Classic oldies

  • Ex-Journey frontman Steve Perry teases plans for new holiday tune

    Kevin Mazur/WireImage for Rock and Roll Hall of FameSteve Perry released his first Christmas album, The Season, last year and now the former Journey singer is hinting he has more holiday music on the way. On Monday, Perry posted a grinning, crazed-looking depiction of himself wearing a Santa Claus hat on his social media pages, along with a message that reads, "Here's another one of my sketches because, 'Maybe This Year one NEW SP original Holiday song, plus one more, could be coming!'" Earlier in the month, Perry posted a different drawing of the same character wearing reindeer antlers and standing in front of a microphone, with the caption, "Regarding the Holidays, Maybe This Year? Sincerely Steve Perry." In a separate post, Steve wrote, "Follow me on Spotify to get special notifications of anything I might be up to -- Maybe This Year?" The Season, which was released November 5, is an eight-song collection featuring Perry's renditions of such classic yuletide tunes as "Winter Wonderland," "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town," "Silver Bells" and "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas." In an interview with ABC Audio shortly before the album's release, Perry was asked if he'd consider putting out more holiday music in the future, to which he responded, "If I can pull it off, if Uncle Steve's still here, I might do that, yes." Copyright © 2022, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.

  • Goo Goo Dolls provide unflinching look at domestic violence in "You Are the Answer" music video

    ABC/Randy HolmesGoo Goo Dolls have released the "You Are the Answer" music video, which fans hail as the standout track off their new album, Chaos in Bloom. The music video hits close to home for the band, as it highlights the Joe Torre Safe At Home Foundation, a nonprofit they've partnered with. The organization is focused on ending the cycle of domestic violence by assisting children in their safety and well-being, and in securing a better future. The music video shares an unflinching look at domestic violence, starting with a woman using makeup to hide her multiple bruises. It's then revealed the woman grew up in an unstable household, where her violent father would abuse both her and her mother. Her mother was too afraid to flee the relationship, which causes the woman to reflect on why she continues to stay with her abusive partner.  The music video ends with the woman consoling her younger self before escaping her home to seek closure by visiting her elderly father at a hospital. She then gives birth to her child and is seen peacefully feeding her baby without her abusive partner. Frontman John Rzeznik then shares a PSA about supporting the Joe Torre Safe At Home Foundation and encouraging victims of domestic violence to reach out for help. If you are affected by abuse and needing support, or know someone who is, call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233, or the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-656-HOPE (4673). You can also chat online at thehotline.org or online.rainn.org, respectively. Copyright © 2022, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.

  • "Honorary Gorilla" Stevie Nicks to appear in video for Gorillaz collaboration

    ABC Audio; ParlophoneStevie Nicks is featured on a track called "Oil" on the upcoming album by the virtual alternative-rock group Gorillaz, Cracker Island, and the two-time Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee says she only one "demand" for taking part in the song. Speaking with Zane Lowe on Apple Music 1, Nicks shares that she requested to be in the video for the track. "That's how I know about the Gorillaz, is because of all their crazy cartoon videos," Nicks says. "I'm going, 'I want to be in the 'Oil' video. I want to be a Gorilla, and I want to have big, false eyelashes, and I want to have blond hair, right?'" The Fleetwood Mac singer and solo star continues, "I said, 'This is my one demand that I will make.' And so, they're doing it as we speak." Nicks adds that she's "so proud" of the collaboration, which she describes as "somewhere between love and war." "I was an honorary Heartbreaker, I was an honorary Foo Fighter," she says. "And now, I'm an honorary Gorilla. I'm so happy." Cracker Island will be released February 24, 2023. It also features collaborations with artists including Beck, Tame Impala, Bad Bunny and Thundercat. Copyright © 2022, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.

  • John Travolta salutes Olivia Newton-John on what would have been her 74th birthday

    ABC AudioOlivia Newton-John would have turned 74 on Monday, so friends of the late singer are paying their respects. John Travolta, who starred alongside Newton-John in the movie adaptation of Grease, saluted the late legend in a meaningful post on social media. "Happy birthday my Olivia," he wrote in an Instagram Story, sharing a still of their characters -- Danny and Sandy -- glancing adoringly at the other. Olivia's family also honored her on her birthday. Her husband, John Easterling, shared a heartfelt tribute in the form of a beautiful memory. He recalled a trip to the Bahamas and how they were caught up in a storm that they feared would blow their boat off course. The storm quickly subsided and left behind a beautiful rainbow while "dolphins started jumping at the bow of the boat." He closed the memory, saying, "Every day with Olivia there was a hint of magic and everyday with Olivia was a bit of the supernatural." Olivia's daughter, Chloe Lattanzi, paid tribute to the late singer on her birthday writing, "We love you mama" along with a dolphin emoji. She shared a video of the family celebrating the late legend's birthday with a family dinner. Newton-John died on August 8 after a years-long battle with cancer. Copyright © 2022, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.

  • Bruce Springsteen posts enigmatic photos online, fueling speculation about new album

    Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for The Rainforest FundSomething new appears to be brewing with Bruce Springsteen. Over the last day or so, Springsteen has posted two mysterious, uncaptioned photos on his social media sites, prompting speculation that The Boss is about to announce plans for a new album. The first photo, which was posted on Sunday, is an image of a double-yellow line on a paved road that runs off into the distance. The second pic, which was posted Tuesday, is of the steering wheel of a vintage car. Springsteen posted some unexplained photos on his social media sites before the release of his 2019 album, Western Stars, so many fans feel these new pics are serving a similar purpose. Earlier this month, Rolling Stone publisher Jann Wenner revealed in a Billboard interview that a new album by Bruce was "coming out soon," but no official news about the project has been announced yet. Meanwhile, as previously reported, Bruce and his E Street Band will kick off a 2023 tour on February 1 in Tampa, Florida. He and wife E Street Band member Patti Scialfa will also perform this Thursday, September 29, at the inaugural Albie Awards ceremony, which will be held at the New York Public Library. The event is being presented by the Clooney Foundation for Justice, an organization co-founded by George and Amal Clooney, and salutes global justice defenders. "The Albie Awards … are a way to shine a protective light on the many courageous individuals who, at great personal risk, have devoted their lives to justice," the Clooneys say in a statement. Other celebrities who will participate in the event include Michelle Obama, Meryl Streep, Oscar Isaac, Dua Lipa, Aloe Blacc, John Oliver and Julia Roberts. Copyright © 2022, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.