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Lou Reed Archive Series, With Unreleased Songs, Announced by Light in the Attic


Hear a previously unreleased demo of the Velvet Underground’s “I’m Waiting for the Man” from Words & Music, May 1965—the first offering from the series

 

Light in the Attic has partnered with Laurie Anderson for the Lou Reed Archive Series, which begins with the release of Words & Music, May 1965 on August 26. The album is a previously unreleased collection of songs recorded by a young Reed with his future Velvet Underground bandmate John Cale.

 

Reed sealed the recordings in an envelope and mailed them to himself as a “poor man’s copyright,” and they include early demos of his most iconic songs. Listen to the remastered recording of “I’m Waiting for the Man” below. The record announcement comes as New York Library prepares to unveil the Lou Reed archives this week, with Reed’s box of demoes among the exhibits.

 

The collection also includes the earliest known recordings of “Heroin” and “Pale Blue Eyes,” plus multiple previously unreleased compositions. There’s a Cale-fronted version of Nico’s Chelsea Girl song “Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams,” an early rendition of the Berlin song “Men of Good Fortune,” and a rarity oft-discussed in Velvet Underground mythology, “Buttercup Song.”

 

The record will be available in a variety of formats, including LP, cassette, CD, 8-track, and digital editions. The deluxe 2xLP edition will be limited to 7,500 copies and feature a die-cut gatefold jacket. It comes with a bonus Third Man–pressed 7″ featuring six songs that include early demos and a cover of Bob Dylan’s “Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right.”

 

Words & Music, May 1965 was produced by Laurie Anderson, Don Fleming, Jason Stern, Hal Willner, and Matt Sullivan. Greil Marcus provides liner notes. On the same day the album will be released, a new podcast about the collection, hosted by TV on the Radio’s Tunde Adebimpe, will debut.

 

Before settling on New York Public Library, Anderson had planned to host Reed’s archives in the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas, The New York Times notes. The Times says, “she changed her mind in 2015 after a law was passed in Texas allowing people to carry handguns on college campuses.”

 

The archive also includes finds such as a tape labeled “Electric Rock Symphony,” considered a precursor to Metal Machine Music. Only last month, archivists dated to the tape to the mid-sixties, showing how long the record’s style had been gestating, The Times points out.

 

Credits: By Evan Minsker and Jazz Monroe /Pitchfork.com

Queen Will Release a Newly Discovered Song Featuring Freddie Mercury’s Vocals: ‘Found a Little Gem’


“We looked at it many times and thought, ‘Oh no, we can’t really rescue that,’” Brian May told BBC Radio 2 of the previously unheard track, recorded for 1989’s The Miracle.

 

Get ready to hear a brand-new song from Queen with original lead vocalist, the late Freddie Mercury! In an interview on BBC Radio 2 over the weekend, guitarist Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor of Queen revealed they’ve found a previously unheard song recorded by the band with Mercury before the legendary vocalist died at 45 from AIDS-related complications in 1991.

 

“We did find a little gem from Freddie that we’d kind of forgotten about,” Taylor, 72, told host Zoe Ball. “And it’s wonderful. Actually, it was a real discovery.”

 

According to Taylor, fans will likely hear it soon: “It’s from The Miracle sessions, and I think it’s going to be out in September.” Originally recorded for the band’s 1989 album, which spawned the singles “I Want It All,” “Breakthru,” “The Invisible Man,” “Scandal,” and title track “The Miracle,” May, 74, said they’ve been discussing whether or not to release the track for some time now. – 

“It was kind of hiding in plain sight,” he explained of the song, the title of which is currently unknown. “We looked at it many times and thought, ‘Oh no, we can’t really rescue that.’”

 

Recently, however, they had a change of heart — thanks to a fresh opinion. “But in fact, we went in there again and our wonderful engineering team went, ‘OK, we can do this and this,’” May revealed. “It’s like stitching bits together. But it’s beautiful. It’s touching.” “It’s a very passionate piece,” Taylor detailed.

 

Queen has posthumously released recordings featuring Mercury’s vocals before, most recently on the 2014 compilation album Queen Forever. The multi-disc set featured three previously unheard songs: “Let Me in Your Heart Again,” “Love Kills,” and “There Must Be More to Life Than This” featuring the late Michael Jackson.

Prior to Queen Forever, Mercury was partially featured on Queen’s final studio album, 1995’s Made in Heaven, which was recorded before and after his death.

 

Credits: Jack Irvin – People.com

YES Legend JON ANDERSON And THE PAUL GREEN ROCK ACADEMY Release Music Video For New Song ‘So Limitless’


Legendary YES vocalist/songwriter Jon Anderson will play select shows with The Paul Green Rock Academy in summer 2022. Jon and the ensemble will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of the release of YES’s classic album “Close To The Edge” by performing the LP in its entirety, along with other classics and surprises.

 

In support of the upcoming tour, a music video for a new song, “So Limitless”, has been released and can be viewed below. The music was recorded during Jon’s visit to Orlando during the Rock Academy tour in Florida in April 2022. The recording features members of the touring band and Jon, recorded at Solar Studios and produced by Michael Franklin.

 

Says Jon: “Here we go making new music with the Rock Academy teens. ‘So Limitless’. Because we are limitless in all our living, being and dreaming… love and light.”

 

This Jon Anderson tour with The Paul Green Rock Academy is a resumption of the tradition started in 2005 when Jon toured with Paul Green’s original School Of Rock all-stars. These early shows, over 30 in total between 2006 and 2008, were nothing short of magical, and now Anderson returns to continue that magic with a set of YES classics, deep cuts, mash-ups, and solo works, all with lush arrangements featuring choral singing, horns, and all the other benefits of having a backing band with 25 young musicians.

 

Said Paul Green: “Having done a few of these songs in the past with Jon and my students, I couldn’t wait to add them to the current show. Once we did ‘Close To The Edge’ and ‘And You And I’ on our Florida run in April, I was reminded of the magic of hearing these songs recreated by young musicians… They really capture the frenetic energy of the original recordings. Then when I heard it was the 50th anniversary of the album, I just knew we had to do the whole thing. Jon agreed.”

 

Anderson said: “There are so many wonderful moments in my musical life, and being on stage with these young teenagers performing classic YES songs makes me so happy and proud… It’s a marvel and a tremendous pleasure for me. They are a joy to be with and so much fun. I am grateful, thankful and feel very blessed to be able to sing along with them. Janee and I love them all. Love and light.”

 

Anderson co-founded YES in 1968 with bassist Chris Squire, and remained with the band until 2008, when YES replaced him with Benoit David, an Anderson sound-alike who previously fronted the YES tribute band CLOSE TO THE EDGE. David left YES in 2012 and was replaced by Jon Davison. In July 2020, Howe told Rolling Stone that there is virtually no chance of the surviving members of YES reuniting for a tour.

 

“I don’t think [the fans] should stay up late nights worrying about that,” he said. “There’s just too much space out there between people. To be in a band together or even to do another tour like ‘Union’ is completely unthinkable,” referencing the group’s 1990 “Union” LP and tour, which brought together the previous YES album’s lineup (Jon Anderson, Chris Squire, Trevor Rabin, Alan White, Tony Kaye) and the then-ex-YES members’ group ANDERSON BRUFORD WAKEMAN HOWE (Jon Anderson, Bill Bruford, Rick Wakeman, and Steve Howe). “It was difficult when we went through that, particularly because of the personalities,” Howe said.

 

“I’m not saying any one person is to blame, but when you get a big hodgepodge like that together, it’s pretty much a nightmare. We made a nightmare of possibly a good thing back in 1990. I don’t think there is the stamina or the appetite for that kind of thing again.”

 

Anderson, Wakeman, and Rabin had started touring as ARW: ANDERSON, RABIN, AND WAKEMAN in 2016 and then adopted the YES FEATURING JON ANDERSON, TREVOR RABIN, RICK WAKEMAN moniker shortly after the group’s 2017 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction.

 

Howe last toured with Anderson and Wakeman in 2004.

 

YES has released over 20 albums across its career, including its self-titled debut in 1969, “Tales from Topographic Oceans”, in 1973, and its last album, “The Quest”, which came out in October.

 

Credits: Blabbermouth

Live Version Of Frank Zappa’s ‘Montana’ Released Ahead Of Box Set


The Zappa Trust have released an extended version of “Montana” about a couple of weeks ahead of the release of Zappa/Erie, a new six-disc boxed set/digital collection that features a trio of shows that Frank Zappa performed in Erie, Pa., and the surrounding area between 1974-76.

 

The “Montana” version released on Friday offers a glimpse of what one can expect on the new box set. The show was recorded at Edinboro State College on May 8, 1974. The concert was part of a small, month-long run of shows celebrating the 10th anniversary of Zappa’s ever-evolving seminal band, The Mothers, as well as his just-released album, Apostrophe (‘)

 

The Zappa/Erie box set is due out on June 17 via Zappa Records/UMe. Zappa/Erie contains more than seven hours of unreleased, live performances from Zappa and three different lineups of incredible musicians from this peak period. The set has 71 tracks in all.

 

Ahmet Zappa and Zappa Vaultmeister Joe Travers produced the Zappa/Erie box set. The package features front and back cover photos of Zappa by David Rountree Smith, images of the original tapes, and includes original concert fliers, a newspaper review of one of the shows, and a scathing rebuttal to the review from a passionate fan.

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RIAA Commemorates New Montgomery Gentry Gold & & Platinum Songs

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Provides Accreditations to Eddie Montgomery for
” Hell Yeah,” “My Town” & &” Something To Be Happy With”

Visualized (L-R): Eddie Montgomery, Erin D. D. Burr ( RIAA), Angie Gentry, Bryan Frasher ( Traffic Signal Management), Jackie Jones ( RIAA) && Fletcher Lyon ( Traffic Signal Management)

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NASHVILLE, TN ( June 7, 2024)– Last night, the Recording Market Association of America ® ( RIAA) SVP, Media Relations + Gold & & Platinum Program Erin D. D. Burr and SVP, Artist & & Market Relations Jackie Jones shocked Eddie Montgomery, along with the late Troy Gentry’s spouse Angie Gentry and Traffic signal Management group Bryan Frasher and Fletcher Lyon, with plaques honoring Platinum “Something To Be Happy with,” plus Gold ” Hell Yeah” and “My Town” songs launched through Columbia Nashville. The minute was an emphasize for the jam-packed crowd of fans participating in “ Montgomery Gentry including Eddie Montgomery: Commemorating 25 Years” with unique visitors Caleb Lee Hutchinson, Allie Colleen and Individual Retirement Account Dean at 3rd & & Lindsley. The brand-new accreditations raise Montgomery Gentry’s brochure to 7.5 million sales and streaming equivalents in the United States alone. RIAA likewise revealed appreciation for Eddie’s assistance in securing others’ voices and images– in addition to Montgomery Gentry’s tradition– through current discussion with policymakers about the effect of AI on the music neighborhood and beyond. Watch here

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Singer-Actor FKA branches & & Warner Music Group CEO Robert Kyncl Supporter for Voice & & Similarity Defenses at Senate Judiciary Hearing

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Federal Guardrails Versus Misleading AI-Generated Deepfakes and Voice Clones Gains Momentum in Secret Senate Subcommittee

Visualized (L-R): Warner CEO Robert Kyncl & & FKA branches share impactful individual testament

FKA branches affirms on behalf of voice and similarity approval relating to AI

Warner Music Group CEO Robert Kyncl uses viewpoint to Senate Committee

WASHINGTON, DC ( April 30, 2024) — Vocalist, songwriter, manufacturer, dancer & & star Tahliah Debrett Barnett (“ FKA branches“) and Warner Music Group CEO Robert Kyncl shared effective testament throughout a Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Copyright hearing previously today in the country’s capital about the significance of guardrails to safeguard a person’s voice and similarity along with the obligation of tech platforms as expert system (AI) quickly develops. The conversation concentrated on the bipartisan Support Originals, Foster Art, and Keep Home Entertainment Safe (NO PHONIES) Act — a proposition presented by Senators Chris Coons, Marsha Blackburn, Amy Klobuchar, and Thom Tillis that would provide federal securities versus using non-consensual digital duplications in audiovisual works or sound recordings for all Americans.

Multi-hyphenate skill, FKA branches throughout acknowledged the significance of approval from the specific whose being is the really essence of this innovation. ” The reality that someone might take my voice, modification lyrics, modification messaging or deal with an artist that I didn’t, it actually leaves me really susceptible. If legislation isn’t put in location to safeguard artists, not just will we let artists who actually appreciate what we do– that have actually invested a very long time establishing themselves– however it would likewise indicate that fans would not have the ability to rely on individuals that they have actually invested a lot of years purchasing.”

In reaction to claims that deepfakes of living or departed individuals are required for filmmaking, FKA branches described, ” I believe the issue is, if you have the ability to utilize an artist’s voice and similarity without approval about their life story, you’re offering the impression that it’s the equivalent of an autobiography, rather a bio … which’s a confusion. If you have the ability to utilize my voice and my precise face, [then] a group of authors in Hollywood that wish to over dramatize things and make it more awful or fantastical, that’s what makes me actually worried, uneasy and susceptible. If it’s a star, we understand to take it with a pinch of salt. If it is the individual themself, then it simply feels too clear and unfair.”

Notified by his previous experience as a magnate at YouTube and Netflix, Kyncl spoke from deep understanding and regard for both innovation and developers and required clear guardrails for AI. “ Through AI, it is really simple for somebody to impersonate me and trigger all way of havoc. They might talk to an artist in a manner that might damage our relationship or state incorrect things that would harm our service.”

Kyncl summarized, “the fact is, everybody is susceptible.”

In a watershed minute, in reaction to questioning from Senator Mazie Hirono, all witnesses present consisting of those requiring modifications or limitations to the proposed legislation concurred that Congress must enact brand-new securities for people’ voices and images.

Attending to complimentary expression issues, SAG-AFTRA National Executive Director & & Chief Mediator Duncan Crabtree-Ireland included, ” I am worried that we are just taking a look at one side of the First Modification factor to consider here. The opposite is the right that each people needs to our own flexibility of speech to be able to interact our concepts, to associate ourselves with concepts that we wish to so and not be related to concepts we disagree with– that is being actually stomped on by this unconfined capability of individuals without a federal right.”

Senator Tillis stated, “ I’m pleased that we’re using up this costs. I do feel highly we ought to do whatever we can to attempt and move it in this Congress.”

RIAA Chairman & & CEO Mitch Glazie r praised the Committee’s thoughtful evaluation of the NO FAKES Act conversation draft. “ Today’s hearing sets the table for swift and strong action by Congress to safeguard every American from unconsented deepfakes and voice clones. Engaging, individual testament from both FKA branches, Warner CEO Robert Kyncl, and SAG-AFTRA National Director & & Chief Mediator Duncan Crabtree-Ireland made a frustrating case for brand-new legislation safeguarding developers’ incomes and tradition and offering all of us the power to stop bad stars from utilizing our voices and images to create violent deepfakes.”

At today’s hearing, Chairman Coons revealed strategies to complete and officially present the NO FAKES Act this summertime. Together with your home No AI Scams Act, both chambers are now progressing with nationwide steps to safeguard people’ voice and similarity rights.

Kyncl’s op-ed released today in The Hill, entitled 4 Guidelines To Make Expert System Work For People even more set out the significance of Authorization, Money Making, Attribution and Provenance as AI is established. He revealed, ” These propositions would develop clear guideline, assisting to avoid a world where AI can proper an individual’s identity without their approval. This would likewise have a ‘halo impact,’ assisting to suppress false information, identity theft, and hate-fueled material.”

Watch The NO FAKES Act: Safeguarding Americans from Unauthorized Digital Replicas hearing here

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RIAA Addresses IP Protections in USTR’S 2024 Unique 301 Report

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WASHINGTON, DC ( April 25, 2024) — Today, the United States Trade Agent (USTR) provided its yearly Unique 301 Report relating to deficiencies of copyright and other kinds of copyright (IP) securities in specific nations. The Report examines the existing legal, regulative, judicial, and enforcement actions on IP in those nations and recognizes the effect on United States music developers while likewise highlighting systemic concerns for United States federal government engagement to advance imagination worldwide. Amongst the cross-cutting concerns that show the music neighborhood’s input into the Unique 301 procedure, USTR Ambassador Katherine Tai acknowledged the important value of American developers’ contributions to United States tasks and financial development, keeping in mind Stakeholders from both unions and business in the imaginative sectors have actually highlighted the value of copyright defense and enforcement to their incomes and companies.”

” The 2024 Unique 301 Report offers an essential photo of the environment for music developers worldwide in addition to a vital plan for United States engagement with nations around the globe to support them, commented RIAA Chairman && CEO Mitch Glazier ” We value acknowledgment of uncomfortable patterns in many areas that would hurt the American music neighborhood, consisting of constraints on streaming rights, inadequate enforcement, and stream-ripping piracy, and the recognition of favorable advancements relating to copyright defense and enforcement. We motivate the United States Federal government in future Reports to resolve appropriate copyright defense in the context of AI as dedicated to by President Biden in the G7, and to oppose broad exceptions consisting of text and information mining. We likewise advise the United States Federal government to engage with nations based on continuous trade examinations, and to resolve deeply bothersome propositions on copyright and agreement matters, especially in South Africa.”

” We thank Ambassador Tai and the whole interagency group for their vigorous deal with this essential procedure. RIAA highly supports the United States Federal government’s extensive technique to promoting American developers globally, consisting of through existing and future IP discussions with the European Union, India and the UK.”

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