Today in Country Music History – 5/26/20

COUNTRY DATEBOOK: MAY 26, 2020 • 1962: WILLIE NELSON scored his first chart single with Touch Me. • 1973: JEANNE PRUETT’s hit Satin Sheets topped the country charts. • 1992: BROOKS & DUNN’s debut album, Brand New Man, was certified gold. • 2001: LORETTA LYNN opened her Coal Miner’s Daughter exhibit in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee.…


Queen’s Brian May Survives Heart Attack

Guitar God Brian May took to Instagram to tell fans that he had a “small heart attack” and was “very near death,” but the Queen rocker is now currently on the mend. May who was hospitalized a few weeks ago after shredding his gluteus maximus, said he chose to have stents put in to help…


New Online GNR Concert Series

Guns N Roses have premiered the first episode of what’s expected to be a new series of concert films from their “Not in This Lifetime” tour. The concert video, a 2019 performance from Salt Lake City, features professionally filmed and edited content. The band says these highlights are just the first of the videos to…


New Concert Film From Roger Waters

Roger Waters hit the road in 2017 with his Us+Them tour and brought a few cameras along for the ride. He’s releasing a concert film with the same title, featuring performances of tracks from classic Floyd albums as well as his solo work. You can check out Us+Them when its released digitally and on demand…


Concert Cancellations

Unfortunately, the list of concert cancellations for this summer continues to grow. The Hella Mega Tour, featuring Green Day, Weezer, and Fall Out Boy, originally scheduled for August 15 at PNC Park, has been postponed until 2021. And if you were one of the few people that had tickets for Nickelback at S&T Bank Music…


Dee Snider New Concert Album/Film

The man behind Twisted Sister, Dee Snider, is bringing the concert to your house via a new live album and concert Blu-Ray/DVD to be released on July 31. Filmed in 2018, For the Love of Metal Live, includes classic Twisted Sister songs as well as new material along with a few cover tunes. It will also…


Waters Does “Mother” From Home

Add Roger Waters’ name to the list of musicians who’ve released performances from home. The former Pink Floyd rocker has debuted a home bound version of his classic “Mother” as originally featured on the band’s masterpiece album, The Wall. The video, published on YouTube, also features members of Waters’ band playing from their own respective homes.


New Alice Cooper Song

Alice Cooper has released a new track that specifically addresses the COVID-19 pandemic and this era of life in the world. Entitled “Don’t Give Up,” Cooper hopes that the message of the song gives listeners a sense of confidence within the uncertainty. It was created remotely along with producer Bob Ezrin. According to a statement,…


Lynyrd Skynyrd DVD

The movie about Lynyrd Skynyrd, Street Survivors: The True Story of the Lynyrd Skynyrd Plane Crash, is coming to DVD, Blu-Ray, and video on-demand on June 30. The film tells the story of the fateful accident from the perspective of Skynyrd’s former drummer, Artimus Pyle. Pyle lived through the event to tell his tale on film.


Paul Rodgers Covers Imagine

Paul Rodgers, former lead singer of Free, Bad Company, and The Firm, has released a cover version of John Lennon’s “Imagine.” Along with Rodgers’ daughter Jasmine, this version was assembled by English band Inglorious’ Nathan James and also features Geoff Downes and Dave Kilminster. Although its not necessarily a benefit track, the new version is accompanied…