Quick Hits: The Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, Demi Lovato, Fleetwood Mac, Kanye West, The Roots, Capital Cities, 80/35 Festival
April 9, 2013


Rolling Stones
The Rolling Stones have put a date on their Los Angeles tour kickoff, which will now take place on May 2 at the Staples Center. The band last week announced a nine-city U.S. leg on their 50 and Counting tour, which has since expanded with additional shows in Chicago and Toronto. The Stones are also slated to perform on June 29 at this year's Glastonbury festival in England, as well as two June show in London's Hyde Park, which will be their first in that location since 1969.

Paul McCartney has added more dates to his Out There! world tour, and the new shows are in Orlando (May 18), Memphis (May 26), and Seattle (July 19). The former Beatle hasn’t played Orlando or Memphis since his New World Tour in 1993, while his performance at Seattle's Safeco Field marks the stadium's first major concert event. As of press time, the Orlando date is Sir Paul's first show in the U.S. leg of the tour.
     In other McCartney news, the 1976 live album from his band Wings, Wings Over America, will be re-issued by Hear Music/Concord Music Group on May 28 as a deluxe box set. Additionally, the McCartney & Wings concert film Rockshow will be released on DVD and Blu-ray on June 11. Rockshow will also be screened as a "one night only" theatrical release nationwide on May 15.

Demi Lovato will unleash the video for her new song, "Heart Attack," on Tuesday night. Ahead of the video's premiere, producer Jason Evigan teased fans about what else they should expect from her May album release, Demi.  "For her age she's seen a lot, she's had a lot of big ups and big downs. She's matured very fast and I think she naturally skews in that direction," the producer told MTV of working with the singer. "I think without realizing it she puts herself at the level with P!nk. She's up there mentally with those people. She's a very smart girl. She didn't want to go and dwell. She talks about how triumphant she's been." Evigan added that, "All the songs are credible, there's no cheese. It's all real classic songs. I think she has one of the best voices out there right now. This album's gonna really show that and bring her to that next level where she's not a Disney star."

At a Fleetwood Mac show in Philadelphia on Saturday night, Lindsey Buckingham told the audience that before the tour, the band went into the studio to record some new material, and some of the songs will be released as an EP "in a few days." Buckingham said, "We cut a whole bunch of stuff, we're not quite sure what we're going to do with it yet, but one thing we know is it's the best stuff we've done in a long time. The other thing we know is that in a few days, we're gonna drop an EP of new stuff." The guitarist didn't give any other details, but the band did launch into one of those new songs, a upbeat number dubbed "Sad Angel."

Eight years after the song "Gold Digger" was a huge hit for Kanye West, the rapper is being sued over a sample in the song. The family of the late David Pryor has filed suit against West for allegedly sampling their dad's 1974 tune "Bumpin' Bus Stop" by his group Thunder & Lightning. The suit claims that West lifted a 13-second bit of the song in which their dad says "get down" three times in an echo of West's chorus, "Get down girl, go 'head, get down." Pryor's family has asked the judge in the case to stop the sale of the song and provide them with "millions of dollars" in damages for the unlicensed sample, according to TMZ.

With Jimmy Fallon taking over for Jay Leno as host of the Tonight Show in 2014, Roots drummer Questlove spoke to Fuse TV about his band's future with the show. Quest confirmed that The Roots will be sticking with Fallon when he changes jobs. "The Tonight Show is coming to us; we're not going to the Tonight Show. The Tonight Show is coming to New York," the drummer said. "Basically, it's going to be the same show. That's a year from now; anything can happen. Right now, we're just very concerned and just concentrating on still doing our thing at Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. We're honored to receive the baton and pass down tradition."

The debut album from Capital Cities, In A Tidal Wave Of Mystery, will drop on June 11 via Capitol Records in partnership with Lazy Hooks. The album features the single "Safe and Sound," as well as a cameo appearance from OutKast's Andre 3000 and vocalist Shemika Secrest on the song "Farrah Fawcett Hair." Capital Cities will embark on the Dancing With Strangers tour on April 23 in Phoenix with special guest Gold Fields. The tour continues through June 7 in Los Angeles.

The 80/35 festival will take place at Western Gateway Park in Des Moines, IA, on July 5 & 6, and the eclectic lineup boasts Wu-Tang Clan, David Byrne & St. Vincent, Deerhunter, Yeasayer, Wavves, Umphrey’s McGee, and dozens of others. Check out the details at www.80-35.com.




 
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