Occupy This Album
A host of huge names have contributed music to a forthcoming benefit album aimed at aiding the Occupy Wall Street Movement. Due this spring, Occupy This Album: A Compilation of Music by, for and Inspired by the Occupy Wall Street Movement and the 99%, will boast music from Joan Baez, Crosby & Nash, Yoko Ono, Jackson Browne, Willie Nelson, and many more.
While in Park City, UT this weekend to premiere his new Jonathan Demme-directed concert film Journeys at the Slamdance Film Festival, Neil Young told an audience he is in the studio recording a new album with Crazy Horse. The crowd “erupted in applause” following the news, according to Rolling Stone. The complete lineup of Crazy Horse hasn’t backed Young on an all-new studio album since 1996’s Broken Arrow. ”
Rock and Roll hall of Fame singer Aretha Franklin has called off her very brief engagement to longtime companion William “Willie” Wilkerson. The “Queen of Soul” announced her engagement earlier this month, but yesterday told CNN that the ‘Natural Woman” and her apparently not-so “Do Right Man” have decided “they’re moving a little too fast.” The legendary 69-year old singer said, “There were a number of things that had not been thought through thoroughly,” adding “there will be no wedding at this time