Through the honored vocals of artists like The Black Keys, Patti Smith, Lou Reed, Paul McCartney, Graham Nash, Modest Mouse, My Morning Jacket and Fiona Apple, rock 'n' roll pioneer Buddy Holly continues to live on long after his tragic death. The sonic sweeping star would be 75-years-old on September 7th of this year and the highly anticipated release of Rave On Buddy Holly proves that his music is still more relevant than ever and his influence has not ceased to spread across all music soundscapes.
The production of Rave On Buddy Holly celebrates the rock icon's 75th birthday and enduring legacy with a 19-song collection of outstanding Holly covers by an eclectic assemblage of today's most talented musical visionaries. Due on June 28th from Fantasy Records/Concord Music Group, the album was overseen and produced by the esteemed film-music supervisor Randall Poster, who is known for his collaborative works with directors such as Martin Scorsese, Todd Haynes, and Wes Anderson.
For all the financial evils the credit card companies have wrought, the Unstaged webcast series backed by American Express has brought music fans some quality free entertainment. The project tasks established film directors with filming full concerts for live broadcast via Youtube.
My Morning Jacket will play the Palace Theater in Louisville, Kentucky on May 31st to commemorate the release of their new album Circuital, released the same day. TIckets went quick, but the band just extended the invitation to the whole world. Yesterday they announced through the band's website that the concert would be filmed as part of the Unstaged series under the guiding lens of none other than acclaimed director Todd Haynes.