Steve Lukather Says Ringo Starr Treats the All Starr Band Members "Like Kings";


Image Courtesy of Rob ShanahanSteve Lukather and his group Toto finished up a joint summer tour with Michael McDonald early last month, but now the guitar whiz is hitting the road again with his other main gig, Ringo Starr's All Starr Band.  The ex-Beatles drummer and his collective of fellow famous musicians embark on a new U.S trek that begins tonight in Catoosa, Oklahoma, and runs through an October 23 show in Clearwater, Florida.The All Starr Band for this tour is the same as it was for the group's previous outing: Lukather, Todd Rundgren, ex-Santana and Journey singer/keyboardist Gregg Rolie, Mr. Mister singer/bassist Richard Page, drummer Gregg Bissonette and multi-instrumentalist Warren Ham.  Lukather says that although the lineup might seem like "a really weird group of guys" on paper, the band members play extremely well together and get along great."We've become really good friends," he tells ABC News Radio.  "And Ringo's like the greatest guy you could ever work with.  He treats us like kings.  He takes care of us so well, and he's a joy to be around.  He's an inspiration."Lukather adds that it's "a wonderful experience" getting to play the various classic songs made famous by his fellow All Starr Band mates."I mean, Gregg Rolie from Santana, playing 'Evil Ways' with the guy that sang it [is great]," Steve points out.  "You know, these are songs that I grew up playing as a young musician."Not surprisingly, Lukather is especially delighted that he gets to perform regularly with one of the Fab Four."I look around the stage and…we're doing 'A Little Help from My Friends' and there's Ringo," explains the guitarist.  "Honestly, if you'd have told me that when I was a kid, I would've said…'Yeah, I'll be the first guy on Venus too,' you know?"Lukather says that the rapport he and the other All Starr Band members have developed with Ringo has helped bring the Beatles legend "out of his shell" while they're on the road."[W]e get him out to go to the movies and we get him out to do things, because it's hard to be that famous for 50 years of your life, you know?" notes Steve.  "There's all the pluses and then there's a lot of negatives.  You know, he just wants to be a regular guy sometimes, hang around and not have people stare at him.  It's just unnerving to watch that."Meanwhile, Lukather tells ABC News Radio that his friendship with Ringo extends beyond their All Starr Band collaboration."We live near each other.  We hang out.  [And I] worked on his new album that's coming out," says Steve.  "[I] got to write a song with him.  That was a thrill.  And here I am sitting there [and] we're throwing back lyrics to each other.  I'm going [to myself], 'I'm actually writing a song with one of The Beatles.'  I mean, what are the odds of that?"  (AUDIO IS ABC 1-ON-1)Here's the complete itinerary of the All Starr Band's fall U.S. tour:10/2 -- Tulsa, OK, Hard Rock Café10/3 -- St. Louis, MO, Fabulous Fox Theatre10/4 -- Kansas City, KS, Starlight Theatre10/5 -- Omaha, NE, CenturyLink Center10/7 -- San Antonio, TX, Tobin Center for the Performing Arts10/8 -- Austin, TX, Moody Theater10/10 -- Houston, TX, Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion10/11 -- Grand Prairie, TX, Verizon Theatre10/12 -- Austin, TX, Moody Theater10/15 -- Charleston, SC, North Charleston Performing Arts Center10/17 -- Biloxi, MS, Hard Rock Café Biloxi10/18 -- Jacksonville, FL, Moran Theatre10/19 -- Fort Myers, FL, Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall10/21 -- Fort Lauderdale, FL, Broward Center for the Performing Arts10/22 -- Melbourne, FL, Maxwell C. King Center for the Performing Arts10/23 -- Clearwater, FL, Ruth Eckerd HallFollow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Roger Waters Reminds Fans He's Not a Member of Pink Floyd, Not Involved in New A


Sean EvansRoger Walters left Pink Floyd nearly 30 years ago, but some people apparently never got the memo.  In a post on Facebook, Waters says he wants fans to know he has nothing to do with the upcoming Pink Floyd album, The Endless River.In the post Waters writes, “Some people have been asking Laurie, my wife, about a new album I have coming out in November. Errhh? I don't have an album coming out, they are probably confused."Waters, who left the group as a result of creative differences, goes on to explain, “David Gilmour and Nick Mason have an album coming out. It's called Endless River. David and Nick constitute the group Pink Floyd. I on the other hand, am not part of Pink Floyd. I left Pink Floyd in 1985, that's 29 years ago.”“I had nothing to do with either of the Pink Floyd studio albums, Momentary Lapse of Reason and The Division Bell, nor the Pink Floyd tours of 1987 and 1994, and I have nothing to do with Endless River,” Waters explains, adding “Phew! This is not rocket science people, get a grip.”The Endless River is a collection of tracks that have been reworked from the 1993 sessions for The Division Bell. Mason has described the new album as a “tribute” to Pink Floyd keyboard player Rick Wright, who died in 2008.  The Endless River will be available November 10.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio 

Six-Disc, 45th Anniversary Edition of The Velvet Underground's Self-Titled Third


Polydor/UMeAn expansive six-CD version of The Velvet Underground's critically acclaimed self-titled third album will be released November 24.  The Velvet Underground: 45th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition features two separate stereo mixes of the 1969 album, as well as a mono mix, a disc of 1969 recordings originally intended for the influential rock act's fourth release, and two CDs of live tracks from a pair of November 1969 San Francisco concerts.Prior to the recording of The Velvet Underground, the Lou Reed-led band had welcomed new singer/bassist Doug Yule, who replaced founding member John Cale.  The album, which found the group moving away from the noisy experimental sound featured on many songs on its first two records, was populated with such sonically delicate, introspective tunes as "Pale Blue Eyes," "Candy Says," "Jesus," and "I'm Set Free."The CD containing the aforementioned 1969 sessions includes mostly previously unreleased mixes of songs that appeared on the rarities collections VU and Another View, which were issued in 1985 and 1988, respectively.  Among the songs are early versions of tunes that eventually appeared on some of Reed's solo albums, including "Andy's Chest," "Ocean," "I Can't Stand It," and "Lisa Says."The two live discs boast songs the band's from the band's November 26 and 27, 1969, shows at San Francisco's The Matrix, a club owned by Jefferson Airplane singer Marty Balin.  Most of these tracks also have not been released before.The updated Velvet Underground album also will be sold in several other configurations, including a two-CD set featuring a remastered version of the album and a disc of select recordings from the Matrix concerts; a single CD; and digital editions of the single-disc record and the Super Deluxe set.Follow @ABCNewsRadio!function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Eddie Vedder Releases Cover of John Lennon's "Imagine"


Jeffrey R. Staab/CBSEddie Vedder has officially released his cover of John Lennon's "Imagine" via iTunes.  The live recording is a stripped-down version of the song, featuring only Vedder's vocals and an acoustic guitar -- as well as the united voice of the crowd.Vedder's cover was recorded during his July 18 solo show in Meco, Portugal, marking the first time the outspoken anti-war Pearl Jam frontman has performed a rendition of Lennon's legendary anti-war song."I think it is the most powerful song ever written," Vedder said of "Imagine" prior to his performance, according to Consequence of Sound.  "Which is why I have never played it."Proceeds from iTunes sales will go to Heartbeat.fm, an organization that helps to unite Israeli and Palestinian youth musicians.Follow --ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Jimmy Page Says Led Zeppelin Reunion "Doesn't Look Likely," Is Eyeing 2015 Solo


Image Courtesy of Ross HalfinLed Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page has once again addressed the oft-asked question about whether he'd like to play with his old band again and, not surprisingly, his response won't encourage fans holding out hope for a reunion.Page hosted an event Tuesday at London's Olympic Studios featuring a playback of tracks from the next installments of Led Zeppelin's reissue campaign.  NME asked the guitar legend if remastering the band's catalog made him want to reunite with the other Zeppelin members, to which he answered, "I don't think it looks as though that's a possibility or on the cards, so there's not much more I can say about that.  I'm not going to give a detail-by-detail account of what one person says or another person says.  All I can say is it doesn't look likely, does it?"Although Page did not mention Robert Plant, his remark seemed to be influenced by the Zeppelin singer's recent dismissive comments regarding a reunion.  In August, Plant told U.K. newspaper The Telegraph that he thought Jimmy "should get on and do something," adding, "he's a superb talent."NME reports that Page revealed during Tuesday's event that he indeed was considering a new solo project."If I was to play again it would be with musicians that would be… some of the names might be new to you," he explained.  "I haven't put them together yet but I'm going to do that next year."He said that his shows with this proposed group would include "material that spanned everything from my recording career right back to my very, very early days with The Yardbirds.  There would certainly be some new material in there as well."The 70-year-old Rock and Roll Hall of Famer added he loves to perform live, and said his shows would include instrumental versions of classic Led Zeppelin tunes like "Dazed and Confused."The latest Led Zeppelin reissues, remastered and expanded editions of 1971's Led Zeppelin IV and 1973's Houses of the Holy, will be released on October 28.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Bruce Springsteen, Jon Bon Jovi Ranked Among Most Dangerous Cyber Celebrities of


Danny ClinchIf you search the name Bruce Springsteen online, there’s a 18.82 percent chance you’ll click on a page that tests positive for viruses and other malware. That's according to a new study by the virus fighters at McAfee.The Boss is ranked fifth on McAfee’s list of the Most Dangerous Cyber Celebrities of 2014.ABC late-night host Jimmy Kimmel is number one. According to McAfee, you have an 19.38 percent chance of landing on a malicious website if you search his name.Voice coach and country singer Blake Shelton is ranked sixth, and Jon Bon Jovi is ranked eighth. Paul McCartney is 29th on the list."Most consumers are completely unaware of the security risks that exist when searching for celebrity and entertainment news, images and videos online, sacrificing safety for immediacy," said McAfee's Gary Davis. "Cybercriminals capitalize on consumers' attention to breaking celebrity news and leverage this behavior to lead them to unsafe sites that can severely infect their computers and devices and steal personal data," Davis added.Here's McAfee's top-10 Most Dangerous Cyber Celebrities of 2014:1. Jimmy Kimmel -- 19.38% chance of downloading a virus.2. Armin van Buuren -- 19.33%3. Ciara -- 19.31%4. Flo Rida -- 18.89%5. Bruce Springsteen -- 18.82%6. Blake Shelton -- 18.47%7. Britney Spears -- 18.19%8. Jon Bon Jovi -- 17.64%9. Chelsea Handler -- 17.22%10. Christina Aguilera -- 16.67%Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Trial Date Set in Midnight Rider Manslaughter Case; Indicted Assistant Director


PMK-BNCThere are yet more new developments with regard to the legal drama stemming from the train accident that killed a camera assistant during the filming of the Gregg Allman biopic Midnight Rider.  Deadline.com reports that a March 9, 2015, trial date has been scheduled in the manslaughter and criminal-trespass case that's been brought against the four indicted filmmakers involved in the project.According to an order issued by Judge Anthony Harrison of Georgia's Wayne County Superior Court, pre-trial motions will be heard on February 12 and 13 of next year, with jury selection beginning on March 9.  All discovery evidence must be entered into the court by December 10.The indicted parties are the husband-and-wife director and producer team of Randall Miller and Jody Savin, executive producer Jay Sedrish and first assistant director Hillary Schwartz.  Schwartz became the most recent member of the Midnight Rider team to face charges when she was indicted on September 10.  She was on hand Tuesday for a status conference at the Wayne County Superior Court that all the lawyers for the indicted parties also attended.  Afterward, Schwartz -- accompanied by her lawyer -- walked to the adjacent Wayne County Jail Detention Center and turned herself in.If convicted on the manslaughter charge, Miller, Savin, Sedrash and Schwartz face a possible 10-year prison sentence, while the criminal trespass charge carries a potential one-year term.This past February 20, Sarah Jones, a 27-year-old camera assistant, was killed and several other crew members were injured by a train during the first day of filming on Midnight Rider.  The crew was filming a scene on a trestle bridge in Doctortown, Georgia, when the train barreled through.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

The Kinks' Dave Davies Announces Full Details About Latest Solo Album, "Rippin'


Red River EntertainmentKinks lead guitarist Dave Davies has unveiled complete official details about his forthcoming solo album, Rippin' Up Time, which will be released October 28 on CD and will be available a week earlier as a digital download.  The collection features 10 original tunes and was co-produced by Davies and his friend David Nolte.Dave's son Russell Davies, a musician and producer in his own right, contributes vocals to two songs, "In the Old Days" and "Through My Window."  Dave and Russ previously worked together on the 2010 eletronica-influenced album Two Worlds.According to Dave, Rippin' Up Time focuses on "a man's reflections of the past, his fears, anxieties and optimism about the present and hopeful expectations about the future."The 67-year-old guitarist explains, "I had a lot of ideas in my head thinking about the past and how we started and The Kinks and my own life and the present and what's happening with my life now and concerns and worries, anxieties about the future."  He adds, "I suddenly had an image of all the times overlapping as if they're all in one place in my mind.  I thought I'd just write it from the point of view of a dream."You can check out the title track of the album now at Red River Entertainment's SoundCloud page.As previously announced, Davies has scheduled a series of fall U.S. tour dates to promote Rippin' Up Time.  The trek is mapped out from a November 11 show in Milwaukee through a November 28 concert in Englewood, New Jersey.Here is the complete track list for Rippin' Up Time:"Ripping Up Time""Semblance of Sanity""King of Karaoke""Front Room""Johnny Adams""Nosey Neighbours""Mindwash""Between the Towers""In the Old Days""Through My Window"Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Brian Wilson Added to Lineup of Neil Young's Bridge School Benefit Concert


Image Courtesy of James Minchin IIIA very special guest star has been added to the lineup of the 2014 edition of Neil Young's Bridge School Benefit Concert. Beach Boys mastermind Brian Wilson will perform at both of this year's shows, which will take place on October 25 and 26 at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, California.Wilson joins a bill that, as usual, includes Young and also features Tom Jones, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, Florence + the Machine, Band of Horses, and Norah Jones' new group, Puss N Boots.  Young's estranged wife, Pegi, who co-founded the Bridge School, also will perform with her backing band, The Survivors.  Tickets for the concerts are available now via LiveNation.com, and at the Shoreline Amphitheatre box office, Ticketmaster outlets, and by calling 800-745-3000.Wilson was one of the many performers this past Sunday at the star-studded tribute concert George Fest: A Night to Celebrate the Music of George Harrison, which was held at Los Angeles' Fonda Theatre.  Among the evening's many highlights was Brian's rendition of the Harrison solo classic "My Sweet Lord," which included accompaniment by The Beach Boys' Al Jardine, Heart's Ann Wilson, and The Flaming Lips' Wayne Coyne, among others.  You can check out fan-recorded video of the performance on YouTube.Follow @ABCNewsRadio!function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Listen to Jackson Browne's New Album, "Standing in the Breach," Online Now


Inside RecordingsJackson Browne is treating fans to a preview of his upcoming studio album, Standing in the Breach, currently streaming in its entirety over at USAToday.com.  The 10-song collection, which will be released next Tuesday, October 7, finds the 65-year-old singer/songwriter concerned, yet hopeful, about the state of the world.Browne tells USA Today that one the new tracks, "If I Could Be Anywhere," is a love song, but not in the traditional sense.  "[It's] a love song to the oceans, the environment, to future generations," he explains.  "It's the idea that there's a challenge that can only be met while we're here, both in the sense of being present and also that we're here at this moment in time."Meanwhile, Browne admits that the tune "Which Side Are You On?" bears some structural resemblance to Bob Dylan's spiritually-themed "Gotta Serve Somebody," but points out, "It's not a song about God; it's about your personal allegiances to the forces at play in our society."Standing in the Breach comes to a close with "Here," which Browne originally wrote for the 2009 Kevin Spacey film, Shrink."It's about accepting the world that has changed in a fundamental way you almost cannot accept," Browne tells USA Today.  "It's about, in the end, finding a way of being in the world."Standing in the Breach is Jackson's 14th studio effort, and the follow-up to 2008's Time the Conqueror.  Browne recently launched a fall U.S. tour in support of the record that's mapped out through an October 18 show in Indianapolis.  His next date is scheduled for this Saturday in York, Pennsylvania.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio