Legendary rock band Doobie Borthers, who are now touring North America with Santana, have recorded a new EP of five songs, which is going to be released in 2020. The material was created in collaboration with producer John Shanks (Bon Jovi, Sheryl Crow, The Goo Goo Dolls, etc.) and the result pleased everybody. 

Tom Johnston, Doobie Brothers' lead guitarist/singer, noted in a recent interview: “It's rock n' roll, basically. There's one that's kind of a ballad, but the rest of them are rock, with a little modern edge to it. It's totally different from anything we've ever done before, which gets me excited right away because I hate rubber-stamping something we've done already. These songs are in totally different directions, things I've never tried before vocally, musically. Everything is kind of different from what you expect to hear from normal Doobies, but it's still recognizable".

The untitled EP doesn’t have a release date yet (it is their first release with new meterial, since their 2010 album "World Gone Crazy" and their first studio work since 2014’s "Southbound".

Jeff Lynne, legendary mastermind of Electric Light Orchestra, has declared that a new album will soon be released. Lynne gave a Forbes interview and said: "I've got a brand new album nearly ready to come in October or something". 

According to the ELO and related fan site www.elodiscovery.com,  a list of new song titles circulates on the internet: They could be the tracklist of the upcoming album. I made my own researches: here are below the tracks recently copyrighted. The album will be released under the name of Jeff Lynne's ELO in November with the title "From Out Of Nowhere" or "On The Horizon". For your information, there are numerous previously unreleased songs copyrighted earlier: "Do You Remember", "Don't Want To Lose It", "Heart Of You", "Hey Walking Man", "I Know That You Know", "I Made A Man Out Of You", "More Than Ever", "No One Knows", "Shard End Crescent", "Sad But It's True" and "Just A Matter Of Time".

All fans of ELO and Jeff Lynne should be patient - for sure, the successor of "Alone in the Universe" will be available in some months from now!  

 

Good news for all classic rocks fans. Blue Öyster Cult have recently inked a deal with Frontiers Music Srl. The American hard rock legends will release a new album in 2020. Frontiers is also going to re-release the last three albums of the band [with updated artworks - "Cult Classic" (1994), "Heaven Forbid" (1998) and "Curse Of The Hidden Mirror" (2001)].

Official press release

For over four decades, Blue Öyster Cult has been thrilling fans of intelligent hard rock worldwide with powerful albums loaded with classic songs. Indeed, the Long Island, New York‐based band is revered within the hard rock and heavy metal scene for its pioneering work. Blue Öyster Cult occupies a unique place in rock history because it's one of very few hard rock/heavy metal bands to earn both genuine mainstream critical acclaim as well as commercial success. Now they have partnered up with Frontiers Music Srl to continue their amazing journey.

Frontiers president Serafino Perugino said: "We are delighted to be able to bring back the iconic Blue Öyster Cult with the release of a wealth of musical material that will certainly please all the fans. Hard rock music would not be what is now without BÖC and Frontiers is their natural 'home.' We look forward to a long and fruitful cooperation."

Blue Öyster Cult's Eric Bloom commented: "It's been a long time since BÖC's last studio album. Our biggest question from fans is 'when are we going to do some new music?' So we are ready to take this journey again. Recording with Danny, Richie and Jules should be a great experience as we've been touring together for years and Buck and I are looking forward to including them in the creative and recording process."

Adds Buck Dharma: "The current band is GREAT and has never been recorded other than the live concerts, so we feel now is the time for new songs to be written and recorded. About half of the songs for the new record exist and the rest will be finished during the process".

Alice Cooper has made a “death pact” with his wife, Sheryl Goddard.

According to an interview of the legendary singer in “The Mirror”, the couple, which was married in 1976, simply can’t live without each other: “We’ve made a pact — there is no way of surviving without each other. I couldn’t live without her. We always said there will never be a time when one of us will be mourning the other. Whenever it does happen, we are going to go together."

However, the famous musician clarified in “USA Today” that he didn't mean one would end his or her life if the other were to die first. It is not a suicide pact, but a life pact.

Alice Cooper stated exactly: "We have a life pact. We love life so much. What I was meaning was that because we're almost always together, at home and on the road, that if something did happen to either of us, we'd most likely be together at the time. But neither of us has a suicide pact. We have a life pact."

And conclude: “I’ve been married 43 years to the greatest girl in the world. We have never cheated on each other”.

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