Find Ella Fitzgerald talk about her songs, scat singing, making movies, singing on stage, collecting cookbooks and shoes and writing a song for Martin Luther King Jr below.
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The ‘I Am The Highway: A Tribute to Chris Cornell’ has been announced for January 2019 and tickets go up for sale tomorrow, November 16. Featured artists include Metallica, Foo Fighters a Ryan Adams. Cornell, known as the frontman for Soundgarden, Temple of the Dog and Audioslave, was found dead in his hotel room in May last year. He was 52 years old. His former bandmates will also be performing and Jimmy Kimmel is set to host the event. A posthumous music video was announced starring the singer’s son yesterday. The video will be made available for viewing tomorrow. Also out tomorrow, a new career-spanning box set featuring a 17-track self-titled album and a 62-track limited edition deluxe box set that includes both his solo work and songs with his three bands.
FKJ, short for French Kiwi Juice, has announced his extensive scheduled 2019 world tour dates earlier this week. The tour includes a run of performances in the States and is set to kick-off in Europe in early February with a 7-show stretch in Hamburg, Copenhagen, Berlin, Cologne, Brussels, Paris and Amsterdam. He continues his tour in the U.K. with a four-night run-through in London, Bristol, Manchester and Glasgow. The multi-instrumentalist will then head across to North America after a break throughout the month of March with a 22-date run spanning over April and May. He released his first official album, “French Kiwi Juice” last year and has since been building his fanbase at festivals like Suwannee Hulaween, Coachella and Lighting in A Bottle. Below, a live improv session in front of the “La Fée Electricité” mural at the Paris Modern Art Museum. The 16-minute clip takes us on an audio-visual journey with the artist’s distinctive use of morphing melodies and soundscapes.
Canadian singer, songwriter and poet, Leonard Cohan died 2 years ago today. Cohen, also known as a novelist, past away of Leukaemia at the age of 82 at his home in Los Angeles. The artist initially pursued a career as a novelist and poet during the 50’s and 60’s and it was only in 1967, at the age of 33 when his career in music commenced. During his lifetime, Cohen was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame, The Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Known as the nation’s highest civilian honour, the artist was also invested as a Companion of the Order of Canada. 7 years ago, he received a Prince of Asturias Awards for literature and the ninth Glenn Golden Prize.
Maggie Rogers performed new songs “Light On” and “Fallingwater” from her from her upcoming debut album “Heard It in a Past Life” on “Saturday Night Live,” on November 4th. The album is out on January 18 and the artist is touring behind the record shortly after. Rogers appeared in a promo for the show where she was “proposed” to by Ariana Grande’s ex-fiancee, Pete Davidson. The show turned out to be the ideal platform to test the water for her new material. Watch Rogers perform “Light On” and “Fallingwater” below.