MUSIC NEWS: THURSDAY, APRIL 20, 2017
PRINCE - ESTATE LAWSUIT
Prince's estate is trying to stop a sound engineer from releasing lost tracks from ten years ago. One of the six tracks from the E-P ``Deliverance'' is already available. It's the title track, which came out on Apple Music yesterday. Prince's estate says George Ian Boxill is violating a 2004 confidentiality agreement that stated all recordings would belong to Prince. A press release for the ``Deliverance'' E-P says the majority of sales will benefit Prince's estate. Boxill's attorneys did not return a request for comment.
SEX PISTOLS - GLEN MATLOCK - PUNK ETHIC
Original Sex Pistols bassist Glen Matlock feels the most punk thing he does these days is endure. Matlock says he doesn't try to live in the past and he's always trying to come up with something that sounds contemporary. He'll put out an album in the summer that he says is not punk but has a punk spirit. That's not to say he doesn't have fond memories of the Sex Pistols. Matlock says they used to play a club next to a Chinese restaurant and he'd order food before they went on stage. The chef would come in the audience and give him a thumb's up. Matlock says he thought it meant he liked the show, but really it was that Matlock's egg foo yung was ready.
ENGELBERT HUMPERDINCK - 50 YEARS
Engelbert Humperdinck will release two new songs as part of a greatest-hits collection marking 50 years since ``Release Me'' came out. The songs ``I Followed My Heart'' and ``I Don't Want To Call It Goodbye'' will appear on ``Engelbert Humperdinck 50 - The Legend Continues,'' out June 2nd. It also will have a remix of ``Release Me.'' Humperdinck is planning a 50th anniversary tour.
RIOT FEST - LINEUP
Nine Inch Nails, Queens of the Stone Age, New Order and Paramore will play the latest edition of Riot Fest in Chicago September 15th-17th. The punk band Jawbreaker will reunite to headline Sunday's lineup. Other bands performing include M.I.A., Prophets of Rage, Wu-Tang Clan, Ministry, New Found Glory and Mike D doing a D-J set.
CHANCE THE RAPPER - CHARITY
Chance The Rapper's birthday party has raised 100-thousand dollars for charity. The New York Daily News reports the money raised from Chance's bash in Chicago on Sunday will go to his SocialWorks charity. The party featured appearances by Chance, Ludacris, T-Pain and Big Bird from ``Sesame Street.'' Chance's birthday cake was designed to look like a bucket of Harold's Chicken and a bottle of kiwi-strawberry Mistic.
``GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY'' - SOUNDTRACK MUSIC
Every member of Fleetwood Mac watched the scene in ``Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2'' that used the song ``The Chain'' before they gave approval. Director James Gunn tells Rolling Stone magazine he also appealed directly to Jeff Lynne to get the rights to use ``Mr. Blue Sky'' by Electric Light Orchestra. Gunn says it was a bit tough because Lynne had approved a song for the first ``Guardians'' movie and Gunn cut that scene. Gunn also put Cheap Trick's ``Surrender'' in the new ``Guardians'' movie as a thank you. He says Cheap Trick let him use ``If You Want My Love'' in his 2011 indie film ``Super'' ''for nearly nothing.`` ''Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2`` comes out May 5th. The soundtrack comes out tomorrow.
(The Associated Press)