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New Orleans music doc featuring Keith Richards, Robert Plant, Sting getting virtual cinematic release in May

Keith RichardsRobert Plant and Sting are among the artists featured in Up from the Streets: New Orleans -- The City of Music, a new documentary exploring the Big Easy's musical heritage that will get a virtual cinematic release on May 15.

Viewers will be able to buy tickets to the movie, which they will be able to watch at home, for $12 from one of more than 50 participating U.S. theaters via Eventive.org. Once a ticket has been purchased, the order will be good for one week, and viewers will have 72 hours to finish the film once they've started watching it.

Part of the proceeds from each ticket sold will go toward be donated to The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation's Jazz & Heritage Music Relief Fund, an initiative launched to help Louisiana musicians who need financial assistance because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Up from the Streets, which got its premiere last October at the 30th annual New Orleans Film Festival, looks at the history and evolution music of New Orleans, a cultural melting pot that's considered the birthplace of jazz and a bastion of R&B and funk.

The documentary features commentary from Richards, Plant, Sting and Bonnie Raitt, as well as interviews with such notable New Orleans musicians as Harry Connick Jr.Wynton Marsalis and Branford Marsalis. In addition, the film includes new and archival performance footage of such legendary musicians and groups as Louis ArmstrongFats DominoAllen ToussaintDr. JohnThe Neville Brothers and The Preservation Hall Jazz Band.

You can check out an official trailer for the film at the Eagle Rock YouTube channel.

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Don Felder discusses why "Hotel California" was such a great song in new episode of 'The Big Interview'

Ex-Eagles guitarist Don Felder is the featured guest on the latest episodeof the Dan Rather-hosted AXS TV series The Big Interview, which premieres tonight at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.

Felder discusses a variety of topics during his in-depth conversation with Rather, including what he thinks made "Hotel California" such a special song.

In a sneak peek at the show, Felder, who wrote the tune's chord progression, says a variety of elements contributed to "Hotel California" being so great.

As he explains, "I think it was a special combination of Don [Henley's] singing -- a really beautiful vocal performance -- his lyrics, the music that we started off with…and the incredible guitar stuff that Joe [Walsh] and I did at the very end of it."

Regarding Henley's lyrics, Felder notes, "Don…writes these little postcard pictures, and he throws you a picture. 'On a dark desert highway': You can see that. 'Cool wind in my hair': You can feel it. 'The warm smell of colitas': You can smell it. You know, he's got a brilliant way of writing these little picture postcards lyrically that takes you up to a place where when you [hear] the chorus, then you're like, 'It all makes sense.'"

In a separate preview clip, Felder reflects on what made The Eagles such a special band. "Everybody could write, sing and play," he says, "and the pool of talent we had to draw from, lyrically, melodically, guitar parts, the way we sounded as a unit put together, was just a really magical combination."

Other subjects the 72-year-old Rock & Roll Hall of Famer talks about with Rather include how he feels about the many famous artists who cite The Eagles as an influence and how he developed his passion for playing music.

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Diane Lyn With Some "Springtime" Christmas

So “Santa” is working way passed December during his stay-home order by spreading some Christmas joy, even in April and May.

Santa's workshop has scheduled about 10 scheduled video chats a day.

Locally The Swift family in Annapolis experienced a little of that Christmas magic. They offered to help pay him for his time. But Santa made a suggestion. He said,"I told them, go ahead and give it to the local food bank or charity of your choice. This is my gift to the children," Santa said. Look who is on the “nice” instead of naughty list.

To get in touch with Santa: to:https://www.facebook.com/janina.plant


At home on lockdown, I have been doing a lot of baking. Fancy cupcakes and now it is pies for me. I am making a homemade chocolate pie for hubby this weekend. I did a little research on pies and found favorite pies, state by state. For Maryland it is Baltimore's Dangerously Delicious Pies bakery, they get the iconic pie award for their signature “Baltimore Bomb”. It is loaded with Berger cookies that are melted and swirled through the sweet vanilla custard chess pie filling. Yummo!!!!! I love their pies.

America’s most historic pies and a local recipe for the world famous Amish pie from Lancaster County, Bird in Hand’s Shoo Fly Pie.. 




This is a problem: eye glass fogging with your mask.

Researchers are suggesting a simple method to prevent fogging, just before wearing a face mask, people wash their spectacles with soapy water, shake off the excess and then allow the lenses to air-dry.

"Washing the spectacles with soapy water leaves behind a thin surfactant film that reduces this surface tension and causes the water molecules to spread out evenly into a transparent layer,” the article reveals. I used be an amid scuba diver, and used those antifogging solutions used for scuba masks or ski goggles. That works too!

Also consider the fit of your face mask. Make sure the top of your mask is tight and the bottom looser, to help direct your exhaled breath away from your eyes. For more mask tips:


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As we quarantine and watch out for the virus, like always remember to wash your hands and not touch your face or wear your face mask out in public. An animator and assistant professor at Towson University’s Department of Electronic Media and Film, is releasing a collection of COVID-19 merit badges in the form of animated GIFs.  Badges for things like I Made A Mask and I Attended Class On Line. To find out about getting your merit badge go to:


Watch video for new Rolling Stones song, "Living in a Ghost Town"

Hot on the heels of the release of The Rolling Stones' surprise new song, "Living in a Ghost Town," an official video for the reggae-flavored track has premiered on the band's YouTube channel.

Reflecting the tune's coronavirus-inspired theme, the clip features fisheye-lens footage of empty streets in various cities around the world, including London; Los Angeles; Toronto; Kyoto, Japan; Cape Town, South Africa; and Oslo, Norway. The video also boasts footage of Stones members Mick JaggerKeith RichardsRonnie Wood and Charlie Watts in the studio together and of Jagger recording his vocals while self-isolating.

The song begins with the lyrics, "I'm a ghost, livin' in a ghost town/ You can look for me, but I can't be found/ You can search for me, I had to go underground/ Life was so beautiful, then we all got locked down."

"Living in a Ghost Town" is available now as a digital download and via streaming services.

In addition, The Rolling Stones' official online store is accepting pre-orders for a CD version of the single that's due out on May 29, and limited-edition 10-inch vinyl versions pressed on either orange or purple vinyl that will be released on June 26.

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Diane Lyn Finds the IKEA Famous Swedish Meatballs Recipe

You know those IKEA Swedish meatballs you can order while shopping at the home improvement store, well you can finally make them at home! The recipe is on our web here. The meatball recipe and the iconic “cream” sauce.


Now only if IKEA would give us the recipe to those amazing cinnamon buns. It could be a meatball dinner with desert!


David Crosby says Neil Young hasn't responded to his plea to do a CSNY reunion

In a new Rolling Stone interview, David Crosby discusses his efforts to make peace with Neil Young and convince him to take part in a Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young reunion.

Regarding whether he thinks he and Young will sing together again, Crosby, who's been on the outs with Neil since making negative remarks about Neil's then-girlfriend, now-wife Daryl Hannah in a 2014 interview, says, "No."

Crosby reveals that he tried apologizing multiple times to Young, including sending him a long, sincere email explaining that he feels a CSNY reunion could help convince a lot of people to vote against Donald Trump in the next presidential election, but says he "got a large, empty, echoing silence back."

As David recalls, "I said, 'We're faced with a horrible situation and we have a big voice, we could probably sway the outcome.' And I said, 'I'm really sorry I shot my mouth off about your girlfriend. I really am.'"

Crosby adds that he "knows Stephen [Stills] would love to do" a reunion, although he's not sure about Graham Nash, with whom he's also been feuding in recent years.

"Nash, I haven't talked to in a long time," David admits. "And he has been, in the past anyway, a ball of anger, and not somebody fun to have anything to do with. But he's good at what he does, and he's a pro. We all are."

Meanwhile, Crosby will serve as a judge today at 3 p.m. PT at the launch of the WEEDCon 420 Cup Awards, a competition to choose the best cannabis products and varieties. David will be part of a judging panel that also includes cannabis industry professionals, dispensary buyers and social media influencers. A final awards ceremony will be held on May 20. Visit WEEDConProductions.com for me details.

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Matthew Seligman, bassist for David Bowie, dies from COVID-19 complications

The rock industry has been hit by another devastating loss due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Acclaimed bassist Matthew Seligman died Friday due to complications from the coronavirus.  He was 64.

His passing was announced by guitarist Thomas Dolby, who relayed the message from one of his closest friends, Kevin Armstrong.

"Friday: Matthew Seligman has suffered a catastrophic haemorrhagic stroke from which he won't recover. It is expected that he will not survive longer than 12/24 hours," Armstrong announced on Dolby's Facebook account.  "His ventilator will be gradually withdrawn until the inevitable end. I am so sad to have to bear this terrible news. I have loved him as a friend and a fellow musician for 40 years."

Seligman's former Soft Boys bandmate Robyn Hitchcock also paid tribute to his friend on Friday, writing, "None of us were expecting Matthew to leave us so abruptly, forever. It is strange and very sad to be talking of him in the past tense." 

"I’m profoundly grateful to have played music with him," added Hitchcock. "Matthew is, was, and always will be one of the greats."

Seligman famously worked with David Bowie and also played a hand in some of London's biggest new wave hits in the 80s, such as "Video Killed the Radio Star" and "She Blinded Me with Science."  He also collaborated with Dolby and his solo efforts, Bruce Woolley and the Camera Club and the Thompson Twins.

In 1985, the English bassist accompanied Bowie during his historic Live Aid concert and later helped him create the soundtrack for the movie Labyrinth.

Later in his career, Seligman collaborated with acts such as Tori AmosSinead O'Connor and Morrissey.

He leaves behind a wife and two children.

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What's Trending With Diane Lyn: Cards For Essential Workers

Hallmark Card company is giving away 2 million cards, which will include messages for essential workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Hallmark says they will spotlight workers at our hospitals, our grocery stores, our senior centers, our neighborhoods, even our families are saluted.

There is a series of three cards including encouraging messages such as, “You are so amazing! So thankful for you,” and, “What you do matters… a lot.

There is even a card you can color-in with a crayon. It also comes with the message, “Not all heroes wear capes.” See them at the link below:


What's Trending with Diane Lyn: Outer Banks NC

OBX beaches have changed since the pandemic. Because the tourists are not permitted on the beaches. A post from Cape Lookout's official Facebook account says that the beaches are completely overrun with seashells right now.
The tons of shells are there for a simple reason. There are no tourists to come pick them up. The world stops and nature lives on in its own way



Whoa-oh, here he comes: John Oates to appear on this Wednesday's episode of ABC sitcom 'The Goldbergs'

John Oates of Hall & Oates will make a guest appearance on the latest episode of the ABC sitcom The Goldbergs, airing Wednesday, April 22, at 8 p.m. ET.

The episode, titled "Oates and Oates," focuses on character Barry Goldbergr's attempts to impress Ren, his dream girl, by unrealistically promising her that he can get Hall & Oates to perform at an Earth Day telethon at his college.

As seen in a preview clip, Oates humorously plays a janitor working backstage at the Earth Day event. In the scene, Barry declares that he'd just gotten frustratingly close to Hall & Oates, as John picks up an acoustic guitar and starts singing "Maneater."

Barry then snaps at John, "What the hell, man? Are you mocking me?" Oates' character responds by apologizing and then shyly noting, "Me and my buddy, we got this band, and I thought maybe next year…" Barry rudely cuts him off, saying, "Hard no."

The episode also showcases the 1981 Hall & Oates chart-topper "Kiss on My List" as its featured song.

"Daryl Hall and John Oates were my favorite musical duo from my childhood and a major part of the soundtrack to my life," says The Goldbergs' executive producer Adam F. Goldberg. "Their songs dominated the '80s while I was growing up in suburban Philadelphia where both Daryl…and John…are from."

In a recent interview with Variety, Oates said of his experience shooting his part on The Goldbergs, "The cast was amazing. It all happened so fast."

The singer had to fly from his Nashville home to Los Angeles after being given just 24 hours' notice to film his scene, then headed back to Music City just a few hours later.

"Luckily the timing all worked out for everyone," Oates told Variety.

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Queen's Brian May and Roger Taylor play "We Are the Champions" "together" in composite video

In recent weeks, Queen guitarist Brian May and drummer Roger Taylorhave been posting separate videos online showing them jamming on their respective instruments as they self-isolate at home during the COVID-19 crisis.  Now, the band mates have appeared together in a clip.

The new video shows May and Taylor rocking out to the Queen classic "We Are the Champions." The composite video was created by using a previously posted clip of Brian playing the tune combined with a new video of Taylor playing along with May's clip.

You can check out the video on May's YouTube channel and on Brian's and Roger's social media sites.

In other news, May co-wrote and plays guitar on "Get Up," a song by the new all-female U.K. pop-soul group Kings Daughters that was released Wednesday. Brian also appears in the social-distancing-themed official video for the upbeat tune, which you can check out on Kings Daughters' YouTube channel.

In a new interview with NME, May says of "Get Up," "It feels like an amazingly healing song."

He added, "It's an emotionally lifting track and we thought if ever there was a time to release the track, then this is it."

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The Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney and more stars performed on the 'One World: Together at Home' special

The One World: Together at Home special, featuring performances by The Rolling StonesPaul McCartney and various other major music stars as they self-isolated because of the coronavirus pandemic, was broadcast Saturday on all major U.S. networks and their digital platforms.

Among the show's highlights was The Rolling Stones playing a version of "You Can't Always Get What You Want." The video featured a split screen showing band members Mick JaggerKeith RichardsCharlie Watts and Ronnie Wood performing the tune in separate locations. Humorously, Watts played air drums on some boxes and a chair, so a drum track must have been added to the mix.

McCartney played a slowed-down rendition of his classic Beatles song "Lady Madonna" on piano. Before his performance, Sir Paul noted, "My mother, Mary, was a nurse and a midwife just after and during the Second World War, so I have a lot of time for the doctors, the nurses, and all the medical staff that keep us healthy. We love you. Thank you."

The event also featured performances by Stevie Wonder and Elton John. Stevie played a medley of the Bill Withers' classic "Lean On Me" and his own gem "Love Is in Need of Love Today." Elton performed his uplifting hit "I'm Still Standing."

Among the many other artists who performed during the special were Lady Gaga -- who curated the two-hour event -- Green Day's Billie Joe ArmstrongColdplay's Chris MartinPearl Jam's Eddie VedderTaylor Swift and Céline Dion.

During the broadcast, it was announced that the event's corporate partners and philanthropists had committed $127 million so far to aid the World Health Organization's support of healthcare workers' fight against the pandemic.

You can watch the entire special, including the six-hour pre-show, at Global Citizen's YouTube channel.

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Daryl Hall happy that 'Live from Daryl's House' is back on the air thanks to AXS TV

Daryl Hall's popular performance series Live from Daryl's House returns to television this Sunday, April 19, at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT, when the first of 14 past episodes airs on AXS TV.

The first show, which originally premiered in March 2012, features Cee Lo Green jamming with Hall and his band.

"I had such a great time with Cee Lo," Daryl tells ABC Audio, "I loved singing with him." The program includes performances of Cee Lo's Gnarls Barkley smash "Crazy," his solo hit "F*** You," and the Hall & Oates classics "One on One" and "I Can't Go for That (No Can Do)."

Hall says he and AXS TV decided together which episodes will air on the high-def network. Among the other artists featured on upcoming shows include Rob Thomas, the band TrainJason MrazChris DaughtryHootie & the Blowfish's Darius RuckerGavin DeGraw and Elle King.

"I'm very happy to be back on the air with all this," says the 73-year-old Rock & Roll Hall of Famer. "[T]his show is the most exciting thing I ever did."

Daryl says he likes that the show's format -- his guests perform with him and his band for the first time at the taping -- pushes the artists out of their comfort zone.

"[A]lmost all of the artists…aren't used to…just flying blind," Hall notes. "A lot of them get really nervous. But I love to see their faces when they realize it's all gonna work out. They go, 'Whoa, OK, man, this is really happening.' And it's part of the excitement of the show."

Daryl says he also hopes to shoot new Live from Daryl's House episodes, but that likely won't happen until after the coronavirus crisis subsides, and Hall & Oates finish their next tour.

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It was 50 years ago today: Paul McCartney's debut solo album celebrates its half-century anniversary

Paul McCartney's debut solo album, McCartney, was released 50 years ago today, on April 17, 1970. In celebration of the milestone anniversary, a special Spotify Listening Party will be held, starting at 12 p.m. ET/9 a.m. PT.

Besides a full playback of the album, the event will offer fans the chance to take part in a live chat where they can share their favorite songs, lyrics and memories, while checking for official comments from Sir Paul's official Spotify account. Fans also can connect via social media using the hashtag #McCartney50.

Meanwhile, a newly restored version of the official music for "Maybe I'm Amazed," probably the best-known song from the McCartney album, will premiere on YouTube today at 10 a.m. ET.

McCartney spent three weeks at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart in May and June of 1970, although no singles were released from it. Paul produced the record, played all the instruments and sang all the vocals with the exception of some backing vocals from his wife, Linda. Linda McCartney also took the photos that appear on the album's front and back covers.

In addition to "Maybe I'm Amazed," the album includes such gems as "Every Night," "Junk" and "Teddy Boy," three songs that McCartney previously had worked on with The Beatles but were not released on any of the band's studio albums.

McCartney pretty much signaled the official breakup of the Fab Four, as Paul had issued an advanced press release promoting his album that included comments in which he announced he had no future plans to work with The Beatles.

As previously reported, a 50th anniversary half-speed-mastered vinyl reissue of McCartney will be released as part of the 2020 Record Store Day campaign, which takes place June 20.

Here's the McCartney track list:

Side One
"The Lovely Linda"
"That Would Be Something"
"Valentine Day"
"Every Night"
"Hot as Sun/Glasses"
"Man We Was Lonely"

Side Two
"Oo You"
"Momma Miss America"
"Teddy Boy"
"Singalong Junk"
"Maybe I'm Amazed"

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Paul McCartney admits he thinks The Beatles are better than The Rolling Stones

Does Paul McCartney think The Beatles are better than The Rolling Stones?  That's one of the questions Howard Stern asked McCartney in a phone interview Tuesday while Macca sheltered at his U.K. country home.  And McCartney has a diplomatic but unsurprising opinion.

After Stern says he feels The Beatles are better, McCartney answers, chuckling, "You know you're gonna persuade me to agree with that one."

McCartney goes on: "The Stones are a fantastic group, I go to see them every time they come out, 'cause they're a great, great band, and Mick [Jagger] can really do it, the singing and the moves, and Keith [Richards] and now Ronnie [Wood] and Charlie [Watts]…They're really, really great...I love The Stones, but I'm with you: The Beatles are better."

In another interview clip, McCartney shares his excitement about the upcoming Fab Four documentary The Beatles: Get Back, which Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson is putting together from more than 50 hours of unused footage shot during the making of the 1970 film, Let It Be.

Paul notes that the new movie shows the camaraderie of the band members at the time, contradicting the picture painted by Let It Be that the group was in turmoil in the period before its breakup.

"It's great," McCartney says. "[Y]ou see this…relationship between me and John [Lennon], me and George[Harrison], and you'll get it."

He adds, "The guys are obviously having fun together. You can see, you know, we respect each other and we're making music together and it's a joy to see it unfold."

The Beatles: Get Back is scheduled to premiere on September 4, although Paul points out that because of the COVID-19 pandemic, "nobody knows when anything's coming out right now."

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Watch first preview clip from new David Bowie biopic, 'Stardust'

The first preview clip from the new David Bowie biopic Stardust, which is set in 1971 and focuses on the events that inspired the rock legend to create his Ziggy Stardust persona, has premiered exclusively on Variety.com.

The film stars Johnny Flynn, an actor and singer-songwriter who appeared in the Netflix series Lovesick and also played a young Albert Einstein in the National Geographic channel series GeniusStardust's cast also includes Jena Malone as David's first wife, Angie Bowie, and Marc Maron as Mercury Records publicist Ron Oberman.

The clip finds Bowie on his first trip to the U.S., where he struggles to gain acceptance from the music business. We see Flynn as Bowie discussing his prospects for making it in the U.S. with Oberman. The young musician laments that his manager had told him that Mercury "had doubts about" his latest album, The Man Who Sold the World.

The publicist tells Bowie that he doesn't share the label's doubts, declaring, "I think you're gonna be the biggest god**** star in America. Seriously man. this is a great record…It's just no one knows how to sell you in America."

Stardust was supposed to have premiered this week at New York City's Tribeca Film Festival, which, of course, has been postponed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead, the movie will be screened online today for select invitees.

Stardust was directed by British filmmaker Gabriel Range, whose credits include the award-winning 2006 docudrama Death of a President. Range also co-wrote the film with Christopher Bell.

"I set out to make a film about what makes someone become an artist; what actually drives them to make their art," Range says in a statement. "That someone is David Bowie."

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Santana, Chicago, REO Speedwagon featured on 'NOW That's What I Call Yacht Rock 2' compilation, due in May

Even if you're still stuck at home in May because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the NOW That's What I Call Music folks have put together another collection of songs that will make you feel like you're sailing the high seas on your own personal yacht.

NOW That's What I Call Yacht Rock 2 is the sequel to a compilation of Yacht Rock classics that was released last year. If you're not familiar with Yacht Rock, it's a brand of soft rock, usually from the 1970s and early '80s, that often features elements of smooth jazz, R&B and soul. Kenny LogginsToto and Michael McDonald are some examples of artists whose music typifies the genre.

NOW That's What I Call Yacht Rock 2 features songs by those three artists, as well as hits by other veteran rock acts like SantanaChicago and REO Speedwagon. Loggins' contribution to the track list is his classic 1978 duet with Stevie Nicks, "Whenever I Call You Friend."

The compilation also features popular tunes by Gerry RaffertyAir SupplyEric CarmenLittle River BandSeals & CroftsGordon Lightfoot, and Elvin Bishop.

NOW That's What I Call Yacht Rock 2 will be released on CD, digitally and via streaming services on May 1.  A vinyl version will follow on June 19.

The term "Yacht Rock," coined in 2005 in a humorous online video series of the same name, was originally somewhat derogatory, but it's now been embraced by music fans and artists like.

Here's the NOW That's What I Call Yacht Rock 2 full track list:

Kenny Loggins featuring Stevie Nicks, "Whenever I Call You Friend"
Michael McDonald, "I Keep Forgettin' (Every Time You're Near)"
Gerry Rafferty, "Baker Street"
Chicago, "If You Leave Me Now"
REO Speedwagon, "Keep On Loving You"
Air Supply, "All Out of Love"
Eric Carmen, "All By Myself"
Paul Davis, "I Go Crazy"
Toto, "I'll Be Over You"
Little River Band, "Reminiscing"
Seals & Crofts, "Summer Breeze"
Gordon Lightfoot, "Sundown"
Elvin Bishop, "Fooled Around and Fell in Love"
Atlanta Rhythm Section, "So Into You"
Walter Egan, "Magnet and Steel"
Exile, "Kiss You All Over" (1986 version)
Captain & Tennille, "Love Will Keep Us Together"
Santana, "Hold On"

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Listen to new Lynyrd Skynyrd song, "Last of the Street Survivors"

With little fanfare, Lynyrd Skynyrd released a brand-new song called "Last of the Street Survivors" as a digital single earlier this month. The tune, which shares its title with the Southern-rock legend's ongoing farewell tour, pays tribute the many band members that have passed away while celebrating the fact that the group is still on the road.

The song was co-written by Skynyrd's three core members -- founding guitarist Gary Rossington, and longtime lead singer Johnny Van Zant and guitarist Ricky Medlocke -- along with veteran songwriter/producer Tom Hambridge.

The lyrics to the song's chorus are: "They're still with us/ We're never alone/ Out here on the 75, keeping the dream alive/ Highway brothers and midnight riders/ We're the last of the street survivors."

A message posted on Lynyrd Skynyrd's Facebook page notes that the tune is "[a] little gift from our Skynyrd family to yours, adding, "We want thank everyone for making this possible. Stay safe and God bless."

The band has made "Last of the Street Survivors" available as a free download and via streaming for a limited time, and you also can check it out at the group's official YouTube channel.

The cover art for the single features the first names of all Lynyrd Skynyrd members who have passed away.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Lynyrd Skynyrd has postponed many of its spring tour dates and rescheduled them for the fall. The next show on the band's schedule currently is a June 13 performance at the Country Thunder Iowa festival in Forest City, Iowa, which is supposed to be followed by a summer European trek. Of course, things may change depending on how the health crisis pans out.

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John Fogerty and three of his kids recreate the cover of the classic CCR album 'Cosmo's Factory'

While self-quarantining at home with his family, John Fogerty got together with his sons Shane and Tyler and his daughter Kelsy to recreate the cover photo of the classic 1970 Creedence Clearwater Revival album Cosmo's Factory.

John's brother Bob, who took the original photo, also snapped the new pic, dubbed "Fogerty's Factory."

Cosmo's Factory, which was released 50 years ago this July, was CCR's most successful studio album, spending nine consecutive weeks at #1 on the Billboard 200 and selling more than four million copies in the U.S. It yielded three two-sided top-five singles: "Travelin' Band" backed with "Who'll Stop the Rain," "Up Around the Bend" backed with "Run Through the Jungle," and "Lookin' Out My Back Door" backed with "Long as I Can See the Light."

Meanwhile, Fogerty also teamed up with Shane, Tyler and Kelsy to perform Creedence's classic 1969 hit "Down on the Corner" in his home studio. You can check out a video of the performance at John's official YouTube channel. It's the first in a planned series of clips of John and his Family Band playing CCR tunes that will be posted on YouTube.

"Bringing a little light from our home to yours. We are having a little family fun together during the pandemic," Fogerty says. "It's such a great feeling to be making and playin' music surrounded by love. We all need to celebrate the life we have and remember how precious it is."

He adds, "I love music, I am listening every day. Makes everything feel better for me. Put the records on, pull out the old guitar, turn the radio up...and dance to the music!"

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Jon Bon Jovi surprises Florida kindergarteners with online classroom visit

A few weeks ago, Jon Bon Jovi wrote a song called "Do What You Can" and invited his fans to write the tune's second verse, based on their experiences dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic.  On Monday, he met face-to-face -- virtually -- with an online classroom of Florida kindergarten students who contributed their own lyrics.

According to TCPalm.com, students at Marsh Pointe Elementary in Palm Beach Gardens, FL, were surprised by an online visit from Jon -- a visit arranged by the kids' teacher, Michael Bonick.

Bonick, a big Bon Jovi fan, had asked the kids to write about their lives in quarantine.  When he saw Jon's "Do What You Can" invitation, he tracked down contact information for a member of Bon Jovi's staff and sent them what the kids had written.  The staff member reached out to Bonick and said Jon wanted to meet the students himself.

"Mr. B got you guys writing and I was very excited to hear that," Jon told the class of 20 kids, who were watching on their home computers. "Because if you get to put your feelings down on paper, sometimes they'll turn into songs, sometimes they'll turn into stories and you never know where it might lead you."

He then performed "Do What You Can" using three of the kids' writings about being quarantined.

"They were blown away," Bonick told the TCPalm.com. "They loved every minute of it."

It's not clear just how a bunch of five-year-olds even know who Bon Jovi is -- but that's a question for another time, we suppose.

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Neil Young & Crazy Horse release new version of 2019 song "Shut It Down" along with coronavirus-themed video

A new version of Neil Young & Crazy Horse's 2019 song "Shut It Down" and an accompanying video, both focusing on the world's reaction to the current coronavirus pandemic, were released today. The new track, dubbed "Shut It Down 2020," is available now as a digital single and via streaming services.

A message about the updated song explains that it was inspired by Young's fans pointing out via his official website how the original song's message had taken on greater poignancy in light of the health crisis.

The video, which was created by Neil and his wife, Daryl Hannah, combines footage of Young and Crazy Horse in the studio with clips documenting different aspects of the pandemic, including empty city streets and historic landmarks, people wearing masks, healthcare workers in full protective gear, people practicing social distancing with loved ones and more.

In a post about the song and video on NeilYoungArchives.com, Young writes, "In a selfless effort, people around the world are behaving as if they each have the virus…To stop the human to human spread, people are staying at home…To protect their fellow man from the virus' toxic spread, people are wearing masks when they have to venture out in public to buy food or medical supplies."

He adds, "Never before in human history has our planet come together in this way, utilizing modern communications to ensure everyone understands that responsibility to our fellow man and the continuing life of Humanity depends on each [person's] actions."

Neil also takes an apparent dig at President Trump, writing, "Ignore the actions of world leaders who are too vain to wear masks. They are not leading. Putting your own vanity away for the good of your fellow man, wear a mask in public to stop the spread."

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Diane Lyn Tells The Story Of Hot Cross Buns For Easter

Who started this tradition? You see them in grocery stores everywhere for the Easter season. So how did this all get started, why do we eat hot cross buns? These bakery goodies are one of the earliest Easter traditions. They were started by the European monks and given to the poor during Lent. The “cross” bun symbolizes Jesus during the Easter season. My hubby and I like to have them after sunrise service on Sunday morning.

What's Trending With Diane Lyn: Jelly Beans

America loves jelly beans! We love in them in our Easter baskets or filled in a plastic eggs for egg hunts.

Candystore.com mapped out the jelly bean preferences and came up with the top flavors across the country. Maryland’s favorite jelly bean flavor is orange.

See other states here: https://www.candystore.com/blog/facts-trivia/jelly-beans-flavor-rankings/

And see the top flavor nationwide: https://www.msn.com/en-us/foodanddrink/seasonal/these-are-the-most-popular-jelly-bean-flavors-in-america/ss-BB128vVE?li=BBnb4R7&ocid=spartandhp

Queen guitarist Brian May posts video of him playing instrumental version of "We Are the Champions"

Queen's Brian May posted a new "MicroConcert" today on his official website and YouTube channel, this one featuring him playing an instrumental version of his band's classic song "We Are the Champions" solo on electric guitar.

The video is the 15th performance clip he's posted since starting the series last month to entertain and connect with fans stuck at home because of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.

In a message accompanying the video, May notes, "It seems to me we should dedicate this one to all the front-line soldiers fighting for Humanity against the insurgent coronavirus. Just like our parents, grandparents, and great grandparents who fought for us in two world wars, those brave warriors in the front line are our new CHAMPIONS. That means the doctors, nurses, cleaners, porters, drivers, tea-ladies and gentlemen, and all who are quietly risking their lives daily to save the lives of our kin. CHAMPIONS ALL!!"

As with some of his other clips, Brian sends out an invitation for his musically inclined fans to send videos of themselves jamming along with him on this one, using the hashtag #jamwithbri.

"I've been so amazed by the Jams you guys have put together on my previous MicroConcertinas I thought this might be the ultimate opportunity," he writes.

After his performance of "We Are the Champions" in the video, May quips, "I played that quite a lot of times, so I ought to be getting the hang of it." He then sends out a message to fans, saying, "I hope you're all doing well out there. God bless you all, and we shall make it through. And the world will be, somehow, a better place. Take care."

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What's Trending With Diane Lyn: Easter Candy Personality

Here's what your favorite Easter candy says about you!

If your favorite is the chocolate bunny, that says you are family person. You are trying to re-create for your kids, the same happy memories you had as a kid.

Love jelly beans? You like things sweet and simple. You also love to play!

If marshmallow peeps are your favorite, you love living in the moment. You are a risk taker.

Chocolate cream eggs says you are happiest when you are creative. You find comfort with your inspirations.

Watch Doors guitarist Robby Krieger play his old band's classic tune "People Are Strange"

Doors guitarist Robby Krieger has shared a video of him performing his old band's 1967 hit "People Are Strange" as part of the recently launched Gibson Homemade Music Sessions series, which you can watch on the Gibson TV YouTube channel.

The series helps promote the Gibson guitar company's recently launched #homemademusic campaign, which seeks to support musicians and their current projects while they're unable to play concerts during the coronavirus pandemic.

In conjunction with the campaign, video of artist performances, interview segments and conversations are being posted on Gibson TV and Gibson's and Epiphone's social media outlets. The campaign supports the recently launched MusiCares COVID-19 Relief Fund through the Gibson company's Gibson Gives charity.

As previously reported, Krieger's latest solo album, titled The Ritual Begins at Sundownwill be released on August 14. The record's release was pushed back from April 24 because of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Graham Nash hints at possible new collaboration with his old Hollies band mate Allan Clarke

Like so many artists, Graham Nash recently was forced postpone a series of tour dates because of the coronavirus pandemic. Not long before the folk-rock legend had his spring U.S. trek cut short, he hinted to ABC Audio that he might be planning a very interesting project with one of his oldest friends and musical collaborators, fellow Hollies co-founder Allan Clarke.

"I've been in touch with Allan a lot in the last year," Nash revealed. "I'm actually gonna go see him in London at the end of this tour. Maybe me and Allan Clarke will make a record. It would be an incredible bookend, you know, considering that The Hollies were started by Allan and I in December of 1962."

Of course, Graham's upcoming tour plans could very well be affected by how the coronavirus crisis plays out, but he currently is scheduled to launch a European leg on July 8 in Norway. As for the aforementioned postponed U.S. shows, they are now scheduled to take place in November.

While Nash has never stopped recording and touring, Clarke had retired from the music business for about 20 years ago before releasing a new solo album called Resurgence in 2019.

Speaking about solo albums, Graham told ABC Audio that he had about four songs completed for a follow-up to his 2016 record, This Path Tonight. He added that he hoped to have some new music to put out sometime around "the end of summer."

As previously reported, Nash also is working on a new live album featuring highlights from four special concerts he played last September that showcased full performances of his first two solo albums, 1971's Songs for Beginners and 1974's Wild Tales.

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After 40 years, Stevie Nicks finally hears what a white-winged dove sounds like

One of Stevie Nicks' signature songs is "Edge of Seventeen," with its memorable chorus: "Just like the white-winged dove sings a song/ Sounds like she's singing/ Ooh ooh ooh."  But believe it or not, Stevie had never actually heard that sound in real life...until now.

On Tuesday, Stevie posted a video on her Twitter feeds of a dove cooing on a branch, and wrote in an accompanying note, "In 1980 I was flying home from Phoenix, Arizona and I was handed a menu that said, 'The white-wing[ed] dove sings a song that sounds like she's singing ooh, ooh, ooh. She makes her home here, in the great Saguaro cactus, that provides shelter and protection for her.'"

She continued, "As you well know, I was very taken with that whole picture and went on to write 'Edge of Seventeen.' But over the last 40 years I can honestly say, I have never heard a dove sing until now."

Stevie then wrote, "Several days ago, outside my room, I started to hear the sound of a bird singing the same thing over and over. One little Ahhh and then three OOH's over and over again. I thought it was an owl, but a friend said, 'No, that's a dove!'"

Upon finding this out, Stevie said she had an emotional reaction.

"I started to cry," she revealed. "This dove had come here to watch over me. So we filmed her singing her song & I'm sending her out to you."

Stevie added, "P.S. She's been here for days. I think she's here for good."


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Andrea Bocelli announces Easter performance from Italy's empty Duomo Cathedral

As church-goers across the globe are ordered to stay indoors and practice social distancing, Andrea Bocelli made an announcement that will make the lack of in-person worship services a little bit easier to bear.  

"On Easter Sunday at 6PM UK, by invitation of the City and of the Duomo Cathedral of Milan, Italian global music icon Andrea Bocelli will give a solo performance representing a message of love, healing and hope to Italy and the world," the 61-year-old tweeted on Tuesday.  

Bocelli and his organist Emanuele Vianelli will be the only two in the cathedral at the time of the performance, which will be live-streamed on his YouTube channel.  

"On the day in which we celebrate the trust in a life that triumphs, I’m honored and happy to answer 'Sì' to the invitation of the City and the Duomo of Milan," Bocelli said in a statement.  

"I believe in the strength of praying together; I believe in the Christian Easter, a universal symbol of rebirth that everyone — whether they are believers or not — truly needs right now," he continued.  

"Thanks to music, streamed live, bringing together millions of clasped hands everywhere in the world, we will hug this wounded Earth’s pulsing heart, this wonderful international forge that is reason for Italian pride," he added."It will be a joy to witness it, in the Duomo, during the Easter celebration which evokes the mystery of birth and rebirth."  

Andrea Bocelli: Music For Hope will air live on Sunday, April 12 at 1 p.m. ET.

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One World: Together at Home special to feature Paul McCartney, Eddie Vedder, Elton John & more stars

Are you ready for another star-packed TV special featuring artists appearing from their homes?

Paul McCartneyPearl Jam's Eddie Vdder and Elton John are among the many famous music stars set to take part in One World: Together at Home, a two-hour special from Global Citizen and the World Health Organization that will air April 18 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC, NBC and CBS, as well as other networks and platforms.

The program will be hosted by Jimmy FallonStephen Colbert and Jimmy Kimmel, and will be curated by Lady Gaga.

Celebrities and artists who will participate in the special include Green Day's Billlie Joe ArmstrongStevie WonderColdplay's Chris MartinAlanis MorissetteAndrea BocelliBillie Eilish, Latin superstar J BalvinJohn Legend, country stars Kacey Musgraves and Keith UrbanLizzo, soccer legend David Beckham, and actors Idris ElbaKerry Washington and Priyanka Chopra Jonas.

The special isn't a telethon -- it's described as a "global broad entertainment special to celebrate the heroic efforts of community health workers and support the World Health Organization and the global fight to end COVID-19."

In addition, the special's stated purpose is to "educate and inform on COVID-19 risks, prevention and response," so in addition to the stars, WHO experts and healthcare workers will appear.

Other platforms where you can watch or stream the show include Bravo, E!, ABC News Live, Freeform, MTV, CMT, Comedy Central, VH1, SYFY, MSNBC, Facebook, Hulu, Instagram, Apple, YouTube ad Yahoo. Basically, there's no excuse not to watch it.  For more information, visit GlobalCitizen.org/togetherathome.

Elton hosted and performed on a similarly star-studded COVID charity special, Living Room Concert for America, that aired on Fox on March 29. Armstrong also was among the performers on that program.

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Neil Young posts rare documentary showing him recording the soundtrack to the 1995 film 'Dead Man'

In recent weeks, Neil Young has been posting rare archival content, as well as new performance videos dubbed "Fireside Sessions," on his Neil Young Archives website as a treat for fans sheltering at home because of the COVID-19 coronavirus.

Currently featured on the website is a rare documentary capturing Neil recording the soundtrack to the 1995 Jim Jarmusch film Dead Man, which starred Johnny Depp.

In a message Neil wrote to accompany the doc, he explains, "Jim Jarmusch's film Dead Man remains a favorite for me. One of the few soundtracks I have done, it was accomplished like an old-time movie score, done live as the film played on multiple screens in a big soundstage where I had all my equipment set up and ready to go."

Young continues, "[My longtime studio engineer] John Hanlon recorded the soundtrack in the truck outside the stage as I went through the entire film non-stop a couple of times. Ultimately, we chose the second half of the first take and the first half of the second take to be the final soundtrack. Jim is the camera man on this doc. Thanks Jim! What a great experience!"

The 25-minute film features Neil switching between acoustic guitar, electric guitar and piano as he records the sparse musical pieces that made up the movie's soundtrack.

Meanwhile, Young promises to post a third installment of his "Fireside Sessions" videos soon. The performances are being filmed and edited by Neil's wife, actress Daryl Hannah, inside and outside at their home in Telluride, Colorado, where they've been self-isolating. The first two "Fireside Sessions," which are both still viewable on Young's website, feature Neil playing a mix of obscure and well-known tunes on acoustic guitar and piano.

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Stevie Wonder says he and Bill Withers were discussing performing together before Withers' death

Stevie Wonder is among the many artists who've been mourning the loss of legendary pop/R&B singer/songwriter Bill Withers, who died last Monday, March 31, from heart complications at age 81. Wonder, who helped induct Withers into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2015, reveals that just recently, he and Bill had been discussing working together.

"We'd been texting each other. He texted me in January telling me how much he appreciated me being there [at the Rock Hall ceremony] there for him," Stevie told Billboard on Friday. "Then in February, he texted again, talking about playing together. And I responded that it would be my pleasure, my joy. Just let me know and I'll be there. That's the last message I got from him."

Wonder also said that Withers' death was "another heartbreak," and declared, "May the greatness of Bill Withers live forever…People will be listening to his songs and reading his lyrics like they do with great writers from ages ago, saying he was amazing. And yes, he was."

Stevie also had a suggestion on how other artists could honor and celebrate Bill and his music.

"We've got to show a lot of love to his wife and children and keep the legacy of what he left behind going ever strong," Wonder declared. "I think every artist at some point should record one of his songs on their projects. That's how you keep it going. He deserves that."

During the 2015 Rock Hall induction ceremony, Wonder sang Withers' classic "Ain't No Sunshine" while Bill sat next to him onstage. Wonder also performed "Lean on Me" and "Use Me" with Withers and John Legend at the event.

If Wonder and Withers had collaborated, it would have been a special moment, since Withers essentially retired in 1985.

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The Discovery Channel visited the town of Havre De Grace to film for the Road Trip Masters , which is part of the show’s third season. This was filmed last June and the episode is scheduled to air at 7 a.m. Saturday on Discovery Channel. The familiar gold 1968 Cadillac convertible, visited Havre De Grace landmarks like the Decoy Museum, Vandiver Inn, and Capt. Joey Jobes’ decoy carving shop, restaurants like Backfin Blues Creole De Graw and Coakley’s Pub. Bonus footage from the show, they went fishing and sailing in the Chesapeake Bay and Susquehanna River. “Road Trip Masters” features “small-town Americana” communities that do not have as much tourist traffic. They are putting Havre De Grace on the map!

What's Trending With Diane Lyn: A Pink Moon

Free heavenly entertainment tomorrow, the Super Pink Moon is expected to be visible as it reaches the closest point to the Earth's orbit. The moon will look a lot bigger than usual. But it won't be the color pink. So why call it a Pink Moon?

It is named after spring's first flower, the wild ground phlox. The best viewing time, depending on the weather in this area is 10:35 pm tomorrow night. 

The Who's Pete Townshend says coronavirus crisis is giving him time to work on new music projects

The Who recently postponed all its 2020 tour dates because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but Pete Townshend says having to forgo performing and shelter in place is allowing him time to work on various music projects.

In a recent interview with the U.K.'s BBC Radio 6 Music, Townshend admitted that he feels "really lucky" with regard to the situation, "because what I do mainly is spend a lot of time on my own in the studio."

The 74-year-old Rock & Roll Hall of Famer, who reports that he's currently at his country home in Wiltshire, U.K., maintained, "I feel like I've been given an answer to a prayer I don't think I would have had the guts to do, which is [to say], 'Please cancel everything and give me some time in the studio!'…It feels like a gift."

Townshend said among the things he's considering doing during his unexpected downtime is looking at "the possibility of starting work early…on writing new songs for another Who album, as the last one did so well." The band's 2019 studio effort, WHO, peaked at #2 on the Billboard 200 and has received wide critical praise.

Another project Pete's working on is a planned musical adaptation of his 2019 novel, Age of Anxiety, which he said is "time-consuming, but…really pleasurable."

He added, "I'm working with orchestrations, drum boxes, old vintage synthesizers and, of course, the usual guitars and piano."

Townshend also revealed that he's remixing one of the WHO album's tracks, "Beads on a String," for possible release as a single.

Pete admitted that he's "never really enjoyed [touring that] much," and that the "joy of what I do has been in the composing, the writing, the playing around with studio gear."

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