Day Of The Doors To Be Proclaimed In Los Angeles On January 4 For Band’s 50th Anniversary
50 years to the day of the release of their debut album, January 4 will be proclaimed “Day Of The Doors” in the city of Los Angeles. The proclamation will be made Los Angeles City Councilmember Mike Bonin during a public event at the intersection of Pacific and Windward Avenues, the location of the iconic “Venice” sign. Founding Doors members John Densmore and Robby Krieger will be on hand at the event as will family members of the late Ray Manzarek and Jim Morrison.
The Doors (Densmore, Krieger, Manzarek, and Morrison) are quite possibly the most legendary Los Angeles band of all time. Formed in Venice, The Doors went on to become the definitive sound and voice of the 1960s and influence countless generations to come with classic songs such as “Light My Fire,” “Break On Through (To The Other Side),” and, of course, “L.A. Woman.” Their story has been the subject of countless books and films, including the infamous 1991 film by Oliver Stone and the acclaimed 2010 documentary When You’re Strange, narrated by Johnny Depp. The Doors are celebrating their 50th Anniversary in 2017, as their eponymous debut album was released on January 4, 1967 and is still considered to be one of the all-time-great rock and roll debuts.
David Shane – ‘Death of Me’
Pop music phenom David Shane is preparing to have a breakout year in 2017. Having just finished recording with Los Angeles music producer/engineer Hagay Mizrahi of Gemini Musiq (whose credits include Justin Bieber, Mario, PooBear, Christina Milian, Lil Jon and Snoop Dog), the cross-platform artist’s latest release “Broken Alive” is quickly increasing his standing in the music industry.
Many fans have already heard David’s original music on mainstream television shows (including “HeartLand”, “Home And Away”), movies, college radio stations and other media platforms throughout the world. The Arizona native has also been busy writing songs for such well-known publishing companies as Universal Music Group/FirstCom, CrucialMusic and JC3 Publishing.
HOUSTON RAPPER KAY JAY FOLLOWS PAUL WALL COLLAB WITH UPTEMPO 2ND SINGLE
Houston rapper Kay Jay continues to showcase his growth with this follow-up to the Paul Wall assisted “Live For Today.” Today’s offering, “Seize The Moment Intro”, delivers an up-tempo Jon Z-produced track that enables Kay Jay to showcase what is becoming his signature sound. The song appears on Kay Jay’s sophomore project, “Seize The Moment” which drops in January via Empire Distribution.
NEW MUSIC WEEKLY OPENS NOMINATIONS FOR 2017 NEW MUSIC AWARDS
New Music Weekly magazine is now accepting submissions for their annual New Music Awards. Having just released their Best of 2016 issue, the popular music publication is now enabling radio stations, programmers, industry professionals and music fans to submit artists and bands to be considered for the New Music Weekly Award Nominations. Artists and Bands that achieved chart success in 2016 are all eligible in this process. In addition, nominations will include and pay tribute to radio stations, music programmers, record labels and industry professionals. In the upcoming weeks fans, industry professionals and radio programmers can contribute to the outcome of the awards process by casting nominations for their favorite artists and bands of 2016.
KIDZ BOP Launches LEGO® NINJAGO® Music Video World Premiere
KIDZ BOP, the No. 1 music brand for kids, has joined with LEGOLAND® Florida Resort to create an exclusive music video for the high-energy LEGO® NINJAGO® theme song, “The Weekend Whip,” which debuted today on the official KIDZ BOP YouTube channel.
New EP from Austin Mahone
Pop singer-songwriter AUSTIN MAHONE is ringing in the New Year with today’s release of his highly-anticipated new mixtape, ForMe+You. Released just in time for New Year’s Eve celebrations, ForMe+You is the latest collection of all-new material from the singer, including his Pitbull-assisted single “Lady,” which will make its worldwide TV debut tomorrow night when Austin takes the stage alongside Mr. 305 at FOX’s Pitbull’s New Year’s Revolution. A 2017 reimagining of Modjo’s classic French house single “Lady (Hear Me Tonight),” the dancefloor-ready track features the original sample of Chic’s iconic guitar riff as well as all-new verses from Austin and Pitbull. ForMe+You is available now across all digital service providers. Tune-in tomorrow night to FOX at 11/10pm CT for Pitbull’s New Year’s Revolution to catch Austin’s performance of ‘Lady’ with Pitbull.
Drew Barrymore (Golden Globe Award winner and three-time award nominee), Steve Carell (Golden Globe Award winner and eight-time award nominee), Priyanka Chopra, Matt Damon (two-time Golden Globe Award winner and seven-time award nominee), Viola Davis (five-time Golden Globe Award nominee), Laura Dern (three-time Golden Globe Award winner and five-time award nominee), Goldie Hawn (Golden Globe Award winner and nine-time award nominee), Anna Kendrick (Golden Globe Award nominee), Nicole Kidman (three-time Golden Globe Award winner and eleven-time award nominee), Brie Larson (Golden Globe Award winner and award nominee), Diego Luna, Sienna Miller (Golden Globe Award nominee), Mandy Moore (Golden Globe Award nominee), Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Timothy Olyphant, Chris Pine, Eddie Redmayne (Golden Globe Award winner and two-time award nominee), Zoe Saldana, Amy Schumer (Golden Globe Award nominee), Sylvester Stallone (Golden Globe Award winner and three-time award nominee), Justin Theroux, Milo Ventimiglia, Sofia Vergara (four-time Golden Globe Award nominee), and Reese Witherspoon (Golden Globe Award winner and four-time award nominee) have been announced as presenters by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) for the 74th Annual Golden Globe® Awards.
Country Routes Mag in Uk has just published the nominees for the UK awards this year. Scroll down to the nominees …Lynne is nominated for “Most Successful International Artist”.
Hakkasan Las Vegas Restaurant and Nightclub at MGM Grand was a sight to see as GRAMMY Award-winning artist Drake kicked off the New Year with a special live performance. Arriving with his newly rumored love interest Jennifer Lopez, the pair enjoyed a Vegas night out and welcomed 2017 side by side.
As the night began, Drake and Lopez were seen dining at Hakkasan Restaurant. Arriving around 10 p.m. with a group of 40 friends, the stunning artist and actress sophisticatedly clad in a red velvet plunging halter dress, indulged in a number of Hakkasan signature dishes including Crispy chicken with mango and plum sauce and Egg and scallion fried rice. Drake looked dapper in a suit as he enjoyed select items from Hakkasan’s special New Year’s Eve menu including Stir-fry black pepper beef rib eye with merlot. Fully enjoying their time and sipping cocktails, the pair and their guests finished their dinner and prepared to make their way up to the main room of the nightlife mecca around 1:00 a.m. Making a quick outfit change prior to the nightclub, Lopez changed into a sexy ivory colored cutout dress for the nightclub, while Drake opted for a black t-shirt and black jeans.