Mimi Parker, co-founder of Minnesota indie band Low has died
DULUTH, Minn. — (AP) — Mimi Parker, whose soothing vocals helped propel the Minnesota indie band Low to critical acclaim, has died at age 55, nearly two years after revealing that she had been diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Parker was Low’s drummer and songwriter, forming the band with Sparhawk in 1993 in Duluth, Minnesota. Low’s 1994 debut album, “I Could Live in Hope” received critical acclaim, and the band went went on to release 13 albums in the years that followed. “We’ve been drawn to the music of the great duo Low from Duluth, Minnesota, and sadly tonight we know that unfortunately we’ve lost one of the two people. So we give our songs tonight to Mimi and our love to Alan,” Plant said during a concert in Scotland on Sunday.wftv.com
Melissa Etheridge ready for Love Rocks NYC benefit's return
This year’s Love Rocks, which takes place at The Beacon Theatre in Manhattan Thursday night, boasts enormous star power – including headliners Melissa Etheridge, Keith Richards, with his “other” band The X-Pensive Winos, Mavis Staples, and others.
A perfect pair: Robert Plant and Alison Krauss reunite for new album, "Raise the Roof"
It's been 14 years since former Led Zeppelin front man Robert Plant and bluegrass icon Alison Krauss made music together. Plant and Krauss spoke with Anthony Mason about their long-awaited follow-up album, "Raise the Roof," their unlikely but perfect pairing, and why it was finally time to get back in the studio together.news.yahoo.com
New this week: Will Smith, 'Tick, Tick... Boom!' and Adele
This week’s new entertainment releases include a much-anticipated album from Adele, a documentary about Janet Jackson's wardrobe malfunction during the 2004 Super Bowl half-time show and Will Smith playing father and tennis guru to Venus and Serena Williams.
Robert Plant and Alison Krauss reunite for another album
Music Robert Plant Alison Krauss This album cover provided by Rounder Records shows "Raise the Roof" by Robert Plant and Alison Krauss. The 12-track album will be out Nov. 19. (Rounder Records via AP) (Uncredited)NEW YORK — (AP) — Robert Plant and Alison Krauss have reunited for another album more than a dozen years after their collaboration “Raising Sand” became a critical and commercial hit, earning six Grammy Awards. The 12-track “Raise the Roof” will be out Nov. 19 from Rounder Records and is a collection of covers like its predecessor. The new album has Plant and Krauss singing songs by Merle Haggard, Allen Toussaint, The Everly Brothers, Anne Briggs, Geeshie Wiley, Bert Jansch, Betty Harris and the band Calexico, among others.wftv.com
Court rules Led Zeppelin did not plagiarize riff for "Stairway to Heaven"
Led Zeppelin did not steal the opening guitar riff for its iconic song "Stairway to Heaven," a federal appeals court ruled Monday. Jimmy Page and Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin were accused of plagiarizing the 1968 song "Taurus" by the band Spirit. Led Zeppelin also performed a cover of a Spirit song, 'Fresh Garbage.' But there is no direct evidence that the two bands toured together, or that Led Zeppelin band members heard Spirit perform 'Taurus.'" Page, Plant and Led Zeppelin bassist John Paul Jones all testified at the original trial, although Jones was not involved in the lawsuit.cbsnews.com