Thanks to the late Johnny Cash, Sheryl Crow says "Redemption Day" has finally arrived
Thursday afternoon at Cash Cabin just outside Nashville, Sheryl Crow premiered her new video for "Redemption Day" for a small group of music industry insiders.
The new recording is a duet with Johnny Cash, and is the lead single from Sheryl's new album that features collaborations with rockers like Keith Richards, Stevie Nicks, and Don Henley, as well as country legends like Willie Nelson, Emmylou Harris, and Vince Gill.
Sheryl wrote "Redemption Day" in 1996 after visiting Bosnia with then-first lady Hillary Clinton. That same year, she recorded it on her self-titled second record.
Shortly before his death, the Man in Black discovered the tune -- but wouldn't record it until he asked Sheryl in-depth questions about the lyrics.
"Cut to 2003," Sheryl explains, "Johnny Cash recorded it and felt like it would be the cornerstone of his record. He was adamant about knowing what every lyric meant."
"And he really delivered the song in a way that felt like for him it would be the most important song on his record," she reveals. "And unfortunately, a few months later he died -- actually two months later he passed."
While working on her new album, Sheryl reached out to the Cash family for the permission to use the late legend's vocal on a new version. Nearly twenty-five years since its inception, she feels like "Redemption Day" has finally arrived.
"I feel like the song has finally found its moment," she reflects. "I re-recorded it, rearranged it, and Johnny and I are both singing the song."
"And I hope he would be very proud of what we've done and feel like it has met its moment," she adds.
The Crow/Cash duet on "Redemption Day" will be available to stream or download on Friday.
Jon Bon Jovi to sail with fans in the Mediterranean this summer
Jon Bon Jovi will be cruising into the summer with a few thousand of his closest pals.
Following his recently completed Runaway to Paradise Caribbean fan cruise, which sailed from Miami to the Bahamas last weekend, Jon has announced another edition of the cruise for this summer, this time in the Mediterranean.
The cruise will sail from Barcelona, Spain to Palma, Majorca from August 26-30, 2019 aboard the Norwegian Jade. Jon's special guests will include Johnny Rzeznik of the Goo Goo Dolls and singer/songwriter Grace Potter.
The August edition of the event will get to experience two shows by Jon -- one electric, and the other an acoustic session with a Q&A. If you purchase a "Gold" package, you'll also get a photo with Jon.
Fans will also get to experience special tastings of Jon's signature wine, Hampton Water, with his son, Jesse Bongiovi; a gallery of never-before-seen memorabilia, guitars and clothing; an onboard pop-up shop featuring Jon's fashion line Hart N Dagger, and an onboard version of Jon's charity restaurant, The Soul Kitchen.
You can reserve your cabin now for the Mediterranean cruise this summer at RunawaytoParadise.com.
Ellie Goulding reminisces about her rebellious youth in "Sixteen" video
Ellie Goulding flashes back to her teenage years in the new music video for “Sixteen.”
In the clip, Ellie sits in a car with her best friend, reminiscing about their rebellious younger days. We see younger versions of the two of them ditching school, stealing alcohol and getting tattoos. In the end, the younger versions walk past Ellie’s car and she watches them wistfully.
“I’m so excited to share ‘Sixteen’ with everyone,” Ellie said in a statement when she released the song last week. “That age was such a pivotal year for me in many ways and this song is so close to my heart. It takes me back to the reckless days of being a teenager and I hope it reminds us all about the innocence of youth.”
“Sixteen” follows Ellie's previous release, the stripped down ballad “Flux.” Her single "Close to Me," featuring Swae Lee, is a huge hit.
Ellie also has a song called "Hollow Crown," on the upcoming For the Throne album, inspired by the HBO series Game of Thrones. That project comes out April 26.
Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek "feeling good," promises September return; Holzhauer sets new single-day record with $131,127
Following Alex Trebek's announcement a month a go that he was diagnosed with stage four pancreatic cancer, the Jeopardy! host tweeted a video on Wednesday in which he said he was “feeling good” and continuing with his therapy, while vowing to return in September for the show's 36th season.
“Some of you may recall that at the beginning of this season I promised you that we had some surprises in store for you. Of course, I had no idea at that time that there were some surprises in store for me as well,” he began.
Trebek, 78, continued by saying that he was "touched beyond words" by the messages of encouragement and support he's received -- particularly from young people.
“I’ve always tried to be straight with you and I’m not going to stop now," he continued. "So despite what you may have heard, I’m feeling good. I’m continuing with my therapy and we -- by we, the staff -- is already working on our next season. So I look forward to seeing you once again in September with all kinds of good stuff.”
Meanwhile, James Holzhauer, The 34-year-old professional sports gambler from Las Vegas who smashed the single-day Jeopardy record last week with $110,914, shattered that mark by taking home another $131,127 on Wednesday. The win was the 10th in a row for Holzhauer, whose total winnings now stand at $697,787.
Hollywood Buzz 4/18
Mike Myers, who starred in Wayne's World, Austin Powers and the Shrek movies, is taking his act to Netflix. The streaming service has ordered a half-hour limited comedy series produced by and starring the Saturday Night Live alum, in which he'll play multiple characters. Says Myers, “I love creating characters, and Netflix has given me a fantastic playground to play in.” A launch date has yet to be revealed...
Orange Is the New Black star Pablo Schreiber has been cast as the lead in Showtime's upcoming live-action series Halo, based on the popular X-Box game. Schreiber will play Master Chief, a 26th century warrior and the last hope for saving Earth, which is on the brink of destruction at the hands of the Covenant, an alliance of alien worlds committed to the destruction of humanity. Newcomer Yerin Ha will play a new character within the Halo world, Quan Ah, described as "a shrewd, audacious 16-year-old from the Outer Colonies who meets Master Chief at a fateful time for them both"...
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Ryan Murphy is getting the band back together. The American Horror Story creator has wrangled Jim Parsons, Zachary Quinto, Andrew Rannells, Matt Bomer and the entire Broadway cast of last year's The Boys in the Band together for Netflix film adaptation of the gay drama. “The Broadway cast of Boys was so important to me, and as equally groundbreaking as Mart Crowley’s seminal work," Murphy wrote in an Instagram post on Wednesday. "Everyone in the cast was out and proud...and feeling so blessed to mark the 50th anniversary of Mart’s landmark play.” The film is slated for a 2020 debut...
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