Category: Artist Singles

Feature Artist: Thin Lizzy (Singles) 9pm ET

ThinLizzyThin Lizzy are an Irish rock band formed in Dublin in 1969. Two of the founding members, drummer Brian Downey and bass guitarist and vocalist Phil Lynott, met while still in school. Lynott assumed the role of frontman and led them throughout their recording career of twelve studio albums. Thin Lizzy’s most successful songs, “Whiskey in the Jar”, “Jailbreak” and “The Boys Are Back in Town”, were all major international hits which are still played regularly on hard rock and classic rock radio stations. After Lynott’s death in 1986, various incarnations of the band have emerged over the years based initially around guitarists Scott Gorham and John Sykes, though Sykes left the band in 2009. Gorham later continued with a new line-up including Downey. – Wikipedia

Feature Artist: Mick Jagger (Singles) 6pm ET @MickJagger

Mick JaggerSir Michael Philip “Mick” Jagger (born 26 July 1943) is an English singer, songwriter and actor, best known as lead vocalist and a founding member of The Rolling Stones.

Jagger’s career has spanned over 50 years, and he has been described as “one of the most popular and influential frontmen in the history of rock & roll”. His distinctive voice and performance, along with Keith Richards’ guitar style, have been the trademark of the Rolling Stones throughout the career of the band. Jagger gained press notoriety for his admitted drug use and romantic involvements, and was often portrayed as a countercultural figure. In the late 1960s Jagger began acting in films (starting with Performance and Ned Kelly), to mixed reception. In 1985 Jagger released his first solo album, She’s the Boss. In early 2009 he joined the electric supergroup SuperHeavy.

In 1989 Jagger was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and in 2004 into the UK Music Hall of Fame with the Rolling Stones. In 2003 he was knighted for his services to popular music. – Wikipedia

Feature Artist: Depeche Mode (Singles) 6pm ET @depechemode

D-ModeDepeche Mode are an English electronic band formed in 1980 in Basildon, Essex. The group’s original line-up consisted of Dave Gahan (lead vocals, occasional songwriter since 2005), Martin Gore (keyboards, guitar, vocals, chief songwriter after 1981), Andy Fletcher (keyboards), and Vince Clarke (keyboards, chief songwriter from 1980 until 1981). Depeche Mode released their debut record in 1981, Speak & Spell, bringing the band onto the British new wave scene. Clarke left the band after the release of the album, leaving the band as a trio to record A Broken Frame, released the following year. Gore took over lead songwriting duties and, later in 1982, Alan Wilder (keyboards, drums, occasional songwriter) officially joined the band to fill Clarke’s spot, establishing a line up that would continue for the next thirteen years. – Wikipedia

Feature Artist: Chuck Jackson (Singles) 6pm ET

Chuck JacksonChuck Jackson (born July 22, 1937) is an American R&B singer, who was one of the first artists to record material by Burt Bacharach and Hal David successfully. He has performed with moderate success since 1961. His hits include “I Don’t Want to Cry,” “Any Day Now,” “I Keep Forgettin'” and “All Over the World”. He was born in Latta, South Carolina, but was raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. – Wikipedia

Feature Artist: Nicolette Larson (Singles) 6pm ET

Nicolette LarsonNicolette Larson (July 17, 1952 – December 16, 1997) was an American pop singer. She is perhaps best known for her work in the late 1970s with Neil Young and her 1978 hit single of Young’s “Lotta Love” which reached No. 1 on the Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks chart and No. 8 on the Pop Singles chart. It was followed by four more Adult Contemporary hits, two of which were also minor pop hits.

By 1985, she shifted her focus to country music, charting six times on the US Country Singles chart. Her only Top 40 country hit was “That’s How You Know When Love’s Right,” a duet with Steve Wariner. She died in 1997 of cerebral edema and liver failure. – Wikipedia

Feature Artist: The Searchers (Singles) 9pm ET

SearchersThe Searchers are an English beat group, which emerged as part of the 1960s Merseybeat scene along with the Beatles, the Hollies, the Fourmost, the Merseybeats, the Swinging Blue Jeans, and Gerry and the Pacemakers.

The band’s hits include a remake of the Drifters’ 1961 hit, “Sweets for My Sweet”; remakes of Jackie DeShannon’s “Needles and Pins” and “When You Walk In The Room”; an original song written for them, “Sugar and Spice”; a cover of the Orlons’ “Don’t Throw Your Love Away”; and a cover of the Clovers’ “Love Potion No. 9”. They were the second group from Liverpool, after the Beatles, to have a hit in the United States when “Needles and Pins” charted during the first week of March 1964. – Wikipedia

Feature Artist: Live (Singles) 10pm ET

LiveLive is an American rock band from York, Pennsylvania, composed of Chad Taylor (lead guitar), Patrick Dahlheimer (bass), Chad Gracey (drums), and Chris Shinn (vocals). Live’s original lead singer Ed Kowalczyk left the band in November 2009.

Live achieved worldwide success with their 1994 album, Throwing Copper, which has sold eight million copies in the U.S. The band had a string of hit singles in the mid-1990s including “Lightning Crashes”, which stayed at the top of the Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart for 10 consecutive weeks and the Modern Rock Tracks (now Alternative Songs) chart for nine weeks from February 25 to April 22, 1995. The band has sold over 20 million albums worldwide. Their last three studio albums fared only moderately well in the U.S., but they continued to enjoy success in The Netherlands, South Africa, Australasia and Brazil.

When touring, Live have used additional musicians, most notably Ed’s younger brother Adam Kowalczyk on rhythm guitar and backing vocals. British keyboard player Michael “Railo” Railton and guitarist Christopher Thorn of the band Blind Melon have also toured with Live.

On November 30, 2009, Taylor revealed that what had initially been termed a “two-year hiatus” was more likely the end of the band, due to what he felt were inappropriate actions by Ed Kowalczyk, which have resulted in a lawsuit being filed against him by the other three band members. Kowalczyk alleged that he wrote most of the music for Live and a new publishing arrangement had been accepted by all members of the group in 2006. In June 2011, Taylor revealed that he, Gracey and Dahlheimer were to reform Live without Kowalczyk, who confirmed that he would not work with the other three again. In March 2012, Shinn, formerly of the band Unified Theory, replaced Kowalczyk as lead singer. The band’s first album featuring Shinn, The Turn, was released on October 28, 2014. – Wikipedia

Feature Artist: Christine McVie (Singles) 6pm ET

Christine McVieChristine Anne Perfect (born 12 July 1943), professionally known as Christine McVie, is an English singer-songwriter and keyboardist. Her fame came as a member of rock band Fleetwood Mac, joining the band in 1970 while married to bassist John McVie. She has also released three solo albums. AllMusic critic Steve Leggett noted McVie’s “naturally smoky low alto vocal style”, describing her as an “Unabashedly easy-on-the-ears singer/songwriter, and the prime mover behind some of Fleetwood Mac’s biggest hits.” She contributed eight songs to Fleetwood Mac’s 1988 Greatest Hits album, including “Don’t Stop”, “Little Lies”, “Everywhere”, “Over My Head”, ” Say You Love Me” and “You Make Loving Fun”.

In 1998, as a member of Fleetwood Mac, McVie was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and received the Brit Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music. Since retiring from the band, she has worked on solo material in her converted barn at her home in Wickhambreaux in Kent. McVie appeared on stage with Fleetwood Mac at London’s O2 Arena in September 2013, and rejoined the band in January 2014. Her first full shows since her return came during Fleetwood Mac’s On with the Show tour in October 2014. In 2014 she received the British Academy’s Ivor Novello Award for Lifetime Achievement. – Wikipedia

Feature Artist: Beck (Singles) 10pm ET

BeckBeck Hansen (born Bek David Campbell; July 8, 1970),[4] known by the stage name Beck, is an American singer-songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist. He rose to fame in the early 1990s with his lo-fi, sonically experimental style, and he became well known for creating musical collages of a wide range of styles. His later recordings encompass folk, funk, soul, hip hop, alternative rock, country, and psychedelia. He has released 12 studio albums, as well as several non-album singles and a book of sheet music.

Born in Los Angeles in 1970, Beck discovered hip hop and folk music in his teens and began to perform locally at coffeehouses and clubs. He moved to New York City in 1989 and became involved in the city’s small but intense anti-folk movement. After returning to his hometown in the early 1990s, he cut his breakthrough single “Loser”, which became a worldwide hit in 1994. His 1996 album Odelay produced hit singles, topped critic polls and won several awards. He released the stripped-down Mutations in 1998, and the funk-infused Midnite Vultures in 1999. The downcast, acoustic Sea Change (2002) showcased a more serious Beck, and 2005’s Guero returned to sample-based production. The Information (2006) was inspired by electro-funk and hip hop, and Modern Guilt (2008), likewise, by 1960s music. In February 2014, Beck released the album Morning Phase. It won Album of the Year at the 57th Grammy Awards on February 8, 2015. – Wikipedia

Feature Artist: Ringo Starr (Singles) 9pm ET

RingoStarrRichard Starkey, MBE (born 7 July 1940), known professionally as Ringo Starr, is an English drummer, singer, songwriter, and actor who gained worldwide fame as the drummer for the Beatles. On most of the band’s albums, he sang lead vocals for one song, including “With a Little Help from My Friends”, “Yellow Submarine” and their cover of “Act Naturally”. He also wrote the Beatles’ songs “Don’t Pass Me By” and “Octopus’s Garden”, and is credited as a co-writer of others, such as “What Goes On” and “Flying”.

Starr was twice afflicted by life-threatening illnesses during childhood, and as a result of prolonged hospitalisations fell behind in school. In 1955, he entered the workforce and briefly held a position with British Railways before securing an apprenticeship at a Liverpool equipment manufacturer. Soon afterwards, he became interested in the UK skiffle craze, developing a fervent admiration for the genre. In 1957, he cofounded his first band, the Eddie Clayton Skiffle Group, which earned several prestigious local bookings before the fad succumbed to American rock and roll by early 1958.

When the Beatles formed in 1960, Starr was a member of another Liverpool group, Rory Storm and the Hurricanes. After achieving moderate success with that band in the UK and Hamburg, he quit the Hurricanes and joined the Beatles in August 1962, replacing Pete Best. Starr played key roles in the Beatles’ films and appeared in numerous others. After the band’s break-up in 1970, he released several successful singles including the US number four hit “It Don’t Come Easy”, and number ones “Photograph” and “You’re Sixteen”. In 1972, he released his most successful UK single, “Back Off Boogaloo”, which peaked at number two. He achieved commercial and critical success with his 1973 album Ringo, which was a top ten release in both the UK and the US. He has been featured in a number of documentaries and hosted television shows. He also narrated the first two series of the children’s television programme Thomas & Friends and portrayed “Mr Conductor” during the first season of the PBS children’s television series Shining Time Station. Since 1989, he has toured with twelve variations of Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band. – Wikipedia

Feature Artist: Lifehouse (Singles) 7pm ET

LifehouseLifehouse is an American rock band from Los Angeles comprising Jason Wade (lead vocals, guitar), Bryce Soderberg (Bass, vocals) and Rick Woolstenhulme, Jr. (drums, percussion) The band came to mainstream prominence in 2001 with the hit single “Hanging by a Moment” from their debut studio album, No Name Face. The song was #1 for three weeks on the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart and peaked at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts, and the single won a Billboard Music Award for Hot 100 Single of the Year, having spent twenty weeks in the top 10 and more than a year on the charts.

In 2002, Lifehouse released their follow-up album Stanley Climbfall. Since then, they have released five more albums: the eponymous Lifehouse in 2005, Who We Are in 2007, Smoke and Mirrors in 2010, Almería in 2012 and Out of the Wasteland in 2015. These albums have spawned the singles “You and Me”, “First Time”, and “Whatever It Takes”, which have all been top 40 hits in the US.

To date, Lifehouse has sold over 15 million records worldwide. – Wikipedia

Feature Artist: Bill Withers (Singles) 6pm ET

bill withersWilliam Harrison “Bill” Withers, Jr. (born July 4, 1938) is an American singer-songwriter and musician who performed and recorded from 1970 until 1985. He recorded a number of major hits, including “Lean on Me”, “Ain’t No Sunshine”, “Use Me”, “Just the Two of Us”, “Lovely Day”, and “Grandma’s Hands”.   Withers’ life was the subject of the 2009 documentary film Still Bill.  In April 2015, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. – Wikipedia

Feature Artist: Johnny Lee (Singles) 8:30pm ET

Johnny LeeJohn Lee Ham (born July 3, 1946) is an American country music singer known professionally as Johnny Lee. His 1980 single “Lookin’ for Love” became a crossover hit, spending three weeks at number 1 on the Billboard country singles chart while also appearing in the Top 5 on the Billboard Pop chart and Top 10 on Billboard’s Adult Contemporary chart. He racked up a series of country hits in the early and mid-1980s. – Wikipedia

Feature Artist: John Waite w/Babys – Bad English 6pm ET

John WaiteJohn Charles Waite (born 4 July 1952) is an English musician. He was lead vocalist for The Babys and Bad English. As a solo artist, 1984’s “Missing You”, was a No. 1 hit on the US Billboard Hot 100 and a top ten hit on the UK Singles Chart.

The Babys are a British rock group best known for their songs “Isn’t It Time” and “Every Time I Think of You”. Both songs were composed by Jack Conrad and Ray Kennedy, and each reached #13 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and #8 on the Cashbox chart in the late 1970s. The 1976–1978 Babys line-up consisted of keyboardist/guitarist Michael Corby, vocalist/bassist John Waite, drummer Tony Brock and guitarist Wally Stocker.

babys2The brainchild of Michael Corby and Adrian Millar, the group signed a contract that was the highest ever for a new music act at the time. Two studio albums, The Babys and Broken Heart went without incident and were well received. However trouble emerged with Head First and Brock, Waite and Stocker remained with Chrysalis and continued to record as The Babys. Corby has always denied their right to do so and had publicly produced documents to prove his title to the business name used by Waite, Brock and Stocker. That was however, back in 1977. Corby no longer owns the rights to the name of The Babys. The name is now owned by Tony Brock. There are publicly produced documents that confirms that fact – dated in 2013.

Bad EnglishBad English was an American/British hard rock supergroup formed in 1987, reuniting keyboardist Jonathan Cain from Journey with singer John Waite and bassist Ricky Phillips, his former bandmates in The Babys. – Wikipedia