Daily Archives: January 2, 2018

Beyonce, Eminem, the Weeknd to Headline Coachella 2018

Beyoncé, Eminem and the Weeknd will headline the 2018 Coachella Music and Arts Festival, set to take place April 13th through 15th, and April 20th through 22nd in Indio, California.

The lineup also includes SZA, Haim, David Byrne, the War on Drugs, Tyler, the Creator, St. Vincent, Vince Staples, Fleet Foxes, Post Malone, Jamiroquai, Kygo, Portugal. the Man, Migos, A Perfect Circle, Cardi B, Miguel, alt-J, Soulwax, Chic and Nile Rodgers, Angel Olsen, King Krule, Kamasi Washington, French Montana, Børns, Brockhampton, Jessie Ware, Kamiyah and Kelela. 

The full lineup is available to peruse on Coachella’s Twitter and website. Passes go on sale January 5th at 12 p.m. PST.

Beyoncé’s headlining spot notably comes – as promised – one year after she backed out of the 2017 festival citing doctors’ orders, as she was pregnant with twins at the time. Lady Gaga performed in her place, making her the first woman to headline Coachella since Björk in 2007.

Meanwhile, Eminem’s headlining slot marks his first full performance at Coachella, though he previously made a cameo during Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre’s set in 2012. Eminem recently released his new album, Revival. As for the Weeknd, the R&B star will be returning to Coachella for the first time since 2015 (though he appeared alongside NAV during the latter’s set last year). The Weeknd released his last album, Starboy, in 2016.

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Dick Enberg Celebration of Life Event Announced for March 10, 2018

BOSTON, Jan. 2, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Dick Enberg’s attorney Dennis Coleman of Ropes & Gray LLP has announced that the family will hold a Celebration of Life to honor Mr. Enberg’s personal and professional achievements on Saturday, March 10, 2018 at 11:00 AM PST at Petco Park in San…

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City of West Hollywood Provides Green Light for Adult-Use Retail Cannabis

City of West Hollywood LogoWEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Jan. 2, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — The City of West Hollywood has become one of the first cities in the state to permit Adult-Use Retail cannabis sales. The City of West Hollywood has issued Temporary Use Permits (TUPs) to four existing Medical-Use Dispensaries, which…

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New Life Physicians Offers New ED Treatment near Nashville

GAINSWave Logo (PRNewsfoto/GAINSWave)BRENTWOOD, Tenn., Jan. 2, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — New Life Physicians, is pleased to announce they now offer GAINSWave™! This breakthrough noninvasive medical therapy uses low-intensity shockwave therapy to enhance sexual performance and to treat Erectile Dysfunction symptoms.
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Blind People Condemn Nepal's Ban on Blind Everest Climbers

National Federation of the Blind logo (PRNewsFoto/National Federation of the Blind)BALTIMORE, Jan. 2, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) and the World Blind Union (WBU), which represent the United States and global blind communities respectively, today stated their opposition to a new ban on blind climbers participating in…

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IRET Completes Sale of Medical Office Building Portfolio

MINNEAPOLIS, Jan. 2, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — IRET (NYSE: IRET) substantially completed the sale of its medical office building portfolio on December 29, 2017, closing on 25 properties for an aggregate sale price of approximately $367.7 million.  This follows the Company’s announceme…

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Hear Bob Seger Talk About His Health Scare, New Album and Springsteen

Bob Seger was having a pretty amazing year up until the morning of September 30th when he woke up and noticed that his left leg was dragging a little bit. His music was finally on streaming services after his management and Capitol Records agreed to terms following a protracted war and he was on tour in support of his new LP I Knew You When, which features tributes to departed rock stars Lou Reed, Leonard Cohen and his lifelong friend Glenn Frey. But before the tour, he suffered a ruptured disc and he was told if the symptoms spread to his legs it would be impossible to continue the tour. “My doctor said to me, ‘Oh no, that’s it, you’re done with this tour. You’re having surgery now,” says the 72-year-old by phone from his rural Michigan estate. He hopes to reschedule the tour for this spring. “I’m feeling better all the time,” he says. “They aren’t letting me lift anything over five pounds. I can’t do anything: no piano, no guitar, no nothing. But as soon as the pain stops, I’ll be playing again.”

To hear the entire interview with Seger, click below or download and subscribe on iTunes or Spotify


You’re 72, still touring and releasing new music. Did you ever see that coming?
God, no. I thought I’d be done by 30. My original plan was to do it for five years between the age of 25 and 30 and then buy a motorcycle and drive across Europe, and then get a real job. It didn’t work out that way. The more you do it, I guess, the more you love it.

The new album has two songs about Glenn Frey: “I Knew You When” and “Glenn Song.”
He was my oldest friend in music. I met him in 1966, and we recorded “Ramblin’ Gamblin’ Man” that year. We were just a couple of knuckleheads starting out – he was from Royal Oak [Michigan], and I was from Detroit. He was such a positive influence in my life. We’d always call each other for advice. I pushed him to do that Eagles reunion [in 1994]. He was the only one that didn’t want to do it for years. I said to him, “I think you’d have fun.”

What made you want to cover Lou Reed’s “Busload of Faith” on the new album?
Well, he passed away first. The first one I did was a Leonard Cohen song [“Democracy.”] I told [Glenn’s wife] Cindy, “Since I’m doing this, I’m going to salute a couple of my heroes, Lou Reed and Leonard Cohen.” First time I heard the movie was in a movie with James Woods and Robert Downey Jr. called True Believer. I immediately went out and bought the album. I’ve loved Lou’s stuff for years. I think [his 1992 album] Magic and Loss is my favorite. But at any rate, I just love the imagery of “Busload of Faith.” I see it as a bunch of working people, maybe they can’t afford a car and it’s cheaper to take a bus. They’re going to work and singing, “These days, you need a busload of faith to get by.”

Maybe because of the economic division in our country and stagnant wages and so on and so forth, it felt right to do it now. I contacted Lou’s estate and I told them I made a few changes. I dropped one verse about rape and abortion and stuff since I wanted to get it on the radio, if possible. I think that’s why a lot of people didn’t hear it. There was also a lot of negative religiosity. I really only changed five lines in the whole song. 

You sing a lot about your high school days on the album, much like you did on classics, like “Against the Wind” and “Night Moves.”
It was probably my favorite time. Up until high school, I was super shy. And then I developed a bunch of friends across town and came out of my shell. After that, it was 12 years of doing 250 to 300 shows a year in various bars, universities and gymnasiums.

Trump won your home state of Michigan, which had been blue since 1992.
Well, I understand it because I live here. The second you got out of town, every rural area had a Trump sign. I never saw a Clinton sign.

How do you explain that?
It was the rural people who elected him. They’re very dissatisfied with Washington and they thought he could do something different and so they did. I’ll tell ya, I was at the Kennedy Center Honors honoring Glenn [in December of 2016]. We got in the line to meet Obama and I said, “Mr. President I just want to say one thing. I thank you for your wisdom and your dignity.” Henley called me the next week and said, “Well, how’d you like it?” And I said, “Man what a great week. I got to be with my best friends in music, you guys and I got to meet my favorite president of my lifetime.”

Your music finally made it to streaming services last year. There were many years when it was very hard to access your music.
Yes, but at the same time, I can’t complain about my success. My manager hasn’t been wrong too many times. And it could be a reason why we were the biggest-selling catalog album between 2000 and 2010 [Greatest Hits]. Nobody outsold us, and it could be because we stayed off that grid.

Are you going to ever write your memoir?
I think about it. I set up a computer. I got a writing desk. I got everything ready. I don’t know what I’ll write, I may write about me. I don’t know.

You wouldn’t get a ghost writer?
Oh no. I would do it myself.

How about a documentary about your life?
The problem with that is that we don’t have any film. The Eagles were smart and they made lots of film. We have some, but the lights weren’t very good and it looks cruddy.

You usually tour with Don Brewer of Grand Funk Railroad on drums. Why wasn’t he on this tour?
Don was busy. It came up real fast and would’ve had to delay it a lot. I said, “Don, I’m sorry, man. I really want to do this. I wanna get out and start playing these songs.” And so he understood. As a  matter of fact, we used Grand Funk on a couple of songs. He’s still a great friend of mine and I think he’s a wonderful drummer. But I just wanted to get out there. 

I know your favorite TV show used to be The Good Wife. What is it now that that’s done?
Madame Secretary. I think it’s got great writing, great characters. It’s very modern. I’m into world affairs. I read a lot. I read the New York Times every day from top to bottom. I watch a lot of political shows to try and keep up with that’s happening.

I read that Bruce Springsteen’s “Jungleland” inspired you to write “Night Moves,” because it had two bridges.
Absolutely. I had the first two verses forever. It took me six months to write it. I just kept coming back to it and was like, “Nah, that’s not it.” Then I heard “Jungleland.” I remember calling [Don] Henley and saying, “Have you heard ‘Jungleland’?” He said he didn’t know if he was into Bruce. I read him the line: “They’ll meet ‘neath that giant Exxon sign that brings this fair city light.” It’s still one of my favorite records.

It’s been a brutal couple of years in terms of losing rock stars.
You sure think about your own mortality. It’s important to do what you want to do and follow your own personal vision. It just reinforced that. I worked harder this tour than I ever have. I did songs I’d never done because they were too high. This tour, I didn’t care. I wore myself out. People were singing along to every word of “You’ll Accomp’ny Me.” I guess that’s the power of Greatest Hits selling 10 million.

Many of your earliest albums have been out of print for decades. What’s it going to take to get them out?
Jack White is always asking me about that. He wants to remix them all, and said he’d do it for free. But I’m always on to the next thing – the next album, the next tour. Maybe when I retire I’ll get serious about it.

Don’t you feel bad for fans who have been waiting for them?
No! [Huge belly laugh]

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Aeon Ads Brings AI to Marketing

Aeon AdsRALEIGH, N.C., Jan. 2, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Aeon Ads, an online marketing company, announced today the successful merging of digital advertising and artificial intelligence. The program was created to consult businesses on how they can engage with their audiences in a productive way. The…

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Distribution Dates and Amounts Announced for Eaton Vance Closed-End Funds

BOSTON, Jan. 2, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Eaton Vance closed-end funds (the “Funds”) announced distributions today as detailed below.

Declaration – 1/2/2018       Ex-Date – 1/11/2018       Record – 1/12/2018…

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IDEXX Laboratories to Present at J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference

IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. logo. (PRNewsFoto/IDEXX Laboratories, Inc.)WESTBROOK, Maine, Jan. 2, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. (NASDAQ: IDXX) announced today that it will participate in the 36th Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference. Jonathan Ayers, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, is scheduled to make a presentation on the Company on…

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