Here’s what you may have missed in the news last week!
Brian Wilson, along with his wife Melinda and the cast of Love & Mercy, are teaming up with mental health advocates Give an Hour in The Campaign to Change Direction, which focuses on helping people understand the signs of mental illnesses and changing society’s perspectives on mental health. Wilson will hold a concert on November 4 in support of the cause, with all proceeds going to Give an Hour. In a statement, Wilson said:
“My wife, Melinda, and I are very excited to be a part of this important campaign, not only to bring awareness to the mental health issues faced by millions of Americans, but also to encourage everyone to learn the Five Signs of emotional suffering. It’s time for us to bring the conversation of mental health in America out of the shadows, and the Campaign to Change Direction is leading the way.”
Wilson and the film’s cast will be filming PSAs and holding movie screenings with supplemental discussions.
Albums, singles, and tours
- The Who have postponed the remainder of their tour, due to Roger Daltrey’s unyielding health issues, including what has been diagnosed as viral meningitis. Shows will be rescheduled in 2016.
- Paul McCartney’s Pipes of Peace will be rereleased in early October, but the title track has been released on Stereogum, complete with remastered audio.
- The Beatles’ 1 will be reissued in the fall as 1+, with all tracks on CD as well as their promo videos on Blu-Ray. Additional unseen footage will be available on disc two, completely restored to surpass their original quality. It can be pre-ordered on Amazon.
- U2 have announced the release of Songs of Experience, the follow-up to 2014’s Songs of Innocence. The album will be released in 2016.
- September 14 – John “Bowzer” Bauman of Sha-Na-Na (born in 1947), Paul Kossoff of Free (1950), Barry Cowsill of the Cowsills (1954)
- September 15 – Lee Dorman of Iron Butterfly (born in 1942)
- September 16 – Bernie Calvert of the Hollies (born in 1942), Betty Kelly of Martha and the Vandellas (1944), Kenney Jones of the Faces (1948)
- September 18 – Frankie Avalon, singer and entertainer (born in 1940)
- September 19 – Nick Massi of the Four Seasons (born in 1927), Brian Epstein, manager and music entrepreneur (1934), Paul Williams, musician (1940), Bill Medley of the Righteous Brothers (1940), Cass Elliott of The Mamas & the Papas (1941)
- September 20 – Chuck Panozzo of Styx (born in 1948)