If you’ve been living under a rock for the last 15 years and have no idea who Myles Kennedy is, we’ll gladly catch you up. Let’s go back to the year 2004 when the former members of the band Creed created a new band called Alter Bridge and re-introduce the world to the man we’ve come to admire, Myles Kennedy.
Kennedy was virtually unknown at this point. He was “licking his wounds” from the fallout of his previous band, The Mayfield Four, and teaching music in his hometown of Spokane, Washington. Kennedy began to work with Mark Tremonti as the frontman of Alter Bridge, singing songs mainly written by Tremonti and writing a few together. They release One Day Remains, go on tour, and disappear for a few years.
Fast forward to 2007 and the band is back under a new label and releasing the critically acclaimed Blackbird album. This album puts them back on the map, allowing Kennedy to show off his skills as a songwriter and guitar player.
In 2008, Kennedy was rumored to be joining the guys of Led Zeppelin in some sort of project. Kennedy would later say that it was nothing more than a jam session with Jimmy Page. Nothing ever came of it with Kennedy.
Jump to 2010, Kennedy and the band are working on their third studio album that would be known as ABIII, at the same time Kennedy was working with Slash on two songs for Slash’s self-titled debut solo album. Kennedy would sing on the songs “Starlight” and “Back From Cali” and eventually become the front man for Slash’s tour that same year. Kennedy just made it to the mainstream. The former Creed guys spend most of 2009-2010 on a reunion tour and recording with Scott Stapp. Kennedy had also begun working on his solo record.
In 2012, Slash formed the group known as “Slash featuring Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators” and released Apocalyptic Love. Around the same time, Guns N’ Roses were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Kennedy filled in for Axel Rose (Rose refused to participate in the evening) for the performance portion of the ceremony. In 2013, Kennedy and the Alter Bridge guys would release Fortress. Naturally, Kennedy’s stock kept rising.
In 2016, Guns N Roses announced their Never In This Lifetime reunion tour while Alter Bridge went back on the road with their The Last Hero tour. In 2017, Mark Tremonti began to focus on his solo project and it seemed like a quiet year for Myles Kennedy. What we didn’t know is that Kennedy had been working on a solo project.
Demi Lovato recently opened up about some advice that was given to her by John Mayer.
She revealed to Billboard:
“When I was fifteen of sixteen I wrote a couple songs with John. And he wrote me a letter and it said, ‘Follow your instincts. You have really good instincts.'”
Adding: “Ever since then, I’ve just followed my gut, and it’s really helped me.”
She’s really followed her instincts the last couple of albums she’s released and it’s been good for her.
Right after his amazing night of Grammy wins, Bruno Mars announced the North American leg of his ’24K Magic’ World Tour. He released a list of cities he and his ‘little sister’ Cardi B., would be making tour stops at, but didn’t reveal any dates, until today.
The fourth and final leg of his massive tour, kicks off with two nights at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado, September 7th and 8th, and wraps up with a 4-night extravaganza at the Staples Center in LA, October 23, 24, 26 and 27th.
Tickets go on sale to the general public this Friday, February 16th at 12pm local time through LiveNation.com.
Check out the tour dates listed below to see if Bruno and Cardi are coming to a city near you:
September 7 – Denver, CO -Pepsi Center
September 8 – Denver, CO -Pepsi Center
September 11 – St. Paul, MN -Xcel Energy Center
September 15 – Detroit, MI -Little Caesars Arena
September 19 – Philadelphia, PA -Wells Fargo Center
September 20 – Philadelphia, PA -Wells Fargo Center
September 22 – Toronto, ON -Air Canada Centre
September 23 – Toronto, ON -Air Canada Centre
September 27 – Boston, MA -TD Garden
September 28 – Boston, MA -TD Garden
Who’s having the best week ever? Selfie Kid! He’s the kid that stood next to Justin Timberlake at the Super Bowl, and was able to get a selfie with the star! His name is Ryan McKenna, he’s 13-years-old and he traveled to Minneapolis with his family for the big game, all the way from his hometown of Scituate, Massachusetts. I bet being at the Super Bowl AND getting a pic with Mr. Timberlake is something he will never forget! However, it gets better!
Since the Super Bowl, McKenna has appeared on Good Morning America, Today and most recently, the Ellen DeGeneres show, talking about his surprise encounter with the ‘Sexy Back’ singer. He admits that he had to push his way through the crowd to be able to stand next to Timberlake. “I got myself there, I pushed through. I was elbowing people but I got there. I was there with him,” McKenna told Ellen DeGeneres.
Ellen surprised the die-hard Patriots fan by having Justin Timberlake call into the show! Justin told him that he’d like to meet him properly and have the chance to take a second selfie. He then offered McKenna four VIP tickets to his ‘Man of The Woods’ tour when it makes a stop in Boston this April. But wait, there’s more! The New England Patriots wanted to show some gratitude to Ryan and his family, since they are all huge fans of the team, so they got hooked up with some tickets to a Patriots game and four pre-game passes!
“I got myself there, I pushed through. I was elbowing people but I got there. I was there with him,” McKenna told Ellen DeGeneres.
Following the 13-year-old’s instant and unforeseen fame, he has acquired 8,000 new Snapchat followers and over 71k followers on Instagram. Maybe we’ll see him on the big screen again at Justin’s upcoming show at the TD Garden or at an upcoming Patriot’s game next season!
Check out Chris Jericho’s band Fozzy and their new music video for “Painless”.
Billboard.com is reporting that 5H singer Lauren Jauregui has signed with Columbia Records to a solo record. It seems, on paper, that 5H is done. With Ally Brooke releasing more and more solo music and Normani signing a solo deal, this news seems to just add up to the fact that the group might be done.
Commentary: If these girls can do even 50% as well as Camila Cabello, they will all be in good spots. Simon Cowell should be proud that his venture in a girl band paid off.
Popstar Camila Cabello has a lot to celebrate with her incredible debut album, Camila. In an interview with Billboard, Cabello said she had a song with Ed Sheeran that didn’t make her album.
She tells Billboard it was a difficult decision, adding:
“It’s like one of those weird things because I love him so much and he’s been one of my musical heroes and he knows that.
So it felt kinda weird, but at the end, it just didn’t fit sonically with the album, even though it’s such a great song, it just felt like the only one that felt like it was on another kind of album.”
Commentary: While I hope to hear the song someday, I am kind of glad that she didn’t release it on this record. Sheeran will go down as one of the modern day great popstars, but at the current moment, he’s a bit oversaturated. He has his duet with Taylor Swift on the Radio, a duet with Beyonce, and a feature on an Eminem song.
Brief Career Synopsis:
Kevin Herchen, born and raised in Rhode Island, was named the winner of the 2015 WPRI Rhode Show Big Break Contest. The video for his song “Stronger” aired on this past season’s American Idol finale. He has opened for Big & Rich, Frankie Ballard, Jo Dee Messina and played shows in Nashville, Chicago, Phoenix, Long Beach, and all over New England. He was named on Nashville’s Songwriter’s Association “Ones to Watch” list.
What led you to a career in music?
Nonstop singing! Just a love of music that I could never escape (nor did I want to). It has consumed my life above all else. My father Paul plays guitar and sings, so I was always around music growing up. As a boy, I was obsessed with ‘The Dukes of Hazzard’ theme by Waylon Jennings, “Good Ol Boys” and Back to the Future’s Marty McFly playing Johnny B. Goode on stage made me want to do that too!
Tell us about your very first gig?
Century Lounge in Providence, RI. It was a cold, winter Tuesday night. I was nervous to play a few originals and cover songs like Bob Seger’s ‘Turn the Page’ and Stone Temple Pilots ‘Plush’, but it was a great start to my playing career and I was instantly hooked.