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David Crosby @ City Winery, 1/28/2014
David Crosby

You wrote many of these songs with your son James Raymond. What was it like working with him?

It's a joy. He's maturing as a writer. He's becoming better and better. Sometimes I think he's better than me. He's a fantastic musician and a great poet, and he's my son, so we have a DNA connection.

How is it opening your shows with the new album?

Risky business. We did it in Santa Barbara [Calif.] as warm-up. It went down well, but I was scared. In show business, there's a rule that you do not sing an entire set of brand-new s--- they've never heard before. - [AM NY]

A genuine rock legend, David Crosby just released Croz, his first solo studio album in 20 years. (Stream it via Rdio.) He's currently on tour where he plays the new album in full and then follows with a set of classics from throughout his career. That tour is currently in NYC where, last night (1/28), Crosby played his first of three shows at City Winery. Pictures and setlist from that show are in this post.

Crosby is also working on a three-disc CSNY live box set recorded on their 1974 tour. Look out for that. Crosby plays City Winery again tonight (1/29) and Friday (1/31), both of which are sold out. More pics from night 1 below....

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Jonathan Wilson

Jonathan Wilson released his new album, Fanfare, in October. The highly orchestral, big-sounding record features contributions from Graham Nash, David Crosby, Jackson Browne, Josh Tillman, Wilco's Patrick Sansone, and Mike Campbell & Benmont Tench from Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers. You can stream the whole album below.

In February, Wilson will be going on tour, including two shows in NYC: Bowery Ballroom on 2/12 and Music Hall of Williamsburg on 2/14. Tickets for both NYC shows go on sale Friday (11/22) at noon with an AmEx presale starting Wednesday (11/20) at noon. All dates are listed below.

Speaking of David Crosby, he's got some full band dates at City Winery in January which are all sold out.

All Jonathan Wilson tour dates are listed, along with the new album stream, below...

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Pandora
Pandora

This letter, signed by a ton of artists and pictured above, is set to appear in an ad in Billboard:

We are big fans of Pandora. That's why we helped give the company a discount on rates for the past decade.

Pandora is now enjoying phenomenal success as a Wall Street company. Skyrocketing growth in revenues and users. We celebrate that. At the same time, the music community is just now beginning to gain its footing in the new digital world.

Pandora's principal asset is the music.

Why is the company asking Congress once again to step in and gut the royalties that thousands of musicians rely upon? That's not fair, and that's not how partners work together.
Congress has many pressing issues to consider, but this is not one of them. Let's work this out as partners and continue to bring fans the great musical experience they rightly expect.

Pink Floyd, Down, Primus, Dead Kennedys (with our without Jello?), Nas, Alabama, Sheryl Crow and many more big major label names signed this (or someone signed it on their behalf). Check out the full list below, and head to fairpayforartists.com for more information on their point of view..

The issue is that Pandora is supporting the Internet Radio Fairness Act which they say will "help end the long-standing discrimination against internet radio". Artists are mad because that possibly means less money for them, but Pandora and other Internet radio providers argue they can't stay in business the way things are now.

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Bruce Springsteen & Tom Morello @ MSG (BMoreSweet)
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

U2 closed the second night of the MSG Rock & Roll Hall of Fame shows on October 30th. At the first (10/29), it was Bruce Springsteen & Billy Joel (before one big group sing on Jackie Wilson's "Higher and Higher")...

After "Badlands" much of the drained audience began leaving and then rushed back to their seats when Billy Joel sat down at the piano and launched into "You May Be Right," "Only The Good Die Young" and "New York State Of Mind." (The pair were uniting the kindred spirits of New Jersey and Long Island, Springsteen explained.) "Higher and Higher" wrapped up the night. The official set list had the show ending at 11:36:55 (yes, they thought they had it down to the exact second), but the final notes rang out at 1:31 a.m. Six straight hours of music, and that was just the first of two nights. [Rolling Stone]
Bruce was actually there both nights (one of many possibly "filling in" for Eric Clapton, who canceled last minute on the second). Those in attendence on the 30th got to see U2, Bruce Springsteen and Patti Smith sing together on "Because the Night." (And U2 + Mick Jagger (another unannounced guest) + Fergie + Will.i.am sing "Gimme Shelter"...). Ray Davies, Lou Reed, and Ozzy Osbourne all performed with Metallica. Many played with Stevie Wonder. Full setlists below.

HBO will be airing four hours of highlights on Thanksgiving weekend.
(November 29th at 8PM ET).

Bruce's current tour wraps up November 22nd in Buffalo. He was at Giants Stadium earlier this fall, playing the last concerts ever there. U2 also played the venue for two nights in September, and will be back in Jersey in 2010 as part of their just-announced tour.

Set lists for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame shows are below...

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