MusicNotes from the XPN Morning Show: Ryan Adams records “Live At Carnegie Hall,” Rock-n-Roll Hall of Fame lists performers & presenters, and Sam Cooke film in the works



XPN fav Ryan Adams has announced a new live album, recorded at Carnegie Hall in November of 2014.


“Ryan Adams: Live At Carnegie Hall” encompasses all the songs that Adams played during two-nights of performance at Carnegie Hall in NYC last November. The album of 42 songs includes two previously unreleased tunes, “This Is Where We Meet In My Mind” and “How Much Light.”  “Ryan Adams: Live At Carnegie Hall” comes out on April 21st as part of a limited 6xLP vinyl box set, and as a digital download  Adams will also release a condensed version entitled Ryan Adams: Ten Songs From Live At Carnegie Hall, which will be out 6/9 on LP, CD, and digital download.


The Rock n Roll Hall of Fame has announced the list of presenters and performers for it’s April 18th ceremony in Cleveland. Paul McCartney will deliver the induction speech for Ringo Starr . Joe Walsh will perform Starr’s music. Stevie Wonder will induct Bill Withers, with John Legend performing in tribute. (It’s still uncertain whether Withers himself will perform.)  Patti Smith will induct Lou Reed, with Beck performing Reed’s music. John Mayer will induct Stevie Ray Vaughan, and Jimmie Vaughan will perform in tribute with Double Trouble. Peter Wolf of the J. Geils Band will induct the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, with Tom Morello performing. Fall Out Boy will induct Green Day. Dave Grohl will perform for Joan Jett’s induction, but the presenter has not yet been announced. & Steve Cropper will induct the “5” Royales.

Watch Prince, Tom Petty, Steve Winwood, Jeff Lynne, Dani Harrison and others perform “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” at the 2004 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductions.

A movie about the life & times of late, great soul-singing legend Sam Cooke is in the works.


Sam Cooke’s family has agreed to allow a movie about his life to be made. The Hollywood Reporter reports Cooke’s family will give music and film producer Romeo Antonio access to family documents and to Sam Cooke’s assistant, Zelda Samuels, who is now 84. Cooke’s nephew, Eugene Jamison, says the family has been approached about a movie on Cooke before, but Antonio was the first person who wanted to seek the truth about Cooke’s death. Police said in 1964 Cooke kidnapped a woman and was shot by a motel manager, but his family says Cooke was fighting for black musicians’ rights and angered the wrong people. Cooke died at the age of 33 on December 11th, 1964, at the Hacienda Motel in Los Angeles after being shot in the chest by the manager of the hotel, who claimed she fired in self defense.

Sam Cooke- “You Send Me”- Live.



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