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The Rolling Stones Never Hired the Hells Angels

LOS ANGELES - "The Rolling Stones never hired the Hells Angels and Yoko Ono didn't break up the Beatles, and I prove it with Proof of Truth," says the man who was there, Ronnie Schneider, in his new book, Out of Our Heads The Rolling Stones, The Beatles and Me with Proof of Truth, from CLB Inc.  Schneider tells the inside story about Altamont, Dec. 6, 1969, where a Hells Angel killed Meredith Hunter during the free concert, and how the greatest rock film, Gimme Shelter, of the greatest rock n' roll band, The Rolling Stones, was created.

"Schneider's fact-filled volume further illustrates how he and the Stones in 1969 helped establish larger creative (production and package) and economic controls of an existing business model which demanded traditional flat fee performer fees to their new economic world where the band received 60-70 percent of the box office gross. This joint model has served as the blueprint for arena and stadium acts that followed. Schneider recounts the business lives of the Beatles and offers a very spiritual moment with George Harrison stopping by his desk and handing him a signed paperback of Autobiography of a Yogi."- Harvey Kubernik-author, music historian.


Nina Simone And Sister Rosetta Tharpe To Be Inducted Into Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame

LOS ANGELES - Verve Label Group and UMe are proud to announce the induction of trailblazers Nina Simone and Sister Rosetta Tharpe into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Late pianist, singer and activist Simone will be inducted into the 2018 Performer Category alongside Bon Jovi, The Cars and The Moody Blues, while Tharpe, the late singer and guitarist known as the "godmother of rock and roll," will be inducted into the hall's Early Influences wing, joining such luminaries as Billie Holiday, Robert Johnson, Hank Williams, Bessie Smith and Howlin' Wolf. The 33rd Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony takes place April 14, 2018 at Public Auditorium in Cleveland, Ohio.

Known as the "High Priestess of Soul," Nina Simone defies categorization. A pianist, singer, songwriter, composer and activist, she was one of the most gifted vocalists of her generation, an extraordinary artist of the twentieth century, an icon of American music. Rather than being confined to musical boundaries, she knew no bounds and fused jazz, blues, soul, folk, R&B, gospel, pop and showtunes with her classical roots, creating a rich tapestry filled with emotional honesty, spiritual depth and virtuosic musicianship.

California Historical Society Lights Up the Old U.S. Mint for Major Gala Celebrating The Honorable George P. Shultz

SAN FRANCISCO -  The California Historical Society (CHS) today announced it will host a major Gala dinner celebrating The Honorable George P. Shultz at the Old U.S. Mint on January 11, 2018. 

The black-tie event will occur on the 263rd birthday of Alexander Hamilton, the first U.S. Treasury Secretary. In 1972, as America's 62nd Treasury Secretary, George Shultz helped save the Old U.S. Mint—now a National Historical Landmark—from sale and destruction, ensuring the powerful legacy of the Treasury in the western United States.

New Jimi Hendrix Album Out March 9 "Both Sides of the Sky" Completing the Trilogy Started with Valleys of Neptune and People, Hell and Angels

NEW YORK - On March 9, Experience Hendrix and Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, proudly release Both Sides of the Sky, a dynamic new Jimi Hendrix album featuring 13 studio recordings made between 1968 and 1970—10 of which have never before been released. The album will be released on multiple formats including CD, digital, and as a numbered 180 gram audiophile vinyl 2LP. 

Both Sides of the Sky is the third volume in a trilogy of albums intended to present the best and most significant unissued studio recordings remaining in the music legend's archive. Beginning with Valleys of Neptune (2010), which earned top ten sales rankings in fifteen countries (including a top position of #4 on Billboard's Top 200 Album Chart), followed by People, Hell and Angels (2013) which peaked on Billboard's Top 100 album chart at #2. Billboard's coveted number one singles ranking went to "Somewhere," the album's lead track and the legendary guitarist's highest ever US singles chart achievement.

Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa Unveils Magical, Hotel-Wide Renovation

ANAHEIM -  An exciting, hotel-wide refurbishment brings new magic to the deluxe Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa at the Disneyland Resort, with completely redesigned guest rooms plus a refreshed lobby, pool area and concierge-level lounge. The most extensive refurbishment since the hotel's 2001 opening elevates the premium guest experience and brings a contemporary approach to the Arts & Crafts design style.

Named a AAA Four Diamond hotel by the Automobile Club of Southern California for the sixteenth year in a row, the 948-room Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa is the first Disney resort hotel in the world to be located inside a theme park.


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