- Somewhere You Feel Free, the new Tom Petty documentary focusing on the sessions for his 1994 Wildflowers album, will be a centerpiece film during SXSW Online in March. According to the official announcement: “Drawn from a newly discovered archive of 16mm film showing Tom Petty at work on his 1994 record Wildflowers, considered by many including Rolling Stone to be his greatest album ever, Somewhere You Feel Free is an intimate view of a musical icon.” (SXSW.com)
- Queen's Roger Taylor and Brian May revealed that they have begun recording new material with frontman Adam Lambert. Taylor told Classic Rock, “We did record a song which we haven't actually finished. I can't remember what it's called. I think we were still discussing what we should call it.”
- Brian May said of the track started during a stop in Nashville while on tour: “It was a song that we'd tried to adapt that had come from a friend. It had the makings of being a great song, but we couldn't crack it. We couldn't get there.”
- Taylor went on to say, “It would be nice to do some stuff. I wouldn’t rule it out. Adam has said, 'Any time you want me to sing on something. . .' If the other two decide, 'Let’s do something,' I'd be there.” (Classic Rock)
- Set for release on March 26th is the latest archival set from the original classic lineup the Allman Brothers Band — Down In Texas '71. The show — recorded on September 28th, 1971 at Austin, Texas' Austin Municipal Auditorium — features Duane and Gregg Allman, Berry Oakley, Dickey Betts, Butch Trucks, and Jaimoe — with the nine-track album featuring saxophonist Rudolph “Juicy” Carter sitting in on six songs.
- The physical CD features an exclusive radio interview with Berry Oakley and Duane Allman, recorded just a few months before the performance.
- The tracklisting for The Allman Brothers Band's Down In Texas '71: “Statesboro Blues,” “Trouble No More,” “Don't Keep Me Wonderin',” “Done Somebody Wrong,” “One Way Out,” “In Memory Of Elizabeth Reed,” “Stormy Monday,” “You Don't Love Me,” and “Hot 'Lanta.” (Press release)
- The life-spanning Tina Turner documentary, titled TINA, will premiere on HBO and HBO Max on March 27th. The new retrospective promises a “stunning amount of archival footage spanning 60 years.”
- Turner is interviewed extensively throughout — along with actress Angela Bassett, husband/former record exec Erwin Bach, Oprah Winfrey, and others.” (Pitchfork)
- Legendary jazz-fusion keyboardist/composer Chick Corea died on February 9th of a rare form of cancer at age 79. Corea worked with countless legends over his career — including Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock, John McLaughlin, and Stan Getz, among many others. Corea may be best remembered for his groundbreaking '70s work as part of Return To Forever.
- Over the course of his career, Corea earned 22 Grammy Awards — garnering a total of 63 nominations — along with three Latin Grammys. He is survived by his second wife Gayle Moran and son Thaddeus. (Variety)
Quick Takes: Tom Petty, Queen, The Allman Brothers Band, Tina Turner, Chick Corea
By Music News Feb 11, 2021 | 7:00 PM