The FYI News Bulletin

The FYI News Bulletin

By David Farrell

MTV has signed a talent deal and consumer products partnership with 17-year-old Canadian singer-songwriter Johnny Orlando, whose hits include Last Summer, Day & Night and What If, which has logged over 10M videos on TikTok to date. A fashion, accessories and home décor lines are included in the deal.  Orlando is signed with Universal Music Canada and Island in other territories.

– Docudrama I Am Woman tells the story of singer Helen Reddy, who co-wrote (with fellow Aussie and Ayers Rock co-founder Ray Burton) and sang the title song that became an anthem for the women's movement in the 1970s. According to Wikipedia, I Am Woman was the first number-one single for Capitol Records since Ode to Billie Joe by Bobbie Gentry five years earlier, in 1967. It was the first number one hit on the Billboard chart by an Australian-born artist and the first Australian-penned song to win a Grammy Award. The Arrogant Worms have a parody of the song known as I Am A Cow. Cast: Tilda Cobham-Hervey, Danielle MacDonald, and Evan Peters. Available on demand Sept. 11.



This collector has 7M records in his collection

Meet Zero Freitas, Brazilian bus magnate and owner of the world's largest vinyl record collection. Inspired by his mother, Freitas started collecting with a Roberto Carlos record in 1965 and has gone on to amass another six million more, including hundreds of copies of the same albums. – The Guardian

A $1M dollar sound system

The explanation runs to 5:30 and then we discover the audio fidelity. – I Believe in Hi-Fi

The truth about vinyl: Vinyl versus digital

A sadly slick version of  the Eagles playing note-perfect  live in Australia

Farewell 1 Tour: Live from Melbourne is a double DVD by Eagles, released in 2005. It was filmed in Melbourne, Australia at the Rod Laver Arena on November 14, 15 and 17, 2004, featuring two new songs.

It is the first Eagles live video as a quartet without Don Felder, who was terminated from the band in 2001 (but it did feature four other backing musicians, along with a four-piece horn section). This would also mark the last Eagles live video with founding member Glenn Frey before his death in 2016.


The name 'Farewell Tour' has nothing to do with the band's plan to quit touring and this is confirmed by Glenn Frey's quote in the interview contained in the DVD: "The longer this goes on, the better these songs sound. There is a 'sort of' honesty in calling the tour Farewell 1, with its implication that Farewell 2 will follow soon."

The concert marks the band's first use of pre-recorded rhythm tracks, namely a track consisting of muted guitar strums on Hotel California (which were overdubbed on the original studio version, but were absent from previous live performances of the song) and a backing rhythm track for Don Henley's rendition of his fast-paced solo hit The Boys of Summer. – Wikipedia

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Music News

Alexisonfire Are Releasing a Live Album from Their Hometown Born & Raised Festival

The St. Catharines, Ontario band are bringing the festival back this summer, and they'll release LIVE Born & Raised 2022, St Catharines ON just in time for fans to hear it first.

After a two year hiatus, Alexisonfire are resurrecting their hometown festival Born & Raised on July 5 and 6 at Montebello Park in St. Catharines, Ontario. Just in time, they're releasing a live album from the last time they held the festival, in 2022.

The album, LIVE Born & Raised 2022, St Catharines ON, captures their career-spanning set from the inaugural edition of the festival. In front of their hometown fans, they played songs from throughout their more-than-two-decades long career.

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