Sunday, June 30, 2013

... AND AGAIN...

The re-recorded version of Don't Bring Me Down now featured in the film trailer for Disney's Planes.

Saturday, June 29, 2013


There's now a press release about Jeff's upcoming star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.  His reaction:
“I’m thrilled to be recognized by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce and feel honored to be in the great company of some of my biggest heroes,” says LYNNE of the honor. “Growing up in Birmingham, England, I never imagined my name on the Hollywood Walk of Fame–it really is fantastic.”
and new material next year:
He plans to release an album of all-new material in 2014.
The article is here.


Before we let June slip away, I thought it would be appropriate to note a landmark anniversary this month.  While some of ELO's earlier works got the 30th Anniversary treatment, this particular anniversary will go by quietly.

It is the 30th anniversary of ELO's Secret Messages, an album that, for many reasons, remains at the top of many fan's favorites list... and a release of the original 2LP version remains at the top of most every fan's wish list.  It was an album full of unique song ideas. The mythology behind its creation and subsequent cover artwork are about as layered as the sounds it featured.

During a mall visit in 1983, I spotted it in a record store bin... and my mom refused to buy it for me because I "already have too many records."  People then watched as a 12-year-old broke into an epic shitfit.  Those were the days.

Happy Anniversary, Secret Messages.  Here's to hoping...

Friday, June 21, 2013


The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce has announced the list of artists who will be in their Walk of Fame Class of 2014 - and Jeff Lynne is reportedly one of them.  He will be getting a star on the iconic Hollywood Walk of Fame and will sit among his numerous friends and heroes who have received the honor over the years.

No date has been set for Jeff's star ceremony but when it is set, they will be streaming the event at

News links:
Hollywood Reporter
Classic Hits 105.5

So, Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame, put that in your pipe and smoke it.

(Hat tip: Nicolas)

Sunday, June 16, 2013


It appears the new 2LP color vinyl editions of Electric Light Orchestra Live, Zoom and Armchair Theatre, which were originally on the release schedule for May, then delayed until this month, are now sliding to July 8 (for now) from the UK-based Let Them Eat Vinyl...

UPDATE: Moved to 22 July 2013...