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2nd Surprise Single

from matthew , 2006-08-02

The second single from Surprise is going to be ´That´s Me´ with ´You Can Call Me Al´ as a B-side

It will be available on CD-Single and limited edition 7´ vinyl picture disc.

Release Date: 21st August

UK - Europe Tour, first dates

from Bodo , 2006-08-03

The first dates for the UK 2006 tour
have been announced.

Nov 3 - Glasgow
Nov 4 - Manchester
Nov 6 - Bournemouth
Nov 10 - london
Nov 11 Birmingham


More dates will come.

Now our daily new thread asking for a Europe tour may stop :-)

Simon will interview Lorne Michaels

from Bodo , 2006-08-04

PAUL SIMON and EDDIE VEDDER will be among the stars interviewing their heroes in the second season of US TV series ICONOCLASTS. The Sundance Channel series was a hit when it first aired late last year (05) with MICHAEL STIPE, ROBERT REDFORD and RENEE ZELLWEGER spending time with chef MARIO BATALI, PAUL NEWMAN and newswoman CHRISTANE AMANPOUR respectively. For the new series, which premieres in October (06), Simon will interview SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE creator LORNE MICHAELS, while PEARL JAM star Vedder will chat to surfing icon LAIRD HAMILTON and funnyman DAVE CHAPPELLE will catch up with poet MAYA ANGELOU.

Paul at R.C.Meadows Benefit concert

from Ans , 2006-08-07

Paul Simon will do an acoustic set at the benefit concert for Robert C. Meadows, an actor and long-life family friend of Edie.
He was a victim of brutal violence and his recovery is slow and questionable.

Edie Brickell & New Bohemians will also appear. Opening act is the 15 year old Tyler Dow Bryant.


Simon on Big Apple to Big Easy DVD

from Bodo , 2006-08-10

On August 22, 2006, Rhino Entertainment, in association with MSG Entertainment (MSGE), will release a double disc DVD of the landmark Katrina benefit concert, From The Big Apple To The Big Easy: The Concert For New Orleans, which was held on September 20th, 2005 at Madison Square Garden to support the long-term relief and rebuilding efforts following Hurricane Katrina. As the one-year anniversary of the disaster approaches (August 29), Rhino Entertainment and MSGE invite you to bring home the DVD of the live concert performance that has touched so many lives. From The Big Apple To The Big Easy unites the biggest names in music with New Orleans legends to create a poignant musical journey. The live concert raised approximately nine million dollars to benefit long-term hurricane relief efforts. 100% of net proceeds from the sale of this DVD will continue to raise money and awareness for those victims.

Tracklist of this 2-disc DVD

Dirge/Celebrate - The Rebirth Brass Band
Southern Nights - Allen Touissant
All These Things - Art Neville
Hercules - Lenny Kravitz
On Your Way Down - Elvis Costello
Ain´t Got No Home - Clarence Henry
Fortune Teller - Jimmy Buffett
A Change/Time Is On My Side - Irma Thomas
Last Train/I Know - Cyndi Lauper
Brother Jake/Iko Iko - Irma Thomas
I Think It´s Going To Rain Today - B. Midler
Levon - Elton John
My Girl Josephine - Ry Cooder
Rock Me Baby - Buckwheat Zydeco
When The Levee Breaks - Lenny Kravitz
Backwater Blues - Irma Thomas

Pascagoula Run - Jimmy Buffett
Heart Of Gold - Jimmy Buffett
Son Of A Son Of A Sailer - Jimmy Buffett
Fins - Jimmy Buffett
Margaritaville - Jimmy Buffett
Sea Cruise - Jimmy Buffett & Paul Simon
Born On The Bayou - John Fogerty
Proud Mary - John Fogerty
The Monkey - Dave Bartholomew & Costello
I´m Walkin´ - Diana Krall, Troy Andrews
St. James Infirmiry - Kermit Ruffins
Mrs. Robinson - Simon & Garfunkel
Homeward Bound - Simon & Garfunkel
Bridge Over Troubled Water - S&G
Carry The Torch - The Neville Brothers
Hey Pocky Way - The Neville Brothers
Amazing Grace - The Neville Brothers
When The Saints - The Neville Brothers
When The Saints - (Brass Band Reprise)

Buy this Disc online

Simon family sings for a friend

from Micky , 2006-08-16

~* Brickell´s and Simon´s songs for a friend *~

Just the chance to hear Paul Simon play an acoustic set Aug. 26 at the Music Hall at Fair Park is the closest most people will come to being invited inside the home of one of America´s foremost composers and most zealously private celebrities. But he is the second act on the bill. It´s his wife, Dallas-raised Edie Brickell and her band, the New Bohemians, who are headlining the show as a benefit for Edie´s childhood friend, Dallas actor Robert Meadows.

The mom connection

From the lean years of single motherhood until this very day, Edie´s mom, Larry, and Robert´s mom, Charlene, have remained best friends who have supported each other through life´s adversities. Last October, Robert suffered a brain injury when he was brutally attacked during a robbery at a 7-Eleven. With his medical bills already topping $1.5 million, Edie is doing for Robert what their mothers would do for each other – whatever it takes. Paul, who also is friends with the Meadows family, volunteered to lend his talents. The couple then drafted 15-year-old guitar player Tyler Dow Bryant, from Edie´s mom´s hometown, and his band to play a set. Tickets are available at Ticketmaster.com or by calling 214-373-8000 or 972-647-5700.For information about Robert, go to http://www.robertcmeadowsfund.com/about_robert.htm

Source: http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/fea/co

Outrageous to be 3rd single

from matthew , 2006-08-20

On 13th November 2006, Outrageous will be released as the third single from Paul Simon´s Surprise album.

Brief details can be seen here - http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/discography/index.j