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Press Release: Public Television to air The Doobie Brothers Farewell Concert 1982

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Public Television to Air Farewell Concert From

Legendary Rock Band The Doobie Brothers

“Far from a tearful farewell – it’s a joyous, full-throated celebration of the life and times of both performers and audience.” – John Swenson, music writer

BOSTON (May 7, 2013) – In 1982, popular classic rock band The Doobie Brothers took to the stage on the final leg of their farewell tour for what was then thought to be their last performance. Though the band did in fact reunite five years later, they were never again on stage in the same configuration.  THE DOOBIE BROTHERS: LIVE AT THE GREEK THEATRE 1982 FAREWELL TOUR, the definitive edition of this famous performance, captures the Doobies at the height of their career and showcases the charisma, musical prowess and showmanship of a seasoned rock band that shines before a live audience.  Airing on public television stations nationwide beginning June 1, 2013, the program offers a non-stop arsenal of the band’s greatest hits.  Read more

Press Release: Doobie Brothers “Live At Wolf Trap” Re Release

Doobie Brothers - Live at Wolf TrapEagle Rock Entertainment are proud to announce the release on 3 June 2013 of the Live At Wolf Trap CD, DVD and Blu-ray [Cat. No. EAGCD500, EREDV964 and ERBRD5179 respectively] from the Doobie Brothers.  This title includes the classic hits: “Rockin’ DownThe Highway”, “Takin’ It To The Streets”, “Listen To The Music”, “Long Train Runnin’”, “Nobody”, “China Grove”, “Black Water” and many more.

Recorded on 25 July 2004 at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts in Virginia, “Live At Wolf Trap” captures The Doobie Brothers in fine form on a set that mixes classic hits with some rarely performed tracks from across their extensive catalogue. This would prove to be the last recorded footage of long time drummer Keith Knudsen performing with the Doobie Brothers, Mike Hossack too has now passed away. Originally released in the autumn of 2004, the show is now being reissued on DVD and CD and will be released on Blu-ray for the first time.

TRACKLISTING

  1. Rockin’ Down The Highway
  2. Jesus Is Just Alright
  3. Dangerous
  4. Another Park, Another Sunday
  5. People Gotta Love Again*
  6. Spirit*
  7. Steamer Lane (instrumental)
  8. South City Midnight Lady
  9. Snake Man
  10. Nobody*
  11. Five Corners
  12. Rainy Day Crossroad Blues
  13. Clear As The Driven Snow
  14. Neal’s Fandango*
  15. Takin’ It To the Streets*
  16. Don’t Start Me Talkin’
  17. Take Me In Your Arms
  18. Little Bitty Pretty One
  19. Black Water
  20. Long Train Runnin’
  21. China Grove
  22. Without You*
  23. Listen To the Music

* Not on CD version

As well as an amazing set of songs, the visual versions of the release also feature bonus features, extra live tracks [‘Dangerous, Takin’ It To The Streets, Without You] and featurettes including “Back Stage Pass” / Doobie-aoke / The Dropped Pick / Outtakes / The Family.  “Live At Wolf Trap” is an essential release for any Doobies fan.
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Press Release: B.R. Cohn Fall Charity Music Festival Wrap-Up

BR Cohn 201226th ANNUAL B.R. COHN CHARITY EVENTS FALL MUSIC FESTIVAL WEEKEND RAISES HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS FOR CHARITY

GLEN ELLEN, CA (October 8, 2012) – Vintner, philanthropist, and music artist manager Bruce Cohn is thrilled to conclude the 26th Annual B.R. Cohn Charity Events Fall Music Festival, Gala Charity Auction Dinner, and the Celebrity Golf Classic.

Highlights included the reunion of Michael McDonald after 6 years with original Doobie singers and songwriters Tom Johnston and Patrick Simmons for two shows; Kenny Loggins performing Sunday’s show and singing with the Doobies and Dave Mason; Buddy Guy on Saturday leaving the stage and wading well into the crowd; and guest appearances by Dave Jenkins of Pablo Cruise and Jeff Watson of Night Ranger guitar jamming with the Doobies.

Saturday’s October 6 concert featured a memorable performance by the Doobie Brothers reuniting with Michael McDonald. It was a thrilling afternoon of music by the legendary Buddy Guy, performing for his first time at the festival, as well as WAR, the Turtles, daughter of Doobie Brother Tom Johnston, Lara Johnston, and Scars on 45.

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Press Release: B.R. Cohn Charity Events Fall Music Festival Weekend

The Doobie Brothers with Michael McDonald at B.R. Cohn FestivalFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
26th ANNUAL B.R. COHN CHARITY EVENTS
FALL MUSIC FESTIVAL WEEKEND

Michael McDonald to perform with Doobie Brothers
Saturday, October 6

Special 2-day General Admission ticket on sale now

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TICKETS ON SALE NOW FOR:
CHARITY AUCTION DINNER – FRIDAY, October 5
(With the Top Chefs of Sonoma Valley)
VIP TICKETS AND LAWN SEATING –October 6 and 7
CELEBRITY GOLF CLASSIC – MONDAY, October 8

MUSIC ACTS FOR SATURDAY AND SUNDAY
Include the Doobie Brothers, Buddy Guy, Kenny Loggins
and others

Visit www.brcohn.com for details and tickets

(Glen Ellen, CA. August 23, 2012) – Vintner, philanthropist, and music artist manager Bruce Cohn is very pleased to announce that tickets are on sale NOW for the 26th Annual B.R. Cohn Charity Events Fall Music Festival, Gala Charity Auction Dinner, and the Celebrity Golf Classic. Go to www.brcohn.com for tickets and information. Concert dates are Saturday October 6 and Sunday October 7 at the B.R. Cohn Winery Amphitheatre. Parking is off-site at the Sonoma Developmental Center and gates open at 10:30AM.

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Press Release: Doobie Brothers InTheStudio

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Doobie Brothers Rockin’ Down The Highway And ‘InTheStudio’
For The 40th Anniversary Of Toulouse Street

Interviews with Tom Johnston, Pat Simmons and John Hartman

Dallas, TX – JUNE 26, 2012. North American syndicated Rock radio show InTheStudio: The Stories Behind History’s Greatest Rock Bands heads to New Orleans’ French Quarter via San Jose, California to hear the story behind The Doobie Brothers’ sophomore release Toulouse Street on its 40th anniversary. The original songs on Toulouse Street were a musical gumbo consisting of a balanced blend of distinctly American styles including country blues, Stax soul, acoustic folk, and chugging rock and roll, while the choices of outside material to cover on Toulouse Street were a colorful mosaic running the gamut from Sonny Boy Williamson to Seals and Crofts. Growing up in Visalia in Central California before attending college in San Jose, Doobie Brothers singer/songwriter/guitarist Tom Johnston points out that the album is named after an actual thoroughfare in New Orleans’ French Quarter, literally 2000 miles and culturally a world away from Northern California. Yet Johnston, singer/songwriter/guitarist Pat Simmons, and tandem drummer John Hartman, do not deny that the Doobies incorporated many aspects of the imagery and instrumentation of the Deep South. InTheStudio host Redbeard learns why firsthand from Tom Johnston.

“The South is real colorful, it’s easy to write songs about the South. There’s always something you could latch on to…Plus my people come from there, Missouri, which back then was considered the South.”

The Doobie Brothers/ InTheStudio program will air on radio this weekend on over 50 radio stations across North America.

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Michael Hossack Honored on Rock Center with Brian Williams

On NBC’s Rock Center with Brian Williams, Brian belatedly honored late Doobie Brothers drummer Michael Hossack. The show aired Wednesday at 10pm/9c on NBC.

Doobie Brothers Longtime Drummer Mike Hossack Passes Away After Battle With Cancer

Michael HossackMarch 13,2012—Sonoma CA—Longtime Doobie Brothers drummer Mike Hossack passed away peacefully yesterday March 12 at his home in Dubois, Wyoming after a long battle with cancer he was 65.  Doobie Brothers manager Bruce Cohn made the announcement. [PHOTOS]

“Mike was a one-of-a kind guy and a long-time member of the Doobie Brothers,” remembers Cohn. “He was a fighter and fought the big battle with cancer and he was a close personal friend of mine and I speak for Mike’s family and the entire band when I say he will be greatly missed.”

The Doobie Brothers Tom Johnston remembered Hossack, “Mike has always been a part of my musical life and the life of the Doobie Brothers; from our earliest singles, like China Grove and Blackwater to our most recent single Brighter Day.   He was an incredible musician, a studio quality drummer.  The last few years, he was brave and determined to keep on playing in the face of ill health, and I will always admire him for that.  He was a terrific dad and family man, and we will all miss him.”

The Doobie’s Pat Simmons, who was a close friend of Hossack’s, said, “When my kids were little, they used to call him Big Mike, because to them he was such a big guy.  But to me and those who knew him, he had an even a bigger heart.  We were friends for 43 years and we shared some wonderful adventures together, times I will never forget.  Thanks for all those wonderful memories Mike, and all the great music. We love you.” Read more

Michael Hossack 1946-2012

Michael HossackWe’re posting this to confirm the sad news that’s been circulating very quickly.

Doobie Brothers drummer Michael Hossack passed away yesterday in Dubois, Wyoming, at the age of 65. His family was by his side. Our thoughts and condolences go out to his family and loved ones. We will miss him greatly.

Statements from the band and management:

“Mike was a one-of-a kind guy and a long-time member of the Doobie Brothers. He was a fighter and fought the big battle with cancer and he was a close personal friend of mine and I speak for Mike’s family and the entire band when I say he will be greatly missed.”
-Bruce Cohn (Manager)

“Mike has always been a part of my musical life and the life of the Doobie Brothers; from our earliest singles, like ‘China Grove’ and ‘Blackwater’ to our most recent single ‘Brighter Day. He was an incredible musician, a studio quality drummer. The last few years, he was brave and determined to keep on playing in the face of ill health, and I will always admire him for that. He was a terrific dad and family man, and we will all miss him.”
-Tom Johnston (Vocals/Guitars)

“When my kids were little, they used to call him ‘Big Mike,’ because to them he was such a big guy.  But to me and those who knew him, he had an even a bigger heart.  We were friends for 43 years and we shared some wonderful adventures together, times I will never forget. Thanks for all those wonderful memories Mike, and all the great music. We love you.”
-Patrick Simmons (Vocals/Guitars)

“The Captain and Me” – John McFee at Comic Con

McFee, Lee, Evans

John McFee, Stan Lee, and Chris Evans

The Doobie Brothers’ own John McFee made a special appearance at the recent Comic Con 2011 event, appearing at the Captain America Military Salute at the LMT Music Lodge in San Diego.

This was a unique event, featuring, among other things, appearances by the legendary “Mr. Marvel Comics” Stan Lee, “Captain AmericaChris Evans, a performance by the Army Band, as well as Navy SEAL Foundation presentations and even a magnificent live Bald Eagle named Mr. Lincoln, courtesy of the American Eagle Foundation.

John made a brief speech acknowledging the Doobie Brothers’ long term and ongoing commitment to supporting the men and women of the U.S. military, and then provided the event finale with a performance of a composition of his specially written for the occasion entitled “Age of Innocence”. He says, “I was grateful for the opportunity to be part of this event, and to have a chance to mention the role that our late drummer, Keith Knudsen, played in getting the Doobies back together all those years ago for a truly worthy cause. Keith was inspired by Shad Meshad’s (founder of the National Veterans Foundation) work, and from my perspective our efforts with benefit concerts, charity auctions, and appearances to help our service people really amount to the least we can do.”

John McFee and Stan LeeMcFee was “overwhelmed” by the occasion and opportunity to be involved, and particularly at getting the chance to meet and speak with members from all branches of the military, posing for photos and exchanging stories. Plus he got to meet one of his heroes from a different front, Stan Lee (McFee is a genuine comic book fan), and movie hero Chris Evans, aka the Human Torch from the Fantastic Four movies and currently in a theater near you as Captain America: The First Avenger – check out the photos, and you’ll see a truly stoked John McFee getting his very rare copy of Stan Lee’s 1947 Secrets Behind The Comics autographed…

Listen to The Doobie Brothers’ “Live At The Greek Theatre 1982″

The Doobie Brothers Live At The Greek Theatre 1982AOL Music is hosting an online listening party for The Doobie Brothers‘ newly released Live At The Greek Theatre 1982. Listen to it in its entirety here.

Press Release

EAGLE TO RELEASE THE DOOBIE BROTHERS LIVE AT THE GREEK THEATRE 1982 ON CD & DVD JUNE 28

New York, NY (June 8, 2011)—On June 28, The Doobie Brothers Live At The Greek Theatre 1982 will be released on CD and DVD through Eagle Rock Entertainment. [MSRP $14.98 for DVD, $13.98 for CD].

The rafters of Berkeley, California’s famed Greek Theater shook with rock’n’roll fervor as the final date of the final tour of hometown heroes The Doobie Brothers brought many in the crowd that night to tears. Billed as their “Farewell Tour,” the band, guitarist/vocalist Pat Simmons, keyboardist/vocalist Michael McDonald, drummer Keith Knudsen, guitarist/violinist/harmonica player John McFee, saxophonist/keyboardist/flautist Cornelius Bumpus, drummer/percussionist Chet McCracken, bassist Willie Weeks, and conga player Bob LaKind, pulled out all the stops on a set that revisited their every era.

This incredible night included the surprise return of band co-founder Tom Johnston for the final two numbers. On their biggest hit, “Listen To The Music,” original member John Hartman also joined the band as did former members Tiran Porter and Michael Hossack. It would prove to be the last onstage Doobie Brothers music for five years.

The two-hour 21-track DVD includes five bonus songs cut from the original film of the event:  “Little Darlin’ (I Need You),” “One Step Closer,” “Dependin’ On You,” “Real Love” and “”No Stoppin’ Us Now” as well as interviews with the band and its manager.

Since their self-titled debut in 1971, The Doobie Brothers have released thirteen studio albums, as well as several live albums and “Best Of” compilations. Live At The Greek Theatre 1982 is a welcome addition to their stunning musical repertoire, that captures an unforgettable celebration of their career.

Eagle Rock Entertainment is an international media production and distribution company operating across audiovisual entertainment programming. Eagle Rock Entertainment works directly alongside talent to produce the highest quality programming output covering film, general entertainment and musical performance. Eagle Rock Entertainment has offices based in London, New York, Los Angeles, Toronto, Hamburg, & Paris.

Track Listings

DVD

  1. Listen To The Music
  2. Sweet Maxine
  3. Rockin’ Down the Highway
  4. You Belong To Me
  5. Take Me In Your Arms (Rock Me)
  6. Long Train Runnin’
  7. Black Water
  8. Minute By Minute
  9. Slat Key Soquel Rag
  10. I Keep Forgettin’
  11. Out On the Streets
  12. What a Fool Believes
  13. Jesus Is Just Alright
  14. Takin’ It To the Streets
  15. China Grove
  16. Listen To The Music

CD

  1. Listen To The Music
  2. Sweet Maxine
  3. Rockin’ Down the Highway
  4. You Belong To Me
  5. Take Me In Your Arms (Rock Me)
  6. Long Train Runnin’
  7. Black Water
  8. Minute By Minute
  9. Slat Key Soquel Rag
  10. Out On the Streets
  11. What A Fool Believes
  12. Jesus Is Just Alright
  13. Takin’ It To the Streets
  14. China Grove
  15. Listen To the Music

Bonus Tracks -

  1. Little Darling (I Need You)
  2. One Step Closer
  3. Dependin’ On You
  4. Real Love