Dee Snider, Dream Theater, Taking Back Sunday, Etc. To Be Featured In Long Island Music Hall Of Fame’s New Year’s Eve “Best Of The Awards Galas” TV Special

The Long Island Music Hall Of Fame have announced a special New Year’s Eve “Best Of The Awards Galas” TV special. The show, which will air on December 31 at 9 p.m. EST on News 12 plus (optimum channel 61), Fios (Verizon channel 530), and Facebook Live, will feature various highlights from past induction ceremonies.

Ernie Canadeo, Long Island Music Hall Of Fame chairman, commented:

“We are thrilled to present many highlights from our past induction ceremonies in this 90-minute presentation, presented by Jovia Financial Credit Union, and benefiting the Long Island Music Hall Of Fame’s educational and scholarship programs. It is a testament to Long Island’s diverse musical heritage with appearances and performances by so many world-renowned rock, folk, jazz, blues, hip-hop and classical artists. This New Year’s Eve presentation represents a finale to 2020 and a new beginning to live events in the new year.”

Zebra’s Randy Jackson will host the show and he had the following to say about it:

“I was very surprised and flattered to be asked to host the 2020 LIMHOF ‘Best Of The Award Galas’. The talent highlighted in this show far exceeds any other ‘regional’ Hall Of Fame, in both diversity and worldwide appeal. Back in 2006, I was asked to induct one of my idols, George Gershwin, into the first class of the LIMHOF. It is an honor to be back again to help present this retrospective!”

Here’s the artists that will be featured:

* Johnny Maestro & the Brooklyn Bridge
* Lords of 52nd Street
* Uniondale High School Show Choir
* Joan Jett
* Jen Chapin / DMC
* Chuck D
* LL Cool J
* Kurtis Blow
* Little Anthony & The Imperials
* Debbie Gibson
* Lou Reed
* Ramones/Chris & Tina
* Dee Snider (Twisted Sister)
* David Johansen (New York Dolls)
* Leslie West (Mountain)
* Ritchie Havens
* Billy Joel
* Peter Tork
* Garland Jeffreys
* Eric Bloom/Buck Dharma (Blue Öyster Cult)
* Roger Waters (Pink Floyd)
* Cousin Brucie
* LL Cool J
* Taylor Dayne
* Steven Van Zandt
* Dream Theater
* Lesley Gore / Connie Stevens
* Clive Davis
* Taking Back Sunday
* Good Rats
* Cowsills
* Bowzer and friends

Mountain’s Leslie West Passes Away

Legendary Mountain guitarist Leslie West has sadly passed away at the age of 75. This news comes after West’s brother Larry West Weinstein previously revealed that the musician’s heart had given out and that he was on a ventilator with his wife Jenni by his side. Dean Guitars commented:

“With a heavy heart, we are saddened hear about the passing of #Dean Artist and part of the Dean family, Leslie West. Legendary and one of a kind. Rest In Peace.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Watch Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters) Cover Mountain’s “Mississippi Queen” With Greg Kurstin

Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters) and Greg Kurstin have shared a cover of Mountain’s “Mississippi Queen” as part of their “Hanukkah Sessions.” Grohl commented:

“Talk about making a mountain out of a mohel … named Leslie Weinstein at his bris, the singer of our next band built a wailing wall of guitar as Leslie West. Check out our take on a track from Leslie’s monolithic band, MOUNTAIN.”

Joyous Wolf Premiere New Video For Their Cover Of Mountain’s “Mississippi Queen”

Joyous Wolf have premiered a new video for their cover of Mountain’s “Mississippi Queen,” via Loudwire. The band commented:

“We wanted to pay our respects to a band that inspires us and also bring their music to a newer generation.”

Joyous Wolf Release New Song “Slow Hand” & Cover Of Mountain’s “Mississippi Queen”

Joyous Wolf have released a new song titled “Slow Hand,” along with a cover of Mountain’s “Mississippi Queen.” These are the band’s first tracks since signing to Roadrunner Records.