Co-penned by Paul Shaffer and Paul Jabara in 1979 and originally intended for Donna Summer, It's Raining Men became a massive hit for The Weather Girls in 1982, reaching No. 1 on Billboard’s Dance Club Songs chart and all these years later earns Shaffer recognition and an induction to the CHSF. With video,
Joshua Hopkins (pictured) pays tribute to a slain sister, a profile of new Hall of Famer Paul Shaffer, and more on Merck Mercuriadis. Others in the headlines include Dan Hill, Autogramm, Bruce Springsteen, Spotify, CDs, Buddy Holly Hall, Ultra Music Festival, star makeovers, The Band, Brian Cadd, and Lawrence Ferlinghetti.
Fleetwood Mac's new guitar team at work, Jessica Mitchell opens up, and a ranking of all the artists in the Rock Hall of Fame. Also in the headlines are Feist, R Kelly, Grimes, Jay-Z, Ticketmaster, CMW, Paul Shaffer, Guns N' Roses, Paul Simon, music downloads, and the Canadian Opera Company.
Paul Shaffer returns to host the Live Music Industry Awards at CMW, and CIMA will showcase at New Skool Rules. Those also in today's news include Mark Sakamoto, Paul Simon, Dan Davidson, Northern Beat, Peter Kater, The National, Hagersville Rocks, Robi Botos and Michael Wrycraft.