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Kelly Lang and her song for Barry Gibb the one standing in the rain

The final song from her album Obsession to hit our list and earn a nomination for the Spirit Awards is “Last One Standing In The Rain.”  When you first listen to this song, you may think that it is a song about a bad break-up or the loss of a loved one.  However, Kelly assures us that it is a song about her friend Barry Gibb and being the last of the Bee Gees left standing on stage.


   “I wrote that song about Barry Gibb.  I was walking around my pool one day and I had back surgery and I was really down, really blue.  I was thinking about him—he had just lost his last brother and he was telling me how sad he was.  It’s so weird for him going on stage being the last man, the last man standing. He was so sad, so depressed about it.” solemnly shares Kelly. “I was able to travel with him to Australia to see where his brothers and him grew up, played on the golden shore together, dreamt together, they sang together… he can hear his brothers still in his ears when he is on stage. So that son…

Nick Lowe Covers Bee Gees-Penned Dionne Warwick Track 'Heartbreaker': Premiere

With his own sense of sophisticated pop craft, it's no surprise Nick Lowe might be something of a Bee Gees or Dionne Warwick fan. Those both translate into his version of Warwick's 1982 Bee Gees-written (and produced) hit "Heartbreaker," which is part of the new Tokyo Bay/Crying Inside EP with Los Straitjackets that Lowe releases June 15 via Yep Roc Records.
Lowe tells Billboard the easygoing, laid-back version of the song is "a soundcheck tune...something we might play before the show. I always thought it was a really, really great song, and like a lot of Bee Gees songs it really has got sort of hidden depth. I'm a great fan of the Bee Gees; You don't necessarily know what they're singing about a lot of the time, but they just make this fantastic sound and a lot of their songs are really soulful when you strip them all back. And that song 'Heartbreaker' I always thought was a really soulful song.
"I just started doing it in the soundcheck…

BEE GEES ABOUT ONE FOR ALL TOUR AND DEATH OF ANDY 1989

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Barry Gibb reveals his long-lost Grease demo for film's 40th anniversary

Writing a hit song can take weeks, months, even years. But sometimes, it turns out, it’s possible to crank ‘em out in a couple of hours. Which is exactly what happened when Barry Gibb was asked to write the title track for 1978’s original high-school musical, Grease.
On the eve of a new 40th anniversary edition of the film on 4k Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD, and digital, which is stuffed with more extras than the background of a Rydell High song-and-dance number, we not only spoke to Gibb about recording his still-infectious hit single “Grease” (sung by Frankie Valli in the film), but also landed an exclusive listen to the eldest Bee Gee’s long-lost demo tape of the song. You can listen to it on:

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When we spoke with the 71-year-old Gibb, he was at a disadvantage. He still hadn’t heard the demo in the four decades since he recorded it. But his memory of how the song came about was so clear, he didn’t have to. “I rem…

Hear Kacey Musgraves' Bee Gees-Inspired New Song, 'High Horse'

Kacey Musgraves  will release her fourth studio album, Golden Hour, on March 30, and she's giving fans another early listen with a new song called "High Horse." This funky jam is a departure from the traditional sound most country fans expect from the singer, featuring infectious beats that bring the Bee Gees to mine. Zane Lowe of Beats 1 on Apple Music spoke with the singer about the fun jam, which Musgraves admits "was a freaking blast" to write and record. "I had this title for a while," she says. "We all know that character that is just a little high of themselves. They're just a little bit arrogant. I had this title sitting around for a long time and I have my own ideas about who it's about. Everyone has that character in their life and then I got to write it and oh my gosh, it is the most fun ever."
Musgraves says she was "on a huge Bee Gees kick" when she was making the album and she was intrigued by the idea of a world…

New Compilation Pop Career Of Andy Gibb

The spectacularly successful career of the late Andy Gibb is commemorated on the new CD and digital collection The Very Best Of Andy Gibb, to be released on 13 April by Capitol/UMe. From 9 March, pre-orders of the digital album will include instant download and streaming access to his duet version of Gerry Goffin and Carole King’s ‘Will You Love Me Tomorrow,’ with seasoned soul songstress P.P. Arnold.
The 15-track collection includes all three of his US No. 1 singles, ‘I Just Want To Be Your Everything,’ ‘Shadow Dancing’ and ‘(Love Is) Thicker Than Water.’ All three of those chart-toppers were achieved during a tumultuous 11-month period in 1977 and ’78, in which he was part of the unprecedented adulation afforded Gibb and his Bee Gee brothers Barry, Maurice and Robin.
The three further US top ten hits that followed that sequence, ‘An Everlasting Love,’ ‘(Our Love) Don’t Throw It All Away’ and ‘Desire,’ which featured the Bee Gees, are also on the compilation. It also features Andy’s ne…