“Som do Sol” – Banda do Sol
Smooth progressive rock from a Brazilian band that goes back 27 years, as they announce their new album Tempo. Careful listeners who are fans of the genre may pick up the distinctive mixing style of Billy Sherwood.
“Stand By Me” – Andy Madadian, Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora & Friends
Producer Don Was and singers Andy Madadian (an Iranian exile) and Jon Bon Jovi recorded this duet of the Ben E. King song “Stand By Me” June 24 as a symbol of worldwide solidarity for the Iranian people, currently protesting a rigged presidential election. The first verse is in Farsi (only natural for Madadian, but a first for Bon Jovi).