Thursday, September 30, 2021

Sights and Sounds: The Rolling Stones, AC/DC, Erasure, SUSTO, Lilly Hiatt

All kinds of big news to share today...Robert Kinsler

The Rolling Stones’ previously unheard track "Troubles A' Comin"





September 30, 2021


The Rolling Stones today release the previously unheard track “Troubles A’ Comin” via Polydor/Interscope/UMe. The never-before-released song is set to feature on the upcoming, newly remastered 40th anniversary editions of chart-topping, multi-platinum 1981 album Tattoo You. “Troubles A’ Comin” is out today, September 30, listen here and watch the lyric video here.


Originally recorded by the Stones in Paris in 1979 and now released for the very first time, “Troubles A’ Comin” is an infectious and multi-faceted cover of the Chi-Lites original. The guitar-driven track is a true gem for fans around the world, giving an irresistible taste of the nine newly completed songs and rarities featured on Tattoo You’s unmissable Lost & Found disc. 


Anticipation for the new editions of Tattoo You will be high among Stones devotees and new admirers alike, as the rock’n’roll legends have returned to the road for the critically acclaimed US ‘No Filter’ tour, which kicked off in St. Louis last Sunday, September 26. It follows the huge success of the 2020 reissue of the Stones’ 1973 landmark Goats Head Soup, which took the album back to No.1 in the UK.


The newly remastered Tattoo You (40th Anniversary) will feature the original 11-track album, including such enduring favourites as “Hang Fire”, “Waiting On A Friend” and of course the opening track that has been a band signature ever since, “Start Me Up”. “Troubles A’ Comin”, released September 30, will be included on the box set and deluxe CD and vinyl editions of the forthcoming multi-format release. Tattoo You, restored to its full glory and more, will be released by Polydor/Interscope/UMe on October 22. Pre-order Tattoo You (40th Anniversary) here.







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Today, AC/DC have shared their brand new video for “Through The Mists Of Time” – WATCH HERE
The video is a rock and roll museum tour through an exhibition of the band’s incredible history. Based on a concept by Angus Young, Director Najeeb Tarazi and creative director Josh Cheuse used footage shot by Clemens Habicht of each of the 5 band members in 5 separate shoots around the world. They then enlisted Mathematic, a Paris based visual effects studio, to combine all the elements so the band could take the stage together to perform the fan favorite from POWER UP, almost one year to the day that the highly-anticipated album was announced.
Ending last year with their seventeenth full-length album POWER UP, the album saw the band reuniting with producer Brendan O’Brien who helmed Black Ice in 2008 and Rock Or Bust in 2014. Charged up for the next decade, AC/DC cut twelve new tracks for the album, proudly maintaining their signature sound and all of its powerful hallmarks. POWER UP is available now HERE.
AC/DC are one of the most influential rock bands in history with over 200 million albums sold worldwide and 71 million albums sold in the U.S. alone. The double-diamond Back in Black stands out as “bestselling album by any band ever” and “third bestselling album by any artist” with global sales of 50 million and counting. They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame® in 2003. The band also garnered their first GRAMMY® Award in the category of “Best Hard Rock Performance” for “War Machine” during 2010. They continue to sell out stadiums on multiple continents, sell millions of albums annually, and generate streams in the billions. AC/DC returned with POWER UP in 2020.

credit: Phil Sharp
Praise for The Neon:
“…defiantly joyous…” – THE NEW YORKER
“…what the world needs right now…euphoric…” – NEWSWEEK
“…[an] appropriately neon-streaked synth confection…classic Erasure…” – STEREOGUM
“...a new album as vibrant as any from the past three and a half decades...something special.”  – POPMATTERS
“…a rebirth…” – FLOOD
ERASURE (Andy Bell and Vince Clarke) today announce details of a surprise EP celebrating the first night of their UK tour. Out on CD, limited edition purple cassette, and digital platforms tomorrow, Ne:EP is a five-track companion piece to their latest album, The Neon, with four new tracks sitting alongside “Secrets,” which originally appeared on The Neon Remixed.
Watch a teaser for Ne:EP here.
Pre-order Ne:EP here.
The UK tour kicks off in Glasgow before a series of dates that includes a long awaited show at The O2 in London on October 17 with additional special guest Blancmange.
Erasure’s North American tour launches January 14 in Miami before wrapping up in late February at The Venetian in Las Vegas. Bag Raiders will open each date with a DJ set. See the touring itinerary below and visit Erasure’s website for further details.
The duo recently released their eighteenth studio album, The Neon, which went into the UK Official Albums Chart at #4, their highest chart position since I Say I Say I Say, which in turn gets a deluxe 2CD expanded hardback book release on November 5.


Erasure The Neon Tour 2021-2022
October 1 – Glasgow, Scotland – Armadillo * SOLD OUT
October 2 – Glasgow, Scotland – Armadillo * SOLD OUT
October 4 – Glasgow, Scotland – Armadillo * NEW DATE
October 6 – Edinburgh, Scotland – Usher Hall * SOLD OUT
October 7 – Edinburgh, Scotland – Usher Hall * SOLD OUT
October 9 – Manchester, England – O2 Apollo * SOLD OUT
October 10 – Manchester, England – O2 Apollo * SOLD OUT
October 12 – Cardiff, Wales – Motorpoint Arena *
October 14 – Bournemouth, England – International Centre *
October 16 – Birmingham, England – Utilita Arena * SOLD OUT
October 17 – London, England – The O2 * ^
October 18 – Brighton, England – Centre
January 14 – Miami Beach, FL – The Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater
January 15 – Orlando, FL – Dr. Phillips Performing Arts Center
January 16 – St. Petersburg, FL – The Mahaffey Theater
January 18 – Durham, NC – DPAC - Durham Performing Arts Center
January 20 – New York, NY – Radio City Music Hall
January 21 – New York, NY – Radio City Music Hall NEW DATE
January 25 – Toronto, ON – Meridian Hall
January 27 – Pittsburgh, PA – The Byham Theater
January 28 – Chicago, IL – Credit Union 1 Arena at UIC
January 29 – Cincinnati, OH – The Andrew J Brady ICON Music Center
February 1 – Asbury Park, NJ – Paramount Theatre
February 3 – Washington, DC – The Anthem
February 4 – Atlantic City, NJ – Caesars
February 5 – Boston, MA – Orpheum Theatre presented by Citizens Bank
February 8 – Atlanta, GA – Symphony Hall
February 11 – Houston, TX – TBA (venue & on sale to be announced)
February 12 – Irving, TX – The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
February 13 – Austin, TX – ACL Live at the Moody Theater
February 15 – Kansas City, MO – Uptown Theater
February 18 – Denver, CO – Bellco Theatre
February 19 – Salt Lake City, UT – Maverik Center
February 22 – Seattle, WA – Moore Theater NEW DATE
February 23 – Portland, OR – Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
February 25 – San Francisco, CA – Chase Center
February 26 – Los Angeles, CA – Performance Venue @ Hollywood Park
February 27 – Las Vegas, NV – Venetian Theatre
May 11 – Dublin, Ireland – 3Arena
May 13 – Frankfurt, Germany – Jahrhunderthalle 
May 14 – Cologne, Germany – Palladium 
May 16 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Royal Arena
May 17 – Hamburg, Germany – Barclaycard Arena
May 19 – Leipzig, Germany – Immobilien Arena
May 20 – Berlin, Germany – Max-Velodrom
* with Wayne G
^ with Blancmange
~ All North American dates supported by Bag Raiders (DJ set)

SUSTO Photo by Sully Sullivan 
SUSTO will return with Time in the Sun on October 29, 2021 via New West Records. The 11-song set was produced and engineered by Wolfgang Zimmerman (Band of Horses) in the band’s hometown of Charleston, South Carolina. Time in the Sun follows their critically acclaimed 2019 studio album Ever Since I Lost My Mind which Paste raved was “a resounding triumph.” The joy of birth, the closure of death, the warmth of true friendship, and the future rotate on the axis of the band’s New West Records debut. Frontman Justin Osborne distills this ebb and flow into songs underpinned by lyrical eloquence, unpredictable dynamics, and a thoroughly alive rock and roll spirit. 
Prior to entering the studio, Osborne became a father and midway through recording, lost his own father to cancer. Osborne says, “Because I had begun writing when I found out I was going to be a dad, these events were the biggest inspirations for the record. It felt like I was in between the beginning and end of life. Up until my own father passed away, I felt like it was an album about new life and becoming a parent. His passing shifted the narrative towards the cyclical nature of life, death, and new births.”
Today, Under the Radar premiered the album highlight “Life Is Suffering,” saying “Despite the bleak title, ‘Life is Suffering’ is a thoroughly bright and breezy track. Twangy Americana instrumentation mixes with washes of psychedelic melodies, imitating the sunburnt Southern locales where Osborne came of age.” Hear “Life is Suffering” HERE
SPIN previously shared the video for the first single “Get Down,” which was co-directed by Meg Ha & Gillian Skipper and written by Justin’s brother Joe Osborne. Brooklyn Vegan also previously shared the album highlight “Summertime” as well.
Since 2013, Justin Osborne has quietly prepared to make such a statement as Time in the Sun. He began penning songs as a teenager in South Carolina and after a hiatus from music, relocated to Havana, Cuba. While there, he befriended local musicians who encouraged him to focus on writing songs again. The band’s name SUSTO is derived from a Latin American term that can be roughly translated as “panic attack.” Osborne says, “That deep fright was something that I was experiencing, and songwriting felt like it was helping me cure it.”
SUSTO has become a live favorite through constant headline touring, support dates with The Lumineers, Band of Horses, The Head and the Heart, as well as festival appearances at Austin City Limits, Hangout Fest, Stagecoach, Hopscotch, Pickathon, AmericanaFest and more. SUSTO has also launched their initial tour days in support of Time in the Sun and will be in St. Augustine, FL tonight at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre. Please see all dates below. 

SUSTO’s Time in the Sun will be available across digital platforms, compact disc, and standard black vinyl. A limited Translucent Orange color vinyl edition including an autographed 11x17 poster will be available at Independent Retailers, while a limited Deep Purple color vinyl edition featuring an autographed cover is available NOW for pre-order via New West Records
SUSTO Time in the Sun Track Listing: 
1. Time, Love & Fun
2. Get Down
3. Summertime
4. God of Death
5. Be Gone from Me
6. Good Right Now
7. Life Is Suffering
8. Resolve It
9. Mother of the World
10. Double Rainbow
11. All Around the World
SUSTO on Tour: 

September 30 — St. Augustine, FL — St. Augustine Amphitheatre
October 1 — St. Petersburg, FL — Jannus Live
October 8 - Alpharetta, GA - Wire and Wood Festival 
October 16 - Greenwood, SC - Uptown Market 
October 30 - Maquoketa, IA - Codfish Hollow 
October 31 —  Evanston, IL — SPACE
November 2    — Indianapolis, IN — The Hifi
November 3 - Louisville, KY - Zanzabar 
November 4    — Nashville, TN — The Basement East
November 19 — Asheville, NC — Grey Eagle Tavern & Music Hall
November 20 — Charlotte, NC — Neighborhood Theatre
December 4 — Key West, FL — Coast is Clear Music & Arts Festival
December 16 - Mobile, AL - Callaghan Irish Social Club 
December 17—  Birmingham, AL — Saturn
December 18 — Atlanta, GA — Terminal West

Lilly Hiatt Photo by Dylan Reyes 
Lilly Hiatt will return with Lately on October 15th via New West Records. The 10-song set was co-produced by Lilly and her drummer Kate Haldrup at Death Ladder in East Nashville, TN. In celebration of “Cassette Week,” the cassette version of the album will be released a week early on Friday, October 8th. Lately is the follow up to Hiatt’s critically acclaimed Walking Proof, which was among the first records released to feel the full wrath of the soon-to-be raging pandemic that would bring the world to its knees. Despite the timing of its release, the long player was named a “Best Album of the Year” by Rolling StoneNo DepressionMagnet MagazineSlant Magazine and more. NPR Music called Lilly “ of the great 21st Century Southern Rockers,” saying, “...she’s a striving, self-made heroine of country-accented indie rock” while Rolling Stone said “Hiatt proves herself to be Nashville’s indie-rocker-to-watch on this collection of Big Star-worthy jangle anthems and introspective psych-folk.” Rolling Stone Country called the album “...exhilarating…” saying, “At once electrifying and dreamy, the follow-up to Hiatt’s breakout Trinity Lane cements her as a vital voice.” Pitchfork said, “...Walking Proof winds through moments of incandescent joy, gentleness, cathartic noise, and even unease...It’s as if Hiatt has emerged from a dark, uncertain period as a stronger, bolder artist, winding up with an album that encompasses a full spectrum of feeling as it rocks with abandon” while Paste Magazine said in their 8 out of 10 star review, “This is music to liberate yourself to.” 
As each day passed following the release of Walking Proof, more events were postponed, moved, and ultimately canceled. The sudden stillness forced Lilly to take a long, deep look inside and despite having a new album just released, she went back to doing what she does best: she picked up the guitar and started to write. What could have been devastating ended up being therapeutic, and Lilly learned how to find fulfillment in quieter places versus the adrenalized life she was used to. 
Today, The Boot premiered the video for the album’s title track. Lilly says, "'Lately' is all for you. I'd like to let you in on the strife and hope that came from the last year for me. The song is a dream that can come true, even if that dream changes over time. Dylan Reyes took the dream and turned it into a vivid trip for our video and here it is." See the “Lately” video, directed by Dylan Reyes, HERE.
SPIN previously shared the video for the album highlight “Been,” alongside a feature with Lilly about Lately’s creation. The video was created by Lilly and is composed of vintage super 8 footage filmed by her mother and recently found in the Hiatt Family storage unit. 
Lilly says, “Last year was tough. That’s an understatement for certain. Tears were shed, lives were lost, and lonely was a way of life. I have always felt lonely, but never gone to the depths of solitude that I had in 2020. The irony of that is, I was not alone at all in that space. Everyone had lost something, and we all were trying to rebuild our lives as we knew them. As a means of keeping sane, I started to write songs. Some of them sucked. I kept doing it though, because I had nothing else to fill my cup.”  She continues, “Depression was a big part of fall and winter. I forgot how down I could feel. But I also felt hope in that light that came from a memory of a past adventure or a stranger’s smile while walking down the street. Little things lifted my spirits. I missed my friends. I missed my family. I was devastated by the grief our country was facing, as well as the world. I felt unified in knowing that I was not on my own in that mentality. Many were questioning a lot of what was happening and though ideologies and understandings were fractured and opposing, most people I know craved to be together again. I realized that my heart was full of everything I loved and that would carry me forward for the time being. Eventually we would all get back to one another.” 
And get back together we have begun to do. Following an appearance on Mountain Stage this weekend on October 3rd, Lilly will launch a North American tour with Lydia Loveless on October 20th in Houston, TX. The tour will keep the duo on the road throughout most of November and will feature stops at the Continental Club in Austin, The Chapel in San Francisco, a two night stand at the Tractor Tavern in Seattle, and more. Additional 2021 headline dates in support of Lately have also been announced as well. Please see all dates below. 
By opening up about her fears and anxiety and having taken a big step back, Lilly Hiatt learned more about herself than she could have ever realized. Which is what great songwriters do. 
Lilly Hiatt’s Lately will be available across digital platforms and on cassette. Lately is available for pre-order NOW via New West Records
Lilly Hiatt Lately Track Listing: 
1. Simple 
2. Been 
3. Lately 
4. Stop
5. Peach 
6. Ride 
7. Face 
8. Better 
9. Gem 
10. The Last Tear 
Lilly Hiatt On Tour: 
October 3, 2021 - Charleston, WV - Culture Center Theater (Mountain Stage) 
October 20, 2021 - Houston, TX - The Heights Theater *
October 21, 2021 - San Antonio, TX - Paper Tiger *
October 23, 2021 - Austin, TX - Continental Club *
October 24, 2021 - Dallas, TX - The Kessler Theater *
October 26, 2021 - Tucson, AZ - Club Congress *
October 27, 2021 - Solana Beach, CA - Belly Up Tavern *
October 28, 2021 - Los Angeles, CA - Lodge Room *
October 29, 2021 - San Francisco, CA - The Chapel *
October 30, 2021 - Sacramento, CA - Goldfield Trading Post *
November 3, 2021 - Bend, OR - Tower Theatre *
November 4, 2021 - Portland, OR - Doug Fir Lounge *
November 5, 2021 - Seattle, WA - Tractor Tavern *
November 6, 2021 - Seattle, WA - Tractor Tavern *
November 8, 2021 - Boise, ID - The Olympic *
November 10, 2021 - Denver, CO - Globe Hall *
November 11, 2021 - Denver, CO Globe Hall *
November 13, 2021 - St. Louis, MO - Off Broadway *
November 14, 2021 - Nashville, TN - 3rd & Lindsley *
December 10, 2021 - Bristol, VA - The Cameo Theater 
February 10, 2022 - Atlanta, GA - Vinyl 
February 11, 2022 - Charlotte, NC - Free Range Brewery 
February 12, 2022 - Raleigh, NC - The Pour House Raleigh 
February 14, 2022 - Washington, DC - Union Stage 
February 15, 2022 - Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brenda’s 
February 17, 2022 - New York, NY - Mercury Lounge 
February 18, 2022 - Hamden, CT - Space Ballroom 
February 19, 2022 - Cambridge, MA - The Middle East Upstairs 
February 20, 2022 - Northampton, MA - Parlor Room @ Signature Sounds 
February 22, 2022 - Cleveland, OH - Beachland Tavern 
February 23, 2022 - Columbus, OH - Rumba Cafe 
February 24, 2022 - Indianapolis, IN - The Hi-Fi 
February 25, 2022 - Newport, KY - The Southgate House Revival (Revival Room) 
February 26, 2022 - Chicago, IL - Schubas Tavern
* With Lydia Loveless 

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

John Mellencamp and Bruce Springsteen duet for the first time on "Wasted Days"

Amazing to think that only now that two of the most acclaimed rockers of the last 50 years are finally teaming up to record a track together!

Photo Credit: Taryn Weitzman

NEW YORK, NY (September 29, 2021) — John Mellencamp and Bruce Springsteen come together for the first time with the new single, “Wasted Days.” The duet is unveiled alongside an official music video directed and produced by filmmaker and frequent Springsteen collaborator Thom Zimny. Mellencamp and Springsteen filmed the video together in New Jersey this September.

Listen to the track 
HERE and watch the video HERE. Additional information is available at the revamped

“Wasted Days” is the first single off of Mellencamp’s forthcoming album slated for release in 2022.  

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Ringo Starr puts kids at the center of his new music video by collaborating with Kids In The Spotlight

Watch Ringo Starr's inspiring new video that premieres today...Robert Kinsler

See Video Here

Photo credit: Scott Robert Ritchie

Tuesday, September 28, 2021 -- Today Ringo Starr released his new video “Let’s Change The World,” the lead single off his current EP Change The World.  The song and video deliver a welcome dose of hope and Starr’s trademark optimism. The song was written by Joseph Williams and Steve Lukather, both of whom also played on the track, with backing vocals by Amy Keys, Zelma Davis, Billy Valentine and Darryl Phinnessee.
Lukather also appears in the video, which was created in collaboration with Kids In The Spotlight, a nonprofit that provides a platform for foster care youth to tell their stories through film. These underserved youth write, cast, and star in their own short films, and the experiences help them to heal and grow, as well as to prepare and lay the groundwork for future employment opportunities.
“Let’s Change The World! I wanted to make this video with kids because they are our future and this is for them. They deserve clean water and fresh air. I believe we should leave this planet in better shape than we found it for our kids, and right now we are not doing that. Half the world is on fire and the other half is under water. We have got to change, and I believe we can. Peace and love, Ringo.” 
KITS was the perfect organization to partner with to fulfill Ringo’s vision for the video. The kids were involved in the entire process, including a zoom meeting with Ringo where they discussed the concept and shared some of their ideas, such as using a huge screen displaying images, fire-fighters putting out fires, smoke machines, and showing how this video could become an anthem of acceptance and fighting the effects of global warming. On the shoot days, which took place in Los Angeles on location by Starr’s Peace Sculpture in Beverly Hills Park, and at the Standard Vision Studios in Glendale,  they were able to shadow and assist in all areas including directing, lighting, choreography and photography. 
“The collaborative effort between Kids In The Spotlight and Ringo Starr to create the music video for “Let’s Change The World,” is a perfect example of the opportunities our organization strives to bring youth in foster care year round,” said KITS Executive Director, Tige Charity. “The experience our youth had in bringing Ringo Starr’s positive message to life through film and music is a memory they will have forever.”
Both during pre-production and on the production days, many of the kids contributed ideas for set-ups, wardrobe choices, etc. For instance, Santiago Chavez is a KITS youth and budding director, and shadowed the video’s director David Mahmoudieh on the shoot on the first day. Rodney Jackson-Brown, another KITS foster youth, is an aspiring writer and actor, who helped conceptualize and appeared in the video on both shoot days. (Rodney actually won the KITS National Foster Youth Screenwriting Contest with his script "Bully", which David Mahmoudieh also directed).
"I have been working with the foster youth of Kids In The Spotlight for the past six years now, watching so many of them come of age as actors, writers and future directors,” said director David Mahmoudieh. “KITS provides them with a truly transformative platform, where they can channel their experiences within the foster system and life in general into films that represent their identity. All of these kids have their own stories and KITS nurtures them into storytellers. I am continually blown away by the variety of unique voices in the program, and working with them on the ‘Let's Change The World’ music video demonstrated the kids' ability to apply their skills as storytellers to a whole new platform. One of the KITS affirmations is 'I can do great things, because I was created to do great things.' In Ringo and the positive message of his song, they found the perfect partner to do just that."
“These kids were so great to work with,” added Ringo. “I loved the way they jumped in and I think it turned out great. I want to thank each and every one of them for being so peace and loving and giving their all.”
Here is some more information on the KITS kids who participated and quotes from some of them about their experience:
“This music video is all about changing the world. Ringo is not enough to change the world, we’re not enough to change the world. It’s got to be all of us. You can change the world by doing it your own way. We can help people in need, homeless, people who are sick…. we can be 10 times stronger if we work together. I was so honored to work with KITS and Ringo on his music video, and I hope that everyone who watches it will do their part in changing the world for the better.” - Rodney Jackson-Brown, 23, KITS Program Participant.
“It was surreal having the chance to collaborate with Ringo, and I couldn’t believe that KITS and the director trusted me to help bring this music video to life. This video brings you nothing but joy, it brought me joy! Most of the time I’m sitting around sad, walking through my life sad. I just felt happy when I was there with Ringo and having him play his song with everyone dancing and jumping around.. there was no way that was real! Changing the world means peace, no violence… accepting others. I feel our biggest problem is acceptance. The more accepting you are the more at peace you are.” - Daniel Williams, 21, KITS Program Participant.
“As an aspiring artist, I always remember how KITS helped me believe that I was capable of achieving great things. Collaborating with Ringo Starr, a living legend, was a dream come true and proof that you can speak things into existence.” - Aliah Monae, 23, KITS Program Alumni.
“Giving our current circumstances with life right now, We all just need a good laugh, a good smile. That’s how I think people will feel listening to this.” - Daniel Williams, 21, KITS Program Participant.
“I want people to be nicer to the planet because it matters!” - Billy Jones, 22, KITS Program Participant.
KITS Program Youth that were involved:
Lania Whiteside - Helped conceptualize music video with Ringo via Zoom, also was an extra during production
Aliah Monae- Helped conceptualize music video with Ringo via Zoom
Aisa Johnson - Helped conceptualize music video with Ringo via Zoom
Ezekiel Almonte - Helped conceptualize music video with Ringo via Zoom, also was an extra during production
Santiago Chavez - Helped conceptualize music video with Ringo via Zoom, also was an extra during production
Daniel Williams - Helped conceptualize music video with Ringo via Zoom, also was an extra during production
Tatiahna Bentley - Helped conceptualize music video with Ringo via Zoom, also was an extra during production
Billy Jones - Helped conceptualize music video with Ringo via Zoom, also was an extra during production, and is the kid with the cool dance moves throughout the video (*Note: He's been with the program for a number of years and is currently trying to start a career as a dancer and choreographer. He taught himself to dance and has a great backstory).
Rodney Jackson-Brown - Helped conceptualize music video with Ringo via Zoom, also was an extra during production
Bai-inga Bangura - Helped conceptualize music video with Ringo via Zoom, also was an extra during production
Non-KITS Youth that were involved:
KITS also cast some younger children to be extras in the film, including: Ebony Jewel Charity, Cari Daniels, Zoe Rawlings, Naviah Hines, and Isaac Grijalva.
In addition, creative students from Hollywood High School and Santa Susana High School were cast to be extras. And the younger kids who comprise the "Beatlettes" (as they were fondly called during the shoot) are not foster kids but are KITS-affiliated.
Change The World is available everywhere digitally and on CD and cassette; the 10” vinyl releases November 19, 2021. The EP contains 4 tracks - “Let’s Change The World,” “Just That Way,” “Coming Undone,”  and “Rock Around The Clock” -- all the songs were recorded at Starr’s Roccabella West studio. Creating songs that span the spectrum of pop, country, reggae and rock and roll and featuring frequent and new collaborators, including Joe Walsh, Linda Perry and Trombone Shorty, Fully Fullwoood and Tony Chin, and many more. For more information on the record and a full list of credits click here:
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About Kids In The Spotlight: 
KITS is a 501(C)3 nonprofit organization with a  mission to help foster youth confront, address, and overcome their psychological, emotional, and developmental trauma through transformative storytelling and  filmmaking. The organization provides foster youth with the skills needed to maintain employment, pursue higher education, and become stable and productive members of society. Donations are welcome to help continue the incredible impact the program offers these amazing youth. To learn more and donate to Kids In The Spotlight, visit or simply text GIVE to 833-514-0427. To buy tickets to the upcoming KITS Awards on November 6, 2021 at the Orpheum Theater, visit