THE MONKEES ANNOUNCE FULL DETAILS ON NEW ALBUM GOOD TIMES!

Submitted by rhino on Tue, 04/19/2016 - 11:58am

First New Album In Nearly 20 Years Including Tracks Written By Rivers Cuomo, Ben Gibbard, Noel Gallagher And Paul Weller, Andy Partridge, And Album Producer Adam Schlesinger

Also Features Previously Unreleased 1960s Recordings Of Songs Written By Neil Diamond, Harry Nilsson, Carol King, And Others That Have Been Revisited And Completed In New Monkees Sessions

Good Times! Has New Release Date Of May 27, Following The Launch Of An Extensive 50th Anniversary Tour With Micky Dolenz And Peter Tork On May 18

THE MONKEES LET THE GOOD TIMES! ROLL WITH NEW ALBUM

Submitted by rhino on Tue, 02/09/2016 - 03:49pm

Who's ready to have some fun with The Monkees as they celebrate their 50th anniversary? With a tour kicking off in May and the group’s first new album in 20 years, GOOD TIMES!, due June 10th, Monkee-mania will be taking 2016 by storm!

GOOD TIMES! features all three surviving band members – Micky Dolenz, Michael Nesmith, and Peter Tork. The unmistakable voice of the late Davy Jones is also included with a vintage vocal featured on one song. To produce the new album, the band found the perfect musical co-conspirator in Grammy® and Emmy®-winning songwriter Adam Schlesinger (Fountains Of Wayne, Ivy). GOOD TIMES! will be available on CD and digitally June 10, with a vinyl version coming out on July 1.

Monkees 50th Anniversary Tour

Submitted by rhino on Fri, 02/05/2016 - 01:02pm

Micky Dolenz and Peter Tork will launch a Monkees 50th Anniversary Tour on May 18. The jaunt boasts nearly 50 North American dates through the end of the year including a homecoming gig at the Pantages Theater in Los Angeles on September 16.

THE MONKEES Tour Dates

Full contents of THE MONKEES - THE COMPLETE SERIES on Blu-ray revealed!

Submitted by rhino on Wed, 01/13/2016 - 10:26am

• All 58 episodes, newly remastered in stunning HD from the original negatives for the very first time, plus the 1969 TV Special "33 1/3 Revolutions Per Monkee"
• Bonus material featuring commentaries from all four Monkees, original Kellogg's Monkees commercials, and more
• The 1968 Monkees film "HEAD" in HD with never-before-seen outtakes
• Unique packaging including a 7" featuring "Star Collector" b/w "Goin' Down" in unique TV mono mixes
• Strictly limited to 10,000 individually numbered sets
• Only available at Monkees.com

The Monkees - The Complete Series On Blu-ray At Last

Submitted by rhino on Tue, 09/08/2015 - 09:15am

50 years ago today on September 8, 1965, when producers Bob Rafelson and Bert Schneider placed a classified ad in The Hollywood Reporter seeking “4 insane boys,” they had no idea that they were about to unleash Monkee-mania! But that’s exactly what happened the following year when the first episode of “The Monkees” debuted on NBC on September 12, 1966.

On the 50th anniversary of that fateful casting call, Rhino is excited to announce the upcoming release of the entire series (58 episodes) in stunning high-definition Blu-ray for the very first time, painstakingly restored from the newly located original film negatives. The 10-disc Blu-ray collection with also include the 1968 cult-classic “HEAD,” along with many never-before-seen outtakes from the film. It’s the beginning of many surprises planned to celebrate The Monkees’ 50th anniversary in 2016.

PSYCHEDELIC BUBBLE GUM: Boyce & Hart, The Monkees, and Turning Mayhem into Miracles by Bobby Hart with Glenn Ballantyne

Submitted by rhino on Tue, 05/12/2015 - 05:54pm

If you’ve ever sung “Hey, Hey, We’re the Monkees”, you’ve got songwriter Bobby Hart to thank. This titan of rock ‘n’ roll shares his intensely personal tale as one of America’s leading hit makers in PSYCHEDELIC BUBBLE GUM: Boyce & Hart, The Monkees, and Turning Mayhem into Miracles, out now.

As half of the fabulously successful team of Boyce & Hart, Bobby helped create the sound of America’s answer to the British invasion, allowing the Monkees to outsell the Beatles and the Rolling Stones combined in 1967. That year, Boyce & Hart embarked on successful careers as recording artists and performers, in their own right. They charted five hit records including the top ten, “I Wonder What She’s Doing Tonight”. But, this wasn’t the beginning or the end of Bobby’s contributions to America’s Top Forty.