Category Archives: Knack Updates

Grande Ballroom Book Includes Doug’s Early Career

In October, 2016, Arcadia Publishing and The History Press will release a new book, The Grande Ballroom: Detroit’s Rock ‘N’ Roll Palace, by Leo Early. Mr. Early – who describes himself as a musician, author and preservationist – has called upon all three talents in this loving tribute to the Grande Ballroom, perhaps the definitive […]

Berton’s Musical Makes Chicago Debut

Calling all Chicago Knackers (and any other fans interested in hitting the road to see Berton hit the boards)! It is with tremendous pride we announce the world-premiere production of the pop rock musical Helldrivers of Daytona, with music by our very own Berton Averre! Previews of the musical, which also features lyrics Rob Meurer […]

Doug Fieger’s Music Featured in Chris Wood Retrospective

This June 24th, on what would have been his 72nd birthday, the boutique label Hidden Masters will release Evening Blue, a deluxe, limited edition retrospective of works by the legendary musician and co-founder of Traffic, Chris Wood. Among the tracks on the 4-CD collection of classics and rarities culled from Wood’s estate will be a […]

Everybody Wants Some!!

We are proud to announce that “My Sharona” appears prominently in Richard Linklater’s much anticipated new film Everybody Wants Some!! Described as a follow-up to his classic Dazed and Confused, the movie opened SXSW to stellar reviews and is continuing strong in theaters after its April 1st premiere. (Read the Rolling Stone review here: http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/reviews/everybody-wants-some-20160330 […]

Toppermost of the Poppermost!

Proudly featuring The Knack on its cover and a foreword by Berton Averre, Play On! Power Pop Heroes: Volume Three (Jetfighter/$39.97), the third installment of a five-volume series by best-selling author Ken Sharp, is now available for preorder. While the chapter on The Knack is easily its longest, the 581 page book culls exclusive extended […]

The Knack & Omnivore Get High Praise

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The May 19th reissue of Zoom, with bonus tracks, new artwork and commentary by Berton and Prescott, has been generating some glowing reviews; helpful reminders that The Knack catalog is worth revisiting. You can read some of these reviews by following the links below: http://diffuser.fm/album-review-the-knack-zoom-reissue/ http://backstageauctions.blogspot.com/2015/05/cd-review-knack-zoom.html http://www.nohoartsdistrict.com/entertainment-news/la-music-scene/item/2931-a-knack-for-music-and-self-promotion#.VWXpckZkIo2 http://neufutur.com/2015/05/the-knack-zoom-cd-omnivore-reissue/ http://ink19.com/issues/may2015/musicReviews/knack.html

Save The Date(s)!

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The Knack and Zen Records continue to find a welcome home under the Omnivore Recordings roof.  On May 19th, June 9th and July 14th, respectively, the fine folks at Omnivore will be releasing reissues of Zoom, Normal as the Next Guy, and Live From The Rock ‘n’ Roll Funhouse.  Produced for reissue by music enthusiast extraordinaire — and our truest fan […]

Rolling Stone on Detroit’s Rock Roots

In its photo gallery commemorating “the local legends who defined the sound of the city,” Rolling Stone gets it right when it comes to Detroit’s own Doug Fieger.  Read the full story here.

Spring Cleaning @ Omnivore!

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Omnivore Recordings is changing distributors and will be going worldwide in June.  So, they need to clean out the warehouse.  Lots of incredible deals, including the Havin’ A Rave Up and Rock & Roll Is Good For You CDs for only $5 each, and the clear vinyl version of Rock & Roll Is Good For You for only $9.  If you don’t […]

Doug and Sky Remembered

National Rock Review is a nationwide network of music photographers, concert reviewers, and music release reviewers who collaborate with the music industry to provide complete coverage for national, regional and local acts. Erik Heemsoth, a contributor to the website, recently wrote the following article about Doug and the first group he recorded with, Sky: Sky: A […]

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