Stephen Cummings Reunites With Michael Gudinski For New Album - Noise11.com
Songs of Bob Dylan;Stephen Cummings

Stephen Cummings photo by Ros O'Gorman

Stephen Cummings Reunites With Michael Gudinski For New Album

by Paul Cashmere on August 9, 2018

in News

Stephen Cummings and Michael Gudinski have settled their differences with Cummings signing back with Gudinski’s Mushroom Group to release a new album called ‘Prisoner of Love’ in February 2019.

“I have had my issues with Gudinski, but I am grateful for this opportunity,” Cummings said in a statement.

“There is something to be said for local expertise,” Stephen says. “My recording career began with Mushroom and Michael, and in these mystifying times, Mushroom and Michael seems the right place to maintain my fanbase. I need help with stuff.

Cummings publically revealed what he thought of Gudinski in his biography ‘Will It Be Funny Tomorrow, Billy?’. I have it on good authority that Michael Gudinski once asserted to an assembled group of industry types at a reception for Jimmy Barnes that after working with me in The Sports he vowed never to manage an artist again – so execrable was the experience.

“[But] even if Gudinski was an offensive and abusive bear of a man, at least he went to gigs and liked music.”

Gudinski has his side of the story. “I gave up management for 10 years because of Stephen Cummings. He was traumatic to manage. But he’s great now and in a much better space,” he said.

Gudinski also managed Stephen’s band The Sports. “At times, Stephen could be frustrating to deal with,” he admits. “But he has always been brilliant. In fact, it’s high time that ARIA recognised Stephen’s remarkable body of work and inducted Stephen Cummings and The Sports into the ARIA Hall of Fame.”

The new deal will see the reissue of the Cummings catalogue. There will also be a two-disc anthology and the studio album ‘Prisoner of Love’ in February. Stephen says the album will be his last.

Stephen Cummings dates

Thursday 4 October Smiths Alternative | Canberra, ACT
Friday 5 October Camelot Lounge | Sydney, NSW
Saturday 6 October Lizottes | Newcastle, NSW
Friday 12 October Republic Bar | Hobart, TAS
Sunday 14 October Wheatsheaf | Adelaide, SA
Friday 19 October Junk Bar | Brisbane, QLD
Saturday 20 October Bison Bar | Nambour, QLD
Friday 26 October Caravan Music Club | Melbourne, VIC

For news as it happens follow Noise11 on Facebook

Noise11.com

Listen to the Noise11 Music News channel now at iHeartRadio

Comments

comments

Related Posts

BB King Photo by Damien Loverso Bluesfest Byron Bay
B.B. King Would Have Been 96 This Week

16 September would have been B.B. King’s 96th birthday. B.B. King died in 2015 but his company continues. The B.B. King estate is working with Gibson guitars on a new series of B.B. King guitars.

17 hours ago
David-Bowie-A-Reality-Tour-Concert.-Photo-by-Ros-OGorman
David Bowie Complete Catalogue Moves To Warner Music

The Warner Music Group and the Estate of David Bowie have signed a global deal to put the entire Bowie catalogue in the hands of the Warner group.

19 hours ago
Rod Stewart - Photo By Ros O'Gorman
Rod Stewart Debuts New Song ‘One More Time’ Ahead of ‘The Tears Of Hercules’ Album

Rod Stewart will release his 31st album ‘The Tears of Hercules’ in November. His new song ‘One More Time’ is a little bit country and a little bit rock and roll.

21 hours ago
Elton John and his Band perform in Melbourne at Rod Laver Arena on Friday 11 December 2015. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Elton John Postpones Show To 2023

Elton John has postponed his upcoming tour in the U.K. and Europe so he can undergo an operation on his hip.

1 day ago
BJ Thomas
B.J. Thomas Personal Items On Sale For Fans

The Estate of B.J. Thomas is selling off his personal items for fans around the world.

2 days ago
Charlie Watts of the Rolling Stones photo by Ros O'Gorman
The Rolling Stones Could Not Attend Charlie Watts Funeral

The Rolling Stones, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Ron Wood, were unable to attend the funeral of their drummer Charlie Watts due to Covid restrictions.

3 days ago
Baccara singer Maria Mediola photo from Baccara Facebook
Baccara Singer Dies Maria Mediola Dies At Age 69

Maria Mediola, the singer with 70’s disco act Baccara, has died in Madrid at age 69.

4 days ago