Posts by Michele Amabile

Paul McCartney Announces Reissues for Wings ‘Wild Life’; ‘Red Rose Speedway’

Paul McCartney is releasing the newest installments from his Archive Collection, including Wings LPs 1971’s Wild Life and 1973’s Red Rose Speedway. Both reissues arrive December 7th. The four-disc (3CD, 1DVD) limited deluxe edition of  the debut record, Wild Life,  features the full album remastered at Abbey Road plus 25 bonus audio tracks including rough mixes of the album, original…

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Bruce Springsteen Contributes to New Anthology

A new song by Bruce Springsteen will be included in the release of Roots and Branches, a three-CD anthology celebrating the 21st anniversary of the Appleseed Recording label. The record is out today (Oct. 19) Springsteen’s new recording will be “If I Had a Hammer (The Hammer Song),” the folk classic co-written by Pete Seeger and…

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Bono and Michael Stipe Participate in Four–Legged Funeral March

U2‘s Bono and R.E.M.‘s Michael Stipe are among over 30 artists paying homage to French artist Sophie Calle’s deceased cat. Both are contributing songs to the album Souris Calle, named for the late feline, Souris. The album accompanies an exhibit dedicated to the cat, which opened in Paris over the weekend. Bono’s contribution comes courtesy of a voicemail, played over a rock…

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Def Leppard Releases Christmas Song

Just in time for Halloween, Def Lepppard is celebrating….Christmas! The band–who is currently leading the pack in votes for getting inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame-is including the song, “We All Need Christmas” on a forthcoming box set due Nov. 30. The Greatest Hits Collection–The Story So Far – The Best Of , …

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Stray Cats Announce New Album and 2019 Tour

The Stray Cats are going to celebrate their 40th anniversary in 2019 with a new album and tour, the trio has announced. Brian Setzer, Lee Rocker and Slim Jim Phantom—the original founding members of the American band—are heading into a studio in Nashville to record their first new album in 25 years. The band–known for…

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Bobby Bandiera Announces Final Hope Concert

Bobby Bandiera and the Count Basie Center for The Arts in Red Bank will present the final show in the HOPE Concert series will take place at the Count Basie Center on Dec. 23. The lineup is being billed as Bobby Bandiera & Friends, and the Friends are all still to be announced. Past “friends”…

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Steve Perry Scores a Top 10 Debut

Congratulations are in order for Steve Perry! Traces, the former Journey frontman’s third solo album, enters the Billboard Albums chart at #6 with 73,000 units sold.  His two previous albums — 1984’s Street Talk and 1994’s For the Love of Strange Medicine, reached #12 and #15, respectively. Steve Perry Drops Another New Song (Watch Video) Perry announced the album this…

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