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

By Michele Amabile | October 19, 2018

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 single edits, B-sides, home recordings…

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Bruce Springsteen Contributes to New Anthology

By Michele Amabile | October 19, 2018

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 Lee Hays in 1949. Springsteen…

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David Bowie Would Have Never Gotten a Golden Ticket on ‘American Idol’

By Michele Amabile | October 17, 2018

A new documentary, David Bowie: The First Five Years, will be shown on the BBC in 2019 to mark the 50th anniversary of “Space Oddity”. It features a clip of Phil Lancaster reading an audition report for Bowie’s first band–The Lower Third–and it isn’t pretty.  Then known as Davy Jones (not to be confused with The Monkees icon), one judge took…

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Bono and Michael Stipe Participate in Four–Legged Funeral March

By Michele Amabile | October 17, 2018

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 track: “She seems to hide…

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Def Leppard Releases Christmas Song

By Michele Amabile | October 17, 2018

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 ,  will be available in multiple…

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Stray Cats Announce New Album and 2019 Tour

By Michele Amabile | October 17, 2018

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 its hits “Rock This Town,”…

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Bobby Bandiera Announces Final Hope Concert

By Michele Amabile | October 16, 2018

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” included Bruce Springsteen, Jon Bon…

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Roger Daltrey Reveals Three Love Children in New Interview

By Michele Amabile | October 16, 2018

Roger Daltrey is about to release his new memoir, Thanks a Lot Mr Kibblewhite, and in a new interview, he reveals that he learned he was the father of three daughters he fathered in the ’60s. “They all came into my life after my 50th birthday,” he says in a new interview. “It was great – it’s all worked out.…

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Steve Perry Scores a Top 10 Debut

By Michele Amabile | October 15, 2018

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 summer, releasing several singles including,…

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Joe Perry Announces Area Tour Dates; Meet and Greet Experience

By Michele Amabile | October 12, 2018

If you ever wanted to meet Aerosmith’s Joe Perry, now is your chance!! Perry is hosting the ultimate VIP Meet and Greet tour, and he is bringing Brad Whitford from Aerosmith and Gary Cherone of Extreme (and, yeah, Van Halen) with him! Perry will host the Meet and Greets as a special treat on his solo tour promoting the album,…

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