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Rolling Stones to Re-Release ‘Sympathy for the Devil” Film

By Michele Amabile | August 28, 2018

Pleased to meet you. Have you guessed what The Rolling Stones are planning next? The band is celebrating its 50th anniversary with the release of a restored, expanded version of Sympathy for the Devil, a 1968 film by famed French director Jean-Luc Godard. The film included a candid in-studio look at the Stones–Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Brian Jones, Charlie Watts and Bill Wyman — creating a new song at…

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Led Zeppelin Teases Photo Book in New Video

By Michele Amabile | August 28, 2018

If you can’t wait for the October release of Led Zeppelin’s new photo book, the band has released a sneak peek in the form of a trailer on YouTube. The book–Led Zeppelin by Led Zeppelin–is in celebration of the band’s 50th anniversary, and will include a wide selection of photographs — many of them previously unpublished — and images of…

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New Fleetwood Mac Lineup to Debut on ‘Ellen’

By Michele Amabile | August 28, 2018

America will get its first look at the new Fleetwood Mac lineup next Wednesday (Sept. 5) on The Ellen Degeneres Show. The group– with Mac members Christine McVie, Stevie Nicks, Mick Fleetwood and John McVie–will debut newbies Mike Campbell and Neil Finn with a two-song performance. Lyndsey Buckingham Announces Tri-State Tour Dates The new Fleetwood Mac lineup appeared on CBS This Morning on…

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Lenny Kravitz Announces Vinyl Reissues

By Michele Amabile | August 27, 2018

Lenny Kravitz’s first five albums — 1989’s Let Love Rule, 1991’s Mama Said, 1993’s Are You Gonna Go My Way, 1995’s Circus, and 1998’s 5 — are getting a reboot with an extensive vinyl reissue campaign courtesy of Virgin/UMe, he announced today. Each release appearing on 2LP 180-gram black vinyl in addition to individualized limited-edition, color variants, and just in time for the holidays, as “Let Love…

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Dickey Betts Postpones Tour Dates after ‘Mild Stroke’

By Michele Amabile | August 27, 2018

Founding Allman Brothers Band guitarist/singer Dickey Betts is putting his tour on pause after suffering what his doctors described as a “mild stroke.” Betts’ physicians strongly advised him to take time off to recuperate after he informed them he had experienced was described as “certain post-stroke repercussions,” according to a post on Facebook. It will take approximately three to five…

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Led Zeppelin Streams Remastered Track Ahead of Box Set Release

By Michele Amabile | August 27, 2018

The remastered soundtrack to Led Zeppelin’s concert film, The Song Remains the Same, is set for release on Sept. 7, and to celebrate the the band is live streaming an audio clip of “Misty Mountain Hop.” The remastered track is available now on the Rhino Records’ website. Led Zeppelin Announces ‘The Song Remains the Same’ Reissues In addition, Led Zeppelin has posted…

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Billy Joel Jams with Bryan Adams; Honors Aretha Franklin at MSG

By Michele Amabile | August 24, 2018

It was another wild night at Madison Square Garden, as Billy Joel was joined  by surprise guest Bryan Adams onstage at his Thursday night show (Aug. 23). Adams –in town for the opening of the Broadway musical, Pretty Woman, featuring songs written by himself, joined Joel for two songs: “Summer of ’69 ” and “You May Be Right,” off Joel’s…

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Neal Schon to the Press: Credit Me Properly

By Michele Amabile | August 24, 2018

Journey guitarist Neal Schon took a Florida reviewer to task for incorrectly crediting his Aretha Franklin tribute to the entire band. To recap: Schon stood center stage at the BB&T Center in Floriada and played a guitar solo as photos of Franklin were displayed in the background, just before the group launched into “Wheel in the Sky.” Steve Perry Returns…

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Former Lynryd Skynyrd Guitarist Ed King Dead at 68

By Michele Amabile | August 23, 2018

Lynyrd Skynrd is mourning the passing of former guitarist Ed King, who passed away at the age of 68. King passed away Wednesday (Aug. 22) at his home in Nashville. He played guitar for Lynyrd Skynyrd from 1972 to 1975 , rejoining in 1987 for a stretch through 1996.  He co-wrote one of the band’s classic songs “Sweet Home Alabama.”…

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Queen + Adam Lambert to Celebrate Las Vegas Residency With Regal Arrival

By Michele Amabile | August 23, 2018

Queen and Adam Lambert will make a grand entrance by private airplane  next Tuesday (Aug. 28) to celebrate the start of the band’s Las Vegas Residency at the MGM Resort. The band will kick start its residency–The Crown Jewels–Sept. 1, but the band will arrive at MGM’s aviation hanger Aug. 28 for a ceremonial press conference. The show will take…

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