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Robert Plant Featured on Fairport Convention’s Upcoming 50th Anniversary Album

Ed Miles; Courtesy of Fairport ConventionLed Zeppelin‘s Robert Plant makes a guest appearance on the upcoming album by Fairport Convention, 50:50@50, which celebrates the British folk-rock band’s 50th anniversary. Plant lends vocals to a rendition of the vintage spiritual tune “Jesus on the Mainline,” which was recorded at a concert in Banbury, U.K. According to a message from longtime Fairport …

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Rick Springfield to Host 2018 80s Cruise; Lineup Also Features Mike + the Mechanics, Lou Gramm & More

Credit: Jay GilbertRick Springfield will host and headline the 2018 edition of The 80s Cruise, which takes place in March of next year. The Australian pop-rocker will become the first music star to serve as emcee of the seagoing festival, which also will feature Mike + the Mechanics, original Foreigner frontman Lou Gramm, Loverboy, The Tubes, Thomas Dolby, ex-Katrina & …

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David Crosby Debuts New Protest Song, “Capitol,” Online

Credit: Henry DiltzDavid Crosby‘s latest solo album, Lighthouse, was released in October, but fans can already get a taste of the folk-rock legend’s next record by checking out his new protest song “Capitol” at his son James Raymond‘s SoundCloud page. In a post on his Twitter feed, Crosby explains that the tune is about “our shameful U.S. Congress.” The 75-year-old …

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Pat Benatar Releases New Song, “Shine,” in Solidarity with Women’s March on Washington

Al Pereira/WireImagePat Benatar released a brand-new song titled “Shine” on Friday in support of the Women’s March on Washington, which takes place in the U.S. capital on Saturday. The track, which was co-written with renowned songwriter and producer Linda Perry, is the Benatar’s first new song in more than 10 years. While she isn’t able to attend the march, the …

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Robbie Robertson Honored with Prestigious Award at 2017 NAMM Trade Show

PRNewsFoto/NAMMThe Band‘s Robbie Robertson was presented with the National Association of Music Merchants’ “Music for Life” award on Thursday in Anaheim, California, at the 2017 edition of the popular NAMM Show trade event. The honor recognizes Robertson’s many musical contributions, including his work as a songwriter, guitarist and film-score composer. The 73-year-old Rock and Roll Hall of Famer received the …

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Report: Billy Joel Drops Price on His Beachfront Florida Mansion

Myrna SuarezIn the market for a Florida beachfront mansion previously inhabited by Billy Joel? Well, you’re in luck…if you have millions of dollars to spare. According to the New York Post, the Piano Man has dropped the price on his Manalapan, Florida, property by a million dollars, down to the low, low price of $18.5 million. The Mediterranean-style home has …

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Soul “Power”: Mavis Staples Featured on New Song by Indie Rockers Arcade Fire

Courtesy of Shore Fire MediaOver the years, Mavis Staples has collaborated with such diverse artists as The Band, Prince and Wilco‘s Jeff Tweedy, and now the soul/gospel legend has lent her powerful vocals to a new song by the Canadian-American indie-rock group Arcade Fire. “I Give You Power,” is a synth-heavy tune that’s the first new track the band has …

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