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Mavis Staples tribute concert special featuring Gregg Allman, Michael McDonald & more premiering in April

Blackbird Presents RecordsBack in November 2014, soul/gospel legend Mavis Staples celebrated her 75th birthday with a star-studded tribute concert in her hometown of Chicago. If you missed the show, which featured performances by Staples, Gregg Allman, Michael McDonald, Aaron Neville and many others, you can watch it as an AXS TV special that airs April 16 at 10 p.m. ET/7 …

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Special 40th anniversary screenings of “The Grateful Dead Movie” taking place in select US theaters next month

Courtesy of Fathom Events/Rhino EntertainmentThe Grateful Dead‘s classic 1977 concert film, The Grateful Dead Movie, will truck back into theaters for a special one-night-only screening on April 20 in honor of the flick’s 40th anniversary. The movie, which was co-directed by late Dead singer/guitarist Jerry Garcia, features footage from a five-night stand that the band played at San Francisco’s famous …

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Hall & Oates’ John Oates launches book tour today in conjunction with release of new memoir, “Change of Seasons”

St. Martin’s PressJohn Oates‘ new memoir, Change of Seasons, arrives today and, coinciding with the book’s release, the Hall & Oates singer is heading out on a promotional tour. The trek gets underway tonight at the SubCulture New York venue in New York City, and runs through an April 9 appearance at the Nashville Public Library in Oates’ adopted hometown …

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The Police’s Andy Summers hopes new solo album will “tickle your ear in a different way”

Flickering Shadow ProductionsAndy Summers has just released a new solo instrumental album titled Triboluminescence, which finds the founding Police guitarist delving into a variety of exotic sonic landscapes and musical genres. Summers tells ABC Radio that his album’s unusual title is “a scientific word [that] means ‘striking something to create light from dark,’ which I thought was a very good …

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Mick Fleetwood, Pat Benatar, Don Felder among stars set to perform at 2017 Acoustic-4-a-Cure benefit

Courtesy of Acoustic-4-a-CureThe lineup has been revealed for the 2017 edition of Acoustic-4-a-Cure, the annual benefit concert co-founded by Sammy Hagar and Metallica‘s James Hetfield. Among the stars slated to take part are Fleetwood Mac‘s Mick Fleetwood, Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo, ex-Eagles guitarist Don Felder, and The Grateful Dead‘s Bob Weir. As usual, Hagar also will perform at the …

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Ringo Starr and his All Starr Band announce fall Las Vegas residency and US tour

Credit: Scott Robert RitchieLast year, Ringo Starr revealed that he was interested in playing a Las Vegas residency with his All Starr Band — and now the ex-Beatles drummer has confirmed plans to do just that this fall. The star-studded group has lined up an eight-date engagement at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino that runs from October 13 through October …

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The Zombies deliver inspired performance of “Odessey and Oracle” at sold-out New York City concert

ABC RadioThe Zombies‘ tour celebrating the 50th anniversary of the making of their acclaimed 1968 album Odessey and Oracle marched into New York City’s Town Hall on Saturday. The sold-out concert’s centerpiece was a performance of the full album featuring the band’s four surviving original members — frontman Colin Blunstone, keyboardist Rod Argent, bassist Chris White and drummer Hugh Grundy …

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Rocking at the Fox: Allman Brothers releasing box set featuring performances from 2004 Atlanta shows

Peach Records/RED DistributionThe Allman Brothers Band are releasing an expansive archival live collection called The Fox Box, capturing three full concerts that the legendary group played in September 2004 at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta. The physical version of the box set, which features eight CDs, will be available on April 28, while a digital edition was released on Friday. …

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