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Former “Game of Thrones” actor Richard Madden in talks to join Elton John biopic

ABC/Randy HolmesFormer Game of Thrones star Richard Madden is in talks to join the Elton John biopic Rocketman, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The actor will reportedly play Elton’s former manager, John Reid, who worked with the pop-rock legend for over three decades beginning in the ’70s. He’ll join Taron Egerton, who is playing Elton. It was previously reported that …

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Members of The Doors, Monkees and Mamas & the Papas to appear at L.A.’s Love Street Festival this Sunday

Courtesy of Love Street FestivalA variety of music stars, including members of The Doors, The Monkees and The Mamas & the Papas, will be on hand for the sixth annual Love Street Festival, taking place this Sunday, July 22, in the Los Angeles community of Laurel Canyon. This year’s event will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the release of the …

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2011 Pink Floyd best-of comp “A Foot in the Door” being reissued on vinyl in September

Legacy RecordingsThe 2011 Pink Floyd compilation A Foot in the Door — The Best of Pink Floyd will be released on vinyl for the first time on September 28. The album, which originally was only available on CD, features a selection of tunes spanning from 1967 to 1994 chosen by the band’s members. The new version of the retrospective will …

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Tours by The Rolling Stones and Eagles among 2018’s top-grossing treks so far

Dave Hogan; Myriam Santos With the midpoint of the 2018 in the rear-view mirror, Pollstar has compiled a list of the artists who pulled in the most cash on the road worldwide so far. Quite a few veteran music acts had high-grossing tours during the first half of the year, including The Rolling Stones, The Eagles, Roger Waters and U2, …

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ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons releasing new solo album, “The Big Bad Blues,” in September

Concord RecordsA few months ago, Billy Gibbons told ABC Radio that he’d be releasing a new solo album this year exploring his “bluesier roots,” and now the ZZ Top frontman has unveiled full details about the project. The album, titled The Big Bad Blues, is due out on September 21. The 11-track collection finds Gibbons celebrating his love of the …

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Operatic version of Pink Floyd’s “The Wall” making U.S. debut tonight in Cincinnati

Credit: Philip GroshongThe operatic version of Pink Floyd‘s The Wall that debuted in March 2017 in Montreal will get its U.S. premiere at the Cincinnati Opera tonight, July 20. Another Brick in the Wall — The Opera was composed by Julien Bilodeau, based on the original words and music Roger Waters wrote for his old band’s classic 1979 concept album. …

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New Lynyrd Skynyrd documentary getting its TV premiere on Showtime in August

Courtesy of Showtime A new Lynyrd Skynyrd documentary called If I Leave Here Tomorrow that premiered in March at the South by Southwest Festival in Austin, Texas, will make its television debut next month on Showtime. The film, narrated primarily by founding Skynyrd guitarist Gary Rossington, will air on the cable network on August 18 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. The …

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The Beatles’ “All You Need Is Love” to be transformed into illustrated children’s book

Simon & SchusterA new illustrated children’s book based on the classic 1967 Beatles song “All You Need Is Love,” co-written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, will be published in January of 2019. The book will feature Lennon and McCartney’s lyrics accompanied by art created by bestselling illustrator Marc Rosenthal that will reflect the song’s theme of the positive power …

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New David Bowie box set, Loving the Alien, focuses on rock legend’s mid-to-late-1980s period

RhinoA fourth installment in the series of expansive David Bowie box sets focusing on different periods in the late singer’s career, Loving the Alien (1983-1988), will be released on October 12. The collection will be available as an 11-CD set, a 15-LP vinyl package and digitally. Loving the Alien includes remastered editions of three Bowie studio albums — 1983’s Let’s …

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New “Blood”: Rod Stewart reveals full details about his upcoming studio album, “Blood Red Roses”

Republic RecordsAt a concert at Los Angeles’ famed Hollywood Bowl last month, Rod Stewart announced that he would be releasing a new studio album called Blood Red Roses in September, and now full details about the project have been unveiled. Blood Red Roses will hit stores on September 28, and will be available on CD and digitally in both a …

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