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Styx, REO Speedwagon and Don Felder uniting for lengthy US summer trek

Courtesy of Live NationLast month, Styx and ex-Eagles guitarist Don Felder teamed up for a brief Las Vegas residency, and now the veteran rock acts will join forces with REO Speedwagon for a major U.S. summer trek dubbed the United We Stand Tour. The outing kicks off with a June 20 show in Ridgefield, Washington, and is mapped out through …

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John Mellencamp’s collaborative album with Carlene Carter due in April; full tour in support of record announced

Courtesy of AEG LiveSad Clowns & Hillbillies, John Mellencamp‘s recently reported collaborative album with country-folk artist Carlene Carter, now has a release date — April 21. Mellencamp also has announced a full list of 2017 U.S. tour dates in support of the record. The trek gets underway on June 5 in the Denver suburb of Greenwood Village, Colorado, and winds …

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HBO to air British documentary David Bowie: The Last Five Years

Credit: Jimmy KingHBO has acquired the U.S. TV rights to the documentary David Bowie: The Last Five Years. The BBC Films production aired on BBC Two in the U.K. back in January. It was directed by Francis Whately as a sequel to the 2013 documentary David Bowie: Five Years. According to HBO, the movie features rarely seen Bowie interviews, and …

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Grateful Dead’s famous 1977 Cornell concert finally getting official release

Ed Perlstein/Redferns/Getty ImagesIt’s regarded by many Deadheads to be the greatest Grateful Dead concert on tape: A show recorded at Cornell University’s Barton Hall in May of 1977. In fact, it’s so famous that in 2012 it was added to the Library of Congress’ National Recording Registry, even though the show has never been officially released. Until now. On May …

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Happy anniversary Tommy & Gina: Bon Jovi’s “Livin’ on a Prayer” went to #1 30 years ago this week

Paul Natkin/Getty ImagesLast year, Bon Jovi‘s landmark album Slippery When Wet marked its 30th anniversary, but this week marks the 30th anniversary of one of it’s best-known songs, “Livin’ on a Prayer,” topping the charts. The album’s first single, “You Give Love a Band Name,” hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in November 1986, while “Livin’ on a Prayer” …

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Funk legend Junie Morrison, of Parliament-Funkadelic and Ohio Players, Dead at 62

Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images; Morrison front right with Ohio Players in the early 1970sWalter “Junie” Morrison, the singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist whose synthesizer work, arranging and songwriting shaped funk in the ’70s and provided a crucial foundation for the West Coast hip-hop sound, has died at 62. Morrison’s death was announced Thursday on his Facebook page by his daughter, Akasha …

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