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Cheap Trick rock the bells with “Christmas Christmas” album

Big Machine RecordsCheap Trick has finally “surrendered” to Christmas album fever. The Rock and Roll Hall of Famers will issue their first-ever holiday album, Christmas Christmas, on October 20. The disc features three new Cheap Trick compositions, including the lead track, “Merry Christmas Darlings,” plus covers of Yuletide classics by the Ramones, the Kinks, Slade, Chuck Berry and Harry Nilsson, …

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Stephen Stills and Judy Collins say long-awaited joint album is “the world’s oldest blooming flower”

Scott Dudelson/Getty ImagesAfter a 50-year friendship and a failed romance that inspired an undisputed rock classic, Judy Collins and Stephen Stills are making beautiful music together…again. The 78-year-old Collins and Stills, 72, are touring behind their joint album Everybody Knows, a reference to the Leonard Cohen cover tune they recorded. The 10-song collection also features Stills’ long-lost 1968 cut “Judy” …

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Stevie Wonder takes “both knees” in response to President Trump’s NFL comments

Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Global CitizenStevie Wonder is among the celebrities speaking out in response to President Donald Trump‘s criticism of NFL players who kneel in protest during the national anthem. “Tonight, I’m taking a knee for America. But not just one knee, I’m taking both knees,” Wonder, 67, said onstage while performing at the Global Citizen Festival in New …

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Journey’s Jonathan Cain releasing Christmas album

Identity Records/The Fuel MusicJonathan Cain is stepping out with a Christmas album. The longtime Journey keyboardist, co-writer of such hits as “Don’t Stop Believin’” and “Who’s Crying Now,” will release Unsung Noel on October 13. The disc features 10 new songs written by Cain, as well as several holiday classics. Cain plays piano, keyboards and sings lead vocals on the …

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Bob Seger previews new album with Lou Reed cover tune

Capitol RecordsBob Seger has issued a Lou Reed cover tune as a preview of his new album I Knew You When, due November 17. Seger covers “Busload of Faith,” which originally appeared on the late Reed’s acclaimed 1989 disc, New York. I Knew You When marks the 72-year-old Seger’s 17th studio release. He’s also issued two live albums, 1976’s Live …

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Early John Lennon & Paul McCartney demo of “What Goes On” up for auction

Val Wilmer/RedfernsAn unreleased, early demo version of the Beatles‘ classic “What Goes On” could be yours if the price is right. Online record dealer Parlogram is auctioning off an acetate demo of the song from early 1963. The band would revive the song two years later for the Rubber Soul album in 1965. The demo features John Lennon singing and …

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Nancy Wilson’s new band, Roadcase Royale, releases debut album “First Things First” today

Credit: Loud & Proud RecordsNancy Wilson’s rock and roll heart is still beating, but with a soulful twist. Wilson, founding member and guitarist for Rock and Roll Hall-of-Famers Heart, has teamed up with R&B singer Liv Warfield, a former member of Prince’s New Power Generation, to form Roadcase Royale. The band’s debut album, the aptly-named First Things First, comes out …

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