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Doobie Brothers Launch New “Concert Club” Giving Fans Access to Special Ticket Offers and Merchandise

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Courtesy of The Doobie BrothersThe Doobie Brothers have launched a new fan club that will give their biggest fans access to premium seats and special packages, as well as being treated to a variety of cool themed merchandise and collectibles. For an annual fee of $39.99, the “Takin’ It to the Streets Concert Club” offers participants priority access to pre-sale ... Read More »

Tom Petty Issues Statement Regarding Sam Smith, Says “I Won’t Back Down” Similarity Was a “Musical Accident”

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Credit: Sam JonesEarlier this week, it was announced that Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne had been added to the songwriting credits of “Stay with Me,” the Grammy-nominated hit by British pop star Sam Smith, because of its supposed similarity to Petty and Lynne’s 1989 hit composition, “I Won’t Back Down.” Now, Petty has issued statement about that decision, saying there’s ... Read More »

Buddy Holly Hologram Show in the Works

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John Rodgers/RedfernsA show starring a hologram of the late Buddy Holly will make its debut in 2016. Hologram USA Entertainment Inc. on Wednesday announced they’ve partnered with Holly’s widow, Maria Elena Holly, on the show, which will feature an image of the legendary musician performing his familiar songs. It’ll launch in Holly’s native state of Texas before touring the world. ... Read More »

Ex-Genesis Guitarist Steve Hackett Upset He Wasn’t “Equally Represented” in Band’s Recent Documentary

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Credit: Lee MillwardEarlier this month, the 2014 Genesis documentary Sum of the Parts, which premiered in the U.S. on Showtime in October, was released on DVD and Blu-ray. The film featured brand-new interviews with all five members of the band’s classic early 1970s lineup, including guitarist Steve Hackett. The doc focused on the group’s history as well as each member’s ... Read More »

Listen to Title Track from Randy Bachman’s Upcoming Album, “Heavy Blues,” Featuring Peter Frampton

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Credit: Mike HoughThe first taste of Heavy Blues, the upcoming studio album by Canadian rock legend Randy Bachman‘s new group, Bachman, has made its way online. A clip featuring the audio of the record’s entire title track, boasting a guest appearance by Peter Frampton, has been posted on YouTube. The song lives up to its name, with Bachman and Frampton ... Read More »

The Who Announces Special Vinyl Releases to Mark 50th Anniversary

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LAMedia Collection/Sunshine/RetnaThe Who has announced that 180-gram vinyl reissues of all 11 of its studio albums, along with a double-LP vinyl version of its 2014 The Who Hits 50! compilation, will be released on March 24 in conjunction with the band’s 50th anniversary celebrations. In addition, on April 7, The Who will release a seven-inch blue-vinyl single of its latest ... Read More »

Sly Stone Awarded $5 Million in Lawsuit over Unpaid Royalties

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Sly Stone, 1975 (Credit: Herb Greene)Sly Stone, frontman of the pioneering funk band Sly and the Family Stone, has been awarded a $5 million settlement in a lawsuit he brought against his former manager and lawyer over unpaid royalties. The verdict was announced Tuesday following two days of jury deliberations. Variety reports that in the lawsuit, which was filed in ... Read More »

Gladys Knight Performing at Super Bowl Gospel Celebration

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Kwaku Alston/Verve Music GroupGladys Knight will headline the 16th annual NFL-sanctioned Super Bowl Gospel Celebration, taking place this Friday, January 30, in Phoenix, Arizona. The legendary pop-soul singer will be joined by Anthony Hamilton, Dave Hollister, Tamela Mann, Mali Music, Fred Hammond and Donnie McClurkin. The show also will include unannounced special tributes and surprise performances. Actress Holly Robinson Peete ... Read More »

Paul McCartney Performing with Rihanna and Kanye West at the Grammys?

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Westbury Road Entertainment/Roc Nation RecordsIf rumors are to be believed, Paul McCartney will be taking the stage with Rihanna and Kanye West at the Grammy Awards next month to perform their new collaboration, “FourFiveSeconds.” “Paul McCartney’s a Grammys regular and it will give Rihanna serious kudos to have a Beatle backing her on stage,” a source told U.K. newspaper The ... Read More »