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Ace Frehley to Release New Covers Album in April Featuring Reunion with Paul Stanley

Entertainment One MusicFounding KISS guitarist Ace Frehley has announced official details about his upcoming studio album, a star-studded covers project called Origins Vol. 1 that includes contributions from Frehley’s old band mate, Paul Stanley, as well as from Slash, Pearl Jam‘s Mike McCready, and Lita Ford. The 12-track collection will be released on April 15, and features Ace’s take on …

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Carlos Santana Says Super Bowl Halftime Show Should Have Featured Bay Area Bands, Live Music

Credit: Ruben MartinThis year’s Super Bowl Halftime Show at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California, was an entertaining multi-artist spectacle that brought together U.K. rockers Coldplay with pop stars Beyonce and Bruno Mars. However, legendary rock guitarist Carlos Santana feels that organizers of the extravaganza fumbled the ball by not inviting local artists from the Bay Area to take part …

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Bruce Springsteen Autobiography, “Born to Run,” Coming in September

Jamie Squire/Getty ImagesYou could argue Bruce Springsteen has already written his autobiography, in the form of the dozens of deeply personal, confessional songs he’s shared with fans over the decades. But now he’s putting the story of his life in one place, in an autobiography to be released this fall. The book, which will be titled — of course — …

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Jefferson Airplane’s Marty Balin Says New Solo Album Has “Some of the Best Songs I’ve Ever Done”

Buckjoy ProductionsFounding Jefferson Airplane and longtime Jefferson Starship singer Marty Balin will release a new solo album called The Greatest Love on Friday, February 12. The 15-track collection is filled with the kind of romantic-themed tunes for which Balin is famous, so its arrival on Valentine’s Day weekend is well timed. “These are songs I’ve been doing live in concert …

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Fleetwood Mac Tribute in L.A. Features Performances by Courtney Love, Perry Farrell, Carly Rae Jepsen & Other Stars

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Courtesy of The Best FestThe first night of the two-part Fleetwood Mac Fest tribute concert took place Tuesday at the Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles. Among the eclectic variety of celebrities taking part in the show were Courtney Love, Jane’s Addiction singer Perry Farrell, pop star Carly Rae Jepsen, KT Tunstall, the late George Harrison‘s son, Dhani Harrison, and actors …

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New Animated Netflix Series “Beat Bugs” to Feature Cover Versions of Classic Beatles Songs

Courtesy of NetflixYou know The Beatles — now meet Beat Bugs. It’s a new animated children’s series premiering on Netflix this August that will incorporate various new cover versions of classic Fab Four songs into its storylines. Among the many artists confirmed to contribute renditions of Beatles tunes to the show are Pearl Jam‘s Eddie Vedder, Soundgarden‘s Chris Cornell, Pink, …

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Carole King’s Landmark Album “Tapestry” Was Released 45 Years Ago Today

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Credit: Elissa KlineToday marks the 45th anniversary of the release of Carole King‘s classic album Tapestry, which established the prolific singer/songwriter as a major solo star. Throughout the 1960s, King had churned out hit after hit for other artists with her husband and songwriting partner, Gerry Goffin, but after the couple divorced in 1969, Carole focused on recording her own …

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Paul McCartney Composes Music for Skype’s New Animated Love-Themed Emoticons

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Courtesy of Skype 2016After composing music for the popular 2014 video game Destiny, Paul McCartney is once again pairing his songwriting talents with modern technology in a new partnership with Skype. The former Beatles star has created original music for a series of love-themed “Mojis,” animated characters that you can employ to express various heartfelt emotions while using the video-chat …

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Performers Announced for Grammy Salute to Lionel Richie

Credit: Alan SilfenLionel Richie will be honored on this year’s Grammy telecast by a contemporary artists from a variety of genres: R&B singer John Legend, pop stars Meghan Trainor and Demi Lovato, and country superstar Luke Bryan. Richie is this year’s MusiCares Person of the Year; a couple days before the Grammys, he’ll be the guest of honor at an …

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