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Robert Plant Joins US Tour that Seeks to Raise Awareness of Refugee Crisis

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Credit: Ed MilesLed Zeppelin singer Robert Plant has announced that he will take part in the upcoming Lampedusa: Concerts for Refugees tour, an 11-city U.S. fall trek that will help raise awareness about the worldwide refugee crisis. Plant will appear at the final seven shows of the tour, which kicks off October 6 in Boulder, Colorado, and runs through an …

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Stevie Wonder’s “Songs in the Key of Life” Celebrates Its 40th Anniversary

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Motown RecordsOne of Stevie Wonder‘s most celebrated albums, Songs in the Key of Life, turns 40 years old on Wednesday. The 18th album from the decorated artist was released by Motown Records in 1976 and features some of Wonder’s most memorable tracks, including “I Wish,” “Isn’t She Lovely” and “Sir Duke.” In October 1976, Songs in the Key of Life …

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The Pretenders Make a “Holy Commotion” with New Video

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Credit: Jill FurmanovskyThe Pretenders have unveiled an official video for “Holy Commotion,” a new song that will be featured on the band’s forthcoming album, Alone. The partly animated clip stars frontwoman Chrissie Hynde and The Black Keys‘ Dan Auerbach, who produced and played multiple instruments on the album. The video, which can be viewed at The Pretenders’ official YouTube channel, …

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Prince-Themed “Dance On ‘Til Dawn” Dance Parties Happening in October

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BERTRAND GUAY/AFP/Getty ImagesTickets for the Dance On ‘Til Dawn dance party event — in remembrance of Prince — are now on sale. The three-night affair “celebrating the life, music and legacy of Prince” is being held in conjunction with the sold-out Prince tribute concert taking place on October 13 at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minnesota. As of …

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Bob Dylan Releasing 36-CD Box Set Focusing on His Historic 1966 Tour in November

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PRNewsFoto/Columbia Records/Legacy RecordingsCall it “Highway ’66 Revisited”! A gargantuan box set featuring every known live recording from Bob Dylan‘s historic 1966 world tour will be released on November 11. Bob Dylan: The 1966 Live Recordings contains 36 CDs including full-length performances that the folk-rock legend gave in various cities in the U.S., the U.K., Ireland, mainland Europe and Australia. The …

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Elton John to Co-Host London Theater Awards Ceremony

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ABC/Randy HolmesElton John is no stranger to the London theater world, having written music for West End shows like Billy Elliot, and now he’ll be helping honor some of theater’s best when he co-hosts the Evening Standard Theatre Awards. Sponsored by British newspaper the Evening Standard, the annual ceremony has been held for the past 62 years, honoring outstanding achievement …

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Grateful Dead’s Mickey Hart Releasing Expanded Edition of Grammy-Winning 1991 Album “Planet Drum”

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PRNewsFoto/UMeThis month marks the 25th anniversary of the release of longtime Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart‘s acclaimed 1991 collaborative album Planet Drum, and the milestone will be celebrated with an expanded reissue of the record that will hit stores on December 2. The original album was the first record ever to receive a Grammy in the Best World Music Album …

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