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Gregg Allman Says He’d Like to Jam with Dickey Betts Again

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Credit: Danny ClinchFounding Allman Brothers Band singer/guitarist Dickey Betts had an acrimonious split with the group in 2000, but with the band calling it quits last year, frontman Gregg Allman now says he’d like to mend fences with his old collaborator. “Time heals,” Allman tells The Wall Street Journal. “I haven’t seen him in a very long time and would ... Read More »

Paul McCartney Rocks Lollapalooza

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C Flanigan/FilmMagicAlternative rockers, hip hop, and emo performers bowed down to Sir Paul McCartney on night one of Lollapalooza. A sea of tens of thousands of fans spread across Grant Park in front of the stage as McCartney played a more than two-hour-long set, pounding out more than 30 songs on both guitar and piano. The songs spanned the 73-year-old’s ... Read More »

Watch David Crosby, Jimmy Buffett & Others Performing Grateful Dead’s “Ripple” in Support of Music Education

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Django Crosby; Julie SkarrattDavid Crosby, Jimmy Buffett and Grateful Dead drummer Bill Kreutzmann are among the musicians who have contributed to a new version of the Dead song “Ripple” as part of a campaign supporting music-education programs for children around the world. The initiative, called the #RippleEffect, is a social media art project launched jointly by The Jerry Garcia Foundation ... Read More »

Smokey Robinson to Be Saluted During Rock Hall’s 2015 Music Masters Series in November

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Courtesy of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and MuseumSmokey Robinson has been chosen as the honoree for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum’s 20th annual Music Masters series. The Motown legend will be celebrated during a six-day extravaganza running from November 2 to November 7 and culminating with a star-studded tribute concert held at PlayhouseSquare’s State ... Read More »

The Grateful Dead’s Bob Weir and Mickey Hart Join 2015 Lockn’ Festival Lineup

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Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagicFresh from The Grateful Dead‘s farewell concerts in Chicago of July 4th weekend, two of the band’s core members — singer/guitarist Bob Weir and drummer Mickey Hart — have just been added to the lineup of the 2015 Lockn’ Music Festival. With founding Dead bassist Phil Lesh and drummer Bill Kreutzmann already scheduled to perform at the festival, that ... Read More »

“Rose Garden” Singer Lynn Anderson Dead at Age 67

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CMA/Donn JonesCountry singer Lynn Anderson, best known for her 1970 Grammy-winning crossover hit “Rose Garden,” died of a heart attack Thursday night at Nashville’s Vanderbilt University Medical Center. She was 67 and had been hospitalized for pneumonia following a trip to Italy. Anderson was born September 26, 1947, in Grand Forks, North Dakota, and raised in California. Her parents were ... Read More »

Darlene Love’s New Studio Album to Be Released in September

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PRNewsFoto/Columbia RecordsFull details have been announced about legendary pop/soul singer Darlene Love‘s upcoming studio, Introducing Darlene Love, which will be released on September 18. The 14-track collection was produced and arranged by E Street Band guitarist Steven Van Zandt, and features a mix of new songs and classic tunes penned by an impressive cast of artists, including Bruce Springsteen, Elvis ... Read More »

David Gilmour Premieres Animated Video for New Single, “Rattle That Lock”

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PRNewsFoto/Columbia RecordsAn official video for David Gilmour‘s latest solo single, “Rattle That Lock,” the title track to his upcoming studio album, has premiered on the longtime Pink Floyd singer/guitarist’s official website and YouTube channel. The animated clip was created by Alasdair Brotherston and Jock Mooney of the London-based Trunk Animation studio and features scenes inspired by John Milton‘s Paradise Lost. ... Read More »

Paul McCartney Performing at Lollapalooza Festival Tonight; His Set Will Stream Online Sunday

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Credit: MJ KimLollapalooza 2015 gets under way today at Chicago’s Grant Park, and arguably the world’s biggest rock star, Paul McCartney, will be on hand to headline day one of the three-day festival. The ex-Beatle‘s performance will begin at 7:45 p.m. CT. As previously reported, the Red Bull TV website is hosting a live stream of select artists’ sets during ... Read More »

Expanded Version of Elvis Presley’s 1975 Album “Today” Due Out Next Week

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RCA/Legacy RecordingsAn expanded version of the final studio album Elvis Presley released while he was alive, 1975’s Today, will arrive in stores on Friday, August 7, in commemoration of the recording’s 40th anniversary. Today: Legacy Edition features the original album’s 10 tracks, undubbed session mixes of those same songs and a bonus disc containing live performances the King of Rock ... Read More »