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The Biopic of John and Yoko: New film will focus on Lennon and Ono’s love story

BREUER/Gamma-Rapho via Getty ImagesA new biographical film focusing on the late John Lennon‘s romance with his wife Yoko Ono is slated to be directed by Canadian filmmaker Jean-Marc Vallée, whose credits include Dallas Buyers Club, Wild and the HBO series Big Little Lies and Sharp Objects. Deadline reports that Universal Pictures is negotiating to option the rights to the movie, …

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50th anniversary of Elvis Presley’s “’68 Comeback Special” to be celebrated with seven-disc box set

RCA/Legacy RecordingsFifty years ago this December 3, the historic television special known as Elvis Presley‘s “’68 Comeback Special” aired on NBC. In honor of the event’s 50th anniversary, an expansive box set featuring five CDs and two Blu-ray discs will be released on Friday, November 30. The deluxe collection, titled Elvis Presley — ’68 Comeback Special (50th Anniversary Edition), gathers …

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The Good, The Bad & The Queen, featuring Clash bassist Paul Simonon, to release new album next month

Hal Horowitz/WireImageThe Good, The Bad & The Queen, the band led by Blur/Gorillaz frontman Damon Albarn that also features Clash bassist Paul Simonon, will release its long-awaited sophomore album, titled Merrie Land, on November 16. The Good, The Bad & The Queen also features Verve guitarist Simon Tong and veteran Nigerian drummer Tony Allen. The group released its self-titled debut …

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Dolly Parton unveils track list of the star-studded soundtrack to the Netflix film “Dumplin'”

Sony Music NashvilleDolly Parton has revealed full details about the upcoming soundtrack to the new Netflix film Dumplin’, which features the country-pop legend teaming up for duets with a variety of music artists. The 12-track album includes re-recordings of six Parton classics, as well as six new songs that she crafted with writer/producer Linda Perry. According to RollingStone.com, among the …

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Lynyrd Skynyrd members discuss band’s past and future in new episode of AXS TV’s “The Big Interview”

News & Guts/AXS TVCore Lynyrd Skynyrd members Gary Rossington, Johnny Van Zant and Rickey Medlocke are featured on the latest episode of the AXS TV series The Big Interview, which premieres tonight at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT. The veteran Southern rockers chat with host Dan Rather about the group’s late original frontman Ronnie Van Zant, their current farewell tour …

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Take me back to Las Vegas: Chicago announces new residency at Vegas’ Venetian Theatre for 2019

Credit: Peter C. PardiniChicago will bring the sound of the Windy City back to Sin City this February, as the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame band has announced plans for a return engagement at The Venetian resort’s Venetian Theatre. The new residency will feature eight performances, scheduled for February 8, 9, 13, 15, 16, 20, 22 and 23. Tickets …

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Jeff Lynne’s ELO lines up 2019 North American summer tour

Courtesy of Live NationThis past summer, Jeff Lynne‘s relaunched incarnation of Electric Light Orchestra mounted the band’s first extensive North American tour in more than 30 years, and now the symphonic-rock group will return for a new trek during the summer of 2019. The 20-date road trip gets underway on June 20 in Anaheim, California, and is scheduled through an …

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“Down the Road” next summer: Mark Knopfler schedules 2019 North American tour in support of new solo album

Credit: Derek HudsonEx-Dire Straits frontman Mark Knopfler has announced plans for a new North American tour to promote his forthcoming solo album, Down the Road Wherever, which will take place in late-summer 2019. The outing, which features nearly 30 dates, kicks off August 16 in Mashantucket, Connecticut, and is plotted out through a September 22 concert in Los Angeles. Knopfler …

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Tom Petty’s hometown renames park after late rocker on what would’ve been his 68th birthday

Credit: Mark SeligerTom Petty‘s hometown of Gainesville, Florida, celebrated what would have been the late rocker’s 68th birthday on Saturday, October 20, by renaming a park in his honor and hosting a number of tribute events, The Gainesville Sun reports. According to the paper, Northeast Park was rechristened Tom Petty Park during a ceremony held Saturday afternoon. As a kid, …

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