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Paul McCartney Discusses Twerking, Tattoos and Favorite Current Tunes in New Twitter Q&A

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MPL/Mary McCartney Paul McCartney took to his Twitter account on Monday for a Q&A session with fans, during which the rock legend candidly, and often humorously, shared a variety of personal revelations. Among the many topics Sir Paul chatted about were his current favorite songs and the best gigs he ever attended. McCartney said the tunes that he’s enjoying most ... Read More »

Rolling Stones Sax Player Bobby Keys to Miss Band’s Australian Tour

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Image Courtesy of Brian RasicWhen The Rolling Stones kick off their rescheduled tour of Australia and New Zealand this Saturday, they’ll do it without their longtime touring saxophone player, Bobby Keys. According to a message on the band’s official website, the 70-year-old musician, whose association with The Stones dates back to the group’s 1969 album Let It Bleed, will miss ... Read More »

Deluxe Reissue of 1977 Solo Album by Founding Byrd Gene Clark to Be Released Next Month

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High Moon RecordsA deluxe CD edition of Two Sides to Every Story, a long-out-of-print 1977 solo album by late founding Byrds singer Gene Clark, will be released on November 18. The remastered 10-track disc comes packaged in a hardbound “Eco-Book” featuring 26 pages of previously unseen photos, extensive liner notes, lyrics and more. The album also contains a download card ... Read More »

Aerosmith’s Joe Perry Says He Wanted New Memoir to Be as “Equal as Possible” About the Band’s Story

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Image Courtesy of Simon & SchusterAerosmith guitarist Joe Perry released a new memoir titled Rocks: My Life In and Out of Aerosmith earlier this month, and he’s wrapping up a book-signing tour in support of the tome tonight in Los Angeles. In Rocks, Perry charts his journey from a guitar-obsessed teenager to becoming a driving force in one of America’s ... Read More »

Expanded, 40th Anniversary Edition of Supertramp’s “Crime of the Century” Arriving in December

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Universal Music EnterprisesThis year marks the 40th anniversary of the release of Supertramp‘s Crime of the Century, the album that brought the U.K. band its first taste of commercial success in the U.S. To mark the milestone, a remastered, two-CD version of the album will hit stores on December 9. Crime of the Century, Supertramp’s third studio effort, was released ... Read More »

Happy 88th Birthday to Chuck Berry!

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Image Courtesy of Chuck Berry’s ManagementHail, hail, Chuck Berry, who celebrates his 88th birthday today. The rock ‘n’ roll pioneer has been a national treasure since he duck-walked onto the music scene some 60 years ago. Not that we need reminding, but his many unforgettable tunes include “Johnny B. Goode,” “Maybellene,” “Roll Over Beethoven,” “Sweet Little Sixteen,” “Brown Eyed Handsome ... Read More »

Jimmy Page Says “There Is Not Going to Be Any More” Led Zeppelin Concerts; Talks Plans for Solo Music and Shows

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Image Courtesy of Ross HalfinJimmy Page has weighed in once again about the prospects for a possible Led Zeppelin reunion and, not surprisingly, he’s not optimistic. In a new Billboard interview, the guitar great points out that it’s been seven years since the band’s last performance, at the 2007 Ahmet Ertegun tribute concert in London, and notes that “quite clearly…there ... Read More »

Judge Rules Against Led Zeppelin in Attempt to Dismiss “Stairway to Heaven” Copyright Lawsuit

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Bob Gruen/Atlantic RecordsA U.S. district court judge has ruled against Led Zeppelin‘s surviving members in their attempt to have a copyright-infringement lawsuit involving the band’s “Stairway to Heaven” either moved to a California court or dismissed completely. The suit, which claims that the opening of “Stairway” was cribbed from an obscure 1968 instrumental titled “Taurus” by the group Spirit, was ... Read More »

Manhattan Transfer Singer Tim Hauser Dead at 72

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Image Courtesy of JAG EntertainmentTim Hauser, a founding member of the pop-jazz vocal group The Manhattan Transfer, died Thursday at the age of 72. The band’s manager JoAnn Geffen tells the Asbury Park Press that Hauser passed away after suffering a heart attack. The quartet’s surviving members, Cheryl Bentyne, Alan Paul and Janis Siegel, posted a joint statement on their ... Read More »

Dates Announced for 2015 Bonnaroo Festival

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Image Courtesy of Bonnaroo Music and Arts FestivalThe Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival has announced its dates for 2015. The 14th edition of the fest will be held June 11-14 in Manchester, Tennessee. Bonnaroo first began in 2002. The festival initially was mainly focused on jam bands before eventually expanding into other genres. The lineup for the 2014 festival, which ... Read More »