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New Vinyl Box Set Featuring Most of Sting’s Solo Albums to Be Released in September

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A&M/Interscope RecordsIn advance of Sting‘s recently announced studio album, 57th & 9th, the ex-Police frontman will release a career-spanning box set called Sting: The Studio Collection on September 30 that gathers together 180-gram vinyl editions of eight of his solo records. The package spans from the singer/songwriter’s 1985 solo debut, The Dream of the Blue Turtles, through the 2013 companion …

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Foghat’s Roger Earl Says New Album Is a Nod to Musical Styles, Attitudes that Have Influenced His Band

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Foghat RecordsVeteran boogie rockers Foghat released a new studio album called Under the Influence last month. Founding drummer Roger Earl says his wife and the group’s manager suggested the title after hearing the band members discussing their concept for the album. “We were talking about what sort of attitude we want to have on the record,” Earl tells ABC Radio. …

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David Bowie Nominated Posthumously for Four MTV Video Music Awards

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© Jimmy KingThe nominations for the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards have been revealed, and making a surprising appearance alongside various contemporary pop, rock, R&B and hip-hop acts in several categories is the late David Bowie. Two of the influential rocker’s clips, “Blackstar” and “Lazarus,” received a total of four nods in various “professional” categories. The video for “Blackstar,” the …

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Big #1 Record: Steven Tyler Tops Country Chart with Debut Solo Album

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Dot RecordsAerosmith frontman Steven Tyler‘s foray into country music has gotten off to a great start, as his twangy debut solo record, We’re All Somebody from Somewhere, has bowed at #1 on Billboard‘s Top Country Albums. According to Nielsen Music, the album sold 17,000 copies during its first week of release, which also was good enough for a #19 debut …

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Plaintiff Who Lost Infringement Case Involving in Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway to Heaven” Launches Appeal

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Dave J Hogan/Getty ImagesAn appeal has been filed in the copyright-infringement lawsuit involving Led Zeppelin‘s “Stairway to Heaven” one month after a Los Angeles jury ruled that the band’s Robert Plant and Jimmy Page did not steal the opening of their classic song from the 1968 Spirit tune “Taurus.” The Wrap reports that Michael Skidmore, who initiated the suit and …

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Nile Rodgers’ Star-Studded FOLD Event Moving to Forest Hills, NY; Rescheduled for This Octobe

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Courtesy of Nile Rodgers ProductionsNile Rodgers‘ 2016 FOLD concert event, originally set to take place next month in Riverhead, New York, is moving to New York City’s Forest Hills Stadium in the fall. Titled the “Freak Out Let’s Dance (FOLD) Experience NY,” the concert will feature Earth, Wind & Fire, The Village People and Bette Midler, who will perform with …

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Sheila E. Unaware of Prince’s Drug Use

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Jesse Grant/WireImageSheila E. addressed Prince‘s drug use, as well as her relationship with her late, longtime friend and former fiancé, in a revealing interview on Monday’s season-five premiere of the online show Larry King Now, according to People magazine. The 58-year-old singer and drummer noted she was unaware of Prince’s use of painkillers, insisting she’d “never even seen him take …

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