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Official Grateful Dead Documentary to Celebrate Band’s 50th Anniversary

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Michael Ochs Archives/Getty ImagesAn authorized documentary about The Grateful Dead will be truckin’ onto screens in conjunction with the jam band’s 50th anniversary. Martin Scorsese will serve as an executive producer on the as-yet-untitled film, which will be directed by Amir Bar-Lev, whose credits include such critically acclaimed docs as The Tillman Story, My Kid Could Paint That and Fighter. ... Read More »

Hear Alternate Version of “Stairway to Heaven” Featured on Deluxe “Led Zeppelin IV” Reissues

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Atlantic Records/Swan SongThe entire alternate version of Led Zeppelin‘s classic anthem “Stairway to Heaven” that will be included on the bonus disc of the upcoming deluxe reissues of the group’s 1971 album, Led Zeppelin IV, has made its way online. The track was mixed by guitarist/producer Jimmy Page during a 1971 visit to the Los Angeles studio Sunset Sound Recorders, ... Read More »

Former Dr. Feelgood Guitarist Wilko Johnson Says He’s Cancer-Free

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Lawrence WatsonAfter undergoing a procedure to have a tumor removed earlier this year, former Dr. Feelgood guitarist Wilko Johnson says he is now cancer-free. Commenting on the procedure to the BBC, the 67-year-old musician says the tumor weighed more than six pounds and that “they got it all. They cured me.” Johnson was diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer in 2012. ... Read More »

High-Quality Vinyl Versions of Cream’s Classic Albums Collected in New Box Set

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Universal Music EnterprisesA new vinyl box set featuring all of Cream‘s studio and live albums released during the 1960s and early ’70s will hit stores on November 24. Cream: 1966–1972 includes six albums in all: the British power trio’s 1966 debut, Fresh Cream; 1967’s Disraeli Gears; the 1968 chart-topping double LP, Wheels of Fire; the band’s 1969 swan song, Goodbye; ... Read More »

Ides of March/Ex-Survivor Member Jim Peterik Shares Cool Stories from His New Memoir, “Through the Eye of the Tiger”

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BenBella BooksJim Peterik has found success as a member of two popular rock bands, The Ides of March and Survivor, and also is responsible for co-writing memorable songs for a number of other well-known music acts. The 64-year-old musician shares a variety of fascinating, amusing and touching stories from throughout his life and his nearly half-century music career in his ... Read More »

Report: John Mellencamp and Meg Ryan Are a Couple Again

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Josiah Kamau/BuzzFoto/FilmMagicJust two months after reports emerged that John Mellencamp had split up with longtime girlfriend Meg Ryan, comes word that sparks are flying between the two stars again. A source close to the singer/songwriter tells People, “They are back together and it’s brand new…They’re really happy about it.” The latest news follows reports that the couple was spotted contentedly ... Read More »