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Bono serenades restaurant crowd while comforting crying child

Bono‘s voice has been called many things, but now we can add “soothing” to that list. Last week, the members of U2 had just started playing a very intimate and unplugged version of “One” in a Paris restaurant called Refettorio, when a small child started crying. Without hesitating, Bono picked up the girl and held her, bouncing her gently as …

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Bob Dylan’s “More Tracks, More Blood” spilling on November 2

ColumbiaThe 14th installment of Bob Dylan‘s ongoing Bootleg Series shall be released. This time, he’s putting out outtakes and incidentals from the recording of the 1975 album Blood on the Tracks, as a collection titled More Blood, More Tracks. According to Dylan’s official site, the deluxe version of the set will have just about every audible bit of tape from …

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The Revolution’s Lisa Coleman says it was “wonderful” and “painful” to hear Prince’s “Piano & a Microphone 1983”

Bettmann/Getty ImagesPrince‘s Piano & a Microphone 1983 album is being released Friday, featuring liner notes by Lisa Coleman from Prince’s Purple Rain-era band, The Revolution. Coleman says the project brought her joy, and pain. “I didn’t want to do it,” the keyboard player tells Billboard. “It was hard and I cried, and just hearing his voice at the beginning of …

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Paul McCartney’s “Egypt Station” hitting number one was no accident

Mary McCarthyIn case you missed the news, Paul McCartney‘s latest album, Egypt Station, bowed at number one on the Billboard 200 this week. McCartney took time out of his tour schedule this week to check in with Billboard about the achievement, his first chart-topper since 1982’s Tug of War. “It feels really great,” he admitted. “‘Cause you can’t get much …

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Mike Love Christmas album coming soon, just in time for Beach Boys holiday tour

Ron Palmer/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty ImagesMike Love has found a Reason for the Season — a Christmas album by the same name that he’s releasing next month. According to Billboard, the holiday collection will include 12 songs — both original tunes and Christmas classics — including the Beach Boys‘ “Oh Come All Ye Faithful” and “Little St. Nick.” Pop group …

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Ahead of “American Treasure” release, Tom Petty’s wife and daughter debut previously unreleased track “Gainesville”

Shepard Fairey/RepriseAhead of next Friday’s release of his posthumous box set An American Treasure, Tom Petty‘s daughter Adria Petty and his widow Dana Petty have just released “Gainesville,” a previously unreleased track he recorded in 1990. The song, which shares its name with Petty’s hometown of Gainesville, FL, was recorded during Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers‘ Echo sessions. The track …

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Whole Lotta Live: Led Zeppelin may be planning streaming service for concert archives

Ian Dickson/RedfernsThere’s some legal movement afoot in the Led Zeppelin camp: The band’s biggest fan site reports that a streaming service is in the works that would provide fans with access to its legendary trove of concert recordings. LedZepNews reports that lawyers for the band this week filed a U.S. trademark application for the name “The Led Zeppelin Experience,” for …

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KISS announce upcoming End of the Road Farewell Tour on Wednesday’s ‘America’s Got Talent’ season finale

NBC/Trae Patton(LOS ANGELES) — KISS used their appearance on Wednesday’s live America’s Got Talent season finale to officially announce their upcoming End of the Road Farewell Tour. “This is going to be our last tour,” Kiss frontman Paul Stanley told AGT host Trya Banks, following their performance of “Detroit Rock City” to kick off the show. “It will be the …

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Dickey Betts in critical condition following freak accident

TKO/Eric GettlerDickey Betts is in critical condition following a freak accident in his Sarasota home. According to Sarasota’s Herald Tribune, the legendary guitarist and founding Allman Brothers Band member slipped and hit his head while playing with his dog in the backyard on Monday night. He was transported to an undisclosed local hospital is in “critical but stable condition,” according …

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Culture Club releases new single, “Life,” ahead of new album

BMGAs a second preview to their first album in nearly 20 years, Culture Club has released a new single, “Life.” The song has a joyous vibe and bears the same name as the band’s forthcoming album, which drops on October 26 and is available for pre-order now. Boy George says in a statement, “John Lennon said ‘LIFE’ is what happens …

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