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Frampton comes unplugged (again): Guitar great kicks off new acoustic tour tonight

Credit: Gregg RothPeter Frampton launches the latest installment of his “Raw: An Acoustic Tour” tonight in New Albany, Ohio. The veteran guitar whiz’s unplugged trek promotes his 2016 studio album, Acoustic Classics, which, as Frampton explains to ABC Radio, features him “redoing my better-known songs and some deeper cuts just acoustically, with one acoustic [guitar], voice and maybe an overdubbed …

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Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers among headliners of 2017 KAABOO Del Mar fest

Credit: Joel BernsteinTom Petty & the Heartbreakers are among the acts set to headline the third annual KAABOO Del Mar festival, taking place September 15-17 at the Del Mar Fairgrounds north of San Diego. While the exact date of the group’s performance hasn’t been announced, it will come nearly a month after the final date on the North American leg …

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Bob Dylan praises Amy Winehouse, Iggy Pop in new interview

Credit: William ClaxtonBob Dylan praises the music of Amy Winehouse and Iggy Pop and talks about a legendary recording session that never was in a wide-ranging interview on his official website. The question-and-answer session with author Bill Flanagan was done in anticipation of Triplicate, the three-disc, 30-track collection of classic American songs Dylan will release March 31. It’s his third …

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Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo teaming up with Toto for summer tour

Travis Shinn; Courtesy of TotoTwo major pop-rock acts that emerged during the late ’70s, Pat Benatar and Toto, are joining forces for a summer tour that will take them across North America. So far, only three shows have been announced — August 27 in Los Angeles, September 10 in Peachtree City, Georgia, and September 14 in New York City — …

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Ex-Boston drummer Sib Hashian dead at 67

Boston in 1979; Sib Hashian, center (Lynn Goldsmith/Corbis/VCG via Getty Images)Former Boston drummer John “Sib” Hashian died on Wednesday at the age of 67, his son, Adam, confirms to ABC Radio. As first reported by TMZ, and confirmed to ABC Radio by Adam, the veteran musician was performing on the Legends of Rock Cruise when he suffered a heart attack …

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Dave Davies’ son Russ says their collaborative “Open Road” is “traditional” with a “modern touch”

Red River EntertainmentFounding Kinks guitarist Dave Davies is releasing a new studio album that he recorded with his son Russ called Open Road on March 31. The collaborative collection features nine tracks that combine Dave’s knack for crafting melodic and introspective rock and pop songs with his son’s talents as a modern electronic-music artist. Russ tells ABC Radio that although …

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Kansas extends 40th Anniversary Leftoverture tour until end of 2017

Credit: Michie TurpinThe tour that kicked off last fall celebrating the 40th anniversary of Kansas‘ breakthrough 1976 album, Leftoverture, is now set to carry on all the way into December. The veteran rockers, who’ll launch a spring leg of the trek on Friday, have added a lengthy new series of concerts running from an August 25 performance in Shreveport, Louisiana, …

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Cher to star in new Lifetime movie about Flint, Michigan, water crisis

D Dipasupil/Getty ImagesCher has been an outspoken advocate for the people of Flint, Michigan, during the water crisis they’ve been suffering through since 2014. Now, the famed entertainer is going to executive produce and star in a Lifetime movie about the situation. Called Flint, the movie is inspired by a Time magazine cover story about three women from Flint who …

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Full Record Store Day release list announced; includes vinyl from The Doors, The Turtles, Fleetwood Mac & more

Courtesy of Record Store DayWith Record Store Day taking place Saturday, April 22, the complete official list of special releases has been unveiled. As usual, it’s stacked with exclusive vinyl discs from a wide variety of artists, including veteran acts The Doors, The Turtles, Fleetwood Mac and The Kinks. The Doors’ Record Store Day offering is Live at The Matrix, …

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