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The Who Postpones First Two European Dates on 50th Anniversary Tour

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Image Courtesy of The WhoThe Who originally had been scheduled to launch their 50th anniversary tour with a November 26 concert in Dublin, Ireland, but the band has postponed that show and a gig that was to have been held two days later in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The reason given for rescheduling both events is “unforeseen logistical changes.” The Dublin ... Read More »

“Baker Street” Sax Player Raphael Ravenscroft Passes Away

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Rob Verhorst/RedfernsRaphael Ravenscroft, the man responsible for the recognizable saxophone solo in the 1978 Gerry Rafferty hit “Baker Street,” died on Sunday at the age of 60. Western Morning News reports that the musician is believed to have suffered a heart attack and passed away at a hospital near his home in Exeter, U.K. According to BBC News, Ravenscroft is ... Read More »

Hall & Oates’ Halloween Concert to Stream Live Online from New Site of Live from Daryl’s House TV Series

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Credit: Kathy PhillipsOn Halloween night, October 31, Daryl Hall & John Oates will play a special concert that will stream live online on the Live Nation channel on the Screen Yahoo! website starting at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT. The sold-out show, dubbed “Hall-O-Ween & Oates,” will be the first public event held at Daryl’s House, the new home of ... Read More »

Two R&B Legends — Aretha Franklin and Earth, Wind & Fire — Release New Music Today

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RCA RecordsR&B legends Aretha Franklin and Earth, Wind & Fire are releasing new music Tuesday. Aretha Franklin Sings the Great Diva Classics finds the Queen of Soul performing ten cover versions of songs made famous by other great female singers while Earth, Wind & Fire is out with its first Christmas album, Holiday. The Great Diva Classics contains Aretha’s version ... Read More »

Bob Seger Talks New Album, “Ride Out”; Discusses Possibility of Retiring from the Road

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Capitol RecordsLast week, Bob Seger released his first new studio album in more than eight years, Ride Out. The 10-track collection is made up mostly of tunes penned by the Michigan rocker, but also features four covers, including songs by John Hiatt, Steve Earle and Australian singer/songwriter Kacey Chambers. It’s not the norm for Seger to include so many non-originals ... Read More »

Ringo Starr Named Spokesperson for Skechers

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Image Courtesy of Rob ShanahanRingo Starr has been named the latest spokesperson for Skechers. The legendary drummer will endorse Skechers Relaxed Fit footwear in a campaign that will launch next spring with a new TV commercial. Skechers notes that until now, the Relaxed Fit footwear ads have focused on pro athletes. It says, “[W]e can’t wait for everyone to see ... Read More »

Santana to Perform Instrumental Version of National Anthem at World Series

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Image Courtesy Maryanne Bilham/RCA Records Carlos Santana will perform an instrumental version of “The Star-Spangled Banner” Saturday at Game Four of the 2014 World Series between the San Francisco Giants and the Kansas City Royals in San Francisco, a Fox spokesman confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter. Country singer Trisha Yearwood will perform the national anthem before Game One Tuesday in ... Read More »

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 »