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Remembering the King: Elvis Presley died 40 years ago today

Steve Morley/RedfernsToday, August 16, marks the 40th anniversary of the death of Elvis Presley, known the world over as the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll. Presley was just 42 years old when he passed away at his Graceland mansion in Memphis, Tennessee, from a heart attack. It’s widely believed that prescription drug abuse was a factor in the singer’s death. …

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New compilation from pre-CCR band The Golliwogs arriving next month

Craft Recordings/Concord Bicycle MusicFor several years during the 1960s, John Fogerty, his brother Tom, Stu Cook and Doug Clifford played in a band called The Golliwogs, which they eventually renamed Creedence Clearwater Revival. Now, a new comprehensive collection of Golliwogs songs titled Fight Fire: The Complete Recordings 1964-1967 will be released on September 29. The album features 23 tracks, including …

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Graham Nash to be honored with special award during 2017 Americana Music Festival in Nashville

Credit: Amy GranthamHaving long used his voice to raise awareness about political, social and environmental causes, Graham Nash has been chosen to receive the Americana Music Association’s 2017 Spirit of Americana: Free Speech in Music Award. The British folk-rock legend will be presented with the honor at the organization’s 16th Annual Honors & Awards event, taking place Wednesday, September 13, …

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“Love Symbol #2”: Prince honored with custom color purple

Courtesy of PantoneWant to paint your media room purple in memory of Prince, but don’t know exactly which color purple to use? Prince’s estate and the Pantone Color Institute have officially announced the creation of a custom purple to honor the “Purple One.” The official color is called “Love Symbol #2,” which Pantone Vice President Laurie Pressman says in an …

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Pink Floyd covers by Robby Krieger, John Wetton featured on soundtrack to new sci-fi/horror film

Cleopatra RecordsThe soundtrack to an upcoming sci-fi/horror flick called The Rift — Dark Side of the Moon features two interesting covers of songs from the classic Pink Floyd album that inspired the film’s name. The album includes a version of “Brain Damage” featuring The Doors‘ Robby Krieger and XTC‘s Colin Moulding and a rendition of “Us and Them” recorded by …

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Gregg Allman tribute events to mark release of late singer’s final album, “Southern Blood”

Credit: Patricia O’DriscollWith the late Gregg Allman‘s final studio album, Southern Blood, scheduled to be released September 8, a series of special events have been lined up coinciding with the arrival of the record. The first installment of the Southern Blood: Celebrating Gregg Allman series will be held September 7 at the Grammy Museum’s Clive Davis Theater in Los Angeles. …

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Nile Rodgers hospitalized with unidentified health issue; misses Chic’s Toronto concert Sunday

Helen Boast/RedfernsNile Rodgers was hospitalized with an unidentified health issue over the weekend, forcing him to miss a concert Sunday in Toronto with his band Chic, Billboard reports. Rodgers, who’s 64, tweeted thanks Sunday to fans who sent him get-well wishes. “Thank you all so much,” he wrote. “I love @EarthWindFire @CHICorg all the #fans and my doctors who are …

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The Eagles fly again: Band confirms new fall headlining tour days

Credit: Myriam SantosFollowing the death of founding singer Glenn Frey in January 2016, The Eagles expressed doubt that they’d ever play again. However, after re-forming with Frey’s son Deacon and country star Vince Gill filling in for Glenn to play last month’s Classic West and Classic East festivals and the upcoming Classic Northwest event in September, the band apparently has …

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