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Classic Tears for Fears Album “Songs from the Big Chair” to Be Reissued Next Month

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Universal Music EnterprisesTears for Fears‘ breakout 1985 album Songs from the Big Chair will get the deluxe reissue treatment on November 11. The remastered record will be available in multiple configurations, including a six-disc deluxe box set featuring four CDs and two DVDs. In addition to a revamped edition of the U.K. band’s original album, the deluxe package contains a ... Read More »

Prince Releasing Two Albums Is “Genius,” Says 3RDEYEGIRL Member

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Warner Bros.RecordsToday, Prince simultaneously releases two new albums: a solo effort titled Art Official Age and PlectrumElectrum, a collaboration with his band 3RDEYEGIRL. Releasing two completely different albums at the same time is something maybe only a talent like Prince could pull off, says 3RDEYEGIRL guitarist Donna Grantis. “Well, it’s incredible because I think no other artist has ever released ... Read More »

ZZ Top Announces Rescheduled Tour Dates

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Image Courtesy Ross HalfinZZ Top has announced new dates for the U.S. tour that was postponed when bass guitarist Dusty Hill suffered a hip injury. The band’s tour, which initially was scheduled to begin last week, will now get under way January 17, in San Antonio. Hill injured his hip when he slipped and fell on his band’s tour bus ... Read More »

“Midnight Rider” First Assistant Director Charged in Death of Camera Assistant

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Danny ClinchAnother member of the production crew for the Gregg Allman biopic Midnight Rider is facing charges in connection with the train accident that killed a camera assistant. Deadline.com reports first assistant director Hillary Schwartz was charged September 10 with involuntary manslaughter and criminal trespass. She has yet to enter a plea. The husband-and-wife director and producer team of Midnight ... Read More »

Aretha Franklin Performs Powerful “Rolling in the Deep” on “Late Show”

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Matthew Jordan SmithAretha Franklin made a guest appearance on Monday’s Late Show with David Letterman to promote her new album, Aretha Franklin Sings the Great Diva Classics, and perform the first single, a cover of Adele‘s “Rolling in the Deep.” Aretha was supported by a 12-piece band and five backup singers. Whitney Houston‘s mom, soul and gospel singer Cissy Houston, ... Read More »

Mike Rutherford Says Genesis’ New “R-Kive” Compilation Showcases “a Great Body of Work”

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RhinoThe new three-CD Genesis compilation, R-Kive, featuring a career-spanning selection of songs by the band and from the various solo projects of the group’s members, hits stores today, September 30. The 37-track collection is a companion piece to the new documentary titled Genesis: Sum of Its Parts, which will get its U.S. premiere on October 10 at 8 p.m. ET ... Read More »

Neil Diamond Announces 2015 Tour

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Image Courtesy Frank Ockenfels/The Kennedy CenterOn a night when Neil Diamond performed at his high school alma mater in Brooklyn, New York, the singer announced a North American tour for 2015. Neil on Monday night announced a three-month-long trek that will begin in Allentown, Pennsylvania, on February 27 and conclude in Denver on May 31. Neil has scheduled a date ... Read More »

Phil Collins Reveals Struggle with Alcohol Abuse, Says He’s Not Currently Interested in Genesis Reunion

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Image Courtesy of Atlantic RecordsLast week, Phil Collins revealed that, despite rumors to the contrary, he was not planning a full-fledged return to performing. Now, in a new interview with U.K. newspaper The Daily Mail, the former Genesis star has come forward with some other revelations, including the fact that he fairly recently underwent treatment for alcohol abuse. The singer/drummer ... Read More »

Listen to Clips of Brian Wilson’s, Smokey Robinson’s and Bob Dylan’s Contributions to Upcoming Paul McCartney Tribute Album

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Arctic PoppyThe star-packed Paul McCartney tribute album, The Art of McCartney, won’t be released until November 18, but you can already preview a number of tracks from the project online. Audio snippets of Sir Paul’s compositions covered by Brian Wilson, Smokey Robinson, Bob Dylan and some other music greats have been posted on the album’s official website and YouTube channel. ... Read More »