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Listen to unreleased outtake from upcoming “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Heart’s Club Band” reissue

Universal Music GroupU.K. newspaper The Guardian is giving Beatles fans an exclusive preview of one of the unreleased studio outtakes that will be included in the upcoming expanded 50th anniversary reissue of the group’s landmark 1967 album, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. The track is an in-progress version of the album’s title song, that’s missing elements including the lead …

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All hail the Goblin King: David Bowie’s ‘Labyrinth’ soundtrack being reissued

UMeThe soundtrack for one of David Bowie’s signature movies is getting the reissue treatment. The soundtrack to the 1986 fantasy film Labyrinth will be reissued on vinyl May 12. The package replicates the album’s original jacket and artwork, plus the inner sleeve of photos of Bowie in the film. Directed by late Muppets creator Jim Henson, Labyrinth tells the story …

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Cover Me: New book of Bruce Springsteen photos coming in November

Simon & SchusterBruce Springsteen’s longtime photographer is preparing a new book of snapshots. In November, Frank Stefanko will release Bruce Springsteen: Further Up the Road, chronicling forty years of his Boss-related shots. According to Rolling Stone, many of the photos in the new book are previously unreleased, and many are from two photo shoots with Springsteen: one in 2004 and …

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Stax Records plans big 60th anniversary celebration

Michael Ochs Archives/Getty ImagesLegendary Memphis soul label Stax Records has big plans for its 60th anniversary. Rolling Stone reports that on May 19, Stax, in collaboration with Rhino Entertainment and Concord Music Group, will launch a year-long release campaign dubbed Stax Classics. It will feature new compilations from the likes of Otis Redding, Isaac Hayes, the Staples Singers, Sam and …

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Listen now: “Wonderful Woman” — Another new Chuck Berry track debuts

DualtoneAnother song from the late Chuck Berry’s final album, Chuck, has debuted. “Wonderful Woman” premiered via The New Yorker website. In addition to Berry’s signature guitar and vocals, the track features a guest appearance from acclaimed Austin, Texas guitarist Gary Clark Jr. Chuck is Berry’s first studio disc since 1979’s Rock It. Eight of the ten tracks were written by …

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Late Oscar-winning director Jonathan Demme was a music documentary visionary

L-R: Jonathan Demme and David Byrne; Lynn Goldsmith/Corbis/VCG via Getty ImagesNot only did the late Oscar-winning director Jonathan Demme helm such acclaimed dramas as Silence of the Lambs and Philadelphia, he was also a concert film visionary. Demme, who died Wednesday at age 73, directed Stop Making Sense, the groundbreaking 1984 Talking Heads concert documentary. The film gained accolades for …

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ABBA offers deluxe reissue of ‘Gold: Greatest Hits’

Credit: UMeABBA is getting in on the reissue gold rush. The Swedish hitmakers will release a 25th anniversary limited-edition version of their 1992 best-of collection, Gold: Greatest Hits, on June 30. The two-album set will be pressed on heavyweight 180-gram gold-colored vinyl and will also include a card enabling MP3 download of the tracks. Featuring such hits as “Waterloo,” “Dancing …

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Rock Hall Induction Ceremony returns to Cleveland for 2018

Courtesy Rock & Roll Hall of FameThe Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is located in Cleveland, but the induction ceremony doesn’t always take place there. But it will next year. This morning, the Hall announced that the 33rd annual Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will be held April 14, 2018 at Cleveland’s historic Public Hall. The …

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Procol Harum returns with new album, ‘Novum’

Credit: Eagle RecordsFor the first time in 14 years, there’s a new Procol Harum album. Novum, the veteran British progressive rock band’s first new studio album since 2003’s The Well’s on Fire, was released April 21. The group continues to be led by one of its founding members, singer/keyboardist/composer Gary Brooker, who’s been the distinctive voice of Procol Harum since …

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Madonna says anyone who tries to tell her story is a “fool”

Kevin Winter/Getty Images via ABCOne person who won’t be buying a ticket for a planned Madonna biopic? Madonna herself. Following a report that Universal plans to make a movie called Blond Ambition, focusing on Madonna’s early career, the Queen of Pop took to Instagram to denounce the project. Nobody knows what I know and what I have seen. Only I …

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