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Final Three Led Zeppelin Reissues Hit Stores Today; Jimmy Page Says Project Was “Right Thing to Do” for Fans

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Atlantic Records/Swan SongToday marks the culmination of the Led Zeppelin reissue campaign, as remastered and expanded versions of the band’s final three studio albums — 1976’s Presence, 1979’s In Through the Out Door and 1982’s Coda — get their release. Guitarist Jimmy Page oversaw the project, and says it was done out of respect for the band’s fans and their ... Read More »

Elton John Celebrates 25 Years of Sobriety

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ABC/Randy HolmesElton John reached an important milestone this week, and it had nothing to do with music. The singer celebrated 25 years of sobriety. He commemorated the achievement on Instagram Wednesday, writing, “25 years of sobriety today. One day at a time.” He posted a picture of a cake with the sparkly number 25 on top. Elton’s husband, David Furnish, ... Read More »

Watch Madonna’s Son Sing One of His Mom’s Tunes

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Mert Alas and Marcus Piggot Is Madonna‘s son, David Banda, following in his mother’s musical footsteps? The pop icon shared a video on Instagram of the nine-year-old impressively strumming an acoustic guitar and singing her Rebel Heart track “Devil Pray.” “Teach Me How to Pray,” Madonna captions the clip. “Thats what children do!” It isn’t the first time Madonna has ... Read More »

Paul McCartney to Reissue Expanded Versions of Two 1980s Solo Albums in October

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© 1983 Paul McCartney/Credit: Linda McCartneyTwo of Paul McCartney‘s early-’80s solo albums, Tug of War and Pipes of Peace, will be released in remastered and expanded form on October 2 as the latest installments in the rock legend’s Archive Collection reissue campaign. The albums, which originally were released in 1982 and 1983, respectively, will be available in multiple formats, including ... Read More »

Ex-Yes Singer Jon Anderson’s New Group, The AndersonPonty Band, to Release Debut Album in the Fall

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Deborah Anderson/IoannisAfter being postponed because of health issues, the debut album by The AndersonPonty Band, the new group formed by ex-Yes singer Jon Anderson and acclaimed jazz-rock violinist Jean Luc Ponty, finally will be released in the early fall. The aptly titled Better Late than Never features live performances by the band that have been enhanced with innovative production, and ... Read More »

Warren Haynes Says His Special Gathering of the Vibes Headlining Set on Saturday Will Be a “One-Off Extravaganza”

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Courtesy of Gathering of the VibesThe 20th anniversary edition of the Gathering of the Vibes festival gets under way today, July 30, at Seaside Park in Bridgeport, Connecticut. The four-day event features a diverse lineup that includes Gregg Allman, longtime Allman Brothers Band guitarist Warren Haynes, founding Grateful Dead drummer Bill Kreutzmann, Wilco, Weezer and dozens of other acts. One ... Read More »

The Beatles Movie “Help!” Premiered 50 Years Ago Today in London

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Apple Corps Ltd.The Beatles‘ second feature film, Help!, got its world premiere 50 years ago today at London’s Pavilion Theatre. In the audience for the event were Princess Margaret and the Earl of Snowden, who — according to BeatlesBible.com — postponed a planned summer vacation to attend the gala. The follow-up to the Fab Four’s big-screen debut, 1964’s A Hard ... Read More »