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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 »

Neil Diamond Confirmed to Perform Tonight at His Old High School in Brooklyn

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Image Courtesy of Ari MichaelsonNeil Diamond announced earlier this month that he’d be playing his first-ever concert in his hometown of Brooklyn, New York, on September 29 — that’s tonight — at a secret location. Now the site of the historic show has been revealed: the legendary singer/songwriter will perform at Erasmus Hall High School, which he attended from 1954 ... Read More »

10th Anniversary Edition of Ray Charles’ “Genius Loves Company” Includes Bonus Tracks, Making-of Documentary

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Concord/Hear MusicA two-disc deluxe edition of the late Ray Charles‘ Grammy-winning duets album, Genius Loves Company, will be released tomorrow, September 30, in celebration of the record’s 10th anniversary. The expanded version of the album includes two extra tracks, and features a DVD containing a new behind-the-scenes documentary titled Making of Genius Loves Company. Released in August 2004, Genius Loves ... Read More »

Aretha Franklin’s New Album Due Out Next Month

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Matthew Jordan SmithAretha Franklin‘s camp has officially announced the release date for the Queen of Soul’s upcoming album. A rep confirms to ABC News Radio that Aretha Franklin Sings the Great Diva Classics will be released on October 21. Previously, a rep for Clive Davis, who produced the album, told Billboard it would debut September 30. The first single, a ... Read More »

Deluxe, 40th Anniversary Edition of Jethro Tull’s “WarChild” Arriving in November

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ParlophoneAn expanded four-disc version of Jethro Tull‘s WarChild commemorating the 1974 album’s 40th anniversary will be released on November 24. Warchild: The 40th Anniversary Theatre Edition will include a remastered version of the original album, a variety of bonus recordings, DVD-Audio of the entire album and extra tracks, and some archival video footage. WarChild originally was envisioned as a multimedia ... Read More »

Sting and No Doubt Cover “Message in a Bottle” at Global Citizen Festival

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Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Global Citizen FestivalAs expected, Sting joined No Doubt Saturday night at the Global Citizen Festival in New York City. Sting helped No Doubt close their 45-minute set in Central Park with a rendition of “Message in a Bottle,” by Sting’s band, The Police. You can watch the performance on the YouTube page for MSNBC, which broadcast ... Read More »

Rod Stewart Impersonator Roams NYC

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Penny LancasterRod Stewart has at least one imposter making his way around New York City and tricking fans and restaurant owners into thinking he’s the singer, according to the New York Post. The Stewart lookalike, sporting an English accent and spiked hair, has been spotted riding the subway, partying around town, crashing World Cup soccer parties, and even loitering near ... Read More »

Moody Blues to Release Eight-Disc Box Set Featuring 1980s and ’90s Recordings in November

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Universal Music EnterprisesA new eight-disc box set collecting the recordings The Moody Blues made during their late-1980s and early-’90s tenure with the Polydor label will arrive in stores November 24. The Polydor Years 1986-1992 features six CDs and two DVDs, and includes expanded versions of three of the veteran British band’s studio albums, plus two live albums, a concert film, ... Read More »

Cher Postpones & Reschedules Even More Dates Due to Illness

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Peter Kramer/NBCCher‘s Dressed to Kill tour isn’t going back on the road anytime soon. The legendary diva’s recent illness is causing her to postpone and reschedule even more shows. The tour will to resume in Lubbock, Texas, on November 9, and a schedule will be posted on Cher.com of all the new dates. A rep for Cher says in a ... Read More »