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Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson Launches US Tour in Support of New Concept Album, “Homo Erraticus”

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Image Courtesy of Carl GloverJethro Tull frontman Ian Anderson‘s latest album is called Homo Erraticus, which is Latin for “the wandering man.” The title could also describe Anderson himself, who is launching a lengthy U.S. tour in support of the 2014 concept record tonight in Seattle. At each show on the trek, the singer/multi-instrumentalist and his band will play the ... Read More »

Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Cosimo Matassa Dead at 88

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CMike Coppola/Getty Imagesosimo Matassa, an engineer and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee whose New Orleans studios were used by the likes of Fats Domino and Little Richard from the 1940s to the 1970s, died Thursday at the age of 88, according to WWL-TV. He had been ailing since suffering a stroke several years ago. Matassa opened his small ... Read More »

Report: Neil Young Dating Daryl Hannah

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Image Courtesy of Danny ClinchA little more than a month after Neil Young filed for divorce from his wife, Pegi, there’s word that he’s dating someone new: actress Daryl Hannah. A People magazine source says the 68-year-old rocker and Hannah, who’s 53, have been “dating for months.” The insider continues, “They’ve taken no effort to even hide it. He recorded ... Read More »

Four Seasons Songwriter and Producer Bob Crewe Dead at 83

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Photo by Jill Ann Spaulding/FilmMagicBob Crewe, the songwriter and producer who co-wrote many of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons‘ hits, died on Tuesday at the age of 83. According to a message on his official website, Crewe passed away peacefully in Scarborough, Maine, with his brother Danny by his side. Among the many classic Four Seasons tunes Crewe co-wrote ... Read More »

Four-CD John Denver Box Set, “All of My Memories,” Due Out in November

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PRNewsFoto/Legacy RecordingsJohn Denver‘s 30-plus-year music career is celebrated in an upcoming four-CD box set that will arrive in stores this fall. All of My Memories: The John Denver Collection, which will be released on November 4, will feature 90 tracks spanning from 1964 through 1997, the year the lauded singer/songwriter died tragically in a plane crash at the age of ... Read More »

U2 Posts Behind-The-Scenes Studio Video

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Brantley Gutierrez/Universal MusicEarlier this week, U2 made its new album Songs of Innocence available for free on iTunes, surprising seemingly everyone. Now the band has posted a behind-the-scenes look into the recording process at New York City’s Electric Lady studios. The snippet, posted on U2′s Twitter page, features all four members — Bono, The Edge, Larry Mullen and Adam Clayton ... Read More »

Watch Bob Seger’s Revved-Up New “Detroit Made” Video Now

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Capitol RecordsAn official video for “Detroit Made,” the lead single from Bob Seger‘s upcoming studio album, Ride Out, has premiered on RollingStone.com. The video features footage shot at the Woodward Dream Cruise, an annual event that takes place in late August during which vintage cars and souped-up hot rods are driven through the streets of the Motor City. “Detroit Made” ... Read More »

Barbra Streisand Schedules Rare Late-Night TV Appearance

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PRNewsFoto/Columbia Records, Russell James, Copyright BarwoodBarbra Streisand will make a rare appearance on a late-night TV show next week. She’s scheduled to be the only guest on NBC’s The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Monday night. It will mark her first guest appearance on a U.S. late-night show in more than 50 years. Barbra will be promoting her duets ... Read More »

Randy Bachman Planning to Release “Heavy Blues” Album in 2015 Featuring Neil Young, Frampton & Other Stars

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Image Courtesy of Mike HoughRandy Bachman recently released a new concert CD/DVD called Every Song Tells a Story that features the Guess Who and Bachman-Turner Overdrive rocker looking back at the famous songs from his long and successful career. Now, however, the 70-year-old Canadian star says he’s looking ahead to a brand-new project that will feature fresh original tunes, a ... Read More »