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Kenny Loggins on getting “Danger Zone” into the Top Gun sequel and his new star-studded CD/DVD: “It felt like a homecoming event”

Leslie HasslerEver since it was announced that Tom Cruise would be returning in a Top Gun sequel called Top Gun: Maverick, there’s been speculation that Kenny Loggins’ “Danger Zone,” from the original Top Gun soundtrack, might be included. Kenny confirms he’s been trying to make it happen, without much success. “I’ve offered a few different versions of it but so …

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Robert Plant says Led Zeppelin, Cream, Janis Joplin “weren’t rock and roll”

Miikka Skaffari/Getty ImagesAsk a music critic to name important, early rock and roll bands, and Led Zeppelin is almost certain to be on the list. However, Zeppelin’s frontman himself disagrees. In an interview with LEOWeekly, Robert Plant says simply, “we weren’t rock and roll.” The singer says Led Zeppelin “were just a band that played some mean stuff.” Plant alleges …

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Dire Straits’ Mark Knopfler to release ninth solo album, “Down the Road Wherever”

Derek Hudson Mark Knopfler is prepping his ninth solo album. Titled Down the Road Wherever, it’s set for a November release. The album is 14 tracks long — 16 if you buy the deluxe version — and has a far-ranging subject base, which the Dire Straits guitarist says is about “keeping [my] own geography happening.” There’s a song about an …

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Before he worked on the remaster, Paul McCartney hadn’t listened to the Beatles’ “White Album” in 50 years

Mary McCartneySome artists listen to their back catalog obsessively. Others revisit their sonic past on occasion. Then there’s Paul McCartney, who says he hasn’t listened to his Beatles music in a long time — half a century, to be exact. The Fab Four’s 1968 self-titled double album, which we’ve all come to know as The White Album, is getting a …

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Big Brother & the Holding Company’s Big Brother & the Holding Company’s “Cheap Thrills” to finally be released under its original, racier title

Sony Music It’s been too racy for 50 years, but now Big Brother & the Holding Company‘s breakout album is being re-released under its intended name: Sex, Dope, and Cheap Thrills. And it’s not just the title that’s bigger: There are 25 previously-unreleased studio outtakes, and only five sonic survivors from the original Cheap Thrills. The album was first released …

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KISS to reissue 1978 solo albums as vinyl boxed set

Courtesy Casablanca/UMeSeptember 18, 2018 marks 40 years since KISS made music history by simultaneously releasing four solo albums, one by each band member. Now those albums will receive a revamp in the form of a colored vinyl boxed set. KISS: The Solo Albums — 40th Anniversary Collection will feature four 180-gram vinyl slabs in KISS solo colors — red for …

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Watch now: Cher’s new video for “S.O.S.” is a female-empowerment group hug

Machado CicalaIn her new video for her version of ABBA’s classic hit “S.O.S,” Cher‘s taken the song’s original message of a woman asking for a man to save her with his love and turned into into a message of female empowerment. Cher herself doesn’t appear in the video, though. Instead, we see a young African-American girl lying on a bed, …

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Billy Idol announces Las Vegas residency for 2019

PRNewsFoto/Palms Casino ResortVegas will be seeing some White Weddings next year, when Billy Idol comes to town. The sneering singer has announced a Vegas residency at the Palms Casino Resort, set to run in two blocks in 2019: January and October. In a statement, he says, “I have played Vegas many times and its always been a blast. We can’t …

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Bob Seger hopes “You’ll Accomp’ny” him on his farewell tour

ABC/Randy HolmesAfter more than 50 years, Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band will “Turn the Page” one last time…on a farewell trek. It’ll be called the Travelin’ Man Tour and Seger confirms it’ll be his last. The tour gets underway November 21 in Grand Rapids, MI and is right now mapped out through the spring of 2019. Some of …

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Rod Stewart says his 16-year-old self would never believe he’d still be rockin’ at 73

RankinDespite having lived the life of a rock star to its fullest, Rod Stewart is still going strong at age 73. In a kind of reverse “Forever Young,” the man they once called “Rod the Mod” considers his formative years in a feature for the U.K. publication The Big Issue called “Letter To My Younger Self.” Stewart says his teen …

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