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Watch Blondie’s spacy video for new single “Fun”

Credit: Alexander ThompsonLast week, Blondie released a song called “Fun. ” the first single from its forthcoming studio album, Pollinator. Now, an official video for the tune has premiered on the influential New Wave band’s VEVO YouTube channel. The clip was directed by Dikayl Rimmasch, one of the filmmakers behind Beyonce‘s visual album Lemonade. The video features black-and-white footage of …

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Gregg Allman’s upcoming solo album, “Southern Blood,” now available for pre-order

Rounder RecordsGregg Allman has shared a brief update about his upcoming solo album, Southern Blood, which he recorded with his current backing group at the historic FAME Recording Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama. A post on the founding Allman Brothers Band frontman’s website reveals that he’s “putting the finishing touches” on the record, which now is available for pre-order at …

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Boston plotting major North American trek called the Hyper Space Tour

Credit: Kamal AsarBoston is planning to return to the road in a big way in 2017. The veteran rockers have announced that they will embark on a 48-date North American trek, dubbed the Hyper Space Tour, that will kick off April 14 with a concert in Hollywood, Florida. So far, only 10 shows have been confirmed for the outing, which …

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Pink Floyd to release individual volumes from its expansive “Early Years” box set in March

Legacy RecordingsIn November, Pink Floyd released a massive 27-disc multimedia box set titled The Early Years — 1965-1972 that features a treasure trove of rare and previously unreleased audio and video from the initial part of the legendary British band’s career. The package was divided into several sections, each one focusing on a specific year or multi-year period, and now …

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David Bowie’s “Blackstar” album certified gold in the US

ISO/Columbia RecordsThe late David Bowie and his final studio album, Blackstar, won five trophies this past Sunday at the 59th annual Grammy Awards, and now comes word that record has been certified gold for sales of more than 500,000 copies in the U.S. Before Blackstar, Bowie’s last studio effort to receive a gold certification was 1987’s Never Let You Down. …

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Lynyrd Skynyrd taking part in 2018 Southern Rock Cruise along with 38 Special, Marshall Tucker Band & More

Credit: Clay Patrick McBrideFor eight years, Lynyrd Skynyrd hosted their own themed cruise called the Simple Man Cruise, and now the legendary rock band have joined the 2018 lineup of another seagoing music extravaganza, the Southern Rock Cruise. Skynyrd will play a special headlining show in Montego Bay, Jamaica, during the second day of the cruise, which runs from January …

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Former Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett celebrating band’s “Wind & Wuthering” album on new US tour

Credit: Tina KorhonenFresh off his appearance on Yes‘ 2017 Cruise to the Edge, ex-Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett is set to launch a brief North American tour with a two-night stand at City Winery in Nashville that begins this evening. During the trek, which has been dubbed “Genesis Revisited with Classic Hackett,” the virtuoso musician will celebrate the 40th anniversary of …

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Paul Simon schedules performances at Wisconsin’s Eaux Claires Festival in June

Credit: Myrna SuarezPaul Simon announced his first U.S. concert appearances of 2017, a pair of performances at the Eaux Claires Festival on June 16 and 17 in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. The folk-rock legend with be performing at the two-day event with yMusic, a neo-classical and pop collective co-founded by horn player CJ Camerieri, who also is a member of Simon’s …

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