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Pink Floyd issuing rare version of “Interstellar Overdrive” as vinyl Record Store Day single

Pink Floyd RecordsAs part of this year’s Record Store Day event on April 15, Pink Floyd will release a limited-edition vinyl single featuring a previously unheard 1966 studio version of the band’s instrumental “Interstellar Overdrive.” The one-sided, 12-inch single will be pressed on 180-gram black vinyl and will play at 33 1/3 RPM. The rendition of “Interstellar Overdrive” featured on …

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New Chuck Berry music expected this week; catalog sales explode after his death

Dualtone RecordsThe family of the late Chuck Berry has shared an update about the status of the new studio album that the rock ‘n’ roll pioneer was planning to release this year. Details about the album, titled Chuck, were first announced last October 16, Berry’s 90th birthday. In an official statement, the Berry family says, “Working to prepare the release …

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Sweet Rock and Roller: Paul McCartney pays tribute to Chuck Berry

Patrick R. Murphy/Getty Images; Mary McCartney/MPL Communications Paul McCartney has joined the many celebrities who’ve paid tribute to rock ‘n’ roll legend Chuck Berry, who died Saturday at the age of 90. The former Beatles star posted an homage to Berry on his official website that reads, “He was one of rock ‘n’ roll’s greatest poets. He will be missed …

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Don Henley announces plans for 70th birthday concert in Dallas; lines up new North American tour dates

Credit: Danny ClinchDon Henley turns 70 on July 22, and the founding Eagles singer/drummer has announced plans to celebrate the milestone birthday with a special concert at American Airlines Center in Dallas. The Texas native will be joined by several soon-to-be-announced special guests at the show. Tickets will go on sale to the general public starting this Friday, March 24, …

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Art Garfunkel, Fifth Dimension Members among stars taking part in upcoming Jimmy Webb tribute concert

Courtesy of City WineryAcclaimed songwriter Jimmy Webb will be the subject of a star-studded tribute concert scheduled to take place May 3 at Carnegie Hall in New York City. The show, dubbed “A Celebration of the Music of Jimmy Webb: The Cake and the Rain,” will feature performances by various artists who have recorded Webb’s songs over the years, including …

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Late Cream bassist Jack Bruce rocks NYC club in new archival live album

The Bottom Line Record CompanyA new archival live album featuring a 1980 performance by late Cream singer/bassist Jack Bruce has just been released as part of the ongoing The Bottom Line Archive series. Jack Bruce and Friends: The Bottom Line Archive documents a May 19, 1980, show at the legendary New York City club The Bottom Line, which saw the …

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Glen Campbell can no longer play guitar, wife says

Amanda Edwards/Getty ImagesGlen Campbell, who was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 2011, can no longer play the guitar, his wife Kim Campbell revealed. The “Rhinestone Cowboy” was moved to a full-time care facility in March 2014, but his wife of 34 years said in a recent interview with The Tennessean that she still visits him at the Nashville facility daily …

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Music world reacts to the death of Chuck Berry

Gijsbert Hanekroot/RedfernsMusicians around the world took time over the weekend to remember the late Chuck Berry. Rock’s first guitar hero, one of it’s all-time greatest songwriters and a man who inspired generations of musicians, died on Saturday at the age of 90. The members of The Rolling Stones, the second-generation rock band most closely identified with Berry’s music, shared remembrances …

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