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Jimmy Webb pays tribute to “extraordinary genius” Glen Campbell

Rick Diamond/WireImageGlen Campbell passed away Tuesday at age 81 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease. Songwriter Jimmy Webb, who wrote many of Campbell’s signature hits and worked with him throughout his life, recently told ABC Radio about his long friendship and fruitful collaboration with the multi-talented musician. Prior to launching his career as a solo artist, Campbell was a …

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New documentary special about Carly Simon’s classic album “No Secrets” debuts tonight on AXS TV

Credit: Heidi Wild Classic Albums‘ profile of Carly Simon‘s chart-topping 1972 studio effort, No Secrets, will have its U.S. television premiere tonight on AXS TV at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT. The album featured the singer/songwriter’s signature tune, the #1 hit “You’re So Vain,” as well as the top-20 single “The Right Thing to Do.” The hour-long special, part of …

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It’s official: Bruce bound for Broadway

Courtesy of Bruce SpringsteenHe’s Born to Run, Born in the U.S.A….and bound for Broadway. There were rumors back in June, but now Bruce Springsteen has confirmed that he’ll be making his debut on New York’s Great White Way this fall in a production called Springsteen on Broadway. The show, at the Walter Kerr Theater, will begin performances October 3, with …

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World of music reacts to the death of Glen Campbell

Lisa Lake/Getty Images Glen Campbell, one of music’s most successful and versatile entertainers, died Tuesday at age 81 after a long struggle with Alzheimer’s disease. The world of music took to social media to remember the Country Music Hall of Fame singer, guitarist, TV host and actor. Here are some of the messages: Sheryl Crow: “Huge loss in the world …

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“Little Steven” Van Zandt announces fall North American tour with his side band The Disciples of Soul

Wicked Cool/Big Machine/UMeE Street Band guitarist “Little Steven” Van Zandt has lined up a fall North American tour with his recently re-formed backing group, The Disciples of Soul, in support of his new solo album, Soulfire. The trek officially kicks off September 23 in Port Chester, New York, and is mapped out through an October 26 show in Fort Lauderdale, …

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New Prince photo book, featuring foreword by Beyoncé, due in October

L. Cohen/WireImageA forthcoming photography book titled Prince: A Private View will feature photos of the late music icon…and a foreword written by Beyoncé, reports Entertainment Weekly. The book will be published October 17 and will be available via digital and physical retailers. According to the magazine, part of the foreword reads, “Truth be told, the word ‘icon’ only scratches the …

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Singer, guitarist, actor & Country Music Hall-of-Famer Glen Campbell Dead at Age 81

Bettmann / Getty ImagesGlen Campbell, one of music’s most successful and versatile entertainers, has died at age 81. A statement on his Facebook page reads, “It is with the heaviest of hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father, grandfather, and legendary singer and guitarist, Glen Travis Campbell, at the age of 81, following his long and …

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Rock’n Us: Steve Miller Band releasing career-spanning compilation next month

Capitol/UMeThe Steve Miller Band will release a career-spanning compilation on September 15 called Ultimate Hits that will be available as both a single CD and a deluxe two-disc set. Frontman Steve Miller produced and oversaw the album, which features most of his band’s biggest hits, some lesser-known gems, and several previously unreleased studio and live recordings. The deluxe version of …

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“Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” film starring Frampton, The Bee Gees getting Blu-ray release

Shout! FactoryThe Beatles recently celebrated the 50th anniversary of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band with deluxe reissues of the influential 1967 album. Now, September 26 sees the Blu-ray disc release of the star-studded 1978 film inspired by the record. Produced by Robert Stigwood of Saturday Night Fever fame, the Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band film starred Peter Frampton …

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