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Keith Richards Says His Grandfather “Teased” Him into Playing the Guitar

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Douglas Gorenstein/NBCKeith Richards stopped by The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon Tuesday night to promote his new children’s book, Gus & Me: The Story of My Granddad and My First Guitar. The 70-year-old Rolling Stones guitarist told Fallon his grandfather “teased” him into playing the guitar by keeping one high and out of Keith’s reach, telling him that if he ... Read More »

Robert Plant Wants to Record with Jack White — on Monday Afternoon, If Possible

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Image Courtesy of Ed MilesIt appears that what’s good enough for Neil Young is good enough for Robert Plant. On Tuesday, the Led Zeppelin singer revealed in a Facebook Q&A event coinciding with the release of his new solo album, Lullaby and…The Ceaseless Roar, that he’d like to record with ex-White Stripes frontman Jack White, with whom Young collaborated on ... Read More »

British Blues Great John Mayall Launches September US Tour

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Image Courtesy of Jeff FasanoBritish blues legend John Mayall will launch a new series of U.S. dates tonight in support of his latest album, A Special Life, with a show in Ogunquit, Maine. The trek, which will visit a variety of venues in the Northeast, includes 16 shows and will wind down on September 25 in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania. Mayall’s current ... Read More »

Keith Richards Says He Hopes His New Children’s Book Will Help “Make Grandpas Hip”

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Business WireKeith Richards made an appearance on NBC’s Today show on Tuesday morning and chatted with host Matt Lauer about his just-published children’s book, Gus & Me: The Story of My Granddad and My First Guitar. Lauer pointed out that most people don’t think of Richards “and the words ‘children’s book’ in the same sentence,” to which the Rolling Stones ... Read More »

Bono Says U2 Was Paid by Apple for Free Album Giveaway

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Interscope RecordsU2 is offering its new album, Songs of Innocence, for free on iTunes. But the band has still cashed in on the release. U2 frontman Bono tells Time magazine he and his band mates were paid by Apple for the giveaway, though he wouldn’t say how much. He says, “I don’t believe in free music. Music is a sacrament.” ... Read More »

U2 Releases New Album, “Songs of Innocence,” as a Free Download on iTunes

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Image Courtesy Interscope RecordsAs had been rumored, U2 made a not-so-surprise appearance Tuesday afternoon at a Cupertino, California Apple corporate launch event for the new Apple Watch and iPhone 6. There, the band made news of its own: their .long-in-the-works new album is now available, right now, free on iTunes. The album, Songs of Innocence, was made immediately available for ... Read More »

Updated: David Bowie Compilation “Nothing Has Changed,” Featuring Brand-New Song, to Be Released November 18

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Image Courtesy of Jimmy KingOfficial U.S. release details have been announced for the upcoming David Bowie compilation, Nothing Has Changed, which will include a new tune titled “Sue (Or In a Season of Crime).” The retrospective, which will span Bowie’s half-century career from 1964 to 2014, will hit stores November 18. Nothing Has Changed will be available in several configurations, ... Read More »

Keith Richards and Daughter Theodora Talk About Rock Legend’s New Children’s Book, “Gus & Me”

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Business WireKeith Richards‘ autobiographical children’s book, Gus & Me: The Story of My Granddad and My First Guitar, will hit stores this Tuesday. In the 32-page book, which was illustrated by the Rolling Stones guitarist’s 29-year-old daughter Theodora, Keith recounts how his beloved grandfather helped inspire his own passion for playing music. “I’ve always wanted to pay homage to Gus,” ... Read More »