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Two R&B Legends — Aretha Franklin and Earth, Wind & Fire — Release New Music Today

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RCA RecordsR&B legends Aretha Franklin and Earth, Wind & Fire are releasing new music Tuesday. Aretha Franklin Sings the Great Diva Classics finds the Queen of Soul performing ten cover versions of songs made famous by other great female singers while Earth, Wind & Fire is out with its first Christmas album, Holiday. The Great Diva Classics contains Aretha’s version ... Read More »

Bob Seger Talks New Album, “Ride Out”; Discusses Possibility of Retiring from the Road

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Capitol RecordsLast week, Bob Seger released his first new studio album in more than eight years, Ride Out. The 10-track collection is made up mostly of tunes penned by the Michigan rocker, but also features four covers, including songs by John Hiatt, Steve Earle and Australian singer/songwriter Kacey Chambers. It’s not the norm for Seger to include so many non-originals ... Read More »

Ringo Starr Named Spokesperson for Skechers

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Image Courtesy of Rob ShanahanRingo Starr has been named the latest spokesperson for Skechers. The legendary drummer will endorse Skechers Relaxed Fit footwear in a campaign that will launch next spring with a new TV commercial. Skechers notes that until now, the Relaxed Fit footwear ads have focused on pro athletes. It says, “[W]e can’t wait for everyone to see ... Read More »

Santana to Perform Instrumental Version of National Anthem at World Series

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Image Courtesy Maryanne Bilham/RCA Records Carlos Santana will perform an instrumental version of “The Star-Spangled Banner” Saturday at Game Four of the 2014 World Series between the San Francisco Giants and the Kansas City Royals in San Francisco, a Fox spokesman confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter. Country singer Trisha Yearwood will perform the national anthem before Game One Tuesday in ... Read More »

Paul McCartney Discusses Twerking, Tattoos and Favorite Current Tunes in New Twitter Q&A

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MPL/Mary McCartney Paul McCartney took to his Twitter account on Monday for a Q&A session with fans, during which the rock legend candidly, and often humorously, shared a variety of personal revelations. Among the many topics Sir Paul chatted about were his current favorite songs and the best gigs he ever attended. McCartney said the tunes that he’s enjoying most ... Read More »

Rolling Stones Sax Player Bobby Keys to Miss Band’s Australian Tour

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Image Courtesy of Brian RasicWhen The Rolling Stones kick off their rescheduled tour of Australia and New Zealand this Saturday, they’ll do it without their longtime touring saxophone player, Bobby Keys. According to a message on the band’s official website, the 70-year-old musician, whose association with The Stones dates back to the group’s 1969 album Let It Bleed, will miss ... Read More »

Deluxe Reissue of 1977 Solo Album by Founding Byrd Gene Clark to Be Released Next Month

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High Moon RecordsA deluxe CD edition of Two Sides to Every Story, a long-out-of-print 1977 solo album by late founding Byrds singer Gene Clark, will be released on November 18. The remastered 10-track disc comes packaged in a hardbound “Eco-Book” featuring 26 pages of previously unseen photos, extensive liner notes, lyrics and more. The album also contains a download card ... Read More »

Aerosmith’s Joe Perry Says He Wanted New Memoir to Be as “Equal as Possible” About the Band’s Story

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Image Courtesy of Simon & SchusterAerosmith guitarist Joe Perry released a new memoir titled Rocks: My Life In and Out of Aerosmith earlier this month, and he’s wrapping up a book-signing tour in support of the tome tonight in Los Angeles. In Rocks, Perry charts his journey from a guitar-obsessed teenager to becoming a driving force in one of America’s ... Read More »

Expanded, 40th Anniversary Edition of Supertramp’s “Crime of the Century” Arriving in December

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Universal Music EnterprisesThis year marks the 40th anniversary of the release of Supertramp‘s Crime of the Century, the album that brought the U.K. band its first taste of commercial success in the U.S. To mark the milestone, a remastered, two-CD version of the album will hit stores on December 9. Crime of the Century, Supertramp’s third studio effort, was released ... Read More »

Happy 88th Birthday to Chuck Berry!

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Image Courtesy of Chuck Berry’s ManagementHail, hail, Chuck Berry, who celebrates his 88th birthday today. The rock ‘n’ roll pioneer has been a national treasure since he duck-walked onto the music scene some 60 years ago. Not that we need reminding, but his many unforgettable tunes include “Johnny B. Goode,” “Maybellene,” “Roll Over Beethoven,” “Sweet Little Sixteen,” “Brown Eyed Handsome ... Read More »