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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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Heart guitarist Nancy Wilson’s side project Roadcase Royale to make live debut at MS benefit next month

Credit: Julie BergmanHeart guitarist Nancy Wilson‘s new side project, Roadcase Royale, will give its debut live performance at the fifth annual Rock Against MS Benefit Concert & Award Show, scheduled for March 25 at the Los Angeles Theatre in downtown L.A. The star-studded event, which is organized by the Rock Against MS Foundation, helps raise awareness about multiple sclerosis and …

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The Beatles released the “Strawberry Fields Forever”/”Penny Lane” single 50 years ago today

Bettmann/Getty ImagesToday marks the 50th anniversary of the release of The Beatles‘ two-sided single featuring “Strawberry Fields Forever” and “Penny Lane.” Both tracks were recorded during the same sessions that yielded the Fab Four’s landmark 1967 album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band and were examples of the groundbreaking sonic innovations the band was incorporating into its music. “Penny Lane” …

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New documentary about The Beach Boys’ “Pet Sounds” album to premiere on Showtime in April

Capitol/UMeA new documentary about the creation of The Beach Boys‘ influential 1966 album Pet Sounds will premiere in April on Showtime. The film, titled Beach Boys: Making Pet Sounds, was made in conjunction with the recording’s 50th anniversary, and includes new interviews with surviving band members Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Al Jardine, Bruce Johnston and David Marks. The doc also …

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Randy Bachman featured on new version of Bachman-Turner Overdrive’s “You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet”

Credit: Mike HoughRandy Bachman makes a guest appearance on the upcoming album by award-winning Canadian blues guitarist Steve Strongman, No Time Like Now, which will be released on March 10. Bachman lends his guitar talents to a new rendition of his chart-topping 1974 Bachman-Turner Overdrive classic “You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet. Randy, who wrote the song, plays the second guitar …

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Grammys 2017 — the performances

Bruno Mars performs a tribute to Prince; Monty Brinton/CBSAs usual, Sunday night’s Grammy Awards were less about the awards, and more about the performances, as unexpected artists duetted with one another, and artists who perhaps weren’t household names going into the show proved why they were nominated in the first place. Here’s rundown of who sang what: Adele opened the …

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