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Rolling Stones Release Trailer for Upcoming “Totally Stripped” Audio/Video Collection

Eagle Rock EntertainmentA trailer for the upcoming Rolling Stones release Totally Stripped, an expanded, multi-format version of the band’s 1995 unplugged album Stripped, has premiered online. The 30-second promo video includes brief interview segments with Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, as well as clips of the group performing and behind-the-scenes footage. The Stripped album featured a combination of tracks that …

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Bruce Springsteen Lends Adele His Coat During Windy Portugal Gig

Danny Clinch; Alasdair McLellanBruce Springsteen is a true gentleman. According to U.K.’s The Mirror, the New Jersey rocker gave pop superstar Adele his jacket during his chilly outdoor Rock in Rio concert in Lisbon, Portugal, last week. Adele reportedly recounted his kind act during her own Lisbon show over the weekend. “I was wearing a ridiculous skirt, which was silly. …

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ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons Performing on Latest “Skyville Live” Online Concert Event Tonight

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Credit: Blain ClausenJust a reminder that the upcoming sixth installment of the Skyville Live online concert series, headlined by ZZ Top frontman Billy Gibbons, takes place tonight, May 24, at 8 p.m. ET/7 p.m. CT. The show also will include performances by Australian rock-guitar whiz Orianthi, up-and-coming country star Frankie Ballard, rock-soul singer ZZ Ward and veteran roots-rock singer/songwriter Mike …

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Paul McCartney Launches Virtual Reality Video Series to Promote Forthcoming Compilation

Courtesy of MPL CommunicationsPaul McCartney fans may be amazed by a unique new virtual-reality documentary series the rock legend has launched to promote his upcoming compilation, Pure McCartney. The six-part series, titled Pure McCartney VR, captures Sir Paul sharing stories about various songs featured on the new album while offering the viewer an immersive 360-degree look at a room in …

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Bob Dylan Celebrates His 75th Birthday Today

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Gus Stewart/Redferns via Getty ImagesHappy birthday, Bob Dylan. The legendary, much-lauded singer-songwriter was born Robert Allen Zimmerman 75 years ago today in Duluth, Minnesota. Dylan made his early mark as a folk artist, chronicling and commenting on the social unrest of the 1960s with songs like 1963’s “Blowin’ in the Wind” and 1964’s “The Times They Are a-Changin’.” With his …

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Steven Tyler & Joan Jett to Narrate Episodes of New Discovery Channel Nature Series

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Zack Whitford; Courtesy of Discovery ChannelMusic meets nature in a new Discovery Channel series called Hello World! that premieres July 9. Steven Tyler and Joan Jett are among the music stars lending their music and voices to the family-friendly six-part show. Each episode of the family-friendly program will feature narration from an artist and showcase one of their songs. In …

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Paul McCartney Considered Quitting Music After “Depressing” Beatles Breakup

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Keystone-France/Gamma-Keystone via Getty ImageAt a glance, it appears as if Paul McCartney took the breakup of The Beatles in stride, almost immediately releasing a pair of solo albums — McCartney and Ram — before forming Wings two years later. In truth, he was so depressed he hit the bottle for a while and seriously considered getting out of music altogether. …

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Carlos Santana Says Band Has Recorded an “Absolutely Incredible” Album with Ron Isley

Courtesy of Santana IVSantana‘s new studio album, Santana IV, not only features a reunion of most of the influential Latin-rock band’s original members, but also a guest appearance by legendary soul/R&B singer Ron Isley, who lends his talents to a pair of tunes. However, Carlos Santana recently revealed that those tunes — “Love Makes the World Go Round” and “Freedom …

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Rare David Bowie Music to Be Featured in New Episode of UK Documentary Series

Credit: Jimmy KingA new documentary scheduled to air on British television in July will feature a variety of previously unreleased David Bowie recordings, NME reports. The show will be the second episode of a four-part series titled The People’s History of Pop that premiered on the BBC4 channel last month. A BBC rep confirmed to NME that the program, which …

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Madonna to Critics of Prince Tribute: “Deal With It!”

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Kevin Winter/Getty Images via ABCAfter receiving criticism for her tribute to Prince at the Billboard Music Awards last night, Madonna is hitting back on Instagram. “Deal with It!” she writes in one post, in apparent reference to the backlash. She adds in a second post, “Anyone who wants to do a tribute to Prince is welcome to. Whatever your age …

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