Columbia RecordsThe second installment of an eight-part video series on the making of Aerosmith's upcoming album, Music from Another Dimension!, has debuted online at Vimeo.com. The three-minute segment includes footage shot in the summer of 2011 of the band members poring over song ideas at guitarist Joe Perry's Boston-area studio, The Boneyard, and at the group's Vindaloo rehearsal space in Hanover, Massachusetts. read more ≫
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Epic/Legacy RecordingsMichael Jackson's hit-packed album Bad turned 25 late last month, and to celebrate the anniversary, the late King of Pop's estate has re-released his 1987 album as a three-CD, one-DVD deluxe set called Bad 25. The package arrived on shelves on Tuesday.
Fans will hear re-mastered versions of Jackson's singles "I Just Can't Stop Loving You," "Bad," "The Way You Make Me Feel," "Man in the Mirror" and "Dirty Diana." But what makes Bad 25 extra special is the inclusion of previously unreleased material and song demos recorded at Michael's personal studio. read more ≫
AmericasPopMusicHallofFame.orgCanonsburg, Pennsylvania, a town of about 9,000 people located outside of Pittsburgh, is planning to put itself on the map by opening a new attraction called America's Pop Music Hall of Fame next summer. On Sunday, hall of fame officials announced the institution's first 40 nominees, of which 20 will be chosen for induction in May. Only artists who have had a song on the U.S. charts between 1946 and 1975 currently are eligible to be inducted. read more ≫
TheSunflowerJam.comThe annual sixth Sunflower Jam benefit concert took place September 16 at London's Royal Albert Hall, and featured some jaw-dropping onstage collaborations. Among the many stars who performed at the event were Alice Cooper, ***** guitarist Brian May, Led Zeppelin bassist John Paul Jones, Deep Purple drummer Ian Paice and Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickenson. Backing many of the guest artists was a house band that included ex-Whitesnake guitarist Micky *****, former Scorpions guitarist Uli Jon Roth, and long read more ≫