Photo: Martyn AtkinsWith Electric Light Orchestra celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, frontman Jeff Lynne is set to return with a pair of new albums in the fall. One set will feature a selection of classic covers and the other will boast rerecorded versions of some of ELO's most popular tunes. Both releases are scheduled to hit stores on October 9. read more ≫
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MSO PRA handful of Who fans who held onto tickets from a 1979 show the band canceled in Providence, Rhode Island, will get to see the rock legends play free of charge at the city's Dunkin Donuts Center in February. As previously reported, the arena's general manager, Larry Lepore, offered anyone willing to trade in tickets from the nixed concert replacement passes to the February 26 Providence show, which is the last scheduled stop on The Who's upcoming North American Quadrophenia tour. read more ≫
Legacy RecordingsBob Dylan fans can get a taste of his upcoming album, Tempest, in a new trailer for the second season of the original Cinemax drama series Strike Back. The teaser clip, which can be viewed online now, includes the new Dylan song "Early Roman Kings," a blues-infused number reminiscent of a lot of the folk-rock great's other recent recordings. read more ≫
Adam Nelson/Workhouse PRAs Grateful Dead fans remember the late Jerry Garcia on what would have been his 70th birthday, another rock legend, David Crosby, has composed a special poem paying homage to the revered guitarist and songwriter. Crosby will read the piece, "Cause I'm Missing Him Tonight," during a free webcast event called "Move Me Brightly" that will be streamed live from founding Dead member Bob Weir's TRI Studios in San Rafael, California, on Friday. read more ≫
Mark Sullivan/WireImageIn the ongoing Jackson family saga, it appears that Jermaine Jackson wants to be the peacemaker.
In a lengthy essay to which he has tweeted a link, Jermaine relates a conversation that he had with his son, Jaafar, in which Jaafar asked him, "Is it true that we cannot visit grandmother's house as a family anymore?" This "heart-breaking" conversation, writes Jermaine, caused him to reconsider the events of the past few weeks. read more ≫