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Two-Disc Grateful Dead 50th Anniversary Retrospective Due in March

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Rhino MediaA new two-CD Grateful Dead compilation will be released on March 31 as part of a yearlong celebration marking the band’s 50th anniversary. The Best of The Grateful Dead features 32 chronologically-arranged tracks, including at least one song from each of the group’s studio albums. The career-spanning collection focuses on studio versions of The Grateful Dead’s songs, and boasts ... Read More »

John Mellencamp Kicking Off Plain Spoken Tour Tonight in South Bend, Indiana

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Image Courtesy of Republic RecordsJohn Mellencamp‘s extensive North American tour in support of his 2014 album, Plain Spoken, gets under way tonight in South Bend, Indiana. The 80-date trek includes multi-night stands in a number of cities, including the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer’s hometown, Bloomington, Indiana; New York City; Nashville; Minneapolis; Chicago; Clearwater, Florida; and Toronto and Regina, ... Read More »

All-Star “Live at Knebworth” Concert Featuring McCartney, Pink Floyd, Plant & Page and More Coming to Blu-ray

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Eagle Rock EntertainmentIn 1990, concert organizers in the U.K. gathered together a bunch of prior winners of that nation’s prestigious Silver Clef Award for the annual Knebworth Festival. The gala featured a jaw-dropping lineup that included Paul McCartney, Pink Floyd, Elton John, Eric Clapton, Dire Straits, Phil Collins and Genesis, as well as a set by Robert Plant with a ... Read More »

Robert Plant, Elvis Costello Featured on New Album by Bluegrass Great Ralph Stanley

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Ed Miles/Nonesuch Records; Andy GottsRobert Plant and Elvis Costello have been known to explore American roots music on their own albums, and now the two Rock and Roll Hall of Famers are featured on the latest record by arguably one of the genre’s most influential artists, bluegrass legend Ralph Stanley. Ralph Stanley & Friends: Man of Constant Sorrow, which was ... Read More »