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Matchbox Twenty tell their origin story in new video

Credit: Randall SlavinMatchbox Twenty are celebrating 2020 by hitting the road for an extensive summer tour.  In a new video promoting the trek, the guys look back on their early days, when they were just another band from Orlando called Tabitha’s Secret. Tabitha’s Secret included singer Rob Thomas, and current Matchbox Twenty members Paul Doucette and Brian Yale.  “All the …

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Streams of Rush songs and albums surge after death of drummer Neil Peart

Kevin Winter/Getty ImagesFollowing the January 10 announcement of Rush drummer Neil Peart‘s death, streams of the Canadian prog-rock trio’s songs experienced a huge surge in the U.S., according to reports from Nielsen Music/MRC Data. During the period of January 10 through January 13, on-demand audio and video streams of Rush songs increased by more than 776% from the previous four-day …

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“I Can’t Read ’97,” second track from new David Bowie digital rarities EP, released today

ParlophoneThe second installment of a six-song digital EP of rare David Bowie recordings called David Bowie Is It Any Wonder? was released today via streaming services. The EP is being issued one track each week through February 14.  Today’s track,  “I Can’t Read ’97,” is a previously unreleased version of a tune that originally appeared on the 1989 self-titled debut …

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Men at Work’s Colin Hay offering meet-and-greets on his solo tour to benefit Australian bushfire relief

Credit: Sebastian SmithMen at Work‘s Colin Hay recently announced dates for a major 2020 U.S. solo tour, and now the singer/songwriter has revealed plans for a charitable aspect to the trek to help raise funds for brushfire relief in his former Australian homeland. For fans purchasing tickets to his forthcoming shows, Hay is offering a VIP upgrade that will include …

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New book series turns songs by The Beach Boys and Fleetwood Mac into children’s stories

Akashic BooksA new series of illustrated children’s books called LyricPop that are based on the lyrics to select popular songs will launch on June 2. The first installment of the series will feature four books, based on The Beach Boys‘ “Good Vibrations,” Fleetwood Mac‘s “Don’t Stop,” Twisted Sister‘s “We’re Not Gonna Take It” and late reggae star Peter Tosh‘s “African.” …

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Cheap Trick, Gloria Gaynor to headline 2020 Grammy Celebration after-party event following ceremony

David McClister; Alex ArroyoCheap Trick and Gloria Gaynor are part of the entertainment lineup for a special after-party event that will take place at the Los Angeles Convention Center in L.A., immediately following the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, January 26. The Rock & Roll Hall of Famers and the disco legend will co-headline the bash, which is called …

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Watch official trailer for The Band doc ‘Once Were Brothers,’ opening in select theaters in February

Photo: © Elliott Landy 1969/Magnolia PicturesAn official trailer for the new documentary Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and The Band has debuted online. The two-and-a-half-minute preview features brief interview snippets with Robertson, Bruce Springsteen, Eric Clapton, The Last Waltz director Martin Scorsese and others while highlighting some key moments in the history of the influential Americana group. In one segment, …

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Scorpions schedule “Sin City Nights” Las Vegas residency with Queensrÿche in July

Courtesy of Live NationThis summer, The Scorpions will rock Las Vegas like a hurricane. The German heavy-metal legends have scheduled a residency dubbed “Sin City Nights” that will take place at Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on July 4, 8, 11, 14, 16, 18, 21, 23 and 25. Opening the concerts will be Queensrÿche. “We are very …

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Elton John says his Oscar-nominated song was inspired by The Supremes

George Pimentel/WireImageElton John and Bernie Taupin‘s partnership has lasted more than 50 years, even though they never write their songs together. Bernie writes the lyrics and then hands them off to Elton — which is why Taupin admits that he was really surprised at what Elton did with their Oscar-nominated song “(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again.” The song, which plays …

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Left Banke vocalist Steve Martin Caro, who sang “Walk Away Renee,” dies at age 71

L-R: Mike Brown, Steve Martin Caro, Tom Finn, George Cameron, Rick Brand of The Left Banke; Michael Ochs Archives/Getty ImagesSteve Martin Caro, founding lead singer of the 1960s baroque-pop act The Left Banke, died Tuesday at the age 71, according to a post on the band’s official Facebook fan page. “It is with a heavy heart that I have to …

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