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Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons-Related Releases Due Out in Conjunction with “Jersey Boys” Film Premiere

RhinoIn celebration of the impending premiere of the film adaptation of Jersey Boys, the award-winning musical that tells the story of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons, a series of special releases will be arriving in stores in the coming weeks. In addition to the movie’s soundtrack, which hits stores on June 24, an expansive 18-disc box set of Valli …

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Brian Wilson Reportedly Collaborating with Eclectic List of Singers; Reacts to Negative Fan Comments

Disney Pearl RecordsSome interesting new details have emerged about Brian Wilson‘s next solo album, which apparently will see the Beach Boys mastermind teaming up with an eclectic variety of artists. Rolling Stone reports that songs Wilson has recorded with three young female artists — country singer Kacey Musgraves, actress-turned-indie-pop-star Zooey Deschanel and modern-day chanteuse Lana Del Rey — are in …

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The Yardbirds Launching New US Tour Next Week; Drummer Jim McCarty Also Schedules Solo Gigs

Courtesy of The YardbirdsMore than 50 years since they first formed in London, The Yardbirds are bringing their blazing blues rock to venues on both sides of the Atlantic. The band will kick off a brief new U.S. tour on Friday, June 20, in Lake Tahoe, Nevada, and the trek is scheduled to run through a June 29 show in …

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New Box Set to Focus on Allman Brothers Band’s Famed Fillmore East Concerts

Jim Marshall Photography LLCAs The Allman Brothers Band prepares to retire later this year after an amazing 45-year career, a new six-CD box set revisiting what arguably is the group’s most famous series of live performances will be released on July 29. The 1971 Fillmore East Recordings takes an expanded look at the four concerts The Allman Brothers played on …

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All Three New Led Zeppelin Reissues Debut in Top 10 of “Billboard” 200 Chart

Atlantic Records/Swan SongLed Zeppelin fans showed a whole lotta love for the band’s new reissues: all three albums have landed in the top 10 of the Billboard 200 chart. According to Billboard, the revamped editions of the British rock legends’ 1969 self-titled debut and two follow-up releases, 1969’s Led Zeppelin II and 1970’s Led Zeppelin III, bowed at #7, #9 …

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Aretha Franklin Says She Loves to Exercise in Walmart and Kmart

Aretha’s RecordsWhere does a music legend go to get a little exercise? If you’re Aretha Franklin, you think retail. “I walk super stores — Walmart and Kmart…Yeah, I walk all of them,” the Queen of Soul revealed on Wednesday’s Live with Kelly and Michael. If you’re thinking Franklin would be recognized by other shoppers, you’re right. The singer said people …

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Eric Clapton Premieres Lyric Video for Lead Single from JJ Cale Tribute Album

Universal MusicEric Clapton is treating fans to a preview of The Breeze, his upcoming star-studded tribute album honoring late singer/songwriter JJ Cale, by releasing a lyric video to the record’s first single, “Call Me the Breeze.” The animated clip shows a vintage pickup truck traveling down a highway through a variety of American landscapes, while the lyrics periodically appear on …

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Paul Stanley Says “Time Tells All” When It Comes to KISS Las Vegas Residency

Brian Lowe Rumors have been flying that KISS will be playing a residency in Las Vegas this fall. Various signs have begun popping up around Sin City with photos of the band and the words “Coming Fall 2014.” When asked by ABC News Radio directly if he could confirm the residency, Paul Stanley sidestepped the question by answering, “I’ve seen …

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Upcoming Biography Focuses on Paul McCartney’s Years Fronting Wings

Ballantine BooksA new Paul McCartney biography that examines the turbulent decade in the Beatles legend’s life that followed the breakup of his famous group will be hitting book stores in the coming days. Man on the Run: Paul McCartney in the 1970s follows the singer’s bitter split from the Fab Four, his struggles to launch a solo career and the …

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New Doors Tribute Album Features an All-Star Lineup of Veteran Musicians

Purple Pyramid RecordsA mind-blowing lineup of veteran artists is featured on a new tribute album paying homage to The Doors that’s scheduled to hit stores on June 24. Light My Fire — A Classic Rock Salute to The Doors includes contributions from Todd Rundgren, Edgar Winter, ex-Foreigner singer Lou Gramm, former Grand Funk Railroad frontman Mark Farner, Steve Cropper, The …

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