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Guitarist Slick Aguilar to Rejoin Jefferson Starship for Two Shows This Weekend

Jefferson Starship’s Paul Kantner and Slick Aguilar (Photo: Mike Thut)Jefferson Starship will be reunited with one of its longtime members this weekend, as guitarist Mark “Slick” Aguilar will perform with the band for the first time since 2012, when he was forced to leave the group because of a serious liver ailment. Aguilar will hit the stage with the veteran …

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Documentary About ‘David Bowie Is’ Museum Exhibit to Be Screened in US Theaters Next Month

Image Courtesy of Jimmy KingA new documentary that focuses on “David Bowie Is,” the expansive exhibit that celebrates the influential British rocker, will be screened in theaters across the U.S. on September 23, the same day the display opens at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago. The movie, titled David Bowie Is Happening Now, was produced by London’s Victoria …

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Madonna Calls for Cease-Fire in Israel-Hamas Conflict

Cliff Lipson/CBSMadonna has renewed her calls for a cease-fire in the ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas. Last week, she uploaded to Instagram a photo of flowers, and wrote, “These flowers are like the innocent children of GAZA! Who has a right to destroy them? No One!!!! CEASE FIRE! #peaceinthemiddleeast.” She subsequently posted a picture of herself and declared, “I …

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The Moody Blues Kick Off New North American Tour Tonight

Image Courtesy of Chris Hewlett PRThe Moody Blues have returned to North America for a late summer tour that gets under way tonight in Syracuse, New York. The outing includes a total of 26 shows, and will stop mostly in cities in the northeastern and midwestern U.S., winding down with a September 4-5 stand at the Ravinia Festival in Highland …

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Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers Perform New Album Tunes on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”

Image Courtesy of Mary Ellen MatthewsTom Petty & the Heartbreakers celebrated the release this week of their new album Hypnotic Eye with an appearance on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live! Thursday night. After Jimmy packed his studio audience onto open-air tour buses, they drove to Culver City, California, for a private concert at Petty’s rehearsal space. The band played “American Dream: …

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Listen to Smokey Robinson and Elton John’s Duet of “Tracks of My Tears” Online Now

Autumn de Wilde/Verve RecordsSmokey Robinson‘s upcoming duets album, Smokey & Friends, includes a collaboration with Elton John on a new version of the Motown legend’s “Tracks of My Tears.” While the album won’t be released until August 19, RollingStone.com has posted the audio of the song for your listening pleasure. A month ago, a video was released in which Elton …

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Steven Tyler & Joe Perry’s Rearranged Version of “Dream On” Released as Single to Benefit Marathon Bombing Victims

Image Courtesy of E:60In April, Aerosmith‘s Steven Tyler and Joe Perry teamed up with the Southern California Children’s Chorus to perform an updated version of their band’s classic song “Dream On” for a TV special paying tribute to the victims of last year’s Boston Marathon bombings. Now, a recording of the performance, which has been titled “Dream On (Boston Strong …

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New Box Set Featuring Seven Classic Foreigner Albums to Be Released in October

Rhino/AtlanticDuring its commercial heyday, Foreigner released one memorable hit after the next, reaching the top 40 of the Billboard Hot 100 more than a dozen times between the late 1970 and late 1980s. Now, a new box set gathering together the veteran rockers’ first seven studio albums and featuring all of their best-known tunes is scheduled to be released this …

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Posthumous Studio Album by The Bee Gees’ Robin Gibb Due Out in Late September

Frank Hoensch/Getty ImagesIt’s been more than two years since The Bee Gees‘ Robin Gibb passed away at age 62 after a battle with cancer, but now a new studio album featuring recordings the singer made several years ago is being prepared for a September 30 release. The record, named 50 St. Catherine’s Drive after Robin’s birthplace on the U.K.’s Isle …

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The Who’s Townshend and Daltrey Working on British TV Series Focusing on 1960s London Music Scene

Ross Halfin/Universal MusicThe Who‘s Pete Townsend and Roger Daltrey are collaborating with Simon West, director of such action/adventure flicks as Con Air and The Expendables 2, on a new U.K. television series that will focus on the London music scene during the mid-1960s. British magazine Broadcast reports that the Rock and Roll Hall of Famers will oversee the music and …

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