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Def Leppard tops Rock & Roll Hall of Fame fan poll; Stevie Nicks finishes second

Credit: Kevin NixonThis year marked the first time that Def Leppard was nominated for induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame after being eligible for the honor since 2005.  And to pour some sugar on that, the band has finished first in the online fan poll choosing the most popular potential 2019 inductee. The British rockers accumulated more …

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First wave of physical Prince catalog reissues due out in February

Legacy RecordingsThe first installment of physical titles from the Prince catalog reissue campaign announced this past summer will arrive on February 8, 2019. Three Prince studio albums — 2004’s Musicology, 2006’s 3121 and 2007’s Planet Earth — will be re-released on CD and also will make their vinyl debut. The vinyl versions of the albums will be pressed on limited-edition …

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Daryl Hall & John Oates to play limited Vegas engagement next year

Credit: Stuart M. BergDaryl Hall & John Oates are heading to Sin City for a limited engagement in 2019. The duo will perform at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas on March 20, 22 and 23.  Tickets will go on sale to the public Friday, December 14, at noon PT. In a statement, Daryl Hall says, “I’ve played …

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Neil Young unhappy with sponsor, other aspects of Hyde Park concert with Bob Dylan

Credit: Danny ClinchLate last month, a joint concert featuring Neil Young and Bob Dylan was announced as the first show of the 2019 edition of London’s British Summer Time Hyde Park series.  Now Young has taken to his Neil Young Archives website to criticize certain aspects of the July 12 event. Firstly, Neil apologized to fans who expected to be …

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Journey’s Jonathan Cain and Steve Smith taking part in Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy Camp next year in Nashville

Courtesy of Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy CampJourney fans who journey to Nashville next year will have the chance to jam with and get musical pointers from two of the band’s members, keyboardist Jonathan Cain and drummer Steve Smith. Both artists will take part in the next Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy Camp installment, scheduled to run from February 28 to March …

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Lindsey Buckingham says he’s settled his lawsuit with Fleetwood Mac

Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham; Noam Galai/Getty ImagesLindsey Buckingham and Fleetwood Mac have apparently settled their differences.  Their legal ones, at least. Buckingham told CBS This Morning over the weekend that the lawsuit he filed in October against his former bandmates following his dismissal from Fleetwood Mac has been settled, and that he’s “happy enough with it.  “I’m not out …

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Peter Frampton to receive prestigious Les Paul Innovation Award at 2018 NAMM TEC Awards

Credit: Yann CharlesPeter Frampton will receive the Les Paul Innovation Award at the 34rd annual NAMM Technical Excellence & Creativity (TEC) Awards, scheduled to take place on Saturday, January 26, 2019, in Anaheim, California. The honor, named after late electric guitar and multi-track recording pioneer Les Paul, recognizes people or institutions that have made a significant impact on the world …

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Lionel Richie and The O’Jays among artists performing at Miami’s Jazz in the Gardens

Courtesy of Jazz in the GardensLionel Richie and The O’Jays are among the many stars who will be performing next year at the 14th annual Jazz in the Gardens Music Fest in the Miami area. The two-day festival will be held March 9 and 10 at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. The lineup also includes Bobby Brown and …

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Joe Perry to miss Alice Cooper’s 2018 Christmas Pudding charity concert on Saturday

Courtesy of Alice Cooper’s Solid RockAlice Cooper‘s 2018 Christmas Pudding charity concert this Saturday was supposed to feature a headlining performance by the Hollywood Vampires, the shock rocker’s supergroup with Aerosmith‘s Joe Perry and actor Johnny Depp, but unfortunately Perry won’t be performing at the show. In a post on his Sold Rock Foundation’s official Facebook page, Cooper reports, “Joe …

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Elton John releases video of rare TV performance of “Step into Christmas”; issues new digital holiday EP

Courtesy of DawBellA rare U.K. TV performance featuring Elton John and his famous backing band playing his classic 1973 holiday single “Step into Christmas” was rediscovered recently and premiered Friday on the pop-rock legend’s official YouTube channel. The footage hails from a December 22, 1973, appearance on the Gilbert O’Sullivan: Welcome to My Show variety program, which was broadcast on …

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