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Pigs on the screen: Watch a clip of Roger Waters’ new concert film “Us + Them”

Trafalger Releasing/Sony Music Roger Waters has released a clip from his upcoming concert film Us + Them, featuring him performing a song from Pink Floyd‘s classic 1977 album Animals. In the clip, previewed on the Prog website, Waters performs “Pigs (Three Different Ones).”  As he sings the words, “Big man, pig man/Ha, ha, charade you are,” a video screen behind …

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The Who will “do a couple” of new songs on the next leg of their tour, says Roger Daltrey

Kevin Mazur/Getty ImagesThe Who will launch the next leg of their Moving On tour September 1 at New York’s Madison Square Garden — and Roger Daltrey says fans can expect to hear some new music this time around. Speaking to Metro, Daltrey says that The Who will “do a couple” of new songs from their forthcoming album as part of …

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The one thing Paul McCartney felt “weird” about doing in Emmy-nominated ‘Carpool Karaoke’ special

Craig Sugden/CBSCarpool Karaoke: When Corden Met McCartney, Live from Liverpool — the TV special featuring James Corden and Paul McCartney driving around the ex-Beatle’s hometown and performing in a pub — is up for five Emmys this year, and Corden himself is up for seven, five of which are related to that special.  Corden tells Variety that for him, the biggest …

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Eric Clapton was “nervous” about playing on George Harrison cover on her album, says Sheryl Crow

The Valory Music Co. Sheryl Crow‘s upcoming album Threads features her collaborating with many of her musical heroes and friends, including Bonnie Raitt, The Eagles’ Joe Walsh, Keith Richards, Stevie Nicks, James Taylor and Eric Clapton.  Clapton plays guitar on Crow’s cover of the George Harrison song “Beware of Darkness” — but surprisingly, she says he was insecure about re-recording …

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Watch the new video for Bruce Springsteen’s “I’ll Stand By You”

Columbia/Legacy Recordings A new video is out for “I’ll Stand By You,” the previously unreleased Bruce Springsteen song that appears on the soundtrack for the new movie Blinded By the Light. The video combines the lyrics from the song with clips from the film, which is based on the true story of the impact Springsteen’s music had on a Pakistani …

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UMG claims Tom Petty, Tupac and Steve Earle’s master tapes weren’t lost in 2008 fire

Samir Hussein/Getty ImagesUniversal Music Group is claiming that three of the four artists named in a class action lawsuit against the music giant didn’t lose original master recording tapes in that devastating 2008 storage facility fire, according to court documents obtained by Billboard. A declaration filed late Wednesday by UMG attorney Scott Edelman of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, claims …

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‘Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: In Concert’ packs 160 performances from Springsteen, Starr, U2, Jagger and more into 11 DVDs

Time Life/Rock and Roll Hall of FameCouldn’t get tickets to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony?  Don’t have HBO?  Don’t worry — Time Life has you covered with a massive DVD collection of legendary moments from the annual ceremonies starting in 2010 and running through 2017. Over 11 DVDs and 30 hours, the collection — called Rock …

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Aretha Franklin died with $1 million in uncashed checks

iStock/sampsyseedsIf you’re the type who lives paycheck to paycheck, this story may be hard for you to relate to. Billboard reports that according to newly filed court papers, Aretha Franklin had nearly one million dollars’ worth of uncashed checks in her possession at the time of her death a year ago.  The checks were discovered when the Queen of Soul’s …

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It was 50 years ago today: “People” magazine’s special Beatles 1969 issue available now

PEOPLE/Meredith CorporationIt’s been 50 years since The Beatles recorded their final album, Abbey Road, and in honor of that milestone, People magazine has produced a special issue dedicated to the Fab Four and how they spent that fateful year of 1969. The 96-page issue — available now on Amazon and at newsstands for $14 — covers the Beatles’ final days …

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‘Rocketman’ star Taron Egerton to narrate audiobook version of Elton John’s autobiography ‘ME’

Courtesy Henry HoltNot long ago, Rocketman star Taron Egerton told ABC Radio that he’d gotten an advance look at Elton John‘s upcoming autobiography, ME.  Now, he’s become an integral part of the whole project. Egerton has been chosen to narrate the audiobook version of ME, which is coming out October 15, the same day as the print version.  Listeners will …

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