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In new “Rocketman” featurette, Elton John says the movie “had to be as honest as possible”

Taron Egerton as Elton John in “Rocketman” from Paramount PicturesElton John‘s upcoming biopic Rocketman is a “magical retelling” of the legendary singer’s life, according to its director, Dexter Fletcher.  But according to Elton himself, while the movie has some fantastical elements, it doesn’t gloss over any of the real-life bad stuff. In a new featurette, Elton says, “It had to …

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New David Crosby doc gets July theatrical premiere; Crosby hired as “Rolling Stone” advice columnist

Courtesy of Sony Pictures ClassicsAfter being screened at several 2019 film festivals, the new documentary David Crosby: Remember My Name will get its theatrical premiere on July 19 in New York City and Los Angeles, with a nationwide opening to follow. As previously reported, Remember My Name takes a warts-and-all look at the 77-year-old folk-rock legend’s life, including his battle …

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Thanks to the late Johnny Cash, Sheryl Crow says “Redemption Day” has finally arrived

Big Machine Label Group On Wednesday afternoon at Cash Cabin just outside Nashville, Sheryl Crow premiered her new video for “Redemption Day” for a small group of music industry insiders. The new recording is a duet with the late Johnny Cash, and is the lead single from Crow’s upcoming album that features collaborations with rockers like Keith Richards, Stevie Nicks and Don Henley, as well …

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The Doors’ Robby Krieger lines up brief East Coast road trip in June

Credit: Jill JarrettDoors guitarist Robby Krieger will be heading east in early June for a trio of concerts with his solo band. The recently announced shows are scheduled for June 6 in Glendale, Pennsylvania; June 7 in Riverhead, New York; and June 9 in Albany, New York. Tickets for all three gigs are available for purchase now. Visit RobbyKrieger.com for …

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Official Grateful Dead graphic novel detailing the band’s origins due out in 2020

Z2 ComicsZ2 Comics has partnered with The Grateful Dead to create a graphic novel that delves into the story of the group’s formation and emergence as one of America’s most important and enduring bands. Grateful Dead Origins boasts an original story written by Chris Miskiewicz, with illustrations by Noah Van Sciver. The novel follows the group’s transformation from a bar …

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Janet Jackson is taking “Control” of your turntable with new vinyl release

A&M/UMe Newly minted Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Janet Jackson is giving fans another way to listen to her breakthrough album. On June 7, you’ll be able to buy her 1986 classic Control on vinyl, in your choice of either black or translucent red.  It marks the first time that the album has been available on vinyl since its …

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Jon Bon Jovi to sail with fans in the Mediterranean this summer

Credit: David BergmanJon Bon Jovi will be cruising into the summer with a few thousand of his closest pals. Following his recently completed Runaway to Paradise Caribbean fan cruise, which sailed from Miami to the Bahamas last weekend, the New Jersey rocker has announced another edition of the cruise for this summer, this time in the Mediterranean.  The cruise will …

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Fleetwood Mac announces rescheduled tour dates

Randee St. NicholasFleetwood Mac have announced rescheduled dates for the North American shows they were forced to cancel due to Stevie Nicks‘ recent bout with the flu. The rescheduled shows start October 28 in Boston and run through November 12 in Edmonton, Alberta. That show will serve as the official end of the group’s current world tour. All previously held …

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Dennis DeYoung recording Beatles tribute tune for upcoming solo album

Courtesy of Dennis DeYoungEx-Styx singer/keyboardist Dennis DeYoung has shared some details about a new tune that he’s working on for his forthcoming solo album — and it sounds pretty fab. In a recent post on his official Facebook page, DeYoung reports that the song, which is among the last tracks he’s recording for the project, has a title “taken directly …

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Alice Cooper-led supergroup the Hollywood Vampires’ second album, “Rise,” due in June; band releases new song

earMUSICThe Hollywood Vampires, the supergroup featuring Alice Cooper, Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry and actor/rocker Johnny Depp, will release their sophomore album, Rise, on June 21. Unlike the band’s star-studded self-titled 2015 debut, the new record features mostly new original songs, along with select cover tunes by three dearly departed rock artists. The covers are David Bowie‘s “Heroes,” which is sung …

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