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Dave Mason to release reimagined version of debut album, ‘Alone Together,’ in July

Courtesy of Dave MasonCo-founding Traffic singer/guitarist Dave Mason will celebrate the 50th anniversary of his 1970 debut solo album, Alone Together, by releasing a newly re-recorded version of the eight-song collection titled Alone Together…Again on July 24. The original album featured the soulful gem “Only You Know and I Know” and was certified gold for sales of 500,000 copies in …

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Rod Stewart, Pat Benatar and more join Call for Code climate change & COVID-19 awareness campaign

Courtesy of Call for CodeRod Stewart, Pat Benatar and Kenny Loggins are among more than 50 celebrities from the worlds of entertainment, sports and fashion that have teamed up to support the Call for Code climate change and COVID-19 awareness campaign. The initiative is advocating for “new tech solutions to help people suffering from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic …

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Elton John personally calls America’s Got Talent contestant, invites him to join him onstage

Trae Patton/NBCAs previously reported, Elton John tweeted about how much he was moved by America’s Got Talent contestant Archie Williams, who served 37 years in prison after being wrongfully convicted of rape.  But it turns out that Elton didn’t stop there: The music legend also offered him an amazing opportunity. Williams, who sang “Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on …

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Remastered vinyl version of CCR’s classic 1970 album ‘Cosmo’s Factory’ due out in August

Craft RecordingsCreedence Clearwater Revival‘s chart-topping 1970 album Cosmo’s Factory was released 50 years ago this July, and in honor of the milestone anniversary, the record will be reissued as a standalone 180-gram vinyl LP on August 14. The disc was remastered at London’s famed Abbey Road Studios at half-speed, which results in higher-quality audio. The LP will come housed in …

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Led Zeppelin to stream ‘Celebration Day’ concert film, capturing band’s 2007 reunion, on YouTube

Swan Song/Atlantic RecordsCelebration Day, the concert film documenting Led Zeppelin‘s historic 2007 reunion performance at London’s O2 Arena, will be streamed for three days exclusively at the band’s official YouTube channel starting this Saturday, May 30, at 3 p.m. ET. The show, which took place in December 2007, was organized as a tribute to Atlantic Records founder Ahmet Ertegun, and …

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Mark Farner, Felix Cavaliere taking part in Rock Fantasy Camp-sponsored online “Masterclasses”

Courtesy of Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp Although the COVID-19 pandemic has put plans for new Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp installments on hold until 2021, several veteran musicians will be taking part in a series of Rock Fantasy Camp-sponsored “Masterclass” tutorials running from this Monday, June 1, through Sunday, June 7. Among the participating artists in the live interactive …

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Elton John was “moved to tears” by wrongfully convicted ‘America’s Got Talent’ contestant

Trae Patton/NBCA man who served 37 years in prison after wrongfully being convicted of rape has become the current frontrunner in the 15th season of America’s Got Talent. Archie Williams dazzled the judges on Tuesday’s premiere episode with his rendition of Elton John‘s “Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me,” which also brought the audience to its feet. Williams shared he …

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Heart’s Ann Wilson says she thinks Bob Dylan’s new songs are “nothing short of stunning”

Criss Cain; Columbia RecordsLife during the COVID-19 pandemic has been sad and stressful for many people, although Ann Wilson says she’s found it heartening that one of her musical heroes has chosen this time to release some inspiring new music. “Those two Bob Dylan songs that just came out, my God, so cool,” the Heart frontwoman tells ABC Audio, referring …

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Check out Dion’s new collaborative tune with Jeff Beck, “Can’t Start Over Again”

Keeping the Blues Alive RecordsRock ‘n’ roll and doo-wop legend Dion DiMucci has debuted yet another song from his forthcoming star-studded studio album Blues with Friends. “Can’t Start Over Again” features a guest appearance by U.K. guitar legend Jeff Beck. The shuffling country-blues tune is the fifth in a series of advance tracks from the album, which Dion’s been making …

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Carlos Santana and wife record cover of “Imagine” for new anti-hunger campaign, SongAid

Courtesy of Universal Tone ManagementCarlos Santana and his wife, Santana drummer Cindy Blackman Santana, have recorded a version of John Lennon‘s classic peace anthem “Imagine” as part of a new campaign called SongAid that will benefit the WhyHunger charity’s Rapid Response Fund. Starting this Friday, May 29, new songs contributed by a variety of artists will premiere each Friday as …

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