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David Bowie’s ‘VH1 Storytellers’ performance to be released on vinyl

ParlophoneDavid Bowie‘s VH1 Storytellers concert special will be released on vinyl for the first time on October 11. The set, recorded August 23, 1999 in New York City, featured rare performances of the songs “Can’t Help Thinking About Me,” “Drive-In Saturday” and “Word on a Wing,” which Bowie had not played in 33, 25 and 23 years, respectively. “We were …

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On new AXS TV series ‘Paul Shaffer Plus One,’ Joe Walsh reveals which Eagles song started as a warm-up exercise

Courtesy AXS TVWe’ve got our first look at the upcoming AXS TV show Paul Shaffer Plus One, which will feature the former Late Night with David Letterman bandleader chatting with iconic musicians and jamming on their best-known hits. In a sneak peek of the first episode, Shaffer sits down with Eagles guitarist Joe Walsh to talk about the creation of …

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Joan Jett teaming with Carrie Underwood for ‘Sunday Night Football’ opening song

NBCUniversal Joan Jett and country music superstar Carrie Underwood teamed up for a performance earlier this summer at Nashville’s annual CMA fest — and now they’re reuniting for this year’s Sunday Night Football open. The two stars will perform the original SNF opening number, “Waiting All Day for Sunday Night,” which is actually based on Joan’s 1988 hit, “I Hate …

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Limited-edition guitar inspired by Eric Clapton’s 1964 Firebird to be released in September

Courtesy of Gibson Gibson is producing a new limited-edition Eric Clapton signature model guitar based on the 1964 Firebird I model that Slowhand played during the 1960s and ’70s. The guitar features a vintage sunburst finish and was created using the exact measurements from original 1964 Firebird models. Each instrument boasts a backplate signed by Clapton, a replica of the …

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The Supremes’ Mary Wilson joins the cast of ‘Dancing with the Stars’ season 28

ABCMary Wilson of The Supremes will be hearing a symphony this fall…as she hits the ballroom to compete on ABC’s Dancing with the Stars. The founding Supremes member — and the longest-running member of the legendary girl group — was announced Wednesday as one of the cast members for DWTS Season 28, along with the likes of Christie Brinkley, former …

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ZZ Top launches 50th anniversary tour tonight near Seattle

Credit: Neil Zlowzower ZZ Top recently canceled the first four scheduled dates of their 50th anniversary tour‘s North American leg so drummer Frank Beard could recover from a bout of pneumonia, but now “That Little Ol’ Band from Texas” is set to launch the trek tonight, August 21, in Woodinville, Washington. ZZ Top’s 50th anniversary tour features a total of …

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While touring with Michael Jackson, Sheryl Crow “had a lot of questions” about some “really strange” things

Courtesy of Big Machine Label Group While Sheryl Crow hasn’t seen the Michael Jackson documentary Leaving Neverland, she admits that when she was touring with MJ in the late ’80s as a backup singer, there were some “things” going on that made her uncomfortable. Speaking to the British paper The Telegraph, Sheryl says she “doesn’t want to see” the documentary, …

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Watch the official trailer of Bruce Springsteen’s “Western Stars” film

Courtesy of TIFFThe trailer for Bruce Springsteen‘s new Western Stars film, which features the New Jersey rock legend performing his entire new album of the same name, has premiered online at Warner Bros. Pictures’ official YouTube channel. The clip features footage of Springsteen performing in front of a small audience in a 100-year-old barn that he owns, accompanied by a …

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Broadway-bound “Soul Train” musical announces star-studded creative team

Courtesy of BET NetworksBroadway is gearing up for some major Soul in the next few years. On Monday, the creative team was announced for a Broadway-bound Soul Train musical. The team will be led by three respected women in theater: Ain’t Too Proud‘s Dominique Morisseau is writing the show, the Apollo Theater’s Kamilah Forbes will direct it, and 2019 Tony …

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Canned Heat bassist Larry “The Mole” Taylor dead at 77

Pete Still/RedfernsLongtime Canned Heat bassist Larry “The Mole” Taylor has died.  According to a Facebook post from the band’s manager, Taylor passed away Monday at his home in Lake Balboa, California, after a long battle with cancer. He was 77. Taylor was part of Canned Heat’s most famous lineup, which included Alan Wilson, Bob Hite, Henry Vestine and “Fito” de …

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