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New Order, Pet Shop Boys joining forces for North American co-headlining trek

Courtesy of Live NationTwo synth-driven U.K. bands that came to fame during the ’80s — New Order and Pet Shop Boys — are teaming up for a North American co-headlining tour this fall. The 11-date trek, officially dubbed The Unity Tour, begins September 5 in Toronto, and will wrap up with an October 2 show at the Hollywood Bowl in …

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Paul McCartney spotted in small New Jersey town over the weekend

Mary McCartney/MPL CommunicationsThe owner of a catering company in the central New Jersey town of Metuchen was amazed to see Paul McCartney near his place of business Sunday afternoon. According to the Asbury Park Press, John Manzo, owner of Be My Guest Personal Chef & Catering, was driving when he spotted the Beatles legend walking around and taking photos at …

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Neil Young planning to launch the Crazy Horse Barn Tour of North American arenas

Credit: dhlovelifeNeil Young will be hitting the road soon with his old backing group Crazy Horse, with whom he recorded his latest studio album, 2019’s Colorado. In a post on his Neil Young Archives website, the folk-rock legend revealed that he and the band are planning North American trek called the Crazy Horse Barn Tour, which will feature concerts at …

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Neil Peart tribute show announced for May

Mat Hayward/Getty ImagesA tribute show in honor of late Rush drummer Neil Peart will be held May 16 in the iconic musician’s hometown of St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada. Dubbed “A Night for Neil,” the concert is being organized by Rush’s charity organization Overtime Angels. According to a press release, a “growing roster of artists and guest speakers” for the event will …

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Van Halen bassist Wolfgang Van Halen in “final stages” of recording first solo album

Wolfgang Van Halen, right; Courtesy of Explorer1 Music Group Van Halen bassist Wolfgang Van Halen is nearing completion on his debut solo album, which will be released as part of a new partnership with the Explorer1 Music Group label. According to a post on Explorer1Music.com, the 28-year-old son of guitarist Eddie Van Halen and actress Valerie Bertinelli is “in the …

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Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour to debut new song at UK events promoting wife Polly Samson’s new novel

David M. Benett/Getty ImagesPink Floyd‘s David Gilmour will join his wife, author and lyricist Polly Samson, at three upcoming U.K. events promoting her new novel, A Theatre for Dreamers, which will be released on April 2. The events, dubbed “A Theatre for Dreamers — An Evening of Words and Music with Polly Samson and David Gilmour,” will take place on …

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Prince Estate releasing series of archival titles from the early 2000s in April

The Prince Estate/Legacy RecordingsThe Prince Estate’s ongoing reissue series continues  April 17 with a variety of archival studio and live releases dating from the early 2000s that can be pre-ordered now. They include two studio albums — 2001’s The Rainbow Children and 2002’s One Nite Alone… — as well as the first official live albums to be released from the …

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Listen to new Alanis Morissette song, “Smiling”

ABC/Lou RoccoAlanis Morissette has premiered a new song called “Smiling,” a track from her upcoming album, Such Pretty Forks in the Road. Despite its bubbly title, “Smiling” is a sonically dramatic song about pushing through the hard times. The track also includes the lyric that gives Such Pretty Forks in the Road its title. “Smiling” was originally written for the …

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Watch video for Bon Jovi’s new single, “Limitless”

Island RecordsBon Jovi debuted its brand-new single “Limitless” yesterday, and now an official video for the tune has premiered online at BonJovi.com and YouTube. The clip starts with a camera zooming in from outer space on midtown Manhattan, where we eventually see singer Jon Bon Jovi projected onto giant screens in Times Square as he sings the tune. Jon and …

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Sammy Hagar, REO Speedwagon members among many stars who performed at Eddie Money tribute concert

Credit: Kevin FoleyA bevy of well-known music stars came together to celebrate the life and music of the late Eddie Money on Thursday night at The Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills, California. Among the many performers were Sammy Hagar, REO Speedwagon‘s Kevin Cronin and Dave Amato, George Thorogood, Starship singer Mickey Thomas, Greg Kihn, Tommy Tutone, John Waite and Metallica frontman …

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