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John Mellencamp among many stars who will salute Willie Nelson at Nashville tribute concert in January

Blackbird PresentsJohn Mellencamp is among the artists who will join Willie Nelson at an all-star tribute concert honoring the 85-year-old country-music legend that will take place in January and be recorded for an A&E special airing later in the year. Willie: Life & Songs of an American Outlaw, A Willie Nelson All-Star Concert Celebration is set for Saturday, January 12, …

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The Bangles featured on new album celebrating L.A.’s 1980s Paisley Underground scene

Yep Roc RecordsThe Bangles have contributed songs to an upcoming album titled 3 x 4 that celebrates their roots as part of the 1980s Los Angeles scene known as “The Paisley Underground,” a collective of bands inspired by the psychedelic sounds of the ’60s. The record features The Bangles, The Three O’Clock, The Dream Syndicate and Rain Parade covering songs …

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Jeff Lynne, Mike Love and Cat Stevens among Songwriters Hall of Fame nominees

Jeff Lynne of ELO; Jeff Spicer/Getty ImagesElectric Light Orchestra founder Jeff Lynne, Beach Boys member Mike Love, and Cat Stevens are among the nominees for induction into the Songwriters Hall of Fame this June. A songwriter qualifies for induction 20 years after the first commercial release of a song, with nominees split among so-called Performing Songwriters — like Lynne, Love …

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Billy Gibbons says band mates have worked up “some really interesting things” for a new ZZ Top album

Credit: Ross HalfinWhile ZZ Top hasn’t released a studio album since 2012’s La Futura, the Texas trio’s frontman, Billy Gibbons, has put out two solo records in the past three years. Gibbons tells ABC Radio that his band mates were “very supportive” when he decided to focus on his latest solo effort, The Big Bad Blues, because it gave them …

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Foreigner’s Mick Jones and ex-band mate Lou Gramm share details about “Double Vision” reunion concerts

Credit: Karsten StaigerForeigner‘s current lineup will be joined by original frontman Lou Gramm and four other former band members at four special concerts taking place in the coming weeks in California, New Jersey and Connecticut. The shows, dubbed “Double Vision: Then and Now,” kick off with a performance this Friday, November 9, in Los Angeles. Those shows follow several similar …

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Ronnie Wood, Nick Mason among stars featured on new song that will raise money for cancer charity

Evamore RecordsRolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood and Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason are among the musicians who have contributed to a new EP titled One More Yard that pays tribute to young soldiers who sacrificed their lives during World War I while also seeking to raise awareness of today’s fight against cancer. Wood and Mason have teamed up with Brian …

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Aerosmith to perform at first-ever Bud Light Super Bowl Music Fest

PRNewsfoto/On Location ExperiencesAerosmith is the only announced rock act that will be performing at the first-ever Bud Light Super Bowl Music Fest, taking place January 31st through February 2 in Atlanta, Georgia. The three-night festival will be held at Atlanta’s State Farm Arena, in advance of Super Bowl 53. Aerosmith will perform Friday night with a soon-to-be-announced “special guest.” Other …

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Tune in now for a Beatles livestream event celebrating the remastered White Album release

Apple Corps Ltd./Capitol/ UMe YouTube Music is hosting an event live from London right now focusing on the release of the remastered version of The Beatles’ White Album this Friday. Head over to the The Beatles YouTube channel to hear commentary and insights from Giles Martin, son of Beatles producer George Martin, who spearheaded the new release, as well as …

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Unreleased Eric Clapton blues instrumental featured on upcoming charity album, “Blue Muse”

Credit: George ChinEric Clapton is among the artists featured on an upcoming charity compilation titled Blue Muse that celebrates the Music Maker Relief Foundation‘s 25th anniversary. The 21-track album, which will be released on February 1, 2019, was put together by and will raise funds for the nonprofit organization and its mission of promoting traditional Southern music by supporting musicians …

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Joni Mitchell turns 75 today, as series of tribute events are held in L.A.

Steve Granitz/WireImageWishing a very happy birthday to Joni Mitchell, who turns 75 today. The Canadian singer/songwriter is among the most respected and influential artists of her time, responsible for such acclaimed albums as 1970’s Ladies of the Canyon, 1971’s Blue, 1974’s Court and Spark, and 1976’s Hejira. Mitchell began her career as a folk artist, and later delved into rock …

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