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Pete Townshend reveals name of new Who song in latest studio update

ABC RadioPete Townshend has offered up another update from the recording sessions for The Who‘s upcoming studio album. In his latest blog, posted on TheWho.com, Townshend shares some details about the fifth day of the proceedings, which are taking place in London. Townshend says that during the sessions, Zak Starkey and Pino Palladino have been, respectively “adding drums and bass…to …

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Unreleased 1972 Marvin Gaye album, “You’re the Man,” to be issued on vinyl, digitally in March

Motown/UMeA previously unreleased Marvin Gaye album titled You’re the Man, featuring tracks that the Motown legend recorded in 1972, will hit stores on March 29 — three days before what would’ve been the late singer’s 80th birthday. The 17-track collection, including every solo and non-soundtrack recording Gaye made in 1972, will be available as a two-LP set and digitally. Fifteen …

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Sheryl Crow to finally release duets album featuring Keith Richards, Stevie Nicks, Eagles members

Keith Richards and Sheryl Crow in 2010 (Kevin Mazur/WireImage for Rogers & Cowan) All Sheryl Crow wants to do is have some fun releasing the album she’s been working on for several years that features duets with many of her famous friends. Now, she’ll get the chance. The Grammy-winning singer has signed a new record deal with Big Machine Label …

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Concert film screenings celebrating Joni Mitchell’s 75th birthday begin tonight; soundtrack CD due in March

Vivien Killilea/Getty Images Just a reminder that the new concert film Joni 75: A Birthday Celebration, which documents a two-night Joni Mitchell tribute event held in Los Angeles this past November, will be screened in various theaters across North America starting February 7. The movie features highlights of the two shows, which saw many big-name musicians coming together to help …

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New Songs: Howard Jones to release new studio album “Transform” in May

Credit: Simon Fowler’80s synth-pop star Howard Jones will release a new studio album titled Transform on May 10. The 10-song collection features three collaborations with popular electronica artist BT, including the title track. Speaking about the inspiration behind the album’s tunes, Jones says, “[I]f we want to change the world for the benefit of everyone, first we have to start …

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Walk (of Fame) This Way! Aerosmith to receive a star on Hollywood Boulevard next week

Zack Whitford/Courtesy of Janie’s FundAerosmith has been one of America’s biggest rock bands for more than 40 years, so it might be surprising to learn that the Boston bad boys don’t have a star on Hollywood Walk of Fame. That’ll change on Valentine’s Day, when they’ll finally receive that particular honor. On February 14, a star-shaped marker bearing the group’s …

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Pete Townshend shares details about new Who tune “Detour”; says band is recording a song a day

ABC RadioAnother day, another update from Who guitarist Pete Townshend about the progress he’s making on the band’s upcoming studio album. In his latest blog, posted on TheWho.com, Townshend recaps the fourth day of the sessions. Pete reports that he, drummer Zak Starkey and bassist Pino Palladino have “finished work on the first song, moved to the second, moved quickly …

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Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler celebrates opening of new Janie’s House facility near Memphis

Rich Fury/Getty Images for Janie’s FundAerosmith frontman Steven Tyler was in the Memphis, Tennessee, suburb of Bartlett on Monday to help open a new Janie’s House residence. It’s the second of two facilities that operate in conjunction with the Janie’s Fund charity Tyler co-founded, which helps young female victims of physical and sexual abuse. LocalMemphis.com reports that instead of a …

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“Come Go With Me”: Showtime to air Teddy Pendergrass doc this month

Michael Putland/Getty ImagesIn celebration of Black History Month, Showtime will air a documentary on legendary soul singer Teddy Pendergrass. Teddy Pendergrass: If You Don’t Know Me will air this Friday. Ahead of its premiere, the network released the official trailer, which features archival footage and new interviews with Pendergrass’ family, friends and colleagues, including legendary songwriters and producers Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff. The doc …

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Smokey, Stevie and Diana to be featured on the “Motown 60: A Grammy Celebration” concert special

Courtesy of Motown RecordsThe lineup for the CBS concert special celebrating Motown Records’ 60 anniversary, which is being taped on February 12, has been revealed — and it includes some of the label’s most famous artists. Smokey Robinson will co-host the event, dubbed Motown 60: A Grammy Celebration, along with comedian and actor Cedric the Entertainer, while Stevie Wonder, Diana …

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