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The Doobie Brothers releasing live album and video documenting historic full-album shows

RhinoThis past November, The Doobie Brothers took over New York City’s Beacon Theatre for two shows that featured full performances of their second and third albums, 1972’s Toulouse Street and 1973’s The Captain and Me. Now, a concert album and video documenting those shows will be released on June 28. The Doobie Brothers: Live from the Beacon Theatre will be …

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REO Speedwagon members reflect on their smash 1980 album Hi Infidelity on AXS TV’s “The Big Interview”

Ian Vecchiotti/The BMP Film Co.The members of REO Speedwagon are the guests on the latest episode of the AXS TV series The Big Interview, which airs tonight at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT. Among the topics the veteran rockers discuss with host Dan Rather on the show is the band’s breakthrough album, Hi Infidelity, which spent 15 weeks at #1 …

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Billy Cox, Buddy Guy sign up for fall leg of 2019 Experience Hendrix Tour

Courtesy of Experience Hendrix L.L.C.A second 2019 leg of the Experience Hendrix Tour, the star-studded trek celebrating the music of the late Jimi Hendrix, has been scheduled for the fall, following one that took place in March and April. The upcoming outing will mainly visit venues in the Southwest and Western U.S., and is mapped out from an October 1 …

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Jon Bon Jovi & son teaming with Umami Burger for delicious charity initiative

Courtesy of sbe/Umami BurgerThanks to Jon Bon Jovi, this summer, you can guzzle wine and scarf burgers and help the homeless at the same time. The rocker and his son Jesse Bongioivi have teamed with the Umami Burger chain for a collaboration which runs now through July 14. Hampton Water, the award-winning rosé wine that Jon and Jesse created, will …

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Sammy Hagar’s second annual Beach Party & Car Show to feature The Beach Boys, Richie Sambora and more

Courtesy of High Tide Beach PartyLast October, Sammy Hagar host his inaugural High Tide Beach Party & Car Show in Huntington Beach, California, and now the Red Rocker has announced plans for a second annual installment of the bash, which this year has been expanded to two days. The seaside extravaganza is scheduled for September 28 and 29 and, like …

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The Isley Brothers’ 60th anniversary “You Make Me Wanna Shout” extended into December

Courtesy of Primary Wave EntertainmentThe Isley Brothers recently announced plans for a 2019 U.S. tour celebrating the 60th anniversary of their classic song “Shout,” which will kick off July 6 in Tuolomne, California.  Now the sibling funk/soul group has extended the outing into late December. A total of 10 new shows have been added to the trek, which has been …

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Working “9 to 5,” again: Dolly expects to shoot the sequel in “the next few months”

ABC/Lou RoccoDolly Parton expects to start shooting the sequel to 9 to 5 very soon. The country music icon will reunite with co-stars Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin to play three former secretaries who took on a horrible boss to create a more female-friendly work environment in the classic comedy from 1980. In the new film, a younger group of women reaches out to the original three …

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KISS adds new L.A. concert to end of next North American tour leg

Credit: Jen RosensteinKISS launched its End of the Road farewell tour early this year with a North American leg that included two Los Angeles-area shows in February.  Now the rock legends have announced plans to play L.A. again during the late-summer portion of the trek. The newly added concert is scheduled for September 20 at L.A.’s STAPLES Center, and is …

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30-year-old “Love Shack”: The B-52’s to re-release “Cosmic Thing”

Rhino EntertainmentIt’s hard to believe that it’s been three decades since we first asked ourselves this burning question: “What the heck does ‘tin roof…rusted!’ mean?”  Yes, The B-52’s 1989 smash album Cosmic Thing — featuring the hit “Love Shack” — celebrates its 30th anniversary this year, and a deluxe reissue being released to mark the occasion. Cosmic Thing: 30th Anniversary …

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Paul McCartney pays tribute to Doris Day, says she “had a heart of gold”

© 2011 Mary McCartney; Barry King/WireImagePaul McCartney has penned a tribute to actress and singer Doris Day, who died Monday at age 97 from complications of pneumonia. The former Beatle was friendly with Day, whose iconic status led her to being name checked in the Beatles song “Dig It,” as well as in songs by Billy Joel, Wham! and more.  …

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