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Eric Clapton Adds UK Shows, Releases Live Album

A live recording from a 2007 Clapton concert in San Diego featuring the late J.J. Cale – and other guests – is being released on September 30. Check out the great videos and full details

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Arnold Palmer, Icon, Dead at 87

Another mythic figure who came to prominence at the same time as the birth of the classic rock era is gone. “I met Arnie once. I was a kid; he was a giant.”

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Madness to Release Can’t Touch Us Now Album

The British band, which began as part of the ska revival movement in the U.K. 40 years ago, is back with a new album. Check out the title track

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Grateful Dead Drummer Mickey Hart Deluxe Release

Planet Drum, a groundbreaking 1991 world music album featuring some of the world’s greatest drummers and percussionists, is getting the deluxe treatment.

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Tori Amos Boys for Pele Deluxe Edition Due

One of the singer-songwriter’s most successful albums is getting the deluxe edition treatment from Rhino. Bonus tracks galore on the CD plus a new vinyl reissue.

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Gary Rossington of Lynyrd Skynyrd Plans Album

The only surviving original member of the Southern Rock legends still performing with the band will release new music with his wife, Dale, in November.

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Gregg Allman to Resume Performing Sunday

Great news for the legend who cancelled dates on August 5. “I can’t wait to get back out there. I’ve gotten so stir crazy these last few weeks.”

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Monty Python Founder Terry Jones Battling Dementia

The 74-year-old is set to receive a prestigious award from the British Film and Television Academy for his work, which includes directing many of the troupe’s films

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Ray Charles Atlantic Years Box Set Marks 86th Birthday

A 7-LP vinyl collection features the mono mixes of all of the studio albums the multi-faceted artist recorded for the label and feature such hits as “What’d I Say” and “I Got a Woman”

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Red Hot Chili Peppers 2017 Tour (Update)

The band will follow their recent European tour with a string of U.S. arena dates in support of their new album, The Getaway. Click for dates and tickets.

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