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Billy Joel to Sing Series National Anthem

Billy Joel & The Mets by now go together like… well, baseball & hot dogs. He’s slated to sing his third World Series National Anthem for the team.

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New Def Leppard LP Out 10/30 (Update)

Def Leppard’s self-titled 11th album release has a bit of everything that millions of fans love about them, and ends a seven-year wait for a new LP.

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Jeff Lynne’s ELO Issues Video For ‘When I Was A Boy’

As ELO fans count down the days for Alone In The Universe, Jeff Lynne has released the official video for the album’s first single

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Trans-Siberian Orchestra to Release New Album

It’s been a six-year wait, but TSO finally has a new album on the way: “Letters from the Labyrinth.” It follows some themes of their 2009 LP “Night Castle.”

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Black Sabbath Extends ‘The End’ Tour

Black Sabbath founding members Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler have announced a second run of North American dates for their farewell tour.

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Ritchie Blackmore Returning to Rock (Update)

It’s all very vague and hard to confirm. But the classic rock guitar superstar says that after 10 years of folk with Blackmore’s Night he’s ready to rock.

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Bowie Shares Video For New ‘Blackstar’ Album (Updates)

Bowie’s 26th album, titled ★ (Blackstar), sounds like a trip with jazz jams, Krautrock rhythms, Gregorian chants and more. Its title track is the first single; we dare you to watch the new video

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Simple Minds Release Vinyl Set, Reissue ‘Once Upon a Time’

Coming before the holidays: “The Vinyl Collection 79-84,” which collects their first seven albums, and “Once Upon a Time” remastered & expanded editions.

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The Jam Documentary Coming

The Jam updated the mod musical sound and ethos for the late 1970s punk/new wave era. A new rock doc, “About the Young Idea.” revisits the band’s glory days.

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Elton John: New Album, 2016 Vegas Dates (Update)

His new LP, “Wonderful Crazy Night,” co-produced by T Bone Burnette, lives up to its title with an upbeat vibe. Check out the video. We’ve also got his upcoming Vegas dates

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