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Carly Simon Unveils Musical Companion to Memoir

The singer-songwriter had both a memoir. “Boys in the Trees,” and a two-CD “musical companion” titled “Songs from the Trees” coming out soon.

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Lynne Shares 3rd Song From ELO LP

“One Step At A Time” is the first uptempo track that’s been officially shared from the new ELO album, following two ballads

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October 21, 1977: Meat Loaf ‘Bat Out of Hell’ Released

Meat Loaf and songwriter Jim Steinman struggled to get it made, released and played on radio. Yet the album became an all-time best seller

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Roy Orbison Box Set, Lost Album Coming

In time for the holidays: A box set of Orbison’s recordings for MGM Records (1965-1973) and a lost album that was never released, “One of the Lonely Ones.”

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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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