The Wire - Breaking News

Want to stay up to date with the latest in rock music? Our Breaking News column brings you all you need and want to know about what’s happening.

New Frank Zappa Compilation to Be Released

ZAPPAtite—Frank Zappa’s Tastiest Tracks collects some of his “best known and beloved compositions into one easily digestible collection”

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Frank Sinatra Audio, Video Collections Coming

Classic TV specials like Ol’ Blue Eyes Is Back and The Main Event are coming to DVD and a 4-CD/DVD box set called World on a String with 4+ hours of previously unreleased audio/video footage are on their way

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Americana Music Association Names 2016 Honorees

Bob Weir and Woody Guthrie are among the honorees who will be celebrated during the organization’s 15th Annual Honors & Awards show this fall

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Bryan Adams 1996 Live DVD Release Coming

The Canadian rocker’s performance was taped July 27, 1996, in front of 70,000 fans at London’s Wembley Stadium during his “18 ’Til I Die Tour.” Watch “Summer of ’69”

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Gary Wright Lost Album Features George Harrison

The former Spooky Tooth leader enjoyed back-to-back 1976 solo hits “Dream Weaver” and “Love Is Alive.” Wright hadn’t heard the music on the LP in 40 years. Check out the TV clip where he’s enjoyed by Harrison

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The Verve’s ‘A Northern Soul’ Goes Super Deluxe

Prior to the English psychedelic band’s commercial breakthrough, they were known simply as Verve. Now expanded editions of their early albums are coming

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Scorpions Live in Munich 2012 DVD Coming; New Book

The hugely successful German rock band’s final concert of their “Sting In The Tale” world tour features many of their classic rock anthems. They’re also the subject of a new book

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Lita Ford Named 2017 She Rocks Award Honoree

The founding member of the Runaways and solo artist who has enjoyed hits like “Kiss Me Deadly,” is being recognized for “inspiring today’s female guitarists”

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New George Carlin Album to Premiere on SiriusXM

A never-before-released stand-up act performed in the days before the September 11 attacks will debut on the satellite radio service and as an album

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Jane’s Addiction Vinyl Box Set Due

The 6-LP collection focuses on their early years and is limited to just 5000 copies worldwide. The set includes their debut album and vinyl debuts of a 1990 concert, a selection of rarities, demos and live takes

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