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Bob Dylan Sets 2021 Return to Stage

As with other live performances, the 2020 edition of the “Never-Ending Tour” was canceled due to the pandemic. His last live concert was in December 2019

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George Frayne, Musician Known as ‘Commander Cody,’ Dies

The 8-piece band, with Frayne on keyboards and vocals, brilliantly fused country, rockabilly, western swing, R&B and vintage rock ’n’ roll

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Status Quo Founding Member, Alan Lancaster, Dies

The bass guitarist for the British rock band had suffered from Multiple sclerosis for many years. He departed in ’85 but returned for several reunions

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Olivia Newton-John’s ‘Physical’ Goes Deluxe For 40th

The title track spent ten weeks at #1 on the Hot 100 and was Billboard’s #1 single of the 1980s. The expanded edition includes plenty of extras

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Willie Nelson’s New Album is a Family Affair

The Willie Nelson Family includes songs written by Hank Williams (“I Saw the Light”), Kris Kristofferson (“Why Me”) and George Harrison (“All Things Must Pass”)

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Red Hot Chili Peppers To Do 2022 Global Stadium Tour

RHCP shared the news via a tongue-in-cheek video. The American rock band, formed in 1983, broke through with 1991’s Blood Sugar Sex Magik

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Neil Young Releases 2nd Track From ‘Carnegie Hall 1970’

Says Young, “We recorded this great concert in high res analog as it was going down. It’s raw and real!” The set includes “Old Man” and “Sugar Mountain”

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Steely Dan Releases 2 Live Albums Ahead of 2021 Tour

The “Absolutely Normal ’21” U.S. tour will hit 15 cities over 28 concerts. Listen to plenty of tracks from Northeast Corridor – Steely Dan Live

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Frank Zappa’s ‘200 Motels’ Soundtrack Gets a 6-CD Upgrade

The expanded 6-disc edition contains unreleased and rare material, including original demos, studio outtakes, work mixes, interviews and movie ads.

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Bruce Springsteen 1979 No Nukes Concerts, With E Street Band: Film Due

The benefit concerts featured performances by Jackson Browne, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, James Taylor and Carly Simon, Crosby, Stills and Nash, and more

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