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Listen: Early Versions From CSNY’s ‘Déjà Vu’ 50th Anniversary Box

The set, presented in a 12 x 12 hardcover book includes a “pristine” version of the original album plus hours of rare and unreleased studio recordings

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Marianne Faithfull, Post-Covid: ‘I Don’t Know if I’ll Be Able to Sing Again’

In an interview about her new spoken word album, She Walks in Beauty, the singer says of her illness’ after-effects, “It couldn’t be worse”

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Styx Adds Dates to 2021 Tour

“Hello friends… Man, have we missed you all!” says Styx’s Tommy Shaw. The summer run is a welcome sign for music fans eager to see their favorites perform

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Al Schmitt, 23x Grammy Award-Winning Producer-Engineer, Dies

The winner of 23 Grammys–more than any other engineer in history–worked with Elvis, the Jefferson Airplane, Dylan, Sam Cooke, Steely Dan, and many others

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Santana Sets Vegas Dates, New Album

He’s finishing a new album that includes a collaboration with Steve Winwood on “Whiter Shade of Pale” and a reunion with Rob Thomas who sang on the smash, “Smooth”

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Mike Campbell Reschedules Dirty Knobs Tour to 2022

The release of his longtime side band’s Wreckless Abandon album (and tour) had been delayed due to health issues and the pandemic

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Rolling Stones’ Ronnie Wood Says He Battled Cancer During Lockdown

In an April 2021 interview, the guitarist revealed he had been diagnosed for the 2nd time in 3 years, and attributed his fate to a “higher power”

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Delbert McClinton, Texas Roots Musician, Announces Retirement

Now 80, he says, “I have had a decent career, and I have accomplished more than I ever dreamed I would. With that in mind, this is a good time to retire”

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Van Morrison Shares New Song From Double Album, ‘Latest Record Project’

The release, with the generic-sounding name, is a two-disc set, with 28 songs written during lockdown. “I’m trying to get out of the box,” he says

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Sinéad O’Connor Memoir, ‘Rememberings,’ Coming

She was world famous at age 20, living a rock star life out loud. In 2020, she revealed she was entering a treatment program due to “a very traumatic 6 years”

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