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New Rod Stewart Album Coming This Fall

Rod Stewart’s latest studio LP, Another Country, arrives on October 23rd

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Yes Bassist Squire Battles Leukemia; Will Miss First Tour Ever

A diagnosis of acute erythroid leukemia – a rare form of leukemia – will cause him to miss the group’s upcoming co-headlining tour with Toto

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Live Beatles Album Slated for July Release in Spain

It was 50 years ago on this coming July 2 that The Beatles played a concert in Madrid that long-running rumors say was recorded by fans. And it now turns out with high-quality equipment (for the time). To mark the

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‘Satisfaction’ Golden Reissue Marks First Rolling Stones U.S. #1

Fifty years after “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” finally scored a chart-topping hit in America for The Rolling Stones, the song returns to celebrate the occasion on July 10 as a limited-edition 12-inch vinyl single from ABKCO Records. Remastered from

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Steven Tyler Recording Debut Solo Country Album

[caption id="attachment_2128" align="alignleft" width="239"] Will there be a cowboy hat atop this head soon?[/caption] That’s right. The Aerosmith frontman and (up to now) lifelong rocker has been living, writing songs and recording in Nashville. His first country single, “Love Is

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3 Way Street? Crosby, Stills & Nash Each Touring Solo This Summer

Now that Crosby, Stills & Nash have finished their spring US tour, they’ll each spend much of the summer performing solo dates – all billed as career-spanning concerts –before reuniting for an overseas tour this fall. Stephen Stills was the last of

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Controversial Amy Winehouse Doc Hits U.S. Theaters in July

As she did in life, soulful singer Amy Winehouse continues to stir up controversy after her passing. Her family says the movie Amy by director Asif Kapadia is “misleading and contains some basic untruths” and “specific allegations made against family

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UFO Guitarist/Keyboardist Paul Raymond Dies

The musician had been with the British rock band since 1976. They had completed a 50th anniversary tour just one week earlier

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Ranking Roger, of English Beat & General Public, Dies

Playing a heady blend of ska, pop soul, reggae and punk rock, the Beat’s music reflected Roger’s dynamic upbringing, and helped encourage unity.

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Scott Walker, of Walker Brothers Fame, Dead at 76

Although they were American, the Walker Brothers set up shop in England and were swept into fame as part of the British Invasion.

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