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Janis Joplin Doc Coming To Theaters, PBS (Update)

Director Amy Berg’s Janis Joplin documentary will have a limited theatrical run before it shows on the PBS American Masters series in the near future

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Black Sabbath Announce Final Tour (Update)

\Calling it The End, Black Sabbath founding members Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler announced the first dates of a farewell tour. No Bill Ward?

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Tower Records Doc Hits Theaters 10/16

The powerhouse record industry chain Tower Records is the subject of this documentary film by actor and music lover Colin Hanks that hits theaters this fall.

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Phil Collins Solo LPs Get Full Bonus Treatment (Updates)

The deluxe editions of solo work from longtime Genesis frontman and drummer Phil Collins have been delayed until 2016 due to the singer’s recent back surgery

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Will Lemmy’s Health Problems Doom Motörhead Tour?

Motorhead had to cut one show short and cancel another gig dues to respiratory difficulty as the band embarks on a tour to promote their Bad Magic LP.

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Rhino Reloads VU’s ‘Loaded’ for 10/30 Release

A six CD set celebrates the 45th anniversary of the Velvet Underground’s Loaded album with remasters, rarities, two live VU shows and more.

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Hollywood Vampires LP Salutes Late Rock Star Party Pals

Rockers Alice Cooper & Joe Perry along with Johnny Depp have created an album, Hollywood Vampires, paying tribute to departed classic rockers.

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Bad Company ‘Very Best Of’ Due 10/2

Good news for Bad Company fans. Rhino is releasing a ‘Very Best Of’ collection from the British blues rockers this fall.

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Van Morrison Gets Catalog Upgrade; New ‘Essential’ LP & More out 8/28

Sony’s Legacy Recordings catalog division will reissue and showcase 50 years of Van Morrison recordings (some long out of print & digitally unavailable).

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Young To Get ‘Neil Fest’ Treatment

Best Fest will honor Neil Young with Neil Fest in NYC, with two-night benefit concert event

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