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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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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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Wolfgang Van Halen Shares Another Song From Solo Debut

The 30-year-old plays every instrument and reveals a beautiful singing voice on his solo album as Mammoth WVH

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Peter Frampton Shares Some Favorites on ‘Forgets the Words’ LP

On his new instrumental album, he chose 10 favorite songs for the follow up to his Grammy Award-winning album, and offers insights to many of them

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Steve Cropper, of Booker T. & the MG’s, Releases 1st ‘Proper’ Solo Album in Years

“I haven’t heard myself this way since the ’60s,” says the guitar great, who was also a founding member of the Blues Brothers band.

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Richie Furay, Timothy B. Schmit Perform ‘Good Feelin’ to Know’ From Live at the Troubadour Set

The Rock Hall member is celebrating Poco’s DeLIVErin’ album with a concert album recorded at the famed venue where the band got their start

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