Last September, an Apple shutdown of Beats Music seemed all but certain, putting a swift end to the streaming service that the computer giant acquired along with their $3 billion purchase of Beats by Dre headphones...
Van Halen is gearing up for a busy summer. The seminal 1980s rock band announced it will be heading out for about three straight months of touring starting in July, hitting nearly 40 cities by the start of October...
Time spent reevaluating Led Zeppelin‘s Physical Graffiti as part of a new reissue series has only confirmed Jimmy Page‘s feelings about including older material in the original double-album release...
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In 2013, Ringo Starr put out a limited edition book combining photos from his archives along with writings about his life. Photograph was originally conceived as a limited edition book of only 2,500 copies, which sold out within weeks. Two years later, Ringo Starr and Genesis Publications announce the 'Open Edition' - a more accessible and affordable printing of his book to be released in bookstores this September. In Photograph, Ringo Starr reveals never-before-seen photographs and mementos from his archives, sharing memories of his childhood, The Beatles and beyond. Ringo’s lens captures his Beatles bandmates in pensive and playful moments, portraying them from the point of view of an insider, friend and skilled photographer. The book is set for a September 15 release in the U.S. --- VVN
Van Halen will launch their latest release, "Tokyo Dome Live In Concert", with a rare TV performance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Thursday, April 2nd and the show's promotion for the appearance hints at an upcoming tour. "In a daytime exclusive, the California rockers will take over Ellen's stage to perform one of their favorite songs as they embark on their Greatest Hits Tour!." The rare TV appearance comes just two days after the March 31 release of the group's first live album with David Lee Roth. Recorded live at the Japanese venue on June 21, 2013, the package features a 25-song set delivering material from the band's original, classic era and 2012's "A Different Kind Of Truth", the group's first studio album with Roth in almost 30 years. --- classicrockrevisited
Radiohead's OK Computer, the Doors' self-titled 1967 debut and Joan Baez' 1960 album Joan Baez are among the 25 recorded works that have been selected for inclusion into the Library of Congress' National Recording Registry. Lauryn Hill's The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, Sly and the Family Stone's Stand!, the Righteous Brothers' 1964 single "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'" and Ben E. King's classic "Stand By Me" were also picked for the Library of Congress' Class of 2014, bringing the total number of inducted recordings to 425. --- RS
On May 12, several classic Styx titles will be reissued via A&M Records on vinyl LP. The selected titles include Crystal Ball, Pieces Of Eight, Paradise Theater, Cornerstone, The Grand Illusion and Equinox. --- MusicTap
Hot on the heels of Sammy Hagar and The Circle, the former Van Halen frontman's new supergroup, announcing a new album release, they have now revealed North American tour plans. The Circle features Hagar along with his former Van Halen and Chickenfoot bandmate Michael Anthony, Jason Bonham, and Hagar's longtime guitarist Vic Johnson. The tour is scheduled to kick off on April 11th in Las Vegas, NV at the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center and will conclude on September 5th in Lake Tahoe, NV at the Lake Tahoe's Outdoor Arena at Harvey's. The supergroup will be releasing their debut album, "At Your Service", on May 19th. The double live album was recording during the band's first North American tour last year. --- ClassicrockRevisited
On June 8th Muse will release their new album 'Drones'. It was co-produced by Muse and Robert John 'Mutt' Lange. Matt Bellamy said today, "To me, 'Drones' are metaphorical psychopaths which enable psychopathic behaviour with no recourse. The world is run by Drones utilizing Drones to turn us all into Drones. This album explores the journey of a human, from their abandonment and loss of hope, to their indoctrination by the system to be a human drone, to their eventual defection from their oppressors." The first single from the album, 'Dead Inside', will debut the week of March 23rd. --- Music-News
Dan Aykroyd is taking the next step in his commitment to the blues with the launch of his own record label. Alongside Judy Belushi, widow of his Blues Brothers co-star John, Aykroyd has created Blues Brothers Records in order to nurture and develop new blues artists. The label will be distributed by Capitol Music Group's famed Blue Note Records. Aykroyd, who co-founded the House of Blues chain of venues in 1992, has been a steadfast promoter of blues music throughout his career. In addition to performing as his Blues Brothers alter-ego Elwood Blues, he has hosted the syndicated radio showcase Elwood's BluesMobile for the past 22 years. --- rollingstone
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