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Natalie Merchant
Year:   1995
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Titled Before, During, After: The Story Of 10cc, the four-disc box set will launch on July 28 via Universal Music Catalogue...
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Tuesday, May 30, 2017
  • Dirty Projectors featuring DAWN - Jimmy Fallon - NBC (r)
  • The Jesus and Mary Chain - The Late Show with Stephen Colbert - CBS (r)
  • The Band Perry - The Late Late Show with James Corden - CBS (r)
  • The Menzingers - Last Call with Carson Daly - NBC
  • Victoria Justice - Harry - syndicated (r)
Wednesday, May 31, 2017
  • Bush - Jimmy Kimmel - ABC (r)
  • Rick Ross featuring Young Thug and Wale - Jimmy Fallon - NBC
  • Take That - The Late Late Show with James Corden - CBS (r)
  • Strand of Oaks - Last Call with Carson Daly - NBC (r)
  • Angel Olsen - Conan O'Brien - TBS (r)
  • Vanessa L. Williams - Live with Kelly & Ryan - syndicated
Thursday, June 01, 2017
  • Big Boi - Jimmy Fallon - NBC (r)
  • Charlamagne Tha God - The Late Show with Stephen Colbert - CBS (r)
  • JJUUJJUU - Last Call with Carson Daly - NBC (r)
  • Chance The Rapper - The View - syndicated
Friday, June 02, 2017
  • Thomas Rhett - Today Show - Summer Concert Series - NBC
  • Fifth Harmony - Good Morning America - Summer Concert Series - ABC
May 25, 2017
  • The Charlatans , Different Days
May 26, 2017
  • Justin Townes Earle , Kids In The Street
  • Shakira , El Dorado
June 02, 2017
  • North Mississippi Allstars , Prayers for Peace
  • All Time Low , Last Young Renegade
  • Robert Lamm , Time Chill: A Retrospective
  • Dan Auerbach , Waiting On A Song
  • Humble Pie , The A&M Vinyl Boxset 1970–1975
  • Bleachers , Gone Now
  • Rick Wakeman , Crimes Of Passion soundtrack  (deluxe box set)
June 09, 2017
  • Lady Antebellum , Heart Break
  • Nickelback , Feed The Machine
  • Lindsey Buckingham & Christine McVie , Lindsey Buckingham Christine McVie
  • Glen Campbell , Adiós
  • London Grammar , Truth Is A Beautiful Thing
  • Phoenix , Ti Amo
  • Katy Perry , Witness
June 16, 2017
  • Fleet Foxes , Crack-Up
  • Lorde , Melodrama
  • Chuck Berry , Chuck
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Original_nickelback2017feedthemachinelp Nickelback
Original_buckinghamlindseymcviechristine2017lp Lindsey Buckingham & Christine McVie
Original_fleetfoxes2017crackuplp Fleet Foxes
Original_lorde2017melodramalp Lorde
Original_berrychuck2017chucklp Chuck Berry
Original_styx2017themissionlp Styx
Original_cheaptrick2017wereallalrightlp Cheap Trick
NEWS BITS
  • A Google-commissioned report into how YouTube impacts on the wider music economy has—somewhat unsurprisingly—found that the hugely popular, yet much-maligned platform significantly drives sales and stops users from visiting pirate music services. According to a European study carried out by RBB Economics, if music content was removed from YouTube around 85 percent of the time that users spend on the platform would switch to lower value channels, such as TV, radio or internet radio. RBB claimed there would also be a significant increase in time spent listening to pirated content (up 29 percent), while only 15 percent of heavy users, defined as someone who watches more than 20 hours of music videos per month, would switch to higher value offerings like subscription streaming services. In the U.K., that number increases to 19 percent; in France it’s 12 percent. --- billboard

  • A plane once owned by Elvis Presley and his father, Vernon Presley has been sold at auction for $430,000 by GWS Auctions in Beverly Hills, CA. The 1962 Lockheed Jetstar Jet had been at an airport in Roswell, NM where it had become a tourist attraction. The interior was personally designed by Elvis and included gold-tone hardware, woodwork, inlay, red velvet seats and red carpet. According to the auction house, this is also the only Presley plane that is still privately owned with the other two aircraft at The Elvis Presley Museum. --- VVN Music

  • Hitchhiker, a long-lost Neil Young album originally recorded in 1976, is reportedly coming out this summer. Neil Young fansite Thrasher’s Wheat found a listing on Diverse Vinyl that says the album will be available on 7/14, and they also recently discovered what appears to be the cover art designed by Young’s longtime art director Gary Burden. Hitchhiker is a collection of solo acoustic songs that Young recorded at Indigo Ranch Studios in Malibu. --- StereoGum

  • Paul Simon’s performance at London Hard Rock Calling Festival in 2012 will be released next month as The Concert in Hyde Park, a concert film and live album. The show, which took place around the time of the 25th anniversary of Simon’s career-renewing multicultural album Graceland, featured the entire LP except for its final track, along with guests from the 1986 release, including Hugh Masekela and Ladysmith Black Mambazo. Simon performed several other hits –like  “Kodachrome” and “50 Ways to Leave Your Lover,” as well as Simon & Garfunkel classics like “The Sound of Silence” and “The Boxer” — at the concert. The performance even included a guest appearance from Jimmy Cliff, who sang a duet with Simon on “Vietnam” and “Mother and Child Reunion,” as well as his own “Many Rivers to Cross” and “The Harder They Come.” The latter two will be included only on the DVD version of The Concert in Hyde Park. The sets will be released on June 9, with a PBS premiere to air before then. --- ultimateclassicrock

  • On May 26, the latest version of Ritchie Blackmore‘s Rainbow will release its first studio recordings. The two songs are currently available for pre-order. While the first, “Land of Hope and Glory,” is a new composition, “I Surrender” is a re-recording of the Russ Ballard (of Argent fame) tune Rainbow cut for 1981’s Difficult to Cure. In its original form, “I Surrender” became one of their biggest hits, reaching No. 3 in the U.K. and No. 10 on the U.S. Mainstream Rock chart. These new tracks were recorded with singer Ronnie Romero, the Lords of Black frontman whom Blackmore hand-picked to front this new version of Rainbow for a series of concerts in the summer of 2016. “When I heard him, he seemed like the right guy to sing the [Ronnie James] Dio-era songs of Rainbow,” Blackmore said last month. “He’s versatile. He can sing like Freddie Mercury, Ronnie James Dio or Graham Bonnet. I wrote one new song and also recorded one of the old ones. Ronnie, who’s in Madrid now, added his vocals and sent it back.” --- ultimateclassicrock

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