Author Archives: Mark Mayfield

Headlines.

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IN OTHER NEWS Judas Priest, Ringo, Dave Davies and more. Judas Priest will participate in Record Store Day — Friday, November 28th — by releasing a 10-inch vinyl EP called 5 Souls. It contains the five bonus tracks from the deluxe version of their new album, Redeemer of Souls. Dave Davies is not a fan of cell phones with the ... Read More »

Hey Now! New Documentary.

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GRATEFUL DEAD: Uncle Marty’s Band     Martin Scorsese is producing a documentary in conjunction with the band’s 50th anniversary. Director Martin Scorsese, who was part of the film crew at Woodstock; directed The Last Waltz, the story of The Band‘s last concert; The Rolling Stones‘ concert film, Shine a Light; as well as documentaries on Bob Dylan and George ... Read More »

At Peace.

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ALAN FREED: Final Resting Place Chosen for the Pioneer DJ He’ll be buried in a Cleveland cemetery — with a special gravestone funded through public donations. The DJ who coined the term rock and roll will finally have a final resting place. You might recall the story this summer of how the urn containing Alan Freed‘s ashes was removed from ... Read More »

New Album?

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BILLY JOEL: Don’t Hold Your Breath Amid a mammoth New Yorker profile, Billy reveals his thoughts about recording another pop vocal album. Billy Joel hasn’t released an album of new pop songs since 1993’s River of Dreams — don’t hold your breath waiting for his next one. In a lengthy profile titled “Thirty-Three-Hit Wonder” in this week’s New Yorker, Joel ... Read More »

Benefit Show.

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NEIL YOUNG, PEARL JAM: Bridge School Benefit This Weekend Florence and the Machine, Brian Wilson and Soundgarden are also on the diverse bill. The 28th annual Bridge School Benefit concerts will take place Saturday and Sunday at the Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, California. Neil Young headlines the show as usual, but what might cause some backstage tension is that ... Read More »

Headlines.

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IN OTHER NEWS Bob Seger, Steven Tyler, David Crosby, KISS and many others. Bob Seger will join country singer Jason Aldean on an episode of CMT Crossroads, which will air on the cable channel November 28th at 10pm ET. Steven Tyler will perform on CMA Country Christmas, December 1st at 8pm ET on ABC. He will be joined by singer-guitarist ... Read More »

New Box Set.

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CREAM: Six-LP Vinyl Box Announced The band that helped create the concept of blues-rock releases all their studio and live recordings in a deluxe vinyl box set   . Cream is the latest iconic band to announce a deluxe vinyl reissue. All four of their studio albums and both of their live LPs will be released by Universal on November ... Read More »

Art Exhibit.

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NEIL YOUNG: The Story of Art Young’s first ever West Coast art show will open next month. Neil Young will have his first ever West Coast art show next month. The exhibition, called Special Deluxe, will open on November 3rd the Robert Berman Gallery in Santa Monica, California and run throughout the month of November. The exhibit feature a series ... Read More »

New Book.

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KEITH MOON: Behind a Big Book His estate is working on a new book about him. The estate of Keith Moon is working on a coffee table book about the late drummer for The Who. Not only will it contain “firsthand accounts of how Keith inspired legions of musicians and fans around the world,” but the estate is in search ... Read More »

Geddy Weighs In…

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RUSH: It’s a Wild (card) Postseason Geddy Lee says this baseball postseason has shown the power of the wild card. Rush singer-bassist — and huge baseball fan — Geddy Lee says people can no longer overlook the power wild cards have in the postseason. With the World Series featuring a match up of wild card winners in the San Francisco ... Read More »