Author Archives: Mark Mayfield

Headlines.

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IN OTHER NEWS   Elton, Macca, Mellencamp and more. Elton John has signed on to extend his Million Dollar Piano residency at the Coliseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas for the next three years. In doing so, he has announced 23 performances for January, March and April. Louisville, Kentucky mayor Greg Fischer has proclaimed October 22nd to the 28th ... Read More »

Metal For Men?

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JUDAS PRIEST: Smelling for Vengeance? Ex-guitarist K.K. Downing is looking to expands his business empire into scents. Really. Ex-Judas Priest guitarist K.K. Downing has been making a name for himself in the golf course and real estate world since he left the band, but his new business flat-out smells. Downing is launching a line of fragrances — one for men ... Read More »

Record Store Day Treat.

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THE BEATLES: She Is Still Long and Tall The Fab Four are re-releasing “Long Tall Sally” in support of Record Store Day. The Beatles are supporting Record Store Day, November 28th, by re-releasing their 1964 version of Little Richard‘s “Long Tall Sally” as part of a four-song vinyl EP. It will be released in mono and and will be joined ... Read More »

Rehearsals.

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ROLLING STONES: Rehearsals Underway Band is getting ready for tour Down Under, which starts Saturday. The Rolling Stones are in Adelaide rehearsing for the continuation of their 14 on Fire tour, which starts in the Australian city on Saturday. They were locked away for four hours on Tuesday and as usual, a small group of fans have gathered outside their ... Read More »

Headlines.

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IN OTHER NEWS Paul Simon, Joe Perry, Gene Simmons and more. Paul Simon will take part in a tribute to the late Phil Everly on October 29th in Nashville. The new book from Gene Simmons, Me, Inc., is out tomrrow (Tuesday). The Van Morrison book of lyrics, Lit Up Inside, is published in the U.S. tomorrow (Tuesday). Joe Perry‘s autobiography, ... Read More »

Last Go Round.

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ALLMAN BROTHERS: Time to Say Goodbye The Brothers start their final residency at New York’s Beacon Theater Tuesday night. The Allman Brothers start their final stretch of shows at New York’s Beacon Theater tonight (Tuesday). These are make-up dates from March, when they had to pull the plug after Gregg Allman came down with bronchitis, and will bring to a ... Read More »

Sax Man Passes.

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GERRY RAFFERTY: “Baker Street” Sax Soloist Raphael Ravenscroft Dead at Age 60 More than 35 years after it became a worldwide hit, it still earned him over $100,000 in annual royalties. Raphael Ravenscroft, whose remarkable saxophone solo helped make Gerry Rafferty‘s “Baker Street” a worldwide hit, died Sunday from a heart attack. He was 60. The native of Stoke-on-Trent, England ... Read More »

Autobiography.

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CARLOS SANTANA: Getting Ready to Tell His Tale He will make appearances in support of his autobiography starting November 4th in Las Vegas. Carlos Santana will make a few appearances in support of the November 4th publication of his autobiography, The Universal Tone. He has announced three appearances so far: November 4th – Las Vegas, NV – Barnes & Noble ... Read More »

Back On Tour/New CD.

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BILLY IDOL: New Album Is Out Today Kings and Queens of the Underground is his first release in eight years. Billy Idol is back with his first album in eight years today (Tuesday). Titled Kings and Queens of the Underground, it comes two weeks after the publication of his autobiography, Dancing With Myself. Idol tells us he worked on both ... Read More »