Mark Mayfield


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IN OTHER NEWS Duane Allman, KISS, Paul McCartney, Sammy Hagar and more. Vineville Avenue in Macon, Georgia has been renamed Duane Allman Memorial Boulevard. The Allman Brothers Band Museum, The Big House, is on Vineville. The Big House is where the band used to live and rehearse. KISS guitarist Tommy Thayer is going through a rough stretch. Last week his ... Read More »

Free Online Listen.

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PINK FLOYD: Offering Up a Taste They’ve posted samples of their new album, The Endless River, on their website. Pink Floyd are offering up a preview of their first album in 20 years, The Endless River, by posting song samples at Recorded during the sessions for The Division Bell in 1993, this serves as a tribute to the band’s ... Read More »

Back At It.


FLEETWOOD MAC: Mac Is Back The band first tour with Christine McVie in 16 years gets under way Tuesday night in Minneapolis. Fleetwood Mac‘s most successful lineup is back on the road tonight for the first time in 16 years following the return of singer and keyboardist Christine McVie. Chris, who retired in 1998, overcame her fear of flying to ... Read More »

Sneak Peak.

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LED ZEPPELIN: Rain Without the Piano Band offers up a sneak peak at an alternate version of ‘The Rain Song.’ Led Zeppelin has offered up a sneak peak at an alternate version of “The Rain Song,” which is part of the bonus disc on the reissue of Houses of the Holy, which comes out on October 28th along with the ... Read More »

New CD.


BRYAN ADAMS: Tips His Hat Today     His collection of cover songs, Tracks of My Years, is out today. Bryan Adams is back with a new release today, albeit one filled with songs made famous by others. Tracks of My Years is a collection of 14 songs that he grew up listening to. Among them are The Beatles‘ “Anytime ... Read More »


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IN OTHER NEWS     Bill Wyman, George Harrison, Queen and more. Former Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman is mourning the loss of his namesake, longtime friend Gordon Lee Whyman, who was the inspiration for Bill’s stage name. Bill and Gordon knew each other since the mid-’50s when they met in Britain’s Royal Air Force. Bill’s real name is William ... Read More »

Tour Next Year.

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ROBERT PLANT: He’ll Be Back Next Year     He says he’ll do a longer U.S. tour next year. Robert Plant kicked off a seven-date North American tour this past Wednesday in Port Chester, New York. Over the weekend, he was in New York at the Brooklyn Academy of Music to perform at the 50th anniversary of his current label, ... Read More »

Filling In.

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DEF LEPPARD: Fill Viv’s Vacancy Steve Brown of Trixter will cover for Vivian Campbell. Def Leppard have named a replacement for guitarist Vivian Campbell as he undergoes further treatment for cancer. Steve Brown of Trixter filled in when the band played at Sunday’s NFL game between the Miami Dolphins and Oakland Raiders in London’s Wembley Stadium. Brown will stay on ... Read More »

Celebrity Do…

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BONO: Spied (In the Name of Love) The U2 singer was caught by paparazzi at George Clooney‘s Venice wedding. Bono was apparently the only rock superstar among the celebrities who attended George Clooney‘s ultra-exclusive wedding to British lawyer Amal Alamuddin in Venice, Italy on Saturday. The U2 singer and his wife Ali were photographed by paparazzi on the way to ... Read More »

Benefit Concert.


GEORGE HARRISON: First George Fest Benefits Sweet Relief Brian Wilson, Ann Wilson, Norah Jones, Dhani Harrison, Perry Farrell and many more sang George Harrison songs for three hours last night in L.A. A long and impressive list of artists — including a few unannounced special guests — sang 26 George Harrison songs for about three hours Sunday at L.A.’s Henry ... Read More »