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IN OTHER NEWS Grateful Dead, Billy Joel and Sammy Hagar. Rock Scully, who managed The Grateful Dead from 1965 to 1985, has died from lung cancer. He was 73. The 12 shows Billy Joel did this year at New York’s Madison Square Garden grossed just over $24-million dollars on the sale of 223,900 tickets. Sammy Hagar will join Nikki Sixx, ... Read More »

Done.

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YARDBIRDS: Shutting the Coop The current members of the legendary band will go their separate ways after January. The current version of The Yardbirds will do their last show on January 30th at the 100 Club in London. Jim McCarty, the band’s original drummer, says, “The Yardbirds as a band has continued to evolve through the years with great musicians ... Read More »

Bachman Is Back…

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RANDY BACHMAN: Launches a New Lineup He’s backed by two women in Bachman. Randy Bachman has himself a new band he’s calling Bachman, and they’ll release their debut album, Heavy Blues, on April 15th. The new lineup is a trio — Randy and two ladies, Anna Ruddick on bass and Dale Anne Brendan on drums. The disc features some very ... Read More »

Surgical Songs.

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PINK FLOYD: Music for Operations A study finds the band’s music is soothing during surgery. If you are going to face surgery anytime soon and your surgeon insists on playing music while he or she slices and dices, you may want to request some Pink Floyd. A study at Cardiff University Hospital found that four out of five operating rooms ... Read More »

Daltrey Sidelined.

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THE WHO: Postpone Last Two Shows of U.K. Tour Roger Daltrey has a throat infection, so this week’s shows in London have been moved to March. The Who have scrapped the last two dates of their 50th anniversary U.K. tour — tonight and Thursday at London’s O2 Arena as Roger Daltrey has a throat infection. They’ve moved the dates on ... Read More »

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IN OTHER NEWS Items on CSN, Bon Jovi and Roger Waters. Crosby, Stills and Nash will do a brief Japanese tour March 5th through the 12th. The Bon Jovi documentary Access All Areas: A Rock & Roll Odyssey, which was released this year as part of the New Jersey box set, will be streamed at 1, 6 and 9 p.m. ... Read More »

Reunion?

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RAINBOW: So About That Reunion… Joe Lynn Turner admits he overstated its chances earlier this year. That Rainbow reunion Joe Lynn Turner all but said was happening back in August? Yeah, he was exaggerating a bit. In a new interview with the Italian blog Spazio Rock, Turner backtracks far away from his initial comments. When asked if he’d been talking ... Read More »

Back On Sale.

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BOB DYLAN: Lyrics Book Back in Print The close-to-1,000-page The Lyrics: Since 1962 sold out almost instantly when it was published in October. Bob Dylan‘s massive book of lyrics is back in print. The close-to-1,000-page The Lyrics: Since 1962 sold out almost instantly when it was published in October. The book, which can now be ordered through Amazon and Barnes ... Read More »

Ringo Inducted.

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RINGO: With a Little Help From His Friend Paul Macca pushed hard for Ringo to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Once an artist is inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, they then become a voting member. Paul McCartney was first enshrined as a member of The Beatles in 1988 and then again ... Read More »

On Tour With The Who.

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THE WHO: Taking Along Joan Jett on tour.     She will open the North American leg of their 50th anniversary tour starting in April. The Who have yet to announce it, but we can tell you that Joan Jett will be opening for them on the North American leg of their 50th anniversary tour starting in April. She made ... Read More »