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LED ZEPPELIN: Another Reissue Preview This time it’s an alternate mix of “Rock and Roll” from Led Zeppelin Four. Led Zeppelin have shared another preview of their upcoming reissues. The band is streaming an alternate mix of “Rock and Roll” from Led Zeppelin Four which, upon close listen, isn’t really that different from the album version. The next installment in ... Read More »

The Lowe Down…


NICK LOWE: Holiday Tour Announced He’ll support his 2013 holiday album Quality Street: A Seasonal Selection for All the Family with 13 December shows in the East and Midwest. Nick Lowe has announced a 13-show holiday season tour. The British rocker — best known for “Cruel to Be Kind” — released Quality Street: A Seasonal Selection for All the Family ... Read More »

All Elton’s Billys?

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ELTON JOHN: London Production of Billy Elliot to Be Screened in Theater A special performance of the musical — with 25 past and present Billys — will be screened in U.S. theaters on three nights in November. Elton John‘s original musical Billy Elliot will be screened at select U.S. theaters in November. The show, which closed in January 2012 after ... Read More »


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ALICE COOPER: Covers for Nashville Club He invited fans to a club after he opened for Motley Crue Wednesday night. Alice Cooper played a surprise set at a bar in Nashville Wednesday night. Just after the show at the Bridgestone Arena ended Cooper tweeted, “If you’re looking for more rock after the Motley Crue [and] Alice Cooper show in Nashville ... Read More »


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IN OTHER NEWS KISS, Ozzy, Grateful Dead and more. Former KISS drummer Peter Criss, a breast cancer survivor, will walk in the annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event in Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey this Sunday. And in other Criss news, he will make an appearance at the All Things That Rock Festival on November 28th and 29th in ... Read More »



CHICAGO: Jealous of Steely Dan Or at least singer and keyboardist Robert Lamm was. Chicago singer and keyboardist Robert Lamm was asked to come up with a list of the “10 albums that changed his life.” His choices are quite diverse and they are, in no particular order: The Beatles - Revolver: “I know that everybody likes to pick Sgt. ... Read More »

New DVD.

BOB MARLEY: DVD From Last Tour on the Way Uprising Live!, a DVD of a concert shot for German TV in 1980, comes out on November 24th. A Bob Marley and the Wailers concert shot for German television during their final tour in 1980 is being issued in both double-DVD and double-DVD-plus-double-CD editions on November 24th. Now titled Live Uprising!, ... Read More »



BILLY JOEL: Sells Long Island Beachfront House The beachfront home in Sagaponack was originally built by the late actor Roy Scheider. Looks like the third time’s the charm for Billy Joel. Long Island’s Newsday reports that the Piano Man finally sold his beachfront home in Sagaponack, New York for $19 million. That’s a bit of a markdown — Billy listed ... Read More »

Time Saver?

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BOB SEGER: No Silver Bullets He has recorded his new album with session musicians instead of the Silver Bullet Band. From 1976 to 1995, Bob Seger recorded seven studio albums with his Silver Bullet Band. But that stopped with his 2006 album, Face the Promise, and continues with its follow-up, Ride Out, released earlier this week. While he still tours ... Read More »



IN OTHER NEWS Moody Blues, John Mellencamp, Led Zeppelin and much more. Back in April we reportedly exclusively that Moody Blues bassist John Lodge asked former Moodies singer and flute player Ray Thomas to make an appearance on the new album he is working on. The session has taken place with Lodge posting photos on his website, He plans ... Read More »