Mark Mayfield

Summer Tour.

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PETER FRAMPTON, CHEAP TRICK: Teaming Up for Summer Shows Seven dates have been announced so far, starting June 6th in Lincoln, California. Peter Frampton and Cheap Trick are teaming up for a series of summer shows. Only seven dates have been announced so far, starting June 6th in Lincoln, California and running through August 5th in Toronto. More are expected ... Read More »

Superbowl Ad.

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TED NUGENT: Song in Super Bowl Ad “Stranglehold” will appear in a Carl’s Jr ad that will be seen only on the West Coast. Ted Nugent‘s “Stranglehold” will appear in a Super Bowl ad for fast food chain Carl’s Jr. The clip — which will be seen only on the West Coast — is for the chain’s “All Natural” burger ... Read More »

Big Bucks.

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ELTON JOHN: Two Pianos Fetch More Than $160,000 He recorded “Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me” and his version of “Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds” on the instruments that were sold. Two pianos famously used by Elton John during the mid-’70s, have sold for a combined $162,000. Denver’s KUSA-TV says the Steinway piano on which Elton recorded ... Read More »

Tour Ending?

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BOB SEGER: Riding Out in Nashville He has announced that he will end his tour in Music City at the end of March. Bob Seger will wrap up his Ride Out tour in Nashville on Saturday, March 28th at the Bridgestone Arena. It will be the 40th concert of the tour and it’s only fitting that he should end it ... Read More »

Phoenix Date.

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RUSH: 40th Anniversary Tour Announced They’ll play 34 cities this spring and summer. Many dates go on sale January 30th. Rush have announced their 40th anniversary tour. R40 Live will kick off on May 8th in Tulsa, Oklahoma and hit 34 cities before it wraps up on August 1st at the Forum in Inglewood, California. Tickets for many of the ... Read More »

Perfectionist Or Just A Jerk?

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BOSTON: Scholz Not Happy With Vinyl He says fans should not buy the vinyl reissue of their 2013 album Live, Love and Hope. Boston mastermind Tom Scholz once again has a problem with the way one of his albums sounds. Scholz — known to have a reputation as a sonic perfectionist — writes in a new Facebook post that he ... Read More »

The Times They AARP A’Changin’.

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BOB DYLAN: Gives First Interview in Three Years He sat down with AARP Magazine to plug his new album, Shadows in the Night. Bob Dylan has done his first interview in three years with an outlet aimed at the older set — AARP Magazine. Dylan says he’s been wanted to do a standards album like Shadows in the Night “ever since I ... Read More »

Panties And Devil Horns.

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MOTLEY CRUE: The Long, Emotional Goodbye Tommy Lee says the crowds on the Final Tour have been pretty magical. Tommy Lee says Motley Crue‘s Final Tour has brought them one big surprise — the intensity of their audience. Lee says the crowds really delivered energy to the band on the legs they did last summer and fall. He adds that it’s made ... Read More »

New Collaboration.

TALKING HEADS: Byrne Collaborates With Color Guards     He and other musicians will be joined by 10 high school color guard teams from around the country for four shows. The next collaboration for ex-Talking Heads frontman David Byrne pairs him up with 10 high school color guard teams. Contemporary Color is a series of four concerts where Byrne and ... Read More »

Greatest Dead?

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GRATEFUL DEAD: New Compilation to Mark 50 The two-disc set The Best of the Grateful Dead is due out March 31st. A new compilation will kick off the celebration of the Grateful Dead‘s 50th anniversary. The two-disc set The Best of the Grateful Dead is due out March 31st. It spans their entire recording career, from 1967’s “The Golden Road ... Read More »