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7/25/2014
Paul McCartney & Aerosmith's Joe Perry team up for new track
It seems Paul McCartney did quite a bit of recording while recuperating from the virus that derailed his recent Asian tour. In addition to some experimental computerized sessions, Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry recalled that he and "Macca" joined forces for a new track, telling The Chicago Sun-Times, "I did a (recording) session with Paul McCartney a month and a half ago for a private thing. I met him once or twice (over the years) to say hello. To spend six or eight hours in studio with him recording! He makes you feel like (you’re recording with just another guy). He ...
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7/25/2014
Flashback: John Lennon wins his battle to stay in America
It was 38 years ago Sunday (July 27th, 1976), that John Lennon was issued his Green Card, winning his four year battle with the U.S. Government to stay in America. Lennon's fight for residency began almost immediately upon landing in the States in the fall of 1971 with wife Yoko Ono. Due to the couple's outspokenness about the Nixon administration's escalation of the Vietnam war, Lennon and Ono were targeted by the FBI, which had them followed and bugged their phone, in an effort to track their political activities.By March 1972, Lennon and Ono had befriended counter-culture icons and ...
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7/25/2014
U2 album coming soon?
Although U2 has announced the news of their forthcoming album Sirens, no release date has been revealed as yet.However, according to Vintage Vinyl News, Universal Music in Colombia tweeted, "#noticias para los seguidores de @U2. El disco se va a titular #Sirens y estará listo en el mes de septiembre," which translates to "For fans of U2. The album Sirens will be ready in September.”The tweet was deleted shortly after and it was said that the tweet was incorrect.
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7/25/2014
Eric Clapton proud to promote JJ Cale's work
Eric Clapton is especially proud of his latest studio set, which serves as a fitting tribute to his longtime friend and collaborator, the late songwriter/guitarist, JJ Cale. Eric Clapton & Friends’ The Breeze, An Appreciation Of JJ Cale, will be released on Tuesday (July 29th) and features Clapton on his own and in collaboration with Mark Knopfler, Tom Petty, Willie Nelson, Derek Trucks, John Mayer, among others.Cale -- who was best known for writing such Clapton classics "After Midnight" and "Cocaine" -- along with Lynyrd Skynyrd's "Call Me The Breeze" -- died on July 26th, 2013 of a heart ...
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7/25/2014
John Mellencamp, Neil Young, & Willie Nelson back to headline 'Farm Aid 2014'
John Mellencamp, Neil Young, and Willie Nelson will headline the 2014 annual Farm Aid concert set for September 13th at Raleigh, North Carolina’s Walnut Creek Amphitheatre. Among the other high profile artists set to perform are Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds, Jack White, Carlene Carter, and Neil Young’s wife, Pegi Young and her band the Survivors.John Mellencamp has been involved in the issues facing the American farmer for over 30 years -- both with his time and his music. It was his 1985 album Scarecrow that first got the attention of Farm Aid co-founder Willie Nelson: "We had some ...
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7/25/2014
John Fogerty amazed at his Creedence output
John Fogerty's early days leading Creedence Clearwater Revival have gone down in history as birthing some of the most successful -- and rapidly released -- hits in rock. Between 1968 and 1972, Creedence scored 14 Top 40 hit singles -- 13 of them written by Fogerty and all of them arranged and produced by him. Within those Top 40 hits, nine went Top 10 -- in addition to the band's five Top 10 albums -- including two chart-toppers released between 1969 and 1971.We asked John Fogerty about the the blossoming creativity he was enjoying in the late-'60's and early-'70s, ...
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7/24/2014
George Harrison's son prepping solo reissue campaign
It seems as though George Harrison fans might be getting something new in time for this fall. Harrison’s son Dhani posted a photo on his band thenewno2’s Facebook and Instagram pages showing his bare feet on top of his father’s recording studio console at Friar Park in England with the message: “Back to work. . . Happy Monday to all the twos out there. If you look closely you may spot something PH and I have been working on for the past few months.” Paul Hicks, the son of Hollies guitarist Tony Hicks, is part of the Abbey Road team, ...
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7/24/2014
Boston adds new U.S. dates
Boston has just tagged six new stops onto its summer tour. The band, which is on the road in support of its latest album, Love, Life, And Hope, has new dates on the books for Rancho Mirage, California; Asheville, North Carolina; Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Prior Lake and Bemidji, Minnesota; and Wenatchee, Washington.We asked leader Tom Scholz if Boston’s record label all but wrestling the master tapes away from him in 1978 for the band’s second album, Don’t Look Back, was the turning point in which he took on absolute control of his music: "Essentially, yes. That was the last ...
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7/24/2014
New Bob Dylan book pays tribute to diehard fan base
Out now is possibly the most original Bob Dylan book in a decade, the critically acclaimed Dylanologists: Adventures In The Land Of Bob, by noted author David Kinney. Rather than retread Dylan's well-covered personal life, artistic triumphs, near misses, studio sessions and live dates; Kinney breaks new ground by shedding light on the masses that keep Dylan in business -- his die-hard fan base.Kinney chronicles a handful of followers who look at Dylan as a prophet of sorts who helps them on their spiritual path, leading a couple to open a restaurant in his honor in his hometown of ...
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7/23/2014
Keith Richards hints at new Rolling Stones music
Fans are hoping that Keith Richards' enthusiasm for the Rolling Stones' recent road dates will lead to a new album. The Stones, who recently wrapped their European dates, are on hiatus until the fall when they hit the road to play a series of Down Under make up shows, which were postponed following the suicide in March of Mick Jagger's longtime girlfriend, L'Wren Scott.Richards -- who is also working on a solo set -- spoke about the band's future in a "thank you" video, which served as a salute to the fans who caught this leg of the 14 ...
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