The Led Zeppelin reissue campaign that began in June will continue this fall with the release of Deluxe Editions of 1971’s Led Zeppelin IV and 1973’s Houses of the Holy. As with the previous reissues, both albums have been newly remastered by Jimmy Page and are accompanied by companion discs comprised of unreleased music associated with the original…Continue
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The first two albums by legendary ‘70s power pop band Big Star are set to be reissued this fall, on September 2. Long out of print as individual CDs in the U.S., 1972’s #1 Record and 1974’s Radio City will be remastered from original analog tape sources, and released by Stax Records.
R.E.M. bassist Mike Mills, a vociferous Big Star fan and key…Continue
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"Most of these songs were written between 1969 and 1987,” said Nicks in a press release. “One…
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"Me, recording a solo on their album…
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It may not help your guitar sound like the Hammer of the Gods, but Jimmy Page has added plenty of new merch items to his website, including coffee mugs (or are they for tea? “Tea For One”… geddit?), shirts, polos and sweatshirts.
Among the new items in the store you’ll find several Lucifer Rising shirts - the 1972 short film Page composed the soundtrack for.
Page has plenty…Continue
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Chicago seems to be a big Garth Brooks town: that city’s previous Garth Brooks show record was 141,717 tickets for the same venue 17 years…
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Memoirs of a Madman will be available as a single CD, a double-vinyl set and a limited-edition…
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Ever had a tough time finding like-minded musicians for a jam session? David Baird, a former AOL exec and longtime musician, has started a new platform that aims to be a LinkedIn for musicians called Gigmor.
Baird came up with the idea after having no luck finding musicians to play with…
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ZZ Top have been forced to delay the start of their US tour after bassist Dusty Hill was informed he needs to undergo surgery to remove two kidney stones. The stones were found during a routine exam, and Hill’s doctors informed the musician that he should have them removed immediately.
The procedure, which is scheduled to take place…
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Johnny Marr is a busy man these days. Just last year the guitarist from The Smiths released his first solo album The Messenger to great acclaim from critics as well as fans. Inspired by this recent success Marr just announced the release of his second solo album. Playland is scheduled for an October 7 release, and is said to continue in the same vein as The…Continue
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The band features Jon Stevens (Noisewoks, INXS and rumour has it a 90s Van Halen audition) on vocals, guitarists Richard Fortus (Guns N’ Roses/Psychedelic Furs) and…
Claypool has asked for fans to keep his bandmate in their thoughts, posting on Facebook; “He is a strong Herculean fellow and…
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Clapton is currently completing The Breeze: An Appreciation of JJ Cale. But Clapton's homage to his late friend also involved new music being recorded, even if new songs don't come easy these days.…
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Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi has said he would like to work with Welsh singer Tom Jones – he of '60s hits “It's Not Unusual” and “What's New Pussycat.” Jones has previously collaborated with Welsh bands Stereophonics and (Manic Street Preachers') James Dean Bradfield.
Iommi has said the idea to work with Jones first came…
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After the passing of blues guitar legend Johnny Winter on 16 July, stars of the guitar world have been paying personal tributes.
Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top says: "When I first saw Johnny perform, I was maybe 12 or 13, and he was known as 'Johnny Daddy Winter' nd we've always thought of him as…
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Halestorm have been touring in support of their 2012 full-length, The Strange Case Of…, and the Lzzy Hale-fronted band has just announced a new batch of tour dates that run through the end of the year. Many of the upcoming dates will see the hard rockers opening for country performer Eric Church, while other stops will…
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