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Bob Dylan Adds A Trio Of UK Dates

Bob Dylan has added new dates to his upcoming tour in the UK. The string of shows was previously slated to kick off in May but now he has added three dates at the London Palladium on April 28, 29 and 30. The dates will come in support of Dylan's forthcoming new release Triplicate.More »

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Toto Working On New Album

Toto has revealed that they are currently hard at work on a new album. The release will serve as a tribute to their 40th anniversary and Steve Lukather broke news of the new release in an official statement on behalf of the band. "We're working on material for our 40th anniversary. It's pretty good," Lukather told Backstage Axxess in a new interview.More »

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Tom Petty Adds New North American Tour Dates

Tom Petty has added new dates to his previously confirmed summer tour. The new dates include seconds nights in both Boston and Philadelphia-on July 21 and 29, respectively. He will now also hit Vancouver, BC on August 17 and Seattle on August 19.More »

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Angus Young Pranked Guns N’ Roses At Sydney Airport

Guns N Roses recently fell victim to a clever prank at the hands of AC/DC's Angus Young as the band headed to Australia for a new run of live dates. As the band touched down, they were reportedly greeted by a 'security check' and who they thought to be a member of airport staff urging them to stay on the plane, who turned out to be Young.More »

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Blondie Planning Joint U.S. Tour With Garbage

Blondie and Garbage are hitting the road together for a co-headlining tour this summer. John Doe & Exene Cervenka will open the first half of the tour; Deap Vally will serve as the supporting act on the second leg.More »

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Sting Honored As Polar Music Laureate

Sting and Wayne Shorter have been named Polar Music Prize Laureates for 2017. The pair will both travel to Sweden where they will receive the prize from His Majesty King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden at the Stockholm Concert Hall on June 15.More »

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Santana Confirms Summer Tour Plans

Santana has revealed plans for a summer tour. The run has been dubbed the Transmogrify Tour and will kick off on June 23 in Woodinville, Washington and will wrap up on September 11 in Anaheim, California. The run will include twenty dates with stops in Phoenix, San Antonio, St. Louis and Nashville.More »

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Elton John Pays Tribute To George Michael On Radio Show

Elton John has once again paid tribute to his close friend, the late George Michael, during a recent radio show appearance. The tribute came on Elton's own Beats 1 Radio show The Rocket Hour radio show earlier this week and found John praising Michael not only as a person but also as an artist.More »

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Steven Tyler Auctions Off Rare Sports Car For Charity

Steven Tyler has auctioned off one of his rare sports cars for charity. The auction took place during the Barrett-Jackson Auction at Westworld in Scottsdale, Arizona earlier this month. The singer's former 2012 Hennessey Venom GT was one of only 12 ever made and sold for over $800k.More »

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David Bowie’s No Plan Set For Physical Release

A previously unreleased David Bowie EP titled No Plan is set for release on both vinyl and CD later this year. The posthumous release will reportedly feature three songs from his Lazarus musical and will drop on CD on February 24, with the vinyl being released on April 21. A third limited edition vinyl is set for release in May.More »

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Gene Simmons Attends Ace Frehley Show

Gene Simmons made an appearance at a recent gig in Los Angeles by his former KISS bandmate Ace Frehley. The show took place at The Saban in Beverly Hills and reportedly marks the first time the pair have been together since their Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction in 2014. A photo of the pair together appeared on Frehley's Facebook page.More »

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Black Sabbath Play Final Show

Black Sabbath has reportedly played the final show of their legendary career. Their final show came on February 4 at the NEC Arena in their hometown of Birmingham, UK. The show wrapped their lengthy 81-date "The End" tour and found the band close with their signature track "Paranoid."More »

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New Eric Clapton Documentary In The Works

A new documentary about Eric Clapton is reportedly in the works from director Lili Fini Zanuck. The doc, titled A Life in 12 Bars, will also involve Searching for Sugar Man producer John Battse. In an official statement Zanuck says that Clapton's commitment to the blues tradition will be focal in the project.More »

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