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4/24/2014
Robert Plant says there's zero chance of a Led Zeppelin reunion
Despite Robert Plant revealing last year that he wasn't the one keeping a Led Zeppelin reunion from happening -- it now seems that he is. While promoting the June 3rd reissues of Zeppelin's first three albums, both Plant and Jimmy Page spoke to BBC Radio, and when the question of another Zeppelin reunion concert -- like their 2007 London gig -- came up, Page said, "I'm sure people would love to hear it. I'm not the one to be asking, I don't sing." When Plant was asked what the chances were for a Zeppelin reunion, Plant simply offered up: "Zero."...
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4/24/2014
Guns N' Roses performance closes out 'Golden Gods' Awards
The Revolver Golden Gods Awards took place on Wednesday night (April 23rd) at Club Nokia in Los Angeles, where various rock and metal acts were honored for their talents and achievements and both Axl Rose and Joan Jett were given lifetime contribution awards. The show opened with a surprise performance from thrash metal veterans Slayer, while other acts who performed included Jett, Guns N' Roses, The Pretty Reckless, Suicide Silence and A Day To Remember.Ex-Guns N' Roses bassist Duff McKagan performed with the band at the event, marking the first time that McKagan has performed with the group on ...
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4/24/2014
Seether set to release 'Isolate And Medicate' on July 1st
Seether's fifth studio album will be titled 'Isolate And Medicate' and is set to arrive on July 1st.A first single called "Words As Weapons" will hit rock radio and iTunes next Thursday (May 1st).The new disc will follow up 2011's Holding Onto Strings Better Left To Fray.Frontman Shaun Morgan told us that he can't wait for the new album to come out: "This album I think is very focused, and I think it's very reminiscent of our early stuff, but also having touches of sort of the more melodic side, and I mean, I think there's gonna ...
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4/24/2014
Bruce Springsteen releases 'American Beauty' video
Bruce Springsteen has rush released a new video for the title track of his new EP, American Beauty. The performance clip, which was directed by "The Boss'" longtime in-house filmmaker Thom Zimny, was shot last Saturday (April 19th) prior to the E Street Band's Charlotte, North Carolina show.Bruce Springsteen says that 50 years into his performing career, hitting the stage every night never fails to excite and inspire him: "It's like you come out and you fall in love every night in some way. When you're doing it right, it's like a rebirth, y'know? It's not a repetition -- ...
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4/24/2014
Peter Frampton adds midwest stops, announces LP street date
Peter Frampton has just added four new dates to his summer itinerary. The famed guitarist, who'll release his new studio set, Hummingbird In A Box on June 24th, has just tagged on shows in Sterling Heights, Michigan; New Lenox, Illinois; Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin; and Littleton, Colorado. Hummingbird In A Box, which was co-written by Frampton and longtime collaborator Gordon Kennedy, marks the first new Frampton music since the 2010 release of Thank You Mr. Churchill. The piece was commissioned by and performed with the Cincinnati Ballet in April 2013.Frampton told us that it's very easy for fans to think ...
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4/24/2014
Flashback: Lennon & McCartney's final meeting
It was 38 years ago tonight (April 24th, 1976) that John Lennon and Paul McCartney last saw each other. Over the course of the previous two years, relations between the two chief Beatles had warmed considerably, with the pair spending time together both in Los Angeles and in Manhattan. Prior to returning to Yoko Ono after their infamous 14-month separation, in early 1975, Lennon was planning to travel to New Orleans to record with McCartney, who was then working on Wings' Venus And Mars album. Paul and Linda McCartney had last visited the Lennon's at their apartment in the Dakota ...
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4/23/2014
The Who's ‘Quadrophenia' basis of summer university symposium
England’s Universality of Sussex will hold a weekend symposium on the Who's Quadrophenia album and film in commemoration of the 50th anniversary next month of "Mods" and "Rockers" legendary battles on the beaches in such southern England seaside resort towns as Brighton, Margate, Bournemouth, and Clacton.Rolling Stone reported that the seminar will take place from July 10th through the 12th, with the schedule including "talks on everything from the 'the Post-1960s Mod Diaspora' to 'the sea and the scooter in Quadrophenia.'" Although Quadrophenia film director Franc Roddam will be attending, Pete Townshend will not -- although he passed along ...
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4/23/2014
Tom Petty honored by ASCAP tonight in L.A.
Tom Petty will be honored tonight (April 23rd) by the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers with the prestigious ASCAP Founders Award. The invite-only gala will be held in Los Angeles at the Loews Hollywood Hotel, and will also salute the songwriters and publishers of ASCAP's most performed pop songs of 2013.Petty is prepping his latest studio set with the Heartbreakers, called, Hypnotic Eye, which is due out this summer. Petty spoke to The Associated Press and admitted that at age 63, songwriting seems to take a more measured approach these days, explaining, "As life goes by, you ...
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4/23/2014
Gregg Allman breaks wrist; bows out of Australian gigs
Gregg Allman was forced to bow out of two Australian gigs after breaking his wrist. Allman’s promoter said in a statement: "Bluesfest Touring regret to inform that Gregg Allman will not be able to perform his Sydney show at the Enmore Theatre on April 21st or his Melbourne show at The Forum on April 23rd, due to a severe wrist injury worsening since his arrival to Australia. Gregg Allman broke his wrist not long before the tour commenced and since, his injury has unexpectedly worsened leaving him in severe pain and unable to perform. Gregg will be returning to the ...
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4/23/2014
Jon Bon Jovi helps open low-income housing facility in Philly
Jon Bon Jovi was on hand yesterday (April 22nd) at the grand opening of the low-income housing development named after after him in Philadelphia. The Associated Press reported that the 55-unit JBJ Soul Homes "will be occupied by low-income tenants and the formerly homeless. . . residents will have access to social services provided by Project HOME, a group dedicated to ending homelessness. The four-story building includes retail and office space."Bon Jovi, who has actively campaigned for affordable housing in Newark, New Jersey as well as Philly, helped kick start the project with his Soul Foundation and the Middleton ...
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