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ZZ Top's loading more dates onto Tonnage Tour

Credit: Ross HalfinZZ Top recently launched a 2017 trek dubbed The Tonnage Tour, and now the famous Texas blues-rock trio has added a series of late-spring shows to the North American outing that include several concerts in their home state. The new dates begin with a May 12 performance in Amarillo, Texas, and run through June 10 show in Frisco, Texas, that also will feature Jimmy Buffett.... Read more

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Check out Paul McCartney's original demo version of his 1989 hit “My Brave Face” with Elvis Costello

1988 © Paul McCartney/Photo by Linda McCartneyPaul McCartney is treating fans to another preview of the forthcoming deluxe reissue of his 1989 studio album, Flowers in the Dirt, which included several collaborations with Elvis Costello. McCartney has posted a video on his official YouTube channel that features the original demo of “My Brave Face,” a song he co-wrote with Costello that reached #25 on the Billboard Hot 100.... Read more

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King Crimson announces North American tour dates; band to feature “double quartet” lineup

King Crimson’s Robert Fripp (Jean Baptiste Lacroix/WireImage)King Crimson mastermind Robert Fripp will hold court with the latest incarnation of his famed prog-rock group when he takes the band on the road in North America later this year. The trek, dubbed the Radical Action Tour 2017, gets underway on June 13 in Seattle and is confirmed through a July 9 concert in Red Bank, New Jersey.... Read more

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Paul McCartney and The Who team up with Shure microphone company for special charity auction

Courtesy of Shure IncorporatedPaul McCartney and The Who have partnered with the Shure microphone company for a special charity auction in celebration of the 50th anniversary of Shure’s popular SM58 mics. Shure has created commemorative limited-edition SM58 microphones featuring custom-painted McCartney- and Who-themed designs that will be sold via eBay.... Read more

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Grace Slick explains why she allowed Starship hit to be used in a Chick-fil-A ad

David Livingston/Getty ImagesRetired Jefferson Airplane/Starship singer Grace Slick is a well-known supporter of liberal social issues, so some were surprised that she recently allowed the chart-topping Starship hit “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now” to be used in a commercial for Chick-fil-A, a company that’s funded organizations that are against gay marriage. In an op-ed piece published in Forbes, the 77-year-old Rock and Roll of Famer explains why, after initially balking at the request, she ultimately decided to license the tune to the restaurant chain.... Read more

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30th anniversary edition of Roy Orbison's Black and White Night concert special being released Friday

Roy’s Boys/Legacy RecordingsBlack & White Night 30, the newly updated and expanded version of the late Roy Orbison‘s historic, star-studded 1988 concert special Black & White Night, gets its release Friday, February 24. The new collection, which will be available as a DVD/CD and Blu-ray/CD set, feature previously unreleased performances, unseen camera angles and a documentary about the show that includes interviews with the event’s various guest artists.... Read more

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Ex-Yes singer Jon Anderson says since band's Rock Hall induction was announced, “people wave at me”

Credit: Dan HigginsAfter being eligible for induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame for more than 20 years, Yes finally will be welcomed into the institution at an April 7 ceremony in Brooklyn, New York. Original Yes frontman Jon Anderson tells ABC Radio that he’s “obviously very excited” about the honor, while revealing that since receiving the happy news, he’s noticed a change in the way people react to him when he’s out in public.... Read more

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