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Bruce Springsteen Reveals His “Desert Island Discs”; Picks Include Classic Tunes by Dylan, Elvis, Beatles

Credit: Henry Ruggeri, Milan, Italy, July 3, 2016Bruce Springsteen recently shared his list of eight “Desert Island Discs” during an interview with the U.K.’s BBC Radio 4, and among the recordings are memorable tunes by some of the most beloved rock and soul artists of the 1950s and 1960s. Appearing on the Boss’ lists are songs by such legends as Bob Dylan, Elvis Presley, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Van Morrison, Marvin Gaye, James Brown and The Four Tops.... Read more

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Neil Diamond on His “Friendly, Warm” Christmas Album

Capitol Music GroupNeil Diamond grew up Jewish, and never celebrated Christmas as a kid, but singing Christmas music is another story. His current album, Acoustic Christmas, which features his seasonal hit “The Christmas Medley,” is his fourth collection of holiday music. And as the legendary singer tells Rolling Stone, “There’s no stopping in sight.”... Read more

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The Smithereens to Reunite with Original Bassist at Memorial Concert for Guitarist's Late Wife

Courtesy of Jim Babjak ArchivesVeteran rockers The Smithereens will play a special benefit show on Saturday in Woodbridge, New Jersey, in honor of guitarist Jim Babjak‘s wife, Betty, who died of pancreatic cancer in February. The event, called “The Memorial Concert for Betty Babjak,” will feature a one-off reunion with the band’s original bass player, Mike Mesaros, who will play with the group for the first time in 11 years.... Read more

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Jackson Browne to Play Two Benefits Supporting California Death Penalty Repeal

Credit: Nels IsraelsonJackson Browne is winding down his U.S. fall acoustic tour this week, but the acclaimed singer/songwriter has just announced plans to take part in a pair of benefit concert events in California later this month. Browne will be playing in support of the Yes on 62 — Repeal the Death Penalty campaign October 24 at San Diego’s Balboa Theatre and October 26 at Santa Barbara’s Crest Theatre.... Read more

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New Jeff Beck Tribute Album Features Members of Def Leppard, Mötley Crüe, Toto and More

Deadline MusicA variety of respected rock guitarists have lent their talents to a new album paying tribute to influential blues-rock guitar virtuoso Jeff BeckJeffology: A Guitar Chronicle, which will be released on October 2, features Def Leppard‘s Phil Collen and Vivian Campbell, Mötley Crüe‘s Mick Mars, Toto‘s Steve Lukather and others playing renditions of select tunes that Beck recorded with The Yardbirds and as a solo artist.... Read more

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Iron Maiden Reveals US Tour Dates and Cities

John McMurtrieIron Maiden announced about two weeks ago they’d be hitting the road early next year in support of their latest album, The Book of Souls, including then-unspecified U.S. dates.  Grab your credit cards: the band just announced those dates and cities.... Read more

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