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Lead Singers of Kansas, Cheap Trick, Toto, Starship Teaming Up for Special Concert in Florida in November

KDIM EntertainmentThe voices behind of some of the biggest classic-rock acts of the 1970s and ’80s will join forces for a special concert event called “The Rock Pack” that’s scheduled for November 19 at the Germain Arena in Estero, Florida.  The show will feature performances by founding Kansas singer/keyboardist Steve Walsh, Cheap Trick‘s Robin Zander, ex-Toto frontman Bobby Kimball, Starship‘s Mickey Thomas and The TubesFee Waybill.... Read more

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The Zombies' “Odessey and Oracle” Tour Kicks Off Tonight in Dallas

Credit: Andrew EcclesThe Zombies launch a new U.S. trek tonight in Dallas that’ll mark the first time the famed British Invasion band is touring with their original rhythm section — bassist Chris White and drummer Hugh Grundy — since the group’s initial breakup in late 1967.  As previously reported, White and Grundy will join The Zombies’ current lineup — led by founding singer Colin Blunstone and keyboardist Rod Argent — for a full performance at each show of the band’s influential and acclaimed 1968 album, Odessey and Oracle.... Read more

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Exclusive Video: Robert Plant, Iggy Pop Recall the First Time They Saw The Who in Clip from New Concert Film

Michael Ochs Archives/Getty ImagesThe Who‘s new concert movie documenting the band’s June 2015 show in London’s Hyde Park is set to be screened in U.S. theaters October 8.  In a newly released excerpt from the film, seen here for the first time in the U.S., Led Zeppelin‘s Robert Plant and The StoogesIggy Pop recall the first time they each saw The Who perform.... Read more

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Lynyrd Skynyrd Singer Says Band Is Getting Ready to Work on New Studio Album

Credit: Clay Patrick McBride Lynyrd Skynyrd has only eight dates left on its 2015 tour schedule, and the group’s frontman, Johnny Van Zant, says he and his band mates are going to spend their upcoming downtime working on a new studio album.  The singer tells ABC Radio that the new project will include songs the band is putting together from some older ideas and fragments founding guitarist Gary Rossington has been digging up.... Read more

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Don Henley: “It's a Miracle” I Survived the 1970s

Credit: Danny ClinchWhen you talk about “Life in the Fast Lane,” The Eagles wrote the book — or at least wrote the song.  They were the epitome of the 1970s sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll lifestyle, so it’s no wonder that Eagles singer/drummer Don Henley says “it’s a miracle” that he’s still alive, and healthy, today.... Read more

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The Beatles' Management Contract with Brian Epstein Sells for More than $550K at London Auction

Image Courtesy of Sotheby’sThe historic managerial contract that The Beatles signed with Brian Epstein just prior to the U.K. release of the band’s first single, “Love Me Do,” sold for about $553,000, including buyer’s premium, at a Sotheby’s memorabilia auction in London today, September 29.  Dated October 1, 1962, the five-year contract was the only management agreement the Fab Four’s classic final lineup signed with Epstein.... Read more

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“Jimi Hendrix: Electric Church” Documentary Being Released on DVD & Blu-ray Next Month

Experience Hendrix LLC/Legacy RecordingsAfter premiering on Showtime in early September, Jimi Hendrix: Electric Church, the documentary that captures The Jimi Hendrix Experience‘s July 4, 1970, performance at the second Atlanta International Pop Festival, will be released on DVD and Blu-ray October 30.  The home video will feature an expanded edition of the film, and will include live renditions of “Red House” and “Freedom” not seen in the televised version.... Read more

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U2's “I Will Follow” and “Cedarwood Road” to Be Featured in “Rock Band 4”

Credit: Olaf HeineIf you’ve ever wanted to play along to U2 songs using a plastic instrument, you’ll soon have your chance.  The band’s classic song “I Will Follow,” from their 1980 debut Boy, and “Cedarwood Road,” a track off of their latest album, Songs of Innocence, will be featured in Rock Band 4, marking the first time that any U2 tune has ever appeared in a rhythm video game.... Read more

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