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Loverboy Teaming Up with The Romantics, Rick Springfield for Late Summer Tour

Credit: Mick RockLoverboy will be working all over North America this year, as the Canadian rockers have a wide variety of tour dates lined up, including a series of co-headlining shows with fellow ’80s stars The Romantics and Rick Springfield.  Loverboy’s upcoming 2015 itinerary kicks off with a show this Saturday in Pompano Beach, Florida, and is mapped out through an October 1 concert in Yakima, Washington.... Read more

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The Moody Blues' Justin Hayward Schedules New Solo US Tour Dates

Eagle Rock EntertainmentDuring the last couple of years The Moody BluesJustin Hayward has been alternating between touring with his famous band and playing shows in support of his 2013 solo album, Spirits of the Western Sky.  The singer/guitarist currently on the road with the Moodies for a series of U.S. spring dates, but he’s just announced plans to return to the States in the late summer for some solo shows.... Read more

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Jeff Lynne “Thrilled to Bits” to Receive Hollywood Walk of Fame Star

Credit: Martyn AtkinsJeff Lynne was recognized for his many musical achievements with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at a ceremony held earlier today in front of the famous Capitol Records Building in downtown Los Angeles.  As expected, Eagles guitarist Joe Walsh and Tom Petty both were on hand to deliver speeches saluting the Electric Light Orchestra frontman and acclaimed producer, who said he was “thrilled to bits” to receive the honor.... Read more

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“R.E.M. by MTV” to Be Released on Blu-ray and DVD

Image Courtesy of RhinoThe R.E.M. documentary R.E.M. by MTV, which explores the relationship between the legendary band and the music network, will be released on Blu-ray and as a standalone DVD on June 2. The film previously had only been available as a part of a six-disc DVD collection called I Want My REMTV.... Read more

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Springsteen, Joan Jett, Billy Idol, Foreigner's Mick Jones to Honor Pete Townshend at NYC Benefit Event

Credit: Ross HalfinBruce Springsteen, Joan Jett, Billy Idol, Foreigner guitarist Mick Jones are among the stars who will be on hand to salute The Who‘s Pete Townshend at the 11th annual MusiCares MAP Fund benefit concert, scheduled for May 28 at Best Buy Theater in New York City.  As previously reported, Townshend will receive the Stevie Ray Vaughan Award at the event for his support of the MAP Fund’s work aiding musicians fighting addiction and substance abuse.... Read more

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Sc-Fi Rock Opera Featuring Mountain's Corky Laing to Get Its US Premiere Tonight in NYC

Gonzo MultimediaA new sci-fi rock opera called Playing God co-written by and featuring Mountain drummer Corky Laing will get its U.S. premiere on Thursday at The Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College in New York City.  The production, which is based on a 2013 album of the same name, focuses on the ethical questions raised by genetic intervention.  Admittance is free to the one-night-only performance.... Read more

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