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The Rolling Stones Among the Many Bands to Be Featured in New “Guitar Hero” Game

Credit: Brian RasicIt’s time to dust off your plastic guitars and realize your rock star destiny — Guitar Hero is coming back. The new installment in the series, entitled Guitar Hero Live, will be released this fall. The game’s initial track list includes songs by The Rolling Stones, as well as by such younger acts as Green Day, The Black Keys, Fall Out Boy, The Killers, My Chemical Romance, The Lumineers and Gray Clark Jr.... Read more

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Ringo & Paul Reunite as Rock, Blues, R&B & Punk Are Ushered Into Rock Hall of Fame in Cleveland

Kevin Mazur/WireImage for Rock and Roll Hall of FameRingo Starr playing with Green DayJoan Jett singing with Dave Grohl and Miley Cyrus.  It’s the kind of stuff that only happens at the annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony, held over the weekend in Cleveland, Ohio.  As usual, the very, very long night featured a mix of once-in-a-lifetime performances, emotional speeches and plenty of rock and roll attitude.... Read more

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Joan Jett to Be Honored at Long Island, NY, Film Festival This Fall

Credit: Bruce AdlerWhile Joan Jett was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this past Saturday, the influential rocker will be receiving another, very different honor in the fall when New York’s Long Beach International Film Festival (LBIFF) launches a new film series in her name.  The Joan Jett Music Film Series will be part of the fourth annual LBIFF, which will be held September 24-27 at venues in the Long Island, New York, communities of Long Beach, Garden City and Rockville Centre.... Read more

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Happy Record Store Day 2015, Vinyl Lovers!

Courtesy of Record Store DayJust a reminder that the eighth annual Record Store Day takes place this Saturday, April 18.  As always, the initiative features a wide variety of limited-edition vinyl-only releases that are available exclusively at independent record shops around the U.S. and in other countries too.  Among the many veteran artists who are be issuing collectible discs in conjunction with the U.S. campaign are Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen, Robert Plant, U2, Jimi Hendrix and Bob Dylan.... Read more

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Ringo Starr, Lou Reed, Joan Jett & More Being Inducted into Rock Hall Tonight

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame + MuseumThe 2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony takes place tonight at Cleveland’s Public Hall.  Former Beatles drummer Ringo Starr tops the list of this year’s inductees, which also includes Lou Reed, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble, Green Day, The Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Bill Withers and The “5” Royales.... Read more

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Don Henley Settles Lawsuit with Clothing Company over Pun-Filled Ad

Credit: James GladerThe EaglesDon Henley has settled a lawsuit he brought last year against a Wisconsin-based clothing company that seemingly incorporated his name and the title of one of his band’s well-known songs into an advertisement for a line of its shirts.  According to documents filed on Tuesday in a California federal court, the Duluth Trading Co. has agreed to never again use or allude to the singer’s full name in connection with selling its Henley-style collarless pullover shirts, the Wisconsin State Journal reports.... Read more

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