New Series of Vintage Rolling Stones Albums Being Released on Clear Vinyl


ABKCO RecordsThree more classic Rolling Stones albums will be reissued on clear vinyl on May 6 as part of ABKCO Records' "Clearly Classic" series that was launched last year.  The new installment includes 1964's 12 x 5, 1969's Through the Past, Darkly (Big Hits Vol. 2) compilation and the 1970 live album Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out! The Rolling Stones in Concert.12 x 5 was the second full-length Stones album released in the U.S.  It was made up mainly of cover songs, including the band's memorable renditions of "Time Is on My Side," "It's All Over Now" and Chuck Berry's "Around and Around."The Through the Past, Darkly best-of album featured a well-chosen selection of 10 popular songs the group released during the mid-to-late '60s.  The track list includes "Ruby Tuesday," "Jumpin' Jack Flash," "Let's Spend the Night Together," "Honky Tonk Women" and "Street Fighting Man."Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out! showcases performances from two shows The Rolling Stones played at New York's Madison Square Garden in November 1969.  It was the first release by the band to feature guitarist Mick Taylor, and was the first live album ever to hit #1 on the U.K. charts.  Among the record's 10 tracks were renditions of "Jumpin' Jack Flash," "Midnight Rambler," "Sympathy for the Devil" and "Honky Tonk Women."The three reissues can be pre-ordered now at Amazon.  All of The Stones' "Clearly Classic" releases are on high-quality, 180-gram vinyl.  The first installment, which came out in May 2013, included 1968's Beggar's Banquet, 1969's Let It Bleed and the double-LP 1971 compilation Hot Rocks 1964-1971.Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Hear New Version of "Hotel California" by Styx, Foreigner and Don Felder; Joint


ABC PR/GFE ManagementWhen Styx, Foreigner and ex-Eagles guitarist Don Felder announced in February that they'd be hitting the road together this summer, they promised to release a new, collaborative rendition of the Eagles' classic "Hotel California,"  which Felder co-wrote.Well, on Wednesday that version arrived, streaming exclusively on USA Today's website.  As Felder told ABC News Radio recently, the newly recorded rendition features guitar solos by himself, Styx's Tommy Shaw and Foreigner's Mick Jones, and lead vocals shared between Felder, Shaw, Foreigner frontman Kelly Hansen and Styx singer/keyboard player Lawrence Gowan.The track will appear on an upcoming compilation CD, The Soundtrack of the Summer, which also happens to be the name of the tour.  The album, which will be available exclusively at Walmart beginning May 6, is made up mostly of classic Foreigner and Styx tunes.  Another collaborative track that finds Felder joining forces with Foreigner for a version of that band's 1984 hit "I Want to Know What Love Is" will be available only on a limited-edition vinyl single and via iTunes.As previously reported, the Soundtrack of the Summer tour gets under way May 15 in Wichita, Kansas, and is plotted out through an August 17 show in Des Moines, Iowa.  Felder will appear at all dates through the end of July.Here's the track list for The Soundtrack of the Summer companion album:"Feels Like the First Time" -- Foreigner"Cold as Ice" -- Foreigner"Hot Blooded" -- Foreigner"Double Vision" -- Foreigner"Urgent" -- Foreigner"Waiting for a Girl Like You" -- Foreigner"I Want to Know What Love Is" -- Foreigner"Juke Box Hero" -- Foreigner"The Grand Illusion" -- Styx"Fooling Yourself (The Angry Young Man)" -- Styx"Lorelei" -- Styx"Crystal Ball" -- Styx"Blue Collar Man (Long Nights)" -- Styx"Miss America" -- Styx"Renegade" -- Styx"Too Much Time on My Hands" -- Styx"Hotel California" -- Don Felder with members of Foreigner & StyxCopyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Bruce Springsteen Premieres Video for New Song, "American Beauty"


Columbia RecordsOn Saturday, Bruce Springsteen released a new EP titled American Beauty for Record Store Day.  The EP, which was made available exclusively on 12-inch vinyl, features four previously unreleased songs that were recorded during the same sessions that yielded the Boss' High Hopes album.Now, a video featuring Springsteen and his E Street Band performing the EP's title track live has debuted online.  The clip was filmed, appropriately, on the day American Beauty was released.  Bruce and company are shown playing the tune onstage at the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, North Carolina, prior to a scheduled concert at the venue.In a note about the American Beauty disc, Springsteen says of the title track, "I get to sing in a part of my range I don't often visit and that along with its 'guitar wall of sound' gives it a little 'exile on E Street' power."Springsteen's current U.S. tour is scheduled through a May 17-18 stand in Uncasville, Connecticut.  His next scheduled show takes place Thursday night in Raleigh, North Carolina.Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

William Hurt Exits Gregg Allman Biopic Project


Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images; Danny ClinchAnother problem has developed for Midnight Rider, the biographical film about Gregg Allman, as one of the movie's main stars, William Hurt, has dropped out of the troubled production, according to Deadline.  The news follows a tragic accident that occurred this past February during the first day of shooting in Wayne County, Georgia, when a 27-year-old camera assistant named Sarah Jones was killed and seven other crew members were injured by a train.Hurt, who had signed on to portray Allman as an older man in the movie, was involved in the scene that was being filmed -- a dream sequence involving a mattress positioned on a train trestle -- when the incident took place.  Deadline reports that a source close to the production told the website that the filmmakers "were already looking to recast some roles," including the lead part, prior to Hurt's exit.Filming on Midnight Rider was suspended several days after the accident, although a source close to director/producer Randall Miller recently told Deadline that discussions had begun about starting pre-production again as early as June, this time in the Los Angeles area.  Meanwhile, an investigation about whether any party is legally responsible for Jones' death is ongoing.Midnight Rider is based on Gregg Allman's 2012 autobiography, My Cross to Bear, and the Allman Brothers Band frontman is one of the film's producers.Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

New Teaser-Trailer Shows Unveiling of Deluxe Reissue of Led Zeppelin's Debut Alb


Atlantic Records/RhinoA new video teaser gives Led Zeppelin fans a peek inside the Super Deluxe Box Set edition of the upcoming reissue of their eponymous 1969 debut album.  The 35-second trailer, which you can see on Led Zeppelin's official YouTube channel, is accompanied by audio of a live version of "Communication Breakdown" that's part of the package's bonus content.As displayed in the video, the Led Zeppelin super deluxe set includes a remastered edition of the original album, both on CD and high-quality vinyl; a CD and double LP featuring performances from a 1969 Paris concert by the band; a collectible print of the cover art; a 72-page hardback book with photos and archival images; a replica of the group's original Atlantic Records press kit; and a download card offering access to an high-def digital audio version of the album.Led Zeppelin also recently posted a video that featured the full version of a medley of "Good Times, Bad Times" and "Communication Breakdown" from the bonus Live in Paris, 1969 disc.As previously reported, Led Zeppelin, Led Zeppelin II and Led Zeppelin III all will be reissued in various configurations on June 3.Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

New Documentary About The Grateful Dead's Bob Weir Premiering Tonight in NYC


TribecaFilm.comA new documentary about founding Grateful Dead singer/guitarist Bob Weir gets its premiere tonight at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City.  The Other One: The Long, Strange Trip of Bob Weir will be shown at the Tribeca Performing Arts Center at 9:30 p.m. ET, and will feature a special musical set by Weir himself following the screening.The movie follows Weir's life, from his early years as a high-school dropout following author Ken Kesey's Merry Pranksters communal group, through his amazing 30-year adventure as a member of the world's most celebrated jam band and beyond.  The Other One features candid conversations with Bob, as well as interviews with his Dead band mates Phil Lesh, Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann; various family members; and musical friends such as Sammy Hagar, Bruce Hornsby and Phish's Mike Gordon.In addition, the movie includes concert and behind-the-scenes footage, and takes a look at how the Grateful Dead was affected by and influenced the cultural changes the world underwent during the group's existence.The Other One was directed by Mike Fleiss, whose credits also include the 2011 documentary God Bless Ozzy Osbourne.  The Tribeca Film Festival will host encore screenings of the movie this Friday evening and Saturday afternoon at the AMC Loews Village 7 theater.  The flick also will be shown at the San Francisco International Film Festival on April 29 and May 2.Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Peter Frampton Releasing Album of Music from 2013 Ballet Project


Red DistributionPeter Frampton is preparing to release a mini-album featuring musical pieces he created for his 2013 collaboration with the Cincinnati Ballet.  Hummingbird in a Box, which hits stores on June 24, is a suite of seven songs the veteran guitar whiz composed with Nashville-based songwriter Gordon Kennedy, with whom he's worked on his previous three studio efforts.The music from Hummingbird in a Box was debuted at a series of April 2013 performances by the Cincinnati Ballet at the city's Aronoff Center for the Arts.  Those shows featured Frampton and his band accompanying the dance company by playing some of his classic songs as well as the new pieces.Framptron says about the project, "Writing for dance was a wonderfully freeing experience.  There were no boundaries.  We were able to push the composing envelope."Adds, Kennedy, "Songwriters and musicians create music to move people.  This was beautiful, graceful and instantly gratifying!"As previously reported, Frampton will be on hand to give an introductory speech on May 6 when the Cincinnati Ballet gives a New York City performance that will feature some of the Hummingbird in a Box material.Meanwhile, Frampton has now lined up more than 30 tour dates this year, including solo headlining dates, joint shows with The Doobie Brothers and Frampton's Guitar Circus concerts with special guest Buddy Guy.  Peter's itinerary kicks off with a June 22 performance in Cincinnati.  Check out his full schedule at Frampton.com/Live.Here is the Hummingbird in a Box track list:"The Promenade's Retreat""Hummingbird in a Box""The One in 901""Friendly Fire""Heart to My Chest""Shadow of My Mind""Norman Wisdom"Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Joan Jett, Axl Rose Set to Receive Special Honors Tonight at "Revolver" Golden G


RevolverMag.comJoan Jett and Guns N' Roses frontman Axl Rose will receive special honors at the sixth annual Revolver Golden Gods Awards, which will take place April 23 at Club Nokia in Los Angeles.The sixth annual Revolver Golden Gods Awards ceremony takes place tonight in Los Angeles.  Joan Jett and Guns N' Roses frontman Axl Rose both will receive special honors at the big event, which celebrates outstanding achievements by hard-rock artists.Jett will make history by being the first woman ever to receive Revolver's Golden God award, which is given annually to one honoree who "embodies the spirit of hard rock and metal."  Joan joins past Golden God recipients including Gene Simmons, Rob Zombie and Alice Cooper.Rose will be presented with this year's Ronnie James Dio Lifetime Achievement Award. The singer will join the ranks of past honorees Rush, Ozzy Osbourne, Metallica and Lemmy Kilmister of Motorhead.This year's ceremony also will feature live performances from Jett and her band The Blackhearts, Guns N' Roses, Korn and Zakk Wylde, among others.Meanwhile, among this year's Golden Gods nominees is Black Sabbath, who received nods for Album of the Year and Comeback of the Year.  Band members Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler also will compete, respectively, for prizes in the Best Guitarist and Best Bassist category.  Other nominees in various categories include Deep Purple, Metallica, Mötley Crüe and Alice in Chains.  To check out a full list of nominees, visit GoldenGods2014.com.The Golden Gods Awards ceremony will be held at L.A.'s Nokia Club and will begin at 7 p.m. PT.  If you can't make it out to the extravaganza, you can still watch a live stream of the event at Amazon.com.Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Blondie Marking 40th Anniversary with Two-Disc Package Featuring New Album, Hits


PRNewsFoto/BlondieBlondie will celebrate its 40th anniversary in a big way, by releasing a new two-disc collection combining a brand-new studio effort and an album of updated versions of the group's best-known tunes.  Due out on May 13, Blondie 4(0) Ever will include the influential New York band's long-awaited 10th studio album, Ghosts of a Download, as well as Deluxe Redux: Greatest Hits, which boasts renditions of 11 classic Blondie songs rerecorded by the veteran New Wave act's current lineup.Ghosts of Download finds Blondie exploring a variety of genres, including modern electronic and dance music, reggae, pop and rock.  A number of guest artists make appearances on the record, including Gossip frontwoman Beth Ditto, New York City club performer Miss Guy, Colombian group Systema Solar and Oakland–based Panamanian rap act Los Rakas.  The album features a cover of Frankie Goes to Hollywood's 1983 hit "Relax."Among the many memorable songs included on Deluxe Redux are "Heart of Glass," "Tide Is High," "Rapture," "One Way or Another" and "Call Me."Blondie 4(0) Ever will be available in a variety of configurations, including a deluxe edition that features the two CDs, a bonus DVD boasting footage of a 1977 performance at CBGB, a collectible poster and five postcards with photographs taken by guitarist Chris Stein.  There's also the standard two-CD set, a digital download and a vinyl package offering LP versions of the two albums together with the DVD.Fans pre-ordering the digital version of Blondie 4(0) Ever via Amazon or iTunes will receive three bonus Ghosts of Download tracks, and also will be able to instantly download the new song "I Want to Drag You Around."Two preview tracks from Blondie 4(0) Ever, the Ghosts of Download tune "Sugar on the Side" and a new rendition of "One Way or Another," can be heard now at the band's official YouTube channel.Here is the full Blondie 4(0) Ever track list:Deluxe Redux: Greatest Hits"Heart of Glass""Dreaming""Tide Is High""Maria""Sunday Girl""Hanging on the Telephone""Rapture""One Way or Another""Call Me""Atomic""Rip Her to Shreds"Ghosts of Download"Sugar on the Side""Rave""A Rose by Any Name""I Want to Drag You Around""Winter""I Screwed Up""Relax""Take Me in the Night""Make a Way""Mile High""Euphoria""Take It Back""Backroom"Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Pearl Jam, Replacements, Jimmy Cliff Among Artists Appearing at 2014 Austin City


C3 PresentsThe Austin City Limits Music Festival is back for a 13th annual installment. This year's lineup includes Pearl Jam, reunited rockers The Replacements, reggae legend Jimmy Cliff and dozens more. The 2014 festival takes place over two weekends, October 3-5 and October 10-12, at Zilker Park in Austin, Texas.Among the other big-name acts that will be hitting the stage are Eminem, Beck, Lorde, Foster the People, Outkast and Lana Del Ray. In addition, the ACL fest keeps it real by showcasing dozens of Austin hometown bands as well as local restaurants -- including Amy's Ice Creams, a joint that offers ice cream flavors like Bacon Jalapeno Popper, Big Boy Breakfast and Tequila Sunrise. The event attracts 75,000 fans each day, or nearly a quarter-million over the three-day festival. Tickets for this year's Austin City Limits Festival -- including multi-day and travel packages -- are on sale now through the ACL website,  ACLFestival.com.Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio