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U2 Reveals Cover Art for New Album

U2 has revealed the cover artwork for their new album, Songs of Innocence. The artwork is a black and white photograph of  drummer Larry Mullen Jr. and his 18-year-old son, Aaron Elvis. Mullen is typically media-shy, but Bono explained, “Songs … Continue reading

Listen to Another Preview of Pink Floyd’s New Album ‘The Endless River’

After an international campaign last week to announce Pink Floyd’s first new album in 20 years, the band has released another sneak peek at the album in the form of a 30-second YouTube video clip, which you can hear below. … Continue reading

AC/DC Announces New Album, Australian Newspaper Reveals Malcolm Young’s Illness

AC/DC has announced the release of Rock Or Bust on December 2nd. The highly anticipated new album, which was recorded earlier this year in Vancouver, features 11 new tracks. It is the first album in the band’s 41 year history … Continue reading

Dhani Harrison Performs Father, George Harrison’s “Let It Down”

George Harrison’s son, Dhani, paid tribute to his father on Wednesday night’s episode of CONAN, performing his father’s song “Let It Down” with a full band. Watch the video below. The performance was part of CONAN’s “George Harrison Week,” which … Continue reading

Watch Paul Simon Perform The Beatles’ “Here Comes The Sun”

Paul Simon paid tribute to George Harrison this week by performing The Beatles classic “Here Comes The Sun” on CONAN during the show’s “George Harrison week.” Watch the video below. Simon performed the song with Harrison himself in 1976 on … Continue reading

Pink Floyd Announces New Album With International Artwork Reveal

In true Pink Floyd style, the band has announced the release date for their new album with an artwork reveal spanning the globe. The Endless River, due out November 10th, will be Pink Floyd’s first new release in two decades.  … Continue reading

Bryan Adams Celebrating ‘Reckless’ 30th Anniversary with Canadian Tour

Bryan Adams will hit the road in his native Canada next year to celebrate the 30th anniversary of his Reckless album. The tour kicks off January 12th in Voctoria and continues across the country through February 28th in Toronto. Reckless … Continue reading

Beatles’ Eleanor Rigby Sculpted from 1.6M Worth of Bank Notes

A sculpture of The Beatles’ Eleanor Rigby has been created out of 1.6M (US) worth of used bank notes. The statue, which stands 5 ft. 2 in., was created by artist Leonard J. Brown. The piece is a statement on … Continue reading

Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson Joins Global Campaign Against IEDs

Ian Anderson and the best of Jethro Tull will headline The National Theater in Richmond, VA next month to honor veterans, first responders, and to raise awareness of the global threat from Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs). All proceeds from the … Continue reading

Freddie Mercury & Michael Jackson Duet To Be Released

Thirty years later, Queen will finally release the song “There Must Be More To Life Than This” – a track that features vocals by Freddie Mercury and Michael Jackson. The song, originally written for the Hot Space album, was never … Continue reading

Metallica Releasing 27 Live Albums by End of Year

Metallica is preparing to release an extensive number of live albums, 27 in total, by the end of the year.  Though the band has been offering high-quality recordings of their live concerts as digital downloads via LiveMetallica.com for years, they … Continue reading

Gregg Allman To Be Honored with Living Legend Award

Gregg Allman will receive the Living Legend Award at the 10th Annual Classic Rock Awards this fall. The Classic Rock Roll of Honour ceremony will take place in the United States for the first time on November 4th at The … Continue reading

Hear An Unreleased Acoustic Version of George Harrison’s ‘Dark Horse’

On September 23rd, George Harrison: The Apple Years 1968-75 box set will be released, featuring the ex-Beatles first six solo albums remastered by Dhani Harrison and Paul Hicks, a DVD with a brand-new short film directed by Olivia Harrison, and … Continue reading

Yusuf / Cat Stevens Returns With New Album

On October 27th, iconic singer-songwriter Yusuf (formerly known as Cat Stevens), returns with his first new album in five years, Tell ‘Em I’m Gone. The album – the follow up to 2009′s acclaimed Roadsinger – was recorded all over the … Continue reading

Legendary Studio Owner Tom Skeeter Dies at 82

Owner of the legendary Sound City Studios in Van Nuys, CA, Tom Skeeter, has died. The news was announced Saturday via the studio’s Facebook page. “We lost our main man, Tommy Skeeter this week,” reads the post. “Grateful our Sound … Continue reading

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