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It's an understatement to say that the rock world has been all a buzz over the story that Robert Plant reportedly nixed a potential $800 million tour contract for a Led Zeppelin reunion trek. According to the "Golden God" -- it's simply not true. A spokesperson for Plant issued a one word statement from Plant regarding the story, and presumably the offer, deeming it "rubbish." Either way, keeping Zeppelin in the news is surely good for sale of the latest Jimmy Page-remastered editions of 1971’s Led Zeppelin IV and 1973’s Houses Of The Holy have just been released with previously unreleased audio content in a variety of packages -- including a limited edition “Super Deluxe” box set.

Jimmy Page told us that he was aware immediately that Zeppelin was breaking new ground on not only a musical level -- but on how music was actually created: [“We knew that we were doing work -- we knew it was substantial because it wasn’t like anybody . . . what anybody else was doing. So, then it has a substance to it and it’s radical, purely because of that level. As far as the sort of counterpoint of the four musicians playing together ands the sum total of that, or even the alchemy of it, that basically

Todd Rundgren who performed at Britain's legendary Knebworth festival along with Zeppelin back in 1979, said that he doesn't blame Robert Plant for shying away from another reunion and trying to duplicate his vocals from 45 years ago on a nightly basis: ["Robert Plant will probably always have a gig somewhere. And the only reason for him to reunite with the Led Zeppelin thing is because it would just be huge money involved, I guess. But he has an opportunity to play music that he feels like. Some music that he may feel actually more akin to than what he's, I guess 'obligated' to do (laughs) at this point with Led Zeppelin. Everything that he did after he left Led Zeppelin was an octave lower (than the Zeppelin songs). (Laughs) And now he's got to go back and sing and scream at the top of his lungs."]

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It was 37 years ago tonight (October 20th, 1977), that a plane carrying Lynyrd Skynyrd crashed in a swamp near Gillsburg, Mississippi. At the time, the group was en route to its next show in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The crash took the lives of lead singer Ronnie Van Zant; guitarist Steve Gaines and his sister, backup singer Cassie Gaines; Lynyrd Skynyrd manager Dean Kilpatrick, as well as the plane's two pilots.

All the other members of the band suffered horrific injuries, from which they eventually recovered. Two years later, survivors Gary Rossington and Allen Collins (guitars), Billy Powell (keyboards) and Leon Wilkeson (bass) formed a new group, the Rossington-Collins Band. A decade after the plane crash, the surviving members of Skynyrd regrouped under the legendary name and played a series of dates to mark the anniversary with Johnnie Van Zant, the younger brother of Ronnie Van Zant, stepping in as his permanent replacement.
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New AC/DC if you missed it!

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Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band are heading back on the road in support of Seger's upcoming studio set, Ride Out. Although dates and cities are available for all the upcoming shows -- only venues have been announced for the first 13 of the 23 dates. Seger and the crew will kick off the trek on their home turf on November 19th in Saginaw, Michigan -- and as of now -- will wind the dates up on February 27th in Los Angeles, California.

Over the decades, Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band have gained the reputation as one of the purest, most high-octane rock shows on the road. Seger told us that he was lucky to not only have the will, but also the opportunity to constantly hone his craft by playing out.

JUST ANNOUNCED: Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band tour dates (subject to change):
November 19 - Saginaw, MI - Arena at Dow Event Center
November 22 - Bangor, ME - Cross Insurance Center    
November 24 - Halifax, NS - Scotiabank Centre    
November 26 - Saint John, NB - Harbour Station    
November 29 - Boston, MA - TD Garden    
December 2 - Albany, NY - Times Union Center    
December 4 - Cleveland, OH - Quicken Loans Arena    
December 6 - Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Sun Arena    
December 9 - Grand Rapids, MI - Van Andel Arena    
December 11 - Chicago, IL - United Center    
December 13 - St. Louis, MO - Scottrade Center    
December 17 - Buffalo, NY - First Niagara Center    
December 19 - New York, NY - Madison Square Garden Arena    
January 22 - Pittsburgh, PA - TBA    
January 24 - Toronto, ON - TBA    
January 29 - Columbus, OH - TBA    
January 31 - Atlanta, GA - TBA    
February 5 - Tampa, FL - TBA    
February 7 - Fort Lauderdale, FL - TBA    
February 12 - Dallas, TX - TBA    
February 14 - Houston, TX - TBA    
February 19 - Phoenix, AZ - TBA    
February 27 - Los Angeles, CA - TBA

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Coming on September 22nd is the latest Genesis retrospective, titled R-Kive. The 42-year, 37-track set differs from every other Genesis collection in that it features healthy does of solo tracks from the members of the band's classic lineup: Peter Gabriel, Phil Collins, Mike Rutherford, Tony Banks, and Steve Hackett. The album -- which ignores the band’s debut album, 1969’s From Genesis To Revelation -- begins with “The Knife” from 1970’s Trespass featuring co-founder Anthony Phillips -- whose solo work is not on the new set.

Highlights on the collection include Peter Gabriel’s “Solsbury Hill,” and “Biko”’ Phil Collins’ “In The Air Tonight,” his duet with Phillip Bailey on “Easy Lover,” alongside Mike Rutherford’s Mike + The Mechanics’ “Silent Running” and “The Living Years.” Although Tony Banks and Steve Hackett’s outside work is equally represented, the closest thing each member had to a hit -- Banks’ 1983 “This Is Love” and Hackett’s 1986 “When The Heart Rules The Mind” with GTR featuring Yes’ Steve Howe, are both missing.
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Rob Zombie's guitarist, John Five, has revealed in an interview with a Canadian rock journalist that he has recorded a brand new album with Van Halen singer David Lee Roth, which he says is "incredible" and which he hopes to release at some point in the near future. Five told writer Mitch Lafon, "It's 11 of the greatest songs you'll ever hear, and it's just me and Dave, and we had Gregg Bissonette play drums on it. And it's unbelievable . . . just great, great songs. And hopefully sometime it'll see the light of day. But he's, of course, busy with Van Halen and all that stuff. But it's an incredible record."

Five added that he and Roth made the record "maybe a year and a half ago," saying, "I always go over to his house and we write music and things like that. It's a lot of fun. They're all original songs. I would just go over to his house during the day and write this music and then he would book the studio at night."

Five said that the material "sounds like just Dave from that Van Halen I or II or Women And Children First era, (in terms of his) singing (style), and it's incredible, man."
Five, whose real name is John Lowery, got his first big break playing on Roth's solo album, DLR Band, before landing stints with Marilyn Manson and now Zombie.

Five has been playing in Rob Zombie's band since 2005 and has been the longest-running member of the group. We asked Zombie what makes for a great band member: ["What makes a great band member is someone who knows their place in the band. 'Cause usually the fighting comes from someone wanting to - they always think, 'Well, you're doing that so I should do that' or 'why don't I do this' or 'you just use his songs and not my songs.' And when people are smart enough to know, 'There's only four spots and I have one of them, and I should be happy,' and it doesn't diminish their role in any way, that's what makes for a great band member, you know."

John Five will release his eighth solo album, titled Careful With That Axe, on August 12th -- a different record from the one he did with Roth.
Roth himself is reportedly at work with Van Halen on that band's 13th studio album.
John Five, Rob Zombie and the rest of Zombie's band will start a short fall tour on September 8th in Portland, Oregon.

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The Beatles have announced that Ron Howard will serve as the director of the eagerly awaited documentary on the group's touring years. The temporarily titled "The Beatles Live Project" will focus on the group's pre-fame days making their bones as a band in Liverpool and Hamburg, Germany up through their final tour in 1966 which culminated with their last public concert at San Francisco's Candlestick Park. The film -- which still has no official release date -- is being produced with the full cooperation of Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Yoko Ono, and Olivia Harrison. Jeff Jones and Jonathan Clyde will act as executive producers for the Beatles' company Apple Corps. Apple is partnering with Ron Howard and Brian Grazer's Imagine Entertainment and Nigel Sinclair’s White Horse Pictures for the doc, which Sinclair hopes will hit theaters late in 2015.

Ron Howard spoke about the project to Billboard, explaining, “What’s so intriguing to me is not only the subject, but the context we can bring to it now. Not only can we do a study of these touring years, the narrative of an odyssey, we can look at the significance of the Beatles as individuals -- as musical geniuses, as societal leaders and their effect on global culture. Dramatically it makes a lot of sense and cinematically, we have a chance to offer a unique experience.”

Howard told Rolling Stone: "We are going to be able to take the Super 8 footage that we found, that was all shot silent. We'll not only be able to digitally repair a lot of that, but we've also been finding the original recordings. We can now sync it up and create a concert experience so immersive and so engaging, I believe you're going to actually feel like you're somewhere in the '60s, seeing what it was like to be there, feeling it and hearing it. And as a film director, that's a fantastic challenge."

The project features the best in the business. Nigel Sinclair -- who served as the producer of Martin Scorsese's George Harrison documentary, George Harrison: Living In The Material World; The Who's Amazing Journey: The Story Of The Who; and Scorsese's No Direction Home: Bob Dylan -- told Billboard about some of the groundbreaking finds while producing the doc: “If we find a performance that’s particularly good, say in Cleveland in 1964, and have been able to find the sound with separated tracks, that’s something that will add a whole new dimension."

Also on board Scott Pascucci, managing director of Concord Music Group and former head of Warner’s Rhino Entertainment, who served as an executive producer on the Harrison doc, and has recently been associated with Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival: 2013 and Jimi Hendrix: Hear My Train A Comin.'

The amount of new first hand interviews, previously unseen photographs, original paperwork on their travel and payment, information on their hotels, decoys, and details about the venues they played, easily makes Some Fun Tonight the most important book ever written about the Beatles' days as a live act.

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AC/DC has completed work on its 16th studio album and its first without guitarist and co-founder Malcolm Young, who stepped down earlier this year due to an undisclosed illness and is currently hospitalized. Singer Brian Johnson told Classic Rock about the Vancouver recording sessions, " “It was brilliant over there. We’re done. I’m very excited and we’ve got some great songs.”

Johnson added, "We miss Malcolm obviously. He’s a fighter. He’s in hospital but he’s a fighter. We’ve got our fingers crossed that he’ll get strong again. Stevie (Young, guitarist), Malcolm’s nephew, was magnificent, but when you’re recording with this thing hanging over you and your work mate isn’t well, it’s difficult.

Johnson called Malcolm "such a strong man," saying, "I’m sure he was rooting for us . . . He’s a small guy but he’s very strong. He’s proud and he’s very private so we can’t say too much. But fingers crossed he’ll be back.”
Johnson said that he wanted to use Man Down as the title of the follow-up to 2008's Black Ice, explaining, "It’s a bit negative and it was probably just straight from the heart. I like that.”
There is no title yet for the disc, which is due out either by the end of this year or early in 2015. A world tour is likely to follow its release.
Johnson was interviewed in his hometown of Newcastle, where he was awarded a Doctorate in Music from the city’s Northumbria University.
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Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Rickey Medlocke and Gary Rossington have joined forces with Allman Brothers Band co-founder Dickey Betts and country legend Charlie Daniels, to help launch Gibson Guitar’s new "Southern Rock 1959 Les Paul." The new reissue, which is available at authentic Gibson retailers nationwide, is the first Gibson instrument to specifically pay tribute to a music genre. A portion of proceeds from each guitar sold will be donated to the Music Health Alliance.

Gibson Custom’s tribute to "Southern Rock 1959 Les Paul," which starts at just over $9,000 is a “’Reverseburst’ sunburst that is slightly reminiscent of a heart centered on the guitar’s top, a nod to the tremendous spirit that pushed Southern Rock from fringe to mainstream consciousness.” Guitar aficionados can purchase one of the fifty exclusive signed guitars by rock legends Gary Rossington, Wet Willie’s Jimmy Hall and Charlie Daniels for $18,824
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Don Henley believes that the key to a successful band is understanding that it’s not a democracy. Henley, who, along with the rest of the Eagles are currently on tour in the UK, spoke to Australia's (, and explained, "You cannot take four or five creative people who have egos and creative desires and expect them all to see things the same way all the time. There’s going to be resentment and jealousy and fighting about credits and money. There’s an old saying that says it’s amazing to think of how much could be accomplished if no one cared who got the credit."

Upon reuniting in 1994, co-founder Glenn Frey insisted that he and Henley receive more money than  the rest of the band -- Joe Walsh, Timothy B. Schmit, and Don Felder. It was Felder’s issues with the money situation the led to his firing from the band. Henley, explained:  “Glenn has no qualms about talking about that. He feels like we deserve it, because we started this mess. We guided it, we’re the ones who had the connections that got the record deal with David Geffen, we wrote most of the hit songs. We felt like, and we still feel like, we are the leaders of this band. Although we certainly do listen to the opinions of the other guys. We all seem to be able to reach consensus these days and go forward.”

Although co-founding bassist Randy Meisner is too ill to perform, co-founding guitarist Bernie Leadon is the special guest on the current tour, playing his first Eagles dates since 1975. Henley is thrilled to have him back, saying, “It’s like riding a bike. It took us a few weeks but we got back in the groove quickly with Bernie. It’s great having him around again.”

When asked about whether there was a consideration about asking Felder to join the extended 40th anniversary tour, Henley said, “I don’t think so. No. I don’t really have too much to say about him. We’re still embroiled in some legal wrangling. I’m not really at liberty to make much comment on him or where we’re at. Overall I think things worked out the way they’re supposed to."

He added: "The thing about bands is you have to have leaders in a band. Everybody can’t be on equal footing. It’s like a football team. Somebody’s got to be the quarterback. Somebody’s got to snap the ball, somebody’s got to run with the ball, somebody’s got to block. If people play their positions and play their strengths everything turns out well. The whole is greater than the sum of the parts. We always understood that, some of the other people apparently didn’t understand that.”

Don Felder, who’s currently out on the road as a solo act this summer opening for Styx and Foreigner, told us that when the Eagles reunited, rather than risk any dramatic flare-ups within the group, the band’s management created a situation where the Eagles pretty much only ever had to deal with each other onstage
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With the April 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony premiering this past weekend on HBO, Joel Peresman, the CEO of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation, took some shots at Paul Stanley -- who's been quite vocal about Kiss' treatment by the Hall. Peresman spoke frankly to about the often head-scratching induction path for many acts, admitting, "I get into debates about this all the time! I tell people what I do (for a living), and then they say, ‘Well, how come this one isn’t inducted?’ The thing is, nobody’s wrong. There’s no wrong opinion. Like, ‘Why isn’t Chicago inducted?’ Or ‘Why isn’t the Moody Blues inducted?’ Or ‘Why hasn’t Jane’s Addiction been inducted?’ People aren’t wrong. I don’t really have a good answer for them.”

With all the issues regarding Kiss' entry into the hall after being passed over for the past 15 years, Peresman touched upon both Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley's speeches at the ceremony, saying of Simmons, "It was a lovely speech, it was actually kind of classy, as opposed to Paul’s. That speech was the best advertisement for (pointing out that) what we did was right. He’s been almost borderline racist, not in that speech, but in other interviews talking about how hip-hop artists shouldn’t be inducted because they don’t play instruments. It’s like, ‘What are you, kidding?’ And he talks about the nominating committee, and how those guys don’t buy records. Those guys buy records! They’re f***ing fans! Those guys are writers and critics and musicians. Those are the people who buy records and got into the business because they love music.”

Backstage at the Rock Hall inductions, Peresman told us he hopes that Kiss will feel comfortable enough with its place in the Rock Hall to be become regular contributors to the museum in Cleveland: [“With all the posturing back and forth, I still think that, y’know, it’s a great honor. Y’know, I’ve always been a Kiss fan no matter what the verb-age is going back and forth, so, y’know, I was really happy they were being inducted. I think a lot of people that are customers that go to the museum in Cleveland -- because ultimately everything that we do in the foundation is to benefit the museum in Cleveland. We want people to visit there, we want them to learn about the history of rock n’ roll; so that’s what the museum exists for. So, to have a band like Kiss is an important part of rock history and we’ll go forward, and hopefully they’ll be involved and come visit when they play. . . they’re playing there in the summer and hopefully they’ll come visit.”] SOUNDCUE (:34 OC: . . .  they’ll come visit)
Paul Stanley's main issues with the Rock Hall -- besides the fact that it took one-and-a-half decades to finally induct Kiss -- has been that only the four original members were allowed to be inducted -- and not the various lineups that played as Kiss over the past three decades. Stanley particularly took exception with the fact that all members of the Grateful Dead were inducted, seemingly with no questions asked. Peresman explained that different bands bring a different set of criteria: [“As I’ve said numerous times, a lot of the artists we look under (the) complete body of work, up until the moment the nominating committee meets to talk about ‘em. Those artists that were part of the Grateful Dead and were inducted in the Grateful Dead were contributing members  — that our nominating committee felt up until the time they were inducted — which is different in this situation.”


In addition to Kiss, the inductees to the Rock Hall class of 2014 were Nirvana, Linda Ronstadt, Cat Stevens, Peter Gabriel, Daryl Hall & John Oates.
Ahmet Ertegun Awards went to the Beatles' late manager Brian Epstein and original Rolling Stones manager/producer Andrew Loog Oldham.
The Award for Musical Excellence -- formerly known as the Side-Men category -- was presented to the E Street Band, who were inducted by Bruce Springsteen.
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First of all, if we were Kiss and didn’t get inducted into the Rock Hall until the same year as Nirvana -- a band that didn’t release its first single until 1988 -- we wouldn’t have shown up at all. Paul Stanley chose to fight this thing upon being nominated by calling the Rock Hall out for perfectly valid reasons. Kiss was played non-stop on MTV between 1983 and 1989. Every single got airtime and they scored major video hits alongside all the other hair bands of the day. If that second non-makeup chapter of Kiss hadn’t been relevant, their comeback wearing makeup never could have happened -- not at Dodger Stadium it couldn’t. So the answer is; yes, EVERYBODY in Kiss should’ve been inducted.

For the record; Vince Welnick did not deserve to be inducted alongside the founders -- or even latter-day members -- of the Grateful Dead, so Joel Peresman using that example is as dumb as it is incorrect. Kiss’ costumes and stage sets will bring TONS of people into the Rock Hall Museum -- Lynyrd Skynyrd lyrics, original P.A.’s, and hats won’t. It’s good business. Kiss has a HUGE fan base. Kiss fans will bring more money to Cleveland than Rolling Stones fans EVER would.

No rap act will draw rock fans and their money to the Cleveland museum. If that’s the reason for the Rock Hall induction ceremonies and list -- which is what Peresman says -- it’s a stupid idea to alienate the Classic Rock fan, who is without question the biggest lifetime consumer of music. Once Curtis Blow gets in -- probably six years before Yes and Journey -- his fans will neither be aware of his new honor, or even care enough to see his exhibit. If the Rock Hall did the same year-long exhibit with Kiss as they’ve recently done with the Dead and the Stones, they would -- without a doubt -- earn five times the amount in the first three months.
The deal is THIS; Kiss was telling us they were great from the word “go.” The powers that be at, say, Rolling Stone, (which is HEAVILY tied to and some even say synonymous with the Rock Hall) never liked that. Rolling Stone liked it when THEY got to tell you want was hip, or new, or smart. Kiss was not on their list. Which is fine, because the proof is in the sales. REAL rock magazines today understand and DO cover Kiss (without irony) -- Classic Rock, Mojo, and Uncut. They feature ROCK N’ ROLL figures. Not movie and TV stars, comedians, and murderers like Rolling Stone -- a magazine that featured Bart Simpson on its cover just short of a quarter century before finally giving Kiss the honor.

"Do The Bartman" got on the cover before "Detroit Rock City."
Joel Peresman has a TV show to promote. It’s not a particularly great show -- a little long winded, with four of the inductees not appearing and Kiss not performing. He’s chosen to give this interview and drop that the “racist” bomb on Stanley to promote a boring awards show. Forget the fact that Paul Stanley is NOT a racist, and is absolutely right in his critiques against the Rock Hall not withstanding, Peresman ultimately will not NOT get the extra viewers he wanted by throwing this obvious and destructive sound byte quote around -- but he just might get himself served with a libel suit from Stanley. You wanna keep going head to head with Paul Stanley??? REALLY??? The ONLY thing that Joel Peresman should've said about ANY of this was "Hey -- if it was up to me EVERY great artist in rock would be in The Hall!"

In truth, it’s too late for the Rock Hall to redeem itself, because the cheese factor and the lameness of the TV special shtick is so old, and it’s been like 75 years now. After Pearl Jam, there’s TRULY no one left. Who??? Radiohead??? Coldplay??? The White Stripes??? Who even has an OPINION about that??? Doesn’t it just become the bad MTV VMA's from 2002 when you said to yourself -- “Y’know, I was too old for this 15 years ago. I'm gonna get something to eat."
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Out this week is the deluxe edition of Billy Joel's A Matter Of Trust: The Bridge To Russia. The set contains the documentary -- which premiered in January on Showtime -- along with a book of rare and never-before-seen photos and newly written liner notes. The original live album chronicling Billy's Russian visit, 1987's Kohuept -- which translates to "Concert" -- only featured 12 songs, but the new CD -- A Matter Of Trust: The Bridge To Russia - The Music, features newly remastered sound with 11 additional tracks -- including a bonus rehearsal version of the Beatles' classic "She Loves You."

Billy spoke about the new project, telling American Songwriter magazine, "It was originally done in documentary form, right after we played the Soviet Union in the '80s. For some reason or another, there was interest in it again -- and actually, now that Russia invaded the Ukraine, it is kind of timely. Remember the Cold War? You don't really want to go back there again. It's funny watching those politicians stamping their feet, going, 'Those damn Russians. We better threaten them with an atomic bomb' Don't drag us back to that."

He went on to recall the groundbreaking Russian gigs, saying, "That was a watershed moment. It felt like we made a difference, and I saw the power of music. It broke through all of these political barriers. They knew our pop music, through out blue jeans, through Coca-Cola. That was a better way to know us than through our politicians. And there were a lot of similarities. That audience looked just like an American audience -- they played stupid air guitar, they went crazy, they jumped up and down. They're just like we are! And the music was the medium for that."
Billy Joel, who is nearly halfway through his 12-sold out monthly performances at New York's Madison Square Garden, told us a while back that although he's fine releasing live albums, he's far too self-conscious to ever mine his archives for a full album of outtakes: ["There are some things that people should never hear. And I know people are interested. I'm a fan of hearing outtakes that the Beatles did. I love that stuff, because I'm such an aficionado of their music. Selfishly, sure I wanna hear it, but I would understand if people wouldn't want people to hear that stuff. The best way for people to hear your music is as if it were Promethean, as if it just sprang out of your forehead in one fell swoop."

Disc One:

"Prelude/Angry Young Man"
"The Ballad Of Billy The Kid" - previously unreleased
"She's Always A Woman" - previously unreleased
"Scenes From An Italian Restaurant" - previously unreleased
"Goodnight Saigon"
"Big Man On Mulberry Street"
"Baby Grand"
"What's Your Name" - previously unreleased
"The Longest Time" - previously unreleased
"An Innocent Man"

Disc Two:
"Pressure" - previously unreleased
"A Matter Of Trust"
"Only The Good Die Young"
"It's Still Rock And Roll To Me" - previously unreleased
"Sometimes A Fantasy"
"You May Be Right" - previously unreleased
"Uptown Girl"
"Big Shot"
"Back In The U.S.S.R."
"The Times They Are A Changin'"
"She Loves You" - previously unreleased Russian concerts rehearsal recording
"New York State Of Mind" - previously unreleased
"Piano Man" - previously unreleased
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On July 29th, Eric Clapton will release the tribute album to his longtime friend and inspiration, the late JJ Cale, called The Breeze, An Appreciation of JJ Cale. Rolling Stone reported the 16-song set will feature collaborations with Tom Petty, Mark Knopfler, Willie Nelson, Derek Trucks, John Mayer, and others. JJ Cale, best known for writing the Clapton standards "After Midnight" and "Cocaine" -- along with Lynyrd Skynyrd's "Call Me The Breeze" -- died on July 26th, 2013 of a heart attack at the age of 74.

Clapton said in a statement announcing the album’s release: "I would like people to tap into what JJ Cale did -- that's the point. I’m just the messenger; I've always felt that that's my job. I try to interpret things so that the public at large, or at least the people who listen to what I do, will become intrigued about where I got it from."

“Call Me The Breeze” - Eric Clapton
“Rock And Roll Records” - Eric Clapton & Tom Petty
“Someday” - Mark Knopfler
“Lies” - John Mayer & Eric Clapton
“Sensitive Kind” - Don White
“Cajun Moon” - Eric Clapton
“Magnolia” - John Mayer
“I Got The Same Old Blues” - Tom Petty & Eric Clapton
“Songbird” - Willie Nelson & Eric Clapton
“Since You Said Goodbye” - Eric Clapton
“I’ll Be There If You Ever Want Me)” - Don White & Eric Clapton
“The Old Man And Me” - Tom Petty
“Train To Nowhere” - Mark Knopfler, Don White, & Eric Clapton
“Starbound” - Willie Nelson
“Don’t Wait” - Eric Clapton & John Mayer
“Crying Eyes” - Eric Clapton & Christine Lakeland



Over the years, Eric Clapton recorded five JJ Cale songs:

•"After Midnight" (Eric Clapton, 1970)
•"Cocaine" (Slowhand, 1977)
•"I'll Make Love To You Anytime" (Backless, 1978)
•"Travelin' Light" (Reptile, 2001)
•"Angel" -- with JJ Cale (Old Sock, 2013)

•JJ Cale came up through the Tulsa, Oklahoma music scene good friend and collaborator Leon Russell and upon hitting Los Angeles in 1964 joined forces with fellow Tulsa musician and future Derek & The Dominoes and Eric Clapton bassist, the late Carl Radle.
•Elmer Valentine, the owner of the Whisky a Go Go on the Sunset Strip suggested that Cale -- who's given name was John W. Cale -- change his first name to "JJ" to avoid confusion with the Velvet Underground's John Cale.
•Cale, who also worked with Delaney & Bonnie, released a total of 15 albums -- including his 2006 Grammy Award winning collaboration with Eric Clapton,
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Mick Jones revealed that the first new songs by him and co-founding Foreigner frontman Lou Gramm in 20 years might hit the public next year. The pair's June 2013 performance of "I Want To Know What Love Is" and "Juke Box Hero" at the Songwriters Hall Of Fame in New York City marked the first time the pair has performed together in a decade after Gramm left Foreigner for a second time.

Jones has rekindled a relationship with Gramm, and revealed to Classic Rock magazine, that the duo, who wrote most of Foreigner's classic hits together, might be teaming up one more time, explaining, "Lou told me a few weeks ago he’s discovered a few songs we were writing in the ‘80s, but never quite finished. We might take time next year to bring a couple of those out of the vaults. . . It’s a question of wading through them and finding a cassette machine to play them on.”

When asked if a reunion -- which would sideline current lead singer Kelly Hansen -- would be unfair, Jones was quick to point out: “Kelly has dedicated everything to the band. He’s phenomenal. So anything I do will be sensitive to that. If Lou and I do something it’ll be inclusive. No way will he replace Kelly."
Jones was asked what shape a Lou Gramm / Kelly Hansen Foreigner show might take, and he explained, “Something special where the old members can be involved. That would be cool. But nothing in the immediate future."
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The 2014 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction ceremony took place in Brooklyn, New York at the Barclays Center. A truncated version of the evening's events will air on HBO on May 31st at 9 p.m. The inductees to the Rock Hall class of 2014 were Kiss, Nirvana, Linda Ronstadt, Cat Stevens, Peter Gabriel, Daryl Hall & John Oates.

Ahmet Ertegun Awards went to the Beatles' late manager Brian Epstein and original Rolling Stones manager/producer Andrew Loog Oldham. The Award for Musical Excellence -- formerly known as the Side-Men category -- was presented to the E Street Band, who were inducted by Bruce Springsteen.

Glenn Frey -- who got his major break as apart of Linda Ronstadt’s backing band -- saluted her at the ceremony. Ronstadt did not attend the event, but a show-stopping tribute of her best-loved songs was performed by Stevie Nicks, Carrie Underwood, Emmylou Harris, Sheryl Crow, and Bonnie Raitt. Questlove of the Roots saluted Hall & Oates. Surprise inductor Art Garfunkel paid tribute to Cat Stevens, and Peter Asher, of Peter & Gordon and record production fame, did the honors for his friends, Brian Epstein and Andrew Loog Oldham -- who also was a no show at last night's event.

Rage Against The Machine's Tom Morello, inducted Kiss, who surprisingly were all on their best behavior and spoke respectfully -- and at times even lovingly -- towards each other as they recalled their early years. The evening's closest thing to a celebrity roast was Coldplay's Chris Martin's induction of Peter Gabriel. R.E.M.’s Michael Stipe inducted Nirvana -- who closed the celebrations by reforming with three women fronting the band -- Joan Jett, St. Vincent, and Lorde, respectively.


In one of the most candid moments of the induction, Bruce Springsteen recalled a conversation he had at his home with Steve Van Zandt, who had urged Springsteen to force the Rock Hall’s hand and induct the E Street Band along with him in 1999. Springsteen talked frankly about the reasons and situations as too why he elected to go in as a solo act. Backstage, Steve Van Zandt was asked his feelings pertaining to that: [“Y’know, we were having many conversations about, y’know, the reunion, and all that. And Bruce had tried some things with other players -- as he absolutely has a right to do -- and who can blame him, him trying different things with different people.
Tom Morello was asked about what he made of Kiss’ inner-band issues going into the Rock Hall: [“Well, the way I look at it is; every garage band and every stadium band has beef. There’s nothing special about that. Tonight is about what is special and that’s the awesome band that Kiss is and was, and the four original members and how they rocked my world, how they’ve rocked the planet since. So that other stuff doesn’t matter to me.
Although Kiss came backstage for photo ops, Ace Frehley was the only member to come back and talk to the press: [“Well, most of my influences are older than me. I’m one of the older inductees (laughs), y’know? I grew up with the Who, Jimi Hendrix, Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton, and Led Zeppelin. Y’know, those were the guys that influenced me. I influenced a lot of those guys that are getting inducted — guys like Nirvana, Pearl Jam, and everybody else. But I’m so happy to be here, y’know, it’s been 15 years (since the first) could’ve inducted us, y’know? But 15 years later they did. I’m just thrilled to be here and I’m in good company.”

Glenn Frey touched upon how the Eagles learned their craft while serving as Linda Ronstadt’s backing band: [“Obviously the first thing we all noticed was what a great singer she was. And for Don (Henley) and I, to be the two harmony singers to be singing with all these incredible songs that she loved, y’know, was just the step in the right direction for us. We both loved harmony singing, and to be able to do it with Linda was a treat.”

Peter Gabriel said that he’s always been in the right place at the right time to help further his craft: [“I just think I’m very fortunate because I’ve worked with extraordinarily people, great musicians. For me, it’s not about rock n’ roll or any label. I think it was (Count) Basie who said ‘There’s only two kinds of music -- good and bad.’ And that’s what I subscribe to.”

Daryl Hall -- who has been openly critical of Hall & Oates being passed over for the past 16 years -- was asked about how he felt to finally be inducted: [“Y’know what I think? I think it’s all about the past and we’re about the present, if you want to know the truth. I got so much going on personally — and I know John does, too. I actually had to take time off to do this, ‘cause I got so many other projects going on. I mean, that’s not blowing smoke, it’s really true. I got two television shows (laughs), touring (growls) -- on and on and on.”

Michael Stipe was asked about the first time he met Kurt Cobain: [“It was in Chris’ basement in Seattle. He and Courtney had moved into the house next door to my former guitar player Peter Buck. And they lived side by side. They were late to a little party at Chris’ house. The first time I looked into his eyes, I went -- I, I, I get it. He is all that. He is a very special person.”


“Digging In The Dirt” - Peter Gabriel
“Washing Of The Water” - Peter Gabriel and Chris Martin
“In Your Eyes” - Peter Gabriel with Youssou n'Dour
“Father And Son” - Cat Stevens
“Wild World” - Cat Stevens
“Peace Train” - Cat Stevens
“Different Drum” - Carrie Underwood
“Blue Bayou”- Emmylou Harris and Bonnie Raitt with Carrie Underwood
“You're No Good” - Sheryl Crow with Emmylou Harris, Bonnie Raitt and Carrie Underwood
“It's So Easy” - Stevie Nicks, Sheryl Crow, Emmylou Harris, Bonnie Raitt, Carrie Underwood
“When Will I Be Loved” - Stevie Nicks, Sheryl Crow, Emmylou Harris, Bonnie Raitt, Carrie Underwood
“The E Street Shuffle” - Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band
“The River “ - Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band
“Kitty's Back” - Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band
“She's Gone” - Hall & Oates
“I Can't Go For That (No Can Do)” - Hall & Oates
“You Make My Dreams Come True” - Hall & Oates
“Smells Like Teen Spirit” - Nirvana with Joan Jett
“Aneurysm” - Nirvana with Kim Gordon
“Lithium” - Nirvana with St. Vincent
“All Apologies” - Nirvana with Lorde


The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation was created in 1983. Artists become eligible to enter the Hall 25 years after the release of their debut single.

The official Rock Hall and Museum opened on September 2nd, 1995 in a building designed by I. M. Pei. The city of Cleveland was chosen after successfully lobbying that "rock and roll" had started with Alan Freed, a Cleveland native who first took to the airwaves in the city.

The inductees to the Rock Hall class of 2013 were Rush, Heart, Donna Summer, blues legend Albert King, Randy Newman, and rappers Public Enemy. The prestigious Ahmet Ertegun Lifetime Achievement Award was given to record mogul Lou Adler and Motown founder Berry Gordy, Jr.

The first Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremony took place on January 23rd, 1986 in Cleveland, Ohio. The inaugural class of the Hall of Fame featured rock's forefathers -- Chuck Berry, Elvis Presley, Little Richard, Fats Domino, Buddy Holly, the Everly Brothers, Ray Charles, James Brown, Sam Cooke, and Jerry Lee Lewis.

Included in the Non-Performer category were Sun Records founder Sam Phillips, and seminal disc jockey Alan Freed.
Also inducted that night in the Early Influence category were blues icon Robert Johnson, country's Jimmie Rogers, and boogie-woogie pianist Jimmy Yancey. Columbia Records' A&R man John Hammond -- who was responsible for discovering Billie Holliday, Aretha Franklin, Bob Dylan, and Bruce Springsteen, among others -- received the Hall's first Lifetime Achievement Award.

The emotional inductions included Keith Richards' speech inducting Chuck Berry, and John Lennon's sons Julian and Sean Lennon inducting their father's hero, Elvis Presley.

CHECK IT OUT: All the Rock Hall inductees over the years:

CHECK IT OUT: Scenes from last night's induction ceramonies:

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ZZ Top and Jeff Beck have just announced a joint 20-date U.S. summer tour, according to Vintage Vinyl News. The trek kicks off on August 8th in Missoula, Montana’s Ogren Park and winds down on September 12th in The Woodlands, Texas at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion. Prior to hitting the road Stateside, Beck and ZZ Top will play two European dates set for June 30th in Milan, Italy and July 2nd in Saarbruken, Germany.

JUST ANNOUNCED: ZZ Top & Jeff Beck tour dates (subject to change):

August 8 - Missoula, MT - Ogren Park
August 9 - Woodinville, WA - Chateau Ste. Michelle
August 10 - Eugene, OR - Cuthbert Amphitheatre
August 12 - Saratoga, CA - The Mountain Winery
August 13 - Los Angeles, CA - Greek Amphitheatre
August 15 - Murphys, CA - Ironstone Amphitheatre
August 16 - Las Vegas, NV - The Joint
August 20 - Englewood, CO - Fiddlers Green Amphitheatre
August 22 - Oklahoma City, OK - Zoo Amphitheatre
August 23 - Kansas City, MO - Starlight Theater
August 24 - Maryland Heights, MO - Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
August 27 - Clarkston, MI - DTE Energy Music Theatre
August 28 - Highland Park, IL - Ravinia
August 31 - Mashantucket, CT - MGM Grand Theater at Foxwoods
September 2 - Boston, MA - Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
September 3 - Columbia, MD - Merriweather Post Pavilion
September 4 - Wantagh, NY - Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
September 6 - Alpharetta, GA - Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
September 7 - St. Augustine, FL - St. Augustine Amphitheater
September 12 - The Woodlands, TX - Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
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An album featuring guitarists Malcolm and Angus Young before they went on to form the legendary AC/DC is being reissued, according to Ultimate Classic Rock. The disc by the Marcus Hook Roll Band, called Tales Of Old Grand-Daddy, will surface on June 2nd on CD, vinyl and digital download.

The band was the brainchild of the Youngs' older brother George, who had been a member of the Easybeats and scored a U.S. hit with that act's "Friday On My Mind." After the Easybeats broke up in 1969, George and his musical partner Harry Vanda started the Roll Band in 1972, releasing three singles and recording a full-length album in 1973. It was for this album that George recruited his younger brothers.

The album marks the first time Malcolm and Angus worked in a recording studio.
George told Classic Rock magazine, "It was the first thing Malcolm and Angus did before AC/DC. We didn’t take it very seriously so we thought we’d include them to give them an idea of what recording was all about.”
George added that he didn't remember much about the sessions because almost everyone was getting drunk. He explained, "We all got rotten -- except Angus, who was too young -- and we spent a month in the studio boozing it up every night."
The Marcus Hook Roll Band did not last long and never played live, while Angus and Malcolm started AC/DC in November 1973.
AC/DC is reportedly gearing up to record its first new album since 2008's Black Ice and play select shows this year to celebrate the band's 40th anniversary.
CHECK IT OUT: See the album cover and track listing, as well as a photo of the Youngs in the studio, at

Listen to "Red Revolution" from the Marcus Hook Roll Band:

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Paul Stanley feels that Kiss had no other option than to go "unmasked" in 1983 with the release of their Lick It Up album. Stanley, who will be inducted along with Kiss into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next month, has come under attack along with Gene Simmons for deciding that no lineup of Kiss would be performing at the celebrations -- in essence robbing fans of one last time to see the band's founders, including Ace Frehley and Peter Criss, play together.

Over 30 years ago, on September 18th, 1983, Kiss -- then featuring guitarist Vinnie Vincent and drummer Eric Carr -- unveiled themselves without makeup for the first time live on MTV. Paul Stanley told Guitar World that it had come to a point where Kiss needed to make a drastic change, recalling, "I didn’t see any other choice at that point. And I take my hat off to Gene that, although he was uncertain about it and maybe less comfortable with it, he came to realize that it was the right move. Or at least he saw that I was very committed to the idea."

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Billy Joel will release a deluxe edition of A Matter Of Trust: The Bridge To Russia documentary on May 20th. The collection will be issued as a two-CD set, a DVD/Blu-ray package, and in a deluxe edition that collects both the audio and visual elements together. Rolling Stone reported that the deluxe edition contains the documentary -- which premiered last month on Showtime -- "along with a book of rare photos and new liner notes."

The original live album chronicling Billy's Russian visit, 1987's Kohuept -- which translates to "Concert" -- only featured 12 songs, but the new CD -- A Matter Of Trust: The Bridge To Russia - The Music, features newly remastered sound with 11 additional tracks -- including a bonus rehearsal version of the Beatles' classic "She Loves You."

Although Billy Joel's primary instrument has always been the baby grand piano, he revealed that when recording 1980's Glass Houses, he felt the need to stretch out with different keyboard, as his act started to fill the arena and "enormo-domes" across the world. As witnessed in A Matter Of Trust: The Bridge To Russia -- Billy didn't pay a second thought to flipping the electric piano over when his lighting director kept spotlighting the audience who immediately froze from being singled out.

Disc One:

"Prelude/Angry Young Man"
"The Ballad Of Billy The Kid" - previously unreleased
"She's Always A Woman" - previously unreleased
"Scenes From An Italian Restaurant" - previously unreleased
"Goodnight Saigon"
"Big Man On Mulberry Street"
"Baby Grand"
"What's Your Name" - previously unreleased
"The Longest Time" - previously unreleased
"An Innocent Man"

Disc Two:
"Pressure" - previously unreleased
"A Matter Of Trust"
"Only The Good Die Young"
"It's Still Rock And Roll To Me" - previously unreleased
"Sometimes A Fantasy"
"You May Be Right" - previously unreleased
"Uptown Girl"
"Big Shot"
"Back In The U.S.S.R."
"The Times They Are A Changin'"
"She Loves You" - previously unreleased Russian concerts rehearsal recording
"New York State Of Mind" - previously unreleased
"Piano Man" - previously unreleased

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t was 50 years ago today (February 7th, 1964) that the Beatles landed at New York's JFK Airport launching what has become known as the "British Invasion" and forever changing the face of popular music -- along with literally everything that came after -- arguably marking the modern world's cultural "big bang." The group's trip took in three appearances on The Ed Sullivan Show -- one being pre-taped prior to their first live appearance, and two full-scale concerts: the first at Washington, D.C.'s Washington Coliseum on February 11th -- one year to the day of recording their debut UK album, Please Please Me -- and a second show on February 12th at New York's prestigious Carnegie Hall.

Once in New York, George Harrison fell ill with a 102-degree temperature and missed the following day's photo shoot in and around Central Park and a camera blocking session at the midtown CBS studio. He was well enough to recover for the show without incident.

Prior to the visit, on January 20th, 1964, the album Meet The Beatles was released. Although, it wasn't the first Beatles record released in America; Vee-Jay's Introducing The Beatles beat the band's Capitol Records debut by just short of six months, it was Meet The Beatles, with its hit chart-topper "I Want To Hold Your Hand" that kick started the post-Kennedy '60s, the British Invasion, and completely revolutionized how music was written, played, sung, and produced. On February 1st, 1964, Meet The Beatles entered Billboard's Top 100 LP listings at Number 92, jumping the next week to Number Three, and the following week -- February 15th, 1964 -- hitting Number One for the first of 11 weeks.

Despite Paul McCartney's claims, the Beatles did not wait until topping the U.S. charts to come to America. The logistics of waiting until February 1st, 1964 to plan the group's entire itinerary -- including lodging, travel, security, and numerous contracts -- would be nothing short of ridiculous. "I Want To Hold Your Hand" knocked Bobby Vinton's "There! I've Said It Again" out from the top spot and stayed at Number One for a whopping seven straight weeks, before being toppled by the Beatles' own "She Loves You," which after two weeks was overturned on April 4th, 1964 by the band's official new single, "Can't Buy Me Love" -- the same week that "Fab Four" made history by holding down the Top Five positions in the Billboard singles chart.

Sunday night (February 9th) marks the 50th anniversary of the Beatles' American debut on The Ed Sullivan Show. Seen by over 73 million viewers, the show has gone on to become one of TV's most iconic moments, much like Neil Armstrong's 1969 walk on the moon. The Beatles performed twice, both opening and closing the program.

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The Allman Brothers Band will retire from the road at the end of 2014, which in effect will put the largely non-recording band to rest after 45 years. Bandleader and co-founder Gregg Allman spoke candidly about the band's end during an interview with Relix, revealing, "This is it -- this is the end of it. 45 years is enough and I want to do something else, anyway. Everyone has their own real good perspective (sic) bands." Allman was pressed about a possible Allman Brothers Band reunion in the future: "Who's to say? We may get together every five years and just do one play at a time."

Earlier this month, Allman Brothers Band guitarists Warren Haynes and Derek Trucks announced their departure from the legendary group after this year. Haynes joined the band via co-founding member Dickey Betts in 1999, with Derek Trucks -- the nephew of drummer Butch Trucks -- joining in 1999. Trucks will focus his efforts on his Tedeschi-Trucks Band with his wife, Susan Tedeschi. Haynes will carry on his work with his primary band Gov't Mule and possible future gigs with the Dead.

Fans will no doubt be clamoring to catch one of the band's upcoming annual "March Madness" shows at New York City's Beacon Theatre -- marking the final run of one of rock's most beloved traditions.

The Allman Brothers Band's 2014 "March Madness" run at New York City's Beacon Theater will play on March 7th, 8th, 11th, 12th, 14th, 15th, 18th, 19th, 21st, 22nd, 25th, 26th, 28th, and 29th.

On April 11th and 12th, the Allmans will perform in Live Oak, Florida at the Wanee Festival at the Spirit Of Suwannee Park.

The Allmans' third annual Peach Music Festival is set for August 14th through the 17th. The event, which will take place at Scranton, Pennsylvania's Pavilion At Montage Mountain, will feature two headlining sets from the band -- including a set to close out the weekend.

The Allmans' final date on the books for the year is set for September 7th at Arrington, Virginia's Lockn' - Interlocking Music Festival at Oak Ridge Farm.

CHECK IT OUT: The Allman Brothers Band in 1996 performing "Blue Sky" live on Austin City Limits:

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It was 37 years ago today (January 15th, 1977), that the Eagles' album Hotel California hit Number One. The album, which was released on December 8th, 1976, was the group's third chart-topper in a row, following 1975's One Of These Nights and 1976's compilation Eagles/Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975.

Hotel California included two Number One hits featuring the group's main songwriters and distinctive lead vocalists, with guitarist Glenn Frey taking the lead on "New Kid In Town," and drummer Don Henley singing the album's famous title track. The album's third single, "Life In The Fast Lane," just missed the Top Ten, peaking at Number 11 in the spring of 1977.

Hotel California featured the addition of former James Gang guitarist Joe Walsh, who joined shortly after co-founder Bernie Leadon's departure. It turned out to be the only Eagles album featuring the lineup of Henley, Frey, Walsh, guitarist Don Felder, and co-founder and bassist Randy Meisner.

The album's themes reflected the state of America through the decaying Los Angeles rock scene, which by the mid-'70s had changed from an earnest singer-songwriter community into a far more decadent lifestyle fueled by celebrity, money, and drugs.
In their original review of the album, Rolling Stone commented on Hotel California's music and its reflection of its creators by saying, "Hotel California showcases both the best and worst tendencies of Los Angeles-situation rock. . Its lyrics present a convincing and unflattering portrait of the milieu itself."

Hotel California went on to top the charts for eight nonconsecutive weeks, and to date has sold over 16 million copies. Over the years, the Eagles have included most of the Hotel California album in their concert setlists, including such classic album tracks as "Wasted Time," "Victim Of Love," "and "Pretty Maids All In A Row."

The Eagles' Hotel California LP has been replicated into the "world's largest record" to sit on top of the L.A. Forum in commemoration of the band's six-night residency at the newly revamped venue. The Eagles kick off their 2014 dates at the Forum on January 15th, 17th, 18th, 22nd, 24th and 25th.
Rolling Stone reported, "The record, which is indeed made of vinyl, covers a staggering 5.7 acres. The record is 407 feet in diameter and spins at 17 miles per hour or roughly 70 r.p.m — but sadly, will not play any music. It is held up by what (the company designing the structure) Pop2Life claims is the only 120-foot truss circle in the U.S and is visible from over a mile high, with planes flying into LAX able to spot the classic album from above. The Forum hired 75 people to construct the album over Christmas time."

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On Friday night (January 10th) Gregg Allman and the Allman Brothers Band were among the many performers who took the stage at Atlanta's Fox Theatre at the All My Friends: Celebrating The Songs & Voice Of Gregg Allman tribute concert.

Highlights included performances by Jackson Browne, Sam Moore, Dr. John, Taj Mahal,  Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks, John Hiatt, Zac Brown, Keb’ Mo’, Train's Pat Monahan, Martina McBride, and Widespread Panic, among others.


"Come & Go Blues" - Warren Haynes
"End Of The Line" - Warren Haynes and Derek Trucks
"Stand Back" - Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks
"Can’t Lose What You Never Had" - Devon Allman, Jimmy Hall and Robert Randolph
"Please Call Home" - Sam Moore
"Just Another Rider" - Keb’ Mo’
"Just Before The Bullets Fly" - Brantley Gilbert
"Let This Be A Lesson To Ya" - Dr. John
"Queen Of Hearts" - Pat Monahan
"One Way Out" - John Hiatt
"Statesboro Blues" - Taj Mahal and Gregg Allman
"Just Ain’t Easy" - Widespread Panic
"Wasted Words" - Widespread Panic and Derek Trucks
"I’m No Angel" - Trace Adkins
"Trouble No More" - Trace Adkins
"Multi-Colored Lady" - Vince Gill
"All My Friends" - Martina McBride
"Can You Fool" - Pat Monahan and Martina McBride
"Ain’t Wastin’ Time No More" - Eric Church
"Win, Lose Or Draw" - Eric Church
"These Days" - Jackson Browne and Gregg Allman
"Melissa" - Jackson Browne and Gregg Allman
"Midnight Rider" - Vince Gill, Zac Brown and Gregg Allman
"Dreams" - The Allman Brothers Band
"Whipping Post" - The Allman Brothers Band
"Will the Circle Be Unbroken" – Full cast


Actor William Hurt has been cast as the present-day version of Gregg Allman in the upcoming Allman biopic, Midnight Rider. Hurt is best known for his work in such films as The Big Chill, Broadcast News, along with his Oscar-winning role in 1985's Kiss Of The Spider Woman.
Hurt joins the cast, which features All American Rejects lead singer Tyson Ritter, who plays the younger Allman in the film, along with Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn's son Wyatt Russell, who'll portray the late Duane Allman.

Tickets are now on sale for the Allman Brothers Band's 2014 "March Madness" run at New York City's Beacon Theater. As it stands now, the band will play 10 nights between March 7th and 22nd -- with more shows expected to be added should the initial dates sell out.
The Allmans' Beacon dates are: March 7th, 8th, 11th, 12th, 14th, 15th, 18th, 19th, 21st, and 22nd.
The Allman's third annual Peach Music Festival is set for August 14th through the 17th. The event, which will take place at Scranton, Pennsylvania's Pavilion At Montage Mountain, will feature two headlining sets from the band -- including a set to close out the weekend."

The Allman Brothers Band guitarists Warren Haynes and Derek Trucks have announced their departure from the legendary group after this yea.  Haynes joined the band via co-founding member Dickey Betts in 1999, with Derek Trucks -- the nephew of drummer Butch Trucks joining in 1999. Speculation is divided between who will replace the two iconic guitarists and whether the Allman's should simply pack it in while on top.

CHECK IT OUT: From Friday's tribute -- Gregg Allman, Zak Brown and Vince Gill performing "Midnight Rider":

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The first performers have been announced for CBS' upcoming Beatles tribute, The Night That Changed America: A Grammy Salute To The Beatles. The Eurythmics -- Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart -- will reunite for one night only, with the show also featuring appearances by Alicia Keys with John Legend, Maroon 5, and a special team-up of John Mayer and Keith Urban. Other performers are expected to be announced soon.

The Night That Changed America, celebrates the Beatles' career and the 50th anniversary of landing in America and first appearing on The Ed Sullivan Show. The show will tape on Monday, January 27th, the day after The 56th Annual Grammy Awards, and will be broadcast on CBS on Sunday, February 9th at 8 p.m. ET/PT -- exactly 50 years to the day, date, and time of the "Fab Four's" original Sullivan Show appearance.

The Beatles’ first Capitol album, Meet The Beatles!, was released on January 20th, 1964. 
After holding down the British Number One spot chart position for five consecutive weeks in the England, “I Want To Hold Your Hand” reached the top of the U.S. singles chart on February 1st, 1964, holding the top spot position for seven consecutive weeks -- and within two months, over 3.5 million copies of Meet The Beatles! were sold in the U.S.

On January 21st, in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Beatles' first U.S. Number One hit, "I Want To Hold Your Hand" and their American debut on The Ed Sullivan Show, Capitol Records will release the 13 CD set, called, The U.S. Albums, which will span the group's American albums from 1964’s Meet The Beatles! to 1970’s Hey Jude.
As most fans are aware of, the "Fab Four's" U.S. albums differed from the band's British releases, with the albums including different tracklistings, song mixes, album titles, and cover art.
The new box includes: Meet the Beatles! (1964); The Beatles’ Second Album (1964); A Hard Day’s Night (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (1964); Something New (1964); The Beatles’ Story (1964); Beatles ’65 (1964); The Early Beatles (1965); Beatles VI (1965); Help! (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (1965); Rubber Soul (1965); Yesterday. . . And Today (1966); Revolver (1966) and Hey Jude (1970).
The collection and individual albums are now available for pre-order on iTunes.
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