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Courtesy of Henry Holt If you thought Elton John‘s biopic Rocketman portrayed the rock legend as being over the top, out of control and completely debauched, well, you ain’t seen nothing yet: Wait until you read his upcoming autobiography. In an essay Elton wrote for a booklet that comes with the Blu-ray and DVD release […]

ABC/Andrea McCallinDave Grohl is teasing the possible return of Them Crooked Vultures, the Foo Fighters frontman’s supergroup with Led Zeppelin bassist John Paul Jones and Queens of the Stone Age frontman Josh Homme. “Technically we’re still a band,” Grohl tells The Guardian. “We practice once every decade, and we’re coming up on another decade aren’t […]

Cleopatra RecordsBaywatch actor David Hasselhoff became a huge pop star in Europe in the late 1980s, and now “The Hoff” is set to continue his music career: He’s releasing a new album called Open Your Eyes on September 27. The project features Hasselhoff collaborating with an improbable array of guest artists on an eclectic selection […]

Sailor/Capitol/UMe Steve Miller Band has debuted the sixth in a series of previously unheard tracks that will appear on their recently announced Welcome to the Vault box set, a rarities-packed three-CD/one-DVD collection that’ll be released October 11. The latest track, titled “Say Wow!,” is a fun bluesy song that was recorded in 1973. It’s available […]

KMazur/WireImage Ginger Baker, the virtuosic drummer best known for his work with singer/guitarist Eric Clapton and singer/bassist Jack Bruce in the 1960s supergroup Cream, celebrates his 80th birthday today. Baker’s inventive drumming is considered an influence on jazz fusion and heavy metal, though he also explored African rhythms and World Music. Baker first played with […]

Duane Allman with the 1957 Gibson Les Paul Goldtop guitar at Muscle Shoals Studios September 23, 1969; Michael Ochs Archives/Getty ImagesDuane Allman‘s 1957 Gibson Les Paul Goldtop, the very guitar he used to play on Eric Clapton‘s Derek and the Dominos rock classic “Layla,” sold late last month for a record-breaking $1.25 million. According to […]

Courtesy of Peace of StageIn conjunction with Woodstock’s 50th anniversary, representatives of the Peace of Stage company — which sells collectibles made from actual pieces of the 1969 event’s stage — are in Bethel, New York, this week, presenting some special items to the famous artists performing at the site of the historic festival. The […]

UMeEx-Band guitarist Robbie Robertson has debuted a second song from his forthcoming studio album, Sinematic, which will be released on September 20. “Let Love Reign” is a swampy, soulful tune featuring guest backing vocals by Glen Hansard of The Frames and The Swell Season. With the song, Robertson carries on John Lennon‘s call for global […]

RhinoChicago will celebrate the holiday season this year with a brand-new Christmas album, aptly titled Chicago Christmas, which will be released on CD and digitally on October 4, while vinyl versions will hit stores on November 22. The 11-track collection, which is actually the horn-driven band’s fourth yuletide album, features seven original songs, a pair […]

Courtesy of TIFFThe new Bruce Springsteen concert film Western Stars, which features the New Jersey rock legend performing the 13 songs from his new album of the same name, will open in theaters this fall via a new distribution deal with Warner Bros. Pictures. As previously reported, Western Stars gets its world premiere at the […]


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