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John Fogerty Blue Ridge Rangers
Fantasy Records

40 Years Ago: John Fogerty Releases ‘The Blue Ridge Rangers’ Album

Freed from the confines of Creedence Clearwater Revival, which had become a stifling presence in the final years, John Fogerty took the opportunity of his debut solo album to revisit, pay tribute to and replicate the country music he occasionally played with his old band. But instead of going about it the traditional country-music way – with a bunch of musicians sitting together in a room and performing the music live as the tapes roll – Fogerty played every single instrument on ‘The Blue Ridge Rangers’ himself.

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David Lee Roth with Aerosmith
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Billy Joel, David Lee Roth and Steven Tyler Share Memories of Each Other at Stone Festival Press Conference

Aerosmith, Van Halen and Billy Joel are the headliners for this weekend's Stone Music Festival in Sydney, Aus. During yesterday's press conference to kick off the weekend, media and fans learned that there's a mutual respect and admiration amongst the legendary rockers. "I tried to do the thing in 'Jump' but I split my pants," Joel said. "I couldn't do the move."

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Black Sabbath
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Hear Black Sabbath’s New Single ‘God Is Dead?’

Black Sabbath have finally unveiled 'God is Dead?,' the first song from their long-awaited reunion.

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Metallica Kirk Hammett
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Kirk Hammett on Metallica’s Forthcoming Album: ‘It’s a Pretty Slow Process’

There's no question that Metallica have their plate full, but guitarist Kirk Hammett says the band still hopes to have their next album out by 2014 -- yet he won't make any guarantees. In a new interview, Hammett gave an update on Metallica's next album, as well as their other projects.

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Rolling Stones Announce ‘Crossfire Hurricane’ Release Date

The Rolling Stones have been celebrating their 50th anniversary with a slew of activity, including the recent documentary 'Crossfire Hurricane.'

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George Jackson

George Jackson, Co-Writer of ‘Old Time Rock and Roll,’ Dies at 68

George Jackson, who wrote countless rock and soul songs, died on Sunday morning (April 14) at his home in Ridgeland, Miss. after a year-long bout with cancer. He was 68. Jackson is best known as the co-writer of Bob Seger's classic 'Old Time Rock and Roll.'

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The Black Crowes + Tedeschi-Trucks Band Announce 2013 Tour

Currently on their 'Lay Down With Number 13' tour through the United States, The Black Crowes have announced details of a 15-date co-headlining tour with the Tedeschi Trucks Band starting on July 19 in Nashville.

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Justin Hayward Moody Blues

New Live Sets Highlight Moody Blues’ Appearances at Isle of Wight, Montreux


Moody Blues fans can witness the band in their turn-of-the-70s proto-prog glory, and then explore the way many of those same songs have stood the test of time, across the span of two new concert releases -- one from the Isle of Wight in 1970, and the other from Montreux in 1991.

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Jim Morrison
Elektra Records

Jim Morrison in Newly Discovered Interview: ‘Fat Is Beautiful’

He's been dead for decades -- and the subject of countless retrospectives ever since -- but that doesn't mean we've heard and seen everything Jim Morrison committed to tape before he passed away. The latest example? A newly unearthed candid interview the Doors front man gave to director and journalist Howard Smith in 1969.

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Fleetwood Mac
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40 Years Ago: Fleetwood Mac Release ‘Penguin’

As 1972 rolled around, Fleetwood Mac were trying to re-invent themselves and move the band forward. 1973's 'Penguin' album would do exactly that -- but not before traveling a long, strange road.

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