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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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Ian Gavan, Getty Images

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
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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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Crowes-Trucks

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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Phil Ramone
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Musicians React to the Death of Phil Ramone on Twitter

The death of producer Phil Ramone today (March 30) has shaken the music industry. As the news of his loss broke, many musicians rushed to Twitter to express their thoughts on him.

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Hugh McCracken
Elliott Randall, Facebook

Legendary Session Guitarist Hugh McCracken Dies

Renowned guitarist and session musician Hugh McCracken has passed away. The musician, producer and arranger, who was a fixture of the New York recording scene, was an in-demand player for decades, performing on recordings by Paul Simon, John Lennon, Billy Joel, B.B. King, Kenny Loggins and Steely Dan, to name but a few of an enormous list of credits.

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Kiss Hello Kitty
Lisa Rose, The Hub Network

Kiss Join With Hello Kitty for Upcoming Animated Series

Lock up your daughter's TiVo! The hottest band in the world -- Kiss -- are teaming up with Hello Kitty for a new animated series on the Hub Network titled (what else?) 'Kiss Hello Kitty' -- and no, we did not just make that up.

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