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Queen’s Brian May to Make His Acting Debut on British Children’s Show

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GRETA VAN FLEET's JAKE KISZKA Celebrates 61st Anniversary Of GIBSON's Iconic SG Guitar

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World Premiere: Listen to Joe Satriani’s Groovy New Single ‘Sahara’


Garth Brooks Reschedules Gillette Stadium Concert

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The Enduring Mystery of “Magic Alex”

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Chris Daughtry Confirms Stepdaughter’s Cause of Death

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Kenny Chesney sells music catalog to Hipgnosis Song Management

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Sound Credit Unleashes Version 4 — A Quantum Leap for Eliminating $1.4 Billion In Annual Missing Royalties


Marty Roberts of Iconic Los Angeles Lounge Act “Marty & Elayne” at The Dresden Dies at the Age of 89

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Who Are the Richest Musicians? Here’s a 2021 Year-End Ranking

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TwinsTheNewTrend Discover Michael Jackson’s Off The Wall ( Acapella with Backing Vocals Complete )


John Mellencamp Likes the Effect Smoking Has Had on His Voice

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Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi Mourns the Death of His Longtime Manager Ernest Chapman

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Country Legend Dallas Frazier Dead, Writer of Oak Ridge Boys Hit ‘Elvira’ Was 82



World Premiere: “Big Dreams and Faded Jeans” - Now Streaming - Listen to the first track off the companion album to Dolly’s
upcoming novel co-authored with James Patterson


Boomerocity Coulda Told You This: What Year is It? Nearly a Third of the iTunes Top 100 Taken By Oldies, New Releases Not Catching On

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55 Years Ago: Hippies ‘Turn on, Tune in, Drop out’ at Human Be-In



World Premiere: New Alex Lifeson Project “Envy Of None” Releases First Single



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A 1964 Porsche 904 GTS Once Owned by Robert Redford Could Fetch $1.7 Million at Auction
The gorgeous racer is one of the just 100 road-legal examples ever made





Primary Wave Acquires Stake in America’s (the group) Catalog, ‘Certain Name and Likeness Rights’

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World Premiere: JETHRO TULL Releases Video For Title Track Of First Album In Over 18 Years, 'The Zealot Gene'


Elvis Costello Says He Won’t Perform “Oliver’s Army” Anymore, Tells Radio Stations Not to Play It
The song contains the line "One more widow, one less white n*****"

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Releasing Music Is Easy, Marketing Music Is Hard. Here’s How Chartmetric Is Leveraging Data to Make Marketing a Lot Easier


Bob Dylan Fires Back Against Sexual Assault Allegations: ‘A Brazen Shakedown Masquerading As a Lawsuit’


Nita Strauss Makes History as First Active Rock Solo Female Chart-Topper

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Calvin Simon, Former Singer for Parliament-Funkadelic, Dead at 79



World Premiere: See Previously Unreleased Footage of Rolling Stones at Altamont

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Sidney Poitier, Beloved Legend And First Black Best Actor Oscar Winner, Dead At 94

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Catalog Releases Now Account for 75% of U.S. Music Consumption — With 89% of Baby Boomers Streaming Songs

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Bon Jovi Announce Spring 2022 North American Tour

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World Premiere: Hear Edgar Winter Cover ‘Johnny B. Goode’ Featuring Joe Walsh


Watch The Beatles’ Rooftop Gig in IMAX Theaters on 1/30 as a Special One-Night-Only Engagement

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Fender CEO Andy Mooney “Not Optimistic” That Guitar And Amp Supply Chain Struggles Will Improve Any Time Soon

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British Recorded Music Industry Eeks a Modest 2021 Gain as 1,918 Artists Surpass 10 Million Domestic Streams


With Get Back, Paul McCartney Became the Most Interesting TV Character of 2021

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World Premiere: Chuck Berry Live from Blueberry Hill


Cruise Control? The Iconic Porsche 928 From ‘Risky Business’ Can Now Be Yours
Cruise like Cruise himself in this legendary vehicle-- which was also the star of its own documentary

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Meat Loaf, Rock Legend and ‘Bat Out of Hell’ Singer, Dead at 74

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World Premiere: Dee Snider Covers ‘Theme for an Imaginary Western’ for Upcoming Leslie West Tribute Album


Indie Venues Face a Surging Concert No-Show Rate — 50% of Ticketholders Are Staying Home


Steve Vai Postpones 2022 Tour from January to September; Needs Surgical Procedure

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Jimi Hendrix Experience Estates in Dispute Over Royalties

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Rocky Dijon: The Spicy Percussion Master

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Ozzy Osbourne Bit the Head Off a Live Bat 40 Years Ago Today
He’ll never live down the infamous moment, even though the whole thing was a complete accident

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Catalog Appraiser Massarsky Consulting Sells to Citrin Cooperman as Music IP Sales Rush Continues


‘Payola Is Illegal’: Lawsuit Revives Pay-for-Play Accusations in Radio Industry
Independent radio promoter Steve Zap made more than 130 payments totaling over $300,000 to help cover bills for a West Coast radio company, according to court docs


Peloton’s New David Bowie Workouts Include Exclusive Remixes

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U2’s Bono Feels “Embarrassed” Hearing His Voice On The Radio

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Recording Academy Reschedules the 2022 Grammys For April, Moves Ceremony to Las Vegas

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Microsoft Buys Activision in $69 Billion Deal – Will It Revive Guitar Hero?

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Digital Burnout Fears: ‘It’s a lot we’re asking of artists’


Jewel-Box Heroes: Why the CD Revival Is Finally Here
Compact discs never had the romance of vinyl or the convenience of MP3s. But they’re still the ideal format for getting lost inside your music collection


World Premiere: Loverboy’s New Song, “Release”


25 Years Ago: John Deacon Plays His Final Queen Show

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Fred Parris Dies: Singer On ‘In The Still Of The Night’ By The Five Satins Was 85

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World Premiere: ROLLING STONES UNRELEASED: ‘LOW DOWN’ (alt. version, Keith on vocals, 1997)


MLK Day Finally Arrives As Paid Day Off For Most Hollywood Workers

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40 Years Ago: A Rejected Babys Song Becomes Journey’s Signature Ballad


World Premiere: Slash ft. Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators ‘Call Off the Dogs’ on Red-Hot New Song


How Ronnie Spector Helped Eddie Money Score His Biggest Hit

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He Used Plastic Surgery to Raise Rock Stars From the Dead - Decades before hologram tours, one rogue '70s promoter found another way to put Elvis, Janis, Jim Morrison, and other late icons back onstage

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Keith Richards, Paul McCartney, Joni Mitchell Items for Auction

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Ronnie Spector, Rock Icon Behind ‘Be My Baby’ and Ex of Phil Spector, Dead At 78

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DAVID LEE ROTH Addresses COVID-Related Cancelations In Latest Artwork

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Burke Shelley, Singer and Bassist for Budgie, Dead at 71

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World Premiere: Saxon Unmasks New Single, “Remember The Fallen”, From Their Upcoming Album, “Carpe Diem”


Woodstock Organizer Michael Lang Dies At 77

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World Mourns Death Of Comedy Icon Bob Saget: “Wasn’t A Kinder Person In Hollywood”



Elton John Guitarist Davey Johnstone Says Elton’s Upcoming Shows Will Feature A Moment “You Wouldn’t Expect”

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Google Infringed On Multiple Sonos Patents, U.S. International Trade Commission Rules


Peter Bogdanovich Dies: 'The Last Picture Show', 'Paper Moon' & 'What's Up, Doc?' Director Was 82

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Lollapalooza Co-Founder Ted Gardner Has Passed Away – Aged 74

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The Eagles Announce 2022 Hotel California Extended Tour Dates

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TwinsTheNewTrend Discover Chuck Berry's 'Johnny B. Goode'


Live Nation and Ticketmaster Face Class-Action Antitrust Lawsuit Over ‘Blatant, Anti-Consumer Behavior’


Country Songwriter Tom T. Hall’s Death Ruled a Suicide
The Country Music Hall of Fame member known for songs like “Harper Valley PTA” and “Homecoming” died last summer

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David Bowie Estate Sells Icon’s Catalog to Warner Chappell for $250M

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Take A Peek Inside: Adele Gets a ‘Steal’ on Sylvester Stallone’s Beverly Park Mansion

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The Nirvana ‘Nevermind’ Album Cover Lawsuit Has Been Dismissed By a Judge

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DEEN CASTRONOVO's Absence From JOURNEY's New Year's Eve Performance Explained

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Steve McQueen’s Beloved Husqvarna Viking 360 Motorcycle Is Heading to Auction
It's widely considered one of the most important Huskies of the 20th century

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Louie Anderson Dies: Comedian & Emmy Winner Was 68

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John Mellencamp’s New Album, ‘Strictly a One-Eyed Jack,’ Arrives Featuring Three Springsteen Collabs


Bet It Hurt His D String: Man Steals $8,000 Guitar by Stuffing It Down His Pants

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The New Boomerocity Interview With Steve Vai

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Elton John Resumes Yellow Brick Road Tour: Set List and Photos

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The Funny Way Van Halen, Blackmore and Gary Moore First Met Each Other

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Brittany Aldean Helps a Woman in El Salvador Keep Her House With a $10,000 Gift

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An Italian Castle That Starred in One of the ‘Godfather’ Movies Just Listed for $6.8 Million
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Neil Young & Crazy Horse ‘Barn’ Documentary Coming To YouTube
The 73-minute film provides a behind-the-scenes look at the legendary band recording their latest studio album


STAIND's AARON LEWIS Passes Kidney Stone Less Than Week After Having His Appendix Removed

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Daniel Radcliffe Cast as ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic in Upcoming Biopic

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Rosa Lee Hawkins, Singer of The Dixie Cups, Dies at 76
The New Orleans girl group's "Chapel of Love" hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1964


Elvis Costello Thinks Rock Has Lost Its ‘Roll’



Prince Estate Valued at $156.4 Million In Settlement of Years-Long IRS Dispute

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Following KKR Catalog Agreement, BMG Partners With Pimco to Buy Additional Music IP


Ralph Emery Dies: Country Music DJ & TV Host Was 88

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World Premiere: HEART's ANN WILSON Releases Music Video For Her Cover Version Of ALICE IN CHAINS' 'Rooster'


Joe Walsh to Guest on ‘The Conners’ This Week

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Flashback: TwinsTheNewTrend Discover Journey’s “Open Arms” (& Talks About Perry’s Tight Jeans)


Jimmy Buffett to Make a Guest Appearance on ‘Blue Bloods’

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World Premiere: STEVE VAI Releases Visualizer For New Song 'Zeus In Chains'


Music Industry Is ‘Criminal Enterprise’ Says Jay Jay French

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MAMMOTH WVH And DIRTY HONEY Postpone Launch Of 'Young Guns' Tour

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The Rolling Stones Are Getting Their Own Stamps Courtesy of the U.K.’s Royal Mail

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American Radio Stations Weigh Conditional Settlement Offer From Irving Azoff’s Global Music Rights


World Premiere: Elvis Costello & The Imposters Say Goodbye With New Single, “Farewell, OK”


COVID-Sniffing Dogs Are Keeping Concerts on Track In 2022

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Dwayne Hickman Dies: ‘The Many Loves Of Dobie Gillis’ Star Was 87

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Dick Carson Dies: Director Of ‘The Tonight Show’ And Brother Of Johnny Was 92

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China Prohibits All Music Platforms From Inking Exclusive Copyright Deals Following Tencent Music Crackdown


Warner Records CEO Aaron Bay-Schuck, Gene Simmons, Daniel Glass, Others Protest Artist Boycott of Sydney Festival


Hollywood Remembers “Champion Of Cinema” Peter Bogdanovich: Francis Ford Coppola, Jeff Bridges, Barbra Streisand & More Weigh In


The Grammys Are Officially Postponed Due to Omicron — Recording Academy Releases Statement

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Blues Legend Walter Trout Postpones UK/EU Tour

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Valerie Bertinelli Reveals Eddie Van Halen’s Final Words

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Right on Cue, SiriusXM Launches a Dedicated David Bowie Channel

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Paul McCartney: The “Unknown Beatle”

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PRS Confirms Launch Date, Specs of John Mayer Signature SE Silver Sky

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TwinsTheNewTrend Discover Otis Redding's 'Try A Little Tenderness'


Beatles Film Producer Denis O’Dell Dead at 98

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GENE SIMMONS's New Year's Resolutions: 'I'd Like To Be A Better, Kinder, Better-Looking And Richer Guy'

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Paul McCartney Tells Why Good Things Always Happen After Bad Moments

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