2020.12 Boomerocity Buzz

Written by Randy Patterson

Watch Clips from Kiss’ Highly Explosive Soundcheck in Dubai


Alto Reed, Longtime Saxophonist for Bob Seger's Silver Bullet Band, Dies at 72

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Journey to Headline Lollapalooza 2021, Says Neal Schon


This New Turntable System Offers Towering Sound and Sleek Design in a One-Box Package

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Rascal Flatts’ Gary LeVox Explains Controversial Post About Nashville Bombing: ‘Everything in 2020’s Been a Cover-Up’

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'Brother Robert' Reveals True Story Of Growing Up With Blues Legend Robert Johnson

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Peek Inside Frank Lloyd Wright’s Isidore Heller House

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Paul McCartney Helps Vinyl to Best Sales Week In Modern Era


Slash Believes New Guns N’ Roses Music Will Come Out in 2021

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Sammy Hagar Opens Up About His Last Phone Call With Eddie Van Halen: 'Thank God We Connected'

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Bluegrass Great Tony Rice Dies at 69


Country Music Stars’ Reaction to Christmas Day Bombing in Nashville

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Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch Was Sold For The Relatively Cheap Price Of $22 Million


How Peter Criss Left Retirement For ‘The Catman and the Emperor

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Dennis Quaid Finally Bringing Charley Pride Biopic to Life

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Multiple Copyright Bills — Including the CASE Act and a Felony Streaming Law — Were Slipped Into Congress’ $2.3 Trillion Spending and Relief Bill 

What Is the CASE Act, Exactly? A Look at America’s Latest Copyright Law

They Know You Better Than You Do — Spotify Files Patent for Automatically Generating Personal Playlists

Arnel Pined Talks “This Christmas,” One OK Rock & New Journey Album

TwinstheNewTrend Discover Frank Sinatra’s ‘Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas’

New COVID-19 Stimulus Bill Includes Language Making Illegal Streaming a Felony

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Guitar Center Officially Cleared to Exit Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

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World Premier Sneek-Peek: Watch Unseen Beatles Footage From ‘Get Back’ Session

TwinstheNewTrend Discover Lenny Kravitz’s ‘Fly Away’’

Major Labels Call Out Twitter for ‘Piracy at an Industrial, Massive Scale’

World Premier: Watch Paul McCartney’s New Music Video for ‘Find My Way’

Spotify Patents ‘Spoken Words Analyzer’ Technology to Analyze Song Lyrics With AI

World Premier: Hear Ringo Starr’s New Star-Studded ‘Here’s to the Nights’

The Largest Independent Concert Promoter In Texas Is Shutting Down

Charley Pride's Funeral and Memorial Plans Revealed

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Garth Brooks Remembers Charley Pride at One of the Late Artist's Last Recording Sessions: Exclusive

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The Question Won’t Go Away: Did Charley Pride Catch COVID-19 at the CMAs? — Country Stars Weigh In
The death of country music legend Charley Pride is raising uncomfortable questions about the CMAs.

The Master/Slave Truth: Judge Rules That Ticketmaster Can’t Be Sued Over Its Terms of Service Because the Terms Prohibit Lawsuits

New York City To Allow Ticketed Outdoor Concerts, Performing Arts Events Beginning Spring 2021

Charley Pride, Trailblazing Country Music Singer, Dies at 86

CMAs Address Award Show Backlash After Charley Pride's COVID-Related Death

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TwinstheNewTrend Discover The Monkees’ ‘Daydream Believer’

The Great Royalties Hustle - BigStar’s Nick Lawrence on why the royalties system is well past its sell-by date

TwinstheNewTrend Discover The Temptations' 'Silent Night'

How the Eagles Reunited Because of Travis Tritt

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'Alien' and Rolling Stones TV Series in the Works at FX

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Original Third Eye Blind Bassist + Queensryche Producer Jason Slater Dead at 49


Watch Greta Van Fleet Premiere ‘My Way, Soon’ on TV

An Oddity: David Bowie Coin Sent Into Space

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Neil Young Drops Copyright Infringement Case Against Donald Trump

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Creating More Distance Between Artists and Revenue: Sony Music Acquires Probity — Vastly Increasing Its Merchandising Footprint

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David L. Lander, Squiggy on 'Laverne & Shirley,' Dies at 73


David Crosby Is Selling His Publishing Rights Because He Can’t Tour and ‘Streaming Stole My Record Money’

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Eddie Van Halen’s Iconic Guitars Sell for $422,000 at Legend-Studded Auction - That's a whole lot of money to play "Hot for Teacher"

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Wolfgang Van Halen Says He Would Never Auction Off Any of His Dad's Guitars

Downtown Buys Catalog of Motown Legend Mickey Stevenson, Including Martha Reeves Hit Dancing In The Street

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TwinstheNewTrend Discover Barry White's 'Practice What You Preach'

Warren Berlinger, Actor in 'Blue Denim,' 'Come Blow Your Horn' and 'Cannonball Run,' Dies at 83

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Barack Obama Wants to Correct His Dolly Parton Slight

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Lady Antebellum’s Trademark Lawsuit Against Black Blues Singer Lady A Isn’t Ending Anytime Soon

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MusiCares Giving $250 Gift Cards to Music Industry Workers — Here’s How to Apply

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After Going Bankrupt In July, Muzak Parent Mood Media Gets Acquired by Vector Capital

Watch Van Halen and Leslie West Play ‘Mississippi Queen’ Live

Tina Louise, last surviving ‘Gilligan’s Island’ star, reveals truth about Dawn Wells

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Played Mary Ann In Epic Series

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Alabama Will Ring in 2021 With Free New Year’s Eve Livestream Concert

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Drive In Concert Directory: Here’s Every Upcoming Show


Zsa Zsa Gabor’s Former Bel Air Mansion Sells to Billionaire Mining Magnate

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Paul McCartney’s ‘McCartney III’ Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Album Sales Chart

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Country Music Producer David Malloy and His Dog Saved From Nashville Bombing by Local Cop

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29-Year-Old AEG Executive Connected to Nashville Bomber — Here’s What We Know

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Spotify AI Tells You How Much Your Taste In Music Sucks

George Jones Museum, Wildhorse Saloon Update After Nashville Blast

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BoomerocityBuzz Broke The New. We Chose Loudwire To Provide Details: Mountain's Leslie West Dies At 75

Sammy Hagar: Van Halen Tour Would Have Been Double-Frontman Show


Rock Icon, Leslie West, Of Mountain, Dead At 75

Per A Facebook Post By West's Cousin - Stay Tuned


Jules Shear on Tired Guitar Strings and the First Song That He Wrote

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Chad Stuart, of Britain’s Chad & Jeremy Duo, Dead at 79

World Premier: Iggy Pop Unleashes COVID-19 Anthem 'Dirty Little Virus'

Jimmy Buffett Sells Staggering Palm Beach Mansion for $6.9 Million — See Inside

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Bipartisan COVID-19 Stimulus Bill Includes $15 Billion for Indie Venues and Theaters

Less Than 30% of My Spotify Premium Subscription Went to Artists — What About You?

K.T. Oslin Dead At 78

Deja Vu All Over Again? Maren Morris Cancels Entire 2021 RSVP Tour

BMG Finds Little Evidence of Racial Discrimination In its Review of 33 Acquired Catalogs, No Bias In its 800 Negotiated Record Deals

'We need To Be Good Neighbors To Our Artists'

Charley Pride’s Manager Says Late Singer Took All COVID-19 Precautions

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Paul McCartney Teases Documentary With Rick Rubin

Boomerocity Broke This 12 Days Ago In Our Recent Interview With Luke But Here You Go: STEVE LUKATHER's Son Is Engaged To JONATHAN CAIN's Daughter

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TwinstheNewTrend Discover Chuck Berry’s ‘Run Rudolph Run’

Here’s Why Our Brains Prefer Music from Our Youth


'The Voice:' Finale Pre-Empted By Monday Night Football, and Viewers Aren't Happy

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World Premier Of the Latest Song From Alice Cooper: ‘One of the Oddest Songs I’ve Ever Done’ — ‘Our Love Will Change the World’

Watch Dave Grohl and Greg Kurstin Cover ‘Mississippi Queen 

Why The Beatles, 56 Years Ago, Were Prototyping The Kind of Pop Artist That 2020 Demands
There's no doubt 2020 was an innovative year for music and artists – but, says Dave Roberts, it owes a clear debt to 1964


Dolly Parton Saved Child Actor From Oncoming Car While Filming Netflix Special


The Rolling Stones Tap BMG for Worldwide Neighboring Rights Representation

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First, It Was Restaurants & Bars. Now It’s ‘Streamers’: A New U.S. Law Could Hit Streamers With Felony Charges For Streaming Copyrighted Content

The World Premier of Trace Adkins’ ‘Ain’t That Kind of Cowboy’

Elton John Says ‘No One Needs’ A New Album From Him

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Grammy Award-Winning Producer Shooter Jenning Joins Concord As Staff Producer

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82% of Musicians Earn Less Than $270 a Year From Spotify and Other Music Streaming Music Platforms, Study Finds

Vinyl Record Sales Reach Their Highest Levels Since 1991

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You Can Now Create Custom Playlist Covers on the Spotify Mobile App

Steve Perry Won’t Keep Fans Waiting Long for New Music


Howard Stern, SiriusXM Sign New Multi-Year Deal

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Ellen DeGeneres Pays $49 Million for Dennis Miller’s Cape Dutch-Style Montecito Compound

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Lenny Kravitz on Love, Anger, and Music

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Taylor Swift Isn’t Just Re-Recording Her Old Songs — She’s Already Licensed the First Re-Recorded Track

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TwinstheNewTrend Discover Roberta Flack's 'There First Time Ever I Saw Your Face'

Amazon Music Unlimited Now Features Full-Blown Music Videos

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Artists Fear Retribution If They Speak Out Against Streaming Royalties, Lawmakers Say

Paul McCartney Still ‘In Denial’ Over John Lennon’s Murder

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Sammy Hagar Wants to Buy David Lee Roth’s ‘Red Rocker’ Cartoon 

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How to Make It In the Music Industry — Two Behind-the-Scenes Professionals Break It Down

The Real Music Observer: The Journey - Prince Connection Comes Full Circle On Neal Schon's Latest Solo Album

Elton John Wants to Play Shows Without His Hits
He said “if I have to go back and play ‘Crocodile Rock’ again … ’I’m gonna kill myself.”

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TwinstheNewTrend Discover Redbone’s ‘Come And Get Your Love’

Petula Clark Expresses 'Shock & Disbelief' After Her Song Was Used by Nashville Bomber

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Swifties Outraged After Taylor Swift Removed from Country Legends Mural In Nashville - Taylor Swift has been replaced with Brad Paisley on the Legends Corner bar mural in Nashville

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Sylvester Stallone Buys $35 Million Palm Beach Estate

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World Premier: Julian Lennon + Dennis DeYoung – “To The Good Old Days”

Kiss Detail Safety Measures En Route to New Year’s Eve PPV Show


Gotta Watch This Flashback! TwinstheNewTrend Discover Etta James’ ‘I’d Rather Go Blind”

Country Music's Pandemic Year: Frustration, Backlash And A Sad Ending

UPDATE: No Indication Of Additional Threats Following Downtown Nashville Explosion

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“Intentional” Explosion Rips Through Portion of Downtown Nashville

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Graham Nash Gave $800K of Archive Material to Neil Young for Free


David Bowie’s Son Finds Christmas Present From Dad Years Later


Eagles, Whitesnake Warn Fans About Social Media Scams

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TwinstheNewTrend Discover Bruce Springsteen’s ‘I’m On Fire’

Lady A Reveals Why Their Name Change Took So Long: 'We Look at the World a Lot Different'

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TwinstheNewTrend Discover Chaka Khan’s ‘I’m Every Woman’

Dr. Fauci Told Kids Santa Got a COVID Vaccine, Brent Smith Calls Him a Liar


Jägermeister Donates $1 Million to Help Small Music Venues in US

Eddie Van Halen Posthumously Awarded National Guitar Museum’s Lifetime Achievement Honor

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TwinstheNewTrend Discover Temptations’ ‘Ain’t To Proud To Beg’

Richie Sambora Reveals Reason Behind Controversial Decision to Leave Bon Jovi

Carl Mann, Rockabilly Star, Dies At 78


Arnel Pineda Confirms That 3 New Journey Songs Are Finished

Will the $10 Billion ‘Save Our Stages Act’ Pass?

Tootsie’s & Palomino Legend Jimmy Snyder Has Died

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World Premier Of Exile’s Christmas Video, ‘Kid At Heart’

Jimmy Page Demands That Streaming Music Services Pay Artists Fairly
Led Zeppelin founder and guitarist Jimmy Page has called on streaming services to “make fair payments to all musicians.”

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Eddie Money's Estate Sues Hospital, Doctors for Wrongful Death

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Eddie Van Halen’s Cause of Death Revealed


Eddie Van Halen Reportedly Cremated, Son Wolfgang to Scatter Ashes

MUST WATCH: The Epitome of Cool & Class: Watch New Video of Eddie Van Halen Visiting Jason Becker in 1996 (Warning: Have Tissue Handy)

Paul Newman’s $5.4 Million Rolex Daytona Tops Phillips’s ‘Racing Pulse’ Sale in New York
The auction also included Steve McQueen's Heuer, which sold for over $2.2 million


Richard King, Founding Partner of King World Productions, Dies at 79

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Joe Walsh Joins Tim McGraw on Beyond The Influence Radio on Apple Music Country

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Taylor Swift Donates $13,000 to Moms Struggling During the Pandemic

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Mick Jagger To Host Exclusive Show On Planet Rock

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Taylor Swift to Release Another Surprise Album and 'Folklore' Companion

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And The Binge Goes On: Reservoir Buys Catalog of Songwriter Bob Crewe, Including Hits By Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons

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Verizon Partners With Simon Fuller ‘To Transform Storytelling and Entertainment’ Using 5G, Virtual Reality and Extended Reality

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Bob Dylan Sells Entire Catalog to Universal Music Publishing Group

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Lefsetz: Why He’s Bob Dylan

Gimme Shelter’ at 50: How The Rolling Stones Got Conquered By America

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VIDEO: When Might Broadway Return? Fauci Thinks We Could 'Approach Normal' by Late Summer

Ellie Goulding Questions the Grammys and the Entire Concept of Music Awards: “What Constitutes the Worthiness of an Award?”

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Greta Van Fleet Announce New Album ‘The Battle at Garden’s Gate’ - World Premier of Their New Single, 'Age of Machine', Below

What the What?! Goo Goo Dolls Are Now a ‘Classic Rock’ Band According to the Today Show

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World Premiere of Steve Lukather's "Serpent Soul' On Boomerocity.com!

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Hugh Keays-Byrne, Dastardly Villains in 'Mad Max' Films, Dies at 73

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Ann Wilson Performs 'Rooster'

Elton John Helps Honor Dr. Fauci For His Work On HIV/AIDS Crisis

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Watch Eric Clapton in Clip From Bee Gees Documentary


COVID Is Killing Emerging Artists: Study Estimates a 47% Drop In Young Musicians Touring Europe


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