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Keith Richards and the X-Pensive Winos Detail ‘Live at the Hollywood Palladium’ Box Set

16-song offering features three previously unreleased tracks

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Saxophonist Mark Rivera on His Years With Billy Joel, Ringo Starr, Foreigner, and More
No one has been in Joel’s band longer than Mark Rivera. He’s also on Peter Gabriel’s “Sledgehammer” and was onstage with John Lennon at his final public performance

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“We Choose To Focus On Pushing The Art Forward”: Paul Reed Smith On The Pandemic, Progress And The Importance Of PRS’ 35th Anniversary

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Disney Parks to Lay Off 28,000 Employees; Cites California's "Unwillingness" to Reopen Disneyland

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Listen To Cheap Trick Cover David Bowie’s ‘Rebel Rebel’

Original Van Halen Bassist, Mark Stone, Dies

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Taylor Swift Surpasses Pop Powerhouse To Set New Chart Record

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Bill Murray’s Lawyer Responds To The Doobie Brothers

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Evel Knievel’s Son Sues Disney Over ‘Toy Story 4’ Character

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Watch Queen And Adam Lambert Perform ‘I Was Born To Love You’

Doobie Brothers Send Bill Murray Hilarious Letter In Song Dispute

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Mark Knopfler - The Guitarist With The Inimitable Touch

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Hipgnosis Raises $242 Million in 72 Hours — Time to Devour More Catalogs

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Pink Floyd To Release Restored ‘Delicate Sound Of Thunder’ Movie and LP

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Mark Chapman Says He Deserves Death For Killing John Lennon

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John Lennon’s Killer Mark Chapman Says he Sought 'Self-Glory'

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Donald Trump Learning About Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Death While Elton John Plays Becomes a Surreal Moment Online

Moguls Of Merch: The Players Shaping Music Merchandising’s Future

How To Make The Best Merch Licensing Deal

Rascal Flatts Announce Greatest Hits Album, ‘Twenty Years Of Rascal Flatts’

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Bobby Rush: Rawer Than Raw - The Boomerocity Interview

 Bobby Rush at the Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum, 1150 Lakeland DriveJackson, Mississippi 39216. Photos for the album "Sitting on top of the Blues." © photo by Bill Steber

Dr. Fauci on the Return of Theatre: 'We [Could] Gradually Approach True Normal as We Get Through 2021'

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Bob Lefsetz: The Emmy Ratings Drop

10 Of The Most Expensive ’60s Rock Artifacts

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Elton John’s New ‘Jewel Box’ Unearths 60 Unreleased Tracks

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Rock Soldiers! Get Down With Ace Frehley's New Album

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New Stevie Nicks Concert Film Headed To Theaters

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Micky Dolenz Recalls Nearly Becoming The Fonz

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Steve Vai and Joe Satriani To Appear At ‘Six String Salute’ Benefit

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Tanya Tucker Live From The Troubadour Available Oct. 16

Abbey Road Studios Shut Down for the First Time in 89 Years. Now, It’s Thriving
The iconic studios have started welcoming more livestream events, like the one post-punks Idles recently played, and have adopted new measures to adapt to social distancing

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Naomi Judd to Star in Lifetime V.C. Andrews Movie Series “Ruby”

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Spirit Music Group Acquires Master Recordings Of Tim McGraw Originally Released By Big Machine

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Eddie Money’s Guitarist Says He’s Owed $1.5 Million

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Look Inside Shania Twain’s Luxurious Mansion In The Bahamas

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Bruce Springsteen Announces ‘Letter to You,’ New Rock Album With E Street Band
Springsteen and the E Street Band recorded the new album live in the studio over just five days

A Duet 50 Years in the Making
The new version of 'Father & Son' sees Yusuf duet with Cat Stevens - his younger self recorded in 1970 - in a deeply moving re-imaging of his all-time classic hit. The effect of the two generations of one man brought together is quite breathtaking and gives a whole new level of meaning to a timeless song.

New Jimi Hendrix Documentary Chronicles Ill-Fated Film ‘Rainbow Bridge’
Music, Money, Madness . . . Jimi Hendrix In Maui and an accompanying soundtrack will come out November 20th

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Kevin Dobson, Actor on 'Kojak' and 'Knots Landing,' Dies at 77

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Hear The Rolling Stones’ Newly Unearthed ‘All The Rage’

Nashville Approves $2 Million In Aid for Independent Music Venues

The Boomerocity Interview: CCR's Cosmo Clifford & Stu Cook Discuss The 50th Anniversary of 'Cosmo's Factory'

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Keith Richards Says the Rolling Stones Will Never Retire

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Why Music Metadata Should Be Done First, Not Last, In the Recording Process
Artists lose millions of dollars in royalties because of bad, missing, or misplaced music metadata. Now VEVA Sound wants to shift music metadata entry to the front of the recording process and address a major cause of missing royalties.

Ian Mitchell, Bassist for the Bay City Rollers, Dead at 62

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Priscilla Presley Asks $16 Million for Longtime Beverly Hills Home

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Glen Campbell’s Daughter Ashley Calls Herself a Late Bloomer

Family Friend Vince Gill Joins Her on "If I Wasn't"

William Shatner Sings “The Blues”

Sure, Vinyl Is Back. But Why?

Update: Mac Davis, Singer, Songwriter and 'North Dallas Forty' Actor, Dies at 78

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Singer-Songwriter Mac Davis Reported “Critically Ill” Following Heart Surgery

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Brian Johnson, Phill Rudd And Cliff Williams Are Back With AC/DC

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Garth Brooks Unveils Inside Studio G 360 with Live Virtual Audience

Metallica Donates $250,000 to Support West Coast Wildfire Relief

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Kelly Clarkson Faces $1.4 Million Lawsuit from Management Company

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Steven Spielberg's WEST SIDE STORY Release Pushed to December 2021

The Met Cancels 2020-21 Opera Season, Announces Premieres for 2021-22

Watch Steve Van, Sammy Hagar Jam To Joe Satriani Backing Tracks

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Look Inside Thomas Rhett’s $4.7 Million Rustic Country Paradise

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Will Live Concerts Come Back In 2021? More Than Half of Execs Says Yes

Why Do BOOMERS Hate POP Music?

TwinsthenewTrend 'Discover' Ozzy Osbourne's 'Crazy Train'

John Lennon At 80: Sean Lennon To Conduct Radio Interview With Paul McCartney and Julian Lennon

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Vince Gill Leaves The Time Jumpers

CMT Unveils Nominations For “2020 CMT Music Awards” Airing October 21 at 8PM ET/7PM ET CT

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Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins Drummer, W.S. ‘Fluke’ Holland, Dead at 85

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After Slamming Venue Lockdowns as ‘Pseudo-Science,’ Van Morrison Releases Protest Songs and Donates the Money to Struggling Musicians Who Can’t Tour

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One-Third of British Musicians Are Thinking About Quitting Their Careers

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Watch Keith Urban and Pink's Music Video for 'One Too Many'

Roy Head, 'Treat Her Right' Country/Soul Singer, Dies At 79

E Street Band's Nils Lofgren's 'Weathered' - The Boomerocity Interview

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Norah Jones Joins All-Star Lineup for Willie Nelson’s 35th Annual Farm Aid: 'I Think It’s So Important'

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Musicians Step Up Their Legal Battle Against New York’s Ticketed Event Ban — “It Is the Definition of Nonsensical”

The Legal Battle Over YouTube Stream-Rippers Could Go to the Supreme Court

See Inside Trisha Yearwood's Charming Southern Manor

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‘A Flood of Money Into Music IP Is About To Change The Music Industry Forever.’

Dolly Parton Releases Her Whimsical Take on Christmas Classic “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus”

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Joey Molland Talks About "Be True To Yourself: The Boomerocity Interview

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Beatles Announce Full Details About New ‘Get Back’ Book

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"Bravery On Fire:
A Benefit For Women's Cancer Awareness"
Virtual Fundraising Event on Sept. 24, 8pm EDT
Global Livestream Will Benefit Foundation for Women's Cancer

Alabama Announces Only Concert in 2020, FREE Courtesy of Camping World

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Alabama Enlists Martina McBride for Nashville “50th Anniversary Tour” Concerts

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Amazon Music Scores Exclusive 3D Audio Version of Taylor Swift’s Folklore

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Sony Music Reaches $12.7M Settlement In Artist Royalties Suit Brought By Rick Nelson Estate

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“My Whole Source of Income Just Disappeared” — How Two Musicians Are Dealing With Cancelled Concerts

Renowned Groupie Says ‘Almost Famous’ Ruine Her Own Movie Plans

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Kool & The Gang Co-Founding Saxophonist Ronald ‘Khalis’ Bell Dies At 68

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Listen To Timothy B. Schmit’s New Single, ‘Cross That Line’

Quiet Riot To Continue With Late Frankie Banali’s Blessing

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Soul Legends Gladys Knight & Patti LaBelle Set for Next 'Verzuz' Battle

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Vince Gill Sings ‘Lyin’ Eyes’ From The Eagles’ Upcoming Live Album

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Pink Floyd’s Nick Mason Releases Live Performance Of “See Emily Play”

Graceland Vandalized!

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Hear Ace Frehley’s New Cover of the Beatles’ ‘I’m Down’

California Legislature Approves Bill to Exempt Musicians from AB5 Requirements
Earlier this year, Digital Music News was first to report that California lawmakers had agreed to revise the restrictions within Assembly Bill 5 (AB5), making it easier for artists and music industry professionals to collaborate. Now, the Legislature has passed a bill, AB 2257, containing these long-sought exemptions.

Ronnie Wood Bio Pic Virtual Premier Set For September 18th Ahead of DVD’s October 9th Release

Farm Aid to Celebrate 35th Anniversary With Virtual Festival
Bill includes Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp, Dave Matthews, Bonnie Raitt and Jack Johnson

Hipgnosis Snags Catalog of Motley Crüe’s Nikki Sixx

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Helen Reddy Dies: ‘I Am Woman’ Hitmaker & Feminist Icon Was 78

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Sammy Hagar Announces First-Ever Birthday Bash PPV

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Pierce Brosnan Seeks $100 Million for Thai-Inspired Malibu Mansion

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When Are We Allowed to Get Excited About Live Music Again?

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The 5 Best Websites For Musicians And Bands To Host Music

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Nashville Music Industry Bands Together, Distributes Food Boxes to Out-of-Work Colleagues

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Ace Frehley Already Plotting ‘Origins Vol. 3’ Covers Collection

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Queen’s Brian May Describes ‘Long Climb Back’ From Heart Attack

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Alan Jackson Puts His $23M Tennessee Mansion Up For Sale, And Holy Hoochie Coochie!

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Apple Waives Its 30% Fee for Facebook Live Events — But Don’t Get Used to It

Apple Buys Startup To Create Radio-Like Podcast Stations

Prince’s ‘Sign ‘o’ the Times’ Box Set Offers a Rich Image of the Pop Master at His Absolute Peak
With nearly four hours of previously unreleased material, the collection captures the scope of the artist’s boundless genius

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Maybe Some Unemployed Musicians Or Road Crew Can Crash There Until They Can Get Back To Work - What Live Event Meltdown? StubHub CEO Buys $40MM Beverly Hills Mansion — His Third House In Beverly Hills

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TwinsthenewTrend: FIRST TIME HEARING Otis Redding - Sitting On The Dock Of The Bay REACTION

Sean Lennon to Publicly Chat With Paul McCartney About John Lennon For the First Time in Radio Special

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SXSW Is ‘Working With the City of Austin’ for a 2021 Physical Event

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TwinsthenewTrend: First Time Hearing Santana - Smooth ft. Rob Thomas

Elton John’s North America Tour Dates Rescheduled for 2022

Rob Halford Says Judas Priest ‘Deserve’ To Be In The Rock Hall

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Jackie Stallone, Sylvester Stallone's mother, dies at 98

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Cyril Niccolai Let's It Out - The Boomerocity Interview

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Bruce Springsteen Is Planning A Second ‘Tracks’ Box Set

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Bon Jovi & Jennifer Nettles Collaborate On ‘Do What You Can’

Uriah Heep and Ozzy Oxbourne Drummer, Lee Kerslake, Dead at 73

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The Eagles Stream New “Hotel California” Live Performance

Van Morrison Will Release 3 Lockdown Protest Songs

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Fans upset over Carrie Underwood, Thomas Rhett's 2020 ACM Awards Entertainer of the Year Tie

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2020 ACM Awards: Full Winners List

Black Blues Singer Lady A Countersues the Band Formerly Known as Lady Antebellum

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Should You Upgrade Your Apple Music Subscription to Apple One?

Somebody Up There Likes Me - The Boomerocity Review

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Melissa Etheridge to Headline 'Shatterproof Stronger Than Addiction Challenge' During National Recovery Month

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Staind’s Aaron Lewis + Godsmack’s Sully Erna Playing Unplugged Together On Drive-In Tour

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The Pretenders’ Chrissie Hynde Sells Entire Catalog to Hipgnosis

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Here's Hoping The Other 49 States Follow Suit: Hawaii Passes the ‘Truth in Music Advertising Act’ to Prevent ‘Imposter Performers’ That Claim to Be Classic Bands

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Toots Hibbert, GRAMMY-Winning Reggae Pioneer And Founder Of Toots And The Maytals, Dies At 77

Mick Jagger on Toots Hibbert’s Death: ‘A Great Loss to the Whole Music World’
“So full of energy and vitality always giving a top class performance that I was lucky enough to witness,” Rolling Stones singer adds of Maytals legend

 Diana Rigg, Star of 'The Avengers' and 'Game of Thrones,' Dies at 82

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Joni Mitchell Announces Archive Series, Shares “House Of The Rising Sun” Cover From 1963 Performance

Hear Todd Rundgren’s ‘Espionaage’ From New ‘Space Force’ Album

Little Richard Song Chosen As New ‘Monday Night Football’ Theme

Quincy Jones Inks Exclusive Worldwide Publishing Deal With Warner Chappell Music

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A Former Spotify Exec Explains Why Artists Get Paid So Little on Streaming

How Keith Richards is Spending His Quarantine
The guitarist talks about new Stones music, his ‘Goats Head Soup’ memories, and how he hopes they’ll celebrate their 60th anniversary

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Gavin Newson Ends California’s Restrictive Musician Contractor Laws by Signing AB 2557

Live Nation Furloughs Hundreds of New Employees

Watch Deep Purple’s Surreal ‘Nothing at All’ Video

 

Ed Force One: Iron Maiden’s History of Jumbo Jets

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Amazon Music Is A Livestreaming Platform Now, Thanks To Twitch Tie-Up

Milk Does A Cadaver Good -  Alice Cooper is Collaborating with This Arizona Dairy

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Poison Singer Bret Michaels’ ‘Spectacular’ Home On Sale For $4.4M

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Songwriters Guild of America Joins ARA in Calling Out Backroom Deals Between Streaming Services and Major Publishers

64% of UK Musicians Are Considering Leaving the Music Industry

2020 CMA Awards Nominees — Full List

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