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2020.07 Boomerocity Buzz

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Hear Robert Plant’s New ‘Charlie Patton Highway’ Single

Zac Brown Band Return to Tropical Vibe With Breezy New Song ‘You and Islands’

Lou Reed’s ‘New York’ Reissue Will Include Unreleased Material

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Ace Frehley Recruits All-Stars for ‘Origins, Vol. 2′ Covers Album

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Garth Brooks Permanently Removes Himself From CMA Entertainer of the Year Contention

Blake Shelton: ‘I Don’t Give A S–t’ Who’s Nominated, Garth Brooks Is the ‘Entertainer of the Century’

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Dee Snider: New AC/DC Album ‘Has Been Recorded,’ But ‘Delayed’

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Paste Magazine: 11 Roots & Americana Songs You Need To Know Right Now

Spotify Subscriber Count Grew By 8M in Q2 - But Advertising Revenues Fell 21% Year-On-Year

CAA to Undergo Significant Layoffs Amid Pandemic

Universal, AMC Theatres Forge Historic Deal Allowing Theatrical Releases to Debut on Premium VOD Early

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Miss Mercy, Frank Zappa Muse and GTO Co-Founder, Dead at 71

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Rufus Wainwright Leads 1,500 Singers in ‘Across the Universe’ Rendition

Miranda Lambert Reaches No. 1 with “Bluebird”

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Revealed: Billboard’s 2020 Top Music Lawyers

Peter Green, Fleetwood Mac Co-Founder, Dead at 73

 Stevie Nicks on Peter Green: ‘His Legacy Will Live on Forever’ “My biggest regret is that I never got to share the stage with him. I always hoped in my heart of hearts that that would happen,” singer says of Fleetwood Mac co-founder

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Jason Aldean's Selling His Florida Gulf Coast Home For $2.95 Million

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Alan Jackson Emerges w/ Caylee Hammack to Toast Don Williams

Spotify Firmly Addresses Pay-for-Playlist Schemes: “You Cannot Pay to Get on an Official Spotify Playlist”

HUH??? The Chicks’ Natalie Maines Says She’d ‘Make Out’ With George W. Bush Compared to Trump

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Bruce Springsteen + Patti Scialfa: Inside Their 30-Year Classic Rock Love Story

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Paul Stanley Is Putting Finishing Touches On Debut SOUL STATION Album

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Shamrock Capital Launches New $400M Fund To Buy Content . . . Including Music Copyrights

Diane Keaton Lists Historic Tucson Adobe

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Don Dokken Says He ‘Can’t Play Guitar Anymore’

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Betting on Live Music's Return: As Las Vegas Reopens, the Whole Fan Experience Is Being Tested

England to Allow Indoor Concerts Starting Next Month

Citizen Vinyl Record Pressing Plant Is Opening In Asheville, North Carolina

Hear Chris Cornell’s Previously Unreleased Cover of Guns N’ Roses’ ‘Patience’

Track arrives on what would’ve been late Soundgarden singer’s 56th birthdayc

California Bans Singing and Chanting In Churches — Now, Churches Are Suing

See Inside George Strait's Spectacular Texas Mansion

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Lollapalooza Co-Founder/Former Agency Exec Marc Geiger Predicts Concerts Won’t Return Until 2022

Joan Jett Covers “Jeepster” From T.Rex

Paul McCartney releases Beautiful Night EP from his Flaming Pie reissue

Steve Van Zandt’s Plan to Save Music Education During the Pandemic

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The Beatles Are Rock’s Only Million-Selling Act So Far This Year

Hey, YouTube: Looks Like Facebook Is About to Offer Official Music Videos

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Wolfgang Van Halen ‘Prepared for a Wave of Hate’ When He Releases Solo Debut

“I’m not trying to be my father,” he wrote on Instagram, “I’m trying to be me”

Hear Pretenders’ Chrissie Hynde Take on Bob Dylan’s “Don’t Fall Apart on Me Tonight”

Billy Joel Drummer Liberty DeVitto on His New Memoir, Making Peace With His Old Boss

The Piano Man and DeVitto recently mended their friendship after years of acrimony and legal wrangling

 

Canadians Are Embracing Music Streaming Faster Than Americans, Report Finds

Billboard Charts Undergo Another Major Change — This Time, Bundles Get the Boot

UTA in Talks With Writers Guild On Agreement, Sources Say

Miranda Lambert’s ‘Dark Bars’ Lyric Video Captures Nashville’s Struggling Nightlife

California Gov. Gavin Newsom Issues Statewide Closure Order of Indoor Movie Theaters, Restaurants

Queen's Roger Taylor: New 'Isolation' Official Video

I Want To Believe: The Osbournes Are Back With New Paranormal TV Show

Hear the Rolling Stones’ Previously Unreleased Song ‘Criss Cross’

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Martin Scorsese To Direct A Documentary On New York Dolls Singer David Johansen For Showtime

Check Out Styx’s Tommy Shaw's Quarantine Version Of Fooling Yourself with the Contemporary Youth Orchestra

Why Guitarist Steuart Smith Is Still Not a Member of Eagles

What Kind of Year Will It Be for the Record Business? The Forecasts Are Getting Worse, Not Better

See Inside ‘Dallas’ Legend Larry Hagman’s Stunning Mansion

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Patrick Stewart Memoir in the Works

Apple Music Launches New African Music Discovery Series, ‘Africa Rising’

Alan Parker, British Director of 'Fame', 'Midnight Express', Pink Floyd: The Wall, and 'Mississippi Burning,' Dies at 76

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Elton John Celebrates 30 Years of Sobriety

“Thank you from the bottom of my heart to all the people who have inspired and supported me along the way,” musician writes on Twitter

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Congress Asks Jeff Bezos — ‘Shouldn’t Twitch License Music?’

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Jacqueline Scott, Actress In 'The Fugitive' and 'Charley Varrick,' Dies at 89

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Great White Singer Will ‘Never’ Apologize for Controversial Show

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Nashville Restrictions On Home Recording Studio Overturned

Garth Brooks Reveals Daughter Allie's Coronavirus Diagnosis

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Monster Energy Partners with Country Star Craig Morgan to Honor U.S. Soldiers

Slash Recalls When Lemmy Tried To Seduce His Girlfriend Before Fame

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Gregg Bissonette on Dream Gigs With Ringo Starr and David Lee Roth

Avoiding the Spinal Tap Curse Veteran drummer also recalls the time he ate at Denny’s with Pat Boone and how he landed a lucrative gig on ‘Friends’

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‘Almost Famous’ Reunion! Kate Hudson, Billy Crudup, Patrick Fugit, Cameron Crowe Look Back

The creator and stars of ‘Almost Famous’ recall making the film in our special 20th-anniversary panel

What Do Virtual Festivals Pay Artists? Tomorrowland Tests a New Model

Major Labels Face Legal Action for Issuing ‘False, Deceptive, and Misleading’ Copyright Claims

Netflix Dominates 2020 Emmy Nominations with a Record-Setting 160 Nods

Watch Bono and the Edge Perform an Acoustic ‘Stairway to Heaven’

Taylor Swift ‘folklore’ Exceeds 1.3 Million Sold Globally in 24 Hours

The Music Industry Has an Advertising Problem

Numbers suggest that alarm bells are starting to ring for Universal, Sony and Warner over ad revenue — especially in “mature” streaming markets. Will they take action?

Olivia de Havilland, Sophisticated Star of Hollywood's Golden Age, Dies at 104

Robert Plant Digs Up Unreleased Songs for New Solo Anthology

Digging Deep Season 3, The Robert Plant Podcast - Trailer

'Enter The Dragon' actor John Saxon dies at 83

Six Feet of Separation: How the Performing Arts Are Embracing Social Distancing and Attempting a Return to Normal

TOTO’s “Africa” Is Playing On Repeat In Africa’s Namib Desert

Elton John’s Country Fan App Announces a Major Film/TV Partnership

Eric Paslay To Release “Nice Guy” Studio Album

Brothers Osborne Set to Release Third Studio Album, “Skeletons”

Bon Jovi Examine Life During COVID-19 Pandemic on ‘Do What You Can’ “They had to cancel graduation/It ain’t fair to Skype the prom/Our kids sit home in isolation/TV news is always on,” singer says on Bon Jovi 2020 track

Taylor Swift Set to Release Surprise New Album Tonight

“Timothy” At 50: He’s What’s for Dinner

SAG-AFTRA Members Vote to Approve New TV/Theatrical Deal

AMC Theatres Delays U.S. Reopening to August

Rascal Flatts’ Jay DeMarcus + His Family Coming to Netflix in New Reality Show

Rolling Stones Unveil Previously Unreleased Track ‘Scarlet’ Featuring Jimmy Page on Guitar

Spotify and Universal Music Group Ink Multi-Year Global Licensing Deal

Spotify Launches Video Podcasts Globally

Muddy Waters’ Former Chicago Home to Be Converted Into Museum

Muddy Waters MOJO Museum will include exhibits dedicated to legendary blues musician, as well as a small venue, a recording studio, and a community garden

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New From Yusuf/Cat Stevens: The Waste-Free ‘Where Do The Children Play?’ Video

German Scientists Recruit 4,000 Concertgoers For Coronavirus Experiment

Riley Keough Shares Touching Tribute to Her Late Brother Benjamin: 'This Is True Heartbreak'

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The Unsinkable Chrissie Hynde

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Iconic ‘Golden Girls’ House Hits the Market for the First Time Ever

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John Prine: The MOJO Interview In His Last In-Depth Interview

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The Chicks Return With First Album In 14 Years 'Gaslighter': Stream It Now

Stewart Lindsey: Dave Stewart’s Next Act

Melissa Etheridge Opens Up About Loss of Son Beckett: 'Time Does Heal'

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Amazon Music Promises to ‘Accelerate Artists to the Mainstream’

After Leaving Neverland, Radio Stations Pulled Michael Jackson’s Music. Now, SiriusXM Is Launching a Dedicated King of Pop Channel

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Rascal Flatts Shares “Quick, Fast, In A Hurry” Featuring Rachel Wammack

Music’s Biggest Companies Are Asking Legislators to Save Indie Venues

Official Grateful Dead Podcast Examines Creation of ‘Workingman’s Dead’

First Season Of The Good Ol’ Grateful Deadcast Will Dedicate Entire Episodes To Each Song From 1970 LP

10 THINGS YOU Probably Didn’t Know About Charlie Daniels

Despite the COVID-19 Pandemic, Vinyl And Streaming Thrived During 2020’s First Half

7 Ways The Beatles Changed Boomer Childhoods Overnight

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame to Hold Virtual Induction Ceremony Due to Pandemic

“We will still create an exciting program honoring our 2020 inductees,” said Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation Chairman John Sykes

Luke Bryan Scores Twenty-Fifth Career #1 Single with “One Margarita”

Big Machine Label Group + CreatiVets Release New Compilation Album “Veteran Songs”

Update: Neal Schon Defends Jonathan Cain

Neal Schon Argues With Steve Perry About "Don't Stop Believin'" And It's Use In Poltical Campaigns

Don Henley Says Eagles Couldn’t Continue Without Frey ‘Family Blood’

Brian Epstein Film ‘Midas Man’ Tabs Grammy-Winning Director

Toto Band Members Release Quarantine Version Of 'Africa'

New ZZ Top Album Could Contain Song They Started 50 Years Ago

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‘The Blues Brothers’ at 40: A Briefcase Full of Wild Movie Facts

Tommy Lee Promises ‘Dark and Sexy’ Cover of a Classic Prince Song

The Original Art For Led Zeppelin’s Debut Album Sold For $325,000 At Auction

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Eddie Kramer Reveals Plans for Book, Documentary and Podcast

Lionel Richie Movie Musical in Development at Disney

U2 Donates Whopping Sum to Live Music Industry During Pandemic

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Thanks, Chainsmokers? Vernon Downs Abruptly Cancels Drive-In Music Concert Series

Bennett Glotzer, Longtime Music Manager Who Repped Frank Zappa and Janis Joplin, Dies at 86

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Taylor Swift Accused of Stealing Her Latest Album Cover Artwork

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Sonia Darrin, Femme Fatale in Bogart's 'The Big Sleep,' Dies at 96

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Brad Paisley Releases Fast-Paced Music Video For “No I In Beer”

John Rich’s Grandmother Cleda Ann ‘Granny’ Rich Dies at 88

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Reba McEntire to Re-Release Iconic Album “Rumor Has It” for 30th Anniversary

Jimi Hendrix Electric Guitar From Early Career To Be Sold At Auction

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BMI Celebrates Christian Music’s Best with 2020 Christian Music Awards

Governor Cuomo Orders Immediate Investigation of Packed Chainsmokers Concert In the Hamptons — “I Am Appalled”

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Hear Jefferson Starship’s New Song ‘It’s About Time,’ Co-Written by Grace Slick

The Allman Betts Band Performs “Midnight Rider”, “Magnolia Road”, More On ‘CBS This Morning’

British MPs Demand a Formal Investigation Into Streaming Music Royalties

Regis Philbin, Television Personality, Has Died at 88

David Bowie Fashion Designer, Kansai Yamamoto, Dies

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How Eagles Ended Up on ESPN: ‘They Went Crazy, We Went Crazy’

Sammy Hagar Praises Wolfgang Van Halen’s Music + Approach to Expectations

Watch Regis Philbin 'Audition' for Motley Crue in 1997

What Do You Miss Most About Concerts? We Asked 32 Artists and Fans

Mick Jagger Says Next Rolling Stones Album ‘Sounds Pretty Good’

Fleetwood Mac Preps Massive Box Set Documenting Early Years

Fleetwood Mac 1969-1974 includes a live album, recorded shortly before Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham joined the band

Randy Travis Set to Release His First Single Since 2013, “Fool’s Love Affair”

Elton John Is Being Sued by Ex-Wife Renate Blauel

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‘Sex Machine’ at 50: Bootsy Collins Recalls ‘Twilight Zone’ Origins of Funky James Brown Hit When the single came out in July 1970, it kick-started a funky new era for the Godfather of Soul

Tommy Shaw Says Styx Are Almost Finished Recording New Album

Steve Howe Says That a Yes Reunion Is ‘Completely Unthinkable’

Elon Musk Wants to Make Headphones Obsolete, Plans Brain Chip for Blasting Music

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Eddie Van Halen Is Selling Three of His Cars

Dave Mason Remakes ‘Feelin’ Alright’ With Sammy Hagar, Mick Fleetwood and the Doobie Brothers

Dave Mason and the Quarantines came together remotely to rerecord the 1968 Traffic classic


Nike Reveals New Grateful Dead Sneakers

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Carrie Underwood Readies Christmas Album ‘My Gift’

Music Streaming and Sales Rebound — Will Concerts Follow Suit?

Five Key Insights From New Nielsen Music/MRC Data COVID-19 Report

Pink Floyd Streams Rare Demo Of “Comfortably Numb

Which Lady A Has the Rights to the Name? It's Complicated

See Inside Dierks Bentley’s Southwestern-Style Mansion in Nashville

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Chris Martin IV To Step Down As CEO of Martin Guitar

Watch Billy Joel Play A Sidewalk Piano

Inside the Making of the World’s First Socially Distanced Venue

Queen Frontman Adam Lambert Sells Hollywood Home For $2.9M

Tim McGraw Announces First Solo Album in Five Years: Here on Earth

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Bon Jovi Releases New Single “American Reckoning”

Listen to Elvis Costello’s New Song, ‘Hetty O’Hara Confidential’

Norah Jones Conjures Kindred Spirit in ‘Flame Twin’ Video Singer Drops Mysterious Visual For Latest 'Pick Me Up Off the Floor' Single

Queen Drummer Roger Taylor on Lockdown Life, Slim Odds of a ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Sequel

“If somebody comes up with a genius plan, maybe we’ll think about it,” says Taylor of the chances of a second Queen biopic. “But there are so many sequels that don’t match up to the original one”

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What Does a Socially Distanced Music Festival Look Like? Planning Underway In Northern Ireland

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Coming To Feet Everywhere: New Beatles LEGO Art Set Revealed

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Robbie Robertson Explains Why He Turned Down Playing on Bob Dylan’s New Album

Tom Petty Estate Releases Demo Version Of “You Don’t Know How It Feels” [Listen Below]

Blue Öyster Cult Announces New Album “The Symbol Remains”

Third Man Records to Release Rare Johnny Cash Concert

Jennifer Hudson Stars in Aretha Franklin Biopic

The Grand Tour: See Inside George Jones’ Spectacular Southern Mansion

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