2021.03 Boomerocity Buzz

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G. Gordon Liddy, Architect of the Watergate Burglary, Dead at 90



UPDATE: Red Rocks Amphitheatre To Reopen With 2,500-Capacity Concerts

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Thinking About Creating Custom Compositions for Your Project? A Breakdown of the Options


Blake Shelton to Release New Album, ‘Body Language,’ in May

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World Premier: Shenandoah, Blake Shelton Stir Up Some Classic Country Romance on ‘Then a Girl Walks In’


Officially Sanctioned ‘Jerry Garcia, Artist’ Documentary To Focus On 1987 Interview

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The Secret History of Why Barbara Mandrell Seemingly Vanished

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Yes, Music Streaming Platforms Heavily Favor Major Label Artists — Now There’s a Study to Prove It


World Premier: Rascal Flatts Singer Gary LeVox Releases Faith-Based New Solo Single, ‘The Distance’


Audience of 5,000 Attend Covid-19 Live Show Experiment in Barcelona

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Larry McMurtry Dies: Prolific ‘Lonesome Dove’ Novelist & Oscar-Winning ‘Brokeback Mountain’ Screenwriter Was 84

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Exile Inks With Time Life For Digital Re-issue Of Four Albums

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John Fogerty Seeks $9 Million for Glitzy Encino Mansion

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The Scene-Stealing 1963 Corvette Grand Sport From ‘Fast Five’ Is Heading to Auction



Carlos Santana’s New Album to Feature Metallica’s Kirk Hammett

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How Greta Van Fleet Found Their Voice With ‘The Battle at Garden’s Gate’

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TwinstheNewTrend Discover Chris Daughtry's Cover of Phil Collins' 'In The Air Tonight'

Gene Simmons Buys Hilltop Malibu Hideaway

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Sales of Music, Merch and Tickets Through Artist Website Hosting Platform Bandzoogle Surpass $75M


Sammy Hagar and Rick Springfield Planning ‘Beach Bar’ Tour

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Report: Susan Tedeschi, Derek Trucks Continue To Pay Band, Road Crew Throughout Pandemic [Watch]


Indie Labels Call For End To Streaming ‘Payola’ - As Impala Unviels 10-Point Plan To Reform Sector


Open Sea NFT Start-Up Raises $23MM After Kings of Leon Album Auction


B.J. Thomas Diagnosed With Stage Four Lung Cancer

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David Lee Roth Has Apparently Been Using Michael Anthony's Background Vocals


Lemmy’s Ashes Were Placed in Bullets and Given to Friends



Isley Brothers and Earth, Wind & Fire to Battle Next on Verzuz

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Big Music Needs to Be Broken Up to Save the Industry


Skillet’s John Cooper Clarifies Comments on Grammys, Cardi B + Hitler

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Jeff Lynne Tunes Into $10 Million Brentwood Estate

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California Introduces Legislation to Limit Record Label Contracts to 7 Years


Does Your YouTube Video Violate Copyright? Now You Can Easily Check Before You Publish


Flashback: TwinstheNewTrend Discover Alice Cooper’s ‘School’s Out’


Ian Anderson Announces New Jethro Tull LP and Lyric Book


Dolly Parton Gets the Comic Book Treatment With Upcoming Issue

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Skillet’s John Cooper Likens Grammys to Hitler After Cardi B ‘WAP’ Performance

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Flashback: The 2019 Boomerocity Interview With John Cooper

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Paradigm Is Selling Its Troubled Music Touring Division

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CSNY Announce 50th-Anniversary Edition of 'Deja Vu'

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How Many Artists Are Generating $50K+ A Year On Spotify? Over 13,000


Million-Dollar NFT Sales Get Attention, But Don’t Expect Them to Last


How Ice Cream Can Help Make Sense of Streaming Royalties (Op-Ed)


Mick Fleetwood’s Peter Green Tribute Concert to Stream Online


Anita Baker Asks Fans to Stop Streaming Her Music as Label Dispute Turns Ugly

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TwinstheNewTrend Discover Diana Ross - I'm Coming Out


Musicians Protest Outside Multiple Spotify Offices for Better Payments, Sustainable Income


Spotify Removes Ian Brown Song Over Anti-Lockdown, Anti-Mask Lyrics

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The Real Music Observer: Wolfgang Van Halen Turned Down The Opportunity To Pay Tribute To His Father At The Grammys


Morgan Wallen Breaks All-Time Country Sales Record as ‘Dangerous’ Spends Nine Weeks at No. 1

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Cellist Yo-Yo Ma Gives Impromptu Performance at Vaccine Center in Massachusetts

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Tom Cruise Lists Scenic Rocky Mountain Getaway for $39.5 Million

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Reissue Roundup: Winter Sets From Black Sabbath, Bob Dylan and More



Journey Makes A Formal Settlement Offer To Ousted Bandmates


Grammy winners 2021: Complete List of Results with Nominees


Rockers React to Eddie Van Halen Memorial Segment at 2021 Grammy Awards

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Reach Music Buys 50% Interest In Song Catalog of Judas Priest’s Glenn Tempton

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Dutch Inventor of the Cassette Tape, Lou Ottens, Dies Age 94

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Turning Pages: Inside Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library

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Country Music’s 30 Most Powerful Women of All Time


Country Music Awards Doubles Down on Morgan Wallen Ban — Singer “Will Not Be Mentioned” at April Event

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Huey Lewis ROM-COM TV Show Gets Go-Ahead



9 Out of 10 Musicians Say Their Mental Health Has Deteriorated During the Pandemic

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Country Jam Refuses to Remove Morgan Wallen as a Marquee Headliner

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Alice Cooper: Only One Rock Musician Calls Me by My Birth Name

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Miranda Lambert Announces New Album ‘The Marfa Tapes’ With Jack Ingram + Jon Randall

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Dwight Yoakam ‘Guitars, Cadillacs’ Album Pulled Amid Lawsuit

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Adam Levine Proclaims ‘There Are No Bands Anymore’

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World Premier: Van Morrison Announces New Double LP, ‘Latest Record Project’


Brian May Regrets Losing Freddie Mercury Cassette of Queen Guitar Solos

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Rock Hall of Famer David Crosby Sells Catalog to Irving Azoff’s Iconic Artist Group

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"A Dose of Her Own Medicine" | Dolly Parton Receives COVID-19 Vaccine After Helping Fund It
Dolly Parton sang "vaccine, vaccine, vaccine" to the tune of Jolene before receiving her shot at Vanderbilt University.


Hard Rock Hotel Planned for Old Gibson Guitar Site in Kalamazoo



Rock Hall of Fame Announces 2021 Induction Date and Location

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Dr. Seuss Publisher to Cease Sales of 6 Books Over ‘Hurtful and Wrong’ Imagery

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Morgan Wallen Enters Record-Setting Territory as ‘Dangerous’ Tops the Album Charts for a 7th Straight Week

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TwinstheNewTrend Discover Phil Collins’ ‘I Don’t Care Anymore’


Live Nation Execs Bank on 2021 Concert Comeback as Quarterly Earnings Fall 92 Percent

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Eagles’ ‘Millennium Concert’ Set to Make Vinyl Debut

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Queen Continues ‘The Greatest’ YouTube Series with Episode 2: ‘Live At The Rainbow – London, 1974’ (Watch)


Tony Iommi Plans to Release Tony Martin Era Black Sabbath Box Set

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Miranda Lambert Worried Writing 'Over You' With Blake Shelton Could Be Too 'Invasive'

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Triller Strikes Music Licensing Deal With Publishers


Flashback: TwinsfortheNewTrend Discover Pink Floyd's 'The Great Gig In The Sky'


Malcolm Cecil, Stevie Wonder Producer, Dies at 84

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Bob Seger to Appear on ‘The Simpsons’ This Sunday

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Bob Dylan Moves to Dismiss $7.25 Million Lawsuit Stemming From UMPG Catalog Sale


Sharon Osbourne Exits ‘The Talk’ After Allegations Of Misconduct & Racist Remarks; Show Returns April 12

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World Premier: Billy Gibbons Shares ‘West Coast Junkie’ from New ‘Hardware’ LP

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How Much Personal Data Do Music Apps Collect? Here’s the Latest Privacy Report


UK Cinema Owners Firmly Against Use Of Covid Vaccine Certificates

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Triller Quietly Licenses the Largest Music Publishers In the World


Grateful Dead Announce ‘Skull and Roses’ Expanded Edition

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Tina’s Directors Worried Their Doc Might “Re-Traumatize” Tina Turner

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Paisley Park To Welcome In-Person Visitors To Mark Fifth Anniversary Of Prince’s Death

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‘Virginia Woolf,’ ‘Goldbergs’ star George Segal dies at 87

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WATCH: YouTuber Plays Ozzy Osbourne's 'Crazy Train' on Homemade Spring Doorstop Keyboard

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Cineworld’s Regal Cinemas to Reopen With ‘Godzilla vs. Kong’ in Deal With Warner Bros.


The Global Music Industry Grew 7.4% in 2020 As Streaming, Vinyl Gains Continued


IFPI Global Report 2021: Music Revenues Rise For Sixth Straight Year to $21.6 Billion & AEG to Begin Rehiring Furloughed Workers Next Week Full Staff by Fall


World Premier: Watch John Oates and ‘Saxsquatch’ — Yes, He’s Real — Team Up for a Reinvented ‘Maneater’ Music Video


TwinstheNewTrend Discover The Commodores’ ‘I’m Easy’


As Streaming Takes Over, Music Metadata Is Becoming More Critical for Musicians. How Critical, You Ask?

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Dennis DeYoung Details Farewell Album ‘26 East, Volume 2



Foreigner’s Thom Gimbel Set To Quit



Grammy Producer Defends Show’s Eddie Van Halen Tribute Segment



Izzy Stradlin’s ‘Appetite for Destruction’ Guitar Auction Begins at $50,000

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World Premier: Greta Van Fleet’s ‘Broken Bells’


New Kiss Songs Would Be Like Unaged Wine, Says Paul Stanley



Flashback: TwinstheNewTrend Discover Don McLean’s ‘American Pie’


Spotify Refuses to Reinstate Morgan Wallen Into ‘Hot Country,’ Its Biggest Country Playlist

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Elon Musk Releases Song about NFTs, As An NFT – But It’s Not For Sale

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Cumulus Media — The First Company to Ban Morgan Wallen — Reinstates the Artist on Multiple Radio Stations


Making Money in the Metaverse – What Musicians Need to Know


Flashback: TwinstheNewTrend Discover Pink Floyd’s ‘Wish You Were Here’


GMEI Moves to Purchase Up to 49.99% of iHeartMedia

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World Premier: Myles Kennedy Debuts Epic New Prog Song ‘The Ides of March’


Wolfgang Van Halen Slams Grammys For EVH Tribute After Turning Down Invite


35 Years Ago: ‘Crossroads’ Offers a Twisted Take on the Blues



Google Slashes Its Play Store Commission to 15% on First $1MM, Spotify Included

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Despite Big-Name Performances, Grammys Sink to All-Time Viewership & Ratings Lows
The 63rd Grammys suffered a 53 percent year-over-year drop in total viewers as well as a 61 percent falloff in the coveted 18-49 demographic, with each figure representing a record low.



Music-Related NFT Sales Have Topped $25M In The Past Month


I Want My NFT: Blockchain Technology Shows Promise For The Music Industry



Flashback: TwinstheNewTrend Discover Pink Floyd’s ‘Comfortably Numb’


Sally Grossman, Bob Dylan Cover Model, Dies at 81

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Led Zeppelin’s Official Documentary Is Causing Rare Footage To Vanish from the Internet


An Expanded Edition of ‘Evenings With Led Zeppelin’ is Being Released


Paul Stanley: On His New Album with Soul Station and the ‘Perfect Imperfection’ of Soul/R&B (The Interview)

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Texas Rangers Dedicate Spring Training Field to the Legendary and Longtime Fan, Late Charley Pride

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Austin Venues Issue Their Own COVID-19 Guidelines After Texas Drops Its Mask Mandate

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World Premier: Cheap Trick Break Out the Big Riffs for ‘Boys & Girls & Rock N Roll’


Miranda Lambert Says Her Nashville Bar Will Have ‘Tacos, Tequila and Tufted Pink Booths’

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Keith Urban and Mickey Guyton Announced as 2021 ACM Awards Hosts

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Bee Gees Biopic Set to Be Directed by Kenneth Branagh



Fact: Streaming Royalties Will Never Be Fair. But There Is a Solution!

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How Many Spotify Streams Do Artists Need to Earn Minimum Wage?


Gibson Selling Artificially Aged Guitars for Thousands of Dollars



Tony Hendra, ‘This Is Spinal Tap’ Actor, Dies at 79


New ‘John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band’ Box Set Announced

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David Crosby Forced to Sell His Entire Catalog Because Concerts Are Canceled and Streaming Doesn’t Pay — “This Deal Is a Blessing”

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Lenny Kravitz and Lisa Bonet’s Former Venice Beach Compound Lists for $7.8 Million
The home includes a massive artist's studio built by renowned architect Steven Ehrlich

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CMT Celebrates Women’s History Month

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Walmart Sells Out of Morgan Wallen ‘Dangerous’ Double Vinyl LP Albums


Geoffrey Scott, 'Dynasty' and 'Dark Shadows' Actor, Dies at 79



NFT Artwork Is Blowing Up In the Music Industry — Grimes, Steve Aoki, & More Are Making Millions Selling Digital Artwork

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CMA Fest Canceled, New Dates Confirmed For 2022
The annual country music event is postponed for the second year in a row, amid the ongoing pandemic.

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The Black Crowes in ‘No Hurry’ to Record New Album

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Dr. Seuss Didn’t Have ‘A Racist Bone’ In His Body, Stepdaughter Says

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Montrose Singer Bob James Dead at 68

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Queen’s New ‘Rock Tour’ Play-Along Video Game Will Indeed Rock You


The 2020 U.S. Recorded Music Industry Numbers Are In — And Streaming Racked Up More Than $10 Billion In Revenues

Brian Rohan, ‘Dope Lawyer’ for the Grateful Dead, Dies at 84

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Tony Iommi – ‘I Don’t Think Rock Is Going to Die

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Composers Warned Against Offering Complete Buyouts of Their Music


BMG Reports Nearly Flat 2020 Revenues as Increased Digital Earnings Offset Physical Declines


World Premier: Out Now: Neil Young’s ‘Young Shakespeare,’ a 1971 Solo LP/Film Featuring His Earliest Live Footage Known to Exist


Michael Anthony – ‘I Definitely Think Chickenfoot Will Do Something Else’



Is Southern Rock About To Get Cancelled?


Tom Petty Ex-Wife's Lawsuit Over Universal Music Fire Dismissed Again

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Sony Pictures Employees Can Return To Culver City Lot As Soon As June


Elton John Says He’s Recorded ‘Something’ with Metallica

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’Saturday Night Live’ Returns From Hiatus To Season Low Ratings With Host Maya Rudolph



Can A Music Catalog Fetch $500 Million? BMG And KKR Think So


World Premier: Steve Miller Band Preps 1977 Live Album, Concert Video


Legendary Drummer Don Heffington Dead At 70

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World Premier: Listen to Elton John’s First Song with Bernie Taupin


World Premier: Peter Frampton's Cover of David Bowie's Loving The Alien'


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Stevie Van Zandt Preps New Memoir ‘Unrequited Infatuations’

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Gun-Owning Musicians Speak Out on Gun Control After Mass Shootings

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How Much Personal Data Do Music Apps Collect? Here’s the Latest Privacy Report


Dream Theater Drummer Mike Mangini Expects New Album Will Come Out in 2021

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Justin Timberlake Is Backing a Luxe New Supper Club in the Heart of Nashville

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Open Sea NFT Start-Up Raises $23MM After Kings of Leon Album Auction


Facebook Expands Ticketed Live Streaming Into 24 New Countries

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Meat Loaf Launching ‘I’d Do Anything for Love’ Reality Series

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Morgan Wallen Sets New Record as ‘Dangerous’ Goes 10 Straight Weeks at #1

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Linda Ronstadt Sells Recorded Music Assets to Irving Azoff's Iconic Artist Group

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World Premier: Judy Collins Shares New Single ‘White Bird,’ from ‘White Bird – Anthology Of Favorites’ Collection Out 5/21


Kenny Wayne Shepherd Removed from Blues Music Awards Over Confederate Flag Use



Korn’s Brian ‘Head’ Welch Clarifies Comments on ‘Early Fanaticism With Christianity’

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BMG Inks Global Partnership With Montreux Jazz Festival

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Paul McCartney Prepping ‘Hey Granddude!’ Children’s Book Sequel



Garth Brooks Was Co-Writing With Ashley McBryde, and He Loved It

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Alice Cooper – Our Shows Helped Open the Door for David Bowie

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The Real Music Observer: Greta Van Fleet Is Ripping off Led Zeppelin...But So What?


Sharon Osbourne Responds to Racial Slur Accusations Following ‘The Talk’ Confrontation Fallout
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Kansas Announce Concert LP ‘Point of Know Return Live and Beyond’


Artists Could Immediately Deduct $150,000 In Recording Expenses Under Reintroduced HITS Act


Universal Music Group Continues Its African Expansion by Inking a Bolstered Licensing Deal With Boomplay


Congratulations! Brad Paisley and Kimberly Williams-Paisley Celebrate 18th Wedding Anniversary: 'Tears of Joy'

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The Real Music Observer: Dennis DeYoung Calls Out The Grammys And The Perils of Digital Music


Ted Nugent Says He Lost Big TV Show Sponsor Over Racism Accusations

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Yaphet Kotto, Mr. Big in Bond’s ‘Live and Let Die,’ Dead at 81

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Wolfgang Van Halen Addresses Grammy ‘In Memoriam’ Tribute to Eddie Van Halen

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Joe Satriani Has Written Two New Albums During Quarantine

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TwinstheNewTrend Discover Whitney Houston's 'I'm Every Woman'


‘Amityville Horror’ Killer, Ronald DeFeo, Dead in Prison at 69

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Michael Anthony Open to Jamming Live With David Lee Roth

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Bill Ward Admits He Doesn’t Have the ‘Chops’ to Play With Black Sabbath Anymore

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Eddie Van Halen Grammy Tribute Falls Flat and People Are Not Happy


The Talk’ on Hiatus After Sharon Osbourne Defends Piers Morgan

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Oklahoma Removes Mask Restrictions and Opens Events 100%: “Wearing a Mask Should Be a Personal Decision”

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Oscar Nominations 2021: See the Full List


David Gilmour Dismisses Pink Floyd Reunion: ‘We Are Done’

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Kings of Leon's New Album Will Be Released As NFT for Fans to Unlock Special Perks
It'll be available as three types of tokens, in addition to being on other platforms like Spotify and Apple Music

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Paul Stanley Expects Solo Band Tour Before Kiss Return



The Chicks Demand $6.6 Million Insurance Payout After Cancelling Their ‘Gaslighter’ Tour

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British Live Concert Industry Backs Vaccine Passports for Shows and Festivals


CTS Eventim Cancels German Music Festivals Including Deichbrand, Hurricane, and Southside Due to COVID Concerns



Elton John’s “Madman Across The Water” At 50

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World Premier: Watch Tom Petty’s New Video for ‘You Saw Me Comin”


Alice Cooper Denies Gene Simmons’ ‘Rock Is Dead’ Claims

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Governor Cuomo Allows New York Music Venues to Reopen at 33% Capacity

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Real Music Observer: Fleetwood Mac Dysfunction Is Major Selling Point


Kings of Leon Becomes the First Band to Release an Album as an NFT

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Sir Paul McCartney Says Streaming Should Pay Artists More: ‘It’s Such a Small Percentage’

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Phil Collins’s Ex-Wife Will Auction Watches From Rolex, Patek Philippe, Richard Mille and More



Texas Will Allow Full Capacity Concerts, Lifts Mask Mandate

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SoundCloud Introduces ‘Fan-Powered-Royalties’ — Direct Artist Royalty Payments Based on Actual Fan Engagement

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Mick Fleetwood Plans to Make Music With Lindsey Buckingham Again

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How Did It Get So Late So Soon?

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Stryper’s Michael Sweet Suggests the Bible Will Eventually Be ‘Canceled’

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The Best, Worst, and Most Surprising Moments of Golden Globes 2021

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Pete Townshend Is Happy to Live Off His Past