2021.08 Boomerocity Buzz

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Watch Trailer For New Velvet Underground Documentary

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Johnny Rotten Addresses ‘Dumbfounding’ Court Decision Over Sex Pistols TV Series Music Licensing

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World Premiere: Eric Clapton Seemingly Addresses COVID-19 Policies in New Protest Song 'This Has Gotta Stop'


Def Leppard Frontman Joe Elliott Picks Up WeHo Pied-à-Terre

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Paul Stanley Tests Positive for COVID, Kiss Postpone Show

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Jerry Garcia’s Guitar, Wall Of Sound Equipment, More To Be Sold At Grateful Dead Auction

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Taliban Government Will Ban Music In Public In Afghanistan


Garth Brooks’ Upcoming Dive Bar Tour Will Consist Of “Fully Vaccinated” Events

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Eagles Resume ‘Hotel California’ Tour at Madison Square Garden

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Sting Accused of Lying and Committing ‘False, Poisonous Slander’ by Family of Italian Duke


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Nirvana Is Getting Sued by the Baby on the ‘Nevermind’ Album Cover for Child Pornography


92% of UK Live Music Fans Will Be Fully Vaccinated By September’s End — But Only 2.1% Support Vaccine Requirements at Concerts, Study Finds


Is the Concert Comeback Over? Splendour in the Grass Pushed Back to 2022


Don Everly, Half Of The Quintessential Harmonic Duo The Everly Brothers, Dies at 84

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Florida Georgia Line Cancel I Love My Country Tour, Citing COVID-19 Concerns

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Twins The New Trend Discover Triumph’s ‘Lay It On The Line’


See Inside the Late Kenny Rogers’ Staggering Real Estate Holdings

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Central Park Concert Officially Canceled After Two-Hour Rain Interruption


Dead & Company fan falls to his death at Citi Field concert


World Premiere: Keith Urban Releases “Wild Hearts,” A Single For “Dreamers Ready To Fly”


Sting Says He Was Duped Into Buying Tuscan Wine-Making Estate

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Bob Dylan’s Sexual Abuse Allegations Contested by Scholars


World Premiere: Dion Releases ‘I’ve Got To Get To You’ Featuring Box Scaggs, Joe & Mike Menza

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Academy of Country Music Awards To Stream On Amazon Prime Video In Milestone For Award Shows

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Jason Isbell Drops Out of Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion Over COVID Policy

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Santana Announces New Album, ‘Blessings And Miracles’

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New York City’s Indoor Vaccine Mandate Begins – All Indoor Shows, Entertainment Impacted


Late Cars frontman Ric Ocasek’s art going on display and being sold at Wentworth Gallery locations



6 Things You Didn’t Know About Woodstock

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Twins The New Trend Discover Marvin Gaye’s ‘I Heard It Through The Grapevine’


How Charlie Daniels’ “Devil Went Down to GA” Was Copyright Law Lynch Pin

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Bob Dylan sued for allegedly sexually abusing 12-year-old girl in 1965


Kenny Chesney Selling Spectacular Hilltop Estate for $14 Million — See Inside!



2 Tower of Power Alums Die Within Days of Each Other


Reba McEntire Caught COVID Despite Being Vaccinated – Urges Fans to Wear Masks

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Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson Has COVID, Says He ‘Could Be in Serious Trouble’ If He Wasn’t Vaccinated

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Ann Wilson Releases New EP, ‘Howlen Live’

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Neal Schon Says He Didn’t Think Journey’s New Song Sounded Like The Band; Discusses Upcoming Album’s Release

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Alabama & Toby Keith Are Coming to Drive-Ins Across North America

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AEG: If You’re Not Vaccinated, You’re Not Coming In


Alex Cord Dies: ‘Airwolf’ Regular & Prolific Character Actor Was 88



Stevie Nicks Cancels All 2021 Concerts

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Another One: Bonnaroo to Require Covid-19 Vaccine or Negative Test


Los Angeles County Working On Plan For Proof Of Vaccination Requirement In Indoor Public Spaces


‘You Keep Discovering Another Little Thing’: Paul McCartney and Rick Rubin on Finding New Joy in Old Songs
The Beatle and the superproducer go deep on their Hulu series, the upcoming ‘Get Back’ movie and why we can’t stop talking about the Fabs’ hits

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Did the Metric System Really Keep Yngwie Malmsteen Out of Kiss?

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The Boomerocity Interview With Yngwie Malmsteen


Night Court Actress Markie Post Passes Away At Age 70 After Nearly Four-Year Battle With Cancer



Lynyrd Skynyrd Cancel Gigs, Guitarist Tests Positive for COVID-19

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The Sign of Things Returning? New Orleans Jazz And Heritage Festival Canceled Over Covid-19 Fears


Charlie Watts ‘Unlikely To Be Available’ for Rolling Stones Tour

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Flashback: Dusty Hill’s Texas Tale - The ZZ Top Bassman Talks About His Long and Not So Strange Trip

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Charles Connor, Drummer for Little Richard and Sam Cooke, Dead at 86
Pioneering drummer also played with James Brown, Lloyd Bruce, Jackie Wilson, and the Coasters

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New ‘Becoming Led Zeppelin’ Documentary Is Ready to Go



Dionne Warwick Tells Radio Stations: If You Play My Music, Pay Me for My Music

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Primary Wave Officially Acquires Major Stake in Prince’s Estate


Billy Gibbons Says Dusty Hill’s Health Was ‘A Real Challenge’

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Billboard Explains: How Music Festivals Pick Their Lineups


Local Health Officials Report Just 20 COVID-19 Cases From 40,000-Attendee Latitude Festival

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Watch the Rolling Stones' tribute to Charlie Watts


Matt Sorum Says Guns N’ Roses Played Better When They Were Late

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Ron Bushy, Iron Butterfly Drummer, Dead at 79

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Doobie Brothers Hit the Road With Michael McDonald

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Taliban 'brutally' killed a popular Afghan folk singer just days after it said 'music is forbidden' in Islam, former minister says


New vinyl Billy Joel box set focusing on the Piano Man’s 1970s releases due out in November

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As Concert Cancellations Continue, Harry Styles Doubles Down on Touring Plans — Requiring Both Masks and Vaccines


Beatles Announce ‘Let It Be’ Special Edition Box Set


CMT’s Celebration of Charley Pride Also Celebrates Country Music’s Bright, Unbroken Future
The docu-special also showcases the immediate, direct impact of the groundbreaking artist's legacy

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Rolling Stones will tour US next month after Charlie Watts’ death


Mick Jagger and Keith Richards Honor Charlie Watts With Pictures

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Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts dead at 80

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Country Music Hall of Fame Member Tom T. Hall Dead at 85

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Aerosmith Bring Entire Catalog to Universal Music Group

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Robert Plant said ‘the conversation doesn’t really go on’ between him and Jimmy Page about reforming Led Zeppelin

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Travis Tritt Calls Venue Vaccination Requirements ‘Discrimination’


More Signs of Things To Come? Two Major Australian Music Festivals Go Vaccine-Only For Next Year


World Premiere: Queen's Roger Taylor shares first single from upcoming solo album Outsider


Sammy Hagar Says ‘A Few Jams’ Remain in the Van Halen Vault

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World Premiere: John Mayer Shares Video For ‘Sob Rock’ Track “Wild Blue”


Neil Young Sitting Out 2021 Farm Aid: 'Can't Shake the Feeling It Might Not Be Safe For Everyone' 

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Why Country Music Was (Finally) Ready to Come Out
“It was like, ‘I can be comfortable and out and gay, or I can do country music, but I definitely can’t do both,’” says one artist. Now that dichotomy appears to be falling apart

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Garth Brooks cancels some upcoming shows, including Charlotte concert



Steven Tyler-signed T-shirts on sale now to benefit Aerosmith singer’s Janie’s Fund charity

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Neil Peart’s Classic Car Collection Sells for $3.9 Million



“Finding Fretless”: The Search for a Beatle Guitar



Universal Music Group Unveils Ambitious China Expansion One Month Before IPO


Reba McEntire Announces New Box Set, ‘Revived Remixed Revisited’

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Nation’s First Daytime Drive-In Movie Theater Opens

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Nanci Griffith, Grammy-Winning Singer-Songwriter, Dies at 68


World Premiere: Ringo Starr Announces New EP, ‘Change the World’


Elvis Presley ‘Back in Nashville’ Collection Due

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Chicago Health Official – No Evidence Lollapalooza 2021 Was ‘Super-Spreader’ Event


World Premiere: Alison Krauss, Robert Plant Reunite For First Album Together in 14 Years
The 2007 album Raising Sand from Plant and Krauss earned a Grammy for Album of the Year


Santana Teaming with Rob Thomas Again(!) for New Single, “Move,” Coming 8/18

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Brian May on ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Sequel: ‘Maybe It Could Happen’

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The Doors’ Robby Krieger Schedules Whisky a Go Go Concert; Recalls Jim Morrison As “a word…magician”

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11 Nashville Clubs Band Together to Require Proof of Vaccination for Entry
Music City venues like Exit/In, the Basement East, and the Cannery complex will require full vaccination or a negative Covid test



Walter Yetnikoff, the Storied and Controversial President of CBS Records, Dies at 87

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Queen's Brian May Comments on Eric Clapton's 'Different Views,' Calls Anti-Vaxxers 'Fruitcakes'

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Tesla Postpones Shows As Guitarist Confirms COVID-19 Diagnosis



Dennis ‘Dee Tee’ Thomas Dies: Co-founder Of Kool & The Gang Was 70


Gene Simmons Confirms KISS will Begin Las Vegas Residency in December

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Fleetwood Mac’s Christine McVie Sells 115-Song Catalog to Hipgnosis

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Patricia Kennealy-Morrison, Rock Journalist, Dies at 75
She took the music seriously at a time when not many writers did. Among her books was a memoir of her life with one of its biggest stars, Jim Morrison.

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Mel Brooks to Publish Memoir ‘All About Me!’ This Fall

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Lillian Iversen, Mother of Priscilla Presley, Passes Away at 95

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Dolly Parton Made $10 Million From ‘I Will Always Love You’ — And Used It to Honor Whitney Houston

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Garth Brooks Shares Very Big and Very Small Tour Plans Ahead of Nashville Concert

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Ann Wilson, Jack Bruce, Molly Hatchet Among Stars Featured On New Beatles Tribute Album

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Chicago Issues Lollapalooza Mask Mandates as Superspreader Fears Intensify

DAVID LEE ROTH Turned Down Offer To Support MÖTLEY CRÜE On 'The Stadium Tour': 'I Don't Open For Bands That I Influenced'

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Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, Reggae Giant and Dub Pioneer, Dead at 85
Prolific reggae singer, producer, and studio wizard who reinvented the genre and pushed the boundaries of Jamaican music died Sunday



‘Leave It To Beaver' star Tony Dow hospitalized with pneumonia: report - Due to the coronavirus, Dow's wife says there was difficulty getting him a hospital bed

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Over Half of Kid Rock’s Band Tests Positive for COVID-19, Texas Shows Canceled

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ABBA Teases First New Music in 40 Years — ABBA Voyage Coming

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Michael Nader Dies: ‘Dynasty’, ‘All My Children’ Actor Was 76

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World Premiere: Kenny Chesney Premieres Video For New Single, “Beautiful World”



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Pete Townshend Pens Touching Tribute to Charlie Watts: ‘Full Moon. Rainbow. Always a Sign’
“Charlie Watts wept at Keith Moon’s funeral,” Townshend wrote. “I wish I was capable of such tears today. Instead, I just want to say goodbye”

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UB40 saxophonist Brian Travers dead after 'heroic battle with cancer'

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Loretta Lynn’s Ranch Foreman Wayne Spears Dies in Catastrophic Flooding



Blues Traveler Survives Tour Bus Accident In Minnesota, Plays Show the Next Night

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FOREIGNER's KELLY HANSEN On Touring During Pandemic: 'If I Get Sick, Or One Of Us Gets Sick, The Whole Thing Gets Shut Down'

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World Premiere: Listen to the Rolling Stones’ New Song ‘Living in the Heart of Love’


At NYC press event, Carlos Santana & Rob Thomas discuss new song, look ahead to all-star concert Saturday

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Bumblefoot recalls recording guitar parts for the song that became Guns N’ Roses’ new track, Absurd

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Dolly Parton Reflects on Helping Fund COVID Vaccine: 'I Knew Something Bad Was on the Rise

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The first-ever Gibson Les Paul – owned by the man himself – is going up for auction - Les Paul's "crowning achievement" will be sold as part of Christie's Exceptional Sales lot in New York, which takes place October 13

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Immensity: An Artist Management Platform — Expanding Its AI-Powered Data Analytics Capabilities Following Wyngate Investments Infusion


Los Angeles County Issues Mask Mandate for ‘Outdoor Mega Events’


Don McLean honored with Hollywood Walk of Fame star; “Weird Al” Yankovic introduces “American Pie” singer

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The Police’s Andy Summers says new documentary ‘Under the Volcano’ is “an ode” to late producer George Martin

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Sammy Hagar says David Lee Roth doesn’t sing well anymore

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CMA Announces Eddie Bayers, Ray Charles, Pete Drake And The Judds As The Country Music Hall Of Fame Class Of 2021

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Mammoth WVH Cancel Two Shows Due to Positive COVID Test

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Dire Straits Bassist John Illsley To Release Memoir In November Featuring Forword by Mark Knopfler

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Tony Bennett Cancels Remaining Tour Dates, Retires From Performing



74,000 People Attend Garth Brooks Concert in Kansas City, Only 35 Get On-Site Vaccinations


Rest in Peace, Keyboardist/Vocalist Mike Finnigan (Jimi Hendrix, Bonnie Raitt, Joe Cocker, More): 1945-2021

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World Premiere: The Doobie Brothers Releases New Song “Don’t Ya Mess With Me”


Ted Nugent Shares Unusual Preview of New ‘Come and Take It’ Song

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World Premiere: Listen to Billy Idol’s New Song ‘Bitter Taste’


Gene Simmons: ‘I’m Not Worried if an Idiot Gets COVID and Dies’

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‘Rock & Roll Revival’: Music Doc In The Works That Tells Story Of Toronto Festival Featuring Fabled John Lennon Performance That Led To The End Of The Beatles



Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam Pushed to June 2022


More Signs of Things To Return? Eagles Announce New Vaccinated- Only Seattle Concert

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Guns N’ Roses’ ‘Sweet Child O’ Mine’ Has Hit One Billion Spotify Streams



Twins The New Trend Discover The Stylistics' 'Betcha By Golly Wow'


Live Nation Now Allows Artists to Require Negative COVID-19 Tests or Proof of Vaccination at Shows


Duran Duran’s Simon LeBon Says Streaming is Killing an Entire Generation of Artists


’80s Hitmaker Razzy Bailey Dead At 82



Trace Adkins Feels ‘Guilty’ Because 2020 Was ‘the Best Year of My Life’

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Live Nation Now Allows Artists to Require Negative COVID-19 Tests or Proof of Vaccination at Shows


The Music Industry Has a Growing Payments Problem — Tipalti Is Out to Solve It


Flashback: The Boomerocity Interview With Patricia Kennealy-Morrison From Our First Year


Carlos Santana Signs With BMG to Release New Studio Album

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Congressmen Ted Deutch and Darrell Issa Say the US Is “Stuck In the Dark Ages When It Comes to Compensating Musicians”


Chicago Health Official Says Lollapalooza Isn’t the Reason for Surging COVID Cases


Paul Cotton, Poco Guitarist and Singer, Dies at 78



Neal Schon’s Guitar Auction Brings More Than $4.2 Million



George Harrison’s New ‘All Things Must Pass’ Box Set: An Exclusive Guide

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ZZ Top Return to the Stage After Dusty Hill’s Death


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