2021.10 Boomerocity Buzz

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Kurt Cobain Artwork, Eddie Van Halen Frankenstrat Heads to Auction
Robert Plant’s handwritten “Kashmir” lyrics, guitars played by Eric Clapton, the Edge, and more highlight Julien’s November auction

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Herbie Herbert, Longtime Journey Manager, Dead at 73

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World Premiere: Watch the Muppets Cover Electric Light Orchestra’s ‘Mr. Blue Sky’

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Willie Nelson: Songwriter. Weed Enthusiast. Wild Horse Advocate?
Country legend writes an open letter urging legislative action to protect vulnerable animal population

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Jay and the Americans’ Jay Black Dead at 82

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‘Tom Petty: Somewhere You Feel Free’ Doc Premieres on YouTube Nov. 11; Watch a New Trailer

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Guns N’ Roses Haven’t Written Any New Songs, Says Slash

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Randy Bachman Lost a Guitar 40 Years Ago — Then It Turned Up In Japan

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Slash Announces New Album ‘4’: See Release Date, Track Listing

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Ralph Carmichael Dies: ‘The Blob’ & ‘My Mother The Car’ Composer, Arranger Of Beloved Christmas Classics Was 94

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Don McLean launching 50th anniversary “American Pie” tour this January in Hawaii



Tim McGraw + Faith Hill’s Historic Southern Estate Listed for $9.995 Million

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Travis Tritt Calls Canceling Shows Due to COVID Rules a 'Sacrifice I'm Willing to Make'

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Mattel Launches Barbie Radio with WMG and iHeartMedia – Move Over Cocomelon

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Betty Lynn, Who Played Thelma Lou On 'The Andy Griffith Show,' Dies At 95



Motley Crue’s Vince Neil Taken to the Hospital After Falling Off Stage

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Tina Turner’s Swiss Chateau Retirement Is Going Dreamily, Thanks for Asking

As the Tony-winning Broadway musical about her life returns to the stage, the legendary performer reflects on her career in a new interview: “Recently Cher came to visit. We gossiped and laughed a lot.”



Garth Brooks: ‘Randy Travis Singlehandedly Saved Country Music’

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Abbey Road Turns 90: Iconic London Studios To Host Free Two-Day Festival To Celebrate Anniversary

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Deon Estus, Bassist With Elton John and Frank Zappa, Dies at 65



Alice Cooper Says ‘We Told Kiss Where to Buy Their Makeup’

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Coachella To No Longer Require COVID Tax For Entry


ASIA To Release 'The Official Live Bootlegs Volume 1' In November

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DAVID LEE ROTH Unveils New Poster For 'The Last Tour (Unless It Isn't)'

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John Lennon Wanted To Replace George Harrison With Clapton When he Quit

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Blackstone Is About to Drop $1 Billion on Music Copyrights — With Merck Mercuriadis Managing the Fund


The UK Nighttime Economy Has Lost Nearly 400,000 Jobs Amid the Pandemic — Including 86,000 Positions In the Cultural Nighttime Sector


Guitarist Snowy White Says How Roger Waters Was As A Boss

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Flashback: Last Year’s Boomerocity Interview With Snowy White

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Up In Smoke: Smoking Masrijuana Could Lead To Breakthrough COVID Cases, Study Finds


Bill Ward Still Wants to Make One More Black Sabbath Album

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Spotify Draining Battery on Your Phone? Try These Quick Fixes


Ed Sheeran Teases Upcoming Christmas Song with Elton John: It's 'Great'
Ed Sheeran said Elton John called him on Christmas Day last year to ask if he wanted to collaborate on a holiday song

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Alice Cooper Shares “Who I Really Am” In New Installment of Audible’s ‘Words + Music’ Series

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Olivia Rodrigo Breaks Her Silence on Plagiarism Accusations: “Nothing In Music Is Ever New”


World Premier: Bob Dylan’s New ‘License to Kill’ Video Features Rare ‘Infidels’ Session Footage
Features entire Infidels band, including Dire Straits frontman Mark Knopfler, former Rolling Stones guitarist Mick Taylor, bassist Robbie Shakespeare, and drummer Sly Dunbar


Robby Krieger Debunks Mythology Behind the Doors’ Notorious ‘Sullivan’ Performance
Legend has it that when Jim Morrison was told not to sing “higher” in “Light My Fire,” disaster ensued. The guitarist remembers it differently

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Spotify Is Studying Listener Brain Activity to Optimize Digital Audio Ads


Tony Iommi, Eric Clapton and More to Feature on Ozzy Osbourne's New Album

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Elton John, Ringo Starr, Shakira Named in Pandora Papers Leak Exposing Offshore Financial Dealings
The three celebrities appeared alongside other elites in tax haven investigation, although none were accused of wrongdoing

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Worldwide Vinyl Shortage Delays Production, Prompts Artists to Consider Other Physical Formats


Mick Jagger Answers Those Who Say the Rolling Stones Should Quit

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World Premiere: Kiss Release ‘Beth (Acoustic Mix)’ From New ‘Destroyer’ Box Set


The Who’s Roger Daltrey Is More Concerned With Teen Cancer Patients Than Your Nostalgia
Daltrey hosts The Real Me, a podcast that features teen cancer patients not only talking about their stories but presenting songs they’ve written and performed



Fisher-Price Little People Collector Rolling Stones, Special Edition Figure Set Featuring 4 Members of the Iconic Rock Band

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“Unrequited Infatuations”: Stevie Van Zandt Looks Back

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Elton John Revisits Glen Campbell’s ‘I’m Not Gonna Miss You’ in New ‘Lockdown Sessions’ Duet


The Waylon Jennings Estate Is About to Get a Big Boost

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Watch the Trailer for New Brian Wilson Documentary

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Led Zeppelin Makes TikTok Debut — About One Year After Fleetwood Mac’s ‘Dreams’ Went Viral

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Primary Wave Acquires Stake in Luther Vandross’ Catalog Following Deals With Bing Crosby, Gerry Goffin Estates


World Premiere: Stain’s Aaron Lewis to Release ‘Frayed at Both Ends’ Country Album in 2022, New Song ‘Goodbye Town’ Out Now

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New Journey Record To Be A Double Album, New Drummer Narada Michael Walden Reveals


Tedeschi Trucks Band Plots Winter 2022 Runs In New Orleans, Chicago, D.C., Nashville

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Peter Scolari, Tom Hanks’ Pal and ‘Bosom Buddies’ Co-Star, Dead At 66

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The Band’s ‘Cahoots’ to Return as 50th Anniversary Box Set

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Blake Shelton, Eric Church Among First 2021 CMA Awards Performers Announced

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How Web Activists Caused Rolling Stones to Drop ‘Brown Sugar'


Garth Brooks Scales Down: Stadium Headliner to Play Nashville Theater Shows
The Country Music Hall of Fame member gets intimate for “Just Garth, the Ryman and You,” a pair of gigs at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium

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Carole King & James Taylor Documentary From Frank Marshall Set For CNN & HBO Max

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Rob Zombie’s ‘Munsters’ Debuts First Cast Photo



Elvis Presley's Drummer Ronnie Tutt, Part of the TCB Band, Dies at 83

Ronnie Tutt's Cause of Death: Wife of Elvis Presley's Drummer Confirms Details



PAUL STANLEY On Teachers In Texas District Being Told To Give 'Opposing' Views Of The Holocaust: 'This Is So F**ked'

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David Crosby Explains Why He Sold His Songs Catalogue

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NMPA Says Streaming Services Are Demanding ‘The Lowest Royalty Rates in History’ — Let the Negotiations Begin


Primary Wave Acquires Stake in ‘Will You Love Me Tomorrow’ Songwriter Gerry Goffin’s Catalog


“Imagine” at 50: Timely Then, Now, Always

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Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters Shares Pics From Recent Wedding – ‘Finally a Keeper’



Kacey Musgraves Claps Back at Grammys After Country Album Controversy

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Garth Brooks Will Honor Randy Travis With the CMT Artist of a Lifetime Award

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World Premiere: Carlos Santana, Chris Stapleton Bring Deep Grooves, Guitar Solos to New Song ‘Joy’ - Track will appear on Santana’s upcoming album, ‘Blessings and Miracles’


VANILLA FUDGE's MARK STEIN To Release First Solo Album, 'There's A Light', In November

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George Strait and Willie Nelson Teaming Up for Special Texas Show

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Primary Wave Acquires Stake in Bing Crosby’s Name, Brand Rights, and IP — Including ‘Many’ Unreleased Recordings


Paul McCartney Claims John Lennon ‘Instigated’ the Beatles’ Breakup in New Interview
“This was my band, this was my job, this was my life, so I wanted it to continue,” McCartney says in upcoming BBC Radio 4 interview

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Rolling Stones Producer Never Knew Why Charlie Watts Was a Member

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World Premiere: Watch a New Video for “Move,” from Santana ft. Rob Thomas and American Authors


Blackstone Is About to Drop $1 Billion on Music Copyrights — With Merck Mercuriadis Managing the Fund


World Premiere: Hear Robert Plant and Alison Krauss’ New Original Track ‘High and Lonesome’
Track is lone non-cover on duo’s first album together in 14 years, Raise the Roof


Pink Floyd Drummer Compares Roger Waters to Stalin Over Bullying Claims

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How Much Do Twitch Streamers Make? Payout Details for Top Creators Have Leaked — And Could Impact Music Licensing Negotiations


World Premiere: Ringo Starr and Over 100 Drummers Cover Beatles’ ‘Come Together’


Paul Stanley Reveals New Plans for the End of Kiss’ Farewell Tour

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Tina Turner Sells ‘Extensive Portfolio of Rights’ to BMG In Massive Deal

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For Americans, Radio Is No Longer the Dominant Music Discovery Medium


Thematic Is Quietly Transforming Music Licensing on Multiple Platforms — Here’s an Update


SLASH Teases New Album: It's 'Probably The Best One We've Done So Far'

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Watch Front-Row Video Of ALICE COOPER's Nashville Concert

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When Will Concerts Finally Come Back? For Many Bands, They Already Have




World Premiere: Sting Previews New Album ‘The Bridge’ with Engaging Song/Video “Rushing Water”


Mick Jagger Went to a Dive Bar Last Night and No One Recognized Him



CMA Awards Ban Morgan Wallen From Attending, Despite Album of the Year Nomination

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Steely Dan’s Donald Fagen Spent the Pandemic Writing Songs for a New Album
Musician says he’s already recorded demos for what will be his first solo effort since 2012’s Sunken Condos

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Robin McNamara Dies: Star Of Broadway’s ‘Hair’, One-Hit-Wonder With ‘Lay a Little Lovin’ On Me’ Was 74



John Mellencamp Lists Santa Barbara Mountaintop Retreat

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Elvis Costello Announces New Album, ‘The Boy Named If’

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Watch Alice Cooper Iron Out a Delivery Mix-Up With NFL QB Baker Mayfield

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World Premiere: Watch Eric Clapton performing “Black Magic Woman” from his upcoming release ‘The Lady in the Balcony’

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The Rolling Stones Release 40th Anniversary Deluxe Album of ‘Tattoo You’

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Darn Millennial: Elton John Says “Big Mouth” Ed Sheeran Jumped The Gun On Their Joint Christmas Single

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New York City Says Goodbye to Its Last Country Music Radio Station


Streaming Services Officially Publish Their 2023-2027 Mechanical Rate Proposals — This Is Gonna Be an Uphill Battle for Publishers


World Premiere: Ringo Starr Taps Into Childhood Rock & Roll Memories in ‘Rock Around the Clock’ Video
Cover of the Bill Haley and His Comets classic appears on the drummer’s new Change the World EP`

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Gene Simmons Puts Las Vegas Home on Sale for $14.9 Million



World Premiere: ROBERT PLANT And ALISON KRAUSS Release Lyric Video For 'Can't Let Go'

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Chuck Berry ‘Live From Blueberry Hill’ Album Announced

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‘Being The Ricardos’ Teaser, Release Date: First Look At Nicole Kidman & Javier Bardem In Aaron Sorkin’s ‘I Love Lucy’ Drama



Mel Brooks Is Back With ‘History of the World, Part II’ Series
Hulu orders the eight-episode variety series

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'More immediate, more visceral' and a lot tougher on Eric Clapton: A plan for reviving Rolling Stone


PAUL STANLEY Says He Is 'Numb' After His Longtime Guitar Tech Dies Of COVID-19

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Rita Hayworth’s Former English Tudor Manor Is Listed for $4 Million
Once home to the iconic Gilda star, the Los Angeles dwelling was built in the 1930s by architect Allen Siple



Most People Agree That Spotify Should Pay Songwriters More. But Where's This Money Going To Come From?


World Premiere: Neil Young and Crazy Horse Detail New Album ‘Barn’
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Paul McCartney’s Deal With John Lennon Kept George Harrison ‘Out’

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Cher Sues Mary Bono, Trustee of Sonny Bono’s Estate, Over Royalty-Termination Notice

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Mick Jagger Says He Crashed Nashville Bachelorette Party

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Why Did The Rolling Stones Drop ‘Brown Sugar’ From Their Setlist?


Blackstone Officially Invests $1 Billion In Music Rights, Takes Ownership Stake In Hipgnosis Song Management


World Premiere: Bryan Adams Announces 2022 UK tour In Support of New Album ‘So Happy It Hurts’


Reba McEntire Will Kick Off ‘Reba: Live in Concert Tour’ in Late 2021

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Twins The New Trend Discover Al Green's "Tired of Being Alone"


Thank the Dark Lord: Ozzy Osbourne Credits Devil Worship for Warding Off Covid-19
“Being a devil worshipper does have its good points,” the 72-year-old rocker quipped

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Worm Capital: “Spotify Will Ultimately Prove Out To Be the Google of Audio”


Reba McEntire Revisits ‘Does He Love You’ With Dolly Parton on New Triple-Disc Collection


Robby Krieger of The Doors Busts Myths in New Memoir ‘Set the Night on Fire’

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Ex-GUNS N' ROSES Guitarist DJ ASHBA To Release Cover Of Italian Folk Classic 'Bella Ciao'

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How an African Dictator’s Son Used Dirty Money to Build the World’s Largest Michael Jackson Memorabilia Collection
The inside story of Teodorin Obiang, his life of unimaginable luxury, and the federal agents who used his MJ fetish to track down millions in ill-gotten gains


Pete Townshend Ditches Home Studio, Keeps Neve Console Used on ‘Quadrophenia’
“This console has so much mojo for me,” guitarist says. “I’ve rarely managed to get a bad sound out of it”

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Pink Aims to Flip Barry Manilow’s Former Malibu Beach House at $1.3 Million Profit

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Study: Who Are the 16 Million Americans Who Learned to Play Guitar in the Last Two Years?


Deep Purple Announce ‘Turning to Crime’ Covers Album


Steely Dan’s Donald Fagen Talks Lessons in Sleaze and a Rabbi With a Fastball
Musician also discusses his two new live albums, upcoming tour, trying to make Walter Becker laugh and converting Deadheads to Danfans

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YouTube Music Is Releasing Background Listening For Free Users — Starting in Canada


Alan Kalter, David Letterman’s ‘Late Show’ announcer, dead at 78

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World Premiere: HEART's NANCY WILSON Releases '4 Edward With Love', An Extended Version Of Her Tribute To EDDIE VAN HALEN


The True Origins and Evolution of Eddie Van Halen's Legendary Frankenstein Guitar



Out Now: Stream The Doobie Brothers’ New Album ‘Liberté,’ Featuring 12 New Songs

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World Premiere: Brian Wilson Turns ‘Wouldn’t It Be Nice’ Into a Gentle Piano Lullaby
Track will appear on the musician’s upcoming solo effort, At My Piano


World Premiere: Watch Billy Joel’s New ‘Scenes From an Italian Restaurant’ Video


Randy Travis To Recieve “Artist Of A Lifetime” Honor At CMT’s “Artists Of The Year” Event
"I'm blessed and most thankful," shared the "Forever and Ever, Amen" vocalist

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 Christie’s to Auction Les Paul’s Personal Gibson Les Paul
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