2022.04 Boomerocity Buzz

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Long-lost Dorothy dress from 'Oz' may fetch $1.2 million at auction
One of the versions of the dress Judy Garland wore in "The Wizard of Oz" was lost for decades. It was found last year in an old shoebox

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Flashback: Boomerocity’s Recent Interview with McCartney Guitarist, Brian Ray

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Guns N’ Roses Superfan Meets Axl Rose on Street in California

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Baz Luhrmann Says Elvis Was ‘The Original Superhero’

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European Union High Court Upholds Article 17 of Controversial Copyright Directive — Music Industry Organizations React


Afterparty NFT Platform Raises $4 Million; Introduces NFT Ticketing for Artists


The B-52s Announce ‘The Final Tour of Planet Earth’: 11-City Tour Starts 8/22

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Journey Tease New Song ‘You Got the Best of Me’

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Madonna Looks to Cash in on Sale of The Weeknd’s Former Hidden Hills Mansion

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World Premiere: Ann Wilson - Love of My Life feat. Vince Gill (Queen Cover)


Boxer Tyson Fury Joins Don McLean on Remake of ‘American Pie’

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Guns N’ Roses Soundtrack Trailer for New ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’ Film

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Steinway Files For IPO, Charts China Expansion as Annual Sales Approach $540 Million

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Is Terrestrial Radio Coming Back To Life? Cumulus Media Shares Jump As Execs Consider Reportedly $1.2 Billion Takeover Bid

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Art Rupe, pioneering record executive who launched Little Richard, dead at 104

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Garth Brooks Seems to Reveal That Nashville Bar Will Be Called ‘Friends in Low Places’

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First Official David Bowie Movie Could Premiere Next Month

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Why April 13th Matters in Rock History

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Elvis Presley Catalog Lands at UMPG for Publishing Administration
The deal acts as an extension of the 2021 partnership between Authentic Brands Group (ABG) and Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG)

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Willie Nelson’s July 4th BBQ Concert Back After Going Virtual In 2021

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Kurt Cobain’s Blue Guitar In Nirvana’s ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ Video To Be Sold At Auction



World Premiere: Pink Floyd Debuts “Hey Hey Rise Up” ft. Andriy Khlyvnyuk of Boombox, Benefiting the People of Ukraine



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Mammoth WVH Cancels Remaining Young Guns Tour Dates Due to COVID

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Bob Dylan Triumphs In ‘Downright Absurd’ Lawsuit Involving $300 Million UMPG Catalog Sale


Bobby Rydell Dies: ‘Wild One’ Teen Idol, ‘Bye Bye Birdie’ Actor Was 79



Patti Smith Guitarist Lenny Kaye Explores Rock’s Past in New Book

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Estelle Harris Dead, ‘Seinfeld’ Actress Was 93

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Film Of Prince At Age 11 Discovered In Archival Footage Of 1970 Minneapolis Teachers Strike

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Travis Tritt Calls Out Eric Church’s Final Four Cancelation: “I’ve Missed Weddings, Funerals, Family Reunions, & A Bunch Of Other Events”

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The Grateful Dead’s Bob Weir Rocks Into Cozy Silver Lake Bungalow

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Paul McCartney Gets Back to Live Performing: Set List, Video

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CCR ‘Travelin’ Band’ Documentary Boasts Previously Unseen Footage

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Live Nation CEO Michael Rapino Has Sold Almost $160 Million In Company Stock During 2022


Patty Griffin’s New Album Features Robert Plant Collaboration

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Wasserman Music Acquires Paradigm UK’s Live Music Business: ‘We Now Have a Truly Scalable and Serviceable Global Music Practice’


After Being Lost for Decades, This Bill Anderson and Dolly Parton Duet is Finally Being Released

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Do the royalties go on? asks judge in Sonny & Cher copyright case



Jim Hartz Dies: 'Today' Show Host With Barbara Walters In Mid-'70s Was 82

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Mike Campbell Reunites with Heartbreakers Drummer Stan Lynch

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Joe Rogan Says He Gained 2 Million Subscribers After Neil Young Left Spotify

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World Premiere: Mark Stein, the Voice of Vanilla Fudge, Releases Video and Single Asking Everyone to “Pray for Peace”


Tedeschi Trucks Band Announce Four-LP Series, ‘I Am the Moon’

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David Lee Roth Responds to Van Halen Tribute Tour Rumors

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World Premiere: Edgar Winter releases new album with Taylor Hawkins vocals in one track


Spotify’s Lavish Worldwide Offices Are On Display — See Where Your $9.99 Goes

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Liz Sheridan Dies: ‘Seinfeld’ Mom & ‘ALF’ Actress Was 93



50 Years Ago: Electric Light Orchestra Debut, Then Splinter

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Gene Simmons Still Insists Rock Is Dead but Can Survive Live

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Journey’s ‘Separate Ways’ Soundtracks Epic ‘Stranger Things’ Season 4 Trailer

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CMT Music Awards Viewership Surges 521% for 2022 After Move to CBS


Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band Add 19 Dates to 2022 North American Tour

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World Premiere: Watch Julian Lennon Sing His Dad’s ‘Imagine’ for First Time


Rick Springfield, Men at Work and John Waite Are Ready for ‘Incredible’ Tour

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Jimmy Wang Yu Dies: Martial Arts Action Star In Hong Kong Films Was 79



George Harrison Estate Inks Global Publishing Deal With BMG Following Dark Horse Records Pact

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Watch David Paich Join Toto in Concert for First Time Since 2019


Car of the Week: This 1969 Alfa Romeo Racer Starred in Steve McQueen’s ‘Le Mans’—and It’s up for Grabs
The Tipo 33/3 race car, which competed in the actual 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1970, is expected to fetch up to $2.3 million at RM Sotheby's.

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Linda Ronstadt: ‘Feels Like Home: A Song for the Sonoran Borderlands’ Memoir Coming in October

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Superyacht Rock? Inside the Lavish, Top-Secret World of Private Gigs

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Is the Catalog Acquisition Boom Cooling? Rate Hikes, Runaway Inflation, and War Are Pesky Party-Poopers


Sunday’s Grammy Awards Barely Missed an All-Time Ratings Low


How Upstart Streaming Music App Plern Took on Spotify, Apple Music, and YouTube Music In Thailand


Chris Stapleton Brings Home Best Country Album at the 2022 Grammy Awards

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World Premiere: Watch Beth Hart’s Silent Video for Led Zeppelin’s ‘Black Dog’


The Former Estate of Aaron Spelling: The Complete History of The Manor, Now Back on the Market Asking $165 Million
The massive Holmby Hills property is bigger than the White House and is considered to be the largest single-family home in Los Angeles, with a mind-numbing total of 123 rooms

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Kenny Loggins’ ‘Danger Zone’ Will Appear in ‘Top Gun: Maverick’

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Carnegie Hall Announces Full Season Comeback for 2022-2023

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Founding Oasis Guitarist Paul ‘Bonehead’ Arthurs Reveals Cancer Diagnosis
Arthurs was slated to perform with former bandmate Liam Gallagher at Knebworth in June



TwinstheNewTrend Discover Procol Harum’s ‘Whiter Shade of Pale, Live in Denmark 2006’


Earth, Wind and Fire Saxophonist Andrew Woolfolk Dead at 71

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Setting the Stage for “Abbey Road” – Part 2

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Artist, 'Plaster Caster' Groupie Cynthia Albritton Dies At 74

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Sheryl Crow Shares “Forever,” from New Showtime Documentary; Soundtrack Available for Pre-Order

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You Don’t Mess Around With Jim – Then Or Now

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Related: The Boomerocity Interview with Jim’s Son, A.J.

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Mojo Music & Media Acquires Bob Morrison and Jerry Reed Catalogs


ZZ Top announces more than 60 new North American tour dates for 2022

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Photos: Traveling Guitar Exhibit “Medieval to Metal – the Art & Evolution of the Guitar”

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Car of the Week: This 1967 Sunbeam Tiger Mk II Will Let Your Live Out Your ‘Get Smart’ Fantasies
One of only 536 built, the concours-worthy example is crossing the block through Worldwide Auctioneers this week.



LOL: Robert Plant Says He’s Now the Guy on ‘Led Zeppelin IV’ Cover

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TuneIn and Amazon Team Up To Offer TuneIn Premium on Alexa Devices

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AIMP Officially Responds to Copyright Royalty Board Mechanical-Rate Decision: ‘We Encourage the CRB to Follow Through With An Increase’


See Trailer for Band Contest Show ‘No Cover’ Starring Alice Cooper, Lzzy Hale + More


Jason Newsted Says Alex Van Halen Asked Him to Tour Last Year

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Ann Wilson, Nancy Wilson 'OK,' But Have 'Different Ideas' On Heart's Future

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97% of Latin Music’s U.S. Revenue Now Comes From Streaming, Report Says


Gilbert Gottfried dead at 67 after ‘a long illness’

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Alice Cooper Announces New North American 2022 Tour Dates

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Robert Plant and Alison Krauss Announce Expanded Tour Dates

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Kathryn Hays Dies: Longtime ‘As The World Turns’, ‘Star Trek’ Actress Was 87



World Premiere: Julian Lennon Performs 'IMAGINE' for Global Citizen's Stand Up For Ukraine w/Nuno Bettencourt


Doobie Brothers & Michael McDonald Expand 50th Anniversary Tour with 11 New Shows

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Michael Jackson’s Former Home in Las Vegas Hits the Market for $9.5 Million
A lavish 8-bedroom Las Vegas mansion that was once home to the King of Pop is now up for grabs

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Opry Entertainment Group Sells 30% Stake to Atairos and NBCUniversal In $293 Million Deal


Funk Brothers Guitarist Joe Messina Dead at 93

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TwinsTheNewTrend Discover The Gap Band’s ‘Early In The Morning’


NBA Legend Wilt Chamberlain’s Former LA Home Has Soaring 5-Story Ceilings—and It Just Listed for $15 Million
Built in 1971 to the hoops star's specifications, the striking home also has a wrap-around pool that couldn't be replicated today.

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World Premiere: Watch Red Hot Chili Peppers and George Clinton Play ‘Give It Away’


World Premiere: New Mick Jagger: Listen to “Strange Game,” the Theme Song for New Apple TV+ Series ‘Slow Horses’