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Eagle Rock EntertainmentThe Moody Blues wound down their 2015 tour schedule with a June 27 performance at the U.K.'s Glastonbury Festival, and now frontman Justin Hayward is turning his attention to his planned solo acoustic performances.  The singer/guitarist has a previously announced U.S. trek scheduled to kick off on August 19 in Plymouth, New Hampshire, and he recently tacked on more than a dozen dates that will see him on the road until late September.The newly added shows run fro
07/01/2015 07:00:00pm
Credit: Rob ShanahanFounding Yes bassist Chris Squire died Saturday at the age of 67 of a rare form of leukemia, and now his widow, Scotland, has come forward with some news to share regarding her late husband.Scotland Squire reveals in a statement posted on YesWorld.com, "My best friend and the love of my life Chris Squire will be cremated today in Scottsdale, Arizona at 3:00 p.m. [6 p.m. ET]."  She then quips, "However, knowing Chris, he might be running a bit late for the event; afte
07/01/2015 05:04:00pm
Image Courtesy of The Family StoneThe Family Stone, the band consisting of three founding members of Sly and the Family Stone, has just released a new single titled "Do Yo Dance" that's available for purchase as a digital download via iTunes.  The song is the first new music to feature the Sly and the Family Stone band mates -- saxophonist Jerry Martini, trumpet player Cynthia Robinson and drummer Greg Errico -- in 45 years."Do Yo Dance" is a funky, celebratory tune driven by the Famil
07/01/2015 03:00:00pm
Image Courtesy of The Rolling StonesThe first-ever major exhibition focusing on The Rolling Stones will roll into London's renowned Saatchi Gallery in the spring of 2016.  The exhibit, dubbed "Exhibitionism," will offer an in-depth look at the band's history and will featured nine themed sections spread across two full floors of the gallery.The exhibition, which is being put together with the band's full cooperation, will offer a vast array of Stones memorabilia, including more than 50
07/01/2015 12:19:00pm
Courtesy of Gathering of the VibesThe 20th anniversary edition of Gathering of the Vibes takes place this year from July 30 to August 2 in Bridgeport, Connecticut, and festival co-founder Ken Hays says the event will be all the more special because it coincides with The Grateful Dead's 50th anniversary.  Hays, a devout Deadhead, helped create the festival in 1996 as a celebration of The Dead in the wake of frontman Jerry Garcia's death the previous year.As Hays points out to ABC Radio,
07/01/2015 06:00:00am
Credit: Greg VorobiovJohn Oates of Hall & Oates is among the stars who will serve as presenters during the National Music Council's 32nd annual American Eagle Awards, which will take place July 11 at Nashville's Music City Center.  The honorees for this year's event include Kris Kristofferson, Charley Pride and late country-music video director Sherman Halsey.The American Eagle Awards are presented to people and institutions that "have made comprehensive contributions to musical life
07/01/2015 06:00:00am
Terry O'Neill & Trinifold ArchiveThe Who's new archival concert video, Live at Shea Stadium 1982, was released today as on DVD, standard-definition Blu-ray and as a digital download.  The film captures the second of two historic shows the British rock legends played at the New York City ballpark in October of '82 while touring in support of their It's Hard album.The video offers restored footage and newly mixed audio, and captures The Who playing a 25-song set that includes many c
06/30/2015 07:00:00pm
Terry O'Neill & Trinifold ArchiveThe Who's new archival concert video, Live at Shea Stadium 1982, was released today as on DVD, standard-definition Blu-ray and as a digital download.  The film captures the second of two historic shows the British rock legends played at the New York City ballpark in October of '82 while touring in support of their It's Hard album.The video offers restored footage and newly mixed audio, and captures The Who playing a 25-song set that includes many c
06/30/2015 07:00:00pm
David BergmanJon Bon Jovi may be a Democrat, but he still allowed Republican New Jersey Governor Chris Christie to use some Bon Jovi songs while  announcing his presidential bid.The governor played hits from the Jersey rocker during a Tuesday morning event where he announced his intentions to run for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination. According to NJ.com, the Bon Jovi songs “Because We Can” and “It’s My Life” played before his speech, “We We
06/30/2015 03:00:00pm
Credit: Claude GassianOn Tuesday, The Rolling Stones released a brand-new live album featuring select songs from the band's surprise warmup show for its current Zip Code Tour that was held May 20 at the Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles.  Sticky Fingers Live is available for purchase now as a digital download via iTunes, and features renditions of all 10 songs from The Stones' classic 1971 album Sticky Fingers that the band played at the intimate L.A. concert.The album features the songs in th
06/30/2015 03:00:00pm
Image Courtesy of Marion County Sheriff's OfficeJourney drummer Deen Castronovo is facing several new and very serious charges apparently in connection with his June 14 arrest after he allegedly injured a woman during a domestic dispute.  Oregon's Statesman Journal reports that the 50-year-old musician was arrested again via grand jury indictment Monday on charges that include first-degree rape, second-degree sexual abuse and unlawful use of a weapon.A public-information officer for t
06/30/2015 01:02:00pm
Image Courtesy of The KinksFounding Kinks bassist Pete Quaife died five years ago last Tuesday at the age of 66 from complications of kidney disease.  Now, his brother Dave has revealed a new album project is being planned that will feature newly recorded versions of rare songs Pete wrote.In a message on his Facebook page, Dave Quaife reports, "I have recently been given some music tapes of my Bruv Pete which has knocked my socks off!  Apart from a lot of music he wrote and played t
06/30/2015 11:01:00am
Eagle Rock EntertainmentLast year, Jeff Lynne put together a new version of his band Electric Light Orchestra and performed a huge concert in London's Hyde Park that September as part of BBC Radio 2's Festival in a Day.  Now, a home video capturing that performance is set to be released this September 11 on DVD, Blu-ray and as a digital download.Jeff Lynne's ELO: Live in Hyde Park features the group playing many of its memorable songs with accompaniment from the BBC Concert Orchestra in
06/30/2015 06:00:00am
Photo by Daniel Knighton/Getty ImagesChris Squire, Yes bassist and co-founder has died. He was 67. A few weeks ago, it was announced that Squire had acute erythroid leukemia, which is a rarer form of the more common acute myeloid leukemia.  Both are cancers that affect blood cell production. A message on the band's Facebook page reads, "It’s with the heaviest of hearts and unbearable sadness that we must inform you of the passing of our dear friend and Yes co-
06/28/2015 01:12:00pm
PCH FilmsGlenn Campbell: I'll Be Me, a documentary about the life of the famed singer and guitarist and his battle with Alzheimer's disease, gets its television premiere on CNN this Sunday, featuring interviews with Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen, U2 guitarist The Edge, Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith and Sheryl Crow, as well as songwriter and longtime Campbell collaborator Jimmy Webb. Actor Steve Martin and former President Bill Clinton also celebrate Campbell in the film.Di
06/28/2015 06:00:00am