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Linda McCartney/©1976 Paul McCartneyPaul McCartney has delivered a little treat to his fans, raiding his archives to make three rare Wings tracks available for free download online.  Sir Paul tipped off fans to their existence in a message posted on his Facebook page that reads, "Have you heard these previously unreleased tracks from Wings??" and links to the "Downloads" section of his official website.The songs are "Love My Baby," a tune recorded for the 1974 promotional documentary O
03/05/2015 06:00:00pm
Credit: Kristin BurnsTwo of Glen Campbell's children are reportedly fighting Campbell's wife for the right to handle their father's affairs, including making financial and medical decisions on his behalf.Debby Campbell-Cloyd and Travis Campbell filed a court petition in January, claiming Kim Campbell, who's been married to Glen for 33 years, is keeping their 78-year-old father "secluded from the rest of the family" and prohibiting the family "from participating in his care and/or treatment."
03/05/2015 06:00:00pm
MPL/Mary McCartneyLast year, Joe Perry revealed that he had worked on a secret recording project with Paul McCartney, and now the Aerosmith guitarist has shared more details about the collaboration with Rolling Stone.  Perry says Sir Paul lent his talents to a song that will appear on the covers album Alice Cooper is recording with his new supergroup Hollywood Vampires, which also features Joe and actor Johnny Depp.Perry says McCartney contributed to a new version of "Come and Get It," a so
03/05/2015 06:00:00pm
Image Courtesy of Capitol RecordsBrian Wilson has announced plans to hit the road for a North American summer tour.  The trek is scheduled to kick off June 19 in Saratoga, California, and is mapped out through a July 12 show in Seattle.Two of the Beach Boys mastermind's former band mates, Al Jardine and Blondie Chaplin, will be joining him and his backing group on the trek, while veteran Detroit singer/songwriter Rodriguez, star of the award-winning documentary Search for Sugarman, will be
03/05/2015 04:24:00pm
Mick Rock/Wolfson EntertainmentDaryl Hall and John Oates have a message for a Brooklyn, New York-based company that produces a brand of small-batch granola called "Haulin' Oats": We can't go for that. The pop-rock duo has launched a copyright infringement lawsuit against Early Bird Foods that, according to the band's manager Jonathan Wolfson, charges the company is trying "to trade off of the fame and notoriety associated with Hall & Oates' well-known name and marks."Not only that,
03/05/2015 02:00:00pm
Blackbird Production PartnersWith the surviving Grateful Dead members already set to reunite for a series of three farewell concerts at Chicago's Soldier Field in July, the band mates now also have signed on to appear at an upcoming tribute show honoring the group's late frontman, Jerry Garcia.  The event, dubbed Dear Jerry: Celebrating the Music of Jerry Garcia, is scheduled for May 14 at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Maryland.The lineup includes founding Dead singer/guitaris
03/05/2015 12:28:00pm
Credit: Penny LancasterIs Rod Stewart about to rival the Kardashians or the Osbournes? According to British tabloid The Mirror, the 70-year-old rocker and his family have started filming a reality show for E! at their home in Los Angeles.The Mirror claims Stewart agreed to do the series with his wife, 43-year-old model Penny Lancaster, and their two children, 9-year-old Alastair and four-year-old Aiden.  The singer’s kids from his first marriage -- 34-year-old Sean and 35-year-old Kim
03/05/2015 10:01:00am
Image Courtesy of Mike + the MechanicsMike Rutherford first found fame during the 1970s as the guitarist and bassist for Genesis, but he also achieved major success when he launched his own band, Mike + the Mechanics, in the mid-'80s.  The first incarnation of the latter group called quits in the early 2000s following the death of co-lead singer Paul Young, but a few years ago Rutherford put together a new version of the band.The revamped Mike + the Mechanics lineup recently launched its
03/05/2015 05:00:00am
Credit: Dean ChalkleyChrissie Hynde is set to join the ranks of the famous rockers who have penned an autobiography.  The New York Times reports that the Pretenders frontwoman has signed a deal with Doubleday to publish a "literary memoir" on September 8 of this year.The as-yet-untitled book apparently will put quite a bit of brass in Hynde's pocket, as the sources close to the deal have told the newspaper that the memoir was sold for a seven-figure sum.  The tome will follow Chri
03/05/2015 05:00:00am
Credit: William ClaxtonIf you are enjoying Bob Dylan's new album of Frank Sinatra covers, Shadows in the Night, you may be glad to know that there's a lot more where that came from.  In a recent interview with The Vancouver Sun, acclaimed producer Daniel Lanois, who's collaborated with Dylan on a few occasions, reveals that the folk-rock legend has recorded two albums' worth of standards."He came to my house eight or six months ago and spent a few hours," Lanois told the newspaper. 
03/04/2015 06:00:00pm
Credit: Piotr TarasewiczLongtime Pink Floyd singer/guitarist David Gilmour has announced his first solo tour dates in more than nine years, a European trek that will kick off during the late summer and run into the fall.  The outing will get under way with a September 12 show in Pula, Croatia, and is mapped out through a three-night stand, September 23-25 at London's Royal Albert Hall.The concerts will coincide with the release of Gilmour's as-yet-untitled fourth solo album, which will b
03/04/2015 04:30:00pm
Live Nation EntertainmentTwo of the world's most celebrated horn-driven pop-rock bands, Chicago and Earth, Wind & Fire, will join forces for a major North American co-headlining trek this summer.  The Heart and Soul Tour 2015 is scheduled to get under way July 15 in Concord, California, and is plotted out through a September 6 show in Atlantic City, New Jersey.The outing will feature at least 25 dates across the continent and will include stops in such major cities as Las Vegas, L
03/04/2015 02:00:00pm
Ides of March RecordsAn expansive compilation celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Chicago-area pop-rock group The Ides of March will be released on April 18.  Last Band Standing -- The Definitive 50-Year Anniversary Collection contains four CDs featuring recordings spanning the band's entire career and a DVD boasting video of a recent live performance and a bevy of archival footage.The Ides of March is best known for their 1970 smash "Vehicle," which reached #2 on the Billboard Hot 10
03/04/2015 10:00:00am
Credit: Robert SebreeA new concert special featuring Annie Lennox singing tunes from her Grammy-nominated 2014 covers collection Nostalgia will premiere next month as the latest episode of the PBS series Great Performances.  Annie Lennox: Nostalgia Live in Concert will include the Eurythmics frontwoman's unique renditions of such jazz and pop standards as "Georgia on My Mind," "Summertime," "Strange Fruit," "God Bless the Child" and "Mood Indigo."The hour-long concert was taped in Januar
03/04/2015 10:00:00am
Credit: Eleanor StillsGraham Nash will team up with the Cleveland-based Contemporary Youth Orchestra for a special one-off concert scheduled for June 5 at the city's Severance Hall.  The show will feature the folk-rock great performing alongside the 115-member orchestra, as well as with a 65-member choir, made up of students from 64 Ohio school districts.The event is the latest in the orchestra's ongoing Rock the Orchestra Concert series.  Nash will be the 15th artist to participat
03/04/2015 05:00:00am