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Patrick Wymore/SHOWTIMEJohn Mellencamp makes a cameo on the sixth and latest episode of the Showtime comedy series Roadies, which premieres Sunday, July 31, at 10 p.m. ET/PT.The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer portrays himself in the show and is featured playing an acoustic version of his 2008 song "Longest Days" as the young character Winston strums along.You can check out a preview clip of Mellencamp's performance at the official Roadies YouTube channel. The episode, which is titled "Lost Highw
07/30/2016 06:00:00am
PRNewsFoto/Columbia RecordsBarbra Streisand has unveiled the latest in her series of behind-the-scenes videos focusing on the making of her upcoming duets album, Encore: Movie Partners Sing Broadway, and this one features Hugh Jackman.The two entertainers teamed up to perform "Any Moment Now," a song that Barbra's late friend Marvin Hamlisch co-wrote for the 1986 musical Smile, although the tune wasn't used in the production.In the video, Streisand reveals that "Any Moment Now" was the first tu
07/29/2016 07:00:00pm
PRNewsFoto/UMe"Dream Weaver" singer Gary Wright has just released a lost album titled Ring of Changes that was shelved after he recorded it back in 1972. Wright made the album with his then-band Wonderwheel, which featured future Foreigner guitarist Mick Jones, while Gary's friend George Harrison contributed slide guitar to one of its tracks, "Goodbye Sunday."Ring of Changes initially had been intended to be Wright's third solo effort, after 1970's Extraction and 1971's Footprint, but his label
07/29/2016 03:00:00pm
Concord PicanteZZ Top's Billy Gibbons, Los Lobos and Los Lonely Boys are among the many artists that have contributed to Quiero Creedence, a Latin-inspired Creedence Clearwater Revival tribute album that gets its release today. The record features a variety of top Latin acts paying homage to CCR, whose memorable songs influenced many musicians beyond the borders of the U.S.Texas native Gibbons, who recently released his Afro-Cuban-inspired debut solo album, Perfectamundo, teamed up with singer
07/29/2016 11:00:00am
Warner Bros. RecordsPrince's family has announced that an official tribute concert in the late musician's honor will happen on October 13. The live event will be held in the singer-songwriter's hometown of Minneapolis at the U.S. Bank Stadium. Performers for the event have not yet been announced and tickets will be available to purchase in August. Prince's brothers and sisters made a statement after the announcement saying that they "are excited for the opportunity to bring everyone
07/29/2016 11:00:00am
Credit: Tyler CurtisWith Twisted Sister set to play its last show ever this fall, frontman Dee Snider is looking ahead to the next chapter of his musical career, and has announced plans to release a new solo album titled We Are the Ones in October. The singer collaborated with award-winning producer/songwriter Damon Ranger on the project, which finds Snider exploring a variety of musical styles.We Are the Ones includes a cover of Nine Inch Nails' "Head Like a Hole," a soaring anthem called "Sup
07/29/2016 06:00:00am
BMGIn December 2014, Beach Boys mastermind Brian Wilson was joined by a variety of special guests at a concert in Las Vegas that was taped for an episode of the long-running PBS performance series Soundstage that premiered last year. The event, which showcased songs from Wilson's then-upcoming album No Pier Pressure, as well as various Beach Boys classics and gems, gets released today as a CD/DVD and CD/Blu-ray package.Brian Wilson and Friends features Wilson and his backing band performing wi
07/29/2016 06:00:00am
ABC/Tyler GoldenTonight, ABC's musical series Greatest Hits focuses on songs from 2000 to 2005, and the show features an unexpected mashup of Kenny Loggins' 1979 smash "This Is It" and a 2003 hit by Train.Loggins tells ABC Radio it was his idea to duet with Train singer Pat Monahan on a mashup of his tune and Train's "Calling All Angels.""When you put one over the top of the other, they sort of answer each other, lyrically," explains Loggins. "I noticed that the lyric was essentially the same id
07/28/2016 07:00:00pm