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Courtesy of The WhoThere's bad news and good news for The Who's U.K. fans. The bad news: the band is postponing its late-August and early-September U.K. concerts to April.  The good news: those shows will feature a revamped set that'll include an acoustic performance showcasing the group's 1969 rock opera, Tommy.Prior to the rescheduled U.K. gigs, The Who will play two special shows on March 30 and April 1 of next year at The Royal Albert Hall in London as part of the annual benefit con
07/27/2016 03:00:00pm
A&M/Interscope RecordsIn advance of Sting's recently announced studio album, 57th & 9th, the ex-Police frontman will release a career-spanning box set called Sting: The Studio Collection on September 30 that gathers together 180-gram vinyl editions of eight of his solo records.The package spans from the singer/songwriter's 1985 solo debut, The Dream of the Blue Turtles, through the 2013 companion album to his stage musical, The Last Ship.The Studio Collection also features 1987's ...Noth
07/27/2016 11:00:00am
Courtesy of TIFFA new Rolling Stones documentary focusing on the band's recent Olé America Latina tour will get its world premiere at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival, which runs from September 8 to September 18. The Rolling Stones Olé Olé Olé!: A Trip Across Latin America captures the British rock legends as they perform in various cities in South America and Mexico en route to their historic tour-closing free concert in Havana, Cuba.The movie was di
07/27/2016 06:01:00am
© Jimmy KingThe nominations for the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards have been revealed, and making a surprising appearance alongside various contemporary pop, rock, R&B and hip-hop acts in several categories is the late David Bowie. Two of the influential rocker's clips, "Blackstar" and "Lazarus," received a total of four nods in various "professional" categories.The video for "Blackstar," the epic title track of Bowie's final studio album, is up for the Best Art Direction trophy, wh
07/26/2016 07:00:00pm
Dot RecordsAerosmith frontman Steven Tyler's foray into country music has gotten off to a great start, as his twangy debut solo record, We're All Somebody from Somewhere, has bowed at #1 on Billboard's Top Country Albums. According to Nielsen Music, the album sold 17,000 copies during its first week of release, which also was good enough for a #19 debut on the Billboard 200 chart.Tyler recorded We're All Somebody from Somewhere in Nashville, co-produced the album, and co-wrote most of the son
07/26/2016 03:00:00pm
Dave J Hogan/Getty ImagesAn appeal has been filed in the copyright-infringement lawsuit involving Led Zeppelin's "Stairway to Heaven" one month after a Los Angeles jury ruled that the band's Robert Plant and Jimmy Page did not steal the opening of their classic song from the 1968 Spirit tune "Taurus."The Wrap reports that Michael Skidmore, who initiated the suit and oversees the trust of late Spirit frontman Randy Wolfe -- a.k.a. Randy California -- filed a notice of appeal on Saturday. During a
07/26/2016 03:00:00pm
Courtesy of Nile Rodgers ProductionsNile Rodgers' 2016 FOLD concert event, originally set to take place next month in Riverhead, New York, is moving to New York City's Forest Hills Stadium in the fall.Titled the "Freak Out Let's Dance (FOLD) Experience NY," the concert will feature Earth, Wind & Fire, The Village People and Bette Midler, who will perform with Rodgers and his band CHIC. Nile and CHIC also play on their own.In addition to his successful work with funk legends CHIC, the mul
07/26/2016 11:00:00am
Erika Goldring/Getty ImagesFounding Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh has been confirmed to play two nights during the 2016 edition of the Lockn' festival, which is scheduled from August 25 to August 28 at Oak Ridge Farm in Arrington, Virginia. Lesh will be playing with two completely different lineups of his Phil Lesh & Friends collective on the final two days of the event.On Saturday, August 27, the 76-year-old Rock and Roll Hall of Famer will be joined by Phish drummer Jon Fishman and key
07/26/2016 11:00:00am
© George ChinThe Who's Pete Townshend has played, and smashed, a variety of electric guitars over the years, but since 1989 one of his favorite go-to instrument has been a customized red Fender Stratocaster based on a signature Eric Clapton model. Now, a limited-edition version of Townshend's Stratocaster has been created by the Fender Custom Shop in collaboration with Pete himself.Townshend's custom Strat differs from Clapton's in that features a piezo pickup, which allows the player
07/26/2016 06:01:00am
Jesse Grant/WireImageSheila E. addressed Prince's drug use, as well as her relationship with her late, longtime friend and former fiancé, in a revealing interview on Monday's season-five premiere of the online show Larry King Now, according to People magazine.The 58-year-old singer and drummer noted she was unaware of Prince's use of painkillers, insisting she'd "never even seen him take an aspirin or a Tylenol," but wouldn't be surprised if he suffered from chronic pain, given
07/26/2016 06:01:00am
Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for Tribeca Film FestivalLazarus, the stage production co-written by the late David Bowie and Once playwright Enda Walsh that debuted off-Broadway last November, will premiere at London's Kings Cross Theatre on October 25. The project was inspired by the 1963 Walter Tevis novel The Man Who Fell to Earth, and focuses on the character Thomas Newton, whom Bowie famously portrayed in the 1976 film version of the book.Dexter and Six Feet Under actor Michael C. Hall, wh
07/25/2016 07:01:00pm