November 28, 2014
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Rhino/ElektraThe Doors traditionally are among the artists who issue limited-edition vinyl discs as part of Record Store Day's "Black Friday" campaign, and this year is no exception.  The latest offering from the band in conjunction with the initiative not only is a cool collectible but also will raise money for a worthy cause.It's a 12-inch vinyl split single, with one side featuring "Ghost Song" -- a spoken-word track from the 1978 album American Prayer -- and the other featuring "Dru
11/28/2014 05:00:00am
Courtesy Record Store DayThis Friday marks the 2014 edition of Record Store Day's "Black Friday" campaign, a time for vinyl lovers to give thanks for their local independent record shops.  Among the many artists that are releasing limited-edition and exclusive LPs, EPs, singles and collections in conjunction with the unofficial holiday are The Beatles, Neil Young, Elvis Presley, David Bowie, Jimi Hendrix, The Kinks and Roy Orbison.The Beatles' offering is a replica of their 1964 U.K. EP
11/28/2014 05:00:00am
Rick Diamond/Getty Images for CMTJust a reminder that the latest episode of the CMT television series Crossroads, which sees Bob Seger teaming up with country star Jason Aldean, premieres Friday at 10 p.m. ET.The program will feature Seger and Aldean trading vocals on each other's big hits.  You can check out preview clips of the two stars performing Bob's classic tunes "Turn the Page" and "Hollywood Nights" now at CMT.com and People.com, respectively.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,i
11/28/2014 05:00:00am
Photo: MJ KimThanksgiving isn't known for being a particularly musical holiday, save for a few football halftime shows.  That's about to change with this year with A Very Bonnaroo Thanksgiving, a concert special airing tonight on VH1.  The two-hour show will feature performances from a variety of well-known acts that hit the Tennessee music festival's stage over the years, including Paul McCartney and Elton John, who headlined 2013's and this year's installment of the event, respe
11/27/2014 05:00:00am
Amanda Edwards/WireImageThe Doors' two surviving members, drummer John Densmore and guitarist Robby Krieger, recently reestablished their friendship after being estranged for a number of years.  Still, the longtime band mates won't be spending Thanksgiving together, and have very different plans for the holiday at opposite sides of the U.S.Densmore tells ABC News Radio that he will celebrate the holiday close to home with his girlfriend, who he says is "making a giant feast" for her f
11/27/2014 05:00:00am
Courtesy Library of CongressIf watching the Thanksgiving Day Parade or football isn't your thing, you may want to spend your holiday watching The Piano Man instead....over and over again.Starting at 8 a.m. ET, the MSG Network is airing A Thanksgiving State of Mind: The Billy Joel Marathon, an entire day's worth of programming dedicated to the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer.  You can watch six concert events, as well as a 30-minute documentary about Joel's residency at Madison Square Garden
11/27/2014 05:00:00am
Live Nation EntertainmentHere's one more reason to be thankful on Turkey Day, rock fans: KISS is one of the artists who will be performing at the 88th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City.  The three-hour holiday extravaganza will air live on NBC starting at 9 a.m. ET.In conjunction with the band's performance, 600 cheerleaders from throughout the U.S. will salute KISS during a medley of the group's classic songs.  More than 3.5 million people are expected to gathe
11/27/2014 05:00:00am
Image Courtesy of Gibson BrandsGibson will be releasing two new acoustic guitars based on the SJ-200 model played by Bob Dylan and designed with input by the legendary singer-songwriter.The first is the limited-edition Bob Dylan Autographed SJ-200 Collector's Edition, which exactly replicates Dylan's custom-made SJ-200.  Only 175 on the instruments will be produced, each one boasting a label autographed by Bob.  The guitar features a headstock with an inlay of Dylan's "eye logo,"
11/26/2014 06:00:00pm
Rick Diamond/Getty Images for The WhoWhat do The Who's Roger Daltrey and R&B star Beyonce have in common, other than both being singers?  Could be a lot more than that, depending on Daltrey himself.In a recent video interview with GulfNews TV, Daltrey was asked for his opinion about several contemporary pop and rock artists, including Beyonce, and he reported that he's actually considering recording one of her songs. "Class," Daltrey declared when the pop/R&B superstar's nam
11/26/2014 06:00:00pm
Lloyd Bishop/NBCThere have been some odd rumors about Billy Joel over the years, but one recent one prompted the Piano Man to issue a statement.  It turns out he did not, during a recent trip to the White House, take a smoke break with President Obama.The D.C. publication The Hill claimed earlier this week that Billy was overheard at a Washington bar telling someone, "I was at the White House recently, and President Obama...said, ‘I’m going out on the North Portico to have a
11/26/2014 02:01:00pm
Badman Ltd.; WeTVOn February 5, three days before the Grammy Awards, a special concert event called "Lean on Me: A Celebration of Music and Philanthropy" will take place that will feature performances by a variety of previous Grammy winners, including Bryan Adams, Cyndi Lauper, Melissa Etheridge and country legend Willie Nelson.The event is the 17th annual concert staged by the Grammy Foundation, and it's designed to highlight the organization's efforts to preserve our musical legacy. 
11/26/2014 02:00:00pm
Mark Seliger; James O'MaraTwo of America's all-time great singer/songwriters, Paul Simon and James Taylor, will perform at a benefit event that will pay tribute to their late friend and Grammy-winning sax player Michael Brecker.  "The Nearness of You" benefit concert will be held on January 20, 2015, at Lincoln Center in New York City.The show, which also feature Bobby McFerrin and other well-known musicians, will raise money for cancer research at Columbia University Medical Center, and t
11/25/2014 06:00:00pm
Frontiers RecordsMembers of three big rock bands of the '80s, Journey drummer Deen Castronovo, Night Ranger singer/bassist Jack Blades and ex-Whitesnake guitarist Doug Aldrich, have joined forces in a new supergroup called Revolution Saints.  Castronovo pulls double duty in the band, serving as lead singer as well as keeping the beat.Revolution Saints will release its self-titled debut album on February 24.  The band was the brainchild of Serafino Perugino, president of Frontiers Reco
11/25/2014 06:00:00pm
Jonathan Meyers; ABC/Ida Mae AstuteA couple of years ago, there was talk of a movie version of the book Girls Like Us, which focused on the impact of female singers Joni Mitchell, Carly Simon and Carole King.  There also was word that pop superstar Taylor Swift had been cast as Mitchell in the film, but it was never made.  Now Joni is claiming it was she who pulled the plug on the project.Speaking to the Sunday Times of London, the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer says, "I squelched that!&
11/25/2014 02:00:00pm
Image Courtesy of Steven ErleAerosmith's Steven Tyler is one of the music artists chosen to perform at this year's Nobel Peace Prize Concert, which will be held on December 11 at the Oslo Spektrum in Oslo, Norway.  The concert takes place the day after the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize ceremony, which will honor two human-rights activists, India's Kailash Satyarthi and Pakistan's Malala Yousafzai, for "their struggle against the oppression of children and young people, and for the right of all
11/25/2014 02:00:00pm