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Credit: A. StreiberWashington, D.C., will be boogying on July 4 when KC and the Sunshine Band hits the stage outside of the U.S. Capitol building to perform on PBS' annual Independence Day special, A Capitol Fourth.  Frontman Harry Wayne Casey, aka KC, says he's thrilled to be taking part in the event, describing it as "one of those 'pinch me,' 'aha,' 'wow' moments."The singer says his band will be playing a medley of three of its "major hits" during its slot, which will run seven minutes
07/04/2015 06:00:00am
Greg Grudt/The Hollywood Bowl; Dave J. Hogan/Getty ImagesPeople will be gathering together across the U.S.  to celebrate Independence Day, and as usual, some big-name music artists will help mark the occasion by playing concerts in various cities.  Among those acts is Journey, who will be performing at the Stadium of Fire event in Provo, Utah.The show, held annually at Brigham Young University's LaVell Edwards Stadium in Provo, Utah, features the biggest stadium fireworks display
07/04/2015 06:00:00am
Credit: Seth HellmanThe official video for Steven Tyler's new single, "Love Is Your Name," premiered online Friday at the Aerosmith frontman's website and VEVO YouTube channel.  The clip for the countrified tune features Tyler hanging on the porch of a rural shack before joining a bunch of hippified partygoers and fellow musicians around a down-home bonfire.The video, which was shot mostly in the outskirts of Nashville by director Trey Fanjoy, also features an appearance by some of Stev
07/03/2015 02:31:00pm
Courtesy of The Grateful DeadThe core surviving members of The Grateful Dead will bring the group's long, strange trip to a close this weekend with a three-show stand at Chicago's Soldier Field that begins tonight.  The band's brief Fare Thee Well Tour, which also included a pair of concerts last weekend in Santa Clara, California, features Dead rhythm guitarist Bob Weir, bassist Phil Lesh, and drummers Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann performing alongside Phish frontman Trey Anastasio,
07/03/2015 06:00:00am
Credit: Penny LancasterRod Stewart has become the latest musician to be sued for copyright infringement.  According to The Hollywood Reporter, the singer is accused of copying an old blues song, "Corrine, Corrina," without permission.The song was written by Armenter "Bo Carter" Chatmon in 1928, and now the heirs of the Chatmon estate are suing Stewart over his similarly titled "Corrina, Corrina," which was included as a bonus track on his 2013 album Time.  Universal Music and Capitol
07/02/2015 07:00:00pm
Image Courtesy of Marion County Sheriff's OfficeNew details were revealed about the circumstances behind Journey drummer Deen Castronovo's recent arrests on a variety of charges, including first-degree rape and second-degree sexual abuse. The revelations came at Castronovo's arraignment appearance Tuesday in a Salem, Oregon, court. Oregon's Statesman Journal reports that the 50-year-old musician entered the court wearing a suicide smock and was formally arraigned on charges that also in
07/02/2015 03:00:00pm
Credit: Todd V. WolfsonBobby Whitlock, the journeyman keyboardist who perhaps is best known for his stint with Eric Clapton's group Derek and the Dominos, has lined up a series of U.S. tour dates with his wife and longtime musical collaborator CoCo Carmel.  The trek, an acoustic outing dubbed the Just Us Tour, will kick off on September 11 in Memphis, Tennessee, and is plotted out through an October 1 concert in Berwyn, Illinois.Whitlock has released several albums with Carmel over the
07/02/2015 11:00:00am
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 Far Out ManagementThe 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 Fam
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
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