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Reprise/Warner Bros. Records/UMeThis year marks the 40th anniversary of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers' debut album, and in celebration of the milestone, vinyl editions of all of Petty's studio albums, both as a solo artist and with his band, will be released in two limited-edition companion box sets due out on December 9.The first collection is titled The Complete Studio Albums Volume 1 (1976-1991), and features nine releases spanning from Petty and the Heartbreakers' 1976 self-titled deb
10/26/2016 06:00:00am
Reprise; ColumbiaNeil Young and Leonard Cohen are among the 2016 winners of the Polaris Heritage Prize, which honors albums by Canadian artists released prior to 2006 and based on artistic merit. Among the albums recognized this year are Young's 1970 record After the Gold Rush and Cohen's 1967 debut, Songs of Leonard Cohen.The awards are an offshoot of the annual Polaris Music Prize, which has recognized an outstanding Canadian album each year since 2006. Polaris Heritage Prizes are presen
10/25/2016 07:00:00pm
Patrick Balls; Mary McCartney/MPL CommunicationsLooks like Paul McCartney wasn't too thrilled with what Phil Collins had to say about him in a recent interview.As previously reported, in the interview with London's The Sunday Times, Collins revealed that he's held a grudge against McCartney since a 2002 incident in which he felt the ex-Beatles star acted condescendingly toward him. Now, the former Genesis singer/drummer reports that McCartney has contacted him via email about his comments regard
10/25/2016 03:00:00pm
PRNewsFoto/Live Nation EntertainmentStevie Nicks kicks off her 24 Karat Gold Tour tonight in her hometown of Phoenix, and she promises a show packed with music, not a lot of chatter."I'm not gonna do long talking things, where they might be going, 'Well, she could've actually done a whole song during this little talk here,'" Nicks tells ABC Radio. "It's gonna be fast and furious."The set list will feature songs from Stevie's entire solo career as well as Fleetwood Mac hits, so everyone will
10/25/2016 11:00:00am
Credit: Chapman BaehlerThe lineup for Cyndi Lauper's sixth annual Home for the Holidays benefit concert has been revealed. This year's performers include Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan, R&B star Aloe Blacc, Neon Trees singer Tyler Glenn and America's Got Talent winner Grace VanderWaal, as well as Lauper herself.The event will support Cyndi's charitable organization, True Colors Fund, which aims to raise awareness about youth homelessness in the LGBT community."For the sixth year,
10/25/2016 11:00:00am
Experience Hendrix LLC/Legacy RecordingsA collection of rare 1969 Jimi Hendrix studio recordings titled Morning Symphony Ideas will be issued as a limited-edition vinyl EP in conjunction with the 2016 edition of Record Store Day's "Back to Black Friday" event, which is scheduled for November 25. The "official bootleg" release, which is pressed on a 10-inch, translucent-yellow vinyl disc, includes three tracks that Hendrix recorded at New York City's Record Plant studio between September and
10/25/2016 06:00:00am
Courtesy of AXS TVBeach Boys frontman Mike Love will appear on the latest episode of the Dan Rather-hosted AXS TV series The Big Interview, which premieres today at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT. On the program, Love opens up about a variety of topics, including his band's unlikely connection to Charles Manson, something he also discusses in his recently published memoir, Good Vibrations.In an exclusive extended preview of the show, Love explains that his cousin Dennis Wilson, The Beach Boys' drummer,
10/25/2016 06:00:00am
Daniel Knighton/Getty ImagesZZ Top will continue touring into 2017.The veteran Texas blues boogie trio just revealed additional dates for their current outing, which is currently scheduled to take a break after their November 12 stop in Thackerville, OK.  Dubbed the Tonnage Tour, only ten additional stops have been announced so far, beginning February 19 of next year in Greenville, SC, and wrapping up March 14 in Macon, GA. Tickets for the new dates go on sale before the end of the
10/25/2016 06:00:00am
BERTRAND GUAY/AFP/Getty ImagesIf you never imagined Chanhassen, Minnesota could be a vacation destination, that’s just changed.  The town’s city council has just approved allowing Prince’s Paisley Park estate to be open permanently for public tours.  And the estate was definitely ready.The official Paisley Park website is already selling tickets for the 2016 season, which ends in December, with a promise to begin selling 2017 tickets next month.  You can pay
10/25/2016 06:00:00am
Neal Preston © Queen Productions Ltd.Brian May has revealed some alarming health news. The Queen guitarist has announced that "a persistent illness" has forced him to postpone indefinitely his "Candlelit Christmas Tour" of the U.K. with singer Kerry Ellis that had been scheduled for December.In a message posted on his official website, May writes, "I have been increasingly battling with a persistent illness which is destroying my energy and my will. I am now at the point where I don
10/24/2016 07:00:00pm
C Brandon/Redferns via Getty ImagesPete Burns, the gender-bending lead singer of '80s British new wave band Dead or Alive, is, um, dead. According to his management, Burns passed away on Sunday from a heart attack. He was 57.  A statement posted on Twitter reads, "He was a true visionary, a beautiful talented soul and he will be missed by all who loved and appreciated everything he was...he will live forever in our memories."Dead or Alive scored a smash in 1985 with the song "You
10/24/2016 03:03:00pm
Bobby Bank/GC ImagesCher just announced that she'll be presenting a new Las Vegas show in 2017 called Classic Cher.  While she obviously has no plans to retire when it comes to her performing career, there's one activity that she plans to never do again: get married."I can't see any real reason for it," the 70-year-old diva tells Entertainment Tonight.  "I have tried to keep [dating] much more on the down-low because media is so horrible nowadays, and so mean, and you can't do any
10/24/2016 03:00:00pm
Credit: John WarnerMichael McDonald and The Grateful Dead's Bob Weir are among the music artists who will perform at the 28th annual edition of ex-Allman Brothers Band guitarist Warren Haynes' star-studded Christmas Jam benefit concert, which is scheduled to take place December 10 at U.S. Cellular Center in Asheville, North Carolina. This year's show also will include a set by Haynes' group Gov't Mule, as well as a collaborative performance by bluegrass star Alison Krauss and country singer J
10/24/2016 11:00:00am
Courtesy of Rocket 88In celebration of Foreigner's upcoming 40th anniversary, a new official biography about the band will be published next year, told in the words of founding guitarist and songwriter Mick Jones. The book, titled A Foreigner's Tale, will available in various formats exclusively at ForeignerBook.com.A Foreigner's Tale will feature Jones' recollections of his famous band's rise to fame in the late 1970s, its chart-topping success in the 1980s and more. The book also will delve
10/24/2016 11:00:00am