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Credit: Judy TottenA new documentary focusing on longtime Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman titled It's Always the Quiet Ones currently is in pre-production, reports.  The movie, which will be the first feature-length film by director Ollie Murray, is being made with Wyman's full cooperation and will feature previously unseen footage, photos and memorabilia from the 78-year-old rock star's personal archives.It's Always the Quiet Ones takes an in-depth and candid look at
08/05/2015 06:01:00am
Cherry Red RecordsGenesis keyboardist Tony Banks delved deeply into his solo career to put together a new box set titled A Chord Too Far, which was released on Friday.  The four-CD, 48-track set features three discs that focus mainly on the rock- and pop-oriented albums Banks released outside of his famous band between the late 1970s and mid-1990s, while the fourth CD includes instrumental pieces from the two orchestral albums he issued in more recent years.Banks tells ABC Radio that
08/05/2015 06:01:00am
Kevin Mazur/WireImageBilly Joel performed the final concert at Long Island, New York's Nassau Coliseum Tuesday night with a little help from a couple of pals.The Long Island native was joined by Queens' own Paul Simon for a duet of the Simon & Garfunkel song "Homeward Bound," Newsday reports. Simon also played his tune "Late in the Evening."Pixels actor Kevin James, who, like Billy, hails from Long Island, later made an appearance onstage. Last month, James raised a commemorative banner at
08/05/2015 06:00:00am
Cliff Lipson/CBSFresh from his acclaimed performance on Friday at the 2015 Lollapalooza festival in Chicago, Paul McCartney reunited with his fellow surviving Beatle Ringo Starr at a restaurant on Sunday in West Hollywood, California, Showbiz411 reports.  According to the gossip column, there was no singing involved in the meeting:  McCartney and Starr, along with their wives -- Nancy Shevell and Barbara Bach -- simply enjoyed a fine meal at Craig's, an eatery on Melrose Avenue.Showbi
08/04/2015 07:00:00pm
Photo Credit: Neil ZlozowerKISS fans are used to seeing Paul Stanley rocking and rolling all night, but the singer is now set to add some soul to his musical palette.  Stanley has scheduled his first concert with his collective Soul Station that will take place on September 11 at the Roxy Theatre in West Hollywood, California.Soul Station, which features a variety of respected musicians who have performed with some of the biggest stars from the worlds of rock, pop, R&B and country,
08/04/2015 03:00:00pm
Penny Lancaster; Mark BeaumontThe surviving members of The Faces finally will be reuniting, as singer Rod Stewart, guitarist Ronnie Wood and drummer Kenney Jones will give a short one-off performance at the Rock 'n' Horsepower charity event on September 5 in Ewhurst, U.K.  The annual fundraiser is organized by Jones and his wife, Jayne, and benefits Prostate Cancer UK -- an organization that raises awareness about and money to help battle the disease.  Kenney was diagnosed with prost
08/04/2015 12:42:00pm
ABC/Randy Holmes Elton John is hitting the racetrack. The singer is set to play a post-race show at the 2015 Formula 1 United States Grand Prix in Austin, Texas this October.According to the Formula 1 website, Elton and his band will perform some of their biggest hits during a two-hour set on the new festival lawn at Circuit of the Americas. The concert is set for Sunday, October 25, following the big race. You can book tickets at The 2015 Formula 1 United States
08/04/2015 11:00:00am
Myrna SuarezA few years back, Billy Joel was selected to be the final performer at New York's legendary Shea Stadium before it was torn down to make room for a brand-new ballpark.  The star studded concert was called "The Last Play at Shea," and now he's getting another "last play" honor.  Tonight, he'll be the final performer at the Nassau Coliseum, in his home base of Long Island, New York, before it closes down for a major renovation. Billy tells Newsday that the show wil
08/04/2015 11:00:00am
Timothy WhiteJames Taylor is the subject of the latest installment of "My Life in 15 Songs," a column that runs in Rolling Stone from time to time. Taylor -- whose new album Before This World is his first studio effort in 13 years -- looks back on his entire career, from the late '60s to the present.It may surprise some JT fans to find out just how many of his songs were inspired by addiction. Taylor reveals that the subject of 1967's "Rainy Day Man" was a dope dealer. He says, "I was pretty
08/04/2015 06:00:00am
Andrew MacNaughtan/Anthem/ Roadrunner RecordsHarmonix, the developers behind Rock Band, have unveiled a third batch of songs to be featured in the next installment of the video game franchise, Rock Band 4. On the classic rock front, The Scorpions' "No One Like You," Heart's "Kick it Out," Rush's "A Passage to Bangkok" and Rick Derringer's "Rock and Roll Hootchie Koo" highlight the new additions.This third wave of Rock Band 4 songs joins a track list that already includes Aerosmith's "Toys in the
08/04/2015 06:00:00am
Concord RecordsAfter fronting ZZ Top for nearly 45 years, Billy Gibbons will release his solo debut, Perfectamundo, on October 23. The album was recorded in Spain, Los Angeles and Gibbons' native Texas and as its title suggests, will have more of a Latin feel than his work with ZZ Top. Gibbons co-produced the disc with Joe Hardy.In addition to the title track, Perfectamundo includes originals like "Pickin' Up Chicks on Dowling Street" and "Quiero Mas Dinero" plus covers of "Baby Please Don't
08/03/2015 07:00:00pm
Shore Fire MediaBill Withers will be the subject of a tribute concert October 1 at New York's legendary Carnegie Hall. A diverse group of musicians will perform his work including Michael McDonald, Sheryl Crow, Dr. John, country singer Kathy Mattea, soul man D'Angelo and young English singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran.The tribute to Withers -- who was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame earlier this year -- comes with a twist. In a nice bit of symmetry, the artists will perform his 1973
08/03/2015 07:00:00pm
Credit: Dieter HoffmannJimi Hendrix fans will want to mark September 4 on their calendars. That evening will see the world premiere of a new documentary, Jimi Hendrix: Electric Church, on Showtime.Directed by John McDermott, the film captures the guitar legend's performance at the Atlanta Pop Music Festival in July of 1970 -- just two months before his death. During the performance -- which was his largest ever in the U.S. -- Hendrix blazes through such classics as "Purple Haze," "Freedom,"
08/03/2015 03:00:00pm
Danny ClinchDon Henley has a busy fall in store. Henley will launch a series of tour dates October 3  in Phoenix to support Cass County, his new country music album. Cass County, which arrives September 25, is the Eagles co-leader's his first solo effort in 15 years and only his fifth ever. Shawn Colvin will open for Henley at all these shows.In other news, Henley will be honored by the Americana Music Association on September 16. He is one of half a dozen artists slated to receive a Lif
08/03/2015 03:00:00pm
Credit: Simon CrossSome new information has been announced about the upcoming HBO series that Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger is executive producing with acclaimed director Martin Scorsese.  According to, the show is titled Vinyl and will premiere on the cable network sometime in 2016.As previously reported, the series focuses on the sex-and-drug-fueled music business in 1970s New York City as punk rock and disco were emerging.  Jagger's son James will be featured as Kip
08/03/2015 11:00:00am