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Credit: James GladerOver the years, musicals based on the hits of Carole King, Billy Joel, The Four Seasons and Motown have made their way to Broadway.  Could the Eagles songbook be the next to hit the Great White Way?  Maybe.The New York Daily News reports that at a recent event in New York City, the Eagles' Glenn Frey said that he'd been spending a lot of time in the Big Apple lately.  He then seemed to hint at an Eagles musical in the future, saying, "I’m going to see a
03/31/2015 07:00:00pm
AEG LiveJon Bon Jovi has finally found a buyer for his Manhattan penthouse. According to the New York Daily News, the apartment went into contract on Monday, two years after the New Jersey rocker put it on the market, selling for $37.5 million.Bon Jovi bought the duplex for $24 million in 2007.  He listed it in 2013 with an asking price of $42 million, then lowered the price several times when he failed to find any takers.The palatial, 7,500-square-foot pad has six bedrooms, a great roo
03/31/2015 07:00:00pm
Universal Music EnterprisesCoinciding with The Rolling Stones' announcement today of their upcoming Zip Code Tour of North America, the band has revealed plans to reissue its classic 1971 album Sticky Fingers in a variety of formats and configurations.  The remastered record will be released on May 26, two days after The Stones launch their trek at San Diego's Petco Park.Among the various versions of Sticky Fingers that will be available are Deluxe Edition and Super Deluxe Edition box sets
03/31/2015 03:00:00pm
Atlantic/ Swan SongA mind-bending interactive video has been created to accompany "Brandy & Coke," the previously unreleased early mix of the Led Zeppelin song "Trampled Under Foot" included in the deluxe reissues of Physical Graffiti.  The video, which you can check out now at LedZeppelin.com, allows viewers to look inside the rooms of the building featured on Physical Graffiti's famous cover.Clicking on select windows of the building launches videos inspired by images from the cover
03/31/2015 01:47:00pm
Eagle Rock EntertainmentAn expanded "Special Edition" version of Jeff Beck's acclaimed 2008 concert album, Performing This Week…Live at Ronnie Scott's, will be released on June 2.  The album, which will be available as a two-CD set and a digital download, features several extra performances from Beck's 2007 run of shows at the famous London jazz club, plus bonus audio from a concert the guitar legend played with the rockabilly outfit The Big Town Cowboys.The extra Ronnie Scott's
03/31/2015 11:00:00am
Claude GassianAt last -- The Rolling Stones have officially announced their much-anticipated North American summer concert tour.The 15-date trek, dubbed the Zip Code Tour, begins, as long rumored, in San Diego, California this May, and will end in Quebec the following month.  The rest of the rumored cities are also on the roster, pretty much, though there are some additions.As you no doubt recall, the Stones planned to announce tour details Thursday, March 19.  Those plans were del
03/31/2015 08:50:00am
PRNewsFoto/Richie FurayRichie Furay's first studio album in nine years, Hand in Hand, hits stores today.  The record features a strong selection of mostly original country-rock and folk-rock tunes reminiscent of the singer/guitarist's former bands Poco and the Buffalo Springfield.  Furay says that's no coincidence, since he wrote some of the songs for what he was thought might be a Buffalo Springfield reunion album.Back in 2010 and 2011, Furay had reunited with his ex-Buffalo Spri
03/31/2015 06:00:00am
Image Courtesy of AdlerSteven Adler still has an appetite for rock.  The founding Guns N' Roses drummer is getting ready to hit the road this summer with his current band, Adler, and has lined up a handful of shows that'll mark the group's first performances in more than two years.The first date is scheduled for June 18 in Bolingbrook, Illinois, and is part of a three-show Midwestern stint that also features a June 20 concert in St. Louis in support of Queensryche.  Adler's itinera
03/30/2015 07:00:00pm
Danny Clinch; Varela MediaLindsey Buckingham and Frankie Valli will be featured guests on newly announced episodes of Dan Rather's AXS TV series The Big Interview, which airs Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.  Each show features Rather holding an in-depth conversation with various celebrities about their lives and careers.Buckingham will appear on the April 28 episode of The Big Interview, while Valli will be featured on the May 26 show.Also scheduled to appear on upcoming episodes are Tr
03/30/2015 07:00:00pm
Credit: Stephanie PistelDuran Duran has finally finished work on their new album, which the '80s icons are planning to release in September.  The as-yet-untitled 14th studio effort was produced by, among others, Chic guitarist Nile Rodgers and Mr. "Uptown Funk" himself, Mark Ronson.  Ronson also produced the band's most recent release, 2010's All You Need Is Now.  Duran Duran drummer Roger Taylor describes the project as "epic."Speaking to ABC Radio a few months ago, Taylor said
03/30/2015 03:00:00pm
Image Courtesy of Ed MilesAfter exploring Americana music in recent years with Allison Krauss and his group Band of Joy, Robert Plant made some hypnotic forays into electronic music on his latest solo album, Lullaby and…the Ceaseless Roar.  Now, the Led Zeppelin singer apparently is continuing his journey into electronic sounds, as dance/pop DJ and producer Diplo has announced that he and Plant are collaborating.Diplo hasn't offered any details about the project besides posting a ph
03/30/2015 03:00:00pm
MPL/Mary McCartneyPaul McCartney's recent collaborations with Kanye West and Rihanna likely have made many more young people aware of the former Beatles star, but now the rock legend has lent his talents to another new collaborative song that's seeking to bring attention to a cause that could positively affect youngsters around the world.Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver revealed during a recent interview with an Australian radio show that McCartney has penned some lyrics for and played bass on a n
03/30/2015 02:00:00pm
Credit: Ross HalfinAerosmith has now expanded its Blue Army Tour 2015 to include 15 dates after adding a pair of new U.S. shows to its itinerary.  The latest concerts to join the band's list of summer performances are a June 30 gig in Hidalgo, Texas, and an August 4 show in Grand Rapids, Michigan.Tickets for both dates can be purchased now via Ticketmaster.com.  Aerosmith's Blue Army Tour gets under way with a June 24 date in Evansville, Indiana, and is plotted out through a spec
03/30/2015 11:00:00am
Credit: Rob FortunatoJames Taylor fans, rejoice: This summer, the singer/songwriter is releasing his first album of all-new, original material in 13 years.  It's called Before This World, and it hits stores on June 16.Taylor, whose last album of new songs was 2002's October Road, tells Rolling Stone, "I got out of the habit of writing songs for about 10 years.  I just never prioritized it."He adds, "I hadn't been able to convince my manager, my wife and my kids that this had to be
03/30/2015 11:00:00am
Credit: Ian DicksonJust a reminder that tonight's the night that special screenings of a newly created Led Zeppelin concert film will be held at more than 300 theaters across the U.S.  The movie, titled simply Led Zeppelin, includes footage from select performances spanning the group's entire 1970s heyday.The film includes footage from concerts the band played at London's Royal Albert Hall in January 1970, Australia's Sydney Showground in February 1972, New York City's Madison Square Gar
03/30/2015 06:00:00am