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'Minions: The Rise Of Gru' Soundtrack To Feature Diana Ross, Tame Impala, St. Vincent & More

'Minions: The Rise Of Gru' Soundtrack To Feature Diana Ross, Tame Impala, St. Vincent & More

The original motion picture soundtrack for Illumination's Minions: The Rise of Gru, set to arrive on 1 July 2022 via Decca Records, will feature Diana Ross, Tame Impala, St. Vincent and several other acts. The movie, set in the 1970s, tells the story of how the world's greatest supervillain Gru (played by Steve Carell) first… ... Continue Reading
Life Of Johnny Cash To Be Explored In New Musical

Life Of Johnny Cash To Be Explored In New Musical

A new musical exploring the life of the late country giant Johnny Cash is expected to come to Broadway. Titled "Johnny & June," in reference to Cash's longtime partner and musical collaborator June Carter Cash, the musical is being directed by Des McAnuff. Media mogul and former Sony music boss Tommy Mottola is producing the… ... Continue Reading
RTÉ Concert Orchestra To Perform Thin Lizzy Classics

RTÉ Concert Orchestra To Perform Thin Lizzy Classics

The RTÉ Concert Orchestra will perform songs by Irish hard rock band Thin Lizzy on August 27 with conductor Stephen Bell.

Singular Artists announced that fans can expect to hear favorite songs from the Thin Lizzy back catalogue, including "The Boys are Back in Town," "Whiskey in the Jar" and "Old Town" with special guest musicians and vocalists on the night.

"Thin Lizzy Orchestrated" is the third show to be announced as part of "Wider Than Pictures," a series of unique and exciting events to be held at the National Museum of Ireland in Collins Barracks, Dublin, this August.

Thin Lizzy are one of the most recognizable names in music worldwide with twelve studio albums and twelve live albums under their belt. Thin Lizzy paved the way for Irish Rock N Roll music and heavily influenced many modern International artists.

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Everly Brothers Compilation Assembled By Tom Petty's Daughter To Be Released In June

Everly Brothers Compilation Assembled By Tom Petty's Daughter To Be Released In June

Hey Doll Baby, a newly remastered 17-track compilation of the Everly Brothers' lesser-known songs, assembled by Tom Petty's daughter Adria Petty, will be released on CD ($14.98), 180-gram black vinyl LP ($24.98), and digitally on June 17.

The compilation album is available for pre-order at store.rhino.com/artist/the-everly-brothers-1.html

Hey Doll Baby made its debut as a limited edition, baby-blue vinyl release on Record Store Day 2022.

Adria Petty worked closely with both Everly families on the project, with help from Phil's widow Patti and son Jason, who provided track-by-track commentary for the liner notes, as well as Don Everly, prior to his passing last summer, and his widow Adela.

Hey Doll Baby explores The Everly Brothers' legacy by not revisiting their greatest hits.

Petty explains, "This compilation was curated with an eye towards celebrating the deeper rockabilly tracks and some great covers, with a small emphasis on hits. Whether you are new to The Everly Brothers or are among the diehard fans, this is sequenced for a great listening experience."

In the album's liner notes, Jason Everly provides insight into each song on the album, beginning the title track, "Hey Doll Baby," which was the last song on The Everly Brothers' 1957 self-titled debut.

Hey Doll Baby Track Listing:

1. "Hey Doll Baby"2. "When Will I Be Loved"3. "Muskrat"4. "Gone, Gone, Gone"5. "Walk Right Back"6. "('Til) I Kissed You"7. "That's Just Too Much"8. "Baby What You Want Me To Do"9. "Cathy's Clown"10. "Devoted To You"11. "Maybellene"12. "So Sad (To Watch Good Love Go Bad)"13. "Made To Love"14. "Sigh, Cry, Almost Die"15. "I Walk The Line"16. "Love Hurts"17. "So Fine"

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Elton John, Katy Perry, Lizzo & Many More Join P&G And IHeartMedia's 'Can't Cancel Pride 2022'

Elton John, Katy Perry, Lizzo & Many More Join P&G And IHeartMedia's 'Can't Cancel Pride 2022'

"Can't Cancel Pride - Proud AND Together," a fundraiser event for the LGBTQ+ community organized by Procter & Gamble and iHeartMedia, will feature performances and appearances from some of the most influential voices in the community as well as the biggest names in culture and entertainment.

Elton John, Katy Perry, Sam Smith, Lizzo, Anitta, Dove Cameron, Betty Who, Kim Petras and more will perform either from the iHeartRadio Theater in Los Angeles or from remote locations across the country on June 14.

The event will be hosted by singer, actress and social media phenom JoJo Siwa.

The third annual event will focus on the challenges and celebrations of being "Proud AND Together," showcasing the activism and the issues that continue to impact the LGBTQ+ community in 2022.

Elton John will be honored with the first-ever Impact Award for his humanitarian work through the Elton John AIDS Foundation.

The one-hour benefit special will stream on June 14 at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT on iHeartRadio's TikTok, YouTube and Facebook pages, iHeartRadio's PrideRadio.com and Revry.

The event will later be available on-demand until June 30 on iHeartRadio's YouTube, Facebook and Revry.

"Can't Cancel Pride" will distribute financial support raised by the event to LGBTQ+ organizations.

The event will kick off a month-long Pride celebration throughout June.

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Inaugural All IN Festival To Feature Hall & Oates, Cage The Elephant & More

Inaugural All IN Festival To Feature Hall & Oates, Cage The Elephant & More

The inaugural All IN Festival will feature Hall & Oates, Cage The Elephant, John Fogerty and Portugal. The Man, among many others.

The All IN Music & Arts Festival, a two-day event at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis, Indiana, is scheduled to take place on September 3 and 4.

Other acts set to feature at the festival include Lucinda Williams, Trampled By Turtles, Dawes, Mike Campbell & The Dirty Knobs, The Four Tops and Samantha Fish. More artists will be added in the future, according to organizers.

"This festival is going to be the greatest project of my career. I'm beyond excited to create a new chapter in live music history right here in my beloved hometown of Indianapolis," said festival co-founder Steve Sybesma.

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The Who To Release Half-Speed Remasters Of 'The Who Sell Out' And 'Tommy'

The Who To Release Half-Speed Remasters Of 'The Who Sell Out' And 'Tommy'

The third and fourth editions in a series of half-speed re-mastered studio albums from The Who - The Who Sell Out and Tommy - will be released on July 6.

These limited-edition black vinyl versions have been mastered by long-time Who engineer Jon Astley and cut for vinyl by Miles Showell. Both albums are packaged in their original sleeves with a libretto (Tommy), a psychedelic poster (The Who Sell Out) and with obi strips and certificates of authenticity.

Released in 1967, The Who Sell Out was the rock band's third album and is revered for being one of the first concept albums.

Regarded as one of the most important albums of all time, Tommy is a rock opera about a deaf, dumb and blind boy, which, when released in 1969, reached No. 2 on the U.K. charts.

Both The Who Sell Out Half-Speed Master vinyl LP and Tommy Half-Speed Master vinyl LP are available to pre-order at https://store.thewho.com.

The Who Sell Out Half-Speed Master vinyl LP Tracklist:

Side 1

Armenia City In The SkyHeinz Baked BeansMary Anne With The Shaky HandOdoronoTattooOur Love WasI Can See For Miles

Side 2

I Can't Reach YouMedacRelaxSilas StingySunriseRael (1 and 2)

Tommy Half-Speed Master vinyl LP Track List: Side 1

OvertureIt's A Boy1921Amazing JourneySparksThe Hawker

Side 2

ChristmasCousin KevinThe Acid QueenUnderture

Side 3

Do You Think It's Alright?Fiddle AboutPinball WizardThere's A DoctorGo To The Mirror!Tommy, Can You Hear Me?Smash The MirrorSensation

Side 4

Miracle CureSally SimpsonI'm FreeWelcomeTommy's Holiday CampWe're Not Going To Take It

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Journey Postpone Last Four Tour Dates After Bandmember Tests Positive For Covid

Journey Postpone Last Four Tour Dates After Bandmember Tests Positive For Covid

Journey have postponed the last four shows of their North American Tour after one of their band members tested positive for Covid-19.

The affected dates are May 10 at Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C.; May 11 at XL Center in Hartford, Connecticut; May 13 at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, Ontario, and May 16 in Quebec City, Quebec.

The bad news was conveyed by the rock band on their social media accounts.

"Dear Friends, the last four remaining shows of JOURNEY's tour are unfortunately postponed due to a band member testing positive for COVID," they wrote. "The shows will be rescheduled for a later date, more information will be provided on the band websites shortly. Please hold on to your tickets at this time."

Journey did not reveal the identity of the infected band member.

Journey kicked off their Freedom tour in February.

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'Live From The Upside Down' Virtual Concert To Feature Charli XCX, The Go-Go's & More

'Live From The Upside Down' Virtual Concert To Feature Charli XCX, The Go-Go's & More

The first-ever "Live From The Upside Down" virtual concert featuring performances by '80s music icons will be held on June 23.

The lineup includes The Go-Go's lighting up the stage to fan favorites like "We Got the Beat" and "Our Lips are Sealed," Corey Hart singing "Sunglasses at Night" and "Never Surrender," and Soft Cell performing "Tainted Love."

Pop star Charli XCX will also perform a surprise collaboration with one of the '80s bands.

"It's one thing to be able to share my music with my fans but having the opportunity to perform alongside some of the most iconic bands and singers is truly something out of this world," said Charli XCX.

She added, "Doritos is doing something really cool by giving Stranger Things fans a new way to celebrate their favorite show with 'Live From The Upside Down.' I can't wait for everyone to join us for this concert."

Doritos, in partnership with Netflix, is bringing this musical experience to fans.

Tickets for the concert can be reserved at Doritos.com/StrangerThings.

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Eric Clapton's 'Nothing But The Blues' Documentary, Soundtrack To Be Released In June

Eric Clapton's 'Nothing But The Blues' Documentary, Soundtrack To Be Released In June

Eric Clapton's long-awaited documentary Nothing But The Blues and its soundtrack will be released on June 24 in multiple formats.

The film, which was broadcast once in the U.S. on PBS in 1995 and nominated for an Emmy, has been upgraded to 4K for its long-awaited official release.

In addition to the film, Reprise will release a new soundtrack with more than an hour of previously unreleased live performances recorded in 1994 during the legendary guitarist's tour supporting From The Cradle, his Grammy-winning, multi-platinum blues album.

Written and produced by Scooter Weintraub and executive produced by Martin Scorsese, the documentary includes an in-depth interview with Clapton.

At the heart of the film and audio formats are Clapton's performances of blues standards and lesser-known blues songs. The CD features 17 songs; the double LP 18, and the DVD and Blu-ray each contains 20 songs.

Nothing But The Blues and the accompanying soundtrack will be released on June 24 in multiple formats. The Super Deluxe Edition (US $199.98) comes with the documentary on Blu-ray, the soundtrack on both 2-LP vinyl and CD, a bonus CD with four extra tracks "Driftin'," County Jail Blues," "Kid Man Blues," and "Too Bad," and an exclusive hardcover book with memorabilia.

The documentary will be available separately on Blu-ray (US $24.99) and DVD (US $19.99). Additionally, the soundtrack will be released as a standalone on CD (US $18.98) and 2-LP vinyl (US $34.98 - available July 29). The music will also be available from digital and streaming services on the same day.

Those who pre-order at https://ec.lnk.to/NBTB will have instant access to Clapton's unreleased live performance of Freddie King's "Have You Ever Loved A Woman."

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Bob Dylan Shares Remake Of 'Subterranean Homesick Blues' Video

Bob Dylan Shares Remake Of 'Subterranean Homesick Blues' Video

Bob Dylan recently released a new video for his "Subterranean Homesick Blues," marking his 60th anniversary as a recording artist.

The video premiered at an event in Tulsa, Oklahoma, for those attending the opening weekend of the Bob Dylan Center. It was accompanied by the launch of a new Dylan60 microsite, which is housing the clip along with an interactive Augmented Reality (AR) lens filter.

The remake, titled "Subterranean Homesick Blues 2022," is a starry reinterpretation of D.A. Pennebaker's original. It features the handwriting or expressions of several artists, including Patti Smith, Bruce Springsteen, Cey Adams and Wim Wenders.

"Subterranean Homesick Blues" is the opening track and first single from 1965's Bringing It All Back Home, the legendary singer-songwriter's fifth studio album for Columbia, a division of Sony Music.

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Phil Lynott Doc To Be Paired With Thin Lizzy Concert Film In New Box Set

Phil Lynott Doc To Be Paired With Thin Lizzy Concert Film In New Box Set

The Phil Lynott documentary Songs For While I'm Away is being paired with the Thin Lizzy live concert film Thin Lizzy The Boys Are Back in Town Live At The Sydney Opera House October 1978 in a new box set that will arrive on June 24 via Mercury Studios.

Songs For While I'm Away, which chronicles the life and music of Lynott, features archival footage, interviews and music from both the Thin Lizzy and Lynott solo catalog.

Conversations with Midge Ure, Darren Wharton, Scott Gorham, Adam Clayton, Huey Lewis, James Hetfield and more, as well as Phil's wife Caroline Taraskevics and daughters Sarah Lynott and Cathleen Lynott are all there in the doc.

The new version of The Boys Are Back In Town Live features cleaned up video and remixed audio from multi tracks as well as five additional songs that have never been officially released. The songs are "Warriors," "Don't Believe a Word," "Still in Love With You," "Johnny the Fox Meets Jimmy the Weed" and "Suicide."

The box set will be available as a 2xDVD+CD and Blu-ray+ DVD+ CD (with the Phil Lynott documentary on the Blu-ray).

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Duran Duran To Reunite With Andy Taylor For Rock Hall Induction

Duran Duran To Reunite With Andy Taylor For Rock Hall Induction

Duran Duran will reunite with their former guitarist Andy Taylor for their Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction.

Duran Duran frontman Simon Le Bon revealed that the band was "definitely" planning to reunite with the former guitarist.

"I've already had a definite yes from Andy. He's definitely up for it," Le Bon said to Rolling Stone. He also revealed that Warren Cuccurullo, who was an official member of the group from 1989 to 2001, would also likely be involved.

"They are both extremely excited and very, very grateful and honored in the same way that Nick, Roger, John and I are as well. We're talking about how we're going to present ourselves on the night," he added.

Taylor joined Duran Duran in 1980. He became a key member of the band during its success throughout the '80s, playing on the group's first five studio albums -- Duran Duran (1981), Rio (1982), Seven and the Ragged Tiger (1983), Arena (1984) and Notorious (1986). Taylor left the band after the release of Notorious.

Later, Taylor reunited with Duran Duran for another album, 2004's Astronaut, but again left the band in 2006.

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Record Store Day Drives Gains On Billboard's Top Album Sales Chart

Record Store Day Drives Gains On Billboard's Top Album Sales Chart

Record Store Day 2022 on Saturday, April 23 provided a major boost to a number of albums on Billboard's Top Album Sales chart dated May 7. Childish Gambino's Kauai EP re-entered the Top Album Sales Chart at No. 1, benefiting from its first-ever release on vinyl for Record Store Day. Kauai, which was originally released… ... Continue Reading
KISS Add Second Week To KISS Kruise XI

KISS Add Second Week To KISS Kruise XI

KISS have expanded the upcoming KISS Kruise XI with the addition of a second sailing for fans after the first event sold out.

In addition to the original October 29-November 3 event, the classic rock group will now also host fans aboard the Norwegian Jewel when it travels from Los Angeles to Cabo San Lucas and Ensenada, Mexico, during October 24-29.

Fans who have already secured their cabin for the original trip can double down on the Kiss Kruise fun and become a two-timer by sailing on both weeks and receive an exclusive laminate, an exclusive signed item by KISS, happy hour with the band, and a specialty two-timer t-shirt.

KISS will be inviting some of their favorite artists to join them for the music on water and will share announcements and updates throughout the year.

Buckcherry, Bruce Kulick, and Stryper are among the artists confirmed for the additional week.

This will mark the band's final performance on the high seas.

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Ted Nugent Fires Back In War Of Words With Joan Jett

Ted Nugent Fires Back In War Of Words With Joan Jett

In an ongoing war of words, Ted Nugent fired back at Joan Jett in a recent livestream on his YouTube channel, calling the Rock & Roll Hall of Famer "stupid."

"Maybe the plastic has gone to her brain," Nugent said, as transcribed by Blabbermouth, seemingly referencing the rumor that Jett has undergone plastic surgery. "I just didn't think she was that stupid. I never said anything about how stupid she was. I didn't think she was stupid; now we know how stupid she is."

Nugent's comments stem from a dispute over who belongs on the list of the 100 Greatest Guitarists compiled by Rolling Stone editor David Fricke.

After Nugent claimed back in December that you "have to have shit for brains" to put Jett on the list, the rock icon responded in a recent interview with NME.

"Well, that's just typical - it's what I've dealt with my whole life, being written off," Jett said. "Ted Nugent has to live with being Ted Nugent. He has to be in that body, so that's punishment enough."

Nugent argued that guitarists like Triumph's Rik Emmett, Derek St. Holmes and Lynyrd Skynyrd's Ricky Medlocke deserve to be on the list over female guitarists like Jett and Joni Mitchell.

Accusing Jett of "viciously" attacked him personally, Nugent also denied the accusation that he dodged the draft by defecating in his pants, claiming he was telling a story about a drummer friend and not himself.

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Queen's Brian May Shares Video For Spanish Version Of 'Another World'

Queen's Brian May Shares Video For Spanish Version Of 'Another World'

Queen guitarist Brian May has shared a music video for the Spanish version of the title song of his album Another World.

Shot in the stunning Canary Islands, the Spanish language version of the single is titled "Otro Lugar." The video made its debut on YouTube on Friday.

Brian gave a sneak peek at the new video at his Greenwich Planetarium album launch.

"Otro Lugar" was "A real treat in particular for Brian's Spanish speaking fans," producer Simon Lupton said.

Brian spoke in the native tongue of the Canary Islands, before translating, "This is for you because the Spanish world has always been incredibly kind to us and to me."

The Spanish language music video sees Brian visiting the Teide Observatory on Tenerife and sitting alongside his much-loved tree on the island of El Hierro, which features so magnificently on the Another World album cover.

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New LEGO Set To Celebrate Rolling Stones' 60th Anniversary

New LEGO Set To Celebrate Rolling Stones' 60th Anniversary

Marking the 60th anniversary of the Rolling Stones, the rock band's iconic bright red lips and tongue logo will be released as a "LEGO Art" set on June 1.

Along with the 1,998-piece tribute, fans can enjoy an accompanying soundtrack with almost an hour of tailor-made content, including an interview with John Pasche, the graphic designer who created the tongue logo in 1970.

"Who would have believed, 50 odd years ago. that design would be made into a LEGO piece," said Pasche after seeing the "LEGO Art" set for the first time.

"Since the tongue logo is one of the most recognized logos, our biggest challenge was to figure out how we could get the LEGO Art design as close to the original as possible," said Fiorella Groves, Design Manager at the LEGO Group. "In the spirit of being more Rock 'n' Roll, the full spectrum of LEGO bricks have been used to capture the organic curves that John created."

The "LEGO Art" Rolling Stones set will be available beginning June 1 from LEGO.com and all LEGO retailers.

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Former KISS Drummer Peter Criss To Come Out Of Retirement To Play With Sisters Doll

Former KISS Drummer Peter Criss To Come Out Of Retirement To Play With Sisters Doll

Former KISS drummer Peter Criss is set to come out of retirement to join Australian rockers Sisters Doll on stage.

Criss confirmed that he will play with Sister Dolls when the band performs at New York's The Cutting Room on May 22.

The Cutting Room is the venue where Criss made his last live performance in 2017. Sisters Doll served as his backing band at the time.

Criss had previously revealed that he would join Ace Frehley for a performance at Creatures Fest in Nashville on May 27.

Criss' performance with Sisters Doll is part of the band's brief U.S. tour, which kicks off on May 12 and ends on May 28. The band also has performances book at Creatures Fest, May 27 - 29.

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Sony Music Announces Cyndi Lauper Documentary 'Let The Canary Sing'

Sony Music Announces Cyndi Lauper Documentary 'Let The Canary Sing'

Sony Music Entertainment's Premium Content Division has announced that a documentary, titled Let The Canary Sing, exploring the life and career of Cyndi Laper is in the making.

The film, made with Lauper's participation and support, will reveal the multi-faceted artist who has reinvented herself "time after time," a release from Sony Music says.

The Alison Ellwood-directed Let the Canary Sing will explain several things about Lauper's life and career, including how she found her voice growing up in working class Queens, NY, and her meteoric rise to stardom following the smashing success of her debut album She's So Unusual.

"Like many people, I assumed when Cyndi Lauper burst onto the music scene in the early 80's, that she was another young star experiencing a meteoric rise to fame and success thanks to MTV," said Ellwood. "Her music videos were wild and colorful, her songs like 'Girls Just Want to Have Fun' were infectious."

"But as it turns out, her story is one of hard knocks, hard work and dogged determination," she added. "Cyndi wanted her voice not just to be listened to, but a voice to be heard. The documentary will be a full portrait of Cyndi Lauper - her 'True Colors' shining through."

"It is a privilege to have the opportunity to work together with Cyndi Lauper to produce her definitive documentary, one that matches her iconic and immeasurable impact on both the music industry and society at large," said Tom Mackay, President, Premium Content, Sony Music Entertainment.

Cyndi Lauper has sold more than 50 million records worldwide and is a Grammy, Emmy and Tony-winning artist.

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