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Dates Set for 2015 Edition of Allman Brothers Band’s Peach Music Festival

Sunday, December 21st, 2014 by

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Image Courtesy of Live NationWhile The Allman Brothers Band played what is supposed to be its final concert in October, the group’s Peach Music Festival will be coming back in 2015.  The fourth annual edition of the musical extravaganza is confirmed to take place August 13-16 at its usual site — Montage Mountain in Scranton, Pennsylvania.

The lineup for the festival has not been revealed, but fans can at least expect Allman Brothers frontman Gregg Allman to put in an appearance.

“I can’t wait to be back at the Peach in 2015,” says Gregg in a statement.  “The fans at Montage love what we do so much and the bands feed off that.  The Peach is always a great time.”

The Wanee Festival, another annual music event usually hosted by The Allman Brothers Band, recently revealed its initial 2015 lineup, which included various projects featuring individual Allmans members, so it seems likely the Peach fest may offer a similar bill.

A limited number of early-bird tickets for the Peach Music Festival will go on sale this Monday, December 22, at noon ET.  Those tickets are priced at $99, not including fees.  Various other early-bird packages, including VIP tickets, also will be available.

In addition to a variety of music acts performing on multiple stages, the four-day festival includes access to a water park, camping and more.



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Bob Seger Adds New Dates to His 2015 Tour Itinerary

Sunday, December 21st, 2014 by

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Credit: Peyton HogeBob Seger and his Silver Bullet Band wrap up their 2014 North American tour leg tonight with a concert at Madison Square Garden in New York City, but the Michigan rockers will head back out on the road next month for more stateside shows.

Seger has announced a series of six new dates that will extend the trek into late March.  The newly added-concerts run from a March 13 show in Salt Lake City through a March 26 performance in Auburn Hills, Michigan, a suburb of Bob’s hometown, Detroit.  Details about tickets for the gigs will be announced soon.

Seger continues to promote his new studio album, Ride Out, which was released in October.  Here’s a list of all of his forthcoming tour dates:

12/19 — New York, NY, Madison Square Garden
1/20 — Toledo, OH, Huntington Center
1/22 — Pittsburgh, PA, CONSOL Energy Center
1/24 — Toronto, ON, Canada, Air Canada Centre
1/27 — Charleston, WV, Charleston Civic Center
1/29 — Columbus, OH, Nationwide Arena
1/31 — Atlanta, GA, The Arena at Gwinnett Center
2/3 — Estero, FL, Germain Arena
2/5 — Tampa, FL, Amalie Arena
2/7 — Ft. Lauderdale, FL, BB&T Center
2/10 — Lafayette, LA, Cajundome
2/12 — Dallas, TX, American Airlines Center
2/14 — Houston, TX, Toyota Center
2/17 — Wichita, KS, INTRUST Bank Arena
2/19 — Phoenix, AZ, Gila River Arena
2/21 — Las Vegas, NV, Mandalay Bay
2/25 — San Diego, CA, Viejas Arena
2/27 — Inglewood, CA, The Forum
3/3 — Sacramento, CA, Sleep Train Arena
3/5 — San Jose, CA, SAP Center
3/7 — Vancouver, BC, Canada, Rogers Arena
3/13 — Salt Lake City, UT, Energy Solutions Arena (NEW)
3/15 — Lincoln, NE, Pinnacle Bank Arena (NEW)
3/17 — Sioux Falls, SD, Denny Sanford Center (NEW)
3/20 — Kansas City, MO, Sprint Center (NEW)
3/22 — Indianapolis, IN, Bankers Life Fieldhouse (NEW)
3/26 — Auburn Hills, MI, The Palace of Auburn Hills (NEW)


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Madonna Releases Six Songs from New Album “Rebel Heart,” Album Coming in March

Saturday, December 20th, 2014 by

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Interscope RecordsFollowing the unauthorized leak earlier this week of some of her new but incomplete tracks, Madonna has decided to officially release six songs from her upcoming album, titled Rebel Heart.  The songs are available for pre-order at iTunes and other outlets with the purchase of the album, and individually.  More music is coming February 9, and the entire album will officially arrive during the first week of March.

The songs that are available are “Living For Love,” “Devil Pray,”  “Ghosttown,” “Unapologetic B***h,” “Illuminati” and “B***h I’m Madonna,” which features Nicki Minaj.  She also appeared on Madonna’s last album, MDNA.

In a statement, Madonna said, I was hoping to release my new single ‘Living For Love’ on Valentine’s Day with the rest of the album coming in the Spring. I would prefer my fans to hear completed versions of some of the songs instead of the  incomplete tracks that are circulating.   Please consider these six songs as an early Christmas gift.”

On Instagram, Madonna wrote, “6 songs for you now…….#rebelheart Happy Early X-Mas! ! 13 more to come for album 13 !!!”

The album cover shown on iTunes is a black-and-white photo of Madonna’s face, wrapped in some kind of black tape or string.



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Sting and “The Last Ship” Cast Members Taking Part in NYC Christmas Carol Event, Album Signing

Saturday, December 20th, 2014 by

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Kevin Mazur/WireImageSting will participate in a few interesting events this weekend in New York City in conjunction with his Broadway musical, The Last Ship.

On Saturday, the ex-Police frontman and other members of the production will team up with cast members from the show Jersey Boys to help out a couple of local charities by taking part in a fundraiser dubbed “Saturday Night Scream Christmas Carols.”  The Broadway performers will belt out some yuletide tunes on 52nd Street outside the August Wilson Theatre and Neil Simon Theatre, while at the same time giving fans and friends the chance to donate coats and canned food to the 26th annual New York Cares Coat Drive and City Harvest initiatives.  The performance begins at 7:15 p.m. ET.  Those unable to attend to public song fest can still donate coats to the cause until December 31.

Then, on Sunday, Sting and the principal cast members of The Last Ship will take part in a special album-signing event celebrating the release this past Tuesday of the musical’s Original Broadway Cast Recording CD.  The event will be held at 6 p.m. ET on stage at the Neil Simon Theatre after the matinee performance.

To attend the signing, fans must get a wristband, a limited number of which will be handed out to people purchasing copies of the album from 11:30 a.m. to noon that day in the lobby of the theater.

Sting and the other actors will autograph only copies of The Last Ship cast recording.  Each person with a wristband can have as many as three CDs autographed.

The Last Ship Original Broadway Cast Recording includes a bonus track that Sting recorded titled “What Say You, Meg?”


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Music Stars and Other Celebs Answer the Question: Lennon or McCartney?

Friday, December 19th, 2014 by

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PRNewsFoto/Epic Rights; Mary McCartney/MPL CommunicationsIt’s a question that music fans have pondered for decades — which Beatles singer/songwriter do you prefer, John Lennon or Paul McCartney?  Now, a fascinating video put together by Scared Goose Productions has been posted online that gathers audio and video footage of 550 musicians, actors and other celebrities responding to the question.

A tally of the responses appearing at the end of the 34-minute-long video shows that Lennon garnered 282 votes, while McCartney got 196.  Not surprisingly, there were some dissenters amongst the people polled, with 15 picking George Harrison, four choosing Ringo Starr and single votes going to Jimi Hendrix, Lou Reed, Keith Richards and Oasis.  In addition, fifty people either chose both John and Paul or neither, or didn’t answer at all.

The responses reportedly were gathered over the course of the last 10 years.  Among the well-known rock artists who ventured an opinion were The Who‘s Pete Townshend, The DoorsRobby Krieger, The MonkeesMicky Dolenz, Ben E. King, the late Bo Diddley, Ozzy Osbourne, The Band‘s Robbie Robertson and Slash.  Other celebrities polled included Robert De Niro, Sylvester Stallone, Lady Gaga, LL Cool J, Tracy Morgan, Justin Bieber, Katy Perry, Adam Lambert and Miss Piggy, among many, many others.

Some of the stars who picked Lennon were King, Robertson, Slash, De Niro, Stallone, Lady Gaga, Bieber, LL Cool J, Morgan, Rick Springfield, David Byrne, Supertramp‘s Roger Hodgson, and Motley Crue‘s Nikki Sixx.

The McCartney camp included Townshend, Dolenz, Perry, Miss Piggy, Aerosmith‘s Tom Hamilton and Motley Crue’s Vince Neil.

Ozzy, Krieger and Men at Work‘s Colin Hay, meanwhile, picked both Lennon and McCartney, while while Bo Diddley said “neither one.”


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Music Stars and Other Celebs Answer the Question: Lennon or McCartney?

Friday, December 19th, 2014 by

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PRNewsFoto/Epic Rights; Mary McCartney/MPL CommunicationsIt’s a question that music fans have pondered for decades — which Beatles singer/songwriter do you prefer, John Lennon or Paul McCartney?  Now, a fascinating video put together by Scared Goose Productions has been posted online that gathers audio and video footage of 550 musicians, actors and other celebrities responding to the question.

A tally of the responses appearing at the end of the 34-minute-long video shows that Lennon garnered 282 votes, while McCartney got 196.  Not surprisingly, there were some dissenters amongst the people polled, with 15 picking George Harrison, four choosing Ringo Starr and single votes going to Jimi Hendrix, Lou Reed, Keith Richards and Oasis.  In addition, fifty people either chose both John and Paul or neither, or didn’t answer at all.

The responses reportedly were gathered over the course of the last 10 years.  Among the well-known music artists who ventured an opinion were The Who‘s Pete Townshend, The DoorsRobby Krieger, The MonkeesMicky Dolenz, Ben E. King, the late Bo Diddley, Ozzy Osbourne and The Band‘s Robbie Robertson.  Other celebrities polled included Robert De Niro, Sylvester Stallone, Lady Gaga, LL Cool J, Tracy Morgan, Justin Bieber, Katy Perry, Queen collaborator Adam Lambert and Miss Piggy, among many, many others.

Some of the stars who picked Lennon were King, Robertson, De Niro, Stallone, Lady Gaga, Bieber, LL Cool J, Morgan, ex-Talking Heads singer David Byrne, Supertramp‘s Roger Hodgson and Rick Springfield.

The McCartney camp included Townshend, Dolenz, Perry, Miss Piggy and Aerosmith‘s Tom Hamilton.

Ozzy, Krieger and Men at Work‘s Colin Hay, meanwhile, picked both Lennon and McCartney, while Bo Diddley said “neither one.”


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Lynyrd Skynyrd to Perform First Two Albums at Special Hometown Concerts in February

Friday, December 19th, 2014 by

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Credit: Clay Patrick McBrideLynyrd Skynyd has scheduled a pair of special hometown shows in Jacksonville, Florida, early next year that the Southern rock legends are planning to capture for a television special and home-video release.  The concerts will take place at the Florida Theatre on February 12 and 13, and will feature the band performing, respectively, its first two albums, 1973’s Pronounced Leh-nerd Skin-nerd and 1974’s Second Helping.

“We’ve been wanting to go back and recreate these live records for a long time,” Skynyrd singer Johnny Van Zant tells the Florida-Times Union.  “We decided to come back to our hometown, Jacksonville, and play at the legendary Florida Theatre.  Can’t wait to rock it.”

The shows also will include performances of other well-known songs from throughout the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band’s career.

Tickets for both concerts will go on sale to the general public on Monday at 10 a.m. ET, and are priced at $49.50, $69.50 and $99.50.

Pronounced Leh-nerd Skin-nerd features such memorable tunes as “Tuesday’s Gone,” “Gimme Three Steps,” “Simple Man” and “Free Bird,” while Second Helping includes Lynyrd Skynyrd’s biggest hit, “Sweet Home Alabama,” and the band’s version of J.J. Cale’s “Call Me the Breeze.”

In other news, Lynyrd Skynyrd will bring some Southern rock to a newly announced country festival called the Big Barrel Country Music Festival, which is scheduled to take place June 26-28, 2015, at The Woodlands of Dover International Speedway in Dover, Delaware.  The three-day event will be headlined by a trio of country music’s biggest stars — Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood.

Other artists on the lineup include Loretta Lynn, Merle Haggard, The Oak Ridge Boys, Jake Owen, Chris Young, Gary Allan and Kacey Musgraves.  Visit BigBarrelFestival.com for more information.


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ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons, Allmans Drummer Butch Trucks to Be Honored at L.A.-Area Benefit Concert

Friday, December 19th, 2014 by

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Image Courtesy of Adopt the ArtsZZ Top‘s Billy Gibbons and Allman Brothers Band drummer Butch Trucks will be honored for their contributions to American art and culture at a star-studded benefit concert scheduled for January 12 at the famous Sunset Strip venue the Roxy in West Hollywood, California.  The event will raise money for Adopt the Arts, a charity co-founded by ex-Guns N’ Roses drummer Matt Sorum that helps fund music-education programs in L.A.-area elementary schools.

Gibbons, Trucks and Sorum all are expected to perform at the concert, along with such other famous musicians such as Slash, founding Guns N’ Roses bassist Duff McKagan, Toto guitarist Steve Lukather, Edgar Winter and Conan bandleader Jimmy Vivino.  Serving as the evening’s backing band will be The Disreputable Few, a group featuring a lineup of surprise rockers.

“We’re starting in our own backyard here in Los Angeles, and we’ll continue to adopt schools across the nation,” says Sorum about the Adopt the Arts initiative.  “We believe that art is a universal and necessary language that unites us all, regardless of our backgrounds.”

Tickets can be purchased now by visiting AdoptTheArts.org, and are priced at $75 for general admission, and $125 and $250 for VIP packages that offer upgraded seating, hors d’oeuvres and more.


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Darlene Love to Give Final “Late Show with David Letterman” Holiday Performance Friday

Friday, December 19th, 2014 by

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John Paul Filo/CBSDarlene Love will help David Letterman usher in the holidays one final time when she makes her annual pre-Christmas appearance on CBS’ Late Show Friday night.  As always, the acclaimed singer will belt out her soulful yuletide classic “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home),” a song she’s performed on the last Late Show episode before Christmas nearly every year since the program premiered in 1993.  Letterman recently announced that he’ll be retiring from the Late Show; his final broadcast will air May 20, 2015.

Love actually began the tradition back in 1986 on NBC’s Late Night with David Letterman.  “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)” originally appeared on producer Phil Spector‘s famous 1963 holiday album, A Christmas Gift for You.  In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, Darlene discussed how she felt about singing the tune one last time for Letterman.

“I’m really trying not to think about it,” she admitted.  “When I think about it, I really do get a little emotional.  And David always comes over and gives me the biggest hug.  People can’t see what I see when he’s hugging me, and looking at me in the eye, and whispering in my ear telling me thanks for coming.  That means more than anything.”

In honor of Love’s historic appearance on Friday, the Late Show has put together a video montage of highlights of her previous performances of “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home).”  You can watch the clip now on the Late Show‘s official YouTube channel.

Late Show with David Letterman airs at 11:35 p.m. ET/10:35 p.m. CT.

In other news, Darlene has a number of U.S. concerts on her tour schedule, including four Christmas-themed shows at B.B. King Blue Club in New York City.  Here are all of her upcoming tour dates, according to DarleneLoveWorld.com:

12/19 — New York, NY, B.B. King Blues Club
12/20 — Bethlehem, PA, Baker Hall of the Zoellner Arts Center
12/21 — Red Bank, NJ, Count Basie Theatre
12/26 — New York, NY, B.B. King Blues Club
12/27 — New York, NY, B.B. King Blues Club
1/2/15 — New York, NY, B.B. King Blues Club
1/24 — West Point, NY, Eisenhower Hall Theatre at West Point
1/31 — Boca Raton, FL, Polo Club Boca Raton
2/14 — Englewood, NJ, Bergen Performing Arts Center
3/25 — Lakeland, FL, Youkey Theatre at The Lakeland Center


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Jimmy Page Says His Next Musical Project Will Be “Sparkling” and “Stimulating” to the Senses

Friday, December 19th, 2014 by

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Credit: Ross HalfinIn a new video interview with the U.K.’s Classic Rock magazine, Jimmy Page gives a little insight into his upcoming musical plans for next year.  The Led Zeppelin guitarist doesn’t get too specific about his new project, but he promises that it will be something “sparkling…stimulating all the senses.”

He tells the magazine, “I’m playing guitar at the moment, because I’m getting ready.  I’m starting to get ready.”

Page explains that his game plan was that after he finished preparing the deluxe Led Zeppelin reissues, which he’s done, “at the end of that was gonna be what would manifest as me playing live.”

Jimmy adds that whatever his next move is, he’s planning to defy expectations.

“Whatever I do, I don’t want everyone to have made up their mind what I’m doing before I’ve done it,” he insists.  “I mean, they already have.  On the Internet, people are telling me that, ‘Oh, you’re doing this, and you’re doing that,’ and I’m [saying,] ‘Am I?  Just wait and see what I do.'”

Page also reports that he’s written some “new material,” adding that “it will be surprising.”

As for the kind of live show he intends to play, he notes, “I’d like to obviously show what I’ve done along the way, but I’d definitely have musical surprises for people so they wouldn’t sort of start yawning.”

Fans will have to stay tuned to find out exactly what Page has in store for them.


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