• Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers to Debut "Hypnotic Eye" Songs on ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" Thursday

    Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers to Debut "Hypnotic Eye" Songs on ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" Thursday

    Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers will celebrate the release this week of their new album, Hypnotic Eye, when they pay a visit to ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Thursday night.  The band’s appearance will feature the debut live performance of some songs from the album, which hit stores on Tuesday. In addition, Petty & the Heartbreakers will chat with Jimmy Kimmel during the program.  The group will launch a North American tour in support of Hypnotic Eye this Sunday in San Diego.  The trek is plotted out through an October 10 gig in Los Angeles. Jimmy Kimmel Live! airs weeknights… Read more

  • The E Street Band’s Steven Van Zandt Says He’s Helping Darlene Love Record Star-Studded Solo Album

    The E Street Band’s Steven Van Zandt Says He’s Helping Darlene Love Record Star-Studded Solo Album

    The E Street Band‘s Steven Van Zandt has revealed that he’s overseeing a new album by famed 1960s pop/soul singer Darlene Love.  During a red-carpet event in New York City this Monday, Van Zandt told Rolling Stone that he first promised Love he’d make a record with her about thirty years ago, so he’s excited about finally getting the project off the ground. Little Steven reported that he and Elvis Costello are both writing songs for the album, and said he also has talked to his band mate Bruce Springsteen about contributing a tune.  In addition, Van Zandt told Rolling… Read more

  • Roger Daltrey Sings with Joan Jett at Teen Cancer America Benefit Show in Philadelphia

    Roger Daltrey Sings with Joan Jett at Teen Cancer America Benefit Show in Philadelphia

    The Who‘s Roger Daltrey played a rocking concert at the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia on Monday night that raised money for the Teen Cancer America charity he co-founded with band mate Pete Townshend.  The event included a very special onstage collaboration, as Joan Jett, who opened the show with her group The Blackhearts, joined Daltrey during his encore for a rendition of the Eddie Cochrane classic “Summertime Blues.” Roger’s set was made up mostly of well-known Who songs, including “Behind Blue Eyes,” “Pinball Wizard,” “Squeeze Box,” “You Better You Bet,” “Who Are You” and “Baba O’Riley,” although he did close… Read more

  • Heart Extends U.S. Tour Itinerary into November

    Heart Extends U.S. Tour Itinerary into November

    Heart currently is playing a run of late-summer U.S. concert in the Midwest and Northeast that winds down on August 13 in Kettering, Ohio, but the Rock and Roll Hall of Famers have extended their 2014 itinerary well into the fall.  The Wilson sisters and their band will launch a West Coast tour that’s mapped out from a September 13 concert in Saratoga, California, through a September 26 show in Pomona, California. That outing also will make stops in a couple of other California cities, as well as in Oregon and Washington.  In addition, Heart has a few shows lined… Read more

  • Second Installment of Led Zeppelin Reissue Campaign Arriving in October

    Second Installment of Led Zeppelin Reissue Campaign Arriving in October

    The Led Zeppelin reissue campaign will continue this fall, when the band releases remastered and expanded versions of their fourth and fifth studio albums, 1971′s Led Zeppelin IV and 1973′s Houses of the Holy.  The deluxe sets, which will hit stores on October 28, will include bonus discs featuring previously unreleased mixes and studio outtakes. As with the first installment of the reissue series, which came out in June, the new releases will be available in a variety of formats.  These include a single CD version; a deluxe edition, which boasts the “companion” audio disc; vinyl versions of those two… Read more

  • Kansas Welcomes New Keyboard Player, David Manion, to Band's Lineup

    Kansas Welcomes New Keyboard Player, David Manion, to Band's Lineup

    Kansas has announced another addition to its lineup in the wake of singer/keyboardist Steve Walsh‘s decision to leave the band.  Earlier this month, the veteran prog rockers revealed that Ronnie Platt, former frontman of the group Shooting Star, will be taking over Walsh’s lead-vocal duties soon, and now Kansas has announced via its Facebook page that David Manion “will be handling the main keyboard parts for the band on stage.” Manion is a founding member of longtime Kansas bassist Billy Greer‘s side project Seventh Key. He says in a statement, “To say how excited I am for the opportunity to… Read more

  • Purported Madonna Demos Leak Online

    Purported Madonna Demos Leak Online

    A couple of purported Madonna demos from the early 1990s have surfaced online. Idolator.com notes that the tunes, titled “Shame” and “You Are the One,” were produced by Shep Pettibone, who worked on Madonna’s 1992 album, Erotica.  Both tracks have been linked in the past to “The Rain Tapes,” a collection of demo snippets from the Erotica era. Madonna is currently focusing on a new album.  Earlier this month, she hinted on Instagram that one of the songs she’s working on may be titled “Messiah.” Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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