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One of the most consistently impressive things about the Foo Fighters is the dedication each member has to side projects. Not content to merely ride the wave of being part of one of the most successful rock and roll bands ever assembled, each guy has his own passion project that fills up just about all “time off” from the “main job.” Drummer Taylor Hawkins is no exception, and on Nov. 8 he will release Get the Money, another album under the Taylor Hawkins and the Coattail Riders name. This will be the third album from this project, and the first…

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It’s that time of year again — the time to debate, argue and vote for a new crop of musical acts nominated for enshrinement in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BvW6LR3eUsY Tuesday morning brought with it the official announcement of the Class of 2020 nominees, a varied and eclectic ensemble of acts including the following: Pat Benatar Dave Matthews Band Depeche Mode The Doobie Brothers Whitney Houston Judas Priest Kraftwerk The MC5 Motörhead Nine Inch Nails The Notorious B.I.G. Rufus featuring Chaka Khan Todd Rundgren Soundgarden T. Rex Thin Lizzy https://twitter.com/rockhall/status/1184081486615470080 Of the crop of nominees, several are…

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The holiday season is one steeped in tradition. Family, food, joy, and music — oh yes, the music. And when it comes to Christmas songs, the magical voice of the late, great Bing Crosby is as ubiquitous with the season as anything. Just listen to this and try not to think of sitting by the fire enjoying some nice hot cocoa: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w9QLn7gM-hY On Nov. 22, a special new album titled Bing at Christmas will be released. It’s a collection of songs pairing Crosby’s iconic voice with new orchestra arrangements of holiday classics. From the news release: The new album gives…

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On Oct. 25, Ringo Starr will add to his legacy of music with a new album, What’s My Name. The album, previewed recently with its title track, now has a second song out there for fans to hear in anticipation of the record. But this isn’t just a new song — “Grow Old With Me” was originally written by John Lennon in 1980 as one of the final songs he wrote in his life, and for this new record, Ringo teamed up with old pals Paul McCartney and Joe Walsh to bring it back: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5wzIz0beyro To recap, that’s Ringo on…

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Over the weekend, TMZ reported that iconic guitarist Eddie Van Halen has been dealing with throat cancer for the past few years, “secretly” traveling between the United States and Germany to receive treatment. According to the report, Eddie has been traveling back and forth on and off for roughly five years to receive radiation treatment: As for how Eddie developed the cancer … we’re told he believes it’s from a metal guitar pick he used more than 20 years ago. Seems Eddie would cradle the pick in his mouth, and he’s been told that could well have been the source…

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Next week, The Magpie Salute will return with High Water II, a new album of rollicking blues/rock precision. The band, which was put together by guitarist Rich Robinson of the Black Crowes, released its studio debut, High Water I, in August 2018, but it’s time for a new chapter. On Friday, the Magpie Salute previewed the new album with a lyric video for ‘Gimme Something”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vO9FY1_bOuU Via the news release about the album: ‘High Water II’ picks up where the band’s studio debut left off, much of the album was written during those early recordings at Dark Horse Studios in…

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There’s no avenue of artistic expression that Kim Gordon isn’t eager to try. Since co-founding seminal band Sonic Youth with Thurston Moore and Lee Ranaldo, Gordon has earned acclaim for her work in music, art, fashion, film, books and more — but until today, she hadn’t released a proper solo album. No Home Record was released today via Matador Records, as previewed in recent weeks with tracks like “Sketch Artist,” which came with its own creepy music video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TJl_9a6dp4g A bit more about the album, from its press release: No Home Record was produced largely by Justin Raisen (Charli XCX,…

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Everclear songwriter/guitarist/vocalist Art Alexakis has always used music to express his innermost thoughts and feelings — that personal well of inspiration was a driving force behind the band’s 1990s hits “Father of Mine,” “Santa Monica” and “I Will Buy You A New Life,” as well as others. Today, Oct. 11, Alexakis releases Sun Songs, his first actual solo album. It comes during a time of heightened personal reflection, as Alexakis went public with a Multiple Sclerosis diagnosis in late March. He’s vowed to continue recording and playing live as long as he is able, but this situation is clearly on…

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Over the past few months, the Steve Miller Band has been previewing a massive new box set — and today, Oct. 11, Welcome to the Vault was released. It’s a career-spanning collection of songs from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band, including demos, alternate takes, live tracks and much more. What makes it a truly special release is that this marks the very first time the Steve Miller Band’s extensive recorded vaults are being opened for fans in an official capacity. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GiirNrYKjJ4 Via the news release: WELCOME TO THE VAULT shows Miller opening up his voluminous archive of…

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Acclaimed Irish singer/songwriter Sinead O’Connor is headed out on a tour in 2020 — and that’s a big deal. O’Connor, who changed her name to Magda Davitt in 2017 but continues to perform and record under her original name, announced a string of dates for early 2020 that mark her first shows in North America since 2014. O’Connor has dealt with a number of personal issues in recent years, from mental health concerns to issues with depression and suicidal thoughts, so it’s obviously great news that she’s healthy enough to get back to touring and performing. In September, O’Connor appeared…

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