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How many albums have you released in your life? There’s a very good chance you haven’t released as many as Willie Nelson, who notches his SEVENTIETH studio album with First Rose of Spring, which is now available. Originally scheduled for release on April 24, to coincide with the country/folk legend’s 87th birthday, First Rose of Spring was pushed back to July 3, presumably due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But it’s here now, and the album is a joy from start to finish. First Rose of Spring features two new original songs from Nelson and collaborator Buddy Cannon, in addition to…

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Guitarist Zakk Wylde has been a major player in the hard rock scene for decades, whether with Black Label Society or Ozzy Osbourne, with whom he contributed to five studio albums spanning 1988 to 2007. Wylde has a “side gig,” if you will, called Zakk Sabbath, which is exactly what its name suggests. On Sept. 4, the band — Wylde on guitar and vocals, Blasko (Blasko (Ozzy Osbourne, Rob Zombie) on bass and drummer Joey Castillo (Danzig, Queens of the Stone Age), will release Vertigo, a faithful recreation of Black Sabbath’s groundbreaking 1970 debut record to celebrate its 50th anniversary.…

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In late 2019, The Black Crowes announced pretty significant plans: Brothers Chris and Rich Robinson announced that the seminal blues/rock band would be touring throughout Summer 2020, playing all of the band’s 1990 debut Shake Your Money Maker in honor of its 30th anniversary. That tour was scrapped, of course, due to the COVID-19 pandemic that has thrown everything into chaos for much of the past few months. On Thursday, the Black Crowes announced the rescheduled dates, which will now begin in late June 2021 and run until August 30. https://www.instagram.com/p/CCJpH2PnXeD/ The new dates: Fri, Jun 25 Tampa, FL MIDFLORIDA…

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Vanilla Ice was set to play a concert on Friday, July 3 in Austin, Texas, despite skyrocketing coronavirus cases across the state and intense scrutiny from all corners, but the show has now been cancelled. Despite the rapper (Rob Van Winkle) gearing up to play the gig as late as Thursday morning, the show will not go on as planned, “I listen to my fans, I hear all you people out there, I didn’t know the numbers were so crazy,” Vanilla Ice told fans in a video update posted to Instagram. “Hopefully, by New Year’s, this corona crap will have…

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UPDATE 7/2: Vanilla Ice has cancelled his scheduled performance on Friday, announcing the news to his fans in a message on Instsagram: https://www.instagram.com/p/CCJeT73pZJV/ ———————————– Original post: This Friday night, July 3, Vanilla Ice is scheduled to perform an outdoor concert at Emerald Point Bar & Grill in Austin, Tx., despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and a spike in coronavirus cases and hospitalizations across the state. Many major cities have also cancelled planned fireworks displays for the 4th of July in an effort to keep people from gathering en masse. Needless to say, this Vanilla Ice concert event has sparked significant…

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Green Day front man Billie Joe Armstrong premiered the latest in his ongoing series of covers late Wednesday night, premiering a rendition of “Gimme Some Truth,” the pointed political protest song that first appeared on John Lennon’s 1971 album Imagine. Noting that his introduction to the song came via Billy Idol’s punk band Generation X, Armstrong noted that his version falls “somewhere in between” that and Lennon’s original: https://www.instagram.com/p/CCH7Llgla6w/ This is the second high-profile cover of “Gimme Some Truth” in recent months, following one from Cheap Trick back in December 2019: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GikgcBP8258 With Green Day’s Hella Mega Tour with Weezer…

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Back on March 10, surviving members of The Allman Brothers Band convened at Madison Square Garden for a special concert event commemorating the legendary band’s 50th anniversary and legacy. The sold-out show came just a few days short of the COVID-19 pandemic taking hold of the music business (and everything else), and streamed via Nugs.net — and this weekend, July 3-5, the epic concert will be rebroadcast on Nugs.net, available for purchase in HD or 4K and available to watch on-demand for 48 hours after the initial viewing. https://www.instagram.com/p/CCHI4lfpDM-/ More on the ensemble who performed at The Brothers gig, honoring…

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Here’s a bit of a surprise announcement from the Eagles: Live from the Forum MMXVIII, a concert film from the legendary band at the Forum in Los Angeles, will premiere on Sunday, July 5 on ESPN, beginning at 8 p.m. EDT/5 p.m. PDT. Announced on Wednesday, Live from The Forum MMXVIII captures Eagles’ triumphant three-night stand at the Forum on Sept. 12, 14 and 15, 2018. Highlights from all three nights have been compiled into this concert film, which features 26 songs and includes the first Eagles recordings with Vince Gill and Deacon Frey. https://www.facebook.com/EaglesBand/videos/344289679890124/?__xts__%5B0%5D=68.ARBSUdBe0pRkhmYRL8HSCRMSiGIsKLjjrQvuIIUY2_qUV8y-OiGsap7uNRou085LOHCpikZciAMfwfM9tV84oz6GEVNrt1velwARGxouSIwzIHRpE_yJk4RpaGFfm3wmRptjU35v-asmZIiZl-58o5_WA7sINPX2GgwxBzGUrcywHoa0yRmmQfYE-dydmK2JBzbAJsnmk1ZpmbgzC6Hko3utJ65Vs-gzAz3E2-rY2-uZzztNaHs4uNOt5Nbol97eFe2Q5Xu_fsf9uOBlIbxG6qtFLFYS8v_r5pDc6oGF_wUnz40J_TZTJTlOF6lu11ipvmdsFvW3e7kNVXcifjR2ZvelQk8_hmU0KYotgg&__tn__=-R More, per the band’s website:…

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This summer was supposed to see Green Day, Weezer and Fall Out Boy join forces for the Hella Mega Tour, a gigantic outdoor outing that was postponed, like so many other tours, by the COVID-19 pandemic. News of the tour being scrapped was announced on May 19, and today, July 1, the rescheduled North American 2021 dates for the outing have been announced. https://www.instagram.com/p/CCHOiyDDNUi/ Here are the rescheduled North American Hella Mega Tour dates for Summer 2021, which will again feature opening act The Interrupters: JUL 14, 2021 T-Mobile Park Seattle, WA JUL 17, 2021 Dodger Stadium Los Angeles, CA…

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This Sunday, the final three shows of the epic Fare Thee Well: Celebrating 50 Years of the Grateful Dead concerts from 2015 will be rebroadcast on the internet via FANS.com. The shows, which took place at Soldier Field in Chicago, Ill. July 4-5, 2015, marked the final time that iconic Grateful Dead members Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Mickey Hart, and Bill Kreutzmann performed together. The epic shows also marked the first time the quartet had appeared together since The Dead’s 2009 tour. https://www.instagram.com/p/CB8jVhhHyOM/ The Fare Thee Well shows also featured Trey Anastasio, Bruce Hornsby, and Jeff Chimenti in guest appearances,…

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