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Bob Dorough, 'Schoolhouse Rock!' Composer, Dies

Bob Dorough, who wrote many of the songs for ABC's 'Schoolhouse Rock!' animated series, has died.

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May 2018 New Music Releases

Richie Sambora's first post-Rock & Roll Hall of Fame project tops the list of May 2018 new music releases.

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New Prince Album Announced, Family Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit

The first posthumous album of unheard Prince music is set to arrive later this year.

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Watch Bruce Springsteen, Patti Smith and Michael Stipe Jam

Bruce Springsteen, Patti Smith and R.E.M.’s Michael Stipe shared a stage together last night.

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Neil Young and Crazy Horse Announce Return to Stage

Neil Young will reunite with Crazy Horse for the first time in four years when they perform two unrehearsed shows.

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At Tribeca, the night belongs to Patti Smith _ and Bruce

The night belonged to Patti Smith at the Tribeca Film Festival — and to her friend Bruce Springsteen, who thrilled the crowd with a surprise visit to perform the hit they co-wrote, "Because the Night."

The occasion was Monday night's premiere of a new concert documentary about Smith, "Horses: Patti Smith and Her Band," directed by Steven Sebring. After the film, which documents the January 2016 Los Angeles concerts where Smith performed her album, "Horses," to mark its 40th anniversary, the curtain rose at Manhattan's Beacon Theater. Standing there was Smith, 71, and her band — this time in the flesh.

They performed several hits, including "Dancing Barefoot" and "Gloria." After Smith introduced her band members, she said she had one more person to introduce — and out strolled Springsteen, to the roaring of the crowd. Together, they performed "Because the Night," for which Springsteen wrote the music and chorus, and Smith the verses. Springsteen stayed around for the finale, too, a spirited rendition of Smith's "People Have the Power." On that one, they were joined another friend — former R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe.

During the concert, Smith paid tribute to the students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, and their fight against gun violence, calling them "the hope of this planet."

"We have to be with them — pray with them, march with them," she said, before launching into a rendition of "For What It's Worth." ''Their cause is our future.

Again at the end of the set, Smith called on "our young people to lead us."

"People, we have to make change NOW," she said.

Sebring's documentary will become available for streaming in May.

Billy Gibbons Hopes to Release Two Albums This Year

ZZ Top fans can look forward to possibly two new albums from Billy Gibbons in the coming months.

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25 Years Ago: The Who's 'Tommy' Comes to Broadway

That deaf, dumb and blind kid sure could play a mean pinball, but how would he do as the main attraction on the cover of a Broadway playbill?

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All 334 Bon Jovi Songs, Ranked Worst to Best

Ranking every Bon Jovi song from worst to best is not for the faint of heart.

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Deep Purple and Judas Priest Announce Summer Tour

April 23, 2018 – Legends will collide late this summer when Deep Purple and Judas Priest embark on a co-headlining North American tour. Produced by Live Nation, the outing will kick off August 21 in Cincinnati, OH and visit 25 cities across the U.S. and Canada before wrapping September 30 in Wheatland, California. Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, April 27 at 10am local time at LiveNation.com. Tickets for Verizon Amphitheatre are $125.00, $85.00, $65.00, $45.00, $35.00 reserved and $30.00 lawn 

Citi is the official pre-sale credit card of the Deep Purple and Judas Priest tour. As such, Citi cardmembers will have access to purchase pre-sale tickets beginning Tuesday, April 24 at 10am local time until Thursday, April 26 at 10pm local time through Citi’s Private Pass® program. For complete presale details visit www.citiprivatepass.com

Deep Purple’s latest studio album, inFinite, was released April 7, 2017, via earMUSIC. Produced by the legendary Bob Ezrin, (Pink Floyd, Alice Cooper, Kiss), Infinite featured 10 new tracks recorded with no musical boundaries in the spirit of the 70s. The metal pioneers have released five studio albums since 1996, augmented by an abundance of solo work and special projects from members Ian Gillan, Roger Glover, Ian Paice, Steve Morse and Don Airey. Fans will be thrilled as they cover decades of favorites for this run. For more information, please visit www.deep-purple.com. Additionally, Airey will release his solo album One of a Kind on May 25. 

Judas Priest’s latest studio album, Firepower, was released March 9, 2017, via Epic Records. Co-produced by Tom Allom and Andy Sneap, the 14-track album has become one of the most successful of the band’s entire career - landing in the "top-5" of 17 countries (including their highest chart placement ever in the U.S.),  

and scoring their highest charting commercial rock radio single in decades with “Lightning Strike.” Few heavy metal bands have managed to scale the heights that Judas Priest have during their near 50-year career, and with a line-up featuring Rob Halford, Glenn Tipton, Richie Faulkner, Ian Hill, and Scott Travis, Judas Priest will be scorching across North America with some heavy metal Firepower again this summer and fall on tour with Deep Purple! For more information, please visit judaspriest.com.  

DEEP PURPLE AND JUDAS PRIEST TOUR DATES:

8/21 — Cincinnati, OH — Riverbend Music Center

8/22 — Chicago, IL — Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre

8/24 — Detroit, MI — Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill

8/25 — Mt. Pleasant, MI — Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort*

8/27 — Hamilton, ON — FirstOntario Centre

8/29 — Montreal, QC — Bell Centre

8/30 — Quebec City, QC — Centre Videotron

9/1 — Wantagh, NY — Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater

9/2 — Bethel Woods, NY — Bethel Woods Center for the Arts

9/5 — Darien Center, NY — Darien Lake Amphitheater

9/6 — Holmdel, NJ — PNC Bank Arts Center

9/8 — Virginia Beach, VA — Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach

9/9 — Camden, NJ — BB&T Pavilion

9/11 — Charlotte, NC — PNC Music Pavilion

9/12 — Jacksonville, FL — Daily's Place

9/14 — Atlanta, GA — Verizon Amphitheatre 

9/16 — Biloxi, MS — Mississippi Coast Coliseum

9/18 — Kansas City, MO — Starlight Theatre

9/20 — Welch, MN — Treasure Island Casino*

9/21 — Council Bluffs, IA — Harrah's Council Bluffs*

9/23 — Denver, CO — Pepsi Center

9/26 — San Diego, CA — Mattress Firm Amphitheatre

9/27 — Irvine, CA — FivePoint Amphitheatre

9/29 — Mountain View, CA — Shoreline Amphitheatre

9/30 — Wheatland, CA — Toyota Amphitheatre

Tickets available Friday, April 27 at LiveNation.com.

Judas Priest and Deep Purple Announce Co-Headlining Tour

A pair of metal giants with new albums out will be joining forces this summer.

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Watch the Heartbreakers Play for First Time Since Tom Petty Died

Mike Campbell, Benmont Tench and Steve Ferrone hadn't performed together since tragedy struck the Heartbreakers.

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Cheap Trick's Robin Zander Looks Back at Rock Hall Induction: 'I Was Nervous as Hell'

We spoke with Robin Zander about the night Cheap Trick were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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Watch Eddie Vedder Jam With New York Blues Band

Pearl Jam singer Eddie Vedder made a surprise guest appearance with a New York City blues band.

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John Lennon's Self-Portrait as Hitler on Sale for $54,000

A sketch drawn by John Lennon depicting himself as Adolf Hitler is being offered for sale at a price of $54,000.

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Neil Young Reunites With Stephen Stills at Benefit Concert

Neil Young reunited with old colleague Stephen Stills at a Los Angeles benefit concert over the weekend.

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Hear 'Sons of Salem' From Orange Goblin's Newly Announced 'The Wolf Bites Back' Album

Orange Goblin have revealed details of new album “The Wolf Bites Back,” including opening track “Sons of Salem.”

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Clutch Detail New Album 'Book of Bad Decisions'

Clutch have confirmed that their 12th studio album is named “Book of Bad Decisions” and it’s expected to be released in September.

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Guitar Center Reportedly Facing 'Imminent Bankrupcty'

Financial service firm S&P downgrades Guitar Center chain of stores, indicating likelihood of bankruptcy in the near future.

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Tony Iommi Recalls How Black Sabbath Lost Contact on Tour

Tony Iommi has discussed how touring with Black Sabbath changed over the years as the band members “wanted their own space.”

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