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Mott The Hoople Bassist Pete Overend Watts Dead At 69

Mott The Hoople bassist and founding member Pete Overend Watts died Sunday, January 22 at the age of 69 after a six-year battle with throat cancer. Mott frontman Ian Hunter posted a short note to Facebook below. Former Mott keyboardist Morgan Fisher also commented of the bassist's death, writing, "...
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John Mellencamp Debuts "Easy Target" (Lyric Video)

Outspoken rocker John Mellencamp reflects on the state of our country with his new politically-charged song "Easy Target" and a lyric video for the track can be seen below. Mellencamp premiered and performed the song on "The Katie Couric Interview" for Yahoo News and fans can watch the intervew and...
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"Wayne's World" Returning To Theaters For 25th Anniversary Screening

The 1992 Saturday Night Live spinoff film "Wayne's World" starring Mike Myers and Dana Carvey will return to select cinemas on February 7th and 8th for a special 25th anniversary screening. The comedy will feature a pre-recorded roundtable discussion with director Penolope Spheeris, Rolling Stone...
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The Title Of Star Wars: Episode VIII Has Been Announced

The title of Star Wars: Episode VIII has been announced and the next chapter in the Skywalker saga is STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI. "The Last Jedi" is written and directed by Rian Johnson and produced by Kathleen Kennedy and Ram Bergman and executive produced by J.J. Abrams, Jason McGatlin and Tom...
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Rod Stewart and Cyndi Lauper Team Up For 2017 Summer Tour

Rod Stewart and Cyndi Lauper have announced plans for a joint American tour . The summer trek will begin July 6 in Hollywood, FL and wraps up August 12 in Houston, TX. A full list of tour dates can be found HERE. Sir Rod and Cyndi plan to reveal more details about their shows during interviews this...
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Heart's Nancy Wilson Launches New Side Project Roadcase Royale

Heart's Nancy Wilson isn't going to sit quietly while her sister Ann tours the U.S. as a solo artist. She's using the down time to start up her own side project - Roadcase Royale. The debut single "Get Loud" can be streamed below. Wilson joins a trio of Heart vets - keyboardist Chris Joyner,...
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Ozzy Osbourne, Avenged Sevenfold, Slayer Set For Rock USA Festival

Oshkosh, Wisconsin will host the Rock USA Festival this July and headliners Ozzy Osbourne, Avenged Sevenfold, Slayer and Korn are confirmed to perform. Additional bands on the bill include Volbeat, Stone Sour, Megadeth, Lamb Of God, Anthrax and many more. Fans can visit the official festival...
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Pat Benatar Supports Women's March With New Song "Shine" (Video)

Pat Benatar and producer/songwriter Linda Perry have released a new song, "Shine", an anthem for women's rights to accompany the Women's March on Washington on January 21. Benatar's husband/guitarist Neil Giraldo is also featured on the track. Proceeds from the song will go to the B.A. Rudolph...
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Paul McCartney Sues Sony To Regain Rights To Beatles Songs

Paul McCartney has filed suit in New York against Sony/ATV and is looking to get a declatory judgment that states he will soon regain his copyright ownership share to the catalog of songs created as a member of The Beatles. According to Billboard, McCartney is looking to leverage the termination...
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Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie Are Recording A Duet Album

Fleetwood Mac members Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie are recording their first-ever duet project, having apparently grown tired of waiting for Stevie Nicks to join recording sessions for a new Mac album. The album is tentatively titled Buckingham McVie and could be released as soon as May...
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