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Nikka Costa Underneath and In Between

Nikka Costa Covers Prince On New Album

by Roger Wink, VVN Music

Nikka Costa’s new album takes her music in a new direction with a combination of covers and original songs along with the inclusion of a rhythm section and string quartet.

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Joy Byers

R.I.P. Nashville Songwriter Joy Byers At 82

by Roger Wink, VVN Music

Long-time successful songwriter Joy Byers died on May 10 at the age of 82.

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Persuasions Jimmy Hayes

R.I.P. Jimmy Hayes of The Persuasions

by Roger Wink, VVN Music

Jimmy Hayes, the bass singer for the a cappella kings The Persuasions, has died at the age of 74.

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The Beatles White Album

The Beatles White Album Will Be The Next Reissue Says Giles Martin

by Roger Wink, VVN Music

We’re just eight days away from the release of the 50th anniversary edition of the Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band which was painstakingly remastered and expanded by Giles Martin, the son of the Fab Four’s original producer, George Martin.

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Chuck Berry

Chuck Berry’s ‘Big Boys’ Is His First Ever Music Video

by Roger Wink, VVN Music

The video for the new Chuck Berry song ‘Big Boys’ is Chuck’s first ever music video.

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George Strait

George Strait Named Texas State Musician Of 2017

by Roger Wink, VVN Music

Country and blues music will be highlighted over the next two years in Texas as the state legislature has selected the Texas State Musician for 2017 and 2018.

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Diana Krall To Head Out Of Six Month Tour

by Roger Wink, VVN Music

Diana Krall has announced an extensive six-month tour behind her album Turn Up the Quiet.

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Stephen Schwartz

Stephen Schwartz Honoured With ASCAP Founders Award

by Roger Wink, VVN Music

The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) has honored composer Stephen Schwartz with their 2017 Founders Award at the 32nd Annual ASCAP Screen Music Awards, held last night (may 16) at The Wiltern in Los Angeles.

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Ray Parker Jr and Fran Strine

Ray Parker Jr and Chicago Form Chicago’s Finest

by Roger Wink, VVN Music

Ray Parker Jr, Danny Saraphine and Bill Champlin have formed Chicago’s Finest, a brand new group to celebrate everything Chicago, including the band and the city.

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Glenn Frey, Eagles performs at Rod Laver Arena on 18 December 2010. Photo by Ros O'Gorman

Glenn Frey’s Deacon To Join Eagles Upcoming Shows

by Roger Wink, VVN Music

Even though there were strong signs that the Eagles were done after the death of Glenn Frey, they announced that they would be playing the Classic East and West Festivals in July but the question was who would be taking Frey’s place (if anyone).

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Loretta Lynn, Noise11, Photo

Loretta Lynn Moved to a Rehabilitation Facility

by Roger Wink, VVN Music

The full condition of Loretta Lynn has not been revealed but, based on the fact that she is now in a rehabilitation facility, it appears that there must have been some damage from the stroke she suffered on May 4.

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OMD

Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark To Release The Punishment Of Luxury

by Roger Wink, VVN Music

The resurgence of OMD (Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark) continues with the September 1 release of their new album The Punishment of Luxury.

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Brian Johnson AC/DC Etihad Stadium, Rock Or Bust World Tour. Photo by Ros O'Gorman

Brian Johnson Returns To The Stage With Paul Rodgers and Robert Plant

by Roger Wink, VVN Music

Paul Rodgers played his Free Spirit UK Tour show on Sunday night at the New Theatre in Oxford, England.

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The Edge and Bono, U2 perform at Etihad Stadium. Photo by Ros O'Gorman

U2 Open The Joshua Tree Tour In Vancouver SETLIST

by Roger Wink, VVN Music

It was definitely a night of early U2 music when the band opened “The Joshua Tree Tour 2017” on Friday night at BC Place Stadium in Vancouver, BC.

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Mazzy Star Keith Mitchell

R.I.P. Keith Mitchell of Mazzy Star

by Roger Wink, VVN Music

Keith Mitchell, the drummer for Mazzy Starr who played on all of the band’s albums, died on Sunday from an unknown cause.

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R.I.P. Pierre DeMudd of The Dazz Band

by Roger Wink, VVN Music

Pierre DeMudd, trumpeter and vocalist for the Dazz Band during their biggest years, has died. No details are available.

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Van Morrison To Receive Lifetime Achievement Award

by Roger Wink, VVN Music

The Americana Music Association has selected Van Morrison to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award For Songwriting.

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Paul McCartney in Pirates of the Caribbean

Paul McCartney Is A Pirate In Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

by Roger Wink, VVN Music

Paul McCartney returns to the movie theater on Friday, May 26 as a pirate in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.

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Led Zeppelin 2012

No Desert Trip 2017 Also Means No Led Zeppelin

by Roger Wink, VVN Music

When you have a two-day festival featuring Bob Dylan, the Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, the Who, Neil Young and Roger Waters, it’s hard to find equal talent to hire for an encore.

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Metallica, Photo Ros O'Gorman

Metallica Opens Tour In Baltimore SETLIST

by Roger Wink, VVN Music

Metallica have kicked off the latest leg of their Worldwide Tour in support of Hardwired…To Self Destruct with an 18-song show at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore.

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LA Reid

L.A. Reid Departs Epic Records

by Roger Wink, VVN Music

Music wonder executive L.A. Reid is out as the Chairman and CEO of Epic Records.

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Michael Parks as Jean Renault in Twin Peaks

R.I.P. Singer Songwriter and Twin Peaks Actor Michael Parks 1940-2017

by Roger Wink, VVN Music

Actor and singer Michael Parks died on Tuesday (May 9) at the age of 77 from an unknown cause.

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George Thorogood Party of One

George Thorogood To Release His First Ever Solo Album

by Roger Wink, VVN Music

For the first time in his career, George Thorogood is releasing an album without his Destroyers.

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Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler and Joe Perry Add Grandchildren On The Same Day

by Roger Wink, VVN Music

In a pretty long odds development, Steven Tyler and Joe Perry of Aerosmith have become new grandfathers on the same day.

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Pink Floyd Pigs

Roger Waters Approves Of Trump Pig Protest In Chicago

by Roger Wink, VVN Music

Big man, pig man, ha ha, charade you are, You well heeled big wheel, ha ha, charade you are.

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The Rolling Stones To Go Back On The Road

by Roger Wink, VVN Music

The Rolling Stones are going back on the road for a European tour.

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Roger Waters, The Wall - image by Ros O'Gorman

Roger Waters Debuts Second New Song ‘Deja Vu’

by Roger Wink, VVN Music

Roger Waters will release his first solo studio album in twenty-five years, Is This the Life We Really Want? on June 2 and, on Sunday, he released the audio for the song, Déjà Vu.

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Gorillaz Humanz

Gorillaz To Release 14-Disc Vinyl Version of ‘Humanz’

by Roger Wink, VVN Music

Gorillaz are having worldwide success with their new album Humanz and they’re taking advantage of it with a number of special editions.

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Guns N Roses perform at the MCG in Melbourne on Tuesday 14 February 2017. Guns N Roses are touring Australia on their Not In This Lifetime tour. Photo Ros O'Gorman

Guns N Roses And The Who To Play South American Dates Together

by Roger Wink, VVN Music

They are classic rock bands of two different eras and, this summer, will come together to co-headline a series of South American dates.

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Mr Big To Release Ninth Album In July

by Roger Wink, VVN Music

Mr. Big is preparing to release their ninth studio album, Defying Gravity, on July 7 via Frontiers Music.

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