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Alan Parsons Project

The Alan Parsons Project Team Up With Kip Winger For Gigs

by Roger Wink, VVN Music

The Alan Parsons Project will play a series of shows in Europe next month with singer Kip Winger fronting the band.

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Pink Floyd

Fans Rise To The Pink Floyd Spotify Challenge

by Roger Wink, VVN Music

It only took fans four days to get Pink Floyd’s entire catalogue on the Spotify service.

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Black Sabbath Win At Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards

by Roger Wink, VVN Music

The U.K.’s Metal Hammer magazine held their annual awards ceremony on Monday night at London’s Indigo2.

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Black Star Riders Release Official Video for Hey Judas

by Roger Wink, VVN Music

After the death of Phil Lynott in 1986, Thin Lizzy (when they were together) refused to make another album as a tribute to their late leader.

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Kerrang Awards 2013

Queen Honoured For Service To Rock At Kerrang! Awards

by Roger Wink, VVN Music

Britain’s Kerrang! magazine held their 20th annual awards on Thursday night at London’s Troxy Club, saluting both veteran artists and newer acts.

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Pink Floyd

Pink Floyd Require One Million Streams Before Allowing Catalogue On Spotify

by Roger Wink, VVN Music

Pink Floyd has been traditionally reluctant to have their music available via most new media sources. They were late in adding their music to download sites and, for a time, demanded that only full album downloads be made available stopping fans from cherry picking their favorite tracks.

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Paul McCartney photo by Karen Freedman, Noise11, Photo

Paul McCartney Rocks The Colbert Report

by Karen Freedman

“Last time we talked I wasn’t that familiar with your work”, joked host Stephen Colbert as he began his interview with Sir Paul McCartney.

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Gary Clarke Jnr: Photo Ros O'Gorman

Gary Clark Jr Special Guest At Rolling Stones In Boston Tonight

by Music-News.com

Singer, songwriter and guitarist extraordinaire Gary Clark Jr. will appear as a special guest sitting in with The Rolling Stones during their show at the TD Garden in Boston, MA, tonight.

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The Beatles, Noise11, Photo

The Beatles And Fleetwood Mac Sign New Deals

by Roger Wink, VVN Music

The Beatles’ Apple Corps Ltd. have signed a new agreement with Bravado, the worldwide merchandising branch of Universal Music Group, to handle the licensing of official Fab Four products in North America.

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Eric Clapton image by Ros O'Gorman

Eric Clapton Cancels European Shows Due To Back Pain

by Roger Wink, VVN Music

Eric Clapton has been forced to cancel shows in Vienna, Austria and Stuttgart, Germany due to reported severe back pain.

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Status Quo Coles ad

Status Quo Reach A Century In Singles

by Roger Wink, VVN Music

It took them 45 years to reach this major milestone, but Status Quo has released the 100th single of their career.

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The Wanted: Photo Ros O'Gorman

Nathan Sykes Sings Again With His Wanted Bandmates

by Music-News.com

Nathan Sykes has called his comeback “amazing”.

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My Bloody Valentine, Noise11, Photo

My Bloody Valentine Hit The Road Again

by Roger Wink, VVN Music

My Bloody Valentine are hitting the road this summer and fall for a series of dates around the world including six on the west coast.

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Vivian Campbell

Vivian Campbell Diagnosed With Hodgkin’s Lymphoma

by Roger Wink, VVN Music

Another veteran artist is fighting the scourge of cancer. Viv Campbell of Def Leppard has written on his Facebook page about his diagnosis and treatment for Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.

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Steve Hyams

Steve Hyams Who Introduced Bowie To Mott The Hoople Dies At 62

by Roger Wink, VVN Music

Steve Hyams, a journeyman singer and guitarist who played with some of Britains’ most progressive bands, died back on May 11 in Kingston upon Thames, Britain, although his passing is only now coming to light. Hyams had long battled heart problems. He was 62.

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One Direction - image by Ros O'Gorman

One Direction Wax Statues Cause Mass Hysteria In London

by Music-News.com

One Direction’s waxworks are causing mass hysteria and crying, prompting Madame Tussauds to hire a “tissue attendant”.

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Newton Fawlkner, Denny Blues Fest, Deniliquin, 2013, Ros O'Gorman, Photo

Recording Of New Newton Faulkner Album To Be Streamed Live 24/7

by Music-News.com

The double number one, multi-platinum, Brit nominated, acoustic guitar virtuoso Newton Faulkner is about to make a bit of history, as the recording of his fourth album ‘Studio Zoo’ is being streamed live online, 24/7 for 5 weeks from next week – like The Truman Show, but this time it’s for real!

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George Michael, photo by Ros O'Gorman, Noise11, photo

George Michael Escapes Criminal Charges For Car Incident

by Music-News.com

George Michael won’t face criminal charges for falling out of a moving vehicle in England last month.

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Deep Purple: Photo By Ros O'Gorman, Photo, Noise11

Deep Purple Play Morocco

by Roger Wink, VVN Music

Deep Purple opened the next leg of their Now What?! World Tour on Friday night at the Mawazine Festival in Rabat, Morocco with a set list highlighting their storied past plus three tracks from the new album.

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Billy Idol Photo by Karen Freedman

Billy Idol Has A Busy Year Ahead

by Roger Wink, VVN Music

Billy Idol is looking at a very busy 2013 and an even busier 2014.

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Mercury The Great Pretender

Rose d’Or Award For Freddie Mercury Documentary

by Roger Wink, VVN Music

The 52nd Rose d’Or Awards were held on Thursday night in Brussels, honoring the most creative entertainment television programs from around the world. Over forty countries participate, submitting nominees in each of the award’s six categories.

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Sting photo by Ros O'Gorman

Sting Writes New Album And Possible Broadway Show

by Roger Wink, VVN Music

After ten years of live albums, reimaginings of his catalogue and lute music, Sting is finally returning to the studio to record a new material.

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Paul Weller: Photo By Ros O'Gorman

Paul Weller To Do Some Small Dates In The US

by Roger Wink, VVN Music

Paul Weller is coming to U.S. in July because “I just fancied playing a few American shows.”

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Susan Boyle

Susan Boyle Offers Advice To Aspiring Artists

by Music-News.com

Susan Boyle has given advice to aspiring singers.

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Zayn Malik One Direction Photo by Ros O'Gorman

Zayn Malik’s Mother Takes To Twitter To Defend Her Son

by Music-News.com

Zayn Malik’s mother has joined Twitter to lash out at online bullies targeting her son.

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Ringo Starr, Festival Hall, Melbourne Australia, Photo By Ros O'Gorman, Noise11

Ringo Starr Releases New Photograph Book

by Karen Freedman

Ringo Starr is set to release Photograph, a collection of material taken from his personal archive.

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