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The Spring of Cancelled Tours? Lorde, Miley and Others Off the Road

At this rate, spring 2014 may go down in music history as the “spring of cancelled tours,” as an inordinate number of high-profile artists have had to come off the road for one or more legitimate reasons.  At least four major tours have been affected, and by sheer coincidence, most of the cancelled dates have affected Australia. The slew of cancellations seems to have started in March when The Rolling […]


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Rolling Stones Postpone Tour In Wake of L’WRen Scott Suicide

It has been an understandably rough week for The Rolling Stones, and for Mick Jagger in particular, who is still reeling from the news of the apparent suicide of long-time girlfriend L’Wren Scott. In the wake of the tragedy, the band have announced the postponement of seven shows along their current Australia-New Zealand tour, extending into April. Scott, a model-turned-stylist for the stars, was found hanged in her Manhattan apartment […]


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Rolling Stones Release “Hyde Park Live” For Limited Time

Rolling Stones fans eager to grab a piece of history have about a month to get on the wagon for this one. In commemoration of their now-concluded “50 and Counting” tour, the Stones have released Hyde Park Live, a collection of performances from their July 6 and July 13 shows at London’s Hyde Park, for a limited time on iTunes. This release is historically significant on a number of levels. […]


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Sequelized: Fallen

Time is on my side. Yes, it is. Anyone who has seen the Denzel Washington vehicle Fallen knows exactly what I’m talking about. Most people that I’ve encountered don’t even correlate the song with the Stones anymore. It’s Fallen. Walking through a crowd of people singing “Time Is On My Side” will inevitably result in someone stopping to ask if you’re singing the song from ‘That Denzel Movie’. How could […]


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Highlights From Glastonbury 2013

After taking a break for the Olympics last year, Glastonbury returned in style this past weekend with a genre and generation-spanning line up which prompted founder Michael Eavis to declare it the best festival he’s ever done. Of course, the world’s most famous dairy farmer may have been slightly swayed by the fact that he had finally managed to persuade The Rolling Stones to grace one of his many stages […]


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Highlights From “12-12-12: Concert for Sandy Relief”

It’s already being touted as one of the largest gatherings of big-name rock musicians for one concert in recent history. 12-12-12: The Concert for Sandy Relief featured not just The Who, but a who’s-who of rock and pop icons from the past several decades. In a show lasting over 6 hours, the Madison Square Garden event (simulcast in movie theaters, on television, satellite radio and streaming Internet outlets across the […]


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Rock Rewind: The Rolling Stones “Gimme Shelter”

With this week’s release of GRRR! by The Rolling Stones (their 50th anniversary compilation/celebration), I thought it would be appropriate to share “Gimme Shelter,” one of my personal favorites by the Stones. Originally released at the end of 1969 on the record Let It Bleed, the song was a very appropriate anthem given the upheaval in the world at that time. With the wars of recent years, it seems once […]


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The Rolling Stones Celebrate 50 Years with “GRRR!”

In case you hadn’t heard—The Rolling Stones have been a band for 50 years now. After postponing their celebration tour until 2013 (except for four widely acclaimed shows this fall), and releasing two documentaries, the band have now released GRRR!, a compilation album featuring some of their most noteworthy tracks released over the past five decades. Appropriate to the number of years we’re celebrating here, GRRR! consists of 50 tracks, […]


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The Rolling Stones To Play Four Shows for 50th Anniversary

Remember a few months ago when The Rolling Stones’ planned 50th Anniversary Tour was going to be pushed back to 2013? Well, now it’s back to 2012—but it’s only four shows at two venues, with more shows possibly to come later. According to Yahoo! News via Reuters, today the Stones have officially announced four show dates this fall commemorating their 50th Anniversary: two in London and two in Newark, New […]


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Music News Week In Review (October 6 Edition)

So…our music news headlines this week cover no fewer than three bands (or former bands) celebrating 50-year anniversaries. Call it a mostly retro-themed week in review. Anyhow…here are a few headlines you might have missed recently.   BEATLES FANS OBSERVE 50-YEAR ANNIVERSARY BY BREAKING RECORD IN LIVERPOOL You’ll find lots of odd facts in the Guinness Book of World Records—among them, the most number of Beatles fans who gathered in […]


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Music News Week In Review: September 1 Edition

The thing about having an edition of Music News Week in Review on the first day of the month is that all you have to draw from is last month’s news. Oh, well. Here are some of the more interesting music news items you might have missed during the past week.   MITT ROMNEY LIKES THE KILLERS, AND THE KILLERS ARE OKAY WITH THAT. Finally—a rock band that isn’t going […]