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Legacy RecordingsIn 1965, Bob Dylan released “Like a Rolling Stone,” a song that not only signaled a new chapter in the renowned folk singer’s musical journey, but soon influenced the direction of rock music itself. Now, a set of Dylan’s original handwritten lyrics for the tune will be up for bid at a memorabilia auction to be held on June 24 at Sotheby’s in New York City.

The document, which is estimated to sell for between $1 million and $2 million, includes an almost complete set of words to the song spread …read more

Photo: York TillyerLed Zeppelin‘s Robert Plant has signed a deal with the Nonesuch Records label, which will release his new album with his group The Sensational Space Shifters later this year. The record will be a follow-up to his 2010 solo album, Band of Joy. More details about the project will be revealed soon.

“I’m pleased to find such a reputable home for our renegade departures,” says the rock legend in a statement. “The support and encouragement we have received has been strong and refreshing — Turn It Up!”

This past Saturday, Plant …read more

Evan Agostini/ImageDirectPaul Simon and Edie Brickell apparently really want us to know how much they care for one another. The couple, who earlier this week were in court following a domestic dispute that allegedly turned physical, have released a sweet acoustic duet titled “Like to Get to Know You.”

The first verse and chorus goes:

“You share my heart
“You share my kids and my dog
“But I swear I don’t know you at all.”

“You see my face
“Every night, every day
“But I swear you don’t see me at all.”

“I see other couples all the time
“Romancin’, laughin’
“See ’em standin’ in …read more

Photo: Sam JonesTom Petty and the Heartbreakers have signed on to be one of the headliners at the second annual Lockn’ Music Festival, which will take place September 4-7 at the Oak Ridge Farm in Arrington, Virginia. Petty and his band will hit the main stage on September 6 to close out the third night of the extravaganza.

Other artists who recently have been added to the Lockn’ fest’s bill include Hot Tuna, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Chris Robinson Brotherhood and Wilco. These bands join such acts as The Allman Brothers Band, Phil Lesh & …read more

Photo: Sam JonesTom Petty and the Heartbreakers have signed on to be one of the headliners at the second annual Lockn’ Music Festival, which will take place September 4-7 at the Oak Ridge Farm in Arrington, Virginia. Petty and his band will hit the main stage on September 6 to close out the third night of the extravaganza.

Other artists who recently have been added to the Lockn’ fest’s bill include Hot Tuna, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Chris Robinson Brotherhood and Wilco. These bands join such acts as The Allman Brothers Band, Phil Lesh & …read more

Photo: Damon WinterU2 apparently finally is pushing closer to completing the long-in-the-works follow-up to its 2009 studio album, No Line on the Horizon. In an Irish radio interview on Wednesday, bassist Adam Clayton said he and his band mates have been doing “a lot of recording” lately, and reported that “we’re coming to an end, which is good.”

Clayton, who was speaking from his home in Dublin, Ireland, added that although he couldn’t say when U2 will be releasing the album, he did point out that “we’re hoping to have it finished before the …read more

MoodyBluesToday.comThe Moody Blues have lined up a full series of late-summer tour dates in North America. The next stateside installment of the veteran British rockers’ The Voyage Continues: Timeless Flight trek will get under way on August 1 in Syracuse, New York, and is mapped out through a September 4-5 stand at the Ravinia Festival in Highland Park, Illinois.

The outing includes more than two dozen shows in all, and includes stops in such major cities as Philadelphia; Toledo, Ohio; Lincoln, Nebraska; Minneapolis; and Detroit.

Meanwhile, The Moodies still have four more gigs left …read more

Universal Music Group/Anton CorbijnThe Seattle Police Department recently released several items related to Kurt Cobain‘s death, including many photographs from the scene of the Nirvana singer’s April 1994 suicide. Now, a newly-released item that has sparked quite a bit of interest is a handwritten note found in Cobain’s wallet the day he died, reports CBS News.

It’s a note about Cobain’s wife, Courtney Love, that was written on stationary from the Phoenix Hotel in San Francisco, but it’s unclear when the note was written, and whether Cobain was the author.

It reads, “Do you Kurt …read more

Ian Gavan/Getty ImagesPeaches Geldof, the daughter of Bob Geldof, reportedly died of a drug overdose.

An inquest will be told Thursday the 25-year-old British TV presenter died of a heroin overdose, according to the U.K.’s The Times.

Geldof’s body was found at her Kent, U.K., home on April 7. She had two kids with her husband, singer Thomas Cohen of the band SCUM.

Peaches was the second of three children Bob Geldof had with U.K. television presenter Paula Yates, who died of a drug overdose in 2000 at age 41.

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