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Jim Marshall Photography LLCAs The Allman Brothers Band prepares to retire later this year after an amazing 45-year career, a new six-CD box set revisiting what arguably is the group’s most famous series of live performances will be released on July 29.

The 1971 Fillmore East Recordings takes an expanded look at the four concerts The Allman Brothers played on March 12 and 13, 1971, at the legendary New York City venue that served as the basis for the group’s landmark live album, At Fillmore East. The collection boasts a whopping 15 previously unreleased tracks, …read more

Atlantic Records/Swan SongLed Zeppelin fans showed a whole lotta love for the band’s new reissues: all three albums have landed in the top 10 of the Billboard 200 chart.

According to Billboard, the revamped editions of the British rock legends’ 1969 self-titled debut and two follow-up releases, 1969’s Led Zeppelin II and 1970’s Led Zeppelin III, bowed at #7, #9 and #10 on the tally after selling 37,000, 34,000 and 32,000 copies, respectively, during their initial week of release.

This marks the first time that an artist scored three top-10 albums simultaneously since March 2012, when Whitney …read more

Ballantine BooksA new Paul McCartney biography that examines the turbulent decade in the Beatles legend’s life that followed the breakup of his famous group will be hitting book stores in the coming days. Man on the Run: Paul McCartney in the 1970s follows the singer’s bitter split from the Fab Four, his struggles to launch a solo career and the saga of Wings, the post-Beatles band he formed that included his wife, Linda, on keyboards.

The book was written by longtime Q magazine journalist Tom Doyle, and was based on personal interviews he conducted with McCartney. An …read more

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Rumors have been flying that KISS will be playing a residency in Las Vegas this fall. Various signs have begun popping up around Sin City with photos of the band and the words “Coming Fall 2014.” When asked by ABC News Radio directly if he could confirm the residency, Paul Stanley sidestepped the question by answering, “I’ve seen the same posters you have, and I guess we’ll both find out what this is about as time goes on. Time tells all, I guess.”

When ABC News Radio then asked directly if Stanley could confirm the news, the singer …read more

Universal MusicEric Clapton is treating fans to a preview of The Breeze, his upcoming star-studded tribute album honoring late singer/songwriter JJ Cale, by releasing a lyric video to the record’s first single, “Call Me the Breeze.” The animated clip shows a vintage pickup truck traveling down a highway through a variety of American landscapes, while the lyrics periodically appear on the pavement as the vehicle drives along.

Clapton sings lead on the new rendition of the tune, which Cale originally recorded in 1970 and was famously covered by Lynyrd Skynyrd for the band’s 1974 album, …read more

Douglas Gorenstein/NBCThe drum-off between Will Ferrell and Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith isn’t over — it’s about to pick up another contestant.

In an interview with SPIN, Ferrell says that the pair are throwing down the gauntlet to “a third person that looks eerily similar to Chad and I. A third drummer out there.” Smith then drops Lars Ulrich‘s name.

Ferrell tells SPIN, “Lars gets pissed because he gets mistaken for both me and Chad Smith. He can settle that score now, too.”

There hasn’t yet been a response from the Metallica drummer. …read more

Purple Pyramid RecordsA mind-blowing lineup of big-name rock artists is featured on a new tribute album paying homage to The Doors that’s scheduled to hit stores on June 24.

Light My Fire — A Classic Rock Salute to The Doors includes contributions from Todd Rundgren, Deep Purple‘s Ian Gillan, Edgar Winter, ex-Foreigner singer Lou Gramm, former Grand Funk Railroad frontman Mark Farner, Mountain‘s Leslie West, The CarsElliot Easton, several current and former Yes members and many others.

The album offers new reinterpretations of more than a dozen classic Doors songs, including “Light My Fire,” “L.A. Woman,” “Roadhouse Blues,” …read more

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