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PRNewsFoto/Hollywood RecordsA new concert album and video collection capturing Queen as the band was emerging as one of the world’s most dynamic live acts will be released this September in a variety of configurations. Queen: Live at the Rainbow ’74 features rare performances from separate concerts the band played in March and November of 1974 at the famous London venue the Rainbow Theatre.

The release will be available as a single CD, a two-CD digipak, two- and four-LP sets, a DVD, an standard definition Blu-ray disc, digital audio and video downloads and a …read more

Kevin Mazur/WireImageWhen it comes to kids and skateboarding, Jeff Ament puts his money where his mouth is. Pearl Jam‘s bassist has kicked in $40,000 so a skateboarding park could open in Glendive, which is a town in Montana, his home state.

Ament had just one request, and it wasn’t to name the park after himself. He only asked that the design be modified to include what’s called an “amoeba pool,” a circular, concave concrete structure with two chambers, one approximately four feet deep and one eight feet deep. When reached by phone by the Missoulian, Ament …read more

Michael Ochs Archives/Getty ImagesGenesis‘ early-1970s lineup has reunited for the first time in nearly 40 years, but it’s apparently not for a new musical project. According to a message posted Monday on Genesis’ official Facebook page, singer Peter Gabriel, drummer/singer Phil Collins, keyboardist Tony Banks, bassist Mike Rutherford and guitarist Steve Hackett have gotten together to take part in a feature-length TV documentary for the BBC called Genesis: Together and Apart.

A new photo of the quintet also has been posted on Genesis’ Facebook page, as well as on the BBC Press Office’s Twitter account.

The …read more

Apple/Universal Music GroupFor most of The Beatles‘ career, the main audio format in which the band’s albums were released was mono vinyl. Now, remastered mono vinyl editions of the Fab Four’s first nine U.K. albums will be released together in a new 14-LP box set that will arrive in U.S. stores on September 9.

The Beatles in Mono will include the group’s U.K. LPs spanning from 1963’s Please Please Me through 1968’s self-titled two-disc set, aka The White Album, as well as the 1967 U.S. release Magical Mystery Tour and a three-LP compilation of …read more

ESCANABA, MI –The weather finally turned around this past weekend, leading to a jam packed Saturday at the Upper Peninsula International Raceway this past Father’s Day weekend.  With some make-ups from previous weekends, the UPIR saw it’s fair share of races on Saturday and even gave viewers a chance to catch some extra races.  Naturally, […]

Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImageFifteen years ago this week, rock, pop and Latin music collided in a musical explosion that would dominate the charts — and the Grammy Awards — for the next year. June 15, 1999, marks the 15-year anniversary of the release of Santana‘s Supernatural, the album that gave us the monster hit “Smooth,” won eight Grammys, and went on to sell more than 30 million copies worldwide.

The concept of the album — pairing rock legend Carlos Santana with a variety of performers from different genres — came from record executive Clive Davis, who was then …read more

Mark Beaumont; Rick Diamond/Getty Images for The WhoOn Saturday, The Who‘s Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey reunited onstage with the band’s former drummer Kenney Jones for the first time in more than 25 years. The occasion was the Rock ‘n’ Horsepower benefit concert, which raised money for the Prostate Cancer UK organization and took place at the Hurtwood Park Polo Club in Surrey, England.

Townshend and Daltrey were just two of many well-known musicians who performed with Jones at the event, which also featured appearances by Jeff Beck, Simply Red singer Mick Hucknall, Genesis …read more

Apple Corps Ltd.NBC is developing an eight-episode event series about The Beatles from the team that brought The Tudors to Showtime.

The network is still in the early stages of crafting the series about John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr that would tell the story of the Fab Four from Liverpool, reports Deadline.com.

The series is set to be penned by The Tudors creator and executive producer Michael Hirst, who will executive produce the Beatles project. No word yet on when it might air.

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Photo: Martyn AtkinsElectric Light Orchestra mastermind Jeff Lynne will be resurrecting his old band for a special performance at the 2014 edition of BBC Radio 2’s Live in Hyde Park festival, which takes place on September 14 in London. The group’s set will mark ELO’s first festival performance in 28 years.

It’s not clear if any other ELO alumni will participate in the concert, but Lynne will be accompanied by the BBC Concert Orchestra.

“I haven’t performed live in quite some time, and I know the fans have asked for it a lot …read more

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