Metallica Plan ‘Cliff Burton Day’ in Late Bassist’s Hometown
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Late Metallica bassist Cliff Burton will be honored on what would have been his 56th birthday, with Alameda County, California proclaiming February 10th “Cliff Burton Day.” The proclamation comes after Metallica fans started a Change.org petition to recognize Burton in his hometown of Castro Valley.  Metallica announced the news on Twitter, writing, “It’s official! The Board of Supervisors from Alameda County has just proclaimed February 10th, 2018, which would have been Cliff’s 56th birthday, ‘Cliff...

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Metallica, Alameda County Set ‘Cliff Burton Day’
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Late Metallica bassist Cliff Burton will be honored on what would have been his 56th birthday, with Alameda County, California proclaiming February 10th “Cliff Burton Day.” The proclamation comes after Metallica fans started a Change.org petition to recognize Burton in his hometown of Castro Valley.  Metallica announced the news on Twitter, writing, “It’s official! The Board of Supervisors from Alameda County has just proclaimed February 10th, 2018, which would have been Cliff’s 56th birthday, ‘Cliff...

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Tuesday, 06 February 2018
Ozzy Osbourne Talks Final Tour: ‘I’m Not Retiring’
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Half a century after Ozzy Osbourne launched his career with Black Sabbath and four decades since he went out on his own, the Prince of Bloody Darkness will embark on his final world tour. “Will it really have been 40 years that I’ve been solo?” Osbourne ponders aloud. “Yeah, I guess that’s right. It’s gone so quickly.” Dubbed “No More Tours 2” – a cheeky throwback to his ill-fated retirement bid called “No More Tours” in the early Nineties – Osbourne...

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Flashback: Journey Learn ‘The Road Ain’t No Place to Start a Family’
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Journey were just six days into their U.S. tour in support of 1981’s Escape when keyboardist Jonathan Cain began feeling homesick. The previous year he’d quit the Baby’s to replace founding keyboardist Gregg Rolie in Journey, and on the strength of singles like “Open Arms,” “Who’s Crying Now” and “Don’t Stop Believin'” they were headlining arenas on a tour that would keep them on the road for a solid year. The band bus was somewhere between Portland, Maine and Saratoga...

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Gov’t Mule Plot Spring Tour For Latest Album
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Beloved jam band Gov’t Mule will embark on a North American tour this spring in support of their latest album, Revolution Come… Revolution Go. The 13-date run kicks off April 18th at the Sands Bethlehem Event Center in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania and wraps May 4th with the group’s annual show in New Orleans during Jazz Fest. Black Stone Cherry will serve as support throughout most of the tour, though the Tangiers Blues Band will open an April 29th concert in Asbury...

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Tuesday, 06 February 2018
Watch Kendrick Lamar, SZA’s Vibrant New ‘All the Stars’ Video
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Kendrick Lamar and SZA unveiled a striking new video for their new collaboration, “All the Stars,” which will appear on the Lamar-curated soundtrack for Marvel’s Black Panther. Dave Meyers and the Little Homies directed the new video, which mixes an African aesthetic with the grandiose feel of superhero flicks. In the clip, Lamar captains a boat buoyed by a sea of people, holds court in a small village and wanders a vast landscape alongside a pack of panthers, while SZA...

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Tuesday, 06 February 2018
Love’s ‘Forever Changes’ Super Deluxe Box Due This Spring
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A new, 50th anniversary box-set edition of Love‘s landmark Forever Changes album will feature unreleased tracks, alternate mixes and a hardcover book. The set, due April 6th, will create a comprehensive portrait of the album through four CDs, a DVD and an LP, paired with liner notes by music historian Ted Olsen that break down each track on the album. Arthur Lee (1945-2006) The mastermind behind pioneering psychedelic-pop outfit Love succumbs to leukemia at age sixty-one The album’s original co-producer...

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Tuesday, 06 February 2018
Inside Music’s Merch Gold Rush
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Three years ago, Fall Out Boy opened a pop-up store in New York, selling T-shirts in a space that resembled a punk-rock club. When the band revisited the idea at stores in New York and L.A. this past fall, the vibe and decor were noticeably upgraded. Purple-tinted windows made fans feel as if they were walking into the cover of the band’s new album, Mania, and among the items on sale were hand-painted $150 denim jackets. “It’s bigger now, and...

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Katy Perry Would Rewrite ‘I Kissed a Girl’ to Remove ‘Stereotypes’
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Katy Perry said that if she were to rewrite her breakout Number One hit “I Kissed a Girl” today, she would change some lyrics to get rid of “a couple of stereotypes.” In a new interview with Glamour published on Tuesday, Perry revisited some of her singles as part of a video in which she watches fan covers of her songs and compliments their interpretations of her work. After praising an acoustic rendition of “I Kissed a Girl” by Ramona Rox...

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Tuesday, 06 February 2018
Howard Stern Enlists All-Star Lineup for David Bowie Tribute Special
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Howard Stern has recruited artists like Garbage, Billy Corgan, Car Seat Headrest and Greta Van Fleet to record David Bowie songs for an all-star tribute to the late icon. Slipknot’s Corey Taylor, Spoon’s Britt Daniel, Bleachers, Daryl Hall, Peter Frampton and Todd Rundgren are also among the 25 artists to contribute Bowie tracks to The Howard Stern Tribute to David Bowie special, which premieres February 9th on SiriusXM’s Howard 101 channel. “When I got into rock & roll music, one...

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Tuesday, 06 February 2018
See Lil Uzi Vert’s Moody ‘The Way Life Goes’ on ‘Colbert’
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Lil Uzi Vert made his late-night debut on Monday, performing his emo-rap ballad “The Way Life Goes” on The Late Show.  Lil Uzi Vert is famous for his hectic, daredevil live performances. Last May, he dove into a festival crowd from an estimated height of 20 feet above the ground. But during his visit to The Late Show, admittedly a more contained environment, the rapper was solemn and borderline lethargic. He slowly patrolled the stage, singing along indifferently to “The Way Life...

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