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Janis Ian releases previously unheard music from her archives

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Janis Ian may have announced her retirement from performing last year, but she still has music to share with her fans.

The legendary singer has just released two new albums made up of music from her personal archives; they feature rare and previously unreleased recordings.

The first release is Live at Calderone, an album of performances recorded November 29, 1975, in Hempstead, New York. It has her performing such classic tunes as “At Seventeen,” “Stars,” “Between the Lines" and more.

The second is Worktapes & Demos Vol. 1, which features early versions of beloved Ian tunes as well as outtakes and unreleased songs like “One-Armed Johnny,” which was almost included on her 1974 album, Stars.

Ian announced in December that she was retiring from performing due to vocal cord scarring. She says that after losing her ability to perform, she and producer Jeff Evans decided to comb through her archives, which contain “hundreds of work tapes, live shows, demos, rough mixes and the like.”

Both new releases are available now at

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Cosmetics queen Charlotte Tilbury taps Elton John for new holiday campaign

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Elton John doesn't really wear makeup, but that didn't stop beauty guru Charlotte Tilbury from tapping him to star in the new holiday campaign for her eponymous cosmetics brand.

“Elton's always been a huge inspiration to me my entire life,” Tilbury tells People about including longtime friend Elton in the campaign. "He's a musical genius, a true creative, a renaissance man and a national treasure. He's loved by all generations.”

As part of the campaign, which is soundtracked to Elton's classic holiday hit "Step Into Christmas," Tilbury and her brand are donating to Elton's AIDS Foundation Rocket Fund, which is working to raise $125 million to end the disease.

"I had so much fun stepping into beauty magic and working with Charlotte and her muses to bring this fabulous campaign to life," Elton says in a statement. He adds, "This campaign is certainly going to bring the sparkle, joy and glamour this holiday season, all while supporting my Foundation’s life-saving work."  

Part of the fundraising will be done through Tilbury's new Rocket Collection of makeup, which includes a number of lipsticks and a makeup bag.

In addition to Elton, the campaign also features Kate Moss and Emmy-nominated Pose star Michaela Jaé Rodriguez, among others.

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The Heartbreakers’ Mike Campbell to celebrate Tom Petty’s birthday at Los Angeles show

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The Heartbreakers guitarist Mike Campbell is set to pay tribute to his late bandmate Tom Petty with a special concert later this month.

“It’s hard to believe it’s been six years since we lost our friend and leader. I miss him dearly, as I know you all do,” Campbell writes on Instagram. “I find comfort and catharsis playing songs we wrote and recorded together on stage, and I thank you all for allowing me that opportunity.” 

He then reveals that his and The Dirty Knobs' October 20 concert at LA's The Bellwether will feature their music and an additional set of Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers tunes. He notes that since October 20 would have been Petty’s 73rd birthday, “we want to do something special.”

Steve Ferrone, who was also a member of The Heartbreakers, is currently playing drums for The Dirty Knobs and will be behind the drum kit for the October 20 show.

“I hope you’ll join us for what will no doubt be a spiritual and celebratory evening," Campbell adds. 

Tickets for the show are on sale now.

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'The Yes Album (Super Deluxe Edition)' box set coming in November


Yes’ 1971 hit The Yes Album will be reissued next month as an expanded box set.

The Yes Album (Super Deluxe Edition), dropping November 24, will contain four CDs, a Blu-ray and an LP. It will feature a newly remastered version of the album on both CD and LP, expanded to include rarities, instrumentals and early takes. It will also feature new mixes, including a Dolby Atmos mix.

In addition, there will be two previously unreleased concerts from 1971, recorded in Gothenburg, Sweden, and New Haven, Connecticut, with live performances of tracks like “Yours Is No Disgrace," “Perpetual Change,”  “Astral Traveller," “Everydays” and more.

"The Yes Album represents to me the invention of 70's Yes. This was aided by leaving outside material off the record and heavily investing in the influences we brought together, particularly the arrangement skills and utilizing the available best technology,” Yes guitarist Steve Howe shares. “Our adventurism shows in the originality of the music and lyrics, as none of us had done anything quite like this before.”

The Yes Album (Super Deluxe Edition) will also be released digitally and on streaming platforms. You can listen to the first track from the set, an early version of “I’ve Seen All Good People,” now via digital outlets and YouTube.

Released February 1971, The Yes Album was the third studio album from the band. It was their first to feature Howe and their last with keyboardist Tony Kaye, who later returned for 1983’s 90125. It was a huge commercial success for Yes and went Platinum by the RIAA.

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Eagles add “The California Concerts” to The Long Goodbye tour

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Eagles are bringing The Long Goodbye tour to the West Coast.

The Rock & Roll Hall of Famers just announced dates for what they're calling “The California Concerts,” happening January 5 and 6 at The Kia Forum in Los Angeles. Both shows feature special guests Steely Dan.

The concerts coincide with the 10-year anniversary of the band’s January 2014 shows that reopened the Forum after a $100 million renovation. 

A ticket presale kicks off Wednesday, October 11, at 10 a.m. PT, followed by a general onsale starting Friday, October 13, at 10 a.m. PT. Eagles are also offering curated travel packages that include tickets and hotel accommodations. Those go on sale starting October 13 at 10 a.m. PT.

Next up, Eagles bring The Long Goodbye tour to Denver, Colorado, on Thursday, October 5. A complete list of dates can be found at

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On This Day, October 4, 1970: Janis Joplin dies at age 27

On This Day, October 4, 1970…

Legendary blues-rock singer Janis Joplin was found dead in her room at the Landmark Motor Hotel in Los Angeles. She was only 27. She passed away from a heroin overdose.

Joplin had gained fame as one of the most electrifying performers of her era, thanks to appearances at the Monterey Pop Festival as lead singer of Big Brother and the Holding Company and later as a solo artist at Woodstock. 

She died during the recording of her second solo album, Pearl, which was released after her death and spent nine weeks at #1. It included a cover of Kris Kristofferson’s “Me and Bobby McGee," which became her only #1 hit. 

Other well-known Joplin tunes include covers of “Piece of My Heart” and “Cry Baby” as well as her original tune “Mercedes Benz,” which was her final recording.

Joplin was posthumously inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1995.

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Steve Miller makes surprise appearance at John Mayer’s New York concert

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Steve Miller was the surprise guest at John Mayer’s solo show at New York's Madison Square Garden Tuesday, October 3. 

Fan-shot video posted to YouTube shows a seated Miller and Mayer performing Miller's classic tune “The Joker” to a very enthusiastic audience. 

Miller, who turns 80 on October 5, is currently celebrating the 50th anniversary of The Joker album. In September, he released the box set J50: The Evolution of The Joker, which featured not only the original album but 27 previously unreleased recordings.

The Rock & Roll Hall of Famer will be hitting the road with the Steve Miller Band later this month, starting with a concert in Tucson, Arizona, on October 25. A complete list of dates can be found at

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Genesis’ Steve Hackett launches Foxtrot at Fifty + Hackett Highlights tour in North America

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Former Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett just launched his Genesis Revisited: Foxtrot at Fifty + Hackett Highlights tour in North America, which sees him playing Genesis’ 1972 classic album, Foxtrot, in its entirety, as well as some of his solo material.

The album is a big favorite among Genesis fans, and Hackett believes it’s because of one particular song, though he says some "call it indulgent": the over 20-minute classic “Supper’s Ready."

“Somebody I was talking to earlier said it was like a suite of pieces all put together and more classical music in that sense," he tells ABC Audio. "It's a little bit like a mini musical."

When performing the tune, Hackett says he doesn't get too creative although he does like to “branch away and go off" at times, which can be an issue.  

He jokes, “Sometimes that 23 minute song can end up being 25 minutes long and the band are all hoping that the guitarist, i.e. me, is going to finish his guitar solo soon so that they can all go home for supper themselves."

In the end, Hackett says he does his best to perform authentic versions of both Genesis songs and his own solo material so fans will be able to recognize the tracks they love. He compared his approach to the Queen stage musical, We Will Rock You.

He explains, “We know on stage it's not the same people, but the power of the music and the fact that it's authentically done, that's important.” 

Hackett’s Genesis Revisited: Foxtrot at Fifty + Hackett Highlights tour hits Toronto, Canada, on October 5, with the first U.S. show happening October 6 in Ithaca, New York. A complete list of dates can be found at

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Bret Michaels reveals skin cancer scare, urges fans to get checked out

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Bret Michaels recently had a cancer scare, but it didn’t keep him from rocking. In an Instagram post, the Poison frontman showed off a scar on his hip from a biopsy he had done Friday.

“Just knowing that I absolutely love the outdoors & the sun but with the recent passing of my friend Jimmy Buffett, I decided it was time for a more recent check up of something I thought was nothing,” he writes. “Turns out, it was something.” Buffett passed away September 1 after a four-year battle with Merkel cell skin cancer.

Michaels says his own procedure “not only may have saved my life but surely extended it,” adding he’s “not completely out of the woods yet.” 

He concludes the post by encouraging his followers, especially those who love the outdoors, to get themselves checked out. “You are never out of the fight until the fight is out of you…Remain unbroken, my friends!” he notes.

Michael's procedure hasn't slowed him down. Not long after the biopsy, he took the stage in Houston, Texas. His next show is happening October 13 in Corbin, Kentucky. A complete list of dates can be found at

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Roger Waters previews upcoming 'The Dark Side of the Moon Redux' shows

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Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters is set to promote the release of his upcoming album, The Dark Side of the Moon Redux, with live shows at The London Palladium October 8 and 9, and he’s giving fans a preview of what to expect. 

The rocker has shared some clips from rehearsals on Instagram, including footage of him performing “Us and Them" and “Money.” There’s also a clip of Waters giving his band some direction, and he appears to be pleased.

“Sounds great,” he says. “You guys have done a lot of proper homework.”

The Dark Side of the Moon Redux is Waters’ reimagining of Pink Floyd’s classic 1973 album, The Dark Side of the Moon. It drops October 6 and is available for preorder now. Anyone who presaves the release on Spotify or Apple Music will be entered into a sweepstakes to win a signed test pressing of the album.

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Billy F. Gibbons, Nancy Wilson & more to guest on upcoming second of AXS TV's 'Power Hour'

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ZZ Top's Billy F. GibbonsHeart's Nancy Wilson and The Black CrowesChris Robinson are among the guests featured on the upcoming second season of Power Hour, AXS TV's rock-themed news and interview show. 

Others set to appear include Metallica's Lars UlrichFoo FightersChris ShiflettGreen DayGuns N' RosesDuff McKaganIron Maiden's Bruce Dickinson and Wolfgang Van Halen, as well as members of BlondieSex Pistols, Megadeth and more.

"The lineup of Rock & Roll legends we have for Season 2 of the Power Hour is comprised of some of the biggest names in music history," says Power Hour co-host Matt Pinfield. "Many of these artists I have known for years and consider friends, but being able to have them join the show with [co-hosts] Josh [Bernstein] and Caity [Babs] is a new career highlight for me. We're just as excited to turn viewers on to all of the new bands we've been discovering and premiering, who are the future of Rock music."

Season 2 of Power Hour premieres Thursday, October 5, at 11 p.m. ET.

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Little Feet’s 'Highwire Act In St. Louis' getting first-ever DVD & digital release

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Little Feet is set to reissue 2004's Little Feat: Highwire Act In St. Louis on November 3.

Originally released on DVD, the concert will now come out as a Blu-ray/two-CD set, the first time it’s been available on Blu-ray and the first time it’s been packaged with the audio CD. It will also get its first-ever digital release. 

Filmed in 2003, Little Feat: Highwire Act In St. Louis was a concert that celebrated the band’s more than 30-year career. The release includes the full show, with performances of songs like “Dixie Chicken,” “Willin’,” “Oh, Atlanta,” “Time Loves A Hero,” “Fat Man In The Bathtub” and more.

It also includes Little Feat Close Up In St. Louis, an 11-minute documentary that has band members reflecting on the history of Little Feet. 

Little Feat: Highwire Act In St. Louis is available for preorder now.

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Lionel Richie gets key to Alabama hometown, plants trees at "Hello Park" with Luke and Katy

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Lionel Richie said "Hello" to his hometown of Tuskegee, Alabama, on Monday, October 2, and he brought fellow American Idol judges Katy Perry and Luke Bryan with him.

The three were in town to film for the new season of American Idol, reports While they were there, Lionel was given the key to the city by Mayor Lawrence F. Haygood Jr. Lionel, Katy and Luke also took part in a dedication and tree planting in the newly established Hello Park, a green space near Lionel's alma mater, Tuskegee University. 

The park sits on a plot of land that Lionel's family owns near the school entrance. Lionel said earlier this year that he decided to turn it into "a place for meditation and a place to reflect” on the area's rich history.

During the tree planting, Luke jokingly asked if the trees would grow "big enough to hold a deer stand" while Katy literally hugged one of the trees, explaining that she's from California.

American Idol is also filming in Luke and Katy's respective hometowns of Leesburg, Georgia, and Santa Barbara, California. The new American Idol season airs next year on ABC.

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Veeps announces All Access subscription service

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The streaming platform Veeps has announced a new subscription service dubbed All Access.

Subscribers will have on-demand access to a library of concerts from artists including AerosmithAlanis MorissetteBob DylanBruce SpringsteenThe CureDef Leppard, Grateful Dead, Metallica, The Rolling StonesSheryl Crow, StingThe Smashing Pumpkins and The Who

“We started Veeps for artists and their fans. For the people that love music and the ones that create it,” says Good Charlotte’s Joel Madden, who is Veeps' co-founder and CEO. “As music fans have become used to having concerts and live performances available in the same way they consume sports and movies, it was obvious that we needed to create a model that wasn’t limited to pay-per-view.”

Subscriptions cost $11.99 a month. You can also sign up for an annual pass for $120.

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Steely Dan to reissue 'Gaucho' on vinyl for the first time in 15 years


Steely Dan has announced the latest album in their vinyl reissue program. This time the band is set to release 1980’s Gaucho, marking the first time it’s been available on vinyl in 15 years. 

Dropping December 1, the reissue has been remastered from a 1980 analog tape copy and will be released on 180 gram black vinyl, as well as a limited-edition premium 45 RPM version on Ultra High-Quality Vinyl.

Released November 21, 1980, Gaucho was Steely Dan’s seventh studio album and featured the top 10 hit “Hey Nineteen,” as well as “Babylon Sisters” and “Time Out of Mind.” The album earned a Grammy nomination for Album of the Year and won a trophy for Best Engineered Recording-Non Classical. 

This will be the fifth Steely Dan record to get a vinyl reissue. The reissue program, which Donald Fagen has overseen, started with their 1972 debut, Can’t Buy a Thrill, reissued in November 2022. It was then followed by 1973’s Countdown to Ecstasy, which dropped in May; 1974’s Pretzel Logic, which dropped in July; and Aja, which was released in September. 

The program plans to reissue two more albums — 1975’s Katy Lied and 1976's The Royal Scam — over the next year.

Gaucho is available for preorder now.

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