Thursday, November 30, 2017

The Eagles expand North American tour



The Eagles have expanded their 2018 tour of North America with the addition of seven concert dates.

Following their original announcement last week, the band will now perform the trek’s opener in Indianapolis, IN on March 12 alongside newly-added shows in St, Louis, MO (Mar 18), Des Moines, IA Mar 21), Calgary, AB (May 14), Edmonton, AB (May 15), Tulsa, OK (Jun 17) and New Orleans, LA (Jun 20).

An American Express Card Members presale starts Tuesday, December 5 at 10 AM local time, while other presale options are also available – learn more about the ticket sales in your market at eagles.com

General public seats will be available Friday, December 8.

Following the passing of Glenn Frey last year, Don Henley, Joe Walsh and Timothy B. Schmit have rounded out their lineup with Frey’s son, Deacon, and country star Vince Gill.

The Eagles debuted their new additions at The Classic West event at Dodger Stadium on July 15 followed by a second show at The Classic East in New York on July 29.

A brief series of fall US dates followed recently, ahead of the recent release of a series of expanded 40th anniversary editions of their 1976 album classic, “Hotel California.”

With more than 32 million copies sold worldwide, the project ranks as one of the best-selling albums of all time. The record – which delivered two US No. 1 singles (“New Kid In Town” and the title track) – topped the Billboard 200 for eight weeks and won two Grammy Awards.

The “Hotel California: 40th Anniversary Deluxe Edition” is a new 2-CD/1-Blu-ray Audio package that includes remastered sound, ten previously unreleased live recordings from the era, as well as hi-res stereo and 5.1 mixes. Presented in an 11 x 11 hardbound book, the set also features rare and unseen photos, a replica tour book, and an 11 x 22 poster.

The Eagles
2018 North American tour


Mar 12 – Indianapolis, IN @ Bankers Life Fieldhouse **
Mar 14 – Chicago, IL @ United Center
Mar 18 – St. Louis. MO @ Scottrade Center **
Mar 21 – Des Moines, IA @ Wells Fargo Arena **

Mar 23 – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
Apr 14 – Orlando, FL @ Camping World Stadium (w/ Jimmy Buffett)
Apr 21 – Miami, FL @ Hard Rock Stadium (w/ Jimmy Buffett)
May 10 – Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena
May 14 – Calgary, AB @ Saddledome **
May 15 – Edmonton, AB @ Rogers Place **
Jun 17 – Tulsa, OK @ BOK Center **
Jun 20 – New Orleans, LA @ Smoothie King Center **

Jun 23 – Arlington, TX @ AT&T Stadium (w/ Chris Stapleton)
Jun 28 – Denver, CO @ Coors Field (w/ Jimmy Buffett)
Jun 30 – Minneapolis, MN @ Target Field (w/ Jimmy Buffett)
Jul 15 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
Jul 20 – Boston, MA @ TD Garden
Jul 26 – Washington, DC @ Nationals Park (w/ James Taylor)
Jul 28 – Philadelphia, PA @ Citizens Bank Park (w/ James Taylor)

** new date added


See also:

The Eagles announce North American tour
VIDEO: The Eagles preview Hotel California 40th anniversary expanded reissue
AUDIO: The Eagles stream debut 1976 live performance of New Kid In Town
AUDIO: The Eagles stream 1976 live recording of Hotel California
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Bruce Springsteen extends solo Broadway run



Bruce Springsteen has extended his 16-week sold-out “Springsteen On Broadway” solo shows at the intimate Walter Kerr Theatre in New York City with newly-added dates that will see the production run to June 2018.

Originally scheduled to wrap up February 3, the New Jersey rocker has announced the series will continue from February 28 through June 30, 2018.

"Springsteen On Broadway" began previews on October 3 and officially opened October 12. By the end of his previously announced Broadway dates on February 3rd, Springsteen will have performed 80 shows at the venue.

Due to overwhelming participation in the original Onsale powered by Ticketmaster Verified Fan, there will be no additional registration for this extension. Fans who previously registered and were verified but placed on Standby and did not receive a code, and fans who received a code but were unsuccessful in purchasing tickets will be contacted by Ticketmaster with further information about the added shows.

Fans interested in purchasing tickets after the December 19th ticket on-sale can participate in a digital lottery via Lucky Seat.

“I wanted to do some shows that were as personal and as intimate as possible,” said Springsteen this past summer when he announced the original dates. “I chose Broadway for this project because it has the beautiful old theaters which seemed like the right setting for what I have in mind. In fact, with one or two exceptions, the 960 seats of the Walter Kerr Theatre is probably the smallest venue I’ve played in the last 40 years.

“My show is just me, the guitar, the piano and the words and music. Some of the show is spoken, some of it is sung. It loosely follows the arc of my life and my work. All of it together is in pursuit of my constant goal to provide an entertaining evening and to communicate something of value.”


The “Springsteen On Broadway” news lands in sync with word that Springsteen has been nominated for a Grammy Award in the Best Spoken Word category, for the audiobook version – read by Bruce – of his 2016 memoir “Born To Run.”

Springsteen’s project will compete for the honor alongside audio projects by Neil Degrasse Tyson (“Astrophysics For People In A Hurry”), Shelly Peiken (“Confessions Of A Serial Songwriter”), Bernie Sanders And Mark Ruffal (“Our Revolution: A Future to Believe In”), and Carrie Fisher (“The Princess Diarist”).

“Born To Run” debuted at No.1 on The New York Times Best Sellers List last fall while also entering in top spot in Canada, UK/Ireland, Germany, Denmark, and Sweden.


See also:

Bruce Springsteen announces solo Broadway shows
Bruce Springsteen expands concert archive releases
Bruce Springsteen releases final concert performance with Clarence Clemons
Bruce Springsteen memoir tops New York Times Best Sellers list
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Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Pearl Jam launch Let’s Play Two online baseball game


photo: Danny Clinch

Pearl Jam have launched their own version of a classic home-run derby with their new 8-bit baseball game promoting their newly-released concert film, “Let’s Play Two.”

Fans can play as any one of the members of Pearl Jam while earning high scores to unlock exclusive content and the chance to win a signed Chicago Cubs baseball and custom Pearl Jam baseball bat.

Play Pearl Jam baseball now at 8bitbaseball.pearjam.com

Directed by Danny Clinch, “Let’s Play Two” captures footage from the final two shows of the band’s 2016 North American tour at Wrigley Field in Chicago, IL.

"In my films and photographs, I love to explore the relationship between a band, their fans and the location," explains Clinch. "When it happens that the main characters of your film are Pearl Jam, the Chicago Cubs, their fans, and Wrigley Field during a historic moment, you know it's going to be epic.

“Our instincts were correct to follow the story and it took us to a historic Game 7 of the World Series ending a hundred-and-eight-year drought for the Cubs. I have learned to welcome the unexpected and it always pays off if you're ready for it."


“Let’s Play Two” is available on Blu-ray and DVD, while a companion soundtrack album is offered on vinyl, CD and digital formats.



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VIDEO: Pearl Jam preview Corduroy from Let’s Play Two concert film
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VIDEO: Liam Gallagher performs on The Tonight Show


photo: Andrew Lipovsky / NBC

Liam Gallagher performed his new single, “Come Back To Me”, on NBC-TV's The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon on November 28, and official footage from the program is streaming online.

“Come Back To Me” is the fifth track issued from the Oasis frontman’s solo debut “As You Were”, which was launched with the lead single, “Wall Of Glass.”

Produced by Greg Kurstin (Adele, Beck) and Dan Grech-Marguerat (Radiohead, Mumford And Sons), “As You Were” recently topped the UK album charts and hit No. 30 on the US Billboard 200 upon its release last month.

Gallagher delivered his US solo debut set during a secret show at the McKittrick Hotel in New York on July 18 and made headlines when he shut down his August 3 performance at Lollapalooza in Chicago, IL after just four songs due to vocal issues he experienced during a show at the city’s Park West venue the night before.

The rocker is currently performing a brief run of North American club dates before returning home to begin a UK tour next week.


See also:

Liam Gallagher releases Come Back To Me video
VIDEO: Liam Gallagher performs Oasis classic on BBC Radio 2
VIDEO: Liam Gallagher performs on The Late Late Show with James Corden
PRO VIDEO: Liam Gallagher performs Wall Of Glass at Reading festival
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U2 to perform on Saturday Night Live



U2 will be the featured musical guest on NBC-TV’s Saturday Night Live on December 2.

The band will appear on the episode guest-hosted by Lady Bird actress and fellow Irishwoman Saoirse Ronan on the day after the release of their new album, “Songs Of Experience.”

The broadcast will mark U2’s fourth performance on the long-running late night program.

The companion to 2014’s “Songs Of Innocence” was completed earlier this year with a series of producers – including Jacknife Lee and Ryan Tedder, Steve Lillywhite, Andy Barlow and Jolyon Thomas – following recording sessions in Dublin, New York and Los Angeles.

The two projects draw inspiration from a collection of poems, “Songs Of Innocence And Experience”, by the 18th century English mystic and poet William Blake.

U2 will begin a North American tour in support of “Songs Of Experience” on May 2 in Tulsa, OK.


U2
“Songs Of Experience”

Release date: December 1

01. "Love Is All We Have Left"
02. "Lights of Home"
03. "You’re The Best Thing About Me"
04. "Get Out of Your Own Way"
05. "American Soul"
06. "Summer of Love"
07. "Red Flag Day"
08. "The Showman (Little More Better)"
09. "The Little Things That Give You Away"
10. "Landlady"
11. "The Blackout"
12. "Love Is Bigger Than Anything in Its Way"
13. "13 (There is a Light)"

Deluxe Edition Tracks:

14. "Ordinary Love (Extraordinary Mix)"
15. "Book Of Your Heart"
16. "Lights of Home (St Peter's String Version)"
17. "You're The Best Thing About Me (U2 vs Kygo)"

See also:

U2 announce new album and North American tour
U2 release video for You’re The Best Thing About Me
U2 cancel St. Louis concert over security concerns
VIDEO: U2 perform on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon
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Gregg Allman’s final album nominated for two Grammy Awards



Gregg Allman’s final studio album, “Southern Blood”, has been nominated for two Grammy Awards.

Released in September – just four months after the singer passed away from complications of liver cancer at the age of 69 – the project is a finalist for “Best Americana Album” while the lead single, “My Only True Friend”, will compete for “Best American Roots Song” at the 60th annual event, set for January 28 in New York and broadcast live by the CBS television network.

In the “Best Americana Album” category, “Southern Blood” is nominated alongside records by Brent Cobb, Iron & Wine, Jason Isbell And The 400 Unit, and The Mavericks, while “My Only True Friend” by Allman and Scott Sharrard goes head-to-head as a songwriter’s honor against tracks performed by David Rawlings, The Mavericks, Jason Isbell And The 400 Unit, and Rodney Crowell Featuring Rosanne Cash & John Paul White.

Produced by Don Was, “Southern Blood” presents a collection of songs written by Allman’s friends and favourite artists, including Jackson Browne, Willie Dixon, Jerry Garcia & Robert Hunter, Lowell George and Spooner Oldham & Dan Penn.

“As his producer, I was dedicated to helping Gregg crystallize his vision for the record and to help make sure that this vision made it to the tape,” says Was. “He was a musical hero of mine and, in later years, had become a good friend. The gravitas of this particular situation was not lost on me.

“Gregg was a sweet, humble man with a good heart and good intentions and it was a great honor to help him put his musical affairs in order and say a proper farewell.”


Gregg was inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in 1995 as a member of The Allman Brothers Band, who performed their final show at the Beacon Theater in New York City on October 28, 2014 after 45 years together.

60th annual Grammy Awards
Nominations

Best Americana Album


• “Southern Blood” - Gregg Allman
• “Shine On Rainy Day” - Brent Cobb
• “Beast Epic” - Iron & Wine
• “The Nashville Sound” - Jason Isbell And The 400 Unit
• “Brand New Day” - The Mavericks

Best American Roots Song

• “Cumberland Gap” – David Rawlings & Gillian Welch, songwriters (David Rawlings)
• “I Wish You Well” – Raul Malo & Alan Miller, songwriters (The Mavericks)
• “If We Were Vampires” – Jason Isbell, songwriter (Jason Isbell And The 400 Unit)
• “It Ain't Over Yet” – Rodney Crowell, songwriter (Rodney Crowell Featuring Rosanne Cash & John Paul White)
• “My Only True Friend” - Gregg Allman & Scott Sharrard, songwriters (Gregg Allman)


See also:

Gregg Allman releases video for I Love The Life I Live
AUDIO: Gregg Allman streams Willie Dixon classic from final album
Gregg Allman tribute events announced
Gregg Allman streams My Only True Friend lyric video
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Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Mastodon: Emperor Of Sand picks up two Grammy nominations




Mastodon’s seventh album, “Emperor Of Sand”, has picked up a pair of Grammy nominations ahead of the 60th annual event this January.

“We are honored to be nominated for 2 #GRAMMYs this year!,” says the band. “Our album ‘Emperor of Sand’ has been nominated for Best Rock Album and our song ‘Sultan’s Curse’ has been nominated for Best Metal Performance. Thanks to our fans for all of the amazing support since the album was released earlier this year!”

Recorded last year with producer Brendan O’Brien at the Quarry in Kennesaw, GA, the project debuted at No. 7 on the Billboard 200 in April with opening week sales of 43,000 copies.

The feat marked the Atlanta band’s third US Top 10 following 2014's "Once More 'Round The Sun" (No. 6) and 2011's "The Hunter" (No. 10).

“Emperor Of Sand” will compete for “Best Rock Album” alongside records by Metallica, Nothing More, Queens Of The Stone Age and The War On Drugs.

In the “Best Metal Performance” category, “Sultan’s Curse” is joined by tracks from fellow nominees August Burns Red, Body Count, Code Orange and Meshuggah.

The 60th annual Grammy Awards will be broadcast live on CBS from Madison Square Garden in New York City on Sunday, January 28.

Currently playing shows across Europe, Mastodon will wrap up their 2017 live schedule in London, UK on December 10.

60th annual Grammy Awards
Nominations

Best Rock Album


"Emperor Of Sand" - Mastodon
"Hardwired…To Self-Destruct" - Metallica
"The Stories We Tell Ourselves" - Nothing More
"Villains" - Queens Of The Stone Age
"A Deeper Understanding" - The War On Drugs

Best Metal Performance

“Invisible Enemy” - August Burns Red
“Black Hoodie” - Body Count
“Forever” - Code Orange
“Sultan’s Curse” - Mastodon
“Clockworks” - Meshuggah


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Rolling Stones earn Grammy nomination for blues covers album



The Rolling Stones have earned a Grammy Awards nomination in the Best Traditional Blues Album category for their 2016 covers record, “Blue & Lonesome.”

Recorded over three days in December 2015 at British Grove Studios in West London, the band’s first studio album in over a decade features a pair of guest appearances by Eric Clapton and updated versions of tunes originally recorded by blues legends Willie Dixon, Howlin’ Wolf, Little Walter and Magic Sam, among others.

The group played live in the studio without overdubs and were joined on two tunes by Clapton, who happened to be in the next studio making his own record.

“Blue & Lonesome” debuted at No. 1 in both the UK and Australia while snagging a No. 4 entry on the US Billboard 200.

The 60th annual Grammy Awards will be broadcast live from Madison Square Garden in New York City on Sunday, January 28 via the CBS Television Network.

Earlier this year, Mick Jagger confirmed that The Rolling Stones are working on new music, which would represent their first project of new songs since 2005’s “A Bigger Bang.”

On December 1, the band will release “On Air”, a collection of live recordings of the group between 1963 to 1965 from a variety of BBC shows from the era.

60th annual Grammy Awards
Nominees

Best Traditional Blues Album


• "Migration Blues" - Eric Bibb
• "Elvin Bishop's Big Fun Trio" - Elvin Bishop's Big Fun Trio
• "Roll And Tumble" - R.L. Boyce
• "Sonny & Brownie's Last Train" - Guy Davis & Fabrizio Poggi
• "Blue & Lonesome" - The Rolling Stones


See also:

AUDIO: Rolling Stones stream 1963 BBC performance of Roll Over Beethoven
AUDIO: Rolling Stones stream 1965 BBC performance of Satisfaction
AUDIO: Rolling Stones preview 1960s BBC live package On Air
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Foo Fighters snag pair of Grammy Awards nominations




The Foo Fighters single, “Run”, has earned the band a pair of nominations for the upcoming 60th annual Grammy Awards.

A contender in both the “Best Rock Song” and “Best Rock Performance” categories, the lead single from the group’s ninth album, “Concrete And Gold”, was issued more than three months in advance of the record.

“Run” topped the US Billboard Mainstream Rock Songs chart while the project debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, delivering the band their second US chart-topper, following 2011’s “Wasting Light.”

In the “Best Rock Performance” category, the Foos are up against tracks by Chris Cornell, Leonard Cohen, Kaleo and Nothing More, while they will go head-to-head with Metallica, K. Flay, Nothing More and Avenged Sevenfold for “Best Rock Song.”

“Concrete And Gold” producer Greg Kurstin has also been nominated for his work on the album, and others – by Beck, Zayne, Kendrick Lamar, Halsey and Liam Gallagher – in the “Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical” field.

The 60th annual Grammy Awards will be broadcast live on CBS from Madison Square Garden in New York City on Sunday, January 28.

The Foo Fighters are currently playing dates across the US, with the fall run set to wrap up in Salt Lake City, UT on December 12.

60th annual Grammy Awards
Nominations


Best Rock Performance

“You Want It Darker” - Leonard Cohen
“The Promise” - Chris Cornell
“Run” - Foo Fighters
“No Good” - Kaleo
“Go To War” - Nothing More

Best Rock Song

“Atlas, Rise!” - James Hetfield & Lars Ulrich, songwriters (Metallica)
“Blood In The Cut” - JT Daly & Kristine Flaherty, songwriters (K.Flay)
“Go To War” - Ben Anderson, Jonny Hawkins, Will Hoffman, Daniel Oliver, David Pramik & Mark Vollelunga, songwriters (Nothing More)
“Run” - Foo Fighters, songwriters (Foo Fighters)
“The Stage” - Zachary Baker, Brian Haner, Matthew Sanders, Jonathan Seward & Brooks Wackerman, songwriters (Avenged Sevenfold)


See also:

VIDEO: Foo Fighters rock tribute to AC/DC’s Malcolm Young
Foo Fighters extend 2018 North American tour
Foo Fighters to host Cal Jam 18
VIDEO: Dave Grohl joins Guns N’ Roses for Paradise City in Tulsa
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Metallica nominated for two Grammy Awards



Metallica’s latest album, “Hardwired…To Self-Destruct”, has delivered the veteran metal band a pair of nominations for honors at the 60th annual Grammy Awards in January.

In the running for “Best Rock Album” of the year, the group’s tenth studio effort goes up against releases by Mastodon, Nothing More, Queens Of The Stone Age and The War On Drugs.

“Hardwired…” debuted at No. 1 on the US Billboard 200 last November with opening week sales of 291,000 equivalent album units, of which 282,000 were in traditional album sales.

The track “Atlas, Rise!” has been recognized as a finalist in the “Best Rock Song” category alongside tunes by the Foo Fighters, Avenged Sevenfold, Nothing More and K. Flay.

The second single from “Hardwired…” topped the US Billboard Mainstream Rock chart upon its release last fall as the band were playing warm-up dates for the WorldWired tour in South America.

The latest recognition marks Metallica’s 22nd and 23rd Grammy nominations; the band have won nine times since 1989.

The 60th annual Grammy Awards will be broadcast live on CBS from Madison Square Garden in New York City on Sunday, January 28.

Metallica recently headlined a benefit concert at San Francisco's AT&T Park for those affected by the wildfires in California.

The band will return to live action with a spring 2018 run across Europe that will begin in Lisbon, Portugal on February 1.

60th annual Grammy Awards
Nominations


Best Rock Album

"Emperor Of Sand" - Mastodon
"Hardwired…To Self-Destruct" - Metallica
"The Stories We Tell Ourselves" - Nothing More
"Villains" - Queens Of The Stone Age
"A Deeper Understanding" - The War On Drugs

Best Rock Song

“Atlas, Rise!” - James Hetfield & Lars Ulrich, songwriters (Metallica)
“Blood In The Cut” - JT Daly & Kristine Flaherty, songwriters (K.Flay)
“Go To War” - Ben Anderson, Jonny Hawkins, Will Hoffman, Daniel Oliver, David Pramik & Mark Vollelunga, songwriters (Nothing More)
“Run” - Foo Fighters, songwriters (Foo Fighters)
“The Stage” - Zachary Baker, Brian Haner, Matthew Sanders, Jonathan Seward & Brooks Wackerman, songwriters (Avenged Sevenfold)


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VIDEO: Metallica headline California wildfire relief benefit concert
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Monday, November 27, 2017

AC/DC: Malcolm Young remembered at private Sydney funeral service



AC/DC guitarist Malcolm Young was honored by family, friends and fans during a private funeral service at St Mary's Cathedral in Sydney, Australia on November 28.

ABC News reports Young – who passed away November 18 at the age of 64 following a lengthy battle with dementia – was remembered as both a legendary guitarist and humble friend by those in attendance.

The guitarist’s longtime AC/DC bandmates Brian Johnson and Phil Rudd were on hand alongside members of the Australian rock community, including Jimmy Barnes and Rose Tattoo vocalist Angry Anderson, as fans lined the streets outside the cathedral.

Young’s beloved Gretsch guitar, nicknamed "the beast", rested on top of his coffin during the service.

Members from Young's family did not speak, but thanked mourners for their support with a statement in a program that included a customized guitar pick as a tribute.

"Malcom's family thank you for your love, support and overwhelming outpouring of kindness during this time,” read the program insert. “They ask that you remember Malcolm as a man who was generous and had immense talent. His enormous legacy to his family and the music industry worldwide will never be forgotten."

The service was followed by a private family burial.

Young is survived by his wife O'Linda, two children and three grandchildren.

Malcolm and Angus’ older brother George Young – the co-founder of The Easybeatspassed away just last month at the age of 70.

Malcolm formed AC/DC with Angus in Sydney in 1973.

The band went on to sell more than 200 million albums worldwide, including 71 million albums in the United States alone.

AC/DC were inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in 2003.

Malcolm retired from the group in 2014 after the band confirmed his dementia and he entered a full-time health care facility.


See also:

AC/DC: Malcolm Young funeral plans announced
AC/DC singer Brian Johnson pays tribute to Malcolm Young
VIDEO: Foo Fighters rock tribute to AC/DC’s Malcolm Young
AC/DC co-founder Malcolm Young dead at 64
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Liam Gallagher releases Come Back To Me video



Liam Gallagher has released a video for “Come Back To Me”, the latest track from his solo album debut, “As You Were.”

Directed by Shane Meadows, the clip was filmed at King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut in Glasgow, Scotland - the same venue where Oasis were famously discovered by music industry executive Alan McGee in 1993.

Produced by Greg Kurstin (Adele, Beck) and Dan Grech-Marguerat (Radiohead, Mumford And Sons), “As You Were” recently topped the UK album charts and hit No. 30 on the US Billboard 200 upon its release last month.

“Come Back To Me” is the fifth tune issued from the set, which was launched with the lead single, “Wall Of Glass.”

Gallagher is currently performing a brief run of North American club dates before returning home for a UK tour that will start next week.



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VIDEO: Liam Gallagher performs Oasis classic on BBC Radio 2
VIDEO: Liam Gallagher performs on The Late Late Show with James Corden
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Steely Dan legal battle heats up




The estate of the late Walter Becker has responded to a lawsuit launched by singer Donald Fagen over the rights to control Steely Dan in the aftermath of the guitarist’s passing on September 3 from esophageal cancer.

Fagen and Becker’s widow, Delia, are reportedly at odds over the status of a 1972 Buy/Sell agreement that stipulated that if a member of Steely Dan quit or died, the band would purchase all of that member's shares in the group.

“We believe the agreement to which Mr. Fagen refers in his suit – drafted 45 years ago – was not in effect at the time of Walter’s death,” a representative for Becker's estate said in a statement. “Mr. Fagen's lawsuit, riddled with half-truths and omissions, misleadingly fails to state that the day after Walter died, Mr. Fagen had his lawyer send a demand letter to Walter’s estate, thus beginning a legal campaign against Walter’s family immediately after his death.

“The misrepresentation that his widow, Ms. Cioffi initiated any litigious action is simply untrue. In our view, Mr. Fagen is unfairly trying to deprive Walter’s family of the fruits of their joint labors.”

“Since Walter’s passing, we have endeavored to achieve a compromise with Mr. Fagen,”
continues the statement. “We were close to a resolution with his longtime counsel who he suddenly fired. We then negotiated in good faith with replacement counsel who Mr. Fagen also fired. Mr. Fagen’s third and current lawyer did not even attempt to contact us prior to filing a lawsuit.

“While we regret Mr. Fagen’s latest actions, we will vigorously defend against his unwarranted and frivolous case.”


In his lawsuit, Fagen alleges that he received a letter from Becker’s estate four days after the guitarist’s death stating that the 1972 deal was “of no force or effect", that Delia be appointed a director or officer of Steely Dan, and that she was entitled to 50 percent ownership of the group.

"Fagen, acting on behalf of himself and on behalf of Steely Dan, as its sole remaining officer and director,” reads the suit, “hereby exercises the mandatory provision of the Buy/Sell Agreement requiring Steely Dan to purchase Becker's shares."

The suit notes that in 2009, Becker "reaffirmed his commitment to the Buy/Sell Agreement and its validity" and that, by the 2010s, the pair were the "only remaining shareholders and signatories to the Buy/Sell Agreement."

"Mr. Fagen reluctantly took this step in response to certain actions of Mr. Becker's estate,” responded Fagen's attorney Skip Miller to the estate’s statement. “The main point is that the Buy/Sell agreement at the heart of the suit is as valid as the day it was signed. It's something Mr. Becker felt strongly about keeping in place and honoring, even during his years of illness.

“Mr. Fagen believes Mr. Becker's estate is entitled to receive all normal royalties on the songs they wrote together. But this case is about the future of the band, and we will vigorously defend the contract."


Formed in 1972, Steely Dan went on to sell more than 40 million albums worldwide and were inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in 2001.


See also:

Steely Dan: Donald Fagen sues Walter Becker’s estate
Steely Dan: Walter Becker cause of death confirmed
Steely Dan: Donald Fagen cancels solo shows due to illness
Steely Dan announce first tour following death of Walter Becker
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AUDIO: Judas Priest preview Firepower title track



Judas Priest are streaming a snippet of the title track to their forthcoming album, “Firepower”, as the first preview of the set ahead of its release next spring.

The band are also giving fans the first look at the cover art for their 18th studio record, which was produced by Andy Sneap and Tom Allom; the project marks the follow-up to 2014’s “Redeemer Of Souls.”

The group will launch “Firepower” on a spring North American tour – with guests Saxon and Black Star Riders – on March 13 in Wilkes Barre, PA.

Judas Priest are among the nominees currently under consideration for induction into the 2018 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame.

Fans can vote for their favorite nominees daily until December 5 at rockhall.com as part of creating a “fan’s ballot” for Rock Hall voting members.

The 2018 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame inductees will be announced next month and the ceremony will take place at the Public Auditorium in Cleveland, OH on April 14.


See also:

Judas Priest announce Firepower North American tour
VIDEO: Judas Priest launch fan vote campaign for Rock Hall induction
Judas Priest: Rob Halford comments on Rock Hall nomination
Judas Priest, Dire Straits, The Cars among 2018 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame nominees
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Friday, November 24, 2017

Iron Maiden expand Legacy Of The Beast European tour



Iron Maiden have expanded the Legacy Of The Beast summer 2018 European tour with the addition of three new concert dates.

Set to begin in Tallinn, Estonia on May 26, the band will now play second shows in Helsinki, FI (May 29), Paris, FR (Jul 6) and London, UK (Aug 11) “due to phenomenal demand.”

Tickets for the three new shows are on sale now; an updated tour schedule can be viewed below.

The 2018 run will see Iron Maiden mix headline shows with festival appearances – including Sweden Rock, Italy’s Firenze Rocks, Austria’s Novarock, Belgium’s Graspop Metal Meeting, France’s Hellfest and Hungary’s Volt Festival, among others.

Special guests Killswitch Engage will join the group on headline dates from May 26 to July 1 inclusive, and in the UK from July 31 to August 10 inclusive; guests on other shows are currently being finalized and will be announced soon.

According to Iron Maiden manager Rod Smallwood, the set list will cover a large selection of 80s material with a handful of surprises from later albums to add diversity.

"As our fans know, we've been following a particular touring cycle ever since Bruce Dickinson and Adrian Smith rejoined Maiden at the start of the millennium, alternating new album tours with 'History/Hits' tours,” explains Smallwood. “We enjoy working this way for many reasons, not least because it gives the band a chance to play both new material and the older favourites which we know fans like to hear. It keeps things fresh, not just for the fans but for the band too.”

Iron Maiden have just released “The Book Of Souls: Live Chapter”, a concert film and audio project that recreates the band’s setlist from songs filmed on their 2017 Book Of Souls world tour, which wrapped up with two dates at New York’s Barclays Center in July.


Iron Maiden
Legacy Of The Beast World Tour

European leg – summer 2018

May 26 - Tallinn, Estonia @ Saku Arena,Estonia
May 28 - Helsinki, Finland @ Hartwall Arena
May 29 - Helsinki, Finland @ Hartwall Arena ** new add
Jun 01 - Stockholm, Sweden @ Tele2 Arena
Jun 03 - Trondheim, Norway @ Rocks Dahls Arena
Jun 05 - Copenhagen, Denmark @ Royal Arena
Jun 07 - Sölvesborg, Sweden @ Sweden Rock Festival
Jun 09 - Munich, Germany @ Rockavaria, Königsplatz
Jun 10 - Hannover, Germany @ Expo Plaza
Jun 13 - Berlin, Germany @ Waldbuhne
Jun 16 - Florence, Italy @ Firenze Rocks
Jun 17 - Nickelsdorf, Austria @ Novarock
Jun 20 - Prague, Czech Republic @ Letnany Airport
Jun 22 - Dessel, Belgium @ Graspop Metal Meeting
Jun 24 - Clisson, France @ Hellfest
Jun 26 - Geneva, Switzerland @ Arena
Jun 28 - Sopron, Hungary @ Volt Festival
Jun 30 - Freiburg, Germany @ Messegelaende
Jul 01 - Arnhem, Netherlands @ Gelredome
Jul 05 - Paris, France @ AccorsHotel Arena
Jul 06 - Paris, France @ AccorsHotel Arena ** new add
Jul 09 - Milan, Italy @ San Siro Ippodromo
Jul 10 - Zurich, Switzerland @ Hallenstadion
Jul 13 - Lisbon, Portugal @ Altice Arena
Jul 14 - Madrid, Spain @ Wanda Metropolitano Stadium
Jul 17 - Trieste, Italy @ Piazza Della Unita D'Italia
Jul 20 - Athens, Greece @ Rockwave
Jul 22 - Plovdiv, Bulgaria @ Hills Of Rock
Jul 24 - Zagreb, Croatia @ Arena
Jul 27 - Krakow, Poland @ Tauron Arena
Jul 31 - Newcastle, UK @ Radio Arena
Aug 02 - Belfast, UK @ SSE Arena
Aug 04 - Aberdeen, UK @ Exhibition & Conference Centre
Aug 06 - Manchester, UK @ Arena
Aug 07 - Birmingham, UK @ Genting Arena
Aug 10 - London, UK @ O2 Arena
Aug 11 - London, UK @ O2 Arena ** new add

** new add


See also:

Iron Maiden announce Legacy Of The Beast European tour
Iron Maiden singer’s memoir hits New York Times Best Sellers List
Iron Maiden singer Bruce Dickinson announces UK and US book tours
VIDEO: Iron Maiden preview The Book Of Souls concert film and live album
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Thursday, November 23, 2017

AUDIO: Rolling Stones stream 1963 BBC performance of Roll Over Beethoven



The Rolling Stones are streaming a 1963 BBC live recording of the Chuck Berry classic, “Roll Over Beethoven”, as the latest preview to the forthcoming package, “On Air.”

Captured on the BBC’s “Saturday Club” program on October 26, 1963, the tune is one of eight songs on the project that the band have never recorded or released commercially.

Due December 1, “On Air” delivers a collection of live recordings of the group between 1963 to 1965 from a variety of BBC shows from the era.

“Roll Over Beethoven” is the third song previewed from the set, following a 1963 take on Chuck Berry’s “Come On” and a 1965 run-through of their own signature hit, “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction.”

“On Air” will be available as an 18-track single CD, 2LP and 32-track deluxe 2CD editions.

The audio collection “On Air” follows the recent release of a companion book, “The Rolling Stones On Air In The Sixties.”

Written by author Richard Havers and subtitled “TV And Radio History As It Happened”, the project delivers a look at the band’s rise to fame during their early years.


The Rolling Stones
“On Air”

Release date: December 1

01. "Come On" – Saturday Club – 26 October 1963
02. "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" – Saturday Club – 18 September 1965
03. "Roll Over Beethoven" – Saturday Club – 26 October 1963
04. "The Spider And The Fly" – Yeah Yeah – 30 August 1965
05. "Cops And Robbers" – Blues In Rhythm – 9 May 1964
06. "It’s All Over Now" – The Joe Loss Pop Show – 17 July 1964
07. "Route 66" – Blues In Rhythm – 9 May 1964
08. "Memphis, Tennessee" – Saturday Club – 26 October 1963
09. "Down The Road Apiece" – Top Gear – 6 March 1965
10. "The Last Time" – Top Gear – 6 March 1965
11. "Cry To Me" – Saturday Club – 18 September 1965
12. "Mercy, Mercy" –Yeah Yeah – 30 August 1965
13. "Oh! Baby (We Got A Good Thing Goin')" – Saturday Club – 18 September 1965
14. "Around And Around" – Top Gear – 23 July 1964
15. "Hi Heel Sneakers" – Saturday Club – 18 April 1964
16. "Fannie Mae" – Saturday Club – 18 September 1965
17. "You Better Move On" – Blues In Rhythm – 9 May 1964
18. "Mona" – Blues In Rhythm – 9 May 1964

Bonus Tracks (Deluxe)

19. "I Wanna Be Your Man" – Saturday Club – 8 February 1964
20. "Carol" – Saturday Club – 18 April 1964
21. "I'm Moving On" – The Joe Loss Pop Show – 10 April 1964
22. "If You Need Me" – The Joe Loss Pop Show – 17 July 1964
23. "Walking The Dog" – Saturday Club – 8 February 1964
24. "Confessin' The Blues" – The Joe Loss Pop Show – 17 July 1964
25. "Everybody Needs Somebody To Love" – Top Gear – 6 March 1965
26. "Little By Little" – The Joe Loss Pop Show – 10 April 1964
27. "Ain't That Loving You Baby" – Rhythm And Blues – 31 October 1964
28. "Beautiful Delilah" – Saturday Club – 18 April 1964
29. "Crackin’ Up" – Top Gear – 23 July 1964
30. "I Can’t Be Satisfied" – Top Gear – 23 July 1964
31. "I Just Want to Make Love To You" – Saturday Club – 18 April 1964
32. "2120 South Michigan Avenue" – Rhythm And Blues – 31 October 1964


See also:

AUDIO: Rolling Stones stream 1965 BBC performance of Satisfaction
AUDIO: Rolling Stones preview 1960s BBC live package On Air
VIDEO: The Rolling Stones stream Wild Horses from Sticky Fingers Live
VIDEO: The Rolling Stones rock 1971 classic on Sticky Fingers Live
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Wednesday, November 22, 2017

VIDEO: Pearl Jam stream 1993 classic from Let’s Play Two concert film


photo: Danny Clinch

Pearl Jam are streaming video of a performance of their 1993 track, “Go”, from the newly-released concert film “Let’s Play Two.”

The lead single from the Seattle band’s second album, “Vs.”, hit No. 3 on the US Billboard Mainstream Rock Chart while the project debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, where it remained for its first five weeks.

Directed by Danny Clinch, “Let’s Play Two” captures footage from the final two shows of the band’s 2016 North American tour at Wrigley Field in Chicago, IL.

The film’s title pays tribute to the late Cubs great Ernie Banks, who shared his love of the game with his legendary catchphrase: “It’s a beautiful day for a ballgame…let’s play two!”

“The first time you walk into Wrigley Field,” says frontman and lifelong Chicago Cubs fan Eddie Vedder, “it’s like stepping into Oz.”

“Let’s Play Two” is available on Blu-ray and DVD, while a companion soundtrack album is offered on vinyl, CD and digital formats.



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VIDEO: Pearl Jam preview Corduroy from Let’s Play Two concert film
Pearl Jam/Soundgarden drummer Matt Cameron streams All At Once from solo album debut
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AC/DC: Malcolm Young funeral plans announced



AC/DC co-founder and rhythm guitarist Malcolm Young will be remembered by friends and family during a funeral service at St. Mary's Cathedral in Sydney, Australia on November 28.

Young passed away November 18 at the age of 64 following a lengthy battle with dementia.

News.com.au reports the funeral is expected to be attended by the extended Young family, who lost Malcolm’s older brother George – the co-founder of The Easybeatsjust last month at the age of 70.

It is believed his family, who have always shunned the public spotlight, has requested the service not be broadcast so they can mourn the late rocker privately.

Young’s funeral will be held at 11am on the same day as the ARIA Awards, the annual celebration of Australian music; many members of the industry are expected to attend the service.

Malcolm formed AC/DC with younger brother Angus in Sydney in 1973.

The band went on to sell more than 200 million albums worldwide, including 71 million albums in the United States alone.

AC/DC were inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in 2003.

Malcolm retired from the group in 2014 after the band confirmed his dementia and he entered a full-time health care facility.


See also:

AC/DC singer Brian Johnson pays tribute to Malcolm Young
VIDEO: Foo Fighters rock tribute to AC/DC’s Malcolm Young
AC/DC co-founder Malcolm Young dead at 64
VIDEO: Guns N’ Roses perform tribute to late AC/DC producer George Young
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Steely Dan: Donald Fagen sues Walter Becker’s estate



Steely Dan singer Donald Fagen is suing the estate of his late bandmate, Walter Becker, as a legal battle begins over control of the band and its brand in the aftermath of the guitarist’s passing on September 3 from esophageal cancer.

Rolling Stone reports the Fagen and Becker’s widow, Delia, are at odds over the status of a 1972 Buy/Sell agreement that stipulated that if a member of Steely Dan quit or died, the band would purchase all of that member's shares in the group.

Fagen reportedly received a letter from Becker’s estate four days after the guitarist’s death stating that the 1972 deal was “of no force or effect", that Delia be appointed a director or officer of Steely Dan, and that she was entitled to 50 percent ownership of the group.

"Fagen, acting on behalf of himself and on behalf of Steely Dan, as its sole remaining officer and director,” reads the suit, “hereby exercises the mandatory provision of the Buy/Sell Agreement requiring Steely Dan to purchase Becker's shares.".

The suit notes that in 2009, Becker "reaffirmed his commitment to the Buy/Sell Agreement and its validity" and that, by the 2010s, the pair were the "only remaining shareholders and signatories to the Buy/Sell Agreement."

Fagen is also suing Steely Dan's longtime business management firm Nigro, Karlin, Segal, Feldstein & Bolno, alleging the company has been withholding royalty statements and records regarding tour income.

With more than 40 million albums sold worldwide, Steely Dan were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001.

“I intend to keep the music we created together alive as long as I can with the Steely Dan band,” wrote Fagen in a heartfelt note following the loss of his longtime friend and bandmate.


See also:

Steely Dan: Walter Becker cause of death confirmed
Steely Dan: Donald Fagen cancels solo shows due to illness
Steely Dan announce first tour following death of Walter Becker
Steely Dan co-founder Walter Becker dead at 67
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VIDEO: Black Sabbath stream Iron Man from farewell concert film The End



Black Sabbath are streaming video of their 1970 classic, “Iron Man”, from their newly-released farewell concert film, “The End.”

The second single from the band’s sophomore album, “Paranoid”, reached No. 52 on the US Billboard Hot 100 while the album peaked at No. 12 on the US Billboard 200.

Originally entitled “The End Of The End”, the 2017 package has been renamed simply “The End.”

Directed by Dick Carruthers (Led Zeppelin, Rolling Stones, Aerosmith, Oasis), the project presents the last concert under the Sabbath brand by three-quarters of the original lineup in their hometown of Birmingham, England this past February.

“Because it was Birmingham, it was a special night for us,” says guitarist Tony Iommi. “It was great to look out and know that all these people have come to see us. What a great feeling. There’s nothing like it.”

Available via Blu-ray/CD, DVD/CD, 2CD and 3LP configurations, all visual formats feature special bonus material of the band playing a selection of their favorite songs not performed on the farewell trek; these intimate live sessions at Angelic Studios were recorded in the days after their final live performance.

With more than 70 million albums sold worldwide, Black Sabbath were inducted into the UK Music Hall Of Fame in 2005 and the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in 2006.


See also:

Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward hospitalized with heart problems
VIDEO: Black Sabbath stream War Pigs from farewell concert film The End
VIDEO: Black Sabbath stream N.I.B. from farewell concert film The End
Ozzy Osbourne announces farewell world tour
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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Anthrax announce album reissues



Anthrax will reissue a pair of albums – 2003’s “We've Come For You All” and 2004’s “The Greater Of Two Evils” – on December 22.

The band’s ninth album, “We’ve Come For You All” was the band’s first with Rob Caggiano on lead guitar and their final original studio release with vocalist John Bush. Produced by Caggiano, the set featured guest appearances by Pantera guitarist Dimebag Darrell and The Who vocalist Roger Daltrey; the project reached No. 122 on the US Billboard 200.

The compilation record “The Greater Of Two Evils” delivers fourteen songs from the group’s early era that were initially released between 1984 and 1990. Originally sung by Neil Turbin and Joey Belladonna, the tunes were selected via a fan vote and re-recorded live in the studio with Bush on vocals.

The 2017 reissue sees the two albums available in a 2CD package, as well as individually on limited-edition gatefold vinyl.

The reissues follow the December 12 release of guitarist Scott Ian’s new book, “Access All Areas: Stories From A Hard Rock Life.”

Ian recounts his craziest rock stories as he shares tales of humor, excess, fun, debauchery, food, booze, and mayhem from his many years on the road.

Fans will also learn of the Anthrax co-founder’s encounters with fellow rockers like David Lee Roth, Motorhead’s Lemmy Kilmister, Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo, Pantera legend Dimebag Darrell, Slayer, and Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails, among others.

“Access All Areas” follow’s Ian’s 2014 memoir, “I’m The Man: The Official Story Of Anthrax”, which detailed Ian’s life growing up in Queens, NY, discovering rock and roll, and forming the thrash metal pioneers in 1981.

Anthrax
2CD reissue package
Release date: December 22

CD1 - "We've Come For You All"

01. Contact
02. What Doesn't Die
03. Superhero
04. Refuse To Be Denied
05. Safe Home
06. Any Place But Here
07. Nobody Knows Anything
08. Strap It On
09. Black Dahlia
10. Cadillac Rock Box
11. Taking The Music Back
12. Crash
13. Think About An End
14. We've Come For You All
15. Safe Home (Acoustic Version)
16. We're A Happy Family (Acoustic Version)

CD 2 - "The Greater Of Two Evils"

01. Deathrider
02. Metal Thrashing Mad
03. Caught In A Mosh
04. A.I.R.
05. Among The Living
06. Keep It In The Family
07. Indians
08. Madhouse
09. Panic
10. I Am The Law
11. Belly Of The Beast
12. N.F.L. (Nice Fucking Life – Efilgnikcufecin)
13. Be All End All
14. Gung Ho


See also:

Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian announces new book Access All Areas
VIDEO: Anthrax singer performs anthem at NFL pre-season game in Buffalo
Anthrax film UK show for DVD release
VIDEO: Anthrax preview For All Kings expanded tour edition
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The Eagles announce North American tour



The Eagles have announced the first series of dates for a 2018 tour of North America.

The lineup of Don Henley, Joe Walsh and Timothy B. Schmit, with Vince Gill and Deacon Frey, will launch the run in Chicago, IL on March 14, with scattered shows scheduled into late July.

The tour will feature stadium concerts in Orlando, Miami, Denver and Minneapolis with Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefers; Washington D.C. and Philadelphia with James Taylor & His All-Star Band; and Dallas, Texas with Chris Stapleton sharing the bill; with all other dates billed as “An Evening With The Eagles.”

An American Express card presale begins November 28 at 10 AM. local time, withg general public tickets available December 1 and December 2

For ticket details by city, visit eagles.com

The Eagles will release a series of expanded 40th anniversary editions of their 1976 album classic, “Hotel California”, on November 24.

With more than 32 million copies sold worldwide, the project ranks as one of the best-selling albums of all time. The record – which delivered two US No. 1 singles (“New Kid In Town” and the title track) – topped the Billboard 200 for eight weeks and won two Grammy Awards.

The “Hotel California: 40th Anniversary Deluxe Edition” is a new 2-CD/1-Blu-ray Audio package that includes remastered sound, ten previously unreleased live recordings from the era, as well as hi-res stereo and 5.1 mixes. Presented in an 11 x 11 hardbound book, the set also features rare and unseen photos, a replica tour book, and an 11 x 22 poster.

The Eagles
2018 North American tour


Mar 14 – Chicago, IL @ United Center
Mar 23 – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
Apr 14 – Orlando, FL @ Camping World Stadium (w/ Jimmy Buffett)
Apr 21 – Miami, FL @ Hard Rock Stadium (w/ Jimmy Buffett)
May 10 – Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena
Jun 23 – Arlington, TX @ AT&T Stadium (w/ Chris Stapleton)
Jun 28 – Denver, CO @ Coors Field (w/ Jimmy Buffett)
Jun 30 – Minneapolis, MN @ Target Field (w/ Jimmy Buffett)
Jul 15 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
Jul 20 – Boston, MA @ TD Garden
Jul 26 – Washington, DC @ Nationals Park (w/ James Taylor)
Jul 28 – Philadelphia, PA @ Citizens Bank Park (w/ James Taylor)


See also:

VIDEO: The Eagles preview Hotel California 40th anniversary expanded reissue
AUDIO: The Eagles stream debut 1976 live performance of New Kid In Town
AUDIO: The Eagles stream 1976 live recording of Hotel California
The Eagles announce Hotel California 40th anniversary expanded reissue
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