Boy George Touring Solo Album, But Says New Culture Club Disc Is Coming

Photo: Dean StockingsEighties pop icon Boy George is currently touring the U.S. in support of his first solo studio album in nearly two decades, but fans who enjoy his classic material should be happy to hear that a "really strong album" from his band Culture Club is also on the way.

George tells ABC News Radio that he made his new solo album, This Is What I Do, after he attempted to get back together with his Culture Club band mates a few years back...but things didn't go so well.

"I approached them about three years ago and said, 'Look, I think we could make another great record together,' and we kind of found

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New Series of Vintage Rolling Stones Albums Being Released on Clear Vinyl

ABKCO RecordsThree more classic Rolling Stones albums will be reissued on clear vinyl on May 6 as part of ABKCO Records' "Clearly Classic" series that was launched last year.  The new installment includes 1964's 12 x 5, 1969's Through the Past, Darkly (Big Hits Vol. 2) compilation and the 1970 live album Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out! The Rolling Stones in Concert.

12 x 5 was the second full-length Stones album

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Led Zeppelin Releases Two Previously-Unheard Recordings from Upcoming Reissues

Rhino RecordsThe BBC is offering a sneak peek at Led Zeppelin's reissues of their first three albums.

Two previously-unheard recordings from the band have been previewed by the BBC: an early version of "Whole Lotta Love," which will be featured in the re-release of Led Zeppelin II, and Zeppelin's take on the blues classics "Keys to the Highway/Trouble In Mind," which will be included in the Led Zeppelin III re-release.

The early version of "Whole Lotta Love" is different from the one with which fans are familiar. For example,

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Hear New Version of "Hotel California" by Styx, Foreigner and Don Felder; Joint Tour Companion Album Due May 6

ABC PR/GFE ManagementWhen Styx, Foreigner and ex-Eagles guitarist Don Felder announced in February that they'd be hitting the road together this summer, they promised to release a new, collaborative rendition of the Eagles' classic "Hotel California,"  which Felder co-wrote.

Well, on Wednesday that version arrived, streaming exclusively on USA Today's website.  As Felder told ABC News Radio recently, the newly recorded rendition features guitar

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Bruce Springsteen Premieres Video for New Song, "American Beauty"

Columbia RecordsOn Saturday, Bruce Springsteen released a new EP titled American Beauty for Record Store Day.  The EP, which was made available exclusively on 12-inch vinyl, features four previously unreleased songs that were recorded during the same sessions that yielded the Boss' High Hopes album.

Now, a video featuring Springsteen and his E Street Band performing the EP's title track live has debuted online.  The clip was filmed, appropriately, on the day American Beauty was released.  Bruce and

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New Teaser-Trailer Shows Unveiling of Deluxe Reissue of Led Zeppelin's Debut Album

Atlantic Records/RhinoA new video teaser gives Led Zeppelin fans a peek inside the Super Deluxe Box Set edition of the upcoming reissue of their eponymous 1969 debut album.  The 35-second trailer, which you can see on Led Zeppelin's official YouTube channel, is accompanied by audio of a live version of "Communication Breakdown" that's part of the package's bonus content.

As displayed in the video, the Led Zeppelin super deluxe set includes a remastered edition of the original album, both on CD and high-quality vinyl; a CD and double LP featuring

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William Hurt Exits Gregg Allman Biopic Project

Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images; Danny ClinchAnother problem has developed for Midnight Rider, the biographical film about Gregg Allman, as one of the movie's main stars, William Hurt, has dropped out of the troubled production, according to Deadline.  The news follows a tragic accident that occurred this past February during the first day of shooting in Wayne County, Georgia, when a 27-year-old camera assistant named Sarah Jones was killed and seven other crew members were injured ...Read more

New Documentary About The Grateful Dead's Bob Weir Premiering Tonight in NYC

Image credit: Peter SimonA new documentary about founding Grateful Dead singer/guitarist Bob Weir gets its premiere tonight at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City.  The Other One: The Long, Strange Trip of Bob Weir will be shown at the Tribeca Performing Arts Center at 9:30 p.m. ET, and will feature a special musical set by Weir himself following the screening.

The movie follows Weir's life, from his early years as a high-school dropout following author Ken Kesey's

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Joan Jett, Axl Rose Set to Receive Special Honors Tonight at "Revolver" Golden Gods Awards

RevolverMag.comJoan Jett and Guns N' Roses frontman Axl Rose will receive special honors at the sixth annual Revolver Golden Gods Awards, which will take place April 23 at Club Nokia in Los Angeles.

The sixth annual Revolver Golden Gods Awards ceremony takes place tonight in Los Angeles.  Joan Jett and Guns N' Roses frontman Axl Rose both will receive special honors at the big event, which celebrates outstanding achievements by hard-rock

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Peter Frampton Releasing Album of Music from 2013 Ballet Project

Red DistributionPeter Frampton is preparing to release a mini-album featuring musical pieces he created for his 2013 collaboration with the Cincinnati Ballet.  Hummingbird in a Box, which hits stores on June 24, is a suite of seven songs the veteran guitar whiz composed with Nashville-based songwriter Gordon Kennedy, with whom he's worked on his previous three studio efforts.

The music from Hummingbird in a Box was debuted at a series of April 2013 performances by the Cincinnati Ballet at the city's Aronoff Center for the Arts.  Those shows featured Frampton and his band accompanying

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Blondie Marking 40th Anniversary with Two-Disc Package Featuring New Album, Hits Compilation

PRNewsFoto/BlondieBlondie will celebrate its 40th anniversary in a big way, by releasing a new two-disc collection combining a brand-new studio effort and an album of updated versions of the group's best-known tunes.  Due out on May 13, Blondie 4(0) Ever will include the influential New York band's long-awaited 10th studio album, Ghosts of a Download, as well as Deluxe Redux: Greatest Hits, which boasts renditions of 11 classic Blondie songs rerecorded by the veteran ...Read more

Steven Tyler Rescued by Danica Patrick in New Can-Am Spyder Spot

Photo: Steve ErleStar auto racer Danica Patrick comes to the aid of Aerosmith singer Steven Tyler in a new ad for the Can-Am Spyder motorcycle.

In the minute-and-a-half-long spot, Patrick touts a new campaign centered around the three-wheeled motorcycle that she calls the "Paparazzi Escape Vehicle."  She explains that when celebrities are hounded by photographers, they can call 1-844-SPYDER-LA to have a Can-Am Spyder pick them up and whisk them away.

By way of example, we see footage of Tyler being rescued by Patrick from

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Wrist Injury Forces Gregg Allman to Miss Two Scheduled Australian Concerts

Michael Loccisano/GABB14/Getty Images for Blackbird ProductionsHealth issues continue to plague Gregg Allman.  The 66-year-old rocker has had to pull out of the last two dates of his brief Australian tour because he's been hampered by a wrist injury he suffered shortly before heading Down Under.

The affected concerts were a show this past Monday in Sydney and a performance that's scheduled for Wednesday in Melbourne. Neither event was canceled; instead, opening acts Gov't Mule and Devon Allman, Gregg's son, are playing longer sets at each show.

The events' promoters, Bluesfest Touring,

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Crosby, Stills & Nash Add Three New Shows to Upcoming US Tour

Photo: Eleanor StillsCrosby, Stills & Nash fans will have a few more chances to see the legendary folk-rock trio in concert this year in the U.S.  The group, whose 2014 stateside tour stretches from early July all the way to early October, has added three more dates to its itinerary.

The new shows are a July 11 gig at the Beacon Theatre in New York City, the third performance CSN has scheduled at the famed venue this year, and September 16 and 17 concerts in two respective Oregon cities -- Portland and Eugene.  Pre-sale tickets for the three shows

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Aerosmith's Joe Perry Giving Fans the Chance to Buy the Guitar Off His Back

PFA MediaHow would you like to own a guitar autographed by Aerosmith's Joe Perry and played by him at one of the band's Let Rock Rule tour dates this summer with Slash, while also getting to attend that very show?  Well, now you can, if you can afford the $6,999 price tag.

A new promotion called "Joe Perry's Guitar Off My Back" is offering a lucky fan at each stop of the 20-date trek a package that includes two premium tickets and a Gibson Les Paul Studio Model guitar that the legendary rocker will use on stage during the gig and then sign, including a personalized message.  Each package

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Santana Schedules New Series of Shows for Las Vegas Residency

HouseofBlues.comIt's quite the busy year for Carlos Santana and his band.  In addition to releasing their first-ever Spanish-language album, Corazón, on May 6, the Latin-rock legends will be mounting two tours -- one next month in support of the project, and a separate joint trek with Rod Stewart.

Now, Santana also has scheduled a new series of dates as part of its ongoing residency at the House of Blues Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas.  A total of 17 Vegas performances have been confirmed, with nine taking place this

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Report: Paul McCartney Selling Converted Fishing Boat for About $100K

Mary McCartney/MPL CommunicationsPaul McCartney reportedly is selling a 52-foot converted fishing boat on which he used to spend quality time with his late first wife, Linda.  According to The Daily Mail, the Beatles star is asking 60,000 pounds, or about $100,000, for the vessel, which is named Barnaby Rudge after a character in a Charles Dickens novel.

The paper reports that Sir Paul decided

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Man Who Stole Peter Frampton's Luggage at Denver Airport Last Summer Receives Suspended Jail Sentence

Photo: Gregg RothA man who was convicted of stealing Peter Frampton's luggage at Denver International Airport last July has received a suspended jail sentence and fines totaling more than $8,800.  John Allen Papelbon confessed to a local detective that he stole seven bags from the airport, one of which belonged to the veteran guitar whiz, the Denver Post reports.

According to the newspaper, state records show that a judge sentenced the 52-year-old Thornton to 60 days in jail on Friday, but suspended

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Paul McCartney Postpones Concert in Santiago, Chile; Announces Five New US Tour Dates

Photo: MJ KimPaul McCartney just kicked off a new Latin American leg of his Out There Tour over the weekend, and the road trip already has hit a speed bump.  The legendary Beatle has postponed the trek's second show, which had been scheduled to take place at the Movistar Arena in Santiago, Chile, on Monday, April 21, because a plane carrying his equipment didn't arrive in the city on time.

The concert now is scheduled for this Wednesday, April 23.  Sir Paul also has a previously announced

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Art Garfunkel's Voice Sounds Beautiful at New Haven, CT, Concert

Courtesy of Art GarfunkelSince 2010, Art Garfunkel has struggled with a vocal ailment that forced him to take a hiatus from performing for about three years.  In recent months, however, the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer has returned to the stage, visiting small venues with a show that combines musical performances, prose and poetry pieces, and audience Q&A's.

Garfunkel's latest show took place Saturday at the Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven, Connecticut.  Any fans attending the concert who may have been concerned about the condition of his voice needn't have worried -- while the 72-year-old pop-rock legend's power may have

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Grammy Charity Auction Offering Meet-and-Greet Packages with Journey, Ozzy Osbourne

Travis Shinn; MSO PRTwo exciting VIP packages are up for bid that will give rock fans the chance to get up close and personal with Journey and Ozzy Osbourne.  The meet-and-greet experiences are part of a charity auction that will raise money for the Recording Academy's Grammy Foundation and MusiCares organization.

The Journey package includes two tickets to one of the band's upcoming summer concerts, to be chosen by the winning bidder, as well as the opportunity to spend some face time with the group's members and get a picture taken with them.

As for the other offer, the winner will receive two passes

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Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, Boxer Who Inspired Bob Dylan Song, Dead at 76

Getty ImagesRubin "Hurricane" Carter, a boxer who inspired a Bob Dylan song and a movie starring Denzel Washington, has died following a battle with prostate cancer.

Carter's friend, John Artis, says the boxer died in his sleep Sunday morning in Toronto, according to CTV News. He was 76.

Carter spent 19 years in prison on a murder conviction that was overturned after several appeals and a groundswell of support by civil rights groups and celebrities. He was released

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Ex-Beach Boy Al Jardine Shares Details About Upcoming Brian Wilson Album

Courtesy of Al JardineBrian Wilson has been working on a new studio album that's sure to interest Beach Boys lovers and rock fans in general.  The project features contributions by guitar legend Jeff Beck, as well as a number of Wilson's fellow Beach Boys alumni -- Al Jardine, David Marks and Blondie Chaplin.

Jardine recently chatted with ABC News Radio and revealed a few details about the upcoming record.

"I sang a couple of leads on it, and a few background parts, and that's pretty much all I know about it," he explained.

One tune

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The Kinks' Dave Davies Shares Health Advice with Ailing AC/DC Guitarist Malcolm Young

Cleopatra Records; Columbia RecordsOn Wednesday, AC/DC announced that founding guitarist Malcolm Young was "taking a break from the band due to ill health."  The news came on the heels of an unconfirmed Australian blog post that claimed Young had suffered a stroke.

While the nature of Malcolm's illness has yet to be officially revealed, a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame guitarist who had a debilitating stroke back in 2004, The Kinks'

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Elton John Establishes Fund in Memory of Late Dance Music Pioneer, Will Play NYC Charity Event Soon

Michael Kovac/Getty Images for EJAFYou may never have heard of Frankie Knuckles, but dance music as we know it today may not have existed without him.  The Grammy-winning deejay and record producer, known as "The Godfather of House Music," died on March 31, and now Elton John is paying tribute to him by establishing a charity fund in his name.

Through his Elton John AIDS Foundation, John has established The Frankie Knuckles Fund, to support HIV information, testing and treatment.  In

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Paul Stanley's Autobiography Debuts at #2 on "New York Times" Best Seller List

Harper CollinsPaul Stanley has called his story "inspirational" -- and the telling of that story has apparently inspired legions to go buy the book in which the story is told.  Face the Music: A Life Exposed has debuted at #2 on The New York Times Best Seller list in the nonfiction hardcover category. 

The memoir opens with the KISS singer's childhood, a rough tale of being born with a physical deformity, a learning disability and a dysfunctional family -- and overcoming it all

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Prince Re-Signs with Warner Bros; Readies 30th Anniversary Edition of "Purple Rain" & New Album

Press Here PublicityPrince will now have full ownership and control over his master recordings after signing a new contract with his former label Warner Bros. Records.

The legendary singer has announced that fans will soon hear previously unreleased music as well as a digitally remastered, deluxe 30th anniversary edition of his 1984 soundtrack to Purple Rain.

"A brand-new studio album is on the way

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John Oates, The Zombies, Paul Rodgers Among Musicians Taking Part in Record Store Day Events

Juan Pitino; David LeveneThe seventh annual edition of Record Store Day is taking place Saturday and, in addition to the many cool limited-edition vinyl releases that will be available at independent music retailers, a bevy of artists will help celebrate the unofficial holiday by visiting select stores across North America.

Among the well-known musicians set to make special appearances are Hall & Oates singer John Oates, The Zombies, Paul Rodgers and R.E.M.'s Mike Mills.

Oates, a newly inducted Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, will be at Grimey's

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2014 Record Store Day Offering Hundreds of Cool Exclusive Vinyl Releases

RecordStoreDay.comSpring is in the air, but if you breathe deeply enough you may also pick up the scent of fresh vinyl.  This Saturday, April 19, marks the seventh annual installment of Record Store Day, which is celebrated at select music retailers throughout the U.S., Canada, the U.K. and several other countries.  In conjunction with the unofficial holiday, a vast number of artists are issuing limited-edition vinyl singles, EPs and LPs that are sold exclusively at participating independent record shops.

This year's Record Store Day is proving to be one of the most expansive yet, with more than 400 special releases headed for U.S. stores

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2014 Record Store Day Offering Hundreds of Exclusive Vinyl Releases

RecordStoreDay.comSpring is in the air, but if you breathe deeply enough you may also pick up the scent of fresh vinyl. This Saturday, April 19, marks the seventh annual installment of Record Store Day, which is celebrated at select music retailers throughout the U.S., Canada, the U.K. and several other countries.  In conjunction with the unofficial holiday, a vast number of artists are issuing limited-edition vinyl singles, EPs and LPs that are sold exclusively at participating independent record shops.

This year's Record Store Day is proving to be one of the most expansive yet, with more than 400 special releases headed for U.S. stores alone. 

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