Emily Patterson 16, Sep 5 mins
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The first album in thirteen years available on LTD Edition Double Vinyl / Digital/ CD & Cassette announced at artwork unveiling at the Pace Gallery in New York

The Who has one of the greatest rock legacies in music history, they’re one of the all-time great live bands, have sold over 100 million records worldwide including 9 US & 10 UK top ten albums and 14 UK top ten singles in a career spanning six decades.

Now fifty-five years after they made their first recordings, The Who is back with their first new album in thirteen years entitled WHO due for release on November 22nd and is preceded by the song “Ball & Chain,” which is available on all streaming services now. Fans can pre-order WHO now at all digital retailers and receive an instant download of “Ball and Chain.”

Tickets purchased online for The Who’s North American MOVING ON! TOUR tour includes a redeemable code for a CD copy of The WHO when it’s released. This offer is available to US and Canada customers only and not valid for tickets purchased via resale. In addition, $1 from each ticket sold for the MOVING ON! TOUR will benefit Teen Cancer America.

The eleven-track album was mostly recorded in London and Los Angeles during Spring and Summer 2019 and was co-produced by Pete Townshend & D. Sardy (who has worked with Noel Gallagher, Oasis, LCD Soundsystem, Gorillaz) with vocal production by Dave Eringa (Manic Street Preachers, Roger Daltrey, Wilko Johnson).

Singer Roger Daltrey and guitarist and songwriter Pete Townshend are joined on the album by long-time Who drummer Zak Starkey, bassist Pino Palladino along with contributions from Simon Townshend, Benmont Tench, Carla Azar, Joey Waronker, and Gordon Giltrap.

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Beastie Boys Limited Anniversary Edition Colored Vinyl To Be Released On October 4th
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On October 4, 2019, a series of limited edition colored vinyl will be released to mark the anniversaries of Beastie Boys’ Paul’s Boutique (30th anniversary), Ill Communication (25th anniversary), including the Root Down EP, and

Versatile Keyboardist Ken Aihara’s Debut Album “Multiverse” Is Admired By Grammy Winners
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New York-based Japanese keyboardist Ken Aihara has sublimated the Jazz-Fusion style into a new genre. Ken Aihara’s new album Multiverse is a Various colour of odd meter, Ingenious Harmony and Improvisation that can be said to be cosmic space.

Multiverse introduces Aihara’s talent as a keyboardist and features Snarky Puppy’s…

Sarah Vaughan’s Golden Hits Celebrates A Golden Voice
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On August 30, Verve/UMe is set to release Sarah Vaughan’s Golden Hits on vinyl in two different color options: black and gold. Remastered at Capitol Studios from the original analog tapes, this collection of an even-dozen of the legendary jazz vocalist’s greatest performances showcases the scope of her wide…

The Colosseum At Caesars Palace To Celebrate Grand Reopening With Back-To-Back Evenings With Keith Urban Sept. 6 & 7, 2019
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In celebration of the grand reopening of The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, four-time GRAMMY Award winner Keith Urban will bring his acclaimed “GRAFFITI U WORLD TOUR” to Las Vegas for the first time with back-to-back evenings on Sept. 6 and 7. The performances from the reigning CMA and ACM…

Mumford & Sons to Perform Exclusive Concert in the Hamptons for SiriusXM and Pandora
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SiriusXM announced today that Mumford & Sons will perform an exclusive invitation-only show for SiriusXM subscribers and Pandora listeners on Sunday, August 25 at The Stephen Talkhouse in Amagansett, NY. The intimate show will air live on SiriusXM’s The Spectrum channel at 7:00 pm ET.

The special concert for SiriusXM…

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The evening will feature the Hollywood Symphony Orchestra and a special performance by Elton John & Taron Egerton

Endeavor Content and Black Ink Presents are proud to announce a one-night-only performance of Paramount Pictures’ Rocketman: Live in Concert on October 17th, 2019 at the historic Greek Theatre in Los Angeles. The exclusive live music event will feature the Hollywood Symphony Orchestra playing live-to-picture all the songs from the film during a special screening of Paramount Pictures’ epic musical fantasy, Rocketman. The film’s subject, Elton John, and Taron Egerton, who portrayed John in the critically acclaimed biopic, will join the orchestra for a special performance.

“I’m thrilled to debut Rocketman: Live in Concert,” said Elton John. “I can think of no better city than Los Angeles to bring the magic of this movie to life and perform live with the Hollywood Symphony Orchestra. I can’t wait for the audience to experience the film in a new and profound way.”

Under the direction of Principal Conductor John Beal, the Hollywood Symphony Orchestra will perform the instrumental score from the epic music fantasy which depicts an uncensored look at the human story of Elton John’s breakthrough years. Rocketman, released by Paramount Pictures in 2019, is a one-of-a-kind musical celebration set to Elton John’s most beloved songs with cast vocals intact and original…

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PHOTO FILE: Marvin Gaye at his home. (Credit: Courtesy of Charlie Gillet)
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Legendary Concert Album Captures Gaye's First Live Performance After a Four-Year Hiatus from the Stage; Recorded at The Kennedy Center on Washington, D.C.'s "Marvin Gaye Day" (May 1, 1972)

May 1, 1972, was a whirlwind day of celebration in Marvin Gaye’s hometown of Washington, D.C. Designated “Marvin Gaye Day,” it began with Gaye giving a speech to students at Cardozo High, the school he’d attended, before he and his parents were ushered by motorcade to other points around the city. They visited the office of D.C.’s mayor, Walter Washington, who presented Gaye with a key to the city. A VIP reception followed at the U.S. House of Representatives’ Rayburn House Office Building, before the evening’s hotly-anticipated main event at the Kennedy Center: Marvin Gaye’s first live performance in four years. After opening acts and onstage testimonials by others, Gaye finally took the stage at around 11 pm.

The legendary concert – Marvin Gaye’s only live performance of his iconic 1971 What’s Going On album in full – was recorded. After being shelved for decades, the recording was eventually released on CD in 2001 within Motown/UMe’s expanded deluxe edition for Gaye’s What’s Going On album. Never before issued on vinyl or as a standalone CD, What’s Going On Live is newly mixed by John Morales at M+M Mix Studios and mastered by Alex Abrash at AA Mastering for its October…

Kate Magdalena Releases Soaring Battle Hymn for July 4
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San Francisco-based singer/songwriter and recording artist Kate Magdalena releases a soaring new take on the traditional Civil War ballad, the “Battle Hymn of the Republic.”

The hymn sings “Glory Hallelujah” in the midst of our nation’s great conflicts, such as were witnessed…

Madonna to Launch Exclusive SiriusXM Channel
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SiriusXM announced today that Madonna will launch an exclusive limited-run SiriusXM music channel, “Madonna’s Madame X Radio,” on Monday, July 1.

Madonna’s Madame X Radio will showcase music from Madonna’s globally-celebrated, multi-award-winning and legendary career, including her critically-acclaimed latest ninth No. 1 album Madame X. The channel will also feature…

Superstar Pianist CHLOE FLOWER Debuts Music Video For “Get What U Get”
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Coming off the release of her debut single “Get What U Get,” powerhouse pianist CHLOE FLOWER today releases her first-ever music video for the track. Directed by Santiago Salviche (Jennifer Lopez, Mariah Carey), the video finds Chloe at the center of the action, performing amongst…

OWC Partners with GRAMMY-Nominated Music Producer to Promote ‘OWC Morgan Page Quick Tips’ and Help Advance the Art of Music, Creativity and More
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OWC®; a leading zero emissions Mac and PC technology company and quite possibly the world’s most respected creator of hard drives, SSDs, PC & Mac docking solutions and performance upgrade kits, today announced it has partnered with highly acclaimed DJ, music producer and technical guru Morgan Page to develop…

Sebastián Yatra Premieres New Single “RUNAWAY,” In Collaboration With Jonas Brothers, Daddy Yankee, And Natti Natasha
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The Colombian super star, Sebastián Yatra joins forces with the globally recognized pop band and multi-platinum recording artists, Jonas Brothers, the global urban music icon Daddy Yankee, and Latinx singer Natti Natasha, to launch the irresistible new summer anthem entitled “RUNAWAY,” now available on all digital platforms. This song…

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PHOTO FILE: Frank Sinatra (Francis Albert Sinatra)
'My Way' 50th Anniversary CD Edition Includes Duets with Willie Nelson and Luciano Pavarotti And Two Live Performances from 1971 and 1987. 'Sinatra Sings Alan & Marilyn Bergman' Features Compilation of Songs Written By The Esteemed Songwriting Couple and Two Previously Unreleased Tracks
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On October 11, Capitol/UMe and Frank Sinatra Enterprises will release a 50th-anniversary edition of Frank Sinatra’s classic album My Way and Sinatra Sings Alan & Marilyn Bergman, a compilation of songs written by Alan and Marilyn Bergman.

Released on Reprise in March 1969, and produced by Don Costa and Sonny Burke, My Way features a varied collection of contemporary pop songs, including Lennon and McCartney’s “Yesterday,” Simon and Garfunkel’s “Mrs. Robinson,” and the iconic title track, “My Way.” Recorded on December 30, 1968, in just one take, “My Way” charted in the U.S. and stayed on the U.K. charts for a record-breaking 75 weeks.

The My Way 50th anniversary set features four bonus tracks, including a live version recorded at The Ahmanson Theatre in 1971, which is available for streaming and for immediate download with pre-order.

Sinatra Sings Alan & Marilyn Bergman features songs by the esteemed, Academy Award-winning songwriting duo, including the title track from Sinatra’s 1960 Grammy-nominated album, “Nice ‘N’ Easy.” “As lyric writers,” say Alan and Marilyn Bergman in liner notes, “to have a singer understand and be able to communicate what you wrote, whether it be about love or love lost or songs that needed a humorous approach, Frank got it… his readings were always on the money and more than what we heard in our minds.”

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Billie Eilish to Perform Exclusive Concert for SiriusXM and Pandora Listeners
SiriusXM announced today that Billie Eilish will perform an exclusive
Jesse Kinch Spans the Globe with Emotionally Charged Rock/Blues Music This Summer Including a Woodstock 50th Anniversary Commemoration Concert
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Singer, songwriter, guitarist, and winner of ABC’s Rising Star, JESSE KINCH is gearing up to take his rock/blues show international. Jesse will begin his summer touring on June 29, 2019, at The 25th Anniversary Westword Music Showcase in Denver, CO at…

Korean Cultural Center New York presents avant-rock band Jambinai in partnership with Brooklyn Bowl and Outer Ear Projects
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Korean Cultural Center New York (KCCNY), a branch of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism of Korea, is proud to present experimental post-rock band Jambinai on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at 8:00 pm at the Brooklyn Bowl (61 Wythe Avenue, Brooklyn, NY), ranked the #1 busiest club in…

Plush Frequencies Brings on Talented South Korean Composer Jiwon Jeon
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Plush Frequencies, based in Los Angeles, is an artist-operated music production boutique offering original music composition, sound design and audio engineering services for commercials films and games.

Their music has been used by Adidas, Equinox, Boys & Girls Club, Travel Wisconsin, and Red Bull. For new projects including a short…

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PHOTO FILE: Billie Eilish performing at Coachella (Credit: Frazer Harrison)
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Intimate, exclusive performance at The Troubadour in Los Angeles to air live on SiriusXM's Alt Nation channel

SiriusXM announced today that Billie Eilish will perform an exclusive concert for SiriusXM and Pandora listeners on Wednesday, September 18 at the Troubadour in Los Angeles.

The special and intimate concert will feature Eilish performing music from her critically-acclaimed, record-breaking, No. 1 debut album WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO?, including her first No.1 on Billboard’s Hot 100, “bad guy,” as well as earlier fan-favorites.

“SiriusXM listeners are some of my earliest supporters,” said Eilish. “To be able to perform for them at a legendary venue in my hometown, and thank them for their continued support, is such an honor. I can’t wait to share this with you guys.”

“Billie and her co-songwriter/producer brother, FINNEAS have created a truly unique sound and style that authentically connects with our SiriusXM subscribers,” said Scott Greenstein, President, and Chief Content Officer, SiriusXM. “By showcasing the depth and breadth of her music across multiple SiriusXM channels, our subscribers discovered and embraced her from very early on and continue to grow with the creative force that is Billie Eilish. We’re excited to have Billie create such a special experience for our subscribers with this intimate performance.”

SiriusXM was the first broadcast radio outlet…



Def Leppard Kicks Off Headlining Las Vegas Residency At Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino

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Wednesday evening, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductees & legendary British rock ‘n’ roll icons Def Leppard launched their exclusive headlining residency show, Def Leppard Hits Vegas: The Sin
Celine Dion Concludes Her Groundbreaking Las Vegas Residency At The Colosseum At Caesars Palace
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International superstar Celine Dion concluded her second groundbreaking residency at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace on June 08. Since Celine’s first residency debuted in 2003, more than 4.5 million fans attended 1,141 performances at the award-winning venue built specifically for Dion, and every show of Ms. Dion’s final run…

Hard Rock International Announces Partnership With Mercury Phoenix Trust To Honor Legendary Freddie Mercury
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Hard Rock International is proud to announce a continuation of its partnership with The Mercury Phoenix Trust, a UK charity created in memory of Freddie Mercury by Queen band members Brian May and Roger Taylor together with their manager Jim Beach to support the global…

Multiple GRAMMY And Pulitzer Prize Winner Kendrick Lamar Signs With BMI
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BMI (Broadcast Music, Inc.) is incredibly pleased to announce that multiple award-winning superstar and Top Dawg Entertainment/Interscope Records recording artist Kendrick Lamar has signed a long-term deal with the performing rights organization to represent his critically-acclaimed catalog of music worldwide. Lamar joins BMI’s growing roster of more than 900,000…