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Jack White’s Third Man Records to Issue Second Paramount Records Box

Jack White’s Third Man Records and John Fahey’s Revenant Records have planned a companion collection to its lavish 2013 box set, The Rise and Fall of Paramount Records., Vol. 1 (1917 – 1927) , that will focus on recordings by Mississippi Delta blues icons like Charley Patton, Son House and Skip James that the Paramount label released between 1928 and 1932. The new box set, The Rise and Fall of Paramount Records, Volume 2 (1928-1932) , is due out November 18th. Farm Aid 2014′s 10 Best Musical Moments Like its predecessor, Volume 2 will be just as expansive

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Watch Yes Perform ‘I’ve Seen All Good People’ on 35th Anniversary Tour

In the spring of 2004, prog legends Yes hit the road in America to celebrate their 35th anniversary, playing marathon sets that mixed hits (“Roundabout,” “Owner of a Lonely Heart”) with fan favorites from the Seventies (“Yours Is No Disgrace,” “Going for the One”) and Eighties (“Rhythm of Love.”) Nobody knew it at the time, but this would be the last chance to see the band with keyboardist Rick Wakeman and frontman Jon Anderson, as both left the band not long after the tour ended. Readers’ Poll: Your Favorite Prog Rock Albums of All Time Either way, cameras were rolling when the tour touched down at the Tsongas Arena in Lowell, Massachusetts, on May 15th, 2004, and the result is Songs From Tsongas – The 35th Anniversary Concert , which comes out September 23rd on Blu-Ray, DVD and CD. As a bonus, the set will also feature selections from a tour stop in Lugano, Switzerland. Above, watch the band perform “Your Move/All Good People,” their breakthrough American hit, in an exclusive clip from the film.

Jake Owen Recalls Early Nashville Resistance

In country music, having pride in where you’re from — especially if it’s a small town — is almost a prerequisite to having success. But when Jake Owen made his initial journey to Nashville from his native Vero Beach, Florida, he had a few encounters that made him consider hiding…

Foo Fighters Play With Cover Band, Premiere New Material at Secret Show

The Foo Fighters played a secret gig at Brighton, England’s Concorde 2 on Wednesday, performing under the alias “the Holy Shits.” While the group usually packs arenas, only 600 fans caught this surprise concert, which featured a mix of greatest hits, songs that had dropped off the band’s set lists and one…

Florida Georgia Line Tapped to Host American Country Countdown Awards

Florida Georgia Line, the duo of Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard, have been tapped to host the first-ever American Country Countdown Awards telecast, airing live on FOX, Monday, December 15th, at 8:00 p.m. ET from Nashville’s Music City Center. Although the show is based on radio’s long-running “American Country Countdown with…

Watch Sturgill Simpson Live the ‘Dream’ With Conan O’Brien

Fresh off a short stint touring with Zac Brown Band, Sturgill Simpson appeared on Conan Wednesday night to perform a song that sounds plucked from Waylon Jennings’ catalog, yet leaves today’s country critics salivating. “Living the Dream” has that Seventies’ Outlaw country sound, coupled with downtrodden lyrics that are lonesome,…

Hear King Tuff’s ‘Headbanger’ From New Sex and Sandwich-Influenced LP

Rather than describe the making of “Headbanger” — a track off King Tuff’s third album,  Black Moon Spell —  Tuff (a.k.a. Kyle Thomas) sent over a potential blurb for the song, which RS is premiering today. “‘Headbanger,’” he wrote, “is another instant classic from the scrambled egg brain of King Tuff, the mischievous gnome…

Lykke Li on Surprise U2 Collaboration: ‘It Was About Creating Intimacy’

“Most things in life come as a surprise,” Lykke Li says the day after U2 surprised the world with their new record, Songs of Innocence.  The Swedish-born singer is the lilting voice sublimely singing “Little by little…” amid the swirling strings and Bono’s impassioned croon on the album’s downtempo closing number,…

Kix Brooks Grills Up Steakhouse Show for Food Network

It’s been four years since Brooks & Dunn called it quits, putting an end to more than a quarter century of platinum-selling honky-tonk, harmony and high hair. Since then, Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn have both blazed their individual red dirt roads, with each bandmate releasing a pair of solo…

King Crimson in Albany: The Best New Band in Prog Begins a U.S Tour

On September 9th in Albany, New York, the new, ultimate King Crimson – at seven members the largest ensemble in the British band’s 46-year history, with three drummers and players from every major phase and decade – closed the opening night of its debut U.S. tour with the ultimate King…

Sweet Lynch unveil lyric video for 9/11 track

Sweet Lynch have released a lyric video for their track September.

Flashback: Garth Brooks Becomes the Fifth Member of Kiss

As Paul Stanley might exhort from the stage, “Who here likes Garth Brooks?!” Along with the nearly 20,000 who saw the country superstar perform his first comeback show last night in Chicago, Kiss sure did back in 1994. In the summer of that year, the hard-rock band recruited Brooks to perform…

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