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Slash Sunset Strip documentary DVD released

The documentary Slash: Raised On The Sunset Strip has been released on Blu-ray and DVD in North America.

Michael Moore: Bob Dylan Loved ‘Fahrenheit 9/11’

About 10 months after Michael Moore ‘s 2004 documentary,  Fahrenheit 9/11 , hit theaters, the filmmaker travelled up to the Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan, to check out a Bob Dylan  concert. “We were about five rows from the stage,” says Moore. “I guess he saw me from the stage, and as we were leaving, the road manager came out and said, ‘Bob wants to meet you.’ It was really quite the moment.” Bob Dylan’s Legendary Rolling Thunder Revue: See Rare Photos Moore — whose new documentary,  Where to Invade Next ,   hits theaters on February 12th — is a lifelong Dylan fan, but this was the first time the filmmaker got a chance to actually meet him. “He started talking about Bowling for Columbine and Fahrenheit 9/11 ,” he says. “He goes, ‘You won the Oscar for Bowling for Columbine , but I think you should have gotten it for Fahrenheit 9/11 too.’ He just kept going on and on about the importance of Fahrenheit 9/11 .

Green Day Call ‘Censorship’ Over High School ‘American Idiot’ Cancellation

Billie Joe Armstrong penned a powerful response to a Connecticut high school’s decision to call off a production of the musical American Idiot , based off the Green Day album of the same name. Armstrong challenged the cancellation, arguing that the high school’s choice to not host the production is an issue of censorship. “I realize that the content of the Broadway production of [ American Idiot ] is not quite ‘suitable for a younger audience,” Armstrong wrote in his Instagram post addressed to the Enfield High School board. “However, there is a high school rendition of the production, and I believe that’s the one Enfield was planning to perform, which is suitable for most people. It would be a shame if these high schoolers were shut down over some of the content that may be challenging for some of the audience.” Billie Joe Armstrong’s ‘American Idiot’ Debut a Smash According to The New York Times , Enfield High School cited sex, drugs and foul language as the reason why the show was cancelled. “The bigger issue is censorship,” Armstrong continued in his note. “This production tackles issues in a post-9/11 world, and I believe the kids should be heard and most of all be creative in telling a story about our history.” Enfield’s drama club director Nate Ferreira responded to Armstrong’s plea that “the show must go on” in an interview with The Hartford Courant .

Watch Miguel’s Intimate Cover of David Bowie’s ‘Space Oddity’

Miguel paid tribute to the late David Bowie  Monday night with a sparse, intimate cover of the singer’s classic track “Space Oddity,” Noisey reports . The singer transitioned his cover, performed for a 300-person crowd at Los Angeles club Bardot, into his single “Waves”  off last year’s  Wildheart. Hear David Bowie Imitate Springsteen, Iggy Pop, Lou Reed Miguel kept his take on “Space Oddity” simple, performing a few minutes of the track with the assistance of just an acoustic guitar. After the guitar hit its mid-song break, he transitioned into an acoustic performance of his own single. In an October interview with NME , Miguel stated that “Space Oddity” is the one song he wishes he had written. “That song is just forever going to be classic,” he said. “At the time … we were just going to the moon. It’s just insane, the timing of it.” Miguel released Wildheart last summer and has since made appearances on tracks by A$AP Rocky and Mac Miller. In June, he’ll play Bonnaroo alongside Pearl Jam, LCD Soundsystem, J.

Kanye West to Debut ‘Swish’ at Madison Square Garden

Kanye West  will debut his new album, Swish , at Madison Square Garden at an event that will be screened in theaters on February 11th, Pitchfork reports. Hear Miley Cyrus, Kanye West’s ‘Black Skinhead’ Remix A poster dubs the event, “Yeezy Season 3,” meaning West could also be premiering his latest fashion line (the previous two were Yeezy Season 1 and 2). The poster also advertises a performance from artist, and previous  West collaborator , Vanessa Beecroft; and while it does promise the premiere of Swish, it does not specify whether West will actually perform live. A spokesperson for West was not immediately available for comment. Tickets for the MSG show  go on sale to the general public January 29th at 10 a.m. EST. An American Express presale is scheduled for January 27th at 10 a.m., while a venue presale will follow on the 28th at the same time. The event will be broadcast to theaters worldwide on February 11th at 4 p.m. EST/1 p.m

Steven Tyler Helped Convince Axl Rose to Reunite Guns N’ Roses

Steven Tyler  told Howard Stern he was one of several people to get in Axl Rose’s ear and  convince him to reunite   Guns N’ Roses  with guitarist Slash and bassist Duff McKagan. 8 Unanswered Questions About the Guns N’ Roses Reunion “I did meet Axl in a couple of clubs, a year ago, two years ago, three years ago, and I’d bump into him and I’d have that talk,” Tyler said on Stern’s SiriusXM show. “I said, ‘You need to get the fuck back together again soon, because we all miss you.’ Same thing someone said to me when [Aerosmith guitarist] Joe [Perry] and I were fighting.” That someone, Tyler explained, was Jon Bon Jovi, who reportedly called the Aerosmith singer while he was in rehab and urged him to reform the beloved hard rock outfit. Tyler said Bon Jovi told him, “People in the world need you,” a message he would eventually relay to Rose. “There’s a place and time, where if you don’t [reunite], you’re gonna miss it,” Tyler said.

The Arcs Unveil Spring Tour Dates

The Arcs have unveiled their spring tour dates, which include their previously announced Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival appearances, in support of 2015’s Yours, Dreamily . The band will kick things off in Vancouver, BC, on April 11th at Commodore Ballroom and this leg of the tour wraps on April 30th at House of Blues in New Orleans.  Dan Auerbach Writing Soundtrack for ‘Murder Ballads’ Comics The band released ” Lake Superior ” earlier this month, which was inspired by Netflix’s Making a Murderer . Proceeds from the song benefit the non-profit Innocence Project, which assists in exonerating wrongly convicted people.  Black Keys/Arcs frontman Dan Auerbach  has been prolific of late. In addition to the Arcs writing and releasing “Lake Superior” in just two days, Auerbach is also working on a soundtrack album for the Murder Ballads comic book series, which is described as a “rock ‘n’ roll noir story about the music industry and redemption.” The lyrics will trace the characters and plotlines from the comics. The LP will be written and performed by Auerbach, with contributions from other musicians, including the Dirtbombs/Gories’ Mick Collins. The series is expected to be released in the fall. The Arcs Tour Dates April 11 – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom April 12 – Seattle, WA @ The Moore Theatre April 13 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater April 15 – San Franscisco, CA @ The Fillmore April 16 – Indio, CA @ Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival April 19 – Los Angeles, CA @ Henry Fonda Theatre April 20 – San Diego, CA @ The North Park Theatre April 22 – Pomona, CA @ The Glass House April 23 – Indio, CA @ Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival April 25 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre April 26 – Lawrence, KS @ Liberty Hall April 27 – St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant April 29 – Austin, TX @ Levitation April 30 – New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues Related Hear Menacing Arcs Song From Danger Mouse Label Comp Dan Auerbach on Parenting, Ohio, Why Fighting Is for Pussies Hear the Arcs’ ‘Making a Murderer’-Inspired Song

Eric Church, Jason Aldean, Merle Haggard Set for Watershed Festival

The lineup for the fifth annual Watershed Music and Camping Festival has been unveiled and the two-weekend event, set for mid-summer, has a lineup designed to cater to a wide array of country music fans. Watershed Festival 2015’s Best Live Photos Jason Aldean, Eric Church and Keith Urban will headline both weekends of the festival, which takes place at the Gorge Amphitheatre overlooking the scenic Columbia River in George, Washington. Country Music Hall of Fame member Merle Haggard is also on the bill, along with Brothers Osborne, Brett Eldredge, Neal McCoy, Maren Morris, Kacey Musgraves, A Thousand Horses, Tyler Farr, David Nail, Jon Pardi, RaeLynn and Travis Tritt. More performers are expected to be announced later. Watershed is earning a reputation befitting of its name, as this year marks the first time a country-music festival has been held over two consecutive weekends.

Dave Matthews Band Plot Massive 25th Anniversary Tour

The Dave Matthews Band  will celebrate its 25th anniversary in the same way they spent most of their years together: With a massive summer tour. Each night of the trek, which kicks off May 11th in Wichita, Kansas, will feature two full sets from the band. However, in addition to the summer tour, Dave Matthews Band also announced that they would take a hiatus from touring in 2017. Dave Matthews Talks Bernie Sanders, New Album Before the band goes on break, they’ll host a Labor Day weekend-long 25th anniversary bonanza at George, Washington’s the Gorge, a venue DMB has performed at over 50 times. Other as-yet-unannounced artists will join Dave Matthews Band at their Gorge send-off. Tickets for members of the group’s Warehouse Fan Association  go on sale Tuesday, with general public tickets to follow on February 19th.

Don McLean’s Wife Dismisses Protection Order Following Assault Charge

Patrisha McLean has agreed to dismiss the protection order made against her husband, “American Pie” singer-songwriter Don McLean, following an alleged violent incident  that took place January 17th resulting in the musician’s arrest. The couple do not plan to divorce, Taste of Country reports.  You Can Now Buy the Original ‘American Pie’ Lyrics “I did not intend to define Don or our relationship based solely on the events recounted in the statement,” Patrisha wrote on the singer’s website . “Don has a big heart. He and I had many happy times in the 30 years of our marriage and what has recently transpired is unfortunate for all of us. I would ask everyone reading this to ignore the sensationalist, scabrous headlines and focus instead on the joy that Don, and his music, has given to so many for so long.” The statement notes that “Patrisha and Don have made an agreement to move forward and rebuild their lives.” The alleged domestic violence took place at the couple’s Maine home in the early morning of the 17th.

Steve Earle Recruits Shawn Colvin for Third Annual Camp Copperhead

With songs like “Christmas in Washington,” “The Devil’s Right Hand,” “Copperhead Road” and numerous others, Steve Earle is revered as one of country and Americana’s sharpest songwriters. Rather than being foisted upon him by luck or fate, Earle’s skill has been sharpened by years of input and hard work — lessons he’s willing to impart at his third annual Camp Copperhead this summer. Stagecoach 2015: Our Best Behind-the-Scenes Photos Scheduled for June 27th to July 1st among the Catskills Mountains at Full Moon Resort in Big Indian, New York, Camp Copperhead is an opportunity for writers of all stripes, ages and abilities to learn how Earle put together his best-loved songs. Campgoers will also have the chance to learn from guest instructors like hit songwriter Shawn Colvin on a variety of topics. Each night features an open mic performance option and Earle will conclude the camp with a concert. “There’s a community that’s been formed amongst previous attendees,” notes Earle on the camp website

Kanye West Reveals ‘Swish’ Track List

Kanye West  has revealed what 10 tracks will feature on his much anticipated new LP Swish , due out February 11th. “So happy to be finished with the best album of all time,” West tweeted  Sunday night, with the tweet accompanied by a handwritten, nearly inscrutable track list of the album’s songs. 20 Most Anticipated Rap Albums of 2016 In addition to the previously unveiled “Wolves”  and “Fade”  and the recent G.O.O.D. Friday drops “No More Parties in L.A.” and “Real Friends,”  Swish will boast cuts titled “Nina Chop,” “Father Stretch My Hands,” “Waves,” “High Lights,” “30 Hours” and “FML.” Like the svelte Yeezus , West again opted to pack only 10 songs on his LP, leaving pre- Swish tracks like “Only One,” “FourFiveSeconds,” “All Day” and his recent “Facts” on the cutting room floor. Despite the news that West had completed “the best album of all time,” there was some disappointment among the rapper’s fans as, for the second straight week, a Friday passed by without another G.O.O.D. song

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