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Crosby confirms end for CSNY

David Crosby has responded to comments by Neil Young that he will never again tour as part of Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young.

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The Who Plot Epic North American Tour for 2015

The Who will be celebrating a half-century of rock majesty with “The Who Hits 50!” North American tour in 2015. The band – led by songwriter-guitarist Pete Townshend and frontman Roger Daltrey – will kick off their spring run on April 15th in Tampa, Florida and hit 20 eastern stops before concluding May 30th in Forest Hills, New York; the fall leg will commence September 14th in San Diego, California and include performances throughout the west coast and Canada before wrapping up November 4th in Philadelphia. General public ticket sales will begin via the band’s official website on Friday, October 17th, at 10 a.m. local time.  10 ‘Farewell’ Tours That Didn’t Stick According to a press release, the Who’s 2015 setlists will span the entirety of the band’s iconic catalog – from early gems to classics albums like  Who’s Next  and  Tommy  up to present-day material. Townshend describes the show’s mix of deep cuts and anthems as “Hits, Picks, Mixes and Misses,” while Daltrey refers to the tour as “the beginning of the long goodbye.” “Trying to stay young,” comments Townshend of the jaunt.

Yusuf Islam Cancels First New York Show in 35 Years Over Ticket Scalping

Yusuf Islam, the singer-songwriter formerly known as Cat Stevens, joined Pearl Jam, Tom Waits and Metallica in trying to subvert the multibillion-dollar ticket-scalping business Tuesday, abruptly canceling his first New York City show in 35 years due to “extortionate tickets prices already being listed on some websites,” as he wrote on his official site. Cat Stevens’ Road to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame “I have been a longtime supporter of paperless tickets to my shows worldwide and avoiding scalpers,” Islam wrote in his note, announcing a new December 4th show at Tower Theatre in Philadelphia instead. (The original New York date, December 7th at the Beacon Theatre, will now take place at Boston’s Citi Performing Arts Center.) Many artists in recent years have switched to paperless ticketing, forcing fans to show identification at the box office; this process is generally reliable in staving off scalpers, brokers and subverting the resale marketplace. However, New York passed a state law in 2010 requiring tickets to be transferrable

Springsteen gets lullaby treatment

Bruce Springsteen has become the latest artist to have his tracks turned into children’s lullabies.

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