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Rod Stewart Reality TV Star?

It looks like Rod Stewart is going to be a Reality TV star.  E! has been filming a reality series at his and wife Penny Lancaster’s LA home.

Who wouldn’t want to watch the 70-year-old rocker and his 43-year-old model wife?  This will be a family affair as it will include their children as well.

It’s unconfirmed whether any of Rod’s other children from past relationships will feature but it promises to be a saga about the extended family.  Sounds a bit like that other show Keeping Up with the Kardashians.


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Crosby, Stills & Nash Announce European Tour Dates & Cruise

Planning a trip to Europe later this year?  Well you may want to catch Crosby, Stills & Nash while you’re over there.

Crosby, Stills & Nash have announced European tour dates for September and October of 2015. The tour kicks off on September 12 in London, UK with two nights atEventim Apollo, and will wrap up on October 11 at Spektrum in Oslo, Norway. This run features two nights at the Olympia in Paris, France, as well as shows in the Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland, Italy, Germanyand Denmark.

Or, you could join the band on their Transatlantic Cruise aboard Queen Mary 2 where the group will be will perform a series of exclusive concerts on board.  The cruise is September 4-11 and in addition to the performances, CSN will also participate in a Q&A session and special autograph opportunity for passengers on board.

Here are their European Dates

September 12  – London, UK – Eventim Apollo
September 13  – London, UK – Eventim Apollo
September 15  – Glasgow, UK – Royal Concert Hall
September 16  – Dublin, Ireland – Bord Gais Energy Theatre
September 18 – Birmingham, UK – Symphony Hall
September 19 – Brighton, UK – Brighton Centre
September 21 – Manchester, UK – Bridgewater Hall
September 22 – Cardiff, UK – Motorpoint Arena Cardiff
September 24 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Concertgebouw
September 25 – Brussels, Belgium – Forest National
September 27 – Paris, France – Olympia
September 28 – Paris, France – Olympia
September 30 – Geneva, Switzerland – Theatre du Leman
October 1 – Milan, Italy – Teatro degli Arcimboldi
October 3 – Padova, Italy – Granteatro Geox
October 4 – Rome, Italy – Auditorium
October 6 – Stuttgart, Germany – Porsche Arena
October 7 – Berlin, Germany – Tempodrom
October 9 – Aarhus, Denmark – Music House
October 11 – Oslo, Norway – Spektrum


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Bob Dylan Pays Tribute to Sinatra

Bob Dylan shows a whole new side as he takes on the Frank Sinatra catalog for his new album Shadows in the Night.

Dylan has put out a classic black and white video for “The Night We Called It a Day,” where he revisits the stark and smoky nightclubs of the 1940’s.

In the video, Dylan and a well-connected friend battle over the affection of a burlesque dancer, with Dylan carrying on an affair with the engaged gangster moll. As with most noirs, things don’t end well for the love triangle – only one side makes it out alive – and the bloody denouement is presented in startling fashion when contrasted with Dylan’s touching, graceful cover. [WATCH]

Dylan said in a statement of Shadows in the Night, “It was a real privilege to make this album. I’ve wanted to do something like this for a long time but was never brave enough to approach 30-piece complicated arrangements and refine them down for a five-piece band. That’s the key to all these performance. We knew these songs extremely well. It was all done live. Maybe one or two takes. No overdubbing. No vocal booths. No headphones. No separate tracking, and, for the most part, mixed as it was recorded. I don’t see myself as covering these songs in any way.”


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Metallica Joining the Reissue Craze

It seems that “reissues” are all the rage this year.  Everyone is doing them, from Led Zeppelin to RUSH.

Now Metallica is getting in on the action as they revisit their early years next month with an exact duplication of their 1982 demo tape No Life ‘Til Leather on cassette on April 18th.

Does anyone own a cassette player anymore?  Does it come with a complimentary cassette player?

Drummer Lars Ulrich laughed and said, “Twelve people will be able to play it, but everybody else will be able to hold it in their hands and, uh, have a great time with it,”

Don’t worry, the band will release an expanded CD and vinyl editions this summer, marking the first time any of their demos have been officially released.


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4th Annual Monsters of Rock Cruise About to Set Sail

Have you ever wanted to go on a cruise with some of the best rockers around?  Well you’re in luck there just happens to be an opportunity on the Monsters of Rock Cruise.

The 4th annual cruise will set sail this April, and features some of the biggest hard-rock and heavy-metal acts of the 1980s and ’90s.  Some the groups on-board will be Tesla, Night Ranger, Queensryche, Extreme, Lita Ford, Europe, and Stryper.

Besides the concerts, the cruise will feature a variety of events, such as artist meet-and-greets, a “Cooking with Rock Stars” demonstration, a “So You Think You Can Shred” fan competition and themed parties like the Hot Tub Time Machine ’80s Prom and Fantasy Night Masquerade.

For a full list of Rockers as well as how you can get on board, visit MonstersofRockCruise.com.


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