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CBS Apologizes After Billy Joel Concert Abruptly Cut Off, To Rebroadcast Special

CBS Apologizes After Billy Joel Concert Abruptly Cut Off, To Rebroadcast Special

CBS has apologized after Billy Joel's 100th consecutive performance at Madison Square Garden was abruptly cut off for some viewers on Sunday.

Joel was halfway through playing "Piano Man" when local news began airing in some parts of the country.

"A network programming timing error ended last night's Billy Joel special approximately two minutes early in the Eastern and Central Time Zones," Julie Holland, CBS's Vice President of Communications, said in a statement. "We apologize to Mr. Joel, his fans, our affiliated stations, and our audience whose viewing experience was interrupted during the last song."

Due to overwhelming demand from his legion of fans, Joel's performance will be rebroadcast in full beginning at 9 p.m. ET on Friday, April 19, CBS said. Fans can also watch Joel's performance on Paramount+.

Joel performed some of his biggest hits during the concert, including "New York State of Mind" and his new single "Turn the Lights Back On." Sting and Jerry Seinfeld joined him on stage.

Sunday's special got a late start after the 2024 Masters Tournament.

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Crowded House Announce 2024 North American Tour, Share New Single 'Teenage Summer'

Crowded House Announce 2024 North American Tour, Share New Single 'Teenage Summer'

Crowded House have announced the schedule for a North American tour in support of their upcoming album, Gravity Stairs.

The 15-date tour will commence with a show at The Saint Augustine Amphitheatre in St. Augustine, Florida, on August 29th. The final show of the trek is scheduled to take place at Vina Robles Amphitheatre in Paso Robles, California, on September 28th.

Gravity Stairs is set to arrive on May 31st via BMG. The band, which previously previewed the record with its lead single "Oh Hi," also recently released "Teenage Summer."

Gravity Stairs is the first new release from the multi-platinum-selling rock band since their 2021 album Dreamers Are Waiting and their eighth overall.

Crowded House 2024 Tour Dates:

08/29 - St. Augustine, FL @ The Saint Augustine Amphitheatre08/30 - Atlanta, GA @ Cadence Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park08/31 - Cary, NC @ Koka Booth Amphitheatre09/03 - Vienna, VA @ Wolf Trap09/04 - New York, NY @ The Rooftop at Pier 1709/08 - Niagara Falls, ON @ Fallsview Casino09/10 - Huber Heights, OH @ Rose Music Center at the Heights09/11 - Highland Park, IL @ Ravinia Festival09/13 - Omaha, NE @ The Astro09/14 - Waite Park, MN @ The Ledge Amphitheater09/17 - Vail, CO @ Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater09/21 - Woodinville, WA @ Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery09/22 - Bend, OR @ Hayden Homes Amphitheater09/25 - Saratoga, CA @ The Mountain Winery09/28 - Paso Robles, CA @ Vina Robles Amphitheatre

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Ringo Starr Shares New Single 'February Sky'

Ringo Starr Shares New Single 'February Sky'

Beatles legend Ringo Starr recently released a new single, "February Sky," from his upcoming solo EP, Crooked Boy.

Crooked Boy is due out on limited-edition marble vinyl on April 20 for Record Store Day.

A visual shared along with the song features some never-before-seen clips from Ringo's archives. The video has scenes of stormy skies, swaying palm trees, seagulls flying overhead, a churning ocean, and more.

"Gonna stand up rise above the rain," Ringo sings on the track. "Start a revolution in these brighter days/ Found the missing pieces/ That were vacant to the eye/ Well I had enough of February sky."

Linda Perry wrote and produced Crooked Boy.

"Linda made me a great EP - she produced it in her studio and then sent me the tracks and I added the drumming and my vocals," Ringo said in a statement. "'February Sky' is great - very moody - but since Linda wrote these specifically for me it of course has to have a positive peace & love element."

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Chris Stapleton Joins Slash On Cover Of Fleetwood Mac's 'Oh Well'

Chris Stapleton Joins Slash On Cover Of Fleetwood Mac's 'Oh Well'

Chris Stapleton joined Guns 'N' Roses guitarist Slash for a cover version of Fleetwood Mac's 1969 hit "Oh Well." The cover will feature on Slash's upcoming blues album, Orgy of the Damned.

"I knew from the beginning I wanted to do ['Oh Well'] on this record," Slash said in a statement. "It was also one of the songs that I was trying to figure out who would be the right vocalist for it, and one of the ideas I had was Chris Stapleton, who is one of the most brilliant singer-songwriters today. He's also got such a gritty and distinctive voice, so I called him up and he did an amazing job. I mean, his voice is so cool."

The 12-track Orgy of the Damned, which is Slash's sixth solo album, is due out on May 17 via Gibson Records.

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Jethro Tull Announce Expanded Reissue Of First Live Album 'Bursting Out'

Jethro Tull Announce Expanded Reissue Of First Live Album 'Bursting Out'

Jethro Tull have announced the expanded reissue of their first live album, Bursting Out.

Bursting Out, which was originally recorded in 1978, will be reissued in an expanded 3CD/3DVD format, remixed by the legendary Steven Wilson with an array of extras.

CD 1: Jethro Tull live: Bursting Out (Part 1) - A Steven Wilson stereo remix Soundcheck recordings - A Steven Wilson stereo remix. Tracks 7, 10, 11 (full version) & 12-16 previously unreleased

CD 2: Jethro Tull live: Bursting Out (Part 2) - A Steven Wilson stereo remix Soundcheck recordings - A Steven Wilson stereo remix. Tracks 11-13 previously unreleased

CD 3: Contains an edited version of the 1978 Madison Square Garden Show which was issued in 2009 but now mixed by Steven Wilson.

DVDs 1 & 2 have the remixed tracks in 96/24 stereo and 5.1 surround plus the flat transfers of the original album at 96/24 stereo.

DVD 3 has the full 93-minute MSG show, including 50+ minutes of video which was part of a transatlantic broadcast with the BBC and Radio 1. The audio is 48/24 stereo and 5.1 surround.

"A live extravaganza from the 70s Jethro Tull, this was recorded over several nights in different venues on a portable 8-track tape recorder and transferred to 2" multitrack when I got home after the tours," said Jethro Tull's Ian Anderson. "I had to listen all through to many shows and pick the best live versions. But much of it was, at least, from the concert in Bern, Switzerland, where dear Claude Nobs came to introduce the band in his inimitable style."

He added, "Also featuring on this box set collection is the live concert from Madison Square Gardens recorded a few months later and shown live on BBC TV in the UK. A scary experience for the band as it was, we were told, the first time a live rock concert had been the subject of a live satellite broadcast."

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New Order's Stephen Morris & Gillian Gilbert To Reissue Debut Album 'The Other Two & You'

New Order's Stephen Morris & Gillian Gilbert To Reissue Debut Album 'The Other Two & You'

The Other Two have announced the reissue of their debut album, The Other Two & You.

The reissue is set to be released on May 31 and is available to pre-order at https://lnk.to/TheOtherTwoAndYou

"Is it really 31 years since this was first released. It doesn't seem that long ago, but that's old age for you," New Order band members Stephen Morris and Gillian Gilbert said about the reissue.

They added, "We're both very excited that this album (our first attempt at the pop solo spin-off malarkey) is getting another outing. This time with added vinyl connoisseur appeal and remixed sleeve artwork.".

The 2024 reissue contains a previously unreleased version of "Innocence" from Love To Infinity on both CD and Vinyl.

The Other Two & You Tracklist:

CD

Tasty FishThe Greatest ThingSelfishMovin' OnNinth ConfigurationFeel This LoveSpirit LevelNight VoiceInnocence (Love To Infinity 7" Remix)Loved It (The Other Track)

Vinyl

Side OneTasty FishThe Greatest ThingSelfishMovin' OnNinth Configuration

Side TwoFeel This LoveSpirit LevelNight VoiceInnocence (Love To Infinity 7" Remix)Loved It (The Other Track) *Originally only released on CD

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Adam Levine Calls Seeing Mick Jagger Dance To 'Moves Like Jagger' 'Really Surreal'

Adam Levine Calls Seeing Mick Jagger Dance To 'Moves Like Jagger' 'Really Surreal'

During a recent appearance on NBC's "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," Adam Levine spoke about an Instagram video that showed Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger dancing to Maroon 5's 2011 hit "Moves Like Jagger."

"It's really surreal," Levine told Jimmy Fallon on the show. "It's just one of those things you're like, 'Oh my, like how is this possible. What is happening. It's bizarre.'"

"My mom and like one of my friends sent me the video," He continued. "I was shocked not more people sent it to me."

Last month, the 80-year old British rock star had shared a clip featuring his moves to a cover of "Moves Like Jagger" played by Splash. He captioned the post, "Moves like who!"

Maroon 5 shared their approval on Instagram with an animated "GOAT" - "Greatest of All Time" - graphic.

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Lynyrd Skynyrd, Riley Green Join Lineup For Inaugural Field & Stream Music Fest

Lynyrd Skynyrd, Riley Green Join Lineup For Inaugural Field & Stream Music Fest

Lynyrd Skynyrd and Riley Green have joined previously announced headliners Erich Church and Lainey Wilson as co-headliners of the inaugural Field & Stream Music Fest.

The Field & Stream Music Fest takes place on October 4-6 in Winnsboro, South Carolina. It will feature over 30 artists across two stages.

The Field & Stream Music Fest and Outdoor Expo will span 2,600 acres of countryside, complete with creeks and watering holes aplenty, providing a myriad of recreational opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts.

Attendees can indulge in fishing, hiking, trail exploration, off-road adventures, shooting sports, downhill mountain biking, rafting, a diverse selection of food vendors, excursions, an outdoor expo, and much more.

Tickets for the inaugural Field & Stream Music Festival are on sale now, along with camping packages.

On-site lodging options encompass RV camping, cabin rentals, glamping, overland camping, and traditional tent camping.

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U2 Sarajevo Concert Documentary 'Kiss The Future' To Premiere On Paramount+

U2 Sarajevo Concert Documentary 'Kiss The Future' To Premiere On Paramount+

Kiss The Future, a documentary based on U2's 1997 concert in Sarajevo, will premiere on Paramount+ in the U.S. and Canada on May 7.

The documentary, featuring interviews with U2's Bono, the Edge and Adam Clayton as well as Christine Amanpour and Bill Clinton tells a story of defiance amid the 1990s' siege of Sarajevo during the Bosnian War.

The story follows the band's promise to an American aid worker Bill Carter to perform a post-war concert, which came to fruition when they played to 45,000 local fans in a liberated city, a show that lives on as a joyous collective memory for the people of Sarajevo.

The film "documents how through superhuman acts of courage and creativity, the people of Sarajevo kept going while their city was under siege during the bloody Balkan civil war of the early 1990s," says the Edge. "Their story of defiance and resistance against extreme nationalism couldn't be more relevant to today. To have been even a small part of this amazing story is a huge privilege."

Produced by Ben Affleck and Matt Damon for Artists Equity and Sarah Anthony, the film is directed by Nenad Cicin-Sain and written by Bill S. Carter and Cicin-Sain, based on Carter's memoir, "Fools Rush In."

Kiss The Future made its world premiere at the Berlin Film Festival and opened the Tribeca Festival in 2023.

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Gibson Unveil Reproduction Of Slash's 'Jessica' Les Paul

Gibson Unveil Reproduction Of Slash's 'Jessica' Les Paul

Slash and Gibson have collaborated on a new signature model guitar: the "Jessica" Les Paul Standard.

"Jessica" has been Slash's main stage guitar since 1988 and has been used primarily to perform songs from Guns N' Roses' debut album Appetite for Destruction. It has remained his go-to instrument for live performances ever since he retired his Kris Derrig and Max Baranet LP replicas in the late '80s.

Slash first acquired Jessica around 1988. The guitar was one of two factory seconds with three-piece tops that Gibson sent Slash. Originally, the guitar came fitted with a bright Cherry Sunburst, though it was later re-finished with a slightly more subtle Honey Burst.

The new model features a three-piece plain maple top on a non-weight-relieved mahogany body and a mahogany neck with a 50s Vintage neck profile. "Jessica" is powered by a pair of Custom Burstbucker pickups with Alnico 2 magnets that are hand-wired to Orange Drop capacitors.

"This guitar has been with me since 1988," Slash said in a press release. "It's faded, I f---ing dropped a cigarette on it . I named it when I was drunk, but I don't remember what the catalyst for that was!"

The "Jessica" signature model retails for $3,199 and is available via Gibson's website.

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Rush's Alex Lifeson Featured On New Trifecta Track 'Once Around The Sun With You'

Rush's Alex Lifeson Featured On New Trifecta Track 'Once Around The Sun With You'

Rush's Alex Lifeson features on a new Trifecta single, "Once Around the Sun With You."

"Once Around The Sun With You" is the third single from the band's new album The New Normal, which arrived on Friday via Kscope.

"'Once Around the Sun with You' is an anniversary song written for my wife in commemoration of all the years she's put up with me. Need I say more? The Woman is a saint," lyricist and singer Nick Beggs shared.

Speaking on the collaboration with Lifeson, Beggs said "Our history with Alex Lifeson goes back quite a few years to when Rush invited a number of artists to rerecord an anniversary version of their classic album 2112. Steven Wilson and band rattled off a version of The Twilight Zone one afternoon during sound check which was included on the final release. I also invited Alex to play guitars on the Mute Gods' song One Day so I guess it was only a question of time before he was asked to contribute to Trifecta too. I don't like to bug him too much but if it's a song I think he'll enjoy I'll inevitably send him a demo to gauge his response. He instantly related to Once Around The Sun and added some wonderful guitar colour to the track."

Beggs formed Trifecta in 2021 with bandmates Craig Blundell and Adam Holzman. The trio released their debut album, Fragments, that same year.

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Disney+ Shares New Trailer For 'Beach Boys' Documentary

Disney+ Shares New Trailer For 'Beach Boys' Documentary

Disney+ recently shared a new trailer for its upcoming documentary, The Beach Boys, which will begin streaming exclusively on the service on May 24.

The documentary traces the band from humble family beginnings and features never-before-seen footage and interviews with The Beach Boys' Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Al Jardine, David Marks, Bruce Johnston, plus other luminaries in the music business, including Lindsey Buckingham, Janelle Monae, Ryan Tedder, and Don Was.

Viewers will also hear from the group's past members Carl Wilson and Dennis Wilson in their own words, plus view a new interview with Blondie Chaplin and hear audio from Ricky Fataar.

A Kennedy/Marshall and White Horse Pictures Production, The Beach Boys is directed by Frank Marshall and Thom Zimny and written by Mark Monroe.

"I'm super happy with the way the documentary turned out, they did an amazing job," says the Beach Boys co-founder Brian Wilson. "It really brought me back to those days with the boys, the fun and the music. And of course those incredible harmonies."

The official soundtrack, The Beach Boys: Music From The Documentary, will be available to stream and download on May 24 via Capitol/UMe.

The group's only official book, "The Beach Boys by The Beach Boys," was released on April 2 via Genesis Publications.

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Aerosmith Announces Rescheduled 'Peace Out' Farewell Tour Dates

Aerosmith Announces Rescheduled 'Peace Out' Farewell Tour Dates

Legendary rock band Aerosmith have announced the rescheduled dates for their Peace Out farewell tour.

The U.S. tour kicks off at Pittsburgh's PPG Paints Arena on September 20 with a one-night-only special performance from Teddy Swims.

The Black Crowes will share the stage with the diamond-certified rock legends as special guests for the rest of tour.

Every night will celebrate the five decades of Aerosmith's groundbreaking hits as they celebrate 50 years as America's greatest rock band.

In addition, THX will bring their THX Certified Live! high-fidelity experience on the road, calibrating each arena with leading-edge technology.

All previously purchased tickets will be honored for the rescheduled shows. Ticketholders will receive more information via email.

Tickets for the rescheduled dates and newly added shows are on sale now at ticketmaster.com and at https://www.aerosmith.com/tour.

Aerosmith Peace Out 2024 Tour Dates:

Fri Sep 20 - Pittsburgh, PA - PPG Paints Arena (New Show)Mon Sep 23 - Philadelphia, PA - Wells Fargo Center (New Show)Thu Sep 26 - Louisville, KY - KFC Yum! Center Sun Sep 29 - Cleveland, OH - Rocket Mortgage FieldHouseWed Oct 02 - Charlotte, NC - Spectrum CenterSat Oct 05 - Knoxville, TN - Thompson-Boling ArenaTue Oct 08 - Washington, DC - Capital One ArenaFri Oct 11 - Atlanta, GA - State Farm ArenaMon Oct 14 - St Louis, MO - Enterprise CenterThu Oct 17 - Cincinnati, OH - Heritage Bank ArenaSun Oct 20 - Nashville, TN - Bridgestone ArenaThu Oct 31 - Phoenix, AZ - Footprint CenterSun Nov 03 - San Antonio, TX - AT&T ArenaWed Nov 06 - Austin, TX - Moody CenterSat Nov 09 - Dallas, TX - American Airlines CenterTue Nov 12 - Tulsa, OK - BOK CenterFri Nov 15 - Omaha, NE - CHI Health CenterMon Nov 18 - Denver, CO - Ball Arena Thu Nov 21 - Portland, OR - Moda CenterSun Nov 24 - Seattle, WA - Climate Pledge ArenaWed Nov 27 - Salt Lake City, UT - Vivint ArenaSat Nov 30 - San Francisco, CA - Chase CenterWed Dec 04 - San Jose, CA - SAP Center Sat Dec 07 - Los Angeles, CA - The Kia ForumSat Dec 28 - Newark, NJ - Prudential CenterTue Dec 31 - Boston, MA - TD GardenSat Jan 04 - Detroit, MI - Little Caesars Arena Tue Jan 07 - Toronto, ON - Scotiabank ArenaFri Jan 10 - Montreal, QC - Bell CentreMon Jan 13 - Columbus, OH - Schottenstein Center Thu Jan 16 - Indianapolis, IN - Gainbridge FieldhouseSun Jan 19 - Chicago, IL - United CenterWed Jan 22 - St Paul, MN - Xcel Energy CenterSat Jan 25 - Kansas City, MO - T-Mobile CenterTues Feb 11 - Orlando, FL - Kia Center (NEW SHOW)Fri Feb 14 - Tampa, FL - Amalie ArenaMon Feb 17 - Sunrise, FL - Amerant Bank ArenaThu Feb 20 - Raleigh, NC - PNC ArenaSun Feb 23 - New York, NY - Madison Square GardenWed Feb 26 - Buffalo, NY - KeyBank Center

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Kelly Clarkson Covers Miley Cyrus And Stevie Nicks' 'Edge Of Midnight'

Kelly Clarkson Covers Miley Cyrus And Stevie Nicks' 'Edge Of Midnight'

Kelly Clarkson covered Miley Cyrus and Stevie Nicks' 2020 hit "Edge of Midnight" during the "Kellyoke" segment of a recent episode of "The Kelly Clarkson Show."

Clarkson, wearing a black leather skirt and a vintage Billy Joel concert tee, rendered the lead single from Miley's seventh studio album, Plastic Hearts.

"Yeah, it's been a long night and the mirror's tellin' me to go home/ But it's been a long time since I felt this good on my own/ Lotta years went by with my hands tied up in your ropes/ Forever and ever, no more," Clarkson sang before busting into the self-assured chorus.

"I was born to run, I don't belong to anyone, oh no/ I don't need to be loved by you," she sang with the backup singers providing soulful support. "Fire in my lungs, can't bite the devil on my tongue, oh no/ I don't need to be loved by you."

"Edge of Midnight" hit No. 14 on the Billboard Hot 100 in December 2020.

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Newport Jazz Fest 2024 To Feature Andre 3000, Elvis Costello, Nile Rodgers & More

Newport Jazz Fest 2024 To Feature Andre 3000, Elvis Costello, Nile Rodgers & More

Andre 3000, Nile Rodgers & Chic, Kamasi Washington and Elvis Costello are set to headline this year's Newport Jazz Festival.

The festival will also include sets from Laufey, Robert Glasper, Brittany Howard, Cory Wong, Dinner Party (aka Terrace Martin, Robert Glasper, and Kamasi Washington), Thievery Corporation, Samara Joy, Noname, Shabaka, Christian McBride, Meshell Ndegeocello, Sun Ra Arkestra, Makaya McCraven, Jeff Parker, Bill Frisell, Acid Jazz is Dead (Adrian Younge, ATCQ's Ali Shaheed Muhammad), and more.

The 2024 edition of the Newport Jazz Festival is scheduled to take place on August 2 through 4 at Fort Adams State Park in Rhode Island.

Tickets for the festival are on sale now with different ticket options: 3-day weekend entry is priced at about $312, while single-day tickets cost $111 and two-day weekend tickets cost $214.

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Ozzy Osbourne, Billy Morrison Announce New Internet Show 'The Madhouse Chronicles'

Ozzy Osbourne, Billy Morrison Announce New Internet Show 'The Madhouse Chronicles'

Black Sabbath legend Ozzy Osbourne and his longtime friend and Billy Idol guitarist Billy Morrison have announced a new internet show, called "The Madhouse Chronicles."

"Tune in to see me react to the craziest internet clips and chat about our favorite topics, including Drugs, Aliens, Rock n' Roll and so much more," Ozzy writes in a Facebook post.

"The Madhouse Chronicles" is set to premiere later this month.

Meanwhile, Ozzy recently collaborated with Morrison on the new song "Crack Cocaine." It'll appear on Morrison's upcoming album, The Morrison Project, due out April 19.

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Jeremy Allen White To Play Bruce Springsteen In Film Chronicling Making Of 'Nebraska'

Jeremy Allen White To Play Bruce Springsteen In Film Chronicling Making Of 'Nebraska'

Jeremy Allen White is set to play Bruce Springsteen in a new movie titled Deliver Me From Nowhere, which chronicles the making of the Boss' classic album, Nebraska.

The movie is based on the book "Deliver Me From Nowhere: The Making of Bruce Springsteen's Nebraska" by Warren Zanes. 20th Century Studios and Disney will produce and distribute the movie. Scott Cooper is writing and directing the film.

The Gotham Group's Ellen Goldsmith-Vein, Eric Robinson, Cooper, Zanes and Scott Stuber are producers. Production on the film is expected to begin this fall.

"It is a once-in-a-lifetime honor to be collaborating with Bruce Springsteen, an inspiring and incomparable artist who represents so much to so many," David Greenbaum, president of Disney Live Action and 20th Century Studios, said in a statement. "The deep authenticity of his story is in great hands with my friend Scott Cooper, whom I am thrilled to be collaborating with once again."

"Warren Zanes' 'Deliver Me From Nowhere' is one of the best books ever written about Bruce Springsteen and his music," Springsteen's longtime manager and sometime producer Jon Landau added. "Bruce and I are thrilled that Scott Cooper has chosen to write and direct the film based on that book - we think he's the perfect filmmaker for the job. Scott, with Producers Ellen Goldsmith-Vein and Eric Robinson at The Gotham Group, and Scott Stuber are bringing together a superb team to ensure that this project has the vision and soul that have been the hallmark of Bruce's 55-year career. We're thrilled to have the wholehearted commitment and support of the entire team at 20th and Disney."

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Dee Snider Says Twisted Sister Reunion Offers 'Getting Close'

Dee Snider Says Twisted Sister Reunion Offers 'Getting Close'

Former Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider has said that the offers the band are receiving to reunite have almost become too good to turn down.

In an interview with "The Hook Rocks!" podcast, Snider offered an update on the status of the band, who did reunite for a one-off performance in 2023 for Twisted Sister's induction to the Metal Hall of Fame.

"As a result of all the bands retiring and dying, the offers get bigger and bigger for the holdouts to come back. And we retired in 2016, I think it was. So we're on eight years now of not playing, with no intention of coming back," Snider explained. "But - my father, he says, 'Everything before the word 'but' is bullsh*t - but at some point, you've gotta say, 'Well, how can I say no to that?'"

He continued, "Is it there yet? No. Is it getting close? Yeah. Is there talk amongst us, like, 'Well, in the event that the numbers do get there, and they sure as hell seem to be going in that direction, how are we gonna do this?' So there's a little bit of that conversation. And that's both physically how we're gonna do it and on a number of other levels."

Snider also confirmed that the remaining band members are all friends, saying, "The surviving guys, we all talk and we're all friends and we love each other. And that was one of the great things that came out of getting back together the first time is that we managed to fix the friendships and be friends and that, to me, is really why I wanted to do it in the first place, getting back [together] last time. So, anyway, we'll see what happens."

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Deep Purple Announce North American Tour Dates With Yes

Deep Purple Announce North American Tour Dates With Yes

Deep Purple have announced the North American leg of their "=1 More Time Tour."

The summer trek will kick off in Hollywood, Florida, on August 14 and wrap up in Scranton, Pennsylvania on September 8.

The British rock legends are touring in celebration of "over 50 years of Smoke On The Water," with support coming from prog-rock veterans Yes. Tickets go on sale at 10 am local time on Friday, April 12.

The new run of shows will precede the previously announced U.K. and European leg of the tour, which features arena gigs in Poland, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, France, Birmingham, London, Leeds, Manchester and Glasgow in the fall.

Deep Purple also have a number of headline shows and festival appearances lined up across mainland Europe this summer.

Deep Purple 2024 North American Tour Dates:

Aug. 14 - Hollywood, FL @ Hard Rock LiveAug. 15 - Tampa, FL @ Seminole Hard Rock Event CenterAug. 17 - The Woodlands, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell PavilionAug. 18 - Durant, OK @ Choctaw Casino - Grand TheaterAug. 19 - Fort Worth, TX @ Dickies ArenaAug. 21 - Cincinnati, OH @ PNC Pavilion at Riverbend Music CenterAug. 22 - Sterling Heights, MI @ Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom HillAug. 23 - Tinley Park, IL @ Credit Union 1 AmphitheatreAug. 25 - Toronto, ON @ Budweiser StageAug. 27 - Montreal, QC @ Bell CentreAug. 28 - Gilford, NH @ BankNH PavilionAug. 30 - Camden, NJ @ Freedom Mortgage PavilionAug. 31 - Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts CenterSept. 1 - Wantagh, NY @ Northwell Health at Jones Beach TheaterSept. 3 - Bridgeport, CT @ Hartford Healthcare AmphitheaterSept. 4 - Saratoga Springs, NY @ Broadview Stage at SPACSept. 6 - Bethel, NY @ Bethel Woods Center for the ArtsSept. 7 - Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube LiveSept. 8 - Scranton, PA @ The Pavilion at Montage Mountain

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St. Vincent Blasts 'American Idol' Covers Of 'Hallelujah' As 'The Worst Thing In The World'

St. Vincent Blasts 'American Idol' Covers Of 'Hallelujah' As 'The Worst Thing In The World'

St. Vincent slammed "American Idol" covers of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah" in a recent interview with Jo Whiley on BBC Radio 2, calling them "the worst thing in the world."

"Leonard Cohen's 'Hallelujah' is one of the best songs ever written, period," St. Vincent said. "It's an absolute masterpiece, it took them however many years to write. The song itself is about the complication that it is to be alive, and the agony and the ecstasy and all of the inherent conflict therein."

She added, "You know how, for a period of time, it became a song that people would cover on American Idol? They'd sing it and just be like 'hallelujah, haleluuuujah.' It's just the worst thing in the world."

Cohen recorded "Hallelujah" for his 1984 album, Various Positions. The song, which has been covered over 100 times and appeared in movie and TV soundtracks, has become a staple of televised talent contests these days.

Several artists, including Bob Dylan, Rufus Wainwright, KD Lang and Jeff Buckley have covered the song over the years.

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