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A Budokan bash: Deep Purple filmed its April 12 show in Tokyo for future release

A Budokan bash: Deep Purple filmed its April 12 show in Tokyo for future release

Time for another legendary Budokan show? Following in the footsteps of Bob Dylan, Cheap Trick and, actually, the Ian Gillan Band, Deep Purple filmed and recorded its April 12, 2014 show in Tokyo for future release.

‘Working on a great Van Halen project’: Is David Lee Roth talking about a new album?

‘Working on a great Van Halen project’: Is David Lee Roth talking about a new album?

For fans eagerly awaiting a follow up to Van Halen’s 2012 reunion album, David Lee Roth has good news. Well, he has news of some sort.

Into the Great Wide Open: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, “Mystery Man” (1976)

Into the Great Wide Open: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, “Mystery Man” (1976)

Tom Petty sets the record straight with Paul Zollo in Conversations With Tom Petty, concerning a very particular label that is often cast upon the Heartbreakers: “We’re always referred to as a Southern band,” he says.

The Jeremy Band – All Over The World (2014)

The Jeremy Band – All Over The World (2014)

Singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, and owner of the highly regarded JAM label. That’s Jeremy Morris

One Track Mind: The Black Keys, “Turn Blue” from Turn Blue (2014)

One Track Mind: The Black Keys, “Turn Blue” from Turn Blue (2014)

The Black Keys keep their foot off the gas pedal on the title track from the upcoming Turn Blue, offering a quietly effective journey into falsetto-sung heartache — like a stripped-down, next-gen update of the Temptations’ Psychedelic Shack.

Something Else! sneak peek: Peter Gabriel, “Show Yourself” (2014)

Something Else! sneak peek: Peter Gabriel, “Show Yourself” (2014)

Tired of waiting on Peter Gabriel’s first new album of material since 2002′s Up? Here’s a chance to sample a brand-new song from the brand-new solo Rock and Roll Hall of Famer.

Worst Beatles Song Ever?: ‘The Ballad of John and Yoko’ (1969)

Worst Beatles Song Ever?: ‘The Ballad of John and Yoko’ (1969)

John Lennon and Paul McCartney recorded “The Ballad of John and Yoko,” a bluesy retelling of Lennon’s marriage to Yoko Ono, between 2:30 and 9 p.m. on April 14, 1969 — and released it later that May. Was it, in fact, the worst Beatles song ever?

‘People are going to be shocked’: Dolly Parton on her gospel reworking of a Bon Jovi smash

‘People are going to be shocked’: Dolly Parton on her gospel reworking of a Bon Jovi smash

Dolly Parton’s new studio effort Blue Smoke features the expected blend of country, bluegrass and church music. She even duets with her old pal Kenny Rogers. Dig deeper, though, and there is a huge surprise waiting

‘These are my mentors’: Van Halen’s David Lee Roth heaps praise on the Beach Boys

‘These are my mentors’: Van Halen’s David Lee Roth heaps praise on the Beach Boys

Turns out, David Lee Roth wanted to make a larger tribute to the Beach Boys back in February as Mike Love was recognized at the 21st annual Ella Awards. Love and Roth, of course, did a collaborative version of “California Girls.” But the Van Halen frontman had an entire unsaid speech

‘We’re just trying to grow the legacy’: Sample every song on the forthcoming Chicago XXXVI: Now

‘We’re just trying to grow the legacy’: Sample every song on the forthcoming Chicago XXXVI: Now

Chicago has announced a title, offered additional samples of its new music and revealed the cover art for its first album in eight years. Featuring 11 original tracks, Chicago XXXVI: Now finds the band in the midst of an entirely new way of creating.