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New “80s Symphonic” compilation features orchestra-enhanced versions of hits by Bowie, Foreigner, The Cars & more

New “80s Symphonic” compilation features orchestra-enhanced versions of hits by Bowie, Foreigner, The Cars & more

RhinoOver the last couple of years, select albums have been released featuring classic recordings by such legendary artists as Elvis Presley, Roy Orbison, Aretha Franklin and The Beach Boys that have been augmented with new orchestral accompaniment. Now, a new compilation called 80s Symphonic gathering together 15 hits from the 1980s by various artists similarly…

Listen to an unheard acoustic version of The Beatles’ “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” from “The White Album” reissue

Listen to an unheard acoustic version of The Beatles’ “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” from “The White Album” reissue

Apple Corps Ltd./Capitol/ UMeA previously unreleased version of The Beatles’ “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” has been given its premiere on RollingStone.com. This version will appear on the upcoming deluxe reissue of the Beatles’ 1968 self-titled double album, a.k.a. The White Album.  Identified as “Acoustic Version, Take 2,” it features George Harrison singing and playing…

Kinks members reunite to accept honor at “Q” Awards ceremony in London

Kinks members reunite to accept honor at “Q” Awards ceremony in London

Dave J Hogan/Dave J Hogan/Getty ImagesThe three surviving original Kinks members — brothers Ray and Dave Davies and drummer Mick Avory — reunited in public for the first time since 2005 on Wednesday at the 2018 Q Awards ceremony, held at the historic Roundhouse venue in London. The Rock & Roll Hall of Famers were…

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Top 10 Classic Rock One-Hit Wonders

Top 10 Classic Rock One-Hit Wonders

Today is National One-Hit Wonder day!  Yes, there is a day dedicated to those artists that had one HUGE hit, and then fizzled out (or continued making music, but had no big hits). So to celebrate, I’ve put together 10 Classic Rock One-Hit Wonders for you to enjoy. 10. Red Rider – Lunatic Fringe 9.…

Tonya Haze Interviews: Talk Like A Pirate Day

Tonya Haze Interviews: Talk Like A Pirate Day

  Ahoy, me hearties! Today is September 19th, so that means it is one of my favorite holidays – International Talk Like A Pirate Day! I mean, let’s face it, any day where you can call someone a “scallywag” is a great day! Earlier today, I got the privilege of interviewing John “Ol’ Chumbucket” Baur,…

The Forge – R.I.P. Vinnie Paul

The Forge – R.I.P. Vinnie Paul

Tribute shows suck. I mean- they sound great, and remind us of the music made by those we’ve lost, but it just sucks having to do them. Last Friday, we lost Vinnie Paul, the founder and drummer of Pantera, Damageplan and Hellyeah. I got to interview Vinnie on a number of occasions and every time…

Top 10 Classic Rock Road Trip Songs

Top 10 Classic Rock Road Trip Songs

Now that summer is here, it’s time to think about hitting the road. And every road trip needs a great soundtrack. To get you started, here are my Top 10 must-have road trip songs.               10. Golden Earring – Radar Love Why it’s a must have: A steady rhythm,…

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS

‘Making a Murderer’ filmmakers explain how Part 2 goes beyond the headlines

‘Making a Murderer’ filmmakers explain how Part 2 goes beyond the headlines

Netflix(NEW YORK) — If you thought the story of Steven Avery and Brendan Dassey ended with their verdict, think again. The hit Netflix docu-series Making a Murderer is back for even more revelations in Part 2. The new episodes, which debut on Netflix today, follow the post-conviction process as Avery and Dassey’s lawyers — including Avery’s new powerhouse attorney Kathleen Zellner — try…

‘Halloween’ tops this week’s new releases

‘Halloween’ tops this week’s new releases

Credit: Andrew Eccles/Universal Pictures(NEW YORK) — Here are the films opening nationwide on Friday: * Halloween — Jamie Lee Curtis returns as Laurie Strode in this direct sequel to the 1978 original. Still dealing with the violent attack she suffered 40 years earlier, she prepares to face Michael Meyers for once last confrontation, as he returns to try and…

“Let’s get this cancer sh** out of the way” — Julia Louis-Dreyfus talking beating breast cancer on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’

“Let’s get this cancer sh** out of the way” — Julia Louis-Dreyfus talking beating breast cancer on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’

ABC/Randy Holmes(NEW YORK) — On his fourth show from Brooklyn, Jimmy Kimmel on Thursday night welcomed multiple Emmy winner Julia Louis-Dreyfus, in a triumphant appearance following her successful treatment for breast cancer.  The Seinfeld vet and Veep star came loaded for bear: “I’m really good, I’m not just saying that,” she said to cheers, before saying with a laugh, “Let’s get this cancer sh** out…

Ellen DeGeneres helps U.S. Open champion Naomi Osaka land a date with Michael B. Jordan

Ellen DeGeneres helps U.S. Open champion Naomi Osaka land a date with Michael B. Jordan

Paras Griffin/Getty Images for Essence(LOS ANGELES) — U.S. Open champion Naomi Osaka scored a date with Creed star Michael B. Jordan, thanks to a little matchmaking by Ellen DeGeneres. The talk show host wished the 21-year-old tennis pro a happy birthday on Twitter by posting a shirtless photo of Jordan on her Twitter feed. “Happy birthday,” she wrote…