Rolling Stones’ Sax Player Bobby Keys Has Died

Bobby Keys
Saxophonist Bobby Keys, who played on recordings by Eric Clapton and John Lennon and performed one of the all-time blowout solos on the Rolling Stones' "Brown Sugar,"  died at his home near Nashville, Tennessee. He was 70 years old. Keys died today after a lengthy illness. He'd been on tour with the Stones earlier this year, before his health prevented him from performing. "The Rolling Stones are devastated by the loss of their very dear friend and legendary saxophone player, Bobby Keys," ...
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The Davies Brothers Record Together, but No Kinks Reunion On Tap

  It’s been almost 20 years since the Kinks broke up, but Ray and Dave Davies have reunited in the recording studio. Ray Davies told Rolling Stone that the brothers have been working on demos for almost a year. He said Dave brought some new songs to him last year and described his younger brother as “a good writer.” But don ‘t start looking for new Kinks concert dates: Ray says his brother is still on the outs with the Kinks original drummer, Mick Avory. And a few months ago, Dave lowe...
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Jack Bruce Dies at 71

One of the best bass players of all time, Jack Bruce, has died of liver disease at his home in Suffolk, UK. Bruce, one of the three members of the legendary British Invasion band Cream, had been in poor health for most of the last decade. He underwent a liver transplant in 2003 after being diagnosed with liver cancer. His body initially rejected the new liver, but Bruce recovered and began performing again the next year. He released his final album, 'Silver Rails,' earlier this year. Video: "Si...
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The Who Announces U.S. Tour to Celebrate their 50th

The Who's 50th anniversary North American tour will kick off on April 15 in Tampa, FL. The band will play 20 concerts in the East, ending with a stop at Forest Hills, NY, on May 30th. The tour's western swing begins in September in San Diego, CA, and wraps up November 4, 2015. Tickets are available online at The Who's official website. Frontman Roger Daltrey describes the tour as "the beginning of the long goodbye." It will feature material included in the new collection 'Who Hits 50.' The albu...
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Signed Beatles Album Brings $36,000 at Auction

An anonymous American bidder is paying more than $36,000 for a signed copy of the Beatles' premier LP, 'Please Please Me.' The mint pressing of  the 1963 album was sold on eBay. The listing notes that "There are no stains/wrinkles/marks/other at all anywhere near the exquisite signatures of John, Paul, George and Ringo. The item received a total of 39 bids and was eventually sold to an undisclosed bidder, reports WhatSellsBest. This isn't the first time that a Beatles LP has fetched so much m...
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Together Again: Paul and Ringo Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of First U.S. TV Appearance

Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr reunited on stage this week at a taping of The Night That Changed America: A Grammy Salute to The Beatles. The show was recorded the day after this year's Grammy Awards, and will be aired on February 9, 50 years to the day after the Beatles made their US television debut on The Ed Sullivan Show. Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart re-formed Eurythmics to perform their version of 'The Fool On The Hill.' Dave Grohl and Jeff Lynne covered 'Hey Bulldog'. Katy Perry sang 'Y...
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Lennon in ’69: “It’s tense every time the red light goes on”

It wasn't much fun being a Beatle in their final days, according to John Lennon. In a long lost interview with the Village Voice, Lennon said recording Let It Be, the Beatles' final album, was "hell." Journalist Howard Smith conducted the interview with Lennon and his wife, Yoko Ono, in 1969, just after the Beatles finished work on the album. The taped interview sat forgotten in Stern's attic for more than 40 years. It's now being sold at auction. Lennon says making Let It Be was an ordeal: We...
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Elton John Undergoes Surgery

Elton John is recuperating at his home in the south of France following an operation to remove his appendix. The BBC says the 66-year-old singer was forced to cancel several upcoming concert dates, but that he's expected back on stage next month. The Diving Board, John's first solo album in seven years, will be released next month.
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McCartney’s Upbeat as his World Tour Winds Down

For a 71-year-old guy, Paul McCartney has a huge amount of stamina. As his Out There! Tour winds down, McCartney tells Rolling Stone he can’t imagine not doing live performances. He’s added more Beatles songs to the set list – “For the Benefit of Mr. Kite” and “Lovely Rita” from the Sergeant Pepper album. McCartney says singing “Mr. Kite” and playing its bass line at the same time is a challenge… “like patting your head and rubbing your belly at the same time.” Click here for the complete inte...
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Stones Hyde Park Live Album Now on iTunes

Just a week after their blowout concerts in London's Hyde Park, the Rolling Stones have released a live album on iTunes. The album features 19 songs, including "Tumbling Dice," "Paint It Black," "Jumpin' Jack Flash," "Symphony for the Devil," and "Satisfaction." The concerts marked the 44th anniversary of the last time the Stones played Hyde Park. It came at the end of the band's "50 and Counting" North American tour, 18 shows in the U.S. and Canada.
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