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John Lennon’s Killer Would Prefer to Stay in Prison

Last week, Mark David Chapman was denied parole for a seventh straight time since serving the minimum of his 20 year to life sentence for shooting Beatle John Lennon. That seems to be what he wants. The convicted killer says that if were granted parole he would “probably stay right where I’m at.”

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The Rolling Stones’ New Documentary ‘Crossfire Hurricane’ Gets a Release Date

An unobstructed look at the Rolling Stones‘ 50 year career is what director Brett Morgen is promising with ‘Crossfire Hurricane,’ a biopic set to debut on HBO this fall. Footage from early road trips and interviews from the group’s formative years will help create the ultimate behind-the-scenes look at the life and lifestyle of Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and company.

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Aerosmith Songwriter Reveals New Single ‘What Could Have Been Love’ Was Seven Years in the Making

Aerosmith have hinted they’ll be looking back to craft the new songs on their upcoming ‘Music From Another Dimension!’ album. Presumably, that meant working with Jack Douglas again, the producer who helped shaped the band’s early sound. It also means choosing songs that are almost a decade in the making.

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Rolling Stones Begin Recording in Paris

The Rolling Stones have begun recording music — presumably new music — to mark their 50th anniversary. Mick Jagger tweeted a photo on Thursday of him sitting on a drum stool, holding a telecaster in front of a few racks of guitars and amplifiers. The band was also photographed entering or leaving a recording studio in Paris two days earlier. 

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Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Gary Rossington Answers Critics Angry About Band Carrying On With One Original Member

Lynyrd Skynyrd released a new album on Tuesday (Aug. 21). ‘Last of a Dyin” Breed is being called a return to the classic Skynyrd sound, and the recently released title track backs up that claim. The album title could refer to guitarist Gary Rossington, who is indeed the last of a dying breed. He’s the only remaining original member of the legendary rock group. Critics have wondered how he can justify carrying on with a lineup of “replacements.” Rossington says he’s not trying to fool anybody.

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Aerosmith, ‘What Could Have Been Love’ – Song Review

If you want more guitars, more ‘Legendary Child,’ more of the much-hyped Jack Douglas sound of Aerosmith‘s rockin’ ’70s, then their new single is not going to satisfy. You might be better off checking out the band’s other new song, ‘Lover Alot,’ instead.

‘What Could Have Been Love’ is the AC radio hit the group needs to reach a wide audience and sell a ton of copies of ‘Music From Another Dimension‘ on Nov. 6.

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Steven Tyler to Join Mick Fleetwood at Fleetwood Mac Drummer’s Restaurant Opening

With the Global Warming Tour behind him, Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler is heading to Hawaii to join Fleetwood Mac drummer Mick Fleetwood at the opening of Fleetwood’s on Front Street in Maui. It’s a rare break in the schedule of a man who’s balanced recording, touring and filming on a reality television show in recent years.

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Elton John, Billy Joel Comment on Death of Bob Birch

Two legendary piano players have paid tribute to longtime Elton John bassist Bob Birch, who died at age 56 of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound on Wednesday (Aug. 15). Both John and his frequent touring partner Billy Joel, with whom Birch also performed, offered kind words through statements on their websites.

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Guns N’ Roses Drummer Matt Sorum Defends Repetitive ‘November Rain’ Tom Fill

Perhaps ex-Dream Theatre drummer Mike Portnoy was being sincere with his curiosity when he questioned the drumming on one of Guns N’ Roses most famous songs. Last weekend Portnoy asked his 175K followers a question that GNR drummer Matt Sorum gets often.

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