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Neil Young’s Latest Film Gets Summer Release Date

2012 is shaping up to be a pretty good year to be a Neil Young fan: Not only do we have a pair of new albums from Neil and Crazy Horse to look forward to, but his most recent film collaboration with director Jonathan Demme is heading for theaters. Titled ‘Neil Young Journeys,’ it’s been tabbed by Sony Classics Pictures for a June 29 release.

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Monkees React to Davy Jones’ Death

In the wake of Davy Jones’ sudden passing yesterday (Feb. 29), his fans and musical peers have taken to their social media networks of choice to share their sorrow and disbelief — as have Jones’ former bandmates in the Monkees, all of whom have posted public expressions of grief.

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Buffalo Springfield Reunion Goes and Says Goodbye

If you’ve been trying to figure out how Neil Young‘s recent announcement that he’s working on a pair of new albums with Crazy Horse would fit in with his plans to tour with the reunited Buffalo Springfield, you can stop wondering: the Springfield reunion is on hold, again.

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Heart Make Plans for New Album in 2012

They spent most of the ’90s and early aughts recording sporadically as Heart, but Ann and Nancy Wilson appear to be making up for lost time: 2012 will bring plenty of live dates, a new box set, a memoir of their time in the rock ‘n’ roll trenches, and — most exciting of all for longtime fans — an album of new material.

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Paul McCartney Joins All-Star Lineup for Teenage Cancer Benefit Concerts

Over the last decade and change, the annual Concerts for Teenage Cancer Trust have become a London tradition — and this year, they’ll celebrate their 12th anniversary with an impressive run of shows that will kick off with a Paul McCartney performance on March 29.

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Boston Announces 2012 Tour Dates

Can you feel that? Oh no, wait, it’s more than a feeling. Yes, that’s right — while work on its long-delayed sixth studio album continues, Boston is returning to the road for a summer tour. As frontman Tom Scholz joked in his announcement to fans, this latest run of dates comes just in time for the end of the world.

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Van Halen’s ‘A Different Kind of Truth’ Debuts at Number Two

He’s just a gigolo, and everywhere he goes, David Lee Roth ain’t got no chart-topping Van Halen records. Despite an impressive 187,000 copies sold, the band’s new album ‘A Different Kind of Truth‘ was kept from the top spot in its first week by Adele‘s unstoppable ’21,’ which enjoyed a huge Grammy-week bounce, moving nearly a quarter of a million units in its 50th week on the chart.

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Steven Van Zandt on E Street Band’s First Show Without Clemons: ‘All We Can Do Is Carry On’

For many viewers, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band’s performance of ‘We Take Care of Our Own‘ was a Grammy highlight. But for the band members, their first full live gig without longtime sax player Clarence Clemons had decidedly solemn undertones.

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Keith Richards to Play Hubert Sumlin Benefit Show

While we wait for definitive word on whether the Rolling Stones will celebrate their 50th anniversary by going on tour this year, we can content ourselves with the band’s ongoing series of ‘official bootleg’ releases — and at least one of the band members is hitting the stage in the near future: Keith Richards, who’s performing at a benefit in honor of recently deceased guitar legend Hubert Sumlin.

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Fleetwood Mac / Beach Boys Love Affair Story Headed to the Big Screen

For Beach Boys fans, the story of drummer Dennis Wilson has long been one of rock’s most tragic tales, but to the larger record-buying public, his tumultuous life and untimely death has remained largely unknown. That looks set to change next year with ‘The Drummer,’ a biopic starring Aaron Eckhart as Wilson and Vera Farmiga as his onetime paramour (and former Fleetwood Mac keyboardist) Christine McVie.

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New Van Halen Songs To Debut on Tonight’s ‘CSI’

The last time Van Halen released a studio album with David Lee Roth, it would have seemed awfully strange, to say the least, for a major band to promote its new music by debuting tracks on a TV drama. But times have changed, and as part of the rollout plan for their new album ‘A Different Kind of Truth,’ VH is including clips from two new songs in this week’s episode of ‘CSI,‘ which airs tonight (Jan. 25) on CBS.

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Kiss Stars Paul Stanley and Ace Frehley Both Announce New Guitars

Ace Frehley may not be sharing the stage with Paul Stanley and the other original members of Kiss anymore, but thanks to a pair of new custom guitars being produced by Washburn and Les Paul, you can relive your memories of the band’s glory days with some hot licks of your own.

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