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Chad Smith Reunites With Chickenfoot for Boston Show Encore

Chad Smith rejoined Chickenfoot tonight (May 16) at Boston’s Orpheum Theatre, appearing with them in concert for the first time on the tour in support of their latest album, ‘Chickenfoot III.’ While Smith is an official member of Chickenfoot, Kenny Aronoff has been handling drums throughout this tour due to Smith’s involvement with the Red Hot Chili Peppers current road trek.

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Karl Walter, Getty Images
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Steve Winwood Begins 2012 U.S. Tour

It has been nearly 50 years since Steve Winwood burst onto the music scene as a member of the Spencer Davis Group in 1965. In that time the 16-year old British kid who could sing and play keyboards like Ray Charles has evolved musically through stints with Traffic, Blind Faith and his own very successful solo career.

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Jason Merritt, Getty Images
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Track Listing Revealed For Forthcoming Heart Box Set

The upcoming Heart box set ‘Strange Euphoria’ will deliver an embarrassment of riches for both hardcore fans and casual fans alike, thanks to the inclusion of a number of previously unreleased or hard to find tracks.

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KOOL 101.7 Is Looking For Top Local Band/Musician.

Local Musicians, this is your call. I am looking for the next big thing, the next great local musician!  I would like you, the local artist, to send me your mp3 and info/bio sheet or drop off a CD.

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Yes and Genesis Members Announce Release Date for New Squackett Album

Here’s a riddle, of sorts. What’s a “Squackett?” No, it’s not some hybrid bird created in a lab, unless you want to get metaphorical and consider music a bird and a studio a lab. It’s what you get when you cross Yes bassist Chris Squire (who has played on every one of said band’s records) and onetime Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett. The duo will release ‘A Life Within a Day’ on May 29 via Esoteric Antenna.

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Iggy Pop Compares Modern Music to ‘Cheap Drinks’

Iggy Pop has never been much of a shy wallflower, and as an ambassador for Record Store Day 2012, he didn’t hold back when talking about today’s music — and the people who perform it.

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Courtesy of Absolute Publicity
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Marshall Tucker Band Continue Their Alliance with Busch Beer

For the fourth straight year, you’ll hear the Marshall Tucker Band as the voice behind Busch Beer, and MTB’s lead vocalist Doug Gray talked to Ultimate Classic Rock about it.

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The Best Backwards Messages In Music History

Do you remember when people flipped out about secret messages encoded in backwards grooves on albums? Hell, do you even remember albums?

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Slash Talks ‘Apocalyptic Love’ on Canadian Radio

Ex-Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash attended this year’s ‘Slacker Canadian Music Week’ in Toronto — but as he readies for Sunday night’s sold-out gig at the Phoenix Concert Theatre, he took time to sit down for an interview.

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Crosby, Stills and Nash Announce Massive 2012 Summer Tour

Fifty two. That’s not their average age, but the amount of dates that Crosby, Stills and Nash have scheduled for their upcoming summer tour.

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Michael Stanley via Facebook
Michael Stanley via Facebook
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Seventies Rocker Michael Stanley Releases New Album

Midwest singer/songwriter Michael Stanley found regional success in several pockets of the United States during the ‘70s and ‘80s with his eponymous Michael Stanley Band, charting Billboard Top 40 hits with ‘He Can’t Love You’ and ‘My Town.’

Although that success never really translated nationally, Stanley remains popular with fans, particularly in his hometown of Cleveland, Ohio, where he continues to write and record at a prolific pace and has just released his newest solo album, ‘The Hang.’

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Big Brother & The Holding Company Featuring Janis Joplin, ‘Live At The Carousel Ballroom 1968′ – Album Review

Big Brother & The Holding Company were an established rock band prior to Janis Joplin fronting them, and in June of 1966 when she auditioned for the band, things didn’t gel instantly.

Joplin’s gritty blues vocal seemed to clash with the heavy, psychedelic, free form tendencies of the group. Still, Joplin quickly adapted and once she got the hang of what Big Brother expected the lil’ gal from Texas blossomed, elevating herself and the band to a new intergalactic dimension.

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