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Steely Dan’s Donald Fagen Set to Release Fourth Solo Album, ‘Sunken Condos’

Steely Dan’s Donald Fagen is stepping out for his fourth solo record, ‘Sunken Condos,’ coming in October.

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Deep Purple’s ‘Machine Head’ Album Gets 40th Anniversary Reissue

With renewed interest in Deep Purple as the band makes plans for 2013, there’s something special that will precede their new album and future touring. EMI has announced that the band’s ‘Machine Head’ album will receive a 40th Anniversary reissue this fall.

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Electric Light Orchestra’s Jeff Lynne Announces Solo Album, Best of ELO Projects

October will be an exciting month for fans of Electric Light Orchestra. Co-founder Jeff Lynne will be releasing a solo album, and ‘Mr. Blue Sky — the Very Best of Electric Light Orchestra’ on Oct. 9. The reissue of the most well-known hits from the British band allows Lynne to reassess old material.

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Supertramp’s Roger Hodgson Returns to the Road With ‘Breakfast in America’ Tour

The summer may be winding down, but things are just about to heat up stateside for Roger Hodgson. The singer and co-founder of Supertramp is making his way back to North America to continue his ‘Breakfast in America’ tour, with a new leg of dates set to begin Aug. 5 in Park City, Utah.

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J. Geils Band Announce 2012 Houseparty Tour Without J. Geils

The J. Geils Band have announced their 2012 Houseparty Tour. Beginning Aug. 25 in Syracuse, N.Y., the veteran rockers will play nine dates in the Northeast, winding up in Hampton Beach, N.H. on Sept. 22. More dates are expected to be added soon.

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New Music Releases – August 2012

Our August 2012 New Music Releases calendar features the long-awaited return of Lynyrd Skynyrd, who are back with a new studio album filled with fresh material.

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Whitesnake Preparing ‘Forevermore’ Concert DVD

Whitesnake had some of their fans concerned about the future when they dropped off the road earlier this year. At the time, they issued a statement that they were taking a break from touring to focus their efforts on the studio.

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Guitar Player Guides Viewers Through the History of Rock and Roll With 100 of the Best Guitar Riffs in History [VIDEO]

If you're a fan of rock and roll, guitars, or music in general; this video is really worth checking out. Someone from the Chicago Music Exchange, a music supply outlet, put together a compilation of the 100 most memorable and recognizable guitar riffs through the history of the genre.

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The REAL Reason Van Halen Cancelled Their Shows This Summer

More than 30 concert dates after the group's June 26 gig in New Orleans were canceled last month, but no reason was given at the time. Other than the band was getting along and it wasn't because they were fighting.

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Barry Gibb Planning Solo Return to Music

Bee Gees singer Barry Gibb says that even though it’s been an especially difficult period in his life, he does intend to return to music. Gibb’s brother Robin passed away in May, following fellow Bee Gees sibling Maurice in 2003 and the lone solo Gibb, Andy, in 1988.

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Joe Jackson Salutes Jazz Great Duke Ellington With ‘The Duke’ Covers Album

Piano great Joe Jackson is paying homage to a legend that came way before his time with the new covers album, ‘The Duke.’ The disc is a collection of reinterpreted Duke Ellington classics as done by Jackson and his band, along with special guests like Iggy Pop, Steve Vai, and The Roots’ Ahmir “?uestlove” Thompson among others.

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Jefferson Starship Set To Release Live Four-CD Set

It’s a very cool time for fans of the Jefferson Starship. Back in 2009 at the ‘Roswell UFO Parade & Festival’, the band, along with the likes of Grateful Dead keyboardist Tom Constanten, among others, performed a sci-fi concert at Pearson Auditorium in honor of the parade, also acting as the ‘Grand Martians’ for that year.

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