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Led Zeppelin’s “Physical Graffiti” reissue to include previously unreleased recordings

Led Zeppelin's Physical Graffiti reissue to include previously unreleased recordings

Led Zeppelin's "Physical Graffiti" will receive the deluxe treatment in February to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the album.

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Bob Marley & The Wailers – Easy Skanking in Boston ’78

Bob Marley & The Wailers - Easy Skanking in Boston '78

"Bob Marley & The Wailers - Easy Skanking in Boston '78" features a previously unreleased show captured at the Boston Music Hall on June 8, 1978.

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Elvis Presley’s first recording sells for $240,000

Elvis Presley's first recording sells for $240,000

The acetate of Elvis Presley's first recording, "My Happiness," has sold for $240,000 at an auction held at Graceland in Memphis.

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Musicians we lost in 2014

Musicians we lost in 2014

As 2014 comes to an end, we remember some of the many musicians who passed away over the last 12 months.

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“Bob Dylan and The Band – The Basement Tapes Complete” box set

Bob Dylan and The Band - The Basement Tapes Complete box set

Check out an unreleased song from the highly anticipated 6-CD box set, which brings together all of the recordings from Bob Dylan's so-called "Basement Tapes".

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New releases

New releases

Check the new and upcoming CD, Blu-ray and DVD music releases.

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“The Beatles: All These Years Volume  1: Tune In” – Review

The Beatles: All These Years Volume 1: Tune In - Review

George Smith reviews the first of Mark Lewisohn's three-volume biography of The Beatles.

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Conan O’Brien interviews music historian Peter Guralnick

Conan O'Brien interviews music historian Peter Guralnick

Watch Conan O'Brien's in-depth interview with music historian Peter Guralnick.

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Song of the week

Song of the week

Each week we showcase a classic track as Song of the Week. Check the current and past choices.

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Before they were famous – high school yearbook photos

Before they were famous - high school yearbook photos

See if you can identify these stars before they were famous.

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Jack White to release Elvis single for Record Store Day

Written by admin on March 11, 2015 – 10:54 pm -

US rocker and producer, Jack White, will release a single featuring Elvis Presley’s first recordings for Record Store Day on April 18.

White has been revealed as the bidder who paid $300,000 for the Elvis acetate at an auction earlier this year. The acetate features “My Happiness” on the A-side and “That’s When Your Heartaches Begin” on the B-side. The songs were recorded by Elvis at the Memphis Recording Service in Memphis in the summer of 1953, a full year before the release of his first professional recording.

Elvis Presley - My Happiness acetate auction

White’s record label, Third Man, has provided the following details of the Record Store Day release:

Utilizing the actual unrestored audio as it currently exists on the sole original copy of ‘My Happiness’ b/w ‘That’s When Your Heartaches Begin,’ Third Man will make a limited facsimile, 10-inch 78-rpm disc available on April 18, 2015.

From reproducing the typewritten labels (printed on the reverse of extra Prisonaires labels that happened to be laying around Sun Records in July 1953) to being packaged in a plain, nondescript, of-the-era sleeve, the utmost attention to detail has been paid in order to create an object so close to the historic original as to almost be indistinguishable from one other.


Both titles have found their way onto official releases in the last two decades, but many fans will no doubt regard this as a fun novelty item to add to their collection. There will also be a A 7-inch, 45-rpm release later in the year featuring restored versions of the two songs.



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Marvin Gaye’s family awarded $7.4 million for “Blurred Lines” copyright breach

Written by admin on March 11, 2015 – 8:38 pm -

Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams have been ordered to pay Marvin Gaye’s family $7.4 million for copying elements of Gaye’s 1977 song “Got to Give It Up” in their song “Blurred Lines”.

Gaye’s family will now ask the courts to prohibit sales of “Blurred Lines” until an agreement on future royalties has been established.

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Paul McCartney records with the Hollywood Vampires

Written by admin on March 6, 2015 – 1:51 pm -

Paul McCartney has recorded a song with the Hollywood Vampires, a supergroup featuring Alice Cooper, Joe Perry and Johnny Depp. McCartney joined the group on a version of “Come and Get It,” which is a track he wrote for Badfinger in 1969.

The session took place last year in Los Angeles last year, with McCartney and Cooper sharing lead vocals. Joe Perry told Rolling Stone:

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David Gilmour tour dates and new album

Written by admin on March 6, 2015 – 11:45 am -

David Gilmour will play his first extensive live dates in nine years in September, and will coincide the gigs with the release of his fourth solo studio album.

David Gilmour European tour 2015

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Paul McCartney announces European tour dates

Written by admin on March 6, 2015 – 10:55 am -

Paul McCartney has announced that he is bringing his “Out There” tour to the UK and Europe in May, including stops in Liverpool, London and Birmingham.

Paul McCartney Out There European tour

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