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Van Halen Reunion Tour with David Lee Roth

It appears as if one of the major rock and roll rumors that has been floating around for a number of years will finally be taking place as Rolling Stone Magazine has apparently confirmed an upcoming reunion tour of Van Halen with David Lee Roth. I seem to remember this being just a rumor for a while, up there with the full Guns n' Roses reunion and a few others, but I'll trust Rolling Stone...well maybe, but official confirmation is slated to be coming from the band as well soon enough.

Lollapalooza 2007 in Full Swing

Another truly massive music event has been set up in Chicago this summer once again. Lollapalooza is in full swing this weekend beginning yesterday Friday Aug 3rd, and going till tomorrow, Sunday Aug 5th, with multiple stages and last I heard 100+ different musicians an artists performing.

Crossroads Guitar Festival 2007 Today

Today I'll be spending roughly 11 hours at one of the biggest concerts of the year, Eric Clapton's Crossroads Festival, 2007. I was lucky enough to get tickets a number of months back and have been anticipating the action packed lineup for some time now, especially when I received the reminder email from TicketMaster that said concert to start at Noon and end at 11PM, and that the gates open at like 8 or 9 in the morning...

Guns n' Roses Appetite For Destruction 20th Anniversary

There seems to be a lot of milestone anniversaries in the year of 2007. I've already talked about the 40th anniversary of the Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band and the 40th anniversary of the infamous Monterey Pops Festival and the "Summer of Love". I'm also already looking forward to later this year discussing the 30th anniversary of the Sex Pistols' Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols album, and the 40th anniversary of Cream's legendary Disraeli Gears... And those are only the anniversaries I can remember...

Yardbirds to Tour With Page and Beck?

Just the other day, I caught the glimpse of what might be one of the most exciting concert announcements in a while. Jimmy Page and Jeff Beck will be reconvening with the two remaining members of the Yardbirds to tour... That sounds like one killer show.

Internet Radio Saved, At Least For Now

In the music industry, today may have almost been known as the day the music died... or at least the day Internet radio died...

Live Earth Concerts All Day Today: The Day After

Watching the Live Earth concerts yesterday for something like 8 hours, I got to say, I am absolutely thrilled that so many artists turned out to support such an important cause. Unfortunately the shear scope of these concerts prevented every moment from being shown on regular, but there were tons of great performances from genres from classic to soul to rock to folk shown and you can view all the concert footage online.

Live Earth Concerts All Day Today: Musicians Band Together to Raise Awareness About Climate Change

In the tradition of Live Aid of 1985 and Live 8 of 2005 musicians have once again come together to help raise awareness of a worth cause in todays Live Earth concert series. There will be concerts in 9 different countries with a variety of artists all organized by the Save Our Selves organization hoping to mobilize a global response to climate change and will extend well beyond the concerts themselves.

Trying to Save Internet Radio and is it Really in Jeopardy?

In the ever changing world of the Internet, music and copyright law there is apparently a new issue: royalties paid by Internet radio stations to play the songs. A recent ruling has scheduled a drastic increase in the royalties paid by Internet Radio for July 15th 2007 that will be retro active to Jan 1st 2006. This royalty increase will cause millions to be paid out and might easily jeopardize the entire industry of Internet radio and end up being far more harmful to the artists than helpful.

Ringo Starr Catalog Goes Digital

It seems that there has been yet another sign that the Beatles catalog will soon be released digitally as I just read today that Ringo's solo catalog has been released in this format. Although perhaps not as exciting as hearing that the deal for the digital Beatles has been settled, I still think this news is worth mentioning.

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