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Liam Gallagher on Oasis Reunion Possibility: ‘We’ve Got to Become Mates Again’

Liam Gallagher on Oasis Reunion Possibility: ‘We’ve Got to Become Mates Again’
Liam Gallagher admits it took him a while for him to get back on track after Oasis, which ended in 2009 when he got into a backstage fistfight with his brother Noel Gallagher. It was the end of a classic musical partnership, and set the two brothers off into the musical wilderness. Noel, Oasis’ main songwriter, formed the musically adventurous High Flying Birds. Liam created Beady Eye with former members of Oasis. But even Liam admits those years “weren’t so fruitful.” The band broke up in 2014, and Liam decided go solo.
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‘Let It Bleed’: Why the Stones’ Nastiest Masterpiece Feels Right on Time

December 1969: The Rolling Stones are capping off their decade of triumph with a new album. It’s called Let It Bleed. The songs ooze doom, death, darkness, and destruction. Right from the start, it’s an album full of bad news, from the opening guitar shivers of “Gimme Shelter.” “That’s a kind of end-of-the-world song, really. It’s apocalypse; the whole record’s like that,” Mick Jagger told Jann S. Wenner in his 1995 Rolling Stone interview. “It’s a very rough, very violent era. The Vietnam War. Violence on the screens.
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Cream Collect Four Complete Concerts for ‘Goodbye Tour Live 1968’ Box Set

Cream collect four complete concerts from the supergroup’s farewell tour for their upcoming Goodbye Tour Live 1968 box set.

The four-cd set, out February 7th, 2020 and available to preorder now, features the three of band’s October 1968 California concerts – Oakland, Los Angeles and San Diego – as well as Cream’s November 26th, 1968 farewell gig from London’s Royal Albert Hall. Of the box set’s 36 tracks, 29 were previously available on CD, with 19 of those unreleased entirely.

“Cream was a shambling circus of diverse personalities who happened to find that catalyst together…
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Hear Prince’s Unreleased ‘Don’t Let Him Fool Ya’ From ‘1999’ Reissue

The Prince estate has revealed a previously unreleased song titled “Don’t Let Him Fool Ya,” one of two-dozen unearthed-from-the-vault tracks that appear on the upcoming reissue of Prince’s 1999.

“Don’t Let Him Fool Ya” is a classic funk work-up stylistically in the vein of 1999; the song was recorded in the summer of 1982 — the later stretch of sessions that yielded 1999 — at Prince’s Kiowa Trail home studio in Chanhassen, Minnesota.

With a home studio at his disposal, Prince was able to record whenever and whatever he wanted: On “Don’t Let Him Fool Ya,
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Watch Prince Celebrate Pop Apocalypse With Previously Unreleased ‘1999’ Live Clip

Prince delivers a delirious rendition of “1999” in a previously unreleased clip from his December 29th, 1982 concert at the Summit in Houston, Texas. The entire show will be released on DVD as part of a new 1999 reissue, out November 29th.

“1999” frequently, and fittingly, served as the final song in the 1999 tour setlist, and the clip from the Houston concert captures all the bombast Prince and his band brought to the performance. Every moment is filled with joy, especially as the musicians settle into the extended outro, during which Prince, guitarist Dez Dickerson
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Prince’s Massive ‘1999’ Box Set to Contain 35 Previously Unreleased Recordings

Prince’s Massive ‘1999’ Box Set to Contain 35 Previously Unreleased Recordings
Prince’s breakthrough into the mainstream will get a new reassessment this year when 1999, the blockbuster 1982 album that contained the hits “1999” and “Little Red Corvette,” comes out as a souped-up, remastered reissue on November 29th. The massive super-deluxe edition of the reissue contains five CDs and a DVD (or 10 LPs and a DVD) with 35 previously unreleased audio tracks and a full concert film that was previously unofficially circulated. The singer’s estate is also issuing pared-down versions of the reissue, including a two-cd (or four-lp) “Deluxe Edition” and a single-cd (or two-lp) basic edition.
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This Week in Latin Music: Selena for Sanctuary, Shakira ‘Unplugged’ at 20, Rosalía and Ozuna

It has officially been 20 years since Shakira first brought her unique brand of rock en español (and leather pants) to MTV’s Unplugged series, and 48 hours since Rosalía and Ozuna shook fans with their surprise collaboration. In case you missed it, here are some highlights from this week in Latin music.

Kali Uchis, Cuco to Stand Up for Immigrants in ‘Selena for Sanctuary’ Concert Series

“Existing as successful Latinx artists within this political climate is a form of resistance,” said Doris Muñoz, organizer of Solidarity for Sanctuary — a concert series
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Hear Steve Miller Band Unearth ‘Say Wow’ From Upcoming ‘Vault’ Box Set

Steve Miller Band have unearthed their song “Say Wow,” one of nearly 40 unreleased tracks destined for their upcoming Welcome to the Vault box set. The Miller-penned laid-back number was originally recorded in 1973, the same year that saw the release of the band’s hit The Joker LP.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame-inducted band dig through six decades’ worth of rarities for the band’s new box set, a three-disc set featuring 38 unreleased songs, five never-heard compositions, dozens of alternate versions and live performances and more.

Welcome to the
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The Doors Prep Unreleased Material for ‘Soft Parade’ 50th Anniversary Reissue

The Doors will include a trove of previously unreleased recordings on the upcoming 50th anniversary deluxe edition of their 1969 album, The Soft Parade, out October 18th.

The band teased the project with one such rarity: An raucous early version of their 1970 track “Roadhouse Blues” — which would appear on the band’s next album, Morrison Hotel — sung by organist Ray Manzarek, who’s cheekily billed as “Screamin’ Ray Daniels.”

The Soft Parade is one of the most controversial albums in the Doors’ catalogue, due to the string and horn arrangements on several tracks (one such song,
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Black Keys back, all right! Reviews are in for ‘Let’s Rock,’ their first album in 5 years

Black Keys back, all right! Reviews are in for ‘Let’s Rock,’ their first album in 5 years
The Black Keys — the rock duo of singer-guitarist Dan Auerbach and drummer Patrick Carney — are back with their first new album since “True Blue” in 2014. “Let’s Rock” was released on June 28, and it’s their ninth studio album overall. So what do critics think of their comeback?

As of this writing “Let’s Rock” has a MetaCritic score of 73 based on 10 reviews counted so far — seven of them positive, three of them somewhat mixed. To put that in perspective, that’s on par with “Turn Blue’s” score five years ago, but it’s shy of their two most successful albums thus far: 82 for “Brothers” (2010) and 84 for “El Camino” (2011), both of which went double-platinum and won them Grammys. “El Camino” was even nominated for Album of the Year.

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Reviewers describe “Let’s Rock” as true to its title: a
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Steve Miller Collects Unheard Tracks for Career-Spanning Box Set ‘Welcome to the Vault’

Steve Miller Collects Unheard Tracks for Career-Spanning Box Set ‘Welcome to the Vault’
Steve Miller will place his biggest hits alongside a slew of previously unreleased tracks on a new box set, Welcome to the Vault, out October 11th via Sailor/Capitol/UMe.

The three-disc, one DVD collection will span Miller’s six-decade career and boast 38 previously unreleased recordings including demos, rehearsals, outtakes and live performances. The set will also feature five recently rediscovered Steve Miller Band tracks recorded in the Sixties and Seventies. To accompany the box set announcement, Miller shared an alternate version of his 1976 Number One single “Rock ‘N Me.
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12 Last-Minute Father’s Day Gifts

12 Last-Minute Father’s Day Gifts
Father’s Day is this weekend, and if you’re looking for a great last-minute gift for dad, we’ve rounded up a dozen solid picks that’ll impress even the pickiest of patriarchs. From books to watches to collectible box sets, order these gifts online and get them delivered in time for Sunday.

Just because you’re leaving your shopping till the last minute doesn’t mean you have to settle for a basic bouquet or a generic gift card. We’ve scoured our favorite sites and brands to
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Hear Jakob Dylan, Regina Spektor Team Up on Sixties Psychedelic Classic

Hear Jakob Dylan, Regina Spektor Team Up on Sixties Psychedelic Classic
The upcoming film Echo in the Canyon captures the creative explosion that happened in Southern California in the mid-Sixties, with Jakob Dylan interviewing heroes like Tom Petty, Michelle Phillips, Brian Wilson and more. “The music that came out of the Laurel Canyon scene was inspiring to my generation of songwriters,” said Dylan who also executive produced the project. Added Beck, who also appears, “These records come all of the sudden, like an avalanche, and there’s nothing like them before.”

The film also features covers by a younger generation of songwriters.
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Paul McCartney Remembers Doris Day: ‘She Was a True Star’

Paul McCartney Remembers Doris Day: ‘She Was a True Star’
Paul McCartney remembered his longtime friend and fellow animal lover, Doris Day. The legendary singer and actress died Monday at age 97 after contracting pneumonia. “She was a true star in more ways than one,” he wrote on his website. One of those ways was as a lifelong animal welfare activist.

The actress-singer was considered an early advocate of animal protection services and her love of dogs in particular earned her the nickname “the Dog Catcher of Beverly Hills.” She founded the Doris Day Pet Foundation in 1978, which evolved into the Doris Day Animal Foundation.
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Watch Vampire Weekend Perform With Haim on ‘Fallon’

Watch Vampire Weekend Perform With Haim on ‘Fallon’
Danielle Haim joined Vampire Weekend to perform the band’s new song “Jerusalem, New York, Berlin,” which comes off their recent album Father of the Bride. In the atmospheric performance, the singer duets with frontman Ezra Koenig, augmented by sparse, moody instrumentation from the band, which spreads out into an extended jam at the end.

Vampire Weekend appeared on The Tonight Show to play two tracks, which also included “This Life.” The rest of Haim joined the band for the second track, taking on vocal accompaniment.

The 18-track Father of the Bride dropped in April,
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Stream These Albums: April 2019

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Stream These Albums: April 2019
Vampire Weekend, Father of the Bride

Father of the Bride (which is out this Friday) is so zealously detailed and meticulously contoured that you easily sink into its inventions: the whirl of country picking, surf-guitar twang and classical interlude in “Harmony Hall”; the loopy hip-hop of “Sunflower” with its creeping-vocal riff; the Soweto-like bounce and AutoTuned-Beach Boys-style chorale in “Flower Moon.” But this is ear candy loaded with trouble. Frustration, helplessness and romantic crisis come just like the songs, in grenade-like bursts, as Koenig delivers bad news like the “wicked
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Eric Clapton Announces Short U.S. Run Ahead of Crossroads Guitar Fest

Eric Clapton Announces Short U.S. Run Ahead of Crossroads Guitar Fest
Eric Clapton will perform his first Crossroads Guitar Festival in six years in Dallas on September 20th and 21st, featuring the Tedeschi Trucks Band, Sheryl Crow, Joe Walsh, Bonnie Raitt, Gary Clark Jr. and more. Before that, the guitarist has announced he will head out on a small run of U.S. dates in San Francisco, Las Vegas and Phoenix.

It’s good news for Clapton, who has threatened retirement for years. In 2014, he said, “The road has become unbearable” and that he was looking into calling it quits. Two years later,
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Keith Richards’ Great Solo Debut, ‘Talk Is Cheap,’ Turns 30

Keith Richards’ Great Solo Debut, ‘Talk Is Cheap,’ Turns 30
During the mid Eighties, the relationship between Keith Richards and Mick Jagger hit a historic low, as Jagger tested solo waters. “Mick started to become unbearable.” Richards wrote in his 2010 memoir Life. You could hear the rift: 1983’s Undercover and 1986’s Dirty Work often sounded like lackluster attempts at keeping up with the times.

So in 1988, Richards took advantage of time off in the Stones’ schedule and went into the studio with a crack band he dubbed the X-Pensive Winos, including guitarist Waddy Wachtel, keyboard player Ivan Neville and drummer-producer Steve Jordan.
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Flashback: Jimmy Page Plays an Instrumental ‘Stairway’ in 1988

Flashback: Jimmy Page Plays an Instrumental ‘Stairway’ in 1988
Jimmy Page kept himself pretty busy in the Eighties. In addition to co-founding the short-lived supergroup Xyz, he composed the soundtrack to Death Wish II, launched the Firm with Free and Bad Company vocalist Paul Rodgers, reunited with Led Zeppelin for a couple high-profile one-offs, and guest-starred with everyone from Roy Harper to the Rolling Stones. Late in the decade, he also made time to record his debut solo album, Outrider, still the only non-soundtrack LP he’s issued on his own to date. (David Fricke’s two-star Rolling Stone
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Guns N’ Roses’ ‘Chinese Democracy’: 10 Things You Didn’t Know

Guns N’ Roses’ ‘Chinese Democracy’: 10 Things You Didn’t Know
“What we’re trying to do is build Guns N’ Roses back into something,” Axl Rose told Rolling Stone in January 2000. “I’d like to take some of the old Guns fans along with me gradually into the 21st century.”

At the time, Guns fans and Geffen Records were anxiously anticipating the supposedly imminent arrival of Chinese Democracy, the band’s long-awaited first album of original material since 1991’s twin Use Your Illusion releases. Doug Goldstein, the band’s then-manager, informed Rolling Stone that “we are now 99 percent musically done and 80 percent vocals done,
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