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Rolling Stones to Release ‘Rock and Roll Circus’ Box Set

The Rolling Stones will release a new box set on June 7, devoted to their Rock and Roll Circus special that was filmed for the BBC in 1968, but remained unreleased until 1996.  The show contained performances by the Stones, the Who, Jethro Tull, Marianne Faithfull, Taj Mahal, Yoko Ono and a one-off supergroup of John Lennon, Keith Richards, Eric Clapton and Mitch Mitchell called the Dirty Mac.. ...Read Full Story

Eric Clapton Announces U.S. Tour Dates

Just ahead of his fifth annual Crossroads Guitar Festival this fall, Eric Clapton has announced that he will be playing a handful of U.S. shows in September.  Clapton will be playing the limited shows in San Francisco, Las Vegas, and Phoenix, backed by Doyle Bramhall II, Paul Carrack, Nathan East, Steve Gadd, and Chris Stainton.. ...Read Full Story

Rush Set To Release ‘A Farewell To Kings’ Graphic Novel

A band-authorized graphic novel chronicling the creation of Rush’s A Farewell to Kings album will be released on Sept. 10. The 144-page The Making of A Farewell to Kings was created by the Fantoons animation studio with input from Rush guitarist Alex Lifeson and Kings album producer Terry Brown, who also wrote the book’s forward.  An additional project – a 70-page coloring book “packed with gorgeous Rush artwork and references from Moving Pictures to Clockwork Angels” — is set to arrive in July.. ...Read Full Story

Morrissey Postpones Canadian Tour Dates Due To Medical Emergency

Just as he was set to kick off his first Canadian tour in 15 years, Morrissey has postponed or canceled most of his Canadian dates due to a “medical emergency.” The tour was supposed to have kicked off Sunday night (April 14) in Vancouver.  The staunch animal rights activist and vegan boycotted Canada until now because of seal hunting, and had planned to donate a portion of proceeds from all of the tour’s ticket sales to 15 animal rescue organizations.. ...Read Full Story