Jimmy Page Forming New Band, Says Led Zeppelin Reunion ‘Doesn’t Look Likely’

September 30, 2014 Music

Jimmy Page has finally faced facts: Robert Plant is just not that into a Led Zeppelin reunion.


Speaking Tuesday in an onstage Q&A at the London launch of the latest batch of Zeppelin reissues, Page – who has agitated for a more permanent reunion ever since the band's triumphant one-off 2007 show at London's O2 Arena – finally seemed to rule out the band playing together again.



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"I don't think it looks as though that's on the cards, so there's not much more I can say about that," he said. (Although, for once, Page declined to put the blame at Plant's door). "I'm not going to give you a detail-by-detail account of what one person says and another person says," he added. "All I can

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Kenny Rogers Blends Holiday and Country Classics on 2014 Christmas Tour

September 30, 2014 Music

Kenny Rogers will deck the halls in 22 cities this November and December, as he crosses the U.S. and Canada on his 33rd holiday tour. The country legend's Christmas & Hits Through the Years trek, with special guest Linda Davis, will kick off November 12th with a four-night run in Niagra Falls, Ontario, and will wrap December 23rd in Westbury, New York. (See a full list of cities and dates below.) Each stop will have its own set of unique backup singers: a local choir and local children.


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Rogers promises a mix of holiday classics such as "O Holy Night" and "White Christmas" with several of his beloved hits, including "Lucille" and "The Gambler." Though he's sung those latter tunes night

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Watch Alabama Make a ‘Tennessee River’ Run With Jason Aldean — Video Premiere

September 30, 2014 Music

Last November, Alabama gathered some of their most famous friends and hit up Nashville's Ryman Auditorium for a sold-out, guest-heavy performance. That concert, which featured collaborations with everyone from Trisha Yearwood to Jamey Johnson, hits stores today in the form of Alabama & Friends at the Ryman, a DVD and double-disc record that marks Alabama's first live album in more than two decades.



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The album kicks off with a live performance of the band's 1984 chart-topper, "If You're Gonna Play in Texas (You Gotta Have a Fiddle in the Band)," before moving into the first duet of the evening: a fiery, tag-teamed version of "Tennessee River," featuring Jason Aldean on guest vocals and acoustic guitar. "This man is

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Americana Supergroup Trigger Hippy Releases Debut Album

September 30, 2014 Music

When Trigger Hippy, the roots supergroup founded by Black Crowes drummer Steve Gorman, made its AmericanaFest debut earlier this month, it was difficult to think of a festival act that better embodied the idea of Americana. Led by Gorman, the members of the cleverly monikered collective — singers Joan Osborne and Jackie Greene, bassist Nick Govrik and guitarist Tom Bukovac — represent the hallmarks of the catch-all genre: rock, soul, blues and country.



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"It's all Southern music. Blues and country and soul and jazz, all those things emanated from one general area of the country," says Gorman, who after coming off the road with the Black Crowes in 2013 turned his attention full-time to

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See Rancid Play Three Punky Ragers From New Album

September 30, 2014 Music

Rancid didn't merely announce that they were putting out their eighth studio record this fall; they made a sampler video. To accompany the news that ...Honor Is All We Know would be coming out on October 27th, the long-running punk quartet filmed themselves playing three songs from the record: "Collision Course," "Honor Is All We Know" and "Evil's My Friend," which are all sequenced one right after the other. In a post on Facebook, the band promised it would be releasing more music from the album.



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The Bay Area punks recorded the album, which follows up their 2009 LP Let the Dominoes Fall, with Bad Religion guitarist Brett Gurewitz producing. "It's been six years since our last record," the band wrote in a joint statement. "Thank you

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Malcolm Young’s Family Confirms AC/DC Guitarist’s Dementia

September 30, 2014 Music

The family of founding AC/DC guitarist Malcolm Young has confirmed the illness that forced the 61-year-old to quit the band. "Malcolm is suffering from dementia and the family thanks you for respecting their privacy," they said in a statement, according to People. 



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The group had previously announced in April that Young would be taking a break from the band and that it would be recording a new record without him. When AC/DC announced that it would be putting out the record, Rock or Bust, this fall, they confirmed that Young would not be returning to the band, "due to the nature of Malcolm's condition." They did not go into the specifics of the illness.


Young's nephew, Stevie Young, played rhythm guitar in Malcolm's

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Flashback: Bob Dylan Sings ‘I Shall Be Released’ With Elvis Costello

September 30, 2014 Music

By the spring of 1995 Bob Dylan had been on the road for a solid eight years, and even though the general public and the media were barely paying attention, his shows were starting to get really, really good.



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Trying to pinpoint the exact reason why this happened is a fool's errand, but a new book by his former road manager reveals that he quit drinking the previous year. That might explain why he played with greater focus and passion, dragging out songs from all corners of his catalog like "If You See Her, Say Hello," "Man In The Long Black Coat" and "Jokerman."


The tour touched down in Europe in early March, spreading out all over the continent before heading to the U.K. for a run of shows with

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Neil Diamond Spreads Love the Brooklyn Way

September 30, 2014 Music

It's hard to believe Neil Diamond had never played a show on his native soil of Brooklyn before last night. But he returned to the old neighborhood for a surprise secret gig at his alma mater Erasmus Hall High School, deep in the heart of Flatbush. It was an emotional homecoming on a (surprisingly) hot September night. Seeing Neil Diamond sing "Brooklyn Roads" at his first-ever Brooklyn gig was as hardcore as seeing the Beastie Boys do "Hello Brooklyn" at their first show in the borough, back at McCarren Pool in 2007.



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Neil was clearly in sentimental mode, telling stories about the old days and busting his arena-size moves in the high-school chapel where he used to get sent for detention. "The

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The Black Keys Loosen Up: Backstage on the ‘Turn Blue’ Tour

September 30, 2014 Music

On a Saturday afternoon in Cleveland, Patrick Carney kicks back in his dressing room at Quicken Loans Arena, smoking a cigarette in a chair next to an exercise bike. Below a giant TV is an FC Twin console, a system that plays both Nintendo and Super Nintendo games. To relax before shows, the drummer often plays one of the dozens of vintage games he's brought on the road, including Maniac Mansion, Mega Man and Wall Street Kid.



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"You have to make as much money as possible trading stocks," he says of Wall Street Kid. "But you also have to keep your girlfriend happy with jewelry and cars. This is for kids. It's so fucked up."


It's the second day of the Black Keys' Turn Blue world tour. With 48 arena

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Watch Pharrell’s Anime, Pokemon-Inspired ‘It Girl’ Video

September 30, 2014 Music

Thus far, Pharrell's Girl has produced two pop hits: "Happy" the chart-topping single that first appeared on the Despicable Me 2 soundtrack, and "Come Get It Bae," which featured supporting vocals from Miley Cyrus. Now, six months after the album's release, its cool closing track is getting the busy, high-concept video that might push it toward becoming hit number three.



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Produced by Takashi Murakami, the man behind Kanye West's Graduation artwork, the video renders Pharrell into – and in the style of – various cartoons and video games. At one point, he's skateboarding (under his giant hat) through a Sega-esque beach level; at another, he's shown in Pokemon-style widescreen. Eventually, there

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