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Ted Nugent To Play 6,000th Show In Detroit

June 21st, 2008 11:00am EDT
Ted Nugent
Rock legend Ted Nugent will celebrate America's Independence Day in style by performing his 6,000th concert. Nugent will head home to Detroit, Michigan for the landmark show - part of his 50th tour.

The rocker says, "I was born and raised in Detroit in the shadow of the mighty Funk Brothers and I was taught the ropes of Howlin' Wolf, Muddy Waters, Mose Allison, John Lee Hooker, Bo Diddley, Chuck Berry by Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels. I started playing back there under the guidance of Joe Podorsek, my guitar teacher from the Capitol School of Music on Grand River Avenue, in 1957....

2007 New Orleans Jazz Fest Compilation Released

July 12th, 2007 5:00pm EDT
Jazz Fest
The 2007 New Orleans Jazz Fest Compilation Album is ready! The album contains 30 live tracks from 30 of this year's New Orleans Jazz Fest performers and represents a selection of the joyous and varied musical styles that have come to signify the essence of Jazz Fest. This year's festival marked a return to normal with record crowds and a stellar roster of artists that just goes to show what an incredible musical treasure the New Orleans Jazz Fest has become.

The 2007 Compilation Album is available on 3 CDs ($29.95) as well as downloads ($24) and includes performances from:

The Al...

More Monkees Deluxe: 2nd Set Of Limited-Edition Reissues Out July 10

July 4th, 2007 6:00pm EDT
The Monkees' tale is legendary. Micky Dolenz, Davy Jones, Mike Nesmith and Peter Tork were plucked by fate from a mass casting call in 1966. Asked to portray a zany rock band in the spirit of the Beatles' A Hard Day's Night, the quartet went on to out-sell the Beatles and The Rolling Stones combined; more than 16 million albums between 1966 and 1968. After Peter Tork's recent outcry against the Monkees' exclusion from the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame despite their importance as a pop culture phenomenon, Los Angeles' KRTH-FM started a grass roots campaign to get the group inducted. Brian Wilso...

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