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Check Out 'Woodstock: 3 Days Of Peace & Music' On DVD June 6

May 30th, 2009 7:49am EDT
Woodstock
"Woodstock: 3 Days of Peace & Music" – the four-hour director’s cut of the 1970 Oscar®-winning documentary about the landmark music event that featured some of the greatest rock ‘n’ roll performers in history -- will be released June 9 in a spectacular new limited, numbered Blu-ray and DVD Ultimate Collector’s Edition (UCE).

With two extra hours of rare performance footage - some of it newly-discovered, some only seen in part and some never seen at all - the UCE is destined to make its own history.

Image © 1969 Michael Lang Henry Diltz

Today, four decades later, Woodstoc...
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Steve Winwood Celebrates The New Year With String Of East Coast Concerts

December 3rd, 2008 6:00pm EST
Steve Winwood
Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Steve Winwood, recently named one of Rolling Stone magazine's "100 Greatest Singers of All Time," will ring in the New Year with a series of East Coast concert performances in January. Winwood's upcoming East Coast concert dates mark the first U.S. headline tour since 2007 for the legendary rock superstar, who last toured the states with Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers in the summer of 2008.

Winwood is currently enjoying the success of his most recent album, Nine Lives, which entered the Billboard 200 at #12 last May, bringing the artist his highest chart debut...
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Celebrity Horoscope: Taurus

April 21st, 2008 8:00am EDT
Renee Zellweger
People who inhabit the Taurus sign (April 20-May 20) have a great work ethic and are reliable, honest, and determined. They don't take any unnecessary risks and are not easily distracted. In other words, they're taskmasters.

Take Cher, for example. She's been working since she was 17 - that's 45 years in the business and one heck of a work ethic. Although she "officially retired" following her 2005 farewell tour, she is contracted to perform over 200 shows over the next three years.

Those born under the bull sign also like to live comfortably. That's not a difficult thi...
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Joe Cocker To Release 'Hymn For My Soul' May 13

April 18th, 2008 9:17am EDT
Joe Cocker
On May 13th, Fantasy Records will release Hymn For My Soul, the newest album from legendary singer Joe Cocker. The album unites Cocker, possessor of one of the world's most instantly recognizable and iconic voices (Lennon & McCartney's "With A Little Help From My Friends," anyone?), with Ethan Johns, who has proved both his worth and his Midas touch via albums he's produced for, among others, Rufus Wainwright, Emmylou Harris, Ryan Adams, Razorlight, Kings of Leon, and Ray LaMontagne. The union has resulted in one of the most accomplished pieces of work in the Sheffield-born singer's long an...
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The Five Most Underrated And Overrated Songs By The Beatles

April 11th, 2008 11:03am EDT
Beatles
Who's the best? Who's the worst? These are the most common arguments that erupt when discussing the annals of pop culture, but there is another discussion far more compelling: Who's overrated and who's underrated?

This is an entirely different basis of comparison from a simple ranking based on quality. Someone or something becomes overrated based on a matter of public perception. It is this perception that is challenged when a piece of pop culture is deemed over/underrated, making quality an essential element, but not the entire basis of the assertion.

It is normally considere...
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Legendary Superstar Steve Winwood To Release 'Nine Lives' April 29

April 3rd, 2008 3:58pm EDT
Steve Winwood
The legendary singer-songwriter-multi-instrumentalist Steve Winwood has signed a new deal with Columbia Records who will release the artist's highly-anticipated new major label album, "Nine Lives," on Tuesday, April 29.

The eagerly-awaited "Nine Lives" is Winwood's first full-length studio album since About Time, released on Winwood's own independent label, Wincraft, in 2003; and it opens an important new chapter in Steve's extraordinary career. The musician also recently announced that he will head out on a national tour with Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers this summer for shows acro...
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Michael Bolton Brings New Life To Seasonal Favorites

October 29th, 2007 3:27pm EDT
Michael Bolton
Concord Records recently released A Swingin' Christmas, an album of yuletide hits sung by multi-platinum Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Michael Bolton with the bang of a big band orchestra behind him. Originally released last year (exclusively at Target), this beautiful and inspirational holiday collection adds two brand-new tracks: "Silent Night" and "Joy To The World."

A Swingin' Christmas sees Bolton bringing new life to a host of holiday chestnuts, including "Walkin' In A Winter Wonderland," "Let It Snow" and "White Christmas," making it a must-have for the holiday season. The fu...
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Montreal Singer-Songwriter Chantal Chamandy To Perform At Egypt's Pyramids

September 5th, 2007 7:00pm EDT
Chantal Chamandy
Montreal, August 2007— A team from Quebec will be leaving for Cairo in the next few days to produce a unique show on September 7th in front of the pyramids on the Giza plateau.

The Egyptian government has granted permission for Chantal Chamandy, Beladi, A Night at the Pyramids, featuring the Cairo Symphony Orchestra, to be presented before an audience of several thousand people. Chantal Chamandy one of only a handful of artists, which includes Sting, Shakira, Julio Iglesias, The Grateful Dead and Egyptian stars Fairouz and Magda al-Roumy, to have access to this majestic site for a liv...
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Celebrity Birthdays, May 20

May 20th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Timothy Olyphant
Happy Birthday to rapper Busta Rhymes (1972), race car driver Tony Stewart (1971), "Deadwood" star Timothy Olyphant (1968), "The Facts of Life" actress Mindy Cohn (1960), "Ghost" actor Tony Goldwyn (1960), "True Romance" actor Bronson Pinchot (1959), singer Israel Kamakawiwo'ole (1959), Go-Go's singer Jane Wiedlin (1958), singer/actress Cher (1946), British singer Joe Cocker (1944), "The Matrix Revolutions" actor Anthony Zerbe (1936), and "Mr. Smith Goes To Washington" star Jimmy Stewart (1908; d. 1997).
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You'll Keep That Lovin' Feeling With 18 New Pop Number 1's Compilations; Win Them All!

April 11th, 2007 8:00pm EDT
Number 1
Great pop songs are ones you not only remember forever but remind you of the feelings you had when they shot up the charts. On three decade by decade--the '60s through the '80s--Hip-O/UMe Pop Number 1's albums in the new and ongoing UMe Number 1's series, those #1 songs and the feelings they recall are back. Love Songs Number 1's, also released April 3, 2007, brings together the ultimate love songs that topped the charts. All titles will be released in a ground-breaking environmentally-friendly packaging format. A first for the music industry, the standard package (both sleeve and tray) w...
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British singer James Morrison Brings His Music To The U.S. March 13; Check Out The First Single

February 14th, 2007 2:29pm EST
James Morrison
Not only is England's James Morrison the owner of the most charismatic and rootsy soul voice to emerge in recent years, but his songs pack an emotional depth that lets you know they're coming from someplace - and someone - very real. He's got style and substance; honesty and passion, and a debut so strong that he won't be Undiscovered for long.

"I don't wanna be misunderstood," sings James Morrison. "I've got to take this chance and make it into something good."

There's a sense of urgency the 22-year-old U.K. singer/songwriter brings to the music on his debut Interscope Records al...
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Casey Kasem's "Long Distance Dedications" Are Spotlight Feature On New CD

January 12th, 2007 3:54pm EST
Casey Kasem
Legendary DJ and radio personality Casey Kasem will release a new CD featuring 20 of the most popular songs from his signature radio feature The Long Distance Dedications on January 23. The disc, Casey Kasem Presents: The Long Distance Dedications spans multiple genres and includes some of the biggest names in music: Elton John, Whitney Houston, Cher, Lionel Richie, Louis Armstrong, The Righteous Brothers, Amy Grant, Joe Cocker, Lee Ann Womack, Sarah McLachlan, Phil Collins, Commodores, Chicago and many others. It arrives in stores on January 23, 2007, (Top Sail Productions/WEA) and is the...
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Newcomer Lisa Palleschi Releases Her Debut Album, "Released"

November 24th, 2006 10:00am EST
Lisa Palleschi
"I think this album has two personalities," Lisa Palleschi says of her debut, Released. "Half the songs are really pretty ballads, love songs, and the other half are more in-your-face, rock songs."

Indeed, Released is chock full of humanity: Its songs map the extreme ups and downs that every person experiences. It's full of love (the sensuous, lush cover of The Cure's classic "Just Like Heaven") and heartbreak (the scornful "I Wanna See You Cry"). And the big-voiced Long Island, N.Y. born siren wouldn't have it any other way.

Ranging from the sweeping to the sweet, the beautifully...
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Celebrity Birthdays, May 20

May 20th, 2006 3:00am EDT
Cher
Happy Birthday to rapper Busta Rhymes (1972), race car driver Tony Stewart (1971), "Deadwood" star Timothy Olyphant (1968), "The Facts of Life" actress Mindy Cohn (1960), "Ghost" actor Tony Goldwyn (1960), "True Romance" actor Bronson Pinchot (1959), singer Israel Kamakawiwo'ole (1959), Go-Go's singer Jane Wiedlin (1958), singer/actress Cher (1946), British singer Joe Cocker (1944), "The Matrix Revolutions" actor Anthony Zerbe (1936), and "Mr. Smith Goes To Washington" star Jimmy Stewart (1908; d. 1997).
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