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Bob Seger To Receive Songwriters Hall Of Fame Honor

February 22nd, 2012 10:17am EST
Bob Seger
Veteran rocker Bob Seger is set to be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame this summer.

The Grammy-winning star will join folk songwriter Gordon Lightfoot, country lyricist Don Schlitz and Meatloaf's Bat Out of Hell composer Jim Steinman in the class of 2012, while men behind

The Fantasticks musical, Harvey Schmidt and Tom Jones, will also be honored.

The stars will be inducted into the Hall of Fame during a special ceremony in New York on June 14th.

Last year's honorees included Garth Brooks, Leon Russell and Allen Toussaint.
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Jimmy Buffett Plans Oil Slick Benefit Show

June 21st, 2010 2:00pm EDT
Jimmy Buffett
Veteran musician Jimmy Buffett will team up with stars including Kenny Chesney for a free show in Alabama to pledge support to those affected by the oil spill in the Gulf Of Mexico.

The concert will be held on the beach at Gulf Shores, Alabama and will feature Buffett and his Coral Reefer Band, along with Chesney, Sonny Landreth, the Zac Brown Band, Jesse Winchester and Allen Toussaint.

Buffett has organized the event to show his support for the local businesses affected by the massive slick, which has been drifting ashore on the Gulf Coast since a BP rig ruptured in April.

The gig wi...
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James Hunter's 'The Hard Way' In Stores June 10

May 18th, 2008 1:00pm EDT
James Hunter
Soul deep Brit James Hunter - who possesses a "tight, slithery soul groove" and a "sweet growl" (NY Times) - will make his Hear Music debut with the June 10 release of 'The Hard Way.' The new album finds Hunter delving further into the realm of deep soul on a set of all-original material.

'The Hard Way' was produced by Liam Watson (The White Stripes) at famed analog haven Toe Rag Studios in London. The album will be carried in Starbucks company-operated locations in the U.S. and Canada as well as traditional music retailers and digital download stores starting on June 10, 2008.

Th...
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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...
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2006: Year In Music (Pt. 2)

December 31st, 2006 1:00pm EST
Billy Corgan
...In April, Billy Corgan announced that Smashing Pumpkins will reunite and begin recording a new album... Rihanna released her sophomore disc, Unfaithful, featuring the single S.O.S., which includes a sample of Soft Cell's Tainted Love... and Cee-Lo and DangerMouse's collaboration, Gnarls Barkley took the U.S. by storm, as their hit single Crazy stormed the charts and took off as one of 2006's most popular tunes.

Bands that released new albums include: The Flaming Lips, Daft Punk, Gorillaz, Blue October, Lacuna Coil, Lamb Of God, Pink, Queensryche, The Vines, Eagles Of Death Metal, Qu...
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Grateful Dead, The Doors, Joan Baez & More To Receive Lifetime Achievement Awards

December 20th, 2006 4:03pm EST
Grateful Dead
Recipients of the 2007 Lifetime Achievement Award, Trustees Award and Technical Grammy Award were announced today. Joan Baez, Booker T. & The MG's, Maria Callas, Ornette Coleman, The Doors, the Grateful Dead and Bob Wills will receive The Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award. Estelle Axton, Cosimo Matassa and Stephen Sondheim will be honored with The Academy's Trustees Award. David M. Smith and Yamaha Corporation have been named recipients of the Technical GRAMMY Award.

"This year's group of accomplished honorees are as diverse as they are influential as creators of the most re...
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Elvis Costello & Allen Toussaint Live DVD Due

November 28th, 2006 11:11am EST
Elvis Costello
In the wake of Hurricane Katrina Elvis Costello and New Orleans musical great Allen Toussaint collaborated on The River In Reverse, followed it with knockout performances at the Grammy Awards and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and a month-long tour. The DVD Hot As A Pistol, Keen As A Blade (Hip-O/UMe), to be released December 5, captures that tour's scintillating concert in Montreal, Canada, spotlighting songs from the album as well as other Costello gems spanning four decades, from "Watching The Detectives" and "Pump It Up" to lesser-known songs, most of them given special arrangements by Toussa...
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