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Rod Stewart Gets His Own Musical

If Abba, Queen and Billy Joel can do it why not Rod Stewart? It looks like the idea of basing a whole musical on an artist’s body of work is growing steam with news that Rod Stewart is next in line. The musical called “Tonight’s the Night” will feature twenty two of Stewarts biggest hits. The singer caught a sneak peak of the production in London last week and called it “astounding” after giving the show a standing ovation. As for writing a whole musical from scratch like his buddy Elton John has done, Stewart said, it just didn’t...

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No New Eagles Album This Year

It looks like the long wait for a new Eagles album just got longer. Don Henley recently told Billboard magazine that though their Farewell One tour is going well the new album will not be out this year. Here’s what he said “I don’t know when the album is coming out, but it won’t be this year. “Hole in the World”(a single) is the only new material from the album that we will be doing.” Henley says he spends most of his days doing interviews and taking care of business while on tour, “I’m usually on the phone all...

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B.B. King Festival Expands its Boundaries

Blues guitar legend B.B. King will hit the road again this summer with his Festival tour for the 12th straight year but this time around the sound will be expanding. In previous years the Festival was billed as the B.B. King Blues Music Festival but this year the “blues” has been dropped from the title. Confirmed acts include another guitar god – Jeff Beck plus jam bands Galactic and Mofro will open. King who turns 80 in less than three years is still very active performing over a hundred shows a year. – Story courtesy of Smooth Jazz...

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Fleetwood Mac’s Boy’s Club

Stevie Nicks says she misses Christine McVie in Fleetwood Mac, and calls the latest line up “a boy’s club.” McVie quit the band at the end of their comeback “The Dance” tour in 1998. Though the successful combination that made the groundbreaking “Rumours” album in 1977 is still intact with the exception of McVie Nick feels a bit different being the only lady in the band. The latest Fleetwood Mac album “Say You Will” does feature Christine McVie but only as a side musician. The band had considered having her contribute songs but skip the tour, but they decided...

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The New Eagles Album

The Eagles released their last album of new material ‘The Long Run’ in 1979 and it looks like the follow up could finally be released this year. Billboard reports The Eagles are close to putting the finishing touches on the new CD. The word is the band wants to complete the project before the fall, and a new single titled “Hole in the World” could come out during the group’s upcoming tour. On this album the band is down to four members with guitarist Don Felder leaving and suing the group. The Eagles’ “Farewell One” tour begins Tomorrow in...

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