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image2-111110.jpg Cream's entire studio catalog will soon see a reissue on vinyl thanks to the Cream 1966-1972 set - a new six-LP box that collects the band's live and studio output. The box set collects all four of the band's studio albums along with two live offerings. It will be released on 180-gram heavyweight vinyl and comes in a rigid slipcase.

image8.jpg Bob Dylan has released a new cover of John Lee Hooker's "Tupelo Blues," which is featured on the former's upcoming album The Basement Tapes Complete: The Bootleg Series Vol. 11. "Tupelo Blues," which traces the flooding of a rural Mississippi town, is just one of many covers featured among the 140 tracks on The Basement Tapes Complete.

JohnLennon-103009.jpg A new species of tarantula has been named after John Lennon. The species was discovered in Brazil's Western Amazonia region by a research team and named Bumba lennoni after the famous Beatle by the team's researchers Fernando Perez-Miles, Alexandre Bonaldo, and Laura Miglio, who all found out they were passionate fans of the Beatles.

PinkFloyd.jpg David Gilmour recently lamented over "Louder Than Words," the sole vocal number from the Pink Floyd's farewell album, The Endless River. Gilmour opened up about the inspiration behind the song during a recent interview with Absolute Radio, saying that his wife definitely had Floyd history in mind when she wrote the lyrics to the song.

Foreigner-052711.jpg Foreigner have announced the release of The Best of Foreigner 4 & More, a live take on the band's 1981 release 4. The album is scheduled for a U.K.-only release. Details of the project can be found at the album's PledgeMusic page, which lists a December 5 release date and promises "vinyl, limited edition posters and remake T-shirts from the 1981-1982 tour."

thewho-103009.jpg The Who have been forced to postpone the European portion of their 50th anniversary tour. The first two dates on the tour, scheduled to take place November 26 in Dublin and November 28 in Belfast, have been bumped back to next summer due to "unforeseen logistical changes."

Beatles-102511.jpg The Beatles and Judas Priest are among the classic rock acts to announce releases for the upcoming Black Friday Record Store Day event on November 28. The Fab Four will re-release on seven-inch vinyl the 1964 four-song collection Long Tall Sally, while Priest has planned to issue five bonus songs from the expanded edition of 2014's Redeemer of Souls on ten-inch vinyl.

Aerosmith-01192010.jpg Aerosmith fronter Steven Tyler says that without AA he would have been just another victim of substance abuse. Speaking with Billboard, Tyler shined a light on some of his darker moments. "I'm telling you all my truth. I am a drug addict and alcoholic, and fighting it every day. I had it all; I didn't care. I hurt my family and my children and my friends," he said.

BobSeger-032811.jpg Bob Seger says that fans are too eager to infer that his upcoming Ride Out tour is a farewell trek. He tells Billboard that his future on the stage and in the studio is currently uncertain. "People have said, 'Ride Out' — that sounds a little final there,' and I'm like, 'No, that's not really what I meant.' It's to ride out, clear your head . . ."

Gregg-Allman-110510.jpg Gregg Allman says that for the Allman Brothers Band's final shows at NYC's Beacon Theater, the group will not have any guests joining them. Speaking with Relix, Allman said the decision was unanimous. "We held a meeting yesterday and we decided that there's only six gigs left, and we're going to play them ourselves. There will be no one sitting in."

BillyJoel-10032009.jpg Billy Joel says that he has been working on a series of instrumental pieces over the past ten years. Speaking with The New Yorker, Billy calls the series "The Scrimshaw Pieces," noting that they tell the story of Long Island, albeit a story without words. "Some could be songs. Some could be ideas for a soundtrack or something. Some are more like hymns," he began.

kiss-110209.jpg KISS guitarist Paul Stanley says that, despite changes to the band's lineup, their trademark characters will stay the same. Speaking on the Joe Rogan Experience, Stanley says previous experiments have not fared well. "I think where we went astray is when we first replaced Peter [Criss] and we decided we needed a new character."

AliceCoopers.jpg Alice Cooper is featured in the music video for "Savages," the title track and lead single from the latest album from Theory of a Deadman. "I flew out to where he lives. He's got a studio at his house, he has a radio show there, and it was really straightforward," said TOD fronter Tyler Connolly of working with Coop.

U2-100209.jpg U2 singer Bono has finally opened up on the reason for his habit of constantly wearing sunglasses. Speaking with the BBC, Bono said that he's battling light sensitivity caused by glaucoma. "This is a good place to explain to people that I've had glaucoma for the last 20 years. I have good treatments and I am going to be fine . . ."

FleetwoodMac-070111.jpg Fleetwood Mac guitarist Lindsay Buckingham says that he and Christine McVie worked closely together on songs for the new album. Speaking with the Wall Street Journal, Linds talked about the process behind their upcoming effort. "Christine and I were able to concentrate on each other. We were exploring some new turf. That became enlightening to me."