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eaglesBestofmyLove-081016.jpg Eagles bassist, Timothy B. Schmit has released a new song. The track, "Red Dirt Road" appears on Schmit's newest solo album, Leap of Faith. The tune breaks with traditional formulas, which Schmit helped to pioneer. Rather than singing about the red dirt roads of Texas or Oklahoma, these red dirt roads are located in Hawaii.

django-crosby-062116.jpg David Crosby has paid tribute to New York with his new track "The City." The track was produced by Snarky Puppy producer David League and Crosby chatted with NPR about how the collaboration came about. "He said he wanted to write a song about 'New York as a woman,'" Crosby told NPR. "I said, 'Got it.' I lived there as a young hippie boy working in the Village."

david-bowie-060816.jpg David Bowie received a mysterious credit on Frank Ocean's new album Blonde and a press representative has clarified the situation. Bowie is credited on Blonde, alongside other big names including Kanye West, Jamie xx, the Beatles, Brian Eno, Pharrell Williams, Elliott Smith, James Blake, Yung Lean and more.

ozzy-070116.jpg A Virginia man is facing criminal charges this week after he was arrested for attempting to sell forged Black Sabbath tickets. Shannon Michael Seeber was picked up by police in Bristow, Virginia and was also allegedly found with fake tickets for other artists including Barbra Streisand and Adele.

PaulMcCartney-070916.jpg Paul McCartney reportedly was the person who convinced writers on The Simpsons to make Lisa a vegetarian. The legend has been a staunch animal rights advocate for years and Simpsons vet Hank Azaria revealed that Macca only agreed to appear on the show if they turned a character into a vegetarian.

MoodyBlues-082416.jpg Moody Blues have confirmed the dates and guest artists for their upcoming cruise event. The event will take place between January 2-7, 2018, and includes stops at Grand Cayman and Cozumel. They broke the new details of the event in an official press release. "It's such a great opportunity to have all the fans together," Moody Blues frontman Justin Hayward says in a news release.

Fleetwood-061016.jpg Fleetwood Mac's Lindsey Buckingham was recruited by Empire Of The Sun to feature on their new LP, according to Rolling Stone. Additional artists featured on the new album titled Two Vines, include Wendy Melvoin (from Prince's Revolution band), and David Bowie collaborators Henry Hey (piano) and Tim Lefebvre (bass)

GunsNRoses-080116.jpg Guns N' Roses have successfully wrapped their U.S. reunion tour managing to not cancel one show throughout its entirety, according to Ultimate Classic Rock. Despite Axl Rose breaking his foot, filling in for AC/DC frontman Brian Johnson, along with several other situations that could have prevented this tour from happening. Rose also has a history of tardiness.

david-bowie-060816.jpg David Bowie has been memorialized with a special plaque in Berlin, Germany. The memorial plaque is placed outside the building where Bowie lived from 1976 to 1978, which has been converted into a memorial since Bowie's death in January. Bowie lived in the city during the recording process of his albums Low, Heroes and Lodger.

bonjovi-062816.jpg Jon Bon Jovi and former Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora are reportedly back on speaking terms. Sambora posted a video alongside Orianthi praising Bon Jovi's new single "This House Is Not For Sale." "Congrats to all the guys on the new single! @BonJovi," he tweeted, including a video in which he says, "God bless. Good luck. Hope you guys do great . . . big love."

pinkfloyd-062916.jpg Roger Waters and Metallica will join Neil Young for the 30th Bridge School Benefit Concert in October. Young will perform with Promise of the Real, while Metallica, Waters, Nils Lofgren, Dave Matthews, My Morning Jacket, Norah Jones, Cage the Elephant and case/lang/viers, a new supergroup.

HumanStyx-072116.jpg Styx and Eagles guitarist Don Felder are taking their show to Las Vegas via a new residency, Renegades in the Fast Lane, set for January 2017 at the Venetian. "I'm so excited to be sharing the stage at the Venetian with my good friends Styx," Felder said in a news release. "This is going to be one rocking show in the most rocking city in the U.S."

david-bowie-060816.jpg David Bowie refrained from releasing a Bruce Springsteen cover after meeting the artist, according to NME. Producer Tony Visconti says Bowie was going to cover the Springsteen song "It's Hard To Be A Saint In The City," but after the two had a meeting he abandoned releasing the cover. Visconti had asked Springsteen to meet up with Bowie in a studio in Philadelphia.

steven-tyler-060916.jpg Aerosmith's Steven Tyler responded to Disney censoring his suggestive gesture in a video that plays during the Rock 'N' Roller Coaster ride in Disney parks, according to Ultimate Classic Rock. The frontman offered up two answers to the theme park on social media. "Well now I am in 'shock,' he wrote on Facebook, while also posting a photo of him wearing a NSFW hat.

Rolling-stones-062116.jpg This year's BluesFest will in part be a birthday celebration for former Rolling Stones bassist, Bill Wyman. Wyman will be turning 80 years old on October 24. He played with the Rolling Stones from 1962 to 1993. Among the musicians attending the celebration will be former Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant. Wyman and Plant appeared on a bill together in 2007.

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