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TomPetty-112409.jpg High-resolution versions of most of Tom Petty's back catalog are now available for purchase. HDTracks.com has made the albums available with the help of Hypnotic Eye producer Ryan Ulyate and Petty himself, who approved the remasters. "Many people haven't discovered it yet and maybe…you don't understand it, but you will understand it when you listen to it," says Petty.

RollingStones-110409.jpg Bill Wyman, former bassist for the Rolling Stones, will release his first solo album in 33 years, Back to Basics, on June 22 via Proper Records. The 13-track album features eight that are brand new. While releasing old demos last year, Wyman discovered that he had around 60 songs he'd never released.

Slyfamilystone-041715.jpg Sly and the Family Stone have announced plans to release a new four-disc set documenting their two-night, four-concert stand at New York City's iconic Fillmore East in 1968. Live at the Fillmore East October 4th & 5th, 1968 includes all four sets from those two nights in their entirety. That "best-of" collection will feature highlights from all four shows as chosen by Roots.

Ladygaga2-060111.jpg Lady Gaga, Tony Bennett and Sam Smith are among the names to top the bill of the 2015 Montreux Jazz Festival, which takes place from July 3-18 in the 49th edition of the fest. Gaga and Bennett are scheduled to perform cuts from their collaborative album, Cheek to Cheek, on July 6 in Stravinski Auditorium.

rapperT-I.jpg T.I. says that he has spoken to Young Thug about any potential beef between he and Lil Wayne as well as the possibility of working with Thug in the future. T.I. called in to DJ Whoo Kid's radio show "The Whoolywood Shuffle" while on vacation in Costa Rica with his family. The rapper was first asked about a collaboration between him and Young Thug.

BrettMichaels-101809.jpg Poison's Bret Michaels has teamed up with Overstock.com to launch his own line of home décor called Live Bret Michaels, promising to "fit your every mood, your every season." "Before becoming a professional musician, I worked painting homes," Bret says on the site. "For 31+ years, I've traveled extensively and have experienced the best the world has to offer.

Florence-022311.jpg Florence and the Machine fronter Florence Welch busted her foot after jumping off the stage at California's Coachella festival on April 12. She made the announcement on Facebook, saying, "I'm so sorry to say, that after what was one of my favourite shows ever at Coachella, I have discovered I have broken my foot from leaping off the stage.

SystemofaDown-052113.jpg System of a Down frontman Serj Tankian says that there is currently no timetable for a new record from the band. While he admits there is openness to working together again as a band, he says that the band won't have any music anytime soon. "There is an openness to working together again when we all have material that is mutually accepted," he tells Spin.

jay-030414.jpg Jay Z is streaming an exclusive new video for his 2012 song "Glory" through his new music service, Tidal. The new clip features a live orchestral rehearsal version of the song, which was written to celebrate the birth of his and Beyoncé's daughter, Blue Ivy. The video uses footage from the rehearsal sessions for Jay Z's 2012 shows at New York's Carnegie Hall.

img1=13131.jpg Chris Young, Tyler Farr and Jerrod Niemann are teaming up for Boots on the Beach, a unique concert set to take place in Ocho Rios, Jamaica, this Memorial Day weekend. Cam, Casey James, Josh Dorr and Logan Mize will also perform at the event, which will take place from Sandals resort.

Common-070811.jpg Common will perform at a benefit concert for MUSIC Matters at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor on Friday, April 17. MUSIC, which stands for Michigan Undergrads Serving In the Community, says they chose Com because of his outspoken advocacy for inner city kids. "We really want to use the platform to give a voice to someone who speaks in the community," Madeleine Chone said.

garbage-030415.jpg Garbage have released a new video for "The Chemicals," which comes as a 10-inch single for Record Store Day on April 18. "The Chemicals" features Silversun Pickups frontman Brian Aubert. The black and white video, directed by Sophie Muller (Bjork, Beck, Pink), is shot in an underground dance club as seen through the eyes of a club goer.

RascalFlatts-062911.jpg Rascal Flatts have released the video for their latest single, "Riot," the third single from their 2014 album Rewind. The video shows the band members singing in a boxing arena, while a story plays out of a couple struggling in their own relationship. "This song has so many different interpretations that there were a lot of concepts to play around with," Gary LeVox explains.

rihanna-021113.jpg Rihanna has released the music video for "American Oxygen," a politically charged visual featuring footage of 9/11, protests in Ferguson, the Civil Rights movement and other contentious points in history. Speaking with Billboard, co-writer Sam Harris said that he was inspired by Bruce Springsteen's hit "Born in the USA."

KelliePeckler-10282009.jpg Kellie Pickler has launched Selma Drye by Kellie Pickler, her new collection of home furnishings and home goods. The new collection is named for her great-grandmother. "When you get a house, it takes a while to make it feel like a home," Pickler says. "My great-grandmother had a simple, loving touch that made her house a home like no other."

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