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image2-111110.jpg Eric Clapton's 1985 album Behind the Sun will be released in a limited edition hybrid SACD. The high fidelity format is unmatched in its sound reproduction say its manufacturers at AudioFidelity: "Clapton's voice had a rich new depth, like whisky aged to perfection. The recording showcased blistering guitar solos, a high-octane R&B beat and a slick synthesizer-backed production."

ElvisPresley-101909.jpg Elvis Presley's estate has taken legal action against firearm manufacturer Beretta for the unauthorized use of the King's image in an ad. The gun maker uses a depiction of Elvis in its commercial for the 692 shotgun. "This is an intellectual property infringement action arising from Beretta's unlicensed and unauthorized use of plaintiff's intellectual property."

RollingStones-110409.jpg The Rolling Stones have confirmed rescheduled dates in Australia and New Zealand, following the band's temporary hiatus of the 14 On Fire tour after the death of Mick Jagger's girlfriend L'Wren Scott. The dates have been reset for the fall, beginning at Adelaide's Oval on October 25 and wrapping at Auckland's Mt. Smart Stadium on November 22.

donald-fagen-081712.jpg Steely Dan have announced a new string of tour dates set to kick off this summer. The run will commence in Portland, Oregon on July 2 and continue through September 17 when the band wraps things up in Baltimore. Speaking with NPR, Donald Fagen admits that Steely Dan were not so keen on touring in the early days: "In the '70s the group was thrown together very quickly . . ."

kiss-110209.jpg Paul Stanley has unleashed on the staff of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame calling them "spineless weasels." The statement came following KISS' induction earlier this week, when Stanley said that they weren't shown the same hospitality as other artists.

Davidcrosby-112310.jpg Crosby, Stills & Nash have announced more tour dates set to keep the veteran rockers on the road throughout the fall. In addition to their existing dates, the band has revealed 25 more dates. The trio hit the road starting July 2 in Bethlehem, Pa. and wrap things up at the Greek Theater in Los Angeles on October 4.

Mjackson-072712.jpg The family of the late Michael Jackson have issued a warning to his ex wife Debbie Rowe stemming from concerns that Rowe may attempt to get custody of her two kids, Prince and Paris. The children's uncles - Tito, Randy, Jermaine and Jackie - issued a statement to TMZ insisting that Debbie took a payout in 1999 forsaking her right a lawsuit.

Chris-Debbie-Clem-052011.jpg Debbie Harry made a surprise appearance at the Coachella Music & Arts Festival with Arcade Fire. The band closed out Coachella 2014 with the iconic Blondie frontwoman, who took the stage and sang her 1978 hit "Heart of Glass" with Regine Chassagne.

RollingStones-110409.jpg The Rolling Stones have sent their fans a 'postcard,' in the form of a new promotional video, titled "A Postcard from Asia." Recorded during their recent 14 On Fire tour overseas, the two minute clip features a montage of the tour's crowds, cities and concert footage, along with commentary from each of the band members.

Gregg-Allman-110510.jpg Gregg Allman has put to bed rumors that the Allman Brothers Band are breaking up. Speaking with Radio.com, Gregg said that the group is simply shaking up its line up: "As for the rumor of the brothers breaking up after 45 years, in other words, after this year. That is a rumor. We are not breaking up. We are replacing Derek Trucks."

kiss-110209.jpg KISS played a five song mini set on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon late last week. "King of the Night Time World" was the only track televised but the other four ("Black Diamond," "Deuce," "Hotter Than Hell," and "Firehouse") are available at NBC's website. After the performance, Fallon invited the boys back for another show some other time.

Aerosmith-01192010.jpg Steven Tyler's daughter Mia Tyler has honored the memory of the late wrestler Ultimate Warrior by getting his logo inked on her calf. "This is one of my favorite tattoos I've gotten in a long ass time," Mia wrote on Twitter, adding, "RIP big man!" The Ultimate Warrior, whose real name was Brian James Hellwig, collapsed in a hotel parking lot at the age of 54.

HallOates-022514.jpg John Oates says that he cannot listen to music while having sex. Speaking with a TMZ reporter, who asked him how many people had lost their virginity to Hall & Oates, Oates had a surprising answer: "I didn't lose my virginity to any song because when I hear music I couldn't even get a hard-on. Because I have to listen to it instead."

BillyJoel-10032009.jpg Billy Joel made a surprise visit to Finley Middle School's Wunsch Art Center in Glen Cove, N.Y., for Deasy Elementary School's spring concert, called "The River of Dreams: A Billy Joel Tribute." "We invited Billy Joel on a lark, but we didn't expect him to come," Deasy's principal, Nomi Rosen, told Newsday. "It was totally thrilling. We were all beside ourselves."

abba-021814.jpg ABBA singer Frida Lyngstad revealed that Eminem is one of her favorite artists. "Punk never got into my heart. You hear the anger now in rap, for example, but it's different and I like that very much. Eminem is one of my favourites," Lyngstad said in a new interview with the Guardian.