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allmanbros-072516.jpg The Allman Brothers Band has announced that they may be reuniting, according to Ultimate Classic Rock. Bassist Oteil Burbridge says that Gregg Allman is trying to get the band back together. Burbridge says he's "always waiting for that call," he told the San Diego Union-Tribune, and that "Gregg texted us not long ago . . ."

david-bowie-060816.jpg This fall, the musical, Lazarus, which was co-written by David Bowie is set for a four month run in London's King's Cross Theatre. The opening night will take place October 25 and run through January 21. The musical is based around Walter Tevis' novel, The Man Who Fell To Earth. The book had a heavy influence on Bowie's early career.

nielyoung-061616.jpg Neil Young is set to play two back-to-back shows in Telluride. The shows will mark the rock star's first-ever performance in the town. The two shows will take place September 30 and October 1 at the Telluride Town Park. Young's backing band will be the Promise of the Real, who is fronted by Lukas Nelson—son of country star Willie Nelson.

kissband-061416.jpg KISS has always been vocal about their admiration for American military veterans. Their recent visit to Overland Park to pay respect to more than 50 Kansas City veterans reiterates their long-standing support. Co-lead vocalists, Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons are among five of the founding members of the Rock & Brews chain restaurant.

PaulMcCartney-070916.jpg Paul McCartney has been named the U.K.'s most successful albums act of all time. The former Beatle was awarded the Official Chart Record Breaker Award, which is presented to artists achieving the greatest sales feats, by the Official Charts Company. McCartney has scored 22 number one albums over the course of his career while selling over 700 million albums worldwide.

Joe-Perry-071316.jpg After a few weeks of rest, Joe Perry is set to rejoin the Hollywood Vampires after collapsing backstage on July 10. The band broke the news of Perry's return on their official Facebook page. Blabbermouth reports that sources close to Perry and the band told Premiere Networks that a combination of dehydration and exhaustion caused Perry to collapse backstage in Brooklyn, New York.

lynyrd-062716.jpg Lynyrd Skynyrd's Garry Rossington underwent heart surgery recently, which is why the band was forced to cancel the next few weeks of their current tour. "The Lynyrd Skynyrd band is canceling or rescheduling the next 2 weeks of touring, while Gary Rossington recovers at home from heart surgery to repair blockage in his arteries," the group announced on its Facebook page.

david-bowie-060816.jpg A new David Bowie boxset Who Can I Be Now? (1974-1976) will include Bowie's complete unreleased album The Gouster. Pitchfork reports that Bowie collaborator Tony Visconti wrote the liner notes for the upcoming set. While the set is due out Parlophone, there is no official track listing or release date.

billy-joel-070616.jpg Billy Joel helped to ring in Tony Bennett's 90th birthday with a rousing sing-a-long of "New York State of Mind" at Madison Square Garden. Bennett sent the crowd into a frenzy when he joined Joel on stage. After the two performed the iconic track, they embraced in a hug. "When Billy announced it was his 90th birthday there was an audible gasp . . ."

beatles69-063016.jpg Relatives of Cilla Black recently discovered a long lost demo of 1964's "It's for You," a song the Beatles gave to Black. The disc was found inside a brown envelope with the title of the song and Black's name. Her relatives thought that they had found a copy of her single and brought it along with other recovered items to be appraised at Liverpool's Beatles Shop.

bruce-springsteen-070916.jpg The Boss is bringing his fans a new solo record. Bruce Springsteen's manager, Jon Landau has come forward to Billboard magazine, stating that the prolific rocker is going to release "a very different kind of record." The studio album will be Springsteen's nineteenth. The title and release date are still unknown.

EltonJohn-061616.jpg Elton John has decided to donate $10 million dollars for medical and legal support of Africa's LGBT population. Speaking at an AIDS Conference in Durban, South Africa yesterday, John announced that he had "earmarked funds from his AIDS Foundation to help support the cause." John felt that this was the most direct way to help the cause.

HumanStyx-072116.jpg Styx lead vocalist and keyboardist, Lawrence Gowan, announced that the band is working on a new studio album. In a recent interview for the National Post, Gowan explained, "There's a whole new Styx record of original material that we're working on right now, that's pretty close to completion." The last Styx studio album of original material was Cyclorama.

Joe-Perry-071316.jpg Joe Perry's backstage collapse at a recent Hollywood Vampires concert was due to dehydration and exhaustion, according to reps for the guitar player. The band was set to play in Brooklyn earlier this month when the star collapsed and was rushed to the Coney Island Medical Center. At the time Perry's camp released no statement on the reason for the collapse.

brianmay-071012.jpg Sony/ATV Publishing, who control the rights to Queen's music, is upset at Donald Trump's usage of their track "We Are the Champions." "Sony/ATV Music Publishing has never been asked by Mr. Trump, the Trump campaign or the Trump Organization for permission to use 'We Are the Champions' by Queen," a statement read.

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