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Brown Sugar featuring Eric Clapton with the Stones

The Sticky Fingers version of Brown Sugar we know and love was cut in Muscle Shoals, but the Stones also laid down a take of it several months later in London that featured Al Kooper on keys and Eric Clapton playing slide guitar. Enjoy...

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Tony Iommi's electric best wishes

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Gov't Mule plans a 1969 New Year's Eve

 

Gov't Mule's New Years Eve concert at the Beacon Theatre in New York City will pay homage to a 1969 masterpiece.

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Pink Floyd Learning to Fly alternate take

 

Pink Floyd has shared this video for the alternate version of Learning to Fly that is included on the group's Later Years compilation box.

 

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2020 Allman Brothers reunion looks possible

It's been a few years since surviving members of the Allman Brothers Band convened for the group's annual residency in New York City. That hiatus might end if the logo being floated without details means what it likely does.

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John Lennon's oval glasses bring big bid

A pair of glasses John Lennon left behind in Ringo Starr's Mercedes in 1968 sold at a Sotheby's Auction Friday for close to $200k. Lennon started wearing the oval, wire framed spectacles when he was preparing to appear in the 1966 film How I Won the War. Starr's driver notified Lennon that he'd found the specs, but John told him to keep them, quipping they were '...just for the look".

 

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Mellencamp and Springsteen share spotlight at Rainforest benefit

A Rainforest benefit concert at the Beacon Theatre in New York City Monday night (12/9) organized by Sting included a number of cool covers and collaborations. Sting did Peter Gabriel's Sledgehammer, Bob Geldof took on Elvis Costello's What's so Funny ('Bout Peace, Love and understanding), Robert Downey Jr. did Robert Palmer's hit Addicted to Love, Bruce Springsteen and John Mellencamp shared the spotlight on Pink Houses and Glory Days and all joined in on a Don't Stop Believin' encore.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Ozzy offers hefty reward for return of stolen Randy Rhoads equipment

Ozzy Osbourne has stepped up with an offer of a $25,000 reward if stolen equipment that belonged to his late guitarist Randy Rhaods gets returned.  In a facebook post notifuing his 11 million followers of the incentive to help get the gear returned to the music school his family now runs Osbourne wrote of the Musonia School as "...something of a pilgrimage to his fans all over the world.  It is a place where the Rhoads family happily opened their hearts to share the life of Randy", and, "I am heartbroken that these treasured pyhsical memories of Randy and Delores (Rhoads' mother) have been taken".

The gear taken includes his first guitar, an early 60's Harmony Rocket electric, a Peavey Amp head he used while with Quiet Riot, a rare prototype Marshall amp head given to the family by the company.  Anyone having info or leads can notify Nick at 818-281-7893 or nickdargenzio@gmail.com.

 

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Bonamassa & Schon team on stage in Vegas

This took place in late October at the Colosseum in Las Vegas when Neal Schon returned the favor of guesting with Joe Bonamassa the night after Joe had taken the stage during the Journey guitarist's concert to join him on Lovin' Touchin' Squeezin.

 

 

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Allman Family Revival dates set

 

A trio of concerts anchored by the Allman Betts Band in celebration of the music of Gregg Allman will take place. In Addition to the group featuring The sons of Gregg and guitarist Dickey Betts, the lineup includes Cheap Trick's Robin Zander, Todd Morh from Big Head Todd and the Monsters, Jimmy Vivino, and many others.

 

 

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