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David Crosby of Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, dies at age 81

David Crosby — legendary songwriter, member of The Byrds and co-founder of Crosby Stills Nash and Young — has died at the age of 81.

Variety reports in a statement from Crobsy’s wife, Jan Dance: “It is with great sadness after a long illness, that our beloved David (Croz) Crosby has passed away. He was lovingly surrounded by his wife and soulmate Jan and son Django. Although he is no longer here with us, his humanity and kind soul will continue to guide and inspire us. His legacy will continue to live on through his legendary music. Peace, love, and harmony to all who knew David and those he touched. We will miss him dearly. At this time, we respectfully and kindly ask for privacy as we grieve and try to deal with our profound loss. Thank you for the love and prayers.”

Crosby first made rock history after joining bandmates Roger McGuinn, Gene Clark, Chris Hillman, and Michael Clarke in The Byrds in 1964, contributing to five albums over three years before parting ways with The Byrds in 1967. In 1968. Crosby formed Crosby Stills and Nash with Buffalo Springfield’s Stephen Stills and The Hollies’ Graham Nash. The lineup won a Grammy for Best New Artist in 1969, the same year that Neil Young joined them for live appearances, at which point the quartet was billed as ‘Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young.

Crosby was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice, as a member of the Byrds (1991) and Crosby, Stills & Nash (1997). He is survived by his wife Jan Dance, their son Django, son James Raymond, and two daughters, Erika and Donovan, from previous relationships.

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Jane’s Addiction announce 2023 U.S. tour dates

Jane’s Addiction have announced a series of U.S. tour dates this spring, in advance of their performances at three Lollapalooza festivals in South America.  The band will hit the road beginning March 4th in Bakersfield, California, and wrap up the five-show stint with a March 12th gig in Reno, Nevada.  They’ll then play Lollapalooza Argentina (March 18th), Lollapalooza Chile (March 19th), and Lollapalooza Brazil (March 25th).

Jane’s Addiction welcomed back original bassist Eric Avery for their tour with the Smashing Pumpkins last year. Guitarist Dave Navarro had been dealing with an ongoing battle with long COVID which kept him off the road, with Queens of the Stone Age’s Troy Van Leeuwen filling in on guitar for that tour.  As of now, it is unclear whether Navarro will be back on stage for the March shows.

Tickets for the U.S. shows go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, January 20th via Ticketmaster.

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Shinedown, Megadeth, Pantera added to 2023 Blue Ridge Rock Festival

Shinedown, Black Label Society, Pantera and Megadeth have been confirmed for this year’s edition of the Blue Ridge Rock Festival, set to take place September 7-10, 2023 in Alton, Virginia.  Also among the lineup are Machine Head, The Ghost Inside, Spiritbox, Vince Neil (Mötley Crüe), Scott Stapp (Creed), Static-X and many more.  For an updated list of artists performing at Blue Ridge Rock, head here.

According to the event’s official website, “six headliners and over 75 bands yet to be announced…the Festival resumes announcements next week. “

Festival tickets are on sale now with payment plans available. Click here for ticket information.

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Kreator and Sepultura announce 2023 North American Tour

Kreator and Sepultura have announced a 2023 North American tour dubbed “Klash of the Titans”. Death Angel and Spiritworld will serve as support on the road

Kreator vocalist Mille Petrozza said: ‘I’m really happy to be back in the US this May with the mightiest of all… Sepultura. A new Klash of the Titans partnership and an absolutely stacked bill from start to finish. I’m looking forward to checking out Spiritworld live — a great new band with big riffs. Plus sharing the stage with the legendary Death Angel. Awesome! Can’t wait… see you in the pit!”

Sepultura’s Andreas Kisser added: “I’m very excited to be back in North America with our friends and my personal idols Kreator! They were a very strong influence in our early days, and it’s great to see they are stronger than ever, which is how I feel with Sepultura as well. It’s going to be a historical run. Thrilled to have our brothers from Death Angel and the awesome Spiritworld with us. Do not miss this, metal is alive and well, so let’s celebrate Klash of the Titans North America 2023 on the road! See you all soon!“

The Klash of the Titans tour is set to kick off May 12 in Harrisburg, Pa., wrapping-up June 10 in New York City. Tickets go on sale this Friday, Jan. 20 and can be purchased here.

KREATOR And SEPULTURA Team Up for “Klash Of The Titans” Co-Headline North American Tour with DEATH ANGEL

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Listen to Peter Gabriel’s new song “Panopticom”

Peter Gabriel has released “Panopticom,” the lead track from i/o, his first album of original material since 2002. The song features contributions from familiar names such as bassist Tony Levin, drummer Manu Katché, and guitarist David Rhodes, as well as “electronics” from Brian Eno and backing vocals from the Breath’s Ríoghnach Connolly. No release date for i/o has been confirmed, but Gabriel says “the lunar phases will guide the release plan in 2023, with a new song revealed each full moon.” Each will be accompanied by its own artwork, with Panopticom featuring a cover image by David Spriggs.

In a press release, Gabriel said about “Panopticom”: The first song is based on an idea I have been working on to initiate the creation of an infinitely expandable accessible data globe: the Panopticom. We are beginning to connect a like-minded group of people who might be able to bring this to life, to allow the world to see itself better and understand more of what’s really going on.  Gabriel said the song’s name mirrors that of an idea he’s been working on “to initiate the creation of an infinitely expandable accessible data globe. We are beginning to connect a like-minded group of people who might be able to bring this to life — to allow the world to see itself better and understand more of what’s really going on.”

Gabriel will begin his first European tour in nine years on May 18 in Krakow, with North American stops to be announced for late summer and fall.

Take a listen to ‘Panopticom (Bright Side Mix)’ here.

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New U2 documentary to air on Disney+ hosted by David Letterman

A new U2 documentary has been announced, hosted by David Letterman and airing on Disney+. Letterman traveled to Dublin for the first time to hang out with Bono and The Edge, then ‘join the two U2 musicians for a concert performance unlike any they’ve done before’. U2 posted on social media: “Coming Soon! Bono & The Edge: A Sort of Homecoming, with Dave Letterman. Watch March 17, 2023 on #DisneyPlus.”

President of Disney Branded Television, Ayo Davis, said: “Bono and The Edge are the force behind one of the most prolific and influential acts in the history of rock and roll, and we are honoured to bring this truly intimate look at their beginnings, friendship, and creative process to a global audience on Disney+”.

Letterman added in a statement: “Recently, I won a radio contest. Winner gets to visit Dublin with Bono and The Edge (radio contest part not true, but I feel like a winner). They showed me around, introduced me to their musician friends, and performed some of their greatest songs in a small theatre. It’s a great tour. Get in touch with them – I’m told there are still availabilities. I’m the luckiest man on the planet. (There are no availabilities)”.

Bono & The Edge: A Sort Of Homecoming, with Dave Letterman will premiere on the Disney+ platform on March 17, 2023. You can check out a teaser trailer of the documentary – here.

Disney+ announces U2 music docu-special with David Letterman

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Ringo Starr announces U.S. tour with his All-Starr Band

Ringo Starr has announced 20 new U.S. tour dates for spring and early summer with his All Starr Band. The group line-up for the forthcoming shows features Steve Lukather, Colin Hay, Edgar Winter, Warren Ham, Hamish Stuart, and Gregg Bissonette.  Said Starr: “It’s a new year and here are some new tour dates. I love playing with the All Starrs and can’t wait to be back out on the road again with this band. I send Peace and Love to you all and we hope to see you out there.”

Starr’s new U.S. tour comes after the release last September of Ringo’s EP3, the latest in a productive series of EPs. He also created 500 life-sized “Peace and Love” sculptures of his iconic hand symbol, which were sold exclusively through Julien’s Auctions to benefit the Lotus Foundation.

The latest U.S. tour dates are primarily on the west coast, including shows in California, Arizona, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Colorado, and Utah. The tour will also include Ringo’s return to the Greek Theater in Los Angeles on June 15. For more information, visit www.RingoStarr.com.

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Paramore share their latest song “C’est Comme Ça”

Paramore have released their new song “C’est Comme Ça,” taken from their forthcoming album, “This Is Why” set to drop on February 10th. The title translates literally from French as “it’s like that” but is more akin to the English-language expression “that’s just how it is”.  Take a look at the lyric video for – “C’est Comme Ça” – here.

Said singer Hayley Williams: “I’m trying to get un-addicted to a survival narrative. The idea of imminent doom is less catastrophic to me than not knowing anything about the future or my part in it. The guys and I are all in much more stable places in our lives than ever before. And somehow that is harder for me to adjust to.”

The band is set to headline the kick-off of the Bud Light Super Bowl Music Fest in Glendale, AZ on Feb 9th and will join Taylor Swift on the opening nights of her Eras Tour there on March 17th and 18th. Prior to their tour kickoff, the band will be doing a special, intimate album release show for fans on February 6 at The Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville. Paramore will then embark on their own world tour in support of This is Why, kicking off in South America in March, followed by a UK run in April, and a North American run starting in May.

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Single day ticket sales for Metallica’s M72 Tour are announced

Metallica announced that the public on sale for single-day show tickets for Metallica’s M72 tour will begin Friday, January 20th at 10AM Local Time. First access to tickets will be available to Fifth Members starting Monday, January 16th at 9:00am locally in the US, Canada, and Mexico and at 10:00am locally in Europe. If you’re a Fifth Member, visit metallica.com/presale-code to request your presale code. You will need a new one to purchase single days. Two-day tickets for the weekend shows are still available, offering a completely unique experience: two totally different set lists with two different bands opening the show each night.

Metallica’s M72 world tour will see the band playing two nights in every city it visits-with each No Repeat Weekend featuring two completely different setlists and support lineups. Each weekend offers a variety of Enhanced Experiences, ranging from access to a meet and greet, production and stage tour, food and beverage in the “Black Box” lounge to early entry into the venue and the famed Metallica Snake Pit. 

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Lana Del Rey shares tracklist and cover art for upcoming album

Lana Del Rey is sharing more details about her forthcoming new album, ‘Did You Know That There’s a Tunnel Under Ocean Blvd’. Del Rey shared in a post on her private Instagram page yesterday that the release date has been pushed back two weeks from March 10 to March 24, and will come with a boxed set and new merch. The album is the follow-up to Del Rey’s two 2021 releases — Blue Bannisters and Chemtrails Over the Country Club. 

Del Rey also shared cover art of her posing semi-nude for the album (which was since removed for violating Instagram’s guidelines) and the 16-song track list, which features Jack Antonoff and his band Bleachers, Jon Batiste, Father John Misty, Tommy Genesis, and Judah Smith.

‘Did You Know That There’s a Tunnel Under Ocean Blvd’ can be pre-ordered in various formats on Del Rey’s official website.

Lana Del Rey Pushes Release Date for Upcoming Album, Shares Star-Studded Track List

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