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FERG BLURBS -- GRAMMYS 2018 LIVE BLOG

It's time for the most uninformed, ignorant-of-everything-around-it live blog of the 2018 Grammy's that you're gonna find on the interwebs tonight...so let's get right to it! 7:35pm: My wife and I were catching up on the latest episode of American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace on...
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Steve Miller Band And Peter Frampton Announce 2017 Package Tour

Steve Miller Band and guitar legend Peter Frampton will hit the road together this summer for two months worth of concerts. The tour kicks off June 15 in Holmdel, NJ and wraps up August 13 in Murphys, CA. Check out the full tour schedule below. (Photo by USA Today)
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Pat Benatar Supports Women's March With New Song "Shine" (Video)

Pat Benatar and producer/songwriter Linda Perry have released a new song, "Shine", an anthem for women's rights to accompany the Women's March on Washington on January 21. Benatar's husband/guitarist Neil Giraldo is also featured on the track. Proceeds from the song will go to the B.A. Rudolph...
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Black Sabbath's Tony Iommi Writes Music For Birmingham Cathedral

Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi worked with his friend the Dean of Birmingham, England, the very Reverend Catherine Ogle, on a five-minute arrangement which celebrates peace, harmony, and the Cathedral's role in the heart of the city. Check out the video for "How Good It Is" below featuring...
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U2: The Joshua Tree Tour 2017 Coming To A Stadium Near You

Just days after teasing some "very special shows" to honor 30 years of The Joshua Tree LP, U2 have released 2017 stadium tour dates where they will perform the 1987 album in its entirety. The 30th anniversary tour kicks off in Vancouver on May 12 and includes U2's first ever U.S. headline...
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Black Sabbath's Tony Iommi Reveals Lump In His Throat Wasn't Cancerous

Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi recently had successful surgery to remove a non-cancerous lump from his throat. Back in December, Iommi revealed in an interview that doctors detected new activity in his throat but were unsure whether the lump was cancerous until he had the operation. Iommi told...
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Rick Wakeman Won't Attend Yes' Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Induction

Keyboardist Rick Wakeman has confirmed he will not attend Yes' long-awaited induction into the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame, taking place April 7 in Brooklyn, NY. Wakeman says he would have been happier if the honor happened years ago, when co-founding bassist Chris Squire was still alive. Squire...
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Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder Donates $10,000 To Maryland Family In Need

Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder donated $10,000 to Maryland mother Tyshika Britten after she wrote a plea on Craig's List asking for help to give her six kids an enjoyable holiday season. As the story they were on the brink of eviction went viral, the family received several gifts from various...
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U2 Planning Special Shows To Celebrate The Joshua Tree's 30th Anniversary

In a new social media video, Bono and the members of U2 have promised a series of "very special shows" to honor 30 years of The Joshua Tree album, which was originally released in 1987. The band's "Happy Christmas" Facebook video can be seen below. (Photo by USA Today)
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Iron Maiden Mascot "Eddie" Stars In Animated Christmas Video

Iron Maiden fan Val Andrade has used the band's track "The Book Of Souls" as the soundtrack of an animated Maiden-themed Christmas video and "A Christmas Cheers 2" can be seen below. © Zoran Stojković | Dreamstime.com
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