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ROLLING STONES TO DELIVER HYDE PARK GIGS DVD ON NOVEMBER 11
The Rolling Stones have set a November 11 release date for the DVD and Blu-ray discs of their two concerts at London’s Hyde Park which went down on July 6 and 13. The aptly titled The Rolling Stones Sweet Summer Sun – Hyde Park Live includes a top shelf list of the band’s biggest hits, including “Start Me Up,” “Street Fighting Man,” “Midnight Rambler,” “Sympathy for the Devil,” “Brown Sugar” and “You Can’t Always Get What You Want.” The collection will also be available as a two-CD/DVD package, a three-LP/DVD box and a Deluxe Edition featuring DVD, Blu-ray, two CDs and a 60-page book.
STEWART SUGGESTS STAGING JOINT FACES, JEFF BECK GROUP REUNIONS
Every diehard Rod Stewart fan’s dream would come true if the two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee gets his wish of launching a double reunion tour with two of his former bands, the Faces and the Jeff Beck Group. Stewart told Billboard, “Two of us (Stewart and Ronnie Wood) are in both bands, so we could do half the show with the Faces, half with Jeff Beck.” But he cautioned, “Whether Jeff would want to do it, there’s two chances – slim and none. I think there’s more a chance of the Faces doing something, but that has to wait ‘til we know the [Rolling] Stones are finished.”
YOUNG’S PONO MUSIC SERVICE EYES 2014 ALL SYSTEMS GO
Sound savvy – and some would say obsessed – Neil Young is hoping his music service Pono will be ready for a 2014 rollout, according to a post on his Facebook page. Young describes the download service by saying, “The simplest way to describe what we’ve accomplished is that we’ve liberated the music of the artist from the digital file and restored it to its original artistic quality – as it was in the studio. So it has primal power. PONO starts at the source: artist-approved studio masters we’ve been given special access to.”
ELTON JOHN FOUNDATION RECOGNIZES HILLARY CLINTON
The Elton John AIDS Foundation will honor former first lady, senator and secretary of state Hillary Clinton by handing her the foundation’s inaugural Founder’s Award in recognition of her steadfast support for gay rights. Clinton will receive her award at the foundation’s benefit on October 15. The event will be hosted by CNN’s Anderson Cooper.
LIVE “MASTER OF PUPPETS” FROM METALLICA THROUGH THE NEVER OUT
A sizzling live version of Metallica’s classic “Master of Puppets” from the forthcoming Metallica Through the Never 3D film and soundtrack debuted yesterday on Rollingstone.com. The two-disc soundtrack, Metallica Through the Never (Music from the Motion Picture) will be available September 24, and the feature film, Metallica Through the Never, opens in North America on September 27 in over 300 IMAX 3D Theatres, and expands into additional theaters on October 4.
TRIO OF AUGMENTED LIVE ALBUMS DUE OCTOBER 8
On October 8, classic rock fans will be treated to a trio of expanded live albums from Ten Years After, Robin Trower and UFO, with all three two-CD sets featuring rare and previously unreleased music. Ten Years After’s classic Recorded Live, originally released in 1973, has been remastered and bolstered by seven previously unreleased tracks. Trower’s State to State: Live Across America 1974-1980 includes 24 previously unheard performances, and UFO’s Hot ‘N’ Live – the Chrysalis Live Anthology 1974-1983 holds eight previously unreleased concert classics.
U2 BASSIST SAYS “I DO” TO BRAZILIAN MODEL MARIANA TEIXEIRA
Presumably, two hearts beat as one yesterday morning when U2 bassist Adam Clayton and Brazilian model Mariana Teixeira exchanged wedding vows at a Dublin, Ireland registry office, the BBC reports. Clayton proposed to his beautiful Brazilian bride at Rio’s famous Carnival earlier this year, and the two will celebrate their union with 150 guests during a three-day reception this weekend in the south of France.
STP GEARS UP TO RELEASE FIVE-SONG EP HIGH RISE
During a recent interview with Rolling Stone, Stone Temple Pilots guitarist Robert DeLeo and the band’s new frontman Chester Bennington discussed the impending release of their five-song EP, High Rise, and the decision to replace Scott Weiland with Bennington. On joining STP, Bennington said, “From an outsider, this is something I expected was going to happen. At the same time I have a chance to write songs with two of my favorite songwriters that have ever written, Robert and Dean [DeLeo]. Writing songs with these guys, that’s something I can check off my list of s*** to do.” Robert added, “We’re all complimenting each other very nicely.” Bennington chimed in, “We just want to go out and f***ing play and have fun doing it – play rock & roll really loud and smile.” Robert reacted by saying, “Loud is allowed.”

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