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GILMOUR GATHERS CROSBY, NASH TO GUEST ON NEXT STUDIO SET

It has been nearly seven years since David Gilmour released his last solo studio album On an Island, but according to fellow Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Graham Nash the ex-Pink Floyd guitarist is working on his next record. In a recent interview, Nash said he and David Crosby would be joining Gilmour in the studio to contribute vocals to the future album. Nash and Crosby also appear on 2006’s On an Island’s title track.

EXPERIENCE HENDRIX TOUR TOUTS SUPER LINEUP OF SIX-STRING HEROES

The eighth annual traveling Jimi Hendrix tribute tour Experience Hendrix will take flight March 11 in Dallas and won’t touch down until its final stop in Detroit on April 3. The 18-show trek boasts a stellar lineup of guitar greats that includes Buddy Guy (a major influence on Hendrix), Zakk Wylde, Jonny Lang, Kenny Wayne Shepherd and Dweezil Zappa, plus former Band of Gypsys bassist Billy Cox, Bootsy Collins and former Double Trouble drummer Chris Layton.

DYLAN DECIDES TO FINALLY CREATE “LIKE A ROLLING STONE” CLIP It may have taken him nearly five decades to get around to it but Bob Dylan has finally made an official video for his 1965 classic “Like a Rolling Stone.” And fitting for one of the greatest songs in the history of modern music, the clip is no ordinary music video; the clip is interactive, allowing viewers to switch through 16 television channels to watch various TV personalities lip sync the lyrics.



MCCARTNEY WELCOMES NUCLEAR DISASTER VICTIMS TO TOKYO SHOW

In a show of support for some of the victims of Japan’s 2011 Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant disaster, Paul McCartney extended an invitation to a group of those affected by the disaster to attend his concert in Tokyo on Monday. The former Beatle met 10 survivors, shaking hands and listening to their stories, before he told reporters, “I always like to think that our concerts can have a healing effect, that they can help people through crises.”

BON JOVI BUSTS BANK, EARNS $79 MILLION FOR 3RD ON FORBES LIST

The Material Girl continues to live up to her nickname. Madonna has topped Forbes magazine’s list of the World’s 25 Highest-Paid Musicians for 2013, earning a vault-filling $125 million from June 2012 to May 2013, while Bon Jovi came in third after netting $79 million. According to the magazine, the musicians made there millions from a combination of “concert ticket sales, royalties from recorded music and publishing, merchandise sales, endorsement deals and other business ventures.” Elton John pulled in $54 million, Paul McCartney $47M, Roger Waters $44M, the Red Hot Chili Peppers $40M and the Rolling Stones $39M.

US FESTIVAL 1983: DAYS 1-3 ON ITUNES NOW, DUE ON DVD DECEMBER 3

Highlights from the 1983 US Festival held over the Memorial Day weekend in Devore, CA are available now on iTunes and on DVD on December 3. US Festival 1983: Days 1-3 features unforgettable performances by U2 (including “Sunday Bloody Sunday”), The Clash, the Scorpions, Judas Priest, Triumph, Stevie Nicks, INXS, Stray Cats, the English Beat, Men at Work, Divinyls, Berlin, Quarterflash and Missing Persons.

JOEL INKS FIRST MADISON SQUARE GARDEN GIG SINCE 2006

Native New Yorker Billy Joel has booked a January 27 concert at Madison Square Garden that will mark the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame singer/songwriter’s first full performance at the historic venue since his record-setting 12-show run in 2006. Joel previously announced he’ll play the Barclays Center in Brooklyn this New Year’s Eve. The piano man hasn’t mounted a full-scale tour since 2010 when he took time off to recover from double hip replacement surgery.

ARMSTRONG AND JONES’ FOREVERLY ALBUM STREAMING ON AMAZON

The collaborative album Foreverly featuring Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong and Grammy-winning singer/songwriter Norah Jones will be available this Tuesday, November 26 but fans looking to take the record for a test spin can listen to it in its entirety now on Amazon. The project was inspired by the Everly Brothers’ 1958 album Songs Our Daddy Taught Us.

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