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Monday October 13



The Who Announce Farewell Tour

(hennemusic) The Who have announced dates for their farewell tour of North America in 2015. "The Who Hits 50!" will see the band present an overview of their career, from The High Numbers to today. The show, which guitarist Pete Townshend describes as 'hits, picks, mixes and misses', will see the band play all the classic anthems as well as deeper cuts from their extensive catalogue. The Who will launch a 6-week spring run in Tampa, Florida on April 15, with shows wrapping May 30 in Forest hills, NY. The group will return for a second leg in the fall: dates begin September 14 in San Diego, CA and conclude November 4 in Philadelphia, PA.

Read more: Monday October 13

Friday October 10



2015 Rock Hall Nominees Announced

(Gibson) Green Day, Nine Inch Nails and The Smiths are among the artists nominated for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's Class of 2015. Other artists making the ballot for the first time include Stevie Ray Vaughan, Bill Withers and Sting. Rounding out this year's hopefuls are the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Kraftwerk, Chic, N.W.A., Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, The Marvelettes, The Spinners and War. As has been the case for the past two years, the general public can cast votes alongside the historians, artists and industry honchos who comprise the Rock Hall voting body. The top five fan vote-getters will be consolidated and cast as a single ballot.

Read more: Friday October 10

Thursday October 9



Bob Seger Previews Stevie Ray Vaughan Tribute Song

(hennemusic) Bob Seger has released a behind the scenes preview of "Hey Gypsy", a track from his forthcoming album, "Ride Out", due October 14. "Ride Out" is Seger's his first studio album in 8 years, since 2006's "Face The Promise." "That's a song I wrote as a tribute to Stevie Ray Vaughan, who I've always been a huge fan of," says Seger. "I remember the last time I saw Stevie: it was at an Eric Clapton concert and he traded solos with Eric on 'Before You Accuse Me', the old blues song - he did it for like 15 minutes - and it was probably my favorite guitar hero moment of all-time. They were playing so good." "So I went backstage," Seger continued. "I've known Stevie for a while and Eric… told him how much I loved it and then, unfortunately, three weeks later he died in a helicopter crash." "I really tried to write this song as if I was trying to channel Stevie," he added. "I was trying to write a song he might have written; that's the whole point of it."

Read more: Thursday October 9

Wednesday October 8



AC/DC Premiere New Song

(hennemusic) AC/DC are premiering "Play Ball", the lead single from the band's forthcoming album, "Rock Or Bust." The group have also unveiled the track listing for their first studio album in six years, due out December 2. The project is the group's first without guitarist Malcolm Young, whose illness required him to step away from the band earlier this year before they entered the studio; he is now officially retired from AC/DC. Malcolm and Angus Young's nephew, Stevie, handled rhythm guitar duties on the record and will join the group for a world tour next year.

Read more: Wednesday October 8

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