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Wednesday March 19



ROLLING STONES CANCEL ENTIRE TOUR OF AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND

Early Tuesday the Rolling Stones announced the cancellation of tonight’s planned concert in Perth, Australia in the wake of the death of Mick Jagger’s longtime girlfriend L’Wren Scott, who died Monday of an apparent suicide. The New York Daily News reports Scott was found in her New York City apartment hanging by a scarf tied to a doorknob. Later, the band postponed their entire tour of Australia and New Zealand, posting the following message on their official website: “The Rolling Stones are deeply sorry and disappointed to announce the postponement of the rest of their ’14 ON FIRE’ tour of Australia and New Zealand following the death of L’Wren Scott. Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood wish to thank all of their fans for their support at this difficult time and hope that they will fully understand the reason for this announcement.” The dates are expected to be rescheduled.

Read more: Wednesday March 19

Tuesday March 18



MICK JAGGER’S LONGTIME GIRLFRIEND FOUND DEAD IN NYC

L’Wren Scott, the fashion designer and stylist girlfriend of Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger, was found dead in her New York City apartment on Monday of an apparent suicide, according to the New York Daily News. Scott was 47. The paper reported Scott was found in her apartment by her assistant after apparently hanging herself by a scarf tied to a doorknob. A spokesperson for Jagger described the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame singer as “completely shocked and devastated” by the tragic news. Jagger met Scott at a photo shoot in 2001and the two dated ever since. Scott’s list of celebrity clients included Sandra Bullock, Reece Witherspoon, Angelina Jolie and Nicole Kidman, and she most recently helped pick the onstage clothing for the Rolling Stones current world tour.

Read more: Tuesday March 18

Monday March 17



MELLENCAMP MOTIVATED TO MOUNT 2014 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR

Rock and Roll Hall of Famer John Mellencamp will return to the road for a series of summer North American tour dates, starting with a two-night run in Thackerville, OK June 20 and 21. The heartland rocker’s 10-show trek also includes gigs in Niagara Falls, NY, Uncasville, CT, Atlantic City, Cheyanne, WY, Minot, ND, two shows in Orillia, Ontario, Canada and the tour closer in Windsor, Ontario on August 1. In December, Mellencamp proclaimed, “I want to play places I haven’t played since the 1980’s.”

Read more: Monday March 17

Friday March 14



REMASTERED, EXPANDED FIRST 3 LED ZEPPELIN ALBUMS DUE JUNE 3

The first batch of a whole lotta Led Zeppelin reissues will arrive June 3, starting with remastered and expanded editions of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band’s first three studio albums, Led Zeppelin, Led Zeppelin II and Led Zeppelin III. Personally remastered by Jimmy Page, each of the reissued albums will come with a bonus disc of previously unreleased companion audio, and will be available in multiple CD, vinyl and digital formats, in addition to a limited edition super deluxe box set. Eventually, all nine of the group’s studio albums will be reissued in chronological order. In more Led Zep related news, Page will receive an Honorary Doctorate degree from the Berklee College of Music at a ceremony on May 10 at Boston University.

Read more: Friday March 14

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