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Stones Release “Brown Sugar” Featuring Eric Clapton



Noel Gallagher Has Advice For One Direction

During an appearance on the Late Late Show on Monday night. Former Oasis singer Noel Gallagher said that Zayn Malik shouldn’t have left One Direction because the group’s 15-minutes of fame is almost up.


In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, Gallagher weighed in on Zayn’s reason for leaving the band and said, “You want to be a normal 22-year-old? Have you met any normal 22-year-olds? They’re f*ckin’ sh*t-for-brains. What are you talking about, you f*ckin’ idiot? God… I’ll say this to you, Zayn: ‘You might have wanted to be a normal 22-year-old, but you won’t want to be a normal 25-year-old.'”



Grateful Dead Releasing $700 80-Disc Box Set


Coming on September 18th is the Grateful Dead’s largest box set to date, with the massive 80-CD behemoth, 30 Trips Around The Sun. The package, released in celebration of the band’s 50th anniversary, includes over 73 hours of music, 30 unreleased live shows — one for each year from 1966 to 1995, and a gold-colored 7-inch 45 r.p.m. single featuring the unreleased 1965 track “Caution (Do Not Stop On Tracks)” backed with “Box Of Rain” recorded on July 9th, 1995 during Jerry Garcia’s final show at Chicago’s Soldier Field. The set, which is individually numbered and limited to 6,500 copies as a nod to the band’s formation in 1965, is also available a custom lightning-bolt USB drive.


According to the press release: “The box also comes with a 288-page book that features an extensive, career-spanning essay written by Nick Meriwether, who oversees the Dead archives at the University of California, Santa Cruz, along with special remembrances of the band submitted by fans. Also included is a scroll that offers a visual representation of how the band’s live repertoire has evolved through the years.”


30 Trips Around The Sun sells for $699.95. A four-CD sampler, 30 Trips Around the Sun: The Definitive Live Story 1965-1995, featuring highlights from the box, will also be released for the more casual fan.



Tom Petty Making Second Mudcrutch Album


Tom Petty’s pre-fame band Mudcrutch will reconvene for its first new album since it’s 2008 self-titled debut set. In addition to Petty on bass, Mudcrutch includes Heartbreakers’ keyboardist Benmont Tench and guitarist Mike Campbell, and Mudcrutch co-founders Randall Marsh on drums and Tom Leadon on guitar. Leadon is the younger brother of Eagles co-founder Bernie Leadon. Mike Campbell says the band will team-up in August to begin recording the new album, telling Rolling Stone, “Tom wants to make another one. It probably won’t take very long. It’s a labor of love, really.”


He said that initial sessions were pushed back earlier this year when Tom Leadon dealt with some medical issues: “Petty was going, ‘Well, that’s a good thing because I don’t have any songs yet.’ We’ll come up with the songs when we have to.”



Chris Cornell North American Solo Tour


Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell has announced that he will embark on a solo acoustic tour of North America this fall in support of his upcoming solo album, Higher Truth, which arrives on September 18th. The trek begins on September 20th in Los Angeles, winding down on November 2nd in Austin, Texas.


Cornell will play songs from throughout his entire career at the shows including material from Soundgarden, Temple Of The Dog, Audioslave and his three previous solo efforts.


Newly announced Chris Cornell tour dates (subject to change):

September 20 – Walt Disney Concert Hall – Los Angeles, CA

September 21 – Warner Grand Theatre – San Pedro, CA

September 23 – Granada Theater – Santa Barbara, CA

September 24 – Wells Fargo Center For The Arts – Santa Rosa, CA

September 26 – Paramount Theater – Oakland, CA

September 27 – Gallo Center For The Arts – Modesto, CA

September 29 – Benaroya Hall – Seattle, WA

September 30 – Orpheum Theatre – Vancouver, BC

October 2 – Paramount Theatre – Denver, CO

October 3 – Stiefel Theatre For The Performing Arts – Salina, KS

October 5 – State Theatre – Minneapolis, MN

October 6 – Chicago Theatre – Chicago, IL

October 8 – Lakewood Civic Auditorium – Lakewood, OH

October 9 – Massey Hall – Toronto, ON

October 11 – University At Buffalo – Center For The Arts – Buffalo, NY

October 12 – State Theatre – New Brunswick, NJ

October 14 – Strathmore Music Theatre – N. Bethesda, MD

October 15 – Merriam Theatre – Philadelphia, PA

October 17 – Kirby Center For The Performing Arts – Wilkes Barre, PA

October 18 – Beacon Theatre – New York, NY

October 21 – Shubert Theater – Boston, MA

October 23 – Grand Opera House – Wilmington, DE

October 24 – Strand Capitol Performing Arts Center – York, PA

October 26 – Atlanta Symphony Hall – Atlanta, GA

October 27 – Ryman Auditorium – Nashville, TN

October 29 – The Knight Concert Hall – Miami, FL

October 30 – The Mahaffey Theater – St Petersburg, FL

November 1 – The Majestic Theatre – Dallas, TX

November 2 – Austin City Limits Live At The Moody Theater – Austin, TX