Stand Up and Shout: Dio's 'Holy Diver' Gets Box Set Reissue This Summer

By Joe Marchese | May 20, 2022 | 0 Comments

Whether performing with Elf, Black Sabbath, Rainbow, Heaven and Hell, or his own band, Dio, Ronnie James Dio (1942-2010) thrilled with his powerful voice and indomitable spirit.  One of the most influential hard rock and metal singers of all time, Dio would have turned 80 years old on July 10.  Rhino is remembering him with […]

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Release Round-Up: Week of May 20

By The Second Disc | May 20, 2022 | 0 Comments

Welcome to this week's Release Round-Up, featuring a selection of titles arriving everywhere today. The Clash, Combat Rock + The People's Hall: Special Edition (Columbia/Legacy) 2CD: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada 3LP: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada Ranking Roger 7": Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada Legacy […]

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Sweet Music Man: Dolly Parton, Chris Stapleton, Oak Ridge Boys, and More Pay Tribute to Kenny Rogers on "All In for the Gambler"

By Joe Marchese | May 19, 2022 | 2 Comments

On Wednesday, October 25, 2017, Kenny Rogers took the stage at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena for what was billed as a farewell concert celebration.  Rogers' final tour, The Gambler's Last Deal, would encompass further performances (including a run of Christmas shows in December 2017) before a halt was announced, on doctor's orders, of a planned 2018 […]

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I Remember the Feeling: 7a Records Reissues Studio and Live Albums from Dolenz, Jones, Boyce and Hart

By Joe Marchese | May 18, 2022 | 1 Comment

The names of Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart have long been inextricably linked with that of The Monkees.  The duo penned many of the band's most familiar songs including "(Theme From) 'The Monkees,'" "I Wanna Be Free," "(I'm Not Your) Stepping Stone," "Valleri," and the chart-topping "Last Train to Clarksville."  So when promoters were seeking […]

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Hooray for Hollywood: New Box Set Celebrates 100 Years of The Hollywood Bowl with Sinatra, Bernstein, Doors, Newman, Dudamel, More

By Joe Marchese | May 17, 2022 | 9 Comments

2022 marks 100 years of The Hollywood Bowl.  The famous amphitheater nestled in the Hollywood hills has hosted luminaries of every genre of music from classical to rock in its instantly familiar bandshell (actually two bandshells, as the first one from 1929 was demolished in 2003 and replaced with a larger model).  The Bowl has […]

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