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Red Zepplin’s Rock Report-Pearl Jam new tunes/Petty’s Publisher sues Spotify/Slash doesn’t mind phones

PETTY, YOUNG, WEEZER: Publisher Sues Spotify The publisher of songs by Tom Petty, Neil Young, Weezer, The Black Keys and more has filed a massive copyright lawsuit against Spotify. Wixen Publishing claims the streaming giant is using songs found in the company’s administrative catalog without the necessary licenses or compensation and that more the 20 percent of the company’s streaming catalog is without a license. ...

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Red Zeppelin’s Rock Report-Bon Jovi’s 6th man/Tribute to fallen Smithereen/Gene Simmons in trouble?

Like The Moody Blues, Bon Jovi have bumped the number of band members being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame from five to six. With the Moodies, the addition of singer-guitarist Denny Laine was a no-brainer. But Bon Jovi will bring along Hugh McDonald, who wasn’t made an official member until last year, when they’re inducted.  Last week’s announcement included the original lineup of Jon ...

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Red Zeppelin’s Rock Report-Pink Floyd book on the way/38 Special coming to Daytona Beach in May 2018/Pat DiNizio of The Smithereens passes

Another Pink Floyd book is on the way. Reinventing Pink Floyd: From Syd Barrett to The Dark Side of the Moon by Bill Kopp chronicles the band’s development following founding guitarist Syd Barrett’s departure in 1968. It will be published on February 15th. Baseball great Alex Rodriguez‏ visited Bruce Springsteen backstage on Broadway and tweeted, “Wow! What an incredible journey conveyed through music and storytelling. He is one of the all-time ...

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