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On the Charts: Queen's "Greatest Hits" is the Top Charting Album by a Veteran Artist for a Second Week

Top Selling Veteran Album For 2nd Week The following are the top albums by veteran artists (recording for twenty years or more) on this week's Billboard charts (March 6, 2021).  Actual chart position is in parenthesis: Greatest Hits  -  Queen  (#27) Music to Be Murdered By  -  Eminem  (#38) Diamonds  -  Elton John  (#39) Curtain Call: The Hits  -  Eminem  (#47) Rumours  -  Fleetwood Mac  (#49) Chronicles: The 20 Greatest Hits  -  Creedence Clearwater Revival  (#50) Legend  -  Bob Marley & the Wailers  (#65) Greatest Hits  -  Journey  (#67) Back in Black  - AC/DC  (#74) Greatest Hits  - 2Pac  (#75) The top 10 charting singles by veteran artists: Beers and Sunshine  -  Darius Rucker  (#46) Girl Like Me  -  Black Eyed Peas  x  Shakira  (#71) Lifestyle  - Jason DeRullo Featuring  Adam Levine  (#74) One Too Many  -  Keith Urban  Duet With  P!nk  (#85)
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Passings 2021

Chris Barber (1930 - 2021) March 2 Chris Barber - Dementia (b. 1930) Bunny Wailer (born Neville Livingston) of Bob Marley and the Wailers (b. 1947) March 1 Michael Gudinski , Founder of Mushroom Records (b. 1952) Robert Petersen, Jr. , Jazz drummer - Cancer (b. 1962) February 28 Ian North of Milk 'N' Cookies - Heart attack (b. 1952) February 26 Bob James of Montrose - Complications of a stomach ulcer (b. 1952) February 24 Peter Ostroushko , mandolin player - Heart failure (b. 1953) February 23 Sean Kennedy , Australian bands Deez Nuts & I Killed the Prom Queen (b. 1985) February 20 Gene Taylor of the Blasters and the Fabulous Thunderbirds (b. 1952) February 18 Miles Seaton of Akron/Family (b. 1979) February 17 Prince Markie Dee of the Fat Boys (b. 1968) Bruce Hawes , R&B Songwriter (Games People Play, Mighty Love) (b. 1953) Gene Summers , Rockabilly Hall of Fame member (b. 1939) February 16 Carman (born Carman Dominic Licciardello), Gospel Hall of Fame Member -

Preview: Members of the Beach Boys Along With Their Children to Release "California Music Presents Add Some Music"

Out April 23 “The world could come together as one.” These lyrics are from the 1970 Beach Boys composition “Add Some Music to Your Day,” and they are the inspiration for a new Omnivore Recordings album, California Music Presents Add Some Music, due out April 23, 2021 on CD and Digital. Initiated by Beach Boys historian and documentarian David Beard, California Music Presents Add Some Music is an uplifting collection celebrating all that is good about one of California’s greatest exports … music! In 2020, Beard re-recorded the classic 1970 Beach Boys song “Add Some Music to Your Day” (written by Brian Wilson, Mike Love and Joe Knott) with Beach Boys members Mike Love, Al Jardine, Bruce Johnston and David Marks and the children of the Beach Boys, including Carnie and Wendy Wilson (Brian Wilson’s daughters), Christian, Hayleigh and Ambha Love (Mike Love’s children); Justyn Wilson (son of Carl Wilson); and Matt Jardine (son of founding Beach Boys member Al Jardine). Their brilliant new

Keith Urban, Blake Shelton, P!nk, Gwen Stefani and Reba McEntire Up for Academy of Country Music Awards

Country Music's Nashville-Based Awards CBS, The Academy of Country Music(R) and dick clark productions announced today the nominations for the 56TH ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS(TM), honoring the biggest names and emerging talent in the country music industry. CBS presents the 56TH ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS(TM) live from three iconic country music venues: the Grand Ole Opry House, Nashville's historic Ryman Auditorium and the Bluebird Cafe, Sunday, April 18 (8:00-11:00 PM, live ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network, and available to stream live and on demand on Paramount+. Kelsea Ballerini and Brothers Osborne appeared live today on CBS THIS MORNING to announce this year's ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS nominees for Entertainer of the Year, Female Artist of the Year, Male Artist of the Year, Duo of the Year, Group of the Year and Single of the Year. ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT correspondent Rachel Smith announced additional nominees on ETonline.com. Reigning Femal

Preview: Dropkick Murphys - "Turn Up That Dial"

Out April 30 Dropkick Murphys are preparing to release their 10th full-length studio album, Turn Up That Dial, April 30 via band-owned Born & Bred Records. The album was produced by Ted Hutt and is available for pre-order , with the new single “Middle Finger” out now. As previously announced, Dropkick Murphys will preview some tracks from Turn Up That Dial when they virtually reunite with fans around the globe for their Dropkick Murphys St. Patrick’s Day Stream 2021...Still Locked Down to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day on Wednesday, March 17 at 7:00 PM ET / 4:00 PM PT. The free streaming online concert – with no in-person audience – will be simulcast worldwide via www.DKMstream.com and will feature Dropkick Murphys performing socially distanced on an arena-sized stage with a full LED screen and a brand new video show. With the 11 tracks on Turn Up That Dial, Dropkick Murphys celebrate the simple pleasure of music, the relief and release from worry that comes when you “turn up that d

Watch: The Peter Frampton Band Performs Roxy Music's "Avalon"

Out April 23 The Peter Frampton Band’s take on Roxy Music’s “Avalon” is the latest track to be revealed off their forthcoming album Frampton Forgets the Words. Of the song, Frampton explains, “The original is such a perfect piece of music. I really wanted to get as close to the vocal inflection as I could, and I think I almost did it! It’s a sexy kind of guitar sound, like Bryan Ferry’s vocal, and I’m very proud of it.” “Avalon” is premiering alongside a performance video and available now with digital album pre-order. Frampton Forgets The Words, out April 23 on UMe, features instrumental tributes to some of Frampton’s favorite songs and is the follow up to his 2007 Grammy Award-winning instrumental album, Fingerprints. “Avalon” follows the release of the band’s take on Radiohead’s “Reckoner” which received praise from the likes of SPIN , Stereogum , Guitar World and more—watch the video HERE . Frampton Forgets the Words was co-produced by Frampton and Chuck Ainlay and was recorded/m

The Who to Release a 5-CD Box Set of "The Who Sell Out"

Deluxe Edition Initially released in December 1967 and described latterly by Rolling Stone as "The Who's finest album," The Who Sell Out reflected a remarkable year in popular culture. As well as being forever immortalized as the moment when the counterculture and the "Love Generation" became a global phenomenon and "pop" began metamorphosing into "rock." The new Super Deluxe Edition of The Who Sell Out features 112 tracks, 46 of which are unreleased, an 80-page, hard-back, full-color book, including rare period photos, memorabilia, track-by-track annotation and new sleeve notes by Pete Townshend with comments from the likes of Pete Drummond (Radio London DJ), Richard Evans (designer) & Roy Flynn (the Speakeasy Club manager). The Super Deluxe package also includes nine posters & inserts, including replicas of 20" x 30" original Adrian George album poster, a gig poster from The City Hall, Newcastle, a Saville Theatre show 8-p

New Releases by Veteran Artists for February 26, 2021: Willie Nelson, Alice Cooper, Bob Dylan, Steve Lukather, NOFX, Bonnie Tyler

Out Now The following are major new and upcoming releases by veteran artists (first release in 2001 or before).  Only new releases and reissues with additional material are included on the list. February 26, 2021 James Booker - Ivory Emperor 1954-1962 Sides Rosemary Clooney - Very Best of Black Crowes -  Shake Your Money Maker: Super Deluxe Edition Alice Cooper -  Detroit Stories Bob Dylan -  1970 PJ Harvey -  Stories From the City: Demos Steve Lukather -  I Found the Sun Again Magic Sam - Everything Gonna Be Alright: The Complete Cobra Chief & Crash Sides Melvins -  Working With God Willie Nelson -  That's Life NOFX -  Single Album Curtis Salgado -  Damage Control Sly & the Viscaynes -  Yellow Moon: The Complete Recordings 1961-62 Strawbs - Settlement Bonnie Tyler -  The Best is Yet to Come Dale Watson -  Dale Watson Presents the Memphians Weather Report - Columbia Albums 1976-1982 Neil Young & Crazy Horse -  Way Down in the Rust Belt Various Artists - Birth of Soul: L

Ten Years After to Release a Deluxe Edition of Their Album "A Sting in the Tale"

Out 4/19 Ten Years After are best known for their Platinum selling album “A Space in Time” which featured the Top 40 hit "I'd Love to Change the World", and their prodigious performance appearance at the Woodstock Festival in upstate New York, August 1969. Their rendition of "I'm Going Home" was featured in both the subsequent film and soundtrack album and catapulted them to star status. Original members Ric Lee and Chick Churchill have continued this legacy and are now rounded out by Guitarist/Vocalist Marcus Bonfanti and Bass Icon Colin Hodgkinson. “A Sting in the Tale” was engineered and produced by Bonfanti at his ‘Cricklewood Green’ Studios in Cricklewood, North London and mixed by acclaimed Canadian mix engineer Doug Organ in Edmonton Canada. The 4 bonus live tracks, including “I’d Love To Change The World” were recorded during a subsequent tour in Erfurt, Germany. As Drummer Ric Lee states, “The creative process of the studio album was a joy. Writing