John Fogerty to Sing at White House Tribute Concert for US Military Personnel Next Month

Image Courtesy of Lacee BendaJohn Fogerty is among the music stars who will perform before President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama as part of a special tribute to U.S. military members and veterans that will be held on the South Lawn of the White House. The event, dubbed A Salute to Our Troops, will take place on November 6 and will air as a new episode of PBS’ In Performance at the White House series the next night at 9 p.m. ET.

The show will be held in conjunction with the White House’s “Joining …read more

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Official Grateful Dead Documentary to Celebrate Band’s 50th Anniversary

Michael Ochs Archives/Getty ImagesAn authorized documentary about The Grateful Dead will be truckin’ onto screens in conjunction with the jam band’s 50th anniversary.

Martin Scorsese will serve as an executive producer on the as-yet-untitled film, which will be directed by Amir Bar-Lev, whose credits include such critically acclaimed docs as The Tillman Story, My Kid Could Paint That and Fighter.

The movie will feature new interviews with all of The Grateful Dead’s main surviving members — guitarist Bob Weir, bassist Phil Lesh and drummers Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann — as well as with many of the group’s friends, collaborators and …read more

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Hear Alternate Version of “Stairway to Heaven” Featured on Deluxe “Led Zeppelin IV” Reissues

Atlantic Records/Swan SongThe entire alternate version of Led Zeppelin‘s classic anthem “Stairway to Heaven” that will be included on the bonus disc of the upcoming deluxe reissues of the group’s 1971 album, Led Zeppelin IV, has made its way online. The track was mixed by guitarist/producer Jimmy Page during a 1971 visit to the Los Angeles studio Sunset Sound Recorders, although he eventually decided to abandon that version after he returned to London to complete work on the album.

Among the differences heard in the Sunset Sound mix are more prominent guitars, subdued drums …read more

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