Turtles Hits Get Boxed in New Vinyl Singles Collection

FloEdCo/Manifesto RecordsThe music of the legendary 1960s pop-rock group The Turtles will be celebrated with a special box set featuring a series of 7-inch vinyl discs boasting the band’s biggest hits. The Turtles 45 RPM Vinyl Singles Collection, which will be released on September 16, will include eight discs boasting a total of 16 tunes.

Among the songs featured are all five of The Turtles’ top 10 singles, including the 1967 chart-topper “Happy Together”; “She’d Rather Be with Me,” which reached #3 on the Billboard Hot 100 that same year; and the group’s first hit, a 1965 …read more

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Kurt Cobain Loved Motley Crue, Says Vince Neil, and the Feeling Was Mutual

Anton Corbijn; Motley RecordsTo hear Vince Neil tell it, you’d never know that there was ever any hard feelings between heavy metal and grunge.

The Mötley Crüe singer tells the U.K.’s Q magazine that he and his band mates weren’t threatened by the early grunge movement; in fact, they were totally into it. “We went on [MTV's] Headbanger’s Ball and we’d had an early pressing of [Nirvana's] Nevermind, he says. “We were talking about a bunch of upcoming bands and told people to check that album out.”

In addition, Neil slags metal rockers who bad-mouthed grunge. …read more

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Neil Young Recording with Orchestra for Project Reportedly Titled “Storytone”

Image Courtesy of Danny ClinchAccording to multiple online reports, Neil Young has been working on a new music project that involves an orchestra. German composer Chris Walden has revealed on his website that he contributed arrangements to a new album from the folk-rock great called Storytone, which is due out on November 4.

A series of messages that appeared over the last couple of weeks on the Gina Zimmitti Music Contracting Facebook page offer some additional details about the sessions. A photo posted on August 19 shows Walden conducting an orchestra at the Sony …read more

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Elton John to Be Joined by Chrissie Hynde at “End of Summer” Bash at UK Mansion Next Week

Joseph Guay; Dean ChalkleyElton John will raise money for his AIDS Foundation with a star-studded bash at his mansion in Windsor, England, on Thursday, September 4.

The “End of Summer Party” at Woodside, a home John shares with husband David Furnish, will feature musical performances by Elton himself, Pretenders frontwoman Chrissie Hynde and U.K. singer/songwriter James Blunt. In addition, John has partnered with Grey Goose to set up an actual nightclub on the grounds of the home; top DJ Fatboy Slim will provide the music while guests sip specially created Grey Goose cocktails.

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