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UMe/Decca/DeramThe first-ever picture-disc version of David Bowie's self-titled debut album will be released on January 29, 2021, and you can pre-order it now exclusively at

The album originally was released on June 1, 1967, the same day as The Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. David Bowie only reached #125 on the U.K. albums chart, and two singles were issued from the record, "Rubber Band" and "Love You till Tuesday," both of which failed to chart.

The album was recorded during a period when Bowie was still developing his sound. David revisited one of the album's tunes, "Silly Boy Blue," for an as-yet-unreleased album called Toy that he recorded in 2001 and featured new versions of some of his earliest tunes.

Here's the full David Bowie track list:

Side One
"Uncle Arthur"
"Sell Me a Coat"
"Rubber Band"
"Love You till Tuesday"
"There Is a Happy Land"
"We Are Hungry Men"
"When I Live My Dream"

Side Two
"Little Bombardier"
"Silly Boy Blue"
"Come and Buy My Toys"
"Join the Gang"
"She's Got Medals"
"Maid of Bond Street"
"Please Mr. Gravedigger"

By Matt Friedlander
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earMUSICBlackmore's Night, the Renaissance folk-rock group led by founding Deep Purple and Rainbow guitarist Ritchie Blackmore and his wife, singer Candice Night, just eleased its recently announced Here We Come A-Caroling EP.

The collection, which features new renditions of four traditional Christmas tunes, is available digitally, as well as on CD and as a limited-edition 10-inch disc pressed on translucent green vinyl. The four songs are the title track, "It Came upon a Midnight Clear," "O Little Town of Bethlehem" and "Silent Night."

Coinciding with the release, a new lyric for "O Little Town of Bethlehem" featuring festive Christmas-themed images inspired by medieval art is now streaming on earMUSIC's official YouTube channel. It was preceded by similar clips for "Here We Come A-Caroling" and "It Came upon a Midnight Clear."

Meanwhile, in a new Facebook post, Blackmore's Night reports that after the EP, "there's much more coming soon, but we can't talk about it quite yet!"

By Matt Friedlander
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Trae Patton/NBCFor the past year, all we've gotten from Gwen Stefani music-wise has been country duets with fiancé Blake Shelton, a remix with Dua Lipa and some Christmas songs.  But now, Gwen may be ready to remind us of her status as a pop goddess.

On her socials on Friday, Gwen announced that on Monday, she'll be releasing a new single, which seems to be called "Let Me Reintroduce Myself."  The cover art shows Gwen in an outfit that's similar to the one she wore in the No Doubt video for "Just a Girl," standing next to Gwen in the present day, who's wearing a sexy black bra, shredded jean shorts, fishnets, tall black boots and a series of straps all over herself.

If this is the first single from a new Gwen album, it'll be her first non-holiday solo release from The Voice coach since 2016's This Is What the Truth Feels Like.


LET ME REINTRODUCE MYSELF 💥 new single coming 12/7

— Gwen Stefani (@gwenstefani) December 4, 2020


By Andrea Dresdale
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BMGMick Fleetwood has given us the first taste of the upcoming album and film documenting the star-studded London tribute concert he organized earlier this year celebrating Fleetwood Mac's early years and the group's original leader, Peter Green.

A video of ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons and Metallica's Kirk Hammett performing the 1970 U.K. hit "The Green Manalishi (with the Two Prong Crown)" at the show, which took place this past February at the London Palladium, has premiered on YouTube, while the audio is available now for download and streaming.

Gibbons and Hammett were backed by the evening's house band, which included Fleetwood and Zak Starkey on drums, Jonny Lang and ex-Fleetwood Mac member Rick Vito on guitar, and others. Hammett played Green's famed 1959 Les Paul guitar, "Greeny," which Kirk purchased in 2014.

As previously reported, the concert film, titled Mick Fleetwood & Friends Celebrate the Music of Peter Green and the Early Years of Fleetwood Mac, will be screened in select theaters on March 23 and 28, 2021.  Audio, home video and digital editions will be released on April 30.

Other performers at the show included Pink Floyd's David Gilmour, Aerosmith's Steven Tyler, The Who's Pete Townshend, ex-Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman, Oasis' Noel Gallagher and U.K. blues great John Mayall. A number of other current and former Fleetwood Mac members also performed, including Christine McVie, Crowded House's Neil Finn, and founding guitarist Jeremy Spencer.

Green didn't attend the event and, sadly, passed away in July at age 73.

Mick Fleetwood & Friends will be released in multiple formats, including a box set featuring the concert on Blu-ray, two CDs and four vinyl LPs, and a 44-page hardbound book offering sleeve notes, photos and more.

Visit for more details.

By Matt Friedlander
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Dia Dipasupil/FilmMagic2020 was the year that we were reminded just how enduring Stevie Nicks' songs are: "Dreams" returned to the charts for the first time since 1977, thanks to that viral TikTok video, while Miley Cyrus sampled "Edge of Seventeen" in her hit "Midnight Sky."  Now, it looks like Stevie's cashing in on that popularity.

The Wall Street Journal reports that Stevie has sold a majority stake in her catalog of songs to music publisher Primary Wave.  The 80% interest that Primary Wave has purchased is valued at around $100 million, say insiders.

The deal also includes the solo hit "Edge of Seventeen," as well as the Fleetwood Mac classics "Landslide" and "Rhiannon."

As for why 72-year-old Stevie would sell part of the rights to her songs, The Wall Street Journal explains that she and Primary Wave are going to team up on marketing, branding and digital strategies, in an attempt to generate even more money from the catalog. 

Primary Wave also plans to market Stevie's name and likeness, and set up a joint venture whereby she can sign new songwriters.

“Stevie’s music, while exceptionally well known, is still very undercommericalized and undermarketed,” Primary Wave chief executive Larry Mestel tells The Wall Street Journal. “There’s enormous upside potential for her songs to be reinvigorated and introduced to youth culture.”

Many songwriters have been selling stakes in their catalogs this year because music, according to the WSJ, is a "stable, recession-proof asset" that makes money no matter what's going on with the economy.  That's likely why Shamrock Capital Advisors LLC just paid $300 million for Taylor Swift's early recordings.

By Andrea Dresdale
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Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for MCKelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest go all out whenever there's a holiday party on Live with Kelly and Ryan.  So, who better to help them ring in the Christmas spirit than the Queen of Christmas, Mariah Carey?

The show's annual Xmas episode will look a little different this year, but will deliver the same level of entertainment fans have come to enjoy over the years.

Carey will assist Kelly and Ryan with the countdown to Christmas, as well as spill details about her Apple TV program, Mariah Carey's Magical Christmas Special.  

In addition to the "Fantasy" singer, Alanis Morissette will join the gang to debut her take on the John Lennon & Yoko Ono classic "Happy X-Mas (War Is Over)."

The episode, dubbed "Live with Kelly and Ryan @ Home for the Holidays," airs Tuesday, December 22.

The week prior, Kelly and Ryan are giving five lucky fans a chance at $2,000 with their annual holiday sweater pageant.  Due to ongoing pandemic, the competition will be virtual this year where the finalists will be decked out in their holiday best in hopes of winning the big prize.

While entries are closed for this year's contest, you can vote for your favorite wacky holiday getup on the Live with Kelly and Ryan website.

In addition to the competition, Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn will be on hand to chat about their new Netflix movie, The Christmas Chronicles: Part Two, where they play Santa and Mrs. Claus, respectively.

That episode, dubbed "Live’s Holiday Sweater Party," airs Friday, December 18.

By Megan Stone
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Capitol/UMePaul McCartney has released the fourth installment of his series of six-track digital-only EPs featuring previously available songs that boast themes that tie in with the tunes on his new record.

The new EP is titled Love, and it features songs that span from McCartney and Wings' 1971 cover of the Mickey and Sylvia's 1956 hit "Love Is Strange" through 2010's "My Valentine." The EP kicks off with McCartney and Wings' 1976 chart-topper "Silly Love Songs" and also includes the 1980 gem "Waterfalls," the 1973 #1 Wings smash "My Love," and a 1979 live rendition of Sir Paul's classic ballad "Maybe I'm Amazed," which originally appeared on his 1970 debut album, McCartney.

Coinciding with the Love EP, a restored version of the official music video for "Waterfalls" will premiere on McCartney's YouTube channel today at 12 p.m. ET.

The Love EP, which is available now for download and streaming, was preceded by EPs titled Home, Holidays and Family.

As previously reported, McCartney III's release recently was pushed back from December 11 to December 18 because of "unforeseen production delays." You can pre-order the album now.

Here's the Love EP's track list:

"Silly Love Songs"
"Love Is Strange"
"My Love"
"My Valentine"
"Maybe I'm Amazed" (Live at Glasgow, 1979)

By Matt Friedlander
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Credit: Amy GranthamIn October, Graham Nash released the politically charged single "Vote," which encouraged people to participate in this year's presidential election, and the folk-rock legend reveals that he has some other interesting releases on the way.

Nash tells ABC Audio that among the upcoming releases is an expanded 50th anniversary reissue of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young's 1970 debut album, Déjà Vu, which he thinks will be "a four-CD box set."

Regarding the bonus material that will appear on the reissue, Graham notes that at the time Déjà Vu was made, he, David Crosby, Stephen Stills and Neil Young "were crazily writing songs…so there are many little, silly songs that didn't get finished [and]...lots of things…that people have never heard before."

He adds, "I think that they're doing a wonderful job with the packaging and with the design of the whole thing. I'm very happy with it."

The 78-year-old Rock & Roll Hall of Famer also gave a status update about his planned live album documenting a series of special shows he played in September 2019 at which he performed his first two solo albums -- 1971's Songs for Beginners and 1974's Wild Tales -- in their entirety.

Nash tells ABC Audio that the project got "waysided" for a number of reasons, including the COVID-19 pandemic, preparing the Déjà Vu box set and not being able to "come up with a cover [image] that satisfied me." He now he expects the project to be released "by April of next year."

Nash also talked about where he's at with the follow-up to his 2016 solo album, This Path Tonight.

"I've got…10, 11 songs all finished," he reports. "So, a new solo record will be out probably in the middle of next year."

By Matt Friedlander
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Alex Solca PhotographyToto guitarist Steve "Luke" Lukather released a new song today called "Serpent Soul" that will be featured on his recently announced solo album, I Found the Sun Again, due out on February 26, 2021.

Lukather co-wrote the blues- and jazz-influenced tune with founding Toto keyboardist David Paich, ex-Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers drummer Stan Lynch and veteran keyboard player Jeff Babko. Among the musicians who contributed to the track were Paich on piano, Babko on organ, Gov't Mule bassist Jorgen Carlsson, drummer Gregg Bissonette of Ringo Starr's All Starr Band and Toto frontman Joseph Williams on backing vocals.

A companion video for "Serpent Soul," featuring candid in-studio photos and footage of Lukather and his collaborators, has premiered on Steve's official YouTube channel.

Fans who pre-order I Found the Sun Again will receive an immediate free download of "Serpent Soul" and the first advance track issued from the album, "Run to Me," which features Ringo on drums and Williams on backing vocals.

As previously reported, I Found the Sun Again will feature eight tracks, five new originals and three covers -- Traffic's "Low Spark of High Heeled Boys," Joe Walsh's "Welcome to the Club" and Robin Trower's "Bridge of Sighs."

Part of the proceeds from the album will be donated to The Ed Asner Family Center for Autism.

I Found the Sun Again will be released simultaneously with Williams' new solo album, Denizen Tenant, on the Toto duo's new label, The Players Club.

Both albums can be pre-ordered now, and will be available on CD, as two-LP sets and packaged together in limited-edition bundles.

Lukather and Williams also recently announced that they're relaunching Toto with a new lineup, and that the band is planning a 2021 trek called the Dogs of Oz Tour.

By Matt Friedlander
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Courtesy of Apple TV Mariah Carey's Magical Christmas Special streams on Apple TV tomorrow. On Thursday, Mariah Carey appeared on ABC's Good Morning America to talk about how important it was for her to make this special, despite all the COVID-19 restrictions they had to follow during production.

"I wouldn't feel happy if I couldn't celebrate with fans this's just been so traumatizing," she said. "But I think pushing through...with this holiday season for me was super-important. And I'm just being festive in spite of everything! is what it is. Like, it's just about your heart."

Carey started working on the special back in February, before the pandemic took over the world, and she says when it came time to film it, they had to follow strict guidelines.

"We just all really got together, we dealt with all the rules, everybody had to be tested every day for COVID, we were super-careful," she explained. "And I just think it's a way that people can share in the holiday spirit with us all and kind of, like, push past the moment, even if it's just for that amount of time we're watching this special together."

The Mariah Carey's Magical Christmas Special is narrated by Tiffany Haddish and features a slew of guest stars, including Ariana Grande, Jennifer Hudson, Billy Eichner, Snoop Dogg, Jermaine Dupri, Misty Copeland and Mariah's children, Roc and Roe.

"I'm just excited because I know my fans are going to have festive moments," Mariah predicted. "And, you know, for even anyone who's not a fan, we really try to embody, like, the spirit of positivity for Christmas. And I do that every year, but this year it was even more important."

By Andrea Dresdale
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Courtesy of PETAIn 1990, The Go-Go's famously proclaimed, "We'd rather Go-Go naked than wear fur," kicking off PETA's famous celebrity-backed animal rights campaign. Now the legendary band is teaming with PETA once again for a new pro-animal t-shirt.

Since PETA and The Go-Go's both got their starts in 1980, the two entities are celebrating their respective 40th anniversaries with a new t-shirt that proclaims "Go-Go Vegan."  Modeled by Go-Go's frontwoman Belinda Carlisle, you can buy it now from the PETA Shop.

"It's been a thrill to have been involved with PETA since the beginning, and I'm just as eager as ever to help promote animal rights," says Carlisle in a statement.  In fact, last month, the singer, who lives in Bangkok, helped PETA pressure Costco to stop selling a brand of coconut milk made in Thailand using forced labor from chained monkeys.

Later this month, Carlisle will participate in PETA's 40th anniversary virtual celebration.  The Go-Go's have a concert tour planned for next year.

By Andrea Dresdale
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Courtesy of NITOStephen Stills, Graham Nash, John Mellencamp and ex-Dire Straits frontman Mark Knopfler are among the artists who have donated guitars and other stringed instruments to a charity auction.

The sale will benefit the National Independent Talent Organization, or NITO, which supports independent entities and individuals in the music industry struggling amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Stills, Nash and Mellencamp have all donated autographed acoustic guitars to the auction, as has folk legend Joan Baez.  Knopfler has contributed an unsigned Teisco TG-64 electric guitar.

Other artists taking part in the sale include Bonnie Raitt, Nick Lowe, George Benson, Joe Satriani, Metallica's Lars Ulrich, Mötley Crüe's Tommy Lee, Steve Vai, Steve Martin, Weezer, Pat Metheny, David Bromberg, Steve Forbert, Fall Out Boy, Jack Johnson and more.

Lowe's contribution to the auction is an acoustic guitar that originally was owned by The Who's Pete Townshend.

The auction will be open until Sunday, December 13. Visit for the full list of available items.

By Josh Johnson and Matt Friedlander
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Per Ole Hagen/RedfernsPhil Collins and his ex-wife are still locked in a legal battle over Phil's Miami mansion, but it will go forward without mention of the disparaging claims that his ex, Orianne Cevey, has made about him.

Page Six reports that a judge ruled Wednesday afternoon that things Orianne has said about Phil could be "stricken with prejudice" from the suit, because they were irrelevant to the former couple's dispute over the mansion.

"These are outrageous statements that I'm not going to repeat," attorney Brandon Carrington said, according to Page Six.  In court papers claiming that Phil had promised to give her half of the $40 million home, Orianne had made "scandalous" allegations about the drummer's physical and mental health, as well as his personal hygiene.

Phil initially said Orianne's claims were an attempt at extortion, and pointed out that he couldn't possibly in the bad shape she said he was, because he's currently in the U.K. rehearsing for a 2021 Genesis tour.

The judge also ruled that Orianne should sit for a deposition in the case, but that probably won't take place until January.

As previously reported, after divorcing years ago, Phil and Orianne, who share two sons, had reunited.  However, they broke up after Orianne told him in July there was another man -- and she'd secretly married him in August. 

Phil then told Orianne and her new hubby to get out of the Miami house so he could sell it, but she initially refused to leave. After he attempted to evict them, they agreed to depart in January.

By Andrea Dresdale
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Hollywood Records; UMeVeteran artists dominate Billboard's just-released year-end chart of 2020's Top Rock Albums.

Queen's Greatest Hits is #1, followed by Elton John's Diamonds compilation at #2, Fleetwood Mac's Rumours at #3, Creedence Clearwater Revival's Chronicle: The 20 Greatest Hits at #4, and The Beatles' Abbey Road at #5.

Also landing in the tally's top 10 are Journey's Greatest Hits at #6, The Beatles' 1 compilation at #7, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers' Greatest Hits at #8, and AC/DC's Back in Black at #9.

Not surprisingly, several of the artists who had top 10 entries on the Top Rock Albums list also appear on  Billboard's Top Rock Artists tally for 2020. Fleetwood Mac is #3, The Beatles are #4, Queen is #6 and Elton is #9. Alternative rockers Panic! at the Disco took the top spot on the list, which is determined by factors including radio airplay, and sales and streaming data.

Visit to check out all of the publication's year-end lists.

By Matt Friedlander
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Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for SoltersEddie Van Halen's son Wolfgang Van Halen isn't happy with the auction that sold a trio of his late father's guitars.

Julien's Auctions announced the sale of the three instruments for a total of $422,000 Wednesday night. Responding to a headline about the auction that read "Three of Eddie Van Halen's Iconic Guitars Sold," Wolf tweeted, "The headline should read: 'Three guitars that are striped were sold at an auction for charity.'"

"They weren't stage guitars," he said. "I had nothing to do with this. I don't EVER plan on selling any of my father’s iconic guitars. The only place they'd possibly belong in is a museum."

Wolf added that the timing of the sale in relation to his father's passing this past October felt "a little fishy."

The guitars that were auctioned included a customized red Kramer electric guitar, which was given to Eddie by a friend named Bryan Cush and was put on display at the latter's Louisiana restaurant, plus a 2004 EVH Charvel Art Series electric guitar, and the guitar prop that was played by child actor Bryan Hitchcock posing as a young Van Halen in the "Hot for Teacher" music video.

While Wolf was initially under the impression that the proceeds from the auction were to be donated to charity, he subsequently learned that wasn't actually the case.

"They're just taking advantage of my father's passing," Wolf then wrote. "What a surprise."

"F*** 'em," he added.

By Josh Johnson
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Courtesy of Todd RundgrenAs the COVID-19 pandemic continues to rage, Todd Rundgren has unveiled plans for a unique 2021 virtual concert tour that will feature 25 livestreamed shows, each geared toward a specific U.S. city.

Rundgren's "Clearly Human" tour kicks off February 14 with a concert for the Buffalo, New York, area and winds down March 22 with a show focused on Seattle.

The performances will be streamed live from a Chicago venue, and will feature Todd and a 10-piece band playing his entire 1989 album Nearly Human, plus selections from throughout his 50-year solo career.

Tickets are available now at, and can be purchased individually, in five-show bundles and as an all-access, 25-show pass. For single-ticket purchases within the U.S., the buyer must be located in a ZIP code near the metropolitan area that the concert is geared toward. A limited number of in-person tickets for each show can be purchased at

Each show will be "localized" to give the viewers a sense of the location for which the concert is intended. For example, local landmarks will appear on the event's video wall.

Fans "attending" the virtual concerts will be able to view the events from multiple camera angles. VIP upgrades include after-show online meet-and-greets and getting to appear on a video screen as part of a real-time "virtual audience" for the event.

In other news, Rundgren has released a new holiday single, a cover of the 1978 tune "Flappie" that originally was recorded by Dutch comedian Youp van 't Hek. The song, available digitally now, tells the macabre tale of a boy whose pet rabbit goes missing on Christmas. Todd also has premiered a "Flappie" lyric video on YouTube.

Here are the dates and cities for Rundgren's virtual tour:

2/14 -- Buffalo, NY
2/16 -- Albany, NY
2/17 -- New York City, NY
2/19 -- Virginia Beach, VA
2/20 -- Pittsburgh, PA
2/22 -- Cleveland, OH
2/23 -- Detroit, MI
2/25 -- Indianapolis, IN
2/26 -- Chicago, IL
2/28 -- Madison/Milwaukee, WI
3/1 -- Minneapolis, MN
3/3 -- Kansas City, MO
3/4 -- St. Louis, MO
3/6 -- Nashville, TN
3/7 -- Dallas, TX
3/9 -- Houston, TX
3/10 -- Austin, TX
3/12 -- Denver, CO
3/13 -- Salt Lake City, UT
3/15 -- Phoenix, AZ
3/16 -- San Diego, CA
3/18 -- Los Angeles, CA
3/19 -- San Francisco, CA
3/21 -- Portland, OR
3/22 -- Seattle, WA

By Matt Friedlander
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Credit: Janell ShirtcliffGoing into the family business isn't always easy, but Paris Jackson seems to be doing fine. Her first solo album wilted -- released last month -- earned great reviews and debuted at #1 on the iTunes Alternative Albums chart. Tonight, the late Michael Jackson's daughter is performing on ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live! -- and she tells ABC Audio she's counting her blessings.

"I'm living in so much gratitude right now," Paris says, adding that while she's "nervous" at the prospect of tonight's performance, she's also been overwhelmed by the "amount of support and love" she's received for the alternative folk sound of wilted.

She adds, "I usually try not to read comments because people can be mean.'s all so positive and people are so kind.  And it seems people actually can hear the honesty of it, and how I really am singing from my soul and my heart and from my very being."

Paris says she's been singing "under her breath" since she was a little girl, and started writing songs as a teen, but it took her awhile before deciding to follow in her dad's footsteps.

"I didn't accept being a my destiny until about two years ago," she explains. "So it's still pretty fresh. I'm a rookie. I'm an amateur, but I have a passion for it and I love is the air I breathe."

For the Radiohead-influenced wilted, Paris collaborated with Andy Hull of the alt-rock band Manchester Orchestra -- after she hit him up on social media.

"Dude, I'm such a huge nerd when it comes to music!" she laughs. "I just messaged Andy on Twitter, I was like, 'What's up? Hi, I love you.'"

After meeting Hull in person, Paris says, she was thrilled when she sent him her demos for wilted and his reaction was, "Let's do it! Let's run it!"

By Andrea Dresdale
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Courtesy of Julien's AuctionsThree of the late Eddie Van Halen's iconic guitars fetched a total of over $422,000 when they hit the auction block on Wednesday.

The guitars were sold as part of the "Icons & Idols Trilogy: Rock 'N' Roll" sale, hosted by Julien's Auctions, which also featured memorabilia from Elvis PresleyLittle RichardKurt CobainDavid BowieThe WhoFleetwood MacBob Marley and others.

Van Halen's customized red Kramer electric guitar, that's embossed with white and black stripes on its body, fetched the highest bid of the night -- a whopping $231,250.  The backstory of the guitar says Van Halen was gifted the instrument in 1991 by Bryan Cush, his close friend and the owner of Shreveport, Louisiana's Cush's Centenary Oyster House.

The Kramer, on which Eddie wrote the inscription, "Yo - Bryan...Let's get shucked up...Eddie Van Halen...5150," was put on display at the restaurant, and Van Halen would pick it up and play it whenever he stopped by the joint.

Two other guitars belonging to the Rock & Roll Hall of Famer also fetched impressive prices.

His 2004 EVH Charvel Art Series electric guitar went for $140,800, while the guitar prop that was played by child actor Bryan Hitchcock posing as a young Van Halen in the "Hot for Teacher" music video was sold for $50,000.

Another big ticket items was a black Fender Stratocaster guitar that Cobain smashed on stage and gifted to a fan in the audience during Nirvana's 1994 In Utero Tour, which fetched $153,600.

Another high-priced item was a Hammond B-3 organ, estimated to be from the mid-'60s, that was played by Gregg Allman. The instrument, which Allman took on tour with him between the 1980s and his final show in 2015, sold for $102,400.

By Matt Friedlander
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Courtesy of ReliefThe live-music streaming service has partnered with the Sweet Relief charity to offer a special promotion that also will raise money for members of the music community in need of financial and medical help during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The service is offering one year of unlimited access to over 25,000 official concert recordings, as well as to full video-on-demand shows available in high-def formats for just $50, an $80 discount from's regular annual subscription price.

Among the artists whose live recordings are available for streaming via are The Rolling Stones, The Who, Bruce Springsteen, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Bob Dylan, Dead & Company, Jimmy Buffett and many more.

The promotion will be available through January 2, 2021, and can be accessed at For each new subscription, a $5 donation will go toward Sweet Relief's COVID-19 Musicians Fund.

Brad Serling, founder and CEO, says, "During the pandemic, our on-demand access to live music has been a lifeline to fans. We're excited to open it up for even more to enjoy."

He adds with regard to partnering with Sweet Relief, "It is incredibly important for us to support the countless unemployed workers, and musicians who rely on income touring and live music. Some of them are dealing with medical bills stemming from personal struggles with the virus. That's why we are donating a portion of every new subscription to support Sweet Relief's mission to assist those musicians and industry workers directly impacted by the virus."

By Matt Friedlander
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Courtesy of GibsonSlash has introduced a new addition to his collection of signature Gibson guitars that was launched earlier this year. Tuesday saw the release of the Guns N' Roses great's Gibson Slash "Victoria" Les Paul Standard Goldtop electric guitar, which is now available worldwide.

The new instrument boasts a solid mahogany body with a gold-painted front and a dark back finish, a maple top and various personal touches designed by Slash.

As with the other guitars released as part of the Slash Collection, the "Victoria" features Slash's signature "Skully" drawing on the back of the headstock, and the rocker's signature on the instrument's truss rod cover. It also comes with Slash's new Ernie Ball strings, and four Slash picks.

The "Victoria" Les Paul Standard Goldtop joins six other previosuly released guitars -- four Les Paul Standard electric models and two J-45 Standard acoustic instruments -- in the Gibson Slash Collection.

For full details about the "Victoria," visit

"Developing my new Collection with the new team at Gibson has been really exciting," Slash said in a statement. "The quality and attention to detail is next level, and these guitars truly reflect what I play live and in the studio. I think guitarists will be inspired by what we've put together."

You can check out a video of Slash discussing his Gibson Collection and his passion for Gibson guitars at the Gibson TV YouTube channel.

By Matt Friedlander
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