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Springsteen Launches Archive Concert Download Service
21Nov

Springsteen Launches Archive Concert Download Service

Uncut reports: "Bruce Springsteen has launched an archival concert download service where fans can by full length concert shows. The first in a series of releases from the Bruce Springsteen Archives was the launch of the Wrecking Ball tour, recorded at the Apollo Theater, New York, on March 9, 2012. The show has been mixed by Bob Clearmountain."

Emmylou Harris Pays Tribute to Joan Baez
20Nov

Emmylou Harris Pays Tribute to Joan Baez

Rolling Stone reports: "One listen to Emmylou Harris' obscure 1969 solo debut album, Gliding Bird, and you'll hear the obvious influence of folk singer Joan Baez on the future Country Music Hall of Fame member. It's fitting then that Harris was on hand to perform a tribute to Baez as the performer-songwriter-activist was honored with an ASCAP Centennial Award Monday night (November 17th) in New York."

Billy Bragg:
19Nov

Billy Bragg: "Taylor Swift Has Sold Her Soul"

But not to the devil.  Arguably.  NME reports: "Billy Bragg has claimed that the real reason Taylor Swift pulled her entire back catalogue from Spotify is that she has signed an exclusive deal with Google to help the company launch their own streaming service."

Nils Lofgren – UK Acoustic Tour in 2015
18Nov

Nils Lofgren – UK Acoustic Tour in 2015

Acoustic Classics in concert

Returning to the UK for his first solo tour since 2011 – recent years having seen him busy as part of the E Street Band although his rock and roll credentials go much further back.  Not too many people can claim to have played on a Neil Young classic, but Lofgren was there at the age of 17 on After The Gold Rush.  There are his achievements with his band Grin, and also in Crazy Horse, alongside his extensive solo catalogue.

Jeff Tweedy Talks New Wilco Releases
18Nov

Jeff Tweedy Talks New Wilco Releases

two major retrospectives celebrate the band's 20th anniversary

Billboard reports: "Though Wilco releases two major retrospectives this week to celebrate the band's 20th anniversary, Jeff Tweedy admits that he's not a guy who likes to celebrate the past. "The last thing in the world I wanted to do was to listen through all the old records and all the old outtakes. It's just not my nature to feel too comfortable doing that," Tweedy tells Billboard. Nevertheless, he says that "I thoroughly approve of everything" on the 38-track What's Your 20: Essential Tracks best-of collection and Alpha Mike Foxtrot, a four-CD set featuring rare and unreleased studio and live tracks."

Ryan Adams Scores Al Pacino Film
17Nov

Ryan Adams Scores Al Pacino Film

Pitchfork reports: "Ryan Adams will collaborate on the score for Danny Collins, an upcoming Al Pacino film, as Consequence of Sound points out (via Film Music Reporter). He'll be working with Theodore Shapiro, his collaborator for the song "Stay Alive", which was sung by José González and appeared on the soundtrack to The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. In Danny Collins, Pacino plays an aging rock star who's inspired to change his life after finding an old letter written to him by John Lennon. It'll be out in 2015."

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