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Watch Foo Fighters Perform Several Classic Rock Covers Live

Over the weekend, the Foo Fighters played in Rio De Janeiro. They rocked it, and if you don't believe us, you can see for yourself in the video below. About 2 1/2 hours long, the performance featured several covers including KISS "Detroit Rock City" The Faces "Stay With Me" and Queen's "Under Pressure." Watch below. 

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Led Zeppelin Releases Unreleased "Houses of the Holy"

Some of these demo versions of Led Zeppelin tracks have very subtle differences, but if you are a fan of the band, you can hear them. That is the case with this unreleased version of "Houses of the Holy." You'll notice it in Robert Plant's delivery of certain lines as well as Bonzo's drumming and John Paul Jones' playing. Check it out below.

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Bob Dylan's Engineer: "People Cried After Hearing New Record"

Bob Dylan has an album of Frank Sinatra covers on the way. If you want to believe one of the engineers for the album, people were crying, in a good way after hearing the results.

 “He came in to the room, and he started looking around and talking,” said Schmitt. “He liked the acoustics. He said, ‘Boy, this one sounds really nice. Where would I be singing?’ I said, ‘Right where you’re standing.’ So, that’s where the mic went, the vocal mic. And then it was his band. We had an acoustic guitar, an upright bass, light brushes on the drums, an electric guitar and a steel guitar. No headphones, everybody around him. When he couldn’t hear enough of the rhythm guitar, we just moved him closer. Everything was live. … There was no tuning, and there was no fixing. Everything was what it was. That’s part of the charm of the record.”

You can pick up Shadows in the Night February 3rd.

 
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Stevie Nicks Performs A Special Version of "Gypsy" on Piano

Stevie Nicks is the covergirl on Rolling Stone magazine for the first time since 1981. There is also a preview of the interview that will be in the magazine. One interesting tidbit-the tension between her and Lindsey Buckingham is there and will always be according to Nicks.

"Relations with Lindsey are exactly as they have been since we broke up," says Nicks. "He and I will always be antagonizing to each other, and we will always do things that will irritate each other, and we really know how to push each other's buttons. We know exactly what to say when we really want to throw a dagger in. And I think that that's not different now than it was when we were 20. And I don't think it will be different when we're 80."

More of the interview here.

Watch her performance of "Gypsy" below.


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Napa's Bottle Rock Festival/Coachella Announce Lineups

Napa's Bottle Rock Festival and Coachella in Indio, Ca both announced their lineups this morning, and both involve legendary Classic Rock artists.
Napa will bring in Robert Plant, Los Lobos and Chris Robinson (Black Crowes) Brotherhood with many other well known acts on May 29th-31st. We will have tickets to give away coming very soon. Also, if you want to buy tickets, they go on sale this Thursday, 1/8.

Coachella also made their announcement with AC/DC and Steely Dan as headliners on Friday nights April 10th and 17th. Yes again, Coachella will do the same acts on two consecutive weekends. See their poster here.

 
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