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Todd Rundgren To Release ‘A Wizard, A True Star…Live’ On Rainbow Swirl Vinyl

Todd Rundgren is set to release a live recording of his 1973 classic album A Wizard, True Star on rainbow swirl colored vinyl via Cleopatra Records on March 5.

A Wizard, A True Star… Live! was recorded in 2009 at the Akron Civic Center in Akron, Ohio. The special concert was originally released on crystal clear DVD and CD last year and now has been pressed on deluxe rainbow swirl vinyl.

A Wizard, a True Star is the fourth album by Rundgren and was released on March 2, 1973 on Bearsville Records. Upon release, the album received widespread critical acclaim but sold poorly, reaching No. 86 on U.S. charts.

Source: RTT Music News

John Mellencamp Previews New Studio Album, Announces New Live Album & Documentary

John Mellencamp has announced that a new live album and documentary will be released this spring.

Mellencamp also revealed that he will soon return to the studio to finish recording his 25th album.

The Grammy-winner had already cut ten tracks before the onset of the COVID Pandemic, and plans to record another 17 for the project.

He shared a teaser video clip for one new song, “I Always Lie To Strangers.”

The documentary, titled The Good Samaritan Tour, will be narrated by Academy Award winner Matthew McConaughey. It chronicles Mellencamp’s historic free tour in 2000, when he performed on street corners and in public parks across the country.

Mellencamp said his band is looking to tour in 2022, adding that it “all depends on the pandemic and our ability to recover from it.”

In addition to music and film, Mellencamp plans to resume production for an untitled original play directed by Kathleen Marshall, produced by Scott Landis, and written by Naomi Wallace.

Source: RTT Music News

New Eddie Van Halen Photo Book To Be Released In June

A special photo book paying tribute to late guitar hero Eddie Van Halen will be published in June.

The book, by renowned rock and roll photographer Ross Halfin, is titled “Edward Van Halen by Ross Halfin.”

The photo book is being published by Rufus Publications. The publishers describe it as “a 356-page celebration of rock’s iconic guitar player, a man who changed the way rock music would be played forever.”

The extensive photo book features many classic and unseen shots chosen by Ross from his personal archive. Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi, who was Van Halen’s friend and fellow guitar player, has written an introduction for the book.

Respected journalist Mark Blake provides a career essay on Van Halen’s highly successful career.

The book comes in two versions. The standard edition in a cloth-bound slipcase, and a limited-edition. 250 books in this category are numbered and signed by Halfin, featuring a 3D lenticular cover and aluminum guitar-shaped slipcase.

Source: RTT Music News

MEET THE H & S FEED & COUNTRY STORE PET OF THE WEEK: “BARRON”

This week’s H & S Feed & Country Store Pet of the Week is “Barron”, a one-year-old domestic shorthair mix cat. Barron is a little shy at first, but will warm up to you quickly. He gets along well with other cats and even dogs. Barron is also vaccinated, neutered and ready to meet you!

If you’d like to set up an appointment to meet Barron or any of the pets at Stephen Memorial Animal Shelter, visit https://www.stephenmemorial.org/ and fill out an adoption application.

Check out our visit about with Terry Gott from Stephen Memorial Animal Shelter here:

Ozzy Osbourne ‘Relieved’ After Receiving First Dose Of COVID-19 Vaccine

Ozzy Osbourne says he feels “relieved” after receiving the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

During a Valentine’s Day, February 14, interview on British talk show “Loose Women,” the rock icon appeared alongside his wife Sharon Osbourne to discuss his experience receiving the shot.

“It felt like I was being stabbed,” said Ozzy. “My arm was sore yesterday, but I’m glad I got it, you know?”

“As soon as I got it, I felt relieved,” he added.

Meanwhile, Sharon noted that she’ll get the vaccination in the coming weeks.

Recently, Ozzy revealed that he wanted to receive the vaccine because of his health issues.

“I want to get the shot,” he told SiriusXM. “I look at it like this — if I don’t get the shot and I get the virus, there’s a good chance I ain’t going to be here.”

Last December, Sharon tested positive for COVID-19 and was briefly hospitalized with the virus.

“I wanted to share I’ve tested positive for Covid 19,” she revealed on social media. “After a brief hospitalization, I’m now recuperating at a location away from Ozzy (who has tested negative) while The Talk is on scheduled hiatus. Everyone please stay safe and healthy.”

Source: RTT Music News

Fleetwood Mac To Release Super Deluxe Edition Of Classic Live Album

Fleetwood Mac have announced a super deluxe edition of the rock band’s classic live album, Fleetwood Mac Live.

Originally released in December 1980, Fleetwood Mac Live will be released in a super deluxe format by Rhino on April 9.

Recorded mostly during the world tour for the band’s twelfth studio album Tusk, Fleetwood Mac Live delivered exhilarating performances that included massive hits like “Dreams” and “Go Your Own Way,” “Rhiannon,” and “Don’t Stop.”

The new 3-CD/2-LP collection features a remastered version of the original release on both 180-gram vinyl and CD, plus more than an hour of unreleased live music recorded between 1977 and 1982 on the third CD. The set also includes a bonus 7-inch single featuring previously unreleased demos for “Fireflies” and “One More Night.”

Rhino announced that a special “Tour Edition” is available for pre-order exclusively at the Rhino.com store. Limited to 1,000 copies, the “Tour Edition” features the 3-CD/2-LP/7-inch collection plus replica ephemera from the era including a ticket, backstage pass, ad, button, sticker, and iron on patch.

The Super Deluxe Edition is presented in a 12 x 12 rigid slipcase and comes with a booklet filled with rare photos, a full itinerary for the Tusk Tour, and a history of the live album by writer David Wild.

The 14 live tracks that debut on the Super Deluxe Edition include seven songs from the Tusk tour (1979-80), four from the Rumours tour (1977) and three from the Mirage tour (1982).

Source: RTT Music News

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