Special releases from The Allman Brothers, David Bowie, Cheap Trick, Eric Clapton, Alice Cooper, Elvis Costello, Def Leppard,The Doors, Bob Dylan, ELP, Fleetwood Mac, Jerry Garcia,The Grateful Dead,Jefferson Starship, Jethro Tull, Billy Joel, Elton John, Robert Johnson, Janis Joplin, John Lennon, Brian May, Van Morrison, Pink Floyd,T he Police, Iggy Pop, Procol Harum, Queen,The Rolling Stones, Roxy Music, Todd Rundgren, Rush, Leon Russell, Joe Strummer, Ten Years After, U2,Dennis Wilson and Yes will be out on April 13th, Record Store Day, a celebration of independent record shops. More details at RecordStoreDay.com.
The DVD and Blu-ray release of Bohemian Rhapsody and its success at the Academy Awards have propelled 16 Queen tracks onto Billboard's Hot Rock Songs chart. The title track is at number-three, with 15,000 downloads. In England, Bohemian Rhapsody has become the country’s fastest-selling digital download movie of all time, shifting nearly 265,000 copies in its first eight days.
Cheap Trick will perform at the Coca-Cola 600 at the Charlotte Motor Speedway in Charlotte, North Carolina on May 26th.
Sting will headline Variety’s Dinner With the Stars gala in St. Louis on April 13th.
David Bowie’s onetime manager Ken Pitt died this past Monday at the age of 96.