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The Rolling Stones Announce Studio Albums Vinyl Collection

An incredible, decade-spanning box set from The Rolling Stones is set for release this June.

The band announced The Studio Albums Vinyl Collection 1971-2016, featuring 15 albums across 20 LPs.

Each album has been remastered and cut at half-speed at Abbey Road Studios and will be available on 180g vinyl. The remasters were created from the original tape transfers. An HD digital redemption download card will be included with each set, as well as a certificate of authentication.

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The Royal Wedding Is Coming… To Vinyl?

Make some room in your record collection: the Prince of Wales’ upcoming nuptials are coming to wax Prince Harry and Meghan Markle‘s May 19 royal wedding will be released on vinyl, publisher Decca has confirmed. No word yet on release date.

For streamers, the ceremony will also be available on Spotify, Apple Music, and more services.

“Capturing the words and music of this Royal Wedding is a great responsibility, knowing how much a permanent record of the event will mean to so many people around the world,” said album producer Anna Barry in a press release. “Our Decca team will deliver a state of the art recording which captures every nuance of this very happy day and it will be a joy to be a part of the celebrations.”

Performers at the ceremony include cellist Sheku Kanneh Mason, soprano Elin Manahan Thomas, the Choir of St George’s Chapel and the Kingdom Choir. (more…)

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Watch: Bruce Springsteen & Michael Stipe Join Patti Smith On-Stage

Bruce Springsteen, Patti Smith and R.E.M.’s Michael Stipe seem like they come from three different worlds, but last night they joined forces.

The trio hit the stage together during Smith’s New York City concert that coincided with the premiere of the documentary, Horses: Patti Smith and Her Band.

Smith and Springsteen performed their 1978 duet “Because the Night”. Stipe then joined them to perform Smith’s 1988 single “People Have the Power.”

The event was part of the Tribeca Film Festival.

Watch clips of the performances below:

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What Are The Beatles Most Popular Songs?

Countless #1 hits. Chart-topping albums. International fandom. But when it comes down to it, what are The Beatles most popular songs?

Emerging as one of the most successful bands of all-time, Beatlemania hit full swing in 1963 and barely slowed until the band’s last album, Let It Be, in 1970.

They’re the only band to occupy all five of the top singles positions simultaneously in the United States.

It’s hard to quantify just which songs were the most popular during the Beatles’ tenure: while early singles caught radio buzz, it was their later works that are highly regarded as the band’s masterpieces.

When the Beatles’ catalogue hit streaming services in December 2015, all of the singles have had even footing to compete.

We’re looking at the Top 10 of the Beatles most popular songs, according to Spotify streams. These are the songs that, decades later, are standing the test of time. These are the best songs, based on what listeners are searching to hear.

10. “While My Guitar Gently Weeps”

50+ million streams (April 2018)

9. “In My Life”

50+ million streams (April 2018)

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Florence & The Machine To Open For The Rolling Stones

For those seeing The Rolling Stones this summer, the opening acts are sure to impress. Florence and the Machine will open for the group on one of two London tour dates.

Liam Gallagher will open for the other date.

As the band tours around, even more fantastic acts will share the stage with The Rolling Stones: The Vaccines will support in Southampton, Specials in Coventry, Richard Ashcroft in Manchester and Edinburgh, Elbow in Cardiff, and James Bay at London’s Twickenham Stadium.

Take a look at the band’s announcement of the opening acts below:

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