The Moody Blues' Justin Hayward Talks Current Solo Tour, Reveals Live DVD Is in the Works

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-08_9116c199cf.jpgPhoto: Marcus Way -- The Moody Blues' Justin Hayward is nearing the end of a rare U.S. solo tour in support of his recent studio album, Spirits of the Western Sky.  The trek features the singer/guitarist playing acoustic renditions of tunes from the solo effort mixed with selections of songs from the Moodies' catalog.

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Expanded Version of 2000 Jimi Hendrix Experience Box Set to Be Released Next Week

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-08_d3971255f1.jpgLegacy Recordings/Experience Hendrix -- An updated version of The Jimi Hendrix Experience's self-titled 2000 four-CD box set will hit stores on August 20.  The new edition of the retrospective, which is informally known as the "Purple Box," will be augmented with four extra tracks.

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Queen's Brian May Recovering from Knee Replacement Surgery

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-08_071df5b732.jpgImage Courtesy Brian May via Twitter -- Here's wishing a speedy recovery to Queen guitarist Brian May, who underwent surgery to replace his right knee last week.  The 66-year-old musician has posted a series of messages on BrianMay.com and his Twitter account giving fans updates about how he's doing following the operation.

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Children's Book Co-Written by Robbie Robertson

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-08_3bfc55b151.jpgTundra Books -- Robbie Robertson, the main songwriter and lead guitarist of The Band, has co-written a new book that seeks to introduce young people to 27 of the world's most influential and beloved music artists. Legends, Icons & Rebels: Music That Changed the World, which will be published on October 8 in the U.S. and Canada, features profiles of such stars as The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Elvis Presley, and many more.

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UK Man Claims He Owns 50-Year-Old Leather Pants that Once Belonged to Paul McCartney

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-08_e09bd4cea6.jpgJan Persson/Redferns -- A U.K. man says he owns a very interesting piece of Beatles memorabilia that could be worth big bucks if he can verify its authenticity.  Bridlington, England, resident Mike Hoggard claims he possesses a pair of leather pants that Paul McCartney used to wear onstage more than 50 years ago.

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