Eric Clapton Says He Still Intends to Retire from Road, Also Has Plans for New Album

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-07_22438beac6.jpgUniversal Music -- Over the last year or so, Eric Clapton has commented in multiple interviews that he's planning on retiring from touring when he turns 70. The guitar legend, who will reach that milestone in March, now tells Rolling Stone he's still considering quitting the road in 2015. "Next year, I might do a couple of shows and say, 'Folks, that's it, I'm off,'" he declares.  "Then I'll see what I make of that, whether I'm content to just go into the studio now and then and play at home for the family."

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AMC Reality Series About KISS Members' Arena Football Team Premiering August 12

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-07_84414fd294.jpgBen Leuner/AMC -- KISS' Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley will be featured in a new AMC reality series titled 4th and Loud that will take a behind-the-scenes look at LA KISS, the new Los Angeles-area Arena Football League team the rockers co-own. The docu-series, which premieres August 12 at 7 p.m. ET, follows Simmons, Stanley and their partners as they try to infuse some rock 'n' roll spirit into the first pro football franchise to play in L.A. in 20 years.

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Brian Wilson Shares New Details About Upcoming Album

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-07_698b591b5b.jpgImage Courtesy of James Minchin III -- Some new details have been revealed about former Beach Boys mastermind Brian Wilson's upcoming solo album, which will feature a variety of guest singers, including a number of young female artists. Wilson tells Rolling Stone that he initially had been writing songs for a new Beach Boys album, but plans changed when Mike Love decided that he didn't want to extend the group's 50th anniversary reunion tour in 2012.

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Tom Petty Critiques Catholic Church, Greedy Politicians on New Album

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-07_f0d2a64065.jpgImage Courtesy of Sam Jones -- Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers' upcoming album, Hypnotic Eye, finds Petty offering his two cents in on a number of topical subjects. The 63-year-old Rock and Roll Hall of Famer recently shared some details about his latest songs in a Q&A with Billboard. One new track, titled "Playing Dumb," which only is available as a bonus song on the vinyl edition of Hypnotic Eye, focuses on the sex abuse scandal in which the Catholic Church has been embroiled.

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Music Stars Pay Tribute to Late Blues Guitar Legend Johnny Winter

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-07_9b6c55279a.jpgImage Courtesy of Michael Weintrob -- Tributes have begun pouring in from around the music world for blues guitar legend Johnny Winter, who died Wednesday at the age of 70 while on tour in Zurich, Switzerland. Among the many stars issuing statements or posting messages on their social media sites about Winter are his brother, Edgar, as well as some of the famous musicians who appear on Johnny's upcoming album, Step Back.

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