William Shatner Reveals Mysteries Behind New Rock Concept Album

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-10_51dad5e889.jpgCleopatra Records -- William Shatner takes a previously uncharted musical journey on Ponder the Mystery, a progressive-rock concept album that the beloved Star Trek actor co-wrote with ex-Yes member Billy Sherwood.  Sherwood, who produced and composed all the music for the record, helped gather an impressive list of famous musicians to lend their talents to the project, including The Doors' Robby Krieger, Foreigner's Mick Jones, former Yes keyboardist Rick Wakeman, Edgar Winter, Steve Vai, Al DiMeola, the late George Duke and country star Vince Gill.

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Dolly Parton Announces European Leg of 2014 Blue Smoke World Tour

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-10_5661f29483.jpgWebster PR -- Dolly Parton has announced a European leg of shows for her upcoming Blue Smoke World Tour kicking off June 8, 2014 in Liverpool, England. The 17 shows will take her through the United Kingdom and on to German, Denmark and Norway. Parton last toured Europe in 2011.  She says, "We had not planned to come back so soon, but we got so much fan mail and such a great reaction that I thought, 'Well, why not.  If they're having a good time and we always do, let's just do it.'"

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Bruce Springsteen, Bon Jovi, Rolling Stones Among Finalists for 2013 "Billboard" Touring Awards

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-10_11f3ec143f.jpgPhoto: Jo Lopez -- Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Bon Jovi and The Rolling Stones are among the artists who will vie for honors at the 2013 Billboard Touring Awards, scheduled to take place November 14 at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York City. Springsteen and his group's Wrecking Ball trek and Bon Jovi's Because We Can outing are finalists in the Top Tour category, which acknowledges the highest-grossing tours of the year.

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Check Out Teaser for Paul McCartney's Upcoming "Queenie Eye" Video Starring Johnny Depp

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-10_4c60848e90.jpgMary McCartney/MPL Communications -- Paul McCartney is giving fans a little preview of the upcoming video for his new song "Queenie Eye" by posting a couple of teasers on his YouTube channel that feature one of the clip's stars, Johnny Depp. Two short videos -- one 60 seconds long and the other 30 seconds -- show Depp sitting on the floor next to a guitar amp and a drum kit while listening to the song through earphones while holding an iPod or smartphone.

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Santana to Release All-Star Latin-Themed Album, "Corazón," in Early 2014

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-10_1f1f8c2b21.jpgCourtesy of Santana -- Carlos Santana will salute the music heritage of his Latin roots on a new album titled Corazón that's due out early next year. The collection will see the Mexican-born guitar legend and his band teaming up with a variety of musicians, including Gloria Estefan, Miguel, award-winning Colombian rockers Juanes, Carlos' son Salvador Santana and many more.

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