Paul McCartney Plays Surprise Gig at Queens, NY, Middle School; Performance to Stream on Yahoo!

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-10_22afac4f0d.jpgMJ Kim/MPL Communications Ltd. -- How's this for a surprise high school assembly?  Students at Frank Sinatra School of the Arts in Astoria, Queens, were treated to an unannounced 13-song set and question-and-answer session with none other than Paul McCartney on Wednesday afternoon. The event lasted 90 minutes and was filmed to be streamed on Yahoo.com at 9 p.m. Monday, October 14, Newsday reports.

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Phil Lesh to Perform at Launch Event for Grateful Dead-Inspired Beer

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-10_ca5bd7d0e4.jpgDogfish.com -- Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh will help celebrate the debut of a new beer inspired by his famous band when he performs at a special launch party to be held this Tuesday, October 15, at his Terrapin Crossroads club in San Rafael, California. Lesh will hit the stage with the Terrapin Family Band at the event, which will welcome the arrival of American Beauty -- an imperial pale ale created by the Delaware-based Dogfish Head Craft Brewery in collaboration with the Dead.

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New Bob Dylan App Created to Accompany "Another Self Portrait" Collection; Available for Free Now

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-10_0919bd2dbe.jpgColumbia Records -- A new app is now available that will help Bob Dylan fans enhance their experience listening to the recently released 10th volume of the folk-rock legend's Bootleg Series, Another Self Portrait (1969-1971).  The Bob Dylan Bootlegs application can be downloaded for free at the Apple App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch devices.

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New Ramones Box Set Due Out Later This Month

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-10_236b01203c.jpgRhino Records -- A new box set featuring the Ramones' first six studio albums will hit stores later this month.  Titled Ramones: The Sire Years (1976-1981), the package includes the pioneering punk band's 1976 debut, Ramones; 1977's Leave Home and Rocket to Russia; 1978's Road to Ruin; 1980's End of the Century; and 1981's Pleasant Dreams.

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Sting & Bryan Adams to Honor MTV Co-Founder at Charity Gala

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-10_e77d2b3a28.jpgKevin Mazur; Decca Records -- Sting and Bryan Adams were fixtures on MTV during the channel's early days, so it's no surprise that the two rockers will provide the musical entertainment at a charity event honoring one of the network's founders. Sting and Adams will perform at the 38th annual T.J. Martell Foundation Honors Gala as John Sykes is presented with a lifetime music industry achievement award.

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