Santana Members Reunite at Journey Concert in Las Vegas

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-08_bb12d35566.jpgPhoto: Robert M. Knight -- Rock fans who attended Journey's concert this past Wednesday in at the Pearl Theater in Las Vegas got to witness a bit of music history -- a partial reunion of Santana's early 1970s lineup.  At the end of the show, Journey was joined on stage by Carlos Santana and his group's original singer/keyboardist, Gregg Rolie

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James Brown Biopic "Get On Up" Scheduled to Hit Theaters in October 2014

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-08_e1ce3cbe2f.jpgBob King/Redferns -- Universal Pictures has revealed the release date for Get On Up, the upcoming dramatic movie about the late, legendary James BrownDeadline.com reports that the movie will premiere on October 17, 2014.  The news comes on the heels of the announcement that Chadwick Boseman, who starred in this year's Jackie Robinson biopic 42, will portray Brown in the forthcoming production.

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KISS' Gene Simmons to Be Featured on Pop Crooner Engelbert Humperdinck's Duets Album

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-08_d9671d5d3b.jpgBrian Lowe; Engelbert.com -- Gene Simmons of KISS took a surprising musical detour this week when he teamed up with Engelbert Humperdinck to record a song for the 77-year-old pop crooner's upcoming duets album.  A video of Simmons and Humperdinck posing for photos and joking around was posted on Engelbert's official Facebook page on Wednesday.

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Sly and the Family Stone Drummer Says Reuniting Full Band Would Take "Something Short of a Miracle"

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-08_e4205f7112.jpgLegacy Recordings -- Higher!, a four-disc compilation celebrating the influential and successful career of Sly and the Family Stone, hit stores on Tuesday.  The expansive collection boasts rare mono masters of many of the pioneering funk group's singles, early solo recordings by frontman Sly Stone, select album tracks, B sides, demos, alternate takes, unreleased cuts and live performances.

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Nazareth Singer Dan McCafferty Announces Retirement from Performing Because of Lung Ailment

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-08_2233212569.jpgNazarethDirect.co.uk -- Some sad news to report for Nazareth fans: The band's frontman, Dan McCafferty, is retiring from the stage after struggling with a health issue that has made it very difficult for him to perform live. A message posted Wednesday on Nazareth's official website announces, "We sadly have to tell you all that Dan has been forced to retire due to ill health.  He suffers from C.O.P.D. (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)". 

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