New Gov't Mule Album "Shout!" to Feature Variety of Guest Singers Including Steve Winwood, Dr. John

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-07_bd023630ea.jpgBlue Note Records -- Gov't Mule, the veteran rock group fronted by Allman Brothers Band guitarist Warren Haynes, will release a unique and star-studded new album project titled Shout! on September 24.  The two-CD set will feature one disc offering 11 brand-new songs from Gov't Mule and a second boasting a variety of guest singers performing those same tunes with accompaniment from Haynes and company.

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Elton John's Insurance to Pay Out Millions to Promoters After Tour Postponement

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-07_7ebf782015.jpgFacebook.com/EltonJohn -- Elton John's insurance company will pay out a sizable sum of money to cover the postponement/cancellation of several European tour dates due to his battle with appendicitis. John won't be able to make up some of the performances because they were scheduled for summer festivals, so fans who were hoping to see him there will receive refunds.

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Michael Nesmith Says He's Having a Great Time Touring with The Monkees Again

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-07_0f4f3b1b19.jpgFacebook.com/MichaelNesmith -- With the surviving Monkees about to begin a new tour leg this Monday in Port Chester, New York, Michael Nesmith is shedding some light on his reasons for rejoining the group as well as why he kick-started his career as a solo performer.  In a new Rolling Stone interview, the singer/guitarist talks candidly about how he feels about the reunion, his relationship with his fellow Monkees and his reignited passion for music.

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Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers 2013 Tour Memorabilia Being Auctioned for Animal Charity

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-07_d1c44375b4.jpgReprise/WEA -- With their 2013 tour behind them, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers are now auctioning off a variety of memorabilia from the trek on eBay for a good cause.  Proceeds raised by the sale of the items will go toward guitarist Mike Campbell's Rock the Dogs initiative and the affiliated Tazzy Animal Rescue Fund.

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Styx, REO Speedwagon, Ted Nugent Raise More Than $100K for Bombing Victims

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-07_b47feba76a.jpgFacebook.com/StyxWorld -- The 2013 Midwest Rock 'N Roll Express tour with Styx, REO Speedwagon and Ted Nugent may be over, but money raised during the trek will continue to help a variety of people in need around the U.S. Styx and REO's Rock to the Rescue organization collected thousands of dollars for various local charities along the tour route, and also raised $108,000 for the Boston One Fund.

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