Antoine's Rockin Report

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The source for all the latest music buzz; who's touring, the newest album releases, music news and much more!

Music legend Gregg Allman dies at 69

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Gregg Allman, a founding member of the Allman Brothers Band, the incendiary group that inspired and gave shape to both the Southern rock and jam-band movements, died on Saturday at his home in Savannah, Ga. He was 69.

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Chris Cornell, the Soundgarden and Audioslave musician dies at 52

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Chris Cornell had become one of the most lauded and respected contemporary lead singers in rock music, thanks to his charismatic energy onstage and wide vocal range. He was a leader of the grunge movement with Seattle-based Soundgarden — with whom he gained critical and commercial acclaim — but also found success outside the band with other projects, including Audioslave, Temple of the Dog as well as solo albums.

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Here is a list of all our Audioslave Recordings

Here is a list of all our Chris Cornell Recordings

2017 Bob Dylan tour shows are in!

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Obviously getting better each year, like a good wine Bob Dylan just keeps on giving!

Here are the 2017 Bob Dylan shows

Master Guitarist Allan Holdsworth Dies at 70

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Allan Holdsworth, hailed by his peers as one of the most technically gifted guitarists of his time, has died at the age of 70. His passing was announced Sunday (April 16) by family members on social media.

Here is a list of all our Allan Holdsworth Recordings

Guitarist J. Geils Dead at 71

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Guitarist J. Geils, born John Warren Geils Jr., has died at age 71.

Geils was found dead in his Groton, Massachusetts, home. He had lived in the town for 35 years. Groton police said officers responded to Geils' home around 4 p.m. ET Tuesday for a well-being check and found him unresponsive. He was pronounced dead at the scene. "A preliminary investigation indicates that Geils died of natural causes," police said in a statement.

Here is a list of all our J. Geils Recordings

Remembering Rock 'n' Roll Legend Chuck Berry

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Singer, composer, guitarist and showman Chuck Berry, who died March 18 at age 90, bridged the gaps between blues, country and R&B to become one of the founding fathers of rock ’n’ roll.

Here is a list of all our Chuck Berry Recordings

See Robert Plant’s First “Kashmir” Performance Without Jimmy Page

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Robert Plant performed Led Zeppelin’s “Kashmir” for the first time without former bandmate Jimmy Page on Tuesday, March 14.

The performance took place when Plant made an appearance at violinist Nigel Kennedy’s concert at London’s Royal Albert Hall. The gala event was billed as Nigel Kennedy and Friends and featured classical performers, making Plant’s appearance a peculiar, but welcome, event of the evening.

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Watch Ryan Adams Perform “Do You Still Love Me” and “To Be Without You” on “Fallon”

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Rocker performs "Do You Still Love Me?" and, as web exclusive, "To Be Without You" from new breakup LP

Ryan Adams 2017-01-24 CD London Soundboard

Ryan Adams Tour Dates
March 5 & 6 - Richmond, VA @ The National
March 8 - Columbia, SC @ Township Auditorium
March 9 - Charleston, SC @ North Charleston Performing Arts Center
March 10 - Fort Lauderdale, FL @ The Parker Playhouse
March 12 - Tampa, FL @ Gasparilla Music Festival
March 14 - New Orleans, LA @ Orpheum Theater
May 3 - New York, NY @ Beacon Theatre
May 7 - Portland, ME @ State Theatre
May 9 - Toronto, ON @ Massey Hall
May 10 - Boston, MA @ Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
May 12 - Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavilion
May 14 - Atlanta, GA @ Shaky Knees Music Festival
June 1 - Santa Barbara, CA @ The Granada Theatre
June 2 - Berkeley, CA @ Greek Theatre
June 3 - Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theatre
June 18 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Eccles Theater
June 20 - Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre
June 22 - Calgary, AB @ Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
June 23 - Edmonton, AB @ Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
June 25 - Victoria, BC @ Alix Goolden Hall
June 27 - Vancouver, BC @ Orpheum
June 28 - Seattle, WA @ Paramount Theatre
June 29 - Troutdale, OR @ Edgefield
July 29 - St. Paul, MN @ Palace Theatre
July 30 - Milwaukee, WI @ Riverside Theatre
August 1 - St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant
August 4 - St. Charles, IA @ Hinterland Festival

Billy Joel Make Special New Year’s Eve Appearances

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New 2016 Concert available:

Billy Joel 2016-12-17 CD New York City Audience

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It only took 40 years to happen, but Billy Joel finally got the opportunity to sing his popular ballad “Miami 2017 (Seen the Lights Go Out on Broadway)” in – where else? – Miami to kick off 2017.

Phil Collins wants to drum again

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Phil Collins 1997-12-13 CD London Soundboard

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If you can’t beat ‘em — beat ‘em!

Phil Collins is trying his best to get back up on the drum stool.

The veteran skins master hasn't played drums publicly in nearly a decade because of nerve damage and other ailments that have racked his body with pain and at times left him unable to hold a drumstick. But a well-placed source reveals that Collins is planning to return to the kit for his upcoming European tour, and has been covertly practicing.

“Phil has been secretly working in rehearsals,” said our source. “It started slow and careful, and in the last few weeks he really has come on hugely. While his head is willing his body is taking longer to respond.

“But he has been able to perform solidly for up to 10 minutes. So he has told his band that he will get on the drums for at least one number if his body is still strong.”

His plans are being kept secret for two reasons: Phil wants to make the return a surprise for concertgoers and he still has health concerns.

“The signs are good for Phil,” says our source. “He feels great and knows that it will be a huge deal for fans and him emotionally.”

Collins has been dogged by drumming issues since 2007, when a Genesis reunion tour led to a dislocated vertebra in his neck that caused nerve damage in his hands, ultimately leaving him ravaged with pain and unable to play.

A couple of years ago he woke up one morning and was unable to fully move his right foot. After extensive MRI scans, he learned that “my back and hips were just shot,” he told Rolling Stone. "The doctor had to go in there, work on the sciatic nerve and take my back apart and unscramble the mess."

Since then he has been rehabbing his body, but never publicly discussed the notion of a return to the kit.

The main drummer on the Summer 2017 tour will be Collins' son Nicholas, who “has been a huge inspiration for Phil, and helped him get through the days when it felt rough,” we're told.

The tour's 15 dates sold out in seconds. Collins is plotting shows in North and South America for later in 2017.

Collins' rep says it's "unlikely" the "Against All Odds" singer gets behind the drums on tour.

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