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Van Morrison Releases Another Album - His 6th in 4 years.

Video of Van Morrison - Dark Night Of The Soul (Audio) We previewed Van Morrison’s upcoming album - his sixth in four years - with a very bluesly, groovy song called “ In The Dark Night Of The Soul. ” We also gave first spins on XRT to a few songs! Check out everything we played on the show below...
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Jimmy Page Calls Led Zeppelin The Best Band Of All Time

Jimmy Page opens up about his true feelings of Led Zeppelin in a new interview where he goes on to claim that they were the best band of all time.
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How Coldplay Convinced Kraftwerk To Allow "Computer Love" Sample

Coldplay's "Talk" is one of the band's most recognizeable songs. However, Jonny Buckland's familiar guitar riff was not something he came up with. It borrows from a musical motif created by Kraftwerk in their song "Computer Love". Here's the story on how the band secured permission to sample the...
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James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett of Metallica perform a concert at the Rose Bowl.

Metallica Named The Biggest All-Time Touring Band

Metallica is one of the highest selling live acts of all time and takes the top spot in gross ticket sales with nearly $1.4 billion.
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Marcus Mumford, lead vocalist for the British band Mumford & Sons performs with the band at Bankers Life Fieldhouse

Mumford & Sons Wore Costumes And Opened For Themselves After Their Support Act Canceled

Mumford & Sons were left without an opening act after Gang Of Youths canceled due to illness. At the last minute, the band put on some creative costumes and treated fans in Phoenix to a short set of cover songs under the moniker “The Sun Never Sets On The Cool Kids”.
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Of Monsters & Men Take A New Direction On 'Fever Dream'

The band revealed their new approach to their third studio album.
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Brandi Carlile Welcomes Mavis Staples & The Highwomen On Stage

It was a star-studded affair at Madison Square Garden this weekend as Brandi Carlile welcomed her bandmates Amanda Shires and Natalie Hemby from The Highwomen and Mavis Staples to the stage. The Highwomen 's self-titled debut album was released on September 6 and Carlile showcased three songs from...
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Wilco Winterlude Concerts Return To Chicago Theatre

Wilco is back!
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Wilco To Make Long-Awaited Return To Chicago

It's potentially the best three words in the English language. Wilco is back. After announcing a fall tour with a glaring omission of a Chicago date, Wilco returns to their hometown with the Wilco Winterlude taking place December 15, 16, 18, and 19 at the Chicago Theatre, Tickets for the show go on...
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THE BIG BEAT Playlist - 9/16/19

Come on in and enjoy a little Cautious Clay, A. Swayze & The Ghosts, Bon Iver, Lana Del Rey, Mannequin Pussy, and tons more.
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