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The Pretty Things Box Set Due Out in February 

For over 50 years, The Pretty Things have proudly, unapologetically and righteously scorched their own, unique trail through contemporary music. A half-century (plus) of the raunchiest white-boy rhythm and blues, of punch-ups, dazzling highs and epic struggles, of innovation and exultation, lauded

Stars Touring in Spring 

Montreal's Stars just unveiled electronica artist Jensen Sportag's remix of "No One Is Lost," the title track from the band's latest release. They also confirmed new tour dates. First, hear the track. Now, see the dates. Stars Tour Dates: 3/3 - Seattle, WA – Neptune 3/4 - Portland, OR - Aladdin

Steven Wilson Solo Album Out March 3 

Groundbreaking songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer Steven Wilson of Porcupine Tree fame is set to release his fourth solo album, Hand. Cannot. Erase. on March 3. Love. That. Title. Hand. Cannot. Erase. Track Listing: "First Regret" "3 Years Older" "Hand Cannot Erase" "Perfect Life"

New TOTO Album Out in March 

TOTO XIV, which is TOTO's first album in 10 years, is out on March 24. The new album is a realized vision three plus decades in the making exhibiting world-class musicianship, masterful arrangements, topical lyrical commentary, and melodies that the collective genius of Lukather, Paich, Porcaro,

Betty Who and Kiesza Touring This Spring 

Ladies first... on the road! Betty Who will join Kiesza as a special guest on the Sound of a Woman Tour. "I've been lucky enough so far to tour with awesome, badass, strong women," says Who. "This tour with Kiesza is no exception." Amen, sister! Tour Dates: 3/30 Atlanta, GA Center Stage 3/31

Chris Robinson Talks About the End of The Black Crowes 

The Black Crowes have split, confirming the news earlier this year, and it seemed messy, with band member Rich Robinson suggesting that his brother and bandmate Chris Robinson was trying to run the show and wanted the majority stake in the ownership of the band. Robinson first said that his project

Tom DeLonge Really Is Out of Blink-182 

The blink-182 split is getting messier and messier by the minute, so much so that we need a Dry Erase board to keep up with the drama. Mark Hoppus and Travis Barker issued a statement, saying Tom DeLonge was out of the band because he had lost interest in Blink in favor of other projects and would