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Many music fans would argue that progressive rock enjoyed its heyday about 40 or so years ago, but only now is the genre getting its own official albums chart -- at least in the United Kingdom. The U.K.'s Official Charts Company, in partnership with Prog magazine, has just introduced the Official Progressive Albums Chart, and Roger Waters, Joe Satriani and Pink Floyd are among the artists whose records have landed in the first installment's top 10.
It's the beginning of the end for Black Sabbath. The British heavy metal icons have announced initial dates for an official farewell world tour. The trek, dubbed The End, will launch next year with a North American leg that kicks off on January 20 in Omaha, Nebraska, and is mapped out through a February 25 concert at New York City's Madison Square Garden.
In an interview with Rolling Stone last week, Chris Cornell said that Soundgarden is "already working on new material for an album." Now, we have photographic proof. On Twitter, Soundgarden shared a photo of Cornell and company from a recent writing session.
A new holiday compilation featuring songs released during the 1980s by a variety of music acts will hit stores on October 2 as part of Legacy Recordings' The Classic Christmas Album series. Among the artists featured on the album, titled The Classic Christmas '80s Album, are Billy Squier, Dave Edmunds, The Bangles and The Waitresses.
In early April of this year, Lynyrd Skynyrd played a pair of special hometown concerts in Jacksonville, Florida, at which the band gave full performances of their first two albums -- 1973's Pronounced 'Leh-'nérd 'Skin'nérd and 1974's Second Helping. The shows were recorded for a new live video that will be released October 23 in multiple formats.
(NEW YORK) -- Paula Deen may have dropped some serious weight in the past, but the Dancing with the Starscontestant said she "never" gave up butter.
(NEW YORK) -- Stan Lee is the legendary co-creator of classic Marvel comic characters like Spider-Man, Iron Man, the Incredible Hulk and the Fantastic Four. The most recent version of the latter flopped miserably at the box office when it debuted a few weeks ago. So does Lee know why?
(NEW YORK) -- It might as well be Christmas for Star Wars fans, although there’s no tree. There are, however, plenty of presents as the world's first live, global toy unboxing event is underway to promote Friday's release ofStar Wars: The Force Awakens toys. The movie opens in December.
(LOS ANGELES) -- Sony Pictures says reports that it "softened" the upcoming film Concussion starring Will Smith to satisfy the NFL are incorrect.