Vinny Appice Details ‘Amazing’ Last Session With Ronnie James Dio

Drummer Vinny Appice has looked back on his final recording session with Ronnie James Dio. The two musicians were longtime collaborators, having joined forces in Black Sabbath, Dio and Heaven & Hell. During an appearance on the The Double Stop podcast, Appice reflected on the metal icon’s later years. “I didn’t know he was that sick. …

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Record Store Day 2024: An It List guide to the most anticipated day on the vinyl lover’s calendar

Record Store Day has become an annual event for lovers of vinyl albums around the world, like these in Stockholm. (Marc Femenia/TT News Agency via Reuters) April 20 is Record Store Day, a day when vinyl lovers descend on thousands of independently owned brick-and-mortar record stores to browse hundreds of new and exclusive releases by …

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Is Taylor Swift singing about Joe Alwyn, Matty Healy or Travis Kelce on ‘The Tortured Poets Department: The Anthology’? Fans investigate the personal lyrics.

Mere hours into The Tortured Poets Department release, Swifties swarmed social media to dissect and decode all 31 tracks on Taylor Swift’s surprise double album. Across the many songs, dedicated listeners have highlighted Swift’s parallel lyrics and references to past and present flames. While the “Fortnight” singer has shared the inspirations for some of her …

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Listen to Slash Shred on Composer Bear McCreary’s Epic New Song

Slash has lent his talents to composer Bear McCreary’s new song “The End of Tomorrow,” off his upcoming concept album The Singularity. You can listen to the 11-minute epic below. McCreary — whose resume includes scores for Battlestar Galactica, Outlander, The Walking Dead, Call of Duty: Vanguard and Godzilla: King of the Monsters — described …

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Frank Zappa and the Mothers’ ‘Whisky a Go Go, 1968’ Announced

A new live set by Frank Zappa & the Mothers of Invention will arrive this summer featuring nearly five hours of material, most previously unreleased. Whisky a Go Go, 1968 includes a three-set concert from the historic Los Angeles venue that was recorded for a live album. But most tracks on the three-disc set have remained unreleased over the …

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Taylor Swift on Taylor Swift: The pop star explains inspiration behind ‘Tortured Poets’ song lyrics

Fans love decoding the many references Taylor Swift leaves in her song lyrics. For The Tortured Poets Department (and its surprise “double album” edition, The Tortured Poets Department: The Anthology), she’s done a bit of explaining herself. Many of Swift’s albums follow the “eras” of her life — and this one specifically captures the “tortured poetry” …

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