Category Archives: Concert

Chris Hardwick’s ID10T Festival

Chris Hardwick has decided to create and host a new music, comedy and comic book festival called ID10T. The festival will take place at Shoreline Amphitheatre in Silicon Valley, June 24-25.

With bands like Weezer, Ok Go, Car Seat Headrest, Girl Talk, and TV on the Radio on the music side and comedians like Demetri Martin, Michael Ian Black, Nikki Glaser, Garfunkel and Oates, and Michael Che on the comedy side, this event is going to be packed with a ton of talented people.

There will also be a Mad Decent dance tent featuring people like Madeon, Zeds Dead, and Troyboi to keep the party going.

Of course, what makes a great festival isn’t just great acts. It’s creating a holistic experience for guests, mixing the festival spirit with a bit of Comic-Con indebted convention fun. So not only is cosplay encouraged for ID10T, but you can expect to see exhibitors like Boom! Studios, Oni Press, Valiant Comics, and Insight Editions, among others. The event is also still accepting exhibitor applicants, so that list will definitely continue to grow.

ID10T will be a fantastic marriage of all the things you love about concerts, live comedy, with a dash of Comic-Con.

Click HERE for more information.

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Van Halen Announces North American Tour & Jimmy Kimmel Live! Appearance

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In celebration of a 2015 summer/fall North American tour, Van Halen will perform a special concert for “Jimmy Kimmel Live on March 30, 2015 on Hollywood Boulevard. Featuring some of the band’s essential rock and roll classics, the concert will be broadcast over two nights, March 30 and March 31, on the late night talk show and marks Van Halen’s first U.S. television performance with original lead singer David Lee Roth. Jimmy Kimmel Live!airs weeknights at 11:35 p.m. / 10:35 p.m. Central time on ABC.

Van Halen is touring North America beginning July 5 in Seattle, Washington at the White River Amphitheatre, with concerts scheduled through October 2 in Los Angeles, California at the legendary Hollywood Bowl. Special guest Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band will support all dates along the tour. Tickets for the Live Nation-promoted tour go on sale beginning April 4 at Ticketmaster.com and LiveNation.com, with special pre-sale information being announced locally. A complete list of tour dates can be found below.

The special Hollywood Boulevard concert will be a hit-heavy set of songs featured on “Tokyo Dome Live In Concert, the first-ever live album to feature original singer David Lee Roth. Recorded on June 21, 2013 in Tokyo, Japan, “Tokyo Dome Live In Concert” includes 23 songs spanning all seven of the band’s albums with Roth. It is being released as a double CD, four-LP set on 180-gram vinyl and digitally beginning March 31. Fans who pre-order “Tokyo Dome Live In Concert” before its March 31 release date through Amazon and digitally at iTunes will instantly receive downloads of “Panama”, “Runnin’ With The Devil”, “Jump” and “Hot For Teacher”.

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Also being released beginning March 31 are remastered versions of “Van Halen” and “1984”, with remastered versions of “Diver Down”, “Women And Children First”, “Van Halen II” and “Fair Warning” due out later this spring. Each album has been cut straight from the quarter-inch tapes for CD, 180-gram vinyl and for the digital version by mastering engineer Chris Bellman, who remastered the original albums for Bernie Grundman Studios, Hollywood, California. These albums are being released beginning March 31, with pre-orders available now through Amazon and iTunes now.

The tour dates are as follows:

Jul. 05 – Seattle, WA – White River Amphitheatre
Jul. 07 – Portland, OR – Amphitheater Northwest
Jul. 09 – Concord, CA – Concord Pavilion
Jul. 11 – San Bernardino, CA – San Manuel Amphitheater
Jul. 14 – Irvine, CA – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Jul. 16 – Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre
Jul. 18 – Salt Lake City, UT – USANA Amphitheatre
Jul. 20 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Jul. 22 – Kansas City, MO – Cricket Wireless Amphitheater
Jul. 24 – Chicago, IL – First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
Jul. 26 – St. Louis, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Jul. 28 – Pittsburgh, PA – First Niagara Pavilion
Jul. 30 – Bangor, ME – Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion –
Aug. 01 – Boston, MA – Xfinity Center
Aug. 03 – Cleveland, OH – Blossom Music Center
Aug. 05 – London, ON – Western Fair District
Aug. 07 – Toronto, ON – Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
Aug. 09 – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
Aug. 11 – Hartford, CT – Xfinity Center
Aug. 13 – Wantagh, NY – Nikon At Jones Beach Theater
Aug. 23 – Hershey, PA – Hershey Park
Aug. 25 – Darien Center, NY – Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
Aug. 27 – Camden, NJ – Susquehanna Bank Center
Aug. 29 – Washington DC – Jiffy Lube Live
Aug. 31 – Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center
Sep. 02 – Indianapolis, IN – Klipsch Music Center
Sep. 04 – Detroit, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
Sep. 06 – Bethel, NY – Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
Sep. 09 – Raleigh, NC – Walnut Creek Amphitheater
Sep. 11 – Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion
Sep. 13 – Tampa, FL – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
Sep. 15 – West Palm Beach, FL – Coral Sky Amphitheatre
Sep. 17 – Birmingham, AL – Oak Mountain Amphitheatre
Sep. 21 – Austin, TX – Austin360 Amphitheater
Sep. 23 – Dallas, TX – Gexa Energy Pavilion
Sep. 25 – Houston, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Sep. 28 – Phoenix, AZ – Ak-Chin Pavilion
Sep. 30 – San Diego, CA – Sleep Train Amphitheatre
Oct. 02 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Bowl

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Columbia Records & Legacy Recordings Set To Release A Matter of Trust – The Bridge To Russia, Billy Joel’s Historic 1987 Russian Tour Revisited on DVD/Blu-ray Concert Film, 2CD Live Album & Deluxe Box Set On May 20, 2014

Columbia Records and Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, will release Billy Joel’s A Matter of Trust – The Bridge To Russia, the artist’s historic 1987 Russian concert tour revisited on DVD/Blu-ray and CD, on Tuesday, May 20, 2014.

A Matter of Trust – The Bridge To Russia will be available in a Deluxe Edition boxed set containing a full-length concert film (The Concert) on DVD or Blu-ray; a 2CD album (The Music) featuring previously unreleased tracks and bonus material; and, as an exclusive, the Showtime documentary film chronicling Billy’s 1987 Soviet Tour, directed by four-time Emmy-winner Jim Brown (“Pete Seeger: The Power of Song,” “American Roots Music,” “An Evening with Henry Belafonte”).

In addition, the Deluxe Edition comes with a book containing rare photos and new liner notes including first-hand accounts from writers and journalists who were there, among them Gary Graff, Michael Jensen, Neal Preston, Rona Elliot and Wayne Robins.

A Matter of Trust – The Bridge To Russia: The Concert (DVD/Blu-ray) and The Music (2CDs) will be available individually, or inside the Deluxe Edition.

A Matter of Trust – The Bridge To Russia: The Concert (DVD or Blu-ray) contains newly restored and remastered material from Live In Leningrad, 1987, a full-length concert film that has been unseen since its VHS release. For its DVD and Blu-ray debut, The Concert has been remastered from the original 35millimeter negative and expanded to include 12 previously unreleased performances, more than doubling the running time of the original release.

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1. Prelude/Angry Young Man
2. Allentown
3. Goodnight Saigon
4. Big Man On Mulberry Street
5. Baby Grand
6. An Innocent Man – previously unreleased
7. Honesty – previously unreleased
8. The Longest Time – previously unreleased
9. A Matter Of Trust
10. Only The Good Die Young
11. It’s Still Rock And Roll To Me – previously unreleased
12. Sometimes A Fantasy – previously unreleased
13. You May Be Right – previously unreleased
14. Uptown Girl
15. Big Shot
16. Back In The U.S.S.R.

DVD/Blu-ray Extra:
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A Matter of Trust – The Bridge To Russia: The Music (2 CDs) expands on 1987’s original live Концерт release, with 12 previously unreleased performances.

A Matter of Trust – The Bridge To Russia: The Music (2CD)

Disc One:

1. Odoya
2. Prelude/Angry Young Man
3. Honesty
4. The Ballad of Billy the Kid – previously unreleased
5. She’s Always A Woman – previously unreleased
6. Scenes From An Italian Restaurant – previously unreleased
7. Goodnight Saigon
8. Stiletto
9. Big Man On Mulberry Street
10. Baby Grand
11. What’s Your Name – previously unreleased
12. The Longest Time – previously unreleased
13. An Innocent Man

Disc Two:

1. Pressure – previously unreleased
2. Allentown
3. A Matter Of Trust
4. Only The Good Die Young
5. It’s Still Rock And Roll To Me – previously unreleased
6. Sometimes A Fantasy
7. You May Be Right – previously unreleased
8. Uptown Girl
9. Big Shot
10. Back In The U.S.S.R.
11. The Times They Are A Changin’
12. She Loves You – previously unreleased Russian concerts rehearsal recording
13. New York State Of Mind – previously unreleased
14. Piano Man – previously unreleased

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Experts Name Top 20 Toys For The 2013 Holidays

Each year experts at The Toy Insider name the top 20 kids’ items for the holiday season. Below are the “Hot 20 Toys,” for 2013 categorized by age.

For ages 0-2:

Big Hugs Elmo (Playskool-$60). Sesame Street Big Hugs Elmo loves getting hugs, but he really loves giving them! Along with getting a hug from this hugging plush toy, little ones can pretend with Elmo, and even dance, sing, nap, and cuddle with everyone’s favorite Sesame Street pal!

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Go! Go! Smart Wheels Construction Playset (VTech-$35). Construction time is fun time with the Go! Go! Smart Wheels Construction Playset by VTech! Push the included SmartPoint Dump Truck to hear imaginative phrases, music or sounds at each of this toy construction set’s six SmartPoint locations. Pick up and dump play pieces into the waiting toy dump truck with a tall, rotating crane and working claw to develop motor skills with role-play fun. Your little one will learn about numbers, weight concepts and shapes. The SmartPoint Dump Truck engages your child with three sing-along songs and many unique phrases teaching the letter “D” and more. Maneuver the toy truck around to the cargo loader, move the pieces along the conveyor ramp and stop at the weigh station. The learning doesn’t stop there! This toy construction set’s sixteen track pieces reconfigure and connect to other Go! Go! Smart Wheels playsets (sold separately) to encourage your child’s creativity. It’s playtime with miles of learning! Unsure if 15 or 16 track pieces.

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Laugh & Learn Crawl Around Car (Fisher-Price-$60). The Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Crawl Around Car puts baby in the driver seat of a fun-filled stationary vehicle with all-around learning and play. The interactive lights and sounds dashboard keeps baby busy with a light-up baby “GPS”, horn to honk, gears to shift, and more. With over 75 sung songs, tunes and phrases, and three modes of play, there’s plenty of fuel for learning adventures and fun!

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Twilight Turtle Tunes (Cloud b-$52). Twilight Turtle Tunes T3 – the first Cloud b character to feature wireless Bluetooth technology! Utilizing a new free Twilight Turtle Tunes app provided by Cloud b, parents can choose from a pre-set library of melodies and sounds that can be combined to create a customized mix to play wirelessly via Twilight Turtle Tunes’ speaker. A premium app will also be available for $1.99 which will allow users to access their personal music libraries to create totally unique mixes. By utilizing Bluetooth, the melody and twilight effect can be programmed for up to 24 hours.

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For ages 3-5:

Despicable Me 2 Talking Dave & Laughing Stuart Minions  (Thinkway Toys-$50). Dave has 55 Minion sayings & SFX. Press his pocket to hear Dave talk with funny expressions! Press his pocket again or move his head for another response/expression! Banana Mode – Press the back of Dave’s tongue and he will think you are feeding him. Then press his pocket or move his head to hear him make a farting sound! “Feed” him more than once to hear super fart sounds!

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Stuart has over 45 Minion sayings/giggles in Original Voice! Press his pocket to hear Stuart talk with funny expressions! Press his pocket again or move his head for another response/expression! LOL Mode – Quickly press Stuart’s pocket 6 times to activate his Laugh Out Loud mode. Press the pocket again or move his head to hear him laugh out loud!

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Doc McStuffins Get Better Checkup Center (Just Play-$90). The Doc McStuffins Get Better Check Up Center is a terrific new roleplay toy for kids who want to be just like Doc McStuffins and diagnose and treat the many ailments afflicting their toys. This large playset has 10 different built-in features, including lights and sounds, the talking Big Book of Boo Boos (which is featured in the show), light-and-sound x-rays, a movable scale, a growth chart, a bandage sticker dispenser, and an eye chart. It also comes with a Lambie figure that activates sounds and phrases. There are also purple-and-pink versions of all the tools necessary to provide a complete check-up. The set also includes a pretend cell phone.

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Hexbug Nano V2 Black Hole (Innovation First-$50). This new breed of gravity defying Nano V2 bugs can now climb up vertically, horizontally, around corners, through loops and tubes, to the tip top of any Nano V2 habitat set. The Black Hole enables Nano V2 super-fans to customize the design and layout of the three-story set, unleashing kids’ creativity.

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LeapPad Ultra (LeapFrog-$150). The LeapPad Ultra learning tablet comes packed with 11 apps and tons of fun features, designed by educators just for kids.* Write. Draw. Snap photos. Make videos. And enjoy new peer-to-peer play that’s safe out of the box. With so many ways to create and explore, LeapPad Ultra is the ultimate kids’ tablet to inspire a love of learning.

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Sofia the First Talking Sofia and Animal Friends (Mattel-$38). When Sofia becomes Sofia the First, she must adapt to an extraordinary life of royalty and learn how to be a princess – inside and out! Her lessons are taught by a variety of teachers, including Sleeping Beauty’s fairies, fellow princesses and her many animal friends. Thanks to her magical amulet from the King, Sofia has the power to speak with animals, and this doll celebrates that gift in grand scale. Beautiful large-scale Sofia doll interacts with the included animal friends: Clover the Rabbit, Mia the Bluebird and Robin the Robin – just like in the Disney Junior series! To activate, girls simply bring one of the sculpted animal figures close to Sofia’s amulet. Her amulet will glow, and the two will “talk” with one another. All together, Sofia and her three animal friends unlock more than 30 phrases! Sofia is princess-perfect in her signature purple dress, and her matching purple amulet is a matching purple looks magnificent with her glittery tiara and loose wavy curls. Girls will love reliving moments from the Disney Junior film and series with the added fun of sound to really bring the characters to life! Includes 10-inch Sofia doll and three animal friends.

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Wing Control Dusty Crophopper R/C Plane (Mattel-$35). The amazing RC plane that lets you become the heroic “flyer” from Disney Planes! The controller makes Wing Control Dusty Crophopper follow your every move, and his propellers start spinning when you drive him forward. He even has 3 pre-programmed moves he’ll perform at the touch of a button!

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For ages 6-8:

Battroborg (TOMY-$35). Get ready for the most advanced battling robots ever created! Battroborg motion controlled battling robots are here, and they are giving you all the power. You control the battle, you control the robot, you control your destiny. Knock out your opponent by serving up five contact punches to the head. Or take your robot to battle boot camp where you can master the art of combat by taking on the training drones. Battroborg’s advanced radio control technology also allows for you to host a Battle Royal where up to 20 robots can battle at one time. The game play continues in auto drone mode where you can battle against a self-activated Battroborg robot for up two minutes.

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Blingles Glimmer Glam Styler (Moose Toys-$25). Dust on the diamonds and bring bling to a whole new level! With the Blingles Glimmer Glam Styler girls can create and design their own glittering stickers that stick to any smooth surface. Complete with four different glitter colours, gems, a glitter roller glimmer pen and brush. Simply pick from a fun range of cute stickers, choose your glitter colours and get sparkled! Finish off your design using some Blingles Gems and your stickers are transformed from drab to fab!

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Disney Infinity (Disney Interactive-$75 Starter Set). Think of your favorite Disney characters and Pixar characters. The ones who took you on unexpected adventures and taught you about entirely new worlds. The characters you watched as they gained some great insight about their lives. The ones you watched through tear-filled eyes as they said goodbye to their loved ones or celebrated their new freedom. Think of all those characters and moments and answer this question: Which ones do you want to be? In the new Disney Infinity game, you get to choose! Play as dozens of your favorite Pixar and Disney characters across the various worlds they inhabit, and follow the classic stories you’ve memorized as you get to experience brand new twists and turns. Disney Infinity gives you the chance to be the good guys, the bad guys, and even the guys that just pop up from time to time. Fight the British and your former crew mates as the Pirate Captain Jack Sparrow. Try to destroy the world and Mr. Incredible as the evil Syndrome. Make your own decision on if you want to wreck something or not as Wreck-It Ralph, and so much more! Disney Infinity is more than a game. It’s a whole new way to experience your favorite movies of all time.

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Flutterbye Fairies (Spin Master-$35). Turn a young girl’s dreams into reality as they watch Flutterbye Fairies effortlessly dance through the air. Every enchanting flight puts the magic directly in their hands. Flutterbye’s gracefully glide across the sky guided only by the hands of young girls. There’s never been a more magical experience. Put the magic in their hands with the charming flight of Flutterbye Fairies.

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Mega Bloks Barbie Build ‘N Play Super Star Stage (Mega Bloks-$60). Get ready to rock ‘n roll with a packed crowd as Barbie and her friends put on the hottest show in town with the Mega Bloks Barbie Build ‘n Play Super Star Stage. Build this huge two-story rock show any way you want with 5 stage pieces and real concert controls that let you direct the show in two different ways. Mode One lets you start up the real multi-color flashing lights and change between four different songs as Barbie and her friends play their latest hits that will be sure to get all of her fans rocking. Mode Two lets you choose the music. Play or sing along to your favorite songs on the radio and the concert lights will flash and right along to the music. Put on a show filled with all of your favorite songs that Barbie’s fans will never forget. Special concert pieces like silver scaffolding, huge amplifiers, glittering blocks and a sparkling disco ball set the mood, while the stage elevator and large video screen lets everyone enjoy watching Barbie perform anywhere at the concert. Hit the lights, check the sound and roll camera as Super Star Barbie, Raquelle and Teresa get up on stage and rock the roof off with a keyboard, guitar and 3 different microphones.

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Skylanders Swap Force (Activision-$75 Starter Kit). Embark on an exciting new adventure with the Skylanders and the SWAP Force. For generations, the SWAP Force protected the volcano that replenishes Skylands’ magic. That is until an epic battle caught them in an eruption that blasted them apart, sent them to Earth and gave them the ability to swap powers. Only you can mix and match their tops and bottoms, put them on the new Portal of Power™ and save Skylands.

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For ages 9 and up:

Air Hogs Elite Helix X4 Stunt (Spin Master-$80). The Helix X4 Stunt is a high-performance RC stunt quad-copter! It is aggressively maneuverable and incredibly fast! Perform 3 incredible stunts with the push of a button as you flip, barrel roll and 180 flip. Its full 4-channel control enables the Helix X4 to easily out fly any obstacle and out stunt any other RC vehicle. Nothing moves like a Helix! Experience the future of flight with the agile Helix X4 Stunt!

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Draw Something Party Game (Hasbro-$25). Draw the party together with the unscripted, spontaneous fun of one of the most popular social games from Zynga. The Draw Something Party game has a lightweight, illuminated tablet with click-and-clear technology. This not only provides fast and easy pass-and-play, but there is no paper to waste. Everyone can play at the same time, and enjoy the unpredictable and silly experience of this social party game.

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Kurio Touch 4s (Techno Source-$100). The Kurio Touch 4S Android Handheld comes preloaded with over 30 games and apps as well as the Kurio Store, which provides access to thousands of videos, songs and more. With four fully customizable profiles, you can create one that suits your child with individualized content controls and time limits. Viewing and browsing are easy with the 3.97″ multi-point touch screen and 800 x 480 resolution, and the HD video player, music player and microphone offer a variety of entertainment options. 8 GB of integrated memory is extendable up to 40 GB with a microSD card (sold separately) to provide plenty of storage space for your files and apps. The handheld features a 1 GB RAM Dual Core processor for lightning-fast speeds and comes with earbuds that are specially designed for kids’ ears.

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Lego Chima Cragger’s Command Ship (Lego-$80). The ultimate swamp battle is on. Leonidas and Lennox are making a jet-bike escape with the Croc tribe’s CHI, but it takes more than that to outsmart croc prince Cragger. Fire up Cragger’s Command Ship and go after them! Activate the huge snapping mouth, swipe the croc tail and fire the CHI-powered missiles! Call in their Raven ally Rawzom to track them from the air or to swoop down from above and catch those CHI-nabbing cats! Then, deploy the stealthy mini boats and high-flying croc helicopter to stop them from ever leaving the swamp. Includes 6 minifigures with assorted weapons.

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The Complete Bob Dylan Album Collection Vol. One USB Harmonica Box

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The Complete Bob Dylan Album Collection Vol. One ($320) will be available as a limited-edition harmonica-shaped USB stick containing all the music, in both MP3 and FLAC lossless formats, with a digital version of the hardcover booklet, housed in a deluxe numbered box.

Beginning with tracks recorded for his eponymous 1962 Columbia Records debut album, the Bob Dylan Complete Album Collection Vol. One follows Dylan’s restless transformations across six decades as a singer, a songwriter, a concert performer and a studio artist who’s continually finding fresh ways of expressing and exploring the varieties of human experience, worldly and other, with music.

The Bob Dylan Complete Album Collection Vol. One also brings together for the first time, on the “Side Tracks” compilation, a wealth of previously released non-album singles, tracks from Biograph and other compilations, songs from films and more.

The USB contains 35 studio titles, 6 live albums, the “Side Tracks” compilation and a digital booklet featuring extensive new album-by-album liner notes penned by Clinton Heylin and a new introduction written by Bill Flanagan.

The set which will be available on November 4, 2013 includes:

– All 41 official albums, including 14 newly remastered titles
– Side Tracks – a compilation of previously released songs not included on the original albums
– Limited, numbered edition
– User Interface menus and functions to import MP3’s
– All songs in high quality FLAC format (24bit 44.1kbps) and MP3 format (320kbps)
– All Original Artwork
– Digital booklet with extensive liner notes and rare photos

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Unplugged: Expanded And Remastered To Be Released On October 15, 2013 – Features Unreleased Music And Previously Unseen Rehearsal Footage

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Eric Clapton was already an acknowledged master of the electric guitar in January 1992 when he traded his signature Stratocaster for an acoustic Martin to record Unplugged. The live album captured the legendary guitarist, backed by a small band, performing acoustic versions of his own songs and several blues standards. Released later that same year, the album was an unqualified blockbuster, selling more than 19 million copies worldwide and earning six Grammy Awards, sweeping the top honors, including Record of the Year, Album of the Year and Song of the Year.

Reprise Records celebrates Clapton’s electrifying acoustic performances with a new 2-CD/DVD collection that includes a remastered version of the original album along with six unreleased outtakes on two CDs. The DVD features a newly restored version of the concert, as well as more than an hour of previously unseen footage from the rehearsal.

Unplugged: Expanded and Remastered will be available on October 15, 2013 (USA). A 2-CD only version without the DVD will also be available on the same date.

For the original album’s 14 performances, Clapton reinterpreted songs from his rich catalog, including   Layla — completely reimagined as a shuffle — from his time with Derek and the Dominos, Running On Faith and Old Love from 1989’s Journeyman, and the hit single Tears In Heaven, a song he wrote after the passing of his young son Conor the previous year. Much of the album showcases blues songs Clapton grew up listening to, like Bo Diddley’s Before You Accuse Me, Big Bill Broonzy’s Hey Hey, Leadbelly’s Alberta and Robert Johnson’s Malted Milk.

The second disc of Unplugged: Expanded and Remastered includes several songs not on the original album, such as a cover of Big Maceo Merriweather’s Worried Life Blues, an alternate take of Walkin’ Blues and early versions of Circus and My Father’s Eyes — songs that would surface six years later on Clapton’s album Pilgrim.

The DVD included in this collection contains a newly restored version of the original broadcast, which aired August 25, 1992 on MTV. For the first time ever, fans will also have the opportunity to see more than an hour of unreleased footage recorded during the pre-show rehearsal. Filmed from multiple camera angles, it features an intimate look at Clapton and the band working on arrangements and running through 14 songs, including   Circus and My Father’s Eyes, which were not featured in the final broadcast.

CD & DVD Track Listing

01. Signe
02. Before You Accuse Me
03. Hey Hey
04. Tears In Heaven
05. Lonely Stranger
06. Nobody Knows You When You’re Down And Out
07. Layla
08. Running On Faith
09. Walkin’ Blues
10. Alberta
11. San Francisco Bay Blues
12. Malted Milk
13. Old Love
14. Rollin’ & Tumblin’

CD Disc Two – Outtakes & Alternates (All Tracks Previously Unreleased)

01. Circus
02. My Father’s Eyes (Take 1)
03. Running On Faith (Take 1)
04. Walkin’ Blues (Take 1)
05. My Father’s Eyes (Take 2)
06. Worried Life Blues

DVD Rehearsal Track List

01. Signe
02. Before You Accuse Me
03. Hey Hey
04. Tears In Heaven
05. Circus
06. Lonely Stranger
07. Nobody Knows You When You’re Down And Out
08. Layla
09. My Father’s Eyes
10. Running On Faith
11. Walkin’ Blues
12. Alberta
13. San Francisco Bay Blues
14. Malted Milk

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Danny Elfman To Bring Concert of Tim Burton Movie Music To Los Angeles on Halloween

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Danny Elfman has scored 15 movies by Tim Burton, starting with “Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure” in 1985 and leading up to last year’s “Dark Shadows” and “Frankenweenie.” For the first time in the U.S., Elfman is to present his scores for Burton’s films in an orchestral concert performance, scheduled appropriately enough for Halloween night at the Nokia Theatre in downtown Los Angeles.

Danny Elfman’s Music from the Films of Tim Burton will feature conductor John Mauceri leading the 87-piece Hollywood Symphony Orchestra and the 45-member Page L.A. Choir. Elfman himself will appear at the concert to perform songs from “The Nightmare Before Christmas.”

Danny Elfman’s Music from the Films of Tim Burton is scheduled for 8:15 p.m. on Oct. 31 at the Nokia Theatre at L.A. Live. Tickets go on sale Sept. 13 at 10 a.m. through AXS.com and by phone at (888) 929-7849.

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Apple TV Software Update 5.3 Adds HBO Go, ESPN & More

Apple today released Apple TV Software Update 5.3, the latest update for its second- and third-generation set-top boxes. The latest update adds support for HBO GO, WatchESPN, Sky News, Qello, and Crunchyroll for users in specific regions such as the United States.

HBO GO and WatchESPN require cable subscriptions through participating providers. Qello offers both paid and free subscriptions for users to watch on-demand HD concerts and music documentaries. A free live stream of Sky News will be accessible for users in the U.S., U.K., and Ireland. Apple notes that “Crunchyroll, the leading global video service for Japanese Anime and Asian media, will allow subscribers worldwide to watch the latest HD shows one hour after they air in Japan.”

Apple TV Software Update 5.3 is available now via the Software Update feature of the Apple TV’s Settings menu.

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AEG Live Announces A 20 City Ghost Brothers of Darkland County Concert Tour

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AEG Live is pleased to announce that the southern gothic, supernatural musical Ghost Brothers of Darkland County, written by Stephen King, with music by John Mellencamp and T Bone Burnett, has confirmed a tour of 20 American cities throughout the Midwest and Southeast beginning October 10 in Bloomington, IN, and ending November 6 in Grand Rapids, MI.

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This extraordinary collaboration, 13 years in the making, is a haunting tale of fraternal love, lust, jealousy and revenge, which will be performed by an ensemble cast of 15 actors and a four-piece live band.

The album of the musical will be released on June 4 via Hear Music and the Concord Music Group.

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The Ghost Brothers of Darkland County saga began when Mellencamp told King about a cabin on his land in Indiana where two brothers had gotten in a fight over a girl; one brother accidentally killing the other, only to die along with the girl in a car crash a short time later. King came up with an outline for a play in a matter of days. And then off and on, back and forth, they began to develop it into a full-length musical.

The superb blues ‘n’ roots music of Ghost Brothers reflects the wide range of styles and influences needed for a work that jumps back and forth across decades. Rather than use the songs to propel the play’s narrative, as in a conventional musical, Mellencamp chose to make them a way to reveal the emotions and inner workings of the characters.

Set in the tiny town of Lake Belle Reve, Mississippi, the Ghost Brothers’ story centers on two sets of brothers: the ghosts of Jack and Andy, dead in an apparent murder/suicide, and their nephews, the living Frank and Drake, who seem to be headed toward the same downward spiral as their uncles. Joe, younger brother of Jack and Andy, father of Frank and Drake, has decided it’s time to reveal his own terrible secret at the site of the tragedy, before it’s too late.

Tour dates and locations are as follows:

October
10 – Bloomington, IN – Indiana University Auditorium
11 – Louisville, KY – Whitney Hall
12 – Knoxville, TN – Knoxville Civic Auditorium
13 – Asheville, NC – Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
16 – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium
17 – Evansville, IN – Aiken Theatre at The Centre
18 – Indianapolis, IN – Clowes Memorial Hall
19 – Akron, OH – Akron Civic Theatre
22 – Columbus, OH – Palace Theatre
24 – Ft. Wayne, IN – Embassy Theatre
25 – Madison, WI – Overture Hall
26 – Rockford, IL – Coronado Performing Arts Center
27 – Appleton, WI – Fox Cities Performing Arts Center
29 – Milwaukee, WI – Riverside Theatre
31 – Minneapolis, MN – State Theatre

November
1 – Sioux City, IA – Orpheum Theatre
2 – Ames, IA – Stephens Auditorium
3 – Davenport, IA – Adler Theatre
5 – South Bend, IN – Morris Performing Arts Center
6 – Grand Rapids, MI – DeVos Performance Hall

Please visit aeglive.com for links to all ticket purchases. The password for pre-sales will be posted on aeglive.com and here on stephenking.com at 9:30 AM ET Tuesday morning.

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Umbra T-Frame T-Shirt Display

This 21 1/2 x 19 1/2″ Umbra T-Frame T-Shirt Display ($40) showcases one shirt in a unique wall fixture.

T-frame immortalizes some of your favorite tees. From statement shirts to concert memorabilia and vintage wear, it cleverly converts any clothing into a hip, modern art.

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