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>>Film, Album Documents Jimi Hendrix Concert
(Los Angeles, CA) -- A 1970 concert by the Jimi Hendrix Experience is the subject of a new documentary and live album. "Jimi Hendrix: Electric Church" documents Jimi's July 4th set at the Atlanta Pop Festival and the circumstances surrounding it. It premiers on Showtime on September 4th. A DVD-Blu-Ray release follows in October.
>>Don Henley Confirms Autumn Dates
(Los Angeles, CA) -- Don Henley is confirming dates for an autumn tour. He kicks off a series of shows on October 3rd to support his new album "Cass County." It's his first solo effort in 15 years. The country-inspired collection features guests like Mick Jaggar, Dolly Parton, and Miranda Lambert. Ticket information is available on his website.
>>Jimmy Page Ready For New Material
(Los Angeles, CA) -- Jimmy Page says he's ready to get to work on some new solo material. The former Led Zep guitarist says that will be his focus now that he's finished with the long process of working on the reissues of Zeppelin's entire catalog. Page tells "Rolling Stone" his new material will sound nothing like his old band, and will find him revisiting many different styles.
>>Phil Rudd Back In Court Again
(New Zealand) -- Phil Rudd is due back in court in November. The AC/DC drummer recently pleaded not guilty to violating the conditions of his home detention. After appearing in court yesterday, Rudd told reporters he plans to focus on "self-improvement" during the rest of his detention. He was accused of violating his home detention conditions by possessing or consuming alcohol.
>>Slash To Appear On New Ace Frehley Album
(Los Angeles, CA) -- Slash is confirmed to be part of Ace Frehley's next album. The former Kiss guitarist says he intends to focus on cover songs. He says it will probably include new versions of "Cold Gin" and "Parasite." He said earlier this year he wanted to cover songs by the Rolling Stones, the Who, Led Zeppelin, and the Beatles.
>>Guitar Legends Guest On Leslie West Project
(Los Angeles, CA) -- Mountain co-founder Leslie West is also expected to have a few guitar legend guests on a new effort. He recently posted on Facebook that Queen's Brian May and Peter Frampton will play on his album, "Soundcheck." It will be his first solo project in two years. The last one, "Still Climbing," followed a harrowing period of diabetes-related issues that forced him to have his right leg amputated.
>>Reba McEntire Divorcing After 26 Years
(Nashville, TN) -- Reba McEntire and her manager-husband Narvel Blackstock are divorcing after 26 years of marriage. The couple issued a statement yesterday, not using the word "divorce," but declaring an "end of their marriage." They say they've been separated the past few months and continue to support each other.