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For Thursday, October 27, 2016
>>Bon Jovi Says Hall Is Keeping Him Out
(Undated) -- Jon Bon Jovi is claiming he is being kept out of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In a recent interview, the Jersey rocker said he had a "big falling out" with one of the people who runs the hall and claims several members of the voting board have made it their missions to keep his band from being inducted. Bon Jovi did not mention any names, but says he believes his band is worthy of the honor.
>>Townshend Bored With Live Music
(Undated) -- The Who's Pete Townshend is getting bored with music. In a new interview, Townshend was asked about the recent Desert Trip festival in California. The event also featured The Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney and Bob Dylan, but Townshend seemed unenthused, explaining, "I would be a liar if I said, 'It was really fun, man. It was great!' It wasn't great. It was a gig. I did it and I got paid." He also said playing live "means nothing" to him.
>>Heartbreakers Releasing Anniversary Sets
(Undated) -- Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers are commemorating the 40th anniversary of their self-titled debut album with a pair of vinyl box sets. "The Complete Studio Albums Volume 1" will include nine albums up to 1991's "Into the Great Wide Open." Petty's first solo record, "Full Moon Fever" will also be in the set. "The Complete Studio Albums Volume 2" has seven records, starting with 1994's Wildflowers, and ending with 2014's "Hypnotic Eye." Volume 2 will be released on November 25th and Volume 1 will follow on December 9th.
>>Elton John Releasing Burberry Box Set
(Undated) -- Elton John is teaming up with Burberry for a limited edition box of vinyl reissues. Only 800 copies of the collection will be available when it comes out next month. The six-album set comes in an individually numbered Burberry box with restored original artwork and liner notes. The box is 375 dollars and will be available at Burberry.com.
>>Stones Play Private Party
(Foxborough, MA) -- Mick Jagger is recovering from laryngitis, but was well enough to play a party for New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft this week. The Rolling Stones performed for about 300 people Tuesday at Gillette Stadium. Reports indicate attendees got a small box in the mail with a rock printed with the words: 'Gillette Stadium Tuesday Evening October 25, 2016. Very Special Live Performance by the Rolling Stones."
>>Wakeman Slams Hall Of Fame
(Undated) -- Rick Wakeman is slamming the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame for ignoring the progressive music genre. In a new interview, the Yes keyboardist explained, "It's the most inventive and the most influential music to musicians that there's ever been in the history of rock'n'roll, and yet it's ignored." Yes was nominated for the hall for the third time this year, but Wakeman says even if they get in, he may not attend the ceremony claiming, "I might be washing my hair that night."
>>Poison Picture Disc Released
(Undated) -- A 30th anniversary picture disc of Poison's debut album, "Look What The Cat Dragged In" is now available. The album features the original cover printed on white vinyl and is limited to 1000 copies. It is available exclusively through uDiscoverMusic.com.