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For: Wednesday, June 29, 2016 

>>Perry Says Farewell Tour Will Be Long 

(Undated)  --  Joe Perry says Aerosmith is taking plans for a farewell tour, one step at a time. In a recent interview, the guitarist said a final tour is something they've talked about, but also claims the trek will likely go on for a very long time. Perry explained, "It could go on for years.  There are still a lot of places we haven't played yet that we want to play. More to follow - let's just put it that way."  

>>Ozzy Would Extend Sabbath Tour 

(Undated) --  Ozzy Osbourne says he wants to extend Black Sabbath's farewell tour.  In a recent interview, the frontman says although it's unlikely to happen, he would like to give more fans a chance to see the band.  He is also steeling himself for their last-ever shows in Birmingham on February 2nd and 4th.  Ozzy claims so far, he's having a great time with the tour, but also says as it starts getting closer to the end, "it's going to be kind of emotional." 

>>Elvis' Guitar Player Dies 

(Nashville, TN)  --  The rock community is mourning the loss of yet another iconic musician.  Scotty Moore, who was Elvis Presley's guitar player, passed away yesterday at the age of 84.  His family says he was at his Nashville home when he died.  Moore had been sick for a long time, and was not able to go to his induction into the Memphis Music Hall of Fame in October.  Keith Richards accepted the honor on his behalf. 

>>Early Beach Boys Coming Out 

(Undated)  --  The Beach Boys' first recordings are coming out in a two-disc set. "Becoming the Beach Boys: The Complete Hite & Dorinda Morgan Sessions" will be released in August and includes the band's first single, "Surfin'," plus early versions of  "Surfin' Safari," "Surfer Girl" and a bunch of others.  The set also features outtakes and studio conversations.  Check out the early version of "Surfer Girl," at RollingStone.com. 

>>Bob Dylan Gets Animated 

(Undated)  --  Bob Dylan is animated in a recent edition of PBS' "Blank on Blank series."  The original interview took place in 1962, and finds the musician talking about working for a carnival. PBS has since put the interview into cartoon-form.  Check it out at PBS.org.