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Posted in Main by Administrator on the August 31st, 2011

Fleetwood Mac guitarist Lindsey Buckingham releases his latest solo effort, “Seeds We Sow,” on Sept. 6 via his own label…. Tom Jones issues a statement on Aug. 28 saying he was forced to cancel a concert in Monte Carlo, Monaco the previous evening due to “severe dehydration” and denied reports he was suffering heart problems…. Patti Smith accepts the prestigious prestigious 2011 Polar Music Prize from Sweden’s King Carl XVI Gustaf during a ceremony in Stockholm on Aug. 30…. Veteran British hard rockers Def Leppard announce they’ll launch a joint tour of UK arenas this winter with Motley Crue at the Birmingham LG Arena on Dec. 6….. Jackson Browne is celebrating the 100th anniversary of revered folk singer Woody Guthrie’s birth by releasing a new epic love sang called “You Know the Night.”….. Cher’s son Chaz Bono and actor Ryan O’Neal are among the ’70s-connected artists expected to be among the celebrities taking part in the upcoming season of ABC’s hit talent series “Dancing With the Stars.”….. The judge in the upcoming involuntary manslaughter trial of Michael Jackson ‘s doctor Conrad Murray rules on Aug. 29 that Jackson’s dermatologist Arnold Klein will not be allowed to testify, delivering a blow to Murray’s defense who hoped to portray the late pop superstar as a drug addict who may have given himself the substance that caused his death….. Aretha Franklin puts to rest all those reports of her allegedly dire health for the past eight months on Aug. 25 by delivering an energetic performance before a hometown crowd at the DTE Energy Music Theatre in suburban Detroit on Aug. 25….. Keith Richards’ autobiography “Life” is certified as selling over one million copies since its release in 2010, making it one of the best-selling rock memoirs of all time…. Alice Cooper admitsthat his new single, “I’ll Bite Your Face Off,” is a tribute to the early work of the Rolling Stones….. Former Led Zeppelin bassist John Paul Jones joins rising UK singer Seasick Steve onstage at the Reading Festival in England on Aug. 27….. Boomtown Rats frontman and political campaigner Bob Geldof announces on Aug. 29 that a private equity fund he agreed to chair in 2010 to invest in poverty programs for Africa has was nearing its first close after raising nearly $200 million….. Stephen Stills and Neil Young protege Josh Hisle will mount a 16-city US tour this fall beginning on Oct. 10 in Alexandria, Va…. Hall and Oates announce they’ll tour Australia in early 2012…. Grammy-winning Blues musician David “Honeyboy” Edwards, believed to be the oldest surviving Delta bluesman, dies on Aug. 29 in his Chicago home at age 96.