Rare 13-minute live recording of Led Zeppelin’s ‘Dazed and Confused’ hits YouTube

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A rare live recording of Led Zeppelin performing a 13-minute version of “Dazed and Confused” has just turned up on YouTube.

The audio clip was shared by YouTuber Mark McFall, founder of the Zepfan memorabilia website, and features audio recorded at The Concertgebouw in Amsterdam on October 5, 1969. According to the post, the performance was recorded from a fan’s TV speaker during a broadcast of the show on November 12, 1969.

A review of the show on Ledzeppelin.com says “the atmosphere crackled” during the concert, noting, “Heavy, crashing Zeppelin sounds swept the audience onto another plain.” The review continued, “Wild, standing ovations brought the group back time and time again and they finally left the stage exhausted.”

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Elton John on track to break all-time best-selling tour record

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Elton John’s Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour may be finished in the U.S., but he’s still got a lot more touring to do — and it may see him break a new record.

Elton wrapped the U.S. leg of the tour this weekend in Los Angeles and, according to Billboard, the last three Dodger Stadium shows brought in $23.5 million and sold 142,970 tickets. In total, the last 13 shows bring the tour’s total gross to $749.9 million, with over 5 million tickets sold since it began in 2018. And with about 50 shows still left to play, it’s certainly looking like Elton has a good shot at surpassing Ed Sheeran’s The Divide Tour for the title of best-selling tour of all time.

Ed’s tour wrapped in 2019 and grossed $776.4 million, which means Elton is less than $30 million away from taking over number one. It now sits at number two, having surpassed U2’s 360 Tour, which brought in $736.4 million.

Next up, Elton brings his Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour back to Australia and New Zealand in January with 10 stadium shows, which puts him on track to break Sheeran’s record in early 2023.

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Fetty Wap hosts Thanksgiving giveaway in hometown of Paterson, New Jersey

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“Sweet Yamz” is the name of Fetty Wap‘s latest single, but it also doubles as the name of his recent Thanksgiving giveaway. 

Hosted Tuesday in his hometown of Paterson, New Jersey, the Sweet Yamz giveaway — a partnership with Fetty’s family, frequent collaborator Monty and Dr. Mills, principal of College Achieve Paterson — provided residents with free food and groceries ahead of turkey day. Hot 97’s DJ Drewski, a New Jersey native, was on the 1s and 2s.

“I’m very grateful for my fans and for my community because I wouldn’t be where I am without them,” Fetty said in a statement. “Giving back, especially in my hometown, is very important to me no matter what the circumstances are. Even though I can’t be there in person, shout-out to every single one of my fans, supporters, and everyone that’s still rocking with me!”

The song “Sweet Yamz” dropped Friday. It’s a “Zoomix” to the original “Yamz” by Masego and Devin Morrison.

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They’re #1: Elton John and Britney Spears’ “Hold Me Closer” tops Adult Pop Airplay Chart

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It’s no secret Elton John enjoys watching his songs top the music charts. Now, he gets to celebrate another victory. “Hold Me Closer,” his collab with Britney Spears, has topped Billboard‘s Adult Pop Airplay Chart.

This becomes Sir Elton’s second #1 song on the chart following his “Cold Heart (Pnau Remix)” with Dua Lipa, which soared to the top in March. This particular leaderboard looks into the amount of times songs are played across adult Top 40 radio stations.

Sir Elton’s husband, David Furnish, told the outlet just how seriously the singer takes his music’s chart success. “He gets your charts daily. He them printed out on hard copies, because he goes through with highlighters. And he literally has different highlighters for different records he charts – ones from Britain, ones from America, the ones that are going up, ones that are his, ones that he has a connection to. He watches it daily,” Furnish dished.

“It feeds a part of his soul. And he’s absolutely over the moon with the way these new records have performed. And you know, you’re gonna see more,” he teased.

While this is Sir Elton’s second topper on the Adult Pop chart, “Hold Me Closer” marks Britney’s first leader.  Previously, her best-charting single was the 2011 effort “Till the World Ends” featuring Kesha and Nicki Minaj.

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Bruce Springsteen ties John Mayer for ‘Billboard’ chart record

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Bruce Springsteen has just landed another chart milestone. The Boss’ latest album, Only The Strong Survive, tops the Billboard Top Rock & Alternative Albums and Top Rock Albums charts this week, moving 40,000 equivalent album units. 

The new number one marks the eighth time Bruce has topped both of these charts since they began in 2006. He first reached number one on them with 2007’s Magic.

Springsteen is now tied with John Mayer for the most number ones on the Top Rock and Alternative Albums charts. The Beatles, Coldplay, Dave Matthews and Tom Petty are just behind them, with six each.

In addition to the album chart success, two songs from Only The Strong Survive land on the Rock Digital Song Sales chart this week. “Nightshift” lands at eight, while “What Becomes of the Broken Hearted” is at 16.

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Debbie Gibson’s taking her ‘Winterlicious’ holiday album on the road

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The day after Thanksgiving, Debbie Gibson kicks off her Winterlicious tour in support of her new holiday album of the same name. It’s actually Debbie’s first-ever Christmas project, because unlike most teen stars, she refused to strike while the iron was hot.

“I didn’t want to churn out a holiday album just to capitalize on my success, which I feel like a lot of artists were doing at that time,” she tells ABC Audio. “Their labels were like, ‘Quick, let’s get out the holiday record and cash in!’ That I knew I didn’t want to do.”

After years of acting and doing stage musicals, returning to recording, playing Las Vegas and battling health issues, Debbie says, “I woke up and it’s like, ‘Oh my God, yeah, it is 36 years later. Here I am now. OK, well, let’s do it now.'”

The album features holiday favorites, duets with her pal Joey McIntyre and her father, and new original songs Debbie wrote. For the tour, she’s mixing them together with her her past hits, like “Shake Your Love” and “Lost In Your Eyes,” some of which will get holiday makeovers. 

“I am working out some arrangements of my hits to fit the vibe of the holiday album,” she says. For example, she’s reworking “Only In My Dreams” to match the “campfire” vibe of one of the new songs, “Christmas Dreams,” so she can do them as a “little dream medley.”

As for that album title, if something is “winterlicious,” what does it taste like? Debbie explains:

Winterlicious is, like, a drink and a smell for me, and it involves peppermint and vanilla and chocolate,” she laughs. “It’s kind of like the pumpkin spice latte of the holiday season!” 

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Machine Gun Kelly premieres new song ”Taurus” from upcoming movie

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Machine Gun Kelly has premiered a new song called “Taurus,” recorded for the upcoming movie of the same name.

The track features guest vocals by Naomi Wild, who, along with Kelly, stars in Taurus. It’s available now via digital outlets and is accompanied by a video, streaming now on YouTube, that features footage from the film.

In Taurus, MGK plays a character named Cole, a “rising but troubled musician.” The film premiered earlier this year at the Tribeca Film Festival and is out now in select theaters and on-demand.

The song “Taurus” follows Kelly’s new album Mainstream Sellout, which dropped in March. The record is up for Best Rock Album at the 2023 Grammys, and Kelly just took home Favorite Rock Artist at the 2022 American Music Awards.

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Def Leppard share live video for “Kick

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Def Leppard is giving fans a taste of their live show without having to shell out money for a ticket.

The band just dropped the new video for the track “Kick,” which is a live performance clip from their 2022 The Stadium Tour with Mötley Crüe, Poison and Joan Jett & The Blackhearts.

“Kick” was the first single from the band’s most recent album, Diamond Star Halos.

Next up for Def Leppard, they bring their tour with Mötley Crüe to Latin America and Europe in 2023, with dates kicking off February 18th in Mexico City, Mexico.

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Madonna’s ultra-controversial ‘Sex’ book to be reissued & celebrated with exhibit at Art Basel Miami Beach

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When Madonna first released her coffee table book, Sex, in 1992, it caused a worldwide scandal. Now, in honor of its reissue, it’s being celebrated next week at Art Basel Miami Beach, one of the world’s premier art shows and an important event on the global art world calendar.

When Sex first came out, it was sealed in a Mylar bag so you couldn’t page through it in the bookstore. That’s because it was full of photos shot by Steven Meisel that showed Madonna and celebrities like Naomi Campbell, actress Isabella Rossellini and rappers Vanilla Ice and Big Daddy Kane fully nude and simulating various sex acts. Madonna also provided the racy text for the book, which she wrote as a character called Mistress Dita.

Despite the controversy surrounding the book, it sold more than 150,000 copies on its first day in the U.S., and went on to sell more than 1.5 million copies worldwide. It’s been out of print for years, but now, Yves Saint Laurent‘s lifestyle brand, Rive Droite, is teaming with publishers Callaway New York to issue 800 copies. A limited number of those will be signed by Madonna and auctioned off, with proceeds going to her charity Raising Malawi.

In addition, during Art Basel Miami, the brand is putting up a beachfront gallery featuring large-format images from the book — images it describes as “once shocking, now timeless.” You’ll have to be over 18 to visit it, but admission is free; t-shirts and tote bags will also be available if you can’t afford the book.

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WonderHall & Oates: Noel Gallagher reacts to “Don’t Look Back in Anger”/”Out of Touch” mashup

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When it comes to things that annoy Noel Gallagher, a mash-up of Oasis and Hall & Oates is apparently not one of them.

This week, a U.K. band called Deco shared a video wondering “What would ‘Don’t Look Back in Anger’ sound like in the ’80s?” To find out, they recorded a version of the Oasis classic, set to the music of the Hall & Oates 1984 single “Out of Touch.” Alongside the video, Deco wrote, “Noel Gallagher is going to be livid.”

On the contrary, Gallagher seems to be a fan of the combination. Alongside a retweet of Deco’s video, Gallagher writes, “In any era it’s STILL a tuuuune!!”

The mashup also received a seal of approval from Hall & Oates, who responded with a 100 emoji.

Gallagher just released a new song called “Pretty Boy” last month with his High Flying Birds solo band. The track features The Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr.

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