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Oxygene 3 > Jarre, Jean Michel

Artist: Jean-Michel Jarre
Label: Sony Music, Columbia
Catalog#: 88985361882, 88985361882
Format: CD
Country: Europe
Released: 2016-12-02

Yes inducted to Hall Of Fame

Today, it was announced that the "Union Tour" lineup of Yes will be inducted this year to the Rock-N-Roll Hall Of Fame. Jon Anderson, Bill Bruford, Steve Howe, Tony Kaye, Trevor Rabin, Chris Squire, Rick Wakeman and Alan White will get the honors, Squire of course, posthumously. No mention of Peter Banks, their original guitarist who also gave the band their name, as well as the Buggle duo of Trevor Horn and Geoff Downes, and keyboardist Patrick Moraz.

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Greg Lake, RIP

Greg Lake lost his battle with cancer yesterday, December 7th, at age 69. RIP, Moonchild.
"Yesterday, December 7th, I lost my best friend to a long and stubborn battle with cancer. Greg Lake will stay in my heart for ever, as he has always been. His family would be grateful for privacy during this time of their grief. Many thanks, Stewart Young"

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Violeta de Outono

Warming up for the launch of Violeta de Outono's new album Spaces, here is the first single, 'A Painter Of The Mind'. The song has lyrics inspired by Swiss artist Paul Klee's poems.

Gilli Smyth, RIP

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NIHAO HAMTAÏ > Magma

Artist: Magma
Label: Seventh Records
Catalog#: NIHAO
Format: DVD
Country: France
Released: 2016-09-00

Revolver > Beatles, The

Artist: Beatles
Label: Parlophone
Catalog#: PMC 7009
Format: Vinyl
Country: United Kingdom
Released: 1966-08

RIP, Roye Albrighton of Nektar

From Nektar member Derek "Mo" Moore,

"Nektar guitarist Roye Albrighton dies after a long illness.
It is with a heavy Heart I have to report that our music brother Roye Albrighton,after a long illness, died last night in Poole Dorset. His organs just gave out on him. He was fighting against the infection that grasped him until he could fight no more.

New Gong album, Rejoice! I’m Dead!, due in Sept

Gong Lives! Viva Gong!

"Featuring the voice of Daevid Allen on two songs and guest appearances from Steve Hillage and Didier Malherbehe, Rejoice! I'm Dead! is the 2016 release (and 28th album) from the enduring legend that is Gong.

Brand X reforms

Original members John Goodsall, Percy Jones and Kenwood Dennard have reformed Brand X and a tour this Fall is in the making. See you in Chicago!

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