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KISS Share New Acoustic Version Of 'Beth' From Deluxe Edition Of 'Destroyer'

KISS Share New Acoustic Version Of 'Beth' From Deluxe Edition Of 'Destroyer'

KISS have shared a new acoustic version of "Beth," the first previously unreleased track from the upcoming Destroyer 45th Deluxe Edition.

The original "Beth" was released in 1976 and peaked at No. 7 on the Billboard's Hot 100 chart.

The new acoustic mix of "Beth" features the original recorded acoustic guitar track, which was stripped down from the analog multi-tracks and has now been fully restored and mixed with the original piano, vocal and synthesizer tracks.

Last month, KISS announced that they will release a four-disc super deluxe edition of Destroyer on November 19 in celebration of the 45th anniversary of the iconic album.

The super deluxe edition will drop as a 4-CD + Blu-ray Audio box set as well as on standard double black vinyl and limited edition yellow and red double colored vinyl, 2-CD set, and digital.

The box set will include a newly remastered version of the original album, plus nine previously unreleased demos from Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons, as well as a disc filled with alternate mixes, outtakes and single edits.

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AC/DC Share Nostalgic 'Through The Mists Of Time' Video

AC/DC Share Nostalgic 'Through The Mists Of Time' Video

AC/DC recently released a nostalgic music video for "Through the Mists of Time," the latest single from their 2020 album, Power Up.

The video, which originated from a concept from Angus Young, was directed by Najeeb Tarazi. It features footage shot by Clemens Habicht of each of the five band members in five separate shoots around the world. Josh Cheuse is the creative director of the visual.

In addition to the band's impressive archive of music videos, performance clips from "Shot in the Dark," "Witch's Spell," and "Realize" also feature in the visual.

Tarazi and Cheuse got Paris-based visual effect studio Mathematic's support to combine the elements in order to "take the stage together to perform." It gives the effect of AC/DC literally playing a concert through the mists of time.

The video ends with a regal image featuring seven past and present band members - Bon Scott, singer Brian Johnson, drummer Phil Rudd, bassist Cliff Williams, guitarists Angus and Stevie Young - on a Sistine Chapel-like painted ceiling.

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John Mellencamp Shares Bruce Springsteen Duet 'Wasted Days'

John Mellencamp Shares Bruce Springsteen Duet 'Wasted Days'

John Mellencamp recently shared "Wasted Days," a duet with Bruce Springsteen. The song is the first single from Mellencamp's upcoming 25th studio album, due to arrive next year.

The song, with musical arrangement, featuring several instruments, sees Mellencamp and Springsteen go on a nostalgic trip, taking turns with lead vocal duties.

"How many days are lost in vain / Who's counting down these last remaining years? / How many minutes do we have left?" they wonder at one point.

"Wasted days, Wasted days / We watch our lives just fade away to more wasted days," the legendary musicians sing in the chorus.

Rumors of Mellencamp and Springsteen working together were doing the rounds for several months. Mellencamp officially confirmed the collaboration in May.

"Bruce is singing on the new record and is playing guitar," he told Billboard during Clive Davis' virtual 2021 Grammy gala.

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Rolling Stones Share Previously Unreleased Cover Of Chi-Lites' 'Troubles A' Comin'

Rolling Stones Share Previously Unreleased Cover Of Chi-Lites' 'Troubles A' Comin'

The Rolling Stones recently shared their previously unreleased cover of The Chi-Lites' "Troubles A' Comin."

The Chi-Lites, who recorded the song in 1971, placed it on the B-side of their two top 10 R&B singles that year, "Are You My Woman (Tell Me So)" and "(For God's Sake) Give More Power To The People."

The Rolling Stones, who recorded the song's cover version in Paris in 1972, made it a guitar-driven, mid-paced track.

The cover is set to appear on the band's forthcoming 40th anniversary edition of their 1981 album Tattoo You, which will feature a number of previously unreleased tracks.

The newly remastered and expanded edition of Tattoo You is set to arrive on October 22. The edition will include nine extra songs as part of a 'Lost & Found: Rarities' disc, recorded during the same era as the original 11-track album. It will also contain the band's 1982 appearance at Wembley Stadium.

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Scorpions Announce New Album 'Rock Believer,' World Tour

Scorpions Announce New Album 'Rock Believer,' World Tour

The Scorpions announced that their 19th studio album, Rock Believer, will be released on February 11, 2022, and followed up with a world tour.

As a prelude to the album, the first single, "Peacemaker," will come out on October 21.

During the pandemic, the band retreated to the studio in their German hometown of Hanover and started working on new songs.

"The album was written and recorded in the Scorpions DNA with core Schenker/Meine compositions," says frontman Klaus Meine. "We recorded the album as a band live in one room, like we did in the 80s."

The Scorpions will kick off their "Rock Believer World Tour" in March 2022 in Las Vegas. The band will play 9 shows as part of their residency at the Planet Hollywood Hotel.

Afterwards, they will cross the Atlantic to Europe. They will play 6 concerts in France and 6 shows In Germany supported by Wolfgang Van Halen's new band Mammoth WVH.

Scorpions Rock Zone fan community members have exclusive first access to tickets and VIP packages. Tickets will go on-sale to the general public on Friday at 10 am CEST.

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Lost David Bowie Album 'Toy' To Be Released In January

Lost David Bowie Album 'Toy' To Be Released In January

A never before released David Bowie album Toy will be officially released on January 7, the day before what would have been the late legendary musician's 75th birthday.

Bowie planned to record the album "old school," with his band playing live, choosing the best takes and then releasing it as soon as possible. Unfortunately, in 2001 the concept of the "surprise drop" album release and the technology to support it were still quite a few years off, making it impossible to release Toy as instantly as Bowie wanted.

Now, twenty years after its originally planned release, Bowie's co-producer Mark Plati says, "From time to time, he used to say 'Mark, this is our album' - I think because he knew I was so deeply in the trenches with him on that journey. I'm happy to finally be able to say it now belongs to all of us."

Available in 3CD or 6x10" vinyl formats, TOY (TOY:BOX) is a special edition of the album. The package also contains a 16-page full-colour book featuring previously unseen photographs by Frank Ockenfels 3.

Toy finishes with a new song from which the album takes its title, "Toy (Your Turn To Drive)." It was constructed from a jam at the end of one of the live takes of "I Dig Everything."

On November 26, Parlophone Records/ISO Records will release David Bowie 5: Brilliant Adventure (1992 - 2001), the fifth in a series of box sets chronicling his career from 1969 to the 21st century. It is an eleven CD box, eighteen-piece vinyl set and standard digital download box set collection.

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Elton John, Stevie Wonder Reunite On 'Finish Line'

Elton John, Stevie Wonder Reunite On 'Finish Line'

Music legends Elton John and Stevie Wonder have teamed up to release "Finish Line," the latest single from Elton's upcoming all-star album The Lockdown Sessions.

Elton was full of praise for Wonder while speaking about the song, saying, "Stevie's voice is as good as I can ever remember hearing him - he sounds like a 17-year-old again, he's singing with a sheer joy and exuberance in his vocals."

"I've always loved collaborating with Stevie, and I'm delighted that after fifty years of friendship we finally get to do a full-blown duet. He has always been so kind and sweet to me, and his talent is beyond ridiculous. When you listen to what he does vocally and instrumentally on 'Finish Line' you think, this is a true genius here," he added. Elton also described The Lockdown Sessions as one of the best records he has made.

Kanye West's Sunday Service choir supported the duet, produced by Andrew Watt.

"Finish Line" is the third collaboration featuring the two legends. The others are their charity single "That's What Friends Are For" and "I Guess That's Why They Call It the Blues."

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Sting Unleashes 'Rushing Water' From Forthcoming Album

Sting Unleashes 'Rushing Water' From Forthcoming Album

Sting on Thursday unleashed a driving new single, "Rushing Water," from his forthcoming album The Bridge.

The Bridge is set for release on November 19 via A&M/Interscope/Cherrytree Records.

The new song, available now on all digital service platforms, is accompanied by a performance-fueled, chiaroscuro music video, directed by Eric Ryan Anderson.

"The song 'Rushing Water' is a fitting start to an album that seeks to bridge all of the petty differences that can separate us," Sting says.

Written by Sting, "Rushing Water" features Dominic Miller and Gavin Brown on guitars, Josh Freese on drums, Martin Kierszenbaum on organ and keyboards, Fred Renaudin on additional synthesizers and Gene Noble on background vocals.

The 17-time Grammy Award winning artist collaborated with Kierszenbaum and Brown for the song's music.

The Bridge, penned in a year of global pandemic, showcases Sting's prolific and diverse songwriting prowess, with this new set of songs representing styles and genres explored throughout his inimitable career. Another new song, "If It's Love" - an infectious ear worm - is also available now on all digital platforms.

Sting's new weekly web TV series, "On the Bridge" premiered Tuesday and features an intimate glimpse into the musician's everyday life as he prepares to launch his new album.

(Photo: Eric Ryan Anderson)

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Jethro Tull Announce 50th Anniversary Enhanced Edition Of 'Benefit'

Jethro Tull Announce 50th Anniversary Enhanced Edition Of 'Benefit'

Marking the 50th anniversary of their classic 1970 album Benefit, Jethro Tull will release an "enhanced edition" of the record on November 5.

Benefit (The 50 Anniversary Enhanced Edition) will be a 4CD/2DVD set, featuring remixes by Steven Wilson, previously unreleased material, packaged within a deluxe hardback book, containing commentary from contributors alongside images of the band creating and performing their first million-selling album.

CD3 delivers a previously unreleased Steven Wilson remix of Jethro Tull performing at Tanglewood in 1970, while DVD2 has the previously unavailable film footage of that show. CD4 contains a newly remastered mono version of a previously unreleased concert at The Aragon Ballroom in 1970.

The 100-page book contains an essay from Martin Webb, who expands upon the 2013 "A Collector's Edition" booklet notes.

Ian Anderson, Martin Barre, Glenn Cornick, and Clive Bunker comment on each of the album's tracks. The book also features interviews with Robin Black (studio engineer of Benefit and many other Jethro Tull albums), Terry Ellis ('executive producer' of Benefit), Joshua White and Steven Wilson explaining the mixing of Benefit in 2013.

The enhanced edition comes after pandemic-enforced delays.

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Judas Priest's Richie Faulkner 'Stable And Resting' After Emergency Heart Surgery

Judas Priest's Richie Faulkner 'Stable And Resting' After Emergency Heart Surgery

Judas Priest lead guitarist Richie Faulkner is "stable and resting" after undergoing emergency heart surgery this week.

The update on Faulkner's condition was provided by his partner Mariah Lynch on Instagram on Tuesday.

"Richie underwent major emergency heart surgery. He is stable & resting. If you know him, you know how tough & strong he is. So tough that he finished the show & kept the hair flips coming. There's no one like him. We'd be lost without him," Lynch wrote, accompanied by a photo of the couple holding up their 1-year-old daughter Daisy Mae.

Judas Priest announced on Monday that they are putting the remaining part of their U.S. tour on hold after Faulkner was admitted to the hospital due to a "major medical heart condition."

The English heavy metal band assured its fans that new dates will be announced "as soon as we have any updates from his doctors on when we can reschedule the dates."

Tickets that are already purchased for the cancelled dates will be valid.

Judas Priest's "50 Heavy Metal Years Tour," which kicked off in Reading, Pennsylvania, on September 8, was scheduled to run until the concluding show at the Hamilton First Ontario Centre in Ontario on November 5.

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David Lee Roth Announces 2021-2022 Las Vegas Residency

David Lee Roth Announces 2021-2022 Las Vegas Residency

Former Van Halen frontman David Lee Roth has announced a Las Vegas Residency at Mandalay Bay's House Of Blues.

The five-night residency will kick off with a New Year's Eve show and include four nights in early January 2022.

Tickets for residency will start at $63.50, plus applicable fees, and go on sale Saturday, October 2 at 10 a.m. PT.

Roth originally kicked off a residency at the same venue in January 2020. However, in March 2020, he postponed the final six shows of his Las Vegas residency due to the coronavirus pandemic.

David Lee Roth 2021-22 House of Blues Las Vegas Residency Dates:

Dec. 31, 2021Jan. 1, 2022Jan. 5, 2022Jan. 7, 2022Jan. 8, 2022

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Bruce Springsteen To Perform At Stand Up For Heroes Benefit Show

Bruce Springsteen To Perform At Stand Up For Heroes Benefit Show

Bruce Springsteen will headline the Stand Up for Heroes live benefit show to honor American veterans and their families.

The 15th Annual Stand Up For Heroes celebration will be held on November 8, at 8 p.m. ET at Alice Tully Hall at the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York, to raise awareness and funds for the Bob Woodruff Foundation.

Stand Up for Heroes is presented by the Bob Woodruff Foundation and the New York Comedy Festival.

SUFH will feature performances by comedians and musicians, including Nate Bargatze, Jim Gaffigan, Grace Gaustad, Nikki Glaser, Sing Harlem, Donnell Rawlings, and Jon Stewart.

"Our military community sacrifices so much for their fellow citizens. They have earned our enduring respect, and more importantly, our support. For 15 years, that has been the inspiration behind Stand Up for Heroes - an evening to honor, celebrate, and take action in support of our veterans and their families." said Bob Woodruff, co-founder of the Bob Woodruff Foundation.

Tickets for Stand Up for Heroes go on sale through bobwoodrufffoundation.org and the Lincoln Center box office. All attendees must be vaccinated and wear masks in accordance with state and venue guidelines.

Last year, the Stand Up for Heroes event was conducted virtually due to the pandemic.

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Bob Dylan Announces Fall U.S. Tour Dates

Bob Dylan Announces Fall U.S. Tour Dates

Bob Dylan's fall U.S. tour dates have been announced. The U.S. leg is part of the legendary troubadour's four-year worldwide tour, named after his 2020 album, Rough and Rowdy Ways.

"The Rough and Rowdy Ways Tour" will kick off in Milwaukee on November 2 and run through 2024 in cities across the globe.

Dylan will be performing live after a gap of nearly two years.

The first dates go on sale starting Friday, October 1.

Only fall 2021 show dates of the "Rough and Rowdy Ways Tour" have been revealed so far, and the remaining schedule will be announced later.

Fall 2021 Tour Dates:

Nov. 2 - Milwaukee, WI @ Riverside TheatreNov. 3 - Chicago, IL @ Auditorium TheatreNov. 5 - Cleveland, OH @ Key Bank State TheatreNov. 6 - Columbus, OH @ Palace TheatreNov. 7 - Bloomington, IN @ IU AuditoriumNov. 9 - Cincinnati, OH @ Procter & Gamble HallNov. 10 - Knoxville, TN @ Knoxville AuditoriumNov. 12 - Louisville, KY @ Palace TheatreNov. 13 - Charleston, WV @ Municipal AuditoriumNov. 15 Moon Township, PA @ Robert Morris Univ. - UPMC Events CenterNov. 16 - Hershey, PA @ Hershey TheatreNov. 19 - New York, NY @ Beacon TheatreNov. 20 - New York, NY @ Beacon TheatreNov. 21 - New York, NY @ Beacon TheatreNov. 23 - Port Chester, NY @ Capitol TheatreNov. 24 - Port Chester, NY @ Capitol TheatreNov. 26 - Providence, RI @ Providence Performing Arts CenterNov. 27 - Boston, MA @ Wang TheatreNov. 29 - Philadelphia, PA @ The MetNov. 30 - Philadelphia, PA @ The MetDec. 2 - Washington, DC @ The Anthem

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Billy Idol Announces 2022 U.K. Tour With The Go-Go's

Billy Idol Announces 2022 U.K. Tour With The Go-Go's

Billy Idol will return to the United Kingdom in June next year with the Go-Go's for the "Roadside Tour 2022."

The U.K. tour is in support of Billy Idol's new album The Roadside, his first new release in nearly seven years.

The Go-Go's will be accompanying the English singer as special guests, making their first performance on a British music stage in 26 years.

"We are thrilled to be sharing the stage with Billy Idol on his 2022 Summer UK tour dates. We haven't had an opportunity to play for our British fans in 26 years and can't wait to see you all," The Go-Go's said.

Tickets go on sale to the public at 9 am Thursday.

Tour Dates:

Sat 11 June, 2022 Glasgow, UK - The SSE HydroMon 13 June, 2022 Manchester, UK - AO ArenaWed 15 June, 2022 Birmingham, UK - Resorts World ArenaSat 18 June, 2022 London, UK - The SSE Arena WembleySun 19 June, 2022 Cardiff, UK - Motorpoint ArenaTue 21 June, 2022 Leeds, UK - First Direct Arena

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Muse, Lewis Capaldi, Lionel Richie & More To Play Isle Of Wight Festival 2022

Muse, Lewis Capaldi, Lionel Richie & More To Play Isle Of Wight Festival 2022

Lewis Capaldi, Lionel Richie, Kasabian, Muse, and Pete Tong & The Heritage Orchestra presents Ibiza Classics conducted by Jules Buckley will headline the Isle Of Wight Festival 2022 main stage.

Other artists set to perform during the June 16 - 19, 2022 event include Nile Rodgers & Chic, Blossoms, Rudimental, Tom Grennan, Sigrid, Craig David Presents TS5, The Vaccines, Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott, Shaggy, Happy Mondays and Mavis Staples.

The 2021 Isle Of Wight Festival was held last month after getting postponed due to the pandemic.

Festival promoter John Giddings said, "We couldn't have asked for a better return to the island this year: we had sunshine all weekend and some fantastic performances. We're already looking ahead to next year and the artists announced today can't wait to come and entertain us."

Tickets for the Isle of Wight Festival 2022 go on sale this Thursday at 8 am.

Barclaycard customers can get 10 percent off for every presale ticket they buy through Barclaycard Entertainment in their exclusive presale until 8 am on September 30.

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Judas Priest Postpone U.S. Tour After Guitarist Richie Faulkner Hospitalized

Judas Priest Postpone U.S. Tour After Guitarist Richie Faulkner Hospitalized

Judas Priest have put the remainder of their U.S. tour on hold after lead guitarist Richie Faulkner was admitted to a hospital due to a "major medical heart condition."

"It is with deep regret that we have to postpone the rest of our US tour. Richie Faulkner has major medical heart condition issues which have landed him in the hospital where he is being treated," the heavy metal band said in a statement. "In the meantime, we are all sending love to our falcon to wish him a speedy recovery."

Judas Priest assured their fans that new dates will be announced "as soon as we have any updates from his doctors on when we can reschedule the dates."

Tickets that are already purchased for the cancelled dates will remain valid.

Judas Priest's U.S. tour, which kicked off in Reading, Pennsylvania, on September 8, was scheduled to run until the concluding show at Hamilton First Ontario Centre in Ontario on November 5.

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Lady Gaga, Tony Bennett Share Behind-The-Scenes Look At 'Love For Sale'

Lady Gaga, Tony Bennett Share Behind-The-Scenes Look At 'Love For Sale'

Pop superstar Lady Gaga and music legend Tony Bennett recently released a trailer for the upcoming collaborative album, Love For Sale, which is set to drop on Friday, October 1.

The trailer features a behind-the-scenes look at the recording of some of the songs from the album, including "Love for Sale," "Let's Do It (Let's Fall in Love)," "I've Got You Under My Skin," "Just One of Those Things," "Night and Day," and "Do I Love You?"

Gaga also discusses how her second collaborative album with Bennett came about, revealing the legendary singer called her right after their first album together, Cheek to Cheek, was released.

"I think it was the next day after the record released and it had gone No. 1," explains Gaga. "He said, 'I wanna make this Cole Porter record with you.' And I said that I'd do it. And guess what? We did it."

Love For Sale will be available in standard, deluxe, vinyl and cassette configurations as well as a collectible box set edition.

Fans can also pre-order the deluxe version on CD and vinyl exclusively through Target, featuring the bonus tracks "I've Got You Under My Skin," and "You're the Top."

ViacomCBS also recently announced that it has teamed up with Gaga and Bennett for three exclusive specials to be shared via CBS, MTV Entertainment Group, and Paramount Plus over the coming months.

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'Spanish Model' Earns Elvis Costello First Entry On A Billboard Latin Albums Chart

'Spanish Model' Earns Elvis Costello First Entry On A Billboard Latin Albums Chart

Spanish Model has become Elvis Costello's first album with The Attractions to enter a Billboard Latin Albums Chart.

The 19-track record debuted at No. 6 on the Latin Pop Albums chart dated September 25.

The album is ranked at No. 38 on the overall Top Latin Albums chart, No. 50 on the Top Album Sales chart and No. 32 on the Top Current Album Sales chart.

Spanish Model, a rework of Costello's 1978 album This Year's Model, features voices from across Spanish rock music. They include Colombia's Juanes and Sebastian Yatra, Argentina's Fito Paez, Chile's Cami and Puerto Rico's Luis Fonsi.

"I went into a kind of reverie and imagined replacing my voice with people singing in Spanish. I asked Sebastian if he thought that was a crazy idea. He thought for a moment and said, 'Yes, it is crazy, let's do it,'" the Grammy award winning English singer-songwriter told Billboard about the origin of the album.

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Rolling Stones Share New Video For 'Living In The Heart Of Love'

Rolling Stones Share New Video For 'Living In The Heart Of Love'

The Rolling Stones recently shared a new music video for their song "Living in the Heart of Love."

The new video was directed by Charles Mehling and shot in Paris. It stars Marguerite Thiam and Nailia Harzoune, showing them partying with friends, drinking and dancing.

Late Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts also features in the video, with the clip ending with the words "Charlie is my darling." Watts, who performed with the band for 58 years, died on August 24, aged 80.

"Living In The Heart Of Love" is the lead song among the nine previously unreleased tracks that will feature on the upcoming 40th anniversary edition of their 1981 album Tattoo You, out October 22nd via Polydor/Interscope/UMe.

The previously unreleased songs will be included in the deluxe package's "Lost & Found: Rarities" disc.

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Frank Zappa's '200 Motels' To Be Reissued In 50th Anniversary Box Set

Frank Zappa's '200 Motels' To Be Reissued In 50th Anniversary Box Set

Marking the 50th anniversary of Frank Zappa's 1971 album 200 Motels, Zappa Records, UMe and MGM will release a super-deluxe edition reissue on November 19.

Fully authorized by the Zappa Trust and produced by Ahmet Zappa and Zappa Vaultmeister Joe Travers, the monstrous 200 Motels 50th Anniversary Edition brings together the original soundtrack, newly remastered by Bernie Grundman at Bernie Grundman Mastering, along with a staggering amount of unreleased and rare material unearthed from FZ's Vault.

The new material includes original demos, studio outtakes, work mixes, interviews and movie ads, along with newly discovered dialog reels, revealing an early audio edit of the film. Also included is a wealth of never-before-heard audio documentary material surrounding the project.

The six-disc set will be housed in a 64-page hardcover book in a handsome 12" x 12" slipcase. The packaging replicates the original booklet updated with revealing new liner notes from Pamela Des Barres, Ruth Underwood and Joe Travers, as well as Patrick Pending's essay from the 1997 reissue.

The remastered 200 Motels soundtrack will also be reissued on vinyl as a 2LP pressed on 180-gram black vinyl and also as a limited edition red vinyl pressing on 180-gram vinyl, which will only be available exclusively through Zappa.com, uDiscoverMusic.com or SoundofVinyl.com.

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