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Hear Van Morrison's Raw, Early 'Gloria' Demo With Them

November 10, 2015

Van Morrison's early garage-rock years will be chronicled in a new box set, The Complete Them 1964–1967, which collects his recordings as the frontman of the group Them. In addition to the entirety of their two mid-Sixties albums, it contains a...


Hear an Alternate Take From Van Morrison's 'Astral Weeks'

September 24, 2015

Van Morrison's landmark second LP, Astral Weeks, receives the deluxe reissue treatment on October 30th via Warner Bros. Along with 1970's His Band and Street Choir, the 1968 album will come out in expanded, remastered form both digitally and on CD....


Van Morrison Back Catalog Finally Gets Digital Release

August 25, 2015

A new record label deal will make dozens of Van Morrison albums available to stream and download for the first time. Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music, recently acquired the rights to 50 albums, videos and compilations that the singer-songwriter...


Van Morrison Receives Honorary Knighthood

June 13, 2015

Van Morrison joined an elite group of musicians Friday, one that includes Mick Jagger, Paul McCartney and Bono. The Belfast-born singer-songwriter was awarded an honorary knighthood by Britain's Queen Elizabeth during her annual Birthday Honours...


Kip Moore's Campfire Playlist

July 9, 2014

Brooklyn, Michigan is the spot for three days of country music and camping, as the Faster Horses Festival gallops to town July 18-20. This year's lineup is seemingly plucked straight from the CMA Awards red carpet, as it includes huge stars such as Kip...


Album Premiere: Van Morrison Packs Rarities onto 'Moondance' Reissue

October 17, 2013

Click to listen to Van Morrison's Moondance – Expanded Edition (Disc 2) Van Morrison's brilliant 1970 LP Moondance has been expanded to include a bevy of rarities, including alternate versions of songs from the album and outtakes from the...


Van Morrison to Revisit 'Moondance' With Reissue

July 17, 2013

Van Morrison will revisit once of his best-loved albums with forthcoming five-disc deluxe edition of his 1969 classic Moondance. The collection will include remastered and expanded versions of the songs, and will also feature 50 unreleased tracks,...


Van Morrison Rediscovers "Astral Weeks" in "To Be Born Again" Doc

August 17, 2009

What started as a few shows to revisit Van Morrison's 1968 classic Astral Weeks — an album he'd never previously performed live — has blossomed into a much larger celebration of the LP. First, Morrison turned a November 2008 performance in...


SXSW: R.E.M Step on the Gas, Van Morrison Keeps It Simple

March 13, 2008

In an interview earlier this year, R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck promised me that the band would try to play every song from their new studio album in concert. They did better than try, in their headlining set at Stubb's BBQ on the opening night of SXSW....


Bob Dylan Covers George Harrison

December 12, 2002

In just two November shows at New York's Madison Square Garden, Bob Dylan played thirty different songs. It was the closer, though, that die-hard fans will be talking about for ages. "He was such a good buddy of mine," Dylan said before a heartbreaking...


Live Review: Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell and Van Morrison

May 26, 1998

"Getting up and singing songs that you sang 30 years ago during what you thought was a revolution is kind of pathetic. I don't like old people on a rock & roll stage, I think they look pathetic. Me included." -- Grace Slick, 1997 Hey Grace, tell...


Van Morrison Preps Expanded 'Astral Weeks,' 'His Band'

August 27, 2015

Van Morrison's seminal 1968 LP Astral Weeks and 1970's His Band and the Street Choir, will be expanded, remastered and reissued on October 30th via Warner Bros. Both LPs will be made available digitally and on CD, each featuring a handful of previously...


Watch Bruce Springsteen Crash In-Law's New Jersey Show

August 3, 2015

One day after commanding the stage with U2 at Madison Square Garden, Bruce Springsteen made a lower-key guest appearance on Saturday: assisting his brother-in-law Michael Scialfa's band, Timepiece, during a private party at the Wonder Bar in Asbury...


Van Morrison to Release Lyric Book

August 8, 2014

Van Morrison has personally selected 200 pages' worth of what he feels are his most important and enduring turns of phrase for inclusion in the upcoming book, Lit Up Inside, due out October 28th. "The lyrics in this book span 50 years of writing and as...


5 Extremely Rare Records

March 28, 2014

This week, the Wu-Tang Clan announced that they had a completed a 31-track double album, The Wu – Once Upon a Time in Shaolin. But instead of releasing it through conventional means, they plan to make a single copy and tour it around the world...


Van Morrison Revisits 'Into the Mystic'

September 5, 2013

Click to listen to Van Morrison's "Into the Mystic (Unrelased Version)" Van Morrison had already landed a huge hit with "Brown Eyed Girl" when his third solo album Moondance was released, but the 1970 LP helped solidify Morrison's stature as a big-time...


Pub-Crawl Playlist

March 17, 2011

In honor of St. Patrick's Day, let us raise a dirty glass to the spirit of Irish music, wherever in the world it shows up. And like the Irish people themselves, Irish music shows up everywhere, usually a few moments after the bottles get opened. There's...


Van Morrison To Perform Full "Astral Weeks" at Hollywood Bowl

October 2, 2008

Van Morrison will perform the entirety of his 1967 masterpiece Astral Weeks during a run of concerts at the Hollywood Bowl this November. Morrison will perform at the famed Los Angeles venue November 7, 8 and 9. Many of the musicians who performed on...


Gov't Mule Do More Voodoo

May 12, 2005

Warren Haynes just doesn't know when to stop. When he's not touring with his own band, Gov't Mule, he's with the Allman Brothers. And when he's not with the Allman Brothers, he's with the Dead. A member of all those bands, Haynes still manages to find...


Bob Dylan, Van Morrison, Joni Mitchell: Bash of the Titans

July 9, 1998

On the closing night of his tour with Van Morrison and Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan stood onstage at Anaheim's Arrowhead Pond arena, moments before his fifty-seventh birthday. The houselights were up, and Dylan was rollicking his way through "Rainy Day Women...