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Amon Düül II Reissue

"... what’s more exciting is the long awaited return of this iconic German outfit after a nearly 20-year absence from the music world with a new album, Düülirium! This stunning new album features 3 of the group’s founding members - guitarist John Weinzierl, guitarist/violinist Chris Karrer, and vocalist Renate Knaup - and will be simultaneously released on both CD and vinyl June 10. "

Led Zeppelin First Three Albums Newly Remastered With Previously Unreleased Companion Audio

Some of my favorite albums as a teen, Led Zeppelin has announce the reissue of their entire catalog, with bonus audio and deluxe packaging. The first three albums are available in early June:

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Bernd "Nossi" Noske, R.I.P.

"Dear fans and friends of [[bands/birth-control|Birth Control]],
Unfortunately I have to post a very, very sad message. On Tuesday, 02.18.2014, our drummer and singer Bernd "Nossi" Noske passed away! The funeral took place in silence in the circle of family.
Who would like to support Nossi's widow with a donation can be sure that these will be thankfully accepted! Kornelia Sommerfeld-Noske, Zum Bäumchen 9, D-53809 Ruppichteroth, Germany

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Francesco Di Giacomo, R.I.P.

Re-posted from Greg Walker, of Synphonic:

"It is with great sadness to announce that Francesco Di Giacomo (the beloved tenor singer of [[bands/banco-del-mutuo-soccorso|Banco Del Mutuo Soccorso]]") passed away today from the result of a car accident. Details are sketchy about what caused the accident but it may be health related. Here is the posting on the internet and the English translation":

PFM to play Chicago 4/6

"[[bands/premiata-forneria-marconi-pfm|Premiata Forneria Marconi]] (PFM) (translation: Award-winning Marconi Bakery) is an Italian progressive rock band. They were the first Italian group to have success abroad, entering both the British and American charts. Between 1973 and 1977 they released five albums with English lyrics. They also had several successful European and American tours, playing at the popular Reading Festival in England and on a very popular national television program in the U.S.A.

Albums you should know, Part 5: Blossom Toes - We Are Ever So Clean

Song: What On Earth (1967)

Albums you should know, Part 4: Patto

Song: The Man (1970)

Richard Coughlan, R.I.P.

From the official Caravan Facebook page:

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Corrado Rustici Trio Live in Japan album due

Italian legend Corrado Rustici of [[bands/nova|Nova]] fame will be releasing an album from his 2010 tour of Japan. Here's the promo clip of the upcoming album "Live in Japan" by Corrado Rustici Trio. Starring Corrado Rustici (gtr), Steve Smith (drs) and Peter Vettese (keys).

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Arthur Brown

Another artist going the Pledgemusic route:
"Help raise the funds needed for one last album from the God of Hellfire himself, [[bands/brown-arthur|Arthur Brown]]."