It looks like ‘Star Wars: Battlefront II’ will ditch the Season Pass – Mashable


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Mysterious Microsoft patch killed 0days released by NSA-leaking Shadow Brokers – Ars Technica

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Mysterious Microsoft patch killed 0days released by NSA-leaking Shadow Brokers
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Bruce Springsteen’s Archives Release Rarities-Filled 2008 St. Louis Show

Bruce Springsteen has unleashed his first archival live release of the year, with the rocker focusing on a rarities-filled St. Louis gig from 2008.

The August 23rd, 2008 concert, recorded in the midst of the E Street Band’s tour in support of Magic, featured Springsteen and company performing some songs for the first time in decades thanks to sign requests in the audience.

These include the band’s renditions of the Crystals’ “Then He Kissed Me” and Harold Dorman’s “Mountain of Love,” which hadn’t been performed by Springsteen and the E Street Band since 1975.

Springsteen also delivered his seldom-performed cover of Chuck Berry‘s “Little Queenie” in the encore; the St. Louis gig in 2008 marked the first time since 2002 that Springsteen played that track live, as well as the last time the E Street Band has whipped it out in concert. Check out that cover below (via Ultimate Classic Rock):

Check out Springsteen’s live archive site for full track list and download information. Physical copies of Scottrade Center, St. Louis, 8/23/08 will ship May 1st.

In November, the Springsteen archives dug up a Buffalo 2009 concert that featured a full album performance of Greetings From Asbury Park, N.J. as well as the last time saxophonist Clarence Clemons played with the E Street Band before his June 2011 death. 2016 also saw the first official release of Springsteen’s famed “Christic Shows,” a pair of solo concerts recorded in Los Angeles in November 1990.

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See Billy Joel Sing ‘New York State of Mind’ With Kevin Spacey

Kevin Spacey joined Billy Joel onstage Friday night to duet on “New York State of Mind” during Joel’s monthly Madison Square Garden show.

After Joel handled the song’s first verse, the House of Cards actor ambled onstage without any fanfare before the singer gave Spacey a brief introduction. Without missing a note, the song continued with Spacey tackling the second verse.

Over the track’s six-minute runtime, Joel and Spacey continued to trade lines. Although Spacey captured the moment with an onstage selfie with Joel, the actor hasn’t posted that photo on any of his popular social media accounts.

This wasn’t the first time Joel and Spacey have performed together onstage: In November 2014, when Joel was honored with the Library of Congress’ Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, Spacey played “Piano Man” alongside Joel, with the actor even showcasing his harmonica chops.

Joel’s latest MSG concert also featured a brief tribute to J. Geils, who died earlier in the week, with a snippet of “Centerfold” that was performed in the middle of “River of Dreams.”

Joel’s recent concerts have featured a wellspring of surprise guests, including an onstage King of Queens reunion between Kevin James and Leah Remini during “She’s Got a Way” and a Joan Jett guest spot at Joel’s Nassau Coliseum reopening concert earlier this month. At Joel’s MSG show in March, the Young Rascals and John Mellencamp joined the singer.

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Music Think Tank Weekly Recap: Music Therapy • Join A Military Band • Website Must-Haves • More

6a00d83451b36c69e201b8d1b7a85c970c-150wiThis week on MusicThinkTank, we explored topics ranging from why you might want to consider joining a military band, to the eight thing every music website simply must have, the benefits of music theory, and more!