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Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers are celebrating 40 years in rock. Photo: Joel Bernstein

Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers’ 40th anniversary tour to play Atlanta

11:34 am Dec. 9, 2016

BY MELISSA RUGGIERI/AJC Music Scene

Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers are commemorating their 40 years in the music business by going on tour.

The band, with special opening guest Joe Walsh, will play Philips Arena at 7:30 p.m. April 27. A fan club pre-sale will begin at 10 a.m. Dec. 14 and tickets will go on sale for the general public at 10 a.m. Dec. 16 through www.ticketmaster.com, the venue box

Mick Jagger becomes a father for the eighth time

2:54 pm Dec. 8, 2016

BY MELISSA RUGGIERI/AJC Music Scene

It’s the second new arrival in a week for Mick Jagger.

The virile Rolling Stones leader, 73, became a father for the eighth time on Thursday, when his 29-year-old girlfriend,

Emerson Lake & Palmer back in the day.

Emerson Lake & Palmer co-founder Greg Lake dies at 69

11:31 am Dec. 8, 2016

BY MELISSA RUGGIERI/AJC Music Scene

Greg Lake of Emerson, Lake & Palmer died on Wednesday (Dec. 7) after what the band described on its Facebook page as a “long and stubborn battle with cancer. The singer-bassist-guitarist was 69.

Lake, who was lead singer on the first two King Crimson albums, formed ELP in 1970 with keyboardist Keith Emerson and drummer Carl Palmer and created some of the most popular prog

When to catch ‘Hairspray Live!’ on TV

2:27 pm Dec. 7, 2016

BY MELISSA RUGGIERI/AJC Music Scene

A few weeks ago, video producer Ryon Horne and I traveled to Los Angeles to spend the day on the NBC set of “Hairspray Live!”

We were there to observe Atlanta’s Kenny