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Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine Confirms Remains of Mother-in-Law Found

Dave Kotinsky/Getty ImagesMegadeth singer Dave Mustaine has confirmed that authorities have found the body of his mother-in-law, 76-year-old Sally Estabrook, who was last seen at a campground near Julian, California on October 4.

“Yesterday evening I received a call that a person had located a body and the investigators from SDSD Homicide Division described our beloved mother, Sally Estabrook,” he wrote on his Facebook page on Thursday. “Thank you all for your prayers, your good thoughts, and positive vibes.

Authorities reported that a maintenance worker discovered her body in dense brush a half-mile away from the RV park where she lived with her husband, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune.

Estabrook was suffering from dementia, and wandered away from the campground while her husband was showering.

Authorities will conduct an autopsy to determine the cause of death.

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Bob Seger’s CMT “Crossroads” Special with Country Star Jason Aldean Premieres Friday

Rick Diamond/Getty Images for CMTJust a reminder that the latest episode of the CMT television series Crossroads, which sees Bob Seger teaming up with country star Jason Aldean, premieres Friday at 10 p.m. ET.

The program will feature Seger and Aldean trading vocals on each other’s big hits. You can check out preview clips of the two stars performing Bob’s classic tunes “Turn the Page” and “Hollywood Nights” now at CMT.com and People.com, respectively.

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Record Store Day Black Friday Features Special Releases by The Beatles, Neil Young, David Bowie & Many More

Courtesy Record Store DayThis Friday marks the 2014 edition of Record Store Day’s “Black Friday” campaign, a time for vinyl lovers to give thanks for their local independent record shops. Among the many artists that are releasing limited-edition and exclusive LPs, EPs, singles and collections in conjunction with the unofficial holiday are The Beatles, Neil Young, David Bowie, Jimi Hendrix, The Kinks, Metallica and The Ramones.

The Beatles’ offering is a replica of their 1964 U.K. EP Long Tall Sally, a seven-inch disc with mono sound featuring the band’s rendition of the Little Richard classic and three other tunes.

Young is issuing a limited-edition box set called Official Release Series Discs 5-8 that gathers 180-gram vinyl versions of four of his albums — 1973’s Time Fades Away, 1974’s On the Beach, and 1975’s Tonight’s the Night and Zuma. The collection originally had been slated for release as part of this past April’s Record Store Day initiative, but was postponed.

Bowie’s contribution to Record Store Day is a 10-inch single featuring his new song “Sue (or in a Season of Crime),” which also is included on the influential singer’s new compilation, Nothing Has Changed. The track appears as the A-side of the single, which features another new Bowie song, “Tis a Pity She’s a Whore,” on its B-side.

Hendrix’s Black Friday release is a two-LP set titled Hear My Music that’s pressed on 200-gram audiophile vinyl. The album offers various unreleased studio recordings the late guitar legend made during 1969.

The Kinks’ are issuing an expanded, two-LP, 180-gram vinyl version of their acclaimed 1971 album, Muswell Hillbillies. The first disc features the original album, while the second contains studio outtakes, rarities and recordings the band did for famed BBC deejay John Peel‘s radio show.

Metallica is issuing the 12-inch “Lords of Summer” single, featuring studio and live versions of the new song’s “first pass.”

The Ramones’ Record Store Day release is a disc named Morrissey Curates The Ramones. As the title suggests, the album is a compilation featuring songs by the punk pioneers chosen personally by the former Smiths frontman.

Other exclusive vinyl releases that will be available in conjunction with the 2014 Record Store Day “Black Friday” event include discs from Bon Jovi, Ronnie James Dio, The Doors, Genesis, The Grateful Dead, The PretendersChrissie Hynde, Iron Butterfly, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Judas Priest, Joe Satriani and The Velvet Underground.

Visit RecordStoreDay.com to check out the complete list of this year’s “Black Friday” special releases.

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John Densmore Says He Hopes Doors’ Record Store Day Single Brings Attention to Native American Issues

Rhino/ElektraThe Doors traditionally are among the artists who issue limited-edition vinyl discs as part of Record Store Day’s “Black Friday” campaign, and this year is no exception. The latest offering from the band in conjunction with the initiative not only is a cool collectible but also will raise money for a worthy cause.

It’s a 12-inch vinyl split single, with one side featuring “Ghost Song” — a spoken-word track from the 1978 album American Prayer — and the other featuring “Drums,” a cover of a tune written by late Native American singer/songwriter Peter LaFarge that Doors drummer John Densmore recorded with some other musicians for a 2010 tribute CD.

The special disc was the brainchild of Densmore, who explains to ABC News Radio that sales of the single will benefit the Honor the Treaties organization’s efforts to “amplify voices of indigenous communities through art.” He explains that he came up with the idea to put the two songs together because they both featured Native American themes and imagery. “Ghost Song” is a Jim Morrison poem set to music in which, as Densmore explains, “Jim talks about that incident when he was a kid…he felt like Native American spirits jump[ed] into him when he witnessed a car accident.” As for “Drums,” it’s a song that LaFarge wrote about his struggle to maintain his pride in his Native American heritage.

In an interesting side note, Densmore’s cover of “Drums” also features vocals by late Native American actor Floyd “Red Crow” Westerman, who portrayed the shaman in The Doors movie.

Densmore tells ABC News Radio that one of his inspirations for the single was famed graphic artist Shepard Fairey, who is a big supporter of Honor the Treaties and who created the striking cover art for the release.

Meanwhile, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame drummer points out that releasing the single on the day following Thanksgiving seems well timed.

“It’s sort of synchronistic,” he maintains. “It’s the day after that day we celebrate where, I don’t know if we think enough about how the first peoples of this land taught us how to give thanks, and we were not terribly nice to them, ultimately. And so, I’m very pleased this is being released on Black Friday.”

Densmore says that he’s “extremely proud” of the “Ghost Song”/”Drums” single and hopes “that it sells well to get some dough, in the form of positive energy, to empower Native American artists and Native advocacy groups, and reach a worldwide audience.”

Visit RecordStoreDay.com to check out a complete list of special “Black Friday” releases.

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KISS Performing with 600 Cheerleaders Today at Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Live Nation EntertainmentHere’s one more reason to be thankful on Turkey Day, rock fans: KISS is one of the artists who will be performing at the 88th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City. The three-hour holiday extravaganza will air live on NBC starting at 9 a.m. ET.

In conjunction with the band’s performance, 600 cheerleaders from throughout the U.S. will salute KISS during a medley of the group’s classic songs. More than 3.5 million people are expected to gather along the route of the parade, while an estimated 50 million-plus viewers will be watching on TV nationwide.

KISS is scheduled to make their appearance on the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade sometime between 11:13 and 11:18 a.m. ET. This marks the first time ever that the band will play the event. This year’s entertainment lineup also includes Idina Menzel, Nick Jonas, The Madden Brothers, Meghan Trainor and American Authors.

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Stuff Yourself Silly on Billy: MSG Network Plans All-Billy Joel Thanksgiving Day Lineup

Courtesy Library of CongressIf watching the Thanksgiving Day Parade or football isn’t your thing, you may want to spend your holiday watching The Piano Man instead….over and over again.

Starting at 8 a.m. ET, the MSG Network is airing A Thanksgiving State of Mind: The Billy Joel Marathon, an entire day’s worth of programming dedicated to the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer. You can watch six concert events, as well as a 30-minute documentary about Joel’s residency at Madison Square Garden. This summer, he’ll set the record for most shows performed at the legendary venue by a single artist: 65.

Among the concerts that will be airing are Live from Rome, The Last Play at Shea, Live from Yankee Stadium, Live from Long Island, The River of Dreams and Live from Shea. Each special will be repeated throughout the day, and the whole thing wraps up at 2 a.m. on Friday. Check your local listings for more details.

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