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GOO GOO DOLLS: A Boy Named Reissue
 
Yes, Goo Goo Dolls fans, it's been 20 years since the release of A Boy Named Goo -- and the band is planning a deluxe reissue to celebrate.
 
The revamped album will feature seven previously unreleased tracks -- a mix of acoustic recordings and covers. It'll be available on vinyl, on CD and as a digital release, and will be out on November 27th. Fans who pre-order it will get an instant download of a live version of "Long Way Down."
 
On October 23rd, the hit single "Dizzy Up the Girl" will be released on vinyl for the first time.
 
 
VH1 BEST MUSIC OF 2015: Miguel, Tori Kelly, George Ezra and More
 
Miguel, Tori Kelly, George Ezra and Hozier are on the bill for Best Music of 2015: You Oughta Know. The annual VH1 showcase of emerging artists will also include performances by James Bay, Nate Ruess, Rachel Platten, Elle King and X Ambassadors.
 
The concert airs on November 12th at 9 PM (ET) live on VH1.
 
 
CARLOS SANTANA: How to Change the Mind of a Killer
 
Carlos Santana has commented on Thursday's shooting-spree at an Oregon college and offered a plan to try to change the minds of those who are contemplating doing the same thing. 
 
He writes on his social media feeds: "Yes! Enough is enough. People, let’s change the mindset of a mass murder suicide monster."
 
A) Create and erect billboards in city's road highways that touch the heart center core of those who are contemplating the unspeakable act of mass murder and destroying innocent lives.
 
Ingrain in the brain and mind positive affirmations that changes fear, hurt, anger, pain, loneliness, vengeance and revenge with words that have the power to give back the glorious feeling of knowing you are a beam of light with the sole purpose to bring love, compassion, patience, mercy, generosity, kindness and healing. Words like: I am significant; I am meaningful; I can rock the world’s foundation doing good, great and wonderful deeds; I am worthy of the highest good abundance of blessings and miracles; I am capable of creating miracles and offering blessings.
B) Utilize music to touch people's hearts in only the most loving and positive ways. Put love into the lyrics, intention, vibration and soul of the music that we may help people from inside out -- from the spiritual to the physical.
 
Examples of songs:
"Imagine" - John Lennon
"One Love" - Bob Marley
"A Love Supreme" - John Coltrane
"A Change Is Gonna Come" - Sam Cooke
"All You Need Is Love" - The Beatles
"What's Going On" - Marvin Gaye
"Wonderful World" / "Over the Rainbow" - Israel Kamakawiwo'ole
Add all these songs to radio all day and night. Work with Live Nation for billboards, radio, TV commercials and airplay.
 
C) Be a living, breathing, walking, talking real life example of love... Be loving in only the most appropriate ways -- be compassionate, kind, forgiving, caring and sharing.
 
 
BIG HEAD TODD & THE MONSTERS: Live Disc, Live Dates
 
Big Head Todd and The Monsters have released their third concert album: Live at Red Rocks June 6, 2015. And with the release comes the announcement of a 2016 tour, which will get under way on January 12th in Salt Lake City and currently extends through late March.
 
All the dates can be found on the band's website, BigHeadTodd.com.
 
 
RAY DAVIES: Beatles or the Stones?   
 
Ray Davies was asked on BBC 2 Radio Friday morning to choose between The Beatles and The Rolling Stones.
 
Having shared bills with both groups, he opted for The Beatles, calling them "a better rock band. The Stones are more of a groove band."
 
Host Chris Evans then asked him to choose between John Lennon and Paul McCartney. Ray went with Lennon. Asked to choose between Lennon and George Harrison, Ray said, "John was a beautiful person. George was a sweet person... I like sweet things."
 
 
RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS: Frusciante's Ex Wants Big Bucks
 
Former Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist John Frusciante has been blindsided by a lawsuit from his ex-wife, who thinks he can afford to pay her $75,000 per month in support.
 
Nicole Frusciante, who filed for divorce from the musician back in May, initially took a small lump sum payment, but TMZ says she's changed her mind and now wants a much bigger payday. She says that Frusciante, who recently announced that he'd be putting out all his future releases for free, is worth $14 million and can afford it.