The Summer Set, Leon Russell, Cheap Trick, and More in This Week's Issue

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This week's music feature is on The Summer Set, and their unapologetically unoriginal music that's still worth a listen.

The oft overlooked Leon Russell is working on a new collaboration with the likes of T-Bone Burnett, Elton John, and Bernie Taupin. Oh yeah -- and he's coming to town, too.

Did Cheap Trick make it bigger than they ever should have? You be the judge. But you should know that they're featured in Rock Band 2.

We've also got show previews for M.C. Hammer, Secret Cities, M.O.T.O., Kasey Anderson, Radar Brothers, and Jordin Sparks.

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