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RBP ConcertsDiana Ross has announced dates for her mini-residency at the Venetian in Las Vegas, and reports indicate that  Lionel Richie, Janet Jackson and Ricky Martin may soon be following suit with residency deals of their own.According to The Las Vegas Sun, the Supremes singer will do nine shows in April.  Her new show, titled The Essential Diana Ross: Some Memories Never Fade, will run April 1, 3, 4, 7, 8, 10, 11, 15, 17 and 18.Diana's set list will be comprised of songs from her
01/26/2015 06:00:00pm
Verve/Universal MusicMark Knopfler has revealed that his latest solo album, Tracker, will be released on March 17, and the ex-Dire Straits frontman will support the record with a major tour that will include a lengthy North American leg taking place in September and October. The standard version of Tracker features 11 new tunes by Knopfler, including songs paying homage to two lauded late British literary figures, psychological fiction author Beryl Bainbridge and modernist poet Basil Bunti
01/26/2015 02:00:00pm
Sam Jones; Martyn Atkins; Image Group LA/ABCTom Petty and Electric Light Orchestra frontman Jeff Lynne are now listed on the songwriting credits of one of last year's biggest pop hits: "Stay with Me," the smash ballad by young U.K. singer Sam Smith.  Smith's rep confirmed the news to Rolling Stone, after a report was published recently in British tabloid The Sun revealing that the 22-year-old singer had amicably settled a copyright dispute brought by Petty's publishers over supposed simil
01/26/2015 12:13:00pm
True North RecordingsNew details have been revealed about Canadian rock legend Randy Bachman's upcoming solo album, Heavy Blues, including the cover art, the full track list and information about the guest guitarists who have contributed to the project.The album features 11 original songs written by the founding Guess Who and Bachman-Turner Overdrive member, including "Little Girl Lost" featuring Neil Young, the title track with Peter Frampton, "Oh My Lord" featuring lap-steel guitar whiz Robert
01/26/2015 10:00:00am
Danny ClinchThe Allman Brothers Band may have retired, but Gregg Allman isn’t slowing down.  He’s just announced a 21-date spring U.S. tour, kicking off in Ohio in March, and wrapping May 9 in Austin, Texas.Allman, who turned 67 last month, has rarely been more busy.  He just wrapped up an outing that concluded with a show Sunday night at AT&T park in San Francisco.  He also scored a Grammy nomination for Best American Roots Performance, for his fresh take wit
01/26/2015 09:58:00am
Yann Charles; Cheap Trick UnlimitedEach year, Peter Frampton usually teams up with one or more other famous veteran rock acts for a series of co-headlining dates, and 2015 will be no exception.  The veteran guitar whiz has lined up a number of joint North American shows with power-pop legends Cheap Trick that will take place in the late spring and summer.So far, seven co-headlining performances have been scheduled, stretching from a June 6 concert in Lincoln, California, through an Aug
01/26/2015 05:00:00am
Paul Marotta/Getty Images for SundanceCourtney Love once had a strained relationship with her daughter, Frances Bean Cobain, but they were all smiles Saturday at the premiere of the documentary Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck.Love posted a photo on Instagram of herself hugging her 22-year-old daughter on the red carpet of the premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. She said of Frances Bean, who served as an executive producer on the film, "So proud of you Bean."This is said to
01/26/2015 05:00:00am
Paolo Pellegrin; Angelo CricchiU2 guitarist The Edge and Patti Smith are among the stars who appear on Feedback Kitchen, a new web series that features celebrity chef Mario Batali, um, grilling various famous musicians about their creative process and how it relates to their passion for food.All five episodes of the series -- including shows featuring Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea, Jane's Addiction frontman Perry Farrell and crooner Josh Groban -- premiere on Monday, January 26, on Daily Mo
01/25/2015 05:00:00am
Columbia RecordsOn Thursday, a lengthy new interview Bob Dylan gave with AARP magazine that focused mostly on his upcoming standards album, Shadows in the Night, premiered online at AARP.org.  Now, the AARP organization has announced that the folk-rock great will be giving away free copies of the album to 50,000 of the magazine's readers.According to the AARP, a U.S.-based interest group for people aged 50 and over, the CDs will be sent out to randomly chosen subscribers.During the inter
01/23/2015 06:00:00pm
InterscopeMany were left scratching their heads when news broke that boxing legend Mike Tyson would be featured on a song on Madonna's upcoming album, Rebel Heart.  Now the nature of his contribution to the track “Iconic” has been revealed. "Madonna calls you and tells you to come somewhere, you go," Mike tells Rolling Stone.  "I didn't know what the hell I was going there for.  I'm just there having a good time and hanging out with Madonna.  She has her pr
01/23/2015 02:03:00pm
Courtesy Rubén Martin/RCA RecordsIs Carlos Santana the uncle of the next "American Idol"?  Could be!  The guitar legend's nephew Adam Lasher was among the contestants that were shown trying out for Fox's singing competition show on Thursday's American Idol episode, which was taped in New Orleans.Lasher, who hails from Danville, California, chose to sing an original song for the audition, accompanying himself on acoustic guitar.  Judge Keith Urban loved his voice and his a
01/23/2015 02:00:00pm
Cleopatra RecordsIn 2005, a tribute to Pink Floyd's 1979 concept album The Wall titled Back Against The Wall was released that featured an extraordinary lineup of rock stars, including past or current members of Yes, Styx, Toto, The Doors, King Crimson, Jethro Tull, Deep Purple and more.  To mark its 10th anniversary, the two-CD set was reissued this week with new artwork and several bonus tracks, while the collection also has been released on vinyl for the first time.Among the interesting
01/23/2015 10:01:00am
PRNewsFoto/AARPIn his first interview in three years, Bob Dylan chats with AARP magazine at length about Shadows in the Night, his upcoming album of standards, which will be released on February 3.Dylan reveals he'd been thinking about making an album like Shadows in the Night, which features 10 songs that Frank Sinatra recorded during his career, "ever since I heard Willie [Nelson]'s Stardust record in the late 1970s."  He adds, "All through the years, I've heard these songs being recorde
01/23/2015 05:00:00am
Courtesy of Kasim SultonVeteran rock bassist Kasim Sulton recently released his third solo album, the aptly titled 3, a collection of finely crafted pop and rock tunes. The 59-year-old musician says he's "very proud" of the record, which he recorded with the help of some famous musical friends and associates.Sulton probably is best known as the longtime bassist for Todd Rundgren's old group Utopia, and he also has toured and recorded with such other artists as Meat Loaf, Joan Jett & the B
01/23/2015 05:00:00am
Paul BrownMötley Crüe will wrap up their farewell tour on New Year's Eve with a concert at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. If you can't make it to that show, which is nearly sold out, you'll have the opportunity to see them live in the same venue the night before.The band has announced they'll perform at the Staples Center on December 30. Tickets will go on sale to the general public Saturday morning at 10 a.m. local time. At that same time, a limited number of tickets for the
01/23/2015 05:00:00am