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Alan Silfen/UMG NashvilleLooks like Lionel Richie will be following in the footsteps of his "Endless Love" duet partner, Diana Ross, and will launch a residency in Las Vegas.The Las Vegas Sun reports that Richie and promoters are eying a stint of shows at Axis at Planet Hollywood, in between dates by pop star Britney Spears who has a long-term run ongoing at the venue.  Meanwhile the former Supreme may be returning to Vegas for more shows. This month Ross played nine shows at the Venet
04/26/2015 06:00:00am
Credit: Bruce AdlerNot content to sit back and rest on her rock and roll laurels, newly minted Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Joan Jett has recorded a song for the forthcoming film, Miss You Already.The song is the title track to the movie -- which focuses on the lifelong friendship of two women -- and hits on the film's themes of loss and the preciousness of memories in a razor-toothed surge of guitars with a hot chorus," according to Rolling Stone. It was written by Jett, guitarist Dougie Nee
04/26/2015 06:00:00am
Ross Halfin/Universal Music GroupFans of Elton John and The Who unable to get to New Orleans for the popular New Orleans Heritage and Jazz Festival can get all of the action with AXS TV's live broadcast next weekend.The network will be airing 21 hours of live and recorded performances from this year's fest, taking place May 1-3.  Besides Elton and The Who, the AXS broadcast also will feature Chicago, Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band, Steve Winwood, Lenny Kravitz, The O'Jays and m
04/25/2015 06:00:00am
Image Courtesy of RhinoThe R.E.M. documentary R.E.M. by MTV, which explores the relationship between the legendary band and the music network, will be released on Blu-ray and as a standalone DVD on June 2. The film previously had only been available as a part of a six-disc DVD collection called I Want My REMTV.In addition to the film, the R.E.M. by MTV Blu-ray and DVD will feature five rarely seen live performances.R.E.M. by MTV will also be screened in select theaters on Tuesday,
04/23/2015 07:00:00pm
Credit: Martyn AtkinsJeff Lynne was recognized for his many musical achievements with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at a ceremony held earlier today in front of the famous Capitol Records Building in downtown Los Angeles.  As expected, Eagles guitarist Joe Walsh and Tom Petty both were on hand to deliver speeches saluting the Electric Light Orchestra frontman and acclaimed producer, who said he was "thrilled to bits" to receive the honor.After an introduction by Hollywood Chamber of
04/23/2015 07:00:00pm
Credit: Greg VorobiovHall & Oates singer John Oates has signed a deal to publish his autobiography in late 2016.  Oates is collaborating with veteran music writer Chris Epting on the as-yet-untitled memoir, which will recount the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer's life story, including his fateful move from New York City to Philadelphia, where he met Daryl Hall; his long and eventful partnership with Hall; and his various other musical explorations.In a statement, Oates explains that he's
04/23/2015 03:00:00pm
Credit: Ross HalfinBruce Springsteen, Joan Jett, Billy Idol, Foreigner guitarist Mick Jones are among the stars who will be on hand to salute The Who's Pete Townshend at the 11th annual MusiCares MAP Fund benefit concert, scheduled for May 28 at Best Buy Theater in New York City.  As previously reported, Townshend will receive the Stevie Ray Vaughan Award at the event for his support of the MAP Fund's work aiding musicians fighting addiction and substance abuse.Springsteen will present
04/23/2015 03:00:00pm
Credit: MJ KimWho's the richest music artist from the U.K. or Ireland?  Maybe you won't be amazed to find out that, once again, it's Paul McCartney, according to The Sunday Times' latest annual Rich List. The BBC reports that the ex-Beatles star topped the newspaper's tally this year with a fortune of 730 million pounds, which is about $1.1 billion.  The sum includes 150 million pounds -- or about $225 million -- from his wife, trucking heiress Nancy Shevell.  Last year, M
04/23/2015 12:48:00pm
Library of CongressEven people who aren't Billy Joel fans probably know that he's from Long Island, New York, and now one of that area's top universities will be presenting the Piano Man with an honorary degree next month.Joel will receive a Doctor of Music degree from Stony Brook University during the school's 55th commencement ceremony on May 22; he'll also speak at the event.  The university has been the recipient of the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer's generosity over the years: He's
04/23/2015 11:01:00am
Esoteric AntennaEarlier this month, Todd Rundgren released a new album titled Global, which finds the prolific singer/songwriter exploring the same electronic sounds featured prominently on his previous studio effort, 2013's State.  But while some of State's songs looked at the alienation mankind is experiencing in this technologically advanced era, Rundgren says a major theme behind Global's tunes is the idea that people need to work together to help solve the world's problems."A lot
04/23/2015 06:00:00am
Credit: Martyn AtkinsJust a reminder that Electric Light Orchestra frontman Jeff Lynne will be honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame today.  The unveiling ceremony for the commemorative marker is scheduled to take place at 11:30 a.m. PT at 1750 North Vine Street in front of the famous Capitol Records Building.Tom Petty -- who played with Lynne in the supergroup The Traveling Wilburys -- and Eagles guitarist Joe Walsh will be on to hand to take part in the festivities, while H
04/23/2015 06:00:00am
Courtesy of The Grateful DeadLast week, The Grateful Dead's surviving members announced that their three sold-out Fare Thee Well concerts at Chicago's Soldier Field -- on July 3, 4 and 5 -- will be screened live in theaters across the U.S.  Now, plans have been unveiled for those shows to be shown as a live, high-definition pay-per-view broadcast via satellite and cable providers, and on mobile devices.The pay-per-view special will offer full coverage of each five-hour event.  It als
04/22/2015 07:00:00pm
Sam Taylor-WoodDon't go taking my glasses!  According to Memphis publication The Commercial Appeal, police are still trying to figure out who might have stolen a pair of Elton John's heart-shaped specs from the Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum on Tuesday night.The museum's executive director, John Doyle, said the glasses were in a display case with two locks on it and the locks on the case had been compromised.  Authorities are treating it as a theft, though officials said the glasses a
04/22/2015 07:00:00pm
Credit: Elde StewartCrosby, Stills & Nash are preparing to hit the road for a U.S. spring tour next week, but after that trek winds down, Graham Nash will launch a North American outing of his own.  The folk-rock legend's newly announced summer tour is mapped out from a July 12 performance at the Vancouver Island MusicFest in Coquitlam, Canada, through and August 15 concert in Great Barrington, Massachusetts.The shows, billed as "An Evening with Graham Nash," will feature the singer
04/22/2015 03:00:00pm
Image Courtesy of Roger WatersThe new concert film featuring focusing on Roger Waters' acclaimed The Wall Live Tour will open in theaters around the world on September 29.  The movie, titled Roger Waters The Wall, includes footage from a few of the many shows that the ex-Pink Floyd star played during the 2010-2013 trek, as well as interview footage with Waters.In addition, the film features documentary scenes of Roger musing about the toll war has taken on his family, along with footage o
04/22/2015 03:00:00pm