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Courtesy of VH1VH1 Divas Holidays: Unsilent Night brought in massive ratings for the network on Monday night.According to Billboard, the hour-long special, which included performances by Patti LaBelle, Chaka Khan, Mariah Carey and Vanessa Williams, brought in 2 million viewers, making it the highest-rated Divas show in more than a decade.  The special, which retruned after a four-year hiatus, also managed to become a trending topic on Twitter.VH1 and Logo's executive vic
12/07/2016 06:00:00pm
Simon & SchusterThe audio version of Bruce Springsteen's best-selling memoir, Born to Run, was released this week. The legendary rocker, who recorded the 18-hour-long audiobook at his home studio in New Jersey, tells People that the experience was just as draining as playing one of his famous marathon concerts."[It] wasn't any easier for me than singing for four hours," he admits. "You really wear down your voice. But it was quite enjoyable."To augment the recording, Springsteen added some
12/07/2016 06:00:00pm
Michael Dorf PresentsThe music of Aretha Franklin will be spotlighted at the latest in the series of star-studded annual tribute concerts organized by New York City entrepreneur Michael Dorf. The show is scheduled for March 6, 2017, at New York's Carnegie Hall.The initial lineup of artists who will be saluting the Queen of Soul at the event includes Heart's Ann Wilson, Kenny Loggins, Todd Rundgren, ex-Labelle singer Sarah Dash, Taj Mahal and Melissa Etheridge, among others.General admission t
12/07/2016 02:00:00pm
Credit: Glenn GottliebThe 2017 edition of Yes' Cruise to the Edge is scheduled for early February, and the band has now lined up a February 3 warm-up show in Cherokee, North Carolina, and a weeklong series of additional U.S. concerts taking place after the seagoing festival.The prog-rock legends' other newly announced dates, which all are in the Southeastern U.S., run from a February 11 concert in St. Petersburg, Florida, through a February 17 gig in Biloxi, Mississippi. As with Yes' 2016
12/07/2016 10:00:00am
David M. Russell/Disney ABC Home Entertainment and Television DistributionMelissa Etheridge has released a new lyric video for her version of the Staples Singers classic, "Respect Yourself (People Stand Up)." The clip highlights social issues with a mix of modern images and archival footage.As Melissa's updated lyrics flash across the screen, we see images of the LGBT community and scenes from the Civil Rights movements of the 1960s. "You got to start in your heart/Do your part to turn the wo
12/07/2016 10:00:00am
Courtesy of Steve WinwoodSteve Winwood has announced his first tour dates of 2017, a series of spring shows that will take place in a variety of cities in the eastern U.S. The trek kicks off April 20 in Westbury, New York, and is plotted out through a May 10 concert at Nashville's famous Ryman Auditorium.The former Traffic and Spencer Davis Group frontman's schedule features a total of 14 shows, and also includes stops in New York City; Baltimore; Boston; Washington, D.C.; Richmond, Virginia
12/07/2016 05:00:00am
Andreas Terlaak/©2016 Neil Diamond ArchiveNeil Diamond will celebrate the 50th anniversary of his music career next year with a major tour that's mapped out from an April 7 in Fresno, California, through an August 12 show in Inglewood, California.In a new Rolling Stone interview, the legendary singer/songwriter reveals that the new concerts are selling very well, while noting that he's very proud fans still are interested in coming to see him perform after a half century in the busine
12/06/2016 06:00:00pm
Courtesy of CBSWe already knew Madonna was James Corden's next guest on Carpool Karaoke. Now The Late Late Show has posted a preview clip of her appearance, and she uses all of the real estate the passenger seat provides.The 58-year-old material girl, dressed in a black leather jacket and black denim jeans, cruises the streets of New York City with Corden, at one point turning around to kneel in her seat and twerk. The clip also teases whether or not Madonna once kissed Michael Jackson.
12/06/2016 02:00:00pm
PRNewsFoto/UMeFormer Yes keyboardist Rick Wakeman will release a new solo album titled Piano Portraits in early 2017 that features covers of a variety of well-known rock and pop songs, including some tunes on which he originally performed.The record boasts solo piano versions of Yes' "Wonderous Stories," The Beatles' "Help!" and "Eleanor Rigby," David Bowie's "Life on Mars" and "Space Oddity," Led Zeppelin's "Stairway to Heaven," Cat Stevens' "Morning Has Broken" and 10cc's "I'm Not in Love," a
12/06/2016 10:00:00am
Dave M. Benett/Getty ImageAn alleged secret romance between Michael Jackson and a young woman named Shana Mangatal will be revealed in a tell-all book written by Mangatal, reports Electronic Urban Report.In the book, titled Michael and Me: The Untold Story of Michael Jackson's Secret Romance, Mangatal claims that her love affair with the late pop icon began the first time she saw him at his 1988 Madison Square Garden concert in New York City, and lasted until 2009.
12/06/2016 10:00:00am
Columbia RecordsDavid Bowie may be gone, but his musical achievements continue. He and his last album, Blackstar, has been nominated for five Grammys, including Best Rock Song and Best Alternative Music Album.Bowie died just two days after releasing the critically-acclaimed Blackstar.  The title track has earned the late legend nods for Best Rock Performance and Best Rock Song, and the album itself is up for Best Alternative Album, where its competition includes discs by PJ Harvey, Iggy P
12/06/2016 09:29:00am
Interscope RecordsThe Rolling Stones' new album, Blue & Lonesome, is on track to debut at the top of the U.K.'s Official Albums Chart. According to, the rock legends' first studio effort since 2005's A Bigger Bang was sitting at #1 at the halfway point of the chart week after racking up nearly 66,000 in sales.The band's last new studio album to top the U.K. tally was Voodoo Lounge in 1994, although the reissue of The Stones' classic 1971 record Exile on Main St. made it to
12/06/2016 05:00:00am