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Credit: Mark LondonFounding Beach Boys mastermind Brian Wilson has padded the list of dates for his recently announced world tour celebrating the 50th anniversary of his band's influential 1966 album Pet Sounds with a bunch of new shows. The U.S. leg of the trek, which gets underway with a June 14 concert in Burlington, Vermont, now is mapped out through an October 15 performance in Sacramento, California.Other newly added dates include a July 10 hometown concert at the Hollywood Bowl in Lo
02/13/2016 05:00:00am
Credit: Alan SilfenBefore being honored with a special tribute at the Grammy Awards on Monday, Lionel Richie will be recognized at the 2016 MusiCares Person of the Year gala tonight.The star-studded tribute concert, which takes place at the Los Angeles Convention Center, will include performances by Stevie Wonder, Lenny Kravitz, Rihanna, Dave Grohl, John Legend, Usher, Pharrell Williams, Demi Lovato, Luke Bryan and many other stars. Lionel is being honored for his philanthropy and artistic contr
02/13/2016 05:00:00am
ABC/Lou RoccoIt looks like Barry Manilow made it through his emergency oral surgery just fine. A message posted Friday on the pop legend's official website says, "Barry is out of surgery and doing well. His Doctors report that the surgery was successful and they expect no further complications."The note adds, with a touch of humor, that "Manilow has been instructed not to talk, sing or rap" for the next 48 hours. The message also points out that the 72-year-old singer "thanks everyone for th
02/12/2016 06:01:00pm
Sony MusicThe Scorpions' launched a major world tour commemorating their 50th anniversary last year, and the German hard rockers are continuing to mark the milestone in 2016 with a variety of new concerts across the globe. In honor of the ongoing trek, the band is set to release a three-disc "Tour Edition" of its 2015 studio album, Return to Forever, on April 22.The new collection features a CD version of Return to Forever with seven bonus cuts, and two DVDs containing footage of a pair of r
02/12/2016 06:01:00pm
Legacy RecordingsThe soundtrack to the acclaimed Janis Joplin documentary Janis: Little Girl Blue was released as a digital album today, February 12, though you'll have to wait until Friday, March 4 if you want it on CD. The 17-track collection features a mix of classic studio recordings and concert performances spanning the late singer's entire career, including rare live versions of her tunes.Janis: Little Girl Blue includes a previously unreleased rendition of her hit "Piece of My H
02/12/2016 02:00:00pm
Warner Bros. RecordsLast year, Fleetwood Mac released a deluxe reissue of its 1979 double album Tusk that included a variety of live recordings captured during the band's 1979-1980 world tour in support of the record. Now, the group is to make those recordings available as a separate three-LP vinyl collection titled Fleetwood Mac: In Concert, which will be released on March 4.The live album features performances of 21 songs culled from shows that Fleetwood Mac played in four cities during t
02/12/2016 10:00:00am
Credit: Douglas PuddifootA new one-night-only cinema event focusing on Queen's historic 1975 Christmas Eve concert at the Hammersmith Odeon in London, and marking the 40th anniversary of "Bohemian Rhapsody," will be screened at hundreds of theaters across the U.S. on March 8. Queen: A Night in Bohemia will feature highlights from the famous show, including the first live recorded performance of "Bohemian Rhapsody," as well as a new documentary boasting archival footage and rare interviews w
02/12/2016 05:00:00am
Clayton Call/Redferns2019 will mark the 50th anniversary of the landmark Woodstock Music & Art Fair, which drew nearly half a million people to upstate New York to see acts like The Who, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Creedence Clearwater Revival, The Grateful Dead and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, and became a symbol of the '60s. Now, original organizer Michael Lang says plans are in the works for an anniversary concert.Lang tells The Poughkeepsie Journal that discussions are underway wi
02/12/2016 05:00:00am
Credit: Marina ChavezBonnie Raitt has just added a bunch of new dates to her 2016 North American tour. The singer has confirmed that she will now be playing 21 shows across the U.S. in August and September.The new run of dates kicks off August 12 in Wallingford, Connecticut, and is mapped out through a September 24 show in Berkeley, California. Among the major cities that Raitt will visit are Boston, Baltimore, Philadelphia, Minneapolis and Salt Lake City. All venues are yet to be announc
02/11/2016 06:00:00pm
Courtesy of The Best FestThe first night of the two-part Fleetwood Mac Fest tribute concert took place Tuesday at the Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles. Among the eclectic variety of celebrities taking part in the show were Courtney Love, Jane's Addiction singer Perry Farrell, pop star Carly Rae Jepsen, KT Tunstall, the late George Harrison's son, Dhani Harrison, and actors Sarah Silverman, Will Forte, Juliette Lewis, Danny Masterson and Bijou Phillips.Jepsen opened the show with a cover of "Hold Me
02/10/2016 06:00:00pm
Courtesy of Rock and Roll Hall of FameIf you can't make it out to Brooklyn, New York, to attend this year's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, there's only one other place you can watch the big event in its entirety -- the Rock Hall in Cleveland itself. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum will host the Official Simulcast Party, which will be held on Friday, April 8, and will feature an uncensored live screening of the ceremony from Broolyn's Barclays Center.Tickets for th
02/10/2016 06:00:00pm
Credit: Elissa KlineToday marks the 45th anniversary of the release of Carole King's classic album Tapestry, which established the prolific singer/songwriter as a major solo star.Throughout the 1960s, King had churned out hit after hit for other artists with her husband and songwriting partner, Gerry Goffin, but after the couple divorced in 1969, Carole focused on recording her own tunes. Tapestry, King's sophomore album, featured such hits as the chart-topping double single "It's Too Late" an
02/10/2016 02:00:00pm
Courtesy of NetflixYou know The Beatles -- now meet Beat Bugs. It's a new animated children's series premiering on Netflix this August that will incorporate various new cover versions of classic Fab Four songs into its storylines.Among the many artists confirmed to contribute renditions of Beatles tunes to the show are Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder, Soundgarden's Chris Cornell, Pink, Sia and James Bay. The series, which was created by Josh Wakely, focuses on the adventures of a group of tiny friends
02/10/2016 02:00:00pm

Paul McCartney Composes Music for Skype's New Animated Love-Themed Emoticons

Courtesy of Skype 2016After composing music for the popular 2014 video game Destiny, Paul McCartney is once again pairing his songwriting talents with modern technology in a new partnership with Skype. The former Beatles star has created original music for a series of love-themed "Mojis," animated characters that you can employ to express various heartfelt emotions while using the video-chat platform.McCartney composed music and devised sounds for 10 love Mojis, which have been released just
02/10/2016 12:00:00pm
Credit: Ross HalfinRock guitar legend Jeff Beck will mark his 50-year career as a musician with a special concert on August 10 at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles.  The show will be a double celebration, as Beck will welcome as a special guest blues great Buddy Guy, whose 80th birthday takes place on July 30."Sharing the stage and this moment with Buddy is a dream for me," Jeff says in statement. "His live concerts are legendary and the music world would be a very boring place withou
02/10/2016 10:00:00am