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Lloyd Bishop/NBC; The Hartman GroupBilly Joel played his monthly concert at New York City's Madison Square Garden on Thursday and during the show he welcomed another legendary local singer/keyboardist to the stage, The Rascals' Felix Cavaliere.  Joel and Cavaliere teamed up for an inspired rendition of The Rascals' classic 1966 #1 hit "Good Lovin'."You can check out fan-filmed video of the performance on YouTube.  Cavaliere also posted a link to the clip on his official website, Feli
05/29/2015 07:00:00pm
RhinoOther Voices and Full Circle, the two studio albums The Doors recorded as a trio after frontman Jim Morrison's death, will be reissued September 4 as separate vinyl LPs and packaged as a two-CD set.  For years, the albums only could be purchased as digital downloads, and they've never been released together on CD.Doors members Ray Manzarek, Robby Krieger and John Densmore began working on the material for Other Voices in Los Angeles while Morrison was in Paris taking a planned hiatu
05/29/2015 03:00:00pm
Credit: James O'MaraNew details have emerged about the health issue that has led to Joni Mitchell's hospitalization.  Billboard and Showbiz411 both report that sources have told them the lauded singer/songwriter suffered a brain aneurysm.Showbiz411 further reports Mitchell has been moved to a rehabilitation facility, and that some of Joni's friends are saying Leslie Morris, her longtime friend who was recently granted conservatorship over the 71-year-old musician, is trying to set things
05/29/2015 01:26:00pm
Kristen Burns; Eric McCandless/CBSIf you thought the best night of British pop star Adele's life was that time she won an armload of Grammys, or when she won an Oscar, think again.  The best night of the singer's life was, evidently, Wednesday night, when she got to meet one of her idols: Stevie Nicks.Nicks and Adele came face-to-face backstage when Stevie's band, Fleetwood Mac, played at London's O2 Arena.  Adele posted a photo of herself posing with Nicks and wrote, "So...tonight
05/29/2015 11:00:00am
Mountain JamThe 11th Annual Mountain Jam festival is coming up, with headlining sets from Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters, longtime Allman Brothers Band guitarist Warren Haynes' group Gov't Mule, and other stars.  But if you can't make it out to New York's Hunter Mountain next weekend for the event, software company Tourpedo is offering you a chance to stream the four-day festival, and support charity while doing so.Fans will be able to live-stream all four days of the
05/29/2015 06:00:00am
Jason Kirk/Getty ImagesMichael Jackson's Neverland Ranch is on the market, and it can be yours for $100 million.The property, located in Los Olivos, California, about 40 miles from Santa Barbara, is now called “Sycamore Valley Ranch,” Suzanne Perkins, one of the realtors, tells the Wall Street Journal.The amusement park rides are gone, according to the agents, as are the orangutans and elephant. However, there is currently a llama on the property, as well as the railroad tracks an
05/29/2015 06:00:00am
Theo Wargo/WireImage for NARASWhen The Who brought their current tour to the New York area this week, guitarist Pete Townshend took some time out Thursday night to accept a prestigious honor from the MusiCares MAP fund, which provides musicians with access to recovery treatment free of charge.  At the organization's 11th annual benefit concert, which also honored longtime Who manager Bill Curbishley, Townshend was saluted by famous fans and friends, including Bruce Springsteen, who prais
05/29/2015 06:00:00am
Mountain JamThe 11th Annual Mountain Jam festival is coming up with headlining sets from Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters as well as The Black Keys and Alabama Shakes.  But if you can't make it out to New York's Hunter Mountain next weekend for the event, software company Tourpedo is offering you a chance to stream the four-day festival, and support charity while doing so.Fans will be able to live-stream all four days of the fest, with viewers donating what they want, be
05/29/2015 06:00:00am
PRNewsFoto/Epic RightsAs a member of KISS, Paul Stanley has reaped the benefits of the band's voracious penchant for selling branded items, and now the singer/guitarist is set to launch his own lifestyle brand company.  The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer has teamed with the Epic Rights marketing company to create the Paul Stanley: Royals & Rebels brand, which will be introduced next month at the Licensing Expo trade event in Las Vegas.Among the various products expected to be included
05/28/2015 07:00:00pm
David Montgomery/UMeThe Rolling Stones have offered up a new preview from the deluxe reissues of the band's 1971 album Sticky Fingers, which will be released on June 9.  A video featuring an alternate version of the country-flavored gem "Dead Flowers" has been posted on the band's official VEVO page and VEVO YouTube channel.The track sounds grittier and more bluesy than the version on the original Sticky Fingers album, with more prominent lead, rhythm and bass guitars.  In addition,
05/28/2015 07:00:00pm
Kevin Mazur/WireImageU2 played its second of five scheduled concerts at The Forum in Inglewood, California Wednesday, and Bono paused a number of times to pay tribute to Dennis Sheehan, the band's longtime tour manager, who died early that morning in his hotel room at age 68.  "What a privilege to share the stage with these brothers of mine and to share this evening with you who have given us everything," he said, according to Billboard.  "U2 is kind of a family.  It's
05/28/2015 03:01:00pm
Sean Evans; ABC NewsPink Floyd's surviving original members, bassist Roger Waters and drummer Nick Mason, reunited on Thursday morning to unveil a commemorative blue plaque at the site of the London school where the band first formed.  Waters, Mason and late Floyd keyboardist Richard Wright all attended Regent Street Polytechnic between 1962 to 1965, and founded the group during their time at the college.According to theThe Evening Standard, Waters said during the unveiling ceremony, "We
05/28/2015 11:00:00am
Warner Bros. RecordsAt age 69, Cher is still a fashion icon.  The singer is the new face of Marc Jacobs’ fall campaign.The first ad from the campaign, posted to the designer's Instagram account, features a regal-looking Cher dressed in an all-black ensemble: black jacket, long black pleated skirt and black gloves."The amazing and beautiful CHER! Photographed by David Sims for our Fall/Winter campaign.. This is just the beginning…. More to come!!" Jacobs captioned the photo.Che
05/28/2015 11:00:00am
Image Courtesy of Dave MasonFormer Traffic guitarist Dave Mason will launch a new North American tour next month in unique fashion, by playing shows on four different Hawaiian islands on four consecutive days.  The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and his current group, Dave Mason's Traffic Jam, will kick things off on June 11 with a concert on Maui, then will head to Kaui on June 12, the "Big Island" of Hawaii on June 13 and Oahu on June 14.After returning to the mainland United States, Ma
05/28/2015 06:00:00am
Credit: David BergmanJon Bon Jovi is one of the many artists featured on the Finding Neverland: The Album, and now we get to hear his contribution.  People has a first listen to the track, called "Beautiful Day" -- a cheerful anthem about seizing the moment."Everybody knows Peter Pan, and I guess in some essence you could always say that every rock and roll star is Peter Pan -- they never want to grow up," the singer tells People.The album is a collection of reimagined songs from the new
05/26/2015 07:01:00pm