February 10, 2016
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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
Credit: Alan SilfenLionel Richie will be honored on this year's Grammy telecast by a contemporary artists from a variety of genres: R&B singer John Legend, pop stars Meghan Trainor and Demi Lovato, and country superstar Luke Bryan.Richie is this year's MusiCares Person of the Year; a couple days before the Grammys, he'll be the guest of honor at an all-star tribute organized by the charity.  The segment on Monday night's Grammys will be a smaller version of that.  The songs Leg
02/10/2016 10:00:00am
James GladerWith the loss of so many prominent musicians in the past few months, there are bound to be plenty of tributes at this Monday night's Grammy awards.  We already know about a tribute planned for David Bowie, and now Billboard reports one has been lined up for Eagles co-founder Glenn Frey, who died January 18.Billboard reports Eagles founding members Don Henley and Bernie Leadon will perform, along with Eagles guitarist Joe Walsh and bass player Timothy B. Schmit.  Leadon le
02/10/2016 08:06:00am
James GladerWith the loss of so many prominent musicians in the past few months, there are bound to be plenty of tributes at this Monday night's Grammy awards.  We already know about a tribute planned for David Bowie, and now Billboard reports one has been lined up for Eagles co-founder Glenn Frey, who died January 18.Billboard reports Eagles founding members Don Henley and Bernie Leadon will perform, along with Eagles guitarist Joe Walsh and bass player Timothy B. Schmit.  Leadon le
02/10/2016 08:06:00am
Credit: Jonathan OlsonHeart singer Ann Wilson's solo project, The Ann Wilson Thing, has announced its first tour dates of 2016. The five shows are all in the northeastern U.S. and run from a March 23 concert in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, through a March 28-29 stand in Annapolis, Maryland.The dates are scheduled right to launch right after Heart winds down its March tour of Canada with Joan Jett & the Blackhearts.Meanwhile, The Ann Wilson Thing is featured on the latest episode of The Kate,
02/10/2016 05:00:00am
Mick Rock/Wolfson EntertainmentDaryl Hall & John Oates are hitting the road this summer for a major U.S. tour that kicks off May 13 and will visit 21 cities.Former Saturday Night Live stars Fred Armisen and Bill Hader have teamed up to create a video announcing the tour -- but they've done it in the persona of an imaginary soft rock band, The Blue Jean Committee.  The Chicago-based duo spend the whole video busting on Daryl and John, who they claim used to open for them, and then shun
02/09/2016 06:00:00pm
Gunter Zint/K & K Ulf Kruger OHG/RedfernsIf you ever wanted to own a piece of John Lennon, now's your chance. A large clump of the late Beatles legend's hair currently is up for bid as part of a memorabilia sale hosted by Heritage Auctions that will take place on Saturday, February 20.The hair reportedly was clipped from Lennon's head in early September 1966 by a German hairdresser named Klaus Baruk just before John began filming director Richard Lester's dark comedy How I Won the War. Afte
02/09/2016 06:00:00pm
Courtesy of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame & MuseumIt looks like former Chicago singer/bassist Peter Cetera won't be reuniting with his old band mates at this year's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony after all. Last month, Cetera posted a message directed at Chicago's other surviving original members saying he'd be open to playing with them "one last time as a group" at the event, but he now reveals in a new statement that the musicians have been unable to resolve disagreements t
02/09/2016 02:00:00pm
Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for Ace FrehleyEx-KISS guitarist Ace Frehley will get back in the U.S. groove later this month when he kicks off a new stateside solo tour. The trek currently is mapped out from a February 26 concert in Houston through an April 15 show in Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania.The tour will make stops in such major cities as San Antonio, Dallas, the Los Angeles area, Las Vegas and Atlanta, and will include a two-night stand at B.B. King Blues Club in Frehley's hometown of N
02/09/2016 10:00:00am
Courtesy of Three Dog NightThree Dog Night will pay tribute to late founding member Cory Wells at a special concert that will be held July 14 at the Pacific Amphitheatre in Costa Mesa, California, as part of the annual OC Fair's Toyota Summer Concert Series. The veteran pop-rock act will be accompanied by the Pacific Symphony at the show, which is scheduled one day before the fair gets underway.Other new additions to the concert series' lineup are a July 31 show headlined by UB40 Featuring Ali
02/09/2016 10:00:00am