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ABC/Randy HolmesEnvironmentalists want Elton John to reconsider his decision to headline a Portuguese music festival over concerns that it will damage a nearby nature preserve, U.K. newspaper The Guardian reports.Local campaigners have reportedly written an open letter to Elton, asking him to boycott the Marés Vivas festival. The event is set to take place in July on an area of land close to the Duoro River Estuary, which is home to more than 220 species of birds.  "More than y
05/01/2016 06:00:00am
Kevin Mazur; Kevin Kane/Courtesy of HBOThe HBO special featuring highlights from the 2016 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony premieres this Saturday at 8 p.m., just over three weeks after the event was held in Brooklyn, New York. This year's class of inductees included four classic-rock acts that many music fans felt had been long overlooked -- Deep Purple, Chicago, Steve Miller and Cheap Trick -- along with the influential rap act N.W.A.In the weeks leading up the ceremony, conf
04/30/2016 06:00:00am
BillboardAs Prince continues to dominate the Billboard charts a week after his death, Billboard pays tribute to the late musical genius with a special issue dedicated to his memory.The issue features an extensive look back at his career -- including his defining Dirty Mind album, his iconic Purple Rain style and his many female muses. Billboard also includes some of Prince's quirkiest stories and quotes, plus reactions from his former flame Sheila E., comedian Tracy Morgan and producer Jimmy Jam
04/28/2016 07:00:00pm
RhinoHere it comes! You can check out The Monkees' new single, "She Makes Me Laugh," via a lyrics video that premiered Thursday on RollingStone.com. The upbeat, poppy tune was written by Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo, and is the lead track off of the famed 1960s group's upcoming studio album, Good Times!, which will be released on May 27.The video appears to bounce around to different frames from a vintage Monkees comic book, as the lyrics appear in speech bubbles alongside the band's members.
04/28/2016 07:00:00pm
Credit: Eleanor StillsThe Rides, Stephen Stills' blues-rock project with Kenny Wayne Shepherd and ex-Electric Flag keyboardist Barry Goldberg, return with their second album, Pierced Arrow, next week.In advance of the record's May 6 release, the band has shared the lead track, "Kick Out of It," online at The Huffington Post.The mid-tempo rock tune is highlighted by some blazing guitar work from Stills and Shepherd and Stephen's attitude-heavy vocals."This song is authentic rock 'n' roll at its b
04/28/2016 07:00:00pm
Courtesy of Live NationJoan Jett & the Blackhearts and Cheap Trick are among several music acts that will perform at Live Nation's second annual National Concert Day Show, which will be held Tuesday, May 3, at Irving Plaza in New York City.The National Concert Day event serves to promote the summer concert season and celebrates the artists who will be hitting the road this year.The show also will feature performances by country singer Dierks Bentley, rap star Wiz Khalifa and other as-yet-u
04/28/2016 03:00:00pm
Credit: Ross HalfinAerosmith has confirmed its first U.S. concert performance of 2016, a September 16 headlining appearance at the second annual KAABOO Del Mar Festival, which will be held at the Del Mar Racetrack & Fairgrounds in San Diego. The three-day event, which runs September 16-18, also will feature Jimmy Buffett, Hall & Oates, Gregg Allman, Lenny Kravitz, Third Eye Blind, The Goo Goo Dolls, Blues Traveler, Sugar Ray, Gin Blossoms and many other acts.In addition, the festival'
04/28/2016 11:00:00am
Atlantic RecordsPhil Collins' ongoing "Take a Look at Me Now" campaign, which finds the former Genesis star reissuing all of his solo albums with unreleased bonus tracks, is wrapping up June 10 with the release of deluxe editions of ....But Seriously and Going Back, the latter now retitled The Essential Going Back.1989's ...But Seriously included the smash hit "Another Day in Paradise," and topped the Billboard chart for four weeks. Going Back, which came out in 2010, was his first new album si
04/28/2016 11:00:00am
Courtesy of MSO PRThe Who will continue its tradition of raising money for charity with special concert events by headlining an intimate private show on May 31 in Los Angeles to raise funds for UCLA Health Autism Treatment Program and Teen Cancer America.The concert, dubbed "Who Cares About the Next Generation," also will feature performances by Joan Jett & the Blackhearts and Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder.In addition, the event will include a live auction hosted by celebrity auctioneer Ho
04/28/2016 06:00:00am
Kevin Winter/Getty ImagesABC News has learned prescription drugs were found in Prince's possession and at his home the day he died.It's still too early to know if the drugs had anything to do with his death. However, the Carver County Sheriff's Office in Minnesota has contacted the Drug Enforcement Administration about helping with the investigation, if needed.If the drugs are found to be a factor, the DEA would then get involved. The DEA routinely assists local authorities in investigations
04/28/2016 06:00:00am
Mike Coppola/Getty ImageOn his show Wednesday night, Jimmy Kimmel welcomed John Mellencamp ahead of his being presented with ASCAP's prestigious Founders Award at the 33rd annual ASCAP Pop Music Awards in Los Angeles Wednesday evening.The singer-songwriter brought a special guest to Kimmel's stage -- his cute granddaughter.Sitting and swaying in the chair next to Mellencamp -- so much so that he eventually told her to sit with him in his seat -- the little girl couldn't name
04/28/2016 06:00:00am
Credit: Jay GilbertFounding KISS guitarist Ace Frehley has unleashed an official video for his rendition of the 1970 Free tune "Fire and Water," which appears on his recently released solo album Origins, Vol. 1. The track and video reunite Frehley with his former KISS band mate Paul Stanley.The clip marks the first time that the two Rock and Roll Hall of Famers have performed together since KISS' 2002 appearance at the Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City. The video begins with a scene show
04/27/2016 07:00:00pm
Rhino; Warner Bros.Prince will continue his reign over the Billboard charts for the second straight week. According to Billboard, industry insiders predict the late music icon could have five albums in the top 10 on next week's Billboard 200 chart.This week, Prince's 2001 compilation album The Very Best of Prince took the number-one spot on the chart, with the Purple Rain soundtrack ranking second. Those two are also expected to chart high next week, along with two more of his greatest-hits alb
04/27/2016 07:00:00pm
Courtesy of Business WireElton John and Lady Gaga have collaborated several times musically. Now they're teaming up on the fashion front to raise money for a good cause.Elton and Gaga are launching Love Bravery, a limited-edition line of clothing and accessories that will be available exclusively at Macy's this spring, and globally later this year. Twenty-five percent of the purchase price benefits both John's AIDS Foundation and Gaga's Born This Way Foundation.The line includes everything
04/27/2016 07:00:00pm
Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty ImagesAfter much speculation, a Minnesota judge has now determined that Prince died "intestate" or without a will, which means his sister and five surviving half-siblings stand to inherit his multimillion dollar estate.The Carver County probate judge appointed Bremer Trust as special administrator of the late musician's estate, following an informal telephone conference Wednesday with some of his possible heirs.Prince's sister, Tyka Nelson, who attended the heari
04/27/2016 05:02:00pm