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Credit: Alexander ThompsonDebbie Harry will join a select cast of performers for a live installment of Celebrity Autobiography: The Music Edition, Vol 5 at The Grammy Museum in Los Angeles.The Blondie singer will appear this Wednesday alongside Kristen Johnston, Roger Bart, Fred Willard, Steven Weber, Jennifer Tilly and  Laraine Newman, with additional guests to be announced.The evening promises outrageous readings straight from music memoirs acted in front of a live audience, just as it
04/28/2015 11:00:00am
Photo: Marina ChavezBonnie Raitt, Leon Russell and Ivan Neville are taking part in a benefit show raising money for musician Marty Grebb, who is battling cancer.The May 27 concert will take place at The Canyon Club in Los Angeles. The non-profit organization Sweet Relief Musicians Fund will help collect funds to pay for Grebb's medical bills and living expenses.Grebb is a multi-instrumentalist who has worked with John Lennon, Elton John, Eric Clapton, Willie Nelson, Stevie Nicks and Tanya Tuc
04/28/2015 11:00:00am
Matthew MurphySting performed songs from his Broadway musical The Last Ship on Tyneside, in North East England, on Friday and Saturday.The concerts benefited the Sage Gateshead 10th Birthday Appeal, an initiative to raise money for the musical venue.Sting, who grew up in North East England, said in a statement, "The Last Ship stories are based on the community I was brought up in, the shipbuilding community of Wallsend, and so to bring it back here like this is a wonderful honour and very emot
04/28/2015 11:00:00am
Ann Wilson, right; Norman SeeffAnn Wilson followed her heart and got married over the weekend.The Heart member tied the knot with Dean Wetter in front of close friends and family in her manager's backyard in Topanga, California, on Saturday, the newlyweds tell People magazine.Heart's official Twitter feed confirmed, "A harmonious melody of devotion was felt on 4/25 as #AnnWilson & #DeanWetter were married in an intimate ceremony in front of family&friends."Wilson and Wetter told the p
04/28/2015 06:00:00am
Credit: Danny ClinchNeil Young will take part in a new "Honor the Treaties" benefit concert on July 3 in Edmonton, Canada.The fundraiser will benefit the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation’s legal fight against oilsands development in its territory, reports the Edmonton Journal. Four similar shows last year raised $750,000 for the cause.Honor the Treaties is an organization that amplifies the voices of indigenous communities through art, states its website.Young is passionate lending his
04/28/2015 06:00:00am
Image Courtesy of Tom HallerShe may be 82 years old, but Yoko Ono is shooting up the dance charts with an EDM reworking of her 1973 song, "Woman Power."Remixed by DJ/Producer Alyson Calagna, “Woman Power" (Alyson Calagna Vocal Mix) is currently #13 position on the Billboard Dance Club Songs charts.The original version of the track, which featured the late John Lennon on guitar, appeared on Ono's fourth record Feeling the Space. Recorded for Apple Records, Feeling the Space was Ono's final
04/27/2015 07:00:00pm
Deutsche Grammophon/Universal Music ClassicsPete Townshend has released a new video previewing Classic Quadrophenia, his orchestral reworking of The Who's classic 1973 rock opera Quadrophenia. The clip is now posted on the band's Vevo channel.The new video to "Love Reign O'Er Me" features British tenor Alfie Boe with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the London Oriana Choir. As previously reported, Boe's taking on the role of Jimmy and handling the parts that Who frontman Roger Daltrey sang o
04/27/2015 03:00:00pm
Rick Kern/WireImageStyx guitarist Tommy Shaw is selling his Los Angeles home. According to Variety, the rocker and his third wife, Jeanne, have put up the freshly refurbished pad on the market for a cool asking price of $1.9 million.The property, located in the Upper Beachwood Canyon are with a view of the famous Hollywood sign, was purchased by the couple for $1.09 million in 2011. The 2,207-square foot home has three bedrooms, three-and-a-half bathrooms, with 10-foot ceilings and polished
04/27/2015 11:01:00am
Credit: Paul BrownWhile most rock stars claim to be too cool to care about inclusion in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Motley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee isn't one of them."I do give a s**t about it, because it's a time-stamp, it's the acknowledgement of your peers and fans and the music industry," he confesses in a new Rolling Stone interview in which the band, in the midst of their final tour, looks back on its history.Lee confesses that if he's band ever were to be inducted he'd be confl
04/27/2015 06:01:00am
Image Courtesy of Capitol RecordsBeach Boy Brian Wilson's new song, "One Kind of Love," has won Best Original Song at the 46th Annual Nashville Film Festival. The composition which appears on Wilson's new album No Pier Pressure, is featured in the forthcoming Wilson biopic, Love and Mercy. The film stars John Cusack, Paul Dano, Elizabeth Banks and Paul Giamatti.The song, said Wilson, is a personal message to his fans."I wrote, ‘Driftwood floating on the sea/Searching for the me, and
04/27/2015 06:01:00am
Tommaso Boddi/WireImageStephen Stills and Neil Young revisited their Buffalo Springfield roots Saturday night when they took the stage together at a benefit concert at the Hollywood Pantages Theatre in Los Angeles.Stills and Young performed a nine-song set that included “Long May You Run” and their Buffalo Springfield hits “Mr. Soul,” “Bluebird” and “For What It’s Worth,” according to the Los Angeles Times.The event was the third annual Li
04/27/2015 06:01:00am
Ross Halfin/Universal Music GroupFans of Elton John and The Who unable to get to New Orleans for the popular New Orleans Heritage and Jazz Festival can get all of the action with AXS TV's live broadcast next weekend.The network will be airing 21 hours of live and recorded performances from this year's fest, taking place May 1-3.  Besides Elton and The Who, the AXS broadcast also will feature Chicago, Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band, Steve Winwood, Lenny Kravitz, The O'Jays and m
04/25/2015 06:00:00am
Image Courtesy of Eddie WolflStevie Wonder and Peter Cetera will perform at the David Foster Foundation Miracle Gala & Concert in Canada this fall.Wonder and the former Chicago singer will join the Grammy-winning writer/producer onstage Sept. 26 at the Mattamay Athletic Centre in the Gardens, Toronto.The David Foster Foundation supports the non-medical expenses of Canadian families with children undergoing life-saving pediatric organ transplants. Non-medical expenses include gas and groce
04/24/2015 07:00:00pm
Image Courtesy Mad Ink PRDef Leppard lead guitarist Phil Collen is exploring his passion for blues in a new project, Delta Deep, whose self-titled debut is scheduled for release in June.Delta Deep features Stone Temple Pilots bassist Robert DeLeo, with vocals from Debbi Blackwell-Cook and drummer Forrest Robinson. The album is peppered with guest stars galore, including Def Leppard lead singer Joe Elliot, Whitesnake's David Coverdale, Sex Pistols/Manraze drummer Paul Cook, and Girl/Manraze bassi
04/24/2015 07:00:00pm
Credit: MJ KimPaul McCartney is coming to the City of Brotherly Love.The Beatles legend announced that he will perform at Philadelphia's Wells Fargo Center on June 21.  It will be Paul’s first appearance in Philadelphia since 2010.  The show is being billed as the first North American arena date of the rocker's Out There tour, with the implication of more to come.Advance tickets will go on sale Monday for registered users of McCartney's website, with sales to the general pub
04/24/2015 04:23:00pm