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Credit: Mike ThutSome new information about Jefferson Starship singer/guitarist Paul Kantner's health scare has been revealed on the band's official Facebook page.  A message posted Thursday reports, "Paul did indeed have a heart attack," adding that "he had a procedure [Thursday] afternoon and he'll be recovering in the hospital the next few days before heading back to San Francisco to recuperate."The group also thanks fans "for all of your incredible support."News of 74-year-old Rock
03/27/2015 07:00:00pm
Credit: Brian RasicAs Rolling Stones fans know, the band intended to announce details of a 2015 North American tour on Thursday, March 19.  Those plans were delayed, reportedly because of ticketing issues involving the trek's promoters.  Now, Hits Daily Double is reporting that, according to insiders, The Stones will make the tour announcement sometime next week.The same sources tell Hits Daily Double that the trek will visit stadiums and other large venues in 16 cities and, as pr
03/27/2015 03:00:00pm
Image Courtesy of Louisville SluggerStevie Wonder will be presented with a unique gift tonight to commemorate his concert at the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, Kentucky.  The Louisville Slugger company has created a special baseball bat featuring a message engraved in Braille in honor of the Motown legend's show.The message, which appears both in Braille and regular lettering, reads: "STEVIE WONDER, SONGS IN THE KEY OF LIFE TOUR, MARCH 27, 2015, LOUISVILLE, KY."  The bat boasts a
03/27/2015 03:00:00pm
Blue Note RecordsAnnie Lennox's new concert film, An Evening of Nostalgia with Annie Lennox, is set to be released on DVD, Blu-ray and digitally on May 4.The film features Lennox, backed by a 19-piece band, performing a series of classics songs from her album Nostalgia, including "Summertime," "Georgia on My Mind" and "Strange Fruit."  Also included is her powerful rendition of "I Put a Spell on You," which she sang at the Grammys this year and which was featured on the Fifty Shades of G
03/27/2015 11:00:00am
Rick Diamond/Getty Images for The WhoAs The Who gear up for the first of its two scheduled North American tour legs this year celebrating the band's 50 anniversary, frontman Roger Daltrey is insisting that this will indeed be the British rock legends' final major trek."I do know this is the last big tour we'll ever do," he tells Rolling Stone.  "We have to be realistic.  I want us to stop at the top of our game when we are still really good at what we do."The 71-year-old Rock and Roll
03/27/2015 06:00:00am
Mark Seliger/Courtesy of Rolling StoneThis week, Ringo Starr will be featured on the cover of Rolling Stone by himself for the first time since 1981.  Among the topics the former Beatles drummer chatted with the magazine about are his sobriety, and why the Fab Four never reunited prior to John Lennon's death in 1980.On the latter subject, the 74-year-old rock legend says he believes a reunion might have happened if he and his ex-band mates had been better at communicating with each other
03/26/2015 07:00:00pm
Credit: Brian LoweEveryone knows that KISS offers up a lot of bells and whistles during its concerts, from pyrotechnics to lasers to fake blood, but Gene Simmons insists that there's one thing the band's shows won't feature -- backing tracks to augment the music.  In a new interview with Australia's, Simmons maintains that his group is among the only rock acts who don't use pre-taped recordings to help fill out their live sound."There's nobody with a synthesizer on our stag
03/26/2015 05:06:00pm
Image Courtesy of Jefferson StarshipSome disconcerting news has emerged about founding Jefferson Starship singer/guitarist Paul Kantner.  A message on the band's official Facebook page reports that the 74-year-old musician has been hospitalized and is "undergoing tests to find out exactly what's going on," adding that doctors suspect he suffered a heart attack.The message says Kantner is in stable condition and is "in the best possible care."   The band adds that "we are sendi
03/26/2015 03:00:00pm
Credit: Rob ShanahanRingo Starr fans wanting to get a little preview of what the ex-Beatles drummer's upcoming solo album, Postcards from Paradise, sounds like can head over to now.  The website is hosting an exclusive stream of the song "Confirmation," one of the new record's 11 tracks.The tune is a funky, soulful and upbeat love song that features Starr accompanied by female backing singers and a bright horn section.  Ringo tells Billboard that he began working on th
03/26/2015 11:00:00am
Image Courtesy of Capitol RecordsA special episode of the long-running PBS performance series Soundstage celebrating Brian Wilson's latest solo album, No Pier Pressure, will premiere shortly after the record's April 7 release.The program, which according to Wilson's official Facebook page will begin airing on April 9, will features performances from a concert held his past December at the Venetian Theatre in Las Vegas.  At the show, the Beach Boys mastermind was joined by many of the arti
03/26/2015 06:00:00am
Image Courtesy of Milwaukee World Festival Inc.Milwaukee's Summerfest has announced its lineup of headliners for 2015, and it includes plenty of well-known veteran artists.  Among the music stars who will entertain the crowds this year at the festival grounds are The Doobie Brothers, The Isley Brothers, Kansas, Mavis Staples, Foghat, Pat Benatar, Elvin Bishop, Buddy Guy, The Romantics and Sammy Hagar and the Circle.Summerfest is billed as "the World's Largest Music Festival," and for go
03/24/2015 07:00:00pm
Mert Alas and Marcus PiggotNote to self: if you're ever going to be in the same room as Madonna, put down your damn phone.In an interview with Us Weekly magazine, the Queen of Pop says that one of her biggest pet peeves is "when I walk into a room and everyone's not talking to each other and just on their phones...I can't stand [it]."Madonna also reveals that the thing she loves most about being famous is "people listening to me when I have something important to say," while the thing she ha
03/24/2015 07:00:00pm
Live Nation EntertainmentJump for joy, Van Halen fans!  The rock legends have announced plans for a major North American tour that will kick off on July 5 in Auburn, Washington, and run all the way through an October 2 concert in Los Angeles.Van Halen will celebrate the trek with a special show this Monday, March 30, on L.A.'s Hollywood Boulevard.  Performances from the event will be shown that night and the following evening on ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live!, which airs at 11:35 p.m.
03/24/2015 05:35:00pm
Credit: Sam Taylor-WoodElton John is among the performers set to headline the 2015 Outside Lands festival, which will take place August 7-9 at San Francisco's Golden Gate Park.  The lineup for the eighth annual edition of the music extravaganza also includes Billy Idol, Mumford & Sons, The Black Keys, Sam Smith and rapper Kendrick Lamar, among many others.A limited number of advance three-day general-admission tickets and VIP tickets for the Outside Lands festival will go on sale Th
03/24/2015 03:01:00pm
Credit: Ross HalfinFor the third straight year, AXS TV will air select performances from the Stagecoach Festival, which this year is scheduled to take place April 24-26 at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California.  While the festival's main focus is country music, the event's bill also includes a number of well-known rock artists, some of whose sets will be viewable on the high-def network.Among the acts whose Stagecoach performances will be shown are ZZ Top, George Thorogood and the
03/24/2015 11:00:00am