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Mert Alas and Marcus Piggot Is Madonna’s son, David Banda, following in his mother’s musical footsteps?  The pop icon shared a video on Instagram of the nine-year-old impressively strumming an acoustic guitar and singing her Rebel Heart track "Devil Pray.""Teach Me How to Pray," Madonna captions the clip.  "Thats what children do!"It isn't the first time Madonna has publicly shared her son's talents.  Last year, she posted an Instagram video of the boy showing off some
07/30/2015 07:00:00pm
ABC/Randy HolmesElton John reached an important milestone this week, and it had nothing to do with music. The singer celebrated 25 years of sobriety.He commemorated the achievement on Instagram Wednesday, writing, "25 years of sobriety today. One day at a time.” He posted a picture of a cake with the sparkly number 25 on top.Elton’s husband, David Furnish, also posted a message about the milestone. He Instagrammed a photo of a sobriety coin with 25 years imprinted on it and wrote, "
07/30/2015 07:00:00pm
© 1983 Paul McCartney/Credit: Linda McCartneyTwo of Paul McCartney's early-'80s solo albums, Tug of War and Pipes of Peace, will be released in remastered and expanded form on October 2 as the latest installments in the rock legend's Archive Collection reissue campaign. The albums, which originally were released in 1982 and 1983, respectively, will be available in multiple formats, including a two-CD Special Edition, a multiple-disc Deluxe Edition featuring bonus audio and video co
07/30/2015 03:00:00pm
© Sam Jones/HBOTwo new specials focusing on U2's current iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE world tour are set to premiere on HBO this November.  The first is a behind-the-scenes documentary about the trek and the second is a live concert special capturing the Irish band's November 14 show in Paris.The documentary will look at the preparation that went into bringing the tour to fruition, including the creation of the uniquely designed multimedia stage, which features a movable, floor-to-cei
07/30/2015 12:42:00pm
PRNewsFoto/Badlands EntertainmentNight Ranger singer/bassist Jack Blades has got a new gig: The veteran rocker will serve as host of a new game show called Pawn for Gold that's being produced by the Sioux Falls, South Dakota-based Badlands TV Network.  The program, which will begin filming this January, will feature live music performances and a set boasting state-of-the-art LED technology.The show will be shot at Badlands Pawn, Gold & Jewelry, a massive shopping complex and tourist
07/30/2015 11:01:00am
Credit: Stephanie PistelThere have been more than 20 James Bond films since the 1960s, each with its own theme song, but only one of those tunes has ever topped the Billboard Hot 100: Duran Duran's "A View to a Kill," from the 1985 movie of the same name.  That, of course, makes Duran Duran very qualified to speculate on the rumors about who's going to sing the theme for the newest Bond flick, Spectre, due out this November.So far, media speculation has focused on Sam Smith and Ellie Go
07/30/2015 11:01:00am
Deborah Anderson/IoannisAfter being postponed because of health issues, the debut album by The AndersonPonty Band, the new group formed by ex-Yes singer Jon Anderson and acclaimed jazz-rock violinist Jean Luc Ponty, finally will be released in the early fall.  The aptly titled Better Late than Never features live performances by the band that have been enhanced with innovative production, and comes packaged with a DVD containing concert footage of the group playing last September at the W
07/30/2015 06:00:00am
Image Courtesy of Content MediaA new documentary focusing on Janis Joplin will premiere at the 72nd Venice International Film Festival, which will take place September 2-12 in the Italian city.  The film, titled Janis, was directed by Amy Berg, whose previous work includes West of Memphis and the Oscar-nominated Deliver Us from Evil.Janis, which was made with the support of Joplin's family and estate, takes a raw, uncensored look at the lauded singer's turbulent life, her path to stardom
07/29/2015 07:00:00pm
Apple Corps Ltd.The Beatles' second feature film, Help!, got its world premiere 50 years ago today at London's Pavilion Theatre.  In the audience for the event were Princess Margaret and the Earl of Snowden, who -- according to BeatlesBible.com -- postponed a planned summer vacation to attend the gala.The follow-up to the Fab Four's big-screen debut, 1964's A Hard Day's Night, Help! features the band members again portraying themselves, as they get involved in a madcap caper focusing on a
07/29/2015 03:00:00pm
Larry Marano/Getty ImagesPeter Frampton has confirmed plans to head out on an acoustic tour that will take place at a variety of U.S. venues this fall.   The 12-date trek, dubbed "Peter Frampton Raw, an Acoustic Tour," kicks off October 8 in Greenville, Tennessee, and runs through an October 24 in Van Wert, Ohio.Throughout the trek, Frampton will be accompanied by his longtime musical collaborator Gordon Kennedy, as well as by his son, singer/guitarist Julian Frampton, who will be
07/29/2015 11:00:00am
F. Scott Schafer for NetflixLilyhammer, the Netflix comedy-drama starring guitarist Steven Van Zandt of Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band, has been canceled. Netflix confirmed the decision Tuesday.The streaming service's chief content officer, Ted Sarandos, told The Hollywood Reporter, "We're not going to continue with Lilyhammer, it's become a very economically challenged deal because there's a partnership with the Norwegian broadcaster."He continued, "It was very difficult to maintain the lev
07/29/2015 08:22:00am
F. Scott Schafer for NetflixLilyhammer, the Netflix drama starring guitarist Steven Van Zandt of Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band, has been cancelled. Netflix confirmed the decision Tuesday.The streaming service's chief content officer, Ted Sarandos, told The Hollywood Reporter, "We're not going to continue with Lilyhammer, it's become a very economically-challenged deal because there's a partnership with the Norwegian broadcaster."It was very difficult to maintain the level of global exclusiv
07/29/2015 08:22:00am
PRNewsFoto/Mascot Label GroupIt's been about 17 years since Steve Perry and Journey parted ways, and while the reclusive singer has rarely performed since then, the group's founding guitarist, Neal Schon, says he and his current band mates would welcome him with open arms if he wanted to sing with them again."The door has always been open, like I've said a zillion times," Schon tells ABC Radio.  "People ask me every day, 'Are you reuniting?'  Steve says, 'No,' and I say, 'You never
07/29/2015 06:00:00am
Image Courtesy of Andrew MacphersonEagles guitarist Joe Walsh will kick off a month-long solo tour beginning this September.Walsh will hit the road beginning September 18 with a show at Packard Music Hall in Warren, Ohio, according to a release.The tour, which reunites Walsh with Barnstorm keyboardist and guitarist Joe Vitale,will travel though Canada, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and North Carolina before wrapping up at Boston’s Orpheum on October 17.Walsh promises that his shows
07/27/2015 07:00:00pm
Credit: Danny ClinchAgribusiness giant Monsanto is firing back at the claims made the mini-documentary, Seeding Fear, co-produced by Neil Young’s film company.As previously reported, the film examines a lawsuit, which was settled out of court, between the corporation and Alabama farmer Michael White, whom the company sued for patent infringement.“Mr. White is not transparent in describing his actions or the situation,” a rep for the company tells Rolling Stone, saying that an W
07/27/2015 07:00:00pm