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Warner Bros. RecordsOn the heels of the announcement that most of Van Morrison's solo albums will be reissued digitally and made available to streaming services starting Friday, August 28, as part of a new Legacy Recordings deal, comes news of a separate series of Morrison reissues.  Expanded and remastered versions of two of Van the Man's classic early studio efforts, 1968's Astral Weeks and 1970's His Band and the Street Choir, will be released on October 30 via Warner Bros. Records.
08/28/2015 11:00:00am
Al Pereira/Getty ImagesNewly-minted BFFs Jennifer Lawrence and Amy Schumer popped up in an unusual place on Thursday: dancing on Billy Joel's piano during his concert at Chicago's Wrigley Field.While Billy sang "Uptown Girl," J-Law and Schumer, who are writing a screenplay together, danced barefoot on the piano, and Lawrence even kissed Schumer's feet. How did this pairing come about?  "Uptown Girl" is included in Amy's film Trainwreck, and the whole thing was apparently planned.&nb
08/28/2015 09:40:00am
Denise Truscello/WireImageAfter putting her career on hold last year to care for her husband, Rene Angelil, who's battling cancer, Celine Dion returned to her residency at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas Thursday night.At a pre-show press conference, Dion explained despite her husband’s continuing battle, she went back to work because her family urged her to. "So my three children and my wonderful husband wanted me to be here. Because I'm not quite sure if I wanted to be here tonight," the
08/28/2015 06:01:00am
ABC News RadioWho better to develop a new slasher movie than the man known as Slash?The rocker will produce a horror film with Revolver Picture Company that will be a throwback to 1980s flicks like Halloween and Friday the 13th, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The plot has not yet been revealed.Slash got involved after meeting with some folks at Revolver. He tells The Hollywood Reporter, "They had an idea that tied in perfectly with a theme that I was working on at the time. From there, t
08/28/2015 06:00:00am
CBS Photography 1964A series of four sketches Paul McCartney scrawled during the 1960s are among the many collectibles going up for bid this Saturday in Liverpool, U.K., at the 2015 edition of the city's annual Beatles Memorabilia Auction. The drawings, done on white scrap paper, feature faces of various Beatles members and include quirky messages on the opposite side.The sketches are estimated to sell for as much as 10,000 pounds -- or more than $15,000 -- combined.  More than 300 o
08/28/2015 06:00:00am
UMeA new full-length preview clip from Hollywood Vampires, the all-star tribute album organized by Alice Cooper and big-screen superstar Johnny Depp, has debuted online.  The collective's rendition of The Who's "My Generation" can be heard in its entirety now at the Hollywood Vampires VEVO channel.The song is a hard-rocking, relatively faithful version of the classic 1966 tune that features Alice on lead vocals, Johnny and Cooper band mate Tommy Henriksen on guitars, frequent Depp collabo
08/27/2015 07:00:00pm
Credit: Steven SebringPatti Smith gave a special intimate performance on Wednesday night at New York City's Electric Lady Studios to mark the 45th anniversary of the day that Jimi Hendrix opened the famed recording facility.  Smith, who actually was at the studio that day in 1970, performed her 1975 debut album Horses in its entirety.The show was the inaugural installment of the "Live at Electric Lady" concert series, and was recorded for an upcoming high-quality vinyl release that wil
08/27/2015 07:00:00pm
Credit: Dr. James ThomasElton John's outrageous outfits have become legendary, and now one of them has inspired the name of a newly discovered species of crustacean, according to exploring the remote coral reefs of Raja Ampat in Indonesia, Dr. James Thomas from the Halmos College of Natural Sciences and Oceanography in Florida and his colleagues from Naturalis Natural History museum in the Netherlands discovered the tiny crustacean, which lives inside another reef dweller.Tho
08/27/2015 03:00:00pm
Credit: Mark DaviesOne of most famous props in the annals of rock history is about to go under the hammer.  The giant inflatable pig tied to London's Battersea Power Station that appeared on the cover of Pink Floyd's 1976 album, Animals, will be auctioned off next month as part of a U.K. memorabilia sale. The floating pig, nicknamed "Algie," is among the many props created for various rock acts by the Halesworth, U.K.-based Air Artists studio that will be offered for sale Septembe
08/27/2015 03:00:00pm
Credit: Paolo PellegrinCongratulations go out to U2 guitarist The Edge, whose oldest child, Hollie Evans, got married this past weekend in Tuscany, Italy.  The Irish Mirror reports that the rock star was on hand to walk his 31-year-old daughter down the aisle.According to the paper, Hollie wed her childhood sweetheart, Jamie Hewitson.Hollie is one of three adult daughters The Edge fathered with his first wife, Aislinn.  He also has a teenage daughter and his son with his second wife, M
08/27/2015 03:00:00pm
Nels Israelson; Marina ChavezJackson Browne and Bonnie Raitt will be on hand to celebrate the unveiling of a new star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame today honoring veteran music industry executive Joe Smith.  Browne and Raitt will serve as guest speakers at the ceremony, which is scheduled to take place at 11:30 a.m. PT at 1750 North Vine Street in front of the famous Capitol Records Building.Hollywood Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Leron Gubler will emcee the event.  If you
08/27/2015 11:00:00am
Credit: James Minchin IIIRolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger may not be the only rock star who is helping to develop a new HBO series focusing on the music business.  Former Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora tells ABC Radio that he's executive producing a show for the cable network that's based on a script he wrote and that focuses an up-and-coming rock band and "the toil, trials and tribulations" it goes through while trying to make it big.Sambora claims that he got involved in the pro
08/27/2015 06:01:00am
RhinoDuring its initial run in the 1970s and early '80s, Bad Company released a series of memorable songs that are still heard on radio today.  Now, a new hits compilation titled Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy: The Very Best of Bad Company, culled from the U.K. rockers' first seven albums, is scheduled to be released on October 2 on CD and as a digital download.The 19-track collection features most of the band's biggest hits and best-known tunes, including "Can't Get Enough," "Bad Company," "Ready
08/27/2015 06:00:00am
Danny Clinch; Timothy WhiteDon Henley and James Taylor are among the artists who will be featured on the upcoming 41st season of the PBS live performance series Austin City Limits.  The fellow Rock and Roll Hall of Famers will make their respective debuts on the show on episodes scheduled to premiere on October 24 and November 14.As previously reported, Henley will release a new solo album on September 25, the country-flavored Cass County.  The Eagles star will tape his episode on Sept
08/26/2015 07:00:00pm
Mindless Records/UMeKeith Richards has premiered a second new solo song online as part of the recently launched promotional campaign for his upcoming solo album, Crosseyed Heart, which will be released on September 18.  The new tune, called "Substantial Damage," began streaming at after a temporary commemorative plaque was unveiled at 33 Chastilian Rd. in Dartford, just outside of London, where the Rolling Stones guitarist lived when he was a baby.The location of the he
08/26/2015 07:00:00pm