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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
J. Shearer/WireImageThe surviving core members of The Grateful Dead have insisted that the group's Fare Thee Well shows in Chicago and Santa Clarita, California, will be their last, but according to Billboard a tour could be in the works with pop guitarist John Mayer filling in for the late Jerry Garcia.Although a rep for the Dead tells Billboard talk of a tour is "premature," the magazine cites unnamed sources as saying Mayer already has begun jamming informally with Dead guitarist/sin
04/24/2015 03:20:00pm
Credit: Mick RockLoverboy will be working all over North America this year, as the Canadian rockers have a wide variety of tour dates lined up, including a series of co-headlining shows with fellow '80s stars Rick Springfield and The Romantics.  Loverboy's upcoming 2015 itinerary kicks off with a show this Saturday in Pompano Beach, Florida, and is mapped out through an October 1 concert in Yakima, Washington.The band will team up with Springfield and Romantics in late summer for more
04/24/2015 03:00:00pm
ABC/Randy HolmesElton John is voicing his support for Bruce Jenner.  The former Olympian turned reality star's 20/20 interview with Diane Sawyer airs Friday night, during which Jenner will presumably address his gender transition for the first time."It's an incredibly brave thing to do, especially when you're older," Elton told Access Hollywood Thursday night during a charity event in L.A. The singer added, "I admire him for doing it and I support him 100 percent.” Elton’s husba
04/24/2015 03:00:00pm
Myrna SuarezBilly Joel has a monthly residency at New York's Madison Square Garden, but in August, he'll head East to his home base -- Long Island -- to play the final concert at that area's major concert venue: Nassau Coliseum.The venue is closing for an extensive renovation and won't re-open until December of 2016, possibly under another name.  Billy has played a total of 31 shows at the venue, and in 1998, he set a record for most sellouts in one run, when he sold out nine shows.&nb
04/24/2015 11:22:00am
Eagle Rock EntertainmentDuring the last couple of years The Moody Blues' Justin Hayward has been alternating between touring with his famous band and playing shows in support of his 2013 solo album, Spirits of the Western Sky.  The singer/guitarist currently on the road with the Moodies for a series of U.S. spring dates, but he's just announced plans to return to the States in the late summer for some solo shows.Justin's solo outing currently is scheduled to get under way August 19 in Ply
04/24/2015 11:00:00am
Ross Halfin; Maryanne Bilham-Knight/Press Here PublicityAerosmith guitarist Joe Perry and Def Leppard drummer Rick Allen are among the 100 celebrity narrators lending their voices to a new documentary that will premiere this summer.  The film, called Unity, explores what it means to be human and how we impact the world.The list of luminaries who contributed to the project boasts a variety of well-known stars from the worlds of music, film and television, including Adam Levine, Anjelica H
04/24/2015 11:00:00am
Image Courtesy of Jefferson StarshipFor the first time since suffering a heart attack late last month, Jefferson Starship singer/guitarist Paul Kantner has sent out a message to fans to let them know how he's doing.In a note posted earlier this week on the band's official Facebook page, Kantner writes, "I am feeling quite good and semi-normal, all things considered."  The 74-year-old Rock and Roll Hall of Famer adds that while recuperating at home, he's been "working primarily and quite
04/24/2015 06:00:00am
Image Courtesy of RhinoThe R.E.M. documentary R.E.M. by MTV, which explores the relationship between the legendary band and the music network, will be released on Blu-ray and as a standalone DVD on June 2. The film previously had only been available as a part of a six-disc DVD collection called I Want My REMTV.In addition to the film, the R.E.M. by MTV Blu-ray and DVD will feature five rarely seen live performances.R.E.M. by MTV will also be screened in select theaters on Tuesday,
04/23/2015 07:00:00pm
Credit: Martyn AtkinsJeff Lynne was recognized for his many musical achievements with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at a ceremony held earlier today in front of the famous Capitol Records Building in downtown Los Angeles.  As expected, Eagles guitarist Joe Walsh and Tom Petty both were on hand to deliver speeches saluting the Electric Light Orchestra frontman and acclaimed producer, who said he was "thrilled to bits" to receive the honor.After an introduction by Hollywood Chamber of
04/23/2015 07:00:00pm
Credit: Greg VorobiovHall & Oates singer John Oates has signed a deal to publish his autobiography in late 2016.  Oates is collaborating with veteran music writer Chris Epting on the as-yet-untitled memoir, which will recount the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer's life story, including his fateful move from New York City to Philadelphia, where he met Daryl Hall; his long and eventful partnership with Hall; and his various other musical explorations.In a statement, Oates explains that he's
04/23/2015 03:00:00pm
Credit: Ross HalfinBruce Springsteen, Joan Jett, Billy Idol, Foreigner guitarist Mick Jones are among the stars who will be on hand to salute The Who's Pete Townshend at the 11th annual MusiCares MAP Fund benefit concert, scheduled for May 28 at Best Buy Theater in New York City.  As previously reported, Townshend will receive the Stevie Ray Vaughan Award at the event for his support of the MAP Fund's work aiding musicians fighting addiction and substance abuse.Springsteen will present
04/23/2015 03:00:00pm