January 29, 2015
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Credit: MJ KimPaul McCartney has announced his first 2015 dates of his ongoing Out There tour, a four-show visit to Japan that will take place in April.  The concerts are scheduled for April 21 at the Kyocera Dome in Osaka and April 23, 25 and 27 at the Tokyo Dome in Tokyo.Last May, Sir Paul was forced to cancel a series of shows in Japan when he was taken ill with a virus, and he's excited to return to the country this year."I cannot wait to get back to Japan and have some more great r
01/29/2015 06:00:00pm
Image Courtesy of ABCZZ Top will team up with modern rockers Weezer next week for the first installment of a new Jimmy Kimmel Live! segment called "Mash Up Mondays," that will feature unlikely one-off collaborative performances by two popular music acts.  The Texas trio and Weezer will join forces to form "Wee-Z Top" -- a name coined by host Jimmy Kimmel -- on this Monday's episode of the late night show, which airs on ABC at 11:35 p.m. ET/10:35 p.m. CT.The showcase, which will take place
01/29/2015 06:00:00pm
Credit: Eddie WolflThe lineup for the upcoming TV special Stevie Wonder: Songs in the Key of Life -- An All-Star GRAMMY Salute continues to expand.Pop stars Lady Gaga, John Legend and Ariana Grande, as well as country group The Band Perry, are the latest additions to the bill, which already includes Willie Nelson, Coldplay's Chris Martin, Janelle Monáe, Ed Sheeran and Usher.  As previously reported, the special will pay tribute to Stevie Wonder by featuring current acts performing so
01/29/2015 02:00:00pm
Capitol RecordsBrian Wilson has unveiled full details about his latest solo album, No Pier Pressure, which will be released on April 7.  The record sees the founding Beach Boys mastermind teaming up with a variety of guest artists, including former band mates Al Jardine, David Marks and Blondie Chaplin, as well as acclaimed trumpet player Mark Isham.Wilson also tapped the talents of a variety of younger music artists whom he's inspired, among them fun. frontman Nate Ruess, country singer Ka
01/29/2015 02:00:00pm
Courtesy of The Doobie BrothersThe Doobie Brothers have launched a new fan club that will give their biggest fans access to premium seats and special packages, as well as being treated to a variety of cool themed merchandise and collectibles.  For an annual fee of $39.99, the "Takin' It to the Streets Concert Club" offers participants priority access to pre-sale tickets and VIP packages to select shows, while members also receive a Doobie Brothers guitar-pick set, blanket and limited-e
01/29/2015 10:00:00am
Credit: Sam JonesEarlier this week, it was announced that Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne had been added to the songwriting credits of "Stay with Me," the Grammy-nominated hit by British pop star Sam Smith, because of its supposed similarity to Petty and Lynne's 1989 hit composition, "I Won't Back Down."  Now, Petty has issued statement about that decision, saying there's no bad blood between himself and Smith."About the Sam Smith thing. Let me say I have never had any hard feelings toward Sam,
01/29/2015 09:35:00am
Rob ShanahanRingo Starr hits the road again in two weeks for about a month's worth of dates, but he'll be back home in time for the release of his new album, Postcards from Paradise, set to drop March 31.Ringo's 18th studio album sees him backed by his current All Starr Band players: Steve Lukather, Todd Rundgren, Gregg Rolie, Richard Page, Wally Palmer, and Gregg Bissonette.  Postcards from Paradise is also Ringo's first studio album to include a song written and recorded by them.  I
01/29/2015 08:48:00am
Credit: Lee MillwardEarlier this month, the 2014 Genesis documentary Sum of the Parts, which premiered in the U.S. on Showtime in October, was released on DVD and Blu-ray.  The film featured brand-new interviews with all five members of the band's classic early 1970s lineup, including guitarist Steve Hackett.  The doc focused on the group's history as well as each member's solo career, but Hackett tells ABC News Radio that he wasn't very happy about the amount of coverage his own
01/29/2015 05:00:00am
Credit: Mike HoughThe first taste of Heavy Blues, the upcoming studio album by Canadian rock legend Randy Bachman's new group, Bachman, has made its way online.  A clip featuring the audio of the record's entire title track, boasting a guest appearance by Peter Frampton, has been posted on YouTube.The song lives up to its name, with Bachman and Frampton delivering dueling blues-y guitar riffs accompanied by a bludgeoning rhythm section reminiscent of Cream and the Jimi Hendrix Experience
01/29/2015 05:00:00am
LAMedia Collection/Sunshine/RetnaThe Who has announced that 180-gram vinyl reissues of all 11 of its studio albums, along with a double-LP vinyl version of its 2014 The Who Hits 50! compilation, will be released on March 24 in conjunction with the band's 50th anniversary celebrations.  In addition, on April 7, The Who will release a seven-inch blue-vinyl single of its latest song, "Be Lucky," as well as the first of a series of four vinyl box sets gathering together the group's earlier s
01/28/2015 06:01:00pm
Sly Stone, 1975 (Credit: Herb Greene)Sly Stone, frontman of the pioneering funk band Sly and the Family Stone, has been awarded a $5 million settlement in a lawsuit he brought against his former manager and lawyer over unpaid royalties.  The verdict was announced Tuesday following two days of jury deliberations.Variety reports that in the lawsuit, which was filed in 2010, the singer claimed that manager Gerald Goldstein and attorney Glenn Stone convinced him to sign an agreement with a c
01/28/2015 03:43:00pm
Kwaku Alston/Verve Music GroupGladys Knight will headline the 16th annual NFL-sanctioned Super Bowl Gospel Celebration, taking place this Friday, January 30, in Phoenix, Arizona.The legendary pop-soul singer will be joined by Anthony Hamilton, Dave Hollister, Tamela Mann, Mali Music, Fred Hammond and Donnie McClurkin. The show also will include unannounced special tributes and surprise performances.  Actress Holly Robinson Peete and retired NFL star
01/28/2015 02:00:00pm
Westbury Road Entertainment/Roc Nation RecordsIf rumors are to be believed, Paul McCartney will be taking the stage with Rihanna and Kanye West at the Grammy Awards next month to perform their new collaboration, "FourFiveSeconds.""Paul McCartney's a Grammys regular and it will give Rihanna serious kudos to have a Beatle backing her on stage," a source told U.K. newspaper The Sun.  "It is going to be a huge Grammys moment."McCartney plays on the track, while Rihanna and West share vocals.&
01/28/2015 02:00:00pm
Marco Grob; Mike OwenContinuing the recent Grammy Awards trend of pairing artists from different genres and eras for special performances, Tom Jones and ex-Eurythmics singer Annie Lennox have been tapped to take part in separate onstage collaborations with younger stars at this year's ceremony.Jones will team up with U.K. pop/R&B star Jessie J, while Lennox will duet with Irish singer/songwriter Hozier.Lennox, Hozier and Jessie J all received nominations for various honors at this year's G
01/28/2015 01:21:00pm
© Pattie BoydA new exhibition featuring photos taken by Pattie Boyd, the ex-wife of both George Harrison and Eric Clapton, will open on February 10 at the San Francisco Art Exchange.  The display will boast a wide variety of candid and rare images documenting her life with the two rock legends, as well as many of their famous musical friends and associates.The exhibit also will feature the original painting that appears on the cover of Clapton's classic 1970 Derek and the Dominos al
01/28/2015 10:00:00am