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Credit: Penny LancasterRod Stewart has become the latest musician to be sued for copyright infringement.  According to The Hollywood Reporter, the singer is accused of copying an old blues song, "Corrine, Corrina," without permission.The song was written by Armenter "Bo Carter" Chatmon in 1928, and now the heirs of the Chatmon estate are suing Stewart over his similarly titled "Corrina, Corrina," which was included as a bonus track on his 2013 album Time.  Universal Music and Capitol
07/02/2015 07:00:00pm
Image Courtesy of Marion County Sheriff's OfficeNew details were revealed about the circumstances behind Journey drummer Deen Castronovo's recent arrests on a variety of charges, including first-degree rape and second-degree sexual abuse. The revelations came at Castronovo's arraignment appearance Tuesday in a Salem, Oregon, court. Oregon's Statesman Journal reports that the 50-year-old musician entered the court wearing a suicide smock and was formally arraigned on charges that also in
07/02/2015 03:00:00pm
Credit: Todd V. WolfsonBobby Whitlock, the journeyman keyboardist who perhaps is best known for his stint with Eric Clapton's group Derek and the Dominos, has lined up a series of U.S. tour dates with his wife and longtime musical collaborator CoCo Carmel.  The trek, an acoustic outing dubbed the Just Us Tour, will kick off on September 11 in Memphis, Tennessee, and is plotted out through an October 1 concert in Berwyn, Illinois.Whitlock has released several albums with Carmel over the
07/02/2015 11:00:00am
© Rob ShanahanNew details have been revealed about Ringo Starr's 75th birthday gathering this Tuesday, July 7, at noon PT in front of the famous Capitol Records Tower in Hollywood, California.  The celebration is open to the public, and fans can join the beloved Beatles drummer, his wife, Barbara, and some of his rock star pals in giving Starr's trademark "peace and love" salute.Among the well-known musicians who will be on hand for the event are Ringo's brother-in-law Joe Walsh, Ed
07/02/2015 06:00:00am
Al Pereira/WireImageBilly Joel made history with his latest show in his Madison Square Garden residency Wednesday night.He performed his record 65th show at the famous New York City venue, surpassing Elton John for the most performances there by an artist. Actor and fellow Long Island native Kevin James was there to raise a banner commemorating the achievement. "We love you Billy," the Pixels star said. "Let's have another 65!"Billy's set list included covers of Elton's "Goodbye Yellow Bric
07/02/2015 06:00:00am
Eagle Rock EntertainmentThe Moody Blues wound down their 2015 tour schedule with a June 27 performance at the U.K.'s Glastonbury Festival, and now frontman Justin Hayward is turning his attention to his planned solo acoustic performances.  The singer/guitarist has a previously announced U.S. trek scheduled to kick off on August 19 in Plymouth, New Hampshire, and he recently tacked on more than a dozen dates that will see him on the road until late September.The newly added shows run fro
07/01/2015 07:00:00pm
Credit: Rob ShanahanFounding Yes bassist Chris Squire died Saturday at the age of 67 of a rare form of leukemia, and now his widow, Scotland, has come forward with some news to share regarding her late husband.Scotland Squire reveals in a statement posted on YesWorld.com, "My best friend and the love of my life Chris Squire will be cremated today in Scottsdale, Arizona at 3:00 p.m. [6 p.m. ET]."  She then quips, "However, knowing Chris, he might be running a bit late for the event; afte
07/01/2015 05:04:00pm
Image Courtesy of The Family StoneThe Family Stone, the band consisting of three founding members of Sly and the Family Stone, has just released a new single titled "Do Yo Dance" that's available for purchase as a digital download via iTunes.  The song is the first new music to feature the Sly and the Family Stone band mates -- saxophonist Jerry Martini, trumpet player Cynthia Robinson and drummer Greg Errico -- in 45 years."Do Yo Dance" is a funky, celebratory tune driven by the Famil
07/01/2015 03:00:00pm
Image Courtesy of The Rolling StonesThe first-ever major exhibition focusing on The Rolling Stones will roll into London's renowned Saatchi Gallery in the spring of 2016.  The exhibit, dubbed "Exhibitionism," will offer an in-depth look at the band's history and will featured nine themed sections spread across two full floors of the gallery.The exhibition, which is being put together with the band's full cooperation, will offer a vast array of Stones memorabilia, including more than 50
07/01/2015 12:19:00pm
Webster PRDue to popular demand, Dolly Parton has added a second show at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium, on August 1.  Her first concert at the famous venue, on July 31, sold out very quickly after tickets went on sale earlier this month.While proceeds from the original show are going to Nashville's W.O. Smith School of Music, Parton is donating funds from her August 1 performance to the Opry Trust Fund.  The country music legend has been a Grand Ole Opry member since 1969, and sh
07/01/2015 11:00:00am
Courtesy of Gathering of the VibesThe 20th anniversary edition of Gathering of the Vibes takes place this year from July 30 to August 2 in Bridgeport, Connecticut, and festival co-founder Ken Hays says the event will be all the more special because it coincides with The Grateful Dead's 50th anniversary.  Hays, a devout Deadhead, helped create the festival in 1996 as a celebration of The Dead in the wake of frontman Jerry Garcia's death the previous year.As Hays points out to ABC Radio,
07/01/2015 06:00:00am
Credit: Greg VorobiovJohn Oates of Hall & Oates is among the stars who will serve as presenters during the National Music Council's 32nd annual American Eagle Awards, which will take place July 11 at Nashville's Music City Center.  The honorees for this year's event include Kris Kristofferson, Charley Pride and late country-music video director Sherman Halsey.The American Eagle Awards are presented to people and institutions that "have made comprehensive contributions to musical life
07/01/2015 06:00:00am
Credit: Seth HellmanThe official video for Steven Tyler's new single, "Love Is Your Name," the Aerosmith frontman first foray into country music, will premiere on Friday, July 3.  Fans will be able to get their first peak at the clip on ABC's Good Morning America.Tyler shot the video just outside of Nashville.  The clip was directed by Trey Fanjoy, whose lengthy resume includes several CMT Music Award-winning videos for Taylor Swift."Love Is Your Name" recently broke into the top 30 o
06/29/2015 07:00:00pm
ABC/Randy HolmesFollowing the Supreme Court’s landmark decision on same-sex marriage last week, Elton John has penned a piece reminding people that the gay rights movement "is less about walking down the aisle, and more about walking down the street."In the guest column for Variety, the pop-rock legend begins by stating how lucky he was to be able to marry his partner, David Furnish, last December.He continues, "But for the millions of gay people hoping, praying and fighting to one day
06/29/2015 07:00:00pm
Credit: Rob ShanahanThe music world is reeling from the news that Yes bassist Chris Squire has died.  The lauded musician, who was the only member of the legendary prog-rock group to remain in the band throughout its entire history, died Sunday of a rare form of leukemia at the age of 67.A variety of Squire's former band mates, musical collaborators and friends have written messages paying tribute to the influential bassist that have been compiled by Yes on a special section of the gro
06/29/2015 03:00:00pm