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Autumn de Wilde/UMe; Elde StewartNew exhibits focusing on two acclaimed artists who emerged during the 1960s, Motown legend Smokey Robinson and folk-rock great Graham Nash, will open this fall at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland, Cleveland.com reports.The debut of Robinson's exhibit will coincide with Rock Hall's 2015 Music Masters series celebration honoring the soulful singer/songwriter, which runs from November 2 to November 7.  The display will feature video inter
09/01/2015 06:00:00am
Credit: Mark SeligerKeith Richards reveals some tidbits about The Rolling Stones' upcoming plans and chats about his soon-to-be-released solo album, Crosseyed Heart, in a new interview with Entertainment Weekly.  The 71-year-old guitar legend says he's hoping to get his band mates back into the studio to work on new music soon, but admits that that likely won't occur as soon as he wants it to happen."I don't quite honestly see it [happening] this year," he tells the magazine.  "Af
08/31/2015 07:00:00pm
Credit: Dean ChalkleyPretenders frontwoman Chrissie Hynde is considered by many to be a strong female role model, but the veteran rock artist has upset various women's groups with comments she made in a new interview with The Sunday Times of London while promoting her about-to-be-published memoir, Reckless.  In the interview, the 63-year-old Rock and Roll Hall of Famer discusses a disturbing incident that happened to her when she was 21, where she was forced to perform sexual acts on m
08/31/2015 07:00:00pm
Olaf Heine; Mary McCartney/MPLFor many years, Paul McCartney has been considered the world's wealthiest music artist, but the legendary former Beatles star now reportedly has been overtaken by U2 frontman Bono.  International Business Times reports that the Irish singer's wealth has increased greatly in recent years thanks to his 2.3-percent ownership of Facebook, a windfall that, according to sources, now is worth about 940 million pounds -- or more than $1.4 billion.That figure would e
08/31/2015 03:00:00pm
CBS Photography 1964A series of rare sketches Paul McCartney drew in the early 1960s brought in a combined 15,000 pounds, or about $23,000, over the weekend at the annual Beatles Memorabilia Auction in Liverpool, U.K., the Liverpool Echo reports.  Hundreds of other Fab Four-related items also were auctioned off at the event, which was held at the Paul McCartney Auditorium at The Liverpool Institute for the Performing Arts.The four sketches, which originally were part of one larger sheet o
08/31/2015 02:00:00pm
Danny Clinch; ABC/Randy HolmesAll Things Must Pass is a new documentary about how Tower Records became a billion-dollar company in 1999 before the changing face of the music business led it to file for bankruptcy just seven years later.  You can watch the trailer for the film, featuring interview clips with Bruce Springsteen and Elton John, now on YouTube."If you came into town, you went to Tower Records," says Springsteen in the clip.  Adds Elton, "Tower just had everything
08/31/2015 11:01:00am
Eagle Rock EntertainmentMoody Blues frontman Justin Hayward recently launched his latest U.S. solo tour in support of his 2013 album Spirits of the Western Sky.  In addition to showcasing his new material, the unplugged gigs give Hayward the chance to dig into his catalog and play some deeper cuts from The Moody Blues and his other solo releases.Justin tells ABC Radio that for this tour's set, he's "changed up a few things, so it's working well…I think there's something there fo
08/31/2015 06:00:00am
Image Courtesy of RCA RecordsVan Morrison celebrates his 70th birthday today.  To mark the occasion, the prolific and influential singer/songwriter will play two concerts in his hometown of Belfast, Northern Ireland as part of the city's EastSide Arts Festival.The sold-out "Live on Cypress Avenue" shows will take place at 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. local time on the very street he immortalized in the song "Cypress Avenue" from his acclaimed 1968 album Astral Weeks.During his 50-plus-year caree
08/31/2015 06:00:00am
PRNewsFoto/Legacy RecordingsFrom the folks who bring us the NOW That's What I Call Music! series comes a new compilation featuring a variety of spooky-themed tunes that will arrive just in time for everyone's favorite scary fall holiday.  NOW That's What I Call Halloween!, which hits stores on Friday, September 11, is an 18-track collection that offers a mix of horrifying hits and macabre movie themes by a variety of pop and rock artists.Among the tunes featured on the album are Donova
08/29/2015 06:00:00am
Terry O'Neil/UMeThe Who's Pete Townshend is part of a diverse lineup of guest artists who collaborated with Jean-Michel Jarre on the influential French electronic-music composer's upcoming album, Electronica Part 1: The Time Machine, which will be released on October 16.  The rock legend is featured on a song titled "Travelator (Part 2)."In a new interview with USA Today, Jarre discusses why he was excited to have Townshend take part in the album."He was the first guy to introduce sequence
08/28/2015 07:00:00pm
ABCThe reports were true: Grammy Award-winning singer Chaka Khan will be among the celebs competing for the Mirrorball Trophy on season 21 of ABC's Dancing with the Stars.The singer announced the news via a brief video posted on the show's official Twitter account.  Khan tells her fans to "look out for me this season."The "I'm Every Woman" singer will compete against Spy Kids actress Alexa PenaVega and her husband, musician Carlos PenaVega; Backstreet Boys
08/28/2015 03:00:00pm
Credit: Rob HarriesSo, the famous inflatable pig seen tied to London's Battersea Power Station on the cover of Pink Floyd's 1976 album, Animals, won't be going on the auction block after all.  The 40-foot prop, nicknamed "Algie," was supposed to be part of a U.K. memorabilia sale scheduled for September 15 at Durrants auction house, but it has been withdrawn by Rob Harries, the man who created it, who says he now plans to give it back to the band.Durrants official Dominic Parravani tell
08/28/2015 03:00:00pm
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