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Credit: Norman SeeffThis Sunday, Heart frontwoman Ann Wilson and her husband, Dean Wetter, will celebrate their first Valentine's Day as a married couple. Wilson, who tied the knot with Wetter on April 25, 2015, certainly has hearts in her eyes for her spouse, describing their relationship as "totally amazing.""It's just a beautiful marriage of souls and spirits and bodies, and we're just happy as we can be," she tells ABC Radio. "And we're still in the very beginning stages, so we're stil
02/08/2016 05:00:00am
STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty ImagesDavid Bowie's widow, Iman, has finally broken her public silence following her husband's death in January.Saturday, the model tweeted a simple message: "Love & Gratitude."  The tweet was her first in nearly a month.Previously, Duncan Jones, Bowie's son from his first marriage, tweeted, "Just wanted to thank you for the incredibly kind words & thoughts."Bowie and Iman tied the knot in 1992 and have a 15-year-old daughter named Alexandria "Lexi" Zahra J
02/08/2016 05:00:00am
Michael Ochs Archives/Getty ImagesDan Hicks, the leader of the Hot Licks, passed away at his home in Mill Valley, California, on Saturday at age 74 following a two-year battle with cancer."My darling darling husband left this earth early this morning," his wife, Clare Hicks, announced in a post on Hicks' official website. "He was true blue, one of a kind, and did it all his own way always. To all who loved him, know that he will live forever in the words, songs, and art that he spent his life
02/08/2016 05:00:00am
Darren Michaels/CBSElton John was in the passenger seat for the latest installment of James Corden’s popular feature “Carpool Karaoke” during a special edition of The Late Late Show following Super Bowl 50 on Sunday.After breaking into a chorus of Elton’s “Your Song,” the rock legend told Corden that the tune marked a big step in his long songwriting partnership with Bernie Taupin."[I] sat at the piano, read it through and said, 'God, this is amazing for a
02/08/2016 05:00:00am
Courtesy of AXS TVAlice Cooper will be featured on two rocking shows that will get their premiere on AXS TV on Sunday night. First up, the legendary shock rocker will be a guest on Sammy Hagar's new reality show, Sammy Hagar's Rock and Roll Road Trip, which airs at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT. That will be followed at 10 p.m. ET/9 p.m. CT by the concert film Alice Cooper: Live in Austin, which was shot at a February 2015 performance at the Moody Theater in Austin, Texas.On the latest episode of Rock a
02/07/2016 05:01:00am
RhinoHey, hey, The Monkees will be celebrating their 50th anniversary this summer, and the group will mark the milestone with a U.S. tour, as well as with a brand-new studio album called Good Times! that's scheduled to be released on June 10. The record will feature original tunes written specifically for the band by such modern-rock songsmiths as Weezer's Rivers Cuomo, XTC's Andy Partridge, Death Cab for Cutie's Ben Gibbard and Rogue Wave's Zach Rogue.Good Times! also will include songs penne
02/05/2016 06:00:00pm
Estate of Michael Jackson/Sony Music Legacy RecordingsSpike Lee's documentary Michael Jackson's Journey from Motown to Off the Wall, chronicling the making of the King of Pop's 1979 solo album, will debut on Showtime tonight at 9 p.m. ET/PT. Lee, who previously directed a similar documentary on Michael Jackson's 1986 album Bad, explains to ABC Radio how he was chosen to head up this particular project."I did two short films for Mike when he was alive and after Michael passed, I was asked by t
02/05/2016 02:00:00pm
Cliff Lipson/CBSLate Late Show host James Corden's been killing it lately with his popular "Carpool Karaoke" bit, featuring Adele -- whose episode scored record-breaking views on YouTube -- and Coldplay's Chris Martin.  Now, he's posted a preview of his next big "get" -- Sir Elton John.In the preview clip, posted on Facebook,  Elton and Corden sing "Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me," with Corden, a classically-trained singer, showing off an impressive ability to harmonize.  He a
02/05/2016 10:04:00am
Courtesy of Caesars EntertainmentBill Medley has decided to revive his famed "blue-eyed soul" duo The Righteous Brothers for the first time since the 2003 death of his partner Bobby Hatfield. Medley will team up with new singer Bucky Heard for a Las Vegas residency at the Harrah's Showroom that's scheduled to kick off on March 23.According to Ticketmaster, the engagement will include more than 40 performances and will run through a June 11 show. Tickets will go on sale to the general public to
02/05/2016 10:00:00am
Credit: Rob ShanahanJeff Lynne's ELO has lined up special performances on September 9, 10 and 11 at the famed Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. It's the  first U.S. concerts for the latest incarnation of Lynne's Electric Light Orchestra since the two shows the band played this past November at small venues in L.A. and New York City to celebrate the release of its new album, Alone in the Universe. At the concerts, Lynne and ELO will be accompanied by the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, con
02/05/2016 05:00:00am
Kevin Winter/Getty Images for BETBefore Lionel Richie receives a special tribute during next month's Grammy Awards, the legendary singer will be honored with a star-studded tribute concert at the 2016 MusiCares Person of the Year gala, taking place February 13 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.The event will be hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, who most might not guess, is a total Lionel Richie fanboy."You do not have any idea," Richie told Jimmy Kimmel's audience Thursday night. "This guy knows
02/05/2016 05:00:00am
ABC/Randy HolmesCommuters at London's St. Pancras International railway train station got a wonderful, crazy surprise on Thursday afternoon when Elton John unexpectedly showed up there and began playing a piano that had been set up in the middle of the station. The Press Association reports that the pop-rock legend, whose new album Wonderful, Crazy Night will be released on Friday, played for a few minutes without singing, then signed the piano and greeted some fans before exiting the station.
02/04/2016 06:00:00pm
Credit: Norman SeeffHeart is among the performers who will take the stage at the 2016 Grammy Celebration, the Recording Academy's official after-party event that will take place immediately following the 58th Annual Grammy Awards on Monday, February 15.The bash will be held at the Los Angeles Convention Center. This year's theme is "Grammy Land" -- a takeoff on the classic board game Candy Land that will include oversized candy displays, cotton candy trees, acrobats and aerialists and othe
02/04/2016 06:00:00pm
Ed Perlstein/Redferns/Getty ImagesMaurice White, co-founder of the pioneering funk-soul band Earth, Wind & Fire, died Wednesday at the age of 74 after a long battle with Parkinson's disease.  Maurice's brother and band mate Verdine White confirmed his passing in a message posted on the group's official Facebook page."My brother, hero and best friend Maurice White passed away peacefully last night in his sleep," Verdine writes. "While the world has lost another great musician and lege
02/04/2016 05:13:00pm
Credit: Joseph GuayIt's a wonderful, crazy time for Elton John.  The pop-rock legend will be all over television during the next few days, promoting his latest album, Wonderful Crazy Night, which gets its release Friday.First up for the Rocket Man will be a performance tonight, February 4, on ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live!, which airs at 11:35 a.m. ET. The show also will feature appearances by Lionel Richie and Bruce Willis.Then on Friday, the album's release date, Elton will be interviewed by Ma
02/04/2016 02:01:00pm