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Credit: Andrew MacPhersonWherever he is, Lionel Richie must be dancing on the ceiling.  The pop/R&B singer has scored his first #1 album on the U.K. chart in more than 23 years, as his compilation The Definitive Collection, has jumped to the top spot following Richie's acclaimed June 28 performance at the Glastonbury Festival.The 2003 retrospective, which features highlights from Richie's solo career and from his tenure with The Commodores, leaped from the 103rd slot to #1 after an amaz
07/06/2015 07:00:00pm
Courtesy of The Grateful DeadThe Grateful Dead's final three concerts, held Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Chicago's Soldier Field, were the highest attended events ever at the venue since it was renovated in 2003.  Billboard reports that the group's Fare Thee Well shows on July 3, 4 and 5 in the Windy City drew 70,764, 70,844 and 71,000, respectively.The previous record was held by U2, who brought in 67,936 fans for a 2009 concert during the Irish bands 360° Tour.As previously repo
07/06/2015 07:00:00pm
PRNewsFoto/T.J. Martell FoundationIn a new interview, Yoko Ono speaks out about the murderous ISIS terrorist who has been given the nickname "Jihadi John" in reference to her late husband, John Lennon.  Ono tells U.K. newspaper The Observer she "thought that was very distasteful" to use Lennon's name in connection with the Islamic militant, who has appeared in a number of videos in which he's shown beheading kidnapping victims from various countries.Ono says she feels a duty to continue
07/06/2015 03:00:00pm
EMI MusicPink Floyd's The Dark Side of the Moon may be more than 40 years old, but, according to Nielsen Music, it's one of the 10 top-selling albums for the first half of 2015…on vinyl, that is.  The classic 1973 album landed at #7 on the 2015 Nielsen Music U.S. Mid-Year Report's Top LP Vinyl Albums list after selling 22,600 copies.The report reveals that sales of vinyl records have increased by 38-percent from last year, and now comprise almost nine percent of all physical a
07/06/2015 11:00:00am
Rebecca Sapp/WireImageBernie Taupin is famous for writing the words to all of Elton's John's mega hits, but the lyricist also is a painter, and his artwork will be in the spotlight this month at two shows in New York's exclusive beachfront Hamptons communty.Mark Borghi Fine Art is mounting a retrospective Taupin show, titled "BLUEPRINT," at its Bridgehampton, New York, location.  The exhibit will include 16 contemporary and abstract works that reflect Taupin's influences from the art
07/06/2015 11:00:00am
Credit: Al PereiraHere's some cool news for Kinks fans.  Founding lead guitarist Dave Davies has revealed the title and release date of the recently announced live solo album he's been putting together.  Rippin' Up NYC is scheduled to hit stores on August 21, according to a post on his Twitter feed.Judging by the title, the album likely was recorded during the two-night stand Davies played this past November at the City Winery in New York City.  Those concerts were part of a br
07/06/2015 06:01:00am
Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagicThe core surviving members of The Grateful Dead completed their Fare Thee Well Tour Sunday with the third of three shows at Chicago's Soldier Field.As was the case for their shows in Santa Clara, California, a week earlier, Dead rhythm guitarist Bob Weir, bassist Phil Lesh, and drummers Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann were joined during the weekend by Phish frontman Trey Anastasio, Bruce Hornsby, and keyboardist Jeff Chimenti.Among the fans at Friday's show was Donald Stron
07/06/2015 06:01:00am
Myrna Suarez/WireImageBilly Joel just capped off a banner week by tying the knot.The 66-year-old singer-songwriter married girlfriend Alexis Roderick, 33, Saturday at his Long Island, NY estate, according to US Weekly.  By all accounts the ceremony was a surprise to the family and guests gathered for a Fourth of July celebration.New York Governor Andrew Cuomo officiated the nuptials, while guests included comic actor Kevin James and Alexa Ray Joel, Billy's daughter with second wife Christie
07/05/2015 08:07:00am
Mary McCartney/MPL CommunicationsPaul McCartney muses on a variety of interesting topics in a new interview with the U.K. version of Esquire, including sharing his opinion on his old band The Beatles, whom he maintains were a phenomenon that the world likely won't see again.The 73-year-old rock icon says part of the reason why The Beatles became such a sensation was the turbulent era during which they emerged, but he also insists that sheer talent played a bigger role."Let's not forgot, thos
07/05/2015 06:00:00am
Credit: Seth HellmanThe official video for Steven Tyler's new single, "Love Is Your Name," premiered online Friday at the Aerosmith frontman's website and VEVO YouTube channel.  The clip for the countrified tune features Tyler hanging on the porch of a rural shack before joining a bunch of hippified partygoers and fellow musicians around a down-home bonfire.The video, which was shot mostly in the outskirts of Nashville by director Trey Fanjoy, also features an appearance by some of Stev
07/03/2015 02:31:00pm
Courtesy of The Grateful DeadThe core surviving members of The Grateful Dead will bring the group's long, strange trip to a close this weekend with a three-show stand at Chicago's Soldier Field that begins tonight.  The band's brief Fare Thee Well Tour, which also included a pair of concerts last weekend in Santa Clara, California, features Dead rhythm guitarist Bob Weir, bassist Phil Lesh, and drummers Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann performing alongside Phish frontman Trey Anastasio,
07/03/2015 06:00:00am
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