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Mick and James Jagger (Bobby Bank/WireImage)Vinyl, the HBO series co-produced by Mick Jagger and director Martin Scorsese, premieres tonight, February 14, at 9 p.m. ET. The show focuses on the sex- and drug-fueled music business in 1970s New York City just as punk rock, disco and hip-hop were emerging.Bobby Cannavale play the series' central character, a coke-snorting, volatile record executive named Richie Finestra, who's trying to keep his struggling label afloat.Speaking to reporters rec
02/14/2016 05:00:00am
Steve Jennings/Getty ImagesThe color most associated with Valentine's Day is red, so perhaps it's not surprising that Sammy Hagar, aka the Red Rocker, is a big fan of the holiday."My wife [Kari] and I are big advocates of love and Valentine's Day," he tells ABC Radio. "And me being the Red Rocker, it's kind of like my day, you know? It's a red day."What might be surprising to music fans is that Hagar often spends the holiday with Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart."Hart and his wife, Carol, a
02/14/2016 05:00:00am
Credit: Mark LondonFounding Beach Boys mastermind Brian Wilson has padded the list of dates for his recently announced world tour celebrating the 50th anniversary of his band's influential 1966 album Pet Sounds with a bunch of new shows. The U.S. leg of the trek, which gets underway with a June 14 concert in Burlington, Vermont, now is mapped out through an October 15 performance in Sacramento, California.Other newly added dates include a July 10 hometown concert at the Hollywood Bowl in Lo
02/13/2016 05:00:00am
Credit: Alan SilfenBefore being honored with a special tribute at the Grammy Awards on Monday, Lionel Richie will be recognized at the 2016 MusiCares Person of the Year gala tonight.The star-studded tribute concert, which takes place at the Los Angeles Convention Center, will include performances by Stevie Wonder, Lenny Kravitz, Rihanna, Dave Grohl, John Legend, Usher, Pharrell Williams, Demi Lovato, Luke Bryan and many other stars. Lionel is being honored for his philanthropy and artistic contr
02/13/2016 05:00:00am
ABC/Lou RoccoIt looks like Barry Manilow made it through his emergency oral surgery just fine. A message posted Friday on the pop legend's official website says, "Barry is out of surgery and doing well. His Doctors report that the surgery was successful and they expect no further complications."The note adds, with a touch of humor, that "Manilow has been instructed not to talk, sing or rap" for the next 48 hours. The message also points out that the 72-year-old singer "thanks everyone for th
02/12/2016 06:01:00pm
Sony MusicThe Scorpions' launched a major world tour commemorating their 50th anniversary last year, and the German hard rockers are continuing to mark the milestone in 2016 with a variety of new concerts across the globe. In honor of the ongoing trek, the band is set to release a three-disc "Tour Edition" of its 2015 studio album, Return to Forever, on April 22.The new collection features a CD version of Return to Forever with seven bonus cuts, and two DVDs containing footage of a pair of r
02/12/2016 06:01:00pm
Legacy RecordingsThe soundtrack to the acclaimed Janis Joplin documentary Janis: Little Girl Blue was released as a digital album today, February 12, though you'll have to wait until Friday, March 4 if you want it on CD. The 17-track collection features a mix of classic studio recordings and concert performances spanning the late singer's entire career, including rare live versions of her tunes.Janis: Little Girl Blue includes a previously unreleased rendition of her hit "Piece of My H
02/12/2016 02:00:00pm
Credit: Marina ChavezBonnie Raitt has just added a bunch of new dates to her 2016 North American tour. The singer has confirmed that she will now be playing 21 shows across the U.S. in August and September.The new run of dates kicks off August 12 in Wallingford, Connecticut, and is mapped out through a September 24 show in Berkeley, California. Among the major cities that Raitt will visit are Boston, Baltimore, Philadelphia, Minneapolis and Salt Lake City. All venues are yet to be announc
02/11/2016 06:00:00pm
Stiletto EntertainmentBarry Manilow has postponed two of his scheduled concerts, tonight in Highland Heights, Kentucky, and Friday in Nashville, after experiencing complications from oral surgery he had on Monday. The pop legend returned to Los Angeles to undergo another operation after playing a sold-out show on Wednesday in Memphis.The Highland Heights and Nashville concerts will be rescheduled soon. Those with tickets can hold on to them and redeem them on the new date. The current Nor
02/11/2016 03:57:00pm
Entertainment One MusicFounding KISS guitarist Ace Frehley has announced official details about his upcoming studio album, a star-studded covers project called Origins Vol. 1 that includes contributions from Frehley's old band mate, Paul Stanley, as well as from Slash, Pearl Jam's Mike McCready, and Lita Ford.  The 12-track collection will be released on April 15, and features Ace's take on songs by bands that influenced and inspired him.Stanley lends his vocal talents to a rendition of F
02/11/2016 02:00:00pm
Credit: Ruben MartinThis year's Super Bowl Halftime Show at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California, was an entertaining multi-artist spectacle that brought together U.K. rockers Coldplay with pop stars Beyonce and Bruno Mars. However, legendary rock guitarist Carlos Santana feels that organizers of the extravaganza fumbled the ball by not inviting local artists from the Bay Area to take part in the big show."I do feel compelled to point out to you that the Halftime Show should have inclu
02/11/2016 10:00:00am
Jamie Squire/Getty ImagesYou could argue Bruce Springsteen has already written his autobiography, in the form of the dozens of deeply personal, confessional songs he’s shared with fans over the decades.  But now he’s putting the story of his life in one place, in an autobiography to be released this fall.The book, which will be titled -- of course -- Born to Run, will be available from Simon & Schuster September 27.  Springsteen spilled the news in a tweet Thursday
02/11/2016 09:01:00am
Buckjoy ProductionsFounding Jefferson Airplane and longtime Jefferson Starship singer Marty Balin will release a new solo album called The Greatest Love on Friday, February 12. The 15-track collection is filled with the kind of romantic-themed tunes for which Balin is famous, so its arrival on Valentine's Day weekend is well timed."These are songs I've been doing live in concert that I've enjoyed doing and the audience seems to like them and they keep asking me when I'm gonna put them out,"
02/11/2016 05:00:00am
Courtesy of The Best FestThe first night of the two-part Fleetwood Mac Fest tribute concert took place Tuesday at the Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles. Among the eclectic variety of celebrities taking part in the show were Courtney Love, Jane's Addiction singer Perry Farrell, pop star Carly Rae Jepsen, KT Tunstall, the late George Harrison's son, Dhani Harrison, and actors Sarah Silverman, Will Forte, Juliette Lewis, Danny Masterson and Bijou Phillips.Jepsen opened the show with a cover of "Hold Me
02/10/2016 06:00:00pm
Courtesy of Rock and Roll Hall of FameIf you can't make it out to Brooklyn, New York, to attend this year's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, there's only one other place you can watch the big event in its entirety -- the Rock Hall in Cleveland itself. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum will host the Official Simulcast Party, which will be held on Friday, April 8, and will feature an uncensored live screening of the ceremony from Broolyn's Barclays Center.Tickets for th
02/10/2016 06:00:00pm