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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
Credit: Andrew EcclesThe Zombies will come creeping back to the U.S. in the coming weeks for a few concerts in Florida that will sandwich their performances on the third installment of The Moody Blues Cruise. The famous British Invasion band will kick off its 2016 stateside itinerary off with shows in Orlando on February 24 and Fort Lauderdale on February 25.The Zombies then will join The Moody Blues and a variety of other acts on the cruise, which embarks from Miami on February 26 and vis
02/06/2016 05:01:00am
George Rose/Getty ImagesThis Sunday, Lady Gaga will take the stage to sing the national anthem at the Super Bowl.  She'll be the first bona fide pop superstar to sing the anthem since 2013, when Alicia Keys did it. The last two anthems were sung by Tony-winning Broadway star and actress Idina Menzel, and opera legend Renee Fleming. Prior to that, we had six years of female pop divas taking the mic, including Alicia, Christina Aguilera, and four American Idol alums: Kelly Clarkson, Je
02/06/2016 05:01:00am
Sire/Warner Bros.It just goes to show that if you wait long enough, all scandals will fade away.  Pepsi's big Super Bowl commercial this Sunday will include a classic Madonna song -- nearly 30 years after the soft-drink company had to pull an ad featuring another Madonna tune.In 1989, Madonna's hit "Like a Prayer" was featured in a Pepsi commercial, but controversy soon erupted over the song's video, which featured the singer kissing a black saint and other provocative uses of Catholic
02/06/2016 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
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
Credit: Ross HalfinHollywood Vampires, the hard-rock supergroup featuring Alice Cooper, Aerosmith's Joe Perry and actor Johnny Depp, will give their first television performance on the 58th Annual Grammy Awards, for a special yet sad occasion.Cooper tells Rolling Stone his band will pay tribute to late Motörhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister at the ceremony, and also will play a new original tune titled "As Bad as I Am." The song will appear as a bonus track on a deluxe digital edition of the
02/04/2016 02:01:00pm
The Rolling Stones in 2015 (Credit: Kevin Mazur)The Rolling Stones started up their America Latina Olé Tour Wednesday night at the Estadio Nacional in Santiago, Chile, with a 19-song set packed with classic tunes. The rock legends kicked thing off, appropriately, with "Start Me Up" and finished with a two-song finale of "You Can't Always Get What You Want" and "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction."In addition to classics like "Paint It Black," "Honky Tonk Women," "Miss You," "Jumpin' Jack F
02/04/2016 12:05:00pm
Raphael Dias/Getty ImagesQueen guitarist Brian May is one of several music stars who have lent their talents to a song called "One Voice," which is featured in a new documentary titled A Dog Named Gucci that takes a look at animal-abuse laws in the U.S. The tune, which also features Norah Jones, Aimee Mann and Bangles singer Susanna Hoffs, is expected to be released on April 16 in conjunction with the 2016 Record Store Day campaign.A Dog Named Gucci tells the story of a puppy in Mobile, Alabam
02/04/2016 10:00:00am
Paul Zimmerman/WireImageEx-Foreigner frontman Lou Gramm hasn't released a solo album since 2009's Lou Gramm Band, but the singer reports that he's making progress  putting together a new record."Over the last couple years we have been recording [tracks] and tweaking them and listening and changing the [arrangements]," he tells ABC Radio. "You know, we're in that process. And I think we've got about eight songs."Gramm says that while it's become common for artists to release individual
02/04/2016 05:00:00am
Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images; Alistair ThainAretha Franklin, Phil Collins and Dionne Warwick are among the "Grammy Legends" who will be featured on a special series of episodes of CBS' The Insider that will air during the coming week in honor of the upcoming Grammy ceremony.Michael Jackson's nephew, TJ Jackson, will host the series and conduct interviews with the artists, who will discuss their journeys to success and what it means to be a music legend. The series kicks off tomorrow, February
02/03/2016 06:00:00pm