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Credit: Myrna SuarezWe knew Billy Joel and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo were chummy. Cuomo presided over Joel's wedding to Alexis Roderick last July, and he's the godfather to their daughter, Della Rose. So who better to interview the Piano Man for a new Q&A?  In the feature for Long Island's BEACH magazine, the two pals talk pasta, boats and their undying love of New York."When I'm away from my home, I actually get homesick,” Joel tells Cuomo. "I've been all over the world, b
05/26/2016 03:00:00pm
Royal MailBritain's postal agency is paying tribute to Pink Floyd with a series of postage stamps to mark the band's 50th anniversary.The Royal Mail is issuing 10 commemorative stamps honoring the influential rock band. A set of six stamps, which will be available starting July 7, shows the memorable cover art of six of the band's albums -- 1967's The Piper at the Gates of Dawn, 1970's Atom Heart Mother, 1973's The Dark Side of the Moon, 1975's Wish You Were Here, 1977's Animals, and 2014's T
05/26/2016 12:00:00pm
Leon Morris/Redferns via Getty ImagesNeil Young will visit The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Thursday, May 26. The folk-rock legend isn't scheduled to perform, but he's expected to chat about Earth, his upcoming live album with Promise of the Real.The Late Show airs on NBC at 11:35 p.m. ET/10:35 p.m. CT. Also slated to appear on the program are Masters of Sex star Lizzy Caplan and comic Mike Epps.As previously reported, Earth features 13 songs that Young recorded in concert with Promise of t
05/26/2016 11:00:00am
ABC/Randy HolmesElton John is heading to Russia this month to perform two concerts, but his schedule won't include a long-awaited meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.Last November, Elton said he and Putin had shared a phone call and were working toward a time to meet so they could discuss Elton's concerns about Russia's persecution of gays.  But the BBC reports that, according to a Kremlin spokesperson, there is "no appropriate time in the two men's schedules" for the meetin
05/26/2016 10:32:00am
Atco RecordsJeff Beck teamed up with two young female musicians from his U.K. homeland, singer Rosie Bones and guitarist Carmen Vandenberg, to create his upcoming studio album, Loud Hailer, which hits stores July 15. The 11-song collection is filled with edgy, topical tunes that the guitar legend says were inspired by his observations about modern society as he surfed the internet.Beck tells ABC Radio that his ideas for the album's theme took shape while he was stuck indoors during winterti
05/26/2016 06:00:00am
Guy Prives/Getty ImagesBon Jovi's new album will soon be on its way. The band announced on Twitter today that it's completed its next release, titled This House Is Not for Sale."THE ALBUM IS DONE," the New Jersey rockers wrote, and posted a group photo taken at New York City's Electric Lady Studios. The album likely will be released this fall.THE ALBUM IS DONE Photo by @DavidBergman pic.twitter.com/KsJjQCJHWO— Bon Jovi (@BonJovi) May 25, 2016Although last summer, Bon Jovi announced i
05/26/2016 06:00:00am
BERTRAND GUAY/AFP/Getty ImagesTwo people claiming to be heirs to Prince's estate are protesting being required to take DNA tests.Brianna Nelson and Victoria Nelson, who claim they are descendants of Prince's half-brother Duane Nelson Sr., say the tests are not necessary.  According to USA Today, Brianna says she is the daughter of Duane Nelson Sr. Victoria's legal guardian, Jeannine Halloran, says Victoria is his granddaughter.Carver County probate judge Kevin Eide previously ordered t
05/25/2016 07:00:00pm
ABC/Randy HolmesElton John is among a newly announced crop of celebs who have signed on to appear on NBC's The Red Nose Day Special, which airs Thursday on NBC from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. ET. The star-studded charity event helps raise awareness and money for children in need all around the world.Elton, who is a longtime supporter of the Red Nose Day charity, will perform a special song during the special. Other celebrities who have been added to the bill include country star and The Voice coach
05/25/2016 07:00:00pm
Credit: Ed MilesThe ongoing copyright-infringement case involving Led Zeppelin's "Stairway to Heaven" has prompted Robert Plant to pull out of a scheduled June 19 appearance at the 2016 Meltdown Festival in London.A message posted on Plant's Facebook page explains that the singer had to cancel because he's a defendant in the court case, which is scheduled to begin proceedings on June 14 in Los Angeles.Plant's withdrawal from the show -- dubbed "The Boat We're In" -- as well as other unrelated
05/25/2016 03:00:00pm
PRNewsFoto/Def Jam RecordingsOprah Winfrey may be known for her celebrity influence, but she wasn't quite able to dissuade Paul McCartney from collaborating with Kanye West on the rap star's song "All Day." The issue, apparently, was the song's content.McCartney explains in a recent interview with John Wilson for BBC Radio 4’s Mastertapes how Winfrey advised him to pass on the popular track."I get this track back, a thing called 'All Day': he's taken my melody and he's made it serio
05/25/2016 03:00:00pm
Jimmy King; Frank Hoensch/Redferns via Getty ImagesWe've lost a lot of musical legends this year, and now AXS TV is paying tribute to some of them on a special episode of The Big Interview, the series hosted by newsman Dan Rather. The Big Interview -- Special Edition: Legends Lost, which premieres June 7 at 8 p.m. ET, will honor the lives of David Bowie, Natalie Cole and Prince, among others.The hour-long special will be divided into segments focusing on each individual artist and will use arc
05/25/2016 11:00:00am
PRNewsFoto/Mercury/UMeNewly remastered versions of the classic studio and live albums that The Allman Brothers Band released from 1969 through 1979 will be reissued on high-quality 180-gram vinyl on July 22. A total of nine albums will be rereleased, spanning from the group's 1969 self-titled debut through 1979's Enlightened Rogues, and also including an expanded three-LP edition of Live at Ludlow Garage: 1970, a shorter version of which originally was issued in 1990.The vinyl reissues will incl
05/25/2016 06:00:00am
PRNewsFoto/Mercury/UMeNewly remastered versions of the classic studio and live albums that The Allman Brothers Band released from 1969 through 1979 will be reissued on high-quality 180-gram vinyl on July 22. A total of nine albums will be rereleased, spanning from the group's 1969 self-titled debut through 1979's Enlightened Rogues, and also including an expanded three-LP edition of Live at Ludlow Garage: 1970, a shorter version of which originally was issued in 1990.The vinyl reissues will incl
05/25/2016 06:00:00am
Danny Clinch; Alasdair McLellanBruce Springsteen is a true gentleman. According to U.K.’s The Mirror, the New Jersey rocker gave pop superstar Adele his jacket during his chilly outdoor Rock in Rio concert in Lisbon, Portugal, last week.Adele reportedly recounted his kind act during her own Lisbon show over the weekend."I was wearing a ridiculous skirt, which was silly. It gets quite windy in Lisbon," The Mirror quotes her as saying. "I had a little thin [sweater] on, and Bruce came out a
05/24/2016 07:00:00pm
Eagle Rock EntertainmentA trailer for the upcoming Rolling Stones release Totally Stripped, an expanded, multi-format version of the band's 1995 unplugged album Stripped, has premiered online. The 30-second promo video includes brief interview segments with Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, as well as clips of the group performing and behind-the-scenes footage.The Stripped album featured a combination of tracks that The Rolling Stones recorded live at studios in Tokyo and Lisbon, Portugal, and co
05/24/2016 07:00:00pm