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PRNewsFoto/Live Nation EntertainmentStevie Nicks was supposed to wrap up her 24 Karat Gold Tour with opening act The Pretenders with a December 18 show at The Forum in Inglewood, California, but the beloved Fleetwood Mac singer has now extended the solo trek into 2017. A total of 20 new dates have just been announced, running from a February 23 concert in Reno, Nevada, through an April 6 show in Uniondale, New York.Tickets for the newly announced concerts go on sale to the public starting Mo
12/05/2016 06:00:00pm
David Warner Ellis/RedfernsMore than 40 years after Sweet released its smash hit "Fox on the Run," the song has climbed to #1 on the iTunes' Top 40 U.S. Rock Songs chart. The veteran British pop-rock act can thank the 1975 tune's revival on the new trailer for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, which premiered Saturday and attracted 81 million views in its first 24 hours."Fox on the Run" is featured prominently in the promo for the forthcoming sequel to the hugely successful 2014 sci-fi/comedy fl
12/05/2016 06:00:00pm
Maryanne Bilham-Knight/Press Here PublicityDef Leppard has announced its first performances of 2017: a trio of headlining appearances at U.S. hard-rock festivals taking place in the spring.The veteran British rockers will be playing the main stage at next year's Welcome to Rockville, Fort Rock and Carolina Rebellion festivals.Welcome to Rockville and Fort Rock will be held April 29-30 in Jacksonville and Fort Myers, Florida, respectively, while Carolina Rebellion is scheduled for May 5-7 in C
12/05/2016 06:00:00pm
Christopher Polk/Getty Images for VH1Bob Dylan recently informed the Swedish Academy that he wouldn't be able to attend the Nobel Prize Award Ceremony in Stockholm this Saturday, December 10, because of "pre-existing commitments." Now comes word that the legendary singer/songwriter, who's receiving the prestigious Nobel Prize in Literature, will at least be providing a speech, which will be read during the Nobel honorees banquet.According to a message on the official Nobel Prize Facebook p
12/05/2016 02:00:00pm
Mert Alas & Marcus PiggottIn a new cover story, Billboard's Woman of the Year, Madonna, expresses her sadness about the presidential election, especially in light of the fact that so many women voted for Donald Trump."It felt like someone died," she says of her post-election emotions. "It felt like a ­combination of the heartbreak and betrayal you feel when someone you love more than anything leaves you," adding, "Women betrayed us."Asked why women supported Trump, Madonna says, "Wome
12/05/2016 02:00:00pm
Katarina Benzova/Scott Uchida/Scott UchidaGuns N' Roses' massive Not in This Lifetime tour is rolling on in 2017, with the band announcing more than 30 upcoming dates across Europe and North America. The action kicks off again May 27 in Dublin, Ireland, and get back to our shores on July 27 in St. Louis with a show at The Dome at America's Center. Tickets go on sale December 9 in Canada and Europe, and December 10 in the U.S. VIP packages are available via VIPNation.com.  Citi ca
12/05/2016 08:08:00am
Credit: Joe GreenePeter Wolf recently wrapped up his 2016 tour itinerary in support of his latest solo album, A Cure for Loneliness, and the founding J. Geils Band frontman has now starting lining up 2017 dates. Wolf currently has four concerts on his forthcoming schedule, all of them in New England.The soulful singer will kick things off by an April 8 performance in Beverly, Massachusetts, followed by an April 18-19 engagement in Fall River, Massachusetts, and an April 29 gig in Bristol, New
12/05/2016 05:00:00am
James Glader; Timothy WhiteThe 39th annual Kennedy Center Honors ceremony takes place tonight in Washington, D.C., and among the artists who will receive the prestigious award this year are The Eagles and James Taylor.The Eagles originally were to have been saluted at the 2015 edition of the Kennedy Center Honors, but that was postponed because founding singer/guitarist Glenn Frey was experiencing serious health issues that sadly claimed his life this past January.In a recent interview with
12/04/2016 05:00:00am