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Rounder RecordsA new DVD/double-CD set documenting a Gregg Allman solo concert that took place in January of last year in Macon, Georgia, will be released on August 7.  Gregg Allman Live: Back to Macon, GA features the founding Allman Brothers Band singer and his eight-piece backing group playing a 16-song set at historic Grand Opera House in Macon, the Allmans' adopted hometown.Among the tunes Gregg performed at the show were Allman Brothers classics like "Statesboro Blues," "Melissa,"
05/22/2015 06:01:00am
Chris Ross/NBC"Red Nose Day," a three-hour live event designed to raise money for charity organizations that focus on helping children and young people in the U.S. and around the world lift themselves out of poverty, aired Thursday night on NBC.The star-studded event also included performances from U2, John Mellencamp, and a Game of Thrones parody featuring Coldplay.- U2 Performed "Song for Someone," from their latest album, Songs of Innocence.-Mellencamp was introduced by country giant and A
05/22/2015 06:01:00am
Music City MediaOriginal Foreigner frontman Lou Gramm is ready to launch a series of 2015 tour dates that will see him performing at a variety of venues and events around North America well into September.  The voice behind such classic hits as "Double Vision," "Hot Blooded," "Urgent," "Cold as Ice" and "I Want to Know What Love Is" will kick things off with a performance tonight, May 21, in Snoqualmie, Washington.Gramm's itinerary currently includes 19 shows, and is plotted out throu
05/21/2015 07:00:00pm
Credit: Sean EvansMusic fans don't generally associate Roger Waters with rootsy, acoustic sounds, but the former Pink Floyd star has signed on to headline the first day of the 2015 Newport Folk Festival.  The three-day event takes place Friday, July 24, through Sunday, July 26, at Fort Adams State Park in Newport Rhode, Island.According to a message on Waters' official Facebook page, Roger will play an intimate [set] specifically crafted for" the festival.  A limited number of sing
05/21/2015 07:00:00pm
Dean Stockings; Mike OwenBoy George, Annie Lennox and famed songwriter Paul Williams were among the honorees at the 2015 Ivor Novello Awards, held today in London.The Culture Club frontman was presented with the Outstanding Contribution to British Music prize.  The BBC reports that in his acceptance speech, Boy George described himself as "a melody writer who doesn't play any instruments," and said, "it's amazing I managed to have this 30-year-plus career doing what I love.  What a
05/21/2015 03:00:00pm
Rutgers University-Camden/Robert LaramieCall him Doctor Bon Jovi now.  Jon Bon Jovi received an honorary doctorate Thursday, and delivered a keynote speech, during the commencement ceremony for Rutgers University's Camden, New Jersey, campus.  The singer also performed an original tune that he penned for the occasion, which encouraged the graduating students to "write your song," "love your life" and "start your own revolution."Bon Jovi was presented with an honorary doctor of let
05/21/2015 03:00:00pm
PRNewsFoto/Live Nation EntertainmentMadonna has rescheduled the first three dates of her forthcoming Rebel Heart tour due to production issues."As my fans already know, the show has to be perfect," she says in a statement.  "Assembling all the elements will require more time than we realized.  I apologize for any inconvenience this may cause my fans.  I can promise you this show will be worth the wait.  Can't wait to share it with all my Rebel Hearts out there."The A
05/21/2015 11:02:00am
MVD Entertainment GroupVeteran rock guitar whiz Dave Edmunds will be releasing his first-ever all-instrumental album next month.  On Guitar...Dave Edmunds: Rags & Classics, which hits stores June 9, features the 71-year-old musician's interpretations of an eclectic list of songs -- everything from Procol Harum's "Whiter Shade of Pale," The Beach Boys' "God Only Knows" and Elton John's "Your Song" to R. Kelly's "I Believe I Can Fly" to a classical piece by Mozart."I've chosen a selectio
05/21/2015 11:00:00am
Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for TDF ProductionsEven if you could've scored tickets, chances are you would've had to steal a seat from a celebrity at last night's "surprise" Rolling Stones concert at the Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles. The Stones used the gig both as a warm-up for their upcoming Zip Code Tour, and to celebrate the June 9 reissue of their 1971 Sticky Fingers album, which includes the classic songs "Brown Sugar," "Wild Horses," and "Bitch."  The band played the album in its e
05/21/2015 09:37:00am
Ethan Miller/Getty Images via ABCThis past weekend, Van Halen's current lineup gave its first ever performance at an awards show when it played a rocking rendition of "Panama" to kick off the 2015 Billboard Music Awards.  Speaking with ABC Radio after the band's appearance, frontman David Lee Roth revealed that Van Halen also has been tapped to open another awards ceremony, the CMT Music Awards, which the CMT network will air live from Nashville on June 10.While a show that celebrates t
05/21/2015 06:00:00am
Credit: Penny LancasterIn 2013, Rod Stewart returned to the charts in a big way with his first album of original song in years, Time.  Still on a songwriting roll, the singer's following that up with another new studio effort, due this reports that at a presentation by Stewart's label, Capitol Records, he spoke about the new set, which is called Another Country, and will be released in October.  Rod said of the project, "I've wondered about being in the armed forces
05/21/2015 06:00:00am
Jeffrey R. Staab/CBSFoo Fighters had the honor of closing out David Letterman's final Late Show broadcast on Wednesday night.Dave Grohl and company performed "Everlong," as highlights of Letterman's 33 years in late night were shown.Letterman noted that "Everlong" holds great meaning for him. The Foo Fighters played it on Late Show when the host returned following heart surgery in 2000.Letterman recalled that he specifically requested the Foo Fighters appear on his program after that surgery t
05/21/2015 06:00:00am
Loud & Proud RecordsA two-CD/DVD set featuring recordings and footage from the all-star Lynyrd Skynyrd tribute concert held this past November at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta will be released on July 24. Lynyrd Skynyrd -- One More for the Fans! includes performances of many of the famed Southern rock band's best-loved songs by such artists as Gregg Allman, Peter Frampton, Cheap Trick, Charlie Daniels, Gov't Mule, Warren Haynes and Donnie Van Zant, as well as by the current Skynyrd lineup.
05/20/2015 07:00:00pm
ABC/Randy HolmesYou may already be aware that Elton John's life is going to become a movie titled Rocketman, with actor Tom Hardy starring as the pop-rock legend.  But now, it appears that the life of the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer also will become a stage musical.Theater producer Sally Greene tells British paper The Sun that a musical based on John's life is "in the works right now," adding, "It will be called Rocketman, but we will do the film first.  It'll open in Broadway before L
05/20/2015 03:01:00pm
Credit: Claude GassianAn eclectic lineup of artists will be opening for The Rolling Stones on the legendary British band's upcoming North American trek, dubbed the Zip Code Tour.  Most of the support acts have now been revealed -- via various official sources -- for the 15-show tour, which gets under way this Sunday and runs through a July 15 performance in Quebec City, Canada.Among the artists who will be hitting the stage prior to The Rolling Stones are Kid Rock, blues great Buddy Guy,
05/20/2015 03:00:00pm