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Randy Holmes/ABCA man who stole a pair of heart-shaped glasses that once belonged to Elton John while they were on display at the Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum last month has avoided jail time.  The Memphis Flyer reports that Matthew Colvin, a 26-year-old resident of Cordova, Tennessee, received a two-year suspended sentence with probation for his crime.Colvin, who was sentenced Tuesday in a Memphis court after pleading guilty, had faced as much as four years in prison.  He was arrest
05/27/2015 07:00:00pm
Kevin Mazur/WireImageAlthough U2's longtime road manager, Dennis Sheehan, died suddenly at his hotel this morning, the band appears to be moving ahead with its recently launched iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE trek.  Tonight, the Irish rockers will play the second of five concerts they have scheduled at The Forum in Inglewood, California, and they now have announced a special surprise club gig that will take place Thursday at The Roxy club in West Hollywood, California.No tickets are being sold for
05/27/2015 07:00:00pm
Mary McCartney/MPL CommunicationsA few years back, Paul McCartney made a surprise appearance on an episode of 30 Rock, but the ex-Beatles star also was once offered a cameo role on another hit NBC sitcom, a little show called Friends. In an interview with The Huffington Post, Friends casting director Leslie Litt revealed that she'd wanted Sir Paul to portray Ross Geller's British father-in-law in the two-part finale for the series' fourth season in 1998."I went through his manager and gav
05/27/2015 03:00:00pm
Interscope RecordsDennis Sheehan, U2's longtime tour manager, died early Wednesday morning at a hotel in West Hollywood, California.  KABC confirms the news of Sheehan's passing, and reports the Los Angeles County Fire Department responded to a cardiac arrest call at the Marquis Hotel at 5:40 a.m. local time.Sheehan had been accompanying U2 on their recently launched iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE tour.  The band had just played the first of five scheduled concerts at the L.A. area venue The
05/27/2015 01:16:00pm
Image Courtesy of Webster PRGlen Campbell's smash hit "Rhinestone Cowboy" was released 40 years ago this week.  To celebrate the single's milestone birthday, Dolly Parton and a number of other country stars were filmed singing the tune for a video that's been posted at artists featured in the clip include Tim McGraw, Clint Black, Darius Rucker and Sara Evans.In 1975, "Rhinestone Cowboy" reached #1 on both the Billboard Hot 100 and Hot Country charts, becoming the first sing
05/27/2015 11:00:00am
PRNewsFoto/Universal Music EnterprisesAs part of The Who's ongoing 50th anniversary celebrations, a second installment in a series of vinyl box sets featuring replicas of the band's early singles will be released on August 14.  The Reaction Singles 1966 collection contains five seven-inch discs -- four singles and a five-track EP -- originally issued on Robert Stigwood's U.K. label Reaction Records.Each disc in the box set is pressed on heavyweight vinyl and housed in paper sleeves.&nb
05/27/2015 06:00:00am
Image Courtesy of Brian SetzerMusic fans who love that old-time rock 'n' roll likely will want to check out the new joint tour featuring former Stray Cats frontman Brian Setzer and George Thorogood and the Destroyers, which kicks off tonight, May 27, in Red Bank, New Jersey.  The 18-date trek will make its way across North America over the next few weeks, winding down with a June 20 concert in Saratoga, California.Setzer, who toured with Thorogood and his band back in the late '80s, tel
05/27/2015 06:00:00am
Reprise RecordsNeil Young has unveiled official details about his upcoming studio album The Monsanto Years, which he recorded with Promise of the Real, the band fronted by Willie Nelson's son Lukas.  The nine-song collection, which focuses on topical environmental and ecological issues such as the sale of genetically modified food, will be released on June 29.The Monsanto Years initially will be available as a CD/DVD set and as a standard-resolution and high-res digital download. 
05/26/2015 03:00:00pm
David BergmanJon Bon Jovi is one of the many artists featured on the Finding Neverland: The Album, and now we get to hear his contribution. People has a first listen to the track called “Beautiful Day" -- a cheerful anthem about seizing the moment."Everybody knows Peter Pan, and I guess in some essence you could always say that every rock and roll star is Peter Pan – they never want to grow up," Jon tells People.The album is a collection of reimagined songs from the new Broadway mu
05/26/2015 03:00:00pm
Rubén Martín/RCA RecordsThis Sunday, Carlos Santana and his group will wind down their latest series of shows as part of their ongoing Las Vegas residency at House of Blues Mandalay Bay, and will follow that with a month-long summer European tour leg that kicks off June 30.  Santana then will return to the U.S. for a late-summer outing running from an August 14 performance in Forest Hills, New York, through an August 29-30 stand at the Ravinia festival in the Chicago subu
05/26/2015 11:00:00am
Credit: Ross HalfinPete Townshend says he has a multifaceted creative project in the works that will include music and a book, but it isn't clear if The Who will be involved.  In a new interview with, the guitarist/songwriter reveals, "I am working on a magnum opus that will begin with the publication of a short novel in 2016."Townshend also reports that he's "writing new songs all the time," although he admits that after The Who winds down its 50th anniversary tour,
05/26/2015 06:00:00am
Image Courtesy of Art GarfunkelIt's been more than 40 years since famed folk-rock duo Simon & Garfunkel broke up, but Art Garfunkel apparently still remains troubled by childhood friend and longtime collaborator Paul Simon's decision to end their creative partnership.  In an interview with U.K. newspaper The Telegraph, Garfunkel admitted that he would gladly reunite with Simon for another tour, then directed some pointed comments toward Simon that seemingly displayed his continued bi
05/25/2015 06:42:00pm
Image Courtesy of Webster PRPat Benatar and her guitarist/husband, Neil Giraldo, have a busy year planned, with dozens of North American dates lined up as part of their ongoing 35th Anniversary Tour.  But the rocking couple took a little time off to chat with famed newsman Dan Rather for an upcoming episode of his AXS TV show The Big Interview.In the hour-long program, which debuts on July 21, Benatar and Giraldo, who have been married since 1981, open up about their long musical and
05/25/2015 06:00:00am
Photo: Guy WebsterAXS TV will celebrate the Memorial Day weekend by offering up an evening of programming this Sunday, May 24, that focuses on "America's band, The Beach Boys.  The marathon will includes the network's premiere screening of Brian Wilson and Friends: Live from the Venetian, a recent concert special filmed this past December in Las Vegas that showcased songs from the Beach Boys mastermind's new solo album, No Pier Pressure, plus classics from his old band.The program, which
05/24/2015 06:00:00am
Credit: Olaf HeineFor a split second, the members of U2 thought that the first show of their enormous iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE tour might be their last when guitarist The Edge fell off the stage.  In an interview with CBS Sunday Morning, the members of U2 discuss the incident, which luckily did not seriously injure The Edge."It was a moment of reverie where I just completely lost track of where I was on the stage," says The Edge in the interview.  "Out of the corner of my eye I could
05/24/2015 06:00:00am