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Myrna Suarez/WireImageBilly Joel just capped off a banner week by tying the knot.The 66-year-old singer-songwriter married girlfriend Alexis Roderick, 33, Saturday at his Long Island, NY estate, according to US Weekly.  By all accounts the ceremony was a surprise to the family and guests gathered for a Fourth of July celebration.New York Governor Andrew Cuomo officiated the nuptials, while guests included comic actor Kevin James and Alexa Ray Joel, Billy's daughter with second wife Christie
07/05/2015 08:07:00am
Mary McCartney/MPL CommunicationsPaul McCartney muses on a variety of interesting topics in a new interview with the U.K. version of Esquire, including sharing his opinion on his old band The Beatles, whom he maintains were a phenomenon that the world likely won't see again.The 73-year-old rock icon says part of the reason why The Beatles became such a sensation was the turbulent era during which they emerged, but he also insists that sheer talent played a bigger role."Let's not forgot, thos
07/05/2015 06:00:00am
Credit: A. StreiberWashington, D.C., will be boogying on July 4 when KC and the Sunshine Band hits the stage outside of the U.S. Capitol building to perform on PBS' annual Independence Day special, A Capitol Fourth.  Frontman Harry Wayne Casey, aka KC, says he's thrilled to be taking part in the event, describing it as "one of those 'pinch me,' 'aha,' 'wow' moments."The singer says his band will be playing a medley of three of its "major hits" during its slot, which will run seven minutes
07/04/2015 06:00:00am
Greg Grudt/The Hollywood Bowl; Dave J. Hogan/Getty ImagesPeople will be gathering together across the U.S.  to celebrate Independence Day, and as usual, some big-name music artists will help mark the occasion by playing concerts in various cities.  Among those acts is Journey, who will be performing at the Stadium of Fire event in Provo, Utah.The show, held annually at Brigham Young University's LaVell Edwards Stadium in Provo, Utah, features the biggest stadium fireworks display
07/04/2015 06:00:00am
Credit: Seth HellmanThe official video for Steven Tyler's new single, "Love Is Your Name," premiered online Friday at the Aerosmith frontman's website and VEVO YouTube channel.  The clip for the countrified tune features Tyler hanging on the porch of a rural shack before joining a bunch of hippified partygoers and fellow musicians around a down-home bonfire.The video, which was shot mostly in the outskirts of Nashville by director Trey Fanjoy, also features an appearance by some of Stev
07/03/2015 02:31:00pm
Credit: Penny LancasterRod Stewart has become the latest musician to be sued for copyright infringement.  According to The Hollywood Reporter, the singer is accused of copying an old blues song, "Corrine, Corrina," without permission.The song was written by Armenter "Bo Carter" Chatmon in 1928, and now the heirs of the Chatmon estate are suing Stewart over his similarly titled "Corrina, Corrina," which was included as a bonus track on his 2013 album Time.  Universal Music and Capitol
07/02/2015 07:00:00pm
Image Courtesy of Marion County Sheriff's OfficeNew details were revealed about the circumstances behind Journey drummer Deen Castronovo's recent arrests on a variety of charges, including first-degree rape and second-degree sexual abuse. The revelations came at Castronovo's arraignment appearance Tuesday in a Salem, Oregon, court. Oregon's Statesman Journal reports that the 50-year-old musician entered the court wearing a suicide smock and was formally arraigned on charges that also in
07/02/2015 03:00:00pm
Credit: Todd V. WolfsonBobby Whitlock, the journeyman keyboardist who perhaps is best known for his stint with Eric Clapton's group Derek and the Dominos, has lined up a series of U.S. tour dates with his wife and longtime musical collaborator CoCo Carmel.  The trek, an acoustic outing dubbed the Just Us Tour, will kick off on September 11 in Memphis, Tennessee, and is plotted out through an October 1 concert in Berwyn, Illinois.Whitlock has released several albums with Carmel over the
07/02/2015 11:00:00am
© Rob ShanahanNew details have been revealed about Ringo Starr's 75th birthday gathering this Tuesday, July 7, at noon PT in front of the famous Capitol Records Tower in Hollywood, California.  The celebration is open to the public, and fans can join the beloved Beatles drummer, his wife, Barbara, and some of his rock star pals in giving Starr's trademark "peace and love" salute.Among the well-known musicians who will be on hand for the event are Ringo's brother-in-law Joe Walsh, Ed
07/02/2015 06:00:00am
Al Pereira/WireImageBilly Joel made history with his latest show in his Madison Square Garden residency Wednesday night.He performed his record 65th show at the famous New York City venue, surpassing Elton John for the most performances there by an artist. Actor and fellow Long Island native Kevin James was there to raise a banner commemorating the achievement. "We love you Billy," the Pixels star said. "Let's have another 65!"Billy's set list included covers of Elton's "Goodbye Yellow Bric
07/02/2015 06:00:00am
Eagle Rock EntertainmentThe Moody Blues wound down their 2015 tour schedule with a June 27 performance at the U.K.'s Glastonbury Festival, and now frontman Justin Hayward is turning his attention to his planned solo acoustic performances.  The singer/guitarist has a previously announced U.S. trek scheduled to kick off on August 19 in Plymouth, New Hampshire, and he recently tacked on more than a dozen dates that will see him on the road until late September.The newly added shows run fro
07/01/2015 07:00:00pm
Credit: Rob ShanahanFounding Yes bassist Chris Squire died Saturday at the age of 67 of a rare form of leukemia, and now his widow, Scotland, has come forward with some news to share regarding her late husband.Scotland Squire reveals in a statement posted on YesWorld.com, "My best friend and the love of my life Chris Squire will be cremated today in Scottsdale, Arizona at 3:00 p.m. [6 p.m. ET]."  She then quips, "However, knowing Chris, he might be running a bit late for the event; afte
07/01/2015 05:04:00pm
Image Courtesy of Far Out ManagementThe Family Stone, the band consisting of three founding members of Sly and the Family Stone, has just released a new single titled "Do Yo Dance" that's available for purchase as a digital download via iTunes.  The song is the first new music to feature the Sly and the Family Stone band mates -- saxophonist Jerry Martini, trumpet player Cynthia Robinson and drummer Greg Errico -- in 45 years."Do Yo Dance" is a funky, celebratory tune driven by the Fam
07/01/2015 03:00:00pm
Image Courtesy of The Rolling StonesThe first-ever major exhibition focusing on The Rolling Stones will roll into London's renowned Saatchi Gallery in the spring of 2016.  The exhibit, dubbed "Exhibitionism," will offer an in-depth look at the band's history and will featured nine themed sections spread across two full floors of the gallery.The exhibition, which is being put together with the band's full cooperation, will offer a vast array of Stones memorabilia, including more than 50
07/01/2015 12:19:00pm
Webster PRDue to popular demand, Dolly Parton has added a second show at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium, on August 1.  Her first concert at the famous venue, on July 31, sold out very quickly after tickets went on sale earlier this month.While proceeds from the original show are going to Nashville's W.O. Smith School of Music, Parton is donating funds from her August 1 performance to the Opry Trust Fund.  The country music legend has been a Grand Ole Opry member since 1969, and sh
07/01/2015 11:00:00am