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Mat Hayward/Getty ImagesPaul McCartney has now extended the North American leg of his 2016 One on One tour into the fall after adding an October 4 show in Sacramento, California, to his itinerary. The event will be the first concert held at the Golden 1 Center, the future home arena of the NBA's Sacramento Kings, and will be the former Beatles star's first gig in the California capital since November 2005.Tickets for the concert will go on sale to the public beginning Friday, May 6, at 10 a
05/02/2016 07:00:00pm
NPG Records/Chelsea LaurenLos Angeles will be partying like it's 1999 on Friday, May 6, as the city is set to honor Prince on the steps of city hall.The event, which is free and open to the public, will celebrate the late musician's legacy in music and philanthropy. The celebration will be hosted by the offices of Mayor Eric Garcetti, council member Marqueece Harris-Dawson and council member Jose Huizar.The announcement came via the event's Facebook page, which reads in part, "Our very o
05/02/2016 07:00:00pm
Dr. John, Bob Weir (Skip Bolen/Getty Images for Blackbird Productions; Josh Timmermans)Audio and video releases documenting star-studded concerts saluting Dr. John and the late Jerry Garcia will hit stores soon in multiple configurations as part of a new partnership between Blackbird Presents and the Concord Bicycle Music label.The events will be available on CD, DVD, as CD/DVD packages and as digital downloads.The Dr. John tribute, titled The Musical Mojo of Dr. John: A Celebration of Mac &
05/02/2016 03:00:00pm
Mary McCartney/MPL; Claude GassianSomething is happening in October and we're pretty sure we know what it is! Following a recent Los Angeles Times report claiming that Paul McCartney, The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, The Who and Roger Waters all may be taking part in a new rock festival that month in California, all of those famed artists have posted respective teaser videos to their social media sites featuring snippets of their classic songs and ending with the word "October."Last month, 
05/02/2016 12:35:00pm
Credit: Ian JohnsonCheap Trick, The O'Jays and Kenny Loggins are among the stars who will appear on the new season of Daryl Hall's ongoing music series Live from Daryl's House, which airs Thursdays at 9 p.m. ET on MTV Live, the high-def music channel that used to be known as Palladia.Live from Daryl's House features artists from various musical genres visiting the Hall & Oates singer at his club, located in Pawling, New York, where they jam on each other's hits and chat.Cheap Trick will be
05/02/2016 11:00:00am
Mathieu Bitton/SHOWTIMEThe Lenny Kravitz concert film Just Let Go will make its premiere on Showtime May 13. The documentary, which was filmed in Paris, Prague, Poland, Memphis, New Orleans and New York in 2014 and 2015, explores the relationships between Kravitz and his band."Just Let Go is the story about relationships between Lenny Kravitz and his band and why, despite him being a solo artist, these musicians are so vitally important to him, both personally and professionally," reads a p
05/02/2016 11:00:00am
Frank Hoensch/Getty ImagesIf you went to see Keanu, the new movie from Comedy Central duo Key & Peele, this past weekend, you may have wondered why there were so many references to George Michael in the film.  Turns out Keegan-Michael Key is a big fan, and George and his manager both approved the use of the '80s music icon's music and his likeness in the flick.As Billboard reports, in the comedy, which is about two guys who are trying to rescue their kitten from a drug dealer, four of
05/02/2016 11:00:00am
Mat Hayward/Getty ImagesPaul McCartney came face-to-face with a part of his past at his concert stop at Little Rock, Arkansas' Verizon Arena on Saturday.McCartney met Thelma Mothershed Wair and Elizabeth Eckford, two members of the Little Rock Nine, a group of nine black students who struggled against segregation, enrolling in the previously all-white Little Rock Central High School in 1957. Their bravery inspired the lyrics to “Blackbird," which appeared on The Beatles' White Album.Th
05/02/2016 06:00:00am
Concord RecordsPeter Wolf kicked off a U.S. tour this weekend in support of his critically acclaimed new solo album, A Cure for Loneliness. After a series of shows in New England and New York, the trek will hit various cities in the Midwest, South and Mid-Atlantic states before eventually making its way to California in August.Wolf tells ABC Radio that he and his longtime backing band, The Midnight Travelers, are "gonna be trying to get to as many places as we possibly can" this year to promo
05/02/2016 06:00:00am
Kevin Winter/Getty Images for NAACP Image AwardsA vault purportedly containing unreleased Prince songs was drilled open, according to ABC News affiliate KSTP-TV.The singer, who released 39 studio albums and dozens of other musical projects, died April 21 at his Paisley Park home in Chanhassen, Minnesota. He was 57.Bremer Trust, the St. Cloud, Minnesota, company given temporary authority over Prince's estate, opened the vault to which only Prince had the code, KSTP-TV added.Previously, Princ
05/02/2016 06:00:00am
Kevin Mazur; Kevin Kane/Courtesy of HBOThe HBO special featuring highlights from the 2016 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony premieres this Saturday at 8 p.m., just over three weeks after the event was held in Brooklyn, New York. This year's class of inductees included four classic-rock acts that many music fans felt had been long overlooked -- Deep Purple, Chicago, Steve Miller and Cheap Trick -- along with the influential rap act N.W.A.In the weeks leading up the ceremony, conf
04/30/2016 06:00:00am
Courtesy of Exhibit Development GroupStarting Saturday, Beatles fans in the U.S. won't have to travel all the way to Liverpool, England, to take an up-close look at the band's history.That day, an expansive new Fab Four-themed exhibit titled "The Magical History Tour: A Beatles Memorabilia Exhibition" will open at The Henry Ford museum in the Detroit suburb of Dearborn, Michigan.Billed as "the most comprehensive Beatles exhibition ever assembled," the display includes more than 150 artifacts f
04/29/2016 07:00:00pm
Credit: Alan SilfenAs the music world mourns the loss of pop icon Prince, celebrities and artists who had the opportunity to work with the eccentric musician provide anecdotal stories of the singer -- including Lionel Richie, who says that the "Purple Rain" artist refused to do the "We Are the World" collaboration simply because he didn't want to.According to Richie, who co-wrote the 1985 charity song with Michael Jackson, Prince was invited to participate in the A-list collaborative effort, b
04/29/2016 07:00:00pm
Columbia RecordsBob Dylan's new cover version of Frank Sinatra's 1957 hit "All the Way" has premiered online on Dylan's official website and YouTube channel. The track will be featured on the folk-rock legend's upcoming album Fallen Angels, which will be released May 20.Dylan's rendition of "All the Way" transforms the tune into a laid-back country shuffle, complete with twangy pedal-steel guitar. Written by Jimmy Van Heusen and Sammy Cahn, the song was introduced in the 1957 film The Joker Is
04/29/2016 03:00:00pm
RhinoChicago was honored with induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame earlier this month, and now comes word that a new box set featuring high-quality Blu-ray Audio versions of most of the band's early albums will be released on June 17.Chicago Quadio is a nine-disc collection boasting new quadrophonic and stereo mixes of the horn-driven rock act's first eight studio efforts, and of the group's 1975 greatest-hits compilation.The box set, which will sell for a suggested list price of
04/29/2016 11:00:00am