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Credit: Ross HalfinZZ Top recently launched a 2017 trek dubbed The Tonnage Tour, and now the famous Texas blues-rock trio has added a series of late-spring shows to the North American outing that include several concerts in their home state. The new dates begin with a May 12 performance in Amarillo, Texas, and run through June 10 show in Frisco, Texas, that also will feature Jimmy Buffett.Among the other cities ZZ Top will visit are San Antonio; Biloxi, Mississippi; Little Rock, Arkansas;
02/24/2017 06:00:00pm
Live NationLionel Richie's biggest album is called Can't Slow Down, but he's finally found something that has slowed him down: knee surgery. The singer had to have his knee operated on, and that's forcing him to postpone his planned tour with Mariah Carey.“When you have been performing as long as I have it takes a toll on your body," said Lionel in a statement. "Unfortunately my recovery from a knee procedure will not have me 100% ready to start the tour next month. I don&rsquo
02/24/2017 03:16:00pm
1988 © Paul McCartney/Photo by Linda McCartneyPaul McCartney is treating fans to another preview of the forthcoming deluxe reissue of his 1989 studio album, Flowers in the Dirt, which included several collaborations with Elvis Costello. McCartney has posted a video on his official YouTube channel that features the original demo of "My Brave Face," a song he co-wrote with Costello that reached #25 on the Billboard Hot 100.The clip also features some rare footage of Paul and Elvis working an
02/24/2017 03:07:00pm
Republic RecordsJohn Mellencamp has unveiled full details about his upcoming collaborative album with country-folk artist Carlene Carter, Sad Clowns & Hillbillies, which now is scheduled to be released on April 28 -- a week later than initially announced.The album features 13 tracks, including the recently released single "Easy Target," a song focusing on strained race relations and gun violence in the U.S. that Mellencamp introduced on the eve of President Trump's inauguration.Sad Clowns
02/24/2017 02:00:00pm
Denise Truscello/WireImageThe 25th installment of Elton John's Academy Awards Viewing Party goes down Sunday night in West Hollywood Park in L.A., and some stars might want to attend just for the food alone.The sumptuous dinner, whose menu was created by chef Gordon Ramsay, starts with bigeye tuna sashimi and caviar and Jerusalem artichoke soup, followed by filet mignon with smashed potatoes, truffle butter and caramelized onions and sea bass with white bean puree and fennel slaw.That will be
02/24/2017 10:00:00am
Courtesy of Shure IncorporatedPaul McCartney and The Who have partnered with the Shure microphone company for a special charity auction in celebration of the 50th anniversary of Shure's popular SM58 mics. Shure has created commemorative limited-edition SM58 microphones featuring custom-painted McCartney- and Who-themed designs that will be sold via eBay.Three hundred microphones of each design will go up for bid, with 10 of each signed, respectively, by Sir Paul and by The Who's Roger Daltrey
02/24/2017 05:00:00am
Roy's Boys/Legacy RecordingsBlack & White Night 30, the newly updated and expanded version of the late Roy Orbison's historic, star-studded 1988 concert special Black & White Night, gets its release Friday, February 24. The new collection, which will be available as a DVD/CD and Blu-ray/CD set, feature previously unreleased performances, unseen camera angles and a documentary about the show that includes interviews with the event's various guest artists.The new collection boasts a r
02/23/2017 06:00:00pm
David Livingston/Getty ImagesRetired Jefferson Airplane/Starship singer Grace Slick is a well-known supporter of liberal social issues, so some were surprised that she recently allowed the chart-topping Starship hit "Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now" to be used in a commercial for Chick-fil-A, a company that's funded organizations that are against gay marriage. In an op-ed piece published in Forbes, the 77-year-old Rock and Roll of Famer explains why, after initially balking at the request, she
02/23/2017 06:00:00pm
Capitol Nashville/UMeThree of Glen Campbell's early albums that helped establish the multitalented pop-country artist as a solo star -- 1967's Gentle on My Mind, 1968's Wichita Lineman and 1969's Galveston -- will be made available on vinyl for the first time in decades on March 24. The albums will be issued on black vinyl with sleeves replicating the original artwork.  Colored-vinyl versions of the records will be released at a later date via GlenCampbell.com.All three albums topped the
02/23/2017 02:00:00pm
Joe Greene; Piper FergusonJ. Geils Band singer Peter Wolf and Booker T. Jones of Booker T. and the MG's fame are among the many artists who will perform at the 2017 edition of the Beale Street Music Festival, which will be held May 5-7 in Memphis, Tennessee.Other well-known acts on the three-day event's bill include Soundgarden, Australian rockers Midnight Oil, Kings of Leon, Snoop Dogg, Bush, Ziggy Marley, Jill Scott, Widespread Panic, Jimmy Eat World, Sum 41 and Ani DiFranco, among others.Fo
02/23/2017 10:00:00am