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PRNewsFoto/Epic Rights; Mary McCartney/MPL CommunicationsIt's a question that music fans have pondered for decades -- which Beatles singer/songwriter do you prefer, John Lennon or Paul McCartney?  Now, a fascinating video put together by Scared Goose Productions has been posted online that gathers audio and video footage of 550 musicians, actors and other celebrities responding to the question.A tally of the responses appearing at the end of the 34-minute-long video shows that Lennon garn
12/19/2014 06:00:00pm
Credit: Clay Patrick McBrideLynyrd Skynyd has scheduled a pair of special hometown shows in Jacksonville, Florida, early next year that the Southern rock legends are planning to capture for a television special and home-video release.  The concerts will take place at the Florida Theatre on February 12 and 13, and will feature the band performing, respectively, its first two albums, 1973's Pronounced Leh-nerd Skin-nerd and 1974's Second Helping."We've been wanting to go back and recreate
12/19/2014 02:00:00pm
Image Courtesy of Adopt the ArtsZZ Top's Billy Gibbons and Allman Brothers Band drummer Butch Trucks will be honored for their contributions to American art and culture at a star-studded benefit concert scheduled for January 12 at the famous Sunset Strip venue the Roxy in West Hollywood, California.  The event will raise money for Adopt the Arts, a charity co-founded by ex-Guns N' Roses drummer Matt Sorum that helps fund music-education programs in L.A.-area elementary schools.Gibbons, T
12/19/2014 10:00:00am
Credit: Ross HalfinIn a new video interview with the U.K.'s Classic Rock magazine, Jimmy Page gives a little insight into his upcoming musical plans for next year.  The Led Zeppelin guitarist doesn't get too specific about his new project, but he promises that it will be something "sparkling…stimulating all the senses."He tells the magazine, "I'm playing guitar at the moment, because I'm getting ready.  I'm starting to get ready."Page explains that his game plan was that afte
12/19/2014 05:00:00am
John Paul Filo/CBSDarlene Love will help David Letterman usher in the holidays one final time when she makes her annual pre-Christmas appearance on CBS' Late Show Friday night.  As always, the acclaimed singer will belt out her soulful yuletide classic "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)," a song she's performed on the last Late Show episode before Christmas nearly every year since the program premiered in 1993.  Letterman recently announced that he'll be retiring from the Late Sho
12/19/2014 05:00:00am
Joseph Guay/Capitol RecordsIf you couldn't make it to Tennessee this past June to see Elton John and his band rock the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, you can now watch it from the comfort of your own home...if you're a member of Elton's fan club.Platinum subscribers to John's Rocket Club will receive Elton John: Live at Bonnaroo 2014 with the Elton John Band, a 68-minute video download of his set from the festival that was recorded on June 15.  The video features 10 songs, includin
12/18/2014 06:00:00pm
PRNewsFoto/The Recording AcademyGeorge Harrison, The Bee Gees and blues great Buddy Guy are among the artists the Recording Academy will present with Lifetime Achievement Awards in February.  Harrison, The Bee Gees and Guy will receive the honors as part of the organization's Special Merit Awards ceremony, a special invite-only event that's held annually during Grammy Week.  The 2015 gala will take place on Saturday, February 7, the evening before the 57th annual Grammy Awards cere
12/18/2014 02:00:00pm
Rick Diamond/Getty Images for The WhoThe Who's Roger Daltrey was a surprise performer at an all-star tribute concert to his legendary band held last month in London to support the Teenage Cancer Trust.  Now, a variety of collectibles signed by Daltrey and some of the event's other performers are being auctioned off to raise money for the charity.Among the items up for bid are a Gibson SG guitar autographed by Daltrey and Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder, a Gibson Les Paul guitar signed by Roger
12/18/2014 10:00:00am
MJ KimPaul McCartney dropped by The Tonight Show Wednesday to plug his new single, "Hope for the Future," which he wrote for the popular video game Destiny. Paul also admitted to host Jimmy Fallon that while it wasn't hard for him to write the music for a video game, he's pretty clueless when it comes to playing them.When Fallon brought up playing the popular video game Rock Band, which contains some songs from McCartney's former band The Beatles, the 72-year-old rock legend confessed he's not v
12/18/2014 05:00:00am
UN Photo/JC McIlwaineCongratulations are in order for Stevie Wonder, who's become a dad for the ninth time.A rep for Stevie tells Us Weekly that the legendary singer and his girlfriend, Tomeeka Robyn Bracy, have welcomed their second child together, a baby girl named Nia.The rep explains the child's name in Swahili means "purpose," which is "one of the seven principles of Kwanzaa."Stevie, 64, told ABC's The View last month that he would name his new daughter Nia.Prior to his relationship with Br
12/18/2014 05:00:00am
Credit: Rob ShanahanYes has revealed initial details for the 2015 edition of its Cruise to the Edge.  The prog-rock-themed seagoing event is scheduled to embark from Miami on November 15 and visit Key West, Florida, and a private island in the Bahamas before returning to port on November 19.Joining Yes on the lineup of performers for the cruise are Marillion, Saga, guitar virtuoso Allan Holdsworth, Nektar, Caravan and more than a dozen other acts.  In addition, a special pre-cruise
12/18/2014 05:00:00am
Image Courtesy of Webster PRKC and the Sunshine Band were one of the pop and disco hit makers of the 1970s, but the group's upcoming album celebrates the sounds of the socially and politically charged 1960s.  Due out on March 10, 2015, Feeling You! The 60s is a covers collection that features renditions of 17 memorable songs from the era.Among the tunes KC and the Sunshine Band recorded for the album are classics such as Bob Dylan's "Blowin' in the Wind," Ben E. King's "Stand by Me," The
12/18/2014 05:00:00am
David Bergman/Rock Paper PhotoVisitors to New York City this holiday season will have the opportunity to pick up some unique Bon Jovi collectibles. Jon Bon Jovi has curated a gallery display of photos taken by David Bergman, who has shot more than 200 of the band's shows, as well as other celebrities from the world of music and sports.  The singer also has autographed a limited number of the prints, which will be on sale in the exhibition space.  Jon is donating a portion of h
12/16/2014 06:00:00pm
Image Courtesy of Michael DorfThe music of David Byrne and his old band The Talking Heads will be the focus of the latest in a series of star-studded tribute concerts organized by New York City entrepreneur Michael Dorf.  The show is scheduled for March 23, 2015, at New York's Carnegie Hall.The initial lineup for the event includes ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons, Jane's Addiction frontman Perry Farrell, The Roots, Steve Earle, Rufus Wainwright, and Sleigh Bells singer Alexis Krauss, among others.&n
12/16/2014 06:00:00pm
Credit: Roger EricksonAs reported earlier on Tuesday, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts were among the artists who will be welcomed into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at the institution's 2015 induction ceremony, which will take place April 18 at Cleveland's Public Hall.  Now, the band's influential frontwoman has issued a statement expressing her feelings about the honor."I'm still collecting my thoughts, but the feeling is surreal," says Jett.  "I've always focused on making music
12/16/2014 06:00:00pm