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Credit: Dan HigginsAfter being eligible for induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame for more than 20 years, Yes finally will be welcomed into the institution at an April 7 ceremony in Brooklyn, New York. Original Yes frontman Jon Anderson tells ABC Radio that he's "obviously very excited" about the honor, while revealing that since receiving the happy news, he's noticed a change in the way people react to him when he's out in public."People wave at me now in the department stores and
02/23/2017 05:00:00am
BERTRAND GUAY/AFP/Getty ImagesRemember last year, when Sinead O'Connor claimed Arsenio Hall had supplied drugs to Prince?  And then Arsenio sued Sinead?  Regardless, it's all been settled now.To recap: Shortly after Prince died last April 21 from an overdose of the painkiller fentanyl, O'Connor posted on her Facebook page: "Two words for the DEA investigating where prince got his drugs over the decades.... Arsenio Hall.”  She added, “Arsenio I've reported you to the
02/23/2017 05:00:00am
Credit: Jimmy KingAfter winning five posthumous honors earlier this month at the Grammy Awards, the late David Bowie has now come away with two trophies at the Brit Awards -- the U.K. equivalent of the Grammys. The rock legend nabbed the British Male Solo Artist prize, while his final studio album, Blackstar, received the British Album of the Year award at the 2017 ceremony, which was held today in London.Dexter star Michael C. Hall, who is featured in the lead role in Lazarus -- the stage pro
02/22/2017 06:00:00pm
Credit: Myriam SantosJohn Fogerty recently was reunited with a prized Rickenbacker guitar that he played during Creedence Clearwater Revival's heyday, but which the rock legend says he gave away in either 1973 or '74, shortly after CCR broke up in. Rolling Stone reports that Fogerty's wife tracked down the instrument, a 1969 Rickenbacker 325 Sunburst, and gave it to him as a Christmas present in December.Fogerty tells the magazine that after he plugged in the guitar, "I started playing the so
02/22/2017 06:00:00pm
Credit: Tim FieldingThis year's Essence Festival is introducing something new for fans of the annual event. For the first time ever, women will be celebrated during a special night of performances featuring an all-female lineup, called "My Path to Strength."  Chaka Khan is among the singers who will perform on the main stage at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans, along with Mary J. Blige, Jill Scott, Monica, Jazmine Sullivan and Ari Lennox, while Jhené Aiko, Lalah Hathaway, Li
02/22/2017 02:00:00pm
Michael Tullberg/Getty ImagesOn Monday, family members and musical friends of Butch Trucks came together to salute the late Allman Brothers Band drummer at a private event held at the Cox Capitol Theatre in Macon, Georgia.Relix.com reports that among the many notable artists who performed at the memorial were ex-Allman Brothers members Jaimoe, Warren Haynes, Derek Trucks, Oteil Burbridge, Marc Quiñones, Jimmy Herring and Jack Pearson.  Others performing included Butch's son Vaylor, w
02/22/2017 02:00:00pm
Credit: Eleanor StillsThe Rides -- Stephen Stills' blues-rock side project with Kenny Wayne Shepherd and former Electric Flag keyboardist Barry Goldberg -- wrapped up a tour in support of their 2016 album, Pierced Arrow, last June, but now the band has announced plans to hit the road again this spring.The new trek will visit a variety of venues in the Southern U.S., kicking off March 29 in Nashville and running through an April 15 concert in Dallas. Among the other major cities The Rides' 201
02/22/2017 10:00:00am
David M. EarnisseThree members of Chicago -- Robert Lamm, James Pankow and former member Peter Cetera --  are among this year's inductees into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.The artists will receive the honor at the organization's 48th Annual Induction and Awards diner on June 15 in New York City.  Also being inducted this year will be Motown founder Berry Gordy, who deferred his induction in 2016.  Additional honorees this year include songwriter/producer Max Martin, who's writte
02/22/2017 08:54:00am
Credit: Bill Bernstein2017 marks the 40th anniversary of Foreigner's self-titled debut album, and the band is marking the milestone by launching a year-long celebration that includes headlining concerts, a major summer tour with Cheap Trick and various commemorative events, releases and promotions. The veteran rockers kicked things off in January with a series of headlining shows, and this past week the group launched a contest called the "I Want to Know What Love Is Flyaway Sweepstakes."
02/22/2017 05:00:00am
Johnny Nunez/WireImageGracing the cover of CR Fashion Book's latest issue is Michael Jackson's 18-year-old daughter, Paris Jackson, and inside she talks to Empire creator Lee Daniels about a number of topics, including a quality of her late dad's that she would take if she could.  "Definitely his strength. He was the strongest person I know and tried to do everything with as much love and kindness as possible," she says.  Paris also spills d
02/22/2017 05:00:00am
Credit: This Ain't Rock'n'RollA U.K. artist collective called This Ain't Rock'n'Roll has announced plans to erect a memorial sculpture paying tribute to David Bowie in Brixton, the London district where the late rock legend was born. The striking structure will be about 30-feet tall and will be a giant three-dimensional depiction of the blue-and-red lightning bolt that's painted on Bowie's face on the cover of his 1973 album Aladdin Sane.The sculpture, which has the support of the local coun
02/21/2017 06:00:00pm
Credit: The 1point8Roger Waters has padded his already-lengthy forthcoming North American trek, the Us + Them tour, with 11 more dates. The former Pink Floyd mastermind's outing, which kicks off May 26 in Kansas City, Missouri, and runs through an October 28 show in Vancouver, Canada, now features a total of 54 performances.Among the newly added shows are a third concert at the Staples Center in Los Angles, on June 27, and a second gig at the Pepsi Center in Denver, on June 4. The tour also
02/21/2017 06:00:00pm
Credit: Joel BernsteinTom Petty and the Heartbreakers will travel to the capital of Canada this summer to headline final day of the 2017 Ottawa Bluesfest, which runs from July 6 to July 16.The festival's eclectic lineup also will feature headlining performances from Pink, Toby Keith, Muse, 50 Cent, Live, LCD Soundsystem and Jake Owen. In addition, the bill includes such veteran acts as J. Geils Band singer Peter Wolf, Melissa Etheridge, Molly Hatchet and The Fabulous Thunderbirds. The event ta
02/21/2017 02:00:00pm
Courtesy of SunFestSteve Winwood, Christopher Cross, Ambrosia, Loverboy and Night Ranger are part of an eclectic lineup of artists that will be having fun in the Florida sun this spring at the 2017 SunFest music festival, which will take place May 3-7 in West Palm Beach.Winwood is among the acts that will headline the final day of the festival, while Cross and Ambrosia will perform on the same stage earlier in the day. Loverboy and Night Ranger, meanwhile, will be playing on Saturday, May 6
02/21/2017 10:00:00am