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Doug Sonders; Courtesy of So What ManagementIn the past, Rod Stewart has toured with Stevie Nicks, and now he's teaming up with another iconic female performer, Cyndi Lauper, for a joint U.S. trek that will take place this summer.The tour, which will visit 18 cities, gets underway July 6 in Hollywood, Florida, and is scheduled to wrap up on August 12 in Houston. Tickets go on sale this Friday, January 27. Stewart and Lauper will appear on NBC's Today show and Bravo's Watch What Happens L
01/23/2017 06:00:00pm
Legacy RecordingsTired of waiting for a new solo album from Ray Davies? Well, you won't have to wait much longer, as the founding Kinks frontman has unveiled official details about his long-awaited new solo effort, Americana, which will be released on April 21.Americana, which is a companion piece to his 2013 memoir of the same name, features 15 tracks, as well as spoken-word interludes of Davies reading passages from his book.The 72-year-old Rock and Roll Hall of Famer recorded Americana
01/23/2017 02:00:00pm
Credit: Jay GilbertRick Springfield will host and headline the 2018 edition of The 80s Cruise, which takes place in March of next year. The Australian pop-rocker will become the first music star to serve as emcee of the seagoing festival, which also will feature Mike + the Mechanics, original Foreigner frontman Lou Gramm, Loverboy, The Tubes, Thomas Dolby, ex-Katrina & the Waves singer Katrina Leskanich and Tommy Tutone.The 2018 80s Cruise will embark from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on Ma
01/23/2017 10:00:00am
Ed Miles; Courtesy of Fairport ConventionLed Zeppelin's Robert Plant makes a guest appearance on the upcoming album by Fairport Convention, 50:50@50, which celebrates the British folk-rock band's 50th anniversary. Plant lends vocals to a rendition of the vintage spiritual tune "Jesus on the Mainline," which was recorded at a concert in Banbury, U.K.According to a message from longtime Fairport Convention bass player Simon Pegg posted on the band's official website, 50:50@50 features half stud
01/23/2017 10:00:00am
Credit: Henry DiltzDavid Crosby's latest solo album, Lighthouse, was released in October, but fans can already get a taste of the folk-rock legend's next record by checking out his new protest song "Capitol" at his son James Raymond's SoundCloud page. In a post on his Twitter feed, Crosby explains that the tune is about "our shameful U.S. Congress."The 75-year-old Rock and Roll Hall of Famer says the song will appear on his forthcoming album, which tentatively is called Sky Trails and is due
01/23/2017 05:00:00am

Pat Benatar Releases New Song, \"Shine,\" in Solidarity with Women's March on Wash

Al Pereira/WireImagePat Benatar released a brand-new song titled "Shine" on Friday in support of the Women's March on Washington, which takes place in the U.S. capital on Saturday. The track, which was co-written with renowned songwriter and producer Linda Perry, is the Benatar's first new song in more than 10 years.While she isn't able to attend the march, the legendary singer says she's releasing the song to coincide with the event because she wants to show her "support for everyone march
01/20/2017 06:00:00pm

Robbie Robertson Honored with Prestigious Award at 2017 NAMM Trade Show

PRNewsFoto/NAMMThe Band's Robbie Robertson was presented with the National Association of Music Merchants' "Music for Life" award on Thursday in Anaheim, California, at the 2017 edition of the popular NAMM Show trade event. The honor recognizes Robertson's many musical contributions, including his work as a songwriter, guitarist and film-score composer.The 73-year-old Rock and Roll Hall of Famer received the award at the association's "Breakfast of Champions" session, which opened the 2017
01/20/2017 02:00:00pm

Soul \"Power\": Mavis Staples Featured on New Song by Indie Rockers Arcade Fire

Courtesy of Shore Fire MediaOver the years, Mavis Staples has collaborated with such diverse artists as The Band, Prince and Wilco's Jeff Tweedy, and now the soul/gospel legend has lent her powerful vocals to a new song by the Canadian-American indie-rock group Arcade Fire. "I Give You Power," is a synth-heavy tune that's the first new track the band has released in four years.You can listen to the song now via Tidal."It's never been more important that we stick together & take care of eac
01/20/2017 10:00:00am

Report: Billy Joel Drops Price on His Beachfront Florida Mansion

Myrna SuarezIn the market for a Florida beachfront mansion previously inhabited by Billy Joel? Well, you're in luck...if you have millions of dollars to spare.According to the New York Post, the Piano Man has dropped the price on his Manalapan, Florida, property by a million dollars, down to the low, low price of $18.5 million. The Mediterranean-style home has seven bedrooms and seven-and-a-half baths, and features its own private dock.The estate was purchased by Joel in 2014 and reportedly
01/20/2017 10:00:00am

Pete Townshend Plotting Solo Reissue Campaign, the Release of New \"Scoop\" Compil

Credit: Fabrice DemessenceThe Who's Pete Townshend is planning to launch a reissue campaign this year that will see the release of repackaged versions of his entire solo catalog released. Music Week reports that the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer will work with Universal Music Group International CEO Max Hole on the initiative, as well as on a new edition of his Scoop compilation series.Townshend says the project he's most excited about is the next installment of Scoop, which gathers together unr
01/20/2017 05:00:00am

John Mellencamp Debuts New Song Online, Talks Plans for Collaborative Album with

Credit: Marc HauserJohn Mellencamp visited Yahoo!'s The Katie Couric Interview show on Thursday, one day before Donald Trump's inauguration, where he introduced a politically charged new song titled "Easy Target."The 65-year-old singer/songwriter performed the melancholy folk-blues ballad accompanied by his touring band members Troye Kinnett and Andy York on piano and mandolin, respectively. The song is a reflection on the racial issues in the U.S., including the violent treatment many black p
01/19/2017 06:00:00pm

Elton John Schedules 25th Annual Oscar Party

ABC/Randy HolmesIf it's Oscar season, it must be time for Elton John's annual Oscar bash.This year will mark the 25th installment of Elton's Academy Awards Viewing Party, which raises money for his Elton John AIDS Foundation.  This year's event will take place in West Hollywood Park in Los Angeles, with a menu created by chef Gordon Ramsay, a live auction and exclusive musical performances.Among the co-chairs of this event -- which means they'll be attending the party -- are Steven Tyl
01/19/2017 06:00:00pm

Founding Greg Kihn Band Bassist Steve Wright Passes Away

Steve Wright, middle, with Greg Kihn Band (Richard McCaffrey/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)Original Greg Kihn Band bassist Steve Wright, who co-wrote the group's biggest hits and dozens of other tunes, died Monday of a heart attack at a hospital in Sacramento, California.Greg Kihn announced the sad news in a lengthy message on his official website. Calling Wright his "soul brother and songwriting partner," Kihn maintained that Steve "was the driving force behind the band and always kep
01/19/2017 02:00:00pm

Dolly Parton to Participate in a \"9 to 5\" Reunion at SAG Awards

ABC/Image Group LAAt the CMA Awards last November, Dolly Parton was presented with the Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award by her 9 to 5 co-star Lily Tomlin.  Now it's time for Dolly to return the favor.Dolly will reunite with her other 9 to 5 cohort, Jane Fonda, to give Tomlin the 53rd SAG Life Achievement Award at the 2017 Screen Actors Guild Awards.You can watch the stars of the beloved female-centric comedy from 1980 get together again when the 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awa
01/19/2017 02:00:00pm

Boz Scaggs, Norah Jones to Perform at Two Neil Young Tribute Shows in Texas Next

Courtesy of The Best FestBoz Scaggs and Norah Jones are among the well-known artists slated to perform at a pair of Neil Young tribute shows scheduled to take place next month in two Texas cities. The Neil Fest Texas charity concerts will be held on February 18 at Austin's Paramount Theatre and February 19 at Dallas' Granada Theater, and will raise money for Refuge Foundation for the Arts, a non-profit organization that helps support musicians and artists.Among the other performers who will
01/19/2017 10:00:00am