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ABC/Adam TaylorRecent reports by multiple media outlets claimed that U2 frontman Bono had surpassed Paul McCartney as the richest rock star on the planet, but Forbes begs to differ.  While the earlier reports deduced that because Bono supposedly owned a 2.3-percent share of Facebook that now is worth more than $1.4 billion, he'd have to be wealthier than the former Beatle, but Forbes maintains that the calculations done by the original source of those reports was faulty.Forbes explains th
09/01/2015 07:00:00pm
Capitol RecordsRod Stewart fans can get a taste of the lauded singer's upcoming studio album, Another Country, by checking out the exclusive premiere of the official video for his new song "Please" at Yahoo.com.  The clip shows Stewart looking suave in a pink jacket and tie and black shirt and pants, as he performs the tune with a backing group in what appears to be a large warehouse."Please" is a soulful mid-tempo rock song, with blue-tinged guitar solos, a pulsing drum beat and Rod's
09/01/2015 07:00:00pm
Mindless Records/UMeKeith Richards has premiered a third new solo song online as part of his recently launched campaign promoting his upcoming solo album, Crosseyed Heart, which hits stores September 18.  The new tune, called "Robbed Blind," began streaming at CrosseyedHeart.com after a temporary blue commemorative plaque was unveiled at The Ealing Club, located in the London suburb of Ealing, where the Rolling Stones guitarist played his first gig.The location of the heritage marker was re
09/01/2015 03:00:00pm
Jimmy King; Ross HalfinDavid Bowie, Aerosmith's Steven Tyler and Joe Perry, and Cyndi Lauper are among the stars who are contributing songs to the upcoming stage musical based on the Nickelodeon series SpongeBob SquarePants.According to a press release posted on the Broadway in Chicago website, The SpongeBob Musical will premiere on June 7, 2016, at Chicago's Oriental Theatre and will feature original tunes by Tyler and Perry, Lauper, They Might Be Giants, modern rockers The Flaming Lips, R&
09/01/2015 11:00:00am
Autumn de Wilde/UMe; Elde StewartNew exhibits focusing on two acclaimed artists who emerged during the 1960s, Motown legend Smokey Robinson and folk-rock great Graham Nash, will open this fall at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland, Cleveland.com reports.The debut of Robinson's exhibit will coincide with Rock Hall's 2015 Music Masters series celebration honoring the soulful singer/songwriter, which runs from November 2 to November 7.  The display will feature video inter
09/01/2015 06:00:00am
Credit: Mark SeligerKeith Richards reveals some tidbits about The Rolling Stones' upcoming plans and chats about his soon-to-be-released solo album, Crosseyed Heart, in a new interview with Entertainment Weekly.  The 71-year-old guitar legend says he's hoping to get his band mates back into the studio to work on new music soon, but admits that that likely won't occur as soon as he wants it to happen."I don't quite honestly see it [happening] this year," he tells the magazine.  "Af
08/31/2015 07:00:00pm
Credit: Dean ChalkleyPretenders frontwoman Chrissie Hynde is considered by many to be a strong female role model, but the veteran rock artist has upset various women's groups with comments she made in a new interview with The Sunday Times of London while promoting her about-to-be-published memoir, Reckless.  In the interview, the 63-year-old Rock and Roll Hall of Famer discusses a disturbing incident that happened to her when she was 21, where she was forced to perform sexual acts on m
08/31/2015 07:00:00pm
Olaf Heine; Mary McCartney/MPLFor many years, Paul McCartney has been considered the world's wealthiest music artist, but the legendary former Beatles star now reportedly has been overtaken by U2 frontman Bono.  International Business Times reports that the Irish singer's wealth has increased greatly in recent years thanks to his 2.3-percent ownership of Facebook, a windfall that, according to sources, now is worth about 940 million pounds -- or more than $1.4 billion.That figure would e
08/31/2015 03:00:00pm
CBS Photography 1964A series of rare sketches Paul McCartney drew in the early 1960s brought in a combined 15,000 pounds, or about $23,000, over the weekend at the annual Beatles Memorabilia Auction in Liverpool, U.K., the Liverpool Echo reports.  Hundreds of other Fab Four-related items also were auctioned off at the event, which was held at the Paul McCartney Auditorium at The Liverpool Institute for the Performing Arts.The four sketches, which originally were part of one larger sheet o
08/31/2015 02:00:00pm
Danny Clinch; ABC/Randy HolmesAll Things Must Pass is a new documentary about how Tower Records became a billion-dollar company in 1999 before the changing face of the music business led it to file for bankruptcy just seven years later.  You can watch the trailer for the film, featuring interview clips with Bruce Springsteen and Elton John, now on YouTube."If you came into town, you went to Tower Records," says Springsteen in the clip.  Adds Elton, "Tower just had everything
08/31/2015 11:01:00am
Eagle Rock EntertainmentMoody Blues frontman Justin Hayward recently launched his latest U.S. solo tour in support of his 2013 album Spirits of the Western Sky.  In addition to showcasing his new material, the unplugged gigs give Hayward the chance to dig into his catalog and play some deeper cuts from The Moody Blues and his other solo releases.Justin tells ABC Radio that for this tour's set, he's "changed up a few things, so it's working well…I think there's something there fo
08/31/2015 06:00:00am
Image Courtesy of RCA RecordsVan Morrison celebrates his 70th birthday today.  To mark the occasion, the prolific and influential singer/songwriter will play two concerts in his hometown of Belfast, Northern Ireland as part of the city's EastSide Arts Festival.The sold-out "Live on Cypress Avenue" shows will take place at 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. local time on the very street he immortalized in the song "Cypress Avenue" from his acclaimed 1968 album Astral Weeks.During his 50-plus-year caree
08/31/2015 06:00:00am
PRNewsFoto/Legacy RecordingsFrom the folks who bring us the NOW That's What I Call Music! series comes a new compilation featuring a variety of spooky-themed tunes that will arrive just in time for everyone's favorite scary fall holiday.  NOW That's What I Call Halloween!, which hits stores on Friday, September 11, is an 18-track collection that offers a mix of horrifying hits and macabre movie themes by a variety of pop and rock artists.Among the tunes featured on the album are Donova
08/29/2015 06:00:00am
Terry O'Neil/UMeThe Who's Pete Townshend is part of a diverse lineup of guest artists who collaborated with Jean-Michel Jarre on the influential French electronic-music composer's upcoming album, Electronica Part 1: The Time Machine, which will be released on October 16.  The rock legend is featured on a song titled "Travelator (Part 2)."In a new interview with USA Today, Jarre discusses why he was excited to have Townshend take part in the album."He was the first guy to introduce sequence
08/28/2015 07:00:00pm
ABCThe reports were true: Grammy Award-winning singer Chaka Khan will be among the celebs competing for the Mirrorball Trophy on season 21 of ABC's Dancing with the Stars.The singer announced the news via a brief video posted on the show's official Twitter account.  Khan tells her fans to "look out for me this season."The "I'm Every Woman" singer will compete against Spy Kids actress Alexa PenaVega and her husband, musician Carlos PenaVega; Backstreet Boys
08/28/2015 03:00:00pm