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Image Courtesy of IBMHow does it feel to discuss songwriting with a computer?  Ask Bob Dylan.  The folk-rock legend stars in a humorous new IBM commercial in which he converses with the company's celebrated "Watson" supercomputer.In the ad, Dylan walks into a room holding a guitar and sits down on a long couch in front of Watson, who tells the singer/songwriter, "To improve my language skills, I've read all your lyrics…I can read 800 pages per second."  Bob responds, "T
10/07/2015 03:00:00pm
Image Courtesy of AXS TVHeart's Ann and Nancy Wilson, Gregg Allman and Bryan Adams are among the music stars who will be featured on upcoming episodes of the Dan Rather-hosted AXS TV series The Big Interview, which will kick off its third season on October 20 at 8 p.m. ET.The Wilson sisters will appear on the season-three premiere of The Big Interview, each episode of which features Rather having an in-depth conversation with various celebrities from the entertainment world.  Allman will
10/07/2015 11:00:00am
Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images Stevie Wonder is officially single again.A Los Angeles judge this week signed off on the singer's divorce from his second wife, fashion designer Kai Millard Morris, TMZ reports.The two will share custody of their two sons, ages 14 and 10, and Wonder must pay 25 thousand dollars per month in child support. As part of the agreement, he may take the kids on tour with him on a limited basis.The couple married in 2001 and separated in 2009. Wonder filed for divorce mor
10/07/2015 06:01:00am
Tom Haller; David BlausteinLed by Yoko Ono, thousands of people came together at the East Meadow area of New York City's Central Park on Tuesday in an attempt to create the world's largest peace sign in honor of the upcoming 75th anniversary of John Lennon's birth.  CBC.ca reports that more than 2,000 people participated in the event -- which Ono helped organize -- although the gathering fell far short of the 5,815 needed to break the record, according to a Guinness World Records repr
10/06/2015 07:00:00pm
Mary McCartney/MPL; Image Courtesy of Columbia RecordsA new Grammy charity auction featuring items signed by a variety of legendary artists, including Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Smokey Robinson and Carole King, is set to run through October 21.  The Grammy Legends sale kicked off on Monday, and a number of new items be added each day through this Sunday at ebay.com/Grammy.As of Tuesday evening, seven lots were up for bid: acoustic guitars autographed by Springsteen and
10/06/2015 07:00:00pm
Credit: William RummelBob Seger will be recognized with the prestigious Legend of Live honor during the 12th annual Billboard Touring Conference & Awards, which will take place November 18 and 19 at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York City.  The award recognizes artists and other music business figures who have made lasting contributions to the touring industry."Bob Seger is one of the most enduring live acts of all time and we are thrilled to honor him as our 2015 Legend of Live," says
10/06/2015 03:00:00pm
Image Courtesy of Hear Music/Concord Music GroupA new video made to accompany a newly remixed version of Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson's chart-topping 1983 hit "Say Say Say" premiered Tuesday on McCartney's official Facebook page.  The track appears on the bonus disc included with the expanded versions of Sir Paul's newly reissued 1983 solo album, Pipes of Peace, and features previously unused vocals from the original recording sessions.The black-and-white video was directed by choreog
10/06/2015 01:51:00pm
Credit: Jimmy KingThe new song that David Bowie wrote and recorded for use as the theme music for the upcoming European television The Last Panthers has premiered online at the Sky Atlantic network's official YouTube channel.  The tune, titled "Blackstar," can be heard in a video showing the crime drama's opening sequence.The song begins with Bowie chanting ominously, "On the day of execution, only women kneel and smile…At the center of it all, your eyes." Then some synth-based Mi
10/06/2015 12:35:00pm
Courtesy of Songwriters Hall of FameThe latest nominees for the Songwriters Hall of Fame have been revealed, and the list includes a variety of legendary artists, among them the late George Harrison, the late Marvin Gaye, Sly Stone, the Electric Light Orchestra's Jeff Lynne and ex-Doobie Brother Michael McDonald.Others up for the prestigious honor include Steve Miller, John Mellencamp, the late Jimi Hendrix, John Mellencamp, Tom Petty, Madonna and Gloria Estefan, as well as Nile Rodgers and the
10/06/2015 11:00:00am
Image Courtesy of Press Here PublicityFormer Allman Brothers Band guitarist Warren Haynes has announced details of his 27th annual Christmas Jam concert, which will take place December 12 at US Cellular Center in the veteran rocker's hometown of Asheville, North Carolina.  In addition to a solo appearance by Haynes, this year's lineup includes The Doobie Brothers, the electric version of Hot Tuna, Bruce Hornsby and Tedeschi Trucks Band, featuring Warren's fellow Allman Brothers alum Dere
10/06/2015 06:00:00am
PRNewsFoto/Epic Rights; PRNewsFoto/T.J. Martell FoundationOn Tuesday, October 6, Yoko Ono will be on hand at the East Meadow area of New York City's Central Park to co-host a Guinness World Records attempt at the creation of the largest human peace sign, in honor of the 75th anniversary of John Lennon's birth.  Fans can pre-register to participate in the event -- which begins at 10 a.m. ET and is free and open to the public -- by visiting ImaginePeace.Eventbrite.com.More than 6,000 peop
10/05/2015 07:00:00pm
Image Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records; ABC/Richard HarbaughChic guitarist Nile Rodgers has produced a cover of his band's 1978 hit "I Want Your Love" that pop superstar Lady Gaga recorded for a new fashion campaign by designer Tom Ford.Lady Gaga's rendition of the classic disco tune serves as the soundtrack to a new video promoting the designer's spring/summer collection. As the song plays, an array of models -- including Gaga herself -- dance down a runway.Chic's original version of "I Want Y
10/04/2015 06:00:00am
Atria BooksOctober is a big month for Def Leppard, and the band's longtime guitarist Phil Collen.  The veteran rockers will wind down a lengthy U.S. tour with a new series of dates featuring Foreigner beginning Monday, and will release a new, self-titled studio album on October 30.  As for Collen, he has a brand-new memoir titled Adrenalized: Life, Def Leppard, and Beyond that will be published on October 27.The memoir, which Phil co-wrote with award-winning author Chris Epting, chart
10/04/2015 06:00:00am
ABC/Randy HolmesBrian Wilson will celebrate the 50th anniversary of The Beach Boys' acclaimed and influential album Pet Sounds during a headlining performance at the 2016 Levitation Festival, which runs from April 29 to May 1 at Carson Creek Ranch in Austin, Texas.  Wilson and his band, along with special guest Al Jardine, will play the album in its entirety at the fest, which focuses on psychedelic music.The lineup for the ninth annual Levitation Festival also includes reggae veteran Lee
10/03/2015 06:00:00am
Image Courtesy of Fathom EventsThe new concert film Roger Waters The Wall is now set to be released as a home video on December 1.  The movie, which features performances from the ex-Pink Floyd mastermind's recent The Wall Live Tour, will be available as a DVD, a two-disc Blu-ray set and a high-def digital download.In addition to dynamic live footage from some of Roger Waters' multimedia-enhanced performances of his old band's 1979 concept album The Wall, the film features segments capturi
10/01/2015 07:00:00pm