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Chaka Khan Performs Tribute to Maurice White of Earth, Wind & Fire

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PAUL BERGEN/AFP/Getty ImagesChaka Khan will perform a tribute to the founder of Earth, Wind & Fire, Maurice White, tonight during the 13th annual “A Great Night in Harlem” at the Apollo Theater in New York City. The event is a fundraiser for Quincy Jones‘ Jazz Foundation of America which assists needy musicians around the country. White’s brother, Earth, Wind & ... Read More »

Ray Davies Says Conflict Between Brother and Drummer Mick Avory Could Quash Kinks Reunion

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Decca Label GroupRecent comments from The Kinks‘ Ray and Dave Davies have suggested that the contentious siblings are finally close to agreeing on doing a new project together in the coming year. NowRay now has revealed a major roadblock is standing in the way of a band reunion. The 70-year-old singer/songwriter tells U.K. newspaper The Telegraph that the obstacle to ... Read More »

Report: Orchestral Version of The Who’s “Quadrophenia” Due Next Year

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Geffen/Universal MusicPete Townshend is working on an orchestral version of The Who‘s classic 1973 rock opera Quadrophenia that will be released next year. Information about the new project was reported on the official website of the London Oriana Choir, which recorded backing vocals for the album Thursday night at London’s AIR Studios. According to the message, Townshend will be featured ... Read More »

Joan Jett Honored at Little Kids Rock Gala; Performed with Alice Cooper, Tommy James, Billie Joe Armstrong

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Mark Jaworski Studios/Little Kids RockJoan Jett was the woman of the hour Thursday night at the sixth annual Little Kids Rock benefit gala, where she was honored with the organization’s 2014 Rocker of the Year award. The event, at New York City’s Hammerstein Ballroom, was highlighted by a star-packed tribute to Jett that featured several performances by Joan herself. The ... Read More »

Author: “Billy Joel: The Definitive Biography” Will Show Piano Man “Really Is That Good Guy Everybody Wants Him to Be”

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Crown Archetype/Random HouseIn 2011, Billy Joel pulled the plug on his planned autobiography, The Book of Joel, citing concerns that it was being marketed as a “salacious tell-all.” But much of the material destined for that memoir is being released on Tuesday, in the form of a new book called Billy Joel: The Definitive Biography. The author, Fred Schruers, is ... Read More »

Glen Campbell’s Musical Legacy and Alzheimer’s Disease Chronicled in New Film, “Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me”

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Image Courtesy of PCH FilmsGlen Campbell‘s Goodbye Tour is captured in the new documentary film, Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me, opening in select theaters Friday. The movie chronicles Campbell’s diagnosis with Alzheimer’s Disease in 2011 and the 151 shows he played until the disease made it impossible for him to go on performing last year. I’ll Be Me doesn’t shy ... Read More »

Listen to Bette Midler Sing TLC’s “Waterfalls”

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Warner Bros. RecordsThe notion of Bette Midler covering a #1 hit by the ’90s R&B supergroup TLC may not sound like a very good idea…but it turns out the Divine Miss M’s version of “Waterfalls” is a lot better than you’d think. Midler recorded the song for her upcoming album It’s the Girls!, a tribute to great girl groups. She’s ... Read More »

Official Grateful Dead Documentary to Celebrate Band’s 50th Anniversary

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Michael Ochs Archives/Getty ImagesAn authorized documentary about The Grateful Dead will be truckin’ onto screens in conjunction with the jam band’s 50th anniversary. Martin Scorsese will serve as an executive producer on the as-yet-untitled film, which will be directed by Amir Bar-Lev, whose credits include such critically acclaimed docs as The Tillman Story, My Kid Could Paint That and Fighter. ... Read More »