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Report: Paul McCartney Buys $15.5 Million Apartment in New York City

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Mary McCartney/MPL CommunicationsPaul McCartney is the world’s wealthiest rocker so he can afford to buy nice things, like a beautiful new penthouse apartment overlooking New York City’s Central Park. The New York Post reports that the ex-Beatles star and his wife, Nancy Shevell, shelled out $15.5 million for a duplex apartment at 1045 Fifth Ave., not far from the Metropolitan ... Read More »

Billy Joel Accepts Honorary Degree, Tells Students, “If You’re Not Doing What You Love, You’re Just Wasting Your Time”

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Stony Brook UniversityEven people who aren’t Billy Joel fans probably know that he’s from Long Island, New York, and on Friday, one of that area’s top universities presented the Piano Man with an honorary degree at its 55th commencement ceremony. Billy received a Doctor of Music degree from Stony Brook University, which has been the recipient of the Rock and ... Read More »

The Who’s Roger Daltrey Threatens to Stop Concert if Fan Doesn’t Stop Smoking Pot

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Image Courtesy of The WhoA pot-smoking Who fan almost brought the band’s concert this week at New York’s Nassau Coliseum to a halt when Roger Daltrey complained that the smoke was affecting his voice. Newsday reports that several songs into the show, Daltrey threatened to walk off the stage if the offending audience member didn’t stop smoking. In fan-filmed video ... Read More »

Isley Brothers Box Set Featuring More than 20 of the Band’s Albums Due Out in August

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PRNewsFoto/Legacy RecordingsA massive 23-CD box set chronicling The Isley Brothers‘ evolution from a doo-wop/gospel act to an influential rock ‘n’ soul band will be released on August 21. The Isley Brothers: The RCA Victor and T-Neck Album Masters (1959-1983) boasts remastered editions of the 21 albums the group issued on those two labels, as well as a previously unreleased, unabridged ... Read More »

Gregg Allman Releasing Solo Live CD/DVD Package in August

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Rounder RecordsA new DVD/double-CD set documenting a Gregg Allman solo concert that took place in January of last year in Macon, Georgia, will be released on August 7. Gregg Allman Live: Back to Macon, GA features the founding Allman Brothers Band singer and his eight-piece backing group playing a 16-song set at historic Grand Opera House in Macon, the Allmans’ ... Read More »

Boy George, Annie Lennox, Paul Williams & More Honored at UK’s Ivor Novello Awards

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Dean Stockings; Mike OwenBoy George, Annie Lennox and famed songwriter Paul Williams were among the honorees at the 2015 Ivor Novello Awards, held today in London. The Culture Club frontman was presented with the Outstanding Contribution to British Music prize. The BBC reports that in his acceptance speech, Boy George described himself as “a melody writer who doesn’t play any ... Read More »

Madonna Postpones Start of Rebel Heart Tour: “The Show Has to Be Perfect”

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PRNewsFoto/Live Nation EntertainmentMadonna has rescheduled the first three dates of her forthcoming Rebel Heart tour due to production issues. “As my fans already know, the show has to be perfect,” she says in a statement. “Assembling all the elements will require more time than we realized. I apologize for any inconvenience this may cause my fans. I can promise you ... Read More »

Blues Magoos Keyboardist Ralph Scala Says Band Plays Better Now than Ever

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Credit: Alan RandPioneering psychedelic rockers The Blues Magoos will play a new series of shows in the northeastern U.S. in the coming week in support of their 2014 reunion album, Psychedelic Resurrection. The band features three members from its classic 1960s lineup — frontman/keyboardist Ralph Scala, singer/guitarist Peppy Castro and drummer Geoff Daking. Scala tells ABC Radio that the current ... Read More »