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Oprah Winfrey Advised Paul McCartney Against Collaborating with Kanye West

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PRNewsFoto/Def Jam RecordingsOprah Winfrey may be known for her celebrity influence, but she wasn’t quite able to dissuade Paul McCartney from collaborating with Kanye West on the rap star’s song “All Day.” The issue, apparently, was the song’s content. McCartney explains in a recent interview with John Wilson for BBC Radio 4’s Mastertapes how Winfrey advised him to pass on …

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Robert Plant Cancels London Concert Appearance Because of Next Month’s “Stairway to Heaven” Trial

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Credit: Ed MilesThe ongoing copyright-infringement case involving Led Zeppelin‘s “Stairway to Heaven” has prompted Robert Plant to pull out of a scheduled June 19 appearance at the 2016 Meltdown Festival in London. A message posted on Plant’s Facebook page explains that the singer had to cancel because he’s a defendant in the court case, which is scheduled to begin proceedings …

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How Peachy!: Allman Brothers Band to Reissue Nine Albums on Vinyl in July

PRNewsFoto/Mercury/UMeNewly remastered versions of the classic studio and live albums that The Allman Brothers Band released from 1969 through 1979 will be reissued on high-quality 180-gram vinyl on July 22. A total of nine albums will be rereleased, spanning from the group’s 1969 self-titled debut through 1979’s Enlightened Rogues, and also including an expanded three-LP edition of Live at Ludlow …

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Rolling Stones Release Trailer for Upcoming “Totally Stripped” Audio/Video Collection

Eagle Rock EntertainmentA trailer for the upcoming Rolling Stones release Totally Stripped, an expanded, multi-format version of the band’s 1995 unplugged album Stripped, has premiered online. The 30-second promo video includes brief interview segments with Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, as well as clips of the group performing and behind-the-scenes footage. The Stripped album featured a combination of tracks that …

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Bruce Springsteen Lends Adele His Coat During Windy Portugal Gig

Danny Clinch; Alasdair McLellanBruce Springsteen is a true gentleman. According to U.K.’s The Mirror, the New Jersey rocker gave pop superstar Adele his jacket during his chilly outdoor Rock in Rio concert in Lisbon, Portugal, last week. Adele reportedly recounted his kind act during her own Lisbon show over the weekend. “I was wearing a ridiculous skirt, which was silly. …

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ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons Performing on Latest “Skyville Live” Online Concert Event Tonight

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Credit: Blain ClausenJust a reminder that the upcoming sixth installment of the Skyville Live online concert series, headlined by ZZ Top frontman Billy Gibbons, takes place tonight, May 24, at 8 p.m. ET/7 p.m. CT. The show also will include performances by Australian rock-guitar whiz Orianthi, up-and-coming country star Frankie Ballard, rock-soul singer ZZ Ward and veteran roots-rock singer/songwriter Mike …

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Paul McCartney Launches Virtual Reality Video Series to Promote Forthcoming Compilation

Courtesy of MPL CommunicationsPaul McCartney fans may be amazed by a unique new virtual-reality documentary series the rock legend has launched to promote his upcoming compilation, Pure McCartney. The six-part series, titled Pure McCartney VR, captures Sir Paul sharing stories about various songs featured on the new album while offering the viewer an immersive 360-degree look at a room in …

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Bob Dylan Celebrates His 75th Birthday Today

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Gus Stewart/Redferns via Getty ImagesHappy birthday, Bob Dylan. The legendary, much-lauded singer-songwriter was born Robert Allen Zimmerman 75 years ago today in Duluth, Minnesota. Dylan made his early mark as a folk artist, chronicling and commenting on the social unrest of the 1960s with songs like 1963’s “Blowin’ in the Wind” and 1964’s “The Times They Are a-Changin’.” With his …

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Steven Tyler & Joan Jett to Narrate Episodes of New Discovery Channel Nature Series

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Zack Whitford; Courtesy of Discovery ChannelMusic meets nature in a new Discovery Channel series called Hello World! that premieres July 9. Steven Tyler and Joan Jett are among the music stars lending their music and voices to the family-friendly six-part show. Each episode of the family-friendly program will feature narration from an artist and showcase one of their songs. In …

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