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Katy Perry Slams “Perverted” Australian Paparazzi for Harassing Her

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ABC/Paul TrantowEarlier this year, Lorde wrote on Twitter that she felt harassed and threatened by a certain photographer in her home country of New Zealand. Now, Katy Perry’s taken to Twitter to slam the paparazzi in Australia as “perverted” and “disgusting.” Katy’s Down Under for her Prismatic world tour and according to Entertainmentwise.com, she was visiting a park dressed in ... Read More »

Jackson Browne, Robert Plant Featured on Season Finale of PBS’ “Austin City Limits”

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Erika Goldring/Getty Images for Americana MusicThe season finale of the long-running PBS performance series Austin City Limits will premiere Saturday at 9 p.m. ET. The show will feature highlights from the 2014 Americana Music Association’s 13th annual Honors and Awards ceremony, which took place this past September at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. The event included performances by Jackson Browne, ... Read More »

Paul McCartney Loves Dylan’s Contribution to Tribute Album, but Isn’t Sure If Everyone Will

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MPL/Mary McCartneyThe star-studded Paul McCartney tribute album The Art of McCartney was released this past week, featuring renditions of the rock legend’s songs by such luminaries as Bob Dylan, Billy Joel, Brian Wilson, Roger Daltrey and many many more. During a BBC Radio interview Wednesday, McCartney himself chatted about the compilation, marveling about the “amazing people” the producers got to ... Read More »

Tickets for Bob Dylan MusiCares Tribute Being Auctioned to Aid Grammy Charities

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Image Courtesy of William ClaxtonA new charity auction is offering the chance to attend the 2015 MusiCares Person of the Year benefit, which will feature an all-star tribute to Bob Dylan. The event will be held on February 6 in Los Angeles, and will honor the singer/songwriter’s musical contributions, as well as his humanitarian and philanthropic efforts. The winning bidder ... Read More »

Rolling Stones, Billy Joel, Lionel Richie Among Honorees at “Billboard” Touring Awards

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Rankin; Library of CongressThe Rolling Stones, Billy Joel and Lionel Richie were among the honorees at this year’s Billboard Touring Awards, which recognizes achievements in concert touring business. The event was held Thursday night at the Edison Ballroom in New York City. The Stones won the Top Boxscore prize, for a three-show engagement at the Tokyo Dome in Japan in ... Read More »

Billy Joel Ties Elton John’s Record at the Garden, Considers Return to Broadway

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Lloyd Bishop/NBCBilly Joel and Elton John aren’t very close anymore, but the two now have something else in common besides their keyboard, singing and songwriting skills: The Piano Man has just tied the Rocket Man’s all-time record for most shows at Madison Square Garden by one artist. Joel has just announced another concert at New York City’s Madison Square Garden ... Read More »

High-Def Audio Version of George Harrison’s “The Apple Years” Box Set to Be Released Next Week

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Universal Music EnterprisesBack in September, a box set titled The Apple Years 1968-75 featuring remastered versions of George Harrison‘s first six solo albums was issued on CD and as a standard digital download. Now, a high-definition digital version of the compilation is set to be released this Monday, November 24. The revamped collection has been mastered in 96-kHz/24-bit digital resolution ... Read More »

Paul Simon, Art Garfunkel Pay Tribute to “Graduate” Director Mike Nichols

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Columbia MasterworksMike Nichols, one of the most celebrated and successful film and stage directors in American history, died Wednesday night at age 83. Nichols directed some of American cinema’s classic films, including 1968’s The Graduate, for which he won the Academy Award for best director. Many of the acclaimed director’s celebrity friends and colleagues have written messages paying tribute to ... Read More »

Cher Cancels the Rest of Her Dressed to Kill Dates

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Peter Kramer/NBCPoor Cher. Back in September, she became ill and and had to reschedule all her concert dates. But now, she’s been forced to cancel all those rescheduled dates, because she still hasn’t made a full recovery. After Cher wrapped up the first leg of her Dressed to Kill tour in March, she was going to embark on a second ... Read More »