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Elton John to Be Joined by Chrissie Hynde at “End of Summer” Bash at UK Mansion Next Week

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Joseph Guay; Dean ChalkleyElton John will raise money for his AIDS Foundation with a star-studded bash at his mansion in Windsor, England, on Thursday, September 4. The “End of Summer Party” at Woodside, a home John shares with husband David Furnish, will feature musical performances by Elton himself, Pretenders frontwoman Chrissie Hynde and U.K. singer/songwriter James Blunt. In addition, John ... Read More »

Watch New Trailer for “Led Zeppelin IV” Reissue; Robert Plant Takes ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

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Atlantic/Swan SongA new teaser trailer has premiered online offering a short preview of the forthcoming reissue of Led Zeppelin‘s classic 1971 album, Led Zeppelin IV. The clip, which runs for a minute and seven seconds, features an early mix of “Black Dog” that will be appear on the bonus “companion audio” disc included in the deluxe versions of the release. ... Read More »

Little Richard Unharmed in Car Accident

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Ben Rose/WireImage for NARASLittle Richard was involved in a car accident Monday in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, but he’s doing OK. A local newspaper, the Daily News Journal, reports the 81-year-old rock-and-roll pioneer, whose birth name is Richard Penniman, was in the front passenger seat of his Cadillac SUV, which was traveling on a Murfreesboro street, when it was struck by another ... Read More »

ABBA Wax Figures to Make US Debut in New York City Next Week

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Image Courtesy of Madame TussaudsThis year marks the 40th anniversary of the release of “Waterloo,” the smash hit that helped make ABBA international superstars. While a hoped-for reunion of the Swedish pop group to mark the milestone hasn’t happened, wax replicas of the band’s four members will make their debut U.S. appearance together next week at the Madame Tussauds museum ... Read More »

Robert Plant Says Jimmy Page “Should Get On and Do Something”

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Ed Miles/Nonesuch RecordsRobert Plant says he’s completely enthralled with the music he’s making with his latest group, The Sensational Space Shifters, with whom he collaborated him on his soon-to-be-released studio album, Lullaby and…The Ceaseless Roar. He tells U.K. newspaper The Telegraph that his desire to explore new sounds is among the reasons why he isn’t interested in taking part in ... Read More »

Dolly Parton Accepts ALS Ice Bucket Challenge from Kenny Rogers

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Webster & AssociatesWhen Kenny Rogers challenged his good pal Dolly Parton to take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, he never thought she’d go through with it — but she’s now proved him wrong. “Kenny Rogers dared me! He said you’ll never do it with your false hair, your false eyelashes, and your false nails,” Parton says in her video accepting ... Read More »

Mark David Chapman Says He Was “Such an Idiot” for Murdering John Lennon

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NYS Department of Corrections and Community SupervisionEarlier this month, John Lennon‘s killer, Mark David Chapman, was denied parole for the eighth time since his incarceration for the December 8, 1980, crime. During his most recent parole hearing, the transcript of which was just released, we get a rare look into Chapman’s current state of mind, and his thoughts on his ... Read More »