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So many country acts wanted to perform with Earth, Wind & Fire for new “CMT Crossroads” episode, they had to take the concert outdoors

Earth, Wind & Fire and Martina McBride (John Shearer/Getty Images)Some of country’s biggest stars have teamed up with legendary funk/R&B band Earth, Wind & Fire for a first of it’s kind outdoor CMT Crossroads, premiering tonight. Filmed during the CMA Music Festival earlier this month, the group took to a stage in Downtown Nashville outside the Bridgestone Arena and was …

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The E Street Band’s Jake Clemons headlining New York State festival Saturday

Credit: Lisa MacIntoshE Street Band saxophone player Jake Clemons also is an accomplished singer/songwriter, and he will be headlining the 2017 Rockland-Bergen Music Festival, which runs from today through Sunday, June 25, in Tappan, New York, and Piermont, New York. Clemons and his solo band will close out the festival’s main performances on Saturday, June 24, at German Masonic Park …

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Keeping the Faith: Billy Joel will be the graduation speaker at his old high school

Credit: Myrna SuarezBilly Joel will return to his alma mater — Hicksville High School in Hicksville, New York — on Saturday to help the Class of 2017 celebrate its graduation, Newsday reports. The event is taking place 50 years after the Piano Man’s own commencement was originally scheduled, although he didn’t actually graduate, because he was shy one English credit. …

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Petula Clark to receive star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Frank Hoensch/RedfernsPetula Clark had her biggest hit with the chart-topping tune “Downtown” in 1964. Now the British pop singer will soon have her very own star in Downtown Los Angeles on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Clark is among the celebrities chosen to receive a marker as part of the Walk of Fame’s class of 2018, the Hollywood Chamber of …

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Listen to new song from Santana and The Isley Brothers’ upcoming collaborative album, “Power of Peace”

Credit: Maryanne BilhamPower of Peace, Santana‘s collaborative album with The Isley Brothers, won’t be released until July 28, but you can check out one of the record’s tracks, “I Remember,” exclusively now at Billboard.com. The song, which is the only original tune on the album, was written by Santana drummer Cindy Blackman Santana, Carlos‘ wife, who also contributes lead vocals. …

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Buzz Me: Blondie helping to save the bees with new campaign tied into “Pollinator” album

Credit: Alexander ThompsonDebbie Harry and her band Blondie have launched a new campaign called BEE Connected, designed to raise awareness about the decline in the global population of bees, as well as the insects’ importance in the food chain and Earth’s ecosystems. The initiative ties in with Blondie’s new studio album, Pollinator, and debuted in conjunction with the 10th annual …

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KISS’ Gene Simmons abandons application to trademark “devil’s horns” hand gesture

Gilbert Carrasquillo/Getty ImagesTake heart, heavy-metal fans: you can now feel free to flash the popular “devil’s horns” hand gesture without worrying if KISS bassist Gene Simmons will sue you. The Rock & Roll Hall of Famer filed an application to officially trademark the hand gesture earlier this month, but he now has abandoned his attempt to register the trademark. According …

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