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Report: Prince Died Just Before Scheduled Meeting with Addiction Specialist

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Kevin Winter/Getty ImagesThe Minneapolis Star Tribune is reporting that a meeting was set between Prince and a specialist in drug addiction the day before his death on April 21. According to the unconfirmed report, on April 20 representatives for Prince reached out to Dr. Howard Kornfeld, who runs Recovery Without Walls in Mill Valley, California, in an attempt to deal …

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“Back” for More: The Who Announces New European Tour

Kevin Mazur/Getty ImagesThe Who apparently are prepared to stay on the road beyond their 50th anniversary with the announcement of a new late-summer European trek dubbed the Back to The Who Tour. The outing — which kicks off on August 29 in Glasgow, U.K., and is plotted out through a September 19 show in Milan, Italy — will take place …

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Cyndi Lauper Says Lady Gaga Inspired Her to Embrace Her “True Colors”

Credit: Chapman BaehlerCyndi Lauper is known for her colorful style, but she tells Rolling Stone that it wasn’t always easy to stay true to her bold image. The pink-haired 62-year-old — whose first country album, DETOUR, comes out Friday — credits Lady Gaga with reminding her to embrace her uniqueness. “There was a time, around the early ’90s, when they …

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“Late” Arrival: New Archival Van Morrison Collection Revisits Classic 1973 Performances

PRNewsFoto/Legacy RecordingsIn February 1974, Van Morrison released the acclaimed two-disc concert album It’s Too Late to Stop Now, which featured select performances from a series of shows the lauded singer/songwriter played in 1973 at venues in Los Angeles; Santa Monica, California; and London. Now, unreleased performances from those same concerts have been compiled in a new three-CD/one-DVD set titled It’s …

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Steven Tyler Goes “Out on a Limb,” Schedules First Solo Tour

Credit: Zack WhitfordAerosmith‘s Steven Tyler officially has announced plans for his first solo tour, an intimate outing dubbed the “Out on a Limb” trek that will stop in theaters across North America. The 19-date tour kicks off July 2 in Las Vegas, and is scheduled to run through a September 13 concert in Toronto. USA Today reports that Tyler’s shows …

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Take It to the “Limits”: Paul Simon to Make First-Ever Appearance on PBS’ “Austin City Limits”

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Credit: Myrna SuarezPaul Simon is scheduled to tape his first-ever appearance on the popular PBS live-music series Austin City Limits on Thursday, May 12. The legendary singer/songwriter’s performance for the show will take place after his May 10-11 stand at Bass Concert Hall in Austin, Texas. Austin City Limits will give some lucky fans the chance to attend the taping …

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Acclaimed Janis Joplin Documentary Premiering on PBS Tonight

Courtesy of Jan Persson/RedfernsThe acclaimed 2015 Janis Joplin documentary Janis: Little Girl Blue will get its television premiere tonight, May 3, as part of PBS’ long-running American Masters series. The film takes an intimate look at the legendary blues-rock singer’s turbulent life, her rise to stardom and her tragic death from a heroin overdose at age 27 in October 1970. …

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Oldchella Lives! McCartney, Rolling Stones, Dylan, The Who & More Unite for Mega Concert in the Desert

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Image courtesy GoldenvoiceThe rumors are true: Paul McCartney, The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, The Who, Roger Waters and Neil Young will unite for a three-day concert event in the deserts of Indio, California. The “once-in- a-lifetime” festival, officially dubbed the Desert Trip — we won’t blame you if you call it “Oldchella” — will be held October 7-9. Dylan and …

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