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Goodbye, Las Vegas Strip: Elton John ending Caesars Palace residency

Denise Truscello/WireImageIf you haven’t seen Elton John’s Las Vegas show The Million Dollar Piano yet, get your tickets now — it’s coming to an end next year. Tickets for what will be the 14 final performances of the show, at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace, go on sale this Sunday, October 22 at 10 a.m. PT. By the time the …

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The Band’s Robbie Robertson presented with lifetime achievement award by Canada’s Six Nations reserve

Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagicAs a child, The Band‘s Robbie Robertson would often visit family at the Six Nations of the Grand River reserve outside of Toronto, where his mother was born and raised. Saturday, the 74-year-old Rock & Roll Hall of Famer was honored by the reserve with its first-ever lifetime achievement award for his work with The Band, as a solo artist, …

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Old Sensation: INXS releasing deluxe 30th anniversary edition of “Kick”

Rhino EntertainmentINXS will celebrate the 30th anniversary of its most successful album, Kick, by releasing a special deluxe edition of the multiplatinum collection on November 24. The expanded set features three CDs and a Blu-ray disc, and includes bonus remixes, alternate versions, demos, B-sides, live performances, videos and more. Released in October 1987, Kick featured four top 10 hits, “Need …

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Bryan Adams releasing “Ultimate” hits compilation, featuring two new songs, next month

UMe/Polydor RecordsA new compilation featuring Bryan Adams‘ biggest hits, along with two brand-new tunes, will be released November 3. The Ultimate Bryan Adams boasts 21 tracks, among them the Canadian rocker’s chart-topping singles “Heaven,” “(Everything I Do) I Do It for You,” “Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman?” and “All for Love,” the latter a collaboration with Rod Stewart …

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From the “town trollop” to Mother Goose: How Dolly Parton’s persona is reaching a whole new group of fans

Sony Music Nashville/Dolly RecordsDolly Parton has never been shy about her larger-than-life personality or her unique fashion sense, even admitting that her look was based on “the town trollop.” But now, with her first children’s album, I Believe in You, the country-pop superstar says that same over-the-top image is what’s endearing her to a whole new group of fans. “I …

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Stevie Nicks recalls last time she saw Tom Petty in new “Rolling Stone” interview

Michael Kovac/WireImageTom Petty‘s untimely death on October 2 was followed by an outpouring of tributes from various well-known associates and admirers of the lauded rocker, although nothing was heard from one of his most famous collaborators — Stevie Nicks. Now, however, comes word that Nicks has given an in-depth interview with Rolling Stone about Petty, and the magazine has posted …

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Robert Plant says making new album “Carry Fire” with his current band was “a great adventure”

Nonesuch/Warner Bros. RecordsRobert Plant‘s latest solo album, Carry Fire, was released today. Like his previous studio effort, 2014’s Lullaby and…The Ceaseless Roar, the new collection of tunes was recorded by the Led Zeppelin singer’s current band, The Sensational Space Shifters, and blends such genres as British folk, American blues, West African music, classic rock ‘n’ roll, modern rock, electronica and …

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Box set featuring 180-gram vinyl versions of The Carpenters’ albums due in November

A&M/UMeA new box set featuring high-quality vinyl versions of all of The Carpenters‘ studio releases save for the legendary sibling pop duo’s two Christmas albums will hit stores on November 17. The Vinyl Collection includes 12 discs pressed on 180-gram vinyl, spanning from the group’s 1969 debut, Ticket to Ride, through 1989’s Lovelines, a compilation of previously unreleased recordings issued …

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Plan to install John Bonham statue in late Led Zeppelin drummer’s hometown approved

Richard E. Aaron/Redferns John Bonham‘s hometown of Redditch, U.K., has approved a plan to have a statue of the late Led Zeppelin drummer installed in the town center. The Redditch Advertiser reports that the town council gave the project the green light a meeting held Wednesday. The bronze memorial, designed by respected British sculptor Mark Richards, will be located in …

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