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Rod Stewart’s New Album Coming in Spring, May Feature Reggae, Ska & Celtic Sounds

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Credit: Penny LancasterRod Stewart‘s 2013 album Time was a success, and featured his first new, original songs in years. Now Stewart says he’s going to release another new album this spring, but what it’s going to sound like may surprise you. Vegas Player magazine reports that the singer’s forthcoming record will feature a lot of “Celtic melodies” — perhaps reflecting ... Read More »

Billy Joel Honored with Gershwin Prize for Popular Song

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Kris Connor/Getty ImagesBilly Joel was honored Wednesday night in Washington, D.C. by the Library of Congress with the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. A number of artists were on hand at the Daughters of the American Revolution Constitution Hall to perform classics from the Billy Joel songbook. Tony Bennett crooned “New York State of Mind,” Josh Groban sang out “She’s ... Read More »

Compilation of Short Films Inspired by U2’s “Songs of Innocence” Album Due in December via iTunes

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Image Courtesy of Glen Luchford/Interscope RecordsU2 is planning to release a collection of short films inspired by the 11 tunes on its new album, Songs of Innocence. Films of Innocence, which is expected to be released on December 9 via iTunes, will feature short movies created by 11 different respected urban artists from various countries. According to a description posted ... Read More »

ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons Performs at Unveiling of Vaclav Havel Statue at US Capitol

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Image Courtesy of Edouard CurchodZZ Top‘s Billy Gibbons brought some Texas blues to the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday when he performed at an unveiling ceremony for a bust of late Czech President Vaclav Havel. The Washington Post reports that event took place at the Capitol’s Statuary Hall. Speaker of the House John Boehner introduced Gibbons, noting that ... Read More »

“What Becomes of the Brokenhearted” Singer Jimmy Ruffin Dead at 78

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Ron Howard/RedfernsJimmy Ruffin, the Motown crooner best known for his 1966 hit “What Becomes of the Brokenhearted,” died Monday in a Las Vegas hospital. He was 78. The Detroit Free Press reports that the singer had been hospitalized in September, and developed pneumonia and other complications while being treated. Ruffin’s daughter Philicia told the newspaper that an official cause of ... Read More »

Settlement Reached in Lawsuit Tied to Fatal Accident on Location of Gregg Allman Biopic

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Image Courtesy of Danny ClinchThe parents of Sarah Jones, the camera assistant who was killed during the filming of the Gregg Allman biopic Midnight Rider this past February, have reached a settlement with some of the parties they filed a wrongful death lawsuit against following the tragic accident. Deadline reports that a lawyer for the Jones family announced on Wednesday ... Read More »