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Prince Is Not the Father: Paternal Claim from Colorado Prison Inmate Shut Down Due to DNA Test

Warner Bros. RecordsColorado prison inmate Carlin Q. Williams claims that Prince is his biological father. However, TMZ reports that a DNA test disproves this. Legal documents disclose that Williams’ mother, Marsha Henson, states she met the late music icon in 1976. Reportedly, 39-year-old Williams is the living result of a one-night stand in a Kansas City hotel. In May, Williams …

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The Eagles, James Taylor to Be Saluted at 2016 Kennedy Center Honors

James Glader; Timothy WhiteThe Eagles and James Taylor will be saluted at the 39th annual Kennedy Center Honors this December. The famed rock band and the lauded singer/songwriter will join gospel/soul legend Mavis Staples, Oscar-winning actor Al Pacino and classical pianist Martha Argerich in receiving the prestigious award, which is presented annually by the John F. Kennedy Center for the …

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Jury Determines Led Zeppelin Did Not Steal “Stairway to Heaven” Opening from Spirit’s “Taurus”

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L-R: John Paul Jones, Robert Plant and Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin; Danny Martindale/Getty ImagesA Los Angeles jury has found Led Zeppelin‘s Robert Plant and Jimmy Page did not steal the opening of their classic song, “Stairway to Heaven,” from the 1968 Spirit song, “Taurus.” Attorneys representing the estate of late Spirit frontman Randy California had sought to prove that …

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Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Billy Joel & More Sign “Billboard” Letter to Congress Urging Gun Control

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BillboardMore than 150 entertainers and executives have signed a special “Open Letter to Congress” urging tighter gun laws. Among those signing the letter, which was released by Billboard today, are a variety of veteran music stars, including Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Billy Joel, Stevie Nicks, Barbra Streisand, Carole King, Jackson Browne, John Mellencamp, Cher, Sting, Peter Tork, Yoko Ono, members …

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Bun E. Carlos Says the Tracks on His Debut Solo Album Exceeded His Expectations

Entertainment One MusicEstranged Cheap Trick drummer Bun E. Carlos‘ debut solo album, a covers collection titled Greetings from Bunezuela!, will be released this Friday, June 24. To make the album, Carlos enlisted various guest singers and musicians to help him record some of his favorite tunes. Among the singers featured on Greetings from Bunezuela! are original Cheap Trick frontman Randy …

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Longtime ZZ Top Manager & Producer Bill Ham, Dead at 79

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Dusty Hill and Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top; Jim Steinfeldt/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty ImagesBill Ham, who managed ZZ Top from its founding in 1969 until 2006, died Monday in Austin, Texas at the age of 79, according to a statement from his rep. Ham, who began his career in the music business as an artist with a single produced by Pat …

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Mick Jagger Co-Produced HBO Series “Vinyl” Canceled

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Courtesy of HBOThe vinyl album may be making a comeback but Vinyl, the HBO series co-produced by Mick Jagger and director Martin Scorsese, won’t be coming back for a second season. The cable network revealed on Wednesday that it was canceling the show, even though it announced in February that the series had been renewed. “After careful consideration, we have …

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