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David Bowie Nominated Posthumously for Four MTV Video Music Awards

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© Jimmy KingThe nominations for the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards have been revealed, and making a surprising appearance alongside various contemporary pop, rock, R&B and hip-hop acts in several categories is the late David Bowie. Two of the influential rocker’s clips, “Blackstar” and “Lazarus,” received a total of four nods in various “professional” categories. The video for “Blackstar,” the …

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Big #1 Record: Steven Tyler Tops Country Chart with Debut Solo Album

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Dot RecordsAerosmith frontman Steven Tyler‘s foray into country music has gotten off to a great start, as his twangy debut solo record, We’re All Somebody from Somewhere, has bowed at #1 on Billboard‘s Top Country Albums. According to Nielsen Music, the album sold 17,000 copies during its first week of release, which also was good enough for a #19 debut …

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Plaintiff Who Lost Infringement Case Involving in Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway to Heaven” Launches Appeal

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Dave J Hogan/Getty ImagesAn appeal has been filed in the copyright-infringement lawsuit involving Led Zeppelin‘s “Stairway to Heaven” one month after a Los Angeles jury ruled that the band’s Robert Plant and Jimmy Page did not steal the opening of their classic song from the 1968 Spirit tune “Taurus.” The Wrap reports that Michael Skidmore, who initiated the suit and …

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Nile Rodgers’ Star-Studded FOLD Event Moving to Forest Hills, NY; Rescheduled for This Octobe

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Courtesy of Nile Rodgers ProductionsNile Rodgers‘ 2016 FOLD concert event, originally set to take place next month in Riverhead, New York, is moving to New York City’s Forest Hills Stadium in the fall. Titled the “Freak Out Let’s Dance (FOLD) Experience NY,” the concert will feature Earth, Wind & Fire, The Village People and Bette Midler, who will perform with …

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Sheila E. Unaware of Prince’s Drug Use

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Jesse Grant/WireImageSheila E. addressed Prince‘s drug use, as well as her relationship with her late, longtime friend and former fiancé, in a revealing interview on Monday’s season-five premiere of the online show Larry King Now, according to People magazine. The 58-year-old singer and drummer noted she was unaware of Prince’s use of painkillers, insisting she’d “never even seen him take …

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The Who’s Pete Townshend Teams with Fender to Help Design Custom Stratocaster

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© George ChinThe Who‘s Pete Townshend has played, and smashed, a variety of electric guitars over the years, but since 1989 one of his favorite go-to instrument has been a customized red Fender Stratocaster based on a signature Eric Clapton model. Now, a limited-edition version of Townshend’s Stratocaster has been created by the Fender Custom Shop in collaboration with Pete …

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David Bowie’s Stage Production “Lazarus” to Open at London Theater in October

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Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for Tribeca Film FestivalLazarus, the stage production co-written by the late David Bowie and Once playwright Enda Walsh that debuted off-Broadway last November, will premiere at London’s Kings Cross Theatre on October 25. The project was inspired by the 1963 Walter Tevis novel The Man Who Fell to Earth, and focuses on the character Thomas Newton, whom …

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Rick Springfield Is the New Lucifer on The CW’s “Supernatural”

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Mike Lawrie/Getty ImagesRick Springfield is about to unleash his inner devil. The 66-year-old singer/actor has been tapped to play the new Lucifer in The CW horror series Supernatural, according to The Hollywood Reporter. “Lucifer is going to try out different vessels and the first one he feels comfortable in is a rock star named Vince Vicente,” executive producer Bob Singer …

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