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Stevie Wonder to Be Presented with Braille Baseball Bat Tonight in Louisville

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Image Courtesy of Louisville SluggerStevie Wonder will be presented with a unique gift tonight to commemorate his concert at the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, Kentucky. The Louisville Slugger company has created a special baseball bat featuring a message engraved in Braille in honor of the Motown legend’s show. The message, which appears both in Braille and regular lettering, reads: ... Read More »

Annie Lennox’s Concert DVD Gets a Release Date

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Blue Note RecordsAnnie Lennox‘s new concert film, An Evening of Nostalgia with Annie Lennox, is set to be released on DVD, Blu-ray and digitally on May 4. The film features Lennox, backed by a 19-piece band, performing a series of classics songs from her album Nostalgia, including “Summertime,” “Georgia on My Mind” and “Strange Fruit.” Also included is her powerful ... Read More »

Ringo Starr Says Beatles Could Have Reunited “If We Had Just Relaxed Behind It Long Enough”

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Mark Seliger/Courtesy of Rolling StoneThis week, Ringo Starr will be featured on the cover of Rolling Stone by himself for the first time since 1981. Among the topics the former Beatles drummer chatted with the magazine about are his sobriety, and why the Fab Four never reunited prior to John Lennon‘s death in 1980. On the latter subject, the 74-year-old ... Read More »

KISS’ Gene Simmons Accuses The Rolling Stones and U2 of Using Backing Tracks at Their Shows

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Credit: Brian LoweEveryone knows that KISS offers up a lot of bells and whistles during its concerts, from pyrotechnics to lasers to fake blood, but Gene Simmons insists that there’s one thing the band’s shows won’t feature — backing tracks to augment the music. In a new interview with Australia’s news.com.au, Simmons maintains that his group is among the only ... Read More »

Jefferson Starship Leader Paul Kantner Hospitalized with Suspected Heart Attack

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Image Courtesy of Jefferson StarshipSome disconcerting news has emerged about founding Jefferson Starship singer/guitarist Paul Kantner. A message on the band’s official Facebook page reports that the 74-year-old musician has been hospitalized and is “undergoing tests to find out exactly what’s going on,” adding that doctors suspect he suffered a heart attack. The message says Kantner is in stable condition ... Read More »

Listen to New Ringo Starr Song, “Confirmation,” Online Now

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Credit: Rob ShanahanRingo Starr fans wanting to get a little preview of what the ex-Beatles drummer’s upcoming solo album, Postcards from Paradise, sounds like can head over to Billboard.com now. The website is hosting an exclusive stream of the song “Confirmation,” one of the new record’s 11 tracks. The tune is a funky, soulful and upbeat love song that features ... Read More »

Recent Brian Wilson Concert Celebrating His New Album to Air on PBS’ “Soundstage”

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Image Courtesy of Capitol RecordsA special episode of the long-running PBS performance series Soundstage celebrating Brian Wilson‘s latest solo album, No Pier Pressure, will premiere shortly after the record’s April 7 release. The program, which according to Wilson’s official Facebook page will begin airing on April 9, will features performances from a concert held his past December at the Venetian ... Read More »

Las Vegas Declares Thursday Diana Ross Day to Celebrate Her Birthday & Upcoming Residency

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Metropolitan PresentsThe city of Las Vegas has come up with the perfect gift for the woman who has everything. The city has declared this Thursday, March 26, Diana Ross Day. It’s the former Supremes singer’s 71st birthday, but the declaration, which the city announced on Twitter, also celebrates Diana’s upcoming mini-residency at The Venetian. The nine-show engagement, dubbed The Essential ... Read More »