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Sinead O’Connor apologizes to Arsenio Hall over Prince drugs claim; Hall drops lawsuit

BERTRAND GUAY/AFP/Getty ImagesRemember last year, when Sinead O’Connor claimed Arsenio Hall had supplied drugs to Prince? And then Arsenio sued Sinead? Regardless, it’s all been settled now. To recap: Shortly after Prince died last April 21 from an overdose of the painkiller fentanyl, O’Connor posted on her Facebook page: “Two words for the DEA investigating where prince got his drugs …

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Ex-Yes singer Jon Anderson says since band’s Rock Hall induction was announced, “people wave at me”

Credit: Dan HigginsAfter being eligible for induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame for more than 20 years, Yes finally will be welcomed into the institution at an April 7 ceremony in Brooklyn, New York. Original Yes frontman Jon Anderson tells ABC Radio that he’s “obviously very excited” about the honor, while revealing that since receiving the happy …

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John Fogerty reunited with a long-lost favorite guitar he played during his CCR days

Credit: Myriam SantosJohn Fogerty recently was reunited with a prized Rickenbacker guitar that he played during Creedence Clearwater Revival‘s heyday, but which the rock legend says he gave away in either 1973 or ’74, shortly after CCR broke up in. Rolling Stone reports that Fogerty’s wife tracked down the instrument, a 1969 Rickenbacker 325 Sunburst, and gave it to him …

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David Bowie honored with two Brit Awards

Credit: Jimmy KingAfter winning five posthumous honors earlier this month at the Grammy Awards, the late David Bowie has now come away with two trophies at the Brit Awards — the U.K. equivalent of the Grammys. The rock legend nabbed the British Male Solo Artist prize, while his final studio album, Blackstar, received the British Album of the Year award …

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Family and friends celebrate late Allman Brothers Band drummer Butch Trucks at private tribute in Georgia

Michael Tullberg/Getty ImagesOn Monday, family members and musical friends of Butch Trucks came together to salute the late Allman Brothers Band drummer at a private event held at the Cox Capitol Theatre in Macon, Georgia. Relix.com reports that among the many notable artists who performed at the memorial were ex-Allman Brothers members Jaimoe, Warren Haynes, Derek Trucks, Oteil Burbridge, Marc …

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Chaka Khan to take part in special all-female performance at 2017 “Essence” Festival

Credit: Tim FieldingThis year’s Essence Festival is introducing something new for fans of the annual event. For the first time ever, women will be celebrated during a special night of performances featuring an all-female lineup, called “My Path to Strength.” Chaka Khan is among the singers who will perform on the main stage at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans, …

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Chicago members to be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in June

David M. EarnisseThree members of Chicago — Robert Lamm, James Pankow and former member Peter Cetera — are among this year’s inductees into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. The artists will receive the honor at the organization’s 48th Annual Induction and Awards diner on June 15 in New York City. Also being inducted this year will be Motown founder Berry …

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Paris Jackson talks about her late father, Michael Jackson, and music as a hobby in latest issue of “CR Fashion Book”

Johnny Nunez/WireImageGracing the cover of CR Fashion Book‘s latest issue is Michael Jackson‘s 18-year-old daughter, Paris Jackson, and inside she talks to Empire creator Lee Daniels about a number of topics, including a quality of her late dad’s that she would take if she could. “Definitely his strength. He was the strongest person I know and tried to do everything …

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Foreigner’s Kelly Hansen and Jeff Pilson share details about band’s 40th anniversary celebrations

Credit: Bill Bernstein2017 marks the 40th anniversary of Foreigner‘s self-titled debut album, and the band is marking the milestone by launching a year-long celebration that includes headlining concerts, a major summer tour with Cheap Trick and various commemorative events, releases and promotions. The veteran rockers kicked things off in January with a series of headlining shows, and this past week …

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