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She’s Given Us the Best: Anita Baker Confirms Retirement

David Livingston/Getty ImagesFor many years, Anita Baker has been giving fans the best that she’s got — but now the celebrated singer is putting the brakes on her impressive career. Via Twitter, Baker recently cleared up rumors by confirming her new life as a retired “beach bum.” “Lotta rumours out there. No Tour. No CD. #Retired #BeachBum #ThankUJesus,” she writes. …

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My Sweet George: New George Harrison Vinyl Box Set and Extended Version of 1980 Memoir Due in February

UMeGeorge Harrison‘s family is preparing some special releases to mark what would have been the late guitar legend’s 74th birthday next month: a vinyl box set featuring remastered versions of his 12 studio albums, an expanded edition of his 1980 memoir I Me Mine and a specially-themed turntable. George Harrison — The Vinyl Collection features 180-gram versions of all of …

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Tallent Shows: E Street Band Bassist Gary Tallent Announces US Solo Tour

Taylor Hill/Getty ImagesBruce Springsteen and the E Street Band are heading Down Under for a tour of Australia and New Zealand that runs from this Sunday through February 25, but when the trek is through, bassist Gary Tallent will take on the role of “Boss” and hit the road for a U.S. solo outing. Tallent’s tour kicks off April 21 …

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The Beach Boys’ Mike Love Says He’s Open to Working with Brian Wilson Again Under Right Circumstances

Udo Spreitzenbarth; ABC/Randy HolmesIn his 2016 memoir Good Vibrations: My Life as a Beach Boy, Mike Love maintains that tensions between him and his cousin Brian Wilson‘s wife, Melinda, were a factor in his decision not to extend The Beach Boys’ popular 50th anniversary reunion tour in 2012. While Love hasn’t worked with Wilson since that trek ended, he tells …

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The Edge Says Trump’s Election Was a Factor in U2’s Decision to Do a “Joshua Tree” Tour, Delay Album’s Release

Credit: Anton CorbijnThis year, U2 will celebrate the 30th anniversary of The Joshua Tree with a tour paying tribute to the classic 1987 album that gets underway May 12 in Vancouver, Canada. U2’s The Edge tells Rolling Stone that the idea for the tour coincided with the decision to delay the release of the band’s long-awaited studio album, Songs of …

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Queen and Blondie Hits Among Songs Featured on “T2 Trainspotting” Soundtrack

Polydor Records/Universal MusicClassic songs by Queen and Blondie are featured on soundtrack to the upcoming sequel to the 1996 dark comedy Trainspotting, which is scheduled to open in March. The original film followed the exploits of a group of young Scottish heroin addicts and troublemakers, while the sequel, titled T2 Trainspotting, catches up with some of the same characters 20 …

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David Bowie Receives Two Posthumous Brit Awards Nominations

Credit: Jimmy KingDavid Bowie, who recently was nominated for five Grammy Awards, is now in the running for even more posthumous honors: the late rock legend has received two nods for the 2017 Brit Awards. Bowie has been nominated for the British Male Solo Artist honor, while his 2016 studio effort, Blackstar, will vie for the British Album of the …

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Report: Mariah Carey & Elton John Perform at Billionaire’s Wedding

ABC/Randy HolmesFresh from her performance debacle on Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve, Mariah Carey performed this Saturday at the Landmark Hotel in London. The diva was not alone. Elton John and Mark Ronson also appeared. It is rumored they were paid around $4.2 million to sing at the wedding of Irene Kogan and Daniel Kenvey. They topped a star-studded …

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“Reelin'” in Las Vegas: Steely Dan Schedules Sin City Residency in April

Credit: Danny ClinchIf you find yourself in Vegas this April, you may want to head over to the Opaline Theatre at The Venetian hotel and casino to check out Steely Dan. The Rock and Roll Hall of Famers have announced their first-ever Las Vegas residency, a nine-date run of shows dubbed Reelin’ in the Chips that’s scheduled for April 12, …

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Springsteen Tribute Band Pulls Out of Pre-Inaugural Ball

Kevin Kane/Getty Images for The Rainforest FundA Bruce Springsteen tribute band has pulled out of a scheduled performance at a pre-inauguration ball out of “respect” to the Boss. The B Street Band was supposed to perform at the New Jersey State Society’s ball on Thursday, the day before President-elect Donald Trump‘s inauguration. Though the event is billed as non-partisan, and …

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