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Elton John Sings “A Good Heart” on “Red Nose Day” Event

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Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Island Records“Red Nose Day,” a two-hour live event designed to raise money for charity organizations that focus on helping children and young people in the U.S. and around the world lift themselves out of poverty, aired Thursday night on NBC. The star-studded event included a performance from Elton John, who performed “A Good Heart.” The telecast …

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Neil Young Talks Music and Politics, and Battles Corn, on “The Late Show”

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Frazer Harrison/Getty ImagesNeil Young appeared on CBS’ The Late Show with Stephen Colbert Thursday night to promote his upcoming live album with Promise of the Real, Earth. He also chatted about politics and fought with corn — really. The episode began with a sketch in which Stephen Colbert pointed out that Young is allowing the candidate he supports, Bernie Sanders, …

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Michael Nesmith Is “Thrilled” with The Monkees’ New Album, “Good Times!”

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RhinoHere it is! The Monkees‘ first studio album in 20 years, Good Times!, gets released today. The record, which celebrates the band’s 50th anniversary, features new contributions from surviving members Michael Nesmith, Micky Dolenz and Peter Tork, and also includes tunes written especially for the project by a variety of respected modern-rock artists. Nesmith tells ABC Radio that he was …

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The Beach Boys to Celebrate a Half Century of “Good Vibrations” on 2016 Tour

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Credit: Udo SpreitzenbarthBrian Wilson is touring this year with a special show celebrating the 50th anniversary of The Beach Boys‘ classic album, Pet Sounds. Now his old band has announced they’re launching their own trek marking the 50th anniversary of the group’s #1 hit, “Good Vibrations.” The 50 Years of Good Vibrations tour gets underway June 17 in Pala, California, …

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Billy Joel Talks Pasta, Boats and New York Pride with Gov. Andrew Cuomo

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Credit: Myrna SuarezWe knew Billy Joel and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo were chummy. Cuomo presided over Joel’s wedding to Alexis Roderick last July, and he’s the godfather to their daughter, Della Rose. So who better to interview the Piano Man for a new Q&A? In the feature for Long Island’s BEACH magazine, the two pals talk pasta, boats and …

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Pink Floyd Honored with British Postage Stamps for Band’s 50th Anniversary

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Royal MailBritain’s postal agency is paying tribute to Pink Floyd with a series of postage stamps to mark the band’s 50th anniversary. The Royal Mail is issuing 10 commemorative stamps honoring the influential rock band. A set of six stamps, which will be available starting July 7, shows the memorable cover art of six of the band’s albums — 1967’s …

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Elton John’s Pow Wow with Putin Won’t Take Place This Month

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ABC/Randy HolmesElton John is heading to Russia this month to perform two concerts, but his schedule won’t include a long-awaited meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Last November, Elton said he and Putin had shared a phone call and were working toward a time to meet so they could discuss Elton’s concerns about Russia’s persecution of gays. But the BBC …

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Jeff Beck Says Latest Album Was Inspired by His Fascination with “Outrageousness” in the World

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Atco RecordsJeff Beck teamed up with two young female musicians from his U.K. homeland, singer Rosie Bones and guitarist Carmen Vandenberg, to create his upcoming studio album, Loud Hailer, which hits stores July 15. The 11-song collection is filled with edgy, topical tunes that the guitar legend says were inspired by his observations about modern society as he surfed the …

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Potential Prince Heirs Protesting DNA Tests

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BERTRAND GUAY/AFP/Getty ImagesTwo people claiming to be heirs to Prince‘s estate are protesting being required to take DNA tests. Brianna Nelson and Victoria Nelson, who claim they are descendants of Prince’s half-brother Duane Nelson Sr., say the tests are not necessary. According to USA Today, Brianna says she is the daughter of Duane Nelson Sr. Victoria’s legal guardian, Jeannine Halloran, …

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