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Journey Announces 2017 US Tour with Asia; Plots New Las Vegas Residency

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Credit: Travis ShinnNot only will Journey be touring Asia in 2017, but the band will be touring with Asia too! Journey has lined up a series of 12 U.S. dates with the ’80s prog-rock supergroup in March and April that will follow on the heels of a February headlining trek of the Far East. The joint stateside tour kicks off …

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Kenny Rogers Set to Perform on Dolly Parton’s Smoky Mountains Rise Telethon

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Courtesy of Webster PRKenny Rogers is among the first stars confirmed to join Dolly Parton for Smoky Mountains Rise: A Benefit for the My People Fund. The three-hour telethon will air next Tuesday, December 13, at 8 p.m. ET on the Great American Country channel, and will be simulcast on radio as well. “My home in the Smoky Mountains of …

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Yes, The Who and Other Rock Stars Pay Tribute to Greg Lake

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Credit: Lee MillwardIn the wake of the sad news that Emerson, Lake and Palmer frontman Greg Lake died Wednesday at age 69 after a battle with cancer, a variety of fellow rock stars have come forward to pay tribute to the influential prog-rock musician. The members of Yes have posted a joint statement on the band’s Twitter feed that reads, …

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James Brown to Be Featured on New Season of TV One’s “Unsung”

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Hulton Archive/Getty ImagesJames Brown will be the subject of a new episode of Unsung that will air during the TV One documentary series’ upcoming 10th season. Billboard reports that the show’s new season will premiere on January 4 with a program focusing on 1990s female R&B trio SWV. The Godfather of Soul’s episode will premiere on February 22 and will …

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Papa Was a Rolling Stone: Mick Jagger’s a Dad for the 8th Time

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Credit: Dave J Hogan/Courtesy of JA Digital and Eagle Rock Film Productions In July, news broke that Mick Jagger’s girlfriend was expecting a baby with his 29-year-old American girlfriend, Melanie Hamrick. Now, the new baby has arrived — a boy. A statement provided to ABC News by the Rolling Stones’ rep says, “Melanie Hamrick & Mick Jagger’s son was born …

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Madonna Joins James Corden for “Carpool Karaoke”

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Courtesy of CBSJust ahead of the premiere of her new Showtime documentary, Madonna: Rebel Heart Tour, the Material Girl herself took the passenger seat in the latest installment of “Carpool Karaoke” last night on The Late Late Show with James Corden. Madonna might have sat down but she didn’t sit still while riding around New York City in an SUV …

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Greg Lake of King Crimson and Emerson, Lake and Palmer, Dead at 69

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Musician Greg Lake, who fronted both the influential bands King Crimson and Emerson, Lake and Palmer, has died, the BBC reports. The musician, 69, lost a “a long and stubborn battle with cancer,” his manager told the UK news agency. On March 11 of this year, Lake’s ELP bandmate Keith Emerson died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. (THIS IS A …

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Yoko Ono Tweets Anti-Gun Violence Message on Lennon Death Anniversary

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The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty ImagesToday of course marks one of the most tragic days in rock history. Thirty-six years ago, John Lennon was murdered by Mark David Chapman outside of The Dakota, the New York City apartment building in which Lennon lived with his wife, Yoko Ono. As she’s done many times before, Yoko’s using the anniversary of her husband’s …

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The Eagles’ Classic Album “Hotel California” Turns 40 Today

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Rhino/Asylum RecordsToday marks the 40th anniversary of the release of The Eagles‘ landmark album Hotel California, the band’s most successful studio effort, which has sold more than 16 million copies in the U.S. alone. The album spent eight nonconsecutive weeks atop the Billboard 200 in 1977 and yielded two #1 hits, “New Kid in Town” and the title track, which …

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“VH1 Divas Holidays: Unsilent Night,” Featuring Patti LaBelle & Chaka Khan, Racks Up Big Ratings

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Courtesy of VH1VH1 Divas Holidays: Unsilent Night brought in massive ratings for the network on Monday night. According to Billboard, the hour-long special, which included performances by Patti LaBelle, Chaka Khan, Mariah Carey and Vanessa Williams, brought in 2 million viewers, making it the highest-rated Divas show in more than a decade. The special, which retruned after a four-year hiatus, …

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