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The Real Reason U2’s Bono Always Wears Sunglasses

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A.M.P.A.S.(r)/Michael YadaIf you’ve ever thought U2 frontman Bono‘s habit of always wearing shades was merely a rock star affectation, well, get ready to eat some crow: turns out there’s a serious medical reason behind it. On Friday’s episode of BBC TV’s The Graham Norton Show, when host Norton asks Bono if he ever takes off his sunglasses, the 54-year-old singer ... Read More »

John Denver to Receive Posthumous Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame Next Week

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PRNewsFoto/Legacy RecordingsFrom “Country Roads” to Hollywood Boulevard!: The late John Denver is slated to be honored with the 2,531st star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Friday, October 24. The ceremony will begin at 11:30 a.m. PT and will take place at 7065 Hollywood Boulevard near Sycamore Avenue. Two of the beloved singer/songwriter’s children — Zak Deutschendorf and Jesse ... Read More »

Barry Manilow to Perform Live on QVC on Friday

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PR News Foto/Verve Music GroupBarry Manilow will debut songs from his new album, My Dream Duets, this Friday on QVC. Starting at 6 p.m. ET, Barry Manilow: Q Sessions Live will feature the singer performing songs from the new record, as well as from Live in London, a bonus CD that includes four never-released live tracks. The CD has been ... Read More »

Phil Collins Featured in New Documentary About Influential Drum Machine

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Image Courtesy of Atlantic RecordsPhil Collins is one of the many well-known music artists who appear in an upcoming documentary titled 808, which explores the influential Roland TR-808 drum machine. The film, which was directed by Alexander Dunn, takes an in-depth look at how the electronic instrument has changed the music industry, from its introduction in 1980 to today. Other ... Read More »

Steve Perry Leads More Journey Sing-Alongs at San Francisco Giants Games

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Ezra Shaw/Getty ImagesFormer Journey frontman Steve Perry continues to help fire up San Francisco Giants fans during his hometown team’s 2014 playoff run. Last week, during a home game against the Washington Nationals, the golden-voiced singer led the crowd in a sing-along of his old band’s classic anthem “Don’t Stop Believin'” from the stands at San Francisco’s AT&T Park, and ... Read More »

Bruce Springsteen Cheers for Sting’s Broadway Show

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Walter McBride/Getty ImagesLegendary rockers stick together. Bruce Springsteen was in the audience for Wednesday night’s preview performance of Sting‘s new Broadway musical The Last Ship, reports Showbiz411. According to the website, Springsteen attended the show with his daughter Jessica, and then led the standing ovation at the end of the performance. Afterwards, he hung out backstage with Sting and the ... Read More »

Heart’s Ann & Nancy Wilson, Cat Stevens, Steve Miller, Steve Winwood & More Nominated for Songwriters Hall of Fame

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Legacy RecordingsThe Songwriters Hall of Fame has announced its 2015 “Performing Songwriters” nominees, and the list includes quite a few music legends. Heart‘s Ann and Nancy Wilson, Yusuf Islam, aka Cat Stevens, Steve Miller and Steve Winwood are among the prospective inductees, as are Cyndi Lauper, Harry Wayne Casey of K.C. and the Sunshine Band fame, Gloria Estefan and Tom ... Read More »

1980 Bob Marley Concert to Be Released as DVD and CD/DVD Set

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Eagle Rock EntertainmentA 1980 concert Bob Marley played in Dortmund, Germany, during his final world tour is the subject of a new release titled Uprising Live!, which will be issued as a DVD, a DVD/two-CD set and a digital video on November 24. The show, which took place in June of 1980, originally aired on an episode of the German ... Read More »

New U2 Album Will Be Band’s Lowest-Charting Disc Since 1984

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Interscope RecordsIf you give something away for free, people won’t really be interested in paying for it. That’s the lesson that U2 is learning, thanks to the not-so-great sales projections for its current album, Songs of Innocence. Yahoo! Chart Watch reports that according to those projections, the album will be the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band’s lowest-charting disc ... Read More »

The Doors to Receive Inspiration Award at 2014 Classic Rock Awards

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Henry Diltz/Elektra RecordsThe Doors will be honored this November at the 10th annual Classic Rock Awards — the Classic Rock Roll of Honour. The band is this year’s recipient of the Inspiration Award. The annual event is hosted by the U.K.-based Classic Rock magazine. This year’s ceremony will be held in the U.S. for the first time at The Avalon ... Read More »