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“Michael Jackson’s Journey from Motown to Off the Wall” Premieres on Showtime Tonight

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Estate of Michael Jackson/Sony Music Legacy RecordingsSpike Lee‘s documentary Michael Jackson’s Journey from Motown to Off the Wall, chronicling the making of the King of Pop’s 1979 solo album, will debut on Showtime tonight at 9 p.m. ET/PT. Lee, who previously directed a similar documentary on Michael Jackson‘s 1986 album Bad, explains to ABC Radio how he was chosen to …

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Watch a Preview of Elton John Singing “Carpool Karaoke” with James Corden

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Cliff Lipson/CBSLate Late Show host James Corden‘s been killing it lately with his popular “Carpool Karaoke” bit, featuring Adele — whose episode scored record-breaking views on YouTube — and Coldplay‘s Chris Martin. Now, he’s posted a preview of his next big “get” — Sir Elton John. In the preview clip, posted on Facebook, Elton and Corden sing “Don’t Let the …

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Jeff Lynne’s ELO Announces Orchestral Performances in L.A. This September

Credit: Rob ShanahanJeff Lynne’s ELO has lined up special performances on September 9, 10 and 11 at the famed Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. It’s the first U.S. concerts for the latest incarnation of Lynne’s Electric Light Orchestra since the two shows the band played this past November at small venues in L.A. and New York City to celebrate the …

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Heart to Perform at Grammy After-Party Event in L.A.

Credit: Norman SeeffHeart is among the performers who will take the stage at the 2016 Grammy Celebration, the Recording Academy’s official after-party event that will take place immediately following the 58th Annual Grammy Awards on Monday, February 15. The bash will be held at the Los Angeles Convention Center. This year’s theme is “Grammy Land” — a takeoff on the …

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Elton John Gives Surprise Instrumental Performance at London Railway Station

ABC/Randy HolmesCommuters at London’s St. Pancras International railway train station got a wonderful, crazy surprise on Thursday afternoon when Elton John unexpectedly showed up there and began playing a piano that had been set up in the middle of the station. The Press Association reports that the pop-rock legend, whose new album Wonderful, Crazy Night will be released on Friday, …

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Earth, Wind & Fire’s Maurice White Dead at 74

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Ed Perlstein/Redferns/Getty ImagesMaurice White, co-founder of the pioneering funk-soul band Earth, Wind & Fire, died Wednesday at the age of 74 after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease. Maurice’s brother and band mate Verdine White confirmed his passing in a message posted on the group’s official Facebook page. “My brother, hero and best friend Maurice White passed away peacefully last …

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Hollywood Vampires Supergroup Will Pay Tribute to Motörhead’s Lemmy at the Grammys

Credit: Ross HalfinHollywood Vampires, the hard-rock supergroup featuring Alice Cooper, Aerosmith‘s Joe Perry and actor Johnny Depp, will give their first television performance on the 58th Annual Grammy Awards, for a special yet sad occasion. Cooper tells Rolling Stone his band will pay tribute to late Motörhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister at the ceremony, and also will play a new original …

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Elton John to Promote New Album, “Wonderful Crazy Night,” with Series TV Appearances During the Coming Days

Credit: Joseph GuayIt’s a wonderful, crazy time for Elton John. The pop-rock legend will be all over television during the next few days, promoting his latest album, Wonderful Crazy Night, which gets its release Friday. First up for the Rocket Man will be a performance tonight, February 4, on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live!, which airs at 11:35 a.m. ET. The …

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