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Details of Elton John’s 2015 Oscar Viewing Party Revealed

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Michael Kovac/Getty Images for EJAFIf you can’t be at the Oscars this year, Elton John‘s 23rd annual Academy Awards Viewing Party is the next-best ticket in town. The gala event will be presented by the Elton John AIDS Foundation in Los Angeles on Sunday, February 22, and promises enough glamor to rival the actual ceremony itself. For the third year ... Read More »

Paul McCartney 2012 MusiCares Person of the Year Tribute Arriving on DVD and Blu-ray in March

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Shout! FactoryIn February of 2012, Paul McCartney was saluted by an eclectic all-star cast of performers at the Recording Academy’s annual MusiCares Person of the Year gala. Now, a video featuring highlights from the tribute event is scheduled to be released on DVD and Blu-ray on March 24. A MusiCares Tribute to Paul McCartney includes performances of the rock legend’s ... Read More »

Two-Disc Grateful Dead 50th Anniversary Retrospective Due in March

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Rhino MediaA new two-CD Grateful Dead compilation will be released on March 31 as part of a yearlong celebration marking the band’s 50th anniversary. The Best of The Grateful Dead features 32 chronologically-arranged tracks, including at least one song from each of the group’s studio albums. The career-spanning collection focuses on studio versions of The Grateful Dead’s songs, and boasts ... Read More »

John Mellencamp Kicking Off Plain Spoken Tour Tonight in South Bend, Indiana

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Image Courtesy of Republic RecordsJohn Mellencamp‘s extensive North American tour in support of his 2014 album, Plain Spoken, gets under way tonight in South Bend, Indiana. The 80-date trek includes multi-night stands in a number of cities, including the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer’s hometown, Bloomington, Indiana; New York City; Nashville; Minneapolis; Chicago; Clearwater, Florida; and Toronto and Regina, ... Read More »

All-Star “Live at Knebworth” Concert Featuring McCartney, Pink Floyd, Plant & Page and More Coming to Blu-ray

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Eagle Rock EntertainmentIn 1990, concert organizers in the U.K. gathered together a bunch of prior winners of that nation’s prestigious Silver Clef Award for the annual Knebworth Festival. The gala featured a jaw-dropping lineup that included Paul McCartney, Pink Floyd, Elton John, Eric Clapton, Dire Straits, Phil Collins and Genesis, as well as a set by Robert Plant with a ... Read More »

Robert Plant, Elvis Costello Featured on New Album by Bluegrass Great Ralph Stanley

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Ed Miles/Nonesuch Records; Andy GottsRobert Plant and Elvis Costello have been known to explore American roots music on their own albums, and now the two Rock and Roll Hall of Famers are featured on the latest record by arguably one of the genre’s most influential artists, bluegrass legend Ralph Stanley. Ralph Stanley & Friends: Man of Constant Sorrow, which was ... Read More »

Barbra Streisand Makes History by Going Platinum for the 31st Time

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PRNewsFoto/Columbia RecordsPlatinum is a girl’s best friend. The Recording Industry Association of America has officially certified Barbra Streisand‘s all-star duets album Partners for sales of a million copies, making it the 31st platinum album of her career. Streisand now has the most platinum albums of any female recording artist in the RIAA’s history, and that’s not the only record she’s ... Read More »