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Chicago to perform at Multiple Sclerosis charity event in May

Credit: David M. EarnisseChicago has signed on to perform at the 24th Annual Race to Erase MS Gala, a star-studded benefit held to raise awareness about multiple sclerosis. The event will take place May 5 at The Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles. “Chicago is one of my favorite bands of all time and has endless hits that remind me so …

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Boston, other rockers pay tribute to drummer Sib Hashian

Sib Hashian in 1977 (Ron Pownall/ Getty Images)Former Boston drummer Sib Hashian died Wednesday of an apparent heart attack during the Legends of Rock Cruise, and now his old band, and a variety of other rock artists, are paying tribute to the late musician. The current Boston lineup posted a joint statement on its official website that reads, “Our thoughts …

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Elton John turns 70: “At this time in my life I’m the happiest I have ever been

Denise Truscello/WireImageHe turns 70 Saturday, and he’s still standing: Sir Elton John says at this moment, he’s living his best life. “I’m interested in moving forward all the time, with what I create, my collaborations, and also with discovering the work of other people,” says the always-busy rock legend. “I think age is immaterial, provided we keep our minds alive …

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Frampton comes unplugged (again): Guitar great kicks off new acoustic tour tonight

Credit: Gregg RothPeter Frampton launches the latest installment of his “Raw: An Acoustic Tour” tonight in New Albany, Ohio. The veteran guitar whiz’s unplugged trek promotes his 2016 studio album, Acoustic Classics, which, as Frampton explains to ABC Radio, features him “redoing my better-known songs and some deeper cuts just acoustically, with one acoustic [guitar], voice and maybe an overdubbed …

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Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers among headliners of 2017 KAABOO Del Mar fest

Credit: Joel BernsteinTom Petty & the Heartbreakers are among the acts set to headline the third annual KAABOO Del Mar festival, taking place September 15-17 at the Del Mar Fairgrounds north of San Diego. While the exact date of the group’s performance hasn’t been announced, it will come nearly a month after the final date on the North American leg …

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Bob Dylan praises Amy Winehouse, Iggy Pop in new interview

Credit: William ClaxtonBob Dylan praises the music of Amy Winehouse and Iggy Pop and talks about a legendary recording session that never was in a wide-ranging interview on his official website. The question-and-answer session with author Bill Flanagan was done in anticipation of Triplicate, the three-disc, 30-track collection of classic American songs Dylan will release March 31. It’s his third …

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Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo teaming up with Toto for summer tour

Travis Shinn; Courtesy of TotoTwo major pop-rock acts that emerged during the late ’70s, Pat Benatar and Toto, are joining forces for a summer tour that will take them across North America. So far, only three shows have been announced — August 27 in Los Angeles, September 10 in Peachtree City, Georgia, and September 14 in New York City — …

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Ex-Boston drummer Sib Hashian dead at 67

Boston in 1979; Sib Hashian, center (Lynn Goldsmith/Corbis/VCG via Getty Images)Former Boston drummer John “Sib” Hashian died on Wednesday at the age of 67, his son, Adam, confirms to ABC Radio. As first reported by TMZ, and confirmed to ABC Radio by Adam, the veteran musician was performing on the Legends of Rock Cruise when he suffered a heart attack …

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