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Eric Clapton Turns 70 Today

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Credit: George ChinHappy Birthday to Eric Clapton, who celebrates his 70th birthday today. The blues-rock guitar legend has been one of the most influential and successful musicians to emerge from the 1960s British music scene, and is the only person ever to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame three times — in 1992 as a member ... Read More »

Led Zeppelin Concert Film Screenings Taking Place Tonight Across the US

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Credit: Ian DicksonJust a reminder that tonight’s the night that special screenings of a newly created Led Zeppelin concert film will be held at more than 300 theaters across the U.S. The movie, titled simply Led Zeppelin, includes footage from select performances spanning the group’s entire 1970s heyday. The film includes footage from concerts the band played at London’s Royal ... Read More »

Norman Greenbaum of “Spirit in the Sky” Fame Critically Injured in Car Accident

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Photo by GAB Archive/RedfernsNorman Greenbaum, the 72-year-old singer-songwriter best known for the 1969 hit “Spirit in the Sky” was hospitalized Saturday after being critically injured in a Northern California car accident that killed a motorcyclist, the Press-Democrat reports. Greenbaum was still in critical condition as of Sunday afternoon, a nursing supervisor told the newspaper. Greenbaum was a passenger in a ... Read More »

Queen’s Brian May Says Sacha Baron Cohen/Freddie Mercury Announcement Was a “Small Joke”

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Photo: Neal PrestonSacha Baron Cohen has NOT been confirmed to play Freddie Mercury in a biopic about the flamboyant Queen frontman. Queen guitarist Brian May posted on his website that the band’s manager, Jim Beach, was just making “a small joke” last Thursday at the Artist and Manager Awards when he said Cohen had officially signed on to the long-delayed ... Read More »

Prince Sued over Work with Former “Voice” Contestant

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Warner Bros. RecordsPrince has been sued for working with former Voice contestant Judith Hill in alleged violation of a recording contract she has. Entertainment Weekly reports producer Jolene Cherry filed the suit, claiming Hill — a backup singer who competed on The Voice in 2013 and was featured in the Oscar-winning documentary 20 Feet from Stardom — has a deal ... Read More »

Bruce Springsteen Releases Recording of 1980 New Year’s Eve Concert as Part of Archival Series

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Credit: Frank StefankoThe latest installment of Bruce Springsteen‘s series of archival concert recordings is now available for purchase at Live.BruceSpringsteen.net. The new release documents an epic show the Boss and his E Street Band played on New Year’s Eve 1980 at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, New York. The concert, which took place during Springsteen’s tour in support ... Read More »

Boz Scaggs Adds Summer Dates to 2015 North American Tour

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Credit: Danny ClinchBoz Scaggs‘ busy 2015 schedule just got a lot busier. The soulful pop-rock singer, whose new album, A Fool to Care, will be released this Tuesday, has just announced a series of North American summer concerts that will follow the spring U.S. trek he’ll embark on starting next month. The newly added run of dates kicks off on ... Read More »

Report: Rolling Stones Now Planning to Announce North American Tour Next Week

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Credit: Brian RasicAs Rolling Stones fans know, the band intended to announce details of a 2015 North American tour on Thursday, March 19. Those plans were delayed, reportedly because of ticketing issues involving the trek’s promoters. Now, Hits Daily Double is reporting that, according to insiders, The Stones will make the tour announcement sometime next week. The same sources tell ... Read More »

Stevie Wonder to Be Presented with Braille Baseball Bat Tonight in Louisville

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Image Courtesy of Louisville SluggerStevie Wonder will be presented with a unique gift tonight to commemorate his concert at the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, Kentucky. The Louisville Slugger company has created a special baseball bat featuring a message engraved in Braille in honor of the Motown legend’s show. The message, which appears both in Braille and regular lettering, reads: ... Read More »