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Bob Dylan Performs Tonight on Next-to-Last “Letterman” Show

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Credit: William ClaxtonJust a reminder that Bob Dylan will make a rare television appearance tonight when he performs on the next-to-last episode of CBS’ Late Show with David Letterman. The folk-rock legend will be the evening’s musical guest, while Bill Murray also will appear on the show, which airs at 11:35 p.m. ET/10:35 p.m. CT. Dylan’s only other Late Show ... Read More »

John Mellencamp Joins Lineup of the “Red Nose Day” TV Special

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Image Courtesy of Republic RecordsJohn Mellencamp has been added to the lineup of stars participating in NBC’s Red Nose Day charity special this Thursday, May 21. The veteran rocker will team up with American Idol judge and country star Keith Urban to perform his classic hit, “Pink Houses.” The fundraiser aims to help the lives of children living in poverty ... Read More »

Stevie Wonder Among Headliners for 2015 Life Is Beautiful Festival

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Credit: Eddie WolflSteve Wonder will bring some soul to the streets of Sin City this fall, when he performs at the third annual Life Is Beautiful festival. Wonder, along with Kendrick Lamar and Imagine Dragons, will headline the three-day fest, which will see nearly 60 acts performing in the middle of downtown Vegas. The bill also feature Duran Duran, Weezer, ... Read More »

Elton John Makes Surprise Appearance at School Reunion

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ABC/Randy HolmesElton John surprised some old classmates when he made an appearance at a reunion of his senior school, Pinner County Grammar School, over the weekend. According to Hello! magazine, the 68-year-old pop-rock legend attended the northwest London school until he was 17, when he left to pursue a career in music. Hello! says Sir Elton flew to the U.K. ... Read More »

Madonna Expanding Her Hard Candy Fitness Brand

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Mert Alas and Marcus PiggotMadonna is expanding her Hard Candy Fitness brand to include retail products, Billboard reports. Hard Candy Fitness, which currently has boutique gyms in eight cities across the globe, has announced a partnership with merchandising and licensing company Epic Rights. The deal aims to bring the Hard Candy Fitness lifestyle to those who may not have access ... Read More »

Yes Announces Full Details and Lineup for 2015 Cruise to the Edge

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Image Courtesy of MSO PRYes has revealed the complete lineup for the third annual edition of its fan cruise, Cruise to the Edge. Among the 25-plus acts joining the prog-rock legends on the musical sea journey are Marillion, Nektar, longtime Jethro Tull guitarist Martin Barre, Saga, guitar virtuoso Allen Holdsworth and Caravan. The four-night voyage sets sail from Miami on ... Read More »

Yes Bassist Chris Squire Diagnosed with Leukemia

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Chris Squire, far right; image credit Rob ShanahanBest wishes go out to Yes bassist and co-founder Chris Squire, who’s been diagnosed with leukemia. A post on the band’s official website reveals Squire has acute erythroid leukemia, which is a rarer form of the more common acute myeloid leukemia. Both are cancers that affect blood cell production. Squire will begin treatment ... Read More »

Happy 70th Birthday, Pete Townshend!

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Credit: Ross HalfinOne the most famous lines Pete Townshend ever wrote was “Hope I die before I get old,” but thankfully, that did not happen. The Who‘s guitarist, main songwriter and creative mastermind turns 70 today. Speaking to the BBC a couple of years ago about the sentiments he expressed in “My Generation,” Townshend admitted, “That phrase was taken out ... Read More »

Eddie Vedder Performs “Better Man” on “Late Show”

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Jeffrey R. Staab/CBS David Letterman‘s final week as Late Show host began in part on Monday night with a performance by Eddie Vedder. Vedder, backed by Paul Shaffer and the CBS Orchestra, performed his band Pearl Jam‘s 1994 hit, “Better Man.” Bob Dylan will serve as the musical guest on Letterman’s CBS program Tuesday night. Letterman’s finale will air the ... Read More »

Rolling Stones Talk New Tour, Influences, “Sticky Fingers” Reissue and More in First Twitter Q&A

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Credit: Claude GassianThe Rolling Stones took part in their first-ever Twitter Q&A on Monday, and the guys — Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood and Charlie Watts — responded to questions about such topics as whether they still get nervous before a concert, what their musical influences are and how rehearsals for the band’s upcoming tour are going. A series ... Read More »