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Bruce Springsteen Says Recording “Born to Run” Audiobook Was as Tiring as One of His Concerts

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Simon & SchusterThe audio version of Bruce Springsteen‘s best-selling memoir, Born to Run, was released this week. The legendary rocker, who recorded the 18-hour-long audiobook at his home studio in New Jersey, tells People that the experience was just as draining as playing one of his famous marathon concerts. “[It] wasn’t any easier for me than singing for four hours,” …

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Aretha Franklin Tribute Concert in New York City to Feature Ann Wilson, Kenny Loggins & More Stars

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Michael Dorf PresentsThe music of Aretha Franklin will be spotlighted at the latest in the series of star-studded annual tribute concerts organized by New York City entrepreneur Michael Dorf. The show is scheduled for March 6, 2017, at New York’s Carnegie Hall. The initial lineup of artists who will be saluting the Queen of Soul at the event includes Heart‘s …

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Yes Tour Days: Prog-Rock Legends Announce 2017 US Dates

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Credit: Glenn GottliebThe 2017 edition of Yes‘ Cruise to the Edge is scheduled for early February, and the band has now lined up a February 3 warm-up show in Cherokee, North Carolina, and a weeklong series of additional U.S. concerts taking place after the seagoing festival. The prog-rock legends’ other newly announced dates, which all are in the Southeastern U.S., …

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Steve Winwood Schedules Spring 2017 US Tour Dates

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Courtesy of Steve WinwoodSteve Winwood has announced his first tour dates of 2017, a series of spring shows that will take place in a variety of cities in the eastern U.S. The trek kicks off April 20 in Westbury, New York, and is plotted out through a May 10 concert at Nashville’s famous Ryman Auditorium. The former Traffic and Spencer …

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New Bands Celebrating Music of Jefferson Airplane and Grateful Dead Launch First-Ever Tour Tonight

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Courtesy of The Airplane FamilyThe new tribute bands The Airplane Family and Live Dead 69, which celebrate the music of The Jefferson Airplane, Jefferson Starship and Grateful Dead, kick off their first-ever tour tonight in Annapolis, Maryland. The groups were put together by longtime Jefferson Starship guitarist Mark “Slick” Aguilar, and feature a variety of musicians with connections to the …

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Neil Diamond Says Still Having Enthusiastic Fans After 50 Years in Music Is “Heartening”

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Andreas Terlaak/©2016 Neil Diamond ArchiveNeil Diamond will celebrate the 50th anniversary of his music career next year with a major tour that’s mapped out from an April 7 in Fresno, California, through an August 12 show in Inglewood, California. In a new Rolling Stone interview, the legendary singer/songwriter reveals that the new concerts are selling very well, while noting that …

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Madonna’s Carpool Karaoke Appearance Airs Wednesday

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Courtesy of CBSWe already knew Madonna was James Corden‘s next guest on Carpool Karaoke. Now The Late Late Show has posted a preview clip of her appearance, and she uses all of the real estate the passenger seat provides. The 58-year-old material girl, dressed in a black leather jacket and black denim jeans, cruises the streets of New York City …

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Did Michael Jackson Have a Secret Romance?

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Dave M. Benett/Getty ImageAn alleged secret romance between Michael Jackson and a young woman named Shana Mangatal will be revealed in a tell-all book written by Mangatal, reports Electronic Urban Report. In the book, titled Michael and Me: The Untold Story of Michael Jackson’s Secret Romance, Mangatal claims that her love affair with the late pop icon began the first …

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Ex-Yes Keyboardist Rick Wakeman Releasing New Solo Album, “Piano Portraits,” in Early 2017

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PRNewsFoto/UMeFormer Yes keyboardist Rick Wakeman will release a new solo album titled Piano Portraits in early 2017 that features covers of a variety of well-known rock and pop songs, including some tunes on which he originally performed. The record boasts solo piano versions of Yes’ “Wonderous Stories,” The Beatles‘ “Help!” and “Eleanor Rigby,” David Bowie‘s “Life on Mars” and “Space …

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David Bowie’s “Blackstar” Scores Four Posthumous Grammy Nominations

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Columbia RecordsDavid Bowie may be gone, but his musical achievements continue. He and his last album, Blackstar, has been nominated for five Grammys, including Best Rock Song and Best Alternative Music Album. Bowie died just two days after releasing the critically-acclaimed Blackstar. The title track has earned the late legend nods for Best Rock Performance and Best Rock Song, and …

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