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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 »

Pete Townshend to Release Solo Compilation Next Month Featuring Two New Songs

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PRNewsFoto/Universal Music EnterprisesA new compilation focusing on the solo work of The Who‘s Pete Townshend will be released on June 30. Truancy: The Very Best of Pete Townshend features 17 tracks that span the lauded guitarist/songwriter’s entire career outside of his famous band, including his well-known solo tunes, versions of songs also recorded by The Who and two brand-new tracks. ... Read More »

The Grateful Dead’s Bob Weir on Dancing Bears and Tie-Dye

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Sonja Flemming/CBS Symbolism has always been a part of the experience of being a Grateful Dead fan, be it dancing bears or skeletal roses. It begs the question: what did the band think of all of that? Guitarist and co-founder Bob Weir has his opinions. “I don’t much relate to the dancing bears, for instance. And I’ve never been big ... Read More »

Paul Simon, Eric Clapton Among Bandleader Paul Shaffer’s Favorite Letterman Musical Moments

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Mark Seliger David Letterman will take his final bow this Wednesday, and longtime bandleader Paul Shaffer has had the best seat in the house for some incredible musical moments in his 33 years of working with the late-night host across late-night shows on two different networks. Shaffer tells Billboard things didn’t always go so smooth for A-list talent during the ... Read More »

Story of Beatles Manager Coming to the Big Screen

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Photo by Cummings Archives/RedfernsThe life and story of Brian Epstein will be brought to the big screen in the new movie, The Fifth Beatle. Producer and former American Idol judge Simon Cowell‘s Syco Entertainment and IM Global are set to co-produce the feature film, which will shine a spotlight on the life of the late Beatles manager. Epstein died of ... Read More »

Cream Drummer Ginger Baker Set to Tour the US in June

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Image Courtesy of Motema RecordsInfluential Cream drummer Ginger Baker will return to the U.S. next month for a series of shows with his current group, Jazz Confusion. The nine-date trek is mapped out from a June 11 concert in Austin, Texas, through a June 21 performance in New Hope, Pennsylvania. The outing includes a two-night stand, June 17-18, at B.B. ... Read More »

Jackson Browne Extends Forthcoming US Tour Through Late October

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Credit: Nels IsraelsonJackson Browne has added a series of October concerts to his upcoming run of U.S. tour dates in support of his latest studio album, 2014’s Standing in the Breach. The new shows run from an October 7 performance in Durham, North Carolina, through an October 28 appearance at the Arizona State Fair in Phoenix. The newly announced concerts ... Read More »

John Fogerty Joins the Season Finale of “The Voice”

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Image Courtesy of Lacee BendaRock icon John Fogerty is set to perform during next Tuesday’s season finale of The Voice. The former Creedance Clearwater Revival frontman’s appearance will serve as the kickoff of his summer “1969” world tour, which focuses on the music from the pivotal year when Fogerty wrote and recorded three separate albums with CCR. His first memoir, ... Read More »