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Madonna to Jeff Bezos: Invest in my home state

Noam Galai/WireImageThe Queen of Pop wants the King of Amazon to help out her home state of Michigan. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos tweeted that he was looking for ideas for a “philanthropy strategy” that would help people the most in the short-term — “at the intersection of urgent need and lasting impact.” Madonna responded that the city of Detroit would …

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Brian May, Pete Townshend join benefit single for London high-rise fire victims; Townshend says he knew victims

Tim P. Whitby/Tim P. Whitby/Getty ImagesThe Who’s Pete Townshend is joining his band mate Roger Daltrey in Artists for Grenfell — the all-star group working on a charity single version of Simon & Garfunkel‘s “Bridge Over Troubled Water” to benefit the victims of the horrific Grenfell Tower fire in London last week that killed dozens and left many more homeless. …

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David Crosby humorously spars with Chance the Rapper in new Twitter ad

Henry Diltz; ABC/Lorenzo BevilaquaDavid Crosby squabbles Chance the Rapper in a new ad for Twitter that features the hip-hop star asking fans for song requests prior to a performance. In the commercial, the folk-rock legend tweets a message to Chance that reads, “How about any song with real instruments?” — a cheeky nod to a note Crosby wrote on Twitter …

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Happy 75th Birthday, Brian Wilson!

ABC/Randy HolmesWhat are the chances that two of the most acclaimed pop music composers in history would have been born just two days apart? On Sunday, Paul McCartney turned 75, and today it’s Brian Wilson‘s turn. The founding Beach Boys singer and songwriter wrote the music to nearly all of his band’s best-known songs, from the Southern California group’s early …

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On new single, Chaka Khan’s in love with herself

Jerry Ringuette / Askari Ali Chaka Khan‘s new single “I Love Myself” is a welcome anthem of empowerment and comes one year after the legendary artist’s 2016 stint in rehab. The track, which begins with the chorus lyrics to Chaka’s hit 1984 song “Through the Fire,” quickly builds into an explosive declaration of the artist’s vow to love herself unconditionall. …

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Billy Joel: Elton John is “a much better piano player” than I originally thought

Yalonda M. James/Charlotte Observer/ MCT via Getty Images They’re both piano-playing singer/songwriters who became superstars in the ’70s, and they’ve toured together, too, so it’s no wonder that Billy Joel and Elton John are often compared to each other. But when Joel was asked what he learned from sharing a stage with Elton, he seemed to throw a little shade …

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Will “American Idol” say “Hello” to Lionel Richie?

Lester Cohen/Getty Images for Wonder Productions, Inc.Following unconfirmed reports that Ryan Seacrest is about to sign a deal to host ABC’s reboot of American Idol, TMZ is now reporting that the network is eyeing Lionel Richie for one of its open judge spots. Sources tell TMZ that producers think Lionel has the personality, as well as the music biz credentials, …

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Report: Roger Daltrey taking part in all-star charity single to benefit London high-rise fire victims

ABC/Richard CartwrightThe Who‘s Roger Daltrey is among the major British music stars Simon Cowell has assembled for a “We Are the World”-inspired charity song to help the victims of last week’s Grenfell Tower fire in London, U.K. tabloid The Sun reports. According to the newspaper, the America’s Got Talent judge gathered the artists to record a version of the 1970 …

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