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Cher Cancels the Rest of Her Dressed to Kill Dates

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Peter Kramer/NBCPoor Cher. Back in September, she became ill and and had to reschedule all her concert dates. But now, she’s been forced to cancel all those rescheduled dates, because she still hasn’t made a full recovery. After Cher wrapped up the first leg of her Dressed to Kill tour in March, she was going to embark on a second ... Read More »

3-D Paul McCartney Concert Performance Viewable Now with New Virtual Reality App

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MJ Kim/MPL CommunicationsA newly launched app is giving fans the chance to experience a recent Paul McCartney performance in a completely immersive 3-D environment. Through the Jaunt VR app, viewers can watch footage of the rock legend playing his hit “Live and Let Die” during the historic final concert at San Francisco’s Candlestick Park this past August from every imaginable ... Read More »

Rod Stewart’s New Album Coming in Spring, May Feature Reggae, Ska & Celtic Sounds

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Credit: Penny LancasterRod Stewart‘s 2013 album Time was a success, and featured his first new, original songs in years. Now Stewart says he’s going to release another new album this spring, but what it’s going to sound like may surprise you. Vegas Player magazine reports that the singer’s forthcoming record will feature a lot of “Celtic melodies” — perhaps reflecting ... Read More »

Billy Joel Honored with Gershwin Prize for Popular Song

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Kris Connor/Getty ImagesBilly Joel was honored Wednesday night in Washington, D.C. by the Library of Congress with the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. A number of artists were on hand at the Daughters of the American Revolution Constitution Hall to perform classics from the Billy Joel songbook. Tony Bennett crooned “New York State of Mind,” Josh Groban sang out “She’s ... Read More »

Compilation of Short Films Inspired by U2’s “Songs of Innocence” Album Due in December via iTunes

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Image Courtesy of Glen Luchford/Interscope RecordsU2 is planning to release a collection of short films inspired by the 11 tunes on its new album, Songs of Innocence. Films of Innocence, which is expected to be released on December 9 via iTunes, will feature short movies created by 11 different respected urban artists from various countries. According to a description posted ... Read More »

ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons Performs at Unveiling of Vaclav Havel Statue at US Capitol

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Image Courtesy of Edouard CurchodZZ Top‘s Billy Gibbons brought some Texas blues to the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday when he performed at an unveiling ceremony for a bust of late Czech President Vaclav Havel. The Washington Post reports that event took place at the Capitol’s Statuary Hall. Speaker of the House John Boehner introduced Gibbons, noting that ... Read More »

“What Becomes of the Brokenhearted” Singer Jimmy Ruffin Dead at 78

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Ron Howard/RedfernsJimmy Ruffin, the Motown crooner best known for his 1966 hit “What Becomes of the Brokenhearted,” died Monday in a Las Vegas hospital. He was 78. The Detroit Free Press reports that the singer had been hospitalized in September, and developed pneumonia and other complications while being treated. Ruffin’s daughter Philicia told the newspaper that an official cause of ... Read More »