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Charlie Daniels’ 40th Anniversary Volunteer Jam Raises More than $300K for Veterans Charity

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Image Courtesy of Webster PRCharlie Daniels‘ 40th Anniversary Volunteer Jam charity concert, which was held August 12 at the Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena, was a big success. The star-studded event raised more than $300,000, according to Mercedez Longever, the managing director of the show’s main beneficiary, The Journey Home Project. Daniels and his manager, David Corlew, co-founded The Journey Home Project, ... Read More »

Search Warrant Served at Gene Simmons’ Home; He’s Not Considered a Suspect

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David Livingston/Getty ImagesLos Angeles police say a task force investigating Internet crimes against children served a search warrant at the Benedict Canyon, CA home of Gene Simmons Thursday. The KISS rocker and his family were at the home at the time and were cooperative, and are not suspected in the case, police told KABC-TV. Police haven’t released any other information ... Read More »

The Doobie Brothers Reunite with Michael McDonald for a Special “Tonight Show” Performance

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Douglas Gorenstein/NBCThe Doobie Brothers reunited with their former singer/keyboardist Michael McDonald for a special performance on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon Thursday. The current lineup of the band, which also consists of co-founding members Tom Johnston and Patrick Simmons, performed a medley of their big hits “Long Train Running” and “Takin’ It to the Streets.” A performance of “What ... Read More »

Listen to Patti Smith’s Tribute Song to the Adult Swim Series “Aqua Teen Hunger Force”

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Credit: Steven SebringThe final episode of the surreal animated Adult Swim series Aqua Teen Hunger Force will premiere this Sunday, August 23, and in conjunction with the show’s demise, Patti Smith has recorded a melancholy ballad in its honor. You can hear the influential punk poet’s tongue-in-cheek tribute song, which is titled “Aqua Teen Dream,” at Adult Swim’s official YouTube ... Read More »

Report: Jennifer Hudson Could Play Aretha Franklin in New Biopic

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Matthew Jordan Smith; Heather Wines/CBSWord has it that a new Aretha Franklin biopic is in the planning stages and that Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson may be in line to portray the Queen of Soul. TheWrap reports that the film is being developed by Straight Outta Compton producer Scott Bernstein, and a source “familiar with the project” says that Hudson is ... Read More »

Doobie Brothers Performing with Michael McDonald on “Tonight Show” This Evening

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Credit: Jim SheaThe Doobie Brothers will reunite with their former singer/keyboardist Michael McDonald this evening for a special performance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. The episode, which also will feature MSNBC host Rachel Maddow and comedian Artie Lange, will air on NBC at 11:35 p.m. ET/10:35 p.m. CT. McDonald recently worked with his old band on its 2014 ... Read More »

David Gilmour Covers Beatles Song for Free CD Packaged with New “Mojo” Magazine

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Credit: Kevin WestenbergA previously unreleased cover of the classic Beatles ballad “Here, There and Everywhere” by former Pink Floyd singer/guitarist David Gilmour is featured on a new CD that comes packaged with the latest issue of the U.K. music magazine Mojo. Gilmour recorded the track with his son Joe two years ago, but only recently agreed to allow Mojo to ... Read More »

Elton John Forgives Dolce & Gabbana for Controversial Comments on IVF

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ABC/Randy Holmes Elton John won’t be boycotting Dolce & Gabbana any longer. The pop-rock legend has forgiven the Italian fashion label’s designers, Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana, after they apologized for their controversial comments about the use of in vitro fertilization (IVF) and surrogate mothers. “Big thanks to Stefano and Domenico for the apology over their comments about IVF children,” ... Read More »

New Johnny Cash Documentary to Premiere on CMT Next Month

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Image Courtesy of CMTA new, original documentary about country music legend Johnny Cash will debut next month on CMT. Johnny Cash: American Rebel will premiere on the 12th anniversary of the death of “The Man in Black,” Saturday, September 12, at 9 p.m. ET. Among the many well-known artists who share their thoughts on and memories of Cash in the ... Read More »