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Aretha Franklin to Headline Inaugural City Winery Open Festival in New York

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Aude Guerrucci-Pool/Getty ImagesAretha Franklin will headline the second day of a new music, food and wine festival called the City Winery Open that will take place September 17 and 18 at Forest Hills Stadium in the New York City borough of Queens. The event, co-organized by the City Winery franchise, will feature an eclectic lineup of performers, as well as …

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New Dramatic Movie Focusing on John Lennon’s Death to Get Theatrical Release in October

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Vinnie Zuffante/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty ImagesA new dramatic film focusing on the events immediately following the December 1980 shooting of John Lennon will premiere in select theaters on October 7, Variety reports. The Lennon Report, which debuted in April at the Beverly Hills Film Festival, takes a look at the aftermath of the tragic event, including doctors’ efforts to save the …

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Founding Yes Singer Jon Anderson to Be Honored with 2016 Prog God Award

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Courtesy of Prog MagazineEx-Yes frontman Jon Anderson will receive the prestigious Prog God prize at the 2016 Progressive Music Awards, which will take place September 1 at the Underglobe venue in London. The honor acknowledges artists who have been musical innovators throughout their careers. “After all these years, it’s just wonderful to be getting this very special award,” Anderson says …

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Rolling Stones Say Trump Used of Their Music During RNC Without Permission

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In May, The Rolling Stones demanded that Donald Trump stop playing their music at his campaign events, but you can’t always get what you want. On Thursday night at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland after Trump gave his acceptance speech as his party’s presidential nominee, the band’s classic song “You Can’t Always Get What You Want” was played at …

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Paul McCartney Honored as UK’s “Most Successful Album Artist”

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MPL Communications/MJ KimThe U.K.’s Official Charts Company has presented Paul McCartney with the prestigious Official Chart Record Breaker Award in recognition of the rock legend being the most successful album artist in the history of his home country. McCartney received the honor for scoring more total #1 albums on the U.K.’s Official Albums Chart, 22, than any other artist. The …

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Don McLean Accepts Plea Deal in Domestic Violence Case Involving Now-Ex-Wife

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Brian Rasic/WireImage“American Pie” singer/songwriter Don McLean pleaded guilty to assaulting his now-ex-wife, Patrisha, this past January, the Portland Press-Herald reports. The plea came Thursday as part of a plea deal in a Rockland, Maine court. According to the newspaper, the 70-year-old musician pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges of domestic violence assault, domestic violence criminal threatening, criminal mischief and criminal restraint. …

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Back in the Saddle: Joe Perry Rejoining Hollywood Vampires Tour Tonight

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Credit: Ross HalfinGreat news to report about Joe Perry: the legendary Aerosmith guitarist, who was hospitalized earlier this month after collapsing onstage while performing with the Hollywood Vampires supergroup, will rejoin the latter band’s U.S. tour tonight. The Hollywood Vampires, which also feature Alice Cooper and actor Johnny Depp, perform this evening in Rohnert Park, California. A message on the …

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Tito Jackson Has the Line Dance Song of the Summer

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Spectra Music GroupTito Jackson may be the last of the Jackson siblings to have scored a solo chart hit, but he may be the first to have his own line dance. Jackson’s single “Get It Baby,” featuring hip-hop icon Big Daddy Kane, has spawned its own “Tito Dance,” also know as the “Get It Baby Line Dance,” and it will …

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Sting Announces November Release Date for New Rock Album, “57th and 9th”

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Credit: Frank Ockenfels IIISting has revealed that his recently announced studio album, 57th and 9th, will be released on November 11. A new trailer promoting the record has premiered on YouTube that features footage of the former Police frontman working in the studio and clips of him reflecting on the project. “There are many different styles on this record,” he …

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