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Two Members of Tower of Power Hit by Train in California

Tower of Power circa 1970; Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images Bassist Marc Van Wageningen and drummer Dave Garibaldi of the legendary soul and R&B band Tower of Power were hit by a train in Oakland Thursday night. The Oakland Fire Department reports there were no fatalities, but Van Wageningen and Garibaldi’s conditions are unknown, other than that their injuries aren’t life-threatening. …

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Expanded 30th Anniversary Edition of Roy Orbison’s “Black & White Night” Concert Special Due in February

Roy’s Boys/Legacy RecordingsAn updated and expanded version of the late Roy Orbison‘s historic, star-studded 1988 concert special Black & White Night will be released as a DVD/CD and Blu-ray/CD set on February 24 in commemoration of the show’s 30th anniversary. The new collection, titled Black & White Night 30, will feature previously unreleased performances, unseen camera angles and a documentary …

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Former Yes Keyboardist Rick Wakeman’s 100th Solo Album, “Piano Portraits,” Gets Released Today

PRNewsFoto/UMeEx-Yes keyboardist Rick Wakeman‘s new solo album, Piano Portraits, gets its release today on CD and as a digital download. Amazingly, the 15-track collection is the 100th solo album Wakeman has released. Piano Portraits features instrumental versions of a number of well-known rock and pop songs, including covers of three tunes he played on as a studio musician — Cat …

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Vanilla Fudge Launches “50 and Still Rocking” Tour Tonight

Courtesy of Vanilla FudgeVanilla Fudge has been delivering its psychedelic-flavored rock for 50 years, and the band is celebrating the milestone by heading out on the “50 and Still Rocking” tour, which kicks off tonight in Sellersville, Pennsylvania. The trek, which currently features about a dozen dates, is mapped out through an April 22 show in Palm Springs, California. The …

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Michael Jackson’s Daughter Slams Joseph Fiennes’ Portrayal of Her Dad in “Urban Myths”

KMazur/WireImageMichael Jackson‘s daughter, Paris, is speaking out against British actor Joseph Fiennes‘ portrayal of her father in an episode of the upcoming TV series, Urban Myths. In the trailer for the show, Fiennes, who is white, wears prosthetics to look like Jackson. In a series of tweets, 18-year-old Paris called the casting of the series offensive. “I’m so incredibly offended …

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Watch Stevie Wonder, Gladys Knight and Other Stars Perform on ABC’s “Taking the Stage” Special, Airing Tonight

ABC/Fred WatkinsTaking the Stage: African American Music and Stories that Changed America, an all-star celebration of the Smithsonian’s new National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C., airs tonight at 9 p.m. ET on ABC. The two-hour special features performances by Stevie Wonder, Gladys Knight, Herbie Hancock, Mary J. Blige, Christina Aguilera and many other music stars. …

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Stevie Wonder Serenades Michelle Obama on “The Tonight Show”

Andrew Lipovsky/NBCStevie Wonder performed a very special serenade last night on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, for none other than the first lady. Michelle Obama was Fallon’s guest for the entire show, one of the highlights of which was Wonder performing special versions his classic hits “Isn’t She Lovely” and “My Cherie Amour,” with the lyrics changed in honor …

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Ian Hunter on Stranded in Reality Box Set: “I Don’t Know Anything that’s Left”

Proper MusicFormer Mott the Hoople frontman Ian Hunter has gone on to have an extremely prolific solo career, as evidenced by a massive 30-disc box set titled Stranded in Reality that was released recently. The limited-edition collection, which spans the years 1975 to 2015, features remastered versions of 17 of Hunter’s official studio and live albums, many with bonus tracks, …

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