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Kansas Drummer Phil Ehart Says New Documentary Tells “Amazing Story” of His Band’s Unlikely Success

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PRNewsFoto/Legacy RecordingsThis Tuesday sees the release of Miracles Out of Nowhere, the new documentary focusing Kansas‘ rise to fame during the 1970s, which will be available as DVD/CD and Blu-ray/CD sets. Founding Kansas drummer Phil Ehart says the film’s title — which comes from a song on the band’s 1976 breakthrough album, Leftoverture — was chosen because it aptly describes ... Read More »

Aretha Franklin to Celebrate Birthday with Star Studded NYC Party

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Credit: Matthew Jordan SmithSome very special guests will be giving Aretha Franklin some R-E-S-P-E-C-T for her 72nd birthday celebration this Sunday. Record industry legend Clive Davis, actor Tyler Perry and Empire creator Lee Daniels will be on hand at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in New York City to honor the Queen of Soul. The list of attendees also will include ... Read More »

Jimi Hendrix Park Closer to Reality in Seattle

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Jimi Hendrix Park FoundationThe long-planned Jimi Hendrix Park in Seattle is getting closer to becoming a reality. After a bidding process, city has chosen a company to begin construction on the 2.5 acre park that will celebrate the life, music, and legend of the Seattle musician. The city will now contract with ERRG, Inc. to begin building the park for ... Read More »

Van Halen to Perform on “Ellen”; Tour Announcement Coming?

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Robert YeagerVan Halen will celebrate the forthcoming release of their new concert album, Tokyo Dome: Live in Concert with an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on April 2. According the show’s website, the appearance is a “daytime exclusive.” “The California rockers will take over Ellen’s stage to perform one of their favorite songs as they embark on their Greatest ... Read More »

Dolly Parton to Perform First Concerts at Dollywood Since 2005

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Image Courtesy Webster PRDolly Parton is returning to Dollywood in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, this August for four concerts to celebrate the theme park’s 30th anniversary. The shows will take place August 8 and 9 at D.P.’s Celebrity Theater. Dolly hasn’t performed a concert at Dollywood since 2005. For ticket information, go to Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. ... Read More »

Paul McCartney Gets Happy for International Day of Happiness

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MJ KimPaul McCartney and his wife, Nancy Shevell, did their part for the United Nation’s International Day of Happiness on Friday. The couple joined in the fun by posting a video of themselves dancing to Pharell Williams‘ eternally joyful hit song, “Happy,” on YouTube. The cute clip, which he shared on Twitter with the hashtag, #HappyDay, added to the fun ... Read More »

CHIC’s Nile Rodgers Debuts New Video on Facebook

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Warner Bros. RecordsMusic legend Nile Rodgers of CHIC fame is looking back to his past with his brand new single, “I’ll Be There,” but he’s gotten one of today’s “it” girls to star in the video. The clip, which premiered on Rodgers’ Facebook page Friday, shows model Karlie Kloss watching a vintage episode of Soul Train from the ’70s, featuring ... Read More »

Fleetwood Mac Announces Australian Tour

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Image Courtesy Danny ClinchThe wait is over for Fleetwood Mac fans in Australia. The band has announced it will finally tour the country this October. The group was originally scheduled to perform several dates in 2013, but had to scrap those plans after co-founder and bassist John McVie was diagnosed with cancer. The announcement is a reward for the faithful, ... Read More »

Twisted Sister Drummer A.J. Pero Dies at 55

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Mark Weiss/Getty ImagesTwisted Sister drummer A.J. Pero has passed away at the age of 55. The band reported the news Friday on their Facebook page. “The members of Twisted Sister are profoundly saddened to announce the untimely passing of our brother, AJ Pero,” the statement reads. “The band, crew and most importantly the family of AJ Pero thank you for ... Read More »