The Monkees’ Dolenz and Nesmith announce 2019 tour, including new dates for postponed 2018 shows

Courtesy of Rhino EntertainmentEarlier this year, The Monkees‘ Micky Dolenz and Michael Nesmith were forced to cut short their U.S. duo tour, dubbed “The Monkees Present: The Mike and Micky Show,” after Nesmith suffered congestive heart failure and had to undergo open-heart surgery. Now, the longtime band mates have scheduled a 2019 stateside trek that includes makeup dates for the …

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Cher tells “Elle” about her amazing career: “One day we were poor…three days later, we were famous”

Credit: Machado CicalaCoinciding with The Cher Show, the new Broadway musical based on her life, Cher is featured in the new issue of Elle magazine, talking about life, love and fame. Recalling the day she met Sonny Bono, her future husband and musical partner, Cher tells Elle, “I swear, it was like the Maria and Tony scene [in West Side …

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The Rolling Stones’ Mick Jagger introduces new song celebrating the band’s forthcoming US tour

Credit: Dave HoganThere hasn’t been any word lately about the status of The Rolling Stones‘ next studio album, but Mick Jagger has introduced what appears to be a new original Stones tune on his official Facebook page: It’s a song that celebrates the band’s just-announced 2019 U.S. tour. In the clip, Jagger is shown lip-syncing to the tune as he …

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Off the Griddle: Michael Jackson, Lynyrd Skynyrd among winners at Waffle House’s first Tunie Awards

Courtesy of Waffle HouseSales and chart positions are one way to measure a music star’s popularity, but if you want to know just how deeply an artist has penetrated the country’s consciousness, look no further than Waffle House. Last week, the popular restaurant chain held its first Waffle House Tunie Awards, honoring the artists whose music was played most over …

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Paint it red, white & blue: Rolling Stones to launch 2019 US leg of No Filter Tour in April

Credit: Dave HoganRolling Stones fans in the U.S. will have plenty to be satisfied about in 2019, because, as expected, the British rock legends have announced plans for a 2019 stateside tour. According to Rolling Stone, the band has confirmed 13 dates on so far for the latest leg of its No Filter trek, which kicks off April 13 at …

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Back in the “Billboard” charts: The Beatles’ “White Album” lands at #6 thanks to 50th anniversary reissue

Apple Corps Ltd./Capitol/ UMeThe Beatles are back in the top 10 of the Billboard 200 chart thanks to the 50th anniversary reissue of their 1968 self-titled album, a.k.a. The White Album. During the first week of the reissue’s release, the record sold 63,000 equivalent album units to put it at #6 on the tally. After it was originally released, The …

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Ex-E Street Band keyboardist David Sancious launches PledgeMusic campaign to promote new solo album

Credit: Craig McCordKeyboardist David Sancious, an original member of Bruce Springsteen‘s E Street Band, also has played and recorded with such other music legends as Peter Gabriel, Sting and Eric Clapton. While he’s been busy supporting other artists in recent years, Sancious now is turning his attention to his solo career, and is preparing to release a new album titled …

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Khalid’s “Location,” Chris Stapleton, Imagine Dragons, Beyonce all hailed at Waffle House’s Tunie Awards

ABC/Kelsey McNealWith more than 1,900 restaurants spread across 25 states, it’s safe to say Waffle House is popular — so popular, in fact, that its jukeboxes have spawned their own music awards. That’s right, the first-ever Tunie Awards show happened in Georgia Friday night, and based on the plays from the eateries’ TouchTunes Jukeboxes, Khalid‘s “Location” was named the top …

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Original Woodstock promoter says there are “definite plans” for a 50th anniversary festival in 2019

GAB Archive/RedfernsWith the 50th anniversary of the Woodstock festival scheduled for August of 2019, one of the historic concert event’s organizers, Michael Lang, says a new fest commemorating the milestone is in the planning stages. “We have definite plans,” Lang tells the Poughkeepsie Journal. “I’m excited. I am indeed.” Asked if he could give any concrete details about the event, …

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Suicide rates highest among American men in construction, women in creative fields

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — With suicide rates rising across the country, a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) finds that certain occupations are associated with a higher risk of suicide. Suicide rates were highest among men who worked in construction or extraction (oil rigging, mining) jobs and women who worked in arts, design, entertainment, sports and …

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