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The Cars’ Elliot Easton to perform at L.A.-area charity concert paying tribute to The Lovin’ Spoonful

Wild Honey PresentsCars guitarist Elliot Easton is among the many musicians who will help pay tribute to the influential 1960s pop-rock group The Lovin’ Spoonful at a charity concert scheduled for February 29 at the Alex Theatre in Glendale, California. Easton, Smithereens drummer Dennis Diken and various other artists will perform with the event’s house band: The Wild Honey Orchestra, …

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Sting mourns rapper Juice WRLD, who sampled his song

Harrison Cooney/Walt Disney World Resort Sting is one of the many musicians who are mourning the passing of rapper Juice WRLD, who died over the weekend at age 21 after suffering a “medical emergency” shortly after landing at a Chicago airport.  In case you’re wondering why a 68-year-old British rock icon even knows who Juice WRLD is, well, there’s a …

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AC/DC’s ‘Back in Black’ certified 25-times platinum

Leidseplein Presse B.V.AC/DC‘s landmark album Back in Black has been certified a historic 25-times platinum. According to the Recording Industry Association of America, or RIAA, Back in Black officially hit the milestone, which is rewarded for 25 million in certified units, on December 6. Back in Black is now officially the fourth best-selling album in the U.S. of all time. …

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Twisted Sister’s Dee Snider confirms that AC/DC is preparing new album with “all four surviving members”

AC/DC in 2001; Paul Natkin/Getty ImagesSince 2018, unofficial reports and rumors have circulated regarding a new AC/DC album project, and now Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider has apparently confirmed the news. On his Twitter feed over the weekend, Snider wrote, “[A]ll four surviving members have reunited WITH tracks recorded by [late guitarist] Malcolm [Young] while he was still alive. Malcolm’s …

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Elton John is “thrilled to bits” over “Rocketman” Golden Globes nominations

Paramount PicturesElton John‘s big year just got even bigger: His musical biopic Rocketman has received a number of Golden Globe nominations — and Elton couldn’t be happier. As previously reported, Elton and Bernie Taupin have been nominated for their song “(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again,” which plays over the end credits of the film as a duet between Elton and …

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Bad Company releasing expanded, 40th anniversary reissue of ‘Desolation Angels’ album in January

RhinoBad Company will continue its ongoing catalog-reissue campaign by releasing an expanded, 40th anniversary edition of their fifth studio album, 1979’s Desolation Angels, on January 10. The deluxe collection will be available as a two-CD set, a two-LP vinyl package, digitally and via streaming services. It’ll feature a recently remastered version of the original 10-song album, as well as nine …

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Elton John receives Golden Globe nomination for Best Original Song, ‘Rocketman’ also nominated

Interscope RecordsElton John and Bernie Taupin have been nominated for a Golden Globe in the category of Best Original Song for “(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again,” the end credit song from Elton’s biopic Rocketman.  On the soundtrack, the song is performed by Elton and Rocketman star Taron Egerton, the latter of whom who also received a nomination for Best Actor …

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Alice Cooper’s 2019 Christmas Pudding charity concert to feature reunion of shock rocker’s original band

Courtesy of Alice Cooper’s Solid Rock FoundationAlice Cooper has a special holiday treat for fans attending the 18th annual edition of his star-studded annual Christmas Pudding fundraising concert this Saturday in Phoenix. The show will feature a reunion performance by the surviving members of the original Alice Cooper group — Alice, bassist Dennis Dunaway, drummer Neal Smith and guitarist Michael …

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Restored 1991 INXS concert film ‘Live Baby Live’ to be screened in theaters across North America tonight

Eagle Rock EntertainmentA newly restored version of the 1991 INXS concert film Live Baby Live will be shown in select North American theaters today. The movie features the famous Australian rockers headlining a sold-out Wembley Stadium in London during their world tour supporting the hit 1990 album X. INXS sax player/guitarist Kirk Pengilly tells ABC Audio that watching the revamped …

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Sting teams up with indie-pop act SHAED on star DJ Steve Aoki’s new song, “2 in a Million”

Ultra Records Sting and indie-pop group SHAED are featured guests on a catchy new song by superstar DJ Steve Aoki called “2 in a Million.” The melody-rich track features the Police frontman and SHAED vocalist Chelsea Lee duetting over a danceable beat from Aoki. The collaborative tune is available now as a digital download and via streaming outlets. “I am …

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