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Def Leppard, Stevie Nicks, The Zombies among the 2019 Rock Hall Inductees

Courtesy of Rock & Roll Hall of FameThe Rock & Roll Hall of Fame will welcome seven new inductees in the Performers category in 2019, including five British bands from different areas and eras of the rock spectrum and two iconic female solo artists. Next year’s Rock Hall honorees are Def Leppard, The Zombies, Roxy Music, The Cure, Radiohead, Stevie Nicks …

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Diana Ross to launch year-long 75th birthday celebration in 2019, starting with special film screening in March

Courtesy of Fathom EventsDiana Ross turns 75 in 2019, and the former Supremes singer and legendary solo artist plans to mark the milestone with a yearlong commemoration called the Diamond Diana Celebration. The festivities will launch on Diana’s actual 75th birthday, March 26, with special screenings of a film event titled Diana Ross: Her Life, Love and Legacy at select …

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CCR’s Doug “Cosmo” Clifford says remastered LPs in band’s new vinyl box set sound “a lot cleaner [and] warmer”

Craft RecordingsIn celebration of the 50th anniversary of Creedence Clearwater Revival‘s debut album this year, the band recently released a vinyl box set called The Complete Studio Albums featuring remastered versions of all seven of the influential roots-rock group’s studio LPs. CCR drummer Doug “Cosmo” Clifford tells ABC Radio that he loves the sound of the new discs, which were mastered …

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Keith Richards reveals he’s almost completely stopped drinking: “I got fed up with it”

Credit: Dave HoganFor much of his life, The Rolling Stones‘ Keith Richards has been known as one of rock ‘n’ roll’s hardest partiers, but the legendary guitarist, who turns 75 next Tuesday, admits in a new interview that he’s almost completely given up drinking. “It’s been about a year now,” Richards tells Rolling Stone. “I pulled the plug on it. …

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Jackson Browne announces four-night stand at NYC’s Beacon Theatre in June 2019

Credit: Brandise DaneswichJackson Browne has lined up four shows at New York City’s famous Beacon Theatre next year on June 23, 24, 26 and 28. Indie-pop act Lucius, whose co-lead singers Holly Laessig and Jess Wolfe served as backing vocalists on Roger Waters‘ Us + Them tour, will open the concerts. Tickets go on sale to the general public this …

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Neil Young’s joint concert with Bob Dylan in London next July moving ahead without Barclays as sponsor

Daryl Hannah; William ClaxtonNeil Young has announced that he’s resolved the issues he had regarding his July 12, 2019, co-headlining concert with Bob Dylan at London’s Hyde Park as part of the British Summer Time Hyde Park series. The show will go on as planned although it’s no longer listed as part of the series. A message on the Neil …

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Queen biopic “Bohemian Rhapsody” scores two SAG Awards nominations

20th Century FoxAfter scoring two nominations for 2019 Golden Globe Awards, the Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody has now garnered a pair of nods for the 25th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards. The film’s cast will vie for the Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture honor, while Rami Malek, who portrays Queen frontman Freddie Mercury, will compete for …

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New Brian Wilson documentary due in 2019 to feature Bruce Springsteen, Elton John, other stars

ABC/Randy HolmesA new documentary about founding Beach Boys mastermind Brian Wilson — featuring interviews with Bruce Springsteen and Elton John — is expected to be completed by January 2019, Variety reports. The as-yet-untitled film is being directed by Brent Wilson, who included Brian in his 2017 doo-wop documentary Streetlight Harmonies. For the upcoming movie, Brent gathered about 90 hours of …

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Turn back time: Cher is writing her life story

Slaven Vlasic/Getty ImagesIt’s been quite a year for Cher and her fans: the 72-year-old living icon co-starred alongside Meryl Streep in the hit sequel Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again. She was also the subject of a Broadway musical that debuted in December called The Cher Show. She was even gracious enough to explain some of her often funny, always unpredictable tweets. This week the …

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Lindsey Buckingham not ruling out reuniting with Fleetwood Mac: “Anything’s possible”

Credit: John RussoOn a recent CBS This Morning appearance, Lindsey Buckingham revealed that he’d settled the lawsuit he’d launched against Fleetwood Mac over his dismissal from the band earlier this year. Now, in a new interview with Stereogum, the singer/guitarist admits that he won’t rule out returning to the group. “Look, it’s Fleetwood Mac, anything’s possible,” says Lindsey. “Maybe they’ll …

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