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Elton John announces even more 2020 dates for Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour

Ben Gibson/Rocket EntertainmentElton John doesn’t want to say farewell quite yet. The pop-rock legend has announced even more dates to his Farewell Yellow Brick Road world tour. New spring and summer 2020 shows have been added in Grand Rapids, Michigan; Milwaukee; Dallas; and Oklahoma City. Tickets for Grand Rapids, Milwaukee and Oklahoma City go on sale to the general public …

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The O’Jays, The Hooters, Evelyn “Champagne” King inducted into Philadelphia Music Walk of Fame

The O’Jays with Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff; Credit: Scott WeinerSoul greats The O’Jays, eclectic pop-rock group The Hooters and disco star Evelyn “Champagne” King. were among the seven inductees Tuesday into the Philadelphia Music Walk of Fame. Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney presided over the event, during which bronze plaques were unveiled along the city’s Avenue of the Arts in …

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Paul McCartney lends song to new video promoting PETA campaign against animal experimentation

MPL Communications Ltd.Besides being a rock legend, Paul McCartney is a longtime vegetarian and supporter of PETA.  Now he’s allowed the animal-rights organization to use his 1993 song “Looking for Changes” in a new campaign against animal experimentation. An animated video has been created for Sir Paul’s tune, which decries the use of animals for scientific testing. The clip features …

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Tool fan unknowingly gets photo taken by Eddie Van Halen

ABC/Randy HolmesIn a sequel to the “David Lee Roth surprises bachelor party playing Van Halen” story, a Tool fan unknowingly asked Eddie Van Halen to take a photo of him. The guitar icon attended Tool’s show in Los Angeles Monday with his son, and current Van Halen bassist, Wolfgang Van Halen. According to Wolf, a Tool fan approached the Van …

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On new episode of ‘The Big Interview,’ Bret Michaels shares how having juvenile diabetes drove him to succeed

Credit: Amanda TaraskaPoison frontman Bret Michaels stars on the latest episode of AXS TV’s The Big Interview, which airs tonight at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT. On the show, the veteran rocker chats with host Dan Rather about such topics as the early part of his music career, his various business endeavors, and the many health challenges he’s faced throughout …

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Red Hot Nuptials: Flea is a married man

Allen Berezovsky/Getty ImagesCongratulations are in order for Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea, who’s now a married man. The musician revealed the news Tuesday in an Instagram post featuring a photo of him and his wife, fashion designer Melody Ehsani. “My life has changed forever and I am eternally humble and grateful,” Flea wrote in the caption. “The person who …

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The Turtles’ 2020 Happy Together Tour to feature The Association, Chuck Negron, The Cowsills & more

Courtesy of Paradise ArtistsThe initial dates for the 2020 edition of the Happy Together Tour, the annual oldies package trek headlined by The Turtles, have been revealed. The star-studded outing gets underway June 3 in Melbourne, Florida and currently is mapped out through an August 31 concert in Grand Island, Nebraska. More than 40 stops have been confirmed, with additional …

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Queen fan? Go see ‘We Will Rock You,’ the musical about “discovering the Freddie inside yourself”

Annerin TheatricalsYou’ve seen Bohemian Rhapsody. You went to the Queen + Adam Lambert concert. Still want more Queen?  Then check out We Will Rock You, the Queen musical, which is currently touring North America. We Will Rock You, created in 2002 by Queen, their manager Jim Beach and the British comic, author, playwright and screenwriter Ben Elton, uses 24 classic …

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Neil Diamond to be honored at annual Power of Love gala in Las Vegas

Credit: Denise TruscelloNeil Diamond will feel the power of love this coming March. The legendary singer/songwriter will be honored at the 24th annual Power of Love gala, staged annually in Las Vegas by Keep Memory Alive.  Keep Memory Alive is a charity that supports the Cleveland Clinic‘s Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health. The center works to cure and raise …

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Respect: Aretha Franklin biopic adds Mary J. Blige, Forest Whitaker, Marlon Wayans and more to cast

Taylor Hill/Getty ImagesThe forthcoming Aretha Franklin biopic, Respect, starring Jennifer Hudson as the Queen of Soul, has tapped some heavy hitters for the cast. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Forest Whitaker, Marlon Wayans, Tony Award-winner Audra McDonald, Tituss Burgess and Mary J. Blige have all been added to the film. They join previously announced cast members Saycon Sengbloh, Hailey Kilgore, …

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