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Roberta Flack announces recipients of the first two grants from her charitable foundation

© Jeri Jones PhotographyRoberta Flack recently established her own charitable organization, the Roberta Flack Foundation, to aid various causes important to her, as well as to help creative people in need of financial support.  Now, she’s announced the recipients of the foundation’s first two grants. The first grant will go to SheLectricity, which, according to its website, is a project …

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Elvis Costello and The Imposters line up fall US headlining tour dubbed “Just Trust”

Credit: James O’MaraElvis Costello and his longtime backing band The Imposters have unveiled plans to mount a fall U.S. headlining tour that will follow their joint stateside trek with Blondie this July and August. The 24-date “Just Trust” Tour kicks off October 23 in Charlottesville, Virginia, and is mapped out through a November 26 show in Milwaukee. Costello released an …

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Bob Seger gives shout-out to space station commander at final Detroit-area show

Credit: Terry WyattBob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band wrapped up a six-show engagement at the DTE Energy Music Theatre outside of their hometown of Detroit on Friday, and during the concert Seger played one of his rarities for a special guest in the audience: former International Space Station commander Andrew Feustel. According to Billboard.com, the Michigan rocker dedicated his …

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Dave Bartholomew, Fats Domino collaborator and rock ‘n’ roll pioneer, dies at age 100

Erika Goldring/Getty ImagesDave Bartholomew, a New Orleans composer, musician and rock ‘n’ roll pioneer best known for his long collaboration with Fats Domino, died Sunday, June 23, at the age of 100, his son Ron confirmed to The Times-Picayune. Bartholomew established himself as a songwriter, band leader, talent scout and producer working with various New Orleans musicians before beginning a …

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Elton John writes new song for the new “The Lion King” movie soundtrack

Walt Disney Records So far, this has been a great year for Elton John soundtrack songs. Following the release of “(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again,” his duet with Taron Egerton that plays over the end credits of the movie Rocketman, it’s now been announced that Elton has also written and recorded a new song for Disney’s new CGI Lion King …

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Paul Shaffer’s AXS TV interview show to premiere this September with episode featuring Joe Walsh

Courtesy of AXS TV New details have been revealed about an upcoming half-hour AXS TV interview series hosted by Paul Shaffer that will feature David Letterman‘s longtime band leader and sidekick chatting candidly with a variety of big-name music artists. Paul Shaffer Plus One will premiere on Sunday, September 15, with an episode featuring longtime Eagles guitarist and solo star …

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Bruce Springsteen logs 20th Billboard top-10 album with ‘Western Stars’

Columbia Records Bruce Springsteen‘s certainly no stranger to the Billboard 200 album chart, but his new album, Western Stars, has delivered The Boss his 20th top-10 album.  For the record, Billboard notes that those 20 top-10 albums ties Bruce with Paul McCartney/Wings and Elton John. Billboard further points out that The Rolling Stones hold the record for the most top-ten albums, with 37 on the Billboard 200 chart. Barbra Streisand has 34; The Beatles have 32, the same as Frank …

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Tom Petty’s ex, Soundgarden and more file first suit over UMG master recordings fire

Erika Goldring/WireImageTwo weeks after Universal Music Group revealed a devastating storage facility fire in 2008 had destroyed thousands of irreplaceable master tapes from hundreds of musicians, we’ve got our first lawsuit. The late Tom Petty‘s ex-wife, Jane Petty, along with Soundgarden, Hole, Americana singer/songwriter Steve Earle and the estate of the late Tupac Shakur are all plaintiffs in the suit, …

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Madonna earns ninth #1 album with “Madame X”

Interscope RecordsThirty-four years after she scored her very first Billboard 200 #1 album and 11 years after her last one, Madonna‘s just notched her ninth number-one debut with her latest, Madame X. Released June 14, Madame X moved 95,000 equivalent album units, with an impressive 90,000 of those being actual album sales, according to Billboard.  The album includes the hit …

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A fully mended Mick Jagger and the Rolling Stones finally kick off their NO FILTER North American tour

Credit: Dave HoganIn front of a sold-out crowd at Chicago’s Soldier Field Friday night, The Rolling Stones kicked off the 2019 North American run of their much anticipated NO FILTER tour.  The trek was delayed for about two months because frontman Mick Jagger needed to undergo a heart-valve operation a few weeks before the original April 20 start date. A clearly fully mended Mick, …

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