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Ex-Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett planning to honor his 1980 album ‘Defector’ on new North American tour

Credit: Lee MillwardEx-Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett launched a new North American leg of his Genesis Revisited tour on Wednesday in Calgary, Canada. Hackett tells ABC Audio that this year’s trek “is hitting some areas that we didn’t do last time.” As with his 2019 trek, Steve says, this year’s show will feature a full performance of Genesis’ 1973 album, Selling …

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David Byrne reveals songs he’ll perform on ‘SNL’; Broadway show to return for new run in September

Credit: Jody RogacAs previously reported, David Byrne will be the musical guest on this weekend’s episode of Saturday Night Live, which airs at 11:30 p.m. ET on NBC. The ex-Talking Heads frontman has now revealed the songs he’ll sing on the program: renditions of his former group’s 1983 hit “Burning Down the House,” and the 2008 tune “Toe Jam,” which …

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Despite hearing loss, Huey Lewis says he still has “much to be grateful for”

Credit: Deanne Fitzmaurice Huey Lewis & the News recently released Weather, their first album of original material in nearly 20 years. It’s quite short, because in the middle of making it, Lewis was struck with Ménière’s disease, a disorder that causes his hearing to come and go. But the singer says he still considers himself “a very lucky guy.” “It’s …

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Elvis Presley (sort of) crowns Justin Bieber “the 21st century King of Pop”; outrage ensues

Elvis: Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images; Justin: Courtesy SB ProjectsElvis Presley will forever be the King of Rock and Roll, but according to him — or at least his estate — Justin Bieber is the King of Pop, 21st century edition. When Justin’s new album, Changes, debuted at number one recently, it made him, at age 25, the youngest artist ever …

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Cher joins a “fantasy biker gang” with Kim Kardashian and Naomi Campbell

ABC/Eric McCandlessCher says she “never expected” to still be famous at age 73. But here she is, posing on the new cover of CR Fashion Book as part of a “fearless fantasy biker gang” with Kim Kardashian and Naomi Campbell. In the accompanying story, previewed exclusively by People, the icon opens up about the longevity of her career. “Now when …

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Rod Stewart, ex-Talking Heads member Jerry Harrison & more playing Quebec’s FEQ festival

Courtesy of Festival d’été de Québec Rod Stewart, founding Talking Heads keyboardist Jerry Harrison and Alanis Morissette are among the many artists who have joined the lineup of Quebec’s 2020 Festival d’été, aka FEQ, which runs from July 9 to July 19. Stewart will be headlining a concert on the festival’s final day, while Morissette will perform on July 13. …

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Rock legends play London tribute concert honoring Fleetwood Mac founder Peter Green; watch video clips

Courtesy of ITBFleetwood Mac drummer Mick Fleetwood corralled an incredible cast of rock legends to pay tribute to his band’s original frontman, singer/guitarist Peter Green, at a concert held Tuesday night at the London Palladium. Among the evening’s performers were Pink Floyd‘s David Gilmour, Aerosmith‘s Steven Tyler, ZZ Top‘s Billy Gibbons, The Who‘s Pete Townshend, Metallica‘s Kirk Hammett, ex-Rolling Stones …

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AXS TV special documenting star-studded Eddie Money tribute concert to air in March

Credit: Kevin FoleyEddie Money‘s family has posted a long note on the late singer’s Facebook page thanking the many musicians, friends and associates who participated in the star-studded tribute concert honoring Eddie that was held last Thursday at The Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills, California. The message also reveals that the show was recorded for an AXS TV special that …

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Mariah Carey hilariously crashes her eight-year-old daughter’s high note challenge

ABC/Heidi GutmanIf you ever wondered if Mariah Carey‘s eight-year-old twins inherited her singing talent, we almost had our answer on Tuesday. Carey uploaded a short TikTok video of her daughter Monroe taking part in the viral High Note Challenge, where the eight year old is seemingly belting out the same notes that made her mother famous.   Monroe even mimics some of her mom’s mannerisms, from holding a hand next …

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Bon Jovi adds two additional dates to 2020 tour

Courtesy Live NationLast month, Bon Jovi announced their Bon Jovi 2020 tour, which will kick off June 10 in Tacoma, WA and visit arenas across the country. Now, the band has added two more dates to its schedule. A second and final show has been added at Boston’s TD Garden.  The band will now perform there on July 16 and …

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