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Elliot Roberts, longtime Neil Young manager & Asylum Records co-founder, dead at 76

Gabe Ginsberg/Getty ImagesElliot Roberts, who managed Neil Young for over 50 years and also oversaw the careers of many other top artists, died Friday morning at age 76, according to an official statement by his management company. No cause of death was given. The statement notes that over the years, Roberts also guided the careers of Stephen Stills, Joni Mitchell, …

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Elton John presented with France’s highest award, tells crowd, “I have a huge love affair with France”

Copyright Agnès DHERBEYS/MYOPOn Friday, Elton John received France’s highest award, the Legion of Honor, from French president Emmanuel Macron. Elton was given the honor during a visit to the presidential Elysee Palace in Paris, during the country’s annual music festival. Before the ceremony, Elton and Macron spoke about the replenishment of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, …

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1971 Allman Brothers Band concerts at the Fillmore West to be released on new four-CD set

The Allman Brothers Band Recording CompanyAn archival live album capturing The Allman Brothers Band playing multiple shows at San Francisco’s famed Fillmore West venue in January 1971 will be released on September 6, in conjunction with the group’s ongoing 50th anniversary celebrations. Fillmore West ’71 will be available as a four-CD set, and features previously unreleased performances from a three-night stand …

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Billy Idol, Elvis Costello among celebs scheduled to receive Hollywood Walk of Fame stars in 2020

Courtesy of Hollywood Chamber of Commerce The list of celebrities who’ll be receiving stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2020 has been unveiled. Among the music artists slated to be honored next year are Billy Idol, Elvis Costello, early-1960s teen idol Bobby Rydell and late blues legend Muddy Waters. Billy Idol reacted to the news by posting the …

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Well-Respected Man: The Kinks’ Ray Davies celebrates his 75th birthday today

Alex Lake/Stem AgencyHappy Birthday to Ray Davies, who turns 75 today.  As the frontman of The Kinks, Davies has amassed an impressive body of work that was critically acclaimed, commercially successful and hugely influential. During the band’s 30-plus-year history, Ray was responsible for penning such classic songs as “You Really Got Me,” “All Day and All of the Night,” “Sunny …

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Facebook restoring deleted posts featuring Led Zeppelin’s “Houses of the Holy” cover

Atlantic/Swan SongFacebook is restoring posts that feature the cover artwork of Led Zeppelin‘s 1973 album Houses of the Holy, which had reportedly been removed for violating the social networking site’s standards policy. The news comes after several recent reports of Facebook banning the cover, which features naked children climbing up a pile of stones. There’s also a Change.org petition that …

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Samuel L. Jackson to play George Clinton in Neil Bogart biopic “Spinning Gold”

ABC/Rick RowelSamuel L. Jackson has joined the star-studded cast of Spinning Gold, a film about the life of legendary record executive Neil Bogart. According to Deadline, Jackson has been tapped to play Parliament leader and Godfather of Funk George Clinton in the film.  Bogart was the man behind Casablanca Records, which helped launch the careers of ’70s music stars like Donna Summer, KISS, Parliament, The Village People, The Isley Brothers, Gladys Knight, Bill Withers and Curtis Mayfield. …

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Start ‘Em Up: Rolling Stones’ 2019 No Filter Tour kicks off tonight in Chicago

Credit: Dave Hogan Rolling Stones fans will finally get the satisfaction of seeing the rock legends perform again when the band launches its 2019 No Filter Tour of North America tonight at Soldier Field in Chicago. 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 …

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Madonna recalls meeting “hot” Barack Obama on ‘The Tonight Show’

Andrew Lipovsky/NBCMadonna was one of the guests on Thursday’s The Tonight Show, where she and host Jimmy Fallon chatted about her recently released Madame X album, her similarly titled tour, and meeting former president Barrack Obama for the first time during her last Tonight Show visit. “Oh my God, that is probably the most nervous I’ve ever been in my life, I had butterflies in my stomach, I …

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David Gilmour guitar auction brings in $12.5 million; famed “Black Strat” fetches nearly $4 million

Credit: Polly SamsonA collection of more than 120 guitars belonging to Pink Floyd‘s David Gilmour was auctioned today at Christie’s in New York City and the event brought in a total of almost $12.5 million, with many of the instruments selling for record prices. Gilmour’s most-prized guitar, known as “The Black Strat,” fetched a whopping $3,975,000, which according to Christie’s …

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