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Gene Simmons’ mother, Flora, dies at age 93

Lynn Goldsmith/Corbis/VCG via Getty ImagesCondolences go out to KISS bassist/singer Gene Simmons, who announced that his mother, Flora Klein, has passed away at the age of 93. In a post on his social media sites, Simmons writes, “I lost my Mother. My mentor. My moral compass. And I am heartbroken…No illness. No pain. She simply quietly, went to sleep.” He …

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Barbra Streisand, David Byrne, Sting among veteran artists receiving Grammy nominations

Courtesy of the Recording Academy™/ Getty Images © 2018The nominees for the 61st Grammy Awards were announced today and among the nominees are a handful of veteran artists, including Barbra Streisand, David Byrne, Sting, Alice Cooper and Boz Scaggs. Streisand received a nod in the Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album for her latest release, The Music…The Mem’ries…The Magic! Byrne’s most …

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Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band add five shows to farewell trek, now called the Roll Me Away Tour

Credit: Terry WyattBob Seger and his Silver Bullet Band has added five more 2019 dates to their final trek, which initially was called The Travelin’ Man Tour but now has been renamed the Roll Me Away Tour. The new shows are scheduled for January 3 in Saginaw, Michigan; March 2 in Las Vegas; March 12 in Bossier City, Louisiana; March …

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61st annual Grammy Awards: The nominees

GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty ImagesHere’s the complete list of nominees in key categories for the 61st annual Grammy Awards.  Winners will be revealed on music’s biggest night Sunday, February 10, live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles on CBS. Album of the YearInvasion of Privacy — Cardi BBy the Way I Forgive You — Brandi CarlileScorpion — Drakebeerbongs & bentleys — …

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Zombies bassist Chris White on band being a Rock Hall nominee again: “It couldn’t be better”

The Zombies’ Hugh Grundy, Chris White, Colin Blunstone and Rod Argent (Payley Photography)It’s almost the time of the season for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame to announce its latest class of inductees, and for the fourth time in six years, The Zombies are among the nominated artists. Bassist Chris White, who joined The Zombies shortly after their formation, …

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Annie Lennox is “thrilled and delighted” about her Golden Globe nomination

Varese SarabandeAnnie Lennox doesn’t really write new songs much these days, but when she does, they make a big impact. “Requiem for a Private War,” Annie’ first new original song in eight years, has received a Golden Globe nod for Best Original Song from a Motion Picture.  The movie in question, A Private War, stars Rosamund Pike as the late …

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John Fogerty honored with prestigious award by Seattle’s Museum of Pop Culture

Brady Harvey/Courtesy of MoPopJohn Fogerty was one fortunate son on Wednesday at Seattle’s Museum of Pop Culture — a.k.a. MoPop — where he was presented with the institution’s 12th annual Founders Award recognizing artists who have made outstanding contributions to popular music. The former Creedence Clearwater Revival frontman received the honor during the museum’s annual fundraising gala, which raised $950,000 …

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Aretha Franklin to be saluted by Smokey Robinson, Gladys Knight & others on ABC’s “The Year in Memoriam 2018”

Courtesy of ABC NewsAretha Franklin is among the late celebrities who will be saluted on ABC’s upcoming special The Year in Memoriam 2018, which airs December 17 at 10 p.m. ET. Hosted by Good Morning America‘s Robin Roberts and late-night talk-show host Jimmy Kimmel, the program will honor the stars we lost this year, including the Queen of Soul. Aretha’s …

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Marshall Tucker Band plots 2019 US trek, the Through Hell & High Water…and Back Tour

Courtesy of Absolute PublicityVeteran Southern rockers The Marshall Tucker Band have lined up a 2019 U.S. trek dubbed Through Hell & High Water…and Back Tour.  It gets underway January 4 in Clearwater, Florida, and is plotted out all the way through a June 29 show in Webster, Massachusetts. The Marshall Tucker Band also are among the artists who will take …

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Queen biopic “Bohemian Rhapsody” scores two Golden Globe nominations

20th Century FoxBohemian Rhapsody, the new film that tells the story of Queen and its frontman Freddie Mercury‘s path to rock stardom, has been nominated for two honors at the 76th annual Golden Globe Awards. The movie is in the running for the Best Motion Picture — Drama award, while Rami Malek, who portrayed Mercury, is nominated for the Best …

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