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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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David Gilmour guitar auction brings in $21.5 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 $21.5 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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Ringo Starr’s 2019 “Peace and Love” birthday celebration to take place in L.A. on July 7

Credit: Scott Robert RitchieRingo Starr turns 79 on July 7, and as has become an annual tradition, the former Beatles drummer will celebrate his birthday by holding a special gathering where he’ll call on attendees to shout his “Peace and Love” catchphrase at noon local time. This year’s event will be held at the Capitol Records Tower in Los Angeles, …

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Why isn’t Cher in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame? “It doesn’t make any sense,” says tour mate Nile Rodgers

John Shearer/Getty Images via ABC One hundred million records sold? Check. Super-successful sold-out tours for decades? Check. Multiple awards? Check. Influence over younger generations?  Check — just look at pop superstar Taylor Swift‘s new video. So why the heck isn’t Cher in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame?  Her current tour mate, Chic‘s Nile Rodgers, says it’s because the system …

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Madonna’s “Madame X” pop-up store is now open in NYC

Live Nation/Interscope Records/Maverick Madonna launched her career in New York City, and will launch her Madame X tour there later this year, so it’s fitting that she’s opened a pop-up shop in the Big Apple. According to fans, the store, which is open now through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on West 15th Street, is offering similar merchandise …

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Lovin’ It: Fleetwood, UK McDonald’s workers meet Fleetwood Mac at British concert

Randee St. NicholasIn January, some wiseguy started a Facebook campaign urging Fleetwood Mac‘s Stevie Nicks to come to the McDonald’s franchise in Fleetwood, England and work a three-hour shift. Despite the campaign attracting more than 20,000 people, Stevie didn’t bite — but the employees of the franchise got a special treat courtesy of the band. As NME reports, Fleetwood Mac …

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Watch: Beyoncé and Donald Glover sing “Can You Feel The Love Tonight” in new ‘Lion King’ trailer

Credit: DisneyBeyoncé and Donald Glover are flexing their vocal abilities in the latest trailer for Disney’s new CGI version of The Lion King.  Thursday, an international TV ad for the film surfaced online in which you can hear Bey and Glover, aka Grammy-winning artist Childish Gambino, lend their voices to Elton John‘s Oscar-winning ballad from the original movie, “Can You feel The Love Tonight.”  As previously reported, Glover voices …

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