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Elton John was “moved to tears” by wrongfully convicted ‘America’s Got Talent’ contestant

Trae Patton/NBCA man who served 37 years in prison after wrongfully being convicted of rape has become the current frontrunner in the 15th season of America’s Got Talent. Archie Williams dazzled the judges on Tuesday’s premiere episode with his rendition of Elton John‘s “Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me,” which also brought the audience to its feet. Williams shared he …

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Heart’s Ann Wilson says she thinks Bob Dylan’s new songs are “nothing short of stunning”

Criss Cain; Columbia RecordsLife during the COVID-19 pandemic has been sad and stressful for many people, although Ann Wilson says she’s found it heartening that one of her musical heroes has chosen this time to release some inspiring new music. “Those two Bob Dylan songs that just came out, my God, so cool,” the Heart frontwoman tells ABC Audio, referring …

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Check out Dion’s new collaborative tune with Jeff Beck, “Can’t Start Over Again”

Keeping the Blues Alive RecordsRock ‘n’ roll and doo-wop legend Dion DiMucci has debuted yet another song from his forthcoming star-studded studio album Blues with Friends. “Can’t Start Over Again” features a guest appearance by U.K. guitar legend Jeff Beck. The shuffling country-blues tune is the fifth in a series of advance tracks from the album, which Dion’s been making …

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Carlos Santana and wife record cover of “Imagine” for new anti-hunger campaign, SongAid

Courtesy of Universal Tone ManagementCarlos Santana and his wife, Santana drummer Cindy Blackman Santana, have recorded a version of John Lennon‘s classic peace anthem “Imagine” as part of a new campaign called SongAid that will benefit the WhyHunger charity’s Rapid Response Fund. Starting this Friday, May 29, new songs contributed by a variety of artists will premiere each Friday as …

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The Doobie Brothers’ 50th anniversary tour with Michael McDonald postponed until 2021

Credit: Clay Patrick McBrideThe Doobie Brothers will be “rockin’ down the highway” on their 50th anniversary tour a year later than planned because of the COVID-19 crisis. The North American trek originally was supposed to get underway this June 9 in West Palm Beach, Florida, but now will kick off on July 17 in the same city. The tour, which …

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Watch Steve Perry sing The Beach Boys’ “In My Room” while self-isolating

Mike Coppola/Getty ImagesWell, he certainly picked an appropriate song. Former Journey frontman Steve Perry recently posted a video of him singing an a cappella rendition of the classic 1963 Beach Boys ballad “In My Room” on his official website, YouTube channel and social media pages. Perry’s mournful version of the tune was recorded while the singer is self-isolation during the …

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The Band/Robbie Robertson documentary ‘Once Were Brothers’ gets released on DVD and Blu-ray today

Magnolia Home EntertainmentOnce Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and The Band, the 2019 documentary inspired by Robbie Robertson‘s 2016 memoir Testimony, gets its release on DVD, Blu-ray and digital HD today. The film focuses on new interviews with The Band‘s founding guitarist and main songwriter, who shares recollections about memorable events and incidents spanning from his childhood through his years with …

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Queen’s Brian May reveals he suffered a “small heart attack,” underwent stent procedure

Dave Simpson/WireImageQueen guitarist Brian May recently suffered “a small heart attack,” and underwent an operation to have stents placed in three partially blocked coronary arteries. The 72-year-old Rock & Roll Hall of Famer revealed the news in a video message posted Sunday on his official website and socials. May explained that he had the heart attack while struggling with another …

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Randy Jackson re-joins Journey, band also announces new drummer Narada Michael Walden

L-R: Jonathan Cain, Randy Jackson, Neal Schon in 1986; Larry Hulst/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty ImagesWhen Randy Jackson was a judge on American Idol, he would often mention the time he spent as the bass player for the band Journey, during their 1986 Raised on Radio album and tour.  Well, after going their “Separate Ways,” Jackson is back. Guitarist Neal Schon announced …

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20th anniversary edition of Eric Clapton and B.B. King’s ‘Riding with the King’ album due out in June

Reprise RecordsBy MATT FRIEDLANDER, ABC News In 1999, Eric Clapton teamed up with his friend and one of his blues idols B.B. King for a collaborative album called Riding with the King, which was released in 2000 and went on to win a Grammy for Best Traditional Blues Album. Now, in celebration of the record’s 20th anniversary, an expanded version …

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