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Watch VHS video Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong sent fan in 1996

ABC/Randy HolmesIn 1996, Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong sent a 15-year-old fan a VHS tape of himself thanking her for all the letters she sent him. Now, thanks to the wonder of the internet, you can watch it yourself 23 years later. As Reddit user Jmsmnn explains, his wife is a big Green Day fan, and, when she was …

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Robert Plant says he and his solo band have “about 40 different instrumental ideas” for a new album

Credit: Mads PerchRobert Plant says he and members of his backing band The Sensational Space Shifters have been amassing material for a potential follow-up to his 2017 studio album, Carry Fire, and they may soon be hitting a recording studio to start the project. “Between The Sensational Space Shifters’ guitarists Justin Adams and Liam ‘Skin’ Tyson and everybody, we’ve got …

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Watch girl-group legend Darlene Love in trailer for upcoming Netflix movie ‘Holiday Rush’

NetflixNetflix has released the official trailer for its upcoming holiday film Holiday Rush, starring Romany Malco and featuring legendary girl-group singer Darlene Love in a supporting role. The film follows Malco’s character, a single dad and radio DJ named Rashon “Rush” Williams, who loses his job during the holiday season. As Rush attempts to downsize, the experience helps him reconnect …

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Joe Walsh to take part in Kris Kristofferson tribute performance on tonight’s CMA Awards

Credit: Myriam SantosJoe Walsh has been added to the list of performers for the Country Music Association Awards, which airs live from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena tonight at 8 p.m. ET on ABC. The Eagles guitarist will participate in a tribute to Kris Kristofferson, who will be presented with the CMA Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award at the ceremony. Walsh will …

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Bad Company, Santana drummers featured on debut solo album by The Dictators’ Handsome Dick Manitob

Liberation Hall Bad Company drummer Simon Kirke and original Santana drummer Michael Shrieve are among the musicians who’ve contributed to Born in the Bronx, the debut solo album by Handsome Dick Manitoba, the longtime frontman of the New York City proto-punk band The Dictators. The album was produced by Jon Tiven, whose credits include recordings by B.B. King, Nick Lowe, …

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More bricks in the road: Elton John adds 24 new dates to his farewell tour

Ben Gibson © HST Global Limited, courtesy of Rocket EntertainmentElton John continues to expand his massive Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour. He’s just announced 24 new North American dates, which together will complete the second year of the planned three-year trek. The new concerts span from a March 28-29 stand in Toronto through a July 8 show in Kansas City, …

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Tito Jackson’s response to people saying he would never release a solo album: “I’m gonna fool ’em”

Courtesy of Tariano Jackson/Beatroot LLCRock & Roll Hall of Famer Tito Jackson of The Jackson 5 is on the charts now as a solo act with the remix of “One Way Street,” a song from his 2016 debut solo album, Tito Time.  Jackson remembers most people believed he would never release a solo project. In fact, the guitarist was the last …

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R.E.M. members reflect on the just-reissued ‘Monster’ album, when the band “embraced [its] love of glam rock”

Craft RecordingsR.E.M. recently released a 25th anniversary reissue of its chart-topping 1994 album, Monster. The album found the band moving in an edgier, louder direction after the massive success of its two mellower predecessors — 1991’s Out of Time and 1992’s Automatic for the People. In an interview taped for an upcoming episode of the PBS series Speakeasy, R.E.M.’s Michael …

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Robyn Crawford discusses Whitney Houston’s drug use and Bobby Brown’s alleged abuse with Wendy Williams

Courtesy Dutton/Penguin Random House Whitney Houston‘s best friend and former assistant, Robyn Crawford, appeared Tuesday on The Wendy Williams Show, and revealed details not only about Whitney’s drug use, and also Bobby Brown‘s abusive behavior. Robyn admitted she used cocaine with Whitney, and it escalated when they went on concert tours. “We didn’t do that all the time,” Crawford said. “But when we started …

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Michael Jackson’s nephew complains about Apollo documentary barely mentioning The Jackson 5

The Jackson 5 in 1973; Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images The Jackson 5 is barely mentioned in the new HBO documentary about the famed Apollo Theater in New York City, and one of Michael Jackson‘s nephews wonders if a lawsuit over the controversial Leaving Neverland docuseries is the reason. “How dare you erase black music history. Where is The Jackson 5???” …

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