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Elton John salutes Bernie Taupin on his 70th birthday: “I love you more than ever, my angel”

Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images  By ANDREA DRESDALE, ABC News Elton John is marking the milestone birthday of his oldest and dearest friend today with a sweet social media post. On Twitter and Instagram, Elton salutes Bernie Taupin, who turns 70 today.  Over their 50-plus years of collaboration, Bernie wrote the lyrics to nearly all of Elton’s biggest hits, from their …

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Pink Floyd launches “evolving” streaming playlist featuring rare archival tracks and performances

Pink Floyd Ltd./Sony Music EntertainmentBy MATT FRIEDLANDER, ABC News Pink Floyd has launched a new archival playlist that’s available for streaming at YouTube and Spotify. New songs will be added on a daily basis, and each Friday, rare tracks from the band’s expansive Immersion box sets that were previously unavailable for streaming will make their debuts. The playlist, dubbed “Syd, …

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Guns N’ Roses launches “Not in This Lifetime Selects” archival video series

Ollie Millington/Getty ImagesBy JOSH JOHNSON, ABC News With their summer tour postponed due to COVID-19, what better time than to dig into the Guns N’ Roses archives? The “Welcome to the Jungle” rockers have launched the “Not in This Lifetime Selects” series, featuring footage from past shows on their Not in This Lifetime reunion tour. The first installment showcases an October 2019 show in …

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Check out Styx singer/guitarist Tommy Shaw’s cover of Led Zeppelin’s “Going to California”

Red Light ManagementBy MATT FRIEDLANDER, ABC News As expected, Styx‘s Tommy Shaw released a cover of the 1971 Led Zeppelin classic “Going to California” today exclusively via streaming services. You also can now check out an official video for the tune at Styx’s YouTube channel. The clip features a montage of photographs showing Shaw at home, on stage and visiting …

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Tunes by The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Journey featured on AARP’s “Songs of Hope & Happiness” playlist

Hans J. Hoffmann/ullstein bild via Getty ImagesBy MATT FRIEDLANDER, ABC News Need some joy and happiness during the COVID-19 pandemic? How about some “Songs of Hope and Happiness?” A new article titled “Happiness in Hard Times,” in the upcoming June/July issue of AARP The Magazine, includes a playlist designed to lift people’s spirits.  Titled “Songs of Hope & Happiness,” the …

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Update: Sting portrait is en route, as his daughter sets up Go Fund Me with late painter’s stepdaughter

Jamie McCarthy/WireImageBy ANDREA DRESDALE, ABC News Earlier this week, we all enjoyed the heartwarming story of a woman whose stepdad’s dying wish was for her to deliver a portrait that he’d painted of Sting to the rocker himself.  Sting’s daughter, actress Mickey Sumner, saw the story, connected with the woman, and said she’d make it happen.  Well, get ready for …

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Foreigner members record new version of “I Want to Know What Love Is” while in lockdown

Credit: Karsten StaigerBy MATT FRIEDLANDER, ABC News Some Foreigner members have gotten together, albeit virtually, to record a new version of the band’s chart-topping 1984 power ballad, “I Want to Know What Love Is,” in honor of the song being used in the trailer of the new Netflix film, The Lovebirds. A video of the performance has premiered exclusively at …

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Watch James Taylor’s new animated video for “As Easy as Rolling Off a Log”

Norman Seeff By ANDREA DRESDALE, ABC News If you missed NBC’s Red Nose Day Special last night, you missed the premiere of James Taylor‘s new animated video for “As Easy As Rolling Off a Log,” a track from his latest album, American Standard. The song first appeared in a 1937 movie called Over the Goal, but James was introduced to …

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Watch archival live footage of Rolling Stones, Eagles, Queen & more during “At Home with Apple Music” series

Credit: Dave HoganBy JOSH JOHNSON, ABC NEWS Apple Music has announced a run of concert films airing this Memorial Day weekend as part of its “At Home with Apple Music: Best Seat in the House” series. From May 23 through May 25, the platform will be running archival live footage of some of music’s most iconic shows, including The Rolling …

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Ex-Styx member Dennis DeYoung’s first studio album in 11 years, ’26 East, Volume 1,’ released today

Frontiers Music srlBy MATT FRIEDLANDER, ABC News Former Styx singer/keyboardist Dennis DeYoung‘s new album, 26 East, Volume 1, his first studio effort since 2009’s One Hundred Years from Now, hit stores today. DeYoung tells ABC Audio that he initially wasn’t interested in making a new record, but his friend Jim Peterik of Survivor and The Ides of March fame eventually …

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