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Lindsey Buckingham recovering after emergency open-heart procedure; wife reports he has damaged vocal cords

Daniel Knighton/Getty ImagesThere’s some upsetting news to report about Lindsey Buckingham: The former Fleetwood Mac singer/guitarist underwent an emergency open-heart operation last week, during which, according to his wife, Kristen, he suffered “vocal cord damage.” In a post on Lindsey’s Facebook page, Kristen writes, “He is now recuperating at home and each day he is stronger than the last. While …

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“Leaving Neverland” to air on HBO next month

Kevork Djansezian-Pool/Getty ImagesLeaving Neverland, a new documentary about sexual abuse allegations against Michael Jackson, is coming to HBO next month. The two-part doc, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January, will air March 3 and 4 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. The film will also be available on HBO NOW, HBO GO, HBO On Demand and partners’ streaming platforms. …

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George Michael’s private art collection going up for auction at Christie’s

Sean Gallup/Getty ImagesNot only did he leave behind a legendary music catalog, the late George Michael also left behind a prolific art collection as well. Over 200 of the most iconic pieces from his private collection are going up for auction at Christie’s auction house in London next month. Before the London sale begins on March 14, the collection will …

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The Queen of Gospel: Album featuring Aretha Franklin’s early gospel performances due in March

Geffen/UMeA restored and remastered version of Aretha Franklin‘s Songs of Faith album, a live collection featuring some of the Queen of Soul’s earliest recordings, will be released on March 22, three days before what would’ve been her 77th birthday. The album, which has been retitled Songs of Faith: Aretha Gospel, captures a 14-year-old Franklin accompanying herself on piano in 1956 …

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Jackson Browne adds new summer shows to 2019 US tour

Credit: Brandise DaneswichJackson Browne‘s summer tour will be running on past his previously announced four-night stand at New York City’s Beacon Theatre in late June. The 70-year-old Rock & Roll Hall of Famer has lined up five new U.S. concerts, mapped out from a June 29 show in Wallingford, Connecticut, through a July 6 performance in Bethel, New York. Like …

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Rod Stewart’s “Da Ya Think I’m Sexy?” hit #1 40 years ago; co-writer Carmine Appice shares memories about it

Courtesy of Warner Bros.Sunday marks the 40th anniversary of Rod Stewart‘s disco-rock classic “Da Ya Think I’m Sexy?” hitting #1 on the Billboard Hot 100. The relentlessly catchy track was co-written by Stewart, keyboardist Duane Hitchings, and Rod’s drummer at the time, Carmine Appice, who’s also a founding member of Vanilla Fudge. Not necessarily known as a prolific songwriter, Appice …

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Pete Townshend reveals name of new Who song in latest studio update

ABC RadioPete Townshend has offered up another update from the recording sessions for The Who‘s upcoming studio album. In his latest blog, posted on TheWho.com, Townshend shares some details about the fifth day of the proceedings, which are taking place in London. Townshend says that during the sessions, Zak Starkey and Pino Palladino have been, respectively “adding drums and bass…to …

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Unreleased 1972 Marvin Gaye album, “You’re the Man,” to be issued on vinyl, digitally in March

Motown/UMeA previously unreleased Marvin Gaye album titled You’re the Man, featuring tracks that the Motown legend recorded in 1972, will hit stores on March 29 — three days before what would’ve been the late singer’s 80th birthday. The 17-track collection, including every solo and non-soundtrack recording Gaye made in 1972, will be available as a two-LP set and digitally. Fifteen …

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Sheryl Crow to finally release duets album featuring Keith Richards, Stevie Nicks, Eagles members

Keith Richards and Sheryl Crow in 2010 (Kevin Mazur/WireImage for Rogers & Cowan) All Sheryl Crow wants to do is have some fun releasing the album she’s been working on for several years that features duets with many of her famous friends. Now, she’ll get the chance. The Grammy-winning singer has signed a new record deal with Big Machine Label …

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Concert film screenings celebrating Joni Mitchell’s 75th birthday begin tonight; soundtrack CD due in March

Vivien Killilea/Getty Images Just a reminder that the new concert film Joni 75: A Birthday Celebration, which documents a two-night Joni Mitchell tribute event held in Los Angeles this past November, will be screened in various theaters across North America starting February 7. The movie features highlights of the two shows, which saw many big-name musicians coming together to help …

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