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Joni Mitchell turns 75 today, as series of tribute events are held in L.A.

Steve Granitz/WireImageWishing a very happy birthday to Joni Mitchell, who turns 75 today. The Canadian singer/songwriter is among the most respected and influential artists of her time, responsible for such acclaimed albums as 1970’s Ladies of the Canyon, 1971’s Blue, 1974’s Court and Spark, and 1976’s Hejira. Mitchell began her career as a folk artist, and later delved into rock …

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Have a question for Def Leppard? Visit the band’s Facebook page tonight!

Credit: Kevin NixonAs Def Leppard waits to find out if it will be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2019, the band has lined up a special fan Q&A session that will take place on its official Facebook page on Wednesday night at 8 p.m. ET. Fans can submit questions in advance at Facebook.com/DefLeppard. The British …

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Watch politically charged video for John Mellencamp’s new cover of “Eyes on the Prize”

Credit: Marc HauserJohn Mellencamp has released an official video for his new recording of the civil rights anthem “Eyes on the Prize,” which will appear on his forthcoming covers compilation Other People’s Stuff. The clip, which you can watch on Mellencamp’s official website and YouTube channel, has a politically driven theme and is timed to coincide with the midterm elections. …

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Born on the Great White Way: “Springsteen on Broadway” soundtrack to be released in December

Columbia RecordsA soundtrack album to Bruce Springsteen‘s long-running Springsteen on Broadway stage production will be released on Friday, December 14, one day before the show is scheduled to end its 236-performance run at the Walter Kerr Theatre in New York City. The album is a companion to the Netflix concert special Springsteen on Broadway, which premieres Sunday, December 16, at …

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Stevie Wonder’s Election Day message: “We gotta get out and vote. This ain’t no joke!”

Jeff Kravitz/Getty Images via ABCFor Election Day, Stevie Wonder has posted a very funky video message on his social media sites and YouTube channel, urging people to head to the polls today. In the clip, which appears to have been recorded at one of the Motown legend’s recent concerts, Wonder tells the audience, “I’m encouraging you all to make sure …

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Elton John raises $4 million at annual fall charity bash with help from Sheryl Crow

Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty ImagesElton John‘s AIDS Foundation held its annual Fall Gala Monday night in New York City, and the star-studded event raised just under $4 million for the cause. Sheryl Crow provided the entertainment for the evening, which was hosted by Gayle King. A live auction was also held, with prizes ranging from a Tony Bennett painting, to a David …

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Goodbye, Yellow Brick Road lyrics: Bernie Taupin on selling 50 years of Elton John memorabilia

Courtesy of Julien’s AuctionsWant the ultimate Elton John souvenir? This Friday, Julien’s Auctions is selling the property of Bernie Taupin, Elton’s songwriting partner of 50 years. Gold records, handwritten lyrics for hits like “I’m Still Standing” and more are up for grabs. Initially, Bernie decided on the auction because he was moving, but then he realized it would sync up …

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David Crosby says working with his “Hear If You Listen” collaborators was “precious to me beyond belief”

Credit: Anna WebberWhen David Crosby made his 2016 solo album Lighthouse, he enjoyed working so much with his main collaborators — Snarky Puppy frontman Michael League and singers Becca Stevens and Michelle Willis — that he decided to do another record with them, but insisted on the new one being a full-fledged group project. That album, Hear If You Listen, …

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Film documenting famous 1972 Aretha Franklin gospel concerts to premiere in NYC next week

Courtesy of Al’s Records and TapesThe Aretha Franklin concert film Amazing Grace will finally debut next week at New York City’s DOC NYC festival. Initially scheduled to premiere at 2015 film festivals in Toronto and Telluride, Colorado, the screenings were blocked by Franklin via a court injunction. Variety reports that Amazing Grace‘s producer Alan Elliott reached an agreement with the …

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Purple Emancipation: Rare Prince videos from 1995-2010 are being released

Paul Bergen / RedfernsThe roll-out of content from the Prince vault continues: His estate and Sony Music are releasing rare videos from 1995-2010. The videos are being released during seven weeks in November and December via all streaming video services. The series began last Friday, November 2 with five videos from 1995’s The Gold Experience: “Endorphinmachine,” “Dolphin,” “Rock and Roll …

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