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Billy Joel: from rocking the Garden to picking up garbage

Mike ColucciIt’s not every superstar singer who can headline New York’s Madison Square Garden one day, and then help clean up his town the next. Page Six reports that last Friday, Billy Joel did his usual monthly residency show at the Garden, where he welcomed his pal Tony Bennett as a special guest. Then, the next day, he was out …

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Steve Perry discusses new album, lost love and splitting from Journey on season premiere of “The Big Interview”

Credit: Mandee JohnsonThe seventh season of the AXS TV series The Big Interview premieres tonight with an episode featuring host Dan Rather having an in-depth conversation with ex-Journey singer Steve Perry. Among the topics Perry discusses is his new solo album, Traces, which he recorded after the death of his girlfriend Kellie Nash from cancer in 2012. In a preview …

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Cher turns ‘The Tonight Show’ into The Cher Show

Andrew Lipovsky/NBCThe Tonight Show became ‘The Cher Show’ Monday as host Jimmy Fallon devoted the entire episode to the music legend. She was also joined by the cast of her Broadway musical, The Cher Show. After joining Fallon in a game of “Lip-Sync Karaoke,” the outspoken 72-year-old singer, actress, fashion icon and activist said that despite performing in front of …

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Ian Hunter schedules 80th birthday shows in NYC, unsure if Mott the Hoople reunion trek will be extended

Credit: Harpic Bryant Last week, Ian Hunter wrapped up a run of U.S. reunion dates with a revised version of his old band Mott the Hoople.  Now the group, dubbed Mott the Hoople ’74, will launch a series of seven U.K. concerts with a performance tonight in Leamington Spa. Meanwhile, the age-defying Hunter will turn 80 June 3, and to …

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Summer of ’19: Bryan Adams adds US shows to his Shine a Light tour in August and September

ABC/Lorenzo BevilaquaBryan Adams recently announced a series of concerts in the Southern U.S. this May as part of a world tour in support of his latest studio album, Shine a Light. Now, the Canadian rocker has added more stateside shows out west this September. The new six-date run is mapped out from a September 15 performance in Wheatland, California, through …

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Aretha Franklin presented with posthumous Pulitzer Prize for her musical and cultural contributions

Jamie McCarthy/Getty ImagesAretha Franklin has been chosen to receive a posthumous Pulitzer Prize award, in the “Special Citation” category. The Queen of Soul is being recognized for “her indelible contribution to American music and culture for more than five decades.” Franklin becomes the first music artist to receive a Pulitzer “Special Citation” award since 2009, when late country legend Hank …

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Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo announce two-night Las Vegas engagement in August

ABC/Eric McCandlessPat Benatar and her husband and guitarist Neil Giraldo have lined up a two-night Las Vegas engagement at the Wynn Resort and Casino’s Encore Theater on August 2 and 3. The concerts will be Benatar and Giraldo’s first-ever gigs at the Wynn Las Vegas, and are part of the couple’s tour celebrating the 40th anniversary of the launch of …

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Carly Simon writing memoir about her friendship with Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

Stephen Rose/Getty ImagesIf you read Carly Simon‘s memoir Boys in the Trees, you know she was friendly with many famous musicians and actors.  But now, in a new book, Simon will dish on her long friendship with someone who was perhaps even more famous than any of those people: Former first lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. People reports that the book …

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James Taylor recording an album of standards, says Garth Brooks convinced him to play Vegas

Nicholas Hunt/Getty ImagesJames Taylor hasn’t released a new album since 2015’s Before This World — his first #1 album, by the way — but now word comes that he’s working on a collection of standards. Speaking about the new project, James tells Entertainment Weekly, “They’re songs I’ve known for years…what’s great about these standards is that it’s not about production value …

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Bruce Springsteen gives surprise performance at charity event at NYC restaurant

Credit: Danny ClinchBruce Springsteen gave his first live performance of 2019 on Saturday night, when he made a surprise appearance with photographer/musician Danny Clinch‘s Tangiers Blues Band at a charity event in New York City. RollingStone.com reports that The Boss hit the stage at New York’s Tribeca Grill to sing two songs with the Tangiers Blues Band: covers of the …

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