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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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Roger Waters to give keynote speech at 2020 SXSW festival; says he may launch his last arena tour next year

Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty ImagesEx-Pink Floyd singer/bassist Roger Waters will head to Austin, Texas, in March to give a keynote speech at the 34th edition of the South by Southwest Conference and Festivals. This year’s event runs from March 13 to March 22. Waters’ most recent project is the Roger Waters Us + Them film, which documents a June 2018 concert …

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The Monkees’ Micky Dolenz & Mike Nesmith announce 2020 tour dates, plans for group’s first live album

Courtesy of The MonkeesThere will be a lot more Monkee business to look forward to in 2020, as The Monkees‘ surviving members — Micky Dolenz and Mike Nesmith — have announced dates for another tour, as well as plans for the release of the group’s first live album. The “An Evening with The Monkees” trek will kick off April 3 …

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Motown legends Berry Gordy, Smokey Robinson honored at label’s 60th anniversary gala

Jesse Grant/Getty ImagesMotown founder Berry Gordy and singer, songwriter and producer Smokey Robinson were honored at a special event celebrating the famed label’s 60th anniversary held Monday, November 11, at the Waldorf-Astoria in Beverly Hills, California. At the gala, organized by the Ryan Gordy Foundation, Berry was presented with the Power of Love Award by Michael Jackson‘s children Paris and …

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Blue Coupe, featuring ex-Blue Oyster Cult and Alice Cooper band members, releases new album, ‘Eleven Even’

Courtesy of Blue CoupeBlue Coupe, the all-star rock group made up of founding Blue Oyster Cult members Joe Bouchard and Albert Bouchard, and original Alice Cooper band bassist Dennis Dunaway, has just released its third studio album, Eleven Even. The record features 11 tracks, most of which were written or co-written by the band members. The lead track, “D Train,” …

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UK new-wave vets Modern English reissuing first two studio albums in December

Blixa SoundsThe first two studio albums by British new-wave veterans Modern English, 1981’s Mesh & Lace and 1983’s After the Snow, will be reissued on vinyl and CD on Friday, December 6. The vinyl versions of the reissues will feature the respective albums’ original track lists, while the CDs will include a number of bonus tracks. Mesh & Lace introduced …

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Track list revealed of companion albums packaged with upcoming ‘Grateful Dead Origins’ graphic novel

Courtesy of Z2 ComicsSome new details have been revealed about the upcoming Grateful Dead graphic novel, Grateful Dead Origins, which will be published in April 2020 and focuses on the group’s formation and its emergence as one of America’s most important and enduring bands. The novel will be available as both a limited, oversized hard-cover deluxe edition and a standard …

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Hearing issue forces Strays Cats singer to cancel his Brian Setzer Orchestra’s 2019 holiday tour

Credit: Tony NelsonDisappointing news from Brian Setzer. The Stray Cats frontman won’t be rocking any towns this holiday season with his Brian Setzer Orchestra because he’s been diagnosed with a severe case of tinnitus and, under doctor’s orders, has been forced to cancel his big band’s 16th annual Christmas Rocks! Tour. The trek had been scheduled to visit more than …

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Madonna’s “Crave” remix becomes her 49th #1 on Dance Club chart

Live Nation/Interscope Records/MaverickPeople still “Crave” Madonna on the dance floor. The remix of her song “Crave,” with Swae Lee, has hit #1 on the Billboard Dance Club Songs chart, making it her 49th #1 hit on that chart. Madonna now has the most Dance Club chart-toppers of any other artist, trailed distantly by Rihanna, who has 33. “Crave” is Madonna’s …

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Neil Young says his US citizenship has been delayed over his use of marijuana

Credit: DH LovelifeIn an interview last month with the Los Angeles Times, Neil Young revealed that he was expecting to become a U.S. citizen on November 12 while keeping his Canadian citizenship.  But the folk-rock legend now reports that he’s hit an obstacle in his plan. In a message posted Friday on his official website, Young writes, “I want to …

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