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Cher saluted by Cyndi Lauper, Adam Lambert, Whoopi Goldberg at Kennedy Center Honors

Paul Morigi/Getty ImagesWe’ll have to wait until the end of this month to watch it on TV, but Sunday night in Washington, D.C., Cher was presented with the prestigious Kennedy Center Honor, along with country legend Reba McEntire, composer Phillip Glass, jazz icon Wayne Shorter and Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda. As Billboard reports, Cher’s tribute was delivered by Whoopi Goldberg, …

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Todd Rundgren to launch hybrid concert/book tour next year in support of new memoir, “The Individualist”

© 2018 Lynn Goldsmith; Cleopatra BooksTodd Rundgren will launch what’s being billed as the first hybrid concert/book tour this April in support of his new autobiography, The Individualist: Digressions, Dreams & Dissertations, which will be published on December 21. The trek will kick off with four European shows before Rundgren embarks on a North American leg that runs from an …

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Rhapsody on the road: Queen announces North American tour

Bojan Hohnjec/© Miracle Productions LLP With the box office success of Bohemian Rhapsody proving there’s still a thirst for all things Queen, the band is taking to the road once again for a limited North American summer tour next year. Dubbed the Rhapsody tour, the band promises a “a brand new larger-than-life production.”  Original Queen guitarist Brian May and drummer …

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Beach Boy Mike Love says hearing his children sing together on his new holiday album is “really beautiful”

Photo: Brian Love/BMGBeach Boys singer Mike Love‘s new holiday album, Reason for the Season, is a family affair featuring vocal contributions from four of his children — daughters Hayleigh and Ambha, and sons Christian and Brian — and from the sibling pop group Hanson. The 12-track collection includes original holiday songs, covers of modern Christmas tunes and traditional carols, and …

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Lynyrd Skynyrd reissues 1989 hits compilation “Skynyrd’s Innyrds” on black and brown vinyl

Geffen/UMeThe 1989 Lynyrd Skynyrd best-of compilation Skynyrd’s Innyrds: Their Greatest Hits has just been reissued on vinyl. The album is available on standard black vinyl and limited-edition brown vinyl. The 10-track collection is the Southern rock legends’ best-selling album to date, having sold more than five million copies in the U.S. alone. Among the classic tunes from the group’s 1970s …

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Toto’s career-spanning “All In” box set released today along with new single, “Devil’s Tower”

Sony/Legacy RecordingsToto‘s massive limited-edition All In box set, celebrating the band’s 40th anniversary, got its release today. The package features 11 previously available Toto albums spread across 17 vinyl LPs and 13 CDs, as well as the previously unreleased Live in Tokyo EP, which was recorded in 1980, and a newly created album called Old Is New that boasts seven …

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Watch video for Annie Lennox’s emotionally charged new song “Requiem for a Private War”

Varese SarabandeAn official video for Annie Lennox‘s first new song in eight years, “Requiem for a Private War,” which the former Eurythmics singer wrote for the new film A Private War, debuted today on Lennox’s official YouTube channel. The movie tells the story of acclaimed war correspondent Marie Colvin, who was killed while covering the Syrian civil war in 2012. …

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U2, Eagles, Elton John, Journey among nominees for 30th annual “Pollstar” Awards

Danny North; Ben Gibson/Rocket EntertainmentU2, The Eagles, Elton John, Journey and Def Leppard are among the nominees for the 30th annual Pollstar Awards, given out by Pollstar, the trade publication for the concert industry. U2 is nominated in the Major Tour of the Year and Best Rock Tour categories, while The Eagles and, jointly, Journey and Def Leppard are in …

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Blondie’s Debbie Harry and Chris Stein to chat about Stein’s new photo book at NYC Q&A event tonight

© Point of View by Chris Stein, Rizzoli, 2018/Photography © Chris SteinBlondie frontwoman Debbie Harry and guitarist Chris Stein will take part in a Q&A event tonight at Cooper Union in New York City that will focus on Stein’s new photography book, Point of View: Me, New York City, and the Punk Scene. The event, which begins at 6:30 p.m. …

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Smokey Robinson says he’s “still in recovery mode” over lifelong friend Aretha Franklin’s death

Courtesy of AARP The Magazine Motown legend Smokey Robinson says he is still processing the loss of his lifelong friend Aretha Franklin, who died in August of pancreatic cancer at age 76. “I’m still in recovery mode, because I love her and I’m going to miss our conversations and our getting together,” Robinson tells AARP The Magazine. “But I know …

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