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Hootie & The Blowfish singer’s ready to eat himself “into a coma” this Thanksgiving

Credit: Todd & Chris OwyoungAfter a year that saw them headline a sold-out tour and release their first new album in 14 years, Hootie & the Blowfish are ready to give thanks.  Front man Darius Rucker says he plans to eat so much on Thursday that he loses consciousness. “I mean, I’m the stuffing/gravy guy, but my plans for Thanksgiving is to eat myself …

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Madonna cancels Boston shows due to “overwhelming” pain

Steven Klein @stevenkleinstudioIt seems Madonna will be spending this Thanksgiving weekend following doctor’s orders. The singer has been forced to cancel her upcoming weekend shows in Boston due to “overwhelming” pain. “Please forgive this unexpected turn of events,” the 61-year-old wrote on Instagram. “Doing my show every night brings me so much joy and to cancel is a kind of …

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Carly Simon tribute concert to be held at New York City’s Carnegie Hall in March

Michael Dorf PresentsCarly Simon will be saluted at the 16th in the series of star-studded annual tribute concerts held at New York City’s Carnegie Hall focusing on a single legendary artist, organized by local entrepreneur Michael Dorf. “The Music of Carly Simon at Carnegie Hall” is scheduled for March 19, 2020, and will feature performances by 20 as-yet-unannounced artists. You …

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Bret Michaels to receive Humanitarian of the Year award at 2019 Hollywood Christmas Parade

Courtesy of Hollywood Christmas ParadeBret Michaels is among the many artists who will perform at the 2019 Hollywood Christmas Parade this Sunday, and now comes word that the Poison frontman also will receive a very special honor for his charitable work during the holiday event. Michaels will be presented with the Humanitarian of the Year award at the parade in …

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Watch official live concert video for Ozzy Osbourne/Post Malone collab, “Take What You Want”

ABC/Image Group LAIf you want to watch a live performance of the Post Malone/Ozzy Osbourne collab “Take What You Want,” where Ozzy isn’t just sort of standing in the back and waving his arms back and forth, you’re in luck. An official live video of “Take What You Want” has been released, which was filmed a few days before Ozzy, …

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Pete Townshend shares surprisingly negative sentiments about late band mates Keith Moon & John Entwistle

Dave J Hogan/Getty ImagesThe Who‘s Pete Townshend has often expressed deep sadness over the respective deaths of Keith Moon and John Entwistle, but in a new Rolling Stone interview, Townshend shares some harsh sentiments about his late band mates. Asked if he gets nostalgic when he sees images of Moon and Entwistle projected on video screens during the group’s current …

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Cyndi Lauper to receive UN’s inaugural High Note Global Prize for social justice

Credit: Helen MaybanksCyndi Lauper is being recognized by the United Nations for her longtime advocacy for the LGTBQ community. The “True Colors” icon is set to receive the U.N.’s inaugural High Note Global Prize awards, given to artists who advocate for social justice through their music and platform. Pop star Kesha will present the award to Lauper at Lauper’s own …

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America members explain the differences in their songwriting styles on new episode of AXS TV’s ‘The Big Interview’

Courtesy of AXS TVAmerica‘s Gerry Beckley and Dewey Bunnell are featured on the latest episode of the Dan Rather-hosted AXS TV series The Big Interview, which premieres tonight at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT. The duo, who have been celebrating their group’s 50th anniversary on tour this year, chat with Rather about their quick rise to stardom in the early …

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“Unwritten” anniversary: 15 years ago Friday was where Natasha Bedingfield’s book began

Nathan Congleton/NBCFifteen years ago Friday, Natasha Bedingfield released one of the defining pop songs of the 2000s: “Unwritten.”  It hit the top five, earned her a Grammy nod and, of course, served as the theme song for MTV’s The Hills. Natasha actually wrote the song as a 14th birthday present for her little brother Josh.  But since the message of “Unwritten” is about living life to …

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Open wings: Journey’s Jonathan Cain talks turkey, shares Thanksgiving plans

Credit: Sheila WithumNext month, Journey closes out 2019 with a four-show Las Vegas engagement at The Colosseum at Caesars — but first the band members will be enjoying some holiday downtime. Keyboardist/songwriter Jonathan Cain says he’s looking forward to spending Thanksgiving with his family. Cain tells ABC Audio that he’s “the guy that does the turkey,” and he really throws …

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