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Headlines.

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IN OTHER NEWS Joe Perry, George Harrison, INXS and more. Joe Perry says we need to keep our “heads up and ears open” as we might hear some new music from him before Christmas. Sharon Osbourne says she is “filled with sadness over the passing of the incomparable [director] Mike Nichols. Thank you for all the years of entertainment…” Dennis ... Read More »

Statuesque?

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QUEEN: Freddie Looms Large in the Countryside The 15-foot statue of the band’s singer now resides in Roger Taylor‘s backyard. The Queen musical We Will Rock You may no longer be playing in London’s West End, but the 15-foot statue of Freddie Mercury that stood on the marquee of the Dominion Theater is still with us. Ben Elton, who wrote ... Read More »

Sammy TV.

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SAMMY HAGAR: Guests on The Simpsons Sunday The Red Rocker plays himself — and almost chokes on a jalapeno popper. On Sunday night Sammy Hagar joins the very, very long list of musicians to appear on The Simpsons. The episode revolves around Homer picking up the bass guitar and joining the other Springfield fathers in a cover band. Hagar appears ... Read More »

Good News.

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AC/DC: Mal Is Happy Angus Young says his older brother is getting the best of care as he is being treated for dementia. Angus Young says whenever he sees his older brother Malcolm, Mal is happy. The 61-year old founder, rhythm guitarist and co-songwriter of AC/DC was diagnosed with dementia following the band’s 2008-2010 Black Ice tour. “His family is ... Read More »

J.Geils On Tour!

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BOB SEGER: About to Get Woofa Goofa Mama Toofa     The J. Geils Band will start opening his tour Saturday in Maine. The pressure of opening night is now over and done with for Bob Seger who started his Ride Out tour on Saginaw, Michigan. But the pressure going into the second show on Saturday in Bangor, Maine is ... Read More »

Headlines.

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IN OTHER NEWS Gene Simmons, The Rolling Stones, Sammy Hagar and much more. Joe Perry will take part in the Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp from January 15th to the 17th at the Foxwoods Hotel and Casino in Connecticut. Elton John and Billie Jean King are bringing their Smash Hits tennis event, which benefits the Elton John AIDS Foundation, to ... Read More »

News To Them…

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AC/DC: A Cup of Joe and Murder Too Brian Johnson and Angus Young say they heard about Phil Rudd‘s arrest on TV. AC/DC‘s Brian Johnson and Angus Young say they heard about the arrest of drummer Phil Rudd the same as everyone else — when it made the news. Johnson was in his London hotel room having a cup of ... Read More »

Back In The Charts.

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PINK FLOYD: Endless River Flows to Number-Three Band’s first album in 20 years makes an impressive debut around the world. Pink Floyd has picked up where they left off 20 years ago — with another Top 10 album. The Endless River, their first studio effort in 20 years, debuts at number-three on the Billboard album chart after selling 170,000 copies ... Read More »

Honored With PBS Special.

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BILLY JOEL: Second Honor in Three Nights Piano Man receives the Gershwin Prize Wednesday night in Washington, D.C. Billy Joel was honored for the second time this week when he was presented with the Gershwin Award by the Library of Congress on Wednesday night at Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C. The award is presented to composers and performers for their ... Read More »

Memoir In 2016.

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MIKE LOVE: Beach Boys Singer Signs Book Deal He’ll detail more than five decades in the band he co-founded with his cousin Briain Wilson amidst a turbulent America. Mike Love plans to publish his memoir in 2016. The Beach Boys frontman and co-founder broke the news on his website Wednesday night of his deal with Penguin Books. Tentatively titled Good ... Read More »