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In a generous gesture that was arranged well before his daughter Stephanie’s drug overdose on Wednesday at Hamilton College in New York State, Jon Bon Jovi agreed to perform at a benefit for the school on December 5th in New York City. Stephanie is recovering from her mishap.
Elton John is an outspoken critic of TV talent shows, but that didn’t stop him from performing on X Factor Australia on Tuesday with Australian duo Pnau.
Paul McCartney flew home to New York in between shows in the Midwest to attend the U.S. premiere of his son-in-law Simon Aboud’s directorial debut, Comes a Bright Day, Tuesday night at the Bryant Park Hotel. Simon is married to Macca’s oldest biological daughter, Mary. Paul is the adoptive father of Heather from his wife Linda’s first marriage.
Roger Waters was presented with the Artistic Leadership Award at the IAVA’s annual Heroes Gala on Tuesday night in New York. IAVA is a non-profit, non-partisan organization that helps Iraq and Afghanistan veterans.
Styx will perform their Grand Illusion and Pieces of Eight albums in their entirety in Las Vegas on Friday and Saturday.