• Jon Anderson Officially Announces Formation of New Group with Violinist Jean-Luc Ponty

    Jon Anderson Officially Announces Formation of New Group with Violinist Jean-Luc Ponty

    Since parting ways with Yes in 2008, Jon Anderson has mainly focused on recording and touring as a solo artist, but the famed prog-rock singer has now announced the formation of a new band with innovative French jazz/rock violinist Jean-Luc Ponty.  The Anderson Ponty Band will be performing newly arranged versions of songs by both Jon and Jean-Luc, and also will create brand-new music. Ponty has collaborated with many well-known artists over the years, including Frank Zappa, Elton John and the Mahavishnu Orchestra.  The Anderson Ponty Band’s lineup also features guitarist Jamie Dunlap, who also is a film and TV… Read more

  • Susan Sarandon Reveals She Once Had an Affair with David Bowie

    Susan Sarandon Reveals She Once Had an Affair with David Bowie

    In the 1983 film The Hunger, Susan Sarandon portrays a doctor who has an affair with a female vampire played by French actress Catherine Deneuve, but it turns out Sarandon had a real-life hunger for one of her other co-stars — David Bowie.  In a new interview with The Daily Beast, the Academy Award winner reveals that she had a fling with the rock legend, who she says was one of the few “famous, pretty interesting” stars with whom she’s gotten involved. Sarandon showered some high praise on Bowie, saying, “He’s worth idolizing.  He’s extraordinary.”  She adds, “Bowie’s just a… Read more

  • Billy Joel Sells His Hamptons Beach House for More Than $19 Million

    Billy Joel Sells His Hamptons Beach House for More Than $19 Million

    Billy Joel has finally succeeded in his long quest to sell his mansion in the village of Sagaponack in New York’s ritzy Hamptons area.  The New York Post reports that the oceanfront bungalow-style residence, which the Piano Man first put on the market about five years ago, was bought recently for a bit under its $19.95 million asking price. As previously reported, Joel bought the home, which originally was owned by late Jaws star Roy Scheider, in 2007.  Two years later, the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer sought to sell the property for $22.5 million.  He eventually dropped the… Read more

  • Elton John Let Writer of His Biopic Read His Private Diaries

    Elton John Let Writer of His Biopic Read His Private Diaries

    Elton John‘s upcoming movie biography Rocketman will cover the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer’s life story “from birth to rehab.”  That’s according to Lee Hall, the man who’s writing the film. Hall, who also penned the movie Billy Elliot and then worked with John to turn it into an ultra-successful musical, tells the BBC that Rocketman will be “an absolutely huge, crazy Technicolor affair.”  While also dealing with Elton’s childhood and his rise to fame, Hall says, it won’t shy away from the darker parts of his life, such as the singer’s self-confessed “monstrous” behavior when he was in… Read more

  • Kenny Rogers Giving In-Depth Interview at Nashville's Country Music Hall of Fame Next Month

    Kenny Rogers Giving In-Depth Interview at Nashville's Country Music Hall of Fame Next Month

    Kenny Rogers will sit down for an in-depth interview at the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville on August 16 to celebrate the new exhibit, Kenny Rogers: Through the Years.  Rogers will share recollections about his life and multifaceted career during the chat, which will be augmented by archival videos and photos. The event will be included in the price of admission for those visiting the museum, and will be free to museum members.  If you can’t attend, you’ll be able to watch the interview live that day at 3:30 p.m. ET at CountryMusicHallofFame.org/streaming. Rogers’ exhibit opens August 15… Read more

  • Lionel Richie to Receive "Billboard's" "Legend of Live" Award

    Lionel Richie to Receive "Billboard's" "Legend of Live" Award

    Lionel Richie, currently touring the U.S. with his hit-packed show, will be honored for his skills as a live performer at this year’s Billboard Touring Awards. Lionel will receive the Billboard “Legend of Live” award at the event, which takes place November 20 in New York City.  The “Legend of Live” award is given to artists who’ve made “significant and lasting contributions to live music and the touring industry.”  It also recognizes “professionalism and steadfast commitment to the art and craft of live performance and reaching fans through the concert experience.” That certainly describes Lionel, who’s been thrilling audiences around… Read more

  • Peter Frampton Expands 2014 Tour, Adds New Special Guests to His Guitar Circus Dates

    Peter Frampton Expands 2014 Tour, Adds New Special Guests to His Guitar Circus Dates

    Peter Frampton has announced some interesting new additions to his 2014 tour itinerary.  The veteran guitar whiz, who recently wrapped up a series of co-headlining shows with The Doobie Brothers. will begin a run of late-summer solo dates on July 30 in Sterling Heights, Michigan, before launching a new installment of his Frampton’s Guitar Circus concerts on August 21 in Jacksonville, Florida. Blues great Buddy Guy will appear at all eight 2014 Guitar Circus events, while Frampton’s other special guests during the trek include Robert Randolph, ex-Eagles guitarist Don Felder, founding Guess Who/Bachman Turner Overdrive member Randy Bachman, Los Lobos‘… Read more

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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