• Aretha Franklin Helps Bid Farewell to Exiting US Attorney General Eric Holder

    Aretha Franklin Helps Bid Farewell to Exiting US Attorney General Eric Holder

    Aretha Franklin was a surprise guest at a farewell ceremony for outgoing U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder that was held Friday at the Justice Department.  The Queen of Soul belted out a rendition of “America the Beautiful” that featured some modified lyrics paying tribute to Holder. During the song, Franklin sang of Holder’s “courageous integrity,” adding that “he’s a warrior, yes he is.”  President Obama, who took the podium to speak at the ceremony, swayed his head while Aretha sang. Holder announced his resignation this past September, citing personal reasons. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved…. Read more

  • Aerosmith Announces New Tour Kickoff Date, Band Plans to Shake Up Set List on the Trek

    Aerosmith Announces New Tour Kickoff Date, Band Plans to Shake Up Set List on the Trek

    Aerosmith has added a new U.S. concert to its North American summer tour itinerary, a June 24 show at the Ford Center in Evansville, Indiana, which apparently will serve as the trek’s kickoff date.  The performance is the eighth confirmed date of the outing, dubbed the Blue Army Tour 2015, which currently is mapped out through a July 22 show in Cheyenne, Wyoming. Tickets for the Evansville concert go on sale to the general public on Friday, March 6, at 10 a.m. CT.  VIP packages and pre-sale tickets for Aero Force One members will be available starting Tuesday, March 3,… Read more

  • Stevie Wonder Being Sued for Millions by His Late Lawyer's Widow

    Stevie Wonder Being Sued for Millions by His Late Lawyer's Widow

    Stevie Wonder is being sued by Susan Strack — the widow of his longtime entertainment lawyer Johanan Vigoda — who claims that the pop/soul legend owes her millions because of an agreement the singer made with her late husband that allegedly was to have continued after his passing.  According to The Hollywood Reporter, Strack says her husband negotiated a contract with Wonder in which Stevie promised to Vigoda or his heirs  a six-percent fee on all revenues he earned. Vigoda died in 2011 and the suit, which was filed Thursday in Nevada, claims payments to Strack stopped in 2013.  It… Read more

  • Brad Paisley Sends His Condolences to William Shatner

    Brad Paisley Sends His Condolences to William Shatner

    Brad Paisley is one of the many celebrities reaching out to his friend William Shatner after the death of his Star Trek co-star Leonard Nimoy.  “Thoughts &prayers with @WilliamShatner today. Sorry for your loss buddy. What a friendship you & Leonard had,” Brad tweeted, including a photo of the two during their Star Trek heyday. Nimoy, best known for playing Mr. Spock, passed away Friday morning.  Brad and Shatner first combined their comedic talents in 2003, when the man who played Captain Kirk appeared in the video for “Celebrity.” Four years later, he also guested in the clip for “Online.”… Read more

  • David Gilmour's Upcoming Solo Album "Sounds Fantastic," Says Collaborator Phil Manzanera

    David Gilmour's Upcoming Solo Album "Sounds Fantastic," Says Collaborator Phil Manzanera

    Pink Floyd singer/guitarist David Gilmour has been working on a new solo album, and one of his frequent collaborators says the project is coming together nicely. “It’s going very well,” longtime Roxy Music guitarist Phil Manzanera tells U.K. magazine Uncut.  “I think it sounds fantastic, people will be very happy.” Manzanera contributed his guitar and production talents to Gilmour’s previous solo effort, 2006′s On an Island, and also co-produced Pink Floyd’s most recent album, last year’s The Endless River. Back in October, Gilmour told Rolling Stone he expected to release his new album sometime in 2015.  He also explained that… Read more

  • Aretha Franklin to Mentor Contestants on Next Week's "American Idol" Episodes

    Aretha Franklin to Mentor Contestants on Next Week's "American Idol" Episodes

    Detroit has been hosting the early performance rounds of season 14 of American Idol, and now a Motown legend will pay a visit to the show to help guide the new crop of contestants.  Billboard reports that Aretha Franklin will appear as a guest mentor on both episodes of the Fox singing competition next week. The shows, which will air Wednesday and Thursday at 8 p.m. ET, appropriately will feature the hopefuls singing classic Motown tunes.  The Queen of Soul also will be performing on the program, which is taking place at Detroit’s Fillmore Theater. The coming week will see… Read more

  • Doobie Brothers Join Tortuga Music Festival Lineup; Add More Dates with Don Felder

    Doobie Brothers Join Tortuga Music Festival Lineup; Add More Dates with Don Felder

    The Doobie Brothers are set to bring some classic rock to the third annual Tortuga Music Festival, a country music-themed event scheduled to take place April 11-12 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.  The festival, which benefits the Rock the Ocean Foundation, also will feature headliners Kenny Chesney and Zac Brown Band, as well as The Band Perry, Jake Owen, Little Big Town, Trace Adkins and a number other popular country acts. The Doobies’ appearance at the event could set the stage for an onstage reunion with one of the contributors to their recent duets album, Southbound, which features the band collaborating… Read more

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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