• Author: "Billy Joel: The Definitive Biography" Will Show Piano Man "Really Is That Good Guy Everybody Wants Him to Be"

    Author: "Billy Joel: The Definitive Biography" Will Show Piano Man "Really Is That Good Guy Everybody Wants Him to Be"

    In 2011, Billy Joel pulled the plug on his planned autobiography, The Book of Joel, citing concerns that it was being marketed as a “salacious tell-all.”  But much of the material destined for that memoir is being released on Tuesday, in the form of a new book called Billy Joel: The Definitive Biography.  The author, Fred Schruers, is the same guy who worked with Joel on the scrapped book, and he says this new one will confirm what the public already knows about the Piano Man: He’s a decent guy. Speaking to Newsday — Billy’s hometown paper — Shruers says,… Read more

  • John Fogerty to Sing at White House Tribute Concert for US Military Personnel Next Month

    John Fogerty to Sing at White House Tribute Concert for US Military Personnel Next Month

    John Fogerty is among the music stars who will perform before President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama as part of a special tribute to U.S. military members and veterans that will be held on the South Lawn of the White House.  The event, dubbed A Salute to Our Troops, will take place on November 6 and will air as a new episode of PBS’ In Performance at the White House series the next night at 9 p.m. ET. The show will be held in conjunction with the White House’s “Joining Forces” campaign in advance of Veteran’s Day, which… Read more

  • Neil Diamond to Take Part in Rare CD-Signing Session Friday in NYC

    Neil Diamond to Take Part in Rare CD-Signing Session Friday in NYC

    Neil Diamond fans who’ll be in New York City on Friday will have the chance to meet the famed singer in person.  The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer will make a rare in-store appearance at the Barnes & Noble on Fifth Avenue at noon ET. Diamond will be signing copies of his brand-new studio album, Melody Road.  People who are interested having their in CD or LP autographed by Neil must get a wrist band at the store starting at 9 a.m. Meanwhile, a special expanded version of Melody Road is available exclusively at Target stores and via Target.com. … Read more

  • Hear Alternate Version of "Stairway to Heaven" Featured on Deluxe "Led Zeppelin IV" Reissues

    Hear Alternate Version of "Stairway to Heaven" Featured on Deluxe "Led Zeppelin IV" Reissues

    The entire alternate version of Led Zeppelin‘s classic anthem “Stairway to Heaven” that will be included on the bonus disc of the upcoming deluxe reissues of the group’s 1971 album, Led Zeppelin IV, has made its way online.  The track was mixed by guitarist/producer Jimmy Page during a 1971 visit to the Los Angeles studio Sunset Sound Recorders, although he eventually decided to abandon that version after he returned to London to complete work on the album. Among the differences heard in the Sunset Sound mix are more prominent guitars, subdued drums and additional echo in some sections. “It’s always… Read more

  • Annie Lennox Takes on "Evocative" Standards with New Album "Nostalgia"

    Annie Lennox Takes on "Evocative" Standards with New Album "Nostalgia"

    In the ’90s, Annie Lennox released Medusa, a disc of cover versions of pop and rock songs from the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s.  But on her new album Nostalgia, the singer goes back much farther than that, tackling legendary standards from the Great American Songbook.  It’s something she says she never would have even considered doing back in the ’80s, when she was topping the charts as the frontwoman of Eurythmics. “I would have had absolutely no interest in doing it,” she tells ABC News Radio.  “It would have been inappropriate.  At that time, in the ’80s, Dave Stewart and… Read more

  • Bob Seger Set for CMT "Crossroads" Special with Country Star Jason Aldean

    Bob Seger Set for CMT "Crossroads" Special with Country Star Jason Aldean

    It’s a busy time for Bob Seger.  The 69-year-old Rock and Roll Hall of Famer saw his new album, Ride On, debut at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100 this week, he’s kicking off a new tour November 19 and now comes word that he’ll be teaming up with country star Jason Aldean for an installment of the CMT television series Crossroads, premiering on the Friday after Thanksgiving. The pair will film the special next week, just outside of Nashville. Crossroads teams popular country artists with stars from the worlds of rock and pop, trading vocals on each other’s big… Read more

  • Former Dr. Feelgood Guitarist Wilko Johnson Says He's Cancer-Free

    Former Dr. Feelgood Guitarist Wilko Johnson Says He's Cancer-Free

    After undergoing a procedure to have a tumor removed earlier this year, former Dr. Feelgood guitarist Wilko Johnson says he is now cancer-free. Commenting on the procedure to the BBC, the 67-year-old musician says the tumor weighed more than six pounds and that “they got it all. They cured me.” Johnson was diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer in 2012. He says that at the time he was convinced he would die from the disease. Now, he says, “I’m spending my time gradually coming to terms with the idea that my death is not imminent, that I am going to live… Read more

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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