• Genesis' "Sum of the Parts" Documentary to Be Released on DVD and Blu-ray in January

    Genesis' "Sum of the Parts" Documentary to Be Released on DVD and Blu-ray in January

    Genesis fans excited to get their hands on the home video version of the group’s recent career-spanning documentary, Sum of the Parts, will have to be a little patient.  DVD and Blu-ray editions of the film, which initially were supposed to be released in November, now are scheduled to hit stores on January 13, 2015. Sum of the Parts, which premiered October 10 on Showtime, follows the band’s journey from its formation in 1967 through its numerous lineup changes to the group’s most recent tour in 2007 and beyond.  The documentary also delves into the successful solo careers that several… Read more

  • Elton John Says Pope Is His "Hero," Wants Him to Be Made a Saint Now

    Elton John Says Pope Is His "Hero," Wants Him to Be Made a Saint Now

    Tuesday night at his annual New York City charity event for his AIDS Foundation, Elton John took the stage for a solo performance, but also spoke about the man he says is his “hero” – Pope Francis. According to The Hollywood Reporter, while speaking about the acceptance of gay marriage in the U.S., John praised the Pope for demonstrating tolerance and compassion when asked about the subject.  The Pope’s response was, “Who am I to judge?” Elton told the crowd, “What are we waiting for?  Make him a saint now.  He did more with those five words than the last… Read more

  • Dionne Warwick Says She's Sure that Angela Bassett-Directed Whitney Houston Biopic Will Have "Style and Class"

    Dionne Warwick Says She's Sure that Angela Bassett-Directed Whitney Houston Biopic Will Have "Style and Class"

    Whitney Houston‘s mother, Cissy Houston, has voiced her objections to an upcoming Lifetime biopic about the late singer.  But Whitney’s cousin, Dionne Warwick, says she’s taking a “wait-and-see” attitude towards the project. The biopic, which is being directed by Oscar-nominated actress Angela Bassett and stars America’s Top Model runner-up Yaya DaCosta as Whitney, is expected to air sometime in 2015.  Asked her thoughts on the project, Warwick tells ABC News Radio, “I don’t know anything about it, and I’ve kinda chosen to keep on the outside of it, and see it when it happens…and then I’ll have an opinion.” However,… Read more

  • Expansive Paul Simon Exhibit Opening at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on Thursday

    Expansive Paul Simon Exhibit Opening at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on Thursday

    A new exhibition at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland devoted to the life and career of Paul Simon will open its doors to the public on Thursday.  The exhibit, dubbed “Paul Simon: Words & Music,” features more than 80 artifacts, many of which come from the acclaimed singer/songwriter’s personal archive. In addition, the attraction boasts commentary from Simon, discussing various aspects of his life, songs and creative process, which was culled from a lengthy filmed interview he granted with the Rock Hall exclusively for the exhibit. Among the pieces of memorabilia that will be… Read more

  • Neil Diamond's New Album, "Melody Road," Debuts at #3 on "Billboard" 200

    Neil Diamond's New Album, "Melody Road," Debuts at #3 on "Billboard" 200

    Neil Diamond says “hello again” to the top 10 of the Billboard 200 thanks to Melody Road, which debuts at #3 after selling 78,000 copies.  This marks the pop legend’s 18th album to appear in the top 10. Melody Road outperformed Diamond’s previous album of original tunes, 2010′s Dreams, which landed at #8 on the Billboard tally after moving 35,000 copies during its first week.  Melody Road‘s debut is Neil’s highest chart appearance since his 2008 record, Home Before Dark, which topped the Billboard 200. Also debuting in the top 10 this week is Eurythmics singer Annie Lennox‘s new solo… Read more

  • Steven Tyler Added to Lineup of "CMA Country Christmas" Special

    Steven Tyler Added to Lineup of "CMA Country Christmas" Special

    Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler will bring a little bit of rock ‘n’ roll to the 2014 CMA Country Christmas special, which airs Monday, December 1, at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC. Tyler and veteran country stars Brad Paisley and Alan Jackson have been added to the lineup for this year’s event.  They join the bill that already features pop singer Idina Menzel and such big-name country acts as Carrie Underwood, Jennifer Nettles, Sara Evans, Little Big Town and Hunter Hayes. The CMA Country Christmas special will be taped on Friday, November 7, at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville.  Tickets to attend… Read more

  • R.E.M. Releasing 1980s Singles Collection, "7IN — 83-88"

    R.E.M. Releasing 1980s Singles Collection, "7IN — 83-88"

    From 1983 to 1988, R.E.M. recorded 11 singles with I.R.S. Records.  Now, the band is releasing all of them in a new boxed collection of vinyl seven-inch singles titled 7IN — 83-88, which will hit stores on December 9. In addition to well-known tunes like “Radio Free Europe,” “Driver 8″ and “It’s the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine),” 7IN — 83-88 also includes two U.K. releases making their U.S. vinyl seven-inch debuts: “Finest Worksong”/”Time After Time” (live), and the double-pack single for “Wendell Gee” with “Crazy,” “Ages of You,” and “Burning Down.” Here is… Read more

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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