• Billy Joel's Original Band to Be Inducted into Long Island Music Hall of Fame

    Billy Joel's Original Band to Be Inducted into Long Island Music Hall of Fame

    As one of the most famous musicians ever to hail from Long Island, New York, Billy Joel was inducted into the Long Island Music Hall of Fame back in 2006.  Now, his original backing band will receive the same honor. The New York Post reports that the surviving members of Joel’s group, who haven’t played together in 20 years as a result of lineup changes, lawsuits and one member’s suicide, will reunite during the induction ceremony in Huntington, New York, on October 23.  According to the Post, among the members who’ll be appearing are drummer Liberty DeVitto and sax and… Read more

  • Listen to Lead Single from Jackson Browne's Upcoming Album Online Now

    Listen to Lead Single from Jackson Browne's Upcoming Album Online Now

    Jackson Browne fans can get their first taste of the folk-rocker’s upcoming studio album, Standing in the Breach, by visiting RollingStone.com, which is hosting an exclusive stream of the record’s lead single, “The Birds of St. Marks.” Browne tells Rolling Stone that the song actually dates back to early in his career, when he was playing guitar for Velvet Underground singer Nico in New York City during the late 1960s. “I was freeloading off friends on the Lower East Side,” Browne recalls of the time.  “I came to New York with no money at all, and I got this job… Read more

  • Concert Film Focusing on Roger Waters' The Wall Live Tour to Premiere at Toronto Film Fest

    Concert Film Focusing on Roger Waters' The Wall Live Tour to Premiere at Toronto Film Fest

    A new concert film featuring performances from three stops on Roger Waters‘ The Wall Live Tour over the last few years will premiere at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival on September 6 at 9:15 p.m.  Roger Waters: The Wall captures the former Pink Floyd singer/bassist’s dramatic multimedia spectacle, which featured a full performance of his old band’s classic 1979 concept album, accompanied by video projections, giant puppets, pyrotechnics, various theatrical interludes and, of course, the construction of a wall across the stage. The movie, which was directed by Waters and the tour’s co-creative director, Sean Evans, is described in… Read more

  • U2 Still Planning to Release Studio Album This Year, New Single May Arrive in September

    U2 Still Planning to Release Studio Album This Year, New Single May Arrive in September

    Back in March, a U2 rep told U.K. newspaper The Guardian that the Irish rockers were planning to release their long-awaited new album sometime this year, contrary to a then-recent report from Billboard suggesting that the record wouldn’t arrive until 2015.  Now, more evidence has emerged that the band’s follow-up to 2009′s No Line on the Horizon will indeed be released in 2014, and could even hit stores before the end of October. A U2 spokesperson tells Rolling Stone, “We’ve always said an album is expected this year.”  In addition, a rep for the band’s label confirmed to the usually… Read more

  • "Midnight Rider" Executive Producer Pleads Not Guilty in Crew Member Death

    "Midnight Rider" Executive Producer Pleads Not Guilty in Crew Member Death

    Midnight Rider executive producer Jay Sedrish pleaded not guilty Monday to criminal trespassing and involuntary manslaughter in the death of 27-year-old camera assistant Sarah Jones, Deadline.com reports. Jones died on the first day of shooting of the Gregg Allman biopic in Georgia back in February. The crew was filming on live train tracks when an oncoming train barreled through, killing Jones and injuring several others. Sedrish, director Randall Miller and Miller’s wife and fellow producer, Jody Savin, were all charged in the incident. Miller and Savin pleaded not guilty last month. Last week, the U.S. Department of Labor cited the production for one… Read more

  • Smokey Robinson Talks About Working on His Star-Studded New Duets Album, "Smokey & Friends"

    Smokey Robinson Talks About Working on His Star-Studded New Duets Album, "Smokey & Friends"

    Smokey Robinson teamed up with a variety of well-known singers on his new duets album, Smokey & Friends, which hits stores today, August 19.  The 11-track collection features new interpretations of songs the Motown legend wrote or co-wrote, either for his old group, The Miracles,  or for The Temptations or his own solo career. Among the famous friends who put their unique spin on Robinson’s tunes was Aerosmith‘s Steven Tyler, who paired his voice with Smokey’s on a version of the Miracles classic “You Really Got a Hold on Me.” Describing Tyler as his “fun brother,” Robinson tells ABC News… Read more

  • Paul McCartney, Barbra Streisand Attend Apollo Theater Fundraiser Featuring Performances by Gladys Knight, Sting

    Paul McCartney, Barbra Streisand Attend Apollo Theater Fundraiser Featuring Performances by Gladys Knight, Sting

    Paul McCartney and Barbra Streisand were just two of the many celebrities in attendance at Ronald Perelman‘s fifth annual fundraiser for New York City’s famed Apollo Theater, held Saturday at the multimillionaire businessman’s estate in East Hampton, New York. Jamie Foxx served as the master of ceremonies for the bash, which, according to The Wall Street Journal, included performances by Gladys Knight, Sting, Jon Bon Jovi and pop/R&B star Pharrell Williams.  The newspaper reports that Knight received a standing ovation for her rendition of her classic hit “Midnight Train to Georgia,” while the ex-Police frontman sang some of his old… Read more

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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