• Bon Jovi Rules "Billboard" Magazine's Top 25 Tour List for 2013

    Bon Jovi Rules "Billboard" Magazine's Top 25 Tour List for 2013

    Bon Jovi owned the road in 2013.  The New Jersey rockers’ Because We Can trek was by far the most successful tour of the year, according to Billboard.  The band’s outing brought in an impressive $205,158,370 in gross earnings in 2013 and sold out all 90 of its dates. Also finishing high up on Billboard‘s Top 25 Tours list for the past year is another group from New Jersey, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, who landed in fourth place after bringing in $147,608,938. Other veteran artists’ tours that scored spots on the tally include The Rolling Stones, who… Read more

  • Tom Hardy Singing Constantly to Prepare for Elton John Role

    Tom Hardy Singing Constantly to Prepare for Elton John Role

    British actor Tom Hardy, best known for playing the villain Bane in the Batman movie The Dark Knight Rises, has been tapped to play Elton John in Rocketman, the upcoming biopic about the legendary musician.  You probably wouldn’t surprised to learn that Hardy’s been in touch with John about the best way to portray him on film. “It’s all sort of a bit under the radar at the minute, but yeah, I am [speaking to him],” Hardy told Digital Spy, and added that his favorite Elton track is “Honky Cat.”  When asked if he’d been taking singing lessons to prepare… Read more

  • Melissa Etheridge Planning 25th Anniversary Documentary, Box Set, New Album & More

    Melissa Etheridge Planning 25th Anniversary Documentary, Box Set, New Album & More

    It’s hard to believe it, but it’s been 25 years since the release of Melissa Etheridge‘s acclaimed debut album.  According to her manager, the singer plans to mark that anniversary with a slew of new releases and more. The Hollywood Reporter says Etheridge recently took on a new manager, Larry Mestel, who tells the publication, “We’re looking at a 25th anniversary plan that includes a very modern studio record, which we’re hoping to have out by summer, and a documentary which will coincide with a box set.”  He adds that they’re also talking about “various residencies” — meaning extended series of concerts in one… Read more

  • Def Leppard to Host AXS TV "Day of Hysteria" Marathon Later This Month

    Def Leppard to Host AXS TV "Day of Hysteria" Marathon Later This Month

    Def Leppard will hit the AXS TV airwaves to host a 12-hour block of rock concert specials on Sunday, December 29, including the broadcast premiere of the band’s own Viva! Hysteria show.  For the “Day of Hysteria” event, the pop-metal group’s five members will be featured commenting about their classic 1987 album Hysteria and the Las Vegas residency they played this past spring that featured a full performance of the record. AXS TV’s debut screening of Viva! Hysteria is scheduled for 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.  The special boasts footage of Def Leppard from various dates on their 11-show stand… Read more

  • Report: Biopic About The Beach Boys’ Dennis Wilson No Longer in Production

    Report: Biopic About The Beach Boys’ Dennis Wilson No Longer in Production

    A planned biopic titled The Drummer about late Beach Boys member Dennis Wilson has been indefinitely shelved, according to The Hollywood Reporter.  The film’s producers tell the publication that several factors have led to the project being put on ice, including the fact that actor Aaron Eckhart, who’d signed on to star in the film, dropped out in June 2012, because he was apparently exhausted from working on another movie, the upcoming I, Frankenstein. “It was a huge blow for us when Eckhart pulled out,” says The Drummer‘s music supervisor Brad Rosenberger, noting that the actor had spent a half… Read more

  • Report: Prince to Appear on "New Girl" Super Bowl Episode

    Report: Prince to Appear on "New Girl" Super Bowl Episode

    Prince is reportedly set to make a rare television appearance on an episode of Fox’s New Girl that will air on Super Bowl Sunday — February 2, 2014. Sources tell E! News that the legendary entertainer, who is a fan of the show, will play himself.  The upcoming episode will be centered around the singer’s notorious house parties, where he is rumored to come between the show’s favorite couple: Jess, played by Zooey Deschanel, and Nick, portrayed by Jake Johnson. Further evidence that Prince will make a cameo comes from actress Hannah Simone, who plays CeCe.  On Wednesday, she tweeted, “Big Deal Alert!… Read more

  • Bon Jovi's Sambora Would "Definitely Think About" Rejoining Bon Jovi in 2014: "There's No Malice There"

    Bon Jovi's Sambora Would "Definitely Think About" Rejoining Bon Jovi in 2014: "There's No Malice There"

    When Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora up and left the band in the middle of its world tour, the group soldiered on as rumors swirled about why he’d left.  Sambora has since revealed that he wanted more time with his family after 30 years of non-stop touring, but he says he has no problem with the idea of rejoining the band. Speaking to Billboard about getting back together with Jon Bon Jovi and the guys, Richie says, “Yes, I would think about it for sure.  There’s no malice here.  You get along for 30 years, that’s a damn good marriage.”… Read more

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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