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John Mellencamp, Carlos Santana & more playing Carnegie Hall in honor of Clive Davis

L-R: Carlos Santana, Clive Davis/Photo credit: Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Tribeca FestivalThe New York Pops orchestra will honor legendary record executive Clive Davis at its 41st Birthday Gala in April, and many of the artists who've worked with Davis over the years will gather to perform at the event at New York's Carnegie Hall. John Mellencamp and Carlos Santana are both set to perform, with Santana's “Smooth” collaborator Rob Thomas also on the bill.Other artists confirmed for the event include Dionne Warwick, Barry Manilow, Toni Braxton, […]

todayFebruary 28, 2024

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Artists celebrating Elton John and Bernie Taupin’s Gershwin Prize announced

Bernie Taupin and Elton John, the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song 2024 honorees; Photo Credit: Gavin BondElton John and Bernie Taupin are being honored with the Library of Congress’ Gershwin Prize for Popular Song this year, and now, we know who'll be on hand to help them celebrate.Performers confirmed for the event include Eurythmics’ Annie Lennox, Brandi Carlile, Garth Brooks, Maren Morris, Charlie Puth, Jacob Lusk of Gabriels and hard rockers Metallica. While Metallica may seem like an odd choice for an […]

todayFebruary 28, 2024

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Jon Bon Jovi is taking the Fastest Seat In Sports at NTT Indycar Series season opener

MICHAEL TRAN/AFP via Getty ImagesJon Bon Jovi is getting ready to strap in. He will be a special guest at the NTT IndyCar Series season opener: the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, Florida, which starts on March 9. That means Jon gets to take what's called the Fastest Seat In Sports. He will be driven at high speed in a two-seat car around the 1.8 mile temporary street circuit that leads to the starting line for the first race of […]

todayFebruary 28, 2024

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Def Leppard releasing 40th anniversary deluxe edition of ‘Pyromania’

Virgin EMI/Mercury RecordsDef Leppard has announced a deluxe edition of their classic album Pyromania, which celebrated its 40th anniversary last year.Frontman Joe Elliott executive produced the new reissue, which drops April 26, and went deep into the band's archives to uncover unheard demos that are featured on the release.“A labor of love and I loved every minute of it !!” Elliott shares, noting combing through the vaults to find old demos was a “journey only few of us are lucky enough to take.”The […]

todayFebruary 28, 2024

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The Kinks’ Dave Davies blasts latest claim Jimmy Page played on “You Really Got Me”

Al Pereira/Getty ImagesThe Kinks’ Dave Davies is taking issue with Guitar World magazine after they posted an article claiming rock producer Eddie Kramer confirmed the long-held rumor that Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page played guitar on the band’s hit “You Really Got Me.”“I met Jimmy while he was working with the Kinks in the early ’60s when they were doing ‘You Really Got Me,'” he reportedly said. “I know the Davies brothers will say otherwise, but I recall seeing Jimmy coming in and […]

todayFebruary 28, 2024

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On This Day, February 28, 1983: U2 releases their third studio album, ‘War’

On this day, February 28, 1983 …U2 released their third studio album, War, produced by Steve Lillywhite. The album, which is considered the band's first overtly political record, featured two future U2 classics, “Sunday Bloody Sunday” and “New Year’s Day,” which became the band’s first single to chart on the Billboard Hot 100.The album became the band’s first U.K. number one, knocking Michael Jackson’s Thriller out of the top spot. In the U.S., it peaked at 12 on the Billboard 200 album chart and went on to become the band’s first […]

todayFebruary 28, 2024

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Kate Bush named ambassador for 2024 Record Store Day UK

Fish PeopleKate Bush will be the ambassador for the U.K. edition of Record Store Day 2024.In a statement, the "Running Up That Hill" artist calls the title a "huge honor.""It really is a great privilege," Bush says. "Isn't it great to see how the resurgence in vinyl has taken the music industry by complete surprise? It had decided to leave vinyl far behind, but it would seem that not everyone agrees! I love that!"In addition to being the RSD U.K. […]

todayFebruary 28, 2024

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R.E.M.’s Michael Stipe donates handwritten lyrics to charity auction

Roberto Serra - Iguana Press/Getty ImagesR.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe has donated some handwritten lyrics to help raise money for a good cause.The rocker has contributed a signed lyric sheet for the track “Nightswimming” to the Art for Gaza auction. The money raised is going to Doctors Without Borders.The auction is set to run until March 2 at 12 p.m. ET. The initial estimate for the sale was between $1,000 and $1,200, but the current bid has already surpassed that. Bids can […]

todayFebruary 28, 2024

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Billy F Gibbons recruits famous friends for cover of Jimmy Reed classic

Scott Dudelson/Getty ImagesZZ Top's Billy F Gibbons has recruited some musician friends for a cover of blues legend Jimmy Reed's classic track "Baby What You Want Me To Do."The performance teams up Gibbons with the BFG's — Haim’s Danielle Haim on drums, guitarist Matt Sweeny and Tim Montana on maracas — to help show off Fender’s Vintera II Series.The clip features Gibbons on the Vintera II '70s telecaster in Vintage White, with Sweeney on the Vintera II '60s telecaster in Fiesta Red.Fender’s Ventiera II Series is […]

todayFebruary 28, 2024

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