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On This Day, April 11, 1981: Eddie Van Halen married Valerie Bertinelli

On This Day, April 11, 1981 …Eddie Van Halen married One Day at a Time actress Valerie Bertinelli eight months after meeting her at a concert in Shreveport, Louisiana. They welcomed their first and only child, Wolfgang, in 1991, but the marriage didn't last, and Bertinelli filed for divorce in 2005. Despite the end of their marriage, the pair remained close over the years. In fact, Bertinelli and Van Halen's second wife were both at his side when he died on October 6, 2020, at the age […]

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Adam Levine calls Mick Jagger’s “Moves Like Jagger” video surreal

ABC/ Craig SjodinLast month, Mick Jagger posted a video of him dancing to a band playing Maroon 5’s hit “Moves Like Jagger,” and Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine still can’t believe it. “It’s really surreal,” Levine shared during an appearance on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon. “It’s just one of those things you’re like, ‘Oh my, like how is this possible. What is happening. It’s bizarre.’” Jagger posted the video with the caption, “Moves like who!” and Maroon 5 shared their […]

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Jon Bon Jovi recalls first paid recording job on the ‘Star Wars Christmas Album’

RhinoJon Bon Jovi's first hit was "Runaway," but as many fans know, his first paid job as a singer was on Christmas in the Stars: Star Wars Christmas Album. He discussed the latter on April 10 during his appearance on ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live!Jon was working as a gofer at the studio where the Star Wars Christmas Album was being made. The man in charge of the album needed a young-sounding guy to sing on a track called "R2-D2 We Wish You a Merry Christmas" and tapped Jon for the […]

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Ahead of all-star tribute concert, Sheryl Crow remembers Jimmy Buffett as a “great man”

Tim Mosenfelder/Getty ImagesSheryl Crow is just one of the big names performing at Keep The Party Going: A Tribute to Jimmy Buffett, a concert in honor of the late singer taking place April 11 at the Hollywood Bowl. Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen, Jon Bon Jovi, the Eagles and Jackson Browne are also on the bill. Sheryl says she and Buffett met even before she was famous: He hired her to sing backup vocals on a project after her two-year stint […]

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Billy Idol shares secrets behind the making of the “Rebel Yell” video

Capitol/UMeBilly Idol's single “Rebel Yell" was a huge hit for him, thanks to its video being in heavy rotation on MTV, and that was exactly what he was hoping for when he shot the clip. In a new video posted to social media, Idol gives fans some behind-the-scenes info on the making of the video, and what he and his team hoped it would do for his career.  “We deliberately did a live performance video ... we wanted to show the people in America […]

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America co-founder Gerry Beckley debuts second single from upcoming self-titled release

Blue Élan RecordsAmerica co-founder Gerry Beckley is giving fans another preview of his upcoming self-titled solo album. The artist has just shared the song “Well Worn Shoes,” the second track he’s released from the record, following the debut single, “Crazy.”Beckley calls the tune “probably the closest I’ve ever come to something autobiographical,” with the lyrics reflecting Beckley’s struggle being away from his family while on tour.You can listen to “Well Worn Shoes” via digital outlets and on YouTube.Gerry Beckley, due out June 28, is […]

todayApril 10, 2024

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Jon Bon Jovi says he and Richie Sambora watched episodes of their Hulu documentary together

Disney Picture GroupWhile fans may think that Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora are permanently estranged, that doesn't seem to be the case.Ahead of the April 26 streaming debut of their documentary Thank You, Goodnight: The Bon Jovi Story, Jon told Entertainment Tonight that he and Sambora watched the first three episodes of the documentary together. He said it was the first time he saw Sambora — albeit onscreen — apologize for leaving the band in 2013."It was never about money, […]

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The Rolling Stones announce Gary Clark Jr. as opener for first show on US tour

Courtesy of The Rolling StonesThe Rolling Stones have announced Gary Clark Jr. as the opener for the first show of their upcoming U.S. tour.The show takes place April 28 at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas. Clark is originally from Austin, Texas.Following the Houston date, the Stones will play New Orleans Jazz Fest in May, followed by U.S. stadium performances throughout May, June and July. They'll be supporting their new album, Hackney Diamonds, which was released in October and marked their first […]

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Paul McCartney reveals his most embarrassing guitar moment

ABC/ Heidi GutmanPaul McCartney is opening up about one of his most embarrassing moments as a musician in the latest episode of his podcast, Paul McCartney: A Life in Lyrics.In discussing his early guitar playing, McCartney shared that originally he thought he was good, noting he even had to teach John Lennon guitar chords. John was more familiar with the banjo chords, since he was taught to play guitar by his mom, who only knew how to play banjo. But during an early show at […]

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