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Cyndi Lauper, Tony Bennett Set For “Christmas”

Cyndi Lauper, Tony Bennett Set For "Christmas"

Cyndi Lauper and Tony Bennett will help bring some holiday cheer to New York City.  The singers are among those taking part in Wednesday’s NBC special “Christmas in Rockefeller Center.”  Bennett will perform with Lady Gaga at the event, which will also feature Mariah Carey, country stars Trisha Yearwood and LeAnn Rimes, Idina Menzel, the…

Slash, Santana, Manilow Among Stars Contributing To WhyHunger Auction

Slash, Santana, Manilow Among Stars Contributing To WhyHunger Auction

Slash, Carlos Santana, The Allman Brothers, and Barry Manilow are showing their support to WhyHunger.  The stars are among the many celebrities with memorabilia and other packages in the organization’s annual “Hungerthon 2014.”  Slash and Santana each have an autographed guitar up for bid, while Manilow has signed a piano bench for the auction.  The…

Eagles Sue Concert Archivist Over Illegal Bootleg Screenings

Eagles Sue Concert Archivist Over Illegal Bootleg Screenings

Members of the Eagles are suing a New York concert archivist for screening unlicensed footage.  According to the “New York Daily News,” Don Henley and Glenn Frey have accused William Shelley of charging admission to Long Island theaters where he was showing bootleg concert footage without the band’s permission.  The suit says he’s trying to…

Bono Tops “GQ’s” List Of 2014’s Least Influential People

Bono Tops "GQ's" List Of 2014's Least Influential People

Bono is topping a not-so-flattering list by “GQ.”  The magazine put the Irish rocker and his U2 bandmates at number one on its ranking of “The Least Influential People of 2014.”  “GQ” takes aim at the group for teaming up with Apple to “strong-arm” their “Songs of Innocence” album into every iTunes library around the…

Bob Dylan Puts On Concert For One

Bob Dylan Puts On Concert For One

Bob Dylan took a break from his North American tour this weekend to entertain a lone superfan.  Dylan and his band took the stage at Philadelphia’s Academy of Music Sunday to perform in front of one man, Fredrik Wikingsson.  The gig was part of an ongoing Swedish film series dubbed “Experiment Alone,” which explores what…

Stevie Wonder To Receive Presidential Medal Of Freedom

Stevie Wonder To Receive Presidential Medal Of Freedom

Stevie Wonder is receiving special recognition Monday.  He’ll be on hand to accept the Presidential Medal of Freedom in a ceremony at the White House.  The Motown legend is one of 19 people being awarded by President Obama.  Other honorees include actresses Meryl Streep and Marlo Thomas, newsman Tom Brokaw, and composer-lyricist Stephen Sondheim.  The…

Billy Joel To Set Record At Madison Square Garden

Billy Joel To Set Record At Madison Square Garden

Billy Joel is poised to set a record at Madison Square Garden next year.  He’s scheduled his 65th show at the famous New York City arena on July 1st 2015, which will break the record for most performances by any artist at the venue.  The title used to belong to another famous piano man, Elton…

John Lennon Guitar, “Abbey Road” Photos Being Sold At Weekend Auctions

John Lennon Guitar, "Abbey Road" Photos Being Sold At Weekend Auctions

Beatles memorabilia is on the auction block in the UK this weekend.  The guitar John Lennon played when recording The Beatles’ “Paperback Writer” is among the items going up for bid in TracksAuction’s “Rock & Roll Memorabilia Auction,” which will take place in London on Sunday.  The hollow body Gretsch guitar is valued at 650-to-950-thousand-dollars. …

Paul McCartney Concert Footage Gets Virtual Reality Release

Paul McCartney Concert Footage Gets Virtual Reality Release

Paul McCartney fans now have a chance to see his recent San Francisco show in a whole new way.  A new app from Jaunt allows them to watch the rocker sing “Live and Let Die” in virtual reality.  McCartney played the song at the last-ever concert in Candlestick Park back in August, and Jaunt filmed…

Cher Still Sick, Scraps Remaining “Dressed To Kill” Dates

Cher Still Sick, Scraps Remaining "Dressed To Kill" Dates

Cher won’t be resuming her “Dressed To Kill” tour after all.  The singer has announced that she’s canceled all the remaining dates of her trek.  She says “nothing like this has ever happened” to her before.  She also admits she’s “totally devastated,” because she’s “so proud” of her “D2K” show, calling it her “best ever. …

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