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Genesis Documentary Due Out On DVD, Blu-Ray In January

Genesis Documentary Due Out On DVD, Blu-Ray In January

Genesis’ career-spanning documentary “Sum of the Parts” is finally getting an official release date.  The BBC film premiered earlier this month in the U.K. under the title “Together and Apart,” and now it’s set to be released on DVD and Blu-ray January 13th.  The home release adds more than 30 minutes of previously unseen footage. …

Neil Diamond Earns 18th Top Ten Album

Neil Diamond Earns 18th Top Ten Album

Neil Diamond is back in a familiar place — the Billboard 200 top ten.  “Billboard” says his 32nd studio album “Melody Road” debuted at number three this week after selling 78-thousand copies in its opening frame.  It’s Diamond’s 18th visit to the top ten, and his first with a new record label.  He released “Melody…

Elton John Praises Pope At AIDS Foundation Event

Elton John Praises Pope At AIDS Foundation Event

Elton John is calling Pope Francis a “hero” worthy of sainthood.  “The Hollywood Reporter” says the rocker gave his praise to His Holiness at a benefit Tuesday for the Elton John AIDS Foundation.  In addition to discussing the battle against the disease, Elton acknowledged how society has become more accepting of gay marriage — and…

Cyndi Lauper “Empowering” The “Freaks” With Early Hits

Cyndi Lauper "Empowering" The "Freaks" With Early Hits

Cyndi Lauper is looking back on her breakthrough hit.  The singer tells “Billboard” her video to “Girls Just Want to Have Fun” was a reaction to the other clips she was seeing at the time.  She uses Bryan Adams’ “Cuts Like A Knife” as an example, admitting she liked the song.  But Cyndi explains that…

Barry Manilow Sings With Whitney Houston Vocals On “The View

Barry Manilow Sings With Whitney Houston Vocals On "The View

Barry Manilow is introducing a new collection of duets he’s recorded using the vocals of musicians who have passed away.  On Tuesday’s episode of “The View,” he stopped by to sing a version of “I Believe In You And Me,” which he rearranged with parts of the late Whitney Houston’s voice. The performance included visuals…

Phil Collins’ Alamo Collection To Be Displayed In New Museum

Phil Collins' Alamo Collection To Be Displayed In New Museum

Phil Collins’ name is being added to a planned museum in San Antonio, Texas.  The Hall of Famer was in the Lone Star State Tuesday to donate his personal collection of Alamo artifacts.  The Phil Collins Alamo Collection — which includes a leather pouch and gun owned by Davy Crockett and a Bowie knife that…

Billy Joel Biography Covers Suicide Attempt, Dating Supermodels

Billy Joel Biography Covers Suicide Attempt, Dating Supermodels

Billy Joel is opening up about an early suicide attempt and getting romantic with supermodels in an upcoming book titled “Billy Joel: The Definitive Biography.”  The Hall of Famer signed a publishing deal for what was supposed to be an autobiography six years ago, but ultimately backed out.  He eventually allowed ghost writer Fred Schruers…

Sting’s “The Last Ship” Opens On Broadway

Sting's "The Last Ship" Opens On Broadway

Sting’s musical is now officially on Broadway.  “The Last Ship” marked its opening night Sunday at New York’s Neil Simon Theater.  And while Sting isn’t in the show, CBS 2 says the audience still got to hear him sing.  The former Police frontman joined the cast to sing the show’s last song during the curtain…

Paul McCartney Enjoying Lucrative Road Trip

Paul McCartney Enjoying Lucrative Road Trip

While health concerns created problems for Paul McCartney’s tour this year, the rock legend’s “Out There” trek is financially fit as a fiddle.  Billboard.com says over the course of the run so far, going back to May 2013, Sir Paul has performed 46 shows on four continents, selling more than one-point-two-million tickets, and earning more…

Mick Fleetwood Photography On Display In Canada

Mick Fleetwood Photography On Display In Canada

Stevie Nicks isn’t the only member of Fleetwood Mac who has a photography exhibit.  Mick Fleetwood is currently displaying some of his photographs at a gallery in Toronto.  The rocker tells Canada’s QMI Agency he’s both excited and nervous about his gallery showing.  He explains that while been exhibiting his work in Maui for years,…

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