Kool & The Gang To Be Honored With Marian Anderson Award

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Funk-soul band Kool & The Gang is being honored with an award named for pioneering opera singer Marian Anderson. Kool & The Gang, known for hits like "Get Down on It," ''Celebration" and "Ladies Night," has earned two Grammy Awards and seven American Music Awards. The...
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Elton John's Songwriter To Unveil New Visual Art At Exhibit

By JONATHAN LANDRUM Jr. AP Entertainment Writer BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Bernie Taupin is known for his longtime musical work with Elton John, but the British songwriter's visual artistry is stepping into the spotlight through an art exhibit. Taupin's artwork called "Bernie Taupin: The Artist,...
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Rolling Stones Add Guest Artists To North American Tour

NEW YORK (AP) — The Rolling Stones are getting some company on their North American tour. The rockers announced Wednesday they'll be joined by an eclectic group of guest artists as the No Filter Tour travels the continent. St. Paul & The Broken Bones will be on hand when the tour launches at...
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The Rolling Stones in 2002

Rolling Stones Rescheduled Dates Announcement

The Rolling Stones Jacksonville stop on their No Filter tour was originally scheduled for April 24, but due to Mick Jagger's health issues, was postponed. Well, it now looks like we're about to find out when the rescheduled date for the tour will be! The Stones are suggesting that we should get...
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Award Is Offered-And Rescinded -For 'American Pie' Singer

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A lifetime achievement award has been offered — and rescinded — for "American Pie" singer Don McLean. The 73-year-old announced Monday that he's receiving the George and Ira Gershwin Award for Lifetime Musical Achievement, presented by the Student Alumni Association of...
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Paul Simon

Paul Simon To Donate Festival Proceeds To Environmental Orgs

NEW YORK (AP) — Paul Simon is donating all net proceeds from his 2019 Outside Lands Festival performance to two environmental organizations. Simon announced Tuesday that his Aug. 11 performance will benefit the San Francisco Parks Alliance and Friends of the Urban Forest. The Outside Lands Festival...
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Morrissey & Billie Joe Armstrong Cover "Wedding Bell Blues"

Morrissey's much-anticipated album of covers, California Son , won't be released until May 24th, but we have already been given a listen to three songs from the album, including the latest, "Wedding Bell Blues." Video of Wedding Bell Blues Remaining extremely faithful to the original by The 5th...
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Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan Whiskey Distillery To Open Fall 2020 In Nashville

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — More information is being released about music icon Bob Dylan's project in downtown Nashville in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of his "Nashville Skyline" album. Dylan is set to help open a whiskey distillery in fall 2020 under the brand "Heaven's Door." A news...
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Swedish Superstars ABBA: New Song Later This Year

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — ABBA's Bjorn Ulvaeus says fans can expect a new song "in September or October" from the four-member Swedish pop group that broke up 37 years ago. Ulvaeus told Denmark's Ekstra Bladet tabloid on Wednesday that "it takes an extremely long time" to make the video with the...
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Dick Dale, King of Surf Guitar, 'Miserlou' Composer, Is Dead

By LINDSEY BAHR and JOHN ROGERS Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dick Dale, whose pounding, blaringly loud power-chord instrumentals on songs like "Miserlou" and "Let's Go Trippin'" earned him the title King of the Surf Guitar, has died at age 81. His former bassist Sam Bolle says Dick Dale...
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