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Glenn Frey insists Linda Ronstadt is doing 'fine'

April 11th, 2014 3:00am EDT
Glenn Frey
Eagles rocker Glenn Frey has assured fans old friend and collaborator Linda Ronstadt is doing well after she was forced to skip her induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on Thursday (10Apr14) due to ill health.

The Blue Bayou singer, 67, was a member of the Class of 2014 feted during a ceremony in Brooklyn, New York, but she was a no-show after recently revealing her battle with Parkinson's disease had made travelling cross-country from Los Angeles too difficult for her.

But Frey, who did turn out to the event to honour his pal, insists devotees have no need to worry as she is fee...
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Eagles' Hotel California made into 'world's largest record'

January 3rd, 2014 3:10am EST
Eagles
A replica of rockers the Eagles' iconic album Hotel California has been made into the "world's largest record" and placed on the roof of Los Angeles' fabled Forum venue to celebrate its reopening.

The music icons' 1977 album has sold over 32 million copies worldwide and now it has come back to life with a vinyl recreation that now stands atop the California landmark.

The replica spans 5.7 acres, 407 feet in diameter, and even spins at 17 miles per hours - but does not actually play music.

The stunt is to celebrate the reopening of the Los Angeles venue, which will feature a run of six sh...
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Eagles to re-open fabled Los Angeles Forum with triple treat

July 31st, 2013 3:20am EDT
Eagles
Rockers the Eagles are to help Madison Square Garden owners re-open Los Angeles' fabled Forum with a three-concert stint.

The Hotel California icons will stage back-to-back The History of the Eagles shows at the world-renowned venue, which is undergoing a major $75 million (£50 million) renovation, in January (14).

Officials at The Madison Square Garden Co. purchased the run-down former home of the Los Angeles Lakers in June, 2012, for $23.5 million (£15.6 million) and they teamed up with Eagles stars Glenn Frey, Timothy B. Schmit and Joe Walsh for a press conference at the venue on Tuesd...
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Eagles' Timothy B. Schmit OK After Cancer Scare

January 24th, 2013 5:23pm EST
Timothy B. Schmit
Eagles' bassist Timothy B. Schmit has been given a clean bill of health after undergoing surgery for throat and neck cancer.

The Hotel California hit-maker was diagnosed with the disease back in October, but his personal assistant only revealed the news in December, a few weeks after he was hospitalized in New York for the invasive procedure.

In a post on his fan website TimothyBSchmitOnline.com, she wrote, "The final pathology report stated that he appears to be cancer free, both in his throat and neck. He does not need to have chemo or radiation. Now he just has to keep an eye on thin...
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12 Music Acts That Need To Headline Halftime At The Super Bowl

October 17th, 2012 3:01pm EDT
Beyonce
Now that Beyonce has officially been named the headliner for the halftime show at Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans, we've decided to put together a little wish-list of acts that we think should provide the entertainment during the 30 minutes of downtime the players have to get rejuvenated for the second half of the big game.

With this year's addition of Beyonce, last year's headliner Madonna, and 2011's Black Eyed Peas shows we also think it's time to get back to some tried-and-true rock and roll.

Check out our picks after the jump...

Alice Cooper

The original shock-rocker puts on a ...
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Q&A: Paulina Rubio And Tom Drummond Are Excited For The 2012 New Orleans JazzFest

April 9th, 2012 6:30pm EDT
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A few things come to mind when we think about New Orleans- food, booze, Mardi Gras and great music. When we think of great music, we think of the seven day festival that we are so excited to be covering this year- the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. As with every year of the celebrity packed event, this year’s lineup is epic. Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, The Eagles, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Foo Fighters, Zac Brown Band, My Morning Jacket, Ne-Yo, Al Green, Paulina Rubio, Bonnie Raitt, The Beach Boys, Florence + The Machine, Better than Ezra, Cee Lo Green, The Nevi...
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The Eagles To Be Honored By Berklee College

March 30th, 2012 11:46am EDT
Eagles
Iconic rockers The Eagles are to receive honorary degrees from Boston's prestigious Berklee College of Music.

The music school, based in Boston, Massachusetts, has awarded honorary doctorates to influential musical figures for over 40 years, with past recipients including Duke Ellington, Quincy Jones, David Bowie and Aerosmith's Steven Tyler.

This year's honorees are the Hotel California stars, as well as bluegrass singer Alison Krauss and Ethiopian musician Mulatu Astatke.

They will receive their degrees at a ceremony on May 12th at Boston University's Agganis Arena.
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Tara Reid Falls Off The Wagon In France?

December 29th, 2010 2:23pm EST
Tara Reid
Tara Reid has sparked rumors she's slipped back into boozing after allegedly enjoying an alcohol-fueled night out in a French ski resort this week.

The American Pie star, who spent 60 days in rehab in 2009 in a bid to kick a drinking problem, has been spending the festive season with pals at the Alpine resort of Courchevel.

On Monday, the group reportedly enjoyed a wild evening at a restaurant called La Mangeoire, ordering numerous bottles of champagne, and Reid even treated fellow revelers to a karaoke rendition of Eagles song Hotel California, according to New York Post gossip column ...
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Bon Jovi Scores Top-Selling Tour Of 2010

December 29th, 2010 8:19am EST
Bon Jovi
Rockers Bon Jovi are ending 2010 on a high after scoring the year's top-selling tour.

The band sold a massive $201 million worth of tickets worldwide for The Circle Tour, topping a list of 2010's highest-grossing concert attractions compiled by Pollstar magazine.

AC/DC came in at number two with $177 million, followed by Irish band U2 at three with $161 million.

Lady Gaga is the only pop act in the top five, earning $134 million from her Monster Ball tour, and the list is rounded out by Metallica with $110 million.

Other acts to feature in the top 10 include Michael Buble, Paul McCa...
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The Eagles Cancel Shows, Reports Say Bass Player Ill

May 22nd, 2010 5:00pm EDT
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The Eagles have scrapped two upcoming stadium shows with Keith Urban and the Dixie Chicks amid reports bass player Timothy B. Schmit is ill.

The classic rockers have refused to offer a reason for the cancellations in Pennsylvania on June 14 and 15, but the band has only just returned to the road after scrapping a string of shows to allow bassist Timothy B. Schmit to recover from unexpected surgery.

The group cancelled a handful of concerts when Schmit fell ill. He underwent surgery on May 14.

Performing at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado on Thursday night, Schmit took a moment ...
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Beyonce Named Most Successful Musician Of The Decade

February 19th, 2010 8:51am EST
Beyonce
Beyonce has landed another major accolade - she has been named the most successful musician of the new century's first decade in America.

Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) bosses have released their decade list of the bestselling artists, and Grammy Award record breaker Beyonce tops both the albums and video certifications and ringtone certifications countdown.

She landed 64 gold and platinum certifications for sales of albums and videos and a further 19 for ringtones.

The Eagles topped all other groups in total gold and platinum awards with 48, while the late Michae...
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Highlights & Embarrassing Bits Of 'American Idol's' Season 9 Boston Auditions

January 13th, 2010 9:09am EST
American Idol
For "American Idol" fans, last night's premiere was nothing if not bittersweet. Sweet because after the long hiatus, "Idol" is finally back, bitter because last night was the last first time we'll ever see Simon Cowell again.

Luckily, we will be able to watch Simon, one last time, make the rounds through various cities and spitting snarky venom at various poor singers. It's a bit of car crash delight that comes but once a year and signals we are again at the beginning of a brand new "Idol" season.

But before we get to the embarrassing bits of attempted music, let's review the actual...
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Madonna Is Music's Biggest Moneymaker

June 25th, 2009 11:56am EDT
Madonna
In the last 12 months, a sold-out worldwide tour, international sales of her latest album, and lucrative endorsement deals put Madonna's earnings at $110 million, according to Forbes.com. Nowhere near the top 10 list? Britney Spears.

In second place is Celine Dion, who earned an estimated $100 million from June 2008 to June 2009. Beyonce Knowles came in third, earning $87 million. She dropped a double album, starred in two films, and embarked on what is expected to be, at minimum, a 110-date international tour.

The top 10 musicians on the list earned a combined $719 million, up from ...
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Don Henley Sues Politician Over 'Stolen' Songs

April 20th, 2009 9:56am EDT
Don Henley
The Eagles star Don Henley is suing California politician Charles Devore after the state assemblyman used the rocker's music as part of his campaign march - and altered lyrics without permission.

Henley claims the Republican ripped him off by revamping two of his popular hits in his fight to unseat California Senator Barbara Boxer last year.

In his federal lawsuit, obtained by TMZ.com, Henley claims DeVore added his own lyrics to The Boys of Summer, in which he took aim at President Barack Obama. DeVore reportedly posted the video on various social networking sites. YouTube.com ...
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List Of The 51st Grammy Awards Winners

February 9th, 2009 9:07am EST
Robert Plant
Former Led Zeppelin star Robert Plant and his new performance partner Alison Krauss were the toast of the 51st Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday night after claiming a fistful of honors.

The duo picked up awards for Album of The Year, Record of The Year, Best Pop Collaboration, Best Country Collaboration and Best Contemporary Folk/Americana Album.

Lil Wayne, who was the most nominated artist at this year's Grammys, took home three prizes and a share of the Best Rap Performance for a Duo or Group for Swagga Like Us with Jay-Z, T.I. and Kanye West. Coldplay were also triple w...
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Writer's Viewpoint: Disputing An Iconic Song List

January 30th, 2009 2:14pm EST
Beatles
It takes a cataclysmic event to derail Overrated/Underrated from its usual Friday spot. Currently the Oscars have been serving as that disruptive force, but this week interruption comes from the most unlikely source: a sports columnist from the Kansas City Star.

This is because Joe Posnanski has suggested on his blog that we stop voting artists into the Rock 'N' Roll Hall of Fame and shift our focus to Hall-Worthy songs. Songs he deems "Iconic". His criterion for including a song on the ballot is that it be "A song that represents a set of beliefs or a way of life. So, I see these s...
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Madonna's Tour Tops Big-Earners Poll

December 30th, 2008 9:41am EST
Madonna
Pop queen Madonna has reasons to be cheerful as her divorce from Guy Ritchie rumbles on - her Sticky & Sweet world tour was the highest-grossing U.S. jaunt of 2008.

The Material Girl star's series of shows in North America raked in $105.3 million, according to Pollstar magazine.

Celine Dion came second in the list, taking $94 million on her first U.S. tour since her five-year residency in Las Vegas, and The Eagles made third place with more than $73 million for their series of dates.

The top five highest-grossing tours of the U.S. in 2008 was rounded out by country singer ...
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Bon Jovi Land 2008's Highest Grossing Tour

December 11th, 2008 12:06pm EST
Bon Jovi
Rockers Bon Jovi have beaten out competition from Bruce Springsteen and Madonna to secure the highest grossing tour of 2008.

The Livin' On A Prayer hit-makers' Lost Highway international trek brought in $210.6 million, just ahead of Springsteen's Magic Tour, which grossed $204.5 million worldwide, according to Billboard.

Pop superstar Madonna and her Sticky & Sweet dates came third in the countdown, garnering $162 million, despite the Material Girl star still performing concerts across the globe.

Despite canceling a string of gigs due to ill health, Celine Dion makes the t...
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Avril Lavigne Fires Her Manager

December 11th, 2008 11:45am EST
Advil Latrine
Pop star Avril Lavigne has reportedly fired her management company in a bid to revive her flagging career.

The Canadian singer's last album, 2007's The Best Damn Thing, sold more than 5.4 million copies worldwide, failing to live up to the eight million sales of her previous LP, 2004's Under My Skin. Her recent tour to promote The Best Damn Thing was also hit by rumors of low ticket sales.

And now Lavigne is said to have dismissed her longtime manager, Terry McBride of Nettwerk, in a reported bid to change the direction of her career. A source tells celebrity blogger Perez Hilto...
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Reel Busy 2009 In Store For Reel Big Fish, New Album Of Covers Due Jan. 20

October 21st, 2008 7:00pm EDT
Reel Big Fish
OC'S original skanking pranksters Reel Big Fish have finished mixing and mastering the tracks that will make up their new album, a 10 song serving of high-energy covers which they've dubbed, Fame, Fortune and Fornication.

The release is set to include the band's signature ska take on such classics as Poison's "Talk Dirty To Me", Tom Petty's "I Won't Back Down", John Mellencamp's "Authority Song", and The Eagles "The Long Run." For good measure, Reel Big Fish pay tribute to their early ska/reggae forefather's with versions of Desmond Dekker's "Keep A Cool Head" and Toots and The Maytals...
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Five 'Love Songs' That Aren't Really Love Songs

July 30th, 2008 9:32am EDT
Sting
The time has come. You've fallen in love. You just can't stop thinking about your significant other. You're ready to take the next step. You're ready to make them a mix tape.

Seems easy right? Just Google "Love Songs" and pop the first 15 you see into your iTunes, hit the circle in the upper right-hand corner and burn away. But not so fast, Romeo. There are pitfalls in the world of blindly including love songs.

In fact, there are many songs purported as anthems of adoration that are anything but. Tunes so misinterpreted that they turn into wedding standards and accompany f...
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The Most Underrated And Overrated Breakup Songs

June 27th, 2008 10:51am EDT
Eagles
Of all the different types of songs, none is more essential than the Breakup Song. Sure, love songs are nice and dance songs are fun, but when you're feeling blue, a good breakup song is nearly a panacea. Knowing someone else has felt that low and hearing it perfectly articulated can pry the Jack Daniels from your hands for a minute and allow you to once again think that life is worth living.

Artists produce breakup songs with a prolificacy only outdone by love songs. With so many to choose from, and so many situations in which to listen to them, selecting the best breakup song is im...
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AARP Tour: Bands That Shouldn't Be Touring Anymore

June 24th, 2008 10:25am EDT
Steely Dan
Sometimes it seems like a band just doesn't know when to quit. Just imagine how many times you've heard some classic rock DJ try to pawn off front row tickets to Steely Dan, or how many advertisements you've seen for a free REO Speedwagon show at the naval base followed by fireworks and the Glen Hill retirement community brass band. While I'll admit that the willingness of these groups to play every major outdoor amphitheater each summer showcases their tenacity, it doesn't exactly work wonders for their dignity. After a while, playing to half-empty audiences of drunken suburbanites has to ...
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AC/DC Signs A Deal With Wal-Mart

June 10th, 2008 9:15am EDT
AC/DC
Australian rockers AC/DC have signed a deal with Wal-Mart to exclusively release their forthcoming studio album through the retail giant.

The band is set to release the as-yet-unnamed LP, their first in eight years, through the budget store later this year.

The move will see the rockers follow in the footsteps of country star Garth Brooks and rockers The Eagles, who both released albums to achieve high sales through the store.

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Don Henley: 'I've Said Some Outrageous Things About Bush'

May 9th, 2008 10:28am EDT
Don Henley
The Eagles rocker Don Henley is amazed he has been allowed to openly insult and criticize President George W. Bush, while other musicians have been vilified.

Rock fans turned on The Eagles' country contemporaries The Dixie Chicks when they said they were ashamed to hail from Bush's home state of Texas - yet Henley has compared the president to a chimpanzee and suffered no consequences.

He tells TheBoot.com, "Where other people might not be able to get away with it - like our friends the Dixie Chicks, bless their hearts - we get away with it. I've said some outrageous things about ...
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Tom Petty Reforms His First Band, Mudcrutch

April 23rd, 2008 10:01am EDT
Mudcrutch
The long awaited debut album from Mudcrutch, recorded in just two weeks last August, will be released on Reprise Records on April 29. Mudcrutch features Tom Petty, Mike Campbell, Benmont Tench, Tom Leadon, and Randall Marsh.

In the early 70's, they were heroes in their hometown of Gainesville, Florida. Mudcrutch seemed poised for more. But the band never cracked the national music scene or made a full album. Now, more than 30 years later and quite unexpectedly, the Mudcrutch story continues.

In addition to the release of the album on April 29, the band began a short tour of intima...
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Can Guitar Hero Top Itself?

April 10th, 2008 2:30pm EDT
Guitar Hero
When the first Guitar Hero was released for the Playstation 2 in November 2005, it was met with both critical acclaim and a lot of buzz: a video game that substituted a simulated guitar for the standard controller? Why, it was unheard of! The game sold a modest 1.5 million copies and was popular enough to launch an entire franchise that has only gotten better with time.

Take, for example, the setlists. The original game, with a mere 47 songs, was composed of almost entirely cover versions. Guitar Hero II, on the other hand, contained 64 songs, four of which were actually recorded by th...
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Safetysuit Lives Up To Their Name; Debut Disc Out May 13

March 23rd, 2008 10:00am EDT
Safetysuit
Meet Safetysuit – four talented musicians from Tulsa who are as comfortable with their music as they are with each other. When asked what makes a good song, singer/guitarist Doug Brown replies with a simple answer, "quintessential good melody and good lyrics." This recipe clearly works for Safetysuit whose songs capture the grandeur and depth of U2, with an imaginative pop sensibility at its core and a dizzying wall of guitars as its backdrop.

After stirring up a huge buzz on Tulsa's local circuit under the name Crew, the band headed off to Nashville to record their first EP, playing g...
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Children Of Musical Stars Face Off In 'Rock The Cradle'

March 11th, 2008 3:45pm EDT
Bobby Brown
Children of famous musicians including Bobby Brown, MC Hammer and Olivia Newton John are set to compete in a new reality talent show to discover the next American singing sensation.

MTV has gathered Landon Brown, A'keiba Burrell-Hammer and Newton John's daughter Chloe Rose Lattanzi to battle it out on new TV program entitled Rock The Cradle, which is due to premiere on April 3.

The show - which will see the pop wannabes compete every week in their bid for fame - will be judged by a host of celebrities and music industry bosses.

Other celebrity kids set to rock the stage inclu...
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Notes & Quotes

February 13th, 2008 8:00pm EST
Elle Macpherson
Elle Macpherson's nickname in school was 'Smelly Ellie,' although the supermodel insists it was only because it rhymed.

"My grandfather had a baby when he was 90 and then he passed away and he left his wife pregnant, and she had a baby six months after he died... So now I can wait until (I'm) at least 80." Enrique Iglesias, 33, won't be rushing into fatherhood.

"The top of my head hits his armpit, so I drag my apple box around... and stand on it." Reese Witherspoon on filming romantic scenes with tall actor Vince Vaughn in new comedy Four Christmases.

"You're never going to ...
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