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Roger Daltrey Honors John Entwistle At London Concert

3/26/2011 8:00am EDT
Roger Daltrey
The Who star Roger Daltrey remembered the band's late bassist John Entwistle in an emotional tribute during a charity show in London on Thursday night.

The legendary rocker took to the stage for a solo performance at the British capital's Royal Albert Hall as part of his Teenage Cancer Trust gigs, which raise money for sick youngsters.

And, according to NME.com, Daltrey used the opportunity to honor his late The Who band mate, who died of a heart attack in Las Vegas in 2002.

As he thrilled the crowd by playing songs from the band's 1969 album Tommy, Daltrey told them, "Back in the '70...
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Cream's Jack Bruce Wants Simon Cowell 'Exterminated'

1/10/2011 7:29pm EST
Jack Bruce
British rock icon Jack Bruce has called for Simon Cowell's extermination - because he believes the music mogul is single-handedly wrecking the industry.

The Cream star insists so many great acts would never have made it in the 1960s if Cowell had been a major part of the music business - and the bass player fears for the future of music under svengalis like the man behind TV talent shows The X Factor and Britain's Got Talent.

Bruce tells Britain's Uncut magazine, "He should be exterminated.

"You can pretty much guarantee that had that bastard Cowell been around at the beginning of the '6...
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Roger Daltrey Was Recovering From Secret Throat Surgery At Super Bowl Gig

1/5/2011 10:15am EST
Roger Daltry
The Who rocker Roger Daltrey has fired back at critics who savaged his 2010 Super Bowl performance, revealing he underwent surgery to remove a pre-cancerous growth from his throat just weeks before the big concert.

The singer was heavily criticized for failing to hit the high notes during The Who's half-time show - and now he's explaining why he may not have been on top form.

In a CBS TV interview at the beginning of December Daltrey revealed his voice wasn't "performing in a normal way" and friends put him in touch with master throat surgeon Steven Zeitel in Massachusetts in late 2009.

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Groupie Queen Pamela Des Barres Reflects On VH1 Documentary

1/4/2011 9:56am EST
Pamela_Des_Barres
What does it really take to be one of the most recognized muses in rock ‘n’ roll? Just ask fiery haired Pamela Des Barres, the world’s most famous groupie. Before TMZ and Perez Hilton reported on the escapades of celebrities, the now 62-year-old California girl set off to meet her idols and was doing plenty of kissing, but no telling, at least until she published her world renowned memoir in 1987, I’m With The Band. Finally, she dished on what it was really like to be with some of music’s most influential artists, including Mick Jagger, Keith Moon, Jimmy Page, and Jim Morrison. Yet, it wasn...
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Live Nation Sued Over Pete Townshend Photos

12/13/2010 2:13pm EST
The Who
A British rock photographer has filed suit against bosses at music industry giant Live Nation for allegedly using an iconic image of Pete Townshend on merchandise without permission.

Ross Halfin snapped a black-and-white photo in 1978 during The Who's final performance with original drummer Keith Moon and he claims the concert promoters have "grossly misappropriated" the image.

Court documents filed in Manhattan federal court allege Live Nation bosses created a stylized reproduction that is "a wholesale copying," by slapping his photo on lithographs, lighters "and even a blanket."

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Black Eyed Peas To Headline Super Bowl Half-Time Show

11/27/2010 10:19am EST
Black Eyed Peas
The Black Eyed Peas have crushed Kenny Chesney's hopes of headlining the 2011 Super Bowl half-time show after football bosses named the pop stars as next year's main act.

Earlier this year, Chesney threw his cowboy hat in the ring for consideration as a performer for the big game in Arlington, Texas after fans created a Facebook page online, called Kenny Chesney for Super Bowl 2011.

He told reporters: "I would love to do half-time at the Super Bowl. That'd be fun."

However, it's the Black Eyed Peas who will run the show at Super Bowl XLV on February 6th, National Football League (NFL)...
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Keith Richards & Mick Jagger Top Rock Feuds List

11/25/2010 11:45am EST
Rolling Stones
Keith Richards and Mick Jagger's on/off feud has handed the Rolling Stones bandmates the top spot on a new list of warring rockers.

The duo has beaten Simon & Garfunkel to the number one position on Rolling Stone magazine's new Greatest Rock Feuds Of All Time countdown.

The publication's editors handed the Brits top place following the pair's recent falling out over extracts in Richards' new biography Life, in which the guitarist mocked the frontman's "tiny dodger", among a series of surprising jibes.

The top five list is:

1. Mick Jagger & Keith Richards
2. Paul Simon & Art Garfunkel
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Gene Simmons Slams Simon Cowell

11/23/2010 8:29am EST
Gene Simmons
Gene Simmons wants Simon Cowell's job - he's convinced he would make a better judge on the TV mogul's reality singing contests because he has real experience in the music industry.

The Kiss rocker has joined a string of stars, including Elton John and The Who's Roger Daltrey, who have taken aim at Cowell and his hit TV competitions. Simmons insists he is "more qualified than anybody" to dole out advice on the programs, which he claims will never discover any new music legends like Jimi Hendrix or Robert Plant.

He tells Britain's Daily Star, "I think I could be the sole judge on The X Fa...
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Reviewed! The Moody Blues - 'Threshold Of A Dream: Live At The Isle of Wight Festival' DVD

7/12/2010 8:00pm EDT
moody blues
The Moody Blues: “Threshold of a Dream: Live at the Isle of Wight Festival” - Eagle Rock Ent.

If you see only one Moody Blues DVD this year (and c’mon, why wouldn’t you?), make it their recently released “Threshold of a Dream: Live at the Isle of Wight Festival,” a picture perfect account of their performance at, yes, you guessed it, the famed 1970 Isle of Wight Festival. Even though the festival played host to acts that operated on a much different wavelength – the Doors, the Who, Jimi Hendrix, Jethro Tull and Miles Davis – the Moody Blues - Justin Hayward, John Lodge, Ray Thomas, Graeme ...
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Celebrity Birthdays - May 19, 2010

5/19/2010 3:00am EDT
Pete Townshend
Happy Birthday to:

The Who guitarist Pete Townshend (1945)

Jazz bassist/actor Kyle Eastwood (1968)

Original AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd (1954)

Punk pioneer Joey Ramone (1951; d. 2001)

"A View To A Kill" actress Grace Jones (1948)

"Star Wars" saga actor Peter Mayhew (1944)

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Celebrity Weekend In Photos: The Super Bowl, Beijing, Brazil & More

2/8/2010 9:15am EST
Carrie Underwood Super Bowl
Carrie Underwood sang the national anthem before the NFL Super Bowl XLIV football game between the Indianapolis Colts and New Orleans Saints in Miami, Sunday, Feb. 7. The Saints won 31-17. See what other celebrities did over the weekend!

Jackie Chan posed with two tiger toys during a ceremony to launch a tiger protection project with WildAid in Beijing, Friday, Feb. 5. The project will raise public awareness to protect the endangered tiger species.

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Pete Townshend Upset By Pre-Super Bowl Attack

2/5/2010 7:38pm EST
Pete Townshend
The Who star Pete Townshend has been left "really saddened" by the actions of child welfare groups in the Miami, Florida area after officials posted flyers warning of the rocker's impending arrival to homes near Sunday's Super Bowl site.

The "My Generation" star was arrested and placed on Britain's sex offenders list in 2003 after he was involved in a child pornography scandal - and members of U.S. group Protect Our Children wanted to remind parents living near the Sun Life Stadium that he would be in the area this week, preparing for The Who's much-anticipated half-time appearance.

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The Best And Worst Super Bowl Halftime Shows (Videos)

1/29/2010 2:49pm EST
The Who
The Who will do the honors of entertaining Super Bowl halftime audiences that don't switch over to the Puppy Bowl this year. The history of the halftime show is a surprising display of ups-and-downs, from mind-blowing performances to corny overproduced ego trips.

Best: Michael Jackson, Super Bowl XXVII

The halftime show was hurting. Two years prior, the New Kids on the Block performance was pre-empted by coverage on Desert Storm and their performance was edited down and shown after the game. Then, FOX swooped in and scooped million of viewers away from the halftime show the next year (mo...
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Celebrity Birthdays, October 9

10/9/2009 3:00am EDT
Tony Shalhoub
Happy Birthday to:

Monk star Tony Shalhoub (1953)

Musician Sean Lennon (1975)

British singer P.J. Harvey (1969)

Star Trek captain Scott Bakula (1954)

"America's Got Talent" judge Sharon Osbourne (1952)

American singer/songwriter Jackson Browne (1948)

Reggae musician Peter Tosh (1944; d. 1987)

The Who bassist John Entwistle (1944; d. 2002)

Beatle John Lennon (1940; d. 1980)

Star Wars Episode I voice actor Brian Blessed (1936)

Scottish Scrooge actor Alastair Sim (1900; d. 1976)

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Celebrity Birthdays, August 23

8/23/2009 3:00am EDT
Scott Caan
Happy Birthday to The Strokes lead singer Julian Casablancas (1978), LA Laker Kobe Bryant (1978), actor Scott Caan (1976), Crazy Town singer Shifty (1974), "Star Wars Episode I" actor Ray Park (1974), actor River Phoenix (1970; d. 1993), actor/comedian Jay Mohr (1970), singer/soap star Rick Springfield (1949), "Cheers" actress Shelley Long (1949), British actor David Robb (1947), The Who drummer Keith Moon (1947; d. 1978), novelist Nelson DeMille (1943), "I Dream Of Jeannie" actress Barbara Eden (1934), actress Vera Miles (1929), singer Tex Williams (1917; d. 1985), and "Singin' In The Rain...
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Unexpected, Untimely And Shocking Deaths In Music

7/1/2009 11:15am EDT
Shocking music deaths
Heart attacks. Plane crashes. Car crashes. Drug overdoses. Murder. Over the years, these have become some of the most common causes of the often shocking deaths in the music industry. On a lighter note, some might argue that even ham sandwiches have been involved.

Regardless of the cause, take a look back at these musical icons that have left us way, way, way too soon - yet have left us with legacies that will live on forever. The majority of these deaths, in addition to being sudden and shocking, were in some way either ironic or just completely messed up. Rock on...

Michael Jackso...
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Celebrity Birthdays, May 19

5/19/2009 3:00am EDT
Pete Townshend
Happy Birthday to jazz bassist/actor Kyle Eastwood (1968), original AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd (1954)punk pioneer Joey Ramone (1951; d. 2001), "A View To A Kill" actress Grace Jones (1948), The Who guitarist Pete Townshend (1945), "Star Wars" saga actor Peter Mayhew (1944), and civil rights activist Malcolm X (1925; d. 1965).

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Int'l Pop Icon Kylie Minogue Announces First Ever North American Tour

5/7/2009 1:30pm EDT
Kylie Minogue
North American fans of international pop superstar Kylie Minogue will finally get a chance to experience the icon live in concert when her 6-city tour kicks off in Oakland, CA on September 30th.

Over the course of her extraordinary 20-year-career, Minogue has been a global force in pop music with more than 40 million albums sold worldwide, 50 hit singles including the U.S. Billboard dance-chart toppers "Can't Get You Our of My Head," "Love At First Sight," "Slow," and the Grammy-Award winning "Come Into My World," countless awards and accolades including an OBE from the Queen and 8 s...
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Rob Thomas Ready To Rock With Second Solo Album, Out June 30

4/29/2009 2:37pm EDT
Rob Thomas
Emblem/Atlantic recording artist Rob Thomas has announced the forthcoming release of his second solo album, titled Cradlesong. Due on June 30th, the album features the first single, "Her Diamonds," which hit radio and video outlets in mid-April. Once again produced by Matt Serletic, Cradlesong is the eagerly anticipated follow-up to Thomas' 2005 solo debut - the #1, RIAA platinum …Something To Be.

"I like musical hybrids," says Thomas about the musical direction of the new album. "Like, 'What would it sound like if we took Prince's drummer and mixed him with really amazing Nashville...
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The Beatles' Entire Original Recorded Catalog Remastered; Out Sept.9

4/10/2009 5:00pm EDT
Beatles
Apple Corps Ltd. and EMI Music are delighted to announce the release of the original Beatles catalog, which has been digitally re-mastered for the first time, for worldwide CD release on Wednesday, September 9, 2009 (9-9-09), the same date as the release of the widely anticipated "The Beatles: Rock Band" video game. Each of the CDs is packaged with replicated original UK album art, including expanded booklets containing original and newly written liner notes and rare photos. For a limited period, each CD will also be embedded with a brief documentary film about the album. On the same date,...
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Canadian Rockers Inward Eye Are Set To Conquer The US This Summer

3/29/2009 5:00pm EDT
Inward Eye
Canadian rockers Inward Eye are set to conquer the US this summer with their raucous sound and utterly dynamic live show. With dates supporting Sum 41, as well as a stint on the Warped Tour and a performance at Bamboozle, the guys of IE will be introducing American fans to their high energy club shows that have won over hoards of Canadian tastemakers.

With a sound reminiscent of The Jam, The Kinks, The Clash and The Who, the brothers Erickson, Dave (vocals/bass), Kyle (guitar/vocals), and Anders (drums), released their highly anticipated EP in Canada in January to satiate their rabid a...
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Writer's Viewpoint: Disputing An Iconic Song List

1/30/2009 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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Rush To Release 'Retrospective III' March 3

1/20/2009 6:00pm EST
Rush
Anthem/Atlantic recording group Rush has announced details of the upcoming third volume in its continuing compilation series. "Retrospective III (1989-2008)" arrives in stores on March 3rd.

The collection - available as both individual CD and two-disc CD/DVD set - features tracks culled from the legendary trio's two decades with Atlantic Records, spanning such acclaimed studio works as 1989's Presto, 1991's Roll The Bones, 1993's Counterparts, 1996's Test For Echo, 2002's Vapor Trails, and 2007's Snakes & Arrows. In addition, Retrospective III features a previously unreleased live ve...
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Razorlight Sets Sights On U.S. - New CD Set For March Release

1/11/2009 10:00am EST
Razorlight
After captivating British fans for more than four years, London-based Razorlight - fronted by lead singer/guitarist Johnny Borrell - now turns its attention to the U.S. as the newest addition to the Mercury Records roster in America. Razorlight's third album, Slipway Fires, released November in the UK on Universal's Vertigo label, will be issued in the U.S. on Mercury in March 2009, coinciding with a major North American tour schedule. First single "Wire To Wire," has already reached Top 5 on the UK national chart.

Since their formation in 2002 - and the UK release of their debut album...
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Tis The Season For... Things We Love (To Hate!)

12/24/2008 5:45pm EST
Pearl Harbor
With the holiday season upon us in full force, we thought it would be totally inappropriate if we came up with this list of things in the entertainment world that totally annoy us, repulse us, bother us, and that we just plain can't stand. Yeah, "hate" is a really strong word so we aren't going to use that any further than just hyperbole for our headline here.

But seriously, we get tired of hearing about the celebs, despise these films and cannot stand either the music or image of the bands and musicians listed below. Be sure to add your comments at let us know who you can't stand at ...
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Where Do Bands Get Their Names?

11/11/2008 11:01am EST
The Band
Sometimes the music doesn't matter. A band that channels the combined genius of John Lennon, Strauss and The Spice Girls can still fall flat with the wrong name. After all, who wants to tell people that their favorite band is called "Truck" or "Lug Nut?" A bad name can kill the potential of any group of musicians. It took more than a few tries to get it right for many of the most popular groups of all time. A few young gents from Britain started off their career calling themselves The Detours and then The High Numbers before ultimately settling on The Who.

Rock history is rife with lor...
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Celebrity Birthdays, October 9

10/9/2008 3:00am EDT
Tony Shalhoub
Happy Birthday to musician Sean Lennon (1975), LPGA golfer Annika Sorenstam (1970), British singer P.J. Harvey (1969), Star Trek captain Scott Bakula (1954), Monk star Tony Shalhoub (1953), Prince of Darkness manager/wife Sharon Osbourne (1952), American singer/songwriter Jackson Browne (1948), reggae musician Peter Tosh (1944; d. 1987), The Who bassist John Entwistle (1944; d. 2002), Beatle John Lennon (1940; d. 1980), Star Wars Episode I voice actor Brian Blessed (1936), and Scottish Scrooge actor Alastair Sim (1900; d. 1976).

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Celebrity Birthdays, August 23

8/23/2008 3:00am EDT
Scott Caan
Happy Birthday to Olympic swimmer Natalie Coughlin (1982), The Strokes lead singer Julian Casablancas (1978), LA Laker Kobe Bryant (1978), actor Scott Caan (1976), Crazy Town singer Shifty (1974), "Star Wars Episode I" actor Ray Park (1974), actor River Phoenix (1970; d. 1993), actor/comedian Jay Mohr (1970), singer/soap star Rick Springfield (1949), "Cheers" actress Shelley Long (1949), British actor David Robb (1947), The Who drummer Keith Moon (1947; d. 1978), novelist Nelson DeMille (1943), "I Dream Of Jeannie" actress Barbara Eden (1934), actress Vera Miles (1929), singer Tex Williams ...
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Panic At The Disco & Dashboard Confessional To Co-Headline First Ever 'Rock Band Live' Tour

8/2/2008 11:41am EDT
Panic At The Disco
The musical video game phenomenon of Rock Band™ is coming to a city near you. This fall Rock Band Live (http://www.rockbandlivetour.com) will travel across the country with headline acts Panic At The Disco and Dashboard Confessional, together on stage, with very special guests Plain White T's, The Cab, and possibly YOU!

The concert tour will let Rock Band bands rock their way onto the main stage with a truly interactive experience that allows fans to compete in head-to-head competitions for the chance to play on the main stage in-between the tour acts' sets. Bands will be selected th...
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Ozzy Osbourne To Be Honored At Rock Awards

7/23/2008 1:14pm EDT
Ozzy Osbourne
Legendary rocker Ozzy Osbourne will be presented with the Living Legend award at this year's Classic Rock Roll of Honor awards.

The former Black Sabbath frontman was confirmed as the winner of the award when the nominations were unveiled in London on Wednesday by Alice Cooper - who won the award himself last year.

Other previous recipients include Led Zeppelin star Jimmy Page and Lemmy from Motorhead. Page will also be in the running for an award at this year's ceremony; Led Zeppelin are up for three awards, including Band of the Year, DVD of the Year and Event of the Year for t...
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