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Elton John Announces Final Tour

Elton John will mount a three-year farewell tour, then leave the road forever. "My priorities have changed in life," John told host Anderson Cooper during a New York news conference today announcing the Farewell Yellow…
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Tom Petty's Daughter Responds to Cause of Death Report

Following the official statement from Tom Petty's family revealing that his death last October was the result of an accidental overdose of pain medication, Petty's daughter AnnaKim has reached out to fans to stress that,…
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Joe Perry Assembles 'All-Star' Band

Joe Perry is taking the stage in support of his new solo album — and he's rounded up a bunch of his famous friends. As previously reported, Perry is prepping Sweetzerland Manifesto, his first non-holiday…
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Famed Metal Producer Dies

Chris Tsangarides, a producer who has worked with hard rock and metal acts including Judas Priest, Black Sabbath, Gary Moore and Thin Lizzy, has died. He was 61. "It is with complete and utter sadness…
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Guns N' Roses N' Donald Trump

Axl Rose doesn't post on Twitter much, but when he does take to the social media service, it's often to weigh in on current events — and his most recent tweets continue that trend, with…
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Rick Hall Dies At 85

Rick Hall, who produced dozens of hits as the owner of FAME Studios in Muscie Shoals, Ala., has died. He was 85. Judy Hood, the wife of bassist David Hood and the chairperson of the…
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Ratt Say They'll Tour in 2018

Ratt plan on hitting the road next year. No further details about the band's possible 2018 plans were released as part of the Facebook post, but it’s likely that the shows will feature classic-era members…
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Ringo Starr May Be Knighted Soon

It is believed that Beatles drummer Ringo Starr will be honored with a knighthood. One British tabloid is reporting that he is mentioned in the Queen’s New Year honors list in recognition of his services…
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Rolling Stone Magazine Finds a Buyer

Several months after news broke that the magazine was searching for a buyer, Rolling Stone has changed hands as part of a deal that has the potential to safeguard the long-running publication's editorial voice. As…
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Stevie Nicks, Chris Cornell on 2018 Oscar 'Shortlist'

Next year's Oscar ceremony could include a bittersweet honor for Chris Cornell — and another opportunity for Stevie Nicks to add to an already impressive collection of awards. Cornell and Nicks are both among the…
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