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U2 Sued Over Achtung Baby Song

U2 is reportedly the target of a new copyright lawsuit which claims that they may have plagiarized parts of Achtung Baby. The suit has been filed in a New York City court by songwriter Paul Rose, who claims that the U2 hit "The Fly" is knocked off of his own track "Nae Slappin."More »

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Lynyrd Skynyrd Set For Merle Haggard Tribute Concert

Lynyrd Skynyrd will be amongst the performers for the upcoming tribute concert for country legend Merle Haggard. The event, which has officially been dubbed Blackbird Presents An All-Star Concert Celebration Sing Me Back Home: The Music of Merle Haggard, will take place in Nashville on April 6.More »

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Elvis Costello And The Imposters Announce US Tour

Elvis Costello has revealed plans for a North American tour set for later this year. The run will kick off June 3rd in Berkeley, California and wrap up on July 25th in Providence, Rhode Island. The run has been dubbed "Imperial Bedroom & Other Chambers" and will largely focus on material from his 1982 release Imperial Bedroom.More »

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Elton John Duets With St. Paul And The Broken Bones

Elton John gave an unannounced performance with St. Paul and the Broken Bones at a recent fundraiser event. The performance took place at Elton's 25th annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party on February 26. John offered a performance of the track "I'll Be Your Woman" along with the band noting that he was "absolutely thrilled" to welcome them to the stage and noting thatMore »

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Sting Performs ‘The Empty Chair’ At The Oscars

Sting offered up a performance of his track "The Empty Chair" during an appearance at the Oscars over the weekend. The song is pulled from the documentary Jim: The James Foley Story, which focused on a journalist who was murdered by ISIS. The track finds Sting singing from Foley's point of view with lyrics like: "Some days I'm strong; some days I'm weak . . ."More »

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Paul McCartney Tributes George Harrison

Paul McCartney paid a special tribute to his former Beatles band mate, the late George Harrison, on the latter's recent birthday anniversary. Macca offered his remembrance in the form of a photo showing the pair working together in the studio during their glory days.More »

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ZZ Top Extends Tour Into June

ZZ Top have extended their '2017 Tonnage Tour' dates into June. The first leg of the tour was announced last fall. The new dates, which begin in Amarillo, Texas on May 12, wrap up June 10 with another Texas stop in Frisco. There are eight Texas shows in all, which, as the press release announcing the extra Tonnage dates points out, is purely intentional.More »

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Bowie Fans Crowdsourcing London Statue

Fans of David Bowie are hoping to pool their resources to construct a new tribute to the artist in London. The tribute would come in the form of a lightning bolt similar to the one which Bowie famously painted on his face. The effort aims to raise just under one million pounds and would see the bolt constructed near Bowie's home in the Brixton area of London.More »

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Roger Waters Adds 11 Tour Dates

Roger Waters has added 11 dates to his previously announced tour. The run, named the Us + Them North American Tour, is set to kick off May 26 in Kansas City and wrap up on Oct. 28 in Vancouver. The run will come in support of Waters' forthcoming new effort Is This The Life We Really Want?More »

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