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Avril Lavigne Tells Mark Zuckerberg To Stop Bullying Husband’s Band Nickelback

Popstar Avril Lavigne has chastised Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg for picking on her estranged husband’s band Nickelback.

December 24, 2016
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Carrie Fisher Suffers Massive Heart Attack on London To Los Angeles Flight

Star Wars star Carrie Fisher is in a critical condition after suffering a massive heart attack aboard a flight from London to Los Angeles.

December 24, 2016
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Rick Wakeman To Release Piano Version of ‘Life On Mars’ On New Album

Keyboardist Rick Wakeman is about to release an album that he has always dreamed of doing, a full solo piano album that covers genres from rock to classical.

December 24, 2016
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Shenandoah Prepare For 30th Anniversary Dates For 2017

Country's Shenandoah is about to go out on their 30th-anniversary tour.

December 24, 2016
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Judas Priest To Release Deluxe Edition of ‘Turbo’

On April 15, 1986, Judas Priest released their tenth studio album, Turbo.

December 24, 2016
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Tony Bennett Is Planning A Duet With Beyonce

Beyonce is hoping to make Tony Bennett's 90th birthday wish come true by performing with him.

December 24, 2016
Johnny Mathis
Johnny Mathis To Celebrate 60th Anniversary In 2017

2016 marked the 60th anniversary of Johnny Mathis' debut album, Johnny Mathis ("A New Sound in Popular Song") but it is 2017 that Columbia/Legacy are considering the real 60th for one of the great pop artists of the last seven decades.

December 24, 2016
The members of the Velvet Underground were dealt a partial blow in their suit against the Andy Warhol Foundation over the licensing and use of the iconic Warhol banana used on their album The Velvet Underground and Nico. The foundation has recently been licensing Warhol's work for use on a number of products, including to Apple in association with their iPad and iPod products. The Velvet Underground, whose former members include Lou Reed and John Cale, claim that the painting has become so identified with the group that its use elsewhere would be confusing to consumers. On Friday, a federal judge refused to hear a claim of copyright on the image, but that doesn't mean the case is over. It now moves to a new phase that will reexamine the claims from a trademark standpoint. For more on the legal aspects of the case and the full finding by the judge, click over to the Hollywood Reporter. Read more:
Velvet Underground and Nina Simone To Receive Grammy Lifetime Achievement Awards

On Monday morning, The Recording Academy announced their Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award recipients along with a number of other honors.

December 24, 2016
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R.I.P. Country Songwriter Andrew Dorff At 40

Andrew Dorff, a well known and respected country songwriter, died on Monday at the age of 40. The Miami-Dade County Medical Examiners Office has not released a cause of death.

December 24, 2016
Greg Lake
Listen To Greg Lake And Janis Ian’s Demo Of Don’t Throw Your Love Away

Early in Greg Lakes's career, he was part of a group called The Shame who released the single Don't Go Away Little Girl, co-written by Lake and a young Janis Ian.

December 24, 2016
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Nikki Sixx Quits Facebook

Ex-Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx has shut down his Twitter account and announced he will no longer post on Facebook in a bid to refocus his life.

December 24, 2016
Garth Brooks
Garth Brooks Adds Entire Catalogue To Amazon

After teasing fans with a couple of his albums since October, Garth Brooks is now ready to unleash his entire catalogue exclusively on Amazon Unlimited.

December 24, 2016
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Iggy Pop Is Up For A Golden Globe

The nominations for the 74th Golden Globe Awards have been announced on Iggy Pop is up for an award.

December 24, 2016
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Celine Dion Reflects On Highs and Lows Of 2017

Celine Dion has reflected on her tough 2016 in a retrospective video recounting the highs and lows of the past 12 months.

December 24, 2016
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Dolly Parton Distributes $9.3m To Fire Victims

Victims of the Tennessee wildfires have received their first payments from the $9.3 million relief fund set up by Dolly Parton.

December 23, 2016
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Even Kiss Turned Trump Down For Inauguration Performance

KISS rocker Gene Simmons allegedly "politely declined" a request from U.S. President-elect Donald Trump for the band to perform at his inauguration.

December 23, 2016
Nick Cannon
Nick Cannon Hospitalized

Entertainer Nick Cannon will be spending Christmas in hospital after seeking treatment for lupus.

December 23, 2016
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Chance The Rapper And Jeremih Wish You A Merry Mixtape

Chance The Rapper and Jeremih have gone all Christmasy gifting fans the Christmas mix-tape ‘Merry Christmas Lil’ Mama’.

December 23, 2016
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James Taylor Cancels Phillipines Concert Over Drug Laws

James Taylor has called off his February concert in Manilla, The Philippines due to the country's policies over drugs.

December 23, 2016
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Noise11 iHeartRadio Honours The Artists We Lost In 2016

2016 will be on record as the year where we lost so many music icons. Noise11 iHeartRadio pays tribute to the artists who left us in 2016 in a special end of year edition of iHeartRadio Music News powered by

December 23, 2016
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New Music Releases 23 December 2016

New releases for this week encompass the 23rd and 30th of December.

December 23, 2016
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Kanye West Pays Tribute To Franca Sozzani

Kanye West has paid a touching tribute to Italian Vogue Editor Franca Sozzani following her death on Thursday.

December 23, 2016
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UK’s Team Rock Shuts, US’s Billboard Acquires Spin

It really is a very tough time for the publishers of magazines. It seems, at times, that there are more titles on the shelves that are competing for fewer and fewer eyes.

December 23, 2016
Nicki Minaj
Nicki Minaj Replaces Jennifer Lopez At New Years Eve Bash

Rapper Nicki Minaj has stepped in to replace Jennifer Lopez at a New Year's Eve party in Miami, Florida.

December 23, 2016
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Bjork Sick Of Media Treating Her Differently To Men

Bjork is fed up with being pigeonholed musically thanks to her gender and has called on music journalists to expand their minds.

December 23, 2016
Mel Tillis
Mel Tillis and TG Sheppard Condition Updated

Two country hitmakers from the 70's and 80's, Mel Tillis and T.G. Sheppard, have been ill but things may be looking up for both.

December 23, 2016
Blink 182
Blink-182 Overwhelmed By First Grammy Nomination

Blink-182's Mark Hoppus and Travis Barker still can't believe they've been nominated for their first-ever Grammy Award.

December 22, 2016
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Former Pearl Jam Member Dave Abbruzzese Fires Off At Hall of Fame Over Snub

We were hoping for a drama free Rock and Roll Hall of Fame season with the likelihood that all of the bands were willing to see former members come back for the induction ceremony. Unfortunately, that dream lasted less than 24 hours.

December 22, 2016
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Spice Girls Reunion Still Uncertain

Melanie Brown has cast serious doubt that the Spice Girls reunion will take place in 2017.

December 22, 2016
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Jennifer Lopez Cancels New Years Eve Gig

Jennifer Lopez has axed plans to ring in 2017 with a New Year's Eve appearance in Miami, Florida.

December 22, 2016