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Queen’s Brian May Contacts Lady Gaga About Fronting the Band
Queen is looking to fill the void left by the late Freddie Mercury, and Lady Gaga is being considered for it. Guitarist Brian May previously reached out to Bad Company leader Paul Rodgers, but now it looks as though the pop diva is at the top of the list.
Rod Stewart’s Autobiography Is Expected Next Fall
Rod Stewart has lived quite the rock ‘n’ roll life, fronting two revered bands, compiling a long list of solo hits and walking down the aisle more than once (usually with a model). That said, he has more than enough material to fill an autobiography, and Stewart is in fact working on one that’s due in stores next fall from Crown Archetype, a division of Random House.
Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and Beatles’ Widows Attend Premiere of New George Harrison Documentary
Ex-Beatles Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr attended the U.K. premiere of the documentary ‘George Harrison: Living in the Material World’ in London on October 2, as did the widows of their late band mates Harrison (Olivia Harrison) and John Lennon (Yoko Ono). Their presence sent a loud and clear message about their love and respect for the so-called quiet member of the Fab Four. Other music notables
Sting Celebrates 60th Birthday with Lady Gaga, Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel and More at New York Concert [VIDEO]
Late last month, Sting joined Lady Gaga onstage in Las Vegas during her iHeartRadio Music Festival set. On Saturday, Gaga returned the favor, dropping by New York’s Beacon Theatre for a show that marked Sting’s 60th birthday and his 25 years as a solo artist. But Gaga wasn’t the only star who showed some love for Sting: Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel, Stevie Wonder and Black Eyed Peas main man Will
Kiss Will Hit the High Seas for a Five-Day Kiss Kruise
The official Kiss fan club is known as the Kiss Army, but when the band’s most loyal supporters set sail with the band, do they become the Kiss Navy? Perhaps that question will be answered on Oct. 13. That’s when the first-ever Kiss Kruise — featuring two performances by the group, social activities with select members and more — departs from Miami and heads to the Bahamas and back.
Jermaine Jackson Defends Brother Michael Jackson in New Book
Michael Jackson had millions of fans and supporters during his lifetime, but arguably the most ardent and vocal defender of the superstar since his death in 2009 has been older sibling Jermaine Jackson. He continues to uphold the late King of Pop’s legacy and paint a favorable picture of him, both verbally and in his recently released book, ‘You Are Not Alone, Michael: Through a Brother’s Eyes.’ R
Bruce Springsteen and E Street Band’s Future Up for Debate
As both Tony’s right-hand man in ‘The Sopranos’ and Bruce Springsteen‘s main confidant (and guitarist) in the E Street Band, Steven Van Zandt has spent the bulk of his career speaking very carefully to others about business at hand. So when Van Zandt says there will be a meeting soon with “the boss” about the group’s future without late saxophonist Clarence Clemons, you know it’s going to happen.
Billy Joel’s ‘Piano Man’ and Full Album Catalog Get Deluxe Treatment
When Billy Joel was a young artist entertaining offers from record labels, he ultimately chose Columbia because it was “a company that knows how to build a career.” On Nov. 8, Columbia/Legacy Recordings will honor that successful career by releasing a limited-edition Joel boxed set and a two-disc version of his 1973 breakthrough album, ‘Piano Man.’
Jerry Leiber, Co-Writer of Songs for Elvis Presley and Other Legends, Dies
Lyricist Jerry Leiber, who with composer and longtime collaborator Mike Stoller wrote songs recorded by Elvis Presley, The Rolling Stones, Aretha Franklin, Norah Jones and many others, died Monday in Los Angeles. Leiber, 78, had been battling cardiopulmonary disease.
KISS Dropped from Michael Jackson Tribute Due to Gene Simmons’ Molestation Comments
Maybe Gene Simmons should have held his famously long tongue. Pedophilia comments made by the KISS bassist about Michael Jackson back in 2009 have prompted promoters of an upcoming Jackson tribute show in Wales to drop Simmons’ band from the lineup.
Bret Michaels Pulls Out of Rock ‘n’ Roll Chicago Half-Marathon Show Due to Illness
It was supposed to be nothin’ but a good time. But the finish line at the XSport Fitness Rock ‘n’ Roll Chicago Half-Marathon on Sunday was slightly less celebratory than originally planned after post-race performer Bret Michaels had to back out due to illness.