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Paul Rodgers, Nils Lofgren Cover Bob Dylan’s ‘Abandoned Love’ for Amnesty International

Bad Company singer Paul Rodgers can belt it out with the best of them. And given the opportunity, E Street Band guitarist Nils Lofgren certainly has the chops to play a lengthy, everybody-look-at-me solo if Bruce Springsteen really needed one.

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Styx Revisits ‘The Grand Illusion’ and ‘Pieces of Eight’ Albums on New Concert DVD

As 1976 came to a close, Styx was a moderately successful band still breaking in a new guitarist/singer.

Two years (and two albums) later, the band — fueled by the fresh songwriting and six-string contributions of Tommy Shaw — was among the best-selling acts in America.

Styx recently revisited its platinum-selling one-two punch of 1977′s ‘The Grand Illusion’ and 1978′s ‘Pieces of Eight’ on tour, and Eagle Rock will release the sights and sounds from one show on Jan. 31.

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Robert Plant, Alfie Boe ‘Song to the Siren’ Clip Debuts

He sings just one line, and he doesn’t even appear onscreen. But former Led Zeppelin singer Robert Plant certainly makes his presence felt in the video for English opera star Alfie Boe’s new version of the Tim Buckley tune ‘Song to the Siren.’

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John Fogerty on Creedence Clearwater Revival Reunion: ‘If Someone Started Talking, I’d Sit Down Long Enough to Listen’

As John Fogerty gears up to perform entire classic Creedence Clearwater Revival albums from start to finish at select solo concerts in November, he continues to ponder the possibility of someday reuniting with surviving CCR members Stu Cook and Doug Clifford.

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The Killers, Depeche Mode and Others Cover U2′s Entire ‘Achtung Baby’ Album

To mark the 20th anniversary of U2‘s ‘Achtung Baby,’ The Killers, Depeche Mode, The Fray and other notable artists have contributed to a start-to-finish reinterpretation of the classic album.

‘AHK-toong BAY-bi Covered,’ also featuring a remix of U2′s original version of ‘Even Better Than the Real Thing,’ will be included in Q magazine‘s 25th anniversary issue, which hits newsstands October 26.

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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.

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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 on hand included Beatles producer George Martin and Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood.

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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.i.am were among the other big names who came to jam on Sting and Police songs.

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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.

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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.’

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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.

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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.’

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