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Heart’s Wilson Sisters Cover Led Zeppelin’s ‘Stairway to Heaven’ at Kennedy Center Honors

In a performance that had Robert Plant on the verge of tears, Ann & Nancy Wilson of Heart sang 'Stairway to Heaven' as the finale of a star-studded musical tribute to Led Zeppelin during the Kennedy Center Honors, which were broadcast last night (Dec. 26) on CBS.

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‘Time Has Come Today’ Singer Turns to Internet After Decades Without Royalties

After going decades with what he considers unfair payments for singing on the classic song 'Time Has Come Today,' Chambers Brothers singer Lester Chambers is taking to the internet to fund a new album and raise awareness for other artists who are in similar straits.

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Rolling Stones Joined by Bruce Springsteen, Mick Taylor and Many More for Final 2012 Concert

Seemingly everyone with a valid record contract joined the Rolling Stones onstage last night ( Dec. 15) for the final concert of their 2012 mini-tour, including Bruce Springsteen, former Stones guitarist Mick Taylor, the Black Keys, Lady Gaga and several others.

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Led Zeppelin Discuss Vikings, Sex and Hobbits With David Letterman

Well, we lost that bet. Like most people, we assumed that when Led Zeppelin showed up for a 'Late Show with David Letterman' interview last night (Dec. 3), John Paul Jones would sit quietly in the furthest chair as Robert Plant did most of the talking. Instead, the eternally underrated Jones took the lead and basically charmed the pants off the studio audience.

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Tom Petty, ZZ Top Reportedly to Headline Bonnaroo 2013

You know what they're not going to need backstage at Bonnaroo next year? Shaving cream, because the heavily-bearded Tom Petty (and the Heartbreakers) and ZZ Top are among the acts reportedly set to headline the annual musical festival this coming June.

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Rock Stars React to Hurricane Sandy

As Hurricane Sandy leaves a path of destruction across the East Coast of North America, classic rockers have taken to Twitter to share their support with those affected by the storm, and to urge their fans to remain safe as flooding and high winds continue to affect much of America and Canada.

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