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Setlist: Sting and Paul Simon Kick Off Highly Collaborative New Tour

When Paul Simon introduced his new tour with Sting as "our experiment melding two bands, two styles, two catalogs of songs," he wasn't kidding.

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Sting Won’t ‘Impersonate’ Art Garfunkel on Tour With Paul Simon

Sting and Paul Simon will begin their co-headlining tour next month, and even though the logistics have been worked out, there's still a major question to be resolved. The stars haven't figured out yet which songs they'll perform together.

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Paul Simon and Sting Will Tour Together in 2014

Paul Simon and Sting will tour North America together next year. According to The New York Times, the pair will officially announce the shows tomorrow, with, presumably, details of cities and dates.

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30 Years Ago: Paul Simon Releases ‘Hearts and Bones’

For a good long while, everything Paul Simon touched turned to gold or platinum, first during his years as one-half of Simon & Garfunkel, and continuing through a string of successful solo albums. But by the early '80s, he'd hit a bit of a rough spot.

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Paul Simon Box Collects All of His Albums

Paul Simon will release a box set, 'The Complete Albums Collection,' which gathers all of his solo albums in a hefty 15-disc package. The set will be released on Oct. 15, two days after the singer-songwriter celebrates his 72nd birthday.

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40 Years Ago: Paul Simon Launches First Solo Tour

On May 6, 1973  in Boston, Paul Simon kicked off his first tour as a solo artist. He and longtime partner in musical splendor Art Garfunkel parted ways in 1970 following a highly successful run as pop's premier duo. The Simon & Garfunkel musical relationship dated back to 1957 as Tom & Jerry, but it wasn't until the 1965 single of 'The Sounds Of Silence' that the gates swung open. Their final album, 'Bridge Over Troubled Water,' was released in early 1970, and despite its huge success, time had frayed the duo and they split.

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Paul Simon Performs At Sandy Hook Teacher Victoria Soto’s Funeral

The often outspoken political activist, singer, songwriter Paul Simon paid tribute to the heroic deeds of Sandy Hook teacher Victoria Soto at her funeral on Wednesday.  The 27-year old Soto died protecting her first grade class from the gunman who ravaged the Sandy Hook School last week - by making sure they got into a closet before stepping in front of the gun that took her life

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Paul Simon to Release ‘Live in New York City’ Concert Film

On Sept. 18, Paul Simon will release ‘Live in New York City,’ a document of his June 2011 performance at historic Webster Hall in Greenwich Village. The set, which aired on PBS last December, will be available on DVD, Blu-ray and a 2 CD/1-DVD package.

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Paul Simon, Eric Clapton Guest on Instrumentalist Jerry Douglas’ ‘Traveler’ Album

He’s one of the most respected instrumentalists in bluegrass music, but more often than not he’s relegated to playing second fiddle (or more likely dobro) to artists like Ricky Skaggs and Alison Krauss, among others. But with the ‘Traveler’ album, Jerry Douglas is the unifying element within all the songs.

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Paul Simon Says He Won’t Record With Art Garfunkel Again

Simon and Garfunkel will not record again, according to Paul Simon. Speaking to Rebecca Jones of BBC Radio 4′s ‘Today‘ program, Simon said that a problem with Art Garfunkel’s vocal chords has affected his ability to sing in the middle of his range.

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Paul Simon Wins Polar Music Prize

Congratulations to Paul Simon for nabbing the 2012 Polar Music Prize, which is awarded annually in Sweden to one contemporary artist and to one classical artist. Cellist Yo-Yo Ma grabbed the award on the classical side.

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Watch a Clip from Paul Simon’s New ‘Graceland’ Documentary

It’s technically arriving a year late, but Paul Simon‘s landmark 1986 album ‘Graceland’ is celebrating its 25th anniversary this summer with a deluxe box set reissue and a new retrospective documentary, ‘Under African Skies.’ In a new clip from the film, Simon discusses the creative process behind the album.

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