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8/3/21-Poco’s Paul Cotton dies

  Paul Cotton, former guitarist and singer of country-rock band Poco, has died at age 78. The late musician’s facebook broke the news yesterday, writing that he “passed away unexpectedly, peacefully.” Poco cofounder Jim Messina — whom Cotton replaced upon joining in 1970 — reacted to the “very sad news," calling Cotton a “special musical kindred brother.” “We spent time together before he joined Poco and indeed gave me a […]

todayAugust 3, 2021

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7/29/21-Barbra’s insecurity

  Source: music-news.com Barbra Streisand always "doubts" people will turn up to her shows. The 79-year-old icon has been performing to packed out crowds for almost six decades, but every time she books a concert, the 'Woman in Love' hitmaker worries tickets won't sell. The 'Funny Girl' star recalled being overwhelmed when she played to 70,000 fans at London's Hyde Park in 2019, which she hailed as a "treasured moment". […]

todayJuly 29, 2021

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7/28/21-ZZ Top’s Dusty Hill dies

(CNN) Dusty Hill, the bearded bassist with American blues-rock band ZZ Top, has died, according to the band's official website. He was 72. "We are saddened by the news today that our Compadre, Dusty Hill, has passed away in his sleep at home in Houston, TX," the statement, from surviving members Frank Beard and Billy Gibbons, said. "We, along with legions of ZZ Top fans around the world, will miss […]

todayJuly 28, 2021

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7/21/21-Playboy Dolly!

source: music-news.com Dolly Parton recreates Playboy cover for husband's birthday Dolly Parton wowed her husband, Carl Dean, on his birthday by donning her Playboy bunny outfit as a special treat. The country queen, who has been married to Dean for 57 years, shared photos of her all dressed up for fun - complete with bunny ears - on social media. "It's always #HotGirlSummer for my husband, Carl," she wrote in […]

todayJuly 21, 2021

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7/16/21-Biz Markie Dies

(CNN) Biz Markie, who infused his music with so much fun and humor that he became known as "The Clown Prince of Hip Hop," has died, his manager, Jenni Izumi, confirmed to CNN. He was 57. "Biz created a legacy of artistry that will forever be celebrated by his industry peers and his beloved fans whose lives he was able to touch through music, spanning over 35 years," Izumi said […]

todayJuly 17, 2021

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7/7/21-Sir Cliff Richard’s 80th

Sir Cliff Richard is inviting fans to celebrate his 80th birthday by attending a screening of his 'The Great 80 Tour' performance. The hitmaker celebrated the milestone birthday last year and the tour was scheduled for 2020, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the run had to be postponed. However, on October 27, fans can enjoy the music legend's special performance of his greatest hits live from London's legendary Royal […]

todayJuly 7, 2021

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7/6/21-Richard Marx thanks Babs

Source: music-news.com Barbra Streisand turned down the chance to record Richard Marx #1 hit "Right Here Waiting." Marx was an aspiring singer/songwriter when Streisand reached out and asked him to write her a hit. He sent her Right Here Waiting, a song he was set to enjoy huge success with. "I had just recently written Right Here Waiting and it was such a personal song to me at the time […]

todayJuly 7, 2021

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7/4/21-Mick Jagger’s no book

Source: music-news.com Mick Jagger's ghostwriter Barry Coleman quit after an "awful experience" trying to write his memoirs 30 years ago. Coleman took over when the original writer quit and now reveals he spent two terrible weeks trying to work with the reluctant Rolling Stones star, who abandoned the project and repaid his $1 million-plus advance from publishing firm Weidenfeld & Nicolson. Jagger has since explained he found the process of […]

todayJuly 4, 2021

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7/4/21-Belinda Carlisle on her songs

Source: music-news.com Belinda Carlisle never listens to her own music. The pop icon - whose global hits include 'Heaven Is a Place on Earth', 'Leave a Light On' and "Mad About You," admits she avoids her own songs and will only revisit her tracks if she is preparing for a tour and has to get the arrangements and melodies right. Explaining the extent of her avoidance, Belinda hasn't listened to […]

todayJuly 4, 2021

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6/28/21-Estefan in new film

Source: music-news.com Latin superstar Gloria Estefan is heading back to the big screen to join her pal Andy Garcia in the planned remake of Father of the Bride. The Warner Bros. reboot is set to revolve around a Cuban-American family, and now Estefan has been added to the cast, which features Garcia as the titular character, and Pacific Rim: Uprising star Adria Arjona as his daughter, the bride, reports Deadline. […]

todayJune 28, 2021

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6/27/21-Boy George Stage Fright

Source: music-news.com Boy George has been having acting lessons to combat his stage fright. The 60-year-old singer found his early nerves about getting up to perform returned on Culture Club's 2018 comeback tour 'Life' but he's found having sessions with acting coach Charlie Walker-Wise have been really helpful. He told Classic Pop magazine: "I started feeling out of sorts when we played CarFest two years ago. "It made me want […]

todayJune 27, 2021

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6/23/21-Elton’s last tour dates

(CNN) Elton John has announced a final tour called "Farewell Yellow Brick Road," three and a half years after hit "Farewell Yellow Brick Road: The Final Tour." "The shows that I announce today will be my final tour dates ever in North America and Europe. I'm going to go out in the biggest possible way, performing at my very best, with the most spectacular production I've ever had, playing in […]

todayJune 23, 2021

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6/23/21-Mick Fleetwood on Lindsey

  Source: music-news.com Mick Fleetwood wants to get back on stage with Lindsey Buckingham before they "knock it all on the head". The 73-year-old music icon - who co-founded Fleetwood Mac - has admitted despite firing Lindsey three years ago, he hopes they can "make music" again after reconciling earlier this year. Speaking to Gary Kemp and Guy Pratt on the 'Rockonteurs' podcast, he said: "The thought of walking on […]

todayJune 23, 2021

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6/22/21-KISS forever?

Source: music-news.com Paul Stanley thinks KISS could continue without him and Gene Simmons. The 'Detroit Rock City' rockers look set to finish their 'End of the Road' farewell tour towards the end of 2022, with founding members Paul and Gene now joined by Tommy Thayer and drummer Eric Singer, who replaced Ace Frehley and Peter Criss respectively. Weighing in on the future of the band once its final two original […]

todayJune 22, 2021

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6/16/21-Tony Hadley on Spandau Ballet

Source: music-news.com Tony Hadley would be celebrating his 40th anniversary in music with Spandau Ballet if they were still a band. Despite pleas from ex-bandmate Gary Kemp to re-join the iconic New Romantic group - which was completed by Martin Kemp, Steve Norman, and John Keeble - the 61-year-old musician, who quit as lead singer in July 2017, wants nothing more to do with the band. However, as he looks […]

todayJune 16, 2021

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6/7/21-Tom Jones on retirement?

Source: music-news.com Sir Tom Jones has vowed to never retire from music. The iconic Welsh singer is now 81 but he intends to keep playing concerts until his body doesn't allow him to do so anymore. He said: "I've got good bones and I am pretty fit, and as long as I've got two bloody legs, I'll keep performing. "I can't wait for live shows because I love singing to […]

todayJune 7, 2021

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5/29/21-B.J. Thomas dies

Hear B.J. on "The Lost 45s!" B.J. Thomas, the Grammy-winning singer who enjoyed success on the pop, country and gospel charts with such hits as "I Just Can't Help Believing," "Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head" and "Hooked on a Feeling," has died. He was 78. Thomas, who announced in March that he had been diagnosed with lung cancer, died from complications of the disease Saturday at his home in […]

todayMay 29, 2021

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5/24/21-Bob Dylan at 80

Source: music-news.com Fans around the world are honoring Bob Dylan on his 80th birthday (5/24/21). The music legend's home city of Duluth, Minnesota, is holding the 11th annual Duluth Dylan Fest, with fans invited to join the celebration of his life and six-decade spanning career from home and at the festival. His loyal followers are being invited to join a party outside the 'Lay Lay Lay' hitmaker's childhood home in […]

todayMay 24, 2021

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5/20/21-Cher Film

Source: music-news.com   Cher celebrated her 75th birthday on Wednesday by announcing a major new movie project about her life is in the works. The music icon took to Twitter to share the news on Wednesday and revealed that Oscar-winning screenwriter Eric Roth will pen the script. Mamma Mia! producers Judy Craymer and Gary Goetzman are also onboard to produce the musical project at Universal, having worked with the Believe […]

todayMay 20, 2021

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5/16/21-Pervis Staples Dies

By Alex Traub Pervis Staples, who sang harmony and also provided quieter forms of support during the rise to gospel stardom of his family’s group, the Staple Singers, died on May 6 at his home in Dolton, Ill. He was 85. The death was confirmed by Adam Ayers, a spokesman for Mr. Staples’s sister, Mavis Staples. Mr. Ayers did not specify the cause. Pervis Staples joined two of his sisters, […]

todayMay 16, 2021

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