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Oct 25

Rock and roll pioneer Fats Domino, dead at 89

Clive Limpkin/Daily Express/Hulton Archive/Getty ImagesFats Domino, whose piano-driven R&B hits more than 60 years ago helped define rock and roll, has died in New Orleans.  He was 89. Domino died Wednesday morning, surrounded by family and friends, according to his daughter. Born Antoine Domino, Jr. in New Orleans, he was nicknamed “Fats” early on in …

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Sep 13

Paul Simon, Willie Nelson, James Taylor, Bonnie Raitt say, “Harvey Can't Mess with Texas”

Rebuild Texas FundThey’re not from the Lone Star State, but Paul Simon, James Taylor and Bonnie Raitt are joining with some Texas artists — including Willie Nelson — to stage a benefit concert for Hurricane Harvey Relief next week. Called Harvey Can’t Mess with Texas, the concert will air as a TV special on 11 …

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Aug 08

Singer, guitarist, actor & Country Music Hall-of-Famer Glen Campbell Dead at Age 81

Bettmann / Getty ImagesGlen Campbell, one of music’s most successful and versatile entertainers, has died at age 81. A statement on his Facebook page reads, “It is with the heaviest of hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father, grandfather, and legendary singer and guitarist, Glen Travis Campbell, at the age of …

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Jul 26

Gregg Allman's final album, 'Southern Blood,' out September 8; pre-order it now

Rounder RecordsIt’s been two months since Gregg Allman died, with his album Southern Blood still in production.  Now we’ve got a release date for the rock legend’s final studio project. Southern Blood will be released September 8, and is available to order today via GreggAllman.com.  It’ll come in at least a half-dozen configurations, including a …

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May 27

Founding Allman Brothers Band Singer Gregg Allman, Dead at 69

David Becker/WireImageGregg Allman, co-founding lead singer, keyboardist and one of the main songwriters of the legendary The Allman Brothers Band, has died at age 69. A statement on Allman’s official website reads, in part, “It is with deep sadness that we announce that Gregg Allman, a founding member of The Allman Brothers Band, passed away …

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May 09

The Grammy Awards will return to New York for their 60th anniversary

Courtesy The Recording AcademyIn 2018, the Grammy Awards will be held in New York City for the first time in 15 years. Normally, the awards show is held in L.A., but since this is the Grammys’ 60th Anniversary, something special was called for.  The show will be broadcast live on both coasts from New York’s …

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Mar 20

Glen Campbell can no longer play guitar, wife says

Amanda Edwards/Getty ImagesGlen Campbell, who was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 2011, can no longer play the guitar, his wife Kim Campbell revealed. The “Rhinestone Cowboy” was moved to a full-time care facility in March 2014, but his wife of 34 years said in a recent interview with The Tennessean that she still visits him …

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Mar 18

Rock and roll pioneer Chuck Berry, dead at 90

Yuri Martianov/Kommersant via Getty ImagesRock and roll pioneer Chuck Berry is dead at age 90, according to St. Charles County, Missouri police. No cause of death was given. A post Saturday just before 6:00 p.m. ET on the police department’s Facebook page reads, “St. Charles County police responded to a medical emergency on Buckner Road …

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Feb 13

Grammys 2017 — the performances

Bruno Mars performs a tribute to Prince; Monty Brinton/CBSAs usual, Sunday night’s Grammy Awards were less about the awards, and more about the performances, as unexpected artists duetted with one another, and artists who perhaps weren’t household names going into the show proved why they were nominated in the first place. Here’s rundown of who …

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Feb 12

Bowie Is Big Early Winner at Grammys; Adele, Drake and Beyonce Also Win During Pre-Ceremony

Courtesy the Recording AcademyThe Grammy Awards telecast hasn’t begun yet, but David Bowie already is a big winner.  The late rock legend has already won four Grammys during the Grammy Awards Premiere Ceremony, when awards in 70 categories were given out before the start of the main event at 8 p.m. ET. Bowie’s final album, …

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