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Jerry Lee Lewis' doc says he's "expected to fully recover" from minor stroke

Good news -- The Killer is on the mend. After suffering what was described as a "minor stroke" on February 28 and being hospitalized since then in Memphis, Tennessee, Jerry Lee Lewis is now in a rehabilitation center, according to a statement from the 83-year-old Rock and Roll Hall of…... Read More

Aretha Franklin’s estate blasts Wendy Williams for “inaccurate and disparaging statements” about 'Amazing Grace' concert movie

Aretha Franklin’s estate is demanding “respect” from Wendy Williams, after the talk show host criticized Amazing Grace, the upcoming concert film starring The Queen of Soul. In a long statement, the estate says Williams made “inaccurate and disparaging statements” about the 1972 concert film, according to the Detroit Free Press.   On Friday, Williams…... Read More

Check out new Santana single, "Los Invisibles," from band's upcoming album, "Africa Speaks"

This past December, Carlos Santana revealed to ABC Radio that he and his band would be releasing a new studio album this year titled Africa Speaks, inspired by African music. Now the first single from that record has arrived. The song, titled "Los Invisibles" and featuring vocals by Spanish singer…... Read More

Blind Faith's self-titled 1969 studio album to be reissued on half-speed-mastered vinyl in April

The self-titled 1969 studio album by the short-lived supergroup Blind Faith will be reissued as a half-speed-mastered, heavyweight vinyl LP on April 19. The record was remastered at London's Abbey Road Studios by the facility's engineer Miles Showell. Blind Faith was formed in 1969 by Eric Clapton and Steve Winwood…... Read More

Michael Jackson items removed from Indianapolis children's museum

The Children's Museum of Indianapolis has removed three Michael Jackson exhibits from display in the wake of the HBO documentary Leaving Neverland. A fedora and glove, both worn by Jackson onstage, were removed from public view, as was a signed Michael Jackson poster.  Jackson's family is from Gary, Indiana, about…... Read More

Chrissie Hynde releasing jazz-dub side project this summer; says new Pretenders album on the way

The Pretenders' Chrissie Hynde has revealed that she will be releasing a long-in-the-works album this summer called Valve Bone Woe, which she recorded with award-winning producers and film score composers Marius de Vries and Eldad Guetta. Hynde will be showcasing tracks from the album at a special concert on July…... Read More

Dick Dale, "King of the Surf Guitar," dead at 81

Dick Dale, whose songs "Miserlou" and "Let's Go Trippin'" defined the surf rock genre and led to him being dubbed "The King of Surf Guitar," has died.  He was 81.  His bass player Sam Bolle confirmed the news to the U.K. paper The Guardian. Born Richard Anthony Monsour in 1937,…... Read More

Pete Townshend taking vacation before finishing new Who album: "I need to close down my brain"

The Who's Pete Townshend has been busy working on the band's next studio album, but the legendary guitarist and songwriter reveals that he's taking a little break from the project to enjoy some rest and relaxation. "Today I am starting a two-week vacation prior to the final session on the…... Read More

Out of the limelight: Rush guitarist Alex Lifeson doesn't "want to be in a band and tour any more"

Ever since Rush drummer Neil Peart retired from music after the band's R40 tour ended in 2015, fans have wondered whether guitarist Alex Lifeson and bassist Geddy Lee would continue the group. Now, in a new interview with Planet Rock, Lifeson answers part of that question, noting, "I don't want…... Read More

Auction of the late George Michael's art collection raises $14.6 million for charity

In life, George Michael quietly donated millions to charity.  In death, he's helped raise millions more. Christie's auction house sold the late British superstar's collection of modern art at an auction Thursday night, and the pieces brought in a whopping $14.6 million, from bidders in 27 countries across five continents. …... Read More

Louis Vuitton's Virgil Abloh explains pulling Michael Jackson-inspired designs in the wake of "Leaving Neverland" documentary

Following the shocking allegations of abuse detailed in the Michael Jackson documentary Leaving Neverland, Louis Vuitton has pulled designs inspired by the late King of Pop, People magazine reports.  Now Virgil Abloh, the brand's menswear artistic director, is condemning "any form of child abuse." "The documentary Leaving Neverland, featuring two men who allege they were sexually abused as children by…... Read More