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Bryan Adams to Play for Thousands at Germany's First Large-Scale Concert Since Pandemic

According to Billboard, fans will receive specific time slots for entering and leaving the concert, and will have to submit their personal details while buying tickets, which will be used for contact tracing of infections.
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Bada Bang Bang! James Gandolfini 'Loved' Green Day, According to 'Sopranos' Co-Star

This revelation surfaced after Michael Imperioli posted a photo on his Instagram of himself alongside the late Gandolfini, who passed away in 2013 at age 51, signing a guitar for a charity auction.
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Official Video for Rolling Stones' 1974 Collaboration With Jimmy Page, 'Scarlet,' Premiering Thursday

“Scarlet,” which was issued as a digital single and via streaming services last month, is one of three previously unreleased tracks that will be featured on the upcoming expanded reissue of The Rolling Stones’$2 1973 album ‘Goats Head Soup.’
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Report: Michael Jackson Wanted to Play Professor Xavier in the First 'X-Men'

The trade notes that 20th Century Fox “never seriously considered” the late King of Pop for the part, but explains that the superstar – who at that moment was “already in the thick” of his own sex abuse allegations – lobbied hard for himself.
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Elton John Celebrates 30 Years of Sobriety in Moving Instagram Post

“Reflecting on the most magical day having celebrated my 30th Sobriety Birthday,” the 73-year-old singer wrote in an Instagram post Wednesday.
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Pearl Jam, Green Day, and More Urge Political Campaigns to Seek Consent Before Using Music in Open Letter

Musicians have signed an open letter asking that political campaigns seek consent from the recording artists and songwriters before using their music.
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Dee Snider Says New AC/DC Album Has Been Delayed, but Is Finished

Late last year, Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider claimed in a series of Twitter messages that he knew for sure that a rumored AC/DC reunion album was in the works. Now, Snider has shared a brief update about the project.
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Eddie Vedder Reveals 'Gem of Advice' Bruce Springsteen Gave Him

Vedder says that he and Springsteen now watch the World Series together, and gives a shout-out to Jack White, whom he says is “everything you could want out of a musician and a human being.”
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Hells Bells! AC/DC's 'Back In Black' Celebrates Its 40th Anniversary on Saturday

After its July 25, 1980, release, ‘Back in Black’ climbed to #4 on the Billboard 200 chart. More impressively, it’s gone on to sell over 25 million copies in the U.S., making it the fourth most successful album ever in the States.
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Billy Joel Scored His First Number 1 Hit 40 Years Ago This Weekend

July 19 marks the 40th anniversary of a big milestone in Billy Joel’s career: His first-ever number-one hit – “It’s Still Rock and Roll to Me.” Rebellious in nature, the song was his answer to the music press, who’d been less than kind to him.
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