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Billy Joel‘s fans have always thought of the pianist, singer-songwriter as an expert storyteller but now that title is official: Joel has been awarded with the Gershwin Prize for being “A Storyteller of the Highest Order.”
The George Harrison Tree planted near Los Angeles’ Griffith Observatory in 2004 was recently infested by beetles—yes, beetles, b-e-e-t-l-e-s—causing it to die.
Apple Records recently announced the September release of the Beatles‘ mono catalog reissued on vinyl. This came as welcome news to a relatively small, but passionate subsection of the Fab Four’s enduring fanbase that have been waiting for the 14 mono LPs since the group’s catalog was remastered in 2009. But, seriously, what’s all the fuss about mono?
Ted Nugent is known for causing a stir with his colorful comments, but now one town is taking action against the rocker’s hate speech by hitting him where it hurts the most: his wallet.
Last week, ESPN aired a hilarious commercial featuring Metallica that played off the band’s providing of Mariano Rivera his entrance music, “Enter Sandman.”
Today is Don Henley’s 67th birthday. Henley is well known for his environmental activism, in particular for creating the Walden Woods Project in Massachusetts in 1990. Three years later, he co-founded another organization with the aim of protecting wetlands in his home state of Texas. What is its name?
Gene Simmons Defends the 1 Percent, Claims Half of Americans Pay No Taxes: ‘Try Being Nice to Rich People’
In an interview with The San Diego Union-Tribune, Simmons defended his one percent-er status, saying that without his ilk, “there would be chaos.”
Pearl Jam‘s Eddie Vedder just wants peace. A week after his anti-war plea onstage at a Pearl Jam concert in England, Vedder continues his fight for peace during a show in Portugal.
Weird Al Yankovic’s #8videos8days campaign wraps up a week after it started today (July 21) with the final music video from new album Mandatory Fun, and classic rock fans and haters of corporate jargon are likely to appreciate it.
A few days after streaming five new songs on his website, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers’ entire new album is available to stream via NPR.