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Fan Suing Rod Stewart For Breaking His Nose With A Soccer Ball

September 25th, 2014 3:24pm EDT
Fan Suing Rod Stewart For Breaking His Nose With A Soccer Ball
Rod Stewart's love of soccer could end up costing him, as one fan has filed a lawsuit against him stemming from a 2012 concert during which the singer kicked a ball off stage and into the crowd.

Mostafa Kashe is seeking roughly $10,000 from the singer because the kicked ball hit him in the face and broke his nose. Kashe is seeking a payout for lost wages, attorney's fees and medical fees for some minor cosmetic surgery.

The lawsuit states that the singer kicked the ball with "sufficient force so as to potentially injure patrons" and that he "should have known" he could have injured someon...

Bob Seger And The Silver Bullet Band Set To 'Ride Out' On 23-Date North American Tour

September 25th, 2014 1:49pm EDT
Bob Seger
Detroit rocker Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band are getting ready to hit the road in support of their new album, "Ride Out," which is released October 14.

The band announced a 23-date tour that begins in November and wraps up in late February, 2015, and fellow rock act The J. Geils Band is set to open on several of the dates.

Seger, who will turn 70 next May, will kick things off in his home state of Michigan just over a month after the new album drops.

"Ride Out" includes a mix of covers and originals and is the band's first album since "Face The Promise" in 2006.

Tickets go on sal...

Lady Gaga Shows Off Some Crazy New Stage Costumes In Amsterdam

September 25th, 2014 11:46am EDT
Lady Gaga Shows Off Some Crazy New Stage Costumes In Amsterdam
Lady Gaga took the stage for a live performance as part of her Artpop Ball at the Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam, The Netherlands on Wednesday, just a day after her latest album was released.

"Cheek To Cheek," released on Tuesday, September 23, is a collaboration with legendary crooner Tony Bennett. The duo perform jazz standards from the likes of Duke Ellington, George Gershwin, Cole Porter and Irving Berlin on the album, which has gotten rave reviews.

Click through the slideshow above for more pics of Gaga's Amsterdam show, and see her in action in the video below!

Founding Member Malcolm Young Leaves AC/DC Due To Illness, Nephew Replaces Him In Lineup

September 25th, 2014 10:26am EDT
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Malcolm Young, rhythm guitar player and founding member of heavy metal band AC/DC, will no longer be playing with the band due to a serious illness.

The Australian band released a statement on their website that Young would be replaced by his nephew, Stevie Young, in a subsequent world tour.

"Unfortunately, due to the nature of Malcolm's condition, he will not be returning to the band," the statement said. "AC/DC will undertake a world tour in support of 'Rock or Bust' in 2015. Stevie Young, nephew of founding members Angus and Malcolm Young, plays rhythm guitar on 'Rock or Bust' and will...

Barbra Streisand’s 'Partners' Beats Chris Brown for Top Spot on Billboard 200

September 25th, 2014 8:28am EDT
Barbra Streisand’s 'Partners' Beats Chris Brown for Top Spot on
Few 72-year olds can do it like Barbra Streisand. Who just landed another #1 album – Barbra Streisand! Duets album Partners not only debuted at #1, but did so with larger than expected numbers (196,000 copies). It also made history giving Streisand at least one #1 album in the past six decades. Go Barbra – it’s your birthday… well not really!

Chris Brown settles for the #2 spot behind Streisand, as X sells 146,000 copies. While Brown might be disappointed he didn’t score his third number one album, X performed better its first week than Fortune, which sold 135,000 copies. Maybe even ...

Barbra Streisand Makes Billboard History With A Little Help From Some 'Partners'

September 24th, 2014 10:27pm EDT
Barbra Streisand Makes Billboard History With A Little Help From
Barbra Streisand made chart history this week as her new duets album "Partners" has made her the only artist to score a number-one record in each of the past six decades.

The singer landed the first of her 10 number-ones in 1964 with her fourth album "People," which is one month shy of its 50th anniversary. She was back on top a decade later with the double-platinum "The Way We Were," followed by the soundtrack for "A Star Is Born" in 1976, which she recorded with Kris Kristofferson. In '78 her "Greatest Hits Vol. 2" also landed at no. 1.

Streisand landed a pair of chart toppers in both t...

Bob Dylan To Be Honored In 2015 With MusiCares Person Of The Year Gala

September 24th, 2014 2:02pm EDT
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Legendary singer Bob Dylan has been named the 2015 MusiCares Person of the Year by the Recording Academy and the MusiCares Foundation.

Dylan will be the guest of honor at the 25th annual dinner and benefit concert in Los Angeles in February, where performers including Crosby, Stills & Nash, Willie Nelson, Eddie Vedder, Neil Young and Bonnie Raitt -- among numerous others -- will perform the singer's music.

Recording Academy and MusiCares Foundation president Neil Portnow praised the singer, saying that his body of work "has contributed to America's culture, as well as that of the entire w...

Review: Jennifer Hudson's Vocals Remain Impressive On ‘JHUD’

September 24th, 2014 12:30pm EDT
Jennifer Hudson
How many people would’ve predicted that a big-voiced R&B diva like Jennifer Hudson would release a dance R&B album? The better question might be, who would’ve guessed someone as remarkably talented as Jennifer Hudson would’ve only made seventh place on American Idol, let alone been voted off at all? Don’t shed tears for Hudson, as her entertainment career has easily atoned for an untimely exit on Idol – namely in the form of an Academy Award (Dreamgirls) and Grammy (for Best R&B album for Jennifer Hudson).

Now on album three, the established R&B chanteuse, who’s dropped two gold albums, ...

Kylie Hughes Chats About 'Calipopicana'

September 24th, 2014 11:30am EDT
Kylie Hughes Chats About 'Calipopicana'
Known for her native California surf vibe, pop recording artist Kylie Hughes infused her own original sound - "Calipopicana" - which she describes as "a blend of California pop and Americana."

Kylie has shared the stage with Jesse McCartney and Building 429, among several others. A multi-faceted performer and a member of SAG, Kylie has appeared in a couple of films, including Learning Uncle Vincent and The Lost Girl. I recently had the opportunity to speak with Kylie about "Calipopicana" and her upcoming album.

How did you get your start in music?

I started playing guitar when I was in m...

Pink Floyd Pay Tribute To Late Keyboardist Rick Wright On 'The Endless River,' Out Nov. 10

September 23rd, 2014 4:08pm EDT
Pink Floyd The Endless River
Pink Floyd is set to release their first album in over 20 years.

Band members David Gilmour and Nick Mason confirmed the forthcoming release of "The Endless River" on Monday, calling it a tribute album to late Keyboardist Rick Wright, who died in 2008.

Gilmour's wife, Polly Samson, who contributed lyrics to one of the songs on the mostly instrumental album, informally announced the release of the LP back in July on Twitter, revealing that the album would be released this fall.

The album is comprised of music the group (minus co-founder Roger Waters) recorded in 1993 while working on "The...