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Duran Duran Announce Album and Tour

On Friday, Duran Duran announced via Twitter that 'Paper Gods,' their first album in five years, will be coming out in September. The album was produced by Nile Rodgers, Mark Ronson and Mr. Hudson, and will feature some pretty impressive guest appearances. 

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Songs You Never Knew Were Covers: ‘Bette Davis Eyes’ [Video]

Musicians are a closely knit bunch. They love sharing ideas, and invoking their mentors by redoing their songs from time to time. Most times, this is very clear (tribute albums, acoustic concerts, etc.), but some times it's not.

In this feature, I play the original versions of songs you may have never known existed if it wasn't for the cover version that later soared up the charts.

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Duran Duran Releasing Deluxe Version of ‘Rio’ [Video]

Duran Duran is revisiting the album that made them famous, 1982's 'Rio.'

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Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo Sit Down For ‘The Big Interview’ [Video]

Pat Benatar and hubby Neil Giraldo were all over New York last week promoting their 35th Anniversary Tour DVD and CD, with appearances on CBS This Morning, Fox News and CNBC, but there’s even more in store.

The duo will also appear on AXS TV’sThe Big Interview with Dan Rather” on July 21st, talking about both their musical and personal partnership. 

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Watch Jon Bon Jovi Sing A New Song For Rutgers Graduates [Video]

When Jon Bon Jovi spoke at the graduation for the Rutgers University Class of 2015, he gave a beautiful speech, full of optimism for the future.

And then he pulled out his guitar and sang a song he wrote for them.

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Jimmy Fallon and Jack Black Recreate Extreme’s ‘More Than Words’ [Video]

Remember the days of 'sensitive' hair metal, when rockers like Extreme toned it down with heart warming ballads?

Jack Black and Jimmy Fallon do, and for The Tonight Showthey recreated the classic 'More Than Words' video shot-for-shot, and they're serious about it.

As serious as Jack Black can be, I guess.

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Kirk Gibson, vows to ‘meet the challenge’ with His Battle with Parkinson’s

 

The Detroit Free Press and WZZM TV has reported that Detroit Tigers legend and former Michigan State 2-sport star Kirk Gibson has been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease.

Gibson, in his f

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Rick Springfield, Loverboy & The Romantics Announce Tour

Are you ready to rock like it's 1982?

Rick Springfield and Loverboy have announced a co-headlining summer/fall tour that will kick off August 29th in Atlanta, Georgia. The Romantics will also be featured on some dates.

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Jon Bon Jovi Ponders What It Would Be Like ‘If I Wasn’t A Rock Star’

Jon Bon Jovi is trying his hand at TV producing. The rocker has joined forces with The Weinstein Company to produce the reality series “If I Wasn’t A Rock Star,” which will follow music stars as they go back home and try to experience the lives they would have had had they never made it big in music.

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Get Ready Wally World! ‘National Lampoon’s Vacation’ Is Getting A Reboot

In news to make you smile, the Griswolds are coming back, and they’ll be going on another National Lampoons Family Vacation. That’s right, Chevy Chase, Beverly D’Angelo and the rest of the Griswolds are reuniting for the sixth installment in the vacation franchise.

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Vinyl Is Back, with Styx Pushing Its Eight Albums

Many old-school groups seem to be releasing music this spring, either digitally re-mastered classics or brand spanking new music.

Styx is heading out on tour to support its eight-album vinyl box set collection, which is slated for release May 12. No tour dates have been released yet, although tickets are to be available through Ticketmaster.

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Throwback Thursday: Billy Squier Rocks Detroit [Video]

The year is 1983. You're rockin' your Members Only jacket, with an Hawaiian shirt with your collar popped underneath. Your girlfriend has on an off the shoulder shirt with her leg warmers and Guess jeans.

Where are you going? To see Billy Squier at Cobo Hall in Detroit, of course!!

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