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The Doobie Brothers Talk New Album, Legacy on ‘The Jojo Show’ [Audio]

Tom Johnston, Patrick Simmons and John McFee of The Doobie Brothers joined "The Jojo Show" on Friday morning to talk about the band's legacy, and the release of the 'Southbound' album, which features collaborations on classic Doobie songs with some of country music's biggest names.

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Old School Rockers Lead Forbes’ Highest Paid Musicians List

They may be a little older than today's pop stars, but nobody can say veteran rockers aren't still bringing in the bucks. In fact, artists like The Eagles, Bon Jovi,  Bruce Springsteen and Paul McCartney all landed in the Top Ten on Forbes' list of the Highest Paid Musicians of 2014.

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This Guy Makes Beautiful Music Using A Garden Hose [Video]

Linsey Pollak plays "Mr. Curly" (a contra bass clarinet made from garden hose) from his show "Passing Wind" as well as the feather duster clarinet.

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The Monopoly Game for ABBA Fans!

Do you like to play games? Board games? Do you like 1970s Swedish disco pop? And money? Well, have I got a deal for you!

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Bob Seger’s ‘Magic’ Recalled by West Michigan Studio Owner, Silver Bullet Band Alum Robyn Robins

By John Sinkevics | Local Spins

When Bob Seger formed his Silver Bullet Band in the mid-1970s after struggling to find the right musicians to drive his rootsy, Michigan-muscled rock, he ended up leaning on a talented bunch of experienced session players and performers who developed a rare chemistry.

Keyboard player Robyn Robins was among them, a graduate of Grosse Pointe South High School who started working as a Detroit recording studio and Motown session musician at age 17.

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Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band
Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band
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Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band, J. Geils Band Rock Grand Rapids!

Rock icons Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band shaked down a sold-out Van Andel Arena on Tuesday night, on the road in support of Seger’s first new studio album in eight years, “Ride Out.”

Also appearing was The J. Geils Band.

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Grain Of Salt Alert! Is Cher Terminally Ill? [Video]

Is Cher on her deathbed?

According to the National Enquirer, the legendary diva is much sicker than she let on when she announced she'd be postponing dates on her long-awaited comeback tour, including a stop at Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids.

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One Direction Named Billboard’s 2014 Artist of the Year [Video]

With the top grossing tour of the year and a No. 1 Billboard 200 album ("Midnight Memories"), One Direction claimed honors as Billboard's 2014 Artist of the Year.

One Direction's "Midnight Memories" included the hit "Story of My Life." The English-Irish group includes Harry Styles, Zayn Malik, Niall Horan, Liam Payne and Louis Tomlinson.

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Floyd Mayweather, Jr., Reportedly Witnessed Stephanie Moseley-Earl Hayes Murder-Suicide on FaceTime

Even more disturbing details are emerging in the grisly Stephanie Moseley/Earl Hayes murder-suicide case.

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‘Frozen’ Soundtrack No. 1 Top-Selling Album On Billboard’s 2014 Chart [Video]

No surprise here, but the "Frozen" soundtrack from Walt Disney Records was ranked the No. 1 best-selling album on the 2014 year-end Billboard 200 chart.

It is the first movie soundtrack to reach No. 1 on the year-end chart since "Titanic" in 1998 and is the first Disney soundtrack to top the chart since "Mary Poppins" in 1965, according to Billboard.

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Did Bob Seger Inspire Prince To Write ‘Purple Rain’? [Video]

As we get ready for Bob Seger's return to Grand Rapids this week, comes this interesting tidbit from an upcoming book about Prince:

Alan Light, a journalist, has written a book about the success of the movie "Purple Rain", which took Prince from a little known R&B star, and propelled him to superstardom. In his book, Light says Bob Seger was the main inspiration behind the song, "Purple Rain".

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Foreigner Set to Release ‘The Best Of Foreigner 4 & More’ [Video]

Foreigner is universally hailed as one of the world's most popular rock acts with a formidable arsenal of hit songs that continue to propel sold-out tours and album chart action.

Now their latest album, "The Best of Foreigner 4 & More," is due out Dec. 16.

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