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Greatest Hits 98.7 WFGR’s April 2015 Playlist of Top Songs

Elton John's 'Crocodile Rock'

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NBC Announces ‘The Wiz’ Live Musical

If you loved the live musical version of Sound of Music, we've got very good news for you! NBC announced a live telecast of 'The Wiz.'

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Michael Jackson Prank Called Russell Crowe for Three Years

Here's an interesting tidbit of celebrity knowledge: Michael Jackson used to prank call Russell Crowe. "For two or three f---ing years," Crowe says.

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Van Halen Rocks ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ [Video]

Officially kicking off its tour, which will stop at DTE Energy Theatre in Clarkson on Sept. 4, Van Halen rocked "Running With The Devil" on ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live on Monday night.

And it appears that Eddie Van Halen is already making faces at David Lee Roth.

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36 Years Ago: Triumph Breaks Through in U.S. with ‘Just a Game’

The notion may seem a tad overdramatic in retrospect, but, in late March 1979, when Canadian hard rockers Triumph unleashed Just a Game – their second or third album, depending on which side of the 49th Parallel you were standing in – their career longevity was anything but certain.

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‘Rebel Heart’ Is Madonna’s Worst-Selling Album in 20 Years

Bad news for Madonna. The singer's 13th studio album 'Rebel Heart' is her worst debut in two decades.

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Elton John’s Mother Opens Up About Their Seven-Year Estrangement

Elton John apparently doesn’t have the very best relationship with his mother. Ninety-year-old Sheila Farebrother gave an interview to The Daily Mail over the weekend where she revealed that she hasn’t talked to her famous son in nearly seven years.

In fact, a bouquet of orchids which John sent for her 90th birthday was the first time she had heard from him in all that time.

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Heart, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts Kick It For Grand Rapids Fans [Video]

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As Ann Wilson put it on Saturday night, midway through Heart’s set in front of several thousand gleeful fans at Van Andel Arena, “In the ’70s, there weren’t really any women in rock ‘n’ roll. Women were in the basement and the garage trying to get it right.”

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Willie Nelson Launching His Own Brand of Weed [Video]

You might love your grandpa, but most grandpas aren’t cool. If you can roll a doobie with your grandpa, you know you’ve got a rare cool pop-pop.
Willie Nelson, the legendary 81-year-old country icon, is launching his own brand of marijuana, which he’s naming “Willie’s Reserve.”

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Grand Rapids Symphony Becomes Pokemon Trainers with ‘Pokemon: Symphonic Evolutions’ [Video]

Calling all Pokemon trainers!

The time has come for the Grand Rapids Symphony to set out on an adventure of epic proportions to defeat Gym Trainers, earn badges and defeat their rival Gary Oak -- and maybe even find a Mew along the way.

The music of Pokemon will come to life with the Grand Rapids Symphony!

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Boz Scaggs’ New Album ‘A Fool To Care’ Out Next Week; Listen Now On Amazon

Boz Scaggs is releasing his new studio album A Fool To Care on March 31 via 429 Records.

Ahead of that, Amazon is currently streaming the full album exclusively now.

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What Live Versions of Songs Are Better Than Their Studio Counterparts? [Video]

Have you ever heard the studio version of Bob Seger's "Turn The Page?"

It's good, but kind of tame.

And then Live Bullet was released in 1976, and suddenly the song had new life from Bob's world weary vocal, to Alto Reed's searing sax fills. It became a hit.

AV Club has compiled a list of 20 live songs that kick the crap out of the original studio versions. 

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