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Rolling Stone’s 50 Best Albums of 2014

Rolling Stone has issued its choices for the top 50 albums of 2014.

The magazine's No. 1 pick? U2's "Songs of Innocence".

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Greatest Hits 98.7 WFGR’s December 2014 Top Songs Playlist

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Prince Jumps Off The Social Media Train

Prince was a ground breaking musician in a lot of ways, most notably, taking control of his songs, and selling them on his web site, but Prince never got the point of social media, and his Royal Purpleness never really liked to mingle with masses.

So he's dropped his Twitter and Facebook accounts, which really isn't a big deal, but his You Tube account? That had some good jams on it!!

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Joni Mitchell Nixes Biopic That Would Have Starred Taylor Swift

Joni Mitchell's rise to fame was slated to a major part of a movie project about female singer songwriters in the '60s. It was also reported that Taylor Swift had been pegged to play Joni in an adaptation of 'Girls Like Us,' about the careers of Mitchell, Carole King and Carly Simon.

Not any more.

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Win a Trip to See Trans-Siberian Orchestra in Washington, D.C.

The holidays are here and Greatest Hits 98.7 WFGR has a pair of front-row tickets to see Trans-Siberian Orchestra in Washington, D.C., with your name on them.

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‘Elf: The Musical’ Hits Grand Rapids’ DeVos Performance Hall This Weekend [Video]

Discover your inner elf with "Elf: The Musical."

The touring Broadway production is at DeVos Performance Hall, 303 Monroe Avenue NW in Grand Rapids today through Sunday through Broadway Grand Rapids.

Performances are 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, with tickets still available through Ticketmaster online and its ticket centers; DeVos Place convention center and Van Andel Arena box offices; or by telephone at (800) 982-2787.

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The Bangles Return With a New Album Of Old Recordings

The Bangles have a new album of vintage rarities and live tracks coming out on Thanksgiving Day, but there’s also something more on “Ladies and Gentlemen...The Bangles!” The record features a new track, “The Real World,” which debuted online yesterday.

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Peter Gabriel Debuts New Song While On Tour In Italy [Video]

Ciao Peter Gabriel! During some recent shows in Italy, the musician premiered a news song, called "What Lies Ahead."

It's a piano ballad, and the second new song Gabriel has shared on his "Back to Front" tour. The first, "O But" was the first new song the performer released since 2008's "Down to Earth" from the movie Wall-E.

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The Music World Remembers Mike Nichols [Video]

Tinseltown lost a legend when director Mike Nichols died on Wednesday, but the music world lost a hero too. Nichols was able to create soundtracks for his movies from popular music, a practice that at the time of movies like "The Graduate," was not common. 

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Toronto Hockey Fans Help Out with U.S. Anthem When Mic Cuts Out [Video]

No matter where you are, the national anthem is a big deal.

It seems that the U.S.' national anthem is even a big deal in Canada. That's right, even in Canada!

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Cher Cancels Dressed to Kill Tour, Including Grand Rapids Concert, Because of Illness

Cher has announced cancellation of all remaining dates on her Dressed To Kill (D2K) concert tour, including her Jan. 11, 2015, concert in Grand Rapids.

She made the announcement Wednesday night, having been hobbled by a viral infection affecting her kidneys since September, according to AEG Live.

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U2 Cancels ‘Tonight Show’ Residency After Bono Gets Into Bike Accident

U2 has been forced to cancel this week’s residency on “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon” after front man Bono was injured in a cycling accident in Central Park over the weekend.

The band has promised Jimmy Fallon they will reschedule.

However, in the meantime, Fallon may be looking for someone to fill the void. How's your singing voice?

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