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Former 'American Idol' Judge Randy Jackson Rejoins Journey on Bass

When Randy Jackson was a judge on ‘American Idol’, he would often mention the time he spent as the bass player for the band Journey, during their 1986 ‘Raised on Radio’ album and tour.
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Queen Guitarist Brian May Reveals He Suffered a 'Small Heart Attack,' Underwent Stent Procedure

Brian noted that his experience made him think that perhaps everyone over age 60 should consider having an angiogram, because he had no symptoms before having the heart attack.
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Which Actor Does Rod Stewart Want to Play Him in a Biopic?

Thanks to the success of musical biopics like ‘Rocketman’ and ‘Bohemian Rhapsody,’ there’s been speculation about future biopics based on every other legendary rock star. Rod Stewart says he’s all for it, and has some ideas about who should play him.
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Watch Roger Waters and Touring Band Play Pink Floyd's 'Mother' While Social Distancing

The video is accompanied by a message from Roger that reads, “Social distancing is a necessary evil in COVID world. Watching ‘Mother’ reminds me just how irreplaceable the joy of being in a band is.”
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Joy Division's Ian Curtis Died 40 Years Ago Today

Following ‘Unknown Pleasures,’ Joy Division recorded a follow-up album, ‘Closer.’ Leading up to a tour in support of the album, Curtis, who battled epilepsy and depression throughout his life, died by suicide the early morning of May 18, 1980.
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'American Idol' Recap: Just Sam Crowned the Winner in Star-Studded Finale

The field of seven was whittled down to the two finalists: Arthur Gunn and Just Sam, with America crowning Sam as this season’s winner of ‘American Idol.’
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Don Henley Raises More Than $30K for Food Bank by Writing Down the Lyrics to an Eagles Hit

Henley also donated an acoustic guitar signed by himself and the rest of the current Eagles lineup: Joe Walsh, Timothy B. Schmit, Deacon Frey and Vince Gill.
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Paul McCartney, Ed Sheeran, and Rihanna Land on the List of UK's Richest Musicians

The latest edition of UK newspaper ‘The Sunday Times’ annual Rich List has been revealed, and as usual, Sir Paul McCartney and Sir Elton John are ranked among the wealthiest musicians in their homeland.
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Madonna Reveals She's Going Under the Knife for Regenerative Cartilage Treatment

Overall, Madonna cancelled nearly 20 ‘Madame X shows,’ with all but four being due to injury. Her final two stops on March 10 and 11 were called off due to the French government issuing new COVID-19 restrictions.
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Watch 'The Dirt' Alongside Mötley Crüe This Friday

This Friday, the “Dr. Feelgood” rockers will provide running, live commentary of the film, along with the actors who played them. Check the band’s Twitter page starting at 7PM ET and follow along with the hashtag #StayHomeSweetHome.
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