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Watch Paul Simon Perform the Beatles' 'Here Comes the Sun'

September 24, 2014

Paul Simon delivered an intimate version of the Beatles' "Here Comes the Sun" on Tuesday night as part of Conan's "George Harrison Week." Simon stripped the song down to its bare essentials, playing with the melody and cadence over...

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Billy Joel to Receive Library of Congress' Gershwin Prize

July 22, 2014

Billy Joel will receive the Library of Congress' Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, which, each year, honors the career of one musician and their dedication to "promoting the genre of song as a vehicle of cultural understanding; entertaining and informing...

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Paul Simon and Edie Brickell's Disorderly Conduct Charges Dropped

June 17, 2014

Prosecutors will not pursue the misdemeanor disorderly conduct charges against Paul Simon and Edie Brickell, following their minor altercation in April. The couple, who married in 1992, did not appear in court for the decision, according to The Associated...

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Paul Simon Gets the Tribute Treatment at Carnegie Hall

April 1, 2014

It's some surprise that it took ten years for producer Michael Dorf's annual tribute concerts to honor the music of Paul Simon. With its wealth of sounds and styles, Simon's songbook provided an ideal backdrop for the diverse, genre-spanning line-up at...

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Sting's Musical Gets Broadway Premiere

February 13, 2014

Sting's musical The Last Ship will dock on Broadway this fall, premiering at the Neil Simon Theatre on October 26th, with previews scheduled to begin on September 30th, the Associated Press reports. Loosely based on Sting's memories of growing up in...

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Sting and Paul Simon Open Up

January 23, 2014

Next month, Paul Simon and Sting will hit the road for a one-of-a-kind tour that will bring the two musical icons on one stage for the first time in their careers. The show will feature the two musicians weaving on and off the stage throughout the evening,...

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What's Simon and Garfunkel's Best Song?

January 10, 2014

Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel are both hitting the road this year – only this time, it's not together. Paul Simon is playing American arenas with Sting, while Art Garfunkel is sticking to theaters now that he's recovered from throat problems, according...

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Paul Simon, Edie Brickell Arrested for Disorderly Conduct

April 28, 2014

Police charged Paul Simon and Edie Brickell with a misdemeanor for disorderly conduct Saturday night, after the couple – which has been married since 1992 – engaged in a minor altercation. Leon Krolikowski, Chief of Police for New Canaan,...

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Paul Simon, Sting Stage 'Little Experiment' At MSG

March 5, 2014

"Welcome to our little experiment," Paul Simon said early on at his co-headlining show with Sting at New York's Madison Square Garden Tuesday night. "We're putting two bands together, two repertoires together, having two singers sing. As the tour comes...

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How Paul Simon and Sting Became Rock's New Superduo

February 5, 2014

Not long ago, Sting challenged his friend Paul Simon to write a song with him. "The next question is, what do we write about?" Sting says mischievously, taking a break in a Manhattan recording studio. "We're not going to write about getting laid. Or cars....

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Paul Simon Tribute Concert Set for New York

January 7, 2014

The Civil Wars' Joy Williams, soul singer Bettye LaVette and Hüsker Dü's Bob Mould will lead a tribute to Paul Simon set to take place at New York City's Carnegie Hall on March 31st, the New York Times reports. The show will also feature Steely...

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Sting and Paul Simon to Tour Together

November 4, 2013

Sting and Paul Simon are hitting the road together to perform their own hits and a few duets, too. The pair will announce a joint North American tour called "Paul Simon and Sting: On Stage Together" tomorrow, according to the New York Times. It will...

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Everly Brothers Reunite

September 20, 2013

When Simon and Garfunkel reunited for a world tour in 2003 they knew only one group could possibly share the bill with them: the Everly Brothers. As teenagers, Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel used to sing Everly Brothers songs on the grounds of Forest Hills...

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Beats Electronics Revives Muscle Shoals Studios

November 26, 2013

Dr. Dre's Beats Electronics will help renovate and revive the legendary Muscle Shoals Sound Studio and FAME Recording Studio. The deal is part of the company's new partnership with the Muscle Shoals Music Foundation. The two Northern Alabama studios...

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Premiere: Paul Simon, 'The Boxer' Live

October 28, 2013

Twelve studio albums packed with hundreds of songs covering a stunning six decade career in music – that's what you'll find in the new Paul Simon anthology, The Complete Albums Collection, which was released last week by Legacy Recordings. Tracing...

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Paul Simon Jams With the Muppets in 1980

October 10, 2013

During its five-season run, The Muppet Show featured guest appearances by Elton John, Alice Cooper, Kenny Rogers, Diana Ross, Johnny Cash, Joan Baez and many other hugely popular musicians. But it wasn't until Paul Simon guested early in the show's final...

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10 Best 'Sesame Street' Musical Guests

August 1, 2013

Sesame Street has been a television institution since its premiere in 1969, captivating children and adults alike while imparting valuable life lessons through a group of instantly recognizable furry characters. The show has also seen its share of musical...

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