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Red Hot Chili Peppers on 25 Years of 'Mother's Milk'

August 14, 2014

For the Red Hot Chili Peppers, 1988 was the type of year that could destroy far more established bands. They had slowly built a cult audience with their first three records — their latest, 1987's The Uplift Mofo Party Plan, even cracking the bottom...

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Arcade Fire Covers CCR's 'Hey Tonight'

July 31, 2014

Arcade Fire have added yet another cover to their growing repertoire, busting out Creedence Clearwater Revival's "Hey Tonight" during their Wednesday night show at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, California. Via Pitchfork, multi-instrumetnalist...

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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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Beatles Honored with Historical Marker at JFK Airport

February 4, 2014

The Beatles will be honored with a historical marker this Friday at John F. Kennedy Airport in New York City, where the group landed 50 years ago for their first trip to the United States. The marker will be unveiled by the New York Port Authority...

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See Daft Punk and Stevie Wonder's Funky Disco Smash-Up

January 26, 2014

For Daft Punk's return to the Grammy stage and the first-ever live performance of their smash "Get Lucky," the French electronic duo threw a massive funk-disco-soul party that featured Pharrell Williams, Stevie Wonder and Chic's Nile Rodgers. See the...

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Lorde, Katy Perry, Robin Thicke Added to Grammys

January 7, 2014

Katy Perry, Lorde, Robin Thicke and Metallica will take the stage at this year's Grammy Awards, Billboard reports, joining an already stacked lineup that also includes Daft Punk, Pink, Kendrick Lamar, Merle Haggard and more. Lorde will make...

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Pete Seeger Duets With Bruce Springsteen

January 28, 2014

Two days before President Obama's first inauguration in January of 2009, John Mellencamp, Garth Brooks, Stevie Wonder, Shakira, U2, Beyonce, Sheryl Crow and many others staged an all-star concert on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. The penultimate performance...

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Paul and Ringo Added to Grammys Lineup

January 14, 2014

Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr will each perform separately at the 2014 Grammy Awards, as the show's lineup continues to grow. Along with songs from the two former Beatles, country stars Taylor Swift, Keith Urban and newcomer Kacey Musgraves will also...

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Stevie Wonder Will Join Daft Punk at the Grammys

January 5, 2014

Daft Punk may have been laying low since releasing their smash hit album Random Access Memories this past May, but they're making their first live performance in support of the album a truly memorable one. Stevie Wonder is set to team up with the electronic...

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Stevie Wonder Recreates 'Songs in the Key of Life' for Holiday Benefit

December 22, 2013

"Truly, I wanted to do this for years," Stevie Wonder told the capacity crowd at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles at his annual House Full of Toys benefit concert last night, "but it felt like it was meant to be right now." "This" was a performance of...

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Stevie Wonder on Reviving 'Songs in the Keys of Life'

October 30, 2013

As a press conference at Los Angeles' Club Nokia yesterday, Stevie Wonder explained his decision to perform his seminal Songs in the Key of Life album in full for the first time for his 18th annual House Full of Toys benefit. See Where 'Songs in the...

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Stevie Wonder Brings Positive Vibes to Global Citizen Festival

September 29, 2013

Stevie Wonder was feeling michievious during his headlining set at Saturday's Global Citizen Festival in New York's Central Park. After future-soul singer Janelle Monáe belted one of the verses from "Higher Ground," he made a panicked face behind...

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Alan Thicke Loves 'Blurred Lines'

August 15, 2013

Robin Thicke has done his dad proud: The singer's father says he's a fan of his son's smash hit "Blurred Lines" and its titillating video. "I liked it right away. It's an earworm, that bass and those vocal licks stick with you right off the bat," Alan...

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B.B. King Holds a Superstar Jam

December 19, 2013

The 1987 Cinemax concert special A Blues Session: B.B. King and Friends kicked off with one of the single most star-packed jam sessions ever held outside the annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony. B.B. King, Eric Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughan,...

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What Is Stevie Wonder's Best Song?

November 1, 2013

This week, Stevie Wonder announced plans to perform his 1976 masterpiece Songs in the Key of Life at a Los Angeles benefit gig on December 21st. "The album has just inspired me," he told Rolling Stone. "I listen to [it to] measure how I feel and how I...

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Stevie Wonder Reviving 'Songs in the Key of Life'

October 29, 2013

Stevie Wonder will perform his landmark 1976 album Songs in the Key of Life in its entirety for the first time ever as part of his annual House Full of Toys benefit concert at L.A. Live on December 21st. The singer announced his plan today at a press...

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Elvis Costello Joins Global Citizen Lineup

September 24, 2013

Elvis Costello will perform a short acoustic set at the second annual Global Citizen Festival, Rolling Stone has learned. The free concert will be held Saturday, September 28th, in New York's Central Park. Costello will share the bill with headliners...

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Eight Epic Beach Party Movies

July 19, 2013

Teen Beach Movie, Disney Channel's new musical, is a not-so-fresh take on a film phenomenon from the 1960s, when musicians like the Animals and Stevie Wonder kept PG-parties hopping long into the night. The stories went like this: A boy (Frankie Avalon)...

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