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Trey Anastasio hands out cake during Phish’s performance at Madison Square Garden in New York City on December 31st, 2013.

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Jett Set

Dave Grohl and Joan Jett arrive at the premiere of "Sound City" at ArcLight Cinemas Cinerama Dome in Hollywood, California on January 31st, 2013.

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Til Your River Runs Dry

Eric Burdon poses with his album 'Til Your River Runs Dry' at J&R Music World in New York City on January 29th, 2013.  

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Whola Lotta Blues

Warren Haynes joins Charlie Musselwhite and Ben Harper for a rendition of Led Zeppelin's version of "When the Levee Breaks" at Irving Plaza in New York on January 29th, 2013.

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Kris and Mojo

Kris Kristofferson is interviewed by SiriusXM Host and fellow musician Mojo Nixon at SiriusXM Studios in Nashville on January 29th, 2013.

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Basketball Buddies

Kobe Bryant talks to Jay Z at a basketball game between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center  in Los Angeles, California on January 27th, 2013.  

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Say Cheese!

Drummers Adrian Young of No Doubt, Stephen Perkins of Jane's Addiction, Tommy Lee of Motley Crue and Frank Zummo pose backstage at Street Drum Corps' 'Lost Vegas' show at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada on January 26th, 2013. 

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Generous Gene

Gene Simmons and NAMM president and CEO Joe Lamond pose with a guitar Simmons donated to the Museum of Making Music at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California on January 26th, 2013.

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Katy Perry Hosts The Katy's Casino popchips Event To Launch Her New popchips in West Hollywood, California on January 24th, 2013.

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Lounging Levine

Bobby Moynihan and Adam Levine hang out on the set of Saturday Night Live in New York City on January 22nd, 2013


Elton John

Elton John performs at the Yamaha 125th Anniversary Concert, featuring, Toto, Earth, Wind & Fire and many more.  Sarah McLachlan, who was also in attendance said, "It was a fantastic night and a great opportunity to hear some great new music. LEOGUN by far was the highlight for me, the rocked my world. I was proud to be a part of it." 

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Craig Finn and Hot Water Music

Craig Finn of The Hold Steady greets the members of Hot Water Music backstage at Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn, New York on January 24th, 2013.

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Roasted Sister

Dee Snider attends The Revolver/Guitar World Rock and Roll Roast of Dee Snider at the City National Grove of Anaheim in Anaheim, California on January 24th, 2013.

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Bass Balls

Randy Jackson and Ernie Ball, Inc. CEO Sterling Ball attend the NAMM Show atthe Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California on January 24th, 2013.

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British Brunch with Bon Jovi

Jon Bon Jovi of Bon Jovi has brunch with journalists at Harvey Nichols in London on January 23rd, 2012 to announce that his band would be the first headliner of the Barclaycard British Summertime festival in Hyde Park this July.

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Manilow Way

Barry Manilow poses under the street sign for Manilow Way during its unveiling in Times Square in New York on January 22nd, 2013.

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Silver Foxx

Vice President Joe Biden and wife, Jill join Jamie Foxx during his performance at the Public Inaugural Ball at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC on January 21st, 2013.

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Beats for a Cause

Vinny Chase, Waka Flocka Flame, Paul Cothran, Swizz Beatz, and French Montana attend VH1 Save The Music Foundation's Songwriters Music Series Remix at Hard Rock Cafe in New York City on January 17th, 2013.

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Giving Back

Brooklyn Borough President Marky Markowitz, and parents of the late Singer Amy Winehouse Mitch Winehouse and Janis Winehouse attend the Amy Winehouse Foundation grant presentation at the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music in Brooklyn, New York on January 16th, 2013. 


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Work of Art

Carlos Santana and sculptor Dale Evers unveil commemorative guitar sculpture at the House of Blues in Las Vegas Nevada on January 16th, 2013.

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Party A$AP

A$AP Rocky, Miss Info, Victor Cruz, and Swizz Beatz attend A$AP Rocky's "LOVE.LIVE.A$AP" Album Release Party at The Hole in New York City on January 15th, 2013.  

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Sandy Hook Songbirds

Ingrid Michaelson performs on ABC's "Good Morning America" with 20 students from the Sandy Hook Elementary School from Newtown, CT at ABC Studios in New York City on January 15th, 2013.

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Monster Hugs

Fans meet Lady Gaga inside her Born Brave Tour bus area at the Tacoma Dome before her concert in Tacoma, Washington on January 14th, 2013.

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Wax Life

Wax figures of rap stars Biggie Smalls, P Diddy, Tupac Shakur and Snoop Dogg are exhibited for the first time together in London at Madame Tussauds in London, England on January 14th, 2013.  

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Kraftwerk Artwork

A man looks at a photograph of the electronic band Kraftwerk by German artist Peter Boettcher at the Museum NRW forum in Duesseldorf, Germany on January 11th, 2013. 

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To Infinity and Beyond

Kendrick Lamar performs at the AXE Apollo Launch at the American Museum of Natural History on January 9, 2013 in New York City.

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A Swift Photo Op

Taylor Swift stops for a picture with a fan at the 39th Annual People's Choice Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on January 9, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.

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Summit on the Summit

Mark Foster of Foster the People and Ethiopian-born musician Kenna join actors and activists for a trek up Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania with Summit on the Summit, an initiative created to drive awareness to the clean water crisis around the world.

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On the Other Side

Director and Photographer Kevin Mazur and musician Gary Clark Jr. attend the after party for the premiere of "$ellebrity" at the Hard Rock Cafe in Hollywood, California on January 8th, 2013.


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Ulf Sanders, Lemmy Kilmister, and Nick Lasson unveil Motorheadphones at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada on January 8th, 2013.

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Hilfiger, Hince and Wood

Ronnie Wood, Tommy Hilfiger and Jamie Hince attend the Esquire and Tommy Hilfiger party at the Zetter Townhouse in London, England on January 7th, 2013.