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Barbie and the Jets: New Elton John-inspired doll is available now

A new Elton John Barbie doll has been created to mark the 45th anniversary of Elton’s legendary 1975 concerts at Dodger Stadium, when he became the first musical artist to perform at the venue since The Beatles nine years earlier.
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Bush announces deluxe 'The Kingdom' album and drive-in concerts

Bush has announced a deluxe version of the band’s new album, ‘The Kingdom.’ To celebrate they have announced a pair of drive-in concerts, set to take place November 20 and 21 in California.
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Smashed Kurt Cobain guitar from final Nirvana tour going to auction

A guitar Kurt Cobain played and subsequently smashed on stage during Nirvana’s final tour is going to auction. The instrument is a black Fender Strat, which Cobain gave to a fan in the crowd following Nirvana’s performance in Rennes, France in 1994.
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Black Sabbath's Tony Iommi says he's recorded a charity song with Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason

Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi has revealed that he recently played on a new track with Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason that will be part of a benefit album for a cancer charity.
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Stevie Nicks says 'there would have been no Fleetwood Mac' if she'd had kids

She speaks from personal experience, having terminated a pregnancy in 1979 during her relationship with Don Henley. Stevie says that if she hadn’t been able to make that choice, “I’m pretty sure there would have been no Fleetwood Mac.”
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Metallica announces 'S&M2'-inspired edition of Blackened Whiskey

Blackened, which the metal legends first launched in 2018, is made using “Black Noise,” which involves playing Metallica songs during the distilling process.
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Alice Cooper excited to host virtual 'Spooky Story Time' event supporting charity for ill children

Alice Cooper says he “jumped” at the chance to host the recently announced Airbnb Online Experiences event that will feature the shock rocker reading scary stories to select paying fans via Zoom.
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Billy Joel Reschedules Madison Square Garden Concerts To Late 2021/Early 2022

In an act of purest optimism, Billy Joel rescheduled his concerts that were to have taken place this past spring and summer at New York’s Madison Square Garden, moving them to September 2020 through February 2021.
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James Hetfield Inspires Name of Newly Discovered Venomous Snake Species

The newly discovered species of the venomous African bush viper is named after Metallica frontman James Hetfield. The snake measures up to 52 cm long and inhabits the Bioko island in Equatorial Guinea
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Here's How You Can Hang Out with Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder and Jeff Ament in Seattle

Hang out with Vedder and Ament as they give you a private tour of the Pearl Jam exhibit at Seattle’s Museum of Pop Culture, during which you’ll be able to bombard the pair with all of your questions.
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