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Kennedy Center Honorees Hit White House Before ‘Induction’

  • President Joe Biden is celebrating five celebrities for their contributions to American culture through the arts Kennedy Center Honors.
  • While the gala was held last night, the group was first welcomed at the White House - Biden addressed each of them personally, praising their individual talents.
  • This year’s honorees included actor George Clooney, singers Amy Grant and Gladys Knight, composer Tania Leon, and rock group U2.
  • This year marked the 45th Kennedy Center Honors – and it’s set to air on CBS December 28th at 8pm ET.
  • Source: ABC News

Billboard’s Year-End “Top Rock Artists” Chart Includes The Beatles, CCR, And Elvis

  • Classic artists dominate the Billboard “Top Rock Artists” chart for 2022, with four of the top ten being classic acts.
  • The “Top Rock Albums” chart is also dominated by classic records, with Fleetwood Mac’s “Rumours” at number one.
  • The charts are compiled using several things, including airplay, sales and streaming data, and social media activity.
  • Source: Billboard

Elton John Tapped As Top Tour

  • Elton John’s “Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour” was the top-grossing tour in October according to Billboard.
  • It’s a record fifth time the tour has been on top since the chart started in 2019.
  • John has a chance to beat Ed Sheeran’s total of $776.4M and become the highest-grossing tour in Boxscore history.
  • Source: Billboard

Fleetwood Mac’s Christine McVie Has Passed

  • Christine McVie of Fleetwood Mac has passed away at the age of 79.
  • In a statement, her family said she passed away “peacefully” after a short illness yesterday morning.
  • There’s no word on what that illness was, but she was in the company of loved ones.
  • While younger audiences might not know her, they do know the band – and the music? It’s ingrained in American culture.
  • As for McVie, she was not only a member of the band, but she was a key contributor to the group's multi-platinum success.
  • Source: CNN

Bob Weir Talks About Breathing New Life Into The Grateful Dead

  • The Grateful Dead’s Bob Weir talked with CBS’ John Blackstone on the network’s “Sunday Morning” show about keeping the band’s music alive.
  • “My major consideration is, what are people going to say about what I’m doing in 300 years?” he told Blackstone.
  • He also talked about his collaboration with the National Symphony Orchestra last month for four concerts of Dead music.
  • Source: JamBase

B-52s Close Out Farewell Tour With Vegas Residency

  • The B-52s have added ten more shows to the end of their farewell tour.
  • The group will be playing 10 nights between May and September at the Venetian Resort in Las Vegas.
  • Tickets for the residency shows go on sale Saturday through Ticketmaster and the Venetian’s website.
  • Source: Spin

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Ringo Starr Selling “Peace And Love” Statues For Charity

  • Ringo Starr is selling 500 life-size statues of his hand making his famous “Peace And Love” gesture.
  • The statues will be sold online by Julien’s Auctions, with half of them made from stainless steel and the rest from bronze.
  • Proceeds from the sale will go to The Lotus Foundation.
  • Source: Bravewords

Mariah Carey Admits To Being A Diva

  • Mariah Carey admitted in a recent interview she is, in fact, a diva
  • Part of the blame, she says, lays with learning to be a diva from her opera-singer mother
  • Carey admits, though, that she plays up her ‘diva-ness’ on purpose sometimes
  • Source: W Magazine

Andrew Ridgely Reveals He And George Michael Used To Go Caroling

  • Andrew Ridgely said during a radio appearance that he and George Michael used to go Christmas caroling together.
  • He says they went to “some households who couldn’t quite believe they had WHAM! singing Christmas carols there in front of them.”
  • He says he tries to “look on the positives and what was life-affirming about George” during the holidays.
  • Source: Music-News

Eurythmics Reportedly Plotting Huge $100M Tour

  • Music industry insiders says that Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart have been offered a huge amount of money to reunite.
  • Insiders say a 40-date tour by the Eurythmics could gross over $100M.
  • The talks are just beginning, but insiders say that “nothing is off the table, including a brand-new studio album.”
  • Source: Daily Mail

Michael Jackson Estate Has Secret Project In The Works

  • The King of Pop is still making bank, years after his passing
  • According to court documents, the estate is petitioning the court to approve a new business deal - something that legally must happen for any deal to go through
  • While no details are available, and the judge is yet to rule, the petition claims the new business venture would be a benefit to the beneficiaries - namely, his kids Paris, Blanket and Prince, and his mother Katherine
  • Source: RadarOnline

"Christmas In Rockefeller Center" Lineup Promises Something For Everyone

  • The lighting of the Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center is a holiday tradition
  • This year the musical performers cover a broad spectrum including pop, country, r&b and traditional
  • "Christmas in Rockefeller Center" airs November 30 at 8 ET on NBC
  • Source: NBC New York

Harry & Meghan Cheer Sir Elton As A Family “Friend”

  • Fans got a surprise before Elton John’s farewell concert at Dodger Stadium when they heard a message from Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
  • The royal couple thanked Elton for being a friend to Princess Diana, them, and their children in a video played before the show.
  • Elton performed at Harry and Meghan’s wedding at Windsor Castle in 2018.
  • Source: People

Mariah Carey Puts The "Christmas" Spirit Back In The Billboard Hot 100

  • Mariah Carey’s hit single “All I Want For Christmas is You” has debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 for the first time this year at number 36 this week
  • Carey’s song has gotten only more popular with each passing year
  • “Christmas” was the number one song on the Billboard Hot 100 for one week in 2019, two weeks in 2020, and three weeks in 2021
  • Source: Billboard

Sir Elton Drops The Curtain On His Final North American Tour

  • The Rocket Man played his final U.S. show at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles last night.
  • Sir Elton John filled the career spanning set list and performed duets with Dua Lipa and Brandi Carlile before taking his final bow with "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road."
  • A number of famous names shared messages to Elton before the show, including President Biden who thanked the singer for his activism that he said "saved countless lives."
  • Source: USA Today

Bruce Springsteen Addresses Ticket Pricing

  • Bruce Springsteen has responded to criticism of the ticket prices for his upcoming tour with the E Street Band.
  • Springsteen says that “most of our tickets are totally affordable.”
  • He added, “If there’s any complaints on the way out, you can have your money back.”
  • Source: NME

Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Airs Tomorrow

  • The 2022 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony is set to premiere on HBO tomorrow starting at 8 p.m. Eastern Time.
  • The ceremony was held on Saturday, November 5th, and ran for more than five hours.
  • The show will also be available to stream on HBO Max.
  • Source: Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame

American Music Awards Are This Sunday

  • The 50th Annual American Music Awards happen this weekend and the entire music world will either be honored, performing or watching
  • Along with tributes from P!nk and Stevie Wonder, there will be performances by Imagine Dragons, Carrie Underwood, GloRilla and many more
  • We have all the nominees - and you can see it all go down live Sunday night starting at 8pm Eastern
  • Source: American Music Awards

Danny Elfman Released First Track From Netflix’s “White Noise”

  • The first song from Danny Elfman’s score for the Netflix film “White Noise” is out.
  • “Duel Lecture” is the first release from the album that’s set to release tomorrow.
  • The adaptation of the novel by Don DeLillo is set to premiere in theaters on November 25th.
  • Source: Pitchfork
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