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Rod Stewart’s Autobiography Is Expected Next Fall

Rod Stewart has lived quite the rock ‘n’ roll life, fronting two revered bands, compiling a long list of solo hits and walking down the aisle more than once (usually with a model).

That said, he has more than enough material to fill an autobiography, and Stewart is in fact working on one that’s due in stores next fall from Crown Archetype, a division of Random House.

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Queen’s Brian May Contacts Lady Gaga About Fronting the Band

Queen is looking to fill the void left by the late Freddie Mercury, and Lady Gaga is being considered for it. Guitarist Brian May previously reached out to Bad Company leader Paul Rodgers, but now it looks as though the pop diva is at the top of the list.

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Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and Beatles’ Widows Attend Premiere of New George Harrison Documentary

Ex-Beatles Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr attended the U.K. premiere of the documentary ‘George Harrison: Living in the Material World’ in London on October 2, as did the widows of their late band mates Harrison (Olivia Harrison) and John Lennon (Yoko Ono).

Their presence sent a loud and clear message about their love and respect for the so-called quiet member of the Fab Four. Other music notables on hand included Beatles producer George Martin and Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood.

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Carrie Underwood, Stevie Wonder and Smokey Robinson Team Up Onstage at Beverly Hills Event [VIDEOS]

Music City merged with Motown on Sept. 19 when country/pop star Carrie Underwood performed alongside R&B’s Stevie Wonder and Smokey Robinson during the Society of Singers‘ annual Ella Award ceremony in Beverly Hills, CA.

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Kiss Will Hit the High Seas for a Five-Day Kiss Kruise

The official Kiss fan club is known as the Kiss Army, but when the band’s most loyal supporters set sail with the band, do they become the Kiss Navy?

Perhaps that question will be answered on Oct. 13. That’s when the first-ever Kiss Kruise — featuring two performances by the group, social activities with select members and more — departs from Miami and heads to the Bahamas and back.

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Jermaine Jackson Defends Brother Michael Jackson in New Book

Michael Jackson had millions of fans and supporters during his lifetime, but arguably the most ardent and vocal defender of the superstar since his death in 2009 has been older sibling Jermaine Jackson.

He continues to uphold the late King of Pop’s legacy and paint a favorable picture of him, both verbally and in his recently released book, ‘You Are Not Alone, Michael: Through a Brother’s Eyes.’

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Lady Gaga and Sting Team Up for Killer Versions of ‘King of Pain’ and ‘Stand By Me’ [VIDEOS]

Singing the Ben E. King hit ‘Stand by Me’ together is nothing new for Lady Gaga and Sting.

But at last weekend’s iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas, they took their onstage collaboration to the next level by also performing a version of The Police‘s ‘King of Pain.’

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Billy Joel’s ‘Piano Man’ and Full Album Catalog Get Deluxe Treatment

When Billy Joel was a young artist entertaining offers from record labels, he ultimately chose Columbia because it was “a company that knows how to build a career.”

On Nov. 8, Columbia/Legacy Recordings will honor that successful career by releasing a limited-edition Joel boxed set and a two-disc version of his 1973 breakthrough album, ‘Piano Man.’

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Bruce Springsteen and E Street Band’s Future Up for Debate

As both Tony’s right-hand man in ‘The Sopranos’ and Bruce Springsteen‘s main confidant (and guitarist) in the E Street Band, Steven Van Zandt has spent the bulk of his career speaking very carefully to others about business at hand.

So when Van Zandt says there will be a meeting soon with “the boss” about the group’s future without late saxophonist Clarence Clemons, you know it’s going to happen.

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R.E.M. Announces Breakup, Says ‘The Time Just Feels Right’

After more than 30 years together, during which time they rose from critical alternative-rock favorites to international pop superstars and eventually Rock and Roll Hall of Fame status, R.E.M. announced Wednesday they have “called it a day as a band.”

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‘American Idol’ Alum James Durbin Inks Deal with Wind-up Records

Finishing fourth on ‘American Idol’ isn’t necessarily detrimental to a music career, especially for singers whose registers are best suited for rock.

Things have turned out just fine for Chris Daughtry, season five’s fourth-place finalist. And so far, the likelihood for sustained success is looking good for the season 10 equivalent, James Durbin, who recently signed a contract with Wind-up Records.

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Jerry Leiber, Co-Writer of Songs for Elvis Presley and Other Legends, Dies

Lyricist Jerry Leiber, who with composer and longtime collaborator Mike Stoller wrote songs recorded by Elvis Presley, The Rolling Stones, Aretha Franklin, Norah Jones and many others, died Monday in Los Angeles.

Leiber, 78, had been battling cardiopulmonary disease.

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