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Day: May 5, 2014

Danny Clinch; Kristin BurnsNeil Young and Stevie Nicks are among several artists from outside the world of country music that scored nominations for the 2014 CMT Music Awards. The Rock and Roll Hall of Famers will compete against each other for the CMT Performance of the Year prize at the ceremony, which will air live from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, June 4, at 8 p.m. ET on CMT.

Young received a nod for a duet rendition of his song “Long May You Run” with his old buddy Willie Nelson, which was featured on …read more

Michael Kovac/Getty Images for EJAFIn addition to recording and touring the world non-stop, Elton John spends much of his time raising money for charity. He’s so good at it that he is the highest ranking celebrity to land on The Sunday Times‘ Annual Giving List, which surveys the U.K. residents who are the most generous when it comes to philanthropy.

According to The Times, John has directly raised or given more than 24 million pounds — that’s more than $40 million — in the past year, including raising more than $23 million alone for his …read more

Photo: Lawrence WatsonAiling ex-Dr. Feelgood guitarist and recent Roger Daltrey collaborator Wilko Johnson has undergone a major operation related to the terminal pancreatic cancer he’s been battling for more than a year. According to a message posted Friday on his band’s official Facebook page, the 66-year-old rocker underwent a nine-hour procedure to have a pancreatic tumor removed.

In the post, Johnson’s manager Lisa Climie reports that the surgery was successful and adds, “The head of the medical team treating Wilko said that they were happy with his condition.”

Climie also says doctors will continue …read more

ABC/Randy Holmes; Danny Martindale/WireImageTom Hardy, the highly regarded British actor who’s been tapped to portray Elton John in the music legend’s upcoming biopic, recently claimed in an interview that he can’t sing a note. But don’t worry: as Hardy admits to ABC News Radio, he just made that up, because he thinks it’s more “interesting” if people think he has no musical ability.

Asked by the Wall Street Journal if the fact that he’s starring in the movie, Rocketman, means he’ll be singing Elton’s biggest hits, Hardy replied, “Yeah, I hope so…But that’s …read more

Courtesy Courtney Love via Instagram/Foo Fighters via InstagramThe rift between Courtney Love and Dave Grohl was long, acrimonious and well-documented. So when they hugged last month on stage at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony during which Nirvana was inducted, a significant portion of the audience gasped.

Love has now publicly commented on the hatchet-burying. She tells Pitchfork, “We just both knew it was time to let it go, and we were ready to do it.”

Courtney says she ran into Grohl on her way to the bathroom. “He came up to me …read more

GREEN BAY, WI – MAY 5TH, 2014 – With the NFL Draft coming this weekend, the Green Bay Packers have begun discussions to extend Head Coach Mike McCarthy.  McCarthy, who was hired in 2006, is going into the final two years of his current deal.  He ranks third on the Packers coaching wins list behind […]

Danny ClinchGregg Allman is suing the producers behind Midnight Rider, the film based on his life, days after he reportedly asked the director to not resume production.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Allman’s lawsuit claims that Unclaimed Freight Productions obtained the rights to his story in 2013 but failed to begin principal photography on the project by an agreed-upon date: February 28 of this year. He further alleges that producers never paid him the full purchase price for his life story.

A hearing regarding a temporary restraining order on the film is set for May …read more

HOR Records; Courtesy of BostonThe Doobie Brothers already have mapped out a brief co-headlining tour with Peter Frampton this summer, and now comes word that the band will be hitting the stage with another famed classic rock act for a series of U.S. shows in the coming months. The Doobies have lined up seven joint stateside dates with Boston, three in June and four in August.

The shows are scheduled for June 17 in The Woodlands, Texas; June 18 in Allen, Texas; June 21 in Chicago; August 2 in Mountain View, California; August 3 …read more

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Stuart C. Wilson/Getty ImagesMick Jagger performed Friday at a memorial service for his late partner, fashion designer L’Wren Scott, who committed suicide in March.

Friends and family gathered at St. Bartholomew’s Church in New York City, where the Rolling Stones frontman sang Bob Dylan‘s “Just Like a Woman.” He also spoke at the event, as did actresses Ellen Barkin and Sarah Jessica Parker, among others.

Poems were shared by Scott’s niece, Hannah Bambrough, and Mick’s son, James Jagger. Mick’s grandchildren, Mazie and Zak, read Psalm 23.

Mick’s longtime backup singer, Lisa Fischer, performed “Amazing Grace.”

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