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Day: June 25, 2014

Atlantic RecordsIn 2012, Phil Collins told ABC News Radio that he was pondering what to do with his extensive collection of memorabilia relating to the Alamo — the site of a pivotal battle during the Texas Revolution in the 1800s — when he dies. Well, he’s now reached a decision: He’s going to donate the whole thing — worth tens of millions of dollars — to the state of Texas, gratis.

Texas Monthly magazine reports that the deal was set up by Kaye Tucker, a manager at the Texas General Land Office, who …read more

Photo: Danny ClinchWhile the World Cup has been captivating sports fans around the globe, Bruce Springsteen says he’s only been following the soccer tournament “a little bit.” When TMZ bumped into the Boss on Tuesday, he apparently hadn’t heard yet about the altercation that occurred the same day in which a Uruguayan player named Luis Suarez appeared to bite Italy’s Giorgio Chiellini while the two competed for the ball late in a game that Uruguay ended up winning 1-0.

When the interviewer told Springsteen about the incident, and asked him for his opinion about …read more

Photo: Brantley GutierrezBono has slammed Apple for being “annoyingly quiet” — at least when it comes to the company’s partnership with the U2 singer’s anti-AIDS charity (RED).

In an address at the Cannes Lion advertising festival, Bono appeared with Apple Senior VP of design John Ive. According to Billboard, Bono commented, “One of the reasons it’s such a credit to have Johnny Ive on the stage is because Apple is so f***ing annoyingly quiet about the fact they’ve raised $75 million [for (RED)]! Nobody knows!”

The singer then held up his iPad with its (RED) cover, the logo of …read more

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Metallica will headline the U.K.’s Glastonbury Festival later this week, in spite of a petition by protesters to have the band removed from the festival bill and general grumbling from those sitting on what drummer Lars Ulrich calls “precious indie thresholds.”

In an interview with BBC 6, Ulrich dismisses the haters as those who “have short attention spans…they like things broken down into easy, digestible soundbites. It’s like, ‘Here comes the big bad heavy metal band to our precious little festival.’ I don’t think it’s genuinely like that… but there obviously are people who snub their …read more

Mary McCartney/MPL CommunicationsPaul McCartney has premiered a new official video for his song “Save Us” that was put together with more than a little help from his fans. The clip features dozens of photos submitted by fans that also include various lyric segments from the rocking tune, which appears on Sir Paul’s latest studio album, NEW.

The images have been compiled in a montage, along with some clever animation, and the result is a very clever video that celebrates the creativity of McCartney’s faithful followers and the love they have for the …read more

Marquette, Michigan  –  June 25, 2014  –  The Marquette Board of Light and Power reported they are aware of a phone scam targeted at their customers. According to the MBLP, several of their commercial customers have been contacted by telephone and told their electric power service would be disconnected within 45 minutes to one hour […]

Marquette, Michigan  –  June 25, 2014  –  Summertime in the U.P. means bugs — lots of ’em — and they wind up splattered all over your car! Bug guts are acidic and can eat right through your baby’s paint job. UP North CarWash has the solution! Your car will be hand-prepped by the professionals at […]

Vanguard RecordsGoodness, gracious, great balls of fire! Rock ‘n’ roll legend Jerry Lee Lewis is preparing to release a new studio album this fall that features guest appearances by a bevy of fellow music stars. Rock & Roll Time, which is scheduled to arrive on October 28, will include contributions from The Rolling StonesKeith Richards and Ronnie Wood, Neil Young, former Band guitarist/songwriter Robbie Robertson and longtime E Street Band member Nils Lofgren.

Rolling Stone reports that the 11-track record will include a variety of interesting covers of Chuck Berry‘s “Little Queenie” and “Promised Land,” Bob Dylan‘s …read more

Photo: Danny ClinchGregg Allman will take part in the star-studded 2014 edition of Atlanta’s annual Music Midtown festival. The two-day event is scheduled for September 19 and 20, and will be held at Piedmont Park.

In addition to Allman, this year’s lineup will feature headlining performances from ex-White Stripes frontman Jack White, pop-blues star John Mayer, hip-hop legends Run DMC, rap stars Eminem and Iggy Azalea, country act Zac Brown Band, young pop sensation Lorde and more.

Tickets for the fest go on sale this Saturday at 10 a.m. ET. General admission tickets cost $125 for …read more