Sting and “The Last Ship” Cast Members Taking Part in NYC Christmas Carol Event, Album Signing

Kevin Mazur/WireImageSting will participate in a few interesting events this weekend in New York City in conjunction with his Broadway musical, The Last Ship.
On Saturday, the ex-Police frontman and other members of the production will team up with cast members from the show Jersey Boys to help out a couple of local charities by taking part in a fundraiser dubbed “Saturday Night Scream Christmas Carols.” The Broadway performers will belt out some yuletide tunes on 52nd Street outside the August Wilson Theatre and Neil Simon Theatre, while at the same time giving fans and friends the …read more

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Rock Stars and Celebrities Answer the Question: Lennon or McCartney?

PRNewsFoto/Epic Rights; Mary McCartney/MPL CommunicationsIt’s a question that music fans have pondered for decades — which Beatles singer/songwriter do you prefer, John Lennon or Paul McCartney? Now, a fascinating video put together by Scared Goose Productions has been posted online that gathers audio and video footage of 550 musicians, actors and other celebrities responding to the question.
A tally of the responses appearing at the end of the 34-minute-long video shows that Lennon garnered 282 votes, while McCartney got 196. Not surprisingly, there were some dissenters amongst the people polled, with 15 picking George Harrison, …read more

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1,000 Foo Fighters Fans in Italy to Play “Learn to Fly” Simultaneously

Image Courtesy of Ringo StarrA group of Italian Foo Fighters fans have launched a crowd-funding campaign to get the band to play a show in Italy’s Romagna region. The plan is to have 1,000 people simultaneously play the Foos’ 1999 single, “Learn to Fly,” which they hope will inspire Dave Grohl and company to play their home region. The campaign is aiming to raise 40,000 euros in order to fund the project.
This isn’t the first time fans have turned to crowd-funding to get the Foo Fighters to play their city. Earlier this year, …read more

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Lynyrd Skynyrd to Perform First Two Albums at Special Hometown Concerts in February

Credit: Clay Patrick McBrideLynyrd Skynyd has scheduled a pair of special hometown shows in Jacksonville, Florida, early next year that the Southern rock legends are planning to capture for a television special and home-video release. The concerts will take place at the Florida Theatre on February 12 and 13, and will feature the band performing, respectively, its first two albums, 1973’s Pronounced Leh-nerd Skin-nerd and 1974’s Second Helping.
“We’ve been wanting to go back and recreate these live records for a long time,” Skynyrd singer Johnny Van Zant tells the Florida-Times Union. “We decided to come …read more

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