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Rollingstones-121115.jpg The Rolling Stones and Elton John have both complained of Donald Trump's use of their music at campaign rallies. The presidential candidate did not ask Stones for permission to play three of their tunes - "You Can't Always Get What You Want," "Sympathy for the Devil" and "Brown Sugar" - at a campaign stop.

eagles.jpg Eagles co-founders Don Henley and Bernie Leadon will be joined by Joe Walsh, Tim Schmit and Jackson Browne for a tribute to departed Eagle Glenn Frey at the upcoming Grammys. It is speculated that the boys may honor Frey with a performance of "Take It Easy," a song Browne wrote with Frey, and with which he recently paid tribute to him.

Eltonjohn-071511.jpg Elton John has revealed that he plans to connect with the Killers to co-write for their forthcoming new album. Speaking with NME, Sir Elton said he's hoping to head stateside to commence the writing sessions as soon as this spring.

Davidcrosby-112310.jpg David Crosby contributed to a song on the latest album from Brooklyn band Snarky Puppy. The LP, Family Dinner Vol. 2, features the Crosby-assisted cut "Somebody Home." "When I was wandering around YouTube looking for music I had not heard yet, I ran into the band Snarky Puppy and loved them immediately," Croz told Rolling Stone.

AliceCoopers.jpg Alice Cooper wasn't surprised by the reunion of the original lineup on Guns N' Roses, saying he had a feeling it was going to happen. "I had a feeling it was going to happen," Cooper tells Rolling Stone. "Guns N' Roses is always unpredictable, which makes them exciting. I think those gigs will go through."

Springsteen-093009.jpg E Street Band drummer Max Weinberg recalls what went into his preparations for the River Tour, where Bruce Springsteen and company will be performing their 1980 album in full. "I listened quite a bit to The River before the tour," he told Rolling Stone. "I was playing a lot of drums on that record."

Rollingstones-121115.jpg Mick Jagger's son has opened up about his favorite classic rock bands and says he's really more of a Kinks fan. James Jagger is currently starring in the HBO original series Vinyl, which is produced by his dad, and spoke on his favorite bands with nme.com. "When people ask me if I prefer the Rolling Stones or the Beatles . . ."

Eltonjohn-071511.jpg Elton John has become the latest artist to join Late Late Show host James Corden for a round of Carpool Karaoke. In-between rousing renditions of "Your Song," "Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me" and "Tiny Dancer," the two donned feathery boas and kooky sunglasses for "Crocodile Rock," with John explaining he wears flamboyant outfits on stage.

chicago-121415.jpg Peter Cetera has once again backed out of plans to reunite with Chicago at their Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction. The singer had initially claimed that he would not be taking part in the ceremony but then said he would in fact consider it. "Unfortunately, this scenario doesn't work for me," Cetera wrote.

Johnnycash-052912.jpg A newly discovered species of tarantula has been named after none other than Johnny Cash. The new spider was discovered by researchers at Auburn University and Millsaps College and the research team says they named the all-black spider for the original Man in Black. "I'm a huge Johnny Cash fan. But I didn't go into this searching for something I could name after him."

Rollingstones-121115.jpg Mick Jagger and Keith Richards reportedly had a dust-up on stage during a recent performance in Chile. The Rolling Stones were performing in Santiago, when the pair squared off in the jokingly hammed-up incident. Jagger was passing by Richards on stage during the intro to their classic track "Satisfaction" when the pair bumped into one another.

David-Bowie.jpg David Bowie's widow, former model Iman has opened up for the first time since his passing last month. She had posted various messages on Twitter in the days before his passing and has now returned to the social media site to share a tribute to her husband. In the post, Iman shared an image stating simply "Love and Gratitude, Iman."

image2-111110.jpg A Paris court has ordered Eric Clapton to pay a sum of $16,400 to the family of a painter for modifying a picture used on the cover of a collector's edition of the iconic album Layla. Clapton was taken to court by the family of French-Danish artist Emile Frandsen, who died in 1969.

steviewonder-040811.jpg  Stevie Wonder and Florence & The Machine will serve as headlining acts for this year's BottleRock Festival, Napa Valley's largest and most prominent music festival. Joining them will be Death Cab For Cutie, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Lenny Kravitz, Grouplove, Michael Franti and Spearhead, Cold War Kids, Andy Grammer and more.

slash-112309.jpg The documentary Slash: Raised on the Sunset Strip has landed on Blu-ray and DVD in North America. The doc centers on the Guns N' Roses guitarist's upbringing in England, and later career in music with GNR, Velvet Revolver, and Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators. The rock doc includes interviews with Duff McKagan, Matt Sorum and Lemmy Kilmister.

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