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Johnnycash-052912.jpg Johnny Cash and Miranda Lambert have both earned stars on Nashville's Music City Walk of Fame. Cash's star was accepted by his youngest son, Tommy, who said that his dad's spirit was present. "I miss him very much," Cash said. "He's been gone 12 years, and June Carter Cash has been gone, but their spirits and their genuineness is here in this plaque today."

Beatles-102511.jpg Never-before-seen photos of stars like the Doors, the Beatles, and Kate Bush are on exhibit in the TV Times' 60 Years, 60 Iconic Images show at the Blue Fin Building and Platform in London. The photos have never been displayed to the public before. "These photographs show both the hype and excitement that occurred around stars' appearances," reads a presser for the event.

LennyKravitz-110209.jpg Lenny Kravitz and James Franco are featured in a new ad for "Guitar Hero Live," competing at the game in a living room setting. Kravitz rocks out, but Franco looks less comfortable doing so, and at one point mentions Kravitz's recent pant-splitting wardrobe malfunction. "Guitar Hero Live" is in stores on October 23.

BackTracks-09292009.jpg AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd has reportedly lost his appeal against the home sentence he was handed after being convicted of murder threats and possession of methamphetamine and cannabis. Rudd's lawyer Craig Tuck spoke about the charges saying they were trumped up from the outset. He told Sun Media that the charges stemmed from an angry phone call.

David-Bowie.jpg David Bowie has revealed his new track "Blackstar," which serves as the theme song to the new Sky Atlantic television series The Last Panthers. The track is Bowie's first television theme in twenty years and follows his theme for the 1990s series The Buddha of Suburbia. Director Johan Renck spoke with the BBC about approaching Bowie for the theme.

RollingStones-110409.jpg The trailer for Vinyl, a new HBO series from executive producers Martin Scorsese and Mick Jagger, has been released. The ten-episode series, set in 1970s New York, looks at the underbelly of the music business during the dawn of punk, disco and hip-hop. The trailer sees the character Richie Finestra (Bobby Cannavale), who runs a record label, in hype mode.

Beatles-102511.jpg Several rare classic rock items including a set of the Beatles drum skins and Elvis Presley's gold plated piano are due to hit the auction block soon. The auction, hosted by Julien's Auction House, is set to take place on November 7.

kiss-110209.jpg KISS member Paul Stanley says that Peter Criss and Ace Frehley sold the rights to their iconic Spaceman and Catman makeup for "not a whole lot." "The guys basically sold it off for, you know, not a whole lot, because they didn't think it was worth anything," Stanley said speaking to Australia's 4KQ.

EddieVanHalen-092809.jpg David Lee Roth thanked Eddie Van Halen for giving him "the best years of my life" onstage during a recent two-night stand at the Hollywood Bowl, which wrapped up their summer tour. Roth referenced Bon Jovi, and used that band's recent issues to cast praise of Eddie.

RollingStones-110409.jpg Ronnie Wood surprised James Bay's fans at London's Brixton Academy over the weekend, when he joined Bay on stage for a rendition of the Faces classic "(You Know) I'm Losing You." Bay dished to Rolling Stone on how the collab came about. "It's been a mad few weeks. Back at the beginning of September, Ronnie presented me with an award . . ."

JohnFogerty-040811.jpg John Fogerty has planned a Las Vegas residency that will feature sets culled from Creedence Clearwater Revival's three albums released in 1969 - Bayou Country, Green River, and Willy and the Poor Boys. "Peace, love and Vegas! I'm excited to be coming to the Venetian and bringing my '1969' show for you all," Fogerty said in a statement.

RollingStones-110409.jpg Mick Jagger has been spotted with Jack White, sparking rumors that the two are collaborating on a new project. Jagger and White were spotted this week at a concert by indie band Death From Above 1979 held at White's Third Man Records in Nashville. Third Man includes a studio, record store, label offices and a novelties lounge.

PinkFloyd.jpg Roger Waters has slammed Bon Jovi for choosing to perform in Tel Aviv. Waters accused Jon Bon Jovi and his band mates of standing "shoulder to shoulder" with Israel before listing many of the casualties suffered by the Palestinians at the hands of the Israeli government in an open letter in Salon.

velvetunderground-082715.jpg The Velvet Underground: The Complete Matrix Tapes, a four-disc box set comprised of The Velvet Underground's 1969 residency at The Matrix, a small club in San Francisco, will be released on November 20.

brianmay-071012.jpg Queen's Brian May will debut his new short horror film, One Night In Hell, at this year's Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights. He is also working on a full length version of the film.

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