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Springsteen-093009.jpg Newly surfaced video footage shows Bruce Springsteen testing out his dance skills on stage during his recently wrapped The River Tour. During a stop in Oakland, California at the Oracle Arena this past March, Springsteen welcomed a female fan on stage during "Dancing In the Dark," a young girl nicknamed Boo, who promptly broke into the Whip/Nae Nae dance.

VanMorrison-041811.jpg Van Morrison will release a reissue of It's Too Late to Stop Now, the live album that captured his 1973 tour. The expanded reissue features three additional CDs and one DVD recorded at Los Angeles' the Troubadour, the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium and London's Rainbow. The DVD features footage shot in London for a never released BBC special.

Aerosmith-01192010.jpg Steven Tyler has confirmed a new string of solo tour dates in support of his country music release Out on a Limb. The tour is set to kick off on July 2 at the Venetian Theatre in Las Vegas and run through September 13 when he'll wrap at the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts in Toronto.

AxlRose-102009.jpg An early recording of Axl Rose performing with AC/DC has leaked to the web. In a series of videos posted to YouTube the Guns N' Roses rocker can be heard from outside a rehearsal in Lisbon, Portugal taking on a handful of AC/DC classics including "Thunderstruck," "Hells Bells" and "Back In Black."

steviewonder-040811.jpg  Stevie Wonder is the most recent legendary artist to pay tribute to the late great Prince. Wonder issued his tribute to the Purple One in a piece written for rollingstone.com and says that if "Michael Jackson was the King of Pop, Prince was the Emperor." "Prince was so inspired, and so inspiring. He was kind, he was disciplined and he knew where he wanted to go."

Styx-040811.jpg Styx paid tribute to Prince and David Bowie with their tour kick of show in Pensacola, Florida last night. Keyboardist/singer Lawrence Gowan played the Prince tune "1999" and the Bowie tune "Changes." Styx are currently on tour with Def Leppard, and later will be joined by Tesla, before eventually embarking on a solo trek.

U2-100209.jpg U2 guitarist The Edge is the first rock artist ever to perform at the Sistine Chapel. He performed an acoustic set for the Cellular Horizons conference, playing the U2 tracks "Yahweh," "Ordinary World," and "Walk On," along with a cover of the Leonard Cohen cut "If It Be Your Will." "When I was asked to perform in the Sistine Chapel I didn't know what to say . . ."

Rollingstones-121115.jpg The Rolling Stones have issued a cryptic tweet hinting at a possible appearance at a new fall music festival that is being referred to as a "classic rock Coachella." The update was only a 30-second song snippet, Exile on Main St. track "All Down the Line," and one word: "October." Billboard reports that Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan, Neil Young and more.

FleetwoodMac-070111.jpg Mick Fleetwood, Stewart Copeland, Tommy Lee and Taylor Hawkins joined Chad Smith, drummer for the Red Hot Chili Peppers, and actor Will Ferrell for a benefit in Los Angeles on Friday, April 29. The Red Hot Benefit Comedy + Music Show & Quinceanera benefitted Cancer for College (Ferrell's pick) and Silverlake Conservatory of Music (Smith's choice).

paulmccartney-04261.jpg Paul McCartney recently met the women who inspired the Beatles' "Blackbird," which is from their famous White Album, according to Rolling Stone. The former Beatle met the women, Thelma Mothershed Wair and Elizabeth Eckford, backstage at his Little Rock, Arkansas concert Saturday night.

Aerosmith-01192010.jpg Steven Tyler has confirmed plans to headline the upcoming Laconiafest this summer. The fest is set to take place over nine days in Laconia, New Hampshire from June 11-19. The event comes as part of the 93rd annual Laconia Motorcycle Week. This year Tyler joins an already stacked lineup including P.O.D., Sevendust, Adelitas Way, Bret Michaels and more.

judaspriest-120209.jpg Judas Priest fronter Rob Halford says he has no interest in making a sequel to Redeemer of Souls. Speaking with Ultimateclassicrock.com, Halford says they've been at work on a follow-up to the 2004 release, but they hope to break some new ground. "There have been a few [ideas] exchanged back and forth . . ."

TomPetty-112409.jpg Tom Petty has shared his memories of Prince's legendary guitar solo during a performance at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004. The solo came during a tribute performance for the late George Harrison and Prince joined an all-star band for a cover of "While My Guitar Gently Weeps."

IggyPop-110309.jpg Iggy Pop and Josh Homme have opened up about their new collaborative release Post Pop Depression during a recent appearance at a museum talk. The pair sat down to discuss the release during a chat at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles. "I'm always ready to take a risk. I don't work in a bank," Homme explained. "I'm here to take a leap and see what's out there."

Rollingstones-121115.jpg Mick Jagger has offered up his remembrance of his late girlfriend L'Wren Scott on the anniversary of her 52nd birthday. He shared a tribute to Scott via Instagram, sharing a photo of the stylist and designer in front of a desert sunset and noting "remembering L'Wren on her birthday." She was found dead in her New York City apartment on March 17.

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