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paulmccartney-04261.jpg Paul McCartney was joined by Foo Fighters fronter Dave Grohl for a rendition of "I Saw Her Standing There," during a gig at London's O2 Arena over the weekend. The cut came at the end of Macca's first encore and featured Grohl playing rhythm guitar and sharing a mic with the Beatles legend. The pair have also previously hooked up on the collab "Cut Me Some Slack."

neil-young-032015.jpg Neil Young has released "Rock Starbucks," a take down of the popular coffee chain. The rocker previewed the video for the track during an episode of Democracy Now!. It's not the first time Young has lashed out against Starbucks, previously slamming the café after it joined a lawsuit with Monsanto to overturn a Vermont law.

LedZeppelin-100709.jpg  Led Zeppelin's lawyers have offered a boasting response to a lawsuit filed on behalf of the late Randy California, claiming that Zep filched elements of his Spirit song, "Taurus." California's estate claims that the two toured together in the late 1960s, during which time Zeppelin heard "Taurus" and appropriated parts of it for "Stairway to Heaven."

bandBonJovi-101609.jpg Jon Bon Jovi debuted a new song, "Reunion," during a recent graduation ceremony at Rutgers University in Camden, New Jersey. Bon Jovi hoped to encourage the graduates with the new song, which he claims he only played once before - "for the chancellor in the back dressing room," he said. "This isn't how the story ends, my friends, it's just a fork along the road," he sang.

brianmay-071012.jpg Sorry Queen fans, guitarist Brian May says that the band are not working on a new album because singer Adam Lambert "doesn't want to be with us all the time." "[A new album] is not coming along, no we're not doing that," May told Gigwise. "Not at the moment anyway, we might do. At the moment we're watching with interest while Adam pursues his solo career . . ."

Gregg-Allman-110510.jpg Gregg Allman has announced plans to release a new album and DVD, Live: Back to Macon, GA this summer, which was recorded during a January 14, 2014 performance at the Grand Opera House. The two-disc album and DVD include much of the same material; the video also features some interviews with Allman, who recorded the shows with his eight-piece solo band in front of an intimate crowd.

police-022814.jpg Sting and James Corden have both lent their voices to the legions of celebrities paying tribute to David Letterman. The Late Show host signed off this week and the pair teamed up for their tribute song together on Corden's Late Late Show, immediately following Dave's final episode earlier this week.

img2-030915.jpg Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo teamed up earlier this month for a special cover tribute to Johnny Cash. The pair, who are married and have two daughters together, took the stage together at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium for the show to sing a mash-up of their signature hit "Heartbreaker" with Cash's classic "Ring of Fire."

kiss-110209.jpg Gene Simmons says that KISS are not putting away their stage boots anytime soon. Speaking with Classic Rock, the bassist noted that they plan on heading back into the studio soon. "It will happen when we have time," he began. "I have music in me that needs to come out. I recently wrote a song called 'Your Wish Is My Command.' It feels like a Kiss song . . ."

rush-031110.jpg Rush guitarist Alex Lifeson is suffering from arthritis, which is slowing down the band's touring plans. Geddy Lee, speaking with Classic Rock, says the disorder is debilitating. "If I was going out onstage and I couldn't play the way I want to, or the way I've played in the past, there's no way I'd want to do it. I wouldn't want to go out there and be a shadow . . ."

PinkFloyd.jpg Pink Floyd's Roger Waters has announced his first live appearance in two years, as he is scheduled to perform at this year's Newport Folk Festival. The Pink Floyd co-founder will headline the event, which is his first performance at the festival. Waters' last live show was in September 2013.

thewho-103009.jpg Roger Daltrey of the Who recently asked a fan at a Nassau Colliseum show in New York to stop smoking pot. "The show will be over," he tells the individual in a vid posted online. "It's your choice, I can't do anything about it. I'm doing my best." Other audience members shout out "Eat it" to the offender.

RollingStones-110409.jpg The Rolling Stones have announced a slew of opening acts for their highly anticipated upcoming summer tour. The Stones made a multitude of announcements regarding opening acts on their Twitter page. Brad Paisley will open for the band June 17 at Nashville's LP Field, Gary Clark Jr. will join the band May 24 at San Diego's PETCO Park, Kid Rock plays May 30 in Columbus.

steviewonder-040811.jpg  The unlikely duo of Stevie Wonder and Keith Urban teamed up with Jason Derulo on "Broke," the latest song to be taken off the latter's upcoming new studio album Everything Is 4. Wonder offers a harmonica solo on the track, as Urban brings an expected country vibe with acoustic guitars and banjo.

paulmccartney-04261.jpg Paul McCartney and Lady Gaga have shared a few details regarding their surprise collaboration. Deadline reports that the song is one of "seven or eight" new McCartney recordings slated for inclusion in the soundtrack to High in the Clouds, a 3D animated movie based on his 2005 children's book of the same name.

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