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billy-joel-070616.jpg Billy Joel gave some lucky high schoolers a few words of wisdom when he offered the commencement address at his former high school. The Long Island native attended Hicksville High School but fell one credit short of graduating after oversleeping and missing a crucial English exam. He was later awarded his diploma in 1992 after submitting his remaining academic requirements.

U21-080416.jpg U2 bassist Adam Clayton was honored at the recent MusiCares benefit. The event took place earlier this week at the Playstation Theater in New York's Times Square and Clayton received the Stevie Ray Vaughan Award at the annual MusiCares MAP Fund Benefit Concert. During his speech, Clayton opened up about his alcoholism.

ladyant-061316.jpg Lady Antebellum is set to appear at this year's Macy's July 4 firework spectacular. This year they join Brad Paisley and Hailee Steinfeld at the event, which will kick off in the evening of July 4 from New York City. "Our lineup of amazing musical acts and personalities will be the perfect lead-in to the incredible fireworks display the nation waits for all year."

Band-Interpol-062717.jpg Interpol has revealed their plans to reissue their classic release Our Love to Admire. News of the reissue came via press release from their label UMe and it will come as an expanded two-vinyl set. "With the full participation of the band members, to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Our Love to Admire, UMe will release three special expanded-edition reissues . . ."

PharrellWilliams-060717.jpg Pharrell has opened up about the struggles of raising triplets while balancing his never-ending career obligations. He opened up about his hectic family life during a recent interview with Jimmy Fallon and says that the trio tend to follow one another's lead. "It's a full-on assembly line," Williams, 44, told Fallon. "All of them are fine and healthy."

HunterHayes-0062817.jpg Hunter Hayes has offered up the video for his track "Amen." The standalone single follows his 2015 album The 21 Project and was released by Hayes last year. The video finds Hunter in footage of what he has become known for, playing live all over the US.

ArethaFranklin-110909.jpg Aretha Franklin has shelved a concert scheduled in Toronto for July 1 due to health concerns. News of the cancelation comes via an official statement from the legendary singer's camp. They note that the decision was strictly on "doctor's orders."

NothingMore-062117.jpg Nothing More has revealed their new video for the track "Go to War." The track is pulled from the band's current release The Stories We Tell Ourselves and finds the band performing in a dimly lit bar as a number of interpersonal wars play out before them on the dance floor.

Shakira-062717.jpg Shakira has announced plans for a tour in support of her newest release El Dorado. The run will kick off in Europe in November and will head to the U.S. on January 9th at the Amyway Center in Orlando, Florida. She is also set to perform in Washington D.C., New York, Toronto, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles and more.

tobykeith-063016.jpg Toby Keith has revealed plans for his first headlining show in Nashville in over a decade. The show will take place at the Ascend Amphitheater on July 20 as part of the Toby Keith Interstates & Tailgates Tour. That run kicked off in 2016 and continues this week with at a show on June 29 in Normal, Illinois at The Corn Crib. Thus far the run will continue through October 29.

JacksonBrowne-011817.jpg Jackson Browne has confirmed plans for a headlining performance in Anaheim, California later this summer. The show will take place at the City National Grove of Anaheim on Saturday, July 29, 2017. Tickets go on sale Friday, June 30 at noon. In addition to that show, Browne has also signed on to give a headlining performance at this year's upcoming Laid Back Fest.

MetallicaX-070916.jpg Lars Ulrich has contributed the foreword to a new book about the famed Metal Blade Records. The book will be titled "For The Sake Of Heaviness: The History Of Metal Blade Records" and is set for release on August 29. It was penned by the label's founder Brian Slagel who confirmed Ulrich's participation.

Rihanna-061616.jpg Rihanna has thrown her weight behind the effort to increase funding for education worldwide. Last week she hit Twitter to appeal to Argentinian President Mauricio Macri, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, French President Emmanuel Macron, and the German press secretary of the Chancellor's office Steffen Seibert.

calvinharris-012717.jpg Calvin Harris has revealed the track listing to his forthcoming new album Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1. He shared the details in the form of a photo of the album artwork proofs from his forthcoming Columbia Records release. The album will include the previously released singles "Slide," "Rollin," and "Feels."

ElvisPresley-101909.jpg A biopic of Elvis Presley's legendary manager Colonel Tom Parker is reportedly in the works. The film will be based on Alanna Nash's book, The Colonel: The Extraordinary Story of Colonel Tom Parker and Elvis Presley, published by Simon & Schuster. Spencer Proffer, Steve Binder, and Joe Berlinger are all on the production team prepping the film.

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