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Springsteen-093009.jpg Bruce Springsteen has taken a $10 million advance from Simon & Schuster for a memoir, an insider tells Page Six. The book, according to Rolling Stone, will be called Born to Run, and be released on September 27. "Writing about yourself is a funny business," the singer writes in a snippet of the book. "But in a project like this, the writer has made one promise."

manilow-041015.jpg Barry Manilow has been hospitalized following complications stemming from oral surgery. After the surgery, Manilow performed in Memphis, Tennessee, but had to be rushed back to the hospital. "Following a triumphant sold out concert in Memphis, Barry Manilow was rushed back to Los Angeles due to complications from emergency oral surgery that Manilow had on Monday," Manilow's team wrote.

David-Bowie.jpg David Bowie's son Duncan Jones has revealed that he is going to be a father, breaking the news in a tweet which paid tribute to his late father. Jones told Bowie that he was going to be a grandparent in December with a card that included a moving drawing referencing the circle of life. Jones shared a picture of the card on Twitter, where he said his baby is due in June.

paulmccartney-04261.jpg Paul McCartney has written and recorded new music for a series of "audio emojis" on Skype to celebrate Valentine's Day. The new compositions, which are coupled with moving emoji designs, last just five seconds and can be sent to friends over the messaging platform for free.

brianmay-071012.jpg A Queen tour recorded in 1975 and supplemented with documentary footage will be released as Queen: A Night in Bohemia. The footage was shot on Christmas Eve at the Hammersmith Odeon in London. Supplemental footage includes previously unseen footage of Freddie Mercury and the band, interviews and backstage clips.

Springsteen-093009.jpg A schoolgirl from Albany, New York was late for school after watching Bruce Springsteen play for three and a half hours the night before. The girl, Isabelle Pipino, was written a note of excuse by her dad Patrick, and the Times Union picked up the letter and printed it. "To Whom It May Concern. Please excuse Isabelle's tardiness to school today," wrote Pipino.

kiss-110209.jpg Paul Stanley will make an appearance on Ace Frehely's upcoming album of cover songs. Frehley revealed the news in a recent radio interview and says that though they've slung a lot of mud over the years they still have a magical bond over music. "For all of the bickering, and stuff we may say about each other, we go back to a very magical time," Stanley tells KBAD.

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.

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