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David-Bowie.jpg David Bowie's son Duncan Jones says that he feels fortunate to have had the chance to say his goodbyes before his father passed away. "I'm OK, I'm good. I was very fortunate, we got a chance to say our goodbyes. It's a weird one for me, I don't really know how to talk about it or what to say about it - other than the fact that we got a chance to say our goodbyes," he said.

Eltonjohn-071511.jpg Elton John will not meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin before he performs in Moscow, according to reports. Reuters reports that the meeting will not take place due to scheduling conflicts. The invitation for the meeting came after John fell victim to a hoax that saw Russian TV hosts prank call John posing as Putin.

Gregg-Allman-110510.jpg Nine Allman Brothers Band albums will be remastered and released on vinyl in a new set this summer. The 15-LP collection will include an expanded two-record edition of The Allman Brothers Band, Idlewild South, the double At Fillmore East and Eat a Peach, Brothers and Sisters, Win, Lose or Draw and more.

Davidcrosby-112310.jpg In honor of Bob Dylan's 75th birthday, David Crosby praises the birthday boy in a new animated video courtesy of Rolling Stone. The comments are taken from a 2013 interview Rolling Stone conducted with Crosby on how much Dylan changed the landscape of folk music when he burst onto the scene. "He was completely different than anyone," Crosby says in the video.

neil-young-032015.jpg Neil Young has backed off his stance regarding Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump using his song "Rockin' In The Free World" at rallies, saying in a new interview that he "doesn't have anything against him" for using it. "The fact that I said I was for Bernie Sanders and then [Trump] didn't ask me . . ."

TomPetty-112409.jpg Tom Petty and Mudcrutch has kicked off their summer tour, which will keep them out on the road until the end of June. The first two dates of the tour were benefit shows to raise money for Midnight Mission, a Los Angeles-based charity dedicated to offering 12-step recovery, family living, job training, education and workforce development programs to men, women and children.

peter-042710.jpg Peter Frampton has opened up about his decision to refrain from playing the Humble Pie songs that he did not record. Speaking with fans on Twitter he explained why he has held off from playing those tunes and why he feels it's best to keep his shows for his own music. One fan asked Frampton if he'd consider playing the song "30 Days in the Hole" from the album Smokin'.

paulmccartney-04261.jpg Paul McCartney has taken a look back on his earlier career, particularly the forming of his previous band Wings. Speaking with the Guardian, he admitted that his split with the Beatles was incredibly painful and that the formation of Wings came during a period of depression. "I was depressed. You would be. You were breaking from your lifelong friends."

David-Bowie.jpg A previously unreleased demo of David Bowie's 1969 number one single "Space Oddity" with alternative lyrics is set to be aired in a new BBC4 documentary. The People's History Of Pop is a four-part BBC4 series covering music fans' recollections of 1956-1996. The first episode, which aired in April, covered the formation of the Beatles and the Rolling Stones.

Davedavies-020215.jpg Dave Davies has reiterated that it wasn't an argument between Ray Davies and him that led to the guitar tone on "You Really Got Me." The Kinks member mentioned a passage in Rich Cohen's new book, The Sun & the Moon & the Rolling Stones, which hinted at Keith Richards' guitar tone on "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" sounding like the Kinks' song.

eagles.jpg Joe Walsh was recently joined by Ringo Starr to perform a rendition of the former's "Rocky Mountain Way." The Eagles member invited the Beatle, who also happens to be his brother-in-law, on stage during his concert at the Forum in Inglewood, California on Friday, May 20. Starr is married to Barbara Bach, who is the sister of Walsh's wife, Marjorie.

steviewonder-040811.jpg  Stevie Wonder and Madonna joined forces to perform a Prince tribute at the 2016 Billboard on Sunday, May 22. Before Wonder and Madonna took to the stage, Roots drummer Questlove shared some heartfelt words about the singer. "I want to take a moment to remember the great Prince Rogers Nelson," said Questlove before asking for a moment of silence.

Aerosmith-01192010.jpg Contrary to what guitarist Brad Whitford recently said, Aerosmith will not be touring without Steven Tyler. The post, which came via the band's Twitter, said, "There's absolutely no truth to a story circulating that Aerosmith is looking for a new singer. Any rumor out there out there about us looking for another singer is completely untrue."

David-Bowie.jpg A collection of previously unseen photos of the late David Bowie shot by photographer Markus Klinko have been released. Many of the unearthed photos are outtakes from a session which provided the artwork for Bowie's 2002 studio album Heathen. The pictures, some in color and some in black and white, show the then 54-year-old looking through a telescope and posing in a suit.

TomPetty-112409.jpg Tom Petty and Mudcrutch will perform a pair of benefit shows for L.A.'s Midnight Mission, which has served the city's homeless population for over 100 years. Mudcrutch will play Monday and Tuesday, May 23 and 24 at the Plaza del Sol theater at Cal State Northridge. The shows are labeled "From Northridge With Love" as part of a series of ". . . With Love" fundraisers.

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