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Pharrell facing $1M lawsuit over talk show

The "Happy" hitmaker is accused of pulling out of a contract to star in a web series.

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Dave Grohl credits Led Zeppelin for helping him heal leg

The Foo Fighters frontman is regaining the strength in his broken leg with a rigorous physiotherapy routine.

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Jackson family patriarch Joe Jackson suffers stroke

Michael Jackson's father has been hospitalized in Brazil.

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Bono launches sunglasses line to raise money for vision initiative

The U2 frontman is partnering with a charity to help provide better eye care to the poor.

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Seattle teen uncovers photos from Nirvana’s first gig

Maggie Poukkula, 19, found the 1987 photos in one of her father's books and she has thrilled fans of the band by sharing them via Twitter.

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Def Leppard doesn’t want to be introduced by Donald Trump

Def Leppard star Vivian Campbell is investigating reports his band will be introduced at the Iowa State Fair by the controversial 2016 presidential candidate.

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Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert divorce after 4 years

After years of tabloid gossip, country music's top couple Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert announced their divorce after four years of marriage.

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AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd arrested again: report

Phil Rudd, the drummer of Australian rock band AC/DC, has been arrested in New Zealand where he lives just 10 days after being sentenced to home detention, media reported on Sunday.

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Roxanne Cash among Nashville songwriters hall of fame inductees

Rosanne Cash, Mark James, Craig Wiseman and Even Stevens are set to be inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame.

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An artful new groove for vinyl

They aren't your father's vinyl records ... well, actually, they might be.

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How Live Aid changed the music world

This week marks the 30th anniversary of the day-long global concert that was broadcast around the world to raise money for humanitarian efforts in Africa.

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Deen Castronovo ordered to rehab

The Journey drummer blames drug addiction for his recent legal troubles.

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Never-before seen photos of The Beatles revealed

Magazine photographer Bob Gomel captured some of the earliest days of Beatlemania, and many of his photos were never shared with the public, until now.

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Library of Congress honors Willie Nelson

The country star will be recognized for his exploration of the genre and for redrawing the boundaries to cross into jazz, blues, and rock.

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Taylor Swift is laughing all the way to the bank

Taylor Swift has reached another amazing chart goal in America, becoming the first artist to sell five million albums in…

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AC/DC’s Rudd gets home detention for threatening to kill

The Australian-born drummer from the world-famous rock band pleaded guilty to charges of threatening to kill and possession of drugs.

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Remember that time the Rolling Stones got arrested in Arkansas?

The Hall of Fame rockers were arrested for reckless driving 40 years ago but for a young deputy prosecutor the case was one to remember.

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‘The Boss’ joins a Beach Boy onstage

East met West as the Jersey Shore musician jammed with California legend Brian Wilson.

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Billy Joel sets record at Madison Square Garden

The "Piano Man" is celebrating his 65th.

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House on UIS Campus Added to National Register

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A Sangamon County home first built in 1845 and described as one of the oldest in the area is now on the National Register of Historic Places.

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Man Found Dead in 23rd Street Home

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A family member found him inside with a gunshot wound to the head, no gun was found on the scene.

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Hundreds Rally for Expanded Access to Medical Marijuana

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Medical marijuana advocates are calling on Gov. Bruce Rauner expand access to the program.

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Bill Supporting “Interstate Crowdfunding” Signed

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It's not your father's investment, and it's not Kickstarter.

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Man Pleads Not Guilty in Fatal DUI

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A Springfield man allegedly driving drunk when he crashed his car into a tree downtown, killing two passengers, has pleaded not guilty.