Watch Donald Fagen play Steely Dan classic with Paul Shaffer on new episode of Shaffer's AXS TV series

Danny Clinch; Courtesy of Paul ShafferSteely Dan frontman Donald Fagen is the guest on the latest episode of the AXS TV series Paul Shaffer Plus One, which airs this Sunday, October 13, at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.

The show features Paul Shaffer conducting interviews while seated at his piano, and on the new episode, he and Fagen jam out together on the Steely Dan classic "Reelin' in the Years." You can check out a video of the dual-keyboard performance on and the AXS TV YouTube channel.

Also on the program, Fagen reveals how he became a "jazz snob" after attending the Newport Jazz Festival at the age of 11, shares his recollections about Steely Dan's early years, and discusses his songwriting process and his relationship with his late Steely Dan partner Walter Becker, who died of cancer in 2017.

Steely Dan kicks off a new run of fall U.S. concerts tonight in Rochester, New York, and the band begins a multiple-show engagement at the Beacon Theatre in New York City on Tuesday, October 15. Check out the group's full itinerary at

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Lionel Richie, Bonnie Tyler among artists who will sing at the Vatican in support of the Amazon

ABC/Craig SjodinA concert taking place in December has the blessing of the Pope himself.

Lionel Richie and Bonnie "Total Eclipse of the Heart" Tyler are among the stars performing at the Vatican on December 14 as part of a Christmas concert organized by the Congregation for Catholic Education. Britain's Got Talent star Susan Boyle and various Italian singers also will take part in the event, as will a U.S. gospel choir, a children's choir, the Italian Cinema Orchestra and more.

A Vatican press release declares that the concert will reflect "Pope Francis' commitment to the Amazon," and will help safeguard it and its indigenous peoples. 

People will be urged to donate to two different charities, one of which is working to raise awareness of the crisis in the Amazon among students worldwide, and the other which works to preserve the tradition and culture of the indigenous population on the Brazilian/Colombian border.

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Chris Cornell's widow partnering with new mental health initiative for touring community

ABC/Randy HolmesVicky Cornell, the widow of late Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell, has partnered with Tour Support, a new mental health initiative in support of touring professionals, including artists, crew members and vendors.

"Losing Chris has been the single most devastating experience in my family's life," Vicky says in a statement to Billboard. "Tragically, there are countless stories like this, but we only hear about the famous ones."

She continues, "The music community has lost far too many. We must promote and prioritize mental health and wellness and creating a real support system on the road is critical. Intervention is prevention."

According to Billboard, artists including John Legend, Steve Aoki, Rick Springfield and Grace VanderWaal are also lending their support to the initiative.

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The Blue Stones are "Shakin' Off the Rust" with new song

Entertainment OneThe Blue Stones have dropped a new single called "Shakin' Off the Rust."

The shuffling tune follows is the Canadian rock duo's upcoming sophomore album, the follow-up to 2018's Black Holes, which spawned the single "Black Holes (Solid Ground)."

For the new album, The Blue Stones are working with producer, Twenty One Pilots collaborator and MUTEMATH frontman Paul Meany.

The currently untitled record is due out in 2020.

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Billy Porter in talks to join Sony's 'Cinderella' as the fairy godmother

JoJo Whilden/FXBilly Porter may soon be taking on a magical role.

The Hollywood Reporter has learned that Porter is currently in talks to join Sony's reimagining of Cinderella. Sources tell THR that Porter is on board to play the "movie musical's resident fairy godmother."

The Emmy-winning Pose star would join pop singer Camila Cabello, who's taking on the titular role of Cinderella, a pauper-turned-princess.

Blockers filmmaker Kay Cannon is set to direct the film and James Corden, who came up with the idea for the project, will be producing it.

Porter who recently won an Emmy for his role as Pray Tell on FX's Pose. He'll soon be seen in the Paramount comedy Like a Boss, starring Tiffany Haddish.

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RHOA's Cynthia Bailey announces her official wedding date

Tommy Garcia/BravoThe mystery is finally over. After sharing cryptic clues about the date of her upcoming wedding to sports reporter Mike HillCynthia Bailey has decided to officially reveal the special day.

"SAVE THE DATE, Bailey wrote, captioning a photo of her and Hill. "This time & day next year 10/10/20, I will officially be Mrs. Cynthia Denise Bailey-Hill!"

She then added the hashtags, "@itsmikehill #CHill #2020#headoverhillswedding #letschill #godswillnotours  #chillwedding2020."

As previously reported, Hill asked the Real Housewives of Atlanta star to marry him in July. Although their wedding won't happen until next year, fans can at least see the proposal on the upcoming season of the reality series.

The Real Housewives of Atlanta returns November 3 at 8 p.m. ET on Bravo.

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Kelly Clarkson gets to visit the set of her favorite TV show: "We just had THE BEST morning!!"

Lauren German, Tom Ellis; John P. Fleenor/NetflixIf you're a Kelly Clarkson fan, you know that she's not above being a total fan girl herself when it comes to her favorite singers, actors...and TV shows. One of her favorites is the series Lucifer, which is why it was a dream come true for her to actually visit the set and meet the cast.

On Friday, Kelly retweeted a tweet by Laura German, who stars on Lucifer as Detective Chloe Decker.  German wrote, "Just met and chatted with @kellyclarkson what a genuinely beautiful, lovely and funny lady. Thank you for coming by the set Kelly, was a pleasure having you."

Kelly then replied, "Y’all have no idea how happy y’all just made me, my sis, and mama  we just had THE BEST morning!! Thank you so much for being kind and down to earth! It was very exciting for us!" 

She added the hashtag #LuciferCastForTheWin."

Kelly's such a fan of Lucifer, in fact, that she posted a long rambling Instagram video last month in which she begged Netflix to continue the show instead of ending it next year with its upcoming fifth season.

In case you're not familiar, Lucifer, which originally aired on Fox and is now on Netflix, stars Tom Ellis as Lucifer -- yes, the actual Devil from the Bible -- who abandons Hell for a life in Los Angeles. There, he helps the LAPD solve crimes and gets caught up in the lives of the humans he befriends.

Fans are now clamoring for Kelly to make a cameo on Lucifer and sing with Ellis, since Lucifer is often shown playing the piano and singing in the nightclub he owns.

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Listen to Ringo Starr's new John Lennon cover, "Grow Old with Me," featuring Paul McCartney

Credit: Scott Robert RitchieRingo Starr's new cover of the John Lennon rarity "Grow Old with Me" -- a track from Ringo's upcoming solo album, What's My Name -- has been released as a digital single and via streaming services.

The tune features bass and backing vocals by Paul McCartney and a guitar solo by Ringo's brother-in-law Joe Walsh.

In a new interview with the U.K.'s BBC 6 Music radio channel, Starr reveals that he decided to record "Grow Old with Me" after famed producer Jack Douglas gave him Lennon's demo of the romantic ballad, which features an unexpected message from John to Ringo.

As Starr recalls, "At the very beginning of this CD [of demos,] John says, 'Oh, that sounds like a good song for Richard Starkey. This would be great for you, Ringo.' I still well up thinking about."

Ringo says he loves the song, which he assumes John wrote for Yoko Ono, and which now he sings to own wife, Barbara. Starr tells BBC 6 Music that he's hoping his version of the tune will become "the wedding song of the century."

As for how he feels about collaborating with his Beatles band mate McCartney, Ringo says, "It's the best. I've played with a lot of people and I can tell you, I love playing with him."

He adds, "We played a lot together in 'that band we were in,' and he's still the most melodic. He's still incredible, for me. I feel the emotion he plays."

You can check out Starr's rendition of "Grow Old with Me" at his official YouTube channel. What's My Name is available for pre-order now, and will be released on October 25.

Meanwhile, Starr also will be releasing a new photo book titled Another Day in the Life this Tuesday, October 15.

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Listen to The Wombats remix Dreamers' "Die Happy"

Fairfax Entertainment GroupYou can listen to a new version of the Dreamers song "Die Happy," courtesy of The Wombats.

The English rockers have released a remix of the tune, the lead single from the new Dreamers album, Launch Fly Land. You can download the remix now via digital outlets.

The original "Die Happy" currently sits at number 11 on Billboard's Alternative Songs chart.

Dreamers launch a North American headlining tour October 25 in Phoenix, Arizona.

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"Let It Go" to the ball: Idina Menzel may play Camila Cabello's stepmom in 'Cinderella'

ABC/Adam TaylorFollowing the news that Camila Cabello will star in a new movie musical version of Cinderella, Deadline reports that Queen Elsa herself may play her stepmom.

Idina Menzel is in talks to star as Evelyn, Cinderella's evil stepmother, in the film, which is set to open February 5, 2021.  The retelling of the classic fairytale is based on an original idea from James Corden, who's producing the film.  It's being directed and written by Kay Cannon, who wrote the Pitch Perfect movies.

Now we just have to wait and see if Shawn Mendes gets cast as Prince Charming.

Meanwhile, you can hear Idina in the long-awaited Frozen sequel, Frozen 2, which is due out November 22.

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Will Smith reportedly developing a 'Fresh Prince of Bel-Air' spinoff series

ABC NewsWill Smith is reportedly ready to be bring his iconic 90s sitcom back to television.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Smith is developing a spinoff series to The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air via his and Jada Pinkett-Smith's multi-media studio, Westbrook Media.

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, which ran on NBC from 1990-1996 and starred Smith as a fictionalized version of himself, helped to launch him as an actor after he initially gained fame as a successful rapper as one-half of the hip-hop duo DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince.

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air also starred James Avery as Uncle Phil, Janet Hubert-Whitten and Daphne Maxwell Reid as Aunt Viv, and their three children: Hilary, Carlton and Ashley, who were played by Karyn Parsons, Alfonso Ribeiro and Tatyana Ali, respectively.

The spinoff news comes after Smith recently announced he'd launched a new line of merchandise called Bel-Air Athletics, which is also inspired by The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.

At this time there's no word on what the new Fresh Prince of Bel-Air series will entail.

You can see Smith on the big screen in the new sci-fi thriller Gemini Man, opening today.

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"What I See" in an "Old Camaro": LANCO's back with two new songs

ABC/Image Group LAThe five-man band LANCO plays with idea of perspective in their new single, “What I See.”

Lead singer Brandon Lancaster recalls how the song was born.

"We had the idea for 'What I See' after our bus picked us up in this little random parking lot with just a rundown bar and restaurant," he explains. "To us, it might have been insignificant as we were just passing through, but to someone, it could be a landmark. This could be the place where someone spent all their Friday nights or had their first fender-bender in high school.”

“We started talking about all our upbringings,” Brandon remembers, “and realized that we all have those places in our own towns that meant something to us, whether it’s the football field or just an exit sign. Though insignificant to most, they are part of our stories, so this song shines a light on the idea that 'there’s more than meets the eye.’"

You can stream or download “What I See” now, along with another new track, “Old Camaro.” 

LANCO scored their first number one, and a double platinum single, with “Greatest Love Story,” which came out in 2016. Its follow-up, “Born to Love You,” was just certified gold earlier this month.

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Back together again? The Weeknd celebrates Bella Hadid’s birthday in New York City

Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagicTwo months after breaking up, it appears that The Weeknd and Bella Hadid may be back together again.

The “Call Out My Name” singer, born Abel Makkonen Tesfaye, attended the supermodel’s 23rd birthday party Thursday night at the Le Chalet, L'Avenue cocktail lounge in Saks Fifth Avenue in New York City, and they left together, E! News reports.

"You could tell that they were definitely in love and they both looked very happy being around each other,” a source says.

"Bella and Abel have been in touch the last couple of weeks and have been working on their relationship," the source continues. "Initially, Abel reached out to Bella first checking in to say hello, and she agreed to meet up with him."

The Weeknd and Bella have enjoyed an on-and-off romance since 2015. After making up and breaking up, they reconciled in July 2018, then broke up again in August of this year,

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Listen to EDM remix of FEVER 333's "One of Us"

Credit: Jimmy FontaineFEVER 333 goes EDM with a new version of "One of Us."

The Chicago DJ Goldhouse has shared a remix of the track, which originally appears on the "Made an America" trio's debut album, STRENGTH IN NUMB333RS. Instead of heavy guitar, you'll hear choppy electronic riffs and, of course, a dramatic drop.

You can download the "One of Us" remix now via digital platforms.

After canceling a run of dates in September due to frontman Jason Aalon Butler battling a lung condition, FEVER 333 is now back on the road. This weekend, they play the Exit 111 festival in Manchester, Tennessee.

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Listen to new Two Feet song, "You?"

Republic RecordsTwo Feet has premiered a new single titled "You?", which you can download now via digital outlets.

"I wanted to combine elements of my sound with some heavier elements of punk/grunge," Two Feet says of the new track. "While writing 'You?' I focused on how it would work as part of my live show and am mad happy with how it turned out."

"You?" follows the recent new Two Feet tunes "Intro" and "Pink."

Two Feet topped Billboard's Alternative Songs chart in 2018 with his single, "I Feel Like I'm Drowning."

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Does Justin Bieber really want to sell his home via Instagram?

iStock/FeverpitchedNow that Justin Bieber and his wife Hailey have said their vows in front of family and friends, you'd think they'd be in a nesting mood -- but apparently, Justin wants to get rid of their multi-million dollar mansion. At least, that's what he said on Instagram.

After posting numerous photos of his and Hailey's house with the caption "home vibes," Justin then wrote, "Home vibes, but I wanna sell it I think anyone interested?"

He then wrote, "I think I wanna sell my home in Beverly Hills who wants it" -- and followed that up with a post saying, "I’ll sell it with all the furniture. MAKE AN OFFER."

According to People, Justin spent months looking for the house with Hailey, and finally bought the five-bedroom, seven-bathroom home in March for $8.5 million.  It features oak floors, steel case windows, unique art pieces -- including what looks like a bunch of KAWS scultpures -- as well as arcade games, a foosball table, and a stairwell lined with skateboard decks.

There's no word on whether Justin is serious about selling the home or, more importantly, how Hailey feels about it.

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Elton John says his "sociopath" mother told him she loved him, but didn't like him

CBS Sunday MorningElton John's autobiography ME is coming out on Tuesday, and this weekend, you can watch him discuss it in an interview on CBS Sunday Morning.  One topic he discusses his difficult relationship with his late mother, Sheila.

In his book, Elton refers to his mom as "the Cecil B. DeMille of bad moods,” and he tells CBS Sunday Morning that she was a woman he could never seem to please, no matter how successful he became.

Speaking about his husband and their two sons, Zachary and Elijah, Elton admits, “She never liked David. She never liked anybody. She never asked to see the children."

“But I’m glad they didn’t meet her, because she would have criticized them, like she criticized me,” Elton adds. “She couldn’t help herself. She’s a sociopath.”

While Elton and Sheila reconciled prior to her death in December 2017, he says their relationship never really improved.  What did improve, he says, was his reaction to her criticism.

“I didn’t lose my temper,” Elton says. “I knew what was coming and I let her get on with it. And I just said, ‘I love you, Mum,’ and she said, ‘I love you, too. I don’t like you, but I love you. But I don’t like you.’”

Elton also explains that he wrote the book -- which doesn't skimp on the sex, drugs and rock 'n roll -- for Zachary and Elijah.

"I wanted my boys to know what I was like and what happened, so that when I’m not here, they can read the book and read the truth,” the 72-year-old legend says.  "I just want them to understand what I was like...before I had they made my life complete."

CBS Sunday Morning airs at 9 a.m. ET on CBS.

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Brooklyn rapper Casanova loves being signed to JAY-Z’s Roc Nation: "I’m like that’s Brooklyn, just like Biggie”

Jarrod AndersonCasanova, who dropped his second album Friday, Behind These Scars, loves being signed to Roc Nation, the company founded by his fellow Brooklyn native, music icon JAY-Z.

“I felt great cause I’m like, that’s Brooklyn, just like Biggie,” Casanova tells ABC Audio. "JAY-Z is like the living Brooklyn, so being signed to him, I was just like, it don’t get no more Brooklyn. It was dope.”

Casanova is repping his borough with his song “So Brooklyn,” featuring another Brooklyn rapper, Fabolous. Numerous artists have responded to his #SoBrooklyn challenge. DMX, Wyclef Jean, Young M.A., Papoose, Memphis Bleek, Freeway and Cassidy have created their own versions using the instrumental track.

In addition to Fabolous, Behind These Scars also features Young Thug, Chris Brown, Jeremih,GunnaGiggs, and KayCyy Pluto. Casanova planned to make it a very dark album, but he says the Roc Nation staff convinced him he needed to add some upbeat songs.

"I just wanted a whole sad album, but they said nah, you gotta put some life in it Cas," he says. "I guess I was talking too much about my pain and my scars so they’re like, 'Let’s switch it up a little.'”

Casanova's performing Sunday at the Rolling Loud New York festival on a bill featuring A$AP Rocky,Lil Uzi Vert, Tyga, Pusha T, Jim Jones, Megan Thee Stallion, Dave East, Kash Doll and many more.  He'll also kick off his Behind These Scars tour December 1 in Cleveland. The tours runs through December 12 in New Haven, CT. Tour stops include Philadelphia, Atlanta, Los Angeles, and Oakland.

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Watch Simple Creatures' infomercial-heavy "Thanks, I Hate It" video

Credit: Matty VogelBlink-182's Mark Hoppus and All Time Low's Alex Gaskarth have premiered the video for their Simple Creatures song, "Thanks, I Hate It."

The clip, streaming now on YouTube, features the faces of Hoppus and Gaskarth superimposed on the stars of  famous infomercials, from the Snuggie to the Shake Weight. It's deeply unsettling, and will likely leave you saying, "Thanks, I hate it."

"Thanks, I Hate It" appears on the new Simple Creatures EP Everything Opposite, which is out today. The duo released their debut EP, Strange Love, in March.

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Midland's got a secret, as they re-open L.A.'s most famous honky tonk for one night

ABC/Image Group LAMidland’s hinting they have a secret to reveal Tuesday during their debut appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. They’re set to sing on the syndicated program as well. Check your local listings to see when it airs in your area.

That same day, Mark WystrachCameron Duddy and Jess Carson are set to play North Hollywood’s Palomino Club, which wouldn’t be that remarkable, save for one thing -- it closed in 1995. Embracing their retro roots, the trio will bring L.A.’s most famous country music joint back to life for one night with a sold-out performance.

Next month, the “Mr. Lonely” hitmakers vie for both New Artist and Vocal Group of the Year at the CMA Awards in Nashville. Tune in to ABC on Wednesday, November 13 at 8 p.m. ET to see if they take home some trophies.

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New Neil Young & Crazy Horse documentary, 'Mountaintop,' getting one-night-only screening on October 22

Shakey Pictures/AbramoramaWe now have official details about the premiere of Mountaintop, the new documentary about Neil Young's upcoming album, Colorado, which he recorded with his old backing group Crazy Horse. The film will be screened in over 100 North American theaters on October 22, three days before the record's release.

A press statement about Mountaintop describes the movie as "a raw and extremely unfiltered look at the process of Neil Young with Crazy Horse making their 1st album in 7 years," adding, "Witness the laughter, tensions, crusty attitudes & love, of a rock & roll band that's been together for 50 years as they share their passion, first and foremost...for the music."

"You may be surprised to learn some of the deep secrets of the process as you laugh you're a** off in a theater near you," says Young, who co-produced Mountaintop under his pseudonym Bernard Shakey. "One night only and there is a reason for that."

Mountaintop features footage Young and the current Crazy Horse lineup -- bassist Billy Talbot, drummer Ralph Molina and guitarist/keyboardist Nils Lofgren -- recording Colorado in a studio high in the Rocky Mountains.

You can check out an uncensored version of the recently released trailer for the flick, which features Young spewing expletives as he works to get the sound he wants on one of the new tracks, at Neil Young's official YouTube channel.

Screenings of Mountaintop in many countries outside of North America will take place on November 18.

Visit to find out what U.S. and Canadian theaters are hosting screenings, and to buy tickets.

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Metric announces acoustic Toronto residency with fan-picked set lists

Gary Gershoff/Getty ImagesMetric has announced a four-night acoustic residency at The Funhouse in the Canadian band's hometown of Toronto.

For the shows, frontwoman Emily Haines and guitarist Jimmy Shaw will be performing unplugged versions of songs picked from a list of fan suggestions. Not only that, attendees will also receive a recording of the full show on a vinyl LP.

The shows will take place November 7, 14, 21 and 28. Visit for ticket info.

Metric's most recent album is 2018's Art of Doubt.

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Lionel Richie, Bonnie Tyler, Susan Boyle to sing in the Vatican in support of the Amazon

ABC/Craig SjodinA concert taking place in December has the blessing of the Pope himself.

Lionel Richie, Bonnie "Total Eclipse of the Heart" Tyler and Susan Boyle are among the stars performing in the Vatican on December 14 as part of a Christmas concert organized by the Congregation for Catholic Education.  Italian singers will also take part in the event, as will a U.S. gospel choir, a children's choir, the Italian Cinema Orchestra and more.

A Vatican press release declares the concert will reflect "Pope Francis’ commitment to the Amazon," and will help safeguard it and its indigenous peoples. 

People will be urged to donate to two different charities, one of which is working to raise awareness of the crisis in the Amazon among students worldwide, and the other which works to preserve the tradition and culture of the indigenous population on the Brazilian/Colombian border.

You can purchase tickets for the concert at

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Ringo Starr didn't think 'Abbey Road' was going to be the last Beatles album

Apple Corps Ltd./Capitol/UMeBeatles fans have long assumed that the Fab Four made the Abbey Road album knowing it would be the group's final studio effort, but a recently discovered recording of a September 1969 meeting between most of the band members called that assumption into question.

Now, in a new U.K. radio interview, Ringo Starr says he believed at that time that Abbey Road wouldn't be the last album The Beatles ever recorded.

"[N]one of us said, 'OK, that's the last time we'll ever play together,'" Ringo tells BBC 6 Music. "I never felt [that]…It was like not 'the end.' I never felt it was in stone."

Starr, the only member of the group not to attend the aforementioned meeting -- he says he wasn't even aware of it -- explains that he thought after completing Abbey Road that the band members would take a break and then eventually reconvene for a new project.

"[After we'd make a record,] we would go off and do whatever we wanted to do," Ringo recalls. "And then Paul [McCartney] would call us and say, 'Hey, you want to go in the studio, lads?' and we'd do another one."

Abbey Road just returned to #1 on the U.K. albums chart following the release of the new reissues celebrating its 50th anniversary. Reflecting on the album, Starr says he particularly loved the long medley that takes up most of the second side of the record.

"Everybody was writing at a great level because they always did -- but on side two, everybody wasn't finishing the songs," Ringo remembers. "But that medley? It works so great."

He adds, "It's like we could do no wrong: 'You don't have to finish the song! Let's just edit them together.' And it works like a mini play."

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En Vogue reunites to honor Epic Records Chairman/CEO Sylvia Rhone

ABC/Eddy ChenIt was an En Vogue reunion Thrusday night when all of the group's current and former members performed together at the City of Hope Gala in Los Angeles in honor of Epic Records Chairman/CEO Sylvia Rhone.

Cindy Herron, Terry Ellis and Rhona Bennett were joined by former members Dawn Robinson and Maxine Jones as they closed the black-tie event with their hits, including “Hold On” and “Free Your Mind," according to Billboard.

Alicia Keys and Yolanda Adams were among the many artists attending the event, where Rhone was honored with the Spirit of Life award.  

The famed record executive made history in 1994 as the first African-American, and the first woman, to be named chairman and CEO of a major record label when she became head of the Elektra Entertainment Group.

Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder presented the award to Rhone, saying, “She has been called, and this is a quote, ‘the most influential female executive in the history of the music business.’"

Adams opened the show with a medley of her hits, including “Just a Prayer Away” and “Open My Heart.” The four-time Grammy winner was full of praise for her mentor.

“She has inspired me to continue to be a hard worker, a kind person and a great mother," Adams said. “Most of those songs that you heard me sing Ms. Sylvia Rhone made sure that they were heard by the world and so I owe you so much. You are just impeccably amazing.” 

Alicia Keys performed with pop star Sara Bareilles, with Alicia singing her hits “If I Ain’t Got you” and “Girl On Fire.”

The gale raised over $5 million for the City of Hope National Medical Center, which is dedicated to the treatment of cancer and diabetes.

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Foo Fighters share new archival EP featuring live B-52s cover

ABC/Travis BellFoo Fighters are continuing to dig through their archives, and have released another surprise EP.

The four-song collection, streaming now via digital platforms, is highlighted by a live cover of The B-52s song "Planet Claire," recorded in New York City in 2002.

Also included is a cover of "Sister Europe" by The Psychedelic Furs, as well as "The One," a track from the soundtrack to the 2002 film Orange County, and a B-side called "Win or Lose."

Over the past few months, the Foos have been digging into their vaults and randomly dropping free EPs featuring live recordings, covers and other rare songs. They also launched the Foo Fighters Story campaign, which invites you to submit a story about what the band means to you. 

It's unclear what this is all for -- is there a big, archival Foo Fighters release on the horizon, or are they just having fun? -- but in the meantime, you can just enjoy the unearthed tunes.

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"Drunk Me" needs to celebrate: Mitchell Tenpenny goes double platinum

ABC/Image Group LA Mitchell Tenpenny not only kicked off his headlining tour Thursday night in Nashville, he also passed the two million mark.

Backstage at Marathon Music Works, the Nashville native learned his breakthrough hit, “Drunk Me,” has officially been certified double platinum for sales and streams equaling two million units.

Mitchell’s debut single topped the chart last December and was certified platinum in January.

He continues on the Anything She Says Tour with Australian duo Seaforth through December, before joining Old Dominion on the road in February.

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Bishop Briggs details sophomore album, 'Champion'; listen to new single, "Jekyll & Hide"

ABC/Randy HolmesBishop Briggs has announced a new album called Champion. The sophomore full-length effort from the "River" singer will arrive November 8.

Champion features the previously released singles "Champion" and "Tattooed on My Heart," as well as a brand-new track called "Jekyll & Hide." The latest cut, which was co-written by K.Flay, is available now for digital download.

"In the chorus, we wrote, 'Are you Jekyll & Hyde-ing me?' as a way to describe the chaotic feeling of dating someone who has two very different sides," Briggs says. "I hope you like it. And if you don't, please don't tell me. I'm far too sensitive to hear that."

Champion is the follow-up to Bishop's 2018 debut album, Church of Scars. The new record news arrives as Briggs launches a North American tour Friday night in Toronto.

Here's the Champion track list:

"I Still Love You"
"Can You Hear Me Now?"
"Tattooed on My Heart"
"Someone Else"
"Jekyll & Hide"
"My Shine"
"I Tried (Demo)"

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Rihanna responds to questions about babies, wedding gowns & new album: "I look forward to all the rumors"

Ethan James Green/VogueIf Rihanna was actually pregnant every time she's been reported to be pregnant, she'd have 20 kids by now.  And in a new video interview with Vogue editor Anna Wintour, done in conjunction with Rihanna's new cover for the magazine, the singer knows what she's getting herself into by addressing the topic.

In the video, Wintour asks, "Rihanna, do you hope to have a baby soon?"

Rihanna stammers, and then laughs, "I don’t think about stuff like that!"  She stammers some more, waves her hands around helplessly and then says, smirking, "God’s plan...but I look forward to all of the pregnancy rumors after this interview."

Wintour goes on to ask Rihanna who would design her wedding gown if she were to get married, to which Rihanna replies, "It would probably be a collaboration between myself and Galliano."

And finally, Wintour asks Rihanna when her new album is coming out.

"Pending," Rihanna says, looking uncomfortable.  She then covers her face with her hands and says, "Hiding from the Navy!"

The Navy, of course, refers to Rihanna's fans, who never stop pestering her about when she's going to release the follow-up to 2016's Anti.

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Chris Janson and Ellen DeGeneres will become 'Real Friends' with "Good Vibes" later this month

ABC/Image Group LAEllen DeGeneres has built practically her entire career on “Good Vibes,” so it’s only fitting she should hang with Chris Janson.

Chris will perform his top-five single, “Good Vibes,” on The Ellen DeGeneres Show Friday, October 25. Check your local listings to see when the syndicated hour airs in your area.

That’s exactly one week after Chris’s new album, Real Friends, comes out next Friday.

The Missouri native has one more major TV appearance coming up as well. Catch him during the 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. hours of NBC’s Today show on Tuesday, October 22.

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