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Classic Rock Vs. Donald Trump: Musicians Who Already Can't Stand Our New President

Donald Trump's ascension to the presidency has not exactly been met with classic rock jubilation.

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Heart's Nancy Wilson Announces New Side Project Roadcase Royale

Heart's Nancy Wilson has a little time off from the band this year — and she's using to start up a new project, Roadcase Royale. Continue reading…

Surviving Status Quo Members Ride Tour Bus to Rick Parfitt's Funeral

Status Quo guitarist Rick Parfitt has been laid to rest with a "gig-themed" funeral that found his surviving bandmates arriving in a tour bus.

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Adele to perform at the Grammy Awards next month

Adele is set to take the stage at next month's Grammy Awards, where she is nominated for album, song and record of the year.

The Recording Academy announced Friday that Adele will perform at the Feb. 12 show at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Previously announced performers include Metallica, Carrie Underwood, John Legend and Keith Urban.

Adele had a hiccup during her Grammy performance last year after a microphone inside a piano fell onto the instrument's strings.

This year the 10-time Grammy winner has five nominations, including album of the year and best pop vocal album for "25." Her No. 1 hit "Hello" is nominated for record and song of the year as well as best pop solo performance.

The Grammys will air on CBS. The show will be hosted by James Corden.

'I've seen rain:' James Taylor bemoans end of Obama era

Half a world away from Washington, James Taylor is greeting fans with a video bemoaning the end of the Obama era.

The singer emailed a clip to fans on his mailing list from French Polynesia on the eve of Donald Trump's inauguration. It shows him standing outside a grass hut in the rain.

In his video postcard, he says: "Hi, it's James in French Polynesia on the last day of the Obama administration, and it feels like it's raining all over the world."

Taylor lives in western Massachusetts. He says he's vacationing en route to his latest tour in Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong and Singapore.

Taylor has been a vocal critic of Trump. He performed at President Barack Obama's first inauguration in 2009.

Howard Kaufman, Manager of Aerosmith, Stevie Nicks and the Eagles, Dies

The man who formed Front Line Management with Irving Azoff has died at the age of 79.

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Watch President-Elect Donald Trump Walk Out to the Rolling Stones' 'Heart of Stone' at His Inaugural Concert

Donald and Melania Trump chose the Rolling Stones' 1964 single "Heart of Stone" as they walked down the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. Continue reading…

Belafonte to celebrate 90th birthday with new project

Harry Belafonte is turning 90 in a few weeks, and he's planning to use the milestone to release an album that will underscore part of his life's work — fostering racial harmony.

A multi-ethnic children's choir will perform a new version of his classic "Island in the Sun" for a new anthology of his music, "When Colors Come Together: The Legacy of Harry Belafonte." He co-wrote the song for the 1957 film "Island in the Sun." It generated controversy at the time for its exploration of race and interracial romance.

"Most of the things that fuel prejudice, that fuels hate ... are contrived," Belafonte, who turns 90 on March 1, said in a release. "The differences that exist between us should be things that attract us to one another, not alienate us from one another."

Belafonte has been a longtime civil rights activist, marching with the likes of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. He is an honorary co-chair of the Women's March on Saturday in Washington.

The album is set for release on Feb. 24.

Spike Lee won't use Chrisette Michele over inaugural gig

Spike Lee says he won't be using Chrisette Michele's music in an upcoming project because of her decision to perform at President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration.

Michele seemed to allude to the controversy Thursday on her blog , where she wrote: "We can't be present if we're silent." She says she hopes for "peaceful & progressive conversation." She adds that she doesn't mind criticism if it allows her "to be a voice for the voiceless." She used the hashtag NoPoliticalGenius.

Lee wrote on Instagram that he was sorry Michele was performing at the inaugural. He says he was considering using Michele's "Black Girl Magic" in his upcoming Netflix series, "She's Gotta Have It" but won't anymore.

Michele's spokesman confirmed to The Associated Press that she will be performing Friday.

Bruce Springsteen gives farewell concert for Obama staffers

President Barack Obama's farewell gift to some of his longtime staffers was a private concert from "The Boss."

A senior White House official says Bruce Springsteen performed a roughly two-hour acoustic concert Jan. 12 for members of Obama's staff, mostly people who had served for all eight years of his presidency. There were no cameras present for the event.

The official wasn't authorized to discuss a private event and spoke to The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity.

Obama presented Springsteen with the Presidential Medal of Freedom at the White House in November.

Springsteen appeared on the campaign trail for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton in the fall.

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