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Steven Tyler Announces Inaugural Janie's Fund Gala

The Aerosmith singer will be joined by family and friends for fundraiser night in aid of his charity for abused girls.

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Journey and Def Leppard Reportedly Touring Together in 2018

There's been no official announcement of dates yet, but there are hints that a lengthy tour will begin in May.

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Eric Clapton Confesses Shame Over Racist Remarks

Eric Clapton said he "sabotaged everything" when he supported a white nationalist politician in the mid-'70s.

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Vixen Singer Janet Gardner Recovering After Emergency Brain Surgery

Following a gig in Los Angeles, Janet Gardner was rushed to the hospital to remove a subdural hematoma.

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Motorhead Survivors Preparing Lemmy Tribute Shows

Guitarist Phil Campbell reveals he and drummer Mickey Dee will perform select shows with guests.

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Devon Allman, Duane Betts Team Up for 2018 Tour

Allman Brothers Band sons confirm U.S. shows from January to July, with more to be revealed every 2 weeks.

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Merriweather Post Pavilion Roof Collapses

Operators vow historic amphitheater will reopen in time for 2018 season after refurbishment was interrupted.

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15 Years Ago: Pete Townshend Arrested on Child Porn Charges

Caught up in an international child-porn scandal, Pete Townshend didn't do himself any favors.

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Club Nomadic traveling venue cancelled for Super Bowl

A traveling nightclub that was designed to bring VIP experiences to the Minneapolis area during the Super Bowl has been cancelled.

Club Nomadic had been building its venue in a parking lot at Mystic Lake Casino Hotel in Prior Lake.

A company owned by the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community says that as the Super Bowl approached, it determined it would be impossible to ensure that an event at Club Nomadic would meet the tribe's "standards of quality."

Most of the headline acts, including Gwen Stefani, Florida Georgia Line, The Chainsmokers and DJ Kygo, will instead perform inside Mystic Lake.

Dakota February Events, a limited liability company owned by the tribe, didn't elaborate on the reason for the cancellation. Messages left with representatives for Nomadic Entertainment Group weren't returned.

Doreen Tracey, an original Disney Mouseketeer, dies at 74

Doreen Tracey, a former child star who played one of the original cute-as-a-button Mouseketeers on "The Mickey Mouse Club" in the 1950s, has died, according to Disney publicist Howard Green. She was 74.

Tracey died from pneumonia Wednesday at a hospital in Thousand Oaks, California, following a two-year battle with cancer.

Tracey maintained ties to Disney and show business throughout her life, appearing in the film "Westward Ho the Wagons!" and touring with the Mouseketeers. She later served as a publicist to musician Frank Zappa and worked at Warner Bros.

It was the pig-tailed Tracey and her talented co-stars — including Annette Funicello — who appeared on television in black hats with ears following the anthem "M-I-C, K-E-Y, M-O-U-S-E ..." on ABC's "The Mickey Mouse Club." Millions of kids raced home from school to watch in wonder as the bouncy Mouseketeers announced themselves at the top of the show.

"The Mickey Mouse Club" was the brainchild of Walt Disney during the flowering of his company's fortunes in the mid-1950s. To help finance the Disneyland park, he agreed to supply ABC with TV shows. One was designed for children in the pre-dinner hour.

The hour-long show proved a sensation with its Oct. 3, 1955, debut. It flourished for two seasons, then was reduced to a half-hour for two more. Tracey stayed for its four-year run.

The black-and-white series was syndicated in 1962-65. The 1990s version of "The Mickey Mouse Club" launched the careers of singers Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera, and actors Keri Russell and Ryan Gosling.

Born in London on April 3, 1943, to parents who worked in vaudeville, Tracey arrived in the United States when she was 4 and learned to sing and dance. She nabbed a spot on "The Mickey Mouse Club" when she was 12.

Lorraine Santoli, a former executive at Disney who wrote "The Official Mickey Mouse Club Book," said Tracey remained close to her Disney roots, maintaining long-time friendships with her fellow Mouseketeers.

Tracey strained her relationship with Disney by posing for a men's magazine in 1976 with nothing on except her mouse ears and later wearing nothing but an open trench coat in front of Disney Studios. Still, she often appeared at Mickey Mouse Club reunion shows at Disneyland and at Disney conventions, last celebrating the show's 60th anniversary in 2015.

Tracey is survived by her son, Bradley, and two grandchildren, Gavin, 9, and Autumn, 12.

20 Burning Classic Rock Questions for 2018

If 2018 is anything like the past few years, the next 12 months will be filled with big headlines, exciting tours and new music from many of your favorite classic rock artists.

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Watch Lou Gramm and Mick Jones Perform Onstage With Billy Joel

Billy Joel has made a habit of inviting other acts onstage to join him during his concerts during recent years.

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Joe Perry Assembles All-Star Band for Solo Dates

Joe Perry is taking the stage in support of his new solo album — and he's rounded up a bunch of his famous friends.

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45 Years Ago: Deep Purple, Mark II, Burn Out on 'Who Do We Think We Are'

Deep Purple, Mark II, is generally agreed to be the ultimate version of the hard rockers.

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John Fogerty Criticizes New 'Proud Mary' Movie

John Fogerty has criticized the title of the new movie 'Proud Mary,'

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Fogerty irked 'Proud Mary' film borrows from his song's name

John Fogerty says he's annoyed that Taraji P. Henson's new film, "Proud Mary," borrows from his popular song's name without his involvement.

Fogerty does not own the rights to his classic song. In a statement released Thursday, he says "it irks me when people seek to capitalize on the popularity of my music" for their own financial gain.

Henson plays a hit woman in "Proud Mary," to be released on Friday. Its trailer uses Tina Turner's version of Fogerty's 1969 song.

Fogerty says the movie "has nothing to do with me, or my song." The 72-year-old adds that no one ever asked him about using his song that way.

Sony Pictures declined to comment. A representative for Henson didn't return an email seeking comment.

Billy Gibbons Cancels Last Date of Australian Tour After Walking Off Stage

An "Up Close and Personal" series of dates with Billy Gibbons has been cut short.

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Stevie Wonder wows crowd on 'smart' piano at tech show

Trying to distinguish your product among the thousands at the CES gadget show is no easy feat, so it helps when music legend Stevie Wonder pays an unexpected visit.

Especially when your product is a "smart" piano designed to teach people how to play.

Piano teacher Gabie Perry was demonstrating the internet-connected device, made by a California startup, when someone told her that Wonder asked to try it. She thought it was a joke.

Wonder spent about 15 minutes playing tunes as a crowd gathered at The One Music Group's CES booth in Las Vegas. Wonder says he likes to visit the conference to "see new things" and meet people. He's among several celebrity musicians attending, including rapper Iggy Azalea and Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry.

CES runs through Friday.

Mellencamp son Speck gets probation after Indiana arrest

A son of rocker John Mellencamp has been ordered to serve about six months of probation and perform 25 hours of community service after pleading guilty to public intoxication following his July arrest in Indiana.

Police say 22-year-old Speck Mellencamp was arrested after he and his brother, Hud, were involved in a fight outside a Bloomington restaurant. Police say Speck Mellencamp was belligerent and uncooperative with officers and medical personnel trying to treat him for injuries at the scene and at a hospital.

Speck Mellencamp was initially charged with public intoxication and resisting law enforcement, but The Indianapolis Star reports he pleaded guilty last week to public intoxication and the other charge was dismissed.

His lawyer, Thomas W. Farlow, says it's not an unusual case and it's been resolved consistently.

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Information from: The Indianapolis Star, http://www.indystar.com

Motorhead guitarist Fast Eddie Clarke dies at 67

British hard rock band Motorhead says former guitarist Edward "Fast Eddie" Clarke has died aged 67.

Motorhead says on Facebook that Clarke died Wednesday in a hospital while being treated for pneumonia.

Clarke joined Motorhead soon after it was founded in 1975 by former Hawkwind bassist Ian "Lemmy" Kilmister. He was the final survivor of the band's classic lineup: Lemmy, Clarke and drummer Phil "Philthy Animal" Taylor.

Kilmister and Taylor both died in 2015.

Clarke's time in Motorhead produced some of the band's biggest hits, including the ferocious anthem "Ace of Spades."

Clarke left Motorhead in 1982 and later formed the band Fastway.

A later Motorhead guitarist, Phil Campbell, said on Facebook that Clarke "will be remembered for his iconic riffs and was a true rock n roller. RIP Eddie."

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