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Rod Stewart Set for Summer in Las Vegas 

Rod Stewart will return to Las Vegas this summer for eight concerts of his mega-hit residency, "Rod Stewart: The Hits." The summer shows run July 31 through August 16, 2015 at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace. Below are the dates: July: 31 Aug.: 1, 5, 8, 9, 12, 15 and 16 For more info, visit

Tyrese Gibson Options Script 

Looking to get more mileage out of its relationship with Furious 7 star Tyrese Gibson, Universal Pictures has optioned Desert Eagle, an action spec scripted by Gibson and Mike Le. The plan is for the film to serve as a star vehicle for the actor and musician. They've hired Matthew Stuecken and Josh

Lowland Hum Releasing New Album in April 

The North-Carolina based songwriting duo Lowland Hum will release their self-titled sophomore full-length album on April 14. The album intertwines folk, indie-rock and Americana as a foundation for their entrancing vocal harmonies. Daniel and Lauren Goans began performing as Lowland Hum not long

The New Version of The Yardbirds Are Touring 

The Yardbirds, which featured Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page at one point or another, are back with a new lineup, ready to rock. Founding member and drummer Jim McCarthy is the keeper of the flame, and he has a real surprise for fans. He's also brought back The Yardbirds' first guitarist Top

Bryan Adams Is Touring Again! 

Bryan Adams is gonna run to you. He will be plugging in once again and hitting the road with his full band in April to celebrate the 30th anniversary of his iconic rock album Reckless. Tour Dates: Sat Apr 11 Houston, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion Sun Apr 12 Dallas, TX Allen Event Center Tue Apr

Ben Folds Releasing New Album in 2015 

Ben Folds has announced details of a landmark new album slated for digital release in the spring, with a vinyl release to follow in the late summer. The upcoming album will showcase new pop songs by the multi-platinum-selling singer/songwriter/producer recorded and arranged in collaboration with

Will You Open Your Heart? Check Out J.W. Cudd's Song 

The "Open Your Heart" campaign was just launched by 26 year-old pop x country artist J.W. Cudd. Cudd wrote the song "Open Your Heart," which shares its title with an awesome Madonna song, in honor of his good friend Michelle Leidke, who came upon the ending of her life due to complications in