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FILE- This is a 1967 handout image from Parlophone of The British group, The Beatles,. From left, are: Ringo Starr, John Lennon, Paul McCartney; and George Harrison. The woman who as a child was the basis for the Beatles song "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" is gravely ill. It was thought by many at the time that the psychedelic song from Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Heart Club Band was a paean to LSD because of the initials in the title, but it was actually based on a drawing that John Lennon's young son Julian brought home from school. He told his father the drawing was of Lucy in the sky with diamonds. Lucy Vodden, now living in Surrey just outside of London _ drifted apart after schoolyard days, but they have gotten back in touch as Lennon has tried to help Vodden cope with Lupus, a life-threatening disease.

Adele, the Beatles among Billboard’s first albums of all time list

The chart recap begins with birth of the Billboard 200 countdown in August, 1963, and takes into account weeks at number one and the amount of time each album spent in the top 200.


Great White frontman plans documentary on tragic nightclub gig

Rocker Jack Russell is hoping to share his side of the story of the infamous Great White concert fire by making a documentary about the 2003 tragedy.


Motorhead stalwart ‘Philthy’ Phil Taylor dead at 61

Taylor, dubbed Philthy Animal by Motorhead fans, joined the group in 1975-1984 and spent nine years touring and recording with the trio.


John Mayer thanks ‘Deadheads’ for giving him a chance

John Mayer is thanking Grateful Dead fans for accepting him.


Phil Collins says he nearly drank himself to death

The former Genesis star says he developed pancreatitis as a result of his boozing, and needed rehab help to clean up and get sober.


Bruce Dickinson writing his memoir

The veteran rocker has signed a deal to tell his life story in a new book.

Glen Campbell

Ailing Glen Campbell moved to new care facility

The country music legend has returned to a care home as he continues to battle late stage Alzheimer's disease.


Bruce Springsteen auctions off lasagna

In addition to a guitar, the "Born to Run" hitmaker auctioned off portions of his mother's homemade lasagna at the Stand Up For Heroes charity event in New York.


Aerosmith scrap 2016 tour plans

The rockers ditched plans for a tour so frontman Steven Tyler could work on his country music project.


Billy Idol heading to Sin City

The singer will stage Billy Idol: Forever at the House of Blues venue at the Mandalay Bay hotel and casino through May.


Steven Tyler launches Janie’s Fund

The Aerosmith rocker has launched a new charity initiative to support young girls who have been sexually abused or neglected.


Beach Boys star Mike Love releases decades-old Christmas single

"(You'll Never Be) Alone on Christmas Day" took 36 years to complete, but it's finally done.


John Lennon’s guitar sells for $2.4M at auction

An acoustic guitar used to record and write "Love Me Do," "I Want to Hold Your Hand" and other hit songs has been sold.


Cornell gets large donation of Velvet Underground material

Author and collector Johan Kugelberg has donated 25 boxes of albums, unreleased recordings, handwritten lyrics, posters, fliers and rare photos to Cornell's Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections.


Glenn Frey’s health woes force postponement of Eagles’ Kennedy Center honor

The Eagles will not participate in the Dec. 6 tribute and will postpone their honor to next year.


Phil Collins must be stopped (or so says a petition)

Not everyone is excited for the former Genesis star's musical comeback.


Kurt Cobain’s iconic cardigan up for auction

A cardigan worn by the rocker at one of Nirvana's most famous concerts is expected to sell for up to $60,000 at auction.


Ozzy heading back to TV

Ozzy Osbourne and his son Jack are doing another TV show together.


Journey drummer Deen Castronovo apologizes

The rocker says if he had not been arrested, he would probably be dead.


Rocker Rod Stewart continues song writing return with new album

Singing about a soldier serving abroad or bedtime for his young son, rocker Rod Stewart continues his comeback to song writing with new album "Another Country" and says his attitude to penning tracks has changed with age.

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