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Paul Simon Says “Goodbye” During Farewell Hometown Show

Paul Simon concluded his Homeward Bound: The Farewell Tour on Saturday, September 22nd by going home. The show took place in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, in Flushing, Queens, N.Y., just across the Grand Central Parkway from the neighborhood of Forest Hills, where he grew up. “It seems more like fate than coincidence that I should do the final show on this final tour at Flushing Meadows Corona Park,” Simon said, adding … “But this is less a goodbye than a farewell. Thank you all for the ride, I had a great time.” Simon announced the tour back in February with a leg that concluded in June, and followed it up shortly thereafter by revealing 11 more shows for September.  Although Simon is giving up touring, he won’t entirely stop performing. “I anticipate doing the occasional performance in a (hopefully) acoustically pristine hall,” he continued, “and to donate those earnings to various philanthropic organizations, particularly those whose objective is to save the planet, ecologically.”. ...Read Full Story

Panic! at the Disco Remove Guitarist Following Misconduct Allegations

Panic! at the Disco fired guitarist/backing vocalist Kenny Harris for what they called “a personal matter” in an official statement. “Touring musician Kenny Harris will no longer be performing with us because of a personal matter,” they wrote in a tweet. The firing comes after misconduct allegations surfaced on Twitter Thursday (Sept. 20). Harris began performing in Panic! in 2013; the band offered no further information on the matter, or if they plan on replacing Harris.. ...Read Full Story

Dickey Betts Of The Allman Brothers Band In “Critical But Stable” Condition After Fall

Allman Brothers Band guitarist Dickey Betts is in “critical but stable” condition after slipping and cracking his head in Florida. Betts’ Twitter account says that all of his tour dates have been postponed. The Dickey Betts website says the singer-songwriter has been sedated since the accident Monday evening in Sarasota and also stated that Betts is scheduled to have surgery Friday to relieve swelling in the brain. Dickey’s wife, Donna Betts, said on the website that she and his children are by his side and that the family “appreciates all of your thoughts and prayers during this very trying time.” Last month Betts suffered a “mild stroke” and had to cancel upcoming tour dates.. ...Read Full Story

Kiss Announce “End Of The Road” Farewell Tour

Legendary rock band Kiss announced its final series of live shows, called End of the Road, on “America’s Got Talent” and social media. Details are forthcoming, KISS said on its website. “All that we have built and all that we have conquered over the past four decades could never have happened without the millions of people worldwide who’ve filled clubs, arenas and stadiums over those years,” the Kiss said in a statement. “This will be the ultimate celebration for those who’ve seen us and a last chance for those who haven’t. KISS Army, we’re saying goodbye on our final tour with our biggest show yet and we’ll go out the same way we came in … unapologetic and unstoppable.”. ...Read Full Story

Imagine Dragons Drop “Zero” From ‘Ralph Breaks The Internet’

Imagine Dragons has released a new lyric video for their song “Zero,” which they wrote and performed for Disney’s second film in the Wreck-It Ralph franchise, Ralph Breaks the Internet. “Zero” will play during the ending credits of the movie, due in theaters Nov. 21. The video is filled with references to 21st century internet culture. In the movie Ralph Breaks the Internet, Ralph struggles with his evolving friendship with Wreck-It Ralph‘s Vanellope. According to Imagine Dragons frontman Dan Reynolds, the song was created with the film’s theme in mind. “It’s a pretty timely movie in a lot of ways in that it addresses some of the issues of identity and loneliness unique to this internet generation,” he says in a release. “Ralph’s internal struggle for self-acceptance really resonated with us, and this song speaks to that.”  Watch the lyric video for “Zero” below.. ...Read Full Story

Maroon 5 Set To Perform At 2019 Super Bowl Halftime Show

According to Billboard, Maroon 5 will be headlining the Super Bowl LIII Halftime show. Billboard has also learned that while special guest appearances for the performance have not yet been finalized, Cardi B and Travis Scott are on the short list. In a statement, the NFL said, “It’s a Super Bowl tradition to speculate about the performers for the Pepsi Halftime Show. We are continuing to work with Pepsi on our plans but do not have any announcements to make on what will be another epic show.” Maroon 5’s recent single “Girls Like You” featuring Cardi B is currently No. 2 on the Hot 100. A rep for the band declined to comment. The 2019 Super Bowl will take place on Feb. 3 at the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Ga.. ...Read Full Story

Kiss To Open ‘America’s Got Talent’ Season Finale

Kiss is set to perform tonight on the season finale of America’s Got Talent. The legendary rock icons will open the two-hour show before the 10 finalists — Brian King Joseph, Courtney Hadwin, Daniel Emmet, Duo Transcend, Glennis Grace, Michael Ketterer, Samuel Comroe, Shin Lim, Vicki Barbolak and Zurcaroh — await to see who will win this year’s grand prize. The 13th edition of the long-running reality competition show will air it’s season finale tonight, September 19 at 8 p.m. on NBC.. ...Read Full Story

Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band Announce Details Of Farewell Tour

Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band have announced details for their final tour, dubbed the Travelin’ Man tour. The six-month tour will kick off Nov. 21 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and finish up on May 2, 2019 in Houston. The outing consists of dates rescheduled from last year after Seger underwent spinal surgery, as well as a handful of newly-announced shows. Additional shows will be announced in the coming weeks, including dates in Las Vegas, Fresno, San Diego, Vancouver, Florida and more. Bob Seger fan club members will have special access to purchase tickets in advance of the scheduled on-sale dates at BobSeger.com/bulletclub.  Tickets can be purchased at BobSeger.com.. ...Read Full Story

Avenged Sevenfold Release New Song, ‘Mad Hatter’

Avenged Sevenfold have released their long-awaited new song, “Mad Hatter,” which was written for the latest Call of Duty game, Black Ops 4.  Avenged recently teased the song in a new video that recapped their European festival run earlier this year. The band announced they were working on a song for the video game in May, and bassist Johnny Christ said they had written it and were in the middle of the recording process at that time. Listen to the new song in the link below.. ...Read Full Story

Paul McCartney Earns First No. 1 Album In Over 36 Years On Billboard 200 Chart With ‘Egypt Station’

Paul McCartney new studio effort, Egypt Station, has given him his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart in over 36 years. Released on Sept. 7, Egypt Station will debut at No. 1 on the Sept. 22-dated chart. Of Egypt Station’s 153,000 units, the majority were powered by traditional album sales: 147,000 copies sold. The remainder was comprised of SEA units (5,000) and TEA units (1,000). Egypt Station gives McCartney his eight No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and his first solo album to debut at No. 1. Egypt Station was led by its first single, “Come On to Me,” which became McCartney’s first top 10 on the Adult Alternative Songs airplay chart in over 20 years. The track has so far peaked at No. 6.. ...Read Full Story