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AC/DC Confirms Guitarist Malcolm Young Stepping Away Due to Illness, but Band Will Go On
Updated: April 16, 2014 - 12:43 pm

Columbia RecordsAC/DC has confirmed that while the band is not retiring, guitarist Malcolm Young is in fact suffering from a health crisis that will force him to step away from the band.

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Chicago to Unveil Innovative New Album This Summer
Updated: April 16, 2014 - 11:32 am

Chicago Records IIChicago will return this summer with a new album called NOW – also known as Chicago 36.  The project was put together on a mobile recording system called The Rig, which was spearheaded by longtime trumpet player Lee Loughnane, in hotel rooms and other locations across the country while the band was on tour. 

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Jethro's Tull's Ian Anderson Releases New Concept Album, "Homo Erraticus"
Updated: April 15, 2014 - 10:41 pm

Calliandra RecordsIn 2012, Jethro Tull frontman Ian Anderson released Thick as a Brick II, a sequel to his band's 1972 concept album that was based on a poem written by a fictional eight-year-old boy named Gerald Bostock.  Now, the singer has recorded a new chapter to Bostock's saga, an album titled Homo Erraticus, which hit stores on Tuesday.

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New Compilation to Feature Performances from Levon Helm's Midnight Ramble Concert Series
Updated: April 15, 2014 - 5:23 pm

Vanguard RecordsThe third installment in a series of compilations featuring performances from the Midnight Ramble concerts late Band singer/drummer Levon Helm hosted at his home studio and barn in Woodstock, New York, is scheduled to be released on July 1.  The album, titled The Levon Helm Band -- The Midnight Ramble Sessions Volume 3, includes 13 songs from various shows recorded between October 2005 and August 2010.

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New Book Gives Candid Look at Rolling Stones' 1971 UK Tour
Updated: April 15, 2014 - 4:30 am

Da Capo PressA new book offering an insider's look at The Rolling Stones' 1971 "farewell" tour of the U.K. before the band went into tax exile is set to be published on May 13.  Ain't It Time We Said Goodbye: The Rolling Stones on the Road to Exile is author Robert Greenfield's firsthand account of what he witnessed as the only journalist who accompanied the legendary rockers during the trek.

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Entertainment

Valerie Harper Says She's 'Absolutely Cancer-Free'
Posted: April 16, 2014

Sonja Flemming/CBS(NEW YORK) -- Valerie Harper has gained ground in her battle with brain cancer.

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“The View” Reveals Plans for Barbara Walters' Retirement
Posted: April 16, 2014

ABC/Lou Rocco(NEW YORK) -- To mark Barbara Walters' retirement, The View is making television history on May 15 by bringing together all 11 co-hosts to celebrate her legendary career.

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"Magic Mike" Sequel Gets Release Date
Posted: April 16, 2014

Warner Bros.(NEW YORK) -- The sequel to Channing Tatum and Matthew McConaughey's 2012 stripper film Magic Mike now has a name and release date.

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"The View's" Jenny McCarthy Engaged to Donnie Wahlberg
Updated: April 16, 2014 - 11:31 am

ABC/ Ida Mae Astute(NEW YORK) -- The View co-host Jenny McCarthy is engaged to her boyfriend Donnie Wahlberg. McCarthy announced the news on the ABC daytime program Wednesday morning.

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Comedian Artie Lange Hospitalized
Updated: April 16, 2014 - 12:44 pm

@artiequitter/Twitter(DETROIT) -- Comedian Artie Lange was hospitalized in the Detroit area on Tuesday after going into diabetic shock.

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