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The Who's Townshend and Daltrey Working on British TV Series Focusing on 1960s London Music Scene
Updated: July 31, 2014 - 8:00 am

Ross Halfin/Universal MusicThe Who's Pete Townsend and Roger Daltrey are collaborating with Simon West, director of such action/adventure flicks as Con Air and The Expendables 2, on a new U.K. television series that will focus on the London music scene during the mid-1960s.  British magazine Broadcast reports that the Rock and Roll Hall of Famers will oversee the music and also will have input on the script for the show, whose working title is Mods and Rockers.

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The Eagles' Don Henley to Present Robert Redford with Environmental Honor at Boston Benefit Event
Updated: July 31, 2014 - 6:51 am

Jmaes Glader; Marc HomDon Henley will present actor/director Robert Redford with a special honor recognizing his support for environmental causes during an intimate benefit concert The Eagles are playing on September 16 in Boston.  Redford will receive the Walden Woods Project's 2014 Global Environmental Leadership Award, which acknowledges a person or organization that demonstrates "represents vision, creativity, dedication and sacrifice in addressing global environmental challenges."

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Roger Daltrey Sings with Joan Jett at Teen Cancer America Benefit Show in Philadelphia
Updated: July 30, 2014 - 3:21 am

Teresa Aguilar/AEG LiveThe Who's Roger Daltrey played a rocking concert at the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia on Monday night that raised money for the Teen Cancer America charity he co-founded with band mate Pete Townshend.  The event included a very special onstage collaboration, as Joan Jett, who opened the show with her group The Blackhearts, joined Daltrey during his encore for a rendition of the Eddie Cochrane classic "Summertime Blues."

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Heart Extends U.S. Tour Itinerary into November
Updated: July 29, 2014 - 11:50 pm

Image Courtesy of Norman SeeffHeart currently is playing a run of late-summer U.S. concert in the Midwest and Northeast that winds down on August 13 in Kettering, Ohio, but the Rock and Roll Hall of Famers have extended their 2014 itinerary well into the fall.  The Wilson sisters and their band will launch a West Coast tour that's mapped out from a September 13 concert in Saratoga, California, through a September 26 show in Pomona, California.

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Second Installment of Led Zeppelin Reissue Campaign Arriving in October
Updated: July 29, 2014 - 11:50 pm

Atlantic/Swan SongThe Led Zeppelin reissue campaign will continue this fall, when the band releases remastered and expanded versions of their fourth and fifth studio albums, 1971's Led Zeppelin IV and 1973's Houses of the Holy.  The deluxe sets, which will hit stores on October 28, will include bonus discs featuring previously unreleased mixes and studio outtakes.

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Entertainment

New Fantasy Reality Series "The Quest" Premieres Thursday
Posted: July 31, 2014

ABC/Rick Rowell(NEW YORK) -- The creator of The Amazing Race and an executive producer of The Lord of the Rings have created The Quest, a new fantasy reality series debuting Thursday on ABC that requires 12 contestants to wear medieval warrior outfits and compete in physical competitions as they navigate a scripted mythology to vie for the title of One True Hero.

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Alicia Keys Is Pregnant Again!
Updated: July 31, 2014 - 9:11 am

ABC/Jeff Neira(NEW YORK) -- Alicia Keys is pregnant with baby No. 2!

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Production on "The Big Bang Theory" Delayed as Contract Negotiations Continue
Updated: July 31, 2014 - 8:04 am

Sonja Flemming/CBS(LOS ANGELES) -- The CBS hit comedy The Big Bang Theory has been forced to delay production of the upcoming eighth season because the five main cast members still are without contracts.  Stars Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg and Kunal Nayyar have still not reached new deals with Warner Bros. Television, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

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Who Are the "Guardians of the Galaxy?" You'll Find Out, Says Director
Updated: July 31, 2014 - 8:04 am

Buena Vista(NEW YORK) -- Guardians of the Galaxy hits theaters Friday, and the movie has been generating massive buzz -- and positive reviews.

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Penélope Cruz Clarifies Gaza Genocide Statement
Updated: July 31, 2014 - 8:04 am

ABC/RICK ROWELL(NEW YORK) -- Penélope Cruz has issued a statement in an effort to clarify an open letter she signed with husband Javier Bardem that described Israel’s military action against the Gaza Strip as “genocide.”

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