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Gwen Stefani to Perform New Single on The Voice

Its been eight long years, but Gwen Stefani finally has a new solo album about to drop October 14th.  And if you can’t wait to get a taste, she’s going to debut a new single  on NBC’s The Voice.

According to Gwen’s manager, Miss Stefani will select what will be the lead track from her new solo album and perform it on The Voice. Gwen is currently working on the album in Miami with her fellow The Voice coach Pharrell Williams.

According to Billboard associate chart director Gary Trust’s recent tweet, the new single is called “Baby Don’t Lie”.


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Neil Diamond Announces New Tour

Neil Diamond just announced a three-month-long tour that begins in Allentown, Pennsylvania, on February 27th and ends May 31st in Denver, Colorado.

If you’re from Brooklyn like Mr. Diamond, he has scheduled his hometown March 26th.   Side note; Monday night he performed at Erasmus Hall High School, which he attended from 1954 to 1956, which was his first-ever concert in Brooklyn.

Pick your town, here’s a list of the tour dates:

2/27/2015–Allentown, PA, PPL Center
3/4/2015–London, ON, Budweiser Gardens
3/7/2015–Ottawa, ON, Canadian Tire Centre
3/10/2015–Providence, RI, Dunkin Donuts Center
3/13/2015–Uncasville, CT, Mohegan Sun Arena
3/15/2015–Philadelphia, PA, Wells Fargo Center
3/18/2015–Columbus, OH, Schottenstein Center
3/20/2015–Detroit, MI, The Palace of Auburn Hills
3/23/2015–Boston, MA, TD Garden
3/26/2015–Brooklyn, NY, Barclays Center
4/2/2015–Toronto, ON, Air Canada Centre
4/4/2015–Washington DC, Verizon Center
4/7/2015–Pittsburgh, PA, CONSOL Energy Center
4/9/2015–Milwaukee, WI, BMO Harris Bradley Center
4/12/2015–St Paul, MN, Xcel Energy Center
4/14/2015–Chicago, IL, United Center
4/17/2015–Indianapolis, IN, Bankers Life Fieldhouse
4/19/2015–Austin, TX, Frank Erwin Center
4/23/2015–Mexico City, Mexico, Sports Palace
4/30/2015–Saskatoon, SK, Credit Union Centre
5/2/2015–Calgary, AB, Scotiabank Saddledome
5/5/2015–Edmonton, AB, Rexall Place
5/7/2015–Vancouver, BC, Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena
5/10/2015–Seattle, WA, KeyArena
5/12/2015–San Jose, CA, SAP Center at San Jose
5/15/2015–San Diego, CA, Valley View Casino Center
5/19/2015–Los Angeles, CA, Hollywood Bowl
5/26/2015–Houston, TX, Toyota Center
5/28/2015–Dallas, TX, American Airlines Center
5/31/2015–Denver, CO, Pepsi Center


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Rod Stewart Impersonator Roams New York

According to the NY Post, there is a Rod Stewart imposter in New York City tricking fans and restaurant owners into thinking he’s the singer.

The Stewart lookalike, sporting an English accent and spiked hair, has been spotted riding the subway, partying around town, and even loitering near a schoolyard, sources tell the newspaper.

The sources say several Manhattan shop owners have been so eager to impress, they’ve showered the imposter with free cocktails and meals.

The impersonator, dubbed “Rockaway Rod,” may have even been caught on camera, sitting on a subway train earlier this month.

“Wait, is that Rod Stewart?” the poster writes, accompanied by a picture of a man wearing eyeglasses and sporting the singer’s trademark haircut.

The real Rod Stewart’s longtime manager, Arnold Stiefel, has confirmed the man is a fake.  Stiefel tells the Post, “The real Rod has seen the picture, and he thought it was funny, but he said, ‘Please let people know it isn’t me.’ ”  Stiefel notes, “This has been going on for years.”


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Norah Jones Wraps Up Salute George Harrison

Norah Jones brings an end to Conan O’Brien’s week-long salute to the late George Harrison.

The Grammy Award-winning singer performed “Behind That Locked Door” from Harrison’s 1970 album All Things Must Pass.

Beatles fans will remember, Jones is the daughter of the late sitar master Ravi Shankar, who was a collaborator and close friend of Harrison’s.

George Harrison Week on Conan coincided with the release this week of an eight-disc box set titled George Harrison: The Apple Years 1968-75.

Jones and Dhani will also participate at George Fest, a star-studded tribute concert set for September 28 at the Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles.


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Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett Talk Cheek to Cheek with Fans

With Lady Gaga’s duet album with Tony Bennett currently available for consumption, the pair has hinted at possible live performances.

Lady G, currently on the European leg of her artRAVE: The ARTPOP Ball tour, did a Twitter Q&A with iTunes and fans on  that included Bennett.  When asked, “Will you perform theater shows for Cheek to Cheek?,”  Bennett replied, “I would love to and I think we just might!”

Gaga was asked what she wants people to take away from Cheek to Cheek, her reply “I hope to spread jazz to the younger generation, its joy, its authenticity. And to honor Mr. Tony Bennett.”

“Tony told me Frank Sinatra changed his life when he said ‘For my money, Tony Bennett is the best singer in the business,’” Gaga added.  “Tony is MY Frank. What he has done for me will change my career forever. And I truly cherish our friendship.”


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