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Friday
Nov282014

Who Does Taylor Swift Most Want to Duet With?

ABC/Ida Mae AstuteLegendary singer/songwriter Joni Mitchell recently said in an interview that she'd put the kibosh on a movie that would have starred Taylor Swift as her.  We suppose that makes it even less likely that Taylor will be able to fulfill one of her dreams: doing a duet with Mitchell.

In the new issue of Southern Living magazine, Taylor is asked who her dream duet partners would be.  She replies, "Chris Martin [of Coldplay] or Joni Mitchell -- but I think so highly of them, I'd never want to ask."

Taylor also discusses the changes she's made in her personal life, whereby she's decided to put dating on hold and just revel in herself and her friends.

"I am obsessed with being a good friend, a good sister, a good daughter, and devoting my attention to the people that really are closest to me. I'm living my life on my own terms," she tells the magazine. "I don't ever feel lonely when I'm alone, because I have a lot of little things that make me happy. I love coming home to my cats. I love watching Friends marathons late at night or dropping into a Google or Wikipedia rabbit hole and learning things about the history of whatever.”

She adds, "I recommend to all my friends that they be alone for a while. When you're in love, or dating someone, you filter your life decisions through their eyes. When you spend a few years being who you are, completely unbiased, you can figure out what you actually want."

Taylor also discusses how important her female friends -- who include the likes of Lorde, Emma Stone, Lena Dunham and Selena Gomez -- are to her new life.

"I feel very lucky to say that my life is full of really intelligent and passionate women. The one common thread among all my closest girlfriends is individuality and my ability to trust them," she explains.  "It's important to surround yourself with people who have proven that trust over and over again.”


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Friday
Nov282014

Carrie Underwood Avoids Holiday Shopping Crowds at All Costs

Image Courtesy Arista NashvilleYou won't find Carrie Underwood anywhere near a mall this holiday season.

"I do not do crowds," she says. "Never have."

Growing up in Oklahoma, Carrie went with her mother to Walmart just about every Black Friday, and the experience seriously freaked her out.

She explains, "I'd have to leave the store because I would hyperventilate and need to get out."

These days Carrie ends up looking for good deals online instead of in stores.

She says with a laugh, "I like the online shopping. I'm more of a Cyber Monday kinda girl."

Carrie has a gift for her fans this holiday season. Her double-disc Greatest Hits: Decade #1 compilation comes out December 9 featuring her latest hit, "Something in the Water."


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Friday
Nov282014

Bob Seger's CMT "Crossroads" Special with Country Star Jason Aldean Premieres Friday

Rick Diamond/Getty Images for CMTJust a reminder that the latest episode of the CMT television series Crossroads, which sees Bob Seger teaming up with country star Jason Aldean, premieres Friday at 10 p.m. ET.

The program will feature Seger and Aldean trading vocals on each other's big hits.  You can check out preview clips of the two stars performing Bob's classic tunes "Turn the Page" and "Hollywood Nights" now at CMT.com and People.com, respectively.


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Friday
Nov282014

Ed Sheeran, Echosmith, Imagine Dragons Releasing Vinyl Goodies for Record Store Day's "Black Friday" Celebration 

Christie GoodwinIn addition to waking up obscenely early to get a deal on a new TV, Black Friday also means exclusive and limited edition releases are available at your local independent record store, as part of Record Store Day's annual "Black Friday" lineup.

Among those artists who have vinyl goodies for you this year:

5 Seconds of Summer:  a 12" picture disc of their debut album, featuring a bonus song, "Wrapped Around Your Finger"

Imagine Dragons: 12" picture disc of hit debut album Night Visions, featuring all their hits

Ed Sheeran: 7" vinyl single of "Thinking Out Loud," backed with a live version of "I'm a Mess"

Echosmith: 12" picture disc of "Cool Kids," featuring a previously unreleased remix

Hozier: Into the Woods Somewhere, a 10" vinyl EP featuring four songs that don't appear on his self-titled debut album

Aaliyah: a 12" colored vinyl two-LP version of the late R&B princess' debut album Age Ain't Nothing but a Number, pressed on white vinyl.  Features the hits "Back & Forth" and "At Your Best (You Are Love)," as well as a rare international bonus track

Bleachers (Jack Antonoff of fun.'s side project): 12" pink vinyl version of Strange Desire (The Demos), featuring demo versions of six songs from the debut Bleachers album Strange Desire.

Bon Jovi: Live 2, a 10" picture disc featuring live versions of hits like "I'll Be There for You," "Bad Medicine" and "Lay Your Hands on Me"

Frozen: Vinyl picture disc featuring Olaf the Snowman under an umbrella, with the songs "Do You Want to Build a Snowman" and "In Summer"

You can view the entire line up of releases at RecordStoreDay.com. Record Store Day Black Friday happens November 28 at independent record stores nationwide.


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Friday
Nov282014

Record Store Day Black Friday Features Special Releases by The Beatles, Neil Young, David Bowie & Many More

Courtesy Record Store DayThis Friday marks the 2014 edition of Record Store Day's "Black Friday" campaign, a time for vinyl lovers to give thanks for their local independent record shops.  Among the many artists that are releasing limited-edition and exclusive LPs, EPs, singles and collections in conjunction with the unofficial holiday are The Beatles, Neil Young, David Bowie, Jimi Hendrix, The Kinks, Metallica and The Ramones.

The Beatles' offering is a replica of their 1964 U.K. EP Long Tall Sally, a seven-inch disc with mono sound featuring the band's rendition of the Little Richard classic and three other tunes.

Young is issuing a limited-edition box set called Official Release Series Discs 5-8 that gathers 180-gram vinyl versions of four of his albums -- 1973's Time Fades Away, 1974's On the Beach, and 1975's Tonight's the Night and Zuma.  The collection originally had been slated for release as part of this past April's Record Store Day initiative, but was postponed.

Bowie's contribution to Record Store Day is a 10-inch single featuring his new song "Sue (or in a Season of Crime)," which also is included on the influential singer's new compilation, Nothing Has Changed.  The track appears as the A-side of the single, which features another new Bowie song, "Tis a Pity She's a Whore," on its B-side.

Hendrix's Black Friday release is a two-LP set titled Hear My Music that's pressed on 200-gram audiophile vinyl.  The album offers various unreleased studio recordings the late guitar legend made during 1969.

The Kinks' are issuing an expanded, two-LP, 180-gram vinyl version of their acclaimed 1971 album, Muswell Hillbillies.  The first disc features the original album, while the second contains studio outtakes, rarities and recordings the band did for famed BBC deejay John Peel's radio show.

Metallica is issuing the 12-inch "Lords of Summer" single, featuring studio and live versions of the new song's "first pass."

The Ramones' Record Store Day release is a disc named Morrissey Curates The Ramones.  As the title suggests, the album is a compilation featuring songs by the punk pioneers chosen personally by the former Smiths frontman.

Other exclusive vinyl releases that will be available in conjunction with the 2014 Record Store Day "Black Friday" event include discs from Bon Jovi, Ronnie James Dio, The Doors, Genesis, The Grateful Dead, The Pretenders' Chrissie Hynde, Iron Butterfly, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Judas Priest, Joe Satriani and The Velvet Underground.

Visit RecordStoreDay.com to check out the complete list of this year's "Black Friday" special releases.


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Friday
Nov282014

Record Store Day Black Friday Features Special Releases by The Beatles, Neil Young, Elvis Presley & Many More

Courtesy Record Store DayThis Friday marks the 2014 edition of Record Store Day's "Black Friday" campaign, a time for vinyl lovers to give thanks for their local independent record shops.  Among the many artists that are releasing limited-edition and exclusive LPs, EPs, singles and collections in conjunction with the unofficial holiday are The Beatles, Neil Young, Elvis Presley, David Bowie, Jimi Hendrix, The Kinks and Roy Orbison.

The Beatles' offering is a replica of their 1964 U.K. EP Long Tall Sally, a seven-inch disc with mono sound featuring the Fab Four's rendition of the Little Richard classic and three other tunes.

Young is issuing a limited-edition box set called Official Release Series Discs 5-8 that gathers 180-gram vinyl versions of four of his albums -- 1973's Time Fades Away, 1974's On the Beach, and 1975's Tonight's the Night and Zuma.  The collection originally had been slated for release as part of this past April's Record Store Day initiative, but was postponed.

Presley's release is a two-LP, 180-gram vinyl set titled Showroom Internationale that features performances by the late King of Rock 'n' Roll from an August 1970 concert in Las Vegas.  Thirteen of the songs included on the discs are previously unreleased.  The show originally was recorded in conjunction with the 1970 documentary Elvis: That's the Way It Is.

Bowie's contribution to Record Store Day is a 10-inch single featuring his new song "Sue (or in  a Season of Crime)," which also is included on the influential singer's new compilation, Nothing Has Changed.  The track appears as the A-side of the single, which features another new Bowie song, "Tis a Pity She's a Whore," on its B-side.

Hendrix's Black Friday release is a two-LP set titled Hear My Music that's pressed on 200-gram audiophile vinyl.   The album offers various unreleased studio recordings the late guitar legend made during 1969.

The Kinks' are issuing an expanded, two-LP, 180-gram vinyl version of their acclaimed 1971 album, Muswell Hillbillies.  The first disc features the original album, while the second contains studio outtakes, rarities and recordings the band did for famed BBC deejay John Peel's radio show.

Orbison's Record Store Day release is a colored-vinyl version of the late singer's first full-length album, At the Rock House, which was recorded in 1956 but not issued until five years later.  The long-out-of-print collection features such tunes as "Ooby Dooby" and "Devil Doll."

Other exclusive vinyl releases that will be available in conjunction with the 2014 Record Store Day "Black Friday" event include discs from Bon Jovi, The Doors, Genesis, The Grateful Dead, The Pretenders' Chrissie Hynde, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts and Wham!  In addition, a multicolored, two-LP edition of the American Hustle soundtrack, which features songs by America, Bee Gees, Electric Light Orchestra, Elton John and Wings, will be sold.

Visit RecordStoreDay.com to check out the complete list of this year's "Black Friday" special releases.


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Friday
Nov282014

Aaliyah, Outkast & More Releasing Limited Edition Discs for Record Store Day Black Friday

Image Courtesy Blackground/Jive/BMG RecordsNeed to add new music to your collection? This Friday you can stock up on classic limited edition releases at your local independent record store. This year's Record Store Day "Black Friday" lineup includes a re-released of Aaliyah's Age Ain't Nothing but a Number, which celebrates the 20th anniversary of her debut.

A two-LP vinyl edition of the album will be released, featuring the rare international bonus track "The Thing I Like." The disc, which was written and produced by R. Kelly, spawned the top 10 hits "Back & Forth" and "At Your Best (You Are Love)."

In addition, Legacy Recordings has prepared limited edition Record Store Day releases of Outkast's Player's Ball and Wu-Tang Clan's C.R.E.A.M. You can also score new vinyl singles including Run DMC's "Christmas in Hollis" on a seven-inch single and Afrika Bambaataa's "Planet Rock" on a 12-inch single.

Record Store Day Black Friday happens November 28 at independent record stores nationwide -- visit RecordStoreDay.com to find out more information.


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Friday
Nov282014

Record Store Day Black Friday Features Special Releases by The Beatles, Neil Young, Elvis Presley & Many More

Courtesy Record Store DayThis Friday marks the 2014 edition of Record Store Day's "Black Friday" campaign, a time for vinyl lovers to give thanks for their local independent record shops.  Among the many artists that are releasing limited-edition and exclusive LPs, EPs, singles and collections in conjunction with the unofficial holiday are The Beatles, Neil Young, Elvis Presley, David Bowie, Jimi Hendrix, The Kinks and Roy Orbison.

The Beatles' offering is a replica of their 1964 U.K. EP Long Tall Sally, a seven-inch disc with mono sound featuring the Fab Four's rendition of the Little Richard classic and three other tunes.

Young is issuing a limited-edition box set called Official Release Series Discs 5-8 that gathers 180-gram vinyl versions of four of his albums -- 1973's Time Fades Away, 1974's On the Beach, and 1975's Tonight's the Night and Zuma.  The collection originally had been slated for release as part of this past April's Record Store Day initiative, but was postponed.

Presley's release is a two-LP, 180-gram vinyl set titled Showroom Internationale that features performances by the late King of Rock 'n' Roll from an August 1970 concert in Las Vegas.  Thirteen of the songs included on the discs are previously unreleased.  The show originally was recorded in conjunction with the 1970 documentary Elvis: That's the Way It Is.

Bowie's contribution to Record Store Day is a 10-inch single featuring his new song "Sue (or in  a Season of Crime)," which also is included on the influential singer's new compilation, Nothing Has Changed.  The track appears as the A-side of the single, which features another new Bowie song, "Tis a Pity She's a Whore," on its B-side.

Hendrix's Black Friday release is a two-LP set titled Hear My Music that's pressed on 200-gram audiophile vinyl.   The album offers various unreleased studio recordings the late guitar legend made during 1969.

The Kinks' are issuing an expanded, two-LP, 180-gram vinyl version of their acclaimed 1971 album, Muswell Hillbillies.  The first disc features the original album, while the second contains studio outtakes, rarities and recordings the band did for famed BBC deejay John Peel's radio show.

Orbison's Record Store Day release is a colored-vinyl version of the late singer's first full-length album, At the Rock House, which was recorded in 1956 but not issued until five years later.  The long-out-of-print collection features such tunes as "Ooby Dooby" and "Devil Doll."

Also being issued as part of the initiative is a red, 180-gram vinyl version of producer Phil Spector's classic holiday album A Christmas Gift for You.  The record includes memorable renditions of yuletide tunes by Darlene Love, The Ronettes and The Crystals.

Other exclusive vinyl releases that will be available in conjunction with the 2014 Record Store Day "Black Friday" event include discs from The Doors, The Grateful Dead, The Pretenders' Chrissie Hynde, Iron Butterfly, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Little Richard and Wham.  In addition, a multicolored, two-LP edition of the American Hustle soundtrack, which features songs by America, Bee Gees, Electric Light Orchestra, Elton John and Wings, will be sold.

Visit RecordStoreDay.com to check out the complete list of this year's "Black Friday" special releases.


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Friday
Nov282014

John Densmore Says He Hopes Doors' Record Store Day Single Brings Attention to Native American Issues

Rhino/ElektraThe Doors traditionally are among the artists who issue limited-edition vinyl discs as part of Record Store Day's "Black Friday" campaign, and this year is no exception.  The latest offering from the band in conjunction with the initiative not only is a cool collectible but also will raise money for a worthy cause.

It's a 12-inch vinyl split single, with one side featuring "Ghost Song" -- a spoken-word track from the 1978 album American Prayer -- and the other featuring "Drums," a cover of a tune written by late Native American singer/songwriter Peter LaFarge that Doors drummer John Densmore recorded with some other musicians for a 2010 tribute CD.

The special disc was the brainchild of Densmore, who explains to ABC News Radio that sales of the single will benefit the Honor the Treaties organization's efforts to "amplify voices of indigenous communities through art."  He explains that he came up with the idea to put the two songs together because they both featured Native American themes and imagery.  "Ghost Song" is a Jim Morrison poem set to music in which, as Densmore explains, "Jim talks about that incident when he was a kid...he felt like Native American spirits jump[ed] into him when he witnessed a car accident."  As for "Drums," it's a song that LaFarge wrote about his struggle to maintain his pride in his Native American heritage.

In an interesting side note, Densmore's cover of "Drums" also features vocals by late Native American actor Floyd "Red Crow" Westerman, who portrayed the shaman in The Doors movie.

Densmore tells ABC News Radio that one of his inspirations for the single was famed graphic artist Shepard Fairey, who is a big supporter of Honor the Treaties and who created the striking cover art for the release.

Meanwhile, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame drummer points out that releasing the single on the day following Thanksgiving seems well timed.

"It's sort of synchronistic," he maintains.  "It's the day after that day we celebrate where, I don't know if we think enough about how the first peoples of this land taught us how to give thanks, and we were not terribly nice to them, ultimately.  And so, I'm very pleased this is being released on Black Friday."

Densmore says that he's "extremely proud" of the "Ghost Song"/"Drums" single and hopes "that it sells well to get some dough, in the form of positive energy, to empower Native American artists and Native advocacy groups, and reach a worldwide audience."

Visit RecordStoreDay.com to check out a complete list of special "Black Friday" releases.


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Friday
Nov282014

Metallica, Green Day, Faith No More, Imagine Dragons & More Releasing Discs for Record Store Day Black Friday

Image Courtesy of RecordStoreDay.comIn addition to waking up obscenely early to get a deal on a new TV, Black Friday also means exclusive and limited edition releases at your local independent record store. This year's Record Store Day "Black Friday" lineup includes new vinyl from Metallica, Green DayFaith No More, Imagine Dragons and many, many more.

Metallica will release the 12-inch "Lords of Summer" single, featuring a studio and live version of the new song's "first pass."

Green Day's contribution is Tune in Tokyo, a 2001 live recording from Japan printed on transparent blue vinyl.

Faith No More will release their first new music in 17 years on Record Store Day "Black Friday," a track entitled "Motherf**ker," in the form of a seven-inch single.

Imagine Dragons' offering will be 12-inch picture disc of their hit debut album, Night Visions.

That's not all, folks -- hard rockers Korn and Mastodon will also be releasing new vinyl on Black Friday, as will current alternative darlings  Hozier, Bleachers and St. Vincent, plus indie-rock mainstays The Flaming Lips and The Decemberists. You can view the entire line up of releases at RecordStoreDay.com.

Record Store Day "Black Friday" will be held on November 28 in independent record stores throughout the country.


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Thursday
Nov272014

New Dad Omarion Talks Thanksgiving Plans

Image Courtesy Matthew Welch/Atlantic RecordsThis year's Thanksgiving will be especially joyous for Omarion. The singer and his girlfriend, Apryl Jones, welcomed a healthy baby boy, named Megaa Omari Grandberry, back in August.

The singer tells ABC News Radio that having a new child to bring to his family celebration is what he's looking forward to the most for turkey day, which he says will have "a lot of calories."

"A lot of food, a lot of love, a lot of just great times and it's so cool just to see my son have an impression on people. He's so very young but, and you know, like my grandma and everybody wanted to see Megaa. Everything is about Megaa. So we gonna make sure that we have a good time," he says.

Omarion adds, "We also talked about doing some trips. So my son will be very cultured and we're going to do a lot of family trips."

The baby is the couple's first child together.


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Thursday
Nov272014

KISS Performing with 600 Cheerleaders Today at Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

Live Nation EntertainmentHere's one more reason to be thankful on Turkey Day, rock fans: KISS is one of the artists who will be performing at the 88th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City.  The three-hour holiday extravaganza will air live on NBC starting at 9 a.m. ET.

In conjunction with the band's performance, 600 cheerleaders from throughout the U.S. will salute KISS during a medley of the group's classic songs.  More than 3.5 million people are expected to gather along the route of the parade, while an estimated 50 million-plus viewers will be watching on TV nationwide.

KISS is scheduled to make their appearance on the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade sometime between 11:13 and 11:18 a.m. ET.  This marks the first time ever that the band will play the event.  This year's entertainment lineup also includes Idina Menzel, Nick Jonas, The Madden Brothers, Meghan Trainor and American Authors.


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Thursday
Nov272014

Beyoncé & Blue Ivy Are Already in the Christmas Spirit

Columbia RecordsIt's beginning to look a lot like Christmas for Beyonce, who captured a photo of her daughter Blue Ivy standing in front of a Christmas tree.

In the Instagram photo,  Blue's silhouette is shown as she looks at the decorated tree, which is adorned with white, gold and teal trinkets and embellished elephants.

We kind of sensed Bey was getting the the holiday spirit when she popped out of a cardboard gift box in the newly released video for "7/11." The same tree appears behind Beyonce as she shows off karate moves and models Christmas-themed sweatshirts.

The song appears on platinum box set version of her self-titled album which included a mini calendar and several remixes.

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Thursday
Nov272014

Stuff Yourself Silly on Billy: MSG Network Plans All-Billy Joel Thanksgiving Day Lineup

Courtesy Library of CongressIf watching the Thanksgiving Day Parade or football isn't your thing, you may want to spend your holiday watching The Piano Man instead....over and over again.

Starting at 8 a.m. ET, the MSG Network is airing A Thanksgiving State of Mind: The Billy Joel Marathon, an entire day's worth of programming dedicated to the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer.  You can watch six concert events, as well as a 30-minute documentary about Joel's residency at Madison Square Garden.  This summer, he'll set the record for most shows performed at the legendary venue by a single artist: 65.

Among the concerts that will be airing are Live from Rome, The Last Play at Shea, Live from Yankee Stadium, Live from Long Island, The River of Dreams and Live from Shea.  Each special will be repeated throughout the day, and the whole thing wraps up at 2 a.m. on Friday.  Check your local listings for more details.


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Thursday
Nov272014

Gavin DeGraw, Pink & More Appearing Thanksgiving Night on "Cause for Paws: An All-Star Dog Spectacular"

Frank Micelotta/FOXGavin DeGraw, Pink and American Idol's Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson are among the stars appearing Thanksgiving night on Fox's Cause for Paws: An All-Star Dog Spectacular. The special is designed to raise money for and awareness of pet shelters, shelter dogs, and pet adoptions in general.

Fergie and Kesha are two additional pop stars on the bill for the event, which will feature inspiring and hilarious stories of heroic dogs and profiles of those who dedicate their lives to rescuing animals in need, plus viral dog videos and more.  You'll also find out how you can adopt a rescue dog of your own, or donate to various shelters and rescue groups. 

Additionally, there'll be awards presented for Cutest Puppy, Best Celebrity Dog/Lookalike, Smartest Dog, and other crazy canine categories.  The "Shelter Hero of the Year" award, honoring someone who's dedicated their life to helping shelter dogs, will be presented as well.

Jane Lynch and Hilary Swank co-host Cause for Paws Thursday night on Fox starting at 8 p.m. ET. Scarlett Johansson, Betty White, Kelly and Sharon Osbourne, Glee's Amber Riley, Julianne Hough, Kristen Chenoweth, Kathy Griffin, Max Greenfield and others will also appear.


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Thursday
Nov272014

Surviving Doors Members Share Their Thanksgiving Plans

Amanda Edwards/WireImageThe Doors' two surviving members, drummer John Densmore and guitarist Robby Krieger, recently reestablished their friendship after being estranged for a number of years.  Still, the longtime band mates won't be spending Thanksgiving together, and have very different plans for the holiday at opposite sides of the U.S.

Densmore tells ABC News Radio that he will celebrate the holiday close to home with his girlfriend, who he says is "making a giant feast" for her family and his family.

The 69-year-old Rock and Roll Hall of Famer adds that rather than focusing on the pilgrims who colonized America, he wants to acknowledge the first settlers of the continent during the festivities.

"Before we start chewing on the turkey, I'm gonna mention the Native American culture," he declares.  "I was raised Catholic, you know, and I was always taught to thank Jesus.  Well, I'm gonna say, 'Let's first thank the turkey for giving us our energy and, second, let's thank the Native Americans for giving us the idea of Thanksgiving.'"

As for Krieger, he'll be on tour in the New York area during the holiday so, tells ABC News Radio, "I'll probably be eating Thanksgiving dinner at a motel."  Following a show Wednesday in Norfolk, Connecticut, with his current group Robby Krieger's Jam Kitchen, the 68-year-old guitarist will have the holiday off, but then he and the band will play a concert the following day in Amityville, New York.  In addition, Robby also will be performing at a Jimi Hendrix birthday tribute concert this Saturday at B.B. King's Blues Club and Grill in New York City.  The event's lineup also includes Vince Martell of Vanilla Fudge.

Speaking about feasts, Densmore and Krieger have been promoting the recently released Doors video Feast of Friends, which is available on DVD and Blu-ray.  The release features restored documentary and performance footage of the band shot in 1967 and '68.


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Thursday
Nov272014

Kesha, Pink & Fergie Appearing Thanksgiving Night on "Cause for Paws: An All-Star Dog Spectacular"

Michael Becker/FOXKesha, Pink and Fergie are among the stars appearing Thanksgiving night on Fox's Cause for Paws: An All-Star Dog Spectacular. The special is designed to raise money for and awareness of pet shelters, shelter dogs, and pet adoptions in general.

The involvement of these three stars isn't surprising, since Pink has been outspoken on the topic of animal rights, Kesha is an ambassador for the Humane Society, and Fergie is a big dog lover, even featuring her pooch on her family's holiday cards.  Gavin DeGraw is also on the bill for the event.

During the show, you'll see inspiring and hilarious stories of heroic dogs, profiles of those who dedicate their lives to rescuing animals in need, viral dog videos and more.  You'll find out how you can adopt a rescue dog of your own, or donate to various shelters and rescue groups.  There will also be awards presented for Cutest Puppy, Best Celebrity Dog/Lookalike, Smartest Dog and other crazy canine categories.  In addition, the "Shelter Hero of the Year" award, honoring someone who's dedicated their life to helping shelter dogs, will be presented.

Jane Lynch and Hilary Swank co-host Cause for Paws Thursday night on Fox starting at 8 p.m. ET. Scarlett Johansson, Betty White, Kelly and Sharon Osbourne, Glee's Amber Riley, Paula Abdul, Randy Jackson, Julianne Hough, Kristen Chenoweth, Kathy Griffin, Max Greenfield and others will appear as well.


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Thursday
Nov272014

Paul McCartney, Elton John Among Stars to Be Featured on VH1's "A Very Bonnaroo Thanksgiving" Special

Photo: MJ KimThanksgiving isn't known for being a particularly musical holiday, save for a few football halftime shows.  That's about to change with this year with A Very Bonnaroo Thanksgiving, a concert special airing tonight on VH1.  The two-hour show will feature performances from a variety of well-known acts that hit the Tennessee music festival's stage over the years, including Paul McCartney and Elton John, who headlined 2013's and this year's installment of the event, respectively.

A Very Bonnaroo Thanksgiving, which encourages viewers to take to social media with the hashtag #GobbleRoo, will air at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

Meanwhile, Bonnaroo also is looking to be part of your Black Friday.  Tickets for the 2015 edition of festival will go on pre-sale on November 28 at noon ET.  Bonnaroo 2015 will be held June 11-14.


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Thursday
Nov272014

Nick Jonas' Thanksgiving Day Plans: Parade, Time with Girlfriend & Food 

Charles Sykes/BravoFresh from the finale of ABC's Dancing with the Stars on Tuesday night, Nick Jonas will appear on Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Thursday morning on NBC.  He'll be on the Royal Caribbean float performing his hit single "Jealous," after which, he says, it'll be time to get together with loved ones.

"[I'm] gonna go up to Rhode Island actually and spend some time with my girlfriend and her friends and family, and my parents are out, and my little brother...they're here as well, so it'll be a nice day," Nick tells ABC News Radio.  Nick's girlfriend, former Miss Universe and Miss USA Olivia Culpo, was Miss Rhode Island in 2012 -- it was the first pageant she ever entered.

As for Thanksgiving dinner, Nick says despite his current incredibly ripped and buff bod, thanks to his role as a mixed martial artist on the TV show Kingdom, he'll allow himself to pig out.  "I'm definitely gonna enjoy myself," he laughs. "I probably start the hardcore training again in about a month ago. Right now, I can enjoy a little bit too much food."

Nick's new single, "Jealous," partially inspired by Olivia, has become his first top-10 solo hit, and his self-titled solo album debuted in the top 10 as well.  Asked what he's most thankful for this year, Nick tells ABC News Radio it's all about this latest stage of his music career.

"I think I'm most thankful for the opportunities I've been given and the chance to kinda restart and take on a totally new stage in my life and career," he says.

Nick will also perform "Jealous" on NBC's The Voice Monday night.


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Thursday
Nov272014

"A Very Bonnaroo Thanksgiving," Featuring Metallica, Jack White and Pearl Jam, Airing Thursday

Image Courtesy of BB Gun PressVH1 is bringing The Farm to you on Thursday with A Very Bonnaroo Thanksgiving. The special will feature a bevy of performances from the Tennessee music festival, including Jack White, Metallica, Pearl Jam, Arcade Fire, Mumford & Sons and many more.

If watching A Very Bonnaroo Thanksgiving makes you want to visit The Farm for yourself, then you can purchase Bonnaroo pre-sale tickets starting November 28 at noon ET. Bonnaroo 2015 will be held June 11-14 in its usual location of Manchester, Tennessee.

A Very Bonnaroo Thanksgiving, which encourages viewers to take to social media with the hashtag #GobbleRoo, will air at 9 p.m. ET/PT.


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