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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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Thursday
Nov272014

Paul McCartney, Elton John, Metallica 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, Elton John, Metallica and Pearl Jam.

McCartney was a headliner at the 2013 edition of Bonnaroo and Elton performed this year, while both Metallica and Pearl Jam topped the festival's bill in 2008.

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

Idina Menzel Hosting Potluck Dinner with B'dway Co-Stars After Thanksgiving Day Parade 

Warner Bros. RecordsIdina Menzel is one of many stars who'll be performing in Thursday's Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, but she says after she's done, she and the rest of the cast from her Broadway musical If/Then are going to chow down.

"A Broadway schedule doesn't really leave a lot of time for a normal Thanksgiving.  We do have the day off, so that's great. So, yes, I will come home from the parade, but I'm making a bunch of my castmates come over, but it's pot luck," the Frozen star tells ABC News Radio, laughing. "I'm not cooking for them! I'm too tired! So everyone's bringing something.  I said I'd provide the turkey and they have to bring the rest."

As for what she'll be most thankful for this year, Idina tells ABC News Radio, "I'd say I'm thankful for my little boy for sort of showing me where my priorities are and giving me the real, true perspective on life."  That'd be Walker, her five-year-old son with her ex-husband, actor Taye Diggs.

"I'm thankful for all my friends and family that have been a great support system," the Tony-winning star adds.  "And then, thirdly, I'm thankful to get to do what I love -- to sing and to act and to perform for a living."

Idina is doing the full New York City holiday event rounds this year, in support of her new Christmas album Holiday Wishes.  In addition to performing in the iconic parade, she'll be singing at NBC's annual Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting special, and earlier this week, she sang at the unveiling of the holiday windows at Bloomingdale's flagship New York City store.  Idina says it all brings her back to happy times growing up in the suburbs of New York City.

"I grew up in Long Island," she tells ABC News Radio. "So my parents would bring my sister and I into the city all the time.  We'd do the windows, and we'd go to Rockefeller Center and see a Broadway show.  So, it's a special time in my life.  It's got a lot of memories."


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Thursday
Nov272014

For Fergie, Thanksgiving's a Toss-up Between Food & Football 

Image Croup LA/ABCFor most people, Thanksgiving is all about the food.  But Fergie's one of those women who says that on Turkey Day, she enjoys both pigging out...and watching guys toss the pigskin around.

Fergie's a minority owner of the Miami Dolphins, and her husband Josh Duhamel is a Minnesota Vikings fan.  And even though this year, neither of their teams are actually playing, they'll still be watching.

"I mean, how are you gonna make me pick?" laughs Fergie when asked to choose between eating and watching the game on Thanksgiving.  "I mean, they go hand in hand. Thanksgiving and football? You kidding me? You eat and you sit there, and you let the food just sit there and process while you're laying there on the couch and watching the football game and being a lazy log!"

Of course, since the two love different teams, Fergie says she and Josh have come to an "agreement."  "So, if we just say that our next favorite team is the other's team -- like, my second favorite has to be the Vikings -- that's okay," she explains. "And you know what?  It truly is, after the Dolphins, because if the Vikings lose, my husband's not gonna be in a good mood! So I definitely take that to heart."

However, the team loyalty of their young son Axl Jack is still to be determined, according to Fergie.

"That's gonna be a toughie, when he gets old enough to know about which team," she says of whether Axl will be a Dolphins or Vikings supporter. "I think it depends on football Sunday who gets to him first to get dressed!" 


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Thursday
Nov272014

Miranda Lambert Appearing on Shelter Pet Adoption Special Thanksgiving Night

Image Courtesy Becky FlukeMiranda Lambert is one of the stars appearing on Fox's Cause for Paws: An All-Star Dog Spectacular Thanksgiving night. The special is designed to raise money for and awareness of shelter pets, and that's a cause very dear to Miranda's heart. She just opened a no-kill shelter, Redemption Ranch, in her hometown of Tishomingo, Oklahoma.

As for appearing on the Fox special, Miranda says, "I'm thankful for anybody that's willing to put something together to celebrate shelter pets. That's what I do."

Pedigree is one of the show's sponsors, and Miranda has worked extensively with the dog food company to help get shelter pets adopted.

"Pedigree renovated 48 shelters this year and gave 500,000 pounds of food away, including pallets and pallets of it to my shelter," Miranda says. "So, when I'm not doing music, I'm doing something with animals. It's my other passion."

Jane Lynch and Hilary Swank co-host Cause for Paws Thursday night on Fox. Scarlett Johansson, Betty White, Kristen Bell, Fergie and Pink are among the other stars appearing on the special.


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Thursday
Nov272014

The Wild Feathers' Joel King Will Try Not to "Burn Down the House" This Thanksgiving

Image Courtesy of Frank Maddocks Thanksgiving is a time for family, but it's also a time to cook foods you otherwise would have no excuse to cook. The Wild Feathers bassist Joel King has set his mind on one particular dish.

"My wife's family's going to come out, but I think I'm going to attempt to fry a turkey," King tells ABC News Radio of his Thanksgiving plans.

"Hopefully [I won't] burn down the house," he says.

If all goes well, then we can also expect a new Wild Feathers album. King tells ABC News Radio that the band will begin working on their follow-up to their self-titled debut now that they're off tour.

"We're going to go back to Nashville, regroup and hopefully start recording," he says. "I think we're supposed to get everything ready and do it in January."

The Wild Feathers do have one more show lined up for 2014 -- the band will be playing Dallas, Texas on New Years Eve. All ticket information can be found at TheWildFeathers.com.


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Thursday
Nov272014

Taylor Swift Joins Robin Roberts Thanksgiving Night for ABC's "Thank You America!" Special 

ABC/Ida Mae AstuteAs if she hasn't already been on seemingly every TV channel there is, Taylor Swift will be on your TV twice Thanksgiving Day.

The singer will appear on ABC Thanksgiving night as part of the special Thank You America!, hosted by Robin Roberts.  The show airing at 8 p.m, ET,  celebrates unsung heroes and rewards them with surprises that will change their lives.  Among those spotlighted: a sanitation worker who founded a food pantry and a couple who have foster-parented more than 90 children throughout the years.  There's also a special tribute to the men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces. 

During the show, Taylor sits down with Roberts to talk about all that she's thankful for this holiday season -- we're guessing the success of her album 1989 is pretty high on that list.

In the morning of Thanksgiving Day, Taylor will be seen performing on The Thanksgiving Day Parade on CBS, which airs at live at 9 a.m. ET, 8 a.m. CT and 7 a.m. MT and delayed at 9 a.m. PT.


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Wednesday
Nov262014

Mary Lambert's Thanksgiving "Secret": She's Never Made a Turkey Before

ABC/Ida Mae AstuteMary Lambert originally thought she wouldn't be able to spend Thanksgiving with her girlfriend, The Voice alum Michelle Chamuel, but then their plans changed.  Now, Mary says she just has to figure out how not to "destroy" the first turkey she's ever made in her life.

"I wasn't originally [going to be home for Thanksgiving], and my girlfriend actually was going to be doing press in Canada, and both of our things sort of got cancelled," Mary tells ABC News Radio. "So it was kind of a shock, 'cause they got cancelled the same morning. So I called her and I was like, 'I know you're going to be gone but I'm going to be home for Thanksgiving.' And she's like, 'Shut up! I just found out my stuff got cancelled too.' So we get to be home for Thanksgiving, which is like, oh my God...so happy!"

Mary says she and Michelle will be together, but won't be visiting their families.  "It would be nice to see everybody, but traveling on top of traveling for both of us is just so exhausting that it's so nice to just be home with the cat," she laughs. "And I'm going to make a turkey for the first time ever, as an adult."

Along with the turkey, Mary plans to create a side dish that's a family tradition.

"My mom makes really amazing scalloped potatoes so I'm going to try to use the scalloped potato family recipe," she says. "And not totally destroy this turkey!"  

After Thanksgiving, Mary, who presented at Sunday night's AMAs and performed during the pre-show,will be doing a few Christmas shows in support of her hit single "Secrets."  Next summer, she'll hit the road with The Script.


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Wednesday
Nov262014

Sevyn Streeter Readies New Music, Hints at Another Chris Brown Collaboration

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Sevyn Streeter addressed the status of her upcoming debut album while at the 2014 Soul Train Awards, airing this Sunday but taped earlier this month in Las Vegas. The singer says she feels no pressure for her first full-length studio effort, following the success of her Call Me Crazy But... EP, adding that the album's first single is coming soon.

"I think that as long as you're just as honest as you can possibly be when it comes to your music, that it will come out the right way every time, you know? So I just try to do that," the singer tells ABC News Radio. "If I'm sad one day, I write about it. If I'm happy, if I want to go to a club but I can't, then I'll turn the studio into a club. That's what I do and the song turns out that way. So no, I just had a really great time with this album. You know, I'll have new music out in two seconds, I'm so anxious and, you know, I'm just excited."

She also says that she may re-team with her "It Won't Stop" collaborator Chris Brown. "You know, I can never see myself doing an album without Chris on my album. So I mean, I feel like that just has to happen," she says.

Speaking of Brown, Sevyn reveals that she was excited for his big Soul Train Awards performance. "That's my brother. I'm signed to him, so he's performing, you know, and just to be his artist, I'm excited," she says. "I'm nominated for Best New Artist and I'm presenting an award. Yeah, that's family." 

This year's Soul Train awards is set to air on November 30 on BET's Centric channel.


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Wednesday
Nov262014

John Mayer to Fill In as Host of CBS' "The Late Late Show" in February

Eric McCandless/CBSA couple of years ago, there was talk that John Mayer was going to get his own musical variety show on CBS.  Well, that never materialized, but the singer is getting a chance to guest-host a previously existing CBS show.

Craig Ferguson is stepping down as the host of The Late Late Show on December 19, and the new host, British personality James Corden, doesn't take over until March 9.  To fill the gaps, CBS is lining up a variety of fill-in hosts, and John is one of them. In fact, he's the only musician tapped to do it, but it's not clear if he'll be performing as well.

John says on Twitter that he'll be hosting the show for three nights, during the week leading up to the Grammys in February.  He adds, "Three days might not seem like a long time, but it's exactly as long as it takes to mail a letter to CBS saying 'please make this stop.'"

John is joining other guest hosts like Drew Carey -- who'll kick things off January 5, and will also do the final fill-in week on March 2 -- plus Judd Apatow, Will Arnett, Wayne Brady, comedian Jim Gaffigan and former Will & Grace star Sean Hayes.


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Wednesday
Nov262014

Big Sean on Next Album: "It’s Way Darker than Anything I’ve Ever Done"

ABC/Kelsey McNealBig Sean is letting it all out on his forthcoming third studio album. Although he's had a great 2014 so far, ranging from his new Roc Nation deal to an Adidas endorsement, he seems to have found inspiration in the setbacks in his personal life, like calling off his engagement to Glee star Naya Rivera.

"It’s way darker than anything I’ve ever done, way harder than any album I’ve ever done," says Sean in an interview with Highsnobiety.

He has high hopes that fans will appreciate his new direction. "I’m pretty sure you’re going to like this album. The sound of it is definitely better than the mixtapes but it’s more of that type of intensity, high-level raps, and just not giving a f**k and going in," he says.

The album still doesn’t have an official release date, but Sean adds, "It’s pretty much ready; you guys will get it as soon as it’s ready and we’ll be making that announcement soon."

The disc will include his chart-topping single "IDFWU" as well as contributions from Kanye West, Chris Brown and his new girlfriend Ariana Grande.


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Wednesday
Nov262014

Pharrell Williams to Receive Hollywood Star on December 4 

Art Streiber/NBCHere's something Pharrell Williams can be thankful for, post-Thanksgiving: he'll receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on December 4.

Pharrell will receive the 2,537th star on the famous walk during a ceremony that begins at 11:30 a.m. PT.  The star will be unveiled in front of the W Hotel Hollywood, and in addition to Pharrell, Ellen DeGeneres will be on hand for the proceedings. You'll be able watch the ceremony at WalkofFame.com.

In a statement, Ana Martinez, producer of the Walk of Fame ceremonies, says of The Voice coach:  "His music is known the world over, and we are confident that fans will be ‘happy’ to see his star shine on our Walk of Fame."


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Wednesday
Nov262014

Roger Daltrey Says He's Considering Recording a Beyonce Song for Upcoming Solo Album

Rick Diamond/Getty Images for The WhoWhat do The Who's Roger Daltrey and R&B star Beyonce have in common, other than both being singers?  Could be a lot more than that, depending on Daltrey himself.

In a recent video interview with GulfNews TV, Daltrey was asked for his opinion about several contemporary pop and rock artists, including Beyonce, and he reported that he's actually considering recording one of her songs. 

"Class," Daltrey declared when the pop/R&B superstar's name was mentioned.  "I'm making a solo album at the moment and I'm toying with doing one of her own songs -- a Beyonce song, just kind of changing the lyrics a bit and put it in the male."

Daltrey also addressed recent comments he made in the press about U.K. boy band One Direction, in which he apparently implied that he thought the group's music would not be considered significant over time.  Roger explained that he'd been "rather misquoted with One Direction," and that he hadn't been attacking the band.  "They've done incredibly well, and you can't knock that, that they've become the biggest pop band in the world," the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer stressed.  "We were a pop band once, and there's nothing wrong with that...but I don't know what music will have significance in the future."

The 70-year-old singer also put his two cents in about Justin Bieber and his recent troubles.  "What a shame.  The boy needs help," said Daltrey, then addressed Bieber directly, saying, "Justin, give me a call, otherwise you're gonna end up like Keith Moon, and it'll be 'Goodnight, Vienna,' and I've lost too many friends.  You don't need to go. You've got a lot to offer."

Daltrey also commented briefly about Taylor Swift, whom he called a "good country artist" and a "good-looking girl," and Kings of Leon, which he said are a "good" American rock ''n' roll band.

Lastly, Roger was asked to share his thoughts on the oft-maligned Coldplay.  He praised Chris Martin's melodies and said that the sound that the band created "was totally original in its day," but noted that he isn't a fan of Martin's stage antics.

"I just wish he wouldn't run around so much on the stage, because it takes away from the music.  It doesn't make the music stronger.  It weakens it," Daltrey maintained.  "He doesn't need to do it.  When did you ever see Elvis run on the stage?"

Roger added that he has the same criticism of Mick Jagger.  "Stop it!" he declared.  "Stand still and dance."

The Who launch the U.K. leg of its 50th anniversary tour on Sunday in Glasgow, Scotland.


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Wednesday
Nov262014

Gibson to Release Limited-Edition Bob Dylan Acoustic Signed by Folk-Rock Legend

Image Courtesy of Gibson BrandsGibson will be releasing two new acoustic guitars based on the SJ-200 model played by Bob Dylan and designed with input by the legendary singer-songwriter.

The first is the limited-edition Bob Dylan Autographed SJ-200 Collector's Edition, which exactly replicates Dylan's custom-made SJ-200.  Only 175 on the instruments will be produced, each one boasting a label autographed by Bob.  The guitar features a headstock with an inlay of Dylan's "eye logo," as well as fancily decorated double pick guards.  The instrument will come with a hard-shell carrying case featuring an embroidered version of the aforementioned eye logo.

The second guitar is called the SJ-200 Player's Edition, and features a design similar to that of the Collector's Edition, but made with different types of wood.  This model comes with an an LR Baggs brand Anthem pickup.

"After years of design and development overseen by the artist's personal guidance, these new models represent the best in artistry and performance just as Bob Dylan represents the best in American songwriting," says Gibson Brands chairman Henry Juszkiewicz.  "Taking elements from the historic SJ-200 line and blending them with Bob's personal vision for a signature model, these guitars represent the best of music history."

No release date has been announced for the guitars.


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