Neil Young to Discuss His New Music Service During March's South by Southwest Conference

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-01_251314726b.jpgDanny Clinch -- Upon receiving the President's Merit Award from the Recording Academy on January 21 in Los Angeles, Neil Young told an audience of music producers and engineers that he wants to "make music sound technically better." Young will have a chance to explain just how he plans to accomplish that during a speaking engagement on March 11 that's part of the South by Southwest conference and festival in Austin, Texas.

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Billy Joel Books Two More Stadium Shows

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-01_6129148f0f.jpgStoneMusicFest.com -- When Billy Joel isn't playing at New York's Madison Square Garden, he'll be spending his time rocking baseball stadiums across the U.S. He's just lined up two more: in Philadelphia and Washington,  D.C. Joel will play Nationals Park in our nation's capital on Saturday, July 26.  It's his first solo headlining appearance at that venue and his first appearance at the ballpark since 2009.

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Dolly Parton Launching Blue Smoke World Tour on Friday in California

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-01_ebf4d569b3.jpgWebster PR -- Dolly Parton will take her Blue Smoke World Tour to Europe, New Zealand and Australia in the coming months, but she's launching the trek tonight in Rancho Mirage, California. "It's always great to perform at home in the good ol' U.S.A.," Parton says.  "I love traveling all over the world; but it's true, there's nothing like home." The country legend's U.S. run also includes shows on Saturday in Primm, Nevada; Sunday in Reno, Nevada; and Tuesday in Phoenix.

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Chicago, Olivia Newton-John, Foreigner Among Stars to Perform on Cruise Ships During New Concert Series

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-01_4ccf0a85cf.jpgCarnival.com -- Special musical performances by a bevy of well-known rock and pop stars will be held on select Carnival cruise ships throughout 2014 as part of the inaugural Carnival LIVE Concert Series. Chicago, Olivia Newton-John, Foreigner, Styx, REO Speedwagon and Kansas are among the many acts who will participate in the series, which will give vacationers the chance to see exciting onboard shows while visiting select ports during their trips.

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Roger Waters to Be Made an Honorary Citizen of Italian City Where His Father Was Killed

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-01_7c2fb22eed.jpgPhoto: Sean Evans -- Founding Pink Floyd singer/bassist Roger Waters will receive a special tribute in the city of Anzio, Italy, where he'll be made an honorary citizen on February 18. According to The Daily Express, the ceremony will be held on the 70th anniversary of the death of Waters' father, Eric Fletcher Waters, who was killed in the city during World War II in the Battle of Anzio.

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