Paul Stanley's Autobiography Debuts at #2 on "New York Times" Best Seller List

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-04_e315a00eed.jpgHarper Collins -- Paul Stanley has called his story "inspirational" -- and the telling of that story has apparently inspired legions to go buy the book in which the story is told. Face the Music: A Life Exposed has debuted at #2 on The New York Times Best Seller list in the nonfiction hardcover category. The memoir opens with the KISS singer's childhood, a rough tale of being born with a physical deformity, a learning disability and a dysfunctional family -- and overcoming it all to become the frontman of one of the world's most successful rock bands.

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John Oates, The Zombies, Paul Rodgers Among Musicians Taking Part in Record Store Day Events

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-04_fd09b95431.jpgJuan Pitino; David Levene -- The seventh annual edition of Record Store Day is taking place Saturday and, in addition to the many cool limited-edition vinyl releases that will be available at independent music retailers, a bevy of artists will help celebrate the unofficial holiday by visiting select stores across North America. Among the well-known musicians set to make special appearances are Hall & Oates singer John Oates, The Zombies, Paul Rodgers and R.E.M.'s Mike Mills.

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2014 Record Store Day Offering Hundreds of Exclusive Vinyl Releases

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-04_3fbd98b891.jpgRecordStoreDay.com -- Spring is in the air, but if you breathe deeply enough you may also pick up the scent of fresh vinyl. This Saturday, April 19, marks the seventh annual installment of Record Store Day, which is celebrated at select music retailers throughout the U.S., Canada, the U.K. and several other countries.  In conjunction with the unofficial holiday, a vast number of artists are issuing limited-edition vinyl singles, EPs and LPs that are sold exclusively at participating independent record shops.

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Meat Loaf Schedules Third Series of Dates for Las Vegas Residency

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-04_d9d6a4d34b.jpgWebster PR -- After wrapping up a second series of performances of his RockTellz & CockTails show in Las Vegas earlier this month, Meat Loaf has now lined up a third residency. The veteran singer's new engagement will include 21 dates, beginning May 6 and running through June 21.  During the stint, which again will be held at the PH Showroom at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, performances will take place each week on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 7 p.m. PT.

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Bob Dylan Off the Hook on Hate-Speech Charges in France

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-04_0ae8635c54.jpgColumbia Records -- Bob Dylan is off the hook after charges of hate speech, brought against him in France last year, have been dismissed. At issue was an alleged racist remark he made about Croatians in a 2012 Rolling Stone interview.  On Tuesday a court in Paris dismissed a case brought against Dylan last November by the Council of Croats in France, according to Agence France-Presse.

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