John Mellencamp Announces North American Summer Tour

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-03_1f4533ca4e.jpgHear Music -- After recently announcing an initial July 18 concert in Cheyenne, Wyoming, John Mellencamp has now unveiled a full, albeit brief run of North American summer tour dates. The trek launches with a June 20-21 stand Thackerville, Oklahoma, and is mapped out through an August 1 show in Windsor, Canada. The 10-date outing also includes a July 6 stop in Atlantic City, New Jersey, and a July 30-31 engagement in Orillia, Canada.

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Patti Smith Reveals That She Recently Became a Grandmother

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-03_bdafd91be8.jpgPhoto: Angelo Cricchi -- Patti Smith has long been called the "Godmother of Punk," but the influential singer/songwriter and poet also recently became a real grandmother.  Smith shared the news with journalist Roger Friedman of Showbiz411.com, revealing that her son, Jackson, became a daddy back on November 4.  While Patti didn't specify who the mother was, the last we heard Jackson was still married to ex-White Stripes drummer Meg White, whom he wed in 2009.

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Watch the Trailer for Upcoming James Brown Biopic, "Get On Up"

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-03_3bd743c3fe.jpgJamesBrown.com -- Get on the good foot, everybody!  The first official trailer for Get On Up, the forthcoming theatrical film about the life of James Brown, has premiered online. The two-minute 40-second promo clip gives us a fast-paced look at a variety of scenes from throughout the movie, which features 42 star Chadwick Boseman as the Godfather of Soul.  We see quick-cut glimpses of Brown's childhood, his stint in prison, his burgeoning career as a performer, and his rise to superstardom.

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New Film Based on John Lennon Interviews to Premiere at SXSW Festival

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-03_5587bd1909.jpgLong Short Productions -- A new theatrical film based on two famous interviews that John Lennon gave a decade apart is set to get its world premiere this week at the South by Southwest film festival in Austin, Texas. Rubber Soul examines Lennon's dynamic personality and changing beliefs by contrasting recreated conversations that the late Beatles legend and his wife, Yoko Ono, had with Rolling Stone magazine in December 1970 and with Playboy in September 1980.

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Crosby, Stills & Nash to Appear on AXS TV's "The Big Interview" on Monday

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-03_97838fccdb.jpgPhoto: Eleanor Stills -- After undergoing a procedure to treat a coronary blockage last month, David Crosby is back on the road. The folk-rock legend and his longtime band mates Stephen Stills and Graham Nash kicked off a brief U.S. tour this past Tuesday that's scheduled to run until a March 24 show in Durham, North Carolina. Coinciding with the trek, Crosby, Stills and Nash will be featured on a new episode of the Dan Rather-hosted AXS TV series The Big Interview, which premieres Monday at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.

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