"Late Show with David Letterman" to Host Series of Beatles-Themed Performances Next Week

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-02_bc752bb552.jpgCBS Photo Archive -- CBS has confirmed that The Late Show with David Letterman will celebrate the 50th anniversary of The Beatles' debut appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show by hosting a star-studded week of Fab Four-themed performances starting on Monday. The music artists who be hitting the Late Show stage at New York City's Ed Sullivan Theater during the coming week include Sting, Lenny Kravitz, alternative-rock act Broken Bells, The Flaming Lips and John Lennon's son Sean.

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Box Set Featuring Audio Interviews with John Lennon & Yoko Ono Due Out in April

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-01_192c1118a9.jpgSmith Tapes -- A new eight-CD box set gathering together five lengthy conversations John Lennon and Yoko Ono had with Village Voice journalist and New York radio personality Howard Smith will be released on April 14. Smith Tapes: I'm Not The Beatles: John & Yoko Interviews 1969-72 features audio of Lennon and his wife discussing a wide variety of topics, including the couple's political activism, their interest in primal therapy, the breakup of The Beatles and the band members' solo work.

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Billy Joel's "A Matter of Trust -- The Bridge to Russia" Documentary Premieres Tonight on Showtime

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-01_defce6abdd.jpgJim Brown/SHOWTIME -- Billy Joel: A Matter of Trust -- The Bridge to Russia, the new documentary focusing on the Piano Man's historic August 1987 tour of the Soviet Union, premieres on Showtime tonight at 9 p.m. ET/PT. The film delves into the difficulties and triumphs Joel experienced performing in the U.S.S.R., whose people were then-governed by an oppressive Communist regime.

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Mötley Crüe's Neil and Sixx Say Band Wants to Bow Out on Own Terms with Final Tour

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-01_e24da76a7e.jpgMotley.com -- On Tuesday, Mötley Crüe announced that they will say goodbye to fans by mounting one last trek, dubbed The Final Tour, that will kick off this July and is likely to last for about two years.  Speaking with Rolling Stone following a Los Angeles press conference at which details of the outing were unveiled, singer Vince Neil and bassist Nikki Sixx revealed that the idea for the band to call it quits started brewing several years ago.

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Elton John, Cyndi Lauper Receive GLAAD Media Award Nominations

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-01_b00cc4f8d5.jpgCapitol Records -- Elton John and Cyndi Lauper are among the stars who have received nominations for this year's GLAAD Media Awards. The awards honor various media for their "fair, accurate and inclusive representations" of the gay, bisexual and transgender community, as well as the issues affecting their lives. John is in the running for the Outstanding Music Artist prize thanks to his latest album, The Diving Board.

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