Box Sets Featuring Classic Music from Otis Redding and Aretha Franklin Due Out in February

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-12_b0e4367d33.jpgRhino Records -- Separate four-CD box sets saluting two of the most beloved and lauded soul singers of all time, Otis Redding and Aretha Franklin, will be released on February 4.  Titled, respectively, The King of Soul and The Queen of Soul, the collections both will feature dozens of tracks and will be offered at a suggested list price of $44.98.

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Alice Cooper Discusses His Star-Packed Christmas Pudding Benefit Show

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-12_3f85865a89.jpgCourtesy of Alice Cooper's Solid Rock -- The 13th annual edition of Alice Cooper's star-studded Christmas Pudding benefit show is set to take place this Saturday at Comerica Theatre in Phoenix.  Joining the shock rocker at this year's extravaganza will be KISS, Joan Jett and the frontmen of a few of the biggest hair-metal bands of the 1980s -- Motley Crue's Vince Neil, Ratt's Stephen Pearcy, Cinderella's Tom Kiefer and Winger's Kip Winger.  Hosting the bash will be one-time Seinfeld star and Family Feud host John O'Hurley.

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Bride Whom Jon Bon Jovi Walked Down the Aisle Auctioning Wedding Dress

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-12_a80f1aef2d.jpgPhoto: David Bergman -- In October, Branka Delic of Australia lived out a wedding fantasy of hers when Jon Bon Jovi walked her down the aisle at a Las Vegas wedding chapel, as she tied the knot with her now-husband, Gonzalo Cladera.  She's now auctioning off her wedding dress on eBay to raise money for the New Jersey rocker's Soul Kitchen charity restaurant in Red Bank, New Jersey.

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Billy Joel Adds Detroit-Area & Pittsburgh Concerts, 6th Madison Square Garden Show to His Tour Schedule

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-12_fb3984f924.jpgPhoto: Kevin MazurAfter announcing that he plans to play one show a month at New York City's Madison Square Garden for as long as fans are willing to show up, Billy Joel has now expanded his handful of 2014 tour dates beyond the Big Apple and Florida. The Detroit Free Press reports that the Piano Man will perform February 15 at the Palace of Auburn Hills in Michigan.  It'll be his first solo headlining show in the Detroit area since 2007; tickets go on sale December 13.

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Rolling Stones Announce Tour Dates in the Middle East and Asia

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-12_61754961bd.jpgPhoto: Brian Rasic -- On the heels of announcing a series of 2014 concerts in Australia and New Zealand, The Rolling Stones have revealed that their 14 on Fire tour also will visit Japan, China and the Middle East. The trek will kick off with a February 21 performance in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates, which will be followed by three shows in Tokyo and one in Macau, China.

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