The Year in Music 2013 -- Bon Jovi: Because They Can, Despite No Sambora, Two Surgeries

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-12_f8ac632895.jpgAEG Live -- It was good news and bad news for Bon Jovi in 2013.  The good news: A chart-topping album and the highest-grossing tour of the year.  The bad news: Their guitarist walked out on them mid-tour, and their drummer faced two life-threatening medical problems. In October of 2012, Bon Jovi did something risky by putting tickets on sale for their 2013 Because We Can world tour before their new album had even been released.

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Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers' Benmont Tench to Release Debut Solo Album in February

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-12_aeafaac1a5.jpgBlue Note Records -- Some big-name rock stars lent their talents to Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers keyboardist Benmont Tench's very first solo album, You Should Be So Lucky, which is scheduled to hit stores on February 18.  Ringo Starr and Petty himself contributed to the project, as did popular Americana artists Ryan Adams and the duo of Gillian Welch & David Rawlings.

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San Francisco Officials Still Trying to Tap Paul McCartney for Final Concert at Candlestick Park

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-12_3dd4a2d0a8.jpgMJ Kim/MPL Communications Ltd. -- The final scheduled pro football game was played at San Francisco's Candlestick Park on Sunday, December 22, as the home town 49ers defeated the Atlanta Falcons 34-24.  The stadium, which is expected to be demolished sometime in late 2014, also was the site of The Beatles' last official concert, on August 29, 1966.

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Art Garfunkel Says He's Recovered from Vocal Ailment, Planning Series of 2014 Performances

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-12_77147cfcb4.jpgCourtesy of Art Garfunkel -- The world finally is getting the chance to hear one of the great voices in pop and rock music history again.  According to a message on his official website, Art Garfunkel has recovered from his years-long battle with vocal-cord paresis and he's now planning "to perform live shows throughout 2014." The Simon & Garfunkel singer currently has nine upcoming concerts on his schedule, all of which are in the southeastern U.S.

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Sheryl Crow Slashes the Price on Her Tennessee Farm Yet Again

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-12_55d8bcb7ac.jpgSherylCrow.com -- Sheryl Crow went country in 2013, but she's singing the blues these days over her Tennessee farm. According to RealtyToday.com, Sheryl has slashed the price on her 51-acre spread from $4.5 million to $3.8 million. She originally listed all 147acres of her Nashville-area property for $7.5 million in 2010, but Sheryl decided to reduce the lot size after the property failed to sell.

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