Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, Boxer Who Inspired Bob Dylan Song, Dead at 76

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-04_4d9415f2bf.jpgGetty Images -- Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, a boxer who inspired a Bob Dylan song and a movie starring Denzel Washington, has died following a battle with prostate cancer. Carter's friend, John Artis, says the boxer died in his sleep Sunday morning in Toronto, according to CTV News. He was 76. Carter spent 19 years in prison on a murder conviction that was overturned after several appeals and a groundswell of support by civil rights groups and celebrities.

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Ex-Beach Boy Al Jardine Shares Details About Upcoming Brian Wilson Album

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-04_792e9c34a8.jpgCourtesy of Al Jardine -- Brian Wilson has been working on a new studio album that's sure to interest Beach Boys lovers and rock fans in general.  The project features contributions by guitar legend Jeff Beck, as well as a number of Wilson's fellow Beach Boys alumni -- Al Jardine, David Marks and Blondie Chaplin. Jardine recently chatted with ABC News Radio and revealed a few details about the upcoming record.

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The Kinks' Dave Davies Shares Health Advice with Ailing AC/DC Guitarist Malcolm Young

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-04_20fc259d8b.jpgCleopatra Records; Columbia Records -- On Wednesday, AC/DC announced that founding guitarist Malcolm Young was "taking a break from the band due to ill health."  The news came on the heels of an unconfirmed Australian blog post that claimed Young had suffered a stroke. While the nature of Malcolm's illness has yet to be officially revealed, a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame guitarist who had a debilitating stroke back in 2004, The Kinks' Dave Davies, has offered some advice for the ailing musician.

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Elton John Establishes Fund in Memory of Late Dance Music Pioneer, Will Play NYC Charity Event Soon

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-04_f3ffbf2b1d.jpgMichael Kovac/Getty Images for EJAF -- You may never have heard of Frankie Knuckles, but dance music as we know it today may not have existed without him. The Grammy-winning deejay and record producer, known as "The Godfather of House Music," died on March 31, and now Elton John is paying tribute to him by establishing a charity fund in his name. Through his Elton John AIDS Foundation, John has established The Frankie Knuckles Fund, to support HIV information, testing and treatment.

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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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