Ringo Starr to Voice Character in "Powerpuff Girls" TV Special Premiering Next Month

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-12_37afc5be31.jpgPhoto: Rob Shanahan -- Back in November of 2012, Ringo Starr announced that he'd lent his voice to a new episode of the popular Cartoon Network series The Powerpuff Girls.  Now, that show finally is going to air.  Starr will be featured in a special titled Dance Pantsed, which celebrates the 15th anniversary of The Powerpuff Girls' debut.  The show will premiere on January 20 at 7:30 p.m. ET/PT.

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Paul McCartney, Barry Gibb & Madonna Guest Star on "Saturday Night Live"

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-12_14c490b43e.jpgLloyd Bishop/NBC -- Paul McCartney is a frequent musical performer on Saturday Night Live, so perhaps it was no surprise that he popped up unexpectedly on this weekend's installment of the show, which featured Jimmy Fallon as host and Justin Timberlake as musical guest. The former Beatle appeared during Fallon's monologue; the host announced that he was planning to sing with three of his biggest musical influences: McCartney, Bob Dylan and David Bowie. 

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Ex-Journey Singer Steve Perry to Be Featured on Alt-Rock Group AWOLNATION's Next Album

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-12_572528a917.jpgLegacy Recordings -- It's been quite a while since we've heard former Journey singer Steve Perry wrap his golden voice around a new song, but that apparently is about to change.  Aaron Bruno, frontman of the popular alternative-rock act AWOLNATION, says Perry has lent his talents to the group's upcoming sophomore release. "We became friends," Bruno tells Rolling Stone with regard to how the collaboration came about.

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Aretha Franklin to Record Album of Songs by Other Famous Female Singers

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-12_b9af45eb94.jpgPeter Kramer/NBC -- Aretha Franklin has revealed some details about her upcoming recording project on which she's collaborating with music mogul Clive Davis and producers Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds and Don Was.  The Queen of Soul tells Billboard that the record will be a "concept" album, featuring songs by other renowned female vocalists. "It's just re-working some things that were very, very good and certainly chart-worthy and sold a lot of records," Franklin explains.

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Star-Packed Tribute Concert for Late Ozzy Osbourne Guitarist Randy Rhoads Scheduled for January

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-12_58cda1ed57.jpgObservatoryOC.com -- Ex-Whitesnake drummer Brian Tichy and his business partner Joe Sutton, the same guys who brought you the Bonzo Bash series of star-studded John Bonham tribute shows, have organized a new concert paying homage to late Ozzy Osbourne guitarist Randy Rhoads. The event, dubbed Randy Rhoads Remembered, will take place on January 25 at The Observatory in Santa Ana, California.

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