Bob Dylan Charged in France with Inciting Racial Hatred

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-12_4496bbea6c.jpgColumbia Records -- More trouble for Bob Dylan in connection with the allegedly racist remark he made to Rolling Stone last year in regards to Croatians. He has been charged in France with incitement to racial hatred, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The legendary musician, along with the French edition of Rolling Stone, was recently sued by the Council of Croats in France over his response to a question regarding whether he sees any parallels between the 1860s U.S. and present-day America.

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John Mellencamp to Perform at NASCAR Sprint Series Cup Awards

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-12_f6bea33881.jpgHear Music/Concord -- John Mellencamp is among the stars lined up to perform at the NASCAR Sprint Series Cup Awards this Friday, December 6, at the Wynn Las Vegas.  Mellencamp's performance will kick off the event, which will airs on Fox Sports 2 and NASCAR.com starting at 9 p.m. ET that night. Additional coverage will be viewable on the Motor Racing Network beginning an hour earlier.

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Chaka Khan, Smokey Robinson, Gladys Knight Among Performers on Soul Train Awards 2013

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-12_4cb39dfd90.jpgCentric -- A star-studded lineup of performers will be featured on the Soul Train Awards 2013, which was pre-taped earlier this month at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas and will air tonight on Centric and BET at 8 p.m. To begin the show, Chaka Khan is scheduled to hit the stage to sing a medley with Jennifer Hudson and rap star T.I. 

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Aerosmith Announces 2014 European Tour; Steven Tyler Talks Solo Album Plans

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-12_c23837255f.jpgAeroForceOne.com -- After wrapping up its 2013 tour schedule with a Latin Amercian trek that ended in late October, Aerosmith is preparing to hit the road again next year. The band has announced a new European leg of its ongoing Global Warming World Tour that currently runs from the late spring to the early summer.

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Happy Hanukkah! Billy Joel, Neil Diamond at Top of "Billboard" Magazine List of the Top 30 Jewish Musicians

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-11_2ddc6e8ca2.jpgD Dipasupil/FilmMagic -- Hanukkah, the Jewish Festival of Lights, started Wednesday night and runs for eight days. In honor of the holiday, Billboard magazine has compiled a list of the Top 30 Jewish Musicians, based on the impact they've had on the pop charts over the years.

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