Mickey Thomas' Starship Releases New Studio Album, "Loveless Fascination," Today

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-09_07f7f30d7c.jpgPat Johnson -- Starship is back with its first new studio album in more than 20 years, Loveless Fascination.  The 10-track collection, which hits stores on Tuesday, finds frontman Mickey Thomas and his group mixing more rocking material with the band's classic melodic pop. Speaking recently with ABC News Radio, Thomas says "the up-tempo, harder-edged things" on the album are his favorites.

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Elton John Performs Free Concert at USC, Says Short Fingers Steered Him Away from Classical Music

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-09_3b22762a0c.jpgVerve/Universal Music Group -- Elton John has his short fingers to thank for moving him away from classical music to pop.  He told students Monday night at the University of Southern California that his fingers are like “cocktail sausages” and are not long enough for a career in classical music. Elton gave a free two-and-a-half-hour concert at USC to promote his new studio album, The Diving Board, and to demonstrate his relevance in a musical world that’s changed since his big hits of the 1970s and ‘80s.

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Stevie Wonder Set to Perform at L.A. Area Cancer Benefit

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-09_3236807f7f.jpgFacebook.com/StevieWonder -- Stevie Wonder will give a special performance this Thursday, as part of the City of Hope cancer research and treatment institution's annual Music and Entertainment Industry Group Gala. At the big ticket fundraiser at Playa Vista, CA's Hercules Campus,  City of Hope will present Rob Light of the Creative Artists Agency with the Spirit of Life Award for his dedication to furthering the institution's mission to cure cancer.

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Don Henley Says Playing with Original Eagles Guitarist is "Like He Never Left"

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-09_8d1feb803a.jpgElektra Records -- Don Henley recently took a breather from the Eagles' current tour to chat with MSN Music about a variety of subjects including working with the Eagles' original guitarist Bernie Leadon on the History of the Eagles tour and the enduring influence of the Eagles on pop music. Of Leadon's return Henley says things have gone very smoothly. 

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George Harrison & Billy Joel's Kids 'Go Back to Their Roots' in New Gap Campaign

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-09_77f52d3ea5.jpgGap, Inc. -- This is not your father's Gap ad. Oh, wait...maybe it is.  George Harrison's son and Billy Joel's daughter have both recorded songs by their famous fathers for the retailer's new ad campaign. As part of the "Back to Blue" campaign, Dhani Harrison -- who bears a striking resemblance to his old man -- is seen performing a version of "For You Blue," one of two songs by the elder Harrison that appeared on The Beatles' final album, 1970's Let It Be.

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