Journey Announces Donation to Typhoon Relief Effort in the Philippines

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-11_05eb790aa3.jpgFacebook.com/Journey -- Journey has announced a donation of more than 350 thousand dollars to the typhoon relief effort in the Philippines. In a statement, frontman Arnel Pineda -- a native of Manila, the capital city of the Southeast Asian island country -- provides encouragement to Filipinos by invoking his band's signature lyric: "Don't stop believing, help is on the way for the people of the Philippines."

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Joan Jett Bumped from South Dakota Float at Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-11_e22f89c486.jpgFacebook.com/JoanJett -- Joan Jett was scheduled to perform on a South Dakota tourism float during this year's Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, but the rocker's lifestyle choice of being a vegetarian and her support for the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals apparently conflicts with the ideals of livestock owners in the state, prompting parade officials to move Jett to a different float.

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Ray Davies Planning New Album Based on "Americana" Book; Considering a Kinks Reunion Project

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-11_46318b44e7.jpgDecca Label Group -- Ray Davies recently released a new memoir titled Americana: The Kinks, The Riff, The Road: The Story, in which he discusses his love-hate relationship with the United States.  Throughout the book, the legendary rocker intersperses lyrics from a wide variety of songs he's written, including many that he's never recorded or released.

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Famous Jerry Garcia Guitar Part of a Massive Two-Day Rock Memorabilia Auction Taking Place Next Month

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-11_83eefc1cc8.jpgJulien's Auctions -- A historic guitar owned and played by Jerry Garcia is just one of the many notable pieces of rock memorabilia going up for bid during a two-day sale, December 6-7, at Julien's Auctions in Beverly Hills, California. Garcia's Custom Travis Bean TB500 is believed to be the third-most-played guitar the Grateful Dead frontman ever owned, after "Tiger" and "Wolf." 

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Tom Hardy Preparing to Play Elton John...by Wearing His Clothes

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-11_23f09655c9.jpgUniversal Music -- British actor Tom Hardy will portray Elton John in Rocketman, an upcoming biopic of the pop-rock legend, and he's preparing for the role in an unusual way: by raiding John's closet. According to The Hollywood Reporter, when Elton and Hardy recently attended an event to promote the project, Hardy revealed that he'd been wearing John's actual clothing to get into the role.

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