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500 Guitarists Play “Highway to Hell”

500 Guitarists Play “Highway to Hell”

500 guitarists in Australia got together at a festival and played “Highway to Hell” by AC/DC at the same time, to set a new world record.  Considering the large group is made up of pickers of all ages and skill levels, they actually sound pretty tight.  

Listen to Toto Sing Weezer’s “Hash Pipe”

Listen to Toto Sing Weezer’s “Hash Pipe”

After Weezer covered both “Africa” and “Rosanna”, Toto announced they would return the favor by recording their own version of “Hash Pipe”.  Toto chose it because they wanted to do something, quote, “rock ‘n’ roll.”  They road-tested their version Monday night during their gig in Vancouver, and it’s TIGHT. Before launching into the song, singer STEVE LUKATHER said, quote, “We figured…

Beer Yoga

Who knew beer and yoga could go together! And I must say this has to be the best out there! OK so what is it? It’s precisely what it sounds like: yoga class enjoyed along with a pint, bottle, can, or growler of your favorite beer. The key when it comes to beer yoga is finding…

MUSIC NEWS

Aretha Franklin’s funeral scheduled for August 31 in Detroit

Aretha Franklin’s funeral scheduled for August 31 in Detroit

Jamie McCarthy/Getty ImagesThe funeral for The Queen of Soul will be held in her hometown of Detroit on August 31. Aretha Franklin’s publicist announced Friday that the music legend’s homegoing service, which is limited to friends and family, will take place at the Greater Grace Temple in the Motor City. However, there will be public…

Watch now: Sting and Shaggy release animated video for “Just One Lifetime”

Watch now: Sting and Shaggy release animated video for “Just One Lifetime”

ABC/Paula LoboAn album, a tour, a gig in the Hamptons, and now…a cartoon. That’s the ever-unfolding story of collaborators Sting and Shaggy, who turned their musical bromance into the joint album 44/876, released in April. The animated video is for “Just One Lifetime,” a groovy reggae tune. The clip features cartoon versions of Sting and Shaggy dancing on a…

Lay Down Santa: Eric Clapton to release Christmas album in October

Lay Down Santa: Eric Clapton to release Christmas album in October

Gus Stewart/RedfernsJust call him Slowhand Santa: Eric Clapton is set to release Christmas album. Billboard reports Happy Xmas will arrive October 12, and will feature classic holiday songs as reworked by the legendary guitarist.  Happy Xmas will also contain an original Clapton Christmas tune called “For Love On Christmas Day.” Clapton tells Billboard, “I had in my head that these holiday songs could…

Chain of sales: Aretha Franklin music downloads soar following her death

Chain of sales: Aretha Franklin music downloads soar following her death

Taylor Hill/Getty ImagesSales of Aretha Franklin’s back catalog have spiked nearly 1600% following her death Thursday at age 76, Billboard reports.   On Thursday alone, sales of Franklin’s albums and digital song downloads rose from 8,000 the previous day to a whopping 134,000. Digital song downloads accounted for 89% of sales, with 115,000 songs. Physical album sales totaled…

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS

“Quantico” star Priyanka Chopra confirms engagement to pop star Nick Jonas

“Quantico” star Priyanka Chopra confirms engagement to pop star Nick Jonas

Prodip Guha/Hindustan Times via Getty Images(MUMBAI) — Quantico star Priyanka Chopra and pop star Nick Jonas are finally Instagram official: The couple confirmed their rumored engagement with a posting on Chopra’s social media. “The only way to do this… with Family and God. Thank you all for your wishes and blessings,” Chopra, 36, wrote, captioning…

“Watchmen” series officially coming to HBO in 2019

“Watchmen” series officially coming to HBO in 2019

HBO/Van Redin (Regina King)Watchmen has officially been ordered to series at HBO, Variety reports. The Damon Lindelof series, based on the classic DC graphic novel about superheroes who are treated as outlaws, is set to debut in 2019.  Until now, the show had just been in its pilot stage. HBO says the new series “embraces…

Renée Zellweger to star in new Netflix show, “What/If”

Renée Zellweger to star in new Netflix show, “What/If”

JB Lacroix/ Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — Renée Zellweger is heading to Netflix. The actress will be starring a new drama series called What/If, set to debut on the streaming site in 2019. The show, described as a “social thriller,” is about newlyweds in a financial bind, who find themselves tempted into a lucrative but ethically…

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