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Tony Joe White brings Louisiana swamp rock to the Grammy Museum

Singer, songwriter and mystical mood conjurer Tony Joe White brought his swamp-rooted music and mind-set to the Grammy Museum on Monday for a Q&A session and performance that ultimately turned into one of the rowdier events staged in the often sedate environs of the museum’s Clive Davis Theater.

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Spirit musician's estate to appeal ruling in Led Zeppelin 'Stairway to Heaven' case

The estate of musician Randy California, of L.A. rock band Spirit, intends to appeal the jury verdict last month that found that Led Zeppelin did not lift music that formed the basis for the group’s hit “Stairway to Heaven” from an earlier Spirit instrumental, “Taurus,” court documents show.

The unanimous verdict, from an eight-member jury following seven days of testimony in U.S.

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The Democratic convention united Demi Lovato, Paul Simon and Boyz II Men for every generation of music lovers
Willie Nelson's album salute to friend and mentor Ray Price is due Sept. 16

Willie Nelson will pay homage to fellow Texas country music giant Ray Price in a new album, “For the Good Times: A Tribute to Ray Price,” which is set for release Sept. 16.

Price, who died at 87 in 2013, helped change the sound of country music in the 1950s with what became known as “the Ray Price shuffle,” epitomized in his No.

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Make it eight: Adele adds two more nights to Staples Center gigs

Make it eight.

Pop singer Adele has booked two more shows to her extended series of concerts at Staples Center in August, adding to her already slotted six sold-out gigs. The new dates are on Aug. 20 and Aug. 21. 

The artist has been touring for much of the year in support of her 2015 album, “25,” after debuting the new set during an intimate Los Angeles rehearsal show at the Wiltern in February.

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At least 30 arrested at Guns N' Roses concert in New Jersey

At least 30 people have been arrested at a Guns N' Roses concert in New Jersey, including a woman accused of assaulting police, according to officials. 

The arrests occurred at Saturday night's show at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, officials said. Investigators say 30-year-old Kimberly Goodman was charged with aggravated assault against two state troopers, who received minor injuries. 


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