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Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band brought Jon Stewart’s final episode of “The Daily Show” to an end on Thursday night with renditions of “Land of Hope and Dreams” (requested by the host) and “Born to Run”. Stewart has been host of the acclaimed satirical news show since 1999 and is a longtime admirer of Springsteen.
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A selection of Elvis Presley’s recordings have been reconstructed with the help of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra for the forthcoming album “If I Can Dream: Elvis Presley With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra”.
The album includes some of Elvis’ best known hits, including “Burning Love”, “Can’t Help Falling In Love” and “Love Me Tender”, as well as some great lesser known performances, such as “There’s Always Me” and the Neil Diamond-penned “And the Grass Won’t Pay No Mind”. There are also guest appearances from Michael Buble on “Fever”, operatic group Il Vivo on “It’s Now or Never” and guitar legend Duane Eddy on “An American Trilogy” and “Bridge Over Troubled Water”.
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The three surviving members of the Faces will reunite to play a charity gig in September. Forty years on from their split, Rod Stewart, Ronnie Wood and Kenney Jones will play a benefit for Prostate Cancer UK at Hurtwood Park Polo Club in Ewhurst, Surrey, on September 5th.
Rod Stewart broke the news on his website, saying:
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British singer and television star, Cilla Black, has sadly passed away aged 72. Cilla died on Saturday night at her home in Estepona, Spain while holidaying with one of her sons.
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Buddy Holly’s widow, Maria Elena Holly, has entrusted the U.S. publishing rights to Buddy’s songs to BMG.
Maria Elena Holly has welcomed the move, saying:
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