The Record with Ken Tomczak

Radiohead To Headline Coachella Festival

Radiohead, Beyonce and Kendrick Lamar will headline the 2017 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, set to take place April 14-16 and April 21-23 in Indio, CA. Radiohead will perform Friday, April 14 and 21. The full festival lineup can be found HERE. © Mark Milstein | Dreamstime.com
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The Kinks' Ray Davies Knighted By Queen Elizabeth

Ray Davies of The Kinks has been knighted for his service to the arts as part of Queen Elizabeth's annual New Year Honors List. It's the second UK honor bestowed upon Davies, who was initially awarded the CBE - Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire - by the Queen in 2004. In a...
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Rick Wakeman Won't Attend Yes' Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Induction

Keyboardist Rick Wakeman has confirmed he will not attend Yes' long-awaited induction into the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame, taking place April 7 in Brooklyn, NY. Wakeman says he would have been happier if the honor happened years ago, when co-founding bassist Chris Squire was still alive. Squire...
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Chicago and The Doobie Brothers Announce 2017 Co-Headlining Tour

Classic rock veterans Chicago and The Doobie Brothers will embark on a North American co-headlining tour, beginning June 7 in Concord, CA and wrapping up July 30 in Virginia Beach, CA. Fans can visit Chicago's website HERE for a full tour schedule. In other Chicago news, "Now More Than Ever: The...
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Foo Fighters, Tom Petty and Maroon 5 To Headline Bottlerock Festival

Foo Fighters, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers and Maroon 5 will headline the 2017 Bottlerock Festival, to be held May 26-28 in Napa Valley, CA. Other notable acts on the bill include Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Modest Mouse, Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals, The Roots and Live. Fans can...
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Vince Neil and Boy George Clash In "New Celebrity Apprentice" (Video)

Motley Crue frontman Vince Neil is among the celebrities competing on NBC's "The New Celebrity Apprentice," hosted by Arnold Schwarzenegger. In the clip below, Culture Club vocalist Boy George complains about Neil's excessive drinking in the studio while they are trying to write a song together. "...
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January 4 Is "The Day Of The Doors" In Los Angeles

January 4 will be proclaimed "The Day Of The Doors" in Los Angeles by L.A. City Councilmember Mike Bonin to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the legendary rock band. The event will take place at the intersection of Pacific and Windward Avenues, near the famous "Venice" sign. Original guitarist...
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Blondie's Debbie Harry To Launch Women's Clothing Line

Iconic Blondie frontwoman Debbie Harry is set to collaborate with artist Shepard Fairey to design a limited edition line for his fashion label, Obey. "I've been a Blondie fan my whole life and have collaborated with them in the past, which has been a dream come true. But working with Debbie on this...
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Ronnie James Dio Hologram To Tour In 2017

Ronnie James Dio passed away in 2010, but his music and likeness live on. After a hologram of the late metal singer joined triubte band Dio Disciples on stage at the 2016 Wacken Open Air Festival, there are now plans underway to take the Dio hologram on tour. Jeff Pezzuti, CEO of Eyellusion, the...
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Elton John Pays Tribute To George Michael In Las Vegas (Video)

Elton John paid tribute to his friend and pop star George Michael when he performed a version of their duet "Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me" during the first of a series of New Years concerts in Las Vegas. Michael died on Christmas Day at the age of 53. An emotional Elton received a standing...
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