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Queen’s Brian May Talks About His Concern for Wild Animals Prior to Benefit Performance in South Africa

MTV Europe Music Awards 2011 - Show

In the section of his official Web site called Bri's Soapbox, Queen guitarist Brian May writes often about his deep concern for the world's wildlife.

On March 22, May took to the radio airwaves in South Africa to further explain his animal interests, as well as promote his upcoming performance as part of the Pride of Cape Town event for the Born Free animal foundation.

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Bad Company ‘Can’t Wait to Hit the Stage’ for First Tour of Mainland Europe Since 1975

Paul Rodgers
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Since 2008, the surviving members of the classic Bad Company lineup have occasionally regrouped to play shows in select parts of the world, such as the United States and Japan.

Mainland Europe was not part of Bad Co.'s itineraries — until this year. Starting June 9 in Sweden, singer Paul Rodgers, guitarist Mick Ralphs and drummer Simon Kirke will launch a brief tour of continental Europe, their first one there since 1975 (way back when the band's second album, 'Straight Shooter,' was released).

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Robert Plant Books First 2012 U.S. Show

Robert Plant
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Blues music has always been important to Robert Plant, and the same can be said of Clarksdale, Mississippi. Not only has Plant been there more than once to explore its deep blues history, he and fellow Led Zeppelin legend Jimmy Page honored the city by naming their 1998 joint studio effort 'Walking Into Clarksdale.'

Clarksdale is where Plant will be in August when he headlines the 25th anniversary edition of the Sunflower River Blues and Gospel Festival.

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New Rolling Stones Photo Book Chronicles Band’s 50-Year History

The Rolling Stones
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Mick Jagger recently said that the Rolling Stones have "lots of special things planned" to celebrate the band's 50th anniversary.

One of them will be a 352-page hardcover photo book, scheduled for a British release on July 12 — 50 years to the day after the Stones played their first-ever gig.

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Axl Rose Apologizes for 2002 Philadelphia No-Show

Axl Rose
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Is waiting almost 10 years to say you’re sorry a classic example of "too little, too late"? Not if you're Guns N' Roses frontman Axl Rose, who used his band's Feb. 27 show at Philadelphia's Electric Factory to belatedly apologize for blowing off a gig a decade ago at the city's First Union Center.

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U2′s Adam Clayton Seeking Millions in Misappropriated Funds Lawsuit

U2
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From early 2005 to late 2009, U2 grossed boatloads of money from their Vertigo Tour and every-bit-as-massive 360 Degree Tour.

At the same time, bassist Adam Clayton claims he was losing big bucks, too. Clayton says his personal assistant back then misappropriated $7.5 million of his hard-earned money, and now Clayton is suing all of the parties believed to be involved.

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Spectrum Road, A New Supergroup Featuring Cream’s Jack Bruce, Gears Up To Release Debut Album and Hit the Road

2011 NAMM Show - Day 2

Jack Bruce knows a thing or two about supergroups. In fact, you could argue that the singer/bassist was a member of rock's first supergroup, Cream, which also included guitarist Eric Clapton and drummer Ginger Baker.

Bruce's latest band, Spectrum Road, is also packed with star power, and the quartet will release its self-titled debut album June 5 on Palmetto Records.

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Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Jack of All Trades,’ Featuring Tom Morello, Hits the Web

Bruce Springsteen
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You can fill more than a few lunch pails with Bruce Springsteen songs about the thoughts and struggles of the workingman. Make some room next to the thermos for 'Jack of All Trades,' a moving new ballad from his upcoming album that's now being streamed on the Internet.

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Lemmy Kilmister Urges Motorhead Fans Not To Buy Band’s New Retrospective Collection

Megadeth "Gigantour" In Concert

Packaged in a skull with eyes that light up in red, the new 15-disc Motorhead collection certainly grabs your attention. So does the retail price — and that has prompted frontman Lemmy Kilmister to urge his fans to steer clear of the 'Complete Early Years Box Set,' now in stores.

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