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MTV Europe Music Awards 2011 - Show

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

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

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
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Robert Plant Books First 2012 U.S. Show

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

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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U2’s Adam Clayton Seeking Millions in Misappropriated Funds Lawsuit

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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2011 NAMM Show - Day 2

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

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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