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John Lennon was quite the ‘impertinent’ student

Records from John Lennon's school days suggest there may be more than a grain of autobiographical truth in "Getting Better," the Beatles song that includes the line "I used to get mad at my school, the teachers that taught me weren't cool."


Lionel Richie is heading to Vegas

The hitmaker is ready to go "all night long" in Las Vegas, launching a residency at Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino.


Nirvana song named ‘most iconic’ of all time

"Smells Like Teen Spirit," which catapulted the band to international fame, beat other hits like John Lennon's "Imagine," and Michael Jackson's "Thriller."

FILE- In this 1970 file photo, Jimi Hendrix performs on the Isle of Wight in England. "People, Hell & Angels," out Tuesday, will be the last album of Hendrix's unreleased studio material, according to Eddie Kramer, the engineer who recorded most of Hendrix's music during his brief but spectacular career. That ends a four-decade run of posthumous releases by an artist whose legacy remains as vital and vibrant now as it was at the time of his death.

Strange but true: Hendrix’s hair up for auction

The hair, which is still in "vintage very good condition," is expected to fetch at least $60,000.


Boston frontman’s lawsuit against former guitarist dismissed

Boston star Tom Scholz's trademark infringement lawsuit against the band's former guitarist Barry Goudreau has been dismissed by a Massachusetts judge.


Dave Grohl says Emmy organizers canceled Foo Fighters performance

The singer was due to attend the awards to compete for two prizes for the group's documentary series "Sonic Highways," but skipped the show and went straight to the afterparty.


WATCH: David Gilmour discusses new solo album, Pink Floyd

In his first in-depth interview for U.S. television, the former Pink Floyd guitarist opens up about his first album in nearly a decade.


Roger Daltrey’s health brings The Who tour to a halt

The singer has forced The Who to make a pit stop — before its road tour begins.


The Rolling Stones are ready to record

The Rolling Stones plan to record a new album next year, the band's 25th U.S. studio set and its first in more than a decade, lead guitarist Keith Richards says.


Lionel Richie to launch Las Vegas residency next year

The singer announced that he will launch a residency called "Lionel Richie — All the Hits" on April 27 at The AXIS at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino.


Keith Richards’ drug-fueled Bentley sells for $1.2M

The Rolling Stones wildman bought the car in 1965 as the band's career took off, and says it carried him on "many an acid-fueled journey."


Janis Joplin’s psychedelic Porsche to hit the auction block

Janis Joplin may have famously pleaded for a Mercedes-Benz in her 1970 a cappella song but her car of choice was a psychedelic Porsche that now is going to be sold at auction.


Aretha Franklin to welcome the Pope to America

The soul singer will be among those performing during the visit of Pope Francis to Philadelphia later this month.


Iron Maiden heading to China as part of World Tour

The band will perform in China for the first time after announcing details of their 2016 Book of Souls world tour.


REO Speedwagon star Gary Richrath dead at 65

Richrath played with the band from 1970 until 1989 and wrote their U.S. Billboard top five hit "Take It On The Run."


Whitney Houston hologram show in the works

The superstar, who died in 2012, will become the latest big name to return to the stage in digital form, thanks to cutting-edge new technology.


Ringo Starr auction to feature 800 items

Over 800 items owned by Ringo Starr and his wife, Barbara Bach, including a three-piece drum kit he used in over 200 performances and recordings, will be auctioned later this year.


Aretha Franklin expands legal fight against ‘Amazing Grace’

The legendary soul singer wants a judge to block the release of the documentary, which contains footage shot in 1972.

FILE- This is a 1967 handout image from Parlophone of The British group, The Beatles,. From left, are: Ringo Starr, John Lennon, Paul McCartney; and George Harrison. The woman who as a child was the basis for the Beatles song "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" is gravely ill. It was thought by many at the time that the psychedelic song from Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Heart Club Band was a paean to LSD because of the initials in the title, but it was actually based on a drawing that John Lennon's young son Julian brought home from school. He told his father the drawing was of Lucy in the sky with diamonds. Lucy Vodden, now living in Surrey just outside of London _ drifted apart after schoolyard days, but they have gotten back in touch as Lennon has tried to help Vodden cope with Lupus, a life-threatening disease.

Beatles TV show in the works

A TV show about the Fab Four and their label, Apple Records, is in development.


Ringo Starr urges Paul McCartney to dig out old Beatles pics

The drummer is preparing to re-release his Fab Four photo book, "Photograph," later this month.

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