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Joan Jett attends a screening of Lifetime's "Big Driver" on Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014, in New York.

Joan Jett to open for The Who’s 50th anniversary tour

Joan Jett & The Blackhearts will open for The Who when they embark on the next leg of their 50th anniversary tour in 2015.

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Superstar singer, songwriter, dancer, and actor Usher Raymond performs in concert on The UR Experience Tour at Philips Arena on December 9, 2014, in Atlanta.

Usher will skip cash giveaway during U.K. shows

Usher will abandon his onstage trick of handing out cash to audience members when he takes his latest tour to the U.K. because of safety concerns.

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Noel Gallagher and Anais Gallagher at Arthur - UK film premiere held at the O2 Arena - Arrivals.
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Noel Gallagher embarrassed daughter in front of Harry Styles

Noel Gallagher left his teenage daughter mortified by embarrassing her in front of One Direction heart-throb Harry Styles.

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Singer Donny Osmond performs in Bryant Park on ABC's "Good Morning America" show on Friday, August 15, 2008, in New York.

Donny Osmond predicts end is near for One Direction

Donny Osmond predicts One Direction will split up in 2016 and Harry Styles will launch a successful solo career.

"Woman of the Year" honoree Taylor Swift attends the 2014 Billboard Women In Music Luncheon at Cipriani Wall Street on Friday, Dec. 12, 2014, in New York.

Taylor Swift and J. Cole rule Billboard charts

Taylor Swift is celebrating her longest reign at the top of the U.S. pop chart after Blank Space racked up a fifth week at number one.

Gene Simmons speaks onstage during the "4th and Loud" portion of the AMC 2014 Summer TCA on Friday, July 11, 2014, in Beverly Hills, Calif.

Gene Simmons credits mother for drug-free life

The Kiss frontman insists he has never been drunk or gotten high because he always worried about his mom's reaction.

Calvin Harris receives the 'songwriter of the year' Ivor Novello Award at the 58th Ivor Novello awards at the Grosvenor House in London on Thursday, May 16, 2013.

Calvin Harris is new Emporio Armani spokesmodel

Calvin Harris has followed in the footsteps of Rihanna as the new face of Emporio Armani.

In this photo provided by the Las Vegas News Bureau, Stevie Wonder performs “Songs in the Key of Life” tour Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014, in Las Vegas.

Stevie Wonder welcomes ninth child

Stevie Wonder and his partner Tomeeka Robyn Bracy have welcomed a daughter called Nia.

T.I. attends ASCAP Presents The 2014 Grammy Nominee Brunch, at the SLS Hotel at Beverly Hills on Saturday, January 25, 2014 in Beverly Hills, Calif.

The Game, T.I. to judge new rap reality show

The Game, T.I. and Rza are searching for the next big rap star in a reality TV contest.

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Green Day, Joan Jett, Lou Reed named Rock Hall inductees

The musicians beat other nominees including The Smiths, N.W.A., and Sting.

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John Lennon’s killer wants forgiveness from Yoko Ono

Mark Chapman wants the Beatles legend's widow to forgive him for the 1980 slaying.

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Elton John to marry longtime partner

Sir Elton John is reportedly set to marry David Furnish after more than 18 years as a couple.

Sir Paul McCartney performs with his band during the "Out There" Tour at the Times Union Center on Saturday, July 5, 2014, in Albany, N.Y.

Paul McCartney recorded video game music for grandkids

The Beatles star agreed to record music for "Destiny" to get his gamer grandchildren to listen to his songs.

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Bieber, Katy Perry top Twitter’s year-end list

Twitter users like to talk about Justin Bieber but read what Katy Perry is saying.

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Dr. Dre made bank in 2014

The rapper-turned-mogul is the highest-paid musician of the year, earning a whopping $620 million.

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Taylor Swift retains top spot on Billboard chart

The singer continued her reign at the top, with AC/DC and Mary J. Blige among the top 10 records this week.

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Women dominate YouTube music videos in 2014

Of the top 10 music videos on YouTube in the past year, eight were songs by women.

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U2 top the 2014 albums list

Miranda Lambert, Beyoncé, and Bruce Springsteen are also ranked among the year's best.

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Michael Bublé invites singing taxi driver on stage

The singer thrilled a cabbie who is known for serenading his passengers with the star's hits.

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Green Day guitarist battling cancer

Jason White has been diagnosed with a form of tonsil cancer that is treatable, the rock group says.

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Thursday’s Sports Minute

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Here's a look at some of the big sports stories making headlines today, Thursday, Dec. 18.

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Ray Rice investigation heating up

Former Baltimore Ravens NFL running back Ray Rice and his wife Janay arrive for a hearing at a New York City office building November 5, 2014.

Hundreds of NFL employees gave records to investigators looking into how Commissioner Roger Goodell handled evidence in the Ray Rice case.

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We’re living 6 years longer

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Fewer people are dying from cancer and heart disease in rich countries and there's a better survival rate in poor countries from tuberculosis and malaria.

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49ers release McDonald amid sex assault investigation

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San Francisco released defensive tackle Ray McDonald after he was named a suspect in a sexual assault case.

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Judge rebuffs NCAA concussion settlement

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A judge has halted a $75-million settlement that aimed to end a massive class-action lawsuit.