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Phil Collins Still Upset About Paul McCartney Encounter

Phil Collins made news this week with the announcement of his comeback tour but during an interview to promote the shows he revealed an old slight from Paul McCartney that he appears to still be upset about.
"I met him when I was working at the Buckingham Palace party back in 2002. McCartney came up with Heather Mills," Collins tells The Sunday Times (via Radio.com).

"I had a first edition of The Beatles by Hunter Davies, and I said, 'Hey Paul, do you mind signing this for me?' And he said, 'Oh Heather, our little Phil's a bit of a Beatles fan.' And I thought, 'You f--, you f--.' Never forgot it."

The former Genesis drummer and singer continues, "McCartney was one of my heroes. But he has this thing when he's talking to you, he makes you feel [like], 'I know this must be hard for you, because I'm a Beatle. I'm Paul McCartney and it must be very hard for you to actually be holding a conversation with me.'" .

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KISS Star Reveals Awkward Steven Adler Moment

(Classic Rock) Kiss drummer Eric Singer has recalled the "awkward moment" when he came third in a drumming contest - while future Guns N' Roses sticksman Steven Adler didn't reach the final.

And he's used the memory to demonstrate how life can be unpredictable. Neither of them were established musicians when they entered the Los Angeles competition in 1984, hosted by veteran drummer Carmine Appice.

Singer tells MusicRadar: "It was a radio station. You sent in a tape and from that they picked 50 people, 15 girls and 35 guys. They had you play in a parking lot - out of that they picked the finalists. Steven Adler didn't get picked for the finals. I remember he was upset.

"His mother went up to Carmine Appice, 'How come my son Steven didn't get picked?' I was standing right on the sidewalk next to him, while his mother was asking Carmine. It had to be an awkward moment."

He continues: "The funny thing was, three years later he's in the biggest band in the world - so you never know how things are going to turn out. I made the finals. I didn't win, I took third place." here.

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Garth Brooks Makes His Music Available For Streaming

Some Garth Brooks fans will now be able to stream the county music megastar's music for the very first time as he has announced that he has inked an exclusive deal with Amazon Music.

Brooks had this to say, "It is a joy to work with a company that is all about the customer when it comes to service, and all about the music and its creators when it comes to the music. I applaud Amazon on their commitment to quality and thank them for this opportunity."

Amazon Music VP Steve Boom adds, "This is a landmark moment for both Amazon Music and Garth Brooks. [He] is a legendary country music superstar who continues to shatter industry records and amaze fans three decades into his career. We are honored to make his music available for streaming for the first time ever, exclusively on Amazon Music." Check out his hits collection on Amazon music here.

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Bruno Mars To Open The American Music Awards

Bruno Mars has been tapped to be the opening performer for the 2016 American Music Awards it was announced by the ABC television network and show producers dick clark productions.

Mars will be taking the AMA stage for the very first time at the annual event, which is billed by organizers as "world's biggest fan voted" music awards shows.

The show will be broadcast live on Sunday, November 20 at 8:00pm ET on ABC from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Read more More.

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Prince Siblings Want Potential Heir's Claims Denied

(Radio.com) Prince's siblings have asked a judge not to name Brianna and Victoria Nelson as heirs to the late musician's estate. The pair, which claim to be Prince's niece and grandniece, were among six possible heirs left after a judge threw out 30 other claims to Prince's estate in July.

Since the late pop star left no will, Carver County District Judge Kevin Eide has taken on the role of sorting out Prince's estate, reports Rolling Stone. Judge Eide has ruled that the Nelsons had presented enough of a case to be considered heirs and did not have to undergo genetic testing.

But Prince's siblings claim that there's no genetic connection to tie Brianna and Victoria to Prince and also insist the relationship has no merit under Minnesota law. They argue that a parent-child relationship must be validated through genetics, adoption, assisted reproduction or an established presumption of parentage laws.

Brianna and Victoria have not claimed a genetic connection to Prince, but instead claim their relationship to him through Duane Nelson, Sr., who died in 2011 and was supposedly Prince's half-brother. According to the women, both Prince and his biological father considered Duane a son and brother. Read more here.

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New 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Inspired By The Ramones?

(Radio.com) By now, fans know that Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn is a huge music fan: '70s music via a mix tape that Star Lord (Chris Pratt) listened to on a figured heavily into the first film and the soundtrack topped the Billboard album charts and has been certified platinum.

The sequel, which in mix tape style will be titled Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 , is set to be released next year, and Gunn has just posted the film's first poster.

Some fans have noted that it has more than a passing similarity to the cover of the Ramones' third album, 1977's Rocket to Russia. One fan on Gunn's Facebook page posted an image of the Ramones' album, commenting, "Emphasis on the Rocket here," to which Gunn replied, "Precisely." Read more and look at both images here.

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Jay Z Doing Pop-Up For 'Reasonable Doubt' 20th Anniversary

(Radio.com) This year, Jay Z's seminal album Reasonable Doubt celebrates its 20th anniversary, and a pop-up shop in Manhattan will commemorate the occasion.

The exhibition and retail project is called Roc96 and will open at 347 West Broadway from October 20 to 24. Fans can peruse a true-to-life replica of the Studio B Control Room, where Reasonable Doubt was recorded in sessions with DJ Premier.

The pop-up shop will require tickets for admission, but tickets will go towards store credit: $50 or $100. This provides attendees with some credit to spend on t-shirts, turntables, duffle bags, headphones and more, all bearing the Reasonable Doubt 20th Anniversary logo. Read more here.

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Taylor Swift Shares Grand Prix Rehearsals

(Radio.com) Taylor Swift has always maintained regular communication with her fans. Now is no exception. As she prepared for her only concert of 2016, the pop star offered a sneak peek of her rehearsals.

Judging from the clips she has posted, it looks like Swift will perform a mix of original hits and more recent work when she hits the stage this Saturday night (Oct. 22) at the Formula One United States Grand Prix in Austin, Texas.

There's no evidence that Swift will debut any new music at the concert. But between the show being her only performance of the year and the tenth anniversary of her self-titled debut album on Monday (Oct. 24), there's plenty for Swifties to be excited about. See her post here.

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Justin Bieber Confronts 'Obnoxious' Fans

(Radio.com) During a show in Birmingham, England, Justin Bieber was visibly exasperated when fans' screams drowned out a story he was trying to tell. The singer paused his show to plead with the crowd to quiet down.

"Can you guys do me a favor? Can you guys just relax for about two seconds?" he asked. 'I get it, I get it, but I'm like two feet away from you. And I can hear you. I appreciate all the love, it's amazing. But can you show it in a different way? Screaming is just so obnoxious."

The Purpose World Tour wraps up at the end of November, so Bieber has just a month and some change left to practice patience with his fans. His U.K. leg has already included a strange privacy violation, so who can blame him for being a little frustrated? Watch the gentle confrontation here.

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Dave Navarro 'Super Excited' About Rock Hall Nomination

(hennemusic) Jane's Addiction guitarist Dave Navarro says he is thrilled the band has been nominated for entry into the 2017 Rock And Roll Hall of Fame, but he is cautious to get ahead of things before inductees are announced later this year.

"We're super excited, but it's hard to talk about because it's a nomination. The jury's still out," Navarro tells Billboard. "Of course it's very much an honor and we'd love to be in the Hall, but we don't want to jinx it. We're a three-time Grammy-nominated band that has never won the Grammy, and here we are now with another nomination. It's hard to pull the trigger of excitement just yet, but we're secretly psyched to be nominated."

The Rock Hall named Jane's Addiction as 2017 nominees Tuesday alongside 18 other acts, including many who are influences or contemporaries of the Los Angeles band who formed in 1985.

"The company we're in, it's pretty spectacular," raves Navarro. "They're all bands that I either grew up with or grew up listening to. So it's a pretty big deal for me to see the MC5, the Cars, Journey, Pearl Jam and Jane's Addiction all being mentioned. It's pretty surreal.

"And ELO, I think that's a slam-dunk. I don't think they should even bother nominating ELO, they should just be in and let everyone figure out who else gets in. So it's all pretty hard to digest, to be honest with you. To be considered one of those bands just makes me want to cry." Read more here.

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X Japan Star Jams With Golden Bomber

(Metal Hammer) X Japan mainman Yoshiki guested with Golden Bomber at the Japan Visual Summit 2016 this past weekend. Yoshiki played drums with Golden Bomber as they performed their hit May May She Kutay, which translates as "effeminate guy."

Golden Bomber singer Sho tells TeamRock: "Yoshiki came up to us, like, 'Well, I think I can play drums with you,' and we said, 'Oh my god - whatever you want. We are going to do whatever you want.'

"Of course Yoshiki is a legend, and we accept everything he says. It was like a dream come true, and of course the audience are really excited, but we're the ones who are most excited - we're like kids in a candy store."

A video showing Yoshiki onstage with Golden Bomber can be viewed here.

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Steel Panther Vs. Papa Roach Feud Ended With New Video

(TeamRock) Steel Panther say having Papa Roach drummer Tony Palermo in their new video for She's Tight has ended the "beef" between the two bands. Palermo is one of a string of guest stars to appear in the video for the Cheap Trick cover, which is the lead single for Steel Panther's upcoming fourth album Lower The Bar, due for release via Kobalt Label Services on February 24 next year.

The video also includes a cameo from Cheap Trick's Robin Zander, as well as appearances from Paris Michael Jackson and Bobbie Brown. Papa Roach were one of the bands targeted by Steel Panther in their 2009 single Death To All But Metal, in which frontman Michael Starr sings: "Death to Papa Roach, Blink-182 - all those f***ing pussies sound like doggy doo."

Now the singer jokes that the beef has been squashed. Starr tells the Mick James Rock Show: "Both camps got together and signed a truce. A lot of people don't know about this and I don't talk about it...until now.

"But we've had some beefs. They were running some of the streets that are our streets now. We had a pow wow and everything's cool now. Everyone knows their place. There's no competition between roaches and panthers." watch the video here.

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