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Guns N' Roses reunion heads to Mexico NEW YORK: The long-in-the-making reunion of Guns N' Roses has gone international, with the hard rockers announcing a show in Mexico City.The band, performing for the first time in 23 years with the original lineup of Axl Rose and Slash, posted a video on its website giving an April 19 date for a concert at the Foro Sol stadium.The show will come halfway between the rockers' two performances at the Coachella festival, which takes place over back-to-back weekends in the California desert.After announcing the Coachella reunion, Guns N' Roses scheduled additional concerts for early April in Las Vegas.Guns N' Roses, marked by Rose's raw but soaring voice and Slash's intricate guitar, enjoyed extraordinary success with 1987 album "Appetite for Destruction," which remains the top-selling US debut ever.But tensions were never far from the surface and the band's classic lineup last played together in 1993 in Buenos Aires.The band, which has ...

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Philharmonic to fete New York from Dvorak to Woody Allen NEW YORK: The New York Philharmonic will celebrate its home city in the coming season with an exploration of Dvorak's "New World Symphony" and a live performance of music from Woody Allen's "Manhattan."The 2016-17 season announced Wednesday will be the last for music director Alan Gilbert, whose successor, the Dutch conductor Jaap van Zweden, was announced last week.The season will open September 21 with Dvorak's Symphony No. 9, written by the Czech composer based in ...

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Lady Gaga to lead Bowie tribute at Grammys LOS ANGELES: Lady Gaga will lead a tribute to late rock legend David Bowie at the Grammy Awards on February 15, organizers of the music industry's annual gala announced Tuesday.Gaga will perform "a multisensory testament to the icon's incredible artistry and a reflection of his limitless creativity," the Recording Academy said in a statement.The tribute will be directed by Nile Rodgers of Chic fame, a longtime friend of Bowie who produced his disco-infused 1983 album ...

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Adele objects as Trump plays song NEW YORK: Pop superstar Adele on Monday lodged objections as Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump played her music on the campaign trail.Trump, an apparent fan of Adele who was spotted at her concert in November in New York, has regularly played her hit "Rolling in the Deep" at his rallies. "Adele has not given permission for her music to be used for any political campaigning," a statement from the singer's spokesman said.Adele, whose blockbuster success ...

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Promoter that hoped to ride dance music wave goes bankrupt NEW YORK: SFX Entertainment, which hoped to ride the boom of electronic dance music to become a music industry giant, filed Monday for bankruptcy protection as it sought a fresh start.The company founded by music mogul Robert Sillerman announced a deal that would eliminate more than $300 million in debt.The company filed for bankruptcy protection at a federal court in the US state of Delaware. Subject to court approval, SFX Entertainment will receive up to ...