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The Band

Burt Bacharach, Cab Calloway, others to get special Grammy honors

Burt Bacharach, The Band and Cab Calloway are among the artists who will receive The Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award as part of next year's 50th Annual Grammy Awards.

Briefly: Kelly Clarkson, Brian McKnight, The Band, Stephen Bruton

Kelly Clarkston has postponed two concerts due to the severe weather conditions caused by Hurricane Dennis.

Briefly: Elton John, Pete Townshend, Ricky Martin, The Band, Montgomery Gentry

The Associated Press reported that Elton John walked out on a concert at the Estoril Casino in Lisbon, Portugal, on Wednesday (9/13). Though sold out, the theater was only half-full thirty minutes before showtime, and a casino spokesman speculated that that's why John left. John reportedly didn't give a reason for leaving.

Briefly: Dr. Dre, The Band, Mandy Moore, Montgomery Gentry, 98 Degrees, Sting

Dr. Dre has made good on a threat to file a federal lawsuit against the city of Detroit following a dispute over a five-minute video that typically opens Dre's "Up In Smoke" tour. The rapper's suit, filed on Friday (6/14) alleges that Dre's civil rights were violated when authorities allegedly threatened to shut down a July 6 concert at the Detroit-owned Joe Louis Arena if the video was shown. The $25 million suit names the city of Detroit, two police officials and the Mayor's press secretary.

Rick Danko Found Dead In His Upstate N.Y. Home

Rick Danko, bass player for The Band, was found dead in his Marbletown, N.Y., home this morning (12/10). His death came a day after his 56th birthday.