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  • A ‘Beverly Hills 90210′ Flashback With Jimmer from the Rave-Ups

    Craig Rosen at Yahoo Music15 hrs ago

    Jimmer Podrasky wrapped up his residency Wednesday night at Lucy's 51 in Toluca Lake, Calif. to promote his excellent return effort "The Would-Be Plans" by performing with the Rave-Ups. That's the same band he led back in the '80s when they landed a spot in "Pretty in Pink" and were inexplicably left off the soundtrack. Still, the Rave-Ups prevailed —at least for a while — landing a major-label contract with Epic Records and another high-profile gig, playing on the teen soap "Beverly Hills 90210."

    During the original show's decade-long run, a number of bands, ranging from the Flaming Lips and the Cramps to Color Me Badd and Maroon 5 predecessors Kara's Flowers, also appeared on the show.

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  • Lorde Comes Face to Face With Real-Life Inspiration for 'Royals'

    Craig Rosen at Yahoo Music22 hrs ago

    With its lyrics about "Cristal, Maybach, diamonds on your timepiece, jet planes, islands and tigers on a gold leash," it may surprise you to learn that Lorde's monster hit "Royals" wasn't inspired by P. Diddy or some other bling-loving rapper, but legendary baseball player George Brett.

    Now, after months of near-misses, Lorde, 17, and Brett, 60, have connected. The two finally met on Tuesday in Las Vegas, following Lorde's concert at the Cosmopolitan Hotel.

    Brett called the meeting "awesome" and described the Grammy winner as "such a sweet little girl." Speaking to TMZ, the baseball legend said he had a crash course in Lorde music before the meeting: "I actually downloaded her music off iTunes and listened to in on the plane ride to Vegas."

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  • Susanna Hoffs Gearing Up for Stagecoach, Shares Her Favorite Musical Memories

    Craig Rosen at Yahoo Music2 days ago

    We're in the middle of Coachella madness, with weekend one in the books and weekend two coming up. The following weekend, the very same Empire Polo Club in Indio, California will play host to the country-leaning Stagecoach Festival. Some may be surprised to find Bangles frontwoman Susanna Hoffs on the bill as a solo act. She'll be playing the Mustang Stage at 2 p.m. on April 27. In fact, just the other day, Hoffs posted on her Facebook page, "This is my kind of Manic Monday...rehearsal for Stagecoach officially starts today."

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  • Is Bon Jovi Going to Put in a Bid to Buy the Buffalo Bills Football Team?

    Jon Wiederhorn at Yahoo Music2 days ago

    The Buffalo Bills may soon have a new part-owner, one who is said to ride a steel horse. Yup, Jon Bon Jovi is going in with a group of Toronto investors to make a bid to purchase the football team, the Toronto Sun reported.

    "Jon remains passionate in his pursuit of an NFL franchise," his publicist wrote in an email to the paper.

    If Bon Jovi's bid is accepted, he may be wanted dead or alive by some of the locals, since he and his fellow financiers want to move the Bills from Buffalo — where they've been since 1960 — to Toronto.

    Even then, the investors would have to hold their horses since the Bills must remain in Buffalo until 2020, according to a contract signed by the late owner Ralph Wilson, Jr. Wilson's family issued a statement following the former owner’s death stating that a "process will be established" to sell the team.

    If they follow through, team Bon Jovi will be up against other bidders, including Donald Trump, who last week announced he would keep the Bills in Buffalo if his offer is accepted.

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