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On The Red Carpet At 'American Idol' Season 13 Finale [Pictures]

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Caleb Johnson has been crowned the winner of American Idol Season 13! The 23-year-old was pitted against 17-year-old Jena Irene but was successful in his efforts on Wednesday (21st May). 

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Caleb Johnson won American Idol season 13.

As USA Today reports, this is the third time Johnson auditioned for American Idol but the first time he got past the audition rounds. Yet third time's a charm and Johnson has proven critics wrong by winning the 13th season of American Idol

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A Week In News: Peaches Passes, 'Captain America' Crushes Competition, Rockers Roll Into The History Books

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"#RIPPeaches": So went the hashtag that thousands of Twitter users used to pay tribute to the late Peaches Geldof, who was found dead in her Kent home on Monday with her baby son playing nearby. It's still not known how the 25 year-old mother-of-two suddenly passed away but her distraught family, including father Bob Geldof, have been given the body to plan a funeral whilst the toxicology test results come back. The Boomtown Rats star also lead the tributes to his "beautiful" daughter - read herePeaches Geldof: 1989 - 2014.

Farewell Mickey Rooney: Screen legend and former child star Mickey Rooney passed away last Sunday at home in California after a long illness. Known for his unforgettable roles in Night at the Museum, Breakfast at Tiffany's and National Velvet, the 93 year-old was still making plans to appear in more movies and lived up to his positive "Don't retire - inspire" mantra. An ugly dispute over Rooney's burial and will has erupted since the death but will hopefully soon be calmed so that Hollywood can honour one of its most prolific figures. Read our obituary hereMickey Rooney: 1920 - 2014.

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Kiss And (Almost) Make Up At Nirvana Hall Of Fame Induction

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Thursday’a Rock’n’Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony was an emotional event in more ways than one. Not only was the late Kurt Cobain inducted into the hall of fame (with former bandmates Dave Grohl and Chris Novoselik present), but the members of Kiss, all four of them, found it an appropriate time to finally kiss and make up, pun intended.

The induction aptly coincided with the 20th anniversary of Cobain's death.

According to the NY Daily News, it was Gene Simmons, who initiated the touching moment during his speech. “I’m just here to say a few kind words about the four knuckleheads who made this,” said Gene Simmons, as the three others looked on, happily. At least it seemed so at the time. You’d think the feud between Simmons and Paul Stanley, and the other original players, Ace Frehley and Peter Kriss would end there, right? Wrong. It was a nice first step, but the band still didn’t perform together, which means there’s probably some more making up to do.

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Kiss' Paul Stanley Unleashes His Wrath In Scathingly Raw New Memoir

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Paul Stanley, frontman of the glam rock outfit Kiss, has released a new memoir in which he details some of the more private aspects of his life and reflects upon his career fronting one of the world's biggest bands. From fairly humble beginnings and with a little hard work, Kiss became one of the highest selling rock n' roll acts of all time, with more than 100 million records sold worldwide.

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Paul Stanley Releases Memoir, 'Face The Music: A Life Exposed.'

Life hasn't always been plain sailing for Stanley, 62, who is also known by his stage name The Starchild, owing to the black star he paints over his right eye. Born in Manhattan and raised in Queens, the child afflicted with microtia, a facial deformity which prevented his right ear from forming properly and left him deaf on the right side, didn't have an easy ride at the hands of his peers.

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Nirvana, KISS And Peter Gabriel Among This Year's Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Inductees

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The inductees for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame's class of 2014 have been chosen, with Nirvana, Kiss, Peter Gabriel, Hall And Oates, Cat Stevens and Linda Ronstadt all being honoured in the latest induction. As well as these, the E Street Band will be presented with the Award for Musical Excellence at the ceremony, with Beatles manager Brian Epstein and original Rolling Stones manager Andrew Loog Oldham also being honoured as non-performers.

Nirvana have been honoured at the first time of asking

For Nirvana, their induction comes at the first time of asking, with the band only becoming eligible for induction this year. According to the rules of the Hall of Fame, an artist only becomes eligible for recognition 25 years after the release of their first album or single. For Nirvana, their first single came in 1988 with the release of 'Love Buzz,' with their induction coming as "no surprise" to Rock and Roll Hall of Fame President and CEO Joel Peresman or many other people for that matter.

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Nirvana, KISS & Deep Purple Emerge As Early Favourites For Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Induction

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The Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame will induct it's class of 2014 in April next year and earlier this week the nominees for the coveted place among rock's elite was announced to the public. For only the second time, the ballot for the inductees will be made available for public voting, and already there are some stand out favourites that look as though they have a good chance of being among the next hall of famers.

Nirvana are already the early favourites to be inducted

The early favourites, according to the public voting poll, are currently Nirvana, Kiss, Deep Purple and Yes, all of whom have over 10% of the current votes. Nirvana, who make their debut on the nominees list, currently stand as the out right favourites for induction, with the R&RHoF policy only permitting artist who have existed for a quarter of a century or longer as eligible for nomination. Their cover of Shocking Blue's 'Love Buzz' was released as their first single in 1988, which means they are finally able to be taken into consideration.

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Nivanna, Kiss And LL Cool J Show Diverse Class Of 2014 Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Nominees

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The Rock & Roll hall of fame class of 2014 nominees have been announced. The list is very diverse, full of different acts from multiple music genres. For the second year running fans, as well as histories, artist and music industry personnel can vote for who they want to see inducted into the hall of fame.

Nirvana are favourites to be inducted to the 2014 hallf of fame

To be eligible for this year's class acts must have released an album or single in the year of 1988 or earlier.

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Video - Paul Stanley Drops The Rock Star Act For Family Day Out

Rock singer and guitarist Paul Stanley, aka Starchild, was spotted at a Beverley Hills toy store with his family over the Easter weekend, treating his kids to a non-chocolate treat over the festive period. The Kiss front man trails around the shop and eventually stops to pose for a few photos at the toyshop entrance.

Here the rock legend is seen with his wife Erin Sutton and the eldest of their three children; Colin Michael, 6 and Sarah Briana, 3. The pair had their third child, Emily Grace, in August of last year

Video - Members Of Kiss Arrive To ACMA In Style

Old school rockers Kiss turned up to the recent 47th annual Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas in true rock and roll style. They left behind the conventional stretch limo in favour of the back of a monster truck making sure that the spotlight was firmly on themselves rather than any of the other entertainers at the event.

Wearing their classic full make up ensemble the group later posed for photos on the red carpet. They had been invited to the event to present the award for 'Vocal Group Of The Year' but if planners were expecting the group to drop the make up and studs for a ten-gallon hat and spurs they were gravely mistaken

Video - Paul Stanley Looking Cheerful In Beverly Hills

Paul Stanley from Kiss out and about in Beverly Hills. He greets the photographers before he crosses the road and talks to them before heading to his destination.

Paul is perhaps best known for being the lead singer and rhythm guitarist in the rock band KISS. To date, the band - who formed in 1973 - have 28 Gold albums and have sold more than 100 million albums worldwide. The band have also made regular appearances as themselves, both together and seperately, in the animated comedy Family Guy

Kiss Guitarist Denies Animal Abuse Claims


Vinnie Vincent, formerly of legendary rock band 'Kiss', has explained himself regarding the arrest he received for aggravated assault in May, 2011. His address came with the intention of shutting down the rumours that police allegedly found dead animals strewn all over his home when answering the 911 call his wife made.

Related: When Slow Club Met Kiss (Sort Of)

Vincent John Cusano played guitar for the band, and was arrested on 22nd May, 2011. His official statement criticises the police for their "irresponsible reporting" and his depiction in the coverage of the event. According to police reports, officers investigating the Tennessee home of the Cusanos uncovered four dead dogs stored within plastic containers. This led to an investigation from animal cruelty officials.

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