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Taylor Swift, Prince William Rock Out with Bon Jovi

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Taylor Swift, Bon Jovi, and Prince William

Is Prince William our next big rock star? A video documenting the royal's trio act with Taylor Swift and Bon Jovi (seen after the jump!) performing "Livin' on a Prayer" might convince you if you're actually having a hard time imagining it.

Swift and Bon Jovi were present at the UK's Winter Whites Gala held at Kensington Palace for a fundraiser in aid of the Centerpoint charity. Although Swift performed a song about palaces and princes in a palace with a prince - "Love Story" - folks in attendance were in for a huge surprise when Bon Jovi took the stage, encouraging the British royals' newest father to join him on stage. At first hesitant, Prince William hinted that he'd only agree if Swift would join in - to which she easily obliged (who wouldn't get the opportunity to sing alongside a real-life prince and a living musical legend?).

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‘Forbes’ Names Madonna Highest-Paid Musician

MadonnaMadonna has topped Forbes' list of highest-paid musicians.

The 55-year-old singer is still the queen of pop according to the magazine, earning $125 million from June 2012 to May 2013 thanks to her sell-out MDMA Tour, miles ahead of her nearest rival Lady Gaga, who raked in $80 million. Rockers Bon Jovi and country singer Toby Keith were next, with Coldplay coming in fifth place.

Despite lackluster sales of her latest album, Madonna made her fortune from fans paying $100 a ticket to see her tour - which grossed $305 million - as well as from merchandise sales, a clothing line, fragrance and investments in companies like Vita Coco. This comes as little surprise, since Madonna had already been crowned the world's highest-earning celebrity by Forbes in August, with filmmaker Steven Spielberg, author E.L. James, radio personality Howard Stern and X Factor boss Simon Cowell rounding out the top five.

However, the magazine estimates Lady Gaga could easily top the highest-paid musicians list next year because her current earnings were affected by her hip injury, which forced her to cut her Born This Way Ball tour short. Had she completed the tour, she could potentially have made $200 million.

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Bon Jovi Adds New Dates to Tour

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Bon JoviBon Jovi have added new dates to their world tour.

The rockers have extended their Because We Can gigs in the US and Canada due to popular demand, and will be returning to Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Dallas, Toronto and Montreal in the autumn as well as visiting some brand new cities. The summer tour begins on July 12 in Chicago, culminating on July 27 in Rutherford, New Jersey.

The "Livin' On A Prayer" chart-toppers will take a well-earned break before hitting the road again, performing in Vancouver on October 2 and wrapping things up on November 8 in Montreal.

The band seem to be coping well despite the shock departure of guitarist Richie Sambora last month, who bowed out of their tour after failing to perform at a date in Calgary, Canada. Frontman Jon Bon Jovi incurred Richie's wrath when he appeared to reference Richie's last rehab stint for alcohol abuse in 2011, when he missed 13 shows, as the reason for his departure. The guitarist hit back, asking Jon to "stop with the trash talking."

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Jon Bon Jovi Denies Richie Sambora Feud

Jon Bon Jovi and Richie SamboraRichie Sambora didn't quit Bon Jovi's Because We Can tour over money.

Singer Jon Bon Jovi insists the guitarist - who suddenly left the band ahead of a show in Calgary, Canada on April 2 - hasn't fallen out with him over finances, as suggested by some sources. "I think Richie's doing all right, I haven't spoken to him. We were surprised. It was 3:30pm on show day on Tuesday and we got a phone call that he wouldn't be there. It's a personal matter. Don't believe what you read on [website] TMZ because it's the furthest thing from the truth," a source said.

Richie - who has been replaced by Phil X for the remainder of the US leg of the tour - missed some of Bon Jovi's tour dates in 2011 after he checked into rehab for alcohol issues, but sources insist he is currently still sober.

Jon also discussed the band's What About Now album, saying his main inspiration was rock 'n' roll legends The Rolling Stones: "It's a wide array. I just downloaded [David] Bowie's record to listen to that. I just bought a Bruno Mars record before that. Influences? [Tom] Waits. [Leonard] Cohen. They're huge lyrical influences. For rock bands, I look to the Stones, who at least show me where the bar is so you know how far and how high I gotta jump."

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Bon Jovi Announces New Album

Bon JoviBon Jovi have announced their new album, What About Now.

The legendary "Livin' On a Prayer" group are set to return with their twelfth album in March, preceded by a new single, "Because We Can," which is available on iTunes from today. The album will also feature the track "Not Running Anymore," which is used in the soundtrack of new movie Stand Up Guys and has been nominated for Best Original Song at this year's Golden Globe Awards.

The band are also on tour from February in support of the album, starting in the US before coming to Europe later in the summer.

Lead singer Jon Bon Jovi, 50, recently said the key to the band's longevity has been their work ethic: "The secret of our success is hard work, good luck and being true, and we never disappoint live, so that people will come back. They know they'll get their money's worth. We won't play for 40 minutes then throw a tantrum. We're lucky we've got people at our shows from all generations, we've got kids to teenagers to people in their 60s! That's what I always hoped to do, like the Rolling Stones."

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Paul McCartney’s Nirvana Reunion at Sandy Concert

Paul McCartney with Nirvana's Dave Grohl

Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen and Jon Bon Jovi performed at the 12.12.12 concert in New York last night. The Beatles guitarist fronted a Nirvana reunion as he brought surviving members, drummer Dave Grohl, bassist Krist Novoselic and touring guitarist Pat Smear - who were with singer Kurt Cobain until his suicide in 1994 - on stage halfway through his set at Madison Square Garden.

Before introducing the group at the Concert for Sandy Relief - which raised money for people in the Caribbean and US who were struck by Hurricane Sandy in October - he said, "The penny finally dropped that I was in the middle of a Nirvana reunion."

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Green Day Slams Bon Jovi

Green Day Bon Jovi

Billie Joe Armstrong has branded Bon Jovi the "worst" ever band to play with.

The Green Day frontman is unimpressed with the rock icons' talent and says the "Livin' On A Prayer" hitmakers are the worst group he has ever performed alongside. Speaking about his all-time favorite band to have shared the stage with, Billie Joe told Kerrang! magazine, "The best is probably The Hives ... They're a great live band." But when asked about his least favorite, the 40-year-old rocker revealed, "Oh boy, I have to go with Bon Jovi."

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Mix Tape: More Money for Eminem, More Football for Faith Hill

Faith Hill on Sunday Night Football-Eminem’s publishing company is owed money by Universal Music Group, according to the U.S. Court of Appeals. It was ruled that UMG needs to pay royalties for iTunes purchases and ringtone sales.

-Musical performers will help kick off the official start of football season. On September 9, Taylor Swift and the Dave Matthews Band will perform in New Orleans prior to the Minnesota Vikings/New Orleans Saints game. The pregame show will air on NBC and the NFL Network.

-Speaking of football, a familiar voice will sing us into the Sunday evening battles. Country star Faith Hill has been chosen to once again perform the “Waiting All Day for Sunday Night” theme song. Faith has had that gig since 2007.

-The boys of New Jersey may soon take over Las Vegas. Bon Jovi is reportedly “excited” by a multimillion-dollar offer to take up residency at one of the area hotels.

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VIDEO: Tour Continues Despite Jon Bon Jovi Injury

It may take a little bad medicine, but an injured plans to keep entertaining fans across the country.

Friday night in New Jersey, the 48-year-old somehow managed to tear a calf muscle - ouch! - toward the end of a concert in New Meadowlands Stadium. Despite the obvious pain (he can be seen limping on the stage), the professional vowed to stay on stage until the end.

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VIDEO: American Idols Deliver Flat Performance on GMA

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Let’s face it - this would have been an embarrassing performance even if Lady Gaga hadn’t been performing in the exact same city…at the exact same time.

Although a record crowd got to see a dynamic performance from the “Bad Romance” singer courtesy of the Today show, fans of were dished an out-of-tune spectacle during Good Morning America‘s event Friday morning.

If you were secretly hoping that the group’s cover of Kelly Clarkson’s “My Life Would Suck Without You” would sound better live than it does in rehearsal, you’ll be sadly disappointed by this clip. Making it worse? The version of Bon Jovi’s “It’s My Life” they added to it.

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