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JAGGER BACK IN L.A., SEEKS PRIVACY WHILE PLANNING SCOTT’S FUNERAL

A representative for Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger has confirmed the singer has returned to the United States from Australia and is currently in Los Angeles with family and friends where he’ll begin planning the funeral for his longtime girlfriend L’Wren Scott. A statement released Thursday by Jagger’s spokesperson reads: “Mick Jagger has arrived in Los Angeles in order to be with members of his family. He will join his daughter Karis, an L.A. resident, and daughters Elisabeth and Georgia May, who are also with him for support. Later today Jade Jagger and son James will also join him whilst he makes arrangements for L’Wren Scott’s funeral. Privacy for him and his family during this very difficult time is requested.”

SCOTT’S BROTHER-IN-LAW CLAIMS COUPLE JUST BOUGHT $10M NYC HOME

Recent reports that Mick Jagger and L’Wren Scott had split up just prior to her apparent suicide were quickly debunked by the Rolling Stones singer’s representative. Further evidence that the two were very much together was presented by Scott’s brother-in-law Rob Shane who told the New York Daily News, “I understand they had just bought a $10 million home in New York,” adding that Jagger “had recently decided to give up his hotel lifestyle” and make a home with his girlfriend.

SAY “HOLA” TO SANTANA’S CORAZON ALBUM TRACK LIST

Guitar god and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame members Carlos Santana Thursday unveiled the track list for the upcoming Santana album Corazon featuring collaborations with some of the brightest stars in Latin music. Available May 6, the 12-track Corazon (the Mexican-born musician’s first ever Latin music album) includes “La Flaca” featuring Juanes, “Oye 2014” featuring Pitbull, “Iron Lion Zion” featuring Ziggy Marley & ChocQuib Town, “Besos de Lejos” featuring Gloria Estefan, “Margarita” featuring Romeo Santos and “Indy” featuring Miguel, plus six more sizzling selections. On May 23, Santana kicks off an 18-date run of co-headlining shows with fellow Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Rod Stewart interspersed with Santana’s own Corazon Tour dates. Visit Santana.com for complete details.

EAGLES EXTEND “HISTORY OF THE EAGLES” TOUR THROUGH FALL

Fans of the Eagles who failed to score tickets to any of their previous History of the Eagles U.S. tour stops will have 14 more chances to catch the desperados before they potentially ride off into the sunset for good. On Thursday, the band announced a new round of shows, starting August 25 in Tacoma, WA and running through October 4 in San Diego. In between, the band will visit cities such as Salt Lake City, Omaha, Des Moines, Newark, New York, Boston and Phoenix, AZ.

RUSH READYING A RARE “41ST ANNIVERSARY” TOUR NEXT YEAR

It’s not uncommon for bands to announce a 10, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45 or 50-year anniversary tour, but Rush (or people around the band) has seemingly taken the unusual step of wanting to commemorate its 41st anniversary with a long “41st anniversary” tour. The celebration seems a bit tongue-in-cheek as guitarist Alex Lifeson told Rolling Stone, “The three of us just had a meeting. We said, ‘Let’s not talk about anything band-wise for the next year. Let’s separate ourselves and come back rejuvenated.’ Unfortunately, the other people at that meeting didn’t hear what we were talking about, so there are already plans being made for spring of 2015. It’s going to be a 41st anniversary tour, or whatever they’re going to call it.”

LENNON LETTER CLEARING UP IN-STUDIO URINE FLAP UP FOR SALE

A letter written by John Lennon to producer Phil Spector fingering Keith Moon of The Who and Harry Nilsson for peeing on a recording console back in the Seventies is going on sale via auctioneer Cooper Owen, with bids starting on Friday. The urine-stained studio incident took place during Lennon’s legendary “Lost Weekend” in Los Angeles during which he as working on his 1975 album Rock ‘n’ Roll. The letter is expected to sell for between $6,600 and $9,900.

POLICE DENY REPORTS OF RE-OPENING COBAIN DEATH CASE

Seattle police have dismissed reports suggesting they are considering re-opening an investigation into the death of late Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain, two decades after the musician committed suicide. Rumors of the case being re-opened were sparked by news that a Seattle cold-case detective recently took a second look at files tied to Cobain’s death in 1994. But a police spokeswoman said, “He dug up the files and had another look and there was nothing new.” Meanwhile, the Seattle Times reports authorities will release new photographs tied to the case and will answer questions on the April 8 anniversary of Cobain’s suicide death.

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