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RhinoIn her long and successful recording career, Linda Ronstadt put out more than 20 studio albums, but she's never released a live record. That changes on February 1 with the release of Live in Hollywood, an album featuring 12 performances from a 1980 Ronstadt concert that was recorded for an HBO special.

The show took place on April 24, 1980, at Television Center Studios in Hollywood, and featured Ronstadt singing many of her biggest hits, while also performing selections from her then-new studio album, Mad Love. Among the classics appearing on Live in Hollywood are Linda's renditions of Buddy Holly's "It's So Easy," Roy Orbison's "Blue Bayou," Warren Zevon's "Poor Poor Pitiful Me," Dee Dee Warwick's "You're No Good," Chuck Berry's "Back in the U.S.A." and The Eagles' "Desperado."

The album, which will be available on CD and vinyl, also features performances of three tunes from Mad Love that became hits for Ronstadt -- "How Do I Make You" and covers of Little Anthony and the Imperials' "Hurt So Bad" and The Hollies' "I Can't Let Go."

Nine of Live in Hollywood's 12 songs are previously unreleased, including the version of "You're No Good," which was extended into a six-minute jam. Ronstadt's backing band for the concert included Little Feat keyboardist Billy Payne and renowned session guitarist Danny Kortchmar, drummer Russ Kunkel and bassist Bob Glaub. In addition, Linda's longtime producer, Peter Asher of Peter & Gordon fame, contributed backing vocals and percussion.

In advance of Live in Hollywood's release, Ronstadt's performance of Doris Troy's "Just One Look" has been made available via streaming services. In addition, a video of Ronstadt singing the tune from the HBO special has been posted on Rhino Records' YouTube channel.

Here's the full track list of Live in Hollywood:

"I Can't Let Go"*
"It's So Easy"
"Just One Look"*
"Blue Bayou"
"Faithless Love"*
"Hurt So Bad"*
"Poor Poor Pitiful Me"
"You're No Good"*
"How Do I Make You"*
"Back in the U.S.A."*

* = previously unreleased.


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ABC/Heidi GutmanGreen Day has premiered the video for "Youngblood," a track off of the punk trio's latest album, 2016's Revolution Radio.

The clip features live footage from Green Day's Revolution Radio tour and features a whole lot of backstage shenanigans. You can watch it now on YouTube.

Green Day stayed mostly quiet in 2018, though frontman Billie Joe Armstrong pursued a number of different side projects, including his band The Longshot. However, it looks like they'll return in a big way for 2019, as they've been rehearsing some of their classic albums in full, such as 1994's Dookie.

Additionally, Armstrong revealed in a recent Instagram Live session that he's writing new Green Day songs.

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ABC/Lorenzo BevilaquaBryan Adams made a surprise appearance on ABC's The View on Friday, joining girl-group legend Darlene Love for a rousing rendition of her soulful 1963 holiday classic "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)."

The performance, which was part of The View's annual holiday episode, featured the chat show's co-hosts singing backing vocals.

After the performance, Adams revealed that he plans to release a new studio album in March 2019 titled Shine a Light, and announced exclusively that it will include a duet with Jennifer Lopez. Bryan also gave a shout-out to J.Lo's mother, who was in the audience.

Adams will kick off the New Year with a tour of his home country, Canada, which begins January 22 in Moncton, New Brunswick. He then will launch a U.K. trek in support of Shine a Light in February. Love has a series of holiday shows lined up this month in the northeastern U.S.

Here are Adams' confirmed 2019 Canadian dates:

1/22 -- Moncton, NB, Avenir Centre
1/23 -- Halifax, NS, Scotiabank Centre
1/25 -- Quebec City, QC, Videotron Centre
1/26 -- Montreal, QC, Bell Centre
1/27 -- Kingston, ON, Leon's Centre
1/29 -- Oshawa, ON, Tribute Communities Centre
1/30 -- Kitchener, ON, Kitchener Memorial Auditorium
1/31 -- London, ON, Budweiser Gardens
2/1 -- St. Catharines, ON, Meridian Centre

And here are Love's remaining 2018 concerts:

12/14 -- Medford, MA, Chevalier Theatre
12/16 -- Port Washington, NY, Landmark on Main - Jeanne Rimsky Theatre
12/17 -- Annapolis, MD, Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts
12/19 -- Wayne, NJ, Shea Center for Performing Arts - William Paterson University
12/20 -- Red Bank, NJ, Count Basie Center for the Arts
12/21 -- New York, NY, Sony Hall
12/22 -- New York, NY, Sony Hall

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Brushbranch/Surfdog, EPC EnterprisesOne of this year's most unexpected Christmas albums has been Happy Xmas by Eric Clapton.  It includes one original tune, some obscure covers, and classics such as "Silent Night" and "White Christmas."  The rock legend explains that the project grew out of his love of Christmas songs...but the whole thing was his wife's idea.

"I do a Christmas playlist every year, different genres, either jazz or swing or modern rock," Clapton explains. "This last one, it was country, I think.  Which led my wife, Malia, to say, 'You should do a Christmas album.'"

That inspired Clapton to scour the internet, looking for offbeat holiday songs for the project, as well as for ideas on how to give legendary tunes like "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" and "Away in a Manger" a unique spin.  He's pleased with how the album came out, but admits it won't bother him if his fans don't like it.

"I do [my music] for me," he says. "And if I'm satisfied with what we've done...I mean, maybe this is not the right thing to say -- but I don't care if anybody else likes it.  If they do, that's icing on the cake, but for me, I've done something I'm really proud of."

While the legendary guitarist has certainly led a life filled with sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll, Clapton is the first to admit that he has a real sentimental appreciation for Christmas and its accompanying traditions.

"Christmas for me is snow, a roaring fire, a few chestnuts knocking about and a huge turkey," he admits. "My wife is an incredible cook, so she will lay on the best Christmas lunch.  And a perfect tree...I mean, all the classic things."

Visit for more details about Happy Xmas.

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Andrew Lipovsky/NBCMiley Cyrus used her appearance on Thursday's Tonight Show to announce the release of "Happy Xmas (War Is Over)," a remake of John Lennon and Yoko Ono's 1971 single, featuring Mark Ronson and John and Yoko's son, Sean Ono Lennon.

Miley told host Jimmy Fallon the nearly 50-year-old song is just as timely today.

"We wanted to do a Christmas song," she explained, "and I don't think anything [speak louder to] what's going on right now than about you know, 'War Is Over.'"

Adds Cyrus, "I've always loved John and Yoko. I'm such a big Yoko fan, and so, it's been amazing to work with [Sean]."

In addition to his famous pedigree, Miley said Sean's voice "is just so special," adding, "I think, more than just inheriting the voice or you know, the way he's about the magic that you know, he has and I think that is what he's inherited more than anything."

Miley also announced the three of them will perform the song on this weekend's Saturday Night Live, when she and Ronson will be the music guests.

Miley, who lost her Malibu home in last month's California wildfires, told Fallon that she came out of the experience with something even more valuable.

"When you remember things that you loved and lost, whether it's photos or old Elvis [Presley] records or something my dad's given me, it doesn't make it easier, she said, but being able to go back and rebuild this together, you know, be stronger's given a really beautiful light at the end of something pretty dark."

Cyrus also joined Fallon for a “Name That Song Challenge,” where they competed to try to guess random songs Tonight Show house band The Roots were playing, one instrument at a time.

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Courtesy of MasterClassCarlos Santana is the latest celebrity to share his expertise by hosting a tutorial on the MasterClass website.

In his class, called "Carlos Santana Teaches the Art and Soul of Guitar," the 71-year-old rock legend discusses his spiritual approach to playing his instrument, how he helped create some of his band's classic songs and much more.

Carlos tells ABC Radio that the main goal of his MasterClass feature is to explain to aspiring musicians "how to get inside the note…how to make notes be gravity-free and outside of time."

Santana maintains that many musicians are too concerned about technical aspects of the guitar, and should focus more on channeling their emotions into the instrument.

"I demonstrate and present how important it is to not be trapped with how many pedals you use on the floor," he explains. "Unplug from there and go straight to the amplifier and make your…whole physical body…create the sound with your fingers that gives people chills, make[s] people cry and laugh at the same time."

Among the Santana songs that Carlos demonstrates and discusses in the tutorial are "Oye Como Va," "Black Magic Woman," "Smooth" and "Maria, Maria."

Carlos also name checks other artists who he feels approached music in a similar way, include Billie Holiday, John Coltrane, John Lennon, Bob Marley and Marvin Gaye.

"They're not the flavor of the second. They stay here for ever," Santana says. "[T]he reason that all of them are here still, and relevant, is because the music that they created...[is] able to penetrate people's hearts."

A single MasterClass costs $90, while a $180 annual payment will give you access to all available tutorials. Carlos' class features 16 lessons and a workbook. Visit for more information.

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Ethan Miller/Getty Images via ABCLittle has been heard from Van Halen since its last tour ended in October 2015, but in a new interview with Vulture, frontman David Lee Roth drops major hints that the band will be hitting the road again in 2019.

According to the article, the first indication Roth gave that something was brewing with Van Halen occurred when he came to Vulture's offices in New York City for the interview and paid a visit to the copy-editing department.

While there, he commented, "When we come back through town in the summertime and do the original thing, maybe somewhere sportin', maybe with somebody famous…I'll make sure we get you all tickets so you can see what we do for gainful employment."

Roth later told the interviewer that his band will be "playing where the Yankees play."

Asked if he could confirm that Van Halen had plans to play Yankee Stadium, Dave backtracked, saying, "If I say something on tape here and everybody goes, 'Oh, this leaked…' But, the band will be -- I can't say."

He then added, "I can say that I contacted colleagues about being part of the show: Metallica, Guns N' Roses, Jason Aldean, the Foo Fighters, [country stars Eric] Church and [Chris] Stapleton. And they all said that, if everything happens, they would certainly be involved."

Roth also gave some insight into why there are always long gaps between Van Halen tours.

"You can't keep serving it every year," he explained. "We're on a James Bond schedule, every three-and-a-half summers, so you don't go, 'Weren't you just here?' and then we'd start selling fewer tickets."

Also in the Vulture interview, Roth discussed a new business venture he's launched, Ink the Original, a line of skincare products made to keep tattoos from fading.

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Credit: Mike ColucciBilly Joel doesn't turn 70 until 2019, but he's already planned his birthday party.

The Piano Man will usher in his seventh decade on May 9, 2019, by performing at New York's Madison Square Garden, the site of his monthly residency since 2014.  This performance will be Joel's 110th career performance at the legendary venue.

Citi card members will get first crack at pre-sale tickets starting Monday, December 17 at 10 a.m. ET.  You can also get pre-sale tickets by registering for Ticketmaster's Verified Fan program; registration for that is now open, and the pre-sale starts on Wednesday, December 19.

Don't want to bother with all that?  Tickets go on sale to the general public on December 21 at 10 a.m. ET via

In May of 2014, Joel celebrated his 65th birthday onstage at the Garden, where he welcomed guests like Jimmy Fallon and Howard Stern.  He told the crowd that night, "Welcome to my birthday party! I'm supposed to retire at this age... or at least not have the name 'Billy!'" 

Joel's frenemy Elton John also has done the Madison Square Garden birthday gig thing: He turned 60 onstage at the venue on March 25, 2007.

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Courtesy of Rock & Roll Hall of Fame; Jacob Blickenstaff/TCI Artists; Courtesy of Rock & Roll Hall of FameThe Rock & Roll Hall of Fame's Class of 2019 inductees were announced earlier today, and a number of the honorees have commented on the happy news in interviews, or by posting on their social media accounts or via interviews.

Stevie Nicks, who will become the first female artist to be inducted twice into the Rock Hall -- having previously been honored as a member of Fleetwood Mac -- writes on her Twitter feed, "I have a lot to say about this -- but I will save those words for later. For now I will just say, I have been in a band since 1968. To be recognized for my solo work makes me take a deep breath and smile. It's a glorious feeling."

The Zombies had been eligible for induction for 30 years, and were nominated four times before being chosen for the honor. Founding vocalist Colin Blunstone and keyboardist Rod Argent spoke separately with Rolling Stone about how it feels to finally be acknowledged by the Rock Hall.

"I've tried to be fairly philosophical about it and tell myself that if we don't get inducted, it's just a bit of fun," Blunstone explained. "But of course when you're actually inducted everything changes and you think, 'This is a career-defining…a life-defining moment.'"

Argent notes, "To think that…I'm on the same roster as Miles Davis, Ray Charles and all my heroes that have been inducted…it just feels like a complete honor."

Meanwhile, Roxy Music front man Bryan Ferry, speaking for his old band, writes on his own Twitter feed, "We are delighted to accept this prestigious award on behalf of everyone who has been involved in the world of Roxy Music -- musicians, engineers, producers, designers and numerous people behind the scenes… and of course our loyal fans."

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James Devaney/GC ImagesMeg Ryan announced last month that she was engaged to her off-again, on-again boyfriend John Mellencamp. The Rock & Roll Hall of Famer generally has kept quiet about his relationship with the famous actress, but he opened up a bit about her in an interview that aired this morning on NBC's Today show.

Asked about his love life, Mellencamp said of Ryan, "I'm engaged at 67 to a very funny woman; funniest woman I ever met."

As for why it took a while before the couple decided to tie the knot, the singer/songwriter admitted, "One could well imagine I'm not the easiest guy to get along with, so let's leave it at that."

Also during the conversation, Mellencamp admitted that he bought an apartment in New York City -- where the interview was being conducted -- so he could have a place to paint when he came to the Big Apple to visit Ryan.

The couple first dated from 2011 through 2014, then rekindled their romance last year.

Also during the Today interview, Mellencamp also revealed plans for an interesting new project: a stage production based on one of his most famous songs.

"We're getting ready to mount 'Jack and Diane' as a Broadway… musical," he says. "Every problem that this country's going through today is in that musical. This is not a jukebox musical. My ambitions are set very high, as close to [John] Steinbeck as we can get it in today's world, with these two kids."

John previously tried his hand at musical theater in 2012 with Ghost Brothers of Darkland County, a collaboration with author Stephen King and producer T Bone Burnett.

Mellencamp recently released a new covers compilation called Other People's Stuff; he'll promote the album with a U.S. tour kicking off in February.

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Credit: Kevin NixonAs announced earlier today, Def Leppard is among seven artists who'll be welcomed into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame at a ceremony March 29 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. The honor comes after the British rockers got the most votes in the Rock Hall's online fan poll, which prompted the band to post a video message on their YouTube channel thanking fans for their support.

"Guys, girls, everybody, thank you so much for voting for us for the 2019 nomination for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. We are now inductees," frontman Joe Elliott declares in the clip. "We will be there in March because you voted for us."

Each member also issued a statement about the induction.

Elliot says, "[A] massive thanks to all our fans & past inductees who voted for us. Congratulations to all our fellow inductees, we stand alongside some amazing artists, past & present. What an absolute honor."

Guitarist Phil Collen writes, "We started 2018 off at the Royal Albert Hall and to now cap it all off with a nod into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is brilliant."

Bassist Rick Savage adds, "Being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame puts Def Leppard in a class of peers that we've always appreciated and admired."

Drummer Rick Allen shared similar sentiments, noting, "What an honor for Def Leppard to be included in this year's induction with so many other talented and deserving artists."

Lastly, guitarist Vivian Campbell, says, "Coming into Def Leppard after stints with other bands, it was immediately apparent to me that Leppard had ambition far beyond most...After 26 years as the new guy, I can assure you that the work ethic and the collective focus of this band is just as strong to this day."

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Hollywood RecordsA two-LP vinyl edition of the hit soundtrack to the acclaimed Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody will be released on February 8, 2019. In addition, a limited-edition picture-disc version of the album will be available on April 13 as part of the 2019 Record Store Day campaign, as will a special seven-inch single featuring Queen's classic song "Bohemian Rhapsody" backed with "I'm In Love with My Car."

The standard two-disc vinyl version of the soundtrack, which comes pressed on black vinyl, was mastered specially at London's Abbey Road Studios. It can be pre-ordered now.

The Bohemian Rhapsody soundtrack was co-produced by Queen guitarist Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor, and features 22 tracks, including the classic studio versions of several of the band's most famous songs, updated renditions of some tunes, and rare or previously unreleased concert performances. Among the latter tracks are the five songs that Queen played at the historic 1985 Live Aid concert at London's Wembley Stadium, which had never been officially released in audio form.

Following its initial release on CD and digitally in October, the soundtrack peaked at #3 on the Billboard 200 chart, and has spent five straight weeks on the top 10 of the tally.

The Bohemian Rhapsody film debuted at #1 at the U.S. box office, and has remained in the top five for six weeks.

As previously reported, Queen -- with singer Adam Lambert -- will mount a new North American trek dubbed the Rhapsody tour next summer. The six-week outing kicks off July 10 in Vancouver, Canada, and wraps August 23 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Here's the full track list of the Bohemian Rhapsody soundtrack's vinyl version:

Side 1
"20th Century Fox Fanfare"
"Somebody to Love"
"Doing All Right…Revisited" -- Smile
"Keep Yourself Alive" (Live at The Rainbow)
"Killer Queen"
"Fat Bottomed Girls" (Live in Paris)

Side 2
"Bohemian Rhapsody"
"Now I'm Here" (Live at Hammersmith Odeon)
"Crazy Little Thing Called Love"
"Love of My Life" (Rock in Rio)

Side 3
"We Will Rock You" (Movie Mix)
"Another One Bites the Dust"
"I Want to Break Free"
"Under Pressure" -- Queen & David Bowie
"Who Wants to Live Forever"

Side 4
"Bohemian Rhapsody" (Live Aid)
"Radio Ga Ga" (Live Aid)
"Ay-Oh" (Live Aid)
"Hammer to Fall" (Live Aid)
"We Are the Champions" (Live Aid)
"Don't Stop Me Now…Revisited"
"The Show Must Go On"

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Courtesy of Elton JohnUnlike many of his peers, Elton John is famous for his love of current music and artists, and he's just teamed up with one of them to record a special track.

Elton has recorded a version of the song "Young Dumb and Broke" -- by 20-year-old Grammy-nominated R&B singer Khalid -- for Spotify Singles, which feature artists performing a new version of one of their big hits, and a cover version of a favorite track.  Khalid himself joined Elton for the track, which was recorded live in Las Vegas at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace.

In a statement, Elton said, "I discovered Khalid's music a few years ago, and have been a fan ever since. We finally met when I played his home town of El Paso [Texas] last year. It's a thrill to be a small part of any new artist's journey, and it's been wonderful to see his star continue to rise and rise."'

He adds, "'Young Dumb & Broke' is a fabulous song, one of my favorites and I'm really pleased that he liked my cover enough to contribute vocals."

Khalid posted a link to the track and tweeted, "this is so crazy Thank you so much @eltonofficial."

For his other Spotify Single, Elton recorded a new version of his classic 1973 tune "Bennie and the Jets."  Both are available for streaming and download now.

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Courtesy of Rock & Roll Hall of FameThe Rock & Roll Hall of Fame will welcome seven new inductees in the Performers category in 2019, including five British bands from different areas and eras of the rock spectrum and two iconic female solo artists.

Next year's Rock Hall honorees are Def Leppard, The Zombies, Roxy Music, The CureRadiohead, Stevie Nicks and Janet Jackson. The 34th annual ceremony is scheduled for Saturday, March 29, at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

Four of the inductees -- Def Leppard, Nicks, The Zombies and The Cure -- were among the five top vote-getters in the Rock Hall's fan poll. They finished first, second, fourth and fifth, respectively. Also worth pointing out, three of the honorees were nominated for the first time this year: Def Leppard, Nicks and Roxy Music.

As previously noted, when Nicks enters the Rock Hall as a solo artist next year, she'll become the first two-time female inductee, having also been inducted in 1998 as a member of Fleetwood Mac.

Rock Hall President and CEO Greg Harris tells ABC Radio of Nicks' achievement, "There's a number of men that are in twice, but she is the first female to do that. We're very excited and honored that this is the year."

Regarding top vote-getter Def Leppard, Harris says, "I think that they brought metal to the masses…[They] just delivered a…sound that people really embraced."

The Zombies are the inductees that waited the longest for the honor, having been eligible since 1989. Notes Harris, "Their body of work in the '60s [was small but] was very impactful, very important.

Tickets for the ceremony go on sale to the general public in January. Pre-sale tickets will be available to people who've signed up for Rock & Roll Hall of Fame membership prior to December 31, 2018.

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Craft RecordingsIn celebration of the 50th anniversary of Creedence Clearwater Revival's debut album this year, the band recently released a vinyl box set called The Complete Studio Albums featuring remastered versions of all seven of the influential roots-rock group's studio LPs.

CCR drummer Doug "Cosmo" Clifford tells ABC Radio that he loves the sound of the new discs, which were mastered at half-speed at London's Abbey Road Studios and pressed onto 180-gram vinyl.

"[I]t makes everything a lot cleaner, a lot more realistic and a lot warmer," Clifford says of half-speed mastering.

Creedence's entire seven-album studio output spans from 1968 to 1972, and during that time the band scored nine top 10 hits, five of which were two-sided singles. And while those hits certainly are highlights of the group's catalog, Clifford says that many fans who buy the box set will get to discover many excellent lesser-known tunes.

"[T]here are some great album cuts on every single album of the seven, and [many] people will be hearing those for the first time," he points out. "So to me, that's really exciting."

Asked what his favorite CCR album is, Doug chooses 1970's Cosmo's Factory, because it's his "namesake album" and "was our most successful record." The album spent nine weeks at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart, and has sold over 4 million copies in the U.S. As for his favorite Creedence song, Clifford picks "Born on the Bayou," the lead track from the band's second album, 1969's Bayou Country. (AUDIO IS ABC 1-ON-1)

The box set also comes packaged with an 80-page book containing new liner notes, vintage photos and reproductions of band memorabilia.

Here's a full list of the LPs included in CCR's The Complete Studio Albums collection:

Creedence Clearwater Revival (1968)
Bayou Country (1969)
Green River (1969)
Willy and the Poor Boys (1969)
Cosmo's Factory (1970)
Pendulum (1970)
Mardi Gras (1972)

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Courtesy of Fathom EventsDiana Ross turns 75 in 2019, and the former Supremes singer and legendary solo artist plans to mark the milestone with a yearlong commemoration called the Diamond Diana Celebration. The festivities will launch on Diana's actual 75th birthday, March 26, with special screenings of a film event titled Diana Ross: Her Life, Love and Legacy at select theaters across the globe.

The movie will feature footage of Ross' historic concert film Diana Ross: Live in Central Park, which will be enhanced with new tribute messages from Diana's sons Ross and Evan and daughters Rhonda and Chudney, as well as an introduction from her daughter and black-ish star Tracee Ellis Ross.

Live in Central Park documents a famous free concert Diana gave in New York City over the course of two days in July 1983. More than 800,000 fans turned up for the Motown legend's show on July 21 of that year, but a torrential downpour put a damper on the event. Ross promised from the stage she would return to Central Park's Great Lawn and perform a full concert the next day, and she made good on that promise, delivering an inspired, career-spanning set that included a medley of Supremes classics and many memorable solo hits.

Additional screenings of Diana Ross: Her Life, Love and Legacy also will be held in theaters on March 28, 2019. Visit for more details.

"I am so appreciative of Fathom Events for presenting this screening," says Diana. "It is one of the most significant and moving and memorable moments of my career. It makes me want to DO IT AGAIN!"

Meanwhile, regarding her Diamond Diana Celebration, Ross notes, "I want to celebrate my birthday for the whole year, not just one night."

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Credit: Dave HoganFor much of his life, The Rolling Stones' Keith Richards has been known as one of rock 'n' roll's hardest partiers, but the legendary guitarist, who turns 75 next Tuesday, admits in a new interview that he's almost completely given up drinking.

"It's been about a year now," Richards tells Rolling Stone. "I pulled the plug on it. I got fed up with it."

Keith, who will hit the road with The Rolling Stones on a U.S. tour in April, says he still has "a glass of wine occasionally, and a beer," but notes that generally, it "was time to quit [alcohol]…Just like all the other stuff."

Asked if it giving up drinking was an adjustment, Keith says with a laugh, "You can call it that, yeah," but adds, "I don't notice any difference, really -- except for I don't drink. I wasn't feeling [right]."

Richards' fellow Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood, who struggled with alcohol abuse for decades before getting sober in 2010, tells Rolling Stone that he gets along much better with Keith since the guitarist cut back on the booze.

"He's a pleasure to work with," Wood maintains. "Much more mellow. He's open to more ideas, whereas before I'd kind of grit my teeth and go, 'He's gonna give me some s*** for saying this.' Now, he'll say, 'That's cool, man.'"

Wood reports that Richards' sobriety has also had a positive effect on how the two guitarists play together onstage.

"We're weaving [guitar parts] a lot more conscientiously now," he notes. "We're much more aware of the gaps and the spaces between. We're in our seventies, but we're still rocking like we're 40-year-olds, you know?"

The Rolling Stones' No Filter Tour of the U.S. begins April  20 in Miami Gardens, Florida.

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Credit: Brandise DaneswichJackson Browne has lined up four shows at New York City's famous Beacon Theatre next year on June 23, 24, 26 and 28. Indie-pop act Lucius, whose co-lead singers Holly Laessig and Jess Wolfe served as backing vocalists on Roger Waters' Us Them tour, will open the concerts.

Tickets go on sale to the general public this Friday, December 14, at 11 a.m. ET via Ticketmaster locations and Visit for information about advance tickets.

Browne first met Lucius in 2015 when he appeared on an episode of writer/director Cameron Crowe's HBO series, Roadies.

"I went to my first Lucius concert thinking I knew what they do," Browne explains. "I had sung a little with Jess and Holly, and I was enchanted by them and by their unique singing. But I was amazed to discover the depth and the originality of this band. Their songs and their arrangements, their huge dynamics -- they just blew me away."

Browne adds, "I'm excited that I get to appear with Lucius this summer, and that my audience will have a chance to hear this great band. And of course, I'm really happy to have the chance to play for their audience too. My band and their band -- these shows will be epic!"

Jackson will play with his full backing band at the concerts, including multi-instrumentalist Greg Leisz, bassist Bob Glaub, guitarist Val McCallum and backing singers Alethea Mills and Chavonne Stewart.

Browne currently has only one other event on his 2019 itinerary. He'll perform at the Sing Out for Seva concert -- celebrating the Seva Foundation's 40th anniversary -- on January 12 at the Fox Theater in Oakland, California. The show also will feature Bonnie Raitt, Grateful Dead percussionist Mickey Hart and more.

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Daryl Hannah; William ClaxtonNeil Young has announced that he's resolved the issues he had regarding his July 12, 2019, co-headlining concert with Bob Dylan at London's Hyde Park as part of the British Summer Time Hyde Park series. The show will go on as planned although it's no longer listed as part of the series.

A message on the Neil Young Archives website under the headline "Sponsored by Nobody" reports, "the Hyde Park show will proceed without Barclays as a sponsor, adding, "We are overjoyed, so happy to be playing the show!" The site also has made tickets to the concert available to its subscribers.

A few days ago, Young posted a lengthy note on his website explaining that he was unhappy that the concert's main sponsor, Barclays Bank, is a strong supporter of the fossil-fuel industry.

"That doesn't work for me," he wrote regarding Barclays involvement in the show. "I believe in Science. I worry about the Climate Crisis and am deeply concerned about its massive global ramifications and my beautiful grandchildren's future."

Neil said he also was upset because organizers had put tickets for the event on sale before he'd agreed to all of the details of the concert. The British Summer Time Hyde Park series no longer mentions Young and Dylan's co-headlining gig on its website.

In other news, Young has announced that pre-sale tickets to five upcoming U.S. solo concerts as part of his theater tour will be available starting today to Neil Young Archives subscribers.

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20th Century FoxAfter scoring two nominations for 2019 Golden Globe Awards, the Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody has now garnered a pair of nods for the 25th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards.

The film's cast will vie for the Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture honor, while Rami Malek, who portrays Queen frontman Freddie Mercury, will compete for the Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role prize.

The remake of A Star Is Born, featuring Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper, is the film that received the most SAG Award nominations, with four. The nominations were announced Wednesday morning by Laverne Cox and Awkwafina at the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood, California.

The 25th annual SAG Awards will air January 27, 2019, at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on TNT and TBS.

As previously reported, Bohemian Rhapsody is in the running for the Best Motion Picture -- Drama award at the Golden Globes, while Malek is nominated for the Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture -- Drama honor.

The 76th annual Golden Globe Awards will air live on NBC on Sunday, January 6, at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.

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