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Secretly Canadian/Chimera MusicJohn Lennon and Yoko Ono's experimental 1969 record, Unfinished Music No. 3: Wedding Album, will be reissued on March 22, two days after what would have been the couple's 50th wedding anniversary. The collection can be pre-ordered now, and is available on CD, DVD or as a vinyl box set featuring a white-vinyl LP.

Wedding Album features two extended 20-plus-minute pieces, "John & Yoko" and "Amsterdam." The first track was recorded at London's Abbey Road Studios in late April 1969 and consisted of the Beatles star and his wife calling out each other's first name using different vocal inflections and emotions, and at various volumes.

The second track is a montage of audio clips recorded during the couple's "Bed-In for Peace" honeymoon event from March 25 to March 31 at the Hilton Hotel in Amsterdam. The piece included segments of interviews, impromptu performances and more.

The box set version of the Wedding Album reissue will come with reproductions of the original album's packaging, including photographs from John and Yoko's nuptials and the Amsterdam "Bed-In," a copy of the couple's marriage certificate, drawings by Lennon and Ono, a photo of a slice of wedding cake and more.

A limited-edition version of the box set featuring an LP on clear vinyl will be available exclusively via the Rough Trade record store.

Unfinished Music No. 3: Wedding Album is the latest in an ongoing Yoko Ono reissue series being released in partnership between the Secretly Canadian and Chimera Music labels.

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Paramount PicturesWe’ve still got a few more months before the Elton John biopic Rocketman hits theaters, but now we've got a sneak peek of exactly what star Taron Egerton will bring to the role.

In a new behind-the-scenes clip, we get to hear Egerton in the recording booth singing Elton’s classic song “Tiny Dancer” for the film. The clip also contains interviews with Egerton, director Dexter Fletcher and music producer Giles Martin.

“Elton said, ‘I don’t think I’ve heard anyone sing my songs better than Taron,'” Martin says. “And the great thing about Elton is that he wants Taron’s interpretations of his songs.”

Egerton, meanwhile, calls making the film “the greatest joy of my professional life.”

The actor, who appeared with Elton in the 2017 movie Kingsman: The Golden Circle, adds, "The thing about playing someone so beloved, all we can do is give our heartfelt interpretation of his life and his music.”

Rocketman, also starring Jamie Bell and Richard Madden, hits theaters May 31.

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Bad Company has a variety of shows lined up this year, but frontman Paul Rodgers has revealed that the band's also working on material for a potential new studio album.

Rodgers tells that Bad Company will only play about 20 dates in 2019, noting, "We're going to pull back a little bit so that we can spend more time in the studio [and] do a little recording."

He adds, "I'd like to create some new music. That's my focus right now. We're in the studio, just kicking things around with a few guys and seeing what we've got."

Bad Company hasn't released an album of original songs since 1996's Stories Told & Untold, while the last studio effort by the group featuring Rodgers was 1982's Rough Diamonds. Paul did appear on the 2002 Bad Company live album In Concert: Merchants of Cool, which boasted a pair of new studio tracks.

Rodgers also gave an update about the health of founding Bad Company guitarist Mick Ralphs, who suffered a stroke following the band's 2016 U.K. tour.

"[H]e's now hospitalized," Paul told "We're trying to take care of him from a distance. It's a lot. His family are involved a lot in taking care of him. He's doing as well as can be expected."

Bad Company's current lineup is rounded out by founding drummer Simon Kirke, ex-Heart guitarist Howard Leese, and bassist Todd Ronning.

As for touring plans, the band's 2019 itinerary includes some headlining shows, as well as slots opening for ZZ Top and Lynyrd Skynyrd.

Here are all of Bad Company's confirmed 2019 U.S. shows, all of them headlining gigs unless otherwise noted:

2/22 -- Hollywood, FL, Hard Rock Live at the Event Center
3/23 -- Welch, MN, Treasure Island Resort & Casino
5/17 -- Dallas, TX, Dos Equis Pavilion*
5/18 -- The Woodlands, TX, The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion*
5/19 -- Austin, TX, Austin360 Amphitheater*
6/7 -- Lincoln, CA, Thunder Valley Casino Resort
6/8 -- Pala, CA, Pala Casino Spa & Resort
7/26 -- Ridgefield, WA, Sunlight Supply Amphitheater
7/27 -- Auburn, WA, White River Amphitheatre
8/16 -- Las Vegas, NV, T-Mobile Arena
8/21 -- Syracuse, NY, New York State Fair's Chevrolet Music Festival
9/20 -- West Valley City, UT, USANA Amphitheatre
9/21 -- Denver, CO, Fiddler's Green

* = with ZZ Top, Cheap Trick.
= with Lynyrd Skynyrd.

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Paul Shaffer will host a new AXS TV interview series that'll feature David Letterman's longtime band leader chatting with a variety of music stars, including Graham Nash, ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons, Steely Dan's Donald Fagen, and Sammy Hagar.

Paul Shaffer Plus One is a half-hour program that will see Shaffer talking in depth with his guests about their career highlights, influences and experiences. The show will be taped in a recording studio with Shaffer sitting at a piano, and at times he may give impromptu performances certain songs that he's discussing with his guests.

"In this show I get to go one-on-one with all my favorite recording artists," says Shaffer in a statement. "We talk mainly music and if the topic turns to a specific tune, we demonstrate in song. It's a dream come true."

Other celebrities scheduled to be on the show include blues legend Buddy Guy and comic actor Harry Shearer, who will appear as his This Is Spinal Tap character Derek Smalls. Shaffer, a longtime friend of Shearer's, made a cameo in the famous rock mockumentary as record company promotion man Artie Fufkin.

In addition, an hour-long version Paul Shaffer Plus One will air on satellite radio. A premiere date for the show has yet to be announced.

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Photo by Mike Marsland/Mike Marsland/WireImageThere might be some more tears for Ozzy Osbourne fans this morning, as his camp has announced a host of cancelled tour dates while he recovers from health issues.

In a press release, Ozzy's camp says No More Tours 2 dates in Australia, New Zealand and Japan would be cancelled. Earlier this month, he postponed the entire UK and European leg of the tour when an upper respiratory infection got worse.
In the statement, Sharon Osbourne said, "Ozzy recently developed pneumonia and has spent some time in hospital. Thankfully he is now through the worst part. His doctors have advised that he stay at home to recuperate for a full six weeks with no travel."

Recently, Ozzy's better half announced on her CBS show The Talk that he was "doing great" after being hospitalized. She noted he was in intensive care at one point. 

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The Steve Miller Band recently announced plans for a brief headlining tour of the Southern U.S. in March.  Now the group has lined up a lengthy stateside summer trek that also will feature veteran country act Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives.

The trek, which is billed as "An Amazing Evening of Original American Music: Classic Rock Meets Classic Country," kicks off June 13 in Des Moines, Iowa, and is plotted out all the way through an August 30-31 stand in Woodinville, Washington. The tour includes 35 dates, while Miller also has two headlining shows scheduled on off nights of the outing.

The spring tour, dubbed "An Evening with Steve Miller Band," runs from a March 12 concert in Clearwater, Florida, through a March 24 gig in Southaven, Mississippi.

In other news, Steve Miller will receive an honorary degree in music from his one-time alma mater, the University of Wisconsin-Madison, on May 10 during the school's commencement ceremony at the Kohl Center. Beginning in 1961, the future Rock & Roll Hall of Famer spent seven semesters as a comparative literature major at the university, including a year abroad studying at the University of Copenhagen.

Miller left the university without graduating, moving first to Chicago -- where he honed his skills as a blues guitarist -- before making his way in late 1966 to San Francisco, where would find fame with the Steve Miller Band.

Steve has maintained a close relationship with the University of Wisconsin–Madison, and in 2017 he donated proceeds from a local concert to the Chancellor's Scholarship Fund. He also met with students there to discuss careers in music.

Here are all of Steve Miller Band's 2019 tour dates.  All shows with Marty Stuart unless otherwise noted:

3/12 -- Clearwater, FL, Ruth Eckerd Hall*
3/13 -- Fort Meyers, FL, Suncoast Credit Union Arena*
3/16 -- Orlando, FL, Universal Studios - Music Plaza Stage*
3/17 -- Hollywood, FL, Seminole Hard Rock*
3/20 -- Greenville, SC, Peace Center*
3/21 -- Montgomery, AL, Montgomery PAC*
3/23 -- Biloxi, MS, Beau Rivage Resort*
3/24 -- Southaven, MS, Bank Plus Amphitheater at Snowden Grove*
6/13 -- Des Moines, IA, Wells Fargo Arena
6/15 -- Tulsa, OK, River Spirit Casino - Paradise Cove
6/16 -- Rogers, AR, Walmart AMP
6/21 -- Alton, IL, Liberty Bank Amphitheater
6/22 -- Dubuque, IL, America's River Festival
6/24 -- Grand Rapids, MI, Meijer Gardens
6/25 -- Interlochen, MI, Kresge Auditorium
6/28 -- Rochester, NY, International Jazz Festival
6/30 -- Sterling Heights, IL, Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill
7/1 -- Highland Park, IL, Ravinia Festival*
7/12 -- Prior Lake, MN, Lakefront Music Fest
7/14 -- Duluth, MN, Bayfront Festival Park
7/16 -- Kettering, OH, Fraze Pavilion
7/18 -- Baltimore, MD, MECU Pavilion
7/20 -- Lynchburg, VA, Riverfront Park
7/21 -- Bensalem, PA, Xcite Center*
7/24 -- New York, NY, Pier 17
7/25 -- Boston, MA, Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion
7/27 -- Rangeley, ME, Health & Wellness Pavilion
7/28 -- Kingston, NY, Hutton Brickyards
7/30 -- Selbyville, DE, Freeman Stage at Bayside
7/31 -- Vienna, VA, Wolf Trap
8/2 -- Mashantucket, CT, Foxwoods Grand Theater
8/3 -- Bethlehem, PA, Musikfest
8/11 -- Albuquerque, NM, Sandia Resort & Casino
8/13 -- Denver, CO, The Mission Ballroom
8/14 -- Vail, CO, Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater
8/16 -- Billings, MT, Cove Creek Outdoor Pavilion
8/17 -- Missoula, MT, Big Sky Brewery
8/19 -- Salt Lake City, UT, Red Butte Garden
8/21 -- Los Angeles, CA, Greek Theater
8/22 -- Paso Robles, CA, Vina Robles Amphitheater
8/24 -- Stateline, NV, Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harveys
8/27 -- Salem, OR, Oregon State Fair
8/28 -- Airway Heights, WA, Northern Quest Resort & Casino
8/30 -- Woodinville, WA, Chateau Ste. Michelle
8/31 -- Woodinville, WA, Chateau Ste. Michelle

* = without Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives.

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Neal PrestonQueen will, Queen will rock the Oscars this year.

The Academy of Motion Pictures announced via Twitter that the legendary British band and their current lead singer, Adam Lambert, will perform on the February 24 telecast on ABC. 

"Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? We welcome @QueenWillRock and @adamlambert to this year's #Oscars," read the tweet.  Lambert and Queen both announced the news on their own Twitter accounts as well.

Bohemian Rhapsody, the movie that tells the story of Queen's iconic lead singer Freddie Mercury, is nominated for five Oscars this year, including Best Picture and Best Actor for Rami Malek, who plays Mercury.

None of the songs in Bohemian Rhapsody are actually nominated for Best Original Song, however, since they were not written specifically for the movie.

In addition to Queen's performance, four out of the five Best Original Song nominees will be performed on the Oscar telecast. Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper will perform "Shallow" from A Star Is Born, while Bette Midler will sing "The Place Where Lost Things Go" from Mary Poppins Returns

Gillian Welch and Dave Rawlings will sing "When a Cowboy Trades His Spurs for Wings," from the movie The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, and Jennifer Hudson will sing "I'll Fight" from the documentary RBG.

It's not clear if the final Best Original Song nominee, "All the Stars," will be performed. The song from Black Panther was written and recorded by rapper Kendrick Lamar and R&B singer SZA.

And here's a fun fact: Lady Gaga's stage name is taken from the Queen song "Radio Gaga."  Now they'll be on the same stage together.

The 91st Annual Academy Awards will air February 24 live on ABC starting at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.

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Steve Granitz/WireImageThe "special surprise guest" who will be performing the nominated song from Mary Poppins Returns at the Academy Awards is none other than Bette Midler.

The entertainment legend tweeted the news on Saturday, writing, "So, (drum roll) Ladies and Gentlemen, I will be chanteusing (that's singing) on the Oscars on Feb 24...the nominated song from Mary Poppins...'The Place Where Lost Things Go' excited!!"

The song, written by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman, was performed by Emily Blunt in the movie.

Singer and Oscar-nominated actress Midler has recorded several hit songs that have appeared in movies, such as "The Rose" and "The Wind Beneath My Wings."

As previously reported, Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper will perform "Shallow" at the February 24 ceremony; Jennifer Hudson will perform "I'll Fight," from the documentary RBGGillian Welch and Dave Rawlings will perform "When a Cowboy Trades His Spurs for Wings," from The Ballad of Buster Scruggs.

It's not clear who will perform the final Best Original Song nominee, "All the Stars," from Black Panther.

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Courtesy of CBSAre you ready to see some of your favorite veteran and contemporary music stars pay tribute to the King of Rock 'n' Roll, Elvis Presley? On Sunday, NBC airs the Elvis All-Star Tribute special, featuring performances by everyone from John Fogerty and Mac Davis to Adam Lambert, Jennifer Lopez, John Legend and Carrie Underwood.

The program, hosted by Blake Shelton, celebrates the 50th anniversary of Elvis' legendary 1968 "Comeback Special," where Presley performed rocking production numbers and an intimate, stripped-down set wearing black leather.

To get a taste of what's in store, a new video of the special's closing number has debuted, featuring a star-studded rendition of Presley's "If I Can Dream." The clip opens with footage of Elvis performing the song in '68, then transitions to Post Malone, Shawn Mendes, Darius Rucker, Shelton and Underwood singing a different verse in front of a similar backdrop to the one Presley had.

The new rendition of the song also was released digitally today, and is included in a brand-new compilation titled The Best of the '68 Comeback Special featuring highlights from the original 1968 show.

Other performances on the new special include Fogerty singing "Jailhouse Rock," Lambert belting out "Blue Suede Shoes," Legend singing "A Little Less Conversation," and Davis performing "Memories," a song that Mac co-wrote especially for Elvis in 1968.

Elvis All-Star Tribute, which was taped in October, airs Sunday from 9-11 p.m. ET/PT.

Here's the track list of The Best of the '68 Comeback Special:

"Trouble/Guitar Man" (Opening)*
"Heartbreak Hotel"*
"Hound Dog"*
"All Shook Up"*
"Can't Help Falling In Love"*
"Jailhouse Rock"*
"Don't Be Cruel"*
"Blue Suede Shoes"*
"Baby, What You Want Me to Do"*
"Are You Lonesome Tonight?"*
"One Night"*
"Love Me Tender"*
"Trying to Get to You"*
"Love Me"*

Bonus tracks:
"A Little Less Conversation"
"Suspicious Minds"
"Burning Love"
"If I Can Dream" -- featuring Elvis Presley, Carrie Underwood, Shawn Mendes, Post Malone, Darius Rucker, Blake Shelton

* = live.

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Kevin Winter/Getty ImagesThe Doors' Robby Krieger has contributed a new slide-guitar solo to a fresh remix of "America," a 1978 song by late keyboardist Ray Manzarek's short-lived post-Doors band Nite City.

The track is one of four remixes of "America" that were released digitally and via streaming services this past Tuesday, February 12, in honor of what would've been Manzarek's 80th birthday.

The original version of "America" appeared on Nite City's second and final album, Golden Days Diamond Nights. Manzarek wrote the tune as an homage to the American Dream while touring across the U.S. as a solo artist. Nite City's lineup also included bassist Nigel Harrison, who went on to play with Blondie from 1978 to 1982.

Krieger recorded his solo for the "America" remix earlier this year. You can check out all four remixes of "America" at Manzarek's YouTube channel. The videos also feature background information about the song and about Nite City.

In other news, Robby and his solo band will be playing a concert with special guests on Thursday, February 21, at The Village Studios in Los Angeles that will be taped for an upcoming episode of the PBS performance series Front and Center. Fans have the chance to win free tickets to the event at Front and Center's Facebook page.

Meanwhile, the Robby Krieger Band currently has two other concerts lined up, on March 1 in Houston and March 2 in Aguascalientes, Mexico.

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Courtesy of Lockn' FestivalThe initial lineup of the 2019 Lockn' Festival has been revealed, and among the artists confirmed to perform at the jam-heavy extravaganza are The Grateful Dead's Bob Weir, Chris Robinson Brotherhood, Phish's Trey Anastasio and ex-Allman Brothers Band members Derek Trucks and Oteil Burbridge.

The event is scheduled from August 22 to August 25 at Infinity Downs and Oak Ridge Farm in Arrington, Virginia.

Weir will headline the festival's final day with his current side group Wolf Bros, which features acclaimed producer/bassist Don Was and RatDog drummer Jay Lane. Trucks' wife and Tedeschi Trucks Band collaborator Susan Tedeschi will be their special guest for the set.

In addition, Bob will take part in Burbridge's Oteil & Friends performance on Saturday, August 24, that also will feature Devon Allman and Duane Betts, the respective sons of founding Allman Brothers members Gregg Allman and Dickey Betts. Devon and Duane's group, Allman Betts Band, also will perform that day.

Chris Robinson Brotherhood is part of the lineup of Lockn' fest's first day.

Anastasio will be joined by Trucks at a headlining set on Friday, August 23, while Tedeschi Trucks Band will welcome Trey for a headlining performance the next night.

Meanwhile, veteran rock-and-soul group The Chamber Brothers will team up with Moonalice -- a band featuring ex-Jefferson Starship bassist Pete Sears -- for a performance on the 23rd.

Other artists confirmed to play at this year's Lockn' include Gary Clark Jr., Edie Brickell & New Bohemians, Melvin Seals & JGB, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit, moe., St. Paul & The Broken Bones and Steel Pulse.

Tickets and multiple-day passes go on sale Saturday, February 16, at noon ET via, where you also can check out the full lineup.

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Credit: Allan Tannenbaum; Geffen Records/UMeAs the March 1 release of the new Tom Petty compilation The Best of Everything approaches, a previously unreleased track titled "For Real" that appears on the album has been made available as a digital single and via streaming services.

You also can listen to "For Real" now at Petty's official YouTube channel. The poignant autobiographical tune features Petty musing about his passion for music.

"I did it for real, would've done it for free," Tom sings in the song's chorus. "I did it for me, 'cause it was all that rang true...and I did it for you."

The Best of Everything is a career-spanning collection of songs that includes the late Petty's work with The Heartbreakers, Mudcrutch and as a solo artist. The 38-track album is available for pre-order as a two-CD set, a four-LP package on either black or clear vinyl, and a digital download.

Among the many well-known songs appearing on the retrospective are "Free Fallin'," "I Won't Back Down," "Don't Do Me Like That," "Listen to Her Heart," "Breakdown," "The Waiting," "Don't Come Around Here No More," "Refugee," "American Girl," "Here Comes My Girl," "I Need to Know," "Even the Losers," and Tom's unforgettable duet with Stevie Nicks, "Stop Draggin' My Heart Around."

The album also includes two unreleased tracks -- the aforementioned "For Real" and an alternate version of the 1985 Petty and the Heartbreakers tune "The Best of Everything." The latter recording was made available as a digital single last year when the compilation was first announced.

Petty's family and band mates helped curate The Best of Everything, fulfilling Tom's wish to release an album gathering together his strongest material from throughout his career.

Here's the compilation's full track list; all songs by Petty and the Heartbreakers unless otherwise noted:

Disc 1
"Free Fallin'" -- Petty solo
"Mary Jane's Last Dance"
"You Wreck Me"
"I Won't Back Down" -- Petty solo
"Saving Grace" -- Petty solo
"You Don't Know How It Feels" -- Petty solo
"Don't Do Me Like That"
"Listen to Her Heart"
"Walls (Circus)"
"The Waiting"
"Don't Come Around Here No More"
"Southern Accents"
"Angel Dream (No. 2)"
"I Should Have Known It"
"American Girl"
"The Best of Everything" (Alternate Version)*

Disc 2
"Wildflowers" -- Petty solo
"Learning to Fly"
"Here Comes My Girl"
"The Last DJ"
"I Need to Know"
"Scare Easy" -- Mudcrutch
"You Got Lucky"
"Runnin' Down a Dream" -- Petty solo
"American Dream Plan B"
"Stop Draggin' My Heart Around" (featuring Stevie Nicks)
"Trailer" -- Mudcrutch
"Into the Great Wide Open"
"Room at the Top"
"Square One" -- Petty solo
"Jammin' Me"
"Even the Losers"
"Hungry No More" -- Mudcrutch
"I Forgive It All" -- Mudcrutch
"For Real"*

* = previously unreleased.

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Wicked Cool Records/UMeA seven-LP vinyl box set and a two-disc Blu-ray collection featuring expanded versions of Soulfire Live!, the album capturing performances by E Street Band guitarist "Little Steven" Van Zandt and his side group The Disciples of Soul's 2017 tour, were released today.

Originally released in 2018 as a three-CD set, Soulfire Live! was recorded at various shows Van Zandt and the band played in the U.S. and Europe, and features renditions of a variety of originals and covers, as well as guest appearances by Bruce Springsteen, ex-Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora and J. Geils Band singer Peter Wolf.

The vinyl box set includes a bonus disc titled From Macca to Mecca! that features a London performance of the Beatles classic "I Saw Her Standing There" boasting a surprise appearance by Paul McCartney, plus a full 12-song Fab Four tribute set that Little Steven and his group played at the famed Cavern Club in Liverpool, U.K.

You can watch a video of McCartney joining Van Zandt and company at the London gig at Little Steven's official YouTube channel.

The Blu-ray set features video of all of the performances included in the box set, as well as interviews, behind-the-scenes footage and a documentary about the Cavern Club performance that includes footage of Little Steven being honored with a brick in the venue's Wall of Fame and clips of his band rehearsing for the gig.

"Playing in the same venue where The Beatles started their careers was a childhood dream of mine come true," says Van Zandt of the Cavern Club show. "This was a band that set me on course for a life of music. It was an honor -- no, make that an epiphany -- to perform there."

Here's the track list of the Soulfire Live! Blu-ray set:

Disc 1

Soulfire Live! Intro
Mike Stroller Intro
"Sweet Soul Music"
"I'm Coming Back"
"Blues Is My Business" Intro
"Blues Is My Business"
"Love on the Wrong Side of Town"
"Until the Good Is Gone" Intro
"Until the Good Is Gone"
"Angel Eyes"
"Some Things Just Don't Change"
"Saint Valentine's Day" Intro
"Saint Valentine's Day"
"Standing in the Line of Fire" Intro
"Standing in the Line of Fire"
"Saw the Light"
"The City Weeps Tonight" Intro
"The City Weeps Tonight"
"Down and Out in New York City"
"Princess of Little Italy" Intro
"Princess of Little Italy"
"Leonard Peltier"
"I Am a Patriot"
"Groovin' Is Easy"
"Ride the Night Away" Intro
"Ride the Night Away"
"Bitter Fruit"
"Checkpoint Charlie" Intro
"Checkpoint Charlie"
"I Don't Want to Go Home"
"Out of the Darkness" Intro
"Out of the Darkness"
End Credits

Disc 2
Soulfire Featurette

Bonus Tracks:
"Even the Losers"
"Can't Be So Bad" Intro
"Can't Be So Bad" -- featuring Moby Grape's Jerry Miller
"You Shook Me All Night Long"
"Working Class Hero"
"We Gotta Get Out of This Place"
"Can I Get a Witness -- featuring Richie Sambora
"It's Not My Cross to Bear"
"Freeze Frame" -- featuring Peter Wolf
"The Time of Your Life"
"Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out" -- featuring Bruce Springsteen
"I Don't Want to Go Home -- featuring Bruce Springsteen
"Merry Christmas (I Don't Want to Fight Tonight)"

From Macca to Mecca!
"I Saw Her Standing There" Intro
"I Saw Her Standing There -- featuring Paul McCartney
Cavern Club Featurette

Cavern Club Lunchtime Set:
Cavern Club Intro
"Magical Mystery Tour"
"Slow Down" Intro
"Slow Down"
"Some Other Guy"
"Soldier of Love" Intro
"Soldier of Love"
"Good Morning"
"Got to Get You into My Life"
"All You Need Is Love"

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Eagle Rock EntertainmentOn February 7, 2017, Journey played a special concert at Tokyo's famed Budokan arena showcasing the band's two most successful and beloved studio albums, 1981's Escape and 1983's Frontiers. Now, a video-and-audio collection capturing the full concert will be released March 29 as a DVD/two-CD set and Blu-ray/two-CD package.

Journey -- Live in Japan 2017: Escape Frontiers begins with a performance of Escape in its entirety, and also features the band playing every song from Frontiers except for "Troubled Child." The concert ends with renditions of the Escape B-side "La Raza del Sol" and the group's 1979 hit, "Lovin', Touchin', Squeezin'."

Escape is the only Journey album to reach #1 on the Billboard 200 and is the band's best-selling studio effort, having sold more than nine million copies in the U.S. Kicking off with the group's enduring anthem "Don't Stop Believin'," Escape's track list also features the hits "Who's Crying Now," "Still They Ride" and "Open Arms," and the classic rock radio staple "Stone In Love."

Frontiers peaked at #2 on the Billboard 200 and has sold six million copies in the U.S. The album's hit-packed track list features "Separate Ways (Worlds Apart)," "Faithfully," "After the Fall" and "Send Her My Love."

Journey's Tokyo concert featured the band's current lineup -- guitarist Neal Schon, keyboardist Jonathan Cain, drummer Steve Smith, bassist Ross Valory and singer Arnel Pineda. Check out a video trailer for the release at Eagle Rock Entertainment's official YouTube channel.

Here's the CD track list of Live in Japan 2017:

CD 1: Escape
"Don't Stop Believin'" Intro
"Don't Stop Believin'"
"Stone In Love"
"Who's Crying Now"
"Keep On Runnin'"
"Still They Ride"
"Lay It Down"
"Dead or Alive"
Neal Schon Guitar Solo
"Mother, Father"
Jonathan Cain Piano Solo
"Open Arms"

CD2: Frontiers
"Separate Ways" Intro
"Separate Ways (Worlds Apart)"
"Send Her My Love"
"Chain Reaction"
"After the Fall"
"Edge of the Blade"
Steve Smith Drum Solo
"Back Talk"

Extra songs:
"La Raza del Sol"
"Lovin', Touchin', Squeezin'"

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Credit: Ken SettleBob Seger and his Silver Bullet Band's Roll Me Away farewell tour just keeps rolling along. A dozen new U.S. dates have been added to the trek, which now extends through a June 6 and 8 stand in the Detroit suburb of Clarkston, Michigan.

Eight of the concerts will take place in May in various East Coast cities in South Carolina, Florida, North Carolina, Virginia, New Jersey and New York.

Tickets for most of the newly announced shows go on sale to the general public on Friday, February 22, at 10 a.m. local time, while tickets to the Clarkston dates will be available for purchase a day later. Members of Seger's fan club, the Bullet Club, will be able to buy pre-sale tickets starting Tuesday, February 19.

The Roll Me Away trek kicked off this past November. The 73-year-old Rock & Roll Hall of Famer and his band's next show takes place tonight, February 15, in Phoenix, Arizona.

Here are all of Seger and company's forthcoming tour dates:

2/15 -- Phoenix, AZ, Talking Stick Resort
2/17 -- Denver, CO, Pepsi Center
2/21 -- San Diego, CA, Viejas Arena
2/23 -- Inglewood, CA, The Forum
2/28 -- Sacramento, CA, Golden 1 Center
3/2 -- Las Vegas, NV, MGM Grand Garden
3/5 -- Albuquerque, NM, Tingley Coliseum
3/7 -- Austin, TX, Frank C. Erwin Special Events Center
3/9 -- Frisco, TX, Ford Center at The Star
3/12 -- Bossier City, LA, CenturyLink Center
3/15 -- Tampa, FL, Amalie Arena
3/17 -- Sunrise, FL, BB&T Center
4/30 -- Springfield, MO, JQH Arena*
5/2 -- The Woodlands, TX, The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
5/4 -- Tulsa, OK, BOK Center*
5/10 -- North Charleston, SC, North Charleston Coliseum*
5/12 -- Jacksonville, FL, Daily's Place*
5/16 -- Charlotte, NC, PNC Music Pavilion*
5/18 -- Virginia Beach, VA, Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater*
5/23 -- Raleigh, NC, Coastal Credit Union Music at Walnut Creek*
5/25 -- Bristow, VA, Jiffy Lube Live*
5/30 -- Wantagh, NY, Jones Beach Theater*
6/1 -- Holmdel, NJ, PNC Bank Arts Center*
6/6 -- Clarkston, MI, DTE Energy Music Theater*
6/8 -- Clarkston, MI, DTE Energy Music Theater*

= The Record Company
* = newly added show.

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Scott Robert Ritchie; Autumn de WildeRingo Starr is among the well-known musicians who have contributed to veteran indie-rocker Jenny Lewis' new solo album, On the Line, which will be released on March 22.

The former Beatles drummer, along with founding Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers keyboardist Benmont Tench and acclaimed producer/bassist Don Was, back Lewis throughout the record, including on a newly released track titled "Heads Gonna Roll" that premiered Wednesday at Jenny's official YouTube channel.

Starr, Tench and Was also are featured on the lead single of On the Line, "Red Bull & Hennessy," as is  veteran session drummer Jim Keltner.  That song was released digitally last month.

Those who pre-order On the Line will receive instant free downloads of both "Heads Gonna Roll" and "Red Bull & Hennessy."

Lewis is the former frontwoman of the popular indie band Rilo Kiley.

As previously reported, Ringo and his All Starr Band will launch their 2019 tour with a one-off U.S. show on March 21 in Valley Center, California. The group then will head to Japan for an early spring tour running from March 27 to April 11. Ringo and the All Starrs also have a North American summer trek scheduled from August 1 in Windsor, Canada, through a September 1 concert in Los Angeles. Visit for full details.

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Courtesy of DKC O&MThe Michael Jackson stage musical, Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough, has scrapped its pre-Broadway run in Chicago due to “scheduling difficulties” caused by the recent Actors’ Equity strike, Deadline reports.

The show was initially supposed to make its debut at Chicago’s James M. Nederlander Theatre on October 29, going through December 1. Now, it will be making its world premiere on Broadway in summer 2020. A developmental work session for the show will take place this fall in New York.

According to Deadline, the 33-day Equity strike, which ended on February 8, restricted union members from participating in the developmental labs for Broadway musicals.

The decision to cancel the pre-Broadway dates was announced by The Michael Jackson Estate and Columbia Live Stage, the producers of the musical.

Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough will be set behind-the-scenes in 1992, as Jackson rehearses for his Dangerous tour. The show will include more than 25 of Jackson's hits.

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Credit: Zack WhitfordAerosmith fans will have to wait a little bit longer to see the band get its star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. A ceremony to unveil the rock legends' marker had been scheduled to take place today at 11:30 a.m. PT, but the event was postponed because of "severe weather conditions," according to a statement from the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce.

The message adds, "We are currently working on another date to reschedule this special event. Stay tuned for the announcement of the new rescheduled date to celebrate Aerosmith with their well deserved 'Walk of Fame' Ceremony."

Meanwhile, frontman Steven Tyler has taken to his social media sites to post a humorous note of his own about the nixed event.


The band's star will be located at 6752 Hollywood Boulevard in front of Musicians Institute in Los Angeles. The plaque would have been the 2,657th star unveiled on the Walk of Fame.

Actress Sharon Stone was to have been a guest speaker at the event. The last time weather caused the postponement of a Walk of Fame ceremony was in 2009, when the unveiling of a star honoring Tim Conway had to be rescheduled.

As previously reported, Aerosmith will kick off its first-ever Las Vegas residency, dubbed Deuces Are Wild, on April 6 at Park Theater at the new Park MGM resort. Check out the band's full list of Vegas dates at

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Capitol Records/UMeAre you ready for a return trip to Egypt Station? Paul McCartney has unveiled plans to release a limited-edition deluxe version of his chart-topping 2018 studio album on May 10.

The Egypt Station: Traveller's Edition box set comes packaged in a vintage-style suitcase and features previously unreleased studio and live tracks, rarities and collectible memorabilia.

The deluxe set includes a black-vinyl two-LP version of Egypt Station housed in a concertina tri-fold sleeve and pressed on 180-gram vinyl; a bonus 180-gram blue-vinyl disc titled Egypt Station II that features three unreleased tracks, and four live performances of songs from the album that McCartney and his band played at special 2018 concerts in Liverpool, London and New York City; and CD and cassette versions of the record.

The package also features additional hidden songs, an HD Audio version of Egypt Station, a copy of a handwritten note from McCartney, an illustrated map, a travel journal boasting reproductions of Paul's handwritten lyrics, a puzzle, lithographs of two paintings by McCartney, postcards, train and baggage tickets, luggage stickers, playing cards and more.

Only 3,000 copies of this collection will be produced in a one-time-only pressing. The box set will be available for pre-order starting on Friday, February 15, at 9 a.m. ET. Fans who sign up via a link accessible at by tonight, February 14, at 9 p.m. ET will be emailed a special link to access the pre-order. The collection will be sold on a first come, first served basis. As of yet, no price has been mentioned.

In other news, McCartney is helping fans celebrate Valentine's Day by making available a special ecard at featuring his hit "My Love" that can be personalized and sent via email or your social media sites.

Here's a list of tracks featured in the Egypt Station: Traveller's Edition box set:

Egypt Station
"Opening Station"
"I Don't Know"
"Come On to Me"
"Happy with You"
"Who Cares"
"Fuh You"
"People Want Peace"
"Hand in Hand"
"Back in Brazil"
"Do It Now"
"Caesar Rock"
"Despite Repeated Warnings"
"Station II"
"Hunt You Down/Naked/Clink"

Egypt Station II
"Frank Sinatra's Party"
"Sixty Second Street"
"Who Cares" (Full Length)
"Come On to Me" (Live at Abbey Road Studios)
"Fuh You" (Live at The Cavern Club)
"Confidante" (Live at LIPA)
"Who Cares" (Live at Grand Central Station)

Other tracks include:
"Get Started"
"Nothing for Free"
"Get Enough"

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Record Store Day/Parlophone

David Bowie's 1973 covers collection Pin Ups will be reissued as a vinyl picture disc for Record Store Day on Saturday, April 13.

The 12-track album featured renditions of some of the rock legend's favorite songs from the British Invasion era, including The Who's "I Can't Explain" and "Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere," The Kinks' "Where Have All the Good Times Gone?," Pink Floyd's "See Emily Play," The Yardbirds' "Shapes of Things," and The Easybeats' "Friday on My Mind."

Pin Ups topped the U.K. albums chart while peaking at #23 in the U.S. The cover features a colorful photo of Bowie and British supermodel Twiggy posing together in theatrical makeup. The pic was taken by Twiggy's then-manager, Justin de Villeneuve, for Vogue magazine, but David convinced Justin to let him use it for the album cover.

The picture disc features the album cover photo on side one, with a side two photo of Bowie holding a saxophone, taken by famed photographer Mick Rock. The latter image was from the same session that yielded similar photos used for the original album's back cover insert.

Bowie co-produced Pin Ups with Ken Scott, with contributing musicians including three former Spiders from Mars members -- guitarist Mick Ronson, bassist Trevor Bolder and keyboardist Mike Garson -- as well as drummer Aynsley Dunbar.

Here's the Pin Ups track list, along with the British Invasion-era artists who'd previously recorded the songs:

Side 1
"Rosalyn" (The Pretty Things)
"Here Comes the Night" (Them)
"I Wish You Would" (The Yardbirds)
"See Emily Play" (Pink Floyd)
"Everything's Alright" (The Mojos)
"I Can't Explain" (The Who)

Side 2
"Friday on My Mind" (The Easybeats)
"Sorrow" (The Merseys)
"Don't Bring Me Down" (The Pretty Things)
"Shapes of Things" (The Yardbirds)
"Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere" (The Who)
"Where Have All the Good Times Gone?" (The Kinks)

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