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Andreas TerlaakNeil Diamond has announced that he must retire from touring, following a recent diagnosis of Parkinson's disease. 

Based on his doctors' advice, the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer has canceled the third leg of his 50th Anniversary tour, scheduled to arrive in Australia and New Zealand this March.  While the disease makes it difficult for Diamond to travel and perform, he'll still be able to write, record and get involved with new projects.

In a statement on his website, Diamond, 76, says, "It is with great reluctance and disappointment that I announce my retirement from concert touring. I have been so honored to bring my shows to the public for the past 50 years. My sincerest apologies to everyone who purchased tickets and were planning to come to the upcoming shows."

He added, "I plan to remain active in writing, recording and other projects for a long time to come. My thanks goes out to my loyal and devoted audiences around the world. You will always have my appreciation for your support and encouragement. This ride has been ‘so good, so good, so good’ thanks to you.”

On Wednesday, January 24, Diamond will turn 77.  On Sunday, he'll be honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 60th Annual Grammy ceremony.

Fans who purchased tickets for the tour via credit card or debit card will automatically receive full refunds.  Fans who bought tickets with cash will be contacted to arrange their refund.

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Roman RecordsAerosmith guitarist Joe Perry will return to his hometown of Boston this Thursday, January 25, for a special in-store signing session promoting his new solo album, Sweetzerland Manifesto. The event will take place at the Newbury Comics store on Newbury St. in Boston, and will begin at 6 p.m. ET.

To attend the event, fans must have a wristband, which will be handed out to those purchasing a copy of Sweetzerland Manifesto at the store. To receive an autograph from Perry, you must buy a CD.

As previously reported, the album, which was released on Friday, is a 10-track collection featuring nine songs written or co-written by Perry, as well as a cover of the 1960s protest anthem "Eve of Destruction."

Various guest artists contributed to the project, including Cheap Trick's Robin Zander, David Johansen, British blues-rock veteran Terry Reid, Joe's Hollywood Vampires band mate Johnny Depp and longtime Who touring drummer Zak Starkey.

Perry celebrated Sweetzerland Manifesto's release with a star-studded concert on January 16 at the Roxy Theatre in West Hollywood, California. Joe was joined at the show by Zander, Johansen, Reid, Depp, Guns N' Roses guitarist Slash, ex-Black Crowes singer Chris Robinson, Extreme frontman Gary Cherone and Stone Temple Pilots members Dean and Robert DeLeo, among others.

Speaking with Rolling Stone at the concert, Perry revealed that Hollywood Vampires, which also features Alice Cooper, will begin recording a new album this month. The supergroup has a 2018 European tour that's scheduled to run from a May 28 concert in Moscow through a July 8 show in Rome. The band also is expected to eventually announce some U.S. gigs.

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The Revolution (Ron Harris)Music fans will have a number of live performances to look forward leading up to this year's Super Bowl LII on Sunday, February 4, in Minneapolis.

A free, 10-day festival called Super Bowl LIVE is set to feature food, fun, and appearances from artists such as Prince's backing bands The Revolution and New Power Generation, award-winning songwriting and production duo Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, and Sheila E. 

Also included on the bill are New Power SoulMint Condition, and Mint Condition's lead singer and studio drummer Stokley Williams, vocal and instrumental ensemble Sounds of Blackness and musical family The Steeles

Super Bowl LIVE is set to take place at the Nicollet Mall in downtown Minneapolis from January 26 to February 4. 

For information on tickets and dates for each live show, free and open to the public, check out

The Super Bowl will take place February 4 at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis and air on NBC.  

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Credit: Penny LancasterRod Stewart used to live the sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll lifestyle, but these days, he's a super-strict dad who's come up with some creative ways of punishing his kids for not doing what they're told.

Stewart's wife, Penny Lancaster, tells the British paper The Daily Mail, "If [Rod's adult daughters Kimberly and Ruby] bring their dogs into the house and they don't clean up after them, he has been known to put the poo under their car seats. Rod obsesses about keeping the house in order."

As for their two sons, 12-year-old Alastair and six-year-old Aiden, Penny says, "The boys have an Xbox room on which [Rod] has put a lock and a cardboard sign which will say things like, 'No entry. You left the lights on' or 'You've been rude to Mummy.'"

Lancaster also says that the 73-year-old rock legend is "a very hands-on dad," adding, "He changed the boys' [diapers], he does the school run after a year of coming with me so he knew what to do. The boys love it because he will pick them up in a Lamborghini or a Ferrari."

Penny's relationship with Rod must be working: Last year, they marked their 10th anniversary with a special party at which they renewed their vows. She tells the paper, "He wanted to renew our vows after two years, then after five years, but I wanted to wait until we'd got to 10. I'm now his wife from his longest marriage and I'm also the oldest woman he's ever been with." Lancaster will turn 47 in March.

Prior to his marriage to Penny, Rod was married twice, first to Alana Hamilton and then to Rachel Hunter. Overall, he has eight children with five different women.

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Daniel Knighton/Getty ImagesLongtime Chicago drummer Tris Imbolden has resigned from the band, and the group also has revealed additional lineup changes.

In a lengthy Facebook post, Imbolden, who replaced original Chicago drummer Danny Seraphine in 1990, explains that his decision to leave the band came "after many sleepless nights and much soul searching."

He explains, "I realize the great honor I was given to have played drums with this incredible band for quite nearly three decades, however, at this point in my life I no longer want to commit to 9 to 10 months out of every year being on the road. This in no small way is because I have finally found and married the love of my life, Mary, and I want to share more of my life with her."

Imbolden also points out that he isn't retiring from playing music, and he's "in negotiations with a major artist right now that will require much less time away from home and loved ones."

Chicago reports that the band's percussionist, Walfredo Reyes Jr., will take over on drums.

Meanwhile, singer/bassist Jeff Coffey, who officially replaced Jason Scheff in Chicago in October 2016, has also exited the group. In his place, Neil Donell has been welcomed as the band's high-tenor vocalist, while Brett Simons has become the new bass player. Donell had been an occasional guest vocalist with Chicago, while Simons previously has played with Brian Wilson, Melissa Etheridge and Fiona Apple.

Regarding Imbolden, Chicago says, "We are fortunate to have known him and grateful to have shared the stage with him these many years. He has been a great friend and band mate."

Chicago will begin a nine-date Las Vegas residency at The Venetian Theatre on February 7. Here are all of the band's upcoming tour dates:

2/7, 9-10 -- Las Vegas, NV, The Venetian Theatre
2/11 -- Santa Barbara, CA, Arlington Theater
2/14, 16-17 -- Las Vegas, NV, The Venetian Theatre
2/18 -- Thousand Oaks, CA, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza
2/21, 23-24 -- Las Vegas, NV, The Venetian Theatre
3/9 -- Dubuque, IA, Five Flags Center
3/11 -- Columbia, MO, Jesse Auditorium
3/13 -- Park City, KS, Hartman Arena
3/14 -- Tulsa, OK, Paradise Cove at River Spirit Casino Resort
3/16 -- Baton Rouge, LA, River Center Performing Arts Theater
3/17 -- Thackerville, OK, Winstar Casino
3/18 -- Amarillo, TX, Amarillo Civic Center
3/20 -- Colorado Springs, CO, Pikes Peak Center
3/25 -- Tucson, AZ, Tucson Music Hall
3/27 -- Albuquerque, NM, Kiva Auditorium
3/28 -- El Paso, TX, Plaza Theatre Performing Arts Center
3/30 -- San Antonio, TX, Majestic Theatre
3/31 -- Sugar Land, TX, Smart Financial Centre
5/8 -- Huntsville, AL, Von Braun Center
5/9 -- Mobile, AL, Saenger Theatre Mobile
5/11 -- New Orleans, LA, Saenger Theatre New Orleans
5/12 -- Alexandria, LA, Rapides Parish Coliseum
5/13 -- North Little Rock, AR, Verizon Arena
5/15 -- Memphis, TN, Orpheum Theatre
5/16 -- Chattanooga, TN, Tivoli Theatre
5/18 -- Tallahassee, FL, Donald L. Tucker County Civic Center
5/19 -- Savannah, GA, Johnny Mercer Theater
5/20 -- Asheville, NC, Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
5/22 -- Charleston, WV, Charleston Municipal Auditorium
5/23 -- Knoxville, TN, The Tennessee Theater

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Mick Rock/Wolfson Entertainment; ABC/Randy HolmesRock & Roll Hall of Famers Daryl Hall & John Oates are teaming up with Train for a summer tour that gets underway May 1 in Sacramento, California, and is right now to scheduled to wrap up August 11 in Seattle.

What's the connection between the two acts?  A few years ago, Train was a guest on Daryl Hall's Live from Daryl's House series. A few years after that, John Oates was a guest on Train's Sail Across the Sun Tour.

Train frontman Pat Monahan tweeted, "After being a fan of @realdarylhall & @JohnOates my entire life, we now get to go on a co-headline tour together!." 

He added, "This is going to be a career highlight for all of us in Train & a show that you won’t want to miss! Speaking of the show, not only do you get to see us perform separate sets, but each night we’ll be joining forces & playing a set together to close the show out!"

"This is going to be a tour filled with fun as well as great music," Daryl told Rolling Stone in a statement.  John told the publication, "Looking forward to an amazing tour with our buddies from Train and seeing all our fans around the country in 2018."

A pre-sale starts tomorrow at 10 a.m. for members of Hall & Oates' AAC fan club, and those who sign up for Train's mailing list at by 6 p.m. ET tonight.

The general on sale starts next Monday, January 29, at 10 a.m. local time.  Atlanta, Tampa, Fort Lauderdale and Orlando dates go on sale at noon.

Here are the tour dates:

5/1 -- Sacramento, CA, Golden 1 Center
5/4 -- San Jose, CA, SAP Center
5/6 -- Anaheim, CA, Honda Center
5/8 -- Salt Lake City, UT, Vivint Smart Home Arena
5/10 -- Denver, CO, Pepsi Center
5/12 -- St. Louis, MO, Scottrade Center
5/16 -- St. Paul, MN, Xcel Energy Center
5/18 -- Chicago, IL, United Center
5/20 -- Detroit, MI, Little Caesars Arena
5/22 -- Cleveland, OH, Quicken Loans Arena
5/24 -- Columbus, OH, Nationwide Arena
6/5 -- Toronto, ON, Canada, Air Canada Centre
6/7 -- Boston, MA, Xfinity Center
6/9 -- Pittsburgh, PA, PPG Paints Arena
6/11 -- Washington, DC, Capitol One Arena
6/14 -- New York, NY, Madison Square Garden
6/18 -- Charlotte, NC, Spectrum Center
6/20 -- Duluth, GA, Infinite Energy Center
6/22 -- Tampa, FL, Amalie Arena
6/24 -- Ft. Lauderdale, FL, BB&T Center
6/26 -- Orlando, FL, Amway Center
6/28 -- New Orleans, LA, Smoothie King Center
6/30 -- Nashville, TN, Bridgestone Arena
7/13 -- Montreal, QC, Canada, Bell Centre
7/15 -- Grand Rapids, MI, Van Andel Arena
7/18 -- Omaha, NE, CenuryLink Center
7/20 -- Kansas City, MO, Sprint Center
7/22 -- Oklahoma City, OK, Chesapeake Energy Arena
7/24 -- Dallas, TX, American Airlines Center
7/26 -- Houston, TX, Toyota Center
7/28 -- Austin, TX, Frank Erwin Center
7/31 -- Inglewood, CA, The Forum
8/4 -- San Diego, CA, Viejas Arena
8/7 -- Oakland, CA, Oracle Arena
8/9 -- Portland, OR, Moda Center
8/11 -- Seattle, WA, KeyArena

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ParlophoneThe remastered versions of five David Bowie albums that were part of the 2017 box set A New Career in a New Town (1977–1982) will be issued as standalone releases on February 23.

The titles -- 1977's Low and Heroes, 1979's Lodger, 1980's Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps) and the expanded 2017 addition of the 1978 live album Stage -- will be available on CD, on 180-gram vinyl and digitally.

This marks the first time since 1991 that the five albums will be officially available separately on vinyl.

Low, Heroes and Lodger are known as Bowie's "Berlin Trilogy," since much of the material on the albums was written while David was living in the German city. The records were co-produced by Bowie and Tony Visconti and included major contributions from electronic music whiz Brian Eno.

Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps) features such memorable tunes as "Fashion" and "Ashes to Ashes." The latter song is a sequel of sorts to Bowie's early hit "Space Oddity."

Stage was recorded at several U.S. concerts during the spring of 1978, and features live versions of many well-known Bowie tunes. The 2017 mix includes two bonus tracks and a previously unreleased original mix.

The albums are available for pre-order now at Amazon. Visit to check out the full track lists.

A New Career in a New Town (1977–1982) was released in September 2017, and was the third in a series of expansive Bowie box sets, following 2015's Five Years (1969-1973) and 2016's Who Can I Be Now? (1974-1976).

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Credit: Ross HalfinOn Friday, Def Leppard made its entire catalog available worldwide on all major streaming and download platforms, while also announcing a major North American co-headlining tour with Journey that kicks off May 21 in Hartford, Connecticut.

Explaining why Def Leppard took so long to join the digital party, frontman Joe Elliott tells ABC Radio, "Our [record] deal was so old, there was no digital when we signed [it in] 1979. So…it was in a black hole and needed sorting out."

He adds, "What we needed to do was get all our ducks in a row and make sure that the whole thing came out all in one go. We didn't want it coming out in dribs and drabs, different labels all fighting over who owns what. So…those things take time…And then we held it off for this year because we wanted to make a big announcement with this tour."

The group's digital catalog spans from 1979's The Def Leppard EP through the band's 2015 self-titled studio album, and includes the Diamond-certified classics Pyromania and Hysteria. Def Leppard also has made available a special digital-only archival EP called The Lost Session.

"[It's] a six-track session that we did in 2007 or 2008 that we never broadcast," Elliott notes. "I found it sitting around on my shelf and went, 'Well, we might as well put this in there too.'"

Meanwhile, Elliot tells ABC Radio that he's excited to hit the road again with Journey, with whom Def Leppard previously toured in 2006.

"Well, you're looking at two bands that were literal hit factories," he declares. "So, you put the two together and it's rock 'n' roll heaven, really, for a fan."

Here's the full list of Def Leppard releases now available digitally:

The Def Leppard EP (1979)
On Through the Night (1980)
High 'n' Dry (1981)
Pyromania (1983)
Hysteria (1987)
Adrenalize (1992)
Retro Active (1993)
Vault (1995)
Slang (1996)
Euphoria (1999)
X (2002)
Yeah! (2006)
Songs from the Sparkle Lounge (2008)
Mirror Ball -- Live & More (2011)
Def Leppard (2015)
The Lost Session EP (2018)

Here's the track list of The Lost Session:

"Let It Go"
"Rock On"
"When Love and Hate Collide"
"Bringin' On the Heartbreak"

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Credit: Trisha CampoOriginal Beach Boys member Al Jardine has lined up a series of solo tour dates that will feature the surf-rock legend playing some of his band's classic songs and solo material, while also discussing highlights from the group's history.

Jardine's trek, dubbed "A Postcard from California -- From the Very First Song with a Founding Member of The Beach Boys," gets underway with a January 23-24 stand in Minneapolis.  It's currently mapped out through a four-date engagement, June 7-10, in Park City, Utah.

Joining Al onstage will be his son Matt, who's also been singing with his dad on Beach Boys mastermind Brian Wilson's Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour.

Al's Storytellers-style performance will cover his whole musical career, from The Beach Boys' first single, "Surfin'," through his 2010 solo album, A Postcard from California. The shows also will offer a multimedia presentation featuring rare video footage and photos.

In addition to his solo concerts, Jardine will perform at the 2018 dates on Wilson's long-running Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour, kicking off May 7 in Washington, D.C., and scheduled through a May 20 show in Pompano Beach, Florida.

Here are all of Jardine's solo dates:

1/23 -- Minneapolis, MN, The Dakota
1/24 -- Minneapolis, MN, The Dakota
1/29 -- Phoenix, AZ, Musical Instrument Museum
1/30 -- Phoenix, AZ, Musical Instrument Museum
2/17 -- San Luis Obispo, CA, Clark Center
3/26 -- Atlanta, GA, City Winery
3/27 -- Annapolis, MD, Rams Head on Stage
3/29 -- Plymouth, NH, Flying Monkey
3/30 -- Beverly, MA, Cabot Theatre
3/31 -- New York, NY, City Winery
4/7 -- Santa Cruz, CA, Rio Theatre
4/8 -- San Francisco, CA, The Chapel
4/12 -- San Juan Capistrano, CA, The Coach House
4/13 -- Big Bear, CA, The Cave
6/7 -- Park City, UT, Egyptian Theatre
6/8 -- Park City, UT, Egyptian Theatre
6/9 -- Park City, UT, Egyptian Theatre
6/10 -- Park City, UT, Egyptian Theatre

And here are Wilson's confirmed shows:

5/7 -- Washington, D.C., The Kennedy Center
5/10 -- Nashville, TN, Schermerhorn Symphony
5/11 -- Nashville, TN, Schermerhorn Symphony
5/12 -- Nashville, TN, Schermerhorn Symphony
5/15 -- North Charleston, SC, North Charleston Performing Arts Center
5/16 -- Augusta, GA, Bell Auditorium
5/18 -- Clearwater, FL, Ruth Eckerd Hall
5/19 -- Viera, FL, Space Coast Daily Park
5/20 -- Pompano Beach, FL, Pompano Beach Amphitheater

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Ollie Millington/RedfernsJim Rodford, who played bass for The Kinks, Argent and the most recent incarnation of The Zombies, has died. He was 76.  The news was announced by Rodford's cousin, Zombies and Argent member Rod Argent, on The Zombies' Facebook page.

"It is with deep sadness that I learned this morning that my dear cousin and lifelong friend, Jim Rodford, died this morning after a fall on the stairs. More details are not yet known about the exact cause of death," wrote Argent.

While Rodford, via Argent, was very involved with the Zombies' career in its early years, he wasn't actually a member of the band. In 1969, following the Zombies' breakup, Argent and and Rodford co-founded the band Argent, best known for the hit "Hold Your Head Up." 

Rodford then played bass with The Kinks from 1978 to their split in 1996.  During that time, The Kinks scored some of their biggest American hits, such as "Better Things," "Destroyer" and "Come Dancing."

Argent writes, "When [Zombies lead singer] Colin [Blunstone] and I put together our second [Zombies] incarnation in late 1999, our first phone call was to Jim. He gave us absolutely unflagging commitment, loyalty and unbelievable energy for eighteen years, and our gratitude is beyond measure."

He concludes, "Jim was a wonderful person, loved by everybody. When Colin and I, shocked and hardly able to talk, shared the news this morning, Colin said ''I've never heard anyone say a bad word about him...' He will be unbelievably missed. Goodnight and God Bless dear friend."

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Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagicTom Petty's family has revealed that the rock legend died of an accidental drug overdose. A joint statement from Tom's widow Dana and daughter Adria posted on his official website and social media pages reports that the medical examiner informed them Friday morning that Petty's death was due to an overdose "as a result of taking a variety of medications."

The message explains, "Unfortunately Tom's body suffered from many serious ailments including emphysema, knee problems and most significantly a fractured hip. Despite this painful injury he insisted on keeping his commitment to his fans and he toured for 53 dates with a fractured hip and, as he did, it worsened to a more serious injury. On the day he died he was informed his hip had graduated to a full on break and it is our feeling that the pain was simply unbearable and was the cause for his over use of medication."

Dana and Adria also point out that, prior to being informed of the medical examiner's findings, the family was aware that Tom had been prescribed various pain medications -- including Fentanyl patches -- for his health issues, and they "feel confident" that his passing was indeed "an unfortunate accident."

The Petty family notes that Tom's cause of death likely will prompt "a further discussion on the opioid crisis and we feel that it is a healthy and necessary discussion and we hope in some way this report can save lives."

Dana and Adria add, "On a positive note we now know for certain he went painlessly and beautifully exhausted after doing what he loved the most, for one last time, performing live with his unmatchable rock band for his loyal fans."

Petty died October 2, 2017, a week after he and The Heartbreakers finished their 40th anniversary tour.

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Credit: Kevin MazurShortly after announcing his 100th career show at New York's Madison Square Garden, Billy Joel has now added two stadium dates to his tour schedule.

The Piano Man will perform at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri -- the first concert held at the home of the Kansas City Royals in 39 years. That show is scheduled for September 21; tickets go on sale Friday, January 26, at 10 a.m. CT at

Meanwhile, Joel will return July 27 to Citizens Bank Park, home of the Philadelphia Phillies. With that show, Billy will hold the record for the most-ever live performances by any artist in the stadium's history -- seven -- and he'll be the first artist ever to perform there for five straight years.

As such, Joel will be honored with an honorary Phillies contract, something that only players and coaches have received in the past. He'll receive it from Phillies manager Gabe Kapler and the team's vice president and general manager, Matt Klenak, the day of the concert.

Tickets for the Philly show go on sale to the general public starting January 26 at 10 a.m. ET via Ticketmaster. Citi card members can buy tickets starting this Monday, January 22, at 10 a.m.

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Rhino EntertainmentThe Eagles have settled a trademark-infringement lawsuit they launched last year against a hotel in Todos Santos, Mexico, called the Hotel California, Billboard reports.  The hotel, of course shares its name with the band's chart-topping 1977 album and song. 

A joint dismissal of the suit, which had charged the hotel with falsely implying that it was associated with the Eagles, was filed Wednesday in the U.S. District Court in Los Angeles. That same day, the hotel's request to permanently drop its bid for a trademark application was accepted by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Attorneys for the band and the hotel both confirmed that the lawsuit had been dropped by mutual agreement. The hotel's lawyer tells Billboard, "The Hotel California and its affiliates will continue using the name, service mark and trademark 'Hotel California' in Mexico...The Hotel and its affiliates continue to own some 28 valid Mexican trademark registrations for the mark 'Hotel California' and variants."

The lawsuit, which was filed in May 2017, claimed that, using advertising geared to U.S. customers, the hotel falsely suggested that it was the inspiration for the classic Eagles song. The suit also noted that the hotel plays "Hotel California" and other Eagles tunes on its grounds, and sells T-shirts "that refer to the hotel as 'legendary,'" as well as a variety of other "Hotel California"-branded merchandise.

Reps for the hotel, which first opened in 1950 is located at the tip of Baja California, insisted that they weren't trying mislead tourists regarding an association with the band.

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Jason Merritt/Getty ImagesWhile the future of Rush has been in question for the past couple years, Alex Lifeson has pretty much put the proverbial final nail in the band's coffin. In a new column for Canada's The Globe and Mail newspaper, the guitarist writes that the Rock & Roll Hall of Famers are "basically done."

The beginning of the end for Rush came in 2015, when drummer Neil Peart stated he would no longer tour due to his chronic tendinitis. At the time, Peart told Drumhead magazine, "Like all athletes, there comes a time to… take yourself out of the game."

Now, in a new first-person piece for The Globe and Mail, Lifeson seems to confirm that the band is officially over.  He writes, "It's been a little over two years since Rush last toured. We have no plans to tour or record any more. We're basically done. After 41 years, we felt it was enough.”

But in the same article, Lifeson claims, "I've actually been busier lately than I have been in a while."

"I'm writing a lot. I'm writing on four or five different little projects," he reveals. "I get these requests to do guitar work with other people...I get to be as creative as I want to be and I can work a little outside of the box."

Lifeson also says he’s been writing a column for the Toronto newspaper West End Phoenix and recently filmed a small role in the new Canadian TV comedy Crawford.

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Credit: Randee St. NicholasREO Speedwagon has postponed all of its concerts scheduled this month and in February because frontman Kevin Cronin needs to undergo an unspecified medical procedure.

"Hi friends, there are times in life when our bodies send us messages that we can't ignore & this is one of those times," Cronin, 66, wrote recently on the band's official website. "Fortunately for me, it is nothing life-threatening. I need a routine procedure, which is so simple it can be performed by a robot. R2D2 is busy saving the universe, but I understand there is another highly qualified robotic surgeon who works here in Los Angeles. My doctor says I will be good as new."

Cronin adds, "I am deeply disappointed that I have to ask the greatest fans in rock 'n' roll to change their plans. All I can do is ask for your understanding and I truly appreciate your support. The new dates will be announced as soon as possible…"

The veteran rockers will return to action in March, starting with a March 8 headlining concert in Joliet, Illinois  -- which was rescheduled from January 12 -- and leading into the group's previously announced U.S. spring tour with Styx and ex-Eagles guitarist Don Felder.  That trek is mapped out from a March 13 concert in Duluth, Minnesota, through an April 15 show in Charleston, South Carolina.

Here are all of REO Speedwagon's confirmed 2018 dates:

3/8 -- Joliet, IL, Rialto Square Theatre*@
3/9 -- Bowler, WI, North Star Mohican Casino Resort*$
3/11 -- Green Bay, WI, Hurricane Relief Concert for the Red Cross**
3/13 -- Duluth, MN, Amsoil Arena
3/14 -- Bismarck, ND, Bismarck Event Center
3/16 -- Brookings, SD, Swiftel Center
3/17 -- Moline, IL, TaxSlayer Center
3/19 -- Grand Rapids, MI, Van Andel Arena
3/20 -- Saginaw, MI, Dow Event Center Arena
3/21 -- Evansville, IN, Ford Center
3/23 -- Cape Girardeau, MO, Show Me Center - SMSU
3/24 -- Springfield, MO, JQH Arena#
3/25 -- Park City, KS, Hartman Arena
4/4 -- Charlottesville, VA, John Paul Jones Arena
4/6 -- Huntington, WV, Big Sandy Superstore Arena
4/7 -- Greenville, SC, Bon Secours Arena
4/8 -- Tuscaloosa, AL, Tuscaloosa Amphitheatre
4/10 -- North Little Rock, AR, Verizon Arena
4/11 -- Lafayette, LA, Cajun Dome
4/13 -- Orlando, FL, Hard Rock Live*
4/14 -- Orange Beach, AL, The Wharf Amphitheater
4/15 -- North Charleston, SC, North Charleston Coliseum
5/11 -- Wendover, NV, Peppermill Concert Hall*
8/4 -- Malone, NY, Franklin County Fair*

And here's a list of REO's postponed dates that haven't been rescheduled yet:

1/19 -- Mahnomen, MN, Shooting Star Casino
1/20 -- New Town, ND, 4 Bears Casino Events Center
1/21 -- Deadwood, SD, Deadwood Mountain Grand Hotel & Casino
1/24 -- Rockford, IL, Coronado Performing Arts Center
1/26 -- Harris, MI, Island Resort & Casino
1/27 -- Harris, MI, Island Resort & Casino
1/28 -- Detroit, MI, MotorCity Casino Hotel
2/8 -- Champaign, IL, Virginia Theatre
2/9 -- New Buffalo, MI, Four Winds Casino Resort - Silver Creek Event Center
2/10 -- Elizabeth, IN, Horseshoe Southern Indiana
2/22 -- Mankato, MN, Verizon Wireless Center
2/23 -- Altoona, IA, Prairie Meadows
2/24 -- Grand Island, NE, Heartland Events Center

* = REO Speedwagon only
= with Styx and Felder
# = with Styx
** = with 38 Special
@ = rescheduled from 1/12
$ = rescheduled from 1/13.

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Design by Steve StanleyAn expanded lineup has been unveiled for the previously announced Buffalo Springfield tribute show featuring an appearance by original band member Richie Furay that's scheduled for Saturday, February 17, at the Alex Theatre in Glendale, California. Among the artists joining Furay and the event's house band, The Wild Honey Orchestra, will be Cars guitarist Elliot Easton, The Monkees' Micky Dolenz, The Cowsills' Susan Cowsill and The Motels' Martha Davis.

Other musicians on the bill include and Brian Wilson's longtime musical director Darian Sahanaja, Carlene Carter, famous session vocalist Claudia Lennear, ex-Fairport Convention singer Iain Matthews and many others.

The Wild Honey Orchestra is a rotating collective of Los Angeles-area musicians who've taken part in several star-packed tribute shows during the last few years to raise money for Autism Think Tank, a non-profit organization that brings together top specialists via an online conference to work on solutions to issues faced by young people with autism.

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Steve Jennings/WireImageOn Thursday, Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee tweeted an update on the film adaptation of the group's biography, The Dirt - Confessions of the World's Most Notorious Rock Band.

He wrote, “Hey kids! Good news!!! The Motley Crüe movie “The Dirt” has begun pre production! Starts shooting in Feb! Here we go!!!”

Also on Thursday, Variety reported that rapper and actor Machine Gun Kelly has been signed to play Tommy Lee. 

Jeff Tremaine, director and producer of the Jackass movies, is directing. The script was written by Rich Wilkes and Tom Kapinos. Motley Crue is co-producing the film.

Based on the 2001 autobiography, co-written with Neil Strauss, the film will follow Motley’s rise during the ’80s scene on Sunset Strip and promises to pull no punches.

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Brian Rasic/WireImage; Photo by C Flanigan/FilmMagicThat rumored Def Leppard/Journey co-headlining tour is on.

Def Leppard announced the tour late Thursday night.  The 58-city, North American, stadium and arena trek will start in Hartford, Connecticut, on May 21 and run though an October 6 date in the Los Angeles suburb of Inglewood, California.

Tickets go on sale Saturday, February 3, at 10 a.m. local venue time via

After the shows with Journey are over, Def Leppard will be embarking on a special U.K. tour with Cheap Trick during which the band will be playing it's classic 1987 album Hysteria in its entirety.   Those dates run from a December 1 show in Dublin, Ireland, through a December 17 show in Birmingham, England.

But wait...there's more!  Def Leppard also announced on Thursday that the band's entire catalog, long missing from digital media, will be available starting Friday on all the major streaming and download platforms.

Here are the newly announced dates for the Def Leppard/Journey tour:

5/21 -- Hartford, CT, XL Center
5/23 -- Albany, NY, Times Union Center
5/25 -- Hershey, PA, Hershey Park Stadium
5/26 -- Buffalo, NY, Key Bank Center
5/28 -- Cleveland, OH, Quicken Loans Arena
5/30 -- Cincinnati, OH, US Bank Arena
6/1 -- Toronto, ON, Canada, Rogers Center
6/2 -- Pittsburgh, PA, PPG Arena
6/5 -- Raleigh, NC, PNC Arena
6/6 -- Knoxville, TN, Thompson-Boling
6/8 -- Bristow, VA, Jiffy Lube Live
6/9 -- Charlotte, NC, Spectrum Center
6/11 -- Philadelphia, PA, Wells Fargo Center
6/13 -- New York, NY, Madison Square Garden
6/15 -- Newark, NJ, Prudential Center
6/16 -- Baltimore, MD, Royal Farms Arena
7/1 -- Atlanta, GA, Sun Trust Park
7/3 -- Indianapolis, IN, Ruoff Home Mortgage Pavilion
7/4 -- Milwaukee, WI, Summerfest
7/6 -- Memphis, TN, FedEx Forum
7/7 -- Little Rock, AR, Verizon Arena
7/9 -- Tulsa, OK, BOK Center
7/11 -- Louisville, KY, KFC Yum Center
7/13 -- Detroit, MI, Comerica Park
7/14 -- Chicago, IL, Wrigley Field
7/16 -- Wichita, KS, InTrust Bank Arena
7/18 -- Sioux Falls, SD, Denny Sanford Premier Center
7/19 -- Lincoln, NE, Pinnacle Bank Arena
7/21 -- Denver, CO, Coors Field
7/23 -- Des Moines, IA, Wells Fargo Arena
7/25 -- Kansas City, MO, Spirit Center
7/27 -- Minneapolis, MN, Target Field
7/28 -- Fargo, ND, Fargo Dome
8/11 -- Boston, MA, Fenway Park
8/13 -- Virginia Beach, VA, Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
8/15 -- Columbia, SC, Colonial Life Arena
8/17 -- Ft. Lauderdale, FL, BB&T Center
8/18 -- Tampa, FL, Amalie Arena
8/20 -- Birmingham, AL, Legacy Arena at BJCC
8/22 -- Columbus, OH, Schottenstein Center
8/24 -- St. Louis, MO, Bush Stadium
8/25 -- Nashville, TN, Bridgestone Arena
8/27 -- New Orleans, LA, Smoothie King Center
8/29 -- Dallas, TX, American Airlines Center
8/31 -- San Antonio, TX, AT&T Center
9/1 -- Houston TX, Toyota Center
9/5 -- Albuquerque, NM, Isleta Amphitheater
9/7 -- Phoenix, AZ, Talking Stick Arena
9/8 -- Las Vegas, NV, T-Mobile Arena
9/21 -- San Francisco, CA, AT&T Park
9/23 -- San Diego, CA, Petco Field
9/25 -- Salt Lake City, UT, Vivint Smart Home Arena
9/26 -- Boise, ID, Idaho Center Arena
9/28 -- Portland, OR, Moda Center
9/29 -- George, WA, The Gorge
10/1 -- Vancouver, BC, Canada, Rogers Arena
10/4 -- Sacramento, CA, Golden One Center
10/6 -- Inglewood, CA, The Forum

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Courtesy of AXS TVDan Rather will be chatting with a whole lotta music stars on the sixth season of his AXS TV series The Big Interview -- including Led Zeppelin singer Robert Plant.

The new season premieres Tuesday, March 13, at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT with an episode featuring Plant. He chats with Rather about growing up in post-World War II England, his feelings about some of Led Zeppelin's most famous songs, the 1977 death of his five-year-old son and how his approach to singing has changed over the course of his career.

Other artists slated to appear on new installments of the talk show include The Doors' John Densmore and Robby Krieger, John Mellencamp, Styx and Eddie Money. Money and his family members are also featured on a new AXS TV reality series called Easy Money that premieres on April 8.

Here are the air dates and guests for all of the confirmed upcoming episodes of The Big Interview:

3/13 -- Robert Plant
3/20 -- The Doors' John Densmore and Robby Krieger
3/27 -- Eddie Money
4/3 -- Shania Twain
4/10 -- Billy Ray Cyrus
4/17 -- Styx
4/24 -- John Mellencamp
5/1 -- The Oak Ridge Boys

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Credit: Alex HugganJoe Perry's new solo album, Sweetzerland Manifesto, gets released Friday. Perry celebrated the album's arrival with a star-studded concert this past Tuesday at the Roxy Theatre in West Hollywood, California, that included unannounced appearances from Slash and Johnny Depp.

At different points in the show, Perry was joined by the guest vocalists who contributed to Sweetzerland Manifesto -- British blues-rock veteran Terry Reid, David Johansen and Cheap Trick's Robin Zander.

Joe's backing group for the evening included Stone Temple Pilots' Dean and Robert DeLeo on guitar and bass, respectively, and Extreme singer Gary Cherone, who took on Steven Tyler's parts on the Aerosmith material that was played early in the concert.

Black Crowes frontman Chris Robinson also was on hand to sing "Fortunate One," a tune that wasn't recorded in time to make it onto the album's initial release, but will be included on a deluxe vinyl version due out later.

Depp, who executive-produced Sweetzerland Manifesto and played drums on one track, sat in on rhythm guitar for part of the set.

The concert ended with a pair of songs that Aerosmith famously covered -- The Beatles' "Come Together" and the 1950s blues gem "Train Kept A Rollin'." For "Come Together," Zander, Reid, Robinson and Cherone took turns on lead vocals. Slash joined Perry and company for the finale, which reports ended with Joe smashing his guitar.

"Everything was screaming; the amps were going. I didn't know what else to do," Joe told the magazine after the show. "All of a sudden my guitar was in pieces."

As previously reported, Sweetzerland Manifesto is a 10-track collection featuring nine songs written or co-written by Perry, as well as a cover of the 1960s protest anthem "Eve of Destruction."

Here's the set list from Joe's album-release show:

"Let the Music Do the Talking"
"Toys in the Attic"
"Pandora's Box"
"Shakin' My Cage"
"I'll Do Happiness" -- with Terry Reid
"Sick & Tired" -- with Terry Reid
"Won't Let Me Go" -- with Terry Reid
"Fortunate One" -- with Chris Robinson
"Spanish Sushi"
"Eve of Destruction" -- with Johnny Depp
"I Wanna Roll" -- with David Johansen and Johnny Depp
"I'm Goin' Crazy" -- with David Johansen
"Countryside Blvd." -- with Robin Zander
"Aye, Aye, Aye" -- with Robin Zander
"Rockin' Train"
"Come Together" -- all guests
"Train Kept A Rollin'" -- with Slash and Johnny Depp

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