Credit: Mike ColucciAfter touring baseball stadiums this past summer, Billy Joel will rocking one of the most famous non-U.S. stadiums in the world in 2019.
The Piano Man will perform at London's famed Wembley Stadium on June 22. So far, it's his only U.K. date announced for the year, and his first performance in London in over three years. Tickets to the show go on sale to the general public on Friday, October 19 via LiveNation.co.uk.
In addition to his monthly shows at New York's Madison Square Garden, Billy continues to perform at arenas and stadiums through out the U.S. Since 2017, he's sold out nine stadiums, including selling out Chicago's Wrigley Field, Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia and Fenway Park in Boston for five years in a row.
As previously reported, Billy will ring in 2019 at Nassau Coliseum, in his home turf of Long Island, New York. His next show at the Garden is October 27.
Entertainment OneAce Frehley's latest solo album, Spaceman, lands in stores this Friday, October 19, and in advance of its release, the founding KISS guitarist has debuted a video for one of the tracks, "Rockin' with the Boys," via Billboard.com.
The clip features footage from August 2018 concert Frehley and his backing band played in Detroit, superimposed with images of the cosmos.
As previously reported, Spaceman features nine new recordings, including a cover of the 1986 Eddie Money hit "I Wanna Go Back" and two tunes on which Frehley collaborated with his old band mate Gene Simmons: "Without You I'm Nothing" and "Your Wish Is My Command." Simmons also suggested the title of Ace's album.
To promote Spaceman, Frehley will appear at an AOL Build Series interview event in New York City that's scheduled for Tuesday, October 16 at 4 p.m. ET. The Q&A session will be live-streamed at BuildSeries.com.
In addition, on Friday, an Ace Frehley Spaceman pop-up shop will open at the Sam Ash store on West 34th St. in New York. Ace will be on hand to sign copies of the album from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. ET. CDs, standard black-vinyl LPs and limited-edition orange LPs will be available for purchase.
Meanwhile, Frehley tells Billboard that he feels it's possible he could be asked to reunite with KISS, at least temporarily, during the group's One Last Kiss: End of the Road World Tour kicking off in 2019.
While he hasn't discussed the issue with Simmons or Paul Stanley yet, Frehley maintains, "I think it boils down to dollars and cents. If [KISS manager] Doc McGhee says that after talking to promoters around the world [KISS] could make double the amount of money with Ace in the band, it's a no-brainer."
Credit: Kevin EstradaTwo years after the passing of Prince, his most famous backing band, The Revolution, is paying tribute to his legacy with a new tour.
The Revolution starred with Prince in 1984's Purple Rain. In addition to recording the Academy Award-winning album, they performed with Prince on his worldwide Purple Rain tour and were featured on his 1986 album, Around the World in a Day.
Bassist Brown Mark remembers that when Prince died on April 21, 2016, the band wasn't ready to perform his music.
"In the very beginning it was like, 'No,'" he tells ABC Radio. However, after grieving, the band members agreed that they should go on tour. "We didn't know when or how we were going to pull it off, but we knew that we needed to give the fans something," Mark remembers.
Meanwhile, keyboardist Dr. Fink says the musicians were devastated by the passing of their former leader.
"The emotional part, very difficult for all of us," he recalls. "Shocking, and just like losing a close family member, and the decision to reunite to perform didn't take very long."
In addition to Brown Mark on bass, and Dr. Fink on keyboards, the band also features guitarist Wendy Melvoin, keyboardist Lisa Coleman and drummer Bobby Z.
Brown invites all the Prince fans to join them on tour.
"Get your voice warmed up so you don't lose it, and prepare to have a time warp experience, 'cause we're gonna take you back to the '80s when we were on the peak," he says.
Following two shows last week in New York City, and a concert on Sunday at the Austin City Limits Festival in Texas, The Revolution will perform on October 26 in Silver Springs, Maryland; October 27 in Boston; and October 28 in Providence, Rhode Island.
Neil Lupin/RedfernsFollowing "Purple Rain" being played at President Trump's rally last week in Mississippi, the Princeestate is demanding that he stop using the late artist's music.
Prince's half-brother, Omarr Baker, posted the demand on his own Twitter, apparently on behalf of the estate. "The Prince Estate has never given permission to President Trump or the White House to use Prince's songs and have requested that they cease all use immediately," Baker writes.
It's unclear if the estate has filed a formal cease and desist legal document to compel Trump to comply.
The Prince estate isn't alone is demanding Trump stop using their music for his own purposes. The Rolling Stones, Aerosmith, Queen, Adele and many other musical artists have made similar demands.
Parlophone/Capitol Records/UMeThe Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band often appears at or near the top of lists of the greatest and most influential albums of all time. Now the 1967 record has landed at #1 on a new tally, this one ranking the British public's all-time favorite albums.
The list, compiled by the U.K.'s Official Charts Company, ranks the top 40 albums by combining physical sales, downloads and streams in the country and spans more than 60 years of music. Sgt. Pepper racked up 5.34 million in combined sales, to take the top spot.
Other veteran artists with albums in the top 10 of the tally include Pink Floyd, Michael Jackson, Dire Straits and Fleetwood Mac. Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon lands at #4; Jackson has two top-10 entries, with Thriller at #5 and Bad at #7; Dire Straits' Brother in Arms is #6; and Fleetwood Mac's Rumours takes the #8 spot.
Further down on the list are Simply Red's Stars at #11, Meat Loaf's Bat Out of Hell at #15, Simon & Garfunkel's Bridge Over Troubled Water at #17, U2's The Joshua Tree at #29, Mike Oldfield's Tubular Bells at #36, Phil Collins' …But Seriously at #37, and Tracy Chapman's self-titled debut album at #39.
The list debuted on BBC Radio on Saturday, coinciding with National Album Day in the U.K. Check out the full list at OfficialCharts.com.
FilmMagic for dcp via ABC/Jeff Kravitz/AMA2018Mariah Carey has finally announced a title and release date for her long-awaited new album.
She posted a video on social media showing herself walking down a long staircase in a gown, with her son Moroccan Cannon playing on the steps above her. "The name of my new album is called Caution -- and when's it coming out, Rocky?" she asks him.
"November 16thhhhh!" he yells as he runs down the stairs.
Caution will be Mariah's first album of original material since 2014's Me. I Am Mariah... The Elusive Chanteuse. So far she's released two songs from the forthcoming record: "With You" and "GTFO."
Fantasy RecordsSteve Perry makes his return to the upper reaches of the Billboard 200 chart thanks to his new solo album, Traces.
Traces, the former Journey frontman's third solo effort, enters the chart at #6 with 73,000 units sold. His two previous albums -- 1984's Street Talk and 1994's For the Love of Strange Medicine, reached #12 and #15, respectively.
As a member of Journey, Perry scored seven top-10 albums between 1980 and 1996, including the band's two highest-charting albums: 1981's Escape, which hit #1, and 1983's Frontiers, which hit #2.
This week's #1 album is Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper's soundtrack for the new remake of A Star Is Born.
Polydor/Republic/UMeOver the last year or so, The Moody Blues have been celebrating the 50th anniversary of their 1967 symphonic concept album Days of Future Passed, but the veteran U.K. band is set to turn its attention to their 1968 follow-up, In Search of the Lost Chord. A 50th anniversary reissue of the latter album, which was released in July of '68, will hit stores on November 2 in multiple formats and configurations.
A five-disc deluxe version of the reissue features three CDs and two DVDs. The CDs include new and original stereo mixes of In Search of the Lost Chord, mono mixes of some of the songs, non-album cuts, alternate mixes and recordings from 1968 BBC Radio sessions.
One DVD includes multiple high-res audio mixes of In Search of the Lost Chord, including a surround-sound mix. The other DVD is a video disc featuring previously unreleased footage from two 1968 French TV appearances, and an entire Moody Blues concert special that aired on BBC TV in September of '68. The box set also comes packaged with a 76-page book featuring new sleeve and a bevy of rare photos and images of memorabilia.
The In Search of the Lost Chord reissue also will be available as a standard single CD, a 180-gram black-vinyl LP and a limited-edition colored-vinyl disc, as well as standard and deluxe digital downloads.
In Search of the Chord was a concept album focusing on spiritual and philosophical themes popular with the Flower Power generation of the late '60s. The record, which peaked at #23 on the Billboard 200, featured such memorable Moodies songs as "Ride My See-Saw," "Voices in the Sky," "The Actor" and "Legend of a Mind."
Here's the track list of the deluxe reissue:
Disc 1 (CD) "Departure" -- original stereo mix "Ride My See-Saw" -- original stereo mix "Dr. Livingstone, I Presume" -- original stereo mix "House of Four Doors" -- original stereo mix "Legend of a Mind" -- original stereo mix "House of Four Doors (Part 2)" -- original stereo mix "Voices in the Sky" -- original stereo mix "The Best Way to Travel" -- original stereo mix "Visions of Paradise" -- original stereo mix "The Actor" -- original stereo mix "The Word" -- original stereo mix "Om" -- original stereo mix "Voices in the Sky" (mono) "Dr. Livingstone, I Presume" (mono) "Ride My See Saw" (mono) -- previously unreleased on CD "A Simple Game" "Legend of a Mind" (mono mix) -- previously unreleased
Disc 2 (CD) "Departure" -- new stereo mix "Ride My See-Saw" -- new stereo mix "Dr. Livingstone, I Presume" -- new stereo mix "House of Four Doors" -- new stereo mix "Legend of a Mind" -- new stereo mix "House of Four Doors (Part 2)" -- new stereo mix "Voices in the Sky" -- new stereo mix "The Best Way to Travel" -- new stereo mix "Visions of Paradise" -- new stereo mix "The Actor" -- new stereo mix "The Word" -- new stereo mix "Om" -- new stereo mix "A Simple Game" (Justin Hayward vocal mix, remastered 2018)
Disc 3 (CD) "Dr. Livingstone, I Presume" (BBC Radio One Top Gear Session, 1968) "Voices in the Sky" (BBC Radio One Top Gear Session, 1968) "The Best Way to Travel" (BBC Radio One Top Gear Session, 1968) "Ride My See-Saw" (BBC Radio One Top Gear Session, 1968) "Tuesday Afternoon" (BBC Radio One John Peel Top Gear session, 7/16/68) "Departure" (alternate mix) -- Mixed at Decca Studios, West Hampstead, in September 1968 "The Best Way to Travel" (additional vocal mix) -- Mixed at Decca Studios, West Hampstead, in September 1968 "Legend of a Mind" (alternate mix) -- Mixed at Decca Studios, West Hampstead, in September 1968 "Visions of Paradise" (instrumental mix) -- Mixed at Decca Studios, West Hampstead, in September 1968 "The Word" (Mellotron mix) -- Mixed at Decca Studios, West Hampstead, in September 1968 "Om" (extended mix) -- Mixed at Decca Studios, West Hampstead, in September 1968 "King and Queen" -- Mixed at Decca Studios, West Hampstead, in September 1968 "Gimmie a Little Something" -- Mixed at Decca Studios, West Hampstead, in September 1968 "What Am I Doing Here?" (full version) -- Mixed at Decca Studios, West Hampstead, in September 1968 "A Simple Game" (Justin Hayward vocal version) -- Mixed at Decca Studios, West Hampstead, in September 1968
Disc 4 (DVD -- Audio) In Search of the Lost Chord (same 12 tracks that begin Discs 1 and 2) --96 kHz/24-bit 5.1 surround mix --new stereo mix --remastered original stereo mix
Disc 5 (DVD -- Video) "Departure"/"Ride My See-Saw" -- Visual content "Dr. Livingstone I Presume" -- Visual content "House of Four Doors" -- Visual content "Voices in the Sky" -- Visual content "The Best Way to Travel" -- Visual content "Visions of Paradise"/"The Actor" -- Visual content "Om" -- Visual content
BBC TV Colour Me Pop: In Search of the Lost Chord, 9/14/68: "Tuesday Afternoon" "Nights in White Satin" "Bye Bye Bird" "Fly Me High" "I've Got a Dream" "A Beautiful Dream" "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood" "Peak Hour" "Dr. Livingstone, I Presume" "Ride My See Saw"
Green Amp Records/Red River EntertainmentKinks guitarist Dave Davies has dug into his archives to create the new compilation Decade, featuring unreleased solo recordings he made throughout the 1970s.
The 71-year-old Rock & Roll Hall of Famer tells ABC Radio that the album was "quite a labor of love" that took him three or four years to put together, "with the help of my son Simon, who produced it, and my son Martin, who helped coordinate the whole project."
"The songs have been living in me for a long time," Davies says, "and it's good to get them out there."
Dave explains that, at the time, he had "no plan or agenda" in recording the tracks, which weren't intended for a solo album or for The Kinks.
"I'd get an idea for a song and I'd think, 'Oh, we got some downtime at the weekend. I'll go in the studio and twiddle knobs and play drums and see how these ideas came out,'" he points out. "So it was a lot of fun, really."
Dave collaborated with various musicians on the tracks, including Kinks drummer Mick Avory, who lent his talents to a song called "If You Are Leaving."
Davies also made some new contributions to select tracks, including a song called "Mystic Woman," to which he says he added new vocals "because we didn't have completed verses."
Reflecting on the various tunes on Decade, Dave tells ABC Radio that "most of the album is very personal, about how I feel about my friends and about the state of the world."
He adds, "Each time I play it, new memories [and thoughts] come up."
Davies has announced a series of U.S. solo dates in support of the album that are scheduled for April 2019. Check them out at DaveDavies.com.
Here's Decade's track list:
"Cradle to the Grave" "Midnight Sun" "Islands" "If You Are Leaving" "Web of Time" "Mystic Woman" "Give You All My Love" "The Journey" "Within Each Day" "Same Old Blues" "Mr. Moon" "Shadows" "This Precious Time (Long Lonely Road)"
Fleetwood Mac has issued a statement responding to the lawsuit that longtime singer/guitarist Lindsey Buckingham launched earlier this week, alleging that he was wrongfully ousted from the band.
A spokesman for the group shared the following with ABC Radio: "Fleetwood Mac strongly disputes the allegations presented in Mr. Buckingham's complaint and looks forward to their day in court. The band has retained [veteran defense lawyer] Dan Petrocelli to handle the case."
As previously reported, Buckingham's lawsuit, which was filed Tuesday in Los Angeles County Superior Court, claims that the band is guilty of "breach of fiduciary duty," "breach of oral contract" and "intentional interference with prospective economic advantage," among other charges.
In the suit, Buckingham claims that after he butted heads with his Fleetwood Mac band mates about when the group's latest tour would start, he agreed to postpone the release of a solo album and signed on to take part in the trek. However, Lindsey claims, the group decided instead to replace him. Buckingham is now seeking a share of the profits from the tour.
All four of Buckingham's band mates -- Stevie Nicks, Mick Fleetwood, Christine McVie and John McVie -- are named as parties in the suit.
The band brought in founding Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers guitarist Mike Campbell and Crowded House frontman Neil Finn to replace Buckingham, and the group's new lineup kicked off their tour earlier this month. Lindsey also launched a solo trek this month.
In a statement regarding his lawsuit that was shared Thursday with ABC Radio, Lindsey said, "Over the last eight months, our many efforts to come to an agreement have unfortunately proved elusive. I'm looking forward to closure, and will always remain proud of all that we created."
Capitol/UMeLast year, Neil Diamond celebrated his 50-year recording career by releasing a 50-track compilation aptly titled Neil Diamond 50: The 50th Anniversary Collection. Now, the legendary singer/songwriter will issue an expanded 115-track version of the retrospective called 50th Anniversary Collector's Edition that will hit stores on November 30.
Spread across six CDs, the new collection features scads of classic Diamond tunes, along with select demos, mono recordings, duets and a full disc boasting 12 previously unreleased tracks. Among the latter is a Diamond composition called "Sunflower" that originally was recorded by Glen Campbell and recently updated by Neil. The compilation also contains unreleased demo versions of two of his hits, 1971's "I Am…I Said" and 1981's "America."
The CDs come housed in a hard-cover book featuring photos, background information and more.
This past January, Diamond announced his retirement from touring after he was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. In spite of his illness, Neil did give performances at a few special events this year, including at the Grammy Salute to Music Legends, where he was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award, and the Songwriters Hall of Fame ceremony, at which he received the prestigious Johnny Mercer Award.
Here is the full track list of Diamond's 50th Anniversary Collector's Edition compilation:
Disc One: "Solitary Man" (Mono) "Cherry, Cherry" (Mono) "I Got the Feelin' (Oh No No)" (Mono) "Do It" (Mono) "The Boat That I Row" (Mono) "You Got to Me" (Mono) "Girl, You'll Be a Woman Soon" (Mono) "I'm a Believer" (Mono) "Thank the Lord for the Night Time" (Mono) "Kentucky Woman" (Mono) "Red, Red Wine" (Mono) "Brooklyn Roads" "Glory Road" "Holly Holy" "And the Grass Won't Pay No Mind" "Shilo" "Sunday Sun" "Brother Love's Travelling Salvation Show" "Dig In" "Sweet Caroline" "Cracklin' Rosie" "Soolaimon" "Crunchy Granola Suite" "Lordy" (Live)
Disc Two: "I Am…I Said" (Original Demo)* "I Am…I Said" "Done Too Soon" "Stones" "Morningside" "Play Me" "Walk on Water" "Lonely Looking Sky" "Skybird" "Be" "I've Been This Way Before" "The Last Picasso" "Rosemary's Wine" "Song Sung Blue" "Longfellow Serenade" "The Gift of Song" "Beautiful Noise" "Jungletime" "Lady-Oh" "Street Life" "Signs" "Surviving the Life" "Stargazer" "If You Know What I Mean"
Disc Three: "Dry Your Eyes" "Desirée" "Once in a While" "I'm Glad You're Here with Me Tonight" "America" (Original Demo)* "America" "Hello Again" "Love on the Rocks" "Amazed and Confused" "Songs of Life" "Yesterday's Songs" "I'm Alive" "Heartlight" "On the Way to the Sky" "Headed for the Future" "You Don't Bring Me Flowers" -- duet with Barbra Streisand "Forever in Blue Jeans" "September Morn"
Disc Four: "The Story of My Life" "It's a Trip (Go for the Moon)" "Hooked on the Memory of You" "Baby Can I Hold You" (Live in Dublin R.D.S. 1989)* "Hard Time for Lovers" "All I Really Need Is You" "If There Were No Dreams" "Someone Who Believes in You" "The Way" "One Good Love" -- duet with Waylon Jennings "Blue Highway" -- featuring Chet Atkins "Open Wide These Prison Doors" "Everybody" "No Limit" "I Haven't Played This Song in Years" "You Are the Best Part of Me" "Delirious Love" "I Believe in Happy Endings" "Man of God" "We"
Disc Five: "I'm On to You" "What's It Gonna Be" "Save Me a Saturday Night" "Captain of a Shipwreck" "Another Day (That Time Forgot)" -- duet with Natalie Maines "Don't Go There" "Home Before Dark" "Forgotten" "Pretty Amazing Grace" "Melody Road" "Nothing but a Heartache" "Something Blue" "In Better Days" "Seongah and Jimmy" "Sunny Disposition" "The Art of Love" "Hell Yeah"
Disc Six: "Sunflower"* "C'est La Vie"* "Girls Go Fishin'"* "Maybe"* "Caribbean Cruise"* "You Are"* "Easy (To Be In Love)"* "Before I Had a Dime"* "The Ballad of Saving Silverman"* "It Don't Seem Likely"* "Long Nights, Hold On"* "Moonlight Rider"*
Rosalind O'Connor/NBCJust a reminder that Paul Simon will be performing on this weekend's Saturday Night Live, which airs on NBC at 11:30 p.m./10:30 p.m. CT. This will mark the ninth time that the folk-rock legend has been a musical guest on SNL, more than any other artist in the late-night comedy show's 43-year history.
Simon, a two-time Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee, also will be celebrating his 77th birthday on Saturday.
The latest SNL episode will be hosted by former cast member and current Late Night host Seth Meyers. You can watch a couple of previews for the program featuring Simon, Meyers and current cast member Aidy Bryant at Saturday Night Live's official website and YouTube channel.
Last month, Paul wrapped up his Homeward Bound farewell tour with a concert at Flushing Meadows Corona Park, not far from where he grew up in Queens, New York. He currently is promoting his latest studio album, In the Blue Light, which was released on September 7. It's a collection of updated versions of various tunes from his back catalog.
Mercury/UMeThis week, Def Leppard received its first-ever nomination for induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. If that's not exciting enough for the band's fans, the British rockers have now announced plans for a series of special releases due out this year.
The first is a career-spanning hits compilation titled The Story So Far -- The Best Of, which will be released November 30 as a 35-track two-CD set, a 17-track single CD, a two-LP vinyl collection, and digitally. In addition to Def Leppard's best-known songs, the album will include two previously unreleased cuts -- a cover of Depeche Mode's "Personal Jesus" and a remix of the band's 2006 rendition of David Essex's "Rock On."
The first pressing of the vinyl version of The Story So Far will come packaged with a bonus seven-inch vinyl single featuring the "Personal Jesus" cover, plus a brand-new original holiday tune, "We All Need Christmas." If you pre-order the compilation online, you'll receive an instant free download of "Personal Jesus." You also can listen to bothsongs now at Def Leppard's official YouTube channel.
In addition, "We All Need Christmas" was released Friday as a standalone digital single, while a music video for the song will debut soon.
Also arriving November 30 is a limited-edition box set called Hysteria: The Singles, which features seven-inch vinyl versions of all of the singles from Def Leppard's massively successful 1987 album, Hysteria. The set also contains two bonus singles exclusive to the release.
Lastly, a special colored-vinyl edition of Def Leppard's Diamond-certified 1983 album Pyromania will be released December 7.
Here's the track list for the two-CD version of The Story So Far:
Disc One "Animal" "Photograph" "Pour Some Sugar on Me" "Love Bites" "Let's Get Rocked" "Armaggedon It" "Foolin'" "Two Steps Behind" "Heaven Is" "Rocket" "Hysteria" "Have You Ever Needed Someone So Bad" "Make Love Like a Man" "Action" "When Love & Hate Collide" "Rock of Ages" "Personal Jesus"
Disc Two "Let's Go" "Promises" "Slang" "Bringin' on the Heartbreak" "Rock On (Radio Remix)" "Nine Lives" (featuring Tim McGraw) "Work It Out" "Stand Up" "Dangerous" "Now" "Undefeated" "Tonight" "C'Mon C'Mon" "Man Enough" "No Matter What" "All I Want Is Everything" "It's All About Believing" "Kings of the World"
And here's the track list for the Hysteria: The Singles box set:
Disc One: "Women"/"Tear It Down" (U.S. Version) Disc Two: "Animal"/"I Wanna Be Your Hero" (U.S. Version) Disc Three: "Hysteria"/"Ride into the Sun" (International Version) Disc Four: "Pour Some Sugar on Me"/"Ring of Fire" (U.S. Version) Disc Five: "Love Bites"/"Billy's Got a Gun" (Live) (International Version) Disc Six: "Armageddon It"/"Release Me" (Canadian Version) Disc Seven: "Rocket"/"Woman" (Live) (U.S. Version) Disc Eight: "Excitable"/"Run Riot" (Album Version) Disc Nine: "Love and Affection"/"Don't Shoot Shotgun" (Album Version) Disc Ten: "Animal"/"Tear It Down" (Spanish Artwork Version)
Denise Truscello/WireImageFor the right amount of money, you could soon be the proud owner of the original handwritten lyrics to the Elton John and Bernie Taupin classic, "Your Song."
The lyrics -- scrawled in blue ink by Taupin and placed in a vintage wooden frame -- will be going up for bid in New York City next month at the Bonhams auction house.
According to the item's description on the Bonhams website, the lyrics were "scratched out one morning on the roof of 20 Denmark Street as Taupin was waiting for John while the latter put in his hours at a publishing house in London's Tin Pan Alley."
Elton reportedly took only 10 minutes to come up with the melody after Taupin showed him the lyrics. "Your Song" became Elton's first mega-hit, peaking at #9 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1971.
The lyrics are being sold by Taupin's ex-wife, Maxine Taupin. The bidding will begin on November 19.
Julien's Auctions also is holding a Bernie Taupin auction, selling the lyricist's personal property both live and online on Friday, November 9.
Max & Jay Weinberg in 2012 (Charles Eshelman/FilmMagic)Two members of Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band, drummer Max Weinberg and bassist Garry Tallent, will take part in a charity covers concert on October 16 in Nashville that's being hosted by Max's son Jay, who plays drums with heavy-metal act Slipknot.
The Buddies on the Beat event, which will be held at the Basement East venue, will support Best Buddies Tennessee, an organization that provides "one-to-one friendships, integrated employment, and leadership development" for those with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
The lineup also features musicians from a variety of other popular hard-rock groups, including Mastodon's Troy Sanders, Offspring drummer Pete Parada, Exodus bass player Jack Gibson and Dillinger Escape Plan guitarist Ben Weinman, among others.
Additionally, Jay Weinberg has launched a silent auction to benefit Best Buddies that includes items signed by him, Foo Fighters, Korn, Daughtry, Sum 41, Halestorm, Andrew W.K. and more.
Credit: Emily LodgeMoody Blues singer/bassist John Lodge kicks off a new U.S. solo tour tonight in Nashville in support of his 2017 concert CD and DVD Live from Birmingham -- The 10,000 Light Years Tour.
Lodge tells ABC Radio that his set for the 10-date trek will be similar to the one featured on the live release, which documents a September 2016 show in his hometown of Birmingham, U.K. The concert showcased songs from his 2015 solo album, 10,000 Light Years Ago; select Moody Blues tunes; and a cut from his 1975 duo album with Justin Hayward, Blue Jays.
Having said that, the 73-year-old musician reveals that he's added two rarities to the set, and that his backing band now includes a new member, cellist and slide-guitar player Jason Charboneau, who will play on the songs.
"I want to do a couple of tribute songs for [late Moody Blues singer/flutist] Ray [Thomas] and [ex-Moodies keyboardist] Mike [Pinder]," John points out. "Songs that The Moodies probably will never do again."
Regarding Thomas, who died in January at age 76 shortly after The Moody Blues were chosen for induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Lodge says, "I met Ray when I was 15, and we worked together all our lives. And we had a friendship that's lasted for ever."
On his 2018 tour, Lodge will be visiting some of the same cities as his fall 2017 trek, as well as new cities such as Nashville, Cincinnati and Cleveland.
As a gift to fans, John has made a free download of one track from Live from Birmingham, "Get Me Out of Here," available at CD Baby. The studio version of the tune appears on 10,000 Light Years Ago.
Here is Lodge's full solo itinerary:
10/12 -- Nashville, TN, City Winery 10/14 -- Washington, D.C., City Winery 10/15 -- Sellersville, PA, Sellersville Theater 10/17 -- New York, NY, City Winery 10/19 -- Plymouth, NH, The Flying Monkey 10/20 -- Norfolk, CT, Infinity Hall 10/21 -- Greenwich, RI, Greenwich Odeum 10/23 -- Arlington, MA, Regent Theatre 10/25 -- Cleveland, OH, Music Box Supper Club 10/26 -- Cincinnati, OH, The Ludlow Garage
Credit: Martin KierszenbaumSting and Shaggy star in a Miami Vice-inspired video for their new collaborative tune "Gotta Get Back My Baby," which premiered Thursday on ETOnline.com.
"It's a funny, lighthearted video with a bit of action in it, and stunts," Sting says in a making-of video about the clip.
In the video, the two artists portray Miami detectives who are sent on a mission to apprehend "the most dangerous woman in America" at a club in South Beach.
Sting's character, who happens to be retiring that day, tells their captain -- portrayed by tough-guy actor Stephen Bauer -- that in order for him and his partner to complete their task, they'll need to borrow his sports car, a Fiat Abarth-Spider.
The captain agrees, but before letting Sting and Shaggy leave on their assignment, he warns, "If anything happens to that Spider…"
The video then shows the duo driving through Miami heading to the club, intercut with footage of the two lip-syncing to the song. Sting and Shaggy eventually park outside of the club, but as they shoot the breeze, they don't notice that the dangerous woman they're looking for has entered the nightspot.
Inside the club, she proceeds to beat up a bunch of the guys, even kicking one of them right through a wall. This finally draws the cops' attention, but when they enter the club through the crumbled wall, they hear someone speeding away...in the captain's precious Spider.
As the video ends, Sting says, "What are we gonna tell the captain?"
Shaggy replies, "It wasn't me," a humorous reference to his 2000 chart-topping hit.
"Gotta Get Back My Baby" appears on Sting and Shaggy's 2018 collaborative album, 44/876. The duo's U.S. tour in support of the record continues this Friday, October 12, in Rancho Mirage, California.
Dia Dipasupil/Getty ImagesAfter telling Rolling Stone recently that he was fired from Fleetwood Mac because of conflicts Stevie Nicks, Lindsey Buckingham has now filed a lawsuit against the band, seeking compensation for money he would've earned during the group's current tour.
According to documents obtained by ABC Radio, the suit, filed Tuesday in Los Angeles County Superior Court, charges the band with "breach of fiduciary duty," "breach of oral contract" and "intentional interference with prospective economic advantage," among other complaints.
In the suit, Buckingham claims that he'd asked Fleetwood Mac to push the start of its 2018 tour back from August to November so he could release and promote a solo album. When his band mates refused, he postponed his solo project for a year so he could take part in the trek.
However, Lindsey alleges, in January 2018, the group's manager told him the tour was off -- but he soon learned that the group planned to hit the road without him.
In a statement shared with ABC Radio, Buckingham says, "Last January, Fleetwood Mac made the decision to continue to tour without me. I remain deeply surprised and saddened, as this decision ends the beautiful 43-year legacy we built together."
"Over the last eight months, our many efforts to come to an agreement have unfortunately proved elusive," he continues. "I'm looking forward to closure, and will always remain proud of all that we created."
Nicks, Mick Fleetwood, Christine McVie and John McVie are all parties in the suit.
In response to the lawsuit, Fleetwood Mac sent its own statement to Rolling Stone maintaining that the band can't comment since they haven't seen the complaint. The note continues that it "makes one wonder what the true motivations are when servicing press first with a legal complaint before the parties in dispute."
SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty ImagesThe Beach Boys' Mike Love, ex-Doobie Brothers guitarist Jeff "Skunk" Baxter and soul legend Sam Moore of Sam & Dave were among the well-known music artists who showed up at the White House on Thursday to stand by President Donald Trump as he signed the Music Modernization Act into law.
The Music Modernization Act changes how songwriters and publishers are paid for their songs played on digital streaming services. Specifically, it improves the process by which rights holders are paid when their music is streamed online, and provides a legal process for artists to receive unclaimed royalties. Additionally, royalties will be paid to songwriters and artists for songs recorded before 1972.
Love spoke at the event, and shared that Trump had once tried to help the late Whitney Houston with her drug-abuse issues.
"[You] tried your best to help Whitney. And she's not the only one you've benefited," said Love. "And people can say what they want, but you've always been a big supporter of some of the best music that America's ever made."
Moore also spoke, calling the legislation a "historic bill," and noting that it was something that President Obama couldn't get done.
Kid Rock also was one of the musicians who attended and spoke at the signing.
Steve Granitz/Getty ImagesLindsey Buckingham has shared some first-hand news about why he was fired from Fleetwood Mac earlier this year. The singer-guitarist tells Rolling Stone that his former flame, Stevie Nicks, was responsible for pushing him out of the group.
Buckingham says that a couple days after Fleetwood Mac was honored and performed at the MusiCares Person of the Year gala in January, the band's manager, Irving Azoff, called him and said, basically, "Stevie never wants to be on a stage with you again."
Azoff informed Buckingham that Nicks had a list of complaints about Buckingham's actions at the ceremony, including him objecting to the use of "Rhiannon" -- a song Stevie wrote -- as the band's intro music, and smirking while Nicks was giving her thank-you speech.
Buckingham admits that he did object to "Rhiannon" being played, although, he maintains, "It wasn't about it being 'Rhiannon.' It just undermined the impact of our entrance."
Regarding him smirking, Lindsey notes, "The irony is that we have this standing joke that Stevie, when she talks, goes on a long time. I may or may not have smirked. But I look over and Christine [McVie] and Mick [Fleetwood] are doing the waltz behind her as a joke."
Buckingham says that when Azoff called him, he initially thought that Nicks was planning to quit the band, but it soon became clear that he was being ousted.
Buckingham says he's reached out to Mick Fleetwood a number of times since he was fired, but the drummer hasn't responded, nor has he heard from the other band members.
As for whether he could see ever playing with Fleetwood Mac again, Buckingham says he hasn't "technically closed the book on anything…But I am not planning that anything will change from what it is now."