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ABC/Tyler GoldenTonight, ABC's musical series Greatest Hits focuses on songs from 2000 to 2005, and the show features an unexpected mashup of Kenny Loggins' 1979 smash "This Is It" and a 2003 hit by Train.

Loggins tells ABC Radio it was his idea to duet with Train singer Pat Monahan on a mashup of his tune and Train's "Calling All Angels."

"When you put one over the top of the other, they sort of answer each other, lyrically," explains Loggins. "I noticed that the lyric was essentially the same're asking for some kind of celestial help. So the two seem to mash up really well."

The duet also offered a chance for Loggins and Monahan to meet in person.

"Pat and I have been talking to each other for five or six years now," Loggins reveals. "We've never had the chance to actually do any real work together, so this is our first opportunity."

Monahan tells ABC Radio that Loggins first reached out to him by phone years ago because Train's 2003 album My Private Nation had helped him get through a breakup. "We bonded on that call, and then just texted once in a while, and then this came up," Pat says. "And so that was the first time we ever met."

Monahan adds, "I love Kenny...I think he's one of the most underrated, great songwriters/singers of all time. So it was a lot of fun."

Greatest Hits airs at 9 p.m. ET on ABC.

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The Rolling Stones in 2015 (Credit: Kevin Mazur)A new concert movie documenting The Rolling Stones' historic free show in Havana, Cuba, this past spring will premiere as a one-night-only event on September 23 at a variety of theaters in the U.K. and other countries. Havana Moon -- The Rolling Stones Live in Cuba features the British rock legends performing outdoors in front of a crowd of more than a million on March 25, 2016.

At the beginning of the concert, frontman Mick Jagger said to the audience, "Finally the times are changing, Cuba we are so happy to be here." He later jokingly introduced his band mates as "The Revolutionary Ronnie WoodCharlie 'Che' Watts [and] Compadre Keith Richards."

Among the many classic songs The Stones played at the gig were "Brown Sugar," "Honky Tonk Women," "Jumpin' Jack Flash," "Paint It Black," "Start Me Up," "You Can't Always Get What You Want" and "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction."

Havana Moon was directed by Paul Dugdale, the same filmmaker behind the just-announced documentary The Rolling Stones Olé Olé Olé!: A Trip Across Latin America, which will premiere at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival in September. The Havana concert brought to a close the band's Olé America Latina tour.

Tickets for the Havana Moon -- The Rolling Stones Live will go on sale in early August at No word yet on when the movie will premiere in the U.S.

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© Apple Corps Ltd.A fully restored version of The Beatles' historic concert at New York's Shea Stadium on August 15, 1965, will be shown exclusively during theatrical screenings of the upcoming Ron Howard-directed Fab Four documentary The Beatles: Eight Days a Week -- The Touring Years. The band's 30-minute, 11-song performance in front of a crowd of more than 55,000 people marked the first time a rock show was staged in a stadium.

The event was captured by fourteen 35-millimeter cameras and shot by Ed Sullivan Productions in collaboration with Beatles manager Brian Epstein. In addition to the restoration of the footage, the show's audio has been remastered by Giles Martin and engineer Sam Okell at Abbey Road Studios.

Meanwhile, a new trailer for Eight Days a Week -- The Touring Years has debuted on The Beatles' official YouTube channel. The video features a montage of archival clips of the group, as well as some new interview footage of Ringo Starr and Paul McCartney and discussing what it was like for the band members to deal with the throngs of screaming fans.

"This mania was so much pressure," says Starr, while McCartney adds, "We were kids. We were all pretty scared."

Paul also touches on why the band decided to stop touring, pointing out, "We all started to get pretty fed up…We were looking for somewhere new to go."

Eight Days a Week -- The Tour Years, which takes an in-depth look at the Fab Four's history from 1962 to 1966, will get its world premiere in London on September 15, then will open in U.S. theaters the following day. It will be available for streaming starting on September 17 exclusively on Hulu.

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PRNewsFoto/Legacy RecordingsAn expansive 27-disc box set featuring a treasure trove of rare and previously unreleased early Pink Floyd audio and video will hit stores November 11. The Early Years -- 1965-1972 contains 130 tracks and more than 15 hours of video footage, including television performances, live tracks, BBC sessions, outtakes, demos, interviews and more, separated into seven individual packages focusing on a specific year or multi-year period.

The package includes more than 20 previously unreleased songs, including newly mixed versions of the 1967 tunes "Vegetable Man" and "In the Beechwoods," and seven hours of live audio performances. The collection also includes seven hours of rare concert footage, a series of five replica seven-inch vinyl singles, a variety of memorabilia, rare and unseen photos, and a number of feature films to which Pink Floyd provided soundtrack music.

The seven packages included in The Early Years box set are CAMBRIDGE ST/ATION, which covers the years 1965 to 1967, when Syd Barrett led the band; GERMIN/ATION, which focuses on 1968; DRAMATIS/ATION, which looks at 1969; DEVI/ATION, which features music and footage from 1970; REVERBER/ATION, which covers 1971; OBFUSC/ATION, which focuses on 1972; and CONTINU/ATION, which boasts bonus material from various years. Each package features at least one or more CD and at least one DVD or Blu-ray disc.

The first six packages also will be released individually in early 2017, while CONTINU/ATION is exclusive to the box set. There's a full track list at, and a trailer for the collection on Pink Floyd's official YouTube channel.

In addition, a two-CD companion to the box set titled The Early Years -- CRE/ATION will be released November 11.

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Credit: Julie GardnerNeil Young and his pal and fellow Farm Aid founder Willie Nelson will headline the inaugural Outlaw Music Festival, which will take place September 18 -- one day after Farm Aid 2016 -- at Montage Mountain in Scranton, Pennsylvania.

Young will be performing with his current backing group, Promise of the Real, which is led by Willie's son Lukas Nelson. The musical extravaganza's lineup also features Sheryl Crow, ex-Black Crowes singer Chris Robinson's band Chris Robinson Brotherhood and country acts Lee Ann Womack and Brothers Osborne. Additional performers will be announced soon.

Tickets for the Outlaw Music Festival go on sale to the general public on Friday, July 29, at 10 a.m. ET at, Ticketmaster outlets and the Montage Mountain box office and by calling 800-745-3000. Citi card members and artist fan-club members can purchase pre-sale tickets now through Thursday, July 28, at 10 p.m.

In addition to the various performances, the festival will feature local cuisine and beer, as well as offering  attendees the chance to buy crafts from local artisans.

As previously reported, Farm Aid 2016 will be held at Jiffy Lube Live in Bristow, Virginia, and will feature performances by Young, Nelson, John Mellencamp, Dave Matthews, Promise of the Real, Alabama Shakes and more.

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PRNewsFoto/Columbia RecordsBruce Springsteen's autobiography Born to Run is coming September 27, but a few days before that, he'll release what's being called an "audio companion" to the book.

Chapter and Verse features 18 tracks, five of which haven't been released. Each song reflects the themes and sections of the book, starting with two tracks from Springsteen's first band, The Castiles.  The final song is the title track from Bruce's 2012's disc, Wrecking Ball.

The album, due September 23, will be available as a single CD, double LP, and digital download. You can pre-order the package on Friday.

Here's the track listing:

"Baby I" — The Castiles (recorded May 2, 1966, at Mr. Music, Bricktown, NJ; written by Bruce Springsteen and George Theiss; previously unreleased)
"You Can't Judge a Book by the Cover" — The Castiles (recorded Sept. 16, 1967, at The Left Foot, Freehold, NJ; written by Willie Dixon; previously unreleased)
"He's Guilty (The Judge Song)" — Steel Mill (recorded Feb. 22, 1970, at Pacific Recording Studio, San Mateo, CA; previously unreleased)
"Ballad of Jesse James" — The Bruce Springsteen Band (recorded March 14, 1972, at Challenger Eastern Surfboards, Highland, NJ; previously unreleased)
"Henry Boy" (recorded June 1972, at Mediasound Studios, New York, NY; previously unreleased)
"Growin' Up" (recorded May 3, 1972, at Columbia Records Recordings Studios, New York, NY; previously appeared on Tracks)
"4th of July, Asbury Park (Sandy)" (1973, The Wild, The Innocent & the E Street Shuffle)
"Born to Run" (1975, Born to Run)
"Badlands" (1977, Darkness on the Edge of Town)
"The River" (1980, The River)
"My Father’s House" (1982, Nebraska)
"Born in the U.S.A." (1984, Born in the U.S.A.)
"Brilliant Disguise" (1987, Tunnel of Love)
"Living Proof" (1992, Lucky Town)
"The Ghost of Tom Joad" (1995, The Ghost of Tom Joad)
"The Rising" (2002, The Rising)
"Long Time Comin'" (2005, Devils & Dust)
"Wrecking Ball" (2012, Wrecking Ball)

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Bobby Bank/WireImageMotown is coming to Netflix.

The streaming service on Wednesday announced a new animated series, still untitled, revolving around an eight-year-old boy, Ben, "who discovers he has the extraordinary ability to bring street-art to life."

The show will be inspired by the words and melodies of classic Motown songs.

Josh Wakely, who created the Beatles-themed Beat Bugs for Netflix and is working on the Motown project, notes that Smokey Robinson will play a part.

"He'll be curating it. It'll be a mixture of Motown legends performing with kind of the very best musicians around today," Wakeley explains. 

It's unclear when the show will premiere on Netflix.

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David Becker/Getty Images for Nu-Opp, Inc.The O'Jays are again objecting to the use of their music in connection with Donald Trump's bid for the presidency.

Last week, founding members Eddie Levert and Walter Williams expressed their displeasure with Trump for using their song "Love Train" at the Republican National Convention, with Levert declaring that The Donald "just may be the Antichrist."

Now, they're upset that Republican Rep. John Mica of Florida used  "For The Love of Money" without their consent in a pro-Trump video.

In a cease-and-desist letter sent to Mica and Trump's campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, that was released Wednesday, attorneys for Levert and Williams say, "Your use of our clients’ signature song, and utilizing the original recording constitutes a patently false implication that Mr. Levert and Mr. Williams have endorsed you or your political agenda or Mr. Trump’s agenda. Our clients unequivocally do not endorse you, your agenda nor your party’s views or those of Mr. Trump. On the contrary, Mr. Levert and Mr. Williams have actively opposed these ideals."

In a statement, Levert says, "Trump and his people have no right to help themselves to our music. He presents himself as supporting 'law and order' but, in truth, he’s not respecting the law at all."

Williams adds, "We don’t appreciate having our music associated with a campaign that is hurtful to so many with whom we have common ground.  We’ve really had enough of this. I’m living proof that America is already great; I came from nothing and everyday I feel blessed to live in the greatest country on earth.  We support those who inspire in a positive way as opposed to bullying and using scare tactics."

It's worth pointing out that "For the Love of Money" was the theme song to Trump's reality show, The Apprentice.

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© Conall O'Brien; Courtesy of The Airplane Family & FriendsA new tribute band called The Airplane Family & Friends has formed that features a variety of musicians with connections to the legendary Bay Area groups The Jefferson Airplane, The Jefferson Starship and Quicksilver Messenger Service.

The collective includes former Jefferson Starship guitarist Slick Aguilar, bassist Peter Kaukonen and drummer Prairie Prince, as well as Grace Slick's former brother-in-law and former Great Society band mate Darby Slick, who wrote the classic Jefferson Airplane hit "Somebody to Love." Rounding out the lineup are one-time Canadian Idol winner Eva Avila and Joli Valenti, son of late Quicksilver Messenger Service singer Dino Valenti. Eva and Joli, respectively, will handle Grace Slick's and Marty Balin's vocal parts for the cover tunes The Airplane Family & Friends perform.

Michael Gaiman, The Airplane Family's manager, tells ABC Radio that the band mainly will be playing well-known Jefferson Airplane songs, along with a few tunes by The Jefferson Starship and Quicksilver Messenger Service. In addition, Gaiman reports that Avila will be singing some rare Grace Slick compositions that never were performed by the current incarnation of The Jefferson Starship.

The Airplane Family & Friends have lined up a series of U.S. tour dates this fall running from a December 7 show in Baltimore through a December 18 concert in St. Charles, Illinois. Performing with the group will be a newly created Grateful Dead tribute act called Live Dead 69 that features former Dead keyboardist Tom Constanten and ex-RatDog guitarist Mark Karan. Aguilar, Kaukonen and Prince also will play with Live Dead 69 during the trek. As its name suggests, the group will showcase songs that appeared on the 1969 concert album Live Dead.

Here are all of The Airplane Family & Friends' and Live Dead 69's tour dates:

12/7 -- Baltimore, MD, Rams Head Live
12/9 -- Asbury Park, NJ, The Stone Pony
12/10 -- Pawling, NY, Daryl's House Club
12/11 -- New York, NY, B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
12/13-- Sellersville, PA, Sellersville Theater & Washington House Hotel & Restaurant
12/14 -- Huntington, NY, The Paramount
12/16 -- Pittsburgh, PA, The Rex Theater
12/17 -- North Tonawanda, NY, The Riviera Theatre
12/18 -- Saint Charles, IL, Arcada Theatre

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KMazur/WireImageSome unreleased George Harrison recordings may finally see the light of day with the help of the late Beatles guitarist's son, Dhani. During the recent 10th anniversary celebration of the Cirque du Soleil troupe's Fab Four-themed Las Vegas production The Beatles LOVE, George's widow, Olivia Harrison, told Billboard that she and Dhani have discussed him completing some of his dad's unreleased tracks.

"There are a lot of songs that are unfinished," Olivia told the magazine. "I think there's a project there. I just need time to get to it."

Dhani previously helped finish George's final studio album Brainwashed, which was released posthumously in November 2002. He co-produced the record -- along with George and Jeff Lynne -- and also contributed guitar, electric piano and backing vocals.

George Harrison died of cancer in November 2001. He was 58.

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ABC/Randy Holmes; Steve Zak Photography/FilmMagicBette Midler, Joan Jett and ex-Van Halen singer Sammy Hagar will appear as advisers this fall on the new season of The Voice, which also will feature Miley Cyrus and Alicia Keys joining Adam Levine and Blake Shelton on the panel of judges.

Us Weekly reports that Midler will be working with Shelton's team this season, Jett was chosen by Cyrus to advise her team and Levine picked rocking Hagar as his team's adviser.

The magazine points out that Midler's participation on The Voice had been brought up before, only by Levine rather than Shelton. During the show's ninth season, Adam declared that if he could choose a fifth coach, it would be the legendary singer and actress.

Cyrus' choosing Jett is no surprise, since Miley inducted Joan into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last year, and considers her one of her biggest inspirations and influences.

More surprising, perhaps is Levine picking the hard-rocking Hagar. However, a source tells Us Weekly that Adam is "a big fan of classic rock." Not only that, but Hagar and Levine have previously hung out together in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, and Adam has performed with Sammy at the Red Rocker's local bar.

According to Us Weekly, The Voice's other new adviser will be young singer/songwriter Charlie Puth, who will work alongside Keys.

A special preview episode of The Voice will air on NBC after the closing ceremonies of the Olympics on August 21. The real season 11 premiere happens Monday, September 19.

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Courtesy of The WhoThere's bad news and good news for The Who's U.K. fans. The bad news: the band is postponing its late-August and early-September U.K. concerts to April.  The good news: those shows will feature a revamped set that'll include an acoustic performance showcasing the group's 1969 rock opera, Tommy.

Prior to the rescheduled U.K. gigs, The Who will play two special shows on March 30 and April 1 of next year at The Royal Albert Hall in London as part of the annual benefit concerts for the Teenage Cancer Trust charity that will include the rock legends' first full-band performances of Tommy since 1989. The historic shows will coincide with the 100th Teenage Cancer Trust benefit concert. The band also will play a selection of their classic tunes along with the full rock opera.

Meanwhile, the postponed U.K shows also will include performances of some of the band's hits, plus some lesser-known tunes. The concerts are being designed to emulate the performances The Who gave around 1969 and 1970, which also featured a segment devoted to Tommy. To accompany the new Tommy section, the band is creating an updated video presentation.

People with tickets for the postponed dates can use them for the rescheduled concerts, or can get a full refund at the point of purchase. Tickets for the Royal Albert Hall shows will go on sale on September 23.

The Who's other announced 2016 concerts will go ahead as planned. These include a run of European dates in September, the band's two appearances at the Desert Trip Festival with Roger Waters on October 9 and 16 in Indio, California, and performances that same month in Santa Barbabra, California, and Mexico City.

Here are all of The Who's upcoming concerts:

9/10 -- Oberhausen, Germany, Koenig Pilsener Arena
9/12 -- Stuttgart, Germany, Schleyer-Halle
9/14 -- Vienna, Austria -- Wiener Stadhalle -- Tickets
9/17 -- Bologna, Italy, Unipol Arena
9/19 -- Milan, Italy, Mediolanum Forum
10/6 -- Santa Barbara, CA, Santa Barbara Bowl
10/9 -- Indio, CA, Desert Trip
10/12 -- Mexico City, Mexico, Palacio de los Deportes
10/16 -- Indio, CA, Desert Trip
3/30/17 -- London, U.K., Teenage Cancer Trust - Royal Albert Hall
4/1 -- London, U.K., Teenage Cancer Trust - Royal Albert Hall
4/3 -- Liverpool, U.K., Liverpool Echo Arena*
4/5 -- Manchester, U.K., Manchester Arena*
4/7 -- Glasgow, U.K., The SSE Hydro*
4/10 -- Sheffield, U.K., Sheffield Arena*
4/12 -- Birmingham, U.K., Barclaycard Arena*

* = rescheduled date.

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A&M/Interscope RecordsIn advance of Sting's recently announced studio album, 57th & 9th, the ex-Police frontman will release a career-spanning box set called Sting: The Studio Collection on September 30 that gathers together 180-gram vinyl editions of eight of his solo records.

The package spans from the singer/songwriter's 1985 solo debut, The Dream of the Blue Turtles, through the 2013 companion album to his stage musical, The Last Ship.

The Studio Collection also features 1987's ...Nothing Like the Sun, 1991's The Soul Cages, 1993's Ten Summoner's Tales, 1996's Mercury Falling, 1999's Brand New Day and 2003's Sacred Love. The versions of ...Nothing Like the Sun, Brand New Day and Sacred Love included in the box set are spread across two LPs, while the latter two albums have never before been available on vinyl.

Many of Sting's biggest hits and best-known songs are featured in the compilation, including "If You Love Somebody Set Them Free," "Fortress Around Your Heart," "We'll Be Together," "Englishman in New York," "If I Ever Lose My Faith in You," "Fields of Gold" and "Desert Rose."

Each album is housed in a sleeve that replicates the original artwork and packaging.

In a new video promoting the box set, Sting says he loves "the ritual of vinyl records," recalling that when he was growing up he enjoyed looking at an LP's cover art, reading the liner notes, pulling the disc out of the inner sleeve and placing it on a turntable.

"Music is too ephemeral in many ways," adds Sting. "A record is something you can touch, and I think it's more human."

Sting: The Studio Collection is available for pre-order now. Meanwhile, 57th & 9th, as previously reported, will be released on November 11.

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Courtesy of TIFFA new Rolling Stones documentary focusing on the band's recent Olé America Latina tour will get its world premiere at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival, which runs from September 8 to September 18. The Rolling Stones Olé Olé Olé!: A Trip Across Latin America captures the British rock legends as they perform in various cities in South America and Mexico en route to their historic tour-closing free concert in Havana, Cuba.

The movie was directed by Paul Dugdale, whose previous credits include Sweet Summer Sun -- Hyde Park Live, the concert film featuring footage from The Stones' two July 2013 shows in the famed London park.

The band's Olé America Latina trek kicked off on February 3 in Santiago, Chile, and finished in Havana on March 25. An estimated 1.2 million people were in attendance at the latter event.

The Rolling Stones' next scheduled concerts are on October 7 and 14 in Indio, California, as part of the Desert Trip festival. Bob Dylan also will be performing at those shows. In addition, The Stones will play an October 19 gig in Las Vegas.

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Foghat RecordsVeteran boogie rockers Foghat released a new studio album called Under the Influence last month. Founding drummer Roger Earl says his wife and the group's manager suggested the title after hearing the band members discussing their concept for the album.

"We were talking about what sort of attitude we want to have on the record," Earl tells ABC Radio. "Basically, it was like different songs or styles and attitudes of music that influenced us over the years."

Under the Influence features new original material written by the band members and some of their musical friends; covers of a couple of songs by Savoy Brown, the British band Earl played in prior to Foghat; a rendition of Marvin Gaye's "Heard It Through the Grapevine"; and a remake of Foghat's signature tune "Slow Ride."

Foghat began working on Under the Influence about three years ago at their Florida studio, then moved the sessions to the Nashville area, where they worked with producer Tom Hambridge. Hambridge, known for his Grammy-winning collaborations with Buddy Guy, also co-wrote six of the album's 12 tracks.

The album also features guest appearances by Savoy Brown's Kim Simmonds, longtime Buddy Guy guitarist Scott Holt, powerhouse singer Dana Fuchs and, perhaps most notably, ex-Foghat bassist/producer Nick Jameson. Jameson produced and played bass on the band's most successful studio album, 1975's Fool for the City -- which features the original version of "Slow Ride" -- and he also lent his bass skills to the new rendition of the tune.

Foghat lead guitarist Bryan Bassett tells ABC Radio about Under the Influence, "We really attempted to capture the old-school Foghat sound, from the way we recorded, which was mostly live in a room, minimal overdubs and no messing around with [a] computer…I think we got pretty close to what we wanted to do."

Find out more info about Under the Influence, and check out a list of the band's upcoming tour dates at

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© Jimmy KingThe nominations for the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards have been revealed, and making a surprising appearance alongside various contemporary pop, rock, R&B and hip-hop acts in several categories is the late David Bowie. Two of the influential rocker's clips, "Blackstar" and "Lazarus," received a total of four nods in various "professional" categories.

The video for "Blackstar," the epic title track of Bowie's final studio album, is up for the Best Art Direction trophy, while the "Lazarus" clip is nominated for the Best Direction, Best Cinematography and Best Editing awards.

Among the artists Bowie is competing against are Beyoncé, Adele, Fergie, Drake, Coldplay and Ariana Grande.

The 2016 MTV VMAs will be held August 28 at New York City's Madison Square Garden. Fans can start voting now in the categories of Best Rock Video, Video of the Year and many others via The "professional" categories are not open for voting.

Here is the full list of nominees in the categories for which Bowie has received nominations:

Best Art Direction
Beyoncé -- "Hold Up"
Fergie -- "M.I.L.F. $"
Drake -- "Hotline Bling"
David Bowie -- "Blackstar"
Adele -- "Hello"

Best Direction
Beyoncé -- "Formation"
Coldplay -- "Up&Up"
Adele -- "Hello"
David Bowie -- "Lazarus"
Tame Impala -- "The Less I Know The Better"

Best Cinematography
Beyoncé -- "Formation"
Adele -- "Hello"
David Bowie -- "Lazarus"
Alesso -- "I Wanna Know"
Ariana Grande -- "Into You"

Best Editing
Beyoncé -- "Format
Adele -- "Hello"
Fergie -- "M.I.L.F. $"
David Bowie -- "Lazarus"
Ariana Grande -- "Into You"

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Dave J Hogan/Getty ImagesAn appeal has been filed in the copyright-infringement lawsuit involving Led Zeppelin's "Stairway to Heaven" one month after a Los Angeles jury ruled that the band's Robert Plant and Jimmy Page did not steal the opening of their classic song from the 1968 Spirit tune "Taurus."

The Wrap reports that Michael Skidmore, who initiated the suit and oversees the trust of late Spirit frontman Randy Wolfe -- a.k.a. Randy California -- filed a notice of appeal on Saturday. During a six-week trial held last month, Skidmore's attorney argued that the opening riff of "Stairway to Heaven" was copied from "Taurus," an instrumental written by Wolfe, but the jury ruled that the songs weren't similar enough to constitute plagiarism.

Plant, Page and Led Zeppelin bassist John Paul Jones all took the stand during the initial trial, and testified that they weren't familiar with "Taurus." Their attorneys also argued that aspects of "Stairway to Heaven" that are similar to "Taurus" appear in many compositions that pre-date both tunes.

In conjunction with the verdict, the jury also ruled that Wolfe's trust is the rightful owner of "Taurus," and found that Led Zeppelin's members did have access to the Spirit song before before "Stairway to Heaven" was written.

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Dot RecordsAerosmith frontman Steven Tyler's foray into country music has gotten off to a great start, as his twangy debut solo record, We're All Somebody from Somewhere, has bowed at #1 on Billboard's Top Country Albums. According to Nielsen Music, the album sold 17,000 copies during its first week of release, which also was good enough for a #19 debut on the Billboard 200 chart.

Tyler recorded We're All Somebody from Somewhere in Nashville, co-produced the album, and co-wrote most of the songs with various collaborators. Three singles have been released from the album so far -- "Love Is Your Name," "Red, White & You," and the title track.

In early July, the 68-year-old Rock and Roll Hall of Famer launched a North American solo tour in support of the album called the …Out on the Limb trek, which is mapped out through a September 13 show in Toronto.

After his solo tour winds down, Tyler will rejoin Aerosmith for a series of concerts, including a September 17 appearance at the Kaaboo Festival in Del Mar, California, and a run of fall Latin American dates.

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Erika Goldring/Getty ImagesFounding Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh has been confirmed to play two nights during the 2016 edition of the Lockn' festival, which is scheduled from August 25 to August 28 at Oak Ridge Farm in Arrington, Virginia. Lesh will be playing with two completely different lineups of his Phil Lesh & Friends collective on the final two days of the event.

On Saturday, August 27, the 76-year-old Rock and Roll Hall of Famer will be joined by Phish drummer Jon Fishman and keyboardist Page McConnell; Joe Russo, one-time drummer for the Dead spinoff group Furthur; and acoustic bluegrass band The Incredible Stringdusters. On Sunday, August 28, Lesh will team up with ex-Black Crowes frontman Chris Robinson's current group, Chris Robinson Brotherhood, while acclaimed blues-rock guitarist Gary Clark Jr. will sit in during the set. Chris Robinson Brotherhood and Clark also will play their own sets that same day.

The 2016 Lockn' festival's headliners will be Ween on August 25, Phish on August 26 and 28, and My Morning Jacket on August 27. Other artists scheduled to perform during the four-day extravaganza include J. Geils Band singer Peter Wolf, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Umphrey's McGee  and reggae greats The Wailers.

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Courtesy of FOLD ExperienceNile Rodgers' 2016 FOLD concert event, originally set to take place next month in Riverhead, New York, is moving to New York City's Forest Hills Stadium in the fall.

Titled the "Freak Out Let's Dance (FOLD) Experience NY," the concert will feature Earth, Wind & Fire, The Village People and Bette Midler, who will perform with Rodgers and his band CHIC. Nile and CHIC also play on their own.

In addition to his successful work with funk legends CHIC, the multi-Grammy award-winning Rodgers also has produced hit singles for many of pop music's most prominent recording artists, such as David Bowie, Madonna and Diana Ross.

Rodgers' Freak Out Let's Dance FOLD Experience NY will take place on Saturday, October 8. You can purchase tickets for the show starting on Friday, July 29, at 10 a.m. ET. For more information visit

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