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ABC RadioRoger Waters gave about a thousand "friends and family" members a preview of his Us Them Tour on Sunday at Meadowlands Arena in East Rutherford, New Jersey. At the invitation-only concert, the ex-Pink Floyd singer/bassist played songs from his old band's classic 1970s albums, as well as four tunes from his new solo album, Is This the Life We Really Want?

Three of the songs from Waters' new record, due out June 2, had never been performed in concert -- "The Last Refugee," "Picture That," and "Smell the Roses."

Waters and his backing band performed in front of a massive high-def screen that featured jaw-dropping live-action and animated videos created to accompany each song. Many of Waters' songs rail against war and political corruption, and some of the video presentations reflected those themes, featuring footage displaying the devastation of war and poverty.

Following an intermission, a series of screens were lowered from the venue's ceiling that stretched across the arena. The screens, along with a pig balloon and smokestack-shaped props, recreated the famous Battersea Power Station in London featured on the Animals album cover.

The concert's most pointed political statement came during a performance of the epic 1977 song "Pigs (Three Different Ones)." A video mercilessly mocked President Donald Trump by showing his face superimposed on a pig, Adolph Hitler and other unflattering images. At the same time, a drone-controlled pig balloon featuring a depiction of Trump with the caption "I won!" on one side flew around the arena. At the end of the song, the massive screen displayed the phrase "F*** Trump!" in giant letters.

Waters' Us Them tour officially gets underway Friday, May 26, in Kansas City, Missouri.

Here's the set list of Waters' rehearsal show:

"Speak to Me"
"Breathe"
"One of These Days"
"Time"
"Breathe (Reprise)"
"Great Gig in the Sky"
"Welcome to the Machine"
"Déjà Vu" (new song)
"The Last Refugee" (new song)
"Picture That" (new song)
"Wish You Wish Were"
"The Happiest Days of Our Lives"
"Another Brick in the Wall Part 2"
"Another Brick in the Wall Part 3"
Intermission
"Dogs"
"Pigs (Three Different Ones)"
"Money"
"Us and Them"
"Smell the Roses" (new song)
"Brain Damage"
"Eclipse"

Encore:
"Vera"
"Bring the Boys Back Home"
"Comfortably Numb"

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Rhino Entertainment/Concord Music GroupIn honor of the 60th anniversary of Stax Records, Rhino Entertainment and Concord Music Group have partnered to launch a yearlong celebration of the legendary Memphis soul label.

The initiative begins today with the release of series of single-artist compilations dubbed Stax Classics, including albums focusing on Otis Redding, Sam & Dave, Booker T. & the M.G.'s and Carla Thomas.

Each retrospective features 12 memorable tracks and newly penned liner notes, and is available on CD and as a digital download for $9.98.

Stax Classics: Otis Redding features such enduring hits as "(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay," "Try a Little Tenderness" and "Respect." The Sam & Dave collection includes the duo's signature tune "Soul Man," as well as "Hold On! I'm a Comin'" and "I Thank You."

The Booker T. & the M.G.'s best-of features the Stax house band's smash instrumentals "Green Onions" and "Time Is Tight." Stax Classics: Carla Thomas boasts Thomas' 1966 top 20 hit "B-A-B-Y" and her memorable duet with Redding, "Tramp."

Stax Classics compilations focusing on The Staple Singers, Isaac Hayes, William Bell and The Dramatics and others also are available now.

In addition to the Stax Classics collections, a variety of albums from the Stax catalog will be reissued on 180-gram vinyl for a list price of $21.98. The first wave of these vinyl discs will arrive on June 23 and include Soul Men by Sam & Dave, Green Onions by Booker T. & the M.G.'s and a 50th anniversary, gold-vinyl edition of Otis Redding and Carla Thomas' King and Queen.

Another round of vinyl reissues from Redding, Sam & Dave, Thomas and Booker T. & the M.G.'s will hit stores on July 7.

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Kevin Mazur/WireImage; Image Group LA/ABCIf the pulsing bass line featured in pop star Selena Gomez's new single "Bad Liar" sounds familiar, that's because it's taken directly from the influential new-wave group Talking Heads' classic 1977 tune "Psycho Killer." Thanks to the sample, the band's founding members -- singer/guitarist David Byrne, bassist Tina Weymouth and drummer Chris Frantz -- were given partial songwriting credit on "Bad Liar," and now all three musicians have shared their feelings about Gomez's song.

Byrne posted a message on his official Facebook page that reads, "I really like the song...and her performance too."

Frantz, who is married to Weymouth, sent an email to Variety that reads, "So great to hear the legacy of our song, 'Psycho Killer,' and Tina's legendary style of bass playing, quoted so prominently. Was a big surprise and a delight to learn that a new generation is getting introduced to both."

Weymouth added, simply, "It's good to be appreciated."

Gomez co-wrote "Bad Liar" with her frequent collaborators Justin Tranter and Julia Michaels, as well as songwriter/producer Ian Kirkpatrick.

Tranter admitted to Variety, "Selena, Julia and I are all Talking Heads-obsessed."

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Readout RecordsEx-Foreigner/King Crimson multi-instrumentalist Ian McDonald latest musical project is Honey West, which has just released its debut album, Bad Old World.

For McDonald, getting involved in the new band was as easy as crossing the street. He tells ABC Radio that he joined Honey West after befriending his New York City neighbor Ted Zurkowski, a Shakespearean actor-turned-singer/songwriter.

"Ted and I used to live literally across the street from one another, and…we got talking and I discovered that Ted had a band," McDonald tells ABC Radio. Ian says he liked the group and Zurkowski's "energy and charisma," but felt they were "a little rough around the edges," something he thought he could help with.

McDonald and Zurkowski soon began co-writing songs, and those tunes make up the bulk of Bad Old World. In contrast to King Crimson's prog-rock and Foreigner's arena-rock sounds, Honey West is inspired by such groups as The Kinks, The Move and Mott the Hoople, with some punk-rock energy thrown in.

The punk influence is most prominent on lead single "Dementia." You can check out an official video for the tune on YouTube.

McDonald produced Bad Old World, while also contributing lead guitars, keyboards, flute, saxophones, clarinet and more. In addition, Ian recruited old friend Steve Holley, formerly of Wings, to play drums on most of the tracks. Longtime Joe Jackson bassist Graham Maby also guests on the record, while McDonald's son, Maxwell, plays bass on three tunes.

Ian tells ABC Radio that Bad Old World was conceived as a cohesive album, "with an arc and a flow, mood changes and key changes."

Honey West will celebrate Bad Old World's released with an intimate show at the New York club Bowery Electric on Wednesday, May 24. Find out more details at HoneyWestMusic.com.

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Credit: Kevin MazurU2 fans will find what they're looking if they tune in to ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live! this Tuesday, May 23. The Irish rockers will be visiting the talk show that evening to give their only planned TV interview and performance during the North American leg of their Joshua Tree Tour 2017.

U2's latest trek, which celebrates the 30th anniversary of their classic 1987 album The Joshua Tree, got underway on May 12 in Vancouver, Canada. Prior to their Kimmel appearance, the Rock & Roll Hall of Famers will play a pair concerts this weekend at the Rose Bowl in Los Angeles. The current tour leg winds down July 1 in Cleveland, after which U2 heads to Europe for a summer outing.

Jimmy Kimmel Live! airs at 11:35 p.m. ET/10:35 p.m. CT on ABC.

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Courtesy of AXS TVAXS TV will celebrate the music and legacy of Pink Floyd with a special block of programming on Sunday, May 21, starting at 4 p.m. ET/1 p.m. PT. The Sunday Night Rocks: Wish You Were Here marathon will begin with an encore screening of an episode of the Dan Rather-hosted series The Big Interview featuring a conversation with Roger Waters.

Up next, at 5:05 p.m. ET, will be the 2006 David Gilmour concert film Live in Gdansk, which was filmed during the Floyd guitarist's tour in support of his solo album On an Island. Then, at 6:50 p.m. ET, AXS TV will show an installment of the Rock Legends series focusing on Pink Floyd.

The marathon continues at 7:25 p.m. ET with the TV documentary Profiles: Pink Floyd: Behind The Wall, which includes interviews with the band's members looking back at the group's career.

Bringing the evening to a close will be a screening of the 2014 documentary and concert film Roger Waters -- The Wall at 9 p.m. ET. The movie includes live performances from some concerts on Waters' The Wall Live Tour, which ran from 2010 to 2013, as well as footage of Roger visiting a number of war-related sites in Europe.

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Credit: Christina PimentelA new memorial honoring the 100 people who died in the tragic fire at a 2003 Great White concert at The Station nightclub in West Warwick, Rhode Island, will be dedicated this Sunday, the Providence Journal reports.

The ceremony, which is free, will take place at 2 p.m. ET at the new Station Fire Memorial Park, located on the former site of the music venue and tavern.

The memorial, which was built with $2 million worth of donations, features plaques honoring each victim, a timeline of the tragedy, angel statues, music-themed sculptures, a memory wall and more. The band Steve Smith and the Nakeds will perform before the ceremony, which will feature appearances by Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo, U.S. Senator Jack Reed, and other officials.

In addition, Gina Russo, a woman who survived the fire and helped lead the campaign to have a memorial built, is expected to read the names of the victims at the event.

People planning to attend the ceremony are being asked to register at EventBrite.com to help local police gauge the turnout for the event.

The fire at The Station took place on February 20, 2003, and was started by sparks from a pyrotechnic display lit by Great White's manager.  The blaze quickly engulfed the venue before many of the attendees could escape.

Among the 100 victims of the blaze was Great White guitarist Ty Longley. About 230 other people were injured. The Station fire is the fourth-deadliest nightclub fire in U.S. history.

You can check out a video shot at the new memorial at YouTube.

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Universal Music GroupWith the 50th anniversary reissue of The Beatles' landmark 1967 album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band arriving next Friday, May 26, the band has offered up a new preview of one of the expanded release's bonus tracks. You can check out a "Take 1" version of the Fab Four's psychedelic classic "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" at the band's official VEVO YouTube channel.

There's banter between the various Beatles at the track's start, as well as Paul McCartney noodling around on the Lowrey organ and George Harrison strumming an acoustic guitar. The song then begins proper, with McCartney's well-known keyboard riff soon joined by John Lennon's vocals. Lennon sings a melody that's slightly different than the final version of the tune. There are no vocals at all on the chorus sections, and no bass and electric guitar appear on the track.

At the end of the song, McCartney plays some off-kilter organ chords as the track breaks down. After the music stops, McCartney is heard apparently giving Lennon a suggestion on how he should sing the line "cellophane flowers of yellow and green."

The 50th anniversary edition of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band will be released May 26 in various configurations and formats, including a Super Deluxe box set featuring a newly remastered version of the album, a mono mix of the record, 34 previously unreleased recordings from the sessions, a making-of documentary, and much more.

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Theo Wargo/WireImageOver a year after Prince died, a Minnesota judge has ruled that the late musician's six siblings are the legal heirs to his estate.

The ruling came Friday in Carver County, MI, where Prince lived and worked on his Paisley Park estate. Carver County District Judge Kevin Eide declared that Prince's sister, Tyka Nelson, and Prince's five half-siblings are his heirs: Omarr Baker, Alfred Jackson, Sharon Nelson, Norrine Nelson, and John R. Nelson.

Prince, born Prince Rogers Nelson, died without leaving a will -- or at least, none that's so far been found.  Beginning in the weeks after his death, an assortment of people have come forward, claiming to either be related to Prince or to have some other legal claim to the estate.  Although Judge Eide rejected those other claims, he acknowledged some are under appeal, and said he'd reconsider them pending any appellate court ruling. 

Eide also said none of Prince's assets can be distributed without a court order, nor in any way that might adversely affect any of the appeals.

Prince died April 21 of last year at age 57 of an accidental overdose of the painkiller fentanyl.

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Courtesy of Wenner MediaRolling Stone magazine will turn 50 years old this November.  To celebrate the milestone, the famous music and pop culture publication is planning a three-hour television special that'll air live from New York City early next year on ABC. Rolling Stone 50 will feature live performances, short films, celebrity appearances and much more.

The show, which will premiere Wednesday, February 7, will take a look at the impact Rolling Stone has had as an outlet for the coverage of music, film, TV, politics and many other cultural topics. The program will include unique onstage collaborations and other special moments, while showcasing highlights of the magazine's 50-year history.

Rolling Stone founder and editor Jann Wenner and his son Gus are among the special's executive producers.

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Cher photographed in 1972. Courtesy of Billboard

Cher is being presented with the Icon Award at the Billboard Music Awards this weekend, but she doesn't seem entirely comfortable with the title. In fact, she says she doesn't even really like her own music.

"I'm not a Cher fan," she tells Billboard in a new cover story. "I just don't think my aesthetic taste lies in her direction."

The singer says when she was younger, she always wanted to sound like Bob Seger, Bruce Springsteen, Joni Mitchell or The Eagles. But she does admit that she likes her song "If I Could Turn Back Time," as well as some of her other late-'80s power ballads.

"That was OK," she says. "By that time, I figured out I wasn't going to ever be the Eagles."

Cher also reveals to Billboard that she's been working on an album based on "an idea I've had for a long time," but she won't give any more details than that. She's also teaming up with Jersey Boys writer Rick Elice and Hamilton producer Jeffrey Seller on a Broadway musical about her life and career, which will reportedly open sometime next year.

And even though she turns 71 on Saturday, Cher, who thinks "Icon" is a "stupid" word, isn't about to retire just yet.

"I don't like getting old," she says. "I'm shocked that I can still run across the stage at my age. I thought I'd be dead."

But, she adds, "My idea, every night before I go onstage, is that this is a gift I was given, and can give to people...It's something that makes people feel good. That's all I do -- make people feel good."

Cher will perform her 1998 song "Believe" at the Billboard Music Awards on Sunday. It will mark her first awards show performance in over 15 years.

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Buda Mendes/Getty ImagesChris Cornell's wife doesn't believe her husband intentionally took his own life, and feels the prescription drug Ativan may have played a role in his death.

A joint statement issued Friday by Vicky Cornell and family attorney Kirk Pasich -- the first lengthy family statement since Cornell, 52, was found dead in his Detroit hotel room Wednesday night -- notes that the Soundgarden frontman was "a recovering addict," and "had a prescription for Ativan and may have taken more Ativan than recommended dosages."

Ativan, the brand name for the medication lorazepam, has a number of therapeutic uses, but is commonly used for the treatment of anxiety.

"Without the results of toxicology tests, we do not know what was going on with Chris -- or if any substances contributed to his demise," says Pasich.

The statement goes on: "The family believes that if Chris took his life, he did not know what he was doing, and that drugs or other substances may have affected his actions."

The Wayne County, MI, Medical Examiners Office on Thursday declared Cornell's cause of death as suicide by hanging. 

Vicky Cornell says she and her husband spoke before his Wednesday night show in Detroit and "discussed plans for a vacation over Memorial Day and other things we wanted to do.  When we spoke after the show, I noticed he was slurring his words; he was different.  When he told me he may have taken an extra Ativan or two, I contacted security and asked that they check on him." 

She continues: "What happened is inexplicable and I am hopeful that further medical reports will provide additional details.  I know that [Chris] loved our children and he would not hurt them by intentionally taking his own life."

The statement ends with Vicky Cornell saying, "The outpouring of love and support from his fans, friends and family means so much more to us than anyone can know.  Thank you for that, and for understanding how difficult this is for us."

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Courtesy of CatawikiSnippets of hair belonging to all four Beatles members were auctioned off separately recently for a total of more than $10,000, the Catawiki auction site reports. The snippets were cut from Paul McCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison and Ringo Starr in March 1964 while they were filming A Hard Day's Night and were collected by John O'Gorman, who was the head of the movie studio's makeup department.

O'Gorman had the locks of hair put in four separate frames that also included photos of the corresponding Beatles members and gave them to couple he was friends with as a 25th anniversary gift.

McCartney's hair fetched the most money, $2,996, while Harrison's sold for $2,901, Starr's for $2,885, Lennon's for the relatively low price of $1,385."

Denny Hoekstra, a Beatles expert for Catawiki, noted "Each lot contained four to five strands, which means McCartney's hair sold for approximately $600 per strand."

Hoekstra also pointed out, "Nowadays, collecting the hair of famous people is a booming industry. In general, the hair of celebrities will only become more valuable over time, which makes these locks of hair a good investment."

According to experts at Catawiki, the most money ever paid for the hair of a music star was $115,000 for a snippet belonging to Elvis Presley, while the second highest amount was $48,000 for a lock of Lennon's hair.

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Credit: Jess GriffinHeart's Ann Wilson will launch her second U.S. solo tour leg of 2017 this Friday in Indio, California, before kicking it off, the vocal powerhouse will kick it out tonight during an appearance on ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live! The Rock & Roll Hall of Famer will sit in with the Kimmel house band, Cleo and the Cletones, on the show, which airs at 11:35 p.m. ET/10:35 p.m. CT.

The first leg of the Ann Wilson of Heart Tour ran from early March to early April, while the new trek is mapped out all the way through an August 10 concert in Sylvania, Ohio. The outing includes a number performances at festivals and fairs, as well as an August 8 appearance opening for Santana in Mount Pleasant, Michigan.

Wilson's backing band for the tour features guitarist Craig Bartok, a member of both Heart and Ann's previous solo project The Ann Wilson Thing; bassist Andy Stoller of The Ann Wilson Thing; former Heart drummer/percussionist Denny Fongheiser; and keyboardist Dan Walker.

Meanwhile, Wilson recently took part in a Twitter Q&A during which she revealed what historic event she wished she'd attended.

"I would like to have been there at Woodstock to hear Jimi Hendrix play the national anthem," Ann said. "I feel that moment spoke not only for a generation then, but for the American experience before and after."

Here are all of the upcoming dates on the Ann Wilson of Heart Tour:

5/19 -- Indio, CA, Fantasy Springs Casino
5/21 -- Solana Beach, CA, Belly Up
5/23 -- Phoenix, AZ, Celebrity Theatre
5/26 -- Florence, KY, UC Health Stadium
5/28 -- St. Louis, MO, River City Casino
5/31 -- Dallas, TX, Bomb Factory
6/1 -- San Antonio, TX, The Aztec Theater
6/3 -- Corpus Christi, TX, Concrete Street Pavilion
6/4 -- Houston, TX, Arena Theatre
6/6 -- Atlanta, GA, Buckhead Theatre
6/8 -- Fort Lauderdale, FL, Parker Playhouse
6/10 -- Clearwater, FL, Capitol Theater
6/11 -- Fort Pierce, FL, Sunrise Theatre
6/13 -- Nashville, TN, Schermerhorn Symphony Center
6/14 -- Huber Heights, OH, Rose Music Center at The Heights
6/16 -- Chicago, IL, House of Blues
6/17 -- Warren, OH, W.D. Packard Music Hall
6/19 -- Kansas City, MO, Uptown Theatre
6/21 -- Cedar Falls, IA, Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center
6/23 -- Detroit, MI, River Days Festival
6/26 -- Layton, UT, Kenley Amphitheater
6/27 -- Sandy, UT, Sandy City Amphitheater
6/29 -- Pleasanton, CA, Alameda County Fairgrounds
6/30 -- San Rafael, CA, Marin County Fair
7/2 -- Anaheim, CA, The Grove of Anaheim
7/3 -- Las Vegas, NV, Downtown Rocks at Fremont Street Experience
7/25 -- Prior Lake, MN, Rib Fest at Mystic Lake Casino
7/28 -- West Bend, WI, Washington State Fair
8/8 -- Mount Pleasant, MI, Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort*
8/10 -- Sylvania, OH, Centennial Terrace

* = opening for Santana.

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Dave J Hogan/Dave J Hogan/Getty ImagesThe 2017 Ivor Novello Awards were held Thursday in London, and among the honorees at the ceremony were Bill Withers and New Wave veteran Gary Numan.

Withers received the Special International Award, which goes to a songwriter from outside of the U.K. who has had an outstanding career while being a major influence on the British music industry. Funk legend George Clinton was on hand to present the award to Withers.

BBC News reports, that while accepting the honor, Bill recited a special poem written for the event. He also shared a recollection of meeting Paul McCartney, who called him a "raconteur," a term with which he wasn't familiar. The 78-year-old singer/songwriter Withers admitted that, after looking up the word in the dictionary, he was surprised to learn it had nothing to do with raccoons.

Numan, best known for his synth-driven 1979 hit "Cars," was presented with the Ivors Inspiration Award, which is given to a musician whose work has encouraged the creativity of other artists.

During his acceptance speech, Numan said, "I've been doing this a long time and this is my proudest moment."

You can check out the full list of award winners, visit TheIvors.com.

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Varèse SarabandeNext month, Peter Cetera will be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, along with other founding members of his former band, Chicago.  To mark the occasion, a new greatest-hits collection from the singer and bass player will be released Friday.

The Best of Peter Cetera features all of Cetera's top-40 solo singles, including his two #1 hits: the Karate Kid II theme "The Glory of Love," and "The Next Time I Fall," his duet with Amy Grant.

Other hits featured on the disc include the Cher duet "After All (Love Theme from Chances Are)," "One Good Woman" and "Restless Heart."

Cetera will be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame on June 15 in New York City during the Hall's annual gala, along with current Chicago members Robert Lamm and James Pankow

Lamm, Pankow and Cetera wrote nearly every major Chicago hit, including "Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?," "Saturday in the Park," "Make Me Smile," "Colour My World, "Just You 'N' Me," "Feelin' Stronger Every Day," "Wishing You Were Here," "If You Leave Me Now," "Baby, What a Big Surprise," "Hard to Say I'm Sorry" and "You're the Inspiration." 

Here's the track listing for The Best of Peter Cetera, due May 19:

"The Glory of Love" (Theme from The Karate Kid Part II)
"Daddy's Girl"
"Stay with Me" (From Princess of the Moon)
"The Next Time I Fall [Single Remix]" (with Amy Grant)
"Big Mistake"
"Only Love Knows Why"
"One Good Woman"
"After All (Love Theme from Chances Are)"  (with Cher)
"Save Me" (Theme from Baywatch)
"Even a Fool Can See"
"Feels Like Heaven" (with Chaka Khan)
"Restless Heart"

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Capitol/UMeWith the 50th anniversary edition of The Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Club Hearts Club Band album set to be released later this month, producer Giles Martin visited BBC Radio on Wednesday to chat about the reissue.

Martin, son of the late Fab Four producer George Martin, revealed that his next Beatles-related project will be a reissue of the band's classic self-titled 1968 album, commonly known as The White Album.

While the deluxe versions of Sgt. Pepper feature dozens of outtakes and alternate takes, Giles he expects that going through the sessions for the White Album to put together a selection bonus tracks will be more daunting.

"[T]hat was where they started becoming properly indulgent," Martin noted. "There are 70 takes of 'Sexy Sadie,' for instance. The efficiency went slightly out the window."

He added, "There's a lot of stuff. So, it's getting the balance right of trying to provide people with what they want."

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Club Hearts Club Band is considered by many to be The Beatles' most inventive and sonically diverse album, and was recorded at a time when the band had just retired from touring and was putting all their focus on creating music in the studio.

Giles told BBC Radio, "My dad always said it was the first time he'd actually spent time with them in the studios and they could use the studios like a playground. And he always just said it was the happiest time. And I think it's the ultimate in the four of them collaborating with my dad, to stick their ideas down to a disc."

The 50th anniversary Sgt. Pepper reissues will be released May 26.

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Credit: Myrna SuarezBilly Joel has won countless awards in his career, but he's about to receive a very unusual honor: A movie theater is going to name its popcorn stand after him.

The theater in question is the historic Sag Harbor Cinema on Long Island, New York, which was damaged by fire last December. According to Long Island's Newsday, Joel, a part-time resident of Sag Harbor, has donated money to help rebuild the theater.

The Sag Harbor Partnership says it needs about $8 million to rebuild the theater's Art Deco facade and upgrade the projection and sound systems. With Billy's donation, the total the Partnership has raised so far is $2.3 million. It wasn't disclosed how much money the Piano Man himself kicked in, but it was enough for the Partnership to announce that it'll name the popcorn stand after Joel.

The president of the Partnership told Newsday, "Billy has spent a lot of time in Sag Harbor. He knows exactly how much the sign and the cinema mean to all of Main Street...So many of his songs show his understanding of how much specific places mean to people and we are so grateful that he agrees the Sag Harbor Cinema is a special place worth fighting for."

According to Newsday, when Joel played Madison Square Garden in December, he said, "Just want to say goodbye to the old Sag Harbor Cinema" before playing "New York State of Mind."

Others who are involved in the fundraising efforts include Martin Scorsese, movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, and Dame Julie Andrews.

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Credit: Shervin LainezAs The Magpie Salute, the new group led by founding Black Crowes guitarist Rich Robinson, prepares for the June 9 arrival release of its debut album, the band has scheduled additional U.S. tour dates in support of the self-titled release. The newly announced shows mainly will take place in September in various Western U.S. cities, although the group also has added a November 11 concert in Philadelphia to its itinerary.

Among the new September gigs include performances in Sacramento and Fresno, California; Tempe and Tucson, Arizona; Las Vegas; Salt Lake City; Portland, Oregon; and Seattle. The Magpie Salute also will play California's Kaaboo Del Mar Festival and Colorado's Telluride Blues & Brews Festival.

The band's 2017 U.S. trek gets underway July 26 in Indianapolis, and the group also has a number of European concerts lined up in June and July.

As previously reported, The Magpie Salute's debut album features 10 tracks -- one new original studio recording called "Omission" and nine live performances captured in front of an audience in Woodstock, New York. The live tracks include renditions of The Black Crowes' "What Is Home" and "Wiser Time," as well as covers of songs by Delaney and Bonnie, War, Pink Floyd, The Faces and Bob Marley. Listen to "Omission" now at Eagle Rock Entertainment's SoundCloud page.

Besides Robinson, The Magpie Salute's lineup includes three other former Black Crowes members -- guitarist Marc Ford, bassist Sven Pipien and backing singer Charity White.

Here are all of The Magpie Salute's U.S. tour dates:

7/26 -- Indianapolis, IN, Vogue
7/28 -- Chicago, IL, Metro
7/29 -- Chicago, IL, Metro
7/30 -- Detroit, MI, Saint Andrew's
8/1 -- Buffalo, NY, Tralf Music Hall
8/3 -- Boston, MA, The Wilbur
8/4 -- Hartford, CT, Infinity Hall
8/5 -- Hampton Beach, NH, Casino Ballroom
8/6 -- Portland, ME, Aura
8/8 -- New Bedford, MA, The Zeiterion Theatre
8/9 -- Red Bank, NJ, Count Basie Theatre
8/11 -- Scranton, PA, The Peach Music Festival
8/12 -- Silver Spring, MD, The Fillmore
8/13 -- Huntington, NY, The Paramount
8/15 -- Charlotte, NC, Neighborhood Theatre
8/16 -- Raleigh, NC, The Ritz
8/18 -- Atlanta, GA, The Buckhead Theatre
8/19 -- Myrtle Beach, SC, Myrtle Beach Speedway
8/20 -- Asheville, NC, Diana Wortham Theatre
8/22 -- Cincinnati, OH, Bogart's
8/24 -- Louisville, KY, Mercury Ballroom
8/25 -- Nashville, TN, Marathon Music Works
8/26 -- Chattanooga, TN, Southern Brewers Festival
9/7 -- San Francisco, CA, The Fillmore
9/8 -- San Francisco, CA, The Fillmore
9/9 -- Sacramento, CA, Ace of Spades*
9/10 -- Santa Cruz, CA, The Catalyst*
9/12 -- Fresno, CA, Tower Theatre*
9/13 -- Los Angeles, CA, The Fonda Theatre
9/14 -- Tempe, AZ, Marquee Theatre*
9/15 -- Del Mar, CA, Kaaboo Del Mar*
9/17 -- Telluride, CO, Telluride Blues & Brews Festival*
9/19 -- Tucson, AZ, Fox Theatre*
9/20 -- Las Vegas, NV, Brooklyn Bowl*
9/22 -- Morrison, CO, Red Rocks Amphitheatre*
9/23 -- Salt Lake City, UT, Eccles Theatre*
9/25 -- Grants Pass, OR, Rogue Theatre*
9/26 -- Portland, OR, Crystal Ballroom*
9/27 -- Seattle, WA, The Showbox*
11/11 -- Philadelphia, PA, TLA (Theatre of Living Arts)*

* = new date.

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Mark Metcalfe/Getty ImagesThe third annual Malibu Guitar Festival gets underway tonight in Malibu, California, and among the four-day event's highlights is a headlining performance this Saturday by Fleetwood Mac drummer Mick Fleetwood's side project, The Mick Fleetwood Blues Band.

Fleetwood tells ABC Radio that his blues band's appearance at the festival is the group's only confirmed 2017 gig, noting, "We're all flying in from Hawaii, and we're doing the one show and then going home." The band also features ex-Fleetwood Mac guitarist Rick Vito, and showcases material from the famous group's early Peter Green-led period.

"I think it's gonna be a great festival, and a lot of great musicians are…booked," says Mick. "It's also quite well-known for unannounced, impromptu things happening and people jamming with each other…So, I think it's a very cool situation."

The festival kicks off with a charity event at which Doors guitarist Robby Krieger will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award. The fundraiser also includes a star-studded performance featuring Krieger, ex-Wings guitarist Laurence Juber, John Hiatt, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers drummer Steve Ferrone, country star Hunter Hayes and others.

The show, which will be held at Casa Escobar at The Malibu Inn, will raise money for three charities: TheraSurf, the Emily Shane Foundation and The Karl LaDue Wodakota Foundation.

The festival's Friday show, dubbed the "Hot Licks Night," also will take place at Casa Escobar, and will feature rock-guitar virtuoso Steve Vai, plus several female guitarists who contributed to the recent Vai-curated She Rocks compilation.

The Fleetwood Blues Band's performance on Saturday will be part of the festival's day-long "Main Event," taking place on two stages in the Malibu Village parking lot. The lineup also includes Juber, Hayes and many others. Visit MalibuGuitarFestival.com for full details.

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