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A&M/Interscope44/876, the new album by Sting and Shaggy, is out now and the unlikely duo is taking over your TV all this week, with appearances on The Tonight Show, Live with Kelly and Ryan, The View and more.  Not bad for a project that wasn't even supposed to exist.

Originally, the rock legend and the pop/reggae star were going to collaborate on just one song, "Don't Make Me Wait."  But as Sting tells ABC Radio, they decided they didn't want to stop there.

"I think almost immediately, we had a rapport and we recognized a kindred spirit in each other," he says. "And we just had so much fun...we decided that we would just carry on and mess around in the studio."

"It was an easy record to make, a very quick record to make and a delight," he adds. "And I think the sunshine and the joy comes through the tracks."

Shaggy, a fan of Sting and his old band The Police "from day one," was impressed with the "genius" level of musicianship that Sting contributed.  Sting admires Shaggy's spontaneity and ability to "create a song on the spot, in public."

"[It's] a completely alien thing to me, but he forced me into doing it that way," Sting adds. "Every time he sings, his energy is so high that you have to raise your game to stay up there."

In fact, Sting says that's why the album was so much fun to make.

"There's always competition between musicians," he says. "You're upping your game, they're upping their game. It's no good playing tennis against somebody who doesn't wanna play!" 

Sting and Shaggy will be on The Tonight Show Monday, Live with Kelly and Ryan Tuesday, The View on Wednesday and Watch What Happens Live on Sunday.

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Image credit: Blaine ClausenZZ Top winds down a five-date Las Vegas residency at The Venetian Theatre this Saturday, April 28, part of a busy 2018 schedule for the Texas trio that also includes the upcoming Blues & Bayous co-headlining tour with John Fogerty. While his band will be spending lots of time on the road this year, frontman Billy Gibbons also may release new music from not one, but two side projects in 2018.

First of all, Gibbons tells ABC Radio that a follow-up to his 2015 solo debut, Perfectamundo, recorded with his backing group The BFG's, is in the works. The 68-year-old Rock & Roll Hall of Famer says the new album will focus on a different musical genre than his last one.

"Following the success of Perfectamundo, which was our stab at taking a piece from the Cuban influences…they've said, 'OK, we've done this Cuban thing, can you go back to your bluesier roots?'" he explains. "And we've decided to do just that. So, hopefully summertime we'll see something BFG and blue coming out."

Meanwhile, back in 2013, Gibbons reunited with his pre-ZZ Top band The Moving Sidewalks to play a handful of shows, which led that group to hit the studio and start recording some new music that has yet to be released.

Regarding that material, Billy says, "[H]opefully that'll see the light of day. Probably this year."

After wrapping up the Vegas engagement, ZZ Top will play a trio of headlining shows before launching the Blues & Bayous Tour with Fogerty, which kicks off May 25 in Atlantic City, New Jersey, and runs through a June 29 concert in Welch, Minnesota. The band also has various other concerts lined up through late August. Check out their full schedule at

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It doesn't matter how much money, fame or success you have -- no one's immune from depression,  Just ask Lionel Richie.

The five-time Grammy winning singer and songwriter speaks candidly on the U.K.'s Lorraine TV show about how he struggled in the years following the death of his father, Lionel Richie Sr., in 1990.

“My father was ill and I went through a very -- I won’t say a depression, a massive depression, because, you know, my dad was my hero,” Richie said.

Never mind that at the time, the most recent album that Richie had released was his massively successful Billboard #1, Dancing on the Ceiling.  He was so depressed, he stopped making music altogether, for ten years.

So what got him to start making music again?  The birth of his second child, son Miles, in 1994.

"I realized I had a group of people that were kind of looking up to me to be the head of the house," said Richie, also referring to his daughter, Nicole.  "And I realized something else, something very terrifying: They didn't know what the hell I did for a living!"

Shortly after, Richie released his 1996 album, Louder Than Words.

Today, of course, Richie, who's 68, is enjoying a fresh resurgence of popularity and respect, with a new generation of fans discovering him in his role as a judge on American Idol, airing Sunday and Monday nights at 8:00 ET/7:00 CT on ABC.

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Ian Dickson/RedfernsIf you weren't already excited enough over Led Zeppelin's first-ever Record Store Day release tomorrow, the band's nudged the anticipation up another notch with a new trailer.

The 33-second video highlights the band's 7-inch yellow vinyl pressing of two previously unreleased mixes of Zeppelin's "Rock and Roll" and "Friends" -- the former dubbed the "Sunset Sound Mix," and the latter the "Olympic Studio Mix."  Both remixes were produced by Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page, who over the years has curated most of the band's reissues and special packages.

Like all Record Store Day specials, you can only by the Led Zeppelin 7-inch at your local independent record store Saturday, April 21.

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Capitol/UMeIt's about time hair metal started getting some respect.  To celebrate the 30th anniversary of Poison's monster hit album, Open Up and Say...Ahh!, it's been re-released on 180-gram red and green vinyl.

The reissue also features the album's then-controversial cover, showing a female model made up to look like a tiger, with glowing green eyes, big '80s hair, black claws, and an extended tongue that looks to be about a foot long, all tinted blood red.  Later issues of the album featured an all-black cover image, with only the model's eyes exposed as if through a tear in the cover.

Released May 3, 1988, Open Up and Say...Ahh! was Poison's second album and features "Nothin' but a Good Time" and their cover of the Loggins and Messina hit "Your Mama Don't Dance," both of which were top-10 hits on the Billboard Hot 100.  It also includes the power ballad "Every Rose Has Its Thorn," the glam rockers' only U.S. #1 hit.  The album's since gone five-times platinum in the U.S. and remains Poison's most successful release.

If you want the red vinyl version, you can only get it at Amazon, at least for now -- list price is $14.29.  You'd better move fast if you want the green vinyl pressing, though.  Only 1,000 copies are available for $24.98 a pop, and only from TheSoundofVinyl.

Just to refresh your memory, here's the track list for Open Up and Say...Ahh!:

"Love on the Rocks"
"Nothin' but a Good Time"
"Back to the Rocking Horse"
"Good Love"
"Tearin' Down the Walls"
"Look but You Can't Touch"
"Fallen Angel"
"Every Rose Has Its Thorn"
"Your Mama Don't Dance"
"Bad to Be Good"

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L-R: Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong; Ed Caraeff/Getty ImagesNews of previously unheard work by a former member of The Beatles is always cause for excitement.  But in this case, it's coming from a very unexpected source.

George Harrison was one of the all-star roster of musicians who played on the 1973 spoof single "Basketball Jones," by stoner comedy duo Cheech & Chong.  Now Tommy Chong tells Billboard there are previously unheard outtakes of Harrison's guitar work on the single "where he's trying different things." 

As for if we'll ever get to hear them, Chong doesn't say, other that to offer, "We've got all of that in the can that we're going to spring on people eventually, one day. That'd be great."

"Basketball Jones," a parody of the 1972 hit "Love Jones" by Brighter Side of Darkness, was included on the Cheech & Chong album Los Cochinos and featured Chong singing the lead in falsetto.  In addition to Harrison, backing talent includes Billy Preston and Carole King on keyboards, Tom Scott on saxophone, and backing vocals by Darlene LoveRonnie Spector and Michelle Phillips.  The song peaked at #15 on the Billboard Hot 100.

So how exactly did Harrison wind up on "Basketball Jones?"  "George and I were buddies," Chong tells Billboard.  "George and I used to smoke quite a bit when we'd meet once in a while at different places."

Happy 420 day, everybody.

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Chip Somodevilla/Getty ImagesBono's one of those rare rock stars who's known nearly as much for his humanitarian work as he is for his music.  Now the U2 frontman's been honored again for the former, this time by the George W. Bush Institute.

Bono on Thursday received the George W. Bush Medal for Distinguished Leadership from the former president himself, at the George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas.  In fact, Bono's the first recipient of the award, which recognizes him for raising awareness of HIV/AIDS and poverty in Africa, as well as helping raise hundreds of millions of dollars to fight the former.

Bush and Bono first met face-to-face at the White House in 2002 and immediately began working together to fight HIV/AIDS in Africa.  Bono lent his celebrity and support to secure funding for PEPFAR, the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, on which then-President Bush was already working.

"I'm here to honor your leadership on the greatest health intervention in the history of medicine," Bono told Bush Thursday during a meeting that was streamed online, saying some 21 million lives had been saved "by this work that you began and led on, and I'm here to honor that." 

For his part, Bush told Bono PEPFAR "never would have made it out of Congress had you not been engaged," calling Bono "the real deal.  This is a guy who's got a huge heart." 

Bono also praised Bush's mother, Barbara Bush, who died last Tuesday, noting the powerful photograph from March, 1989 of the then-first lady embracing an infant with AIDS, "when the stigma of AIDS was at its highest."  Bono credited Mrs. Bush for instilling compassion for HIV/AIDS sufferers in her son.

The seven-minute exchange between Bono and Bush is posted online now.

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George Pimentel/WireImageIt's safe to say Stevie Wonder is a Scandal fan.  That Stevie Wonder song you heard over the final minutes of Thursday night's series finale was unfamiliar for a reason: he custom-wrote it for the ABC political soap -- and even show creator and producer Shonda Rhimes didn't know about until the very last minute.

Rhimes revealed how it came about during her appearance with Scandal star Kerry Washington on Thursday night's Jimmy Kimmel Live!  Rhimes said, in response to Jimmy Kimmel's question, that she'd been putting the finishing touches on the finale fewer than 12 hours prior to the broadcast.  The reason: "We were so blessed that we got to get a special song written by Stevie Wonder," Rhimes said, explaining that Wonder was "inspired by Scandal" to write the song, and only let Rhimes know about it at the last minute.  Producers were working until literally hours before the finale's scheduled broadcast to incorporate the song.

"Getting to talk to Stevie Wonder on the phone it's pretty amazing," Rhimes said. "Getting to talk to Stevie Wonder on the phone when he puts down the phone and says, 'Hold on,' and then starts playing music is a life-changing experience."

Not long after the episode aired on the West Coast, and after her appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Rhimes shared a simple tweet: "Bless you, @StevieWonder," she wrote.

There's not a lot of info on the song, including its title, but the chorus to the trademark Wonder funky groove goes, "The voice inside of me/Said it was time to get out of my own way/So I made my own decision/My assignment here is done/And I won't let you come and rain on my future sunny days." 

So maybe the song's title is "Sunny Days?"  Hopefully, we'll find out soon.  Even better, here's hoping the song's released as a single.

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Matt Baron/ShutterstockWhile Elton John has admitted that he's pretty sick of "Crocodile Rock," he knows fans love it, so of course he's going to perform it on his upcoming Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour -- and he wants you to be involved.

If you're a crazed Elton John fan, now's the time to let your freak flag fly.  Elton's team is asking fans to submit photos of themselves dressed up in their best Elton outfit, and posing with their favorite memorabilia.

"We're looking for unusual, crazy and over-the-top, just like the song!" says the invitation. "Why not get your cat involved if they're a fan too?!"

Elton's team will go through all the submissions and then travel around the world to film those selected for a special video that will be shown when Elton plays "Crocodile Rock."  Even if you don't get to be part of the video, your photo may appear in the tour program.

All you need to do to enter is email with your crazy photo, your favorite Elton memory, your name, date of birth, full address and country.  If you're chosen for the video or program, the team will be in touch.

The Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour gets underway September 8 in Allentown, PA.  At the end of this month, Elton will kick off the next series of dates for his Million Dollar Piano residency at the Colosseum in Las Vegas.

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Dave J Hogan/Getty Images for The Rolling StonesRolling Stones fans in Ireland are in for a treat this coming summer.  The opening show of the European leg of the Band's No Filter tour, in Dublin's Croke Park, will likely be one the longest sets of the outing.

"I haven't gotten length yet. It will be their longest set because they will try out different things. We figure two hours to two-and-a-half hours," the Stones' longtime production manager, Dale Skjerseth, tells Ireland's Independent newspaper.

"They don't have a permanent set yet. There are always the favourites and then they will add in. They keep themselves fit," Skjerseth adds.

The May 17 show at Croke Park will be the Rolling Stones' first performance in Ireland since a 2007 show at Slane Castle before 68,000 people.

"We start rehearsals next week and we are getting ready," Skjerseth tells the Independent.  "It's a big show, we have 25 production trucks and we're around two hundred people touring with the entourage. All the excitement is around the beginning, especially the guys."

For the latest news on the Stones' No Filter tour, check out their official website.

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Kevin Mazur/WireImage for NPG Records 2013)Thursday's announcement that the investigation into Prince's death has been closed reminds us of what we've lost.  But on the same day, we're also getting a reminder of what a gifted talent he was, with the release of the original recording of one of his best-known songs.

Prince's estate has shared a previously unreleased studio version of Prince performing "Nothing Compares 2 U," recorded in 1984 at the Flying Cloud Drive Warehouse rehearsal space in Eden Prairie, Minnesota -- that's where Prince and his band rehearsed for the Purple Rain tour, which began that year.  Even better, there's a video to go with it, featuring previously unseen footage of Prince rehearsing dance steps with The Revolution for the tour.

"Nothing Compares 2 U" of course became a monster hit for Sinead O'Connor in 1990, and Prince himself didn't begin performing the song live until after that.  You can download or stream his new studio version now at most major digital retailers.  It's also be available on standard vinyl or picture disc, along with a "Nothing Compares 2 U" tee-shirt, denim jacket or both, at the official Prince HitNRun store.  You'll be able to buy the standard vinyl version everywhere beginning May 25.

Prince's estate has also launched a new, interactive website dubbed Prince2Me.  Visitors can choose five words, images or a combination of both to create a message that declares what Prince means to you, though you'll have to register with the website to share your composition with others.

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Harry Herd/RedfernsNearly a year ago, former Free frontman Paul Rodgers played a sold-out show at London's Royal Albert Hall, celebrating Free's 50th anniversary as part of his 2017 Free Spirit tour.  Now the promised record of that concert is almost here.

Paul Rodgers -- Free Spirit -- Celebrating the Music of Free will be released June 22 by Quarto Valley Records in multiple formats -- on CD, DVD and Blu-ray, on vinyl and digitally.

The 16-song collection features Rodgers performing Free's best-known songs, including "Wishing Well," "Fire and Water" and their signature hit, "All Right Now," as well as deep tracks, some of which were never performed live by the original band.

Blu-ray and vinyl extras include exclusive footage of the London show, as well as extra tracks by Paul's multi-instrumentalist daughter, Jasmine Rodgers, and rock and blues singer Deborah Bonham, sister of the late Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham.

Rogers is widely considered to be one of rock's premier vocalists.  In addition to fronting Free, he was also lead singer for Bad Company and The Firm before going solo.

Rogers has a seriously busy road schedule right now.  He'll play a handful of Bad Company dates beginning May 11, then embark July 18 on his joint Stars Align tour with Jeff Beck and Heart's Ann Wilson.  You can check out Paul for dates and details.

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Blink PublishingWe've got a publication date for former The Who drummer Kenney Jones' autobiography, and it's just around the corner.  Titled Let the Good Times Roll, it'll be out May 31.

Subtitled My Life In the Small Faces, the Faces and The Who, the book covers exactly that -- Jones' time with three of rock's most influential bands.  "In a career spanning six decades, Kenney was at the epicentre of many of the most exciting moments in music history and has experienced everything the industry has to offer," declares the book's publisher.  "He jointly created some of the world's most-loved records, hung out with the StonesBeatlesDavid BowieKeith Moon and Rod Stewart, and suffered the loss of close friends to rock 'n' roll excess and success."

Jones writes about "the people, the parties, the friendships, the fall-outs, the laughter, the sadness, the sex, drugs, and a lot of rock 'n' roll, while also opening up about his own deeply personal battles and passions, too," according to the publisher.

Jones of course was a founding member of Small Faces, which changed to Faces when lead singer and guitarist Steve Marriott left the band in 1969, and Rod Stewart and Ronnie Wood stepped in to cover vocals and guitar, respectively.  Three years after Faces disbanded, Pete Townshend in 1978 invited Jones to join The Who in the wake of drummer Keith Moon's death.  Jones left the band around 1988, though he's performed with them occasionally since. 

You can order Let the Good Times Roll: My Life In the Small Faces, the Faces and The Who now on  And yes, they do ship to the U.S.

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Matt Baron/ShutterstockRocketman, the long-in-the-works Elton John biopic, has finally landed a deal with a studio and production is expected to begin this summer.

Deadline reported that Paramount Pictures will finance and distribute the movie, which will feature Taron Egerton, star of the Kingsmen: The Secret Service movies, as Sir Elton.  Egerton, who provided the voice for one of the characters in the hit animated musical Sing!, has plenty of vocal talent, and according to Deadline, he'll be singing Elton's songs himself in the movie.

Dexter Fletcher will direct Rocketman; coincidentally, he'll also be directing a biopic about another flamboyant, iconic British rocker: Queen's Freddie MercuryLee Hall, with whom Elton collaborated on the award-winning musical Billy Elliott, wrote the Rocketman script.

Rocketman will follow Elton's life from his days as child prodigy at the Royal Academy of Music, though his initial meeting and subsequent partnership with Bernie Taupin, to his success and global superstardom.  Deadline describes it as an "unvarnished rock ‘n’ roll biopic with John’s life stripped...of the glitter."

No word on when Rocketman will hit screens.

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Kristian Dowling/Getty Images for Lotusflow3r.comNo criminal charges will be filed in Prince's overdose death and the investigation has been closed, officials revealed during a press conference Thursday.

Speaking at the Carver County, Minnesota Justice Center in Chaska, county attorney Mark Metz said Prince thought he was taking the painkiller Vicodin, for which he did not have a prescription, and was unaware he was actually taking counterfeit pills that had been illegally laced with the prescription painkiller fentanyl, which is some 50 times more powerful than heroin. 

Despite an "intensive investigation," Metz said officials were unable to determine who provided Prince with the drugs that killed him, and so were ending their investigation. 

The announcement comes just two days before the two-year anniversary of Prince's death on April 21. 2016.  His body was discovered at his Paisley Park residence and studios in Chanhassen, located in Carver County, about a half-hour southwest of Minneapolis.  Six weeks later, his cause of death was ruled to be a fentanyl overdose.

Earlier Thursday, Dr. Michael T. Schulenberg agreed to pay a $30,000 civil fine and submit to two years' monitoring by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency.  Investigative records unsealed in April of 2017 revealed Schulenberg allegedly prescribed oxycodone for Prince but put the prescription in the name of the artist's longtime friend and bodyguard, Kirk Johnson, “for Prince’s privacy.”  He was consequently facing alleged violations of the Controlled Substances Act.

Both officials and Schulenberg noted that the settlement isn't an admission of liability.  Federal officials also noted they "did not make any concessions regarding the legitimacy of the claims."

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Kevin Mazur/WireImageThe doctor who wrote painkiller prescriptions for Prince's drummer, despite allegedly knowing the drugs would actually be taken by Prince, has agreed to a civil settlement with federal investigators.

Dr. Michael T. Schulenberg has agreed to pay a $30,000 civil fine and will be monitored by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency for two years, according to United States Attorney Gregory G. Brooker.

In a statement provided to ABC News, Schulenberg's attorney says his client agreed to settle "alleged civil claims in order to avoid the expense, delay, and unknown outcome of litigation." Schulenberg was facing alleged violations of the Controlled Substances Act.

Investigative records unsealed in April of 2017 revealed Schulenberg allegedly prescribed oxycodone for Prince but put the prescription in the name of the artist's longtime friend and bodyguard, Kirk Johnson, “for Prince’s privacy.” 

Schulenberg's attorney statement also declares: "The United States Attorneys’ Office for the District of Minnesota has confirmed that he is not a target in any criminal inquiry and there have been no allegations made by the Government that Dr. Schulenberg had any role in Prince’s death. Dr. Schulenberg affirms his previous statement that he did not prescribe opiates to any patient with the intention that they be given to Prince."

"After he learned of Prince’s addiction, [Schulenberg] immediately worked to refer Prince to a treatment facility and to transfer care to a chemical dependency specialist," the statement says.

The agreement was revealed fewer than two hours before a scheduled news conference during which Carver County, MN officials are expected to announce what, if any, criminal charges will be brought in Prince's death, and against whom.

Prince died April 21, 2016 at age 57 of an overdose of the powerful painkiller fentanyl.  Where Prince obtained the fentanyl is still apparently unknown.

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Denise Truscello/WireImageRingo Starr's most recent album, Give More Love, has been out since last September, but we've just now been treated to a video for the title track.

Released Thursday, the mostly black-and-white video shows Ringo and members of his All-Starr Band performing the song, interspersed with color footage of photos and videos contributed by fans in response to Ringo's #GiveMoreLove call last November to be a part of the video.  "Give More Love" is streaming now on YouTube.

Ringo also revealed plans for his 10th annual Peace & Love birthday celebration July 7.  Since 2008, Ringo -- who will turn 78 this year -- has called on fans around the world to pause at noon local time on July 7 and wish someone peace and love, or share the #peaceandlove hashtag on social media.  The around-the-world celebration began in 2008 at Chicago's Hard Rock Cafe.  This year, it'll begin at the Hard Rock in Nice, France, where Ringo will be on tour.

“I can’t think of a better way to celebrate my birthday, or a better gift I could ask for, then Peace & Love," Ringo says in a statement.  "I was blown away last year with how far this idea keeps spreading... So here we are 10 years later and it keeps growing"

Ringo and his All-Starr band begin the European leg of their latest tour June 6 in Paris, wrapping up July 11 in Rome.  After a break, they hit the road in the U.S. for 20 fall dates, beginning September 1 in Tulsa through September 29 in Los Angeles.  You can check out the full itinerary at

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Credit: Al PereiraMany Kinks fans probably have given up hope that the band's historically quarrelsome Davies siblings, Ray and Dave, will collaborate together again, but Dave tells ABC Radio that he has eventual plans to meet with his brother to discuss a possible new project.

"Me and Ray spoke a couple of months back, and I'm going to go back to the U.K. at some point…I'm not sure exactly when," reveals Dave, whose current U.S. solo tour winds down this Saturday, April 21, with a show in Medina, Minnesota. "And we're going to get together and try and work on some stuff. So we're getting along all right."

Regarding his most recent conversation with Ray, Dave says, "We talked about making some sort of video and performance, or, like, streaming. And we talked about refurbishing some old Kinks songs that we could mess around with and maybe turn them into something. [I]t's a few alternatives that we got in mind."

Dave tells ABC Radio that he wouldn't mind if he and Ray revisited the demos of four or five song ideas they worked on a few years ago.

"I still got them on my computer," he points out. "I go back to them now and again, [and think,] 'Hmm, could be good.' So it's not over till it's over."

Having said that, the 70-year-old guitarist notes that both he and his older brother remain busy with their own solo projects.

Dave's tour finale on Saturday will feature an opening set by Joey Molland's Badfinger. He also has a show tonight, April 19, in Waukegan, Illinois, with supporting act The Smithereens. That band will feature guest singer Robin Wilson of The Gin Blossoms stepping in for late frontman Pat DiNizio, who died in December at age 62.

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Gijsbert Hanekroot/RedfernsMost New York City visitors, and even some locals, avoid taking the subway, but now the city's Transit Authority's provided a swell reason for you to give it a try.

For a limited time, you can buy David Bowie-branded MetroCards -- the pre-paid plastic cards you swipe at the turnstile to ride the subway.  There are five being offered, each featuring a photo of one of Bowie's trademark personas: Bowie at the beginning, Ziggy Stardust, Aladdin Sane, the Thin White Duke, and Bowie as a clown from 1980's "Ashes to Ashes" video.  Sadly, there's no Goblin King card.

You can just buy them all in one go, however.  Firstly, they're only available at two stations, at Broadway-Lafayette and Bleecker St. -- look them up on Google Maps.  And secondly, they'll be dispensed randomly at booths and vending machines.  Given that they sell for a minimum $6.50 a pop -- that's two subway rides -- you could spend some serious cash trying to collect all five.

If you want yours, you better hurry: only 250,000 will be distributed.  If you don't live in New York City, it's time to cozy up to a pal who does.

The promotion's not only to honor Bowie, who was a New York City resident, but also to promote the David Bowie Is touring exhibit, currently at the Brooklyn Museum.  FYI, that's where the MetroCard images came from.

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John Pratt/Keystone/Getty ImagesIt's like Antiques Roadshow for rock and roll. 

The Beatles Story exhibit in Liverpool is joining forces with Julien's Auctions and the Hard Rock Cafe NYC for another Discovery Day.  It's your chance to bring your Beatles or other rock and roll memorabilia to be appraised by an expert, for free.

Previous events have been held in Liverpool and and London, and have unearthed some significant finds.  One of them was a typewritten, signed letter by John Lennon to Queen Elizabeth II from 1969, explaining why he was refusing the MBE she awarded him. Incredibly, the owner found the letter inside the sleeve of one of a collection of vinyl albums he'd purchased 20 years earlier for a mere ten pounds, about 14 bucks.  Julien's valued it at 60,000 pounds, over $85,000.

If you think you've got a rare Beatles or rock treasure, you've got plenty of time to root through your attic.  The Discovery Day's scheduled for Thursday, May 17 at the Hard Rock Cafe New York

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