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CBS NewsHuey Lewis will appear on this weekend's episode of CBS Sunday Morning to chat about what may be his and his band The News' final studio album, Weather, which will be released on February 14.

For the past two years, Lewis has been battling Ménière's disease, which causes severe hearing loss and has left him unable to sing or perform.

On the show, which airs at 9 a.m. ET on Sunday, the 69-year-old singer explains that an early symptom of the disease was the loss of hearing in his right ear, and then recalls an incident at a January 2018 concert in Dallas when its effects became truly debilitating.

"I went on stage and it was horrible," Huey says. "It was just unbelievable. Couldn't hear a thing. Sang out of tune. Had the worst night of my life."

Lewis' illness forced him and The News to cancel a planned tour, and the band -- which has been together for 40 years -- hasn't been able to perform since then.

"All those shows. All those shows were canceled," Huey laments. "And I miss the guys. I miss the camaraderie, you know?"

Lewis tells CBS Sunday Morning that some days are better than others for him, noting that the disease causes hearing distortion as well as hearing loss.

In other news, a new video featuring Lewis talking about Weather has been posted on his official YouTube channel.

"This new batch of songs is really among our best work," he says. "It was a passage of time, I think, for me -- accepting that I'm not a spring chicken anymore and writing from that…perspective opened things up for me a little bit."

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Kevin Kane/WireImageCould a new Genesis reunion featuring the group's three-member lineup of Phil Collins, Mike Rutherford and Tony Banks be brewing? According to the Genesis News fan site, rumors have been circulating that Collins, Rutherford and Banks are in New York City to discuss a possible reunion, since the three were spotted at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday watching the New York Knicks play the Los Angeles Lakers.

The website posted screen shots of Collins, Rutherford and Banks in the stands at the basketball game.

Rolling Stone points out that the trio also could simply be getting together in New York for business purposes, or perhaps to celebrate Phil's 69th birthday, which takes place on January 30.

In August of 2019, Collins told Rolling Stone that he wouldn't rule out a Genesis reunion.

"I wouldn't say there isn't not a possibility," he said. "Me, Mike and Tony are pretty close, still. I can't imagine what it would be like if I didn't play the drums, but anything is possible."

Collins returned to touring as a solo artist a couple of years ago, although he no longer is able to play drums because of various health issues.

Phil also said that if Genesis were to do reunion shows, he'd would like his son Nicholas to play drums. Nic, who is now 18, has been handling drum duties at Collins' recent solo concerts.

Interestingly, Rutherford's other band, Mike the Mechanics, opened a series of shows for Collins in Europe last year, and during the run, Mike joined Phil at a show in Berlin to play the Genesis hit "Follow You Follow Me."

Genesis most recent tour took place in 2006 and 2007.

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Sting is currently performing in the re-launch of his musical The Last Ship in Los Angeles, but later this year he'll head to Las Vegas for a brand-new residency. On Thursday night's Jimmy Kimmel Live! episode, the singer teased fans on what they can expect from the Sin City show.

"Actually having your own room, your own space, is something I'm really looking forward to because I can create my world there, invite people into my world," Sting said of performing the show at Caesars Palace.

"Normally my show is just music and it's really good lights, it's a good show, but there's no theatrical element," he explained. "So I'm gonna explore that thing. Have a dancer or two, some fantastic scenery. Not perhaps changing a robe every song, no headdresses…that's not me."

He also rejected Jimmy Kimmel's suggestions of having a tiger and magicians on stage. "I do the magic," he joked.

The residency, called My Songs after his latest album, will feature, "a compendium of Sting's songs with dynamic, visual references to some of his most iconic videos and inspirations." It kicks off May 22.

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ALBERTO PIZZOLI/AFP via Getty ImagesAn official trailer for The Burnt Orange Heresy, a new art-heist thriller that features Mick Jagger in a major role, has debuted online at Sony Pictures Classics' YouTube channel.

In the movie, the Rolling Stones singer portrays Joseph Cassidy, a British art dealer who's the patron of a famous and reclusive painter named Jerome Debney, played by Donald Sutherland. Intrigue ensues when Cassidy invites an art critic named James Figueras, played by Netflix's Dracula star Claes Bang, to his estate on Italy's Lake Como and make him a proposition.

"At the edge of my property there's a dilapidated little house. In this house there's an artist," Cassidy tells Figueras in the trailer. "No critic has spoken to this guy in over 50 years. Think of the splash it would make [if you were able to] see and describe his current work. You could be running a major museum soon."

Bang's character asks Jagger's, "Why would you do this for me?" Mick as Cassidy says, "I'd value a Debney, James. And I'd like you to procure one for me."

The Burnt Orange Heresy was directed by Italian director Giuseppe Capotondi, whose other credits include the Epix series Berlin Station and a variety of music videos.

In other news, a podcast production company called Rainy Day Podcasts that Jagger co-founded has signed a development deal with Warner Bros., Deadline reports. The agreement calls for the production of as many as seven podcasts focusing on such entertainment genres as comedy, drama, documentaries and talk shows.

A joint statement from Jagger and his Rainy Day Podcasts partners reads, "Everything starts with the word. We're very excited to be working with Warner Bros. to create an environment where the best writers are free to pursue their passion projects with maximum creative freedom."

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The Recording AcademySheila E. will team up with R&B star Usher for a special tribute to Prince on the Grammy Awards this Sunday.

Their performance will be a preview of a two-hour special, titled Let's Go Crazy: The Grammy Salute to Prince, which will be recorded January 28, two days after the Grammys. The show, which will be held at the Los Angeles Convention Center, will air in April on CBS. April 21 will mark the fourth anniversary of the death of music icon.

Sheila will be the musical director for the salute, along with former members of The Time, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis. The Time will perform at the event, as will Prince's former band, The Revolution.

Other artists on the bill include Usher, Alicia KeysEarth, Wind & FireColdplay's Chris Martin, John Legend, Mavis Staples, Common and H.E.R.

Legend also be involved in a tribute to Grammy executive producer Ken Ehrlich, who is completing his 40th and final Grammy Awards as producer. The special segment will feature Legend, Cyndi Lauper, Common, ballerina Misty Copeland and more performing "I Sing The Body Electric" from the 1980 film FameDebbie Allen, who starred in the movie, as well as the Fame TV series, is choreographing the performance.  

Other artists slated to perform on the Grammys include Aerosmith who will team up with their famed "Walk This Way" duet partners Run-DMC.

Keys hosts the Grammy Awards, which airs Sunday at 8 p.m. ET on CBS.

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Scott Dudelson/Getty Images for Red Light Management and Live NationAs planned, Doors guitarist Robby Krieger and drummer John Densmore reunited Thursday night to perform at the Homeward Bound Concert, a show benefiting the PATH homeless charity that took place at The Wiltern in Los Angeles.

According to Rolling Stone, Krieger and Densmore were joined by Nirvana's Krist Novoselic on bass, Willie Nelson's youngest son Micah on guitar, and a couple of other musicians for a 20-minute set of Doors classics that also featured various guest singers.

Eurythmics' Dave Stewart and his daughter, Kaya, sang "Hello, I Love You," American Idol alum Haley Reinhart belted out "Crystal Ship" and "People Are Strange," and Fitz & the Tantrums frontman Michael Fitzpatrick performed "Riders on the Storm." A rendition of "Roadhouse Blues" closed out the set, with Micah Nelson taking on lead vocals and ex-Canned Heat harmonica player Stanley Behrens joining in.

Prior to the Doors set, the concert featured performances by Dave and Kaya Stewart, along with Dave's son, Sam; Jason Mraz; Fitz & The Tantrums; 2012 American Idol champ Phillip Phillips; Ingrid Michaelson and 2018 American Idol winner Maddie Poppe; and Scarypoolparty, the stage name of 2019 American Idol runner-up Alejandro Aranda.

The concert ended with the evening's cast coming together for a version of Paul Simon's classic "Homeward Bound." Rolling Stone reports that the event also featured a live auction of two guitars signed by all the performers that fetched a total of $17,000.

Meanwhile, in conjunction with the show, an online auction is being held at CharityBuzz.com that's offering an electric guitar and case signed by Krieger; a vinyl copy of The Doors' Morrison Hotel autographed by Krieger and Densmore; tickets and/or VIP packages to upcoming concerts by Lionel Richie, Journey and The Black Crowes; and more. Biding closes February 6.

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Legacy RecordingsSimon & Garfunkel's classic fifth and final studio album, Bridge over Troubled Water, hit stores 50 years ago this Sunday.  In celebration of the anniversary, a new digital EP featuring previously unreleased live versions of four songs from the record has been made available exclusively via streaming services.

Live at Carnegie Hall 1969 features performances from a two-night stand the folk-rock duo played at the famous New York City venue in November 1969. The songs on the EP are renditions of the album's enduring title track, as well as "So Long, Frank Lloyd Wright," "The Boxer," and "Song for the Asking."

Bridge over Troubled Water the album spent 10 weeks at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart, while the title song topped the Billboard Hot 100 for six weeks. The record also yielded three other top-20 hits -- "Cecilia," "The Boxer" and "El Condor Pasa (If I Could)," which peaked at #4, #7 and #18, respectively.

In addition, the album and its title track garnered Simon & Garfunkel six Grammy Awards in 1971, including Album of the Year, Record of the Year and Song of the Year.

Bridge over Troubled Water was Simon & Garfunkel's most diverse collection of tunes, featuring elements of roots rock, pop, folk, gospel, South American music, Caribbean music and jazz.

The album has sold more than eight million copies in the U.S. alone. Meanwhile, "Bridge over Troubled Water" the song has been covered by artists including Aretha Franklin, Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash and Willie Nelson. Aretha's version won a 1972 Grammy for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance.

Unfortunately, tensions between Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel led to the duo's breakup after they completed a tour in support of the album in 1971, but Bridge over Troubled Water remains among their crowning achievements.

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While the Guns N' Roses reunion has been a smashing success on the road, the prospect of new music from the band is less definitive.  In a new interview, guitarist Slash indicates that the band isn't quite certain what the plan should be in terms of releasing anything.

Speaking with Guitar.com about his new collection of Gibson acoustic and Les Paul electric models, Slash says of the band's plans, "There's been no definitive answer on anything and I'll just keep keep to that. Stuff is happening, but there are no specifics."

He continues, "More than anything, it's because of the nature of the industry right now. It's just like, 'How do you want to do this?' I mean, there's material and there’s recording and there's s*** going on, but we're not really sure what we're doing with it right now."

Of course, as Slash notes, the music industry has changed dramatically since 1993, which is the last time he, Axl Rose and Duff McKagan all made a record together as GN'R.

"There's a handful people who said, 'Yeah, make a record and go old school,'" he reveals. "And there's a handful of people that are like, 'We don’t even know what buying a record is any more!'"

While the band works out what to do music-wise, they've got plenty of live performances on their schedule.  They'll play the Super Bowl Music Fest in Miami on January 31, and in March, they'll tour South America. In May, they'll perform in Europe.

Axl, Slash and Duff launched their Not in This Lifetime reunion tour in 2016, marking the first time the trio had shared the stage together since 1993. The worldwide outing became the third-highest-grossing tour of all time.

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Michele Crowe/CBSJust a reminder that the 62nd annual Grammy Awards will be handed out this Sunday, January 26.

Among this year's nominees are several veteran artists, including Gloria Gaynor, Barbra Streisand, David Crosby, Elvis Costello and Dolly Parton.

Disco legend Gaynor has nods in two gospel categories: Best Roots Gospel Album for Testimony, and Best Gospel Performance/Song for "Talkin' 'Bout Jesus." The tune, which Gaynor co-wrote, also features Yolanda Adams.

Streisand and Costello have both been nominated for the Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album honor: Barbra for Walls and Elvis, with his longtime backing group The Imposters, for Look Now.

The Crosby documentary Remember My Name is in the running for the Best Music Film prize.

Parton received nominations in two categories: Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song and Best Song Written for Visual Media.

Also garnering two nominations is the massive box set Woodstock: Back to the Garden -- The Definitive 50th Anniversary Archive, which will compete for the Best Historical Album and Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package trophies.

Other noteworthy nominees include Ain't Too Proud: The Life and Times of The Temptations for Best Musical Theater Album, and the Rocketman soundtrack for Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media.

Stevie Wonder and Smokey Robinson are among the celebs who will present Grammys during the ceremony. In addition, the event's performance lineup includes Aerosmith -- who will team up with hip-hop legends Run DMC -- Bonnie Raitt and Cyndi Lauper.

The ceremony will air live Sunday at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT from the Staples Center in Los Angeles on CBS. However, most awards will be handed out during the Premiere Ceremony, which takes place that day at the Microsoft Theater in L.A. at 3:30 p.m. ET/12:30 p.m. PT, and will be streamed live at Grammy.com.

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Eagle Rock EntertainmentZZ Top is giving fans a preview of the upcoming DVD/Blu-ray version of its 2019 documentary ZZ Top: That Little Ol' Band from Texas, which will be released on February 28.

A video of the Texas trio playing a live rendition of its 1971 gem "Brown Sugar," not to be confused with the classic Rolling Stones song of the same name, has been posted on the Eagle Rock label's official YouTube channel.

The performance of the blues-rock burner is included in the DVD/Blu-ray bonus features. It's one of several early ZZ Top tunes that the Rock & Roll Hall of Famers were captured playing especially for the movie at 140-year-old Gruene Hall, which bills itself as "the oldest continually run dance hall in Texas."

ZZ Top: That Little Ol' Band from Texas tells the story of how three quirky blues-loving musicians -- guitarist Billy Gibbons, bassist Dusty Hill and drummer Frank Beard -- came together to become one of the beloved rock groups in the world.

The movie, which you can pre-order now, features new interviews with Gibbons, Hill and Beard, plus rare archival footage, animated segments and conversations with celebrity fans Billy Bob Thornton and Queens of the Stone Age frontman Josh Homme.

In addition to the Gruene Hall performances, the DVD and Blu-ray's bonus content includes archival footage of ZZ Top playing live between 1976 and 1981.

Coming off its 50th anniversary tour last year, ZZ Top's 2020 itinerary includes a concert at the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo on February 14, a new Las Vegas residency in March, a handful of U.S. performances in late April, and a Canadian tour with Cheap Trick that runs from April 29 to May 24.

Check out all the dates at ZZTop.com.

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ABC/Randy Holmes; Pamela SpringsteenViewers who tune into the Academy Awards on February 9 will see performances by two Rock & Roll Hall of Famers. Elton John and Randy Newman, who are both competing for Oscars this year.

Elton and his longtime songwriting partner Bernie Taupin are nominated for the Best Original Song honor for "(I'm Gonna) Love Me Again," which they wrote for Elton's 2019 biopic Rocketman and is heard during the end credits of the film. John is set to perform the song on the Oscar telecast, although it's not clear if his duet partner on the tune, Rocketman star Taron Egerton, will join him.

Meanwhile, Newman will perform "I Can't Let You Throw Yourself Away," which he wrote for Toy Story 4 and which also is in the running for the Best Original Song trophy.

Also performing on the Oscar telecast will be Idina Menzel and AURORA, who will sing "Into the Unknown," the nominated song from Frozen II; This Is Us star Chrissy Metz, singing "I'm Standing with You," the nominated tune from the movie Breakthrough; and Harriet star Cynthia Erivo, singing the nominated tune she co-wrote for the movie, "Stand Up."

Randy actually is vying for two Oscars at this year's ceremony: He also has been nominated for best original score for his work on Marriage Story.

The 92nd Annual Oscars ceremony airs February 9 on ABC.

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Credit: dhlovelifeCanadian folk-rock legend Neil Young has become a U.S. citizen.

Neil confirmed the happy news on his Neil Young Archives website, posting a photo of himself saluting an American flag by a sign that reads "DEMOCRATS REGISTER TO VOTE HERE." The pic is captioned, "I'm Happy To Report I'm In."

According to Page Six, a smiling Young was photographed in Los Angeles after taking the oath on Wednesday, flashing his citizenship papers in one hand and waving a small American flag in the other as his wife, actress Daryl Hannah, walked alongside him.

Young reported in November that his bid for U.S. citizenship, which he'd expected to be confirmed that month, had been delayed because of his use of marijuana.

"I want to be a dual citizen and vote. When I recently applied for American citizenship, I passed the test," he wrote in a message posted on his website. "Recently however, I have been told I must do another test, due to my use of marijuana and how some people who smoke it have exhibited a problem."

Neil then noted that the supposed issue he faced regarding marijuana use was due to a U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services policy alert that was added in April 2019, and that includes the following: "An applicant who is involved in certain marijuana related activities may lack GMC [good moral character] if found to have violated federal law, even if such activity is not unlawful under applicable state or foreign laws."

Young added, "I sincerely hope I have exhibited good moral character and will be able to vote my conscience on Donald J. Trump and his fellow American candidates, (as yet un-named)."

Young, a vocal critic of Trump, now apparently will have the chance to vote in the next U.S. presidential election.

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Michele Crowe/CBSAs usual, Sunday night's Grammy Awards will include "Grammy Moments," during which artists who don't normally play together take the stage for a special performance.

One of the highlights will feature Cyndi Lauper joining such stars as John Legend, Camila Cabello and rapper Common as well as several other artists, including Broadway star Ben Platt, ballerina Misty Copeland, blues-rock singer/guitarist Gary Clark Jr. and actress/choreographer Debbie Allen, for a performance underlining the importance of music in schools.

The group will perform "I Sing the Body Electric," the rousing closing number from the 1980 movie Fame, about students at New York's High School of the Performing Arts. Allen starred in the original movie.

That performance also will be a tribute to Grammy executive producer Ken Ehrlich, who on Sunday night will complete his 40th and final Grammy telecast.

"To bring high-caliber artists like [these] together on one stage fulfills a dream of mine," says Ehrlich. "To be able to do this on the GRAMMY stage makes it unforgettable for me."

Meanwhile, a list of celebrity presenters for the ceremony also was recently announced, among them a variety of previous Grammy winners that include Motown legends Stevie Wonder and Smokey Robinson.

Other previously performers on the show include Aerosmith with Run DMC, Gwen Stefani with Blake Shelton, and many more.

The Grammy telecast, hosted by Alicia Keys, airs this Sunday, January 26, at 8 p.m. ET on CBS.

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Clive Davis and Whitney Houston in 2008; Larry Busacca/WireImageThe legendary music executive who discovered Whitney Houston is developing a new biopic about the iconic artist.

Clive Davis, who signed Whitney to Arista Records in 1983, tells the Los Angeles Times he was "very disappointed" by two recent documentaries about the singer, who will be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in May.

Whitney: Can I Be Me was released in 2017 without the cooperation of Houston’s family, followed by Whitney in 2018, which was authorized by the Houston estate.

Davis complains about the 2017 film’s "sensationalistic" treatment of Houston's marriage to Bobby Brown. He also didn't approve of how the Whitney doc focused on an allegation that she was sexually abused as a child. 

Now chief creative officer at Sony Music, Davis says he's "looking forward to putting together" a new biopic with a "great writer and a great director."

The 87-year-old music guru is hosting one of the biggest entertainment parties of the year, his annual pre-Grammy Awards gala, Saturday night in L.A. The event will be special for him because he'll present the Industry Icon award to his protégé, Sean "Diddy" Combs.

Davis, who launched Diddy’s Bad Boy Records in 1993, remembered how Combs had the vision that hip-hop could become mainstream and should be played on pop radio stations. 

"The top 40 should accommodate hip hop," Diddy told him, and Davis saw that Combs could connect him with a culture which was foreign to him.

"I was working with my divas, OK? Whitney and Aretha [Franklin] and Dionne [Warwick]," Davis says. "My contacts would not have drawn me to the street."

Bad Boy Records also began the career of The Notorious B.I.G., who will also be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame on May 2 in Cleveland.

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Credit: Jesus CorderoGloria Estefan has joined the Facebook Watch, scoring her own talk show -- and it's a real family affair.

Red Table Talk: The Estefans is a spinoff of actress Jada Pinkett Smith's Red Table Talk, which has been airing since 2018 on the streaming platform. Like Pinkett Smith's show, which features her daughter Willow Smith and mother Adrienne Banfield Norris, Gloria's show will also be multi-generational: It'll be hosted by Gloria, her daughter Emily Estefan and her niece, actress Lili Estefan.

Together, the three generations of women will have "candid conversations about today’s most timely, social and personal issues with family, celebrity guests and experts."

"Red Table Talk has created a space to have open, honest and healing conversations around social and topical issues, and what's most powerful for me is hearing people's stories and engaging with our fans in such a tangible way on the Facebook Watch platform," said Pinkett Smith in a statement.  "I'm excited to see the Estefans put their spin on the franchise and take it to new places."

Gloria added, "I'm incredibly excited to carry the Red Table Talk torch with my family in Miami. Jada and I have spoken about this a lot and feel my daughter, niece and I can tackle issues important to us and our fans with a new and fresh voice."

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Hannah Peters/Getty ImagesFormer Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist Josh Klinghoffer is speaking publicly for the first time since the band announced that he was no longer in the group, and that longtime on-again, off-again guitarist John Frusciante is returning.

During an interview with Marc Maron on the comedian's WTF podcast, Klinghoffer says that the news was a "complete shock, but not a surprise."

"It's pretty simple, and there's no animosity," Klinghoffer explains. "The explanation is that John would like to come back, and has rekindled the relationship with the band, or with Flea, musically, for the last little while."

"Behind your back," Maron suggests.

"I suppose," Klinghoffer responds.

Klinghoffer adds that the idea that Frusciante might be returning to the Chili Peppers had "crossed his mind once or twice" before the band officially told him the news after he learned that Flea and Frusciante had reconnected.

"I didn't know they'd been playing or anything," he says.

Overall, though, Klinghoffer says his emotions about his time in RHCP are positive.

"In that moment they told me, I sort of had this great wave of love for them, and love for everything I was able to do with them," he says.

Klinghoffer handled guitar duties in Red Hot Chili Peppers from 2009 to 2019, and played on two albums: 2011's I'm with You and 2016's The Getaway.

Frusciante, meanwhile, has previously gone through two tenures with the Peppers. He first joined in 1988 before departing in 1992, and then returned for a stretch between 1998 and 2009.

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PRNewsfoto/Live Nation EntertainmentMadonna's Madame X tour is hobbling along after the "Vogue" singer had to cancel another concert, her second this week, in Lisbon on Wednesday.

The 61-year-old has attributed her past cancellations due to injuries and illnesses.  In a video posted Tuesday, Madonna is seen clutching a cane and limping up a series of stairs.  "In Lisbon where Madame X began her journey.......thank goodness for my beautiful Vintage cane and most of all thank you to Dino and Victoria and all the amazing Musicians who showed up," she wrote on Twitter.  

On top of using a cane and clutching onto the banister, the singer is heard exasperatedly remarking in the video, "Oh, good, more stairs" as she makes her way around her old home.

Page Six, who reports that the Wednesday show was cancelled due to Madonna's "ongoing injuries," writes that she intends to hit the stage tomorrow for her final show in Lisbon before jetting off to London and Paris.

Madame X is Madonna's fourteenth studio album that debuted atop the Billboard 200 in June and features the songs "Crave" and "Medellín."  The Madame X Tour, which is Madge's 11th tour overall, is set to conclude March 2020.

Madonna has cancelled nine tour stops so far, citing injury, medical reasons, and production reasons as why those particular shows could not go on.

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Courtesy of AEG PresentsRoger Waters has unveiled plans for a new North American trek called This Is Not a Drill, which kicks off July 8 in Pittsburgh and is scheduled through an October 3 concert in Dallas. The shows will be staged "in the round," a first for the ex-Pink Floyd singer/bassist.

The 31-date trek will visit many venues Waters didn't play during his 2017 Us Them outing.

In a video promoting the tour, Waters explains that he was inspired to hit the road again because he thinks it's important to get across his political message to people at a time of great upheaval in the world.  "As the clock ticks faster and faster and faster down to extinction, it seemed like a good idea to make a fuss about it," Roger maintains. "So that's why I'm going on the road."

As for why he's playing the concerts in the round, he notes, "It's something new, to us, to me. And I look forward to the challenge."

Getting back to what's motivating him to mount the new trek, Waters says, "To be blunt, we need to change the way we organize ourselves as a human race or die. This tour will be part of a global movement by people who are concerned for others to affect the change that is necessary."

The video also features footage of Roger rehearsing with his backing band in a studio and playing live on stage. The clip includes snippets of performances of such Pink Floyd songs as "Comfortably Numb," "Welcome to the Machine," "Run Like Hell," "Eclipse" and "Have a Cigar."

Tickets for the This Is Not a Drill tour go on sale to the general public on Friday, January 31, at 10 a.m. local time, and will be available at RogerWaters.com.

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THIS IS NOT A DRILL
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ABC NewsTuesday on ABC's Good Morning America, ousted Recording Academy CEO Deborah Dugan told her side of the story in a contentious debate that's roiled the music industry just days before the Grammy Awards.

Dugan claims she was pushed out after exposing alleged sexual harassment, nomination rigging, and what she described as a toxic "boy's club" that sidelined women and minority groups. In response, the Recording Academy alleges it was Dugan who created a "toxic and intolerable" work environment and is investigating both Ms. Dugan's alleged potential misconduct and her subsequent allegations.

Regarding the nomination rigging, Dugan told ABC's George Stephanopoulos on Good Morning America Thursday, "There are incidents of conflict of interest that taints the results."

Stephanopoulos then read out loud what's written in her complaint: "One artist who initially ranked 18 out of 20 in the 2019 Song of the Year category ended up with a nomination. This artist was actually permitted to sit on the Song of the Year nomination committee. Incredibly, this artist is also represented by a member of the Board."

"Who is this person?" Stephanopoulos then asked.

Dugan and her lawyer wouldn't reveal the artist's identity, but Dugan went on to say that that alleged incident wasn't an isolated one.

"It's not even just that one room. I have evidence that in another room....there were complaints made in the jazz category," she began, before Stephanopoulos interrupted her, saying, "That was gonna be my next question, so you do have evidence?

"I do," she responded.

As a reminder, last year's Song of the Year winner was Childish Gambino's "This Is America."  The other nominees were Lady Gaga's "Shallow," "All the Stars" by Kendrick Lamar and SZA, "Boo'd Up" by Ella Mai, "God's Plan" by Drake, "In My Blood" by Shawn Mendes, "The Middle" by Zedd, Maren Morris and Grey, and "The Joke," by Brandi Carlile.

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UMC/PolydorSoundtracks to a pair of 1979 Who-related movies -- the rockumentary The Kids Are Alright and the film adaptation of the 1973 rock opera Quadrophenia -- will be reissued as two-LP vinyl sets on March 6.

The Kids Are Alright soundtrack, which was released in June 1979, gathers together a career-spanning variety of rare concert and TV performances, most of which were featured in the film of the same name. The album peaked at #8 on the Billboard 200 and sold more than one million copies in the U.S.

Among the tracks on The Kids Are Alright are renditions of "My Generation" and "I Can See for Miles" from The Who's 1967 appearance on The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, "Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere" as performed in 1965 on the U.K. TV series Ready Steady Go!, and performances of "Sparks," "Pinball Wizard" and "See Me, Feel Me" from the 1969 Woodstock Festival.

The record also includes live versions of "Baba O'Riley" and "Won't Get Fooled Again" from a performance shot at London's Shepperton Film Studios especially for the movie that marked the last time that Keith Moon played with The Who.

The Quadrophenia soundtrack, which was issued in October 1979, featured remixed versions of 10 of the 17 songs from the 1973 Quadrophenia album, as well as three new songs that The Who recorded for the movie. Bassist John Entwistle was responsible for the remixes, while the new tracks were the first recordings by the group to feature the late Moon's replacement, founding Faces and Small Faces drummer Kenney Jones.

The double-disc soundtrack also includes a side of classic early- and mid-'60s songs, including tunes by James Brown, The Kingsmen, Booker T & The MGs, The Chiffons, The Ronettes and The Crystals.

Both vinyl reissues can be pre-ordered now.

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  • Wellness Center - New location at the corner of 4th and Market Streets in downtown Zanesville. Owner Chris Faries and Mayor Jeff Tilton at todays ribbon cutting. Wellness Center - New location at the corner of 4th and Market Streets in downtown Zanesville. Owner Chris Faries and Mayor Jeff Tilton at todays ribbon cutting.
  • The petting zoo had goats, mini horse, turtles, buzzards, owls and more! The petting zoo had goats, mini horse, turtles, buzzards, owls and more!