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Ethan Miller/Getty Images via ABCLittle has been heard from Van Halen since its last tour ended in October 2015, but in a new interview with Vulture, frontman David Lee Roth drops major hints that the band will be hitting the road again in 2019.

According to the article, the first indication Roth gave that something was brewing with Van Halen occurred when he came to Vulture's offices in New York City for the interview and paid a visit to the copy-editing department.

While there, he commented, "When we come back through town in the summertime and do the original thing, maybe somewhere sportin', maybe with somebody famous…I'll make sure we get you all tickets so you can see what we do for gainful employment."

Roth later told the interviewer that his band will be "playing where the Yankees play."

Asked if he could confirm that Van Halen had plans to play Yankee Stadium, Dave backtracked, saying, "If I say something on tape here and everybody goes, 'Oh, this leaked…' But, the band will be -- I can't say."

He then added, "I can say that I contacted colleagues about being part of the show: Metallica, Guns N' Roses, Jason Aldean, the Foo Fighters, [country stars Eric] Church and [Chris] Stapleton. And they all said that, if everything happens, they would certainly be involved."

Roth also gave some insight into why there are always long gaps between Van Halen tours.

"You can't keep serving it every year," he explained. "We're on a James Bond schedule, every three-and-a-half summers, so you don't go, 'Weren't you just here?' and then we'd start selling fewer tickets."

Also in the Vulture interview, Roth discussed a new business venture he's launched, Ink the Original, a line of skincare products made to keep tattoos from fading.

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Credit: Mike ColucciBilly Joel doesn't turn 70 until 2019, but he's already planned his birthday party.

The Piano Man will usher in his seventh decade on May 9, 2019, by performing at New York's Madison Square Garden, the site of his monthly residency since 2014.  This performance will be Joel's 110th career performance at the legendary venue.

Citi card members will get first crack at pre-sale tickets starting Monday, December 17 at 10 a.m. ET.  You can also get pre-sale tickets by registering for Ticketmaster's Verified Fan program; registration for that is now open, and the pre-sale starts on Wednesday, December 19.

Don't want to bother with all that?  Tickets go on sale to the general public on December 21 at 10 a.m. ET via Ticketmaster.com.

In May of 2014, Joel celebrated his 65th birthday onstage at the Garden, where he welcomed guests like Jimmy Fallon and Howard Stern.  He told the crowd that night, "Welcome to my birthday party! I'm supposed to retire at this age... or at least not have the name 'Billy!'" 

Joel's frenemy Elton John also has done the Madison Square Garden birthday gig thing: He turned 60 onstage at the venue on March 25, 2007.

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Courtesy of Rock & Roll Hall of Fame; Jacob Blickenstaff/TCI Artists; Courtesy of Rock & Roll Hall of FameThe Rock & Roll Hall of Fame's Class of 2019 inductees were announced earlier today, and a number of the honorees have commented on the happy news in interviews, or by posting on their social media accounts or via interviews.

Stevie Nicks, who will become the first female artist to be inducted twice into the Rock Hall -- having previously been honored as a member of Fleetwood Mac -- writes on her Twitter feed, "I have a lot to say about this -- but I will save those words for later. For now I will just say, I have been in a band since 1968. To be recognized for my solo work makes me take a deep breath and smile. It's a glorious feeling."

The Zombies had been eligible for induction for 30 years, and were nominated four times before being chosen for the honor. Founding vocalist Colin Blunstone and keyboardist Rod Argent spoke separately with Rolling Stone about how it feels to finally be acknowledged by the Rock Hall.

"I've tried to be fairly philosophical about it and tell myself that if we don't get inducted, it's just a bit of fun," Blunstone explained. "But of course when you're actually inducted everything changes and you think, 'This is a career-defining…a life-defining moment.'"

Argent notes, "To think that…I'm on the same roster as Miles Davis, Ray Charles and all my heroes that have been inducted…it just feels like a complete honor."

Meanwhile, Roxy Music front man Bryan Ferry, speaking for his old band, writes on his own Twitter feed, "We are delighted to accept this prestigious award on behalf of everyone who has been involved in the world of Roxy Music -- musicians, engineers, producers, designers and numerous people behind the scenes… and of course our loyal fans."

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James Devaney/GC ImagesMeg Ryan announced last month that she was engaged to her off-again, on-again boyfriend John Mellencamp. The Rock & Roll Hall of Famer generally has kept quiet about his relationship with the famous actress, but he opened up a bit about her in an interview that aired this morning on NBC's Today show.

Asked about his love life, Mellencamp said of Ryan, "I'm engaged at 67 to a very funny woman; funniest woman I ever met."

As for why it took a while before the couple decided to tie the knot, the singer/songwriter admitted, "One could well imagine I'm not the easiest guy to get along with, so let's leave it at that."

Also during the conversation, Mellencamp admitted that he bought an apartment in New York City -- where the interview was being conducted -- so he could have a place to paint when he came to the Big Apple to visit Ryan.

The couple first dated from 2011 through 2014, then rekindled their romance last year.

Also during the Today interview, Mellencamp also revealed plans for an interesting new project: a stage production based on one of his most famous songs.

"We're getting ready to mount 'Jack and Diane' as a Broadway… musical," he says. "Every problem that this country's going through today is in that musical. This is not a jukebox musical. My ambitions are set very high, as close to [John] Steinbeck as we can get it in today's world, with these two kids."

John previously tried his hand at musical theater in 2012 with Ghost Brothers of Darkland County, a collaboration with author Stephen King and producer T Bone Burnett.

Mellencamp recently released a new covers compilation called Other People's Stuff; he'll promote the album with a U.S. tour kicking off in February.

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Credit: Kevin NixonAs announced earlier today, Def Leppard is among seven artists who'll be welcomed into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame at a ceremony March 29 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. The honor comes after the British rockers got the most votes in the Rock Hall's online fan poll, which prompted the band to post a video message on their YouTube channel thanking fans for their support.

"Guys, girls, everybody, thank you so much for voting for us for the 2019 nomination for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. We are now inductees," frontman Joe Elliott declares in the clip. "We will be there in March because you voted for us."

Each member also issued a statement about the induction.

Elliot says, "[A] massive thanks to all our fans & past inductees who voted for us. Congratulations to all our fellow inductees, we stand alongside some amazing artists, past & present. What an absolute honor."

Guitarist Phil Collen writes, "We started 2018 off at the Royal Albert Hall and to now cap it all off with a nod into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is brilliant."

Bassist Rick Savage adds, "Being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame puts Def Leppard in a class of peers that we've always appreciated and admired."

Drummer Rick Allen shared similar sentiments, noting, "What an honor for Def Leppard to be included in this year's induction with so many other talented and deserving artists."

Lastly, guitarist Vivian Campbell, says, "Coming into Def Leppard after stints with other bands, it was immediately apparent to me that Leppard had ambition far beyond most...After 26 years as the new guy, I can assure you that the work ethic and the collective focus of this band is just as strong to this day."

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Hollywood RecordsA two-LP vinyl edition of the hit soundtrack to the acclaimed Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody will be released on February 8, 2019. In addition, a limited-edition picture-disc version of the album will be available on April 13 as part of the 2019 Record Store Day campaign, as will a special seven-inch single featuring Queen's classic song "Bohemian Rhapsody" backed with "I'm In Love with My Car."

The standard two-disc vinyl version of the soundtrack, which comes pressed on black vinyl, was mastered specially at London's Abbey Road Studios. It can be pre-ordered now.

The Bohemian Rhapsody soundtrack was co-produced by Queen guitarist Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor, and features 22 tracks, including the classic studio versions of several of the band's most famous songs, updated renditions of some tunes, and rare or previously unreleased concert performances. Among the latter tracks are the five songs that Queen played at the historic 1985 Live Aid concert at London's Wembley Stadium, which had never been officially released in audio form.

Following its initial release on CD and digitally in October, the soundtrack peaked at #3 on the Billboard 200 chart, and has spent five straight weeks on the top 10 of the tally.

The Bohemian Rhapsody film debuted at #1 at the U.S. box office, and has remained in the top five for six weeks.

As previously reported, Queen -- with singer Adam Lambert -- will mount a new North American trek dubbed the Rhapsody tour next summer. The six-week outing kicks off July 10 in Vancouver, Canada, and wraps August 23 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Here's the full track list of the Bohemian Rhapsody soundtrack's vinyl version:

Side 1
"20th Century Fox Fanfare"
"Somebody to Love"
"Doing All Right…Revisited" -- Smile
"Keep Yourself Alive" (Live at The Rainbow)
"Killer Queen"
"Fat Bottomed Girls" (Live in Paris)

Side 2
"Bohemian Rhapsody"
"Now I'm Here" (Live at Hammersmith Odeon)
"Crazy Little Thing Called Love"
"Love of My Life" (Rock in Rio)

Side 3
"We Will Rock You" (Movie Mix)
"Another One Bites the Dust"
"I Want to Break Free"
"Under Pressure" -- Queen & David Bowie
"Who Wants to Live Forever"

Side 4
"Bohemian Rhapsody" (Live Aid)
"Radio Ga Ga" (Live Aid)
"Ay-Oh" (Live Aid)
"Hammer to Fall" (Live Aid)
"We Are the Champions" (Live Aid)
"Don't Stop Me Now…Revisited"
"The Show Must Go On"

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Courtesy of Elton JohnUnlike many of his peers, Elton John is famous for his love of current music and artists, and he's just teamed up with one of them to record a special track.

Elton has recorded a version of the song "Young Dumb and Broke" -- by 20-year-old Grammy-nominated R&B singer Khalid -- for Spotify Singles, which feature artists performing a new version of one of their big hits, and a cover version of a favorite track.  Khalid himself joined Elton for the track, which was recorded live in Las Vegas at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace.

In a statement, Elton said, "I discovered Khalid's music a few years ago, and have been a fan ever since. We finally met when I played his home town of El Paso [Texas] last year. It's a thrill to be a small part of any new artist's journey, and it's been wonderful to see his star continue to rise and rise."'

He adds, "'Young Dumb & Broke' is a fabulous song, one of my favorites and I'm really pleased that he liked my cover enough to contribute vocals."

Khalid posted a link to the track and tweeted, "this is so crazy Thank you so much @eltonofficial."

For his other Spotify Single, Elton recorded a new version of his classic 1973 tune "Bennie and the Jets."  Both are available for streaming and download now.

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Courtesy of Rock & Roll Hall of FameThe Rock & Roll Hall of Fame will welcome seven new inductees in the Performers category in 2019, including five British bands from different areas and eras of the rock spectrum and two iconic female solo artists.

Next year's Rock Hall honorees are Def Leppard, The Zombies, Roxy Music, The CureRadiohead, Stevie Nicks and Janet Jackson. The 34th annual ceremony is scheduled for Saturday, March 29, at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

Four of the inductees -- Def Leppard, Nicks, The Zombies and The Cure -- were among the five top vote-getters in the Rock Hall's fan poll. They finished first, second, fourth and fifth, respectively. Also worth pointing out, three of the honorees were nominated for the first time this year: Def Leppard, Nicks and Roxy Music.

As previously noted, when Nicks enters the Rock Hall as a solo artist next year, she'll become the first two-time female inductee, having also been inducted in 1998 as a member of Fleetwood Mac.

Rock Hall President and CEO Greg Harris tells ABC Radio of Nicks' achievement, "There's a number of men that are in twice, but she is the first female to do that. We're very excited and honored that this is the year."

Regarding top vote-getter Def Leppard, Harris says, "I think that they brought metal to the masses…[They] just delivered a…sound that people really embraced."

The Zombies are the inductees that waited the longest for the honor, having been eligible since 1989. Notes Harris, "Their body of work in the '60s [was small but] was very impactful, very important.

Tickets for the ceremony go on sale to the general public in January. Pre-sale tickets will be available to people who've signed up for Rock & Roll Hall of Fame membership prior to December 31, 2018.

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Craft RecordingsIn celebration of the 50th anniversary of Creedence Clearwater Revival's debut album this year, the band recently released a vinyl box set called The Complete Studio Albums featuring remastered versions of all seven of the influential roots-rock group's studio LPs.

CCR drummer Doug "Cosmo" Clifford tells ABC Radio that he loves the sound of the new discs, which were mastered at half-speed at London's Abbey Road Studios and pressed onto 180-gram vinyl.

"[I]t makes everything a lot cleaner, a lot more realistic and a lot warmer," Clifford says of half-speed mastering.

Creedence's entire seven-album studio output spans from 1968 to 1972, and during that time the band scored nine top 10 hits, five of which were two-sided singles. And while those hits certainly are highlights of the group's catalog, Clifford says that many fans who buy the box set will get to discover many excellent lesser-known tunes.

"[T]here are some great album cuts on every single album of the seven, and [many] people will be hearing those for the first time," he points out. "So to me, that's really exciting."

Asked what his favorite CCR album is, Doug chooses 1970's Cosmo's Factory, because it's his "namesake album" and "was our most successful record." The album spent nine weeks at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart, and has sold over 4 million copies in the U.S. As for his favorite Creedence song, Clifford picks "Born on the Bayou," the lead track from the band's second album, 1969's Bayou Country. (AUDIO IS ABC 1-ON-1)

The box set also comes packaged with an 80-page book containing new liner notes, vintage photos and reproductions of band memorabilia.

Here's a full list of the LPs included in CCR's The Complete Studio Albums collection:

Creedence Clearwater Revival (1968)
Bayou Country (1969)
Green River (1969)
Willy and the Poor Boys (1969)
Cosmo's Factory (1970)
Pendulum (1970)
Mardi Gras (1972)

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Credit: Dave HoganFor much of his life, The Rolling Stones' Keith Richards has been known as one of rock 'n' roll's hardest partiers, but the legendary guitarist, who turns 75 next Tuesday, admits in a new interview that he's almost completely given up drinking.

"It's been about a year now," Richards tells Rolling Stone. "I pulled the plug on it. I got fed up with it."

Keith, who will hit the road with The Rolling Stones on a U.S. tour in April, says he still has "a glass of wine occasionally, and a beer," but notes that generally, it "was time to quit [alcohol]…Just like all the other stuff."

Asked if it giving up drinking was an adjustment, Keith says with a laugh, "You can call it that, yeah," but adds, "I don't notice any difference, really -- except for I don't drink. I wasn't feeling [right]."

Richards' fellow Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood, who struggled with alcohol abuse for decades before getting sober in 2010, tells Rolling Stone that he gets along much better with Keith since the guitarist cut back on the booze.

"He's a pleasure to work with," Wood maintains. "Much more mellow. He's open to more ideas, whereas before I'd kind of grit my teeth and go, 'He's gonna give me some s*** for saying this.' Now, he'll say, 'That's cool, man.'"

Wood reports that Richards' sobriety has also had a positive effect on how the two guitarists play together onstage.

"We're weaving [guitar parts] a lot more conscientiously now," he notes. "We're much more aware of the gaps and the spaces between. We're in our seventies, but we're still rocking like we're 40-year-olds, you know?"

The Rolling Stones' No Filter Tour of the U.S. begins April  20 in Miami Gardens, Florida.

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Credit: Brandise DaneswichJackson Browne has lined up four shows at New York City's famous Beacon Theatre next year on June 23, 24, 26 and 28. Indie-pop act Lucius, whose co-lead singers Holly Laessig and Jess Wolfe served as backing vocalists on Roger Waters' Us Them tour, will open the concerts.

Tickets go on sale to the general public this Friday, December 14, at 11 a.m. ET via Ticketmaster locations and LiveNation.com. Visit JacksonBrowne.com/tour for information about advance tickets.

Browne first met Lucius in 2015 when he appeared on an episode of writer/director Cameron Crowe's HBO series, Roadies.

"I went to my first Lucius concert thinking I knew what they do," Browne explains. "I had sung a little with Jess and Holly, and I was enchanted by them and by their unique singing. But I was amazed to discover the depth and the originality of this band. Their songs and their arrangements, their huge dynamics -- they just blew me away."

Browne adds, "I'm excited that I get to appear with Lucius this summer, and that my audience will have a chance to hear this great band. And of course, I'm really happy to have the chance to play for their audience too. My band and their band -- these shows will be epic!"

Jackson will play with his full backing band at the concerts, including multi-instrumentalist Greg Leisz, bassist Bob Glaub, guitarist Val McCallum and backing singers Alethea Mills and Chavonne Stewart.

Browne currently has only one other event on his 2019 itinerary. He'll perform at the Sing Out for Seva concert -- celebrating the Seva Foundation's 40th anniversary -- on January 12 at the Fox Theater in Oakland, California. The show also will feature Bonnie Raitt, Grateful Dead percussionist Mickey Hart and more.

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Daryl Hannah; William ClaxtonNeil Young has announced that he's resolved the issues he had regarding his July 12, 2019, co-headlining concert with Bob Dylan at London's Hyde Park as part of the British Summer Time Hyde Park series. The show will go on as planned although it's no longer listed as part of the series.

A message on the Neil Young Archives website under the headline "Sponsored by Nobody" reports, "the Hyde Park show will proceed without Barclays as a sponsor, adding, "We are overjoyed, so happy to be playing the show!" The site also has made tickets to the concert available to its subscribers.

A few days ago, Young posted a lengthy note on his website explaining that he was unhappy that the concert's main sponsor, Barclays Bank, is a strong supporter of the fossil-fuel industry.

"That doesn't work for me," he wrote regarding Barclays involvement in the show. "I believe in Science. I worry about the Climate Crisis and am deeply concerned about its massive global ramifications and my beautiful grandchildren's future."

Neil said he also was upset because organizers had put tickets for the event on sale before he'd agreed to all of the details of the concert. The British Summer Time Hyde Park series no longer mentions Young and Dylan's co-headlining gig on its website.

In other news, Young has announced that pre-sale tickets to five upcoming U.S. solo concerts as part of his theater tour will be available starting today to Neil Young Archives subscribers.

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Jamie McCarthy/Getty ImagesAfter nearly a year of sharing short clips of original music on her Instagram, it looks like Frances Bean Cobain is teasing an official release.

On her Instagram Story, the daughter of Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love, posted a snippet of her singing a new song seemingly titled "Crazy for It" while strumming an acoustic guitar.

"I can't wait to show the world what I've been working on," she writes in the post. "Even if it's not magical to anyone else ever, it's been so healing and magical for me."

Cobain shared a clip of her first original song in April, on the night before the 24th anniversary of her father's death.

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ABC/Randy HolmesPossibly the most important summit in music history is now a reality, as Ozzy Osbourne has now met Mac Sabbath.

In case you're unaware, Mac Sabbath is a fast food-themed Black Sabbath tribute band. The members dress in knockoffs of your favorite burger-hocking characters and rock Sabbath classics such as "Iron Man," only they replace the lyrics with lines like "I am frying pan."

In a previously unreleased clip from Ozzy & Jack's World Detour -- Osbourne's reality travel series with his son, Jack -- the Prince of Darkness comes face-to-face with his fry-loving admirers.

At first, Ozzy seems incredibly bewildered as Jack sits him down on a couch for a private Mac Sabbath performance. Once they started playing though, Ozzy immediately starts laughing.

After the performance, Mac Sabbath singer Ronald Osbourne explains to Ozzy that while Black Sabbath's music warned people of coming evil, his band warns people of the evils of fast food. Ozzy seemed delighted by the whole thing.

"To be honest with you, I was just watching the clownery," Ozzy tells Jack in the clip. "It's fun...If you can't stand the laugh, don't f***ing do it."

You can watch the clip now via RollingStone.com.

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20th Century FoxAfter scoring two nominations for 2019 Golden Globe Awards, the Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody has now garnered a pair of nods for the 25th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards.

The film's cast will vie for the Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture honor, while Rami Malek, who portrays Queen frontman Freddie Mercury, will compete for the Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role prize.

The remake of A Star Is Born, featuring Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper, is the film that received the most SAG Award nominations, with four. The nominations were announced Wednesday morning by Laverne Cox and Awkwafina at the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood, California.

The 25th annual SAG Awards will air January 27, 2019, at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on TNT and TBS.

As previously reported, Bohemian Rhapsody is in the running for the Best Motion Picture -- Drama award at the Golden Globes, while Malek is nominated for the Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture -- Drama honor.

The 76th annual Golden Globe Awards will air live on NBC on Sunday, January 6, at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.

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ABC/Randy HolmesAquaman has often been the butt of jokes, but Game of Thrones actor Jason Momoa, who plays the undersea superhero in the upcoming Aquaman movie, sees him more as a hard-rocking metalhead who listens to bands like Metallica, Tool and Black Sabbath.

"Aquaman's pretty metal," Momoa tells Metal Hammer. "I know no one thinks that, but Aquaman's metal."

Specifically, he says Metallica's debut album, Kill 'Em All, and the Tool song "Ticks and Leeches" influenced his portrayal of Arthur Curry's alter-ego.

"There's a lot of Sabbath in there too," Momoa adds.

In fact, Momoa says that he often "build[s] [his] characters off of metal songs." His starring role in the 2011 film Conan the Barbarian, for example, was influenced by Pantera.

Aquaman, also starring Amber Heard, Nicole Kidman and Patrick Wilson, opens in theaters December 21.

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ABC/Randy HolmesA new documentary about founding Beach Boys mastermind Brian Wilson -- featuring interviews with Bruce Springsteen and Elton John -- is expected to be completed by January 2019, Variety reports.

The as-yet-untitled film is being directed by Brent Wilson, who included Brian in his 2017 doo-wop documentary Streetlight Harmonies.

For the upcoming movie, Brent gathered about 90 hours of new footage of Brian discussing his life and music with Rolling Stone editor Jason Fine. Most of the conversations were shot "Carpool Karaoke" style, as Brian and Jason drove around L.A. visiting sites of significance to Wilson and The Beach Boys.

"Seventy-five percent of what is in the film is Brian," Brent tells Variety, "and then we were really selective about who we wanted to appear in the film, using people like Springsteen, Elton and [My Morning Jacket frontman] Jim James to reinforce the themes."

The director says he felt Springsteen was especially important to include in the movie because of the many parallels between Bruce's and Brian's lives.

"Bruce was really 10 miles in from the Jersey Shore, even though he kind of made up that Jersey Shore scene," Brent explains.

"Brian created that West Coast beach sound, but…he doesn't surf, and Hawthorne [California], even though it's only five miles from the beach, it's a thousand miles from the beach. And they both had situations with fathers, when they grew up…They're the same guy. They really are!"

Other musicians who appear in the film include pop star Nick Jonas, Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins and Bob Gaudio of The Four Seasons.

The movie is among the first projects from Ley Line, a new production company founded by respective film- and music-industry veterans Tim Headington and Theresa Steele Page.

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Credit: John RussoOn a recent CBS This Morning appearance, Lindsey Buckingham revealed that he'd settled the lawsuit he'd launched against Fleetwood Mac over his dismissal from the band earlier this year. Now, in a new interview with Stereogum, the singer/guitarist admits that he won't rule out returning to the group.

"Look, it's Fleetwood Mac, anything's possible," says Lindsey. "Maybe they'll get it out of their system. If they ask me to come back, would I? Sure, because to me I think the lack of a proper farewell tour, if that's what we're doing, that doesn't undercut…the legacy that we have so carefully built as the five of us, which they're not doing right now."

Buckingham calls the group's current incarnation, which features founding Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers guitarist Mike Campbell and Crowded House singer Neil Finn taking his place, "a cover band kind of deal."

Buckingham also reveals that he hasn't spoken directly to any of the band members since he was fired, reportedly at the behest of Stevie Nicks.

"Once we signed some [legal] papers a few weeks ago, I did hear from Christine [McVie] in an email, as I expected to," he notes. "I know Mick [Fleetwood] would probably like to, but I think he's too embarrassed and just a little too weak-willed to do it. I won't hear from Stevie because it was all her trip anyway."

He adds, "I just have to forgive them because it's really just Stevie being so needy for a certain kind of attention and maybe not wanting to compete with the vitality that I have."

Buckingham recently finished a tour in support of his new compilation, Solo Anthology: The Best of Lindsey Buckingham.  According to Stereogum, he'll also likely release a new studio album in 2019.

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ABC/Randy HolmesMetallica's All Within My Hands charity foundation has launched the Metallica Scholars program, a new initiative to support workforce education.

Through the program, All Within My Hands is donating $100,000 each to 10 community colleges across the United States, and will support over 1,000 students in their pursuit of a traditional trade or other applied learning program.

"All of us in the band feel fortunate that music has provided us the opportunity to be successful doing something we are passionate about," says drummer Lars Ulrich. "We want to share our success with others so that they can find a job where they can do the same."

For more info, visit AllWithinMyHands.org.

Metallica previously helped raise money for workforce education during their acoustic charity show last month. The concert will be released as a live album on February 1, 2019.

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MJ Kim/© MPL Communications Ltd.Does Paul McCartney know the way to San Jose? If not, he better find out by July 10, 2019, when he's scheduled to play a newly announced concert in the California city at the SAP Center, the arena that serves as the home of the National Hockey League's San Jose Sharks.

With the addition of the San Jose concert, the U.S. leg of McCartney's 2019 Freshen Up Tour now includes a baker's dozen worth of shows.

Tickets for the event go on sale to the public on Monday, December 17, at 10 a.m. PT. PaulMcCartney.com and American Express card members will be able to purchase advance tickets starting Wednesday, December 12, at 10 a.m. local time.

The last time the ex-Beatles star did a show in the San Francisco Bay area was in August 2014, when he played the last-ever concert at Candlestick Park before it was demolished.

Sir Paul'S upcoming U.S. trek kicks off May 23 in New Orleans and currently is mapped out through a July 13 show in Los Angeles. The Freshen Up Tour is in support of McCartney's latest studio album, Egypt Station, which was released in September.

Here are McCartney's confirmed stateside dates:

5/23 -- New Orleans, LA, Smoothie King Arena
5/27 -- Raleigh, NC, PNC Arena
5/30 -- Greenville, SC, Bon Secours Wellness Arena
6/1 -- Lexington, KY, Rupp Arena
6/3 -- Fort Wayne, IN, Allen County War Memorial Coliseum
6/6 -- Madison, WI, Kohl Center
6/8 -- Green Bay, WI, Lambeau Field
6/11 -- Moline, IL, TaxSlayer Center
6/14 -- Arlington, TX, Globe Life Park
6/22 -- San Diego, CA, Petco Park
6/26 -- Phoenix, AZ, Talking Stick Resort Arena
7/10 -- San Jose, CA, SAP Centre*
7/13 -- Los Angeles, CA, Dodgers Stadium

* = newly added show.

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