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Credit: Katarina BenzovaGuns N' Roses rocked New York City on Thursday night in front of an intimate, invite-only crowd at the famous Apollo Theatre in celebration of the 30th anniversary of the release of the band's classic debut album, Appetite for Destruction. According to Rolling Stone, the hard-rock legends played for three hours, showcasing eight of the album's 12 songs along the way.

The concert also is serving as a warm-up gig for a new North American leg of GN'R's hugely successful Not in This Lifetime tour, which gets underway Thursday, July 27, in St. Louis.

Guns N' Roses has added 11 dates to the outing, which now includes will see the band visit Newark, New Jersey; Washington, D.C.; Hartford, Connecticut; Louisville, Kentucky; Milwaukee; Nashville; and Sacramento and San Diego, California; as well as playing extra dates in New York City, Toronto and Inglewood, California. The new Inglewood show takes place November 29, which now is the tour's final show.

Among the artists who will open for Guns N' Roses at select shows during the trek are ZZ Top, Deftones, Sturgill Simpson, Royal Blood, Live and Our Lady Peace.

Tickets for most of the newly added shows go on sale to the general public next Friday, July 28, at 10 a.m. local time at LiveNation.com. Tickets for the November 29 show in Inglewood will be available to the public starting Friday, August 4.

Here are all of Guns N' Roses' upcoming North American dates:

7/27 -- St. Louis, MO, The Dome at America's Center
7/30 -- Minneapolis, MN, U.S. Bank Stadium
8/2 -- Denver, CO, Sports Authority Field at Mile High
8/5 -- Little Rock, AR, War Memorial Stadium
8/8 -- Miami, FL, Miami Marlins Stadium
8/11 -- Winston-Salem, NC, BB&T Field at Wake Forest University
8/13 -- Hershey, PA, Hersheypark Stadium
8/16 -- Buffalo, NY, New Era Field
8/19 -- Montreal, QC, Canada, Parc Jean Drapeau
8/21 -- Ottawa, ON, Canada, TD Place Stadium
8/24 -- Winnipeg, MB, Canada, Investors Group Field
8/27 -- Regina, SK, Canada, New Mosaic Stadium at Evraz Place
8/30 -- Edmonton, AB, Canada, Commonwealth Stadium
9/1 -- Vancouver, BC, Canada, BC Place Stadium
9/3 -- George, WA, The Gorge
9/6 -- El Paso, TX, Sun Bowl Stadium
9/8 -- San Antonio, TX, Alamodome
10/8 -- Philadelphia, PA, Wells Fargo Center
10/11 -- New York, NY, Madison Square Garden
10/12 -- Newark, NJ, Prudential Center
10/15 -- New York, NY, Madison Square Garden
10/16 -- New York, NY, Madison Square Garden
10/19 -- Washington, D.C., Verizon Center
10/22 -- Boston, MA, TD Garden
10/23 -- Hartford, CT, XL Center
10/26 -- Cleveland, OH, Quicken Loans Arena
10/29 -- Toronto, ON, Canada, Air Canada Centre
10/30 -- Toronto, ON, Canada, Air Canada Centre
11/2 -- Detroit, MI, Little Caesers Arena
11/3 -- Louisville, KY, KFC Yum! Center
11/6 -- Chicago, IL, United Center
11/7 -- Milwaukee, WI, Bradley Center
11/10 -- Houston, TX, Toyota Center
11/13 -- Nashville, TN, Bridgestone Arena
11/14 -- Tulsa, OK, BOK Center
11/17 -- Las Vegas, NV, T-Mobile Arena
11/18 -- Sacramento, CA, Golden 1 Center
11/21 -- Oakland, CA, Oracle Arena
11/24 -- Los Angeles, CA, Staples Center
11/25 -- Inglewood, CA, The Forum
11/28 -- San Diego, CA, Valley View Casino Center
11/29 -- Inglewood, CA, The Forum

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ABC/Randy HolmesThursday marked what would've been Chris Cornell's 53rd birthday. In honor of the occasion, Pearl Jam guitarist Stone Gossard shared an emotional tribute to the late Soundgarden frontman.

"I keep waking up in the middle of the night and remember, fresh again, that you are gone," Gossard writes. "An absence grows in my stomach and slowly turns circles like a far-off galaxy on a grainy TV."

Cornell died on May 18, officially by suicide.

"We all miss you so much," says Gossard. "It was always a given in my mind we would all spend more time together when we got older, we would play more music and love and be loved like we dreamed. This was your time and you shared it with us. Thank you."

Gossard and Cornell played together in the band Temple of the Dog, which staged a reunion tour in 2016.

"Your talent was jaw-dropping. Your songs, lyrics, your voice, how could you have all 3," Stone writes. "And then, the not so obvious. Your wicked sense of humor and your playfulness. All of us are heartsick and we will never get over losing you."

"We hope you're in peace and that your particles are mutating and transforming in harmony with nature," Gossard concludes. "We wish your family our utmost condolences and sympathies."

You can read the whole note now on PearlJam.com.

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Columbia RecordsWith the new concert film documenting David Gilmour's historic July 2016 performances in Pompeii, Italy, getting one-night-only theatrical screenings on September 13, comes word that the flick will be released as a home video in multiple formats and configurations on September 29. David Gilmour -- Live at Pompeii will be available as a two-DVD set, a single Blu-ray disc, a deluxe box set featuring two Blu-rays and two CDs, and a digital video.

The new movie features footage from two shows that the ex-Pink Floyd singer/guitarist played at the 2,000-year-old Pompeii Amphitheatre last summer, 45 years after his old band performed at the same site for the classic 1972 movie, Pink Floyd Live at Pompeii. Gilmour's shows were the first publicly attended rock concerts ever held at the Roman amphitheater, which was built in 90 B.C. and buried in ash when Mount Vesuvius erupted in 70 A.D.

The standard two-DVD and Blu-ray versions of Live at Pompeii features the concert film, plus a new documentary titled Pompeii Then and Now. The deluxe box set includes an extra Blu-ray disc containing performances from shows that Gilmour played in South America in December 2015, and from a June 2016 concert in Poland featuring orchestral accompaniment; the BBC documentary David Gilmour: Wider Horizons; and four short documentaries looking at various legs of Gilmour's world tour in support of his 2015 solo album, Rattle That Lock.

In addition, separate two-CD and four-LP vinyl sets featuring the audio from the Live at Pompeii concerts also will be released on September 29.

Check out the films' preview trailer on Gilmour's official YouTube channel.

Here's the track list of the David Gilmour -- Live at Pompeii Blu-ray discs:

Blu-ray 1
Part 1:
"5 A.M."
"Rattle That Lock"
"Faces of Stone"
"What Do You Want from Me"
"The Blue"
"The Great Gig in the Sky"
"A Boat Lies Waiting"
"Wish You Were Here"
"Money"
"In Any Tongue"
"High Hopes"

Part 2:
"One of These Days"
"Shine On You Crazy Diamond"
"Fat Old Sun"
"Coming Back to Life"
"On an Island"
"Today"
"Sorrow"
"Run Like Hell"
"Time/Breathe (In the Air)" (Reprise)
"Comfortably Numb"

Documentary:
Pompeii Then and Now

Blu-ray 2
South America December 2015:
"Astronomy Domine"
"Us and Them"
"Today"
"Time/Breathe (In the Air)" (Reprise)
"Comfortably Numb" (Jon Carin - vocal)

Wroclaw, Poland June 2016 – with Orchestra:
"5 A.M."
"Rattle That Lock"
"Dancing Right In Front of Me"
"The Girl in the Yellow Dress" (with Leszek Mozdzer)
"In Any Tongue"

Documentaries:
--Europe 2015
--South America 2015
--North America 2016
--Europe 2016
--David Gilmour: Wider Horizons

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Karsten Staiger/MeinFotolandWhen Foreigner announced plans for their 40th anniversary tour, the band promised some of its original members would be making guest appearances at select shows during the trek. The veteran rockers made good on that promise Thursday night in Wantagh, New York, when founding Foreigner singer Lou Gramm, multi-instrumentalist Ian McDonald and keyboardist Al Greenwood joined the group's current lineup for a three-song performance at Jones Beach Theater.

This marked the first time since 1980 that Gramm, McDonald and Greenwood performed together with Foreigner. The mini-set featured "Long, Long Way from Home," "I Want to Know What Love Is," and "Hot Blooded." You can watch a video of the first two songs on the group's official Facebook page. For "I Want to Know What Love Is," Foreigner's chart-topping 1984 ballad, Gramm and current frontman Kelly Hansen shared vocal duties.

While introducing his old band mates, founding Foreigner guitarist/songwriter Mick Jones referred to Gramm as "my dear friend, always will be, lifelong."

After the show, Jones released a statement saying, "It was great to have Lou, Al and Ian join us on stage last night, and certainly brought back some special memories. All the original guys are out there playing live shows and working on studio projects."

Mick added a comment apparently directed toward the powers-that-be at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame: "A performance by the entire original band for a Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction next year would be a great way to cap off our 40th Anniversary celebrations."

More surprise appearances by ex-Foreigner members are planned at other stops during the band's 40th anniversary tour. The trek also features Cheap Trick and Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin Experience. Visit ForeignerOnline.com to check out the group's full itinerary.

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Suzi Pratt/Getty ImagesIn addition to his work with Linkin Park, Chester Bennington also briefly fronted Stone Temple Pilots. On their website, STP has posted a tribute in remembrance of Bennington, who died Thursday.

"It is a sad day today to know that so many of us will no longer share in your laughter, friendship and love," the band writes. "You showed us time and time again what it is to be an incredible human being. A beacon of light and hope is what you will always be to us. We love you Chester. We will miss you."

Bennington joined STP in 2013 after the band parted ways with original frontman Scott Weiland. Due to legal reasons, the band was initially billed as Stone Temple Pilots with Chester Bennington. In November 2015, Bennington left STP to focus more on Linkin Park. A month later, Weiland died.

Bennington died Thursday at age 41. His death is being investigated as a suicide.

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Credit: Danny ClinchDon Henley turns 70 on Saturday, and the Eagles co-founder will celebrate his milestone birthday in a big way…with a star-studded concert at American Airlines Center in Dallas. While no official lineup announcement has been made, D magazine reports that among the well-known musicians who will join Henley at the show are his longtime Eagles band mates Joe Walsh and Timothy B. Schmit his "Leather and Lace" duet partner and ex-girlfriend Stevie Nicks, and Scandal frontwoman Patty Smyth.

The event will feature performances of songs from throughout Don's long music career, including many of his classic Eagles songs and solo hits. The concert is part of a three-day birthday celebration for Henley that also will include a storytelling event and a Q&A session scheduled for Sunday, July 23. Proceeds raised by the various events will benefit the Caddo Lake Institute, a nonprofit organization Henley founded in 1993 to help preserve the wetlands area near his hometown of Linden, Texas.

Henley and his late band mate Glenn Frey, of course, were the main songwriters and co-lead singers of the Eagles, one of the most successful rock bands of all time. After the group broke up in 1980, Don enjoyed continued multi-platinum success as a solo artist. The Eagles reunited in 1994 and have remained a popular touring act ever since. Henley was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame with the group in 1998.

Following his birthday celebration, Henley will play The Classic East festival with a re-formed Eagles lineup on July 29 in New York City. The show, a companion event to The Classic West concert that was held July 15 in Los Angles, also will feature Steely Dan and The Doobie Brothers.

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Geffen RecordsGuns N' Roses debut album, Appetite for Destruction, was released 30 years ago today. The record, which featured three hit singles -- "Welcome to the Jungle," "Paradise City" and the chart-topping "Sweet Child o' Mine" -- has sold more than 18 million copies in the U.S., making it the best-selling debut album of all time.

Though it was released on July 21, 1987,  Appetite for Destruction didn't reach the top of the Billboard album chart until August 6, 1988. It spent four nonconsecutive weeks at #1, establishing GN'R as one of the world's most popular hard-rock bands.

The album was the only full-length Guns N' Roses release featuring the band's classic lineup of Axl Rose, Slash, Izzy Stradlin, Duff McKagan and Steven Adler. By 1997, drugs and internal conflicts had led to the exits of Adler, Stradlin, Slash and McKagan.

A few years back, McKagan chatted with ABC Radio about his band's Appetite for Destruction heyday, noting, "The chemistry was ridiculous. And, we had the best everybody in our band. The best singer. Izzy, the best rhythm guitar player/singer guy, songwriter guy. Slash -- I mean, c'mon. At 19, he played like an old blues guy, but ferocious. And Steven, with that groove he created."

Regarding Appetite, Slash told ABC Radio a few years ago, "I'm really, really proud of what that group of people accomplished…It's become a very iconic album."

Appetite for Destruction's enduring appeal is reflected by the popularity of Guns N' Roses' Not in This Lifetime tour, the band's first trek to feature Slash and McKagan since the 1990s. According to Pollstar, it was the highest-grossing outing for the first half of 2017. The band will kick off a new North American leg of the trek on Thursday, July 27 in St. Louis.

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ABC/Randy HolmesFor several years now, actor Tom Hardy has been attached to the Elton John biopic Rocketman, in which he was expected to star.  But if a new report is to be believed, Hardy's out, and a completely different actor will be portraying the Rock & Roll Hall of Famer in the film.

The British tabloid The Daily Mail claims that Taron Egerton, the star of the spy action/comedy Kingsman: The Secret Service and its upcoming sequel, is now in talks to replace Hardy, who apparently can't sing.  Egerton, on the other hand, has a strong voice, which you may have heard in last year's animated hit Sing.  In fact, he sang Elton's hit "I'm Still Standing" in that movie.

According to The Daily Mail, Egerton got involved with the project because both he and Elton appear in The Kingsman sequel The Golden Circle, which is due in September.  That movie is produced by Matthew Vaughn, who is co-producing Rocketman with Elton's Rocket Pictures. 

According to the The Daily Mail, Vaughn and Elton chatted between takes on the set of The Golden Circle, and that's where the idea of Egerton taking over the role came from.

Rocketman has been in the works for years; it's not clear when the movie will start shooting, or if Egerton will definitely be taking on the lead role.

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Credit: Spike MaffordKing Crimson recently wrapped up a 17-date series of North American concerts, and now the veteran prog-rockers have announced that they will return to the continent this fall for a new U.S. tour leg. The trek gets underway October 19 in Austin, Texas, and is plotted out through a November 26 show in Milwaukee.

The tour includes multiple-night stands in Atlanta; Washington, D.C.; Philadelphia; Albany, New York; and New York City. The last time King Crimson played Atlanta was 2001, while the band's visit to Austin marks its first performance in Texas since 1974.

Led since its inception by guitarist Robert Fripp, King Crimson currently features an eight-member lineup that also includes longtime multi-instrumentalist Mel Collins and bassist Tony Levin, singer/guitarist/flute player Jakko Jakszyk, former R.E.M. touring member Bill Rieflin on keyboards and three drummers: Pat Mastelotto, Gavin Harrison and Jeremy Stacey.

A limited number of VIP tickets and packages to the upcoming concerts are available now at DMGLive.com. Here are all of King Crimson's announced U.S. dates:

10/19 -- Austin, TX, Bass Concert Hall
10/21 -- Dallas, TX, Music Hall
10/23 -- Atlanta, GA, Center Stage
10/24 -- Atlanta, GA, Center Stage
10/26 -- Raleigh, NC, Duke Energy Centre for the Performing Arts
10/28 -- Washington D.C., Lisner Auditorium
10/29 -- Washington D.C., Lisner Auditorium
10/31 -- Newark, NJ, New Jersey Performing Arts Centre
11/2 -- Philadelphia, PA, Merriam Theatre
11/3 -- Philadelphia, PA, Merriam Theatre
11/6 -- Boston, MA, Orpheum Theatre
11/8 -- Albany, NY, The Egg
11/9 -- Albany, NY, The Egg
11/11 -- Allentown, PA, Miller Symphony Hall
11/17 -- New York, NY, Beacon Theatre
11/18 -- New York, NY, Beacon Theatre
11/22 -- Ann Arbor, MI, Michigan Theatre
11/24 -- Northfield, OH, Hard Rock Rocksino
11/26 -- Milwaukee, WI, Riverside Theatre

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Kevin Winter/Getty ImagesFor several years now, actor Tom Hardy has been attached to the Elton John biopic Rocketman, in which he was expected to star.  But if a new report is to be believed, Hardy's out, and a completely different actor will be portraying the Rock & Roll Hall of Famer in the film.

The British tabloid The Daily Mail claims that Taron Egerton, the star of the spy action/comedy Kingsman: The Secret Service and its upcoming sequel, is now in talks to replace Hardy, who apparently can't sing.  Egerton, on the other hand, has a strong voice, which you may have heard in last year's animated hit Sing.  In fact, he sang Elton's hit "I'm Still Standing" in that movie.

According to The Daily Mail, Egerton got involved with the project because both he and Elton appear in The Kingsman sequel The Golden Circle, which is due in September.  That movie is produced by Matthew Vaughn, who is co-producing Rocketman with Elton's Rocket Pictures. 

According to the The Daily Mail, Vaughn and Elton chatted between takes on the set of The Golden Circle, and that's where the idea of Egerton taking over the role came from.

Rocketman has been in the works for years; it's not clear when the movie will start shooting, or if Egerton will definitely be taking on the lead role.

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ABC/Randy HolmesThe late Chris Cornell's charitable organization, the Chris and Vicky Cornell Foundation, has partnered with Seattle nonprofit Childhaven to establish a new music therapy program in memory of the Soundgarden frontman for trauma-affected children. The announcement arrived Thursday, on what would've been Cornell's 53rd birthday.

Vicky Cornell, Chris' widow and co-founder of the Chris and Vicky Cornell Foundation, says, "The Chris and Vicky Cornell Foundation is excited to join Childhaven to support its extraordinary work impacting the lives of those in need." 

Vicky continues: "Chris and I always shared a strong belief in the healing and inspiring power of music. And through Childhaven's establishment of this program, we are able to keep the promise for Chris by continuing to protect the world's most vulnerable children."

Chris Cornell died May 18, officially by suicide.

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Credit: Kate IzorRoger Waters has debuted an official video for "Wait for Her," a melancholy new song from his recently released solo album, Is This the Life We Really Want? The clip, which was directed by the ex-Pink Floyd singer/bassist and his frequent collaborator Sean Evans, premiered at RollingStone.com and also was posted on Roger's official VEVO YouTube channel.

The video features footage of Waters and his touring band performing in a studio, interspersed with scenes of a woman in a dressing room preparing for some kind of performance. That woman, Azzura, is the same actress/dancer featured in the recent clip for Roger's new tune "The Last Refugee." In the "Wait for Her" video, Azzura is shown sitting at a theatrical mirror as she applies makeup and nail polish. She also places two crumpled photos of a young girl, apparently her daughter, on the mirror and gazes sadly at them.

As the clip continues, a large scar is visible on the woman's neck, and she begins to cry. After changing into a new outfit, she leaves the dressing room and apparently heads toward a stage as the video ends.

Lyrically, "Wait for Her" was inspired by a poem by late Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish. Evans tells Rolling Stone, "When Roger wrote this song, his adaptation of the poem took on a sensual yet melancholy tone, and the video needed to represent that. It needed to show femininity and sexuality but also needed to have an air of loss and pain."

As for the woman's scar, Evans explains that "it is a symbol of the physical torment refugees endure."

He also notes the "Wait for Her" and "The Last Refugee" videos are companion pieces, adding that he and Waters have plans for further themed clips.

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Sony Music EntertainmentJudas Priest fans, rejoice! The metal gods just released a new video game app called Road to Valhalla that takes you on a wild animated adventure through fantastical landscapes as you battle enemies, while trying to assemble snippets of some of the band's classic tunes to create complete songs.

The mobile game is available now for $1.99 at the Apple App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch devices. The game's soundtrack features the popular Priest tunes "Breaking the Law," "Turbo Lover," "Electric Eye," "Painkiller," and "You've Got Another Thing Comin'," as well as "Road to Valhalla," which appeared on the band's latest studio effort, 2014's Redeemer of Souls.

The band also has made isolated song stems from tunes from their 2016 live album Battle Cry available exclusively to players for use in constructing full tracks as part of the game.

"When we set out to make this game, we wanted to give fans a new kind of visual listening experience," says Priest frontman Rob Halford. "For the first time, we are making individual stems of our songs available to fans to give them a new and interactive way to engage with some of the best songs from our catalog."

As part of the game, players guide one of three souped-up motorcycles or Judas Priest's tour bus through numerous peril-filled scenarios. Halford appears in several video clips he recorded for the game.

"Metal maniacs are you ready to join Judas Priest on the Road to Valhalla?" Judas Priest declares in a joint statement. "Let the molten metal mayhem begin with the thrill of the ride! Can you claim victory on this perilous journey that leads you into Valhalla?"

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Parlophone RecordsThe latest installment of David Bowie's series of limited-edition 40th anniversary vinyl picture discs will feature two versions of one of the late rock legend's most enduring anthems, "Heroes."

The seven-inch disc, which will be issued on September 22, will feature a 2017 remastered version of the original single version of "Heroes" on its A side.  The flip side is a previously unreleased recording of Bowie performing the tune in 1977, on late T. Rex frontman Marc Bolan's U.K. TV show Marc.

The photo featured on the A side is a picture of Bowie taken in Japan 1977 by photographer Sukita; the flip side has a still pic of David from his appearance on the Marc show.

"Heroes" was co-written by Bowie and Brian Eno, and was released as a single in the U.K. on September 23, 1977. The song also appears on David's album of the same name, which was issued in October of '77.

Among the many artists who have covered "Heroes" over the years are Prince, Peter Gabriel, Blondie, Oasis, Depeche Mode and The Wallflowers.

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Andrew Lipovsky/NBCIn the midst of their North American tour, The Who made a rare TV appearance on NBC's The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

In their second appearance on the late night show, the band, performed their classic from 1967, "I Can See for Miles."

They last appeared on The Tonight Show back in March of 2016, performing "Who Are You." 

As a web exclusive on Wednesday, The Who also played their 1981 song, “You Better You Bet.”

The next stop on the The Who's 2017 North American tour is in Uncasville, Connecticut on Thursday.

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Credit: Erik KabikRock guitarist extraordinaire Carlos Santana turns 70 today. The Mexican-born musician moved to San Francisco in the early 1960s, and went on to form one of the most influential and enduring groups to emerge from the Bay Area music scene.

Santana's groundbreaking sound fused Latin music and African percussion with rock, blues and jazz. The group came to global prominence after an incendiary performance at the 1969 Woodstock festival that showcased Carlos' blistering and intense playing. The group's self-titled debut came out that same month, featuring the classics like "Evil Ways" and the instrumental "Soul Sacrifice." The band's next two studio albums, Abraxas and Santana III, topped the Billboard 200 and included such hits as "Black Magic Woman," "Oye Como Va" and "Everybody's Everything."

From the early 1970s through the '90s, Santana's lineup changed frequently, while the band's popularity waxed and waned. The band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998, and then experienced a huge career resurgence thanks to the 1999 album Supernatural. The record, which featured Carlos and company collaborating with various guest artists, yielded two #1 hits -- "Smooth" with Matchbox Twenty's Rob Thomas and "Maria Maria" with Wyclef Jean and The Product G&B. The album topped the Billboard 200 for 12 nonconsecutive weeks and went on to win nine Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year. It has sold more than 15 million copies in the U.S. to date.

More recently, Carlos was saluted at the prestigious Kennedy Center Honors in 2013; the group put out its first Spanish language album, Corazon, in 2014; and most of the original Santana lineup reunited to release the Santana IV album last year. And next Friday, July 28, Santana will release a collaborative album with The Isley Brothers called Power of Peace.

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Gabe Ginsberg/Getty ImagesNikki Sixx's The Heroin Diaries is jumping from the page to the panel. The Motely Crue and Sixx:A.M. bassist is teaming up with Heavy Metal magazine to create a graphic novel version of the memoir.

"The Heroin Diaries has always been deeply personal to me," says Sixx in a statement. "So when the idea came up for a graphic novel based on the story, who better to partner with than the iconic Heavy Metal brand? I grew up reading their magazine as a kid."

"This is really a passion project and I've been intimately involved in every step along the way, from the storyline to the look and feel of the art," Sixx adds. "It is meant to be a treat for fans of The Heroin Diaries, old and new and I hope everyone will enjoy the graphic novel as much as I enjoyed putting it together for you."

If you're at San Diego Comic-Con this weekend, you can check out an exclusive preview of The Heroin Diaries graphic novel.

Released in 2007, The Heroin Diaries follows the recording of, and debauchery-filled tour behind, Motley Crue's 1987 album Girls Girls Girls. Sixx:A.M.'s debut album The Heroin Diaries Soundtrack served as a companion to the book.

Along with the graphic novel, 10th anniversary editions of The Heroin Diaries and The Heroin Diaries Soundtrack will be released in the fall. Additionally, a play based on the book is due to open in 2018.

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Legacy RecordingsA new hits compilation from the NOW That's What I Call Music! series featuring songs tailor-made for the soundtrack to your next pre-event parking-lot party will be released on August 4. NOW Tailgate Anthems is an 18-track collection that includes such memorable classic-rock tunes as Queen's "Will We Rock You," Journey's "Don't Stop Believin'" and Bon Jovi's "Livin' on a Prayer."

Among the other anthems by veteran rockers appearing on the album are a live version of KISS' "Rock & Roll All Nite," as well as Survivor's "Eye of the Tiger" and Europe's "The Final Countdown." In addition, the compilation features party hits by younger artists from various genres, including tunes by Pink, Flo Rida, Wiz Khalifa, Black Eyed Peas, Pitbull, Usher, Luke Bryan and Jason Aldean.

Here's the full track list of the NOW Tailgate Anthems compilation:

"We Will Rock You" -- Queen
"Livin' on a Prayer" -- Bon Jovi
"Don't Stop Believin'" -- Journey
"Rock & Roll All Nite" (Alive! Version) -- Kiss
"Eye of the Tiger" -- Survivor
"The Final Countdown" -- Europe
"Jump Around" -- House of Pain
"Turn Down for What" -- DJ Snake & Lil Jon
"My House" -- Flo Rida
"Black and Yellow" -- Wiz Khalifa
"I Gotta Feeling" -- Black Eyed Peas
"Don't Stop the Party" -- Pitbull Featuring TJR
"Let's Go" -- Calvin Harris Featuring Ne Yo
"Yeah" -- Usher Featuring Lil Jon & Ludacris
"Get the Party Started" -- Pink
"House Party" -- Sam Hunt
"Country Girl (Shake It for Me)" -- Luke Bryan
"My Kinda Party" -- Jason Aldean

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Credit: Danny ClinchEach year, the Recording Academy salutes an individual music artist at the prestigious MusiCares Person of the Year gala.  However, the organization has announced that, for the first time ever, the 2018 honoree won't be a person, but a band.  Fleetwood Mac will be celebrated at a star-studded tribute event held during Grammy Week on January 26 at New York's famous Radio City Music Hall.

The rock legends, whose classic current lineup features Mick Fleetwood, Stevie Nicks, Lindsey Buckingham, Christine McVie and John McVie, will be recognized for their career achievements and charitable efforts, including their longtime support of MusiCares.

"It's a tremendous honor to be the first band to receive the MusiCares Person of the Year award," says Fleetwood on behalf of his band. "Independently and together, we all set off on a journey to spend our lives as artists, songwriters, and musicians. None of us did it alone and there were plenty of helping hands along the way, so we applaud and celebrate MusiCares' guiding principles of giving musicians a helping hand and a place to turn in times of need."

Recording Academy and MusiCares Foundation CEO/president Neil Portnow notes, "Our 2018 MusiCares Person of the Year tribute is a celebration of firsts -- the first time our annual signature gala will be held in New York City in 15 years, and the first time in the benefit's history that we will honor a band. This excitement is only matched by the genuine thrill and privilege of paying tribute to Fleetwood Mac, a legendary and influential group of artists whose music has provided the soundtrack for music lovers around the world."

The gala benefits the MusiCares Foundation, which provides medical, financial and personal assistance to in-need music community members.

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Credit: Steve KerosDon't worry, Red Hot Chili Peppers aren't retiring just yet. According to Flea, rumors that the band is about to hang it up are "just silly talk."

"We never really look past the immediate future, but we're on tour right now, we're rocking out, we feel in the spirit, and letting the music move us," the bassist tells TMZ.

In a recent podcast interview, drummer Chad Smith spoke about the Chili Peppers members getting older and questioning whether they could continue to tour as intensively as they do now, which sparked speculation that the band's retirement could be imminent.

"To be honest, since the day we first started this band nearly 35 years ago, I've never ever known what’s next or what's around the corner or anything," Flea tells TMZ. "I think the power of the band lies in that -- just staying in the moment and staying with the energy that's moving."

Red Hot Chili Peppers are currently on tour in Europe supporting their new album, The Getaway.

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