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Ian Dickson/RedfernsFrank Zappa’s legacy will continue, and in a most inventive way.

The late Mothers of Invention leader will go on tour in hologram form, thanks to a new agreement between the Zappa Family Trust and Eyellusion, a company that recently produced a touring Ronnie James Dio hologram.

Ahmet Zappa, co-director of the Zappa Family Trust along with his sister, Diva, says former members of the Mothers of Invention -- including multi-instrumentalist Ian Underwood, guitarist Denny Walley and saxophonist/vocalist Napoleon Murphy Brock -- will take part in the tour, along with other famous Zappa sidemen like guitarists Steve Vai, Adrian Belew and Warren Cuccurullu, bassist Arthur Barrow and drummer Vinnie Colaiuta.

Ahmet exclaims, “When I spoke with them, they were excited at the prospect of performing alongside Frank once again and can't wait to give fans an unforgettable experience." He says the tour will feature Zappa favorites plus “some rare and unheard material.”

The tour kicks off later this year. The main events, details still to be announced, will be a staging of Frank Zappa’s three-act opera Joe’s Garage, featuring the Zappa hologram in the role of the Big Brother-like Central Scrutinizer.

Ahmet also says he’d love to include other siblings, like sister Moon Unit, who memorably provided vocals on the novelty hit “Valley Girl,” and singer-guitarist brother Dweezil. However, last year, Dweezil claimed the Family Trust legally forced him to license his own name and re-brand his tour in order to play his dad’s music in concert.

Ahmet tells Rolling Stone claims he tried to prevent Dweezil from performing are “one million percent false.”

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In 1976, Elton John told Rolling Stone he was bisexual.  Then, when he got married in 1984, it was to a woman: a German recording engineer named Renate Blauel.  They split after four years, and Elton then declared that he was "comfortable" identifying not as bisexual, but as gay. 

In a new Instagram post, Elton uses that experience to reflect on the issue of marriage equality, which is coming up for a vote in Australia very soon.

"I'm so excited to be back in Australia for a series of shows," Elton writes in the caption of a photo of his wedding to his current spouse, David Furnish.  "Many years ago, I chose Australia for my wedding to a wonderful woman for whom I have so much love and admiration."

"I wanted more than anything to be a good husband, but I denied who I really was, which caused my wife sadness, and caused me huge guilt and regret," he explains. "To be worthy of someone's love, you have to be brave enough and clear eyed enough to be honest with yourself and your partner."

Elton then reflects on his nearly 24-year relationship with Furnish, whom he married in 2014. 

"It felt like that fact was accepted by the world," he writes. "For David and I, being able to openly love and commit to one another, and for that to be recognized and celebrated, is what makes life truly worth living."

Elton finishes by saying, "I love Australia. I love its spirit, its lack of pretense, its passion. I hope it can embrace the honesty and courage that seeks gay marriage as an expression not of desire but of love."

He ended his post with the hashtags #loveislove and #marriageequality.

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Amy Sussman/Getty ImagesPete Townshend is a married man again. In fact, he has been since last December, but now it’s official.

In a Facebook post Wednesday, the 72-year-old the Who co-founder revealed he and his longtime partner, fellow musician Rachel Fuller, 44, were wed in a small private ceremony last December. Townshend called the marriage a “very, very happy thing” for the couple, who’ve been together over 20 years.

As for keeping it quiet until now, Pete said, “Really, we were being selfish. I have been away on tour so much in recent years, we just wanted to be together, and savor the moment.” Oddly, as Fuller has been on tour with the Who, which Townshend called “a kind of wedding blessing for us both,” Pete has referred to her as his wife onstage and “the response has been great.”

Townshend married his previous wife, Karen Astley, in 1968; they have three grown children. They separated in 1994 and divorced in 2009.

In a separate post, Townshend said he plans to take a yearlong sabbatical, providing the official definition as “a period of paid leave granted to a university teacher for study or travel, traditionally one year for every seven years worked,” adding that he doubted he’d make his normal Who salary during that time.

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David Redfern/RedfernsThere’s a whole lotta Led Zeppelin coming to a television near you.

This Saturday, AXS TV is devoting an entire day to Led Zeppelin-related programming, beginning at 1:00 p.m. ET with the 2008 documentary It Might Get Loud. The film examines the background and guitar-playing philosophies of Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page, U2’s the Edge, and bluesy rocker Jack White. It also brings the trio together for a fascinating show-and-tell roundtable discussion.

Next, at 3:00 p.m. ET, Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant takes center stage in Robert Plant & The Sensational Shape Shifters -- Live at David Lynch’s Festival of Disruption, recorded in 2016. Plant and his backing band of crack musicians offer acoustic-focused versions of Zeppelin classics like “Black Dog” and “Babe I’m Gonna Leave You,” plus standout tracks from Plant’s solo career.

The classic 1976 concert film Led Zeppelin: The Song Remains the Same airs at 4:00 p.m. Recorded at Madison Square Garden, the dazzling set features the band at the height of its power.

Plant returns at 6:30 p.m. ET for the PBS-produced special, Soundstage: Robert Plant & The Strange Sensation, offering funkier versions of Zeppelin standards, solo tracks, and a cover of Jimi Hendrix’s “Hey Joe.”

Jason Bonham, son of late Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham, is featured in Rock & Roll Road Trip with Sammy Hagar, airing at 7:30 p.m. ET. Hagar and his band The Circle, featuring Jason on drums, perform a headlining set at Florida’s SunFest.

Finishing off AXS TV’s Zeppelin-fest, settle in at 8:00 p.m. ET for a rebroadcast of the Classic Rock Awards 2016, featuring appearances and performances from Page, Metallica’s Kirk Hammett, Aerosmith’s Joe PerryRichie Sambora, Johnny Depp, Cheap Trick and more.

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RhinoThe upcoming reissue of Stone Temple Pilots' 1992 debut album, Core, will feature the previously unreleased song titled "Only Dying." Ahead of the collection's arrival next week, you can listen to the track now via RollingStone.com.

"That song was a little bit of a different direction for us," bassist Robert DeLeo tells Rolling Stone. "It was based more off jazz-type chordings. As a songwriter, I wanted to spark people into different directions."

"I remember [frontman] Scott [Weiland] really wanted to redo the song and quite honestly, the guitar tone we chose on that...I don't know what I was thinking," guitarist Dean DeLeo adds. "Maybe I was listening to too much [The Cure's] Robert Smith or something. It's a song where I don't think we reached our full potential as songwriters quite yet. But honestly, it really is a beautiful song."

STP originally wrote "Only Dying" for the soundtrack to the 1994 film The Crow, but they decided the song wouldn't be appropriate after star Brandon Lee was accidentally killed on set. The band ended up recording the song "Big Empty" instead, which was also used as the lead single for STP's 1994 sophomore album, Purple.

"It was a bit more fitting," drummer Eric Kretz says. "It's just a different vibe than what we were feeling at the time."

The Core reissue will arrive on September 29 -- 25 years to the day after the album was originally released.

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Strawberry-Blank Assassin Billy Corgan's forthcoming solo album Ogilala will soundtrack a silent film co-directed by the Smashing Pumpkins frontman. The film is titled Pillbox, and you can watch its trailer now on YouTube.

"I thought it was a different approach to listening to an album, to watch it in essence with a related, albeit non-linear, silent movie," the musician, who's going by the name William Patrick Corgan nowadays, says of Pillbox.

"Art is art," Corgan continues. "And together the two pieces create a work unto itself."

Screenings of Pillbox will be held October 5 in London, October 9 in Los Angeles, October 11 in Chicago and October 12 in New York City. Tickets will go on sale this Friday, September 22 via Ogilala.com.

Ogilala, produced by Rick Rubin, will be released October 13.

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Terence Patrick/CBS ©2017 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights ReservedFoo Fighters hitched a ride with James Corden for Wednesday night's installment of "Carpool Karaoke" on The Late Late Show. Frontman Dave Grohl and bass player Nate Mendel explained how their first meeting with each other also involved a karaoke machine .

After singing the band's "All My Life" and "Best of You," Grohl and Mendel recalled the day they decided to form a band.

"The first time we jammed I was playing through a karaoke machine in your living room," says Nate. "Were you really?" Dave asked, before spotting the coincidence and yelling, "Full circle!"

"Learn to Fly" was the next song, followed by Grohl's gory recollection of the concert in Sweden during which he took a tumble off the stage, breaking his leg in two places.

"They're like, 'Your ankle's dislocated, we must put it back in right now,'" Grohl said in a mock Swedish accent.

"[They] put gauze in my mouth [and said] 'just bite on this,'" he recalled, imitating the horrifying sound his ankle made as it was being twisted into place.

"But my leg was broken too," he continues. "I'm like, 'Can I finish the show?' And this guy holding my ankle, he's like, 'Well, I have to hold your ankle in place.' And so, I was like, 'You've got to come up on stage.'"

Adds Grohl, "That was the best show we ever had."

After singing "The Sky Is a Neighborhood," from Foo Fighters' ninth and latest studio album, Concrete and Glass, the carpoolers slipped into a local Guitar Center, where Corden "auditioned" for the band -- first on the drums, then by taking lead vocals on Rick Astley's "Never Gonna Give You Up." Rick joined the group on stage for that song at their concert in London earlier this month.

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ParlophoneA unique live-streamed event on September 26 will help launch the release of the new David Bowie boxed set, DAVID BOWIE A NEW CAREER IN A NEW TOWN (1977 – 1982).

The set is due September 29 and three days prior, a special celebration takes place at legendary Hansa Studios in Berlin, Germany, and will be live-streamed at 2 p.m. ET via Bowie’s Facebook page.

The live event features a question and answer sessions with guests including longtime Bowie guitarist Carlos Alomar and Edu Meyer, former sound engineer at Hansa Studios.  That's where Bowie recorded parts of his Low album as well as Heroes, two-thirds of his so-called “Berlin Trilogy.” Bowie’s Facebook page will also be offering previously unheard audio streams that day.

A NEW CAREER IN A NEW TOWN will be available as an eleven-CD box or 13-disc vinyl box, as well as in high-definition digital download formats.

The set includes Low, Heroes and a new version of Lodger, the third piece of the Berlin Trilogy -- remixed by Bowie’s longtime producer, Tony Visconti -- as well as the Scary Monsters album. There are also two versions of the 1978 live album Stage, featuring two previously unreleased tracks; and Re:Call 3, a compilation featuring single versions, non-album singles, B-sides and soundtrack selections.

The box is rounded out with the exclusive 40th anniversary Heroes EP, which includes with the single, German and French versions of the seminal Bowie track.

The boxed sets also have an accompanying book -- 128 pages in the CD box and 84 in the vinyl set -- with rare and previously unpublished photos by Anton Corbijn, Helmut Newton and others, plus press reviews and Visconti’s technical notes. 

For a complete track list of the various sets, go to Bowie’s website.

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Blackened RecordingsMetallica's upcoming Master of Puppets deluxe reissue includes a host of live tracks recorded during the band's tour in support of the iconic album. One of those recordings is a performance of the Ride the Lightning track "For Whom the Bell Tolls," live in Hampton, Virginia on August 3, 1986, which you can listen to now via NME.com.

The Hampton show was Metallica's last stop on Ozzy Osbourne's Ultimate Sin tour. During the "For Whom the Bell Tolls" performance, Kirk Hammett's guitar tech John Marshall played rhythm guitar because James Hetfield had broken his arm earlier that summer.

In addition to the actual performance, the recording captures Hetfield's pre-song banter, during which he introduces Marshall and encourages the crowd to cheer for bassist Cliff Burton. That part is especially heavy, given that Burton died just over a month later in a freak bus accident.

The Master of Puppets reissue will be released November 10.

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James PowellChuck Panozzo has a special message to share on this, his 68th birthday.  The founding Styx bassist has issued a statement in which he talks about being both gay, and an HIV survivor.

Panozzo, who revealed his diagnosis back in 2001, says, “It’s difficult enough to be different and even more challenging to live with big secrets. I have finally learned to enjoy my differences. Through the years, I struggled with my feelings about my diagnosis and found that the stigma of being HIV positive was actually worse than having the disease itself.”

He also talks about a recent visit to the World AIDS Museum and Educational Center in Wilton Manors, Florida, which he says was a life-changing experience.

Panozzo says, “I confronted my fear and found a tremendous freedom in doing so. Along with this came a learning experience and I became more aware of who I am and what I can do to change my feelings. I was so moved by the Museum’s mission that I have been able to experience a much greater personal power.”

Panozzo has posted a video about his visit to the Museum and is asking friends and fans to “like” WAM’s Facebook page, visit  their website and make a donation.

He concludes, “Thank you for allowing me to share my personal story and taking the time to learn about the importance of The World AIDS Museum and Educational Center. I promise that your donation will make a difference in many lives.”

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When Tedeschi Trucks Band return to New York City’s Beacon Theatre next month, they'll be celebrating a special milestone. 

Their October 11 gig, part of the group's seventh annual residency at the Beacon, will also be their 25th overall at the venue. To celebrate,  TTB will welcome some special guests to the stage. In the past, their guests have included the likes of Taj Mahal, Dickey Betts, Leon Russell, Rosanne Cash, Jimmie Vaughan and Dave Mason.

Led by singer/guitarist Susan Tedeschi and her guitarist husband, Derek Trucks, a former longtime member of the Allman Brothers, TTB will play the Beacon on October 6, 7, 10, 11, 13 and 14.

The shows will also feature the return of Tedeschi Trucks Band keyboardist/multi-instrumentalist Kofi Burbridge, who underwent heart surgery in June.

Tedeschi Trucks Band recently issued Live from the Fox Oakland, a CD/DVD recorded in Oakland, California in September 2016.

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Django CrosbyDavid Crosby didn’t have to look far for assistance on his new album, Sky Trails.

The two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee tells USA Today he collaborated with his son, James Raymond, on a complex track titled “Curved Air.” The song features a flamenco guitar intro that Raymond actually composed on keyboards.

Crosby marvels, “I don’t know how he did it. I am completely flummoxed by it. When I heard it I said, ‘Who did you get to play the guitar?’ And he said, ‘Me.’ I said, ‘Oh, come on. You can’t possibly have played that. It’s inconceivable.’ But, yeah, he did. He’s that good.”

The 76-year-old Crosby says at this point in his storied career, he’s not interested in looking for a “hit.”

“[Raymond] and I aren’t trying to be pop guys, man," he explains. "We’re not trying to have a hit. It’s just that I am at the end of my life. I’ve got a little time left. So I feel a strong pressure to do every bit of music I can and do it as well as I possibly can, knowing it will last longer than I will."

You can listen to "Curved Air" now on SoundCloud.  Sky Trails is due September 29.

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When it comes to disaster relief, The Boss in on the case.

Bruce Springsteen is releasing an entire live set that he and the E Street Band recorded December 8, 1978 at the Summit in Houston Texas. All proceeds will benefit the MusiCares Hurricane Relief Fund to help those affected in Texas and Florida by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, respectively.

According to BruceSpringsteen.net, the Houston show was part of the final leg of the Darkness on the Edge of Town tour and it originally appeared as part of the Darkness box set. It includes the extended introduction version of “Prove It All Night,” the rarely performed “Streets of Fire,” and Darkness outtakes “Fire” and “Because the Night.” 

Fans will also enjoy early versions of three tracks that would go on to appear on The River: “Independence Day,” “Point Blank” and “The Ties That Bind,” plus Bruce’s famed take on “Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town.”

The Houston ’78 show is available as MP3 and hi-res download, or as a two-CD set. You can order at live.brucespringsteen.net.

For more information on MusiCares, check the organization’s website.

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ABC/Randy HolmesMetallica's classic "One" is known as an anti-war song, but it soundtracks a whole lot of violence in the new trailer for The Punisher, the next Netflix Marvel series.

The Punisher follows former elite soldier Frank Castle, who uses his skills to mercilessly hunt down criminals of every stripe after his family is murdered. Jon Bernthal plays the eponymous anti-hero, who's in full force in the new trailer.

"One" appears on Metallica's 1988 album ...And Justice for All. The trailer also features what we're going to assume is a reference to Metallica's debut album, when the Punisher declares he's going to "kill 'em all."

The Punisher is set to debut on Netflix sometime this year.

Marvel is owned by Disney, the parent company of ABC News.

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ABC/Travis BellAs one of the biggest bands on the planet, Foo Fighters have come in contact with royalty on several occasions. For example, both Dave Grohl and drummer Taylor Hawkins have met England's Prince Harry, although they had very different experiences.

As Grohl tells BBC Breakfast, Harry was one of the first people to visit him after his surgery to repair his broken leg in 2015. Not only that, the Prince brought gifts.

"He brought me this little pillow to my iPad on while I was in recovery," Grohl says. "He is the sweetest. I owe you a text, Harry."

Harry also helped Hawkins recover from an ailment, albeit in a much less gentler way. Hawkins met the Prince backstage right before Foo Fighters were about to play a show, and the drummer was feeling the effects of jet lag.

"We were getting ready to walk on stage, and I was tired and so jet-lagged," Hawkins remembers. So what did Harry do? Slap him, of course.

"I was like 'what was that?'" Hawkins says. "It was great, it was funny."

"I wore that slap with pride," he adds.

In related Foo Fighters-in-the-U.K. news, the band headlined London's O2 Arena Tuesday night. Unfortunately, the show was marred by a bit of controversy -- the BBC reports that hundreds of fans were turned away from the venue because they bought tickets from secondary markets.

In a joint statement, Foo Fighters, the O2 and promoter SJM say they are "frustrated and saddened that despite their best efforts, tickets for last night's show at the O2 fell into the hands of unscrupulous secondary ticket agencies."

"Unfortunately, this meant a small number of fans purchasing bogus tickets from these unscrupulous outlets did not get into the sold out show," the statement reads.

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EXCLUSIVE: The moment Prince Harry met the Foo Fighters. The band tell Breakfast how their friendship with the Prince began with a bang. pic.twitter.com/SH57YZcf55

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Columbia Records/Legacy RecordingsIt’s time for another deep dive into Bob Dylan’s catalog.

Bob Dylan -- Trouble No More -- The Bootleg Series Vol. 13/1979-1981 arrives on November 3. The comprehensive eight-disc package also comes with a bonus DVD and covers the period in which Dylan released three albums directly influenced by personal and religious transformation: 1979’s Slow Train Coming, 1980’s Saved, and 1981’s Shot of Love.

All but one of the tracks on Trouble No More are previously unreleased versions.  The set also includes 14 previously unreleased songs, as well as previously unheard live performances and rare studio outtakes. The deluxe box comes with a hardcover book featuring an introduction by Dylan scholar Ben Rollins and specially curated liner notes.

The feature-length bonus DVD, dubbed Trouble No More: A Musical Film, combines unreleased footage from Dylan’s 1980 tours, including a rare live version of “Shot of Love,” with new material performed by Oscar-nominated actor Michael Shannon.

Trouble No More will also be available in two-CD and four-LP configurations comprised of the first two discs from the deluxe box.

The previous two volumes in Columbia/Legacy's Bob Dylan Bootleg series each took home the Best Historical Album Grammy Award.  For complete track listings for all eight discs and other Trouble No More info, check out Dylan’s official website.

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Cooper Neill/Getty ImagesThough he's a member of that most "California" of bands -- the Eagles -- Don Henley was born and raised in Texas.  That's why he's headlining a benefit concert in November to raise money for the victims of Hurricane Harvey, which devastated Houston and other parts of the Lone Star State.

The event, called Helping Texans: A Hurricane Harvey Benefit Concert, will take place November 28 at Bass Hall in Fort Worth, Texas.  All ticket proceeds will go to the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund at the North Texas Community Foundation. 

The bill also includes two other Texas singer/songwriters: country star Clint Black and Lyle Lovett. All the event's expenses are being underwritten, and the artists are donating there time, so all the money can go directly to charity.  Tickets go on sale Friday at BassHall.com and by phone at 817-212-4280.

In a statement, Don says, "This is another example of Texans helping Texans, and I’m proud to be a part of it.

It's estimated that Hurricane Harvey caused $180 billion in damage, more than any other natural disaster in U.S. history except Hurricane Katrina.

Before that benefit, Don has several concerts scheduled with the Eagles. On September 30, they'll perform at the Classic Northwest, a festival in Seattle, with the Doobie Brothers.  They also have shows booked in Greensboro, NC; Atlanta; Louisville, KY; and Detroit.   Country star Vince Gill and Eagles co-founder Glenn Frey's son Duncan are filling the hole left in the band by Frey, who died last year.

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Michael KeelRitchie Blackmore has a holiday gift for you.

The former Deep Purple and Rainbow guitarist is reissuing Winter Carols, an album of holiday music from Blackmore’s Night, his long-running project with singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Candice Night.

Released in celebration of Blackmore’s Night’s 2oth anniversary, the reissue will be available on digital formats this Friday and on CD October 13. It includes brand-new recordings of “Deck The Halls,” “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen” and “Oh Christmas Tree,” with special arrangements by Blackmore.

Blackmore describes the Renaissance-inspired approach employed by himself and Night as "fantasy music for all ages."

He explains, “The origin of the word ‘carol’ means ‘dance.’ I am naturally attracted to these melodies. As a kid, I would go from house to house during the holiday time and sing them just to earn some money. As an adult, I thought I could play them and make more money!”

Striking a slightly less commercial tone, Night says, “We are entranced by the magic of the (holiday) season. The sentiments of the holidays are what we try to express in our music year round -- so this CD is a natural progression. All the music we craft and create has always been about love, unity and friendship. These songs as a whole are beautiful unifying carols…Everyone can join in.”

For more information, visit the group’s website.

Here's the track listing for Winter Carols:

"Deck the Halls" 
"God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" 
"Oh Christmas Tree" 
"Hark! The Herald Angels Sing/Come All Ye Faithful" 
"I Saw Three Ships" 
"Winter (Basse Dance)" 
"Ding Dong Merrily on High" 
"Ma-O-Tzur" 
"Good King Wenceslas" 
"Lord of the Dance/Simple Gifts" 
"We Three Kings" 
"Wish You Were Here" 
"Emmanuel" 
"Christmas Eve" 
"We Wish You a Merry Christmas"

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Roswell Records/RCA RecordsFoo Fighters are rocketing towards the top of the Billboard 200 thanks to their new album, Concrete and Gold. According to the publication, the latest effort from Dave Grohl and company is headed for a number-one debut on the chart with an estimated total of 120,000 equivalent album units.

Given their status as one of the biggest rock bands in the world, it's perhaps surprising that Foo Fighters have only topped the Billboard 200 once before in their career. They debuted at number one for the first time with the 2011 album Wasting Light. Still, every Foo album since their 1997 sophomore effort The Colour and the Shape has peaked in the Billboard 200's top 10.

Concrete and Gold, the ninth studio Foo Fighters album, includes the singles "Run" and "The Sky Is a Neighborhood." The disc features guest appearances from Paul McCartney, Justin Timberlake, Alison Mosshart of The Kills, and Shawn Stockman of Boyz II Men.

If you need even more Foo in your life, the band will appear in the latest installment of "Carpool Karaoke" on tonight's episode of The Late Late Show, airing at 12:37 a.m. ET on CBS.

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ABC/Adam TalorIt's official: Bono and Paul McCartney have good heads for business.

The duo is included in Forbes magazine's 100 Greatest Business Minds, alongside SpaceX and Tesla's Elon Musk, Microsoft's Paul Allen, Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos, Oprah Winfrey and others.

In an essay, Bono explains, “Capitalism is not immoral, but it is amoral. And it requires our instruction. It's a wild beast that needs to be tamed, a better servant than master. That's my philosophy with (RED), which partners with corporations to direct profits to fighting HIV/AIDS…. I realized that going to big companies and trying to break into their more modest philanthropy funds was a huge missed opportunity. It was their robust marketing and publicity budgets that we needed.”

The U2 frontman admits, “Some of the most selfish people I've met are artists -- I'm one of them -- and some of the most selfless people I've ever met are in business, people like Warren Buffett.”

For his part, regarding the raised eyebrows when Michael Jackson bought the Beatles’ publishing rights, McCartney writes, “It all goes back to the very beginning of the Beatles, when we signed the music publishing contract. We didn't care what it was…we wanted to get published. It turned out to be basically a slave contract; no matter how successful we made the company, we didn't get a raise.

Paul concludes, “It's so important to have good people around you. That's why I'm anywhere near this list. My lawyers…are really smart, both great guys, and I listen to them. In recent years, they've helped me recover my copyrights…If I'm wheeling and dealing, life becomes very difficult for me. I've got to reserve a portion of my brain for writing songs.”

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