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ABC/Randy HolmesMetallica's Lars Ulrich lists his 15 favorite heavy metal and hard-rock albums in a piece for Rolling Stone. The drummer's picks include Deep Purple's 1972 live album Made in Japan, AC/DC's 1977 record Let There Be Rock and Guns N' Roses' 1987 debut Appetite for Destruction.

Of Made in Japan, Ulrich writes, "Deep Purple obviously had a handful of insane songs, from 'Highway Star' to 'Smoke on the Water' to 'Speed King' to all the rest of them. But there's probably no other band in rock where the difference between the album versions and the live versions are more radical." Ulrich, of course, inducted Deep Purple into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame last year.

As for Let There Be Rock, Ulrich calls it AC/DC's "heaviest...densest...most energetic record," and he lauds Appetite for being "the blueprint for literally thousands of bands."

Ulrich also picks a few more modern albums, including Rage Against the Machine's The Battle of Los Angeles and System of a Down's Toxicity.

Earlier this week, Rolling Stone shared its "100 Greatest Metal Albums of All Time" list, which was topped by Black Sabbath's Paranoid. Ulrich's band was well represented on the tally: Metallica's Master of Puppets comes in at #2.

Here are Ulrich's 15 favorite metal and hard rock albums, in alphabetical order:

AC/DC -- Let There Be Rock
Alice in Chains -- Dirt
Black Sabbath -- Sabotage
Blue Oyster Cult -- On Your Feet or On Your Knees
Deep Purple -- Made in Japan
Diamond Head -- Lightning to the Nations
Guns N' Roses -- Appetite for Destruction
Iron Maiden -- The Number of the Beast
Judas Priest -- Unleashed in the East
Mercyful Fate -- Melissa
Motorhead -- Overkill
Rage Against the Machine -- The Battle of Los Angeles
System of a Down -- Toxicity 
UFO -- Strangers in the Night
Warrior Soul -- The Space Age Playboys

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Credit: Lisa MacIntoshE Street Band saxophone player Jake Clemons also is an accomplished singer/songwriter, and he will be headlining the 2017 Rockland-Bergen Music Festival, which runs from today through Sunday, June 25, in Tappan, New York, and Piermont, New York.

Clemons and his solo band will close out the festival's main performances on Saturday, June 24, at German Masonic Park in Tappan. The lineup for that day also includes John Cafferty and the Beaver Brown Band, veteran singer/songwriter Steve Forbert, and frequent Bruce Springsteen collaborator Joe Grushecky.

In addition, the fest features concert events tonight and Saturday night at The Turning Point in Piermont, a day-long series of performances on Sunday at German Masonic Park and a closing show at The '76 House in Tappan.

Visit RocklandMusicFestival.com for more information.

Meanwhile, Clemons and his band have several other concerts on their tour schedule, including a sold-out show tonight at The Wonder Bar in Asbury Park, New Jersey. Jake continues to support his 2017 debut solo album, Fear & Love.

Here are all of the Jake Clemons Band's confirmed tour dates:

6/23 -- Asbury Park, NJ, The Wonder Bar
6/24 -- Tappan, NY, German Masonic Park - Rockland-Bergen Music Festival
7/6 -- Norfolk, VA, Sunset Concert on the River (private residence)*
7/18 -- Toronto, ON, Canada, Cadillac Lounge
7/19 -- Toronto, ON, Canada, Cadillac Lounge
7/21 -- Belleville, ON, Canada, Empire Square
8/8 -- Chicago, IL, City Winery
8/10 -- Detroit, MI, Motor City Casino**

* = Jake Clemons solo
** = with Tower of Power.

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Credit: Myrna SuarezBilly Joel will return to his alma mater -- Hicksville High School in Hicksville, New York -- on Saturday to help the Class of 2017 celebrate its graduation, Newsday reports.

The event is taking place 50 years after the Piano Man's own commencement was originally scheduled, although he didn't actually graduate, because he was shy one English credit. He finally received his diploma in 1992 during a return visit to the school.

Billy will be among the guest speakers at the 2017 ceremony, which will be held on the school's athletic field. About 400 or so students are expected to graduate during the commencement.

"We're hoping for good weather, but there seems a very good likelihood of rain," a school representative tells Newsday, adding that if it does rain, the ceremony "will be in our gymnasium. If that's the case, it'll be the second time Joel has attended graduation in the gymnasium."

According to Newsday, during Joel's 1992 appearance at the school, he quipped, "Well, here I am, Mom. I'm actually going to get my high school diploma, and it's only 25 years after everyone else got theirs. But Mom, don't worry. I can finally pull myself out of this dead-end job I have and start working on a career with a real future."

Meanwhile, Joel's next concert will be a July 5 show that's part of his ongoing residency at New York's Madison Square Garden.

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ABC RadioThe Sex Pistols don't have a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, but one of the legendary punk band's members, guitarist Steve Jones, has just been chosen to the receive honor. Interestingly, Jones is being recognized for his work as longtime Los Angeles radio DJ rather than for his musical achievements.

The veteran rocker is among a variety of celebrities set to be honored with stars as part of the Walk of Fame's Class of 2018, which was announced by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce on Thursday. Recording artists who have been picked for the honor include Mary J. Blige, Harry Connick Jr., Ice T, Snoop Dogg, Carrie Underwood, Petula Clark, and "Weird Al" Yankovic.

No dates have been set yet for any of the ceremonies for the new honorees, but they must be scheduled within two years.

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Credit: Maryanne BilhamPower of Peace, Santana's collaborative album with The Isley Brothers, won't be released until July 28, but you can check out one of the record's tracks, "I Remember," exclusively now at Billboard.com. The song, which is the only original tune on the album, was written by Santana drummer Cindy Blackman Santana, Carlos' wife, who also contributes lead vocals.

Cindy tells Billboard that she wrote "I Remember" in 1997, and decided to present it to her husband for possible inclusion on Power of Peace because she thought it would suit Ron Isley's soulful voice.

"Carlos liked the idea and we took the song down to the studio and played it for everybody, mainly for Ronnie, to see if he would want to perform it," Cindy recalls. However, although Isley loved the tune, he didn't think it was quite right for his voice, so Carlos then declared that his wife should sing it -- much to her surprise.

Cindy reluctantly agreed to take on the lead vocals, but admits she was nervous about singing in front of Isley, whom she considers "one of the greatest singers ever."

In order to feel comfortable laying down the vocals, Cindy reveals, "I said…'Ronnie, you can't look at me. I don't want you looking at me when I do it,' because singing in front of that guy is very intimidating. And it just kind of blossomed from there."

Power of Peace also features covers of 12 tunes previously recorded by such artists as Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, The Chambers Brothers, Billie Holiday, Curtis Mayfield, Muddy Waters and Jackie DeShannon. The songs were chosen to reflect a positive, peaceful message.

"The theme is spiritual divine medicine to counter the fever pitch fear that's permeating this planet right now," Carlos explains about the album.

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Xavier VilaAdam Lambert has been singing with British rock legends Queen on and off since 2011, and they've done a number of tours together.  But as Queen Adam Lambert kick off a new tour tonight in Phoenix, Arizona, Adam admits he still can't believe he's now the frontman of the same band whose song he belted out at his American Idol audition.

"I do have my 'pinch me' moments, yeah," he tells ABC Radio. "Like, I'll finish a song...and I'll kind of think, 'Is this my life? This is so surreal!'"

Adam says he still considers it "such an honor" that he gets to "sing these songs that Freddie" -- Queen's late, iconic frontman Freddie Mercury -- "made famous and to keep his memory alive and honor him."

"It's such a treat," he adds.

So how will this summer's tour differ from previous Queen Adam Lambert shows?  "We're gonna bring back all the hits we've been doing for the past four years together, and we're gonna kind of work up some stuff that we have not done together before," Adam tells ABC Radio.

In addition, he says, "We've changed the entire production design. We've added a lot of bells and whistles, a lot of storytelling elements and videography. And it's gonna be a much higher production level."

So after spending all this time with his musical idols, what's Adam's favorite thing about working with them?

"They are so generous and so humble," he gushes. "They're completely collaborative...I always tell them, 'You guys don't have to be collaborative. You could tell me exactly what to do and I'd be cool with it.' But it's always been like a team effort, which has been really great.

"And they have great stories," he adds. "Great stories." 

Here are all of the dates for Queen Adam Lambert's North American summer tour:

6/23 -- Phoenix, AZ, Gila River Arena
6/24 -- Las Vegas, NV, T-Mobile Arena
6/26 -- Los Angeles, CA, Hollywood Bowl
6/27 -- Los Angeles, CA, Hollywood Bowl
6/29 -- San Jose, CA, SAP Center
7/1 -- Seattle, WA, Key Arena
7/2 -- Vancouver, BC, Canada, Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena
7/4 -- Edmonton, AB, Canada, Rogers Place
7/6 -- Denver, CO, Pepsi Center Arena
7/8 -- Omaha, NE, CenturyLink Center
7/9 -- Kansas City, MO, Sprint Center
7/13 -- Chicago, IL, United Center
7/14 -- St. Paul, MN, Xcel Energy Center
7/17 -- Montreal, QC, Canada, Bell Centre
7/18 -- Toronto, ON, Canada, Air Canada Centre
7/20 -- Auburn Hills, MI, The Palace of Auburn Hills
7/21 -- Cleveland, OH, Quicken Loans Arena
7/23 -- Uncasville, CT, Mohegan Sun Arena
7/25 -- Boston, MA, TD Garden
7/26 -- Newark, NJ, Prudential Center
7/28 -- New York, NY, Barclays Center
7/30 -- Philadelphia, PA, Wells Fargo Center
7/31 -- Washington, D.C., Verizon Center
8/2 -- Nashville, TN, Bridgestone Arena
8/4 -- Dallas, TX, American Airlines Center
8/5 -- Houston, TX, Toyota Center

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Adam Lambert has been singing with British rock legends Queen on and off since 2011, and they've done a number of tours together.  But as Queen Adam Lambert kick off a new tour tonight in Phoenix, Arizona, Adam admits he still can't believe he's now the frontman of the same band whose song he belted out at his American Idol audition.

"I do have my 'pinch me' moments, yeah," he tells ABC Radio. "Like, I'll finish a song...and I'll kind of think, 'Is this my life? This is so surreal!'"

Adam says he still considers it "such an honor" that he gets to "sing these songs that Freddie" -- Queen's late, iconic frontman Freddie Mercury -- "made famous and to keep his memory alive and honor him."

"It's such a treat," he adds.

So how will this summer's tour differ from previous Queen Adam Lambert shows?  "We're gonna bring back all the hits we've been doing for the past four years together, and we're gonna kind of work up some stuff that we have not done together before," Adam tells ABC Radio.

In addition, he says, "We've changed the entire production design. We've added a lot of bells and whistles, a lot of storytelling elements and videography. And it's gonna be a much higher production level."

So after spending all this time with his musical idols, what's Adam's favorite thing about working with them?

"They are so generous and so humble," he gushes. "They're completely collaborative...I always tell them, 'You guys don't have to be collaborative. You could tell me exactly what to do and I'd be cool with it.' But it's always been like a team effort, which has been really great.

"And they have great stories," he adds. "Great stories."

Here are all of the dates for Queen Adam Lambert's North American summer tour:

6/23 -- Phoenix, AZ, Gila River Arena
6/24 -- Las Vegas, NV, T-Mobile Arena
6/26 -- Los Angeles, CA, Hollywood Bowl
6/27 -- Los Angeles, CA, Hollywood Bowl
6/29 -- San Jose, CA, SAP Center
7/1 -- Seattle, WA, Key Arena
7/2 -- Vancouver, BC, Canada, Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena
7/4 -- Edmonton, AB, Canada, Rogers Place
7/6 -- Denver, CO, Pepsi Center Arena
7/8 -- Omaha, NE, CenturyLink Center
7/9 -- Kansas City, MO, Sprint Center
7/13 -- Chicago, IL, United Center
7/14 -- St. Paul, MN, Xcel Energy Center
7/17 -- Montreal, QC, Canada, Bell Centre
7/18 -- Toronto, ON, Canada, Air Canada Centre
7/20 -- Auburn Hills, MI, The Palace of Auburn Hills
7/21 -- Cleveland, OH, Quicken Loans Arena
7/23 -- Uncasville, CT, Mohegan Sun Arena
7/25 -- Boston, MA, TD Garden
7/26 -- Newark, NJ, Prudential Center
7/28 -- New York, NY, Barclays Center
7/30 -- Philadelphia, PA, Wells Fargo Center
7/31 -- Washington, D.C., Verizon Center
8/2 -- Nashville, TN, Bridgestone Arena
8/4 -- Dallas, TX, American Airlines Center
8/5 -- Houston, TX, Toyota Center

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Credit: Alexander ThompsonDebbie Harry and her band Blondie have launched a new campaign called BEE Connected, designed to raise awareness about the decline in the global population of bees, as well as the insects' importance in the food chain and Earth's ecosystems.

The initiative ties in with Blondie's new studio album, Pollinator, and debuted in conjunction with the 10th annual National Pollinator Week, which kicked off Monday, June 19.

The BEE Connected campaign has partnered with a number of environmental organizations, including Pollinator Partnership, Friends of the Earth and Greenpeace, which are dedicated to the preservation and health of bee populations via education and consumer and political initiatives.

"Basically, my motives for supporting pollinators is survival; survival of us all, survival of the human race," says Harry.

To raise money for the campaign, limited-edition "Pollinator/Save the Bees" T-shirts are being sold at Blondie.net/beeconnected. The website also features links to various organizations that support bee conservation.

Blondie is also offering a bee-inspired yellow-and-black filter fans can use on their social media sites to promote the BEE Connected campaign. You can download it now at Blondie.net/beesocial.

As previously reported, Blondie will support Pollinator by hitting the road with Garbage on a North American trek dubbed the Rage and Rapture Tour. The outing, which will feature X's John Doe and Exene Cervenka as the opening act, gets underway July 5 in Saratoga, California.

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Following a cryptic teaser, Black Sabbath has announced The Ten Year War: a limited-edition box set including the band's first eight studio albums, which all featured original frontman Ozzy Osbourne. The package features 1970's Black Sabbath and Paranoid, 1971's Master of Reality, 1972's Vol. 4, 1973's Sabbath Bloody Sabbath, 1975's Sabotage, 1976's Technical Ecstasy and 1978's Never Say Die.

Also included in the box set, which was designed by street artist Shepard Fairey, are two seven-inch singles featuring the Japanese version of "Evil Woman (Don't Play Your Games with Me)"/"Black Sabbath" and the Chilean edition of "Paranoid"/"The Wizard." There's also a tour poster, photo book, tour program, promotional brochure and a crucifix-shaped USB stick, which includes HD audio from the first eight Black Sabbath albums.

Currently, The Ten Year War box set isn't available in the U.S., but if you live in the U.K., you can order it via PledgeMusic.com.

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Roswell Records/RCA RecordsFoo Fighters debuted a new song from their forthcoming album Concrete and Gold during their show in Latvia Wednesday night. The track is called "Sunday Rain," and it features drummer Taylor Hawkins on lead vocals. You can watch fan-recorded footage of the performance now on YouTube.

Already during their European tour this summer, the Foos have debuted the Concrete and Gold songs "Run," "The Sky Is a Neighborhood" and "La Dee Da." At this rate, we might hear the whole album live before it's released September 15.

Foo Fighters will launch a North American tour in support of Concrete and Gold this fall, beginning October 7 with their Cal Jam 17 festival in San Bernardino, California.

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Gilbert Carrasquillo/Getty ImagesTake heart, heavy-metal fans: you can now feel free to flash the popular "devil's horns" hand gesture without worrying if KISS bassist Gene Simmons will sue you.

The Rock & Roll Hall of Famer filed an application to officially trademark the hand gesture earlier this month, but he now has abandoned his attempt to register the trademark.

According to documents on the United States Patents and Trademarks website, Simmons submitted a request to abandon his application on Tuesday, and the office accepted his request the following day.

Simmons filed his trademark application on June 9, while maintaining that the gesture was first used "in commerce" on November 14, 1974, which coincides with the launch of KISS' Hotter than Hell tour. Gene also submitted a drawing of the gesture in question, which shows the index and pinky fingers up and the thumb perpendicular, as well as a photo that shows him making the "devil's horns" while standing next to Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl.

After news of Simmons' trademark application emerged, various people came forward to criticize Gene, including Motley Crue's Nikki Sixx and Wendy James Dio, widow of legendary metal vocalist Ronnie James Dio, who popularized a similar gesture.

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Artists for GrenfellThe star-studded version of Simon and Garfunkel's classic "Bridge over Troubled Water" organized by Simon Cowell to raise funds for those affected by the deadly Grenfell Tower fire in London last week was released Wednesday, and now you can watch the official video for the single on YouTube.

As previously reported, The Who's Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend are among the many artists that contributed to the track.  Both rock legends appear in the clip -- Daltrey is seen two minutes, 27 seconds into the video singing the line, "I will comfort you," while Townshend is shown strumming an acoustic guitar a few seconds later.

More than 50 stars lent their talents to the song, including are Queen guitarist Brian May, Nile Rodgers, Geri "Ginger Spice" Halliwell, Robbie Williams, Jessie J, Liam Payne and Louis Tomlinson of One Direction, Leona Lewis, James Blunt, Emeli Sande, and Rita Ora, although not all appear in the clip.

The video also features images of the burnt-out tower and sidewalk memorials to the people who lost their lives in the blaze.

The single can be purchased as a digital download at all the usual online music sellers, and also is available via major streaming services. In addition, you also can donate directly to the cause at ArtistsforGrenfell.com. All donations will be used by The London Community Foundation to help those in need.

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More2Screen/Eagle Rock FilmsThe story of Iggy Pop and Josh Homme's collaborative Post Pop Depression album will be told in the upcoming documentary American Valhalla. You can watch a clip from the film now on Billboard.com.

In the clip, Pop talks to chef and author Anthony Bourdain, who conducts the interviews in the film, about the "virtuosity" of his Post Pop Depression band.  Along with Homme, the band included Queens of the Stone Age guitarist Dean Fertita and Arctic Monkeys drummer Matt Helders.

"It was difficult to keep up without losing my mind," Pop laughs.

American Valhalla explores the background and recording process of Post Pop Depression, as well as the band's corresponding tour.

"During the recording process it felt important not to shove a camera in the face of what was going on," Homme tells Billboard. "But post the recording, it just felt like, 'Let's capture this as much as possible,' and without a real understanding as to why or what for."

He adds, "It sort of became evident as we went along that we had enough to make something."

American Valhalla will screen for one night only in U.S. theaters on July 11.

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Credit: Nels IsraelsonAfter lining up an August 13 benefit show in Chicago for the Veterans for Peace organization, Jackson Browne has scheduled a new charity gig three days earlier in Detroit.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer's August 10 concert at the historic Redford Theatre will raise money to support the venue, as well as a community redevelopment initiative to create a district in the city focused on the arts and entertainment.

Tickets for the show will go on sale to the general public this Friday, June 23, at 10 a.m. ET via Ticketmaster.com and at the theater's box office.

Net proceeds from the event will go toward the venue, the Old Redford Re-Development Group and Echopark Guitars, which are all part of the redevelopment project. Browne's involvement stems from his friendship with custom-guitar maker Gabriel Currie, owner of Echopark Guitars, who is moving his factory from Los Angeles to Detroit.

"Gabriel…told me about the renovation of the Redford Theatre. At the heart of this project is a strong belief in community, and the power of art to motivate and inspire," explains Jackson. "Let us have live music, and theater, and dance! And let us engage youth on the highest possible level."

Check out Browne's full tour itinerary at JacksonBrowne.com.

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Paul Morigi/Getty ImagesU2 will be performing at this year's 13th annual MusiCares MAP Fund benefit concert, at which the band's bass player, Adam Clayton, is being honored.

While we already knew Clayton would be receiving the Stevie Ray Vaughan Award at the event, in recognition of his support of the MusiCares MAP Fund, as well as his general dedication to helping people with addiction issues. Now it's been announced that the whole band will show up to play a set at the fundraiser.

The show takes place at the 2,100-seat PlayStation Theater in New York on June 26.

It is a fundraiser, so tickets are pricey, with "VIP Living Room Sets" that seat 10 going for $15,000 and VIP floor seats selling for $1,500.  But there is upper balcony seating available at a more affordable $500, and balcony seating is available through AXS.com for $75 per person.

But it's all for a good cause. All proceeds raised by the event will go toward the MusiCares MAP Fund, which provides members of the music community with addiction recovery resources.

As previously reported, The Lumineers, who are opening for U2 on the band's Joshua Tree tour, also will perform.  Additional performers include soul singer Macy Gray, among others.

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DualtoneChuck Berry, who died in March at age 90, released his final studio album, Chuck, earlier this month. The rock 'n' roll pioneer's son Charles Berry Jr., who contributed some guitar work to the new record, reveals that his dad "heard everything" on the album and gave the project his OK prior to his death.

"He had final approval on everything," Berry Jr. tells ABC Radio, adding that even when his dad was ailing, he still was able to convey how he felt about a track through his reactions. "His toes [would be] tapping and he's keeping time to it, smile on his face," Berry Jr. recalls. "He didn't have to say a word to know, 'Oh yeah, he wants that on there.'"

The Chuck album features appearances from a select few guest musicians -- roots-rock singer Nathaniel Rateliff, Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello and acclaimed blues-rock guitarist Gary Clark Jr. Berry Jr. says it was his dad's label, Dualtone, that pushed to have some guest artists on the record, something his father initially wasn't interested in, although he eventually agreed under the condition that he had final say about what was included.

Morello and Rateliff both featured on the track "Big Boys." Berry Jr. says that Tom took Chuck's guitar part and "then interpreted what [he] did and put his own spin on it. And it [was] beautiful." Charles notes that Nathaniel "did an excellent job" with the vocal part he added to the track.

Clark Jr., meanwhile, lent his guitar talents to the album's lead track, "Wonderful Woman," which also features guitar work from three generations of Berrys -- Chuck, Charles Jr. and Chuck Berry III. "'Wonderful Woman' is just nonstop electric guitar heaven for anybody who likes to hear electric guitar," gushes Charles.

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ABC/Randy HolmesChris Cornell's solo song "The Promise," which was released two months before is death, was accompanied by a social media campaign called #KeepthePromise to raise awareness of and encourage people to help displaced refugees and children in need.

In a new video premiering on People.com, stars including Elton John, George Clooney, Jennifer Lopez, Tom Hanks and System of a Down's Serj Tankian ask you to #KeepthePromise in the Soundgarden singer's memory.

The video also includes appearances from Josh Brolin, Pharrell Williams, Cher, Ryan Gosling, Christian Bale and Oscar Isaac. It ends with a message from Cornell himself, who declares, "I vow to keep the promise to fight for the world’s most vulnerable children."

Cornell recorded "The Promise" for the film of the same name, which was set during the time of the Armenian genocide. Proceeds from the song were to be donated to the International Rescue Committee. The video for "The Promise" was released posthumously on Tuesday, World Refugee Day, which Cornell had requested.

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Courtesy of Black SabbathWhat's Black Sabbath up to? The metal legends, who played their final show earlier this year, are teasing something called "The Ten Year War."

On the band's Facebook, Black Sabbath has posted a 18-second video filled with mysterious, quick-cutting images, including a mushroom cloud and a flamethrower. The clip then promises that something called "The Ten Year War" will arrive September 29.

In other Black Sabbath news, Rolling Stone named the band's 1970 sophomore effort, Paranoid, #1 on its list of "The 100 Greatest Metal Albums of All Time."

"It's impossible to imagine what heavy metal would have become without the iconic gloomy riff of 'Iron Man,' the musical thickness of 'War Pigs' and the rapid-fire chugging of 'Paranoid,'" the magazine writes of Paranoid.

Following Paranoid at #2 is Metallica's Master of Puppets, with Judas Priest's British Steel at #3. Rounding out the top 10 are Iron Maiden's The Number of the Beast at #4, Black Sabbath's self-titled debut at #5, Slayer's Reign in Blood at #6, Motorhead's No Remorse at #7, Megadeth's Peace Sells...but Who's Buying? at #8, Ozzy Osbourne's Blizzard of Ozz at #9 and Pantera's Vulgar Display of Power at #10.

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Credit: Peter OuSteven Van Zandt has been named an Ambassador to Ronald McDonald House as part of a new partnership between the longtime E Street Band guitarist and the charity.

The honor was announced at the New York chapter of Ronald McDonald House's Heroes Volunteer Event, held on Tuesday in the Big Apple.  During the fundraiser, which benefits the charity's volunteer programs, Little Steven and Ronald McDonald House New York president and CEO Ruth Browne both signed a guitar.

In his new role, Van Zandt will promote Ronald McDonald House's charitable work, while serving as a mentor For children suffering from cancer who receive aid from the organization.  Ronald McDonald House provides free places to stay for families with children who are being treated at nearby hospitals and medical facilities.

In addition, Little Steven will organize and take part in a variety of musical-related events and activities this year for children being supported by Ronald McDonald House.

"I believe that being part of a band is special and that music can sometimes have healing powers," says Van Zandt. "Through my partnership with the House, I am hoping that I can share this power and love for music with the people that need it most."

Last month, Little Steven released his first new solo album in 18 years, Soulfire. He currently is on a European tour in support of the record with his backing band The Disciples of Soul.

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Credit: Norman Jean RoyJon Bon Jovi was presented with the National Association of Broadcasters Education Foundation's 2017 Service to America Leadership Award at the organization's Celebration of Service to America Awards gala, held Tuesday in Washington, D.C.

The New Jersey rocker received the prestigious honor for his efforts aiding homeless, hungry and poverty-stricken people, including his work as chairman of the Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation.

In accepting the award, Bon Jovi discussed his philosophy behind his charitable work.

"There is a misconception that homelessness is a choice. I have yet to meet a homeless person who strived to achieve that," the singer said. "We must all work together to remove the labels 'Us and Them.' Inspiration and hope mixed with a little perspiration can change a life forever."

A video message from President Barack Obama played during the event, congratulating Bon Jovi on his award.

"I wish I could be there with all of you to help honor someone who's become a great friend of mine, Jon Bon Jovi," Obama says in the clip. "When you meet Jon and [his wife] Dorothea and talk to them for a while, one thing you're struck by is how sincere they are about the idea that in this country success means more than just fame or fortune, success means having the ability to reach back and pull others up along with you."

Also during the gala, a video presentation narrated by Gayle King saluting Jon and profiling the JBJ Soul Foundation's various initiatives was screened. The short film features testimonials from New Jersey Senator Corey Booker, celebrity chef Mario Batali and others.

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