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David Becker/WireImageGregg Allman, co-founding lead singer, keyboardist and one of the main songwriters of the legendary The Allman Brothers Band, has died at age 69.

A statement on Allman's official website reads, in part, "It is with deep sadness that we announce that Gregg Allman, a founding member of The Allman Brothers Band, passed away peacefully at his home in Savannah, Georgia.

"Gregg struggled with many health issues over the past several years. During that time, Gregg considered being on the road playing music with his brothers and solo band for his beloved fans, essential medicine for his soul. Playing music lifted him up and kept him going during the toughest of times."

The website statement concludes, "The family will release a statement soon, but for now ask for privacy during this very difficult time."

Allman cancelled all his 2017 tour dates in March, at the time of his death he was working on a solo album, Southern Blood, recorded with his back up band at FAME Recording Studios in Muscle Shoals and produced by Don Was.

"As a founding member of the Allman Brothers Band, Gregg Allman helped give birth to Southern rock, blazing a trail for a generation of musicians who were equally influenced by the blues, Southern soul, and rock," said Recording Academy President and CEO Neil Portnow in a statement.  "His earthy vocals graced songs that have become rock standards. ...We have lost a pioneering force in American music, and our condolences go out to Gregg's family, friends, colleagues, and music fans everywhere."

Allman formed The Allman Brothers Band in 1969 in Jacksonville, Florida, with his older brother Duane, guitarist Dickey Betts, bassist Berry Oakley Jr., and drummers Butch Trucks and Jai Johanny "Jaimoe" Johanson.  The band combined blues, soul, jazz and gospel influences en route to becoming one of the most popular and influential Southern rock acts of all time.

Gregg Allman's soulful vocals and Hammond organ were key ingredients in the group's sound, while he also wrote or co-wrote many of the band's enduring signature hits, including "Whipping Post," "Midnight Rider," "Melissa" and "Ain't Wastin' Time No More."

The band was shaken by the deaths Duane Allman and Oakley in motorcycle accidents in November 1971 and November 1972, respectively, but continued on with a number of lineup changes before temporarily disbanding in 1976.

The Allman Brothers reunited a few times during the ensuing years.  While internal squabbles and other issues led to more roster shakeups -- including the 2000 departure of Betts -- the lineup solidified in the early 2000s and the group continued until calling it quits in October 2014.

Gregg Allman also had a successful solo career that paralleled his work with the Allmans, including his 1987 rock hit "I'm No Angel" and his acclaimed 2011 album, Low Country Blues.

Allman struggled with addiction and alcohol abuse, and in 2010 underwent a liver transplant. He also had a turbulent love life, marrying and divorcing five times, including a high-profile four-year marriage during the 1970s to Cher.

Gregg Allman and the rest of the Allman Brothers were honored with a Lifetime Achievement Grammy Award in 2012.  Shortly before his death, Allman had been busy touring with his solo backing band, and had recorded a new album that's expected out in early 2017.

Gregg Allman was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of The Allman Brothers Band in 1995, and was welcomed into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame in 2015.

According to his website, Allman is survived by "his wife, Shannon Allman; his children, Devon, Elijah Blue, Delilah Island Kurtom and Layla Brooklyn Allman; three grandchildren; his niece, Galadrielle Allman; lifelong friend Chank Middleton, and a large extended family."

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Jason Merritt/Getty ImagesChris Cornell was laid to rest at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles today, and many members of the rock community joined the musician's widow, Vicky, to mourn and pay their respects to the late Soundgarden frontman.

Fellow musicians who attended the ceremony, according to KABC TV Los Angeles, included Dave Grohl of Foo Fighters, Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page, Dave Navarro, James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich of Metallica, singer/producer Pharrell Williams, and Tom Morello, Cornell's Audioslave band mate.  Also attending were actors Brad Pitt, Christian Bale, Jeremy Renner, James Franco and Josh Brolin, plus Lisa Marie Presley and others.

Linkin Park's Chester Bennington performed "Hallelujah" during the service.

Following the service, Cornell's gravesite -- he was buried next to his friend, Johnny Ramone -- was opened to the public.  One fan, Melody Andrade, compared Cornell's passing to the loss of Elvis Presley and John Lennon, declaring it was "one of the saddest days of my life."

Cornell died last week at age 52, officially of suicide by hanging, though his family has suggested that prescription anti-anxiety medication may have contributed to his death. He's survived by his widow, Vicky, and three children.

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© Apple Corps Ltd.It was 50 year ago this coming Thursday, June 1, that The Beatles' trailblazing album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band was officially released in the U.K., one day before it hit stores in the U.S. To mark the milestone, a special celebration will take place at the Capitol Records tower in Los Angeles.

The commemorative event, dubbed "Pepper Day," will begin at 9:09 a.m. PT on Thursday with the raising of a specially designed Sgt. Pepper's flag on top of the tower. Doing the honors will be the Sgt. Pepper character from Cirque du Soleil's Beatles-themed Las Vegas production LOVE. In addition, the building will be adorned with variety of themed decorations, including special signs and an inflatable Sgt. Pepper's drum above the tower's Vine Street entrance.

Adding to the festivities, starting at sunset on Thursday, the roof of the Capitol Records building will be illuminated with lights corresponding to the four colors of the suits that The Beatles wore on the Sgt. Pepper's album cover.

As previously reported, a deluxe 50th anniversary reissue of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, featuring a new stereo mix of the album and a variety of previously unheard outtakes, was released today, May 26.

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ABC/Randy HolmesChris Cornell's catalog, including his work with Soundgarden, Audioslave and Temple of the Dog, plus his solo material, has experienced an 522 per cent increase in sales and streams following his death.

According to Billboard, Cornell's albums have sold 38,000 copies, an uptick of 1,732 per cent, and his total song download sales increased 2,222 per cent to 144,000. Meanwhile, his collective songs streams have jumped 549 per cent, from five million the week ending May 11 to 32.5 million now.

On Billboard's Hot Rock Songs chart, seven of Cornell's songs have jumped on the tally. Soundgarden's "Black Hole Sun" charted the highest at number seven. The other six songs that make the chart include Soundgarden's "Fell on Black Days" and "Spoonman," Audioslave's "Like a Stone," "Show Me How to Live" and "I Am the Highway," and Temple of the Dog's "Hunger Strike."

As for albums, Soundgarden's Superunknown charts on the Top Rock Albums tally at number five with 17,000 units, up from 1,000.

Cornell died last week at age 52, officially of suicide by hanging. However, his widow Vicky has suggested that prescription anti-anxiety medication may have contributed to his death.

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Courtesy of AbramoramaThe trailer for Turn It Around: The Story of East Bay Punk, a new documentary executive produced by Green Day, has debuted online, and you can watch it now via Billboard.com.

As its title suggests, Turn It Around explores the influential San Francisco-area punk scene. The doc is narrated by Iggy Pop, and features commentary from Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong, Metallica's Kirk Hammett, Duff McKagan of Guns N' Roses, Rancid's Tim Armstrong and The Offspring's Noodles, among many more.

Turn It Around will make its world premiere at the SF DocFest on Wednesday, May 31. It'll be released in theaters this summer in conjunction with Green Day's upcoming U.S. tour, which kicks off in August.

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Eagle Rock EntertainmentHere's your weekend viewing all sorted: the recent Rolling Stones documentary about the band's 2016 América Latina Olé Tour was released on DVD and Blu-ray today.

Olé Olé Olé! A Trip Across Latin America follows the band throughout the 10-city trek, which culminated with a historic free concert in Havana, Cuba. The film, which was directed by Paul Dugdale, offers a behind-the-scenes look at The Stones and their Latin American fans, and also showcases some live performance footage from the tour.

The documentary, which includes new interviews with Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood and Charlie Watts, also focuses on how the band's first-ever show in Cuba came together, and the excitement the event generates among the citizens of the Communist country.

The Olé Olé Olé! DVD and Blu-ray contains bonus footage of seven full-length performances captured at various shows during the trip.

Here are the bonus performances, as well as the cities where they took place:

"Out of Control" (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
"Paint It Black" (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
"Honky Tonk Women" (Sao Paulo, Brazil)
"Sympathy for the Devil" (Sao Paulo, Brazil)
"You Got the Silver" (Lima, Peru)
"Midnight Rambler" (Lima, Peru)
"Miss You" (Lima, Peru)

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Danny Clinch/David Needleman exclusively for Billboard

When you think of artists who are influenced by The Eagles, U.K.-based pop band One Direction might not immediately come to mind. However, one of the group's members, Niall Horan, not only worships the Rock & Roll Hall of Famers, he tells Billboard that he and Don Henley have a father/son relationship.

The Irish singer, who has launched a solo career while One Direction is on hiatus, reveals to the magazine, "Don Henley and I talk every couple weeks or so. It's [crazy]. I call him 'dad.' He calls me 'son.'"

Not only that, but Horan says his latest solo single, "Slow Hands," was influenced by Henley's 1980s solo hits, like "Boys of Summer." As for Don, he couldn't be more proud of his "son."

"Niall is a solid guy whose focus is right where it ought to be: on songwriting," Henley tells Billboard. "He's got the Irish charm and a healthy, self-effacing sense of humor, which is an essential ­survival tool in this business."

He adds, "I think that Niall will evolve into a resonant, thoughtful voice for his generation."

Don and The Eagles will be performing at The Classic West and The Classic East festivals this summer in Los Angeles and New York City. As previously reported, late Eagles founder Glenn Frey's son Deacon will take his dad's place at the concerts, which also will feature Steely Dan and The Doobie Brothers.

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Credit: Mark SeligerIf you're a Rolling Stones fan who's wanted to own something personal belonging to Keith Richards, you'll get your chance when a collection of items from the rock legend's Manhattan apartment goes up for bid next month.

The auction, which will take place June 24 at Stair Galleries in Hudson, New York, will feature antique furniture, paintings, decorations and more from the Upper East Side residence Richards shares with his wife, model Patti Hansen, who purchased many of the items herself at antique stores on the East Coast and in London.

Among the pieces going on the block is tufted leather Chesterfield sofa Richards favored. Other items include three large floral paintings by French artist Jacqueline Marval, Persian rugs, a tea set featuring skull designs, and a shoe-shaped chair featuring a leopard print.

A few pieces from Richards and Hansen's Connecticut home also will be sold, including a wooden four-poster bed, Waterford crystal wine glasses, an Italian orange-glass decanter, and a pair of Flemish tapestry pillows.

Stair Galleries will offer a daily preview of the auction beginning June 10. The sale will take place at 11 a.m. ET June 24.

All proceeds raised by the auction will be donated to Prospector Theater in Ridgefield, Connecticut, and Sphere of CT, which both support adults with developmental disabilities. Richards and Hansen have an affinity for these organizations because Patti has an adult nephew with autism.

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ABC/Randy HolmesU2 guitarist The Edge will be honored with the second annual Les Paul Spirit Award on June 9 when the Irish rockers make their first-ever appearance at the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival in Manchester, Tennessee.

The award is presented by the Les Paul Foundation to an artist who exemplifies the spirit of the late electric-guitar and audio pioneer through music, technology, engineering and innovation.

In conjunction with the honor, the Les Paul Foundation and Bonnaroo Works Fund will make a grant in The Edge's name to a charity chosen by the Rock & Roll Hall of Famer that reflects the foundation's mission.

The guitarist will receive the award at an intimate, invitation-only event organized by Bonnaroo Works Fund called "Bonnaroo Eats & Greets"  on June 9, which would have been Paul's 102nd birthday.  U2's headlining performance will take place at 11 p.m. that same evening on the Bonnaroo fest's "What Stage."

"I cannot think of anyone more fitting to be honored this year with the annual Les Paul Spirit Award than The Edge," says Les Paul Foundation executive Michael Braunstein. "Not only is he an extraordinary talent who has given us an incredible array of amazing music but he is also an innovator who understands that sound, technologies, and a personal creative spirit play a role in creating music that cannot be forgotten."

Founding Grateful Dead singer/guitarist Bob Weir received the first annual Les Paul Spirit Award.

The 2017 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival runs from June 8 to June 11. Visit Bonnaroo.com for more details.

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Credit: Kate IzorRoger Waters' expansive Us Them Tour of North America gets underway this evening in Kansas City, Missouri. The 55-date trek is mapped out through an October 28 concert in Vancouver, Canada.

As seen during his rehearsal concert last Sunday in East Rutherford, New Jersey, the ex-Pink Floyd singer/bassist will be playing a set made up mainly of well-known songs from his old band's classic 1970s albums, while also featuring several tunes from his forthcoming solo album, Is This the Life We Really Want?

Concertgoers will be treated to a selection of hits and fan favorites from Meddle, The Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here, Animals and The Wall. Waters' touring band includes the powerful vocal duo of Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig from the indie-pop group Lucius, who previously performed with Roger at the 2016 Desert Trip festival and the 2015 Newport Folk Festival.

The show features a massive high-def screen onstage that displays captivating videos created to accompany each song, many of which reflect the pointed political and social commentary inherent in Waters' tunes. Adding to the concert are a series of other video screens that will drop from the ceiling and will stretch across the center of each venue. Fans also can expect a visit from a drone-controlled flying pig.

Here are all of the dates on Waters' Us Them tour:

5/26 -- Kansas City, MO, Sprint Center
5/28 -- Louisville, KY, KFC Yum! Center
5/30 -- St. Louis, MO, Scottrade Center
6/1 -- Tulsa, OK, BOK Center
6/3 -- Denver, CO, Pepsi Center
6/4 -- Denver, CO, Pepsi Center
6/7 -- San Jose, CA, SAP Center at San Jose
6/10 -- Oakland, CA, Oracle Arena
6/12 -- Sacramento, CA, Golden 1 Center
6/14 -- Phoenix, AZ, Gila River Arena
6/16 -- Las Vegas, NV, T-Mobile Arena
6/20 -- Los Angeles, CA, Staples Center
6/21 -- Los Angeles, CA, Staples Center
6/24 -- Seattle, WA, Tacoma Dome
6/25 -- Portland, OR, Moda Center
6/27 -- Los Angeles, CA, Staples Center
7/1 -- San Antonio, TX, AT&T Center
7/3 -- Dallas, TX, American Airlines Center
7/6 -- Houston, TX, Toyota Center
7/8 -- New Orleans, LA, Smoothie King Center
7/11 -- Tampa, FL, Amalie Arena
7/13 -- Miami, FL, AmericanAirlines Arena
7/16 -- Atlanta, GA, Infinite Energy Arena
7/18 -- Greensboro, NC, Greensboro Coliseum
7/20 -- Columbus, OH, Nationwide Arena
7/22 -- Chicago, IL, United Center
7/23 -- Chicago, IL, United Center
7/26 -- St. Paul, MN, Xcel Energy Center
7/29 -- Milwaukee, WI, BMO Harris Bradley Center
8/2 -- Auburn Hills, MI, The Palace of Auburn Hills
8/4 -- Washington, D.C., Verizon Center
8/8 -- Philadelphia, PA, Wells Fargo Center
8/9 -- Philadelphia, PA, Wells Fargo Center
8/13 -- Nashville, TN, Bridgestone Arena
9/7 -- Newark, NJ, Prudential Center
9/11 -- Brooklyn, NY, Barclays Center
9/12 -- Brooklyn, NY, Barclays Center
9/15 -- Uniondale, NY, The New Coliseum
9/16 -- Uniondale, NY, The New Coliseum
9/19 -- Pittsburgh, PA, PPG Paints Arena
9/21 -- Cleveland, OH, Quicken Loans Arena
9/23 -- Albany, NY, Times Union Center
9/24 -- Hartford, CT, XL Center
9/27 -- Boston, MA, TD Garden
9/28 -- Boston, MA, TD Garden
10/2 -- Toronto, ON, Canada, Air Canada Centre
10/3 -- Toronto, ON, Canada, Air Canada Centre
10/6 -- Quebec City, QC, Canada, Videotron Centre
10/7 -- Quebec City, QC, Canada, Videotron Centre
10/10 -- Ottawa, ON, Canada, Canadian Tire Centre
10/16 -- Montreal, QC, Canada, Bell Centre
10/17 -- Montreal, QC, Canada, Bell Centre
10/22 -- Winnipeg, MB, Canada, MTS Centre
10/24 -- Edmonton, AB, Canada, Rogers Place
10/28 -- Vancouver, BC, Canada, Rogers Arena

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Universal Music GroupIf you'd like to take the 50th anniversary reissue of The Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Heart Club Band album home with you, today's the day! A new stereo mix of the landmark record is available in multiple formats and configurations, including a super deluxe six-disc set containing two CDs of outtakes, new stereo mixes of the non-LP singles "Strawberry Fields Forever" and "Penny Lane," mono mixes, and a DVD and Blu-ray with video and audio content.

Giles Martin, late Beatles producer George Martin's son, created the new stereo mix of Sgt. Pepper with engineer Sam Okell. Giles says the album's stature as an iconic and influential record made the project quite challenging.

"How do we protect a legacy, at the same time update the sound so when parents play it to their children or grandparents their grandchildren…it sounds as relevant today as it did 50 years ago?" Martin poses.

"In a way, the record was sort of trapped in a box of its own time due to technology, and what we've done is we've lifted those layers and let the record breathe and live," he continues. "[N]ow when you listen to the album it's like you're there, and this makes for a much more immediate and vibrant sound."

As a guide, Martin used Sgt. Pepper's original mono mix, which his father created and The Beatles preferred over the old stereo mix.

The DVD and Blu-ray included in the super deluxe set feature a Sgt. Pepper making-of documentary, videos for three songs, and surround-sound and high-resolution stereo mixes of the album. The package also features a 144-page book and two posters.

The Sgt. Pepper reissue also is available as a single CD, a two-CD set and a two-LP vinyl release.

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Legacy Recordings/Roy's Boys LLCA new Roy Orbison album combining archival vocal performances from the late rock legend with newly recorded orchestral accompaniment will be released on November 3.

A Love So Beautiful: Roy Orbison with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra features 15 tracks, including newly created versions of classics songs spanning from Orbison's early-'60s heyday through his late-'80s comeback.

A Love So Beautiful will be available on CD, vinyl and digitally, and was produced by Don Reedman and Nick Patrick, the same team behind two recent Elvis Presley albums that followed the same concept. Among the many memorable tunes on the record are "In Dreams," "Crying," "Oh, Pretty Woman," "It's Over," "Dream Baby," "Only the Lonely," "I Drove All Night" and "You Got It."

On select tracks, Orbison's three sons -- Alex, Wesley and Roy Jr. -- contribute additional instrumental backing, while, amazingly, his 10-month-old grandson Roy Orbison III is featured on tambourine and guitar on the new rendition of "Oh, Pretty Woman." The orchestra was recorded at London's famed Abbey Road Studios.

"If ever there were a singer whose body of work benefits from a collaboration with the Royal Philharmonic it would be Roy Orbison," says Orbison youngest son, Alex. "During the course of his career and after his passing it was constantly noted that his transcendent vocal ability made him something of an anomaly in the world of pop and rock and that, in another life, he would have taken the classical music/opera world by storm."

"Soon, we'll all be able to experience that 'life' with the release of this project," he adds.

Here's the full track list of A Love So Beautiful:

"In Dreams"
"Crying"
"I'm Hurtin'"
"Oh, Pretty Woman"*
"It's Over"
"Dream Baby"
"Blue Angel"
"Love Hurts"
"Uptown"**
"Mean Woman Blues"
"Only the Lonely"
"Running Scared"
"I Drove All Night"**
"You Got It"
"A Love So Beautiful"**

* = featuring Alex Orbison on drums; Wesley & Roy Jr. on guitars; Roy III on guitar, tambourine
= featuring Alex Orbison on drums; Roy Orbison Jr. on guitar
** = featuring Alex Orbison on drums.

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Courtesy of Todd RundgrenA video featuring Todd Rundgren and Daryl Hall performing their new collaborative duet, "Chance for Us," has debuted at Cleopatra Records' official YouTube channel.

The catchy synth-driven tune is among the many star-studded collaborations that appear on Rundgren's latest studio album, White Knight, which was released earlier this month.

The clip was shot at Daryl's House, the music venue that Hall owns in Pawling, New York.  It features Rundgren and Hall joined by Cars keyboardist Greg Hawkes, sax player Bobby Strickland and several members of Todd's touring band, including drummer Prairie Prince, bassist Kasim Sulton and guitarist Jesse Gress.

Rundgren recently told ABC Radio that he and Hall co-wrote "Chance for Us" by taking a music track he had and putting it together with "a song idea that [Daryl] had been unable to finish."

Todd, who produced Hall & Oates' third album War Babies, added, "It's kind of like, almost, a Daryl's House moment in that the song could almost be mistaken for something out of the '70s or '80s."

Todd currently is finishing up a spring U.S. trek, the White Knight ChivalRock Tour, which winds down June 10 in Syracuse, New York. He'll follow that by hitting the road this August with Yes and Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy on the Yestival tour. Rundgren also is a member of Ringo Starr's All Starr Band, which will be touring the States in October and November.

Here are the remaining dates on Todd's White Knight ChivalRock trek:

5/25 -- Fort Myers, FL, Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall
5/27 -- St. Petersburg, FL, The Mahaffey Theater
5/28 -- Orlando, FL, Plaza Live  
5/30 -- Atlanta, GA, Center Stage
5/31 -- Knoxville, TN, U.S. Cellular Theater at The Bijou
6/3 -- San Antonio, TX, Aztec Theater
6/4 -- Houston, TX, House Of Blues
6/6 -- South Bend, IN, Morris Performing Arts Center
6/8 -- Grand Rapids, MI, 20 Monroe Live
6/10 -- Syracuse, NY, Onondaga Community College Campus - Syracuse Jazz Fest

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ABC/Randy HolmesSoundgarden has yet to make an official public statement regarding the death of Chris Cornell, but they've updated their social media pages to reflect their frontman's passing.

On both their Facebook and Twitter, Soundgarden has changed their cover photo to a simple black box. Additionally, both accounts have changed their profile pictures to a black-and-white photo of Cornell.

The Audioslave and Temple of the Dog Facebook accounts have followed Soundgarden's lead, uploading the same black box and photo of Cornell to their pages. Cornell's own social media accounts have done the same.

Cornell died last week at age 52, officially of suicide by hanging. However, his widow Vicky has suggested that prescription anti-anxiety medication may have contributed to his death. A private funeral will be held this Friday in Los Angeles.

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Jess Griffin; Scotty HallAs the 2017 Lockn' Music Festival approaches, more special performances have been announced for the jam-heavy extravaganza. Among the latest additions to the fest, which runs from August 24 to August 27, will be a guest appearances by Heart's Ann Wilson and founding Jefferson Airplane and Hot Tuna guitarist Jorma Kaukonen.

Wilson will join Gov't Mule at the Warren Haynes-fronted group's performance on August 25, while Kaukonen will hit the stage with Moonalice, a band featuring longtime Jefferson Starship bassist Pete Sears, on August 27. In addition, founding Grateful Dead singer/guitarist Bob Weir, who already was scheduled to perform with Dead bassist Phil Lesh and his Terrapin Family Band on August 25, also will team up with roots-rockers The Avett Brothers on August 27.

The festival also is offering several special performances for those who purchase "Super VIP" passes. These include Weir and Lesh playing an hour-long set as a duo on August 25, and Kaukonen performing solo on August 27.

The Lockn' Festival's previously announced lineup includes an August 26 performance by John Fogerty, and, on August 27, a set by Lesh's Phil Lesh & Friends collective and a collaboration billed as phil.moe that will feature Lesh playing with veteran jam band moe.

The Lockn' Music Festival takes place at Infinity Downs Farm in Arrington, Virginia. To check out full details about the event, visit LocknFestival.com.

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Courtesy of AXS TVA historic 1986 Queen concert that took place during late frontman Freddie Mercury's final tour with the band will get its AXS TV premiere Sunday, June 4, at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT. Originally released in 2012, Hungarian Rhapsody: Queen Live in Budapest captures a July 1986 show in the Hungarian capital that marked the first stadium concert by a Western rock band in the then-Communist country.

The event, which was attended by 80,000 people, featured Queen performing hits like "Bohemian Rhapsody," "We Will Rock You," "Under Pressure," "I Want to Break Free" and many others. The show took place near the end of the band's tour in support of their 1986 album, A Kind of Magic. Mercury never again hit the road with Queen after this trek; the singer died of AIDS in November 1991, at age 45.

Meanwhile, AXS TV will air another Queen-related show on Wednesday, June 7, at 9 p.m. ET/ 6 p.m. PT -- an episode of the Classic Albums documentary series focusing on the group's smash 1975 record, A Night at the Opera. The program boasts archival footage of Mercury, and features interviews with Queen guitarist Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor, as well as with such other rock stars as Aerosmith's Joe Perry, Ian Hunter, and Extreme's Nuno Bettencourt.

An encore screening of Hungarian Rhapsody will follow at 10 p.m. ET.

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PRNewsfoto/Live Nation EntertainmentIf you haven't been able to score tickets to Guns N' Roses ongoing Not in This Lifetime Tour, here's a brand-new chance.  The band has added 15 additional stops to the tour's North American leg, extending the outing through Thanksgiving.

The first new date is October 8 at Philadelphia's Wells Fargo Center, followed by stops in New York; Boston; Cleveland; Chicago; Toronto; Detroit; Houston; Tulsa, Oklahoma; Las Vegas; and Oakland and Los Angeles, California.  The final new date's November 25 at L.A.'s The Forum.

There's also been a date added to the current itinerary -- a stop in Little Rock, Arkansas, on August 5, the only non-stadium or arena show among the new dates.

Tickets for the new dates go on sale Saturday, June 3, with exclusive VIP packages available at VIPNation.com.

Check out the full Not in This Lifetime Tour itinerary, as well as the new dates, at GunsandRoses.com.

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Scott Kowalchyk/CBS ©2017 CBS Broadcasting Inc.Paul Simon stopped by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Wednesday night, and in a cold open segment, Colbert tried to get Simon to play Simon & Garfunkel's 1966 classic "The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin' Groovy)."

After Simon told Colbert, "I loathe that song," saying it was naive and "doesn't feel like two thousand seventeen," Colbert offered to perform some more contemporary lyrics.

One verse started, "Hello lamppost, nice to see ya/We might get bombed by North Korea."  Another featured the lyrics: "Kellyanne Conway makes no sense/And even if Trump goes we're stuck with Mike Pence."

Later Simon returned with jazz guitarist Bill Frisell to give a debut performance of "Questions for the Angels" from 2011's So Beautiful or So What.

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Credit: Norman Jean RoyJon Bon Jovi will be honored 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 taking place June 20 in Washington, D.C. The New Jersey rocker is being recognized for his commitment to aiding homeless and hungry people through his work as chairman of the Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation.

"Jon Bon Jovi has entertained audiences for decades and earned world-wide fame as an artist and performer," says NABEF President Marcellus Alexander. "Despite his fame, Jon has never lost sight of community. His generous support of programs that address hunger and homelessness exemplifies the Leadership Award for which we will honor him."

Among the projects launched by the Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation are the JBJ Soul Kitchens, two New Jersey restaurants offering pay-what-you-can meals; and The B.E.A.T. Center, a community hub in Ocean County, New Jersey, that provides people in need with access to food, job opportunities and other resources.

Previous Service to America Leadership Award honorees include Paul Simon, Stevie Wonder, Elton John and Quincy Jones, as well as former Presidents Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter, and former first ladies Nancy Reagan, Laura Bush and Roslyn Carter.

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Credit: Danny ClinchA third single has been released from Chuck Berry's upcoming album Chuck.  Called "Lady B. Goode," which is described as "a spiritual sequel" to the late rock 'n' roll pioneer's signature 1958 song, "Johnny B. Goode."

The tune, which you can listen to at Berry's official VEVO YouTube channel, tells the story of the Johnny character's devoted paramour.

"It was down in Louisiana, right there in New Orleans/ Back there in the '60s was a little teen queen," sings Chuck. "Fell then a lassie in love with a lad/'til it took him to vindicate the feelings she had/ She painted as she promised every prayer she could/'til everybody whispered to her, 'Lady B. Goode.'"

The track is quite the family affair, as it features guitar work from Chuck, his son Charles Berry Jr. and his grandson Chuck Berry III.

As previously reported, Chuck will be released on June 9. Berry died in March at the age of 90.

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