This marks the third time that the show has been extended since its initial eight-week run began in October of 2017.
Tickets for the new dates will go on sale Wednesday, March 28, at 11 a.m. ET, and will be available to people who previously registered with the Ticketmaster Verified Fan program. Registered fans will be contacted by Ticketmaster with more details on Monday, March 26.
Meanwhile, after the March 28 on-sale date, a limited number of tickets to each upcoming show will be offered for a discounted price through a special online lottery system at LuckySeat.com/springsteen-broadway.
Springsteen on Broadway began previews on October 3, 2017, and officially opened October 12. Before the latest run was announced, the show had been scheduled to end with a June 30, 2018, performance.
As Bruce explained in an initial press statement, the show "is just me, the guitar, the piano and the words and music. Some of the show is spoken, some of it is sung."
During the show, Springsteen is often joined onstage for two songs by his wife, E Street Band backing vocalist Patti Scialfa.
Credit: Mark OwenThe Moody Blues wrapped up its latest U.S. tour leg in January with a four-show Las Vegas engagement at the Wynn resort's Encore Theater. Now, the veteran British rockers have announced plans to return to the venue for a new series of concerts in the fall.
The influential band has lined up a nine-date residency, running from September 19 through October 6. The shows will be extension of The Moody Blues' Days of Future Passed 50th Anniversary Tour, during which the group will perform its classic 1967 concept album, Days of Future Passed, as well as a set of popular songs from throughout its long career.
Tickets for the Vegas concerts are on sale now. Visit WynnLasVegas.com for more information.
As previously reported, The Moody Blues will be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame at a ceremony held April 14 in Cleveland. The band will be honored alongside Bon Jovi, The Cars, Dire Straits, Nina Simone and Sister Rosetta Tharpe.
Two days before the gala event, Moodies members Justin Hayward, John Lodge and Graeme Edge will take part in an interview session at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland. The event, set for April 12 at 7 p.m. ET, also will be streamed live on the Rock Hall's Facebook page.
Here are all of the dates of The Moody Blues' upcoming residency at the Wynn Las Vegas' Encore Theater:
The 18th annual Teenage Cancer Trust benefit concert series, organized by The Who's Roger Daltrey, kicked off Monday at London's famous Royal Albert Hall. This year's lineup includes UB40, Nile Rodgers and Chic, Def Leppard and Daltrey himself, who will perform on Thursday.
Daltrey tells ABC Radio that he really appreciates the artists who donate their talents to the long-running series to help raise money for the U.K. charity, which helps fund recreational areas for teens and young adults in various hospitals.
"I'm just amazed that here we are 18 years later from the first year, still doing it," says the rock legend. "Seven days of charity shows where people actually give their time and their effort for free."
Roger points out that it was challenging to get high-profile acts to take part in this year's benefit shows because the events are scheduled at the same time as the South American Lollapalooza festivals. Daltrey says he's "very, very grateful" that Rodgers and Chic, who play tonight's benefit, signed on.
Speaking of Nile, the acclaimed funk-soul musician's own charity, the We Are Family Foundation, announced this week that it is presenting Daltrey with its 2018 Mattie J.T. Stepanek Peacemaker Award, which honors a person who helps promote a peaceful society. Roger is receiving the award because of his work with the Teenage Cancer Trust and its U.S. counterpart, Teen Cancer America.
Daltrey tells ABC Radio that Teen Cancer America is looking for U.S. corporate sponsors to contribute more money to fund recreational areas in hospitals.
"At the end of this year we'll have 18 hospitals finished, but we've got 60 more queuing up," he reports. "I can't do it all on my own, nor can The Who. So, we need you Americans to start standing up for this."
Credit: Amy GranthamAs Graham Nash winds down his latest U.S. solo tour this week, the folk-rock legend reports there's still no thaw in his feud with his longtime collaborator David Crosby, and so no plans for a Crosby, Stills & Nash reunion.
"None of us are talking to Crosby and we don't want to," Nash tells Minnesota newspaper The Star Tribune. "That's the way it is, I'm afraid."
As for how long it's been since he and Crosby spoke, Nash says, "Shockingly, over two years ago." He adds, I was his best friend for so many years. I saved his ass on so many levels it's insane. For him to treat one of his so-called best friends the way Crosby has treated me, I just won't stand for it."
Graham maintains that among the reasons for his rift with David was how his old friend reacted to what Nash wrote about him in his 2013 memoir, Wild Tales, claiming that much of it was B.S.
Nash notes that there's also currently no chance for a Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young reunion, "Because if I'm p***ed at Crosby, you can bet Neil [Young] is p***ed at Crosby.
As for how he's getting along with Young these days, Graham says, "Pretty good," while revealing that he recently met up with Neil and gave him back some of his handwritten lyrics sheets Nash had collected.
Nash points out that since he grew up as the only boy in his family, he would up considering David, Neil and Stephen Stills his brothers, but notes that "as usual with family, after 50 years, sometimes you don't agree with your family."
Here are the remaining dates of Graham's U.S. tour in support if his 2016 solo album, This Path Tonight:
3/20 -- Minneapolis, MN, The Dakota 3/21 -- Minneapolis, MN, The Dakota 3/23 -- Iowa City, IA, The Englert Theatre 3/24 -- Osceola, IA, Lakeside Casino
Credit: Michelle ShiersDuring his life, Scott Weiland was known for singing through a megaphone during his live performances. New Stone Temple Pilots singer Jeff Gutt, however, won't be bringing that move back to the stage.
Eerily enough, though, a megaphone was involved in convincing Gutt to take the STP gig. When he got the call telling him he got the job, Gutt was in his laundry room -- and a megaphone happened to be sitting next to the washing machine.
"I felt like that was Scott's way of giving me a little nod," Gutt says.
Stone Temple Pilots recently wrapped their first tour with Gutt in support of the band's new, self-titled album. They'll hit the road again for a festival run in April.
Credit: Doug SondersUnlike his friend Elton John, Rod Stewart has no plans to retire -- and he's not above making fun of Elton for announcing that his upcoming tour will be his last.
Speaking to the Calgary Sun, Stewart says that when he heard about John's "farewell" tour, "I did actually e-mail Elton and said, 'What? Again dear?' And I didn't hear anything back. I think he's upset with me."
When asked why the two have never toured together after being friends for 50 years, Rod says, "Trust me darling, I've tried so many times. He doesn't want the competition. He's stationary at the piano and I can still jump about and I don't think he likes the idea of that. But I have suggested it. It would be so much fun."
As for why the 73-year-old Stewart has no plans to retire, he tells the paper, "It doesn't even cross my mind -- I enjoy myself." But, he adds, "I might cut it back a little bit 'cause I've got eight children. The two youngest are six and near 13...I can't miss the magic moments of them growing up."
Meanwhile, he insists, "As for putting the word retirement out -- never! I'll just fade away into the bushes."
In the same interview, Stewart is asked if he ever met Donald Trump before he became president.
"Yeah. I lived just down the road from him in Palm Beach...and I used to always go to his Christmas Eve celebrations and a lot of his functions," recalls Rod. "And he always treated me extremely well. That's not the Donald Trump I'm watching on television at the moment."
Following a Canadian tour and his latest run of Las Vegas shows, Rod team up with Cyndi Lauper for a summer tour starting June 25.
John Stillwell - WPA Pool/Getty ImagesRingo Starr is now Sir Ringo Starr to you: He's been knighted in his U.K. homeland for his services to music.
On Tuesday, Prince Williampresented the Beatles drummer with the honor at Buckingham Palace in London. As per tradition, he knelt as William touched his shoulders with a ceremonial sword.
Starr told the BBC, "It means a lot actually. It means recognition for the things we've done. I was really pleased to accept this."
Ringo received his knighthood 53 years after The Beatles were given MBEs, aka "Most Excellent Order of the British Empire" honors, and 21 years after his band mate Paul McCartney was knighted.
Speaking to the BBC, Ringo said he missed having the rest of The Beatles around him, noting, "I was a bit shaky today on my own." However, he said Sir Paul gave him some advice last week: "Keep smiling."
As for whether he'll be known as Sir Ringo or Sir Richard Starkey -- his birth name -- he told reporters, "I don't know yet. It's new and I don't know how you use it properly." Then, he told one BBC reporter, "But I expect you to use it."
The 77-year-old drummer, who arrived at the ceremony with wife Barbara Bach, predicted of his medal, "I'll be wearing it at breakfast."
Robby Krieger & John Densmore on The Big Interview (News & Guts Media/ AXS TV)A new film documenting a star-studded 2016 tribute concert to late Doors keyboardist Ray Manzarek will premiere on April 28 at the New Jersey's Asbury Park Music & Film Festival.
The screening of the movie, Break On Thru: A Celebration of Ray Manzarek and The Doors, takes place at noon ET at House of Independents in Asbury Park and will be followed by a panel discussion featuring Doors drummer John Densmore and director Justin Kreutzmann.
Densmore tells ABC Radio that he "can't wait till [the film] comes out."
The concert the film documents took place on February 12, 2016 -- which would've been Manzarek's 76th birthday -- at the Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles. John reunited with Doors guitarist Robby Krieger at the show, and they were joined by various members of Stone Temple Pilots, Jane's Addiction, Foo Fighters and X.
"It was really cool," Densmore says of the concert. Manzarek died of bile duct cancer in May 2013. He was 74.
In other news, Densmore and Krieger will be featured in the latest episode of the AXS TV series The Big Interview, hosted by veteran newsman Dan Rather. It premieres tonight at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT. The Doors members were interviewed at the L.A.-area venue The Whisky a Go Go, where they served as the house band early in their career.
As Densmore explains, in the interview with Rather, he and Krieger shared memories about the nightclub while also chatting about politics and other topics.
In a preview clip from the show, John discusses late Doors frontman Jim Morrison's self-destructive tendencies.
"Self-destruction and creativity don't always come in the same package," Densmore notes. "Picasso lived to 90. But with Jim, they came together."
ABC/Image Group LAAerosmith only have one confirmed concert lined up for 2018, a May 5 performance at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, but frontman Steven Tyler is preparing to announce his own solo trek, with his backing group The Loving Mary Band.
According to information posted on Tyler's official Facebook page, the trek will run from June to August and will visit venues in North America and Europe.
So far, Tyler's Facebook page has nine confirmed North American dates listed, spanning from a May 12 show in Nashville through a July 11 concert in Calgary, Canada.
The members of The Loving Mary Band contributed to Tyler's debut solo album, the country-flavored We're All Somebody from Somewhere, which was recorded in Nashville and released in 2016.
Here are all of the North American shows listed on Tyler's Facebook page:
5/12 -- Nashville, TN, The Woods at Fontanel 6/12 -- Lewiston, NY, Artpark 6/18 -- New York, NY, SummerStage - City Parks Foundation Annual Gala 6/21 -- Vienna, VA, Wolf Trap 6/24 -- Bethlehem, PA, Sands Bethlehem Event Center 6/30 -- Northfield, OH, Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park 6/27 -- Detroit, MI, Sound Board 7/7 -- Naperville, IL, Ribfest - Knoch Park 7/11 -- Calgary, AB, Canada, Cowboys Calgary
Credit: Fabrice DemessenceThe Who's Roger Daltrey will be one of the honorees at the We Are Family Foundation's 2018 Celebration Gala, which takes place Friday, April 27, at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City.
Roger is known for his ardent support of numerous charities, including the U.K.'s Teenage Cancer Trust and its U.S. counterpart, Teen Cancer America, the latter of which he co-founded with his Who band mate Pete Townshend.
The Teenage Cancer Trust and Teen Cancer America help fund recreational areas in hospitals specifically geared toward teens and young adults.
"I am delighted to receive the 2018 Mattie J.T. Stepanek Peacemaker Award," says Daltrey in a statement.
"As one of the founders of Teen Cancer America, I am proud to be honored by the We Are Family Foundation, who also recognizes the specific needs of our adolescents and young adults and understands how vital it is that we support them as they strive to positively change the world."
Also being honored at the gala will be hip-hop legend LL Cool J, who will receive the Humanitarian Award.
"These two incredibly talented individuals are selflessly dedicated to helping others," We Are Family Foundation founder Nile Rodgers says of Daltrey and LL Cool J.
"We are immensely grateful to them for their efforts to improve the state of humanity and welcome them into our WAFF family."
Daltrey, LL Cool J and Rodgers' band Chic all will perform at the fundraiser. The We Are Family Foundation supports and creates programs promoting cultural diversity while also nurturing and mentoring young people working toward positive change around the world.
Courtesy of LazarusA new film capturing a London performance of Lazarus, the stage musical co-written by the late David Bowie and Once playwright Enda Walsh, will get its theatrical premiere at a one-night-only event on May 2 at the Kings Theatre in Brooklyn, New York. The screening will feature a live soundtrack provided by the seven-piece band that backed the production's original cast during its off-Broadway run in December 2015 and January 2016.
The Lazarus performance that was filmed for the movie took place during the musical's London run at Kings Cross Theatre from November 2016 to January 2017. The production was inspired by the 1963 Walter Tevis novel The Man Who Fell to Earth, the 1976 film version of which starred Bowie in the lead role as the alien Thomas Jerome Newton.
The musical's cast was led by Dexter and Six Feet Under star Michael C. Hall as Newton, while the soundtrack included a variety of classic Bowie tunes, as well as the four songs written specifically for the production. Among the latter was "Lazarus," which also appeared on David's final studio album, 2016's Blackstar.
Tickets for Lazarus: The Motion Picture/Live Soundtrack Experience go on sale to the public Tuesday, March 20, at 10 a.m. ET via Ticketmaster.com. Pre-sale tickets are available now.
Credit: David LaChappelleWhile the music charts are now generally dominated by younger pop and R&B artists, it's a different story when it comes to ticket sales. According to StubHub, the world's largest ticket marketplace, the top concert ticket seller of 2018 so far is an artist who's been at it for 50 years and counting...Sir Elton John.
This is no doubt due to the fact that Elton's upcoming tour, Farewell Yellow Brick Road, is being billed as his last one -- the pop-rock legend says he will no longer do extensive world tours once this one wraps up. Even more impressive, Elton's trek doesn't even start until September.
Coming in next on the list is an equally legendary rock artist: Bruce Springsteen. His Springsteen on Broadway shows, currently scheduled to wrap up June 30, 2018, are currently among the hottest tickets in town.
At #5 on StubHub's list of overall ticket sales is another veteran rock act: The Eagles. The band, which many fans thought would never tour again following the January 2016 death of co-founder Glenn Frey, decided to return to the stage with Glenn's son Deacon and country star Vince Gill rounding out the lineup. Their tour, which started this week, will run through October.
Coming in at #8 are Foo Fighters, who will launch a new tour promoting their 2017 album Concrete and Gold on April 18 in Austin, Texas.
Rounding out Stubhub's 10 most popular tours ranked by ticket sales is Billy Joel, who continues to play a monthly residency at New York City's Madison Square Garden, as well as select other concerts in other cities.
Here's StubHub's full list of top-selling artists in overall sales:
1. Elton John 2. Bruce Springsteen 3. Pink 4. Taylor Swift 5. The Eagles 6. Justin Timberlake 7. Ed Sheeran 8. Foo Fighters 9. The Killers 10. Billy Joel
Former Talking Heads frontman David Byrne scored his highest-charting disc ever, landing at number three with his new album, American Utopia. In fact, it's the first time Byrne has cracked the top ten, whether it be as a solo artist or as a member of Talking Heads.
American Utopia moved 63,000 equivalent album units, with just about all of that number in traditional album sales. The highest Byrne ever charted with Talking Heads was #15 with 1983's Speaking in Tongues.
Meanwhile, legendary heavy metal band Judas Priest also scored their highest-charting album ever with their latest effort, Firepower, coming in at #5. The disc earned 49,000 equivalent album units, with all but 1,000 of those being traditional album sales.
Amazingly, Firepower and 2014's Redeemer of Souls are the band’s only two albums to make the top 10 of the Billboard 200 tally, despite a 40-plus-year career.
Finally, the latest posthumous release of late guitar legend Jimi Hendrix's music, Both Sides of the Sky, lands at #8 with 37,000 equivalent album units earned in its first week of release. The disc marks the third in a trilogy of albums that the record label has called the "best and most significant unissued studio recordings remaining" in Hendrix’s archives.
Credit: Al PereiraAfter playing a few concerts in California last month, Kinks guitarist Dave Davies will launch a series of spring tour dates in late March that mainly will visit venues in the northeastern U.S. Meanwhile, the 71-year-old Rock & Roll Hall of Famer tells ABC Radio that he's preparing a new archival solo album of "really great" songs that he expects to release this summer.
"We've only just had it mastered," Davies reports. "It's an [album] of unreleased material from the '70s, hence we're gonna call it Decade, being the decade of the '70s."
Dave explains that the record includes "songs from, like, '72, '75, right through that decade," as well as one or two tracks recorded but not used for his 1980 debut solo album, AFL1-3603.
Davies tells ABC Radio that Decade was produced by his son Simon, whom, he says, has "done an incredible job on it, sonically." He adds, "It sounds so good…You know, it's got the ambience, the feel [and] the sonic correctness, almost, of that period."
Dave notes that "a mixture of musicians" contributed to the tracks, including one recorded by just him and founding Kinks drummer Mick Avory and a few featuring his nephew, Phil Palmer, a journeyman guitarist who has performed with Dire Straits, Eric Clapton, Roger Daltrey and many others.
Davies says the songs weren't necessarily intended for The Kinks, while noting that when he wrote them he thought some "could've been, hopefully should've been."
As for why he decided to release Decade, Dave maintains, "[I]t's so relevant to have these songs out now, because of their historic value, apart from anything else. And I think the songs are really great."
Stay tuned for more details about the project.
Here are all of Dave's upcoming tour dates:
3/29 -- Peekskill, NY, Paramount Hudson Valley Theater 3/30 -- Riverhead, NY, Suffolk Theater 3/31 -- Derry, NH, Tupelo Music Hall 4/2 -- New York, NY, City Winery 4/3 -- New York, NY, City Winery 4/5 -- New Hope, PA, Havana 4/6 -- Hartford, CT, Infinity Hall 4/7 -- Montclair, NJ, Outpost in the Burbs 4/9 -- Annapolis, MD, Rams Head On Stage 4/12 -- Hopewell, VA, Beacon Theatre 4/16 -- Atlanta, GA, City Winery 4/19 -- Waukegan, IL, Genesee Theatre 4/21 -- Medina, MN, Medina Entertainment Center
If rock is truly dead, then nobody told Belgium. The 2018 edition of the country's annual Graspop Metal Meeting festival is absolutely stacked with heavy acts, with a lineup including such legendary hard rockers as Guns N' Roses, Ozzy Osbourne, Judas Priest and Iron Maiden.
The festival, which takes place from June 21 to June 24 in Dessel, Belgium, also will include sets by Hollywood Vampires, the supergroup featuring Alice Cooper, Joe Perry and Johnny Depp, as well as Megadeth, Marylin Manson, Limp Bizkit, P.O.D., A Perfect Circle, Avenged Sevenfold, The Darkness, Sons of Apollo and Korn's Jonathan Davis, among many others.
Guns N' Roses will headline the first day of Graspop, Iron Maiden is part of the second day's lineup, Megadeth and Marilyn Manson are among the acts performing on day three, and Osbourne, Priest and Hollywood Vampires will help close out the fest.
Visit Graspop.be for the full lineup and ticket info.
Island Records/Universal Music Group NashvilleFollowing the news that a bunch of top pop, rock and country stars had put their own spins on Elton John's classic hits for two new tribute albums -- Revamp and Restoration -- we've got our first tastes of the projects.
For Revamp, a cover of Elton's 1976 #1 duet with Kiki Dee, "Don't Go Breaking My Heart," has been recorded by pop star Demi Lovato and rapper Q-Tip of A Tribe Called Quest. They infuse the bouncy pop tune with a more soulful, reggae groove.
Meanwhile, Elton's 2001 single "I Want Love" has been recorded by chart-topping, Grammy-winning country star Chris Stapleton, who turns in a passionate performance.
If the news of these projects has led you to think, "Wait, didn't Elton do this already?" you're correct. In 1991, Elton and lyricist Bernie Taupin celebrated their then-25-year partnership with Two Rooms, a tribute album featuring pop and rock stars interpreting their songs. Among those names: The Who, Sinead O'Connor, Eric Clapton, Sting, Phil Collins, Bruce Hornsby, Jon Bon Jovi, Wilson Phillips and George Michael.
Elton explains that Revamp/Restoration is very much a sequel to Two Rooms.
"Last year was our 50th anniversary," he says. "And we thought it'd be nice to do the same sort of thing."
And while Taupin took care of rounding up the country stars for Restoration, John wrangled the artists for Revamp.
"I wrote out a wish list of people that I would love and asked them and to my surprise most of them said yes and we have quite an astonishing, eclectic crew, from The Queens of the Stone Age, from Lady Gaga, to Q-Tip, Demi Lovato, Florence the Machine, Coldplay, Ed Sheeran, I mean it's just amazing."
Credit: Jacob BlickenstaffFounding Zombies keyboardist Rod Argent and singer Colin Blunstone will be guests this Saturday on CBS This Morning. Blunstone and Argent will be interviewed by host Anthony Mason and also will play two songs as part of the program's Saturday Sessions performance series.
You can check out what time the show airs in your area by visiting CBSNews.com.
Meanwhile, a video of Rod and Colin's performance at the recent Led Zeppelin tribute concert held at New York City's famous Carnegie Hall has been posted on YouTube. The duo played a cover of "Thank You," which they dedicated to longtime Zombies bassist Jim Rodford, who died in January.
In addition, The Zombies have posted a video of them playing a version of The Band's "The Weight" with opening act Don DiLego at their March 9 show, appropriately enough, at Levon Helm Studios in Woodstock, New York, on their official YouTube channel.
The Zombies continue their North American tour on Friday, March 16, with a show at the City Winery in Atlanta. Here are all of the remaining dates on the trek:
3/16 -- Atlanta, GA, City Winery Atlanta 3/17 -- Nashville, TN, City Winery Nashville 3/19 -- Chicago, IL, City Winery Chicago 3/20 -- Chicago, IL, City Winery Chicago 3/23 -- Niagara Falls, ON, Canada, Fallsview Casino 3/24 -- Kent, OH, The Kent Stage 3/25 -- State College, PA, The State Theatre
Geffen/UMeA new four-disc box set focusing on late Eagles singer Glenn Frey's solo work called Above the Clouds: The Collectionwill be released on May 11.
The compilation features three CDs that include highlights from Frey's solo albums and the 1969 album Longbranch Pennywhistle that he recorded with JD Souther; plus a DVD capturing a 1992 concert.
Above the Clouds' first disc, subtitled The Very Best of Glenn Frey, features most of the singer/songwriter's major solo hits, including "The Heat Is On," "You Belong to the City," "Smuggler's Blues" and "The One You Love." It also features a live medley of two Eagles classics, "Lyin' Eyes" and "Take It Easy," recorded at a July 1992 concert in Dublin, Ireland.
Disc two digs further into Frey's solo catalog, including additional singles, deep cuts and several cover tunes from Glenn's 2012 standards album , After Hours.
The third CD features the entire self-titled album by Longbranch Pennywhistle, Frey's pre-Eagles duo with Souther.
The DVD boasts footage from the aforementioned show in Dublin, which was held at Ireland's National Stadium. The concert includes performances of several Eagles classics along with Frey's solo tunes.
The box set's first disc also will be issued as a standalone CD, and both collections also will be available digitally. Fans who pre-order either Above the Clouds release will immediately receive a free download of two tracks -- the "Lyin Eyes"/"Take It Easy" medley and "The Heat Is On." Those who pre-order the box set also will receive two more free digital tracks, "Run Boy Run" and "I Got Love" on April 13 and May 4, respectively.
Frey died on January 18, 2016, from various health issues. He was 67.
Here's the full track list of Above the Clouds: The Collection:
Disc 1 – Above the Clouds: The Very Best of Glenn Frey
"The Heat Is On" "Call on Me" (Theme from South of Sunset) "Part of Me, Part of You" "You Belong to the City" "Smuggler's Blues" "Sexy Girl" "The Allnighter" "Soul Searchin'" "Same Girl" "The One You Love" "Strange Weather" "I've Got Mine" "River of Dreams" "Love in the 21st Century" "Lyin' Eyes"/"Take It Easy" (Medley -- Live at National Stadium, Dublin, Ireland)
"Let's Go Home" "I Got Love" "The Way to Happiness" "Common Ground" "After Hours" "Rising Sun" (Instrumental) "The Shadow of Your Smile" "Better in the U.S.A." "Brave New World" "Caroline, No" "For Sentimental Reasons" "It's Too Soon to Know" "Worried Mind" "Lover's Moon" "Route 66" "True Love"
"Long Hot Summer" "Peaceful Easy Feeling" "New Kid in Town" "The One You Love" "Strange Weather" "I've Got Mine" Medley: "Lyin' Eyes"/"Take It Easy" "Wild Mountain Thyme" "River of Dreams" "True Love" "Love in the 21st Century" "Livin' Right" "Smuggler's Blues" "The Heat Is On" "Heartache Tonight" "Party Town" "Desperado"
ABC/Craig SjodinPearl Jam is auctioning off a special VIP package for their upcoming shows at Chicago's Wrigley Field this summer in support of the victims of the February 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida and their families.
The winning bidder will receive four tickets to either the August 18 or August 20 Wrigley show, a meet-and-greet with frontman Eddie Vedder, and a guitar signed by the whole band. Bidding ends Sunday, March 25, at 8:30 p.m. ET. For more info, visit PearlJam.com.
At Pearl Jam's show in Chile earlier this week, Vedder dedicated their performance of the new song "Can't Deny Me" to the Douglas students.
The Chicago shows are a part of Pearl Jam's summer stadium tour, which kicks off August 8 in Seattle.
Credit: Michael Zagaris Last year, Lynyrd Skynyrd members legally blocked the making of a film that ex-drummer Artimus Pyle was helping develop about the band and the 1977 plane crash that claimed the life of singer Ronnie Van Zant and others. Now, however, a Lynyrd Skynyrd documentary sanctioned by the band called If I Leave Here Tomorrow has just premiered at the South by Southwest Festival in Austin, Texas.
Founding Skynyrd guitarist Gary Rossington, who is the main narrator of the movie, tells Yahoo Entertainment that the project offers a more positive look at his band than previous documentaries.
"All the other documentaries were negative, and they really didn't show how when we started, we were brothers," maintains Rossington. "We'd die for each other. We grew up together, you know? We were so happy, and it was a family. [Other films] made it sound like we were all mad at each other."
The 66-year-old rocker also says that watching the flick was very emotional for him and his family.
"I won't be shy to say I cried a few times -- you can't not, if you were part of it," Gary admits. "My daughters were all crying. They made me cry."
Of course, the movie delves into the aforementioned plane crash, which also took the lives of guitarist Steve Gaines and his sister, backing singer Cassie Gaines. One scene revisits the site of the crash, although Rossington -- who was seriously injured in the incident -- had no interest in going back.
"No. I've already been there," says Gary."
In spite of all the tragedy that has befallen Skynyrd, Rossington says he doesn't believe the band was cursed.
"We let life pick us up and shake us and squeeze us, and we tasted it," he maintains, "so I'm happy."