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Anthony Harvey/Getty ImagesPaul McCartney just got back together with his fellow surviving Beatles band mate Ringo Starr to lend his bass talents to the drummer's upcoming solo album. Starr revealed the exciting news by posting a photo of him and McCartney together in the studio on Sunday on his official Twitter feed, along with a message that reads, "Thanks for coming over man and playing Great bass. I love you man peace and love."

Ringo also tweeted a second photo that day apparently from the same session revealing that his brother-in-law Joe Walsh joined him and Sir Paul. "[W]hat a day I'm having peace and love," Starr declares in a note accompanying the pic.

The last time McCartney contributed to one of Starr's albums was on 2010's Y Not. On that record, Paul played bass on the song "Peace Dream" and added vocals to the tune "Walk with You."

Meanwhile, Ringo has posted a series of tweets during the past week or so revealing some of the other guest musicians who have been joining him in the studio while he makes his forthcoming album. Among them are Eagles bassist Timothy B. Schmit, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers keyboardist Benmont Tench, Mr. Mister frontman and current All Starr Band member Richard Page and acclaimed session bassist Nathan East.

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Vinnie Zuffante/Getty ImagesKurt Cobain would've celebrated his 50th birthday today, and his daughter Frances Bean Cobain has shared a message to her late father to mark the occasion.

"Today would have been your 50th birthday," Frances writes in an Instagram post. "You are loved and you are missed. Thank you for giving me the gift of life. Forever your daughter, Frances Bean Cobain."

Cobain was born February 20, 1967. The iconic Nirvana frontman died by suicide at age 27 on April 5, 1994.

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Frank Micelotta/Getty ImagesKurt Cobain would've celebrated his 50th birthday today. The iconic Nirvana frontman was born February 20, 1967 in Aberdeen, Washington.

Cobain co-founded Nirvana in 1987 with bassist Krist Novoselic. The band released their debut album, Bleach, in 1989. Nevermind, Nirvana's gigantic breakthrough smash album, and the first with Dave Grohl on drums, arrived two years later. Nirvana released what would be their final album, In Utero, in 1993.

On April 8, 1994, Cobain was found dead at his home in Seattle. His death was ruled a suicide, though conspiracy theories continue to persist. He's survived by his wife, Courtney Love, and his daughter, Frances Bean Cobain.

Nirvana was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2014. Novoselic and Grohl played together during the induction ceremony with a variety of female singers, including Lorde, Joan Jett, Kim Gordon and St. Vincent, handling lead vocals.

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Credit: Oliver EclipseThe time has come for Midnight Oil to tour the globe again. The veteran Australian rockers have announced plans for their first world tour in more than two decades -- "The Great Circle 2017" trek. The outing, which will begin and end in their hometown of Sydney, will include a North American leg running from a May 5 show in Atlanta to a June 2 concert in Vancouver, Canada.

In conjunction with the tour, Midnight Oil is releasing three archival box sets -- The Full Tank, The Overflow Tank and The Complete Vinyl Collection. The The Full Tank features remastered CD versions of all of the band's albums and EPs, while The Overflow Tank contains more than 14 hours of rare and unreleased audio and video spread across four CDs and eight DVDs. Both packages will be housed in replica water tanks similar to the one that was part of the stage set at many Midnight Oil shows. The Complete Vinyl Collection, the band's first comprehensive vinyl set, will include remastered editions of 11 of the group's LPs plus two 12-inch EPs. The box sets are available for pre-order now in various combinations and packages at Midnight Oil's online store.

Midnight Oil last toured in 2002, and the only shows the band played since then were a handful of concerts in Australia in 2005 and 2009. The band scored a top 20 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1987 with "Beds Are Burning," and also reached #1 on the Billboard rock charts with "Blue Sky Mine" and "Forgotten Years" in 1990. The group's members are known for their outspoken support of environmental and social causes, while Midnight Oil frontman Peter Garrett served in the Australian parliament from 2003 to 2014.

Here are all of the band's North American dates:

5/6 -- Atlanta, GA, Center Stage
5/9 -- Silver Spring, MD, The Filmore
5/11 -- Boston, MA, House of Blues
5/13 -- New York City, NY, Webster Hall
5/16 -- Glenside, PA, Keswick Theatre
5/18 -- Chicago, IL, The Vic
5/20 -- Toronto, ON, Canada, Danforth Theatre
5/23 -- Denver, CO, Paramount Theatre
5/25 -- Los Angeles, CA, The Wiltern
5/27 -- Oakland, CA, Fox Theatre
5/29 -- Portland, OR, Revolution Hall
5/31 -- Seattle, WA, Moore Theatre
6/2 -- Vancouver, BC, Canada, The Commodore

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ABC/Randy HolmesMetallica's "Halo on Fire" video stars a young woman who enters an underground fight club while a circle of metal fans cheer her on. For a look at how all that came together, Metallica has shared a behind-the-scenes clip detailing the making of the video, which you can watch now on YouTube.

"Halo on Fire" is a track from Metallica's new album, Hardwired...to Self-Destruct. The band created a video for every single track on the album.

Metallica will be touring stadiums across North America in support of Hardwired...to Self-Destruct this spring and summer, starting May 10 in Baltimore.

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Credit: Steve KerosThe trailer for Song to Song, reclusive director Terrence Malick's new film about the Austin music scene, has been released. The clip features quick cameos from Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea and Iggy Pop, both of whom appear in the film.

Along with Flea and Pop, Song to Song also features appearances from the rest of the Chili Peppers, plus Patti Smith, Florence the Machine and Lykke Li. The film stars Ryan Gosling, Rooney Mara, Natalie Portman and Michael Fassbender.

Song to Song will premiere on the opening night of the South by Southwest festival on March 10.

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Sub PopSoundgarden has shared a remixed version of their song "Flower," which will appear on the forthcoming reissue of the band's 1988 debut album, Ultramega OK. You can listen to the new take on "Flower" now via YouTube.

The Ultramega OK reissue will be released March 10. The 19-track collection features a remixed version of the original album, plus "early versions" of six songs.

For Soundgarden, remixing Ultramega OK has been a goal decades in the making. When the album was originally released, the band wasn't happy with the final mix, and planned to remix it for subsequent pressings. However, their career took off shortly after, and the remix project fell through the cracks. They were able to pick it up again in 2016 after reacquiring the original Ultramega OK multi-track tapes.

Soundgarden is currently working on their seventh studio album, the follow-up to their 2012 comeback effort King Animal. They'll be headlining a number of music festivals this spring, including Carolina Rebellion, Rock on the Range and Rocklahoma.

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Frank Hoensch/Redferns via Getty ImagesThe North American rights to a new documentary titled The Quiet One that takes an in-depth look at the life of longtime Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman have been acquired by Sundance Selects, Deadline reports.

The film is in production now and is being made with the full cooperation of the 80-year-old Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, who was a member of The Stones from 1962 to 1993.

The Quiet One will examine the highlights and low points of Wyman's life and career with help from previously unseen film footage and photos shot by the rocker himself, as well as memorabilia he collected over the years. Bill also famously kept a daily diary during his time with The Rolling Stones and beyond that likely is serving as source material for the doc.

"My life has been an extraordinary adventure," Wyman says in a statement. "The time feels right to delve into the archive and tell my story before I croak."

The movie is being directed by Oliver Murray, and is his first feature-length project.

Jonathan Sehring and Lisa Schwartz, co-presidents of IFC Films/Sundance Selects, say in a statement, "Bill Wyman is legendary not only because of the fact that he was a founding member of the Rolling Stones but also because he had unfettered access to the extraordinary world of rock 'n' roll over several decades."

The statement adds that the two are "thrilled" to "let the world see this amazing behind-the-scenes imagery of the rock 'n' roll era."

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ABC/Randy HolmesKirk Hammett is parting ways with a part of his classic car collection. The Metallica guitarist is selling his 1968 Jaguar XKE Series 1.5 2 2, which you can bid on now via eBay.

"Kirk is a living legend in the music industry,” says Alex Manos, owner of Beverly Hills Car Club, which is handling the sale of the Jaguar. "This car embodies his sense of style and his appreciation for quality."

The car has been repainted a "glossy black" over its original "opalescent silver blue" color. Bids will be accepted until today at 4:45 p.m. ET.

His Jaguar XKE isn't the only big item Hammett has tried to movie lately: according to Curbed San Francisco, the guitarist recently put his home in the city's Sea Cliff neighborhood up for sale.

Hammett and the rest of Metallica will be touring stadiums across North America in support of their new album Hardwired...to Self-Destruct this spring and summer, starting May 10 in Baltimore.

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Courtesy of Live NationLast month, Styx and ex-Eagles guitarist Don Felder teamed up for a brief Las Vegas residency, and now the veteran rock acts will join forces with REO Speedwagon for a major U.S. summer trek dubbed the United We Stand Tour. The outing kicks off with a June 20 show in Ridgefield, Washington, and is mapped out through an August 22 concert in Holmdel, New Jersey.

Styx and REO, who have toured together numerous times over the year, will alternate as headliner throughout the 2017 trek, while Felder will serve as the opening act.

Tickets for the trek will be available to the general public beginning Friday, February 24, at 10 a.m. local time. Pre-sale tickets and VIP packages will be sold starting Tuesday, February 21, at noon local time; visit StyxWorld.com, REOSpeedwagon.com and DonFelder.com for more info.

Styx singer/guitarist Tommy Shaw says of the tour, "Hitting the road with REO and Don Felder is gonna be an unforgettable evening of music for the fans and another chance to hang with these good time friends of ours who love the life as much as we do."

REO frontman Kevin Cronin adds, "REO Speedwagon and Styx together is a head first plunge into the fountain of youth, an unstoppable force of nature. Add the amazing Don Felder to the mix and it's a thundering slam dunk!"

You can check out Shaw, Cronin and Felder in a humorous video promoting the trek at Live Nation's official YouTube channel.

Here are all of the dates for the United We Stand trek:

6/20 -- Ridgefield, WA, Sunlight Supply Amphitheatre
6/21 -- Auburn, WA, White River Amphitheatre
6/23 -- Concord, CA, Concord Pavilion
6/24 -- Los Angeles, CA, Greek Theatre
6/25 -- Paso Robles, CA, Vina Robles Amphitheatre
6/27 -- Salt Lake City, UT, USANA Amphitheatre
6/29 -- Denver, CO, Pepsi Center
7/1 -- Tinley Park, IL, Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
7/18 -- Tampa, FL, MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheater
7/19 -- West Palm Beach, FL, Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre
7/20 -- Jacksonville, FL, Daily's Place
7/22 -- Nashville, TN, Ascend Amphitheatre
7/23 -- Alpharetta, GA, Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
7/25 -- Detroit, MI, DTE Energy Music Theatre
7/27 -- Indianapolis, IN, Klipsch Music Center
7/29 -- The Woodlands, TX, Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
7/30 -- Dallas, TX, Starplex Pavilion
8/11 -- Bethel, NY, Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
8/12 -- Atlantic City, NJ, Borgata Event Center
8/13 -- Bristow, VA, Jiffy Lube Live
8/15 -- Gilford, NH, Bank of NH Pavilion
8/16 -- Wantagh, NY, Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
8/18 -- Niagara Falls, NY, Seneca Niagara Events Center*
8/19 -- Mansfield, MA, Xfinity Center
8/20 -- Bangor, ME, Darling's Waterfront Pavilion,
8/22 -- Holmdel, NJ, PNC Bank Arts Center

* = Don Felder won't appear at this show.

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Courtesy of AEG LiveSad Clowns & Hillbillies, John Mellencamp's recently reported collaborative album with country-folk artist Carlene Carter, now has a release date -- April 21. Mellencamp also has announced a full list of 2017 U.S. tour dates in support of the record.

The trek gets underway on June 5 in the Denver suburb of Greenwood Village, Colorado, and winds down with a previously announced September 1 performance at the Champlain Valley Fair in Essex Junction, Vermont. Carter will be joining the heartland rocker for the entire outing, while Emmylou Harris and the Indianapolis-based folk-pop duo Lily & Madeleine will open the majority of the shows. Jewel will step in for Harris at a pair of concerts in Oregon -- on June 10 in Troutdale and June 11 in Bend.

Tickets for most concerts on the tour will go on sale to the general public starting Friday, February 24, at 10 a.m. local time. Pre-sale tickets for Mellencamp.com members and VIP packages will be available beginning Wednesday, February 22, at 10 a.m. For details about specific shows, visit Mellencamp.com and AEGLive.com.

Those who purchase a ticket online also will receive a CD copy of Sad Clowns & Hillbillies.

Here's the full list of dates on Mellencamp's Sad Clowns & Hillbillies Tour with Carter; all shows also feature Harris and Lily & Madeleine unless otherwise noted:

6/5 -- Greenwood Village, CO, Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre
6/7 - Boise, ID, Outlaw Field at the Idaho Botanical Garden
6/8 -- Redmond, WA, Marymoor Park
6/10 -- Troutdale, OR, McMenamins Edgefield#
6/11 -- Bend, OR, Les Schwab Amphitheater#
6/13 -- Saratoga, CA, The Mountain Winery
6/14 -- Saratoga, CA, The Mountain Winery
6/17 -- Murphys, CA, Ironstone Amphitheatre
6/18 -- Los Angeles, CA, Greek Theatre
6/21 -- Grand Prairie, TX, Verizon Theatre
6/22 -- Sugar Land, TX, Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land
6/24 -- Saint Augustine, FL, Saint Augustine Amphitheatre
6/25 -- Boca Raton, FL, Mizner Park Amphitheatre
6/27 -- Atlanta, GA, Chastain Park Amphitheatre
6/28 -- Cary, NC, Cary’s Koka Booth Amphitheatre
6/30 -- Gilford, NH, Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion
7/1 -- Lenox, MA, Tanglewood
7/3 -- Vienna, VA, Wolf Trap
7/6 -- Philadelphia, PA, The Mann Music Center
7/7 -- Bethel, NY, Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
7/8 -- Canandaigua, NY, CMAC
7/11 -- New York, NY, Forest Hills Stadium
8/4 -- West Allis, WI, Wisconsin State Fair*
8/5 -- Davenport, IA, Mississippi Valley Fair*
8/29 -- St Paul, MN, Minnesota State Fair*
8/31 -- Allentown, PA, The Great Allentown Fair*
9/1 -- Essex Junction, VT, Champlain Valley Fair*

# = Jewel will perform instead of Emmylou Harris
* = Emmylou Harris and Lily & Madeleine will not appear.

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Credit: Jimmy KingHBO has acquired the U.S. TV rights to the documentary David Bowie: The Last Five Years.

The BBC Films production aired on BBC Two in the U.K. back in January.  It was directed by Francis Whately as a sequel to the 2013 documentary David Bowie: Five Years.

According to HBO, the movie features rarely seen interviews with David Boiwe, as well as interviews with the late Rock and Roll Hall of Famer's friends and collaborators.  It also features archival footage and audio from the recording sessions for his final albums, The Next Day and Blackstar.

No word yet on an HBO air date.

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Ed Perlstein/Redferns/Getty ImagesIt's regarded by many Deadheads to be the greatest Grateful Dead concert on tape: A show recorded at Cornell University's Barton Hall in May of 1977.  In fact, it's so famous that in 2012 it was added to the Library of Congress' National Recording Registry, even though the show has never been officially released.  Until now.  On May 5, almost 40 years to the day since it took place, The Grateful Dead's legendary Cornell 1977 concert finally will get a commercial release.

Barton Hall, Cornell University -- Ithaca, NY (5/8/77) will be available as a three-CD set or a five-LP vinyl set.  It also will be included in an 11-CD box set, May 1977: Get Shown the Light, featuring Barton Hall and three other shows the band played in the Northeast that month. That box comes with a new book -- Cornell '77: The Music, the Myth and the Magnificence of the Grateful Dead's Concert at Barton Hall (Cornell) -- which also will be made available for separate purchase.

If you can't wait until May, Rolling Stone is streaming a 14-minute rendition of "Morning Dew" from the Cornell show as a preview.

Here's the Barton Hall, Cornell University - Ithaca, NY (5/8/77) CD track list:

Disc 1
"New Minglewood Blues"
"Loser"
"El Paso"
"They Love Each Other"
"Jack Straw"
"Deal"
"Lazy Lightning">
"Supplication"
"Brown-Eyed Women"
"Mama Tried"
"Row Jimmy"

Disc 2
"Dancing in the Street"
"Scarlet Begonias">
"Fire on the Mountain"
"Estimated Prophet"

Disc 3
"St. Stephen">
"Not Fade Away">
"St. Stephen">
"Morning Dew"
"One More Saturday Night"

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Paul Natkin/Getty ImagesLast year, Bon Jovi's landmark album Slippery When Wet marked its 30th anniversary, but this week marks the 30th anniversary of one of it's best-known songs, "Livin' on a Prayer," topping the charts.

The album's first single, "You Give Love a Band Name," hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in November 1986, while "Livin' on a Prayer" reached #1 on February 14, 1987, and stayed there for four weeks.  It's the band's longest-running #1 hit, and its lead characters, Tommy and Gina, have become part of rock mythology. In fact, Jon Bon Jovi namechecked the couple again in the band's 2000 hit "It's My Life."

Slippery When Wet spent eight weeks at #1 and spun off another massive hit, "Wanted Dead or Alive," but "Livin' on a Prayer" remains Bon Jovi's signature song -- and the album is still the band's biggest seller. No wonder Jon claims he still remembers every detail about recording it.

"I don't really sit around listening to it, but Lord knows, I've heard a number of the songs still on the radio quite often," he tells ABC Radio. "And it's almost surreal, because I can picture us in the rooms.  I know why the key change in 'Livin' on a Prayer' happened and I know where. I know every incident that went down. I know why the album cover's a black garbage bag, with my fingers writing 'Slippery When Wet.'"

Jon adds, "I can't remember what I did yesterday, but I remember all of that detail because it changed all of our lives...And I'm so grateful for that moment, but I'm also so grateful that we keep having those moments."

He's not wrong: Slippery When Wet became the first of six #1 Bon Jovi albums, including their most recent release, This House Is Not for Sale.

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Courtesy of UMeThis November will mark the 50th anniversary of the release of The Moody Blues' symphonic-rock masterpiece Days of Future Passed, and to celebrate the milestone the veteran British band will mount a North American tour during which they will perform the classic album in its entirety. The "Days of Future Passed -- 50th Anniversary" trek will kick off June 3 in Rancho Mirage, California, and is plotted out through a July 23 concert in Atlanta.

Each show on the tour will begin with The Moody Blues playing a set of their greatest hits, followed by a full performance of Days of Future Passed.

Days of Future Passed was The Moody Blues' second album, and the first to feature longtime band leaders Justin Hayward and John Lodge. The group came up with the concept of the album after their label requested that they record a rock version of Dvorak's 9th Symphony to test "stereo recording," which was in its early days at that time. Instead, the band devised an original song cycle about "a day in the life" of a person. Days of Future Passed featured The Moodies with accompaniment from the London Festival Orchestra.

The album peaked at #2 on the Billboard 200 chart in 1972, and features two of The Moody Blues' most memorable hits, "Nights in White Satin" and "Tuesday Afternoon." The album has been certified platinum for sales of more than 1 million copies in the U.S.

Hayward says of Days of Future Passed, "My dearest wish is that maybe the album has made the world a better place. It will be a joy to return to it, live."

Here are all of the band's confirmed "Days of Future Passed -- 50th Anniversary" tour dates:

6/3 -- Rancho Mirage, CA, Agua Caliente Casino
6/4 -- Pala, CA, Starlight Theater
6/6 -- Saratoga, CA, The Mountain Winery
6/7 -- Saratoga, CA, The Mountain Winery
6/9 -- Troutdale, OR, Edgefield
6/10 -- Woodinville, WA, Chateau Ste. Michelle
6/11 -- Woodinville, WA, Chateau Ste. Michelle
6/17 -- Los Angeles, CA, Hollywood Bowl
6/18 -- Murphys, CA, Ironstone Amphitheatre
6/20 -- Englewood, CO, Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre
6/27 -- Minneapolis, MN, Orpheum Theatre
6/28 -- Milwaukee, WI, Milwaukee Summerfest
6/30 -- Highland Park, IL, Ravinia Park
7/1 -- Kettering, OH, Fraze Pavilion for the Performing Arts
7/2 -- Northfield, OH, Hard Rock Live
7/6 -- Toronto, ON, Canada, Sony Centre for Performing Arts
7/7 -- Toronto, ON, Canada, Sony Centre for Performing Arts
7/9 -- Wallingford, CT, Toyota Presents the Oakdale Theatre
7/10 -- Boston, MA, Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
7/12 -- Wantagh, NY, Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
7/13 -- Holmdel, NJ, PNC Bank Arts Center
7/15 -- Philadelphia, PA, Mann Center for the Performing Arts
7/16 -- Saratoga Springs, NY, Saratoga Performing Arts Center
7/18 -- Bethlehem, PA, Sands Bethlehem Events Center
7/19 -- Baltimore, MD, Pier 6 Pavilion
7/20 -- Vienna, VA, Wolf Trap for the Performing Arts
7/22 -- Nashville, TN, Ryman Auditorium
7/23 -- Atlanta, GA, Chastain Park Amphitheatre

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Credit: David J HoganAfter The Rolling Stones' Exhibitionism display ends its run at New York City's Industria Gallery on March 12, the expansive and interactive exhibit will be moving to Chicago. The band has announced that Exhibitionism will reopen at the Windy City's Navy Pier on April 15, and will remain at that location until July 30.

Tickets for the Chicago edition of the exhibit will go on sale to the public at StonesExhibitionism.com on Friday, February 24, at 10 a.m. CT, while special early-bird VIP tickets will be available for a 25-percent discount from now until Tuesday, February 21.

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel says of Exhibitionism, "This world-class exhibit brings full-circle a journey that began more than 50 years ago when a burgeoning British band came to Chicago to record in the same studio as their idols Muddy Waters, Bo Diddley and Howlin' Wolf. Since then we have seen the Rolling Stones return for countless legendary concerts, and in the process become living legends, spreading Chicago's cultural vibrancy throughout the world."

Exhibitionism was put together with the full cooperation of The Rolling Stones. The attraction features various themed areas incorporating a massive collection of memorabilia, including more than 500 rare artifacts. The exhibit also includes unheard audio tracks, rare video clips, film presentations and more. Among the films are a 3-D flick that treats the viewer to a band's-eye view of one of The Stones' recent performances.

The exhibit premiered at London's Saatchi Gallery in April 2016, and ran there until September. It had its New York City opening in November. Incidentally, New York's Industria Gallery has been offering discounted tickets to Exhibitionism during its final weeks there.

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Michael Hickey/Getty ImagesBritish publisher John Blake claims he has a copy of an unpublished memoir Mick Jagger penned in the early '80s that the Rolling Stones frontman doesn't want to release. Blake has written a piece about the alleged book for U.K.'s The Spectator in which he share its history and some of the anecdotes that appear in it.

Blake, who says he was given the 75,000-word manuscript by a mutual friend of Jagger's about three years ago, describes the book as "a little masterpiece…a perfectly preserved time capsule written when the Stones had produced all their greatest music but still burned with the passion and fire of youth and idealism."

Among the interesting stories that allegedly appear in the book are Mick's recollections of buying the historic mansion Stargroves while he was high on LSD, and of visiting his family after a long and debauched Rolling Stones tour and being greeted by his mother, who simply complained about his shaggy hair.

Blake also says Jagger discussed his love-hate relationship with Keith Richards, maintaining that Mick described his longtime musical partner as "always late, always smashed, but 'a creative genius.'"

According to Blake, respected U.K. publisher Lord Weidenfeld convinced a reluctant Jagger to write the autobiography in an attempt to get his own story out to the public, following a wave of unauthorized books. Jagger initially accepted a one million-pound advance to write the memoir, but reportedly struggled with the project and eventually abandoned it.

After Blake received the manuscript, he says, he reached out to Jagger's manager about finally publishing it and was told that Mick was initially open to it. However, he says, the rock legend became sidetracked by various projects and eventually decided he never wanted the book to be released.

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Dave J Hogan/Getty ImagesFormer Pink Floyd singer/bassist Roger Waters has revealed the name of his long-awaited new solo album, Is This the Life We Really Want? Waters has posted a brief video on his official Facebook page and YouTube channel announcing the title of the record and reporting that it will be "coming soon."

The clip also features a musical snippet apparently from one of the album's new songs. The melodic, melancholy-sounding tune includes what sounds like clips of various vintage British radio news reports.

In other news, Waters reunited with founding Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason on Thursday at London's Mayfair Hotel at a special event celebrating the upcoming Floyd-themed exhibition "Their Mortal Remains," which opens May 13 at the Victoria & Albert Museum. The exhibit, which will run through October 1, coincides with the 50th anniversary of the release of Pink Floyd's first recordings. The display boasts more than 350 artifacts from the group and its members, including rare photos and videos, stage sets, instruments and much more.

TeamRock.com reports that among the interesting items featured in the exhibition is a cane that Waters was punished with by the headmaster of the high school he attended and who served as the basis for a character in The Wall.

During the Q&A event, Waters and Mason were asked whether a reunited Pink Floyd might ever play the U.K.'s famed Glastonbury Festival. Mason said, "It'd be fun to do it. But I don't think it's very likely," while Waters dismissed the question about a Floyd reunion, saying, "It's so dull."

Waters also said that he would consider staging a performance of The Wall at the U.S.-Mexico border in protest of President Trump's plan to build a wall there.

For more information about the exhibit, visit PinkFloydExhibition.com.

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ABC/Randy HolmesMetallica will spend their summer playing stadiums across the U.S. on their first full-length North American tour in eight years, in support of their new album Hardwired...to Self-Destruct, and drummer Lars Ulrich promises the shows will be "awesome."

"I'm just excited about the fact that that's still possible to go out and play stadiums 36 years into a career and that people give a s***," Ulrich tells Rolling Stone.

As for the tour's production, Ulrich says he and Metallica have "a couple of things up our sleeves."

Says Ulrich, "It's big and it's just f****** crazy and overwhelming and there are a few bells and whistles that are gonna make it unique."

He adds, "You want to make the shows into events. We've got a few things, obviously, that are tied into the record and a few different bits and tugs that's gonna make it fun."

Metallica's North American stadium tour kicks off May 10 in Baltimore. Avenged Sevenfold, Volbeat and Gojira will provide support on the tour.

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Monarch PublishingDeanna Adler, the mother of original Guns N' Roses drummer Steven Adler, has just published a book that focuses on her son's long, harrowing battle with heroin addiction and alcohol abuse, which led him to be fired from the famous band he helped found. Sweet Child of Mine: How I Lost My Son to Guns N' Roses features Deanna's candid account of Steven's ascent to rock superstardom with GN'R, his struggle with addiction and his fight to get clean and sober.

Along the way, Mrs. Adler reveals, Steven went to rehab 25 times and attempted suicide multiple times, as well as suffering two heart attacks and a debilitating stroke. The book also delves into the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer's issues with prescription medications, including sleeping pills and pain pills, which Deanna claims were facilitated by Steven's rehab doctor. In the memoir, she reveals that her son's doctor was the same physician that was prescribing medication for Prince at the time of the legendary entertainer's death.

Sweet Child of Mine inevitably offers a positive message in which Deanna points out that she never gave up hope that her son could overcome his drug issues. Steven apparently is now clean, and last year he made a few guest appearances on Guns N' Roses' Not in This Lifetime Tour.

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