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ABC/Randy HolmesThis past Father's Day, Chris Cornell's daughter Toni shared a recording of her and her late father covering the Prince-penned song "Nothing Compares 2 U," popularized by Sinead O'Connor. It's now available for download, and Toni announced that her proceeds will be donated to the International Rescue Committee, a humanitarian aid and relief organization.

"My father taught me to be a voice for others who don't have one," says Toni. "Especially with the tragic events happening today, where children are being separated from their parents at the border, it is not okay. Please help us keep the promise (on behalf of the world's most vulnerable children) for my father."

The Cornell family has previously worked closely with the International Rescue Committee, and Chris donated his proceeds from his song "The Promise," which was released two months before his death in May 2017, to the organization.

Toni's announcement comes a day before World Refugee Day, June 20, which was also an important day for her father. The video for "The Promise" was released posthumously on last year's World Refugee Day, which Chris had requested prior to his death.

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Credit: Mads PerchRobert Plant and his current band, The Sensational Space Shifters, are one of the headliners for the ninth annual LouFest, taking place September 8 and 9 in St. Louis.

Veteran alt-rockers Modest Mouse also will headline the 2018 edition of the festival, which will be held in Forest Park. In addition, the lineup includes Michael McDonald, Gary Clark Jr., recent Neil Young backing band Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real and many more.

Tickets for the festival are on sale now. For the full lineup and to buy tickets, visit LouFest.com.

Plant and The Sensational Space Shifters currently are on a North American tour leg that winds down with a June 29 performance at the Vancouver International Jazz Festival in Vancouver, Canada. The Led Zeppelin singer and his group also have three previously announced festival appearances lined up in September.

Here are all of Plant and company's upcoming North American shows:

6/19 -- Vail, CO, Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater
6/21 -- Berkeley, CA, The Greek Theatre at UC Berkeley
6/23 -- Stateline, NV, Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harveys
6/24 -- Pasadena, CA, Arroyo Seco Weekend
6/26 -- Troutdale, OR, Edgefield
6/27 -- Redmond, WA, Marymoor Park Amphitheatre
6/29 -- Vancouver, BC, Canada, Vancouver International Jazz Festival
9/8-9 -- St. Louis, MO, LouFest - Forest Park
9/15 -- Telluride, CO, Telluride Blues & Brews Festival
9/16 -- Del Mar, CA, KAABOO Del Mar
9/23 -- Louisville, KY, Bourbon & Beyond

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Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for iStarBruce Springsteen was on hand Monday night to help celebrate the official re-opening of Asbury Lanes, a recently restored bowling alley and music venue in Asbury Park, New Jersey.

Rolling Stone reports that, as had been announced, The Boss performed at the event with The Tangiers Blues Band, a group featuring frequent Springsteen photographer Danny Clinch on harmonica and occasional vocals.

As seen in a video posted on the Asbury Park Press website, Springsteen initially hit the stage to introduce The Tangiers Blues Band, and also expressed his happiness about how Asbury Park has re-emerged as a thriving seaside community during the last decade or so.

"It's been a joy watching what's been happening in town over the past 10, 15 and 20 years," Bruce told the crowd. "I walk down the boardwalk now, I feel like the Ghost of Christmas Past. But that's OK, because it's fun to watch Asbury's future unfold in front of me."

According to Rolling Stone, Springsteen joined The Tangiers Blues Band a few songs into their set, and they proceeded to play renditions of Huey "Piano" Smith's "Rockin' Pneumonia and the Boogie Woogie Flu," the Muddy Waters classic "I Just Want to Make Love to You," and the 1940 Don Raye hit "Down the Road a Piece." The latter tune is a song that Bruce has been playing live since the early 1970s.

Bringing their set to a close was a brief version of the Isley Brothers and Beatles hit "Twist and Shout."

Proceeds raised by the event, which was actually headlined by Portugal.The Man, will benefit the Boys and Girls Club of the Monmouth County, New Jersey. Asbury Lanes has pledged $125,000 to the charity on Bruce's behalf.

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Rocketman, the long-awaited film about the life of Elton John, finally starts filming in London this July and August. The man who'll portray Elton -- actor Taron Egerton -- says it takes a lot of preparation to play a real-life legend.

Speaking to Women's Wear Daily, Egerton, who first met Elton when they both appeared in the movie Kingsman: The Golden Circle, says, "There will be lots of singing and dancing and I am spending my time with Elton John, to emulate him and capture his mannerisms."

Egerton also reveals, "I am watching old footage and performances from when he was between 17 and 35, adding, "I hope to do him justice."

While Egerton is playing Elton between the ages of 17 and 35, the movie still needs someone to portray Elton as a kid and as an adolescent.  A casting call just went out for those roles, asking for "two boys who are smart, quick-witted and talented actors" who can speak in a London accent.

One boy will play 6-year-old Elton, and he'll be required, oddly, to sing "The Bitch Is Back" -- maybe because the first line of the song is "I was justified/when I was five."

The second boy will portray Elton from the age of 12 to 14.  His voice must have changed, but he can't be any taller than 5 feet, 4 inches. He'll be required to sing "Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting" and "I Want Love."

Rocketman, directed by Dexter Fletcher -- who also co-directed the forthcoming Queen and Freddie Mercury biopic Bohemian Rhapsody -- will arrive in theaters May 17, 2019. The script was written by Lee Hall, who collaborated with Elton on the hit musical Billy Elliot.

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Beep beep'm beep beep, yeah! Paul McCartney's recently announced "Carpool Karaoke" appearance airs Thursday on The Late Late Show with James Corden, and now there's a first look at the segment posted on YouTube.

The clip begins with Corden in a car talking to an anonymous friend on his cellphone, a conversation that suspiciously resembles the lyrics to The Beatles' "Help!"

"Hey, mate! I'm in Liverpool and I'm wondering if you can help," Corden says. "I need somebody. Not just anybody. Can you please, please help me?"

As Corden talks, a series of messages flash across the screen that read, "This week…The best selling artist of all time…Over 1 billion worldwide record sales…18 Grammys…One carpool…It's finally here."

Suddenly, we see McCartney and Corden driving in the car as they appropriately belt out the Beatles classic "Drive My Car." The clip ends with the message: "Carpool Karaoke with Paul McCartney this week on The Late Late Show with James Corden in London."

As previously reported, McCartney and Corden visited Paul's hometown of Liverpool, U.K., on Saturday, June 9, to record the "Carpool Karaoke" segment. In a new video interview with People TV, Corden says of the experience, "I'll never, ever forget it. It was the most incredible day I've ever had."

Corden explains that while he didn't feel intimidated singing along with McCartney, the fact that Sir Paul agreed to do the segment made him think "of just how far our show has traveled in a sense that…a genuine icon, a living legend like that would go, 'Yeah, I'll come and [do that.]'"

Corden adds, "We've got some really big bits planned, and I just can't wait for people to see it."

The Late Late Show airs on CBS at 12:37 a.m. ET.

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Capitol RecordsAfter several days of teases on social media, Paul McCartney has announced that he's releasing not one but two new songs on Wednesday.

Described as a double A-side single, the two songs are the first tastes of a new studio album that Macca will release later this year.  One song, "I Don't Know," is described as a "soul-soothing ballad," while the other song, "Come On to Me," is described as a "raucous" and "rocking" "stomper."

The Beatles legend debuted "Come On to Me" during his surprise gig for 50 people at Liverpool's Philharmonic Pub, footage of which will air this week on The Late Late Show with James Corden.

Sir Paul's new album is due this fall, and more details will be announced soon.

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From the album cover shoot for Aladdin Sane, 1973 (Brian Duffy/Photo Duffy © Duffy Archive & The David Bowie Archive)Good news for David Bowie fans who live in the New York area or are planning to visit soon: The Brooklyn Museum of Art has added two viewing days for its David Bowie Is exhibit, on Monday, July 9, and Tuesday, July 10.  The expansive exhibit that salutes the influential rocker's multifaceted career closes on July 15.

"David Bowie Is" features more than 300 items from the late Rock & Roll Hall of Famer's archives, spanning his teenage years to his death at age 69 in January 2016. They include stage costumes, instruments, handwritten set lists and lyrics, personal sketches, set designs, diary entries and more.

The exhibition, which debuted in London in March of 2013,  opened at Brooklyn Museum on March 2, after visiting 11 other cities. This Wednesday, June 20, the Brooklyn Museum is expecting the exhibit's two millionth overall visitor to the exhibit.

That lucky attendee will be presented with an exclusive package that includes a signed lithograph of a Bowie self-portrait used on the cover of his 1995 album Outside, a limited-edition David Bowie Is book, a pair of high-quality headphones and more.

Meanwhile, a special New York edition of the David Bowie Is book, which features images of items and displays that are featured in the exhibit, is available for purchase now. Only 1000 copies of the limited-edition hardcover book have been produced. This version comes packaged with a 32-page book offering images specifically related to the Brooklyn Museum display, which will be the final stop of the touring exhibit.

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ABC/Craig SjodinPearl Jam has been forced to postpone tonight's show at London's O2 arena, but it's for a very good reason: Frontman Eddie Vedder can't sing.

An announcement from the band reads, "Eddie Vedder has completely lost his voice. He is on vocal rest for the next few days in an effort to heal and perform the remainder of the tour dates.  It's the first time ever having to postpone a show for this reason. Ed and the band are [devastated] thinking of all the folks who have traveled and made plans."

"Sending their biggest apologies out to everyone," the statement continues. "And huge gratitude for all the continued support."

The announcement goes on to say that the band is working on rescheduling the date for mid-July, and tickets for tonight's show will be transferable to that date.

Pearl Jam's European tour is expected to resume Friday, June 22 in Milan, Italy.

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Credit: Danny ClinchA rare set of early lyrics to "Born to Run" handwritten by Bruce Springsteen while he was working on the song is up for bid as part of an online auction organized by Sotheby's. The document, which The Boss wrote on one sheet of white, lined paper in 1974 at his home in Long Branch, New Jersey, is expected to bring between $200,000 and $300,000.

The manuscript features many segments that were eventually revised, as well as notes and comments from Springsteen suggesting alternate words and phrases. Bidding on the lyrics began Monday, June 18, and will be open through June 28.

The lyric sheet was acquired by its present owner in December 2013 for $197,000 from the collection of Bruce's former manager, Mike Appel.

The same auction also is offering handwritten manuscripts of two other classic Springsteen songs, "Darkness at the Edge of Town" and "Thunder Road." The "Darkness at the Edge of Town" lyric sheet, which dates from 1977 or 1978, features an almost complete set of finalized lyrics, along with some notes and amendments. It's estimated to sell for between $30,000 and $50,000. The "Thunder Road" sheet dates from 1975 and features the song's first verse, along with some notes and changes. It's expected to bring in between $8,000 and $12,000.

Another item being auctioned as part of the online sale is a proof of the Darkness at the Edge of Town album cover, featuring two photos of Springsteen snapped by photographer Frank Stefanko. It's estimated to sell for $3,000 to $5,000.

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Credit: Pamela LittkyAlice in Chains has added another leg to its North American headlining tour. The fall outing begins October 16 in Salt Lake City, Utah, and wraps up October 28 in Hollywood, Florida.

Tickets go on sale this Friday, June 22, at 10 a.m. local time via AliceinChains.com.

The grunge icons will be touring in support of their forthcoming album, the follow-up to 2013's The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here. The album, whose title has yet to be revealed, is due out this year, and features the single "The One You Know."

Before the fall leg kicks off, the band will launch a summer North American tour August 22 in Vancouver, Canada.

Here are Alice in Chains' fall headlining tour dates:

10/16 -- Salt Lake City, UT, The Depot
10/18 -- Colorado Springs, CO, Pikes Peak Center
10/20 -- Newkirk, OK, First Council Casino
10/21 -- Durant, OK, Choctaw Grand Theater
10/23 -- New Orleans, LA, Saenger Theatre
10/24 -- Birmingham, AL, The BJCC
10/26 -- St. Augustine, FL, St. Augustine Amphitheatre
10/27 -- Orlando, FL, Hard Rock Live
10/28 -- Hollywood, FL, Hard Rock Events Center

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Rod Stewart has added six fall dates to his long-running Las Vegas residency, Rod Stewart: The Hits.

The new shows at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace run from November 21 through December 2 and go on sale this Friday, June 22, at noon PT at Ticketmaster.com or TheColosseum.com. 

Stewart has been performing his show in Las Vegas for eight years now, but he does regular tours as well.  Between his current batch of Las Vegas dates, which end June 30, he'll perform two shows at the Hollywood Bowl with Cyndi Lauper on June 25 and 26.  Then, on July 24, Rod and Cyndi will kick off a summer tour together that's mapped out through September 1.

Stewart also has a trio of headlining shows taking place in late October.

Rod's new Las Vegas concert dates going on sale Friday are scheduled for November 21, 23, 24 and 28, and December 1 and 2.

Here are all of Stewart's upcoming 2018 shows:

6/19 -- Las Vegas, NV, The Colosseum at Caesars Palace
6/22 -- Las Vegas, NV, The Colosseum at Caesars Palace
6/25 -- Los Angeles, CA, Hollywood Bowl
6/26 -- Los Angeles, CA, Hollywood Bowl
6/29 -- Las Vegas, NV, The Colosseum at Caesars Palace
6/30 -- Las Vegas, NV, The Colosseum at Caesars Palace
7/24 -- Hollywood, FL, Hard Rock Casino
7/26 -- Orlando, FL, Amway Arena
7/28 -- Charlotte, NC, Spectrum Center
7/29 -- Louisville, KY, KFC Yum! Arena
8/1 -- Nashville, TN, Bridgestone Arena
8/3 -- Allentown, PA, PPL Center
8/4 -- Atlantic City, NJ, Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall
8/7 -- New York City, NY, Madison Square Garden
8/10 -- Toronto, ON, Canada, Budweiser Stage
8/11 -- Pittsburgh, PA, PPG Paints Arena
8/14 -- Kansas City, MO, Sprint Center
8/15 -- St. Paul, MN, XCEL Energy Center
8/18 -- Noblesville, IN, Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
8/19 -- St. Louis, MO, Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
8/22 -- Denver, CO, Pepsi Center
8/24 -- Phoenix, AZ, Talking Stick Resort Arena
8/26 -- San Diego, CA, Mattress Firm Amphitheatre
8/28 -- Reno, NV, Reno Event Center
8/29 -- Mountain View, CA, Shoreline Amphitheatre
8/31 -- Ridgefield, WA, Sunlight Supply Amphitheater
9/1 -- Auburn, WA, White River Amphitheater
10/20 -- Laughlin, NV, Laughlin Event Center
10/24 -- Boise, ID, Ford Idaho Center Arena
10/26 -- Billings, MT, Rimrock Auto Arena at Metrapark
11/21 -- Las Vegas, NV, The Colosseum at Caesars Palace
11/23 -- Las Vegas, NV, The Colosseum at Caesars Palace
11/24 -- Las Vegas, NV, The Colosseum at Caesars Palace
11/28 -- Las Vegas, NV, The Colosseum at Caesars Palace
12/1 -- Las Vegas, NV, The Colosseum at Caesars Palace
12/2 -- Las Vegas, NV, The Colosseum at Caesars Palace

= with Cyndi Lauper

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Greg Doherty/Getty Images; Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for Barneys New YorkFounding Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee and his son Brandon, whose mother is Lee's ex, Pamela Anderson, have taken their feud to social media, three months after Brandon assaulted his dad at Lee's home.

On Father's Day, Tommy took to Instagram to post a note criticizing Brandon and his other son, prompting Brandon to respond with an angry message that reportedly included a video he shot of Lee after knocking his father out.

In Lee's message, he said his own father taught him "to respect everyone…to appreciate my possessions, and to be grateful for the things I was given." He then noted, "Sometimes I feel like I failed as a father, because my kids don't know the value of things."

Lee added that it's not all his fault "because their mom has…[enabled their] bad behavior...buying them things when they weren't good."

Tommy went on to say, "I love my boys but they can be a******s too."

According to a Perez Hilton tweet, Brandon initially responded by posting an angry Instagram note along with the video of an unconscious Lee.

While the video no longer appears on Brandon's Instagram, the message remains.  It reads in part, "Remember what happened last time you said this s***?…If you think we're so bad (which I can assure you we are not) then you should have showed up to a few more BDays and baseball games."

In a separate Instagram post, Brandon calls out Tommy for airing their dirty laundry in public, and also claims that his dad didn't wish him a Happy Birthday this month, so he shouldn't expect him to wish his dad a Happy Father's Day.

As previously reported, Brandon's altercation with Tommy was prompted by negative comments Lee made about Anderson on social media.

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ABC/Randy HolmesLast week, Metallica was honored with Sweden's Polar Music Prize, also known as the "Nobel Prize of Music." Winners of the prestigious distinction also receive a monetary award of one million Swedish kronor -- currently about $113,500 -- which Metallica is donating to three charities.

According to the Polar Music Prize Twitter, Metallica is donating 50% of the money to the Stockholm City Mission, a charity that assists the homeless, and 25% to the World Childhood Foundation, an organization founded by Sweden's Queen Silvia to help vulnerable children. The final quarter will be donated to Metallica's co-laureate for the 2018 Polar Music Prize, the Afghanistan National Institute of Music.

Sweden's King Carl XVI Gustaf awarded Metallica the 2018 Polar Music Prize during a ceremony in Stockholm last Thursday. Drummer Lars Ulrich and bassist Robert Trujillo were on hand to accept the award at a ceremony that included performances from several Swedish musicians, including Ghost frontman Tobias Forge.

Additionally, Roger Glover and Ian Paice of Deep Purple, whom Ulrich inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2016, read a speech introducing Metallica's honor.

You can watch video highlights from the ceremony now on Metallica.com.

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Credit: Scott UchidaSlash featuring Myles Kennedy & the Conspirators will hit the road this fall on a North American tour. The headlining outing kicks off with a September 13 show a the famed Whisky a Go Go club in West Hollywood, California, and will wrap up October 11 in Boston. Visit SlashOnline.com for ticket info.

The Guns N' Roses guitarist and his solo band will be touring behind their upcoming studio album, titled Living the Dream. The follow-up to 2014's World on Fire is due out on September 21.

In addition to the headlining dates, Slash and company will hit a number of festivals this fall, including KAABOO Del Mar, Louder than Life and Aftershock.

Here are Slash featuring Myles Kennedy & the Conspirators' headlining tour dates:

9/13 -- West Hollywood, CA, The Whisky a Go Go
9/15 -- Phoenix, AZ, The Van Buren
9/18 -- Salt Lake City, UT, The Depot
9/19 -- Denver, CO, Fillmore
9/21 -- Tulsa, OK, Paradise Cove Margaritaville
9/22 -- Thackerville, OK, Winstar
9/24 -- Austin, TX, Stubbs
9/26 -- Houston, TX, House of Blues
9/29 -- New Buffalo, MI, Four Winds Casino Resort
10/1 -- Montclair, NJ, Wellmont Theatre
10/2 -- Silver Spring, MD, Fillmore
10/4 -- Rama, ON, Casino Rama
10/5 -- New York, NY, Pier 17 at South Street Seaport
10/6 -- Uncasville, CT, Mohegan Sun
10/9 -- Huntington, NY, Paramount
10/10 -- Philadelphia, PA, Electric Factory
10/11 -- Boston, MA, House of Blues

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Credit: Brantley GutierrezFoo Fighters seemingly got a sign of approval from the universe during their show at the Pinkpop festival in the Netherlands Saturday. Just as Taylor Hawkins finished the drum solo during the band's performance of "Monkey Wrench," what appeared to be a meteorite flew across the sky.

The Foos tweeted a video of the cosmic coincidence, along with lyrics from the band's recent single, "The Sky Is a Neighborhood": "A star burned out. The sky IS a neighborhood."

The International Meteor Organization received more than 90 reports of the fireball from countries including the Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland, Germany and France.

To make the meteorite sighting even more fitting, the name "Foo Fighters" comes from a term Allied pilots would use for UFOs or other mysterious aerial phenomena during World War II. Perhaps it wasn't a coincidence, after all.

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Mary McCartney/MPL CommunicationsPaul McCartney recently performed for about 50 people at a Liverpool pub while recording a "Carpool Karaoke" segment for an episode of The Late Late Show with James Corden airing this week.  Saturday, the rock legend played at a similarly intimate gathering. TMZ reports that the former Beatle was attending the wedding reception of one of his wife's relatives on Long Island, New York, when he decided to join the band for a few tunes.

The tabloid website has posted a video clip of McCartney belting out the Beatles classic "I Saw Her Standing There" as party goers dance wildly. According to TMZ, about 300 people were on hand for the event, which took place at Fresh Meadow Country Club in Lake Success, New York. It's understood that the groom was the nephew of Paul's wife, Nancy Shevell.

McCartney currently has even more reason to celebrate: Today marks his 76th birthday. Meanwhile, recent posts on his social media sites suggest that Sir Paul is about to announce details of the new solo album he's been recording. A brief video that was posted Monday on his Twitter feed includes sketches of pyramids and palm trees, along with the words "Egypt Station," which we're guessing might be the album's title. Over the last week or so, various pyramid-like graphics that seem to be related to the new project's cover art have appeared on the websites, as well as photos of McCartney in the studio.

Getting back to that Late Late Show appearance, McCartney's "Carpool Karaoke" segment has been confirmed to air this Thursday, June 21. The Late Late Show airs on CBS at 12:37 a.m. ET/11:37 p.m. CT.

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ABC/Craig Sjodin Back in 1992, Eddie Vedder attempted what might be the most ambitious stage dive in history when he jumped from a camera crane into the crowd during Pearl Jam's set at the Pinkpop festival in The Netherlands. This past Friday, Pearl Jam returned to Pinkpop, and Vedder revealed that he had reunited with the cameraman who operated the crane.

As Vedder explained, he always felt like the cameraman, named Rob, was angry at him for attempting such a dangerous stunt.

"The cameraman, his face, he's looking at me like he's gonna f***ing kill me," Vedder remembered. "And I realized that he probably had every right to do so."

Haunted by the idea that Rob might still be mad at him, Vedder asked a few locals while Pearl Jam was in Amsterdam last week if there was a way he could find him. Turns out there was, and Vedder met up with the now-retired cameraman. Not only that, but Rob revealed that he was never angry at the musician.

"He told me a completely different story than I what I've had in my head all these years," Vedder said. "I thought he was so angry at me, and what he was doing was, if I were to jump on that thing, he had to get other guys to hold the back, the ballast, otherwise I would've I jumped on and we just would've gone down. So...he's not yelling at me, he's yelling to get other guys to hold us up."

"So the whole time...we were working in tandem but we had no clue whatsoever," Vedder continued. "He hasn't been angry at me this whole time, and I just feel so f***ing forgiven!"

You can watch fan-recorded footage of Vedder's story now on YouTube.

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Buddy Guy with The Rolling Stones in 2002 (KMazur/WireImage)Besides being a dynamic performer and singer, Mick Jagger plays a mean harmonica, something the Rolling Stones frontman demonstrates on "You Did the Crime," a song featured on Chicago blues legend Buddy Guy's just-released studio album, The Blues Is Alive and Well.

Jagger's soulful, reverb-drenched blues harp can be heard throughout the track, which you can check out now at Guy's official VEVO YouTube channel. In addition, a short video of Mick talking about his contribution to the song has been posted on Buddy's Facebook page.

As previously reported, The Blues Is Alive and Well also includes a tune called "Cognac," which features Guy trading guitar licks with Jagger's Stones band mate Keith Richards and his fellow British guitar great Jeff Beck.

Regarding why he tapped Jagger, Richards and Beck to be on his new record, Guy tells Billboard, "[I feel] like I owed the British the respect they gave [late blues icon] Muddy [Waters]. In the '60s, when our music was dying, The Stones and their English buddies woke up the world to the blues. They wouldn't play if Muddy wasn't on their show. They were shocked America was ignorant of the geniuses living right here in our own backyard. They saw where the gold was buried and they dug it up."

The 81-year-old Guy has more than 40 upcoming North American concerts on his 2018 schedule. Check out his full itinerary at BuddyGuy.net.

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Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImageDan Aykroyd is mourning the death of Matt "Guitar" Murphy, who passed away Thursday at 88 years old. "The Blues Brothers would not have been what they were without Matt's playing power, stage magnetism and knowledge of music," tweeted Aykroyd "aka Elwood Blues."

The official Blues Brothers Instagram page showed footage of Murphy in action, belting out "Shotgun Blues."

Before and after joining the Blues Brothers -- the band was born of a Saturday Night Live sketch that also featured the late John Belushi -- Murphy played with blues legends including Muddy Waters and Howlin' Wolf.  He played himself in the 1980s The Blues Brothers movie, as a member of the band.

Murphy's nephew Floyd Murphy Jr., with whom Murphy also played, noted his uncle died Thursday evening.  He memorialized his uncle on his own Facebook page, writing: "I can't feel a freaking thing in my body now but I must stay strong cause he was a strong man that lived a long long fruitfull [sic] life that poured his heart out in every guitar solo he took... yes the master is up stairs now with my father and mother, uncle Melvin Murphy, Jimmy Biggins, Eric Udell, Alan Ruben, BB King, Etta James... the list is just way too long folks but there all together again doing what there known for across the world ....love you uncle tell dad hi for me.... May you RIP."

According to Rolling Stone, Murphy suffered a stroke in 2002 that led the music veteran into "semi retirement."

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ABC/Randy HolmesChris Cornell's daughter Toni marked Father's Day by sharing a recording of her and the late Soundgarden frontman covering "Nothing Compares 2 U," the classic track written by Prince and popularized by Sinead O'Connor.

 

The emotional tribute was accompanied by a note from the 13-year-old that read, "I love you and miss you so much. You were the best father anyone could ask for. Our relationship was so special, and you were always there for me. You gave me courage when I didn’t have any. You believed in me when I didn’t. I miss your love everyday."

"Recording this song with you was a special and amazing experience I wish I could repeat 100 times over and I know you would too. Happy Father’s Day daddy, nothing compares to you," concluded Toni.

Cornell died in May 2017 at the age of 52 while on tour with Soundgarden, the legendary Seattle grunge band he fronted. His death was ruled a suicide.

In 2015, Cornell debuted an acoustic version of the song "Nothing Compares 2 U." He also shared a studio version following Prince's death in April of 2016. Cornell went on to perform the song live nearly a hundred times.

Toni also performed Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah" with OneRepublic on ABC's Good Morning America in August 2017 as a tribute to her dad and Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington, who also died by suicide in July 2017.

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