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Gallery Books/Simon & SchusterIn 2007, Nikki Sixx released his memoir The Heroin Diaries, and his band Sixx:A.M. released an accompanying album titled The Heroin Diaries Soundtrack. To celebrate their 10th anniversaries, new editions of both the book and the album will arrive in the fall.

The 10th anniversary edition of The Heroin Diaries will include new chapters and photos, and will hit bookshelves on October 24. Meanwhile, an expanded version of The Heroin Diaries Soundtrack, featuring three "newly re-imagined tracks" from the album, will be released October 27. You can listen to the new take on the single "Life Is Beautiful" now on YouTube.

"Over the last 10 years I've met so many people who have thanked me for The Heroin Diaries and say that it saved their lives," says Nikki. "But the truth is, writing The Heroin Diaries saved my life too."

You can pre-order the 10th anniversary editions of The Heroin Diaries and The Heroin Diaries Soundtrack, as well as a graphic novel adaptation of the book, now via PledgeMusic.com.

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Credit: Gary GershoffCongratulations to REO Speedwagon!  Their 1980 album, Hi Infidelity, recently was certified diamond by the Recording Industry Association of America for sales of 10 million in the U.S.

The band's current lineup -- Kevin Cronin, Neal Doughty, Bruce Hall, Dave Amato and Bryan Hitt -- was presented with a special plaque in celebration of the honor last Thursday during a rooftop ceremony at Sony Music's New York City headquarters.  The event also was attended by the group's manager, Tom Consolo, Hi Infidelity co-producer Kevin Beamish, former MTV VJ Mark Goodman, and executives from the RIAA and Sony's Legacy Recordings.

Released in November 1980, Hi Infidelity went on to spend 15 weeks at #1 on the Billboard 200. The album yielded four hit singles: the chart-topping "Keep On Loving You"; "Take It on the Run," which peaked at #5; "In Your Letter," which reached #20; and "Don't Let Him Go," which ascended to the #24 spot.

In a post on REO Speewagon's official Facebook page, Cronin wrote that he and his band mates wished that founding guitarist Gary Richrath, who died in 2015, could have been at the ceremony, adding that "he was surely there in spirit" and that "[n]one of this would have been possible without Gary."

REO Speedwagon wraps up their United We Rock tour with Styx and ex-Eagles guitarist Don Felder with a show on Tuesday, August 22, in Holmdel, New Jersey. The band has more than a dozen other upcoming tour dates scheduled through a January 28 performance in Detroit.

Here are all of REO Speedwagon's upcoming U.S. gigs:

8/22 -- Holmdel, NJ, PNC Bank Arts Center*
8/24 -- Asheville, NC, Biltmore Estate
9/14 -- Cedar Falls, IA, University of Northern Iowa
9/15 -- Peoria, IL, Peoria Civic Center
9/16 -- Quapaw, OK, Downstream Casino Resort
9/29 -- Cabazon, CA, Morongo Casino Resort & Spa
9/30 -- Las Vegas, NV, Orleans Showroom
10/1 -- Las Vegas, NV, Orleans Showroom
10/3 -- Enid, OK, Central National Bank Center
10/5 -- Huntsville, AL, Von Braun Center Concert Hall
10/7 -- Fayetteville, NC, Crown Complex
11/16 -- Effingham, IL, Effingham Performance Center
11/17 -- Red Wing, MN, Treasure Island Resort & Casino
11/18 -- Waukegan, IL, Genesee Theater
1/28/18 -- Detroit, MI, MotorCity Casino Hotel

* = with Styx and Don Felder.

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Neal Preston/©Queen Productions Ltd.Queen's official website has revealed the actors who'll be joining star Rami Malek in director Bryan Singer's forthcoming biopic about the legendary U.K. band, Bohemian Rhapsody.

Appearing with Malek, who had already been cast as Queen singer Freddie Mercury, will be Gwilym Lee as guitarist Brian May, Ben Hardy as drummer Roger Taylor and Joe Mazzello as bassist John Deacon.

Lee's list of credits includes parts in the British TV series Fresh Meat and Midsomer Murders, as well as in the upcoming movie The Last Witness. Besides acting, Gwilym is a talented musician who sings and plays piano, trumpet and guitar.

Hardy's resume includes parts in the popular British series The Eastenders and the 2015 superhero film X-Men: Apocalypse.

As a child actor, Mazzello was featured in the 1993 flicks Jurassic Park and Shadowlands. As an adult, he appeared in the HBO series The Pacific and in the Oscar-winning 2010 film The Social Network.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Bohemian Rhapsody is expected to begin production in the fall of this year, and is scheduled to get its U.S. premiere in December 25, 2018.

The movie script was written by Justin Haythe, who also has penned scripts for the movies Revolutionary Road and A Cure for Wellness. As previously reported, Singer's directing credits include most of the X-Men films and The Usual Suspects.

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Republic RecordsEarlier this month, Pearl Jam teased their upcoming documentary Let's Play Two, and now we know all the details. Both the movie and its soundtrack will be released in September.

Let's Play Two, directed by Danny Clinch, documents Pearl Jam's two shows at Chicago's iconic Wrigley Field -- the home of singer Eddie Vedder's beloved Chicago Cubs -- last August. A little over two months later, the Cubs won their first World Series in 108 years.

"In my films and photographs, I love to explore the relationship between a band, their fans and the location," says Clinch. "When it happens that the main characters of your film are Pearl Jam, the Chicago Cubs, their fans, and Wrigley Field during a historic moment, you know it's going to be epic."

Let's Play Two will premiere in Chicago on September 27, but that screening will only be available to members of Pearl Jam's Ten Club. The film will hit theaters in select markets nationwide beginning September 29. The Let's Play Two soundtrack will be released that same day.

You'll also be able to watch Let's Play Two on October 13 on FS1 following Game 1 of the Major League Baseball's American League Championship Series. The doc will be available on home video on November 17.

For the full list of screening dates, visit LetsPlayTwoFilm.com.

Here is the Let's Play Two track list:

"Low Light"
"Better Man"
"Elderly Woman Behind the Counter in a Small Town"
"Last Exit"
"Lightning Bolt"
"Black Red Yellow"
"Black"
"Corduroy"
"Given to Fly"
"Jeremy"
"Inside Job"
"Go"
"Crazy Mary"
"Release"
"Alive"
"All the Way"
"I've Got a Feeling"

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Central Press/Getty ImagesLate Beatles producer George Martin's original handwritten music score for the band's classic song "Eleanor Rigby" is up for bid as part of a Fab Four-themed memorabilia sale hosted by Omega Auctions, taking place September 11 in Warrington, U.K., outside of Liverpool.

The document, signed by Martin and the tune's composer, Paul McCartney, is expected to fetch between 15,000 and 25,000 pounds -- between about $19,400 and $32,300 U.S.

The score features musical notation and the song's lyrics written in pencil by Martin, as well as notes explaining that the track was to be recorded at London's Abbey Road Studio number 2 and would feature four violins, two violas and two cellos. Interestingly, none of The Beatles played any instruments on the track.

"Eleanor Rigby" was recorded in April 1966 and was released in August of that year as part of a two-sided single with "Yellow Submarine." It also appeared on the band's Revolver album, and peaked at #11 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Although McCartney has claimed he invented the name "Eleanor Rigby" for use in the song, a tombstone of a woman with that same name who died in 1944 was discovered during the 1980s in the graveyard of the Liverpool church where Paul first met John Lennon. One of the other lots at the auction features the deeds to Rigby's grave, and a small Bible in which she apparently wrote her name. Those items are estimated to sell for between 2,000 and 4,000 pounds, or between about $2,600 and $5,200 U.S.

Omega Auctions executive Paul Fairweather tells BBC News that he thinks it's an "incredible coincidence" that the score and the grave deeds are being sold at the same time.

Visit OmegaAuctions.co.uk for more information.

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Masterworks BroadwayThe stage musical based on the irreverent Nickelodeon cartoon SpongeBob SquarePants, which features original songs by Aerosmith's Steven Tyler and Joe Perry, and other music stars, will open on Broadway in November. In advance of the show's arrival on the Great White Way, an original cast recording will be released September 22 on CD and digitally.

Among the songs featured in the musical is "Bikini Bottom Boogie," which was penned for the show by Tyler and Perry. The production also features a performance of the 1995 David Bowie song "No Control."

Other well-known artists who contributed new tunes to the musical include Cyndi Lauper, The Flaming Lips, They Might Be Giants, Panic! at the Disco, Sara Bareilles, John Legend, Lady Antebellum, Plain White T's and T.I.

A two-LP vinyl version of The Original Cast Recording of SpongeBob SquarePants -- The New Musical will be released on November 3, three days before the show's Broadway premiere at the Palace Theater.

Here is the full track list of the SpongeBob SquarePants musical's original cast recording, along with songwriter credits:

"Prologue"
"Bikini Bottom Day" -- by Jonathan Coulton
"No Control" -- by David Bowie
"BFF" -- by Plain White T's
"When the Going Gets Tough" -- by T.I.
"(Just a) Simple Sponge" -- by Panic! at the Disco
"Daddy Knows Best" -- by Alex Ebert of Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros
"Hero Is My Middle Name" -- by Cyndi Lauper
"Super Sea Star Savior" -- by Yolanda Adams
"Tomorrow Is" -- by The Flaming Lips
"Poor Pirates" -- by Sara Bareilles
"Bikini Bottom Boogie" -- by Steven Tyler and Joe Perry of Aerosmith
"Chop to the Top" -- by Lady Antebellum
"(I Guess I) Miss You" -- by John Legend
"I'm Not a Loser" -- by They Might Be Giants
"Best Day Ever" -- by Tom Kenny & Andy Paley
"Finale: Bikini Bottom Day Reprise"
"SpongeBob SquarePants Theme"

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UMeThe new 10-part documentary series The Vietnam War by filmmakers Ken Burns and Lynn Novick will premiere on PBS starting September 17. In conjunction with the series, a two-CD soundtrack featuring memorable and topical rock, pop and soul songs from the Vietnam era will be released on Friday, September 15.

The Vietnam War: The Soundtrack includes 38 of the 120 songs heard in the series. Among the many classic rock tunes appearing on the album are The Beatles' "Let It Be," The Rolling Stones' "Gimme Shelter," Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young's "Ohio," The Jimi Hendrix Experience's "Are You Experienced?," Cream's "Strange Brew" and Buffalo Springfield's "For What It's Worth."

Other artists featured on the album include Creedence Clearwater Revival, Santana, Bob Dylan, Steppenwolf, Big Brother & The Holding Company, The Animals, and Simon & Garfunkel.

"The Vietnam War era produced some of the greatest, most impactful music ever recorded," say Burns and Novick in a joint statement. "We are grateful that so many artists from the period wanted to be part of the film and now the soundtrack."

The Vietnam War series took 10 years to make and features interviews with dozens of people who lived through and fought in the war, including U.S. military veterans, people who protested the war, and Vietnamese soldiers and civilians from both sides of the conflict. The program also includes rare photos, archival footage and recordings.

An original score to the series, composed by Nine Inch Nails' Trent Reznor and his frequent collaborator, Atticus Ross, will be released as a two-CD and a three-LP vinyl set on September 15.

The Vietnam War series will be available to purchase on DVD and Blu-ray on September 19 at shopPBS.org.

Here are all the songs on The Vietnam War: The Soundtrack:

CD 1
"A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall" -- Bob Dylan
"Hello Vietnam" -- Johnnie Wright
"It's My Life" -- The Animals
"Eve of Destruction" -- Barry McGuire
"Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is a Season)" -- The Byrds
"Masters of War" -- The Staple Singers
"Mustang Sally" -- Wilson Pickett
"Smokestack Lightnin'" -- Howlin' Wolf
"Backlash Blues" -- Nina Simone
"The Sound of Silence" -- Simon & Garfunkel  
"One Too Many Mornings" -- Bob Dylan
"Ain't Too Proud to Beg" -- The Temptations
"Are You Experienced?" -- The Jimi Hendrix Experience
"I'm a Man" -- The Spencer Davis Group
"Green Onions" -- Booker T and The MG's
"Strange Brew" -- Cream
"Waist Deep in the Big Muddy (Live)" -- Pete Seeger
"A Whiter Shade of Pale" -- Procol Harum
"The Lord Is in This Place" -- Fairport Convention
"For What It's Worth" -- Buffalo Springfield

CD 2
"Don't Think Twice, It's All Right" -- Bob Dylan
"Piece of My Heart" -- Big Brother & The Holding Company
"Magic Carpet Ride" -- Steppenwolf
"The Letter" -- The Box Tops  
"Bad Moon Rising" -- Creedence Clearwater Revival
"Soul Sacrifice" -- Santana  
"Tell the Truth" -- Otis Redding
"Okie from Muskogee" -- Merle Haggard
"The Thrill Is Gone" -- B.B "King
"Psychedelic Shack" -- The Temptations
"Ohio" -- Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
"Get Together" -- The Youngbloods
"Gimme Shelter" -- The Rolling Stones
"Tail Dragger" -- Link Wray
"America the Beautiful" -- Ray Charles
"What's Going On" -- Marvin Gaye
"Bridge Over Troubled Water" -- Simon & Garfunkel
"Let It Be" -- The Beatles

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ABC/Fred WatkinsDave Grohl loves playing with his other artists, especially his heroes, though his collaborations are usually in the same zip code, musically. So what happened this weekend might surprise a lot of people.

Stereogum reports that at Japan’s Summer Sonic Festival, Foo Fighters played the Marine Stage while '80s phenomenon Rick Astley performed on the Mountain Stage. A more unlikely collaboration could not have been predicted, but leave it to Grohl to come up with something fun on the fly.

Having only met two minutes prior, they got together during the Foos’ headlining set to perform a rocked-up version of Astley’s worldwide hit “Never Gonna Give You Up.”

Video has surfaced online and Grohl seems positively giddy, saying “This is f****** crazy! I just met him two minutes ago!” As Grohl and the band start up the song, Astley shed his clean cut image and shouted, “Come on you mother******!”

Rickroll, that!

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Courtesy of AXS TVSammy Hagar's Rock & Roll Road Trip will continue on for a third season that will premiere in early 2018.

The new installment of AXS TV reality series will feature 12 episodes, and will include appearances by The Who's Roger Daltrey, The Grateful Dead's Bob Weir, Pat Benatar and her husband/guitarist Neil Giraldo, Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl and singer/songwriter Sarah McLachlan, among others.

Production on the forthcoming season of Rock & Roll Road Trip with Sammy Hagar began earlier this month. The show features the ex-Van Halen frontman traveling to different cities to interview and jam with various well-known musicians.

"It's been a cool surprise how much we're all enjoying the interview part of this show because as artists, what happens on stage or in the music studio is the easy/fun stuff, and the interviews often feel like the work," Hagar says of his series.

He explains, "It's like when the camera lights go on and the questions start, that typical wall or guard is down because it's me on the other end, and not a seasoned journalist asking the questions.  So the flow is organic and it's easy -- to the point where we're both surprised how deep and real the conversations get."

Among the many stars featured on season two of Rock & Roll Road Trip were Metallica's James Hetfield, John Mellencamp, Mick Fleetwood, ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons, Cheap Trick's Rick Nielsen, Motley Crue's Vince Neil, Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith, ex-Eagles guitarist Don Felder, Styx and former Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora.

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ABC/Travis BellThe forthcoming new Foo Fighters album Concrete and Gold is stacked with guest appearances: Boyz II Men's Shawn Stockman, The Kills' Alison Mosshart and even Paul McCartney, who plays drums on the track "Sunday Rain," all appear on the LP. That's not even mentioning the super-secret "biggest pop star in the world" that provides back-up vocals on the record.

While that kind of guest coordination sounds like it would require some degree of preparation, guitarist Chris Shiflett says the Foos never had "any master plan to have all the guests on the album."

"I think it was something that just unfolded as we were working," he tells Singapore's Today. "Maybe [frontman] Dave [Grohl] planned it all, but I don't think he did!"

Even without the guests, the Foos knew that recording Concrete and Gold would be a unique experience when they recruited producer Greg Kurstin, who's worked with pop singers like Adele and Sia, to produce the album. In fact, Shiflett felt that Grohl wanted to rock the boat and change things up as soon as they started recording.

"At the beginning, Dave told everybody: 'Don't bring any of your usual gear, bring a different guitar, a different amp,'" says Shiflett. "So I think he did have it in mind to mix it up and try something different this time."

Concrete and Gold will be released September 15. Foo Fighters will launch a North American tour in support of the album in October.

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Credit: Ross HalfinAerosmith hasn't released any new songs since its 2012 studio album Music from Another Dimension, but that looks like it will be changing soon. In a new interview, guitarist Brad Whitford tells Billboard Argentina that his band recently hit a London studio while they were touring Europe to start recording a new song.

"This song is a musical idea of Joe Perry's," Whitford reveals. "We're doing it very much like we did songs back when we started out. It's a very rock 'n' roll [tune]."

Aerosmith currently is preparing to kick off a fall tour leg of South America and Mexico that will begin September 15 in Quito, Ecuador.

While rumor have circulated that the band may be considering retiring from the road in the not-too-distant future, Whitford tells Billboard Argentina that he thinks the group hopefully has at least "five more years."

He adds with a laugh, "We're going to keep playing until we can't play anymore."

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Tarpan RecordsSantana drummer Cindy Blackman Santana is one busy musician. Not only did she make major contributions to her band's recently released collaborative album with The Isley Brothers, Power of Peace, but she will be putting out her own solo single next week.

The song, "Fun, Party, Splash," which features guitar by her husband, Carlos Santana, will be available for purchase as a digital download on Friday, August 25.

Cindy recorded the track with award-winning producer and songwriter Narada Michael Walden, whose resume includes recordings by Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles and Whitney Houston. You can pre-order "Fun Party Splash" now at iTunes.

Cindy joined Santana in 2010 and prior to that, she had a long stint drumming with Lenny Kravitz. Besides playing drums on Power of Peace, she contributed lead vocals to the song "I Remember," which she also wrote.

Over the years, Blackman Santana also has worked with a wide variety of other well-known musicians, including late Cream bassist Jack Bruce and Living Colour guitarist Vernon Reid in the 2012 jazz-fusion project Spectrum Road.

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Credit: Claude GassianRolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood paid a visit to a BBC Radio show on Wednesday and while there, he gave a little update about the status of his band's next album, while also revealing that the group soon will start rehearsing for its upcoming tour.

"We have some [songs] in the bag," the 70-year-old rocker said. "And I think now that we're getting together again, we'll see what direction things are gonna take."

Wood also reported that The Stones will begin preparing for their fall European trek, the No Filter Tour, next week.

"We always love that," he says of rehearsals. "It's like a family reunion. It's really is good. It's like a meal that goes on for like a month, and we go out on the road and spread that food everywhere." The tour kicks off September 9 in Hamburg, Germany, and is scheduled through an October 25 show in Paris.

Wood also chatted a bit about an upcoming book focusing on his artwork that's appropriately titled Ronnie Wood: Artist, which will be published in the U.S. on October 17.

Ronnie began painting when he was 12, and has become a prolific artist known for his portraits of his band mates and other famous musicians.

He told the BBC interviewer about his continued passion for painting, "It's always a challenge, a bit like the music. You're always improving and you're always experimenting. Every blank canvas is like a challenge."

The book includes an afterword penned by his Rolling Stones band mate Keith Richards. For more details about Ronnie Wood: Artist, visit ThamesandHudsonUSA.com.

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RhinoWhitesnake's hugely successful 1987 self-titled album, which featured the chart-topping smash "Here I Go Again" and the #2 hit "Is This Love," helped make the British metal band rock superstars. Now, in honor of the album's 30th anniversary, a super-deluxe reissue will be released on October 6.

The four-CD/DVD package will feature a remastered version of the album, previously unreleased studio and live recordings, music videos, concert footage, a documentary and more.

The bonus audio content includes live performances from the band's 1987 and '88 tour, demo and rehearsal versions of songs from the album, and new remixes of select tracks.

The DVD contains restored versions of the official videos made for the four singles from the Whitesnake album, including the famous clips starring actress/model Tawny Kitaen -- singer David Coverdale's then-girlfriend -- as well as a 30-minute making-of documentary featuring a new interview with Coverdale; and footage from the band's 1987 tour.

The super-deluxe Whitesnake reissue comes packaged with a 60-page hardcover book boasting rare photos, a lengthy essay incorporating new conversations with Coverdale and a booklet of handwritten lyrics penned by the singer.

Other versions of the 30th anniversary Whitesnake reissue also will be released, including two-CD and two-LP sets featuring select bonus tracks, a standard single CD and digital editions.

The Whitesnake reissue is the first release under a new deal the band has signed with Warner Music Group's Rhino Entertainment division, which brings a good portion of the group's catalog together on the same label.

Here's the full track list of the super-deluxe version of the Whitesnake reissue:

Disc One: Original Album 2017 Remaster
"Still of the Night"
"Give Me All Your Love"
"Bad Boys"
"Is This Love"
"Here I Go Again '87"
"Straight for the Heart"
"Looking for Love"
"Children of the Night"
"You're Gonna Break My Heart Again"
"Crying in the Rain"
"Don't Turn Away"

Disc Two: Snakeskin Boots [Live On Tour 1987-88]
"Bad Boys/Children of the Night"*
"Slide It In"*
"Slow an' Easy"*
"Here I Go Again"*
"Guilty of Love"*
"Is This Love"*
"Love Ain't No Stranger"*
Guitar Solo -- Adrian and Vivian*
"Crying in the Rain"*
"Still of the Night"*
"Ain't No Love in the Heart of the City"*
"Give Me All Your Love"*

Disc Three: 87 Evolutions [Demos and Rehearsals]
"Still of the Night"*
"Give Me All Your Love"*
"Bad Boys"*
"Is This Love"*
"Straight for the Heart"*
"Looking for Love"*
"Children of the Night"*
"You're Gonna Break My Heart Again"*
"Crying in the Rain"*
"Don't Turn Away"*
"Crying in the Rain" (Lil' Mountain Alternate Take Ruff Mix)*

Disc Four: 87 Versions [2017 Remixes]
"Still of the Night" (Remix)*
"Is This Love" (Remix)*
"Give Me All Your Love" (Remix)*
"Here I Go Again '87" (Remix)*
"Standing in the Shadows" -- 1987 Versions, Japanese Mini-Album
"Looking for Love" -- 1987 Versions, Japanese Mini-Album
"You're Gonna Break My Heart Again" -- 1987 Versions, Japanese Mini-Album
"Need Your Love So Bad" -- 1987 Versions, Japanese Mini-Album
"Here I Go Again" (Radio Mix)
"Give Me All Your Love" (Single Version)

DVD
"Still of the Night" Music Video -- Restored and Remixed in 5.1
"Here I Go Again '87" Music Video -- Restored and Remixed in 5.1
"Is This Love" Music Video -- Restored and Remixed in 5.1
"Give Me All Your Love" Music Video -- Restored and Remixed in 5.1
Documentary about the making of 1987 Album*
"Here I Go Again" -- Purplesnake Video Jam*
"Crying in the Rain" -- 1987 Tour Video Bootleg*
Band Intros -- 1987 Tour Video Bootleg*
"Still of the Night" -- 1987 Tour Video Bootleg*

* = previously unreleased.

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Nonesuch/Warner Bros. RecordsWhen Robert Plant earlier this week posted an unidentified instrumental music clip on his official website and Facebook page, the buzz began that it might be a tease for the new album he's been working on with his current band, The Sensational Space Shifters, over the last couple of years. We didn't have long to wait for confirmation. 

The album is titled Carry Fire, and it'll be out October 13, though you can order it now via RobertPlant.com, Nonesuch Records and all the usual digital outlets.  If you order from Nonesuch or Plant's website, you'll score an instant download of Carry Fire's first track, "The May Queen," as well as an exclusive, limited-edition print featuring an image from the album art.  "The May Queen" is also available for download now, with a lyric video for the song posted on YouTube.

Even better news: Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters will tour behind Carry Fire.  No further details yet, other than that the tour will kick off in November.

Carry Fire features 11 tracks in all, and includes guest vocalist Chrissie Hynde on a cover of the 1958 Ersel Hickey song "Bluebirds over the Mountain," which also was previously recorded by Ritchie Valens and The Beach Boys.

Plant first announced he was recording a new album with The Sensational Space Shifters in January 2016. His previous studio effort with the group, Lullaby and…The Ceaseless Roar, was released in 2014.

Here's the Carry Fire track listing:

"The May Queen"
"New World..."
"Season's Song"
"Dance with You Tonight"
"Carving Up the World Again... a wall and not a fence"
"A Way with Words"
"Carry Fire"
"Bones of Saints"
"Keep It Hid"
"Bluebirds over the Mountain"
"Heaven Sent"

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Eagle Rock EntertainmentThis past April, The Who gave a special full performance of its classic 1969 rock opera Tommy at London's famous Royal Albert Hall to raise money for the U.K.'s Teenage Cancer Trust charity. Now, new audio and video packages documenting the concert are scheduled to be released on October 13.

Tommy -- Live at the Royal Albert Hall will be available on DVD and Blu-ray, and as a two-CD set, three-LP package, digital album and digital video. The concert marked the first time ever that The Who played the concept album in its entirety.

The performance was highlighted by a multimedia presentation that included specially created animated segments to accompany various tunes. Following the performance of Tommy, the band ended the show with a set of other Who classics, including "Who Are You," "Love, Reign O'er Me," "Baba O'Riley" and "Won't Get Fooled Again."

The DVD and Blu-ray contain a number of bonus features, including a behind-the-scenes featurette, and a look at the animations for "The Acid Queen" and "Pinball Wizard," synched with the live audio of those songs.

Check out a trailer for Tommy -- Live at the Royal Albert Hall at the Who's official VEVO YouTube channel.

The Who just wrapped up a North American summer tour on with a show Wednesday in Stateline, Nevada. The band also has a series of five South American concerts beginning with a September 21 date in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Here's the full track list of Tommy -- Live at the Royal Albert Hall:

"Introduction"
"Overture"
"It's a Boy"
"1921"
"Amazing Journey"
"Sparks"
"Eyesight to the Blind (The Hawker)"
"Christmas"
"Cousin Kevin"
"The Acid Queen"
"Do You Think It's Alright?"
"Fiddle About"
"Pinball Wizard"
"There's a Doctor"
"Go to the Mirror!"
"Tommy Can You Hear Me?"
"Smash the Mirror"
"Underture"
"I'm Free"
"Miracle Cure"
"Sensation"
"Sally Simpson"
"Welcome"
"Tommy's Holiday Camp"
"We're Not Gonna Take It"

Encore:
"I Can't Explain"
"Join Together"
"I Can See for Miles"
"Who Are You"
"Love, Reign O'er Me"
"Baba O'Riley"
"Won't Get Fooled Again

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RhinoStone Temple Pilots are reissuing their debut album, Core, this fall in honor of its 25th anniversary, and among the dozens of bonus tracks included in the deluxe collection is a recording from the band's July 2, 1993, show in Castaic, California.

Ahead of the collection's release, you can listen to STP's performance of the single "Plush" via the usual digital outlets.

Along with the Castaic recording, the Core reissue features a host of demos, B-sides and other live tracks, including some from STP's 1993 MTV Unplugged performance.

The Core reissue will arrive on September 29, 25 years to the day after the album was originally released.

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ABC/Fred WatkinsLast month, Foo Fighters performed at the historic Acropolis in Athens, Greece. The concert was recorded for the PBS' Landmarks Live in Concert, an interview and performance series hosted by Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith. You'll be able to watch the special for yourself when it airs on Friday, November 10, on PBS.

"We've done some crazy things over the last 20 years," says frontman Dave Grohl in a statement. "But I think this might be the craziest thing the Foo Fighters have ever done."

Adds Smith, "The Acropolis hasn't been rocked that hard in a while -- maybe 2,500 hundred years, give or take. It was an amazing experience, made extra special that I could spend it with my longtime friends, the mighty Foos."

During the Acropolis show, Foo Fighters played songs from throughout their 20-year career, plus tracks from their forthcoming new album, Concrete and Gold, which will be released September 15.

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UMeA new track from Ringo Starr's forthcoming solo album Give More Love -- a twangy, country-flavored tune titled "So Wrong for So Long" -- has been given an exclusive premiere at Billboard.com.

Starr revealed in a promo video for Give More Love that the song, co-written with Eurythmics guitarist Dave Stewart, was the first tune penned for the project, which he originally had intended to be a full-fledged country album recorded in Nashville.

But Starr says that after receiving an unexpectedly good offer for a new All Starr Band tour, he decided to scrap the Nashville plan.

"It was an offer I couldn't resist," he admitted. "That's how I ended up making another album at home [in Los Angeles] and writing all kinds of songs with all kinds of friends -- everybody giving more love, and just letting the music flow."

Among the notable musicians who contributed to "So Wrong for So Long" were Stewart and acclaimed session players like bassist Nathan East, pedal-steel guitarist Greg Leisz and keyboardist Jim Cox.

Ringo tells Billboard that the song was inspired by a phrase someone said to him in 2008.

"I just thought, 'That's a great line,'" he recalls, "and finally turned it into a record, into a track."

Bruce Sugar, Ringo's recording engineer, meanwhile, tells Billboard he thinks the song could possibly get some country radio play, though he notes, "It's a little more traditional than what they're doing now on the radio."

Give More Love will be released on September 15. As previously reported, it also features appearances by Paul McCartney, Joe Walsh, Peter Frampton, Edgar Winter, Toto's Steve Lukather, Eagles bassist Timothy B. Schmit, Mr. Mister's Richard Page, Richard Marx and Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers keyboardist Benmont Tench.

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Myrna SuarezUnlike many other musicians, Billy Joel hasn't expanded his brand into a chain of restaurants, but he may want to check out a new one opening not far from his Long Island, New York, home -- because he inspired it.

The restaurant, in the Long Island town of Roslyn, is currently known as Chalet, but come early October, Newsday reports, it'll change its name to "Vienna," inspired by the Piano Man's classic song of the same name, from his album The Stranger.

New restaurant owner Matt Prince tells the paper that he plans for the eatery to be "a fun spot, where people will hear music they love."  The restaurant's lounge will feature DJs spinning hits from the '80s, '90s and early 2000s.  

No doubt Joel's hits will be on the playlist at Vienna, but it won't be an "Italian restaurant" like the one he sings about in one of his famous songs.  However, the menu will feature small plates and wines, so there'll be no problem getting "a bottle of red" and "a bottle of white."

It's not inconceivable that Billy might drop by Vienna: It's only about 20 minutes from his home in Oyster Bay, Long Island. It's also less than a mile from one of his favorite restaurants, which happens to be in the same town.


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