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Parlophone/Capitol Records/UMeA copy of The Beatles' deluxe 50th anniversary Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band box set that Paul McCartney has agreed to personalize brought in 3,375 pounds, or about $4,500, at a Bonhams memorabilia auction held Wednesday in London. McCartney donated the package to the auction to raise money for two families affected by the terrorist bombing at an Ariana Grande concert this past May in Manchester, U.K.

Sir Paul will personalize the collection for the winning bidder, with the proceeds from the sale going to the families of 14-year-old Eilidh [AY-lee] MacLeod, who was killed in the bombing, and 15-year-old Laura MacIntyre, who was seriously injured in the attack. The two teens were friends from Scotland's Isle of Barra who attended the show together.

According to BBC News, the 3,375-pound figure includes the auctioneers' commission, which also will be donated to the MacLeod and MacIntyre families.

The Bonhams auction also featured a wide variety of other Beatles-related memorabilia. A Valentine Awards 1969 poll form from Disc and Music Echo magazine filled out by John Lennon brought 23,750 pounds, or about $31,700, and an original Lennon drawing from 1965 called "The Fat Budgie" ssold for 22,500 pounds, or about $30,000.

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Courtesy of Rock & Roll Hall of FameThe Rock & Roll Hall of Fame finally wants Bon Jovi -- alive, rather than dead.

The band has been eligible for induction into the Rock Hall since 2009 but only made the ballot once before this year.  In 2017, they not only made the ballot, but they easily topped the online fan poll of nominees.  That gave teh New Jersey rockers more weight going into the final ballot, and Wednesday morning, they were officially announced as inductees into the Rock Hall's Class of 2018.

Frontman Jon Bon Jovi is pretty excited about the news -- he's posted a video online thanking fans for their help in getting the band the honor. 

"Thanks for inducting us into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.  Long time coming but it's finally here!" he said. "We'll see you guys in Cleveland, and thanks for all the memories and all the history we continue to make together."

Guitarist Richie Sambora, who is no longer with Bon Jovi but who will be inducted alongside his former band mates, released a separate statement, saying, in part, "It's certainly an honor to be recognized...and I am thinking about all of my heroes and my peers that have been inducted before me -- it's great to be in that queue. It is the best feeling."

The year's other inductees include Dire Straits, The Moody Blues, The Cars, the late Nina Simone and, in the early influence category, the late gospel/R&B artist Sister Rosetta Tharpe.

The 33rd annual Rock Hall induction ceremony is scheduled for Saturday, April 14, 2018, at Public Auditorium in Cleveland.

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Courtesy of Rock & Roll Hall of FameThe first time was the charm for The Moody Blues.  The veteran British band will be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2018 after being nominated for the first time this year, although they've been eligible since 1989.

The group's classic 1967-1978 lineup will be welcomed into the Rock Hall: singer/guitarist Justin Hayward, singer/bassist John Lodge, drummer Graeme Edge, singer/flutist Ray Thomas, and singer/keyboardist Mike Pinder.

Hayward, Lodge and Edge, who continue to play with The Moody Blues, have issued statements in response to the honor.

"I'm extremely grateful to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, first for creating the supreme temple to all that has brought endless joy into my life since I was a small boy, and now, after all these years, for including us," says Hayward. "It's a privilege to be celebrated in the same building, on the same street even, as my own heroes -- Buddy Holly and The Everly Brothers -- and now, at last, with us, my heroine Nina Simone."

Hayward also thanks the fans, as does Lodge, who calls them "the heart of the Moody Blues -- their faith, support and love have moved mountains. Their voices have been heard."

As for Edge, he also thanks the fans, as well as his peers who voted for The Moodies' induction, and "the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame foundation for putting a cap on my career; one that continues to astonish me with its gifts."

Pinder, who left The Moody Blues in 1978, has posted a message on his official website that reads, "This win is for the listeners of our music.  Thank you for the love and support."

The 2018 Rock Hall ceremony takes place April 14 in Cleveland.

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Credit: Robert KnightJourney guitarist Neal Schon will headline an intimate concert on February 9 at the San Francisco venue The Independent to raise money for North Bay Fire Relief. The charity provides assistance to those affected by the devastating fires that have hit the Bay Area.

Schon will be joined at the show by ex-Santana/Journey singer/keyboardist Gregg Rolie, former Journey drummer Deen Castronovo and veteran hard-rock bassist Marco Mendoza, who currently plays with Dead Daisies and Thin Lizzy. The event has been dubbed "Neal Schon Journey Through Time."

Tickets for the concert will be available this Friday, December 15th, starting at 12 p.m. PT at Ticketfly.com.

As previously reported, Schon has just released his first-ever holiday EP, Ave Maria, which includes new instrumental versions of the Journey classics "Open Arms" and "Faithfully," the Elvis Presley hit "I Can't Help Falling in Love" and the popular Catholic hymn "Ave Maria." Neal has made the title track available as a free download at his official website, NealSchonMusic.com.

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Courtesy of Rock & Roll Hall of FameThe Rock & Roll Hall of Fame has announced its list of 2018 inductees, and they include four enduring bands from the classic-rock world, and an influential jazz-soul singer and pianist.

Next year's Rock Hall honorees in the Performers category are Bon Jovi, The Moody Blues, Dire Straits, The Cars and Nina Simone. The 33rd annual ceremony is scheduled for Saturday, April 14, 2018, at Public Auditorium in Cleveland, where the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Museum is located.

In addition, rock 'n' roll pioneer Sister Rosetta Tharpe will be inducted in conjunction with receiving the Award for Early Influence.

Bon Jovi, The Moody Blues, Dire Straits and The Cars-- in that order -- were the top four vote-getters in the Rock Hall's fan poll picking the favorite nominated artists. Notably, four of the honorees were nominated for the first time ever this year: The Moodies, Dire Straits, Simone and Tharpe.

Bon Jovi is the only new inductee that was eligible for the honor for fewer than 10 years, having first qualified for induction in 2009. Simone and Tharpe have been eligible since the Rock Hall's inception in 1986, The Moody Blues became eligible in 1989, and Dire Straits and The Cars first qualified in 2004.

Leading up to the 2018 ceremony, a week-long series of events will be held at the Hall of Fame and Museum, including an exhibit focusing on the new inductees that will open on April 7.

Information on how the general public can buy tickets for the 2018 Rock Hall ceremony will be announced in January. As usual, an HBO special featuring highlights from the big event will air in the weeks following the ceremony.

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Ben Hider/Getty ImagesPat DiNizio, founder and front man of The Smithereens, has died at 62, the band announced on Facebook Tuesday night.

"It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Pat DiNizio, lead singer and songwriter of the influential New Jersey rock band, The Smithereens - America's Band," the post read. "Pat was looking forward to getting back on the road and seeing his many fans and friends. Please keep Pat in your thoughts and prayers."

The Smithereens had a string of rock hits in the late 1980s and early 1990s including "Only a Memory" and "A Girl Like You."

Fellow Smithereens Jim Babjak, Dennis Diken and founding bass player Mike Mesaros paid tribute to DiNizio on the band's website writing, "Today we mourn the loss of our friend, brother and bandmate Pat DiNizio. Pat had the magic touch. He channeled the essence of joy and heartbreak into hook-laden three minute pop songs infused with a lifelong passion for rock & roll. Our journey with Pat was long, storied and a hell of a lot of fun. We grew up together. Little did we know that we wouldn’t grow old together. Goodbye Pat. Seems like yesterday."

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U.S. Postal ServiceThe United States Postal Service has unveiled a sneak peek at some of the postage stamps it will introduce next year, and among them is one paying tribute to the late John Lennon. The Lennon stamp will be the next installment of the USPS' Music Icons series of "Forever" stamps.

No release date has been announced for the commemorative stamp honoring the Beatles legend. The U.S. Postal Service has issued a number of other Beatles-themed stamps over the years, including one in 1999 that commemorated the Fab Four's 1968 animated flick Yellow Submarine.

Among the other artists who have appeared on Music Icons stamps are Elvis Presley, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Ray Charles, Johnny Cash and jazz singer Sarah Vaughan.

Other notable people who will be honored with new stamps in 2018 include singer/actress Lena Horne, astronaut Sally Ride and children's show host Fred Rogers, a.k.a. "Mr. Rogers."

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Courtesy of MSO PRAerosmith's Joe Perry will celebrate the release of his forthcoming solo album, Sweetzerland Manifesto, with a special concert on January 16 at The Roxy Theatre in West Hollywood, California.

The show, which will take place three days before the album hits stores, will feature Perry teaming up with some as-yet-unannounced musical friends to play new solo songs, Aerosmith tunes and select covers.

General admission tickets for the "Joe Perry and Friends" concert go on sale this Friday, December 15, at 10 a.m. PT via Ticketfly.com.

Sweetzerland Manifesto features collaborations with, and guest vocals by, Cheap Trick's Robin Zander, David Johansen and British blues-rock veteran Terry Reid.

Joe's Hollywood Vampires band mate Johnny Depp, Who touring drummer Zak Starkey and Perry's sons Tony and Roman also contributed their talents to the record, which was executive produced by Depp.

The album's lead single, "Aye, Aye, Aye," was co-written by Perry and Zander, and features Robin on lead vocals. The track can be purchased now as a digital download, and also is available via streaming services.

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Credit: Herring & HerringBillboard's year-end chart for the Top Rock Artists of 2017 saw a number of veteran rock acts land in the top 10.

Metallica was #4, thanks mainly to the popularity of its 2016 studio album, Hardwired...to Self-Destruct, which was #1 on Billboard's Top Rock Albums of 2017 list.

The late Tom Petty and his band The Heartbreakers were #6 on this year's Top Rock Artists tally, while their 1993 Greatest Hits compilation claimed the #10 spot on the Top Rock Albums list.

Closing out the top 10 of Billboard's Top Rock Artists of 2017 list were Guns N' Roses, whose own 2004 Greatest Hits set was #21 on the Top Rock Albums tally.

The #1 act on Billboard's Top Rock Artists list is Imagine Dragons. Here are the magazine's top 10 rock artists of 2017:

1. Imagine Dragons
2. Twenty One Pilots
3. Linkin Park
4. Metallica
5. Portugal. the Man
6. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
7. The Lumineers
8. Coldplay
9. John Mayer
10. Guns N' Roses

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Terence Patrick/CBS ©2017 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights ReservedOn Monday's Late Late Show, James Corden presented his second annual all-star Christmas episode of Carpool Karaoke, featuring all his carpool guests from the past year, including Foo Fighters.

The sequence started with Corden driving with his bandleader Reggie Watts, both wearing ugly Christmas sweaters and Santa hats.

"Should we listen to some Christmas music to get us in the mood?" asks Corden.

"Do we have any?" Watts asks in turn.

Corden answers, "Let's find out."

They break into the holiday classic "Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town" together, then the camera cuts to all of James' guests singing bits of the song, including Dave Grohl and company, plus Sam Smith, Fifth Harmony, Bruno Mars, Pink, Kelly Clarkson, Foo Fighters, Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, Usher, Ed Sheeran, and Harry Styles.

The Foos Carpool Karaoke episode aired this past September. Grohl later said that the experience was "a little uncomfortable."

Last year's Christmas edition of Carpool Karaoke featured Red Hot Chili PeppersColdplay's Chris Martin, Adele, Lady Gaga, Gwen Stefani, Selena Gomez, Demi Lovato, Nick Jonas, Elton John, and Mariah Carey singing Mariah's "All I Want for Christmas Is You."

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Capitol/UMeRemastered editions of two of Ringo Starr's classic early solo albums, 1973's Ringo and 1974's Goodnight Vienna, will be issued on high-quality 180-gram vinyl January 19.

Ringo, which was the ex-Beatles drummer's third studio effort, peaked at #2 on the Billboard 200 and went on to sell more than a million copies in the U.S., making it Starr's highest-charting and best-selling solo album. It featured songwriting, instrumental and vocal contributions by all three of his former Fab Four band mates, and yielded three smash singles -- the chart-toppers "Photograph" and "You're Sixteen (You're Beautiful and You're Mine)," and the #5 hit "Oh My My."

The Ringo album also features the talents of a variety of other famous guest artists, including Harry Nilsson, T. Rex's Marc Bolan, members of The Band, Steve Cropper, Billy Preston, and Martha Reeves.

Ringo's follow-up, Goodnight Vienna, features songs written or co-written by John Lennon, Elton John, Nilsson, Allen Toussaint, and Hoyt Axton. The album reached #8 on the Billboard 200 and was certified gold for sales of 500,000 copies in the U.S. Starr's rendition of the Axton co-write "The No No Song" peaked at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100, while Ringo's cover of the 1955 Platters tune "Only You" made it to #6 on the chart.

Among the many guest musicians appearing on Goodnight Vienna were Lennon, Elton, Nilsson, Cropper, Preston, The Band's Robbie Robertson, Dr. John, and Gary Wright.

Meanwhile, Ringo's 1999 holiday album, I Wanna Be Santa Claus, has just been released on vinyl for the first time. Starr's most recent solo album, Give More Love, hit stores in September.

Here's the track list of the Ringo album, along with songwriting credits:

"I'm the Greatest" (John Lennon)
"Have You Seen My Baby" (Randy Newman)
"Photograph" (Richard Starkey, George Harrison)
"Sunshine Life for Me (Sail Away Raymond)" (George Harrison)
"You're Sixteen (You're Beautiful and You're Mine)" (Bob Sherman, Dick Sherman)
"Oh My My" (Richard Starkey, Vini Poncia)
"Step Lightly" (Richard Starkey)
"Six O'Clock" (Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney)
"Devil Woman" (Richard Starkey, Vini Poncia)
"You and Me (Babe)" (George Harrison, Mal Evans)

And here's the track list and songwriting credits for Goodnight Vienna:

"(It's All Down to) Goodnight Vienna" (John Lennon)
"Occapella" (Allen Toussaint)
"Oo-Wee" (Richard Starkey, Vini Poncia)
"Husbands and Wives" (Roger Miller)
"Snookeroo" (Elton John, Bernie Taupin)
"All by Myself" (Richard Starkey, Vini Poncia)
"Call Me" (Richard Starkey)
"No No Song" (Hoyt Axton, David Jackson)
"Only You" (Buck Ram, Ande Rand)
"Easy for Me" (Harry Nilsson)
"Goodnight Vienna (Reprise)" (John Lennon)

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Neal Schon MusicJourney guitarist Neal Schon is embracing the Christmas spirit with open arms by releasing a new instrumental holiday EP titled Ave Maria.

The four-track collection, Schon's first-ever solo holiday release, includes soaring renditions of the popular Catholic hymn "Ave Maria," Elvis Presley's classic ballad "Can't Help Falling in Love" and two memorable Journey hits: "Open Arms" and "Faithfully."

Ave Maria is available for purchase now at digital retailers and via streaming services. As a gift to fans, Schon also has made the title track available as a free download at his official website, NealSchonMusic.com.

In conjunction with the EP, Neal and his wife, Michaele, have posted a holiday message that reads, "We give the gift of music & peace this holiday season."

In other Journey news, drummer Steve Smith will be playing concerts with three of his jazz projects in early 2018:  Vital Information NYC Edition, Steps Ahead Meets Soulbop and Groove: Blue Organ Trio.

The Vital Information NYC Edition tour is in support of the group's recently released album Heart of the City, which is available at iTunes and at VitalInformation.com.

Here are all of Smith's 2018 tour dates:

1/23 -- Phoenix, AZ, Musical Instrument Museum*
1/24 -- Las Vegas, NV, The Smith Center - Cabaret Jazz Theater*
1/25 -- Las Vegas, NV, The Smith Center - Cabaret Jazz Theater*
1/26 -- Los Angeles, CA, Catalina Jazz Club*
1/27 -- Los Angeles, CA, Catalina Jazz Club*
1/28 -- Los Angeles, CA, Catalina Jazz Club*
1/29 -- Grass Valley, CA, The Center for the Arts*
1/31 -- Oakland, CA, Yoshi's Oakland Jazz Club*
2/1 -- Santa Cruz, CA, Kuumbwa Jazz Club*
2/27 -- New York, NY, Birdland Jazz Club**
2/28 -- New York, NY, Birdland Jazz Club**
3/1 -- New York, NY, Birdland Jazz Club**
3/2 -- New York, NY, Birdland Jazz Club**
3/3 -- New York, NY, Birdland Jazz Club**
3/20 -- New York, NY, Birdland Jazz Club***
3/21 -- New York, NY, Birdland Jazz Club***
3/22 -- New York, NY, Birdland Jazz Club***
3/23 -- New York, NY, Birdland Jazz Club***
3/24 -- New York, NY, Birdland Jazz Club***

* = with Vital Information NYC Edition
** = with Steps Ahead Meets Soulbop
*** = with Groove: Blue Organ Trio.

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Credit: Johnny BuzzerioAlice in Chains will hit the road on a North American headlining tour next year. The trek begins April 28 in Boston, and will hit Toronto, Washington, D.C., New York City, Atlanta and Chicago, among other cities. Visit AliceinChains.com for ticket info.

Along with the headlining dates, Alice in Chains will play a number of festivals next spring, including Carolina Rebellion, Northern Invasion and Rock on the Range.

Here are Alice in Chains' 2018 headlining tour dates:

4/28 -- Boston, MA, House of Blues
4/30 -- Syracuse, NY, Landmark Theatre
5/1 -- Toronto, ON, Canada, Massey Hall
5/3 -- Washington, D.C., Anthem
5/7 -- New York, NY, Hammerstein Ballroom
5/10 -- Atlanta, GA, Coca-Cola Roxy
5/15 -- Chicago, IL, Riviera Theatre
5/16 -- South Bend, IN, Morris Performing Arts Center

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Credit: Watt Casey, Jr.For the second consecutive year, the Steve Miller Band and Peter Frampton will be teaming up to keep on rockin' their fans in concert. After mounting a lengthy North American summer tour this year, the two veteran acts have announced plans for a spring 2018 tour of Canada and the midwestern U.S.

The trek currently features nine confirmed dates, kicking off April 14 in Victoria, Canada, and plotted out through an April 28 concert in New Town, North Dakota. More shows will be added soon.

"2017 was an amazingly beautiful, creative and rewarding music experience for our band and our audience," says Steve Miller in a statement. "The band and production crew are working on creating an even better concert experience for 2018 and plan on wading even deeper into the musical waters. Peter Frampton and I enjoyed last summer. There is so much to explore and we are looking forward to seeing our friends in Canada and the States soon."

Adds Frampton, "Having had such a fantastic tour together last summer, Steve and I decided to keep going this year! Jamming together each night during Steve's set is one of my favorite moments of the evening. Can't wait to get back out there."

Miller recently released a pair of personally curated Steve Miller Band best-of collections called Ultimate Hits, and will be announcing plans for a new album early next year.

Here are all of Steve Miller Band and Frampton's confirmed joint 2018 tour dates:

4/14 -- Victoria, BC, Canada, Save on Foods Centre
4/16 -- Abbotsford, BC, Canada, Abbotsford Centre
4/18 -- Kelowna, BC, Canada, Prospera Place
4/20 -- Calgary, AB, Canada, Scotiabank Saddledome
4/21 -- Edmonton, AB, Canada, Rogers Place
4/23 -- Saskatoon, SK, Canada, SaskTel Centre
4/24 -- Winnipeg, MB, Canada, Bell MTS Place
4/26 -- Sioux Falls, SD, Denny Sanford Premier Center
4/28 -- New Town, ND, Four Bears Resort

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Manticore RecordsA new limited-edition concert album recorded during Emerson, Lake & Palmer frontman Greg Lake's final tour has just been released. Live in Piacenza captures a November 2012 performance at Teatro Municipale in the Italian city of Piacenza as part of Lake's "Songs of a Lifetime" trek.

The show featured Greg playing a variety of ELP's best-loved songs, including "From the Beginning," "Still…You Turn Me On," "I Believe in Father Christmas," "Lucky Man" and "Karn Evil 9." It also included performances of tunes from Lake's pre-ELP stint with King Crimson, "21st Century Schizoid Man" and "In the Court of the Crimson King," as well as covers of the Elvis Presley hit "Heartbreak Hotel," The Beatles' "You've Got to Hide Your Love Away" and Curtis Mayfield's "People Get Ready."

Lake was joined for "Lucky Man" by a trio of respected Italian prog-rock musicians -- Aldo Tagliapietra, Bernardo Lanzetti and Annie Barbazza.

Live in Piacenza is available on CD, as a premium-audiophile double-LP vinyl collection and as a deluxe box set at ManticoreRecords.com. The box set features a clear-vinyl audiophile double-LP, a gold audiophile CD, a DVD containing a documentary about the concert, and such collectibles as photo prints, a poster and sticker.

In his 2016 memoir Lucky Man, Greg wrote that the Piacenza show was an "outstanding memory" for him. He added, "The show at Teatro Municipale was recorded and I decided to release a special collector's edition of it on vinyl. Somehow the event, the feeling of the music and the atmosphere all seem to be suited to being reproduced in this analogue way."

Lake died of lung cancer in December 2016. He was 69.

Here's the track list of Live in Piacenza:

"21st Century Schizoid Man"
"Lend Your Love to Me Tonight"
"From the Beginning"
"Heartbreak Hotel"
"Epitaph"/"In the Court of the Crimson King"
"I Talk to the Wind"
"You've Got to Hide Your Love Away"
"Touch and Go"
"Trilogy"/"Still…You Turn Me On"
"I Believe in Father Christmas"
"Shakin' All Over"
"C'est La Vie"
"People Get Ready"
"Lucky Man"
"Karn Evil 9 (1st Impression, Part II)"

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Credit: Jay BlakesbergFounding Grateful Dead members Bob Weir and Phil Lesh will hit the road as a duo for the first time ever next year for a series of shows in select U.S. cities.

The Bobby and Phil Tour kicks off with a March 2-3 stand at the Radio City Music Hall in New York City, while four other concerts have been confirmed: March 7-8 in Boston and March 10-11 in Chicago.

The shows will feature Weir and Lesh playing memorable Grateful Dead tunes, plus other material, both acoustically and electrically.

The duo trek follows a few events that Bob and Phil played together this year in commemoration of the 40th anniversary of The Grateful Dead's Terrapin Station album. Those performances included sets at the Lockn' Festival in Arrington, Virginia, the Sound Summit festival at California's Mount Tamalpais and at Lesh's Terrapin Crossroads venue in San Rafael, California.

"I guess it was last summer, Phil and I played a little duo show," explains Weir. "We had enough fun so we figured hey, let's do this, let's make a little go of this."

Adds Lesh, "Playing with Bob always brings me great joy. The intuitive playing that we have developed over five decades of creating music together always leads to new realms of musical experience, something that I find especially exciting, and I think that fans of our music will enjoy this new format as much as I do."

You can sign up for pre-sale tickets now through the Ticketmaster Verified Fan program at BobbyandPhilDuoTour.TMVerifiedFan.com. Tickets will go on sale to the general public beginning this Friday, December 15, at 10 a.m. local time at Ticketmaster.

Two-night VIP ticket and travel packages also will be sold. Visit BobbyandPhil.com for more info.

Here are all the dates:

3/2 -- New York, NY, Radio City Music Hall
3/3 -- New York, NY, Radio City Music Hall
3/7 -- Boston, MA, Wang Theatre
3/8 -- Boston, MA, Wang Theatre
3/10 -- Chicago, IL, Chicago Theatre
3/11 -- Chicago, IL, Chicago Theatre

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Interscope RecordsU2 has plenty of experience topping the Billboard 200, and the Irish rockers have just scored their eighth #1 album on the chart with Songs of Experience. The new record notched 186,000 equivalent album sales during its first week of release, 180,000 of which were from traditional album sales.

Both totals are the highest single-week sales figures for an album by any rock act during 2017. Sales of Songs of Experience were boosted by a promotion that bundled the album with tickets for U2's 2018 Experience Innocence Tour, which kicks off in May.

Songs of Experience is the companion album to U2's 2014 album Songs of Innocence, which was first released for free into the library of every iTunes user. It entered the Billboard 200 at #9 when it was commercially released.

U2's most recent, previous Billboard 200 chart-topper was 2009's No Line on the Horizon. They also reached #1 with 2004's How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb, 1997's Pop, 1993's Zooropa, 1991's Achtung Baby, 1988's Rattle and Hum, and 1987's The Joshua Tree.

With Songs of Experience hitting the top spot on the Billboard 200, U2 becomes the first band ever with #1 albums in the 1980s, 1990s, 2000s and 2010s. Three other artists also have accomplished the feat -- Janet Jackson, Bruce Springsteen and Barbra Streisand.

In other news, U2 has released a teaser-trailer for the forthcoming official video for their new song, "Get Out of Your Own Way," which was directed by frequent collaborator Jonas Akerlund. The full video will premiere in the coming days.

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Capitol/UMeThe Beach Boys have just released two new archival digital collections culled from the same period as the band's recent 1967 -- Sunshine Tomorrow compilation, which focuses on recordings the band made during sessions for Wild Honey and Smiley Smile albums.

The first digital collection is titled 1967 -- Sunshine Tomorrow 2: The Studio Sessions. It features 29 previously unreleased tracks, including studio outtakes from the Wild Honey and Smiley Smile sessions, as well as from the shelved Lei'd in Hawaii album that was conceived as a live album but was made up mainly of performances recorded in a Los Angeles studio.

The second new release is called Live Sunshine -- 1967, and it boasts an expansive 109 tracks recorded at concert rehearsals and at various shows that The Beach Boys played in August and November of '67. All of these performances were previously unreleased except for eight tunes that also appeared on 1967 -- Sunshine Tomorrow.

Here is the track list of 1967 -- Sunshine Tomorrow 2: The Studio Sessions:

"Heroes and Villains" -- A Cappella
"Vegetables" -- Track and Background Vocals
"She's Going Bald" -- Track and Background Vocals
"Little Pad" -- A Cappella
"With Me Tonight" -- Session Highlight
"Wind Chimes" -- Track and Background Vocals
"Gettin' Hungry" -- Track and Background Vocals
"Whistle In" -- Track and Background Vocals
"Aren't You Glad" -- Stereo Single Mix
"I Was Made to Love Her" -- Track and Background Vocals
"Country Air" -- Track and Background Vocals
"Darlin'" -- Track and Background Vocals
"I'd Love Just Once to See You" -- Track and Background Vocals
"Here Comes the Night" -- A Cappella
"Let the Wind Blow" -- A Cappella
"How She Boogalooed It" -- Track and Stereo Last Verse
"Lonely Days" -- Session Highlight and Track
"Time to Get Alone" -- Backing Track
"Cool Cool Water" -- Alternate Mix
"Can't Wait Too Long" -- Alternative Mix with Tag
"Tune L" -- Session (Unreleased)
"Good News" -- Outtake
"Surfin'" -- Studio Backing Track (Lei'd in Hawaii)
"Heroes and Villains" -- Studio Version (Lei'd in Hawaii)
"With a Little Help from My Friends" -- Session Highlight and Track with Background Vocals
"Barbara Ann" -- Studio Backing Track (Lei'd in Hawaii)
"California Girls" -- Studio Stereo Mix (Lei'd in Hawaii)
"God Only Knows" -- Studio Stereo Mix (Lei'd in Hawaii)
"Surfer Girl" -- Studio Stereo Mix, Alternate Take (Lei'd in Hawaii)

And here's the track list of Live Sunshine -- 1967:

"Heroes and Villains" -- Rehearsal (Live in Hawaii, 8/25/67)
"God Only Knows" -- Rehearsal (Live in Hawaii, 8/25/67)
"Good Vibrations" -- Rehearsal (Live in Hawaii, 8/25/67)
"The Letter" -- Rehearsal (Live in Hawaii, 8/25/67)
"You're So Good to Me" -- Rehearsal (Live in Hawaii, 8/25/67)
"Hawaii" -- Rehearsal (Live in Hawaii, 8/25/67)
"All Day All Night" -- Rehearsal (Live in Hawaii, 8/25/67)
"California Girls" -- Rehearsal Take 1 (Live in Hawaii, 8/25/67)
"Surfin'" -- Rehearsal (Live in Hawaii, 8/25/67)
"Sloop John B" -- Rehearsal (Live in Hawaii, 8/25/67)
"Wouldn't It Be Nice" -- Rehearsal (Live in Hawaii, 8/25/67)
"California Girls" -- Rehearsal Take 2 (Live in Hawaii, 8/25/67)
"The Letter" -- Rehearsal (Live in Hawaii, 8/25/67)
"Hawaii" (Live in Hawaii, 8/25/67)
"You're So Good to Me" (Live in Hawaii, 8/25/67)
"Surfer Girl" (Live in Hawaii, 8/25/67)
"Surfin'" (Live in Hawaii, 8/25/67)
"Gettin' Hungry" (Live in Hawaii, 8/25/67)
"Sloop John B" (Live in Hawaii, 8/25/67)
"California Girls" (Live in Hawaii, 8/25/67)
"Wouldn't It Be Nice" (Live in Hawaii, 8/25/67)
"Heroes and Villains" (Live in Hawaii, 8/25/67)
"God Only Knows" (Live in Hawaii, 8/25/67)
"Good Vibrations" (Live in Hawaii, 8/25/67)
"Barbara Ann" (Live in Hawaii, 8/25/67)
"The Letter" -- Rehearsal (Live in Hawaii, 8/26/67)
"Hawaii" -- Rehearsal (Live in Hawaii, 8/26/67) [new edit & mix]
"You're So Good to Me" -- Rehearsal (Live in Hawaii, 8/26/67)
"God Only Knows" -- Rehearsal (Live in Hawaii, 8/26/67)
"Help Me Rhonda" -- Rehearsal (Live in Hawaii, 8/26/67)
"California Girls" -- Rehearsal (Live in Hawaii, 8/26/67)
"Good Vibrations" -- Rehearsal (Live in Hawaii, 8/26/67)
"Heroes and Villains" -- Rehearsal (Live in Hawaii, 8/26/67) [new edit & mix]
"Their Hearts Were Full of Spring" -- Rehearsal (Live in Hawaii, 8/26/67)
"The Lord's Prayer" -- Rehearsal (Live in Hawaii, 8/26/67)
"Hawthorne Boulevard" -- Instrumental (Live in Honolulu, 1967)*
"Hawaii" (Live in Hawaii, 8/26/67)
"You're So Good to Me" (Live in Hawaii, 8/26/67)
"Help Me Rhonda" (Live in Hawaii, 8/26/67)
"California Girls" (Live in Hawaii, 8/26/67)
"Wouldn't It Be Nice" (Live in Hawaii, 8/26/67)
"Gettin' Hungry" (Live in Hawaii, 8/26/67) [new edit & mix]
"Surfer Girl" (Live in Hawaii, 8/26/67)
"Surfin'" (Live in Hawaii, 8/26/67) [new edit & mix]
"Sloop John B" (Live in Hawaii, 8/26/67)
"The Letter" (Live in Hawaii, 8/26/67) [new edit & mix]
"God Only Knows" (Live in Hawaii, 8/26/67)
"Good Vibrations" (Live in Hawaii, 8/26/67)
"Heroes and Villains" (Live in Hawaii, 8/26/67)
"Barbara Ann" (Live in Hawaii, 8/26/67)
"Barbara Ann" (Live in Detroit, 11/17/67)
"Darlin'" (Live in Detroit, 11/17/67)
"Country Air" (Live in Detroit, 11/17/67)*
"I Get Around" (Live in Detroit, 11/17/67)
"How She Boogalooed It" (Live in Detroit, 11/17/67)*
"Wouldn't It Be Nice" (Live in Detroit, 11/17/67)
"God Only Knows" (Live in Detroit, 11/17/67)
"California Girls" (Live in Detroit, 11/17/67)
"Wild Honey" (Live in Detroit, 11/17/67)*
"Graduation Day" (Live in Detroit, 11/17/67)
"Good Vibrations" (Live in Detroit, 11/17/67)
"Johnny B. Goode" (Live in Detroit, 11/17/67)
"Barbara Ann" (Live in Washington, D.C., 11/19/67)
"Darlin'" (Live in Washington, D.C., 11/19/67)
"I Get Around" (Live in Washington, D.C., 11/19/67)
"Surfer Girl" (Live in Washington, D.C., 11/19/67)
"Wouldn't It Be Nice" (Live in Washington, D.C., 11/19/67)
"God Only Knows" (Live in Washington, D.C., 11/19/67)
"California Girls" (Live in Washington, D.C., 11/19/67)*
"Wild Honey" (Live in Washington, D.C., 11/19/67)
"Good Vibrations" (Live in Washington, D.C., 11/19/67)
"Graduation Day" (Live in Washington, D.C., 11/19/67)*
"Johnny B. Goode" (Live in Washington, D.C., 11/19/67)
"Help Me Rhonda" (Live in White Plains, NY, 11/21/67)
"Barbara Ann" (Live in White Plains, NY, 11/21/67)
"Darlin'" (Live in White Plains, NY, 11/21/67)
"Surfer Girl" (Live in White Plains, NY, 11/21/67)
"Wouldn't It Be Nice" (Live in White Plains, NY, 11/21/67)
"God Only Knows" (Live in White Plains, NY, 11/21/67)
"California Girls" (Live in White Plains, NY, 11/21/67)
"Wild Honey" (Live in White Plains, NY, 11/21/67)
"Graduation Day" (Live in White Plains, NY, 11/21/67)
"Good Vibrations" (Live in White Plains, NY, 11/21/67)
"Help Me Rhonda" (Live in Pittsburgh, 11/22/67)
"Barbara Ann" (Live in Pittsburgh, 11/22/67)
"I Get Around" (Live in Pittsburgh, 11/22/67)
"Darlin'" (Live in Pittsburgh, 11/22/67) *
"Surfer Girl" (Live in Pittsburgh, 11/22/67)
"Wouldn't It Be Nice" (Live in Pittsburgh, 11/22/67)
"God Only Knows" (Live in Pittsburgh, 11/22/67)
"California Girls" (Live in Pittsburgh, 11/22/67)
"Wild Honey" (Live in Pittsburgh, 11/22/67)
"Good Vibrations" (Live in Pittsburgh, 11/22/67)
"Johnny B. Goode" (Live in Pittsburgh, 11/22/67)
"Graduation Day" (Live in Pittsburgh, 11/22/67)
"Sloop John B" (Live in Pittsburgh, 11/22/67)
"Help Me Rhonda" (Live in Boston, 11/23/67)
"Barbara Ann" (Live in Boston, 11/23/67)
"Darlin'" (Live in Boston, 11/23/67)
"Surfer Girl" (Live in Boston, 11/23/67)
"Wouldn't It Be Nice" (Live in Boston, 11/23/67)
"God Only Knows" (Live in Boston, 11/23/67)
"California Girls" (Live in Boston, 11/23/67)
"Wild Honey" (Live in Boston, 11/23/67)
"Good Vibrations" (Live in Boston, 11/23/67)
"I Get Around" (Live in Boston, 11/23/67) *
"Sloop John B" (Live in Boston, 11/23/67)
"Graduation Day" (Live in Boston, 11/23/67)
"Johnny B. Goode" (Live in Boston, 11/23/67)

* = previously appeared on 1967 -- Sunshine Tomorrow compilation.

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Credit: Steve KerosRed Hot Chili Peppers had a busy 2017, spending much of the year touring in support of their latest album, 2016's The Getaway. The band's 2018 looks to be a bit quieter, but drummer Chad Smith says they'll still be working.

"We're just gonna take a break for the rest of this year, and then we'll start up [and] probably write some more songs next year," Smith tells ABC Radio. "Hopefully [we'll] make a record at some point. That's the plan."

As for touring plans, the Peppers will play a California wildfire benefit show in San Francisco on Thursday, December 14, and they'll be headlining the Lollapalooza South America festivals in Argentina, Chile and Brazil in March. Other than that, Smith says the band doesn't plan to spend too much time on the road in 2018.

"There's not gonna be any more touring next year, really," he says. Instead, writing new song will be the Chil Peppers' priority.

"We're just concentrating on writing more songs and getting better and trying to keep doing what we're doing, 'cause we love it," Smith says.

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Courtesy of Julien's AuctionsSome deep-pocketed Neil Young fans harvested a variety of expensive items that belonged to the folk-rock legend at an auction held Saturday, December 9. More than 450 lots were sold during the event, hosted by Julien's Auctions in Los Angeles, with the priciest item being a rare 1953 Buick Roadmaster Skylark Convertible that went for $400,000 after only being expected to fetch between 200,000 to $300,000.

Among the highlights of the sale, which included a live auction, as well as bidding online and via phone, were more than 230 pieces of Young's expansive model train collection, which brought in a collective total of almost $300,000. A number of guitars owned by Neil also were auctioned, including a 1977 Martin D-19 acoustic and a 1999 White Falcon Gretsch that both sold for $43,750, and a pair of other Gretsches dating back to 1957 that brought in $37,500 apiece.

Meanwhile, a group of Universal preamp module were auctioned for $68,750, and a 1958 Neve/Telefunken tube microphone sold for $42,500.

A couple of other vintage vehicles belonging to Young also were auctioned: 1941 Chrysler Series 28 Windsor Highlander two-door coupe that previously had been owned by actor Steve McQueen sold for $35,200; and a 1948 Buick Roadmaster hearse that was similar to one Neil used while in his early band The Squires brought in $31,250.

Part of the proceeds from the auction will benefit The Bridge School, a facility for students with severe physical and speech impairments that Neil's ex-wife Pegi co-founded. Check out the auction's full results at JuliensLive.com.

In related news, Julien's Auctions is hosting another online sale featuring more items belonging to Young that's scheduled to close Sunday, December 17, at 11 a.m. PT.

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