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Neal PrestonQueen will, Queen will rock the Oscars this year.

The Academy of Motion Pictures announced via Twitter that the legendary British band and their current lead singer, Adam Lambert, will perform on the February 24 telecast on ABC. 

"Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? We welcome @QueenWillRock and @adamlambert to this year's #Oscars," read the tweet.  Lambert and Queen both announced the news on their own Twitter accounts as well.

Bohemian Rhapsody, the movie that tells the story of Queen's iconic lead singer Freddie Mercury, is nominated for five Oscars this year, including Best Picture and Best Actor for Rami Malek, who plays Mercury.

None of the songs in Bohemian Rhapsody are actually nominated for Best Original Song, however, since they were not written specifically for the movie.

In addition to Queen's performance, four out of the five Best Original Song nominees will be performed on the Oscar telecast. Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper will perform "Shallow" from A Star Is Born, while Bette Midler will sing "The Place Where Lost Things Go" from Mary Poppins Returns

Gillian Welch and Dave Rawlings will sing "When a Cowboy Trades His Spurs for Wings," from the movie The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, and Jennifer Hudson will sing "I'll Fight" from the documentary RBG.

It's not clear if the final Best Original Song nominee, "All the Stars," will be performed. The song from Black Panther was written and recorded by rapper Kendrick Lamar and R&B singer SZA.

And here's a fun fact: Lady Gaga's stage name is taken from the Queen song "Radio Gaga."  Now they'll be on the same stage together.

The 91st Annual Academy Awards will air February 24 live on ABC starting at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.

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Nikki Sixx is accusing KISS' ongoing End of the Road farewell tour of ripping off production elements from Motley Crue's final tour.

On his Instagram Saturday, Sixx posted a photo from the Crue's own farewell run, which concluded New Year's Eve 2015, showing him standing on a platform held by a giant crane over the stage. In the caption, he wrote, "If ya wanna see an exact reenactment of this just go to the #LosAngeles Forum tonight," which is where KISS was playing Saturday.

Sixx then took to Twitter to post side-by-side photos of himself and Gene Simmons both using similar looking crane apparatuses during their respective shows.

"Wow. Our body wasn't even cold before they took this exact grande finale from our tour," Sixx wrote.

"Might not matter to Kiss fans but it does to Crue fans," he added. "I dug their music when I was a little kid and it was cool to Co-Headline together a few years but this disappoints me."

KISS has not publicly responded to Sixx's accusations.

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ABC/Randy HolmesMetallica is make a whole lot of money.

The metal legends' WorldWired tour, in support of the 2016 album Self-Destruct, has now grossed over $150 million, Billboard reports.

The international trek, which first launched in 2016, has sold close to 1.6 million tickets.

In total, Metallica has grossed more than $600 million from touring since Billboard's Boxscore chart archives began in 1990.

Metallica's WorldWired tour will continue February 28 in El Paso, Texas.

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Kevin Winter/Getty ImagesThe Doors' Robby Krieger has contributed a new slide-guitar solo to a fresh remix of "America," a 1978 song by late keyboardist Ray Manzarek's short-lived post-Doors band Nite City.

The track is one of four remixes of "America" that were released digitally and via streaming services this past Tuesday, February 12, in honor of what would've been Manzarek's 80th birthday.

The original version of "America" appeared on Nite City's second and final album, Golden Days Diamond Nights. Manzarek wrote the tune as an homage to the American Dream while touring across the U.S. as a solo artist. Nite City's lineup also included bassist Nigel Harrison, who went on to play with Blondie from 1978 to 1982.

Krieger recorded his solo for the "America" remix earlier this year. You can check out all four remixes of "America" at Manzarek's YouTube channel. The videos also feature background information about the song and about Nite City.

In other news, Robby and his solo band will be playing a concert with special guests on Thursday, February 21, at The Village Studios in Los Angeles that will be taped for an upcoming episode of the PBS performance series Front and Center. Fans have the chance to win free tickets to the event at Front and Center's Facebook page.

Meanwhile, the Robby Krieger Band currently has two other concerts lined up, on March 1 in Houston and March 2 in Aguascalientes, Mexico.

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Credit: Allan Tannenbaum; Geffen Records/UMeAs the March 1 release of the new Tom Petty compilation The Best of Everything approaches, a previously unreleased track titled "For Real" that appears on the album has been made available as a digital single and via streaming services.

You also can listen to "For Real" now at Petty's official YouTube channel. The poignant autobiographical tune features Petty musing about his passion for music.

"I did it for real, would've done it for free," Tom sings in the song's chorus. "I did it for me, 'cause it was all that rang true...and I did it for you."

The Best of Everything is a career-spanning collection of songs that includes the late Petty's work with The Heartbreakers, Mudcrutch and as a solo artist. The 38-track album is available for pre-order as a two-CD set, a four-LP package on either black or clear vinyl, and a digital download.

Among the many well-known songs appearing on the retrospective are "Free Fallin'," "I Won't Back Down," "Don't Do Me Like That," "Listen to Her Heart," "Breakdown," "The Waiting," "Don't Come Around Here No More," "Refugee," "American Girl," "Here Comes My Girl," "I Need to Know," "Even the Losers," and Tom's unforgettable duet with Stevie Nicks, "Stop Draggin' My Heart Around."

The album also includes two unreleased tracks -- the aforementioned "For Real" and an alternate version of the 1985 Petty and the Heartbreakers tune "The Best of Everything." The latter recording was made available as a digital single last year when the compilation was first announced.

Petty's family and band mates helped curate The Best of Everything, fulfilling Tom's wish to release an album gathering together his strongest material from throughout his career.

Here's the compilation's full track list; all songs by Petty and the Heartbreakers unless otherwise noted:

Disc 1
"Free Fallin'" -- Petty solo
"Mary Jane's Last Dance"
"You Wreck Me"
"I Won't Back Down" -- Petty solo
"Saving Grace" -- Petty solo
"You Don't Know How It Feels" -- Petty solo
"Don't Do Me Like That"
"Listen to Her Heart"
"Walls (Circus)"
"The Waiting"
"Don't Come Around Here No More"
"Southern Accents"
"Angel Dream (No. 2)"
"I Should Have Known It"
"American Girl"
"The Best of Everything" (Alternate Version)*

Disc 2
"Wildflowers" -- Petty solo
"Learning to Fly"
"Here Comes My Girl"
"The Last DJ"
"I Need to Know"
"Scare Easy" -- Mudcrutch
"You Got Lucky"
"Runnin' Down a Dream" -- Petty solo
"American Dream Plan B"
"Stop Draggin' My Heart Around" (featuring Stevie Nicks)
"Trailer" -- Mudcrutch
"Into the Great Wide Open"
"Room at the Top"
"Square One" -- Petty solo
"Jammin' Me"
"Even the Losers"
"Hungry No More" -- Mudcrutch
"I Forgive It All" -- Mudcrutch
"For Real"*

* = previously unreleased.

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Wicked Cool Records/UMeA seven-LP vinyl box set and a two-disc Blu-ray collection featuring expanded versions of Soulfire Live!, the album capturing performances by E Street Band guitarist "Little Steven" Van Zandt and his side group The Disciples of Soul's 2017 tour, were released today.

Originally released in 2018 as a three-CD set, Soulfire Live! was recorded at various shows Van Zandt and the band played in the U.S. and Europe, and features renditions of a variety of originals and covers, as well as guest appearances by Bruce Springsteen, ex-Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora and J. Geils Band singer Peter Wolf.

The vinyl box set includes a bonus disc titled From Macca to Mecca! that features a London performance of the Beatles classic "I Saw Her Standing There" boasting a surprise appearance by Paul McCartney, plus a full 12-song Fab Four tribute set that Little Steven and his group played at the famed Cavern Club in Liverpool, U.K.

You can watch a video of McCartney joining Van Zandt and company at the London gig at Little Steven's official YouTube channel.

The Blu-ray set features video of all of the performances included in the box set, as well as interviews, behind-the-scenes footage and a documentary about the Cavern Club performance that includes footage of Little Steven being honored with a brick in the venue's Wall of Fame and clips of his band rehearsing for the gig.

"Playing in the same venue where The Beatles started their careers was a childhood dream of mine come true," says Van Zandt of the Cavern Club show. "This was a band that set me on course for a life of music. It was an honor -- no, make that an epiphany -- to perform there."

Here's the track list of the Soulfire Live! Blu-ray set:

Disc 1

Soulfire Live! Intro
Mike Stroller Intro
"Sweet Soul Music"
"I'm Coming Back"
"Blues Is My Business" Intro
"Blues Is My Business"
"Love on the Wrong Side of Town"
"Until the Good Is Gone" Intro
"Until the Good Is Gone"
"Angel Eyes"
"Some Things Just Don't Change"
"Saint Valentine's Day" Intro
"Saint Valentine's Day"
"Standing in the Line of Fire" Intro
"Standing in the Line of Fire"
"Saw the Light"
"The City Weeps Tonight" Intro
"The City Weeps Tonight"
"Down and Out in New York City"
"Princess of Little Italy" Intro
"Princess of Little Italy"
"Leonard Peltier"
"I Am a Patriot"
"Groovin' Is Easy"
"Ride the Night Away" Intro
"Ride the Night Away"
"Bitter Fruit"
"Checkpoint Charlie" Intro
"Checkpoint Charlie"
"I Don't Want to Go Home"
"Out of the Darkness" Intro
"Out of the Darkness"
End Credits

Disc 2
Soulfire Featurette

Bonus Tracks:
"Even the Losers"
"Can't Be So Bad" Intro
"Can't Be So Bad" -- featuring Moby Grape's Jerry Miller
"You Shook Me All Night Long"
"Working Class Hero"
"We Gotta Get Out of This Place"
"Can I Get a Witness -- featuring Richie Sambora
"It's Not My Cross to Bear"
"Freeze Frame" -- featuring Peter Wolf
"The Time of Your Life"
"Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out" -- featuring Bruce Springsteen
"I Don't Want to Go Home -- featuring Bruce Springsteen
"Merry Christmas (I Don't Want to Fight Tonight)"

From Macca to Mecca!
"I Saw Her Standing There" Intro
"I Saw Her Standing There -- featuring Paul McCartney
Cavern Club Featurette

Cavern Club Lunchtime Set:
Cavern Club Intro
"Magical Mystery Tour"
"Slow Down" Intro
"Slow Down"
"Some Other Guy"
"Soldier of Love" Intro
"Soldier of Love"
"Good Morning"
"Got to Get You into My Life"
"All You Need Is Love"

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Eagle Rock EntertainmentOn February 7, 2017, Journey played a special concert at Tokyo's famed Budokan arena showcasing the band's two most successful and beloved studio albums, 1981's Escape and 1983's Frontiers. Now, a video-and-audio collection capturing the full concert will be released March 29 as a DVD/two-CD set and Blu-ray/two-CD package.

Journey -- Live in Japan 2017: Escape Frontiers begins with a performance of Escape in its entirety, and also features the band playing every song from Frontiers except for "Troubled Child." The concert ends with renditions of the Escape B-side "La Raza del Sol" and the group's 1979 hit, "Lovin', Touchin', Squeezin'."

Escape is the only Journey album to reach #1 on the Billboard 200 and is the band's best-selling studio effort, having sold more than nine million copies in the U.S. Kicking off with the group's enduring anthem "Don't Stop Believin'," Escape's track list also features the hits "Who's Crying Now," "Still They Ride" and "Open Arms," and the classic rock radio staple "Stone In Love."

Frontiers peaked at #2 on the Billboard 200 and has sold six million copies in the U.S. The album's hit-packed track list features "Separate Ways (Worlds Apart)," "Faithfully," "After the Fall" and "Send Her My Love."

Journey's Tokyo concert featured the band's current lineup -- guitarist Neal Schon, keyboardist Jonathan Cain, drummer Steve Smith, bassist Ross Valory and singer Arnel Pineda. Check out a video trailer for the release at Eagle Rock Entertainment's official YouTube channel.

Here's the CD track list of Live in Japan 2017:

CD 1: Escape
"Don't Stop Believin'" Intro
"Don't Stop Believin'"
"Stone In Love"
"Who's Crying Now"
"Keep On Runnin'"
"Still They Ride"
"Lay It Down"
"Dead or Alive"
Neal Schon Guitar Solo
"Mother, Father"
Jonathan Cain Piano Solo
"Open Arms"

CD2: Frontiers
"Separate Ways" Intro
"Separate Ways (Worlds Apart)"
"Send Her My Love"
"Chain Reaction"
"After the Fall"
"Edge of the Blade"
Steve Smith Drum Solo
"Back Talk"

Extra songs:
"La Raza del Sol"
"Lovin', Touchin', Squeezin'"

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Credit: Ken SettleBob Seger and his Silver Bullet Band's Roll Me Away farewell tour just keeps rolling along. A dozen new U.S. dates have been added to the trek, which now extends through a June 6 and 8 stand in the Detroit suburb of Clarkston, Michigan.

Eight of the concerts will take place in May in various East Coast cities in South Carolina, Florida, North Carolina, Virginia, New Jersey and New York.

Tickets for most of the newly announced shows go on sale to the general public on Friday, February 22, at 10 a.m. local time, while tickets to the Clarkston dates will be available for purchase a day later. Members of Seger's fan club, the Bullet Club, will be able to buy pre-sale tickets starting Tuesday, February 19.

The Roll Me Away trek kicked off this past November. The 73-year-old Rock & Roll Hall of Famer and his band's next show takes place tonight, February 15, in Phoenix, Arizona.

Here are all of Seger and company's forthcoming tour dates:

2/15 -- Phoenix, AZ, Talking Stick Resort
2/17 -- Denver, CO, Pepsi Center
2/21 -- San Diego, CA, Viejas Arena
2/23 -- Inglewood, CA, The Forum
2/28 -- Sacramento, CA, Golden 1 Center
3/2 -- Las Vegas, NV, MGM Grand Garden
3/5 -- Albuquerque, NM, Tingley Coliseum
3/7 -- Austin, TX, Frank C. Erwin Special Events Center
3/9 -- Frisco, TX, Ford Center at The Star
3/12 -- Bossier City, LA, CenturyLink Center
3/15 -- Tampa, FL, Amalie Arena
3/17 -- Sunrise, FL, BB&T Center
4/30 -- Springfield, MO, JQH Arena*
5/2 -- The Woodlands, TX, The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
5/4 -- Tulsa, OK, BOK Center*
5/10 -- North Charleston, SC, North Charleston Coliseum*
5/12 -- Jacksonville, FL, Daily's Place*
5/16 -- Charlotte, NC, PNC Music Pavilion*
5/18 -- Virginia Beach, VA, Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater*
5/23 -- Raleigh, NC, Coastal Credit Union Music at Walnut Creek*
5/25 -- Bristow, VA, Jiffy Lube Live*
5/30 -- Wantagh, NY, Jones Beach Theater*
6/1 -- Holmdel, NJ, PNC Bank Arts Center*
6/6 -- Clarkston, MI, DTE Energy Music Theater*
6/8 -- Clarkston, MI, DTE Energy Music Theater*

= The Record Company
* = newly added show.

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ABC/Travis BellFoo Fighters have been going strong for nearly 25 years now, and, at this point, Dave Grohl doesn't see the train coming to a stop.

According to Billboard, Grohl spoke about his band's longevity at the Pollstar Live conference this week, and explained why the Foos aren't planning on breaking up.

"For the first 20 years of our band it was, let's make another record and that’s probably going to do it," Grohl said. "Let's get one more in there and call it a day."

He continued, "Then it gets to the point to where I refer to it like imagine your grandparents getting a divorce. I'm sure it happens sometimes, but why? You can't break up. Who even cares any more? Just go play shows."

Foo Fighters will continue to do just that this spring, starting May 12 at North Carolina's Epicenter festival.

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Scott Robert Ritchie; Autumn de WildeRingo Starr is among the well-known musicians who have contributed to veteran indie-rocker Jenny Lewis' new solo album, On the Line, which will be released on March 22.

The former Beatles drummer, along with founding Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers keyboardist Benmont Tench and acclaimed producer/bassist Don Was, back Lewis throughout the record, including on a newly released track titled "Heads Gonna Roll" that premiered Wednesday at Jenny's official YouTube channel.

Starr, Tench and Was also are featured on the lead single of On the Line, "Red Bull & Hennessy," as is  veteran session drummer Jim Keltner.  That song was released digitally last month.

Those who pre-order On the Line will receive instant free downloads of both "Heads Gonna Roll" and "Red Bull & Hennessy."

Lewis is the former frontwoman of the popular indie band Rilo Kiley.

As previously reported, Ringo and his All Starr Band will launch their 2019 tour with a one-off U.S. show on March 21 in Valley Center, California. The group then will head to Japan for an early spring tour running from March 27 to April 11. Ringo and the All Starrs also have a North American summer trek scheduled from August 1 in Windsor, Canada, through a September 1 concert in Los Angeles. Visit for full details.

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Credit: Zack WhitfordAerosmith fans will have to wait a little bit longer to see the band get its star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. A ceremony to unveil the rock legends' marker had been scheduled to take place today at 11:30 a.m. PT, but the event was postponed because of "severe weather conditions," according to a statement from the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce.

The message adds, "We are currently working on another date to reschedule this special event. Stay tuned for the announcement of the new rescheduled date to celebrate Aerosmith with their well deserved 'Walk of Fame' Ceremony."

Meanwhile, frontman Steven Tyler has taken to his social media sites to post a humorous note of his own about the nixed event.


The band's star will be located at 6752 Hollywood Boulevard in front of Musicians Institute in Los Angeles. The plaque would have been the 2,657th star unveiled on the Walk of Fame.

Actress Sharon Stone was to have been a guest speaker at the event. The last time weather caused the postponement of a Walk of Fame ceremony was in 2009, when the unveiling of a star honoring Tim Conway had to be rescheduled.

As previously reported, Aerosmith will kick off its first-ever Las Vegas residency, dubbed Deuces Are Wild, on April 6 at Park Theater at the new Park MGM resort. Check out the band's full list of Vegas dates at

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ABC/Randy HolmesThe life of Chris Cornell will be told in a new documentary, a rep for the late Soundgarden frontman confirms to Variety.

According to the publication, the doc will be produced by Cornell's widow Vicky, actor Brad Pitt and Lone Survivor director Peter Berg's production company Film 45.

Pitt, who was friends with Cornell, attended the musician's funeral in 2017, and made an appearance during last month's tribute concert in Los Angeles.

Further details about the film have yet to be announced.

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Capitol Records/UMeAre you ready for a return trip to Egypt Station? Paul McCartney has unveiled plans to release a limited-edition deluxe version of his chart-topping 2018 studio album on May 10.

The Egypt Station: Traveller's Edition box set comes packaged in a vintage-style suitcase and features previously unreleased studio and live tracks, rarities and collectible memorabilia.

The deluxe set includes a black-vinyl two-LP version of Egypt Station housed in a concertina tri-fold sleeve and pressed on 180-gram vinyl; a bonus 180-gram blue-vinyl disc titled Egypt Station II that features three unreleased tracks, and four live performances of songs from the album that McCartney and his band played at special 2018 concerts in Liverpool, London and New York City; and CD and cassette versions of the record.

The package also features additional hidden songs, an HD Audio version of Egypt Station, a copy of a handwritten note from McCartney, an illustrated map, a travel journal boasting reproductions of Paul's handwritten lyrics, a puzzle, lithographs of two paintings by McCartney, postcards, train and baggage tickets, luggage stickers, playing cards and more.

Only 3,000 copies of this collection will be produced in a one-time-only pressing. The box set will be available for pre-order starting on Friday, February 15, at 9 a.m. ET. Fans who sign up via a link accessible at by tonight, February 14, at 9 p.m. ET will be emailed a special link to access the pre-order. The collection will be sold on a first come, first served basis. As of yet, no price has been mentioned.

In other news, McCartney is helping fans celebrate Valentine's Day by making available a special ecard at featuring his hit "My Love" that can be personalized and sent via email or your social media sites.

Here's a list of tracks featured in the Egypt Station: Traveller's Edition box set:

Egypt Station
"Opening Station"
"I Don't Know"
"Come On to Me"
"Happy with You"
"Who Cares"
"Fuh You"
"People Want Peace"
"Hand in Hand"
"Back in Brazil"
"Do It Now"
"Caesar Rock"
"Despite Repeated Warnings"
"Station II"
"Hunt You Down/Naked/Clink"

Egypt Station II
"Frank Sinatra's Party"
"Sixty Second Street"
"Who Cares" (Full Length)
"Come On to Me" (Live at Abbey Road Studios)
"Fuh You" (Live at The Cavern Club)
"Confidante" (Live at LIPA)
"Who Cares" (Live at Grand Central Station)

Other tracks include:
"Get Started"
"Nothing for Free"
"Get Enough"

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David Bowie's 1973 covers collection Pin Ups will be reissued as a vinyl picture disc for Record Store Day on Saturday, April 13.

The 12-track album featured renditions of some of the rock legend's favorite songs from the British Invasion era, including The Who's "I Can't Explain" and "Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere," The Kinks' "Where Have All the Good Times Gone?," Pink Floyd's "See Emily Play," The Yardbirds' "Shapes of Things," and The Easybeats' "Friday on My Mind."

Pin Ups topped the U.K. albums chart while peaking at #23 in the U.S. The cover features a colorful photo of Bowie and British supermodel Twiggy posing together in theatrical makeup. The pic was taken by Twiggy's then-manager, Justin de Villeneuve, for Vogue magazine, but David convinced Justin to let him use it for the album cover.

The picture disc features the album cover photo on side one, with a side two photo of Bowie holding a saxophone, taken by famed photographer Mick Rock. The latter image was from the same session that yielded similar photos used for the original album's back cover insert.

Bowie co-produced Pin Ups with Ken Scott, with contributing musicians including three former Spiders from Mars members -- guitarist Mick Ronson, bassist Trevor Bolder and keyboardist Mike Garson -- as well as drummer Aynsley Dunbar.

Here's the Pin Ups track list, along with the British Invasion-era artists who'd previously recorded the songs:

Side 1
"Rosalyn" (The Pretty Things)
"Here Comes the Night" (Them)
"I Wish You Would" (The Yardbirds)
"See Emily Play" (Pink Floyd)
"Everything's Alright" (The Mojos)
"I Can't Explain" (The Who)

Side 2
"Friday on My Mind" (The Easybeats)
"Sorrow" (The Merseys)
"Don't Bring Me Down" (The Pretty Things)
"Shapes of Things" (The Yardbirds)
"Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere" (The Who)
"Where Have All the Good Times Gone?" (The Kinks)

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Cleopatra Records Last spring, Todd Rundgren reunited his old band Utopia for its first tour in 32 years, a North American trek that ran from an April 18 concert in Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, through a June 5 show in Riverside, California. One of the performances, a May 22 concert in Chicago, was captured for a live album and video that will be released on April 5.

Todd Rundgren's Utopia: Live at the Chicago Theatre will be available as a two-CD/Blu-ray/DVD set and a limited-edition two-LP green-vinyl collection.

The CDs and video discs will feature the band's full 24-song set, which featured selections from the group's early prog-rock era and later power-pop period. Among the tunes performed were "Road to Utopia," "Set Me Free," "Love in Action," "Hammer in My Heart" and "Love Is the Answer," as well as a cover of The Move's "Do Ya," which also was featured on the 1975 Utopia concert album, Another Live.

The vinyl version of Live at the Chicago Theatre contains only 11 songs, and focuses mainly on the band's prog-rock material.

Utopia's reunion tour lineup features three-fourths of the band's longest-lived incarnation -- Rundgren, bassist Kasim Sulton and drummer Willie Wilcox -- as well as new keyboardist Gil Assayas.

You can pre-order both versions of Live at the Chicago Theatre at Check out a preview video from the release at Cleopatra Records' official YouTube channel.

As previously reported, Rundgren will launch a hybrid book/concert tour in April in support of his recent memoir The Individualist: Digressions, Dreams & Dissertations. The North American portion of the trek kicks off April 10-11 in Atlanta.

Here's the track list of the CD version of the Live at the Chicago Theatre:

CD 1
"Utopia Theme"
"The Ikon"
"Another Life"
"Do Ya"
"The Wheel"
"Back on the Street"
"Back on the Street"
"Something's Coming"
"Overture -- Communion with the Sun"
"Last of the New Wave Riders"

CD 2
"Road to Utopia"
"Play This Game"
"Swing to the Right"
"Set Me Free"
"Love in Action"
"Hammer in My Heart"
"Princess of the Universe"
"I Will Wait"
"Rock Love"
"Love Is the Answer"
"One World"
"Just One Victory"

And here's the vinyl edition's track list:

Side A
"Utopia Theme 1"

Side B
"The Ikon"
"Another Life"
"Do Ya"

Side C
"Freedom Fighters"
"The Wheel"
"Back on the Street"
"Something's Coming"

Side D
"Overture -- Communion with the Sun"
"Last of the New Wave Riders"

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Jody Rogac; Jill FurmanovskyA pair of Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees -- ex-Talking Heads frontman David Byrne and Chic's Nile Rodgers -- have joined the lineup of featured speakers at the 2019 South by Southwest Festival, which runs from March 8 to March 17 in Austin, Texas.

Byrne's speech, which is scheduled for March 13 at 12:30 p.m. CT, will be a presentation of his ongoing Reasons to Be Cheerful series. The multimedia event focuses on positive current music, writings, news stories, concepts and other happenings in the world, with a goal of encouraging people to act locally for the good of their communities.

As for Rodgers, he will appear with music manager and record executive Merck Mercuriadis on March 14 at 12:30 p.m. CT. According to, the two "will discuss the enduring power of the song and the deep hidden meaning of songwriting."

As previously reported, David Crosby also will be a featured speaker at the South by Southwest Festival. The folk-rock legend, along with filmmaker and rock journalist Cameron Crowe, will be on hand to chat about the new documentary David Crosby: Remember My Name on March 13 at 2 p.m. CT.

Visit for full details about the festival.

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Courtesy of VansLed Zeppelin is partnering with the Vans footwear company to launch a limited-edition line of shoes and apparel in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the band's self-titled debut album.

The Vans x Led Zeppelin collection features low-top and high-top sneakers, a long-sleeve t-shirt and a trucker hat.

The low-top, called the Era, features multiple white images of the band members' personal symbols from the Led Zeppelin IV album cover arranged across the shoe's black leather top. In addition, the sneaker has a white rubber sidewall featuring the band's name in block letters.

The high-top, dubbed the Sk8-Hi, is black suede and canvas and features the fiery zeppelin from the group's first album wrapping around the back of the shoe, as well as the band's name in red lettering. This sneaker also has a white rubber sidewall on which the Led Zeppelin IV symbols appear.

Both the t-shirt and the hat feature the Led Zeppelin album art, as well as the band's name and the Vans slogan "Off the Wall" in red lettering.

The Vans x Led Zeppelin collection will be available for a limited time starting Friday, February 22, at Vans retail locations, various wholesale stores, and Led Zeppelin's online store. You can get a preview of the collection now at the band's Facebook page.

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ParlophoneFollowing the announcement of the David Bowie vinyl singles box set Spying Through a Keyhole, which is due out on April 5, comes word that another upcoming vinyl collection featuring rare recordings by the late rock legend will be issued soon. The Clareville Grove Demos box set features three seven-inch vinyl discs boasting six songs that Bowie recorded as a duo with John "Hutch" Hutchinson in early 1969.

Like Spying Through a Keyhole, Clareville Grove Demos is being released to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Bowie's classic song "Space Oddity."

The home demos, four of which are previously unreleased, were recorded live to tape at David's apartment in the Clareville Grove section of London. The two previously issued tracks are versions of "Space Oddity" and "An Occasional Dream" that first appeared on the two-CD 40th anniversary reissue of Bowie's 1969 self-titled album.

The other demos are "Lover to the Dawn," a song that morphed into the David Bowie track "Cygnet Committee"; "Ching-a-Ling," a tune Bowie also recorded in 1968 with his trio Turquoise; "Let Me Sleep Beside You," a studio version of which was recorded in 1967; and "Life Is a Circus," a cover of an obscure song by U.K. singer/songwriter Roger Bunn.

The box set comes packaged with a print of a 1969 photo of David and Hutch at the Clareville Grove apartment taken by Bowie's manager at that time, Ken Pitt, who also snapped the pic of David that's featured on the cover.

As with the Spying Through a Keyhole collection, all of the tracks in the Clareville Grove Demos box set are in mono and play at 45 r.p.m.

The release date for Clareville Grove Demos will be announced soon. Here is the box set's full track list:

Single 1

Side A: "Space Oddity"
Side B: "Lover to the Dawn"

Single 2

Side A: "Ching-a-Ling"
Side B: "An Occasional Dream"

Single 3

Side A: "Let Me Sleep Beside You"
Side B: "Life Is a Circus"

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ABC/Randy HolmesLast week, Foo Fighters announced the postponement of two shows in New Orleans due to an unspecified "band member injury." Now, it appears as though that mystery might be solved.

Frontman Dave Grohl spoke at the Pollstar Live conference on Tuesday, and he took the stage while wearing his arm in a sling. You can watch footage from the conference now via the @FooFightersStream Instagram.

Grohl has been pretty injury-prone over the last couple years. You may remember that in 2015, he broke his leg after falling off the stage during a Foo Fighters show in Sweden. He's also fallen off the stage several times after that.

The postponed New Orleans shows, which were originally scheduled for February 15 and 16, will now take place May 15 and 16.

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Courtesy of Live Nation EntertainmentDef Leppard is headed back to Las Vegas.

The British band, who will be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in March, has announced "Def Leppard Hits Vegas: The Sin City Residency," which kicks off Wednesday, August 14, at Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. The 12-show engagement runs through a September 7 performance.

The rockers' previous residency, dubbed Viva Hysteria!, took place in March and April of 2013 at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.

"Five years ago, we played our first ever residency in Las Vegas which was relatively new ground for a rock band giving this kind of experience...I have to say, we really enjoyed it!" Def Leppard frontman Joe Elliott says in a statement. "Being in one place for the best part of a month is vastly different to our normal city to city touring routine. Breaking this cycle adds another element to the experience for both us and the audience. We look forward to seeing you at the Zappos Theater this summer!"

Tickets go on sale to the public Friday, February 22, at 10 a.m. PT, although members of the group's Rock Brigade Fan Club will have pre-sale access starting Thursday, February 14, at 10 a.m. PT. Additional pre-sale opportunities will be available for Citi Card members beginning Monday, February 18, and for Caesars Rewards members and Ticketmaster and Live Nation customers starting Wednesday, February 20.

After Def Leppard's induction into the Rock Hall on March 29 in Brooklyn, New York, the band will play a series of European shows in June and early July followed by a Canadian tour that runs from July 12 through July 31.

Here are the dates for the Def Leppard Hits Vegas residency:

August 14, 16, 17, 20, 23, 24, 29, 31
September 1, 4, 6, 7

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