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Courtesy of MattelLast June, Mattel partnered with The Beatles to introduce a collection of Hot Wheels cars inspired by their 1968 animated film Yellow Submarine. Now the toy company has released a new series of Hot Wheels based on five of the band's classic albums.

The toys feature designs inspired by The Beatles' 1968 self-titled record, a.k.a. The White Album; Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band; Rubber Soul; Magical Mystery Tour; and the U.S. version of the A Hard Day's Night soundtrack. Each car's packaging also includes a miniature replica of the album cover that corresponds to the vehicle's design.

The vehicle models are based on different types of Hot Wheels cars, with The White Album being a "Hiway Hauler"; Sgt. Pepper's, a "'67 Austin Mini Van"; Rubber Soul, a "Ford Transit Super Van"; Magical Mystery Tour, a "Haulin' Gas"; and A Hard Day's Night, a "Dairy Delivery."

The Beatles Hot Wheels are priced at $4.99 and can be found at stores across the U.S. For more info, visit HotWheels.Mattel.com.

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Credit: Joel BernsteinTom Petty and the Heartbreakers launched their 40th anniversary tour Thursday with a show in Oklahoma City, and now the band's released standalone vinyl versions of six of their studio albums. 

The LPs were previously packaged together in one of two box sets that came out this past December. The vinyl albums that are now available individually are 1996's She's the One, 1999's Echo, 2002's The Last DJ, 2006's Highway Companion 2010's Mojo and 2014's Hypnotic Eye.

The first four records feature remastered audio, while the latter two were re-pressed from the original masters. All of the records have been pressed on 140-gram vinyl, with Echo, The Last DJ, Highway Companion and Mojo being two-LP collections. Highway Companion is actually a Tom Petty solo album.

The six albums all were featured in The Complete Studio Albums Volume 2 (1994-2014) box set, which also included a remastered, two-LP edition of Petty's 1994 solo effort, Wildflowers. An individual vinyl version of Wildflowers will issued at a later date.

Petty and the Heartbreakers' 40th anniversary tour is plotted out through a September 17 performance at the KAABOO Festival in Del Mar, California. Check out the band's full itinerary at TomPetty.com.

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Courtesy of Record Store DayRecord Store Day will celebrate its 10th anniversary this Saturday in independent record stores across the country, and around the world.

As with the previous nine events, the list of releases for this year's Record Store Day is stuffed with exclusive releases, mostly on vinyl, from a variety of classic-rock acts, including The Doors, Paul McCartney, Rush and U2.

The Doors' Record Store Day offering is Live at The Matrix, an LP that features newly remastered performances from the band's March 7, 1967, show at the San Francisco club.

Paul McCartney will be releasing a limited-edition cassette that day featuring demos of three songs he and Elvis Costello wrote and recorded together during the sessions for Paul's 1989 studio album Flowers in the Dirt

Rush will issue a 12-inch EP titled Cygnus X-1, which features "Book I" and "Book II" of the prog-rock trio's extended piece "Cygnus X-1," from the 1977 album A Farewell to Kings.

U2's Record Store Day release is a 12-inch picture disc featuring a new mix of "Red Hill Mining Town" done by producer Steve Lillywhite. The disc celebrates the 30th anniversary of the Irish rockers' classic album The Joshua Tree.

Other artists that are releasing limited-edition vinyl discs for the 2017 Record Store Day promotion include Alice in Chains, The Beatles, David Bowie, The Cars, Cheap Trick, David Crosby, Def Leppard, Emerson, Lake & Palmer, Fleetwood Mac, The Grateful Dead, Jimi Hendrix, The Kinks, Motorhead, Stevie Nicks, Jimmy Page & The Black Crowes, Pearl Jam, Pink Floyd, Procol Harum, The Ramones, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Lou Reed, Todd Rundgren, Santana, Bob Seger, Patti Smith, Bruce Springsteen, Sting, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Neil Young, Yes, Frank Zappa and The Zombies.

For the full list of releases and participating stores, visit RecordStoreDay.com.

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Mark Davis/ACMA2013/Getty Images for ACMJohn Fogerty and country star Brad Paisley recently shot the music video for their new collaborative song "Love and War," the title track of Paisley's just-released studio album, aboard the USS Midway aircraft carrier in San Diego.

Entertainment Tonight visited with Fogerty and Paisley while they were making the video, and Brad explained that he wanted to make a statement about how the U.S. treats its servicemen and servicewomen, and thought John's experiences during the Vietnam era made him the perfect collaborator for the song.

"I wasn't shipped to Vietnam, but certainly being the same age and the same and the same end zone, possibly, I had my eye on that all the way through," said Fogerty, who served in the Army Reserves during the 1960s.  He added, "We send people off do this great service for us and possibly die, but when they come home, we don't treat them very well. That's what we wanted to express in the song -- we need to do something about that."

Paisley told Entertainment Tonight that he thinks the song's message is, "'We can do better.' We can do a lot better when it comes to taking care of veterans. I don't think there's anyone who would disagree with that…It feels like we should be giving these people the moon! They should be getting anything they need from us."

You can check out the "Love and War video now at Paisley's official Facebook page. Accompanying the clip is a note from Brad that reads, "One of the more important things I've ever said and I'm so honored to say it with John Fogerty."

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Arista NashvilleWith cameos by such music legends as Mick Jagger and John Fogerty, country star Brad Paisley describes making his new album, Love and War, as a "bucket list" experience. But Paisley says he's aware that a stable full of superstars doesn't necessarily guarantee a great album.

"If I'm wasting Mick Jagger's time for three days, it better be something...when he leaves. It wasn't just all for a couple of beers at the bar and a couple of dinners," he tells ABC Radio. "I was bound and determined that...we would have something to show for it."

By the time the Rolling Stones icon left Nashville, he and Paisley had written and recorded the cut "Drive of Shame."

The album's title track, "Love and War," makes a statement about how America treats its veterans, and Brad knew it was a message he needed to deliver with former Creedence Clearwater Revival frontman Fogerty.

"I had that idea for him for quite a while, and I knew I wanted to say it with him," Paisley recalls. "Because saying a statement about the mistreatment of veterans in a song, I can do that for my generation, but nobody speaks for his generation better than him."

Love and War hit stores today, April 21.

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Alpha Dog 2T/UMeStyx is inviting fans to come sail away with them on a new musical mission.  The veteran rockers will release their first album of original songs in 14 years, titled The Mission, on June 16.

Following in the tradition of such memorable Styx records as Paradise Theatre and Kilroy Was Here, the new release is a concept album, telling the story of the first manned voyage to the planet Mars in the year 2033.

The fictional sci-fi tale casts Styx's members -- singer/guitarists Tommy Shaw and James "J.Y." Young, singer/keyboardist Lawrence Gowan, drummer Todd Sucherman and bassists Ricky Phillips and Chuck Panozzo -- as the crew of a nuclear-powered spacecraft named the Khedive, and follows their adventures as they try to reach the red planet.

"The planets truly aligned for The Mission, and I couldn't be prouder," says Shaw, who created the album's storyline with his frequent collaborator Will Evankovich. "It's our boldest, most emblematic album since [1978's] Pieces of Eight."

Coinciding with the album's details being announced on Friday, Styx has released the first single, "Gone Gone Gone," a driving, prog-rock-flavored tune reminiscent of the band's late-'70s work, as well as that of Queen.

The track can be purchased as a download and is available via various streaming services. In addition, a video for the song, showing the band performing the tune at the Riverside Theater in Milwaukee, has premiered online. You can watch the clip at Styx's official VEVO YouTube channel.

The Mission can be pre-ordered now at various online music sellers. It will be available as a CD, a vinyl LP and digitally.

Here is the full track list of the album:

"Overture"
"Gone Gone Gone"
"Hundred Million Miles from Home"
"Trouble at the Big Show"
"Locomotive"
"Radio Silence"
"The Greater Good"
"Time May Bend"
"Ten Thousand Ways to Be Wrong"
"Red Storm"
"All Systems Stable"
"Khedive"
"The Outpost"
"Mission to Mars"

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Columbia RecordsOn the heels of unveiling full details about his upcoming studio effort, Is This the Life We Really Want?, Roger Waters has released the album's first single, "Smell the Roses." You can check out the track at Waters' VEVO YouTube channel, and purchase it as a download at iTunes.

"Smell the Roses" finds the former Pink Floyd singer/bassist reflecting ominously on the issues facing the global community, including war, pollution and political corruption.

"Wake up, wake up and smell the roses," Waters sings on the sinister chorus. "Close your eyes and pray this wind don't change/ There's nothing but screams in the field of dreams/ Nothing but hope at the end of the rope/ Nothing but gold in the chimney smoke/ Come on, honey, it's real money."

Musically, the track seems to nod to all of Pink Floyd's classic 1970s albums: The Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here, Animals and The Wall.  It includes a driving, funky bass, buzzing synthesizers, and a break featuring sound effects like a ticking clock, barking dogs, murmuring human voices and industrial noises.

Is This the Life We Really Want? will be released on June 2.

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Credit: Igor VidyashevZakk Sabbath, former Ozzy Osbourne guitarist Zakk Wylde's Black Sabbath cover band, has announced a new live vinyl LP titled Live in Detroit. The record, which was recorded last October at The Fillmore in Detroit, will be released on June 16.

Live in Detroit includes three tracks: the entire Side A is a 13-minute rendition of "War Pigs," while Side B features covers of "Supernaut" and "Fairies Wear Boots." You can watch a live video of Zakk Sabbath rocking "War Pigs" now on YouTube.

Along with Wylde, Zakk Sabbath features Ozzy Osbourne bassist Rob "Blasko" Nicholson and ex-Queens of the Stone Age drummer Joey Castillo. The band will embark on a headlining tour starting May 18 in New York City.

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Michael Ochs Archives/Getty ImagesLet's go crazy remembering Prince, who died one year ago today from a drug overdose.  Unfortunately, the legal turmoil surrounding the rights to Prince's music, as well as the ongoing investigation into his death from the painkiller fentanyl, may impact his legacy as one of the greatest artists of all time.

In public, Prince was vehemently anti-drug, but it's now emerged that he was apparently struggling with an opioid addiction.  Still, rock critic Alan Light, author of Let's Go Crazy: Prince and the Making of Purple Rain, says there's more to that story.

"I don't think that, at this point, we look at him and think [the drugs revelations have] tarnished who he was and what he stood for, while we're still sort of trying to make sense out of all of this," Light tells ABC Radio.  He says Prince fans were somewhat complicit in his addiction, which was likely a result of the chronic pain he suffered after years of performing.

"You watch him jumping off of tall speaker stacks, landing in heels, going into a spin and a split...and you wince...it never occurred to any of us before," says Light.

Light also feels that being able to watch footage of Prince is what's most needed right now to cement his legacy.

"There is no easily legally available document of Prince on stage in the glory years," he notes. "If we're going to tell generations moving forward this was the greatest performer of his generation, this guy could do things on stage that nobody else could do, we need to be able to show that."

To that end, Light believes it's imperative that Prince's estate comes up with a way to ensure kids can understand the musician's impact.  He claims they're not as aware of Prince's genius as they should be because Prince kept his music off streaming services and YouTube.

"I think that there's really a huge reintroduction that needs to happen, to generate an awareness for those who weren't around for the glory years to know what this guy was really about," Light tells ABC Radio.

Light also wants people to realize that for all of Prince's reputation as an eccentric weirdo, he was a real human being.

"When you would sit down [with him]...he was...just some guy from Minneapolis who would talk about basketball or about movies that were out," he tells ABC Radio. "It wasn't like sitting with a space alien. He was able to keep that side of himself."  

Prince's home in Minneapolis, Paisley Park, is currently hosting a celebration in honor of the musician that runs through April 23.

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ABC/Randy HolmesHappy 70th birthday Iggy Pop!

That's right, the original Stooge, who once checked himself into a mental institution to help him kick his drug habit, has made it to the ripe old age of 70.

Born James Newell Osterberg, Jr., April 21, 1947, Pop founded The Stooges in Ann Arbor, Michigan in 1967.  The band's noisy, primitive style and confrontational performances in the late 1960s and early 1970s helped lay the groundwork for the punk rock explosion in the mid-1970s.

By then, David Bowie had taken Pop under his wing, bringing Pop along on his Station to Station tour.  Bowie would produce and co-write two albums for Pop -- The Idiot and Lust for Life, the title track of which would become Pop's signature song and would find new life when it was featured in the movie Trainspotting in 1996.

In recent decades, Pop has become something of an elder statesmen of proto-punk, showing up everywhere from the Nickelodeon show The Adventures of Pete and Pete to Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.

In the new millennium, Pop reunited with his surviving Stooges band mates, who were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2010, though original Stooges guitars Ron Asheton died in 2009. His brother, drummer Scott Asheton, died in 2014.

Last year, Iggy's collaborative album with Queens of the Stone Age's Josh Homme, Post Pop Depression, earned a Grammy nomination for Best Alternative Music Album. Pop also got an Oscar nomination this year for his song "Gold" from the Matthew McConaughey movie of the same name.

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Courtesy of Record Store DayThe 10th anniversary edition of Record Store Day takes place this Saturday, April 22.  The promotion, which has helped reignite interest in the vinyl format and inspire droves of music lovers to visit independent record shops, has expanded to the point where it's now considered a global event.

"Now it's celebrated in every continent except for Antarctica," Record Store Day co-founder Michael Kurtz tells ABC Radio. "Although we did get an email…from a science team that is stationed there saying, basically, 'Look, we're not a record store, but we want to let you know that we have a turntable here in Antarctica, and we are gonna be spinning records in celebration of Record Store Day.'"

Another Record Store Day first in 2017 --  Elton John has been named Record Store Day's first official "Legend." In conjunction with the honor, John filmed a video in which he discusses his passion for buying new music, particularly on vinyl. Elton also has contributed an expanded, two-LP version of his classic live album 11-17-70 to this year's campaign.

Kurtz notes that there are so many phenomenal limited-edition releases coming out this year that it's hard to single out any one. Having said that, he mentions that noteworthy discs include a live David Crosby EP that the Record Store Day organizers are issuing themselves and two David Bowie albums -- a collection of rare demos and a previously unreleased live performance.

Michael also notes that, as usual, a number of artists will be making special appearances at various independent record stores on Saturday, one example being The Zombies, who will take part in a signing and meet-and-greet at Silver Platters in Seattle.

You can check out a full list of 2017 RSD releases and more details about the campaign at RecordStoreDay.com.

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Courtesy of Downtown GrandEx-Mötley Crüe singer Vince Neil will help Las Vegas' Downtown Grand Hotel & Casino kickstart the Memorial Day Weekend when he headlines a free concert on Saturday, May 27, as part of the hotel's "Rock the Street" event.

Neil will perform at the Downtown Grand's new venue, 3rd Street, starting at 9 p.m. local time. Free general admission tickets for the Neil's show can be downloaded at DowntownGrand.com/events. Attendees must be 21 and over, and seats will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Fans can expect to hear Vince sing a variety of classic Mötley Crüe tunes at the gig, including the band's hit "Girls, Girls, Girls," which celebrates its 30th anniversary next month.

Todd Kerns & the Anti-Stars will open for Neil. Besides the musical performances, the Downtown Grand will offer a variety of food and drink choices at its various concessions. In addition, the casino will host a special blackjack tournament where 10 people will have the opportunity to play one hand against Vince for a chance to win a share of $5,000 in prize money.

The "Rock the Street" event will continue on Sunday, May 28, and will feature a free performance by the classic-rock cover band Tribute Nation.

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Columbia RecordsNew details have been unveiled about ex-Pink Floyd mastermind Roger Waters' upcoming studio album, Is This the Life We Really Want?, his first collection of new rock songs since 1992's Amused to Death. According to the announcement, the album's release date has been moved from May 19 to June 2, while its full 12-song track list has been revealed.

Is This The Life We Really Want? will be available for pre-order starting Friday, April 21. The album will be issued as a two-disc, 180-gram vinyl LP, a CD housed in a four-panel pack, and a digital download.

Is This The Life We Really Want? features Waters' reflections on the modern world, and is described as "a natural successor" to such memorable Pink Floyd albums as The Wall and Animals.

The record was produced and mixed by Nigel Godrich, who previously has worked with Radiohead, Paul McCartney, U2 and Beck. Among the musicians who contributed to the album are one-time R.E.M. drummer Joey Waronker, ex-Jellyfish keyboardist Roger Manning and multi-instrumentalist Jonathan Wilson. In addition, singers Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig of the indie-pop group Lucius lent their vocal talents to the project.

As previously reported, Waters will support the new album with a lengthy U.S. trek called the Us Them Tour, which kicks off May 26 in Kansas City, Missouri, and runs through an October 28 concert in Vancouver, Canada.

Here's the full track list for Is This The Life We Really Want?:

"When We Were Young"
"Déjà Vu"
"The Last Refugee"
"Picture That"
"Broken Bones"
"Is This the Life We Really Want?"
"Bird in a Gale"
"The Most Beautiful Girl"
"Smell the Roses"
"Wait for Her"
"Oceans Apart"
"Part of Me Died"

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BMGBlondie has released an official video for "Long Time," one of the tracks on the influential New Wave band's forthcoming album, Pollinator. The clip, which you can watch at Blondie's VEVO YouTube channel, features scenes of the group's members in various gritty locations throughout New York City.

The video was directed by Dikayl Rimmasch, one of the filmmakers behind Beyonce's visual album Lemonade, who also shot the video for the first single from Pollinator, "Fun." At the center of the "Long Time" clip are a series of scenes featuring frontwoman Debbie Harry wildly driving a cab around the Big Apple.

"Long Time" is a collaboration between Blondie and indie-R&B artist Blood Orange, and features infectious '80s synth sounds and dance beats reminiscent of the band's chart-topping 1979 hit, "Heart of Glass." A limited-edition seven-inch vinyl single featuring "Long Time" and a non-album track, "The Breaks," will be available exclusively in independent record shops as part of the 2017 Record Store Day campaign this Saturday, April 22.

Pollinator will be released on May 5, and will be available on CD, heavyweight vinyl, as a digital download and as a limited edition box set. In addition to Blood Orange, the album features guest appearances by Joan Jett, ex-Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr, The Strokes' Nick Valensi, TV on the Radio's Dave Sitek, and pop artists Sia and Charli XCX.

In support of Pollinator, Blondie will be teaming up with Garbage for the Rage and Rapture tour, which gets underway July 5 in Saratoga, California.

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Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagicHere's a thing that happened in the year 2017: Kid Rock and Ted Nugent visited President Donald Trump at the White House Wednesday night with former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin.

Palin posted a photo on her Facebook of the visit, showing herself and the two outspoken conservative musicians standing next to Trump in the Oval Office. She also shared a photo of Rock, Nugent and herself standing in front of Hillary Clinton's first lady portrait while making the faces you'd probably expect them to make.

In a blog post for the hunting website Deer & Deer Hunting, Nugent wrote that the trio also had dinner with the president.

Both Nugent and Rock are supporters of Trump, which Rock has expressed by selling a t-shirt that has a picture of the 2016 election Electoral College map, with the red states characterized as "United States of America" and the blue states as "DumbF***istan."

When asked for comment, a White House official told ABC News "I can confirm they were here and had dinner at the [White House]."

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Courtesy of AXS TVAXS TV will present a special block of Fleetwood Mac-themed programming Sunday, April 30. The "Sunday Night Rocks: Mac Attack" event begins at 4:30 p.m. ET with an encore screening of an episode of the Dan Rather-hosted The Big Interview, featuring Lindsey Buckingham, and also will include the premiere of the rare 1986 concert film Steve Nicks: Rock a Little.

Airing at 9 p.m. ET, Rock a Little captures a solo performance by Stevie Nicks at Colorado's Red Rocks Amphitheatre. The show features guest appearances by Peter Frampton and Fleetwood Mac drummer Mick Fleetwood. Stevie sings her solo hits "Edge of Seventeen," "Talk to Me" and "Stand Back," as well as the Fleetwood Mac classic "Dreams."

The "Mac Attack" marathon also includes a program called Video Killed the Radio Star: The Artist View Fleetwood Mac, airing at 5:30 p.m. ET, that features Mick Fleetwood discussing some of his band's best-known music videos.

Next up, at 6 p.m. ET, will be a segment of 2014 series Rock Legends profiling Fleetwood Mac, followed at 6:30 p.m. by a recent episode of the AXS TV series Rock and Roll Road Trip with Sammy Hagar that features Hagar chatting and jamming with Mick Fleetwood at his restaurant on Maui, Hawaii.

At 7 p.m. ET, AXS TV will show the concert film Fleetwood Mac: Live in Boston, which documents a 2003 performance from the band's Say You Will tour.

Closing out the marathon at 10 p.m. ET will be the 2012 concert special Lindsey Buckingham with Special Guest Stevie Nicks, which features Buckingham performing songs from his solo career, plus some Fleetwood Mac tunes with accompaniment from longtime band mate Nicks.

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Andrew Lipovsky/NBCSoundgarden frontman Chris Cornell soared over the lush backing of live strings during a moody performance of his new solo single, "The Promise," on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Wednesday night.

Cornell recorded "The Promise" for an upcoming film about the Armenian genocide. The movie, also called The Promise, stars Oscar Isaac and Christian Bale, and opens in theaters April 21.

Proceeds from sales of "The Promise" song will be donated to humanitarian aid and relief organization International Rescue Committee.

 

 

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Credit: Henry DiltzDavid Crosby is among the many artists contributing limited-edition vinyl discs to the 2017 edition of the Record Store Day campaign, which takes place this Saturday, April 22. The folk-rock legend's offering is a four-song EP titled David Crosby and the Lighthouse Band, which was recorded live in December during a Philadelphia radio appearance while he was on tour supporting his 2016 solo album, Lighthouse.

Crosby tells ABC Radio, "We recorded four of the things that The Lighthouse Band liked best." They were a rendition of the Crosby, Stills & Nash classic "Guinnevere," a newly arranged version of Joni Mitchell's "Woodstock" and two tunes from Lighthouse -- "The Us Below" and "By the Light of Common Day."

David says he was thrilled to put out the Record Store Day release, since he loves vinyl and is happy to lend support to independent record shops.

"Vinyl is very near and dear to us, and…mom-and-pop record stores really mean a lot to us," he declares. "They're not big, they're not corporate. They're people who love music…and we love them."

The EP is being issued as the official Record Store Day 10th Anniversary Record. Only 2,500 copies of the 10-inch disc are being produced and, Crosby maintains, mom-and-pop record shops are "the only place...they will ever be for sale."

Crosby's Lighthouse Band consists of four musicians who are featured on Lighthouse -- Michael League, leader of the modern-jazz group Snarky Puppy; Toronto-based singer/songwriter and keyboardist Michelle Willis; and North Carolina singer/songwriter Becca Stevens. David tells ABC Radio that his performances with The Lighthouse Band were acoustic gigs highlighted by complex four-part harmonies.

"It was a complete joy to us," he says.

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ABC/Randy HolmesChris Cornell will be performing on this evening's episode of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. The Soundgarden frontman will play his new solo song "The Promise," which he wrote and recorded for the upcoming film of the same name.

For the performance, Cornell will be joined by Soundgarden drummer Matt Cameron, who was recently inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Pearl Jam.

The Promise, a drama about the Armenian genocide, opens in theaters this Friday, April 21. The film stars Oscar Isaac and Christian Bale.

The Tonight Show airs at 11:35 p.m. ET on NBC.

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Al Pereira/Getty Images; Jill JarrettFleetwood Mac drummer Mick Fleetwood's side group The Mick Fleetwood Blues Band, plus ex-Wings guitarist Laurence Juber and rock-guitar virtuoso Steve Vai, are among the acts slated to perform at the third annual Malibu Guitar Festival, taking place May 18 to May 21 in Malibu California. 

At the event, Doors guitarist Robby Krieger will be presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of the band's self-titled debut album.

Fleetwood's blues outfit, which also features ex-Fleetwood Mac guitarist Rick Vito, will headline the festival's main eventSaturday, May 20, at Malibu Village. Juber and a variety of other musicians also will perform.

Krieger will be honored during the festival's opening-night charity benefit, taking place May 18 at Casa Escobar at The Malibu Inn. That evening's lineup of performers includes Juber, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers drummer Steve Ferrone, country star Hunter Hayes and more.

Vai will hit the Casa Escobar stage on Friday, May 19, as part of the fest's "Hot Licks Night." This event will showcase several female guitar players who were featured on the recently released Vai-curated compilation She Rocks.

Closing out the festival on Sunday, May 21, will be an event called the Rolling Stones Brunch, which will feature a presentation by rock music historian Andy Babiuk focusing on his 2014 book Rolling Stones Gear.

Babiuk also is a founding member of the veteran garage-rock band The Chesterfield Kings and the supergroup The Empty Hearts, which includes members of The Cars, Blondie and The Romantics.

For full details about the festival, visit MalibuGuitarFestival.com.

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