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Courtesy of The ClassicThe Classic East, the second in a series of star-studded concert events known as The Classic, takes place this Saturday and Sunday at Citi Field in New York City. Now, a third installment in the series, a single-day event called The Classic Northwest, has been confirmed for Saturday, September 30, at Safeco Field in Seattle.

The Classic Northwest's lineup features The Eagles and The Doobie Brothers, two of the three bands that will perform this Saturday at The Classic East concert and also played together at first day of The Classic West event held July 15 and 16 at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles.

Tickets for the newly announced concert go on sale Saturday, August 5, at 10 a.m. PT.

As previously reported, the bills for The Classic West and The Classic East festivals both feature The Eagles, The Doobies and Steely Dan on the first day, and Fleetwood Mac, Journey and Earth, Wind & Fire on the second.

The Classic concerts are The Eagles' first shows since the January 2016 death of founding singer/guitarist Glenn Frey. Rounding out the band's lineup in Frey's place at these events are Glenn's son, Deacon, and country star Vince Gill.

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Courtesy of SHOWTIMEAhead of its Showtime premiere on Wednesday, the network has debuted a new teaser for its upcoming Whitney Houston documentary, Whitney. "Can I Be Me."

The trailer features archival footage of Whitney, as a voice is heard saying, "Whitney Houston died from a broken heart."

The film, which first premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York in April, offers behind-the-scenes material, candid interviews from those who knew the singer, and performance footage -- including many of Houston's greatest hits. The doc promises to shed light on the late icon's extraordinary career, as well as her struggles with fame, addiction, and her image as a pop star in the public eye.  

A full-length trailer for the documentary was released a month ago.

Whitney. "Can I Be Me" airs on Showtime on Friday, August 25, at 9 p.m. ET.

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ABC/Randy HolmesAlice Cooper is probably the world's most famous shock rocker, so it wouldn't be so shocking if he had some skeletons -- or perhaps even a boa constrictor -- tucked away in his closets.  But how about a piece of art by Andy Warhol possibly worth millions of dollars?

Cooper's longtime manager, Shep Gordon, tells The Guardian that a 1964 silkscreen of an electric chair from Warhol's infamous Death and Disaster series that Alice had forgotten he'd owned was recently discovered after sitting for 40 years in a storage locker.

Gordon says he remembers an old girlfriend of Cooper's, late model Cindy Lang, asking him in 1972 for $2,500 to buy the print, which is based on a 1953 photograph of the death chamber at Sing Sing prison. Cooper had befriended Warhol during the early '70s when both men used to frequent the famous New York club Max's Kansas City.  Alice also featured an electric chair in his stage show at the time.

The silkscreen was found rolled up in a tube and placed in storage alongside various old stage props. Gordon thinks Cooper simply forgot he owned the piece.

"At the time Alice is making two albums a year and touring the rest of the time. It was a rock 'n' roll time, none of us thought about anything," explains Shep. "He ends up going into an insane asylum for his drinking and then leaves New York for L.A.

Gordon tells The Guardian he tracked down the print after talking to an art dealer, who told him how valuable Warhol's work had become. Although the silkscreen isn't signed by the artist, a Warhol expert says he's 100-percent sure it's authentic. Another Warhol electric chair silkscreen from the same series sold for $11.6 million at a 2015 auction.

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© 2017 Sebastian Sabal-BruceFresh from his historic reunion performance with Foreigner last week in Wantagh, New York, the group's founding multi-instrumentalist, Ian McDonald, is set to play a new concert with his current band, Honey West, tonight at the intimate New York City club Rockwood Music Hall. Honey West, which features McDonald collaborating with stage actor-turned-singer/songwriter Ted Zurkowski, released its debut album, Bad Old World, in May.

McDonald, who's also a founding member of U.K. prog-rocker pioneers King Crimson, produced Bad Old World and contributed lead guitars, keyboards, flute, saxophones, clarinet and more to the project. The Rockwood Music Hall show currently is the group's only scheduled gig.

On Thursday, July 20, McDonald and fellow original Foreigner members Lou Gramm and Al Greenwood joined their old group's current lineup at a concert held at the Jones Beach Theatre, marking the first time the ex-band mates had performed together since 1980. Some of the former band members are expected to make additional special appearances at upcoming stops on Foreigner's current 40th anniversary tour.

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Loud & Proud RecordsRoadcase Royale, Heart guitarist Nancy Wilson's new band with former Prince backing singer Liv Warfield, will release its debut album, First Things First, on September 22.

As previously reported, Roadcase Royale also includes two other Heart alums -- keyboardist Chris Joyner and drummer Ben Smith -- as well as guitarist Ryan Waters, a one-time Prince protegee.

"Roadcase Royale is a band I've always wanted to be in," says Wilson. "We all write and create songs as a unit. It's an inspired democracy. Liv and Ryan both bring a whole new level of magic to our new sound."

Nancy adds, "I'm amazed after devoting my life to rock music how it now feels so brand new. That's why our first album is called First Things First."

You can check out official videos for two songs from the forthcoming album, "Get Loud" and "Not Giving Up," on Roadcase Royale's official YouTube channel.

In support of First Things First, the band has lined up their first series of headlining shows, running from a September 10 concert in New York City through an October 15 gig in Oklahoma City. These performances will take place on off nights during the group's recently announced stint as the opening act for Bob Seger's 2017 Runaway Train Tour.

Here are all of Road case Royale's confirmed tour dates; all shows opening for Seger unless otherwise noted:

9/10 -- New York, NY, The Gramercy Theatre*
9/12 -- Rochester, NY, Blue Cross Arena
9/14 -- Boston, MA, TD Garden
9/16 -- Uncasville, CT, Mohegan Sun
9/19 -- Grand Rapids, MI, Van Andel Arena
9/21 -- Cincinnati, OH, U.S. Bank Arena
9/23 -- Auburn Hills, MI, Palace of Auburn Hills
9/24 -- Milwaukee, WI, The Pabst Theater*
9/28 -- Pittsburgh, PA, PPG Paints Arena
9/30 -- Columbus, OH, Nationwide Areana
10/1 -- Charlotte, NC, Neighborhood Theatre*
10/4 -- Knoxville, TN, Bijou Theatre*
10/5 -- Greenville, SC, Bon Secours Wellness Arena
10/7 -- Duluth, GA, Infinite Energy Arena
10/8 -- Nashville, TN, City Winery*
10/10 -- Des Moines, IA, Wells Fargo Arena
10/12 -- St. Louis, MO, Scottrade Center
10/14 -- Kansas City, MO, Sprint Center
10/15 -- Oklahoma City, OK, Tower Theatre*
10/19 -- The Woodlands, TX, The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
10/21 -- Frisco, TX, The Ford Center at The Star
10/24 -- Austin, TX, Frank Erwin Center
10/26 -- Denver, CO, Pepsi Center
10/28 -- Phoenix, AZ, Talking Stick Resort Arena

* = headlining date.


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RhinoThis Saturday, July 29, marks the 50th anniversary of the day The Doors' classic single "Light My Fire" lit up the Billboard Hot 100, reaching the top spot on the tally. To celebrate the occasion, the band has launched a campaign to get fans and radio stations to play the famous tune at 7:29 local time on July 29.

The Doors also are asking fans to share their memories of and comments about "Light My Fire" on their social media sites using the hashtag #lightmyfire.

Meanwhile, a new video featuring Doors guitarist Robby Krieger, who wrote most of "Light My Fire," discussing the song has been posted at the band's official YouTube channel.

In the clip, Krieger talks about how the late Jim Morrison pushed him to pen an original tune, telling him to write about something universal that wouldn't go out of style in the next year or two. In the video, Robby also recalls listening to the radio with his parents and brother when he found out the single had gone to #1.

As previously reported, in honor of the milestone anniversary, a limited-edition vinyl single will be released on Friday, July 28. The disc is a reproduction of an original 7-inch single that came out in Japan, which includes a single edit of "Light My Fire" on the A side and the album version of "The Crystal Ship" on the B side. Only 7,500 copies of the vinyl single will be available. In addition, a digital "Light My Fire" maxi-single also will be released Friday that features the mono single and stereo album versions of the song, as well as a live performance recorded in January 1970 at the Felt Forum in New York City.

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ABC/Randy HolmesSir Elton John is honoring Princess Diana's charitable spirit in the upcoming documentary, Diana, Our Mother: Her Life and Legacy.

In a new sneak peek from the film on People.com, the pop-rock legend joins Prince Harry to discuss his late mother's AIDS and HIV activism -- a cause that's particularly close to Elton's heart. He founded his Elton John AIDS Foundation in 1992.

"It was considered to be a gay disease," Elton says in the clip. "For someone who was within the Royal Family and who was a woman, and who was straight, to have someone care from the other side, was an incredible gift."

Elton goes on to praise Prince Harry for taking up his mother's charitable causes.

"She had that incredible ability -- which [Harry] kind of inherited -- to make people feel at ease and make them feel that everything's gonna be all right," Elton says. "I haven't experienced many people in my life who have that ability, but she could walk into a room of people and make them feel as if everything was great."

Elton was friends with Princess Diana and re-wrote his song "Candle in the Wind" as a tribute to her following her death in 1997.

Diana, Our Mother: Her Life and Legacy airs Monday, August 31, at 10 p.m. on HBO in the U.S. and 9 p.m. in the U.K. on ITV.

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Credit: Mark SeligerWhen The Rolling Stones released their latest album, Blue & Lonesome, this past December, some of the band members revealed they'd been working on some original music when they decided to make the blues covers record. Now, in a new video Q&A, guitarist Keith Richards says The Stones are moving forward with an album of new original songs.

"We are very, very shortly cutting some new stuff and considering where to take it next," Richards reports in the new clip, which has been posted on his official YouTube channel.

The 73-year-old Rock & Roll Hall-of-Famer also admits that the positive critical response to Blue & Lonesome "caught us a little bit by surprise." He also suggests that the album's success may inspire The Stones to record "the inevitable volume two," although he maintains that's a project the band won't jump into "straight away."

Richards adds, however, that "it wouldn't take a twist of the arm to do some more of that. It's such fun to record, and there's plenty more where that came from."

Richards also points out that he feels the positive response to Blue & Lonesome likely will encourage his band to come up with some interesting new material. "I just think, actually, The Stones will use it as a boost to their energy and to their feelings of viability in this day and age," Richards maintains, "and see what we can come up with next."

The Rolling Stones' last full album of new songs was 2005's A Bigger Bang. The band kicks off a fall European trek dubbed the No Filter Tour on September 9 in Hamburg, Germany.

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Credit: Joel BernsteinLate last month, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers announced that their 40th anniversary tour would wind down with a September 21 concert at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, but when that show sold out, they added another at the same venue on September 22. Well, now the September 22 concert has sold out too, so Petty and company have lined up a third Hollywood Bowl show on September 25 that they insist will be the finale of their anniversary trek.

Tickets for the supposed final date of the trek go on sale to the general public this Tuesday, July 25, at 10 a.m. PT. As with the September 21 and 22 concerts, acclaimed alt-country singer/songwriter Lucinda Williams will be Petty and the Heartbreakers' special guest at the September 25 gig.

Next up for Tom and his band is a July 26-27 engagement at Forest Hills Stadium in New York City. J. Geils Band singer Peter Wolf will be the opening act. Here are all of the concert remaining on Petty and the Heartbreakers' 40th anniversary tour:

7/26 -- New York, NY, Forest Hills Stadium#
7/27 -- New York, NY, Forest Hills Stadium#
7/29 -- Philadelphia, PA, Wells Fargo Center#
8/17 -- Vancouver, BC, Canada, Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena$
8/19 -- Seattle, WA, Safeco Field$
8/22 -- Berkeley, CA, Greek Theatre - University of California, Berkeley@
8/23 -- Berkeley, CA, Greek Theatre - University of California, Berkeley@
8/25 -- Sacramento, CA, Golden 1 Center@
8/27 -- Berkeley, CA, Greek Theatre - University of California, Berkeley@
9/17 -- Del Mar, CA, Kaaboo Festival
9/21 -- Los Angeles, CA, Hollywood Bowl*
9/22 -- Los Angeles, CA, Hollywood Bowl*
9/25 -- Los Angeles, CA, Hollywood Bowl*

# = with Peter Wolf
$ = with The Lumineers
@ = with The Shelters
* = with Lucinda Williams.

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RhinoDeep Purple, one of the most influential hard-rock bands ever to emerge from the U.K., will release a new career-spanning compilation called A Fire in the Sky on September 8. The album, which will feature highlights from the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer's various lineups, will be available as a three-CD set and a single-disc collection.

The three-CD version of A Fire in the Sky features 40 tracks, including at least one song from each of the band's studio albums from its 1968 debut, Shades of Deep Purple, to its 2013 release, Now What?!

Among the many memorable tunes features on the compilation are the group's 1968 hit cover of Joe South's "Hush" -- sung by original frontman Rod Evans -- and the band's signature rock anthem "Smoke on the Water," from Deep Purple's classic Ian Gillan-led "Mark II" lineup.

Other memorable tunes from the band's "Mark II" incarnation appearing on the three-CD edition of A Fire in the Sky include "Highway Star," "Woman from Tokyo," "Space Truckin'" and "Child in Time." Meanwhile, the David Coverdale-fronted 'mid-70s Deep Purple is represented by such songs as "Burn," "Mistreated" and "Soldier of Fortune."

The single-CD version of A Fire in the Sky contains 20 tracks, and focuses on the various singles Deep Purple has released over the years.

A 27-track, three-LP vinyl version of the compilation will be issued on November 3.

The current Deep Purple lineup will head out on a North American summer tour with Alice Cooper that kicks off August 12 in Las Vegas. The band will be supporting its recently released studio album InFinite on the trek.

Here's the track list for the three-disc version of A Fire in the Sky:

Disc One
"Hell to Pay"
"Vincent Price"
"Wrong Man"
"Rapture of the Deep"
"Sun Goes Down"
"Any Fule Kno That"
"Sometimes I Feel Like Screaming"
"Vavoom: Ted the Mechanic"
"The Battle Rages On"
"King of Dreams"
"Call of the Wild"
"Bad Attitude"
"Knocking at Your Back Door"
"Perfect Strangers"

Disc Two
"You Keep On Moving"
"Dealer" (2010 Kevin Shirley Remix)
"Soldier of Fortune"
"Might Just Take Your Life"
"Rat Bat Blue"
"Woman from Tokyo"
"Space Truckin'"
"Smoke on the Water"
"When a Blind Man Cries"  

Disc Three
"Highway Star"
"Demon's Eye"
"Strange Kind of Woman"
"Child in Time"
"Speed King" (U.S. Album Edit)
"Black Night"
"Emmaretta" (2012 Stereo Mix)
"The Bird Has Flown" (Early Version - 2012 Stereo Mix)
"Wring That Neck" (a.k.a. "Hard Road")
"Kentucky Woman"
"Mandrake Root"

And here's the one-disc version's lsit of songs:

"Hell to Pay" (Radio Edit)
"Rapture of the Deep"
"Sun Goes Down"
"Any Fule Kno That"
"Sometimes I Feel Like Screaming" (Edit)
"Bad Attitude" (Radio Edit)
"Knocking at Your Back Door" (Single Edit)
"Perfect Strangers" (Single Edit)
"You Keep on Moving" (Single Edit)
"Soldier of Fortune"
"Burn" (U.S. Single Edit)
"Woman from Tokyo" (Single Edit)
"Highway Star" (U.S. Single Edit)
"Smoke on the Water" (U.S. Single Edit)
"Strange Kind of Woman"
"Child in Time (Part 1)"
"Speed King" (U.S. Album Edit)
"Black Night"

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Credit: Danny ClinchFans of Yusuf, the artist better known as Cat Stevens, will soon get the chance to enjoy the latest fruit of the veteran singer/songwriter's labors when he releases a new album called The Laughing Apple on September 15. The 10-track collection features a mix of new original songs and updated renditions of tunes from Yusuf's early career.

Among the older compositions on the record are remakes of four songs that appeared on the 1967 Cat Stevens album New Masters, including the upcoming album's title track, "The Laughing Apple." Also appearing on the new album is "Mighty Peace," an unreleased song written during the early 1960s to which Yusuf added a new verse and finally recorded. In addition, The Laughing Apple features "You Can Do (Whatever)," which originally was intended for the 1971 cult film Harold and Maude but that Yusuf never finished until the new project.

The Laughing Apple was produced by founding Yardbirds bassist Paul Samwell-Smith, who worked on most of Cat Stevens' classic 1970s releases. The album also reunites Yusuf with guitarist Alun Davies, with whom he recorded and toured throughout the 1970s.

You can check out an animated lyrics video for one of the brand-new songs on the album, "See What Love Did to Me," on Yusuf's official VEVO YouTube channel. The Rock & Roll Hall of Famer has created illustrations to accompany each of the record's tracks that will be included in the album packaging.

In other news, Yusuf will be featured in a new episode of the PBS performance series SoundStage that will premiere in September.

Here's the track list of The Laughing Apple:

"Blackness of the Night"
"See What Love Did to Me"
"The Laughing Apple"
"Olive Hill"
"Mighty Peace"
"Mary and the Little Lamb"
"You Can Do (Whatever)!"
"Northern Wind (Death of Billy the Kid)"
"Don't Blame Them"
"I'm So Sleepy"

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TOLGA AKMEN/AFP/Getty ImagesElton John, Rod Stewart, Celine Dion and Diana Ross will all be playing the Palace this summer: Buckingham Palace, that is.  Their music is part of a special commemorative exhibit paying tribute to the late Princess Diana.

According to the Times of London, the exhibit is located in the Music Room, one of the State Rooms you can visit as part of Buckingham Palace's annual summer opening hours, which start Saturday and run through October 1.  Diana's sons, Harry and William, have chosen some of their mother's personal items for a display marking the 20th anniversary of her death, and among the items is her collection of music cassettes.

The small suitcase includes cassettes like Elton John's Greatest Hits (Volume Two) and Diana Ross' Ultimate Collection, as well as Celine Dion's The Colour of My Love, and cassettes by George Michael, Rod Stewart, Lionel Richie, The Three Tenors and more.

Other items in the exhibit include Diana's ballet shoes, a wooden trunk she took to boarding school, and her writing desk, decorated with photos of her sons and a silver Cartier calendar that was a gift from former President Ronald Reagan.

In life, Diana was a big fan of pop music, and even became friendly with some of her musical idols, especially Elton.  His tribute to her, "Candle in the Wind '97," is among the best-selling songs of all time.

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Columbia RecordsWith the new concert film documenting David Gilmour's historic July 2016 performances in Pompeii, Italy, getting one-night-only theatrical screenings on September 13, comes word that the flick will be released as a home video in multiple formats and configurations on September 29. David Gilmour -- Live at Pompeii will be available as a two-DVD set, a single Blu-ray disc, a deluxe box set featuring two Blu-rays and two CDs, and a digital video.

The new movie features footage from two shows that the ex-Pink Floyd singer/guitarist played at the 2,000-year-old Pompeii Amphitheatre last summer, 45 years after his old band performed at the same site for the classic 1972 movie, Pink Floyd Live at Pompeii. Gilmour's shows were the first publicly attended rock concerts ever held at the Roman amphitheater, which was built in 90 B.C. and buried in ash when Mount Vesuvius erupted in 70 A.D.

The standard two-DVD and Blu-ray versions of Live at Pompeii features the concert film, plus a new documentary titled Pompeii Then and Now. The deluxe box set includes an extra Blu-ray disc containing performances from shows that Gilmour played in South America in December 2015, and from a June 2016 concert in Poland featuring orchestral accompaniment; the BBC documentary David Gilmour: Wider Horizons; and four short documentaries looking at various legs of Gilmour's world tour in support of his 2015 solo album, Rattle That Lock.

In addition, separate two-CD and four-LP vinyl sets featuring the audio from the Live at Pompeii concerts also will be released on September 29.

Check out the films' preview trailer on Gilmour's official YouTube channel.

Here's the track list of the David Gilmour -- Live at Pompeii Blu-ray discs:

Blu-ray 1
Part 1:
"5 A.M."
"Rattle That Lock"
"Faces of Stone"
"What Do You Want from Me"
"The Blue"
"The Great Gig in the Sky"
"A Boat Lies Waiting"
"Wish You Were Here"
"In Any Tongue"
"High Hopes"

Part 2:
"One of These Days"
"Shine On You Crazy Diamond"
"Fat Old Sun"
"Coming Back to Life"
"On an Island"
"Run Like Hell"
"Time/Breathe (In the Air)" (Reprise)
"Comfortably Numb"

Pompeii Then and Now

Blu-ray 2
South America December 2015:
"Astronomy Domine"
"Us and Them"
"Time/Breathe (In the Air)" (Reprise)
"Comfortably Numb" (Jon Carin - vocal)

Wroclaw, Poland June 2016 – with Orchestra:
"5 A.M."
"Rattle That Lock"
"Dancing Right In Front of Me"
"The Girl in the Yellow Dress" (with Leszek Mozdzer)
"In Any Tongue"

--Europe 2015
--South America 2015
--North America 2016
--Europe 2016
--David Gilmour: Wider Horizons

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Kevin Winter/Getty Images via ABCMadonna's panties are still safe -- for now.

On Thursday, two days after the New York Supreme Court stopped an auction house from selling off some of Madonna's personal possessions, a judge ruled that the Court's temporary restraining order will stand until the next court date, September 6. 

The judge wants more details and plans to depose Madonna to get them. Until that date, Gotta Have It Collectibles is not allowed to sell or advertise the items online.

The items in question are a pair of worn panties, a used hairbrush with hair still in it, a letter that Madonna's former boyfriend, late rapper Tupac Shakur, wrote to her when he was in prison, and several other letters, including one in which she calls Whitney Houston and Sharon Stone "horribly mediocre."  They were part of more than 100 Madonna-related collectibles that Gotta Have It was going to sell on July 19.

The person selling the items, Darlene Lutz, is Madonna's former friend and personal assistant.  According to Rolling Stone, Lutz obtained the items in 1995 when she helped Madonna move. 

When the Queen of Pop found out about the auction, she wrote a letter to Lutz, accusing her of stealing her personal property -- not back in 1995, but now, because she allegedly refused to return them when Madonna asked for them back.

At the Thursday hearing, Rolling Stone reports that Madonna's defense attorney said the singer wasn't "aware" of the items in question until she saw the online auction, but, he said, "Just because she didn't know where the items were doesn't make them any less hers."

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Quincy Jones with Michael Jackson at the 1994 Grammy Awards (Chris Walter/WireImage)Quincy Jones took the stand Thursday in Los Angeles in his lawsuit against the Michael Jackson estate, and he made it clear straight away that he’s not taking legal action against the King of Pop.

"I'm not suing Michael," Jones said as he looked at the attorney for the estate, according to The Hollywood Reporter. "I'm suing y'all."

The producer of Jackson’s Thriller, Bad and Off the Wall albums says he’s owed $30 million in royalties from those releases and other music he recorded with Michael.

Jones claims his agreements with Jackson stipulate he would receive additional payment when those songs are used for films, such as the posthumous concert documentary This Is It. The estate attorneys argue Jones is only entitled to a percentage of record sales.

Estate attorney Howard Weitzman asked Jones if he should receive money from music licensed for new projects, even though the estate interpreted the contract to mean he was not entitled to licensing fees. Contract montract," Jones responded. "If we made the record, we deserve to get paid."

When asked why he didn't file his lawsuit while Jackson was alive, Jones said, "I cared more about him as a human being than about the money."

The estate previously offered Jones a settlement of between $2 million and $3 million before trial, which it what it believes Jones is owed.

Closing arguments in the case are scheduled for Monday morning.

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Karsten Staiger/MeinFotolandWhen Foreigner announced plans for their 40th anniversary tour, the band promised some of its original members would be making guest appearances at select shows during the trek. The veteran rockers made good on that promise Thursday night in Wantagh, New York, when founding Foreigner singer Lou Gramm, multi-instrumentalist Ian McDonald and keyboardist Al Greenwood joined the group's current lineup for a three-song performance at Jones Beach Theater.

This marked the first time since 1980 that Gramm, McDonald and Greenwood performed together with Foreigner. The mini-set featured "Long, Long Way from Home," "I Want to Know What Love Is," and "Hot Blooded." You can watch a video of the first two songs on the group's official Facebook page. For "I Want to Know What Love Is," Foreigner's chart-topping 1984 ballad, Gramm and current frontman Kelly Hansen shared vocal duties.

While introducing his old band mates, founding Foreigner guitarist/songwriter Mick Jones referred to Gramm as "my dear friend, always will be, lifelong."

After the show, Jones released a statement saying, "It was great to have Lou, Al and Ian join us on stage last night, and certainly brought back some special memories. All the original guys are out there playing live shows and working on studio projects."

Mick added a comment apparently directed toward the powers-that-be at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame: "A performance by the entire original band for a Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction next year would be a great way to cap off our 40th Anniversary celebrations."

More surprise appearances by ex-Foreigner members are planned at other stops during the band's 40th anniversary tour. The trek also features Cheap Trick and Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin Experience. Visit ForeignerOnline.com to check out the group's full itinerary.

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Credit: Danny ClinchDon Henley turns 70 on Saturday, and the Eagles co-founder will celebrate his milestone birthday in a big way…with a star-studded concert at American Airlines Center in Dallas. While no official lineup announcement has been made, D magazine reports that among the well-known musicians who will join Henley at the show are his longtime Eagles band mates Joe Walsh and Timothy B. Schmit his "Leather and Lace" duet partner and ex-girlfriend Stevie Nicks, and Scandal frontwoman Patty Smyth.

The event will feature performances of songs from throughout Don's long music career, including many of his classic Eagles songs and solo hits. The concert is part of a three-day birthday celebration for Henley that also will include a storytelling event and a Q&A session scheduled for Sunday, July 23. Proceeds raised by the various events will benefit the Caddo Lake Institute, a nonprofit organization Henley founded in 1993 to help preserve the wetlands area near his hometown of Linden, Texas.

Henley and his late band mate Glenn Frey, of course, were the main songwriters and co-lead singers of the Eagles, one of the most successful rock bands of all time. After the group broke up in 1980, Don enjoyed continued multi-platinum success as a solo artist. The Eagles reunited in 1994 and have remained a popular touring act ever since. Henley was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame with the group in 1998.

Following his birthday celebration, Henley will play The Classic East festival with a re-formed Eagles lineup on July 29 in New York City. The show, a companion event to The Classic West concert that was held July 15 in Los Angles, also will feature Steely Dan and The Doobie Brothers.

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Courtesy of 117 Entertainment GroupEx-Three Dog Night singer Chuck Negron has debuted a video for "I'm on Fire," a song from his recently released album Negron Generations.  The song reflects on his past struggles with drug addiction and his path to sobriety and spiritual enlightenment. You can watch the clip now at Negron's official YouTube channel.

The video features archival footage and photos of Negron from throughout his life and career, including clips of Chuck performing with his old band and solo, as well as some pictures showing him in the throes of addiction.

The video also feature photos of Negron's daughters, Charlie and Annabelle, who contribute backing vocals to "I'm on Fire," and also appear on other tracks on the new album.

"My hope with this song is that we can reach people that need the inspiration to keep fighting the good fight, whatever that may be for them," says Negron. "I continue to find solace in my spirituality and it has helped me make it through the past 25 years of sobriety. I recognize that a higher power gave me a second chance at a time I probably didn't deserve one."

As previously reported, Negron Generations features Chuck collaborating with his daughters on seven tracks, and also includes three previously unreleased Three Dog Night recordings dating back to the mid-'70s.

Negron is currently taking part in the 2017 edition of The Turtles' Happy Together Tour, which also features The Association, The Cowsills, The Box Tops and Archies singer Ron Dante. The trek is scheduled to wind down August 26 in Onamia, Minnesota.

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Geffen RecordsGuns N' Roses debut album, Appetite for Destruction, was released 30 years ago today. The record, which featured three hit singles -- "Welcome to the Jungle," "Paradise City" and the chart-topping "Sweet Child o' Mine" -- has sold more than 18 million copies in the U.S., making it the best-selling debut album of all time.

Though it was released on July 21, 1987,  Appetite for Destruction didn't reach the top of the Billboard album chart until August 6, 1988. It spent four nonconsecutive weeks at #1, establishing GN'R as one of the world's most popular hard-rock bands.

The album was the only full-length Guns N' Roses release featuring the band's classic lineup of Axl Rose, Slash, Izzy Stradlin, Duff McKagan and Steven Adler. By 1997, drugs and internal conflicts had led to the exits of Adler, Stradlin, Slash and McKagan.

A few years back, McKagan chatted with ABC Radio about his band's Appetite for Destruction heyday, noting, "The chemistry was ridiculous. And, we had the best everybody in our band. The best singer. Izzy, the best rhythm guitar player/singer guy, songwriter guy. Slash -- I mean, c'mon. At 19, he played like an old blues guy, but ferocious. And Steven, with that groove he created."

Regarding Appetite, Slash told ABC Radio a few years ago, "I'm really, really proud of what that group of people accomplished…It's become a very iconic album."

Appetite for Destruction's enduring appeal is reflected by the popularity of Guns N' Roses' Not in This Lifetime tour, the band's first trek to feature Slash and McKagan since the 1990s. According to Pollstar, it was the highest-grossing outing for the first half of 2017. The band will kick off a new North American leg of the trek on Thursday, July 27 in St. Louis.

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ABC/Randy HolmesFor several years now, actor Tom Hardy has been attached to the Elton John biopic Rocketman, in which he was expected to star.  But if a new report is to be believed, Hardy's out, and a completely different actor will be portraying the Rock & Roll Hall of Famer in the film.

The British tabloid The Daily Mail claims that Taron Egerton, the star of the spy action/comedy Kingsman: The Secret Service and its upcoming sequel, is now in talks to replace Hardy, who apparently can't sing.  Egerton, on the other hand, has a strong voice, which you may have heard in last year's animated hit Sing.  In fact, he sang Elton's hit "I'm Still Standing" in that movie.

According to The Daily Mail, Egerton got involved with the project because both he and Elton appear in The Kingsman sequel The Golden Circle, which is due in September.  That movie is produced by Matthew Vaughn, who is co-producing Rocketman with Elton's Rocket Pictures. 

According to the The Daily Mail, Vaughn and Elton chatted between takes on the set of The Golden Circle, and that's where the idea of Egerton taking over the role came from.

Rocketman has been in the works for years; it's not clear when the movie will start shooting, or if Egerton will definitely be taking on the lead role.

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