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ParlophoneA unique live-streamed event on September 26 will help launch the release of the new David Bowie boxed set, DAVID BOWIE A NEW CAREER IN A NEW TOWN (1977 – 1982).

The set is due September 29 and three days prior, a special celebration takes place at legendary Hansa Studios in Berlin, Germany, and will be live-streamed at 2 p.m. ET via Bowie’s Facebook page.

The live event features a question and answer sessions with guests including longtime Bowie guitarist Carlos Alomar and Edu Meyer, former sound engineer at Hansa Studios.  That's where Bowie recorded parts of his Low album as well as Heroes, two-thirds of his so-called “Berlin Trilogy.” Bowie’s Facebook page will also be offering previously unheard audio streams that day.

A NEW CAREER IN A NEW TOWN will be available as an eleven-CD box or 13-disc vinyl box, as well as in high-definition digital download formats.

The set includes Low, Heroes and a new version of Lodger, the third piece of the Berlin Trilogy -- remixed by Bowie’s longtime producer, Tony Visconti -- as well as the Scary Monsters album. There are also two versions of the 1978 live album Stage, featuring two previously unreleased tracks; and Re:Call 3, a compilation featuring single versions, non-album singles, B-sides and soundtrack selections.

The box is rounded out with the exclusive 40th anniversary Heroes EP, which includes with the single, German and French versions of the seminal Bowie track.

The boxed sets also have an accompanying book -- 128 pages in the CD box and 84 in the vinyl set -- with rare and previously unpublished photos by Anton Corbijn, Helmut Newton and others, plus press reviews and Visconti’s technical notes. 

For a complete track list of the various sets, go to Bowie’s website.

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James PowellChuck Panozzo has a special message to share on this, his 68th birthday.  The founding Styx bassist has issued a statement in which he talks about being both gay, and an HIV survivor.

Panozzo, who revealed his diagnosis back in 2001, says, “It’s difficult enough to be different and even more challenging to live with big secrets. I have finally learned to enjoy my differences. Through the years, I struggled with my feelings about my diagnosis and found that the stigma of being HIV positive was actually worse than having the disease itself.”

He also talks about a recent visit to the World AIDS Museum and Educational Center in Wilton Manors, Florida, which he says was a life-changing experience.

Panozzo says, “I confronted my fear and found a tremendous freedom in doing so. Along with this came a learning experience and I became more aware of who I am and what I can do to change my feelings. I was so moved by the Museum’s mission that I have been able to experience a much greater personal power.”

Panozzo has posted a video about his visit to the Museum and is asking friends and fans to “like” WAM’s Facebook page, visit  their website and make a donation.

He concludes, “Thank you for allowing me to share my personal story and taking the time to learn about the importance of The World AIDS Museum and Educational Center. I promise that your donation will make a difference in many lives.”

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Django CrosbyDavid Crosby didn’t have to look far for assistance on his new album, Sky Trails.

The two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee tells USA Today he collaborated with his son, James Raymond, on a complex track titled “Curved Air.” The song features a flamenco guitar intro that Raymond actually composed on keyboards.

Crosby marvels, “I don’t know how he did it. I am completely flummoxed by it. When I heard it I said, ‘Who did you get to play the guitar?’ And he said, ‘Me.’ I said, ‘Oh, come on. You can’t possibly have played that. It’s inconceivable.’ But, yeah, he did. He’s that good.”

The 76-year-old Crosby says at this point in his storied career, he’s not interested in looking for a “hit.”

“[Raymond] and I aren’t trying to be pop guys, man," he explains. "We’re not trying to have a hit. It’s just that I am at the end of my life. I’ve got a little time left. So I feel a strong pressure to do every bit of music I can and do it as well as I possibly can, knowing it will last longer than I will."

You can listen to "Curved Air" now on SoundCloud.  Sky Trails is due September 29.

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When it comes to disaster relief, The Boss in on the case.

Bruce Springsteen is releasing an entire live set that he and the E Street Band recorded December 8, 1978 at the Summit in Houston Texas. All proceeds will benefit the MusiCares Hurricane Relief Fund to help those affected in Texas and Florida by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, respectively.

According to BruceSpringsteen.net, the Houston show was part of the final leg of the Darkness on the Edge of Town tour and it originally appeared as part of the Darkness box set. It includes the extended introduction version of “Prove It All Night,” the rarely performed “Streets of Fire,” and Darkness outtakes “Fire” and “Because the Night.” 

Fans will also enjoy early versions of three tracks that would go on to appear on The River: “Independence Day,” “Point Blank” and “The Ties That Bind,” plus Bruce’s famed take on “Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town.”

The Houston ’78 show is available as MP3 and hi-res download, or as a two-CD set. You can order at live.brucespringsteen.net.

For more information on MusiCares, check the organization’s website.

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Columbia Records/Legacy RecordingsIt’s time for another deep dive into Bob Dylan’s catalog.

Bob Dylan -- Trouble No More -- The Bootleg Series Vol. 13/1979-1981 arrives on November 3. The comprehensive eight-disc package also comes with a bonus DVD and covers the period in which Dylan released three albums directly influenced by personal and religious transformation: 1979’s Slow Train Coming, 1980’s Saved, and 1981’s Shot of Love.

All but one of the tracks on Trouble No More are previously unreleased versions.  The set also includes 14 previously unreleased songs, as well as previously unheard live performances and rare studio outtakes. The deluxe box comes with a hardcover book featuring an introduction by Dylan scholar Ben Rollins and specially curated liner notes.

The feature-length bonus DVD, dubbed Trouble No More: A Musical Film, combines unreleased footage from Dylan’s 1980 tours, including a rare live version of “Shot of Love,” with new material performed by Oscar-nominated actor Michael Shannon.

Trouble No More will also be available in two-CD and four-LP configurations comprised of the first two discs from the deluxe box.

The previous two volumes in Columbia/Legacy's Bob Dylan Bootleg series each took home the Best Historical Album Grammy Award.  For complete track listings for all eight discs and other Trouble No More info, check out Dylan’s official website.

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Cooper Neill/Getty ImagesThough he's a member of that most "California" of bands -- the Eagles -- Don Henley was born and raised in Texas.  That's why he's headlining a benefit concert in November to raise money for the victims of Hurricane Harvey, which devastated Houston and other parts of the Lone Star State.

The event, called Helping Texans: A Hurricane Harvey Benefit Concert, will take place November 28 at Bass Hall in Fort Worth, Texas.  All ticket proceeds will go to the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund at the North Texas Community Foundation. 

The bill also includes two other Texas singer/songwriters: country star Clint Black and Lyle Lovett. All the event's expenses are being underwritten, and the artists are donating there time, so all the money can go directly to charity.  Tickets go on sale Friday at BassHall.com and by phone at 817-212-4280.

In a statement, Don says, "This is another example of Texans helping Texans, and I’m proud to be a part of it.

It's estimated that Hurricane Harvey caused $180 billion in damage, more than any other natural disaster in U.S. history except Hurricane Katrina.

Before that benefit, Don has several concerts scheduled with the Eagles. On September 30, they'll perform at the Classic Northwest, a festival in Seattle, with the Doobie Brothers.  They also have shows booked in Greensboro, NC; Atlanta; Louisville, KY; and Detroit.   Country star Vince Gill and Eagles co-founder Glenn Frey's son Duncan are filling the hole left in the band by Frey, who died last year.

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atlantic recordsFans are about to hear Aretha Franklin in a whole new way.

In honor of the 50th anniversary of Franklin signing with Atlantic Records,  Rhino will release A Brand New Me: Aretha Franklin with Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Due November 10, the 14-track disc pairs seminal recordings the young Queen of Soul made for Atlantic in the 1960s with new arrangements performed by The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

The orchestral recordings were done at legendary Abbey Road studios in London, with brand new backing vocals led by Grammy-winner Patti Austin.

Among the tracks refreshed with orchestral backing are Franklin’s chart-topping hits “Respect,””Think” and “Angel,” along with classics like “I Say a Little Prayer” and “A Natural Woman (You Make Me Feel Like).”

A Brand New Me was produced by Nick Patrick and Don Reedman, who achieved worldwide success with their previous album I Can Dream: Elvis Presley With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

Reedman recalls, “I was 15 years old when a song came on the radio called ‘Rock A Bye Your Baby With A Dixie Melody.’ It blew me away; the power, the soul. The feeling that went through me got me hooked on Aretha and I have been ever since. To be able to make this album… is truly an honor.”

Here’s the track list for A Brand New Me: Aretha Franklin with the Royal Philharmonic

“Think”
“Don’t Play That Song (You Lied)”
“I Say A Little Prayer”
“Until You Come Back To Me (That’s What I’m Gonna Do)”
“A Brand New Me”
“A Natural Woman (You Make Me Feel Like)”
“Angel”
“Border Song (Holy Moses)”
“Let It Be”
“People Get Ready”
“Oh Me Oh My (I’m A Fool For You Baby)”
“You’re All I Need To Get By”
“Son Of A Preacher Man”
“Respect”

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ABC/Adam TalorIt's official: Bono and Paul McCartney have good heads for business.

The duo is included in Forbes magazine's 100 Greatest Business Minds, alongside SpaceX and Tesla's Elon Musk, Microsoft's Paul Allen, Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos, Oprah Winfrey and others.

In an essay, Bono explains, “Capitalism is not immoral, but it is amoral. And it requires our instruction. It's a wild beast that needs to be tamed, a better servant than master. That's my philosophy with (RED), which partners with corporations to direct profits to fighting HIV/AIDS…. I realized that going to big companies and trying to break into their more modest philanthropy funds was a huge missed opportunity. It was their robust marketing and publicity budgets that we needed.”

The U2 frontman admits, “Some of the most selfish people I've met are artists -- I'm one of them -- and some of the most selfless people I've ever met are in business, people like Warren Buffett.”

For his part, regarding the raised eyebrows when Michael Jackson bought the Beatles’ publishing rights, McCartney writes, “It all goes back to the very beginning of the Beatles, when we signed the music publishing contract. We didn't care what it was…we wanted to get published. It turned out to be basically a slave contract; no matter how successful we made the company, we didn't get a raise.

Paul concludes, “It's so important to have good people around you. That's why I'm anywhere near this list. My lawyers…are really smart, both great guys, and I listen to them. In recent years, they've helped me recover my copyrights…If I'm wheeling and dealing, life becomes very difficult for me. I've got to reserve a portion of my brain for writing songs.”

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Courtesy of AXS TVThe Doobie Brothers, Peter Frampton and Steve Miller are among the big names who'll be chatting with Dan Rather on the upcoming season of AXS TV's The Big Interview.

The latest run of shows premieres Tuesday, October 10, with an episode featuring Ozzy Osbourne's wife and manager, Sharon Osbourne.  Other stars slated to appear on new installments of The Big Interview include E Street Band guitarist Steven Van Zandt, ex-R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe, Rush singer/bassist Geddy Lee and Jewel.

In all, nine new episodes of program will air on AXS TV, with different episodes premiering each Tuesday at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT through December 5.

Here's the full lineup of the upcoming season of The Big Interview:

10/10 -- Sharon Osbourne
10/17 -- The Doobie Brothers
10/24 -- Geddy Lee of Rush
10/31 -- Jewel
11/7 -- Kiefer Sutherland
11/14 -- Steve Miller
11/21 -- Peter Frampton
11/28 -- Michael Stipe of R.E.M.
12/5 -- Steven Van Zandt

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David M. EarnisseChicago, one of the most successful bands in pop music history, is the subject of a documentary available on DVD October 13th.

Now More Than Ever: The History of Chicago covers the 50-year career of the group that named itself after the Windy City and has endured from its beginnings as a politically-oriented jazz-rock fusion outfit to its more recent pop-ballad mode.

Directed by Peter PardiniNow More Than Ever features interviews from Chicago members past and present, as well as behind-the-scenes footage.  The DVD can be pre-ordered at MVDshop.com or via Amazon.

According to Billboard, Chicago was the leading singles charting group in the U.S. in the 1970s and is the “greatest of all time” American band in terms of singles chart success. The group was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2016.

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Genesis PublicationsMick Fleetwood's new limited-edition book, Love that Burns -- A Chronicle of Fleetwood Mac: Volume 1, 1967-1974, officially gets published today. As its title suggests, the book delves into the band's early history, and is packed with rare photos, memorabilia and personal recollections from Fleetwood and many of the group's other members.

Love That Burns' main focus is on Fleetwood Mac's original lineup, led by blues-guitar virtuoso Peter Green. Although Green was the group's main singer, guitarist and songwriter, Fleetwood tells ABC Radio Green shied away from the spotlight. Mick says this attitude is reflected by the fact that Peter chose to name the band after its rhythm section -- Fleetwood and bassist John McVie -- and was furious when the group's label included his name in their debut album's title, Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac.

"He was the founding father that formed the spirit that continues through today," Fleetwood maintains, "where everyone was always accepted for who they are, what they are, and bring what you have."

The band's name actually comes from a 1967 instrumental recording that Green, Fleetwood and McVie made while they were members of John Mayall's Bluesbreakers. The trio recorded the track using studio time that Mayall gave Green as a birthday present. When the recording was done and Peter was asked what the tune's name was, he said, "call it 'Fleetwood Mac,' 'cause John [McVie] and Mick are playing on it."

That track and the 1968 Fleetwood Mac tune "Love That Burns" are included on a special seven-inch vinyl picture disc packaged with the new book.

Fleetwood will celebrate the book's publication at a Q&A and meet-and-greet event at London's Piccadilly Theatre on Tuesday, September 26.

For more details about Love that Burns, visit FleetwoodMacBook.com.

LOVE THAT BURNS: A Chronicle of Fleetwood Mac, by Mick Fleetwood from Genesis Publications on Vimeo.

 

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John Fogerty is ready to rock with a new record deal.

The former Creedence Clearwater Revival leader has signed a deal with BMG that includes a new solo album to be released sometime next year, plus the reissue of his previous solo releases. The first reissue, due November 17, will be a 20th anniversary edition of Fogerty’s Grammy-winning Blue Moon Swamp album.

Available in 180-gram black vinyl, limited-edition 180-gram blue vinyl, CD and digital versions, the Blue Moon Swamp reissue features a new album cover showcasing the concert backdrop from the album’s original supporting tour.

Originally released in May 1997, Blue Moon Swamp won Best Rock Album at the 40th Grammy Awards in 1998, while the track “Blueboy” received a nomination for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance that same year. 

Upcoming reissues from Fogerty’s solo career include the Grammy-nominated Centerfield,  the Eye of the Zombie and Premonition albums, plus Déjà vu (All Over Again) and a new Best of collection. Release dates are still to be announced.

Fogerty returns to Las Vegas to continue his John Fogerty: Fortunate Son In Concert  residency at the Wynn Encore Theatre with 15 shows set for September 20 – October 7 and January 10 – 20. For info, go to Fogerty’s website.

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Joshua BrandaoMadonna has performed at the world's biggest concert venues, but she says at this point in her career, she wants to scale things back.

"I've done so many shows -- world tours, stadiums, sports arenas, you name it -- that I feel like I have to reinvent that now too," she tells the BBC in an interview promoting her new Rebel Heart concert DVD.

"I like doing intimate shows and being able to talk directly to the audience; to play with them and use humor and pathos and truth, and share my life -- and also make up stories," she explains. "I like the freedom of it and I like the intimacy of it, and I would like to explore doing it more in the future."

For a hint of what a Madonna concert like that might look like, check out the Rebel Heart concert DVD: it features Tears of a Clown, an exclusive fan club show she did in Melbourne, Australia that was a mix of comedy and music.

"This is something I'm exploring right now: the idea of doing a show that doesn't travel the world, but stays in one place and utilizes not only humor and the music in a more intimate setting but other people's music, as well, and other entertainment," Madonna tells the BBC. 

When asked if that means she's looking to do a residency of some type, Madonna says, "Yeah, a residency. If I look back at the Rebel Heart tour, my favorite [part] was really the last section where I got to just sit on the stage and play my ukulele and sing 'La Vie en Rose' and talk to the audience."

"Just more intimate," she adds. "More audience participation and connecting to human beings -- I feel I'm craving that more and more."

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Michael Loccisano/Getty ImagesEven at age 70, Ronnie Wood manages to keep rolling along.

The Rolling Stones guitarist, who had surgery for lung cancer earlier this year, told the Guardian when it comes to sex, “You’ve got to have that every day.” Wood married his third wife, theater producer Sally Humphreys, in 2012. Their twin daughters, Gracie and Alice, were born last year. The rocker also has four other children.

In a question and answer session with the British publication, Wood – who joined the Stones in 1975 after stints in the Jeff Beck Group and the Faces – said the song he’d like played at his funeral would be “The Resurrection Shuffle.” For the record, that track was a 1971 hit for Northern English rock trio Ashton, Gardner and Dyke.

Wood also characterized himself as “fearless” and said the most important lesson life has taught him is, “Don’t give up.” As for his guilty pleasure, Wood responded, "I am not guilty about it, but caviar.”

Wood chose “X-ray vision” as his desired superpower, explaining, “I was always intrigued by that when I was a kid.”

When asked what makes him unhappy, Wood responded, “Not a lot – I’m quite a happy bloke.” Expanding on that theme, he explained, “Right now is a pretty good time in my life. I am existing on three-monthly check-ups, but, yeah, I am very grateful.”

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Courtesy SHOWTIMEFans who miss the late George Michael will be able to hear him once again next month, when Showtime airs the documentary George Michael: Freedom.

Filmed before the singer's death last Christmas Day, the documentary is narrated by George himself.  It covers his whole career, but specifically focuses on the time leading up to the creation of his album Listen Without Prejudice Vol. 1, and his protracted legal battle with his record label which led him to step away from the spotlight. 

The documentary also features George talking about the death of his partner and first love, Anselmo Feleppa, who died in 1993 from an AIDS-related brain hemorrhage.

Packed with unseen private footage, Freedom includes interviews with George's famous friends and fans, such as Elton John, Stevie Wonder, Tony Bennett, Mary J. Blige, Ricky Gervais, James Corden, Nile Rodgers, Mark Ronson and designer John Paul Gaultier.

In addition, the five supermodels who starred in George's iconic video for "Freedom '90" -- Naomi Campbell, Christy Turlington, Cindy Crawford, Linda Evangelista and Tatjana Patitz -- will discuss their experience making the clip, which was directed by David Fincher.

George Michael: Freedom airs October 21 at 9 p.m. ET.

 

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L-R: Comm. of Mass. Dept of Conservation and Recreation Leo Roy, Don Henley, Mass. Sec. of Energy and Environment Affairs Matthew Beaton (Credit: Scot Miller)Back in 1990, The Eagles' Don Henley founded the Walden Woods Project to preserve the works of author and philosopher Henry David Thoreau and Walden Pond, which inspired his most famous work.  That's why he traveled to Massachusetts last week to unveil some new exhibits at the Walden Pond State Reservation Visitor Center.

Among the educational exhibits Don introduced during a public ceremony on Thursday was an 18-minute movie, executive produced by Ken Burns, about Thoreau's life and legacy.  Another exhibit, "Where's Your Walden," asks visitors to share a place in the world that's as special to them as Walden Pond was to Thoreau.

At the event -- which marked the 200th anniversary of Thoreau's birth -- Don told the audience, "Thoreau was a keen observer of the natural world.  His writings provide insights into some of the most urgent issues of our time...understanding and protecting the biological diversity of life; living on a planet of limited resources; and the role of personal responsibility in today's world." 

He added that he hoped that visitors to Walden would be leave the place "inspired and ready to engage in the environmental and societal challenges of our times."

Henley was deeply influenced by Thoreau's writings in college.  Over the years, he's staged benefit concerts, featuring big names like Sting, Elton John and Neil Young, to fund the Walden Woods Project.  He also donated some of the proceeds from the Eagles' Hell Freezes Over album and tour to the cause.

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Blue Rider PressBeach Boys fans who've haven't read frontman Mike Love's 2016 memoir, Good Vibrations: My Life as a Beach Boy, now can buy a more portable version of the book: a paperback edition was just released.

Love tells ABC Radio he was inspired to write the memoir because he wanted to share his side of The Beach Boys' story, and defend himself against the negative ways he's been portrayed in some accounts of the band's history.

"There had been so many mis-truths, misconceptions and such [a] biased way of looking at things, often by people who weren't even there," Love maintains. "So I thought it would be a really good idea to write about my...life's experiences and my contribution to the group."

As you'd expect, the book delves into both the high points and rough periods in the group's history. Among the latter, Love says, was his late cousin Dennis Wilson's short-lived friendship with cult leader Charles Manson, and suing his cousin Brian Wilson over songwriting credits for many classic Beach Boys songs.

On the positive side, Love lists the 1966 single "Good Vibrations" going to #1, and The Beach Boys being voted the top group in the U.K., over The Beatles and The Rolling Stones. He says another highlight was the band playing July 4 shows in Philadelphia and Washington, D.C., in 1985 to a combined million-and-a-half people.

Despite the personal drama, conflicts and tragedies the band has gone through, Love says The Beach Boys' story is an overwhelmingly happy one, thanks to the joy the group's music has brought to their fans.

"[The] warmth and character of the harmonies together has been such a huge influence and loved all around the world," Love maintains. "It's almost inexplicable."

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Erika Goldring/Getty ImagesFollowing protests in St. Louis following the acquittal of a white former police officer in the 2011 fatal shooting of a black man, U2 has canceled a scheduled Saturday night performance in the city.

In a statement released Saturday morning, U2 and concert promoter Live Nation declared, "We have been informed by the St. Louis Police Department that they are not in a position to provide the standard protection for our audience as would be expected for an event of this size. We have also been informed that local crowd security personnel would not be at full capacity."

The statement continued: "In light of this information, we cannot in good conscience risk our fans’ safety by proceeding with tonight’s concert. As much as we regret having to cancel, we feel it is the only acceptable course of action in the current environment."

Dozens of people have been arrested since Friday’s acquittal of white former police officer Jason Stockley in the December 20, 2011 fatal shooting of Lamar Smith, a black man, who was shot five times following a high-speed chase and crash. Stockley was charged with first-degree murder and armed criminal action in the shooting.

Fans who purchased tickets for U2’s Saturday night performance at St. Louis' The Dome at America’s Center will receive a full refund.

U2’s currently touring to celebrate the 30th anniversary of their landmark 1987 album, The Joshua Tree.

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Courtesy CBS Sunday MorningMadonna is now the proud mom of six children: Lourdes, Rocco, David, Mercy, and twins Stella and Estere.  Her four youngest children were adopted from the African nation of Malawi, and she says she won't close the door on the idea of expanding her family even more at some point.

In an interview set to air this weekend on CBS Sunday Morning, Madonna says, "Who knows? Yeah, I never say never. You never know what surprise awaits you around the corner."

Madonna, whose own mother died when she was five years old, says she hasn't only helped her children by adopting them from a Malawi orphanage -- they've helped her as well.  "I get to become the mom I never had. So, yeah, it's a very healing experience," she explains.

Not only that, but Madoona maintains that being a mom has led to her toning down her impulse to do shocking things.  "Oh, I'm sure I've done provocative things just for the sake of provocation," she says on CBS Sunday Morning. "Not so much now. Definitely, not since I have children."

The Queen of Pop's most recent project has been working, though her Raising Malawi charity, to establish a new children's hospital in that country. Though it was a struggle to get the project completed, she says, "It's built, and it's up and running. And children's lives are being saved as a result."

You can watch the entire interview with Madonna this Sunday morning, September 17, at 9 a.m. ET.

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RCA Records/Legacy RecordingsA third installment in a series of albums pairing archival vocal performances by Elvis Presley with new orchestral backing tracks is on its way, and this one focuses on the late rock 'n' roll legend's holiday tunes.

Due out October 6, Christmas with Elvis and The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra will feature symphonically augmented renditions of 13 tracks taken from two Presley holiday collections, 1957's Elvis' Christmas Album and 1971's Elvis Sings the Wonderful World of Christmas.

Among the songs on the new album are both classic and modern yuletide tunes, including of "White Christmas," "Merry Christmas Baby," "Blue Christmas," "Winter Wonderland," "Silver Bells," and "Silent Night." The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra recorded its parts at London's famed Abbey Road Studios.

Presley's ex-wife, Priscilla, who's served as executive producer of all three orchestral Elvis collections, says in the liner notes for the holiday album, "The songs chosen were songs that Elvis was particularly fond of and it seemed quite fitting to have the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra once again accompanying him at this very special time of year. I'm positive he would be smiling if this opportunity came up in his lifetime and that this album would definitely be in the making. Merry Christmas to all..."

Christmas with Elvis and The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra will be available on CD, vinyl LP and as a digital download. A deluxe edition featuring four orchestra-enhanced bonus tracks taken from Presley's 1957 Peace in the Valley EP will be released on CD and Digitally on November 24.

Here's the full track list of Christmas with Elvis and The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra:

"Santa Claus Is Back in Town"
"White Christmas"
"Here Comes Santa Claus (Right Down Santa Claus Lane)"
"Merry Christmas Baby"
"Blue Christmas"
"I'll Be Home for Christmas"
"Winter Wonderland"
"Santa Bring My Baby Back (to Me)"
"Silver Bells"
"Oh Little Town of Bethlehem"
"O Come, All Ye Faithful"
"The First Noel"
"Silent Night"

Deluxe Edition Bonus Tracks
"(There'll Be) Peace in the Valley (for Me)"
"I Believe"
"Take My Hand, Precious Lord"
"It Is No Secret (What God Can Do)"

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