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Courtesy of University of ExeterRobert Plant was at the U.K.'s University of Exeter this week for the presentation of an honorary degree to his old friend, famous British music agent Rod MacSween.

During the ceremony, MacSween settled a long overdue eight-pound debt he owed Plant for a concert he booked Robert to play decades ago. As he was receiving his degree, MacSween offered the Led Zeppelin legend a 10-pound note, which the singer came up on the stage to collect.

Plant then joked that the payment wasn't enough, before telling his pal that it'd been "great sharing my adventures with you."

MacSween studied chemistry and statistics at the University of Exeter, which is where he got his first experience working with music artists: He served as social secretary of the Students' Guild in 1969. Among the acts he booked while at Exeter were Pink Floyd and Plant's pre-Led Zeppelin group, Band of Joy.

After he graduated, MacSween worked at a number of major booking agencies before founding his own, ITB, in 1976. Among the many music stars he's gone on to represent: Aerosmith, Black Sabbath, Def Leppard, Guns N' Roses, KISS, Pearl Jam, Scorpions, Tool and The Who.

Discussing his achievements at the ceremony, MacSween said, "My work as an international music agent has brought me in contact with celebrated musicians and legendary bands, many of who I was in contact with early in my career."

"Nourished by fierce loyalty and mutual trust these relationships have endured through the decades and I am deeply proud to represent some of the greatest musicians and artists in the world," he added. "I love the music and I love working with the artists I represent, they have become like family."

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Scott Dudelson/Getty ImagesDavid Crosby won't be finding a way back to the garden: The folk-rock legend believes that Woodstock 50 will not take place next month as scheduled.

During an interview to promote his new documentary, David Crosby: Remember My Name, which hits theaters on Friday, ABC Radio asked Crosby if he knew anything about the status of the troubled festival , since he was among the many acts originally scheduled to perform at the event.

"It's not happening," Crosby declared. "It's dead."

The 77-year-old Rock & Roll Hall of Famer, who also performed at the original 1969 Woodstock as a member of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, added, "There is a person in that situation who is a scammer, and has always been a scammer, and he scammed this."

Asked if he was referring to promoter Michael Lang, who's at the center of the effort to keep Woodstock 50 alive, Crosby wouldn't name names.

Earlier this week, the town of Vernon, New York, denied an appeal by Lang and others involved in Woodstock 50 to hold the event at the Vernon Downs racetrack.

The originally announced site of the festival, Watkins Glen International racetrack in Watkins Glen, New York, pulled out of the event several weeks ago after permit problems and issues with the festival's financial backers.

Woodstock 50 is still scheduled to be held August 16-18, exactly 50 years after the original festival, but that seems unlikely, as there's less than a month to go and it still doesn't have a venue.

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The Doors' fourth studio album, The Soft Parade, hit stores 50 years ago today, and in celebration of the milestone, an expanded reissue of the record will be released on October 18.

The Soft Parade: 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition is a three-CD/one-LP set that features a newly remastered version of the original album on the vinyl disc, the remastered album plus the B-side "Who Scared You" on one CD, and a variety of unreleased and rare tracks and mixes on the other CDs.

The Soft Parade peaked at #6 on the Billboard 200, and featured the #3 hit "Touch Me." It's gone on to sell more than a million copies in the U.S. The album is considered a polarizing project because many fans didn't embrace the horn and string arrangements featured on most of the tracks.

Among the reissue's bonus tracks are mixes of five songs with the horns and strings stripped off, and three other mixes minus the horns and strings and with new guitar overdubs by The Doors' Robby Krieger.

Other extras include three rehearsal outtakes from the Soft Parade sessions, featuring lead vocals by keyboardist Ray Manzarek under the pseudonym Screamin' Ray Daniels, one of which is an early version of "Roadhouse Blues." Those three tracks feature newly recorded bass parts by Stone Temple Pilots' Robert DeLeo.

The "Roadhouse Blues" rehearsal is available now as a digital single and via streaming services, and you also can hear it at The Doors' official YouTube channel.

The third CD includes the previously unreleased full, hour-long version of a frequently bootlegged jam called "Rock Is Dead," which features The Doors riffing through the history of rock 'n roll.

Here's the full track list of The Soft Parade deluxe reissue's CDs:

Disc One
"Tell All the People"
"Touch Me"
"Shaman's Blues"
"Do It"
"Easy Ride"
"Wild Child"
"Runnin' Blue"
"Wishful Sinful"
"The Soft Parade"

Bonus Track:
"Who Scared You" (B-side)

Disc Two
"Tell All the People" (Doors only mix)*
"Touch Me" (Doors only mix w/new Robby Krieger guitar overdub)*
"Runnin' Blue" (Doors only mix w/new Robby Krieger guitar overdub)*
"Wishful Sinful" (Doors only mix w/new Robby Krieger guitar overdub)*
"Who Scared You" (Doors only mix)*
"Roadhouse Blues" -- Screamin' Ray Daniels (a.k.a. Ray Manzarek) on vocal*
"(You Need Meat) Don't Go No Further" -- Screamin' Ray Daniels (a.k.a. Ray Manzarek) on vocal*
"I'm Your Doctor" -- Screamin' Ray Daniels (a.k.a. Ray Manzarek) on vocal*
"Touch Me" (Doors only mix)*
"Runnin' Blue" (Doors only mix)*
"Wishful Sinful" (Doors only mix)*

Disc Three
"I Am Troubled"
"Seminary School" (a.k.a. "Petition the Lord with Prayer")*
"Rock Is Dead" (Complete Version)*
"Chaos"*

* = previously unreleased

 

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The Doors' fourth studio album, The Soft Parade, hit stores 50 years ago today, and in celebration of the milestone, an expanded reissue of the record will be released on October 18.

The Soft Parade: 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition is a three-CD/one-LP set that features a newly remastered version of the original album on the vinyl disc, the remastered album plus the B-side "Who Scared You" on one CD, and a variety of unreleased and rare tracks and mixes on the other CDs.

The Soft Parade peaked at #6 on the Billboard 200, and featured the #3 hit "Touch Me." It's gone on to sell more than a million copies in the U.S. The album is considered a polarizing project because many fans didn't embrace the horn and string arrangements featured on most of the tracks.

Among the reissue's bonus tracks are mixes of five songs with the horns and strings stripped off, and three other mixes minus the horns and strings and with new guitar overdubs by The Doors' Robby Krieger.

Other extras include three rehearsal outtakes from the Soft Parade sessions, featuring lead vocals by keyboardist Ray Manzarek under the pseudonym Screamin' Ray Daniels, one of which is an early version of "Roadhouse Blues." Those three tracks feature newly recorded bass parts by Stone Temple Pilots' Robert DeLeo.

The "Roadhouse Blues" rehearsal is available now as a digital single and via streaming services, and you also can hear it at The Doors' official YouTube channel.

The third CD includes the previously unreleased full, hour-long version of a frequently bootlegged jam called "Rock Is Dead," which features The Doors riffing through the history of rock 'n roll.

Here's the full track list of The Soft Parade deluxe reissue's CDs:

Disc One
"Tell All the People"
"Touch Me"
"Shaman's Blues"
"Do It"
"Easy Ride"
"Wild Child"
"Runnin' Blue"
"Wishful Sinful"
"The Soft Parade"

Bonus Track:
"Who Scared You" (B-side)

Disc Two
"Tell All the People" (Doors only mix)*
"Touch Me" (Doors only mix w/new Robby Krieger guitar overdub)*
"Runnin' Blue" (Doors only mix w/new Robby Krieger guitar overdub)*
"Wishful Sinful" (Doors only mix w/new Robby Krieger guitar overdub)*
"Who Scared You" (Doors only mix)*
"Roadhouse Blues" -- Screamin' Ray Daniels (a.k.a. Ray Manzarek) on vocal*
"(You Need Meat) Don't Go No Further" -- Screamin' Ray Daniels (a.k.a. Ray Manzarek) on vocal*
"I'm Your Doctor" -- Screamin' Ray Daniels (a.k.a. Ray Manzarek) on vocal*
"Touch Me" (Doors only mix)*
"Runnin' Blue" (Doors only mix)*
"Wishful Sinful" (Doors only mix)*

Disc Three
"I Am Troubled"
"Seminary School" (a.k.a. "Petition the Lord with Prayer")*
"Rock Is Dead" (Complete Version)*
"Chaos"*

* = previously unreleased

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Douglas Mason/Getty ImagesR&B superstars Earth Wind & Fire and legendary singer Linda Ronstadt are among this year's recipients of the Kennedy Center Honors.

They, along with actress Sally Field, the TV show Sesame Street and famed classical conductor Michael Tilson Thomas, will receive their tributes during a star-studded Washington, D.C., ceremony on December 8, which will subsequently air December 15 on CBS.

The recipients are being honored for their "lifetime contributions to American culture through the performing arts," with the primary criterion being "excellence."

In a statement, Kennedy Center Chairman David M. Rubenstein said, "Earth, Wind & Fire's hooks and grooves are the foundation of a seminal style that continues to shape our musical landscape...Linda Ronstadt is the defining voice of a generation, spanning genres, languages and continents."

EWF members Philip Bailey, Verdine White and Ralph Johnson will be on hand to accept the Kennedy Center Honors on behalf of the entire band. Over the past five decades, they have sold more than 100 million albums worldwide, scored eight #1 hits, won nine Grammys, and been inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.  In 2014, the band performed at the Kennedy Center Honors ceremony in tribute to one of that year's honorees, the Rev. Al Green.

Ronstadt, who announced in 2013 that she is no longer able to sing due to Parkinson's disease, is one of pop music's most versatile vocalists, tackling rock, big band, country, jazz, opera, standards and Mexican music during her four-decade career. She's sold more than 50 million albums and won 10 Grammys.  A 2014 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Ronstadt also received the National Medal of Arts from President Barack Obama that same year.

Performers who'll appear in tribute to this year's honorees will be announced later.

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Credit: Mark OwenJustin Hayward kicks off a 16-date U.S. summer tour August 6 in Burnsville, Minnesota, and now the Moody Blues singer/guitarist has added a second stateside leg in the fall.

While the August outing will visit venues in the Midwest and Western U.S., the fall tour will mainly stick to cities on the East Coast, starting with an October 6 concert in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, and running through a November 10 show in Melbourne, Florida.

Tickets for most of the dates are on sale now. Visit JustinHayward.com for more details.

Between his two U.S. tour legs, Justin will play eight shows in his U.K. homeland in September.

Here are all of Hayward's forthcoming U.S. tour dates:

8/6 -- Burnsville, MN, Ames Center
8/7 -- Eau Claire, WI, Jamf Theatre at Pablo Center
8/8 -- Wausau, WI, Grand Theater
8/9 -- Chicago, IL, Athenaeum Theater
8/11 -- St. Louis, MO, River City Casino and Hotel
8/14 -- Arvada, CO, Arvada Center
8/15 -- Aspen, CO, Belly Up
8/17 -- Scottsdale, AZ, Talking Stick Resort
8/18 -- Tucson, AZ, Fox Tucson Theatre
8/20 -- Solana Beach, CA, Belly Up Tavern
8/21 -- San Juan Capistrano, CA, The Coach House
8/23 -- Big Bear Lake, CA, The Cave Big Bear
8/24 -- Ventura, CA, Majestic Ventura Theatre
8/25 -- Napa, CA, Uptown Theater
8/27 -- Folsom, CA, Harris Center for the Arts
8/28 -- Monterey, CA, Golden State Theatre
10/6 -- Harrisburg, PA, Whitaker Center for the Arts
10/7 -- Annapolis, MD, Rams Head
10/9 -- Fall River, MA, Narrows Center
10/10 -- Ridgefield, CT, Ridgefield Playhouse
10/12 -- New London, CT, Garde Arts Center
10/15 -- Albany, NY, The Egg Center for the Performing Arts
10/18 -- New York, NY, Concert Hall
10/21 -- Sellersville, PA, Sellersville Theatre
10/22 -- Sellersville, PA, Sellersville Theatre
10/24 -- Alexandria, VA, Birchmere Music Hall
10/26 -- Durham, NC, Carolina Theatre
10/27 -- Charlotte, NC, McGlohon Theater at Spirit Square
10/29 -- Knoxville, TN, Bijou Theatre
10/30 -- Nashville, TN, City Winery – Nashville
11/3 -- Atlanta, GA, Center Stage Theater
11/5 -- Clearwater, FL, Capitol Theater
11/7 -- Delray Beach, FL, Crest Theatre at Old School Square
11/8 -- Key West, FL, Key West Theater
11/10 -- Melbourne, FL, King Center for the Arts

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Miller Mobley for BillboardWhile music biopics are all the rage in Hollywood these days, one legendary musician who isn't interested seeing his life story depicted onscreen is Billy Joel -- in part, because he's concerned about who'd play him.

In a new cover story for Billboard, Billy says, "There are things in my life that could make a good movie. 'He married this supermodel, then they had a kid, then they got divorced, then he crashed a car, then he went to rehab.' [But] that was like five minutes in my life. It wasn’t all sensational."

He adds, "I just hope they don’t get a short, fat, ugly guy to play me."

Billy's attitude towards a biopic is the same as his attitude towards the memoir he wrote in 2011. When the publisher told him to include more "scandalous stuff," Billy abandoned the project and paid back his advance money.

While another memoir or a biopic are unlikely, a new Billy Joel album is even more unlikely. He hasn't released a pop album since 1993, and he's just fine with that.

"I know some artists struggle with the idea of being relevant: 'I have to come up with new stuff and have hit
singles,'" he says. "I stopped buying that a long time ago."

Noting that he's made 12 albums, just like The Beatles, he adds, "I wrote some good stuff. I wrote some crap, too. But some of the good stuff is pretty damn good."

Meanwhile, Billy's live concert business is booming: He sells out New York's Madison Square Garden every month and regularly fills stadiums.

"It's a miracle," says Billy, adding, "Onstage [I’m thinking], 'Are you f**king kidding me? When are they going to find me out? Women are screaming at me?' I know what I look like in the mirror."

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Jim Dyson/Getty ImagesHe's written a movie, a classical music oratorio and, of course, dozens of the world's most beloved pop songs.  Now, Paul McCartney's writing his first musical.

Unlike his other projects, however, the subject isn't original to Sir Paul.  He'll adapt the 1946 film classic It's a Wonderful Life, writing the music and lyrics, while Tony-winning playwright Lee Hall will co-write the lyrics and also write the book -- that's musical theatre speak for the show's non-musical dialogue.  Hall's best-known for writing the 2000 film Billy Elliot and later adapting it into an award-winning stage musical.  Most recently, he wrote the Elton John biopic Rocketman.

According to the announcement on McCartney's official website, producer Bill Kenwright approached Paul three years ago about the project.

"Writing a musical is not something that had ever really appealed to me but Bill and I met up with Lee Hall and had a chat and I found myself thinking this could be interesting and fun," said McCartney.  "It’s a Wonderful Life is a universal story we can all relate to.”

If you've never seen the film, It's a Wonderful Life tells the story of George Bailey, played by the late Hollywood legend Jimmy Stewart, who's about to take his own life after a run of bad luck.  But then an angel intervenes and shows George how much worse the lives he's touched would be, had George never been born.

Paul McCartney last weekend completed the U.S. leg of his Freshen Up world tour in front of a sell-out audience at Los Angeles Dodgers Stadium, with fellow Beatles member Ringo Starr as a surprise special guest. 

It’s a Wonderful Life is scheduled for a late 2020 debut, though whether that'll be on Broadway or on London's West End isn't yet known.

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Earlier this year, Kinks guitarist Dave Davies revealed to ABC Radio that he'd spent about a month working with his brother and longtime band mate Ray on material for a Kinks project that may include both archival and new songs. Now Dave has shared an update on the project's status, saying it's moving forward but it's "not a done deal."

"This has really been going on for a couple of years," the 72-year-old Rock & Roll Hall of Famer tells Rolling Stone. "We keep going backwards and listening to a lot of old stuff. Some of that is very good, and some of it needs a bit of work."

Dave says the process has involved completing unfinished archival tracks and sometimes re-recording parts. He reports that some tracks feature original Kinks drummer Mick Avory, while others feature Bob Henrit, who replaced Avory in 1984 and remained with the band until its 1996 split.

"The songs are really just in demo form now," Dave reveals. "But good demos. Ray is still dissecting various other material we might use. The intention is to get the work out, but it's not a done deal."

Dave also says he isn't sure who might handle bass duties if or when the tracks are formally recorded.

Meanwhile, Dave reports that an expanded 50th anniversary reissue of The Kinks' 1969 concept album Arthur (Or the Decline and Fall of the British Empire) is "virtually done," and will be released in October.

As for whether he thinks a Kinks reunion tour is possible, Dave said with a laugh, "I really don’t know. I think it's possible. It's not out of the question. But at this stage, it's far too early to say. It would be fun though, wouldn't it?"

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Janet Jackson is taking full Control of her vinyl legacy.

Wednesday, it was announced that the recent Rock & Rock Hall of Fame inductee is set to reissue five more of her groundbreaking albums on vinyl.  Following the release on vinyl of 1986’s Control, next week sees the release of 1987’s Control: The Remixes, 1989’s Rhythm Nation 1814, 1993’s janet., 1997’s The Velvet Rope, and 2001’s All for You.

This in-depth catalog reissue is designed to reinforces Jackson's legacy "as a singular visionary creative artist" and "inherent instinct for fusing together a variety of musical styles," according to her record label.

With the exception of Control, which has already been released, all of the records are due to arrive on July 26 to coincide with the launch of the second set of dates of Jackson’s Metamorphosis Las Vegas residency.

Some will be available in different colors, or as picture discs. You can pre-order the global star's reissued vinyl catalog via Jackson's dedicated website

Janet's Metamorphosis returns to Las Vegas for 18 more performances, starting July 24-31, and continuing August 2-17, at the Park Theater at Park MGM.

In addition to her Vegas dates, last month, the singer made her debut at the U.K.'s prestigious Glastonbury Festival, and also appeared at the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland. 

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Credit: Danny ClinchBruce Springsteen's hometown of Freehold, New Jersey, will host an exhibition later this year focusing on the rock legend and how his local surroundings influenced him and his music.

The "Springsteen: His Hometown" exhibit will open at the Monmouth County Historical Association on September 29, just six days after The Boss celebrates his 70th birthday. It runs through the fall of 2020.

According to the association's website, the exhibit "will provide a comprehensive look of how Monmouth County, NJ has been thematically woven into Bruce Springsteen's music and art throughout his career."

More than 150 artifacts will be displayed, culled from the collections of the Monmouth County Historical Association and The Bruce Springsteen Archives and Center for American Music at Monmouth University, located in West Long Branch, NJ.

The Asbury Park Press reports that among the items featured in the exhibit will be a personal handmade scrapbook's from Springsteen's mother, Adele, and previously unseen alternate album covers.

In addition, oral histories are being contributed by ex-E Street Band drummer Vini "Mad Dog" Lopez, "Born to Run" drummer Ernest "Boom" Carter and Bruce's one-time manager, Carl "Tinker" West.

Tickets for the exhibition are available at the association's official website, MonmouthHistory.org.

The evening before the exhibit opens, a VIP kickoff party, dubbed "Dancing in the Dark," will be held at the museum. The event will feature performances by Joe Grushecky & the Houserockers and ex-Southside Johnny and The Asbury Jukes guitarist Bobby Bandiera, while TV news anchor Brian Williams will serve as Honorary Chair. Tickets cost $250, with proceeds benefiting the Monmouth County Historical Association.

Meanwhile, according to the Asbury Park Press, a preview of "Springsteen: His Hometown" is on display at Monmouth University's Guggenheim Memorial Library. 

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Credit: Paul HennessyDuran Duran took part in a special concert event on Tuesday, July 16, at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Merritt Island, Florida, as they marked the 50th anniversary of the launch of the Apollo 11 moon mission.

The British band performed at the facility's Rocket Garden, and kicked the show off with a rendition of their 2015 song "The Universe Alone" with accompaniment from a 40-person choir and 16-piece orchestra. The show was enhanced by a choreographed presentation featuring hundreds of lighted drones.

Other tunes Duran Duran played at the concert included a medley of their song "Planet Earth" and David Bowie's "Space Oddity," plus hits like "Rio," "Hungry Like the Wolf," "New Moon on Monday," "Save a Prayer," "Wild Boys," "Ordinary World" and "Girls on Film."

Profits from ticket sales for the event were donated to the Aldrin Family Foundation's education programs, which hope to inspire students to strive to bring humans to Mars.  That was one of Apollo 11 astronaut Dr. Buzz Aldrin's dreams for the future.

Meanwhile, in advance of the concert, videos of Duran Duran's members sharing their recollections of the Apollo 11 mission and discussing the show were posted on the band's official YouTube channel.

In one clip, keyboardist Nick Rhodes says, "I was very young when the Apollo 11 took place, but I still remember it extremely well. I have vivid memories of the TV broadcast…It was one of those moments that brought the world together in a very positive way."

He added, "There are few things I can think of in the last half a century where people have all been focused around the world on one event."

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AC/DC has taken to its social media pages to mark the impending 40th anniversary of its classic album Highway to Hell, which was released July 27, 1979, and was the last studio effort to feature late lead singer Bon Scott.

On Tuesday, the Australian hard-rock legends posted a brief video on their Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages featuring a logo incorporating the Highway to Hell cover photo and the dates 1979-2019, along with a snippet of the album's title track.

The post also included the message, "Celebrate with us all month long! #H2H40." The logo also is also the new cover photo for the group's socials.

Then today, AC/DC posted on its YouTube channel the first of a planned series of rare videos from the group's 2007 Plug Me In DVD box set. The first clip features a performance of "Highway to Hell" from a July 13, 1979, appearance on the Dutch TV show Countdown.

The Highway to Hell posts mark the band's first social media activity since the November 2017 announcement that founding guitarist Malcolm Young had died after a long battle with dementia.

It's not known if AC/DC is planning any special releases to mark the album's anniversary, or if any other announcement may be forthcoming about the band's future plans.

Rumors about the group possibly preparing a new recording project have been circulating since August 2018, when photos were posted online showing longtime singer Brian Johnson and drummer Phil Rudd at The Warehouse Studio in Vancouver, Canada, where the group had recorded its last three studio albums.

Another report claimed that a new AC/DC album was being put together using unfinished archival recordings that featured Malcolm. However, nothing has been confirmed by the band.

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Trafalger Releasing/Sony MusicRoger Waters has debuted the first trailer from his new concert film Roger Waters Us Them, which, as recently reported, will be screened in select cinemas around the world on October 2 and 6.

The movie features performances filmed in Amsterdam during the ex-Pink Floyd singer/bassist's 2017-2018 Us Them Tour.  On that tour, Waters performed a mix of classic Pink Floyd songs from the 1970s, as well as selections from his 2017 solo album, Is This the Life We Really Want?

The 30-second trailer offers quick glimpses of the dynamic, politically charged concert, which features videos displayed on a massive high-def screen. We hear audio of performances of Pink Floyd's "Eclipse" and "Us and Them," and see Roger interacting with the crowd, plus scenes of the enthusiastic audience. We also hear Waters declaring in a voiceover, "All of the love in this room needs to spread over this fragile planet."

In a statement, Waters says, "US THEM is not standard rock and roll fare: Some in the audience may 'yee haaaa!!!' Which is ok, but many will weep. That is what I hope for."

"US THEM is a call to action," he continues. "Homo Sapiens stand at a crossroads: We can either pool our love, develop our capacity to empathize with others and act collectively for the good of our planet, or we can remain Comfortably Numb, and continue, like blind lemmings, on our current omnicidal death march towards extinction. US THEM is a vote for love and life."

Roger Waters' Us Them movie was co-directed by Waters and Sean Evans, with whom Rogers also collaborated on his 2014 concert film The Wall. Tickets for screenings are on sale now at RogerWatersUsandThem.com.

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Credit: Daryl HannahThree years after Neil Young's last Bridge School Benefit Concert was staged, a new event is slated to take place that will help raise money for the facility co-founded by Young's late ex-wife Pegi.

The concert, dubbed Harvest Moon: A Gathering, is scheduled for September 14 at the Painted Turtle camp in Lake Hughes, California, and will feature performances by Neil, singer/songwriter Norah Jones and indie-rock artist Father John Misty.

The show will benefit The Bridge School, which provides education to children with severe speech and physical impairments, and The Painted Turtle, a nonprofit founded by late actor Paul Newman that offers children with serious medical conditions a traditional camp experience for free.

Those purchasing tickets for the Harvest Moon gathering also will be able to enjoy a picnic cooked and served by local celebrity chefs, and beer and wine tastings presented by California breweries and wineries.

The Painted Turtle camp is located about 65 miles north of Los Angeles on a beautiful lake surrounded by mountains.

Tickets for the event go on sale this Friday, July 19, at 10 a.m. PT. Visit HarvestMoonGathering.com for full details.

The Bridge School Benefit Concert, a series of star-studded acoustic shows, took place almost every year from 1986 to 2016.

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The doc, produced by Cameron Crowe, who joined Crosby for the interview, talks about David's fractured relationships with his old bandmates, Stephen Stills, Graham Nash and Neil Young, leading host Jimmy Fallon to ask if there was ever a chance of them getting back together again.

"Never say never," said the 77-year-old Crosby, explaining, "I have no bad stuff in my heart about any of those guys, man, I made too much great music with them."

He continued, "We've bashed heads with each other so many times, I mean, we were so awful to each other so many times. All of us were. And I think we all know that."

So how does Crosby think a reunion might happen?

"About 10 times a day I get a tweet saying, 'Will you guys get your act together and do your job; we need you to go out and be a voice for the people that love you,'" he said. "'Ohio' is stuck in their minds. And it would be a great time for us to be out there singing like that."

Added Crosby, "If they want to do that, you know, like a 'Get Out the Vote' tour, something like that, I'd jump on it."

Later, David was joined by Fallon's house band The Roots for a version of the Crosby, Stills & Nash classic "Long Time Gone."

David Crosby: Remember My Name hits theaters on Friday.

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Courtesy of Woodstock 50The bad news just won't stop for Woodstock 50 organizers.  They just lost their appeal to hold their planned event at Vernon Downs racetrack in Vernon, New York.

Town officials initially denied the request last week but gave promoters five days to appeal that decision.  However, Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente Jr. told Variety at the time that "what [promoters] have submitted to date has not met many of the requirements" to stage the festival, and that the chances of Woodstock 50 being held in Oneida County seemed "highly unlikely."

Tuesday night, town officials voted unanimously to deny the appeal.

"Woodstock 50 is disappointed that the Town of Vernon has passed up the opportunity to hold the historic 50th Anniversary Festival by denying our robust and thoughtful proposal," promoters said in a statement in response to Tuesday night's vote.

"We regret that those in Vernon who supported Woodstock have been deprived of the once-in-a-lifetime chance to be part of the rebirth of a cultural peace movement that changed the world in 1969 and is what the world needs now," the statement concluded, adding, "We want to thank the artists who stood by us."

Woodstock 50 originally was supposed to happen August 16-18 at Watkins Glen International speedway in Watkins Glen, New York, about 120 miles southwest of Vernon.  A variety of issues have plagued the event since plans for the festival were announced in March, including the original financial backer pulling out and Watkins Glen speedway terminating the organizers' license for the site, prompting the change of proposed venue to Vernon Downs.

Given that organizers now have just 29 days to secure a new site, if they're to stick with their original proposed festival dates, the changes of Woodstock 50 happening appear very slim indeed.

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Credit: Karsten StaigerA new concert special featuring Foreigner performing one of its recent "Double Vision: Then and Now" reunion shows will get its world premiere this Friday, July 19 on the DirecTV broadcast satellite service at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

The show, which will air in ultra-high definition, features Foreigner's current lineup and the band's surviving original members -- including founding frontman Lou Gramm -- performing both together and separately.

The concert special will be released as a home video this October with bonus features.

Foreigner has been playing occasional "Double Vision: Then and Now" shows since 2017. The band recently announced four new reunion performances that will take place this October.

The veteran rockers, playing with just the current lineup, are on tour in Europe through a July 21 show in Kent, U.K. The group will then launch a North American trek on August 7 in Jackson, Mississippi, that will run into the fall and include the aforementioned "Double Vision" shows.

Here are all of Foreigner's forthcoming North American tour dates:

8/7 -- Jackson, MI, Jackson County Fair
8/8 -- St. Ignace, MI, Kewadin Casino St. Ignace
8/9 -- Bay City, MI, Rock the Hill - Veterans Memorial Park
8/11 -- Grand Rapids, MI, Frederik Meijer Gardens
8/12 -- Huber Heights, OH, Rose Music Center at the Heights
8/13 -- Evansville, IN, Old National Events Plaza
8/15 -- Des Moines, IA, Iowa State Fair@
8/16 -- Sedalia, MO, Missouri State Fair
8/17 -- Newkirk, OK, 7 Clans First Council Casino
8/20 -- Wellington, OH, Lorain County Fair
8/21 -- Watertown, NY, Jefferson County Fair
8/23 -- Hyannis, MA, Cape Cod Melody Tent
8/24 -- Cohasset, MA, South Shore Music Circus
8/25 -- Hampton Beach, NH, Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
8/27 -- Lewiston, NY, Artpark
8/29 -- Rama, ON, Canada, Casino Rama
8/30 -- Rama, ON, Canada, Casino Rama
9/1 -- Wauseon, OH, Fulton County Fair
9/3 -- Kitchener, ON, Canada, Centre in the Square
9/4 -- Wabash, IN, Honeywell Center
9/7 -- Spencer, IA, Clay County Fair
9/9 -- Bonner, MT, KettleHouse Amphitheatre
9/11 -- Spokane, WA, Spokane County Interstate Fair
9/12 -- Boise, ID, Outlaw Field at the Idaho Botanical Garden
9/13 -- Salt Lake City, UT, Utah State Fair
9/15 -- Toppenish, WA, Legends Casino Event Center
9/18 -- Puyallup, WA, Washington State Fair@
9/26 -- Roanoke, VA, Budweiser Summer Series at Elmwood Park
9/27 -- Bloomsburg, PA, Bloomsburg Fair#
9/29 -- West Springfield, MA, Xfinity Arena - The Big E
10/3 -- Uncasville, CT, Mohegan Sun Arena*
10/4 -- Atlantic City, NJ, Mark G. Etess Arena at Hard Rock*
10/12 -- Tuolumne, CA, Westside Pavilion at Black Oak Casino*
10/13 -- Ridgefield, WA, Ilani Cowlitz Ballroom*
1/16/20 -- Nashville, TN, Nashville Symphony

= with Styx
@ = with Night Ranger
# = with Lover Boy
* = "Double Vision: Then and Now" shows.

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Courtesy of Sammy Hagar's High Tide Beach PartyThe daily lineups have been revealed for Sammy Hagar's second annual High Tide Beach Party & Car Show, which is scheduled for September 28 and 29 in Huntington Beach, California.

Serving as main-stage headliners for the festival's first day will be Hagar and his current group The Circle, which features ex-Van Halen bassist Michael Anthony and veteran drummer Jason Bonham, along with former Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora and other special guests.

The September 28 bill also includes The Beach Boys, Blue Öyster Cult and ex-Outfield frontman Tony Lewis.

Headlining day two of the bash will be KC and the Sunshine Band. The September 29 lineup also features Mötley Crüe's Vince Neil, Night Ranger, Extreme and Patty Smyth and Scandal.

In addition, Car Show Awards will be presented both days on the festival's main stage. As previously reported, the event offers an expansive display of unique automobiles, including Hagar's Ferrari BB512i, which appeared in his "I Can't Drive 55" music video.  There also beach activities and games, special photo opportunities and a temporary beachside version of Sammy's Cabo Wabo Cantina.

Tickets and VIP packages for the 2019 High Tide Beach Party & Car Show are on sale now. Visit HighTideBeachParty.com to buy tickets, check out the full performance lineup and find out more details about the festival.

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Dominique Charriau/WireImageElton John hosts a number of annual events to raise money for his AIDS Foundation, including a gala in New York City, an Oscar viewing party in Los Angeles, and his White Tie and Tiara Ball in the U.K.  Next week, he and husband David Furnish are adding a new event to the calendar in one of their favorite places: the south of France.

The bash, called A Midsummer Party, will be held Wednesday, July 24, at a private villa at Cap d'Antibes, a resort on France's Côte d'Azur.  In addition to a cocktail reception, a dinner featuring locally inspired cuisine and a live charity auction, the party also will feature a performance by Coldplay's Chris Martin.

The founding event chairs include Rocketman stars Taron Egerton, Jamie Bell and Richard Madden, Katy Perry, Julia Roberts, Sharon Stone, Tiffany Haddish, Game of Thrones star Gwendoline Christie, Bryce Dallas Howard, Quincy Jones, Spike Lee and Gerard Butler, among other celebs.

In a statement, Elton and David say, "The Côte d'Azur has a special place in our hearts. It is where we love to spend our summers, and we want to make our inaugural fundraising gala here a true highlight of the summer season."

If you want to hop on a plane and join in the fun, contact events@ejaf.org, or call the Foundation's New York office at 212-219-0670.

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Courtesy of Richie Furay; Al Pereira/ Getty ImagesEx-Poco and Buffalo Springfield singer/guitarist Richie Furay recently lined up a series of joint performances with former Traffic member Dave Mason in California this fall.

The five-gig run kicks off October 2 in Yountville and is plotted out through an October 7 show in Riverside. The shows will feature the two Rock & Roll Hall of Famers hitting the stage together.

Furay also has a trio of headlining concerts scheduled in Ohio during early August as part his tour celebrating Poco's 50th anniversary. The shows also will include tunes by Buffalo Springfield, the Souther-Hillman-Furay Band and from Richie's solo career. Among the dates is a sold-out August 10 appearance at ex-Jefferson Airplane guitarist Jorma Kaukonen's Fur Peace Ranch in Pomeroy, Ohio.

In other news, Furay will take part in a Facebook Live event next Wednesday, July 24, starting at 9 p.m. ET. Richie will be playing some songs, chatting with fans and sharing details about his upcoming plans.

Here are all of Furay's upcoming concerts:

8/9 -- Kent, OH, Kent Stage
8/10 -- Pomeroy, OH, Fur Peace Ranch
8/11 -- Worthington, OH, Natalie's Live Music
10/2 -- Yountville, CA, Napa Valley Performing Arts Center*
10/3 -- San Francisco, CA, Palace of Fine Arts Theatre*
10/5 -- Santa Cruz, CA, Rio Theatre*
10/6 -- Beverly Hills, CA, Saban Theatre*
10/7 -- Riverside, CA, Fox Performing Arts Center*

* = with Dave Mason.

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