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ABC/Craig SjodinIn a super-meta full-circle moment, Adam Lambert will help mentor this season's American Idol contestants when they tackle the music of Queen later this month, Billboard reports.

Adam, of course, auditioned for American Idol back on season 8 with Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody."  Then, during that season's star-studded finale, he actually got to sing with the legendary British rock band.  Now, he's Queen's lead singer -- and has been since 2011 -- and he even has a cameo in their Oscar-winning biopic Bohemian Rhapsody.

During the April 28 episode, the remaining eight finalists will sing songs from Queen's catalog.  Adam will then return to the show to perform on the season finale, airing May 19 on ABC.

Meanwhile, Queen and Adam will be touring North America this summer, starting July 10 in Vancouver, Canada, and wrapping things up August 23 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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CBS/The Recording Academy/AEG Ehrlich VenturesOn Sunday at 8 p.m., CBS will air Motown 60: A Grammy Celebration, saluting six decades of the iconic record label. The special features Motown legends like Smokey Robinson, Diana Ross and Stevie Wonder, as well as performances and appearances by contemporary artists like John Legend, Jennifer Lopez and Boyz II Men.

Smokey, who co-hosts the show with Cedric the Entertainer, tells ABC Radio that he believes Motown music will continue to endure, far beyond these first 60 years.

"There are kids who haven't even been born who are gonna hear it," he notes. "[I]t's a beautiful thing."

Meanwhile, Motown 60's executive producer, Ken Ehrlich, says the program was able to "bring yesterday and today together," while delivering a "21st century interpretation of some of the great moments of Motown."

"We were fortunate in having Stevie...Smokey...Diana and Thelma Houston and a few of the other artists that date back to the really amazing early days of Motown," he tells ABC Radio. "And then, John Legend does a pretty amazing Marvin Gaye, and Ciara did a medley of more current Motown hits, and Ne-Yo the same way."

Among the special's many highlights was an "In Memoriam" segment with Wonder singing "Never Dreamed You'd Leave in Summer."

"It's pretty emotional and pretty evocative," says Ehrlich.

The program also includes a star-studded "Women of Motown" tribute and a pre-taped segment featuring some legendary Motown songwriters -- Robinson, Valerie Simpson, Mickey Stevenson and the team of Holland-Dozier-Holland -- sitting around a piano and reminiscing about their days at the label.

Enjoying the show from the audience: Motown's 89-year-old founder, Berry Gordy.

"He was just having a ball, he loved it," says Ehrlich. "We really appreciated his lending us the Motown legacy for a night."

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Andy Lecompte @andylecompteMadonna will premiere the video for her new single "Medellín" on MTV April 24, but ahead of that, she's posted a little behind-the-scenes video that gives us a look at the making of the clip.

The video starts with a voiceover from Madonna, in which she apparently tells us the plot of the clip. "Oh my God, it's crazy, I got kidnapped," she says. "I was tied to a tree in the Amazon forest, I was there for months! And I escaped and I found myself in Medellín. I had to get a job, so I became a cha-cha instructor."

We then see a montage of Madonna, wearing a short brunette wig, a skirt, heels and a red eye patch, teaching a group of people how to dance.  A woman -- who may be the clip's director -- says, "It's so fun to have M as our cha-cha instructor in this magical world which shows a few different personas of Madame X."

As previously reported, Madame X is the name of Madonna's new album, due in June.

The woman adds that Madonna is very "cheeky" because she just "put everything she loves into one video: Dance, music, horses, hot Latin men."  It's not clear if the woman is referring to Maluma, the Colombian singer who joins Madonna on the song, or another guy who appears in the video, or both.

There's also a montage of scenes from the video posted on Madonna's Instagram.

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Credit: Kharen HillIn 1996, Sheryl Crow wrote the song "Redemption Day" after visiting Bosnia with then-first lady Hillary Clinton, and recorded it on her second album.  In 2003, Johnny Cash recorded it. He died that same year; his version was eventually released in 2010. Now, with the permission of the late country legend's family, Crow has created a version of the song, as well as a video, which allows them to duet.

The video features archival footage of Cash at different stages of his life, as well as scenes of Sheryl playing piano in a field as a little boy watches her from a nearby house. Its interspersed with scenes of war, destruction, death, terrorism, climate change, political leaders...basically every ill of modern society.

At the end of the video, the little boy stands in what looks like an airplane hangar, watching a screen flashing these terrible images. But then Crow appears on screen; she crouches down and holds out her hand. The little boy goes up to the screen and puts his hand on Sheryl's.

In a statement, Sheryl says, "As a mom of two young kids, I see that our kids watch what we do on their behalf and how we shape their future. They're privy to everything visual...and there's no way to shield your child from the roughness of reality. If we could see the world through a child's eyes, we would make different decisions."

She adds, "With what's happening in our nation now, and how dire things look, to have Johnny's voice offers some hope. I hope that wherever he is, he feels proud to be a part of it."

"Redemption Day" appears on Crow's forthcoming new album of all-star duets with artists like Stevie Nicks, Keith Richards, Don Henley and Willie Nelson.

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The new Rolling Stones best-of compilation Honk is out today.

The retrospective is available in multiple formats and configurations, including a three-CD or four-LP deluxe edition featuring 46 tracks, as well as a 20-track single-CD or two-LP version. Both versions boast at least one song from every studio album that The Stones released from 1971 through 2016.

The deluxe version of Honk offers 36 previously released tracks by the British rock legends, plus 10 bonus live performances recorded during the band's recent stadium tours.

Among the songs included on the collection: "Start Me Up," "Brown Sugar," "Miss You," "Tumbling Dice," "Wild Horses," "Angie," "Beast of Burden" and "Waiting On a Friend." Also appearing is the 2013 hit "Doom and Gloom" and three songs from The Stones' 2016 blues covers album, Blue & Lonesome.

The concert performances include collaborations with four music stars: "Beast of Burden" with pop singer Ed Sheeran, "Wild Horses" with Florence Welch of alt-rock act Florence the Machine, "Dead Flowers" with country star Brad Paisley and "Bitch" with Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl.

The 46-track and 20-track versions of Honk also are available digitally. A colored-vinyl edition of the four-LP set is being sold exclusively at The Rolling Stones' online store.

Here's the track list for the deluxe three-CD edition of Honk:

Disc 1
"Start Me Up"
"Brown Sugar"
"Rocks Off"
"Miss You"
"Tumbling Dice"
"Just Your Fool"
"Wild Horses"
"Fool to Cry"
"Angie"
"Beast of Burden"
"Hot Stuff"
"It's Only Rock 'n' Roll (But I Like It)"
"Rock and a Hard Place"
"Doom and Gloom"
"Love Is Strong"
"Mixed Emotions"
"Don't Stop"
"Ride 'Em On Down"

Disc 2
"Bitch"
"Harlem Shuffle"
"Hate to See You Go"
"Rough Justice"
"Happy"
"Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo (Heartbreaker)"
"One More Shot"
"Respectable"
"You Got Me Rocking"
"Rain Fall Down"
"Dancing with Mr D"
"Undercover (of the Night)"
"Emotional Rescue"
"Waiting On a Friend"
"Saint of Me"
"Out of Control"
"Streets of Love"
"Out of Tears"

Disc 3 -- Live Tracks
"Get Off My Cloud"
"Dancing with Mr D"
"Beast of Burden" (with Ed Sheeran)
"She's a Rainbow"
"Wild Horses" (with Florence Welch)
"Let's Spend the Night Together"
"Dead Flowers" (with Brad Paisley)
"Shine a Light"
"Under My Thumb"
"Bitch" (with Dave Grohl)

And here's the single CD track list:

"Start Me Up"
"Brown Sugar"
"Miss You"
"Tumbling Dice"
"Just Your Fool"
"Fool to Cry"
"Angie"
"Beast of Burden"
"It's Only Rock 'n' Roll (But I Like It)"
"Doom and Gloom"
"Love Is Strong"
"Mixed Emotions"
"Don't Stop"
"Harlem Shuffle"
"Happy"
"Rain Fall Down"
"Undercover (of the Night)"
"Emotional Rescue"
"Saint of Me"
"Wild Horses (with Florence Welch)"

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NBC/dick clark productionsJust two days after Madonna released her new song “Medellín” with Colombian reggaeton singer Maluma, the two have made plans to perform it live.

They’ll be taking the stage at the 2019 Billboard Music Awards to perform the song for the first time on television. It'll mark Madonna's first performance of new music on TV in more than four years.

Madonna and Maluma join such previously announced performers Kelly Clarkson, Jonas Brothers and Sam Smith, as well as 2019 ICON Award recipient Mariah Carey.

The Billboard Music Awards will air live from Las Vegas on May 1 on NBC, with Clarkson serving as host.

In addition to releasing her single this week, Madonna also announced the song's music video will debut April 24 on MTV and her new album Madame X will be released June 14.

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S-Curve Records/BMGPhiladelphia soul legends The O'Jays' final studio album, The Last Word, was released today, April 19.

Founding singer Eddie Levert says the new collection features songs that comment on -- and offer a positive response regarding -- today's political and social issues.

"I look at what is going on in the world and not much seems to have changed from when we first started doing this," he notes. "We are still dealing with the same issues."

"On this album we addressed those issues as well as the intolerance we see coming out of the Trump Administration on a daily basis. We also offer a solution," he adds. "That solution is to combat hatred with love and acceptance."

Adds fellow founding O'Jay Walter Williams, "With this final album, we are providing a soundtrack for those that are speaking truth to power and encouraging people to come together through love."

This Tuesday, April 23, The O'Jays will appear on NBC's Today show, where they'll perform "Stand Up (Show Love)," their latest single from The Last Word.

The album also includes the recently released single "I Got You," as well as "Enjoy Yourself," a song co-written by Bruno Mars and Train singer Pat Monahan.

The O'Jays will celebrate the release of The Last Word with a special concert on Friday, April 26, at the historic Apollo Theater in New York City. Check out the group's full concert schedule at MightyOJays.com.

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Kevin Mazur/Getty ImagesIn a recent radio interview, Jason Bonham claimed that when he was 16 years old, Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page introduced him to cocaine, but now the drummer -- whose late father John Bonham was one of Zeppelin's founding members -- is backpedaling, saying that story is a whole lotta bull.

On his official website, Jason writes, in a statement obviously prompted by threats of legal action, "On or about 9 April 2019 I, Jason Bonham, gave an interview on radio…[during which] I made certain untrue and derogatory statements concerning Mr. James Page (aka Jimmy Page) of the legendary band Led Zeppelin. I unconditionally retract all derogatory and defamatory comments relating to Mr. J Page that I made in that interview."

He adds, "In particular it is wholly untrue that Mr. J Page offered me any illegal substances either when I was a minor or at all. I apologize to Mr. Page, unreservedly, for making these unfounded and untrue comments about him."

He continues, "Out of my long held respect for Mr. Page I will make no further comments on the Interview and I agree to make no further comments which Mr. Page might view as disparaging, either now or in the future."

Over the years Jason has played drums with Zeppelin at three events, including the famous 2007 reunion show at the O2 Arena in London. Bonham currently is playing with Sammy Hagar's band The Circle, which launches a tour tonight in Reno, Nevada.

His own group, Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin Evening, will be the support act for Peter Frampton's farewell trek starting in late June.

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Dave J Hogan/Dave J Hogan/Getty ImagesOn Thursday night in New York City, Mick Jagger attended his first public event since undergoing heart surgery earlier this month: the U.S. premiere of his girlfriend Melanie Hamrick's new ballet, Porte Rouge.

Page Six reports that the Rolling Stones singer quietly slipped into a side entrance to catch the performance, which was held at New York's Lincoln Center as part of the Youth America Grand Prix dance charity's 20th anniversary gala.

TMZ posted a video showing Jagger entering the venue. In the clip, a reporter asks Mick how he's feeling, to which the rock legend replies, "Good."

An insider source told Page Six that Jagger says he's "well and hale." The source also noted that Mick was excited to attend the premiere of the performance, which he orchestrated, so he could "congratulate the performers right after."

The ballet is set to the music of The Rolling Stones.

As previously reported, The Rolling Stones postponed their planned No Filter tour of North America after it was discovered that Jagger needed a heart valve replaced. The trek was to have started on April 20 in Miami Gardens, Florida. No word yet on when the tour will be rescheduled.

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Concord RecordsSantana has premiered an official video for a new song titled "Breaking Down the Door," which will appear on the band's upcoming studio album Africa Speaks.

The danceable tune, sung by Spanish singer Buika [pr: BWEE-kah], is infused with Latin horns and African percussion, and features the fiery guitar work by Carlos Santana. The upbeat sound of the tune distracts from the dark lyrics, which tell the story of a woman who is physically abused and then killed by her husband.

The video, which you can watch at Santana's official YouTube channel, features scenes of young people dancing at a bar, including a couple who seem to represent the main characters in the song. Interspersed throughout the clip is footage of Carlos playing guitar and Buika singing in front of a background of flowers and other colorful images.

"Breaking Down the Door" is available now as a digital single and via streaming services. People who pre-order Africa Speaks will receive free downloads of that song and the previously released track "Los Invisibles."

Africa Speaks will be released on June 7. The 11-track collection was produced by Rick Rubin, and came together over a prolific 10-day period at Rubin's Shangri La Studios in Malibu, California. Buika, who won the 2008 Latin Grammy for Album of the Year, sings on all of the songs.

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Photo by Alessandra Benedetti - Corbis/Corbis via Getty ImagesFans who attended Nick Mason's Saucerful of Secrets on Thursday night gig at New York City's Beacon Theater got an extra special treat when the band was joined on stage by Mason's former Pink Floyd bandmate Roger Waters.

The group -- which also includes Spandau Ballet guitarist Gary Kemp, longtime Pink Floyd and David Gilmour touring bassist Guy Pratt, guitarist Lee Harris and keyboardist Dom Beken -- feature songs from Floyd's pre-Dark Side of the Moon days. Waters took the stage to sing lead and play gong on his song “Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun” from the 1968 album A Saucerful of Secrets.

The performance, caught on video by an audience member, marked a rare reunion of original Pink Floyd members.

Nick Mason's Saucerful of Secrets wraps up its North American tour with a show in Washington, D.C. on Monday.

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NBC/Andrew LipovskyJimmy Fallon marked two historic releases on Thursday's Tonight Show: the redacted version of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report on the Russia investigation earlier that day, and The Rolling Stones' best-of compilation, Honk on Friday.

Fallon managed to tie the two releases together by venting his frustration over not being able to read the complete Mueller report with a parody of the Stones' 1965 classic, "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction," titled, "(I Can't Take No) Redactions," backed by his Tonight Show house band, The Roots.

"I can't take more, more redactions. I can't read those Trump infractions. And I try, try to find, what they hide 'neath the lines," Fallon, using his best Mick Jagger voice, opened the song.

"I can't get no Mueller memo!" he belted out in the chorus.

Another thing that ticked off Fallon was Wolf Blitzer revealing the report "with all this juicy information has more spots than a damn Dalmatian."

"No more redactions!" Fallon repeated over and over again to close the parody.

The Stones' retrospective will be available in a three-CD or four-LP deluxe edition featuring 46 tracks, as well as a 20-track single-CD or two-LP version. Both versions boast at least one song from every studio album that the band released from 1971 through 2016.

The deluxe Honk offers 36 previously released tracks by the British rock legends, plus 10 bonus live performances recorded during the band's recent stadium tours.

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Credit: Leah SteigerSammy Hagar and his current backing group, The Circle, which includes his old Van Halen band mate Michael Anthony on bass and Jason Bonham on drums, embark of their first full-length trek tonight in Reno, Nevada. The month-and-a-half-long U.S. outing -- dubbed the Full Circle Jam Tour -- runs throughthrough a June 8 show in Fort Dodge, Iowa.

The motivation behind the new trek is to promote the band's first album of original material, Space Between, due out May 10.

At their shows, Hagar and The Circle are known for digging into Sammy's deep back catalog, including songs by Montrose and Van Halen and from the Red Rocker's solo releases, plus some Led Zeppelin classics. On this tour, the band is planning to play some new originals, something Hagar says will be a challenge.

"[I]t's gonna be hard fitting these songs [from Space Between]," Sammy tells ABC Radio. "I've got five songs picked to go in the set list."

Hagar notes that when he ran his initial idea for a set by Anthony, Michael pointed out many key tunes that he'd omitted.

"We've got so many songs in the catalog," says Sammy, "we forget more songs than we remember."

Hagar tells ABC Radio that in order to include all the songs they'd like to play live, they'd have to do a marathon show like Guns N' Roses or The Grateful Dead, but he doesn't think his voice could hold up for that long.

"I really put a lot of strain on my voice, and thank God it hasn't gone, and I can still hit the notes," he maintains, "but I'm raspier now."

Opening for the band on select, separate, shows during the trek will be Vince Neil and Night Ranger. Here's the full list of tour dates:

4/19 -- Reno, NV, Grand Sierra Resort - Grand Theatre
4/20 -- Concord, CA, Concord Pavilion
4/22 -- Fresno, CA, Warnors Theatre
4/23 -- Bakersfield, CA, Rabobank Theatre
4/26 -- Laughlin, NV, Harrah's Laughlin - Rio Vista Outdoor Amphitheatre
4/27 -- Albuquerque, NM, Route 66 Casino
4/30 -- Austin, TX, ACL Live at The Moody Theater
5/1 -- Sugar Land, TX, Smart Financial Centre
5/3 -- Thackerville, OK, WinStar World Casino & Resort
5/4 -- Tulsa, OK, Paradise Cove at River Spirit Casino Resort
5/7 -- West Hollywood, CA, The Troubadour
5/17 -- Prior Lake, MN, Mystic Lake Casino Amphitheater
5/18 -- Maryland Heights, MO, Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre*
5/20 -- Huber Heights, OH, Rose Music Center at The Heights*
5/22 -- Clarkston, MI, DTE Energy Music Theatre**
5/23 -- Indianapolis, IN, Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn at White River State Park**
5/25 -- Bensalem, PA, XCite Center at Parx Casino
5/26 -- Gilford, NH, Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion**
5/28 -- Boston, MA, Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion**
5/30 -- Mashantucket, CT, Foxwoods Resort Casino**
5/31 -- Vienna, VA, Wolf Trap**
6/2 -- Northfield, OH, MGM Northfield Park - Center Stage
6/4 -- Lewiston, NY, Artpark Amphitheater**
6/5 -- Pittsburgh, PA, Highmark Stadium**
6/7 -- Tinley Park, IL, Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre*
6/8 -- Fort Dodge, IA, Shellabration - Roger Sports Complex*

= Don Felder
* = Vince Neil
** = Night Ranger

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Taron Egerton as Elton John in "Rocketman" from Paramount PicturesElton John's upcoming biopic Rocketman is a "magical retelling" of the legendary singer's life, according to its director, Dexter Fletcher.  But according to Elton himself, while the movie has some fantastical elements, it doesn't gloss over any of the real-life bad stuff.

In a new featurette, Elton says, "It had to be as honest as possible.  The lows were very low, but the highs were very high. And that's how I wanted the film to be."

David Furnish, Elton's husband and one of the movie's producers, also appears in the video promo, as do Fletcher, producer Matthew Vaughn and star Taron Egerton, who plays Elton.

"Music, as a young boy, pulled him out of a very unhappy childhood," Furnish notes. "And that opened the door to a world of infinite possibilities."

Fletcher explains why Elton's life lent itself to a non-traditional biopic, saying, "Because of the nature of who Elton is, the storytelling allowed us to totally indulge in fantasy and imagination." 

On that topic, Vaughn, who cast Egerton and Elton in Kingsman: The Golden Circle, adds, "The story is surreal, but real. It's a bold piece of filmmaking."

As for Egerton, he declares, "It's been the greatest joy of my professional life making this film."

Rocketman will premiere at the Cannes Film Festival on May 16. It arrives in U.S. theaters on May 31.

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Courtesy of Sony Pictures ClassicsAfter being screened at several 2019 film festivals, the new documentary David Crosby: Remember My Name will get its theatrical premiere on July 19 in New York City and Los Angeles, with a nationwide opening to follow.

As previously reported, Remember My Name takes a warts-and-all look at the 77-year-old folk-rock legend's life, including his battle with substance abuse and his recent burst of creativity that coincided with the 2015 breakup of Crosby, Stills & Nash.

The movie was directed by A.J. Eaton, and co-produced by acclaimed filmmaker and rock journalist Cameron Crowe. Crowe and Eaton also conducted interviews with David Crosby for the film.

Remember My Name got its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in January, and was also screened at both the Boulder International Film Festival and the South by Southwest Festival. Next up for the flick will be an April 27 screening at New Jersey's Asbury Park Music & Film Festival, where Crosby and Crowe both will take part in a Q&A session.

In a new interview in the Asbury Park Press, Crosby notes that although it was difficult for him to dig into the negative aspects of his life for the documentary, he's glad that the film went as deep as it did.

"I'm happy with it," David says. "Truthfully there's a certain cathartic effect to it. It frees you, in a sense, to have to look at all that stuff and then set it down."

In other news, Crosby, who's quite the outspoken Twitter user, has been hired as Rolling Stone's advice columnist.

The column, called "Ask Croz," will debut in the magazine's June issue. You can submit questions to Crosby by emailing them to askcroz@rollingstone.com or tweeting them with the hashtag #AskCroz.

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Big Machine Label Group On Wednesday afternoon at Cash Cabin just outside Nashville, Sheryl Crow premiered her new video for "Redemption Day" for a small group of music industry insiders.

The new recording is a duet with the late Johnny Cash, and is the lead single from Crow's upcoming album that features collaborations with rockers like Keith RichardsStevie Nicks and Don Henley, as well as country legends like Willie Nelson, Emmylou Harris and Vince Gill.

Sheryl wrote "Redemption Day" in 1996 after visiting Bosnia with then-first lady Hillary Clinton. That same year, she recorded it on her self-titled second record.

Shortly before Cash's death, the Man in Black discovered the tune -- but wouldn't record it until he asked Crow in-depth questions about the lyrics.

"Cut to 2003," Sheryl explains, "Johnny Cash recorded it and felt like it would be the cornerstone of [the album he was making then]. He was adamant about knowing what every lyric meant."

She adds that Johnny "really delivered the song in a way that felt like for him it would be the most important song on his record. And unfortunately...two months later he passed."

While working on her new album, Crow reached out to the Cash family for the permission to use the late legend's vocal on a new version. Nearly 25 years since its inception, she feels like "Redemption Day" has finally arrived.

"I feel like the song has finally found its moment," she reflects. "I re-recorded it, rearranged it, and Johnny and I are both singing the song. And I hope he would be very proud of what we've done and feel like it has met its moment."

The Crow/Cash duet on "Redemption Day" will be available to stream or download on Friday.

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Credit: Jill JarrettDoors guitarist Robby Krieger will be heading east in early June for a trio of concerts with his solo band.

The recently announced shows are scheduled for June 6 in Glendale, Pennsylvania; June 7 in Riverhead, New York; and June 9 in Albany, New York.

Tickets for all three gigs are available for purchase now. Visit RobbyKrieger.com for more details.

The Robby Krieger Band focuses mainly on classic Doors material, and features Krieger's son Waylon on lead vocals.

As previously reported, Robby will also be performing at The Hidden Hills Magazine Hootenanny Food Spirits Music Festival on May 18 in Calabasas, California. The event will raise money for the charity Kevin Cordasco Foundation: Something Yellow, which is working to find a cure for childhood cancer.

Krieger will be jamming with as-yet-unnamed musical friends at the benefit. The event's lineup also includes The Dirty Knobs, which features founding Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers guitarist and current Fleetwood Mac member Mike Campbell.

Here are all of Krieger's confirmed upcoming concerts:

5/18 -- Calabasas, CA, The Hidden Hills Magazine Hootenanny - King Gillette Ranch
6/6 -- Glendale, PA, Keswick Theater
6/7 -- Riverhead, NY, The Suffolk Theater
6/9 -- Albany, NY, Skyloft

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Z2 ComicsZ2 Comics has partnered with The Grateful Dead to create a graphic novel that delves into the story of the group's formation and emergence as one of America's most important and enduring bands.

Grateful Dead Origins boasts an original story written by Chris Miskiewicz, with illustrations by Noah Van Sciver. The novel follows the group's transformation from a bar band named The Warlocks to the influential flag bearers of jam-band culture in the U.S.

The novel will be released in early 2020, and will be available as both a limited, oversized hard-cover deluxe edition and a standard soft-cover version. The deluxe edition will be individually numbered and signed by the book's creators, and will come packaged with a vinyl LP featuring a selection of previously unreleased tracks from the band's early years. The standard version will offer access to a digital download of the early recordings.

Both versions of Grateful Dead Origins can be pre-ordered now. You can get a look at the cover art for the two editions at Z2Comics.com. According to the website, the deluxe version will ship in April 2020.

"Chris and Noah have captured the Dead's sensibility in their words and images that bring to life on the page the earliest days of the Grateful Dead, from the band's founding in 1965 through to Woodstock," says the band's audiovisual archivist, David Lemieux, in a statement.

"We couldn't be happier to be partnering with such talented artists who have delved so deeply into the Dead's history and origin."

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A&M/UMe Newly minted Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Janet Jackson is giving fans another way to listen to her breakthrough album.

On June 7, you'll be able to buy her 1986 classic Control on vinyl, in your choice of either black or translucent red.  It marks the first time that the album has been available on vinyl since its initial release.  Fans attending Janet's upcoming Las Vegas show, Metamorphosis, will get the first crack at purchasing the disc at the merch store that will open at the Park Theater at Park MGM.  You can also pre-order a copy online.

Control, Janet's third album, marked the first of the star's many collaborations with Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis.  It featured five hit singles -- "What Have You Done for Me Lately," "Nasty," "Control," "When I Think of You” and "Let's Wait Awhile" -- and was her first #1 album on the pop chart.  To date, it's sold more than 10 million copies worldwide.

Janet's Metamorphosis residency will kick off May 17 and will include 15 performances through an August 10 show.  As previously reported, Janet also will headline the U.K. 's Glastonbury Festival and the Montreal Jazz Festival this summer.

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Credit: David BergmanJon Bon Jovi will be cruising into the summer with a few thousand of his closest pals.

Following his recently completed Runaway to Paradise Caribbean fan cruise, which sailed from Miami to the Bahamas last weekend, the New Jersey rocker has announced another edition of the cruise for this summer, this time in the Mediterranean. 

The cruise will take place from August 26 to August 30, and will sail from Barcelona, Spain, to Palma, Majorca, aboard the Norwegian Jade.  Jon's special guests will include Johnny Rzeznik of the Goo Goo Dolls and singer/songwriter Grace Potter.

The August edition of the event will get to experience two shows by Jon -- one electric, and the other an acoustic session with a Q&A. If you purchase a "Gold" package, you'll also get a photo with the Rock & Roll Hall of Famer.

Fans also will get to experience special tastings of Jon's signature wine, Hampton Water, with his son, Jesse Bongiovi; a gallery of never-before-seen memorabilia, guitars and clothing; an onboard pop-up shop featuring Jon's fashion line Hart N Dagger; and an onboard version of Jon's charity restaurant, The Soul Kitchen.

You can reserve your cabin now for the summer Mediterranean cruise at RunawaytoParadise.com.

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