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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Documentary:
Pompeii Then and Now

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Closing arguments in the case are scheduled for Monday morning.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Motown RecordsA new movie called Detroit, directed by Oscar-winner Kathryn Bigelow and centering around the riots that took place in the Motor City over the course of five summer days in 1967, will hit theaters on August 4.  Of course, the film's soundtrack is being released by Motown Records.

The soundtrack, which will be released this month, features a number of classic soul songs, including Martha & the Vandellas' "Jimmy Mack" and the memorable Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell duet "Your Precious Love."

The album also features gems by such other veteran R&B artists as The Dramatics, The Devotions, The Elgins, Brenda Holloway and Jerry Williams. In addition, the soundtrack includes a tune by legendary jazz saxophonist John Coltrane and an original new song by The Roots called "It Ain't Fair" which features guest vocals by Bilal.

"We're honored and excited to work on such an important and special project as Detroit," says Motown Records president Ethiopia Habtemariam. "The music from this soundtrack highlights the 'Classic Motown Sound' which is a beautiful accompaniment to the story of tumultuous times in 1967 as well as the struggles we face within society today."

Detroit, starring John Boyega of Star Wars: The Force Awakens fame, will have its premiere Tuesday, July 25, at the Fox Theatre in the Motor City before opening August 4 in theaters across the U.S.

Here's the complete track listing for the Detroit soundtrack:

"If You Haven't Got Love" -- The Dramatics
"Jimmy Mack" -- Martha Reeves & The Vandellas
"Baby Bunny (Sugar Honey)" -- Jerry Williams
"Your Precious Love" -- Marvin Gaye & Tammi Tyrell
"Till Johnny Comes" -- Brenda Holloway
"Larry's Rescue" -- James Newton Howard
"It Ain't Fair" -- The Roots (featuring Bilal)
"Devil's Gotten into My Baby" -- The Devotions
"The Cream of the Crop" -- Lee Rogers
"All Because of You" -- The Dramatics
"Larry's Alone" -- James Newton Howard
"Grow" -- Algee Smith
"Heaven Must Have Sent You" -- The Elgins
"I Want to Talk About You" -- John Coltrane

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Credit: Kate IzorRoger Waters has debuted an official video for "Wait for Her," a melancholy new song from his recently released solo album, Is This the Life We Really Want? The clip, which was directed by the ex-Pink Floyd singer/bassist and his frequent collaborator Sean Evans, premiered at RollingStone.com and also was posted on Roger's official VEVO YouTube channel.

The video features footage of Waters and his touring band performing in a studio, interspersed with scenes of a woman in a dressing room preparing for some kind of performance. That woman, Azzura, is the same actress/dancer featured in the recent clip for Roger's new tune "The Last Refugee." In the "Wait for Her" video, Azzura is shown sitting at a theatrical mirror as she applies makeup and nail polish. She also places two crumpled photos of a young girl, apparently her daughter, on the mirror and gazes sadly at them.

As the clip continues, a large scar is visible on the woman's neck, and she begins to cry. After changing into a new outfit, she leaves the dressing room and apparently heads toward a stage as the video ends.

Lyrically, "Wait for Her" was inspired by a poem by late Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish. Evans tells Rolling Stone, "When Roger wrote this song, his adaptation of the poem took on a sensual yet melancholy tone, and the video needed to represent that. It needed to show femininity and sexuality but also needed to have an air of loss and pain."

As for the woman's scar, Evans explains that "it is a symbol of the physical torment refugees endure."

He also notes the "Wait for Her" and "The Last Refugee" videos are companion pieces, adding that he and Waters have plans for further themed clips.

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Parlophone RecordsThe latest installment of David Bowie's series of limited-edition 40th anniversary vinyl picture discs will feature two versions of one of the late rock legend's most enduring anthems, "Heroes."

The seven-inch disc, which will be issued on September 22, will feature a 2017 remastered version of the original single version of "Heroes" on its A side.  The flip side is a previously unreleased recording of Bowie performing the tune in 1977, on late T. Rex frontman Marc Bolan's U.K. TV show Marc.

The photo featured on the A side is a picture of Bowie taken in Japan 1977 by photographer Sukita; the flip side has a still pic of David from his appearance on the Marc show.

"Heroes" was co-written by Bowie and Brian Eno, and was released as a single in the U.K. on September 23, 1977. The song also appears on David's album of the same name, which was issued in October of '77.

Among the many artists who have covered "Heroes" over the years are Prince, Peter Gabriel, Blondie, Oasis, Depeche Mode and The Wallflowers.

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Andrew Lipovsky/NBCIn the midst of their North American tour, The Who made a rare TV appearance on NBC's The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

In their second appearance on the late night show, the band, performed their classic from 1967, "I Can See for Miles."

They last appeared on The Tonight Show back in March of 2016, performing "Who Are You." 

As a web exclusive on Wednesday, The Who also played their 1981 song, “You Better You Bet.”

The next stop on the The Who's 2017 North American tour is in Uncasville, Connecticut on Thursday.

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Credit: Erik KabikRock guitarist extraordinaire Carlos Santana turns 70 today. The Mexican-born musician moved to San Francisco in the early 1960s, and went on to form one of the most influential and enduring groups to emerge from the Bay Area music scene.

Santana's groundbreaking sound fused Latin music and African percussion with rock, blues and jazz. The group came to global prominence after an incendiary performance at the 1969 Woodstock festival that showcased Carlos' blistering and intense playing. The group's self-titled debut came out that same month, featuring the classics like "Evil Ways" and the instrumental "Soul Sacrifice." The band's next two studio albums, Abraxas and Santana III, topped the Billboard 200 and included such hits as "Black Magic Woman," "Oye Como Va" and "Everybody's Everything."

From the early 1970s through the '90s, Santana's lineup changed frequently, while the band's popularity waxed and waned. The band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998, and then experienced a huge career resurgence thanks to the 1999 album Supernatural. The record, which featured Carlos and company collaborating with various guest artists, yielded two #1 hits -- "Smooth" with Matchbox Twenty's Rob Thomas and "Maria Maria" with Wyclef Jean and The Product G&B. The album topped the Billboard 200 for 12 nonconsecutive weeks and went on to win nine Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year. It has sold more than 15 million copies in the U.S. to date.

More recently, Carlos was saluted at the prestigious Kennedy Center Honors in 2013; the group put out its first Spanish language album, Corazon, in 2014; and most of the original Santana lineup reunited to release the Santana IV album last year. And next Friday, July 28, Santana will release a collaborative album with The Isley Brothers called Power of Peace.

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Mike Windle/Getty Images for Weinstein Carnegie Philanthropic GroupStevie Wonder has married his girlfriend of five years, Tomeeka Bracy, at a star-studded and lavish ceremony at the Hotel Bel-Air in Los Angeles, U.K. tabloid The Sun reports. According to the newspaper, John Legend, Usher and Pharrell Williams were among the stars who serenaded the Motown great and his new bride at the reception.

The Sun also reports that Wonder sang to Tomeeka at the party. One person described as an "onlooker" at the event told the paper, "Stevie's musical pals each got up on stage to take turns serenading the couple, much to the delight of the other guests."

It's worth noting that Wonder performed at Legend's 2013 wedding to model Chrissy Tiegen, so this gave John the chance to return the favor.

The best man and bridesmaids at the wedding were said to be chosen from among Wonder's nine children. Bracy is the mother of two of Stevie's kids, including his youngest -- a two-year-old daughter named Nia. The rest of Wonder's children come from four previous relationships.

Wonder has walked down the aisle twice before. He was married to his first wife, late Motown singer/songwriter Syreeta Wright from 1970 to 1972. Stevie wed his second wife, fashion designer Kai Millard in 2001 and filed for divorce from her in 2012.

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RhinoIn celebration of the 50th anniversary of the start of Aretha Franklin's historic association with Atlantic Records, a new album featuring some of the Queen of Soul's classic songs enhanced with new orchestral accompaniment will be released November 10.

A Brand New Me: Aretha Franklin with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra will feature reworked renditions of classic tunes like "Think," "I Say a Little Prayer," "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman," and "Respect."

A Brand New Me was produced by Nick Patrick and Don Reedman, the same duo behind two recent Elvis Presley albums that similarly features songs by the late King of Rock 'n' Roll augmented by new symphonic arrangements. As with the Presley records, The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra contributions to A Brand New Me were recorded at London's Abbey Road Studios. Grammy-winning jazz/R&B singer Patti Austin also added backing vocals to the tracks.

"There is a reason that Aretha Franklin is called the 'Queen of Soul.' There is nothing more exciting than that incredible voice taking you on an emotional roller coaster ride through her amazing repertoire of songs," says Patrick. "To have the opportunity to work with that voice on this project has been the greatest honor and to hear a symphony orchestra wrapped around those performances is breathtaking."

The album will be available as a 14-track CD and digital collection, as well as a 12-track vinyl LP.

Here's the full A Brand New Me track list:

"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"
"(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman"
"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"

* = doesn't appear on vinyl version.

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Legacy RecordingsA new hits compilation from the NOW That's What I Call Music! series featuring songs tailor-made for the soundtrack to your next pre-event parking-lot party will be released on August 4. NOW Tailgate Anthems is an 18-track collection that includes such memorable classic-rock tunes as Queen's "Will We Rock You," Journey's "Don't Stop Believin'" and Bon Jovi's "Livin' on a Prayer."

Among the other anthems by veteran rockers appearing on the album are a live version of KISS' "Rock & Roll All Nite," as well as Survivor's "Eye of the Tiger" and Europe's "The Final Countdown." In addition, the compilation features party hits by younger artists from various genres, including tunes by Pink, Flo Rida, Wiz Khalifa, Black Eyed Peas, Pitbull, Usher, Luke Bryan and Jason Aldean.

Here's the full track list of the NOW Tailgate Anthems compilation:

"We Will Rock You" -- Queen
"Livin' on a Prayer" -- Bon Jovi
"Don't Stop Believin'" -- Journey
"Rock & Roll All Nite" (Alive! Version) -- Kiss
"Eye of the Tiger" -- Survivor
"The Final Countdown" -- Europe
"Jump Around" -- House of Pain
"Turn Down for What" -- DJ Snake & Lil Jon
"My House" -- Flo Rida
"Black and Yellow" -- Wiz Khalifa
"I Gotta Feeling" -- Black Eyed Peas
"Don't Stop the Party" -- Pitbull Featuring TJR
"Let's Go" -- Calvin Harris Featuring Ne Yo
"Yeah" -- Usher Featuring Lil Jon & Ludacris
"Get the Party Started" -- Pink
"House Party" -- Sam Hunt
"Country Girl (Shake It for Me)" -- Luke Bryan
"My Kinda Party" -- Jason Aldean

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Credit: Danny ClinchEach year, the Recording Academy salutes an individual music artist at the prestigious MusiCares Person of the Year gala.  However, the organization has announced that, for the first time ever, the 2018 honoree won't be a person, but a band.  Fleetwood Mac will be celebrated at a star-studded tribute event held during Grammy Week on January 26 at New York's famous Radio City Music Hall.

The rock legends, whose classic current lineup features Mick Fleetwood, Stevie Nicks, Lindsey Buckingham, Christine McVie and John McVie, will be recognized for their career achievements and charitable efforts, including their longtime support of MusiCares.

"It's a tremendous honor to be the first band to receive the MusiCares Person of the Year award," says Fleetwood on behalf of his band. "Independently and together, we all set off on a journey to spend our lives as artists, songwriters, and musicians. None of us did it alone and there were plenty of helping hands along the way, so we applaud and celebrate MusiCares' guiding principles of giving musicians a helping hand and a place to turn in times of need."

Recording Academy and MusiCares Foundation CEO/president Neil Portnow notes, "Our 2018 MusiCares Person of the Year tribute is a celebration of firsts -- the first time our annual signature gala will be held in New York City in 15 years, and the first time in the benefit's history that we will honor a band. This excitement is only matched by the genuine thrill and privilege of paying tribute to Fleetwood Mac, a legendary and influential group of artists whose music has provided the soundtrack for music lovers around the world."

The gala benefits the MusiCares Foundation, which provides medical, financial and personal assistance to in-need music community members.

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Webster PR/Blackbird PresentsKenny Rogers knows when, and how, to fold 'em. The pop-country legend will mark the end of his performing career with a special star-studded concert on October 25 at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena. "All in for the Gambler: Kenny Rogers' Farewell Concert Celebration" will include a final performance with his famous duet partner Dolly Parton, along with appearances from a variety of other well-known artists.

The show's lineup also features country artists Little Big Town, Alison Krauss and Jamey Johnson; Broadway and Frozen star Idina Menzel; pop-rocker Elle King; and alternative-rock band The Flaming Lips, while more acts will be announced in the coming weeks.

"As I'm bringing this chapter of my career to a close, this will be an unforgettable way to celebrate with my talented friends, who I'm so grateful to have crossed paths with," says Rogers. "It means so much that they would feel compelled to do this for me."

Adds Parton, "Performing with Kenny for the last time ever on October 25th is going to be emotional for both of us, but it's also going to be very special. Even though Kenny may be retiring, as he fades from the stage, our love for each other will never fade away."

Tickets for Kenny's farewell concert will go on sale this Friday, July 21, at 10 a.m. CT, and will be available at Ticketmaster.com, at all Ticketmaster locations, via phone by calling 800-745-3000, and at the Bridgestone Arena box office. Part of the proceeds will go toward the T.J. Martell Foundation and the Kenny Rogers Children's Center.

Visit AllInfortheGambler.com for more info about the event.

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Paul Morigi/WireImageA judge in New York City has halted the auction of personal items once belonging to Madonna including a love letter from her then-boyfriend Tupac Shakur, a pair of worn panties and a hairbrush containing her hair.

The New York Post reports that Manhattan Supreme Court Judge Gerald Leibovitz has ordered a collectibles dealer to remove those items and 18 others from an auction scheduled to take place Wednesday.

The paper reports that Madonna filed suit to stop the auction on Tuesday, with court papers taking particular exception to the sale of her hair. “I understand that my DNA could be extracted from a piece of my hair. It is outrageous and grossly offensive that my DNA could be auctioned for sale to the general public,” the paper quotes a court filing from Madonna as saying.

In the suit, Madonna also says she "shocked" to learn of the planned sale of the letter from Tupac which she said the thought was still in her possession.

According to the paper, the suit says the material may have made it to auction via a "former friend," art consultant Darlene Lutz who the suit says would have had access to the stuff as a frequent overnight guest at Madonna's even when the singer was not home.

However, a spokesman for the auction house, Gotta Have It! Collectibles, says the material is Lutz's property that she has a right to sell, and the company plans to fight the temporary halt. "Madonna's allegations will be vigorously challenged and refuted in a court of law in due course," the spokesman tells the Post. "We are confident that the Madonna memorabilia will be back."

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