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Earth, Wind & Fire and Martina McBride (John Shearer/Getty Images)Some of country's biggest stars have teamed up with legendary funk/R&B band Earth, Wind & Fire for a first of it's kind outdoor CMT Crossroads, premiering tonight.

Filmed during the CMA Music Festival earlier this month, the group took to a stage in Downtown Nashville outside the Bridgestone Arena and was joined by the likes of Lady Antebellum, Darius Rucker, Rascal Flatts, Dan Shay, Martina McBride and more.

The electric collaborations showcase Earth, Wind & Fire's timeless hits, including "Shining Star," "After the Love Has Gone" and "September," performed with Lady Antebellum. Get a sneak peak now at CMT.com.

CMT Crossroads: Earth, Wind & Fire and Friends premiere at 10 p.m. ET on CMT.

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Warner Bros.This Sunday marks the 33rd anniversary of the release of Prince's iconic 1984 album Purple Rain, and today sees the release of the deluxe edition and the deluxe expanded edition of the album. 

As previously reported, the Purple Rain deluxe edition includes two CDs: the original album and a second CD of previously unreleased tracks.  

As for the Purple Rain Deluxe -- Expanded Edition set, fans will get the two CDs that come with the deluxe version, plus a third CD of single edits and B-sides, and a DVD of Prince & The Revolution performing at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse, NY, on March 30, 1985 on the Purple Rain tour.

Purple Rain is the sixth best-selling movie soundtrack album in history, having sold more than 22 million units.  

Here are the track lists for both editions: 

Purple Rain Deluxe

Disc One: Original Album (2015 Paisley Park Remaster)
"Let's Go Crazy"
"Take Me With U"
"The Beautiful Ones"
"Computer Blue"
"Darling Nikki"
"When Doves Cry"
"I Would Die 4 U"
"Baby I'm A Star"
"Purple Rain"

Disc Two: From The Vault & Previously Unreleased
"The Dance Electric"
"Love and Sex" 
"Computer Blue" ("Hallway Speech" version)
"Electric Intercourse" (studio)
"Our Destiny / Roadhouse Garden"
"Possessed" (1983 version)
"Wonderful A**"
"Velvet Kitty Cat"
"Katrina's Paper Dolls"
"We Can F***"
"Father's Song"

Purple Rain Deluxe - Expanded Edition
Includes Disc One and Disc Two as Listed Above, plus:

Disc Three: Single Edits & B-Sides
"When Doves Cry" (edit)
"17 Days"
"Let's Go Crazy" (edit)
"Let's Go Crazy" (Special Dance Mix)
"Erotic City"
"Erotic City" ("Make Love Not War Erotic City Come Alive") 
"Purple Rain" (edit)
"God"
"God" (Love Theme From Purple Rain)
"Another Lonely Christmas"
"Another Lonely Christmas" (extended version)
"I Would Die 4 U" (edit)
"I Would Die 4 U" (extended version)
"Baby I'm A Star" (edit)
"Take Me With U" (edit)

DVD: Prince And The Revolution, Live at the Carrier Dome, Syracuse, NY, March 30, 1985
"Let's Go Crazy"
"Delirious"
"1999"
"Little Red Corvette" 
"Take Me With U"
"Do Me, Baby"
"Irresistible B****"
"Possessed"
"How Come U Don't Call Me Anymore?"
"Let's Pretend We're Married"
"International Lover"
"God"
"Computer Blue"
"Darling Nikki" 
"The Beautiful Ones"
"When Doves Cry"
"I Would Die 4 U"
"Baby I'm A Star"
"Purple Rain" 

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Credit: Lisa MacIntoshE Street Band saxophone player Jake Clemons also is an accomplished singer/songwriter, and he will be headlining the 2017 Rockland-Bergen Music Festival, which runs from today through Sunday, June 25, in Tappan, New York, and Piermont, New York.

Clemons and his solo band will close out the festival's main performances on Saturday, June 24, at German Masonic Park in Tappan. The lineup for that day also includes John Cafferty and the Beaver Brown Band, veteran singer/songwriter Steve Forbert, and frequent Bruce Springsteen collaborator Joe Grushecky.

In addition, the fest features concert events tonight and Saturday night at The Turning Point in Piermont, a day-long series of performances on Sunday at German Masonic Park and a closing show at The '76 House in Tappan.

Visit RocklandMusicFestival.com for more information.

Meanwhile, Clemons and his band have several other concerts on their tour schedule, including a sold-out show tonight at The Wonder Bar in Asbury Park, New Jersey. Jake continues to support his 2017 debut solo album, Fear & Love.

Here are all of the Jake Clemons Band's confirmed tour dates:

6/23 -- Asbury Park, NJ, The Wonder Bar
6/24 -- Tappan, NY, German Masonic Park - Rockland-Bergen Music Festival
7/6 -- Norfolk, VA, Sunset Concert on the River (private residence)*
7/18 -- Toronto, ON, Canada, Cadillac Lounge
7/19 -- Toronto, ON, Canada, Cadillac Lounge
7/21 -- Belleville, ON, Canada, Empire Square
8/8 -- Chicago, IL, City Winery
8/10 -- Detroit, MI, Motor City Casino**

* = Jake Clemons solo
** = with Tower of Power.

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Credit: Myrna SuarezBilly Joel will return to his alma mater -- Hicksville High School in Hicksville, New York -- on Saturday to help the Class of 2017 celebrate its graduation, Newsday reports.

The event is taking place 50 years after the Piano Man's own commencement was originally scheduled, although he didn't actually graduate, because he was shy one English credit. He finally received his diploma in 1992 during a return visit to the school.

Billy will be among the guest speakers at the 2017 ceremony, which will be held on the school's athletic field. About 400 or so students are expected to graduate during the commencement.

"We're hoping for good weather, but there seems a very good likelihood of rain," a school representative tells Newsday, adding that if it does rain, the ceremony "will be in our gymnasium. If that's the case, it'll be the second time Joel has attended graduation in the gymnasium."

According to Newsday, during Joel's 1992 appearance at the school, he quipped, "Well, here I am, Mom. I'm actually going to get my high school diploma, and it's only 25 years after everyone else got theirs. But Mom, don't worry. I can finally pull myself out of this dead-end job I have and start working on a career with a real future."

Meanwhile, Joel's next concert will be a July 5 show that's part of his ongoing residency at New York's Madison Square Garden.

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Frank Hoensch/RedfernsPetula Clark had her biggest hit with the chart-topping tune "Downtown" in 1964.  Now the British pop singer will soon have her very own star in Downtown Los Angeles on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Clark is among the celebrities chosen to receive a marker as part of the Walk of Fame's class of 2018, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce announced Thursday.

Clark also scored a #1 hit in 1965 with "My Love," and had several other top five singles during the 1960s. She also has had a successful career as a film and stage actress.

Other recording artists who will be receiving stars on the Walk of Fame include Mary J. Blige, Harry Connick Jr., Ice T, Snoop Dogg, Carrie Underwood, and "Weird Al" Yankovic.

No dates have been set yet for any of the ceremonies for the new honorees, but they must be scheduled within two years.

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Credit: Maryanne BilhamPower of Peace, Santana's collaborative album with The Isley Brothers, won't be released until July 28, but you can check out one of the record's tracks, "I Remember," exclusively now at Billboard.com. The song, which is the only original tune on the album, was written by Santana drummer Cindy Blackman Santana, Carlos' wife, who also contributes lead vocals.

Cindy tells Billboard that she wrote "I Remember" in 1997, and decided to present it to her husband for possible inclusion on Power of Peace because she thought it would suit Ron Isley's soulful voice.

"Carlos liked the idea and we took the song down to the studio and played it for everybody, mainly for Ronnie, to see if he would want to perform it," Cindy recalls. However, although Isley loved the tune, he didn't think it was quite right for his voice, so Carlos then declared that his wife should sing it -- much to her surprise.

Cindy reluctantly agreed to take on the lead vocals, but admits she was nervous about singing in front of Isley, whom she considers "one of the greatest singers ever."

In order to feel comfortable laying down the vocals, Cindy reveals, "I said…'Ronnie, you can't look at me. I don't want you looking at me when I do it,' because singing in front of that guy is very intimidating. And it just kind of blossomed from there."

Power of Peace also features covers of 12 tunes previously recorded by such artists as Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, The Chambers Brothers, Billie Holiday, Curtis Mayfield, Muddy Waters and Jackie DeShannon. The songs were chosen to reflect a positive, peaceful message.

"The theme is spiritual divine medicine to counter the fever pitch fear that's permeating this planet right now," Carlos explains about the album.

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Xavier VilaAdam Lambert has been singing with British rock legends Queen on and off since 2011, and they've done a number of tours together.  But as Queen Adam Lambert kick off a new tour tonight in Phoenix, Arizona, Adam admits he still can't believe he's now the frontman of the same band whose song he belted out at his American Idol audition.

"I do have my 'pinch me' moments, yeah," he tells ABC Radio. "Like, I'll finish a song...and I'll kind of think, 'Is this my life? This is so surreal!'"

Adam says he still considers it "such an honor" that he gets to "sing these songs that Freddie" -- Queen's late, iconic frontman Freddie Mercury -- "made famous and to keep his memory alive and honor him."

"It's such a treat," he adds.

So how will this summer's tour differ from previous Queen Adam Lambert shows?  "We're gonna bring back all the hits we've been doing for the past four years together, and we're gonna kind of work up some stuff that we have not done together before," Adam tells ABC Radio.

In addition, he says, "We've changed the entire production design. We've added a lot of bells and whistles, a lot of storytelling elements and videography. And it's gonna be a much higher production level."

So after spending all this time with his musical idols, what's Adam's favorite thing about working with them?

"They are so generous and so humble," he gushes. "They're completely collaborative...I always tell them, 'You guys don't have to be collaborative. You could tell me exactly what to do and I'd be cool with it.' But it's always been like a team effort, which has been really great.

"And they have great stories," he adds. "Great stories." 

Here are all of the dates for Queen Adam Lambert's North American summer tour:

6/23 -- Phoenix, AZ, Gila River Arena
6/24 -- Las Vegas, NV, T-Mobile Arena
6/26 -- Los Angeles, CA, Hollywood Bowl
6/27 -- Los Angeles, CA, Hollywood Bowl
6/29 -- San Jose, CA, SAP Center
7/1 -- Seattle, WA, Key Arena
7/2 -- Vancouver, BC, Canada, Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena
7/4 -- Edmonton, AB, Canada, Rogers Place
7/6 -- Denver, CO, Pepsi Center Arena
7/8 -- Omaha, NE, CenturyLink Center
7/9 -- Kansas City, MO, Sprint Center
7/13 -- Chicago, IL, United Center
7/14 -- St. Paul, MN, Xcel Energy Center
7/17 -- Montreal, QC, Canada, Bell Centre
7/18 -- Toronto, ON, Canada, Air Canada Centre
7/20 -- Auburn Hills, MI, The Palace of Auburn Hills
7/21 -- Cleveland, OH, Quicken Loans Arena
7/23 -- Uncasville, CT, Mohegan Sun Arena
7/25 -- Boston, MA, TD Garden
7/26 -- Newark, NJ, Prudential Center
7/28 -- New York, NY, Barclays Center
7/30 -- Philadelphia, PA, Wells Fargo Center
7/31 -- Washington, D.C., Verizon Center
8/2 -- Nashville, TN, Bridgestone Arena
8/4 -- Dallas, TX, American Airlines Center
8/5 -- Houston, TX, Toyota Center

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Adam Lambert has been singing with British rock legends Queen on and off since 2011, and they've done a number of tours together.  But as Queen Adam Lambert kick off a new tour tonight in Phoenix, Arizona, Adam admits he still can't believe he's now the frontman of the same band whose song he belted out at his American Idol audition.

"I do have my 'pinch me' moments, yeah," he tells ABC Radio. "Like, I'll finish a song...and I'll kind of think, 'Is this my life? This is so surreal!'"

Adam says he still considers it "such an honor" that he gets to "sing these songs that Freddie" -- Queen's late, iconic frontman Freddie Mercury -- "made famous and to keep his memory alive and honor him."

"It's such a treat," he adds.

So how will this summer's tour differ from previous Queen Adam Lambert shows?  "We're gonna bring back all the hits we've been doing for the past four years together, and we're gonna kind of work up some stuff that we have not done together before," Adam tells ABC Radio.

In addition, he says, "We've changed the entire production design. We've added a lot of bells and whistles, a lot of storytelling elements and videography. And it's gonna be a much higher production level."

So after spending all this time with his musical idols, what's Adam's favorite thing about working with them?

"They are so generous and so humble," he gushes. "They're completely collaborative...I always tell them, 'You guys don't have to be collaborative. You could tell me exactly what to do and I'd be cool with it.' But it's always been like a team effort, which has been really great.

"And they have great stories," he adds. "Great stories."

Here are all of the dates for Queen Adam Lambert's North American summer tour:

6/23 -- Phoenix, AZ, Gila River Arena
6/24 -- Las Vegas, NV, T-Mobile Arena
6/26 -- Los Angeles, CA, Hollywood Bowl
6/27 -- Los Angeles, CA, Hollywood Bowl
6/29 -- San Jose, CA, SAP Center
7/1 -- Seattle, WA, Key Arena
7/2 -- Vancouver, BC, Canada, Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena
7/4 -- Edmonton, AB, Canada, Rogers Place
7/6 -- Denver, CO, Pepsi Center Arena
7/8 -- Omaha, NE, CenturyLink Center
7/9 -- Kansas City, MO, Sprint Center
7/13 -- Chicago, IL, United Center
7/14 -- St. Paul, MN, Xcel Energy Center
7/17 -- Montreal, QC, Canada, Bell Centre
7/18 -- Toronto, ON, Canada, Air Canada Centre
7/20 -- Auburn Hills, MI, The Palace of Auburn Hills
7/21 -- Cleveland, OH, Quicken Loans Arena
7/23 -- Uncasville, CT, Mohegan Sun Arena
7/25 -- Boston, MA, TD Garden
7/26 -- Newark, NJ, Prudential Center
7/28 -- New York, NY, Barclays Center
7/30 -- Philadelphia, PA, Wells Fargo Center
7/31 -- Washington, D.C., Verizon Center
8/2 -- Nashville, TN, Bridgestone Arena
8/4 -- Dallas, TX, American Airlines Center
8/5 -- Houston, TX, Toyota Center

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Credit: Alexander ThompsonDebbie Harry and her band Blondie have launched a new campaign called BEE Connected, designed to raise awareness about the decline in the global population of bees, as well as the insects' importance in the food chain and Earth's ecosystems.

The initiative ties in with Blondie's new studio album, Pollinator, and debuted in conjunction with the 10th annual National Pollinator Week, which kicked off Monday, June 19.

The BEE Connected campaign has partnered with a number of environmental organizations, including Pollinator Partnership, Friends of the Earth and Greenpeace, which are dedicated to the preservation and health of bee populations via education and consumer and political initiatives.

"Basically, my motives for supporting pollinators is survival; survival of us all, survival of the human race," says Harry.

To raise money for the campaign, limited-edition "Pollinator/Save the Bees" T-shirts are being sold at Blondie.net/beeconnected. The website also features links to various organizations that support bee conservation.

Blondie is also offering a bee-inspired yellow-and-black filter fans can use on their social media sites to promote the BEE Connected campaign. You can download it now at Blondie.net/beesocial.

As previously reported, Blondie will support Pollinator by hitting the road with Garbage on a North American trek dubbed the Rage and Rapture Tour. The outing, which will feature X's John Doe and Exene Cervenka as the opening act, gets underway July 5 in Saratoga, California.

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Gilbert Carrasquillo/Getty ImagesTake heart, heavy-metal fans: you can now feel free to flash the popular "devil's horns" hand gesture without worrying if KISS bassist Gene Simmons will sue you.

The Rock & Roll Hall of Famer filed an application to officially trademark the hand gesture earlier this month, but he now has abandoned his attempt to register the trademark.

According to documents on the United States Patents and Trademarks website, Simmons submitted a request to abandon his application on Tuesday, and the office accepted his request the following day.

Simmons filed his trademark application on June 9, while maintaining that the gesture was first used "in commerce" on November 14, 1974, which coincides with the launch of KISS' Hotter than Hell tour. Gene also submitted a drawing of the gesture in question, which shows the index and pinky fingers up and the thumb perpendicular, as well as a photo that shows him making the "devil's horns" while standing next to Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl.

After news of Simmons' trademark application emerged, various people came forward to criticize Gene, including Motley Crue's Nikki Sixx and Wendy James Dio, widow of legendary metal vocalist Ronnie James Dio, who popularized a similar gesture.

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Artists for GrenfellThe star-studded version of Simon and Garfunkel's classic "Bridge over Troubled Water" organized by Simon Cowell to raise funds for those affected by the deadly Grenfell Tower fire in London last week was released Wednesday, and now you can watch the official video for the single on YouTube.

As previously reported, The Who's Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend are among the many artists that contributed to the track.  Both rock legends appear in the clip -- Daltrey is seen two minutes, 27 seconds into the video singing the line, "I will comfort you," while Townshend is shown strumming an acoustic guitar a few seconds later.

More than 50 stars lent their talents to the song, including are Queen guitarist Brian May, Nile Rodgers, Geri "Ginger Spice" Halliwell, Robbie Williams, Jessie J, Liam Payne and Louis Tomlinson of One Direction, Leona Lewis, James Blunt, Emeli Sande, and Rita Ora, although not all appear in the clip.

The video also features images of the burnt-out tower and sidewalk memorials to the people who lost their lives in the blaze.

The single can be purchased as a digital download at all the usual online music sellers, and also is available via major streaming services. In addition, you also can donate directly to the cause at ArtistsforGrenfell.com. All donations will be used by The London Community Foundation to help those in need.

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Credit: Nels IsraelsonAfter lining up an August 13 benefit show in Chicago for the Veterans for Peace organization, Jackson Browne has scheduled a new charity gig three days earlier in Detroit.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer's August 10 concert at the historic Redford Theatre will raise money to support the venue, as well as a community redevelopment initiative to create a district in the city focused on the arts and entertainment.

Tickets for the show will go on sale to the general public this Friday, June 23, at 10 a.m. ET via Ticketmaster.com and at the theater's box office.

Net proceeds from the event will go toward the venue, the Old Redford Re-Development Group and Echopark Guitars, which are all part of the redevelopment project. Browne's involvement stems from his friendship with custom-guitar maker Gabriel Currie, owner of Echopark Guitars, who is moving his factory from Los Angeles to Detroit.

"Gabriel…told me about the renovation of the Redford Theatre. At the heart of this project is a strong belief in community, and the power of art to motivate and inspire," explains Jackson. "Let us have live music, and theater, and dance! And let us engage youth on the highest possible level."

Check out Browne's full tour itinerary at JacksonBrowne.com.

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Paul Morigi/Getty ImagesU2 will be performing at this year's 13th annual MusiCares MAP Fund benefit concert, at which the band's bass player, Adam Clayton, is being honored.

While we already knew Clayton would be receiving the Stevie Ray Vaughan Award at the event, in recognition of his support of the MusiCares MAP Fund, as well as his general dedication to helping people with addiction issues. Now it's been announced that the whole band will show up to play a set at the fundraiser.

The show takes place at the 2,100-seat PlayStation Theater in New York on June 26.

It is a fundraiser, so tickets are pricey, with "VIP Living Room Sets" that seat 10 going for $15,000 and VIP floor seats selling for $1,500.  But there is upper balcony seating available at a more affordable $500, and balcony seating is available through AXS.com for $75 per person.

But it's all for a good cause. All proceeds raised by the event will go toward the MusiCares MAP Fund, which provides members of the music community with addiction recovery resources.

As previously reported, The Lumineers, who are opening for U2 on the band's Joshua Tree tour, also will perform.  Additional performers include soul singer Macy Gray, among others.

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DualtoneChuck Berry, who died in March at age 90, released his final studio album, Chuck, earlier this month. The rock 'n' roll pioneer's son Charles Berry Jr., who contributed some guitar work to the new record, reveals that his dad "heard everything" on the album and gave the project his OK prior to his death.

"He had final approval on everything," Berry Jr. tells ABC Radio, adding that even when his dad was ailing, he still was able to convey how he felt about a track through his reactions. "His toes [would be] tapping and he's keeping time to it, smile on his face," Berry Jr. recalls. "He didn't have to say a word to know, 'Oh yeah, he wants that on there.'"

The Chuck album features appearances from a select few guest musicians -- roots-rock singer Nathaniel Rateliff, Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello and acclaimed blues-rock guitarist Gary Clark Jr. Berry Jr. says it was his dad's label, Dualtone, that pushed to have some guest artists on the record, something his father initially wasn't interested in, although he eventually agreed under the condition that he had final say about what was included.

Morello and Rateliff both featured on the track "Big Boys." Berry Jr. says that Tom took Chuck's guitar part and "then interpreted what [he] did and put his own spin on it. And it [was] beautiful." Charles notes that Nathaniel "did an excellent job" with the vocal part he added to the track.

Clark Jr., meanwhile, lent his guitar talents to the album's lead track, "Wonderful Woman," which also features guitar work from three generations of Berrys -- Chuck, Charles Jr. and Chuck Berry III. "'Wonderful Woman' is just nonstop electric guitar heaven for anybody who likes to hear electric guitar," gushes Charles.

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Credit: Peter OuSteven Van Zandt has been named an Ambassador to Ronald McDonald House as part of a new partnership between the longtime E Street Band guitarist and the charity.

The honor was announced at the New York chapter of Ronald McDonald House's Heroes Volunteer Event, held on Tuesday in the Big Apple.  During the fundraiser, which benefits the charity's volunteer programs, Little Steven and Ronald McDonald House New York president and CEO Ruth Browne both signed a guitar.

In his new role, Van Zandt will promote Ronald McDonald House's charitable work, while serving as a mentor For children suffering from cancer who receive aid from the organization.  Ronald McDonald House provides free places to stay for families with children who are being treated at nearby hospitals and medical facilities.

In addition, Little Steven will organize and take part in a variety of musical-related events and activities this year for children being supported by Ronald McDonald House.

"I believe that being part of a band is special and that music can sometimes have healing powers," says Van Zandt. "Through my partnership with the House, I am hoping that I can share this power and love for music with the people that need it most."

Last month, Little Steven released his first new solo album in 18 years, Soulfire. He currently is on a European tour in support of the record with his backing band The Disciples of Soul.

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Credit: Norman Jean RoyJon Bon Jovi was presented with the National Association of Broadcasters Education Foundation's 2017 Service to America Leadership Award at the organization's Celebration of Service to America Awards gala, held Tuesday in Washington, D.C.

The New Jersey rocker received the prestigious honor for his efforts aiding homeless, hungry and poverty-stricken people, including his work as chairman of the Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation.

In accepting the award, Bon Jovi discussed his philosophy behind his charitable work.

"There is a misconception that homelessness is a choice. I have yet to meet a homeless person who strived to achieve that," the singer said. "We must all work together to remove the labels 'Us and Them.' Inspiration and hope mixed with a little perspiration can change a life forever."

A video message from President Barack Obama played during the event, congratulating Bon Jovi on his award.

"I wish I could be there with all of you to help honor someone who's become a great friend of mine, Jon Bon Jovi," Obama says in the clip. "When you meet Jon and [his wife] Dorothea and talk to them for a while, one thing you're struck by is how sincere they are about the idea that in this country success means more than just fame or fortune, success means having the ability to reach back and pull others up along with you."

Also during the gala, a video presentation narrated by Gayle King saluting Jon and profiling the JBJ Soul Foundation's various initiatives was screened. The short film features testimonials from New Jersey Senator Corey Booker, celebrity chef Mario Batali and others.

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MJ Kim/MPL Communications Ltd.As expected, Paul McCartney announced early this morning that he'll bring his One on One Tour to Australia and New Zealand this year. The five-date trek kicks off December 2 in Perth, Australia, and will wind down December 16 with a show in Auckland, New Zealand.

The outing will mark McCartney's first visit Down Under since his 1993 New World Tour. Sir Paul made the big announcement early Wednesday morning via a live Facebook video Q&A with Australian actor Tim Minchin.

If you register at PaulMcCartney.com, you'll be able to buy pre-sale tickets for the Australian and New Zealand concerts starting this Tuesday, June 27.

"We've been waiting to get back to Australia and New Zealand for years and now it's finally happening," says McCartney in a statement. "It is very exciting. I'm really looking forward to the concerts as we've always had such a brilliant time whenever we've been before so we know we are in for a treat. Can't wait to see you and all rock out together."

Here are all of Sir Paul's Down Under tour dates:

12/2 -- Perth, Australia, nib Stadium
12/5 -- Melbourne, Australia, AAMI Park
12/9 -- Brisbane, Australia, Suncorp Stadium
12/11 -- Sydney, Australia, Qudos Bank Arena
12/16 -- Auckland, New Zealand, Mt. Smart Stadium

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Artists for GrenfellTo raise funds for the relief effort following the deadly fire last week that destroyed Grenfell Tower in West London, Simon Cowell has gathered together more than 50 artists, including The Who's Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend and Queen's Brian May, to record a version of Simon and Garfunkel's classic "Bridge Over Troubled Water."

The single, recorded at a studio just half a mile from the building, is out now. You can buy it at the usual digital outlets, and also donate directly at ArtistsforGrenfell.com. All donations made at that website will be used by The London Community Foundation to help those in need.

Among the other artists who participated: Nile Rodgers, Geri "Ginger Spice" HalliwellRobbie Williams, Jessie J, Liam Payne and Louis Tomlinson of One Direction, Leona Lewis, James Blunt, Emeli Sande, James Arthur, Rita Ora, Dan Smith of Bastille, Nathan Sykes, Dua Lipa and many, many more. A choir of local residents also joined in.

Speaking to the British paper The Mirror, Cowell said, "I felt how everyone felt when they saw the news. I was angry, upset, thinking what the hell do you do?...Do you donate some money? And I was thinking, well maybe we could do a little more than that and that's how the record came about."

As for why he chose "Bridge Over Troubled Water,"  Cowell explained that he had just 12 hours to decide on a song, and that one had appropriate lyrics.

When you listen to the single, you may not be able to recognize the singers' voices, especially those who are huge in the U.K. but not that well-known in the U.S. Here's a rundown of who sings what:

Stormzy: Introductory rap
Robbie Williams: "When you're weary..."
James Blunt: "Feeling small..."
Rita Ora: "When tears are in…"
Craig David: "…your eyes..."
Dan Smith of Bastille: "I will dry them all."
Liam Payne: "I'm on your side..."
Emeli Sande: "When times get rough..."
Kelly Jones of Stereophonics: "And friends just can't be found..."
Paloma Faith: "Like a bridge over troubled water..."
Louis Tomlinson: "...I will lay me down."
Labrinth: "Like a bridge over troubled water..."
Jorja Smith: "...I will lay me down."
WSTERN: brief rap
Leona Lewis: "When you're down and out..."
Jessie J: "When you’re on the street..."
James Arthur: "When evening falls so hard..."
Roger Daltrey: "I will comfort you."
Ella Eyre: "I'll take your part..."
Anne Marie and Ella Henderson: "When darkness comes..."
Louisa Johnson: "And pain is all around."
All voices led by Robbie Williams: "Like a bridge over water..."
James Arthur ad-lib: "I will lay me down."
Choirs: "Like a bridge over troubled water..."
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Credit: Andrew MacphersonThis past January, Joe Walsh played a six-show engagement at the House of Blues Las Vegas.  Now the longtime Eagles guitarist plans to return to the Sin City venue for three more performances this fall. The newly announced dates are scheduled for September 27, 29 and 30.

Tickets for the shows go on sale to the general public this Friday, June 23, at 10 a.m. PT. Pre-sale tickets are available for Citi Card members now, while Walsh fan club members will be able to purchase tickets beginning this Wednesday, June 21, at 10 a.m. Visit JoeWalsh.com for more details.

Fans coming out to Walsh's Las Vegas concerts can expect to see the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and his touring band playing memorable songs from his solo career, as well as from The Eagles and his former group, The James Gang.

Prior to his Vegas engagement, Walsh will play with the Eagles at The Classic West and The Classic East events, respectively, on July 15 in Los Angeles and July 29 in New York City. Steely Dan and The Doobie Brothers also will perform at the festival.

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Paul Morigi/Getty ImagesIt's not every day you get a personal shout-out on stage from one of the world's greatest rock bands.  But these were special circumstances.

Bono offered good wishes to Louisiana Rep. Steve Scalise during U2's show Tuesday night in Landover, MD.  Scalise is recovering from being shot a week ago today in Alexandria, VA, while practicing for a congressional baseball game.

In video posted to Scalise's official Twitter, Bono tells the crowd: "You been through some troubling days here with the shooting in Alexandria.  We are so grateful that Congressman Scalise and his comrades made it through, so grateful. We hold him up as love holds us all up.”

The video's captioned, "Thanks Bono and @U2."

 

Thanks Bono & @U2. - #TeamScalise pic.twitter.com/7Eaaa0aeis

— Rep. Steve Scalise (@SteveScalise) June 21, 2017

 

Scalise, the House majority whip, was shot in the hip and suffered additional internal injuries.  At last word he was listed in serious condition, but on the mend after undergoing several surgeries.

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