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Live Nation/Interscope Records/ Maverick Madonna has released her new music video for new song "Crave," featuring Rae Sremmurd singer Swae Lee.

The video, which switches between black-and-white and color, begins with Madonna on a rooftop in New York City attaching a love note to a pigeon and letting it fly away.

"I am waiting for you. I have always been waiting for you. I'm attracted to danger, I crave it,” Madonna says in voice-over.

The carrier pigeon eventually finds its way to Swae Lee, who's hanging out with some pigeon coops on another rooftop. He unfurls the note and tacks it up on a wall with many other similar notes he's been collecting. In the end, the two unite on the rooftop and touch hands, creating a spark. Then we see two pigeons flying away.

"Crave" is the latest song off Madonna's Madame X album, due out June 14.

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Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagicRush frontman Geddy Lee says he has mixed feelings about his band's retirement that followed the end of its 40th anniversary tour in August 2015.

"I don't miss leaving [my family to go tour]," the 65-year-old Rock & Roll Hall of Famer tells the Toronto Sun. "But I miss those three hours on stage with my buddies. That, especially in the last 10 years of touring, was so much fun and so gratifying."

Lee says he sees Rush guitarist Alex Lifeson "quite a lot" and that he and Alex visit drummer Neal Peart "quite often," but with Peart insisting he's happily retired, Geddy doesn't "see the three of us ever really" recording or touring together again.

Having said that, Lee believes it's possible that he and Lifeson "would do something down the road," while pointing out that Alex currently is enjoying contributing to other artists' projects.

As for Lee, he is busy promoting his new coffee-table book, Geddy Lee's Big Beautiful Book of Bass. He kicks off a Canadian promotional tour with a signing appearance tonight at Bolen Books in Victoria, British Columbia. On Saturday afternoon, Geddy will take part in a Q&A and signing session at the National Music Centre in Calgary, Alberta, in advance of the official opening this Sunday of an exhibit of his bass guitars inspired by the book.

Meanwhile, Lee tells the Toronto Sun that he has been working on musical ideas at his home studio and expects to focus more on creating new songs by next spring after he wraps up promoting the book.

Here are all of Lee's scheduled Canadian appearances to promote his Big Beautiful Book of Bass:

5/22 -- Victoria, BC, Bolen Books (at 7 p.m.)*
5/23 -- Vancouver, BC, Chapters Metrotown (at 7 p.m.)*
5/25 -- Calgary, AB, National Music Centre (at 1 p.m.)
5/26 -- Edmonton, AB, Costco West Edmonton (at 2 p.m.)*
5/27 – Winnipeg, MB, Costco Winnipeg South (at 5 p.m.)*
5/28 -- Toronto, ON, Indigo Bay and Bloor (at 7 p.m.)*
5/29 -- Ottawa, ON, Dominion-Chalmers (at 7 p.m.)
6/1 -- Richmond Hill, ON, CosmoFest (at 2:30 p.m.)*
6/3 -- Oakville, ON, Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts (at 7 p.m.)
6/4 -- Montreal, QC, Rialto Theatre (at 7 p.m.)

*Signing.
Interview and signing.
Q&A, signing, bass exhibit VIP.

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Rhino Entertainment CompanyThe Woodstock soundtrack album features a famous photo of a young couple wrapped in a muddy quilt hugging each other at the historic 1969 festival. Now, the two lovebirds, Nick and Bobbi Ercoline, will return to Bethel, New York, in August to help celebrate its 50th anniversary.

According to The Journal News, the Ercolines were invited to take part in the planned "Anniversary Week" festivities hosted by the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, the venue now located at the site of the original Woodstock fest.

The anniversary celebration is scheduled for August 15 through August 18, and will include concerts by Ringo Starr and His All Starr Band on the 16th, Santana and The Doobie Brothers on the 17th and John Fogerty on the 18th.

"We're very honored to be invited," Bobbi Ercoline told The Journal News, while her husband Nick added, "It's a great honor…Just come up and say hello, get a picture and have fun."

Married since 1971, Nick and Bobbi were just dating when they attended Woodstock Music and Arts Fair for just one of the event's three days back in '69.

"It was all wonderful because we were 20 and in love," said Bobbi.

The photo featured on the Woodstock soundtrack was taken by Life magazine photographer Burk Uzzle. The Ercolines say that had no idea about the photo until a friend brought it to their attention after the album was released.

The couple are now retired grandparents who reside in the upstate New York town of Pine Bush, about 40 miles from Bethel.

Asked to reflect on being part of Woodstock history, Bobbi said, "I am just very grateful that it was an experience that I've been able to share with the man I've loved for 50 years."

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Credit: Kharen HillSheryl Crow released a posthumous duet with Johnny Cash last month. Now, she's releasing a collab with two living legends.

The next song off Crow's upcoming duets album Threads is "Live Wire," featuring Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees Bonnie Raitt and Mavis Staples, and it's coming this Friday.

Entertainment Weekly debuted an exclusive video of the three rehearsing the bluesy song live.

"Those two ladies may as well be sisters from a different mother," Sheryl tells EW. "First of all, they're very close and Mavis has inspired Bonnie in so many ways. And both those women have been a huge inspiration for me."

Threads, featuring 17 tracks, will be released later this summer. In addition to "Live Wire" and the Cash duet -- a reworking of Crow's 1996 song "Redemption Day" -- the album will feature collaborations with Don Henley, Stevie Nicks, Keith Richards and country stars Chris Stapleton and Maren Morris.

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Max Weinberg, longtime drummer for Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band, will receive an honorary Doctor of Music degree this Saturday, May 25, from Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania.

Weinberg says Lafayette was his first choice of a college to attend but he wasn't accepted for admission. However, in 1974, he wound up playing a sold-out concert with Springsteen on campus at the Allan P. Kirby Field House.

Weinberg will be presented his degree at the school's 184th Commencement, at 2:15 p.m. ET in Fisher Stadium, by the college's president, Alison Byerly.

Meanwhile, this Friday, May 24, the 68-year-old Rock & Roll Hall of Famer and his Max Weinberg's Jukebox side project will play a concert at Lafayette's Williams Center for the Arts. At the show, which starts at 8 p.m., the audience will help pick the songs Max and his four-piece band will play, chosen from a set of 300 tunes the group knows, including classics by The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and Springsteen.

Earlier that same day, The Morning Call reports, Weinberg will be at the Karl Stirner Arts Trail in Easton where he'll join the town's mayor and other local luminaries to take part in the dedication of a new musical playground. Max will play one of six chimes that make up The Musical Path, an art installation that allows visitors to create their own tunes. The event begins at 2:30 p.m. local time.

Max Weinberg's Jukebox currently has more than 20 concerts on its tour schedule, which is mapped out through a December 1 show in Key West, Florida.

Here are all of the group's shows, according to Weinberg's official website:

5/24 -- Easton, PA, Lafayette College
6/1 -- Colonia, NJ, 350th Anniversary of Woodbridge at Merrill Park Middlesex Turnpike
6/27 -- Asbury Park, NJ, The Stone Pony
6/29 -- Amagansett, NY, The Stephen Talkhouse
7/8 -- North Truro, MA, Payomet Performing Arts Center
7/10 -- Cape May, NJ, Cape May Convention Hall
7/11 -- New York, NY, Sony Hall
7/13 -- Washington, D.C., The Hamilton Live
7/14 -- Rocky Mount, VA, Harvester Performance Center
9/7 -- Valparaiso, IN, Valparaiso Popcorn Festival
10/2 -- Branson, MO, Dick Clark's American Bandstand Theater
10/5 -- Waterville, ME, Waterville Opera House
10/6 -- Boston, MA, City Winery
10/11 -- Park City, UT, Egyptian Theatre
10/12 -- Park City, UT, Egyptian Theatre
10/13 -- Park City, UT, Egyptian Theatre
10/25 -- Ottawa, ON, Canada, Meridian Theatres at Centerpointe
11/1 -- Schaumberg, IL, Al Larson Prairie Center for the Arts
11/21 -- Woodstock, NY, The Colony
11/22 -- Toms River, NJ, Grunin Center for the Arts
11/23 -- Stroudsburg, PA, Sherman Theater
12/1 -- Key West, FL, Key West Theater

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Credit: Nick McCabeCreedence Clearwater Revisited, the spinoff group led by founding Creedence Clearwater Revival drummer Doug "Cosmo" Clifford and bassist Stu Cook, recently announced plans to retire from the road after completing its next touring cycle.

Clifford tells ABC Radio that he and Cook, who both turned 74 last month, have multiple reasons for wanting to stop touring.

"Traveling on the road just takes a toll on your body and mind," Cosmo explains. "We both have grandchildren, and it's time to do something else also musically. And so, we've made the decision…[and] we're just sort of celebrating each night as we count down to the final show."

Creedence Revisited current trek is lined up through a September 28 concert in Yakima, Washington, but Clifford says it likely will extend into 2020.

"I think there's a short tour of New Zealand [and Australia] in January, so…we're gonna expand it into the following year," he says. "That'd be a great way to finish. We love it Down Under."

After the trek ends, Clifford admits, the band still is open to playing one-off gigs, "if there's something really special."

Clifford and Cook formed Creedence Clearwater Revisited in 1995, over 20 years after their old band broke up. Doug tells ABC Radio that the initial plan for the new group was to do it for five years, depending how fans responded to it.

"The public embraced us right off the bat," Clifford notes, "and here we are 25 years later, five times the five-year plan."

Doug says touring with Creedence Revisited has "been very enjoyable, but everything has its time to end." He adds, "[W]e've achieved what we planned to do…and kept the music out there in front of audiences."

Here are all of Creedence Revisited's confirmed upcoming tour dates:

6/13 -- Del Mar, CA, San Diego County Fair
6/14 -- Sahuarita, AZ, Desert Diamond Casino
6/15 -- Maricopa, AZ, Harrah's Phoenix Ak-Chin
6/20 -- Ridgefield, WA, Ilani Event Center
6/21 -- Snoqualmie, WA, Snoqualmie Casino
6/22 -- Canyonville, OR, Seven Feathers Hotel & Casino
6/27 -- Mayetta, KS, Prairie Band Casino & Resort - Great Lakes Ballroom
6/28 -- Mahnomen, MN, Shooting Star Casino - Showroom
7/18 -- Chicoutimi, QC, Canada, Festival Bieres du Monde de Saguenay
7/20 -- Sherbrooke, QC, Canada, Fete du Lac des Nations
7/26 -- Calgary, AB, Canada, Grey Eagle Event Center
7/27 -- Medicine Hat, AB, Canada, Medicine Hat Exhibition & Stampede
9/14 -- Frederick, MD, Great Frederick Fair
9/25 -- Solana Beach, CA, Belly Up
9/26 -- Bakersfield, CA, Kern County Fair
9/28 -- Yakima, WA, Central Washington State Fair

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RhinoA new box set featuring remastered versions of the six studio albums that James Taylor released on the Warner Bros. Records label during the 1970s will hit stores on July 19. The Complete Warner Bros. Albums: 1970-1976 will be available as a six-CD set, a six-LP heavyweight vinyl collection and digitally.

The albums featured in the box set are 1970's Sweet Baby James, 1971's Mud Slide Slim and the Blue Horizon, 1972's One Man Dog, 1974's Walking Man, 1975's Gorilla and 1976's In the Pocket. Remastering of the records has been overseen by Peter Asher, who has produced many of Taylor's albums.

Sweet Baby James was Taylor's second album, following his self-titled 1968 debut, and features the enduring title track and his classic song "Fire and Rain," which peaked at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100. One of the singer/songwriter's most successful records, Sweet Baby James reached #3 on the Billboard 200, and has gone on to sell more than 3 million copies in the U.S.

Mud Slide Slim and the Blue Horizon features Taylor's chart-topping rendition of Carole King's "You've Got a Friend." The album peaked at #2 on the Billboard 200, and has sold over 2 million copies in the U.S.

One Man Dog includes the #14 hit "Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight" and reached #4 on the Billboard 200.
Gorilla features Taylor's cover of the 1965 Marvin Gaye hit "How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved by You)," which peaked at #5 on the Hot 100.

In the Pocket includes "Shower the People," which reached #22 on the Hot 100, as well as "Don't Be Sad 'Cause Your Sun Is Down," a song co-written by and featuring Stevie Wonder.

Here are the full track lists of all albums in the box set:

Sweet Baby James (1970)
"Sweet Baby James"
"Lo and Behold"
"Sunny Skies"
"Steamroller
"Country Road"
"Oh, Susannah"
"Fire and Rain"
"Blossom"
"Anywhere Like Heaven"
"Oh Baby, Don't You Loose Your Lip on Me"
"Suite for 20 G"

Mud Slide Slim and the Blue Horizon (1971)
"Love Has Brought Me Around"
"You've Got a Friend"
"Places in My Past"
"Riding on a Railroad"
"Soldiers"
"Mud Slide Slim"
"Hey Mister, That's Me Up on the Jukebox"
"You Can Close Your Eyes"
"Machine Gun Kelly"
"Long Ago and Far Away"
"Let Me Ride"
"Highway Song"
"Isn't It Nice to Be Home Again"

One Man Dog (1972)
"One Man Parade"
"Nobody but You"
"Chili Dog"
"Fool for You"
"Instrumental I"
"New Tune"
"Back on the Street Again"
"Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight"
"Woh, Don't You Know"
"One Morning in May"
"Instrumental II"
"Someone"
"Hymn"
"Fanfare"
"Little David"
"Mescalito"
"Dance"
"Jig"

Walking Man (1974)
"Walking Man"
"Rock 'n' Roll Is Music Now"
"Let It All Fall Down"
"Me and My Guitar"
"Daddy's Baby"
"Ain't No Song"
"Hello Old Friend"
"Migration"
"The Promised Land"
"Fading Away"

Gorilla (1975)
"Mexico"
"Music"
"How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved by You)"
"Wandering"
"Gorilla"
"You Make It Easy"
"I Was a Fool to Care"
"Lighthouse"
"Angry Blues"
"Love Songs"
"Sarah Maria"

In the Pocket (1976)
"Shower the People"
"A Junkie's Lament"
"Money Machine"
"Slow Burning Love"
"Everybody Has the Blues"
"Daddy's All Gone"
"Woman's Gotta Have It"
"Captain Jim's Drunken Dream"
"Don't Be Sad 'Cause Your Sun Is Down"
"Nothing Like a Hundred Miles"
"Family Man"
"Golden Moments"

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ABC/Photo courtesy of Bethel MuseumJohn Fogerty will appear in interview segments featured in a new episode of the ABC documentary series 1969 titled "Generation Woodstock," which airs tonight at 10 p.m. ET.

The program will focus on two historic 1969 events, the Woodstock Music & Arts Festival in upstate New York and the Stonewall Uprising, the riots staged in New York City's Greenwich Village by members of the local LGBTQ community, which took place in August and June, respectively.

In addition to Fogerty, whose old band Creedence Clearwater Revival was among the many acts that performed at Woodstock, festival organizers Michael Lang and Artie Kornfeld are interviewed on the show.

"Generation Woodstock" also will examine the cultural and political impact Woodstock and the Stonewall riots have had on the country and how their echoes reverberate within today's youth movements. A number of contemporary entertainers and activists are featured on the program sharing their reflections on the importance of the events.

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Credit: Frank MelfiRobert Plant and his backing group, The Sensational Space Shifters, have added a new festival performance to their upcoming North American tour. The founding Led Zeppelin singer and his current band will perform at the CityFolk festival, scheduled from September 12 through September 15 at Landsdowne Park in Ottawa, Canada.

According to CBC News, Plant and company will headline the festival's final day. Other artists on the bill include, Bush, Live, R&B singer Leon Bridges and acclaimed Americana artist Lucinda Williams.

Pre-sale tickets for the CityFolk fest will be available starting Thursday, May 23, at 10 a.m. local time.

Plant's tour, which will feature a mix of festival appearances and headlining concerts, begins with a September 13 appearance at Canada's Harvest Jazz & Blues Festival in Fredericton, New Brunswick, and runs through an October 3 show in Bend, Oregon. Alt-country singer/songwriter Lillie Mae will open most of the concerts.

Prior to the North American trek, Robert and his group will tour Scandinavia in June and July.

Here are all of Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters' confirmed North American concerts:

9/13 -- Fredericton, NB, Canada, Harvest Jazz & Blues Festival*
9/15 -- Ottawa, ON, Canada, CityFolk Festival - Lansdowne Park*
9/17 -- Philadelphia, PA, The Mann Center#
9/20 -- Indianapolis, IN, Outlaw Music Festival*
9/21 -- Louisville, KY, Bourbon & Beyond Festival*
9/23 -- Clear Lake, IA, Surf Ballroom
9/25 -- Moorhead, MN, Bluestem Center for the Arts Amphitheatre
9/27 -- Missoula, MT, KettleHouse Amphitheater
9/29 -- Spokane, WA, First Interstate Center for the Arts
10/1 -- Salt Lake City, UT, Eccles Theater
10/3 -- Bend, OR, Les Schwab Amphitheater

* = festival performance
# = co-headlining with Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats
= Lillie Mae opens.

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Matthew Jordan SmithIt was believed that the late Aretha Franklin did not leave a will, however three handwritten wills have been discovered in her home in Detroit.

The documents were submitted in probate court this week, according to the Detroit Free Press. Two were dated 2010, and a third was dated 2014. It has not been confirmed that The Queen of Soul actually wrote the wills. Her estate has submitted a petition to validate the documents and a hearing will be held on June 12.

In the papers, Aretha apparently wrote that her assets were to be "evenly distributed" among three of her sons, Edward, Teddy and Kecalf. She added special provisions for her oldest son, Clarence, now 63.

She requested that her song copyrights and her percentage from the upcoming MGM biopic starring Jennifer Hudson be divided among her sons, as well as her gold records and awards.

They would also share property, including her piano, records and CDs with her grandchildren. Money from several bank accounts were to be "split evenly" among various family members, including nieces and a cousin.

The "Respect" singer also asked that her papers be donated to colleges or auctioned, and her gowns should be auctioned by Sotheby's or donated to the Smithsonian Institution.

Aretha Franklin passed away August 16, 2018, from pancreatic cancer at age 76.

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Jon Bon Jovi received an honorary Doctor of Music degree from the University of Pennsylvania on Monday.

The Asbury Park Press reports that the rocker was bestowed with the degree for not only his musical achievements, but his humanitarian endeavors as well -- such as his Soul Kitchen community restaurants in New Jersey. He took the podium as graduates launched into his song "Livin' on a Prayer."

"It's better to be a doctor than be in need of a doctor," Bon Jovi wrote on Instagram following the ceremony. "Thanks @uofpenn and congratulations to all the graduates."

Bon Jovi previously received an honorary Doctorate of Humanities from New Jersey's Monmouth University in 2001 and an honorary Doctor of Letters degree from Rutgers University in 2015.

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Dominik Bindl/Getty ImagesWhile celebrating her 73rd birthday Monday, Cher announced she’ll be releasing a new unisex fragrance called Eau de Couture.

“I’ve been working on my perfume for four years!!” she tweeted. “My ‘one’ criteria…’when I [heart] to wear it…I’ll be ready to share it.’ I wear it every day.”

The scent will be her first perfume in over 30 years. Her Uninhibited perfume was discontinued in 1987.

In a press release obtained by People, the new fragrance is described as featuring notes of “vanilla, bergamot, neroli, jasmine and vetiver.”

“This is a genderless scent. I made it for people who love perfume and want to smell good and for people who feel that it’s part of who they are,” Cher says in the press release.

She adds, “I like vanilla. It’s very touchy-feely. It makes you want to hold yourself.”

The perfume is being released in collaboration with e-commerce platform ScentBeauty and will reportedly become available in late fall 2019.

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Credit: Neil ZlowzowerZZ Top is joining the ranks of rock artists whose songs have been used as the inspiration for a jukebox musical. A stage production titled Sharp Dressed Man currently is in development and it's expected to open next year in Las Vegas.

The show is described as "an outrageous, bawdy musical romp" that tells the story of an auto mechanic from Texas "who becomes a modern-day Robin Hood, stealing hearts -- and car parts -- with the help of his merry band of beer drinkers and hell raisers."

Among the classic ZZ Top tunes that will be featured in the musical are "Legs," "La Grange," "Gimme All Your Lovin'" and "Cheap Sunglasses."

ZZ Top's members -- singer/guitarist Billy Gibbons, bassist Dusty Hill and drummer Frank Beard -- are serving as executive producers on the project, which is being developed by the Caesars Entertainment production team headed by Michael Gruber and Jason Gastwirth. The band's longtime manager, Carl Stubner, also is among the musical's producers.

"We're excited about this fantastic project and look forward to hearing our music in a new innovative context," says Gibbons. "Fans have often told us that we've provided the soundtrack to their lives, and this is very much in line with that kind of enthusiastic thinking."

Sharp Dressed Man's book is being written by Robert Cary and Jonathan Tolins, the duo that also penned the teleplays for the Grease Live! and A Christmas Story Live! musical TV specials. In addition, Cary co-wrote the Broadway shows Summer: The Donna Summer Musical and Flashdance The Musical.

As previously reported, ZZ Top is celebrating its 50th anniversary with a major tour that will visit Europe next month and July, followed by a lengthy U.S. leg that currently is mapped out from mid-August to late October.

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Sting and Daryl Hall & John Oates are among the many stars that will be featured on the fifth annual Red Nose Day Special, which will air Thursday, May 23, at 8 p.m. ET/PT on NBC.

The former Police frontman has been added to the show's lineup of performers, while the famous pop duo will appear in a video reimagining of their hit "You Make My Dreams" that also will feature celebrities including Julia Roberts, Gloria Estefan, Reba McEntire, Howie Mandel, Saoirse Ronan, Ben Stiller, Savannah Guthrie, Jane Levy, Jamie Oliver, Kal Penn, Mary Steenburgen and Chrissy Teigen

Josh Groban and John Legend also have joined the list of artists performing on show, along with the previously announced Kelly Clarkson and Blake Shelton. In addition to music performances, the Red Nose Day Special also will feature comedy sketches and short films.

Other celebrities participating in the special include Saturday Night Live stars Michael Che, Colin Jost and Kate McKinnon.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine star Terry Crews will host the show.

Sting's appearance on the special takes place a day before the release of his new studio album, My Songs, which features reworked versions of tunes he wrote for The Police and from his solo career.

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Paul Rodgers will be presented with a special honor for his career achievements at the seventh annual CV Music Awards, held Sunday, June 2, at Hotel Zoso in Palm Springs, California.

The Bad Company and former Free singer will be on hand to receive the event's first ICON Award, an honor created for him. In addition, the rock legend and his wife will donate $5 for every ticket sold to the ceremony to three humane animal charities they support -- the Living Free Animal Sanctuary, the Loving All Animals organization, and Coachella Valley Horse Rescue.

Paul will also provide special swag bags for VIP ticket holders featuring some of his DVD and CD releases.

Awards in 44 categories will be handed out at the 2019 CV Music Awards, which salutes musicians from California's Coachella Valley. Tickets are available via TicketSauce.com.

Rogers has about a dozen confirmed 2019 U.S. concerts, including several dates opening for Lynyrd Skynyrd and a couple of shows featuring Foghat as a support act.

Here are the dates, according to PaulRodgers.com and LynyrdSkynyrd.com:

5/24 -- Scottsdale, AZ, Talking Stick Resort
7/19 -- Hammond, IL, Festival of the Lakes -- Wolf Lake Park
7/26 -- Ridgefield, WA, Sunlight Supply Amphitheater*
7/27 -- Auburn, WA, White River Amphitheatre*
8/2 -- Columbus, OH, Ohio State Fair
8/3 -- Kettering, OH, Fraze Pavilion
8/10 -- Springfield, IL, Illinois State Fair
8/16 -- Las Vegas, NV, T-Mobile Arena*
8/20 -- Lewiston, NY, Artpark Amphitheater
8/24 -- Lynn, MA, Lynn Auditorium
9/20 -- West Valley City, UT, USANA Amphitheater*
9/21 -- Denver, CO, Fiddler's Green*

* = opening for Lynyrd Skynyrd.
= Foghat opens.

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ABC Radio; Walter McBride/WireImageEx-Eagles guitarist Don Felder, members of The Go-Go's and The Rascals' Felix Cavaliere are among the artists scheduled to perform at the 11th annual "We Write the Songs" event, which is being held Tuesday, May 21, in Washington, D.C., at the Library of Congress' Coolidge Auditorium.

The invite-only gathering is presented jointly by The ASCAP Foundation and the Library of Congress, and it celebrates the annual gift that the Foundation -- a division of the performers-rights organization ASCAP -- presents to the Library of Congress.  The gift includes manuscripts, lyric sheets, letters and photos from some of the country's most respected songwriters.

Besides Felder, Cavaliere and Go-Go's guitarists Jane Wiedlin and Charlotte Caffey, the list of performers include veteran pop/R&B songwriter Andrea Martin and This Is Us soundtrack composer Siddhartha Khosla. The event will be co-hosted by ASCAP Foundation president and legendary songwriter Paul Williams.

The "We Write the Songs" event is held a day before ASCAP's annual "Stand with Songwriters" Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill.  Many of the performers who take part in the event will meet with lawmakers to discuss issues facing songwriters in the age of digital music.

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Fans will now have even more chances to see Madonna on tour this year.

The Queen of Pop has confirmed new North American dates for her Madame X tour. She'll be playing three shows at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, three shows at the Boch Center Wang Theatre in Boston, three shows at The Met in Philadelphia and five shows at The Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater.

Due to high demand, Madonna has also added even more dates in New York, Chicago and Los Angeles.

Ticket requests can be submitted through the Madonna.LiveNation.com portal now through Friday, May 24 at 12:00 noon ET. Every ticket purchased includes a CD of Madonna's new release, Madame X, in stores June 14.

The North American tour will start September 12 at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in New York.

Here are the new dates:

Brooklyn, NY -- 10/2, 10/3, 10/5, 10/6, 10/7

Chicago, IL -- 10/23, 10/24

Los Angeles -- 11/19, 11/20

Las Vegas, NV -- 11/7, 11/9, 11/10

Boston, MA -- 11/30, 12/1, 12/2

Philadelphia, PA -- 12/7, 12/8, 12/11

Miami, FL -- 12/14, 12/15, 12/17, 12/18, 12/19

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Kevin Winter/Getty ImagesWhitney Houston's legacy will live on in the hearts of her fans, friends, family---and now a posthumous album as well as a hologram tour, The New York Times reports. 

Speaking with Pat Houston, the vocal powerhouse's sister-in-law and former manager, the outlet has learned that Houston's estate is developing an extensive list of projects intended to revamp the late singer's mega-celebrity brand. 

“Everything is about timing for me. It’s been quite emotional for the past seven years. But now it’s about being strategic," Houston told the Times. 

According to Houston, who also serves as the executor of Whitney's estate, a hologram tour has "taken precedence over everything." Any prospective live dates would feature the Grammy-winning singer's original band and backup singers. 

Additional ventures will reportedly include a Broadway musical as well as a posthumous album of unreleased tracks from Whitney's 1985 self-titled debut.

The new focus on the singer's re-branding follows a $14 million deal her estate signed with the music and marketing company Primary Wave Music Publishing. The deal reportedly entitles the company to 50% of the late star's assets.

Before she passed, there was so much negativity around the name; it wasn’t about the music anymore,” Houston said.

“People had forgotten how great she was. They let all the personal things about her life outweigh why they fell in love with her in the first place.”

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Steve Jennings/Getty ImagesLindsey Buckingham recently gave his first public performance since undergoing open-heart surgery earlier this year. The former Fleetwood Mac guitarist's wife, Kristen, posted video clips on her Instagram page showing Lindsey playing guitar as their daughter Leelee and her high-school chorale group sang his old band's song "Landslide."

On her Twitter feed this past Saturday, Kristen posted a message that reads, "Last night was epic. First time I've seen Lindsey play in the last 4 mos, all the while Leelee ending her high school career. AND she sings a little Landslide with her dad. I cried, I'll admit it. Never know what's ahead so enjoy the moment..."

In the video, Leelee gives a high-five to her dad at the end of the performance.

Kristen reported on February 8 that her husband had undergone an emergency heart operation the previous week, and that his vocal cords had been damaged during the procedure. She added that they didn't know whether the damage would be permanent.

Lindsey's wife shared an update on his condition in a February 23 tweet, saying, "Considering the massively invasive surgery, he is doing really well. Each day things get a little easier, but it is a slow process and sometimes a frustrating one."

Buckingham was fired from Fleetwood Mac last year after an apparent conflict with Stevie Nicks, and shortly before the band announced plans for a new world tour. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers guitarist Mike Campbell and Crowded House frontman Neil Finn were brought in to replace Lindsey.

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Former Yes keyboardist Rick Wakeman, who played on many of the band's most famous recordings, will mount his first North American solo trek in 13 years this fall.

Wakeman's The Grumpy Old Rock Star Tour currently features 14 confirmed dates, and is mapped out from a September 21 show in Annapolis, Maryland, through an October 13 concert in Ridgefield, Connecticut. The outing eventually will visit a total of 25 cities and will be extended into November.

The shows will feature the Rock & Roll Hall of Famer, who turned 70 on Saturday, playing solo piano versions of Yes classics, material from his solo albums, and well-known songs by other artists to which he contributed, including some early David Bowie hits. Rick also will present his arrangements of a few Beatles tunes at the concerts. Interspersed with the performances, Wakeman will entertain audiences with his trademark bawdy jokes and humorous anecdotes.

Prior to the North American trek, Rick will play a series of solo shows in the U.K. He's also scheduled a pair of special orchestral performances of his 1974 album Journey to the Centre of the Earth on July 13 and 14 at London's Royal Festival Hall. These concerts will be the final U.K. performances of the album, and also will serve as a celebration of Wakeman's 70th birthday.

Tickets for Wakeman's North American shows are on sale now. Visit RWCC.com for more details.

Here are all of Wakeman's confirmed U.S. and Canadian tour dates:

9/21 -- Annapolis, MD, Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts
9/22 -- Derry, NH, Tupelo Music Hall
9/23 -- Boston, MA, The Wilbur
9/24 -- Huntington, NY, The Paramount
9/25 -- Alexandria, VA, The Birchmere
9/27 -- Quebec City, QC, Canada, Palais Montcalm
9/28 -- Montreal, QC, Canada, Olympia Theatre
9/29 -- Toronto, ON, Canada, Danforth Music Hall
10/2 -- Harrisburg, PA, Whitaker Center
10/4 -- St. Charles, IL, Arcada Theatre
10/8 -- Allentown, PA, Miller Symphony Hall
10/10 -- Englewood, NJ, Bergen Performing Arts Center
10/11 -- Collingswood, NJ, Scottish Rite Auditorium
10/13 -- Ridgefield, CT, Ridgefield Playhouse

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