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Daily lineups announced for Sammy Hagar's second annual High Tide Beach Party & Car Show

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Elton John throwing star-studded charity bash in the south of France, starring Chris Martin

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

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

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

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

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

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Richie Furay lines up joint fall shows with Dave Mason; schedules Facebook Live event

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

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

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

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

Here are all of Furay's upcoming concerts:

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

* = with Dave Mason.

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Shows featuring Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen nominated for multiple Emmy Awards

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Programs featuring two music legends, Paul McCartney and Bruce Springsteen, have nabbed multiple nominations for the 71st Emmy Awards, which will air live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, September 22, at 8 p.m. ET on FOX.

The CBS special Carpool Karaoke: When Corden Met McCartney Live from Liverpool, which featured the former Beatles legend and Late Late Show host James Corden visiting Sir Paul's hometown, is nominated for five honors, including a nod in the Outstanding Variety Special (Pre-Recorded) category.

The show also received nominations for directing, writing, sound mixing and picture editing of a variety program.

The Boss' Netflix concert special Springsteen on Broadway, which captured Bruce performing his popular Broadway stage show of the same name, received two nominations. Like McCartney's Carpool Karaoke special, the program scored nods for Outstanding Variety Special (Pre-Recorded) and Outstanding Directing for a Variety Special.

Meanwhile, CBS' Aretha Franklin tribute special Aretha! A Grammy Celebration for the Queen Of Soul also nabbed a pair of nominations, for Outstanding Music Direction and Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Variety Series or Special.

The show receiving the highest number of Emmy nominations overall was HBO's Game of Thrones, which scored a record 32, the most for any program in a single season.

You can check out the full list of Emmy nominees at Emmys.com.

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George Michael's life and music inspires new touring show

ICM PartnersHe may no longer be with us, but George Michael and his contributions to music will be celebrated with a new touring production.

The production will be called The Life and Music of George Michael, and will launch in North America and internationally between 2020 and 2021.  In a statement, one of the agents representing the show says that they "anticipate a huge response to what will be a high-class and robust production celebrating this iconic artist."

No details are available so far about this particular show, but the same team produced a similar show called The Simon and Garfunkel Story, which toured North America last year.  That production uses state-of-the-art video projection, original film footage and a live band to recreate all the duo's hits; there are also two singers onstage playing Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel.

The Michael show will feature songs from George's solo career, as well as his hits with Wham! -- including "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go," "Freedom," "Faith," "Careless Whisper" and more.  A promotional poster says it will "capture the performance and sound of one of the biggest international stars of our time."

George Michael died on Christmas Day 2016. He was 53.

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The Doobie Brothers add more fall headlining concerts to their busy 2019 tour schedule

Credit: Mark WeissThe Doobie Brothers, who are currently supporting Santana on its Supernatural Now summer tour of North America, continue to expand their U.S. fall headlining trek. The veteran rockers have added six new shows to their itinerary in September and November, in between previously announced concerts.

The new shows are scheduled for September 15 in Las Vegas; September 18 in Bakersfield, California; September 24 in San Antonio; September 25 in Corpus Christi, Texas; September 27 in Thackerville, Oklahoma; and November 9 in Lake Charles, Louisiana. Tickets for the concerts go on sale to the general public this Friday, July 19, via Ticketmaster.com.

Last week, The Doobies announced plans for a special hometown concert in San Francisco on September 12, where they'll play two of their early albums in their entirety: 1972's Toulouse Street and 1973's The Captain and Me.

The group's tour with Santana resumes August 3 in St. Paul, Minnesota, and is plotted out through an August 25 show in Wantagh, New York.

The Doobie Brothers' headlining dates currently run from a September 11 performance in Livermore, California, through a November 16 concert in Savannah, Georgia.

As previously reported, The Doobie Brothers recently released a live album and home video called Live from the Beacon Theatre, which features performances from two November 2018 concerts in New York City at which the band played Toulouse Street and The Captain and Me in their entirety. Live from the Beacon Theatre is available a two-CD set, a two-CD/DVD package, a Blu-ray and digitally.

Here are all of The Doobie Brothers' upcoming shows, according to the band's official website:

8/3 -- St. Paul, MN, Xcel Energy Center*
8/4 -- Tinley Park, IL, Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre - Chicago*
8/6 -- Toronto, ON, Canada, Budweiser Stage*
8/7 -- Cuyahoga Falls, OH, Blossom Music Center*
8/9 -- Noblesville, IN, Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center*
8/10 -- Cincinnati, OH, Riverbend Music Center*
8/11 -- Clarkston, MI, DTE Energy Music Theatre*
8/13 -- Charlotte, NC, PNC Music Pavilion*
8/14 -- Bristow, VA, Jiffy Lube Live*
8/16 -- Moon, PA, UPMC Events Center
8/17 -- Bethel, NY, Bethel Woods Center for the Arts*
8/18 -- Holmdel, NJ, PNC Bank Arts Center*
8/20 -- Mansfield, MA, Xfinity Center*
8/21 -- Hartford, CT, XFINITY Theatre*
8/23 -- Saratoga Springs, NY, Saratoga Performing Arts Center*
8/24 -- Camden, NJ, BB&T Pavilion*
8/25 -- Wantagh, NY, Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater*
9/11 -- Livermore, CA, Wente Vineyard
9/12 -- San Francisco, CA, The Masonic#
9/14 -- Indio, CA, Fantasy Springs Resort Casino
9/15 -- Las Vegas, NV, Pearl Concert Theater
9/17 -- San Diego, CA, Humphreys Concerts by the Bay
9/18 -- Bakersfield, CA, Spectrum Amphitheater
9/21 -- Sahuarita, AZ, Desert Diamond Casino
9/22 -- El Paso, TX, Plaza Theatre PAC
9/24 -- San Antonio, TX, Majestic Theatre
9/25 -- Corpus Christi, TX, Selena Auditorium
9/27 -- Thackerville, OK, WinStar Casino
9/28 -- Dodge City, KS, United Wireless Arena
10/1 -- Omaha, NE, Orpheum Theatre
10/2 -- Brookings, SD, Swiftel Center
10/3 -- Fargo, ND, Civic Memorial Auditorium
11/9 -- Lake Charles, LA, Golden Nugget Casino
11/12 -- Atlanta, GA, Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center
11/13 -- St. Augustine, FL, St. Augustine Amphitheatre
11/15 -- St. Petersburg, FL, Mahaffey Theater
11/16 -- Savannah, GA, Johnny Mercer Theater - Savannah Civic Center

* = opening for Santana
= newly announced headlining show
# = special show featuring full performances of the Toulouse Street and The Captain and Me albums.

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Tom Petty keyboardist Benmont Tench playing four solo shows in California this week

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This past March, founding Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers keyboardist Benmont Tench played a handful of solo shows in the New York City area.  Now the Rock & Roll Hall of Famer is set to perform a series of intimate concerts this week in Northern California.

Tench has a run of four dates, scheduled for Wednesday in San Rafael, Thursday in San Francisco, Friday in Big Sur, and Sunday in Santa Cruz.

Tickets for the concerts are available now via FolkYeah.com.

Benmont also will perform at the 2019 Newport Folk Festival on Friday, July 26 at Fort Adams State Park in Newport, Rhode Island. The fest runs from the 26th through Sunday, July 28.

Tench also made an appearance at Ringo Starr's "Peace and Love" 79th birthday gathering on Sunday, July 7, in front of the Capitol Records Tower in Los Angeles. Other celebs who joined the former Beatles drummer at the celebration included Edgar Winter, Nils Lofgren, Jim Keltner, Don Was, actor Ed Begley Jr., comic Richard Lewis, and film directors David Lynch and Peter Jackson.

Here are all of Tench's upcoming performances:

7/17 -- San Rafael, CA, Terrapin Crossroads
7/18 -- San Francisco, CA, The Chapel
7/19 -- Big Sur, CA, Henry Miller Library
7/21 -- Santa Cruz, CA, Kuumbwa Jazz Center
7/26 -- Newport, RI, Newport Folk Festival -- Fort Adams State Park

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ELP/Asia drummer Carl Palmer says he's "got a lot to offer" musicians who attend his Prog-Rock Camp

Credit: Mike InnsEmerson, Lake & Palmer and Asia drummer Carl Palmer is hosting his own instructional camp this fall for progressive rock musicians, and he excited about sharing his "54 years' worth" of experience.

The three-day event, Carl Palmer's Prog-Rock Camp, takes place November 8-10 at Philadelphia's 2300 Arena. It features workshops and classes from various musicians, as well as performances, Q&As, jam sessions and other activities designed to thrill prog-rock fans.

Palmer tells ABC Radio that while he's done drum clinics in the past, he's "never condensed it all into one sort of package."

He notes that the camp "is really just dealing with what happened to me, the music that I've made successful, and the adventure that I've had from the age of 15, when I turned professional, right up to today, which is, basically, 54 years' worth. So I've got a lot to offer, and I just want to spread it out."

The 69-year-old rocker will be giving a master class, while other musicians who will be conducting workshops include ex-Guns N' Roses guitarist and current Asia frontman Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal, former Dream Theater keyboardist Derek Sherinian, and the two members of Carl's current band Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy.

Other camp highlights include a screening of a previously unseen 1997 ELP concert film recorded in Chile, and a full-length ELP Legacy show, which will also be open to fans who aren't attending the camp.

Palmer says, "I want people to take something home and motivate them, move them forward, make them think about their life…and possibly even convert some people into thinking of music as a career."

Visit CarlPalmer.com to register for the camp and find out more details.

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"NOW That's What I Call Yacht Rock" compilation is sailing into record stores next month

Universal Music Group/Sony Music EntertainmentThe NOW That's What I Call Music folks have come up with the perfect soundtrack to listen to while you're out cruising on your boat this summer: a collection of Yacht Rock classics.

For those who aren't aware, "Yacht Rock" is a term for a brand of smooth soft rock, usually from the 1970s and early '80s, which often features elements of smooth jazz, R&B and soul. Toto, Kenny Loggins and Michael McDonald are some of the genre's biggest acts.

The term, coined in 2005 in a humorous online video series of the same name, was originally somewhat derogatory, but it's now been embraced by music fans and artists like.

NOW That's What I Call Yacht Rock includes such hits as Toto's "Africa," Loggins' "This Is It," Looking Glass' "Brandy (You're a Fine Girl)," Rupert Holmes' "Escape (The Pina Colada Song)," Peter Frampton's classic live version of "Baby I Love Your Way," and Dan Fogelberg's love ballad "Longer," as well as tunes by Little River Band, 10cc, Poco, Ace, Player, Dave Mason, Pablo Cruise and more.

The album will be released August 2 on CD, LP and digitally.

Here's the full NOW That's What I Call Yacht Rock track list:

Chuck Mangione, "Feels So Good"
Toto, "Africa"
Kenny Loggins, "This Is It"
Little River Band, "Cool Change"
Peter Frampton, "Baby I Love Your Way" (Live)  
Player, "Baby Come Back"
Looking Glass, "Brandy (You're a Fine Girl)"
Rupert Holmes, "Escape (The Pina Colada Song)"
Bobby Caldwell, "What You Won't Do for Love"
Climax Blues Band, "Couldn't Get It Right"
Ace, "How Long"
Gino Vannelli, "I Just Wanna Stop"
Dave Mason, "We Just Disagree"
Poco, "Crazy Love"
The Ozark Mountain Daredevils, "Jackie Blue"
Pablo Cruise, "Love Will Find a Way"
10cc, "I'm Not In Love"
Dan Fogelberg, "Longer"

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Reeling In the Gear: Late Steely Dan member Walter Becker's property to be auctioned in October

Daniel Knighton/Getty ImagesWhen Steely Dan guitarist, bassist and songwriter Walter Becker died in 2017 at age 67, he left behind a bounty of great music, as well as plenty of classic guitars, recording equipment and memorabilia. Now, many of Becker's prized possessions will be sold off during a two-day auction scheduled for October 18-19 at The Standard Oil Building in Beverly Hills, California, and online.

Among the priciest items going on the block are a signature model Sadowsky guitar that Becker often played onstage, an early Excel model hand-built archtop guitar, and a rare Senorita S.6 model guitar that dates back to the 1930s. All three instruments are estimated to sell for between $10,000 and $15,000.

Among the other guitars being auctioned is a 1957 Fender Duo-Sonic electric guitar that Becker's shown playing in a photo featured in the liner notes to Steely Dan's 1977 album, Aja.

The auction also will feature hundreds of other items, including amplifiers, recording gear, effects pedals and much more.

Becker's collection will be displayed at The Standard Oil Building from Monday, from October 14 through Friday, October 18, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. PT daily. The exhibit will be free and open to the public.

The auction will be split into four sessions, scheduled for 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. PT on October 18 and 19. Online bidding will take place at JuliensLive.com.

"Walter Becker…took pleasure in experimenting musically to develop perfect sonic landscape that would best support his creative and musical intentions," says Julien's Auctions CEO/president Darren Julien.

"This extensive and wide-ranging collection reflects all of these characteristics -- and more -- that helped make Walter Becker one of the most talented and respected all-around musicians and sonic connoisseurs of his generation."

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Watch Neil Young and Bob Dylan sing together live for the first time in 25 years

Daryl Hannah; Matthew Baker/Getty ImagesOn Saturday, Paul McCartney reunited with Beatles band mate Ringo Starr for the first time in five years onstage in L.A.  On Sunday, across the Atlantic Ocean, two other rock legends hit the stage together for the first time in 25 years.

RollingStone.com reports that Neil Young joined Bob Dylan to perform the old traditional tune "Will the Circle Be Unbroken" during Dylan's set at the two legends' joint show Sunday at Nowlan Park in Kilkenny, Ireland. You can check out fan-shot video of the performance on YouTube.

According to RollingStone.com, the last time Young and Dylan did a live duet together was at an October 20, 1994, show Bob played at Roseland Ballroom in New York City. Bruce Springsteen also took part in that '94 performance.

This also marked the first time Dylan has played "Will the Circle Be Unbroken" in concert since a May 1976 show in Houston during his Rolling Thunder Revue tour. Interestingly, the first time Young and Dylan performed live together, at a 1975 benefit concert in San Francisco, they also sang "Will the Circle Be Unbroken."

Neil and Bob also played a co-headlining show this past Friday, July 12, at London's Hyde Park, but they didn't perform together at that event.

The Kilkenny concert brought Young's and Dylan's respective European treks to a close. Bob currently has no other confirmed shows on his itinerary, while Neil's only scheduled performance will be at the 2019 Farm Aid concert on September 21 in East Troy, Wisconsin.

Young also recently revealed that he plans to mount a tour with his old band Crazy Horse this fall to promote a new studio album that's expected out.

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Ex-Who/Faces drummer Kenney Jones, Donovan to perform at UK tribute to Brian Jones

Former Who, Faces and Small Faces drummer Kenney JonesCredit: Richard Young and British folk legend Donovan will take part in a U.K. charity concert that will salute late Rolling Stones guitarist Brian Jones, who died 50 years ago this month.

The show is the 2019 edition of the Rock 'n' Horsepower benefit, scheduled for August 17 at the Hurtwood Park Polo Club in Surrey, England.

Other artists on the concert bill include The Waterboys, Sex Pistols bassist Glen Matlock, founding Damned members Brian James and Rat Scabies, and Brian Jones' grandson, Joolz Jones.

The event will raise money for two charities: the David Lynch Foundation, which provides Transcendental Meditation programs for war veterans, in-need children and others, and the Racehorse Sanctuary, which aids retired racehorses.

The star-studded concert will serve as the finale of the day-long event, which also will feature polo matches, an exhibition of high-performance cars and more.

In a post on his official Facebook page, Kenney -- who's the chairman of the Hurtwood Park Polo Club -- says of the concert, "Means a lot to me to be a part of this amazing tribute to Brian Jones. I did a few sessions with him, [and] what I will always remember about him was being a nice guy...he created a few of the most memorable songs of that time and to this day."

Kenney will be performing with his group The Jones Gang.

At the 2014 edition of Rock 'n' Horsepower benefit, Jones reunited with his former Who band mates Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend, while in 2015, he performed with fellow Faces members Rod Stewart and Ronnie Wood.

Tickets for the event are available at Eventbrite.co.uk.

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Paul McCartney wraps US tour with onstage Ringo reunion

Anthony Harvey/Getty ImagesPaul McCartney saved the best surprise for the last stop on his U.S. tour: an appearance from Ringo Starr

The two Beatles reunited in Los Angeles' Dodger Stadium Saturday night. Variety reports that after McCartney finished the first song of the encore -- "Birthday" -- he announced a surprise.  Onto the stage walked Ringo, a guy who himself just celebrated his 79th birthday on July 7.

Ringo joined Sir Paul and his band for "Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)" and "Helter Skelter." Roadies even rolled Ringo's signature Ludwig drum kit on stage for him to play.

Starr wasn't the only surprise: Eagles guitarist Joe Walsh, who's also Ringo's brother-in-law, appeared onstage as well. He took part in a guitar medley that typically ends the show, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Saturday night's concert wrapped the U.S. leg of McCartney's 2019 Freshen Up Tour. It also added another chapter to Dodger Stadium's place in Beatles history -- the Fab Four's penultimate concert took place there 53 years ago this August.

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Listen to what Grandude said: Paul McCartney has narrated the audio version of his new children's book

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Paul McCartney's upcoming illustrated children's book, Hey Grandude!, will be published on September 5, and now the former Beatles star has revealed that he's narrating the audio edition himself.

McCartney has posted a video of him reading a segment of the book, in which he portrays the main character, on his official YouTube channel.

In the clip, Sir Paul says, "Dear listener, my name is Edward Marshall Senior. I have four grandchildren. I call them 'chillers,' and they call me 'Grandude.' Come and join us on our adventure. Yours sincerely, Grandude."

McCartney also created some original music to accompany his narration, a snippet of which can be heard in the video.

As previously reported, Hey Grandude! was inspired by McCartney's own experiences as a grandparent, and tells the tale of an elderly explorer who takes his four grandkids on a series of magical adventures. Among the exploits Grandude and his chillers enjoy are riding flying fish, dodging stampedes and escaping avalanches.

The book features colorful illustrations by Kathryn Durst.

You can order Hey Grandude! now at PenguinRandomHouse.com. It's available as a hardback book, on CD, and as a digital download.

 

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Watch video for Jackson Browne's new duet with Leslie Mendelson, "A Human Touch"

Credit: Cristina ArrigoniJackson Browne collaborated with singer/songwriter Leslie Mendelson on a song titled "A Human Touch" that's heard during the end credits of the recently released documentary 5B.  Now an official video for the heartfelt duet has premiered online.

The clip features footage of Browne and Mendelson singing the tune in a room. Jackson plays piano, and we see various scenes from the film, which tells the story of the first hospital ward in the U.S. created to treat AIDS and HIV patients: the 5B ward at San Francisco General Hospital.

The video includes footage of various the nurses, doctors and caregivers interacting with dying AIDS patients in the ward, which opened in 1983.

Browne tells Billboard that he was approached by 5B's co-director, Paul Haggis, to contribute a song to the film, but admits he was apprehensive, partly because he "was in the middle of other things."

He says after he watched the doc, "I thought, 'God, this is certainly worth of a song,' but I just didn't even know how to approach." Haggis then put him in touch with Mendelson and her regular collaborator Steve McEwan, and the three of them wrote the song together.

"They came up with this great song, most of it, really, although I added a few lines," Browne explains. "But because it was so good and in the right direction, it wasn't hard to get involved and schedule it in."

Jackson says he enjoyed working with Mendelson and McEwan, and hopes to collaborate with them again.

"I love those two, and they're great friends now," he tells Billboard.

Meanwhile, Browne reveals that he's writing new songs, "at a snail's pace," for his next studio album -- a follow-up to 2014's Standing in the Breach.

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Rush's Geddy Lee schedules new series of US book-signing appearances

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Rush frontman Geddy Lee recently wrapped up a European signing tour promoting his 2018 tome, Geddy Lee's Big Beautiful Book of Bass, and now he's also lined up a new series of U.S. in-store events.

The promotional trek kicks off this Sunday, July 14, in Nashville and is plotted out through a July 20 event in Atlanta.

In Nashville, Lee will take part in a Q&A with Rush producers Peter Collins and Nick Raskulinecz. The tour also will see Geddy visiting stores in St. Louis, Chicago, the Boston suburb of Brookline and Philadelphia.

For details how to purchase tickets to the signing sessions, visit Rush.com/GeddyLee.

Geddy Lee's Big Beautiful Book of Bass features in-depth details about the Rock & Roll Hall of Famer's collection of vintage basses, which date from the 1950s to the 1980s. The book also features interviews with many renowned bassists, including Led Zeppelin's John Paul Jones, The Rolling Stones' Bill Wyman, U2's Adam Clayton, Metallica's Robert Trujillo, and Primus' Les Claypool. Rush guitarist Alex Lifeson contributed a foreword to the book.

Here are all of Lee's upcoming U.S. book-signing appearances:

7/14 -- Nashville, TN, The Basement East (at 6 p.m. CT)*
7/15 -- St. Louis, MO, Left Bank Books (at 5 p.m. CT)
7/17 -- Chicago, IL, Barnes & Noble - Clyburn Store (at 6:30 p.m. CT)
7/18 -- Brookline, MA, Brookline Booksmith (7 p.m. ET)
7/19 -- Philadelphia, PA, Barnes & Noble (5 p.m. ET)
7/20 -- Atlanta, GA, Acappella Books (3 p.m. ET)

* = Q&A hosted by Rush producers Peter Collins & Nick Raskulinecz.

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Paul McCartney reissues four archival live albums on colored vinyl & other formats today

Capitol/UMe/MPLFour archival Paul McCartney live albums were reissued today in multiple formats, including limited-edition colored-vinyl LP versions.

The records -- 1976's Wings over America, 1988's Choba B CCCP, 1993's Paul Is Live and an expanded version of the 2007 Amoeba's Secret EP, now titled Amoeba Gig -- are also available on CD and black vinyl.

Arguably the most interesting of the reissues is Amoeba Gig, which features the full 21-song set McCartney played at L.A's Amoeba Music store. Until now, only four of those performances have been widely released, on the Amoeba's Secret EP.

The two-disc LP version of Amoeba Gig include a bonus rehearsal performance of "Coming Up." The colored-vinyl edition features a clear disc and a hazy-amber-transparent disc.

Wings over America topped the Billboard 200 in January '77.  Originally was released as a three-LP set, it captured highlights from McCartney and his band Wings' 1975-76 tour. The colored-vinyl version of the reissue features the discs colored transparent red, transparent green and transparent blue.

Choba B CCCP, which is Russian for "Back in the USSR," was originally issued exclusively in the Soviet Union before getting a worldwide release in 1991. The album features covers of 11 of Sir Paul's favorite songs from the 1950s, recorded live in the studio. The colored-vinyl reissue is an opaque-yellow disc.

Paul Is Live features performances from McCartney's 1993 New World Tour. The album ends with a trio of songs recorded during pre-show rehearsals. The two-LP, colored-vinyl reissue features an opaque-baby-blue disc and a plush-peach-white-opaque disc.

The former Beatles star wraps up his North American tour leg this Saturday at Dodger Stadium in L.A.

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Expanded version of Gregg Allman's debut solo album, "Laid Back," and vinyl reissue of 1974 live album due in August

Mercury/UMeAn expanded and remastered version of late Allman Brothers Band frontman Gregg Allman's 1973 solo debut, Laid Back, will be released on August 30.  Also coming out that day: 180-gram vinyl LP reissues of that record and Allman's 1974 double-disc live album, The Gregg Allman Tour.

Released in October '73, Laid Back includes a solo version of The Allman Brothers' "Midnight Rider," a cover of Jackson Browne's "These Days" and a rendition of the traditional tune "Will the Circle Be Unbroken." The album peaked at #13 on the Billboard 200, while "Midnight Rider" reached #19 on the Billboard Hot 100.

The Deluxe Edition of Laid Back features the album's original eight tracks, as well as early mixes of those same songs and 18 more bonus tracks, including demos, outtakes, alternate takes and a solo acoustic rendition of "Melissa" that Gregg played at an April 1974 concert in Passaic, New Jersey.

The expanded Laid Back will be available as a two-CD set, in multiple digital formats and via streaming services. The vinyl reissue will feature the original eight-song track list.

You can check out a demo version of "These Days" from the expanded release now at Gregg's YouTube channel. Fans pre-ordering a digital version of Laid Back will receive the track as an instant free download.

The Gregg Allman Tour features performances culled from two April 1974 concerts at New York's famed Carnegie Hall, and at the previously mentioned New Jersey show.  On that tour, Gregg was backed by a band called Cowboy and a 24-piece orchestra. Cowboy's lineup included founding Allman Brothers drummer Jaimoe and then-Allmans keyboardist Chuck Leavell.

Limited-edition colored-vinyl versions of both Laid Back and The Gregg Allman Tour also will be available.

Here's the Laid Back: Deluxe Edition track list:

CD1

Laid Back remastered
"Midnight Rider"
"Queen of Hearts"
"Please Call Home"
"Don't Mess Up a Good Thing"
"These Days"
"Multi-Colored Lady"
"All My Friends"
"Will the Circle Be Unbroken"

Laid Back early mixes
"Midnight Rider"*
"Queen of Hearts"
"Please Call Home"*
"Don't Mess Up a Good Thing"*
"These Days"*
"Multi-Colored Lady"
"All My Friends"*
"Will the Circle Be Unbroken"*

CD2: Laid Back demos, outtakes & alternates

"Never Knew How Much" (Demo)**
"All My Friends" (Demo)
"Please Call Home" (Demo)*
"Queen of Hearts" (Demo)*
"God Rest His Soul" (Solo Guitar & Vocal Demo)
"Rollin' Stone (Catfish Blues)" (Solo Guitar & Vocal Demo)**
"Will the Circle Be Unbroken" (Solo Guitar & Vocal Demo)
"Multi-Colored Lady" (Solo Guitar & Vocal Demo)
"These Days" (Solo Guitar, Piano & Vocal Demo)*
"Shadow Dream Song" (Solo Guitar & Vocal Demo)
"Wasted Words"**
"These Days" (Alternate Version with Pedal Steel Guitar)
"Multi-Colored Lady" (Rough Mix)*
"These Days" (Rough Mix)*
"God Rest His Soul" (Rehearsal)
"Midnight Rider" (Rehearsal)*
"Song for Adam"/"Shadow Dream Song" (Solo Guitar & Vocal Demo)
"Melissa" (Live at the Capitol Theatre)*

And here's The Gregg Allman Tour LP track list:

Disc 1

Side 1
"Don't Mess Up a Good Thing"
"Queen of Hearts"
"Feel So Bad"

Side 4
"Turn On Your Love Light"
"Oncoming Traffic"
"Will the Circle Be Unbroken"

Disc 2

Side 2
"Stand Back"
"Time Will Take Us"
"Where Can You Go?"

Side 3
"Double Cross"
"Dreams"
"Are You Lonely for Me Baby"

* = previously unreleased
** = previously unreleased mix
= performed by Cowboy

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A storm is threat'ning: Weather forces Rolling Stones to postpone New Orleans show

Credit: Dave HoganRolling Stones fans with tickets to the band's concert this Sunday, July 15, at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans this Sunday will have to be satisfied with seeing them one day later.

The British rock legends have postponed the show until Monday out of safety concerns because of Tropical Storm Barry, which currently is off the Louisiana coast.

A statement posted on The Stones' official website reads, "Due to the weather we're moving Sunday's Superdome show to Monday. Hang onto your tickets, they will be honored on July 15. We're here with you -- we'll get through this together."

The Rolling Stones originally were slated to play the Big Easy on May 2 at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. Their appearance was canceled when the start of their North American No Filter Tour was postponed because of frontman Mick Jagger's heart-valve surgery. When the trek was rescheduled, a new day in New Orleans was announced for July 14 at the Superdome.

The group's No Filter trek is mapped out through an August 31 show in Miami Gardens, Florida.

Here are all of the band's remaining dates:

7/15 -- New Orleans, LA, Mercedes-Benz Superdome
7/19 -- Jacksonville, FL, TIAA Bank Field
7/23 -- Philadelphia, PA, Lincoln Financial Field
7/27 -- Houston, TX, NRG Stadium
8/1 -- East Rutherford, NJ, MetLife Stadium
8/5 -- East Rutherford, NJ, MetLife Stadium
8/10 -- Denver, CO, Broncos Stadium at Mile High
8/14 -- Seattle, WA, CenturyLink Field
8/18 -- Santa Clara, CA, Levi's Stadium
8/22 -- Pasadena, CA, The Rose Bowl
8/26 -- Glendale, AZ, State Farm Stadium
8/31 -- Miami Gardens, FL, Hard Rock Stadium

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Sammy Hagar rocks out and chats with The Doors' Robby Krieger on next "Rock & Roll Road Trip" episode

Courtesy of AXS TV

The Doors' Robby Krieger is among the guests featured on the latest episode of Sammy Hagar's AXS TV reality series, Rock & Roll Road Trip, which premieres this Sunday, July 14, at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.

The show focuses on the star-studded America Salutes You: Guitar Legends II benefit concert, which was held this past December in Los Angeles. The event paid tribute to American veterans, firefighters and first responders, and raised funds for charities supporting their mental health and wellness.

Hagar and Krieger were among many famous musicians who took part in the concert, along with ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons, Stephen Stills, ex-Eagles guitarist Don Felder, Jane's Addiction guitarist Dave Navarro, and popular blues artist Joe Bonamassa, among others.

A preview trailer for the episode shows Hagar joining Krieger onstage for a rendition of the Doors classic "Roadhouse Blues," and also chatting with Robby about his old band's music.

In the clip, the Red Rocker tells Krieger he'd always wanted to meet him, and expresses his appreciation for The Doors as a band that was "talking about politics…the people in the street [and] the movements that were going on."

Robby responds by noting that late Doors frontman Jim Morrison used to tell him that when he wrote songs that he should try to be "a mirror of society…Don't try to preach what you think it should be, but just be a mirror."

The preview also includes a brief scene of Hagar talking with Bonamassa, who points out that he was in a band with Sammy's son when he was in his teens.

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