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ABC RadioThe Zombies' tour celebrating the 50th anniversary of the making of their acclaimed 1968 album Odessey and Oracle marched into New York City's Town Hall on Saturday.

The sold-out concert's centerpiece was a performance of the full album featuring the band's four surviving original members -- frontman Colin Blunstone, keyboardist Rod Argent, bassist Chris White and drummer Hugh Grundy -- augmented by the current non-founding members of the group.

The show began with a set by the current Zombies lineup -- Blunstone, Argent, bassist Jim Rodford, drummer Steve Rodford and guitarist Tom Toomey -- that showcased the British Invasion band's early hits, some lesser-known tunes and select songs from its latest studio album, 2015's Still Got That Hunger. It also included a rendition of "Hold Your Head Up," the prog-rock classic by Rod's 1970s band Argent. The power and range of Blunstone's voice was impressive throughout the set, as was the virtuosity of Argent's keyboard playing.

After an intermission, the expanded Zombies lineup took the stage and proceeded to deliver a faithful and inspired recreation of Odessey and Oracle, a collection of inventive baroque-pop tunes highlighted by multi-layered harmonies and keyboards.

Among the many standout performances were "Care of Cell 44"; the vocal-harmony-heavy "Changes"; and the sparse and eerie "Butcher's Tale (Western Front 1914)," which was sung by White. Capping off the set was The Zombies' smash "Time of the Season," which brought the crowd to its feet for a lengthy ovation.

The concert was enhanced by video projections that included archival photos, kaleidoscopic images and animated artwork incorporating handwritten lyrics that accompanied specific songs. These art pieces also appear in the recently published Zombies coffee-table book The Odessey.

Here's the concert's full set list:

Set One:
"I Love You"
"I Want You Back Again"
"Moving On"
"Edge of the Rainbow"
"She's Coming Home"
"Tell Her No"
"You've Really Got a Hold on Me"/"Bring It on Home to Me"
"Just Out of Reach"
"Chasing the Past"
"Hold Your Head Up"
"She's Not There"
"The Way I Feel Inside"

Set Two: Odessey and Oracle
"Care of Cell 44"
"A Rose for Emily"
"Maybe After He's Gone"
"Beechwood Park"
"Brief Candles"
"Hung Up on a Dream"
"I Want Her She Wants Me"
"This Will Be Our Year"
"Butcher's Tale (Western Front 1914)"
"Friends of Mine"
"Time of the Season"

"She's Not There" (reprise)

And here are the remaining North American dates of The Zombies' Odessey & Oracle 50th Anniversary Finale Tour:

3/28 -- Boston, MA, The Wilbur Theatre
3/30 -- Ridgefield, CT, The Ridgefield Playhouse
3/31 -- Northampton, MA, Calvin Theatre
4/1 -- Montreal, QC, Canada, Cinéma Impérial
4/2 -- Toronto, ON, Canada, The Danforth Music Hall
4/4 -- Royal Oak, MI, Royal Oak Music Theatre
4/5 -- Lorain, OH, The Lorain Palace Theater
4/7 -- Biloxi, MS, Golden Nugget Casino Hotel Biloxi
4/8 -- Atlanta, GA, Variety Playhouse
4/9 -- Nashville, TN, Tennessee Performing Arts Center James K. Polk Theater
4/11 -- Springfield, IL, Sangamon Auditorium at University of Illinois Springfield
4/13 -- Chicago, IL, Thalia Hall
4/14 -- Chicago, IL, Thalia Hall
4/15 -- Madison, WI, The Barrymore Theatre
4/17 -- Minneapolis, MN, First Avenue
4/18 -- Winnipeg, MB, Canada, Club Regent Casino Concert Bowl
4/21 -- Vancouver, BC, Canada, The Commodore Ballroom
4/22 -- Seattle, WA, The Showbox Presents
4/23 -- Portland, OR, Aladdin Theater
4/25 -- Berkeley, CA, The UC Theatre
4/28 -- Indio, CA, Stagecoach Festival
4/29 -- Los Angeles, CA, The Theatre at Ace Hotel
5/4 -- Houston, TX, The Heights Theatre
5/6 -- Dallas, TX, aTrolla Festival

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Peach Records/RED DistributionThe Allman Brothers Band are releasing an expansive archival live collection called The Fox Box, capturing three full concerts that the legendary group played in September 2004 at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta.

The physical version of the box set, which features eight CDs, will be available on April 28, while a digital edition was released on Friday.

The shows, which took place on September 24, 25 and 26, featured the final Allman Brothers lineup supporting its last studio album, 2003's Hittin' the Note. The band was joined by a few guest musicians during the three-date engagement, including former Allman Brothers guitarist Jack Pearson, ABB slide-guitarist Derek Trucks' wife and collaborator Susan Tedeschi and founding Allmans drummer Butch Trucks' son Vaylor.

The band played a completely different set at each of the three concerts, with the exception of the early gem "Dreams," which was performed at all of the shows.  Still, the group showcased many of its best-known songs at the gigs, including "Midnight Rider," "Ain't Wastin' Time No More," "Melissa," "Statesboro Blues," "One Way Out," "Blue Sky" "In Memory of Elizabeth Reed" and "Whippin' Post."

The band also played a variety of interesting covers, among them Derek and the Dominos' "Layla" and "Why Does Love Got to Be So Sad?," The Grateful Dead's "Franklin's Tower," The Band's "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down" and Dr. John's "I Walk on Guilded Splinters."

The shows featured in The Fox Box previously were available as part of The Allman Brothers Band's "Instant Live" program, which was sold at the group's concerts and via internet mail order.

Here's the full track list of the CD version of The Fox Box:


Disc 1
"Mountain Jam"
"Trouble No More"
"Midnight Rider"
"Wasted Words"
"Worried Down with the Blues"
"You Don't Love Me"
"Ain't Wastin' Time No More"

Disc 2
"Rockin' Horse"
"Hot 'Lanta"
"Come and Go Blues"
"Can't Love What You Never Had"
"Why Does Love Got to Be So Sad?"
"Franklin's Tower"

Disc 3
"Black Hearted Woman"
"Dreams" (with Jack Pearson)
"Mountain Jam (reprise)" (with Jack Pearson)
"Southbound" (with Jack Pearson)


Disc 1
"Les Brers (Intro)"  
"Don't Want You No More"/"It's Not My Cross to Bear"
"Statesboro Blues"
"Stand Back"
"Who's Been Talking"
"Good Clean Fun"
"Old Before My Time"
"Woman Across the River"
"Instrumental Illness"

Disc 2
"The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down"
"Leave My Blues at Home"
"Key to the Highway"
"Don't Think Twice, It's Alright" (with Susan Tedeschi)  
"One Way Out" (with Valor Trucks)  
"Blue Sky"
"Les Brers in A Minor"


Disc 1
"Every Hungry Woman"
"Done Somebody Wrong"
"Hoochie Coochie Man"
"High Cost of Low Living"
"44 Blues"
"End of the Line"

Disc 2
"I Walk on Guilded Splinters"
"Stormy Monday"
"The Same Thing" (with Rob Baracco)
"In Memory of Elizabeth Reed" (with Rob Baracco)

Disc 3
"In Memory of Elizabeth Reed" (continued) (with Rob Baracco)
"Don't Keep Me Wonderin'"
"No One to Run With"
"Whippin' Post"

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Dave J Hogan/Getty ImagesMichael Stipe is feeling bookish these days.

The former R.E.M. frontman tells The Creative Independent he's working on "a series of books," the first of which is a volume of photos. Stipe explains, "This one focuses on my timeline, on the work I've done all along, all through the band and back to my early 20s."

He adds, "It's all photo-based, but some of it's just documentation of things I'm obsessed with and that I focus on to make new pieces from."

Stipe has always been visually oriented. He recalls, "I took pictures before I made father had loaned me his Nikon and I would shoot black and white photos."

He continues, "I took a course in photography when I was 13 or 14 years old and that just became something I always did. I had these really amazing experiences and relationships, and I'd find myself in these very odd places. I just happened to have taken pictures the whole time."

Still, Stipe is the first to admit the importance of music in his life and how it has consumed him.

He says, "Music was always like a beautiful fog around me. I'm very susceptible to music. Anyone who has been…out in public with me, will tell you how distracting music can be for me. It blocks out all other input."

He notes, "In a way, the band blocked out all this input for me for a long time. It made it very hard for me to be able to focus on other things, like reading books."

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Matthew J. Lee/The Boston Globe via Getty ImagesIf it weren't for Chuck Berry, there may never have been a Rolling Stones.  After all, the story is often told that Keith Richards and Mick Jagger met and bonded on a train as teenagers because Keith noticed Mick carrying a Chuck Berry album.  Now Richards is remembering the late rock and roll pioneer in a new interview with The Los Angeles Times.

Of Berry's famous guitar intros, Keith tells the paper, "People don't realize Chuck used his whole body to play that riff, he doesn't just use his wrists.  I'm still working on it."  And, says Keith, that tied into Berry's whole performance style.  "Everything was syncopated and synchronized to his body movements. We all know the duck walk — that’s the famous one, and it’s a good one too, " he says.  "But if you look at old footage of see a sort of almost demonic power going on in that rhythm and his delivery of it."

In the interview Keith remembers his time spent with Berry talking about songwriting, saying, "He was very interested in various kinds of music.  He used country music...[and] he was a great admirer of Hank Williams. We used to sit around talking about country writers."

Richards adds that he last saw Berry in 2012 when Berry was awarded PEN New England's Song Lyrics of Literary Excellence Award. Remembers Keith, "Apparently, it was the first time they sort of acknowledged that songwriting could possibly be called literature."

Chuck Berry died March 18 at the age of 90.  The album he was working on at the time of his death, Chuck, his first new record since 1979, is due June 16.

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Eagle Rock EntertainmentThe recent Rolling Stones documentary about the band's early-2016 América Latina Olé Tour will be released on DVD and Blu-ray on May 26.

Olé Olé Olé! A Trip Across Latin America follows the band throughout the 10-city trek, which culminated with a historic free concert in Havana, Cuba. The film, which was directed by Paul Dugdale, offers a candid behind-the-scenes look at The Stones and their Latin American fans, and also incorporates some live performance footage from the tour.

The documentary, which includes interviews with Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood and Charlie Watts, also focuses on the organization of the band's first-ever show in Cuba, and the excitement the event generates among the citizens of the Communist country.

The Olé Olé Olé! DVD and Blu-ray features bonus footage of seven full-length performances captured at various shows during the trip that weren't in the original film.

Here the list of the bonus performances, as well as the cities where they took place:

"Out of Control" (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
"Paint It Black" (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
"Honky Tonk Women" (Sao Paulo, Brazil)
"Sympathy for the Devil" (Sao Paulo, Brazil)
"You Got the Silver" (Lima, Peru)
"Midnight Rambler" (Lima, Peru)
"Miss You" (Lima, Peru)

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L: Bernie Taupin, R: Elton John/Michael Kovac/Getty ImagesElton John's milestone 70th birthday bash brought out the stars to L.A. on Saturday night.

According to People magazine, the guest list at the charity gala included Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, James Corden, Jon Hamm, Neil Patrick Harris, Ryan Phillippe and more. 

In addition to Gaga, the musical guests included Roseanne Cash, Stevie Wonder and Ryan Adams, but Gaga and Stevie led the "Happy Birthday" singalong to the guest of honor.

Some big stars who couldn't make it to the event sent video greetings, including Prince Harry, Bono, Ellen DeGeneres and David Beckham.

Elton also shared a photo of himself and his two sons, Zachary and Elijah, admiring a huge chocolate birthday cake, with the caption "Birthday bliss."

The party doubled as a celebration of the 50-year songwriting partnership of Elton and Bernie Taupin, who also attended the event.

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Mary McCartney/MPL CommunicationsPaul McCartney has revealed that he's working on a new studio album with Greg Kurstin, who produced and co-wrote three songs on Adele's Grammy-winning album 25, including her smash hit "Hello."

Speaking with the BBC Radio 6 Music channel, McCartney said, "I'm making a new album, which is great fun. I'm in the middle of that. I'm working with a producer I first worked with two years ago on a piece of music I'm doing for an animated film."

Sir Paul then pointed out that Kurstin had just won Grammys for Song of the Year and Record of the Year for "Hello," as well as the Producer of the Year award.

"My only worry is, people are going to go, 'Oh there's Paul going with the flavor of the month,'" he admitted. "I suppose you always think the worst of it…But [Greg's] a great guy, [and he] is musical."

The main focus of McCartney's radio interview was the just-released deluxe reissue of his 1989 album, Flowers in the Dirt, which features several songs co-written with Elvis Costello.

Paul explained that when it was first suggested that he collaborate with Elvis, "It seemed like a good idea. I thought, 'Well, yeah, he's from Liverpool. He's good, which helps. And we have a lot of things in common.' And so, I thought, 'Well, that could work.'"

McCartney noted that the way he wrote songs with Costello was the same way he and Lennon collaborated on tunes, sitting down across from each other with acoustic guitars and bouncing ideas back and forth.

"Elvis was very happy to work like that," McCartney said, adding, "So he was John, basically…and I was Paul."

You can check out full details of the Flowers in the Dirt reissue at

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Credit: Dave KaplanFans planning to attend Eric Clapton's concerts this Saturday and Sunday at The Forum in Inglewood, California, will now have to wait almost six months to see the guitar legend. A case of "severe bronchitis" has forced him to postpone the shows. The gigs have been rescheduled for September 13 and September 18, respectively.

A post on Clapton's official Facebook page explains that he postponed the concerts "under doctor's advisement," adding, "He is very sorry to disappoint his fans but looks forward to these shows."

Those who purchased tickets can either hold on to them and use them on the new date, or return them for a refund at their point of purchase.

The rescheduled concerts will sandwich two previously announced shows at The Forum on September 15 and 16.

Clapton, who celebrates his 72nd birthday this Thursday, March 30, has just two other U.S. performances on his 2017 itinerary, September 7 and 8 gigs at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Eric just played a pair of concerts at the Garden this past Sunday and Monday.

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Juergen Teller; Steve Mack/Getty ImagesWhat two music legends are still standing, deserve plenty of R-E-S-P-E-C-T and are celebrating milestone birthdays on Saturday? That would be Elton John and Aretha Franklin who turn 70 and 75, respectively, that day.

John's career took off after he teamed up with lyricist Bernie Taupin in 1967 and began creating what's become one of the most successful catalog of hits in music history. Starting with 1971's "Your Song," Elton's impressive string of hits spanned well into the 1990s.

During the 1990s, John also launched a successful career as a composer of musicals like The Lion King, Aida and Billy Elliott.  After getting sober, he threw himself into philanthropic work, particularly through his Elton John AIDS Foundation.

Elton will celebrate his birthday at a party at The Hammer Museum in Los Angeles. The bash, which will benefit his AIDS Foundation, will include a special performance by the godmother of his two sons: Lady Gaga.

Franklin, of course, is simply the Queen of Soul. A pastor's daughter, Aretha developed her powerful voice singing gospel at her dad's Detroit church before turning to secular music. Her career skyrocketed after she signed to Atlantic Records in 1967, scoring early hits like "Respect," "Chain of Fools," "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman" and "Think."

Aretha continued to rack up major hits through the 1980s; in 1987 she was the first woman inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. An 18-time Grammy winner, Aretha held the record for the most charting songs on the Billboard Hot 100 by a woman --  73  -- until this past week, when she was eclipsed by rapper Nicki Minaj.

Aretha recently revealed that she plans to retire at the end of 2017, although she's also recording a new album that'll includes contributions from Stevie Wonder.

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Credit: Myrna SuarezFor a guy who hasn't released a new album in 24 years, Billy Joel manages to keep pretty busy: He's got his monthly residency at New York's Madison Square Garden, and also plays sold-out shows at stadiums all over the country. Although there's no shortage of fans who want to see him, the Piano Man says it may be time to think about cutting back his schedule a bit.

"I don't know that I'm going to be able to continue selling out shows at The Garden," he tells Newsday, adding, "Eventually there has to be an end to the arc. It has to start dissipating, and when we get an indication of that we'll probably fold the tent. I don't know when that will be."

He adds, "I'm probably going to start playing less and less gigs. Right now, we do a Garden show once a month and probably two other shows in other places around the country. I mean, I've got a new baby now and I'm trying to [spend more time] having a personal life. So I'm looking at less work."

Joel and wife Alexis welcomed their first child, Della Rose, in 2015.

"It feels like I'm entitled," he points out. "I've been working my whole life. It's time to slow down."

But that doesn't mean Billy will stop for good. "As long as people want to see us, I suppose I should consider continuing," he tells Newsday. "The only thing that would hinder me from doing it would be my own physicality, because there's a lot of physicality involved."

On April 5, Joel will play the first show at the newly remodeled Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in his native Long Island, New York.

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Johnny Louis/FilmMagicJust days after it was announced that Cher would be starring in a movie for Lifetime, the music legend has pulled out the project.

Next month, Cher was to have begun shooting Flint, a movie about the water crisis that the people in Flint, Michigan, have been suffering through since 2014.  The movie is inspired by a Time magazine cover story about three women from Flint who tried to expose the mishandling of the city's water supply, which leads to the residents unknowingly drinking contaminated water. 

Now, in a statement, Cher says, "This has been a project so near and dear to my heart and I was truly looking forward to helping tell this story.  Unfortunately I will be unable to leave Los Angeles during the scheduled filming as I am dealing with a serious family issue that prevents me from going on location for the April filming."

She adds that she's "so glad" that the producers plan to make the film without her, adding, "I know that this Lifetime movie will be done beautifully.”

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Credit: David M. EarnisseChicago has signed on to perform at the 24th Annual Race to Erase MS Gala, a star-studded benefit held to raise awareness about multiple sclerosis. The event will take place May 5 at The Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles.

"Chicago is one of my favorite bands of all time and has endless hits that remind me so much of all the special moments in my life," says Race to Erase MS founder Nancy Davis. "I am so excited that they can join us at this year's Race to Erase MS Gala to support the cause."

Besides Chicago's performance, the fundraiser also will feature the presentation of the organization's 2017 Medal of Hope Award to Sopranos actress Jamie Lynn-Sigler, who has MS. The event also will include dinner and a silent auction.

Over the years, the Annual Race to Erase MS Gala has raised more than $46 million for the organization and its Center Without Walls program.  It also provides financial support to the medical community to help advance understanding of the disease and aid in its treatment.

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Chicago has a variety of upcoming headlining shows lined up through May. The band then will mount a joint summer trek with The Doobie Brothers that kicks off June 7 in Concord, California. In addition, founding Chicago members Robert Lamm, James Pankow and Peter Cetera will be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame at a June 15 ceremony in New York City.

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Sib Hashian in 1977 (Ron Pownall/ Getty Images)Former Boston drummer Sib Hashian died Wednesday of an apparent heart attack during the Legends of Rock Cruise, and now his old band, and a variety of other rock artists, are paying tribute to the late musician.

The current Boston lineup posted a joint statement on its official website that reads, "Our thoughts go out to the family and friends of Sib Hashian who unexpectedly passed away [Wednesday]. Sib's high energy drumming on the early BOSTON albums and tours leaves a legacy that will be remembered by millions."

Ex-Boston guitarist Barry Goudreau, who was performing with Sib on the cruise when he collapsed, wrote on his Facebook page, "Sib was [one] in a million, never to be replaced. He will be greatly missed."

Former Foreigner singer Lou Gramm, who'd been scheduled to perform on the Legends of Rock Cruise as well, tweeted, "So sorry to hear about [the] passing of Boston Drummer Sib Hashian. My thoughts & prayers go out to his family during this time."

Aerosmith bassist Tom Hamilton wrote on his Twitter feed, "Man, so sorry to hear about Sib Hashian's passing.  Really good guy and fine drummer as well. RIP Sib."

Stryper's Michael Sweet, who sang with Boston from 2008 to 2011, noted in a Facebook post, "I never had the chance to play with Sib but I was a member of the band…that he helped create…God Bless you My friend and thank you for your incredible contribution to my musical journey and to the history of rock and roll."

Meanwhile, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, whose longtime girlfriend is Hashian's daughter Lauren, posted a lengthy tribute to Sib on his Instagram page in which he calls the late rocker his "second dad" and thanks him "for the many life lessons you've taught over the years."

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Courtesy of AXS TVCheap Trick guitarist Rick Nielsen will be featured on a new episode the AXS TV reality series Rock & Roll Road Trip with Sammy Hagar that premieres this Sunday, March 26, at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT. On the show, host Sammy Hagar travels to Chicago to chat with the power-pop legend and fellow Rock & Roll Hall of Famer, about a variety of musical topics, including Nielsen's experiences recording with the late, great John Lennon.

In a preview clip from the show exclusively provided to ABC Radio, Nielsen shares some memories about the time he and Cheap Trick drummer Bun E. Carlos were brought in to work on a session intended for Lennon's 1980 Double Fantasy album.

Rick recalls that he was laying down a guitar overdub for the song "I'm Losing You," and Lennon wound up paying him quite a compliment.

"While I was in there [recording my part], he said to Bun E. and [producer] Jack [Douglas], 'God, I wish I would've had him on 'Cold Turkey,'" Nielsen shares. "He says, '[Eric] Clapton choked up!' Not too shabby."

Rick also tells Sammy that he remembers bringing Cuban cigars to the studio that day, August 12, 1980, to give to Lennon in celebration of the fact that his son Daxx -- who now is Cheap Trick's drummer -- had just been born.

Nielsen and Carlos recorded parts for "I'm Losing You" and the Yoko Ono tune "Moving On," although their performances didn't make it to the final mix of those tracks.

In addition to the Nielsen interview, Sunday's Rock & Roll Road Trip episode will focus on Hagar and The Circle, the star-studded group that also includes ex-Van Halen bassist Michael Anthony and Jason Bonham, playing a concert at Colorado's Red Rocks Amphitheatre.

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Denise Truscello/WireImageHe turns 70 Saturday, and he's still standing: Sir Elton John says at this moment, he's living his best life.

"I'm interested in moving forward all the time, with what I create, my collaborations, and also with discovering the work of other people," says the always-busy rock legend. "I think age is immaterial, provided we keep our minds alive by being open to new things."

Above all, Elton remains a fan of music: both listening to it and performing it.

"I can be as excited by a new artist who plays me their demo as I am by a new record of one of my musical heroes," he says.

"Life is a constant state of flux for us all, and I like to embrace that," he adds. "I also feel very happy to use my position to bring attention to injustice in the world, and to try to help where I can. At this time in my life I'm the happiest I have ever been."

This year also marks Elton's 50th anniversary of his collaboration with his lyricist, Bernie Taupin.

"It's the same excitement now as when we first started," he says of their partnership, adding, "It's an amazing achievement to stay with one person for 50 years on a creative basis, in an industry where that doesn't really happen very much."

As previously reported, Elton will celebrate his birthday with a charity gala featuring Lady Gaga and special guests.  Proceeds his event will raise money for his Elton John AIDS Foundation and for exhibitions and programs at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles.

You can watch a newly-produced video montage of Elton's career on YouTube.

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Credit: Gregg RothPeter Frampton launches the latest installment of his "Raw: An Acoustic Tour" tonight in New Albany, Ohio. The veteran guitar whiz's unplugged trek promotes his 2016 studio album, Acoustic Classics, which, as Frampton explains to ABC Radio, features him "redoing my better-known songs and some deeper cuts just acoustically, with one acoustic [guitar], voice and maybe an overdubbed lead guitar."

Frampton describes his Raw concerts as "Unplugged meets Storytellers," noting, "It's a long show, [with] a lot of talking and a lot of playing."

He admits that when he first decided to mount an acoustic tour, he was nervous about playing live without a full band, but it didn't take long before he changed his mind about that.

"The first night we did it, it took about 30 seconds of sitting out there and playing on my own," Peter notes, "and I realized that this was something that I really enjoyed."

Frampton tells ABC Radio that plenty of fans also are enjoying his stripped-down concerts and the album that inspired them.

"Some of the comments that I've got from the audience…[are] that they feel like I'm singing to them," says Peter. "You know, it's an individual thing."

Opening all of Frampton's Raw shows is his son, Julian, who also joins his dad for a couple of songs during Peter's set. Accompanying Frampton is his frequent songwriting partner Gordon Kennedy.

Along with many well-known tunes from his back catalog, Peter also likely will play his recently released single, "I Saved a Bird Today," at his concerts.

Frampton's Raw trek wraps up on April 12 in Rutland, Vermont, and after that he and his full band will launch a summer co-headlining tour with the Steve Miller Band that begins June 15 in Holmdel, New Jersey.

Here are all of Peter's acoustic tour dates:

3/24 -- New Albany, OH, McCoy Community Center for the Arts
3/26 -- Nashville, TN, Schermerhorn Symphony Center
3/29 -- Milwaukee, WI, Pabst Theater
3/30 -- Champaign, IL, Virginia Theatre
4/1 -- Skokie, IL, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts
4/2 -- Grand Rapids, MI, 20 Monroe Live
4/4 -- Cleveland, OH, Playhouse Square Ohio Theatre
4/6 -- Peekskill, NY, Paramount Hudson Valley Theater
4/8 -- Kingston, NY, Ulster Performing Arts Center
4/9 -- Staten Island, NY, St. George Theatre
4/11 -- Londonderry, NH, Tupelo Music Hall
4/12 -- Rutland, VT, The Paramount Theatre

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Credit: Joel BernsteinTom Petty & the Heartbreakers are among the acts set to headline the third annual KAABOO Del Mar festival, taking place September 15-17 at the Del Mar Fairgrounds north of San Diego. While the exact date of the group's performance hasn't been announced, it will come nearly a month after the final date on the North American leg of Petty and company's 40th anniversary tour.

Other headliners include fellow rock bands The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Jane's Addiction, Weezer and Muse; pop star Pink; DJ David Guetta; and rapper Ice Cube. The lineup also features veteran artists including Jackson Browne, Eric Burdon and the Animals, Michael McDonald, Dave Mason, and The Tubes.

Performances will take place on four outdoor and two indoor stages, one of which will be devoted exclusively to comedy. To check out the full lineup and more details about the fest, go to

Petty & the Heartbreakers' 40th anniversary tour gets underway April 20 in Oklahoma City and is plotted out through an August 19 show in Seattle.

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Credit: William ClaxtonBob Dylan praises the music of Amy Winehouse and Iggy Pop and talks about a legendary recording session that never was in a wide-ranging interview on his official website.

The question-and-answer session with author Bill Flanagan was done in anticipation of Triplicate, the three-disc, 30-track collection of classic American songs Dylan will release March 31. It's his third straight dip into the American songbook, following 2015's Shadows in the Night and 2016's Fallen Angels.

Asked if he'd heard any good records lately, Dylan mentions Iggy Pop, Imelda May, Stereophonics and late soul singer Amy Winehouse. He calls Winehouse "the last real individualist around."

Dylan also addresses the story of what would have been a legendary recording session he was set to do with George Harrison and Elvis Presley. Asked why Presley didn't show up for the session, Dylan says, "He did show up -- it was us that didn't."

As to why he's releasing three discs of music at once with Triplicate, Dylan explains, "It's better that they come out at the same time because thematically they are interconnected, one is the sequel to the other and each one resolves the previous one."

Quizzed about what his fans think of his recent fascination with standards, Dylan replies, "These songs are meant for the man on the street, the common man, the everyday person. Maybe that is a Bob Dylan fan, maybe not, I don't know."

And what does Dylan think when he sees footage of himself from 40 or 50 years ago? "I see Nat King Cole, 'Nature Boy' -- a very strange enchanted boy, a terribly sophisticated performer, got a cross section of music in him, already postmodern. That's a different person than who I am now."

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Travis Shinn; Courtesy of TotoTwo major pop-rock acts that emerged during the late '70s, Pat Benatar and Toto, are joining forces for a summer tour that will take them across North America. So far, only three shows have been announced -- August 27 in Los Angeles, September 10 in Peachtree City, Georgia, and September 14 in New York City -- but many more are expected.

As always, Benatar will be accompanied by her husband, guitarist Neil Giraldo.

"Looking forward to sharing the stage this year with our good friends and great players, Toto," Pat and Neil say in a joint statement. "We've known each other for years and never had the opportunity to do an extended tour together until now. Should be good times for all."

Toto guitarist Steve Lukather adds, "I've known Neil a long time and he's a fantastic musician…Pat's voice is one of the all time greats and we're super excited to join together with them to do some shows this summer."

Leading up to their shows with Toto, Benatar and Giraldo have a variety of other concerts on their 2017 itinerary, including several co-headlining dates with Rick Springfield and a number of intimate acoustic gigs. Toto, meanwhile, has a previously reported U.S. headlining trek that runs from a June 2 show in Lake Charles, Louisiana, through a July 1 concert in Salina, Kansas.

Here are all of Benatar and Giraldo's upcoming U.S. dates:

3/24 -- Las Vegas NV, Palms Casino Resort -- The Pearl Concert Theater*
3/25 -- Sparks, NV, Nugget Casino Resort Rose Ballroom*
4/28 -- San Antonio, TX, Tobin Center for the Performing Arts
5/1 -- Des Moines, IA, Hoyt Sherman Place
5/2 -- Kalamazoo, MI, State Theatre
5/3 -- Milwaukee, WI, Potawatomi Hotel & Casino -- The Northern Lights Theater
5/5 -- Kansas City, MO, Starlight Theatre
5/6 -- Maryland Heights, MO, Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
5/8 -- Cedar Falls, IA, Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center -- Great Hall*
7/22 -- Sunbury, PA, Spyglass Ridge Winery
7/23 -- Webster, MA, Indian Ranch*
7/29 -- Whitehouse Station, NJ, Festival of Ballooning
8/15 -- Seattle WA, Woodland Park Zoo
8/16 -- Portland, OR, Oregon Zoo Amphitheater
8/27 -- Los Angeles, CA, The Greek Theatre**
9/10 -- Peachtree City, GA, Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheatre**
9/14 -- New York, NY, The Beacon Theatre**
9/15 -- Charles Town, WV, Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races - The Event Center

* = acoustic show.
= with Rick Springfield.
** = with Toto.

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Boston in 1979; Sib Hashian, center (Lynn Goldsmith/Corbis/VCG via Getty Images)Former Boston drummer John "Sib" Hashian died on Wednesday at the age of 67, his son, Adam, confirms to ABC Radio.

As first reported by TMZ, and confirmed to ABC Radio by Adam, the veteran musician was performing on the Legends of Rock Cruise when he suffered a heart attack and could not be revived.

Sib Hashian joined Boston in 1975, replacing the group's original drummer Jim Masdea, and went on to play on the group's hugely successful first two albums: 1976's self-titled effort and 1977's Don't Look Back. Sib also contributed to Boston's third album, 1986's Third Stage, but he was replaced by Masdea during its recording.

After exiting Boston, Hashian played with a variety of smaller-scale groups and other musical projects, including Ernie and the Automatics, which also featured ex-Boston guitarist Barry Goudreau. Goudreau also was one of the musicians taking part in the Legends of Rock Cruise.

Besides his son, Sib is survived by two daughters, Asa and Lauren Hashian. Lauren is an R&B singer/songwriter who is the longtime girlfriend of actor Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson. The couple has a one-year-old daughter.

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