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Donald Fagen is suing the estate of his late Steely Dan partner, Walter Becker, over control of the band's future, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

At issue is a 1972 agreement signed by the original band members when Steely Dan was incorporated. 

The Hollywood Reporter cites Fagen's complaint, filed Tuesday in Los Angeles County Superior Court, which says that in 1972 the group members signed an agreement which provides that when a band member quits or dies, Steely Dan purchases all of that members shares of the band.

The complaint alleges that by the 2010, only Becker and Fagen remained as signatories to the agreement.  But, the suit claims, four days after Becker's death in September, Becker's estate sent a letter to Fagen saying the agreement was no longer in effect.

The complaint also alleges that the estate sought 50 percent ownership of the band and the appointment of Becker's widow as an officer of the corporation.

The complaint also claims that Becker's estate controls the Steely Dan websites and refuses to relinquish or even share control.

Fagen is seeking a judgment declaring that the original agreement is valid and that he is the sole owner of Steely Dan.  He's also seeking more than $1 million in damages.  In addition, Fagen is suing the band's business management firm alleging that the company has withheld business records.

“This lawsuit is about a contract, the enforcement of that contract and the continuity of Steely Dan,” Fagen's attorney, Louis "Skip" Miller, told The Hollywood Reporter. “We think the contract is very clear on its face and we hope this lawsuit is resolved expeditiously.”

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©PatriciaSeatonPhotographyThanksgiving is this Thursday, but Moody Blues fans will have much to be thankful for a couple days later when a new concert special starring the band premieres on PBS as the latest episode of Great Performances. The program features highlights from two shows the British rockers played this past July at Toronto's Sony Centre during which they performed their influential 1967 symphonic concept album Days of Future Passed in its entirety.

The Moody Blues: Days of Future Passed Live features the band accompanied by Toronto's World Festival Orchestra, and singer/guitarist Justin Hayward tells ABC Radio that both concerts recorded for the program "were absolutely magical."

Hayward says among the factors that made the shows special was the enthusiasm with which the orchestral musicians embraced the material.

"When they saw the parts and first played them in a rehearsal, I think they realized that this was kind of good stuff," Justin notes. "And they…were totally into it, and I think that made a big difference to the atmosphere of the evening."

In addition to the full Days of Future Passed, which includes the classic tunes "Nights in White Satin" and "Tuesday Afternoon," the show also features the band playing such hits as "I'm Just a Singer (in a Rock and Roll Band)," "Your Wildest Dreams" and "Question."

The Toronto shows were part of The Moody Blues' Days of Future Passed 50th Anniversary Tour, and those concerts were special because at most of the other dates on the trek, the band played along to pre-recorded orchestral tracks.

The Moody Blues: Days of Future Passed Live will begin airing on PBS stations this Saturday, November 25; check your local listings. The concert special will eventually be released as a home video.

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Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty ImagesRumors have been circulating on the internet claiming that Aretha Franklin is seriously ill, but a Detroit entertainment reporter says she spoke with a close friend of the Queen of Soul who insists that the reports are untrue.

Reporter Shaun Robinson posted a Twitter message early Tuesday that reads, "Good Morning, Everyone. I just spoke to one of Ms. Franklin's family friends in my hometown of Detroit. They spoke to Aretha moments ago and asked me to tell you please don't believe this news that was trending. Have a good day."

Franklin performed in early November at a New York City charity event for Elton John's AIDS Foundation, and photos of the singer showed her looking uncharacteristically thin. In addition, a Twitter page falsely claiming to be Aretha's official Twitter feed posted a fake message on Monday announcing her passing.

Franklin, who has experienced some health issues in recent years, has been the subject of other fake rumors. As Page Six points out, reports emerged alleging that Aretha was battling pancreatic cancer.

"I don't know where 'pancreatic cancer' came from," Franklin told Robinson at the time. "I was sitting there reading the newspaper and it was saying someone in my family said that. No one in my family ever said that to anybody."

Aretha has been working on a new album with music mogul Clive Davis and Stevie Wonder, and announced earlier this year she planned to retire from touring at the end of 2017.

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PRNewsfoto/PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICALYou want the fairy tale?  You'll get it August 16, 2018, when a musical based on the hit Julia Roberts movie Pretty Woman -- with songs written by Bryan Adams -- opens on Broadway.

As previously reported, the musical will have its world premiere in Chicago on March 13, but then will move to New York City's Nederlander Theater for performances that begin July 20.  August 16 marks the production's official opening night.

Bryan Adams and his long-time songwriting partner, Jim Vallance, created the music for the production, from a book by the late Garry Marshall, who directed the much-loved 1990 film, and J.F. Lawton, the movie's screenwriter. 

The Pretty Woman musical will star Samatha Barks and Steve Kazee as Vivian and Edward, the roles played by Roberts and Richard Gere, respectively, in the film.

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Paul Archuleta/FilmMagicFormer Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward has canceled a string of upcoming U.S. dates with his band Day of Errors due to health issues. 

On his Facebook page, Ward writes, “I wound up in hospital this past weekend with heart problems. I am okay and in good recovery at this time. However, I’ve never experienced this particular type of heart problem before and due to its nature, I had to make the decision to cancel the dates… I’m so sorry we won’t be making it.”

Ward parted ways with Sabbath several years ago but it was never clear if his dispute with the band was due to health issues or contract disputes. He released a solo effort, Accountable Beasts, in 2015 and formed Day of Errors just last year with guitarist Joe Amodea and singer-bassist Nick Diltz.

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Vinnie Zuffante/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty ImagesMore than 100 stolen items belonging to the estate of John Lennon were recovered recently by German police, BBC News reports. Among the pieces of memorabilia are three diaries, a tape featuring a Beatles concert recording, two pairs of glasses, sheet music and a cigarette case.

According to police, a 58-year-old man was arrested in Berlin on Monday on suspicion of handling stolen goods after his home and cars were searched. The property was stolen in 2006 in New York City from the late Beatles legend's widow, Yoko Ono.

A spokesman for the Berlin prosecutor's office says another suspect connected to the theft -- who apparently worked as Ono's chauffeur at one time -- is living in Turkey and "is unattainable for us at the present time."

BBC News reports that according to detectives, many of the items were confiscated from a Berlin auction house in July, and their recovery led to an investigation to track down more of the stolen property.

Some of the items, including the diaries, were put on display at Berlin police headquarters. It's not known when the property will be returned to Yoko.

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Credit: Daryl HannahOn Friday, December 1, Neil Young will be headed for home to celebrate the release of his new studio album, The Visitor, which he recorded with Promise of the Real. The folk-rock legend has announced plans to play an intimate solo acoustic concert from his "Canadian hometown," which will be streamed live on his official Facebook page at 8 p.m. ET that day.

While the location of the show hasn't been specified, Young spent his part of his childhood in the Toronto suburb of Omemee, Ontario. In a recent Facebook post about the event, Neil wrote, "December 1st will be a big day for me. The Visitor will be coming to your town. I will be going to my town. You will be able to hear me and see me."

The concert also will be viewable in Canada at CTV.ca.

In a separate Facebook message regarding the online concert, Young has posted a yellow notepad featuring what appears to be a set list that features songs from throughout his career. It includes "On the Way Home," "Love Is a Rose," "Harvest Moon," "Journey Through the Past," "War of Man" and seven more titles.

In addition, the 72-year-old Rock & Roll Hall of Famer will launch his new website NYA -- The Neil Young Archives on December 1. Young first announces plans for the site in August -- according to a press statement, it's "a comprehensive chronological collection of [Neil's] entire recorded music, films, videos and books, audio streaming in Master Quality." The content will be accessible via a new high-resolution streaming service called Xstream by NYA.

Young says that when the website first launches, all the content will be free.

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Courtesy of AXS TVPeter Frampton will be featured on the next episode of the AXS TV series The Big Interview with Dan Rather, which premieres tonight at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT. Among the many topics the veteran British guitar whiz discusses on the program is his long friendship with David Bowie, whom he met and first played music with when they were both students.

In a preview clip from the episode that's been posted on the AXS TV YouTube channel, Frampton talks about how Bowie helped him start a new chapter of his career in the 1980s after the pop superstardom Peter enjoyed during the previous decade had waned.

Frampton recalls that after Bowie had recruited him to contribute to his 1987 album Never Let Me Down, he was thrilled when David asked him to play guitar on his tour in support of the record.

"He said to me, 'What would you think about coming on the road? I'm gonna do a big tour, [the] Glass Spider Tour," Peter tells Dan Rather, adding with a laugh, "And I said, 'Let me think about -- yes! I'll be right there!' So, he could have anybody, but he chose me."

Peter says that by inviting him on that tour at that point in his career, Bowie "gave me the biggest gift, of taking me around the world in stadiums…and reintroducing me as the musician, the guitar player. And for that, I will never stop thanking him."

You can also watch another preview clip from the episode in which Frampton reveals how he was introduced to the talk box effect he famously used on his classic 1975 concert album Frampton Comes Alive!

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Myriam SantosIf you've been dying to see the new lineup of The Eagles, you're not only going to get your chance, but lots more besides.

The band's just announced a North American tour next year on which they'll share the stage with some of the biggest names in music: legends Jimmy Buffett and James Taylor, and Grammy-winning country star Chris Stapleton.

The bad news is there are only 12 concerts confirmed so far, although more are expected to be announced soon. The tour begins with a March 14 date in Chicago.  That show, as will four others on the trek, will be arena shows with The Eagles alone -- Don HenleyJoe Walsh and Timothy B. Schmit, with country star Vince Gill and the late Glenn Frey's son, Deacon Frey.  Four will feature Jimmy Buffett and his Coral Reefer Band, two will include James Taylor and His All-Star Band, and the tour's lone Texas stop will have Chris Stapleton joining the band on stage.

Tickets for the various dates go on sale beginning Friday, December 1, with others on sale the day after that.  American Express Card members can buy tickets as early as Tuesday, November 28.  For full ticket info, visit Eagles.com.

Here's the tour itinerary:

The Eagles and Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band
4/14 -- Orlando, FL, Camping World Stadium
4/21 -- Miami, FL, Hard Rock Stadium
6/28 -- Denver, CO, Coors Field
6/30 -- Minneapolis, MN, Target Field

The Eagles and James Taylor & His All-Star Band
7/26 -- Washington, D.C., Nationals Park
7/28 -- Philadelphia, PA, Citizens Bank Park

The Eagles and Chris Stapleton
6/23 -- Arlington, TX, AT&T Stadium

Evening with the Eagles arena concerts
3/14 -- Chicago, IL, United Center
3/23 -- Nashville, TN, Bridgestone Arena
5/10 -- Vancouver, BC, Canada, Rogers Arena
7/15 -- Toronto, ON, Canada, Air Canada Centre
7/20 -- Boston, MA, TD Garden

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Credit: Eric MarcelE Street Band guitarist Nils Lofgren has just released a unique concert video he's dubbed Blind Date Jam, which features him and three other musicians playing a completely improvised show in front of a small audience at the Cattle Track art gallery near his home in Scottsdale, Arizona. The 80-minute video can be purchased for $10 as a digital download at NilsLofgren.com.

Lofgren tells ABC Radio that the concept of Blind Date Jam is "what happens when musicians get together and jam with no homework, no idea what they're gonna play, someone just throws out a riff and they go to town. It's reckless and raw, doesn't always work, but it challenges musicians who love to improv to create on the spot with no preconceived notion of what they're gonna come up with."

Joining Nils at the show were his frequent collaborator Gregg Varlotta on multiple instruments; drummer Greg Bruzzese, who played on his 2013 solo album, Old School; and bassist John Willis.

"The guys were great," Lofgren says of the show. "I had Greg jumping around from guitar to keyboards to trumpet to trombone to tap dancing. And I would go from acoustic to electric to lap steel to keyboards, and just throw out an idea and go."

Lofgren says he hopes Blind Date Jam is successful enough that he can organize new shows featuring some of his famous musical friends.

"I'm hoping at least to bring in not only different musicians that [I've] run into through the decades…to play but also different genres," he tells ABC Radio.

Special Blind Date Jam packages, including a DVD of the show, are available at Lofgren's PledgeMusic page. You can check out promo clips of the video at Nils' YouTube page.

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Kevin MazurBilly Joel probably isn't the target audience of the CW superhero series Arrow, but he'll be making a cameo appearance on the show's Thanksgiving episode....sort of.

According to EW, the episode's plot involves Cayden James, played by Michael Emerson, planning to ruin Thanksgiving by blowing up a concert venue in Star City -- which just happens to be hosting a Billy Joel concert.  Billy will appear in actual concert footage that the executive producer, Marc Guggenheim, secured after getting permission from the Piano Man himself.

Guggenheim tells EW, "For the Thanksgiving episode...we wanted Cayden James to threaten a major event at Star City.  A variety of ideas were discussed, but when we settled on a rock concert, I knew it had to be Billy Joel."

The executive producer who, like Billy, hails from Long Island, is a longtime fan, and wrote a letter to the Rock & Roll Hall of Famer asking permission to use the footage and one of his songs in the episode.

"He's always been an inspiration to me, personally and artistically.  I told him as much when I wrote to him," Guggenheim tells EW, adding, "When he agreed, it was one of the happiest days of my career. I chose 'No Man's Land' for the episode because I wanted to use an album track and I've always liked how that particular song sounds live."

"No Man's Land" is the opening track on 1993's River of Dreams, Billy's last album of all-original pop music.  You can check it out on Arrow this Thursday, November 23, at 9 p.m. ET on the CW.

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The Miracles in the mid-'60s, Moore 2nd from left (Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)Warren "Pete" Moore, a founding member of the legendary Motown group The Miracles, died Sunday at the age of 78, Rolling Stone reports. Moore's passing was confirmed in a statement issued by Motown founder Berry Gordy Jr., although no cause of death was revealed.

"I am deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Warren 'Pete' Moore, a fine human being and valued member of the Motown family," said Gordy. "Pete was an original member of my very first group, the Miracles. He was a quiet spirit with a wonderful [b]ass voice behind Smokey Robinson's soft, distinctive lead vocals and was co-writer on several of the Miracles hits."

Added Berry, "A gentleman, loving husband, devoted father and loyal friend, we all loved him and will miss him."

Among the Miracles hits co-written by Moore were "The Tracks of My Tears," "Ooo Baby Baby," "Going to a Go-Go" and the 1975 post-Smokey chart-topper "Love Machine." He also co-wrote a number of Marvin Gaye's singles, including "Ain't That Peculiar" and "I'll Be Doggone," as well as several singles for The Temptations.

Moore was childhood friends with Robinson in Detroit, and the two began singing together in high school. The group underwent a number of name changes prior to being signed to the Motown Records offshoot label Tamla in 1959, after which they took on the moniker The Miracles.

After Robinson parted ways with The Miracles in 1971, Moore remained with the group till its 1978 breakup. He was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame as a member of The Miracles in 2012; Smokey had been inducted separately in 1987.

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Jeff Kravitz/Getty Images via ABCThe lineup of guest artists who will be joining Stevie Wonder at his 21st annual House Full of Toys benefit concert on December 10 in Los Angeles has been revealed.

The pop/soul legend will welcome Tony Bennett, Dave Matthews, R&B singer Andra Day, Pharrell Williams and tap dancer Savion Glover to the stage at this year's holiday extravaganza, which will be held at The Staples Center.

As previously reported, Wonder will be performing music from two of his iconic albums: 1972's Talking Book and 1973's Innervisions, at the concert. Former American Idol and Tonight Show music director Rickey Minor will lead Stevie's backing band at the charity show.

The House Full of Toys event benefits children, people with disabilities, and families in need during the holidays. Concertgoers are asked to bring an unwrapped toy or other gift.

Tickets for the show are on sale now via AXS.com.

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BMGDan Fogelberg is saluted on the new all-star album titled A Tribute to Dan Fogelberg, which is in stores now.  It features artists from a number of genres putting their own stamp on the late singer/songwriter's biggest hits, as well as some lesser-known favorites.

The album features The Eagles taking on "Part of the Plan," Michael McDonald's interpretation of "Better Change," "Nether Lands" by the late Donna Summer and "There's a Place in the World for a Gambler" by Jimmy Buffett. Other artists featured on the disc include the late Dobie Gray, Boz Scaggs, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band with ex-Buffalo Springfield/Poco singer Richie Furay, Train and Garth Brooks.

This past August, Dan Fogelberg was posthumously inducted into the Colorado Music Hall of Fame, along with Eagles guitarist Joe Walsh and others.  During the induction event, many of the artists on the album performed, including Brooks, Vince Gill and Amy Grant.  The concert will air in the spring of 2018 on AXS TV.

Fogelberg died of prostate cancer in 2007. 

Here's the full A Tribute to Dan Fogelberg track list:

"Phoenix" -- Garth Brooks
"Nether Lands" -- Donna Summer
"Better Change" -- Michael McDonald
"Longer" -- Amy Grant/Vince Gill
"Same Old Lang Syne" -- Train
"Don’t Lose Heart" -- Dobie Gray
"Old Tennessee" -- Fool's Gold/Denny Henson and Tom Kelly
"As the Raven Flies" -- Casey James
"Sutters Mill" -- Randy Owen
"Run for the Roses" -- The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band with Richie Furay
"Hard to Say" -- Boz Scaggs
"Part of the Plan" -- The Eagles
"There's a Place in the World for a Gambler" -- Jimmy Buffett
"Leader of the Band" -- Zac Brown Band

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Thirty TigersHall & Oates singer John Oates takes a deep dive into American roots music on his latest solo album, Arkansas, which will be released on February 2. The 10-track collection, which will be available on CD, vinyl and digitally, was recorded in Nashville with a collective of respected session musicians christened The Good Road Band.

The project began as a tribute to Oates' musical idol, late blues legend Mississippi John Hurt, but developed into an homage to the pop veteran's various influences.

"It's like Dixieland, dipped in bluegrass, and salted with Delta blues," explains Oates.

He describes Arkansas as "the record I have always wanted to make, with the band to bring it to life. After all these years, I feel I've finally been able to capture the sound that's in my head."

The album features covers of a variety traditional and vintage Americana tunes, including Emmett Miller's 1924 classic "Anytime" and the 1932 Jimmie Rodgers song "Miss the Mississippi and You." The record also features two new tunes: the title track and "That'll Never Happen No More." You can listen to the song "Arkansas" now at Oates' official YouTube channel.

The album can be pre-ordered now at various online retailers, as well as via a PledgeMusic campaign that also offers autographed vinyl copies of the record, limited-edition exclusive Oates merch and more goodies.

Here's the complete track list of Arkansas:

"Anytime"
"Arkansas"
"My Creole Belle"
"Pallet Soft and Low"
"Miss the Mississippi and You"
"Stack O Lee"
"That'll Never Happen No More"
"Dig Back Deep"
"Lord Send Me"
"Spike Driver Blues"

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Cherry Red RecordsYes and Asia keyboardist Geoff Downes has just released a third album with Downes Braide Association, his collaborative side project with veteran U.K. singer/songwriter/producer Chris Braide. Skyscraper Souls features appearances by a variety of guest vocalists, including Kate Pierson of The B-52s, Marc Almond of Soft Cell and XTC's Andy Partridge.

Downes tells ABC Radio that he and Braide -- who has co-written and/or produced tracks for such famous artists as Beyonce, Selena Gomez, Sia and Lana del Rey -- generally work remotely on their albums, and Skyscraper Souls was no exception. The new record combines Downes' prog-rock influences with Braide's pop sensibilities and love of epic studio productions.

According to a press statement, Skyscraper Souls began as a series of musical sketches penned by Downes that he then turned over to Braide to flesh out. As Chris explains, "Geoff would send me folders full of stuff such as the magnificent piano pieces which turned into 'Glacier Girl' and 'Prelude.' As soon as I heard the chords I was writing lyrics like a mad man and before long the album started to materialize."

You can listen to the album's title track, which features backing vocals by Pierson, on Downes Braide Association's official YouTube channel.

Downes says he has no current plans to play live with Braide, since he'll be hitting the road with Yes next year on the band's 50th anniversary tour, while Chris is involved in his own various projects. Geoff doesn't rule out eventually performing with his DBA band mate, though.

"We certainly have enough material to put together a live show," he tells ABC Radio. "So, it's something that if we were offered a slot somewhere, I'm sure we could put something together."

Here's the Skyscraper Souls track list:

"Prelude" -- featuring Andy Partridge of XTC
"Skyscraper Souls" -- featuring Kate Pierson of The B-52s
"Glacier Girl" -- featuring Andy Partridge
"Angel on Your Shoulder" -- featuring Matthew Koma
"Tomorrow" -- featuring David Longdon of Big Big Train
"Lighthouse" -- featuring Tim Bowness
"Skin Deep" -- featuring Marc Almond
"Darker Times" -- featuring Andy Partridge
"Finale" -- featuring Andy Partridge

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Bobby Bank/Getty ImagesOne-time Partridge Family star and 1970s pop idol David Cassidy  is currently hospitalized in Florida in critical condition with organ failure, his rep confirmed to ABC News.

The actor's rep added that Cassidy was in an induced coma but that "he is currently conscious and surrounded by family."

Cassidy, 67, is suffering from kidney and liver failure.

Earlier this year, the actor announced that he planned to retire from touring, and later revealed to People that he's battling dementia.  Cassidy, whose grandfather and mother also were stricken with the memory-loss disease, told the magazine of his diagnosis, "I was in denial, but a part of me always knew this was coming."

Cassidy was one of the biggest pop stars in the world in the 1970s, selling around arenas around the globe, his success driven by his role as singing teen Keith Partridge on the TV series The Partridge Family. He's had a rocky time during the last several years, having been arrested for driving under the influence in 2010, 2013 and 2014, and filing for bankruptcy in 2015. That same year, he was charged in a hit-and-run accident.

Earlier this year, David made news when fan-shot video surfaced of him slurring his words and struggling to remember lyrics during a concert in Agoura Hills, California.

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Engelke/ullstein bild via Getty ImagesAC/DC's Malcolm Young, who along with his brother and fellow guitarist Angus founded the group and led it for more than four decades, has died. He was 64. A message on the band's website confirmed his passing.

"Today it is with deep heartfelt sadness that AC/DC has to announce the passing of Malcolm Young," reads the message. "Malcolm, along with Angus, was the founder and creator of AC/DC. With enormous dedication and commitment he was the driving force behind the band. As a guitarist, songwriter and visionary he was a perfectionist and a unique man."

"He always stuck to his guns and did and said exactly what he wanted," the note, written by his brother and bandmate Angus Young, continues. "He took great pride in all that he endeavored. His loyalty to the fans was unsurpassed. As his brother, it is hard to express in words what he has meant to me during my life, the bond we had was unique and very special.He leaves behind an enormous legacy that will live on forever. Malcolm, job well done."

News that Malcolm was ailing emerged in April of 2014.  After rumors circulated that a member of the band was suffering from a debilitating illness, AC/DC issued a statement that read, "After forty years of life dedicated to AC/DC, guitarist and founding member Malcolm Young is taking a break from the band due to ill health."  The message also insisted that the band planned to continue making music.

Born in Glasgow, Scotland, Malcolm moved with his family to Australia in 1963 and eventually decided to follow in the footsteps of his older brother, George, who was a member of the popular 1960s group The Easybeats.

Malcolm and Angus Young formed AC/DC in November 1973, and after several changes, the band's lineup solidified with charismatic frontman Bon Scott.  Touring relentlessly, the band steadily built an international following.  AC/DC was riding high on the success of its 1979 album, Highway to Hell, when Scott died in February 1980 of acute alcohol poisoning. 

Brian Johnson replaced Scott, and with the band recorded AC/DC's eighth studio album, Back in Black.  Released in July of 1980, Back in Black catapulted AC/DC to fame, and has gone on to sell more than 22 million copies in the U.S. alone, making it the sixth most successful record ever in the country.

AC/DC continued to be one of hard rock's most popular acts into the new millennium, and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2003.  The band proved its staying power in 2008, when it released its latest studio effort, Black Ice, which became its second album to top the Billboard 200 -- following 1981's For Those About to Rock We Salute You.

Through it all, Malcolm Young remained an integral part of the group, teaming with Angus to co-write nearly every song AC/DC recorded, often in collaboration with either Scott or Johnson.  Among the many classic tunes Malcolm had a hand in writing are "You Shook Me All Night Long," "Back in Black," "Hells Bells," "Highway to Hell," "T.N.T.," "It's a Long Way to the Top," "Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap," and "Shoot to Thrill."  While Angus drew most of the attention, with his trademark schoolboy uniform and hyperactive stage persona, Malcolm anchored the band's sound with his driving riffs.

Speaking with ABC News Radio in 2003, Malcolm explained what motivated him to keep playing.  "It's just to get better and better," he said.  "It's...you want more.  You want more from your instrument and you wanna take it to another level.  You're always looking for something that hasn't been done. It's a drug, really."

Malcolm is survived by his wife, Linda, and children Ross and Cara.

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Denise Truscello/WireImageAt age 70, Elton John doesn't seem to be slowing down, and he still regularly tours the world.  According to his manager, not only will Elton not retire, he simply cannot.

The pop-rock legend's manager, of course, is also his husband, David Furnish.  He tells Music Week, "Without question, Elton must never stop performing. We all have things that kind of keep us alive in life. Some people relish the idea of a retirement where they do nothing [but] for Elton that would be purgatory."

Furnish also notes, "Playing to live audiences is going to be something he always needs to do." 

As for songwriting, he says Elton is "never going to stop," adding, "I think the passion [that] keeps him alive is that he needs to continue to create and write, he needs to collaborate."

However, Furnish admits that because their two sons are nearly seven and five, Elton and he need to be there for them, and that may affect just how much his husband will tour.  For example, May of next year will see the end of Elton's Las Vegas show, The Million Dollar Piano.  But according to Furnish, there are still plenty of projects in the works.

"We're going to be shooting a live action musical fantasy version of Elton's life story called Rocket Man that's going to go into production next year," Furnish explains. "I think he feels he needs to take a breather, he needs to step back and take a pause. He's also working on his memoirs and then we have a few surprises up our sleeve."

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Michael Dorf PresentsLed Zeppelin will be saluted at the latest in the series of star-studded annual tribute concerts organized by New York City entrepreneur Michael Dorf at New York's Carnegie Hall.

"The Music of Led Zeppelin at Carnegie Hall" is scheduled for March 7, 2018, and will feature performances by 21 as-yet-unannounced artists.  VIP packages can be purchased now at MusicOf.org, while general admission tickets will be available soon at the Carnegie Hall box office and CarnegieHall.org.

All of the proceeds from the concert will go toward various music-education programs for underprivileged children and young people.

Among the artists who have been the subject of previous "Music Of" shows are The Rolling Stones, David Bowie, Bruce Springsteen, Prince, Paul Simon, Aretha Franklin, Simon & Garfunkel, Bob Dylan, Elton John, R.E.M., The Who, Neil Young and Joni Mitchell.

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