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Kristin Burns; Neil KrugFleetwood Mac singer Stevie Nicks will lend her talents to a song on the upcoming album by indie-pop diva Lana Del Rey, Lust for Life, Pitchfork reports. No more details about Nicks' contribution to the album have been revealed.

Lust for Life also features a guest appearance by John Lennon and Yoko Ono's son Sean Lennon on a song titled "Tomorrow Never Came." In addition, pop/R&B star The Weeknd is featured on Lust for Life's title track. The release date for Del Rey's forthcoming album hasn't been announced yet.

Nicks recently wrapped up a U.S. solo tour with openers The Pretenders. Her next scheduled show is a July 9 concert in London's Hyde Park with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, and Stevie also will rejoin Fleetwood Mac for performances at The Classic West and The Classic East festivals, respectively, in Los Angeles on July 16 and New York City on July 30.

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Warner Bros.We've finally got a release date for that massive Purple Rain reissue package we've been promised since last year. 

Warner Bros. and Prince's own NPG records revealed Friday that the late music legend's album masterpiece will be re-released June 23, with pre-orders beginning today.  By the way, June 23 is just two days shy of June 25, 1984 album release date.

A lot's been written already about the reissue.  There are two packages: Purple Rain Deluxe includes two CDs -- the original album, and a second CD of " From the Vault & Previously Unreleased" tracks.  Just as exciting -- the original album is a long-promised remaster, which Prince himself oversaw and that was completed at Paisley Park in 2015.

The second package, dubbed Purple Rain Deluxe -- Expanded Edition, includes the two Purple Rain Deluxe CDs, plus a third CD of single edits and B-sides.  There's also a DVD of Prince & The Revolution on his Purple Rain tour, performing at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse, NY, on March 30, 1985.

If you pre-order either of the packages now, you'll instantly receive the previously unreleased Prince track "Electric Intercourse," a studio version he recorded in 1983 of a song he only ever performed live.

Both Purple Rain packages will be available from the usual online outlets but as of Friday morning, that pre-order availability was limited.  Hopefully that'll be resolved soon.

Friday, April 21 marked one year since Prince's death at age 57.  Billboard reports that according to Nielsen Music, Prince's catalog, counting both albums and songs, sold 7.7 million copies in the U.S. since then, with "Purple Rain" the best-selling song, and Purple Rain the second-best-selling album, after The Very Best of Prince.

Here are the reissue track lists:

Purple Rain Deluxe
Disc One: Original Album (2015 Paisley Park Remaster)
1. "Let's Go Crazy"
2. "Take Me with U"
3. "The Beautiful Ones"
4. "Computer Blue"
5. "Darling Nikki"
6. "When Doves Cry"
7. "I Would Die 4 U"
8. "Baby I'm a Star"
9. "Purple Rain"

Disc Two: From the Vault & Previously Unreleased
1. "The Dance Electric"
2. "Love and Sex"
3. "Computer Blue" ("Hallway Speech" version)
4. "Electric Intercourse" (studio)
5. "Our Destiny/Roadhouse Garden"
6. "Possessed" (1983 version)
7. "Wonderful A**"
8. "Velvet Kitty Cat"
9. "Katrina's Paper Dolls"
10. "We Can F***"
11. "Father's Song"

Purple Rain Deluxe -- Expanded Edition
Includes Purple Rain Deluxe Disc One and Disc Two, plus...

Disc Three: Single Edits & B-Sides
1. "When Doves Cry" (edit)
2. "17 Days"
3. "Let's Go Crazy" (edit)
4. "Let's Go Crazy" (Special Dance Mix)
5. "Erotic City"
6. "Erotic City" ("Make Love Not War Erotic City Come Alive")
7. "Purple Rain" (edit)
8. "God"
9. "God" (Love Theme from Purple Rain)
10. "Another Lonely Christmas"
11. "Another Lonely Christmas" (extended version)
12. "I Would Die 4 U" (edit)
13. "I Would Die 4 U" (extended version)
14. "Baby I'm A Star" (edit)
15. "Take Me With U" (edit)

DVD:  Prince and The Revolution, Live at the Carrier Dome,  Syracuse, NY, March 30, 1985
1. "Let's Go Crazy"
2. "Delirious"
3. "1999"
4. "Little Red Corvette"
5. "Take Me with U"
6. "Do Me, Baby"
7. "Irresistible B****"
8. "Possessed"
9. "How Come U Don't Call Me Anymore?"
10. "Let's Pretend We're Married"
11. "International Lover"
12. "God"
13. "Computer Blue"
14. "Darling Nikki"
15. "The Beautiful Ones"
16. "When Doves Cry"
17. "I Would Die 4 U"
18. "Baby I'm a Star"
19. "Purple Rain"

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Republic RecordsWelcome to Friday, and new music from John Mellencamp

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member's released Sad Clowns & Hillbillies today.  His follow-up to 2014's Plain Spoken is a duets album with country singer Carlene Carter, the stepdaughter of the late Johnny Cash and daughter of his late wife, June Carter Cash

Sad Clowns & Hillbillies also features a duet with country star Martina McBride, on the track "Grandview."  The pair performed the song Thursday night on Late Night with Seth Meyers, where Mellencamp also performed an acoustic version of his classic, "Jack and Diane."

As already announced, Mellencamp will tour behind Sad Clowns & Hillbillies this summer, beginning June 5 in Geenwood Village, CO, wrapping up September 3 in Canfield, OH.  In addition to Carter, country and Americana legend Emmylou Harris will John on select dates, as well as folk-pop duo Lily & Madeleine.  You can find all the dates on Mellencamp's official website -- every ticket purchased online comes with a free Sad Clowns & Hillbillies CD.

Here's the Sad Clowns & Hillbillies track list:

"Mobile Blue"
"Battle of Angels"
"Grandview," featuring Martina McBride
"Indigo Sunset"
"What Kind of Man Am I"
"All Night Talk Radio"
"Sugar Hill Mountain"
"You Are Blind"
"Damascus Road"
"Early Bird Café"
"Sad Clowns"
"My Soul’s Got Wings"
"Easy Target"

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Kevin Kane; Kevin Mazur; Kevin Mazur/Courtesy of HBOThe 2017 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony took place earlier this month in Brooklyn, New York, and you can watch an HBO special featuring highlights from the extravaganza that premieres Saturday, April 29 at 8 p.m. ET. Among the artists honored at the ceremony were Journey, Yes, Electric Light Orchestra, Chic's Nile Rodgers and folk singer Joan Baez.

Here's a rundown of some of the moments you can expect to see on the special:

--Ex-Journey singer Steve Perry joined his former band mates to accept his induction, although he didn't perform. Perry warmly greeted the other members, and delivered a heartfelt speech. With current frontman Arnel Pineda, Journey performed "Separate Ways," "Lights" and "Don't Stop Believin'." Founding Journey keyboardist/singer Gregg Rolie and drummer Aynsley Dunbar took part in the "Lights" performance.

--Yes was inducted by Rush's Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson. Following speeches, most of the band's classic lineup reunited during the performance segment, which saw Lee filling in for late bassist Chris Squire.

--Electric Light Orchestra opened the ceremony with their cover of "Roll Over Beethoven," in tribute to the late Chuck Berry. The late George Harrison's son, Dhani, inducted ELO. After speeches from frontman Jeff Lynne and founding singer/multi-instrumentalist Roy Wood, the band performed its classics "Evil Woman" and "Mr. Blue Sky."

--Rodgers, recipient of the Rock Hall's Award for Musical Excellence, was inducted by Pharrell Williams. Jackson Browne inducted Baez.

--This year's other inductees were grunge rockers Pearl Jam and late rapper Tupac Shakur, who were inducted, respectively, by David Letterman and Snoop Dogg.

--The show also included a Prince tribute by Lenny Kravitz, performing "When Doves Cry" and "The Cross."

--The night ended with all the inductees coming together for a rendition of Neil Young's "Rockin' in the Free World."

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Credit: Derek BlanksShould you ever find yourself invited to Patti LaBelle's home for some of her famous sweet potato pie, don't expect to hear the iconic vocalist sing as she serves you a slice.

As Ms. Patti explains to ABC Radio, "I don't sing in the shower nor do I sing when I'm cooking. I just don't listen to music. If I were to choose a song, it would be [rapper Tupac Shakur's] 'California Love.'...Then I can cut up stuff. But no, I don't even play that." 

Nevertheless, the celebrity chef and music legend has a few favorite songs she likes to jam out to from time to time, including Peter Gabriel's 1982 track "Shock the Monkey," Chaka Khan's classic "Ain't Nobody" and 50 Cent's smash "In Da Club."  In fact, she busted a move to the rap star's hit when she appeared on ABC's Dancing with the Stars.

LaBelle says she also loves Kanye West, and remembers the moment the "Heartless" rapper cautiously asked her to provide guest vocals on his 2005 song "Roses." 

"I was in the studio with his mother. Just gone by to see him," Patti recalls. "And he says, 'Miss LaBelle. Please, I hate to ask you, but would you mind singing this for my grandmother or something?' And I said, 'No, I don't mind honey. I love to sing.' So I did that with him, but I haven't performed with any other rappers."

LaBelle's new cookbook, Desserts LaBelle, was published on Tuesday, and her first studio album in more than eight years, the jazz-influenced Bel Hommage, will be released on May 5.

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Real World RecordsThe third installment of Peter Gabriel's vinyl reissue campaign featuring multiple-LP, half-speed-remastered versions of albums from his back catalog will arrive on July 28.

The records being released as part of the campaign are three soundtrack albums: 1985's Birdy, 1989's Passion and 2002's Long Walk Home.

Birdy, the soundtrack to the 1984 Alan Parker-directed film of the same name, includes several tracks that were based on pre-existing songs from Gabriel's third and fourth studio albums. Peter co-produced the record with frequent U2 collaborator Daniel Lanois.

Passion was the soundtrack to director Martin Scorsese's controversial 1988 biblical drama The Last Temptation of Christ, although Gabriel also included new music that was not heard in the movie. A number of renowned international musicians contributed to the project, including Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Youssou N'Dour  and Baaba Maal.

Long Walk Home was the soundtrack to the award-winning Australian flick Rabbit-Proof Fence, directed by Phillip Noyce.

Birdy and Long Walk Home will be available as two-LP sets, while Passion will be a three-LP collection with the last side of Disc Three featuring a laser etching rather than music. All of the albums are packaged in gatefold sleeves and will play at 45 rpm. This will mark the first time Long Walk Home will be issued on vinyl.

"I've always loved film music and I've been lucky enough create music for three very different kinds of film," says Gabriel about the soundtracks. "All the films share strong stories and memorable performances. In each case they also have musical directors…who really care about, and feel, the music they work with. They each allowed me to create moods and atmospheres within the music that I felt could serve their narrative."

Here are the track lists of Gabriel's soon-to-be-reissued soundtrack albums:


Side A
"At Night"
"Floating Dogs"
"Quiet and Alone"

Side B
"Close Up" (from "Family Snapshot")
"Slow Water"
"Dressing the Wound"

Side C
"Birdy's Flight" (from "Not One of Us")
"Slow Marimbas"
"The Heat" (from "The Rhythm of the Heat")

Side D
"Sketchpad with Trumpet and Voice"
"Under Lock and Key" (from "Wallflower")
"Powerhouse at the Foot of the Mountain" (from "San Jacinto")


Side A
"The Feeling Begins"
"Of These, Hope"
"Lazarus Raised"
"Of These, Hope -- Reprise"

Side B
"In Doubt"
"A Different Drum"

Side C
"Before Night Falls"
"With This Love"

Side D
"With This Love -- Choir"
"Wall of Breath"

Side E
"The Promise of Shadows"
"It Is Accomplished"
"Bread and Wine"

Side F
Etching (no music)

Long Walk Home:

Side A
"Stealing the Children"
"Unlocking the Door"
"The Tracker"
"Running to the Rain"

Side B
"On the Map"
"A Sense of Home"
"Go Away Mr. Evans"
"Moodoo's Secret"
"Gracie's Recapture"

Side C
"Crossing the Salt Pan"
"The Return (Parts 1, 2 and 3)"

Side D
"Ngankarrparni (Sky Blue -- Reprise)"
"The Rabbit-Proof Fence"

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Universal Music GroupU.K. newspaper The Guardian is giving Beatles fans an exclusive preview of one of the unreleased studio outtakes that will be included in the upcoming expanded 50th anniversary reissue of the group's landmark 1967 album, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.

The track is an in-progress version of the album's title song, that's missing elements including the lead guitar heard during the intro, the prominent horn sections, and the cheering crowd noises.

The outtake, which is subtitled "Take 9 and Speech," also is missing the sung "Billy Shears" transition into "With a Little Help from My Friends," and instead has a long fade-out section featuring various band members whistling and yelling out phrases such as "I feel it" and "Gotta be free now."

The very end of the track features studio chatter, during which you can hear Paul McCartney comment, "I think it'll probably be another day singing it," and George Harrison making a suggestion about how to approach singing part of the tune.

You can check out the track at

The 50th anniversary edition of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band will be released May 26 in various configurations and formats, including a Super Deluxe box set featuring a newly remastered version of the album, a mono mix of the record, 34 previously unreleased recordings from the sessions, a making-of documentary and much more.

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UMeThe soundtrack for one of David Bowie's signature movies is getting the reissue treatment.

The soundtrack to the 1986 fantasy film Labyrinth will be reissued on vinyl on May 12. The package replicates the album's original jacket and artwork, plus the inner sleeve of photos of Bowie in the film.

Directed by late Muppets creator Jim HensonLabyrinth tells the story of a young girl, played by a then-15-year-old Jennifer Connelly, who travels to the center of an otherworldly maze to rescue her infant brother after she unwittingly wishes him away. Bowie plays Jareth, the Goblin King, who takes possession of the child. The movie also features numerous puppet creations from Henson's Creature Shop.

In a 1986 interview with Movieline, Bowie recalled his involvement in the movie, saying, "I'd always wanted to be involved in the music-writing aspect of a movie that would appeal to children of all ages…and I must say that Jim gave me a completely free hand with it."

He added, "The script itself was terribly amusing without being vicious or spiteful or bloody, and it also had a lot more heart than many other special effects movies. So I was pretty well hooked from the beginning."

The Labyrinth soundtrack features a six-part instrumental score by film composer Trevor Jones, augmented by five original songs written by Bowie: "Underground," "Magic Dance," "Chilly Down," "As the World Falls Down" and "Within You." Bowie sings lead vocals on all except "Chilly Down."

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Simon & SchusterBruce Springsteen’s longtime photographer is preparing a new book of snapshots.

In November, Frank Stefanko will release Bruce Springsteen: Further Up the Road, chronicling forty years of his Boss-related shots. According to Rolling Stone, many of the photos in the new book are previously unreleased, and many are from two photo shoots with Springsteen: one in 2004 and another from this year.

Stefanko shot the cover photos for two Springsteen albums: Darkness on the Edge of Town and The River. He also took the cover shot for Bruce’s recent autobiography, Born to Run.

Springsteen himself wrote the introduction for Further Up the Road. The book's publisher, Wall of Sound Editions, plans to print just under two thousand copies, and Stefanko will sign each one. The first 350 will be available as a deluxe edition costing $630, with rest going for $380 apiece.

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Nick Elgar/Corbis/VCG via Getty ImagesFormer Talking Heads leader David Byrne has penned a sweet memorial for director Jonathan Demme, who died Wednesday morning at age 73.

Demme directed Stop Making Sense, the acclaimed 1984 concert documentary shot during Talking Heads’ tour in support of their Speaking in Tongues album.

In a message on his website, Byrne says he’d enjoyed Demme’s earlier films and “could sense his love of ordinary people” and that Demme was “a huge music fan.”

Byrne explains, “We booked four nights at the Pantages Theatre in L.A. at the tail end of a tour for filming. Jonathan joined us on the road and became familiar with the band and the show."

He notes, "Jonathan’s skill was to see the show almost as a theatrical ensemble piece, in which the characters and their quirks would be introduced to the audience, and you’d get to know the band as people, each with their distinct personalities. They became your friends, in a sense.”

Byrne says Demme’s mentoring helped give him the confidence to try his hand at feature film directing himself, with 1986’s True Stories.  “Jonathan helped me as I was developing True Stories," he explains. "I wrote a song for his film Something Wild [and] a score for Married to the Mob.”

Byrne continues, “Jonathan went on to make a lot more features—some hugely successful, others not so much. He interspersed these with a number of documentaries and music films. The documentaries are pure labors of love. They tend to be celebrations of unsung heroes…He often turned what would be a genre film into a very personal expression. His view of the world was open, warm, animated and energetic.

Byrne ends his essay with a simple message: “Jonathan, we’ll miss you.”

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Michael Ochs Archives/Getty ImagesLegendary Memphis soul label Stax Records has big plans for its 60th anniversary. Rolling Stone reports that on May 19, Stax, in collaboration with Rhino Entertainment and Concord Music Group, will launch a year-long release campaign dubbed Stax Classics.  It will feature new compilations from the likes of Otis Redding, Isaac Hayes, The Staple Singers, Sam and Dave, William Bell, Johnnie Taylor, Carla Thomas, Booker T. & the M.G.'s, The Dramatics and Albert King.

There will also be reissues of many classic Stax albums on vinyl, including Redding’s 1965 release, The Great Otis Redding Sings Soul Ballads, and a special 50th anniversary version of Redding and Thomas’ 1967 duet disc, King and Queen.

Additionally, Stax Classics plans a three-disc 60th anniversary box set and the fourth installment of its Complete Stax Singles collection. Rhino and Concord will also make numerous Stax albums available for online streaming for the first time in newly remastered editions.

 The label originally known as Satellite Records was founded by Jim Stewart in 1957, changing its name in 1960 to Stax (combining the first two letters of the last names of Stewart and his sister/business partner, Estelle Axton). Operating out of its own studio in Memphis, the label churned out hits with help from a stable of songwriters and its house band, Booker T. & the M.G.'s.

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DualtoneAnother song from the late Chuck Berry’s final album, Chuck, has debuted.

“Wonderful Woman” premiered via The New Yorker website. In addition to Berry’s signature guitar and vocals, the track features a guest appearance from acclaimed Austin, Texas guitarist Gary Clark Jr.

Chuck is Berry’s first studio disc since 1979’s Rock It. Eight of the ten tracks were written by Berry, who passed away last month at age 90. Produced by Berry and recorded in his native St. Louis, the album features son Charles Berry Jr. on guitar and daughter Ingrid Berry on vocals and harmonica, plus other musicians who’d been working with him for nearly 20 years at his famed Blueberry Hill club.

Other guests on the album include guitarist Tom Morello and singer Nathaniel Rateliff. It also features liner notes from acclaimed historian Douglas Brinkley.

Here’s the track list for Chuck Berry’s Chuck album:

"Wonderful Woman"
"Big Boys"
"You Go to My Head"
"3/4 Time (Enchiladas)"
"Lady B. Goode"
"She Still Loves You"
"Jamaica Moon"
"Eyes of Man"

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L-R: Jonathan Demme and David Byrne; Lynn Goldsmith/Corbis/VCG via Getty ImagesNot only did the late Oscar-winning director Jonathan Demme helm such acclaimed dramas as Silence of the Lambs and Philadelphia, he was also a concert film visionary.

Demme, who died Wednesday at age 73, directed Stop Making Sense, the groundbreaking 1984 Talking Heads concert documentary. The film gained accolades for its imaginative construction and editing, and was the first to be shot entirely using digital audio.

Demme also directed a trilogy of concert film/documentaries featuring Neil Young: 2006’s Heart of Gold, 2009’s Neil Young Trunk Show, and 2012’s Neil Young Journeys.

Demme’s music video work included the video for Springsteen's "Streets of Philadelphia," and Bruce's 1995 clip for "Murder Incorporated."

In addition, Demme directed 1985’s “Sun City” video for Artists United Against Apartheid, the activist group founded by Little Steven Van Zandt. The project featured Springsteen, Bono, Ringo Starr, Jackson Browne, Keith Richards and many others.

One of Demme's final projects was a multimedia film for a new Rock and Roll Hall of Fame exhibit called the Power of Rock Experience that'll premiere at the Hall July 1. Earlier this month, Rock Hall CEO Greg Harris told ABC Radio that the 12-minute film compresses 31 years of footage from Hall induction ceremonies into "an immersive experience based on the emotions of rock 'n roll."

In a statement to ABC Radio today, Harris said, “Jonathan had a keen ability to meld his passion for music and storytelling in works that showed us the world in a new light. It was an honor to have worked with him on one of his last projects.”

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UMeStatus Quo are reissuing deluxe editions of three albums from their catalog.

The British boogie-blues veterans will offer multi-disc versions of 1976’s Blue for You, 1980’s Just Supposin’, and 1981’s Never Too Late on May 26. Between them, the reissues will include 36 previously unreleased tracks or versions of songs. Each deluxe edition also comes with an enhanced booklet, rare photos and memorabilia from the band’s personal collection.

Blue for You was the final album to feature Status Quo’s classic four-piece line up. The two-CD reissue has been remastered and includes a bonus disc of demos and live tracks.

Just Supposin’ made the Top Five of the U.K. charts upon its release. The reissue also comes with a bonus disc of demos and live recordings.

Never Too Late was the last album to feature drummer John Coghlan. The deluxe, three-CD reissue includes a bonus disc featuring a 1981 concert.

Full details and complete track lists are available on the band’s website.

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Credit: UMeABBA is getting in on the reissue gold rush.

The Swedish hitmakers will release a 25th anniversary limited-edition version of their 1992 best-of collection, Gold: Greatest Hits, on June 30. The two-album set will be pressed on heavyweight 180-gram gold-colored vinyl and will also include a card enabling MP3 download of the tracks.

Featuring such hits as “Waterloo,” “Dancing Queen,” “The Name of the Game” and “SOS,” Gold: Greatest Hits has sold over 30 million copies worldwide.

ABBA was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2010. The quartet of Agnetha Faltskog, Bjorn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson and Anni-Frid Lyngstad are reportedly reuniting to work on a project with music guru Simon Fuller, the man behind the Spice Girls, among others.  According to Metro, the project will be a “groundbreaking venture that will utilize the very latest in digital and virtual reality technology.”

Here’s the track list for the limited-edition reissue of Abba’s Gold: Greatest Hits:

Side One
“Dancing Queen”
”Knowing Me, Knowing You”
”Take A Chance On Me”
”Mamma Mia”
”Lay All Your Love On Me”

Side Two
”Super Trouper”
”I Have A Dream”
”The Winner Takes It All”
”Money, Money, Money”

Side Three
”Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)”

Side Four
”Does Your Mother Know”
”One Of Us”
”The Name Of The Game”
”Thank You For The Music”

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Courtesy Rock & Roll Hall of FameThe Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is located in Cleveland, but the induction ceremony doesn't always take place there.  But it will next year.

This morning, the Hall announced that the 33rd annual Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will be held April 14, 2018 at Cleveland's historic Public Hall.  The last time it was held at that location was 2015.  A variety of induction-themed events will be held at the Hall and throughout the city in conjunction with the event.

This year's induction ceremony took place earlier this month in Brooklyn, NY -- you can watch it Saturday night on HBO starting at 8 p.m. ET/PT.  The honorees were Joan Baez, ELO, Journey, Nile Rodgers, Pearl Jam, Tupac Shakur, and Yes. 

The special guests at the ceremony included Lenny Kravitz, Alicia Keys, Snoop Dogg, Pharrell Williams, T.I., Rush's Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson, Jackson Browne, Train's Pat Monahan, Dhani Harrison, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Indigo Girls, and others.

An exhibit dedicated to this year's honorees is now open at the Hall, and will run through the winter of 2018.

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Credit: Eagle RecordsFor the first time in 14 years, there’s a new Procol Harum album.

Novum, the veteran British progressive rock band’s first new studio album since 2003’s The Well’s on Fire, was released April 21. The group continues to be led by one of its founding members, singer/keyboardist/composer Gary Brooker, who’s been the distinctive voice of Procol Harum since they exploded on the scene in 1967 with the legendary single, “Whiter Shade of Pale.”

Novum is Procol Harum’s 13th album overall and helps mark the band’s 50th anniversary. Brooker tells ABC Radio that milestone was the inspiration to record new material: “So off we went. And the band, we've been playing live, this outfit as we stand today, for 10 years, and this was the first time we've been in the studio. So we suddenly got very excited about it.”

Most of the lyrics on the new album came courtesy of Pete Brown, best known for his work with Cream in the 1960s. The music was a collaborative process between Brooker and the other band members. He recalls, "I thought I would like to sit down with a couple of the people from the band…very, very capable creators. So I sat down with (keyboardist) Josh Phillips, and then we got (guitarist) Geoff Whitehorn involved as well, and we started to think up new ideas.”

Novum features 11 new tracks, one in particular that Brooker enjoys singing: the first single, “Sunday Morning.” He explains, “You can really get into that one. I mean, they're all good songs to put yourself into as a vocalist.”

Brooker proudly adds that he considers Novum “to be one of the finest Procol Harum albums ever.”

Here's the track list for Novum:

“I Told on You”
“Last Chance Motel"
“Image of the Beast”
“Don’t Get Caught”
“Sunday Morning”
“Can’t Say That”
“The Only One”

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Fred Duval/FilmMagicMight we be able to add Genesis to the list of superstar rock reunions? Mike Rutherford, for one, says he'd be down with that.

The guitarist/bassist tells England’s Daily Mirror the group’s 50th anniversary offers the opportunity for he, keyboardist Tony Banks and singer/drummer Phil Collins to perhaps do a few shows together.  If it happens -- and it's a big "if" -- it would mark the first Genesis concerts since the trio’s reunion tour a decade ago, after which Collins retired due to ongoing medical issues.

Rutherford says thoughts of reuniting coincided with both he and Collins publishing recent memoirs.

Mike explains, “I think both of us have gone through this [period of] slightly looking back in our lives in writing the book. I came away, as he did too, with a feeling of what an incredible time we’ve had. How lucky we’ve been. And more importantly, what a great friendship we’ve had.”

He didn't address whether original lead singer Peter Gabriel, who split from Genesis in 1975, or guitarist Steve Hackett, who departed two years later for a solo career, might be involved in any reunion or anniversary celebration.

Regarding their friendships, Rutherford says, "Obviously, all of us, but especially the three of us -- myself, [Phil] and Tony -- it was quite a special relationship.”

Collins recently announced he'd be coming out of retirement to do a series of concerts in London, Cologne, Germany; Paris and Dublin, Ireland in June. A few of those shows will feature opening sets from Rutherford’s long-running band Mike The Mechanics, who recently issued their eighth album, Let Me Fly.

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Kevin Winter/Getty Images via ABCOne person who won't be buying a ticket for a planned Madonna biopic?  Madonna herself.

Following a report that Universal plans to make a movie called Blond Ambition, focusing on Madonna's early career, the Queen of Pop took to Instagram to denounce the project.

Nobody knows what I know and what I have seen. Only I can tell my story," she captioned a 1980s'-era photo of herself. "Anyone else who tries is a charlatan and a fool. Looking for instant gratification without doing the work. This is a disease in our society."

While Madonna has starred in any number of films -- from Desperately Seeking Susan and the documentary Truth or Dare, to Evita and the James Bond flick Die Another Day -- she's never told her story in movie or book form. The day she decides to spill it all, though, expect a multi-million-dollar bidding war.

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MJ Kim/MPL Communications LtdFans in over a dozen more cities will have a chance to go One on One with Paul McCartney.

McCartney has announced 14 additional dates for the North American leg of his One on One tour, beginning July 5 in Miami, Florida. The dates include four cities the former Beatle has never played before: Duluth, Georgia; Bossier City, Louisiana; Wichita, Kansas; and Syracuse, New York. 

A July 25 show in Tinley Park, Illinois goes on sale April 29, with tickets for the other dates going on sale May 1 and May 5, respectively, depending on the show. Full information is available at McCartney’s official website.

McCartney is touring with the same band that's accompanied him for more than a decade: guitarist Rusty Anderson, bassist/guitarist Brian Ray, keyboardist Paul “Wix” Wickens and drummer Abe Laboriel, Jr. Check out exclusive rehearsal footage here.

Here are Paul McCartney's updated One on One North American tour dates:

7/5 – Miami, FL, American Airlines Arena
7/10 – Tampa, FL, Amalie Arena
7/13 – Duluth, GA, Infinite Energy Arena
7/15 -- Bossier City, LA, CenturyLink Center
7/19 – Wichita, KS, INTRUST Bank Arena
7/21 -- Des Moines, IA, Wells Fargo Arena
7/23 – Omaha, NE, CenturyLink Center
7/25 -- Tinley Park, IL, Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre, Tinley Park
9/11 – Newark, NJ, Prudential Center
9/15 -- New York, NY, Madison Square Garden
9/19 – Brooklyn, NY, Barclays Center
9/ 23 – Syracuse, NY, Carrier Dome
9/ 26 – Uniondale, NY, NYCB LIVE’s Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
10/1 -- Detroit MI, Little Caesars Arena

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