Image Courtesy of AXS TVHeart's Ann and Nancy Wilson, Gregg Allman and Bryan Adams are among the music stars who will be featured on upcoming episodes of the Dan Rather-hosted AXS TV series The Big Interview, which will kick off its third season on October 20 at 8 p.m. ET.
The Wilson sisters will appear on the season-three premiere of The Big Interview, each episode of which features Rather having an in-depth conversation with various celebrities from the entertainment world. Allman will appear on the November 3 installment of the show, while Adams will be featured on the November 10 episode.
Other upcoming Big Interview episodes will feature Patti LaBelle, country veteran Charley Pride, director Quentin Tarantino and supermodel-turned-entrepreneur Kathy Ireland.
Here are all of the premiere dates for all of the newly announced episodes of The Big Interview:
Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images StevieWonder is officially single again.
A Los Angeles judge this week signed off on the singer's divorce from his second wife, fashion designer Kai Millard Morris, TMZ reports.
The two will share custody of their two sons, ages 14 and 10, and Wonder must pay 25 thousand dollars per month in child support. As part of the agreement, he may take the kids on tour with him on a limited basis.
The couple married in 2001 and separated in 2009. Wonder filed for divorce more than three years ago.
Mary McCartney/MPL; Image Courtesy of Columbia RecordsA new Grammy charity auction featuring items signed by a variety of legendary artists, including Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Smokey Robinson and Carole King, is set to run through October 21. The Grammy Legends sale kicked off on Monday, and a number of new items be added each day through this Sunday at ebay.com/Grammy.
As of Tuesday evening, seven lots were up for bid: acoustic guitars autographed by Springsteen and Tom Petty, a VIP experience with Lionel Richie, a copy of Rolling Stone magazine signed by Neil Young and vintage vinyl LPs autographed by Robinson, Rod Stewart and Tom Jones.
Upcoming items collectibles that will be added to the sale during the coming days include signed vinyl albums from King, Dolly Parton and Barbra Streisand; a vintage issue of Rolling Stone autographed by Dylan; a limited-edition Hofner bass signed by McCartney; an autographed Who box set; and guitars signed by Crosby, Stills and Nash and James Taylor.
Proceeds raised by the auction will benefit the Grammy Foundation and the MusiCares Foundation.
Tom Haller; David BlausteinLed by Yoko Ono, thousands of people came together at the East Meadow area of New York City's Central Park on Tuesday in an attempt to create the world's largest peace sign in honor of the upcoming 75th anniversary of John Lennon's birth. CBC.ca reports that more than 2,000 people participated in the event -- which Ono helped organize -- although the gathering fell far short of the 5,815 needed to break the record, according to a Guinness World Records representative.
Still, the event served to spread the "Imagine Peace" message long promoted by Lennon and his widow. Speaking with WABC television at the gathering, Ono noted that her late husband "really worked hard on trying to make things better for people…so this is a very, very positive thing that's happened."
Kinks guitarist Dave Davies also was on hand, and performed a version of his song "Strangers" during the festivities. He told ABC Radio, "It's such a great event, and such a great way of celebrating not just John Lennon's life and legacy but the concept of using imagination to create a better world and a better future…I think it's a very deep spiritual concept, and I like it."
Davies added that he thought Lennon also would have loved the event, while noting, "Good magic is all about good intent. And we can pray [for the world] that we want rather than what we put up with."
Lennon, who was killed in December 1980, would have celebrated his 75th birthday this Friday, October 9.
Credit: William RummelBob Seger will be recognized with the prestigious Legend of Live honor during the 12th annual Billboard Touring Conference & Awards, which will take place November 18 and 19 at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York City. The award recognizes artists and other music business figures who have made lasting contributions to the touring industry.
"Bob Seger is one of the most enduring live acts of all time and we are thrilled to honor him as our 2015 Legend of Live," says Billboard executive Ray Waddell. "While he has written and recorded some of the most beloved songs in rock history, Mr. Seger spent years grinding it out in the Midwest before he exploded into the national consciousness with one of the greatest live albums ever in 1975's Live Bullet. He's been packing arenas ever since."
Most recently, Seger mounted a major tour in support of his latest album, Ride Out, that wound down this past March. The 70-year-old singer was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004 and the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2012.
Previous Legend of Live honorees include Lionel Richie, Neil Diamond, Journey, Rush, Ozzy Osbourne, The Allman Brothers Band, and Elton John.
Linda McCartney/Hear MusicA new video made to accompany a newly remixed version of Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson's chart-topping 1983 hit "Say Say Say" premiered Tuesday on McCartney's official Facebook page. The track appears on the bonus disc included with the expanded versions of Sir Paul's newly reissued 1983 solo album, Pipes of Peace, and features previously unused vocals from the original recording sessions.
The black-and-white video was directed by choreographer Ryan Heffington, whose credits include Sia's "Chandelier" and "Elastic Heart" clips. The flick follows an energetic teenage boy as he dances his way through his urban Los Angeles neighborhood, trading steps with a variety of people he encounters along his journey.
The new "Say Say Say" remix was put together by combining unused vocals McCartney and Jackson had recorded, along with an instrumental mix of the tune the DJ John "Jellybean" Benitez had created. The updated version features Paul and Michael switching vocal parts in the verses in comparison with the original song, with Jackson singing the first line, followed by McCartney.
McCartney recalls his collaboration with Jackson on "Say Say Say" took place after Michael phone him and told him he wanted to write a song with him.
"So he came over to England and we just sat down. I thought, well, it's not easy to just sit down with anyone you don't know and just write, start songwriting because you've got to get the chemistry right," Paul explains. "But I thought, it is Michael -- you know, I'll just try! If it doesn't work, we'll just throw it away."
Of course, the duet turned out to be a great success, and ended up topping the Billboard Hot 100 for an impressive six weeks in 1983.
Credit: Jimmy KingThe new song that David Bowie wrote and recorded for use as the theme music for the upcoming European television The Last Panthershas premiered online at the Sky Atlantic network's official YouTube channel. The tune, titled "Blackstar," can be heard in a video showing the crime drama's opening sequence.
The song begins with Bowie chanting ominously, "On the day of execution, only women kneel and smile…At the center of it all, your eyes." Then some synth-based Middle Eastern-sounding music kicks in, driven by a thumping bass line. The Last Panther opening combines live action and animation, and includes images of a smoking gun, breaking glass, angels and demons.
Bowie wrote "Blackstar" after meeting with The Last Panthers director Johan Renck, who says he showed the rock legend versions of the first two episodes and talked with him about the show's themes to help him inspire him to create the tune.
"We discussed the various aspects of the show; naturally the plot line, but also the underlying currents of guilt and personality flaws," says Renck. "We talked about the dark heart of Europe. We talked about the biblical aspects of human nature."
In addition, the director says he showed Bowie "the first concept board I had just made for the title sequence -- images from the show laced with chimaeras and demons from the worlds of [Renaissance painters] Bosch and Grunewald."
The Panthers is a six-part series featuring John Hurt and Samantha Morton. The show will premiere on November 12, and will air on the Sky Atlantic network in the U.K., Ireland, Italy, Germany and Austria, and on Canal in France.
Courtesy of Songwriters Hall of FameThe latest nominees for the Songwriters Hall of Fame have been revealed, and the list includes a variety of legendary artists, among them the late George Harrison, the late Marvin Gaye, Sly Stone, the Electric Light Orchestra's Jeff Lynne and ex-Doobie Brother Michael McDonald.
Others up for the prestigious honor include Steve Miller, John Mellencamp, the late Jimi Hendrix, John Mellencamp, Tom Petty, Madonna and Gloria Estefan, as well as Nile Rodgers and the late Bernard Edwards of Chic.
In the non-performing category, nominees include Motown founder Berry Gordy; Chip Taylor, who wrote the Troggs classic "Wild Thing; Rod Temperton, who penned several of Michael Jackson's classic hits; and John D. Loudermilk, whose songs were recorded by The Everly Brothers, Paul Revere and the Raiders, The Nashville Teens and many others.
Members of the Songwriters Hall of Fame have until December 11 to submit their votes; the inductees then will be revealed at a later date. The honorees officially will be inducted next year during a gala ceremony in New York City on June 9.
Image Courtesy of Press Here PublicityFormer Allman Brothers Band guitarist Warren Haynes has announced details of his 27th annual Christmas Jam concert, which will take place December 12 at US Cellular Center in the veteran rocker's hometown of Asheville, North Carolina. In addition to a solo appearance by Haynes, this year's lineup includes The Doobie Brothers, the electric version of Hot Tuna, Bruce Hornsby and Tedeschi Trucks Band, featuring Warren's fellow Allman Brothers alum Derek Trucks.
For the 17th year running, the Christmas Jam will benefit Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity. Proceeds raised will go toward building energy-efficient houses, as well as purchasing and developing property for future Habitat projects.
Among the other confirmed artists on the 2015 Christmas Jam bill are Joe Bonamassa, Dawes and Blackberry Smoke, while more acts will be announced soon. Tickets for the show go on sale to the general public on October 23, while a pre-sale for VIP tickets and travel packages starts this Friday, October 9.
In addition to the main concert, a series of "Christmas Jam by Day" events will be scheduled that will include music performances and art exhibits held at various locations in and around Asheville during that same weekend. There also is an initiative called "Before the Jam Lend a Hand," which gives volunteers the chance to help build the houses funded by Christmas Jam donations. For more information about this year's Christmas Jam, visit XmasJam.com and Facebook.com/XmasJam.
PRNewsFoto/Epic Rights; PRNewsFoto/T.J. Martell FoundationOn Tuesday, October 6, Yoko Ono will be on hand at the East Meadow area of New York City's Central Park to co-host a Guinness World Records attempt at the creation of the largest human peace sign, in honor of the 75th anniversary of John Lennon's birth. Fans can pre-register to participate in the event -- which begins at 10 a.m. ET and is free and open to the public -- by visiting ImaginePeace.Eventbrite.com.
More than 6,000 people are expected to take part in the celebration, and at the same time help spread the "Imagine Peace" message around the world in tribute to the late Beatles legend. At 12:30 p.m. ET, aerial photos of the peace sign will be taken via from the FlyNYON helicopter. The event, which Ono organized in partnership with the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus, also will include surprise musical performances, as well as various family-friendly activities and Lennon-themed commemorative experiences. One of the performances will be by founding Kinks guitarist Dave Davies, who will play a song in homage to Lennon shortly after noon local time.
The Lennon Bus, which is now in its 18th year of touring, is a state-of-the-art mobile recording facility that gives students of all ages the opportunity to learn firsthand about audio and video production.
"New York was a very special place for John -- his adopted home -- and I'm so happy that the John Lennon Bus is there to celebrate his 75th birthday," says Yoko in a statement.
In related news, Ono will be in Reykjavik, Iceland, on Friday, October 9 -- Lennon's actual birth date -- for the annual lighting of the Imagine Peace Tower. The memorial -- a white stone monument that projects a strong light beam into the sky -- was unveiled on October 9, 2007, and is lit on Lennon's birth date each year, as well as on select other dates.
Image Courtesy of PMK-BNCDead & Company, the new Grateful Dead spinoff project featuring three of the band's surviving core members, as well as pop-blues star John Mayer, have added a very special third concert at New York City's Madison Square Garden to their upcoming U.S. tour.
A total of 5,000 grand prizes, each featuring two tickets to the show, will be made available. You can submit your entry now through Thursday, October 8 at 11:59 p.m. ET, and you must be at least 18 years old to enter. Winners will be announced on or after October 22. No tickets will be sold to the event.
The concert also will be streamed live as part the American Express Unstaged series online at AmexUnstaged.com and via mobile devices with the Unstaged app. The event will be directed by Brett Ratner, whose film credits include Rush Hour and X-Men. The band and American Express are encouraging fans who'd like to attend the concert or plan to watch the livestream to contribute money to The Robin Hood Foundation, which supports various charities and programs that fight poverty and help people in need throughout the New York City area.
"Well, this is great -- this is the system working at its best," says The Grateful Dead's Bob Weir about the event. "Our fans get music for free, we get to play our music for a bunch of folks who might otherwise not get to catch it, [American Express] gets to support music and the arts, and everyone gets to come together at Madison Square Garden and online to benefit The Robin Hood Foundation and New York City's less fortunate."
As previously reported, Dead & Company features founding Grateful Dead members Weir, Bill Kreutzmann and Mickey Hart, and Mayer, along with ex-Allman Brothers Band bassist Oteil Burbridge and RatDog keyboardist Jeff Chimenti. The only surviving core member of the Dead not taking part in the project is bassist Phil Lesh, who is focusing on his group Phil Lesh & Friends. Dead & Company's U.S. tour kicks off on October 29 in Albany, New York, and winds down with a December 30-31 engagement in the Los Angeles area.
Here are all of Dead & Company's U.S. tour dates:
10/29 -- Albany, NY, Times Union Center 10/31 -- New York, NY, Madison Square Garden 11/1 -- New York, NY, Madison Square Garden 11/5 -- Philadelphia, PA, Wells Fargo Center 11/6 -- Washington, DC, Verizon Center 11/7 -- New York, NY, Madison Square Garden* 11/10 -- Worcester, MA, DCU Center 11/11 -- Buffalo, NY, First Niagara Center 11/13 -- Columbus, OH, Nationwide Arena 11/14 -- Greensboro, NC, Greensboro Coliseum Complex 11/17 -- Atlanta, GA, Philips Arena 11/18 -- Nashville, TN, Bridgestone Arena 11/20 -- St. Louis, MO, Scottrade Center 11/21 -- Minneapolis, MN, Target Center 11/24 -- Broomfield, CO, 1stBANK Center 11/25 -- Broomfield, CO, 1stBANK Center 11/27 -- Las Vegas, NV, MGM Grand Garden Arena 11/28 -- Las Vegas, NV, MGM Grand Garden Arena 12/27 -- San Francisco, CA, Bill Graham Civic Auditorium 12/28 -- San Francisco, CA, Bill Graham Civic Auditorium 12/30 -- Inglewood, CA, The Forum 12/31 -- Inglewood, CA, The Forum
Capitol RecordsEagles singer/drummer Don Henley's new solo album, Cass County, has debuted at #3 on the Billboard 200 and #1 on the publication's Top Country Albums chart, after moving 89,000 units its first week out. The country-flavored collection becomes Henley's highest-charting solo effort ever, overtaking his previous album, 2000's Inside Job, which peaked at #7.
In addition, Cass County reached #1 on Billboard's Top Album Sales chart after racking up 87,000 in pure album sales. Topping the Billboard 200 this week was rapper Fetty Wap's self-titled debut album, which moved 122,000 total units, with 75,000 of those being pure album sales.
By the way, with the Eagles, Don scored eight top-10 albums on the Billboard 200, six of which hit #1.
Cass County features Henley collaborating with a variety of well-known artists, including Mick Jagger, Dolly Parton, Merle Haggard, Miranda Lambert, Alison Krauss, Martina McBride, Vince Gill, Trisha Yearwood and Dixie Chicks members Martie Maguire and Emily Robison. An exclusive version of the album that's only available at Target features two extra tracks, one of which is a duet with Stevie Nicks.
Over the weekend, Henley launched a North American solo tour in support of Cass County that's mapped out through a November 12 concert in Philadelphia. In addition, he'll be performing this Thursday, October 8, on ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live, while his debut appearance on PBS' Austin City Limits performance series will premiere starting October 24.
Courtesy of Wolfson EntertainmentGreat news for fans of Daryl Hall's television show Live from Daryl's House: The award-winning performance series has re-upped its agreement with the high-definition network Palladia for two new seasons. Production on the next season of the program -- which will be its fourth on the channel -- will begin this fall.
As with last season, the new shows will be filmed at the Hall-owned venue Daryl's House Restaurant & Live Music Club in Pawling, New York. The latest series will premiere sometime in 2016, and the lineup of guests will be announced later this year.
"Palladia understands what my show is about and I look forward to my continued relationship with them," says Hall.
Besides airing on Palladia, the program can be viewed via the channel's video-on-demand service and online at LiveFromDarylsHouse.com or LFDH.com. Live from Daryl's House began as a Web-only series in 2007 that was available for viewing at the aforementioned sites.
Each show features Daryl jamming with a different artist or act from a variety of musical genres. The most recent season's guests included Sammy Hagar, Aaron Neville, Ben Folds and Aloe Blacc. Over the years, such stars as Smokey Robinson, Joe Walsh, Todd Rundgren, ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons and Hall's longtime musical partner John Oates have appeared on the show.
Meanwhile, Hall and Oates will head to Japan for a brief tour this month, and then will play several U.S. concerts before the year winds down. Here are all of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame duo's stateside concerts, according to HallandOates.com:
10/24 -- Honolulu, HI, Blaisdell Arena 11/28 -- Hollywood, FL, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino 11/29 -- Ft. Myers, FL, Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall 12/2 -- Sarasota, FL, Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall 12/3 -- Orlando, FL, Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts - Walt Disney Theater 12/5 -- Fayetteville, NC, Crown Theatre 12/7 -- Charlotte, NC, Ovens Auditorium 12/8 -- Durham, NC, Durham Performing Arts Center
PRNewsFoto/Angelscript InternationalDavid Gilmour's first wife, Ginger, has written an autobiography titled Memoirs of the Bright Side of the Moon, in which she shares stories about her years with the Pink Floyd guitarist. The 653-page tome, which is available now, is broken into 90 chapters and features 140 photos, including many previously unseen pics.
In the book, Ginger recalls crossing paths with such rock legends as George Harrison, Pete Townsend, Jimmy Page, Eric Clapton, Joni Mitchell and Graham Nash, as well as spending a Christmas with Paul and Linda McCartney. An American-born artist and former model, Ginger first met Gilmour in 1971 and the couple went on to marry in July 1975, while Pink Floyd was recording its album Wish You Were Here. She eventually had four children with the guitar great.
Ginger describes her book as "the true story of my life and how I was challenged, survived, and resurrected like the fabled tale of the Phoenix rising out of the ashes on a journey with a band they call Pink Floyd and then beyond."
According to a press statement about Memoirs of the Bright Side of the Moon, Ginger considers the tome her "personal way of thanking David and the Floyd for such a wonderful adventure-filled life."
Debra L Rothenberg/Getty ImagesDavidCassidy is facing a misdemeanor charge for allegedly fleeing the scene of an accident in Fort Lauderdale a month ago.
According to a Florida Highway Patrol report obtained by The Miami Herald, the Partridge Family actor, 65, was headed west on I-595 about noon September 9 “at a high rate of speed” and “in and out of traffic” when his Kia crashed into a box truck.
Witnesses apparently failed to recognize the former teen hearthrob, describing him to police as “a clean facial-shaved older Caucasian male.”
Cassidy didn’t appear impaired when the front passenger’s side of his Kia hit the back of a large truck, and no one was injured, added the onlookers, who added he took off west despite a flat tire and damage to the Kia.
One witness showed troopers a photo of the car and its license plate. Cassidy, who was found at the Cleveland Clinic Florida in Weston a few hours later, told police he provided his driver license number and registration info to the truck driver and couldn’t wait for police because he had a hospital appointment unrelated to the crash.
The Florida resident wasn’t arrested, but was issued four citations. The Broward County State Attorney’s office then filed a charge of leaving the scene, a misdemeanor. He's is set to be arraigned on the criminal charge on October 27.
Cassidy was previously sentenced in connection with three DUIs in three states in four years. He’s still on probation for a DUI arrest in Los Angeles last year. A conviction could get him up to a year in prison, plus more time behind bars in California for the violation of probation.
Cassidy, who's going through a divorce, filed for bankruptcy last year and was forced to sell his Lauderdale Beach house, according to the newspaper.
PRNewsFoto/T.J. Martell FoundationForeigner recently wrapped up a lengthy stint on Kid Rock's Cheap Date summer tour, part of a very busy year on the road for the band. The veteran rockers now are set to wind down their 2015 itinerary with a run of October dates starting tonight in St. Paul, Minnesota -- the first of a series of eight joint concerts they'll play with Def Leppard.
"We're just really looking forward to ending the year blasting out with Def Leppard," Foreigner leader and guitarist Mick Jones tells ABC Radio, noting that this is the first time in several years that the two groups have toured together. "[It's] always a good vibe with them and it's a great show for the crowd too. I mean, hit after hit after hit, and it just keeps rocking. It's high intensity."
Foreigner will join Def Leppard for a total of eight concerts, through an October 17 date in Jacksonville, Florida. The band also has several headlining dates lined up later in the month.
As they've done at many of their recent shows, Foreigner will be inviting a local high school choir onstage to perform the band's classic ballad "I Want to Know What Love Is" at each of their upcoming 2015 tour dates. In conjunction with the special performances, the group has partnered with the Ford Motor Company for the Rock Then Roll 4 UR School campaign, which will give the choirs chosen to sing with the band the chance to raise money for their schools' music programs.
Jones says he gets a real kick out of watching the reactions of the young choir members when they hit the stage with Foreigner.
"The boys and girls, they have a real ball," Mick notes. "They're transduced. They come onto the stage and there's like 12,000 people there or something. They're just looking out, and they're like in a amazement. And I like to look at their faces, actually, see the expression. It's priceless."
Meanwhile, Foreigner also recently teamed up with the Ford Motor Company for a special fundraiser in Dearborn, Michigan, to benefit JDRF, formerly known as the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. At the event, the band played a special acoustic set that was recorded for an upcoming album called The Hits Unplugged and Live that will be released in early 2016.
"From what I've heard so far, [it's probably] the best live acoustic performance that we've ever done before," Jones tells ABC Radio, adding, "We went to great lengths with the sound equipment and everything that can enhance the quality of the record."
Proceeds earned by sales of the album also will be donated to JDRF.
Meanwhile, besides the dates with Def Leppard and the headlining shows, Foreigner will be performing alongside REO Speedwagon and Train's Pat Monahan at the 40th annual T.J. Martell Foundation Honors Gala, which takes place October 15 in New York City. Here are all of Foreigner's upcoming 2015 concerts:
10/5 -- St. Paul, MN, Xcel Energy Center* 10/7 -- Moline, IL, iWireless Center* 10/9 -- Tulsa, OK, BOK Center* 10/10 -- Wichita, KS, Intrust Bank Arena* 10/11 -- Lincoln, NE, Pinnacle Bank Arena* 10/14 -- Columbus, OH, Value City Arena at the Jerome Schottenstein Center* 10/15 -- New York, NY, T.J. Martell Foundation Honors Gala 10/16 -- Columbia, SC, Colonial Life Arena* 10/17 -- Jacksonville, FL, Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena* 10/18 -- Greenville, SC, Peace Center 10/20 -- Greeneville, TN, Niswonger Performing Arts Center 10/21 -- Danville, KY, Norton Center for the Arts 10/23 -- Appleton, WI, Fox Cities Performing Arts Center 10/24 -- Milwaukee, WI, BMO Harris Bradley Center
* = with Def Leppard = with REO Speedwagon and Train's Pat Monahan.
Atria BooksOctober is a big month for Def Leppard, and the band's longtime guitarist Phil Collen. The veteran rockers will wind down a lengthy U.S. tour with a new series of dates featuring Foreigner beginning Monday, and will release a new, self-titled studio album on October 30. As for Collen, he has a brand-new memoir titled Adrenalized: Life, Def Leppard, and Beyond that will be published on October 27.
The memoir, which Phil co-wrote with award-winning author Chris Epting, charts Def Leppard's rise to superstardom, while also focusing on the group's struggle to persevere the wake of the tragedies that befell some of the members after the band hit it big. Among the dramatic events Collen recounts in the book are the 1985 car crash that cost drummer Rick Allen his left arm and guitarist Steve Clark's alcohol-related death in 1991. Adrenalized also includes a variety of never-before-seen photos of the band members.
To celebrate the release of Adrenalized, Collen will take part in a Q&A and book-signing session on October 19 at the Barnes & Noble store in Huntington Beach, California. During the event, which starts at 7 p.m. PT, Collen will chat with Epting.
Image Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records; ABC/Richard HarbaughChic guitarist Nile Rodgers has produced a cover of his band's 1978 hit "I Want Your Love" that pop superstar Lady Gaga recorded for a new fashion campaign by designer Tom Ford.
Lady Gaga's rendition of the classic disco tune serves as the soundtrack to a new video promoting the designer's spring/summer collection. As the song plays, an array of models -- including Gaga herself -- dance down a runway.
Chic's original version of "I Want Your Love" reached #7 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1979, and was the follow-up to the group's chart-topping smash "Le Freak."
ABC/Randy HolmesBrian Wilson will celebrate the 50th anniversary of The Beach Boys' acclaimed and influential album Pet Sounds during a headlining performance at the 2016 Levitation Festival, which runs from April 29 to May 1 at Carson Creek Ranch in Austin, Texas. Wilson and his band, along with special guest Al Jardine, will play the album in its entirety at the fest, which focuses on psychedelic music.
The lineup for the ninth annual Levitation Festival also includes reggae veteran Lee "Scratch" Perry, The Brian Jonestown Massacre, Animal Collective and many other acts. Weekend passes, deluxe ticket upgrades and camping passes for the event are available for purchase now at Levitation-Austin.com.
Pet Sounds was released on May 16, 1966, and features such memorable Beach Boys tunes as "Wouldn't It Be Nice," "Sloop John B" and God Only Knows." Paul McCartney has cited the album as a major inspiration for The Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.
Meanwhile, Wilson will be embarking on a U.S. fall tour next Friday, October 9, in Flushing, New York. Jardine will be joining Brian for all the shows on the trek, which is plotted out through a December 5 concert in Jacksonville, Florida. In addition, former Beach Boys touring musician Billy Hinsche, who also was a member of the 1960s pop trio Dino, Desi & Billy, will be playing with Wilson's band on select dates in October.
Here are all of Wilson upcoming tour dates:
10/9 -- Flushing, NY, Kupferberg Center for the Arts 10/10 -- Salamanca, NY, Seneca Allegany Casino 10/20 -- Charleston, SC, Galliard Center 10/22 -- Richmond, VA, The National 10/23 -- Easton, PA, State Theatre Center for the Arts 10/24 -- Atlantic City, NJ, Tropicana Showroom 11/11 -- Waukegan, IL, Genesee Theatre 11/12 -- Appleton, WI, Fox Cities PAC 11/13 -- New Buffalo, MI, Four Winds Casino 11/14 -- Cincinnati, OH, Taft Theatre 11/17 -- St Petersburg, FL, The Mahaffey Theater 11/19 -- Durham, NC, Carolina Theatre 11/20 -- Rockville, MD, The Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center 11/21 -- Englewood, NJ, Bergen Performing Arts Center 11/28 -- Reno, NV, Atlantis Casino Resort 12/4 -- Biloxi, MS, IP Casino Resort and Spa 12/5 -- Jacksonville, FL, Florida Theatre 4/29-5/1/16 -- Austin, TX, Carson Creek Ranch - Levitation Festival
Credit: David BergmanJon Bon Jovi has made a video honoring New Jersey high school football player Evan Murray, who died after getting injured on the field last Friday.
"I heard word about Evan, and as a father of football players, my heart, my prayers and my thoughts go out to the Murray family," the singer says in the YouTube video posted on Thursday -- the day of Murray's funeral.
Jon continues, "You are in my prayers. To all the team, I wish you the best this season and keep it up guys, all right? Win one for Evan."
On Thursday night, the rocker displayed Evan's jersey number 18 on his guitar during his concert in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates. The band also dedicated "Who Says You Can't Go Home?" to the 17-year-old, according to Billboard.
Murray reportedly died from massive internal bleeding caused by a lacerated spleen. He was injured during the Warren Hills Regional High School game against Summit High School. The quarterback was able to walk off the field, but later died at the hospital.
Jon, a New Jersey native and father four, is a devoted football fan. His son, Jesse Bongiovi, played for Notre Dame's football team in 2013.
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