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Focus Features/Working Title FilmsThe new movie Darkest Hour is getting a lot of award buzz these days, with star Gary Oldman recently winning the Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Motion Picture Drama for his portrayal of Winston Churchill. As it turns out, the movie's director paid tribute to another UK institution, as well.

In a video clip that was posted to Twitter by actor Samuel West on Friday, director Joe Wright can be seen leading 450 extras playing members of parliament (MPs) in a sing-along rendition of the "na na na na" part of the Beatles classic "Hey Jude."

"Been waiting to post this for a year," wrote West on Twitter. "Joe Wright, director of Darkest Hour, leads 450 MPs in a warmup sing of Hey Jude between takes. Gary Oldman as Churchill makes an entrance at the end."

As West mentions, Oldman enters the room toward the end of the clip, waving his hand in the air to a round of applause from his fellow actors.

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Credit: Brantley GutierrezFoo Fighters have been nominated for the 2018 Brit Awards, the British equivalent of the Grammys.

Dave Grohl and company are up for the International Group award, as are The Killers, Arcade Fire, LCD Soundsystem and Haim.

Upon learning of their nomination, the Foos tweeted, "Thanks @BRITs!!!! See you soon!" As previously reported, Foo Fighters will perform at the ceremony.

Meanwhile, Royal Blood will compete for the British Group prize along with The xx, Wolf Alice, Gorillaz and London Grammar. Other nominees include Liam Gallagher for British Male Solo Artist, Beck for International Male Solo Artist, and Bjork for International Female Solo Artist.

The 2018 Brit Awards take place February 21 at the O2 Arena in London. For the full list of nominees, visit Brits.co.uk.

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Bobby Bank/Getty ImagesFollowing the tragic news that Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan suddenly passed away at the age of 46 on Monday, Kinks guitarist Dave Davies reveals that she "seemed happy and well" during a recent encounter.

"I'm really shocked that #DoloresORiordan has passed so suddenly," Davies wrote in an Instagram post, which also featured a photo of the two of them. "I was talking to her a couple weeks before Christmas she seemed happy and well."

Davies also revealed that the two musicians discussed collaborating, adding, "We even spoke about maybe writing some songs together - unbelievable god bless her."

No cause of death for O'Riordan has been revealed as of yet, but a statement from O'Riordan's publicist read, "Irish and international singer Dolores O'Riordan has died suddenly in London today. She was 46 years old. The lead singer with the Irish band The Cranberries, was in London for a short recording session."

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Rick Diamond/Getty Images for Webster PRThe initial lineup for the 2018 Peach Music Festival has been revealed, and a who's who of favorite jam bands will be headlining the bill. Of particular note, legendary guitarist Dickey Betts will make his return to the stage three years after saying he was retiring from performing.

Betts, a longtime member of the Allman Brothers Band until his ouster in 2000, last played a show with his own band, Dickey Betts & Great Southern, in 2014. He announced that he was retiring from performing in 2015.

The lineup poster for the four-day 2018 Peach Music Festival lists the guitarist's appearance as "The Return of Dickey Betts and His Band." The live music extravaganza takes place July 19-22 at Montage Mountain in Scranton, Pennsylvania, and will also feature sets by Phil Lesh & The Terrapin Family Band, Gov't Mule, Joe Russo's Almost Dead, Moe., Warren Haynes, Chris Robinson Brotherhood and dozens more acts.

Tickets for the 2018 Peach Music Festival are currently available at PeachMusicFest.com, with an option to purchase camping passes, as well.

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David M. Benett/Dave Benett/WireImageEric Clapton has enjoyed a legendary music career, but the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer is not proud of some moments in his life, including what he calls his "semi-racist" past.

A new authorized documentary called Eric Clapton: A Life in 12 Bars focuses on the guitarist's career, and as The Daily Mail reports, following a January 10 screening in London, Clapton apologized for some controversial statements he made in the 1970s that were captured in the film.

During a 1976 concert in Birmingham, England, Clapton appeared to side with the right-wing National Front movement, whose stated purpose was to "Keep Britain White." From the stage, he said, in part, "Stop Britain from becoming a black colony. Get the foreigners out. England is for white people, man. We are a white country...this is Great Britain, a white country. What is happening to us?"

Clapton's comments are said to have inspired the Rock Against Racism campaign, which rallied against the very sentiment the guitarist expressed during his onstage rant.

According to the The Daily Mail, in a Q&A following the documentary screening, Clapton expressed remorse for his comments. "I sabotaged everything I got involved with," said the musician. "I was so ashamed of who I was, a kind of semi-racist, which didn't make sense. Half of my friends were black, I dated a black woman, and I championed black music."

Clapton has apologized in the past for his comments, partly blaming the outburst on his drug and alcohol addiction at the time.

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Samir Hussein/Redferns via Getty ImagesIt's been two years since Lemmy Kilmister passed away, but the legendary Motorhead frontman's legacy continues to have a major impact on the hard rock and metal universe.

In a new interview conducted before the death of Motorhead guitarist "Fast" Eddie Clarke, Phil Campbell, the band's most recent guitarist, revealed that the surviving members plan on paying tribute to Lemmy with a series of tribute shows.

Lemmy died at age 70 on December 28, 2015, only two days after being diagnosed with cancer. His official cause of death was listed as prostate cancer, cardiac arrhythmia and congestive heart failure.

Speaking to the podcast Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon, Campbell said, "It's on the cards, but it's just gonna be a few select shows. We're not gonna be touring with it. We're tryin' to get these people involved and [we have to be aware of] their schedules, as well."

"We'll just do some special shows worldwide, which will be good — a tribute to Lem and to the band maybe, yeah," he added, "But it wouldn't be an ongoing thing; everyone's too busy. But [we want to] do something special."

"Fast" Eddie Clarke passed away last week at the age of 67 following a bout with pneumonia.

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BMGFounding Genesis keyboardist Tony Banks continues his exploration of orchestral music on his latest solo album, Five, which will be released in the U.S. on February 23. The five-track collection is the 10th album that Banks has made outside his famous band and his third orchestral record, following 2004's Seven: A Suite for Orchestra and 2012's Six Pieces for Orchestra.

The new album is the product of various sessions at London's Angel Studios combined with recordings done with the Czech National Symphony Orchestra and Choir in Prague, Czech Republic. Five was produced by Banks' frequent collaborator Nick Davis, while the orchestra was conducted by veteran British orchestrator and conductor Nick Ingman, who has worked with David Bowie, Elton John, Eric Clapton and many other stars during his long career.

Banks played all the piano parts on and composed the five pieces featured on Five. The album was built around the epic lead track "Prelude to a Million Years," which started out as a piece titled "Arpegg" that the Rock & Roll Hall of Famer was commissioned to write for the 2014 edition of the U.K.'s Cheltenham Music Festival. Banks rounded out the album with three more new compositions and an updated version of a piece he wrote while he was with Genesis that he renamed "Renaissance."

You can listen to "Prelude to a Million Years" now on YouTube.

Five can be pre-ordered now, and will be available on CD, as a two-LP vinyl set and digitally. In addition, special bundles that include a signed sheet music folio are being sold exclusively at Banks' official online store.

Here's the album's track list:

"Prelude to a Million Years"
"Reveille"
"Ebb and Flow"
"Autumn Sonata"
"Renaissance"

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Credit: Rob ShanahanA new exhibition featuring the photography of the recently knighted Ringo Starr, including archival images appearing in the ex-Beatles drummer's 2013 book Photograph, will open next month at Genesis House, headquarters of Genesis Publications, in Surrey, U.K.

The display also will mark the unveiling of a portfolio of previously unseen photo prints by Starr, as well as additional series of pics first made available in 2013 and 2015.

The Photograph Portfolio 2018 includes candid pics of Starr's Beatles bandmates -- John Lennon, Paul McCartney and George Harrison -- as well as a famous shot Ringo took of some excited Fab Four fans in a car during the group's first visit to New York City.

Visitors to Genesis House will have the chance to buy museum-quality prints of various images snapped by Ringo over the years. The exhibit will be open for viewing by appointment on weekdays, starting Monday, February 5.

In related news, Starr has launched a contest offering a signed and framed limited-edition print of a photo from his 2018 portfolio called "Greece," taken in July 1967 during a trip that The Beatles made to the Mediterranean country. Money raised by the contest will benefit the WaterAid charity's Untapped appeal. Starr is a longtime supporter of the international organization, which helps people in underprivileged areas by providing access to safe water and toilets. The more money you donate to the charity, the better your chances of winning the contest, which runs through January 31.

Visit WaterAid.org for more information.

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Sony/Legacy RecordingsJoe Satriani's 16th solo album, What Happens Next, hit stores today. The guitar virtuoso recorded the instrumental collection as a power trio with ex-Deep Purple bassist Glenn Hughes and Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith.

Satriani and Smith, of course, also play together in the supergroup Chickenfoot, along with Sammy Hagar and founding Van Halen bassist Michael Anthony. What Happens Next was co-produced by Joe and his longtime collaborator Mike Fraser, whose resume includes recording and mixing every AC/DC album from 1990's Razor's Edge through 2014's Rock or Bust.

Satriani is promoting What Happens Next with a new installment of his guitar-heavy G3 Tour, which kicked off Thursday in Seattle. For the new trek, which is mapped out through a February 25 show in Milwaukee, Joe is joined by Phil Collen of Def Leppard and John Petrucci of Dream Theater. Satriani also has a European leg of the G3 Tour -- with Petrucci and ex-Scorpions guitarist Uli Jon Roth -- lined up from mid-March to the end of April.

Here are all of the remaining North American dates on Satriani's 2018 G3 Tour:

1/12 -- Salem, OR, Historic Elsinore Theatre
1/13 -- Reno, NV, Grand Sierra Theatre
1/14 -- Oakland, CA, Fox Theater
1/16 -- Salt Lake City, UT, Delta Hall at Eccles Theater
1/17 -- Las Vegas, NV, Brooklyn Bowl
1/18 -- Mesa, AZ, Mesa Arts Center
1/19 -- Los Angeles, CA, Orpheum Theatre
1/20 -- San Diego, CA, Balboa Theatre
1/21 -- Tucson, AZ, Fox Tucson Theatre
1/24 -- Denver, CO, Historic Paramount Theatre
1/26 -- Irving, TX, The Pavilion at The Toyota Music Factory
1/27 -- Austin, TX, Austin City Limits - Moody Theater
1/28 -- Houston, TX, Hobby Center for the Performing Arts
1/30 -- Orlando, FL, Hard Rock Live
1/31 -- Jacksonville, FL, Florida Theatre
2/1 -- Pompano Beach, FL, Pompano Beach Amphitheatre
2/2 -- Fort Myers, FL, Barbara B Mann Performing Arts Hall
2/3 -- St. Petersburg, FL, Mahaffey Theater
2/6 -- Raleigh, NC, Raleigh Memorial Auditorium
2/8 -- Wallingford, CT, Toyota Presents Oakdale
2/9 -- Syracuse, NY, Landmark Theatre
2/10 -- Albany, NY, Palace Theatre
2/11 -- Greensburg, PA, The Palace Theatre
2/14 -- Washington, D.C., Warner Theatre
2/15 -- Boston, MA, Orpheum Theatre
2/16 -- New York, NY, Beacon Theatre
2/17 -- Philadelphia, PA, Merriam Theater
2/18 -- Newark, NJ, New Jersey Performing Arts Center
2/20 -- Rochester, NY, Auditorium Theatre
2/21 -- Toronto, ON, Canada, Massey Hall
2/22 -- Northfield, OH, Hard Rock Live
2/23 -- Chicago, IL, Chicago Theatre
2/24 -- Minneapolis, MN, State Theatre
2/25 -- Milwaukee, WI, Riverside Theater

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ABC/Paul HebertOn Thursday, John Fogerty posted a message online revealing that he was upset that the name of his classic Creedence Clearwater Revival song "Proud Mary" was being used as the title for a new movie about a hitwoman, and that altered lyrics from the tune appear on the poster promoting the film. ABC Radio has now obtained a statement from Screen Gems, the producer of Proud Mary, responding to the Rock & Roll Hall of Famer's complaint, which also maintained that his song's message was completely different from that of the movie.

"We would love Mr. Fogerty to come see the film," Screen Gems notes. "He would see that his complaint that the film has nothing to do with the song's message as 'a metaphor about leaving painful, stressful things behind for a more tranquil and meaningful life' is inaccurate. That is precisely what our Mary is looking to do, and [Proud Mary star] Taraji [P. Henson] nails it perfectly."

A rep for Screen Gems also tells ABC Radio that the film company worked closely with the music publisher of "Proud Mary," and had fully cleared the rights to use the song, as well as its title and lyrics, in the movie and its marketing.

The Proud Mary film tells the story of a hired killer portrayed by Henson who undergoes a change of heart about her chosen occupation.

In his statement, posted on his official Facebook page, Fogerty wrote, "It irks me when people seek to capitalize on the popularity of my music and the good will it has earned with the public for their own financial gain…This movie has nothing to do with me, or my song."

He also maintained that the meaning behind the song was "[f]ar from a story about killing people for money."

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Parlophone/Capitol Records/UMeThe Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band has made its mark on the music world in many ways, and now the influential 1967 album will be heading into the Guinness World Records book thanks to a recent chart achievement. The album is being recognized for the longest gap between stints at #1 on the U.K. chart, uDiscoverMusic.com reports.

Bolstered by a deluxe 50th anniversary reissue that came out in late May, Sgt. Pepper returned to the top spot of the U.K.'s Official Albums Chart on June 8, 2017, 49 years and 125 days since the last time it held the #1 position --  -- on February 3, 1968. The album with the next longest gap between stints at #1 in the U.K. is The Rolling Stones' 1972 record Exile on Main St., which returned to the top spot after the release of a deluxe reissue on May 29, 2010, 37 years and 353 days since it had previously been at #1.

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band first hit the top of the chart on June 10, 1967, and spent 23 straight weeks there. It then reached #1 four more times between November 1967 and February 1968.

The album has sold 5.1 million copies in the U.K., making it the bestselling studio effort and third most successful album overall in the country, following Queen's Greatest Hits and ABBA's Gold compilation.

As recently reported by Billboard, Sgt. Pepper also was the top-selling vinyl LP in the U.S. in 2017.

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Credit: Myrna SuarezBilly Joel is known for inviting famous musicians onstage hits during his monthly residency at New York's Madison Square Garden, and on Thursday, the Piano Man treated fans to an extra special performance: a reunion of Foreigner guitarist Mick Jones and the group's founding frontman, Lou Gramm.

As seen in fan-shot video posted on YouTube, Joel first explained to the crowd that Jones had helped produced his chart-topping 1989 album Stormfront.

"Him and another guy who was the singer of all those great [Foreigner] songs are here tonight," Billy then declared. "We'd like to bring 'em on up and do some of their songs."

Jones and Gramm proceeded to hit the stage, joining Billy and his band for a rocking version of Foreigner's 1981 hit "Urgent," highlighted by a wailing solo by Joel's sax player, Mark Rivera.

Mick then unstrapped his guitar and sat at Joel's piano, as Lou told the audience, "We had a lot of fun with Billy and his band, rehearsing and hanging around. We're trying to think what we can bring to this party. I think it's time we break the ice."  He then launched into Foreigner's 1977 smash "Cold as Ice."

Gramm, who left Foreigner in 2003, made some special guest appearances, along some other ex-members, last year during the band's 40th anniversary tour. Jones recently told ABC Radio that Lou will be welcomed back for more appearances with Foreigner this year.

Meanwhile, Joel's next concert is scheduled for February 9 in Tampa, Florida; he also has shows at Madison Square Garden on February 21, March 28, April 13, May 23 and June 2.

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Bill Bernstein; Udo SpreitzenbarthIf you're planning a trip to Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida, between early February and early April, you may want to bring along some Mardi Gras beads and be prepared to check out some great music. The theme park has announced the lineup of its 2018 Mardi Gras concert series, which will include performances by Foreigner and The Beach Boys.

The Beach Boys will perform on Saturday, February 10, while Foreigner will rock out on Saturday, March 17. A total of 13 headlining shows will be held at Universal Orlando's Music Plaza during the Mardi Gras celebration.

The New Orleans-inspired festivities kick off February 3 with a performance by Jamaican rapper/singer Sean Paul and run through April 7. Other artists scheduled to perform include alt-rock band Bush, reggae rockers 311, Fitz & the Tantrums, country singer Kelsea Ballerini, rapper Macklemore, Fifth Harmony, one-time American Idol winner Phillip Phillips and pop singer/songwriter Andy Grammer.

While the concerts will take place only on select Saturdays and Sundays during that time, the park will have a parade every night including street performers, colorful costumes and, of course, lots of beads.

For more details about the Mardi Gras festivities, and a complete list of performers and concert dates, visit UniversalOrlando.com/MardiGras.

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Credit: Olaf HeineA new short film featuring audio of U2's Bono reading excerpts from the liner notes for the band's new album, Songs of Experience, has debuted on the Irish rockers' official VEVO YouTube channel. Shot in black and white, the aptly titled Liner Notes was created by filmmaker and photographer Matt Mahurin in collaboration with producer Jacknife Lee, who apparently remixed parts of the new album's tracks for use in the nine-and-a-half-minute flick.

In the film, Bono is heard discussing things that inspired the new material, including a brush with mortality he experienced while making the record, the Syrian refugee crisis, the political upheaval in the U.S. tied in with the election of President Trump and the singer's desire to write a love song for his wife, Ali.

While Bono recites his musings on his health scare, a man is shown pulling a mask with the image of a skull on it over his face.

"Last winter, I was on the receiving end of a shock to the system...that left me clinging onto my own life like a raft," he declares. "Now lots of us have a brush with mortality at some stage…It's an arresting experience…I won't dwell in it or on it. I don't want to name it…I feel fantastic now, stronger than ever, but these songs have that impetus behind them and it would feel dishonest not to admit the turbulence I was feeling at the time of writing."

With regard to "You're the Best Thing About Me," Bono notes, amusingly, that he asked himself, "Could I write Ali a song, a love song, a song of exhortation, without inducing the projectile vomit that is sentimentality?" He adds, "Hmmm, maybe humility, if I could remember what that was, would help."

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Credit: Frankie ByrdEx-Joan Jett and the Blackhearts guitarist Ricky Byrd recently released his second solo album, Clean Getaway. The 12-track collection is a concept record focusing on the struggles people go through who are trying to overcome addiction.

Byrd tells ABC Radio that he describes the album "as kind of like a self-help book with a backbeat." He explains the record is geared toward "people that are struggling with addiction [who] may be caught in that hellish hallway between denial and surrender;…for people that are in recovery, so they could look back and see how far they've come; [and] for people that love rock 'n' roll."

Ricky, who's been clean and sober for about 30 years, says the songs on Clean Getaway were written to play for and inspire people he's been visiting at rehab facilities and recovery groups over the years. "This is my way of combining what I love and what keeps me alive -- recovery and rock 'n' roll," Byrd maintains.

The album features tunes that Byrd wrote by himself and co-wrote with collaborators Richie Supa and Mark Hudson, and also includes a rocking cover of Paul Revere and the Raiders' 1966 hit "Kicks." The original songs reflect many of Ricky's favorite genres and artists, with tunes bearing the influence of Chuck Berry, Otis Redding, Albert King, Motown and folk-rock.

Byrd tapped the talents of a variety of notable musicians to contribute to the album, among them Derek and the Dominos keyboardist Bobby Whitlock, ex-Wings drummer Steve Holley, and several Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes members.

A portion of the proceeds from sales of the album will go toward Ricky's Clean Getaway charity, which seeks to raise awareness about addiction and offer support to those in recovery. Visit CleanGetaway.nyc for more details.

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Credit: Myriam SantosJohn Fogerty is not happy about Proud Mary, the new movie about a hit-woman with a heart named Mary, starring Empire's Taraji P. Henson.

Not only does the movie borrow its title from Fogerty's 1968 Creedence Clearwater Revival classic, but a variation on the song's lyrics was used in promotional material for the film.

On Thursday, the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer took to Twitter to complain in a lengthy statement.

"It irks me when people seek to capitalize on the popularity of my music and the good will it has earned with the public for their own financial gain," Fogerty writes.  He adds, "This movie has nothing to do with me, or my song.  They simply picked the title and wrote a completely fictitious story around it."

Fogerty writes, "No one ever asked me about using my song this way, or even about the meaning of 'Proud Mary.'  The movie poster has my lyrics changed to read...'killing for the Man every night and day.'"

Adding that he wrote the song about a "mythical riverboat," Fogerty says the song, which he describes as the first good song he ever wrote, was "obviously a metaphor about leaving painful, stressful things behind for a more tranquil and meaningful life. Far from a story about killing people for money."

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ABC/Randy HolmesLars Ulrich is one of the many artists to be interviewed for The Rise of L.A. Thrash Metal, a documentary about the scene that gave rise to bands including Metallica, Megadeth and SlayerBillboard has premiered a clip from the upcoming film, featuring Ulrich speaking about the relationship between metal and punk during the '80s Los Angeles music scene.

"I think that there was probably a common bond against whatever it was that was going on in Hollywood at that time," says the Metallica drummer in the clip. "With the fakeness and the make-believe of all these glam bands, and the shallowness of all that type of stuff, that the punks and the heavier metal dudes could kinda bond together against that."

Along with Ulrich, The Rise of L.A. Thrash Metal features interviews with ex-Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo, and members of Alice in Chains, Anthrax, Body Count and Suicidal Tendencies. Megadeth bassist David Ellefson narrates the film.

The first part of The Rise of L.A. Thrash Metal will be released on DVD on Friday, January 19. The second part is due out in March.

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ABC/Randy HolmesChris Cornell's family has released a new video in continued support of the late Soundgarden frontman's #KeepthePromise human rights campaign.

The clip is actually an extended version of the star-studded video that premiered over the summer, except this one features Cornell's three children: Toni, Lily and Christopher.

"From basic human rights to women's rights, my dad believed that if we each vow to keep one promise, we could work to make the world a better place," Toni says in the video.

The two-minute clip also features a varoety of stars, including Ozzy Osbourne, Elton John, Soundgraden/Pearl Jam drummer Matt Cameron, Tom Morello, System of a Down's Serj Tankian, Tom Hanks, George Clooney, Christian Bale, Josh Brolin, Ryan Gosling, Jennifer Lopez, Mandy Patinkin, Jimmy Fallon, Snoop Dogg, Adam Levine and Barbra Streisand, vowing to "keep the promise."

The campaign stems from Cornell's song "The Promise," which he recorded for the 2017 film of the same name about the Armenian genocide. The track was the final song released before his death last May, and is up for Best Rock Performance at the 2018 Grammys on January 28. It's also eligible for an Oscar nomination.

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Bon Jovi will celebrate their Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction with a victory lap.

The band has announced a spring leg of their This House Is Not For Sale tour, which kicks off in Denver on March 14 and is set to wrap up May 14 in Washington, D.C. The band will be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame on April 14 in Cleveland.

In addition, Jon Bon Jovi and the guys are re-releasing their 2016 album This House Is Not For Sale with the title This House Is Not For Sale (When We Were Us).  It will feature two new songs: "When We Were US" and "Walls."  The album arrives February 23.

Last year, Jon told Billboard that "When We Were US" is a "big ol' anthemic [song]...that tells our story," while "Walls" is about "the crazy world in which we live."

Tickets for the new tour dates go on sale to the general public January 19 at 10 a.m. local time via Ticketmaster and venue box offices.  Every ticket purchased will come with a CD of This House Is Not For Sale.  There are a number of pre-sale options available that start as early as Monday, so visit BonJovi.com for full details.

Here are the tour dates:

3/16 -- Salt Lake City, UT, Vivint Smart Home Arena
3/17 -- Las Vegas, NV, T-Mobile Arena
3/20 -- Little Rock, AR, Verizon Arena
3/22 -- San Antonio, TX, AT&T Center
3/23 -- Houston, TX, Toyota Center
3/25 -- New Orleans, LA, Smoothie King Center
3/26 -- Dallas, TX, American Airlines Center
4/2 -- Boston, MA, TD Garden
4/4 -- Montreal, QC, Canada, Bell Centre
4/7 -- Newark, NJ,,Prudential Center
4/8 -- Newark, NJ, Prudential Center
4/18 -- Orlando, FL, Amway Center
4/20 -- Atlanta, GA, Philips Arena
4/21 -- Charlotte, NC, Spectrum Center
4/24 -- Raleigh, NC, PNC Arena
4/26 -- Chicago, IL, United Center
4/28 -- St. Paul, MN, Xcel Energy Center (pre-sales begin 2/13)
4/29 -- Milwaukee, WI, BMO Harris Bradley Center
5/2 -- Allentown, PA, PPL Center
5/3 -- Philadelphia, PA, Wells Fargo Center
5/5 -- Uncasville, CT, Mohegan Sun Arena
5/7 -- Ottawa, ON, Canada, Canadian Tire Centre
5/9 -- New York, NY, Madison Square Garden
5/10 -- New York, NY, Madison Square Garden
5/12 -- Toronto, ON, Canada, Air Canada Centre
5/14 -- Washington, D.C., Capital One Arena

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Fin Costello/Redferns/Getty ImagesMotorhead guitarist Edward Allan Clarke, better known as "Fast" Eddie Clarke, has died. According to a post on the Motorhead Facebook page, Clarke died Wednesday night following a battle with pneumonia. He was 67.

Clarke was the last surviving member of Motorhead's so-called classic lineup, which also included frontman Lemmy Kilmister and drummer Phil "Philthy Animal" Taylor, who died December 2015 and November 2015, respectively. He played on Motorhead's first five studio albums, from their 1977 self-titled debut to 1982's Iron Fist.

In the Facebook post, guitarist Phil Campbell and drummer Mikkey Dee, who played in the final incarnation of Motorhead, also shared their thoughts on Clarke's passing.

"Just heard the sad news that Fast Eddie Clark has passed away," Campbell says. "Such a shock, he will be remembered for his iconic riffs and was a true rock n' roller. RIP Eddie."

"Oh my f***ing God, this is terrible news, the last of the three amigos," writes Dee. "I saw Eddie not too long ago and he was in great shape. So this is a complete shock. Me and Eddie always hit it off great."

He continues, "Now Lem and Philthy can jam with Eddie again, and if you listen carefully I'm sure you'll hear them, so watch out!!! My thoughts go out to Eddie's family and close ones."

After his time in Motorhead, Clarke formed the band Fastway with UFO bassist Pete Way, and released a number of solo albums. His 1994 solo effort It Ain't Over Till It's Over featured a reunion with Lemmy, who provided vocals on the track "Laugh at the Devil."

Clarke and Lemmy reunited again in 2014 to play the Motorhead classic "Ace of Spades" during the band's 2014 show in Birmingham, England.

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