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Courtesy of AXS TVPaul Rodgers, of Bad Company and Free fame, and Todd Rundgren will be featured on the latest episode of Rock & Roll Road Trip with Sammy Hagar, airing on AXS TV this Sunday, May 20.

The program captures some of the action from the 2018 edition of the star-studded Rock Legends Cruise, which the Red Rocker hosted.

In a preview of the show, we see Rodgers welcome Hagar onstage for a performance of Bad Company's "Rock and Roll Fantasy." The clip also includes an interview segment in which Rodgers tells Hagar about how he views his music career.

"I don't really even think of it as a career," Paul maintains. "It's just like life is music and music is life."

In another preview, Rundgren talks about the studio he built because he "wanted to change the rules of recording" for himself.

Rock & Roll Road Trip with Sammy Hagar airs Sundays at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT.

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ABC/Randy HolmesSoundgarden drummer Matt Cameron has posted a tribute to his late band mate Chris Cornell on the one-year anniversary of his death.

"Can't believe it's already been one year since I lost my musical soulmate and special friend Chris Cornell," Cameron writes in an Instagram post.

In the post, Cameron also writes about his first audition for Soundgarden in 1986.

"The tune had kind of a long intro, it sounded great and then all of a sudden Chris starts singing the verse," he remembers. "I was instantly blown away by the impact of his voice and I felt myself settling into the band on my first try. It was all because of that mind-blowing voice."

Cameron got the job as soon as they finished the song.

"I will forever praise [Cornell] for the decades of encouragement he gave me and for the fierce friendship we forged," Cameron writes. "I love you buddy."

Cornell's family will be holding a public vigil to mark the one-year anniversary tonight at Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles.

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Identity Records/The Fuel MusicEarlier this month, Journey keyboardist Jonathan Cain published a memoir titled Don't Stop Believin': The Man, the Band, and the Song that Inspired Generations. Now the veteran musician has announced plans to release a new digital album as a companion to the book.

The Songs You Leave Behind, which arrives June 8, is a 19-track collection featuring two brand-new tunes, five unreleased recordings and 12 autobiographical songs that reflect stories and themes from Cain's memoir.

The album's title track, which is one of the new tunes, premiered today at Billboard.com. The piano-driven ballad, which features guitar work by Miles Schon, son of Journey guitarist Neal Schon, finds Cain reflecting on his legacy as a songwriter.

"It's just me saying you'll be remembered for the songs you leave behind," Cain tells Billboard. "As a songwriter and having the blessings and the success I've had, that's all I can hope for."

The other new tune on the album, "What Else Have I Missed," was co-written by Grammy-winning country songwriter Gary Baker and is dedicated to Jonathan's children.

Among the five archival unreleased recordings is "The Day They Became Angels," a song commemorating the fire at Cain's grade school that claimed the lives of 92 of his classmates. Jonathan debuted the tune at a 50th anniversary memorial mass held in 2008 at Holy Family Church in Chicago.

Some tracks on The Songs You Leave Behind are remastered versions of tunes that appeared on Cain's previous solo albums, 1995's Back to the Innocence and 2001's Anthology.

The audiobook edition of Jonathan's memoir features 20 songs.

Journey kicks off a lengthy North American tour with Def Leppard this Monday, May 21, in Hartford, Connecticut. The trek is mapped out through an October 6-7 stand in Inglewood, California.

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Big Machine Label GroupAs Cheap Trick prepares to launch a new North American tour with Poison tonight in Irvine, California, the band has just released a brand-new single, "The Summer Looks Good on You."

The song is available now as a digital download and via streaming services. You also can check out a lyrics video at Cheap Trick's official YouTube channel that features brightly colored animated paint splatters and the band's trademark black-and-white checkerboard pattern as the lyrics are displayed.

"The Summer Looks Good on You" is a big-sounding mid-tempo pop-rock tune that, as the title suggests, celebrates the beginning of the season. The track includes a soaring instrumental break that blends a wailing guitar solo with what sounds like a full orchestra. The song was co-written by Cheap Trick's Rick Nielsen, Robin Zander and Tom Petersson, along with frequent collaborator Julian Raymond, who co-produced the track with the band.

Cheap Trick's Nothin' but a Good Time Tour with Poison and opening act Pop Evil is plotted out through a July 1 concert in Hollywood, Florida. The band also has a variety of other shows on their 2018 schedule. Check out their full itinerary at CheapTrick.com.

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ABC/Randy HolmesOne year ago today, Chris Cornell died. He passed away in the early morning hours of May 18, 2017 after playing a show with Soundgarden in Detroit the previous night. He was 52.

Cornell's death was officially ruled a suicide. His widow Vicky Cornell maintains that her husband, who struggled with addiction throughout his life, was impaired by drugs at the time of his death.  However, a toxicology report concluded that "drugs did not contribute to the cause of death."

A seminal artist in the Seattle grunge scene, Cornell co-founded Soundgarden in 1984.  Over the next 25 years, the band released six albums, including 1994's Superunknown, which spawned the hits "Black Hole Sun," "Spoonman" and "Fell on Black Days." At the time of Cornell's death, Soundgarden was working on a new album, the follow-up to their 2012 comeback effort, King Animal.

In 2001, Cornell teamed up with three-fourths of Rage Against the Machine to form Audioslave, which released three albums before breaking up in 2007. In January of 2017, Audioslave reunited to play together for the first time in 10 years.

Cornell also released four solo albums, the last of which was 2015's Higher Truth. Two months before his death, he released what would be his final song, the Grammy-nominated tune "The Promise."

A week after his death, Cornell was laid to rest at Hollywood Forever Cemetery in L.A. in a private ceremony attended by his Soundgarden and Audioslave band mates, and fellow rockers Dave Grohl, Metallica's James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich, and Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page.

During the service, Linkin Park's Chester Bennington performed Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah." On July 20, which would have been Cornell's 53rd birthday, Bennington took his own life.

Cornell's family is holding a public vigil at Hollywood Forever tonight at 7 p.m.

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Courtesy of Julien's AuctionsThe previously reported Music Icons auction offering the first electric guitar George Harrison ever owned and a historic Fender Telecaster belong to The Band's Robbie Robertson takes place this Saturday, May 19, at the Hard Rock Café in New York City.

The sale, organized by Julien's Auctions, will feature memorabilia from a wide variety of artists, and will be broken into two sessions, beginning at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. ET, respectively.

Harrison's instrument is a Hofner Club 40 model that he acquired in 1959, and that he played frequently for several years. He gave up possession of the guitar in 1966, after Beatles manager Brian Epstein convinced him to donate it as the prize in a band competition promoting a Fab Four tour of Germany. It's expected to sell for as much as $300,000.

Robertson's guitar is a 1965 Fender Telecaster that both Robbie and Bob Dylan played on Bob's historic "going electric" 1966 tour. It was also used during recording sessions for various albums by Dylan and The Band.

In addition, Robertson played the guitar with The Band at the Woodstock, Isle of Wight and Watkins Glen festivals, as well as other famous events. It's estimated to fetch between $400,000 and $600,000.

Other high-priced collectibles going on the block include a 1963 Epiphone Granada guitar that Eric Clapton played while he was in The Yardbirds, a 1968 Telecaster custom-made for Elvis Presley, a set of lyrics to "Blowin' in the Wind" handwritten by Dylan in 2011, a Jag-Stang guitar designed by Nirvana's Kurt Cobain, and a 1963 Beatles set list handwritten by Paul McCartney.

Meanwhile, a related Music Icons auction focusing exclusively on Prince-related items will take place today at 2 p.m. at the Hard Rock Café in New York.

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Courtesy of Live NationPoison and Cheap Trick kick off their Nothin' but a Good Time 2018 tour tonight in Irvine, California, with modern rockers Pop Evil set to open most of the shows. The trek, which wraps up July 1 in Hollywood, Florida, marks the second time the two veteran rock acts will hit the road together, following a 2009 tour.

Poison frontman Bret Michaels tells ABC Radio that he's "a big fan" of Cheap Trick, and is excited to play with the power-pop legends again.

"These guys are still rocking it, they're still relevant, they're keeping it real," Michaels declares. "And what I love about them most is that they have just incredible songs. When you think about 'Surrender'...'Dream Police'...'[I] Want You to Want Me,' and so many others."

Cheap Trick singer Robin Zander tells ABC Radiot he expects rock fans to flock to their shows, "because it's a good package." He adds, "We've done this before with Poison and it's always been a good time."

Michaels says he's also a fan of Pop Evil, noting, "They've…got a great catalog of songs…and I think they've got a lot of diversity in their music."

The thing Bret says he's most excited about, though, "is getting out there live onstage [and] putting on an unbelievably great show."

He adds, "On a very personal note, I'm looking forward to getting together with [Poison guitarist] C.C. [DeVille, drummer] Rikki [Rockett] and [bassist] Bobby [Dall], and heading out on the road…It truly will be a 'Nothing but a Good Time' tour."

Michaels also says he loves performing for Poison's "three generations of amazing, amazing fans," and describes their live show as "an absolute party."

Here are all of the Nothing but a Good Time tour dates:

5/18 -- Irvine, CA, Five Points Amphitheatre
5/19 -- Las Vegas, NV, The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
5/20 -- Reno, NV, Grand Sierra Resort and Casino*
5/22 -- West Valley City, UT, USANA Amphitheatre
5/23 -- Denver, CO, Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre
5/25 -- Kansas City, KS, Sprint Center
5/26 -- St. Louis, MO, Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre*
5/29 -- Nashville, TN, Ascend Amphitheatre
6/2 -- Irving, TX, The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
6/3 -- The Woodlands, TX, Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
6/5 -- Atlanta, GA, Verizon Amphitheatre
6/7 -- Noblesville, IN, Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
6/8 -- Clarkston, MI, DTE Energy Music Theatre
6/9 -- Chicago, IL, Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
6/10 -- Cincinnati, OH, Riverbend Music Center
6/12 -- Cuyahoga Falls, OH, Blossom Music Center
6/13 -- Syracuse, NY, Lakeview Amphitheatre
6/14 -- Hartford, CT, The Xfinity Theatre
6/15 -- Gilford, NH, Bank of NH Pavilion
6/17 -- Bristow, VA, Jiffy Lube Live
6/19 -- Toronto, ON, Canada, The Budweiser Stage
6/21 -- Wantagh, NY, Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
6/22 -- Bethel, NY, Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
6/23 -- Holmdel, NJ, PNC Bank Arts Center
6/24 -- Allentown, PA, PPL Center
6/26 -- Darien Lake, NY, Darien Lake Amphitheater
6/29 -- St. Petersburg, FL, Al Lang Stadium
6/30 -- Jacksonville, FL, Daily's Place
7/1 -- Hollywood, FL, Hard Rock Event Center*

* = Pop Evil not on the bill.

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Credit: Rob ShanahanTonight, Elton John will bid farewell to The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, as he concludes his 450th show at the Las Vegas venue.

The Thursday night performance will be the last one of his Million Dollar Piano residency, and the final one overall of his two Las Vegas residencies. The first one, The Red Piano, ran from 2004 to 2009, and was the first major superstar residency following Celine Dion's groundbreaking show A New Day... in 2003. The Million Dollar Piano started in September of 2011. 

EltonJohn.com has provided some fun facts about the Rocket Man's adventures in Las Vegas:

--The Red Piano was performed 243 times at The Colosseum.  The Million Dollar Piano was performed 207 times.

--Combining attendance for both The Red Piano and The Million Dollar Piano, approximately 1.8 million people have seen Elton perform at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace.

--The Red Piano set list featured 15 songs from four different decades.  The Million Dollar Piano featured 19 songs from four different decades, including deep cuts like "Better Off Dead" and "Indian Sunset."  In 2012, one song -- "Blue Eyes" -- was dropped from the set list in favor of "Empty Garden (Hey Hey Johnny)," Elton's tribute to his friend John Lennon.

--The million dollar piano that Elton plays as part of the show took nearly four years to build and features 68 LED screens embedded in it.  It took 175 people four months to create the 19 films and videos that are played during Elton's performance.

--In his career, following Thursday night's show, Elton will have performed in Las Vegas a total of 485 times.

Elton will kick off his Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour on September 8 in Allentown, Pennsylvania.  He's reportedly performing at the Royal Wedding this weekend.

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KollecticoThe Grateful Dead and Rhino Entertainment have partnered with the Kollectico toy company to create a limited-edition line of themed bobbleheads dolls including figures depicting variations of the group's famous Dancing Bears. In addition, fans will be able to purchase custom-made bobbleheads that feature the likeness of their own face on a statuette wearing a Grateful Dead t-shirt and flashing a peace sign.

The Dancing Bear bobbleheads will be available in five different colors, and a special holiday set will feature four bears, including one with a Santa Claus hat and beard, one sporting an elf hat, one with reindeer antlers and one holding a menorah and donning a yarmulke.

Those ordering the custom Grateful Dead bobbleheads can choose between three different t-shirt designs, including the band's "Steal Your Face" logo, one big dancing bear and a group of smaller bears.

In addition, a variety of Dancing Bear bottle stoppers also can be purchased. Visit Kollectico.com for more information about these groovy collectibles.

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ABC/Adam TaylorU2 paid tribute to the late Chris Cornell during their show in Los Angeles Wednesday night.

At the end of "Beautiful Day," the Irish rockers played a snippet of Soundgarden's signature song, "Black Hole Sun." Bono dedicated the performance to Cornell and his family. You can watch fan-footage of the tribute now on YouTube.

This Friday marks the one-year anniversary of Cornell's death. The musician's family is holding a public vigil at Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles Friday night to mark the occasion.

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Credit: Salvador OchoaSting and reggae star Shaggy will team up for a North American tour this fall in support of their recently released collaborative album, 44/876. The trek, which follows a summer European outing, kicks off September 15 in Miami Beach, Florida, and is mapped out through an October 15 show in Los Angeles.

The concerts will feature the two artists hitting the stage together to perform selections from 44/876, as well as various songs from each other's back catalogs, such as The Police's Every Breath You Take" and "Message in a Bottle," Sting's solo gem "Englishman in New York," and Shaggy's smash hits "It Wasn't Me," "Mr. Boombastic," and "Angel." Musicians from both singer's backing bands will take part in the trek.

Tickets for the shows will go on sale to the general public starting Thursday, May 24, at 10 a.m. local time. Members of Sting's fan club will have the chance to buy advance tickets starting this Monday, May 21; visit Sting.com for more details. Each ticket purchased online will include either a CD or digital copy of 44/876.

In other news, a companion album called 44/876: The Remixes will be released Friday, May 25. The 12-track collection features eight alternate mixes of 44/876's lead single, "Don't Make Me Wait," as well as remixes of "Dreaming in the U.S.A.," "Morning Is Coming," "Just One Lifetime" and "Gotta Get Back My Baby." That same day, Sting and Shaggy will perform a free show together in New York City's Central Park as part of the ABC's Good Morning America Summer Concert Series. Visit 1iota.com for more details.

Here are Sting and Shaggy's joint North American tour dates:

9/15 -- Miami Beach, FL, Fillmore Miami Beach at The Jackie Gleason Theater
?9/17 -- Atlanta, GA, Tabernacle
?9/19 -- Oxon Hill, MD, The Theater at MGM National Harbor
?9/20 -- Philadelphia, PA, The Fillmore
?9/21 -- Atlantic City, NJ, Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa
?9/25 -- Boston, MA, House of Blues
?9/26 -- New York, NY, The Rooftop at Pier 17
9/28 -- Toronto, ON, Canada, The Phoenix Concert Theatre
?9/30 -- Minneapolis, MN, The Armory
?10/1 -- St. Louis, MO, The Pageant
?10/2 -- Chicago, IL, The Aragon Ballroom
?10/4 -- Kansas City, MO, Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland
?10/5 -- Denver, CO, Fillmore Auditorium
?10/8 -- San Francisco, CA, The Masonic
?10/9 -- Santa Barbara, CA, Santa Barbara Bowl
?10/10 -- Phoenix, AZ, The Van Buren
?10/12 -- Rancho Mirage, CA, Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa
?10/13 -- Las Vegas, NV, Park Theater
?10/15 -- Los Angeles, CA, The Wiltern

And here's the track list of 44/876: The Remixes:

"Don't Make Me Wait" (Dave Audé Rhythmic Radio Remix)
"Dreaming in the U.S.A." (Chris Baio Remix)
"Morning Is Coming" (Rory Stone Love Black Dub Day Remix)
"Don't Make Me Wait" (Tropkillaz Remix)
"Just One Lifetime" (Cherry Cherry Boom Boom Remix)
"Don't Make Me Wait" (Jungle Josh x JROB Remix)
"Don't Make Me Wait" (iLL Wayno Remix)
"Don't Make Me Wait" (One Drop Remix)
"Gotta Get Back My Baby" (Dave Audé Radio Remix)
"Don't Make Me Wait" (Dave Audé Club Mix)
"Don't Make Me Wait" (Madison Mars Remix)
"Don't Make Me Wait" (Tom Stephan Club Mix)

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ABC RadioNirvana bassist Krist Noveselic currently plays in a band called Giants in the Trees, and the group is taking a few pointers from his old group's most famous album, Nevermind.

"Nevermind is a very song-orientated record," Novoselic tells Kerrang!. "That's the same with Giants in the Trees, the songs switch gears. Nevermind did that, too."

He adds, "The songs had very individual personalities, but there was also a cohesive whole. That's what we wanted to do with this [Giants in the Trees] album."

Novoselic still listens to Nevermind, which turned 25 last year.

"It's pretty loaded for me, in a lot of ways," he says of the album. "I think it sounds really good. It's nice to remember Kurt [Cobain], but a lot of things pop up when I hear it."

Novoselic will reunite with his Nirvana band mate Dave Grohl when Giants in the Trees play Foo Fighters' Cal Jam festival in October. The band also is playing the Sasquatch! festival later this month.

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Credit: Brantley GutierrezFoo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins stopped by the Riverside Elementary School in Rochester, Minnesota Wednesday to perform for students, ABC affiliate KAAL reports.

Hawkins, who was joined by drummer Mike Arturi of The Lovin' Spoonful, visited the school as a mentor for arts education program Turnaround Arts. You can watch footage of their performance now via KAALTV.com.

"Music, I've heard it said before, is its own gift," Hawkins said. "I've had people come up to me and say, 'What is it like to be a rock star?' or whatever. I'm like, 'Well, that's just part of the job.' In actuality, the music is still the thing that's most the most enjoyable part and still the passion that drives me to get up and do it every day."

Hawkins and the rest of Foo Fighters will kick off a U.S. summer tour in support of their new album Concrete and Gold in July.

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BMGAs the last surviving member of Emerson, Lake and Palmer, drummer Carl Palmer has been keeping the legendary British prog-rock group's music alive via his touring band, Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy.  On June 29, Palmer's band will release a CD/DVD set called Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy Live.

The set features full performances from shows that took place, respectively, in Buffalo, New York, in 2014 and Miami in 2016.

The CD includes audio from a show that took place in November 2014 at Buffalo's Tralf Music Hall. The set  list featured a full version of "Tarkus," Rogers & Hammerstein's "America" from West Side Story, and the King Crimson classic "21st Century Schizoid Man."

The DVD, meanwhile, documents a June 2016 concert at Miami's Olympia Theater that paid tribute to late ELP keyboardist Keith Emerson, who committed suicide at age 71 in March of that year. The show included guest appearances by ex-Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett and Vanilla Fudge singer/keyboardist Mark Stein.

That Miami concert featured a performance of "Karn Evil 9 (Welcome Back My Friends)," plus renditions of Mussorgsky's "Pictures at an Exhibition" and Aaron Copland's "Hoedown" and "Fanfare for the Common Man."  The DVD also includes bonus behind-the-scenes footage.  Carl himself wrote the liner notes for the package.

In addition to Palmer, ELP Legacy features guitarist Simon Fitzpatrick and bassist Paul Bielatowicz.

"It's metal prog-rock playing Emerson, Lake and Palmer," Carl says of his group. "It's original and unique, and that's important to me."

Here's the full track list for Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy Live:

CD: Tralf Music Hall, Buffalo, NY, 11/25/14

"Rondeau des Indes Galantes"/"Ride of the Valkyries"
"Toccata and Fugue in D Minor"
"Mars, the God of War"/"21st Century Schizoid Man"
"Tarkus" (Full Version)
"America"
"Knife-Edge"
"Trilogy" (Short Version)

DVD: Pictures at an Exhibition -- A Tribute to Keith Emerson, Olympia Theater, Miami, FL, 6/24/16

"Introduction"
"Peter Gunn"
"Karn Evil 9 (Welcome Back My Friends)"
"The Barbarian"
"Bitches Crystal"
"Jerusalem"
"Romeo & Juliet"
"21st Century Schizoid Man"
"Clair de Lune"
"Knife-Edge"
"Hoedown"
"Take a Pebble"
"Carmina Burana"
"Pictures at an Exhibition"
"Fanfare for the Common Man"/Drum Solo
"Nutrocker"

Bonus footage:
--Behind the Scenes at the Tribute for Keith Emerson

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Dave J Hogan/Getty Images for The Rolling StonesThe Rolling Stones' 2018 No Filter Tour of Europe gets underway tonight at Croke Park in Dublin, Ireland. In advance of the concert, band members Keith Richards and Mick Jagger have taken to social media to post various messages and video clips.

Richards posted video on his Twitter account Tuesday in which he said, "Hi, everybody. I'm sitting in Dublin. Just finished the last rehearsal, the last lick of paint on the machinery, and looking forward to the show on Thursday, you know. See you there." He also uploaded some photos of himself rehearsing onstage at Croke Park.

As for Jagger, the singer posted a video on his Twitter page of him dancing and running around on the same stage, as the 2016 rap song "Girls @" by Joey Purp plays in the background.

The Rolling Stones' Twitter feed, meanwhile, features video snippets of the band rehearsing "Start Me Up" and what appears to be an instrumental segment of "Midnight Rambler."

The site also is hosting a poll asking Dublin fans which of the following four songs -- "Far Away Eyes," "Angie," "Moonlight Mile" and "Wild Horses" -- they'd like to hear The Stones play at the Croke Park concert. As of Wednesday afternoon, "Wild Horses" led the poll with 38 percent of the votes.

The Stones' No Filter Tour runs through a July 8 show in Warsaw, Poland. The European trek also includes the band's first series of dates in their U.K. homeland in five years, as well as stops in Germany, France and the Czech Republic.

Here are all of the dates on the tour:

5/17 -- Dublin, Ireland, Croke Park
5/22 -- London, U.K., London Stadium
5/25 -- London, U.K., London Stadium
5/29 -- Southampton, U.K., St. Mary's Stadium
6/2 -- Coventry, U.K., Ricoh Stadium
6/5 -- Manchester, U.K., Old Trafford Football Stadium
6/9 -- Edinburgh, U.K., BT Murrayfield Stadium
6/15 -- Cardiff, U.K., Principality Stadium
6/19 -- London, U.K., Twickenham Stadium
6/22 -- Berlin, Germany, Olympic Stadium
6/26 -- Marseille, France, Orange Velodrome
6/30 -- Stuttgart, Germany, Mercedes Benz Arena
7/4 -- Prague, Czech Republic, Letnany Airport
7/8 -- Warsaw, Poland, National Stadium

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ABC/Randy HolmesMore than 20 years since performing at Princess Diana's funeral, Elton John reportedly will take on the royal stage again. 

Sources tell TMZ that Sir Elton will perform at the royal wedding between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle this Saturday. It's unclear if the singer will perform at the ceremony or at the reception. 

While details are scarce, it's no secret that Elton is tight with the royal family. In fact, the singer had a very close relationship with Harry's mother, Princess Diana. Together they worked to raise awareness and money for AIDS research back in the '80s.

When the princess died in 1997, Elton performed "Candle in the Wind" at her funeral. The lyrics of the song -- which was originally about Marilyn Monroe -- were changed to reflect Diana's life. It's also said he was a great support system for Harry and William after their mother's passing. 

Back in February, Elton rescheduled two Las Vegas shows that were slated for this upcoming weekend, citing a scheduling conflict.

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Courtesy of KAABOO Cayman

Bryan Adams and Blondie are among the artists who'll be performing at the new KAABOO festival on Grand Cayman Island next year.

The inaugural KAABOO Cayman festival is scheduled for February 15-16, 2019. It's a spinoff of the original KAABOO, which has been held annually since 2015 in Del Mar, California, and this year takes place September 14-16.

Among the other acts hitting the stage at KAABOO Cayman will be Duran Duran, Los Lobos, Blues Traveler, Live, Counting Crows, The English Beat and current Sting collaborator, Shaggy.

The festival also will feature art, comedy and food. The website describes the extravaganza as "a curated two-day sound voyage that combines incredible music and tastemaking experiences in a modern wonderland alongside the beautiful Caribbean sea."

For more information and to buy passes to the fest, visit KaabooCayman.com.

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ParlophoneThree David Bowie titles will hit stores June 29 -- CD and digital versions of his recent Record Store Day offering Welcome to the Blackout (Live London '78), and vinyl reissues of the soundtrack to the 1981 film Christiane F., and the 1982 EP David Bowie in Bertolt Brecht's Baal.

Welcome to the Blackout (Live London '78) initially was made available as a three-LP vinyl set last month exclusively in independent record shops, and it now will get a wide release as a two-CD set, in digital formats and via streaming services. The album features previously unreleased performances from concerts Bowie played at London's Earls Court on June 30 and July 1 of '78 during his Isolar II Tour. Among the songs included are "'Heroes," "The Jean Genie," "Sound and Vision," "Fame," "Ziggy Stardust," "Suffragette City," and "Rebel Rebel."

Bowie's 1981 soundtrack to the movie Christiane F. -- Wir Kinder von Bahnoff Zoo will be reissued on red vinyl, marking the first time in 30 years that the album will be available on vinyl. The LP will be sold exclusively at retail stores and features a selection of Bowie songs from various studio albums he released during the late 1970s. The track list includes "TVC 15," "Boys Keep Swinging," "Station to Station" and a German version of "Heroes," titled "Helden." Christiane F. -- Wir Kinder von Bahnoff Zoo was based on the 1978 book Christiane F. about a troubled young German actress.

David Bowie in Bertolt Brecht's Baal features Bowie's renditions of five songs written for German playwright Bertolt Brecht's 1918 play, Baal. The EP will be reissued as a limited-edition 10-inch vinyl disc available exclusively at record stores and will be housed in a trifold sleeve replicating the disc's original packaging.

Here's the Welcome to the Blackout track list:

CD One
"Warszawa"
"'Heroes'"
"What in the World"
"Be My Wife"
"The Jean Genie"
"Blackout"
"Sense of Doubt"
"Speed of Life"
"Sound and Vision"
"Breaking Glass"
"Fame"
"Beauty and the Beast"

CD Two
"Five Years"
"Soul Love"
"Star"
"Hang On to Yourself"
"Ziggy Stardust"
"Suffragette City"
"Art Decade"
"Alabama Song"
"Station to Station"
"TVC 15"
"Stay"
"Rebel Rebel"

Here's the track list to the Christiane F. -- Wir Kinder von Bahnoff Zoo soundtrack:

Side One
"V-2 Schneider"
"TVC 15"
"'Heroes/Helden'"
"Boys Keep Swinging"
"Sense of Doubt"

Side Two
"Station to Station"
"Look Back in Anger
"Stay"
"Warszawa"

And here's the track list of the David Bowie in Bertolt Brecht's Baal EP:

Side One
"Baal's Hymn (Der Choral vom Grossen Baal)"
"Remembering Marie A. (Erinnerung an die Marie A.)"

Side Two
"Ballad of the Adventurers (Die Ballad von den Abenteurern)"
"The Drowned Girl (Vom Ertrunkenen Mädchen)"
"The Dirty Song"

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Amy Grantham; Lynn GoldsmithGraham Nash and Todd Rundgren lend their vocal talents to a new album by legendary Motown songwriter Lamont Dozier called Reimagination, which will be released on May 25. The 12-track collection features new, sparsely arranged versions of classic songs that Dozier co-wrote with Brian and Eddie Holland for such artists as The Supremes, The Four Tops, Martha and the Vandellas and Marvin Gaye.

Nash sings on a medley of Supremes hits that includes "Where Did Our Love Go," "Stop in the Name of Love," "Come See About Me" and "Baby Love," while Rundgren delivers a rendition of the 1964 Martha and the Vandellas gem "In My Lonely Room."

Among the other special guests on Reimagination are U.K. pop legend Sir Cliff Richard, singer/songwriter Marc Cohn and country star Lee Ann Womack. The album was produced by veteran film and TV composer Fred Mollin.

"When Fred Mollin asked me if I was interested in singing harmony on Lamont's album, I just couldn't wait," Nash says. "My former band, The Hollies, recorded 'Stop in the Name of Love' in the early '80s and it was my absolute pleasure to be able to work with such an incredible writer."

Regarding the project, Dozier declares, "Who knew that after all these years that these songs would be revisited again in this form? We're just having a ball with it and, we think that the audience and the fans of this music will get a kick out of it as well."

You can check out a behind-the-scenes video about the making of the album now on Cleopatra Records' official YouTube channel.

Here the full track list of Reimagination:

Supremes Medley: "Where Did Our Love Go"/"Stop in the Name of Love"/"Come See About Me"/"Baby Love" -- featuring Graham Nash
"How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved by You)" -- featuring Gregory Porter
"Reach Out, I'll Be There"
"Baby I Need Your Loving" -- featuring Lee Ann Womack
"Bernadette"
"This Old Heart of Mine"/"My World Is Empty Without You" -- featuring Sir Cliff Richard
"Heat Wave"/"Nowhere to Run" -- featuring Jo Harman
"In My Lonely Room" -- featuring Todd Rundgren
"Take Me in Your Arms (Rock Me a Little While)" -- featuring Marc Cohn
"You Keep Me Hanging On" -- featuring Rumer
"Reflections" -- featuring Justin Currie
"I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)"

Bonus Track
"Reach Out, I'll Be There" -- duet with Jo Harman

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RhinoChicago has been showcasing a full performance of its classic self-titled 1970 double album -- also known as Chicago II -- on its 2018 tour, and the band also recently played the entire record at a taping for a new episode of the PBS series Soundstage. Now that performance, recorded at the Windy City's famed WTTW-TV studios, will be released June 29 as Chicago II: Live on Soundstage.

The two-disc set includes a video of the program and a 5.1 surround-sound audio mix. The audio of the program also will be available as a digital download and via streaming services. In addition, a deluxe package called Chicago II: Collector's Edition will be released in August -- that will include the Soundstage performance on CD and DVD, plus a remixed version of the original Chicago II album by acclaimed producer Steven Wilson on both CD and as a double-LP vinyl set.

Chicago II features several of the band's most enduring songs, including "25 or 6 to 4," "Make Me Smile" and "Colour My World." The latter two tunes actually are part of a six-section suite called "Ballet for a Girl in Buchannon."

Chicago's Soundstage episode has been airing on PBS stations in recent weeks -- visit ChicagotheBand.com to check out its various premiere dates.

Meanwhile, the band launches a joint U.S. summer tour with REO Speedwagon on June 13 in Concord, California, It also has headlining dates scheduled before and after the trek.

Here's the Chicago II: Live on Soundstage track list:

"Movin' On"
"The Road"
"Poem for the People"
"In the Country"
"Wake Up Sunshine"
"Ballet for a Girl in Buchannon"
--"Make Me Smile"
--"So Much to Say, So Much to Give"
--"Anxiety's Moments"
--"West Virginia Fantasies"
--"Colour My World"
--"To Be Free"
--"Now More Than Ever"
"Fancy Colours"
"Memories of Love"
"It Better End Soon"
--"1st Movement"
--"2nd Movement"
--"4th Movement"
"Where Do We Go from Here"
"25 or 6 to 4"

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