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Genesis members spotted together at New York City basketball game, sparking reunion rumors

Kevin Kane/WireImageCould a new Genesis reunion featuring the group's three-member lineup of Phil Collins, Mike Rutherford and Tony Banks be brewing? According to the Genesis News fan site, rumors have been circulating that Collins, Rutherford and Banks are in New York City to discuss a possible reunion, since the three were spotted at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday watching the New York Knicks play the Los Angeles Lakers.

The website posted screen shots of Collins, Rutherford and Banks in the stands at the basketball game.

Rolling Stone points out that the trio also could simply be getting together in New York for business purposes, or perhaps to celebrate Phil's 69th birthday, which takes place on January 30.

In August of 2019, Collins told Rolling Stone that he wouldn't rule out a Genesis reunion.

"I wouldn't say there isn't not a possibility," he said. "Me, Mike and Tony are pretty close, still. I can't imagine what it would be like if I didn't play the drums, but anything is possible."

Collins returned to touring as a solo artist a couple of years ago, although he no longer is able to play drums because of various health issues.

Phil also said that if Genesis were to do reunion shows, he'd would like his son Nicholas to play drums. Nic, who is now 18, has been handling drum duties at Collins' recent solo concerts.

Interestingly, Rutherford's other band, Mike the Mechanics, opened a series of shows for Collins in Europe last year, and during the run, Mike joined Phil at a show in Berlin to play the Genesis hit "Follow You Follow Me."

Genesis most recent tour took place in 2006 and 2007.

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Sting will explore "theatrical" elements in upcoming Vegas residency

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Sting is currently performing in the re-launch of his musical The Last Ship in Los Angeles, but later this year he'll head to Las Vegas for a brand-new residency. On Thursday night's Jimmy Kimmel Live! episode, the singer teased fans on what they can expect from the Sin City show.

"Actually having your own room, your own space, is something I'm really looking forward to because I can create my world there, invite people into my world," Sting said of performing the show at Caesars Palace.

"Normally my show is just music and it's really good lights, it's a good show, but there's no theatrical element," he explained. "So I'm gonna explore that thing. Have a dancer or two, some fantastic scenery. Not perhaps changing a robe every song, no headdresses…that's not me."

He also rejected Jimmy Kimmel's suggestions of having a tiger and magicians on stage. "I do the magic," he joked.

The residency, called My Songs after his latest album, will feature, "a compendium of Sting's songs with dynamic, visual references to some of his most iconic videos and inspirations." It kicks off May 22.

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Watch Mick Jagger in the trailer for the new art-heist film 'The Burnt Orange Heresy'

ALBERTO PIZZOLI/AFP via Getty ImagesAn official trailer for The Burnt Orange Heresy, a new art-heist thriller that features Mick Jagger in a major role, has debuted online at Sony Pictures Classics' YouTube channel.

In the movie, the Rolling Stones singer portrays Joseph Cassidy, a British art dealer who's the patron of a famous and reclusive painter named Jerome Debney, played by Donald Sutherland. Intrigue ensues when Cassidy invites an art critic named James Figueras, played by Netflix's Dracula star Claes Bang, to his estate on Italy's Lake Como and make him a proposition.

"At the edge of my property there's a dilapidated little house. In this house there's an artist," Cassidy tells Figueras in the trailer. "No critic has spoken to this guy in over 50 years. Think of the splash it would make [if you were able to] see and describe his current work. You could be running a major museum soon."

Bang's character asks Jagger's, "Why would you do this for me?" Mick as Cassidy says, "I'd value a Debney, James. And I'd like you to procure one for me."

The Burnt Orange Heresy was directed by Italian director Giuseppe Capotondi, whose other credits include the Epix series Berlin Station and a variety of music videos.

In other news, a podcast production company called Rainy Day Podcasts that Jagger co-founded has signed a development deal with Warner Bros., Deadline reports. The agreement calls for the production of as many as seven podcasts focusing on such entertainment genres as comedy, drama, documentaries and talk shows.

A joint statement from Jagger and his Rainy Day Podcasts partners reads, "Everything starts with the word. We're very excited to be working with Warner Bros. to create an environment where the best writers are free to pursue their passion projects with maximum creative freedom."

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Doors members play band's classic songs with Nirvana bassist, Eurythmics Dave Stewart & more at LA benefit

Scott Dudelson/Getty Images for Red Light Management and Live NationAs planned, Doors guitarist Robby Krieger and drummer John Densmore reunited Thursday night to perform at the Homeward Bound Concert, a show benefiting the PATH homeless charity that took place at The Wiltern in Los Angeles.

According to Rolling Stone, Krieger and Densmore were joined by Nirvana's Krist Novoselic on bass, Willie Nelson's youngest son Micah on guitar, and a couple of other musicians for a 20-minute set of Doors classics that also featured various guest singers.

Eurythmics' Dave Stewart and his daughter, Kaya, sang "Hello, I Love You," American Idol alum Haley Reinhart belted out "Crystal Ship" and "People Are Strange," and Fitz & the Tantrums frontman Michael Fitzpatrick performed "Riders on the Storm." A rendition of "Roadhouse Blues" closed out the set, with Micah Nelson taking on lead vocals and ex-Canned Heat harmonica player Stanley Behrens joining in.

Prior to the Doors set, the concert featured performances by Dave and Kaya Stewart, along with Dave's son, Sam; Jason Mraz; Fitz & The Tantrums; 2012 American Idol champ Phillip Phillips; Ingrid Michaelson and 2018 American Idol winner Maddie Poppe; and Scarypoolparty, the stage name of 2019 American Idol runner-up Alejandro Aranda.

The concert ended with the evening's cast coming together for a version of Paul Simon's classic "Homeward Bound." Rolling Stone reports that the event also featured a live auction of two guitars signed by all the performers that fetched a total of $17,000.

Meanwhile, in conjunction with the show, an online auction is being held at that's offering an electric guitar and case signed by Krieger; a vinyl copy of The Doors' Morrison Hotel autographed by Krieger and Densmore; tickets and/or VIP packages to upcoming concerts by Lionel Richie, Journey and The Black Crowes; and more. Biding closes February 6.

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Simon & Garfunkel celebrate 50th anniversary of 'Bridge over Troubled Water' with four-song live EP

Legacy RecordingsSimon & Garfunkel's classic fifth and final studio album, Bridge over Troubled Water, hit stores 50 years ago this Sunday.  In celebration of the anniversary, a new digital EP featuring previously unreleased live versions of four songs from the record has been made available exclusively via streaming services.

Live at Carnegie Hall 1969 features performances from a two-night stand the folk-rock duo played at the famous New York City venue in November 1969. The songs on the EP are renditions of the album's enduring title track, as well as "So Long, Frank Lloyd Wright," "The Boxer," and "Song for the Asking."

Bridge over Troubled Water the album spent 10 weeks at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart, while the title song topped the Billboard Hot 100 for six weeks. The record also yielded three other top-20 hits -- "Cecilia," "The Boxer" and "El Condor Pasa (If I Could)," which peaked at #4, #7 and #18, respectively.

In addition, the album and its title track garnered Simon & Garfunkel six Grammy Awards in 1971, including Album of the Year, Record of the Year and Song of the Year.

Bridge over Troubled Water was Simon & Garfunkel's most diverse collection of tunes, featuring elements of roots rock, pop, folk, gospel, South American music, Caribbean music and jazz.

The album has sold more than eight million copies in the U.S. alone. Meanwhile, "Bridge over Troubled Water" the song has been covered by artists including Aretha Franklin, Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash and Willie Nelson. Aretha's version won a 1972 Grammy for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance.

Unfortunately, tensions between Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel led to the duo's breakup after they completed a tour in support of the album in 1971, but Bridge over Troubled Water remains among their crowning achievements.

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Slash isn't sure about new GN'R music: "Stuff is happening, but there are no specifics"

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While the Guns N' Roses reunion has been a smashing success on the road, the prospect of new music from the band is less definitive.  In a new interview, guitarist Slash indicates that the band isn't quite certain what the plan should be in terms of releasing anything.

Speaking with about his new collection of Gibson acoustic and Les Paul electric models, Slash says of the band's plans, "There's been no definitive answer on anything and I'll just keep keep to that. Stuff is happening, but there are no specifics."

He continues, "More than anything, it's because of the nature of the industry right now. It's just like, 'How do you want to do this?' I mean, there's material and there’s recording and there's s*** going on, but we're not really sure what we're doing with it right now."

Of course, as Slash notes, the music industry has changed dramatically since 1993, which is the last time he, Axl Rose and Duff McKagan all made a record together as GN'R.

"There's a handful people who said, 'Yeah, make a record and go old school,'" he reveals. "And there's a handful of people that are like, 'We don’t even know what buying a record is any more!'"

While the band works out what to do music-wise, they've got plenty of live performances on their schedule.  They'll play the Super Bowl Music Fest in Miami on January 31, and in March, they'll tour South America. In May, they'll perform in Europe.

Axl, Slash and Duff launched their Not in This Lifetime reunion tour in 2016, marking the first time the trio had shared the stage together since 1993. The worldwide outing became the third-highest-grossing tour of all time.

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Black Sabbath's Tony Iommi, David Crosby, Elvis Costello competing for Grammy Awards on Sunday

Michele Crowe/CBSJust a reminder that the 62nd annual Grammy Awards takes place this Sunday, January 26.  Among this year's nominees are a handful of classic rock artists, including Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi, David Crosby and Elvis Costello.

Iommi scored a nod for Best Metal Performance for "Astorolus -- The Great Octopus," a collaboration with the band Candlemass.

The biographical Crosby documentary Remember My Name is in the running for the Best Music Film prize.

Costello and his longtime backing group The Imposters have been nominated for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album for Look Now.

Former Fabulous Thunderbirds guitarist Jimmie Vaughan, brother of the late Stevie Ray Vaughan, will vie for the Best Traditional Blues Album award for Baby, Please Come Home.

Garnering two nominations is the massive box set Woodstock: Back to the Garden -- The Definitive 50th Anniversary Archive, which will compete for the Best Historical Album and Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package trophies.

The late Chris Cornell's self-titled archival box set received a nod for the Best Recording Package prize.

The soundtrack to the Elton John biopic Rocketman is a nominee in the Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media category.

Meanwhile, Iommi's longtime Black Sabbath band mate Ozzy Osbourne and his wife, Sharon, are among the celebs who will present Grammys during the ceremony.

In addition, Aerosmith and hip hop legends Run DMC will perform together during the Grammy telecast.

The ceremony will air live Sunday at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT from the Staples Center in Los Angeles on CBS. However, most of the awards will be handed out earlier that day during the Premiere Ceremony, which takes place at the Microsoft Theater in L.A. at 3:30 p.m. ET/12:30 p.m. PT.  It'll be streamed live at

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Stone Temple Pilots cancel acoustic tour due to singer's medical problem

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Stone Temple Pilots were supposed to kick off an unplugged tour on February 5, but that trek has now been scrapped due to lead singer Jeff Gutt's medical issues.

A statement from the band notes that Gutt has "a severely herniated disc," and "doctors have advised immediate surgery, along with several weeks of recovery time and physical therapy."

Gutt is expected to fully recover, after which the band hopes they can reschedule the tour for later this year. Ticket holders can get refunds at the point of purchase.

STP's upcoming April tour of Australia with Bush and Live is still on, as is their summer tour with Nickelback.

The unplugged tour was in support of the band's upcoming acoustic-driven album, Perdida, due out February 7. It's STP's second album featuring Gutt, following 2018's self-titled release.

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Watch ZZ Top performing early gem "Brown Sugar" from DVD/Blu-ray edition of band's new documentary

Eagle Rock EntertainmentZZ Top is giving fans a preview of the upcoming DVD/Blu-ray version of its 2019 documentary ZZ Top: That Little Ol' Band from Texas, which will be released on February 28.

A video of the Texas trio playing a live rendition of its 1971 gem "Brown Sugar," not to be confused with the classic Rolling Stones song of the same name, has been posted on the Eagle Rock label's official YouTube channel.

The performance of the blues-rock burner is included in the DVD/Blu-ray bonus features. It's one of several early ZZ Top tunes that the Rock & Roll Hall of Famers were captured playing especially for the movie at 140-year-old Gruene Hall, which bills itself as "the oldest continually run dance hall in Texas."

ZZ Top: That Little Ol' Band from Texas tells the story of how three quirky blues-loving musicians -- guitarist Billy Gibbons, bassist Dusty Hill and drummer Frank Beard -- came together to become one of the beloved rock groups in the world.

The movie, which you can pre-order now, features new interviews with Gibbons, Hill and Beard, plus rare archival footage, animated segments and conversations with celebrity fans Billy Bob Thornton and Queens of the Stone Age frontman Josh Homme.

In addition to the Gruene Hall performances, the DVD and Blu-ray's bonus content includes archival footage of ZZ Top playing live between 1976 and 1981.

Coming off its 50th anniversary tour last year, ZZ Top's 2020 itinerary includes a concert at the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo on February 14, a new Las Vegas residency in March, a handful of U.S. performances in late April, and a Canadian tour with Cheap Trick that runs from April 29 to May 24.

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Elton John, Randy Newman to perform on the Oscars

ABC/Randy Holmes; Pamela SpringsteenViewers who tune into the Academy Awards on February 9 will see performances by two Rock & Roll Hall of Famers. Elton John and Randy Newman, who are both competing for Oscars this year.

Elton and his longtime songwriting partner Bernie Taupin are nominated for the Best Original Song honor for "(I'm Gonna) Love Me Again," which they wrote for Elton's 2019 biopic Rocketman and is heard during the end credits of the film. John is set to perform the song on the Oscar telecast, although it's not clear if his duet partner on the tune, Rocketman star Taron Egerton, will join him.

Meanwhile, Newman will perform "I Can't Let You Throw Yourself Away," which he wrote for Toy Story 4 and which also is in the running for the Best Original Song trophy.

Also performing on the Oscar telecast will be Idina Menzel and AURORA, who will sing "Into the Unknown," the nominated song from Frozen II; This Is Us star Chrissy Metz, singing "I'm Standing with You," the nominated tune from the movie Breakthrough; and Harriet star Cynthia Erivo, singing the nominated tune she co-wrote for the movie, "Stand Up."

Randy actually is vying for two Oscars at this year's ceremony: He also has been nominated for best original score for his work on Marriage Story.

The 92nd Annual Oscars ceremony airs February 9 on ABC.

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'Stars and Bars': Neil Young is now a US citizen

Credit: dhlovelifeCanadian folk-rock legend Neil Young has become a U.S. citizen.

Neil confirmed the happy news on his Neil Young Archives website, posting a photo of himself saluting an American flag by a sign that reads "DEMOCRATS REGISTER TO VOTE HERE." The pic is captioned, "I'm Happy To Report I'm In."

According to Page Six, a smiling Young was photographed in Los Angeles after taking the oath on Wednesday, flashing his citizenship papers in one hand and waving a small American flag in the other as his wife, actress Daryl Hannah, walked alongside him.

Young reported in November that his bid for U.S. citizenship, which he'd expected to be confirmed that month, had been delayed because of his use of marijuana.

"I want to be a dual citizen and vote. When I recently applied for American citizenship, I passed the test," he wrote in a message posted on his website. "Recently however, I have been told I must do another test, due to my use of marijuana and how some people who smoke it have exhibited a problem."

Neil then noted that the supposed issue he faced regarding marijuana use was due to a U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services policy alert that was added in April 2019, and that includes the following: "An applicant who is involved in certain marijuana related activities may lack GMC [good moral character] if found to have violated federal law, even if such activity is not unlawful under applicable state or foreign laws."

Young added, "I sincerely hope I have exhibited good moral character and will be able to vote my conscience on Donald J. Trump and his fellow American candidates, (as yet un-named)."

Young, a vocal critic of Trump, now apparently will have the chance to vote in the next U.S. presidential election.

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Jackson Browne joining James Taylor for US tour launching in May

Nels Israelson; Norman SeeffJackson Browne has got a friend, and tour mate, in James Taylor. The two acclaimed singer/songwriters and Rock & Roll Hall of Famers will team up this year for a late-spring/early-summer tour of the U.S. that kicks off May 15 in New Orleans and is scheduled to wind down with a July 10 concert in Camden, New Jersey.

The cross-country trek will visit a total of 26 cities, including Houston; Fort Worth, Texas; Salt Lake City; Boise, Idaho; Tacoma, Washington; Portland, Oregon; San Francisco; Anaheim, California; San Diego; Chicago; Clarkston, Michigan; Pittsburgh; Louisville, Kentucky; Memphis, Tennessee; Nashville; Atlanta; and Wantagh, New York.

Tickets for most of the shows go on sale to the general public on Friday, February 7, at 10 a.m. local time. A limited number of presale tickets will be available starting Tuesday, February 4, at

If you purchase a ticket online, you'll  also will receive a CD or digital copy of Taylor's just-announced new album of standards, America Standard, which will be released February 28.

Besides the tour dates with Taylor, Browne also will play a sold-out joint show with Shawn Colvin on February 19 in Telluride, Colorado, and will take part in the fourth-annual edition of the star-studded Love Rocks NYC benefit concert on March 12 at New York City's Beacon Theatre.

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As for Taylor, prior to the trek with Browne he'll tour Canada with Bonnie Raitt from April 14 through May 5. He also has a special show scheduled for Boston's Fenway Park on June 21 with Colvin and Brandi Carlile, as well as a Fourth of July concert at Tanglewood in Lenox, Massachusetts, that'll be followed by a fireworks display.

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Josh Klinghoffer breaks silence over RHCP exit: "There's no animosity"

Hannah Peters/Getty ImagesFormer Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist Josh Klinghoffer is speaking publicly for the first time since the band announced that he was no longer in the group, and that longtime on-again, off-again guitarist John Frusciante is returning.

During an interview with Marc Maron on the comedian's WTF podcast, Klinghoffer says that the news was a "complete shock, but not a surprise."

"It's pretty simple, and there's no animosity," Klinghoffer explains. "The explanation is that John would like to come back, and has rekindled the relationship with the band, or with Flea, musically, for the last little while."

"Behind your back," Maron suggests.

"I suppose," Klinghoffer responds.

Klinghoffer adds that the idea that Frusciante might be returning to the Chili Peppers had "crossed his mind once or twice" before the band officially told him the news after he learned that Flea and Frusciante had reconnected.

"I didn't know they'd been playing or anything," he says.

Overall, though, Klinghoffer says his emotions about his time in RHCP are positive.

"In that moment they told me, I sort of had this great wave of love for them, and love for everything I was able to do with them," he says.

Klinghoffer handled guitar duties in Red Hot Chili Peppers from 2009 to 2019, and played on two albums: 2011's I'm with You and 2016's The Getaway.

Frusciante, meanwhile, has previously gone through two tenures with the Peppers. He first joined in 1988 before departing in 1992, and then returned for a stretch between 1998 and 2009.

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Roger Waters announces "This Is Not a Drill" North America tour, featuring "in the round" shows

Courtesy of AEG PresentsRoger Waters has unveiled plans for a new North American trek called This Is Not a Drill, which kicks off July 8 in Pittsburgh and is scheduled through an October 3 concert in Dallas. The shows will be staged "in the round," a first for the ex-Pink Floyd singer/bassist.

The 31-date trek will visit many venues Waters didn't play during his 2017 Us Them outing.

In a video promoting the tour, Waters explains that he was inspired to hit the road again because he thinks it's important to get across his political message to people at a time of great upheaval in the world.  "As the clock ticks faster and faster and faster down to extinction, it seemed like a good idea to make a fuss about it," Roger maintains. "So that's why I'm going on the road."

As for why he's playing the concerts in the round, he notes, "It's something new, to us, to me. And I look forward to the challenge."

Getting back to what's motivating him to mount the new trek, Waters says, "To be blunt, we need to change the way we organize ourselves as a human race or die. This tour will be part of a global movement by people who are concerned for others to affect the change that is necessary."

The video also features footage of Roger rehearsing with his backing band in a studio and playing live on stage. The clip includes snippets of performances of such Pink Floyd songs as "Comfortably Numb," "Welcome to the Machine," "Run Like Hell," "Eclipse" and "Have a Cigar."

Tickets for the This Is Not a Drill tour go on sale to the general public on Friday, January 31, at 10 a.m. local time, and will be available at

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Ozzy Osbourne thanks fans for support following Parkinson's diagnosis: "It means the absolute world to me"

ABC/Image Group LAOzzy Osbourne is thanking fans for their support after he revealed earlier this week that he'd been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease.

"Thank you all so much for your well wishes," the metal legend wrote in a Facebook post. "It means the absolute world to me. All my love, Ozzy."

Osbourne announced the news alongside his wife, Sharon, during an interview Tuesday on ABC's Good Morning America. Specifically, Ozzy's been diagnosed with a form of Parkinson's called PRKN 2.

"It's not a death sentence by any stretch of the imagination, but it does affect certain nerves in your body," Sharon explained. "You have a good day, a good day, and then a really bad day."

Ozzy and Sharon will be presenters at the 2020 Grammys, held this Sunday, January 26. A new Ozzy solo album, Ordinary Man, is due out February 21, and Ozzy plans to embark on a North American tour in May.

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Ousted Recording Academy CEO says she has "evidence" of Grammy nomination rigging

ABC NewsTuesday on ABC's Good Morning America, ousted Recording Academy CEO Deborah Dugan told her side of the story in a contentious debate that's roiled the music industry just days before the Grammy Awards.

Dugan claims she was pushed out after exposing alleged sexual harassment, nomination rigging, and what she described as a toxic "boy's club" that sidelined women and minority groups. In response, the Recording Academy alleges it was Dugan who created a "toxic and intolerable" work environment and is investigating both Ms. Dugan's alleged potential misconduct and her subsequent allegations.

Regarding the nomination rigging, Dugan told ABC's George Stephanopoulos on Good Morning America Thursday, "There are incidents of conflict of interest that taints the results."

Stephanopoulos then read out loud what's written in her complaint: "One artist who initially ranked 18 out of 20 in the 2019 Song of the Year category ended up with a nomination. This artist was actually permitted to sit on the Song of the Year nomination committee. Incredibly, this artist is also represented by a member of the Board."

"Who is this person?" Stephanopoulos then asked.

Dugan and her lawyer wouldn't reveal the artist's identity, but Dugan went on to say that that alleged incident wasn't an isolated one.

"It's not even just that one room. I have evidence that in another room....there were complaints made in the jazz category," she began, before Stephanopoulos interrupted her, saying, "That was gonna be my next question, so you do have evidence?

"I do," she responded.

As a reminder, last year's Song of the Year winner was Childish Gambino's "This Is America."  The other nominees were Lady Gaga's "Shallow," "All the Stars" by Kendrick Lamar and SZA, "Boo'd Up" by Ella Mai, "God's Plan" by Drake, "In My Blood" by Shawn Mendes, "The Middle" by Zedd, Maren Morris and Grey, and "The Joke," by Brandi Carlile.

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The Who reissuing 'The Kids Are Alright' and 'Quadrophenia' soundtracks on vinyl in March

UMC/PolydorSoundtracks to a pair of 1979 Who-related movies -- the rockumentary The Kids Are Alright and the film adaptation of the 1973 rock opera Quadrophenia -- will be reissued as two-LP vinyl sets on March 6.

The Kids Are Alright soundtrack, which was released in June 1979, gathers together a career-spanning variety of rare concert and TV performances, most of which were featured in the film of the same name. The album peaked at #8 on the Billboard 200 and sold more than one million copies in the U.S.

Among the tracks on The Kids Are Alright are renditions of "My Generation" and "I Can See for Miles" from The Who's 1967 appearance on The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, "Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere" as performed in 1965 on the U.K. TV series Ready Steady Go!, and performances of "Sparks," "Pinball Wizard" and "See Me, Feel Me" from the 1969 Woodstock Festival.

The record also includes live versions of "Baba O'Riley" and "Won't Get Fooled Again" from a performance shot at London's Shepperton Film Studios especially for the movie that marked the last time that Keith Moon played with The Who.

The Quadrophenia soundtrack, which was issued in October 1979, featured remixed versions of 10 of the 17 songs from the 1973 Quadrophenia album, as well as three new songs that The Who recorded for the movie. Bassist John Entwistle was responsible for the remixes, while the new tracks were the first recordings by the group to feature the late Moon's replacement, founding Faces and Small Faces drummer Kenney Jones.

The double-disc soundtrack also includes a side of classic early- and mid-'60s songs, including tunes by James Brown, The Kingsmen, Booker T & The MGs, The Chiffons, The Ronettes and The Crystals.

Both vinyl reissues can be pre-ordered now.

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Judge blocks drummer Joey Kramer from performing with Aerosmith at the Grammys

Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images for Janie's FundAfter suing his four Aerosmith bandmates because they wouldn't let him perform at the Grammys with them, a judge has rejected Joey Kramer's argument.

TMZ reports that a judge didn't find Kramer's defense convincing enough to let him rejoin Aerosmith for the band's two performances: Saturday's MusiCares Person of the Year gala, where the band will be honored, and Sunday's Grammy performance.

"Given that Kramer has not played with the band in 6 months and the dearth of available rehearsal time before the upcoming performances, Kramer has not shown a realistic alternative course of action sufficient to protect the band's business interests," the judge ruled Wednesday.

TMZ also obtained footage of security guards acting upon the judge's orders and turning Kramer away from Aerosmith's Grammy rehearsal over the weekend.

According to Rolling Stone, Kramer's lawsuit alleged Aerosmith's other members unfairly asked him to audition to show his drumming was adequate before they'd allow him to play with them again.

In turn, the band issued a statement on Tuesday regarding the suit, saying, "Joey Kramer is our brother; his wellbeing is of paramount importance to us," the statement begins. "However he has not been emotionally and physically able to perform with the band, by his own admission, for the last 6 months. We have missed him and have encouraged him to rejoin us to play many times but apparently he has not felt ready to do so."

The message continued, "Joey has now waited until the last moment to accept our invitation, when we unfortunately have no time for necessary rehearsals during Grammys week.  We would be doing a disservice to him, to ourselves and to our fans to have him play without adequate time to prepare and rehearse."

Aerosmith had invited Kramer to attend both performances, but as a guest. 

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The Doors' Robby Krieger looking forward to a "fun" time at Homeward Bound benefit concert tonight

Red Light Management/Live NationJust a reminder that The Doors' surviving members -- guitarist Robby Krieger and drummer John Densmore -- will team up for a rare reunion performance tonight at the Homeward Bound Concert, a benefit show taking place at The Wiltern in Los Angeles.

The show, which will raise funds for the California homeless charity PATH, will feature Krieger and Densmore joined by Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic and a variety of guest singers to perform a set of classic Doors tunes.

At a recent event in Anaheim, California, Krieger told the media that in addition to Novoselic, the evening's backing group will feature keyboardist Ed Roth, who also is a member of Robby's new jazz-influenced side project The New Experience.

Krieger said that the event "should be fun," adding that among the Doors tunes that he'll be playing are "Roadhouse Blues," "Hello, I Love You" and "Riders on the Storm."

The show's lineup also features Dave Stewart of Eurythmics, Fitz and the Tantrums, singer/songwriters Jason Mraz and Ingrid Michaelson, and American Idol champs Phillip Phillips and Maddie Poppe.

Poppe, who won American Idol in 2018 and is just 22 years old, tells ABC Audio that her dad is more excited about the Doors members performing at the concert than her.

"[H]e's a huge fan," she explains. "He thought it was super cool that I get to meet them and just be in the same lineup as them…[T]hey're legendary. So it will be very cool on the same bill as them."

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Jon Bon Jovi, wife attend opening of new JBJ Soul Kitchen Restaurant at New Jersey's Rutgers University

ABC/Lou RoccoJon Bon Jovi and his wife, Dorothea, were in Newark, New Jersey, Wednesday to celebrate the opening of their third JBJ Soul Kitchen non-profit restaurant, located on the Newark campus of Rutgers University, WABC TV reports.

Jon and Dorothea established the JBJ Soul Kitchen restaurants to help provide quality meals to homeless and hungry people. Diners who visit the eateries are asked to pay a suggested amount of money that will cover their own meal and someone else's. If they can't pay for their food, they're asked to volunteer at the restaurant.

The Newark restaurant follows JBJ Soul Kitchen franchises in Toms River and Red Bank, New Jersey, and is the first to be located on a college campus.

Speaking at the opening, Jon Bon Jovi noted, "For the last decade, the Soul Kitchen restaurants in Red Bank and in Toms River have provided well over 100,000 meals…It's been a passion project for us for a decade now."

Dorothea, meanwhile, said that opening a branch of the restaurant at Rutgers was "humbling and a little overwhelming."

She added, "Recognizing that food insecurity is a critical issue facing many college students and one that hits home here at Rutgers, when [campus food-service provider] Gourmet Dining came to us over a year ago with the idea to open a Soul Kitchen, we jumped on the chance to make an impact."

The Rutgers JBJ Soul Kitchen's website notes that "[m]ore than 50 percent of students have exceptional financial need," and that in New Jersey's Essex County, where the Newark campus is located, "16.3 percent of residents struggle with food insecurity."

Donations to help fund the restaurants also are accepted at

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