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Pink Floyd's David Gilmour to debut new song at UK events promoting wife Polly Samson's new novel

David M. Benett/Getty ImagesPink Floyd's David Gilmour will join his wife, author and lyricist Polly Samson, at three upcoming U.K. events promoting her new novel, A Theatre for Dreamers, which will be released on April 2.

The events, dubbed "A Theatre for Dreamers -- An Evening of Words and Music with Polly Samson and David Gilmour," will take place on March 30 in Birmingham, March 31 in Manchester and April 2 in London.

In a recent post on his Twitter feed, the 73-year-old Rock & Roll Hall of Famer wrote, "Very much looking forward to these #ATheatreForDreamers live events in Birmingham, Manchester & London with @PollySamson to celebrate her wonderful new novel. I'll be performing a few songs, including a new one -- 'Yes, I Have Ghosts' -- which we wrote together, inspired by the book."

A Theatre for Dreamers is set in 1960 on the Greek island of Hydra, and focuses on a circle of artists and writers who lived there, including the real-life Canadian singer-songwriter and poet Leonard Cohen and his lover and muse, Marianne Ihlen.

In addition to Gilmour's performances, the book events will include a conversation between Samson and journalist Rosie Boycott, readings and a film screening.

Samson, who married Gilmour in 1994, contributed lyrics to most of the songs on Pink Floyd's 1994 album, The Division Bell, and on David's last two solo albums -- 2006's On an Island and 2015's Rattle That Lock.

As previously reported, Gilmour also will be performing at a star-studded concert Mick Fleetwood has organized saluting Fleetwood Mac's original frontman, singer/guitarist Peter Green, that takes place this Tuesday, February 25, at the London Palladium. The lineup also includes Aerosmith's Steven Tyler, ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons, Fleetwood Mac's Christine McVie, ex-Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman and U.K. blues legend John Mayall.

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Prince Estate releasing series of archival titles from the early 2000s in April

The Prince Estate/Legacy RecordingsThe Prince Estate's ongoing reissue series continues  April 17 with a variety of archival studio and live releases dating from the early 2000s that can be pre-ordered now.

They include two studio albums -- 2001's The Rainbow Children and 2002's One Nite Alone... -- as well as the first official live albums to be released from the tour Prince mounted between those studio projects.

The Rainbow Children, which was released commercially in November 2001, is a concept album set in a metaphoric utopian world featuring songs boasting themes like spirituality, sexuality, love and social consciousness.

One Nite Alone... was released in May 2002, and features the music icon mainly accompanying himself on piano. The album, which includes a cover of Joni Mitchell's "A Case of You," initially was available exclusively as a gift to members of Prince's NPG Music Club, either separately or as part of the limited-edition One Nite Alone... Live! box set.

That box set is among the other Prince titles arriving April 17. It features performances from nine shows that Prince played in March and April of 2002 with his New Power Generation band. One Nite Alone... Live! will be issued on vinyl for the first time, as a four-LP, purple-vinyl set.

Also coming on April 17 is One Nite Alone: The Aftershow…It Ain't Over!, featuring highlights from three late-night aftershow performances Prince gave during that same tour. Originally released on CD as part of the One Nite Alone... Live! box set, it now will be available as a standalone two-LP, purple-vinyl set.

The last release is a deluxe five-disc collection titled Up All Nite with Prince: The One Nite Alone Collection that features the aforementioned live albums, plus the Prince Live at The Aladdin Las Vegas DVD.

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Listen to new Alanis Morissette song, "Smiling"

ABC/Lou RoccoAlanis Morissette has premiered a new song called "Smiling," a track from her upcoming album, Such Pretty Forks in the Road.

Despite its bubbly title, "Smiling" is a sonically dramatic song about pushing through the hard times. The track also includes the lyric that gives Such Pretty Forks in the Road its title.

"Smiling" was originally written for the Jagged Little Pill musical, the Broadway production based on Alanis' gigantic 1995 album of the same name. A version of the song performed by the musical's star Elizabeth Stanley is included on the Jagged Little Pill soundtrack, which is out now.

Such Pretty Forks, meanwhile, will be released on May 1. It also includes the previously released single "Reasons I Drink."

Meanwhile, Alanis will launch a tour celebrating the 25th anniversary of Jagged Little Pill in June. The trek will feature support from fellow '90s alt artists Garbage and Liz Phair.

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Watch video for Bon Jovi's new single, "Limitless"

Island RecordsBon Jovi debuted its brand-new single "Limitless" yesterday, and now an official video for the tune has premiered online at BonJovi.com and YouTube.

The clip starts with a camera zooming in from outer space on midtown Manhattan, where we eventually see singer Jon Bon Jovi projected onto giant screens in Times Square as he sings the tune. Jon and the rest of the band are then shown playing "Limitless" in a building in front of windows overlooking New York City.

The video then switches to a surreal scene in an office where a group of workers all dressed in the same drab, gray uniform are busy stamping papers in unison as a sinister overseer keeps an eye on them. Suddenly, two of the workers, a man and a woman, get up and bolt out of the building together, stopping to take off their uniforms as they run off through the streets of the city, pursued by their angry boss.

The rest of the clip features footage of Bon Jovi performing "Limitless" interspersed with scenes of the couple running through the city as fast as they can, while trying to escape the overseer.

As previously reported, "Limitless" will appear on Bon Jovi's upcoming studio album, Bon Jovi 2020, which will be released on May 15. The track is available now as a digital download and via streaming services.

You can pre-order CD, vinyl and digital versions of Bon Jovi 2020 now at BonJoviShop.com. Special bundles packaging a black or white Bon Jovi 2020 t-shirt with a copy of the album also are available.

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Sammy Hagar, REO Speedwagon members among many stars who performed at Eddie Money tribute concert

Credit: Kevin FoleyA bevy of well-known music stars came together to celebrate the life and music of the late Eddie Money on Thursday night at The Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills, California.

Among the many performers were Sammy Hagar, REO Speedwagon's Kevin Cronin and Dave Amato, George Thorogood, Starship singer Mickey Thomas, Greg Kihn, Tommy Tutone, John Waite and Metallica frontman James Hetfield.

As seen in fan-shot video posted on YouTube, the concert included Hagar performing Money's 1982 MTV hit "Shakin'," Thorogood playing a rendition of the 1959 R&B classic "Money (That's What I Want)," Waite singing Eddie's 1977 gem "Save a Little Room in Your Heart for Me" and Hetfield performing Money's first hit, 1978's "Baby Hold On."

Hetfield's appearance marked the first time he's played live since returning to rehab last fall to treat an ongoing battle with substance abuse.

The show's entire cast hit the stage for the finale, a rousing performance of the Money classic "Two Tickets to Paradise."

The concert, which was hosted by comedian Louie Anderson, raised money for MusiCares and the USC Eddie Money Cancer Research Fund. Eddie died in September 2019 at age 70, less than a month after he revealed he'd been diagnosed with esophageal cancer.

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Doors guitarist Robby Krieger to release new instrumental album, 'The Ritual Begins at Sundown,' in April

The Players Club/Mascot Label GroupFounding Doors guitarist Robby Krieger has unveiled full details about his forthcoming ninth solo album, The Ritual Begins at Sundown, which will be released on April 24.

The 10-track, jazz-influenced instrumental collection features nine original compositions, plus a cover of the 1970 Frank Zappa song "Chunga's Revenge." It was recorded at Robby's own Horse Latitudes Studio in Los Angeles.

Krieger's main collaborator on The Ritual Begins at Sundown was his longtime songwriting partner Arthur Barrow, a multi-instrumentalist who contributed to many Zappa albums. Also featured on the new record are several other Zappa alums -- trombone player Jock Ellis, trumpet player Sal Marquez and keyboardist Tommy Mars -- as well as flutist AeB Byrne, sax players Vince Denim and Chuck Manning, and drummers Joel Wackerman and Joel Taylor.

One of the album's tracks, "The Drift," has been made available as a digital single and via streaming services. People who pre-order The Ritual Begins at Sundown also will receive an instant free download of the song.

The album will be available on CD, as a yellow-vinyl LP, and digitally. The LP version will feature only nine tracks, and will include a downloadable code for the 10th track -- a song called "Slide Home" that originally was released as a digital single in 2018.

Explaining how he developed a passion of jazz, Krieger says, "I was going to the clubs with [drummer] John Densmore -- before The Doors -- to really get an appreciation of jazz. We used to go see Wes Montgomery, Roland Kirk, Miles Davis, stuff like that. At first, I didn't really get it, but after a while it sank in and I always loved it after that."

The Ritual Begins at Sundown is Krieger's first solo album since 2010's Grammy-nominated Singularity.

Here's the full track list:

"What Was That?"
"Slide Home"*
"The Drift"
"Chunga's Revenge"
"Hot Head"
"Yes, The River Knows"
"The Hitch"
"Dr. Noir"
"Bianca's Dream"
"Screen Junkie"

* = not featured on LP version.

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Jon Bon Jovi to record charity single for Prince Harry's Invictus Games Foundation next week

ABC/Lou RoccoNext week, Jon Bon Jovi will be heading to London, where he'll meet up with Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex, at the famous Abbey Road Studios and will record a charity single for the U.K. royal's Invictus Games Foundation.

The Rock & Roll Hall of Famer will be recording a new version of his band's recent song "Unbroken" on Saturday, February 28, at Abbey Road's Studio 2, where The Beatles recorded most of their albums. The singer will be joined members of the Invictus Games Choir, a choral group that's made up of wounded, injured and sick veterans and personnel from various branches of the U.K. Armed Forces.

The Bon Jovi frontman wrote "Unbroken" to draw attention to and honor veterans living with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. The original version of the song will appear on the band's upcoming album, Bon Jovi 2020, and also was featured in the recent documentary To Be of Service, a film that focuses on veterans with PTSD and the service dogs that help them.

The charity version of the single will be released in March. To promote the recording, Prince Harry has posted a video on his Instagram account simulating a humorous text conversation between him and Jon.

The Invictus Games Foundation oversees the organization of the Invictus Games, an international sports competition founded by Prince Harry in 2014 that features the participation of wounded, injured or sick veterans and armed-services personnel.

The Duke of Sussex will be on hand to watch the "Unbroken" recording session, and he and Bon Jovi also will meet with Invictus Games Choir members, as well as with competitors from previous Invictus Games who have been invited to attend the event.

The next Invictus Games will take place in The Hague, Netherlands, in May.

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The Moody Blues' John Lodge launches US solo tour Saturday featuring special guest Jon Davison of Yes

Credit: Emily Lodge

After wrapping up a stint on the '70s Rock & Romance Cruise, Moody Blues singer/bassist John Lodge will head out on a 12-date U.S. solo tour that kicks off Saturday, February 22, in Dania Beach, Florida. Lodge reveals to ABC Audio that he'll have a surprise guest joining him on all the shows, current Yes frontman Jon Davison.

"Jon's doing something special…so you gotta come along," Lodge teases.

Lodge says he decided to invite Davison to take part in his trek after the two performed together regularly last summer on the Yes-headlined Royal Affair Tour, which also featured Asia and Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy.

"We sang [John Lennon's] 'Imagine' together [during Yes' encore set]," Lodge explains. "So…it became a really good vocal partnership on that and, yeah, we're gonna continue it through this tour."

Lodge also notes that during his own Royal Affair Tour set, Davison joined him to perform the Moody Blues classic "Ride My See-Saw."

He adds that he's lucky that Davison can take part in his tour, since Yes' own 2020 trek doesn't start until he wraps up his shows. Lodge tells ABC Audio that he hopes Davison also will be available to play more concerts later in the year.

Lodge's tour runs through a March 8 concert in Lexington, Massachusetts. Check out all the dates at JohnLodge.com.

Meanwhile, The Moody Blues haven't toured since late 2018, and Lodge reports that while he'd love play live again with the group, the other core members don't currently feel the same.

"It's just down to the rest of the guys, Justin [Hayward] and Graeme [Edge], to say yes," he tells ABC Audio. "If they say yes, we're on the road. And until then, I'm just going to keep the music alive myself."

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America launches new series of tour dates Friday; duo reveals biggest surprise about their career

Courtesy of AmericaFresh off a stint on the star-studded '70s Rock & Romance Cruise, America continues the 2020 portion of its 50th anniversary world tour this Friday, February 21, in Brookville, New York.

The famed folk-rock act, led by founding members Gerry Beckley and Dewey Bunnell, have nearly 30 confirmed upcoming North American dates on their schedule, mapped out through a June 27 concert in North Bethesda, Maryland. The group also will be visiting Europe for a series of shows in July.

In honor of the milestone anniversary, and to promote their tour, Beckley and Bunnell have taken part in a new Q&A in which they discuss a variety of topics. Here are a couple highlights:

Looking back, what has surprised you most in your career?

Beckley: "As great as any of the singular successes have been over the years, I'd have to say the longevity itself is something we'd never have considered and probably the greatest surprise."

Bunnell: "The initial success was a surprise, with the first album [America] and single ['A Horse with No Name'] both going to #1, but I don't think we ever thought that 50 years later we'd still be performing close to 100 shows a year!"

Is there a favorite scene [in a film or TV show] you have where your song is used?

Bunnell: "I loved hearing '[A] Horse with No Name' being used in an episode of Breaking Bad as Walter White was literally driving through the desert!"

Beckley: "My personal favorite is an episode of The Sopranos where one of the characters was taken out [shot] while driving and as the car came crashing to a stop, 'Sister Golden Hair' was playing on the car radio. Excellent."

Check out the whole Q&A and America's full tour schedule at SROPR.com.

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Album of unreleased 1974 David Bowie live performances to be released on Record Store Day

Parlophone RecordsLast month, it was announced that an album of rare 1996 David Bowie recordings titled ChangesNowBowie will be released as part of the 2020 Record Store Day campaign on April 18, and now comes word that a second limited-edition archival collection also will be issued that day.

I'm Only Dancing (The Soul Tour '74), which will be available as a two-LP set and a two-CD package, features recently unearthed performances from a pair of Bowie concerts from the fall of 1974. Most of the album is made up of songs from an October 20 concert at the Michigan Palace in Detroit, while the final three tracks come from a November 20 show at the Municipal Auditorium in Nashville.

The Soul Tour found Bowie continuing to promote his latest album, 1974's Diamond Dogs, while also showcasing songs from his then-forthcoming 1975 record, the Philadelphia soul-inspired Young Americans. David was accompanied by an expanded group of touring musicians dubbed The Mike Garson Band, led by keyboardist Mike Garson and also featuring guitarists Earl Slick and Carlos Alomar, sax player David Sanborn and six backing singers -- among them Luther Vandross and Ava Cherry.

Among the songs featured on I'm Only Dancing are "Rebel Rebel," "Changes," "Moonage Daydream," "Young Americans, "Suffragette City," a cover of Eddie Floyd's "Knock on Wood" and a medley combining "Diamond Dogs" and The Rolling Stones' "It's Only Rock 'n' Roll (But I Like It)."

As previously reported, the ChangesNowBowie album is a nine-song collection of previously unreleased tracks Bowie recorded in November '96 prior to rehearsals for his 50th birthday concert, which was held at Madison Square Garden in January 1997. It will be released as a limited-edition CD and vinyl LP on April 18.

Here is ChangesNowBowie's just-announced track list:

"The Man Who Sold the World"
"Aladdin Sane"
"White Light/White Heat"
"Shopping for Girls"
"Lady Stardust"
"The Supermen"
"Repetition"
"Andy Warhol"
"Quicksand"

And here's the track list of the two-CD version of I'm Only Dancing (The Soul Tour '74):

CD 1
"Introduction - Memory of a Free Festival"
"Rebel Rebel"
"John, I'm Only Dancing (Again)"
"Sorrow"
"Changes"
"1984"
"Moonage Daydream"
"Rock 'n' Roll with Me"
"Love Me Do"/"The Jean Genie"
"Young Americans"

CD 2
"Can You Hear Me"
"It's Gonna Be Me"
"Somebody Up There Likes Me"
"Suffragette City"
"Rock 'n' Roll Suicide"
"Panic in Detroit"
"Knock on Wood"*
"Foot Stompin'"/"I Wish I Could Shimmy Like My Sister Kate"/"Foot Stompin'"*
"Diamond Dogs"/"It's Only Rock 'n' Roll (But I Like It)"/"Diamond Dogs"*

* = Recorded at the Municipal Auditorium in Nashville on November 20, 1974; all other tracks recorded at the Michigan Palace in Detroit on October 20, 1974.

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No love, at all: Fans drag Whitney Houston hologram performance after it debuts on UK television

BASE HologramProducers of Whitney Houston's upcoming hologram trek, An Evening With Whitney: The Whitney Houston Hologram Tour, may want to check in with their graphics team before they officially hit the road.

After Houston's hologram made its television debut on the British morning show This Morning, fans shared some strong reactions to the posted performance where Houston's blurry image is seen singing a dubbed version of her hit single "The Greatest Love of All."

"She was our greatest love of all, and now Whitney's back for a hologram tour!," reads a tweet by This Morning, which showed a gif of Whitney's hologram performance. Fans quickly unloaded after the post went viral.

"There's something very wrong with that, it didn't really look like her... I'd much rather just watch the DVD thank you," wrote one fan.

"Very Creepy! Let Her Rest In Peace Seriously," shared another.

"Sorry but it looked terrible," tweeted another fan. "It's just a way of money grabbing people to make money off her while she is dead. They're really taking away her dignity."

Seemingly prepared for the criticism, Houston's step-sister and former manager, Pat Houston, responded to fans' disappointment.

"Of course she doesn't look like her. She is a hologram," Pat said. "If you are coming for a Whitney's experience then it's the place to be. Just let the music play!"

As previously reported, the tour will feature Houston's hits, including "I Will Always Love You," "I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)" and "The Greatest Love of All."  A live band will perform with backup dancers.

An Evening With Whitney: The Whitney Houston Hologram Tour, produced by BASE Hologram in partnership with the Houston estate, kicks off on February 25. Tickets are now on sale on the tour website.

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Bon Jovi's new album out May 15; new single "Limitless" out now

Captain Kidd Corp./Island Records/UMeBon Jovi's new album, Bon Jovi 2020, now has an official release date.

The album will be out May 15 and can be pre-ordered now. The band also has released a new single off the album, "Limitless," which is also available now as a digital download and via streaming services.

Bon Jovi 2020 is the band's follow-up to This House Is Not for Sale, the first album without Richie Sambora, which debuted at number one in 2016.

Last month, Bon Jovi announced their Bon Jovi 2020 tour, which will kick off June 10 in Tacoma, WA and visit arenas across the country. Bryan Adams will open all but two dates of the tour, which right now is scheduled to wrap up July 28 at New York's Madison Square Garden.

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Peter Frampton's story comes alive in new memoir, 'Do You Feel Like I Do?,' due out in October

Hachette BooksPeter Frampton will tell his life story in a new autobiography titled Do You Feel Like I Do?: A Memoir, which will be published on October 20.

The book, which the guitar whiz is co-writing with acclaimed music journalist Alan Light, delves into Peter's long career, from becoming a teen pop star in the U.K., through his tenure with blues rockers Humble Pie, to achieving rock idol status with the massively successful Frampton Comes Alive! album and beyond.

Also in the memoir, Frampton shares anecdotes about collaborating with George Harrison, touring with David Bowie, and discusses his reluctance at becoming a heartthrob in the wake of Frampton Comes Alive! along with his struggles with substance abuse.  The book also details his recent battle with the inflammatory muscular disease, inclusion body myositis.

In addition, the book includes the story of how Peter was reunited with his favorite guitar in 2011 after he thought the instrument was gone forever when it disappeared following a 1980 plane crash.

"This is my journey," Frampton says of the book. "All I ever wanted to do was play guitar and it's taken me many different places -- physically and mentally. I've been to the moon and back without a rocket, but also to the depths of despair."

He adds, "You never stop paying your dues. Failure has been my greatest inspiration. I brush myself off and then I want to 'do it again.' Do You Feel Like I Do?"

The book can be pre-ordered now at HachetteBooks.com, and will be available as a hardcover and an audiobook.

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Robbie Robertson says he's surprised at how moving the new Band documentary 'Once Were Brothers' is

Photo: © Elliott Landy 1969/Magnolia PicturesThe new documentary Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and The Band opens in select theaters in New York City and the Los Angeles area this Friday, February 21, then gets a wider release on February 28.

The film, which is based on Robertson's 2016 memoir Testimony, follows The Band's story from its formation as a Canadian bar band, to its adventures touring with Bob Dylan and its development into an influential Americana group, and on to its historic farewell concert, "The Last Waltz."

Robertson tells ABC Audio that he recently attended a special screening of the film and was surprised at how many people were touched by it.

"[I]n the audience there [were] people crying, breaking into tears," he recalls. "You don't do that to rock 'n' roll documentaries. And there's people that said, 'I cried three times in this film.'…It's that moving."

Robbie says he chose a relatively unknown, 24-year-old filmmaker named Daniel Roher to direct the movie because, "I could sense his dedication, his passion in doing this."

Robertson says that when it came to making the film, "I really got out of the way. I did some interviews with [Roher] and everything, and he just went out and did the work."

Once Were Brothers also features new interviews with Eric Clapton, Bruce Springsteen, Van Morrison, Peter Gabriel and Taj Mahal, plus archival conversations with Dylan, George Harrison, late Band singer/drummer Levon Helm and others.

Robertson tells ABC Audio that another element that enhanced the doc's impact was various rare photos and home movies that Roher incorporated into the flick.

"They found photographs, and…footage of things that I shot that I forgot completely about," he notes. "And it really, really adds to this."

Visit OnceWereBrothers.com for more details about the movie.

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Steve Miller Band, Brian Wilson performing at 2020 Laid Back Festival shows in August

Courtesy of Live NationThe Steve Miller Band recently announced dates for a major North American summer trek with country artist Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives that includes two festival shows in early August that also feature Brian Wilson and veteran folk-blues singer Taj Mahal. Now it's been revealed that those latter concerts are the dates for the 2020 edition of the Laid Back Festival, which was founded in 2015 by the late Gregg Allman.

The festival performances will take place Saturday, August 8, at Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater in Wantagh, New York, and Sunday, August 9, at PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, New Jersey. Tickets for the shows go on sale this Friday, February 21, at 10 a.m. ET, while pre-sale tickets will be available via LiveNation.com starting Thursday, February 20, at 10 a.m. ET. For full details about purchasing tickets, visit LaidBackFestival.com.

Both concerts will feature the Steve Miller Band; Stuart and his group; Wilson and his backing band, which includes fellow Beach Boys alums Al Jardine and Blondie Chaplin; comic musician Gary Mule Deer; and Karl Denson's Tiny Universe, which will play an Allman Brothers Band tribute set dubbed "Eat a Bunch of Peaches."

In addition to the performances, the Laid Back Festival will offer food and drinks from various regional restaurants, food trucks, breweries and wineries.

As previously reported, the Steve Miller Band's 2020 Americana Tour kicks off June 13 in Austin, Texas, and is mapped out through a September 4 performance at the Washington State Fair in Puyallup, Washington.

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Hall & Oates reissue 2004 covers album, 'Our Kind of Soul,' as two-LP vinyl set

Friday MusicDaryl Hall & John Oates' 2004 studio album, Our Kind of Soul, has been released on vinyl for the very first time.

The 17-track collection features the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame duo's renditions of 14 memorable soul tunes, as well as three originals.

Among the covers are The Four Tops' "Standing in the Shadows of Love," Aretha Franklin's "Rock Steady," Al Green's "I'm Still In Love with You," The Five Stairsteps' "Ooh Child," Marvin Gaye's "After the Dance" and The Temptations' "Fading Away."

Also on the album, Hall & Oates tackled classic tunes by several famous artists from their hometown of Philadelphia, including The Spinners' "I'll Be Around," The O'Jays' "Used to Be My Girl," Teddy Pendergrass' "Love TKO," Barry White's "Can't Get Enough of Your Love" and The Stylistics' "You Are Everything."

"Our Kind of Soul is one of my favorite recordings that I have made," says Hall. "It's the real essence of what I'm about musically. Through these songs, the listener can hear the core of what I am as a soul singer. It's my real deal!"

Adds Oates, "After a career of making our own hits, here's a cool collection of classic music that has been influential and inspiring to our original music."

The Our Kind of Soul reissue is available now at FridayMusic.com as a limited-edition two-LP set pressed on 180-gram vinyl.

Meanwhile, Hall & Oates have plans for a major U.S. tour that will feature opening acts Squeeze and KT Tunstall at most shows. The duo's itinerary kicks off with two big concerts this month -- on February 26 in Hershey, Pennsylvania, and February 28 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Visit HallandOates.com to check out their full schedule.

Here's the Our Kind of Soul track list:

Side 1
"Let Love Take Control"
"Standing in the Shadows of Love" (The Four Tops)
"I'll Be Around" (Spinners)
"Used to Be My Girl" (O'Jays)

Side 2
"Soul Violins"
"I Can Dream About You" (Dan Hartman)
"Don't You Turn Your Back on Me"
"Fading Away" (The Temptations)

Side 3
"Neither One of Us" (Gladys Knight & The Pips)
"After the Dance" (Marvin Gaye)
"Rock Steady" (Aretha Franklin)
"Love TKO" (Teddy Pendergrass)

Side 4
"What You See Is What You Get" (Dramatics)
"Can't Get Enough of Your Love" (Barry White)
"You Are Everything" (The Stylistics)
"I'm Still In Love with You" (Al Green)
"Ooh Child" (Five Stairsteps)

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Surviving Faces reunite for finale of 2020 Brit Awards

Joe Maher/Getty Images for Bauer MediaThe 2020 edition of the Brit Awards, the U.K. equivalent of the Grammys, took place Tuesday in London, and Rod Stewart was on hand to bring the ceremony to a rousing conclusion with some help from the fellow surviving members of his 1970s band The Faces.

Stewart hit the stage, backed by a full orchestra, and declared, "This show may be 40 years old, but The Faces are now 50 years old…There used to be five of us. There's only three of us now, so let me bring up [guitarist] Ronnie Wood and [drummer] Kenney Jones."

Rod added, "This is the moment you've all been waiting for, folks: the end of the show!" before the musicians kicked into The Faces' classic 1971 hit "Stay with Me."

You can check out video of the performance on YouTube.

The Faces previously performed together at The Brit Awards in 1993, with a lineup that featured founding members Stewart, Wood, Jones and keyboardist Ian McLagan, along with Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman filling in for Ronnie Lane. Lane died from complications of multiple sclerosis in 1997, and McLagan passed away in 2014 from a stroke.

Visit Brits.co.uk for a full list of the show's winners.

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Ex-Talking Heads member Jerry Harrison, Alanis Morissette part of 2020 Ottawa Bluesfest lineup

Courtesy of RBC BluesfestFounding Talking Heads keyboardist Jerry Harrison and Alanis Morissette are among the many artists who will be Canada's 2020 Ottawa Bluesfest,  which runs from July 9 to July 19.

Harrison will team up with one-time Talking Heads touring guitarist Adrian Belew and Brooklyn-based group Turkuaz for a set celebrating the 40th anniversary of his old group's Remain in Light album. Harrison, Belew and Turkuaz previously have been confirmed to play their Remain in Light tribute at a variety of festivals this year.

Rage Against the Machine, Blink-182 and Jack Johnson will headline the Ottawa Bluesfest, which takes place in the Canadian capital's Lebreton Flats neighborhood. Among the many other artists on the bill are Boyz II Men, King Crimson, Blue Rodeo, Garbage, Travis Tritt, Arrested Development, Joan Osborne and Wishbone Ash.

Interstingly, Belew was a member of King Crimson on and off between 1981 and 2008.

For the full lineup and all ticket info, visit OttawaBluesfest.ca.

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Alone: Heart's Ann Wilson schedules 2020 US solo tour

Credit: Criss CainAfter reuniting with Heart for the major Love Alive package tour last year, singer Ann Wilson has announced dates for the first leg of a new U.S. solo trek that's scheduled for the spring.

The Ann Wilson of Heart 2020 Tour gets underway April 30 in Englewood, New Jersey, and currently is mapped out through a May 21 concert in the Cleveland suburb of Northfield, Ohio.

Wilson and her solo band also have a July 21 performance lined up at the California Mid-State Fair in Paso Robles, California.

The Rock & Roll Hall of Famer's spring itinerary features 15 dates in the Midwest and Eastern U.S.

Ann will be performing classic Heart songs along with selections from her solo releases -- 2007's Hope & Glory, 2015's The Ann Wilson Thing and 2018's Immortal. Immortal was a collection of cover tunes paying tribute to famous artists who passed away in recent years.

Tickets for the concerts go on sale to the general public this Friday, February 21, at 10 a.m. local time. You can check out a full list of dates at AnnWilsonofHeart.com.

The Love Alive tour was headlined by Heart and featured the band supported by a variety of female artists, including Joan Jett, Sheryl Crow, Elle King and Brandi Carlile. The trek, which included more than 50 dates, marked the first time Heart had hit the road since 2016.

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2020 Lost 80's Live Tour to feature The Romantics, A Flock of Seagulls, Naked Eyes and more veteran acts

Courtesy of Full Coverage CommunicationsThe Lost 80's Live Tour, an annual U.S. summer trek featuring a revolving lineup of acts who came to fame during the 1980s, is set to return in 2020.

The trek currently features seven confirmed shows, beginning with an August 14 concert in Mesa, Arizona, and running through a September 6 performance in Lincoln, California.

The artists taking part in one or more shows during the tour include The Romantics, A Flock of Seagulls, Naked Eyes, Animotion, Tommy Tutone, Nu Shooz, Thomas Dolby, The Vapors, Missing Persons, Musical Youth, Glass Tiger, Bow Wow Wow, Josie Cotton and Farrington & Mann, the original vocalists of the U.K. band When in Rome.

To find out more details about the shows, including which concerts have tickets currently on sale, visit Lost80sLive.com.

Prior to the tour, a one-off concert held in conjunction with the related Lost 80's Live Lost at Sea 80s Cruise will take place on May 16 at the Descanso Beach Club on California's Catalina Island. The Lost 80's Live Shipwrecked Concert will feature A Flock of Seagulls, Bow Wow Woo and former members of Oingo Boingo, as well as additional as-yet-unannounced performers. A Flock of Seagulls singer Mike Score will co-host the event.

Here are the details about the confirmed Lost 80's Live shows:

8/14 -- Mesa, AZ, Mesa Amphitheatre (The Romantics, A Flock of Seagulls, Naked Eyes, Animotion, The Vapors, Musical Youth, B-Movie, Trans X and Farrington & Mann)
8/15 -- San Diego, CA, Humphreys Concerts by the Bay (The Romantics, A Flock of Seagulls, Naked Eyes, Animotion, The Vapors, Musical Youth, Burning Sensations, Josie Cotton, Boys Don't Cry, Dramarama, Trans X and Farrington & Mann)
8/21 -- Houston, TX, Arena Theater (The Romantics, A Flock of Seagulls, Naked Eyes, Animotion, Nu Shooz, Musical Youth, Glass Tiger, Bow Wow Wow, B-Movie, Trans X and Farrington & Mann)
8/22 -- Grand Prairie, TX, The Theatre at Grand Prairie (The Romantics, A Flock of Seagulls, Naked Eyes, Animotion, Tommy Tutone, Nu Shooz, The Vapors, Musical Youth, Glass Tiger, Bow Wow Wow, Josie Cotton, Gene Loves Jezebel, Boys Don't Cry, B-Movie, Trans X and Farrington & Mann)
9/4 -- Los Angeles, CA, The Greek Theatre (Thomas Dolby, The Romantics, A Flock of Seagulls, Naked Eyes, Animotion, The Vapors, Missing Persons, Musical Youth, Glass Tiger, Josie Cotton, Burning Sensations and Farrington & Mann)
9/5 -- Saratoga, CA, The Mountain Winery (lineup not yet confirmed)
9/6 -- Lincoln, CA, Thunder Valley Casino Resort ((lineup not yet confirmed)

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