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Andrew Lipovsky/NBCDavid Crosby appeared on Tuesday's The Tonight Show to talk about the new documentary based on his life, David Crosby: Remember My Name.

The doc, produced by Cameron Crowe, who joined Crosby for the interview, talks about Crosby's fractured relationships with his old bandmates, Steven Stills, Graham Nash and Neil Young, leading host Jimmy Fallon to ask if there was ever a chance of them getting back together again.

"Never say never," said the 77-year-old Crosby, explaining, "I have no bad stuff in my heart about any of those guys, man, I made too much great music with them."

"We've bashed heads with each other so many times, I mean, we were so awful to each other so many times. All of us were. And I think we all know that," he continued.

So how does Crosby think a reunion might happen?

"About 10 times a day I get a tweet saying, 'Will you guys get your act together and do your job; we need you to go out and be a voice for the people that love you.'...'Ohio' is stuck in their minds. And it would be a great time for us to be out there singing like that," he says.

Adds Crosby, "If they want to do that, you know, like a 'Get Out the Vote' tour, something like that, I'd jump on it."

Later, David was joined by Fallon's house band The Roots for a version of the Crosby, Stills & Nash classic, "Long Time Gone."

David Crosby: Remember My Name hits theaters on Friday.

 

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Courtesy of Woodstock 50The bad news just won't stop for Woodstock 50 organizers.  They just lost their appeal to hold their planned event at Vernon Downs racetrack in Vernon, New York.

Town officials initially denied the request last week but gave promoters five days to appeal that decision.  However, Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente Jr. told Variety at the time that "what [promoters] have submitted to date has not met many of the requirements" to stage the festival, and that the chances of Woodstock 50 being held in Oneida County seemed "highly unlikely."

Tuesday night, town officials voted unanimously to deny the appeal.

"Woodstock 50 is disappointed that the Town of Vernon has passed up the opportunity to hold the historic 50th Anniversary Festival by denying our robust and thoughtful proposal," promoters said in a statement in response to Tuesday night's vote.

"We regret that those in Vernon who supported Woodstock have been deprived of the once-in-a-lifetime chance to be part of the rebirth of a cultural peace movement that changed the world in 1969 and is what the world needs now," the statement concluded, adding, "We want to thank the artists who stood by us."

Woodstock 50 originally was supposed to happen August 16-18 at Watkins Glen International speedway in Watkins Glen, New York, about 120 miles southwest of Vernon.  A variety of issues have plagued the event since plans for the festival were announced in March, including the original financial backer pulling out and Watkins Glen speedway terminating the organizers' license for the site, prompting the change of proposed venue to Vernon Downs.

Given that organizers now have just 29 days to secure a new site, if they're to stick with their original proposed festival dates, the changes of Woodstock 50 happening appear very slim indeed.

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Credit: Karsten StaigerA new concert special featuring Foreigner performing one of its recent "Double Vision: Then and Now" reunion shows will get its world premiere this Friday, July 19 on the DirectTV broadcast satellite service at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

The show, which will air in ultra-high definition, features Foreigner's current lineup and the band's surviving original members -- including founding frontman Lou Gramm -- performing both together and separately.

The concert special will be released as a home video this October with bonus features.

Foreigner has been playing occasional "Double Vision: Then and Now" shows since 2017. The band recently announced four new reunion performances that will take place this October.

The veteran rockers, playing with just the current lineup, are on tour in Europe through a July 21 show in Kent, U.K. The group will then launch a North American trek on August 7 in Jackson, Mississippi, that will run into the fall and include the aforementioned "Double Vision" shows.

Here are all of Foreigner's forthcoming North American tour dates:

8/7 -- Jackson, MI, Jackson County Fair
8/8 -- St. Ignace, MI, Kewadin Casino St. Ignace
8/9 -- Bay City, MI, Rock the Hill - Veterans Memorial Park
8/11 -- Grand Rapids, MI, Frederik Meijer Gardens
8/12 -- Huber Heights, OH, Rose Music Center at the Heights
8/13 -- Evansville, IN, Old National Events Plaza
8/15 -- Des Moines, IA, Iowa State Fair@
8/16 -- Sedalia, MO, Missouri State Fair
8/17 -- Newkirk, OK, 7 Clans First Council Casino
8/20 -- Wellington, OH, Lorain County Fair
8/21 -- Watertown, NY, Jefferson County Fair
8/23 -- Hyannis, MA, Cape Cod Melody Tent
8/24 -- Cohasset, MA, South Shore Music Circus
8/25 -- Hampton Beach, NH, Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
8/27 -- Lewiston, NY, Artpark
8/29 -- Rama, ON, Canada, Casino Rama
8/30 -- Rama, ON, Canada, Casino Rama
9/1 -- Wauseon, OH, Fulton County Fair
9/3 -- Kitchener, ON, Canada, Centre in the Square
9/4 -- Wabash, IN, Honeywell Center
9/7 -- Spencer, IA, Clay County Fair
9/9 -- Bonner, MT, KettleHouse Amphitheatre
9/11 -- Spokane, WA, Spokane County Interstate Fair
9/12 -- Boise, ID, Outlaw Field at the Idaho Botanical Garden
9/13 -- Salt Lake City, UT, Utah State Fair
9/15 -- Toppenish, WA, Legends Casino Event Center
9/18 -- Puyallup, WA, Washington State Fair@
9/26 -- Roanoke, VA, Budweiser Summer Series at Elmwood Park
9/27 -- Bloomsburg, PA, Bloomsburg Fair#
9/29 -- West Springfield, MA, Xfinity Arena - The Big E
10/3 -- Uncasville, CT, Mohegan Sun Arena*
10/4 -- Atlantic City, NJ, Mark G. Etess Arena at Hard Rock*
10/12 -- Tuolumne, CA, Westside Pavilion at Black Oak Casino*
10/13 -- Ridgefield, WA, Ilani Cowlitz Ballroom*
1/16/20 -- Nashville, TN, Nashville Symphony

= with Styx
@ = with Night Ranger
# = with Lover Boy
* = "Double Vision: Then and Now" shows.

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Courtesy of Sammy Hagar's High Tide Beach PartyThe daily lineups have been revealed for Sammy Hagar's second annual High Tide Beach Party & Car Show, which is scheduled for September 28 and 29 in Huntington Beach, California.

Serving as main-stage headliners for the festival's first day will be Hagar and his current group The Circle, which features ex-Van Halen bassist Michael Anthony and veteran drummer Jason Bonham, along with former Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora and other special guests.

The September 28 bill also includes The Beach Boys, Blue Öyster Cult and ex-Outfield frontman Tony Lewis.

Headlining day two of the bash will be KC and the Sunshine Band. The September 29 lineup also features Mötley Crüe's Vince Neil, Night Ranger, Extreme and Patty Smyth and Scandal.

In addition, Car Show Awards will be presented both days on the festival's main stage. As previously reported, the event offers an expansive display of unique automobiles, including Hagar's Ferrari BB512i, which appeared in his "I Can't Drive 55" music video.  There also beach activities and games, special photo opportunities and a temporary beachside version of Sammy's Cabo Wabo Cantina.

Tickets and VIP packages for the 2019 High Tide Beach Party & Car Show are on sale now. Visit HighTideBeachParty.com to buy tickets, check out the full performance lineup and find out more details about the festival.

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Dominique Charriau/WireImageElton John hosts a number of annual events to raise money for his AIDS Foundation, including a gala in New York City, an Oscar viewing party in Los Angeles, and his White Tie and Tiara Ball in the U.K.  Next week, he and husband David Furnish are adding a new event to the calendar in one of their favorite places: the south of France.

The bash, called A Midsummer Party, will be held Wednesday, July 24, at a private villa at Cap d'Antibes, a resort on France's Côte d'Azur.  In addition to a cocktail reception, a dinner featuring locally inspired cuisine and a live charity auction, the party also will feature a performance by Coldplay's Chris Martin.

The founding event chairs include Rocketman stars Taron Egerton, Jamie Bell and Richard Madden, Katy Perry, Julia Roberts, Sharon Stone, Tiffany Haddish, Game of Thrones star Gwendoline Christie, Bryce Dallas Howard, Quincy Jones, Spike Lee and Gerard Butler, among other celebs.

In a statement, Elton and David say, "The Côte d'Azur has a special place in our hearts. It is where we love to spend our summers, and we want to make our inaugural fundraising gala here a true highlight of the summer season."

If you want to hop on a plane and join in the fun, contact events@ejaf.org, or call the Foundation's New York office at 212-219-0670.

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Courtesy of Richie Furay; Al Pereira/ Getty ImagesEx-Poco and Buffalo Springfield singer/guitarist Richie Furay recently lined up a series of joint performances with former Traffic member Dave Mason in California this fall.

The five-gig run kicks off October 2 in Yountville and is plotted out through an October 7 show in Riverside. The shows will feature the two Rock & Roll Hall of Famers hitting the stage together.

Furay also has a trio of headlining concerts scheduled in Ohio during early August as part his tour celebrating Poco's 50th anniversary. The shows also will include tunes by Buffalo Springfield, the Souther-Hillman-Furay Band and from Richie's solo career. Among the dates is a sold-out August 10 appearance at ex-Jefferson Airplane guitarist Jorma Kaukonen's Fur Peace Ranch in Pomeroy, Ohio.

In other news, Furay will take part in a Facebook Live event next Wednesday, July 24, starting at 9 p.m. ET. Richie will be playing some songs, chatting with fans and sharing details about his upcoming plans.

Here are all of Furay's upcoming concerts:

8/9 -- Kent, OH, Kent Stage
8/10 -- Pomeroy, OH, Fur Peace Ranch
8/11 -- Worthington, OH, Natalie's Live Music
10/2 -- Yountville, CA, Napa Valley Performing Arts Center*
10/3 -- San Francisco, CA, Palace of Fine Arts Theatre*
10/5 -- Santa Cruz, CA, Rio Theatre*
10/6 -- Beverly Hills, CA, Saban Theatre*
10/7 -- Riverside, CA, Fox Performing Arts Center*

* = with Dave Mason.

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ABC/Fred WatkinsEarlier this month, Foo Fighters surprise-released a new EP featuring two live tracks recorded in 1995, and one from 2000. Dave Grohl and company are now diving into their archives again for a series of live videos and another EP from a pair of past shows in London.

The videos were filmed during the Foos' show at Wembley Stadium in 2008, and include performance of "The Pretender," "Cheer Up, Boys (Your Make Up Is Running)," "Times Like These" and "No Way Back."

Meanwhile, the new EP was recorded at the Roundhouse in 2011, and features live versions of "The Pretender," "White Limo," "Arlandria," "Walk," "These Days" and "Everlong."

Along with the first live EP, the Foos launched their Foo Fighters Story campaign, which invites you to submit a story about what the band means to you. You can share yours now via FooFighters.com/your-story.

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Craig Sugden/CBS; Courtesy of NetflixPrograms featuring two music legends, Paul McCartney and Bruce Springsteen, have nabbed multiple nominations for the 71st Emmy Awards, which will air live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, September 22, at 8 p.m. ET on FOX.

The CBS special Carpool Karaoke: When Corden Met McCartney Live from Liverpool, which featured the former Beatles legend and Late Late Show host James Corden visiting Sir Paul's hometown, is nominated for five honors, including a nod in the Outstanding Variety Special (Pre-Recorded) category.

The show also received nominations for directing, writing, sound mixing and picture editing of a variety program.

The Boss' Netflix concert special Springsteen on Broadway, which captured Bruce performing his popular Broadway stage show of the same name, received two nominations. Like McCartney's Carpool Karaoke special, the program scored nods for Outstanding Variety Special (Pre-Recorded) and Outstanding Directing for a Variety Special.

The show receiving the highest number of Emmy nominations overall was HBO's Game of Thrones, which secured a record 32, the most for any program in a single season.

You can check out the full list of Emmy nominees at Emmys.com.

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Credit: Mark WeissThe Doobie Brothers, who are currently supporting Santana on its Supernatural Now summer tour of North America, continue to expand their U.S. fall headlining trek. The veteran rockers have added six new shows to their itinerary in September and November, in between previously announced concerts.

The new shows are scheduled for September 15 in Las Vegas; September 18 in Bakersfield, California; September 24 in San Antonio; September 25 in Corpus Christi, Texas; September 27 in Thackerville, Oklahoma; and November 9 in Lake Charles, Louisiana. Tickets for the concerts go on sale to the general public this Friday, July 19, via Ticketmaster.com.

Last week, The Doobies announced plans for a special hometown concert in San Francisco on September 12, where they'll play two of their early albums in their entirety: 1972's Toulouse Street and 1973's The Captain and Me.

The group's tour with Santana resumes August 3 in St. Paul, Minnesota, and is plotted out through an August 25 show in Wantagh, New York.

The Doobie Brothers' headlining dates currently run from a September 11 performance in Livermore, California, through a November 16 concert in Savannah, Georgia.

As previously reported, The Doobie Brothers recently released a live album and home video called Live from the Beacon Theatre, which features performances from two November 2018 concerts in New York City at which the band played Toulouse Street and The Captain and Me in their entirety. Live from the Beacon Theatre is available a two-CD set, a two-CD/DVD package, a Blu-ray and digitally.

Here are all of The Doobie Brothers' upcoming shows, according to the band's official website:

8/3 -- St. Paul, MN, Xcel Energy Center*
8/4 -- Tinley Park, IL, Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre - Chicago*
8/6 -- Toronto, ON, Canada, Budweiser Stage*
8/7 -- Cuyahoga Falls, OH, Blossom Music Center*
8/9 -- Noblesville, IN, Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center*
8/10 -- Cincinnati, OH, Riverbend Music Center*
8/11 -- Clarkston, MI, DTE Energy Music Theatre*
8/13 -- Charlotte, NC, PNC Music Pavilion*
8/14 -- Bristow, VA, Jiffy Lube Live*
8/16 -- Moon, PA, UPMC Events Center
8/17 -- Bethel, NY, Bethel Woods Center for the Arts*
8/18 -- Holmdel, NJ, PNC Bank Arts Center*
8/20 -- Mansfield, MA, Xfinity Center*
8/21 -- Hartford, CT, XFINITY Theatre*
8/23 -- Saratoga Springs, NY, Saratoga Performing Arts Center*
8/24 -- Camden, NJ, BB&T Pavilion*
8/25 -- Wantagh, NY, Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater*
9/11 -- Livermore, CA, Wente Vineyard
9/12 -- San Francisco, CA, The Masonic#
9/14 -- Indio, CA, Fantasy Springs Resort Casino
9/15 -- Las Vegas, NV, Pearl Concert Theater
9/17 -- San Diego, CA, Humphreys Concerts by the Bay
9/18 -- Bakersfield, CA, Spectrum Amphitheater
9/21 -- Sahuarita, AZ, Desert Diamond Casino
9/22 -- El Paso, TX, Plaza Theatre PAC
9/24 -- San Antonio, TX, Majestic Theatre
9/25 -- Corpus Christi, TX, Selena Auditorium
9/27 -- Thackerville, OK, WinStar Casino
9/28 -- Dodge City, KS, United Wireless Arena
10/1 -- Omaha, NE, Orpheum Theatre
10/2 -- Brookings, SD, Swiftel Center
10/3 -- Fargo, ND, Civic Memorial Auditorium
11/9 -- Lake Charles, LA, Golden Nugget Casino
11/12 -- Atlanta, GA, Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center
11/13 -- St. Augustine, FL, St. Augustine Amphitheatre
11/15 -- St. Petersburg, FL, Mahaffey Theater
11/16 -- Savannah, GA, Johnny Mercer Theater - Savannah Civic Center

* = opening for Santana
= newly announced headlining show
# = special show featuring full performances of the Toulouse Street and The Captain and Me albums.

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This past March, founding Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers keyboardist Benmont Tench played a handful of solo shows in the New York City area.  Now the Rock & Roll Hall of Famer is set to perform a series of intimate concerts this week in Northern California.

Tench has a run of four dates, scheduled for Wednesday in San Rafael, Thursday in San Francisco, Friday in Big Sur, and Sunday in Santa Cruz.

Tickets for the concerts are available now via FolkYeah.com.

Benmont also will perform at the 2019 Newport Folk Festival on Friday, July 26 at Fort Adams State Park in Newport, Rhode Island. The fest runs from the 26th through Sunday, July 28.

Tench also made an appearance at Ringo Starr's "Peace and Love" 79th birthday gathering on Sunday, July 7, in front of the Capitol Records Tower in Los Angeles. Other celebs who joined the former Beatles drummer at the celebration included Edgar Winter, Nils Lofgren, Jim Keltner, Don Was, actor Ed Begley Jr., comic Richard Lewis, and film directors David Lynch and Peter Jackson.

Here are all of Tench's upcoming performances:

7/17 -- San Rafael, CA, Terrapin Crossroads
7/18 -- San Francisco, CA, The Chapel
7/19 -- Big Sur, CA, Henry Miller Library
7/21 -- Santa Cruz, CA, Kuumbwa Jazz Center
7/26 -- Newport, RI, Newport Folk Festival -- Fort Adams State Park

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Credit: Mike InnsEmerson, Lake & Palmer and Asia drummer Carl Palmer is hosting his own instructional camp this fall for progressive rock musicians, and he excited about sharing his "54 years' worth" of experience.

The three-day event, Carl Palmer's Prog-Rock Camp, takes place November 8-10 at Philadelphia's 2300 Arena. It features workshops and classes from various musicians, as well as performances, Q&As, jam sessions and other activities designed to thrill prog-rock fans.

Palmer tells ABC Radio that while he's done drum clinics in the past, he's "never condensed it all into one sort of package."

He notes that the camp "is really just dealing with what happened to me, the music that I've made successful, and the adventure that I've had from the age of 15, when I turned professional, right up to today, which is, basically, 54 years' worth. So I've got a lot to offer, and I just want to spread it out."

The 69-year-old rocker will be giving a master class, while other musicians who will be conducting workshops include ex-Guns N' Roses guitarist and current Asia frontman Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal, former Dream Theater keyboardist Derek Sherinian, and the two members of Carl's current band Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy.

Other camp highlights include a screening of a previously unseen 1997 ELP concert film recorded in Chile, and a full-length ELP Legacy show, which will also be open to fans who aren't attending the camp.

Palmer says, "I want people to take something home and motivate them, move them forward, make them think about their life…and possibly even convert some people into thinking of music as a career."

Visit CarlPalmer.com to register for the camp and find out more details.

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Universal Music Group/Sony Music EntertainmentThe NOW That's What I Call Music folks have come up with the perfect soundtrack to listen to while you're out cruising on your boat this summer: a collection of Yacht Rock classics.

For those who aren't aware, "Yacht Rock" is a term for a brand of smooth soft rock, usually from the 1970s and early '80s, which often features elements of smooth jazz, R&B and soul. Toto, Kenny Loggins and Michael McDonald are some of the genre's biggest acts.

The term, coined in 2005 in a humorous online video series of the same name, was originally somewhat derogatory, but it's now been embraced by music fans and artists like.

NOW That's What I Call Yacht Rock includes such hits as Toto's "Africa" and Loggins' "This Is It," and also features Peter Frampton's classic live version of "Baby I Love Your Way," ex-Traffic singer/guitarist Dave Mason's "We Just Disagree," country-rock veterans Poco's "Crazy Love" and 10cc's "I'm Not In Love."

The album will be released August 2 on CD, LP and digitally.

Here's the full NOW That's What I Call Yacht Rock track list:

Chuck Mangione, "Feels So Good"
Toto, "Africa"
Kenny Loggins, "This Is It"
Little River Band, "Cool Change"
Peter Frampton, "Baby I Love Your Way" (Live)  
Player, "Baby Come Back"
Looking Glass, "Brandy (You're a Fine Girl)"
Rupert Holmes, "Escape (The Pina Colada Song)"
Bobby Caldwell, "What You Won't Do for Love"
Climax Blues Band, "Couldn't Get It Right"
Ace, "How Long"
Gino Vannelli, "I Just Wanna Stop"
Dave Mason, "We Just Disagree"
Poco, "Crazy Love"
The Ozark Mountain Daredevils, "Jackie Blue"
Pablo Cruise, "Love Will Find a Way"
10cc, "I'm Not In Love"
Dan Fogelberg, "Longer"

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Daniel Knighton/Getty ImagesWhen Steely Dan guitarist, bassist and songwriter Walter Becker died in 2017 at age 67, he left behind a bounty of great music, as well as plenty of classic guitars, recording equipment and memorabilia. Now, many of Becker's prized possessions will be sold off during a two-day auction scheduled for October 18-19 at The Standard Oil Building in Beverly Hills, California, and online.

Among the priciest items going on the block are a signature model Sadowsky guitar that Becker often played onstage, an early Excel model hand-built archtop guitar, and a rare Senorita S.6 model guitar that dates back to the 1930s. All three instruments are estimated to sell for between $10,000 and $15,000.

Among the other guitars being auctioned is a 1957 Fender Duo-Sonic electric guitar that Becker's shown playing in a photo featured in the liner notes to Steely Dan's 1977 album, Aja.

The auction also will feature hundreds of other items, including amplifiers, recording gear, effects pedals and much more.

Becker's collection will be displayed at The Standard Oil Building from Monday, from October 14 through Friday, October 18, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. PT daily. The exhibit will be free and open to the public.

The auction will be split into four sessions, scheduled for 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. PT on October 18 and 19. Online bidding will take place at JuliensLive.com.

"Walter Becker…took pleasure in experimenting musically to develop perfect sonic landscape that would best support his creative and musical intentions," says Julien's Auctions CEO/president Darren Julien.

"This extensive and wide-ranging collection reflects all of these characteristics -- and more -- that helped make Walter Becker one of the most talented and respected all-around musicians and sonic connoisseurs of his generation."

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ABC/Randy HolmesSlash has announced a new live album and concert film called Living the Dream Tour, recorded with his solo band, Myles Kennedy & the Conspirators.

As its name suggests, the performance was recorded during Slash and company's worldwide tour behind the latest Conspirators album, 2018's Living the Dream. It was filmed during a stop earlier this year at the Hammersmith Apollo in London.  Fun fact: Slash was actually born in London; his dad's British.

Living the Dream Tour will be released September 20. For a preview, you can watch the film's performance of the Apocalyptic Love song "Anastasia" now on YouTube.

You can also catch Slash and the Conspirators on their U.S. tour, which launches Monday night in San Francisco.

Here's the Living the Dream Tour track list:

"The Call of the Wild"
"Halo"
"Standing in the Sun"
"Ghost"
"Back From Cali"
"My Antidote"
"Serve You Right"
"Boulevard of Broken Hearts"
"Shadow Life"
"We’re All Gonna Die"
"Doctor Alibi"
"Lost Inside the Girl"
"Wicked Stone"
"Mind Your Manners"
"Driving Rain"
"By the Sword"
"Nightrain"
"Starlight"
"You’re a Lie"
"World on Fire"
"Avalon"
"Anastasia"

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Daryl Hannah; Matthew Baker/Getty ImagesOn Saturday, Paul McCartney reunited with Beatles band mate Ringo Starr for the first time in five years onstage in L.A.  On Sunday, across the Atlantic Ocean, two other rock legends hit the stage together for the first time in 25 years.

RollingStone.com reports that Neil Young joined Bob Dylan to perform the old traditional tune "Will the Circle Be Unbroken" during Dylan's set at the two legends' joint show Sunday at Nowlan Park in Kilkenny, Ireland. You can check out fan-shot video of the performance on YouTube.

According to RollingStone.com, the last time Young and Dylan did a live duet together was at an October 20, 1994, show Bob played at Roseland Ballroom in New York City. Bruce Springsteen also took part in that '94 performance.

This also marked the first time Dylan has played "Will the Circle Be Unbroken" in concert since a May 1976 show in Houston during his Rolling Thunder Revue tour. Interestingly, the first time Young and Dylan performed live together, at a 1975 benefit concert in San Francisco, they also sang "Will the Circle Be Unbroken."

Neil and Bob also played a co-headlining show this past Friday, July 12, at London's Hyde Park, but they didn't perform together at that event.

The Kilkenny concert brought Young's and Dylan's respective European treks to a close. Bob currently has no other confirmed shows on his itinerary, while Neil's only scheduled performance will be at the 2019 Farm Aid concert on September 21 in East Troy, Wisconsin.

Young also recently revealed that he plans to mount a tour with his old band Crazy Horse this fall to promote a new studio album that's expected out.

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Former Who, Faces and Small Faces drummer Kenney JonesCredit: Richard Young and British folk legend Donovan will take part in a U.K. charity concert that will salute late Rolling Stones guitarist Brian Jones, who died 50 years ago this month.

The show is the 2019 edition of the Rock 'n' Horsepower benefit, scheduled for August 17 at the Hurtwood Park Polo Club in Surrey, England.

Other artists on the concert bill include The Waterboys, Sex Pistols bassist Glen Matlock, founding Damned members Brian James and Rat Scabies, and Brian Jones' grandson, Joolz Jones.

The event will raise money for two charities: the David Lynch Foundation, which provides Transcendental Meditation programs for war veterans, in-need children and others, and the Racehorse Sanctuary, which aids retired racehorses.

The star-studded concert will serve as the finale of the day-long event, which also will feature polo matches, an exhibition of high-performance cars and more.

In a post on his official Facebook page, Kenney -- who's the chairman of the Hurtwood Park Polo Club -- says of the concert, "Means a lot to me to be a part of this amazing tribute to Brian Jones. I did a few sessions with him, [and] what I will always remember about him was being a nice guy...he created a few of the most memorable songs of that time and to this day."

Kenney will be performing with his group The Jones Gang.

At the 2014 edition of Rock 'n' Horsepower benefit, Jones reunited with his former Who band mates Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend, while in 2015, he performed with fellow Faces members Rod Stewart and Ronnie Wood.

Tickets for the event are available at Eventbrite.co.uk.

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Anthony Harvey/Getty ImagesPaul McCartney saved the best surprise for the last stop on his U.S. tour: an appearance from Ringo Starr

The two Beatles reunited in Los Angeles' Dodger Stadium Saturday night. Variety reports that after McCartney finished the first song of the encore -- "Birthday" -- he announced a surprise.  Onto the stage walked Ringo, a guy who himself just celebrated his 79th birthday on July 7.

Ringo joined Sir Paul and his band for "Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)" and "Helter Skelter." Roadies even rolled Ringo's signature Ludwig drum kit on stage for him to play.

Starr wasn't the only surprise: Eagles guitarist Joe Walsh, who's also Ringo's brother-in-law, appeared onstage as well. He took part in a guitar medley that typically ends the show, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Saturday night's concert wrapped the U.S. leg of McCartney's 2019 Freshen Up Tour. It also added another chapter to Dodger Stadium's place in Beatles history -- the Fab Four's penultimate concert took place there 53 years ago this August.

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Random House Books for Young Readers

Paul McCartney's upcoming illustrated children's book, Hey Grandude!, will be published on September 5, and now the former Beatles star has revealed that he's narrating the audio edition himself.

McCartney has posted a video of him reading a segment of the book, in which he portrays the main character, on his official YouTube channel.

In the clip, Sir Paul says, "Dear listener, my name is Edward Marshall Senior. I have four grandchildren. I call them 'chillers,' and they call me 'Grandude.' Come and join us on our adventure. Yours sincerely, Grandude."

McCartney also created some original music to accompany his narration, a snippet of which can be heard in the video.

As previously reported, Hey Grandude! was inspired by McCartney's own experiences as a grandparent, and tells the tale of an elderly explorer who takes his four grandkids on a series of magical adventures. Among the exploits Grandude and his chillers enjoy are riding flying fish, dodging stampedes and escaping avalanches.

The book features colorful illustrations by Kathryn Durst.

You can order Hey Grandude! now at PenguinRandomHouse.com. It's available as a hardback book, on CD, and as a digital download.

 

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Credit: Pamela LittkyAlice in Chains will premiere the final installment of their ongoing Black Antenna film project next Wednesday, July 17.

A minute-long preview of the episode, which includes a voice-over of Winston Churchill's famous "We Shall Fight on the Beaches" speech, is streaming now on YouTube.

Black Antenna is a 10-part sci-fi thriller that accompanies Alice in Chains' Grammy-nominated album, Rainier Fog. Each episode, the first of which debuted back in March, is soundtracked by a Rainier Fog song. The final chapter will feature the album's closing track, "All I Am."

The story of Black Antenna follows Alpha and Beta, two aliens disguised as humans trying to find a way to contact their home world. Meanwhile, another alien, the evil Nil, is pursuing our heroes with the intention of killing them and their kind.

The final Black Antenna episode will premiere one day before Alice in Chains hits the road on a North American tour with Korn, which kicks off Thursday, July 18 in Austin, Texas.

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Credit: Cristina ArrigoniJackson Browne collaborated with singer/songwriter Leslie Mendelson on a song titled "A Human Touch" that's heard during the end credits of the recently released documentary 5B.  Now an official video for the heartfelt duet has premiered online.

The clip features footage of Browne and Mendelson singing the tune in a room. Jackson plays piano, and we see various scenes from the film, which tells the story of the first hospital ward in the U.S. created to treat AIDS and HIV patients: the 5B ward at San Francisco General Hospital.

The video includes footage of various the nurses, doctors and caregivers interacting with dying AIDS patients in the ward, which opened in 1983.

Browne tells Billboard that he was approached by 5B's co-director, Paul Haggis, to contribute a song to the film, but admits he was apprehensive, partly because he "was in the middle of other things."

He says after he watched the doc, "I thought, 'God, this is certainly worth of a song,' but I just didn't even know how to approach." Haggis then put him in touch with Mendelson and her regular collaborator Steve McEwan, and the three of them wrote the song together.

"They came up with this great song, most of it, really, although I added a few lines," Browne explains. "But because it was so good and in the right direction, it wasn't hard to get involved and schedule it in."

Jackson says he enjoyed working with Mendelson and McEwan, and hopes to collaborate with them again.

"I love those two, and they're great friends now," he tells Billboard.

Meanwhile, Browne reveals that he's writing new songs, "at a snail's pace," for his next studio album -- a follow-up to 2014's Standing in the Breach.

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