Kevin Mazur; Kevin Kane/Courtesy of HBOThe HBO special featuring highlights from the 2016 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony premieres this Saturday at 8 p.m., just over three weeks after the event was held in Brooklyn, New York. This year's class of inductees included four classic-rock acts that many music fans felt had been long overlooked -- Deep Purple, Chicago, Steve Miller and Cheap Trick -- along with the influential rap act N.W.A.
In the weeks leading up the ceremony, conflicts over the post-induction performances led to key original members of Deep Purple and Chicago -- guitarist Ritchie Blackmore and singer/bassist Peter Cetera, respectively -- boycott the event. But the artists who did take part in the event delivered plenty of heartfelt and humorous speeches and performances.
Here are just some of the memorable moments to look out for if you watch the show:
-- Deep Purple was inducted by longtime superfan Lars Ulrich of Metallica, who gave a speech in which he wondered why it took so long for Purple to be inducted, since they've been eligible since 1993.
-- Deep Purple's current lineup performed "Highway Star," "Hush" and, of course, "Smoke on the Water."
-- Miller was inducted by The Black Keys, and he gave a speech in which he called for the Rock Hall's induction process to become more transparent, and for more women to be inducted.
-- Steve and his current band played "Fly Like an Eagle," "Rock 'n Me" and "The Joker," a song he claimed saved his career.
-- N.W.A. was inducted by acclaimed rapper and fellow Compton, California, native Kendrick Lamar.
-- Chicago was welcomed into the Rock Hall by Matchbox Twenty's Rob Thomas.
-- While Cetera was a no-show, original Chicago drummer Danny Seraphine, who left the band in 1990, took part in the induction and the performance. Thomas joined Chicago to sing "Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?" and the band also played "Saturday in the Park" and "25 or 6 to 4."
-- Cheap Trick were ushered into the Hall of Fame by Kid Rock.
-- Original Cheap Trick drummer Bun E. Carlos reunited with his fellow founding members for the first time since 2010 to play "I Want You to Want Me," "Surrender" and "Dream Police."
-- The all-star jam at the end of the night featured a rendition of Fats Domino's "Ain't That a Shame," which Cheap Trick had covered in 1979.
-- Ex-Talking Heads frontman David Byrne teamed up with indie-pop singer Kimbra and The Roots to pay tribute to the late David Bowie with a performance of "Fame."
-- Sheryl Crow and Grace Potter collaborated on a version of The Eagles' "New Kid in Town" in honor of the late Glenn Frey.
The 2016 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony airs Saturday on HBO at 8 p.m. ET/PT.
Billed as "the most comprehensive Beatles exhibition ever assembled," the display includes more than 150 artifacts from the collection of Peter Miniaci & Associates, a firm that specializes in items related to the legendary band. The exhibit takes visitors on a journey through the Beatles members' lives and careers, from their days prior to the group's formation through their heyday as international sensations to the music icons' post-breakup years.
Among the memorabilia featured in "The Magical History Tour" are some instruments belonging to the band members, rare photos and posters, letters and documents, Beatles merchandise and much more. The display includes a drum kit from the pre-Beatles group The Quarrymen, an infamous document dissolving the Fab Four's partnership and the copy of John Lennon and Yoko Ono's Double Fantasy album that Lennon signed for his murderer, Mark David Chapman, the day Chapman shot him to death.
The exhibition isn't officially sanctioned by The Beatles, but a representative for Exhibits Development Group, which produced the attraction, says the band gave it their blessing.
"They basically, for all intents and purposes, said, 'Good luck,'" EDG's Will Peterson tells Billboard. "So we picked up what they were putting down and went ahead and planned an exhibition that is sensitive to their copyrights, and we're certainly not trying to be at conflict with anything that the Beatles are doing. We're just trying to tell the story in a unique and different way."
Visit TheHenryFord.org for pricing details.The exhibit will run through September 18, and then -- according to Billboard -- reopen in March 2017 at the Putnam Museum in Davenport, Iowa.
Columbia RecordsBob Dylan's new cover version of Frank Sinatra's 1957 hit "All the Way" has premiered online on Dylan's official website and YouTube channel. The track will be featured on the folk-rock legend's upcoming album Fallen Angels, which will be released May 20.
Dylan's rendition of "All the Way" transforms the tune into a laid-back country shuffle, complete with twangy pedal-steel guitar. Written by Jimmy Van Heusen and Sammy Cahn, the song was introduced in the 1957 film The Joker Is Wild. The tune went on to win an Academy Award for Best Original Song.
As previously reported, Fallen Angels will be Dylan's second consecutive album dedicated to songs recorded by Sinatra, following 2015's Shadows in the Night. The new record will be available as a CD, a vinyl LP and a digital download. A blue-vinyl version of the album is available exclusively at Barnes & Noble, while Dylan's online store is selling limited-edition bundles packaging the CD or LP with a lithograph and a pack of Fallen Angels playing cards. If you pre-order the digital version of the album, you'll automatically receive a free download of "All the Way" and another track, "Melancholy Mood."
Dylan will support Fallen Angels with a U.S. tour that kicks off June 4 in Woodinville, Washington, and runs through a July 17 concert in Gilford, New Hampshire. Mavis Staples will open all of the shows. Purchase a pair of tickets to certain concerts and you'll receive a free CD copy of the new album.
RhinoChicago was honored with induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame earlier this month, and now comes word that a new box set featuring high-quality Blu-ray Audio versions of most of the band's early albums will be released on June 17.
Chicago Quadio is a nine-disc collection boasting new quadrophonic and stereo mixes of the horn-driven rock act's first eight studio efforts, and of the group's 1975 greatest-hits compilation.
The box set, which will sell for a suggested list price of $159.98, will replicate the original sleeves and packaging of the nine albums, including mini posters and an iron-on that came with 1975's Chicago VIII. All of the albums have been remastered in both quadrophonic and stereo.
Among the many classic songs featured on the Chicago Quadio collection are "Beginnings," "Make Me Smile," "Saturday in the Park," "25 or 6 to 4," "Colour My World," "Feelin' Stronger Every Day," "Just You 'n' Me," "Old Days," "Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?" and the chart-topping "If You Leave Me Now."
Here is the list of albums featured in the Chicago Quadio box set:
Chicago Transit Authority (1969) Chicago (1970) Chicago III (1971) Chicago V (1972) Chicago VI (1973) Chicago VII (1974) Chicago VIII (1975) Chicago IX: Chicago's Greatest Hits (1975) Chicago X (1976)
Reprise RecordsNeil Young will release a new live album titled Earth on June 17 that features a variety of tunes the folk-rock legend performed recently with his current backing group Promise of the Real.
In a statement, Young reveals that Earth is 98 minutes long, and explains that the album "flows as a collection of 13 songs from throughout my life, songs I have written about living here on our planet together." He adds, "Our animal kingdom is well represented in the audience as well and the animals, insects, birds and mammals actually take over the performances of the songs at times."
The track list includes four songs that appear on Young's most recent studio album, 2015's The Monsanto Years, his classic "After the Gold Rush," a variety of lesser-known gems from his back catalog and a previously unreleased tune called "Seed Justice."
Young also posted a message about Earth on his official Facebook page, noting that the album is too long to "fit on iTunes." He adds, "It breaks all their rules (and couldn't all really be heard that way anyway). No one who was there will ever forget the love, wonder and beautiful madness of EARTH. I know I won't."
Special limited-edition Earth bundles are available for pre-order now at Young's official online store that feature either a two-CD or a three-LP vinyl set packaged with a poster and a high-res digital version of the album compatible with Neil's Pono music player. The CD collection will be available on June 17, while the vinyl set won't be released until August 12.
Also, Young will be attending a listening party for Earth that will be held on Friday, May 6, at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County in L.A. The entire album will be played on a Pono system at the event.
Here is the track list of Earth:
"Mother Earth" "Seed Justice" "My Country Home" "The Monsanto Years" "Western Hero" "Vampire Blues" "Hippie Dream" "After the Gold Rush" "Human Highway" "Big Box" "People Want to Hear About Love" "Wolf Moon" "Love & Only Love"
Credit: Eleanor StillsThe Rides, Stephen Stills' blues-rock project with Kenny Wayne Shepherd and ex-Electric Flag keyboardist Barry Goldberg, return with their second album, Pierced Arrow, next week.
In advance of the record's May 6 release, the band has shared the lead track, "Kick Out of It," online at The Huffington Post.
The mid-tempo rock tune is highlighted by some blazing guitar work from Stills and Shepherd and Stephen's attitude-heavy vocals.
"This song is authentic rock 'n' roll at its best," Shepherd tells The Huffington Post. "This is the first song we wrote together for this record and it really set the tone for the entire album. It's vintage Stephen Stills. The song idea was conceived decades ago and was finished with The Rides."
Pierced Arrow is the follow-up to the band's 2013 debut, Can't Get Enough. The Rides' lineup also features longtime Crosby, Stills & Nash touring bassist Kevin McCormick and drummer Chris Layton, who was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2015 as a member of Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble.
The Rides will launch a U.S. tour in support of Pierced Arrow this Monday, May 2, in Burnsville, Minnesota. The trek currently is mapped out through a June 5 concert in Riverside, California.
5/2 -- Burnsville, MN, Ames Center 5/3 -- Milwaukee, WI, Pabst Theater 5/5 -- Springfield, IL, Sangamon Auditorium 5/6 -- Ann Arbor, MI, Michigan Theater 5/8 -- Merrillville, IN, Star Plaza Theatre 5/9 -- Munhall, PA, Carnegie of Homestead Music Hall 5/11 -- Englewood, NJ, Bergen Performing Arts Center 5/12 -- New York, NY, Town Hall 5/13 -- Kingston, NY, UPAC 5/15 -- Bethlehem, PA, Sand Bethlehem Events Center 5/17 -- Boston, MA, Wilbur Theater 5/18 -- Providence, RI, Lupo's 5/21 -- Los Angeles, CA, Hollywood Pantages Theatre 6/1 -- San Diego, CA, Balboa Theater 6/2 -- Berkeley, CA, UC Theatre 6/4 -- Scottsdale, AZ, Talking Stick Resort 6/5 -- Riverside, CA, Fox PAC
The National Concert Day event serves to promote the summer concert season and celebrates the artists who will be hitting the road this year.
The show also will feature performances by country singer Dierks Bentley, rap star Wiz Khalifa and other as-yet-unannounced artists. In addition, a variety of musicians will be attending the event, including Bad Company's Simon Kirke. Hoda Kotb of NBC's Today show will host the event, which will be streamed live at LiveNation.com/ConcertDay16.
All of the aforemenioned artists attending the National Concert Day Show will be launching their own tours this summer. For example, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts and Cheap Trick will be teaming up with Heart for the Rock Hall Three for All trek, kicking off July 14 in Clarkston, Michigan.
In conjunction with the launch of the summer concert season, Live Nation also will be offering special $20 tickets to hundreds of shows. The tickets will be available from May 13 through May 20. More details will be announced soon at LiveNation.com and Live Nation's social media pages. Also, as part of a partnership with Pringles, Live Nation is giving concertgoers the chance to buy four tickets for the price of three by visiting LiveNation.com/Pringles.
Atlantic RecordsPhil Collins' ongoing "Take a Look at Me Now" campaign, which finds the former Genesis star reissuing all of his solo albums with unreleased bonus tracks, is wrapping up June 10 with the release of deluxe editions of ....But Seriously and Going Back, the latter now retitled The Essential Going Back.
1989's ...But Seriously included the smash hit "Another Day in Paradise," and topped the Billboard chart for four weeks. Going Back, which came out in 2010, was his first new album since 2002's Testify, and featured the singer/drummer interpreting Motown classics from artists like Stevie Wonder, The Temptations and Smokey Robinson.
"I decided to call this version of Going Back The Essential Going Back," Collins says in a statement. "In retrospect, I included too much music on the original version, and I believe that too much is not always a good thing. Hence this trimmed-down selection of my favorite Motown songs."
As with all of the reissues, both albums include a second disc featuring demos, live recordings and B-sides.
Here are the track listings:
Original Album Remastered
"Hang In Long Enough" "That's Just the Way It Is" "Do You Remember?" "Something Happened on the Way to Heaven" "Colours" "I Wish It Would Rain Down" "Another Day in Paradise" "Heat on the Street" "All of My Life" "Saturday Night and Sunday Morning" "Father to Son" "Find a Way to My Heart"
"Hang In Long Enough" (Live)* "Something Happened on the Way to Heaven" (Live)* "Colours" (Live)* "Saturday Night and Sunday Morning" (Live)* "Always" (Live)* "Find a Way to My Heart" (Live)* "That's How I Feel" (B-side) "You've Been In Love (That Little Bit Too Long)" (B-side) "Another Day in Paradise" (Demo) "That's Just the Way It Is" (Demo) "I Wish It Would Rain Down" (Demo) "Hang In Long Enough" (Demo) "Do You Remember?" (Demo)
The Essential Going Back
Original Album Remastered
"Going Back" "Girl (Why You Wanna Make Me Blue)" "(Love Is Like a) Heatwave" "Some of Your Lovin'" "Going to a Go-Go" "Papa Was a Rolling Stone" "Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever" "Something About You" "Talkin' About My Baby" "Do I Love You" "Never Dreamed You'd Leave in Summer" "Take Me in Your Arms (Rock Me for a Little While)" "Too Many Fish in the Sea" "Uptight (Everything's Alright)"
"Signed Sealed Delivered (I'm Yours) -- Intro" (Live)* "Ain't Too Proud to Beg" (Live)* "Girl (Why You Wanna Make Me Blue)" (Live)* "Dancing in the Street" (Live)* "(Love Is Like a) Heatwave" (Live)* "Papa Was a Rolling Stone" (Live)* "Never Dreamed You'd Leave in Summer" (Live)* "Talkin' Bout My Baby" (Live)* "Do I Love You" (Live)* "Ain't That Peculiar" (Live)* "Too Many Fish in the Sea" (Live)* "You Really Got a Hold on Me" (Live)* "Something About You" (Live)* "Uptight (Everything's Alright)" (Live)* "My Girl" (Live)* "Going Back" (Live)*
Aerosmith has confirmed its first U.S. concert performance of 2016, a September 16 headlining appearance at the second annual KAABOO Del Mar Festival, which will be held at the Del Mar Racetrack & Fairgrounds in San Diego. The three-day event, which runs September 16-18, also will feature Jimmy Buffett, Gregg Allman, Fall Out Boy, Lenny Kravitz, Hall & Oates, The Avett Brothers, Third Eye Blind, The Goo Goo Dolls, Blues Traveler, Collective Soul, Gin Blossoms, The Struts and many other acts.
In addition, the festival's lineup boasts several well-known comedians, including Dana Carvey, Janeane Garofalo, Darrell Hammond, Jeff Ross and the cast of the HBO series Silicon Valley. The fest also will offer contemporary art displays, food, a selection of alcoholic beverages and more.
Meanwhile, Aerosmith also has announced a trio of concerts in Brazil this October. The shows are scheduled for October 11 in Porto Alegre, October 15 in Sao Paulo and October 21 in Recife.
In related news, Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler has lined up a June 15 headlining performance at the inaugural LaconiaFest, a nine-day motorcycle and music festival running from June 11 to June 19 in Laconia, New Hampshire. Tyler joins a previously announced lineup that includes Poison's Bret Michaels, Ted Nugent, Sevendust, Fuel, Lita Ford, Warrant, Buckcherry, P.O.D., Adelitas Way, Saving Abel, Trixter and L.A. Guns.
Mike Coppola/Getty ImageOn his show Wednesday night, Jimmy Kimmel welcomed John Mellencamp ahead of his being presented with ASCAP's prestigious Founders Award at the 33rd annual ASCAP Pop Music Awards in Los Angeles Wednesday evening.
The singer-songwriter brought a special guest to Kimmel's stage -- his cute granddaughter.
Sitting and swaying in the chair next to Mellencamp -- so much so that he eventually told her to sit with him in his seat -- the little girl couldn't name any of her granddad's songs, but sang along with the audience on the chorus to "Jack & Diane," which grandpa (or Old Man, as she calls him) sang to close out the show. Incidentally, Mellencamp admitted beforehand that the fan favorite was one of those he no longer likes playing in concert, but made an exception for the Kimmel appearance.
Mellencamp also reminisced about working and hanging out with Bob Dylan, who is a prior ASCAP Founders Award winner. "He's the funniest guy I ever met," Mellencamp said of the music legend. "He's got a great sense of humor...He teases -- that's what he and I do: we smoke together and tease each other."
Mellencamp's Plain Spoken tour resumes October 11 in Worcester, Massachusetts.
Courtesy of MSO PRThe Who will continue its tradition of raising money for charity with special concert events by headlining an intimate private show on May 31 in Los Angeles to raise funds for UCLA Health Autism Treatment Program and Teen Cancer America.
The concert, dubbed "Who Cares About the Next Generation," also will feature performances by Joan Jett & the Blackhearts and Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder.
In addition, the event will include a live auction hosted by celebrity auctioneer Howie Mandel, and will feature a number of special guests, including KISS singer Paul Stanley and comic actor David Spade.
In advance of the fundraiser, an online silent auction has been launched that offers a variety of VIP experiences, luxury vacation packages and autographed rock memorabilia. Among the items up for bid are guitars signed by The Who, Cream, The Eagles, Jett, Slash, Joe Walsh, Richie Sambora and Cheap Trick's Rick Nielsen.
The "Who Cares About the Next Generation" event takes place just after The Who winds down the current North American leg of its 50th anniversary tour. The latest series of dates kicked off last night in Toronto, and wraps up May 29 in Las Vegas. Check out the group's full itinerary at TheWho.com.
Courtesy of Business WireElton John and Lady Gaga have collaborated several times musically. Now they're teaming up on the fashion front to raise money for a good cause.
Elton and Gaga are launching Love Bravery, a limited-edition line of clothing and accessories that will be available exclusively at Macy's this spring, and globally later this year. Twenty-five percent of the purchase price benefits both John's AIDS Foundation and Gaga's Born This Way Foundation.
The line includes everything from shirts, sweats and outerwear to backpacks, scarves, key chains, water bottles and skateboards. Some of the motifs include piano keys, guitars, microphones, platform shoes, sunglasses and hearts.
"I love the idea of fusing who you are on the inside -- your passions and dreams -- with what you wear on the outside," says Elton in a statement. "Love Bravery is about the compassion on the inside to understand someone’s fears, and the bravery on the outside to stand up for them, and for yourself: to accept others for who they are and to be who you want to be."
Adds Gaga, "We need to make the world a kinder and braver place where men and women everywhere are empowered to live with compassion. That's what Born This Way Foundation is all about, that’s what the Elton John AIDS Foundation is all about, and that's what Love Bravery is all about."
Credit: Jay GilbertFounding KISS guitarist Ace Frehley has unleashed an official video for his rendition of the 1970 Free tune "Fire and Water," which appears on his recently released solo album Origins, Vol. 1. The track and video reunite Frehley with his former KISS band mate Paul Stanley.
The clip marks the first time that the two Rock and Roll Hall of Famers have performed together since KISS' 2002 appearance at the Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City. The video begins with a scene showing Stanley approaching Frehley in an alleyway. After greeting each other with a handshake and a hug, Paul asks Ace how he's doing, to which the guitar legend answers, "I'm great." Stanley then asks, "So how long has it been?" and Frehley responds, "Too many years." Paul proceeds to ask, "Think we got it?" and Ace declares, "We still got it."
The scene then shifts to a soundstage, where Stanley, Frehley and Ace's backing band are shown rocking out to "Fire and Water." While Frehley wails away during the song's extended solo, one of his guitar pickups begins to glow and smoke pours out from it.
Origins, Vol. 1 is a 12-track album that features Frehley's interpretations of songs by various artists that influenced and inspired him, including Cream, The Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix, Thin Lizzy, The Kinks, Steppenwolf, Free and, yes, KISS. In addition to Stanley, a number of other famous rockers lent their talents to the record, including Slash, Lita Ford and Pearl Jam's Mike McCready.
The album was released on April 15, and debuted at #23 on the Billboard 200 chart and at #4 on the Top Rock Albums tally.
Led Zeppelin in 1973 (Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)Attorneys representing late rocker Randy California are offering to settle a potentially lucrative copyright-infringement lawsuit brought against Led Zeppelin over the band's classic song "Stairway to Heaven" for just one dollar -- but there's a catch.
According to Bloomberg News, the lawyers are asking for Robert Plant and Jimmy Page to give California a writing credit on the tune, in exchange for foregoing a court trial that currently is scheduled to start on May 10 in Los Angeles.
The songwriting credit would result in California's estate being entitled to a share of future earnings that "Stairway to Heaven" brings in, and also may mean that the estate could be in line for a percentage of back royalties.
"It's always been about credit where credit is due," said attorney Francis Alexander Malofiy at a pre-trial hearing held Monday in L.A. The lawsuit, which Malofiy filed on behalf of the administrator of California's trust, claims that the opening riff of "Stairway to Heaven" was based on a guitar part from "Taurus," a song by Randy's old band Spirit.
Lawyers for Led Zeppelin contend that the band members should not be liable for copyright infringement because the riffs of "Stairway to Heaven" and "Taurus" both feature a musical structure that has commonly appeared in songs for centuries.
Mary McCartney/MPL CommunicationsPaul McCartney can now cross Grand Rapids, Michigan, off the list of places he's never played before. The former Beatle has just announced his first-ever show in the city, taking place on August 15 at Van Andel Arena.
Tickets for the concert will go on sale to the public beginning Monday, May 2, at 10 a.m. ET at the Van Andel Arena and DeVos Place box offices, as well as via Ticketmaster outlets, Ticketmaster.com or by calling 1-800-745-30001-800-745-3000 FREE. Ticketmaster.com will offer a pre-sale starting Thursday, April 28, at 8 a.m. ET; tickets can be accessed by using the password 1ON1WITHPAUL. American Express card members also will be able to purchase pre-sale tickets, beginning Thursday at 10 a.m. ET.
The Grand Rapids show is the third gig McCartney has announced in the past week, along with a July 17 gig at Boston's famous Fenway Park and a second date at Cleveland's Quicken Loans Center on August 18, one day after his previously scheduled Cleveland performance.
The North American leg of McCartney's One on One tour kicked off on April 13 in Fresno, California. His next show will be held this Saturday, April 30, in Little Rock, Arkansas.
StarVista LIVEIn the wake of the inaugural edition of the 1960s-themed Flower Power Cruise, which took place in late February and early March, comes word the initial lineup of a 2017 installment of the music extravaganza has been announced. Among the artists who will take part are Eric Burdon and The Animals, The Yardbirds and The Monkees' Micky Dolenz.
The seagoing music fest will set sail from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, February 27 and visit Falmouth, Jamaica, and Nassau in The Bahamas before returning to port on March 4. Other confirmed acts on board include Vanilla Fudge, Spencer Davis, The Lovin' Spoonful, The Family Stone, Rare Earth, Three Dog Night, Chad & Jeremy and The Fifth Dimension, while more artists will be added to the lineup in the coming weeks.
This year's cruise will feature more than 20 live performances, as well as a variety of special events and activities, including panel discussions, trivia contests, wine-tasting sessions, karaoke, game shows and themed events, including a "Make Love Not War" vow renewal ceremony for married couples.
Credit: Danny O'ConnorTodd Rundgren kicks off a North American spring tour tonight in Napa, California, that will take him across the continent during the next month. In recent years, the eclectic singer/songwriter has presented his music live in a variety of ways, including performing with just a DJ and two dancers while supporting his electronica-influenced 2015 album Global, but Rundgren says that the new trek will feature him playing "more familiar material" and in a way that will be more recognizable to fans.
Rundgren tells ABC Radio that with the shows, which are dubbed "An Evening with Todd Rundgren," he gives his audience a chance "to take a breather, because I'm always doing something kind of unusual or I'm promoting a new record and they don't always get to hear the so-called greatest hits that they sometimes come to hear."
Todd also explains, "Sometimes I like to take the old material and rework it so that it fits in with whatever it is I'm doing, and so, I am technically playing the songs they want to hear but not necessarily the way they want to hear them. This is the way they want to hear them. If you have a tendency to complain after the shows, this is the one you want to come see."
Rundgren says another interesting aspect of this trek is that he plans to play a different set every night.
"We've got a master list of about 50 songs, and about an hour before the show I come up with a set list," he points out. "So, if people are following us around and watching several shows in a row they won't see the same show."
Rundgren will be accompanied on the tour by his longtime backing band, which includes bassist Kasim Sulton, drummer Prairie Prince, guitarist Jesse Gress and keyboardist John Ferenzik.
After his solo tour winds down at the end of May, Rundgren will once again hit the road as a member of Ringo Starr's All Starr Band, something he's been doing regularly since 2012. He tells ABC Radio that following the All Starr Band outing, which runs from June 3 to July 2, he probably won't be doing any more touring for the remainder of 2016.
Here are all of the dates for Rundgren's spring solo tour:
4/27 -- Napa, CA, Uptown Napa Theater 4/28 -- Monterey, CA, Golden State Theater 4/30 -- Vancouver, BC, Canada, Vancouver Playhouse 5/1 -- Snoqualmie, WA, Snoqualmie Casino-Ballroom 5/4 -- Pasadena, CA, The Rose 5/5 -- Agoura Hills, CA, The Canyon Club 5/7 -- Las Vegas, NV, The Foundry 5/8 -- Phoenix, AZ, Celebrity Theater 5/10 -- Austin, TX, 3TEN at ACL Live 5/12 -- St. Charles, IL, Arcada Theatre 5/13 -- Carmel, IN, The Center for Performing Arts 5/14 -- Saginaw, MI, Red Room at the Dow 5/16 -- Kent, OH, Kent Stage 5/17 -- Kent, OH, Kent Stage 5/19 -- North Tonawanda, NY, Riviera Theater 5/20 -- Greenwich, RI, Greenwich Odeum 5/21 -- Princeton, NJ, McCarter Theatre 5/23 -- Sellersville, PA, Sellersville Theatre 5/24 -- Brooklyn, NY, Brooklyn Bowl 5/26 -- Newton, NJ, Newton Theatre 5/27 -- Newark, NJ, NJPAC 5/29 -- Pawling, NY, Daryl's House Backyard 5/30 -- Pawling, NY, Daryl's House Backyard
InsideOut MusicOn his most recent tour, former Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett has been taking fans on a musical journey through his solo career, while also showcasing some classic tunes by his old band. Now, the virtuoso musician is set to release a multiple-disc collection titled The Total Experience Live in Liverpool that features audio and video from an October 2015 stop in Liverpool, U.K., during Hackett's "Acolyte to Wolflight with Genesis Revisited" tour.
The Total Experience Live in Liverpool, which hits stores on June 24, is a two-CD/two-DVD set featuring live renditions of 23 songs. The concert is comprised of two sets, the first dedicated to Hackett's solo work spanning from 1975's Voyage of the Acolyte through 2015's Wolflight, and the second boasting selections from Genesis' 1970s catalog, including "The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway," "The Musical Box" and "Firth of Fifth."
One of the DVDs contains extra content, including a behind-the-scenes look at the Liverpool show, a documentary focusing on Hackett's rehearsals for the tour, and promotional videos for three songs from Wolflight -- the title track, "Corycian Fire" and "Love Song to a Vampire."
Explaining why he chose to document his tour stop in Liverpool, Hackett explains, "This is an extraordinary city and the Philharmonic Hall is an extraordinary venue." He adds, jokingly, "Besides, it's not as if Liverpool is known for having any good music -- there's never been a good band from there. Ha!"
In addition to the four-disc version, The Total Experience Live in Liverpool will be available as a standalone Blu-ray and as a digital album.
Here is the full track list of the two-CD/two-DVD edition:
CD 1: "Corycian Fire Intro" "Spectral Mornings" "Out of the Body" "Wolflight" "Every Day" "Love Song to a Vampire" "The Wheel's Turning" "Loving Sea" "Jacuzzi" "Icarus Ascending" "Star of Sirius" "Ace of Wands" "A Tower Struck Down"
CD 2: "Shadow of the Hierophant" "Get 'Em Out by Friday" "Can-Utility and the Coastliners" "After the Ordeal" "The Cinema Show" "Aisle of Plenty" "The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway" "The Musical Box" "Clocks" "Firth of Fifth"
DVD 1: "Corycian Fire Intro" "Spectral Mornings" "Out of the Body" "Wolflight" "Every Day" "Love Song to a Vampire" "The Wheel's Turning" "Loving Sea" "Jacuzzi" "Icarus Ascending" "Star of Sirius" "Ace of Wands" "A Tower Struck Down" "Shadow of the Hierophant" "Get 'Em Out by Friday" "Can-Utility and the Coastliners" "After the Ordeal" "The Cinema Show" "Aisle of Plenty" "The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway" "The Musical Box" "Clocks" "Firth of Fifth"
DVD 2: Live in Liverpool -- Behind the Scenes Somewhere South of the River rehearsal documentary Videos: "Corycian Fire," "Wolflight," "Love Song to a Vampire"
Kevin Mazur/Getty ImagesWhat could be better for a Bruce Springsteen fan than getting the perfect selfie with the Boss? Just ask the expert, Eliza Sollers.
The slow-motion video of the 13-year-old caught on camera during the April 20 concert in Baltimore is going viral.
The video goes like this: Sollers has her phone ready, Springsteen gets closer, puts his arm around her neck to pose, she grabs his hand, she snaps the selfie and her reaction is priceless.
"I was hoping to get him out of the corner of the picture but he came up and gave me a hug from behind, which was amazing," Sollers said today during an appearance on ABC's Good Morning America.
Sollers, of Lutherville, Maryland, said she shook Springsteen's hand the first time he came around but then thought of a better idea thanks to a fellow Springsteen fan.
"A girl next to us got a selfie and I was like, 'Oh my God, I have to get a selfie with him if he comes around again,' which usually doesn't happen," Sollers explained. "But he came around again and I just kind of kneeled down and I was ready and I didn't even look back. I was just ready to get a selfie with him."
Sollers called the moment that Springsteen hugged her "amazing." The teenager said she inherited her love of the New Jersey rocker from her dad.
"Springsteen songs are basically his soundtrack to life so they're always playing in the car and around the house so they're pretty much engraved into my head," Sollers said. "Of course I like Bruce."
Sollers called "Thunder Road" her favorite Springsteen song.
John Shearer/Getty Images for Webster Public RelationsTedNugent shared his thoughts on everything from Caitlin Jenner to the current political climate with the Michigan website MLive.com this week. The outspoken rocker says he now splits his time between his native Michigan and Texas.
Explaining his move to the South, Nugent says, "Texas is not perfect but it's so much better than Michigan… I don't need a government official to authorize me to have a gun in my truck. That's just one of a huge list of abuses that Michigan citizens have to put up with -- and I won't put up with it." Nugent still loves spending the fall months in Michigan, though. "October and November is a sacred tradition," he declares. "The family gets together and we hunt non-stop."
On the subject of the 2016 presidential race, Nugent says, "I support [Donald] Trump and [Ted] Cruz, and I will support whomever the GOP nominee is. I can't support a communist or a felon, which would be Bernie [Sanders] and Hillary [Clinton]." As you may recall, the Gonzo Guitarist was investigated by the Secret Service four years ago after saying that he would be "dead or in jail by this time next year" if Obama was re-elected.
Finally, Nugent also weighed in on current LGBT issues. "Do I believe everybody should have equal rights? Of course I do. That includes gays, lesbians, transgenders and everybody else." That said, he adds, "I pray for the Bruce Jenners of the world. It must be a difficult and challenging decision in life to have X plumbing and claim Y gender."
Bruce Jenner of course recently transitioned to a woman and now goes by Caitlin.