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Credit: Tammy VegaFormer Cinderella frontman Tom Keifer recently released his second solo album, Rise, an eclectic collection of songs that finds the singer exploring hard-rock, roots-rock, gospel, blues and modern-rock sounds while musing on some of the challenges he's faced in recent years.

A noticeable aspect of Rise is that, after years of dealing with serious vocal issues, Keifer is singing with power and grit, while reaching notes reminiscent of Cinderella's heyday.

"I've had tons of vocal struggles, with paralysis and multiple surgeries and more hemorrhages than I can even count," he tells ABC Audio. "But…I've been very fortunate with touring with this band where it's been fairly healthy, and I've gotten stronger and stronger and stronger. So, some of that power is back now."

Keifer also notes that, like his first solo effort, 2013's The Way Life Goes, Rise offers a lot of sonic diversity.

"[E]very record I've been involved with has a journey in terms of dynamics, where there's ballads and there's heavy songs and there's things in between," he maintains. "This record certainly has all of that."

Keifer says he feels the main difference between Rise and The Way Life Goes is that the new album was recorded with his longtime backing group, whereas he used session musicians for the previous project.

"[W]e're a real band with a really great chemistry that's been on the road now for six years," Tom explains. "So everyone in the band really contributed."

You can get a taste of Rise by checking out four Keifer videos that have been posted on Cleopatra Records' YouTube channel: "The Death of Me," "Touching the Divine," the title track and "Waiting on the Demons."

Meanwhile, Keifer started lining up 2020 tour dates in support of Rise. Here they are:

2/18 -- Cincinnati, OH, Bogart's
2/19 -- Louisville, KY, Mercury Ballroom
2/21 -- Flint, MI, The Machine Shop
2/22 -- Sault Ste. Marie, MI, Kewadin Casinos

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Inside RecordingsJackson Browne's recent collaborative single with singer/songwriter Leslie Mendelson, "A Human Touch," will be released as a limited-edition red-vinyl disc as part of the 2019 Record Store Day Black Friday event, which takes place November 29.

The 12-inch disc is pressed on 180-gram vinyl, and features a custom etching on one side. It comes packaged in a gatefold sleeve, and includes a digital download card featuring an MP3 of "A Human Touch," and a link to the song's official video.

All proceeds from the "A Human Touch" vinyl disc will be donated to the (RED) charity, which supports the global fight against AIDS and HIV.

"A Human Touch," which Browne wrote with Mendelson and her regular collaborator Steve McEwan, is heard during the end credits of the recently released documentary 5B. The film 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.

Mendelson appears in a new video promoting the vinyl version of "A Human Touch" that's been posted on Record Store Day's official Facebook page.

Regarding the 5B documentary, she says, "It's really about the doctors and the nurses who took care of these patients when no one knew what the disease was. And it's a beautiful film and I recommend everyone to see it."

The disc will be available exclusively in independent record shops across the U.S. on November 29.

In other news, Browne has just two concerts on his 2019 schedule, both taking place at Oklahoma casinos during the last week of the year. Here they are:

12/29 -- Thackerville, OK, WinStar World Casino and Resort - Global Event Center
12/30 -- Tulsa, OK, The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

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Credit: FerialPatti Smith is among the artists who will perform at acclaimed indie-rock act The National's 2020 Homecoming festival. The two-day event takes place May 8-9 at Smale Park in The National's hometown of Cincinnati, Ohio.

Smith will be playing with her longtime backing band at the festival. For the full lineup and ticket info, visit NTLHomecoming.com.

Meanwhile, Patti also recently was confirmed to perform at the 2020 Big Ears Festival, which will be held March 26-29 at a variety of venues in Knoxville, Tennessee. Check out BigEarsFestival.org for complete details.

Smith and her band currently are wrapping up a brief series of South American concerts this week. Later this month, Patti will head to Italy for a series of "Words and Music" shows that run from a November 25-26 stand in Trieste through a December 5 appearance in Pavia.

Looking ahead to 2020, Smith and her band will visit Australia and New Zealand in April and Germany in June.

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Courtesy of Dio Cancer FundThe 2019 Bowl for Ronnie charity bowling tournament raised over $50,000 for the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund.

The annual event is held every year in honor of the late metal legend, who died of stomach cancer in 2010 at age 67.

Among the rockers who attended and bowled in this year's tournament, which was held earlier this month in Studio City, California, include Dave Grohl, Black Sabbath's Geezer Butler, former Guns N' Roses members Steven Adler and Gilby Clarke, and Ozzy Osbourne bassist Rob "Blasko" Nicholson.

The Dio Cancer Fund supports research and seeks to educate people about the early detection, prevention and treatment of prostate, colon and stomach cancer. Visit DioCancerFund.org for more information and to donate to the charity.

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ABC/Randy HolmesParis Jackson is here to prove her metal cred.

In a video for Vogue, the 21-year-old daughter of Michael Jackson reveals that she ditched her prom to see a Metallica concert instead.

"I never actually went to prom," Paris says. "I skipped it to go see Metallica."

Also in the video, Jackson says she went through an "insane" Mötley Crüe phase. "I'm still a heavy metal head," she adds.

Jackson should have plenty of chances to see both Metallica and Mötley Crüe live next year: the former is playing two unique sets at the 2020 Epicenter, Welcome to Rockville, Sonic Temple, Louder than Life and Aftershock festivals, while the latter announced just this week that they're destroying their infamous "cessation of touring agreement" and getting back together.

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Credit: Amy GranthamGraham Nash recently scheduled a series of U.S. solo concerts in March 2020.  Now the folk-rock legend has added several dates to the trek, extending it through an April 1 show in St. Louis.

A total of nine new concerts have been announced, including stops in Tarrytown, New York, Nashville and Cincinnati. In addition, Nash has added a second show in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida on March 22, four days after his previously announced gig in the city will take place.

Graham will play tunes from throughout his long career at the solo concerts, including material from Crosby, Stills & Nash, The Hollies and his solo albums. He'll be accompanied by two longtime members of CSN's touring band -- guitarist Shane Fontayne and keyboardist Todd Caldwell.

Here are all of Nash's confirmed 2020 tour dates:

3/4 -- York, PA, Strand Theatre
3/5 -- Tarrytown, NY, The Music Hall
3/7 -- Ithaca, NY, State Theatre
3/8 -- Buffalo, NY, Asbury Hall
3/10 -- Alexandria, VA, Birchmere
3/12 -- Newton, NJ, The Newton Theatre
3/13 -- Glenside, PA, Keswick Theatre
3/14 -- Rocky Mount, VA, Harvester Performance Center
3/17 -- Atlanta, GA, Variety Playhouse
3/18 -- Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, Ponte Vedra Concert Hall
3/19 -- Clearwater, FL, Ruth Eckerd Hall Capitol Theatre
3/21 -- Coral Springs, FL, Coral Springs Center for the Arts
3/22 -- Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, Ponte Vedra Concert Hall
3/25 -- Huntsville, AL, Mars Music Hall
3/28 -- Nashville, TN, CMA Theater
3/29 -- Asheville, NC, Diana Wortham Theatre
3/31 -- Cincinnati, OH, Memorial Hall
4/1 -- St. Louis, MO, The Pageant

* = newly added show.

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Credit: Amanda TaraskaFormer Talking Heads frontman David Byrne appears on a new episode of the Dan Rather-hosted AXS TV series The Big Interview that premieres tonight at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.

The 67-year-old Rock & Roll Hall of Famer, who is currently enjoying success with his Broadway show American Utopia, chats with Rather about his various artistic endeavors and his wide-ranging music career.

In a sneak peek of the episode, Byrne recalls that he first became interested in music around age 12, when he heard pop and rock 'n' roll songs on the radio.

"[T]his would be late '60s, I guess, on a little transistor radio," David notes. "That opened up a new world, and I thought, 'What's this? What's out there?'"

Byrne says that before then, he only was familiar with what his parents listened to, "Mozart, Scottish music, traditional music and probably some Broadway show tunes," none of which he was too taken with.

Asked if there was any specific music he remembers being drawn to and inspired by when he was young, Byrne singles out The Byrds' hit version of Bob Dylan's "Mr. Tambourine Man."

David explains, "[I]t was the combination of what they sounded like, which was [a] very…unusual kind of timbre, texture…And then Bob Dylan's words, which to me at that point were completely surreal. And I thought, 'What in the world is this?' And of course, I thought, '"I want to be part of this.'"

Also in the preview, Byrne recalls how he was motivated to keep doing his own music when a few people "seemed to like" the songs of an early band he was in.

"I thought, 'That's it,'" he remembers. "If you got 10 people that like it, that means there's another 10 somewhere.'"

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The Recording AcademyThe nominees for the 62nd Grammy Awards were announced today and among the nominees are a handful of classic-rock artists, including Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi, David Crosby and Elvis Costello.

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

Crosby's documentary Remember My Name is in the running for the Best Music Film prize.

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

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

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

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

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

Grammy winners will be revealed on Sunday, January 26, live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles on CBS. Many of the awards also will be handed out earlier that day during the Premiere Ceremony, which takes place at the Microsoft Theater in L.A. For the full list of nominees, go to Grammy.com.

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The Recording AcademyNew artists are dominating the Grammys this year. First-time nominees Lizzo, Billie Eilish and Lil Nas X lead the list of nominations, which were announced Wednesday morning.

Lizzo is the top nominee, with eight, including the trifecta of Record of the Year, Album of the Year and Song of the Year. Billie Eilish -- also nominated in the big three categories -- and Lil Nas X have six nominations each. All three are up for Best New Artist.

Other nominees in major categories include Ariana Grande, Taylor Swift, Lana Del Rey, H.E.R., Bon Iver and more.

Grammy winners will be revealed on Sunday, January 26, live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles on CBS. For the full list of nominees, go to Grammy.com.

Here are the nominees in some of the top categories:

Record of the Year
"Hey, Ma" — Bon Iver
"Bad Guy" — Billie Eilish
"7 Rings" — Ariana Grande
"Hard Place" — H.E.R.
"Talk" — Khalid
"Old Town Road" — Lil Nas X Featuring Billy Ray Cyrus
"Truth Hurts" — Lizzo  
"Sunflower" — Post Malone & Swae Lee
 
Album of the Year
i,i — Bon Iver
Norman F***ing Rockwell! — Lana Del Rey
When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? — Billie Eilish
thank u, next — Ariana Grande
I Used To Know Her — H.E.R.
7 — Lil Nas X
Cuz I Love You (Deluxe) — Lizzo
Father Of The Bride — Vampire Weekend
 
Song of the Year
"Always Remember Us This Way" — Lady Gaga
"Bad Guy" — Billie Eilish
"Bring My Flowers Now" — Tanya Tucker
"Hard Place" — (H.E.R.
"Lover" — Taylor Swift
"Norman F***ing Rockwell" — Lana Del Rey
"Someone You Loved" — Lewis Capaldi
"Truth Hurts" — Lizzo
 
Best New Artist
Black Pumas
Billie Eilish
Lil Nas X
Lizzo
Maggie Rogers
Rosalía
Tank And The Bangas
Yola
 
Best Pop Solo Performance
"Spirit" — Beyoncé    
"Bad Guy" — Billie Eilish
"7 Rings" — Ariana Grande
"Truth Hurts" — Lizzo
"You Need To Calm Down" — Taylor Swift
 
Best Pop Vocal Album
The Lion King: The Gift — Beyoncé
When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? — Billie Eilish
thank u, next — Ariana Grande
No. 6 Collaborations Project — Ed Sheeran
Lover  — Taylor Swift

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
"Boyfriend" -- Ariana Grande & Social House
"Sucker" -- Jonas Brothers
"Old Town Road" -- Lil Nas X feat. Billy Ray Cyrus
"Sunflower" -- Post Malone & Swae Lee
"Senorita" -- Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello

Best Rock Album
Amo — Bring Me The Horizon
Social Cues — Cage The Elephant
In The End — The Cranberries
Trauma — I Prevail
Feral Roots — Rival Sons
 
Best R&B Performance
"Love Again" — Daniel Caesar & Brandy
"Could've Been" — H.E.R. Featuring Bryson Tiller
"Exactly How I Feel" — Lizzo Featuring Gucci Mane
"Roll Some Mo"  — Lucky Daye
"Come Home" — Anderson .Paak Featuring André 3000
 
Best Rap Album
Revenge Of The Dreamers III — Dreamville
Championships — Meek Mill
I Am > I Was — 21 Savage
Igor — Tyler, The Creator
The Lost Boy — YBN Cordae
 
Best Country Song
"Bring My Flowers Now" — Tanya Tucker
"Girl Goin' Nowhere" —Ashley McBryde
"It All Comes Out In The Wash" — Miranda Lambert
"Some Of It" — Eric Church
"Speechless" —Dan Shay

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MJ Kim/MPL Communications Ltd.Mamma mia! Hot on the heels of the announcement that Paul McCartney will be headlining the U.K.'s famous Glastonbury festival this summer comes news that prior to that big gig, the ex-Beatles legend will be visiting Italy for a pair of concerts.

The newly announced shows, which are part of Macca's ongoing Freshen Up tour, will take place June 10 at Piazza del Plebiscito in Naples, and June 13 at Mura Storiche in Lucca.

McCartney hasn't played a concert in Italy since a June 2013 show in Verona. The last time he performed in Naples was 1991, and the Lucca show will mark his first concert ever in that city.

Tickets for the concerts will go on sale to the general public this Monday, November 25, at 10 a.m. local time, while pre-sale tickets will be available started Friday, November 22, at 10 a.m. local time. Visit PaulMcCartney.com for more details.

As previously reported, Sir Paul will give a headlining performance on Glastonbury's Pyramid Stage on Saturday, June 27, which will be nine days after his 78th birthday.

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Courtesy of AirBnBThis past week, KISS was forced to cancel its entire Australian tour because frontman Paul Stanley has a throat infection.  But the rest of the band still decided to head Down Under to play a special show on a boat for a small group of fans…and some great white sharks, too.

The unique event, which took place Monday, November 18, off the coast of Port Lincoln, Australia, featured KISS' Gene Simmons, Tommy Thayer and Eric Singer playing a short set on the deck of boat with just eight fans in attendance, according to 7News. The show featured five songs: "Calling Dr. Love," "Deuce," "I Love It Loud," "Black Diamond" and "Rock and Roll All Nite."

Audio of the concert was blasted into the surrounding waters, where the low frequencies of the rocking music attracted some sharks. The concert attendees were in a glass-bottom boat that allowed them to watch the sharks gather.

After the show, Simmons told 7News that the experience was "incredible." He added, "It's the thrill of a lifetime…You’re on a boat, on seven-inch platform heels, trying to sing your heart out and pumping it good into the water."

As previously reported, the event was organized in partnership with Airbnb Experiences. Proceeds raised are going to benefit the Australian Marine Conservation Society, which is the country's only national charity devoted specifically to protecting ocean wildlife.

KISS had been scheduled to kick off its Australian tour leg -- part of its The End of the Road farewell trek -- on November 16 in Perth. The band's next show will take place on December 8 in Sendai, Japan. Visit KISSOnline.com to check out the group's full itinerary.

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Danny Wimmer PresentsLast month, Metallica was confirmed as the headliner for two days of the three-day 2020 Epicenter festival, taking place May 1-3 in Concord, North Carolina, and now the event's full lineup has been revealed. Among the other well-known artists who'll be rocking the Charlotte Motor Speedway are Lynyrd Skynyrd and David Lee Roth.

The Van Halen frontman will perform on Friday, May 1, while the Southern rock legends will play the following day. Metallica will perform two unique headlining sets, on May 1 and May 3.

The Epicenter bill also features Godsmack, Disturbed, Papa Roach, Deftones, Staind, Anthrax, The Darkness, Cypress Hill, Chevelle, Rancid, Alter Bridge, HellYeah and Dropkick Murphys, among many others.

For the full lineup and ticket info, visit EpicenterFestival.com.

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Jeff Spicer/Getty ImagesOn Tuesday, The Who became the first inductees into The Music Walk of Fame, a brand-new London attraction located in the city's Camden Town district, which is renowned for its musical history.

Who singer Roger Daltrey and guitarist Pete Townshend were on hand to unveil the Walk of Fame's first stone plaque.

"Camden's roots with the music business go way back...[it's got a] really good history of supporting the music business," Daltrey said. "So may it long reign, may this avenue of stars grow and grow and grow, because we have...got the best music industry in the world."

The unveiling event was a celebration of global and local music, as the Camden district has been famous since the 1960s for incubating talent and then bringing it to the world stage.

"No one area in the world has the history that Camden does, by starting and nurturing so many scenes, being the rite of passage to so many artists," said Walk of Fame founder Lee Bennett.

Bennett, a British music promoter, lived in California for several years, where he was inspired to create an equivalent of the Hollywood Walk of Fame in London.

"It's not exactly Hollywood weather, but I'll take what we can get," he said jokingly on Tuesday at the ceremony.

The plan is to unveil up to 20 stones per year. According to the new Walk of Fame's website, international legends and influential contemporary artists will be considered for the honor.

Honorees will be selected by an international jury of musicians and those who work in the music industry. An artist of the year award will be chosen by a public vote.

The attraction is planning to launch a Music Walk of Fame app soon that will feature content about Camden's history.

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ABC/Randy HolmesOzzy Osbourne is going "Straight to Hell," and you're invited.

The Prince of Darkness has updated his website with a photo of a postcard promising that something will be happening the morning of Friday, November 22 at midnight.

"You'll be going...straight to hell," the card reads.

As for what exactly Ozzy's teasing, it seems that a new song possibly called "Straight to Hell" might arrive on Friday. If that is indeed the case, it'll follow the previously released track "Under the Graveyard," which dropped earlier this month.

Ozzy plans to drop a new album called Ordinary Man, the follow-up to 2010's Scream, in early 2020.

Meanwhile, you can catch Osbourne perform on the 2019 American Music Awards this Sunday, November 24 on ABC. He'll join Post Malone and Travis Scott to play their collaborative song, "Take What You Want."

The performance will mark Ozzy's return to the stage after undergoing surgery earlier this year to repair injuries he suffered in a fall in his home, forcing him to postpone all his tour dates to 2020.

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ABC/Paula LoboSting is part of an all-star lineup of performers that will take part the first Global Citizen Prize Award ceremony, which will be held at the Royal Albert Hall in London on December 13.

The event celebrates activists who are working to end extreme poverty. Awards will be presented in five categories: World Leader, Artist, Business Leader, the Cisco Youth Leadership Award and the Global Citizen of the Year.

Pop/R&B star John Legend will host the ceremony and will perform too. The lineup also includes and Coldplay's Chris Martin and R&B artists Jennifer Hudson, H.E.R. and Raphael Saadiq, as well as British rapper Stormzy.

The event will be recorded, and will air in the U.S. on December 20 at 8 p.m. ET on NBC, and on December 22 at 10 p.m. ET on MSNBC.

The Global Citizen organization is devoted to fulfilling the United Nations Global Goals to end extreme poverty by 2030.

"We're thrilled to have this incredible lineup of artists joining us to recognize these exceptional leaders in the fight towards ending extreme poverty," says Global Citizen CEO Hugh Evans.

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Courtesy of Bruce SpringsteenBruce Springsteen may have been born in the U.S.A., but the legendary rocker has been thrilling audiences across the globe for decades. Now The Boss has released a new archival live compilation called The Live Series: Songs from Around the World that features 15 performances spanning from 1981 to 2016 from concerts he played in a variety of countries.

The album, which is available now as a digital download and via streaming services, features songs that were chosen for their resonance and for their ability to connect people regardless of where they may be from.

The collection kicks off with a cover of John Fogerty's "Rockin' All Over the World" from a 2012 show in Helsinki, Finland, and includes renditions of a number of lesser-known Springsteen gems, such "Murder Incorporated," "New York City Serenade" and "Incident on 57th Street." The album ends with a version of "Born in the U.S.A." that was played in Milan, Italy, in 2016.

Other performances on Songs from Around the World were recorded at shows in Australia, the United Kingdom, South Africa, Sweden and New Zealand.

Here's the full track list of The Live Series: Songs from Around the World:

"Rockin' All Over the World" -- Helsinki, Finland, Olympiastadion, 7/31/2012
"Radio Nowhere" -- Hunter Valley, Australia, Hope Estate Winery, 2/23/2014
"New York City Serenade" -- Brisbane, Australia, Brisbane Entertainment Centre, 2/26/2014
"Johnny Bye Bye" -- London, U.K., Wembley Stadium, 6/5/1981
"High Hopes" -- Cape Town, South Africa, Bellville Velodrome, 1/26/2014
"Spare Parts" -- Stockholm, Sweden, Stockholm Stadium, 7/3/1988
"Lonesome Day" -- Helsinki, Finland, Olympiastadion, 6/16/2003
"Crush on You" -- Coventry, U.K., Ricoh Arena, 6/3/2016
"Something in the Night" -- Milan, Italy, Stadio San Siro, 7/5/2016
"Murder Incorporated" -- Belfast, U.K., King's Hall, 3/19/1996
"Incident on 57th Street" -- Rome, Italy, Ippodromo delle Capannelle, 7/11/2013
"Loose Ends" -- Auckland, New Zealand, Mount Smart Stadium, 3/1/2014
"Johnny 99" -- London, U.K., Wembley Stadium, 6/5/2016
"Thundercrack" -- Leeds, U.K., First Direct Arena, 7/24/2013
"Born in the U.S.A." -- Milan, Italy, Stadio San Siro, 7/3/2016

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Doobie Brothers fans, rejoice!  Michael McDonald is rejoining the band for a 50th anniversary tour.

For the first time in nearly 25 years, McDonald will join The Doobie Brothers -- led by longtime core members Tom Johnston, Pat Simmons and John McFee -- for the milestone trek.  The band broke the news at the end of its show Monday night at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium, which featured performances of the classic Doobies albums Toulouse Street and The Captain and Me in full. 

Nashville native McDonald came onstage during the encore to perform "Takin' It to the Streets," and that's when Simmons made the announcement.

The tour kicks off June 9 in West Palm Beach, Florida, and currently is set to wrap up October 10 in the Houston suburb of The Woodlands, Texas.  A hometown show in Mountain View, California, on September 12 is part of the itinerary.  Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, December 6, at 10 a.m. local time via LiveNation.com.  Premium packages will also be available via LaneOne.

In a statement, Johnston said, "We're truly excited about our 50th Anniversary Tour, as it's a celebration of the band's entire history. We'll be performing songs from our full catalog, as well as new music."

2020 may be a really big year for The Doobie Brothers: They've been nominated for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and will find out next month if they're going to be inducted.

Here are all of The Doobie Brothers' confirmed 50th anniversary tour dates:

6/9 -- West Palm Beach, FL, Coral Sky Amphitheatre
6/10 -- Tampa, FL, MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
6/14 -- Alpharetta, GA, Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
6/17 -- Nashville, TN, Bridgestone Arena
6/19 -- Charlotte, NC, PNC Music Pavilion
6/20 -- Raleigh, NC, Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek
6/23 -- Virginia Beach, VA, Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach
6/24 -- Bristow, VA, Jiffy Lube Live
6/26 -- Allentown, PA, PPL Center
6/27 -- Camden, NJ, BB&T Pavilion
6/29 -- Holmdel, NJ, PNC Bank Arts Center
6/30 -- Wantagh, NY, Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
7/2 -- Uncasville, CT, Mohegan Sun Arena
7/3 -- Mansfield, MA, Xfinity Center
7/19 -- Toronto, ON, Canada, Budweiser Stage
7/22 -- Cuyahoga Falls, OH, Blossom Music Center
7/26 -- Saratoga Springs, NY, Saratoga Performing Arts Center
7/30 -- Noblesville, IN, Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
8/2 -- Clarkston, MI, DTE Energy Music Theatre
8/4 -- Cincinnati, OH, Riverbend Music Center
8/8 -- Tinley Park, IL, Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre - Chicago
8/14 -- Maryland Heights, MO, Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre – St. Louis
8/30 -- Denver, CO, Pepsi Center
9/2 -- West Valley City, UT, USANA Amphitheatre
9/5 -- Auburn, WA, White River Amphitheatre
9/12 -- Mountain View, CA, Shoreline Amphitheatre
9/18 -- Inglewood, CA, The Forum
10/3 -- Phoenix, AZ, Ak-Chin Pavilion
10/9 -- Irving, TX, Toyota Music Factory
10/10 -- The Woodlands, TX, The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

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Clare Hobbs Photography/Gardiner HoulgateA jaw-dropping list of rock legends, including Paul McCartney, Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page and Pete Townshend, have signed an electric guitar that will be auctioned next month to raise money to help veteran folk-rock guitarist Jerry Donahue, who suffered a debilitating stroke in 2016.

The instrument, a trademark Jerry Donahue model Telecaster, also has been autographed by Robert Plant, David Gilmour, Brian Wilson, Mark Knopfler, Jeff Beck, Jeff Lynne, John Paul Jones, Tony Iommi, Al Jardine, Steve Winwood, Al Stewart, Martin Barre and others.

The sale, hosted by the Gardiner Houlgate auction house, will be held December 11 in Wiltshire, U.K. The guitar is estimated to bring in between 10,000 and 20,000 pounds, or between about $12,800 and $25,700 USD.

Donahue, a U.S. native, played with British folk-rock bands Fairport Convention and Fotheringay during the 1970s, and later recorded and/or toured with such artists as Plant, Elton John, The Beach Boys, Gerry Rafferty, Gary Wright, Warren Zevon, Bonnie Raitt, Roy Orbison and The Yardbirds.

The BBC reports that the stroke left Donahue unable to use the right side of his body. He also has difficulty speaking and with his mobility. The funds raised by the auction will be used to help with the guitarist's rehabilitation.

Longtime Fairport Convention bassist Dave Pegg, who's helping to lead the fundraising drive for Donahue, tells the BBC that so many stars have signed the guitar out of "respect for Jerry."

Pegg notes, "They recognize he's one of the greatest guitarists in the world with a unique style."

If you don't plan to bid on the guitar, you can still help Donahue by donating to a Sweet Relief Fund set up in his name. Visit SweetRelief.org for more information.

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ABC/Jeff NeiraSting's star-studded 30th anniversary Rainforest Fund benefit concert will have even more star power.  According to Page Six, Blondie frontwoman Debbie Harry has joined the gala's lineup.

As previously reported, the event, which takes place December 9 at the Beacon Theatre in New York City, already had been confirmed to feature Bruce Springsteen, John Mellencamp, James Taylor, Bob Geldof, Shaggy, Ricky Martin, rising R&B singer/songwriter H.E.R., Pose star Mj Rodriguez and a rare reunion performance by Eurythmics.

The concert, which will be emceed by actor Robert Downey Jr., is dubbed "We'll Be Together," after the 1987 Sting song of the same name, and will celebrate the music and videos of the 1980s and '90s.

Sting's wife, Trudy Styler, serves as producer of the event. The Rainforest Fund is committed to protecting the world's rainforests.

In other news, Debbie Harry will take part in another New York City benefit show being held December 14 at The Bowery Ballroom that will salute the 40th anniversary of The Clash's classic album, London Calling. The show's bill also features Living Colour's Vernon Reid and Corey Glover, Portlandia and ex-Saturday Night Live star Fred Armisen, Jesse Malin, longtime Counting Crows member Dave Immergluck, and many others.

The concert, dubbed "Gates of the West," will raise money for the Joe Strummer Foundation, which helps aspiring musicians in financial need, and Music & Memory, a nonprofit that provides music therapy to elderly people with memory-loss issues.

Meanwhile, Harry continues to promote her recently published memoir, Face It. She'll appear at two upcoming in-conversation events -- this Wednesday, November 20 at the Chapman Conference Center in Miami, and December 4 at Sixth & I in Washington, D.C. Blondie guitarist Chris Stein also will take part in the D.C. event. Visit DebbieHarry.com for details.

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Greg Doherty/Getty ImagesOriginal Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward has premiered a new song by his Bill Ward Band solo project  on his official website and YouTube channel.

Titled "Once This Was a Road," the melancholy tune features Ward and at least one other member of the group trading lead vocals, with simple accompaniment by a strummed acoustic guitar.

"Once This Was a Road" follows the release last month of a new Bill Ward Band song called "Arrows," which was put out to mark the second anniversary of the mass shooting at the Route 91 Harvest festival in Las Vegas that killed 58 people.

Later in October, Ward released a couple of other new songs with his side group, Day of Errors -- "Dark" and "Ghost Train." Day of Errors is a heavy-metal outfit that also features Kill Devil Hill singer Jason "Dewey" Bragg and guitarist/singer Joe Amodea.

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