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Credit: Anna WebberBillboard.com is hosting the premiere of "Judy," a new track from Stephen Stills and Judy Collins' upcoming collaborative album, Everybody Knows, due out September 22.

Stills wrote "Judy" as a tribute to Collins while he was working on her 1968 album, Who Knows Where the Time Goes?, and he made a solo demo of the tune around that time that was released on his 2007 archival compilation, Just Roll Tape.

Everybody Knows celebrates the 50th anniversary of the start of the singers' long friendship and their brief love affair, which also inspired Stephen to write his classic Crosby, Stills & Nash song "Suite: Judy Blue Eyes."

Asked how she feels about Stills having written songs about their relationship, Collins tells Billboard, "Oh, it's just delicious. We always were friends. We didn't ever hate each other. We had a kind of, I would say, dramatic love affair, lots of positive and then a lot of upset because it wasn't working out. And then, of course 'Suite: Judy Blue Eyes' came along and, I mean, how can you resist when you hear that song all over the country?!"

The album features new versions of songs tied into the singers' shared history, such as "Judy," along with some cover tunes chosen by Stills and Collins, and one brand-new tune by Judy.

"It's got the markings of something that was bound to happen," says Collins of the album, "and by some miracle both of us are still on the planet and feeling very healthy and positive."

The duo launched a lengthy U.S. tour in support of Everybody Knows last month that winds down November 5 in Santa Rosa, California. Collins tells Billboard that if her and Stills' schedules allow, she'd like to extend the trek.

Here are all of their upcoming tour dates:

8/16 -- Red Bank, NJ, Count Basie Theatre
8/17 -- New Haven, CT, College Street Music Hall
8/18 -- Greensburg, PA, The Palace Theatre
8/20 -- Lowell, MA, Boarding House Park
8/21 -- Great Barrington, MA, Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center
8/23 -- Morristown, NJ, Mayo Performing Arts Center
8/25 -- Glenside, PA, Keswick Theatre
8/26 -- Westbury, NY, NYCB Theatre at Westbury
8/28 -- Vestal, NY, Anderson Center for the Performing Arts
9/1 -- Beverly Hills, CA, Saban Theatre
9/3 -- Indio, CA, Fantasy Springs Resort & Casino
9/6 -- San Diego, CA, Humphreys Concerts by the Sea
9/8 -- Jacksonville, OR, Britt Pavilion
9/9 -- Stateline, NV, MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa
9/27 -- Wilkes-Barre, PA, F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts
9/28 -- Lebanon, NH, Lebanon Opera House
9/30 -- Torrington, CT, Warner Theater
10/1 -- Newport News, VA, Ferguson Center for the Performing Arts
10/2 -- Huntington, WV, Keith Albee Performing Arts Center
10/4 -- Morgantown, WV, West Virginia University
10/5 -- Charlottesville, VA, Sprint Pavilion
10/7 -- Cranston, RI, Rhode Island Center for the Arts at Park Theatre
10/8 -- Albany, NY, Hart Theatre - Egg Center for the Performing Arts
10/11 -- Lancaster, PA, American Music Theatre
10/12 -- Tarrytown, NY, Tarrytown Music Hall
10/13 -- Englewood, NJ, Bergen Performing Arts Center
10/15 -- Youngstown, OH, Edward W. Powers Auditorium
10/17 -- Godfrey, IL, Olin Theater
10/21 -- Las Vegas, NV, Smith Center for the Performing Arts
10/22 -- Tucson, AZ, Fox Theater
10/25 -- San Juan Capistrano, CA, The Coach House
10/26 -- San Juan Capistrano, CA, The Coach House
10/28 -- Santa Barbara, CA, Arlington Theatre
10/29 -- Turlock, CA, Community Theatre
11/1 -- Chico, CA, California State University - Chico
11/2 -- Visalia, CA, Fox Theatre
11/4 -- Brooks, CA, Cache Creek Casino Resort
11/5 -- Santa Rosa, CA, Luther Burbank Center for the Arts

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ABC/Randy HolmesU2's long-awaited album, Songs of Experience, apparently will arrive just in time for the holidays, if The Irish Sun is to be believed. According to the newspaper, the album will be released on December 1 to coincide with World AIDS Day and in conjunction with the Project Red campaign Bono founded to raise money to support the fight against the disease.

The Irish Sun also reports Songs of Experience's first single will be "You're the Best Thing About Me," which will be released to radio stations on September 8.

Irish radio disc jockey Dave Fanning, who was treated to a preview of the upcoming album earlier this year at Bono's house, described "You're the Best Thing About Me" as "a great tune and much lighter than anything on [U2's last album] Songs of Innocence. It's the perfect single."

U2 has been performing another Songs of Experience tune "The Little Things That Give You Away" during its ongoing tour celebrating The Joshua Tree's 30th anniversary. The band kicks off a second North American leg of the trek September 3 in Detroit.

Discussing the difference between Songs of Experience and 2014's Songs of Innocence, Fanning said the new tunes he heard "were more personal from Bono, singing about later on after he left [his childhood home on Cedarwood Road in Dublin]. Reflecting back on his life."

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Credit: Ed MilesAre you in the mood for a new melody from Robert Plant? Then head over to the Led Zeppelin singer's official website and Facebook page, where he's posted an unidentified instrumental clip that could be a tease for the new album he's been working on with his current band, The Sensational Space Shifters, over the last couple of years.

The audio segment is a slow-tempo track featuring some atmospheric synthesized strings, electronic sounds and heavy bass drum. While the clip plays, the phrase "A WAY WITH WORDS…" appears on the screen. Plant posted the same phrase on his website, minus the musical clip, a few weeks ago, and in May he posted a different note that read "ANY TIME NOW…"

Plant first announced he was recording a new album with The Sensational Space Shifters in January 2016. His previous studio effort with the group, Lullaby and…The Ceaseless Roar, was released in 2014.

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ABC/Randy HolmesMetallica's summer North American stadium tour will wrap up tonight, August 16, in Edmonton, Canada, and the metal legends are inviting you to watch the festivities by streaming the show live online.

"This has been another memorable and special summer run for us seeing so many new faces along with lots of old friends as you welcomed us back for our first tour of North America in over eight years," says Metallica. "As we near the end, we want to share one more evening with all of you by streaming the final night of the WorldWired North American stadium tour live."

Metallica has been touring in support of its latest studio album, Hardwired...to Self-Destruct. Following the Edmonton show, the band will kick off a European tour in September that will stretch all the way into May 2018.

The live stream will begin at 10:45 p.m. ET at Webcast.LiveMetallica.com and the band's YouTube channel.

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ABC/Lou RoccoJon Bon Jovi no longer wants to use animals -- dead or alive -- to produce his clothing line, Hart N Dagger.

After People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, or PETA, informed Jon that cows that are used to make leather routinely have their throats slit while they are still conscious, Hart N Dagger has replaced all the animal skins used to create its clothing with what PETA calls "innovative and trendy vegan versions."

PETA says its sending the company a box of "delicious cow-shaped vegan chocolates" to thank it for its compassion.

"Animals are no longer livin' on a prayer, thanks to Jon Bon Jovi," said PETA's executive vice president in a statement. "Every day, PETA hears from shoppers who are looking for vegan-friendly retailers, and Hart N Dagger now fits the bill by agreeing to use only high-quality vegan leather on its denim. And compassionate consumers are applauding the move."

Jon and Bon Jovi's next major gig is playing the Rock in Rio festival in Brazil next month.

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Steve Morley/RedfernsToday, August 16, marks the 40th anniversary of the death of Elvis Presley, known the world over as the King of Rock 'n' Roll. Presley was just 42 years old when he passed away at his Graceland mansion in Memphis, Tennessee, from a heart attack. It's widely believed that prescription drug abuse was a factor in the singer's death.

Presley, of course, was the first rock 'n' roll superstar, whose charisma, energetic music and good looks helped make him one of the most influential and recognizable cultural icons of the 20th century. His passion for and promotion of artists like Little Richard and Fats Domino helped open the door to the commercial acceptance of black rock 'n' roll artists by white audiences. Elvis' musical talents extended beyond rock to pop balladry, gospel and country.

Elvis remains the most successful individual music artist ever, with more than 211 million certified units sold worldwide. He's scored 10 chart-topping albums on the Billboard 200 and 18 #1 singles on the Hot 100. Various successful posthumous Presley albums, including compilations, rarities collections and more, continue to be released.

After Presley's death, Graceland became a huge tourist attraction. The property recently was expanded to include a huge entertainment complex with museums, eateries and a hotel.

In observance of the anniversary of Presley's passing, Graceland is hosting an expanded, nine-day edition of its Elvis Week celebration that kicked off Friday, August 11, and runs through Saturday, August 19. Today's scheduled events include the "ELVIS: Live in Concert 40th Anniversary Celebration," taking place at the FedExForum in downtown Memphis. The show will feature film footage of Elvis performing his classic songs with live accompaniment from a full symphony orchestra, plus a guest appearance by Presley's ex-wife, Priscilla.

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Courtesy of Gibson BrandsFounding Guns N' Roses member Slash is known for more than is trademark stovepipe hat -- he's also known for using Gibson guitars to play the blazing solos that power his band's classic songs. Now, the Gibson company has named the Rock & Roll Hall of Famer as its first Global Brand Ambassador.

In conjunction with his new role, Slash will help create new products for three of the instrument maker's brands -- Gibson Custom, Gibson and Epiphone -- while continuing his long collaborative relationship with company. Information about some of these products will be announced later this month.

"It's an honor to be Gibson's first Global Brand Ambassador," says Slash in a statement. "I've been working with Gibson since the early days of my professional career and playing Gibson guitars since before that. I'm proud of the creative relationship we've developed over the years."

Gibson Brands chairman and CEO Henry Juszkiewicz notes, "We are thrilled to recognize Slash as Gibson's first Global Brand Ambassador. Slash embodies the characteristics of creativity, passion and excellence that are so closely aligned with Gibson and we are very proud of the friendship and mutual success we have shared together for over 30 years."

Guns N' Roses' Not in This Lifetime tour continues tonight with a show in Buffalo, New York. The hugely successful trek is mapped out through a November 29 concert at The Forum in Inglewood, California.

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Credit: Steve KerosWhen Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea visited his alma mater at Fairfax Senior High School in 2000, he was shocked at the school's lack of musical instruments.

"I was so disheartened," Flea tells Rolling Stone. "I was like, 'Where's the orchestra? Where's the band?' And I was told they cut out all the funding for that stuff. They didn't have instruments for the teachers anymore. It really shocked me."

A year later, Flea co-founded the Silverlake Conservatory of Music in Los Angeles to provide music lessons and instruments for students. Since then, the bassist's passion for music education has only grown -- he says that cutting such programs from public schools is akin to "child abuse."

"It's just wrong," he says.

On September 9, Flea and the rest of the Chili Peppers will play the Silverlake Conservatory's annual benefit concert, which will be held at the school's larger, newly opened Los Angeles space.

"We play it almost every year," Flea says. "This year we're going to play acoustic and we're going to be joined by the children's choir from the school."

For more information, visit SilverlakeConservatory.org.

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Craft Recordings/Concord Bicycle MusicFor several years during the 1960s, John Fogerty, his brother Tom, Stu Cook and Doug Clifford played in a band called The Golliwogs, which they eventually renamed Creedence Clearwater Revival. Now, a new comprehensive collection of Golliwogs songs titled Fight Fire: The Complete Recordings 1964-1967 will be released on September 29.

The album features 23 tracks, including all of the A-sides and B-sides the group recorded, as well as a few rare tunes that weren't released until years later. Fight Fire will be issued on CD, as a two-LP vinyl set and digitally, and also will be available via streaming services.

The physical versions of the album will include rare photos and liner notes penned by the compilation's producer, Alec Palao.

John Fogerty, Cook and Clifford actually began playing together while in high school in a band called The Blue Velvets. After Tom Fogerty joined the group, they changed their name to The Visions. They were renamed The Golliwogs by Max Weiss, co-founder of the Fantasy Records label, after the group recorded its debut single.

The Golliwogs started out being heavily inspired by British Invasion groups, although they soon began to incorporate the psychedelic and American roots-music influences that would define the sound of Creedence Cleawater Revival.

Here's the full track list of the Fight Fire CD:

"Brown-Eyed Girl"
"Fight Fire"
"Don't Tell Me No Lies"
"Walking on the Water"
"You Can't Be True" (version one)
"Try Try Try"
"You Came Walking"
"Fragile Child"
"You Better Be Careful"
"Little Tina"
"I Only Met You Just an Hour Ago"
"You Better Get It Before It Gets You"
"Call It Pretending"
"Gonna Hang Around"
"Where You Been"
"You Got Nothin' on Me"
"She Was Mine"
"Tell Me"
"Porterville"
"Instrumental #1"
"You Can't Be True" (version two)
"Little Girl (Does Your Momma Know)"
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ABC/Randy HolmesMetallica will appear on the next installment of Carpool Karaoke: The Series, and Billboard.com has a sneak peek of the episode.

In the clip, host and comedian Billy Eichner tries to get the metal legends to laugh by playing a new version of the classic game "Never Have I Ever," called -- wait for it -- "Metal Have I Ever." While "Metal have I ever listened to Paula Cole to unwind" was mostly met with silence -- apparently no one in Metallica watched Dawson's Creek -- things get more animated when the band answers "Metal have I ever sent a d*** pic."

Also during the episode, Metallica and Eichner visit a grocery store to rock out with the deli counter staff.

Metallica's Carpool Karaoke episode premieres tonight at 9 p.m. ET on Apple Music.

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Credit: Amy GranthamHaving long used his voice to raise awareness about political, social and environmental causes, Graham Nash has been chosen to receive the Americana Music Association's 2017 Spirit of Americana: Free Speech in Music Award.

The British folk-rock legend will be presented with the honor at the organization's 16th Annual Honors & Awards event, taking place Wednesday, September 13, at the famous Ryman Auditorium in Nashville.

The ceremony is part of the 18th annual AmericanaFest: The Americana Music Festival and Conference, which runs from September 12 to September 17 and will feature performances at a variety of venues in Music City.

The Spirit of Americana: Free Speech in Music Award is presented in conjunction with the First Amendment Center at Nashville's Vanderbilt University. Nash's Crosby, Stills & Nash band mate Stephen Stills received the same honor in 2013. As previously reported, among the other artists who will be honored this year by the Americana Music Association is Van Morrison, who will receive Lifetime Achievement Award for Songwriting award.

Following the ceremony, Nash will launch a fall North American solo tour in support of his 2016 album, This Path Tonight. The trek kicks off September 17 in Knoxville, Tennessee, and is mapped out through an October 15 show in Milwaukee. Graham recently added a few dates to his itinerary -- September 22 in Mount Tabor, New Jersey; September 26 in Old Saybrook, Connecticut; and October 13 in New Buffalo, Michigan. Prior to the tour, Nash will perform at the Philadelphia Folk Festival in Schwenksville, Pennsylvania, on August 19.

Here are all of Graham forthcoming tour dates:

8/19 -- Schwenksville, PA, Philadelphia Folk Festival
9/17 -- Knoxville, TN, Bijou Theatre
9/19 -- Cleveland, OH, Music Box Supper Club
9/21 -- Stroudsburg, PA, Sherman Theater
9/22 -- Mount Tabor, NJ, The Tabernacle
9/23 -- West Long Branch, NJ, Center for the Arts
9/24 -- Bethel Woods, NY, Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
9/26 -- Old Saybrook, CT, The Kate
9/27 -- Rutland, VT, The Paramount Theatre
9/28 -- Keene, NH, The Colonial Theatre
9/30 -- Portsmouth, NH, The Music Hall
10/1 -- Buffalo, NY, Asbury Hall at Babeville
10/2 -- Ottawa, ON, Canada, Centrepointe Mainstage Theatre
10/4 -- Burlington, ON, Canada, Burlington Performing Arts Centre
10/5 -- Brampton, ON, Canada, Rose Theatre
10/6 -- North Bay, ON, Canada, Capitol Centre
10/10 -- Oakville, ON, Canada, Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts
10/11 -- Kingston, ON, Canada, Grand Theatre
10/13 -- New Buffalo, MI, Four Winds Casino
10/14 -- Madison, WI, Capitol Theater
10/15 -- Milwaukee, WI, Pabst Theater

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Cleopatra RecordsThe soundtrack to an upcoming sci-fi/horror flick called The Rift -- Dark Side of the Moon features two interesting covers of songs from the classic Pink Floyd album that inspired the film's name. The album includes a version of "Brain Damage" featuring The Doors' Robby Krieger and XTC's Colin Moulding and a rendition of "Us and Them" recorded by late Asia frontman John Wetton.

Among the other tracks on the record are songs by ex-Yes keyboardist Rick Wakeman, veteran prog-rockers Nektar and Hawkwind co-founder Nik Turner. A Flock of Seagulls' classic New Wave hit "I Ran" brings the album to a close.

The Rift -- Dark Side of the Moon tells the story of the search for NASA Space Shuttle astronaut who crash lands in Serbia, bringing back with him some kind of alien life form. The movie is scheduled to premiere in December, while the album will be released on Friday, September 1.

Here's the track list of The Rift -- Dark Side of the Moon soundtrack:

"Don't Keep on Me Waiting" -- Omega
"Us and Them" -- John Wetton
"Brain Damage" -- Colin Moulding & Robby Krieger
"Mask" -- The Anix
"1799" -- Echolust
"Paranormal" -- Nik Turner
"Serenade for the Dead" -- Leæther Strip
"Astronaut's Nightmare" -- Nektar
"C. abyssal" -- Le Seul Element
"Nebula" -- Brainticket
"Dynamics of Delerium" -- Rick Wakeman
"Into the Eyes of the Zombie King" -- Chrome
"Notre Dame (Mothership)" (Edit) -- Guru Freakout
"UFOlove" -- Guru Guru Groove Band
"I Ran (So Far Away)" -- A Flock of Seagulls

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Credit: Ricky RedmanThe Moody Blues recently wrapped up a North American tour celebrating the 50th anniversary of their classic album Days of Future Passed, and now singer/bassist John Lodge says he's getting ready to turn his focus to his solo career.

Lodge, whose latest solo album, 10,000 Light Years Ago, was released in 2015, tells ABC Radio he's planning to put out a live DVD documenting one of the 2016 U.K. concerts he played in support of the record this fall.

"The last concert I did in England was at Birmingham Town Hall. And Birmingham is where I came from, and I said to my agent, 'I want to finish the tour in Birmingham, just to say thank you because that's where I started,'" Lodge explains. "And I recorded that concert, filmed it, and we're just actually finalizing the release of that DVD."

In addition, the 72-year-old rocker says that when the DVD is released, "I'd like to come to America and perform 10,000 Light Years Ago to an audience."

Lodge's Birmingham concert took place on September 30, 2016, and was the last of a series of U.K. gigs he played that month. His only U.S. shows in support of 10,000 Light Years Ago were a trio of Florida events in February that led up to his performances in this year's edition of the Yes-headlined Cruise to the Edge fan cruise.

John tells ABC Radio that besides getting to play songs from his latest solo effort, the concerts give him the chance to perform Moody Blues tunes that he's "never played before" live.

10,000 Light Years Ago was Lodge's first solo album since 1977's Natural Avenue.

Meanwhile, John's Moody Blues band mate Justin Hayward will kick off a new U.K. solo tour on September 18.

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Credit: Patricia O'DriscollWith the late Gregg Allman's final studio album, Southern Blood, scheduled to be released September 8, a series of special events have been lined up coinciding with the arrival of the record.

The first installment of the Southern Blood: Celebrating Gregg Allman series will be held September 7 at the Grammy Museum's Clive Davis Theater in Los Angeles.

The event will feature Gregg's son Devon; Southern Blood producer Don Was; Scott Sharrard, guitarist and musical director of Allman's solo band; and Gregg's longtime manager Michael Lehman in an evening of conversation and musical performances.

Grammy Museum executive director Scott Goldman will emcee the event. Tickets will go on sale to the general public this Thursday, August 17, at noon local time.

During the same week in September, the mayor of Allman's hometown of Macon, Georgia, will issue a proclamation announcing that December 8, Gregg's birthday, will be celebrated every year in the city as "Gregg Allman Day."

On Saturday, September 9, Allman will be presented posthumously with the key to the city of Macon at The Allman Brothers Band Museum at The Big House, where the group and their families lived during the early 1970s. That evening at the museum, the second Southern Blood: Celebrating Gregg Allman interview-and-performance event will take place, with Devon Allman, Sharrard, Lehman and Gregg's good friend Chank Middleton taking part.

Then, on September 15, the third and final Southern Blood: Celebrating Gregg Allman event will take place at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum's Ford Theater in Nashville, as part of the 18th annual AmericanaFest: The Americana Music Festival & Conference. Devon Allman and Lehman will again participate in the tribute, along with Buddy Miller, Joan Osborne and other musicians.

For full details about Southern Blood, visit GreggAllman.com.

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Credit: Hristo ShindovA new hard-rock project called Sons of Apollo, featuring former members of Journey, Guns N' Roses and Dream Theater, will release their debut album, Psychotic Symphony, on October 20.

The band is made up of one-time Journey singer Jeff Scott Soto, ex-GN'R guitarist Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal, Mr. Big bassist Billy Sheehan and two Dream Theater alumni: founding drummer Mike Portnoy and former keyboardist Derek Sherinian.

Sons of Apollo are giving fans a preview of their upcoming album by posting one of the tracks, "Signs of the Time," on YouTube. The hard-driving track features ominous lyrics reflecting the troubles facing our world today, along with mind-bending guitar riffs from Bumblefoot, and Portnoy's thunderous drumming.

"This song has a little bit of everything that makes Sons of Apollo so special...great heavy riffs, amazing solos with individual instrumental virtuosity and a big, catchy chorus with more hooks than a tackle box!!" declares Portnoy in a statement. "I figured this would be a great 'first taste' to introduce the world to this amazing new supergroup."

Psychotic Symphony will be available as a single CD, a deluxe two-CD package featuring an extra disc of instrumental mixes, a two-LP set and a digital download.

Sons of Apollo came together after Portnoy and Sherinian teamed up with Sheehan and guitarist Tony MacAlpine under the moniker PSMS to tour in 2012 and 2013. Sherinian then suggested that he and Portnoy form a new original band, which led them to recruit Bumblefoot and Soto.

Portnoy, who also plays with Sheehan in the band The Winery Dogs, says that band currently is on hiatus, while Sons of Apollo is expected to be a full-time endeavor. The group is planning a world tour in 2018.

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Following the death of founding singer Glenn Frey in January 2016, The Eagles expressed doubt that they'd ever play again. However, after re-forming with Frey's son Deacon and country star Vince Gill filling in for Glenn for last month's Classic West and Classic East festivals, and the upcoming Classic Northwest event in September, the band apparently has decided to continue.

The Eagles have just announced their first official headlining dates with the new lineup.  Dubbed "An Evening with The Eagles," the shows are scheduled for October 17 in Greensboro, North Carolina; October 20 in Atlanta; October 24 in Louisville, Kentucky; and October 27 in Detroit.

Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning Saturday, August 19, at 10 a.m. ET via LiveNation.com. American Express card holders can purchase pre-sale tickets starting Tuesday, August 15, at 10 a.m. A limited number of VIP packages also will be available. Visit Eagles.com for more information.

The Eagles -- Don Henley, Joe Walsh and Timothy B. Schmit, along with Deacon Frey and Gill -- played alongside Steely Dan and The Doobie Brothers at The Classic West on July 15 in Los Angeles and The Classic East in New York City on July 29. The upcoming Classic Northwest show, taking place September 30 in Seattle, will just feature The Eagles and The Doobies.

Here are all of The Eagles upcoming concerts:

9/30 -- Seattle, WA, Safeco Field - The Classic Northwest*
10/17 -- Greensboro, NC, Greensboro Coliseum
10/20 -- Atlanta, GA, Philips Arena
10/24 -- Louisville, KY, KFC Yum! Center
10/27 -- Detroit, MI, Little Caesars Arena

* = with The Doobie Brothers.

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ABC/Heidi GutmanGreen Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong says that his "heart feels heavy" following the violence that erupted during a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia Saturday, which led to three deaths and 19 injuries.

"I feel like what happened in Charlottesville goes beyond the point of anger," he writes in an Instagram post. "It makes me sad and desperate. Shocked. I f****** hate racism more than anything."

Armstrong adds that he feels music and social justice "have always gone hand and hand," and that the "spirit of Green Day has always been about rising above oppression."

"In the words of our punk forefathers...Nazi punks f*** off," he says.

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UMeRingo Starr's 19th album, Give More Love, which will be released on September 15, includes two songs featuring his fellow Beatle, Paul McCartney. Starr tells Rolling Stone that he had no trouble getting his old band mate to take part in the project.

"I just called him up and said, 'I got this song called "Show Me the Way," and I want you to play on it,'" Ringo reveals. "Because he is a really good friend of mine, he said he'd come to L.A. for it."

The ex-Fab Four drummer adds, "['Show Me the Way' is] about [my wife] Barbara. She shows me the way. I wanted it to be very personal. While [Paul] was there, he also played on 'We're on the Road Again.' That was very kind of him."

Starr goes on to share some gushing praise about McCartney's musical talents.

"He's an incredible musician," he tells the magazine. "He's incredible at singing too and as a writer, but for me, as a bass player, he is the finest and the most melodic. It's always fun when we're playing together."

Ringo also points out that while many people comment that his collaborations with Macca are few and far between, he doesn't feel that's true.

"We did the Grammys [and] we did that Beatles show [CBS' 50th anniversary special] three years ago," he maintains. "So we are still pals, but we don't live in each other's pocket."

Meanwhile, the 77-year-old Starr is preparing to launch a fall trek with his All Starr Band in October. As for whether he'd like to continue touring past his 80th birthday, Starr says, "Yeah, I love it. It's what I do. As long as I can hold the sticks, we can go for a long time."

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Courtesy of TIFFThe upcoming rock documentary Eric Clapton: Life in 12 Bars will get its world premiere at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival, which runs from September 7 to September 17. The film, which was directed by Oscar-winning producer Lili Fini Zanuck, takes an intimate look at the British guitar legend's life, including his traumatic childhood, his rise to rock stardom, his struggle with drug addiction and the tragic 1991 death of his young son Connor.

According to official Clapton fan site WheresEric.com, the movie tells Clapton's story through his own words and music. The flick features extensive interviews with Eric, as well as with his family members, friends, musical heroes, collaborators and admirers, including the late legends B.B. King, Jimi Hendrix and George Harrison.

In creating the documentary, the production team was given wide access to a wealth of archival materials, including performance clips, behind-the-scenes footage, photos, posters and other memorabilia, as well as Eric's handwritten letters, artwork and diary entries.

The official premiere date for Life in 12 Bars is expected to be announced on Tuesday, August 22. The documentary also will air on Showtime next year.

Zanuck's previous directing credits include the 1991 crime drama Rush, which featured Clapton's Grammy-winning track "Tears in Heaven." Eric also wrote and performed on the film's score.

At the same time that the Toronto International Film Festival is taking place, Clapton will be playing a series of U.S. concerts in New York City and the Los Angeles area. Here's his full tour schedule:

9/7 -- New York City, NY, Madison Square Garden
9/8 -- New York City, NY, Madison Square Garden
9/13 -- Inglewood, CA, The Forum
9/15 -- Inglewood, CA, The Forum
9/16 -- Inglewood, CA, The Forum
9/18 -- Inglewood, CA, The Forum

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Courtesy of AXS TVThe finale of the current season of the AXS TV reality series Rock & Roll Road Trip with Sammy Hagar airs this Sunday at 9 p.m. ET, and features the Red Rocker visiting with Maroon 5's Adam Levine and ex-Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora in Los Angeles.

During the show, Hagar and Levine meet up with Sambora and his girlfriend and collaborator Orianthi at L.A.'s famed Conway Recording Studios and proceed to play an impromptu version of the Marvin Gaye classic "I Heard It Through the Grapevine."

You can watch part of the performance now in an exclusive YouTube clip provided to ABC Radio. In the segment, Hagar and Levine trade off lead vocals while Sambora and Orianthi accompany the singers on guitar.

The episode also features Hagar cruising around with Levine in The Voice coach's Ferrari, which he describes as "the scariest car I've ever driven."

Hagar and Levine are good pals who recently launched Santa Mezquila, their own brand of liquor called mezquila, which is a mix of Mezcal and blue-agave tequila.

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