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Elvis: Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images; Justin: Courtesy SB ProjectsElvis Presley will forever be the King of Rock and Roll, but according to him -- or at least his estate -- Justin Bieber is the King of Pop, 21st century edition.

When Justin's new album, Changes, debuted at number one recently, it made him, at age 25, the youngest artist ever to score seven number-one albums.  The previous record holder was Elvis, which is why his estate tweeted its congratulations Tuesday to Justin on the chart achievement.

"Yesterday, music history was made. What does the King of Rock n Roll have in common with the 21st century King of Pop?" the Elvis account wrote, re-tweeting Justin's tweet about the chart stats.  "Congratulations on setting a new record."

Today, Justin responded, "Thank you King and to the entire Presley family."

While it's only polite that Justin expressed gratitude for the compliment, fans are now complaining that nobody should dub Justin -- or anybody -- the King of Pop, regardless of century, because Michael Jackson is the only one who deserves that title.

Some fans got pretty heated about the tweet, with one writing, "It looks maniac by the Presley Estate to post horrendous crap like this." 

Another one added, "You trying to strip a black man of his King of Pop achievement and give it to a white guy during black history month? The caucasity!"

Still another summed it up by writing, "MJ been making great music till 50. Stardom and influence like no other. Choreography and artistry on a whole diff level compared to JB. Nothing against JB but they totally dropped the bar when it came to this young white artist who barely had to prove himself the way MJ did."

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ABC/Eric McCandlessCher says she "never expected" to still be famous at age 73. But here she is, posing on the new cover of CR Fashion Book as part of a "fearless fantasy biker gang" with Kim Kardashian and Naomi Campbell.

In the accompanying story, previewed exclusively by People, the icon opens up about the longevity of her career.

"Now when I go on stage, I see such different groupings: really old people beside really young children," Cher tells the magazine. "That's something really special. I know that I still make people happy, and that's my gift."

She adds, "I can still put on my show. It might not be as great as it was five years ago, but it's still pretty damn good."

Elsewhere in the interview, Cher also discusses standing up for what she believes in -- even when it means she might get her "a** kicked" on Twitter.

"I'm not a pacifist… Don't f*** with me but also, I'm very gentle and very loving and I have a really good moral compass," she says.

The Power issues of CR Fashion Book hits stands on March 12.

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Courtesy of Festival d'été de Québec Rod Stewart, founding Talking Heads keyboardist Jerry Harrison and Alanis Morissette are among the many artists who have joined the lineup of Quebec's 2020 Festival d'été, aka FEQ, which runs from July 9 to July 19.

Stewart will be headlining a concert on the festival's final day, while Morissette will perform on July 13.

As for Harrison, he and one-time Talking Heads touring guitarist Adrian Belew will team up with Brooklyn-based group Turkuaz for a performance celebrating the 40th anniversary of T. Heads' Remain in Light album. That show is scheduled for July 11. Harrison, Belew and Turkuaz previously have been confirmed to play their Remain in Light tribute at a variety of festivals this year.

Other artists on the FEQ bill include Garbage, Halsey, Imagine Dragons, Jack Johnson, Joan Osborne, King Crimson, Saga and Sublime with Rome.

All those acts join previously announced alt-rockers Rage Against the Machine, who are headlining FEQ on July 18 as part of their worldwide reunion tour.

Visit for the full lineup and all ticket info.

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Credit: Ross HalfinFleetwood Mac drummer Mick Fleetwood corralled an incredible cast of rock legends to pay tribute to his band's original frontman, singer/guitarist Peter Green, at a concert held Tuesday night at the London Palladium.

Among the evening's performers were Pink Floyd's David Gilmour, Aerosmith's Steven Tyler, ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons, The Who's Pete Townshend, Metallica's Kirk Hammett, ex-Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman, Oasis' Noel Gallagher, and U.K. blues great John Mayall. A number of current and former Fleetwood members also performed, including Christine McVie, Crowded House's Neil Finn and founding guitarist Jeremy Spencer, who was a surprise guest.

Mick Fleetwood served as emcee and played drums throughout the concert, alongside a house band that also featured former Fleetwood Mac guitarist Rick Vito, Jonny Lang, Who touring drummer Zak Starkey, acclaimed session guitarist Andy Fairweather Low, Fleetwood Mac touring keyboardist Ricky Peterson, and journeyman bassist Dave Bronze.

The event, which benefited the Teenage Cancer Trust charity, was packed with onstage collaborations.

Among the many highlights were Tyler and Gibbons duetting on "Oh Well, Part 1" and "Rattlesnake Shake," McVie and Tyler teaming up for a rendition of "Stop Messin' Around," Finn singing the Green ballad "Man of the World," Gibbons and Hammett rocking out together on "The Green Manalishi (With the Two Prong Crown)," and Gilmour playing atmospheric lap-steel guitar on "Albatross."

The concert ended with most of the musicians hitting the stage together for a rocking version of Elmore James' "Shake Your Moneymaker."

You can check out fan-recorded video footage of many of the songs on YouTube.

As previously reported, the show was documented for a concert film that will premiere in select theaters in June and for a deluxe audio/video box set. Visit for more details.

Here's the full set list, according to

"All Your Love (I Miss Loving)" (Otis Rush cover) -- with John Mayall, Billy Gibbons
"Rattlesnake Shake" -- with Steven Tyler, Billy Gibbons
"Stop Messin' Around" -- with Christine McVie, Steven Tyler
"Looking for Somebody -- with Christine McVie
"Sandy Mary" -- with Noel Gallagher
"Love That Burns -- with Noel Gallagher
"The World Keep On Turning" -- with Noel Gallagher
"Like Crying"


"No Place to Go" (Howlin' Wolf cover)
"Station Man" -- with Pete Townshend
"Man of the World" -- with Neil Finn
"Oh Well, Part 1" -- with Billy Gibbons, Steven Tyler
"Oh Well, Part 2" -- with David Gilmour
"Need Your Love So Bad" (Little Willie John cover)
"Black Magic Woman" (Fleetwood Mac song)
"The Sky Is Crying" (Elmore James cover) -- with Jeremy Spencer, Bill Wyman
"I Can't Hold Out" (Elmore James cover) -- with Jeremy Spencer, Bill Wyman
"The Green Manalishi (With the Two Prong Crown)" -- with Kirk Hammett, Billy Gibbons

"Albatross" -- with David Gilmour
"Shake Your Moneymaker" (Elmore James cover) -- with everyone except David Gilmour, Jeremy Spencer and Noel Gallagher

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Credit: Kevin FoleyEddie Money's family has posted a long note on the late singer's Facebook page thanking the many musicians, friends and associates who participated in the star-studded tribute concert honoring Eddie that was held last Thursday at The Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills, California.

The message also reveals that the show was recorded for an AXS TV special that will air on March 22.

The concert featured performances by Sammy Hagar, REO Speedwagon's Kevin Cronin and Dave Amato, George Thorogood, Starship singer Mickey Thomas, Greg Kihn, Tommy Tutone, John Waite and Metallica frontman James Hetfield.

Veteran session guitarist Waddy Wachtel also performed, as did three of Money's children -- daughter Jesse and sons Dez and Julian. Comedian Louie Anderson hosted the show, while Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak was on hand to share memories of Eddie and his performance at the 1982 US Festival, which the computer mogul sponsored.

In addition, a number of celebrities sent video messages honoring Money, among them Joan Jett, Huey Lewis, Bryan Adams, ex-Styx singer Dennis DeYoung, John Cafferty, Boston and actor Kevin James.

"We have been overwhelmed by the generosity and genuine love expressed by his music industry peers, as well as his fans (he always preferred the word, 'friends')," the note reads. "Words cannot express how much it means to our family to know that so many others also love and miss him, so a simple 'THANK YOU' will have to do."

Eddie died in September 2019 at age 70, a few weeks after revealing he'd been diagnosed with stage-four esophageal cancer.

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ABC/Heidi GutmanIf you ever wondered if Mariah Carey's eight-year-old twins inherited her singing talent, we almost had our answer on Tuesday.

Carey uploaded a short TikTok video of her daughter Monroe taking part in the viral High Note Challenge, where the eight year old is seemingly belting out the same notes that made her mother famous.  

Monroe even mimics some of her mom's mannerisms, from holding a hand next to her ear to dramatically moving along with the notes.  In short, her performance is extremely convincing.

However, the camera then pans to the side and reveals the truth, it's actually Mariah who was singing all along.  The "Vision of Love" singer had been standing off to the side while her daughter tried taking all the credit.

"Mommy," Monroe whines when she realizes the jig is up, to which the "Fantasy" singer grumbles in exasperation, "What!?  You said do the high notes!"

With that, the video ends with Monroe adorably storming off as Mariah dramatically rolls her eyes.

"When your daughter wants to do a #highnotechallenge," Carey jokingly captioned the now viral video to her Twitter.  As of late Tuesday, the video racked up nearly half a billion views.

While the jury is still out whether or not Monroe inherited her mom's pipes, this video proves that Mariah is still extremely capable of delivering her famous whistle register.

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Courtesy Live NationLast month, Bon Jovi announced their Bon Jovi 2020 tour, which will kick off June 10 in Tacoma, WA and visit arenas across the country. Now, the band has added two more dates to its schedule.

A second and final show has been added at Boston's TD Garden.  The band will now perform there on July 16 and July 17.  Bryan Adams will open both shows. 

Meanwhile, the band has added a show in Montreal, Canada on July 11, with opening act Sam Roberts, a Montreal native.

Tickets go on sale to the general public on March 6 via at 10 a.m., but Bon Jovi fan club members and American Express® Card Members can grab them starting March 2 at 10 a.m.  Visit for a full list of tour dates.

The tour comes in support of the veteran band's new album, Bon Jovi 2020, due out May 15.  Each concert ticket purchased online comes with a CD copy of the album.

Right now, the tour is scheduled to wrap up July 28 at New York's Madison Square Garden.

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Credit: Anna WebberDavid Crosby has added three new shows to his 2020 U.S. tour, joint performances with acclaimed Americana act Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit taking place in early June.

Crosby will open the concerts, which are scheduled for June 4 at Wolf Trap Center for the Performing Arts in Vienna, Virginia, and June 5 and 6 at Pier 17 at Pier 17 at South Street Seaport in New York City.

The 78-year-old folk-rock legend will play a set that mixes older classic songs from his long career and new material. Tickets for the gigs are on sale now via

Crosby has performed live with Isbell and his band on a few occasions, including at the 2018 Newport Folk Festival in Newport, Rhode Island. In a November 2018 interview with ABC Audio, David revealed that he was writing a song with Jason that he thought might appear on his next studio album.

As previously reported, David's 2020 U.S. tour is mapped out from a May 14 concert in Santa Barbara, California, through a June 21 show in Westhampton Beach, New York. Crosby will be accompanied on the trek by his Sky Trails Band, which features musicians that contributed to his 2017 solo album, Sky Trails, as well as his upcoming record.

The group's lineup features David's son James Raymond on keyboards, Mai Leisz on bass, Steve "Stevie D" DiStanislao on drums, Jeff Pevar on guitar, and Michelle Willis on keyboards and vocals.

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Kevork Djansezian/Getty ImagesRed Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea has shared a tribute to Kobe Bryant following Monday's memorial service in honor of the NBA great and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna, who both died, along with seven others, in a helicopter crash last month.

"The outpouring of love yesterday for Kobe, his beautiful little girl Gianna and the other beautiful people lost, was powerful," Flea writes in an Instagram post. "It's tripped me out, how in the days after his death the quantity of people who texted me letting me know they were in tears, shocked and saddened."

Flea is a well-known super-fan of Kobe's team, the Los Angeles Lakers. In describing his playing style, Flea likens Bryant to a "monk who sits in a Himalayan cave all his life."

"He was often in a place beyond thought, in the zone, lost in the moment, completely in the present, and fully in his spirit," the musician writes.

"Whether you liked him or not, we all yearn to be completely in the moment," Flea continues. "It is a natural human thing, and our only possibility of true happiness, whether or not it is a conscious thought. We saw it, and we felt it. And it crossed through every human barrier. I loved him."

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Credit: Matt FurmanPaul Williams, who's written or co-written major hits for some of pop's biggest stars, will receive the Songwriters Hall of Fame's highest honor, the Johnny Mercer Award, at the organization's 51st annual Induction and Awards dinner.

The event is scheduled for June 11 in New York City. The award is presented to a Songwriters Hall of Fame member whose body of work is of such "high quality and impact" that it "upholds the gold standard set by the legendary Johnny Mercer."

Among the many hits Williams has had a hand in composing: The Carpenters' "We've Only Just Begun," "Rainy Days and Mondays" and "I Won't Last a Day Without You"; Barbra Streisand's "Evergreen (Love Song from A Star Is Born)"; Three Dog Night's "An Old Fashioned Love Song"; Helen Reddy's "You and Me Against the World"; and the classic Muppet Movie tune, "The Rainbow Connection."

Williams won a Best Original Song Oscar in 1977 and Song of the Year Grammy the following year for the chart-topping "Evergreen," which he co-wrote with Streisand.

"Paul Williams is a songwriter's songwriter," Hall of Fame chairman Nile Rodgers says. "He's one of the most wonderful and colorful creators of our time and a man who has given the world so much love through [his] songs."

Williams also has had a successful acting career, and has served as the president and chairman of the American Society of Composers and Publishers (ASCAP) since 2010.

Paul was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2001. As previously reported, this year's Hall of Fame inductees include Steve Miller, Mariah Carey, Eurythmics' Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart, and The Isley Brothers.

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Courtesy of ITBThe star-studded concert that Fleetwood Mac drummer Mick Fleetwood has curated saluting his band's original frontman, singer/guitarist Peter Green, is taking place tonight, February 25, at the London Palladium.

The show's already-impressive lineup recently was expanded to include The Who's Pete Townshend, Metallica's Kirk Hammett, Oasis' Noel Gallagher and current Fleetwood Mac singer/guitarist Neil Finn. Stars previously announced include Pink Floyd's David Gilmour, Aerosmith's Steven Tyler, ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons, Christine McVie, ex-Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman and U.K. blues legend John Mayall.

Fleetwood apparently has big plans to document the event with a concert film and box set. According to the recently launched website,, the film -- titled Mick Fleetwood & Friends Celebrate the Music of Peter Green -- will be shown in select theaters in the U.K., Ireland and Europe on June 2 and June 7. Tickets for the screenings can be purchased at

Fans also can pre-order a super-deluxe box set at the website that will feature four vinyl LPs, two CDs, a Blu-ray disc and a book.

Famed producer Glyn Johns will serve as the executive sound producer for the concert.

You can check out a video featuring footage from the rehearsals for the concert now on YouTube. The minute-long clip includes glimpses of Fleetwood, Gilmour, Gibbons, Tyler, McVie, Hammett, Townshend, Mayall, Jonny Lang, and Who touring drummer Zak Starkey.

Fleetwood said in a statement about the event, "The concert is a celebration of those early blues days where we all began, and it's important to recognize the profound impact Peter and the early Fleetwood Mac had on the world of music. Peter was my greatest mentor and it gives me such joy to pay tribute to his incredible talent."

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Credit: Kate IzorRoger Waters has added three new concerts to his recently announced This Is Not a Drill 2020 Tour of North America, due to "overwhelming demand."

The shows will take place on July 11 at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, on July 18 at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, and September 26 at Chase Center in San Francisco. The concerts are the second and final shows that the founding Pink Floyd singer/bassist will play at these venues during the trek.

Waters also will play previously announced gigs at Wells Fargo Center on July 10, at Scotiabank Arena on July 17 and at Chase Center on September 25.

Tickets for to the newly added shows go on sale to the general public starting this Friday, February 28, at 10 a.m. ET for the Philadelphia and Toronto concerts, and 12 p.m. PT for the San Francisco performance. Pre-sale tickets will be available starting Wednesday, February 26, at 10 a.m. local time. Visit for more details.

As previously reported, Waters' This Is Not a Drill tour kicks off July 8 in Pittsburgh and is scheduled through an October 3 concert in Dallas. The shows will be staged "in the round."

In a video released when the tour was initially announced, Waters explains that he was inspired to hit the road again because he thinks it's important to get across his political message to people at a time of great upheaval in the world.  "As the clock ticks faster and faster and faster down to extinction, it seemed like a good idea to make a fuss about it," Roger said. "So that's why I'm going on the road."

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Courtesy of Live NationA pair of shining music stars, Santana and Earth, Wind & Fire, are hitting the road this summer for a lengthy North American trek dubbed the Miraculous Supernatural 2020 Tour.

The outing, which features more than 30 dates, kicks off on June 19 in Chula Vista, California, and is mapped out through an August 29 concert in Tampa, Florida.

This will mark the first time in their long histories that the two Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees will perform together in the U.S.

Tickets for the shows go on sale to the general public this Friday, February 28, at 10 a.m. local time via Citi card members will be able to buy pre-sale tickets starting Wednesday, February 26, at noon local time through the company's Citi Entertainment program. Visit for more details.

"It is a great joy and honor to co-share music with the magnificent elements of Earth, Wind & Fire, says Carlos Santana. "We look forward to delight, joy and ecstasy!"

He adds, "The shows will feature the hits of yesterday, today and tomorrow…with energy!"

Meanwhile, Earth, Wind & Fire lead singer Philip Bailey says, "We are excited to rock the USA alongside our friend Carlos Santana and his band with their off-the-chart musicianship and high energy show…We're going to bring the mighty elements of the universe to the stage and take fans on a journey they'll never forget."

Santana's 2020 itinerary also includes a European headlining trek running from March 13 to April 5, and Las Vegas residency dates at the House of Blues in May, September and November.

You can check out both bands' full schedules at and

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Courtesy of Live NationFounding Guess Who members Randy Bachman and Burton Cummings have been teasing fans for months with the news that the two ex-band mates were planning to hit the road together in 2020, and now official details of the trek have been announced.

According to a post on Bachman's official Facebook page, the duo will be touring their Canadian homeland this summer on an outing that's been dubbed Together Again, Live In Concert. The trek kicks off June 27 in Winnipeg and is mapped out through a July 29 concert in Montreal.

Tickets go on sale to the general public this Friday, February 28, at 10 a.m. local time via American Express card members will be able to purchase pre-sale tickets starting today at 10 a.m. local time. Visit for more details.

In addition, U.S. dates will be announced soon.

At their shows, Bachman and Cummings not only will be performing Guess Who songs, but material from Randy's other famous band, Bachman-Turner Overdrive, and from Burton's solo career. The trek will mark the first time the veteran rockers have toured together in more than 10 years.

You can check out the full Bachman Cummings tour schedule at and

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It may be a new season of The Voice, but there's a brand new face sitting in one of the judge's chair this year -- Nick Jonas of The Jonas Brothers. The young singer proved to be a formidable opponent when battling it out with the other judges over competitors, too.

Jonas knew how to keep his fellow judges guessing from the second he arrived on the set -- via parachute.  That wasn't all, though.  He also proceeded to do a series of costume changes before Kelly ClarksonBlake Shelton, and John Legend right after he landed.

"Is this a Magic Mike moment?"  Kelly yelled in disbelief as Jonas ripped off his wingsuit to reveal a black tuxedo underneath.  He then tore off that outfit to reveal underneath a much more casual gray suit.

Memorable introductions aside, Jonas didn't make it easy for the other judges to woo over competitors that he wanted on his team.

First up was Todd Tilghman, 41, of Mississippi.  The father of eight created the season's first four-way chair turn during his soulful rendition of Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band's "We've Got Tonight." 

While Kelly tried winning Tilghman over by approaching him as a fellow parent as Jonas turned on the charm and spoke to him husband to husband -- it was Blake who snagged the first competitor of the night by connecting with Tilghman on a personal level.

Next to take the stage was 27-year-old Nelson Cade III, a full time musician who once performed with the legendary Stevie Wonder. It doesn't take long for his raspy, bluegrass voice to win over John, Kelly, and Nick with his cover of Stevie Ray Vaughan's "Pride And Joy."

Unfortunately for Nick, he realizes that he was blocked by Legend, meaning no matter what pitch he had up his sleeve to win Cade over, it was fruitless.  To turn insult to injury, the "All Of Me" singer then bragged about it by mocking he the words "star" and "wow" that Nick jotted down during the audition.  Playing dirty paid off for John, who ended with a three-punch combo by casually sharing that Wonder also performed at his wedding to Chrissy Teigen.

Now with the judges warmed up, it's game on when Tate Brusa, 16, takes the stage. Brusa's chances of making it on a team looked grim, that is until he hits an edgy note towards the end of his audition convincing Nick to spin around. But he's not alone, Shelton follows shortly after, if for nothing than to give the Jo' Bro a hard time.

Nick hops on stage with Brusa and gives him an impromptu singing lesson to prove just how good of a coach he can be which triggers Shelton to play dirty by bringing out some reinforcement -- an adorable white-furred puppy. 

"If you don't choose me as your coach, this puppy's gonna go straight back to the animal shelter," he threatened.

Despite the taunt, the threat fails to sway Brusa and the teenage crooner picks Nick, making him the first contestant on his team.

Seven more hopefuls take the stage including rocker Todd Michael Hall who makes it onto Blake's team but it's "old soul" Joanna Serenko who closes out the show with a four-chair-turn.

The 18-year-old from St. Louis wooed with her jazzy, slowed-down version of "All My Loving" by The Beatles and just as she's deciding who's team to go to, Nick decides to lay it all on the line.

Bearing it all he pleads, "I'm gonna fight for you today. I know I'm not the logical choice but I have something to prove," which works.

The other singers of the night were Darious Lyles who went over to Team Legend, Todd Michael Hall to Team Blake --and two for Team Kelly, Megan Danielle and Tayler Green.

The Voice returns to NBC Tuesday at 8 p.m. ET.

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Credit: Erik KabikEx-Creedence Clearwater Revival frontman John Fogerty has announced plans to close out his long-running My 50 Year Trip tour with a new series of nine Las Vegas residency dates at Encore Theater at the Wynn resort and casino in November.

The new concerts are scheduled for November 4, 6, 7, 11, 13, 14, 18, 20 and 21. Tickets go on sale this Friday, February 28, at 10 a.m. PT. Visit and for more details.

Fogerty's My 50 Year Trip tour, which began in early 2019, in part celebrates the 50th anniversary of CCR's classic hit "Proud Mary" and the band's appearance at the historic 1969 Woodstock festival. The performances include a variety of Creedence classics, tunes from his solo career and a variety of cover songs that other artists played at Woodstock.

The 74-year-old Rock & Roll Hall of Famer began doing Vegas residencies in early 2016, and he tells ABC Audio that he really enjoys performing for the fans that come to see him in Sin City.

"A lot of them are the same people that I would be visiting in their town, out…on the East Coast or in the Midwest or in the South," Fogerty notes. "It's kind of convenient. They come up to Las Vegas, call it a little vacation for them and maybe their family…and enjoy that."

Prior to the fall Vegas residency, Fogerty has a trio of shows next month lined up in the Western U.S., three more concerts that will take place in the Northeast in April, and an August 19 performance at the famed Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. He also will play a few European shows in June.

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Credit: Marc TheisThe Scorpions' Down Under tour with Whitesnake has been sidetracked because frontman Klaus Meine underwent an operation to remove a kidney stone.

In a message posted on The Scorpions' official website, Meine explains that after the band played "a fantastic show" on Wednesday night at the Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne, Australia, he had "a very painful [kidney stone] attack" and had surgery in Melbourne Hospital, where doctors "removed the stone, and put in a stent."

The operation has forced The Scorpions to postpone their show this past Saturday in Sydney and cancel a concert Monday in Brisbane, Australia.

The Sydney concert has been rescheduled for this Wednesday, February 26.

In a message posted on the Scorpions' official Facebook page earlier on Monday, Meine writes, "Dear Fans, looks like I'm on my way to Sydney tomorrow…it would mean the world to me if we finally could play the Show on Wednesday night...I feel still a bit beaten up, but Dr. Katz said…you can do it my friend...Let's Rock it Sydney."

The note is accompanied by a photo of the singer smiling and flashing a peace sign while standing next to his doctor.

With the Sydney show being moved to Wednesdsay, The Scorpions and Whitesnake have been forced to cancel a concert in Auckland, New Zealand that was slated to take place on Thursday, February 27.

The next joint show on the bands' itinerary is a March 1 performance in Indonesia.

As previously reported, The Scorpions will be heading to the U.S. in July to play a Las Vegas residency at Zappos Theatre at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino.

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Courtesy of Live NationTwo synth-driven U.K. bands that came to fame during the '80s -- New Order and Pet Shop Boys -- are teaming up for a North American co-headlining tour this fall.

The 11-date trek, officially dubbed The Unity Tour, begins September 5 in Toronto, and will wrap up with an October 2 show at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. Along the way, the two bands will make a stop at New York City's Madison Square Garden, and will also visit Boston, Philadelphia, Chicago, Minneapolis, Vancouver and San Francisco, among other cities.

Tickets will go on sale to the general public this Friday, February 28, at 10 a.m. local time. Visit or for the full list of dates and all ticket info.

New Order's most recent album is 2015's Music Complete. Pet Shop Boys, meanwhile, just released a new record called Hotspot in January.

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Mary McCartney/MPL CommunicationsThe owner of a catering company in the central New Jersey town of Metuchen was amazed to see Paul McCartney near his place of business Sunday afternoon.

According to the Asbury Park Press, John Manzo, owner of Be My Guest Personal Chef & Catering, was driving when he spotted the Beatles legend walking around and taking photos at about 3 p.m.

"I'm on the phone with my buddy and I say to him, Paul McCartney's right in front of me," Manzo tells the newspaper. "I drove up next to him and rolled down the window."

Manzo says he then asked if he could take a pic of the rock legend, and McCartney agreed. Manzo posted the pic, which shows Sir Paul in front of the Buttery Bake Shoppe, on his Facebook page.

As for why Sir Paul was in Metuchen, Manzo tells the Asbury Park Press, "He said his wife used to live here." According to NJ Monthly, Paul's spouse, Nancy Shevell, grew up in Edison, New Jersey, which is next to Metuchen.

The newspaper says Manzo is longtime fan of McCartney who used to play in a rock band himself -- a group called Tango Rose that performed at New Jersey clubs including the famed The Stone Pony in Asbury Park.

McCartney has a series of 2020 European shows scheduled, running from a May 23 concert in Lille, France, through a June 27 performance at the famed Glastonbury Festival in Pilton, U.K.

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Credit: dhlovelifeNeil Young will be hitting the road soon with his old backing group Crazy Horse, with whom he recorded his latest studio album, 2019's Colorado.

In a post on his Neil Young Archives website, the folk-rock legend revealed that he and the band are planning North American trek called the Crazy Horse Barn Tour, which will feature concerts at older arenas.

"Many of the old places we used to play are gone now, replaced by new coliseums we have to book [a] year in advance and we don't want to go to anyway. That's not the way we like to play," Young explains. "It sounds way [too] much like a real job if you have to book it and wait a year, so we have decided to play the old arenas -- not the new sports facilities put up by corporations for their sports teams."

He adds, "Largely soulless, these new buildings cost a fortune to play in. We want to play in a couple of months because we feel like it. To us, it's not a regular job."

Neil goes on to share two separate lists of venues, one featuring arenas that have been demolished and the other featuring 31 still-existing arenas.

Among the latter are such well-known venues as Madison Square Garden in New York City, The Forum near Los Angeles, Chicago Arena, the Cow Palace in San Francisco, the CNE Coliseum in Toronto and Nashville Municipal Auditorium.

Young adds that news about the tour will be "coming pretty soon."

The current Crazy Horse lineup features the band's founding bassist Billy Talbot and drummer Ralph Molina, as well as multi-instrumentalist Nils Lofgren, who played with the group during the 1970s and rejoined the lineup in 2018.

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