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Credit: Danny NorthForbes has unveiled the 2018 edition of its Celebrity 100 list, ranking the world's top-earning celebrities, and U2, Guns N' Roses and ex-Pink Floyd singer/bassist Roger Waters are among the veteran musicians who appear on the tally.

U2 is the highest-earning music artist on the list, ranking #6 overall. The band earned $118 million between June 1, 2017, and June 1, 2018, the time period the tally covers. Most of the cash the Irish rockers brought in was from their successful tour celebrating the 30th anniversary of their classic album The Joshua Tree. U2 also released a new studio album, Songs of Experience, in December of 2017, and kicked off a trek in support of the record in May.

Guns N' Roses landed at #27 on the tally after raking in $71 million thanks mainly to their ongoing Not in This Lifetime reunion tour. Waters is right behind GN'R at #28 after earning $68 million, mostly from his Us and Them tour.

Other veteran music stars who made the Celebrity 100 this year include The Eagles at #41 with $56 million in earnings; Jimmy Buffett at #47 with $51 million; Paul McCartney at #51 with $47.5 million; Elton John, who is tied with heavy-metal legends Metallica at #57 with $46 million; Billy Joel at #64 with $43.5 million; The Rolling Stones at #80 with $39 million; and Bruce Springsteen at #84 with $37.5 million.

As for the highest-paid celebrity on the list, that would be boxer Floyd Mayweather, who took in a whopping $285 million.

For the full Celebrity 100 list, visit

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Eagle Rock EntertainmentA new home video featuring Joni Mitchell's full performance at the U.K.'s historic 1970 Isle of Wight Festival will be released on Blu-ray and digitally on September 14. Joni Mitchell Both Sides Now: Live at the Isle of Wight Festival was directed by the Oscar-winning filmmaker Murray Lerner, who completed the movie shortly before his death in September 2017.

The film captures Joni playing an 11-song set that included such classic tunes as "Chelsea Morning," "Woodstock," "Big Yellow Taxi" and "Both Sides Now." The performance is interspersed with interview footage of Mitchell recorded years later reflecting on her show and the festival, as well as behind-the-scenes clips and interviews with people attending the event.

Mitchell was one of the many music legends who performed at the festival, which was held from August 26 to August 31. The event was attended by hundreds of thousands of people, many of whom did not purchase tickets and expected to be allowed to see the performances for free. Joni's set was interrupted multiple times, including once by a man who jumped onstage and began yelling political slogans to the audience. Mitchell responded by pleading with the crowd to show respect to the performers.

"There was this sense that the artists had all sold out. It was the 'hate the performer' festival," Joni comments in one interview segment about how the audience treated the music acts. "I said, 'Have some respect,' and they did. They were quiet."

Check out a trailer for the flick at Eagle Rock's official YouTube channel.

Here's Mitchell's full set list from the festival:

"That Song About the Midway"
"Chelsea Morning"
"For Free"
"My Old Man"
"Big Yellow Taxi"
"Both Sides Now"
"A Case of You"

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Kevin Winter/Getty Images via ABCMadonna has returned to Malawi with her whole family to celebrate the first anniversary of the medical facility she helped open there.

On Monday, she visited the Mercy James Institute for Pediatric Surgery and Intensive Care at the Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital in Blantyre. The center is named after her adopted daughter, Mercy James, and was funded by her charity Raising Malawi.

Madonna posted photos of the visit on Instagram, including one group shot with all of her six children: her biological kids Lourdes and Rocco, and Malawian adopted children David Banda, Mercy James and twins Estere and Stella.

According to USA Today, Madonna is considering a new project in Malawi. She's reportedly thinking of establishing a soccer academy, inspired by her son David's love of the sport.

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Victor Boyko/Getty Images For Christian DiorParis Jackson has ended the rumors and confirmed that she's bisexual.

During a Q&A on Instagram, when Paris was asked, "Are you bi?," she replied, "That's what you guys call it so i guess, but who needs labels," as reported by The Toronto Sun.

The 20-year-old daughter of the late Michael Jackson added in an Instagram story that identifying herself as bisexual is not news.

"I came out when was 14," she wrote. "I've referred to the community as 'my fellow LGBTQ' on stage before."

Paris added, "I've talked about having a crush on girls when I was 8 in my Rolling Stone article. There are pictures of me kissing girls online. Why are people just now saying this is news?"

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Courtesy of The Doobie BrothersThe Doobie Brothers have announced two historic New York City concerts this fall marking the first time that the band will play any of its albums in their entirety during a show. The performances will be held at the Beacon Theatre on November 15 and 16, and The Doobies will play 1972's Toulouse Street at the first concert and 1973's The Captain and Me at the second.

The group also will play select hits from throughout its long career at both shows. The concerts will be the band's first performances at the Beacon Theatre in 25 years.

Toulouse Street, The Doobie Brothers' second album, features the band's first two top 40 hits -- "Listen to the Music" and a cover of the 1966 gospel tune "Jesus Is Just Alright," which reached #11 and #35, respectively, on the Billboard Hot 100. The record, which also includes the classic-rock staple "Rockin' Down the Highway," peaked at #21 on the Billboard 200 and has sold more than 1 million copies in the U.S.

The Captain and Me, the follow-up to Toulouse Street, features two of the group's most enduring hits, "China Grove" and "Long Train Runnin'," which landed at #8 and #15 on the Hot 100. The album peaked at #7 on the Billboard 200 and has sold over 2 million copies in the States.

"We are excited to be returning to The Beacon Theatre and to have the chance to perform these albums for our fans in such an intimate setting," The Doobie Brothers say in a joint statement.

Tickets for the concerts will go on sale to the general public on Monday, July 23. American Express card members will be able to buy pre-sale tickets starting Wednesday, July 18.

Here are all of the band's upcoming dates:

7/16 -- Holmdel, NJ, PNC Bank Arts Center (with Steely Dan)
9/20 -- San Francisco, CA, AT&T Park (with Eagles)
9/22 -- San Diego, CA, PETCO Park
10/20 -- Clearwater, FL, Coachman Park
11/7 -- Greensburg, PA, The Palace Theatre
11/15 -- New York, NY, Beacon Theatre (performing Toulouse Street plus select hits)
11/16 -- New York, NY, Beacon Theatre (performing The Captain and Me plus select hits)

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Denise TruscelloMariah Carey proved once again why she is the queen of love.

On Saturday, the twice-married singer halted her Las Vegas show, The Butterfly Returns, to invite one of her male backup dancers onstage with her at the Caesars Palace Colosseum.

They were then joined by the dancer's boyfriend, who had been backstage watching the performance.

"We've been planning this for a long time, and you didn't know about this, so hopefully you’re going to be surprised in a very good way," Mariah said before leaving the stage to the couple for their special moment.

The audience went wild as the dancer's beau dropped to his knees, held out a ring and said, "Would you do me the honor?"

Mariah later posted video of the proposal, along with the caption, "He said yes!!!"

Saturday was the singer's last Vegas show of July. She returns for more dates in September.

"That's a wrap on the July shows of THE BUTTERFLY RETURNS!" Mariah tweeted Monday. "Thank you so much to everyone who made it such a great experience - my team, all the crew at @CaesarsPalace and of course the incomparable #lambs! Can't wait to see you again in September!!"

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Billy Joel is gearing up to play his 100th show at New York’s Madison Square Garden on Wednesday, and he's still packing in the crowds. The musician tells Parade why he thinks he's been so successful at the venue.

"I think that's luck," he says. "I'm from New York. Madison Square Garden's my hometown venue. It was natural for them to pick me to play there. We sell [seats] in the round every night. A lot of acts don't play the back [of the arena], just the front. We play it all."

Not to mention the fact that fans connect to him on a human level.

"I'm an unlikely candidate for a rock star," he says. "I don't look like a rock star. I'm like the eternal underdog."

Joel adds, "In my songs' lyrics, there’s a lot of acknowledgment that I'm a screw-up, you know -- I'm human. I'm as lost as you are. Like you, I'm just trying to find my way. I guess people like that."

Not only is Wednesday night's show the Piano Man's 100th performance at MSG overall, it's his 54th consecutive show at the venue as part of his long-running residency there. He's been playing one show a month at the Garden since his residency began in January 2014.

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Courtesy of HDNET MOVIESTonight at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT, the HDNET MOVIES channel launches a week-long series of rock documentaries dubbed Classic Rock Week that Police drummer Stewart Copeland will host.

The marathon kicks off with Everyone Stares: The Police Inside Out, a 2006 movie Copeland directed that features Super 8 footage he personally shot while touring during the group's heyday.

Copeland tells ABC Radio that while his film is by no means professionally made, "it does have one unique factor, which is that it's completely subjective. It's not a documentary about a band, where there's a camera here and the band there…The camera's in the band."

Among the other 18 films set to be shown during the marathon are documentaries focusing on Rod Stewart, The Doobie Brothers, Bad Company, Elton John, The Who, Bob Dylan, The Allman Brothers Band, Chicago, Eric Clapton, The Doors, The Rolling Stones, Rush, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Pink Floyd and more.

As for what his hosting duties will entail, Stewart explains, "I will be introducing [the films] and doing the links…and providing some sage insight into [the various bands]. I guess I'm the age group that was the target audience for all these bands…So, I share with viewers how those things hit me. Where was I when The Doors happened, and so on."

The Classic Rock Week marathon also will include a doc about the 1982 US Festival, a three-day fest held in San Bernardino, California, that featured The Police as one of its headliners.

Copeland recalls that backstage at the event "was the wildest party ever," but The Police didn't get to enjoy it because by the time they finished its set, the other groups had left.

Here's the full schedule of HDNET MOVIES' Classic Rock Week with Stewart Copeland:

Monday, July 16
8 p.m. ET -- Everyone Stares: The Police Inside Out
9:15 p.m. ET -- The US Generation: The 1982 US Festival
11:05 p.m. ET -- The Story of Rod Stewart

Tuesday, July 17
8 p.m. ET -- The Doobie Brothers: Let the Music Play
9:50 p.m. ET -- Bad Company: The Official Authorized 40th Anniversary Doc
11:20 p.m. ET -- Elton John: Music Man

Wednesday, July 18
8 p.m. ET -- Sensation: The Story of The Who's Tommy
9:25 p.m. ET -- No Direction Home: Bob Dylan
12:50 a.m. ET -- Les Paul: Chasing Sound

Thursday, July 19
8 p.m. ET -- Allman Brothers: After the Crash
9:55 p.m. ET -- Chicago: The Terry Kath Experience
11:20 p.m. ET -- Eric Clapton: The 1970s Review

Friday, July 20
8 p.m. ET -- The Doors: Mr. Mojo Risin' - The Story of L.A. Woman
9 p.m. ET -- The Rolling Stones: Crossfire Hurricane
10:55 p.m. ET -- Rush: The Rise of Kings 1968-1981

Saturday, July 21
8 p.m. ET -- Gone with the Wind: The Rise and Fall of Lynyrd Skynyrd
10:50 p.m. ET -- Stevie Ray Vaughan, 1984-1989: Lonestar

Sunday, July 22
8 p.m. ET -- Pink Floyd: Story of Wish You Were Here
9:05 p.m. ET -- Roger Waters The Wall

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Eagle Rock EntertainmentFrom the Vault: No Security -- San Jose 1999 the latest installment of The Rolling Stones' From the Vault series of official bootleg performances, was released Friday on DVD and Blu-ray, as a two-CD/DVD collection, as a three-LP vinyl set, digitally and via streaming services.

The album and video document an April 1999 concert that the band played at the San Jose Arena in San Jose, California. The show was part of a two-night stand The Rolling Stones played at the venue and marked the group's first performance in the city since 1965. The concert took place at the end of the final North American leg of the band's No Security tour in support of their 1997 album, Bridges to Babylon.

No Security -- San Jose 1999 features The Stones performing classic tunes like "Jumpin' Jack Flash," "Honky Tonk Women," "Paint It Black," "Get off of My Cloud," "Tumbling Dice," "It's Only Rock 'n' Roll (but I Like It)," "Start Me Up," "Brown Sugar" and "Sympathy for the Devil." Their set also includes renditions of the Bridges to Babylon tracks "Out of Control" and "Saint of Me," gems like "Respectable" and "I Got the Blues," as well as a cover of "Route 66."

You can get a taste of the No Security concert film by watching the full performance of  "Honky Tonk Women" now on The Rolling Stones' official YouTube channel.

Here's the show's full track list:

"Jumpin' Jack Flash"
"You Got Me Rocking"
"Honky Tonk Woman"
"I Got the Blues"
"Saint of Me"
"Some Girls"
"Paint It Black"
"You Got the Silver"
"Before They Make Me Run"
"Out of Control"
"Route 66"
"Get off of My Cloud"
"Midnight Rambler"
"Tumbling Dice"
"It's Only Rock 'n' Roll (but I Like It)"
"Start Me Up"
"Brown Sugar"
"Sympathy for the Devil"

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Credit: Marc HauserJohn Mellencamp will be honored with the fifth Woody Guthrie Prize on August 30 as part of a special event focusing on the heartland rocker held at the Fly Loft activity space in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

The award is presented annually by The Woody Guthrie Center in Tulsa to an artist whose work reflects that of the late folk musician, who wrote with compassion about the struggles of common men and women and championed human rights.

"The Woody Guthrie Center is proud to recognize John Mellencamp for his incredible achievements as he continues the work of Woody Guthrie," says the Center's executive director, Deana McCloud. "Artists working as activists ensure that Woody's legacy is alive and well, and this award was established to not only recognize achievement, but to remind us all about the importance of taking a stand on human rights issues."

The presentation also will feature a Q&A between Mellencamp and music journalist and broadcaster Bill Flanagan, as well as a preview of a special exhibit titled "MELLENCAMP" curated by the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame that will open at the Center on August 31.

The exhibition will feature more than 100 pieces of memorabilia items related to Mellencamp's life, music and art. Among the items that will be displayed are a selection of John's paintings; his 1966 Honda Scrambler 305 motorcycle; various photos; an acoustic guitar he used on stage and in the studio from the 1970s to the '90s; and handwritten lyrics to such memorable tunes as "Small Town," "R.O.C.K. in the U.S.A." and "Cherry Bomb."

Tickets for the Woody Guthrie Prize event go on sale Friday, July 20, and can be purchased at the Center or by calling 918-574-2710. Previous recipients include Mavis Staples, Kris Kristofferson and the late Pete Seeger.

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Andrew Benge/RedfernsKeith Richards and wife Patti Hansen won't be spending the night together anymore at the luxury New York City penthouse they first put on the market back in March 2016. According to The Daily Mail, the residence has been sold for $9.995 million, $2 million less than the Rolling Stones rocker's asking price.

Richards actually is taking a loss on the sale, since he paid $10.5 million for the duplex apartment -- which is located in Manhattan's Greenwich Village -- when he purchased it in 2014.

The abode features four bedrooms, four bathrooms, a 47-foot-long combination living room/dining, a large family room and three private terraces offering impressive city views. The main bedroom suite has two walk-in closets.

Not surprisingly, some personal touches were added to the property reflecting Richards' status as a rock legend, including a phrase painted on a wall in one of the bedrooms that reads, "You're Never Too Young to Rock and Roll."

The Rolling Stones just wrapped up a summer European leg of their No Filter Tour with a concert this past Sunday in Warsaw, Poland.

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MJ Kim/MPL Comunications Ltd.Paul McCartney continues to expand his 2018 Freshen Up tour itinerary, and has confirmed the first two dates to take place in mainland Europe: a December 3 show in Krakow, Poland, and a December 5 performance in Vienna, Austria.

The Krakow concert will be McCartney's first-ever performance in the city. He previously visited Poland in June of 2013 during his Out There Tour, when he played in the country's capital, Warsaw.

"It's always fun to visit new places and helps to keep things fresh and exciting for us," says Sir Paul. "I've always wanted to see Krakow and have heard so many great things about it. We had such a blast on our last trip to Poland so we know this is going to be another special night for us and we can't wait to get back. Get ready to rock Poland!"

The Vienna show marks McCartney's first performance in the Austrian capital since June 2013.

"I can't believe it's been five years since our last concert in Austria," the ex-Beatles legend declares. We are really excited to be returning for what should be an extra special night. We’ve got so many great memories of Austria and we know we'll make some more this year."

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McCartney's Freshen Up tour will support his latest studio album, Egypt Station, which will be released on September 7. The trek also includes previously announced Canadian concerts in September and U.K. shows in December. In addition, Sir Paul will be playing two headlining sets at the 2018 Austin City Limits Music Festival, scheduled for October 5-7 and October 12-14 in Austin, Texas. The exact dates of his ACL festival performances haven't been announced.

Here are all of McCartney's confirmed 2018 concerts:

9/17 -- Quebec City, QC, Canada, the Videotron Centre
9/20 -- Montreal, QC, Canada, Bell Centre
9/28 -- Winnipeg, MB, Canada, Bell MTS Place
9/30 -- Edmonton, AB, Canada, Rogers Place
10/5-7, 12-14 -- Austin, TX, Zilker Park - ACL Music Festival
12/3 -- Krakow, Poland, Tauron Arena
12/5 -- Vienna, Austria, Stadthalle
12/12 -- Liverpool, U.K., Echo Arena
12/14 -- Glasgow, U.K., SSE Hydro
12/16 -- London, U.K., O2 Arena

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Mick Rock/Wolfson EntertainmentAfter a two-week break, Daryl Hall & John Oates resume their tour with Train tonight in Montreal.  If you're planning to check out the tour, you'll see Daryl putting his experience as a club owner to good use.  The Rock & Roll Hall of Famer owns his own venue -- Daryl's House in Pawling, NY -- and he says that's helped him make this arena tour feel much more intimate.

"I love clubs, I think the clubs are the greatest environment for music because there is no fourth wall," he tells ABC Radio. "You go to my club, the stage and the floor the same thing, just about, and it's designed that way -- I gave it a lot of thought.  And [so]...I try to make...the arena be like a big version of that."

So even though Hall & Oates are playing to venues of 20,000 fans or more, Daryl says it doesn't feel that way.

"When you come to a show of mine, you're gonna feel like you're in the show, not that you're just observing the show," he insists. "It's the way I set up the screens, the lights, the way I see the audience --  because I can see the audience. I'm not just blinded by spotlights, looking in the darkness."

He adds, "I can actually see people, so I can respond to people, and they can respond to me, and it becomes like a big club. I love doing that. I love being able to control a situation that big and make it as intimate as possible."

The show features an opening set from Train, then a longer set from Hall & Oates. The duo also bring Train's Pat Monahan back onstage for a few tunes, including their joint single "Philly Forget Me Not." 

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Graham Nash is currently touring Europe in support of his new solo compilation, Over the Years…, but his fans continue to wonder if he'll finally end his years-long feud with David Crosby to pave the way for a Crosby, Stills & Nash reunion.

"There will be no [more] Crosby, Stills & Nash or Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young," Nash tells ABC Radio, then admits that he might consider changing his mind if Neil Young is open to collaborating again.

"I'm a musician, and several times in my past Neil has come to my house and said, 'Hey…I got these songs, man. You want a piece of these?'" Graham explains. "And if that happens, if I hear a song that's kicking me in the a** that I want to be a part of, what do I do? I have to overcome my stupid teenage arguments with Crosby."

Nash says he, Young and Stephen Stills are all on good terms, but none of them are speaking with Crosby.

Young's rift with Crosby began when he made insulting comments about Neil's girlfriend, actress Darryl Hannah, in a 2014 interview.

"You cannot put his girlfriend down like David did in press and expect Neil Young not to do anything," Graham maintains. "Are you crazy?"

Nash tells ABC Radio that his own issues with Crosby stem from comments David made on his social media sites claiming that Graham's 2013 memoir, Wild Tales, was "a book full of lies."

"It was unnecessary and devastating, because it stopped the music instantly," Nash said.

Graham explains that he's always considered David, Stephen and Neil his brothers, noting that brothers "don't always agree."

Nash points out, "We would always work [our differences] out somehow…but I don't think we can come back from this [particular set of arguments]."

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InterscopeLast month, U2 released a remix of its new tune "Love Is Bigger than Anything in Its Way" that was created by Grammy-winning alternative rocker Beck. Now, the Irish band has debuted an official video for the remix on its official YouTube channel.

The stop-motion animated clip is basically a painting come to life, and ends up as a metaphor for getting out of your own head.

U2 previously teamed up with Beck for a remix of the group's recent song "Lights of Home." The studio versions of both "Lights of Home" and "Love Is Bigger than Anything in Its Way" appear on U2's latest album, Songs of Experience.

Besides the remixes, Beck opened for U2 last year during a leg of the tour commemorating the 30th anniversary of their classic album The Joshua Tree.

U2 recently wrapped up a North American leg of its eXPERIENCE iNNOCENCE Tour in support of Songs of Experience. The trek will continue with a European outing that gets underway August 31 in Berlin.

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Kenny Loggins has teamed up with Adam Reader, the online music expert and interviewer known as the Professor of Rock, for a new series of web documentaries that will feature Loggins sharing the stories behind some of his best-known tunes.

Dubbed the Summer of Loggins, the series will feature a new weekly installment premiering each Tuesday at through September 25.

In a preview trailer for the Summer of Loggins series, Reader runs down the singer/songwriter's many career achievements, including his work with Jim Messina in the duo Loggins & Messina and his monster hits that appeared on film soundtracks during the 1980s. The clip also features snippets of Kenny talking about some of those hits, like the Footloose theme song, "I'm Alright" from Caddyshack, and "Danger Zone" from Top Gun.

To bring the Summer of Loggins celebration to a close, a live event featuring Kenny and the Professor of Rock will be held on Saturday, October 6, at Sand Hollow Resort in St. George, Utah. A contest has been launched offering one fan the chance to nab two free VIP tickets to the event, including a meet-and-greet, round-trip airfare and a two-night stay at the resort for the winner and a guest. To enter, you must make and submit a video explaining why you're the ultimate Kenny Loggins fan. Find out more about the contest at and at the Professor of Rock's Facebook fan page.

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Jean Catuffe/Getty ImagesSome English soccer fans have charged Rolling Stones singer Mick Jagger with jinxing whatever team he supports, including his home country's, and the outcome of Wednesday's World Cup semi-final match in Moscow, a 2-1 loss to Croatia, has done nothing to change that.

Jagger was in the stands Wednesday rooting for England, but the loss continues an apparent trend that began in 2010: At every World Cup match the rock legend has attended, the team he's supported has been defeated.

According to U.K. newspaper The Telegraph, the "curse" started in 2010 when Jagger and former President Bill Clinton attended a match between the United States and Ghana during the South Africa-hosted World Cup. The U.S. fell 2-1 and were knocked out of the tournament.

In 2014, when the World Cup took place in Brazil, Mick was in attendance as the host country's team was crushed by Germany 7-1 in the semi-finals. Jagger, whose son Lucas is the product of an affair with Brazilian model Luciana Morad, was, as you'd expect, rooting for Brazil.

Move ahead to this year's World Cup, as Jagger -- with sons Lucas and James accompanying him -- was seen at France's semi-final match against Belgium on Tuesday. Judging by photos capturing him scowling in the stands, Mick was likely rooting for the Belgians, who were defeated 1-0 by the French.

For England's match against Croatia, Jagger was once again joined by his two sons. He even posted a video on his Twitter feed showing him in the stands yelling, "Come on, England!" Unfortunately for Mick and his fellow fans, England's hopes for a victory were shattered.

Meanwhile, Jagger may have unknowingly foreshadowed England's 2018 World Cup campaign with a solo single he released last year. The song's title? "England Lost."

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Greg Gorman/PRNewsfoto/Elton John AIDS FoundationElton John and Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex, have announced that they'll be launching a new global coalition focused on improving access to HIV testing and treatment for men.

The coalition and its new campaign will be unveiled at the 2018 International AIDS Conference in Amsterdam on July 24.

"Two years ago at the 21st International AIDS Conference in Durban, South Africa the Duke of Sussex and I participated in a panel looking at HIV and youth -- the only age demographic where HIV infections are rising not falling," Elton says in a statement.

He continues, "Since then, my Foundation, along with other partners, have been undertaking participatory, human-centered design research collectively covering six countries. A critical finding from this work is the urgent need to rapidly scale up men's access to and engagement in HIV testing and treatment services."

Elton founded the Elton John AIDS Foundation in 1992 and was close friends with Prince Harry's mom, Princess Diana, who was an advocate for AIDS and HIV causes.

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Legacy RecordingsOn September 7, a couple of weeks before the end of his Homeward Bound -- The Farewell Tour, Paul Simon will release a new studio album called In the Blue Light. The 10-track collection features new versions of some of the folk-rock legend's favorite tunes from his back catalog, incorporating jazz and classical influences.

"This album consists of songs that I thought were almost right, or were odd enough to be overlooked the first time around," explains the 76-year-old Rock & Roll Hall of Famer. "Re-doing arrangements, harmonic structures, and lyrics that didn't make their meaning clear, gave me time to clarify in my own head what I wanted to say, or realize what I was thinking and make it more easily understood."

Among the many guest artists who contributed to the album are such respected jazz artists as Wynton Marsalis, Jack DeJohnette, Bill Frisell, and John Patitucci, as well as the New York City chamber-music ensemble yMusic. In addition, Simon's wife, singer/songwriter Edie Brickell, adds finger snaps to a new rendition of Paul's 19734 gem "One Man's Ceiling Is Another Man's Floor." Meanwhile, Simon's longtime guitarist Vincent Nguini, who died last year, lent his talents to an update of Paul's 2000 tune "Darling Lorraine."

In the Blue Light was co-produced by Simon and Roy Halee, who has worked with Paul since the Simon & Garfunkel days.

Simon reflects on the project in a video preview of the album that you can watch on his official VEVO YouTube channel. "It's a very interesting process to be able to go back and [rework my compositions]," he says. "Songs all change. They all evolve into something else."

In the Blue Light is available for pre-order now.

Here's the album's full track list:

"One Man's Ceiling Is Another Man's Floor"
"Can't Run But"
"How the Heart Approaches What It Yearns"
"Pigs, Sheep and Wolves"
"René and Georgette Magritte with Their Dog After the War"
"The Teacher"
"Darling Lorraine"
"Some Folks' Lives Roll Easy"
"Questions for the Angels"

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Marianna Burdon; FerialFounding Animals frontman Eric Burdon, Patti Smith and The Grateful Dead's Bob Weir will perform at 2018 Pathway to Paris concert, taking place September 14 at The Masonic in San Francisco.

As with previous Pathway to Paris shows, the upcoming concert aims to raise awareness about climate change, and will specifically focus on "the potential for cities to push for, achieve, and go beyond the climate targets highlighted in The Paris Agreement." The Paris Agreement is an international treaty that entered into force in 2016, and signed by more than 170 parties to date, that seeks to bring all countries together to work to "combat climate change and adapt to its effects."

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Others appearing at the event include Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea, artist Olafur Eliasson and Pathway to Paris co-founder Jesse Paris Smith, who is Patti Smith's daughter.

The inaugural Pathway to Paris concert was held in Paris in 2015. Last year's edition, held at New York City's Carnegie Hall, also featured Flea and Patti, as well R.E.M.'s Michael Stipe.

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