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Legacy RecordingsA new comprehensive three-CD compilation of the 1967 solo recordings Van Morrison made for the Bang Records label will be released April 28. The Authorized Bang Collection features two discs' worth of recordings produced by late Bang founder Bert Berns -- who'd previously worked with Morrison's band, Them -- as well as a disc of the much-bootlegged series of short demos Van made in 1967 to complete his contractual obligation to the label.

The first disc of the collection presents, for the first time on CD, original stereo mixes of a variety of early Morrison tunes, including his classic hit "Brown Eyed Girl," "T.B. Sheets," "Spanish Rose," and "Ro Ro Rosey. It also includes original mono mixes of "Beside You" and "Madame George" -- two songs that would later appear on Van's acclaimed 1968 album, Astral Weeks -- plus a rare demo version of "The Smile You Smile."

The second disc features the rare original edited mono single mixes of "Brown Eyed Girl" and "Ro Ro Rosey," as well as a variety of previously unreleased takes of those songs and other tunes.

The collection's third disc, titled Contractual Obligation Session, features 31 short songs Morrison recorded showcasing the singer/songwriter's humor and frustration as he prepared to end his association by Bang Records.

Here's the full track list of The Authorized Bang Collection:

Disc One: The Original Masters
"Brown Eyed Girl" [original stereo mix]
"He Ain't Give You None" [original stereo mix]
"T.B. Sheets" [original stereo mix]
"Spanish Rose" [original stereo mix]
"Goodbye Baby (Baby Goodbye)" [original stereo mix]
"Ro Ro Rosey" [original stereo mix]
"Who Drove the Red Sports Car" [original stereo mix]
"Midnight Special" [original stereo mix]
"It's All Right" [original stereo mix]
"Send Your Mind" [original stereo mix]
"The Smile You Smile" [original stereo mix]
"The Back Room" [original stereo mix]
"Joe Harper Saturday Morning" [original stereo mix]
"Beside You" [original mono mix]
"Madame George" [original mono mix]
"Chick-A-Boom" [original mono mix]
"The Smile You Smile" [demo]

Disc Two: Bang Sessions & Rarities
"Brown Eyed Girl" [original edited mono single mix]
"Ro Ro Rosey" [original mono single mix with backing vocals]
"T.B. Sheets" [Take 2]*
"Goodbye Baby (Baby Goodbye)" [Takes 10 & 11]*
"Send Your Mind" [Take 3]*
"Midnight Special" [Take 7]
"He Ain't Give You None" [Take 4]
"Ro Ro Rosey" [Take 2]*
"Who Drove the Red Sports Car" [Take 6]
"Beside You" [Take 2]*
"Joe Harper Saturday Morning" [Take 2]*
"Beside You" [Take 5]*
"Spanish Rose" [Take 14]*
"Brown Eyed Girl" [Takes 1-6]*
"Brown Eyed Girl" [Takes 7-11]*

Disc Three: Contractual Obligation Session
"Twist and Shake"
"Shake and Roll"
"Stomp and Scream"
"Scream and Holler"
"Jump and Thump"
"Drivin' Wheel"
"Just Ball"
"Shake It Mable"
"Hold On George"
"The Big Royalty Check"
"Ring Worm"
"Savoy Hollywood"
"Freaky If You Got This Far"
"Up Your Mind"
"Thirty Two"
"All the Bits"
"You Say France and I Whistle"
"Blowin' Your Nose"
"Nose in Your Blow"
"La Mambo"
"Go for Yourself"
"Want a Danish"
"Here Comes Dumb George"
"Chickee Coo"
"Do It"
"Hang On Groovy"
"Goodbye George"
"Dum Dum George"
"Walk and Talk"
"The Wobble"
"Wobble and Ball"

* = previously unissued.

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ABC/Randy HolmesThe 2014 action-comedy movie Kingsman: The Secret Service, starring Colin Firth as a British spy, was an unexpected hit, and the sequel will be released in September.  A new poster for the film confirms that Elton John is part of the cast...after he didn't quite make it into the first one.

Matthew Vaughn, director of the first film, told ABC Radio in 2015 that movie "had a whole fun sub-plot about celebrities being kidnapped." He explained, "I had an idea of, who's the worst celebrity you'd want to have locked in a cell? And I came up with Elton John, and having Elton John throwing these huge tantrums. And then I wanted to do an action scene of Elton John kicking the living daylights out of people."

But the celebrities Vaughn wanted involved said no, and then, he says, he became uncomfortable with the idea of the stars playing themselves.  While Elton's on board this time, it's not clear whether or not he'll play himself.

In the sequel, Eggsy, played by Taron Egerton, and his trainer, Merlin, played by Mark Strong,  team with the American version of the Kingsmen -- the Statesmen -- to stop a criminal mastermind, played by Julianne Moore.  Colin Firth's character, Harry Hart, died in the first movie, but he's also listed as one of the stars of the new film, so we'll have to see how they handle that.

In addition to Firth, Moore and Elton John, the cast also includes Oscar-winners Jeff Bridges and Halle Berry, as well as Channing Tatum.

#Kingsman: The Golden Circle. Coming Soon.

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PRNewsFoto/Rolls-RoyceIn December, Rolls-Royce announced that The Who's Roger Daltrey was one of several U.K. musicians who were helping to design collectors-edition versions of the luxury car company's Wraith model that will raise money for select charities. Now, the first four vehicles in the "Inspired by British Music" series have been unveiled, including two by Daltrey, one by Kinks frontman Ray Davies and one by Giles Martin, son of late Beatles producer George Martin.

As previously reported, one car that Daltrey helped design features The Who's famous bulls-eye logo, as well as a laser-etched design depicting Roger's trademark swinging microphone on its doors, while the second incorporates a graphic inspired by the cover of the band's 1969 rock opera, Tommy.

The Davies-inspired auto features lyrics to select Kinks songs penned by Ray etched into its doors and an embroidered version of the band's logo in its cabin.

The car Giles Martin helped design pays tribute to his late father, and includes the titles of the 30 #1 singles he produced embroidered into the cabin, as well as an engraving depicting George's handwritten arrangement for The Beatles' "Yesterday."

Other well-known U.K. music stars who also are designing Rolls-Royce Wraiths in conjunction with the series include The Rolling Stones' Ronnie Wood, Status Quo frontman Francis Rossi, and Shirley Bassey.

The vehicles are expected to be sold this year, and a portion of the money from the sales will go toward charities chosen by the artists. Not surprisingly, Daltrey has chosen the Teenage Cancer Trust as the beneficiary of the cars he helped design.

For more information, visit Rolls-RoyceMotorCars.com.

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St. Martin's PressWhen you're half of one of the all-time best-selling musical duos, you've got a lot of stories to tell.  That's why John Oates penned his memoir, Change of Seasons, documenting his years with Hall & Oates, and his life in general.

Oates tells ABC Radio, "I hope [fans] get a little bit of insight into me as an individual, because my entire persona...out there in the world is really tied up with my partnership with Daryl [Hall]."

"That's not something I will ever deny, but at the same time, I've got an interesting story to tell," he notes, saying writing the book had him "walking that tightrope between telling my personal story and telling my version of the Hall & Oates story."

A former journalism student and avid reader, John thought writing a book would be a "great challenge," but found it differed from the instant gratification of writing a song.

"I write a song...and I can play it for people and get an immediate reaction," he tells ABC Radio. "With a book, especially a project that takes two years, you're kind of writing in a void."

The book certainly is full of great stories, especially the ones behind some of the duo's hits.  Take "Maneater" -- John says it was inspired by a gorgeous, foul-mouthed woman he saw at a club.

"I thought, 'Man, she would just chew you up,'" he recalls. "I got back home, and I said, 'She will chew you up...She's a maneater!'"

But then, he and Daryl decided the song would be a "lot cooler" if "Maneater" was a metaphor.

"It was the New York City in the '80s," he reveals. "Crazy greed...was kind of in the air. And we said, 'You know, this is a metaphor for the city itself.'"

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Travis Shinn; Courtesy of TotoPat Benatar and Toto recently announced the first three dates of a planned 2017 co-headlining tour, and now the veteran pop-rock acts have confirmed 10 additional shows.

The trek will kick off August 21 in Livermore, California, and currently is plotted out through a September 16 concert in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

Other newly announced shows include performances in Phoenix; Las Vegas; Albuquerque, New Mexico; and Tulsa, Oklahoma. A few more concerts will be added to the tour soon.

As always, Benatar will be accompanied by her husband and longtime guitarist Neil Giraldo. Both Benatar & Giraldo and Toto have a variety of other 2017 gigs on their respective tour schedules, which you can check out at BenatarGiraldo.com and TotoOfficial.com.

Here are all of the Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo/Toto co-headlining dates:

8/21 -- Livermore, CA, The Concerts at Wente Vineyards
8/25 -- Lincoln, CA, Thunder Valley Casino Resort
8/27 -- Los Angeles, CA, The Greek*
8/29 -- Phoenix, AZ, Comerica Theatre
8/31 -- Pala, CA, Pala Casino Spa & Resort - Starlight Theater
9/1 -- Indio, CA, Fantasy Springs Resort Casino - Special Events Center
9/2 -- Las Vegas, NV, Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa - The Sandbar
9/4 -- Layton, UT, Kenley Centennial Amphitheatre
9/6 -- Albuquerque, NM, Sandia Resort & Casino
9/8 -- Tulsa, OK, River Spirit Casino
9/10 -- Peachtree City, GA, Frederick Brown Amphitheatre*
9/14 -- New York, NY, Beacon Theatre*
9/16 -- Atlantic City, NJ, Tropicana Casino & Resort - Tropicana Showroom

* = previously announced date.

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Green Amp RecordsKinks guitarist Dave Davies' new album with his son Russ, Open Road, won't be released until Friday, but you can check out an exclusive preview of the entire nine-track collection at PasteMagazine.com.

Speaking about the project with Paste, Dave notes, "This was truly a collaborative thing. Russ would come up with a musical idea, and I would think, 'Okay, where are we going to go with this?'"

The 70-year-old Rock & Roll Hall of Famer also tells the magazine that his son's experience working with electronic music added an interesting element to the recordings.

"He has a really good sense of structure, of placement, of landscapes," Dave maintains. "He would bring me these amazing musical landscapes and I would work out lyrics and add in my guitar."

Regarding the lyrics, Dave says the album's songs focus on various topics, but overall, Open Road "looks back on those innocent days gone by while also being hopeful for the future."

This reflective theme is apparent from the first words of the album's lead track, "Path Is Long": "It's not where were going, it's not where you've been/ Or how much money you made, it's how we have lived."

As previously reported, Dave will be heading out on a U.S. spring tour in support of Open Road that kicks off April 6 in Milwaukee and is mapped out through a May 1 concert in Nashville.

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Credit: Norman Jean RoyCollege graduations usually draw attention for their commencement speakers, but one college somewhere will make headlines this year for its commencement concert.

Jon Bon Jovi announced today a new contest that'll end with him and his band crashing a college graduation.

"I know -- having two kids graduating college this year -- the joy that families that have gone through the years with their children getting ready for this moment," the father of four said today on ABC's Good Morning America. "The idea that we would come by [and perform]...it’s pretty neat."

Jon spoke to GMA by phone from Detroit, the latest stop on the band's This House Is Not for Sale tour.

The song "Reunion," on the band's album of the same name, inspired the college graduation contest, Jon said, with lyrics that include, "Make this the best of the rest of your days/Start your revolution and I'll see you at the reunion."

College seniors can try for a chance to have Bon Jovi perform at their graduation by sharing their best college moments on Twitter using the hashtag #JBJReunionContest. The contest is run in partnership with MTVU.

Jon said he plans to give the winning college graduates "some words" of advice. If he were a college senior, the singer would stretch far back into history for a dream commencement guest.

"Probably somebody who is smart like George Washington or Ben Franklin," he said. "But if I could have a musician come out and talk to me I’d probably want [Frank] Sinatra to come back. Can you imagine Frank coming out and giving a commencement speech?"

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Credit: Danny ClinchA date and site for Chuck Berry's funeral have been revealed. A rep for the late rock 'n' roll pioneer confirmed to ABC Radio that a memorial service for Berry will take place Sunday, April 9, in his hometown of St. Louis.

A public viewing, running from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. local time, will be held at The Pageant, located at 6161 Delmar Boulevard. A private service for Berry, to be attended by his family and friends, will follow.

Berry died on March 18 at his home in St. Charles County, Illinois, at the age of 90. As previously reported, a posthumous studio album called Chuck is scheduled to be released June 16.

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Courtesy of Sarasota County Sheriff's OfficeDonna Betts, wife of founding Allman Brothers Band guitarist Dickey Betts, was arrested Monday in Osprey, Florida, after she allegedly threatened to shoot a group of high-school students who are part of a local rowing crew.

According to an arrest report ABC Radio obtained from the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office, Donna was taken into custody after deputies observed a video of her standing on a dock and aiming a rifle at the crew members while threatening to shoot them.

According to the report, the video, which was taken with a cell phone, shows Ms. Betts pointing the rifle at various students -- who'd gathered at a site next to her property for their daily rowing practice -- while yelling at them to stay off her property. As the video ends, Ms. Betts throws the gun into the water. The report says the students did not go onto Donna's property at any time.

"The video depicts the fear in the students' voices as they ask why she was pointed the rifle at them," says the report.

The document also says that after throwing her gun into the water, Donna called 911 and said, "The crew from Sarasota High School have destroyed her life and she has had it."

The gun was later recovered and brought to the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office.

A report on the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office website shows that Ms. Betts was charged with more than a dozen counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill.

The police report says coaches and members of the rowing crew claim report that they have had other conflicts with Ms. Betts in the past.

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Credit: Jimmy KingThe chance to play the late David Bowie's piano while enjoying unobstructed views of Central Park in a New York City apartment could be yours, for about $6.5 million.

A three-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bath apartment once owned by Bowie and his wife, Iman, went on the market on Monday. The couple sold the apartment, located in the Essex House on Central Park South, in 2002, 10 years after they wed.

Bowie's Yamaha piano was included in the 2002 sale and has remained in the apartment ever since.

The current sellers, who didn't buy the apartment from Bowie and Iman, are keeping the tradition alive by including the piano in the listing price.

"I would imagine it is hard to move but I think it's really a great catch for buyers," the apartment's exclusive agent, Bernice Leventhal of the Corcoran Group, tells ABC News.

The 1,877-square-foot home features a limestone foyer, a walk-in closet, two master-sized bedrooms, and a master bath with a rain shower and heated floors.

Bowie died in January 2016 of cancer at the age of 69. He and Iman were married for 24 years and have one child together, daughter Alexandria "Lexi" Zahra Jones.

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Dave M. Benett/Getty ImagesGeorge Michael's nearest and dearest came together Wednesday for an intimate funeral for the late music icon, according to a statement on behalf of his family.

"Family and close friends gathered for the small, private ceremony to say goodbye to their beloved Son, Brother and Friend," the statement reads.

It continues, "George Michael's family would like to thank his fans across the world for their many messages of love and support. We ask that the family's wish for privacy be respected so that they can continue to live their lives privately, away from any media intrusion."

The statement adds that no further details on the funeral will be released.

Michael died of heart-related natural causes on Christmas Day last year. He was 53.

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Pink Floyd Records/Legacy RecordingsThe Abbey Road Studios recording console used in the making of Pink Floyd's classic 1973 album The Dark Side of the Moon has sold at a music memorabilia auction for $1.8 million, more than twice its pre-sale estimated price of $700,000. The sale was held Monday at Bonham's auction house in New York City.

The console was installed in studio two at the famous London recording facility from 1971 to 1983, and is one of two custom-made consoles created by EMI engineers. Other artists whose albums were recorded using the console include Paul McCartney and Wings, George Harrison, Ringo Starr, Kate Bush and The Cure.

Producer Mike Hedges bought the console from Abbey Road in 1983 and had used it in his home studio until deciding to auction it. It remains in full working order.

The console's purchaser also received a letter of authenticity from former Abbey Road Studios manager Ken Townsend, as well as a copy of The Dark Side of the Moon.

Last Friday, Pink Floyd released six individual volumes of rare recordings and video footage that initially were issued together in November 2016 in the expansive box set The Early Years, 1967-1972.

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Courtesy of Rock & Roll Hall of FameThe Rock & Roll Hall of Fame's class of 2017 will be welcomed into the hallowed institution at a ceremony held on April 7 in Brooklyn, New York, and to celebrate the new inductees a special exhibit will open this Friday, March 31, at Cleveland's Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. The display will feature items from all of the 2017 inductees -- Journey, Electric Light Orchestra, Yes, Joan Baez, Pearl Jam, Tupac Shakur and Nile Rodgers.

Journey's contribution to the exhibit is a parlor grand piano that keyboardist Jonathan Cain played on all of the band's 1980s tours and continued to use until 2007. ELO will be represented by a gold Gibson Les Paul guitar played by frontman Jeff Lynne around 1974. Also featured will be a variety of collectible Yes tour memorabilia, including a point-of-sale sign from the trek in support of the prog-rock band's Drama album.

In addition, the contract Baez signed to perform at the 1969 Woodstock festival and a Stuyvesant Guitar Man electric guitar used by Rodgers around 1980 will be on display.

The exhibition also will feature a video presentation of highlights from past induction ceremonies that will be updated to include footage from this year's event.

The 2017 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will be held at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. An HBO special focusing on the event will premiere Saturday, April 29, at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

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Credit: Jill JarrettIf you love The Doors madly, here's some cool news: The band's founding guitarist, Robby Krieger, has announced a series of spring U.S. tour dates with his solo band. The trek kicks off April 7 in Pasadena, California, and is mapped out through a June 17 concert in Davenport, Iowa.

Krieger's outing also includes stops in New York City, Nashville, Indianapolis and Chicago. Fans can expect to hear a set made up mainly of classic Doors material. Robby's band features his son Waylon on lead vocals, as well as bassist Phil Chen and drummer Ty Dennis, who served as the longtime rhythm section of the various Doors spinoff bands Krieger's led with late keyboardist Ray Manzarek.

As previously reported, The Doors are celebrating the 50th anniversary of their self-titled debut album this year. An expanded reissue of the record is due out this Friday, March 31, and various special events are expected to be announced later in 2017.

Here are all of Krieger's confirmed solo tour dates, according to RobbyKrieger.com:

4/7 -- Pasadena, CA, The Rose
4/8 -- Ojai, CA, Ojai Libbey Bowl
4/16 -- New York, NY, City Winery
4/19 -- Shirley, MA, Bull Run
4/21 -- Greensburg, PA, Palace Theatre
4/22 -- Newton, NJ, Newton Theatre
4/23 -- Ardmore, PA, Ardmore Music Hall
5/5 -- Nashville, TN, City Winery
5/7 -- Indianapolis, IN, Egyptian Room at Old National Centre
5/9 -- Chicago, IL, City Winery
5/27 -- Simi Valley, CA, Rancho Santa Susana Community
6/17 -- Davenport, IA, Centennial Park

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Stevie Nicks and Mick Fleetwood of Fleetwood Mac (Samir Hussein/Getty Images)We've finally got confirmation of this summer's bi-coastal The Classic East and The Classic West festivals

As first reported by Billboard nearly three weeks ago, there will be six artists in all playing each two-night weekend festival. The first night will feature The Eagles, Steely Dan and The Doobie Brothers.  The second night will feature Fleetwood Mac, Journey and Earth, Wind & Fire.  

The Classic West takes place first, July 15 and 16 at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, while The Classic East -- with the same lineup -- will happen July 29 and 30 at Citi Field in New York.

And just as the hype declares, one ticket is good for two nights to see six legendary bands.  They go on sale Friday, April 7, local time via Ticketmaster.

Steely Dan, Journey, Earth, Wind & Fire and The Doobie Brothers are all touring separately during the spring and summer.  So far, The Eagles and Fleetwood Mac haven't announced any dates beyond the festivals. 

It's also worth noting this will be the first time The Eagles have played a concert gig since the death of co-founder Glenn Frey in January 2016.  They did join with their friend Jackson Browne at the 2016 Grammy Awards to pay tribute to Frey, but Don Henley subsequently told the BBC that he felt that performance "was the final farewell" for his band.

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Asylum RecordsSeminal recordings by The Eagles, Don McLean and Wilson Pickett have been chosen for preservation by the National Recording Registry of the Library of Congress.

The registry chooses recordings each year based on their "cultural, artistic and historical importance to American society and the nation’s audio heritage," according to the Library of Congress.

The Eagles' Their Greatest Hits (1971–1975), one of the best-selling albums of all time, is on this year's list of recordings to be preserved, as is Don McLean's 1971 opus "American Pie."

In a statement, McLean said, "With few exceptions American music is the whole of popular music. We have done it all. Written the greatest songs and produced the greatest artists. I am so proud to be a part of this creative effort.”  

Several notable singles also made this year's list: Pickett's 1965 classic "In the Midnight Hour," Big Mama Thornton's original 1953 version of "Hound Dog," Sister Sledge's 1979 smash "We Are Family," Judy Collins' 1970 recording of "Amazing Grace," and Barbra Streisand's signature tune, 1964's "People."

Streisand said in a statement, "It is so humbling and gratifying to learn that my recording of the song ‘People’ by composer Jule Styne and lyricist Bob Merrill will be installed in the National Recording Registry of the Library of Congress...I believe ‘People’ touched our common desire to relate to others with love and caring, and I’ve always tried to express this in my renditions of this magical song.”

Also on this year's list: David Bowie's 1972 album The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars, Talking Heads' 1980 album Remain in Light, and the original 1975 cast recording of the musical The Wiz.

More info on the individual recordings is at the Library of Congress website.

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Courtesy of Rock & Roll Hall of FameThe Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony takes place Friday, April 7, and the rest of the stars who'll be inducting this year's honorees have been announced, along with some special guests.

Confirming media reports, Snoop Dogg will induct the late rapper Tupac Shakur.  George Harrison's son, Dhani, will induct Electric Light Orchestra: The late Beatle and ELO leader Jeff Lynne were close friends and longtime musical collaborators.

Journey will be inducted by the frontman of another Bay Area pop/rock band: Pat Monahan of Train Nile Rodgers will be inducted by singer, songwriter and producer Pharrell Williams.

In addition, Lenny Kravitz will perform a very special tribute to Prince, who died last April.  Other performers include Alicia Keys, Mary Chapin Carpenter and the Indigo Girls.

What's still unknown is whether or not former Journey frontman Steve Perry will be present to be inducted alongside his old band, or perform with them, or both.

Previously announced presenters include Neil Young inducting Pearl Jam, Jackson Browne inducting Joan Baez and Rush's Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson inducting Yes.

The ceremony will premiere on HBO on April 29 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

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Christopher Polk/Getty Images for VH1He didn't appear at the formal ceremony last December, but Bob Dylan will soon make the trip to Stockholm, Sweden, to finally meet with the Nobel Prize folks, who last October awarded him the Nobel Prize in Literature.

A blog post today by Sara Danius, permanent secretary of the Swedish Academy -- which awards the Nobel Prize -- announces that Dylan will meet with academy officials when he visits Stockholm "in a few days" to play two previously announced concerts on Saturday and Sunday.   

"The Swedish Academy is very much looking forward to the weekend and will show up at one of the performances," Danius writes.  "The Academy will then hand over Dylan's Nobel diploma and the Nobel medal, and congratulate him on the Nobel Prize in Literature. The setting will be small and intimate, and no media will be present; only Bob Dylan and members of the Academy will attend, all according to Dylan's wishes."

You may remember, it took a few weeks before Dylan even formally acknowledged his Nobel selection last year.  He then skipped December's formal ceremony, citing prior commitments -- U.S. Swedish Ambassador Azita Raji stood in for him, and Patti Smith performed Dylan's "A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall."  However, in order to collect the $870,000 in prize money that comes with the honor, he's required to deliver a lecture within six months of his win. 

"Please note that no Nobel Lecture will be held," writes Danius, but adds, "The Academy has reason to believe that a taped version will be sent at a later point."

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Credit: Jess GriffinWith Ann Wilson scheduled to wind down the initial leg her 2017 solo tour on Friday, April 7, in Cranston, Rhode Island, the Heart singer has now announced plans to return to the road in May and stay there straight on into the summer.

Wilson's new series of dates begins with a May 19 concert in Indio, California, and is mapped out through a July 2 in Anaheim, California.  The second leg features a total of 24 dates in all.

As previously reported, Wilson's solo show includes performances of Heart classics, cover songs by some of the artists who influenced her and material from her solo albums. Her backing band includes Heart guitarist Craig Bartok, who also played with Ann's recent side project The Ann Wilson Thing; The Ann Wilson Thing bassist Andy Stoller; and ex-Heart drummer/percussionist Denny Fongheiser.

Among the covers Wilson has been singing at her recent shows are The Who's "The Real Me," "Won't Get Fooled Again" and "Love, Reign O'er Me"; The Jimi Hendrix Experience's "Manic Depression"; Yes' "I've Seen All Good People"; The Black Crowes' "She Talks to Angels"; Peter Gabriel's "Don't Give Up"; The Animals' "We've Gotta Get Out of This Place"; The Buffalo Springfield's "For What It's Worth"; and Aretha Franklin's "Ain't No Way."

Here are all of the upcoming dates on the Ann Wilson of Heart Tour:

3/29 -- Alexandria, VA, The Birchmere
3/30 -- Westbury, NY, The Space at Westbury Theater
4/1 -- Peekskill, NY, Paramount Hudson Valley
4/2 -- Londonderry, NH, Tupelo Music Hall
4/4 -- Englewood, NJ, Bergen Performing Arts Center
4/6 -- Glenside, PA, Keswick Theatre
4/7 -- Cranston, RI, Park Theatre PAC
5/19 -- Indio, CA, Fantasy Springs Casino
5/21 -- Solana Beach, CA, Belly Up
5/23 -- Phoenix, AZ, Celebrity Theatre
5/26 -- Florence, KY, UC Health Stadium
5/28 -- St. Louis, MO, River City Casino
5/31 -- Dallas, TX, Bomb Factory
6/1 -- San Antonio, TX, The Aztec Theater
6/3 -- Corpus Christi, TX, Concrete Street Pavilion
6/4 -- Houston, TX, Arena Theatre
6/6 -- Atlanta, GA, Buckhead Theatre
6/8 -- Fort Lauderdale, FL, Parker Playhouse
6/10 -- Clearwater, FL, Capitol Theater
6/11 -- Fort Pierce, FL, Sunrise Theatre
6/13 -- Nashville, TN, Schermerhorn Symphony Center
6/14 -- Huber Heights, OH, Rose Music Center at The Heights
6/16 -- Chicago, IL, House of Blues
6/17 -- Warren, OH, W.D. Packard Music Hall
6/19 -- Kansas City, MO, Uptown Theatre
6/21 -- Cedar Falls, IA, Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center
6/26 -- Layton, UT, Kenley Amphitheater
6/27 -- Sandy, UT, Sandy City Amphitheater
6/29 -- Pleasanton, CA, Alameda County Fairgrounds
6/30 -- San Rafael, CA, Marin County Fair
7/2 -- Anaheim, CA, The Grove of Anaheim

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Courtesy of AXS TVWith Blondie gearing up for the May 5 release of its latest album, Pollinator, the influential New Wave band will be featured on a new AXS TV concert special premiering this Sunday, April 2, at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT.

The 80-minute program captures an intimate show singer Debbie Harry and company played at the studio of Chicago PBS affiliate WTTW.  It features performances of Blondie classics like "Dreaming," "One Way or Another," "Call Me," "Rapture" and "The Tide Is High," and also will give fans a live preview of the Pollinator tunes "Gravity" and "My Monster."

In other news, in advance of Pollinator's arrival, Blondie has released a new single called "Long Time." The band collaborated with indie-R&B artist Blood Orange on the track, which features infectious '80s synth sounds and dance beats reminiscent of Blondie's chart-topping 1979 hit "Heart of Glass."

A limited-edition seven-inch vinyl single featuring "Long Time" and a non-album track, "The Breaks," will be available in independent record shops in conjunction with the 2017 Record Store Day campaign on April 22. You can listen to "Long Time" now at Blondie's official VEVO YouTube channel.

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