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Arthur Brown and Vanilla Fudge's Mark Stein team up for spooky new single, "Zombie Yelp"

Purple Pyramid RecordsMembers of two hit-making 1960s acts, theatrical rocker Arthur Brown of The Crazy World of Arthur Brown and singer/keyboardist Mark Stein of Vanilla Fudge, have joined forces for a spooky new tune called "Zombie Yelp" that arrives just in time for Halloween.

The rocking, monster-themed tune is available now as a digital single and via streaming services.

Brown, best known for his group's 1968 #2 smash "Fire," co-wrote "Zombie Yelp" with former Hawkwind member Alan Davey, who produced the song and contributed bass to the track. Stein added vintage keyboards to the proceedings.

Musing about his history with Brown, Stein notes, "The Crazy World of Arthur Brown and Vanilla Fudge shared the stage back in the late '60s. Arthur is still crazy after all these years and still killin' it! 'Zombie Yelp' is a wild tune with great grooves and lyrics. I had a blast playing organ on it."

Reflecting on the collaboration, Davey says, "It was great fun writing this new song with Arthur, he's always a hoot to work with and his lyrics on this are funny as feck! I'm proud to have mixed and produced it too. Take your Zombie Yelp this Halloween and see what happens!"

Adds Brown enigmatically, "Spirits lagging? Need some help? Dive right in to the 'Zombie Yelp'!"

By Matt Friedlander
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The Grateful Dead's Bob Weir among artists performing during 'Rocky Horror' livestream to encourage voting

Courtesy of Wisconsin DemocratsGrateful Dead singer/guitarist Bob Weir is among a variety of artists who will be performing during a Rocky Horror Picture Show livestream event on Halloween to encourage voting, specifically in the swing state of Wisconsin.

The online show, which is being produced by the Democratic Party of Wisconsin, airs this Saturday, October 31, starting at 10 p.m. ET. Weir will be playing with Wolf Bros, his side group that also features acclaimed producer/bassist Don Was and RatDog drummer Jay Lane. Other performers include Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready and Fall Out Boy.

Also taking part in the event are several Rocky Horror Picture Show cast members: Tim Curry, who played Dr. Frank-N-Furter; Barry Bostwick, who portrayed Brad Majors; and Nell Campbell, who played Columbia. Other celebs participating in the livestream include Jason Alexander, Wilmer Valderrama, Lance Bass, Rosario Dawson, Seth Green and David Arquette.

For more info, visit WisDems.org/RockyHorror.

Earlier this week, Tenacious D released a guest-filled cover of the Rocky Horror song "Time Warp," also to encourage voting.

By Matt Friedlander
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Joni Mitchell says she's "showing slow improvement" following 2015 aneurysm; releases archival box set today

Kevin Mazur/VF20/WireImageJoni Mitchell Archives Vol. 1: The Early Years (1963-1967), a five-CD box set featuring almost six hours of previously unreleased recordings by lauded Canadian singer/songwriter Joni Mitchell, was released today.

This week, a new interview Mitchell did with music journalist/filmmaker Cameron Crowe was published in U.K. newspaper The Guardian timed to promote the new collection, during which the 76-year-old legend discusses her health following the debilitating brain aneurysm she suffered in 2015.

Joni notes that, lately, she hasn't been writing music, or playing guitar or piano, because she's been "just concentrating on getting my health back."

As she explains to Crowe, "[I'm] inching my way along. I'm showing slow improvement but moving forward."

Referencing her childhood bout with polio, Mitchell points out that after the aneurysm, "I had to learn how [to walk] again. I couldn't talk. Polio didn't grab me like that, but the aneurysm took away a lot more, really. Took away my speech and my ability to walk."

She adds, "I got my speech back quickly, but the walking I'm still struggling with. But I mean, I'm a fighter. I've got Irish blood! So…I knew, 'Here I go again, another battle.'"

As previously reported, the new box set feature demos, live performances and recordings from radio and TV appearances presented in chronological order, among them 29 original Mitchell songs never before released with her vocals.

The box set begins with the earliest-known recording of Mitchell, a 1963 radio-station performance in her hometown of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, when she was just 19. The collection finishes with a full performance Joni gave at the Canterbury House venue in Ann Arbor, Michigan, in October 1967, complete with spoken-word introductions to many songs.

Visit JoniMitchell.com for full details about the box set.

By Matt Friedlander
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AC/DC teases second 'Power Up' song, "Demon Fire"

Credit: Josh CheuseFollowing the release of lead single "Shot in the Dark," AC/DC is Power-ing Up another track from the band's much-anticipated new album.

The rock legends have posted a 53-second teaser of a fresh cut titled "Demon Fire" to their YouTube channel. The clip is accompanied by a brief video filled with fast cars and hellish creatures -- you know, about what you'd expect from an AC/DC song called "Demon Fire."

"Demon Fire" doesn't have an exact premiere date, but if nothing else, you'll get to hear it when Power Up drops November 13.

Power Up, the follow-up to 2014's Rock or Bust, was recorded by the surviving members of AC/DC's classic Back in Black lineup -- guitarist Angus Young, vocalist Brian Johnson, bassist Cliff Williams and drummer Phil Rudd -- plus guitarist Stevie Young, nephew of Angus and the late Malcolm Young. The record is a tribute to Malcolm, who died in 2017 at age 64.

By Josh Johnson
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Not one more night: Phil Collins' ex-wife agrees to leave his Miami mansion

Gustavo Caballero/Getty ImagesPhil Collins and his ex-wife Orianne Cevey will soon be once again living "Separate Lives": They appear, "Against All Odds," to have come to an agreement in the eviction lawsuit he filed against her and her new husband.

Phil's attorney told Page Six that Cevey and her husband, Thomas Bates, have agreed to move out of Phil's Miami mansion by mid-January.  Phil and Orianne, who divorced in 2008, had been living together after reconciling a few years ago -- but she then reportedly ran off to Las Vegas and married Bates without telling Phil. 

When Phil told her to leave the home, allegedly the couple refused, and, according to Phil, staged armed guards around the property and changed the security codes.

Phil's attorney said Orianne's actions were an attempt to "hold [the singer's] house as hostage to leverage a settlement during a protracted court case."

Phil plans to retrieve his valuable personal possessions from the home and sell the property, but Orianne still claims a 50% interest in the property.  That lawsuit will continue.

By Andrea Dresdale
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Members of Bon Jovi, GN'R, Quiet Riot & more taking part in pay-per-view fundraising event today

Courtesy of MeetHook.liveA variety of well-known rock artists, including Bon Jovi drummer Tico Torres and ex-Guns N' Roses drummer Steven Adler, will take part in a virtual fundraising event for New Jersey's Monmouth Museum organized by lauded rock photographer Mark Weiss that will stream live today at 6 p.m. ET at MeetHook.live/Rock.

The pay-per-view event, which costs $10, will feature a virtual tour of the "Mark Weiss: The Decade That Rocked" exhibition currently being hosted by the museum, as well as interviews with Torres, Adler, Twisted Sister's Dee Snider, Ratt's Stephen Pearcy, Zakk Wylde, Skid Row's Dave "The Snake" Sabo, former Quiet Riot bassist Rudy Sarzo, Great White's Jack Russell and many more.

In addition, the online bash will feature the screening of a rare 1987 video of late Quiet Riot frontman Kevin DuBrow, ex-Skid Row singer Sebastian Bach and Wylde performing the Quiet Riot hit "Bang Your Head" at Weiss' wedding in Red Bank, New Jersey. DuBrow, who died in 2007, would have celebrated his 65th birthday on Thursday, October 29.

Viewers of the pay-per-view event also will have the opportunity to win an 11-by-14-inch photo of Alice Cooper taken in 1987 by Weiss and signed by the shock rocker and Mark.

You can check out a promo video for the event featuring Weiss walking around his exhibit dressed as Cooper, as well as clips of Snider and Wylde, at The Decade That Rock's YouTube channel.

By Matt Friedlander
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Chart-topping songwriter Diane Warren releasing debut album, featuring Darius Rucker, Celine Dion & more

Nick Spanos; David McClisterAfter writing nine #1 hits and 32 top-10 singles, Oscar-nominated songwriter Diane Warren is finally releasing her debut album -- and enlisting her famous pals to sing on it, Billboard reports.

Warren, who wrote or co-wrote Aerosmith's "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing," Starship's "Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now," Cher's "If I Could Turn Back Time," Toni Braxton's "Unbreak My Heart," Celine Dion's "Because You Loved Me," LeAnn Rimes' "How Do I Live" and countless others, will release Diane Warren: The Cave Sessions Vol. 1 in early 2021.

Contributing vocals to the album are Hootie & the Blowfish frontman Darius Rucker, Dion, Mary J. Blige, John Legend and many others.

In a statement, Warren says, "I am writing new songs all the time, and I really think I'm writing my best songs right now. A lot of people have done this kind of project -- [producers and DJs like] Mark Ronson or Calvin Harris or DJ Khaled -- but no one who is just a songwriter has. So why not me?"

She adds, "I thought it would be a chance to work with artists I love and other artists I want to work with, and create a cool body of work that shows the diversity of what I do."

The first single from the album, "Times Like This," features Rucker and will be out November 10. In a statement Darius says, "Diane is such a legend...just being asked to be part of her record -- and especially such a great song like this -- is just amazing."

Among Warren's most recent songs is "The Change," Joe Biden's official campaign anthem, performed by Jojo.

By Andrea Dresdale
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Neil Young releasing expanded 50th anniversary of 'After the Gold Rush' in December

Reprise RecordsNeil Young's classic album After the Gold Rush was released 50 years ago this past September, and to mark the milestone anniversary, the folk-rock legend will issue an expanded version of the record on December 11 on CD and digitally, with a deluxe vinyl box set following next year.

The After the Gold Rush reissue includes the album's original 11 songs, plus two versions of the outtake "Wonderin'." The first version was recorded in Topanga, California, in March 1970, and originally was included on Young's The Archives Vol. 1: 1963-1972 box set. The second was recorded at Sunset Sound studios in Hollywood in August 1969 and is previously unreleased.

The vinyl box set will be released on March 19, and will feature the original album on one LP and the two versions of "Wonderin'" as a separate seven-inch vinyl single. It also will include a lithograph of the album's cover art.

All of the new versions of After the Gold Rush will feature a variant of the album's original cover art. The CD and vinyl box set versions of the reissue can be pre-ordered now at Young's official online store.

Released on September 19, 1970, After the Gold Rush was Young's third solo album. It peaked at #8 on the Billboard 200 and has gone on to sell more than 2 million copies in the U.S. The album included several of Neil's most enduring tunes, including the title track, "Only Love Can Break Your Heart," "Southern Man" and "Don't Let It Bring You Down." "Only Love Can Break Your Heart" became Young's first top 40 solo single, reaching #33 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Here's the After the Gold Rush: 50th Anniversary Edition's track list:

"Tell Me Why"
"After the Gold Rush"
"Only Love Can Break Your Heart"
"Southern Man"
"Till the Morning Comes"
"Oh, Lonesome Me"
"Don't Let It Bring You Down"
"Birds"
"When You Dance I Can Really Love"
"I Believe in You"
"Cripple Creek Ferry"
"Wonderin'"
"Wonderin'" (previously unreleased version)

By Matt Friedlander
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Goo Goo Dolls want their new Christmas album to "make people forget about all the crazy stuff that's going on"

Warner RecordsThe Goo Goo Dolls' first holiday album It's Christmas All Over arrives today and above all, lead singer John Rzeznik hopes that it can be a bright spot in what's been a pretty horrible year.

"I wanted to make an album that would make people forget about all the crazy stuff that's going on right now," he tells ABC Audio. "And what was going on, you know, four months ago, five months ago when we were recording it."

The group didn't plan to make an entire Christmas album -- they were just going to do one song for a compilation. But John found himself inspired by his surroundings.

"We were in Los Angeles and it was right at the beginning of the pandemic thing," he explains. "And I was like, 'Wow, this is such a cool vibe in the city,' because it was kind of post-apocalyptic...and it was rainy and kind of cold. So, it was really a lot of fun to lock ourselves in this really old recording studio and just see...how much fun we could have with it."

The band ended up with a collection of classics, a few originals and new takes on holiday songs that haven't been done to death, like Tom Petty's "Christmas All Over Again" and Louis Prima's "Shake Hands with Santa Claus." 

"It was just so much fun doing it," John says. "It all just added up to to a really good time. We had a blast."

John says he'd like to see fans put on the album while you "make your cookies," "trim your tree" and "have everybody you can over" to your house.

"You know, stay six feet away from each other, but, you know, wear a mask," he laughs. "It's music to do something to. Just be festive!"

By Andrea Dresdale
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U2 hosting online concert film watch party today celebrating 'All That You Can't Leave Behind' reissue's release

Island Records/UMCThe expanded 20th anniversary reissue of U2's 2000 album All That You Can't Leave Behind got its release today in multiple configurations, and to celebrate the collection's arrival, the band is treating fans to an online watch party of the 2001 concert film, Elevation Tour: Live in Boston, at 2 p.m. ET.

The streaming event, which will be viewable at U2.com, also will feature a live Q&A with U2 guitarist The Edge and bassist Adam Clayton. The movie captures the band performing during three concerts at Boston's Fleet Center in June of 2001 while on tour in support of All That You Can't Leave Behind.

The film will continue to be available for viewing on demand for 48 hours after the initial screening.

Audio performances from the Boston shows are among the bonus tracks featured on the deluxe versions of the All That You Can't Leave Behind reissue.

As previously reported, the Super Deluxe five-CD and 11-LP editions of the reissue feature various B-sides, outtakes, live tracks, alternate versions and remixes, plus a poster and a 32-page hardcover book of previously unseen photos.

Released October 30, 2000, All That You Can't Leave Behind marked U2's return to more straightforward rock after a decade of experimenting with dance and electronic music throughout the '90s with Achtung Baby, Zooropa and Pop. The album peaked at #3 on the Billboard 200, produced hit singles in "Beautiful Day," "Elevation," "Walk On" and "Stuck in a Moment You Can't Get Out Of," won numerous Grammys, and has been certified four-times platinum.

In advance of the reissue this week, U2 released a new video for "Stuck in a Moment," which you can check out at the band's official YouTube channel.

By Matt Friedlander
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Elton John marks 50th anniversary of 'Tumbleweed Connection' with limited-edition single

UMeToday marks the 50th anniversary of the release of Elton John's classic album Tumbleweed Connection, and he's celebrating the milestone with a limited-edition release.

A jazz version of one of the album's standout tracks, "Come Down in Time" was recently discovered while Elton was putting together his upcoming rarities package Jewel Box.  It's now available digitally, but is also being made available on a 10-inch vinyl single.  Backed with a demo version of another song from the album, "Ballad of a Well Known Gun," the release is limited to 5,000 copies. 

The jazz version is more than seven minutes long and features a long instrumental break.  You can get the single, as well as a special green vinyl version of the entire album, now: Visit EltonJohn.com for details.

Tumbleweed Connection, a concept album inspired by the American West, was recorded before "Your Song" became a hit and launched Elton on his journey to stardom -- and notably, before either Elton or Bernie Taupin had ever set foot on U.S. soil.  It features classic tracks like "Burn Down the Mission," "Amoreena" and "Country Comfort."

By Andrea Dresdale
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Eagles enjoy best sales week in over a decade, thanks to new live album

RhinoThe Eagles are enjoying a music sales boom that is giving them their best numbers in over 10 years.

According to Billboard, the band's new Live from The Forum MMXVIII has flown to number five on the Album Sales chart after moving 24,000 units in their first week.

The Album Sales chart, which was first erected in 1991, tracks the top-selling albums based on physical purchases.  The Billboard 200, on the other hand, includes digital sales and streaming numbers to compile their list of top sellers.

This is the Rock & Roll Hall of Famers' best sales week since 2008's Long Road Out of Eden -- which sold 38,000 in its first week of release and bowed in fourth place on the chart.

Live from The Forum MMXVII's numbers were assisted thanks to the band releasing a variety of deluxe packages, from Blu-ray discs, vinyl sets and exclusive CDs. 

The Eagles' new album is bittersweet, as it is the band's first new album without vocals from co-founder Glenn Frey, who died in 2016 after a battle with pneumonia.

Live from The Forum is comprised of the band singing their classic hits during a September 2018 performance in Los Angeles, which includes "Hotel California," "Heartache Tonight," "Lyin' Eyes," "One of These Nights" and others.

By Megan Stone
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Alice Cooper reveals his favorite horror film, shares childhood Halloween recollections

Credit: Rob FennWith Halloween taking place this Saturday, the spookiest of all rock stars, Alice Cooper, has revealed his two all-time favorite scary movies, and they may surprise you.

The legendary shock rocker told ABC Audio that his first choice is the stylistically striking 1977 supernatural horror film Suspiria, by Italian director Dario Argento.

Second on Alice's list is the 1979 TV adaptation of Stephen King's vampire novel Salem's Lot, which featured David Soul of Starsky & Hutch and lauded British actor James Mason.

"[I]t was truly one of the scariest movies I've ever seen," Cooper declared about the miniseries. "It had about six or seven different scenes in it that were absolutely terrifying…I think it was the best version of any of Stephen King's things. And it doesn't get the credit it deserves."

Among the miniseries' highlights, Alice said, "[The] music is insane in it. [It was] directed by [Texas Chainsaw Massacre director] Tobe Hooper…[And it had] the greatest vampire I ever saw in my life, Barlow. I mean, he is more terrifying than anything I've ever seen."

Meanwhile, Cooper also reflected on his childhood Halloweens in Detroit.

"The great thing about Halloween in Detroit was every street was full of kids, and [it was a] very social place," Alice recalled. "And the idea then was…how many bags of candy can you actually accumulate? And you'd be out for five hours."

Cooper notes that parents would try to limit amount of candy their kids ate, so he'd hide an auxiliary stash of his favorite candy that his mom and dad couldn't find.

As for what Halloween costume he liked to wear, Cooper admits, "I always wanted to be Zorro. So I remember I was like this swashbuckling kind of half-hero, half-villain guy."

By Matt Friedlander
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Neil Young's older brother Bob debuts first song, "Hey America," featuring Neil on harmonica, backing vocals

Shakey Pictures RecordsAt the age of 78, Neil Young's older brother Bob is following in his famous sibling's footsteps. Bob has just released his debut song, a shambling, politically minded folk anthem titled "Hey America," which he recorded with his band Young Bob and the Peterboroughs and features Neil on harmonica and backing vocals.

"I didn't set out to become a songwriter and singer at 78 years of age," Bob explains. "It was and is an organic event. I was watching Donald Trump on TV a couple years ago and wrote down a few lines. When I got home, I found I could play those lines on guitar. Gradually, it became what it is now."

He adds, "It took a while to be able to play and sing the song from start to finish. When I could finally accomplish that, it was a victory."

A companion video for the song has premiered at Neil's official YouTube channel. It features Bob singing and playing acoustic, accompanied by his band on banjo, fiddle, drums and bass. Later on, Neil appears alone in segments playing harmonica, and in another scene where he, fiddle player Melissa Payne and banjo player Travis Good -- who's also a member of the popular Canadian band The Sadies -- appear together singing harmonies.

The video was directed by CK Vollick, a cinematographer who has worked on a number of Neil's film projects, with help from Young and wife Daryl Hannah.

Regarding his late foray into music making, Bob says, "All you aging baby boomers out there, give it a shot. As Yogi Berra put it, 'It ain't over 'til it's over, and even then it ain't over.' I agree. I have more songs, all from the same creative spark."

By Matt Friedlander
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Alice Cooper among artists picked to judge new music competition show, 'No Cover'

Courtesy of Hit ParaderAlice Cooperis among the artists who will serve as judges for No Cover, an upcoming music competition show searching for "the world's next greatest unsigned original artist."

As the show's title suggests, No Cover will focus on unknown bands performing original songs. The winner will earn a recording contract with Sumerian Records and a "high-profile" slot at a festival produced by Danny Wimmer Presents, the company behind Aftershock, Welcome to Rockville and Epicenter.

Other judges include Bush's Gavin Rossdale, Halestorm's Lzzy Hale, Bishop Briggsand prog-metal guitarist Tobin Abasi. Kellin Quinn of Sleeping with Sirens will co-host alongside radio personality Caity Babs. Former MTV VJ Matt Pinfield will be on hand to conduct interviews.

"I can't wait for No Cover," says Cooper in a statement. "To me, a band really isn't a band unless they are writing their own material, and if you know anything about me you know that I have a very high standard for not only the songs but also the performance. I’m looking for the band who has it all -- the one who can not only write it and play it, but perform it and make me BELIEVE it."

No Cover will film at the iconic Troubadour club in Los Angeles. It's presented by Hit Parader, a TV/film and live event production studio formed out of the defunct rock magazine of the same name.

By the way, if you are or know someone in a band, you can apply to be on No Cover now at NoCoverShow.com/apply.

By Josh Johnson
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New documentary on The Bee Gees airs December 12 on HBO and HBO Max

Michael Ochs Archives/Getty ImagesOn a Saturday night this December, you can relive Saturday Night Fever by watching a new documentary on The Bee Gees.

The Bee Gees: How Can You Mend a Broken Heart, directed by Frank Marshall, will debut on HBO and HBO Max on Saturday, December 12 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.  It traces the career of the brothers Gibb -- Barry and twins Maurice and Robin -- from their start in the early sixties, to their journey to the top of the charts in the '70s, to their continued chart success in the '80s, both as a group and as writers and producers for other artists.

The doc includes never-before-seen footage of recording sessions, concerts, TV appearances and home videos, and interviews with the only surviving member of the trio, Barry, as well as archival interviews with Robin and Maurice, who died in 2012 and 2003, respectively.

In addition, the documentary includes interviews with Eric Clapton, Justin Timberlake, Coldplay's Chris Martin, Noel Gallagher of Oasis, Nick Jonas, producer Mark Ronson, and '60s star Lulu, who was married to Maurice from 1969 to 1973.

The movie is described as the "story of a singular band and their music, but also a poignant portrait of brotherhood tested by fame and loss but marked by enduring devotion."

By Andrea Dresdale
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Elton John & family create adorable Halloween "Crocodile Rock" TikTok

ABC/CRAIG SJODINSoon, Fleetwood Mac's "Dreams" may not be the only number-one hit of the '70s to go viral on TikTok -- not if Elton John has anything to say about it.

In honor of Halloween, the music legend has created his own TikTok video in which he lip-syncs to his original 1972 recording of "Crocodile Rock" while dressed in a sparkly purple jacket, ruffled shirt, sunglasses and a huge pompadour wig -- making him look like a cross between Little Richard and Elvis Presley.

As he sings, Elton plays a piano decorated with pumpkins, skulls, cobwebs and other spooky items. When he gets to the part of the song that goes "La, la la la la la," his husband, David, and sons Zachary and Elijah magically appear. 

David is dressed in a replica of Elton's iconic sequinned Dodgers uniform -- which he wore 45 years ago for his shows at Dodgers Stadium -- while the boys are dressed as little crocodiles.  It's adorable.

"Crocodile Rockin' is something shocking...Happy Halloween!" reads the caption.

So far over 50 additional videos have been creating, all using the "Crocodile Rock" clip from Elton's original video. In some, people are showing off their own costumes, while others are praising Elton's.  One young woman declared, "This is the best TikTok ever created."

All those streams add up, of course: That's how "Dreams" got to the top 20 of the Billboard charts for the first time since 1977.  Stay tuned to see if the same thing happens to "Crocodile Rock."

By Andrea Dresdale
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Tom Petty's 'Wildflowers' reissue debuts at #1 on 'Billboard' Top Rock Albums chart, #5 on 'Billboard' 200

Warner RecordsThree years after his death, Tom Petty has reached #1 on Billboard's Top Rock Albums chart with the reissue of his 1994 solo album Wildflowers.

The expanded collection notched 44,000 equivalent album units, 38,000 from album sales, during its first week of release, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data.

Wildflowers also re-entered the Billboard 200 at #5, after previously peaking at #8 following its 1994 release.

The album becomes Petty's sixth to reach #1 on the Top Rock Albums tally, tying him for second place all time with Dave Matthews and Bruce Springsteen. Only John Mayer has had more albums top the chart, with seven.

Wildflowers originally featured 15 songs, including "You Don't Know How It Feels," which reached #13 on the Billboard Hot 100, as well as "You Wreck Me" and "It's Good to Be King."

The reissue, titled Wildflowers & All the Rest, features 10 additional songs recorded during the same sessions, as well as demos, live performances and alternate takes.

One of the previously unreleased tracks, "Leave Virginia Alone," currently sits at #11 on Billboard's Adult Alternative Songs airplay chart.

By Matt Friedlander
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Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger posts video clip of him singing new song called "Pride Before a Fall"

Rich Fury/Getty ImagesHas Mick Jagger just given fans a preview of a new Rolling Stones song? The famous frontman has posted a video clip of him singing a new, unidentified tune that's apparently called "Pride Before a Fall" on his social media pages.

The video shows Jagger belting out the reverb-heavy, blues-flavored tune with a couple of guitars and an amplifier behind him. The clip, which can be viewed at Mick's Facebook, Twitter and Instagram sites, is accompanied by the caption "Pride Before a Fall."

Jagger said in multiple recent interviews that he's been working on finishing some new Stones songs during the COVID-19 lockdown, including tracks that the band started at the same time they recorded their most recent single, "Living in a Ghost Town, which was released in April.

By Matt Friedlander
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‘Pride Before A Fall’ pic.twitter.com/nhZLYFceoJ

— Mick Jagger (@MickJagger) October 28, 2020

Watch Foreigner members' new video encouraging fans to vote in next week's election

Adam Scheirman/Courtesy of Foreigner With Election Day taking placed this coming Tuesday, Foreigner has joined the ranks of music artists that are encouraging people to exercise their right to vote.

Hoping to inspire first-time voters to head to the polls, three mask-wearing members of the band's current lineup -- singer Kelly Hansen, bassist Jeff Pilson and guitarist Bruce Watson -- shot a video recently showing them performing an acoustic version of the group's 1978 hit "Feels Like the First Time" at various ballot boxes around Los Angeles.

The clip, which was created as part of a partnership between Foreigner and the non-partisan voter-registration organization HeadCount and its "Make Your Vote Count" campaign, has been posted on Foreigner's social media sites and its official YouTube channel.

The social media posts are accompanied by a note that reads, "Are you a first-time voter? Are you voting early or mailing in your ballot? Head over to Headcount.org/makeyourvotecount to learn about your state's requirements so you can make your vote count!"

By Matt Friedlander
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