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It's been too racy for 50 years, but now Big Brother & the Holding Company's breakout album is being re-released under its intended name: Sex, Dope, and Cheap Thrills

And it's not just the title that's bigger: There are 25 previously-unreleased studio outtakes, and only five sonic survivors from the original Cheap Thrills.

The album was first released in 1968, just after lead singer Janis Joplin's jaw-dropping appearance at the Monterey Pop Festival, and the one-two punch launched the singer and her band to worldwide stardom.

In the liner notes for the Sex, Dope reissue, Jefferson Airplane's Grace Slick explains, "This album, because of its worldwide success, made it possible for everybody to hear the phenomenon that was previously limited to the San Francisco Bay Area."

Slick describes hearing Janis for the first time as "spontaneous explosions of every emotion--no holds barred.... Janis had no trouble sliding from the apron-clad fifties into the no-bra sixties."

Sex, Dope, & Cheap Thrills will be sold as a 30-track double CD set, and a 16-track gatefold vinyl album. It hits stores and digital outlets on November 30, and preorders are being taken now at

Here's the track listing for the two-CD edition:

Disc One

  1. "Combination Of The Two (Take 3)"
  2. "I Need A Man To Love (Take 4)"
  3. "Summertime (Take 2)" *
  4. "Piece Of My Heart (Take 6)"
  5. "Harry (Take 10)"
  6. "Turtle Blues (Take 4)"
  7. "Oh, Sweet Mary"
  8. "Ball And Chain (live, The Winterland Ballroom, April 12, 1968)"
  9. "Roadblock (Take 1)" *
  10. "Catch Me Daddy (Take 1)"
  11. "It's A Deal (Take 1)" *
  12. "Easy Once You Know How (Take 1)" *
  13. "How Many Times Blues Jam"
  14. "Farewell Song (Take 7)"

 Disc Two

  1. "Flower In The Sun (Take 3)"
  2. "Oh Sweet Mary"
  3. "Summertime (Take 1)"
  4. "Piece of My Heart (Take 4)"
  5. "Catch Me Daddy (Take 9)"
  6. "Catch Me Daddy (Take 10)"
  7. "I Need A Man To Love (Take 3)"
  8. "Harry (Take 9)"
  9. "Farewell Song (Take 4)"
  10. "Misery'n (Takes 2 & 3)"
  11. "Misery'n (Take 4)"
  12. "Magic Of Love (Take 1)" *
  13. "Turtle Blues (Take 9)"
  14. "Turtle Blues (last verse Takes 1-3)"
  15. "Piece Of My Heart (Take 3)"
  16. "Farewell Song (Take 5)"

And here's the track listing for  Sex, Dope & Cheap Thrills  2-LP edition

LP 1

Side A

  1. "Combination of The Two (Demo)"
  2. "I Need A Man To Love (Take 3)"
  3. "Summertime (Take 2)" *
  4. "Piece Of My Heart (Take 6)"

Side B

  1. "Harry (Take 10)"
  2. "Turtle Blues (Take 4)"
  3. "Oh, Sweet Mary"
  4. "Ball And Chain" (live, The Winterland Ballroom, April 12, 1968)

LP 2

Side C

  1. "Roadblock (Take 1)" *
  2. "Magic Of Love (Take 1)" *
  3. "Oh Sweet Mary"
  4. "Flower In The Sun (Take 3)"

Side D

  1. "Catch Me Daddy (Take 1)"
  2. "Turtle Blues (Take 9)"
  3. "How Many Times Blues Jam"
  4. "Farewell Song (Take 5)"

 All tracks previously unreleased except*


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PRNewsFoto/Palms Casino ResortVegas will be seeing some White Weddings next year, when Billy Idol comes to town.

The sneering singer has announced a Vegas residency at the Palms Casino Resort, set to run in two blocks in 2019: January and October. In a statement, he says, "I have played Vegas many times and its always been a blast. We can't stay away! Las Vegas keeps us coming back for more."

Tickets go on sale Friday, September 21, at 10 a.m. PT.

The rocker is also releasing a new album, Vital Idol: Revitalized, on September 28. It features 11 new remixes of his biggest hits, courtesy of Moby, The Crystal Method, Paul Oakenfold and others.

The Billy Idol Las Vegas residency shows are as follows:

January 18
January 19
January 23
January 25
January 26

October 4
October 5
October 9
October 11
October 12

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ABC/Randy HolmesAfter more than 50 years, Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band will "Turn the Page" one last time...on a farewell trek.

It'll be called the Travelin' Man Tour and Seger confirms it'll be his last. The tour gets underway November 21 in Grand Rapids, MI and is right now mapped out through the spring of 2019.

Some of these dates were already in place, having been rescheduled from last year. In 2017, Seger had to postpone a string of concerts when he was forced to undergo surgery to treat a ruptured disc in his neck.

Many of the dates are on sale now. Tickets for select dates go on sale September 28, while tickets for dates in Toledo, OH and Nashville, TN, go on sale September 29. To purchase tickets, visit

Members of Bob Seger's fan club, the Bullet Club, will be able to get tickets before the public on-sale dates.  Visit to become a member.

Additional shows will be announced in the coming weeks, including dates in Las Vegas, Fresno, San Diego, Vancouver, Florida and more.

Elton John and Paul Simon are among the other stars who've announced that their current tours will be their last.

Here are the scheduled tour dates for Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band's farewell trek:


11/21 -- Grand Rapids, MI,  Van Andel Arena        
11/24 -- Kansas City, MO, Sprint Center       
11/27 -- Des Moines, IA, Wells Fargo        
11/30 -- St. Louis, MO, Enterprise Center   
12/6 -- Cleveland, OH, Quicken Loans Arena  
12/8 -- Louisville, KY, KFC Yum! Center     
12/12 -- St. Paul, MN, Xcel Energy Arena    
12/14 -- Chicago, IL, Allstate Arena        
12/20 -- Greenville, SC, Bon Secours        
12/22 -- Atlanta, GA, Infinite Energy       


1/8 -- Toledo, OH, Huntington Center    
1/11 -- Nashville, TN, Bridgestone Arena
1/15 -- Fort Wayne, IN, Allen County War Memorial Coliseum
1/17 -- Buffalo, NY, KeyBank Center
1/19 -- Columbus, OH, Nationwide Arena
1/22 -- Peoria, IL, Peoria Civic Center
1/29 -- Billings, MT, Rimrock Auto Arena
1/21 -- Boise, ID, Ford Center      
2/2 -- Portland, OR, Moda Center        
2/9 -- Seattle, WA, Tacoma Dome        
2/15 -- Phoenix, AZ, Talking Stick Resort
2/17 -- Denver, CO, Pepsi Center        
2/23 -- Los Angeles, CA, The Forum      
3/7 -- Austin, TX, Frank Erwin        
3/9 -- Dallas, TX, Ford Center at The Star
5/2 -- Houston, TX, Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

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RankinDespite having lived the life of a rock star to its fullest, Rod Stewart is still going strong at age 73. In a kind of reverse "Forever Young," the man they once called "Rod the Mod" considers his formative years in a feature for the U.K. publication The Big Issue called "Letter To My Younger Self."

Stewart says his teen self wouldn't doubt for a minute that he'd end eventually up a rock star. He jokes, "With a nose and haircut like that, there was nothing [I] could have been but a rock star. I always say that to Ronnie Wood. What else could we have been?"

That's also true for the attention Rod got back in his partying days: He says he was "born to be a show-off." He says teen Rod wouldn't have even minded being "splashed all over the tabloids," as the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer has been over the years.

“He’d love the thought of all that attention," Rod says of his younger self.

So what would have shocked young Rod? Older Rod.

"He would be totally surprised that I’m absolutely still enjoying it as much now as I did back then," says Stewart. "And I mean that...I really love it."

You can find more revelations from Rod Stewart at

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It's a big week for Paul McCartney. The former Beatle is celebrating his new first number one album in 36 years, Egypt Station. Now Macca's released his first video for the album, for the song "Back in Brazil."

The tropical clip is set in Sao Paolo, Brazil and follows the romantic tension building between two characters, Yasmin and Zach, with some live McCartney footage providing a playful backdrop. The story ends happily, with the attractive young couple strolling off together, hand in hand.

McCartney was everywhere promoting Egypt Station, from the cover of GQ to Carpool Karaoke, and still, the album, released September 7, surpassed sales expectations.  It sold 153,000 units, according to Billboard.

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Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images for Race To Erase MSKISS will perform on this Wednesday's season finale of America's Got Talent, Billboard reports.

The "Rock and Roll All Nite" icons will open the two-hour show before the 10 finalists learn who the winner of the 13th edition of the long-running reality competition show.

The season finale of America's Got Talent airs September 19 at 8 p.m. ET on NBC.

The band's KISS Kruise gets underway on Halloween, sailing from Miami, Florida on the Norwegian Jade.

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James O'MaraSweet Baby James is heading to Vegas, baby!

James Taylor has scheduled a limited engagement at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace. He'll perform from April 17 through May 11, 2019, backed by his All-Star Band.

Tickets for the 12 shows go on sale this Friday at noon PST via and Ticketmaster.

Taylor's next scheduled performance will be at VetsAid 2018, a charity show organized by The Eagles' Joe Walsh to benefit his non-profit veterans charity.  The November 11 show at the Tacoma Dome in Seattle will also feature Walsh, his Eagles band mate Don Henley and country star Chris Stapleton.

Here are James Taylor's Las Vegas dates for 2019:

April 2019:  17, 19, 20, 24, 26, 27

May 2019:  1, 3, 4, 8, 10, 11

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A&M/Cherrytree/InterscopeSting and his current musical collaborator, reggae/pop star Shaggy, are the stars of the season premiere of the PBS series Speakeasy, which features musicians in conversation with each other. 

The episode, taped earlier this year in New York City, premieres on PBS stations today -- check your local listings -- but starting on Tuesday, you'll be able to catch on Sting's YouTube page, Speakeasy's website and their record label's YouTube page. This is the first time the show's been made available on YouTube.

Sting and Shaggy recently kicked off a North American tour in support of their joint album 44/876. On Friday, they released a brand-new song that isn't on the album: "Skank Up (Oh Lawd).”

The current leg of the duo's tour wraps up October 15 at the Wiltern Theater in Los Angeles.

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Eagle Rock EntertainmentThe newly restored version of John Lennon and Yoko Ono's 1972 film Imagine will be shown in theaters around the world starting tonight, September 17.

The movie, which was co-directed by John and Yoko, boasts a remixed and remastered soundtrack.  The theatrical screening will also include 15 minutes of previously unseen bonus footage.

Imagine was filmed mainly at Lennon and Ono's Tittenhurst Park home in Ascot, U.K., and in New York City, while the ex-Beatles star was recording his 1971 solo album of the same name. The movie features a variety of vignettes that accompany each song on the Imagine album and a few tunes from Ono's own 1971 record, Fly. Among the scenes is the well-known segment showing John performing Imagine's classic title track on a white piano while Yoko sits next to him.

The film also includes guest appearances by such celebrities as Fred Astaire, Andy Warhol, Dick Cavett, Jack Palance, and Lennon's ex-band mate George Harrison.

The bonus footage includes scenes from the recording studio as Lennon works on the songs "How Do You Sleep?" and "Oh My Love," accompanied by Harrison on guitar, veteran session keyboardist Nicky Hopkins, future Yes drummer Alan White, and bassist Klaus Voormann. The segments boast a specially created Dolby Atmos surround-sound mix.

Check out a trailer for and preview clips from the restored flick at Lennon's official YouTube channel. Tickets for the screenings are available for purchase at

Meanwhile, DVD and Blu-ray editions of the restored Imagine film, packaged with a restored version of the 2000 documentary Gimme Some Truth: The Making of the Imagine Album, will be released on October 5. That same day, an expansive deluxe reissue of the album also will hit stores. Visit for full details.

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Capitol Records/UMePaul McCartney's latest album, Egypt Station, bowed at number one on the Billboard 200, marking his first chart-topper since 1982's Tug of War.

The album, released September 7, surpassed expectations, moving 153,000 equivalent album units -- which represents the number of streaming and song downloads, combined with traditional album sales -- according to Billboard. Of Egypt Station’s 153,000 units, 147,000 came from traditional album sales.

The collection also marks the 76-year-old rocker's eighth number one album, and his first to debut at the top. Those include albums recorded under his own name, and with the band Wings. McCartney's other group, The Beatles, still own the record for the most number ones on the Billboard 200 with 19.

The 36 years, three months and 10 days span between Tug of War and Egypt Station marks the longest for a living artist in the history of the Billboard 200 chart. The only act to wait longer between chart-toppers was Johnny Cash, whose posthumous release, American V: A Hundred Highways, debuted at the top in 2006 -- 36 years, 10 months and nine days after 1969's Johnny Cash at San Quentin.

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BMGImmortal, the new solo album from Heart's Ann Wilson, is out now, and pays homage to ten late, great artists, all of whom passed away fairly recently. Wilson tells ABC Radio, "I said to myself, 'I have to do something. I don't just want to sit around and weep and mourn and be sad. I want to honor these people.'"

The result is a wide-ranging collection that might not be what fans of the honored artists would expect.

"My first criteria [in choosing the songs] was I had to really love the song," Wilson tells ABC Radio. "I didn't want it to be just their hits. I wanted to go in and find the stuff that represented them as songwriters or as artists the most, to me. So then the songs just sort of called me."

She says some of the songs she chose -- like David Bowie's "I'm Afraid of Americans," Cream's "Politician," featuring Jeff Beck on guitar, and Lesley Gore's "You Don't Own Me" -- are especially relevant today, tackling issues like politics, the way the U.S. is perceived by those in other countries, and respect for women.

Not only are the songs unlikely choices, but so are Ann's interpretations.

"I didn't want to just ape and do covers," Wilson reiterates to ABC Radio. "For instance, [with] the [Eagles] song 'Life in the Fast Lane'" -- a tribute to the band's late founder Glenn Frey -- "I took it out of that sort of classic-rock...thing and I put it into a more tribal groove, so it takes on this kind of funky feel."

Ann Wilson tells ABC Radio that the title Immortal is an apt title for the collection.  Speaking about the artists who've passed, she explains, "The souls have reset and moved on, but the songs remain."

Here's the track listing for Ann Wilson's Immortal:

1. “A Different Corner” (George Michael)
2. “A Thousand Kisses Deep” (Leonard Cohen)
3. “Back to Black” (Amy Winehouse)
4. “Baker Street” (Gerry Rafferty)
5. “I Am the Highway” (Audioslave/Chris Cornell)
6. “I’m Afraid of Americans” (David Bowie)
7. “Life in the Fast Lane” (The Eagles/Glenn Frey)
8. “Luna” (Tom Petty)
9. “Politician” (Cream/Jack Bruce)
10. “You Don’t Own Me” (Lesley Gore)

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PRNewsfoto/San Francisco Art ExchangecPink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon album artwork will be the crown jewel of an exhibition of original rock art -- and will be offered for sale -- at the San Francisco Art Exchange, beginning tomorrow.

The prismatic refracted light cover image, with no mention of the band's name or the album title, is considered one of the world's most iconic rock artworks and is expected to fetch millions.  It was designed by Aubrey Powell and Storm Thorgerson, aka Hipgnosis, who ignored Floyd's record company's protests that the packaging should be more conventional.

Of course, the rest is history: The album spent 741 weeks -- 14 years, three months -- on the Billboard charts and has sold more than 50 million copies worldwide.

The image will offered for sale along with dozens of other well-known pieces, including works from The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Who, Bob Dylan, Grateful Dead, Yes, The Doors, Eric Clapton, David Bowie, Johnny Cash, Jimi Hendrix, Black Sabbath, Blind Faith, Cream, Led Zeppelin, Allman Brothers, Lou Reed, Queen, Crosby Stills and Nash, Jethro Tull, and many more.

Should you not have hundreds of thousands of dollars in discretionary income available, prints of many of the works will also be available.  The entire collection can be viewed at, and there's a link there to request a free PDF catalog.

The San Francisco Art Exchange's Art of the Album Cover exhibit opens tomorrow and runs through Halloween.

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Teachrock FoundationSteve Van Zandt has announced a tour with his band Disciples of Soul in support of teachers, set to touch down in communities where educators are or have been on strike.

The tour will also feature a standalone training session for teachers called TeachRock, which Little Steven's announcement describes as "the Rock and Roll Forever Foundation's free, multimedia, K-12 interdisciplinary curriculum which meets prevailing standards in English Language Arts, Social Studies/History, the Fine and Performing Arts."

The shows will give free tickets to teachers who attend the training session, as well as a 1 for guests.  Proceeds from standard ticket sales will benefit the Teachrock Foundation.

This isn't Little Steven's first road collaboration with the educational organization.  This past spring, the E Street Band guitarist also took his side project on the road to kick some cash to the charity.

Van Zandt continues to promote his 2017 album, Soulfire.

Here are all of Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul's upcoming TeachRock tour dates:

10/18 -- Wilkes Barre, PA, Kirby Center
10/20 -- Rochester, NY, Kodak Center
10/23 -- Atlantic City, NJ, Hard Rock Hotel & casino
10/24 -- Pittsburgh, PA, Homestead Music Hall
10/29 -- Wabash, IN, Honeywell Center
10/31 -- Milwaukee, WI, Pabst Theater
11/2 -- Burnsville, MN, Ames Center
11/3 -- Green Bay, WI, Meyer Theatre
11/5 -- Chicago, IL, Center
11/7 -- Tulsa, OK, Brady Theater
11/9 -- Detroit, MI, Detroit Music Hall
11/10 -- Peoria, IL, Monarch Theater
11/12 -- Louisville, KY, Mercury Ballroom
11/14 -- Columbus, OH, Newport Music Hall
11/16 -- Northfield, OH, Hard Rock Rocksino
11/17 -- Morgantown, WV, Metropolitan Theatre
11/26 -- Oklahoma City, OK, Tower Theatre
11/28 -- Omaha, NE, Holland Performing Arts Center
11/30 -- Denver, CO, Gothic Theatre
12/1 -- Salt Lake City, UT, The Depot
12/3 -- Vancouver, BC, Vogue Theatre
12/5 -- Snoqualmie, WA, Snoqualmie Casino
12/7 -- San Francisco, CA, The Fillmore
12/8 -- Stateline, NV, Harrah's Lake Tahoe
12/11 -- San Diego, CA, House of Blues
12/12 -- Anaheim, CA, House of Blues
12/14 -- Las Vegas, NV, House of Blues
12/16 -- Phoenix, AZ, Van Buren

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In an announcement that should surprise no one, Aretha Franklin is set to be inducted into the Memphis Music Hall of Fame.

The Queen of Soul -- who was born in Memphis in 1942, and died last month at the age of 76 -- leads this year's list of inductees, which also includes The Box Tops, O’Landa Draper, Memphis rappers 8Ball & MJG, R&B singer-songwriter Eddie Floyd and rockabilly pioneers The Rock and Roll Trio.

Franklin is the biggest star on this list by far, and a cursory look at the MMHOF's past inductees might make even a casual Aretha fan wonder how she managed to be passed over in the last seven induction ceremonies since the Hall of Fame's opening in 2012. 

By contrast, Aretha was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987, the second year the ceremony was held. She was the first woman to be inducted.

The late singer and her fellow inductees will be honored at the Memphis Music Hall of Fame's induction ceremony on November 1.

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Courtesy Sir Paul McCartnmeyEarlier this summer, Paul McCartney returned to the legendary Abbey Road Studios in London and gave a performance of Beatles and Wings classics, as well as tracks from his new solo album, Egypt Station. That show has just been released on Spotify.

Titled Under the Staircase, the collection captures the energy of the intimate Abbey Road gig, which was witnessed by 150 Beatles fans from around the world, as well as McCartney's friends and family and some celebs, including Amy Schumer, Orlando Bloom, Kylie Minogue, and Johnny Depp. The show was overseen by Giles Martin, son of the late Beatles producer Sir George Martin.

There's also a full-length concert film of the event, featuring tons of behind-the-scenes footage.

Under the Staircase is available now on Spotify.  Here's the track listing:

"A Hard Day's Night"
"Love Me Do"
"Drive My Car"
"Got io Get You Into My Life"
"We Can Work It Out"
"I've Just Seen a Face"
"Lady Madonna"
"Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band/Helter Skelter"
"Nineteen Hundred and Eighty Five"
"My Valentine"
"Fuh You"
"Come On to Me"
"I've Got a Feeling"
"One After 909"
"Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da"
"Back in the U.S.S.R."

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ABC/Paula LoboSting and reggae star Shaggy kick off their joint North American tour Friday night in Jacksonville, FL.  Just like Sting's previous treks with Paul Simon and Peter Gabriel, the tour features both artists and their bands sharing the stage and collaborating on each other's hits, as well as songs from their joint album, 44/876.  Shaggy says the tour will be "a nice reggae party," while Sting compares it to "making soup."

"We just wanna have fun playing these records, man...and we don't care what kinda audience we're in front of," Shaggy tells ABC Radio. "We just wanna go out there and turn whatever venue we're in into a party."

Discussing the process of combining their talents to perform each other's hits, from "Every Breath You Take" to "Angel," Sting says, "It's experimental. It's like making soup -- y'know, you throw something in and if it fizzes, it's's fun, in a way, because we don't really know what's gonna happen."

One thing we know will happen, though, is that Sting will sing the chorus of Shaggy's #1 hit from 2000, "It Wasn't Me."  Despite telling ABC Radio earlier this year that he'd never deliver those raunchy lyrics about his girl catching him in the act with another woman, he now admits, "Well...I preface it with a little speech about how it is a moral parable. Which, in fact, it is!"

He laughs, "So I just need to point that out before I launch into, 'Banging on the bathroom floor!'"

And there's also one thing you definitely won't see on this tour: Sting attempting to rap like Shaggy does.

"That ain't gonna happen," he laughs. "I know my limitations!" 

The North American leg of the tour wraps up October 15 in Los Angeles.

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ABC/Lou RoccoDolly Parton will be working around the clock to bring the classic 1980 film 9 to 5 to the stage in a new musical.

The show will make its debut in London's Savoy Theatre for a limited run from Jan. 28 to Aug. 31, 2019. The book is written by the original film's writer Patricia Resnick, and Parton has written the music and score.

The cast will feature Louise Redknapp as Violet Newstead, Amber Davies as Judy Bernly, Natalie McQueen as Doralee Rhodes, and Brian Conley as Franklin Hart. 

9 to 5 follows three working women as they battle their sexist and egotistical boss in a plan to take him down and reform the office work environment. 

Tickets for 9 to 5 The Musical go on sale Tuesday. 

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RhinoThe Doors' 50th anniversary reissue campaign continues today with the release of an expanded and remastered edition of their third studio album, Waiting for the Sun. The collection features two CDs and one vinyl LP, with one CD and the vinyl disc boasting a newly remastered stereo mix of the album created by longtime Doors engineer Bruce Botnick, and the second CD offering 14 previously unreleased recordings.

The bonus CD features rough mixes of nine of the album's 11 tracks, plus five live performances from a September 1968 concert in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Doors guitarist Robby Krieger tells ABC Radio, "I hadn't heard [the rough mixes] for years…so it's pretty cool to go back and listen to that stuff." He adds that noticing "little things that changed from one mix to the next [is] always interesting to me."

As for the live performances, Krieger notes that they came from a recently discovered tape of a show The Doors played in Copenhagen shortly after Waiting for the Sun was released.

The second CD features 14 previously unreleased recordings: recently rediscovered rough mixes of nine of the album's 11 tracks, plus five live performances from a September 1968 concert in Copenhagen, Denmark. Among the tunes were renditions of three songs from the album -- the chart-topping hit "Hello, I Love You," the classic-rock radio staple "Five to One" and the top 40 single "The Unknown Soldier."

Waiting for the Sun became the band's first album to reach #1 on the Billboard 200, and went on to sell more than one million copies in the U.S.

The Waiting for the Sun 50th anniversary reissue also is available digitally and via streaming services.

Here's the track list of the reissue's CDs:

Disc One

"Hello, I Love You"
"Love Street"
"Not to Touch the Earth"
"Summer's Almost Gone"
"Wintertime Love"
"The Unknown Soldier"
"Spanish Caravan"
"My Wild Love"
"We Could Be So Good Together"
"Yes, the River Knows"
"Five to One"

Disc Two

Rough Mixes
"Hello, I Love You"
"Summer's Almost Gone"
"Yes, the River Knows"
"Spanish Caravan"
"Love Street"
"Wintertime Love"
"Not to Touch the Earth"
"Five to One"
"My Wild Love"

Live in Copenhagen
"The WASP (Texas Radio and the Big Beat)"
"Hello, I Love You"
"Back Door Man"
"Five to One"
"The Unknown Soldier"

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Courtesy of The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus presented by Other World ComputingOn Thursday at New York's City Hall, Yoko Ono, with a little help from her friends Ringo Starr and actor Jeff Bridges, recreated one of the famous "Bed-In" peace protests that she and her late husband John Lennon staged in 1969. The event marked the launch of a month-long New York City residency by the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus, a.k.a. the Lennon Bus.

The Lennon Bus is a state-of-the-art mobile recording facility that provides students with the chance to use audio and video equipment and technology. During its New York residency, the vehicle will visit schools around the city, and offer a curriculum encouraging students to take part in creative activities focusing on topics such as peace, empathy, immigration and activism.

For the "Bed-In" portion of the day's festivities, Yoko, Ringo and Jeff laid down together in a large bed outside City Hall, as the crowd sang the Lennon anthem "Give Peace a Chance." New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio also was on hand to addressed the gathering.

Starr then was handed the mic and quipped, "It's an incredible day for me to finally go to bed with Yoko." He also discussed how great it was that people are still helping to spread the "peace and love" message he's long promoted, and praised the Lennon Bus for the opportunities it gives students.

Yoko also briefly spoke, saying, "I think that John is maybe hearing us…Give peace a chance."

The event also featured speeches and poems by local student activists and artists, and a performance by the young rock band Blac Rabbit.

Video coverage of the entire event, including behind-the-scenes footage and a tour of the Lennon Bus, has been posted on The Beatles' official Facebook page.

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Myriam Santos; Scott Robert RichieLongtime Eagles guitarist Joe Walsh and his wife, Marjorie, will be honored by the Facing Addiction with NCADD organization at a private gala held October 8 at Rainbow Room & Bar65 in New York City's famed Rockefeller Plaza. Ringo Starr and his wife, Barbara Bach, who is Marjorie Walsh's sister, are among the celebs who will attend the event.

Joe and his wife will be recognized for their philanthropic efforts helping individuals and families deal with the issues of alcoholism and addiction.

Other stars that will attend the gala include Michael McDonald and country star Vince Gill, who last year became a touring member of The Eagles. The event will feature a dinner and acoustic tribute performances.

Facing Addiction with NCADD is a nonprofit charity recently created by the merger of Facing Addiction and the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, and carries on both organizations work toward ending the addiction crisis affecting so many Americans.

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The Louisana Swamp Pop Museum is operated by the City of Ville  Platte is open to the public every Friday and

Saturday from 10:00a.m. to 3:00p.m.


Come view the amazing artifacts, photos,

records, Wall of Fame and hear the music.

Admission charge is $3 adults,

$2 seniors and $1 for children under 12.

The museum is located on

Northwest Railroad Avenue.

Main Office:
Ville Platte Broadcasting Company