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Courtesy Dutton/Penguin Random House Whitney Houston's best friend and former assistant, Robyn Crawford, appeared Tuesday on The Wendy Williams Show, and revealed details not only about Whitney's drug use, and also Bobby Brown's abusive behavior.

Robyn admitted she used cocaine with Whitney, and it escalated when they went on concert tours.

"We didn't do that all the time," Crawford said. "But when we started to tour it was everywhere."

Houston married Bobby in 1992, and Robyn claims that Brown abused Whitney when she wasn't with them.

"Bobby saved his worst behavior for when I wasn't around," she said of the alleged abuse. "You just never knew when he was gonna perform and that's what I call it -- performing. You know, he was gonna show out."

Crawford is promoting her memoir, A Song for You: My Life with Whitney Houstonin which she reveals she had a sexual relationship with the legendary singer. 

"We wanted to touch each other and we did one night and it was everything and we knew then that that everything was not all that would be," Crawford said. "It was just embracing everything that we had shared."

When Wendy hosted a nationally syndicated radio show prior to moving to television, she often criticized Whitney, leading to an expletive-filled phone interview in 2003. Robyn revealed to Wendy on Tuesday that she and Whitney were so angry with her, they plotted to confront Williams outside of her studio.

"Robyn, I can't even fight. I would have run," Wendy said. 

Robyn replied, "We weren't gonna fight. We just wanted to see you face to face and have a chat."

As the studio audience roared, Wendy responded, "I'm frightened. Oh my gosh. I dodged that bullet."

A Song for You: My Life with Whitney Houston went on sale today.

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The Jackson 5 in 1973; Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images

The Jackson 5 is barely mentioned in the new HBO documentary about the famed Apollo Theater in New York City, and one of Michael Jackson's nephews wonders if a lawsuit over the controversial Leaving Neverland docuseries is the reason.

"How dare you erase black music history. Where is The Jackson 5???" Tito Jackson's son Taj Jackson tweeted. "The group you helped launch on your stage. Black artists and celebs need to take note. This can happen to you too in the future. Not just my family. I'm so disappointed. Did @HBO @HBODocs make you edit them out?"

The Michael Jackson estate sued the cable network over the docuseries Leaving Neverland, which details alleged child sex abuse claims against Michael. The lawsuit charges that the series is in violation of a nondisparagement clause stemming from HBO's 1992 agreement to air a concert film of Jackson's Dangerous tour.

"Black music history should not be altered or tampered with for the sake of any corporation," Taj continued. "We need to protect our history. Still waiting for some kind of answer."

Showtime at the Apollo winner Danielle Fiers agrees that the documentary doesn't do justice to the former Motown stars.

"I just watched this lackluster doc about the famed @ApolloTheater and was SUPER CONFUSED when I saw only ONE CLIP of the J5 in the very beginning," she tweeted. "As an Apollo winner myself, I'm appalled to say the least. I spoke about the J5 during my interview on the show! They are LEGENDS!!"

The Apollo documentary, which premiered November 6, includes performances by James Brown, Aretha Franklin, Ella Fitzgerald, Richard Pryor, plus interviews with Smokey RobinsonPaul McCartneyPatti LaBelleAngela BassettJamie Foxx and Common

The Jackson 5 launched their legendary career after winning the Apollo's signature Amateur Night contest in 1967.

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Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty ImagesEx-Pink Floyd singer/bassist Roger Waters will head to Austin, Texas, in March to give a keynote speech at the 34th edition of the South by Southwest Conference and Festivals.

This year's event runs from March 13 to March 22.

Waters' most recent project is the Roger Waters Us Them film, which documents a June 2018 concert in Amsterdam that took place during the Rock & Roll Hall of Famer's politically charged Us Them tour.

"Roger Waters is a true creative visionary, and we're pleased to have him participate for 2020," says Hugh Forrest, chief programming officer of the conference.

In other news, Waters revealed in a recent interview with the Toronto Star that he's considering launching a new North American tour next summer that he says could be the last arena tour he ever does.

"I'm right on the cusp now of making the final decision of whether I will go on the road next summer in the United States and Canada and Mexico City, just because I love it there so much," he tells the paper. "I may go on the road and do 40 gigs next summer, which will mean if I do that I'll be working 24 hours a day from now until the first gig just to try and get it together."

Roger adds, "I've figured out that if I do go on the road next year it'll probably be the last time I do arenas because I'm 76 years old now and it's not easy doing it -- though I am fit, thank goodness and whatever."

Waters also reports that he recently recorded one new song for a possible album project.

"I think [it's] extremely important," he tells The Star. "I'm very, very pleased with it and proud of it."

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Courtesy of The MonkeesThere will be a lot more Monkee business to look forward to in 2020, as The Monkees' surviving members -- Micky Dolenz and Mike Nesmith -- have announced dates for another tour, as well as plans for the release of the group's first live album.

The "An Evening with The Monkees" trek will kick off April 3 in Vancouver, Canada, and currently is plotted out through an April 26 concert in Nashville.

Tickets and VIP packages for the shows go on sale to the general public this Friday, November 15. For most of the performances, people purchasing tickets will receive a CD or digital copy of the new concert album, The Monkees -- The Mike & Micky Show Live, which will be released on April 3.

The album features 24 performances recorded in March 2019 during Nesmith and Dolenz's recent The Monkees Present: The Mike and Micky Show tours. The songs on the record span The Monkees' 50-year-plus career, and include many of the band's classic hits, along with fan favorites, rarities and a couple of tunes from the group's 2016 album, Good Times.

Among the rare gems are two early Monkees songs that they never performed live during their 1960s heyday are "St. Matthew" and "Auntie's Municipal Court."

The Monkees -- The Mike & Micky Show Live was produced by the band's longtime archivist Andrew Sandoval and mixed by Nesmith's son, Christian, who also plays in The Monkees' touring band.

Here's the album's track list:

"Last Train to Clarksville"
"Sunny Girlfriend"
"Mary, Mary"
"You Told Me"
"For Pete's Sake"
"The Door into Summer"
"The Girl I Knew Somewhere"
"You Just May Be the One"
"Birth of an Accidental Hipster"
"St. Matthew"
"Porpoise Song"
"Circle Sky"
"Me & Magdalena"
"Papa Gene's Blues"
"Randy Scouse Git"
"Tapioca Tundra"
"Take a Giant Step"
"Auntie's Municipal Court"
"(I'm Not Your) Steppin' Stone"
"Goin' Down"
"Daydream Believer"
"Pleasant Valley Sunday"
"Listen to the Band"
"I'm a Believer"

And here are the dates for the 2020 "An Evening with The Monkees" tour:

4/3 -- Vancouver, BC, Canada, Commodore Ballroom
4/4 -- Seattle, WA, Moore Theatre
4/7 -- Sacramento, CA, The Crest Theatre
4/8 -- San Jose, CA, San Jose Civic
4/10 -- Riverside, CA, Fox Performing Arts Center
4/11 -- El Cajon, CA, The Magnolia
4/14 -- Phoenix, AZ, Celebrity Theatre
4/16 -- Dallas, TX, Majestic Theatre
4/19 -- San Antonio, TX, The Tobin Center for Performing Arts
4/20 -- Austin, TX, ACL Live at The Moody Theatre
4/22 -- Birmingham, AL, Iron City
4/24 -- Lake Charles, LA, Golden Nugget – Grand Event Center
4/25 -- Biloxi, MS, IP Casino Resort & Spa*
4/26 -- Nashville, TN, Schermerhorn Symphony Center

* = ticket bundle not offered for this show.

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Jesse Grant/Getty ImagesMotown founder Berry Gordy and singer, songwriter and producer Smokey Robinson were honored at a special event celebrating the famed label's 60th anniversary held Monday, November 11, at the Waldorf-Astoria in Beverly Hills, California.

At the gala, organized by the Ryan Gordy Foundation, Berry was presented with the Power of Love Award by Michael Jackson's children Paris and Prince Jackson. Robinson was honored with the Legendary R&B Pioneer and Humanitarian Award, which he received from Lionel Richie.

The event was emceed by comic Chris Tucker and featured performances from Thelma Houston and The Supremes' Mary Wilson.

The awards were presented in loving memory of Ryan Gordy, Berry's grandson, who died of leukemia in 2016 at the age of 29. Ryan's mother, Anita Thompson, founded the Ryan Gordy Foundation in her son's honor with a goal of helping young cancer patients by providing support for them through healthy meals, yoga, meditation, nutrition, guidance and more.

"My life's purpose is bringing health and wellness to young adults affected by cancer," says Thompson in a statement. "My son was loving and caring with a beautiful soul. His legacy will live on through the good works of the Ryan Gordy Foundation."

Among the many celebrity guests in attendance at the anniversary celebration were Sean "Diddy" Combs, Sugar Ray Leonard, Eric Benet, David Foster, Katherine McPhee, Kris Jenner, Debbie Allen, Johnny Gill, Nelly, Omarion, and Bill Bellamy.

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Courtesy of Blue CoupeBlue Coupe, the all-star rock group made up of founding Blue Oyster Cult members Joe Bouchard and Albert Bouchard, and original Alice Cooper band bassist Dennis Dunaway, has just released its third studio album, Eleven Even.

The record features 11 tracks, most of which were written or co-written by the band members. The lead track, "D Train," was penned by the late David Roter, who co-wrote the 1981 Blue Oyster Cult tune "Joan Crawford." You can check out a lyric video for "D Train" at Joe Bouchard's official YouTube channel.

Another song, "Hey Sheriff," was co-written by Albert Bouchard and veteran pop songwriter Mark Barkan, who have collaborated on several recording projects together.

Ex-Blondie backing singers Tish and Snooky Bellomo contributed backing vocals throughout the album.

A limited numbered of signed CD copies of Eleven Even currently are available for purchase at JoeBouchard.com.

Here's the Eleven Even track list:

"D Train"
"Hey Sheriff"
"Keep Rollin' On"
"Tank Man"
"Rendezvous in the Pale Moonlight"
"Break Through the Wall"
"Blood for Blood"
"Simple Answers Kill"
"Day After Day (Running Away)"
"Bitter Game"
"Jumped the Gun"

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Courtesy of Z2 ComicsSome new details have been revealed about the upcoming Grateful Dead graphic novel, Grateful Dead Origins, which will be published in April 2020 and focuses on the group's formation and its emergence as one of America's most important and enduring bands.

The novel will be available as both a limited, oversized hard-cover deluxe edition and a standard soft-cover version, both of which will come with a code to download an exclusive 13-track companion compilation of early Grateful Dead recordings curated by the group's longtime archivist, David Lemieux.

The album features selections from The Grateful Dead's first three studio albums -- 1967's Grateful Dead, 1968's Anthem of the Sun and 1969's Aoxomoxoa -- as well as from the Rare Cuts and Oddities 1966 rarities collection and from the 1966 disc of the 30 Trips Around the Sun archival box set.

The deluxe edition of Grateful Dead Origins also will come packaged with a vinyl LP featuring previously unreleased live recordings from an August 21, 1968, concert at the Fillmore West in San Francisco. The show included the group's first known West Coast performance of "St. Stephen."

Grateful Dead Origins boasts an original story written by Chris Miskiewicz, with illustrations by Noah Van Sciver. The novel follows the group's transformation from a bar band named The Warlocks to the influential flag bearers of jam-band culture in the U.S.

The deluxe edition of the book is available for pre-order now at Z2Comics.com and Dead.net.

Here is the track list of the Grateful Dead Origins digital compilation:

"The Golden Road (To Unlimited Devotion)" -- from Grateful Dead
"Cream Puff War" -- from Rare Cuts and Oddities 1966
"Walking the Dog" -- from Rare Cuts and Oddities 1966
"Viola Lee Blues" -- from Road Trips 2/2/68
"Hey Little One" -- from Rare Cuts and Oddities 1966
"That's It for the Other One" -- from Anthem of the Sun
"In the Midnight Hour" -- from the 1966 disc of 30 Trips Around the Sun
"Standing on the Corner" -- from Rare Cuts and Oddities 1966
"China Cat Sunflower" -- from Aoxomoxoa
"Big Railroad Blues" -- from Rare Cuts and Oddities 1966
"Morning Dew" -- from Grateful Dead
"Keep Rolling By" -- from the 1966 disc of 30 Trips Around the Sun
"Cosmic Charlie" -- from Aoxomoxoa

And here's the track list of the deluxe edition's live LP:

Side 1
"Dark Star"
"St. Stephen"

Side 2
"The Eleven"
"Death Don't Have No Mercy"

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Credit: Tony NelsonDisappointing news from Brian Setzer. The Stray Cats frontman won't be rocking any towns this holiday season with his Brian Setzer Orchestra because he's been diagnosed with a severe case of tinnitus and, under doctor's orders, has been forced to cancel his big band's 16th annual Christmas Rocks! Tour.

The trek had been scheduled to visit more than 20 U.S. cities and was mapped out from a November 15 show in Minneapolis through a December 21 concert in Los Angeles.

"It's heartbreaking to disappoint my fans who have shared my Christmas seasons with me for over 15 years," Setzer says in a statement. "I'm truly sorry for the inconvenience this has caused all of the amazing people who make my tour happen and to my unbelievably loyal and devoted fans. I hate to let you down and I hope you'll understand."

Earlier this year, Setzer and The Stray Cats released their first new studio album in 26 years, 40, and mounted a reunion tour in honor of the group's 40th anniversary. Brian also played shows with his solo group, Rockabilly Riot.

In other news, The Brian Setzer Orchestra's 2005 holiday album, Dig That Crazy Christmas, was released on vinyl for the first time on Friday, November 8. The disc is available on red-and-white-splatter vinyl.

Here are all of The Brian Setzer Orchestra canceled tour dates:

11/15 -- Minneapolis, MN, State Theatre
11/16 -- Chicago, IL, The Chicago Theatre
11/17 -- Detroit, MI, Fox Theatre
11/19 -- Red Bank, NJ, Count Basie Center for the Arts
11/20 -- Englewood, NJ, Bergen Performing Arts Center
11/21 -- Springfield, MA, Symphony Hall
11/23 -- Lynchburg, VA, Academy Center of the Arts
11/24 -- Westbury, NY, Theatre at Westbury
11/26 -- Washington, D.C., The Anthem
11/27 -- Durham, NC, Durham Performing Arts Center
11/29 -- Orlando, FL, Hard Rock Live
11/30 -- Clearwater, FL, Ruth Eckerd Hall
12/2 -- Nashville, TN, The Ryman
12/3 -- Atlanta, GA, Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre
12/4 -- Augusta, GA, Miller Theatre
12/6 -- Biloxi, MS, Beau Rivage Resort & Casino
12/10 -- Salt Lake City, UT, Eccles Theatre
12/12 -- Ridgefield, WA, Ilani Casino
12/13 -- Seattle, WA, Moore Theatre
12/14 -- Seattle, WA, Moore Theatre
12/16 -- Oakland, CA, Fox Theater
12/17 -- Stockton, CA, Bob Hope Theatre
12/19 -- Phoenix, AZ, Celebrity Theatre
12/20 -- Palm Desert, CA, McCallum Theatre
12/21 -- Los Angeles, CA, Microsoft Theater

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Live Nation/Interscope Records/MaverickPeople still "Crave" Madonna on the dance floor.

The remix of her song "Crave," with Swae Lee, has hit #1 on the Billboard Dance Club Songs chart, making it her 49th #1 hit on that chart. Madonna now has the most Dance Club chart-toppers of any other artist, trailed distantly by Rihanna, who has 33.

"Crave" is Madonna's third Dance Club chart-topper from Madame X, following "Future" and "Medellin." It's also her ninth consecutive #1 on the chart, her longest such streak.

Madame X debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart in June.

Madonna is currently in the middle of her sold-out Madame X Tour. She kicks off a string of Los Angeles shows on Wednesday, November 13.

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Credit: DH LovelifeIn an interview last month with the Los Angeles Times, Neil Young revealed that he was expecting to become a U.S. citizen on November 12 while keeping his Canadian citizenship.  But the folk-rock legend now reports that he's hit an obstacle in his plan.

In a message posted Friday on his official website, Young writes, "I want to be a dual citizen and vote. When I recently applied for American citizenship, I passed the test. It was a conversation where I was asked many questions. I answered them truthfully and passed. Recently however, I have been told I must do another test, due to my use of marijuana and how some people who smoke it have exhibited a problem."

Neil explains that the supposed problem regarding marijuana use is defined in a U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services policy alert that was added in April 2019, and that includes the following: "An applicant who is involved in certain marijuana related activities may lack GMC [good moral character] if found to have violated federal law, even if such activity is not unlawful under applicable state or foreign laws."

Young goes on to write, "I sincerely hope I have exhibited good moral character and will be able to vote my conscience on Donald J. Trump and his fellow American candidates, (as yet un-named)."

In the Los Angeles Times interview, Neil, who moved to the U.S. more than 50 years ago, discussed why he wanted to become a dual citizen of Canada and the States.

"I'm still a Canadian; there's nothing that can take that away from me," he noted. "But I live down here; I pay taxes down here; my beautiful family is all down here -- they're all Americans, so I want to register my opinion."

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Courtesy of Mick FleetwoodFleetwood Mac drummer Mick Fleetwood is organizing a special star-studded U.K. tribute concert honoring the early blues years of his famous band and the group's original frontman, singer/guitarist Peter Green.

The show will take place February 25, 2020, at the London Palladium and will feature performances by Pink Floyd's David Gilmour, ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons, Aerosmith's Steve Tyler, Fleetwood Mac's Christine McVie, ex-Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman, U.K. blues legend John Mayall, longtime Who touring drummer Zak Starkey, and singer/songwriter/guitarist Jonny Lang.

Mick will be part of the event's house band, which also will include acclaimed session guitarist Andy Fairweather Low, Fleetwood Mac touring keyboardist Ricky Peterson and journeyman bassist Dave Bronze.

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

Concert tickets concert will go on sale to the general public Friday, November 15, at 10 a.m. U.K. time, while pre-sale tickets will be available starting Wednesday, November 13, at 10 a.m. U.K. time at LWTheatres.co.uk.

Part of the show's proceeds will be donated to the Teenage Cancer Trust, a U.K. charity that provides specialized nursing care and emotional support to young people with cancer.

Green, now 73, founded Fleetwood Mac in July 1967 with Mick Fleetwood and guitarist Jeremy Spencer, while bassist John McVie joined the group soon after. Green left the band in 1970 while struggling with mental health issues.

Visit MickFleetwood.com for more details about "Mick Fleetwood & Friends Celebrate the Music of Peter Green and the Early Years of Fleetwood Mac."

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Credit: Tony TranA classic rock legend teamed up with a contemporary pop superstar for a unique performance this Saturday in Las Vegas.

Doors guitarist Robby Krieger was on hand to jam with Lady Gaga when Gaga dropped by NoMad Restaurant after her Jazz & Piano residency show at the Park Theater at Park MGM to perform with her longtime friend and collaborator, trumpeter Brian Newman, during his regular residency there.

After Gaga sang some jazz standards, Krieger hit the stage with her.

First, the Rock & Roll Hall of Famer played The Doors' signature hit, "Light My Fire," and then he and Gaga jammed on "Is You Is or Is You Ain't My Baby," a Louis Jordan song from 1944. Legendary jazz trumpeter Terence Blanchard also came onstage to join in the fun.

Next up for Krieger: He'll reunite with Doors drummer John Densmore for a rare performance together at the first Homeward Bound Concert, a charity event that will take place on January 23, 2020, at the famed Wiltern theater in Los Angeles. Proceeds from the show will benefit PATH, an L.A.-based non-profit that seeks to provide permanent housing, employment training, healthcare and other services to homeless people throughout California.

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Credit: Josh CheuseThe rumors are true! After breaking up into 2015, The Black Crowes have announced plans for a huge 2020 reunion trek commemorating the 30th anniversary of their 1990 debut album, Shake Your Moneymaker.

The world tour will kick off with a North American leg that begins June 17 in Austin, Texas, and is mapped out through a September 19 concert in the Los Angeles area. So far, more than 45 shows have been confirmed. The band will play Shake Your Moneymaker in its entirety at the concerts, plus other select hits.

Tickets and VIP packages are on sale now. Visit TheBlackCrowes.com for more details.

In celebration of the tour announcement, the band will play a pair of intimate shows this week, the first one taking place tonight at The Bowery Ballroom in New York City and the second on Thursday, November 14, at the famed Troubadour in L.A. Information about scoring tickets to the gigs will be revealed on The Black Crowes' Instagram page.

The band, of course, is led by the infamously contentious Robinson brothers, singer Chris and guitarist Rich, who had vowed never to perform of speak to each other again. It's unclear what led to the siblings' reconciliation.

"I'm thrilled & blessed to be playing with my brother celebrating the music we've made & bringing our lives together full circle," says Chris Robinson.

Add Rich, "First and foremost, I'm really happy to have my brother back in my life. To be able to play music again together and celebrate the first record we made as kids, is a gift."

According to Rolling Stone, the rest of the Black Crowes lineup will feature new members.

Here's the full list of North American tour dates:

6/17 -- Austin, TX, Austin360 Amphitheater
6/19 -- Dallas, TX, Dos Equis Pavilion
6/20 -- The Woodlands, TX, Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion Presented by Huntsman  
6/23 -- Tulsa, OK, BOK Center
6/24 -- Rogers, AR, Walmart AMP
6/26 -- Birmingham, AL, Oak Mountain Amphitheatre
6/27 -- Atlanta, GA, Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood
6/30 -- West Palm Beach, FL, Coral Sky Amphitheatre at the S. Florida Fairgrounds
7/1 -- Tampa, FL, MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre at the FL State Fairgrounds
7/3 -- Charlotte, NC, PNC Music Pavilion
7/4 -- Raleigh, NC, Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek
7/7 -- Nashville, TN, Ascend Amphitheatre
7/8 -- Nashville, TN, Ascend Amphitheatre
7/10 -- Virginia Beach, VA, Veteran United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach  
7/11 -- Bristow, VA, Jiffy Lube Live
7/14 -- Camden, NJ, BB&T Pavilion
7/15 -- Bethel, NY, Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
7/17 -- Holmdel, NJ, PNC Bank Arts Center
7/18 -- Wantagh, NY, Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
7/21 -- Gilford, NH, Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion
7/22 -- Mansfield, MA, Xfinity Center
7/24 -- Hartford, CT, XFINITY Theatre
7/25 -- Saratoga Springs, NY, Saratoga Performing Arts Center
7/28 -- Toronto, ON, Canada, Budweiser Stage
7/29 -- Clarkston, MI, DTE Energy Music Theatre
7/31 -- Buffalo, NY, Darien Lake Amphitheater
8/1 -- Pittsburgh, PA, KeyBank Pavilion
8/13 -- Saint Paul, MN, Xcel Energy Center
8/15 -- Chicago, IL, Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
8/16 -- Indianapolis, IN, Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
8/18 -- Cleveland, OH, Blossom Music Center
8/20 -- Cincinnati, OH, Riverbend Music Center
8/22 -- Milwaukee, WI, American Family Insurance Amphitheater
8/23 -- Maryland Heights, MO, Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
8/26 -- Bonner Springs, KS, Providence Medical Center Amphitheater
8/28 -- Omaha, NE, CHI Health Center Omaha
8/30 -- Morrison, CO, Red Rocks Amphitheatre
9/1 -- West Valley Lake City, UT, USANA Amphitheatre
9/4 -- Seattle, WA, White River Amphitheatre
9/5 -- Ridgefield, WA, Sunlight Supply Amphitheater
9/8 -- Concord, CA, Concord Pavilion
9/9 -- Mountain View, CA, Shoreline Amphitheatre
9/11 -- Las Vegas, NV, MGM Grand Garden Arena
9/12 -- Phoenix, AZ, Ak-Chin Pavilion
9/18 -- San Diego, CA, North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre
9/19 -- Inglewood, CA, The Forum

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Credit: Jen Rosenstein

A note on the band's website reads, "Due to a bad case of Influenza, doctors have advised Paul Stanley to rest for the next few days and not to undertake the long trip from Los Angeles to Perth. With the expectation of Australian audiences high, KISS don’t want to not give 100% and so have made changes to the Australian and New Zealand dates."

The tour will now begin in Adelaide on November 19. The band's original kickoff show -- November 16 in Perth -- has now been moved to December 3, and all tickets for the original date will be valid for the new one.  You can get a refund if you can't make it.

The band's show in Auckland, New Zealand, which was originally scheduled for December 3, has been canceled, and will now be moved to a later part of the tour.  Fans can get refunds at point of purchase.

In September, KISS had to postpone a show due to Gene Simmons' kidney stones; he eventually had surgery in October.

The band recently revealed that their End of the Road tour will end July 17, 2021 in their hometown of New York City.

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Chris Haston/NBCNot everyone enjoys or is willing to wait for Madonna to show up fashionably late to her concerts.  One Florida man is so irate, he wants to drag the "Crave" singer to court.

Page Six reports that Nate Hollander bought three tickets to her December 17 show at Fillmore Miami Beach for a hefty price -- $1,024.95 to be exact.  All seemed fine and dandy until Madonna switched the start time from 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. late last month.

Hollander said the later start time ruined the show and he doesn't want to go anymore, before adding he was unable to secure a refund.  He also claims the change of time is a breach of contract between the ticket buyer and seller when filing his suit last Monday in Miami-Dade County court.

Hollander argues, "Ticketholders [have] to work and go to school the next day, which prevent[s] them from attending a concert that would end at around 1:00 a.m."

He also filed suit against Live Nation.

While Madonna has not publicly addressed the legal challenge, she did post to Twitter on Saturday a very pointed video message.  

"There's something that you all need to understand," Madonna purrs to the audience at her Vegas show, "and that is, that a queen is never late."

While Hollander vehemently disagrees, it will be interesting to see what the court ultimately thinks.

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Kevin Kane/Getty Images for the Rock and Roll Hall of FameLate Cars frontman Ric Ocasek cut his estranged wife, Paulina Porizkova, out of his will, according to public documents obtained by Page Six.

Page Six reports that Ocasek's will features a section that reads, "I have made no provision for my wife Paulina Porizkova…as we are in the process of divorcing…Even if I should die before our divorce is final…Paulina is not entitled to any elective share…because she has abandoned me."

Ric signed the will on August 28 of this year, less than three weeks before his death.

The Rock & Roll Hall of Famer and the supermodel separated in 2017 after 28 years of marriage. The couple had two sons together, while Ric had four other sons from two previous marriages.

Ocasek died on September 15 at age 75 of heart disease while recovering from unspecified surgery that, according to Porizkova, took place two weeks before his passing and was not heart-related.

Following Ric's death, Paulina's spoke lovingly of him and revealed that despite their separation they still lived together.

In a note on her Instagram account posted in early October, Porizkova wrote that although Ocasek "could be aloof" and "not particularly social," "when he decided to turn his focus on you, it was as if the sun came out. His smile and his gaze warmed you and made you feel like the most special person in the world."

Following the publication of the Page Six article about Ocasek's will, Porizkova posted another Instagram note that reads, "I've known about the will since the day after Ric passed. All you have heard from me since -- is inspite of that. #loveneverdies" The message is accompanied by a photo of Ric on a motor scooter and Paulina and their sons on bicycles, all smiling.

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Courtesy of Fathom EventsJohn Fogerty's new concert film 50 Year Trip: Live at Red Rocks will be screened in select theaters across the U.S. today, Veterans Day. The movie, which documents a June 2019 show that the ex-Creedence Clearwater Revival frontman played at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colorado, was preceded by the release of a companion live album on Friday.

The concert was part of Fogerty's ongoing My 50 Year Trip tour, which celebrates the half-century anniversaries of CCR's breakout year and the Woodstock festival. The show featured a bevy of Creedence classics, two of John's solo hits and covers of several songs performed by various artists at Woodstock.

Fogerty tells ABC Audio that watching the multifaceted performance "was a wonderful journey."

The Rock & Roll Hall of Famer notes that it was his wife Julie's idea for him to play the Woodstock tribute tunes, which included The Who's "My Generation," Sly & the Family Stone's "Everyday People" and "Dance to the Music," and a Joe Cocker-style rendition of The Beatles' "With a Little Help from My Friends."

"It gave me a wonderful opportunity to actually learn and perform these songs that I love…and it was a lot of fun," declares John.

The show also included a Jimi Hendrix tribute featuring a performance of "The Star Spangled Banner," not by Fogerty but by his son Shane, who plays in John's touring band.

"I get to stand just off stage watching him, and it's just remarkable," John gushes. "Every night he plays that guitar and…he's gotten better and better and better as he's gone along."

Interspersed throughout the performance are interview segments in which Fogerty shares recollections and tells stories about some of the famous songs he created.

Visit FathomEvents.com to check out screening locations for 50 Year Trip.

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Courtesy of VetsAidJust a reminder that Joe Walsh's third annual VetsAid concert benefiting the Eagles guitarist's non-profit veterans organization of the same name takes place Sunday, November 10, on the eve of Veteran's Day, at the Toyota Center in Houston.

Joining Walsh at the show will be ZZ Top, The Doobie Brothers, Sheryl Crow, country star Brad Paisley and Americana act Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit. The concert will start at 5:30 p.m. local time.

Walsh tells People magazine that fans who attend the event will be treated to surprise appearances by at least two famous guest artists.

"I've got to keep them under wraps! But yeah, there's a couple…old boys," Joe reveals. "You never know who's going to show up, but I'm aware of a couple of surprises that are going to make a big difference to the crowd."

As for how he feels about the artists taking part in VetsAid, Walsh says, "A lot of people were able to rearrange their schedules so that they could make this show, and I'm really grateful."

Tickets for VetsAid 2019 are on sale now, and are available at the Toyota Center box office, at ToyotaCenter.com or by calling 1-866-4-HOUTIX.

Through a vetting process in coordination with the National Association of Veterans Serving Organizations, VetsAid recently chose 18 veterans charities to which it will distribute the proceeds from this year's show. Eight will receive large grants and 10 will get small grants. The first two VetsAid concerts brought in a total of $1.2 million.

Meanwhile, as previously reported, Walsh will serve as Grand Marshal of the "Houston Salutes American Heroes Veterans Day Celebration" on Monday, November 11. He also will deliver a keynote speech at the event, which will include a parade through the streets of Houston.

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Courtesy of James Burton Foundation and Gary BridgesThis Tuesday in Nashville, a jaw-dropping lineup of music stars will participate in a special charity concert headlined and hosted by former Elvis Presley and Ricky Nelson guitarist James Burton.

The James Burton & Friends concert will feature Queen's Brian May, Joe Walsh, Sammy Hagar, The Monkees' Micky Dolenz, ex-Chicago singer Jason Scheff, former Doobie Brothers guitarist Jeff "Skunk" Baxter and soul guitar legend Steve Cropper.

The show, at Nashville's Schermerhorn Symphony Center, will feature the various artists playing noteworthy songs from Burton's six-decade career.  It'll raise money for the James Burton Foundation, which help provide guitars to school music programs, children's hospitals and veterans.

Other performers on the bill: Paul Shaffer, acclaimed session guitarist Albert Lee, Stray Cats drummer Slim Jim Phantom, Johnny Cash's son John Carter Cash and Roy Orbison's sons Roy Jr., Alex and Wesley.

General admission tickets are available at NashvilleSymphony.org. VIP packages, which include premium seating and a meet-and-greet, can be purchased by contacting the James Burton Foundation by phone at 318-424-5000 or by email at JamesBurtonFest@aol.com.

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