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Watch video for new Neil Young & Crazy Horse song, "Song of the Seasons," from band's upcoming 'Barn' album

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Neil Young & Crazy Horse recently debuted a new song called "Song of the Seasons" as an advance track from the band's upcoming album Barn, and now a video for the tune has premiered at NeilYoungArchives.com and Young's YouTube channel.

The clip features stop-motion footage of a beautiful mountain landscape and lake apparently recorded by a stationary video camera.

According to a message Young posted on his website, the video was shot by his wife, actress Daryl Hannah, and shows "the landscape and life where our record was made."

As previously reported, Barn is a 10-track collection that will be released on December 10. It was recorded "this summer under a full moon, in a restored off-grid 19th century barn high up in the Rockies." Barn will be available on CD, vinyl, cassette and digital formats, and as a deluxe box set.

The box set includes a CD and a vinyl LP, as well as a Blu-ray disc that features a film directed by Hannah offering a look at the making of Barn. The Blu-ray will also be released separately.

In his new message, Young explains, "All the songs in our Barn film are the originals. Crazy Horse is seen playing each (almost) song. All performances are of our original recordings used on the album. Since we play 'live' in the Barn, you are seeing exactly what happened that day as we made Barn the album."

He adds, "Not a lot of records are recorded live anymore, so it should be interesting and fun for you. These are not contrived little snips. They document what happened."

You can pre-order Barn now.

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The Rolling Stones' 40th anniversary 'Tattoo You' reissue hit stores today

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The Rolling Stones' expanded 40th anniversary version of their chart-topping 1981 album Tattoo You got its release today.

The reissue, which is available in multiple formats and configurations, features nine previously unreleased tracks from that period.

All versions of the Tattoo You reissue feature a newly remastered version of the original 11-track album, which includes such hits and gems as "Start Me Up," "Waiting on a Friend," "Hang Fire," "Little T&A" and "Neighbours."

The Super Deluxe edition is available as either a four-CD or five-LP vinyl set. It includes the nine unreleased tracks gathered on one CD or two-LP under the title Lost & Found, plus a two-disc live collection dubbed Still Life: Wembley Stadium 1982, featuring a 26-song performance by The Stones at the famed London venue.

Lost & Found features covers of the 1970 Chi-Lites tune "Troubles a' Comin," the 1963 Jimmy Reed song "Shame, Shame, Shame," and Dobie Gray's soulful hit 1973 ballad "Drift Away," as well as a reggae-flavored rendition of "Start Me Up." The tracks have been enhanced with newly added vocals and guitars.

Still Life: Wembley Stadium 1982 was recorded in June of that year during the Tattoo You tour, and features performances of various Stones classics, select covers like Eddie Cochran's "Twenty Flight Rock" and The Big Bopper's "Chantilly Lace," and several songs from Tattoo You.

The box sets also come with a 124-page book featuring hundreds of 200 rare photos, interviews and more.

In conjunction with the Tattoo You reissue's arrival, a new video trailer for the collection has premiered at The Stones' YouTube channel.

Meanwhile, The Stones continues their 2021 U.S. tour with a concert this Sunday in Minneapolis.

Here's the track list of the reissue's four-CD version:

CD 1: Tattoo You (2021 Remaster)
"Start Me Up"
"Hang Fire"
"Slave"
"Little T&A"
"Black Limousine"
"Neighbours"
"Worried About You"
"Tops"
"Heaven"
"No Use in Crying"
"Waiting on a Friend"

CD 2: Lost & Found: Rarities
"Living in the Heart of Love"
"Fiji Jim"
"Troubles a' Comin"
"Shame Shame Shame"
"Drift Away"
"It's a Lie"
"Come to the Ball"
"Fast Talking Slow Walking"
"Start Me Up" (Early Version)

CD 3: Still Life (Wembley Stadium Concert 1982)
"Under My Thumb"
"When the Whip Comes Down"
"Let's Spend the Night Together"
"Shattered"
"Neighbours"
"Black Limousine"
"Just My Imagination (Running Away with Me)"
"Twenty Flight Rock"
"Going to a Go Go"
"Chantilly Lace"
"Let Me Go"
"Time Is on My Side"
"Beast of Burden"
"Let It Bleed"

CD 4: Still Life (Wembley Stadium Concert 1982)
"You Can't Always Get What You Want"
Band Introductions
"Little T&A"
"Tumbling Dice"
"She's So Cold"
"Hang Fire"
"Miss You"
"Honky Tonk Women"
"Brown Sugar"
"Start Me Up"
"Jumpin' Jack Flash"
"(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction"

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New Tom Petty documentary to get worldwide premiere on YouTube for free in November

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The new documentary Tom Petty, Somewhere You Feel Free: The Making of Wildflowers will get its worldwide release on November 11 as a free streaming event shown in 4K resolution on Tom Petty's official YouTube channel as part of the YouTube Originals series.

As previously reported, the movie focuses on the creatively fruitful period from 1993 to 1995, during which Petty made his acclaimed 1994 solo studio effort, Wildflowers, and recorded many other songs that weren't initially released on the album. The film features previously unseen 16-millimeter footage shot during the making of Wildflowers, archival commentary from Tom, and new interviews with producer Rick Rubin and Heartbreakers guitarist Mike Campbell -- who both co-produced the album with Tom -- as well as with Heartbreakers keyboardist Benmont Tench.

A new trailer for the documentary has debuted at Petty's YouTube channel. The two-minute promo features footage of Petty in the studio and on a tour bus and onstage, vintage photos, and clips of Tench and Campbell discussing Wildflowers. You also hear Tom talking about the project and reflecting on his approach to making the record.

Somewhere You Feel Free premiered in March as part of the virtual South by Southwest Film Festival, and the documentary got its theatrical release as a global screening event on Wednesday, October 20 -- coinciding with what would've been Petty's 71st birthday.

The film was directed by Mary Wharton, whose credits also include last year's Jimmy Carter: Rock & Roll President.

Petty initially had planned for Wildflowers to be a double album, but was convinced by his record label to release it as a single disc. The many extra tracks he recorded during the sessions, along with a bevy of outtakes, finally were released last year on the Wildflowers & All the Rest box set.

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Hear ABBA's "new" single -- originally recorded in 1978

Ludvig Andersson

"Just a Notion," the new single released from ABBA's much-anticipated comeback album, Voyage, isn't really that new at all.

ABBA's Björn Ulvaeus says "Just a Notion" was originally recorded toward the end of 1978, and was probably destined for their album Voulez-Vous, but he claims he doesn't "have a clue" why it didn't make the final cut.

"It's a good song with great vocals. I know that we played it to a publisher in France and a couple of other people we trusted and as far as I can remember they liked it very much," he adds. "So it's a mystery and will remain a mystery."

The version that was released on Friday features a new backing track with drums and guitars, but the vocals are from the 1978 original. "'Just a Notion' is a ridiculously happy song," Björn adds. "And hopefully it will cheer you up in these dark times!"

ABBA's album Voyage is being released ahead of their Voyage series of concerts, which will take place in London in 2022.  More dates have been added to those shows, which will feature digital avatars of all four band members "performing" their hits.  The new tickets go on sale November 3.

Björn says "Just a Notion" "demonstrates what we plan to do with ABBA Voyage [concert] in 2022."  He notes, "There, we will have a live band playing, but all vocals will be from the old recordings."

Voyage comes out on November 5.  It includes the previously released singles "I Still Have Faith in You" and "Don’t Shut Me Down."

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Green Day announces 'The BBC Sessions' live album

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Green Day has announced a new live album, The BBC Sessions.

The 16-track set collects each of the punk trio's four performances at the BBC's Maida Vale Studios, recorded in 1994, 1996, 1998 and 2001, together for the first time on one album. It'll be released December 10.

Leading up to the record's arrival, Green Day will be dropping one song from The BBC Sessions each week. The first selection is the 1994 rendition of the song "2000 Light Years Away," which you can download now via digital outlets.

Last month, Green Day wrapped their Hella Mega stadium tour alongside Weezer and Fall Out Boy. The band's most recent album is 2020's Father of All...

Here's the track list for The BBC Sessions:

"She" (Live at the BBC June 8 1994)
"When I Come Around" (Live at the BBC June 8 1994)
"Basket Case" (Live at the BBC June 8 1994)
"2000 Light Years Away" (Live at the BBC June 8 1994)
"Geek Stink Breath" (Live at the BBC November 3 1996)
"Brain Stew/Jaded" (Live at the BBC November 3 1996)
"Walking Contradiction" (Live at the BBC November 3 1996)
"Stuck with Me" (Live at the BBC November 3 1996)
"Hitchin' a Ride" (Live at the BBC February 12 1998)
"Nice Guys Finish Last" (Live at the BBC February 12 1998)
"Prosthetic Head" (Live at the BBC February 12 1998)
"Redundant" (Live at the BBC February 12 1998)
"Castaway" (Live at the BBC August 28 2001)
"Church on Sunday" (Live at the BBC August 28 2001)
"Minority" (Live at the BBC August 28 2001)
"Waiting" (Live at the BBC August 28 2001)

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Expanded 50th anniversary reissue of The Band's fourth album, 'Cahoots,' due in December

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Expanded and remastered versions of The Band's fourth album, Cahoots, will be released on December 10, in commemoration of its recent 50th anniversary.

Released in September 1971, Cahoots peaked at #21 on the Billboard 200 and featured such notable tunes as "Life Is a Carnival," the Canadian-American roots-rock group's rendition of Bob Dylan's "When I Paint My Masterpiece," and the Van Morrison collaboration "4% Pantomime."

Among the versions of the 50th anniversary Cahoots reissue is a Super Deluxe box set featuring two CDs, a 180-gram vinyl LP, a Blu-ray disc, a 7-inch vinyl single, a photo booklet and more.

The updated version of the album was mixed by lauded engineer Bob Clearmountain, and overseen by Band guitarist/main songwriter Robbie Robertson.

Robertson explains, "I told Bob, 'There are no rules. So, every mix we do, I want to start from scratch. I don't even want to listen to the original. I want to listen to the way we hear it now and be fearless and experimental with it."

The expanded reissue also features alternate versions of six of the album's songs, two outtakes from the sessions, and 11 performances from a May 1971 concert at the Olympia Theatre in Paris.

The LP features the remastered original album, while the Blu-ray includes three mixes of Cahoots and some of the bonus tracks -- a Dolby Atmos, a 5.1 surround sound and the new stereo mix. The seven-inch single features "Life Is a Carnival" backed with "The Moon Struck One."

The new mix of "Life Is a Carnival" has been made available as an advance digital track.

The Cahoots reissue, which you can pre-order now, is also coming out as a two-CD set, digitally, and on vinyl.

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

CD 1:
"Life Is a Carnival"
"When I Paint My Masterpiece"
"Last of the Blacksmiths"
"Where Do We Go from Here?"
"4% Pantomime"
"Shoot Out in Chinatown"
"The Moon Struck One"
"Thinkin' Out Loud"
"Smoke Signal"
"Volcano"
"The River Hymn"

Bonus Tracks
"Endless Highway" (Early Studio Take, 2021 Mix)
"When I Paint My Masterpiece" (Alternate Take, 2021 Mix)
"4% Pantomime" (Takes 1 & 2)
"Don't Do It" (Outtake -- Studio Version, 2021 Mix)
"Bessie Smith" (Outtake)

CD 2:*

Live at The Olympia Theatre, Paris, May 1971 (Bootleg, Partial Concert)
"The W.S. Walcott Medicine Show"
"We Can Talk"
"Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever"
"The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down"
"Across the Great Divide"
"The Unfaithful Servant"
"Don't Do It"
"The Genetic Method"
"Chest Fever"
"Rag Mama Rag"
"Slippin' and Slidin'"

Bonus Tracks
"Life Is a Carnival" (Instrumental)
"Volcano" (Instrumental)
"Thinkin' Out Loud" (Stripped Down Mix)

* = tracks are previously unreleased.

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Stevie Wonder is still gunning for the Grammy glory, and doing it his way

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Multi-Grammy winner Steve Wonder is looking to add a couple more Grammys to his collection, with the 2020 singles "Where Is Our Love Song" and "Can't Put It in the Hands of Fate."  And as usual, he's doing it on his terms.

Wonder challenged the music industry status quo in 1971 when he signed a new deal with Motown, where he fought for creative control as well as ownership of his master recordings and publishing rights.

Now 71, Stevie insists on doing things his way. Instead of making the Grammy submissions in the typical R&B categories, he pushed to have the songs considered for best melodic rap performance and best American roots performance.

"'Where Is Our Love Song' is a song that speaks to everyone, a traditional song or folk song about America," Wonder tells Billboard. "I said I didn't care what's normally done; that I'm not trying to do the typical. So it was submitted in the best American roots performance category."

As for "Can't Put It in the Hands of Fate," Wonder says, "It was such an honor to work with Rapsody, Cordae, Chika and Busta Rhymes for what became an amazing marriage with conscious rap. I wanted to be a part of celebrating their greatness as well as our collaboration, so that’s why I decided to put it in that category."

Wonder has racked up a total of 25 Grammy Awards over his 60-year career. He's also one of only four artists -- along with Frank Sinatra, Paul Simon and Taylor Swift -- to win album of the year three times, and the only one to do so with three consecutive releases -- 1973's Innervisions, 1974's Fulfillingness' First Finale and 1976's Songs in the Key of Life.

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Ringo Starr releases video for his cover of "Rock Around the Clock," featuring Joe Walsh

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Are you ready to rock 'n' roll with Ringo Starr? The famed ex-Beatles drummer has debuted a music video for his new cover of the Bill Haley and His Comets classic "Rock Around the Clock," which appears on Starr's recently released Change the World EP.

The tune features Ringo's brother-in-law, Eagles guitarist Joe Walsh, ripping through a couple of wailing solos.

The video, which you can check out on YouTube, features footage shot at Starr's Roccabella West home studio of Ringo singing and playing drums, as well as Walsh doing his thing on guitar.

Session bassist Nathan East and Starr's frequent studio collaborator Bruce Sugar also appear in the clip. The track also features backing vocals from Amy Keys and Windy Wagner.

Ringo says he decided to record his own version of "Rock Around the Clock" because he was reminiscing about the impression the song had on him when he first heard it on his 15th birthday.  His grandparents took him to see the movie Blackboard Jungle in a theater then while he was recovering from tuberculosis.

Starr recalls that when the song came on, the audience "ripped up the cinema!!! They just threw the chairs and went crazy. I thought, 'WOW this is great!' I remember that moment like it was yesterday, it was incredible. And the song just rocks."

"Rock Around the Clock" is one of four songs featured on Change the World, along with "Let's Change the World," "Coming Undone" and "Just That Way." The EP is available now on CD, cassette and digitally. A 10-inch vinyl version will be released on November 16, and can be pre-ordered now.

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The Doors' Robby Krieger performing at star-studded benefit show for ailing friend this Sunday

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For many years, Doors guitarist Robby Krieger and his friend, sports artist Scott Medlock, teamed up to organize an annual celebrity golf tournament and all-star concert to benefit the St. Jude's Children's Hospital. However, with Medlock himself battling cancer, this year's edition of the event will feature Krieger joined by various musical friends at a special show to raise money for Scott's medical bills.

The event, dubbed the "Celebration of Friendship" All-Star Concert -- Scotty, Robby & Friends, takes place this Sunday, October 24, at Bogie's Bar in the Los Angeles suburb of Westlake Village, California.

"Unfortunately, Scotty has got cancer and it's gotten…bad," Krieger tells ABC Audio. "So we're just doing it for him and his family this year, trying to raise some money for them, because it's amazing how much drug companies will charge for chemotherapy."

While an official lineup for the show hasn't been announced, Krieger reveals that the event will feature performances by "a lot of cool people," including ex-Chicago drummer Danny Seraphine and his current group, a couple of members of Boston, and former Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora and his collaborator and one-time girlfriend Orianthi.

"It should be fun," Robby says.

You can check out the various tickets and VIP packages that are available for the benefit concert by visiting TheMedlockKrieger.org and Eventbrite.com.

Some ticket packages include an autographed copy of Krieger's new memoir, Set the Night on Fire: Living, Dying, and Playing Guitar with The Doors, which was released earlier this month.

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They got the money: Guns N' Roses' US tour rakes in $50 million in ticket sales

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Guns N' Roses are cashing another major paycheck after wrapping the U.S. leg of their 2021 Tour.

Billboard reports that the hard-rock legends sold a whopping 363,000 tickets during their rescheduled tour, which was postponed last year when COVID-19 shut down the entertainment industry. That number of tickets sold amounts to a $50 million payday for GN'R.

Originally called the 2020 Tour, the outing started on Super Bowl Weekend in January of last year at American Airlines Arena in Miami. About 11,200 tickets were sold for the event, which translated into $2.7 million in cold hard cash.

GN'R eventually pumped the brakes as the pandemic worsened and the tour was moved to summer 2021. However, the delay did little to dampen the cash flow because when the tour picked up again on July 31 at Pennsylvania's Hersheypark Stadium, the outing made history at the time for becoming the concert with the best single-night earnings during the pandemic-era. That summer concert earned a resounding $2.3 million in ticket sales.

As the tour went on, that record was continually broken -- for example, the band raked in $4.5 million at New Jersey's Metlife Stadium on August 5.

Now, with their U.S. leg in the rearview mirror, the band is taking a breather before hitting the road again next year for the third leg of their tour, which kicks off in Lisbon, Portugal on June 4.

The tour is slated to wrap December 10, 2022 in Auckland, New Zealand.

That said, it'll be awhile before we find out how their pandemic-era trek measures up to their previous Not in This Lifetime… Tour, which ran for four years and earned $584.2 million in ticket sales -- making it the third highest-grossing concert tour in history.

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Don McLean's classic "American Pie" song and album celebrate their 50th anniversary on Sunday

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Don McLean's classic anthem "American Pie" and album of the same name were released 50 years ago this Sunday, October 24.

With "American Pie," which was the album's lead track and centerpiece, McLean used the tragic 1959 plane crash that killed Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and The Big Bopper -- referred to in the tune as "the day the music died" --as a launching point to metaphorically trace the history of rock 'n' roll through the turbulent 1960s, while also reflecting on the loss of innocence America experienced during the era.

"American Pie" spent four weeks at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in early 1972, while the album topped the Billboard 200 for seven weeks around that time. American Pie also featured a second hit, the acoustic ballad "Vincent," an homage to painter Vincent Van Gogh that peaked at #12 on the Hot 100.

"American Pie," of course, has become among the most enduring songs of its time.

"It's been a hit record on steroids," McLean tells ABC Audio. "[O]ther hits have been forgotten that were around or…if you listen to them now, they sound silly…This song is majestic and it continues to grow."

Reflecting on the song, Don says, "[I]t's entertaining on a number of levels…I had a blast writing it and thinking about it and laughing and thinking, 'Oh, this is funny, I'll do this,' or 'I won't do that.'"

As for "Vincent," McLean notes with a laugh, "I hear people saying that the song has actually made [Van Gogh] famous, more famous than he was before. That makes me feel funny…because he was already a god, really, in [the realm of art]."

As previously reported, McLean will launch a 50th anniversary American Pie tour this January in Honolulu.

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1960s songs by The Who, The Kinks, Dusty Springfied & more featured on 'Last Night in Soho' soundtrack

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The soundtrack to the new psychological thriller film Last Night in Soho features a variety of memorable 1960s tunes by British artists, including The Who, The Kinks and Dusty Springfield.

The album will be released on Friday, while the film is scheduled to open in theaters on October 29.

Last Night in Soho focuses a character named Eloise, an aspiring fashion designer who can travel back in time to 1960s London, where she meets a wannabe pop singer named Sandie, portrayed by The Queen's Gambit star Anya Taylor Joy.

The movie was written and directed by Edgar Wright, whose previous films include Shaun of the Dead, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World and Baby Driver. Wright curated the soundtrack and says the songs he assembled for the film actually inspired the script and story.

The soundtrack includes The Who's cover of the Motown classic "(Love Is Like a) Heat Wave," The Kinks' "Starstruck," and Springfield's "Wishin' and Hopin'," as well as songs by Peter & Gordon, The Searchers, Cilla Black, Sandie Shaw and The Walker Brothers. The movie's title is taken from a song of the same name by Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich, which also is featured on the soundtrack.

In addition, Taylor Joy recorded multiple versions of Petula Clark's classic pop hit "Downtown" for the soundtrack and the film's original score, and she's featured performing the tune in the movie.

You can check out a video of Taylor Joy performing the "Downtempo" version of "Downtown" on YouTube now.  The track's also been released as an advance digital single from the Last Night in Soho -- Original Score album.

You can pre-order the soundtrack and score now.

Here's the full track list of the Last Night in Soho soundtrack:

"A World Without Love" -- Peter & Gordon
"Wishin' and Hopin'" -- Dusty Springfield
"Don't Throw Your Love Away" -- The Searchers
"Beat Girl" (1993 Remaster) -- The John Barry Orchestra
"Starstruck" -- The Kinks
"You're My World" -- Cilla Black
"Wade in the Water" (Live at Klooks Kleek) -- The Graham Bond Organisation
"I've Got My Mind Set on You" -- James Ray
"(Love Is Like a) Heat Wave" -- The Who
"Puppet on a String" -- Sandie Shaw
"Land of 1000 Dances" -- The Walker Brothers
"There's a Ghost in My House" -- R. Dean Taylor
"Happy House" -- Siouxsie & the Banshees
"(There's) Always Something There to Remind Me" -- Sandie Shaw
"Eloise" -- Barry Ryan
"Anyone Who Had a Heart" -- Cilla Black
"Last Night in Soho" -- Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich
"Neon" (Soundtrack Edit) -- Steven Price
"Downtown" (A Capella) -- Anya Taylor-Joy
"Downtown" (Uptempo) -- Anya Taylor-Joy

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The Sound of Simon: Paul Simon to release new audiobook, 'Miracle and Wonder,' in November

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Paul Simon will release a new audiobook titled Miracle and Wonder on November 16 that features conversations he had with bestselling author Malcolm Gladwell and Gladwell's Broken Record podcast co-host, Bruce Headlam.

Woven throughout the biographical presentation are previously unheard live studio performances of some of Simon's classic compositions, as well as archival music tracks.

The audiobook, which according to Variety is five hours long, was created from 30 hours' worth of conversations recorded at Simon's home in Connecticut and while he was on vacation in Hawaii.

Miracle and Wonder: Conversations with Paul Simon features Simon reflecting on his childhood, his collaboration with Art Garfunkel and many other aspects of his life, while also offering commentary about some of his most famous songs, including "The Boxer," "The Sound of Silence," and "Graceland."

Variety reports that the 80-year-old singer-songwriter also reveals in the audiobook that he's working on a new project that's tentatively titled Seven Psalms, and plays snippets of some of his new music.

Miracle and Wonder also features reflections on Simon's work by such other artists as Sting, Herbie Hancock, Renée Fleming, Roseanne Cash and Wilco's Jeff Tweedy.

The audiobook can be pre-ordered now at Pushkin.fm. The website also features three preview clips from the release that include Simon discussing "The Boxer" and "Bridge over Troubled Water," as well as talking about some of the interesting instruments he's collected and likes to incorporate into his recordings.

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Watch lyric video for new Robert Plant and Alison Krauss duet "Can't Let Go"

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Robert Plant and Alison Krauss have debuted a lyric video for their new rendition of "Can't Let Go," a song written by Randy Weeks that acclaimed alt-country artist Lucinda Williams previously covered for her 1998 albumm Car Wheels on a Gravel Road.

"Can't Let Go" will appear on Plant and Krauss' upcoming duets album, Raise the Roof, which will be released on November 19. The track was issued as an advance digital single in August. The video, which you can check out on YouTube, features kitschy vintage-style graphics and images that include a vinyl disc spinning on a turntable.

The Led Zeppelin frontman and the lauded folk/bluegrass artist also released a second advance track from Raise the Roof earlier this month, "High and Lonesome," an original tune that Plant co-wrote with producer T Bone Burnett.

Raise the Roof is a follow-up to Plant and Krauss' Grammy-winning 2007 duets collection, Raising Sand. Like its predecessor, the new album was produced by Burnett and is made up mostly of covers of songs by various artists.

Los Lobos guitarist David Hidalgo and Plant's Band of Joy collaborator Buddy Miller contributed to the album, as did a few musicians who also appeared on Raising Sand, including drummer Jay Bellerose, guitarist Marc Ribot and bassist Dennis Crouch.

You can pre-order Raise the Roof now.

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Bruce Springsteen performs, Paul McCartney is honored at Robin Hood Foundation benefit in NYC

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Bruce Springsteen and Paul McCartney were among the stars who took part in the 2021 edition of the Robin Hood Foundation's annual charity gala, which was held Wednesday night at New York City's Jacob Javits Center.

According to Rolling Stone, Springsteen was introduced by the event's host, Saturday Night Live's Cecily Strong, and proceeded to deliver a short acoustic set that featured renditions of "Working on the Highway," "Dancing in the Dark" and "Thunder Road."

"For over 30 years, Robin Hood has been finding, fueling, creating, impactful solutions to lift families out of poverty here in New York City," the Boss told the crowd of an estimated 3,000. "The funds raised tonight translate into real results for New Yorkers living in poverty. We appreciate your support."

The Robin Hood Foundation has been supporting poverty-fighting programs in the New York area for over 30 years, and also helped organize the star-studded post-9/11 event The Concert for New York City, which McCartney famously headlined.

The gala took place on the 20th anniversary of the concert, and to mark the occasion, McCartney -- who also helped put together the 2001 show -- was honored with a special award.

Alicia Keys performed the classic Beatles ballad "Let It Be" before McCartney took the stage.

"I love New York," he told the audience. "Many years ago, when I was a little kid in Liverpool, we saw New York in the movies. I never dreamed that I would be here getting an award like this from you fantastic people. But then years later, we did show up at JFK with my buddies, the Beatles. We went on The Ed Sullivan Show and, boy, that was something."

The event, which raised $77.5 million, also featured a performance by the Jonas Brothers.

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