Legacy Recordings/Roy’s Boys LLCA new Roy Orbison album combining archival vocal performances from the late rock legend with newly recorded orchestral accompaniment will be released on November 3.

A Love So Beautiful: Roy Orbison with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra features 15 tracks, including newly created versions of classics songs spanning from Orbison’s early-’60s heyday through his late-’80s comeback.

A Love So Beautiful will be available on CD, vinyl and digitally, and was produced by Don Reedman and Nick Patrick, the same team behind two recent Elvis Presley albums that followed the same concept. Among the many memorable tunes on the record are “In Dreams,” “Crying,” “Oh, Pretty Woman,” “It’s Over,” “Dream Baby,” “Only the Lonely,” “I Drove All Night” and “You Got It.”

On select tracks, Orbison’s three sons — Alex, Wesley and Roy Jr. — contribute additional instrumental backing, while, amazingly, his 10-month-old grandson Roy Orbison III is featured on tambourine and guitar on the new rendition of “Oh, Pretty Woman.” The orchestra was recorded at London’s famed Abbey Road Studios.

“If ever there were a singer whose body of work benefits from a collaboration with the Royal Philharmonic it would be Roy Orbison,” says Orbison youngest son, Alex. “During the course of his career and after his passing it was constantly noted that his transcendent vocal ability made him something of an anomaly in the world of pop and rock and that, in another life, he would have taken the classical music/opera world by storm.”

“Soon, we’ll all be able to experience that ‘life’ with the release of this project,” he adds.

Here’s the full track list of A Love So Beautiful:

“In Dreams”
“Crying”
“I’m Hurtin'”
“Oh, Pretty Woman”*
“It’s Over”
“Dream Baby”+
“Blue Angel”
“Love Hurts”
“Uptown”**
“Mean Woman Blues”+
“Only the Lonely”
“Running Scared”
“I Drove All Night”**
“You Got It”
“A Love So Beautiful”**

* = featuring Alex Orbison on drums; Wesley & Roy Jr. on guitars; Roy III on guitar, tambourine
+ = featuring Alex Orbison on drums; Roy Orbison Jr. on guitar
** = featuring Alex Orbison on drums.

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Courtesy of Todd RundgrenA video featuring Todd Rundgren and Daryl Hall performing their new collaborative duet, “Chance for Us,” has debuted at Cleopatra Records’ official YouTube channel.

The catchy synth-driven tune is among the many star-studded collaborations that appear on Rundgren’s latest studio album, White Knight, which was released earlier this month.

The clip was shot at Daryl’s House, the music venue that Hall owns in Pawling, New York. It features Rundgren and Hall joined by Cars keyboardist Greg Hawkes, sax player Bobby Strickland and several members of Todd’s touring band, including drummer Prairie Prince, bassist Kasim Sulton and guitarist Jesse Gress.

Rundgren recently told ABC Radio that he and Hall co-wrote “Chance for Us” by taking a music track he had and putting it together with “a song idea that [Daryl] had been unable to finish.”

Todd, who produced Hall & Oates’ third album War Babies, added, “It’s kind of like, almost, a Daryl’s House moment in that the song could almost be mistaken for something out of the ’70s or ’80s.”

Todd currently is finishing up a spring U.S. trek, the White Knight ChivalRock Tour, which winds down June 10 in Syracuse, New York. He’ll follow that by hitting the road this August with Yes and Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy on the Yestival tour. Rundgren also is a member of Ringo Starr’s All Starr Band, which will be touring the States in October and November.

Here are the remaining dates on Todd’s White Knight ChivalRock trek:

5/25 — Fort Myers, FL, Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall
5/27 — St. Petersburg, FL, The Mahaffey Theater
5/28 — Orlando, FL, Plaza Live
5/30 — Atlanta, GA, Center Stage
5/31 — Knoxville, TN, U.S. Cellular Theater at The Bijou
6/3 — San Antonio, TX, Aztec Theater
6/4 — Houston, TX, House Of Blues
6/6 — South Bend, IN, Morris Performing Arts Center
6/8 — Grand Rapids, MI, 20 Monroe Live
6/10 — Syracuse, NY, Onondaga Community College Campus – Syracuse Jazz Fest

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Courtesy of SHOWTIME

The trailer for Nick Broomfield‘s unauthorized Whitney Houston documentary — titled Whitney: Can I Be Mehas finally arrived.

The visual begins with the late music icon saying in a vintage interview, “You know, [it] probably doesn’t matter anyway because they’re gonna remember me how they wanna remember me anyway,” setting the tone for the rest of the trailer.

More scenes follow of the singer during various moments of her extraordinary career — including a church performance and media interviews — while the promo highlights what appears to have been Whitney’s struggles with fame and her initial aversion to being packaged as a pop princess.

The documentary premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York last month and is scheduled to arrive in theaters across the U.K. on June 16. So far, there’s no date for a U.S. wide release, although the film is slated to premiere on Showtime sometime in August.

For more information, check out WhitneyHoustonFilm.com.

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Courtesy of AXS TVA historic 1986 Queen concert that took place during late frontman Freddie Mercury‘s final tour with the band will get its AXS TV premiere Sunday, June 4, at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT. Originally released in 2012, Hungarian Rhapsody: Queen Live in Budapest captures a July 1986 show in the Hungarian capital that marked the first stadium concert by a Western rock band in the then-Communist country.

The event, which was attended by 80,000 people, featured Queen performing hits like “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “We Will Rock You,” “Under Pressure,” “I Want to Break Free” and many others. The show took place near the end of the band’s tour in support of their 1986 album, A Kind of Magic. Mercury never again hit the road with Queen after this trek; the singer died of AIDS in November 1991, at age 45.

Meanwhile, AXS TV will air another Queen-related show on Wednesday, June 7, at 9 p.m. ET/ 6 p.m. PT — an episode of the Classic Albums documentary series focusing on the group’s smash 1975 record, A Night at the Opera. The program boasts archival footage of Mercury, and features interviews with Queen guitarist Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor, as well as with such other rock stars as Aerosmith‘s Joe Perry, Ian Hunter, and Extreme‘s Nuno Bettencourt.

An encore screening of Hungarian Rhapsody will follow at 10 p.m. ET.

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Scott Kowalchyk/CBS ©2017 CBS Broadcasting Inc.Paul Simon stopped by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Wednesday night, and in a cold open segment, Colbert tried to get Simon to play Simon & Garfunkel‘s 1966 classic “The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin’ Groovy).”

After Simon told Colbert, “I loathe that song,” saying it was naive and “doesn’t feel like two thousand seventeen,” Colbert offered to perform some more contemporary lyrics.

One verse started, “Hello lamppost, nice to see ya/We might get bombed by North Korea.” Another featured the lyrics: “Kellyanne Conway makes no sense/And even if Trump goes we’re stuck with Mike Pence.”

Later Simon returned with jazz guitarist Bill Frisell to give a debut performance of “Questions for the Angels” from 2011’s So Beautiful or So What.

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Jess Griffin; Scotty HallAs the 2017 Lockn’ Music Festival approaches, more special performances have been announced for the jam-heavy extravaganza. Among the latest additions to the fest, which runs from August 24 to August 27, will be a guest appearances by Heart‘s Ann Wilson and founding Jefferson Airplane and Hot Tuna guitarist Jorma Kaukonen.

Wilson will join Gov’t Mule at the Warren Haynes-fronted group’s performance on August 25, while Kaukonen will hit the stage with Moonalice, a band featuring longtime Jefferson Starship bassist Pete Sears, on August 27. In addition, founding Grateful Dead singer/guitarist Bob Weir, who already was scheduled to perform with Dead bassist Phil Lesh and his Terrapin Family Band on August 25, also will team up with roots-rockers The Avett Brothers on August 27.

The festival also is offering several special performances for those who purchase “Super VIP” passes. These include Weir and Lesh playing an hour-long set as a duo on August 25, and Kaukonen performing solo on August 27.

The Lockn’ Festival’s previously announced lineup includes an August 26 performance by John Fogerty, and, on August 27, a set by Lesh’s Phil Lesh & Friends collective and a collaboration billed as phil.moe that will feature Lesh playing with veteran jam band moe.

The Lockn’ Music Festival takes place at Infinity Downs Farm in Arrington, Virginia. To check out full details about the event, visit LocknFestival.com.

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Credit: Danny ClinchA third single has been released from Chuck Berry‘s upcoming album Chuck. Called “Lady B. Goode,” which is described as “a spiritual sequel” to the late rock ‘n’ roll pioneer’s signature 1958 song, “Johnny B. Goode.”

The tune, which you can listen to at Berry’s official VEVO YouTube channel, tells the story of the Johnny character’s devoted paramour.

“It was down in Louisiana, right there in New Orleans/ Back there in the ’60s was a little teen queen,” sings Chuck. “Fell then a lassie in love with a lad/’til it took him to vindicate the feelings she had/ She painted as she promised every prayer she could/’til everybody whispered to her, ‘Lady B. Goode.'”

The track is quite the family affair, as it features guitar work from Chuck, his son Charles Berry Jr. and his grandson Chuck Berry III.

As previously reported, Chuck will be released on June 9. Berry died in March at the age of 90.

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George Harrison in 1964 (John Hoppy Hopkins/Redferns)A blue plaque honoring the late George Harrison was unveiled on Tuesday on the site of a home in the London suburb of Esher, where the former Beatles guitarist resided from 1964 to 1970.

Get Surrey reports that Harrison’s first wife, Pattie Boyd, who lived with George at the bungalow for most of those years, took part in the dedication ceremony.

Boyd moved into the residence, which was known as Kinfauns, in 1965, and she and Harrison hosted their wedding reception there in January 1966. While living at the home, George and Pattie painted psychedelic designs on the outside walls, while some of their famous friends, including Mick Jagger and his former girlfriend Marianne Faithfull, also painted parts of house.

Boyd told Get Surrey that when she returned to the house for the plaque unveiling, she was saddened to discover that “all the beautiful paintings that were done by people like Mick and Marianne, and George and myself, and a lot of our friends have been washed over and demolished.”

Most of the home was demolished in 2003 and was replaced by a two-story house.

“As I was driving to come here, suddenly I was overcome with amazing memories of such a happy time,” Pattie noted. “I came into the drive and was totally blown away because it’s not like the house I remember at all.”

After Pattie and George split, she married his best friend Eric Clapton, who’d written “Layla” about her.

In 1968, The Beatles recorded a series of demos at Kinfauns for songs that later appeared on the band’s “White Album.”

Harrison’s plaque, which was organized by the Esher Residents Association, reads: “George Harrison MBE, 1943-2001, Musician, Lead Guitarist, Songwriter and Singer with The Beatles, Lived at Kinfauns on this Site 1964-1970.”

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David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty ImagesRolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood recently underwent a successful operation to treat a small lung lesion.

According to a spokesperson for the 69-year-old musician, the lesion was discovered during a routine medical screening and was treated by a procedure called keyhole surgery.

The rep reports that the Rock & Roll Hall of Famer is feeling fine and that no further treatment will be needed, adding that The Stones’ upcoming tour won’t be affected.

“I’m so grateful for modern screening which picked this up so early, and would like to thank all the doctors who treated me,” says Ronnie in a statement. Wood, a longtime smoker, will turn 70 on Thursday, June 1.

The Rolling Stones forthcoming trek, a European outing dubbed the No Filter Tour, kicks off September 9 in Hamburg, Germany.

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Courtesy of DisneyPaul McCartney recently confirmed that he’ll appear in the fifth Pirates of the Caribbean film. Now, the movie’s producer, Jerry Bruckheimer, has revealed how the former Beatle got the gig.

In an exclusive video interview, Bruckheimer tells Yahoo Movies UK that McCartney signed on after another rock legend bowed out of the project.

Keith Richards, who was in a couple of previous Pirates movies, was on tour and unavailable,” the Hollywood mogul explains.

The Rolling Stones guitarist, who played the father of star Johnny Depp‘s character Jack Sparrow in the third and fourth Pirates films, was busy with his band’s 2015 Zip Code Tour when the new flick was shooting.

Bruckheimer points out that Depp and McCartney are buddies who have “worked together in the past,” so Johnny “picked up the phone, called Paul [and] said, ‘Paul, you want to be a pirate?,’ [and] Paul said, ‘Sure I’ll be a pirate!'”

According to Yahoo Movies UK, McCartney plays Sparrow’s uncle, who also is named Jack, and appears in a humorous scene set in a prison where Depp’s character is being led to his execution.

“[McCartney] knew his lines, he was on time. He’s just a real gentleman,” gushes Bruckheimer. “Wonderful to work with, and came up with some really funny stuff too.”

Also in the video interview, Geoffrey Rush, who plays Captain Barbossa, says working with Sir Paul was great, while noting that he appears in “a very nice little scene where [he] has a bit of a sing and has some quite absurdist dialogue.”

Javier Bardem, who portrays the vengeful Captain Salazar, adds, “I’ve seen the movie three times now, and it makes me laugh every time. I think he’s so good in it.”

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales opens in U.S. theaters Friday, May 26.

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Gonzo MultimediaThe 1971 British documentary Extremes and its soundtrack, which features a few early tunes by Supertramp, will be released as a DVD/CD package on June 30.

The film, directed by Tony Klinger and Mike Lytton, takes a candid look at various societal nonconformists, including hippies, Hell’s Angels members, drug addicts, alcoholics and others.

The Extremes soundtrack includes three songs that also appeared on Supertramp’s self-titled 1970 debut album — “Surely,” “Am I Not Like Other Birds of Prey” and “Words Unspoken” — as well as tunes by lesser-known acts Arc, Crucible and Mark McCann. The album has long been out of print and has never been issued on CD.

The DVD/CD set also will include a booklet with a variety of photos from the movie’s set, as well as sleeve notes penned by Klinger. You can order the Extremes package at GonzoMultimedia.com.

Here’s is the full list of songs on the Extremes soundtrack:

“An Ear Ago” — Arc
“Great Lager Street” — Arc
“Box Man” — Crucible
“Black Rose” — Mark McCann
“Refrigerated Warmth” — Mark McCann
“Let Your Love Run Through” — Arc
“Hit It” — Crucible
“Surely” — Supertramp
“Am I Not Like Other Birds of Prey” — Supertramp
“I’m a Perfectly Happy Man” — Arc
“Words Unspoken” — Supertramp
“Elvish Queen” — Crucible
“We Gotta Watch Out” — Crucible

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ABC/Rick RowellU2 stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Tuesday night. The show was dedicated to the band as they sat for an unprecedented hour-long interview and performance that included a choir-backed version of the classic “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For” and a new and as-yet unreleased song called, “It’s the Little Things That Give You Away.”

Host Jimmy Kimmel was clearly excited and mentioned during his monologue that he had just seen the band perform at the Rose Bowl.

Kimmel joked, “I went to see U2 on Sunday night at the Rose Bowl. It was an incredible show. It was honestly like a religious experience….Bono fed the whole stadium with a single loaf of bread. It was amazing.”

After the monologue, the whole band joined Jimmy on the couch for a discussion that ranged from their beginnings in Ireland to the recent terrorist bombing in Manchester.

Bono offered his thoughts on the current crop of terrorists in the world, saying, “They hate music, they hate women, they even hate little girls. They hate everything that we love. And you know, the worst of humanity was on view in Manchester last night. So was the best. As people took perfect strangers into their houses and queued up for blood banks. And Manchester has an undefeatable spirit, I can assure you.”

Later the band talked about when they might release new music, some five or six songs Kimmel boasted of having heard. They dodged the question, but later, after a performance of “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For” that featured a surprise appearance by a choir hidden in the audience, U2 came back for the final segment of the show and shared the pretty ballad, “It’s the Little Things That Give You Away.”

Jimmy Kimmel Live! airs weeknights on ABC.

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Credit: Lisa MacIntoshE Street Band saxophonist Jake Clemons has created a new online resource called the Janine Project in support of people affected by domestic violence.

In conjunction with the launch of the initiative, Clemons has released an official video for his new solo song “Janine,” which tells the story of a woman struggling to leave an abusive relationship. As the clip starts, a message flashes on the screen that reads, “In the time it takes to watch this video, 42 women in North America will have been affected by domestic violence.”

The clip mixes footage of Clemons lip-syncing the song with scenes showing an actress portraying the Janine character, whose partner has battered her face and bruised her arm, as she tries to find the courage to leave him. The video ends with the message, “Break the cycle of violence. Get out while you can.”

JanineProject.com offers general information about shelters around the world, as well as details on how abuse victims can seek help for their situations.

“The video for ‘Janine’ and the Janine Project were created to encourage a conversation that will hopefully lead victims to a safe place of survivorship and abusers to seek help as well & stop hurting others,” Clemons says in a statement. “Fear is not a place where love can grow. If you’re in a relationship ruled by fear, get out while you can, this isn’t Love!”

“Janine” is featured on Clemons’ debut solo album, Fear & Love, which was released in January. Jake has a handful of performances lined up in support of the album, and plans to make information about the Janine Project available at the shows.

Here are all of Clemons’ confirmed solo dates:

5/25 — Jeffersonville, IN, Big Four Station Park – Abbey Road on the River Festival
5/28 — Jeffersonville, IN, Big Four Station Park – Abbey Road on the River Festival
6/23 — Asbury Park, NJ, The Wonder Bar
6/24 — Tappan, NY, Rockland-Bergen Music Festival
7/19 — Toronto, ON, Canada, Cadillac Lounge
7/21 — Belleville ON, Canada, Empire Rockfest
8/8 — Chicago, IL, City Winery
8/10 — Detroit, MI, Motor City Casino

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ABC/Fred WatkinsStevie Wonder has signed on to perform at the finale of the 2017 Formula 1 United States Grand Prix auto race, scheduled for Sunday, October 22, in Austin, Texas. The concert will take place at the Circuit of the Americas track’s Super Stage following the big race.

The United States Grand Prix events will run from October 20 to October 22, and also will include a show by pop superstar Justin Timberlake on Saturday, October 21.

Select three-day passes are available for a special low price of $159 if purchased before July 4 at CircuitoftheAmericas.com. Sunday-only bleacher and main-grandstand tickets, which include the Wonder concert, also are on sale now.

The Austin show currently is the only concert on Wonder’s schedule.

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BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty ImagesMadonna‘s parenting skills are under fire thanks to an Instagram photo of one of her twin four-year-old daughters leaning on an armchair. On the armchair is a throw pillow with the words “F**k cocaine” embroidered on it.

Madonna captioned the post, “I couldn’t agree more…,” but that didn’t stop outraged followers from criticizing the Queen of Pop and mother of six for daring to bring her child into contact with the “F” word.

“Profanity around such a young kid?! No!!!” wrote one. “…Nothing classy or appropriate about this post.” Another called it “kinda inappropriate,” while yet another wrote, “Classy thing to have around your kids. Go f**k yourself, Madonna.”

Noting that Madonna’s four-year-old twins were adopted from Malawi, one follower wrote, “Isn’t there a profanity clause in your adoption contract!? When I was 5 yrs old I didn’t know what cocaine was or the word f**k! I didn’t expect this from you @madonna.”

“I can’t believe you’ve put a child in this picture with what it says on the cushion,” fumed another.

One follower really put the star on blast, writing, “You’re such a w***e!…You have no morals and you never will. You never should have been able to adopt these kids!”

Of course, Madonna had her defenders as well. “There are actually people overreacting about this pic. Just can’t believe it,” wrote one, while another noted, “It’s so funny that people are still shocked by this woman!”

Another pointed out, “Why is everyone losing their minds over this? Its MADONNA people! You know, THE Madonna that does what she wants, breaks through barriers, stands up for women’s rights etc etc. Yes, that’s right MADONNA. Got it now?”

Madonna adopted four-year-old Stella and Esther earlier this year.

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