Credit: RankinRod Stewart‘s new album, Blood Red Roses, features songs about relationships, the death of an old friend, and parents dealing with their child’s drug problems. So perhaps it’s no wonder Stewart says that his two younger kids have absolutely no interest in the music their dad makes.

Asked if his sons Alastair, 12, and Aidan, 7, like his music, Rod says with a laugh, “Oh no, my kids — younger kids — are very much into hip-hop.” He says the only song of his that they like isn’t really one of his songs: It’s a track called “Everyday,” on which rapper A$AP Rocky sampled his voice from a 1970 song.

“They love the one I did with A$AP Rocky,” Stewart tells ABC Radio. “They say, “Dad, why don’t you [sing] it?”

But Rod is philosophical about his sons’ lack of interest in his work. “I suppose it is more grown-up music,” he says.

Stewart’s current tour in support of Blood Red Roses wraps up November 3 in Reno, Nevada. He’ll kick off another batch of Las Vegas residency dates at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace starting November 23.

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NBC/Trae PattonThe battle rounds continued Tuesday night on The Voice, as teammates from Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Kelly Clarkson and Jennifer Hudson‘s teams went head-to-head for the right to advance to the next stage in the competition, a night that also saw Jennifer and Kelly each stealing an artist for their teams.

Each coach enlisted the help of a guest adviser during rehearsals: CeeLo Green for Team Adam; Keith Urban for Team Blake; Thomas Rhett for Team Kelly; and Halsey for Team Jennifer.

Here are the highlights of Tuesday night’s show:

Powerful gospel singer Kymberli Joye and duo OneUp, representing Team Kelly, faced off against each other on “Mercy,” by Brett Young. Both Clarkson and her adviser, Thomas Rhett, were floored with their performance in rehearsal. After some minor tweaks, Kelly, who chose the song for its “pure passion,” predicted the trio would deliver “the performance of the season.” It ended up being a tough choice for Kelly, who picked Kymberli. She moves on to the knockout rounds. OneUp was eliminated.

Next up, Adam, along with his adviser and “spirit animal” CeeLo Green watched as 15-year-old Anthony Arya take on the more seasoned Steve Memmolo for a bluesy cover of “Aimee,” by Pure Prairie League. Ultimately, Adam opted for experience, declaring Memmolo the winner. He moves on to the knockouts, but so does Arya, who was stolen by Jennifer.

Team Blake’s gravely-voiced soulful singer Chris Kroeze went toe-to-toe with Mercedes Ferreira-Dias, who got Shelton to turn his chair after failing to get any of the coaches to turn for her last season. They battled on Steve Winwood‘s “Back in the High Life.” Blake and his advisor, Keith Urban, felt the two vocalists matched up perfectly, but had a few suggestions on how each of them could step up their games. How well each “put our notes into motion,” said Blake, would decide the winner. Blake ended up picking Chris, based on his incredible range. Mercedes was sent packing.

Finally, Mike Parker and Natasha GreyCloud, representing Team Jennifer, duked it out on John Mayer‘s “Gravity,” with Hudson explaining that she wanted to “bring the soul out of both of them.” Mike, in her opinion, had the “instincts,” but needed to “own” them. Natasha, on the other hand, had a range, but “wasn’t letting it all out.” Jennifer declared the battle a tie, but went with Mike for “strategic” reasons. He moves on to the knockouts, as does Natasha, who was scooped up by Kelly.

Also advancing to the knockout rounds on Tuesday were Team Adam’s Tyke James, defeating Jarred Matthew; and Katrina Cain, from Blake’s team, who beat out Rachel Messer.

The Voice returns with more battles Monday night at 8 p.m. ET on NBC.

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Credit: Doltyn SneddenLynyrd Skynyrd wraps up its Last of the Street Survivors Farewell Tour on December 8 in Biloxi, Mississippi, but that doesn’t mean that the Southern rock legends are quite ready to retire.

In addition to a previously announced January 8 performance as part of the 2019 Southern Rock Cruise, the band has just been confirmed to play at the 13th annual Stagecoach festival, scheduled for April 26 to 28, 2019, at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California.

Skynyrd will perform on the second day of the festival, which mostly features country music acts, though it generally includes a few rock and pop artists on the bill too.

Other performers from outside the country music world who’ll hit the Stagecoach stage next year include U.K. pop legend Tom Jones and Poison frontman Bret Michaels. Jones will perform on the last day of the festival and Michaels on the first.

Country stars Luke Bryan, Sam Hunt and Jason Aldean will headline the festival, respectively, on April 26, 27 and 28.

Tickets go on sale this Friday, October 19. Visit to check out the full lineup and more details.

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Courtesy of Rock & BrewsKISSPaul Stanley and Gene Simmons will honor members of the U.S. military, veterans and first responders this Veterans Day, Monday, November 12, by offering them free food nationwide at their Rock & Brews restaurant chain.

All day long on the holiday, military personnel and veterans will be able to visit participating Rock & Brews locations and enjoy either a complimentary pulled pork sandwich with a side dish or a “Strawberry Fields” salad. Some locations will also offer other free menu items.

This will be the fourth consecutive year that Rock & Brews chain, which Stanley and Simmons co-founded, will offer free meals on Veterans Day. This year, the restaurants also will raise funds for the USO by selling a specially designed camouflage t-shirt throughout November and donating proceeds to the organization.

“We are proud to honor the men and women who protect and serve our country,” says Stanley and Simmons in a joint statement. “Veterans Day at Rock & Brews is dedicated to our active military, veterans, and first responders, and we look forward to the opportunity to serve them and show our gratitude, and to helping raise much-needed funds and awareness for the USO throughout the month.”

For more information about the promotion, visit

KISS recently announced plans for a huge trek called the End of the Road World Tour, which kicks off in 2019, although no dates have been confirmed yet. The band also is to launch its eighth KISS Kruise on October 31.

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RhinoAs the world continues to mourn the loss of Aretha Franklin, who died in August at age 76, Rhino is preparing three special releases in celebration of the Queen of Soul’s legacy.

The first is a newly mixed version of Aretha’s 2008 rendition of “Silent Night,” which was released Tuesday as a digital single and via streaming services. The stripped-down mix features just Franklin singing and playing piano.

Aretha’s original version of “Silent Night” appeared on her 2008 holiday album This Christmas, which will get its vinyl debut on November 16. The nine-track LP features well-known yuletide tunes such as “Angels We Have Heard on High” and “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing,” plus newer holiday songs like the title track and “My Grown-Up Christmas List.”

Tena Clark, producer of This Christmas, notes that Franklin’s “beautiful spirit is radiant throughout the record and this new mix of ‘Silent Night’ showcases what an incomparable force she truly was, both on vocals and piano.”

The last release, which arrives on December 7, is a six-LP vinyl box set called Atlantic Records 1960s Collection. It features the first five albums Aretha recorded for the label, plus an 11-track rarities disc.

The LPs included in the package are mono versions of 1967’s I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You and Aretha Arrives, and stereo versions of 1968’s Lady Soul and Aretha Now and of 1969’s Soul ’69.

The bonus disc, titled Rarities from the 1960s, includes a demo of “I Never Loved a Man (The Way I Love You),” and outtake versions of Franklin’s covers of “The Letter,” “You Keep Me Hangin’ On” and more.

Here’s the full track of Aretha’s This Christmas LP:

Side One
“Angels We Have Heard on High”
“This Christmas”
“My Grown-Up Christmas List”
“The Lord Will Make a Way”

Side Two
“Ave Maria”
“Christmas Ain’t Christmas (Without the One You Love)”
“14 Angels”
“Hark! The Herald Angels Sing”
“Silent Night”

And here’s the Rarities from the 1960s track list:

Side One
“I Never Loved a Man (The Way I Love You)” (Demo)
“Dr. Feelgood (Love Is a Serious Business)” (Demo)
“It Was You” (Outtake)
“The Letter” (Outtake)
“So Soon” (Outtake)

Side Two
“Mr. Big” (Outtake)
“Talk to Me, Talk to Me” (Outtake)
“The Fool on the Hill” (Outtake)
“You’re Taking Up Another Man’s Place” (Outtake)
“You Keep Me Hangin’ On” (Outtake)
“I’m Trying to Overcome” (Outtake)

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Harpo, Inc.Following news of her memoir, Tina Turner: My Love Story, and the upcoming Broadway musical based on her life, Tina Turner is now sharing more details of her amazing journey and her struggles in a new interview with Oprah Winfrey.

The music icon recalls the last conversation she had with her eldest son, Craig Turner, before he took his own life in July.

“First of all I didn’t believe it, because, me and Craig’s last talks were, ‘Mother, I’m so happy. I am really happy now,'” Turner tells Oprah in an advance clip from her SuperSoul Conversations podcast.

“The next time, he said, ‘I’ve met a woman that I have never felt that way about for a very long time,'” Turner recalls. “This was our last two conversations.”

Looking back, Turner admits she didn’t see any signs that something was wrong, but now she believes that her son did say a final goodbye to her, in his own way.

“The very last [conversation], he said, ‘Hi mother, I just want to hear your voice and that laugh,'” she recalls. “That one stuck out because he had never said that. I think that was his goodbye to me. But I didn’t realize that until this happened.”

Turner also talks with Oprah about her tumultuous past with her ex-husband Ike Turner.

According to Tina, in the upcoming Broadway musical, “It show[s] that [Ike] changed because of drugs, and also, he was paranoid that I would I would leave him like all the rest. And I think in some kind of way I really [started to understand] there was a little bit of sickness in there with Ike.”

Part one of Oprah’s SuperSoul Conversations podcast with Tina Turner becomes available on Wednesday; part two comes out Thursday.

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Credit: Suzie KaplanIt looks like Stray Cats will be rocking a lot of towns next year, as the rockabilly trio has announced plans to mount a 40th anniversary tour — and to release a new studio album, too!

The album, which the band will be recording in Nashville, will be the group’s first collection of new songs in 25 years. The record will be produced by Peter Collins, who previously has worked on projects by Stray Cats frontman Brian Setzer‘s The Brian Setzer Orchestra, Bon Jovi, Billy Squier, Rush, Alice Cooper and many others.

Earlier this year, Stray Cats — singer/guitarist Setzer, bassist Lee Rocker and drummer Slim Jim Phantom — reunited to play four U.S. American concerts, which were the band’s first stateside shows in nearly a decade.

“Forty years ago, us three teenagers started a little band to play a musical style that had long since passed, and most folks had never heard of, this Rockabilly music,” says Setzer in a statement. “Forty years later we stand together and still get that same thrill and exhilaration from the music. That feeling is what makes the fireworks go off and the sparks fly.”

Adds Phantom, “Making a new Stray Cats album for 2019 in Nashville seems like the exact right thing, right time, right place, and right band for the gig! We have an album’s worth of new songs that are classic rockabilly while keeping the music and style current and fresh, like always.”

Rocker, meanwhile, says, “I’m so excited to be in the studio with my brothers. I can tell you that this will be the best Stray Cats album we have ever made.”

More details about the new Stray Cats record and tour will be announced soon.

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Tyler Curtis/©2018 MPL Communications Ltd.The video for Paul McCartney‘s recent single “Come On to Me” — featuring a department store security guard named Fred Maxwell who enthusiastically sings and dances his way through the tune — has been followed by a pair of similar videos, featuring two different people.

One of the videos features a young man named Ali Almohri, whose parents emigrated to the U.S. from Syria and who works in his family’s food truck. In the clip, after serving a sandwich to an attractive female customer late one night, Ali turns on the radio and McCartney’s song begins to play. Ali immediately starts singing and dancing to the tune, as the food truck bobs to his movements.

The young man is so caught up in the tune, he doesn’t notice that the woman returned to his counter to tell him he forgot the onions she requested.

The other video features a woman named Elsa Morales, a mother of three who works nights as an office cleaner. When the clip begins, Elsa is vacuuming an empty floor in a high-rise corporate building. She turns on a stereo on the floor, and “Come On to Me” starts playing, prompting her to dance around the office and sing.

Elsa ends up dancing on a long table in a conference room, and doesn’t initially notice a window washer on a suspended scaffold who’s watching her impromptu performance.

All three “Come On to Me” videos were directed by TG Herrington. As previously reported, McCartney has launched a contest asking fans to submit their own videos featuring them doing their best dance moves along to “Come On to Me.”

The videos should be posted to Instagram or Twitter using the hashtag #COTMChallenge. More details will be revealed about the competition soon.

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Trae Patton/NBCThe Voice aired its final blind auditions during the first half of Monday’s two-hour episode, with coaches Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Kelly Clarkson and Jennifer Hudson each looking to complete their teams.

The battles kicked off the second half of Monday’s show, with coaches getting help from the following advisers: Keith Urban for Team Blake; Thomas Rhett for Team Kelly; and Halsey for Team Jennifer. Members of Team Adam, assisted by former Voice coach CeeLo Green, will take the stage on Tuesday.

Here are the highlights of Monday night’s show:

The blind auditions:

Emily Hough, 16, is a Petersburg, Illinois native, who has been singing at local events since she was seven-years-old. Her rendition of Joni Mitchell‘s “Big Yellow Taxi” coaxed Adam, Blake and Jennifer to turn their chairs. Emily picked Adam, who declared the teen was “as A-team as it gets.”

After performing in a Christian boy band and landing a short-lived record deal, Tennessee native Josh Davis now focuses his energy on secular music. His take on Sam Smith‘s “Too Good at Goodbyes” got Kelly and Jennifer to turn around. However, Adam and Blake, fed up with the way the ladies argued, pleaded their cases for them. Blake, speaking on JHud’s behalf, noted she’s a triple threat, winning an Oscar, Tony and Grammy. Adam touted Kelly as “a beast, vocally.” Levine — or Clarkson, rather — won the battle.

Blake and Jennifer also completed their teams: Shelton nabbing electro-pop singer Katrina Cain, who delivered a slow, soulful version of Fleetwood Mac‘s “Rhiannon;” and Hudson with Matt Johnson, who covered “Never Too Much,” by Luther Vandross.

Here’s how the teams stacked up at the end of the blinds:

Team Adam: Anthony Arya, DeAndre Nico, Fousheé, Funsho, Jake Wells, Jarred Matthew, Natalie Brady, RADHA, Reagan Strange, Steve Memmolo and Tyke James.

Team Blake: Caeland Garner, Chris Kroeze, Dave Fenley, Joey Green, Kameron Marlowe, Kayley Hill, Keith Paluso, Kirk Jay, Mercedes Ferreira-Dias, Michael Lee and Rachel Messer.

Team Jennifer: Audrey Bartholomew, Colton Smith, Franc West, Kennedy Holmes, Lela, MaKenzie Thomas, Mike Parker, Natasia GreyCloud, Patrique Fortson, Tyshawn Colquitt and Zaxai.

Team Kelly: Abby Cates, Chavell Shepherd, Claire DeJean, Cody Ray Raymond, Delaney Silvernell, Erika Zade, Kymberli Joye, Mikele Buck, OneUp, Sandyredd and Sarah Grace.

The battles:

Sandyredd and Cody Ray Raymond, representing Team Kelly, duked it out on Solomon Burke‘s “Cry to Me,” from the Dirty Dancing Soundtrack. Kelly, thought the soulful, but edgy song would “slow Sandyredd down a bit” and “get a little more passion out of Cody.” Clarkson’s advisor, Thomas Rhett urged Sandyredd to showcase the lower part of her vocal range, while Kelly suggested Raymond do enough to wow people, without getting lost in the song. Kelly declared Cody Ray the winner. He advances to the knockout round. However, Sandyredd also moves on as part of Team Jennifer, who prevailed over Adam and Blake.

Next, Team Blake’s Michael Lee and Joey Green, were pitted against each other on Bonnie Raitt‘s “The Thing Called Love,” in a battle the two buddies dubbed a “Texas Showdown.” Blake’s advisor, Keith Urban warned Lee about being “too in control of his voice” and “let it go.” Green, according to Urban, was too laid back and needed to look like he’s “working for it.” Michael won the night, according to Blake. He advances to the knockouts, while Joey heads home.

Team JHud’s Colton Smith battled Patrique Fortson on Blake Shelton’s “God Gave Me You” to close out the show. Jennifer and her adviser, Halsey, wanted to hear each singer seize his moment. After the performance, Jennifer noted both artists were “superb” and deserved to continue, but declared Fortson the winner. He moves on to the next round.

Blake didn’t let Smith go home though, explaining that Colton took his song to a level he couldn’t. Colton advances to the next round as part of Blake’s team.

The battles continue Tuesday night at 8 p.m. ET on NBC.

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Credit: Blain ClausenZZ Top frontman Billy Gibbons‘ North American tour in support of his new solo album, The Big Bad Blues, kicked off Friday in Iowa. Gibbons tells ABC Radio that while the solo trek gives him the chance to play smaller venues than those at which he usually performs, fans shouldn’t expect the shows to be any less rocking.

“It’s gonna be up-close, personal, intimate,” Billy declares, “but make no mistake, it’s fast, furious and l-o-u-d loud!”

Accompanying Gibbons on the tour is a backing band that he describes as “a really skinny, stripped-down but blues-approved outfit.”

The most recognizable musician in the group is ex-Guns N’ Roses drummer Matt Sorum, who also contributed to some tracks on The Big Bad Blues.

“He is ferocious,” says Billy. “He’s got the backbeat from day one. He’ll bear down and lead you out of the forest.”

Joining Gibbons on second guitar is Austin Hanks, another contributor to his album, who, Billy says, “plays from the Jimi HendrixAlbert King upside-down-and-backwards school.”

Handling harmonica duties is Gibbons’ guitar technician, Ellwood Francis, who is taking on the parts that longtime ZZ Top harp player James Harman played on Billy’s album.

As for the set he’s playing on tour, Gibbons tells ABC Radio, “There’s gonna be a little of this, a little of that.” That is, fans can expect selections from The Big Bad Blues, some ZZ Top classics and some blues covers.

Appropriately enough, Gibbons’ trek is scheduled to stop tonight in the blues mecca of Chicago. Muddy Waters and Bo Diddley, two of Billy’s musical heroes, called the Windy City home, and he included renditions of songs by both artists on the new record.

Here are all of Gibbons’ upcoming solo concerts:

10/16 — Chicago, IL, House of Blues
10/17 — Columbus, OH, The Bluestone
10/18 — St. Louis, MO, The Pageant
10/20 — Wabash, IN, Honeywell Center
10/21 — Cleveland, OH, Agora Ballroom
10/23 — Kitchener, ON, Canada, Centre in the Square
10/25 — Derry, NH, Tupelo Music Hall
10/26 — Beverly, MA, The Cabot Theater
10/28 — Huntington, NY, The Paramount
10/30 — New York, NY, Iridium Jazz Club
10/31 — New York, NY, Iridium Jazz Club
11/1 — Washington, DC, Pearl Street Warehouse
11/3 — Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, Ponte Vedra Concert Hall
11/5 — Clearwater, FL, Capitol Theatre
11/6 — Lake Buena Vista, FL, House of Blues – Orlando
11/7 — Atlanta, GA, Variety Playhouse
11/9 — Houston, TX, Revention Music Center
11/10 — Fort Worth, TX, Billy Bob’s Texas
11/11 — San Antonio, TX, Aztec Theatre
11/13 — Tempe, AZ, Marquee Theatre
11/15 — Solana Beach, CA, Belly Up Tavern
11/16 — Las Vegas, NV, Brooklyn Bowl
11/18 — West Hollywood, CA, Troubadour
12/28 — Austin, TX, Antone’s
12/29 — Austin, TX, Antone’s

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Credit: Mike ColucciAfter touring baseball stadiums this past summer, Billy Joel will rocking one of the most famous non-U.S. stadiums in the world in 2019.

The Piano Man will perform at London’s famed Wembley Stadium on June 22. So far, it’s his only U.K. date announced for the year, and his first performance in London in over three years. Tickets to the show go on sale to the general public on Friday, October 19 via

In addition to his monthly shows at New York’s Madison Square Garden, Billy continues to perform at arenas and stadiums through out the U.S. Since 2017, he’s sold out nine stadiums, including selling out Chicago’s Wrigley Field, Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia and Fenway Park in Boston for five years in a row.

As previously reported, Billy will ring in 2019 at Nassau Coliseum, in his home turf of Long Island, New York. His next show at the Garden is October 27.

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Entertainment OneAce Frehley‘s latest solo album, Spaceman, lands in stores this Friday, October 19, and in advance of its release, the founding KISS guitarist has debuted a video for one of the tracks, “Rockin’ with the Boys,” via

The clip features footage from August 2018 concert Frehley and his backing band played in Detroit, superimposed with images of the cosmos.

As previously reported, Spaceman features nine new recordings, including a cover of the 1986 Eddie Money hit “I Wanna Go Back” and two tunes on which Frehley collaborated with his old band mate Gene Simmons: “Without You I’m Nothing” and “Your Wish Is My Command.” Simmons also suggested the title of Ace’s album.

To promote Spaceman, Frehley will appear at an AOL Build Series interview event in New York City that’s scheduled for Tuesday, October 16 at 4 p.m. ET. The Q&A session will be live-streamed at

In addition, on Friday, an Ace Frehley Spaceman pop-up shop will open at the Sam Ash store on West 34th St. in New York. Ace will be on hand to sign copies of the album from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. ET. CDs, standard black-vinyl LPs and limited-edition orange LPs will be available for purchase.

Meanwhile, Frehley tells Billboard that he feels it’s possible he could be asked to reunite with KISS, at least temporarily, during the group’s One Last Kiss: End of the Road World Tour kicking off in 2019.

While he hasn’t discussed the issue with Simmons or Paul Stanley yet, Frehley maintains, “I think it boils down to dollars and cents. If [KISS manager] Doc McGhee says that after talking to promoters around the world [KISS] could make double the amount of money with Ace in the band, it’s a no-brainer.”

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Courtesy of Experience Hendrix L.L.C.Plans have been unveiled for the 2019 edition of the Experience Hendrix Tour, celebrating the music and legacy of the late Jimi Hendrix. Next year’s tribute trek kicks off March 3 in Pompano Beach, Florida, and is plotted out through an April 6 concert in Wallingford, Connecticut.

In keeping with tradition, the tour’s lineup will be anchored by former Jimi Hendrix Experience and Band of Gypsys bassist Billy Cox, while the 2019 bill also will feature The Isley BrothersErnie Isley, Los LobosDavid Hidalgo and Cesar Rosas, blues great Taj Mahal, guitar virtuoso Joe Satriani, Dweezil Zappa and, making his debut on the trek, Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine.

Satriani, who’s a member of the Sammy Hagar-fronted supergroup Chickenfoot, has formed a power trio especially for the 2019 Experience Hendrix Tour featuring King’s X singer/bassist Dug Pinnick and longtime John Fogerty drummer and renowned session musician Kenny Aronoff.

Other musicians taking part in the trek include drummer Chris Layton of the late Stevie Ray Vaughan‘s band Double Trouble, plus Jonny Lang and Eric Johnson.

Buy a ticket to the tour online and you’ll receive a free CD copy of the 2018 archival Hendrix album, Both Sides of the Sky.

“The tour is more than a series of concerts,” says Janie Hendrix, Jimi’s sister and CEO of the Experience Hendrix company. “It’s a celebration of a man whose amazing gift changed the face of music and informed an entire culture.”

She adds, “His influences were varied and diverse. And this year we’re shining a light on that diversity with artists who represent it across cultures and who also share a love for Jimi and his music.”

Here are all of the confirmed dates for the 2019 Experience Hendrix Tour:

3/3 — Pompano Beach, FL, Pompano Beach Amphitheater
3/4 — Clearwater, FL, Ruth Eckerd Hall
3/5 — Melbourne, FL, King Center for the Performing Arts
3/6 — Jacksonville, FL, Florida Theatre
3/8 — North Charleston, SC, North Charleston Performing Arts Center
3/9 — Atlanta, GA, The Fox Theatre
3/10 — Nashville, TN, Schermerhorn Symphony Center
3/11 — Huntsville, AL, Von Braun Center
3/12 — Chattanooga, TN, Tivoli Theater
3/14 — Raleigh, NC, Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts
3/15 — Charlotte, NC, Ovens Auditorium
3/16 — Knoxville, TN, Tennessee Theatre
3/17 — Cincinnati, OH, The Taft Theatre
3/19 — Louisville, KY, Palace Theatre
3/20 — Madison, WI, Overture Center for the Arts
3/21 — Milwaukee, WI, Riverside Theater
3/22 — Chicago, IL, The Chicago Theatre
3/23 — Detroit, MI, Fox Theatre
3/24 — Charleston, WV, The Clay Center
3/26 — Washington, D.C., Warner Theatre
3/27 — Bensalem, PA, Xcite Center at Parx Casino
3/28 — Westbury, NY, Theatre at Westbury
3/29 — Newark, NJ, New Jersey Performing Arts Center
3/30 — Niagara Falls, NY, Seneca Niagara Casino
4/1 — Syracuse, NY, Landmark Theatre
4/2 — Red Bank, NJ, Count Basie Theatre
4/3 — Albany, NY, Palace Theatre
4/4 — Lowell, MA, Lowell Memorial Auditorium
4/5 — New Bedford, MA, Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
4/6 — Wallingford, CT, Toyota Presents Oakdale Theatre

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Credit: Kevin EstradaTwo years after the passing of Prince, his most famous backing band, The Revolution, is paying tribute to his legacy with a new tour.

The Revolution starred with Prince in 1984’s Purple Rain. In addition to recording the Academy Award-winning album, they performed with Prince on his worldwide Purple Rain tour and were featured on his 1986 album, Around the World in a Day.

Bassist Brown Mark remembers that when Prince died on April 21, 2016, the band wasn’t ready to perform his music.

“In the very beginning it was like, ‘No,'” he tells ABC Radio. However, after grieving, the band members agreed that they should go on tour. “We didn’t know when or how we were going to pull it off, but we knew that we needed to give the fans something,” Mark remembers.

Meanwhile, keyboardist Dr. Fink says the musicians were devastated by the passing of their former leader.

“The emotional part, very difficult for all of us,” he recalls. “Shocking, and just like losing a close family member, and the decision to reunite to perform didn’t take very long.”

In addition to Brown Mark on bass, and Dr. Fink on keyboards, the band also features guitarist Wendy Melvoin, keyboardist Lisa Coleman and drummer Bobby Z.

Brown invites all the Prince fans to join them on tour.

“Get your voice warmed up so you don’t lose it, and prepare to have a time warp experience, ’cause we’re gonna take you back to the ’80s when we were on the peak,” he says.

Following two shows last week in New York City, and a concert on Sunday at the Austin City Limits Festival in Texas, The Revolution will perform on October 26 in Silver Springs, Maryland; October 27 in Boston; and October 28 in Providence, Rhode Island.

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Neil Lupin/RedfernsFollowing “Purple Rain” being played at President Trump‘s rally last week in Mississippi, the Princeestate is demanding that he stop using the late artist’s music.

Prince’s half-brother, Omarr Baker, posted the demand on his own Twitter, apparently on behalf of the estate. “The Prince Estate has never given permission to President Trump or the White House to use Prince’s songs and have requested that they cease all use immediately,” Baker writes.

It’s unclear if the estate has filed a formal cease and desist legal document to compel Trump to comply.

The Prince estate isn’t alone is demanding Trump stop using their music for his own purposes. The Rolling Stones, Aerosmith, Queen, Adele and many other musical artists have made similar demands.

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