Credit: Mark SeligerIf you’re a Rolling Stones fan who’s wanted to own something personal belonging to Keith Richards, you’ll get your chance when a collection of items from the rock legend’s Manhattan apartment goes up for bid next month.

The auction, which will take place June 24 at Stair Galleries in Hudson, New York, will feature antique furniture, paintings, decorations and more from the Upper East Side residence Richards shares with his wife, model Patti Hansen, who purchased many of the items herself at antique stores on the East Coast and in London.

Among the pieces going on the block is tufted leather Chesterfield sofa Richards favored. Other items include three large floral paintings by French artist Jacqueline Marval, Persian rugs, a tea set featuring skull designs, and a shoe-shaped chair featuring a leopard print.

A few pieces from Richards and Hansen’s Connecticut home also will be sold, including a wooden four-poster bed, Waterford crystal wine glasses, an Italian orange-glass decanter, and a pair of Flemish tapestry pillows.

Stair Galleries will offer a daily preview of the auction beginning June 10. The sale will take place at 11 a.m. ET June 24.

All proceeds raised by the auction will be donated to Prospector Theater in Ridgefield, Connecticut, and Sphere of CT, which both support adults with developmental disabilities. Richards and Hansen have an affinity for these organizations because Patti has an adult nephew with autism.

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ABC/Randy HolmesU2 guitarist The Edge will be honored with the second annual Les Paul Spirit Award on June 9 when the Irish rockers make their first-ever appearance at the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival in Manchester, Tennessee.

The award is presented by the Les Paul Foundation to an artist who exemplifies the spirit of the late electric-guitar and audio pioneer through music, technology, engineering and innovation.

In conjunction with the honor, the Les Paul Foundation and Bonnaroo Works Fund will make a grant in The Edge’s name to a charity chosen by the Rock & Roll Hall of Famer that reflects the foundation’s mission.

The guitarist will receive the award at an intimate, invitation-only event organized by Bonnaroo Works Fund called “Bonnaroo Eats & Greets” on June 9, which would have been Paul’s 102nd birthday. U2’s headlining performance will take place at 11 p.m. that same evening on the Bonnaroo fest’s “What Stage.”

“I cannot think of anyone more fitting to be honored this year with the annual Les Paul Spirit Award than The Edge,” says Les Paul Foundation executive Michael Braunstein. “Not only is he an extraordinary talent who has given us an incredible array of amazing music but he is also an innovator who understands that sound, technologies, and a personal creative spirit play a role in creating music that cannot be forgotten.”

Founding Grateful Dead singer/guitarist Bob Weir received the first annual Les Paul Spirit Award.

The 2017 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival runs from June 8 to June 11. Visit Bonnaroo.com for more details.

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Credit: Kate IzorRoger Waters‘ expansive Us + Them Tour of North America gets underway this evening in Kansas City, Missouri. The 55-date trek is mapped out through an October 28 concert in Vancouver, Canada.

As seen during his rehearsal concert last Sunday in East Rutherford, New Jersey, the ex-Pink Floyd singer/bassist will be playing a set made up mainly of well-known songs from his old band’s classic 1970s albums, while also featuring several tunes from his forthcoming solo album, Is This the Life We Really Want?

Concertgoers will be treated to a selection of hits and fan favorites from Meddle, The Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here, Animals and The Wall. Waters’ touring band includes the powerful vocal duo of Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig from the indie-pop group Lucius, who previously performed with Roger at the 2016 Desert Trip festival and the 2015 Newport Folk Festival.

The show features a massive high-def screen onstage that displays captivating videos created to accompany each song, many of which reflect the pointed political and social commentary inherent in Waters’ tunes. Adding to the concert are a series of other video screens that will drop from the ceiling and will stretch across the center of each venue. Fans also can expect a visit from a drone-controlled flying pig.

Here are all of the dates on Waters’ Us + Them tour:

5/26 — Kansas City, MO, Sprint Center
5/28 — Louisville, KY, KFC Yum! Center
5/30 — St. Louis, MO, Scottrade Center
6/1 — Tulsa, OK, BOK Center
6/3 — Denver, CO, Pepsi Center
6/4 — Denver, CO, Pepsi Center
6/7 — San Jose, CA, SAP Center at San Jose
6/10 — Oakland, CA, Oracle Arena
6/12 — Sacramento, CA, Golden 1 Center
6/14 — Phoenix, AZ, Gila River Arena
6/16 — Las Vegas, NV, T-Mobile Arena
6/20 — Los Angeles, CA, Staples Center
6/21 — Los Angeles, CA, Staples Center
6/24 — Seattle, WA, Tacoma Dome
6/25 — Portland, OR, Moda Center
6/27 — Los Angeles, CA, Staples Center
7/1 — San Antonio, TX, AT&T Center
7/3 — Dallas, TX, American Airlines Center
7/6 — Houston, TX, Toyota Center
7/8 — New Orleans, LA, Smoothie King Center
7/11 — Tampa, FL, Amalie Arena
7/13 — Miami, FL, AmericanAirlines Arena
7/16 — Atlanta, GA, Infinite Energy Arena
7/18 — Greensboro, NC, Greensboro Coliseum
7/20 — Columbus, OH, Nationwide Arena
7/22 — Chicago, IL, United Center
7/23 — Chicago, IL, United Center
7/26 — St. Paul, MN, Xcel Energy Center
7/29 — Milwaukee, WI, BMO Harris Bradley Center
8/2 — Auburn Hills, MI, The Palace of Auburn Hills
8/4 — Washington, D.C., Verizon Center
8/8 — Philadelphia, PA, Wells Fargo Center
8/9 — Philadelphia, PA, Wells Fargo Center
8/13 — Nashville, TN, Bridgestone Arena
9/7 — Newark, NJ, Prudential Center
9/11 — Brooklyn, NY, Barclays Center
9/12 — Brooklyn, NY, Barclays Center
9/15 — Uniondale, NY, The New Coliseum
9/16 — Uniondale, NY, The New Coliseum
9/19 — Pittsburgh, PA, PPG Paints Arena
9/21 — Cleveland, OH, Quicken Loans Arena
9/23 — Albany, NY, Times Union Center
9/24 — Hartford, CT, XL Center
9/27 — Boston, MA, TD Garden
9/28 — Boston, MA, TD Garden
10/2 — Toronto, ON, Canada, Air Canada Centre
10/3 — Toronto, ON, Canada, Air Canada Centre
10/6 — Quebec City, QC, Canada, Videotron Centre
10/7 — Quebec City, QC, Canada, Videotron Centre
10/10 — Ottawa, ON, Canada, Canadian Tire Centre
10/16 — Montreal, QC, Canada, Bell Centre
10/17 — Montreal, QC, Canada, Bell Centre
10/22 — Winnipeg, MB, Canada, MTS Centre
10/24 — Edmonton, AB, Canada, Rogers Place
10/28 — Vancouver, BC, Canada, Rogers Arena

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Universal Music GroupIf you’d like to take the 50th anniversary reissue of The BeatlesSgt. Pepper’s Lonely Heart Club Band album home with you, today’s the day! A new stereo mix of the landmark record is available in multiple formats and configurations, including a super deluxe six-disc set containing two CDs of outtakes, new stereo mixes of the non-LP singles “Strawberry Fields Forever” and “Penny Lane,” mono mixes, and a DVD and Blu-ray with video and audio content.

Giles Martin, late Beatles producer George Martin‘s son, created the new stereo mix of Sgt. Pepper with engineer Sam Okell. Giles says the album’s stature as an iconic and influential record made the project quite challenging.

“How do we protect a legacy, at the same time update the sound so when parents play it to their children or grandparents their grandchildren…it sounds as relevant today as it did 50 years ago?” Martin poses.

“In a way, the record was sort of trapped in a box of its own time due to technology, and what we’ve done is we’ve lifted those layers and let the record breathe and live,” he continues. “[N]ow when you listen to the album it’s like you’re there, and this makes for a much more immediate and vibrant sound.”

As a guide, Martin used Sgt. Pepper‘s original mono mix, which his father created and The Beatles preferred over the old stereo mix.

The DVD and Blu-ray included in the super deluxe set feature a Sgt. Pepper making-of documentary, videos for three songs, and surround-sound and high-resolution stereo mixes of the album. The package also features a 144-page book and two posters.

The Sgt. Pepper reissue also is available as a single CD, a two-CD set and a two-LP vinyl release.

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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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