Sony/Legacy RecordingsA 1968 Monkees gem called “As We Go Along” is part of an eclectic variety of songs featured on the Golden Globe-winning film Lady Bird‘s soundtrack, which was released digitally today and will be available on CD on Friday, February 2. The album also will be issued as a two-LP vinyl set on Friday, March 16, while a double-disc colored-vinyl edition will be sold exclusively by Barnes & Noble.

“As We Go Along” originally appeared on the soundtrack to the 1968 Monkees film Head. It was written by Carole King and her frequent collaborator Toni Stern.

The Lady Bird soundtrack also features the Alanis Morissette hit “Hand in My Pocket,” Dave Matthews Band‘s “Crash into Me” and tunes by ex-Velvet Underground member John Cale, Scottish new-wave act Altered Images and ’60s psychedelic folk-rockers Love. In addition, the album features audio snippets of dialogue from the film.

Lady Bird is a coming-of-age story set in 2002 in Sacramento, California, about a teenage girl played by Saoirse Ronan and her contentious relationship with her mother, portrayed by Laurie Metcalf. The movie won the Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture — Musical or Comedy, while Ronan nabbed the award for Best Actress, Motion Picture — Musical or Comedy.

Here is the full track list of the Lady Bird soundtrack:

“Prayer of St. Francis”*
“Hand in My Pocket” — Alanis Morissette
“Little of Your Love” — HAIM
“Panis Angelicus” — Adolf Fredrik Girls Choir
“It’s given to me — by me”*
“Days of Steam” — John Cale
“As We Go Along” — The Monkees
“Center of Attention”*
“Overture (from “Merrily We Roll Along”)” — Original Broadway Cast and Orchestra
“Crash into Me” — Dave Matthews Band
“Happy Birthday” — Altered Images
“City College”*
“Snoop Dog, Baby” — Reel Big Fish
“Always See Your Face” — Love
“Waltz of the Flowers” — St. Louis Symphony
“This Eve of Parting” — John Hartford
“Wrong Side of the Tracks”*
“Little Plastic Castles” — Ani Di Franco
“Tha Crossroads” — Bone Thugs-N-Harmony
“Rosa Mystica” — The University of Notre Dame Folk Choir
“Let’s Just Sit”*

* = audio taken from the film Lady Bird.

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ABC/Paul HebertOn Thursday, John Fogerty posted a message online revealing that he was upset that the name of his classic Creedence Clearwater Revival song “Proud Mary” was being used as the title for a new movie about a hitwoman, and that altered lyrics from the tune appear on the poster promoting the film. ABC Radio has now obtained a statement from Screen Gems, the producer of Proud Mary, responding to the Rock & Roll Hall of Famer’s complaint, which also maintained that his song’s message was completely different from that of the movie.

“We would love Mr. Fogerty to come see the film,” Screen Gems notes. “He would see that his complaint that the film has nothing to do with the song’s message as ‘a metaphor about leaving painful, stressful things behind for a more tranquil and meaningful life’ is inaccurate. That is precisely what our Mary is looking to do, and [Proud Mary star] Taraji [P. Henson] nails it perfectly.”

A rep for Screen Gems also tells ABC Radio that the film company worked closely with the music publisher of “Proud Mary,” and had fully cleared the rights to use the song, as well as its title and lyrics, in the movie and its marketing.

The Proud Mary film tells the story of a hired killer portrayed by Henson who undergoes a change of heart about her chosen occupation.

In his statement, posted on his official Facebook page, Fogerty wrote, “It irks me when people seek to capitalize on the popularity of my music and the good will it has earned with the public for their own financial gain…This movie has nothing to do with me, or my song.”

He also maintained that the meaning behind the song was “[f]ar from a story about killing people for money.”

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Parlophone/Capitol Records/UMeThe BeatlesSgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band has made its mark on the music world in many ways, and now the influential 1967 album will be heading into the Guinness World Records book thanks to a recent chart achievement. The album is being recognized for the longest gap between stints at #1 on the U.K. chart, uDiscoverMusic.com reports.

Bolstered by a deluxe 50th anniversary reissue that came out in late May, Sgt. Pepper returned to the top spot of the U.K.’s Official Albums Chart on June 8, 2017, 49 years and 125 days since the last time it held the #1 position — — on February 3, 1968. The album with the next longest gap between stints at #1 in the U.K. is The Rolling Stones‘ 1972 record Exile on Main St., which returned to the top spot after the release of a deluxe reissue on May 29, 2010, 37 years and 353 days since it had previously been at #1.

Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band first hit the top of the chart on June 10, 1967, and spent 23 straight weeks there. It then reached #1 four more times between November 1967 and February 1968.

The album has sold 5.1 million copies in the U.K., making it the bestselling studio effort and third most successful album overall in the country, following Queen‘s Greatest Hits and ABBA‘s Gold compilation.

As recently reported by Billboard, Sgt. Pepper also was the top-selling vinyl LP in the U.S. in 2017.

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Credit: Myrna SuarezBilly Joel is known for inviting famous musicians onstage hits during his monthly residency at New York’s Madison Square Garden, and on Thursday, the Piano Man treated fans to an extra special performance: a reunion of Foreigner guitarist Mick Jones and the group’s founding frontman, Lou Gramm.

As seen in fan-shot video posted on YouTube, Joel first explained to the crowd that Jones had helped produced his chart-topping 1989 album Stormfront.

“Him and another guy who was the singer of all those great [Foreigner] songs are here tonight,” Billy then declared. “We’d like to bring ’em on up and do some of their songs.”

Jones and Gramm proceeded to hit the stage, joining Billy and his band for a rocking version of Foreigner’s 1981 hit “Urgent,” highlighted by a wailing solo by Joel’s sax player, Mark Rivera.

Mick then unstrapped his guitar and sat at Joel’s piano, as Lou told the audience, “We had a lot of fun with Billy and his band, rehearsing and hanging around. We’re trying to think what we can bring to this party. I think it’s time we break the ice.” He then launched into Foreigner’s 1977 smash “Cold as Ice.”

Gramm, who left Foreigner in 2003, made some special guest appearances, along some other ex-members, last year during the band’s 40th anniversary tour. Jones recently told ABC Radio that Lou will be welcomed back for more appearances with Foreigner this year.

Meanwhile, Joel’s next concert is scheduled for February 9 in Tampa, Florida; he also has shows at Madison Square Garden on February 21, March 28, April 13, May 23 and June 2.

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Udo Spreitzenbarth; Bill BernsteinIf you’re planning a trip to Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida, between early February and early April, you may want to bring along some Mardi Gras beads and be prepared to check out some great music. The theme park has announced the lineup of its 2018 Mardi Gras concert series, which will include performances by The Beach Boys and Foreigner.

The Beach Boys will perform on Saturday, February 10, while Foreigner will rock out on Saturday, March 17. A total of 13 headlining shows will be held at Universal Orlando’s Music Plaza during the Mardi Gras celebration.

The New Orleans-inspired festivities kick off February 3 with a performance by Jamaican rapper/singer Sean Paul and run through April 7. Other artists scheduled to perform include country singer Kelsea Ballerini, Fitz & the Tantrums, reggae rockers 311, alt-rock band Bush, rapper Macklemore, Fifth Harmony, one-time American Idol winner Phillip Phillips and pop singer/songwriter Andy Grammer.

While the concerts will take place only on select Saturdays and Sundays during that time, the park will have a parade every night including street performers, colorful costumes and, of course, lots of beads.

For more details about the Mardi Gras festivities, and a complete list of performers and concert dates, visit UniversalOrlando.com/MardiGras.

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Credit: Frankie ByrdEx-Joan Jett and the Blackhearts guitarist Ricky Byrd recently released his second solo album, Clean Getaway. The 12-track collection is a concept record focusing on the struggles people go through who are trying to overcome addiction.

Byrd tells ABC Radio that he describes the album “as kind of like a self-help book with a backbeat.” He explains the record is geared toward “people that are struggling with addiction [who] may be caught in that hellish hallway between denial and surrender;…for people that are in recovery, so they could look back and see how far they’ve come; [and] for people that love rock ‘n’ roll.”

Ricky, who’s been clean and sober for about 30 years, says the songs on Clean Getaway were written to play for and inspire people he’s been visiting at rehab facilities and recovery groups over the years. “This is my way of combining what I love and what keeps me alive — recovery and rock ‘n’ roll,” Byrd maintains.

The album features tunes that Byrd wrote by himself and co-wrote with collaborators Richie Supa and Mark Hudson, and also includes a rocking cover of Paul Revere and the Raiders‘ 1966 hit “Kicks.” The original songs reflect many of Ricky’s favorite genres and artists, with tunes bearing the influence of Chuck Berry, Otis Redding, Albert King, Motown and folk-rock.

Byrd tapped the talents of a variety of notable musicians to contribute to the album, among them Derek and the Dominos keyboardist Bobby Whitlock, ex-Wings drummer Steve Holley, and several Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes members.

A portion of the proceeds from sales of the album will go toward Ricky’s Clean Getaway charity, which seeks to raise awareness about addiction and offer support to those in recovery. Visit CleanGetaway.nyc for more details.

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Credit: Olaf HeineA new short film featuring audio of U2‘s Bono reading excerpts from the liner notes for the band’s new album, Songs of Experience, has debuted on the Irish rockers’ official VEVO YouTube channel. Shot in black and white, the aptly titled Liner Notes was created by filmmaker and photographer Matt Mahurin in collaboration with producer Jacknife Lee, who apparently remixed parts of the new album’s tracks for use in the nine-and-a-half-minute flick.

In the film, Bono is heard discussing things that inspired the new material, including a brush with mortality he experienced while making the record, the Syrian refugee crisis, the political upheaval in the U.S. tied in with the election of President Trump and the singer’s desire to write a love song for his wife, Ali.

While Bono recites his musings on his health scare, a man is shown pulling a mask with the image of a skull on it over his face.

“Last winter, I was on the receiving end of a shock to the system…that left me clinging onto my own life like a raft,” he declares. “Now lots of us have a brush with mortality at some stage…It’s an arresting experience…I won’t dwell in it or on it. I don’t want to name it…I feel fantastic now, stronger than ever, but these songs have that impetus behind them and it would feel dishonest not to admit the turbulence I was feeling at the time of writing.”

With regard to “You’re the Best Thing About Me,” Bono notes, amusingly, that he asked himself, “Could I write Ali a song, a love song, a song of exhortation, without inducing the projectile vomit that is sentimentality?” He adds, “Hmmm, maybe humility, if I could remember what that was, would help.”

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Credit: Myriam SantosJohn Fogerty is not happy about Proud Mary, the new movie about a hit-woman with a heart named Mary, starring Empire‘s Taraji P. Henson.

Not only does the movie borrow it’s title from Fogerty’s 1968 Creedence Clearwater Revival classic, but a variation on the song’s lyrics was used in promotional material for the film.

On Thursday, the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer took to Twitter to complain in a lengthy statement.

“It irks me when people seek to capitalize on the popularity of my music and the good will it has earned with the public for their own financial gain,” Fogerty writes. He adds, “This movie has nothing to do with me, or my song. They simply picked the title and wrote a completely fictitious story around it.”

Fogerty writes, “No one ever asked me about using my song this way, or even about the meaning of ‘Proud Mary.’ The movie poster has my lyrics changed to read…’killing for the Man every night and day.'”

Adding that he wrote the song about a “mythical riverboat,” Fogerty says the song, which he describes as the first good song he ever wrote, was “obviously a metaphor about leaving painful, stressful things behind for a more tranquil and meaningful life. Far from a story about killing people for money.”

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Designed by MaddisonIf you remember really wanting your MTV back in the 1980s, you’ll love the Lost 80’s Live Tour, a U.S. summer trek featuring a revolving lineup of acts who came to fame during the decade.

The artists taking part in the tour include A Flock of Seagulls, Wang Chung, Naked Eyes, The Romantics, Men Without Hats, Animotion, The Motels, Nu Shooz, Missing Persons, Bow Wow Wow and Farrington & Mann, the original vocalists of the U.K. band When in Rome.

The tour currently features eight confirmed dates, kicking off August 3 in New York City’s Coney Island neighborhood and mapped out through September 6 in Pomona, California. The trek is expected to visit a total of 30 cities, with more dates and artists being announced in the coming weeks.

A Flock of Seagulls, Wang Chung, Animotion and Farrington & Mann will perform at all of the concerts on the tour, while the rest of the artists will appear on select dates. For more info, visit Lost80sLive.com.

Here are the details about the confirmed shows:

8/3 — New York City, NY, Ford Amphitheatre at Coney Island Boardwalk (A Flock of Seagulls, Wang Chung, Farrington & Mann, The Romantics, Naked Eyes, Animotion, Nu Shooz)
8/4 — Brookville, NY, Tilles Center for the Performing Arts – LIU Post (A Flock of Seagulls, Wang Chung, Farrington & Mann, Naked Eyes, Animotion, Nu Shooz)
8/12 — Englewood, CO, Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre (A Flock of Seagulls, Wang Chung, Farrington & Mann, Men Without Hats, Naked Eyes, Animotion, Dramarama)
8/24 — Grand Prairie, TX, Verizon Theatre (A Flock of Seagulls, Wang Chung, Farrington & Mann, Missing Persons, Naked Eyes, Animotion, Nu Shooz, Book of Love, Boys Don’t Cry, Gene Loves Jezebel)
8/31 — San Diego, CA, Humphreys Concerts by the Bay (A Flock of Seagulls, Wang Chung, Farrington & Mann, Men Without Hats, Missing Persons, Bow Wow Wow, Animotion, Boys Don’t Cry, Gene Loves Jezebel, Dramarama)
9/1 — Saratoga, CA, The Mountain Winery (A Flock of Seagulls, Wang Chung, Farrington & Mann, Men Without Hats, Missing Persons, Bow Wow Wow, Animotion, Boys Don’t Cry, Gene Loves Jezebel, Dramarama)
9/2 — Lincoln, CA, Thunder Valley Casino Resort (A Flock of Seagulls, Wang Chung, Farrington & Mann, Men Without Hats, Missing Persons, Bow Wow Wow, Animotion)
9/6 — Pomona, CA, Los Angeles County Fair (A Flock of Seagulls, Wang Chung, Farrington & Mann, Men Without Hats, The Motels, Missing Persons, Animotion)

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Norman Jean RoyBon Jovi will celebrate their Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction with a victory lap.

The band has announced a spring leg of their This House Is Not For Sale tour, which kicks off in Denver, CO on March 14 and is set to wrap up May 14 in Washington, D.C. The band will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame April 14 in Cleveland.

In addition, Jon Bon Jovi and the guys are re-releasing their 2016 album This House Is Not For Sale with the title This House Is Not For Sale (When We Were Us). It will feature two new songs: “When We Were US” and “Walls.” The album arrives February 23.

Last year, Jon told Billboard that “When We Were US” is a “big ol’ anthemic [song]…that tells our story,” while “Walls” is about “the crazy world in which we live.”

Tickets go on sale to the general public January 19 at 10 a.m. local time via Ticketmaster and venue box offices. Every ticket purchased will come with a CD of This House Is Not For Sale. There are a number of pre-sale options available that start as early as Monday, so visit BonJovi.com for full details.

Here are the tour dates:

3/16 — Salt Lake City, UT, Vivint Smart Home Arena
3/17 — Las Vegas, NV, T-Mobile Arena
3/20 — Little Rock, AR, Verizon Arena
3/22 — San Antonio, TX, AT&T Center
3/23 — Houston, TX, Toyota Center
3/25 — New Orleans, LA, Smoothie King Center
3/26 — Dallas, TX, American Airlines Center
4/2 — Boston, MA, TD Garden
4/4 — Montreal, QC, Bell Centre
4/7 — Newark, NJ,,Prudential Center
4/8 — Newark, NJ, Prudential Center
4/18 — Orlando, FL, Amway Center
4/20 — Atlanta, GA, Philips Arena
4/21 — Charlotte, NC, Spectrum Center
4/24 — Raleigh, NC, PNC Arena
4/26 — Chicago, IL, United Center
4/28 — St. Paul, MN, Xcel Energy Center (PRE-SALES BEGIN FEBRUARY 13)
4/29 — Milwaukee, WI, BMO Harris Bradley Center
5/2 — Allentown, PA, PPL Center
5/3 — Philadelphia, PA, Wells Fargo Center
5/5 — Uncasville, CT, Mohegan Sun Arena
5/7 — Ottawa, ON, Canadian Tire Centre
5/9 — New York, NY, Madison Square Garden
5/10 — New York, NY, Madison Square Garden
5/12 — Toronto, ON, Air Canada Centre
5/14 — Washington, DC, Capital One Arena

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Courtesy of The WiMNPat Benatar, Melissa Etheridge and B-52’s singers Cindy Wilson and Kate Pierson are among the influential female music artists who will be honored at the sixth annual She Rocks Awards. The event will take place Friday, January 26, during the 2018 edition of the popular music-equipment trade show The NAMM Show at the House of Blues in Anaheim, California.

The She Rocks Awards are presented The Women’s International Music Network, a.k.a. The WiMN, and pay tribute to women who have made important contributions to the music industry.

Regarding Benatar, The WiMN founder Laura B. Whitmore says, “Pat Benatar’s talent and contributions to rock music are an inspiration to women everywhere, whether they are fans or aspiring artists themselves. We are truly honored to recognize her at this year’s She Rocks Awards.”

Whitmore adds about Etheridge, Wilson and Pierson, “We are so excited to honor these pioneering women who represent the diversity of musical styles we embrace at the She Rocks Awards.”

Other honorees at the 2018 ceremony include Exene Cervenka, frontwoman of the lauded Los Angeles punk band X, and the pioneering all-female rock group Fanny.

In addition to the awards presentations and speeches, the gala will feature musical performances, a silent auction, food and drinks, giveaways and more. Tickets for the event are available at TheWiMN.com.

Previous She Rocks Award winners include Ronnie Spector, The Bangles, Lita Ford, Sheila E., Chaka Khan and Orianthi.

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Credit: Ross HalfinJoe Perry‘s current focus is on his soon-to-be-released solo album, Sweetzerland Manifesto, but by the end of the year he says he expects to be back in the saddle with Aerosmith. The guitar great tells the Best Classic Bands website that his famous group will launch a new tour at “the end of 2018.”

Perry reports that the trek will run into 2020, the year Aerosmith also will celebrate the 50th anniversary of its formation.

“Nineteen-seventy, to me, is where my heart is as far as when the band started,” explains Perry. “[So we’ll celebrate] the 50th anniversary [in 2020]. I don’t know what shape it’s going to take.”

Meanwhile, Perry reveals that he’s hoping Aerosmith will be able to record a new EP or album by the time they kick off the tour.

Steven [Tyler] and I have talked about it and the other guys have talked about it,” says Joe. “We’ve been so involved with other things. I know Steven’s been doing his solo thing. We haven’t gotten down to things specifically, but I really would like to [record] some new music.”

Regarding his solo album, Perry will be playing a star-studded release party at the Los Angeles-area theater The Roxy this Tuesday, January 16, three days before the record hits stores.

The disc features guest appearances by Cheap Trick‘s Robin Zander, David Johansen, Johnny Depp and other notables. Perry says of the album, “It was strictly about making music and having fun.”

As for whether he plans to play more shows in support Sweetzerland Manifesto, Joe says, “I’d like to if I can find some time…Every song is designed to play live…I’d really like to go out and do a proper two-month tour, but we’ll see.”

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Eagle Rock EntertainmentRobert Plant‘s performance with his current band The Sensational Space Shifters was one of the highlights of Twin Peaks director David Lynch‘s inaugural Festival of Disruption, a multimedia cultural event held in October 2016 at the Ace Hotel Theatre in Los Angeles. Now, a new concert film documenting the show will be released on DVD and as a digital video on February 9.

Plant’s set featured reworked renditions of several Led Zeppelin tunes, including “Black Dog,” “Babe, I’m Gonna Leave You” and “Going to California,” while also showcasing four songs from his then-latest solo album, 2014’s Lullaby and… The Ceaseless Roar. The legendary rocker and his group also played a medley that brought together the Zeppelin classic “Whole Lotta Love” with Muddy Waters‘ “Hoochie Coochie Man” and Bo Diddley‘s “Mona.”

The Robert Plant & The Sensational Space Shifters Live at David Lynch’s Festival of Disruption video also features some bonus content, footage capturing Lynch discussing creativity, music and meditation. You can pre-order the DVD now at EagleRockLinks.com.

The Lynch-curated Festival of Disruption featured musical and dance performances, DJ sets, discussions, art exhibits, virtual reality displays, film screenings, meditation sessions and more. The event raised money for the David Lynch Foundation, which provides Transcendental Meditation education programs to domestic-violence victims, veterans suffering from PTSD, at-risk young people and others. Sales of the DVD also will benefit the foundation.

Here is the full track list of the performance portion of the DVD:

“Poor Howard”
“Turn It Up”
“Black Dog”
Medley: “The Enchanter”/”Rainbow”
“Babe, I’m Gonna Leave You”
“Little Maggie”
Medley: “Hoochie Coochie Man”/”Whole Lotta Love”/”Mona”
“Going to California”

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Credit: Jimmy KingToday, January 10, marks the second anniversary of the death of David Bowie, who passed away two days after his 69th birthday. To mark the milestone, Bowie’s widow, supermodel Iman, took to her Instagram account to post the message, “You will always be part of us. Jan 10th #BowieForever #EverAndEver,” along with photos of tattoos that she and her 17-year-old daughter with the rock legend, Alexandria “Lexi” Jones, apparently have gotten in his honor.

Lexi’s tattoo, which seems to be located on her forearm, shows an ornate crescent moon along with the phrase “Daddy XXX” and Bowie’s birth and death years, 1947-2016. Iman’s tattoo is of a Bowie knife and appears on her right ankle.

On Tuesday, Iman posted another Instagram message that reads, “My favorite love story is ours!” accompanied by a series of stylish black-and-white photos of her and Bowie.

Meanwhile, the U.K.’s Official Charts Company has marked the anniversary of Bowie’s passing by sharing details about how many albums and tracks by the rock legend sold in the country since his death.

Two million Bowie albums and 3.1 million singles have been sold or streamed in the U.K. over the last two years, including physical sales, digital downloads and stream-equivalent sales. David’s final studio effort, Blackstar, has been his most successful U.K. album since his death, notching 446,000 copies in equivalent album sales, while the 2008 Best of Bowie compilation is #2 with 335,000.

As for singles, the 1977 classic “Heroes” tops the list of most popular U.K. Bowie tracks, with 397,000 combined sales. At #2 is David’s 1981 collaboration with Queen, “Under Pressure,” with 203,000 sales and streams.

Visit OfficialCharts.com for full details of Bowie’s U.K. chart milestones since his passing.

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Mary McCartney/MPL CommunicationsPaul McCartney is among a number of famous musicians who are supporting a piece of U.K. legislation called the Agent of Change bill that seeks to help grassroots music venues across the country to stay in business, Sky News reports.

The bill, which would make real-estate developers responsible for the cost of soundproofing new buildings erected near existing venues rather than the venues themselves, was introduced today in the House of Commons by senior Parliament member John Spellar.

In a statement regarding the bill, McCartney says, “Without the grassroots clubs, pubs and music venues my career would’ve been very different. If we don’t support music at this level, then the future of music in general is in danger.”

Other artists in favor of Agent of Change include The KinksRay Davies, The PretendersChrissie Hynde and Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason.

Hynde says in a statement, “When I heard of the impending threat to small venues, my heart skipped a beat…They’re the setting of everything great that’s come out of the music scene in this country, from The Beatles to Oasis and beyond…If small venues shut down, so will England’s unique creative output.

Mason, meanwhile, took part in a gathering outside on the Houses of Parliament to rally support for the bill. He told NME in a video interview, “It’s a much tougher environment for young musicians now than in our day…It’s really important to retain anything that might actually allow people to not only develop their craft but actually earn some money from it.”

Spellar reported on his Facebook page that the Agent of Change bill “passed its first hurdle today,” and will get a second reading at the U.K. parliament on January 19. For more information about the legislation, visit MusicVenueTrust.com.

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