Credit: Anna WebberBillboard.com is hosting the premiere of “Judy,” a new track from Stephen Stills and Judy Collins‘ upcoming collaborative album, Everybody Knows, due out September 22.

Stills wrote “Judy” as a tribute to Collins while he was working on her 1968 album, Who Knows Where the Time Goes?, and he made a solo demo of the tune around that time that was released on his 2007 archival compilation, Just Roll Tape.

Everybody Knows celebrates the 50th anniversary of the start of the singers’ long friendship and their brief love affair, which also inspired Stephen to write his classic Crosby, Stills & Nash song “Suite: Judy Blue Eyes.”

Asked how she feels about Stills having written songs about their relationship, Collins tells Billboard, “Oh, it’s just delicious. We always were friends. We didn’t ever hate each other. We had a kind of, I would say, dramatic love affair, lots of positive and then a lot of upset because it wasn’t working out. And then, of course ‘Suite: Judy Blue Eyes’ came along and, I mean, how can you resist when you hear that song all over the country?!”

The album features new versions of songs tied into the singers’ shared history, such as “Judy,” along with some cover tunes chosen by Stills and Collins, and one brand-new tune by Judy.

“It’s got the markings of something that was bound to happen,” says Collins of the album, “and by some miracle both of us are still on the planet and feeling very healthy and positive.”

The duo launched a lengthy U.S. tour in support of Everybody Knows last month that winds down November 5 in Santa Rosa, California. Collins tells Billboard that if her and Stills’ schedules allow, she’d like to extend the trek.

Here are all of their upcoming tour dates:

8/16 — Red Bank, NJ, Count Basie Theatre
8/17 — New Haven, CT, College Street Music Hall
8/18 — Greensburg, PA, The Palace Theatre
8/20 — Lowell, MA, Boarding House Park
8/21 — Great Barrington, MA, Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center
8/23 — Morristown, NJ, Mayo Performing Arts Center
8/25 — Glenside, PA, Keswick Theatre
8/26 — Westbury, NY, NYCB Theatre at Westbury
8/28 — Vestal, NY, Anderson Center for the Performing Arts
9/1 — Beverly Hills, CA, Saban Theatre
9/3 — Indio, CA, Fantasy Springs Resort & Casino
9/6 — San Diego, CA, Humphreys Concerts by the Sea
9/8 — Jacksonville, OR, Britt Pavilion
9/9 — Stateline, NV, MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa
9/27 — Wilkes-Barre, PA, F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts
9/28 — Lebanon, NH, Lebanon Opera House
9/30 — Torrington, CT, Warner Theater
10/1 — Newport News, VA, Ferguson Center for the Performing Arts
10/2 — Huntington, WV, Keith Albee Performing Arts Center
10/4 — Morgantown, WV, West Virginia University
10/5 — Charlottesville, VA, Sprint Pavilion
10/7 — Cranston, RI, Rhode Island Center for the Arts at Park Theatre
10/8 — Albany, NY, Hart Theatre – Egg Center for the Performing Arts
10/11 — Lancaster, PA, American Music Theatre
10/12 — Tarrytown, NY, Tarrytown Music Hall
10/13 — Englewood, NJ, Bergen Performing Arts Center
10/15 — Youngstown, OH, Edward W. Powers Auditorium
10/17 — Godfrey, IL, Olin Theater
10/21 — Las Vegas, NV, Smith Center for the Performing Arts
10/22 — Tucson, AZ, Fox Theater
10/25 — San Juan Capistrano, CA, The Coach House
10/26 — San Juan Capistrano, CA, The Coach House
10/28 — Santa Barbara, CA, Arlington Theatre
10/29 — Turlock, CA, Community Theatre
11/1 — Chico, CA, California State University – Chico
11/2 — Visalia, CA, Fox Theatre
11/4 — Brooks, CA, Cache Creek Casino Resort
11/5 — Santa Rosa, CA, Luther Burbank Center for the Arts

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Dolly Records/RCA NashvilleDolly Parton will release her first album of original children’s music, I Believe in You, this fall, with all the proceeds going to her Imagination Library, which sends free books to kids all over the world.

The country-pop legend wrote all 14 of the tracks on the record, drawing inspiration from her large family both in East Tennessee and in Nashville.

“I have all my little nieces and nephews…and I always try to keep playhouses and treehouses and things where I play with them when they come to visit me,” she explains. “And usually when I write these children’s songs, I go up to the treehouse or sit there and kinda put myself back in their place, and I try to become a kid again.”

The Country Music Hall of Famer reveals that many of the songs on the album, like “Makin’ Fun Ain’t Funny” and “Chemo Hero,” were written with the next generation of Partons in mind.

“It’s so easy for me to tailor-make them to my little nieces and nephews that I’m with all the time,” Parton says. “I hear what their feelings are, how they think, the things they go through, so I try to write songs you know, to help them, too.”

I Believe in You features a new recording of Dolly’s classic “Coat of Many Colors,” as well as a bonus track with her reading the children’s book based on the song. You’ll be able to pick up a digital copy on September 29, with physical copies coming on October 13.

Here’s the complete track list for I Believe in You:

“I Believe in You”
“Coat of Many Colors”
“Together Forever”
“I Am a Rainbow”
“I’m Here”
“A Friend Like You”
“Imagination”
“You Can Do It”
“Responsibility”
“You Gotta Be”
“Makin’ Fun Ain’t Funny”
“Chemo Hero”
“Brave Little Soldier”
Bonus track: Coat of Many Colors book read by Dolly Parton

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ABC/Randy HolmesU2‘s long-awaited album, Songs of Experience, apparently will arrive just in time for the holidays, if The Irish Sun is to be believed. According to the newspaper, the album will be released on December 1 to coincide with World AIDS Day and in conjunction with the Project Red campaign Bono founded to raise money to support the fight against the disease.

The Irish Sun also reports Songs of Experience‘s first single will be “You’re the Best Thing About Me,” which will be released to radio stations on September 8.

Irish radio disc jockey Dave Fanning, who was treated to a preview of the upcoming album earlier this year at Bono’s house, described “You’re the Best Thing About Me” as “a great tune and much lighter than anything on [U2’s last album] Songs of Innocence. It’s the perfect single.”

U2 has been performing another Songs of Experience tune “The Little Things That Give You Away” during its ongoing tour celebrating The Joshua Tree‘s 30th anniversary. The band kicks off a second North American leg of the trek September 3 in Detroit.

Discussing the difference between Songs of Experience and 2014’s Songs of Innocence, Fanning said the new tunes he heard “were more personal from Bono, singing about later on after he left [his childhood home on Cedarwood Road in Dublin]. Reflecting back on his life.”

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Credit: Ed MilesAre you in the mood for a new melody from Robert Plant? Then head over to the Led Zeppelin singer’s official website and Facebook page, where he’s posted an unidentified instrumental clip that could be a tease for the new album he’s been working on with his current band, The Sensational Space Shifters, over the last couple of years.

The audio segment is a slow-tempo track featuring some atmospheric synthesized strings, electronic sounds and heavy bass drum. While the clip plays, the phrase “A WAY WITH WORDS…” appears on the screen. Plant posted the same phrase on his website, minus the musical clip, a few weeks ago, and in May he posted a different note that read “ANY TIME NOW…”

Plant first announced he was recording a new album with The Sensational Space Shifters in January 2016. His previous studio effort with the group, Lullaby and…The Ceaseless Roar, was released in 2014.

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Eagle Rock EntertainmentHappy Birthday, Queen of Pop! It’s Madonna‘s birthday today, and in honor of the occasion, pre-orders for her upcoming Rebel Heart Tour concert film starts today.

The Rebel Heart Tour film will be released September 15 as a digital download, DVD and Blu-ray. In addition, a live album with 22 songs from the tour is also coming out that day. The DVD and Blu-ray come with an audio CD of highlights from the tour. For a preview of the package, a live version of “Material Girl” is now available to download from all services.

Even if you saw the Rebel Heart Tour live, you may still want the package, because it includes footage of Madonna: Tears of a Clown, an exclusive fan-club show Madonna did in Melbourne, Australia, to celebrate her first concerts there in more than 20 years.

Madonna celebrated her birthday in Italy: She’s posted photos and video of herself arriving to a party on a white horse, enjoying live dancers, and then busting herself as a group of what appears to be local musicians perform. She captioned the video, “Life Love Music Dance La Familia Thank you everyone!”

Here’s the track listing for all the packages:

DVD/Blu-ray
1. “Rebel Heart Tour Intro”
2. “Iconic”
3. “B**ch I’m Madonna”
4. “Burning Up”
5. “Holy Water”/”Vogue”
6. “Devil Pray”
7. “Messiah” (Video Interlude)
8. “Body Shop”
9. “True Blue”
10. “Deeper and Deeper”
11. “HeartBreakCity”
12. “Like a Virgin”
13. “S.E.X.” (Video Interlude)
14. “Living for Love”
15. “La Isla Bonita”
16. “Dress You Up”/”Into the Groove”
17. “Rebel Heart”
18. “Illuminati” (Video Interlude)
19. “Music”
20. “Candy Shop”
21. “Material Girl”
22. “La Vie en Rose”
23. “Unapologetic B**ch”
24. “Holiday”

Extras
1. An Excerpt from Tears of a Clown
2. “Like a Prayer”

CD
1. “Rebel Heart Tour” Intro
2. “Iconic”
3. “B**ch I’m Madonna”
4. “Burning Up”
5. “Holy Water”/”Vogue”
6. “Devil Pray”
7. “Deeper and Deeper”
8. “HeartBreakCity”
9. “Living for Love”
10. “La Isla Bonita”
11. “Rebel Heart”
12. “Candy Shop”
13. “Unapologetic B**ch”
14. “Holiday”

Double CD/Digital Audio
CD1
1. “Rebel Heart Tour” Intro
2. “Iconic”
3. “B**ch I’m Madonna”
4. “Burning Up”
5. “Holy Water”/”Vogue”
6. “Devil Pray”
7.” Body Shop”
8. “True Blue”
9. “Deeper and Deeper”
10. “HeartBreakCity”
11. “Like a Virgin “

CD2
1. “Living for Love”
2. “La Isla Bonita”
3. “Dress You Up”/”Into the Groove”
4. “Rebel Heart”
5. “Music”
6. “Candy Shop”
7. “Material Girl”
8. “La Vie en Rose”
9. “Unapologetic B**ch”
10. “Holiday”
11. “Like a Prayer” (Bonus Track)

Life 🎉Love ♥️Music🎼Dance💃🏻La Familia 🇮🇹🌏🌎🌍♥️🙏🏻 Thank you everyone! 🙏🏻 pic.twitter.com/QzWxnfGVHd

— Madonna (@Madonna) August 16, 2017

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Credit: Denise TruscelloLionel Richie, currently on tour with Mariah Carey, will be returning to Las Vegas not only this fall, but next year as well.

The pop legend has announced 14 additional performances of his show Lionel Richie –All the Hits at The AXIS in Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino.

Last year, the show — featuring hits like “Hello,” “Dancing on the Ceiling,” “All Night Long” and “Say You Say Me” — received the “Best New Resident” award from Vegas Seven magazine.

Tickets for the new dates go on sale via Ticketmaster this Saturday, August 19, at 10 a.m. PT. However, Citi card members and Fan Club members can grab right now through Friday.

Richie’s North American tour with Mariah wraps up September 5 in Seattle. He’ll then head to Australia and New Zealand for a run of shows with Chic‘s Nile Rodgers, which are scheduled through late October. His new dates in Vegas start November 29.

Here are all the new All the Hits dates going on sale:

November 2017: 29
December 2017: 6, 8, 9, 13, 15, 16
March 2018: 7, 9, 10, 13, 16, 17, 20

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The 30th anniversary of Prince‘s Paisley Park complex in Minneapolis, Minnesota, is happening next month, with several events scheduled to commemorate the occasion.

On September 7, the Grammy-nominated musical trio KING will appear at the PRN Alumni Foundation‘s inaugural benefit. Then, on September 9, “Stories from Inside the Park” alumni discussion panels will take place, featuring talks and Q&A sessions about fashion, engineering and innovation.

In an official statement, PRN Alumni Foundation board president Jacqui Thompson says, “As former employees who helped contribute to Prince’s many creative endeavors, we have cause to celebrate the magnitude of his work along with the impact of his many philanthropic projects.”

The PRN Alumni Foundation was launched by former Paisley Park employees in Prince’s honor. The nonprofit organization is dedicated to supporting youth programs that help to educate and enrich music and the arts, among other initiatives.

Tickets for the PRN Alumni Foundation inaugural benefit and Stories from Inside the Park panels are on sale now. For more information and/or to purchase, head over to PRNAlumni.org.

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Steve Morley/RedfernsToday, August 16, marks the 40th anniversary of the death of Elvis Presley, known the world over as the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll. Presley was just 42 years old when he passed away at his Graceland mansion in Memphis, Tennessee, from a heart attack. It’s widely believed that prescription drug abuse was a factor in the singer’s death.

Presley, of course, was the first rock ‘n’ roll superstar, whose charisma, energetic music and good looks helped make him one of the most influential and recognizable cultural icons of the 20th century. His passion for and promotion of artists like Little Richard and Fats Domino helped open the door to the commercial acceptance of black rock ‘n’ roll artists by white audiences. Elvis’ musical talents extended beyond rock to pop balladry, gospel and country.

Elvis remains the most successful individual music artist ever, with more than 211 million certified units sold worldwide. He’s scored 10 chart-topping albums on the Billboard 200 and 18 #1 singles on the Hot 100. Various successful posthumous Presley albums, including compilations, rarities collections and more, continue to be released.

After Presley’s death, Graceland became a huge tourist attraction. The property recently was expanded to include a huge entertainment complex with museums, eateries and a hotel.

In observance of the anniversary of Presley’s passing, Graceland is hosting an expanded, nine-day edition of its Elvis Week celebration that kicked off Friday, August 11, and runs through Saturday, August 19. Today’s scheduled events include the “ELVIS: Live in Concert 40th Anniversary Celebration,” taking place at the FedExForum in downtown Memphis. The show will feature film footage of Elvis performing his classic songs with live accompaniment from a full symphony orchestra, plus a guest appearance by Presley’s ex-wife, Priscilla.

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Craft Recordings/Concord Bicycle MusicFor several years during the 1960s, John Fogerty, his brother Tom, Stu Cook and Doug Clifford played in a band called The Golliwogs, which they eventually renamed Creedence Clearwater Revival. Now, a new comprehensive collection of Golliwogs songs titled Fight Fire: The Complete Recordings 1964-1967 will be released on September 29.

The album features 23 tracks, including all of the A-sides and B-sides the group recorded, as well as a few rare tunes that weren’t released until years later. Fight Fire will be issued on CD, as a two-LP vinyl set and digitally, and also will be available via streaming services.

The physical versions of the album will include rare photos and liner notes penned by the compilation’s producer, Alec Palao.

John Fogerty, Cook and Clifford actually began playing together while in high school in a band called The Blue Velvets. After Tom Fogerty joined the group, they changed their name to The Visions. They were renamed The Golliwogs by Max Weiss, co-founder of the Fantasy Records label, after the group recorded its debut single.

The Golliwogs started out being heavily inspired by British Invasion groups, although they soon began to incorporate the psychedelic and American roots-music influences that would define the sound of Creedence Cleawater Revival.

Here’s the full track list of the Fight Fire CD:

“Brown-Eyed Girl”
“Fight Fire”
“Don’t Tell Me No Lies”
“Walking on the Water”
“You Can’t Be True” (version one)
“Try Try Try”
“You Came Walking”
“Fragile Child”
“You Better Be Careful”
“Little Tina”
“I Only Met You Just an Hour Ago”
“You Better Get It Before It Gets You”
“Call It Pretending”
“Gonna Hang Around”
“Where You Been”
“You Got Nothin’ on Me”
“She Was Mine”
“Tell Me”
“Porterville”
“Instrumental #1”
“You Can’t Be True” (version two)
“Little Girl (Does Your Momma Know)”
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Credit: Amy GranthamHaving long used his voice to raise awareness about political, social and environmental causes, Graham Nash has been chosen to receive the Americana Music Association’s 2017 Spirit of Americana: Free Speech in Music Award.

The British folk-rock legend will be presented with the honor at the organization’s 16th Annual Honors & Awards event, taking place Wednesday, September 13, at the famous Ryman Auditorium in Nashville.

The ceremony is part of the 18th annual AmericanaFest: The Americana Music Festival and Conference, which runs from September 12 to September 17 and will feature performances at a variety of venues in Music City.

The Spirit of Americana: Free Speech in Music Award is presented in conjunction with the First Amendment Center at Nashville’s Vanderbilt University. Nash’s Crosby, Stills & Nash band mate Stephen Stills received the same honor in 2013. As previously reported, among the other artists who will be honored this year by the Americana Music Association is Van Morrison, who will receive Lifetime Achievement Award for Songwriting award.

Following the ceremony, Nash will launch a fall North American solo tour in support of his 2016 album, This Path Tonight. The trek kicks off September 17 in Knoxville, Tennessee, and is mapped out through an October 15 show in Milwaukee. Graham recently added a few dates to his itinerary — September 22 in Mount Tabor, New Jersey; September 26 in Old Saybrook, Connecticut; and October 13 in New Buffalo, Michigan. Prior to the tour, Nash will perform at the Philadelphia Folk Festival in Schwenksville, Pennsylvania, on August 19.

Here are all of Graham forthcoming tour dates:

8/19 — Schwenksville, PA, Philadelphia Folk Festival
9/17 — Knoxville, TN, Bijou Theatre
9/19 — Cleveland, OH, Music Box Supper Club
9/21 — Stroudsburg, PA, Sherman Theater
9/22 — Mount Tabor, NJ, The Tabernacle
9/23 — West Long Branch, NJ, Center for the Arts
9/24 — Bethel Woods, NY, Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
9/26 — Old Saybrook, CT, The Kate
9/27 — Rutland, VT, The Paramount Theatre
9/28 — Keene, NH, The Colonial Theatre
9/30 — Portsmouth, NH, The Music Hall
10/1 — Buffalo, NY, Asbury Hall at Babeville
10/2 — Ottawa, ON, Canada, Centrepointe Mainstage Theatre
10/4 — Burlington, ON, Canada, Burlington Performing Arts Centre
10/5 — Brampton, ON, Canada, Rose Theatre
10/6 — North Bay, ON, Canada, Capitol Centre
10/10 — Oakville, ON, Canada, Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts
10/11 — Kingston, ON, Canada, Grand Theatre
10/13 — New Buffalo, MI, Four Winds Casino
10/14 — Madison, WI, Capitol Theater
10/15 — Milwaukee, WI, Pabst Theater

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Courtesy of PantoneWant to paint your media room purple in memory of Prince, but don’t know exactly which color purple to use?

Prince’s estate and the Pantone Color Institute have officially announced the creation of a custom purple to honor the “Purple One.”

The official color is called “Love Symbol #2,” which Pantone Vice President Laurie Pressman says in an official statement “is emblematic of Prince’s distinctive style.”

It was also inspired by the late icon’s “custom-made Yamaha purple piano.”

Pressman explains, “We are honored to have worked on the development of Love Symbol #2, a distinctive new purple shade created in memory of Prince.”

“Long associated with the purple family, Love Symbol #2 enables Prince’s unique purple shade to be consistently replicated and maintain the same iconic status as the man himself.”

Troy Carter, entertainment advisor to Prince’s estate, adds, “The color purple was synonymous with who Prince was and will always be. This is an incredible way for his legacy to live on forever.”

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Cleopatra RecordsThe soundtrack to an upcoming sci-fi/horror flick called The Rift — Dark Side of the Moon features two interesting covers of songs from the classic Pink Floyd album that inspired the film’s name. The album includes a version of “Brain Damage” featuring The DoorsRobby Krieger and XTC‘s Colin Moulding and a rendition of “Us and Them” recorded by late Asia frontman John Wetton.

Among the other tracks on the record are songs by ex-Yes keyboardist Rick Wakeman, veteran prog-rockers Nektar and Hawkwind co-founder Nik Turner. A Flock of Seagulls‘ classic New Wave hit “I Ran” brings the album to a close.

The Rift — Dark Side of the Moon tells the story of the search for NASA Space Shuttle astronaut who crash lands in Serbia, bringing back with him some kind of alien life form. The movie is scheduled to premiere in December, while the album will be released on Friday, September 1.

Here’s the track list of The Rift — Dark Side of the Moon soundtrack:

“Don’t Keep on Me Waiting” — Omega
“Us and Them” — John Wetton
“Brain Damage” — Colin Moulding & Robby Krieger
“Mask” — The Anix
“1799” — Echolust
“Paranormal” — Nik Turner
“Serenade for the Dead” — Leæther Strip
“Astronaut’s Nightmare” — Nektar
“C. abyssal” — Le Seul Element
“Nebula” — Brainticket
“Dynamics of Delerium” — Rick Wakeman
“Into the Eyes of the Zombie King” — Chrome
“Notre Dame (Mothership)” (Edit) — Guru Freakout
“UFOlove” — Guru Guru Groove Band
“I Ran (So Far Away)” — A Flock of Seagulls

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Credit: Ricky RedmanThe Moody Blues recently wrapped up a North American tour celebrating the 50th anniversary of their classic album Days of Future Passed, and now singer/bassist John Lodge says he’s getting ready to turn his focus to his solo career.

Lodge, whose latest solo album, 10,000 Light Years Ago, was released in 2015, tells ABC Radio he’s planning to put out a live DVD documenting one of the 2016 U.K. concerts he played in support of the record this fall.

“The last concert I did in England was at Birmingham Town Hall. And Birmingham is where I came from, and I said to my agent, ‘I want to finish the tour in Birmingham, just to say thank you because that’s where I started,'” Lodge explains. “And I recorded that concert, filmed it, and we’re just actually finalizing the release of that DVD.”

In addition, the 72-year-old rocker says that when the DVD is released, “I’d like to come to America and perform 10,000 Light Years Ago to an audience.”

Lodge’s Birmingham concert took place on September 30, 2016, and was the last of a series of U.K. gigs he played that month. His only U.S. shows in support of 10,000 Light Years Ago were a trio of Florida events in February that led up to his performances in this year’s edition of the Yes-headlined Cruise to the Edge fan cruise.

John tells ABC Radio that besides getting to play songs from his latest solo effort, the concerts give him the chance to perform Moody Blues tunes that he’s “never played before” live.

10,000 Light Years Ago was Lodge’s first solo album since 1977’s Natural Avenue.

Meanwhile, John’s Moody Blues band mate Justin Hayward will kick off a new U.K. solo tour on September 18.

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Credit: Patricia O’DriscollWith the late Gregg Allman‘s final studio album, Southern Blood, scheduled to be released September 8, a series of special events have been lined up coinciding with the arrival of the record.

The first installment of the Southern Blood: Celebrating Gregg Allman series will be held September 7 at the Grammy Museum’s Clive Davis Theater in Los Angeles.

The event will feature Gregg’s son Devon; Southern Blood producer Don Was; Scott Sharrard, guitarist and musical director of Allman’s solo band; and Gregg’s longtime manager Michael Lehman in an evening of conversation and musical performances.

Grammy Museum executive director Scott Goldman will emcee the event. Tickets will go on sale to the general public this Thursday, August 17, at noon local time.

During the same week in September, the mayor of Allman’s hometown of Macon, Georgia, will issue a proclamation announcing that December 8, Gregg’s birthday, will be celebrated every year in the city as “Gregg Allman Day.”

On Saturday, September 9, Allman will be presented posthumously with the key to the city of Macon at The Allman Brothers Band Museum at The Big House, where the group and their families lived during the early 1970s. That evening at the museum, the second Southern Blood: Celebrating Gregg Allman interview-and-performance event will take place, with Devon Allman, Sharrard, Lehman and Gregg’s good friend Chank Middleton taking part.

Then, on September 15, the third and final Southern Blood: Celebrating Gregg Allman event will take place at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s Ford Theater in Nashville, as part of the 18th annual AmericanaFest: The Americana Music Festival & Conference. Devon Allman and Lehman will again participate in the tribute, along with Buddy Miller, Joan Osborne and other musicians.

For full details about Southern Blood, visit GreggAllman.com.

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Helen Boast/RedfernsNile Rodgers was hospitalized with an unidentified health issue over the weekend, forcing him to miss a concert Sunday in Toronto with his band Chic, Billboard reports.

Rodgers, who’s 64, tweeted thanks Sunday to fans who sent him get-well wishes.

“Thank you all so much,” he wrote. “I love @EarthWindFire @CHICorg all the #fans and my doctors who are taking great care of me. See you all very soon.”

Chic is currently on a joint North American trek with Earth, Wind & Fire called 2054: The Tour. It winds down next week.

In addition, Rodgers tweeted a message to Chic sound engineer John Ryan, revealing, “I’ve never missed one gig in my life… well, it’s been that way till now. The Dr. caught me trying to sneak out.” T

Chic’s next concert with Earth, Wind & Fire is scheduled for this Tuesday in Indianapolis. No word if Rodgers will be joining his band at the show.

Nile, who was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in April while receiving the Award for Musical Excellence, was diagnosed with an “extremely aggressive” form of prostate cancer in 2010, although he announced in 2014 that he was cancer-free.

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