DualtoneThe second-ever official Chuck Berry video has premiered online. The clip is for the song “Darlin’,” a bluesy, piano-driven ballad from the late rock ‘n’ roll legend’s recently released final studio album, Chuck.

The track features Berry duetting with his daughter, Ingrid, and the song is a sentimental tribute to their relationship. The video incorporates a variety of previously unseen family photos, home movies and performance footage showing Chuck, his wife, and Ingrid at different ages. You can check out the clip at Berry’s official VEVO YouTube channel.

Meanwhile, the Chuck album debuted at #9 on the U.K.’s Official Albums Chart, marking the first time Berry broke into the tally top 10 since 1977.

Chuck hit stores last Friday, less than three months after Berry passed away at the age of 90. Berry produced the album and wrote eight of its 10 tracks. He recorded it in his native St. Louis with members of his longtime backing band, including his son Charles Berry Jr. on guitar, and Ingrid. The record also features guest contributions from roots-rock singer Nathaniel Rateliff, Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello, and acclaimed blues-rock guitarist Gary Clark Jr., as well as from Berry’s grandson, Chuck Berry III.

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Mary McCartney/MPL CommunicationsPaul McCartney was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II back in 1997, and now the rock legend has received a new prestigious honor as part of the 2017 edition U.K. monarch’s annual Birthday Honours. Sir Paul has been appointed a Companion of Honour for his services top music.

The former Beatles star is one of nine notable people to receive the appointment this year, as is Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Order of the Companions of Honour, which was founded in 1917 by King George V as a reward for outstanding achievement in various fields, including music, literature, art, science, politics, business and religion.

News of the appointment comes just two days before McCartney will celebrate his 75th birthday.

“I’m very happy about this huge honor and with the news coming on my birthday weekend and Father’s Day it makes it colossal,” Sir Paul says in a statement, according to BBC News.

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Credit: Danny Clinch“The Boss on Broadway” has a nice ring to it, doesn’t it, Bruce Springsteen fans? The New York Post reveals in an exclusive report the rock legend will be playing an eight-week engagement this fall at the Walter Kerr Theatre in New York City.

A theater source tells the newspaper that Springsteen’s Broadway run will likely begin in November and will feature five performances a week. The Rock & Roll Hall of Famer is expected to play a pared-down version of the shows he usually performs at large venues around the world. The Kerr Theatre seats just 975 people.

“He wants to play a smaller house,” the source maintains. “He wants to try something more intimate, and he likes the idea of being on Broadway.” Bruce has never performed a full show on Broadway before.

The Post also points out that some industry insiders believe Springsteen’s stand at the New York City theater may set the stage for another Broadway-related project: a stage musical based on his 2016 memoir, Born to Run. The newspaper reported late last year that Bruce seemed open to the idea of such a production.

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Credit: Nels IsraelsonJackson Browne is known for headlining benefit concerts for causes he supports, and the Rock & Roll Hall-of-Famer has now signed on to play an August 13 show in Chicago that’ll raise funds for Veterans for Peace. The performance will take place at the Copernicus Center during the last day of the organization’s 32nd annual convention.

Browne will be accompanied at the concert by multi-instrumentalist Greg Leisz, a longtime member of his touring band. All net proceeds from the gig will be donated to Veterans for Peace, a global organization made up of military vets and other citizens that seeks to educate people about the negative costs of warfare, provides support for veterans and victims of war, and works toward eliminating war.

“I want to add my voice to those of Veterans for Peace in calling for the dismantling our war for profit economy, and working to end all wars,” says Browne, who’s a member of the organization’s advisory board. “We need to follow VFP’s courageous and principled example in calling for an end to our country’s insane and inhumane military expansion.”

Tickets for the concert are available now at Ticketfly.com.

Browne currently is playing a series of shows in Ireland and the U.K. He also has a handful of other U.S. gigs lined up, including a July 15 concert in Columbia, Maryland; an appearance at the KAABOO Festival in Del Mar, California, in mid-September; and previously reported headlining performances at the three confirmed 2017 Laid Back Festival stops in late September.

Check out Jackson’s full itinerary at JacksonBrowne.com.

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Alpha Dog 2T/UMeStyx sets a course for Mars with their first new album of original tunes in 14 years, The Mission, a sci-fi concept record that tells the story of the first manned voyage to the red planet. The album, released today, casts the group as the crew of a spacecraft that leaves Earth en route to Mars in 2033.

Tommy Shaw tells ABC Radio that the concept for The Mission grew out of a guitar riff he cooked up a few years back that he eventually worked into the album’s final track, “Mission to Mars.” The singer/guitarist fleshed out the music and story with frequent collaborator Will Evankovich, with additional input from Styx keyboardist/vocalist Lawrence Gowan.

Shaw explains that as the tale begins, the crew members are “very excited about [the journey,] but now you’re in that ship and there’s human beings about to just risk everything and leave everything behind. And so, it starts to become about…the different personalities in it.”

Sonically, The Mission is reminiscent of Styx’s classic late-1970s recordings, and founding guitarist James “JY” Young reveals that Shaw used the band’s hit 1977 concept album The Grand Illusion as “a loose template” for the new record.

“There’s elements of Pink Floyd on that record as there are on this record, and there’s bad-ass rockers on this record like there are on that record,” JY tells ABC Radio. “And there’s all points in between.”

So will Styx play The Mission in its entirety live? Shaw says the band eventually may organize a trek featuring a full performance “if there’s enough demand from our fans.” First up, however, Styx will embark on the United We Stand Tour with REO Speedwagon and ex-Eagles guitarist Don Felder starting this Tuesday, June 20, in Ridgefield, Washington.

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UMeToday, longtime streaming holdout Bob Seger has released his catalog for digital music distribution.

Ten of Seger’s albums hitting services today are available for streaming for the first time, including Beautiful Loser, Night Moves, The Distance, Stranger in Town, Against the Wind, Ramblin’ Gamblin’ Man, Like a Rock and a variety of compilations.

Seger and the Silver Bullet Band will kick off their North American Runaway Train tour on August 24 in Toledo, OH, with special guest Nancy Wilson of Heart appearing on select dates.

Last month, Seger’s Greatest Hits album was certified Diamond for 10 million copies. For a limited time only, you can purchase a 150-gram purple vinyl version of that compilation via BobSeger.com.

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Gary Gershoff/Getty Images for Songwriters Hall Of FameTwo years ago, they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and Thursday night in New York City, Chicago members Robert Lamm and James Pankow were each inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Chicago’s celebrating their 50th anniversary this year, but Lamm told reporters they’re not ready to call it quits.

“At a certain point in your career, you start getting these lifetime achievement awards, [and] you think maybe it’s the universe telling you you need to stop,” Lamm laughed. “But in spite of that, we find that in our 50th year, we’re going stronger than ever.”

“We’re just pinching ourselves with this incredible ride,” added Pankow. “We’re looking forward to the next 50 years and we’re taking the fans with us.”

In fact, Pankow gave the fans credit for the honor, saying, “It’s about these people, these wonderful listeners who embrace this music and give life to it. And the Songwriters Hall of Fame is the ultimate validation for that.”

The two men were inducted by Train singer Pat Monahan, who also performed Chicago’s hit “Just You ‘N Me,” written by Pankow.

Other inductees Thursday night included legendary Motown founder Berry Gordy, Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds, the songwriting and production team of Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis and Max Martin, who’s written more Billboard Hot 100 #1 hits than anyone except John Lennon and Paul McCartney.

In addition, pop star Ed Sheeran and Broadway and Disney composer Alan Menken were honored with special awards at the ceremony.

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David Crosby and Jorma Kaukonen at Monterey Pop (Paul Ryan/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)Today marks the 50th anniversary of the start of the Monterey International Pop Festival, a three-day concert event that helped introduce many music fans to The Jimi Hendrix Experience, The Who and Janis Joplin.

The fest, which was held at California’s Monterey Fairgrounds, was headlined by The Mamas & the Papas, and also featured performances by Simon & Garfunkel, Otis Redding, Jefferson Airplane, The Byrds, Buffalo Springfield, The Grateful Dead, Eric Burdon & The Animals, Booker T. & the M.G.’s, Indian sitar master Ravi Shankar and many other notable acts.

Monterey Pop is considered the first significant music festival to showcase rock and pop artists, and it also was the first large-scale U.S. concert event for the Hendrix Experience and The Who. David Crosby, who played with The Byrds and sat in with Buffalo Springfield at the festival, recalls being blown away by both groups.

“That was the first time we’d seen Hendrix. He just slayed us, completely knocked our brains in the dirt,” Crosby tells ABC Radio. “We didn’t know what to do. We were just gobsmacked.” David says he also was treated to his first Who performance at the fest, and that they “were outrageous.”

Jefferson Airplane lead guitarist Jorma Kaukonen also has fond memories of Monterey Pop, telling ABC Radio that getting to enjoy all the great music was “an amazing thing.” He points out that the event was significant because it was “the first major…festival that gave respect to pop music and rock.”

The festival was captured by filmmaker D.A. Pennebaker for the acclaimed 1968 documentary Monterey Pop. As previously reported, a 50th anniversary edition of the Monterey International Pop Festival takes place this weekend at Monterey Fairgrounds featuring performances by various contemporary acts, plus few artists who played the original fest.

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©2017 Monterey International Pop FestivalThe 50th anniversary Monterey International Pop Festival gets underway tomorrow at the same site as the famous 1967 event — Monterey County Fairgrounds in Monterey, California. As previously reported, the three-day extravaganza’s lineup includes three artists who played at the original fest: Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh, Animals frontman Eric Burdon, and soul great Booker T. Jones of Booker T. and the M.G.’s fame.

Burdon will perform Friday with the latest incarnation of The Animals, while Lesh and Jones both will play Sunday — Phil with his current group, The Terrapin Family Band, and Booker T. with an outfit called the Booker T. Stax Revue. Other acts on the 50th anniversary Monterey Pop bill include Jack Johnson, My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James, Norah Jones, Regina Spektor, Gary Clark Jr., Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats, The Head and The Heart, North Mississippi Allstars, Leon Bridges, and Father John Misty.

In celebration of the festival’s golden anniversary, several of the younger artists on the bill will pay tribute to some of the famous acts that hit the stage back in ’67. Johnson will salute the Steve Miller Band, Bridges will pay homage to Otis Redding, The Head and The Heart will honor The Mamas & The Papas, Clark Jr. will pay tribute to Jimi Hendrix, James will salute The Who, Rateliff & the Night Sweats will honor Big Brother & the Holding Company, and Nicki Bluhm & Dirty Dozen Brass Band pay homage to Jefferson Airplane.

The festival also will feature a pop-up gallery offering signing sessions with famed rock photographer Henry Diltz on Friday at 1 p.m. local time, and with D.A. Pennebaker, director of the acclaimed Monterey Pop documentary, on Saturday at 1 p.m. local time.

For more details, visit MontereyPopFestival50.com.

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©2017 Monterey International Pop FestivalThe 50th anniversary Monterey International Pop Festival gets underway tomorrow at the same site as the famous 1967 event — Monterey County Fairgrounds in Monterey, California. As previously reported, the three-day extravaganza’s lineup includes three artists who played at the original fest: Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh, Animals frontman Eric Burdon, and soul great Booker T. Jones of Booker T. and the M.G.’s fame.

Burdon will perform Friday with the latest incarnation of The Animals, while Lesh and Jones both will play Sunday — Phil with his current group, The Terrapin Family Band, and Booker T. with an outfit called the Booker T. Stax Revue. Other acts on the 50th anniversary Monterey Pop bill include Jack Johnson, My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James, Norah Jones, Regina Spektor, Gary Clark Jr., Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats, The Head and The Heart, North Mississippi Allstars, Leon Bridges, and Father John Misty.

In celebration of the festival’s golden anniversary, several of the younger artists on the bill will pay tribute to some of the famous acts that hit the stage back in ’67. Johnson will salute the Steve Miller Band, Bridges will pay homage to Otis Redding, The Head and The Heart will honor The Mamas & The Papas, Clark Jr. will pay tribute to Jimi Hendrix, James will salute The Who, Rateliff & the Night Sweats will honor Big Brother & the Holding Company, and Nicki Bluhm & Dirty Dozen Brass Band pay homage to Jefferson Airplane.

The festival also will feature a pop-up gallery offering signing sessions with famed rock photographer Henry Diltz on Friday at 1 p.m. local time, and with D.A. Pennebaker, director of the acclaimed Monterey Pop documentary, on Saturday at 1 p.m. local time.

For more details, visit MontereyPopFestival50.com.

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©2017 Monterey International Pop FestivalThe 50th anniversary Monterey International Pop Festival gets underway tomorrow at the same site as the famous 1967 event — Monterey County Fairgrounds in Monterey, California. As previously reported, the three-day extravaganza’s lineup includes three artists who played at the original fest: Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh, Animals frontman Eric Burdon, and soul great Booker T. Jones of Booker T. and the M.G.’s fame.

Burdon will perform Friday with the latest incarnation of The Animals, while Lesh and Jones both will play Sunday — Phil with his current group, The Terrapin Family Band, and Booker T. with an outfit called the Booker T. Stax Revue. Other acts on the 50th anniversary Monterey Pop bill include Jack Johnson, My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James, Norah Jones, Regina Spektor, Gary Clark Jr., Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats, The Head and The Heart, North Mississippi Allstars, Leon Bridges, and Father John Misty.

In celebration of the festival’s golden anniversary, several of the younger artists on the bill will pay tribute to some of the famous acts that hit the stage back in ’67. Johnson will salute the Steve Miller Band, Bridges will pay homage to Otis Redding, The Head and The Heart will honor The Mamas & The Papas, Clark Jr. will pay tribute to Jimi Hendrix, James will salute The Who, Rateliff & the Night Sweats will honor Big Brother & the Holding Company, and Nicki Bluhm & Dirty Dozen Brass Band pay homage to Jefferson Airplane.

The festival also will feature a pop-up gallery offering signing sessions with famed rock photographer Henry Diltz on Friday at 1 p.m. local time, and with D.A. Pennebaker, director of the acclaimed Monterey Pop documentary, on Saturday at 1 p.m. local time.

For more details, visit MontereyPopFestival50.com.

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Credit: Jay BlakesbergFounding Grateful Dead singer/guitarist Bob Weir will help celebrate what would have been his late band mate Jerry Garcia‘s 75th birthday by headlining a special concert on August 4 at the Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colorado. Weir will be accompanied by his solo group The Campfire Band at the show, which also will feature a musical collective dubbed The Jerry Garcia 75th Birthday Band that will include longtime Jerry Garcia Band members Melvin Seals, Jackie Labranch and Gloria Jones, ex-Allman Brothers Band bassist Oteil Burbridge and others.

Tickets for the Jerry Garcia 75th Birthday Concert go on sale to the general public this Friday, June 16, at 10 a.m. MT. Pre-sale tickets are available now; visit BobWeir.com for more details.

The Campfire Band is made up mostly of musicians who contributed to Weir’s 2016 solo album, Blue Mountain. The group includes RatDog guitarist Steve Kimock and two members of the indie-rock group The National — bassist Scott Devendorf and drummer Bryan Devendorf.

Weir’s currently on tour in the U.S. with Dead & Company, which also features Grateful Dead drummers Bill Kreutzmann and Mickey Hart, pop-blues star John Mayer, and Burbridge. The trek winds down with a July 1 show at Chicago’s Wrigley Field.

Bob also will take part in multiple performances at the 2017 Lockn’ Music Festival in Arrington, Virgina. He’ll join Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh August 25 and will team up with roots rockers The Avett Brothers on August 27.

Incidentally, Garcia’s actual 75th birthday would have been this August 1. Jerry died August 9, 1995, at age 53.

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Hulton-Deutsch Collection/CORBIS/Corbis via Getty ImagesRolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards has shared a brief but touching tribute to his former romantic partner, Italian-German actress and model Anita Pallenberg, who died Tuesday at the age of 73.

On his Twitter feed, Richards posted a vintage black-and-white pic of Pallenberg taken by photographer Michael Cooper along with the message, “A most remarkable woman. Always in my heart.”

Richards and Pallenberg were a couple from 1967 to 1980, and had three children together: a son Marlon, born in 1969; a daughter Angela, born in 1972; and a son Tara, who died at the age 10 weeks in 1976.

Meanwhile, Mick Jagger‘s former girlfriend, singer Marianne Faithfull, has posted on her own online tribute to Pallenberg, with whom she became friends during the 1960s.

Faithfull’s homage begins with a poem by W.B. Yeats that includes the passage, “I have spread my dreams under your feet, Tread softly for you tread upon my dreams.”

Marianne then writes, “Anita used to say that we (the two of us) are light years ahead of the Rolling Stones. Witty and probably true!…I will miss Anita so much; 52 years! I really loved her.”

She continues, “We had good times & bad times, but I only remember the good times now. She taught me so much, especially after we got clean; it was very good, and so much fun! Farewell my love, go well.”

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A most remarkable woman. Always in my heart.
(Photo: Michael Cooper) pic.twitter.com/ubZtRYW1Am

— Keith Richards (@officialKeef) June 14, 2017

Credit: Heather PorcaroNext year marks the 40th anniversary of the release of Toto‘s self-titled debut album, and in celebration of the milestone the band will embark on a worldwide trek, dubbed the 40 Trips Around the Sun Tour. The commemorative tour will begin with a European leg that currently is mapped out from a February 19 in Hamburg, Germany, through an April 8 show in Glasgow, U.K.

Also as part of the 40th anniversary festivities, Toto has prepared a greatest-hits compilation due out in 2018 that will feature a mix of newly remastered versions of the band’s classic songs and new, previously unreleased tracks. The new material was recorded during the past year by Toto’s core members — guitarist Steve Lukather, keyboardists David Paich and Steve Porcaro, and lead singer Joseph Williams.

“Myself, David, Steve and Joseph are humbled and thrilled at the long lasting success of the band,” says Lukather in a statement. “This 40th anniversary tour is going to be a special one for us and all of the fans that come out.” He adds, “We’ve spent a lot of time this year working on new music and re-mastering the older tracks.”

The group also has a number of other special projects tied in with the anniversary that will be announced at a later date.

Toto’s currently on tour in the U.S. through a July 1 concert in Salina, Kansas. The band then will head to Europe for a series of shows plotted out from early July to mid-August, and will follow that with more stateside performances in late August and September.

Here are all of Toto’s confirmed 2017 U.S. tour dates:

6/14 — Annapolis, MD, Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts
6/16 — Easton, PA, State Theatre Center for the Arts
6/17 — Lincoln, RI, Twin River Casino
6/18 — Wilkes-Barre, PA, The F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts
6/20 — Torrington, CT, Warner Theatre
6/21 — Morristown, NJ, Mayo Performing Arts Center
6/23 — Peekskill, NY, Paramount Hudson Valley
6/24 — Waterloo, NY, Del Lago Resort and Casino – The Vine
6/25 — Derry, NH, Tupelo Music Hall
6/28 — Saint Charles, IL, The Arcada Theatre
6/29 — Milwaukee, WI, Summerfest
7/1 — Salina, KS, Stiefel Theatre for the Performing Arts
8/21 — Livermore, CA, The Concerts at Wente Vineyards
8/23 — Saratoga, CA, The Mountain Winery
8/25 — Lincoln, CA, Thunder Valley Casino Resort – Outdoor Amphitheatre
8/27 — Los Angeles, CA, The Greek Theatre
8/29 — Phoenix, AZ, Comerica Theatre
8/31 — Pala, CA, Pala Casino Spa & Resort – Starlight Theater
9/1 — Indio, CA, Fantasy Springs Resort Casino – Special Events Center
9/2 — Las Vegas, NV, Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa – The Sandbar
9/4 — Layton, UT, The Kenley
9/6 — Albuquerque, NM, Sandia Resort & Casino – Amphitheatre
9/8 — Tulsa, OK, River Spirit Casino
9/10 — Peachtree City, GA, Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater
9/14 — New York, NY, Beacon Theatre
9/16 — Atlantic City, NJ, Tropicana Casino & Resort – Tropicana Showroom

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ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty ImagesVariety reports that steps are under way to add Yoko Ono‘s name a co-writer with her late husband John Lennon on Lennon’s classic 1971 song “Imagine.”

An announcement was made Wednesday at the annual meeting of the National Music Publishers Association. At the event, according to Variety, Association CEO David Israelite showed a 1980 video in which Lennon said that Ono deserved credit for the song because of her inspiration and influence on it.

Israelite confirmed to the entertainment industry trade magazine that as it was Lennon’s wish, the process of adding Ono to the song has begun.

Ono, who accepted the honor in a wheelchair pushed by her and John’s son Sean, already is a beneficiary of Lennon’s estate, so being named a songwriter won’t likely change her income from the song, but it will extend the song’s copyright, Variety notes. Songs become part of the public domain 70 years after their creators die. Lennon of course was shot to death in in 1980, but obviously Ono is alive.

In other Yoko news, on Tuesday she announced the second phase of reissues of her ’70s music including new editions on CD and LP with bonus tracks of 1971’s Fly and 1973’s Approximately Infinite Universe and Feeling the Space.

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