A&M/Hollywood Records25 years ago today, three blonde rock superstars with raspy voices were on top of the Billboard chart with the theme from the 1993 movie The Three Musketeers: “All for Love.”

After the success of his Robin Hood theme “Everything I Do (I Do It For You),” Bryan Adams and his two co-writers on that song — Mutt Lange and Michael Kamen — tried to pen a similar track for The Three Musketeers. After hitting upon the idea of “All for Love” — a play on The Three Musketeers motto “All for one and one for all” — Kamen suggested Bryan find two other guys to sing the song with.

According to the Billboard Book of #1 Hits, Bryan called Sting, who agreed to do it right away, but the third Musketeer proved to be more elusive. Among the other artists who were considered: Luciano Pavarotti and Jon Bon Jovi. Ultimately, Rod Stewart signed on to the project.

Coordinating the three stars’ schedules proved to be even more difficult. Adams and Sting recorded their vocals in London, and then Bryan flew to L.A. to meet Rod, who laid down his part. But because so many different camps had to agree — the record companies, the movie company and Sting and Rod’s reps — the deal nearly fell apart.

The contract was finally signed at the very last minute, just in time for the song to be dubbed into the movie.

Despite middling reviews, the movie — starring Charlie Sheen, Kiefer Sutherland, Oliver Platt and Chris O’Donnell — was a box office hit, and “All for Love” topped the charts for three weeks.

To date, neither Sting nor Rod has topped the Billboard Hot 100 since “All for Love.” Bryan did it once more, with another movie theme: “Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman,” from Don Juan DeMarco.


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Foreigner’s current lineup (Bill Bernstein)Foreigner has launched a search for the fan who supposedly inspired guitarist Mick Jones and singer Lou Gramm to write the band’s 1982 hit “Juke Box Hero,” which now serves as the title track to the new musical featuring many of the group’s classic songs.

In a 2009 interview with SongFacts.com, Jones said the tune was written about a fan who’d waited outside in the rain as Foreigner prepared for one of its concerts, possibly in Cincinnati, and who Mick invited backstage.

“I thought, well, he’s waiting like five hours here, maybe we’ll take him in and give him a glimpse of what happens backstage at a show,” Jones recalled. “And this kid was just mesmerized with everything. I saw this look in his eyes, and I thought, he’s seeing this for the first time, he’s having this experience. And I just imagined what was going through his mind.”

If you’re the fan who Jones is seeking, or if you think you might know him, you can share your story or tips at JukeboxHeroMusical.com. Foreigner will choose on person who submits a video or story to the website to attend the official opening of Jukebox Hero The Musical with the band on February 20 at the Ed Mirvish Theatre in Toronto. You have until February 14 to submit your entry.

As previously reported, the musical tells the fictional story of a music star named Ryan Perry who grew up in an economically depressed town called Blaydon, Pennsylvania, which he rarely has visited since leaving to find fame and fortune. Perry’s father and girlfriend convince him to return to Blaydon to stage a benefit concert to help the town’s financially struggling residents, but in doing so, the singer must confront ghosts from his past.

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Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury in “Bohemian Rhapsody”; courtesy Twentieth Century FoxAfter rocking audiences around the world, Bohemian Rhapsody will rock the Oscars next month.

The Queen biopic scored five Oscar nominations Tuesday morning, including Best Picture and Best Actor for Rami Malek, who plays the band’s late, legendary singer Freddie Mercury. It also received nods for Editing, Sound Editing and Sound Mixing.

Bohemian Rhapsody‘s competition in the Best Picture category includes Roma, The Favourite, A Star Is Born, Green Book, Black Panther, Vice and BlacKkKlansman.

Bohemian Rhapsody and Malek have already won Golden Globes in that award’s drama categories, but the competition for the Oscars is stiffer, since there is no category distinction between Drama and Comedy.

The 91st Academy Awards will air February 24 on ABC.

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Credit: Myriam SantosOh, Perry! Former Journey frontman Steve Perry turns 70 today, and this milestone birthday comes a few months into a whole new chapter in the Rock & Roll Hall of Famer’s life.

In October, Steve released a new solo album, Traces, his first collection of new original songs since his final record with Journey, 1996’s Trial by Fire. The album debuted at #6 on the Billboard chart, making it the highest-charting solo album of Perry’s career.

Prior to Traces, Steve dropped out of the music business, while the music he made with Journey just seemed to become more popular. In particular, the band’s hit “Don’t Stop Believin'” is now the go-to anthem for generations of fans who weren’t even born when it first came out in 1981. While Perry can’t explain the song’s popularity, he’s happy about it.

“I don’t think there’d be any way for me to understand why people love it so much,” he told ABC Radio late last year. “I mean honestly, I think that that’s something that’s beyond me. They’ve decided they love it. We recorded a lot of music but that particular one…they’ve embraced it.”

That being said, Steve insists that he doesn’t have any interest in reuniting with Journey.

“I have gone back to the band already once, [in 1996], and that sort of didn’t work out…and so we split up again,” he told ABC Radio. “So, y’know, here we are, doing Traces, and my new life.”

And according to Perry, his “new life” means “moving into music that I have passion for” — the music on Traces.

“[I have a] really heartfelt passion to sing this music,” he notes. “And at my life point now, I need this sort of life-sustaining emotion. I really need it.”

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© Point of View by Chris Stein, Rizzoli, 2018/Photography © Chris SteinBlondie guitarist Chris Stein‘s new book, Point of View: Me, New York City, and the Punk Scene offers a photographic look at the Big Apple of the ’70s.

The book is mainly made up of photos Stein took during the 1970s, which depict Manhattan’s gritty, rundown areas. There are also candid images of rock stars and lesser-known characters from the downtown New York music scene.

Point of View is a follow-up to Stein’s 2014 book, Negative: Me, Blondie, and the Advent of Punk.

Chris tells ABC Radio, “The first book was more flamboyant and had a lot of the images of…musicians and people we were encountering…The second one I have a lot of…street photography and the vibe of what it was like [in 1970s New York].”

He adds, “We’re in this moment now where we’re close to this period of the ’70s, but at the same time it’s very alien, what was going on then.”

Reflecting on the appeal of his gritty photos, Stein says, “Urban decay is great. There’s nothing wrong with it. I’m still drawn to rot.”

Not surprisingly, Point of View includes quite a few photos of Stein’s Blondie band mate and then-girlfriend Debbie Harry.

“Well, everybody wants to see pictures of Debbie,” he tells ABC Radio.

In addition to photos showcasing just Harry, there are images of the iconic singer with David Bowie, The KinksRay Davies, Meat Loaf and Andy Warhol.

There’s also a pic from one of Blondie’s earliest shows.

“I would frequently give the camera to somebody that I vaguely trusted, and they would shoot us from the audience,” Chris explains.

To check out more details about Point of View or to order a copy, visit RizzoliUSA.com.

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Credit: A.J. EatonDavid Crosby will be on hand for a screening of his documentary, David Crosby: Remember My Name, on February 28, the opening night of the 2019 Boulder International Film Festival in Boulder, Colorado. The 77-year-old folk-rock legend will take part in a Q&A with the movie’s director, A.J. Eaton, after the film ends.

Remember My Name takes a warts-and-all look at Crosby’s life and career, while also focusing on the burst of creativity he’s experienced over the last few years following the breakup of Crosby, Stills & Nash. The movie was co-produced by acclaimed filmmaker and rock journalist Cameron Crowe, who also conducted the interviews with David for the flick.

As previously reported, David Crosby: Remember My Name will premiere this Saturday, January 26, at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, and will be screened at the fest several other times at various venues over the course of the following week.

The movie also will be shown at the 2019 South by Southwest Festival, which runs from March 8 to March 17 in Austin, Texas. In addition, Crosby and Crowe will be featured speakers at the fest on March 13.

Crosby’s latest album, 2018’s Hear If You Listen, was a collaborative project recorded with Michael League of Snarky Puppy and singers Michelle Willis and Becca Stevens, who collectively are known as The Lighthouse Band.

David’s only confirmed performance this year is scheduled to take place at the Snarky Puppy-headlined GroundUp Music Festival, which runs from March 8 to March 10 in Miami Beach, Florida. Crosby will play with The Lighthouse Band at the event.

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Terry Wyatt/Getty Images for CMHOFVeteran session guitarist Reggie Young, who played on classic hits by Elvis Presley, Neil Diamond, Dobie Gray, B.J. Thomas and dozens more, died Thursday at age 82 at his Nashville area home, The Commercial Appeal reports.

Young, whose career spanned seven decades, played for years in the house bands at Memphis’ Hi Records and American Studios, before establishing himself as one of Nashville’s most sought-after session musicians.

Among the memorable recordings Young lent his guitar talents to: Presley’s “Suspicious Minds” and “In the Ghetto,” Diamond’s “Sweet Caroline,” Gray’s “Drift Away,” Thomas’ “Hooked on a Feeling,” Dusty Springfield‘s “Son of a Preacher Man,” The Box Tops‘ “Cry Like a Baby,” Willie Nelson‘s “Always on My Mind,” Kenny Rogers‘ “Lucille” and country supergroup The Highwaymen‘s “Highwayman.”

Reggie was inducted into Nashville’s Musicians Hall of Fame in 2007.

Young didn’t release his first solo album until 2017, a collection of original instrumentals titled Forever Young. A new compilation titled Session Guitar Star, featuring highlights from Reggie’s long career, is due out next month.

B.J. Thomas paid tribute to Young in a post on his Twitter feed, writing, “RIP Reggie Young. The greatest guitar player of them all in my book. A friend for over 40 years.”

According to The Tennessean, Young is survived by his wife of 15 years, Jenny; a son and a daughter; five grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

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Credit: John HubaJoe Jackson will celebrate his newly released studio album Fool with an appearance this evening on NBC’s The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

The veteran British singer/songwriter will perform the latest single from the album, “Fabulously Absolute.” The Tonight Show airs at 11:35 p.m. ET/PT and 10:35 p.m. CT.

Fool, which came out January 18, is is Jackson’s 20th studio effort and arrives 40 years after the release of his debut album, 1979’s Look Sharp. Jackson says he looks at the new record as an old-school vinyl LP, “with two complementary sides of about 20 minutes each.”

He explains of the project, “I never have an overall theme in mind when I start trying to write songs for an album, but sometimes one will develop. In this case it’s Comedy and Tragedy, and the way they’re intertwined in all our lives.”

Adds Joe, “The songs are about fear and anger and alienation and loss, but also about the things that still make life worth living: friendship, laughter, and music — or art — itself. I couldn’t have done this in 1979. I just hadn’t lived enough.”

In support of Fool, Jackson will launch a North American tour leg on February 5 in Knoxville, Tennessee, that’s mapped out through a March 9 concert in Phoenix, Arizona. Fans who purchase tickets to the trek will receive a free digital download of Fool.

Here are Jackson’s tour dates:

2/5 — Knoxville, TN, Bijou Theatre
2/7 — Atlanta, GA, Center Stage
2/9 — Washington, D.C., Lincoln Theatre
2/10 — Richmond, VA, The National
2/12 — Collingswood, NJ, Scottish Rite Auditorium
2/13 — Boston, MA, Shubert Theatre
2/15 — New York, NY, Town Hall
2/16 — New York, NY, Town Hall
2/18 — Toronto, ON, Canada, Danforth Music Hall
2/21 — Chicago, IL, Thalia Hall
2/22 — Chicago, IL, Thalia Hall
2/24 — Denver, CO, Paramount Theatre
2/27 — Portland, OR, Aladdin Theater
2/28 — Seattle, WA, Neptune Theatre
3/2 — San Francisco, CA, The Masonic
3/3 — Sacramento, CA, Crest Theatre
3/6 — San Diego, CA, Balboa Theatre
3/8 — Los Angeles, CA, Orpheum Theatre
3/9 — Phoenix, AZ, Orpheum Theater

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Ken Settle; ABC/Image Group LABob Seger and his Silver Bullet Band were among the big-name artists initially confirmed to play the 2019 edition of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, but now comes word that the Rock & Roll Hall of Famer and his group have canceled their appearance.

According to a post on the festival’s social media sites, Seger and the Silver Bullet Band’s performance at the event, which was to have taken place on Saturday, May 4, was nixed “due to scheduling conflicts.”

There is some good JazzFest news, however: Motown legend Diana Ross has joined the lineup and will be hitting the main stage on May 4.

This will be Ross’ first-ever performance at the famous festival. The former Supremes singer recently launched a yearlong celebration to mark her 75th birthday, which takes place on March 26, so her JazzFest show will likely be considered part of the festivities.

Meanwhile, Seger and company recently kicked off a 2019 leg of their farewell trek, the Roll Me Away tour, which currently is mapped out through a May 2 concert in The Woodlands, Texas.

As previously reports, the 2019 New Orleans JazzFest is scheduled for April 25-28 and May 2-5. Among the many other artists set to play the event are The Rolling Stones, Santana, John Fogerty, Dave Matthews Band, Van Morrison, The Doobie Brothers, Bonnie Raitt, Jimmy Buffett, Gladys Knight, The O’Jays, Chaka Khan, Tom Jones, Mavis Staples, Irma Thomas, Jimmy Cliff, Rita Coolidge, Taj Mahal, Maria Muldaur, Alanis Morissette, Ziggy Marley, Aaron Neville, Boz Scaggs, Jerry Lee Lewis, Los Lobos, Buddy Guy, Indigo Girls, Little Feat and Robert Cray.

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Miles Richie, Lionel Richie (Ron Sachs-Pool/Getty Images)Lionel Richie‘s son may “Truly” have caused some trouble across the pond.

According to TMZ, Lionel’s 24-year-old son Miles Richie was involved in an incident at Heathrow Airport in London on Saturday. The website reports that Miles was trying to board a flight, but was barred from doing so. He got upset and allegedly claimed he had a bomb, and that he’d detonate it if he wasn’t allowed onto the plane.

TMZ further reports that when security was called, Miles allegedly got physical with one of the guards, which led to police detaining him and issuing him a “caution.” In the U.K., if you accept a “caution,” it means you accept responsibility, but you’re not charged with a crime. You also don’t need to appear in court — but it goes on your record.

If you don’t agree to accept the caution, you may be arrested and charged.

London’s Metropolitan Police told People magazine in a statement that “a 24-year-old man accepted a caution for communicating false information causing a bomb hoax and battery following an incident at Heathrow Terminal 5.” The Met wouldn’t identify the man as Miles, however.

So far, Lionel hasn’t commented on the incident. He’s scheduled to play two concerts in Hawaii on Thursday and Friday.

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Last year, Huey Lewis & the News were forced to cancel their tour dates after Huey suddenly lost his hearing. But this year, there’s some good News: This spring, the singer and his band will be releasing their first album of new original songs in 18 years.

Huey still suffers from Ménière’s disease, an inner-ear disorder that can cause vertigo, ringing and hearing loss. While there’s no cure, he’s explored a number of different treatments.

In a statement to ABC Radio, Lewis said, “Right now, I’m cautiously optimistic about my hearing and just taking it day by day. Some days are better than others, but overall things have been improving. I’m hoping to stabilize, and get back to writing, recording and performing soon.”

Huey told the Marin Independent Journal in November that before he lost his hearing, the band had recorded seven new songs for the project, which he said are among their “best work.”

Huey Lewis & the News’ most recent album was 2010’s Soulsville, which featured covers of classic R&B tunes by the likes of Otis Redding and Wilson Pickett. Their last collection of original music was 2001’s Plan B.

In addition to new music, Huey’s been keeping busy with The Heart of Rock & Roll, a jukebox musical based on the band’s hefty catalog of hits. It tells the story of a 30-something rocker who gives up his musical dreams to work in a factory. But after romancing the boss’ daughter, he gets a second chance at stardom.

According to the Marin Independent Journal, the musical wrapped up its world premiere run in San Diego late last year, and may now be headed to Broadway.

“I’m involved in every aspect of the show,” Huey told the Journal. “It’s been fascinating. It’s been fabulous.”

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Alex Lake (Stem Agency); Big Cauldron Ltd.The KinksRay Davies contributes vocals and lyrics to “Graceville (I’ll Take You There),” a song from his longtime guitar player Bill Shanley‘s upcoming solo album, Midnight Mission, which will be released on February 1.

You can check out the atmospheric track, which features Davies’ whispered vocals and Shanley’s tastefully melodic riffing, at the Irish guitarist’s official YouTube channel.

Davies’ solo projects on which Shanley played guitar include 2009’s The Kinks Choral Collection, 2010’s See My Friends, 2017’s Americana and 2018’s Our Country: Americana Act II.

Shanley has worked with a variety of other well-known musicians over the years, and in 2019 he will be touring the U.K. and Ireland with veteran folk artist Roy Harper and Europe with ’70s pop star Gilbert O’Sullivan.

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ABC/ Ida Mae AstuteFurloughed government workers who’ve been “livin’ on a prayer” since the government shutdown will get a helping hand on Monday, thanks to Jon Bon Jovi.

The rocker’s JBJ Soul Kitchen, a Red Bank, NJ community restaurant which allows people to pay what they wish for a meal, or volunteer there in exchange for food, is offering free meals for furloughed Federal workers and their families on MLK Day, Monday.

In partnership with the Murphy Family Foundation, run by New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy and his wife, the restaurant will be serving the workers from noon to 2 p.m. All you need to do is bring proof of federal employment.

The eatery said in a Facebook posting, “In line with our mission, Federal workers are encouraged to join us for a delicious meal and to learn about additional support and resources available in our community.”

Jon Bon Jovi and his wife Dorothea established the JBJ Soul Kitchen in 2011. Since then, it’s served more than 94,000 meals.

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Credit: Kevin NixonDef Leppard has announced its first North American concerts of 2019: a run of summer shows in Canada. The trek kicks off July 12 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and is plotted out through a July 31 performance in Calgary, Alberta.

The U.K. hard rockers will be joined by Tesla on the outing. Tickets for all the shows are on sale now. Prior to the Canadian tour, Def Leppard will play a series of concerts in Europe throughout June and in early July.

By the time Def Leppard hits the road, they will be full-fledged members of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. The band will be inducted, along with Stevie Nicks, The Zombies, Roxy Music, The Cure, Radiohead and Janet Jackson, at a ceremony held March 29 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

In other Def Leppard news, guitarist Vivian Campbell will take part in a charity event in Los Angeles presented by Rocker Collective, a group that includes members of pop star Pink‘s touring band.

The show, scheduled for February 4 at El Cid restaurant and club, will include a concert, a dinner party featuring a three-course meal and photo opportunities with the musicians. All proceeds will benefit Create Now, which helps provide arts programs to vulnerable children in Southern California.

Here are all of Def Leppard’s Canadian tour dates:

7/12 — Halifax, NS, Scotiabank Centre
7/13 — Moncton, NB, Avenir Centre
7/15 — Quebec City, QC, Centre Videotron
7/17 — Montreal, QC, Bell Centre
7/19 — Ottawa, ON, Canadian Tire Centre
7/20 — Hamilton, ON, FirstOntario Centre
7/22 — London, ON, Budweiser Gardens
7/25 — Winnipeg, MB, Bell MTS Place
7/27 — Saskatoon, SK, SaskTel Centre
7/29 — Edmonton, AB, Rogers Place
7/31 — Calgary, AB, Scotiabank Saddledome

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Rebecca Sapp/WireImageDisco great Thelma Houston won a Grammy Award in 1978 in the Best R&B Vocal Performance — Female category for her chart-topping hit “Don’t Leave Me This Way,” but her trophy was broken in a 1994 earthquake. On Thursday, Houston was presented with a brand-new statuette at a special interview and performance event at the Grammy Museum at L.A. Live in Los Angeles, Billboard reports.

“I’d been carrying the Grammy with me in three pieces for years,” the singer explained to Billboard during a phone interview before the presentation. “The horn portion of it was all smashed in. So the Grammy folks said, ‘We’d better do something about that.'”

In order to receive the new trophy, Thelma had to give back the broken one, something she said she found difficult to do.

“[T]hough it was broken, that Grammy had all my vibes,” she noted. “It had been there with me through all the changes in my life. So even though I was excited about getting a new one, it was still hard to replace it.”

Houston didn’t attend the actual ceremony at which she won her Grammy, explaining to Billboard that after being nominated three years earlier for the same honor and losing, she “wasn’t sure how I’d respond if they didn’t call my name.”

She recalled, “I was at home [in L.A.] mopping the kitchen when I got the call that I’d won.”

Houston admitted that not receiving her Grammy in person is “the biggest regret I have in my career.”

In February, the 72-year-old singer will take part in the star-studded Ultimate Disco Cruise 2019, and she also has several concerts on her tour itinerary. Visit ThelmaHouston.com to check out her full schedule.

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