Jess Griffin; Scotty HallAs the 2017 Lockn’ Music Festival approaches, more special performances have been announced for the jam-heavy extravaganza. Among the latest additions to the fest, which runs from August 24 to August 27, will be a guest appearances by Heart‘s Ann Wilson and founding Jefferson Airplane and Hot Tuna guitarist Jorma Kaukonen.

Wilson will join Gov’t Mule at the Warren Haynes-fronted group’s performance on August 25, while Kaukonen will hit the stage with Moonalice, a band featuring longtime Jefferson Starship bassist Pete Sears, on August 27. In addition, founding Grateful Dead singer/guitarist Bob Weir, who already was scheduled to perform with Dead bassist Phil Lesh and his Terrapin Family Band on August 25, also will team up with roots-rockers The Avett Brothers on August 27.

The festival also is offering several special performances for those who purchase “Super VIP” passes. These include Weir and Lesh playing an hour-long set as a duo on August 25, and Kaukonen performing solo on August 27.

The Lockn’ Festival’s previously announced lineup includes an August 26 performance by John Fogerty, and, on August 27, a set by Lesh’s Phil Lesh & Friends collective and a collaboration billed as phil.moe that will feature Lesh playing with veteran jam band moe.

The Lockn’ Music Festival takes place at Infinity Downs Farm in Arrington, Virginia. To check out full details about the event, visit LocknFestival.com.

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Credit: Danny ClinchA third single has been released from Chuck Berry‘s upcoming album Chuck. Called “Lady B. Goode,” which is described as “a spiritual sequel” to the late rock ‘n’ roll pioneer’s signature 1958 song, “Johnny B. Goode.”

The tune, which you can listen to at Berry’s official VEVO YouTube channel, tells the story of the Johnny character’s devoted paramour.

“It was down in Louisiana, right there in New Orleans/ Back there in the ’60s was a little teen queen,” sings Chuck. “Fell then a lassie in love with a lad/’til it took him to vindicate the feelings she had/ She painted as she promised every prayer she could/’til everybody whispered to her, ‘Lady B. Goode.'”

The track is quite the family affair, as it features guitar work from Chuck, his son Charles Berry Jr. and his grandson Chuck Berry III.

As previously reported, Chuck will be released on June 9. Berry died in March at the age of 90.

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George Harrison in 1964 (John Hoppy Hopkins/Redferns)A blue plaque honoring the late George Harrison was unveiled on Tuesday on the site of a home in the London suburb of Esher, where the former Beatles guitarist resided from 1964 to 1970.

Get Surrey reports that Harrison’s first wife, Pattie Boyd, who lived with George at the bungalow for most of those years, took part in the dedication ceremony.

Boyd moved into the residence, which was known as Kinfauns, in 1965, and she and Harrison hosted their wedding reception there in January 1966. While living at the home, George and Pattie painted psychedelic designs on the outside walls, while some of their famous friends, including Mick Jagger and his former girlfriend Marianne Faithfull, also painted parts of house.

Boyd told Get Surrey that when she returned to the house for the plaque unveiling, she was saddened to discover that “all the beautiful paintings that were done by people like Mick and Marianne, and George and myself, and a lot of our friends have been washed over and demolished.”

Most of the home was demolished in 2003 and was replaced by a two-story house.

“As I was driving to come here, suddenly I was overcome with amazing memories of such a happy time,” Pattie noted. “I came into the drive and was totally blown away because it’s not like the house I remember at all.”

After Pattie and George split, she married his best friend Eric Clapton, who’d written “Layla” about her.

In 1968, The Beatles recorded a series of demos at Kinfauns for songs that later appeared on the band’s “White Album.”

Harrison’s plaque, which was organized by the Esher Residents Association, reads: “George Harrison MBE, 1943-2001, Musician, Lead Guitarist, Songwriter and Singer with The Beatles, Lived at Kinfauns on this Site 1964-1970.”

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David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty ImagesRolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood recently underwent a successful operation to treat a small lung lesion.

According to a spokesperson for the 69-year-old musician, the lesion was discovered during a routine medical screening and was treated by a procedure called keyhole surgery.

The rep reports that the Rock & Roll Hall of Famer is feeling fine and that no further treatment will be needed, adding that The Stones’ upcoming tour won’t be affected.

“I’m so grateful for modern screening which picked this up so early, and would like to thank all the doctors who treated me,” says Ronnie in a statement. Wood, a longtime smoker, will turn 70 on Thursday, June 1.

The Rolling Stones forthcoming trek, a European outing dubbed the No Filter Tour, kicks off September 9 in Hamburg, Germany.

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Courtesy of DisneyPaul McCartney recently confirmed that he’ll appear in the fifth Pirates of the Caribbean film. Now, the movie’s producer, Jerry Bruckheimer, has revealed how the former Beatle got the gig.

In an exclusive video interview, Bruckheimer tells Yahoo Movies UK that McCartney signed on after another rock legend bowed out of the project.

Keith Richards, who was in a couple of previous Pirates movies, was on tour and unavailable,” the Hollywood mogul explains.

The Rolling Stones guitarist, who played the father of star Johnny Depp‘s character Jack Sparrow in the third and fourth Pirates films, was busy with his band’s 2015 Zip Code Tour when the new flick was shooting.

Bruckheimer points out that Depp and McCartney are buddies who have “worked together in the past,” so Johnny “picked up the phone, called Paul [and] said, ‘Paul, you want to be a pirate?,’ [and] Paul said, ‘Sure I’ll be a pirate!'”

According to Yahoo Movies UK, McCartney plays Sparrow’s uncle, who also is named Jack, and appears in a humorous scene set in a prison where Depp’s character is being led to his execution.

“[McCartney] knew his lines, he was on time. He’s just a real gentleman,” gushes Bruckheimer. “Wonderful to work with, and came up with some really funny stuff too.”

Also in the video interview, Geoffrey Rush, who plays Captain Barbossa, says working with Sir Paul was great, while noting that he appears in “a very nice little scene where [he] has a bit of a sing and has some quite absurdist dialogue.”

Javier Bardem, who portrays the vengeful Captain Salazar, adds, “I’ve seen the movie three times now, and it makes me laugh every time. I think he’s so good in it.”

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales opens in U.S. theaters Friday, May 26.

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Gonzo MultimediaThe 1971 British documentary Extremes and its soundtrack, which features a few early tunes by Supertramp, will be released as a DVD/CD package on June 30.

The film, directed by Tony Klinger and Mike Lytton, takes a candid look at various societal nonconformists, including hippies, Hell’s Angels members, drug addicts, alcoholics and others.

The Extremes soundtrack includes three songs that also appeared on Supertramp’s self-titled 1970 debut album — “Surely,” “Am I Not Like Other Birds of Prey” and “Words Unspoken” — as well as tunes by lesser-known acts Arc, Crucible and Mark McCann. The album has long been out of print and has never been issued on CD.

The DVD/CD set also will include a booklet with a variety of photos from the movie’s set, as well as sleeve notes penned by Klinger. You can order the Extremes package at GonzoMultimedia.com.

Here’s is the full list of songs on the Extremes soundtrack:

“An Ear Ago” — Arc
“Great Lager Street” — Arc
“Box Man” — Crucible
“Black Rose” — Mark McCann
“Refrigerated Warmth” — Mark McCann
“Let Your Love Run Through” — Arc
“Hit It” — Crucible
“Surely” — Supertramp
“Am I Not Like Other Birds of Prey” — Supertramp
“I’m a Perfectly Happy Man” — Arc
“Words Unspoken” — Supertramp
“Elvish Queen” — Crucible
“We Gotta Watch Out” — Crucible

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ABC/Rick RowellU2 stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Tuesday night. The show was dedicated to the band as they sat for an unprecedented hour-long interview and performance that included a choir-backed version of the classic “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For” and a new and as-yet unreleased song called, “It’s the Little Things That Give You Away.”

Host Jimmy Kimmel was clearly excited and mentioned during his monologue that he had just seen the band perform at the Rose Bowl.

Kimmel joked, “I went to see U2 on Sunday night at the Rose Bowl. It was an incredible show. It was honestly like a religious experience….Bono fed the whole stadium with a single loaf of bread. It was amazing.”

After the monologue, the whole band joined Jimmy on the couch for a discussion that ranged from their beginnings in Ireland to the recent terrorist bombing in Manchester.

Bono offered his thoughts on the current crop of terrorists in the world, saying, “They hate music, they hate women, they even hate little girls. They hate everything that we love. And you know, the worst of humanity was on view in Manchester last night. So was the best. As people took perfect strangers into their houses and queued up for blood banks. And Manchester has an undefeatable spirit, I can assure you.”

Later the band talked about when they might release new music, some five or six songs Kimmel boasted of having heard. They dodged the question, but later, after a performance of “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For” that featured a surprise appearance by a choir hidden in the audience, U2 came back for the final segment of the show and shared the pretty ballad, “It’s the Little Things That Give You Away.”

Jimmy Kimmel Live! airs weeknights on ABC.

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Credit: Lisa MacIntoshE Street Band saxophonist Jake Clemons has created a new online resource called the Janine Project in support of people affected by domestic violence.

In conjunction with the launch of the initiative, Clemons has released an official video for his new solo song “Janine,” which tells the story of a woman struggling to leave an abusive relationship. As the clip starts, a message flashes on the screen that reads, “In the time it takes to watch this video, 42 women in North America will have been affected by domestic violence.”

The clip mixes footage of Clemons lip-syncing the song with scenes showing an actress portraying the Janine character, whose partner has battered her face and bruised her arm, as she tries to find the courage to leave him. The video ends with the message, “Break the cycle of violence. Get out while you can.”

JanineProject.com offers general information about shelters around the world, as well as details on how abuse victims can seek help for their situations.

“The video for ‘Janine’ and the Janine Project were created to encourage a conversation that will hopefully lead victims to a safe place of survivorship and abusers to seek help as well & stop hurting others,” Clemons says in a statement. “Fear is not a place where love can grow. If you’re in a relationship ruled by fear, get out while you can, this isn’t Love!”

“Janine” is featured on Clemons’ debut solo album, Fear & Love, which was released in January. Jake has a handful of performances lined up in support of the album, and plans to make information about the Janine Project available at the shows.

Here are all of Clemons’ confirmed solo dates:

5/25 — Jeffersonville, IN, Big Four Station Park – Abbey Road on the River Festival
5/28 — Jeffersonville, IN, Big Four Station Park – Abbey Road on the River Festival
6/23 — Asbury Park, NJ, The Wonder Bar
6/24 — Tappan, NY, Rockland-Bergen Music Festival
7/19 — Toronto, ON, Canada, Cadillac Lounge
7/21 — Belleville ON, Canada, Empire Rockfest
8/8 — Chicago, IL, City Winery
8/10 — Detroit, MI, Motor City Casino

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ABC/Fred WatkinsStevie Wonder has signed on to perform at the finale of the 2017 Formula 1 United States Grand Prix auto race, scheduled for Sunday, October 22, in Austin, Texas. The concert will take place at the Circuit of the Americas track’s Super Stage following the big race.

The United States Grand Prix events will run from October 20 to October 22, and also will include a show by pop superstar Justin Timberlake on Saturday, October 21.

Select three-day passes are available for a special low price of $159 if purchased before July 4 at CircuitoftheAmericas.com. Sunday-only bleacher and main-grandstand tickets, which include the Wonder concert, also are on sale now.

The Austin show currently is the only concert on Wonder’s schedule.

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BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty ImagesMadonna‘s parenting skills are under fire thanks to an Instagram photo of one of her twin four-year-old daughters leaning on an armchair. On the armchair is a throw pillow with the words “F**k cocaine” embroidered on it.

Madonna captioned the post, “I couldn’t agree more…,” but that didn’t stop outraged followers from criticizing the Queen of Pop and mother of six for daring to bring her child into contact with the “F” word.

“Profanity around such a young kid?! No!!!” wrote one. “…Nothing classy or appropriate about this post.” Another called it “kinda inappropriate,” while yet another wrote, “Classy thing to have around your kids. Go f**k yourself, Madonna.”

Noting that Madonna’s four-year-old twins were adopted from Malawi, one follower wrote, “Isn’t there a profanity clause in your adoption contract!? When I was 5 yrs old I didn’t know what cocaine was or the word f**k! I didn’t expect this from you @madonna.”

“I can’t believe you’ve put a child in this picture with what it says on the cushion,” fumed another.

One follower really put the star on blast, writing, “You’re such a w***e!…You have no morals and you never will. You never should have been able to adopt these kids!”

Of course, Madonna had her defenders as well. “There are actually people overreacting about this pic. Just can’t believe it,” wrote one, while another noted, “It’s so funny that people are still shocked by this woman!”

Another pointed out, “Why is everyone losing their minds over this? Its MADONNA people! You know, THE Madonna that does what she wants, breaks through barriers, stands up for women’s rights etc etc. Yes, that’s right MADONNA. Got it now?”

Madonna adopted four-year-old Stella and Esther earlier this year.

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Paul McCartney is among the many people sending out condolences to the victims of the terrorist attack that happened Monday night in Manchester, U.K., outside of a concert by pop star Ariana Grande.

In a message posted on his social media sites, McCartney says, “Like everyone else my family and I were shocked to hear about the terrible news from Manchester. All that’s left to do is send heartfelt sympathy to the families of the victims and Ariana Grande. Praying that something like this never happens again. Love to everyone.”

According to Manchester police, 22 people were killed and 59 injured in the suspected suicide bombing.

In other news, McCartney has penned a tribute to one-time James Bond actor Roger Moore, who died Tuesday at the age of 89. Moore starred in seven Bond films, including 1973’s Live and Let Die, the theme song for which was co-written by McCartney and his late wife, Linda, and performed by their band Wings.

“Roger was a great man and of course a great James Bond who I was lucky to work with during the time of Live and Let Die,” writes Sir Paul. “He had a heart of gold, a great sense of humour and will be missed by the many people who loved him.”

“Live and Let Die” was a #2 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 and was nominated for an Academy Award for best song.

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BMGThird installment of the Emerson, Lake & Palmer‘s ongoing reissue campaign that launched last year will arrive this Friday, May 26. Remastered versions of the prog-rock legends’ 1977 albums Works Volume 1 and Works Volume 2, as well as 1978’s Love Beach, will be released that day on CD, vinyl and digitally.

Works Volume 1, which originally was released as a two-LP set in March 1977. The album featured one full side dedicated to music created by each of the band’s members — singer/bassist/guitarist Greg Lake, keyboardist Keith Emerson and drummer Carl Palmer — plus one side boasting joint ELP compositions. Works Volume 1 peaked at #12 on the Billboard 200, and included the group’s version of American composer Aaron Copeland‘s “Fanfare for the Common Man, which reached #2 on the U.K. singles chart.

Works Volume 2 was first released in November 1977 as a single-disc compilation of tracks from sessions for ELP’s previous albums. It includes Lake’s holiday classic “I Believe in Father Christmas,” and peaked at #37 on the Billboard 200. The CD reissue features a bonus disc with an August 1977 ELP concert performance in Montreal.

Love Beach was originally issued in November 1978 and found ELP exploring a more modern direction. It only reached #55 on the Billboard 200. The CD reissue includes a bonus disc featuring alternate mixes and rehearsal outtakes.

All three albums have been certified gold for sales of more than 500,000 copies in the U.S. The reissues are dedicated to the memories of Emerson and Lake, who both died last year.

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Capitol//UMeA new Beach Boys compilation titled 1967 — Sunshine Tomorrow that focuses on recordings the band made during sessions for its 1967 albums Wild Honey and Smiley Smile will be released on June 30. The collection, which will be available as a two-CD set and digital download, will feature the first-ever stereo mix of Wild Honey, as well as previously unreleased studio outtakes, alternate versions, live performances and more.

After The Beach Boys shelved Brian Wilson‘s complex Smile project, the band decided to record in a more easygoing fashion utilizing Wilson’s new home studio. The resulting albums, Smiley Smile and Wild Honey, were released, respectively, in September and December 1967. Wild Honey reached #24 on the Billboard 200 and yielded two top 40 hits — “Darlin'” and the title track.

Disc one of 1967 — Sunshine Tomorrow features the stereo mix of Wild Honey, session outtakes from the album and live versions of songs that appear on Wild Honey recorded from 1967 to 1970.

The second disc of the compilation features outtakes from the Smiley Smile sessions; the shelved Lei’d in Hawaii album, which was conceived as a live album but was made up mainly of performances recorded in a Los Angeles studio; a few unreleased songs actually recorded live in Hawaii for the aforementioned album; and some Beach Boys concert performances recorded in November 1967 in Boston and Washington, D.C.

A vinyl version of the new stereo mix of Wild Honey will be released on the same day as the 1967 — Sunshine Tomorrow compilation.

Here is the track list of 1967 — Sunshine Tomorrow:

Disc 1

Wild Honey (Stereo)
“Wild Honey”
“Aren’t You Glad”
“I Was Made to Love Her”
“Country Air”
“A Thing or Two”
“Darlin'”
“I’d Love Just Once to See You”
“Here Comes the Night”
“Let the Wind Blow”
“How She Boogalooed It”
“Mama Says” (Original Mono Mix)*

Wild Honey Sessions: September-November 1967 (Previously Unreleased)
“Lonely Days” (Alternate Version)
“Cool Cool Water” (Alternate Early Version)
“Time to Get Alone” (Alternate Early Version)
“Can’t Wait Too Long” (Alternate Early Version)
“I’d Love Just Once to See You” (Alternate Version)
“I Was Made to Love Her” (Vocal Insert Session)
“I Was Made to Love Her” (Long Version)
“Hide Go Seek”
“Honey Get Home”
“Wild Honey” (Session Highlights)
“Aren’t You Glad” (Session Highlights)
“A Thing or Two” (Track and Backing Vocals)
“Darlin'” (Session Highlights)
“Let the Wind Blow” (Session Highlights)

Wild Honey Live: 1967-1970 (Previously Unreleased)
“Wild Honey” (Live) — recorded in Detroit, November 17, 1967
“Country Air” (Live) — recorded in Detroit, November 17, 1967
“Darlin'” (Live) — recorded in Pittsburgh, November 22, 1967
“How She Boogalooed It” (Live) — recorded in Detroit, November 17, 1967
“Aren’t You Glad” (Live) — recorded in 1970, location unknown

“Mama Says” (Previously Unreleased Vocal Session Highlights)

Disc 2

Smiley Smile Sessions: June-July 1967 (Previously Unreleased)
“Heroes and Villains” (Single Version Backing Track)
“Vegetables” (Long Version)
“Fall Breaks and Back to Winter” (Alternate Mix)
“Wind Chimes” (Alternate Tag Section)
“Wonderful” (Backing Track)
“With Me Tonight” (Alternate Version with Session Intro)
“Little Pad” (Backing Track)
“All Day All Night (Whistle In)” (Alternate Version 1)
“All Day All Night (Whistle In)” (Alternate Version 2)
“Untitled (Redwood)”

Lei’d in Hawaii “Live” Album: September 1967 (Previously Unreleased)
“Fred Vail Intro”
“The Letter”
“You’re So Good to Me”
“Help Me, Rhonda”
“California Girls”
“Surfer Girl”
“Sloop John B”
“With a Little Help from My Friends”
“Their Hearts Were Full of Spring”*
“God Only Knows”
“Good Vibrations”
“Game of Love”
“The Letter” (Alternate Take)
“With a Little Help from My Friends” (Stereo Mix)

Live in Hawaii: August 1967 (Previously Unreleased)
“Hawthorne Boulevard”
“Surfin'”
“Getting’ Hungry”
“Hawaii” (Rehearsal Take)
“Heroes and Villains” (Rehearsal)

Thanksgiving Tour 1967: Live in Washington, D.C. & Boston (Previously Unreleased)
“California Girls” (Live) — recorded in Washington, D.C., November 19, 1967
“Graduation Day” (Live) — recorded in Washington, D.C., November 19, 1967
“I Get Around” (Live) — recorded in Boston, November 23, 1967

Additional 1967 Studio Recordings (Previously Unreleased)
“Surf’s Up” (1967 Version)
“Surfer Girl” (1967 A Cappella Mix)

* = Recorded during rehearsal, August 26, 1967, Honolulu, Hawaii.

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ABC/Mark LevineBob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band recently announced plans for their first concert of 2017, a September 9 performance at DTE Energy Music Theatre in Clarkston, Michigan, and now the Michigan rockers have lined up another Detroit-area show. The group will play The Palace of Auburn Hills in Auburn Hills, Michigan, on September 23.

The concert will be Seger and company’s 17th and final show at the venue. Tickets for the event will go on sale to the general public Friday, June 9, at 10 a.m. local time. Members of Seger’s “Bullet Club” fan club will be able to purchase pre-sale tickets starting Tuesday, June 6, at 10:00 a.m. Tickets will be available at Ticketmaster.com, LiveNation.com and BobSeger.com. You can join Seger’s fan club by visiting BulletClub.BobSeger.com.

Seger and the Silver Bullet Band haven’t performed live since their tour in support of Bob’s most recent studio album, Ride On, wrapped in March 2015.

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Credit: Henry DiltzIt’s been about a year and a half since Crosby, Stills & Nash last performed together, thanks to a nasty rift between David Crosby and Graham Nash. Looking forward, Crosby tells ABC Radio that a CSN reunion is “probably not gonna happen,” while revealing that he would consider playing with his former band mates if one of their other famous collaborators agrees to take part, too.

“It could happen for [Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young],” the 75-year-old Rock & Roll Hall of Famer maintains. “Neil [Young] could make it happen…If Neil wants to do it, I’ll do it.”

This is interesting, of course, because Crosby and Young also had a well-publicized falling out a couple years back after David made negative comments in the press about Neil’s then-new girlfriend, actress Daryl Hannah. Crosby has since apologized to Young, which apparently has opened the door for a potential CSNY reunion.

Meanwhile, since CSN’s hiatus began, Crosby has enjoyed one of the most prolific periods of his long career. This summer, the folk-rock legend will release his second solo album in less than a year, Sky Trails, and he’s currently winding down a U.S. solo trek in support of the new project.

Regarding CSN, David says, “[We were] a great band when we started it…but over 40 years it kind of slowed down to the point where it was just turn on the smoke machine and play your hits. Which is not good enough…And so, getting out of CSN really kind of opened a floodgate on new songs and recording.”

He adds, “I have great respect for those guys. They’re really good at what they do, and we did do a bunch of really good music that I’m proud of.”

Here are Crosby’s upcoming U.S. tour dates:

5/23 — Burlington, VT, Flynn Centre for the Performing Arts
5/24 — Lexington, MA, Cary Hall
5/26 — Bar Harbour, ME, Criterion Theatre
5/29 — New London, CT, Garde Arts Center

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