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Credit: Henry DiltzMonkees singer Michael Nesmith will be honored with the Ernie Kovacs Award at an October 1 ceremony held at Kessler Theater in Dallas, in conjunction with the Dallas VideoFest 29 event. Nesmith, a former Dallas resident, is being recognized for his innovative video work, as well as his accomplishments with The Monkees and as a songwriter and film producer.

The Ernie Kovacs Award honors entertainment figures whose visionary work has made an impact on television. The award is named for the late comic actor whose inventive and experimental TV performances influenced many popular programs, including Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In, Monty Python's Flying Circus and Saturday Night Live.

Among Nesmith's career highlights, he developed the 1980 show Pop Clips, which was a predecessor to MTV; and he won the first Video of the Year Grammy Award in 1981 for his irreverent home video Elephant Parts.

Dallas VideoFest director Bart Weiss says of Nesmith, "In looking back at the comedy of The Monkees and his other work, you can see the visual puns that came from Ernie Kovacs. More than that, he, like Kovacs, saw what video and television could be and took us to that new place."

Tickets for the 2016 Ernie Kovacs Award ceremony are available now at Prekindle.com.

As previously reported, Nesmith will be rejoining his Monkees band mates Micky Dolenz and Peter Tork to perform at the band's September 16 show at Hollywood Pantages Theatre in Los Angeles. He also is planning an early-2017 promotional tour in support of his upcoming book, Infinite Tuesday.

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Aaron Farley/AT&T and AUDIENCE NetworkBlue Öyster Cult will be featured in a self-titled concert special that will premiere on Audience Network this Friday, September 2, at 9 p.m. ET/PT. The veteran rockers will perform their classic 1976 album Agents of Fortune in its entirety on the program, which also will include an in-depth interview with some of the band's longtime members.

Agents of Fortune features Blue Öyster Cult's signature tune "(Don't Fear) The Reaper," which peaked at #12 on the Billboard Hot 100. The album itself went on to sell more than a million copies in the U.S.

In a preview clip from the show, founding Blue Öyster Cult singer Eric Bloom points out that some of the songs from Agents of Fortune had "never been performed, even back in those days." He also explains that the program is special because the band's current lineup was being joined by original Blue Öyster Cult drummer Albert Bouchard.

The Blue Öyster Cult show was taped recently at Red Studios in Los Angeles. It can be viewed on DirecTV and AT&T U-verse TV.

Meanwhile, Blue Öyster Cult has more than 20 U.S. dates lined up through next March. Here are all of the band's upcoming concerts, according to BlueOysterCult.com:

9/2 -- Marshfield, WI, Central Wisconsin State Fair
9/3 -- Virginia Beach, VA, American Music Festival
9/10 -- Chesterfield, MO, Chesterfield Amphitheatre
9/11 -- Oklahoma City, OK, Zoo Amphitheatre*
9/16 -- Newton, NJ, Newton Theatre
9/17 -- East Durham, NY, Catskill Mountain Thunder Festival
9/23 -- Hogansburg, NY, Akwesasne Mohawk Casino
9/24 -- Lake George, NY, Charles R. Wood Park - American Music Festival for the Lake
9/30 -- Lakewood, NJ, First Energy Park - Rock Carnival
10/7 -- Ridgefield, CT, Ridgefield Playhouse
10/8 -- Annapolis, MD, Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts
10/15 -- Tyler, TX, Butler Square
10/28 -- Northfield, OH, Hard Rock Live
10/29 -- Atlanta, GA, Variety Playhouse
11/4 -- Jim Thorpe, PA, Penn's Peak
11/11 -- Hammond, IN, The Venue at Horseshoe Casino**
11/12 -- Kansas City, MO, Voodoo Lounge at Harrah's Kansas City
12/17 -- Stateline, NV, Harrah's Lake Tahoe
1/19/17 -- El Cajon, CA, Sycuan Casino
1/27 -- Brooks, CA, Cache Creek Casino
1/28 -- Everett, WA, Historic Everett Theatre
2/25 -- Peekskill, NY, Paramount Hudson Valley
3/4 -- Warren, PA, Struthers Library Theatre
3/18 -- Sheboygan, WI, Weill Center for the Performing Arts

* = with Bad Company
** = with Jefferson Starship.

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Credit: Dave J HoganFollowing a recent report that Exhibitionism, the expansive Rolling Stones exhibit that debuted in London this past April, will be relocating to New York City in November, an exact opening date for the Big Apple version of the attraction has been announced…November 12.

Tickets for the New York edition of Exhibitionism go on sale to the general public on September 14 at 10 a.m. ET, and will be available at StonesExhibitionism.com. American Express Card members will be able to purchase presale tickets starting Tuesday, August 30, at 10 a.m. ET. The display will be housed at Industria Superstudio in the city's West Village neighborhood.

Exhibitionism was put together with the full cooperation of Rolling Stones members Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood. The attraction features nine themed areas that incorporate a massive collection of memorabilia, including more than 500 previously unseen artifacts. Items on display include various instruments, original posters and album art, handwritten lyrics, personal diaries and correspondence, costumes, and stage props.

The exhibit also includes unheard audio tracks, rare video clips, film presentations and more. Among the films are a new movie that highlights some of the key points in The Rolling Stones' career, and a 3-D flick that gives viewers a band's-eye view of one of their shows.

You can check out a promo video celebrating the exhibit's move to New York City now on YouTube.

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Courtesy of The Beatles ShopA long-lost demo acetate of a song called "It's for You" that Paul McCartney recorded in 1964 for U.K. pop star Cilla Black sold at a U.K. memorabilia auction over the weekend for 18,000 pounds, or about $23,590. BBC News reports that the demo was purchased by an unknown buyer on Saturday at the Liverpool Beatles Auction, which was held at the Unity Theatre in the Fab Four's hometown.

The recording recently was rediscovered by Black's nephew, Simon White, included in a collection of acetates by Cilla, who died in August 2015 at the age of 72. McCartney and his Beatles band mate John Lennon wrote the tune especially for Black, who scored a #7 hit in the U.K. with it.

White believes his aunt gave the acetate to his dad, Cilla's brother, sometime during the mid-'60s. The acetate was rediscovered when Simon recently brought a stack of 21 discs that he thought were all Cilla's demos to The Beatles Shop memorabilia store in Liverpool to be appraised.

White listened to the demos with The Beatles Shop's manager, Stephen Bailey, who told the BBC, "We got to the last one and, as soon as I heard it, I thought, 'Oh God, that's not Cilla Black, it's Paul McCartney'…I was shaking with excitement and speechless."

Bailey added, "Apart from a few crackles, which you get with acetates, the quality is fine. It's a wonderful recording…I can't think of finding anything better unless I discover there is a sixth Beatle."

Including fees, the acetate's buyer paid a total of 21,060 pounds, or about $27,600, for the disc. You can listen to a 20-second clip of the tune at BeatlesAuction.co.uk.

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Art Zelin/Getty ImagesFor the ninth time since his incarceration for the December 8, 1980 murder of John Lennon, Mark David Chapman has been denied parole.

The New York State Board of Parole announced its decision on Monday following an interview this past Wednesday with the 61-year-old Chapman, held at the Wende Correctional Facility in Alden, New York.

The board members noted in their decision, "In spite of many favorable factors, we find all to be outweighed by the premeditated and celebrity-seeking nature of the crime. From our interview and review of your records, we find that your release would be incompatible with the welfare of society and would so deprecate that seriousness of the crime as to undermine respect for the law. Accordingly, we deny your release to supervision in the community."

The parole board also explained that in denying Chapman's request, it considered such factors as his efforts to rehabilitate and educate himself, his disciplinary record, his accomplishments while incarcerated, and his lack of prior criminal history.

Chapman was sentenced in 1981 to 20 years to life for Lennon's murder and was first eligible for parole on December 4, 2000.  His next parole hearing is scheduled for August 2018.

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Credit: Henry Diltz"The City," from David Crosby's forthcoming solo album, Lighthouse, has premiered on YouTube. The tune, which the folk-rock legend co-wrote with his main Lighthouse collaborator and co-producer, Michael League of the modern-jazz collective Snarky Puppy, pays tribute to that tough and multifaceted metropolis of New York City.

Crosby compares New York to a woman with whom he has a complicated relationship. In a new promo video posted on his official Twitter feed and Facebook page, the singer/songwriter explains that it was League who came up with the song's concept.

"Michael said, 'I want to write a song about New York City' -- which we both love -- 'as a woman,'" recalls Crosby. "And he said, 'Give me images.'"

In response, David says he came up with, "Damaged and lean, kind of mean, got a weird sense of humor."

In the tune's chorus, Crosby sings, "Like a wind, like a flame/She plays by the rules of her own game/She can't lose, you can't win/All you can do is your best to stay in."

"The City" combines acoustic folk elements with a funky, driving rhythm, while also showcasing some layered harmony vocals. It features Crosby on vocals, acoustic guitar and guitar percussion, while League contributes vocals; bass; and acoustic, baritone acoustic and electric guitars. Snarky Puppy keyboardist Cory Henry also lends his talents to the track.

Lighthouse will be released October 21. Crosby, meanwhile, recently launched a North American solo tour that's mapped out through a September 15 concert in Vancouver, Canada. Check out his upcoming dates at DavidCrosby.com.

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Bettman/Getty ImagesToday marks the 50th anniversary of The Beatles' final official concert, which took place at San Francisco's Candlestick Park. Drained by the grind of touring and the craziness it entailed, the Fab Four had decided to retire from the road after their 1966 North American summer trek.

One of The Beatles' opening acts during the tour, including the Candlestick Park show, was the hit-making girl group The Ronettes. Founding Ronettes singer Nedra Tally Ross recalls that the clamor of the ardent Fab Four fans generally made it difficult to hear anything during the performances.

"It was hard to hear yourself sing because the roar of the crowd stayed at a pitch. It was so high," Talley Ross tells ABC Radio, adding, "Candlestick was…just a beautiful setting, but it was crazy."

Nedra explains that before The Ronettes decided to take part in The Beatles tour, her group was posed with a bit of a dilemma.

"The [Rolling] Stones wanted us and The Beatles wanted us, and we went with The Beatles," she explains. "It was just because, because. Probably the money was better."

Meanwhile, Talley Ross says that she had no idea that the Candlestick Park concert was to be The Beatles' last, although she could tell that the difficulties of touring were weighing heavily on the band members.

"We knew that they were tired and sort of tired of each other and tired of the chaos," Nedra tells ABC Radio.

The Beatles played 11 songs at Candlestick Park, including such newer tunes as "Day Tripper," "Paperback Writer" and "Yesterday." According to BeatlesBible.com, tickets cost $6.50 and $4.50.

The only other public concert the Fab Four played after the Candlestick concert was their famous unannounced show on the rooftop of the band's Apple headquarters in London on January 30, 1969.

Here's the set list of The Beatles' Candlestick Park concert:

"Rock and Roll Music"
"She's a Woman"
"If I Needed Someone"
"Day Tripper"
"Baby's in Black"
"I Feel Fine"
"Yesterday"
"I Wanna Be Your Man"
"Nowhere Man"
"Paperback Writer"

"Long Tall Sally"

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M.Caulfield/WireImageMonday marks what would have been the 58th birthday of Michael Joseph Jackson, born on August 29, 1958.

The King of Pop began his career as a young child, performing with his brothers in The Jackson 5. His first solo studio album, Got to Be There, was released in 1972 when Jackson was fourteen years old.  

His fifth solo studio album, Off The Wall, earned Michael the artist his first Grammy Award, for Soul/R&B Album. But it was his sixth studio album, 1982's Thriller, that solidified Jackson as a bonafide crossover music superstar.  

The groundbreaking music videos for the album's singles, such as "Beat It" and "Billie Jean," were among the first by an African-American artist to air on MTV.

Michael's music video for "Thriller" remains as one of music history's most iconic, as are other MJ videos such as "Bad," "Black and White" and "Remember the Time."  There's a reason that MTV's Video Vanguard award was re-named the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award.

As his career progressed, Jackson continued to captivate fans and the world with his cinematic music videos, otherworldly dance moves, progressive fashion sense and socially-relevant hit songs.  

He earned numerous awards during his lifetime, including 13 Grammy Awards, 26 American Music Awards and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.  His widespread influence continues to be seen in the music industry today.  

Michael Jackson married twice -- the first time to Elvis Presley's daughter, Lisa Marie Presley, and the second time to nurse Debbie Rowe. Jackson and Rowe had three children: Paris-Michael Katherine JacksonPrince Michael Jackson II and Michael Joseph Jackson Jr., known as "Blanket."

On June 25, 2009, Jackson died after his doctor, Conrad Murray, administered a fatal dose of the powerful anesthetic propofol.  Murray was later convicted of involuntary manslaughter, and was released from jail in 2014 after serving two years of a four-year sentence. At the time of his death, Michael was rehearsing for a series of comeback concerts in London called This Is It.  

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VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty ImagesJohn Fogerty is among the many artists paying tribute to popular Mexican singer-songwriter Juan Gabriel, who died Sunday at the age of 66.

Fogerty said in a statement that he was interested in collaborating with Gabriel, a six-time Grammy nominee who recorded a cover of the Creedence Clearwater Revival classic “Have You Ever Seen the Rain?” earlier this year.

"My heart is heavy and very sad today for Juan Gabriel has passed away," Fogerty said in a statement Sunday. "Juan is a legend in the world of Latin Music and someone that I truly admire.  He has written and recorded hundreds of beautiful songs and recently had recorded a wonderful version of my song 'Have You Ever Seen The Rain' that I love very much. 

"We had talked about performing this song together and I was looking forward to a new friendship with this amazingly talented man," Fogerty added.

Gabriel's hits included "Hasta Que Te Conoci" ("Until I Met You"), "Amor Eterno" ("Eternal Love") and "Querida" ("Dear").

He performed at the Forum in Inglewood, California, on Friday night and had been scheduled to perform in El Paso, Texas, Sunday night.

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto tweeted Sunday, "I regret the death of Juan Gabriel, one of the great musical icons of our country. My condolences to his relatives and friends."

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Dolly Records/RCA NashvilleIt's been a big week for Dolly Parton! Her latest album, Pure & Simple, is expected to debut at #1 the country albums chart, according to Billboard, with first-week sales anticipated at around 20,000 thousand copies. 

This would be the first time the Country Music Hall of Famer has topped Billboard's Top Country Albums tally since 1991's Eagle When She Flies. Parton's most recent effort, Blue Smoke, debuted at #2 on the chart in 2014.

The entertainment icon wrote and produced Pure & Simple herself, focusing on stripped-down arrangements of straight-ahead love songs. It's available in multiple versions, with exclusive editions with extra songs at both Walmart and Cracker Barrel.

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Noam Galai/WireImageJon Bon Jovi has performed at a number of fundraisers for Hillary Clinton, and will do another one on August 30.  Now comes word that he'll be honored at this year's Clinton Global Citizen Awards, taking place September 19.

Billboard reports that Jon will also be a featured performer at the awards gala, which honors individuals for leadership and work to bring about positive social change.  Jon's has done extensive charity work through his Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation, with a focus on affordable housing and hunger.  The event will also recognize the 10th anniversary of Jon's foundation.

In addition to Jon, opera star Andrea Bocelli will also perform at the event.  Past honorees have included Sting and his wife Trudie Styler, Leonardo DiCaprio and legendary producer Quincy Jones.

This House Is Not For Sale, the new Bon Jovi album, is coming October 21.

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© Jimmy KingThe 2016 MTV Video Music Awards will air this Sunday night live from New York's Madison Square Garden. Vying for honors at the event alongside such contemporary stars Beyoncé, Adele, Drake and Ariana Grande will be none other than the late David Bowie.

Two of the influential rocker's videos, "Blackstar" and "Lazarus," have received a total of four nods in various "professional" categories.

The video for "Blackstar," the epic title track of Bowie's final studio album, is up for the Best Art Direction trophy, while the "Lazarus" clip is nominated for the Best Direction, Best Cinematography and Best Editing awards.

Performers on Sunday's telecast include Rihanna, who's getting the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award, as well as Grande, Britney Spears, Nicki Minaj and Nick Jonas. Beyoncé is the leading nominee with 11, while Adele is next with eight.

Tune in to MTV at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT to watch the 2016 VMAs.

Here is the full list of nominees in the categories for which Bowie has received nominations:

Best Art Direction
Beyoncé -- "Hold Up"
Fergie -- "M.I.L.F. $"
Drake -- "Hotline Bling"
David Bowie -- "Blackstar"
Adele -- "Hello"

Best Direction
Beyoncé -- "Formation"
Coldplay -- "Up&Up"
Adele -- "Hello"
David Bowie -- "Lazarus"
Tame Impala -- "The Less I Know The Better"

Best Cinematography
Beyoncé -- "Formation"
Adele -- "Hello"
David Bowie -- "Lazarus"
Alesso -- "I Wanna Know"
Ariana Grande -- "Into You"

Best Editing
Beyoncé -- "Format
Adele -- "Hello"
Fergie -- "M.I.L.F. $"
David Bowie -- "Lazarus"
Ariana Grande -- "Into You"

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Stardog Records/Republic RecordsJohn Mellencamp, Jackson Browne and Fleetwood Mac's Lindsey Buckingham are featured on the official soundtrack to the Showtime series Roadies, which was just released digitally and will be available for purchase as a physical album Friday, September 2. The record is made up almost entirely of new live performances by various artists, many of whom made cameo appearances on the show.

Music from the Showtime Original Series Roadies includes Buckingham performing the 1987 Fleetwood Mac hit "Big Love," Mellencamp singing his 2008 song "Longest Days," and Browne teaming up with alt-pop duo Lucius and veteran Americana guitarist Greg Leisz for a rendition of Little Feat's "Willin'."

Other artists featured on the soundtrack include Pearl Jam singer Eddie Vedder, My Morning Jacket, Robyn Hitchcock and Gary Clark Jr.

Roadies creator, writer and director Cameron Crowe explains of the show's music, "Great care was taken that the songs chosen for each artist have another meaning, a thread to our story or characters. The only rule was: no lip-syncing to playback. Not even to live versions recorded in a previous take. These would be authentic live performances. Real performances. That's where the magic happens, for an audience and even a crew."

The finale of Roadies' debut season airs Sunday, August 28, at 10 p.m. ET/PT. The episode will feature appearances by Browne, Vedder, Hitchcock, Lucius, Clark Jr., My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James and more.

Roadies, which stars Luke Wilson, Carla Gugino and Imogen Poots, takes a humorous look at a group of music-loving roadies and their lives working behind-the-scenes in the concert industry.

Here is the full track list of the Roadies soundtrack:

"I Wish I Was Sober (Roadies Remix)" -- Frightened Rabbit ft. Mike McCready
"Are You Satisfied?" (Live) -- Reignwolf
"Big Love" (Live) -- Lindsey Buckingham
"The First Time" -- My Morning Jacket
"Born Again Teen" (Live) -- Lucius
"Longest Days" (Live) -- John Mellencamp
"Feeling OK" (Live) -- Best Coast
"Simple Man" (Live) -- Machine Gun Kelly
"You Don't Get Me High Anymore" (Live) -- Phantogram
"All We Ever Knew" (Live Soundcheck) -- The Head and the Heart
"They Are All In Love" (Live) -- Jim James
"Sayonara Judge" (Live) -- Robyn Hitchcock
"Willin'" (Live) -- Jackson Browne & Lucius ft. Greg Leisz
"A Little Crazy" (Live) -- Nicole Atkins
"The Healing" (Live) -- Gary Clark Jr.
"Man of the Hour" (Live) -- Eddie Vedder

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Monica Morgan/WireImage Patti LaBelle is expanding her dessert line at Walmart after the sweet success of her signature sweet potato pies.

The Grammy-winning singer has created five new desserts that'll be available exclusively at Walmart starting Tuesday. The delectable lineup includes Patti's Good Life Peach Cobbler, Berry Cobbler, Apple Cobbler, Apple Pecan Cake and Sweet Potato Loaf.

According to People magazine, LaBelle tapped into her family's recipes as well as her own concoctions in the kitchen to create the signature dishes. "I've been cooking for most of my life. As you're standing in the kitchen and you think of certain ingredients, you just put them in -- sometimes they work, and sometimes they don't," she said.

In 2015, Patti's sweet potato pies went viral when YouTube star James Wright Chanel recorded a video of him raving over her confection. His review essentially helped sell out Patti's signature pies in Walmart stores nationwide.

The new Patti LaBelle dessert assortment will be available online and in Walmart stores nationwide starting Tuesday, August 29.

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Eagle Rock EntertainmentAfter more than 50 years, The Scorpions continue to rock like a hurricane. Fans of the German rock legends will be treated to visual proof of this when they check out the band's upcoming concert video, Live in Munich 2012, which will be released on Blu-ray and DVD on September 30.

The release captures the final concert on The Scorpions' tour in support of their 2010 studio album Sting in the Tail. The show took place on December 17, 2012, at the Olympiahalle in Munich, and featured a set that showcased the band's most-beloved tunes, including "Send Me an Angel," "Big City Nights," "Wind of Change," "No One Like You" and "Rock You Like a Hurricane."

The Scorpions' set at the concert also featured three songs from Sting in the Tail -- the title track, "Raised on Rock" and "The Best Is Yet to Come."

You can watch a clip of the band performing its 1979 tune "Loving You Sunday Morning" from Live in Munich 2012 now at The Scorpions' VEVO YouTube channel.

The Scorpions launch a series of South American tour dates on September 1 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The band will follow those shows with a run of concerts in Japan, Southeast Asia and Australia in October, and will wind down 2016 with gigs in France and Germany. Check out the group's full itinerary at The-Scorpions.com.

Here is the full list of songs featured on Live in Munich 2012:

"Sting in the Tail"
"Make It Real"
"Is There Anybody There?"
"The Zoo"
"Coast to Coast"
"Loving You Sunday Morning"
"We'll Burn the Sky"
"The Best Is Yet to Come"
"Send Me an Angel"
"Holiday"
"Raised on Rock"
"Tease Me Please Me"
"Hit Between the Eyes"
"Kottak Attack"
"Blackout"
"Big City Nights"
"Still Loving You"
"Wind of Change"
"No One Like You"
"Rock You Like a Hurricane"
"When the Smoke Is Going Down"

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Samir Hussein/Getty ImagesFleetwood Mac's Lindsey Buckingham and guitarist Wendy Melvoin of Prince's old band The Revolution are among the artists who have contributed to Two Vines, the upcoming album by Australian alternative electronic group Empire of the Sun.

The band's third studio album is scheduled for an October 28 release, and can be pre-ordered now at iTunes, Amazon and Empire of the Sun's official online store.  Two Vines also features bassist Tim Lefebvre, a member of the jazz collective that backed David Bowie on the late rock legend's acclaimed 2016 album, Blackstar.

"The whole concept [of Empire of the Sun] was based around childhood fantasies; being in bed and staring at the posters on your wall, whether they were monster movies or outlandish rock stars or pieces of art," explains the group's co-founder Nicholas Littlemore. "We always wanted to be one of those posters on a child's wall that had so much imagination locked into it, a kind of invitation that pushes you over the edge into dream world. With this record, it's time to take that next step."

You can check out the video for Two Vines' first single, "High & Low," at the Empire of the Sun's VEVO YouTube channel.  The band's song "Walking on a Dream" got a lot of exposure recently in a Honda commercial.

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Credit: Danny ClinchBruce Springsteen and the E Street Band are two shows through a three-concert engagement at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, and so far, the run of dates has been one for the record books.

According to the respected Springsteen fan site Backstreets.com, the Boss' gig on Thursday night clocked in at just under four hours, making it the longest one he's ever played in the U.S.

The previous longest? That took place on Tuesday, at the first of Bruce's scheduled MetLife Stadium concerts, which ran three hours and 52 minutes. Thursday, Springsteen and the E Street Band played a career-spanning 33-song set that included a guest appearance by Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello on three tunes. During the show, Bruce dedicated "My City of Ruins" to the earthquake victims in Italy.

In addition, NJ.com reports Bruce acknowledged that the Thursday was "Born to Run birthday day" -- that is, the 41st anniversary of the classic album's release. During the concert's finale, "Jersey Girl," Springsteen brought a couple who just got engaged at the show onto the stage.

Speaking of birthdays, Bruce's marathon feat is even more impressive when you consider he turns 67 September 23.

Springsteen and the E Street Band's third MetLife Stadium concert is scheduled for this Tuesday, August 30, although they'll perform first at Chicago's United Center on Sunday. Bruce's The River Tour 2016 is scheduled wind down on September 14 in Foxborough, Massachusetts.

Incidentally, Springsteen longest concert of all time, according to Backstreets.com, happened on July 31, 2012, in Helsinki, Finland.  That one  ran four hours and five minutes.

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Credit: Kirk WestThe new Allman Brothers Band spinoff group Les Brers has added a series of five fall dates to their previously announced U.S. tour itinerary. The new shows, which all take place in the Northeast, kick off on October 12 in Brooklyn, New York, and run through an October 16 concert in Westbury, New York.

Les Brers also have four previously reported gigs in New England next month. The band's most recent performance was August 11 at the Allman Brothers-curated Peach Music Festival in Scranton, Pennsylvania. The group's members joined forces with String Cheese Incident at the event to create a one-off collective dubbed Allman Brothers Family Incident.

The Les Brers lineup features founding Allman Brothers Band drummers Butch Trucks and Jaimoe, longtime Allmans bassist Oteil Burbridge and percussionist Marc Quinones, and ex-Allman Brothers guitarist Jack Pierson. The group also includes frequent ABB guest keyboardist Bruce Katz, veteran guitarist Pat Bergeson and singer Lamar Williams Jr., whose late father played bass with the Allmans during the 1970s.

The band takes its name from "Les Brers in A Minor," a song featured on The Allmans Brothers' classic 1972 album, Eat a Peach.

Here are all of Les Brers' upcoming U.S. concerts:

9/7 -- Ridgefield, CT, Ridgefield Playhouse
9/8 -- Hampton Beach, NH, Casino Ballroom
9/9 -- Boston, MA, House of Blues
9/10 -- Rutland, VT, Paramount Theatre
10/12 -- Brooklyn, NY, Brooklyn Bowl
10/13 -- Montclair, NJ, Wellmont Theater
10/14 -- Philadelphia, PA, The Fillmore
10/15 -- Lancaster, PA, Chameleon Club
10/16 -- Westbury, NY, NCYB Theater at Westbury

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Andrew Lipovsky/NBCBarbra Streisand stopped by The Tonight Show Thursday to plug her new Broadway tribute album, Encore: Movie Partners Sing Broadway. and while there, she joined "Donald Trump" -- played by host Jimmy Fallon -- for a duet on "Anything You Can Do, I Can Do Better."

Fallon, in character as the Republican presidential nominee, opened the song by promising that he and Streisand will "make duets great again." In one verse, Jimmy's Trump crows, "Any wall you can build, I can build better."

In another verse, 74-year-old Streisand sang, "I can vote for Hillary," adding, "She's going to win huge."

"That is really, really low," the fake Trump responded, to which Barbra countered, "Are you talking about me, or your latest poll numbers?"

During an interview later, Streisand told Fallon that after 50 years in show business, people still mispronounce her last name -- the second "s" is soft. After learning that Siri -- Apple's computerized personal assistant -- also got it wrong, Barbra explained she went straight to the head of Apple, Tim Cook, and asked him to take care of it. He agreed, and Streisand said the pronunciation will be changed with the next update, on September 30. 

Afterwards, Streisand was joined by one of her duet partners on the album -- and Fallon's other guest on the show, former 30 Rock star Alec Baldwin -- for a performance of "The Best Thing that Has Happened."

Encore: Movie Partners Sing Broadway will be available Friday.

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Courtesy of MSO PRSince founding Eagles singer/guitarist Glenn Frey's death this past January, the band's remaining members have focused on various other musical endeavors. Bassist Timothy B. Schmit recently announced plans to release a new solo album called Leap of Faith in September, and a song from the record titled "Red Dirt Road" has now premiered on the Rolling Stone Country website.

Schmit tells the magazine that the track's title is a reference to the soil found on the Hawaiian island of Kauai.

"There's some rich, deep soil there," he explains. "You have a good chance of growing a plumeria tree by just sticking a branch of a plumeria into the ground. It's unbelievable. That was the motivation."

The 68-year-old Rock and Roll Hall of Famer adds that the song itself is "about trying to enjoy your life. You can go about your daily business and see it from sunup to sundown -- and see it in the best light possible, too -- and then just enjoy yourself."

Musically, "Red Dirt Road" boasts elements of various Americana genres, including traditional folk, bluegrass and Cajun, and features accordion played by famed Brian Wilson collaborator Van Dyke Parks.

Leap of Faith, a follow-up to Schmit's 2009 album Expando, will be released on September 23.

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