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GUNS N' ROSES bassist and New York Times best-selling author Duff McKagan has released "Chip Away", a new track from his much-anticipated solo album, "Tenderness". "'Chip Away' is somewhat of a rail against cable news and divisive agendas… all for the almighty dollar," says McKagan. "The song also highlights the fact that history repeats itself over and over, and that we will all get past this, together." "Chip Away" follows the recent release of lead track "Tenderness" and both songs are available as instant downloads when pre-ordering "Tenderness" ahead of its May 31 release. The full track listing for "Tenderness" is as follows: 01. Tenderness 02. It's Not Too Late 03. Wasted Heart 04. Falling Down 05. Last September 06. Chip Away 07. Cold Outside 08. Feel 09. Breaking Rocks 10. Parkland 11. Don't Look Behind You Also available for pre-order is a special limited-edition "Tenderness" deluxe book, which includes the album on 180-gram yellow-and-red starburst vinyl, the CD, and features an exclusive lithograph signed and numbered by McKagan. The hard cover book contains 40-pages of photos from the recording sessions and also presents liner notes written by Duff detailing his experiences with each song and the project as a whole. The vinyl features 10 tracks and a unique sequence carefully selected by McKagan and the album's Grammy-winning producer Shooter Jennings, while the CD includes 11 tracks. "Tenderness" sees McKagan reflecting on his experiences traveling the globe over two and a half years on GUNS N' ROSES' "Not In This Lifetime" tour. Encountering heartbreak, anger, fear, confusion and divide on his travels during this tumultuous time in our world history, McKagan channeled a collective hurt into songs of monolithic power. "We're becoming divided at a time when we need each other most," says McKagan. "When huge industries get replaced because of modernization, it's time to retrain and bolster up those who get swept aside. Homelessness and drug addiction are avoidable in this country if we come together and get private and public cogs turning together in a positive direction. We can at least try to tackle mental illness while we're at it. But alas, we stump and lie, point fingers and divide. We're way better than this. As a father, I must say and do something now because I love my girls and my wife, and I love my country, and I feel I must be strong and use my voice now, do it while I'm able or perhaps never get a chance ever again." McKagan and Jennings began recording "Tenderness" a year ago this month, working out of Station House studios, located in Echo Park, California, where they wrote and recorded in-between McKagan's tour with seminal rock band GUNS N' ROSES and the release of Jennings's eponymous album, "Shooter". "Tenderness" features Jennings and his band along with appearances by The Waters and The Suicide Horn Section (which features Duff's brother Matt McKagan on trombone), amongst others. Twelve months later, they're gearing up to take these songs on the road for a North American tour that kicks off May 30 at TLA in Philadelphia. Prior to the tour's launch, Los Angeles-based fans can catch McKagan and Jennings discussing the album and giving a special performance at the Grammy Museum in downtown L.A. Tour dates: May 30 - Philadelphia, PA @ TLA May 31 - Washington DC @ City Winery Jun. 01 - Boston, MA @ City Winery Jun. 03 - New York, NY @ Irving Plaza Jun. 06 - Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall Jun. 08 - Nashville, TN @ The Cannery Jun. 10 - Austin, TX @ Scoot Inn Jun. 13 - Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theater Jun. 14 - San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall Jun. 15 - Portland, OR @ Aladdin Jun. 16 - Seattle, WA @ The Showbox [youtube] [youtube]

ABKCO Films in collaboration with Screenvision Media, a national leader in cinema advertising, announced today ticket availability for "The Rolling Stones Rock And Roll Circus". Theatre screenings for the iconic 1968 concert show will take place April 1, 3, 4, and 5 in select theaters nationwide, including markets such as New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Dallas. The live concert special's restoration has been sourced from the 35mm internegative and will be presented in both Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos sound. The Dolby Vision laser projection system delivers astonishing brightness, incomparable contrast, and captivating color that more closely matches what the human eye can see. Dolby Atmos places and moves sounds anywhere in the Dolby Cinema, including overhead, to make audiences feel they are truly attending "The Rolling Stones Rock And Roll Circus". Together, Dolby Cinema's combination of powerful image and sound technologies creates an engaging, multi-sensorial cinema, and concert, experience for viewers. Through 2019 technology, the audience is whisked back to 1968. The 4K restoration beautifully captures and recreates this historic event, creating a truly unique and immersive experience that fans won't be able to get anywhere else. Directed by Michael Lindsay-Hogg, "The Rolling Stones Rock And Roll Circus" was originally conceived as a BBC special and was filmed before a live London audience in 1968. The film centers around the original lineup of THE ROLLING STONES — Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Brian Jones, Charlie Watts and Billy Wyman — who serve as the show's hosts and featured attraction. It stars the band performing fan favorite classics like "Jumpin' Jack Flash" and "You Can't Always Get What You Want", as well as extraordinary live performances by THE WHO, JETHRO TULL, and more. This performance marks the first musical concert in which John Lennon performed before an audience outside THE BEATLES, as part of supergroup THE DIRTY MAC, which also included music legends Eric Clapton, Keith Richards and Mitch Mitchell. "The Rolling Stone Rock And Roll Circus" is also the only time Tony Iommi of BLACK SABBATH performed with JETHRO TULL, and the last time Brian Jones would perform with THE ROLLING STONES in front of an audience. Iommi joined JETHRO TULL in December 1968 after leaving EARTH, his pre-BLACK SABBATH band with Geezer Butler, Bill Ward and Ozzy Osbourne. After performing with JETHRO TULL at "The Rolling Stones Rock And Roll Circus", Iommi quickly came back to EARTH. "I learned quite a lot from [JETHRO TULL's Ian Anderson], I must say," Iommi later said. "I learned that you have got to work at it. You have to rehearse. When I came back and I got [EARTH] back together, I made sure everybody was up early in the morning and rehearsing. I used to go and pick them up. I was the only one at the time that could drive. I used to have to drive the bloody van and get them up at quarter to nine every morning, which was, believe me, early for us then. I said to them, 'This is how we have got to do it because this is how JETHRO TULL did it.'" "We are thrilled to share the incredible 'The Rolling Stones Rock And Roll Circus' with moviegoers and music fans for this limited engagement," said Darryl Schaffer, executive vice president of operations and exhibitor relations, Screenvision Media. "We think it's the perfect time to answer fans' excitement and give them an unforgettable concert experience from the comfort of their local movie theatres." For more information on "The Rolling Stones Rock And Roll Circus" or to purchase tickets, visit [youtube]

Jack Osbourne took to his Instagram over the weekend to post a video of his daughters — Andy Rose, 3, Pearl Clementine, 6, and Minnie Theodora, 13 months — performing "Crazy Train" for their grandfather, Ozzy Osbourne. Ozzy's wife and Jack's mother, Sharon Osbourne shared the clip on Tuesday's (March 19) episode of her CBS daytime talk show "The Talk". "Did you see the way Andy sneaks in. She starts the headbanging," said Sharon. "They did that to make their papa feel better." Co-host Sara Gilbert added, "No question, those are Osbournes." Andy, Pearl and Minnie's mother is Lisa Stelly, whose divorce from Jack was finalized earlier this month. Stelly filed for divorce from the 33-year-old in May 2018 after nearly seven years of marriage. After news of the divorce broke, Jack shared a statement to Instagram addressing their split, writing, "So the news about us separating has probably come as a bit of a shock to everyone. But we just want to clear the air and share with you what's going on. "First and foremost, we absolutely still love each other," the statement continued. "Our family is the most important thing in our lives, and we tried everything we could for many years to make this work. What's best for our family right now is that we separate lovingly, and remain best friends who are committed to raising our children together." Last September, Sharon said that she was "very, very sad" about her son's divorce. "She's a good girl," Sharon told "The Howard Stern Show". "And the thing is it just didn't work. They love each other, [but] they can't live with each other." Jack and Lisa married in 2012 and experienced a late-term miscarriage in 2013. The couple have faced other hurdles, including Jack's multiple sclerosis diagnosis. Before getting engaged, Jack and Lisa had been dating for only four months, according to Britain's Daily Mail. [youtube] View this post on Instagram

??! These girls are hilarious. #crazytrain #papa

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PERRY FARRELL'S KIND HEAVEN ORCHESTRA, BRING ME THE HORIZON and CHEVELLE are among the newly confirmed artists for this year's Lollapalooza festival, set to take place August 1-4 at Grant Park in Chicago. The festival announced 181 bands and artists Wednesday. Daily lineups will be announced at a later date, the festival said. Four-day passes ($340) are on sale at One-day tickets ($130) are not yet available. Also scheduled to appear are THE STOKES, TWENTY ONE PILOTS, Gary Clark Jr., DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE, THE REVIVALISTS, TENACIOUS D, SLASH FEATURING MYLES KENNEDY AND THE CONSPIRATORS, BAD SUNS and FANTASTIC NEGRITO, among others. Slash and TENACIOUS D's participation in the event was revealed last night via a 13-minute video featuring adoptable dogs from Chicago's PAWS organization. Started by JANE'S ADDICTION frontman Perry Farrell in 1991, Lollapalooza is a touring festival that has stops in Chile, Brazil, Germany, Sweden, Argentina and France. It also has an annual event in Chicago that began in 2005.

MÖTLEY CRÜE's 1985 hit "Home Sweet Home" and THE WHO's "Baba O'Riley" are featured in the trailer for season three of Netflix's Emmy-nominated series "Stranger Things". Set in the 1980s, the supernatural drama follows the residents of a small Indiana town in the aftermath of a boy's mysterious disappearance. The cast includes Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard, Noah Schnapp, Millie Bobby Brown, Caleb McLaughlin, Gaten Matarazzo, Cara Buono, Natalia Dyer, Charlie Heaton, Joe Keery, Dacre Montgomery, Sadie Sink, Sean Astin and Paul Reiser. "Stranger Things" quickly became a cultural phenomenon when it premiered on Netflix in July 2016. According to Nielsen, the season two premiere in 2017 attracted 15.8 million viewers within its first three days of launching, and that at least four million U.S. viewers watched every episode of the season. The third seasons of "Stranger Things" will premiere on July 4. "Home Sweet Home" charted at No. 89 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. The song ranked No. 12 on VH1's chart of the greatest power ballads of all time. [youtube]