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Bruce Springsteen's Howard Stern Interview Streaming On HBO

Bruce Springsteen's recent interview from SiriusXM's The Howard Stern is now streaming on HBO and HBO Max.

According to the announcement:

The interview features over two hours of intimate, in-depth conversation between Howard Stern and Bruce, taking a candid look at Springsteen's musical, professional and personal journey.

The interview features several in-studio performances on acoustic guitar and piano, with Bruce explaining the genesis behind many of his most beloved hits including, "Thunder Road," "The Rising," "Born To Run," and many more.

They also discuss Springsteen's new studio album Only The Strong Survive, a collection of 15 soul music gems recently released by Columbia Records.

During the chat with Howard Stern, Springsteen spoke about enjoying a 50-year-relationship with his audience: "Y'know, I've got a sizable audience that's -- thankfully -- still interested in what's interesting me, but your job as Marty Scorsese, I think it was, once said, 'The job of the artist is to make the audience care about your obsessions.' And the progression of that conversation is essential."

RM Drops Star-Studded Track List For 'Indigo'

RM will have some star-studded collaborations on his debut solo album, Indigo.

According to the BTS rapper's Instagram, the LP will feature 10 tracks including "YUN (with Erykah Badu" and "Still Life (with Anderson Paak)."

The lead single "Wild Flower (with youjeen)" drops Friday (December 2nd).

Billie Eilish Is 'Really Happy' With Her New Boyfriend, Jesse Rutherford

Billie Eilish opened up about her boyfriend, Jesse Rutherford, in her sixth annual Vanity Fair interview.

The 20-year-old star told the outlet that she's "really happy" with the 32-year-old The Neighborhood frontman.

She said, "I managed to get my life to a point where I not only was known by a person that I thought was the hottest f—ing f—er alive, but pulled his ass. Are we kidding me? Can we just claps round of applause for me? Thank you! Jesse Rutherford, everyone."

After six consecutive Vanity Fair interviews, Eilish said that she's probably going to start taking breaks between years.

Kanye West Walks Out Of Tim Pool's Timcast IRL Podcast

Kanye West walked out of a live interview during a discussion about recent comments he made about Jewish people. According to XXL, Ye, along with Nick Fuentes and Milo Yiannopoulos appeared on Tim Pool's Timcast IRL.

During the interview, Ye opened up about his dinner with Donald Trump, Pool asked Kanye about his thought process when it comes to Jewish people and he responded, "Have you ever heard the term, 'The Black vote'? So, it's OK to put us in one net, but it's not OK for me to put them in one net?"

Then around the show's 15-minute mark, Ye threatened to walk off the show if he had to defend his thoughts on Jewish people. He said, "I'm literally gonna walk the f-off the show if I'm sitting up here having to, you know, talk about, 'You can'y say that it was Jewish people that did it,' when every sensible person knows that."

Before leaving the show, Ye went on to claim he believes that God is taking everything away from him in oder for him to be used as an empty vessel. Pool responded, "I think they've been extremely unfair to you." West responded, "Who is 'they,' though?" Pool said, "Corporate press. I don't use the word as the way, I guess, you guys use." Fuentes chimed in, "It is them, though, isn't it?" Pool responded, "No, it's not." Kanye responded, "What do you mean it's not?"

At this point, Kanye walked out of the room. Pool said in response, "He's gone. I'll say it right now: You guys want to bring that stuff up, and then think we're not gonna have a conversation?"

According to TMZ, later on during the podcast, a producer said Ye, Milo and Nick all left together in a car. Ye apparently told producers he wasn't angry with Tim, but his issue was getting cut off.

Rolling Stones Fans Petitioning For 1969 Live Tapes To Be Released

A petition to see the release of a trio of professionally recorded soundboards from the Rolling Stones' November 1969 Madison Square Garden stand has nearly met its goal of 2,500 signatures. Two of the shows were briefly available online as a copyright protection drops before being yanked prior to the masses being able to download them.

In addition to tracks recorded from the band's November 26th, 1969 gig at the Baltimore Civic Center, the 1970 Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out: The Rolling Stones In Concert album was culled from the Stones' November 27th and 28th MSG performances. In 1970, there was extensive post-production added to the raw tapes by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards at London's Olympic Studios.

According to the petition, which at press time was at 2,061 signatures:

We, in the Rolling Stones fan-base community are strongly advocating for a release of a potential box set containing all three of the professionally recorded shows from Madison Square Garden utilized for the Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out live in-concert album. Glyn Johns, legendary engineer and producer who recorded these brilliant performances on 11/27/69 & 11/28/69, was fortunate to capture the Rolling Stones at the peak of their powers. By the time they reached the east coast, the Stones had played over a dozen shows and were musically tight and commanding.

By all accounts, from fans and critics alike, the Madison Square Garden shows were arguably the best performed shows of the '69 US tour.

We, in the Stones fan-base community have longed to hear all three of the MSG shows (minus the excessive vocal/instrumental overdubs & extraneous editing), released in excellent quality, exactly as they were played in order to experience a true representation of being at a Rolling Stones concert in 1969! Why release all three MSG shows- given that there was minor variability in the setlists?

20 years after the fact, Keith Richards looked back at the Stones' '69 North American tour as the road trek that brought about the band's modern era: "Suddenly you had to work with P.A. systems. Instead of playing full-blast just bro try to penetrate the audience, then suddenly -- it's back to learning how to play onstage again. So for us, it was all like a school again, the '69 tour."

To view the petition, log on to: https://tinyurl.com/27z6cp7y

George Harrison Remembered

It was 21 years ago today (November 29th, 2001) that George Harrison died after a long battle with cancer, at age 58. Harrison, the first of the Beatles to embrace Eastern philosophies and culture, will also be remembered for his humanitarian efforts, such as his 1971 Concert For Bangladesh for famine relief. November 29th also marks the 20th anniversary of the all star Royal Albert Hall tribute show for Harrison, The Concert For George. The concert, which was organized by Eric Clapton, featured heartfelt performances by Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Jeff Lynne, and Billy Preston, among many others.

Over 52 years since All Things Must Pass took the rock world by storm, its golden anniversary expanded reissue reminded people of the power of George Harrison's post-Beatles debut. Harrison's All Things Must Pass "50th Anniversary Edition" was released in a revamped and expanded set that paired the main album with assorted session outtakes and jams. In addition to the original album, the new collection features 42 previously unreleased demos and outtakes.

The 50th anniversary edition of All Things Must Pass topped the Billboard Top Rock Albums, Catalog Albums, and Tastemakers charts; hit Number Two on the magazine's Top Album Sales and Vinyl Albums charts, and peaked at Number Seven on the all-important Billboard 200 albums chart. As with all the Harrison reissues, son Dhani Harrison, supervised the recent box set. Both Olivia and Dhani shared the Grammy Award for Best Boxed Or Special Limited Edition Package.

In 2012, the Martin Scorsese HBO documentary George Harrison: Living In The Material World snagged two awards at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards ceremony held at L.A.'s Nokia Theatre. The critically acclaimed doc won the prizes for Outstanding Nonfiction Special and Outstanding Directing for Nonfiction Programming.

Now available is the officially sanctioned psychedelic George Harrison replica Fender Stratocaster, dubbed. "Rocky." The guitar, which sells for $1,999, is based on the exact specs of the sonic blue Strat Harrison received -- along with John Lennon -- in time for the Beatles' fall 1965 Rubber Soul sessions. The guitar went on to be featured on Revolver, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, Magical Mystery Tour, the "White Album," and Let It Be.

Harrison was most famously seen playing the "Rocky" Strat during the "Fab Four's" legendary 1967 worldwide televised performance of "All You Need Is Love," the Magical Mystery Tour film, and was used extensively on stage during his sole North American solo tour in 1974.

During his solo career, Harrison re-rigged "Rocky" for exclusive use as a slide guitar.

Following George Harrison's 2001 death, an obviously distraught Paul McCartney met the press outside his Sussex, England home and spoke lovingly about his original friend in the Beatles: "He was a lovely man, I love him dearly. I grew up with him and I like to remember all the great times we had together in Liverpool and with the Beatles and ever since, really. Great sense of humor -- I was lucky enough to see him a couple of weeks ago and he was still laughing and joking. Very brave man, and I'm just privileged to have known him, and I love him like he's my brother. It's a very sad day for me and for a lot of people, but I think he would have wanted us to get on and be loving and remember him as the great man he was."

After the Beatles split in 1970, Harrison's solo career kicked off with the Number One hit "My Sweet Lord" and the Number One album All Things Must Pass. He was also responsible for organizing 1971's The Concert For Bangladesh, which was the first major rock fundraiser, which paved the way for countless other music-supported benefits over the years.

Harrison wrote such Beatles classics as "Don't Bother Me," "I Need You," "You Like Me Too Much," "Think For Yourself," "If I Needed Someone," "Taxman," "I Want To Tell You," "Love You To," "Within You, Without You," "Blue Jay Way," "It's Only A Northern Song," "It's All Too Much," "The Inner Light," "While My Guitar Gently Weeps," "Piggies" "Long, Long, Long," "Savoy Truffle," "I Me Mine," "For You Blue," "Old Brown Shoe," "Something," and "Here Comes The Sun," among others.

Other solo hits included "What Is Life," "Bangla Desh," "Give Me Love (Give Me Peace On Earth)," "Dark Horse," "You," "This Song," "Crackerbox Palace," "Blow Away," "All Those Years Ago," and his 1987 comeback single "Got My Mind Set On You," which is the last solo Number One single by any former Beatle to date.

In 1971, Harrison produced Ringo Starr's initial solo singles "It Don't Come Easy" and "Back Off Boogaloo," as well also co-writing Starr's first Number One hit "Photograph" with him in 1973.

Shortly after his return to the spotlight in 1987, Harrison co-founded the supergroup the Traveling Wilburys with Bob Dylan, Roy Orbison, Jeff Lynne and Tom Petty. In 1991 he undertook a brief tour of Japan with Eric Clapton and his band.

His widow Olivia Harrison has led a successful reissue campaign of the Harrison solo catalogue, including a recent box set of the Traveling Wilburys material. An upcoming collection featuring highlights of Harrison's sole North American solo tour from 1974 is said to be in the works for the near future. Olivia also served as the executive producer for the Living In The Material World documentary.


George Harrison admitted that he felt that it was all downhill for the Beatles as a band following their early Hamburg days: "In the Beatles, I think the sad bit came when we got famous. Because before that, we played all them clubs, little clubs all over the place and in -- particularly in Germany, we played months and months in these nightclubs. We played eight hours a night. Then it was good, cause you were just. . . everybody was just dancing and drinking, the band was up there just drinking and playing and, y'know, there was no big emphasis on how groovy you were."

Although Harrison was thought to be a bit of a hermit during his post-Beatles years, he explained that nothing could be further from the truth: "I just didn't go places where the press hang out and there was no point doing interviews because there was nothing really to say. That's how I got that Howard Hughes sort of image, because they just thought, 'Oh, well, he never goes out.' They said, 'He never goes out' -- but I go out all the time. I just don't go out and hang out in the nightclubs or wherever the press go."

Harrison was so turned off by the critical slamming he received for his lone solo North American tour in 1974, that he didn't hit the road again until 1991. Harrison shed some light on the back-story to the legendary trek: "I hadn't finished my album, with the rehearsal, my voice was going -- you pick up a guitar and start singing eight to 10 hours a day. . . It was tough, I was, like, getting behind myself, and that's just the way it happened. But it was still brilliant because that band was unbelievable. And I've got live stuff of that and I play it to people and they say, "Ah, that's great!'"

Harrison chose to sit out a substantial part of the '80s, letting half a decade lapse between 1982's Gone Troppo and 1987's Cloud Nine. He admitted that for the most part, the sounds of the new decade turned him off: "There's certain music and sounds and music which I like and there are certain things I can't stand. I can't just tell you what it is that I hate, but there's a lot of clatter going on. We call 'clattering and banging' that's been going on musically, y'know, for a while."

Upon his return to the charts in 1987 Harrison revealed why he had abandoned recording for a five-year-stretch: "Y'know, the record business goes through all kind of different stages, and last time I made an album, they were so busy getting opinions from people on the side of the street on what's supposed to be a hit song. Y'know, that's what they tell me: 'A hit single is love lost or gained between 13 and 21-year-olds.' Now, what kind of chance does that give me? So I, y'know, I'll just go gardening for a bit."

Harrison explained that the late-'80s supergroup the Traveling Wilburys came to be almost by accident -- with help from Jeff Lynne -- when his record label demanded a new B-side for his latest single: "I was in Los Angeles and he was producing Roy Orbison and we were having dinner one night and I said, 'I'm gonna have to write a song and just do it',' y'know? And we were saying 'Where can we get a studio?' And he said, 'Well, maybe Bob' -- 'cause he's got this little studio in his garage. And it was that instant, y'know, we just went back to his house, phoned up Bob, he said 'Sure, come on over.' Tom Petty had my guitar and said, when I went to pick it up, he said, 'Ah, I was wondering what I was gonna do tomorrow,' and Roy said, 'Well give us a call tomorrow if you're gonna do anything, 'I'd love to come along.'"

After his 1999 stabbing by a delusional assailant from which he suffered a collapsed lung, among other injuries, in this clip featured in the new Living In The Material World documentary, Harrison spoke candidly about facing his own mortality: "I had an experience, where, y'know, if you have something happen to you physically, then people can go in hospital or have something wrong with them, or have a shock or something like that, and then you think, 'Wow, yeah, I could be dying now.' Now if I was dying now, what would I think? What would I miss? If I had to leave my body, y'know, in an hour's time -- what is it that I would miss? I think, 'I've got a son who needs a father, I have to stick around for him as long as I can.' But other than that, I can't think of much reason to be here (laughs)."


We asked Olivia Harrison if George ever felt hurt by some of the negative reviews his solo work garnered due to much of it dealing with God and religion: "I don't know. I don't think he cared. He wrote what he felt, what he wanted to write. And recently I heard an interview (and) he said, 'Y'know, sometimes you mention God, or you mention the word 'Lord' and it makes people's hair curl.' And he said, 'Maybe I served some useful purpose (laughs).'"

We asked Olivia how she thought George would have made sense of the post-9/11 world: "Y'know he died in 2001, in November, and you know what events took prior to that, and he was pretty horrified and very sad. And I think his solution to everything was to go inside and be part of the solution. And he used to say, 'For a forest to be green each tree must be green.' And I think he'd really taken to keeping his own house in order."

The Harrisons' son, 40-year-old Dhani, is now a musician in his own right and has also teamed up with singer/songwriters Ben Harper and Joseph Arthur to form the "emo" supergroup, Fistful Of Mercy. He also fronts his own band thenewno2 (PRONOUNCED: "The New Number Two"), and has recently released his first proper studio set, titled In Parallel. Dhani has gone on to become the only "Beatle kid" to take an active interest in the Beatles' company Apple by spearheading the production of the recent Beatles: Rock Band game. He told us that he doesn't feel being the son of a Beatle is in any way a burden, and that his father influenced the way he feels about most things -- especially music: "I wouldn't change my life for anything, I love being who I am. And I feel a lot of my dad, the way I sound now to myself, the way I whine on about stuff and bang on about the music industry, and this that and the other -- I sound just like my dad. And now I know why he was so bitter about (laughs). . . because having seen what my dad showed me, he was just so not impressed by anything (or) anyone that was anything but real."

In 2007, Harrison's first wife Pattie Boyd published her memoir on her marriages to Harrison and Eric Clapton titled Wonderful Tonight: George Harrison, Eric Clapton And Me. Boyd was amazed at what a loving and supportive family Harrison had away from the madness of "Beatlemania": "They were so warm as a family and really were most inviting and kind to me, and I was very fond of them. And I'm still in touch with Harry, George's eldest brother. And so I had spent a lot of time with him and his wife Irene, and with (his brother) Pete and his wife and their children. So. . . we all grew up together."

Boyd says that Harrison's infatuation with Hinduism, spiritual topics, and Indian music was his attempt to seek out the "bigger picture": "He had a bit of difficulty understanding why he -- this little boy from Liverpool -- had been selected to be so famous. And he didn't understand the fame and he thought that maybe Eastern philosophy could give him some sort of idea or clue as to why he had been chosen."

Boyd explained to us that she needed to write an honest warts and all portrayal of her marriage to Harrison: "I couldn't actually write a book and pretend I wasn't married to George -- or, also pretend that things were so wonderful in our lives you would wonder why we split up. I don't think I've been cruel, I think I've been realistic. We were under 30, y'know, we were really young. And also the pressure of George's fame and beauty; all these things came into our lives and it was difficult. Y'know, it was difficult for him, difficult for me to sustain this original fun that we used to have together."

It was at John Lennon's urging that George Harrison receive his first original Beatles A-side with 1969's "Something" -- which shared double A-side status with Lennon's own Abbey Road classic "Come Together." Prior to the album's release in September 1969, Lennon was full of praise for "Something": "I think we'll probably put 'Something' out as a single out there (in the U.S.) I think that's about the best track on the album, actually -- George's track. And they had it. . . Y'know how they always get our records before they're out over there, somehow, and they were playing ‘Something' so much. They had an advance thing of it. They're red hot for it over there, so we'll probably release it over there as a single. I don't know what'll happen here."

Badfinger's Joey Molland spoke of what a solid contributor Harrison was in the studio when producing the band's 1971 Straight Up album -- and their Top 10 hit, "Day After Day": "Y'know, the ideas he had were ideas that we liked, so it wasn't difficult to get in line with him. He wasn't afraid to pick up the guitar, George, and work on it himself, y'know -- right with you, right there in the studio."

Longtime Beatles confidante and solo session bassist Klaus Voormann says that he was never more proud of Harrison than when he took charge of The Concert For Bangladesh concert at the urging of friend Ravi Shankar: "I really appreciated in later days that he actually went in front of that audience on the Bangladesh concert, because he did it for his friends. That he actually went up there and talked to an audience. I think it must've been about the first time that he's ever done this. Y'see, a few things in English, or a few things in German on a stage where it didn't matter is a big difference than to an audience where he knew it's going to be filmed and it's going to be used to talk to an audience."

One of Harrison's closest friends, Eric Clapton, was on hand to witness the birth of one of Harrison's greatest Beatles-era classics: "It was one of those beautiful spring mornings, and I think it was April, and we were just walking through the (laughs) garden with our guitars -- and that, I don't do that! Y'know, I only ever do. . . This is what George brought to the situation. He was just a magical guy and he would show up with his guitar, get out of the car with the guitar, and come in and you'd start playing. And we walked around the garden and sat down at the bottom of the garden, looking out and the sun was shining and it was a beautiful morning and he started to sing 'Here Comes The Sun.' The opening lines, y'know?"

Clapton said that it might have taken Harrison's death to show people just how great he really was: "The best thing that came out of his passing was that we all got to remember exactly what he'd contributed, y'know, as much as any of the other guys -- and maybe more so, because it was an individual achievement. Y'know, Lennon and McCartney's one thing and Paul's one thing and John's -- I think George, in my opinion, I found his work the most accessible and strongest for me to tune into."

Around the time of the Wilburys' debut set, Jeff Lynne and George Harrison talked about how the album's closer "End Of The Line" came about: (Jeff Lynne): "George actually came up with the idea for it, like, the main chord sequence and we all contributed words to it. Little bits were put in by other people, like Tom (Petty) and Bob (Dylan) put a few of the chords in, as well. But George came in with the original idea of it." (George Harrison): "Just the (sings) 'jing-jingy-jing' -- I mean, back to my roots, skiffle, really (laughs). But, also, I mean, I was trying to think of. . . well, that's the good thing when there's other people in a group. And I was trying to think of the song that would feel a bit like something of a Bob Dylan tune, so naturally, I got on 'D'-- the chord 'D' -- all the guitar players know will know that, and you go (sings) 'jing-jinga-jing'"

Not long before his recent death, Tom Petty credited George Harrison for teaching him how to play the ukulele during the 1988 sessions for the first Traveling Wilburys album: "Yeah, he taught me to play and gave me a ukulele years ago. And, of course, we were close friends for a lot of years, and we did a lot of ukulele playing. It was kinda fun. They're really fun little things, which I, I never would've known if it weren't for George. I'm still grateful that he taught me how to play it."

Toto guitarist Steve Lukather recalled developing a dream-come-true friendship with Harrison in the 1990's while out in California: "He started calling me all the time, like every time he was in L.A. He played me 'Free As A Bird' way before it came out, and he would tell me stories of all the Beatles stuff from his point of. . . As a matter of fact he signed a thing for me, he signed all the Beatles names, he goes, 'That's what we all used to do.' So a lot of the Beatles' signatures are all one guy doing everybody's signatures -- they all learned how to do everybody's signature because back in the early days that had to sign thousands and thousands of things."

Olivia Harrison told us that George learned to balance his often hectic and surreal life through spirituality: "Y'know, he was a wild guy too. He was spiritual and he was living in the material world too. And whether he was bad or good or crabby or happy -- whatever he was, he always tried to do it with a consciousness that would keep him safe."

Ringo Starr spoke about his final meeting with Harrison only weeks before his death: "The last weeks of George's life, he was in Switzerland and I went to see him -- and he was very ill. Y'know, he could only lay down. And while he was being ill and I'd come to see him, I was going to Boston, 'cause my daughter had a brain tumor. And I said, 'Well, I've got to go, I've got to go to Boston,' and he goes (laughs, holds back tears) -- it's the last words I heard him say, actually, and he said, 'Do you me to come with ya?' (Laughs tearfully) I thought, 'God.' So, that's the incredible side of George."

Olivia Harrison spoke about the ultimate moment of George's passing: "There was a profound experience that happened when he left his body. It was visible. Let's just say, you wouldn't need to light the room if you were trying to film it. He just. . . he just lit the room."

Megan Thee Stallion Is The First Black Woman To Cover Forbes' '30 Under 30'

Megan Thee Stallion is the first black woman to cover Forbes' 30 Under 30 issue. The 27 year old made $13 million in 2022 through royalties, ticket sales, merch, and endorsements.

On her success, she said, "I can't slow down right now. I'll take a break when I'm dead. I'm trying to really build something. When I start sitting, I feel like I'm not doing enough or I'm giving somebody else the opportunity to pass me."

She continued, "I want to be bigger than just my music. I want people to know Megan as everything that she ever wanted to be. Megan the artist. I feel I've always liked to dabble and dab in a lot of different things, and I feel like I got that from my mom and my dad. My dad was a street guy, he was an entrepreneur, he had his own clothing line. My mother, I watched her go to work nine-to-five every day, and come home and write songs. And take me to the studio, and be a mom, and be just a good woman in general."

Miley Cyrus And Maxx Morando Still 'Going Strong'

Miley Cyrus and Maxx Morando appear to still be "going strong."

The singer and the Liily's drummer were spotted enjoying brunch at Le Café de la Plague in Malibu on November 27th.

A source recently told E! News that after a year of dating, the two are "still going strong and their relationship is very serious," adding that the entire Cyrus family loves them together.

Peter Frampton Documentary In The Works

Peter Frampton has revealed a career-spanning documentary is in the works. Frampton, who just played his final farewell dates in Europe, published his memoir Do You Feel Like I Do? back in 2020, has been forced to slowly quit the road upon discovering he's suffering from a degenerative muscle disease called Inclusion-Body Myositus (IBM), that slowly weakens the body's muscles.

Frampton, who's now 72, shed light on the new project to Classic Rock, explaining, "We are in the process of making a documentary. Covid messed with us, obviously. We stopped, and now we're waiting for the final funding to be able to continue. There was a rush on music documentaries and it kind of slowed down."

When pressed about a possible biopic based on his memoir, Frampton said, "I haven't been approached to do a biopic. I think it's a story that's been told before. But I might be wrong. If they ever do, I hope that Cameron (Crowe) would direct it. He knows me so well."

Back in 2000, Peter Frampton was the subject of a pretty revealing episode of VH1's Behind The Music. We asked him a while back what he made of the experience: "It's painful! I mean, you know that they're gonna go for stuff that you really don't wanna talk about -- because I prefer to talk about, obviously, the nice things (laughs), the good things -- but everybody has valleys and peaks in careers."

Quickies: Taylor Swift, Kesha, + Kim Petras!

'ANTIHERO' IS THE NEW 'SHAKE IT OFF': Taylor Swift tops the Billboard Hot 100 for the fifth week with "AntiHero". The Midnights track has surpassed "Shake It Off" to become the singer's longest running #1 hit on the chart.

KESHA THANKS FANS FOR STANDING UP TO KIM PETRAS: Kesha appeared to thank fans for getting #FreeKesha trending in response to Kim Petras proclaiming that she has "nothing to say or be ashamed of at all" for working with Dr. Luke. Social media users went after the "Unholy" singer Sunday after she defended herself for working with the producer by claiming "5000000 ppl work with him why y'all only coming at me. I have nothing to say or be ashamed of at all. go away." On Monday (November 28th), Kesha followed up with a simple "Thank You" on Twitter. The "TikTok" singer will face Dr. Luke in court early next year.

Metallica Announces New Album, Rolls Out Tour Dates

Metallica has dropped the first single from the band's upcoming album and unveiled the tour dates for a major 2023/2024 tour dubbed M72. The band's 12th album, titled 72 Seasons, drops on April 14th with the new single, titled, "Lux AEterna" translating from Latin to mean "Eternal Light."

Rolling Stone reported, "Metallica will play two nights in every city on the tour -- with set lists that won't repeat songs night to night -- and various North American dates will see support from the reunited Pantera, as well as Mammoth WVH, Five Finger Death Punch, Ice Nine Kills, and Greta Van Fleet. Tickets go on sale December 2nd."

For complete tour support act scheduling, log on to: https://tinyurl.com/ame3mpw3

James Hetfield said in a statement, "72 seasons -- the first 18 years of our lives that form our true or false selves. The concept that we were told 'who we are' by our parents. A possible pigeonholing around what kind of personality we are. I think the most interesting part of this is the continued study of those core beliefs and how it affects our perception of the world today. Much of our adult experience is a reenactment or reaction to these childhood experiences. Prisoners of childhood or breaking free of those bondages we carry."

Metallica began changing its set list nightly in 2003, with drummer Lars Ulrich telling us a while back that it keeps the show fresh: "When we started the St. Anger touring cycle, we started just changing the set every night. Up through the '90s, we got a little stuck, and it got a little rigid, and we would go out and play the same set list for six months every night. So we're really trying to just play different stuff every night. It's pretty cool."

JUST ANNOUNCED: Metallica 2023/2024 tour dates (subject to change):

April 27, 29 - Amsterdam, The Netherlands - Johan Cruijff Arena
May 17, 19 - Paris, France - Stade de France
May 26, 27, 28 - Hamburg, Germany - Volksparkstadion
June 16, 18 - Gothenburg, Sweden - Ullevi Stadium
August 4, 6 - East Rutherford, NJ - MetLife Stadium
August 11, 13 - Montreal, QC - Stade Olympique
August 18, 20 - Arlington, TX - AT&T Stadium
August 25, 27 - Inglewood, CA - SoFi Stadium
September 1, 3 - Glendale, AZ - State Farm Stadium
November 3, 5 - St. Louis, MO - The Dome at America's Center
November 10, 12 - Detroit, MI - Ford Field
May 24, 26 - Munich, Germany - Olympiastadion
June 7, 9 - Helsinki, Finland - Olympic Stadium
June 14, 16 - Copenhagen, Denmark - Parken Stadium
July 5, 7 - Warsaw, Poland - PGE Narodowy
July 12, 14 - Madrid, Spain - Estadio Cívitas Metropolitano
August 2, 4 - Foxborough, MA - Gillette Stadium
August 9, 11 - Chicago, IL - Soldier Field
August 16, 18 - Minneapolis, MN - US Bank Stadium
August 23, 25 - Edmonton, AB - Commonwealth Stadium
August 30 - Seattle, WA - Lumen Field
September 1 - Seattle, WA - Lumen Field
September 20, 22, 27, 29 2024 - Mexico City, Mexico - Foro Sol

Flashback: The Band And Friends Perform 'The Last Waltz'

It was 46 Thanksgivings ago (November 25th, 1976) that the Band played its most famous -- and final -- concert. Billed as The Last Waltz, the show at Winterland in San Francisco featured the group, along with an all-star guest list, in what became the farewell performance of the original quintet. Among the friends on the bill that night were Eric Clapton, Neil Young, Van Morrison, Ringo Starr, Ron Wood, Ronnie Hawkins, Dr. John, Muddy Waters, Neil Diamond, and Joni Mitchell. The legendary movie, directed by Martin Scorsese, opened on April 26th, 1978 and is largely believed to be the greatest big screen concert film of all time.

Band leader Robbie Robertson told us that the events leading up to the Band's swan song were truly disturbing to him: "In a certain period leading up to The Last Waltz, it felt really crazy out there. When we were in Malibu, or on the road, and everywhere, everything was distorted in life. Everything was bent. So, part of the reason, leading up to The Last Waltz, was, like, can we do this before something terrible happens?"

Robertson told us that he saw the Band parting ways -- if only temporarily -- was crucial to their personal survival: "So many people, y'know, that we knew were dying. It was a reckless, reckless period. So you say, 'Wait a minute. Let's get in a huddle here and figure out how we don't go over the cliff. What can we do? What can we do in celebration of our music, our brotherhood -- everything that we stand for. What can we do?' And then, let's shut it down."

Shortly before his death in 1999, singer-bassist Rick Danko spoke about the Band's decision to break up: "It seemed that it was time to bring it in. Y'know, it seemed like it was time to have a kinda going-out-of-business sale. I didn't really believe that we were putting it away like that -- thought we'd maybe at least release a record a year, but we didn't."

Robbie Robertson said that the intent of The Last Waltz was meant as a farewell to the road so the musicians could concentrate on recording projects: "What really happened was after The Last Waltz, people had some projects they'd been wanting to do for a while. Everybody was looking forward to the opportunity of just spreading their wings and experimenting in different areas. And everybody drifted off in these different directions, and what happened was -- 'cause that wasn't the idea -- what happened was everybody drifted off and never drifted back."

Released in 2016 released as a four-CD/Blu-ray set and -- for the first time -- on vinyl as a six-LP set, was the "40th Anniversary Deluxe Edition" of the original soundtrack to The Last Waltz has 54 tracks, including the entire concert, as well as rehearsals and outtakes.

Among the rarities are performances not featured in the film, such as "Furry Sings The Blues" with Joni Mitchell and "All Our Past Times" with Eric Clapton, plus rehearsals for "Caravan" with Van Morrison, "Such A Night" with Dr. John, and "King Harvest (Has Surely Come)" a song that was not performed in concert.

The CD version also includes newly penned liner notes by revered music journalists David Fricke and Ben Fong-Torres along with a classic essay from 1977 written by iconic author Emmett Grogan.

The "40th Anniversary Collector's Edition," was limited to 2,500 copies worldwide, and included a replication of Scorsese's original shooting script. Once the film was complete, director Martin Scorsese had two copies of the script bound in a red leather book; one copy for himself and the other a gift to Robbie Robertson, which now resides at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. "The Collector's Edition" also includes a foreword by Scorsese and an essay from screenwriter Mardik Martin.

Yeezy Staffers Claim YeUsed Porn & Intimate Photos Of Kim K To Control Them

Former Yeezy and Adidas staffers are claiming that Ye has used intimidation tactics towards them. According to Rolling Stone, the staffers say that Ye played pornography during staff meetings and discussed porn and showed an intimate photograph of Kim Kardashian in job interviews. Ye also allegedly showed an explicit video and photos of Kardashian as well as his own sex tapes to Yeezy team members.

Members of the Yeezy team said that leaders from Adidas were aware of West's "problematic behavior" but "turned their moral compass off." One staffer said, "There was no accountability. Difficult moments happened, with executives in the room — VP level or higher — and nothing would be done. You'd still show up to work the next day."


In other news, during an interview with X17, Kanye said that Adidas have placed a $75 million hold on four of his bank accounts. He said, "The reason why I'm announcing that I'm running for president is I want the FCC to look at my money. If they actually see, I was looking at my money, and there might have been a possibility that adidas wouldn't have went into JP Morgan and froze my account and put a $75 million hold on four different accounts."

He continued, "I went from being a multi-billionaire to not even being able to use my Apple Pay four nights ago. I couldn't use my Apple Pay because someone how Adidas was able to legally go in and freeze my money, and when I see this, I think, well, if this could happen to me, this could happen to other Americans, and for what? You know this can happen to an American that didn't even steal anything, that didn't even hurt anyone. This could just happen to you for saying the wrong idea out loud."

Flashback: Paul McCartney Launches 1989 Comeback Tour

It was 33 years ago tonight (November 23rd, 1989) that after a 13-year-stretch, Paul McCartney returned to the North American concert stage for the first of a five-night stand at the L.A. Forum. McCartney's band featured wife Linda McCartney on keyboards, Average White Band co-founder Hamish Stuart on guitar and bass, Former Pretenders lead guitarist Robbie McIntosh, keyboardist Paul "Wix" Wickens, and drummer Chris Whitten.

McCartney's last North American trek had been the blockbuster 1976 Wings Over America tour, and Wings' 1979/1980 tour was canceled after only 20 UK shows following his infamous January 1980 pot bust in Tokyo. Following the Japan debacle and John Lennon's murder the following December, McCartney continued to record and wrote and starred in the big budget, big screen flop Give My Regards To Broad Street, which was universally panned.

By the time of the 1989 tour, McCartney had released four studio albums -- Pipes Of Peace (1983, #15); Give My Regards To Broad Street (1984, #21); Press To Play (1986, #30); and Flowers In The Dirt (1989, #21) -- which, to that date, marked his worst charting releases. McCartney also hadn't racked up a Top 20 single hit since 1985's "Spies Like Us" scored him his last Top Ten hit to date. His 1987 double-album solo retrospective All The Best! only rose as high as a dismal Number 62.

For the 1989/1990 world tour -- which kicked off with a 28-date European leg on September 26th, 1989 in Oslo, Norway -- McCartney, in response to his dwindling chart appearances -- packed the comeback show with 50 percent Beatles classics -- most of which the "Fab Four," who retired from the road in 1966, never got the chance to play live.

After such a long time away from the concert stage, McCartney explained how he came about figuring out the 1989 setlist: "What I did was I just sat down and kind of asked myself what I would like to see 'him' play, y'know, if I was just somebody just coming to the show, what I thought I'd like to see the band play. The interesting thing about some of the Beatles stuff was I've never actually performed it onstage before -- and we never got to do it with the Beatles, 'cause we stopped touring at that time. I got up on stage and said 'I've never done this one before.' So that's nice, 'cause they're fresh."

Among the Beatles classics getting their first-ever live airings on the 1989/1990 world tour were "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band," "Good Day Sunshine," "Eleanor Rigby," "Strawberry Fields Forever," "Birthday," "Back In The U.S.S.R.," "Hey Jude" and the Abbey Road closing medley -- "Golden Slumbers/Carry That Weight/The End."

The shows also featured McCartney's first-ever solo performances of "Can't Buy Me Love," "Things We Said Today," and a short-lived dance medley of "Love Me Do" and "P.S. I Love You" -- as well as "McCartney's first-ever North American performances of "The Fool On The Hill," "Got To Get You Into My Life," and "Let It Be."

Paul McCartney's setlists since returning to the stage in 1989 have been dominated with Beatles hits and rarities. We asked him if playing the songs ever brings back tough memories for him: "No, I don't really feel that. I used to -- just after the Beatles had broken up -- I think all of us thought, y'know 'Is there life after the Beatles?' And, 'It's a tough act to follow.' As time's gone by, I've rediscovered the songs. And instead of the sort of anger and the pain that we all felt when we were breaking up, I just like the songs now and they're a pleasure to do."

McCartney also world premiered songs from that spring's Flowers In The Dirt collection along with assorted Wings hits -- and his 1982 Number One hit "Ebony And Ivory." Guitarist Hamish Stuart usually took over Stevie Wonder's part during the tour, but on the third night of the L.A. stand -- November 27th, 1989 -- Stevie Wonder came out to reprise the duet with McCartney.

Multi-instrumentalist Hamish Stuart performed with McCartney from 1987 until the end of 1993. Both fans and Stuart alike were acutely aware of the vocal chemistry between him and McCartney: "Paul did something and I sang with him, and it worked right from the first time that we sang together. I know that Paul did enjoy singing with me. 'And I Love Her,' when we did the acoustic thing that was a blast to do that, and 'Here, There And Everywhere,' and things like that."

Stuart says that Linda was always an integral part of Paul's music: "Ah, Linda was great. She got a lot of bad press. She wasn't there because she was a great musician, she was there because she was Paul's partner. I remember there was one day early on when she didn't turn up for rehearsals, and it didn't feel right. She was lovely."

McCartney's 1989/1990 world tour remains his most extensive to date, taking in a total of 108 concerts across Europe, North America, Japan, and South America.

McCartney's full setlist was represented on double-disc live set Tripping The Live Fantastic, which was released on October 29th, 1990. The album's single CD releases featured bonus live and soundcheck tracks from the tour.

Paul McCartney's opening night setlist - Great Western Forum, Inglewood, CA - November 23rd, 1989:

"Figure Of Eight" - bass
"Jet" - bass
"Rough Ride" - bass
"Got To Get You Into My Life" - bass
"Band On The Run" - bass
"Ebony And Ivory" - bass
"We Got Married" - bass
"Maybe I'm Amazed" - piano
"The Long And Winding Road" - piano
"The Fool On The Hill" - piano
"Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" - electric guitar
"Good Day Sunshine" - electric guitar
"Can't Buy Me Love" - electric guitar
"Put It There" - acoustic guitar
"Things We Said Today" - acoustic guitar
"Eleanor Rigby" - acoustic guitar
"This One" - bass
"My Brave Face" - bass
"Back In The U.S.S.R." - bass
"I Saw Her Standing There" - bass
"Twenty Flight Rock" - bass
"Coming Up" - bass
"Let It Be" - piano
"Ain't That A Shame" - piano
"Live And Let Die" - piano
"Hey Jude" - piano

"Yesterday" - acoustic guitar
"Get Back" - bass
"Golden Slumbers/Carry That Weight/The End" - keyboards & electric guitar

Flashback: Ringo Starr Hits Number One With 'Photograph'

It was 49 years ago this week (November 24th to November 30th, 1973), that Ringo Starr's "Photograph" hit the Number One spot. The song was co-written with his former Beatles bandmate George Harrison, and was the first single from his new Ringo album. An early attempt to record the song took place during sessions for Harrison's Living In The Material World album, which Ringo drummed on in early 1973.

"Photograph" spent just one week at Number One. Two more singles were released from the Ringo album: a cover of Johnny Burnette's "You're Sixteen" which also hit Number One in January of 1974, and "Oh My My" which peaked at Number Five in March 1974.

In the spring of 1973 he began recording Ringo. From the beginning the sessions featured a star-studded cast, including members of the Band, Steve Cropper from Booker T. & the MGs, Billy Preston, Marc Bolan of T. Rex, Harry Nilsson and all three former Beatles, John Lennon, Paul McCartney and George Harrison.

Although Ringo was his third solo album it was his first rock album. His debut album from 1970 called Sentimental Journey featured Ringo singing standards from the 1930s and '40s, while Beaucoups Of Blues, also from 1970, was a straight-ahead country album recorded in Nashville, Tennessee.

In 1971 Ringo teamed up with Harrison, who had produced "It Don't Come Easy," Ringo's first solo hit, which peaked on the charts at Number Four. Although uncredited, Harrison in fact wrote most of the words and music for the song.

The next year the pair teamed up again for "Back Off Boogaloo," which went to Number Nine in 1972.

Ringo, which peaked at Number Two in late 1973, was the last time all four Beatles appeared on a new album.

Since his return to the road in 1989, Ringo Starr has included "Photograph" on every one of his solo All Starr Band tours.

At the 2002 George Harrison tribute show, The Concert For George, Starr performed the song backed by Eric Clapton, Harrison's son Dhani, Billy Preston, and ELO's Jeff Lynne, among many others.

"Photograph" was among the highlights on the 2017 soundtrack to the ABC hit drama, This Is Us.

Ringo told us he'll always have a soft spot for "Photograph': "'Photograph,' y'know, was a huge song for me. And (it) was probably the best structured of mine, which was helped by George. The thing about 'Photograph' -- the emotion I get from it -- is that I was in Spain at the time when I wrote it. But the sentiment of that song I love, but now it has a different meaning, of course. Just because of the fact that George has left. Y'know the song's a song that fits into the universe and that's good. And I still do it now, a hundred years later." (:26 OC: . . . hundred years later

Metallica To Livestream 2022 'Helping Hands' Benefit

On December 16th, Metallica will stream its 2022 Helping Hands Concert in benefit of the band's All Within My Hands foundation, live on Paramount+. The show will take place at L.A.'s Microsoft Theater and feature the third edition of the Helping Hands Concert & Auction with an opening set by Greta Van Fleet.

Variety reported, "The concert will be available to stream in the UK, Latin America, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Austria and France on Saturday, December 17th; Australia on Sunday, December 18th; and South Korea in 2023. The concert will also be simulcast on Pluto TV globally and on YouTube."

Journey's Jonathan Cain Fires Back At Neal Schon's Lawsuit

Journey's Jonathan Cain issued a statement regarding the lawsuit filed against him by his longtime bandmate and collaborator Neal Schon. Schon's suit is based around a corporate American Express account set up by Cain in which, "millions of Journey funds have flowed through," that Schon is unable to access nor ascertain how much money he is owed.

Schon's suit was filed in Contra Costa in the Bay Area of California and deals specifically with Nomota -- the jointly owned company Schon and Cain created to deal solely with Journey-related business matters. Schon's suit alleges he's been unable to access the financial statements of his co-owned company. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for March 3rd.

Variety published a statement by Jonathan Cain, which reads in part:

This is a matter that should have been resolved privately but I am forced to publicly respond now to Neal's malicious lies and personal attacks on my family and (me) in an effort to garner public support for his ill-conceived lawsuit -- a lawsuit that has absolutely no merit.

Neal has always had access to the credit card statements; what he lacks -- and what he is really seeking -- is the ability to increase his spending limits. Since Neal decided to publicize what is going on, I can tell you we will present the evidence to the court that shows that Neal has been under tremendous financial pressure as a result of his excessive spending and extravagant lifestyle, which led to him running up enormous personal charges on the band's credit card account. When efforts were made to limit his use of the card to legitimate band expenses, Neal unfortunately decided to attack me rather than trying to get his reckless spending under control.

I am saddened by the situation -- for Neal and for our fans -- but since Neal filed a lawsuit, I suspect he will not be able to ignore the court like he has ignored the countless financial advisors and accountants he has fired over the past several years who have tried in vain to help him.

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers' 'Live At The Fillmore (1997)' Out On Friday

Set for release on Friday (November 25th) is Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers' four-CD / six LP-set, Live At The Fillmore (1997). The collection, which was produced by Heartbreakers guitarist Mike Campbell and longtime producer/engineer Ryan Ulyate, was culled from the band's legendary 1997 20-night stand at the San Francisco venue.

The shows from January and February 1997 have become legendary, with each night featuring a different setlist allowing Petty and the band to delve into their back catalogue and flex their muscles on old favorites and cover versions. The final night of the run -- February 7th, 1997 -- was broadcast live and proved to be the longest show of the stand, clocking in at a whopping three hours with the Heartbreakers tackling 40 songs.

According to the announcement:

Six of the shows were professionally recorded and this release features many of the high points of the residency. The small venue allowed the band to vary their sets each night; they included re-arranged and distinctive versions of their hits, deep cuts, and many cover versions - paying tribute to the artists that Tom and the band had been influenced by.

When we last caught up with Tom Petty he told us felt the Heartbreakers have beaten the odds by not only surviving as a unit -- but actually improving over the decades: "I think that right now it's actually better than I ever counted on it being. It's great to be improving this many years along the line with the band. Usually when a band's been around this long, it's just sort of paying lip service to itself. I think our music is actually improving. It's getting easier to do. It's not nearly the chore it's been. Those are nice things to have happen."

Zayn To Drop Jimi Hendrix Collaboration On Friday

Zayn appears to be teasing a collaboration with the late Jimi Hendrix on Instagram.

The former One Direction singer dropped a 15-second clip in his Stories Tuesday (November 22nd) that alludes to a collaboration on Hendrix's 1971 track, "Angel," from the posthumous studio album The Cry of Love.

In a statement, a spokesperson for Experience Hendrix, L.L.C. told Billboard, "We are pleased that Zayn has been inspired to use original music from Jimi Hendrix's ‘Angel' in his recording of the song. We're hopeful that this version of a Hendrix classic will enlighten a new generation of listeners about Jimi's genius and further propel his continuing legacy."

The song is scheduled to drop Friday (November 25th)

Beyonce's Renaissance Named Top Album By A Female Artist In 2022

TIME has named Beyonce's Renaissance album the top album by a female artist in 2022. The album comes in at number three on the list, with 9 Masters by Saya Gray and Un Verano Sin Ti by Bad Bunny, which place at #2 and #1 respectively. Other entries on the list, include, Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers, which came in at number eight and and It's Almost Dry, which took the fifth spot .

In other news, Beyonce has been ranked as a top influencer by Neilsen. Beyonce came in at number three with an average value of $1,182,297 from her 281 million followers. Zendaya holds the top spot with about 156 million and holds a social media value of about $3,262,216.

Quickies: Dua Lipa, RM, + Camila Cabello!

DUA LIPA PAYS TRIBUTE TO ELTON JOHN: Dua Lipa paid tribute to her "Cold Heart" collaborator, Elton John following his concert Sunday (Nov. 20th) night. The singer wrote on Instagram Monday (November 21st), "To my most magical friend @eltonjohn thank you for keeping the dream alive!!! It was an honour, a privilege and a joy to share the stage with you last night on your last show at the Dodgers Stadium. Thank you for everything, forever and always. I love you!!!"

RM'S NEW ALBUM TO DOCUMENT HIS TWENTIES: RM is getting ready to drop his first solo album, Indigo. The BTS rapper shared a film teaser for the project Tuesday (November 22nd), which gave fans a look at his forthcoming LP. According to the clip, the album due to be released in December, will serve as "an archive of his twenties."

CAMILA CABELLO MOCKS HER PRONOUNCIATION OF 'CHRISTMAS': Camila Cabello poked fun at her pronounciation of "Christmas" in a new TikTok. In the recent clip, she pretended to be a vocal coach attempting to correct the way she sang "I'll be Home For Christmas" in the PBS Holiday Special In Performance at the White House: Spirit of the Season. The video shows the "Bam Bam" singer repeatedly trying to say "Christmas" but saying "Quismois" over and over.

The Doors Release 'Paris Blues' Archival Set On Friday

Out on Friday (November 25th) is the Doors' new Record Store Day release titled, Paris Blues. The blues-themes set features the official premiere of the band's last unheard unreleased song -- "Paris Blues."

The title track is an original blues song written by the band; the track was recorded during one of the band's recording sessions for either The Soft Parade or L.A. Woman (no one seems to remember).

Paris Blues also contains a pair of outtakes recorded during the band's sessions for 1969's The Soft Parade -- "(You Need Meat) Don't Go No Further" and "I'm Your Doctor." Both feature Ray Manzarek on vocals backed by Robby Krieger and drummer John Densmore. In 2019, bass by Robert DeLeo of Stone Temple Pilots was added to the songs, which were included on Rhino's 50th anniversary edition of the album.

Also featured on the set are a pair of previously unreleased live recordings of Jim Morrison and Robby Krieger performing as a duo at a benefit for Norman Mailer's mayoral campaign on May 31st, 1969 in West Hollywood. The first song is "I Will Never Be Untrue," a Doors original written for, but left off of, 1970's Morrison Hotel. The other is a cover of Robert Johnson's "Me And The Devil Blues."

The album is filled out by a trio of tracks first issued on the 2010 archival release Live in Vancouver 1970. These live tracks feature the band with legendary bluesman Albert King, who joined the Doors onstage during its June 6th, 1970 show at Vancouver's Pacific Coliseum. Jim Morrison's introduction of King is included along with live versions of "Little Red Rooster," "Rock Me Baby," and "Who Do You Love?"

In 1968, while the Doors were on tour in Europe, Jim Morrison spoke about the type of music he'd like to see the band tackle: "I'd like to do a song, or a piece of music that's just a pure expression of joy. Like, a celebration of existence. Y'know, the coming of spring, or, like, the sun rising, or something like that. Just pure unbounded joy, y'know? I don't really think we've done that yet."

Bob Dylan Fans In Uproar Over Fake Autographed Books

Some Bob Dylan fans are receiving $600 refunds after their personally autographed books were send out using an auto-pen reproduction of his "John Hancock." Rolling Stone reported publishers Simon & Schuster are making things right after fans shelled out big bucks for the autographed limited edition of Dylan's latest book, The Philosophy Of Modern Song.

Simon & Schuster posted a message to fans on Instagram, stating, "To those who purchased The Philosophy Of Modern Song limited edition, we want to apologize. As it turns out, the limited edition books do contain Bob's original signature, but in a penned replica form. We are addressing this immediately by providing each purchaser with an immediate refund."

A while back, Bob Dylan discussed his fans' adulation with the BBC and explained that his desire to write, record, and perform has very little to do with filling some type of void in his personal life: "I got enough love around me, y'know? So I don't need no people's love. I don't need to go out and play to a crowd of 20, 30, 50,000 people for their love. Some performers have to, y'know? But I don't. I got enough love just in my immediate surroundings, so. . . It accounts for why a lot of entertainers do what they do, because they want the love of another group of people. And I don't do it for love. I do it, 'cause I can do it and I think I'm good at it, and that's all I do it for."

Flashback: John Lennon Joins Elton John Onstage At Madison Square Garden

It was 48 Thanksgiving's ago (November 28th, 1974) when John Lennon joined Elton John on stage for a brief set of songs at New York's legendary Madison Square Garden. Lennon's appearance happened due to a bet made with Elton earlier that summer when Elton supplied the piano and harmony vocal on Lennon's "Whatever Gets You Thru The Night." Elton made Lennon promise that if the song hit Number One he would join Elton onstage to perform it. Lennon, who had yet to have a U.S. solo chart-topper, never believed the song would hit the top spot, and agreed. When the song hit Number One, plans were made for Lennon to make a guest appearance at Elton's New York City show.

Lennon reportedly got cold feet after traveling to Boston and catching Elton's Boston Garden show, but was talked into honoring his commitment. Only two days before his death, Lennon recalled the entire back-story to his brief stage comeback to BBC Radio: "Elton was in town and I was doing it and needed the harmony. He did the harmony on that and a couple more, and played beautiful piano on it. And jokingly, he was telling me he was going to do this Madison Square Garden concert -- he said, 'Will you do it with me if the record's Number One?' And I did not expect it to get to Number One at all. I didn't think it had a chance in hell. I said, 'Sure, sure, sure I will.' He came back and said, 'OK, it's time to pay your dues!' It was the first Number One I had, actually. 'Imagine' wasn't Number One, 'Instant Karma' wasn't Number One -- which I all think are better records than 'Whatever Gets You Thru The Night.' (The) words are pretty good. But anyway, so what could we sing, that was the point."

Elton John, who shared a music publisher with the Beatles starting as far back as 1967, didn't meet and become friends with John Lennon until late-1973. Elton shed light on their unique friendship: "We got on like a house on fire and we hung out for a couple of years; I found him very kind, very funny. I don't know why we clicked, but we did and he clicked with my band and he clicked with the people around me. And we had so much fun. I was quite intimidated by him, because I knew he was razor sharp and could be very abrasive. But that side never came out with me -- only the kind side and the funny side."

Toward the end of Elton's New York City show, Lennon was announced, dressed all in black and playing a black and white Fender Telecaster as he, Elton, and the band launched into "Whatever Gets You Thru The Night"; the Beatles' "Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds," which he and Elton had re-recorded earlier that year and was Elton's current single; and the early Beatles classic "I Saw Her Standing There," a Paul McCartney-sung track that Lennon had never performed after the group's split.

Amazingly, the MSG performance was NOT the first time that Lennon and Elton had taken the stage together. On November 30th, 1973, the self-admitted inebriated pair joined Dr. John onstage at L.A.'s Troubadour for a pair of songs -- "Cold, Cold, Cold" and "Mama Don't Know." Although photos exist, to date, no audio of the one-off team-up has been discovered.