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The Who Releasing Quadrophenia Tour Video & Album in June

Universal Music EnterprisesA new concert video and album capturing The Who playing its classic 1973 concept album Quadrophenia last year in London will be released in multiple configurations on June 10. Quadrophenia: Live in London documents the band’s performance at Wembley Arena on July 8, 2103, which was the final show of its Quadrophenia and More Tour.

The concert featured The Who performing the landmark double-disc record in its entirety, as well as a set of other memorable songs by the British rockers. For the show, the band played in front of a high-definition video screen that showed a montage of archival footage and rare photos. The event also included tribute segments to The Who’s two late founding members — bassist John Entwistle and drummer Keith Moon — in which the band’s current lineup performed along with concert footage of the departed rock legends.

Among the versions of Quadrophenia: Live in London that will be available is a deluxe box set that will be packaged in a round metal container designed to look like the headlight of a mod-era scooter. The collection will feature a high-def Blu-ray and a standard DVD of the concert film, a two-CD soundtrack of the 2013 show, a Blu-ray audio disc boasting the first-ever 5.1 surround-sound mix of the 1973 Quadrophenia album, a booklet with photos and liner notes, and a collectible button and sticker.

In addition, the Blu-ray and DVD of the concert video, the double-CD soundtrack and the 1973 Quadrophenia Blu-ray audio disc all will be sold separately. Digital versions of the 2013 concert video and album also will be available.

Here is the track list for the Quadrophenia: Live in London DVD, Blu-ray and soundtrack:

“I Am the Sea”
“The Real Me”
“Quadrophenia”
“Cut My Hair”
“The Punk and the Godfather”
“I’m One”
“The Dirty Jobs”
“Helpless Dancer”
“Is It In My Head?”
“I’ve Had Enough”
“5:15″
“Sea and Sand”
“Drowned”
“Bell Boy”
“Doctor Jimmy”
“The Rock”
“Love Reign O’er Me”

Bonus Performances
“Who Are You”
“You Better You Bet”
“Pinball Wizard”
“Baba O’Riley”
“Won’t Get Fooled Again”
“Tea & Theatre”

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Gregg Allman Set to Play Series of US Solo Shows

Photo: Danny ClinchAfter playing a couple of headlining sets with The Allman Brothers Band over the weekend at the group’s annual Wanee Festival, frontman Gregg Allman will now hit the road solo for a slew of late-spring and summer concerts. First up will be a brief series of Australian concerts, running from April 18 to April 23, followed by a U.S. trek that will kick off with a May 3 show in New Orleans.

Allman’s solo itinerary includes more than a dozen concerts, stretching through an August 8 performance in Hyannis, Massachusetts. In the midst of his solo shows, Gregg also will join The Allman Brothers Band for a June 8 appearance at the 2014 Mountain Jam festival in Hunter, New York. The Allmans’ schedule also includes performances at their Peach Music Festival in mid August in Scranton, Pennsylvania, and at the Lock’n Festival in early September in Arrington, Virginia.

5/3 — New Orleans, LA, Saenger Theatre
5/21 — Napa, CA, Uptown Theatre Napa
5/22 — Napa, CA, Uptown Theatre Napa
5/24 — Aptos, CA, Santa Cruz Blues Festival
5/25 — Avila Beach, CA, Avila Beach Resort
5/28 — Santa Rosa Beach, FL, The Green at Gulf Place
6/20 — Scottsdale, AZ, Talking Stick Resort & Casino
6/21 — Las Vegas, NV, Pearl Concert Theater at Palms Casino Resort
6/24 — Aspen, CO, Belly Up
6/25 — Aspen, CO, Belly Up
6/28 — Lincoln, CA, Thunder Valley Casino Resort
7/1 — Boise, ID, Morrison Center at Boise State U.
7/5 — Spokane, WA, Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox
7/6 — Portland, OR, Tom McCall Waterfront Park
8/8 — Hyannis, MA, Cape Cod Melody Tent

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Rolling Stones Announce Itinerary for Down Under Tour

Eagle Rock EntertainmentNew dates and venues for The Rolling Stones‘ recently postponed concerts in Australia and New Zealand have been announced.

Earlier this month, the band announced its rescheduled Down Under tour would run from October 25 to November 22.

The promoter Frontiertouring now confirms the October 25 show will be at the Adelaide Oval and the November 22 concert will take place at Mt. Smart Stadium in Auckland, New Zealand. The tour also now includes two additional shows: a November 1 concert in Perth and a November 15 performance at the Hope Estate Winery in Australia’s Hunter Valley. Ticket info at Frontiertouring.com.

The Stones had arrived in Australia last month in preparation for the tour kickoff when news of the suicide of Irish Jagger‘s longtime girlfriend, L’Wren Scott, on March 17 led the rockers to shelve the trek.

Next up for The Rolling Stones will be a series of recently announced European shows, running from a May 26 visit to Oslo, Norway, through a July 3 appearance at Denmark’s Roskilde Festival.

Here are the 2014 Australian and New Zealand tour dates:

10/25 — Adelaide, Adelaide Oval
10/29 — Perth, Perth Arena
11/1 — Perth, Perth Arena
11/5 — Melbourne, Rod Laver Arena
11/8 — Macedon, Hanging Rock
11/12 — Sydney, Allphones Arena
11/15 — Hunter Valley, Hope Estate
11/18 — Brisbane, Brisbane Entertainment Centre
11/22 — Auckland, Mt Smart Stadium

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Ace Frehley Says He Was “Really Honored” to Be Inducted into Rock Hall; Knocks Paul Stanley’s Acceptance Speech

Larry Busacca/Getty ImagesAfter all the drama leading up to the induction of KISS‘ four original members into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this past Thursday, the feuding band mates behaved civil and friendly to each other while accepting the honor. Founding lead guitarist Ace Frehley tells ABC News Radio that he was “really honored” to be part of the ceremony, although he did direct some mild criticism toward frontman Paul Stanley, who took some shots at the Rock Hall and the way it goes about choosing inductees.

“I really didn’t like some of the things Paul Stanley said in his speech, because obviously he’s a little aggravated with the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame,” explains Frehley. “I know he wanted to get other members in the group inducted.”

Ace adds that “there was some political stuff going on,” which led to disagreements about whether KISS would perform at the event. “Unfortunately we did not perform, even though I was up for it,” he notes, adding, “I try to stay away from politics. I don’t think politics and music work. I never did.”

One of the big highlights of KISS’ induction was the passionate introduction speech Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello gave for the band.

“Best introduction KISS has ever gotten from anyone, bar none, over the 40-year career,” declared Ace. “I know Tom, and we spoke a few times before, but I didn’t expect something that elaborate and that insane…It was wonderful and I thanked him wholeheartedly after, back behind the stage.”

Frehley also praised Morello for lobbying hard to have KISS inducted into the Rock Hall in 2014. “Tom almost single-handedly is responsible for getting us in this year,” he notes.

Meanwhile, Ace had announced shortly before the ceremony that he planned to participate in the traditional all-star jam that usually takes place at the end of the annual event, but that performance was canceled because the bash ran long. Frehley revealed to ABC News Radio that the song he would have played was AC/DC‘s “Highway to Heck.” He explained that the tune was chosen because Bruce Springsteen — who was on hand to induct his E Street Band — had been playing it at some of his recent tour dates.

“It was nice because Tom Morello called me up and…gave me the link to YouTube and he goes, ‘This is the arrangement. This is the key,’” he recalls. “So I learned it. It took me about 10 minutes, and I said, ‘OK, I’m ready to go.’ And then, right before Nirvana came on, I get the word that [the song was cut].”

Ace also reports that he didn’t even get the chance to tell his old band mates goodbye at the end of the ceremony, because was he “was whisked away by my press people and did a ton of interviews.”

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Olivia Newton-John, Other Singers Record The Divinyls’ “I Touch Myself” for Breast-Cancer Awareness

Courtesy of Olivia Newton-JohnOlivia Newton-John is one of 10 female Australian singers who have lent their talents to a new version of The Divinyls‘ 1990 hit “I Touch Myself” as part of a new breast-cancer awareness campaign. The I Touch Myself Project was organized in honor of Divinyls frontwoman Chrissy Amphlett, who died in 2013 at age 53 after a battle with breast cancer and multiple sclerosis.

The goal of the initiative is to refocus the original, more sexual meaning of the song on encouraging women to examine themselves for signs of cancer. Newton-John and the other participating singers have shot a video to accompany the new version of “I Touch Myself.” The black-and-white clip shows the vocalists from the shoulders up, each apparently naked, as they sing a portion of the tune one at a time.

Olivia, who is a breast-cancer survivor, also shot a separate video in which she discusses her participation in the I Touch Myself Project.

“I was very moved to sing Chrissy Amphlett’s song because I always loved the song when I heard it on the radio, and I thought she was really bold to sing the song,” she says in the clip. “And now, of course, it’s taken on a totally different meaning, and I love the whole reasoning behind doing this song. I’m really sad that she isn’t here to sing it with us, and being a breast-cancer thriver myself, it has an extra meaning for me to do this for her.”

Other singers also featured on the new rendition of “I Touch Myself” include Baby Animals frontwoman Suze DeMarchi and “Little Pattie” Amphlett, who’s Chrissy’s cousin.

The recording was put together in conjunction with Australia’s Cancer Council NSW (New South Wales), and the track can be purchased as a digital download at various online music sellers. People who want to support the campaign are being asked to use the hashtag #ITouchMyselfProject and share messages and photos via Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and Google+.

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