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ABC/Randy HolmesFollowing the Supreme Court’s landmark decision on same-sex marriage last week, Elton John has penned a piece reminding people that the gay rights movement "is less about walking down the aisle, and more about walking down the street."

In the guest column for Variety, the pop-rock legend begins by stating how lucky he was to be able to marry his partner, David Furnish, last December.

He continues, "But for the millions of gay people hoping, praying and fighting to one day have the opportunity to wed, their struggle is about more than the right to marry -- it's about equality.  The goal of the gay-rights movement is less about walking down the aisle, and more about walking down the street -- with dignity, with pride, and without fear of harassment or discrimination."

Elton says this discrimination and injustice is directly tied to the AIDS epidemic.  "Communities that are stigmatized and discriminated against are always -- always -- the most vulnerable to the AIDS epidemic," writes John, who founded the Elton John AIDS Foundation 23 years ago.  "They are disproportionately impacted for the simple reason that discrimination prevents them from having equal access to healthcare and critical social services."

He adds that to fight AIDS, we must fight injustice, and the battle for marriage equality is part of that larger fight.  "It isn't just about marriage," writes Elton.  "And it isn't just about the gay community.  It's about the need for all people, everywhere, to have the same rights and protections under the law.  It's about the need for all people, everywhere, to be treated with compassion and dignity."

John concludes by expressing his pride for people in the entertainment industry who have advocated for gay rights and marriage equality, and urges everyone to carry on the fight against discrimination and inequality. 

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Credit: Seth HellmanThe official video for Steven Tyler's new single, "Love Is Your Name," the Aerosmith frontman first foray into country music, will premiere on Friday, July 3.  Fans will be able to get their first peak at the clip on ABC's Good Morning America.

Tyler shot the video just outside of Nashville.  The clip was directed by Trey Fanjoy, whose lengthy resume includes several CMT Music Award-winning videos for Taylor Swift.

"Love Is Your Name" recently broke into the top 30 of Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart.  Tyler debuted the tune in April with a performance on the finale of the latest season of Fox's American Idol.  The rocker currently is on the road with Aerosmith, who will be touring North America through an August 7 concert in Canton, Ohio.

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Credit: Rob ShanahanThe music world is reeling from the news that Yes bassist Chris Squire has died.  The lauded musician, who was the only member of the legendary prog-rock group to remain in the band throughout its entire history, died Sunday of a rare form of leukemia at the age of 67.

A variety of Squire's former band mates, musical collaborators and friends have written messages paying tribute to the influential bassist that have been compiled by Yes on a special section of the group's website.

Founding Yes singer Jon Anderson issued a statement that reads, "Chris was a very special part of my life; we were musical brothers.  He was an amazingly unique bass player -- very poetic -- and had a wonderful knowledge of harmony.  We met at a certain time when music was very open, and I feel blessed to have created some wonderful, adventurous, music with him.  Chris had such a great sense of humor… he always said he was Darth Vader to my Obiwan.  I always thought of him as Christopher Robin to my Winnie the Pooh."

Anderson, who left Yes on somewhat acrimonious terms in 2008, added, "Throughout everything, he was still my brother, and I'm so glad we were able to reconnect recently. I saw him in my meditation last night, and he was radiant."

Longtime Yes keyboardist Rick Wakeman posted the following tribute on his Twitter feed: "Thanks for your life Chris.  You may be gone but the music lives on for ever.  You've personally left me with great memories and great music."

Original Yes drummer Bill Bruford wrote an homage to Squire in which he described the bassist as "one of the twin rocks upon which Yes was founded," adding, "He and I had a working relationship built around our differences.  Despite, or perhaps because of, the old chestnut about creative tension, it seemed, strangely, to work."  Bruford went on to praise Squire's unique and creative approach to the bass, noting that he was "[a]n individualist in an age when it was possible to establish individuality [who] fearlessly staked out a whole protectorate of bass playing in which he was lord and master."

Former Yes guitarist/singer Trevor Rabin, who played with the band from 1982 to 1994, wrote, "I am about as sad as I could be…I spoke to [Chris] about a week ago, and we were still laughing together.  Even though he had recently taken a turn for the worse, this was not totally unexpected, and the shock and sadness is extreme.  I will miss him terribly.  An era is over.  Music has lost a one of a kind, and I have lost a dear friend and brother."

Ex-Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett, who released a collaborative album with Squire under the name Squackett in 2012 and worked on a few other projects with the bassist, said he was devastated by the news of his death.  Hackett called Squire a "special pal and a man who defined the progressive genre," adding, "Open to all styles with a love of orchestras and choirs as well as thunderous rock, his passing leaves a huge hole in the heart of music.  His ingenious sound was unique."

Lastly, Queen guitarist Brian May wrote a lengthy tribute in which he discussed how influential and unique Squire's playing was and how Yes inspired his own band to combine hard rock with soaring melodies. May wrote that Squire's "bass playing style was a million miles away from the low-pitched thud of most bassists of the time."  He added, "May he rest in peace and happiness, knowing he played a great part in changing Rock for ever."

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Credit: Hayley MaddenAfter Dave Grohl's broken leg forced Foo Fighters to cancel the remainder of their European tour, many were worried that the band's massive North American stadium tour, which is scheduled to begin July 4 in Washington, D.C., would also be in jeopardy. However, a statement from the band's rep confirms that the tour will indeed kick off with the July 4 show as planned.

"Foo Fighters begin North American tour dates with July 4 20th anniversary blowout," reads the statement. "Can't f**king wait for the 4th!" the band adds. "See you at home, D.C."

At the D.C. show, Foo Fighters will celebrate the 20th anniversary of their self-titled debut album, which was released July 4, 1995. The show also will feature performances by Heart, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, Buddy Guy, Gary Clark Jr., LL Cool J featuring DJ Z-Trip, Trouble Funk and Trombone Shorty.

Foo Fighters' tour is then scheduled to continue July 6 in Camden, New Jersey with support from Royal Blood.

Among Foo Fighters' canceled shows were their headlining appearances at England's Glastonbury and Belgium's Rock Werchter festivals, which occurred this past weekend. Florence the Machine headlined instead at Glastonbury, while Faith No More performed in place of the Foos at Rock Werchter. You can watch fan-shot video of Faith No More cover Foo Fighters' "All My Life" now on YouTube.

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Credit: Claude GassianThe Rolling Stones are gathering no moss on the road.

The self-proclaimed Greatest Rock and Roll Band in the World leads Billboard's Hot Tours list having raked in $52 million in box office ticket sales on their Zip Code tour in just six dates this month. Since 2012, The Stones have grossed $320 million on the road, Billboard reports.

The Stones' earnings in those six dates top the tour earnings this spring and early summer of Bette Midler, U2 and Rush, respectively.

Midler is in the number two position with $17.7 million over 18 shows, U2 holds in third place with $10.3 million over six shows and Rush comes in ninth with $1.7 million over two shows in May and June.

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Danny ClinchProud parents Bruce Springsteen and Patti Scialfa will support their daughter Jessica's journey to the Olympics by heading up a benefit supporting the U.S. Olympic Equestrian team.

The Springsteens will serve as honorary chairs for the January 22, 2016 United States Equestrian Team (USET) Foundation's "Rockin' Rio" Olympic games benefit in Wellington, FL.

"Helping this country's equestrian athletes and supporting the United States Equestrian Teams has been a family affair for us," said the Springsteens in a statement. "We recognize the hard work and commitment it takes for riders to reach the pinnacle of the sport, and hope that as Honorary Chairs for the USET Foundation's 'Rockin Rio' we can help make this benefit a huge success in support of our riders as they prepare and compete at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio."

The benefit will raise funds for the USET Foundation to further support the United States Equestrian Team horses and riders as they prepare to compete at the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Jessica Springsteen, 23, has "successfully competed at the highest levels of show jumping and has represented the United States on nations cup teams internationally," The USET Foundation says.

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Lloyd Bishop/NBCAt age 66, Billy Joel is about to become a father for the second time: he and girlfriend Alexis Roderick are expecting their first baby together late this summer.  But the Piano Man tells Newsday he doesn't plan to slow down and become a stay-at-home dad.

Billy, who'll set a record on Wednesday when he plays his 65th show at New York's Madison Square Garden, say he'll continue his once-a-month residency at the legendary venue for the forseeable future.  As he tells Newsday, "I'm planning on staying as long as the tickets sell." 

Asked how the baby might affect, Billy says, "This is who I am. Even when I have a baby, this is my job. It's not like I'll be on tour away from my child for any significant amount of time. It's once a week and I come right home. Or if I go far away, I take her with me. Babies are pretty portable."

Talking about his residency -- and the record-setting 65th show that will allow him to pass his frenemy Elton John as the artist with the most performances at the arena -- Billy says, "I'm not doing it to break records. I'm doing it because that's what I do. I think if you hang around long enough, all this nice stuff happens to you...I just stayed around. I hung in when a lot of people might have hung it up."

But most of all, Billy's doing it because he's having fun -- and so are the fans.  "The audience is having such a blast," he says. "I look out there and think, 'These people are really happy.' I look around and we're the ones making them happy? Well, we're having a blast onstage."

Once Billy breaks the record, he'll be the only artist with his name on two banners in the rafters of Madison Square Garden.  He already has one marking the record he set for most consecutive concerts at the Garden, which is currently 18, but which increases with every show he does.  He'll have special guests joining him onstage on Wednesday as well, Newsday reports.

"It's a little strange to be what appears to be peaking at this age, when this should be the downhill slope," Billy points out. "It feels like we're cresting here." 

He adds, "There's something very gratifying about it happening at this age. I never thought I'd still be doing it at this age. This is a kid's job. I started out as a teenager and I'm still doing the same job that I did as a teenager. It kind of allows you to still be a kid in a way. It probably slows your maturity a great deal. It's the fountain of youth."

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Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagicThe four surviving core members of The Grateful Dead -- singer-guitarist Bob Weir, singer-bassist Phil Lesh, and drummers Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann -- opened their Fare Thee Well tour in Santa Clara, California, at Levi's Stadium on Saturday night.

The band -- missing the late Jerry Garcia -- was joined by Phish leader Trey Anastasio, Bruce Hornsby and keyboardist Jeff Chimenti.

The Grateful Dead played the same venue on Sunday night. They'll complete the tour with three dates at Chicago's Soldier Field on July 3, 4 and 5. The concerts celebrate the band's 50th anniversary.

Here's the set list from Saturday's show, according to Billboard:

Set One:
"Truckin’"
"Uncle John’s Band"
"Alligator"
"Cumberland Blues"
"Born Cross-Eyed"
"Cream Puff War"
"Viola Lee Blues"

Set Two:
"Cryptical Envelopment"
"Dark Star"
"St. Stephen"
"The Eleven"
"Turn On Your Love Light"
"Drums/Space"
"What's Become Of The Baby"
"The Other One"
"Morning Dew"

Encore:
"Casey Jones"

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James O'MaraJoni Mitchell's website has posted an update on her condition, following comments made by her friend David Crosby Friday. 

In an interview with The Huffington Post, Crosby commented that Mitchell "took a terrible hit" akin to a traumatic brain injury, suffering from an aneurysm. He also said, "To my knowledge she is not speaking yet."

Mitchell's conservator, Leslie Morris, clarified on Sunday that the singer/songwriter is, in fact, speaking. 

Morris said in a statement posted on JoniMitchell.com, "Joni did in fact suffer an aneurysm. However, details that have emerged in the past few days are mostly speculative. The truth is that Joni is speaking, and she's speaking well."

"She is not walking yet, but she will be in the near future as she is undergoing daily therapies," the statement continues. "She is resting comfortably in her own home and she's getting better each day. A full recovery is expected." 

The 71-year-old Rock and Roll Hall of Famer was hospitalized in late March after being found unconscious in her home.

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Chris Walter/WireImageA documentary focusing on the mysteries of late Pink Floyd frontman Syd Barrett is set to be released later this summer.

The film, Have You Got It?, is named after an unreleased Pink Floyd song.  Directed by Roddy Bogawa, the film features interviews with the surviving members of the band.

Bogawa said that the movie has "an intimate quality that the other films about [Barrett] haven't been able to capture," NME reports.

Barrett, who formed the group with bass guitarist Roger Waters, drummer Nick Mason and keyboardist Rick Wright in 1965, left the band in 1968 and passed away in 2006.

In other Pink Floyd news, the band was nominated for three awards at the 2015 Progressive Music Awards, run by Prog Magazine.

The band is being recognized for the album The Endless River, with nominations for Grand Design, Best Album and Best Band/Artist of the Year. King Crimson is also nominated in the Grand Design and Band of the Year categories.  The awards will be presented at London's Underglobe, beneath Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, on Thursday, September 3.

Additionally, former Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour is planning to release a solo album, Rattle That Lock. It is the follow-up to 2006's On an Island.

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Photo by Daniel Knighton/Getty ImagesChris Squire, Yes bassist and co-founder has died. He was 67. A few weeks ago, it was announced that Squire had acute erythroid leukemia, which is a rarer form of the more common acute myeloid leukemia.  Both are cancers that affect blood cell production. 

A message on the band's Facebook page reads, "It’s with the heaviest of hearts and unbearable sadness that we must inform you of the passing of our dear friend and Yes co-founder, Chris Squire. Chris peacefully passed away last night in Phoenix Arizona.  For the entirety of Yes’ existence, Chris was the band’s linchpin and, in so many ways, the glue that held it together over all these years."

The statement adds, "Because of his phenomenal bass-playing prowess, Chris influenced countless bassists around the world, including many of today’s well-known artists. Chris was also a fantastic songwriter, having written and co-written much of Yes’ most endearing music, as well as his solo album, Fish Out of Water.   Outside of Yes, Chris was a loving husband to Scotty and father to Carmen, Chandrika, Camille, Cameron, and Xilan"

The statement concludes, "With his gentle, easy-going nature, Chris was a great friend of many … including each of us. But he wasn’t merely our friend: he was also part of our family and we shall forever love and miss him."

Squire's illness meant that he was not going to be part of the band's upcoming tour with Toto, or its fan cruise in November.  Longtime Yes collaborator and Squire friend Billy Sherwood was scheduled to fill in.   It was to be the first time since 1968 that the band would have performed without Squire.

Squire was the only member of Yes to appear on every one of their 21 studio albums.   Nicknamed "Fish," Squire's bass playing was highly influential, and he co-wrote some of Yes' most enduring songs, including "Owner of a Lonely Heart," "And You and I," "I've Seen All Good People," "Leave It," "Starship Trooper," "Yours Is No Disgrace" and many more.

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PCH FilmsGlenn Campbell: I'll Be Me, a documentary about the life of the famed singer and guitarist and his battle with Alzheimer's disease, gets its television premiere on CNN this Sunday, featuring interviews with Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen, U2 guitarist The Edge, Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith and Sheryl Crow, as well as songwriter and longtime Campbell collaborator Jimmy Webb. Actor Steve Martin and former President Bill Clinton also celebrate Campbell in the film.

Directed by Walk the Line filmmaker James Keach, the documentary includes live performances, behind-the-scenes clips and video highlights from throughout Campbell's career, including footage from Campbell's final Goodbye Tour.

The film also is set for an online digital release on August 18, with a DVD release coming September 1.

Glenn Campbell: I'll Be Me airs Sunday at 8 p.m. ET on CNN.

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Courtesy of The Grateful DeadFor years, promoters have attempted and failed to reunite the Grateful Dead for a reunion, but beginning this weekend with two shows in Santa Clara, California, the "core four" surviving band members are reuniting for five Fare Thee Well shows.

So how did the concert series' co-producer Peter Shapiro -- former owner of New York's defunct club Wetlands and proprietor of the Brooklyn Bowl franchise -- make it happen?

"I wouldn’t give up. And I had this idea about how to do it: July 4 weekend, in the middle of the country at Soldier Field, the last venue the band played [with late bandleader Jerry Garcia in 1995]," the Shapiro tells Billboard. "Judging by the response, people wanted to go back to another era -- people missed it."

Through the years, Shapiro has booked each individual member of the band for various shows, which Shapiro said strengthened his relationship with the musicians. It also helped that he was a fan.

"The truth is, I listen to the Grateful Dead. I go to shows by different bands, but when I’m in the shower, I want to listen to Jerry. That passion is inside me, and I think that helped me get the [Fare Thee Well] gig," he said.

He also knew that the band gels well with Phish guitarist Trey Anastasio based on a show he witnessed at San Francisco's Warfield Theater in 1999.

"I was there, because I’m a fan, I saw what happened when they dropped Trey into this, so I know what’s gonna happen," he said. "The time has come to bring these two spiritual things together."

He also said Anastasio's appearance can give Phish a boost with Deadhead support.

"You go to a Phish show, it’s all people that have seen Phish 30 times and younger," he said. "A lot of the older Deadheads don’t go see Phish, so it’s a great moment to bring it together."

So what secrets can Shapiro divulge about the forthcoming Fare Thee Well shows?

"I do believe that we’re pushing some knobs up, in terms of what we’re doing with sound, lighting and video, and we’re trying to do it in a way where the music leads," he said. "People will have to remember to pick their brain up off the floor and put it back in their head after the show."

As reported earlier, the four surviving core members of The Dead -- singer-guitarist Bob Weir, singer-bassist Phil Lesh and drummers Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann -- will perform what they've announced as their last shows ever this weekend in Santa Clara, California and on July 3, 4 and 5 at Chicago's Soldier Field. They will be joined at these performances by Bruce Hornsby, Anastasio and keyboardist Jeff Chimenti.

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Credit: Django CrosbySince Joni Mitchell was hospitalized in late March after being found unconscious in her home, there have been conflicting reports about the singer/songwriter's condition.  But her friend David Crosby offered an update during an interview with The Huffington Post on Friday.

"I have not spoken with her. To my knowledge she is not speaking yet," he said. "She is home. She is in  care. She is recovering. How that's going to go, we don't know yet."

Crosby said Mitchell "took a terrible hit" akin to a traumatic brain injury, suffering from an aneurysm. "Nobody found her for a while and she's going to have to struggle back from it," he said.

But he has high hopes for Mitchell's recovery. "She's a tough girl, and very smart. So, how much she's going to come back and when, I don't know and I'm not going to guess," he said. "I love her. She was my old lady....She's probably the best of us -- probably the greatest living singer/songwriter."

Someone not in that category, Crosby said, is Kanye West, who he maintains is a "poser."

"Kanye West can't write, sing or play," he said. "So I have trouble with him as anything but a poser. Produce. That means he sits in a chair while the engineer does the work."

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Credit: MJ KimSir Paul McCartney took a moment during his live show in Columbia, South Carolina Thursday night to honor the victims of the South Carolina church shooting.

"This next song, we would like to dedicate to all the people in Charleston," the Beatle tells the crowd at Columbia's Colonial Life Arena, in an audience-shot video posted to YouTube. "We dedicate it to them to just show how solid we are with them after we've been through this tragedy, and we pray that people of all colors will be able to live together in peace and harmony."

McCartney proceeded to play "The Long and Winding Road" while seated at a piano.

During his set at the Firefly Music Festival in Delaware on June 19, McCartney also dedicated the song to the nine victims of the June 17 shooting at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church.

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Credit: Judy TottenA plaque memorializing the historic meeting of Mick Jagger and Keith Richards at a train station in England will be corrected at the request of former Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman.

"Mick Jagger and Keith Richards met on platform 2 on 17 October 1961 and went on to form The Rolling Stones -- one of the most successful rock bands of all time," reads the commemorative plaque, which is displayed at Dartford Station in southeast England. 

But Wyman argues the message is inaccurate, because it omits the importance of founder Brian Jones "Brian Jones wanted to form a blues band and he enlisted each member one by one," Wyman tells the BBC.  "He gave the name The Rolling Stones, he chose the music and he was the leader.”  Jones died in 1969.

Jagger and Richards did, indeed, meet on the train. The two lads also attended the same elementary school and bonded over a love of blues records on that historic ride.  However, Wyman says Jones was the one who recruited each member into the band, and the plaque should reflect the truth.

"Mick Jagger and Keith Richards didn't create the Rolling Stones -- they were part of The Rolling Stones, like all of us," said Wyman.

The plaque will now be clarified to say that Jagger and Richards met on the train, and went on to join, but not form, The Rolling Stones.

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Image Courtesy of UMeMusic from the Original Series Aquarius, a new 15-song soundtrack from the NBC series, is available now at all major digital service providers. And it's a diverse collection to say the least!  The album opens with The Who's classic "I Can See for Miles" and also includes their hit "The Seeker."  But beyond that, it boasts songs by legendary vocalists like Frank Sinatra and Nina Simone, psychedelic rockers The Chocolate Watchband and Count Five and Motown saxophone legend Junior Walker.

Since the '60s-themed series revolves around a Los Angeles homicide detective's hunt for Charles Manson, the soundtrack fittingly features a song by Manson himself, as well as one by actor actor David Duchovny, who stars in Aquarius as homicide detective Sam Hodiak.

NBC announced Thursday that the series -- which airs Thursday nights at 9 p.m. ET/PT but also was made available in its entirety for online viewing -- has been renewed for a second season.

Here is the complete track listing for Music from the Original Series Aquarius:

"I Can See for Miles" -- The Who
"Psychotic Reaction" -- Count Five
"I'll Never Say Never to Always" -- Charles Manson
"I'm a King Bee" -- The Chocolate Watchband
"The Seeker" -- The Who
"The Things" -- David Duchovny
"Grace's Theme" -- W.G. Snuffy Walden
"Time After Time" -- Frank Sinatra
"My Sisters' and Brothers' Day Is Coming" -- Dyke & the Blazers
"Come See About Me" -- Junior Walker & the All Stars
"Reach Out of the Darkness" -- Friend & Lover
"The Shadow of Your Smile" -- Ambyr Childers, Emma Dumont and Tara Lynn Barr
"Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood" -- Nina Simone
"True Love You Will Find" -- Gethin Anthony
"Danke Schoen" -- Wayne Newton

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Image Courtesy of Republic RecordsThe always candid John Mellencamp has applauded fellow musician Taylor Swift for taking Apple to task for its initial plans not to pay royalties to writers, producers and artists during a three-month free trial period it would be offering customers of its new Apple Music service.

At a charity event in New York City on Thursday, Mellencamp sung Swift's praises to about 600 music industry insiders, according to Billboard. "Look at this little Taylor Swift taking a stand," said the veteran rocker. "Where were musicians in Jersey? In Minnesota?... Where was I, for that matter? I tip my hat to her and everyone else should too."

On Sunday, Taylor wrote an open letter to Apple on Tumblr, explaining that she was refusing to stream her album on the new service because Apple wouldn't be paying royalties during the period. Within hours, Apple’s SVP of Internet Software and Services Eddy Cue announced Apple had reversed its policy and would be paying artists for streaming, even during customers’ free trial period.

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Image Courtesy of Rhino EntertainmentGrateful Dead fans, start saving your money now! This year's stocking stuffer has just been announced. Rhino Records is teaming up with the band's official website to release Fare Thee Well: Celebrating 50 Years of Grateful Dead, a lavish audio and video box set documenting the Dead's final three shows, being held this Fourth of July weekend in Chicago.

Fare Thee Well will arrive on November 20 in various versions. However, fans will only be able to purchase the complete audio/video from Dead.net, where it will be available as a 12-CD, 7-DVD or Blu-ray set. In addition, these versions will include a bonus disc of behind-the-scenes footage shot by Justin Kreutzmann, filmmaker and son of Dead drummer Bill Kreutzmann. Other configurations will be available from retailers but they will be considerably smaller.

As reported earlier, the four surviving core members of The Dead -- singer-guitarist Bob Weir, singer-bassist Phil Lesh and drummers Mickey Hart and Kreutzmann -- will perform what they've announced as their last shows ever this weekend in Santa Clara, California and on July 3, 4 and 5 at Chicago's Soldier Field. They will be joined at these performances by Bruce Hornsby, Phish singer-guitarist Trey Anastasio and keyboardist Jeff Chimenti.

Fare Thee Well: Celebrating 50 Years of Grateful Dead is available for pre-order now at Dead.net.

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Credit: Press Here PublicityLenny Kravitz's video for "The Pleasure and the Pain" includes plenty of both. The black-and-white clip, directed by Dikayl Rimmasch, shows the highs and lows of Kravitz's relationship with a woman, from motorcycle rides and skinny-dipping -- that part is NSFW -- to the heartbreaking time apart. You can watch the "The Pleasure and the Pain" video now at RollingStone.com.

"Working with Dikayl is a very organic and spontaneous experience," Kravitz tells Rolling Stone. "The plan was to shoot for two days and we ended up shooting for nearly two weeks in various locations. It was all about capturing the emotion of the song and feeling the relationship build. As far as we were concerned, the video shoot was finished when we felt that."

"The Pleasure and the Pain" appears on Kravitz's latest album, 2014's Strut. He's currently on tour in Europe in support of Strut, but he'll return to the U.S. August 28 to headline the Afropunk Fest in Brooklyn, New York.

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