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Duane Allman’s old guitar ‘Layla’ sells for $1.25 million

Fans of Duane Allman in Macon, Georgia, say they didn’t expect the late musician’s old guitar to sell for $1.25 million at a recent auction.

The gold-topped guitar is the one Allman played in the hit song “Layla,” where he performed with Eric Clapton, The Telegraph reported .

Until recently, the guitar affectionately called “Layla” had been on display at the Allman Brothers Band museum at The Big House in Macon.

MANAGER: GREGG ALLMAN PLAYED MUSIC TIL THE VERY END

“I don’t think anybody expected that,” Museum Director Richard Brent said of the amount. “The history of it is what sold it.”

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Session guitarist Duane Allman and session drummer Johnny Sandlin rehearse at FAME Studios in 1968 in Muscle Shoals, Alabama. (Getty)

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Brent said the man who bought the guitar at the auction is an out-of-town collector who wishes to remain anonymous.

The buyer has agreed to share the instrument with the museum during certain times. That means it will be coming back to the museum in late November, Brent said.

“It will be coming back to The Big House in late November,” Brent said. “We couldn’t ask for more than that.”

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Duane Allman played the guitar on the first two Allman Brothers records, and in “Loan Me a Dime” with Boz Scaggs, Brent said. The recording “Layla” with Derek and the Dominoes is among the last times Allman played that guitar.

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Rolling Stones traveling with cardiologist following Mick Jagger’s heart surgery: report

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Mick Jagger is back on stage just weeks after having life-saving heart surgery at the age of 75.

But the rocker must have a cardiologist waiting in the wings at every Rolling Stones gig in case of an emergency, the Mail on Sunday claims.

The US leg of the band’s No Filter tour had been delayed due to Sir Mick’s heart surgery.

But the frontman defied medical expectations with a quick recovery that even his bandmates hailed as “superhuman”.

He fronted the Rolling Stones’ comeback in Chicago on Friday 21 at the city’s 61,500-seater Soldier Field stadium.

But a heart specialist must be within feet on the singer when he is performing due to insurance requirements, according to the Mail on Sunday.

A source said: “There has always been a doctor on tour with the band – that’s a requirement of any major tour, particularly given the ages of the band members.

“But now Mick has undergone heart surgery, there is a cardiologist there too, just for him. The insurance company demands it just in case anything happens.”

It was three weeks before the Stones’ North American run was due to start that Mick called bandmates Ronnie Wood, Keith Richards, 75, and Charlie Watts, 78 —  into his Miami hotel room.

Visibly upset, he told them he needed an urgent operation to fix a problem with his heart and was not fit to perform.

Despite the nightmare of rescheduling 17 gigs, there was never any question about it. They just wanted Mick to get better. Music could take a back seat.

Ronnie said: “Mick had the knowledge from his doctors that someday he’d have to take care of this problem with his heart — but he had no idea it would come up this quickly.

“He called us to his room and said, ‘I’ve got to do this now’. He felt so bad about it. We said, ‘Don’t feel bad, if it’s got to be done, do it, then we can carry on rocking’. And now we really are ready to rock — luckily.”

Speaking in Chicago in the band’s only UK interview since Mick’s surgery, guitarist Ronnie, 72, added: “The doctors said they’ve never operated on an athlete at 75 before — we had a really good laugh about that.

“He’s just so fit, he sets aside three hours a day to do exercise and that’s done him plenty of favors in later life. He’s superhuman really.

“Usually if this type of operation is done on a 75-year-old not in retirement they go back behind a desk. They’ve never had a case where the guy hasn’t had a desk job.

“He’s a medical marvel, is Mick.”

In fact, Ronnie reckons the legendary frontman is fitter than ever.

This article originally appeared in The Sun.

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Mick Jagger lively as ever at first Rolling Stones show following heart surgery

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Mick Jagger didn’t miss a beat at his first comeback show since undergoing heart surgery this spring.

The “Start Me Up” singer, 75, was energetic as ever at Chicago’s Soldier Field on Friday, where the Rolling Stones resumed their tour after postponing dates for Jagger’s recovery.

Jagger reportedly ran all around the stage and danced up a storm for the 60,000-deep sold-out crowd. While he reportedly didn’t directly address his health, he did tell the audience, “It feels pretty good!”

MICK JAGGER RETURNS TO TOUR FOLLOWING HEART VALVE SURGERY

The No Filter Tour was slated to start April 20 in Miami before doctors told Jagger in late March he required treatment, reportedly for a heart valve issue.

“We love Chicago so much we decided to start the tour here instead of Miami,” Jagger told the crowd, adding a shoutout to the Windy City’s new mayor, Lori Lightfoot.

The setlist reportedly was mostly classics, including “Let’s Spend the Night Together,” ”Gimme Shelter,” ”Brown Sugar,” ”Sympathy for the Devil” and “You Can’t Always Get What You Want.”

MICK JAGGER WOWS FANS WITH EPIC DANCE ROUTINE AFTER UNDERGOING HEART SURGERY

Guitarists Keith Richard and Ronnie Wood, a respective 75 and 72, and drummer Charlie Watts, 78, were just as energized and enthusiastic as their frontman.

All the cities on the tour that were previously postponed are locked in, and there’s a new date in New Orleans. A second show at Soldier Field, the home stadium of the Chicago Bears, is scheduled for Tuesday.

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The coast-to-coast tour, which the Stones have said will feature classic hits, will include stops in Florida, Texas, Arizona, California, Washington, Colorado, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, New Jersey and Washington, D.C. Tickets sold for the original dates are being honored, but those who couldn’t attend were able to get refunds by accessing their Ticketmaster accounts.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Tom Petty and Tupac Shakur estates, Soundgarden sue Universal Music Group for recordings lost in fire

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Soundgarden and estates representing Tupac Shakur and Tom Petty are among those suing Universal Music Group for materials lost in a 2008 fire.

In a suit filed this week in federal district court in Los Angeles, the artists allege that Universal failed to protect music ruined in the fire and to inform them of the full extent of the fire’s impact, recently revealed by The New York Times.

TOM PETTY’S DAUGHTER, WIFE IN NASTY DISPUTE OVER ESTATE

Besides music by Petty and Shakur, the fire is believed to have destroyed master tapes and other recordings by Ella Fitzgerald and Chuck Berry, among others. The plaintiffs, who also include Steve Earle and the band Hole, are seeking compensatory damages in excess of $100 million.

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A Universal spokesman declined comment Saturday.

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Tom Petty and Tupac Shakur estates, Soundgarden sue Universal Music Group for recordings lost in fire

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Soundgarden and estates representing Tupac Shakur and Tom Petty are among those suing Universal Music Group for materials lost in a 2008 fire.

In a suit filed this week in federal district court in Los Angeles, the artists allege that Universal failed to protect music ruined in the fire and to inform them of the full extent of the fire’s impact, recently revealed by The New York Times.

TOM PETTY’S DAUGHTER, WIFE IN NASTY DISPUTE OVER ESTATE

Besides music by Petty and Shakur, the fire is believed to have destroyed master tapes and other recordings by Ella Fitzgerald and Chuck Berry, among others. The plaintiffs, who also include Steve Earle and the band Hole, are seeking compensatory damages in excess of $100 million.

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A Universal spokesman declined comment Saturday.

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Jerry Lee Lewis’ lawsuit against his daughter dismissed by federal judge

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A lawsuit alleging rock ‘n’ roll pioneer Jerry Lee Lewis’ daughter stole from him was dismissed by a federal judge last Thursday.

U.S. District Judge Neal Biggers ruled that most claims from the lawsuit were barred by the statute of limitations. He allowed only claims by Lewis’ son and current wife that they were defamed by online comments from the daughter’s husband.

Lewis sued his daughter Phoebe Lewis-Loftin and son-in-law Zeke Loftin in 2017.

According to court documents the “Great Balls of Fire” singer claimed Phoebe took advantage of him while she managed her father’s career from 2000 to 2012 and conspired to spend his fortune with her husband Loftin, TMZ reported at the time.

JERRY LEE LEWIS IS ‘HEADING IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION’ AFTER SUFFERING FROM MINOR STROKE

The lawsuit is another fracture in the often-difficult personal life of the 83-year-old pianist and singer known as “The Killer.” The Louisiana native and survivor from the dawn of rock now lives in Nesbit, Miss.

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Rock ’n’ roll legend Jerry Lee Lewis sued his daughter Phoebe in 2017, but a federal judge dismissed most of the lawsuit last Thursday, ruling that most of the claims were barred by the statute of limitations. (John Davisson/Invision/AP, File)

In February, the 83-year-old music legend suffered a minor stroke and had to cancel upcoming performances.

After Lewis’ stroke, his rep Zach Farnum said Lewis was expected to make a “full recovery.”

“He is with his family, recuperating in Memphis and the doctors expect a full recovery,” Farnum said at the time.

ROCK ‘N’ ROLL LEGEND JERRY LEE LEWIS SUFFERS MINOR STROKE

“The Killer looks forward to getting back into the studio soon to record a Gospel record and on the road performing live for his fans. His family requests privacy at this time. Well wishes and prayers are greatly appreciated,” Farnum added.

Lewis kept busy last year performing at packed venues across the country. He originally became an instant sensation in 1957 with his hit songs “Great Balls of Fire” and “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On.” Lewis was part of the Memphis music scene that set the ‘50s ablaze alongside Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash.

Lewis married caretaker Judith Lewis in 2012.

Fox News’ Mariah Haas, Stephanie Nolasco and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Prince memoir ‘The Beautiful Ones’ coming this fall

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The memoir Prince was working on at the time of his death is coming out Oct. 29.

Random House confirmed Monday to The Associated Press that “The Beautiful Ones” will combine Prince unfinished manuscript with rare photos, scrapbooks and lyrics. First announced just weeks before his 2016 death, the 288-page book will include an introduction by New Yorker writer Dan Piepenbring, whom Prince had chosen as a collaborator. The memoir is an exclusive partnership with the Prince Estate.

“‘The Beautiful Ones’ is the deeply personal account of how Prince Rogers Nelson became the Prince we know: the real-time story of a kid absorbing the world around him and creating a persona, an artistic vision, and a life, before the hits and the fame that would come to define him,” Random House announced.

PRINCE’S PURPLE ESTATE AND ELVIS’ HONEYMOON HOME: A LOOK AT ROCK LEGENDS’ MANSIONS

The book will span from Prince’s childhood to his early years as a musician to the cusp of international stardom, using Prince’s own writings, a scrapbook of his personal photos, and the original handwritten lyric sheets for many of his most iconic songs, which he kept at Paisley Park. The book depicts Prince’s evolution through deeply revealing, never-before-shared images and memories and culminates with his original handwritten treatment for his masterwork, ‘Purple Rain.'”

PRINCE’S ONLY FOCUS WAS MUSIC, GUITARIST SAYS

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Piepenberg’s introduction will touch upon Prince’s final days, “a time when Prince was thinking deeply about how to reveal more of himself and his ideas to the world, while retaining the mystery and mystique he’d so carefully cultivated.”

Prince died three years ago, on April 21, from an accidental overdose of fentanyl at the age of 57.

In 2018, literary agent Esther Newberg told Variety that Prince had completed more than 50 handwritten pages.

The book’s editor, Chris Jackson, said in a statement “The Beautiful Ones” was “a beautiful tribute to his life.”

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“It’s also much more than that: it’s a genuinely moving and energizing literary work, full of Prince’s ideas and vision, his voice and image,” said Jackson, whose other authors have included comedian Trevor Noah and journalist Ta-Nehisi Coates. “It’s a treasure not just for Prince fans but for anyone who wants to see one of our greatest creative artists and original minds at work on his greatest creation: himself.”

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Michelle Branch marries Black Keys’ drummer Patrick Carney

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Michelle Branch and Patrick Carney of the Black Keys are married.

The Grammy-winning musicians tied the knot Saturday at the Marigny Opera House in New Orleans in front of close friends and family, a representative for Carney told The Associated Press on Sunday.

Among those attending the wedding were the couple’s 7-month-old son, Rhys, and Branch’s 13-year-old daughter from a previous relationship, Owen.

Branch, 35, wore a dress by Temperley London and walked down the aisle to Elvis Presley’s “I Can’t Help Falling In Love With You,” performed by The Symphony Chorus of New Orleans.

Carney, 39, wore a Burberry suit.

The couple began dating in 2015. They collaborated together on Branch’s 2017 album, “Hopeless Romantic.”

Branch’s hits include “All You Wanted,” ”Everywhere,” ”Are You Happy Now?” and “The Game of Love,” with Santana.

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The Black Keys, which includes singer-guitarist-producer Dan Auerbach, have a string of rock hits including “Lonely Boy,” ”Tighten Up” and “Fever.”

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Moves like Jagger: Mick Jagger’s partner debuts Rolling Stones-themed dance

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Talk about your “Moves Like Jagger.” The recovering rocker made a stealth appearance at the ballet, slipping backstage to support his partner, Melanie Hamrick, as she presented her new dance based on Rolling Stones songs.

It was Hamrick’s first work as choreographer, with a score arranged by Jagger of three Stones classics: “Sympathy for the Devil,” ”She’s a Rainbow,” and “Paint it Black.” Hamrick created the short ballet for the 20th anniversary of Youth America Grand Prix, the world’s largest ballet scholarship competition, in which she performed as a teenager.

Jagger didn’t appear onstage or in the audience. But he did greet the crowd at New York‘s Lincoln Center on Thursday night via a backstage mic.

ROLLING STONES’ MICK JAGGER ‘ON THE MEND’ AFTER HEART SURGERY

“Hi everybody, this is Mick Jagger here,” he said, congratulating YAGP on its anniversary and adding: “I hope you are going to enjoy this wonderful ballet — and the music of course.”

The 75-year-old rocker recently underwent medical treatment, reportedly for a heart valve issue, forcing postponement of the Stones’ No Filter tour.

Hamrick said later in an interview that Jagger was “doing great. Thank goodness!”

“It was cute,” she said of his visit backstage. “He wanted to watch the piece. It was really special that he was there and able to see it. It feels good (for the dancers) when the choreographer and the person who wrote the music are watching you. It gave everyone an extra special feeling.”

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Hamrick, who dances with American Ballet Theater but did not perform herself in the piece, said it had been nerve-wracking presenting her first choreographic effort.

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Choreographer Melanie Hamrick poses with dancers at the gala of Youth America Grand Prix, the world’s largest ballet scholarship competition, on Thursday, April 18, after the U.S. premiere of her new ballet, “Porte Rouge” (Red Door), based on classic Rolling Stones tunes arranged by her partner, Mick Jagger. The Stones frontman, recovering from medical treatment, watched from backstage and addressed the audience briefly via microphone before the show. (AP Photo/Jocelyn Noveck) (AP)

It was Jagger, she said, who encouraged her to take the plunge when the idea came up, from YAGP founder Larissa Saveliev, for Hamrick to do something with Stones music.

“Mick was, ‘Who better than you? You’re a professional ballerina, you come to my concerts,'” she said. “It went from there.”

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Hamrick, 31, noted that the scholarship program was responsible for launching her career; though she didn’t win, her performance there led to a contract to perform at ABT’s Studio Company in 2003. She joined the main company in 2004.

It was Hamrick who chose the songs for the ballet, called “Porte Rouge,” or “Red Door” (as in, “I see a red door….”). Jagger arranged the songs to fit.

“We worked together and he said, ‘Just trust your gut … go with what your instincts are, and I’ll help you figure out how to make the cuts.'”

MICK JAGGER’S HEART SURGERY A ‘MIRACLE PROCEDURE’

“I picked the songs I felt I connected with the most,” she said, “and I was like, ‘Can you make these work?’ And he took it away. He was very good, he was, ‘You do YOU.'”

The dancers included six from ABT and one from New York City Ballet. But the obvious Jagger “character” appeared to be the Argentine ABT star Herman Cornejo, with even his flowing mop of hair resembling the Stones frontman.

“I feel like they have the same energy,” Hamrick noted.

ROLLING STONES’ KEITH RICHARDS FINALLY GETS SOBER

Another standout dancer in the piece, Calvin Royal III, said he’d particularly enjoyed the experience of “bringing rock ‘n’ roll to ballet.”

“I think it was just such a beautiful relationship that needed to be merged,” said Royal, a soloist with ABT. “It’s so athletic and dynamic, and it was just fun to perform.”

Royal, 30, admitted he hadn’t had much previous experience with Stones music.

“To be honest with you, I hadn’t heard a lot of Rolling Stones music until Melanie approached me about this project, and I went on Spotify and just started listening to a lot of their music,” he said.

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He did, though, get to meet Jagger. “It was great to have him on board to support us,” Royal said.

Hamrick noted she’d had to strike a fine line with channeling the essence of the Stones, without imitating those moves like Jagger.

“I studied some videos of his, because I didn’t want to imitate, but I wanted you to feel the essence, and I didn’t want him to tell me what to do, because I wanted it to be original,” she said.

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Is there a future for the piece? Hamrick said she’s planning for it to reappear as a longer piece, with more Stones songs. “Hopefully everyone will like it,” she said with a smile.

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Jimmy Page reflects on Led Zeppelin’s legacy and its sound

When Jimmy Page was a young student, he had already developed such an inseparable relationship with his guitar that school officials would often confiscate it.

“It would be given back at the end of the day. And this was quite repetitive,” Page said.

That dedication worked out pretty well for Page, who took Led Zeppelin to the zenith as one of the most powerful outfits in rock history.

Now some of the instruments that he used to create that Zeppelin sound are on display at an exhibition called “Play It Loud: Instruments of Rock & Roll” at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

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Seven of Page’s guitars, a few costumes and some of his equipment have been loaned to the exhibit, alongside dozens of guitars, drums and memorabilia from such legends as Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis, Bo Diddley and John Lennon.

While visiting the exhibition, Page sat down with The Associated Press to discuss the band’s legacy, why its music has endured and prospects for another reunion concert.

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AP: How frustrating are the Led Zeppelin reunion questions? You weren’t completely happy with Live Aid or the 40th anniversary concert for Atlantic Records in 1988. What about the 2007 concert in London?
Page:
I’m rather pleased that we did it, because we sort of looked still similar to what we looked now, and, yeah, we did a really good job. But I don’t think there’s going to be another one.

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This Oct. 10, 2018 photo shows Jimmy Page posing for a portrait at the Fender Factory in Corona, Calif. Page reflects on the wild year of 1968, when the Yardbirds crashed and Led Zeppelin was born. (Photo by Rebecca Cabage/Invision/AP) (AP)

AP: Let’s talk about your earliest recollection with the guitar.
Page:
I was taking my guitar to school so that I could play at recess because I became so involved with it, we became inseparable. I had to do my academic studies, that was the deal I had with my dad. And the rest of the time I could play guitar. So, I took that one step further: I would take that to school and play at recess.

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AP: Your guitar work for Led Zeppelin was far ahead of the curve…
Page:
I’d like to think that it was, because the first album, I sort of knew, as we were doing the tracks, exactly how I was going to layer everything and the textures of them…. There’s a variety of moods on ‘Led Zeppelin I.’ So, again, it was me challenging and pushing as far as I possibly could, not even thinking of my limitations, just going beyond, beyond, beyond.

AP: What’s it like having your guitars in the Met?
Page:
You approach the gallery through Greco-Roman statues, and then the first thing you see is Chuck Berry’s guitar. I said, ‘What? The original one, the blond one,’ and they said, ‘Yes.’ And I said, ‘What would you like? Tell me what you want to help this along and you can have whatever it is that you want.’

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AP: You gave them your Sovereign Harmony acoustic guitar. How important is it?
Page:
That guitar I had way back in the early ’60s. And it’s been with me all the way through, to the point where I used it as a writing tool… That particular guitar is the vehicle whereby the first album for Led Zeppelin is written, the second album is written, the third album is written, the fourth album is written and it’s the guitar that actually culminates with playing ‘Stairway to Heaven.’

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AP: Why has the Led Zeppelin catalogue endured?
Page:
It approaches so many different styles and moods and it’s very passionate. And it also very gentle. And it’s very hard. And it’s extremely dynamic. If anybody wants to be playing the guitar, the harmonica, the drums, the bass, the keyboards — well, it’s all there. And it’s organic music where everyone is playing together. I think it’s a great legacy to have produced, to be honest.

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