Music News Digest: Week Of September 2, 2018

September 10, 2018 by Amy Gold

During the week of September 2, 2018, the new John Lennon Commemorative Forever stamp was unveiled by the U.S. Postal Service at a ceremony in New York City. This stamp features a photo of the late rock legend taken in August 1974.

Also that week, Rod Stewart's latest single, "Didn't I," reached the Top 10 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart. This song is included on his latest album, "Blood Red Roses," which is due out on September 28.

The soundtrack to the upcoming Queen biopic, "Bohemian Rhapsody," will be coming out on October 19, 2018, two weeks before the movie is set to open in theaters. This album includes the classic studio versions of many of the band's top hits, plus rare concert performances and updated versions of some songs. Also, David Crosby's latest album, "Here If You Listen," will be released on October 26. Highlights include the album's first single, "Glory," and other new songs.

The Eagles added a show to their 2018 itinerary to take place December 7 in Honolulu, HI. Billy Joel announced that his New Year's Eve show for this year will take place at NYCB Live/Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Long Island, NY. Also, Cher will launch her first tour in five years, dubbed "Here We Go Again," which begins on January 17, 2019 in Ft. Myers, FL and ends on May 18 in St. Paul MN, covering many states across the country.

Finally, Roger Daltrey of The Who and Eric Clapton were among the first to be honored with stars on the Royal Albert Hall's new Walk of Fame. The unveiling ceremony took place on September 4, 2018 at the famous London venue.

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Fleetwood Mac gives a rare performance of "Gypsy" and other classics on The Ellen DeGeneres Show (September 5, 2018).