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For Tuesday, November 21st, 2017 

>>Bill Ward In Hospital 

(Undated)  --  Former Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward is in the hospital recovering from unspecified heart problems.  In a Facebook post yesterday, Ward explained he is ok, but will have to cancel his upcoming tour with his new band Day of Errors.  Ward apologized and said he'll "be in touch soon." 

>>Brian Johnson Says Goodbye To Malcolm 

(Undated)  --  Former AC/DC frontman Brian Johnson is paying tribute to the late Malcolm Young.  The singer posted the message on his website yesterday writing in part, "For 32 years we stood side by side on stage. I can't believe he's gone. I am proud to have known him and call him a friend, and I'm going to miss him so much. I salute you, Malcolm Young." Young was with the band from 1973 until he retired in 2014 after being diagnosed with dementia.  He passed away over the weekend. 

>>R.E.M. Shares "Automatic" Performance 

(Undated)  --  R.E.M. is sharing the only live performance from their "Automatic for the People" record.  The band never formally toured in support of the album but played one show in Athens, Georgia in November of 1992 after it was released.  The record is now 25 and so the band put the remastered footage from the gig on their Facebook page yesterday. 

>>Dead & Co Performances Online 

(New York, NY)  --  Video of Dead & Company's two-night run at "The Late Show" is now online.  The band did a version of "Uncle John's Band" the second night that had guitarists John Mayer and Bob Weir and bassist Oteil Burbridge all sharing lead vocals.  Dead & Company kicked off their current tour last week with two shows at New York's Madison Square Garden. Get dates and details and see "The Late Show" video at