Keith Richards reveals secret to Rolling Stones success

THE ROLLING STONES:  Keith Richards talks about the secret to their success

After 56 years, Keith Richards has revealed the "formula" behind The Rolling Stones' success in a new installment of his "Ask Keith" segment on his website.

In short, he says the band knows the secret, but each member doesn't. "I don't know, it's just a magical thing that happens between the guys."  The Stones will once again put the formula to the test when they start their next tour on May 17th in Dublin, Ireland.

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THE BEACH BOYS:  Mike sends Brian a get well message after back surgery

Rare good vibrations are flowing between the bickering branches of The Beach Boys.

Mike Love posted a get well wish on Facebook and Twitter to his often-estranged cousin Brian Wilson, who just announced the postponement of all his May shows due to upcoming back surgery.

Above a photo of the guys playing basketball in what appears to be the 1970s, Mike writes, "I know what it's like to have the [Wilson] back gene. I am sympathetic and empathetic, as I myself have had back problems as early as junior high. I hope one day we'll be able to do something like this again; great memories. Looking forward to perhaps one day throwing some hoops. Feel better soon, Brian."

THE DOOBIE BROTHERS:  Johnston optimistic about getting in the Rock Hall

Tom Johnston is quietly optimistic that The Doobie Brothers will eventually make the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Their absence is more noticeable since many of their recent tour partners, such as Steely Dan, Chicagoand Earth Wind and Fire, have all been inducted.

The frontman was diplomatic addressing the issue. Asked if their exclusion is one of the Hall's biggest errors, he says, "Well, you won't get an argument on that." He adds that there's encouraging news behind the scenes.

"There are wheels in motion from what I understand. It could happen in the [pauses]. I'm not certainly not going to be prognosticator and say it's going to happen at any certain time. 'Cause I have no idea. But I think sooner rather than later. Put it that way."

The Doobie Brothers will make a stop with Steely at Toyota Music Factory in Irving on May 25th.

Steven Tyler, Joe Perry and Cyndi Lauper were among those nominated Tuesday for Tony Awards for Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theater for their contribution to SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical. The Tonys  will be held in New York on June 10th and air live on CBS.

Chicago will get a star on the Walk of Fame outside the Orpheum Theatre in Memphis on May 15th.

A pair of Reebok sneakers made for Rick Nielsen is available on eBay for $2000. However, the seller is willing to deal, having come down to $1500 when offered $50.

Break on Thru: A Celebration of Ray Manzarek and The Doors, directed by Justin Kreutzmann, son of Grateful Dead drummer Bill Kreutzmann, won the award for Best Feature Film over the weekend at the Asbury Park Music and Film Festival in New Jersey. Doors drummer John Densmore and Justin were on hand to accept the award.

Several shows originally set for the now-closed B.B. King’s in New York have been moved to Sony Hall on West 46th Street. Among them are Ace Frehley this Friday, Gordon Lightfoot on June 13th and AWB on June 28th.

A reissue of Buffalo Springfield's work will be out June 29th. What's That Sound: Complete Albums Collectionmarks the 50th anniversary of the original band's final show on May 5th, 1968. The three albums have been remastered under Neil Young’s supervision, with Buffalo Springfield and Buffalo Springfield Again supplied in both mono and stereo mixes. There'll also be a limited-edition 180-gram vinyl box.

Helping mark the band's 50th anniversary, Yes: The Steven Wilson Remixes will be released June 29th as a five-album set.

Paul McCartney and Metallica will headline this year's 2018 Austin City Limits Festival the weekends of October 5th and 12th.

This summer’s Rascals tour -- starring Felix CavaliereGene Cornish and drummer Carmine Appice -- will begin with an outdoor show in Stamford, Connecticut on July 18th.

Kristin Harmon Nelson, the first wife of Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Ricky Nelson and mother of the actress Tracy Nelson, died suddenly last Thursday. She was 72. Tracy posted the news on her Facebook page.

Oscar-winner Jennifer Hudson sings “I’ll Fight,” the theme song for RBG, the documentary on Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Both the single and the film will be out on Friday.

Though ABBA did agree to record new songs and produce an avatar-driven TV special, a spokesman strongly denies a rumor the foursome will reunite for Britain's 2019 Glastonbury Festival.

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