BIG Music News: Moody Blues, Brian Wilson

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MOODY BLUES:  Commemorating the 50th anniversary of 'Days of Future Passed' album

The Moody Blues' breakthrough album, Days of Future Passed, is 50 years old, and they'll celebrate its legacy with a tour in the spring and summer.

It looks like they'll play the album -- one of rock's first true concept albums -- in its entirety. Among its benchmark songs are "Nights in White Satin," "Forever Afternoon (Tuesday?)" and "Late Lament."

The first two dates announced are June 2nd at Fiddler's Green in Englewood, Colorado and June 27th at the Orpheum Theater in Minneapolis.

Justin Hayward, the band's singer and guitarist, is on the road with shows in Lexington, Kentucky and Charlotte, North Carolina this week.

BRIAN WILSON:  Working on a new album

Brian Wilson is working on a new album.

According to Matt Jardine -- who played alongside his father Al Jardine in Brian's tour band last year -- Brian held studio sessions earlier this month at United Recorders in L.A.. Matt posted photos on his Facebook page, and Brian posted one on Twitter.

We don't have further details about the project, which would be Wilson's first album since 2015's No Pier Pressure. A source close to Wilson tells us the recording is "a surprise."

SANTANA:  Favors Adele over Beyonce

Carlos Santana said that Adele deserved to win those Grammys over Beyonce -- but then tried to walk back his comments a bit.

He first told Australia's AAP news agency, "I think that Adele won because she can sing, sing... Beyonce is very beautiful to look at and it's more like modelling kind of music -- music to model a dress -- she's not a singer, singer, with all respect to her"

No surprise -- he engaged in some damage control this afternoon (Tuesday) on Facebook. He said his "comment about Beyonce was regretfully taken out of context. I have the utmost respect for her as an artist and a person. She deserves all the accolades that come her way. I wish Beyonce and her family all the best."

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