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Bon Jovi Unloads NYC Apt. 

Keith Richards and Sting are not the only musicians unloading their New York City apartments.

Jon Bon Jovi has listed West Village apartment for $17.250-million. This comes two years after he sold his apartment in Soho for $34-million.

The duplex condo at 150 Charles Street is spread over 4,000-square feet and comes with a nice parcel of greenery -- a 15-hundred square foot landscaped terrace and two smaller balconies.

Inside are four bedrooms, four-and-a-half baths, floor to ceiling windows, a great room, custom kitchen, a dining room and media room.

Bon Jovi also has homes in New Jersey and Long Island, New York.

Jon has been added as a presenter at the Songwriters Hall of Fame induction ceremony next Thursday in New York.

Lou Baby!!

Lou Gramm says he plans to join Foreigner for more than just one show on their 40th anniversary tour this summer, as he had announced.

Gramm told Eddie Trunk on his Sirius-XM satellite radio show, "Mick [Jones] and I have talked about it at length. I think there's a number of the original band members that still play their instruments, and I think that if I make an appearance, it will be with the rest of the band, the original band. And we'll do half a dozen songs and then maybe do some things with his band."

But he's not joining the tour full time. "I think it's basically supposed to happen a few shows in the summer and a few in the fall. I think we're talking about maybe six shows, seven shows total. And they'll all be in the States, as far as I know. And the original members, [including] myself and Mick, of course, will perform 35, 40 minutes, maybe we'll do seven or eight songs, and then that will end, and [Mick's] current band will go on and finish the night. And I think for the encore, there might be some sort of a jam session with all the members on stage."

The other former members invited to join in on select dates are guitarist Ian McDonald and keyboardist Al Greenwood.

The tour starts July 11th in Syracuse, New York with Cheap Trick and Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin Experience in the opening slots.

In Other News...

Billy Joel is the subject of a new book. Billy Joel: America’s Piano Man by Joshua Duchan will be published on June 16th. It is described as “a passionate study of the Piano Man’s music and lyrics, decoding the artist’s songwriting process in a smart analysis that investigates cultural context and the language of song.” Joel has posted about it on his website. 

David Crosby says he and Chris Hillman have tried for many years to get Roger McGuinn to join them in a reunion of The Byrds. He also says he and Hillman have “talked a couple of times about doing some folk tunes together."

The two London shows -– tonight (Thursday) and Friday -- that Phil Collins was forced to postpone following a fall in his hotel room Wednesday night have been rescheduled for November 26th and 27th. He resumes his tour on Sunday in Cologne, Germany. 

Boston start their summer tour with Joan Jett on Saturday in Murphys, California. It runs through July 30th in Bristow, Virginia. 

Chuck Berry's final album, Chuck, is out tomorrow (Friday). 

Sting releases the The Complete Studio Collection: Volume 2, a box of all his solo studio albums,  tomorrow (Friday).

Paul Simon releases The Concert in Hyde Park, a two-CD and DVD or Blu-Ray set, tomorrow (Friday). It was recorded in London in July 2012.

ZZ Top’s early albums will be reissued as a vinyl box set. Cinco: The First Five LPs tomorrow (Friday).

Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow releases Live in Birmingham 2016, a two-CD set, this Friday. 

Foghat are playing the setlist of their Live 1977 album -- including the classic “Slow Ride” -- as part of this summer’s shows. Only the rhythm section of the current lineup was also in the band 40 years ago.

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