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Next Week in Music | Oct. 22-28

Everything you need to know to rock your world next week.

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Here are the major album releases, TV appearances, anniversaries and other events coming up in the next seven days. Mark your calendars — but don’t blame me if things change at the last minute:

FIVE ALBUMS TO WATCH FOR

Boy George & Culture Club | Life
It’s their first album in 19 years. Do you really want to make them cry by ignoring it? (Oct. 26)

John Legend | A Legendary Christmas
Six of the 14 tracks are new original songs from the newly minted EGOT winner. (Oct. 26)

William Shatner | Shatner Claus: The Christmas Album
Twaaaas … the niiiiight … befooore … CHRISTMAS!! (Oct. 26)

Mike Love | Reason for the Season
The Beach Boy dishes up some good seasonal vibrations. (Oct. 26)

Robyn | Honey
Konnichi wa, bitches. The Swedish art-dance queen is releasing her first disc in eight years. (Oct. 26)

MUSIC ON TV

Monday Oct. 22

Jeremih & Ty Dolla $ign | Jimmy Kimmel Live
Joey Purp & Rza | Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
Transviolet | Late Show With Stephen Colbert
Courtney Barnett | Late NIght With Seth Meyers
Mike Posner | Late Late Show With James Corden
Wombats | Last Call With Carson Daly

Tuesday Oct. 23

Mighty Mighty Bosstones | Jimmy Kimmel Live
Brockhampton | Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
Charlamagne Tha God | Late Show With Stephen Colbert
Florence + The Machine | Late Late Show With James Corden
Barns Courtney | Last Call With Carson Daly
Roger Daltrey | Access Live

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Wednesday Oct. 24

Lukas Graham | Jimmy Kimmel Live
Hozier & Mavis Staples | Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
Avett Brothers | Late NIght With Seth Meyers
Snow Patrol | Late Late Show With James Corden
Lawrence | Last Call With Carson Daly
Elle King | Live With Kelly & Ryan

Thursday Oct. 25

Big Boi | Jimmy Kimmel Live
Buddy | Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
Andrea Bocelli | Late Show With Stephen Colbert
Lenny Kravitz | Late Late Show With James Corden
Lily Allen | Last Call With Carson Daly
Andrea Bocelli | Live With Kelly & Ryan

Friday Oct. 26

Salt N Pepa, All-4-One, Rob Base | The Talk

BIRTHDAYS & ANNIVERSARIES

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Monday Oct. 22

In 2003, Elliot Smith, singer-songwriter, committed suicide at the age of 34 after a long battle with depression.

Tuesday Oct. 23

In 1963, Bob Dylan recorded The Times They Are A-Changin’ at Columbia Recording Studios in New York City. Dylan wrote the song as a deliberate attempt to create an anthem of change for the time.

Wednesday Oct. 24

In 1936, Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman was born in London.
In 1959, musical parodist ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic was born in Downey, Calif.
In 1986, Canadian rapper Drake was born in Toronto.

Thursday Oct. 25

In 2014, singer-bassist Jack Bruce of Cream died of liver disease at age 71.
In 1970, Barenaked Ladies’ Ed Robertson was born in Scarborough.
In 1984, singer Katy Perry was born in Santa Barbara, Calif.

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Friday Oct. 26

In 1991, rock concert promoter Bill Graham was killed when the helicopter he was riding in struck the top of an electrical transmission tower near Vallejo, Calif. and exploded.

Saturday Oct. 27

In 2013, Velvet Underground frontman Lou Reed died at the age of 71. An admitted hard drinker and drug user for years, he had a liver transplant in April 2013.

Sunday Oct. 28

In 1997, R.E.M. drummer Bill Berry announced he was leaving the group after 17 years to become a farmer.