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Music: Lollapalooza, Stone Temple Pilots, Black Veil Brides, ProgStock and more...

By Gary Graff
ggraff@medianewsgroup.com, @GraffonMusic on Twitte

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Canceled in-person this year, the iconic Lollapalooza festival streams on YouTube and Lolla.com through Aug. 2, with more than 150 performances including archival sets from Paul McCartney, Chance the Rapper, Arcade Fire, Outkast, co-founder Perry Farrell and more, plus some new live sets by H.E.R., Carnage, Tank and the Bangas and others, a reunion of Farrell's Porno For Pyros and appearances by Michelle Obama, Chicago Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot. The music begins at 6 p.m. each day, and beneficiaries will be the nonprofits Arts for Illinois relief Fund, the Equal Justice Initiative and When We All Vote.

Other Events (all subject to change):

Strange Animals celebrates the release of a new single, "Something to Keep Me Awake" with fan chat and songwriting session at noon Friday, July 31, on its YouTube channel. The session will benefit HeadCount.

Elton John offers another archival concert at 3 p.m. Friday on his YouTube channel.

After more than 100 daily "A Concert a Day" archival sets, the Pickathon festival pivots to a special 12-hour "Pickathon at Home" streamcast blending older sets with some new material premiering Friday, July 31, with Drive-By Truckers as the final act. The show will be available on Pickathon's Facebook, YouTube, Twitch and Instagram as well as the Recording Academy/GRAMMYs Facebook. Proceeds will go to the MusiCares COVID-19 Relief Fund. Visit pickathon.com.

Wacken Worldwide, the virtual substitute for the popular German heavy music festival, runs through Saturday Aug. 1, on YouTube, featuring archival performances from Motorhead, Iron Maiden, Blind Guardian, Kreator and more. Visit wacken-world-wide.com.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has posted a new batch of videos featuring its prog-rock inductees including Pink Floyd, Yes, Genesis, Rush and Peter Gabriel on its YouTube channel.

Swedish headbangers Amon Amarth will do double duty on Friday, July 31, hosting a screening of the documentary "The Pursuit of Vikings" then streaming its 2017 performance from the Summer Breeze Festival, all at 3 p.m. via Knotfest.com.

Ann Arbor guitar hero and "The Voice" finalists Laith-Al Saadi and his trio play a parking lot concert at 7 p.m. Friday, July 31, in Lot #10 at Macomb Community College's Center Campus, off Dalcoma Road in Clinton Township. Admission $45 per vehicle of no more than four people, with pandemic restrictions in place. Rules and reservations at macombcenter.com.

The Metropolitan Opera's nightly streaming series features Dvorak's "Rusalka" from 2017 on Friday, July 31, Verdi's "Ernani" from 1983 on Saturday, Aug. 1, and Wagner's "Die Walkure" from 2019 on Sunday, Aug. 2 all 7:30 p.m. via metopera.org and Met Opera on demand apps.The Michigan Opera Theatre offers a pre-show talk about "Ernani" at 7 p.m. Saturday via its Facebook page. The Met will also present another work as part of the "Great Performances" series at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, July 26, on PBS (WTVS-Channel 56, or check local listings).

Singer-songwriter Anne Heaton plays at 8 p.m. Friday, July 31 as part of the Ark's Family Room Series via the ark.org/ark-family-room-series. Free, with donations accepted for the artist and venue.

Singer and hit songwriter LP (Laura Pergolizzi) offers a 2020 Virtual World Tour over two days from The Beehive in Los Angeles. A VIP Soundcheck Party and VIP Backstage Interview are available at 5:30 and 6 p.m., respectively, on Friday, Aug. 1, with the concert a multicamera, HD video presentation at 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1. Tickets start at $20 via lp.veeps.com.

Stone Temple Pilots gathers to play its debut album, "Core," in its entirety at 8 p.m. Friday, July 31, via nugs.tv. Admission is $9.99. STP is also launching an archival audio series, starting with a 2011 show from Hampton Beach, N.H., and a 2019 show from London, the latter with current frontman and Michigan native Jeff Gutt.

North Carolina alt.rockers Big Something kick off a four-show Escape From the Living Room Couch Tour at 8 p.m. Friday, July 31, on Facebook, YouTube and nugs.net. Other dates are Aug. 8, 16 and 22.

The Fred Hersch Trio is featured on "Streaming Live at the Village Vanguard" at 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, July 31 and Aug. 1, via villagevanguard.com. $10.

Tesla's Frank Hannon presents "Far Out Friday," featuring livestreamed performances by Red Voodoo and JT Loux, with a guest appearance by Vixen's Britt Lightning, at 9 p.m. Friday, July 31, on the Monster of Rock Cruises Facebook page.

Americana troupe the Kitchen Dwellers celebrates ther elease of a Pink Floyd new covers EP, "Reheated Vol. 2," with two nights of performances -- 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, July 31-Aug. 1 -- from Montana's Bridger Mountains, via the band's Facebook page.

Up-and-coming Los Angeles singer Kiana Lede is featured on the Grammy Museum's inaugural "Spotlight Saturdays," beginning Aug. 1 at GrammyMuseum.org.

Florida Georgia Line, the embattled Chainsmokers and JoJo will be featured on the USO's MVP Summer Series show at noon Saturday, Aug. 1, on uso.org/mvp.

Tennessee Walt (aka Gayden Wren) and Texas Sally will explore country music again with "A Distant Country 5," taking place at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, on Facebook.

ProgStock is joining the ranks of festivals moving online this year, kicking off at 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, and continuing every Saturday through the rest of the month. Tickets are available via stageit.com/ProgStock. More information and updates at ProgStock.com.

The metal group Fleshgod Apocalypse streams live from Rome at 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, $9 via ticketspice.com.

Black Veil Brides celebrates the release of its new album, "Re-Stitch These Wounds," by playing it live from the Whiskey-a-Go-Go in Los Angeles at 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1. Tickets $10 via blackveilbrides.veeps.com.

Vince Gill, Rodney Crowell and Emmylou Harris play for the Grand Ole Opry's 4,935th consecutive Saturday night broadcast at 8 p.m. on Aug. 1 via Circle All Access on Facebook, wsmonline.com, and SiriusXM.

Afghan Whigs' Greg Dulli performs a solo concert at 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, from Gold-Diggers in Los Angeles. Tickets are $12 via Dice.fm. Dulli will perform an earlier show for Europe at 8 p.m. GMT/3 p.m. EST.

California reggae favorites Common Sense stream live from the Belly Up in Solana Beach at 10:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, via nocapshows.com. $10.

The Rolling Stones unearth another archival concert for "Extra Licks," 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 2 on the group's YouTube page.

Trombonist Delfeayo Marsalis, of those Marsalises, launches his new nonprofit Keep NOLA Music Alive with a "Double-Nickel Birthday Bash" concert with his Uptown Jazz Orchestra and vocalist Tonya Boyd-Cannon at 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 2, via Facebook.

Jerry Day, an annual celebration of the late Grateful Dead co-founder Jerry Garcia, takes place virtually at 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 2, from San Francisco via nugs.tv. Proceeds raised will help support the Jerry Garcia Amphitheater and SF Beautiful.

Country Standard Time's Black Lives Matters Festival featuring black country and Americana Artists such as Hubby Jenkins, Barrence Whitfield, Kamara Thomas and more, runs from 7 p.m. Sunday Aug. 2, each evening through Aug. 6 via Facebook. Donations will be encouraged for the Equal Justice Initiative.

Singer-songwriter Jacob Warren drops in on the Ark's Family Room Series at 8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 3, via the ark.org/ark-family-room-series. Free, with donations accepted for the artist and venue.

Brazilian singer-songwriter and drag queen Pabilo Vittar plays a SummerStage Anywhere Session at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 4 via the SummerStage Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and Twitch pages.

The Dave Matthews Band's Drive-In Series continues at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 5, via nugs.net.

California hard rock quintet Slaves introduces its new album, "Better Days," at 9 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 5, from the Whisky-a-Go-Go in Los Angeles; $15 via slvs.veeps.com.

Pittsburgh singer-songwriter Brooke Annibale joins the Ark's Family Room Series at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 5, via the ark.org/ark-family-room-series. Free, with donations accepted for the artist and venue.

Britpop favorites Ride will stream a live show at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 6, from a secret location in London via dice.fm, with a Q&A to follow. Tickets are $16, with proceeds going to the Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust.

Rick Ross and 2 Chainz will be part of the next Verzuz battle, taking place at 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 6, on the Verzuz Instagram account and simulcast (and archived) on Apple Music.

Godsmack frontman Sully Erna has enlisted some famous hard rocking friends from Shiendown, Staind, Papa Roach, Sevendust and other bands to join him for "Live From the Living Room," a benefit for his SCARS Foundation at 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 6, on his YouTube channel and the foundation's Facebook page.

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