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Beatles news: Rock Hall tribute to Brian Epstein; Sean Lennon's S.F. guest

Beatles manager Brian Epstein's diaries will be featured in a special exhibit opening May 31 that will honor this year's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees in Cleveland, the Hall announced May 22. The new exhibit will open May 31, the night this year's induction ceremony premieres on HBO.

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Some of the other items to be included in the exhibit are a tenor sax played by Clarence Clemons of the E Street Band, a Peter Gabriel costume worn at the 1993 Grammy Awards, a cape and boots worn by Peter Criss of KISS, a Kurt Cobain knit cap and sweater, a jacket worn by Linda Ronstadt from the cover of her “Back in the U.S.A.” album, and guitars from Daryl Hall, John Oates and Cat Stevens.

Special guest: Sean Lennon had a special guest during the Ghost of a Sabre Tooth Tiger show San Francisco show at Great American Music Hall on Tuesday. Bob Weir of the Grateful Dead sat in with Sean Lennon Tuesday night during the encore. Weir and Lennon played “I Know You Rider,” a song that was a regular staple of the Dead. Lennon posted a photo of the two on Instagram.

But the gig wasn't all good times. Lennon's tour bus was burglarized while in the city. Lennon posted a picture and this note on Instagram, “Our percussionist Connor Grant's laptop was stolen today in San Francisco! Our van window was smashed this morning as he was getting coffee near Franklin and Hayes. BIG REWARD if computer is returned unharmed! NO QUESTIONS ASKED! If anyone knows anything pleeeeease contact us at”

Back to the Egg” anniversary tribute: will rebroadcast Ken Michael's one-hour special featuring an interview with Laurence Juber to celebrate the release of his new photo memoir "Guitar With Wings" and the 35th anniversary of "Back To The Egg" Sunday night at 10 p.m. EDT.

In theaters: The documentary “B.B. King: The Life of Riley,” which features an appearance by Ringo Starr, is now in theaters. Tickets are available on the B.B. King website. The DVD and Blu-ray will be released in June.

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