‘Chapter and Verse,’ the Companion Album to Bruce Springsteen’s Forthcoming Autobiography, to be Released September 23

Album Includes 5 Unreleased Tracks

Springsteen’s gripping 500-page autobiography, ‘Born to Run,‘ will be released internationally Sept. 27, published in hardcover, e-book, and audio editions by Simon & Schuster in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and India, as well as other publishers around the world. Springsteen has been privately writing the autobiography over the past seven years. He began working on the book in 2009, after performing with the E Street Band at the Super Bowl’s halftime show. (‘Born To Run‘ is available for pre-order here: http://smarturl.it/borntorunbook.)

Chapter and Verse,’ the audio companion will be released Sept. 23 on Columbia Records. Five of the album’s 18 tracks have not been previously released.

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‘Chapter and Verse,’ the Companion Album to Bruce Springsteen’s Autobiography, to be Released September 23; Includes 5 Unreleased Tracks (PRNewsFoto/Columbia Records)

Springsteen selected the songs on ‘Chapter and Verse‘ to reflect the themes and sections of ‘Born to Run.’ The compilation begins with two tracks from The Castiles, featuring a teenaged Springsteen on guitar and vocals, and ends with the title track from 2012’s ‘Wrecking Ball.’ The collected songs trace Springsteen’s musical history from its earliest days, telling a story that parallels the one in the book.

Recordings from Steel Mill and The Bruce Springsteen Band feature musicians who would go on to play in The E Street Band. Solo demos of “Henry Boy” and “Growin’ Up” were cut in 1972 shortly before Springsteen began recording his debut album, ‘Greetings From Asbury Park, N.J.’

View filmmaker Thom Zinny’s trailer for ‘Chapter and Verse’ here: http://smarturl.it/ChapterVerseTrailer

‘Chapter and Verse’ Song Titles:

1. Baby I — The Castiles (recorded May 2, 1966, at Mr. Music, Bricktown, NJ; written by Bruce Springsteen and George Theiss; previously unreleased)

2. You Can’t Judge a Book by the Cover — The Castiles (recorded Sept. 16, 1967, at The Left Foot, Freehold, NJ; written by Willie Dixon; previously unreleased)

3. He’s Guilty (The Judge Song) — Steel Mill (recorded Feb. 22, 1970, at Pacific Recording Studio, San Mateo, CA; previously unreleased)

4. Ballad of Jesse James — The Bruce Springsteen Band (recorded March 14, 1972, at Challenger Eastern Surfboards, Highland, NJ; previously unreleased)

5. Henry Boy (recorded June 1972, at Mediasound Studios, New York, NY; previously unreleased)

6. Growin’ Up (recorded May 3, 1972, at Columbia Records Recordings Studios, New York, NY; previously appeared on ‘Tracks’)

7. 4th of July, Asbury Park (Sandy) (1973, ‘The Wild, The Innocent & the E Street Shuffle’)

8. Born to Run (1975, ‘Born to Run’)

9. Badlands (1977, ‘Darkness on the Edge of Town’)

10. The River (1980, ‘The River’)

11. My Father’s House (1982, ‘Nebraska’)

12. Born in the U.S.A. (1984, ‘Born in the U.S.A.’)

13. Brilliant Disguise (1987, ‘Tunnel of Love’)

14. Living Proof (1992, ‘Lucky Town’)

15. The Ghost of Tom Joad (1995, ‘The Ghost of Tom Joad’)

16. The Rising (2002, ‘The Rising’)

17. Long Time Comin’ (2005, ‘Devils & Dust’)

18. Wrecking Ball (2012, ‘Wrecking Ball’)

All songs written and performed by Bruce Springsteen except as noted.

Chapter and Verse‘ will be available as a single CD and double LP, as well as via digital download and streaming. The package will include lyrics and rare photos.

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band are currently on tour in Europe and will return to the U.S. for a string of dates beginning Aug. 23 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ, and ending Sept. 14 at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, MA.

Legendary Michael Jackson HIStory Statue Unveiled at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, July 28

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On Thursday, July 28, the Estate of Michael Jackson teamed up with Michael Jackson ONE by Cirque du Soleil and Mandalay Bay to pay tribute to the King of Pop as they unveiled his iconic HIStory Statue. Featured on the cover of his world-famous album HIStory: Past, Present and Future Book 1, which became the best selling multiple disc album worldwide, the HIStory Statue is the third piece of memorabilia to be loaned by the Estate for display on the Mandalay Bay property.

MJ ONE Cast Members Welcome Michael Jackson HIStory Statue

MJ ONE Cast Members Welcome Michael Jackson HIStory Statue

The highly anticipated unveiling ceremony took place in the Main Lobby of Mandalay Bay, where fans had the opportunity to witness the live reveal of this historic sculpture. To welcome the piece, members from the cast of Michael Jackson ONE delivered a never-before-seen performance created especially for this event, dazzling the audience as they performed to “SCREAM,” the first single from the HIStory album. Following the performance, fans were able to meet and take photos with those cast members.

There’s a reason why Michael Jackson’s spirit still lives on,” said Jerry Nadal, Senior Vice President, Resident Shows Division at Cirque du Soleil. “It’s the passion and love behind every song he created. It’s the soundtrack he delivered to an entire generation and beyond. We certainly see this every night at Michael Jackson ONE as thousands of Michael Jackson, Cirque and music and dance fans of all ages and backgrounds collide to experience their favorite Michael Jackson songs in a new and innovative way. Now, this incredible statue stands with us as a testament to his legacy.” Continue reading

Limited Edition Five-LP Box Set, Maroon 5 — The Studio Albums All Five Titles Also Available On Individual 180-Gram Vinyl

Maroon 5‘s remarkable 14-year career has established them as one of pop music’s most enduring and celebrated groups. For the first time since their original release, all five of the band’s albums will be released on 180-gram vinyl in a limited edition box set: Maroon 5: The Studio Albums and as individual titles on vinyl, September 30—just as the band wraps up its year-long Maroon 5 World Tour of 37 cities in October. All LPs will include original cover artwork.

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MAROON 5 — THE STUDIO ALBUMS LIMITED EDITION FIVE-LP BOX SET, ALL FIVE TITLES ALSO AVAILABLE ON INDIVIDUAL VINYL (PRNewsFoto/UMe)

Formed by the four principals in Los Angeles-based band Kara’s Flowers – vocalist/guitarist Adam Levine, rhythm guitarist Jesse Carmichael, bassist Mickey Madden and drummer Ryan Dusick, with the addition of keyboardist James Valentine – Maroon 5 signed with Octone Records, releasing their debut album, Songs About Jane, in June 2002, debuting on the Billboard 200 at No. 6 and earning the GRAMMY® Award for Best New Artist.

Followed by 2007’s It Won’t Be Soon Before Long (No. 1), 2010’s Hands All Over (No. 2), 2012’s Overexposed (No. 2) and 2014’s V (No. 1), its first for 222/Interscope, Maroon 5 have amassed more than 17 million album sales and 70 million singles worldwide, going gold or platinum in over 35 countries, scoring such No. 1 Top-40 hits like “Makes Me Wonder,” “Moves Like Jagger” and “One More Night,” as well as Top-5 smashes “This Love,” “She Will Be Loved,” “Payphone” (with Wiz Khalifa), “Animals” and “Sugar” with more than 1 billion views.  

Songs About Jane was released on June 25, 2002, and since reaching No. 6 on the Billboard 200, it has gone on to sell more than 5.2 million copies in the U.S. and 10 million copies worldwide. The album produced a pair of Top-5 singles with “This Love” (No. 8 in Australia, No. 3 in the U.K.) and “She Will Be Loved” (No. 1 inAustralia and No. 4 in the U.K.) and a Top-20 hit in “Harder to Breathe.”  Rolling Stone praised the album for its “funky, white-soul stylings, tunefulness and vocals.


Songs About Jane track listing
Side One
1.”Harder to Breathe”
2. “This Love”
3. “Shiver”
4. “She Will Be Loved”
5. “Tangled”
6. “The Sun”

Side Two
1. “Must Get Out”
2. “Sunday Morning”
3. “Secret'”
4. “Through with You”
5. “Not Coming Home”
6. “Sweetest Goodbye”

It Won’t Be Soon Before Long was released on A&M/Octone on May 16, 2007, debuting at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 (and in the U.K.), with Matt Flynn replacing drummer Ryan Dusick, who still received credit on the album as Musical Director. The album’s musical direction veered into a pop-punk-soul area, drawing inspiration from the likes of Talking HeadsMichael Jackson and Prince. The album’s first single, “Makes Me Wonder,” turned into the band’s first-ever Billboard Hot 100 chart-topper, going to No. 2 in the U.K., while “Wake Up Call” hit the Top 20. The album went on to sell 5 million copies worldwide, hitting No. 1 on Billboard‘s Digital Albums chart, No. 3 on the Top Alternative Albums tally, No. 3 on Top Catalog Albums and No. 1 on the Top Tastemaker Albums.

It Won’t Be Soon Before Long track listing
Side One
1. “If I Never See Your Face Again”
2. “Makes Me Wonder”
3. “Little of Your Time”
4. “Wake Up Call”
5. “Won’t Go Home Without You”
6. “Nothing Lasts Forever”

Side Two
1. “Can’t Stop”
2. “Goodnight Goodnight”
3. “Not Falling Apart”
4. “Kiwi”
5. “Better That We Break”
6. “Back at Your Door”

Hands All Over was first released on A&M/Octone Records on August 18, 2010, then re-released a year later to include their chart-topping, GRAMMY®-nominated hits “Moves Like Jagger” and “Misery.” Produced by Mutt Lange, with Benny Blanco and Shellback producing “Moves Like Jagger,” the album debuted at No. 2 and was certified platinum. “Moves Like Jagger,” which was first performed live on The Voice by fellow judges Adam Levine and Christina Aguilera, turned into one of the band’s most successful single releases, nominated for a GRAMMY® in the Best Pop Duo/Group Performance category (as was “Misery“). The single is one of the eight best-selling digital downloads of all time, with sales of more than 8.5 million copies worldwide in 2011 and another 7 million since then.

Hands All Over track listing
Side One
1. “Misery”
2. “Give a Little More”
3. “Stutter”
4. “Don’t Know Nothing”
5. “Never Gonna Leave This Bed”
6. “I Can’t Lie”

Side Two
1. “Hands All Over”
2. “How”
3. “Get Back in My Life”
4. “Just a Feeling”
5. “Runaway”
6. “Out of Goodbyes”
7. “Moves Like Jagger” (first time appearing on the album) 

Overexposed was released on June 20, 2012, on A&M/Octone Records, and is the band’s only album not to feature multi-instrumentalist Jesse Carmichael, who left the band and returned two years later. PJ Morton, who had been touring with the band as the keyboardist and background vocalist, joined the group. Working with a new set of producers, including hitmeister Max Martin and Ryan Tedder – as well as mainstays Shellback and Benny Blanco – Maroon 5’s fourth album debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200. The album has since sold nearly 1.5 million copies in the U.S., spurred by the lead single, “Payphone,” featuring Wiz Khalifa, which went to No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100, and “One More Night,” which peaked at No. 1. Both subsequent singles, “Daylight” (No. 7) and “Love Somebody” (No. 10) also scored high on the charts.

Overexposed track listing
Side One
1. “One More Night”
2. “Payphone”
3. “Daylight”
4. “Lucky Strike”
5. “The Man Who Never Lied”
6. “Love Somebody”

Side Two
1. “Ladykiller”
2. “Fortune Teller”
3. “Sad”
4. “Tickets”
5. “Doin’ Dirt”
6. “Beautiful Goodbye”

V, released August 29, 2014, their first for 222/Interscope, marked the return of multi-instrumentalist Jesse Carmichael, while debuting at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and producing three hit singles in “Maps” (No. 6—setting a record for the highest debut by a group on the Top 40 radio charts in 18 years), “Animals” (No. 3) and GRAMMY®-nominated “Sugar” (No. 2). The album also features a collaboration with fellow Voice judge Gwen Stefani, “My Heart Is Open,” co-written with Sia Furler. Rolling Stone called the album “precision-tuned and lustrously polished, jammed with hooks and choruses that build a man cave in your brain.”

V track listing
Side One
1. “Maps”
2. “Animals”
3. “It Was Always You”
4. “Unkiss Me”
5. “Sugar”
6. “Leaving California”

Side Two
1. “In Your Pocket”
2. “New Love”
3. “Coming Back for You”
4. “Feelings”
5. “My Heart is Open”

Cyndi Lauper Proves That She Still Can Surprise–and Definitely Have Fun–in the August/September Issue of AARP The Magazine

While Celebrating The Release Of Her Latest Musical Adventure –A Country Album– Pop Icon Cyndi Lauper Shares Her Secrets For Reinvention And Why Rules, Especially About Aging, Just Don’t Apply

With nearly 36 million readers, AARP The Magazine, founded in 1958 and is published bimonthly in print and continually online, is the world’s largest circulation magazine and the definitive lifestyle publication for Americans 50+. It delivers comprehensive content through health and fitness features, financial guidance, consumer interest information and tips, celebrity interviews, and book and movie reviews. AARP The Magazine was.

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AARP The Magazine – Cyndi Lauper Cover (PRNewsFoto/AARP)

At age 63, Cyndi Lauper is still that girl with edge who just wants to have fun. She remains an entertainment powerhouse whose secret to success is not giving a “hoot,” remaining true to herself and her unconventional artistic vision.

In the August/September issue of AARP The Magazine, a pink-haired Lauper opens up about her personal life, including an abusive childhood, and provides details about her remarkable career, spanning pop rock, new wave, blues, Broadway and, most recently, a recording of country standards.

Her notable work doesn’t end with music, but includes forays into acting, performance art, and human rights activism. This 80s icon is a devoted wife, mother and musical artist that has survived personal and professional hardships and is fiercely determined to remain open to the new and to be defined only by herself.

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AARP national logo. (PRNewsFoto/AARP)

The following are excerpts from the August/September issue of the AARP The Magazine cover story featuring Lauper, available in homes today and online now at www.aarp.org/magazine/.

ON BEING TRUE TO HERSELF AND STAYING POWER: Don’t listen. I find it remarkable when the ‘industry people’ try to pigeonhole you, like they know. Even me, I don’t know what I can do. I want to be great, but I don’t know if I can be great, so I just have to keep trying.”

You can’t live your whole life worrying about staying famous. If losing some fame means doing what you want, you gotta go with what you want.”

They can say what they want [about my legacy]. They’ve been saying everything anyway. I don’t give a hoot. I am who I am. I don’t apologize for any of it. But I do hope that what I do in my art inspires people—that it makes ’em happy and makes ’em think.

I wouldn’t listen to the naysayers and haters. Who cares? The people who succeed are the people who don’t quit.”

I wanna hear everything and keep learning about music. If I’m gonna invest my time, I want it to be great, because that’s what I’m leaving behind, besides the human beings I adore.”

I had a dream one time. I climbed the ladder and then let the ladder fall because I couldn’t just stand where I was. I wanted to be my own artist, to sing the rhythm of my own speech.”

ON THE VIRTUES OF AGING THE WAY YOU WANT TO: “Age has nothing to do with it. You’ll get wherever it is you want to go at whatever time in your life you want to do it.

I think I have reached an age when I can have pink hair if I want—or blue hair. But blue, it turns a little green, so right now I am going with the pink.”

We are brainwashed about what age you’re supposed to marry, what age you’re supposed to have a kid, what age you’re supposed to do this or that. Oh my god! Who died and left those people in charge?

ON HER FINANCIAL REGRETS: “I was never smart about money like Prince. I wish I wasn’t taken advantage of so much.”

ON LEARNING TO BELIEVE IN YOURSELF: Lauper’s manager told her, “You’ll never be as big as you were.” Yet she refused to fire him. “Why didn’t I say, ‘If you don’t believe in me, you shouldn’t be working for me’? I couldn’t. He had a family. And I guess there were times I didn’t think I was worthy either, because I was always told I was a pain in the ass, and why can’t I just stand there and sing?

ON HER ASPIRING HIP-HIP ARTIST SON’S REFUSAL TO TAKE HER ADVICE: “I love my kid so f—ing much, I can’t take it.” Yet for Lauper, the main issue at the moment is that, though her son is an aspiring hip-hop artist, he refuses to take her advice. Still, she’s sanguine. “I‘d get mad when people gave me advice, too. I still do. I’ll ask my husband what he thinks of what I’m wearing, and he’ll say, ‘I don’t really like it,’ and I’ll wear it anyway. So why ask the poor bastard?

ON A NORTH CAROLINA LAW BANNING TRANSGENDER FROM USING THE FACILITY WITH WHICH THEY IDENTIFY: Where I come from, you don’t let your friends and family be stripped of their civil rights.” But unlike other artists, including Bruce Springsteen, who canceled their concerts in the state, Lauper went ahead with her Raleigh, North Carolina show and donated the proceeds to a local LGBT charity. “Just my money,” she adds quickly. “Set people, electricians—all those guys need to get paid.

Express Launches #ExpressLife Campaign Featuring Karlie Kloss

Karlie Kloss Signs Long-Term Partnership to Become Brand Ambassador & Creative Consultant

Express, Inc. today announces the #ExpressLife campaign, in which the brand celebrates the optimistic attitude and dream big mindset of Express customers. The campaign is brought to life via a collaboration with a diverse group of individuals who inspire others to pursue their goals while showcasing their individual style with confidence. From sports figures to actors and entrepreneurs, these go-getters are united in their core values, passion for giving back and in their ability to elevate the conversation to make a positive difference.

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EXPRESS Logo. (PRNewsFoto/EXPRESS)

An iconic groundbreaker, Karlie Kloss joins Express as Brand Ambassador and Creative Consultant, and will support #ExpressLife across all wearing occasions and act as creative collaborator on an exclusive collection debuting Spring 2017. The #ExpressLife campaign will kick off August 2016 with the fall denim collection.

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#ExpressLife by Karlie Kloss (PRNewsFoto/Express, Inc.)

Centered around Karlie’s on-the go fashionable lifestyle, each denim look personifies her unique interests and pursuits. A series of six looks, photographed and directed by Inez and Vinoodh and styled by Veronique Didry will run in print, TV, in-store and on social media and digital platforms, including interview-like webisodes connecting Karlie’s thoughts on work, love, fashion, friends and her busy life. British actor and philanthropist, Douglas Booth accompanies Karlie on the men’s side with thoughts on life, art and giving back.

We’re thrilled to kick off #ExpressLife with Karlie,” said David Kornberg, Express CEO and President. “This campaign bridges the worlds of fashion, philanthropy and business. Karlie is an influential trailblazer who fits perfectly with our goal to bring the best fashion to our customers, allowing them to express their dynamic, individual styles with confidence.”

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#ExpressLife by Karlie Kloss (PRNewsFoto/Express, Inc.)

I am excited to work closely with Express as a Creative Consultant and Brand Ambassador,” said Karlie Kloss. “I grew up wearing and shopping at Express in St. Louis, and have always loved the brand for its everyday, versatile looks that work for so many aspects of my life, whether I’m at work, school or out with friends. I cannot think of a better brand to collaborate with and create designs that capture my personal style.

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#ExpressLife by Douglas Booth (PRNewsFoto/Express, Inc.)

A supermodel and social media phenomenon, Karlie is also a coder, student, philanthropist and entrepreneur. She is the founder of Kode With Klossy, a coding initiative that works to increase access to coding opportunities for young women and has a line of cookies that benefit FEED and CFDA. In partnership with Express’ design team and in support of Kode With Klossy, Karlie created a graphic tee, Like A Kloss, which underscores the commitment of Express and Karlie to encourage young women to achieve their goals. Purchases of this shirt will help support Express’ donation to Kode With Klossy and is Karlie’s debut piece to the upcoming exclusive collection.

Available online at www.express.com beginning today and in-store August 1st, customers can check out the Like A Kloss graphic tee and the latest denim styles added to the current assortment.

Australian Men’s Underwear Brand Cocksox Celebrates Tenth Birthday

Since 2006 Cocksox has supported men across the globe with a wide range of underwear and swimwear featuring their signature enhancing pouch designs. Ten years on the company’s sexy styles are still pumping and grinding their way through the men’s fashion world.

Back in 2006, Nadiah Kanawaty saw a need in the men’s underwear and swimwear market for high quality sexy and enhancing designs. Running the idea past her partner Nigel Christensen, he immediately thought of the name Cocksox. It was the perfect name for the garment and the attitude they embodied – sexy, provocative and fun!

Cocksox 10th Anniversary Decadence Brief

Cocksox CX76SC 10th Anniversary Decadence Print Mens Underwear Sports Brief (PRNewsFoto/Cocksox)

The very first pair of Cocksox was a CX01 Underwear Brief that was listed on eBay. A decade later the CX01 is still the signature piece in the Cocksox range. From humble beginnings Cocksox now sell over 50 styles of underwear and swimwear. They have been seen in international magazines, TV shows, movies and extensively in online media.

All Cocksox have one thing in common: an anatomically designed pouch to lift and support a man’s ‘manhood’. The pouch provides supreme comfort, support and an enhanced profile. Cocksox do for men what the push-up bra does for women. There are no little surprises inside the Cocksox underwear or swimwear. As Kanawaty like to say – no rings, no slings! The enhanced profile that comes with wearing Cocksox is purely the result of the unique pouch design and the fabrics they are made from.

Cocksox 10th Anniversary Decadence Boxer

Cocksox CX12SC 10th Anniversary Decadence Print Mens Underwear Boxer (PRNewsFoto/Cocksox)

Underwear styles range from traditional boxers and briefs through to super-revealing thongs, and everything in between. There’s truly something for every guy, every mood, every day.

To this day Cocksox remains very much a family business. Over the years Nadiah’s siblings Oliver and Hannah have joined as General Manager and Sales and Marketing Manager respectively.

Being cheeky, original and unashamedly brash has been at the core of the company’s success. It is a trend that is set to continue with our latest special edition release.

To celebrate our tenth birthday Cocksox has released the Decadence Collection – five of their most popular underwear styles featuring a striking print of Cocksox slogans, brands and tags. As with every pair of Cocksox underwear ever made, comfort is key in the Decadence collection. The luxurious fabric feels great against the body, and the shape keeps your boys well presented all day long.

Comfort, style, sass – the Cocksox Decadence Collection has got it all. From day one Cocksox has loved to play with fun slogans, tags and cheeky statements to tell the story of our brand. The Decadence print shows off a bunch of our favorites and wraps them around you. By wearing these, you literally become a part of the Cocksox story.

Gap Marks (RED)’s 10th Anniversary in the Fight Against AIDS

Gap Has Raised $10M For The Global Fund Since 2006; Launches Special Product Collection To Mark (RED)’s 10th Anniversary

Gap is proud to commemorate (RED)‘s 10th anniversary and its role as the founding apparel partner of the AIDS organization founded by Bono and Bobby Shriver (to engage businesses and people in the fight against AIDS. (RED) partners with the world’s most iconic brands that contribute up to 50% of profits from (RED)-branded goods and services to the Global Fund), Gap has contributed $10 million dollars to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria and has encouraged customers to support the fight through its (RED) partnership product collections that have heightened awareness of the AIDS pandemic and the opportunity to end it by 2030.

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To mark the anniversary, Gap is releasing a special collection of favorites for the entire family. The iconic (Gap)RED logo design, featuring inspiring text such as SUPER POWE(RED), INC(RED)IBLE and FI(RED) UP, will be offered in tees, sweatshirts and tanks for men, women and kids and in onesies for baby ($24.95-$54.95). Outerwear and denim will also be offered for men and women, including a classic bomber and straight selvedge jeans for men and a denim jacket, jeans and sleeveless puffer vest for women ($79.95-$108). The collection will be available at select Gap stores around the world and on www.gap.com beginning July 26.

It is an honor for Gap to celebrate (RED)’s 10th anniversary. We’re proud of Gap’s role in helping (RED) launch 10 years ago,” said Jeff Kirwan, Global President, Gap. “(GAP)RED takes what we do best – creating great products that people love – and provides customers an opportunity to take part in positive change. We’re pleased that our (GAP)RED collections spark meaningful conversations that inspire people to join the movement to end AIDS.

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Selected styles from Gap’s new (RED) collection available for the entire family. (PRNewsFoto/Gap)

Deborah Dugan, CEO, (RED) said: “This year is an important anniversary year for (RED) which has generated a total of $350 million so far and impacted the lives of 70 million people. With our wonderful (RED) partners like Gap, we’re doubling down on our efforts to fight this preventable, treatable disease. We’re honored to see Gap once again bringing great (RED) apparel items to their stores around the world, making it easy for everyone, everywhere, to join the fight.”

Mark Dybul, Executive Director, the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, said: “The $10 million generated by Gap through their (RED) partnership underlines the importance of the private sector to ending the AIDS epidemic. Their contribution has enabled the Global Fund to improve the lives of many affected by HIV.”

To amplify the collection’s important message, Gap will release a series of videos that demonstrate the partnership’s impact on the fight against AIDS. This storytelling will engage audiences across Gap’s digital channels and social platforms and customers are encouraged to join the conversation by tagging social content with the hashtag #endAIDS.

(RED) Proud Partners include: Apple, Bank of America, Beats by Dr. Dre, Belvedere, Claro, The Coca-Cola Company, GAP, MCM, NetJets, Salesforce, SAP, Starbucks, Telcel.

(RED) Special Edition partners include: aden+anais, Alessi, ALEX AND ANI, Billecart-Salmon, Ergo Depot, Fresh, Fatboy USA, Fresh, Girl Skateboards, HEAD, Le Creuset, Live Nation Entertainment, Moleskine, Mophie, NetJets, Piaggio, Uber, and Wolfnoir.

To date, (RED) has generated $350 million for the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, to support HIV/AIDS grants in Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Rwanda, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania and Zambia. 100 percent of that money goes to work on the ground – no overhead is taken. Global Fund grants that (RED) supports have impacted more than 70 million people with prevention, treatment, counseling, HIV testing and care services. (RED) is a division of The ONE Campaign. Learn more at www.red.org