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The Who’s Pete Townshend Teams with Fender to Help Design Custom Stratocaster

© George ChinThe Who's Pete Townshend has played, and smashed, a variety of electric guitars over the years, but since 1989 one of his favorite go-to instrument has been a customized ...

David Bowie’s Stage Production “Lazarus” to Open at London Theater in October

Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for Tribeca Film FestivalLazarus, the stage production co-written by the late David Bowie and Once playwright Enda Walsh that debuted off-Broadway last November, will premiere at London's Kings Cross Theatre on...

Ready for the Rockies: Neil Young to Play Telluride, Colorado, for the First Time...

Credit: Jay BlakesbergNeil Young will be heading to the heart of the Rocky Mountains this fall to play his first shows ever in Telluride, Colorado, on September 30 and October 1. The folk-rock legend...

Ozzy Osbourne Says Marriage to Sharon Is “Back on Track Again”

Tibrina Hobson/WireImageOzzy Osbourne said his very public split from wife Sharon Osbourne earlier this year was just a "bump in the road" and the two are now "back on track again." "Oh, she's back on...

New David Bowie Box Set to Feature Previously Unreleased 1974 Album, “The Gouster”

Credit: Jimmy KingAn archival David Bowie box set titled Who Can I Be Now? (1974–1976), a follow-up to 2015's Five Years (1969-1973) compilation, will be released on September 23. The expansive collection will include...

Heart, John Mellencamp & More Join A-List Artists on “Stop Using Our Songs” Parody...

L-R: Nancy & Ann Wilson of Heart; Michael Stewart/WireImageEvery election cycle, there’s always at least a few stories about candidates using a singer or band’s song in their campaign without the artist’s...

Michael Hutchence Documentary in the Works

Frans Schellekens/RedfernsAlmost 20 years after his death, we're going to get a feature-length documentary about the late INXS lead singer Michael Hutchenece. Director Richard Lowenstein will both direct and produce the documentary.  He goes way back...

Welcome to the Jungle: 30 People Arrested at Guns N’ Roses concert in New...

Axl Rose; Francesco Castaldo/Archivio Francesco Castaldo/Mondadori Portfolio via Getty ImagesState troopers arrested 30 people at the Guns N’ Roses concert at MetLife Stadium on Saturday night, State Police Sgt. First Class Gregory Williams, said,...

Yes’ Geoff Downes Looking Forward to Tackling “Tales from Topographic Oceans” on New Tour

Credit: Glenn GottliebYes launches a new long-distance U.S. runaround tonight in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. On this tour, the famed prog-rockers will be playing their 1980 album Drama in its entirety, sides one and...

Video of Jon Lord’s Farewell Concert with Deep Purple Getting Standalone DVD Release

Eagle Rock EntertainmentA home video documenting founding Deep Purple keyboardist Jon Lord's final performance as a member of the band, will be released as a standalone DVD and digital download for the...

New Dramatic Movie Focusing on John Lennon’s Death to Get Theatrical Release in October

Vinnie Zuffante/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty ImagesA new dramatic film focusing on the events immediately following the December 1980 shooting of John Lennon will premiere in select theaters on October 7, Variety reports. The Lennon Report, which...

Eddie Vedder Rocks with Sting and Peter Gabriel in Seattle

C Flanigan/Getty ImagesDuring their show at New York City's Madison Square Garden earlier this year, Pearl Jam invited Sting on stage to sing The Police song "Driven to Tears." Now, Eddie Vedder has returned...

Founding Yes Singer Jon Anderson to Be Honored with 2016 Prog God Award

Courtesy of Prog MagazineEx-Yes frontman Jon Anderson will receive the prestigious Prog God prize at the 2016 Progressive Music Awards, which will take place September 1 at the Underglobe venue in London. The...

Rolling Stones Say Trump Used of Their Music During RNC Without Permission

In May, The Rolling Stones demanded that Donald Trump stop playing their music at his campaign events, but you can't always get what you want. On Thursday night at the Republican National ...

Paul McCartney Honored as UK’s “Most Successful Album Artist”

MPL Communications/MJ KimThe U.K.'s Official Charts Company has presented Paul McCartney with the prestigious Official Chart Record Breaker Award in recognition of the rock legend being the most successful album artist in the...

Don McLean Accepts Plea Deal in Domestic Violence Case Involving Now-Ex-Wife

Brian Rasic/WireImage"American Pie" singer/songwriter Don McLean pleaded guilty to assaulting his now-ex-wife, Patrisha, this past January, the Portland Press-Herald reports. The plea came Thursday as part of a plea deal in a Rockland, Maine...

Back in the Saddle: Joe Perry Rejoining Hollywood Vampires Tour Tonight

Credit: Ross HalfinGreat news to report about Joe Perry: the legendary Aerosmith guitarist, who was hospitalized earlier this month after collapsing onstage while performing with the Hollywood Vampires supergroup, will rejoin the latter band's...

Lou Reed Celebration in New York City Next Week to Feature David Johansen, Lenny...

Courtesy of the Lou Reed ArchiveDavid Johansen and Patti Smith guitarist Lenny Kaye are among the many musicians and celebrities confirmed to take part in a series of free events paying homage to the...

Sting Announces November Release Date for New Rock Album, “57th and 9th”

Credit: Frank Ockenfels IIISting has revealed that his recently announced studio album, 57th and 9th, will be released on November 11. A new trailer promoting the record has premiered on YouTube that features footage...

Sting Announces November Release Date for New Rock Album, “57th and 9th”

Frank Ockenfels IIISting has revealed that his recently announced studio album, 57th and 9th, will be released on November 11. A new trailer promoting the record has premiered on YouTube that features footage of...

George Harrison’s Twitter Labels Trump Use of Beatles Song “Offensive”

Fox Phots/Getty ImagesThe official Twitter feed for the Estate of George Harrison protested the use of Harrison’s 1969 song "Here Comes the Sun" during the Republican National Convention Thursday night as "offensive.” The hit song, which appeared...

Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band Have the Top-Grossing Tour of 2016, So...

Credit: Danny ClinchConcertgoers have been flowing in droves to see Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band's 2016 The River Tour, as Billboard has announced that the trek was the top-grossing tour in the...

Elton John Encourages Youth to Help Fight Against AIDS

ABC/Randy HolmesElton John took the stage with Prince Harry today at the 2016 International AIDS Conference in Durban, South Africa. The two spoke on a panel about the needs of youth living with HIV...

Billy Joel Helps Tony Bennett Celebrate Upcoming 90th Birthday at His Latest NYC Show

Myrna M. Suarez/WireImageAt the latest edition of Billy Joel's ongoing monthly residency at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday, the Piano Man invited another legendary New York singer, Tony Bennett, on stage to duet with...

Fab Reunion? Ringo Starr Says He’d “Tour with Paul McCartney Tomorrow”

Kevin Mazur/WireImage for Rock and Roll Hall of FameSurviving Beatles members Ringo Starr and Paul McCartney have performed together only sporadically since their famous group broke up in 1970, but Starr says he...

Poison Drummer Rikki Rockett Reveals He’s Cancer-Free

Credit: Adriano CamoleseHere's some happy health news to report about Poison drummer Rikki Rockett. After being diagnosed with oral cancer over a year ago, the '80s rocker has now been declared cancer-free by his...

Dave Davies Suggests More Kinks Music May Be Yet to Come, Shares Details of...

Credit: Rebecca G. WilsonIn recent years, Kinks guitarist Dave Davies and his older brother and fellow founding band mate Ray Davies have been alternately optimistic and doubtful about the possibility of a reunion...

Performing-Rights Organization BMI Says RNC No Longer Will Be Authorized to Play Queen Music

Neal Preston/© Queen Productions Ltd.It turns out that the Republican National Committee was authorized to use the Queen hit "We Are the Champions" at the party's national convention, but it apparently will no...

New Beatles Album Captures Performances from Band’s 1964 and ’65 Hollywood Bowl Concerts

©Apple Corps Ltd.A new Beatles concert album featuring performances from the band's three historic shows at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles in 1964 and '65 will be released on CD, digitally...

Temple of the Dog to Reunite for First-Ever Tour

ABC/Randy HolmesGrunge supergroup Temple of the Dog is reuniting for their first-ever tour. The five-date trek kicks off November 4 in Philadelphia and will hit New York City, San Francisco, Los Angeles...

Ronnie Wood Backs Rabies Vaccine Campaign Aimed at Saving Dogs Around the World

PRNewsFoto/World Animal Protection UKRolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood is among the celebrities who are lending their support to a campaign seeking to promote the humane treatment of stray dogs by supplying rabies vaccinations...

Journey’s “Live in Manila” Concert Film Being Reissued with Bonus Audio Discs

Eagle Rock EntertainmentJourney's 2009 concert film Live in Manila will be reissued on September 9 as a multiple-disc package featuring a previously unreleased two-CD audio companion to the show. The reissue will be...

Lynyrd Skynyrd Cancels NY Concert, Says Gary Rossington Experienced Chest Pains

Photo by Angelo Merendino/Getty ImagesLynyrd Skynyrd has cancelled tonight's performance scheduled for Lewiston, New York, due to a health issue involving founding guitarist Gary Rossington. A statement on the band's website says Rossington is seeking...

Owner of an Aching Back: Yes Drummer Alan White to Sit Out Start of...

David Wolff - Patrick/Redferns via Getty ImagesLongtime Yes drummer Alan White has revealed that he recently underwent a back operation and will have to miss at least part of his band's upcoming U.S. summer...

On New Album, Sting “Hasn’t Rocked Like This Since ‘Synchronicity,'” Manager Says

Credit: Frank OckenfelsWhen was the last time Sting made a rock album?  If you can't remember, that's not surprising, considering that for years, he's been dabbling in Christmas carols, lute music, orchestral...

Queen Keeps on Fighting: Band Again Asks Trump Again to Stop Using “We Are...

Neal Preston/© Queen Productions Ltd.On early Tuesday, Queen tweeted a brief message speaking out against Donald Trump's alleged "unauthorized use" of "We Are the Champions" at Monday night's Republican National Convention, and...

Leon Russell Suffers Heart Attack, Postpones Series of US Concerts

Rick Kern/WireImageAcclaimed singer/songwriter Leon Russell suffered a heart attack during the past week and is undergoing tests in advance of an upcoming operation, the Oklahoma Historical Society reports. The 74-year-old musician is in stable...

Queen and Adam Lambert Unhappy About “We Are the Champions” Being Played at Republican...

Credit: Neal PrestonBack in June, Queen guitarist Brian May expressed his displeasure over Donald Trump use of the band's classic song "We Are the Champions" during his presidential campaign, saying that "it's always...

Led Zeppelin Reissuing Expanded Version of 1997 “BBC Sessions” Compilation in September

Atlantic/Swan SongAbout a year after Led Zeppelin completed the reissue campaign that saw the release of expanded editions of all of its studio albums comes word that another special reissue from the...

Minor League Baseball Team Bowie Baysox to Pay Tribute to David Bowie

Gijsbert Hanekroot/RedfernsHere's an unlikely way to honor a rock legend: The Bowie Baysox minor league baseball team will change the pronunciation of their name to honor David Bowie. Usually pronounced "boo-ee," the...

Jeff Beck on 2016 Tour Mate Buddy Guy: “Without Him There Would Be No...

Credit: Ross HalfinJeff Beck is set to kick off a new U.S. summer tour with special guest Buddy Guy tonight in Port Chester, New York. The guitar legends will have plenty to celebrate...

Megadeth Plots Fall Tour; Debuts “Post American World” Video

Gary Miller/Getty ImagesMegadeth has announced plans for a fall tour in support of their latest album, Dystopia. The trek begins September 20 in Casper, Wyoming, and will conclude October 16 in Camden, New Jersey....

On New Album, Sting “Hasn’t Rocked Like This Since ‘Synchronicity,'” Manager Says

Frank OckenfelsWhen was the last time Sting made a rock album?  If you can't remember, that's not surprising, considering that for years, he's been dabbling in Christmas carols, lute music, orchestral music...

Bruce Springsteen Pays Homage to Late Electronic-Punk Pioneer Alan Vega

Credit: Danny ClinchBruce Springsteen was a longtime fan of New York electronic-punk pioneer Alan Vega, who died Saturday at age 78, and the Boss has penned a tribute to the Suicide frontman that was...

New Video for Song by Tom Petty’s Mudcrutch Stars Anthony Hopkins, Co-Directed by Sean...

Credit: Dennis CallahanTom Petty's side band Mudcrutch has just unveiled an official video for its new song "I Forgive It All" that stars Anthony Hopkins and was co-directed by Sean Penn and veteran video...

Paul McCartney Joined by Bob Weir, Football Star Rob Gronkowski at Boston Show Sunday

Paul McCartney at Fenway Park on Sunday (Paul Marotta/Getty Images)Each Paul McCartney concert is generally filled with memorable moments, but the former Beatles star's show at Boston's Fenway Park  Sunday featured one moment that...

Happy Anniversary, Anthrax: Scott Ian Reflects on 35 Years in the Band

Credit: Jimmy HubbardOn July 18, 1981, 35 years ago today, guitarist Scott Ian co-founded the band Anthrax. In celebration of the band's milestone, Ian has shared his thoughts on spending 35 years with the...

Styx Concert DVD and Blu-ray Documenting 2014 Las Vegas Concert Coming in September

Eagle Rock EntertainmentA high-definition video companion to Styx's 2015 concert album Live at the Orleans Arena Las Vegas is scheduled to be released on DVD, Blu-ray and as a digital download September 2. The...

Ann Wilson Solo Project Releasing New EP This Week Featuring Jimi Hendrix, Peter Gabriel...

Rounder RecordsHeart just put out its latest studio album, Beautiful Broken, earlier this month, and now comes word that lead singer Ann Wilson will release a new EP by her solo project, The Ann...

This Band Fronted by Dave Grohl Was a Category on “Jeopardy!”

ABC/Travis BellWho are Foo Fighters? Yep, an episode of Jeopardy! this past week featured an entire category dedicated to Dave Grohl and company. The contestants started the category well enough: They were able to ...
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