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Metallica, Imagine Dragons, Mike McCready & more pay tribute to Chris Cornell

ABC/Randy HolmesThis past weekend, artists throughout the music world paid tribute to Chris Cornell, who died last week at the age of 52. Robert Trujillo played a snippet of Soundgarden's "Black Hole Sun" during Metallica's...

Talking Heads approve of new Selena Gomez single that samples their classic song

Kevin Mazur/WireImage; Image Group LA/ABCIf the pulsing bass line featured in pop star Selena Gomez's new single "Bad Liar" sounds familiar, that's because it's taken directly from the influential new-wave group Talking Heads' classic...

Funeral for Chris Cornell to be held Friday

ABC/Randy HolmesLate Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell will be laid to rest Friday at a private ceremony in Los Angeles, his attorney told Variety on Sunday. Cornell will be buried at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery. ...

Former Foreigner/King Crimson member Ian McDonald’s new band, Honey West, releases debut album

Readout RecordsEx-Foreigner/King Crimson multi-instrumentalist Ian McDonald latest musical project is Honey West, which has just released its debut album, Bad Old World. For McDonald, getting involved in the new band was as easy as...

U2 pays tribute to Chris Cornell at Rose Bowl

Rich Fury/Getty ImagesU2 paid tribute to the late Chris Cornell, who died this past week of an apparent suicide, during their concert Saturday night at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, CA. The band dedicated the Joshua Tree track...

U2 to perform & chat on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” this Tuesday

Credit: Kevin MazurU2 fans will find what they're looking if they tune in to ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live! this Tuesday, May 23. The Irish rockers will be visiting the talk show that evening...

Marathon of Pink Floyd-related programs airing on AXS TV this Sunday

Courtesy of AXS TVAXS TV will celebrate the music and legacy of Pink Floyd with a special block of programming on Sunday, May 21, starting at 4 p.m. ET/1 p.m. PT. The Sunday Night...

Imagine Dragons will honor Chris Cornell at Sunday night’s “Billboard” Music Awards

ABC/Randy HolmesThe legacy of Chris Cornell will be recognized at this weekend's Billboard Music Awards. According to the rep for the show, Imagine Dragons will be "honoring" the late Soundgarden frontman prior to their own...

Memorial to victims of tragic 2003 Great White club fire to be dedicated on...

Credit: Christina PimentelA new memorial honoring the 100 people who died in the tragic fire at a 2003 Great White concert at The Station nightclub in West Warwick, Rhode Island, will be dedicated this...

The Pretty Reckless’ Taylor Momsen opens up on Chris Cornell: “My heart is broken”

Credit: Justin CampbellThe Pretty Reckless opened for Soundgarden at their show in Detroit Wednesday night, and Thursday morning, we got the sad news that frontman Chris Cornell was dead.  Pretty Reckless frontwoman Taylor Momsen...

Listen to early take of “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds” from The Beatles’...

Universal Music GroupWith the 50th anniversary reissue of The Beatles' landmark 1967 album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band arriving next Friday, May 26, the band has offered up a new preview of ...

Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist covers Chris Cornell’s “Singles” track, “Seasons”

Credit: Steve KerosRed Hot Chili Peppers guitarist Josh Klinghoffer paid tribute to Chris Cornell during the band's show in Indianapolis Thursday night with a cover of the late Soundgarden frontman's song "Seasons," which appears...

Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong remembers Chris Cornell: “He made the walls peel”

ABC/Randy Holmes; ABC/Randy HolmesLike many members of the music community, Billie Joe Armstrong was shocked to hear about the death of Chris Cornell. "It's really just sad, I don't really know another way to put...

Rock on the Range staging “special tribute” to Chris Cornell; Stone Sour, Brad Wilk...

ABC/Randy HolmesThe Rock on the Range festival has announced it will be holding a "special tribute" to the late Chris Cornell tonight in lieu of Soundgarden's scheduled headlining performance. "Our hearts are filled with sorrow,...

Music-filled special marking “Rolling Stone” magazine’s 50th anniversary to air on ABC in 2018

Courtesy of Wenner MediaRolling Stone magazine will turn 50 years old this November.  To celebrate the milestone, the famous music and pop culture publication is planning a three-hour television special that'll air...

Hair, There and Everywhere: Locks of The Beatles’ hair auctioned for more than 10...

Courtesy of CatawikiSnippets of hair belonging to all four Beatles members were auctioned off separately recently for a total of more than $10,000, the Catawiki auction site reports. The snippets were cut from Paul...

Heart’s Ann Wilson sitting in with “Kimmel” house band tonight; kicking off new solo...

Credit: Jess GriffinHeart's Ann Wilson will launch her second U.S. solo tour leg of 2017 this Friday in Indio, California, before kicking it off, the vocal powerhouse will kick it out tonight...

Tom Morello says goodbye to Chris Cornell: “I love you, brother”

Sean tSabhasaigh/WireImageTom Morello has shared a statement in which he mourns the death of his Audioslave band mate, Chris Cornell. "I love you, brother," Morello writes. "Thank you for your friendship and your humor...

Rock on the Range, Rocklahoma festivals issue statements on Chris Cornell

Credit: Michael LavineThe Rock on the Range and Rocklahoma festivals, both of which Soundgarden was scheduled to headline this month, have issued statements regarding the unexpected death of Chris Cornell. "We are devastated to hear...

Peter Cetera greatest-hits compilation coming Friday

Varèse SarabandeNext month, Peter Cetera will be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, along with other founding members of his former band, Chicago.  To mark the occasion, a new greatest-hits collection from the...

Producer Giles Martin reveals that a reissue of The Beatles’ “White Album” is on...

Capitol/UMeWith the 50th anniversary edition of The Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Club Hearts Club Band album set to be released later this month, producer Giles Martin visited BBC Radio on Wednesday to chat about...

Chris Cornell’s cause of death ruled “hanging by suicide,” according to medical examiner

ABC/Randy HolmesChris Cornell's cause of death has been ruled a "hanging by suicide," according to a statement from the Wayne County Medical Examiner's Office in Detroit. "The cause of death has been determined...

Big Pop: Movie theater to name popcorn stand in Billy Joel’s honor

Credit: Myrna SuarezBilly Joel has won countless awards in his career, but he's about to receive a very unusual honor: A movie theater is going to name its popcorn stand after him. The...

Black Crowes spinoff band The Magpie Salute’s US tour flying into the fall

Credit: Shervin LainezAs The Magpie Salute, the new group led by founding Black Crowes guitarist Rich Robinson, prepares for the June 9 arrival release of its debut album, the band has scheduled additional U.S....

Rock community reacts to Chris Cornell’s death

ABC/Randy HolmesThe news of Chris Cornell's death late Wednesday night has been met with an outpouring of tributes from musicians mourning the late Soundgarden and Audioslave frontman. Here are a few of the reactions: Jimmy...

Mick Fleetwood excited to play the “cool” Malibu Guitar Festival with his blues band...

Mark Metcalfe/Getty ImagesThe third annual Malibu Guitar Festival gets underway tonight in Malibu, California, and among the four-day event's highlights is a headlining performance this Saturday by Fleetwood Mac drummer Mick Fleetwood's...

Chris Cornell dead at 52

ABC/Randy HolmesChris Cornell, solo artist and singer for Soundgarden, Audioslave and Temple of the Dog, has died.  He was 52. In a statement to ABC Radio, his rep said that Cornell died late Wednesday...

Graham Nash, Michael Stipe among artists contributing to Chelsea Manning benefit album

Credit: Amy GranthamGraham Nash is among the many musicians who have contributed songs to Hugs for Chelsea, a benefit album to support Chelsea Manning, who was released from military prison Wednesday morning after seven...

Historic guitar Jimi Hendrix played at Monterey Pop going on the auction block next...

Courtesy of Heritage AuctionsAn electric guitar that helped Jimi Hendrix ignite the rock world when he played it at the Monterey Pop Festival in June 1967 could be yours, but you'll have...

Paul McCartney postpones date of US tour kickoff in Miami because of “production enhancements”

MJ Kim/© MPL Communications Ltd.If you were planning to see the kickoff of the 2017 U.S. leg of Paul McCartney's One on One Tour in Miami on July 5, you'll have to wait two...

Reelin’, rockin’ and dancin’! Watch first-ever official Chuck Berry video, “Big Boys”

Credit: Danny ClinchThe first-ever official Chuck Berry video premiered online Wednesday -- a clip for "Big Boys," the lead single from the late rock 'n' roll pioneer's forthcoming album, Chuck. Directed by Matt...

Members of Soundgarden, Pearl Jam and Alice in Chains reflect on “Singles” soundtrack

Epic Soundtrax/Legacy RecordingsThe grunge-filled soundtrack to Cameron Crowe's 1992 film Singles will be reissued with a host of bonus tracks this week in honor of the movie's 25th anniversary. In a video for Rolling...

The Beach Boys line up more than 70 US concerts as part of their...

Credit: Udo SpreitzenbarthThe Beach Boys kick off an expansive new international trek with a two-night stand this Thursday and Friday at London's famous Royal Albert Hall. Dubbed the Wild Honey World Tour --...

Don Henley: Glenn Frey’s son will take his father’s place at Classic East and...

Courtesy of The ClassicEver since The Eagles announced that they were performing at the Classic East and Classic West festivals this July, fans have been wondering who would replace late Eagles founder...

Joe Walsh says Eagles may play more concerts after The Classic East and Classic...

Credit: Andrew MacphersonAfter founding Eagles singer Glenn Frey's untimely death in January 2016, it looked unlikely that the band would ever play live again, so fans were excited when the legendary rockers...

James Hetfield is still upset about the Oakland Raiders’ move to Las Vegas

ABC/Randy HolmesThe members of Metallica have long been vocal about their support for their hometown sports teams, including the NFL's Oakland Raiders. However, the Raiders won't be local to the Bay ...

Bon Jovi gives surprise performance at New Jersey university’s graduation ceremony

ABC/ Lou RoccoGraduating students from Fairleigh Dickinson University were treated to a surprise performance by Bon Jovi at their commencement ceremony Tuesday at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The rockers played...

Bryan Adams releasing audio companion to his “Wembley Live 1996” concert video in June

Eagle Rock EntertainmentLast October, a DVD and digital video documenting a sold-out concert that Bryan Adams played at London's famous Wembley Stadium in July 1996 was released, and now a companion two-CD set and...

Dave Grohl & Taylor Hawkins premiere new Foo Fighters track at benefit show

ABC/Travis BellDave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins performed at the annual Acoustic-4-a-Cure benefit show, held Monday night in San Francisco, and during their set, they premiered a new Foo Fighters song. The track is called "The...

U2 has this summer’s most in-demand tour, according to StubHub

Credit: Anton Corbijn StubHub has revealed its list of the top 10 tours of this summer, and U2's just-launched trek celebrating the 30th anniversary of its classic album The Joshua Tree tops the tally. The...

The Chris Robinson Brotherhood to release third album in 12 months

Silver Arrow RecordsIt's almost too hard to handle how prolific former Black Crowes frontman Chris Robinson's current band The Chris Robinson Brotherhood is. The psychedelic roots-rock outfit has announced plans release its third studio album...

Metallica invades “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”

Scott Kowalchyk/CBS ©2017CBS Broadcasting Inc.Metallica continued its late night TV tour with appearance on Monday's The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, where they performed "Now That We're Dead," from their latest album, Hardwired...to Self Destruct. This was the...

Ringo Starr offering fans the chance to attend his birthday brunch in L.A. this...

Credit: Rob ShanahanEvery year on his birthday, July 7, Ringo Starr invites fans to celebrate with him by sending out a positive message of "Peace and Love" wherever they are in the world...

Sting’s solo catalog gets the “complete” vinyl box set treatment

PRNewsfoto/Universal Music EnterprisesSting's entire solo career is being reissued on vinyl next month...but this time, all his albums are included. The Complete Studio Collection is a box set featuring all of Sting's albums from his...

AC/DC’s Brian Johnson returns to the stage, performing at UK show alongside Robert Plant...

Brian Johnson with AC/DC in Feb. 2016 (Jason Squires/WireImage)On Sunday, longtime AC/DC frontman Brian Johnson gave his first performance since March of 2016, when hearing issues forced him to stop touring with his...

Van Morrison to receive Americana Lifetime Achievement Award; schedules new Las Vegas shows

Credit: Lawrence WatsonVan Morrison hails from Northern Ireland but his music always has been steeped in American blues, R&B, jazz and folk, so it's not surprising that the Americana Music Association has...

Krist Novoselic responds to fake photo of Kurt Cobain and The Notorious BIG

ABC RadioIf you've been on social media recently, you may have seen a photo of Kurt Cobain and rapper The Notorious B.I.G. sitting in a van together. While the photo of the two late...

Watch now: U2 plays “Mothers of the Disappeared” with Eddie Vedder, Mumford & Sons...

Credit: Kevin MazurThe U.S. leg of U2's 30th anniversary The Joshua Tree tour kicked off Sunday night in Seattle, and Bono and the boys were joined by a few special guests during the show. For...

James Hetfield’s reaction to Justin Bieber wearing a Metallica shirt: “So what?”

ABC/Randy HolmesA few years ago, pop star Justin Bieber guested on The Ellen Degeneres Show while wearing a Metallica t-shirt. While this act angered many a metal fan, Metallica's James Hetfield didn't mind one...

Paul McCartney reveals “Pirates of the Caribbean” cameo

Mary McCartney/MPL CommunicationsFirst Keith Richards, now Paul McCartney is appearing in a Pirates of the Caribbean film. Sir Paul revealed his bearded, braided swashbuckling look for a cameo in the upcoming Pirates of the Caribbean:...
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