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Iggy Pop reminisces about Lou Reed with Lars Ulrich; reissuing first three solo albums

ABC/Randy Holmes; ABC/Randy HolmesBoth Iggy Pop and Lars Ulrich were friends of Lou Reed, and in an interview with Metallica's So What! fan magazine, the two musicians talk about working with the late Velvet...

Late Oscar-winning director Jonathan Demme was a music documentary visionary

L-R: Jonathan Demme and David Byrne; Lynn Goldsmith/Corbis/VCG via Getty ImagesNot only did the late Oscar-winning director Jonathan Demme helm such acclaimed dramas as Silence of the Lambs and Philadelphia, he was also a concert film visionary. Demme, who died...

Status Quo reissuing three albums in deluxe versions

UMeStatus Quo are reissuing deluxe editions of three albums from their catalog. The British boogie-blues veterans will offer multi-disc versions of 1976’s Blue for You, 1980’s Just Supposin’, and 1981’s Never Too Late on May 26. Between them, the reissues will...

Rock Hall Induction Ceremony returns to Cleveland for 2018

Courtesy Rock & Roll Hall of FameThe Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is located in Cleveland, but the induction ceremony doesn't always take place there.  But it will next year. This morning,...

Procol Harum returns with new album, ‘Novum’

Credit: Eagle RecordsFor the first time in 14 years, there’s a new Procol Harum album. Novum, the veteran British progressive rock band’s first new studio album since 2003’s The Well’s on Fire, was released April 21. The group...

Mike Rutherford open to Genesis reunion

Fred Duval/FilmMagicMight we be able to add Genesis to the list of superstar rock reunions? Mike Rutherford, for one, says he'd be down with that. The guitarist/bassist tells England’s Daily Mirror the group’s 50th anniversary offers the opportunity for he, keyboardist Tony...

One on One + 14: Paul McCartney adds tour dates

MJ Kim/MPL Communications LtdFans in over a dozen more cities will have a chance to go One on One with Paul McCartney. McCartney has announced 14 additional dates for the North American leg of his One...

Foreigner, Boston, Deep Purple part of $20 summer concert ticket special

Credit: Thos Robinson/Getty Images for ForeignerSummer concert season is almost here, and fans will have a chance to enjoy live music at budget prices. Foreigner, Boston, Deep Purple, Rod Stewart and Earth, Wind & Fire are among the artists...

Paul McCartney says some initial reviews of “Sgt. Pepper’s” were “terrible”

Universal Music Group The 50th anniversary of Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band is upon us, but according to Paul McCartney, initial reactions to the now-classic album were somewhat mixed. Speaking to Mojo magazine, the ex-Beatle recalls...

Elton John Update: Tweets he’s “resting well and looking forward to getting back on...

Alexandre Loureiro/Getty ImagesGood news this morning about Elton John, who had to cancel weeks of performances while he recovers from a severe bacterial infection.  Elton's apparently feeling well enough to send a tweet to his...

Mick Fleetwood says the Eagles’ “surprise” plan to perform without the late Glenn Frey...

Courtesy of The ClassicOne of the musical highlights of this summer will be the Classic East/Classic West Festivals, taking place in July in New York and L.A. with a lineup that includes...

Ray Davies talks about “slightly off-kilter” America

Dave J Hogan/Dave J Hogan/Getty ImagesThough a quintessential Englishman, Ray Davies has plenty to say about the U.S.A. The Kinks frontman and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer even titled his new album Americana, inspired by his 2013 autobiographical...

Little Steven shares title track from ‘Soulfire’ album

Credit: Wicked Cool/Big Machine/UMe“Little Steven” Van Zandt is sharing the title track from his upcoming solo album, Soulfire. Due May 19, Soulfire was recorded with a new version of Little Steven’s longstanding band, the Disciples...

Blues Traveler announce 30th anniversary tour

Credit: John Popper of Blues Traveler; John Lamparski/WireImageKick out the jams, Blues Traveler are celebrating their 30th anniversary with a new tour. The bluesy, jam-rock veterans will kick things off October 11 in Ridgefield, Connecticut,...

Elton John cancels weeks of performances due to “harmful and unusual bacterial infection”

ABC/Randy HolmesHere's hoping Elton John will be on the Yellow Brick Road to recovery soon: he's had to cancel weeks of performances while he recovers from a severe bacterial infection. The cancellations encompass...

Despite reports, Gregg Allman has not entered hospice

Joel Fried/Getty ImagesFans of Gregg Allman will be glad to know that according to the rocker's rep, he has not in hospice, as has been rumored. A message on the Rock and Roll Hall of...

What was Dave Grohl’s mom’s biggest fear? That “Madonna would snatch him up”

ABC/Andrea McCallinAll mothers worry about their children, but when your kid is a rock star, that opens up a whole new ocean of things to be worried about. For Virginia Grohl, she wasn't concerned...

Pearl Jam to release “The Complete Scores” lyric and transcriptions book

Kevin Mazur/WireImage for Rock and Roll Hall of FameIf you know anyone who wants to start a Pearl Jam cover band and also has a birthday coming up, then we've got the perfect gift. The...

Donald Fagen preps special Nightflyers tour

Credit: Santiago Felipe/Getty ImagesDonald Fagen is taking his musical history on the road. The Steely Dan frontman has assembled a new tour project dubbed Donald Fagen and The Nightflyers (named after his 1982 debut solo...

New Beatles-themed Hot Wheels toys feature designs based on five of the band’s albums

Courtesy of MattelLast June, Mattel partnered with The Beatles to introduce a collection of Hot Wheels cars inspired by their 1968 animated film Yellow Submarine. Now the toy company has released a new series...

After kicking off 40th anniversary tour, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers reissue vinyl versions...

Credit: Joel BernsteinTom Petty and the Heartbreakers launched their 40th anniversary tour Thursday with a show in Oklahoma City, and now the band's released standalone vinyl versions of six of their studio...

10th anniversary Record Store Day takes place Saturday; check out this year’s releases

Courtesy of Record Store DayRecord Store Day will celebrate its 10th anniversary this Saturday in independent record stores across the country, and around the world. As with the previous nine events, the list...

John Fogerty and country star Brad Paisley stick up for America’s veterans on “Love...

Mark Davis/ACMA2013/Getty Images for ACMJohn Fogerty and country star Brad Paisley recently shot the music video for their new collaborative song "Love and War," the title track of Paisley's just-released studio album, ...

Brad Paisley says collaborating with Mick Jagger and John Fogerty on his new album...

Arista NashvilleWith cameos by such music legends as Mick Jagger and John Fogerty, country star Brad Paisley describes making his new album, Love and War, as a "bucket list" experience. But Paisley says...

Styx releasing out-of-this-world concept album, “The Mission,” in June

Alpha Dog 2T/UMeStyx is inviting fans to come sail away with them on a new musical mission.  The veteran rockers will release their first album of original songs in 14 years, titled...

“Wall” Flowers? Listen to new Roger Waters song “Smell the Roses”

Columbia RecordsOn the heels of unveiling full details about his upcoming studio effort, Is This the Life We Really Want?, Roger Waters has released the album's first single, "Smell the Roses." You can check...

Zakk Wylde’s Black Sabbath cover band Zakk Sabbath to release live LP

Credit: Igor VidyashevZakk Sabbath, former Ozzy Osbourne guitarist Zakk Wylde's Black Sabbath cover band, has announced a new live vinyl LP titled Live in Detroit. The record, which was recorded last October at The...

A year after Prince’s death, Prince expert calls him “the greatest performer of his...

Michael Ochs Archives/Getty ImagesLet's go crazy remembering Prince, who died one year ago today from a drug overdose.  Unfortunately, the legal turmoil surrounding the rights to Prince's music, as well as the ongoing ...

Iggy Pop turns 70 today

ABC/Randy HolmesHappy 70th birthday Iggy Pop! That's right, the original Stooge, who once checked himself into a mental institution to help him kick his drug habit, has made it to the ripe old...

Record Store Day co-founder Michael Kurtz says the vinyl promotion has gone global

Courtesy of Record Store DayThe 10th anniversary edition of Record Store Day takes place this Saturday, April 22.  The promotion, which has helped reignite interest in the vinyl format and inspire droves...

Mötley Crüe singer Vince Neil to rock Las Vegas for free during Memorial Day...

Courtesy of Downtown GrandEx-Mötley Crüe singer Vince Neil will help Las Vegas' Downtown Grand Hotel & Casino kickstart the Memorial Day Weekend when he headlines a free concert on Saturday, May 27,...

New Roger Waters album, “Is This the Life We Really Want?,” now has June...

Columbia RecordsNew details have been unveiled about ex-Pink Floyd mastermind Roger Waters' upcoming studio album, Is This the Life We Really Want?, his first collection of new rock songs since 1992's Amused to Death....

Blondie takes us on a rapturous ride through New York in video for new...

BMGBlondie has released an official video for "Long Time," one of the tracks on the influential New Wave band's forthcoming album, Pollinator. The clip, which you can watch at Blondie's VEVO YouTube...

Kid Rock, Ted Nugent visit the White House with Sarah Palin

Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagicHere's a thing that happened in the year 2017: Kid Rock and Ted Nugent visited President Donald Trump at the White House Wednesday night with former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin. Palin posted a...

AXS TV to air Fleetwood Mac-themed marathon featuring rare Stevie Nicks concert film

Courtesy of AXS TVAXS TV will present a special block of Fleetwood Mac-themed programming Sunday, April 30. The "Sunday Night Rocks: Mac Attack" event begins at 4:30 p.m. ET with an encore screening of...

Chris Cornell goes orchestral for “The Promise” on “The Tonight Show”

Andrew Lipovsky/NBCSoundgarden frontman Chris Cornell soared over the lush backing of live strings during a moody performance of his new solo single, "The Promise," on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Wednesday night. Cornell recorded...

David Crosby says he’s “thrilled” to support Record Store Day by releasing special vinyl...

Credit: Henry DiltzDavid Crosby is among the many artists contributing limited-edition vinyl discs to the 2017 edition of the Record Store Day campaign, which takes place this Saturday, April 22. The folk-rock...

Chris Cornell to perform “The Promise” on “Fallon” tonight

ABC/Randy HolmesChris Cornell will be performing on this evening's episode of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. The Soundgarden frontman will play his new solo song "The Promise," which he wrote and recorded for...

Mick Fleetwood, Robby Krieger among artists taking part in 2017 Malibu Guitar Festival next...

Al Pereira/Getty Images; Jill JarrettFleetwood Mac drummer Mick Fleetwood's side group The Mick Fleetwood Blues Band, plus ex-Wings guitarist Laurence Juber and rock-guitar virtuoso Steve Vai, are among the acts slated to perform at...

Bruce Springsteen featured on new anti-Trump song by his friend Joe Grushecky

Mark Weiss/WireImageIt's well-known that Bruce Springsteen is no fan of President Donald Trump, and now the Boss has lent his vocal talents to a new anti-Trump protest song by his old friend and frequent...

Hits by ELO, George Harrison, Fleetwood Mac among tunes on “Guardians of the Galaxy...

Hollywood RecordsNot only was the first Guardians of the Galaxy movie a huge success, it yielded a hugely successful and chart-topping soundtrack that was packed with pop and rock hits from the...

Soungarden is “about halfway through” writing next album

Credit: Michael LavineSoundgarden is currently working on a new album, the band's first since its 2012 comeback effort, King Animal. In an interview with Billboard, frontman Chris Cornell shares an update on the progress...

Tom Petty, Jackson Browne, Eric Burdon & more sign guitar in support of Planned...

Kevin Mazur/WireImage; Nels IsraelsonPlanned Parenthood is raffling off a Gibson acoustic guitar signed by more than 100 music artists, including Tom Petty, Jackson Browne, Eric Burdon, ex-R.E.M. singer Michael Stipe and members of the...

See Elton John play the blues with Jack White in trailer for “American Epic”

PBS Elton John, Taj Majal, Steve Martin and Edie Brickell, Willie Nelson and the late Merle Haggard are among the artists who will recreate classic American recording sessions from the 1920s for The American Epic...

Stephen Stills teaming up with old flame Judy Collins for duets album, US tour

Credit: Anna WebberIn 1967, Stephen Stills met Judy Collins and began a two-year romance with the folk legend that inspired him to write the 1969 Crosby, Stills & Nash classic "Suite: Judy Blue Eyes."...

Patti Smith guitarist Lenny Kaye to perform at tribute for late Norton Records founder...

Gary Gershoff/Getty ImagesLongtime Patti Smith Group guitarist Lenny Kaye is among the many respected musicians who will take part in a tribute concert for late Norton Records founder and veteran garage-rock singer Billy...

Megadeth schedules North American headlining tour

Credit: Jeremy SafferMegadeth will hit the road this summer on a North American headlining tour. The trek begins June 23 in Big Flats, New York, and will wrap up July 11 in...

New compilation featuring performances from the 1967 Monterey Pop festival due out in June

Courtesy of Press Here PublicityWith the 50th anniversary of the Monterey International Pop Festival approaching, a new compilation featuring highlights from the historic 1967 concert event will be released on June 9...

Two Are New: The Who adds two North American dates to its 2017 tour

Courtesy of The WhoThe Who continues to expand its 2017 summer tour itinerary, as the British rock legends have added a pair of new North American concerts in July. The first date is scheduled...

Stevie Nicks, Steve Miller, Eddie Vedder to headline Kentucky’s Bourbon & Beyond Festival this...

PRNewsfoto/Bourbon & BeyondStevie Nicks, Steve Miller Band and Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder have been tapped to headline a new festival in Louisville, Kentucky, that brings together music, food and arguably the Bluegrass State's...
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