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Canadian mint producing silver coin commemorating 50th anniversary of John Lennon’s “Give Peace a...

Epic Rights/Royal Canadian Mint The Royal Canadian Mint is commemorating the 50th anniversary of the recording of John Lennon and Yoko Ono's classic peace anthem...

Wherever I May Ollie: Metallica announces new signature skateboard

ABC/Randy Holmes Metallica has teamed up iconic skateboard brand Dogtown to created a new signature skate deck. The board features the Metallica logo printed above the...

Watch Perry Farrell’s political video for new solo song, “Pirate Punk Politician”

Credit: Gabe L'Heureux Perry Farrell has premiered the video for "Pirate Punk Politician," the lead single off the Jane's Addiction frontman's forthcoming solo album, Kind...

Paul McCartney reissuing four live releases, including expanded version of 2007 “Amoeba’s Secret” EP

  MPL/Capitol/UMe Coinciding with the just-launched U.S. leg of his Freshen Up Tour, Paul McCartney has announced plans to reissue four archival live collections in multiple...

The Stray Cats’ first studio album in 26 years, “40,” arrives today

Surfdog Records/BMG The Stray Cats strut back with their first new studio album in 26 years, 40, which was released today. As its title suggests,...

Phil Collins goes digital with demos, B-sides and remixes

Atlantic/Rhino Entertainment Back in the days when artists would release vinyl 45 RPM singles with an A-side and a B-side, Phil Collins would sometimes put...

New documentary about John Lennon’s “Imagine” delves into Yoko Ono’s positive influence on Lennon’s...

Courtesy of A&E John and Yoko: Above Us Only Sky, a new documentary focusing on the making of John Lennon's classic 1971 album, Imagine, and...

Red Hot Chili Peppers to livestream show at Egypt pyramids

Credit: Steve KerosNext week, Red Hot Chili Peppers will perform a show at the ancient pyramids of Giza, Egypt. In the very likely...

Soundgarden announces 35th anniversary vinyl reissue series

A&M/UMe Today, Soundgarden's biggest album Superunknown turns 25, but the band itself marks its 35th anniversary this year. To celebrate both milestones, the...

Robert Plant confirms he’ll play Woodstock 50; performs with Heart members, other stars at...

Robert Plant, Nancy Wilson, Ann Wilson, Grace Potter (Getty Images for God's Love We Deliver)After Variety reported Thursday that Robert Plant would be part...

Little Steven and his Disciples of Soul to release new studio album, “Summer of...

Wicked Cool/UMeE Street Band guitarist Steven Van Zandt and his solo group The Disciples of Soul will release a new studio album titled Summer...

Elton John’s long-awaited memoir coming in October

ABC/Randy HolmesWe knew that Elton John's autobiography would be coming out sometime this year, but now we know exactly when: October 15. Described as "the...

The Stray Cats on first new album in 26 years: “It’s time now…We’re way...

Credit: Russ HarringtonThe Stray Cats are strutting again and will release 40, their first album in 26 years, on May 24 in celebration of...

First it steals your mind: Soundgarden’s “Superunknown” turns 25 today

A&M RecordsSoundgarden's breakthrough album, Superunknown, turns 25 today. Released on March 8, 1994, Superunknown became the band's most critically and commercially successful record. It debuted...

New season of AXS TV’s “The Big Interview” to feature Steve Perry, Foreigner members,...

Credit: Mandee Johnson The lineup has been revealed for the seventh season of the AXS TV series The Big Interview, and as usual, host Dan...

Report: Robert Plant joins list of rumored artists playing Woodstock 50

Mike Lewis Photography/RedfernsLed Zeppelin's Robert Plant is part of a wide-ranging new list of artists that are rumored to be playing the Woodstock 50...

WorldWired down under: Metallica announces Australia and New Zealand tour

ABC/Randy HolmesMetallica will bring their WorldWired tour Down Under this fall, kicking off  a tour of Australia and New Zealand October 17 in Perth. "It's...

Hospital gown worn by Kurt Cobain at Reading Festival going to auction

Mick Hutson/Redferns The white hospital gown that Kurt Cobain famously wore during Nirvana's 1992 headlining set at the U.K.'s Reading Festival is going up for...

Watch Metallica members perform live covers of Pink Floyd and Kansas

ABC/Randy HolmesMetallica is back on the road, which means it's time for more of Kirk Hammett and Rob Trujillo's "doodles." In the middle of each...

The Zombies taking part in NYC Q&A and performance event prior to Rock Hall...

Credit: Payley PhotographyThe Zombies are among the artists being welcomed into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame at a March 29 ceremony in...

The Stray Cats to release “40,” first studio album in 26 years, in April;...

Surfdog Records/BMGThe Stray Cats announced last year that in 2019, they planned to strut back onto the stage and into the recording studio...

Moody Blues to released three-LP colored-vinyl version of “Live at the BBC” collection

Polydor/UMeThe archival Moody Blues album Live at the BBC: 1967–1970, which originally was issued digitally and as a two-CD set in 2007, is...

Lou Gramm featured on upcoming Alan Parsons album, “The Secret,” due out in April

Frontiers Music srl Original Foreigner frontman Lou Gramm lends his vocal talents to as song on The Secret, the upcoming album by veteran songwriter, musician...

Joe Walsh’s VetsAid charity donates $795K to veterans organizations; Houston to host 2019 benefit...

Courtesy of VetsAidJoe Walsh has announced that $795,000 in grants has been disbursed to veterans services organizations, thanks to the money raised...

Diana Ross celebrating 75th birthday with big L.A. concert featuring family and friends

Courtesy of Live NationEarlier this year, Diana Ross launched a year-long celebration dubbed Diamond Diana in honor of her forthcoming 75th birthday.  Now the...

Star-studded Joni Mitchell 75th birthday concert film coming to DVD later this month

RhinoA new concert film featuring highlights from a two-night Joni Mitchell 75th birthday tribute event held in Los Angeles this past November will be...

Motley Crue’s Nikki Sixx apologizes for telling a “possibly greatly embellished” sexual assault story...

Earl Gibson III/Getty ImagesMotley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx has apologized for a story in the band's 2001 autobiography The Dirt that describes him participating in...

The making of John Lennon’s “Imagine” album profiled on upcoming A&E “Biography” episode

Photo by Spud Murphy/© Yoko Ono Copyright 2012 A new two-hour TV special titled John and Yoko: Above Us Only Sky, about the making of...

Tribeca Film Festival to host premieres of docs about Bill Wyman, Linda Ronstadt, Michael...

Courtesy of Sundance Selects; Henry Diltz; Chris Plytas A variety of documentaries focusing on notable music artists and events will premiere at this year's...

The Who’s Pete Townshend says band is hoping to have upcoming album finished by...

ABC RadioThe Who's Pete Townshend has offered a new update on the status of the band's upcoming studio album, this one recapping the...

eport: Santana, Dead and Company on board for Woodstock 50

Scott Harrison/Hulton Archive/Getty ImagesWhile the official lineup hasn't been announced, Billboard has learned some of the artists who'll be participating -- now that everyone's...

Nils Lofgren’s upcoming solo album, “Blue with Lou,” due in April; features five songs...

Cattle Track Road RecordsNils Lofgren has unveiled details of his upcoming solo album, Blue with Lou, which will be released April 26. The...

Guitar and Pen: Pete Townshend to publish first novel in November

Credit: Terry McGough The Who's Pete Townshend previously has written an autobiography, a novella and a collection of short stories, but now, he's...

Original Beach Boys member Al Jardine prepping expanded CD version of his 2010 solo...

Mary Ann JardineLast November, Al Jardine released the first-ever vinyl version of his 2010 debut solo album, A Postcard from California.  Now the original...

Elton John on his “joyous” farewell tour: “I’m having so much fun”

Matt Baron/ShutterstockElton John brings his farewell tour back to New York City this week, and he says he's surprised at how much he's...

Listen: Lou Reed “Endless Cycle” demo available for first time

Chiaki Nozu/WireImageLou Reed would have turned 77 this past Saturday, and as a gift to the world, his estate has released a never-before-heard demo of "Endless...

“Experience Hendrix” kicks off biggest tour yet

Courtesy Experience HendrixA top-notch roster of artists is taking part in the latest Experience Hendrix tour, which kicked off last night in Pompano Beach, FL. Celebrating...

Beach Boy Al Jardine to be inducted into Rochester, NY Music Hall of Fame

Randy StrakaBefore he found fame among the palm trees and surf of California, Beach Boy Al Jardine lived on the snowy East Coast.  On April 28,...

Watch Metallica perform live debut of Hardwired track “Here Comes Revenge”

ABC/Randy HolmesMetallica played the song "Here Comes Revenge" -- a track from their latest album, 2016's Hardwired...to Self-Destruct -- for the first time live...

Eddie Vedder, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Strokes headlining 2019 Ohana Festival; watch Eddie...

ABC/Craig SjodinEddie Vedder, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and The Strokes will headline the 2019 Ohana Festival, held September 27-29 in Dana Point, California. The bill...

Hollywood Vampires announce spring dates

Ross HalfinAlice Cooper's gonna be a busy guy this year...following the announcement of his co-headlining summer dates with Halestorm, the singer has announced seven dates...

Halestorm, Alice Cooper announce summer co-headlining tour

Credits: Jimmy Fontaine; ABC/Randy HolmesHalestorm and Alice Cooper will unite this summer for a North American co-headlining tour. The joint run, which will feature support...

The Smashing Pumpkins announce summer tour with Noel Gallagher and AFI

ABC/Randy HolmesIf your favorite genre is "infighting '90s bands," then we have the tour for you. The Smashing Pumpkins have announced a summer tour with...

Official just-released Bruce Springsteen bootleg documents solo Jersey show from 2005

Danny ClinchBruce Springsteen's concert vault still has some gems in it, and a new one has just hit the market...recorded in the Boss' home...

Sting unsurprised by recent Grammy win: “Does that sound arrogant?”

ABC/Paula LoboMost Grammy nominees at least feign surprise when they win, but Sting isn't most Grammy nominees. The singer -- who last month took home...

“The Best of The Runaways” gets expanded vinyl release

UMETo ride the tide of colored vinyl, The Runaways are releasing an expanded version of their Best of collection, where fans will find three...

Bob Seger and his Silver Bullet Band add fourth Detroit-area concert to farewell tour

Credit: Ken SettleBob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band's have scheduled a fourth concert at the DTE Energy Music Theater outside of Detroit to...

Tom Petty’s bandmate found pain and solace in building new “The Best of Everything”...

Geffen/UMeIf listening to the new Tom Petty collection, The Best of Everything, makes you miss the late rocker terribly, well, his surviving bandmates feel...

Mick Jagger reveals what he contributed to his girlfriend’s new Rolling Stones-themed ballet

Lester Cohen/Getty Images for Universal Music GroupMick Jagger has shared some details about the new dance production on which he's collaborating with his girlfriend,...

Long Live Rog!: The Who’s Roger Daltrey celebrates 75th birthday today

ABC/Richard CartwrightThe Who's Roger Daltrey may still be singing "I hope I die before I get old," but thankfully, it's way too late for...
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