Bon Jovi wants to crash your college graduation

Credit: Norman Jean RoyCollege graduations usually draw attention for their commencement speakers, but one college somewhere will make headlines this year for its commencement concert. Jon Bon Jovi announced today a new contest...

A Farewell to the King: Chuck Berry’s funeral scheduled for April 9 in St....

Credit: Danny ClinchA date and site for Chuck Berry's funeral have been revealed. A rep for the late rock 'n' roll pioneer confirmed to ABC Radio that a memorial service for Berry...

Ex-Allman Brothers guitarist Dickey Betts’ wife arrested after allegedly threatening to shoot students

Courtesy of Sarasota County Sheriff's OfficeDonna Betts, wife of founding Allman Brothers Band guitarist Dickey Betts, was arrested Monday in Osprey, Florida, after she allegedly threatened to shoot a group of high-school...

NYC apartment featuring David Bowie’s piano on the market for $6.5 million

Credit: Jimmy KingThe chance to play the late David Bowie's piano while enjoying unobstructed views of Central Park in a New York City apartment could be yours, for about $6.5 million. A three-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bath apartment...

Console Pink Floyd used to record “The Dark Side of the Moon” sells for...

Pink Floyd Records/Legacy RecordingsThe Abbey Road Studios recording console used in the making of Pink Floyd's classic 1973 album The Dark Side of the Moon has sold at a music memorabilia auction for $1.8...

For those about to be inducted: Rock Hall to open exhibit celebrating 2017 honorees...

Courtesy of Rock & Roll Hall of FameThe Rock & Roll Hall of Fame's class of 2017 will be welcomed into the hallowed institution at a ceremony held on April 7 in Brooklyn,...

Doors guitarist Robby Krieger keeping his eyes on the road in 2017

Credit: Jill JarrettIf you love The Doors madly, here's some cool news: The band's founding guitarist, Robby Krieger, has announced a series of spring U.S. tour dates with his solo band. The...

Classic West and Classic East Festivals confirmed; Eagles, Doobies, Fleetwood Mac & more

Stevie Nicks and Mick Fleetwood of Fleetwood Mac; Samir Hussein/Getty ImagesWe've finally got confirmation of this summer's bi-coastal Classic East and Classic West festivals.  As first reported by Billboard nearly three weeks ago, there will...

Recordings by David Bowie, The Eagles, Talking Heads added to National Recording Registry

RCA RecordsAlbums by David Bowie, The Eagles, and Talking Heads have been chosen to be preserved in the National Recording Registry of the Library of Congress. The registry chooses recordings each year based on their...

More Rock and Roll Hall of Fame presenters and performers announced

Courtesy of Rock & Roll Hall of FameThe Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony takes place Friday, April 7, and the rest of the stars who'll be inducting this year's ...

Bob Dylan to (finally) collect his Nobel Prize in Stockholm

Christopher Polk/Getty Images for VH1He didn't appear at the formal ceremony last December, but Bob Dylan will soon make the trip to Stockholm, Sweden to finally meet with the Nobel Prize folks, who...

Heart’s Ann Wilson extends U.S. solo tour into the summer

Credit: Jess GriffinWith Ann Wilson scheduled to wind down the initial leg her 2017 solo tour on Friday, April 7, in Cranston, Rhode Island, the Heart singer has now announced plans to return to...

Blondie starring in new AXS TV concert special premiering this Sunday

Courtesy of AXS TVWith Blondie gearing up for the May 5 release of its latest album, Pollinator, the influential New Wave band will be featured on a new AXS TV concert special premiering this...

Gregg Allman & Michael McDonald among artists appearing on Mavis Staples tribute concert special...

Blackbird Presents RecordsBack in November 2014, soul/gospel legend Mavis Staples celebrated her 75th birthday with a star-studded tribute concert in her hometown of Chicago that included performances by Gregg Allman, Michael McDonald, Bonnie Raitt...

Green Day laments Oakland Raiders’ move to Las Vegas

Image Group LA/ABCGreen Day took a moment during their concert in Detroit on Monday night to grieve the loss of their hometown's football team, the Oakland Raiders. This week, the NFL owners...

Elton John producing animated version of “Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat”

Joseph GuayElton John is re-teaming up with his Lion King songwriting partner Sir Tim Rice for a new animated musical.  Unfortunately, Elton's just producing the movie, not writing songs for it. Deadline reports that...

Rob Halford’s non-Judas Priest releases collected in upcoming box set

Legacy RecordingsAs Judas Priest's frontman, Rob Halford became one of the defining voices of heavy metal, but the powerhouse singer also has released a variety of interesting albums outside of his famous...

Green Day provides the “voice to join the resistance,” says Billie Joe Armstrong

ABC/Randy HolmesGreen Day is currently on tour in support of their new album Revolution Radio, and the outing hasn't been without revolutionary speech.  Frontman Billie Joe Armstrong has made his opinion about President Donald...

Special 40th anniversary screenings of “The Grateful Dead Movie” taking place in select US...

Courtesy of Fathom Events/Rhino EntertainmentThe Grateful Dead's classic 1977 concert film, The Grateful Dead Movie, will truck back into theaters for a special one-night-only screening on April 20 in honor of the flick's 40th...

The Police’s Andy Summers hopes new solo album will “tickle your ear in a...

Flickering Shadow ProductionsAndy Summers has just released a new solo instrumental album titled Triboluminescence, which finds the founding Police guitarist delving into a variety of exotic sonic landscapes and musical genres. Summers tells ABC...

Sammy Hagar and James Hetfield announce 2017 Acoustic-4-a-Cure lineup; Dave Grohl stepping in for...

Courtesy of Acoustic-4-a-CureSammy Hagar and Metallica's James Hetfield have revealed the lineup for the fourth annual edition of their star-studded Acoustic-4-a-Cure benefit concert, which will take place May 15 at The Fillmore...

The late Chuck Berry back in “Billboard” album chart’s top 40 for first time...

Credit: Danny ClinchIn the wake of his March 18 death at the age of 90, Chuck Berry has returned to the top 40 of the Billboard 200 album chart. The rock 'n' roll pioneer's...

Ringo Starr and his All Starr Band announce fall Las Vegas residency and US...

Credit: Scott Robert RitchieLast year, Ringo Starr revealed that he was interested in playing a Las Vegas residency with his All Starr Band -- and now the ex-Beatles drummer has confirmed plans to do...

The Zombies deliver inspired performance of “Odessey and Oracle” at sold-out New York City...

ABC RadioThe Zombies' tour celebrating the 50th anniversary of the making of their acclaimed 1968 album Odessey and Oracle marched into New York City's Town Hall on Saturday. The sold-out concert's centerpiece was a...

Rocking at the Fox: Allman Brothers releasing box set featuring performances from 2004 Atlanta...

Peach Records/RED DistributionThe Allman Brothers Band are releasing an expansive archival live collection called The Fox Box, capturing three full concerts that the legendary group played in September 2004 at the Fox Theatre in...

Michael Stipe working on photo book of things he’s “obsessed with”

Dave J Hogan/Getty ImagesMichael Stipe is feeling bookish these days. The former R.E.M. frontman tells The Creative Independent he's working on "a series of books," the first of which is a volume of photos....

Keith Richards talks Chuck Berry: “You see a sort of almost demonic power”

Matthew J. Lee/The Boston Globe via Getty ImagesIf it weren't for Chuck Berry, there may never have been a Rolling Stones.  After all, the story is often told that Keith Richards and Mick Jagger...

Rolling Stones’ “Olé Olé Olé!” Latin American tour documentary coming to DVD and Blu-ray...

Eagle Rock EntertainmentThe recent Rolling Stones documentary about the band's early-2016 América Latina Olé Tour will be released on DVD and Blu-ray on May 26. Olé Olé Olé! A Trip Across Latin America follows the...

Elton John marks 70th birthday with help from Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, James Corden...

L: Bernie Taupin, R: Elton John/Michael Kovac/Getty ImagesElton John's milestone 70th birthday bash brought out the stars to L.A. on Saturday night. According to People magazine, the guest list at the charity gala included Lady...

Paul McCartney working on new album with Adele producer; his “Flowers in the Dirt”...

Mary McCartney/MPL CommunicationsPaul McCartney has revealed that he's working on a new studio album with Greg Kurstin, who produced and co-wrote three songs on Adele's Grammy-winning album 25, including her smash hit "Hello." Speaking with...

Bronchitis Blues: Eric Clapton postpones L.A.-area shows until September

Credit: Dave KaplanFans planning to attend Eric Clapton's concerts this Saturday and Sunday at The Forum in Inglewood, California, will now have to wait almost six months to see the guitar legend....

Billy Joel: “It’s time to slow down”

Credit: Myrna SuarezFor a guy who hasn't released a new album in 24 years, Billy Joel manages to keep pretty busy: He's got his monthly residency at New York's Madison Square Garden, and...

Jason Newsted discusses new Metallica album and Robert Trujillo’s playing

Herring & HerringFormer Metallica bassist Jason Newsted is fan of the band's latest album and current bassist Robert Trujillo, with maybe one small exception. Speaking to Ultimate Guitar, Newsted said of Metallica's new disc, Hardwired…to...

Iron Maiden offering vinyl album reissues

BMGIron Maiden fans can prep for the band’s upcoming tour with a batch of new album reissues. A dozen Maiden albums spanning the years 1990 – 2015 have been cut on 180-gram vinyl from the...

Chicago to perform at Multiple Sclerosis charity event in May

Credit: David M. EarnisseChicago has signed on to perform at the 24th Annual Race to Erase MS Gala, a star-studded benefit held to raise awareness about multiple sclerosis. The event will take...

Boston, other rockers pay tribute to drummer Sib Hashian

Sib Hashian in 1977 (Ron Pownall/ Getty Images)Former Boston drummer Sib Hashian died Wednesday of an apparent heart attack during the Legends of Rock Cruise, and now his old band, and a variety...

Cheap Trick’s Rick Nielsen appearing on next episode of Sammy Hagar’s “Rock & Roll...

Courtesy of AXS TVCheap Trick guitarist Rick Nielsen will be featured on a new episode the AXS TV reality series Rock & Roll Road Trip with Sammy Hagar that premieres this Sunday, March 26,...

Pearl Jam ex-drummer Dave Krusen hints at Rock Hall performance

Kevin Mazur/Getty ImagesThe Pearl Jam drummer saga has a new twist. Dave Krusen, the man behind the drum kit for Pearl Jam’s legendary debut album, Ten, is hinting via a social media post that...

Elton John turns 70: “At this time in my life I’m the happiest I...

Denise Truscello/WireImageHe turns 70 Saturday, and he's still standing: Sir Elton John says at this moment, he's living his best life. "I'm interested in moving forward all the time, with what I create, my...

Frampton comes unplugged (again): Guitar great kicks off new acoustic tour tonight

Credit: Gregg RothPeter Frampton launches the latest installment of his "Raw: An Acoustic Tour" tonight in New Albany, Ohio. The veteran guitar whiz's unplugged trek promotes his 2016 studio album, Acoustic Classics,...

Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Red Hot Chili Peppers among rockers headlining KAABOO Del...

Joel Bernstein; Steve KerosTom Petty & the Heartbreakers and The Red Hot Chili Peppers are among the acts set to headline the third annual KABBOO Del Mar festival, set for September 15-17 at...

Bob Dylan praises Amy Winehouse, Iggy Pop in new interview

Credit: William ClaxtonBob Dylan praises the music of Amy Winehouse and Iggy Pop and talks about a legendary recording session that never was in a wide-ranging interview on his official website. The question-and-answer session with...

Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo teaming up with Toto for summer tour

Travis Shinn; Courtesy of TotoTwo major pop-rock acts that emerged during the late '70s, Pat Benatar and Toto, are joining forces for a summer tour that will take them across North America....

Ex-Boston drummer Sib Hashian dead at 67

Boston in 1979; Sib Hashian, center (Lynn Goldsmith/Corbis/VCG via Getty Images)Former Boston drummer John "Sib" Hashian died on Wednesday at the age of 67, his son, Adam, confirms to ABC Radio. As first reported by...

Spirit in the Digital World: Andy Summers Q&A event in L.A. to be streamed...

Credit: Mo SummersEx-Police guitarist Andy Summers is taking part in an interview-and-performance event at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles tonight that's sold out, but don't let that drive you to tears! You'll...

Dave Davies’ son Russ says their collaborative “Open Road” is “traditional” with a “modern...

Red River EntertainmentFounding Kinks guitarist Dave Davies is releasing a new studio album that he recorded with his son Russ called Open Road on March 31. The collaborative collection features nine tracks that...

Kansas extends 40th Anniversary Leftoverture tour until end of 2017

Credit: Michie TurpinThe tour that kicked off last fall celebrating the 40th anniversary of Kansas' breakthrough 1976 album, Leftoverture, is now set to carry on all the way into December. The veteran rockers, who'll...

Pearl Jam’s Mike McCready preps photo book

Kevin Mazur/Getty ImagesMike McCready is the latest rocker to show off his photography skills. According to Rolling Stone, the Pearl Jam guitarist will issue a photo book this May, titled Of Potato Heads and Polaroids:...

The Scorpions plan Crazy World 2017 tour with Megadeth

Marc Pfitzenreuter/RedfernsA double-dose of hard rock heaven is in store when the Scorpions hit the road this fall with special guests Megadeth. The Crazy World 2017 trek begins September 14 in Reading, Pennsylvania, and...

Full Record Store Day release list announced; includes vinyl from The Doors, Fleetwood Mac,...

Courtesy of Record Store DayWith Record Store Day taking place Saturday, April 22, the complete official list of special releases has been unveiled. As usual, it's stacked with exclusive vinyl from a...
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