Remembering the King: Elvis Presley died 40 years ago today

Steve Morley/RedfernsToday, August 16, marks the 40th anniversary of the death of Elvis Presley, known the world over as the King of Rock...

Slash named Gibson guitar compasny’s first Global Brand Ambassador

Courtesy of Gibson BrandsFounding Guns N' Roses member Slash is known for more than is trademark stovepipe hat -- he's also known for...

Cutting music education from schools is “child abuse,” says Flea

Credit: Steve KerosWhen Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea visited his alma mater at Fairfax Senior High School in 2000, he was shocked at...

New compilation from pre-CCR band The Golliwogs arriving next month

Craft Recordings/Concord Bicycle MusicFor several years during the 1960s, John Fogerty, his brother Tom, Stu Cook and Doug Clifford played in a band called...

Graham Nash to be honored with special award during 2017 Americana Music Festival in...

Credit: Amy GranthamHaving long used his voice to raise awareness about political, social and environmental causes, Graham Nash has been chosen to receive the...

Metallica plays “Metal Have I Ever” in “Carpool Karaoke” preview

ABC/Randy HolmesMetallica will appear on the next installment of Carpool Karaoke: The Series, and Billboard.com has a sneak peek of the episode. In the clip,...

Pink Floyd covers by Robby Krieger, John Wetton featured on soundtrack to new sci-fi/horror...

Cleopatra RecordsThe soundtrack to an upcoming sci-fi/horror flick called The Rift -- Dark Side of the Moon features two interesting covers of songs from...

The Moody Blues’ John Lodge says he hopes to release live solo DVD and...

Credit: Ricky RedmanThe Moody Blues recently wrapped up a North American tour celebrating the 50th anniversary of their classic album Days of Future Passed,...

Gregg Allman tribute events to mark release of late singer’s final album, “Southern Blood”

Credit: Patricia O'DriscollWith the late Gregg Allman's final studio album, Southern Blood, scheduled to be released September 8, a series of special events have...

Ex-Members of Journey, GN’R and Dream Theater form new band, Sons of Apollo

Credit: Hristo ShindovA new hard-rock project called Sons of Apollo, featuring former members of Journey, Guns N' Roses and Dream Theater, will release their...

The Eagles fly again: Band confirms new fall headlining tour days

Credit: Myriam SantosFollowing the death of founding singer Glenn Frey in January 2016, The Eagles expressed doubt that they'd ever play again. However, after...

Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong condemns white nationalist violence in Charlottesville

ABC/Heidi GutmanGreen Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong says that his "heart feels heavy" following the violence that erupted during a white nationalist rally...

Ringo Starr reveals how he got a little help from Paul McCartney on his...

UMeRingo Starr's 19th album, Give More Love, which will be released on September 15, includes two songs featuring his fellow Beatle, Paul McCartney. Starr...

Silver screen Slowhand: New Clapton documentary premiering at next month’s Toronto Film Festival

Courtesy of TIFFThe upcoming rock documentary Eric Clapton: Life in 12 Bars will get its world premiere at the 2017 Toronto International Film ...

Exclusive: Watch Sammy Hagar sing Motown classic with Adam Levine, Richie Sambora

Courtesy of AXS TVThe finale of the current season of the AXS TV reality series Rock & Roll Road Trip with Sammy Hagar airs...

Cliff Burton’s dad donates Metallica royalties to music scholarships

Kevin Kane/Contributor/Getty ImagesThe family of late Metallica bassist Cliff Burton still receives royalty payments from the three albums on which he played: 1983's Kill...

Check out lyric video to posthumous Gregg Allman single, “My Only True Friend”

Credit: Ian RawnThe first single from the late Gregg Allman's upcoming final studio album, Southern Blood, is "My Only True Friend," an introspective tune...

Stone Temple Pilots’ Dean DeLeo remembers his friend and ex-band mate, Chester Bennington: “I...

Suzi Pratt/Getty ImagesStone Temple Pilots guitarist Dean DeLeo has shared his thoughts on the death of his friend and former band mate, Chester Bennington,...

Report: Green Day parts with longtime manager, Pat Magnarella

Image Group LA/ABCGreen Day has reportedly split with their longtime manager, Pat Magnarella. According to Variety, the punk trio is planning to join Crush...

Coinciding with the 50th anniversary of Fleetwood Mac’s first concert, Mick Fleetwood talks new...

Genesis PublicationsThis Sunday marks the 50th anniversary of Fleetwood Mac's first concert, at the Windsor Jazz & Blues Festival in London. The band's original...

Going Back Again: Buckingham and McVie line up second tour leg in support of...

Credit: John RussoFleetwood Mac's Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie will finish their first-ever tour as a duo on Friday with a concert in ...

Paul McCartney, Bono appear in video promoting “An Inconvenient Sequel” documentary

Courtesy of Paramount PicturesPaul McCartney and U2's Bono are among a variety of stars featured in a new video promoting the film An Inconvenient...

Exclusive: Watch Steve Winwood’s new live video for “Back in the High Life Again”

Wincraft RecordsOn September 1, Steve Winwood will release his first-ever live album as a solo artist.  Called Winwood: Greatest Hits Live, it features...

Aerosmith, Def Leppard, Styx members among stars featured on late Ronnie Montrose’s posthumous final...

RhinoA star-studded list of musicians, including current or former members of Aerosmith, Def Leppard, Van Halen, Styx and Santana, are featured on a new...

Chris Cornell’s widow planning statue of late husband in Seattle

Paul R. Giunta/Getty ImagesChris Cornell's family is planning to erect a statue of the late Soundgarden frontman in Seattle. Cornell's widow, Vicky, tells the Seattle...

The Who’s Pete Townshend looking forward to bringing “Classic Quadrophenia” concert to the US

Credit: Matt KentWith The Who set to wrap up its North American summer tour with an August 16 concert in Stateline, Nevada, guitarist Pete...

Journey’s Jonathan Cain says band isn’t breaking up despite conflicts with Neal Schon

Gabe Ginsberg/Getty ImagesDespite recent tensions that have arisen between longtime Journey band mates Jonathan Cain and Neal Schon, Cain says the group has no...

Newly identified Jurassic crocodile named after Motorhead’s Lemmy

Credit: Pep BonetMeet Lemmysuchus obtusidens, a newly identified prehistoric crocodile named after Motorhead frontman Lemmy. According to London's Natural History Museum, the creature lived...

Metallica planning “Master of Puppets” deluxe reissue

ABC/Randy HolmesLast year, Metallica released deluxe reissues of their first two albums: 1983's Kill 'Em All and 1984's Ride the Lightning. The next LP...

Alice Cooper’s backing band to play free Las Vegas club show Friday before launch...

Courtesy of Alice Cooper BandAlice Cooper kicks off his North American summer tour with Deep Purple and Edgar Winter this Saturday in Las Vegas,...

It’s official: Bruce bound for Broadway

Courtesy of Bruce SpringsteenHe's Born to Run, Born in the U.S.A....and bound for Broadway. There were rumors back in June, but now Bruce Springsteen has confirmed...

“Little Steven” Van Zandt announces fall North American tour with his side band The...

Wicked Cool/Big Machine/UMeE Street Band guitarist "Little Steven" Van Zandt has lined up a fall North American tour with his recently re-formed backing group,...

Flea, Michael Stipe, Patti Smith to play Pathway to Paris climate change awareness concert

Courtesy of Pathway to ParisRed Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea, ex-R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe, and Patti Smith will perform at this year's Pathway to...

Rock’n Us: Steve Miller Band releasing career-spanning compilation next month

Capitol/UMeThe Steve Miller Band will release a career-spanning compilation on September 15 called Ultimate Hits that will be available as both a single CD...

Watch James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett perform “The Star-Spangled Banner” at SF Giants’ annual...

ABC/Randy HolmesThe San Francisco Giants held their fifth annual Metallica Night on Monday at AT&T Park, and frontman James Hetfield and guitarist Kirk Hammett...

“Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” film starring Frampton, The Bee Gees getting Blu-ray...

Shout! FactoryThe Beatles recently celebrated the 50th anniversary of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band with deluxe reissues of the influential 1967 album.  Now,...

John Lennon letter criticizing ex-wife Cynthia over 1976 interview comments on the auction block

Cynthia and John Lennon in 1967 (Express/Express/Getty Images)A letter written by John Lennon in 1976 responding to comments his ex-wife, Cynthia, made about their...

Gary Rossington’s heart issues force Lynyrd Skynyrd to cancel two shows; band to headline...

Credit: Clay Patrick McBrideFounding Lynyrd Skynyrd guitarist Gary Rossington underwent a procedure this past Friday to treat blocked arteries to his heart, forcing...

Director Todd Haynes making documentary about Lou Reed’s early band, The Velvet Underground

Michael Ochs Archives/Getty ImagesTodd Haynes, the acclaimed indie-film director whose credits include the David Bowie-inspired 1998 flick Velvet Goldmine, has revealed that he's planning...

Springsteen releases two rare concert recordings from 1977 tour

Credit: Danny ClinchBruce Springsteen has released rare audio from the first two shows of his 1977 tour with the E Street Band via Live.BruceSpringsteen.net...

Foo Fighters jam with Perry Farrell at intimate Chicago show

  ABC/Travis BellFoo Fighters played an intimate, one-off show at the Metro in Chicago Friday night. It was billed as an official Lollapalooza...

Bachman & Turner and Bryan Adams to play Invictus Games closing ceremony

Christie Goodwin; Samir Hussein/ RedfernsBachman & Turner and Bryan Adams are among the artists who will be performing at the closing ceremony of the...

Neil Young launching online archive of “every single recorded track or album I have...

Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images for Autism SpeaksNeil Young is launching an online career archive that the he promises will represent "vrey single, recorded track or album...

Ronnie Wood details lung cancer diagnosis

David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for Roundhouse"I’ve had a fight with a touch of lung cancer," Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood revealed to The Daily Mail in an interview published...

David Crosby announces release date for new solo album, “Sky Trails”; says record is...

BMGDavid Crosby has unveiled the official release date for Sky Trails, his second new solo album in less than a year, which hits stores...

Rep for Chris Christie denies Jon Bon Jovi used Patrick Carney to avoid talking...

ABC/Ida Mae Astute; Douglas Mason/ Getty ImagesA rep for Chris Christie has denied a story about Jon Bon Jovi allegedly using The Black Keys...

Watch documentary short on Robert Trujillo’s 12-year-old son Tye’s tour with Korn

ABC/Randy HolmesEarlier this year, Korn recruited 12-year-old Tye Trujillo -- son of Metallica's Robert Trujillo -- to play bass with the band on their...

Yes’ Yestival tour with Todd Rundgren & Carl Palmer kicks off tonight

Credit: Roger DeanYes' first-ever touring version of its Yestival prog-rock fest gets underway tonight, August 4, in Greensboro, North Carolina. Todd Rundgren and Carl...

Journey Through the Past: Neil Young issuing previously unreleased 1976 studio album

Reprise RecordsNeil Young has announced plans to issue an archival studio album titled Hitchhiker on September 8. The 10-track collection was recorded live at...

New audio/video sets documenting Jeff Beck’s star-studded 50th anniversary show in L.A. due in...

Eagle Rock Entertainment Last August, Jeff Beck celebrated his 50-year music career with a special concert at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles that...
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