Home Sweet Home: Nikki Sixx says he’s “unofficially retired” from touring

Francesco Castaldo/Archivio Francesco Castaldo/Mondadori Portfolio via Getty ImagesNikki Sixx is getting off the road. The Motley Crue and Sixx:A.M. bassist says that he's "unofficially retired" from touring. "For those of you asking, I've been playing...

Neil Young reissues remastered version of his classic 1977 compilation “Decade”

Reprise RecordsNeil Young has just released a remastered version of his long-out-of-print 1977 compilation Decade. The 35-track collection, which originally issued as a three-LP vinyl set, features highlights from the first 10 years...

2017 Peach Music Festival to feature all-star tributes to Gregg Allman & Butch Trucks

Courtesy of The Peach Music FestivalIn the wake of the recent deaths of founding Allman Brothers Band frontman Gregg Allman and drummer Butch Trucks, organizers for the 2017 Peach Music Festival have announced that...

DVD documenting 2009 concert where Paul & Ringo reunited coming in September

Eagle Rock EntertainmentA 2009 benefit concert featuring a rare onstage reunion by surviving Beatles band mates Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr will be released on DVD and as a digital video on September 1. Change...

Metallica’s Lars Ulrich lists his 15 favorite metal and hard rock albums

ABC/Randy HolmesMetallica's Lars Ulrich lists his 15 favorite heavy metal and hard-rock albums in a piece for Rolling Stone. The drummer's picks include Deep Purple's 1972 live album Made in Japan, AC/DC's 1977 record...

The E Street Band’s Jake Clemons headlining New York State festival Saturday

Credit: Lisa MacIntoshE Street Band saxophone player Jake Clemons also is an accomplished singer/songwriter, and he will be headlining the 2017 Rockland-Bergen Music Festival, which runs from today through Sunday, June 25,...

Keeping the Faith: Billy Joel will be the graduation speaker at his old high...

Credit: Myrna SuarezBilly Joel will return to his alma mater -- Hicksville High School in Hicksville, New York -- on Saturday to help the Class of 2017 celebrate its graduation, Newsday reports. The...

Sex Pistols guitarist Steve Jones to receive star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

ABC RadioThe Sex Pistols don't have a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, but one of the legendary punk band's members, guitarist Steve Jones, has just been chosen to the receive honor....

Listen to new song from Santana and The Isley Brothers’ upcoming collaborative album, “Power...

Credit: Maryanne BilhamPower of Peace, Santana's collaborative album with The Isley Brothers, won't be released until July 28, but you can check out one of the record's tracks, "I Remember," exclusively now at Billboard.com....

As Queen + Adam Lambert hit the road again, Adam says he still has...

Xavier VilaAdam Lambert has been singing with British rock legends Queen on and off since 2011, and they've done a number of tours together.  But as Queen + Adam Lambert kick off a...

As Queen + Adam Lambert hit the road again, Lambert says he still has...

Credit: Xavier Vila Adam Lambert has been singing with British rock legends Queen on and off since 2011, and they've done a number of tours together.  But as Queen + Adam Lambert kick off...

Buzz Me: Blondie helping to save the bees with new campaign tied into “Pollinator”...

Credit: Alexander ThompsonDebbie Harry and her band Blondie have launched a new campaign called BEE Connected, designed to raise awareness about the decline in the global population of bees, as well as ...

Black Sabbath details “The Ten Year War” vinyl box set

Kevin Mazur/WireImage Following a cryptic teaser, Black Sabbath has announced The Ten Year War: a limited-edition box set including the band's first eight studio albums, which all featured original frontman Ozzy Osbourne. The package features...

Foo Fighters premiere new “Concrete and Gold” song “Sunday Rain” during Latvia show

Roswell Records/RCA RecordsFoo Fighters debuted a new song from their forthcoming album Concrete and Gold during their show in Latvia Wednesday night. The track is called "Sunday Rain," and it features drummer Taylor Hawkins...

KISS’ Gene Simmons abandons application to trademark “devil’s horns” hand gesture

Gilbert Carrasquillo/Getty ImagesTake heart, heavy-metal fans: you can now feel free to flash the popular "devil's horns" hand gesture without worrying if KISS bassist Gene Simmons will sue you. The Rock & Roll Hall...

Watch video for charity single benefiting London fire victims, featuring Who members and other...

Artists for GrenfellThe star-studded version of Simon and Garfunkel's classic "Bridge over Troubled Water" organized by Simon Cowell to raise funds for those affected by the deadly Grenfell Tower fire in London last...

Watch a clip from Iggy Pop and Josh Homme’s “American Valhalla” documentary

More2Screen/Eagle Rock FilmsThe story of Iggy Pop and Josh Homme's collaborative Post Pop Depression album will be told in the upcoming documentary American Valhalla. You can watch a clip from the film now on...

Jackson Browne announces new August concert to benefit Detroit theater and community arts programs

Credit: Nels IsraelsonAfter lining up an August 13 benefit show in Chicago for the Veterans for Peace organization, Jackson Browne has scheduled a new charity gig three days earlier in Detroit. The Rock and Roll...

U2 to play intimate show at fundraiser where bass player Adam Clayton is being...

Paul Morigi/Getty ImagesU2 will be performing at this year's 13th annual MusiCares MAP Fund benefit concert, at which the band's bass player, Adam Clayton, is being honored. While we already knew Clayton would be receiving...

Chuck Berry’s son says his dad gave approval to everything on his just-released final...

DualtoneChuck Berry, who died in March at age 90, released his final studio album, Chuck, earlier this month. The rock 'n' roll pioneer's son Charles Berry Jr., who contributed some guitar work to...

George Clooney, Jennifer Lopez & other stars vow to #KeepthePromise in Chris Cornell’s memory

ABC/Randy HolmesChris Cornell's solo song "The Promise," which was released two months before is death, was accompanied by a social media campaign called #KeepthePromise to raise awareness of and encourage people...

Black Sabbath teasing “The Ten Year War” project; “Rolling Stone” names “Paranoid” “Greatest Metal...

Courtesy of Black SabbathWhat's Black Sabbath up to? The metal legends, who played their final show earlier this year, are teasing something called "The Ten Year War." On the band's Facebook, Black Sabbath has...

Steven Van Zandt named an ambassador for the Ronald McDonald House charity

Credit: Peter OuSteven Van Zandt has been named an Ambassador to Ronald McDonald House as part of a new partnership between the longtime E Street Band guitarist and the charity. The honor was announced...

Jon Bon Jovi honored for his charitable work at Washington, DC, gala; President Obama...

Credit: Norman Jean RoyJon Bon Jovi was presented with the National Association of Broadcasters Education Foundation's 2017 Service to America Leadership Award at the organization's Celebration of Service to America Awards gala,...

I’m Down…Under!: Paul McCartney confirms plans for first Australian tour since 1993

MJ Kim/MPL Communications Ltd.As expected, Paul McCartney announced early this morning that he'll bring his One on One Tour to Australia and New Zealand this year. The five-date trek kicks off December 2 in...

“Bridge Over Troubled Water” charity single for London fire victims, featuring Who members and...

Artists for GrenfellTo raise funds for the relief effort following the deadly fire last week that destroyed Grenfell Tower in West London, Simon Cowell has gathered together more than 50 artists, including The Who's...

Foo Fighters’ new album “Concrete and Gold” features “the biggest pop star in the...

Roswell Records/RCA RecordsThis week, Foo Fighters revealed the details of their upcoming new album, Concrete and Gold. As if that isn't exciting enough, frontman Dave Grohl says the record features a host of special...

Joe Walsh returning to House of Blues Las Vegas this fall

Credit: Andrew MacphersonThis past January, Joe Walsh played a six-show engagement at the House of Blues Las Vegas.  Now the longtime Eagles guitarist plans to return to the Sin City venue for three more...

Chris Cornell appearing on Johnny Cash album

ABC/Randy HolmesChris Cornell will posthumously appear on an album titled Johnny Cash Forever Words: The Music, a project pairing songwriters with poems written by the country legend and setting them to music. Country artist Jamey...

Bono gives a shout-out to wounded Rep. Steve Scalise

Paul Morigi/Getty ImagesIt's not every day you get a personal shout-out on stage from one of the world's greatest rock bands.  But these were special circumstances. Bono offered good wishes to Louisiana Rep. Steve...

Two together: Stephen Stills & Judy Collins’ duets album to be released in September

Credit: Anna WebberNew details have been unveiled about Stephen Stills' upcoming duets album with his former girlfriend, folk legend Judy Collins, the inspiration behind the Crosby, Stills & Nash classic "Suite: Judy Blue Eyes."...

Paul McCartney schedules concert in Colombia; expected to announce Australia tour in the morning

MJ Kim/© MPL Communications Ltd.Paul McCartney has added a new South American concert to his One on One Tour at the end of his previously announced four-show visit to Brazil this October....

Lawsuit over planned biopic about tragic 1977 Lynyrd Skynyrd plane crash headed to trial...

Lynyrd Skynyrd in 1976 (Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)A lawsuit involving a recently reported Lynyrd Skynyrd biopic focusing on the tragic 1977 plane crash that claimed the life of lead singer Ronnie Van Zant and...

New compilation celebrating Brian Wilson’s solo career due in September

RhinoWhile Brian Wilson is best known for his enduring work as The Beach Boys' main songwriter, in recent decades the music legend's focused mostly on his solo career. Wilson turned 75 today,...

Watch the video for Chris Cornell’s final song, “The Promise”

ABC/Randy HolmesTwo months before his death, Chris Cornell released what would be his final song, a track called "The Promise." The late Soundgarden frontman recorded the song for a film also called The Promise,...

Chris Cornell’s widow and daughters write late musician Father’s Day messages

ABC/Randy HolmesLast weekend, Chris Cornell's family spent their first Father's Day following the musician's death, and his widow and daughters posted messages to him in his memory. "To my sweet love, you are...

Styx’s Tommy Shaw says new tour with REO Speedwagon, Don Felder will be “like...

Courtesy of Live NationOn Friday, Styx released a new concept album titled The Mission, and tonight the veteran rockers launch a mission to rock the U.S. on a joint summer outing with REO Speedwagon...

Foo Fighters announce new album, “Concrete and Gold”; launching their own festival

Roswell Records/RCA RecordsSurprise! Foo Fighters have announced a new album. The ninth studio effort from Dave Grohl and company is called Concrete and Gold, and will be released September 15. Concrete and Gold was produced...

Brian May, Pete Townshend join benefit single for London high-rise fire victims; Townshend says...

Tim P. Whitby/Tim P. Whitby/Getty ImagesThe Who's Pete Townshend is joining his band mate Roger Daltrey in Artists for Grenfell -- the all-star group working on a charity single version of Simon & Garfunkel's...

Happy 75th Birthday, Brian Wilson!

ABC/Randy HolmesWhat are the chances that two of the most acclaimed pop music composers in history would have been born just two days apart? On Sunday, Paul McCartney turned 75, and today...

David Crosby humorously spars with Chance the Rapper in new Twitter ad

Henry Diltz; ABC/Lorenzo BevilaquaDavid Crosby squabbles Chance the Rapper in a new ad for Twitter that features the hip-hop star asking fans for song requests prior to a performance.  In the commercial, the folk-rock...

Billy Joel: Elton John is “a much better piano player” than I originally thought

Yalonda M. James/Charlotte Observer/ MCT via Getty Images They're both piano-playing singer/songwriters who became superstars in the '70s, and they've toured together, too, so it's no wonder that Billy Joel and Elton John...

Founding KISS drummer Peter Criss plays what he says will be his final US...

Mike Pont/Getty Images for AWXIFounding KISS drummer Peter Criss apparently rock 'n' rolled all night for the final time in the U.S. this past Saturday. The 71-year-old Rock & Roll Hall-of-Famer played an...

Report: Roger Daltrey taking part in all-star charity single to benefit London high-rise fire...

ABC/Richard CartwrightThe Who's Roger Daltrey is among the major British music stars Simon Cowell has assembled for a "We Are the World"-inspired charity song to help the victims of last week's Grenfell Tower...

Foo Fighters debut new song and jam with Dave Grohl’s daughter during Iceland festival...

ABC/Fred WatkinsFoo Fighters performed at Iceland's Secret Solstice festival last Friday, and Dave Grohl and company had a few surprises up their sleeves for the set. First, the Foos debuted a new song at the...

Alice Cooper to reunite with original band mates at UK concerts

Rob Fenn/© earMUSICLast month, Alice Cooper reunited with the three other surviving members of the original Alice Cooper Band for a special set during his concert in Nashville, and now the shock rocker has...

Country star Vince Gill “beyond flattered” to be performing with the Eagles at next...

Courtesy of The ClassicVeteran country star Vince Gill says he's absolutely soaring after being chosen by the Eagles to help fill in for the late Glenn Frey at the band's upcoming shows at The...

When he’s 75: Paul McCartney celebrates landmark birthday today

MJ Kim/© MPL Communications Ltd.It's been more than 50 years since Paul McCartney recorded "When I'm 64," and today, January 18, the former Beatles star actually turns 75. The rock legend has remained a...

Paul McCartney receives prestigious U.K. Companion of Honour appointment

Mary McCartney/MPL CommunicationsPaul McCartney was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II back in 1997, and now the rock legend has received a new prestigious honor as part of the 2017 edition U.K. monarch's annual Birthday...

Watch video for new Chuck Berry song “Darlin’,” a duet with his daughter Ingrid

DualtoneThe second-ever official Chuck Berry video has premiered online. The clip is for the song "Darlin'," a bluesy, piano-driven ballad from the late rock 'n' roll legend's recently released final studio album,...
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