Classic songs by Queen, Journey & Bon Jovi featured on upcoming “NOW Tailgate Anthems”...

Legacy RecordingsA new hits compilation from the NOW That's What I Call Music! series featuring songs tailor-made for the soundtrack to your next pre-event parking-lot party will be released on August 4. NOW Tailgate...

Fleetwood Mac the first band to be honored as MusiCares Person of the Year

Credit: Danny ClinchEach year, the Recording Academy salutes an individual music artist at the prestigious MusiCares Person of the Year gala.  However, the organization has announced that, for the first time ever, the 2018...

Flea dismisses Red Hot Chili Peppers retirement rumors as “silly talk”

Credit: Steve KerosDon't worry, Red Hot Chili Peppers aren't retiring just yet. According to Flea, rumors that the band is about to hang it up are "just silly talk." "We never really look past the...

Yes guitarist Steve Howe releasing compilation focusing on his work with various bands and...

RhinoLongtime Yes guitarist Steve Howe will release a sequel to his 2015 two-disc solo compilation Anthology -- a three-CD, 56-track set called Anthology 2: Groups and Collaborations that will hit stores this Friday, July...

Watch video of Mike Love’s new version of The Beach Boys’ “Do It Again”...

Courtesy of Mike Love/BMG Rights ManagementOn July 4, founding Beach Boys singer Mike Love released a new version of his band's 1968 hit "Do It Again" featuring guest vocals by Sugar Ray frontman Mark...

Guns N’ Roses and U2 have the top-grossing worldwide tours of 2017 so far

Katarina Benzova; Kevin MazurNow that we've reached the mid-point of the year, Pollstar has counted up the money and listed the artists who pulled in the most on the road worldwide so far in...

John Mellencamp’s son Speck arrested on suspicion of public intoxication, resisting law enforcement

Courtesy of Monroe County Correctional CenterJohn Mellencamp's youngest son, Speck, was arrested early Sunday in Bloomington, Indiana, on two misdemeanor charges -- suspicion of public intoxication and resisting law enforcement. According...

Going for more dates: Yes adds shows to North American summer tour

Credit: Glenn GottliebYes has extended and expanded its North American summer tour into late September, adding several shows during and after its previously announced Yestival trek that features opening acts Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy...

Rock this holiday: Stray Cats frontman announces dates for Brian Setzer Orchestra’s 2017 Christmas...

Courtesy of MSO PRBrian Setzer fans will once again get chance to rock around the Christmas tree this holiday season, as the Stray Cats frontman has announced plans for his 19-piece Brian Setzer Orchestra's...

Lick it up! Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley to open rock ‘n’ roll restaurants in...

Tara Ziemba/Getty ImagesGene Simmons and Paul Stanley of KISS are bringing their Rock & Brews restaurant chain to Chicago with plans to open 10 to 15 locations in the city The Chicago Tribune reports that...

Joe Walsh headlining inaugural VetsAid concerts in September to raise funds for veterans

Credit: Andrew MacphersonJoe Walsh has announced plans for the inaugural edition of an annual benefit concert called VetsAid that will raise funds for a new charity he launched supporting for veterans and their...

Copy of John Lennon’s Double Fantasy that he autographed for his murderer being sold...

Courtesy of MomentsinTime.comA morbid-yet-historic piece of John Lennon memorabilia -- a copy of his 1980 album Double Fantasy that he autographed for his murderer, Mark David Chapman, five hours before Chapman shot the Beatles...

“Mr. Robot”‘s Rami Malek confirmed to star in Freddie Mercury biopic, “X-Men”‘s Bryan Singer...

Neal Preston; ABC/Randy HolmesQueen has confirmed that Mr. Robot star Rami Malek has been cast in the lead role of the long-in-the-works Freddie Mercury biopic Bohemian Rhapsody, and that Bryan Singer, director and writer...

Michael Stipe supports Radiohead’s decision to play Israel concert

Dave J Hogan/Getty ImagesRadiohead will play a concert in Tel Aviv, Israel this Wednesday, July 19 -- a decision that's been met with criticism, particularly from Pink Floyd's Roger Waters. Now, Radiohead has received...

Which superstar is music’s most consistent money-maker? The answer may surprise you

ABC/Randy HolmesLast week, Billboard revealed its list of Top 50 Money Makers of 2016: those music artists who raked in the most cash last year.  But as the publication now notes, there's...

The Kinks’ Dave Davies and The Who scheduled to perform on “The Tonight Show”...

Al Pereira; Courtesy of The WhoA couple of famous British Invasion acts -- founding Kinks guitarist Dave Davies and The Who -- are set to invade The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon this week. Davies...

Graham Nash says playing solo shows at intimate venues is “really a joy”

Credit: Amy GranthamGraham Nash kicked off a new U.S. solo tour last week in support of his 2016 album, This Path Tonight. The folk-rock legend tells ABC Radio that these smaller-scale solo ...

Metallica leads mid-year rock album sales with “Hardwired…to Self-Destruct”

Blackened Recordings Metallica owns the best-selling rock album of 2017 with the band's latest effort, Hardwired...to Self-Destruct. According to the Nielsen Music mid-year charts, published by Billboard, Hardwired grabbed the top spot after moving 540,000...

Poco’s Rusty Young releasing debut solo album featuring ex-band mates Furay & Schmit

Blue Élan RecordsFounding Poco multi-instrumentalist Rusty Young will release the first solo album of his 50-year career, Waitin' for the Sun, on September 15. The record includes guest appearances by fellow original Poco members Richie...

Gizmodrome, new band featuring Police, Level 42 and King Crimson members, releasing debut album...

Courtesy of earMUSICPolice drummer Stewart Copeland has formed a new band called Gizmodrome with Level 42 singer/bassist Mark King, ex-King Crimson guitarist Adrian Belew and Italian prog-rock vocalist/keyboardist Vittorio Cosma. The group will release...

What We Like About Mike! Romantics guitarist Mike Skill releases debut solo single, “’67...

Courtesy of Michael SkillFounding Romantics lead guitarist Mike Skill has just released his first solo single, "'67 Riot," which can be purchased now at major digital music sellers. The hard-rocking song will ...

Screening dates set for Green Day-produced punk doc “Turn It Around”

ABC/Heidi GutmanThe screening dates for the Green Day-produced documentary Turn It Around: The Story of East Bay Punk have been revealed. The first showing will be held July 25 in Montreal, and the...

Billy Corgan selling guitars, amps, basses & more used on Smashing Pumpkins albums

Credit: Scarlet PageBilly Corgan is giving you the chance to own a piece of Smashing Pumpkins history. The rocker is selling more than 150 items, including gear and instruments from his personal collection,...

Headline acts share excitement about playing this weekend’s Classic West festival in L.A.

Courtesy of The ClassicThe Classic West, the first of two bi-coastal music festivals featuring the same star-studded lineup, takes place Saturday and Sunday at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, and event that...

Guns N’ Roses and Bruce Springsteen among “Billboard” magazine’s top money makers of 2016

Katarina Benzova; Danny ClinchGuns N' Roses and Bruce Springsteen raked in more dough than any other classic-rock artist last year, according to Billboard's newly released list of the Top 50 Money Makers of 2016. Guns...

“Eight Days a Week,” they love you: Beatles documentary nabs five Emmy nominations

Polygram Entertainment and CapitolThe nominations for the 69th annual Emmy Awards were announced this morning, and the Ron Howard-directed rock doc The Beatles: Eight Days a Week -- The Touring Years came away with...

From “Hardwired” to “Enter Sandman”: Metallica breaks down summer tour set list

ABC/Randy HolmesMetallica is in the middle of their first full-length North American stadium tour in nearly 10 years. The trek is in support of the band's latest album Hardwired...to Self-Destruct, which means the...

Special edition of grunge doc “Hype!” being released for 20th anniversary

Shout! FactoryA special edition version of the 1996 grunge documentary Hype! will be released this fall in honor of its 20th anniversary. The film will arrive on Blu-ray and DVD on September 29. Directed by...

Def Leppard’s Phil Collen releasing instrumental anthem featuring Joe Satriani in honor of G4...

Mailboat RecordsDef Leppard's Phil Collen is among the talented musicians participating in the 2017 installment of rock-guitar virtuoso Joe Satriani's G4 Experience guitar camp and concert series. In honor of the event, ...

Welcome Back to My Nightmare: New DVD to feature 1975 Alice Cooper TV special,...

Eagle Rock EntertainmentIn April 1975, Alice Cooper starred in an ABC television special called Alice Cooper: The Nightmare, which showcased every song from the shock rocker's then-new concept album Welcome to My Nightmare. Now,...

Summertime Who: The Who kicks off 2107 North American tour tonight in Québec, Canada

Courtesy of The WhoThe Who are going mobile yet again! The British rock legends launch a new North American summer tour tonight, July 13, in Québec City, Canada. The trek, which is mapped out...

Bright side of the volcano? Watch the trailer for David Gilmour’s new concert film...

Courtesy of Trafalgar Releasing You can now watch an official trailer for David Gilmour Live at Pompeii, the concert film documenting the ex-Pink Floyd singer/guitarist's historic 2016 performances in Pompeii, Italy, that will...

New David Bowie box set, coming in September, gathers his late-’70s and early-’80s work

ParlophoneA New Career in a New Town (1977-1982), the third installment in a series of box sets focusing on different periods in David Bowie's career, will be released in September 29. The expansive collection includes...

Ex-KISS guitarist Ace Frehley releasing expanded edition of 2009 solo album “Anomaly” in September

Entertainment One MusicAn expanded version of founding KISS guitarist Ace Frehley's 2009 solo album Anomaly will be released on September 8. Anomaly Deluxe will available on CD, vinyl LP and digitally, and will feature...

Ex-Santana/Journey member Gregg Rolie says he plans to finish new solo album by the...

Credit: Maryanne BilhamDuring the past couple of years, Gregg Rolie reunited with his old Santana band mates to record a new album called Santana IV, toured with Ringo Starr's All Starr Band and was...

David Bowie helped convince LCD Soundsystem to reunite, says band’s frontman

James King; Ruvan WijesooriyaLCD Soundsystem will release a new album titled American Dream in September, six years after the alternative dance-rock band called it quits. As it turns out, none other than David Bowie...

911 call from night of Chris Cornell’s death released

ABC/Randy HolmesThe 911 call from the night of Chris Cornell's death in Detroit has been released. ABC Detroit affiliate WXYZ has obtained audio from the call between dispatch and an employee of the MGM...

Carlos Santana says new collaborative album with The Isley Brothers “is one of the...

PRNewsfoto/Legacy RecordingsOn July 28, Santana and funk/soul legends The Isley Brothers will release their new collaborative album, Power of Peace, a project that guitar great Carlos Santana says "is one of the highlights of...

Van Morrison to release “Roll with the Punches,” his second album in less than...

Exile/CarolineFifty years after launching his solo career, Van Morrison remains as prolific as ever. The acclaimed singer-songwriter will release his 37th studio album, Roll with the Punches, on September 22, less than a year...

Foo Fighters debut new Concrete and Gold song “Arrows” in Greece

Roswell Records/RCA RecordsDuring their show in Athens, Greece Monday night, Foo Fighters unveiled another new song from their forthcoming album Concrete and Gold.  The track is called "Arrows," and you can watch fan-shot footage...

“American Valhalla” explores the personalities, anxieties and music of Iggy Pop and Josh Homme

More2Screen/Eagle Rock FilmsAmerican Valhalla, the documentary about Iggy Pop's collaborative album with Queens of the Stone Age's Josh Homme, Post Pop Depression, will be screened in U.S. theaters today. As director Andreas Neumann explains,...

Billy Idol concert experience, guitar signed by Heart’s Nancy Wilson and others being auctioned...

Edison Graff; Timothy Norris/Getty ImagesA new charity auction is offering a VIP Billy Idol concert experience and an electric guitar signed by Heart's Nancy Wilson and other well-known rock artists to raise funds for...

Expanded version of Linda Ronstadt’s 1977 #1 album “Simple Dreams” due in September

RhinoThis September marks the 40th anniversary of the release of Simple Dreams, one of Linda Ronstadt's most successful studio albums, and in honor of the milestone, an expanded and remastered edition of the chart-topping...

The late Greg Lake’s memoir, “Lucky Man,” published posthumously in the UK

Constable/Hachette UKA new memoir by late Emerson, Lake and Palmer frontman Greg Lake called Lucky Man has just been published in the U.K. The veteran prog-rocker, who died of lung cancer in December...

Comic book based on “Yellow Submarine” to celebrate 50th anniversary of animated Beatles film...

Capitol/Apple Corps Ltd.Beatles fans will be treated to a return trip to Pepperland next year, as a new comic book based on the 1968 animated Fab Four film Yellow Submarine is scheduled to be...

Ozzy Osbourne, Rob Zombie to headline 2017 Ozzfest Meets Knotfest

ABC/Randy HolmesThe details of the 2017 Ozzfest Meets Knotfest, Ozzy Osbourne and Slipknot's collaborative festival, have been revealed. The two-day event will be held November 4-5 in San Bernardino, California, and features headlining sets from...

Exile on Broadway? Rolling Stones stage musical reportedly in the works

Credit: Claude GassianA stage production featuring classic songs of The Rolling Stones may be headed to London's West End and Broadway, U.K. newspaper The Sun reports. According to the paper, secret workshops are taking...

The Velvet Underground’s John Cale joins lineup of the 2017 Grammy Salute to Music...

Credit: Shawn BrackbillThe full lineup for this year's Grammy Salute to Music Legends event has been announced and among the newly added performers is founding Velvet Underground member John Cale. The Velvet Underground will...

Noel Gallagher joins U2 for “Don’t Look Back in Anger” performance in London

Brian Rasic/WireImageFans at the London kickoff of the European leg of U2’s Joshua Tree anniversary tour Saturday night got an unexpected treat -- a guest appearance by former Oasis guitarist and singer Noel Gallagher. Gallagher...

Green Day’s Billie Jo Armstrong issues statement about performer death prior to Spanish festival...

ABC/Heidi GutmanGreen Day found themselves in an awkward situation over the weekend when a performer fell to his death Saturday night just before the band took the stage at Madrid, Spain’s Mad...
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