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B.B. King's closing at the end of April; Buddy Guy, George Clinton, Rick Ross more playing final shows

<b>B.B. King Blues Club and Grill</b> opened in 2000 on 42nd St in NYC, right around the time Times Square was starting to become a little less run-down, …

Times Square

Beyonce’s Coachella Performance Is The Most Viewed Youtube Live Stream Ever

On Saturday night (April 14), Beyonce gave a jaw-dropping Coachella performance. The Queen gave fans a history lesson on HBCU and Black culture, embraced her African roots and femininity, and brought out her husband Jay-Z and sister Solange for cameos, as well as Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams …

Coachella

Seattle Radio Station KEXP Celebrates a $10 Million Gift

SEATTLE — Yellow-and-black stickers indicating a donor to the local broadcaster KEXP are a common sight on bumpers and laptops in this music-loving town. But the venerable independent station found at 90.3 FM on Puget Sound airwaves would have to exhaust its sticker supply to thank its most recent …

University of Washington

10 of the Best Music Podcasts

With car dashboards eliminating CD inputs and relying more on smart displays and smartphones, podcasts — both music-related and others — are …

Smashing Pumpkins

Dave Kushner Reveals Franky Perez Was Once Hired for Velvet Revolver

The guitarist reveals that among the guys who tried out, Perez was the one actually briefly hired.Continue reading…

Albums

See Jerry Cantrell, Ann Wilson Cover "Black Hole Sun" in Tribute to Chris Cornell

Leach on studio session: "It was HUGE for the legacy of Killswitch"<p>Sci-fi stoner rockers mediate on law of retaliation with head-nodding new cut<p>"It's …

Dancing

Jack White makes his glorious, loud return to Saturday Night Live: Watch

Jack White returned to <i>Saturday Night Live</i> this weekend for his third appearance to date. In support of his excellent new solo album, <i>Boarding House</i> …

Jack White

The Cars Play Greatest Hits at Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2018 Induction

New Wave group reprises 1970s and 1980s classics with help from Weezer bassist Scott Shriner<p>The Cars returned to their airtight New Wave hits on …

Hall of Fame

The Killers Perform Rousing Tom Petty Cover at Rock Hall of Fame

Band paid tribute to lead Heartbreaker with rendition of "American Girl"<p>The Killers paid tribute to one of their formative influences, Tom Petty and …

Hall of Fame

Watch Metallica Pay Tribute to Martin Eric Ain With Thundering Celtic Frost Cover

Hear Child Bite and Phil Anselmo's Crushing Covers of Celtic Frost, AxCx<p>Plus, Detroit noise-rock crew unleash never-before-released original<p>Hear …

New Singles

Steve Vai Wants AC/DC Album With Axl Rose Because AC/DC Is "Perfect"

<b>Steve Vai</b> has no problem with rumors of <b>AC/DC</b> planning to record a new album with <b>Axl Rose</b> on lead vocals.<p>In fact, Vai hopes the rumors are true, he …

Rock Music

Billie Joe Armstrong Posts Three Songs From New Band

<b>Green Day</b> frontman <b>Billie Joe Armstrong</b> has finally released some music from his side project, <b>The Longshot</b>.<p>After teasing the project for weeks on his …

Billie Joe Armstrong

Mark Knopfler Doesn't "Feel Like Coming" to Hall of Fame, Says Bassist

<b>Dire Straits</b> co-founding bassist <b>John Illsley</b> has confirmed that frontman <b>Mark Knopfler</b> will not be attending the group's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame …

Hall of Fame

Last night, Radiohead kicked off their 2018 tour

What a setlist<p>Last night saw Radiohead kick off their 2018 tour with a huge show in Santiago, Chile. Check out footage and the setlist …

Indie Music

Richie Sambora and Orianthi - Dead Or Alive - Livin' On A Prayer - Live in Sydney - 2016 NRL Final

NRL

These free fonts let you write like David Bowie, John Lennon, and other music legends

Have you ever considered writing in a font that mimics your favorite artist’s handwriting? No? Well, now you can anyway.<p>A website creatively named ‘Songwriters Fonts‘ hosts free typefaces modelled after legendary musicians. So far these include the scrawls of Kurt Cobain, David Bowie, John Lennon, …

David Bowie

The 25 Greatest Debut Metal Albums of All Time

<i>This article is powered by our good friends at Welcome to Rockville. Check out the incredible lineup here.</i>There’s nothing more important than making …

Death Metal

Slash, Michael Jackson Collab Began GNR Downfall, Says Former Manager

There have been several books written on the downfall of <b>Guns N' Roses</b>, including a few by members of the band, so it's impossible to distill the …

Michael Jackson

The Day Herbie Hancock Met the Electric Piano

On the third and final day of recording Miles Davis’ transitional album <i>Miles in the Sky</i>, Herbie Hancock walked into Columbia Studio B on East 52nd …

Piano

Marvin Gaye Shot To Death By His Father: April 1, 1984

Marvin Gaye was a superstar, simply put. He was a soul singer, songwriter and consummate performer, his presence onstage electrifying fans around the …

Soul Music

Chris Stapleton tribute to Prince by singing LIVE "Nothing Compares to You" (Greek Theater,Berkeley)

Chris Stapleton

10 Rock and Metal Music Fests to Hit in 2018

Metalheads and rock enthusiasts are as stubborn as any species with a hard-on for good music. The summer festival season is upon us, and so far we’ve …

Festivals

John Petrucci Reveals One Guitarist Who Blows His Mind More Than Anyone

"Some of the guys I can kind of pick up and imagine, 'Okay, I can figure out what he was doing.' I know it's a bluesy style, but just [SRV's] …

Guitar

The CBGB Beat: Five Drummers Who Powered the NYC Punk Explosion

<i>Tommy Ramone via the Ramones Facebook page</i><p>When it comes to the major bands that rose out of the CBGB scene in the mid-1970s, we usually think first of those iconic frontmen and women: Tom Verlaine, Patti Smith, David Byrne, Deborah Harry and Joey Ramone. But the passing of Tommy Ramone (nee …

Indie Music

RZA Claims He Tried To Get Back Martin Shkreli’s Wu-Tang Album After He Tried To Sell It On eBay

Wu-Tang Clan leader and hip-hop mainstay RZA gave an enlightening interview to Rolling Stone that was published on Friday, with the mogul/producer discussing the fabled $2 million Wu-Tang album and the fate of its owner, Martin Shkreli. According to Rolling Stone, RZA is a stickler for the rules …

Rap & Hip-Hop

'It's gonna take a lot to drag me away from you': How Toto made Africa, and why we still love it now

Take an early-Eighties band in need of hits, a mid-tempo song about a conflicted missionary on a parched savanna, a catchy-as-hell keyboard hook and one of the most syllable-heavy lines in pop music. What have you got? A bonafide pop classic.<p>Africa by Toto, released 36 years ago, is a song whose …

Whitney Houston

Adrenalize: How Def Leppard Gave 90s Rock A Shot In The Arm

<b>Def Leppard</b>’s landmark fourth album, <i>Hysteria</i>, was a case study in turning tragedy into triumph, but circumstances forced the band to respond to …

Universal Music

Watch 'Weird Al' Yankovic Scream Through Billy Idol's 'Rebel Yell'

Eighties classic was surprise addition to Yankovic's ongoing Ill-Advised, Vanity Tour setlist<p>"Weird Al" Yankovic was not kidding when he said that …

Lynyrd Skynyrd

Watch Eddie Vedder cover U2 and John Lennon at Brazil show

The Pearl Jam frontman will perform a third solo show in São Paulo tonight (March 30)<p>Eddie Vedder has covered U2, John Lennon, The Beatles and more …

Eddie Vedder

The Best Heavy Metal Debut Albums Of All Time

When it comes to the nebulous world of metal music, the best metal debut albums not only require raw power and mastery of instrument, but the ability …

Rock Music