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Elvis still inspires, 40 years after his death

Four decades after his death, Elvis still enjoys fame around the globe - particularly in Germany, where he spent time in the US military. Here are …

Rock & Roll

Larry Gatlin: Elvis and me -- Memories of the King and I

I really looked cute in my Little Lord Fauntleroy knee britches, knee sox, pirate shirt, Ascot and rubber soled shoes as I drove to my waiters gig at the Steak and Ale restaurant on the Gulf Freeway in Houston, on January the somethingth, 1971.<p>My hand painted metallic blue Morris Minor convertible …

Music

Watch Elvis Deliver A Powerful Performance Just Weeks Before His Death

On the 40th anniversary of The King's death, a reminder of just how special he was.<p>Elvis Presley was by most accounts in bad shape in the months before his death on Aug. 16, 1977, at the age of 42.<p>He was prone to forgetting lyrics, wandered off the stage for 30 minutes at one show, and delivered a …

Elvis Presley

The Last Days Of Led Zeppelin: In Through The Out Door

It would be great to say that with their final studio album Led Zeppelin lit the blue touch-paper in a fireworks factory. Sadly, their sign-off was …

Music

Elvis Presley Died 40 Years Ago. Here’s Why Some People Think He’s Still Alive

Elvis Presley, the legendary singer and movie star who became known as the king of rock and roll, died of heart failure 40 years ago this week.<p>His …

Elvis Presley

Gregg Allman Tribute Events Planned Around Final LP, 'Southern Blood'

Rounder Records' "Southern Blood: Celebrating Gregg Allman" celebrations set for September in L.A., Nashville; Macon, Georgia<p>Gregg Allman's family, …

Festivals

Ian Anderson reveals Jethro Tull 50th anniversary tour

Ian Anderson has revealed he’ll celebrate Jethro Tull’s 50th anniversary next year with a UK tour.<p>The eight dates will get under way at Manchester’s …

Music

Evanescence Returns With New Album, Fall Tour

<b>Evanescence</b> <b></b>hasn't released an album since 2011, but this fall that will all change. The band just announced a new record called <i>Synthesis</i> and they …

Music

Willie Nelson Stops Concert With Breathing Problems

Willie Nelson left the stage with breathing problems on Sunday night (Aug. 14) in Utah. The singer had just begun his set when he abruptly cut the …

Music

Alice Cooper on Unlikely Bond With Glen Campbell: 'We Were Survivors'

Shock-rock icon and late country singer were golfing buddies and fellow Phoenix residents<p>Shock-rock godfather Alice Cooper's personal relationship …

Rock & Roll

Rock Legend David Crosby Shuts Down Ted Nugent In Just 7 Words

Why isn't he in the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame?<p>Conservative rocker Ted Nugent claims his involvement in the National Rifle Association has kept him from his industry’s biggest honor.<p>“That’s the only reason I’m not in the Rock And Roll Of Fame,” Nugent declared in an interview with Albany radio …

Music

Download 400,000 Free Classical Musical Scores & 46,000 Free Classical Recordings from the International Music Score Library Project

The pleasure of listening to classical music, as every classical music aficionado knows, goes well beyond listening to one's favorite piece. You …

Cool Stuff

Eagles Announce 'An Evening With' Fall Tour

Band with Vince Gill and Deacon Frey to play Greensboro, Louisville, Atlanta and Detroit in October<p>Following the Eagles' Classic West and East gigs, …

Little Caesars Arena

Why August 14th Matters In Rock History

It’s August 14th and here are some reasons why this day matters in rock history:<p>In 1995, the <b>Foo</b> <b>Fighters</b> made their network television debut on The …

Music

Metallica guitarist unveils his secret horror poster collection

<b>(CNN) —</b> The worlds of horror films, science fiction and heavy metal have always shared a set of thematic and aesthetic similarities -- blood, space, screams, monsters. Countless heavy bands from Slayer to System of a Down have been influenced by the books of William Gibson, Wes Craven, Clive Barker …

Fergie strips completely naked and poses for a cheeky snap as she promotes music return

Pop singer Fergie has stripped completely naked to drum up interest for her return to the music scene.<p>The 42-year-old posed for a cheeky snap which …

Music

Here’s why Southern California is where rock music was born

The next time you hear an electric guitar, remember that the first was built in Southern California.<p><b>Making music</b><p>On Aug. 10, 1937, the U.S. Patent and …

Guitar

Ted Nugent Claims 'Political Correctness' Is Keeping Him Out of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Unlike a number of classic rock artists, Ted Nugent says he'd happily accept induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.Continue reading…

Music

Why August 13th Matters In Rock History

It’s August 13th and here are some reasons why this day matters in rock history:<p>In 1965, <b>Jefferson</b> <b>Airplane</b> made their live debut at San Francisco’s …

Guitar

Tool are set to remaster and reissue their records for a vinyl release

If you’re a Tool fan, you’ve undoubtedly been waiting a very long time for a follow up to their last record, 2006’s <i>10,000</i> <i>Days</i>. In fact, at this …

Music

Over 50,000 digitized pieces of vinyl can now be listened to on Internet Archive

Get familiar with the Great 78 Project<p>New York’s ARChive of Contemporary Music (ARC) has been preserving audiovisual materials since 1985, and a little over a year ago, it partnered with the Internet Archive to bring its Great 78 Project to the public. Along with audiovisual digitization vendor …

Vinyl Records

Beck Confirms New Album Colors, Which “Was Quite An Undertaking”

A pre-order page for a new Beck album called Colors appeared and then disappeared late last month, seemingly indicating that he was finally ready to …

Music

Review: Alex Williams' 'Better Than Myself' Is Modern Outlaw Country

Our take on the debut from the 25-year-old storyteller<p>With steel guitar by country-rock vet Dan Dugmore, harp by Willie Nelson main man Mickey …

Chris Stapleton

Kid Rock is being encouraged to run as Senatorial candidate by a Republican group

The super PAC set up by Kentucky Senator Mitch McConnell has issued a statement backing the musician<p>Kid Rock has been encouraged to continue with his …

Kid Rock

Listen to Radiohead's 24-Year-Old Cover of "Rhinestone Cowboy"

Country legend Glen Campbell died yesterday in Nashville, four years after he was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease and two months after the release of his final album, <i>Adiós</i>. It's a record that Campbell's wife Kim said was recorded to preserve "what magic was left" for the 81-year-old and it's …

Music

First Listen: The Blind Boys Of Alabama, 'Almost Home'

If The Blind Boys of Alabama's surviving founders, Clarence Fountain and Jimmy Carter, never get around to writing their memoirs, the autobiographical slant of the legendary gospel group's new album, <i>Almost Home</i>, will be close enough. Fountain (87 years young) and Carter (85) started singing …

Bob Dylan

Legendary Bassist Larry Graham Explains How His Iconic Right Hand Slapping Technique Came to Be

by Lori Dorn at on<p>While appearing on a television show sometime in the 1980s, legendary funk bassist Larry Graham of Sly and the Family Stone and …

Guitar

The 50 best-selling albums of all time

The King of Pop reigns atop the all-time list of best-selling albums.<p>Released in 1982, Michael Jackson's "Thriller" currently boasts a sales mark that no album is likely to touch anytime in the near or distant future.<p>We compiled the RIAA's data for the best-selling albums in U.S. history (measured …

Garth Brooks

Glen Campbell, Country Music Legend, Is Dead At 81

Singer, guitarist and Country Music Hall of Fame inductee Glen Campbell has died at age 81 in a Nashville care facility after a very public struggle with Alzheimer's disease. Campbell's death was announced in a statement from his family.<p>Campbell was an iconic performer whose career spanned half a …

Music