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Bon Jovi, Nina Simone among five 2018 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees

"Livin' on a Prayer" rockers Bon Jovi, British bands Dire Straits and the Moody Blues, the late Nina Simone and The Cars will be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, organizers said on Wednesday.<p>The rock-heavy 2018 list marks a return to the roots of the Hall of Fame, which for the past two …

Nina Simone

U2 Becomes Only Band With No. 1 Albums in Four Consecutive Decades

With its eighth number 1 album overall, <b>U2</b> made history this week as the only band to ever have #1 albums in four consecutive decades.<p><i>Songs of</i> …

Albums

Dead and Company Reschedule Shows After John Mayer Medical Emergency

<b>Dead & Company</b> have announced plans to honor tickets to the three concerts they had to cancel due to <b>John Mayer</b>'s emergency appendectomy last …

John Mayer

Deep Purple's Roger Glover Says Being in the Rock Hall Isn't That Special

<b>Deep Purple</b> <b></b>bassist <b>Roger Glover</b> says being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2016 wasn't all that big of a deal.<p>Glover understands the …

Deep Purple

Jethro Tull’s Heavy Horses Set For 40th Anniversary Reissue

<b>Jethro Tull</b>’s 1978 album <i>Heavy Horses</i> is to be reissued next year to mark its 40th anniversary.<p>It’s set to arrive on February 9 and will launch as</i> …

Jethro Tull

Why December 13th Matters In Rock History

It’s December 13th and here are some reasons why this day matters in rock history:<p>In 1966, <b>Jimi Hendrix</b> made his TV debut on England’s <i>Ready Steady Go!</i> …

Entertainment

Did David Crosby Just Hint That A Crosby Stills Nash & Young Reunion Is In The Works?

Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young is one of the greatest rock groups of the 20th century. It’s also one of the most contentious. Over the last several years, David Crosby, Stephen Stills, Graham Nash, and Neil Young have all been focusing on an array of different solo ventures, choosing not to work with …

David Crosby

Billboard Names The Top Albums of 2017

Everyone has their opinion on album of the year — but according to the official Billboard 200 Chart — it’s <b>Kendrick Lamar</b>, <i>DAMN</i>. It’s the first rap …

Rap & Hip-Hop

The first trailer for 'David Bowie: The Last Five Years' documentary has dropped

The first trailer for the highly anticipated documentary, <i>David Bowie: The Last Five Years</i>, has just premiered.<p>The piece debuts via HBO on January 8, …

David Bowie

David Byrne Is Promising His Most Ambitious Show Since Talking Heads’ ‘Stop Making Sense’ On His New Tour

David Byrne is hitting the road for his first solo tour in almost nine years next year, and from the way he tells it, it’s not a show that you’re going to want to miss. So far, the run is a small one, limited to just six East Coast shows through the U.S., but if things go well, it’s totally …

Guitar

The Essential Gift Guide For The Classic Rocker In Your Life

With Hannukah in full swing and Christmas right around the corner, chances are you’re currently scrambling trying to come up with ideas of what to get for those special friends and family members in your life. The options of course are endless, but so are the possibilities of slipping up and …

Bob Dylan

Hear Paul McCartney's Long-Lost Experimental Christmas Mixtape for Fellow Beatles

Audio of singer's avant-garde 1965 sound collage finally surfaces<p>For Christmas 1965, Paul McCartney presented his bandmates with a unique gift: a …

Paul McCartney

Trailer for David Bowie documentary 'The Last Five Years' might break your heart all over again

If you've ever wondered about the genesis of creativity, this may be worth keeping an eye on.<p>HBO has released the first trailer for the David Bowie …

David Bowie

Music photographer says she has “no interest” in working with Queens of the Stone Age after Josh Homme incident

Ellen Offredy said that "no photographer should feel threatened by an artist" after Homme was filmed kicking a photographer<p>Music photographer Ellen …

Stone Age

Pat DiNizio of the Smithereens Dies at 62

Pat DiNizio, founder and lead singer of New Jersey rock band The Smithereens has died at the age of 62, the band announced tonight (Dec. 12) on …

Buddy Holly

Grateful Dead Founders Bob Weir, Phil Lesh Plot First Duo Tour

Former bandmates plan back-to-back acoustic, electric sets – including Dead covers, solo material – for Bobby and Phil Tour<p>Bob Weir and Phil Lesh, …

Grateful Dead

'Wonderful Christmastime' is the worst Christmas song–and quite possibly the worst song–ever

“Wonderful Christmastime” is the worst of Christmas songs, but it makes up for it by also being the worst of all songs, the worst song ever written by a human, Beatle or otherwise, the worst melody, the worst synthesizer, the worst production, the worst Wings song, the worst pronunciation of the …

Golf

Net Neutrality: How a Repeal Could Kill the Careers of Indie Musicians

Regulated Internet access would restrict artists like Cory Branan from disseminating their music – and fans from discovering it<p>On Thursday, the …

Internet

Sunny Murray 1936–2017

Born in Idabel, Oklahoma in 1936, Murray grew up in Philadelphia and moved to New York at 19. He didn’t even have his own drum kit at first, but …

Jazz

Why December 12th Matters In Rock History

It’s December 12th and here are some reasons why this day matters in rock history:<p>In 1970, <b>The Doors</b> played what would be their last-ever live show …

Dave Grohl

Alice in Chains Plot Headlining 2018 Tour

Band announces first 12 dates of North American trek, launching in April<p>Alice in Chains announced a headlining 2018 North American tour, with initial …

Foo Fighters

Stevie Wonder opens up 'Talking Book' and 'Innervisions' at holiday benefit concert

Stevie Wonder had some altruistic reasons for performing his albums “Talking Book” and “Innervisions” from beginning to end on Sunday night at Staples Center.<p>For starters, he was using the records, both from his early-1970s artistic peak, to lure folks to this year’s edition of his annual House …

Stevie Wonder

Stranger than the night: The Sinatra I didn’t know

It’s almost twenty years since Frank Sinatra passed away. If he were alive today, he’d be 102, three years short of that number he alludes to in his …

Jazz

Chicago's Terry Kath: Inside the Life and Tragic Death of an Unsung Guitar Hero

Admirers such as Joe Walsh remember Kath's genius, as chronicled in a moving new doc directed by the musician's daughter<p>Michelle Kath Sinclair still …

Guitar

Why December 11th Matters In Rock History

It’s December 11th and here are some reasons why this day matters in rock history:<p>In 1972, <b>Genesis</b> made their American live debut with a show at …

Green Day

How Eminem Is Challenging His Trumpian Fan Base to Examine Their Hate

The rap icon’s new album ‘Revival’ will take on Trumpism. And for an MC who’s long spoken to white American men who feel ‘left behind,’ his epiphany …

Racism

Queens of the Stone Age frontman 'truly sorry' for kicking photographer

<b>(CNN) —</b> Queens of the Stone Age guitarist Josh Homme has apologized for kicking a female photographer during a concert, leaving her bruised and in tears.<p>Celebrity photographer Chelsea Lauren posted a video to her social media of Homme kicking her in the head mid-song at a performance in Los Angeles …

Stone Age

Queens of the Stone Age Frontman Accused of Deliberately Kicking Female Photographer in Face

Queens of the Stone Age frontman Josh Homme has been accused of deliberately kicking a photographer in the face during a performance in Los Angeles …

Stone Age

Why December 10th Matters In Rock History

It’s December 10th and here are some reasons why this day matters in rock history:<p>In 1967, <b>Steve Miller</b> shocked the music industry when his unknown</b> …

John Bonham