Rock & Roll

Snoop Dogg to Induct Tupac Shakur Into Rock Hall

Snoop Dogg will induct his late friend Tupac Shakur into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at the April 7th ceremony in Brooklyn, <i>Rolling Stone</i> has …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Why March 26th Matters in Rock History

It’s March 26th and here are some reasons why this day matters in rock history:<p>In 1986, Geffen signed a Los Angeles band by the name of <b>Guns N’ …

Guns N' Roses

The Stones Play London’s Marquee in 1971

In March 1971 everything was in place for the release of <i>Sticky Fingers</i>, in the third week of April; there was also a new single set for release, …

Music

The Regrettes Bring Their Teenage Riot To New York City

Five years ago Lydia Night posted on Facebook: “I am now a TWELVE year old singer/songwriter from Santa Monica, California! Yay! Can't wait to see …

Mother's Day

Inside The First-Ever Allman Brothers Band Jam Session, Played 48 Years Ago Today

Forty-eight years ago today, the <b>Allman Brothers Band</b> played together for the first time. The six men united from all different directions in life to …

John Lydon: ‘Without punk I would have probably become a drug dealer’

The former Sex Pistols and PIL front man, 61, on Brexit, losing his memory and picking his nose<p><b>I know what losing my memory feels like.</b> I caught meningitis at the age of seven and couldn’t remember anything for a few years afterwards. It’s the thing that scares me most – losing my memory again. As …

20 Things You Might Not Know About Birthday Boy Elton John

On March 25, 1947, <b>Reginald Kenneth Dwight</b> was born in Pinner, England. You know him better as <b>Elton John</b> and here are 20 things you might not know …

Music

The Day G N’ R Came To Geffen

On 25 March, 1986, a year almost to the day since their first gig at the Troubadour in Los Angeles, <b>Guns N' Roses</b> signed the record deal that helped …

Music

Never Before Seen Video, Photos of Legendary Blues Musician and “Father of Hard Rock,” Howlin’ Wolf, Revealed in New Documentary - Press Release

Rolling Stones bassist, Bill Wyman, said that if he could only choose one musician to listen to, “without question it would be Howlin’ Wolf.” And the …

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Chuck Berry wasn't just a god onstage — he was one onscreen too

When Chuck Berry died on March 18, plenty was written about the rock ’n’ roll icon’s musical achievements.<p>But as profound an impact as Berry had on the music world — indeed, the Beatles, Bruce Springsteen and pretty much every other rock musician credits him as an influence — it’s easy to overlook …

The Arts

Damage And Joy: The Resurrection Of The Jesus And Mary Chain

Jim Reid on alcoholism, brotherly tension, and the creative process...<b>The Jesus And Mary Chain’s</b> Jim Reid swears by the rock and roll cycle. “There's …

Music

14 Great Rock Covers from the Last Two Decades

I’m a big fan of heavy, modern rock groups that can take an old song and breathe life back into it. For example, I’d probably never listen to “Word …

Guitar

Iron Maiden to reissue 12 albums spanning 1990-2012 on heavyweight black vinyl

Friday, March 24th, 2017 3:01pm<p>Three years after they re-released the band's first eight studio albums spanning the 1980s, Parlophone Records have …

Music

‘Rock Band VR’ Shreds the Rhythm-Game Paradigm

If politicians really wanted to ensure victory by securing the votes of a single group, they’d be wise to focus on people who have a boxful of …

Guitar

Aretha Franklin's 10 greatest songs

She made Barrack Obama cry and was long ago anointed the Queen of Soul and although there have been a few pretenders to her throne over the years, …

Music

Stevie Nicks, two Eagles to join Don Henley at his Dallas birthday concert in July

There's still no official <i>official "</i>official" word about those special guests joining Don Henley for his 70th birthday party July 22 at the American …

Don Henley

Don Hunstein, Who Photographed Great Musicians, Dies at 88

On a freezing February afternoon in 1963, the photographer Don Hunstein asked Bob Dylan and his girlfriend, Suze Rotolo, to walk along a slush-covered Jones Street in Greenwich Village, near Mr. Dylan’s small apartment. Mr. Dylan, in a thin jacket, and Ms. Rotolo, bundled in a coat over bulky …

Jazz

Original Boston drummer Sib Hashian dies while playing on rock cruise

Drummer John “Sib” Hashian who set the beat on Boston’s first two albums — the eponymous 1976 rock landmark and 1978 chart-topping sequel “Don’t Look …

Music

Why March 24th Matters In Rock History

It’s March 24th and here are some reasons why this day matters in rock history.<p>In 1962, <b>Mick Jagger</b> and <b>Keith Richards</b> first performed together as</b> …

Entertainment

Elton John's Essential Albums

Oh, but he's weird and he's wonderful. Elton John has spent 50 glorious years building one of the strangest songbooks in music – there isn't a pop …

Music

Social Distortion's Mike Ness on His 10 Best Country-Punk Covers

Social Distortion may have gotten their start in the late 1970s Southern California punk scene, but the band's musical lineage and influences go much …

Music

James Cotton obituary

Pioneer of modern blues harmonica-playing, first with Muddy Waters and then with his own band<p>A small group of musicians working in Chicago in the 1950s and 60s created modern blues harmonica-playing, among them Little Walter, Sonny Boy Williamson II, Walter Horton and Junior Wells. James Cotton, …

Music

'He Was Like a Gazelle'

<i>Just 10 days after playing the Monterey Pop Festival in June 1967, Steve Miller got the chance to back up his childhood hero Chuck Berry at the</i> …

Music

Steve Miller Talks Nashville Cats and Music Education

It’s a heavy, funky, far-out record that presages Miller’s reign as one of American music’s pre-eminent rock singers, and it might remind …

Music

Here Are the Best Moments From Bob Dylan’s Amazing New Career-Spanning Interview

Where to begin? Bob Dylan just gave one of the most revealing interviews he’s done in at least three decades, and it’s fantastic. It’s a full 8,200 …

Music

Steve Miller on playing (and arguing) with Chuck Berry

Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Steve Miller brings the Steve Miller Band back to Nashville this Friday and Saturday for two concerts at the Ryman …

Music

8 highlights from Bob Dylan's rare interview

Bob Dylan’s not one for interviews, but he recently granted one to Bill Flanagan ahead of the release of his upcoming album of covers, <i>Triplicate,</i> out later this month. The result — a lengthy conversation covering why he never collaborated with Elvis Presley and how he broke up his latest record — …

Music

Chuck Berry and the Celebrity Death Pool

I had him on my short list. After Leonard Cohen left the building I did a quick mental survey of who was still standing from the generation right …

Music

Chuck Berry's Final Album: An In-Depth Preview

<i>The following is an excerpt from the liner notes to Chuck Berry's upcoming final album,</i> CHUCK<i>, out June 16th. Author Douglas Brinkley is a Professor</i> …

Music

Listen to Chuck Berry track Big Boys from his final album

A stream of Chuck Berry track <i>Big Boys</i> has been released.<p>It’ll feature on the late rock’n’roll pioneer’s final album titled <i>Chuck</i>, which will launch on …

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