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Brian May’s Selfie Video from Queen + Adam Lambert’s Birmingham Show

Brian May has shared some incredible video footage from Queen + Adam Lambert’s Birmingham show this weekend. The video was shot by May himself while on stage at NIA Arena using two GoPro cameras on a stick. Thanks to May, … Continue reading

Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne To Receive Royalties for Sam Smith’s “Stay With Me”

If you’ve heard the song “Stay With Me” from UK singer Sam Smith, you may have noticed the resemblance to Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers’ 1989 hit “I Won’t Back Down.” If you did, you weren’t the only one to … Continue reading

Rush Announce Major North American Tour

Rush have announced a major North American tour that will see the Canadian band hit 34 cities from May through July this year. The tour will celebrate the 40th anniversary of the band’s current lineup, which formed in 1974 when … Continue reading

‘Aerosmith Rocks Donington’ Coming To Theaters

Aerosmith’s 2014 performance at Donington Park in Leicestershire, UK is hitting the big screen in the U.S. next month, as the concert event kicks off a monthly ‘Classic Music Series’ presented by Fathom Events, Cinema 1 and Eagle Rock Entertainment. … Continue reading

Grateful Dead Members Reuniting For 50th Anniversary

The four surviving, original members of the Grateful Dead will reunite on stage this summer as the band performs three shows at Chicago’s Solider Field. The group, which consists of Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, Phil Lesh and Bob Weir, will … Continue reading

Metallica Recording New Album

Metallica is back in the studio, recording a new album, Billboard reports. A new photo on the band’s official Instagram account shows bassist Robert Trujillo in the Metallica HQ Studio, and Trujillo himself recently told Billboard that the band was … Continue reading

Bonnaroo Festival Lineup Includes Billy Joel, Robert Plant & More

The 2015 lineup for Bonnaroo  has been revealed and the list of acts scheduled to play the festival is eclectic as ever. Billy Joel will headline the festival along with Mumford & Sons, deadmau5 and Kendrick Lamar. Robert Plant & … Continue reading

AC/DC To Perform At Grammys

AC/DC will perform for the 57th Annual Grammy Awards, it was revealed this week, when the first round of performers was announced. Also performing for the telecast are Madonna, Ariana Grande, Ed Sheeran and Eric Church. The Grammy Awards take … Continue reading

The Who To Perform First Festival Appearance in U.S. in More Than 40 Years

The Who will perform their first U.S. festival appearance in more than 40 years at this year’s New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.   The Who’s previous U.S. festival appearances took place in 1967 at the Monterey Pop Festival and … Continue reading

New ‘Speakeasy’ Show Lets Musicians Choose Their Own Interviewers

A new show for American Public Television is a music-themed talk show with a twist; the Rock and Roll Hall of Famers, GRAMMY winners and rock stars who are the subject of the show get to choose their own interviewers. … Continue reading

Beatles Catalog To Be Released For Neil Young’s PONO

The entire catalog of The Beatles is set to be released for download on Neil Young’s high-end digital music player, Pono, Showbiz411 reports. The audio player, which sells for a price on $399, is the brain-child of Neil Young. It … Continue reading

Joe Perry Says Aerosmith Will Tour Again This Summer

In a recent interview with Guitar International, Joe Perry talked about his New York Times Best-Selling memoir, ROCKS: My Life In and Out of Aerosmith, and his four-song Christmas EP: Joe Perry’s Merry Christmas. But the guitarist also revealed information … Continue reading

Roger Hodgson Discusses Supertramp and the Highs and Lows of His Career

For Supertramp, Roger Hodgson wrote some of the most-recognized songs of the 70s and 80s. Now, the singer-songwriter is reviving the band’s 1974 album Crime of the Century. Listen to Hodgson’s recent interview with the CBC as he opens up … Continue reading

Watch Queen + Adam Lambert Perform Bohemian Rhapsody (With Freddie Mercury)

In a New Year’s Eve performance in London that wrapped up a big year for Queen, the band performed a version of their song “Bohemian Rhapsod”y with singer Adam Lambert that featured a live clip of “Killer Queen” and, even better, … Continue reading

Kevin Spacey and All-Star Lineup Perform ‘Piano Man’ With Billy Joel

Among the highlight’s of the Library of Congress’ Gershwin Prize for Popular Song program that aired Friday night on PBS was Kevin Spacey’s performance of Piano Man with the Piano Man himself.  Also joining in the rendition were Gavin DeGraw, … Continue reading

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