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Elton John Extends Vegas Show for 3 More Years

Elton John will stay in Las Vegas for another three years, Caesars Entertainment and AEG Live announced this week. The pop-icon’s Million Dollar Piano show, which features iconic hits and classic album tracks from throughout Elton John’s five-decade career, has … Continue reading

Career-Spanning Cream Box Set To Be Released

A box set containing Cream’s four studio albums as well as two live albums will be released later this year. The six-LP set includes Fresh Cream (1966), Disraeli Gears (1967), Wheels of Fire (1968) and I’m So Glad (1969), as … Continue reading

Brian Setzer Donates Gretsch Guitar to Smithsonian

Brian Setzer has donated his signature orange Gretsch guitar to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History.  The replica guitar is evocative of Setzer’s original 1959 Gretsch 6120 “Stray Cat” guitar, for which he raided his Monopoly game for two … Continue reading

Billy Joel On Why He Why He Won’t Be Making A New Album

In a new interview with The New Yorker, Billy Joel has opened up about why there probably won’t be any new albums in his future. “Some people think it’s because I’m lazy or I’m just being contrary,” the Piano Man … Continue reading

Judge Rules Against Led Zeppelin in First Hearing of ‘Stairway To Heaven’ Lawsuit

Led Zeppelin has encountered several copyright claims over their music in their years as a band, but the latest claim may be one they can’t escape. Earlier this year, the friends and estate of the late Randy California claimed Led … Continue reading

Aerosmith’s Joey Kramer Opens Up About Health Issues

In August,TMZ reported that Aerosmith’s Joey Kramer was requiring heart surgery after suffering heart issues in the past. The news came shortly after the band cancelled a California tour date due to “an illness” in the band. But Aerosmith chose … Continue reading

Jimmy Page Discusses New Autobiography

In a new video clip released by Genesis Publications, Jimmy Page discusses his new photographic autobiography, released earlier this week. The book, simply titled Jimmy Page, features over 600 photographs from Page’s archive and the story of Led Zeppelin’s rise to … Continue reading

Preview Steve Miller’s Cover of Paul McCartney’s ‘Junior’s Farm’

Steve Miller is just one of a handful of A-list artists paying tribute to Paul McCartney on the upcoming release, The Art of McCartney. Alice Cooper, Roger Daltrey, Def Leppard, Paul Rodgers, Bob Dylan, Billy Joel, Brian Wilson, Chrissie Hynde, … Continue reading

Queen’s Brian May Tells The Story of His ‘Red Special’ Guitar

In a recent interview with Absolute Radio, Brian May tells some of the story behind his Red Special guitar. Check out the video below. May’s book, Brian May’s Red Special: The Story Of The Home-Made Guitar That Rocked Queen And The … Continue reading

Tom Petty, Steve Miller and Heart Among Songwriters Hall of Fame Nominees

Tom Petty, Steve Miller and Ann and Nancy Wilson of Heart are among the performing songwriters nominated for the Songwriters Hall of Fame this year. The organization’s list of those being considered was released Wednesday, and also includes Elvis Costello, … Continue reading

Watch Dennis DeYoung Perform ‘The Best of Times’ from ‘Live In Los Angeles’

Former Styx vocalist Dennis DeYoung will release a new album and concert DVD next week. Dennis DeYoung And The Music Of Styx – Live In Los Angeles encompasses the greatest hits of Styx, performed once again by the voice that made … Continue reading

Prince Returning to SNL

Prince has announced that he will return to Saturday Night Live as the musical guest on November 1st.  This will be Prince’s third appearance on the NBC show; he previously appeared in 1981 and 2006. Comedian Chris Rock will host … Continue reading

Joan Jett, Sting and More Up For Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame announced their 2015 nominees Thursday morning, with Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, Sting, Lou Reed, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Green Day, and Nine Inch Nails all making the list.  N.W.A., The Smiths, Bill Withers, … Continue reading

Fleetwood Mac Adds 28 ‘On With The Show’ Tour Dates

Fleetwood Mac, who performed two sold-out shows at New York’s Madison Square Garden this week, have announced 28 additional dates to their On With The Show Tour. The announcement was made on Thursday morning when they appeared on NBC’s TODAY … Continue reading

The Who Announce 2015 Anniversary Tour

The Who will celebrate their 50-year legacy when they bring their “THE WHO HITS 50!” tour to North America in 2015.  “THE WHO HITS 50!” tour will kick off its spring run April 15 in Tampa, FL and include 20 … Continue reading

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