• Grammy Charity Auction Offering Meet-and-Greet Packages with Journey, Ozzy Osbourne

    Grammy Charity Auction Offering Meet-and-Greet Packages with Journey, Ozzy Osbourne

    Two exciting VIP packages are up for bid that will give rock fans the chance to get up close and personal with Journey and Ozzy Osbourne.  The meet-and-greet experiences are part of a charity auction that will raise money for the Recording Academy’s Grammy Foundation and MusiCares organization. The Journey package includes two tickets to one of the band’s upcoming summer concerts, to be chosen by the winning bidder, as well as the opportunity to spend some face time with the group’s members and get a picture taken with them. As for the other offer, the winner will receive two… Read more

  • Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, Boxer Who Inspired Bob Dylan Song, Dead at 76

    Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, Boxer Who Inspired Bob Dylan Song, Dead at 76

    Rubin “Hurricane” Carter, a boxer who inspired a Bob Dylan song and a movie starring Denzel Washington, has died following a battle with prostate cancer. Carter’s friend, John Artis, says the boxer died in his sleep Sunday morning in Toronto, according to CTV News. He was 76. Carter spent 19 years in prison on a murder conviction that was overturned after several appeals and a groundswell of support by civil rights groups and celebrities. He was released in 1985. In 1975, Dylan released a song about Carter’s case, titled “Hurricane.” Washington portrayed Carter in the 1999 film The Hurricane, earning… Read more

  • Ex-Beach Boy Al Jardine Shares Details About Upcoming Brian Wilson Album

    Ex-Beach Boy Al Jardine Shares Details About Upcoming Brian Wilson Album

    Brian Wilson has been working on a new studio album that’s sure to interest Beach Boys lovers and rock fans in general.  The project features contributions by guitar legend Jeff Beck, as well as a number of Wilson’s fellow Beach Boys alumni — Al Jardine, David Marks and Blondie Chaplin. Jardine recently chatted with ABC News Radio and revealed a few details about the upcoming record. “I sang a couple of leads on it, and a few background parts, and that’s pretty much all I know about it,” he explained. One tune featuring Jardine’s lead vocals that he said he… Read more

  • The Kinks' Dave Davies Shares Health Advice with Ailing AC/DC Guitarist Malcolm Young

    The Kinks' Dave Davies Shares Health Advice with Ailing AC/DC Guitarist Malcolm Young

    On Wednesday, AC/DC announced that founding guitarist Malcolm Young was “taking a break from the band due to ill health.”  The news came on the heels of an unconfirmed Australian blog post that claimed Young had suffered a stroke. While the nature of Malcolm’s illness has yet to be officially revealed, a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame guitarist who had a debilitating stroke back in 2004, The Kinks‘ Dave Davies, has offered some advice for the ailing musician. Davies wrote a Facebook message directed at Young that reads, “[N]ever give up — and remember all the important ‘tricks’ you… Read more

  • Elton John Establishes Fund in Memory of Late Dance Music Pioneer, Will Play NYC Charity Event Soon

    Elton John Establishes Fund in Memory of Late Dance Music Pioneer, Will Play NYC Charity Event Soon

    You may never have heard of Frankie Knuckles, but dance music as we know it today may not have existed without him.  The Grammy-winning deejay and record producer, known as “The Godfather of House Music,” died on March 31, and now Elton John is paying tribute to him by establishing a charity fund in his name. Through his Elton John AIDS Foundation, John has established The Frankie Knuckles Fund, to support HIV information, testing and treatment.  In a statement, Elton says, “Frankie was such a lovely man and a great talent and his legacy provides a powerful voice to reach… Read more

  • Paul Stanley's Autobiography Debuts at #2 on "New York Times" Best Seller List

    Paul Stanley's Autobiography Debuts at #2 on "New York Times" Best Seller List

    Paul Stanley has called his story “inspirational” — and the telling of that story has apparently inspired legions to go buy the book in which the story is told.  Face the Music: A Life Exposed has debuted at #2 on The New York Times Best Seller list in the nonfiction hardcover category.  The memoir opens with the KISS singer’s childhood, a rough tale of being born with a physical deformity, a learning disability and a dysfunctional family — and overcoming it all to become the frontman of one of the world’s most successful rock bands. Face the Music also debuted at #3… Read more

  • John Oates, The Zombies, Paul Rodgers Among Musicians Taking Part in Record Store Day Events

    John Oates, The Zombies, Paul Rodgers Among Musicians Taking Part in Record Store Day Events

    The seventh annual edition of Record Store Day is taking place Saturday and, in addition to the many cool limited-edition vinyl releases that will be available at independent music retailers, a bevy of artists will help celebrate the unofficial holiday by visiting select stores across North America. Among the well-known musicians set to make special appearances are Hall & Oates singer John Oates, The Zombies, Paul Rodgers and R.E.M.‘s Mike Mills. Oates, a newly inducted Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, will be at Grimey’s New and Pre-Loved Music store in Nashville, where he’ll be among of bevy of artists… Read more

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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