• Paul McCartney, Elton John, Billy Joel, Paul Simon & More Call for Release of Jailed Russian Female Punk Rockers

    Paul McCartney, Elton John, Billy Joel, Paul Simon & More Call for Release of Jailed Russian Female Punk Rockers

    What do Paul McCartney, Elton John, Billy Joel, Paul Simon, Bruce Springsteen, Pete Townshend, Don Henley, Graham Nash and Sting, all have in common?  Aside from being multiplatinum-selling international stars and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame members, they — along with dozens of other music artists — have joined together in a new campaign to call for the release of two jailed female punk-rock musicians from Russia. The Russian musicians, Masha and Nadia, are members of the activist rock collective Pussy Riot, and were imprisoned last year following their arrest on charges of “hooliganism on grounds of religious hatred”… Read more

  • Elton John to Receive First-Ever "Brits Icon" Award

    Elton John to Receive First-Ever "Brits Icon" Award

    Elton John is the very definition of a British icon, so it’s no surprise that he’ll be the first-ever artist to receive an award with that name this September. The pop-rock legend will be honored with the inaugural Brits Icon award, by the folks who bring you the Brit Awards, the U.K. version of the Grammys.  The award has been created to recognize artists whose writing, recording and performances have made “a lasting impact” on British culture. The honor will be given out not at the actual Brit Awards, but at a stand-alone event on September 2 in London that… Read more

  • The Rolling Stones Release New Digital Album Featuring Highlights of Band's Hyde Park Shows

    The Rolling Stones Release New Digital Album Featuring Highlights of Band's Hyde Park Shows

    With The Rolling Stones‘ 50 and Counting Tour now in the books, the band is offering a very special treat for fans to help them relive some of the trek’s exciting highlights.  The rock legends have released a brand-new digital album titled Hyde Park Live that features select performances from the two shows they played earlier this month at the famous London locale. The album, which boasts 19 songs culled from The Stones’ July 6 and July 13 concerts, will be available exclusively at iTunes for just four weeks, until August 19.  Live in Hyde Park is packed with renditions… Read more

  • New Donovan Album, "Shadows of Blue," Available Now as a Digital Download

    New Donovan Album, "Shadows of Blue," Available Now as a Digital Download

    Donovan has pulled something of a David Bowie.  The folk-rock legend quietly and without much fanfare has released a new studio album titled Shadows of Blue that he recorded in Nashville last fall and winter.  The country-flavored collection currently is available for purchase as a digital download exclusively through the singer/songwriter’s official website, Donovan.ie. In an official statement about Shadows of Blue, Donovan explains that his connection to Nashville goes back to the beginning of his career, as the Hickory Records label, which was based in the city, released his first U.S. single, “Catch the Wind.” Donovan says, “I never… Read more

  • First of Two Cinematic Screenings of New Bruce Springsteen Documentary Happening Tonight

    First of Two Cinematic Screenings of New Bruce Springsteen Documentary Happening Tonight

    Just a reminder that the first of the two scheduled theatrical screenings of the new Bruce Springsteen documentary, Springsteen & I, is scheduled to take place tonight at hundreds of U.S. theaters.  You can buy tickets for the movie and find out all the locations where it will be shown by visiting FathomEvents.com. Springsteen & I features interviews with many of the New Jersey rock legend’s passionately devoted followers, and also boasts previously unseen footage of the Boss and his E Street Band in concert.  As an added bonus, the movie screenings will offer six performances by Bruce and company… Read more

  • Surviving Nirvana Members Join Paul McCartney for Encore in Seattle

    Surviving Nirvana Members Join Paul McCartney for Encore in Seattle

    The surviving members of Nirvana joined Paul McCartney on stage for the encore of his concert in Seattle on Friday night.  Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic and Pat Smear hopped on stage at Safeco Field and performed “Cut Me Some Slack,” the song they played with McCartney for Grohl’s Sound City documentary. They previously performed it live at the 12-12-12 Superstorm Sandy benefit concert in New York City. McCartney and the Nirvana members continued with a few Beatles classics, including “Get Back,” the Little Richard cover “Long Tall Sally,” “Helter Skelter” and “The End, ” reports RollingStone.com.  Novoselic tweeted after the… Read more

  • The Black Crowes Announce Expansive New US Tour Leg

    The Black Crowes Announce Expansive New US Tour Leg

    The Black Crowes just launched a month-long co-headlining tour with the Tedeschi Trucks Band on Friday in Nashville, but the band has plenty more concert action in store for fans later in the year. The Crowes have unveiled a new U.S. leg of their Lay Down with Number 13 trek that’s scheduled from a September 5 concert in Cooperstown, New York, through a December 14 performance in San Francisco.  Among the newly-announced shows are multiple-night stands in New Orleans, Denver and Los Angeles.  The band’s upcoming itinerary also includes performances at the Gathering of the Vibes, the Lake Champlain Maritme… Read more

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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