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  • Journey and Asia team for 2017 U.S. tour dates

    Journey and Asia team for 2017 U.S. tour dates

    Journey will pair up with very special guests Asia for a string of U.S. spring dates. The legendary San Francisco rockers will unite with the veteran British prog-rockers for a dozen shows, which will take place  from mid-March through April. Ultimate Classic Rock reports on Dec. 6 that the arena...
  • Steve Winwood reveals 2017 spring solo tour dates

    Steve Winwood reveals 2017 spring solo tour dates

    After a summer spent opening for Steely Dan on a joint U.S. tour, Steve Winwood is set to embark on a run of solo dates this spring. The 68-year-old singer and multi-instrumentalists has announced a 2017 tour, kicking off April 20 at the Westbury Theatre in Westbury, N.Y. The 14-date swing includes...
  • Steve Pearce 

    Blue Jays sign Pearce from Orioles

    The Toronto Blue Jays have signed first baseman Steve Pearce of Lakeland, Florida to a two year contract worth $12.5 million. Pearce shared his time in the 2016 season with the Baltimore Orioles and Tampa Bay Rays and batted .288 with 13 home runs and 35 runs batted in.  In 264 at bats, Pearce...
  • 'The X Factor UK': Matt Terry saved, sizing up the Top 3 finalists

    'The X Factor UK': Matt Terry saved, sizing up the Top 3 finalists

    Weeks of grueling competition on “The X Factor UK” culminated into a shocking final sing-off between Matt Terry and Emily Middlemas during this week’s Semi Results show which aired in the U.S. on Dec. 5 on AXS TV. Louis Walsh’s dynamic R & B 5 After Midnight was the first act ushered into next...
  • The Voice season 11 episode 22 recap and performances

    The Voice season 11 episode 22 recap and performances

    NBC's "The Voice" had its Season 11 semifinals on Monday, but as the talent began to separate themselves from one another in a bid for the singing competition's last round, the song choices started blending way too close together. Here are AXS's three takeaways from an ultimately underwhelming Live...
  • Kreator, Obituary to perform on 2017 Decibel Magazine Tour

    Kreator, Obituary to perform on 2017 Decibel Magazine Tour

    Since 2012, Decibel Magazine have brought together veteran metal acts and rising on their annual Decibel Magazine tour. Behemoth, Cannibal Corpse, and Magrudergrind are among those that have participated on the spring tour. After a successful 2016 trek with headliners Abbath, many fans have been...
  • On any given night, you’ll find the Herndon Brothers rocking out country music and assorted other surprises for a packed crowd of Scottsdale

    Handlebar J: Where owners take care of the music

    The first thing you notice about the beloved, historic Handlebar J restaurant and saloon in Scottsdale, Arizona is the people — a lot of them packing the house directly in front of the stage where the owners are pumping out the country-rock jams in perfect harmony. On any given night, the Herndon...
  • Jazz erupts daily at Arizona’s Opa Life Greek Cafe

    Jazz erupts daily at Arizona’s Opa Life Greek Cafe

    Dennis Rowland is a delight as he holds court at OPA Life Greek Café, the one with the decadent chocolate cake and Greek fries in Tempe, Ariz. Right before dinner shifts into cocktails, he and his regular jazz crew with singer Diana Lee, bassist Felix B. Sainz Jr., and keyboardist Paul Sherman (plus...
  • Journey announces new 2017 residency in Las Vegas

    Journey announces new 2017 residency in Las Vegas

    Journey will return to Las Vegas in 2017. The legendary San Francisco rockers once again strut their stuff at The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino by overwhelming popular demand in the wake of their hugely successful string of sold out Journey Las Vegas shows held last spring. The spring...
  • Watch: Getting to know Dylan Gardner, the young pop mastermind who has most of it figured out

    Watch: Getting to know Dylan Gardner, the young pop mastermind who has most of it figured out

    Speaking with Dylan Gardner, you get the sense that he’s had his music career mapped out since the beginning. The multi-instrumentalist grew up with a deep fondness for ‘60s pop and rock, quickly learning the mechanics of the trade from binge-listening while simultaneously accruing an encyclopedic...
  • The Weeknd's Starboy is making history.

    The Weeknd's 'Starboy' puts up astronomical numbers in its first week

    Well, it’s official.  The Weeknd’s new album Starboy is slaying it.  The record has put up some astronomical numbers just over a week since its release on November 25.  The album has shattered the worldwide one-week streaming record with over 400 million streams, 270 million coming from Apple alone...
  • Stevie Nicks extends 24 Karat Gold Tour with 2017 U.S. spring dates

    Stevie Nicks extends 24 Karat Gold Tour with 2017 U.S. spring dates

    Stevie Nicks fans will be elated to learn that the legendary Fleetwood Mac star will perform more solo U.S. live dates in 2017. The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer has announced a 20-city spring tour with very special guests Chrissie Hynde and The Pretenders due to overwhelming popular demand in...
  • Watch: Klangstof talks hitting the road in the US and taking their sound to the next level

    Watch: Klangstof talks hitting the road in the US and taking their sound to the next level

    Music recorded in isolation has a tendency to sound like it. Put another way, bunker someone away and have them churn out an album, and it will invariably sound a bit more disconnected, with a striking distance between band and listener that you won't find on more warm-hearted records. Klangstof is...
  • The Goo Goo Dolls presented St. Jude with a check for $22,800.

    Goo Goo Dolls donate proceeds from fundraiser to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

    Tis the season for giving and The Goo Goo Dolls have fully embraced the spirit of the holidays.  Recently, John Rzeznik and Robby Takac visited St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis where they presented the institution with a check for $22,800.  The Goo Goo Dolls raised the money by...
  • Patti and Bob: Smith will be performing Dylan's "A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall" at the Nobel ceremony.

    Patti Smith to play Nobel Ceremony in Bob Dylan's absence

    The Bob Dylan Nobel dance continues.  Recently the Nobel Committee announced via Twitter that a speech written by Dylan will be read at the Nobel banquet in Stockholm on December 10.  Dylan turned down an invitation to attend the ceremony, but as Pitchfork reported, legendary singer-songwriter Patti...
  • Review: Bon Jovi conquers demons in 'The Devil's in the Temple' TIDAL Exclusive music video

    Review: Bon Jovi conquers demons in 'The Devil's in the Temple' TIDAL Exclusive music video

    Bon Jovi takes a clever, creative turn in their “The Devil’s in the Temple” music video which premiered exclusively on TIDAL. The legendary rock band has been riding a recent wave of success with their chart-busting album This House Is Not For Sale from which this edgy and dark track hails. Frontman...
  • AFI announces 2017 North American 'The Blood Tour' dates

    AFI announces 2017 North American 'The Blood Tour' dates

    California rockers AFI (A Fire Inside) have announced “The Blood” tour in 2017 with special guests Nothing, Chain Gang of 1974 and Souvenirs on select dates.  General on sale begins Friday, December 9 at 9:00 a.m. PT and noon ET.  A free download of AFI’s latest record, The Blood Album, will come...
  • James Taylor banters on blessing of boredom, the Beatles’ touch, and belated Kennedy Center honor

    James Taylor banters on blessing of boredom, the Beatles’ touch, and belated Kennedy Center honor

    James Taylor definitely remembers his personal and musical journey across the past five decades, and feels gratified and vindicated to be a Kennedy Center honoree, but when it comes to the flowery, immortal phrases used to describe the singer-songwriter in terms of history, words seem hard to find...
  • AXS Patio Sessions: If you're looking for romance, SoMo is here to deliver

    AXS Patio Sessions: If you're looking for romance, SoMo is here to deliver

    If you were to ask SoMo to describe his performance style, the singer offers up the perfect description: He likes to “Romantically rage.” And listening to SoMo at the AXS Patio Sessions, it’s clear that his music is very heavy on the romance part. The Texas-based singer’s music descends from the...
  • 'The X Factor UK': Saara Aalto sleighs her way through Christmas week and shines

    'The X Factor UK': Saara Aalto sleighs her way through Christmas week and shines

    Everything was riding on this week’s Semi Final performances on “The X Factor UK” and the final four contenders Matt Terry, Emily Middlemas, 5 After Midnight and Saara Aalto left it all on the stage in hopes of securing a spot in next week’s Final. With Christmas as the theme, the hopefuls mustered...
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