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  • The Monkees' Micky Dolenz honors the career of Neil Diamond

    The Monkees' Micky Dolenz honors the career of Neil Diamond

    In tribute to singer Neil Diamond, who announced Monday he was retiring from performing because he has been diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease, Micky Dolenz of the Monkees issued a statement Jan. 23. Diamond was one of many celebrated songwriters outside the Monkees that contributed songs recorded...
  • Author goes to back story of Beatles' music in book 'Experiencing the Beatles'

    Author goes to back story of Beatles' music in book 'Experiencing the Beatles'

    Is there such a thing as a new approach to listening to The Beatles? Author Brooke Halpin believes his new book, "Experiencing the Beatles," has that. “There are many many books out there, so it was very important for me to take a fresh approach with the Beatles and their recordings,” Halpin, also a...
  • Ringo Starr and All-Starr Band announce huge European tour for next summer

    Ringo Starr and All-Starr Band announce huge European tour for next summer

    Ringo Starr announced Nov. 29th that he'll take a new edition of his All-Starr Band on a 21-date tour of Europe starting June 5 and going into July of next year. The shows will be the All-Starr Band's first European dates since 2011. The itinerary will include shows in Austria, Belgium, The Czech...
  • Paul McCartney, Beatles historian Bruce Spizer talk about the day the Beatles met Fats Domino

    Paul McCartney, Beatles historian Bruce Spizer talk about the day the Beatles met Fats Domino

    It was on Sept. 16, 1964, that The Beatles met one of the true legends of early rock 'n' roll, Fats Domino, who died Oct. 25. The day the meeting was originally scheduled to take place was supposed to be a day off for the group, but things changed thanks to a very persistent Charles O. Finley, who...
  • Fats Domino and The Beatles were mutually fond of each other

    Fats Domino and The Beatles were mutually fond of each other

    The Beatles were huge fans of Fats Domino, who died today, Oct. 25 at age 89. “Lady Madonna,” a top 10 hit for the Beatles in 1968, was inspired by Fats Domino, according to Paul McCartney in a 1994 interview. “Lady Madonna' was me sitting down at the piano trying to write a bluesy boogie-woogie...
  • Guns N' Roses tribute act Appetite for Destruction coming to Virginia's NorVa and National in December

    Guns N' Roses tribute act Appetite for Destruction coming to Virginia's NorVa and National in December

    Guns N' Roses may be winding down their epic Not in This Lifetime... tour next month, but tribute band Appetite for Destruction will keep the party going through December. The group will be east coast struttin' in Virginia when they rock The National in Richmond and the NorVa in Norfolk on Dec. 2...
  • Photography by Kim Allegrezza

    In photos: KIX delivers fun-filled high-energy performance in Baltimore

    The hard rocking band KIX has earned the reputation as one of the best damn rock band you will ever see live, their performance Saturday night at Rams Head Live in Baltimore, Md. certainly demonstrated why. KIX has always been in a class of their own as far as the average 80s rock bands go. With...
  • Chris Robinson Brotherhood shows good range on 'Barefoot in the Head'

    Chris Robinson Brotherhood shows good range on 'Barefoot in the Head'

    If you know Chris Robinson Brotherhood, you know to expect groovy, soulful melodies that instantly put you in a better mood. On the new album Barefoot in the Head, you get plenty of what you expect from the band, but you also get some things you might not expect. The album begins with one of those...
  • Paul McCartney to return to site of Beatles' Japan concerts

    Paul McCartney to return to site of Beatles' Japan concerts

    Paul McCartney announced March 10 he was adding a new date to his One on One Tour with an April 25 show at the Budokan in Tokyo, Japan. The site was the location of five shows over three days by the Beatles from June 30 to July 2 in 1966. The new show moves the beginning of this year's One on One...
  • 'Roy Orbison Black & White Night 30': A great show gets even better

    'Roy Orbison Black & White Night 30': A great show gets even better

    Back when it was first broadcast on Cinemax in 1988, “Roy Orbison: A Black & White Night” couldn't help but stand out as a brilliant show. Filming Roy Orbison in a small club in black and white surrounded by a group of superb friends, including Elvis Presley's TCB Band, and fans such as Bruce...
  • Spirit of the Beatles and more lives in The Weeklings second album

    Spirit of the Beatles and more lives in The Weeklings second album

    There are many groups whose sound reminds you of The Beatles, but few have the atmosphere and spirit of The Weeklings. Their second album, “Studio Two,” is out Nov. 18 and they will hold an album release party at 7 p.m., Nov. 11 at the House of Independents, 572 Cookman Ave., Asbury Park, New Jersey...
  • Sacramento punk rockers Dog Party reveal album details

    Sacramento punk rockers Dog Party reveal album details

    According to Punknews.org, Dog Party has revealed the tracklist and album artwork for their next album. The Sacramento, CA punk duo features sisters Gwendolyn and Lucy Giles, and this will be their third full-length album on California label Asian Man Records. The sisters have always been prolific...
  • The top 10 best Elvis Presley songs

    The top 10 best Elvis Presley songs

    The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, in its official biography of Elvis Presley, claims that he “holds records for the most Top 40 hits (104), the most Top 10 hits (38) and the most weeks at Number One (80). As far as his stature as a cultural icon, which continues to grow even in death, writer Lester...
  • Most played Elvis Presley records on Texas jukeboxes

    Most top-played Elvis Presley records on Texas jukeboxes out prior to festival

    Throughout his career Texas constantly welcomed Elvis Presley with warm and enthusiastic receptions. On March 4-6, 2015, the Lone Star State will pay a special tribute to the King of Rock n’ Roll as the legendary Dallas South Fork Ranch opens its gates for the biggest Elvis Presley festival in Texas...
  • David Bowie performing in Chile in 1990

    Several kinky events to honor David Bowie set for San Francisco area

    Some special events will take place in the San Francisco Bay Area this week to honor singer David Bowie, who died Jan. 10. The first is a free screening of Bowie's film “The Man Who Fell To Earth” from 7 to 10 p.m. Wednesday at the Lab, 2948 16th Street, in San Francisco. Organizers say “bring your...
  • Elvis Presley fans will celebrate the King of Rock n' Roll's 1956 achievements throughout 2016.

    Elvis Presley birthday and auction to kick off celebration events for 2016

    Elvis Presley’s 81st birthday celebration on Jan. 8, 2016 at his Graceland mansion in Memphis launches a year-long commemoration of 1956, the first year the King of Rock 'n’ Roll became a national phenomenon. The Presley birthday week festivities are just the beginning of special events honoring...
  • Elvis Presley is factually the biggest icon of the 20th century.

    Solid proof Elvis Presley's iconic impact remains powerful in the 21st century

    “Elvis Presley was not just ‘one of the most’ iconic musicians of the 20th century,” contends Presley expert Guillermo F. Perez-Argüello, this weekend. “He was and remains the most iconic person of the said century and the most sustainable as well.” A former Nicaraguan diplomat and United Nations...
  • The top five best lyrics of Elvis Presley songs of the 1950s

    The top five best lyrics of Elvis Presley songs of the 1950s

    Decades after his death in Memphis, Tennessee, Elvis Presley remains the greatest music artist in recording history. Even his most paramount international hit was released a quarter of a century after millions of fans across the globe mourned his 1977 passing. During the mid-1950s, while Elvis was...
  • Why we love Kings of Leon

    Kings Of Leon: 5 reasons we love them

    Kings of Leon are an alternative rock band from Nashville, Tennessee. The band started in the early 2000’s. Their music was at the time was often compared to The Strokes, but over the years they have evolved. With the launch of their EP Youth and Young Manhood, the band became instant rock stars in...
  • Glenn Beck gives Andrew W.K. his own show on TheBlaze Radio Network

    Glenn Beck gives Andrew W.K. his own show on TheBlaze Radio Network

    The musician and king of partying, Andrew W.K. is getting his own radio show. The multi-platform news, information and entertainment network, TheBlaze, has announced an expansion of TheBlaze Radio Network. They will be adding a new weekend radio show called America W.K. hosted by Andrew W.K., the...
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