Joe Porcaro in 1998; Robert Knight Archive/RedfernsJoe Porcaro, an acclaimed jazz drummer and percussionist whose three sons — Jeff, Steve and Mike — were members of Toto, died Monday at the age 90. Porcaro’s surviving son, Steve, announced his father’s passing in a message posted on his official Facebook page.Read More →

Wicked Cool RecordsSupergroup The Empty Hearts, which includes founding members of The Cars, Blondie and The Romantics, has released two new songs — “The World’s Gone Insane” and “The Best That I Can” — which will appear on the band’s forthcoming sophomore album. The record, aptly titled The Second Album,Read More →

Michael Tullberg/Getty ImagesRingo Starr turned 80 on Tuesday, and while the COVID-19 pandemic kept him from playing live or hosting his usual annual public “Peace and Love” birthday celebration, the legendary Beatles drummer made do with an hour-long special called Ringo Starr’s Big Birthday Show. The special, which also raised money for several charities — including BlackRead More →

Credit: Ron KochThe Eagles‘, Cheap Trick‘s and Sammy Hagar‘s touring companies are among the entities that received loans through the U.S. government’s Paycheck Protection Program, or PPP, to support businesses in continuing to pay and employ their workers amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The U.S. Department of the Treasury released aRead More →

Credit: Jason PowellStyx‘s Tommy Shaw has teamed up remotely with the members of the Cleveland-based Contemporary Youth Orchestra for a special video performance of his band’s classic 1977 tune “Fooling Yourself (The Angry Young Man)” that premiered today on the veteran rockers’ official YouTube channel. The debut of the clipRead More →

Fred Duval/FilmMagicAs Ringo Starr celebrates his 80th birthday today, many of his famous musical friends and admirers have been sending Happy Birthday messages and tributes via their social media. Starr’s pal and former Beatles band mate Paul McCartney writes, “Happy birthday SIR RICHARD alias RINGO. Have a great day myRead More →

Courtesy of Live NationREO Speedwagon frontman Kevin Cronin is featured chatting via Zoom with his band’s longtime production manager, Michael Richter, in a new episode of Live Nation’s YouTube series Backstage with Crew Nation. The series helps promote Live Nation’s Crew Nation initiative, which supports concert crews who’ve been putRead More →

Experience Hendrix L.L.C./Strax Networks Inc.A special augmented-reality presentation of Jimi Hendrix‘s classic performance of “The Star Spangled Banner” was released to coincide with the July 4th holiday and in support of the Black Lives Matter campaign. The content can be viewed now using the StraxAR app, and is part ofRead More →