Universal Music GroupA popular viral video showing a variety of celebrities separately singing the classic 1971 John Lennon ballad “Imagine” while they self-quarantine during the coronavirus pandemic has helped propel the late Beatles legend’s original version of the tune onto Billboard‘s Hot Rock Songs chart. “Imagine” re-enters the tally atRead More →

UMe/Mercury/AnthemThe next installment of Rush‘s 40th anniversary album series will be an expanded version of the Canadian prog-rock trio’s seventh studio effort, 1980’s Permanent Waves, which will be released on May 29. Originally released in January 1980, Permanent Waves reached #3 on the Billboard 200, and featured two songs thatRead More →

Neal Preston/© Queen Productions Ltd.Guitar great Brian May isn’t the only member of Queen putting his musical talents on display via social media while sheltering at home because of the coronavirus. The band’s drummer, Roger Taylor, has been posting a series of videos on his Instagram demonstrating his beat-keeping skills.Read More →

Credit: Jeff SmithFormer Joan Jett & the Blackhearts guitarist Ricky Byrd recently finished recording a new solo album — the  follow-up to 2017’s Clean Getaway — although the veteran rocker says he won’t be ready to release it for a while. To tide fans over, the Rock & Roll HallRead More →

Ebet Roberts/RedfernsVeteran rock drummer Bill Rieflin, who played with R.E.M., King Crimson, Ministry and many others, died Tuesday at age 59 after a long battle with cancer, his sister Kathryn confirmed to The Seattle Times. Rieflin began playing with bands in his native Seattle during the 1970s and early ’80s.Read More →