ABC/CRAIG SJODIN; Courtesy of QueenMore than 100 U.K. musicians, including Elton John, Queen‘s Brian May and Roger Taylor, The Who‘s Roger Daltrey and Sting, have signed an open letter accusing the British government of making it much harder for them to tour in the wake of Brexit. The letter, publishedRead More →

Courtesy of nugs.netBilly Idol, Styx‘s Tommy Shaw and Poison‘s Bret Michaels are part of the lineup of an all-star virtual benefit concert organized by Def Leppard drummer Rick Allen and his wife, singer/songwriter Lauren Monroe, that will be streamed at nugs.net this Saturday, January 23, starting at 6 p.m. PT.Read More →

Courtesy of New Orleans Jazz & Heritage FestivalThe 2021 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival has been pushed to the fall. The multi-week fest, which is usually held in late April and early May, this year is scheduled to run from October 8 to October 17. “We are all readyRead More →

Photo: Patti Perret/Courtesy of Amazon StudiosLeslie Odom Jr. says he wanted to “honor” legendary singer Sam Cooke in One Night in Miami by showing a never-before seen side of him. “I thought the best way that I could honor Sam was to tell the truth about who he was,” OdomRead More →

Courtesy of Gibson BrandsGibson’s Epiphone brand has just introduced a new signature electric guitar co-designed by Heart‘s Nancy Wilson. The Nancy Wilson Fanatic guitar features a mahogany body shaped like a Gibson Nighthawk model, with a maple veneer top, a mahogany neck and an ebony fretboard. The front of theRead More →

Cleopatra RecordsA collection of previously unreleased recordings by Tommy Bolin from the sessions for the late rock guitar great’s second and final solo album, 1976’s Private Eyes, will be issued on February 12. The album, titled Shake the Devil: The Lost Sessions, features outtakes, demos and alternate versions and mixesRead More →

ABC/Eric McCandlessThe Godmother of soul, Patti LaBelle, is among the artists set to perform at the 59th Inaugural National Prayer Service on Thursday, January 21, the day after President-elect Joe Biden is sworn in as the 46th president.  The traditional prayer service dates back to the first inauguration for President George Washington.  HostedRead More →

Cleopatra RecordsA collection of previously unreleased recordings by Tommy Bolin from the sessions for the late rock guitar great’s second and final solo album, 1976’s Private Eyes, will be issued on February 12. The album, titled Shake the Devil: The Lost Sessions, features outtakes, demos and alternate versions and mixesRead More →

KMazur/WireImage for ChopardDespite their long-standing friendship, Rod Stewart and Elton John had a falling out a couple of years ago, with both of them sniping at each other in the press.  But now, Rod’s confirmed that he and Elton John have kissed and made up and are now “mates” again.Read More →

Courtesy of Biden Inaugural Committee Songs both current and classic by artists from a variety of genres are featured on the official inauguration playlist for the Joe Biden/Kamala Harris campaign. The 46-track playlist, now available on your favorite streaming service, was compiled by DJ D-Nice and Raedio, a record labelRead More →