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Chris Frantz in 2013; Jim Dyson/Getty ImagesTalking Heads drummer Chris Frantz recently chatted with ABC Audio about his recently published memoir, Remain In Love, which focuses on his experiences with his famous band and his long romance with the group’s bassist, and his wife of 43 years, Tina Weymouth. DuringRead More →

Polar Music/UMeABBA will celebrate the 40th anniversary of their hit 1980 album, Super Trouper, with a series of special releases arriving on October 30, including a two-LP vinyl version of the record and a vinyl box set featuring three singles issued during that period. The two-LP set was mastered atRead More →

Ian Mitchell in 1976; Jorgen Angel/ RedfernsOne-time Bay City Rollers guitarist Ian Mitchell has died. The band’s official Facebook page announced Mitchell’s passing in a message that reads, “We are deeply saddened by the news of Ian Mitchell’s death. Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife Wendy, their familyRead More →

Artwork by Shepard FaireyR.E.M. is among dozens of artists who are contributing previously unreleased recordings to an upcoming compilation in support of voting rights. The 40-track album, called Good Music to Avert the Collapse of American Democracy, is due out this Friday, September 4. It will only be available forRead More →

Hayley Madden/RedfernsEddy Grant, who scored a #2 hit in 1983 with the song “Electric Avenue,” has joined the list of artists attempting to stop President Donald Trump from using their music as part of his 2020 reelection campaign. Billboard reports that Grant filed a copyright-infringement lawsuit on Tuesday, September 1,Read More →

Cover: Roger Dean/BMGThis fall, Yes will release a new concert album documenting a show the band played in Las Vegas during their all-star 2019 package trek The Royal Affair. The Royal Affair Tour, Live from Las Vegas features the prog-rock legends delivering a 10-song set that includes selections from theirRead More →

Courtesy of Greg PratoSeptember 2020 marks the milestone anniversaries of the deaths of two legendary rock musicians, Jimi Hendrix and Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham, who passed away 50 and 40 years ago this month, respectively. To commemorate these sad losses and celebrate the two artists’ lives and influential careers,Read More →

Frontiers Music srlBlue Öyster Cult has just premiered a music video for its new song “That Was Me,” which features a guest appearance by the veteran rockers’ original drummer Albert Bouchard. Bouchard, who was a member of the band from its late-1960s inception until 1981, contributed cowbell and backing vocalsRead More →

Greenwich EntertainmentAn official trailer for the new documentary Jimmy Carter: Rock & Roll President that features brief interview segments with Bob Dylan, U2‘s Bono and the late Gregg Allman has premiered on YouTube. As previously reported, the film, which will premiere in theaters and virtual cinemas on September 9, exploresRead More →

ABC/Image Group LAMariah Carey has a lot to look forward to with the release of her memoir, The Meaning of Mariah Carey, but part of that also entails taking a look back at her past — like her “extremely uncomfortable” 2008 appearance on Ellen. In a recent interview with Vulture, the 50-year-old icon reflectedRead More →