Warner MusicFifty years ago this Saturday, January 16, rock fans got their first taste of that little ol’ band from Texas, ZZ Top, when the trio — singer/guitarist Billy Gibbons, bassist/singer Dusty Hill and drummer Frank Beard — released its debut album. The record, which was aptly titled ZZ Top’sRead More →

Cleopatra RecordsRick Springfield lends his talents to the latest in a series of digital singles pairing Badfinger guitarist Joe Molland with various pop and rock musicians on new versions of songs by the famed U.K. power-pop band. The new track, which is available now, is an updated rendition of “LoveRead More →

UMeIn 2015, KISS frontman Paul Stanley launched his side project, Paul Stanley’s Soul Station, to explore his love of R&B and soul music. Now the group is set to release its debut album, Now and Then, on March 5. The 14-track collection, available for pre-order now, features nine classic soulRead More →

Gabe Ginsberg/Getty ImagesYoko Ono has informed a federal judge in New York that she has reached a settlement with her late husband John Lennon‘s former personal assistant that would end her lawsuit that alleged copyright infringement. The deal ends 20 years of litigation and requires Frederic Seaman to pay $5000Read More →

Reprise RecordsMore than a year after first mentioning the project on his Neil Young Archives website, Neil Young has announced full official plans to release an archival concert album and video called Way Down in the Rust Bucket on February 26. The previously unreleased album and film document a NovemberRead More →

Polygram/UMe/Mercury StudiosJust a reminder: That recent documentary focusing on The Go-Go’s will be released on DVD, Blu-ray and digital formats on February 5, and the film also will be available via rental services the same day. The film, aptly titled The Go-Go’s, charts the history of the all-female band, fromRead More →

Credit: Danny ClinchBruce Springsteen has joined President-elect Joe Biden‘s Inauguration Day festivities. The Boss has been added to the lineup of performers for Celebrating America, an upcoming TV special airing the night of January 20. Foo Fighters and John Legend also have joined the event’s bill. According to a pressRead More →

Slaven Vlasic/Getty ImagesRob Thomas is preparing to say goodbye to his best friend Samy, his ailing senior dog, and is going above and beyond to make sure he’s comfortable. “So our Samy has a host of problems. But the one that is the most pressing is his kidneys are failing,” the Matchbox Twenty frontmanRead More →

Sylvain Sylvain with David Johansen of New York Dolls in 2011; Marc Broussely/RedfernsSylvain Sylvain, founding rhythm guitarist of the influential glam-punk band New York Dolls, died Wednesday of cancer, according to a message on his official Facebook page. He was 69. The note reads, “Sylvain battled cancer for the pastRead More →

Credit: Julie FogertyEx-Creedence Clearwater Revival frontman John Fogerty‘s Fogerty’s Factory album, which was issued on CD and digitally in November, gets its vinyl release today. The 12-track collection features mostly of new versions of CCR tunes and Fogerty solo songs that John recorded with his three youngest children — sons ShaneRead More →