Matthew Baker/Getty Images The Who infamously sang, “I hope I die before I get old” in their hit “My Generation.” But luckily for music fans, that wish hasn’t come true for frontman Roger Daltrey, who’s celebrating his 80th birthday on March 1.  In 1959, Daltrey founded a band called The Detours, with a changing lineup thatRead More →

Silver Arrow Records The Black Crowes are gearing up for the release of their new album, Happiness Bastards, and they’re giving fans a chance to preview it early. Brothers Chris and Rich Robinson just announced a string of listening parties, happening March 14 at indie record stores across the country. The parties will feature giveawaysRead More →

ABC/ Heidi Gutman Three cassette tapes featuring previously unheard audio from The Beatles is set to go up for auction in March. The tapes, believed to have been made in 1966, are personal recordings made on drummer Ringo Starr‘s tape recorder, and feature 248 minutes of audio. On one of the tapes he’s heard describingRead More →

Cleopatra Records After a more than 50-year career, Foghat is still rocking out onstage, and now they are giving fans at home a taste of their live show. The band will release Slow Ride – Live in Concert, a new CD/DVD, on April 5, featuring a 1999 Texas concert recorded prior to FoghatRead More →

Disney/Michael J. Le Brecht II The first day of Elton John‘s much-hyped Goodbye Peachtree Road Christie’s auction, which featured items from his home in Atlanta, Georgia, brought in $8 million. But that was only the first day; it turns out the entire event pulled in more than $20 million. According toRead More →

Hollywood Records/EMI A new U.K. poll finds that the majority of folks wish they could tickle the ivories just like Queen frontman Freddie Mercury. The U.K. Express reports that a poll of 2,000 Brits, conducted by Trinity College London, finds that 53% of them wish they had learned how toRead More →

ABC/Heidi Gutman While some songwriters may find themselves struggling to write tunes or finish a song, it seems that’s never really been a problem for Paul McCartney.  In a new Q&A on his website, McCartney reveals that writer’s block is something he’s never really had to deal with. “I don’t really getRead More →

Brian Rasic/WireImage Neil Young has added another show to his summer schedule. The rocker and his band Crazy Horse are set to play Ottawa Bluesfest, a nine-day festival that runs July 4-7 and July 10-14. Young will headline the July 11 show.  Mötley Crüe and Nickelback are also set to headline theRead More →

On This Day, February 29, 1968 … The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band won Album of the Year at the 10th annual Grammy Awards. The record was the first-ever rock album to win in the coveted category. Sgt. Pepper’s also won Grammys for Best Contemporary Album and Best Engineered Recording,Read More →

Ethan Miller/Getty Images Publisher Harper Collins recently revealed that Van Halen drummer Alex Van Halen will be releasing a new book, Brothers, on October 22, and now a little more information about the book has been shared.  A description of the book has been posted to the Van Halen Store, detailing whatRead More →