ABC/CRAIG SJODIN2020 was a big year for Elton John: Even if he wasn’t able to tour, he won an Oscar, did a lot of online charity events, released his autobiography in paperback, put out his archival Jewel Box collection, and collaborated with artists ranging from Lady Gaga to British alt-rockersRead More →

Christopher Polk/Getty Images for NARASLongtime pals James Taylor and Carole King have been using their platforms for decades to support politicians, so it’s no surprise that they’re involved in the festivities leading up to Joe Biden‘s inauguration next week. Both singer/songwriters will perform at a concert called We the People,Read More →

Credit: Amanda DemmeFleetwood Mac drummer Mick Fleetwood has sold all of his royalty interests in his band’s recordings outright to BMG. The deal encompasses more than 300 recordings, spanning from Fleetwood Mac’s third album, 1969’s Play On, to the present, and including such hits as “Dreams,” “The Chain,” “Don’t Stop,”Read More →

PRNewsfoto/HarperCollins Children’s BooksA new illustrated children’s book inspired by Cat Stevens‘ 1971 hit “Peace Train” will be published on May 11 in celebration of the uplifting song’s 50th anniversary. The Peace Train book features the song’s lyrics, which express hope for global peace and unity, accompanied by illustrations by bestsellingRead More →

Tim Bogert and Carmine Appice in 2005; Bill McCay/WireImageOriginal Vanilla Fudge bassist Tim Bogert, who also was a founding member of Cactus and the supergroup Beck, Bogert & Appice, died on Wednesday, January 13, after a battle with cancer at age 76. Carmine Appice, who played drums in all threeRead More →

FOX via Getty ImagesLike many, Mariah Carey is looking forward to the day life returns to normal.  Until then, the “We Belong Together” singer says she is focusing on the positive things happening in her life. Speaking Wednesday on the Questlove Supreme podcast, Mariah revealed the upside of COVID-19 putting her career onRead More →

Credit: Jeremy Danger Heart guitarist Nancy Wilson has been preparing her first solo studio album, which is tentatively scheduled for a March release. Wilson tells ABC Audio that the album will feature seven original songs and three covers, among them a rendition of Simon & Garfunkel‘s 1970 classic “The Boxer.”Read More →

Courtesy of Skyville LiveEpisodes of the star-studded concert series Skyville Live, which originally aired on various platforms from 2015 through 2017, will air on CMT throughout 2021. Among the many artists that’ll be featured on the CMT episodes are Cyndi Lauper, Graham Nash, the late Gregg Allman, Gladys Knight, KrisRead More →

Aimee & John Oates; Credit: Karen SandersJohn Oates and his wife, Aimee, are helping to organize a virtual streaming concert event called Oates Song Fest 7908 that takes place March 20 and is scheduled to feature performances by a variety of music stars, including John, his Hall & Oates bandRead More →

Polly Samson/Courtesy C.F. Martin & Co.Two Martin signature acoustic guitars inspired by a 1969 D-35 model long owned by Pink Floyd singer/guitarist David Gilmour will be introduced during the NAMM music-equipment trade conference’s virtual Believe in Music Week event, which runs from January 18 to January 24. Gilmour collaborated withRead More →