Al Pereira/Getty Images John Mellencamp is speaking out against gun violence in America in the wake of the mass shooting at the Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl parade that left one dead and 22 others injured. “Excuse me for stating the obvious truth. I do so out of love for thisRead More →

On This Day, February 16, 1974… Bob Dylan’s fourteenth studio album, Planet Waves, became his first album to hit number one on the Billboard Album chart. Recorded with his longtime collaborators The Band, Planet Waves includes the future classic “Forever Young,” which appeared on the record in two different versions. The album was originally supposed to be titled Ceremonies ofRead More →

Big Machine Records/Surfdog Records Carole King is one of the many artists featured on the upcoming reimagining of the late Glen Campbell’s farewell album, Ghosts on the Canvas, and now we get to hear her contribution to the record.  King is featured on the just-released track “There’s No Me Without You,” a tune written byRead More →

Columbia Records There’s no doubt that artificial intelligence is changing the music industry. For one example, watch the video for Billy Joel‘s new song, “Turn the Lights Back On.” It uses what’s described as “groundbreaking technology” from a company called Deep Voodoo to transform Billy from the 74-year-old man heRead More →

Silver Arrow Records The Black Crowes are giving fans another preview of their upcoming album, Happiness Bastards. Following the release of the album’s debut track, “Wanting and Waiting,” brothers Chris and Rich Robinson have dropped the second single from the record, “Cross Your Fingers,” which is described as having a “rhythmic chorus infused with the funk and soulRead More →

Republic/UMe James Brown passed away in 2006, but fans are now getting to hear a never-before-heard recording from the Godfather of Soul.  The previously unreleased tune, “We Got to Change,” features Brown’s band the J.B.’s, with William “Bootsy” Collins on bass, Phelps “Catfish” Collins on guitar and “Funky Drummer” Clyde Stubblefield. “James Brown always leaned into theRead More →

Island Def Jam Music Group February 18 marks the 50th anniversary of the release of KISS‘ self-titled debut album, which included such songs as “Strutter,” “Black Diamond” and “Deuce.” But while those songs may be KISS classics today, The Starchild Paul Stanley says those tunes didn’t exactly take off out of the gate.  Stanley tells ABCRead More →

Scott Dudelson/Getty Images Brian Wilson, co-founder of the Beach Boys, has been has been placed under a conservatorship, his longtime manager, Jean Sievers, confirmed in a statement to KABC-TV. The statement says that the decision was made after Brian’s wife Melinda passed away, noting that Sievers and Wilson family representative LeeAnn Hard will be his co-conservators.  “ThisRead More →

ABC/Heidi Gutman After being missing for more than 50 years, Paul McCartney’s long-lost Höfner has been found. The Lost Bass Project has been searching for McCartney’s bass since 2018. Back in September it took the search global, determined to find the instrument, which has been described as “the most important bass in history.” McCartneyRead More →

Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for The Michael J. Fox Foundation Joan Jett is one of the many female musicians featured in an upcoming Rock & Roll Hall of Fame exhibit titled Revolutionary Women in Music: Left of Center. In addition to Jett, who was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of FameRead More →