Courtesy of Live Nation U2 wrapped their Las Vegas residency, U2: UV Achtung Baby Live at Sphere, this weekend with two special shows — and a couple of special guests. Rumors had suggested that U2 drummer Larry Mullen, Jr., who sat out the residency as he recovered from surgery, wouldRead More →

BFD/Audium Nashville/The Orchard Don McClean is getting ready to share some new music. The “American Pie” singer will release his new studio album, American Boys, on May 17. McClean has enlisted the a cappella group Home Free for two songs on the album, including the just released title track, which he describes as a “tribute toRead More →

Rhino Deep Purple has shared a new video for their classic track “Smoke On The Water.”  The animated clip recounts recounts the story of the song’s origin. It was inspired by the events that surrounded the recording of Deep Purple’s 1972 album, Machine Head. In 1971 the band planned to record at Montreux Casino,Read More →

Matthew Baker/Getty Images Roger Daltrey turned 80 on Friday, March 1, and he celebrated with a nice cold beer. But it wasn’t just any old can of suds. The Who frontman showed off his birthday beverage of choice on social media: Rogers Pale Ale, a beer specially brewed for him by LakedownRead More →

Jonas Mohr/Warner Records Twenty years ago, Rod Stewart topped the U.S. charts with Stardust: The Great American Songbook, Volume III, a collection of standards. Now he’s topped the U.K. charts with another collection of standards — this time done in an upbeat, big-band style. Swing Fever, Rod’s new album with SqueezeRead More →

Legacy Recordings A new book of mystery stories inspired by the music of AC/DC is set for release this summer. Black in Black, named after the band’s seventh studio album, is an anthology featuring 10 mysteries each named after a song on the album, one of which is a new Jack Reacher taleRead More →

Light in the Attic Keith Richards is paying tribute to the late Lou Reed on what would have been the rocker’s 82nd birthday. The Rolling Stones guitarist has just shared a cover of “I’m Waiting for the Man,” a track he recorded for the upcoming compilation The Power of the Heart: ARead More →

Virgin EMI/Mercury Records Def Leppard is sharing a previously unreleased demo from their classic album Pyromania. The band has just released “Photograph – Rough Mix Version (Unfinished Vocal),” which will appear on the upcoming 40th anniversary deluxe edition of Pyromania. The track doesn’t sound too far off from the original, although itRead More →

On This Day, March 1, 1995 … R.E.M. drummer Bill Berry collapsed onstage at the Patinoire Auditorium in Lausanne, Switzerland, after suffering a brain aneurysm. The band was on tour in support of their ninth studio album, Monster. It was their first tour in six years. Berry underwent surgery and R.E.M. wound upRead More →

Sony Music Bruce Springsteen is looking back at his 50-year career with a new compilation album. Best of Bruce Springsteen, dropping April 9, will feature a collection of The Boss’ hits, early career favorites, live staples and more, marking the first time his career-spanning works have been together in one set.  TheRead More →