On This Day, June 12, 1982 … Bruce Springsteen, James Taylor, Jackson Browne, Joan Baez, Linda Ronstadt and Gary U.S. Bonds performed for a million protesters at the Rally for Nuclear Disarmament on the Great Lawn in New York’s Central Park.  The rally was timed to coincide with a United Nations Special Session on Disarmament. The gathering wasRead More →

Warner Music The model who inspired the cover of Duran Duran’s 1982 album, Rio, has been identified, 42 years after the album’s release. The Instagram account @nagel_angel shared a post revealing that artist and illustrator Patrick Nagel used a 1981 multipage editorial from Vogue Paris featuring model Marcie Hunt for the cover. The infoRead More →

Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic The four members of R.E.M. – Michael Stipe, Mike Mills, Bill Berry and Peter Buck – sit down with CBS Mornings Thursday for what will be their first interview together in almost 30 years. The band is set to be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame thatRead More →

Noble ID Blondie is bringing two of their albums back to digital services. The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame band announced on Instagram that Ghosts of Download and Panic of Girls will both be returning to all digital streaming platforms on Friday. Panic of Girls, Blondie’s ninth studio album, was releasedRead More →

Francisco J. Olmo/Europa Press via Getty Images AC/DC’s 50th anniversary is being celebrated with a new luxury watch collection. Swiss luxury watchmaker Franck Muller has just unveiled the AC/DC 50th Anniversary limited-edition collection, which, according to the description, was created to “honor the band’s global acclaim and enduring legacy.”  TheRead More →

SAV/GC Images Back in 2015, glam rocker Gary Glitter, best known for his song “Rock & Roll Part 2,” was convicted of sexually assaulting three young girls between the years of 1975 and 1980, and now he’s been ordered to compensate one of his victims.   A judge in the U.K.Read More →

Island Bon Jovi is in a battle for #1 in the U.K. The band’s new album, FOREVER, is currently the front-runner to top the U.K. Official Album chart, which would make it the New Jersey rockers’ sixth U.K. #1.  But while Bon Jovi is currently leading the race, they’re facing someRead More →

courtesy of Styx/Foreigner As they get ready to launch their Renegades & Juke Box Heroes co-headlining tour, Foreigner and Styx have announced that a very special compilation album will be available during stops on the trek.  The album, also called Renegades & Juke Box Heroes, will feature live recordings ofRead More →

Sam Tabone/WireImage Looks like new music may be on the way from Def Leppard. The band shared a cryptic post on social media featuring a rotary phone on fire, with the words “Light up the fuel” and two phone numbers. The caption added, “Light up the fuel. Just Like 73.Read More →

On This Day, June 11, 1988… Sting, Dire Straits, Eric Clapton and Peter Gabriel were among the artists who performed at a 70th birthday tribute concert for imprisoned anti-apartheid revolutionary Nelson Mandela at Wembley Stadium in London.  The concert was broadcast to 67 countries, to an audience of 600 million. OtherRead More →