Tim Mosenfelder/Getty ImagesSmash Mouth was one of the acts performing at Sunday’s Sturgis Motorcycle Rally’s Buffalo Chip concert series, in spite of the COVID-19 pandemic, but the group’s manager insists every possible safety precaution was taken at the South Dakota event. “The promoter did a fantastic job with their [COVID-19]Read More →

Virgin/AtlanticBet Phil Collins didn’t feel this one coming: His classic 1981 hit “In the Air Tonight,” from his first solo album Face Value, is back on the charts after 39 years, thanks to a viral YouTube video showing a pair of twin brothers reacting to hearing the song for theRead More →

Rick Guest/Interscope RecordsWho frontman Roger Daltrey recently took part in an hourlong Zoom interview with the band’s longtime art director Richard Evans that’s been posted on YouTube and that featured the singer fielding a variety of questions submitted by fans. Among the interesting topics Daltrey discussed were his favorite songRead More →

Dove ShoreSheryl Crow recently re-released her 2012 B-side “Woman in the White House,” updated for 2020. Now, she’s released a video to go along with it. The clip shows footage of Sheryl singing and walking near the White House and the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C., intercut with footage ofRead More →

Jim Dyson/Getty ImagesFounding Talking Heads drummer Chris Frantz, who released a memoir last month titled Remain in Love, will participate in an online interview event as part of the Summerstage Anywhere “Culture Talks” digital series being presented by New York’s City Parks Foundation. The Q&A session is scheduled for thisRead More →

Courtesy of Morrison Hotel GalleryA star-studded virtual music festival called (De)Tour, which will raise money to aid artists, crew members and independent venues and promoters affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, will take place this Saturday, August 15. The daylong event, which will be streamed at RollingLiveStudios.com starting at 1 p.m.Read More →

Fin Costello/RedfernsMartin Birch, a record producer and engineer who worked on albums by rock heavyweights including Fleetwood Mac, Deep Purple, Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Whitesnake, Blue Öyster Cult and Iron Maiden, died Sunday at the age of 71. Birch’s passing was announced in a Twitter post by Whitesnake frontman David Coverdale,Read More →

Courtesy of Julien’s AuctionsSome of the biggest names in music have donated personal items to an auction that will allow MusiCares — the charitable foundation of the Recording Academy — to help music industry professionals whose livelihoods have been devastated by COVID-19. Elton John, U2‘s Bono, The Bee Gees, CarlosRead More →

Burak Cingi/RedfernsA concert planned for September in Germany will be that country’s first real test of whether or not it’s safe to hold large-scale live music events — and Bryan Adams has offered himself up as the headliner. The outdoor concert, dubbed Give Live a Chance!, will take place atRead More →

Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for dcpMadonna is on the loose after cutting ties with Interscope, her home of nearly a decade. Billboard reports that the “Ray of Light” singer originally signed with Interscope in 2011 and released three albums under the label — 2012’s MDNA, 2015’s Rebel Heart and her most recent work Madame X.  AllRead More →