John Sciulli/WireImage for Audi of America, Inc. Someone like Elton John isn’t just going to wear a regular old terrycloth bathrobe now, is he? On the Rocket Man’s Instagram, he’s posted a photo of himself, husband David Furnish and their two sons, Zachary and Elijah, posing on a balcony inRead More →

Courtesy of A pair a virtual Van Morrison concerts will stream globally at on consecutive days, September 10 and 11. The first show will feature Morrison delivering a 65-minute concert that will include renditions of songs from throughout his expansive catalog. The second concert features Van showcasing tunesRead More →

Courtesy of Apple TV+ The first trailer has been released for acclaimed indie-film director Todd Haynes‘ upcoming documentary about The Velvet Underground, the influential New York City-based band fronted by Lou Reed during the late 1960s and early ’70s. The movie, simply titled The Velvet Underground, will premiere in theatersRead More →

Iron Butterfly in 1969, Ron Bushy second from left; ullstein bild/ullstein bild via Getty Images Ron Bushy, longtime drummer of the psychedelic band Iron Butterfly, who played on the band’s classic 1968 song “In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida,” died Sunday morning at the age of 79. A message on the band’s official Facebook pageRead More →

ullstein bild via Getty Images ABBA went on hiatus nearly 40 years ago, but now their music has come to TikTok. As Billboard reports, the Swedish group’s catalog is now available to TikTok users.  ABBA’s music was the most requested by an act that doesn’t have an official TikTok accountRead More →

Bushbranch/Surfdog Records/EPC Enterprises LLP Eric Clapton released a brand-new single on Friday titled “This Has Gotta Stop” that available now as a digital download and via streaming services. The mid-tempo blues-rock shuffle finds Clapton apparently railing against his detractors, perhaps in response to the media backlash he’s received in recentRead More →

Daniel Boczarski/Redferns The music world is mourning one of its greats. Lee “Scratch” Perry, hailed for breaking boundaries for reggae and dub music during the ’60s and ’70s, has died at age 85. The Jamaica Observer confirmed Perry’s passing, saying he died of an unspecified illness at Noel Holmes Hospital in his nativeRead More →

CliffSongs Records Ex-Creedence Clearwater Revival drummer Doug “Cosmo” Clifford has just released an archival album called For All the Money in the World that he recorded in 1986 with then-Greg Kihn Band bassist/songwriter Steve Wright, who died in 2017. Clifford tells ABC Audio that the project came about when Wright,Read More →

Rhino War has been celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, and as part of the festivities, a new animated video looking at the stories behind some of the funk/rock/soul group’s biggest hits has debuted at the band’s official YouTube channel. The “Behind the Hits” clip features commentary by founding singer/keyboardistRead More →

Surfdog Records Are you ready to rumble? Well, Brian Setzer is! The Stray Cats frontman released his first new solo album in seven years, Gotta Have the Rumble, today on CD and digital formats. The new collection features 11 original tunes written or co-written by Setzer. To coincide with theRead More →