Slaven Vlasic/Getty ImagesRob Thomas is preparing to say goodbye to his best friend Samy, his ailing senior dog, and is going above and beyond to make sure he’s comfortable. “So our Samy has a host of problems. But the one that is the most pressing is his kidneys are failing,” the Matchbox Twenty frontmanRead More →

Sylvain Sylvain with David Johansen of New York Dolls in 2011; Marc Broussely/RedfernsSylvain Sylvain, founding rhythm guitarist of the influential glam-punk band New York Dolls, died Wednesday of cancer, according to a message on his official Facebook page. He was 69. The note reads, “Sylvain battled cancer for the pastRead More →

Polygram/UMe/Mercury StudiosJust a reminder: That recent documentary focusing on The Go-Go’s will be released on DVD, Blu-ray and digital formats on February 5, and the film also will be available via rental services the same day. The film, aptly titled The Go-Go’s, charts the history of the all-female band, fromRead More →

Credit: Julie FogertyEx-Creedence Clearwater Revival frontman John Fogerty‘s Fogerty’s Factory album, which was issued on CD and digitally in November, gets its vinyl release today. The 12-track collection features mostly of new versions of CCR tunes and Fogerty solo songs that John recorded with his three youngest children — sons ShaneRead More →

Damien Hirst, Dog with Bone, 2017 © Damien Hirst and Science Ltd. All rights reserved, DACS 2021.Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea and returning guitarist John Frusciante play together on a song that will be featured on The Problem of Leisure, an upcoming tribute album to late Gang of FourRead More →

ABC/CRAIG SJODIN2020 was a big year for Elton John: Even if he wasn’t able to tour, he won an Oscar, did a lot of online charity events, released his autobiography in paperback, put out his archival Jewel Box collection, and collaborated with artists ranging from Lady Gaga to British alt-rockersRead More →

Christopher Polk/Getty Images for NARASLongtime pals James Taylor and Carole King have been using their platforms for decades to support politicians, so it’s no surprise that they’re involved in the festivities leading up to Joe Biden‘s inauguration next week. Both singer/songwriters will perform at a concert called We the People,Read More →

Credit: Amanda DemmeFleetwood Mac drummer Mick Fleetwood has sold all of his royalty interests in his band’s recordings outright to BMG. The deal encompasses more than 300 recordings, spanning from Fleetwood Mac’s third album, 1969’s Play On, to the present, and including such hits as “Dreams,” “The Chain,” “Don’t Stop,”Read More →

PRNewsfoto/HarperCollins Children’s BooksA new illustrated children’s book inspired by Cat Stevens‘ 1971 hit “Peace Train” will be published on May 11 in celebration of the uplifting song’s 50th anniversary. The Peace Train book features the song’s lyrics, which express hope for global peace and unity, accompanied by illustrations by bestsellingRead More →

Tim Bogert and Carmine Appice in 2005; Bill McCay/WireImageOriginal Vanilla Fudge bassist Tim Bogert, who also was a founding member of Cactus and the supergroup Beck, Bogert & Appice, died on Wednesday, January 13, after a battle with cancer at age 76. Carmine Appice, who played drums in all threeRead More →