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 →

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 →

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 →

UMeThe Go-Go’s will perform their new single, “Club Zero,” today as part a livestream event called The 19th Represents: 2020 Virtual Summit. The virtual conference spotlights women who are making important contributions to U.S. culture and politics, and marks the centennial of the 19th Amendment, which gave women to rightRead More →

Courtesy of Live NationDozens of well-known music artists are coming together virtually for an online benefit special called Six String Salute taking place September 17, that will raise money for Live Nation’s Crew Nation relief fund aiding live music crews who have lost work due to the COVID-19 pandemic. AmongRead More →

Robin Little/RedfernsBritish Invasion singer Wayne Fontana, who with his band The Mindbenders scored a #1 hit in 1965 with “The Game of Love,” died on August 6, Billboard reports. He was 74. Fontana’s passing was confirmed in a tweet from the U.K.’s Chimes International agency on behalf of Wayne’s family,Read More →

RCA/Legacy RecordingsA new archival Elvis Presley box set focusing on the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll’s legendary marathon 1970 Nashville recording sessions with the famed “Nashville Cats” collective of studio musicians will be released as a four-CD set and digitally on November 20. From Elvis in Nashville will feature theRead More →

Credit: Jesse DitmarPatti Smith will take part in a special livestream event scheduled for September 4 at 9 p.m. ET that will feature her performing songs with longtime backing-band member Tony Shanahan and reading excerpts from her latest memoir, Year of the Monkey. The show, dubbed “An Evening of WordsRead More →

Scott Robert Ritchie; Trojan Jamaica/BMGRingo Starr contributes percussion to a new version of the late Bob Marley‘s classic song “Three Little Birds” by reggae veterans Toots and the Maytals that was released this week as a digital download and via streaming services. The track also features guest vocals by Bob’sRead More →

Credit: Kate IzorRoger Waters has once again teamed up remotely with his Us + Them tour backing band to create another socially distanced performance video. The new clip features renditions of back-to-back songs from Pink Floyd‘s classic 1979 concept album The Wall: “Vera” and “Bring the Boys Back Home.” YouRead More →