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Depeche Mode Co-Founder Andy Fletcher Dead At 60

Depeche Mode Co-Founder Andy Fletcher Dead At 60

Rock & Roll Hall of Famers Depeche Mode co-founder and keyboardist Andy Fletcher is no more, the band announced on social media on Thursday (May 26). Fletcher's bandmates said, "We are shocked and filled with overwhelming sadness with the untimely passing of our dear friend, family member and bandmate Andy 'Fletch' Fletcher." "Fletch had a… ... Continue Reading
Queen's Brian May Reveals Inspiration For 'China Belle'

Queen's Brian May Reveals Inspiration For 'China Belle'

Brian May has revealed in a new interview how pursuing his passion for astronomy in China resulted in the magical track "China Belle" from his Another World album. "'China Belle' happened when I went on this wonderful trip to China to see a total eclipse of the Sun," May said in an exclusive interview filmed… ... Continue Reading
Atlantis Concert For Earth To Feature Black Eyed Peas, Pitbull, Sting & More

Atlantis Concert For Earth To Feature Black Eyed Peas, Pitbull, Sting & More

The inaugural Atlantis Concert for Earth it set to feature performances from Black Eyed Peas, Pitbull and Sting, among others. Atlantis Entertainment announced the first-ever edition of the Atlantis Concert for Earth, a two-day nonprofit concert to promote global conservation efforts. The event is set to take place from July 22 to July 23 in… ... Continue Reading
Scorpions Share Lyric Video For 'The Language Of My Heart'

Scorpions Share Lyric Video For 'The Language Of My Heart'

Scorpions recently released a lyric video for "The Language Of My Heart," a bonus track on French edition of the band's latest album, Rock Believer. A tragic event during a concert at the Bataclan music club in Paris in 2015, where gunfire killed more than a hundred people, inspired the lyrics for "The Language Of… ... Continue Reading
Don McLean, Lee Greenwood & More Pull Out Of NRA Convention After School Shooting

Don McLean, Lee Greenwood & More Pull Out Of NRA Convention After School Shooting

A number of artists have pulled out of a concert at the National Rifle Association's national convention in Houston this weekend following Tuesday's mass shooting at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas. "American Pie" singer-songwriter Don McLean was the first to withdraw, saying it would be hurtful for him to perform at the event. "In… ... Continue Reading
Iggy Pop Receives 2022 Polar Music Prize At Gala Ceremony In Sweden

Iggy Pop Receives 2022 Polar Music Prize At Gala Ceremony In Sweden

Swedish King Carl XVI Gustaf presented the Polar Music Prize to Iggy Pop at a gala ceremony held at the Grand Hotel in Stockholm, Sweden, on Tuesday, May 24. "Recognition is a hard mistress," Pop said in his acceptance speech. Referring to his Swedish connections, the punk legend added, "Ada Osterberg, a Swedish émigré to… ... Continue Reading
Yes Drummer Alan White Dead At 72

Yes Drummer Alan White Dead At 72

Yes drummer Alan White has died at the age of 72, his family confirmed in a statement posted on his Facebook page. "Alan White, our beloved husband, dad, and grandpa, passed away at the age of 72 at his Seattle-area home on May 26, 2022, after a brief illness," White's family said. They added, "Throughout… ... Continue Reading
Aerosmith Cancel Summer Las Vegas Residency Shows As Steven Tyler Enters Rehab

Aerosmith Cancel Summer Las Vegas Residency Shows As Steven Tyler Enters Rehab

Aerosmith have canceled their Summer Las Vegas Residency shows after frontman Steven Tyler entered a rehabilitation center following a relapse. The shows affected by Tyler's stint in rehab are the first set of "Deuces are Wild" residency dates in June and July. "As many of you know, our beloved brother Steven has worked on his… ... Continue Reading
Star-Studded Lineup Of Artists Revealed For 'Elvis' Soundtrack

Star-Studded Lineup Of Artists Revealed For 'Elvis' Soundtrack

The star-studded lineup for the soundtrack to Baz Luhrmann's Elvis Presley biopic, Elvis, has been revealed. The soundtrack will feature Eminem & CeeLo Green, Stevie Nicks, Jack White, Tame Impala, Jazmine Sullivan, Gary Clark Jr., Kacey Musgraves and many more. While the lineup announces all the artists set to appear on the soundtrack, it doesn't… ... Continue Reading
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band Announce 2023 International Tour

Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band Announce 2023 International Tour

Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band have announced a 2023 International Tour. Springsteen and his primary backing rock band will mark their return to the road in early February with a string of to-be-announced U.S. arena dates, followed by European stadium shows kicking off on April 28 in Barcelona and a second North American… ... Continue Reading
Mötley Crüe's Vince Neil Join Tour Opener Classless Act On New Single

Mötley Crüe's Vince Neil Join Tour Opener Classless Act On New Single

Mötley Crüe's Vince Neil joined the band's summer tour openers Classless Act on their new single, also titled "Classless Act." Neil lends his vocals at the half-way mark of the song, amid the wailing guitars, with a sketch of his face appearing in the video that features a courtroom scene. "This song really is a… ... Continue Reading
Billie Eilish, Coldplay & Many Others Sign Open Letter Urging World Leaders To End Extreme Poverty

Billie Eilish, Coldplay & Many Others Sign Open Letter Urging World Leaders To End Extreme Poverty

Billie Eilish and Coldplay were among a number of musicians, artists, and entertainers around the world that have signed an open letter demanding world leaders take measures to end extreme poverty. Focusing on the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on efforts to eliminate the causes and consequences of extreme poverty, the letter calls on… ... Continue Reading
Chicago Share First New Music In Over Eight Years 'If This Is Goodbye'

Chicago Share First New Music In Over Eight Years 'If This Is Goodbye'

Chicago recently released a new single, "If This Is Goodbye," their first new music in eight years, ahead of their summer co-headlining tour with Brian Wilson, co-founder of the Beach Boys, with Al Jardine and Blondie Chaplin. "If This Is Goodbye" is the band's first original release since 2014's Chicago XXXVI: Now, and their first… ... Continue Reading
Kelly Clarkson Performs Cover Of Joni Mitchell's 'River'

Kelly Clarkson Performs Cover Of Joni Mitchell's 'River'

Kelly Clarkson performed a cover of Joni Mitchell's "River" during the "Kellyoke" segment of "The Kelly Clarkson Show" on Friday, May 20. Clarkson stayed faithful to the song, while she was joined on stage by her musical director Jason Halbert and guitarist Jaco Caraco. "I wish I had a river/I could skate away on," Clarkson… ... Continue Reading
George Thorogood & The Destroyers Announce 2022 Australian Tour

George Thorogood & The Destroyers Announce 2022 Australian Tour

To mark the 40th anniversary of their hit album Bad To The Bone, George Thorogood & The Destroyers have announced an Australian tour. Spread across October and November 2022, the blues-rock band's select run of headline shows kicks off at the Canberra Theatre on October 27. Tickets for the "Good To Be Bad Tour: 45… ... Continue Reading
Diana Ross Teams Up With Tame Impala On New Single 'Turn Up The Sunshine'

Diana Ross Teams Up With Tame Impala On New Single 'Turn Up The Sunshine'

Diana Ross has teamed up with Tame Impala for a new single "Turn Up The Sunshine." The song will feature on the soundtrack for the latest film in the Despicable Me franchise, Minions: The Rise Of Gru. The single was co-written by Jack Antonoff, Tame Impala's Kevin Parker, Sam Dew and Grammy-winning Swedish musician/producer Patrik… ... Continue Reading
Dio's 'Holy Diver' Getting Super Deluxe Edition

Dio's 'Holy Diver' Getting Super Deluxe Edition

Rhino Records has announced that a super deluxe edition of Dio's 1983 debut album Holy Diver will be out on July 8, two days head of what would have been Ronnie James Dio's 80th birthday. The Holy Diver: Super Deluxe Edition set, remixed by Joe Barresi, will contain some unreleased outtakes, live tracks and rarities… ... Continue Reading
Def Leppard Release New Single 'Fire It Up'

Def Leppard Release New Single 'Fire It Up'

Def Leppard recently released "Fire It Up," the third single from their upcoming twelfth full-length album, Diamond Star Halos, due to arrive on May 27. The band is set to premiere the music video for "Fire It Up" on May 26 and follow it up by releasing a YouTube premiere-exclusive afterparty that will see the… ... Continue Reading
KISS Perform In First Clip From Neil Bogart Biopic 'Spinning Gold'

KISS Perform In First Clip From Neil Bogart Biopic 'Spinning Gold'

The first clip previewing Spinning Gold, a biopic about Casablanca Records founder Neil Bogart, features a live performance from KISS. The biopic was first conceived in 1990. After several drafts, multiple castings and a decades-long search for the right director, the movie has finally arrived with Neil's son Tim Bogart directing the project. "Born Neil… ... Continue Reading
Jerry Lee Lewis, Keith Whitley To Be Inducted Into Country Music Hall Of Fame

Jerry Lee Lewis, Keith Whitley To Be Inducted Into Country Music Hall Of Fame

The Country Music Hall Of Fame has announced that Jerry Lee Lewis, Keith Whitley and Joe Galante will be the 2022 inductees. The members-elect will be honored during a Medallion Ceremony at the Museum in October, with heartfelt testimonials and once-in-a-lifetime musical tributes. Rock & roll pioneer Jerry Lee Lewis will be inducted in the… ... Continue Reading