Songwriter Joe South Dies at Age 72
Songwriter Joe South, who played on Bob Dylan‘s ‘Blonde on Blonde’ and whose song ‘Hush’ became a huge hit for Deep Purple, died at age 72 today (Sept. 5) of unspecified causes.
Early Recordings from Ringo Starr’s Pre-Beatles Band Unearthed
Before there were the Beatles, Richard Starkey was a group called Rory Storm and the Hurricanes. The drummer, who would go on to change his name to Ringo Starr, recorded with the band before joining the Fab Four, and now some of those early recordings have surfaced after more than 50 years.
Rolling Stones Reportedly Set to Play Four Shows in 2012
The Rolling Stones‘ Mick Jagger hinted earlier this year that “autumn” would be the next time he thought we’d see the band onstage. It now looks as though that prediction is pretty spot on, as Billboard reports that the band are in the process of lining up four performances later this year.
The Who’s Roger Daltrey Selling 1976 Tour T-Shirt for Teenage Cancer Trust Charity
How much would you give for a piece of rock and roll history? The Who‘s Roger Daltrey wants to know, as he’s attempting to continue his support of the Teenage Cancer Trust charity by putting up his 1976 green tour t-shirt on the block.
Journey Accept Big Money Offer to Play Mitt Romney’s Fundraiser
Journey won’t stop believing in the power of the almighty greenback, as the band will head to Florida this week to take part in a private Mitt Romney fundraising event.
Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney and His Wife Name Their Favorite Musicians
Beware Mitt Romney! The last time a politician cited his love for a band – a guy you might know named Paul Ryan talking about Rage Against the Machine – things got a little testy. Ryan, of course, is Romney’s running mate hoping their ticket ends up in the White House. Still, even with the troubled last attempt to talk music by Ryan, Mitt and his wife Ann took a few moments to reveal their music t
John Lennon’s Killer Mark David Chapman Will Face Parole Board This Week
It’s unfortunate, but the name of Mark David Chapman will continually be mentioned in the same breath of John Lennon, as the man who shot and killed the Beatles legend returns to the headlines every few years when his parole hearing comes up.
Blood, Sweat & Tears Saxophone Player Bill Tillman Dead at 65
Blood, Sweat & Tears saxophone player Bill Tillman, who performed with the group for much of the ’70s, passed away in Houston Wednesday (Aug. 15) at age 65 after an early morning fall.
Slash Jockeying for ‘Sesame Street’ Gig
Believe it or not, Slash hasn’t performed everywhere. In fact, the guitarist has one gig that’s eluded him for years that he still wants to play. So please, can’t you tell him how to get… how to get to Sesame Street?
Rod Stewart Tells His Story in ‘Rod: The Autobiography’
Rod Stewart has lived a colorful life, and fans will get a chance to dig a little deeper into his story via the new book ‘Rod: The Autobiography.”
Joe Walsh Eyes James Gang Revival
During the ’70s, it’s safe to say that the Eagles and his solo work brought Joe Walsh most of his headlines, but the singer/guitarist says his other band, the James Gang, may see a bit of a revival if he has anything to say about it.
Paul McCartney’s ‘Hey Jude’ Closes Out London Summer 2012 Opening Olympic Ceremony
Paul McCartney was the one known quantity going into the Opening Ceremony at the London 2012 Summer Olympics, and the Beatle great did not disappoint.