ROCK

Fats Domino, Towering Pioneer of Early Rock and Roll, Dies at 89 (video)

Inspired Elvis Presley, Beatles, Rolling Stones

Fats Domino, a rock and roll pioneer who paved the way for hundreds of artists, has died at 89.

Fats Domino, the legendary rock ‘n’ roll musician, passed away today (Oct. 25). His daughter said the ‘Blueberry Hill’ singer passed away peacefully, surrounded by family and friends.

ROCK

Macklemore Shows Support for Kesha on New Tune 'Good Old Days' (listen!)

Singer Involved in Nasty Legal Dispute

MacLemore and Kesha team up on Good Old Days from his new album. (Photo:ScreenCap)

Macklemore’s new single, “Good Old Days,” featuring Kesha, is more than an opportunity for Kesha to show off her singing chops. It’s a strong statement of support in her legal battle with her former manager.

ROCK

What's Liam Gallagher Got Against Today's Rockers? Plenty, It Seems

Releasing Solo Album to 'Counteract the Bullsh*t

Former Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher says he’s releasing a debut solo album to ‘counteract the bullshit’ of today’s rock stars. (Photo: Bang Showbiz)

Liam Gallagher, the outspoken and irascible former frontman for the British rock band Oasis, is picking another fight. He’s vowing to “counteract the bullshit” of today’s rock bands with a new album, because they’ve lost their distinctive sounds and drifted into pop music.

JAZZ

Project Grand Slam's Robert Miller Details Passion for Jazz, Rock Fusion

'The PGS Experience' Will Be Fifth Studio Album

Robert Miller is exploring the intersection of jazz and rock on his latest album ‘The PGS Experience.’ (Photo: disCompany )

Project Grand Slam founder and leader Robert Miller says the group’s fifth recording, The PGS Experience, will mesh “a heavier sound of rock ‘n’ roll and jazz to drive things right down the line.”

ROCK

Beatles Paul McCartney Still Loved at 74; Rocks NJ Concert (Video!)

Storming Country on One on One Tour

Paul McCartney of Beatles fame rocked out at Met Life Stadium in East Rutherford New Jersey, mixing old, new and in between songs. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

Paul McCartney of Beatles fame rocked out at Met Life Stadium in East Rutherford New Jersey, mixing old, new and in between songs. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

Paul McCartney still knows how to put on a show at 74. The ex-Beatle played for almost three hours to a packed Met Life Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ, running the gamut of his musical repertoire from Beatles classics to Wings hits and some interesting new material.

ROCK

Prince Finds Immortality on Apollo Walk of Fame in NYC (photos, video!)

Joins Michael Jackson, Ella Fitzgerald on Walk

Singer Meli'sa Morgan, saxophonist Maceo Parker, singer Andy Allo and Apollo Theater President and DEO Jonelle Procope honor Prince on the Apollo Walk Of Fame at The Apollo Theater in New York City. (Photo by Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images)

Singer Meli’sa Morgan, saxophonist Maceo Parker, singer Andy Allo and Apollo Theater President and DEO Jonelle Procope honor Prince on the Apollo Walk Of Fame at The Apollo Theater in New York City. (Photo by Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images)

Prince, the iconic ’80s and ’90s superstar who shunned publicity for most of his life, received a dose of immortality in New York City with the addition of a plaque in his honor on the famed Apollo Theater’s Walk of Fame. Were he alive, he likely would have shunned the ceremony.

MUSIC

Pink Power Vocals Drive Disney's New 'Alice in Wonderland' Film (watch!)

Covers Jefferson Airplane Classic White Rabbit

Pink will be contributing an original song to the new Disney film 'Alice Through the Looking Glass' and also sings the iconic 'White Rabbit' for its marketing campaign. (Photo: ScreenCap)

Pink will be contributing an original song to the new Disney film ‘Alice Through the Looking Glass’ and also sings the iconic ‘White Rabbit’ for its marketing campaign. (Photo: ScreenCap)

Pink’s punk-rock power vocals will be the driving force behind Disney’s new film “Alice Through the Looking Glass” soundtrack. She’s writing an original song and will also sing such classics as Jefferson Airplane’s “White Rabbit.”

ROCK

Bruce Springsteen Brings Glory Days Back to Saturday Night Live (watch!)

Promoting New Album and Upcoming Tour

 Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band were the musical guests on Saturday Night Live, recalling the show's glory days. (Photo by Dana Edelson/NBC)

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band were the musical guests on Saturday Night Live, recalling the show’s glory days. (Photo by Dana Edelson/NBC)

Bruce Springsteen returned to Saturday Night Live (SNL) and recalled the show’s glory days with two songs off his new compilation album The Ties That Bind: The River Collection. Bruce first played on the show in 1992 and made his third appearance this weekend.

BETWEEN THE LINES

Lenny Kravitz at His Best, Rocking Live on Tour, Captured on New DVD

Eagle Rock Set Includes 12 Songs, Interviews

Lenny Kravitz is captured live on a new DVD recorded during the European leg of his latest tour. It's an unvarnished look at the man and his music from Eagle Rock Entertainment. (Photo: Lenny Kravitz)

Lenny Kravitz is captured live on a new DVD recorded during the European leg of his latest tour. It’s an unvarnished look at the man and his music from Eagle Rock Entertainment. (Photo: Lenny Kravitz)

Lenny Kravitz, known for his retro style and innovative sound, has just released “Just Let Go,” a live-concert DVD, recorded during the European leg of his recent world tour. Kravitz in concert is a force to be reckoned with, and the new release includes many of his top hits.

ROCK

Bobby Whitlock Ready to Reprise Derek & The Dominos on Just Us Tour

Hits the Road in Sept. for 11 Acoustic Shows

Bobby Whitlock, best known as a member of  Derick & The Dominos, is touring this fall, reprising some of the iconic songs he's performed throughout his career. (Photo: Bobby Whitlock)

Bobby Whitlock, best known as a member of Derick & The Dominos, is touring this fall, reprising some of the iconic songs he’s performed throughout his career. (Photo: Bobby Whitlock)

Bobby Whitlock has had an immeasurable impact on music. The co-founder of Derek And The Dominos and co-writer of such classics as “Bell Bottom Blues,” will hit the road this fall on an 11-date tour featuring all-acoustic sets in intimate settings.

REVIEWS

Boy George, Culture Club Preview New Songs at NYC Show (Video!)

Band Soars on '80s Classics, David Bowie Tribute

Boy George and Culture Club put on an '80s revival at the Beacon Theater in New York City, and previewed new songs off their upcoming album. (Photo: ScreenCap)

Boy George and Culture Club put on an ’80s revival at the Beacon Theater in New York City, and previewed new songs off their upcoming album. (Photo: ScreenCap)

With visions of London’s King’s Road circa 1985 in my mind, I witnessed Culture Club’s return to New York City at The Beacon Theatre. Despite some rough patches, the re-formed bunch kicked off with my personal favorite, “Church of then Poisoned Mind” and took off from there.

ROCK

Dresden Dolls' Amanda Palmer Talks About Battle With Lyme Disease

Forced to Miss Opening for Morrissey in Cali

Amanda Palmer of Dresden Dolls posted this  photo on her blog to shout out to fan about her battle with Lyme Disease. (Photo: Amanda Palmer)

Amanda Palmer of Dresden Dolls posted this photo on her blog to shout out to fan about her battle with Lyme Disease. (Photo: Amanda Palmer)

Amanda Palmer, lead singer of Boston duo Dresden Dolls, revealed today (July 26) why she was forced cancel her scheduled appearance at a Morrissey concert at San Jose State University. She was being treated for Lyme Disease, she said.

ROCK

Alabama Shakes Rattles and Rolls SNL With 'Gimme All Your Love' (see!)

Makes Return to Show as Super Group

Alabama Shakes made a return appearance on Saturday Night Live, this time as a super group, and sang two songs, including the first single off their new album. (Photo:ScreenCap)

Alabama Shakes made a return appearance on Saturday Night Live, this time as a super group, and sang two songs, including the first single off their new album. (Photo:ScreenCap)

Alabama Shakes played “Gimme All Your Love” for the first time on television on “Saturday Night Live” featuring the spectacular guitar work and vocals of lead singer Brittany Howard. She belted out the bluesy, rock tune in what has become her signature style.

BETWEEN THE LINES

George Harrison: A Look Back at His Career on His 72nd Birthday (video)

A Lasting Legacy of Music and Human Dignity

George Harrison set a standard in music and his life that was marked by his humanitarianism.  He died in 2001.  He would be 72 today (Feb. 25) had he lived. (Photo by Wolstenholme/Getty Images)

George Harrison set a standard in music and his life that was marked by his humanitarianism. He died in 2001. He would be 72 today (Feb. 25) had he lived. (Photo by Wolstenholme/Getty Images)

George Harrison was unquestionably the Beatle I really wanted to meet. Who could forget his early songs like “Taxman” and “Blue Jay Way,” or his lasting contribution to human rights. He would have been 72 today had he survived the lung cancer that took his life in 2001 at the age of 58.

ROCK

Foo Fighters Blast Off Sonic Highways Tour in Brisbane, Australia (video!!)

Played a 25-Song Set in Support of New Album

Dave Grohl rocks out in Brisbane, Australia with the Foo Fighters as part of their worldwide tour. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)

Dave Grohl rocks out in Brisbane, Australia with the Foo Fighters as part of their worldwide tour. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)

The Foo Fighters kicked off their Sonic Highways Tour in Brisbane, Australia today (Feb. 25) marking the band’s 20th anniversary. They played for a crowd estimated at 50,000 fans.

 

Meek Mill Could Get Serious Time for Latest in String of Parole Violations

Meek Mill Could Get Serious Time for Latest in String of Parole Violations

Meek Mill may have overstepped his probation on drugs and weapons charges one too many times and could be facing a prolonged stint in the slammer. May... Read More
Fats Domino, Towering Pioneer of Early Rock and Roll, Dies at 89 (video)

Fats Domino, Towering Pioneer of Early Rock and Roll, Dies at 89 (video)

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Kesha, Macklemore Perform 'Good Old Days' Live on Ellen (Watch!)

Kesha, Macklemore Perform 'Good Old Days' Live on Ellen (Watch!)

Macklemore and Kesha performed their duet "Good Old Days" live on Ellen for a show that airs today (Sept. 25). It was a victory lap for the embattled ... Read More
Mark Bego: You May Not Be a Rock Star, But You Can Eat Like One

Mark Bego: You May Not Be a Rock Star, But You Can Eat Like One

Rock and roll biographer Mark Bego is shifting gears with a big, bold and colorful cookbook. But he's not straying too far from his genre. His latest ... Read More
Macklemore Shows Support for Kesha on New Tune 'Good Old Days' (listen!)

Macklemore Shows Support for Kesha on New Tune 'Good Old Days' (listen!)

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Carly Rae Jepsen Bounces Around Set in New Cut to the Feeling Video (See!)

Carly Rae Jepsen Bounces Around Set in New Cut to the Feeling Video (See!)

Carly Rae Jepsen cuts loose with a video about making a video for her new tune "Cut to the Feeling." Not exactly a new concept, but it provides a nice... Read More
Lana Del Rey Caught in Love Spell in Dystopian White Mustang Video (See!)

Lana Del Rey Caught in Love Spell in Dystopian White Mustang Video (See!)

Lana Del Rey is off on another romance in the not too distant future in her latest video for "White Mustang," the third song off her new album, Lust f... Read More
Raspin Stuwart 'Smoke the Hookah' May Well Be 'Song of The Summer'

Raspin Stuwart 'Smoke the Hookah' May Well Be 'Song of The Summer'

Who has the song of Summer 2017? Ed Sheeran? Kimberly Davis? Harry Styles? Miley Cyrus? Would you believe Raspin Stuwart? His ethereal, 2012 reggae-th... Read More
Just When Kesha Restores Credibility, She Goes Off Deep End, Again (video!)

Just When Kesha Restores Credibility, She Goes Off Deep End, Again (video!)

Kesha, the pop singer who was dragged through the mud by her former producer over sex assault allegations, successfully launched a comeback with a new... Read More
Wonder Why Pop Music Sounds the Same? Blame It On Producers

Wonder Why Pop Music Sounds the Same? Blame It On Producers

What do Ariana Grande and Justin Timberlake have in common? When it comes to music, both artists are guilty of using the same producer. Artists who sh... Read More
John Mayer No Longer Looking for Accolades, New Music 'More About Me'

John Mayer No Longer Looking for Accolades, New Music 'More About Me'

John Mayer has played the chart game for most of his career, but now he's playing music for himself, he tells Rolling Stone in a new interview. "For a... Read More
What Will Be the Song of Summer?  Check Out These 5 Hot Tunes (Video)

What Will Be the Song of Summer? Check Out These 5 Hot Tunes (Video)

Every summer a song captures the attention of everyone. It plays round the clock on radio and is on the lips of music fans everywhere. So which artist... Read More
What's Liam Gallagher Got Against Today's Rockers? Plenty, It Seems

What's Liam Gallagher Got Against Today's Rockers? Plenty, It Seems

Liam Gallagher, the outspoken and irascible former frontman for the British rock band Oasis, is picking another fight. He's vowing to "counteract ... Read More