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.

ROCK

Joe Cocker, Woodstock Icon Best Known for Singular Style, Dies

Rose from Pub Singer to International Fame

Joe Cocker, pictured here in 2013, became a music legend for his performance at Woodstock in 1969. He died today from lung cancer, his agent said. (Photo: Getty)

Joe Cocker, pictured here in 2013, became a music legend for his performance at Woodstock in 1969. He died today from lung cancer, his agent said. (Photo: Getty)

Joe Cocker, who went from an English pub singer to international fame after his moving performance at the Woodstock Music & Arts Festival in 1969, has died from lung cancer, according to his agent. He was 70.

REVIEWS

Bo-Noooo! The Boss Falls Flat Filling Bono's U2 Shoes (video)

Plenty of Heart & Soul, But After That WTF?

Bruce Springsteen stepped on for Bono to perform with U2 at the World Aids Day concert. Talk about Bridge and Tunnel. . (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)

Bruce Springsteen stepped up for Bono to perform with U2 at the World Aids Day concert. Talk about Bridge and Tunnel. . (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)

Watching Bruce Springsteen try to sing U2’s classic, “Where the Streets Have No Name’ last week in honor of World AIDS Day was a surreal experience–like being in a karaoke bar with actor John Pankow (look him up) doing a bad Bruce impression.