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Ringo Starr: One Direction Singing Boys Who Dance; Not a Band (video)

Solo Album 'Postcards From Paradise' Out Today

Ringo Starr, who played in the biggest band in the world, says One Direction isn't really a band. Oops! Did he mean that? (Photo: Getty)

Ringo Starr, who played in the biggest band in the world, says One Direction isn’t really a band. Oops! Did he mean that? (Photo: Getty)

Ringo Starr, who became a rock and roll legend as drummer for The Beatles in the 1960s, has added his insights into the split between Zayn Malik and One Direction. They will survive, he says. But, hey, they’re not really a band are they?

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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.

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Peter Frampton Shows the Way at Champions Square in New Orleans

Rock Sensation in 70s With String of Classic Hits

Peter Frampton, who exploded on the music scene in the mid-70s, showed the same musical magic last night (July 29) at New Orleans’ Champions Square that has made him one of the best selling artists in pop music history.

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Zach Martin Has Seen It All in Radio, From Beatles to Boomer's Zoomer

Radio Vet Talks About Social Media Challenges

Zach Martin's roots are in music, but he's right at home at the sports stadium.

Zach Martin’s roots are in music, but he’s right at home at the sports stadium.

Radio-vet Zach Martin, head of Creative Services for WFAN (66AM) in New York City, has seen a lot of radio history in his career. But even he’s surprised by the changes in modern radio.

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Leon Russell's Road Less Traveled Ends in New Album 'Life Journey'

Artist, 72 in April, Reflects on His Career

Leon Russell reflects on his career and the music that moved him on his new album 'Life Journey.'

Leon Russell reflects on his career and the music that moved him on his new album ‘Life Journey.’

Leon Russell made me a life-long fan when I heard Joe Cocker sing his song “Delta Lady” in 1969. I always wondered where Leon would end up, and now the question has been answered with his latest album, Life Journey.

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Joe Walsh Laments All Things Digital on Analog Man (listen)

Ex-Eagles Rocker Readies First Album in 20 Years

Guitar god Joe Walsh, most famously of The Eagles, rails against today’s digital world on “Analog Man,” the lead single off his new album, the first in 20 years. Now if he can only find an analog woman.

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Ringo Starr Drops New Album; Talks With Russell Brand

British actor-comedian Russell Brand will interview former Beatles drummer Ringo Starr for the Town Hall show on Sirius XM Radio, Jan. 30. Music producer Don Was will moderate, and Starr will perform. The next day, Starr will release his 17th solo album, Ringo 2012.

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Lon Van Eaton: Life With The Beatles at Apple Records

Back in the late ‘60s and early ‘70s, The Beatles had such a wealth of money and influence that they decided to launch their own record label, Apple Records. Some 40 years later this month, a new album, Come and Get It: The Best of Apple Records, will be released, including a lot of material that has never been available on CD, or digital download.

 

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)

Fats Domino, the legendary rock 'n' roll musician, passed away today (Oct. 25). His daughter said the 'Blueberry Hill' singer passed away peacefully, ... Read More
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!)

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 statemen... Read More
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