NEWS PLUS:

What’s the latest info about about rock music and the most interesting and momentous events in its past? You can find it all here: breaking news and articles of interest from around the Web, sales and airplay charts both new and from the past, nuggets of rock history and lore along with notable occasions, and our appreciations of recently-departed artists and other musical figures of note.

Jeff Lynne’s ELO Concert Coming To TV, DVD

The September 2014 performance of Jeff Lynne’s ELO at London’s Hyde Park will air in the US and be released on DVD

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Not Possible! Jagged Little Pill Turns 20

Alanis Morissette may have only been 21 when she released Jagged Little Pill 20 years ago. But it’s impact was staggering on an entire generation

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AXS TV Celebrates Zeppelin On 9/7

AXS TV will air special Led Zeppelin programming on Labor Day, September 7, hosted by Jason Bonham, with Celebration Day reunion film

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SNL Taps First Hosts For New Season

NBC’s Saturday Night Live has announced the first three hosts of the 2015-16 season, including the eagerly-anticipated return of longtime cast member Tracy Morgan.

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Hendrix Showtime Doc Airs 9/4 (Update)

A new documentary about Jimi Hendrix’s blistering performance at the 1970 Atlanta International Pop Festival debuts on Showtime September 4

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Patti Smith Book Becomes Showtime Series (Update)

Patti Smith’s National Book Award-winning memoir Just Kids will be adapted into a Showtime series about her and late photographer Robert Mapplethorpe.

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Orchestral Tommy LP Gets Reissued

A 1972 recording of The Who’s Tommy by the London Symphony Orchestra that features members of The Who and guest stars is being reissued after 30 years.

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Gregg Allman Releases First Live Solo LP

Years after the iconic Allman Brothers Band Live At Fillmore East, classic rock legend Gregg Allman has issued his first live solo album, recorded at a venue that’s meaningful in Allman Brothers Band lore

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Rod Stewart to Reunite with Faces Wood & Jones

On September 5, three surviving members of The Faces – singer Rod Stewart, guitarist Ronnie Wood and drummer Kenney Jones – will play together again for the first time in the four decades since the group disbanded at the end

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Farm Aid Turns 30 on 9/19 (Updates)

Rockers and country artists unite to help the American family farmer for the 30th year in a row at Farm Aid in Chicago.

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