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.

Madonna’s BBMA Prince Tribute Gets Mixed Response

The salute to Prince by Madonna on the Billboard Music Awards elicited strong feelings both pro and con.

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Paul Simon Adds to 2016 Tour, Releases New Song

With his new Stranger To Stranger studio album coming in June, the legend continues to fill up his 2016 calendar and release new songs

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Aerosmith Respond to Steven Tyler Rumors

The band has refuted a recent story with a quote from guitarist Brad Whitford that the band would “absolutely” consider touring with a different singer. Joe Perry says it’s “completely untrue.”

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U2 + EODM Paris Performances Hit DVD

The stirring U2 show not long after the Paris terrorist attacks with The Eagles of Death Metal and Patti Smith is coming in two sets.

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Tom Petty + Company’s Mudcrutch 2 Released

The band’s second album is out and it delivers. We’ve got 3 of the tracks – including the “Trailer” mystery – plus complete tour information from TP’s first band

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Foghat Announce ‘Under The Influence’ Album

The rock band are releasing their 1st studio album in 6 years including a great updated version of their biggest hit, “Slow Ride,” with some surprise guests

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Original Beastie Boy John Berry Dead at 52

The guitarist gave the then-punk rock group its name and provided their first rehearsal space but left before they found fame.

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Alanis Morissette Says Business Mgr Stole $4.7M

The Canadian singer claims that her former business manager had one hand in her pocket during a 4+ year period in which he routinely siphoned funds

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Joe Walsh 2016 Solo Tour Announced

Less than 2 weeks after he finishes his co-headlining tour with Bad Company, Walsh starts a solo tour drawing from his extensive catalog. Dates, songs, band info…

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Gn’R Book Alice in Chains, Kravitz as Openers

Two acts have been announced to play nine of the 25 summer stadium shows by the reconstituted band. Who else will be booked?

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