The Wire - Breaking News

Want to stay up to date with the latest in rock music? Our Breaking News column brings you all you need and want to know about what’s happening.

Tom Petty Laid to Rest at Private Service

Two weeks after the unexpected death of the rock icon, family and friends attended a private service in Pacific Palisades, CA

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Elvis Costello Sets Vegas Residency

Costello has announced a new show entitled “NOW/NOT NOW,” which will play a six-night stand at the Encore Theater at Wynn Las Vegas beginning Feb. 28.

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Benmont Tench Decides to Play Fall Solo Concerts

The keyboard player and founding member of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers thanked his fans for the “beautiful messages of love and support”

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Joan Baez: I’m Retiring From Touring Next Year

The folk legend will wind down her touring in 2018 and then devote her time to painting. But she does have a new album coming.

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Tears for Fears Releasing Hits Collection

The collection includes all of their best-known tracks, including “Everybody Wants to Rule the World,” plus two brand new tunes.

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Springsteen on Broadway: What the Critics Said

The opening night reviews are in: Bruce’s solo show on the Great White Way is either the greatest thing ever or…maybe not.

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Black Sabbath Final Show, ‘The End,’ Out Soon

The new release captures the band’s farewell show at the Genting Arena in their hometown of Birmingham, England, on Feb. 4, 2017.

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Tom Jones is ‘Hip’ to 2018 U.S. Tour

After postponing his fall U.S. tour due to medical advice, Sir Tom announced the new dates for next spring and explained why it was delayed

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Roger Daltrey Memoir to Be Published Next Summer

With the Who’s latest tour now behind them, the singer is finishing up his long-awaited autobiography. Also: a new solo album in the works.

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Carpenters 12-LP Box Set Coming in Nov.

‘The Vinyl Collection’ is a new career-spanning 12-LP boxed set chronicling the recorded output of the brother/sister duo.

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