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.

Irwin Stambler, Rock Encyclopedia Author, Dead at 92

Before there was the Internet, we got our info from a few essential music books. The author of one of the first great rock reference volume has passed away.

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Legal Setback for The Turtles on Copyright Suit

The ’60s hitmakers and other oldies artists cannot collect royalty payments from SiriusXM, according to a new legal ruling.

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Clyde Stubblefield, James Brown Drummer, Dies at 73

He provided the backbeat on many of the Godfather of Soul’s hits and is one of the most sampled artists of all time. The “Funky Drummer” died today.

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Walter ‘Junie’ Morrison, Funk Great, Dead at 62

The keyboardist, songwriter, producer and all-around funky guy was a core member of both the Ohio Players and Parliament-Funkadelic.

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Alan Aldridge, Album Cover Designer for The Who and Elton John, Dies

The British pop art illustrator designed the cover for A Quick One at just 23. His other lasting works include the iconic Hard Rock Cafe logo. He was 73 when he died.

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Bob Dylan Releases 2nd Song From ‘Triplicate’

‘Triplicate,’ like the two albums preceding it, features new interpretations of classic American songs. We have the track list. Have a listen…

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Weird Al Beatles’ Parody Released Ahead of Career-Spanning Box

The man with the accordion and the hilarious song parodies is the subject of a new, comprehensive box set. Listen to “Pac-Man”…

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Rolling Stones Exhibitionism Heading to Chicago

The career-spanning, multi-media gallery presentation with over 500 pieces of memorabilia, now in New York, will move to Chicago in April.

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Yardbirds to Begin Spring Tour

The current lineup has a batch of concerts this fall where audiences can enjoy their great British Invasion hits like “For Your Love” and “Heart Full of Soul”

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John Fogerty Adds European Tour Dates

The man who invented the flannel shirt has added several European shows to follow his previously announced Las Vegas residency. We have the dates!

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