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.

Crystals ‘Uptown’ Singer Barbara Alston Dies at 74

The first lead singer of one of Phil Spector’s flagship girl groups has passed at 74. She sang on the hit “Uptown,” among others.

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Yes’ Anderson-Rabin-Wakeman: Golden Plans

Yes has its 50th anniversary in 2018 and three prominent members are making plans to celebrate the achievement with concerts and an album

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Jimi Hendrix New Studio LP: Hear Unreleased Tracks

Unreleased recordings made between 1968 and 1970 are included in this new collection which features his longtime bandmates and several guest stars

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Willie Nelson Returning to Concert Stage

On Jan. 6, the red headed stranger abruptly stopped playing after singing just one song. The legend is back performing as he turns 85

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Dixie Dregs Original Lineup Sets Tour Dates

The tour marks the first time in 40 years the original band—Steve Morse, Andy West, Allen Sloan, Steve Davidowski and Rod Morgenstein—will share the stage.

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Foreigner Announce Orchestral Album and Tour

In May 2017, the band performed two sold-out shows in Lucerne, Switzerland, together with a full orchestra and chorus, now on a new live set

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Jorma Kaukonen of Airplane/Hot Tuna Pens Memoir

As a co-founder of Jefferson Airplane and Hot Tuna, he has plenty of stories to tell. Now fans will have the chance to read those tales in his own words.

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‘Concert For George’ Coming to Theaters

The legendary 2002 event is being released as a Limited Edition Deluxe 10-disc Box Set and made available for the first time on vinyl

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Watch: Schon, Elliott Plug Journey/Def Leppard Tour

The North American tour will feature complete sets and all-new production from both bands, with plenty of other big stars joining them

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Happy Together 2018 Tour, Lineup Announced

There’s a lineup change “for medical reasons” for the 9th consecutive annual tour. See who’ll be performing their Top 10 pop hits from the ’60s

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