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.

Rolling Stones Mount Exhibitionism

Love the Stones? Immerse yourself in memorabilia, artifacts, visuals and audio from the band’s archives with Exhibitionism, opening April 2016 in London

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Joni Mitchell Health Update

Despite rumors to the contrary, Joni Mitchell is recovering from what is now revealed as an aneurysm that caused her to collapse and be hospitalized on 3/31

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Duran Duran Album & Tour Coming in Fall

The 14th studio album by Duran Duran, Paper Gods, will be out on September 11. Advance word says it’s their best since 1982’s Rio with a 21st Century flair

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Fare Thee Well: YouTube Live Stream; Ticket Prices Drop

YouTube will show the Cali & Chicago Fare Thee Well shows (for a fee) Aftermarket ticket prices for both concerts plummet.

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Rock Hall Dismisses One Third of Expert Nominators

The dismissal of a third of its nominating committee last week further fuels doubts about the credibility of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductions.

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Neil Young Gets Activist on New Album Out 6/29

The veteran rocker won’t eat GMO foods here in the The Monsanto Years – the title of his newest record on the Warner Bros. Reprise label – and isn’t drinking Starbucks coffee or “Rockin’ in the Free World” with just-announced

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Robert Plant Adds Select Fall Shows

After wrapping up an American tour with his Sensational Shape Shifters that’s been earning rave reviews, Plant and his group will summer in Europe before returning to North America for seven more dates. Three of them make up for cancellations earlier

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Billy Joel Bows to Pope at Garden

After breaking the record for most Madison Square Garden appearances on 7/1, he has deferred to a higher power and moved his 9/25 MSG date for Pope Francis.

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Foo Fighters Cancel Remaining European Tour Dates

Due to the broken leg Dave Grohl sustained after falling off a stage in Gothenburg, Sweden (and then finishing the show after being treated by medics; see our initial report here), the Foo Fighters have cancelled their remaining four European

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Dave Grohl Breaks Leg But Rocks On

The Foo Fighters frontman fell offstage at a show in Sweden, broke his leg, went to the hospital, and came back as he promised to finish the show.

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