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.

Morrison Is Now Sir Van the Man

Belfast native Van Morrison has been given a British knighthood by Queen Elizabeth for his services to music and tourism in Northern Ireland.

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Tom Petty Blends New & Old on Two Upcoming Albums

Rock music’s dedicated standard bearer will follow up last year’s Hypnotic Eye album with The Heartbreakers by mining his archives to augment his 1994 triple platinum Wildflowers solo album with a second disc of outtakes. And he intends to cut

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Apple Debuts Music Streaming Service June 30

The consistently innovating computer company that revolutionized recorded music sales with iTunes now enters the already crowded music streaming field. Last Monday, June 8, it presented Apple Music at the Worldwide Developers Conference, touting such features as live radio programmed and

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‘Vinyl Tuesday’ Coming to Indie Record Stores

As the record industry shifts to releasing all new titles on Friday, the former record release day of Tuesday will become Vinyl Tuesday.

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Roger Waters to Play Newport Folk Festival

It’s been nearly three years since Roger Waters has performed live. The founding member of Pink Floyd will appear at the Newport Folk Festival on July 24.

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New Rod Stewart Album Coming This Fall

Rod Stewart’s latest studio LP, Another Country, arrives on October 23rd

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Yes Bassist Squire Battles Leukemia; Will Miss First Tour Ever

A diagnosis of acute erythroid leukemia – a rare form of leukemia – will cause him to miss the group’s upcoming co-headlining tour with Toto

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Live Beatles Album Slated for July Release in Spain

It was 50 years ago on this coming July 2 that The Beatles played a concert in Madrid that long-running rumors say was recorded by fans. And it now turns out with high-quality equipment (for the time). To mark the

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‘Satisfaction’ Golden Reissue Marks First Rolling Stones U.S. #1

Fifty years after “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” finally scored a chart-topping hit in America for The Rolling Stones, the song returns to celebrate the occasion on July 10 as a limited-edition 12-inch vinyl single from ABKCO Records. Remastered from

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Steven Tyler Recording Debut Solo Country Album

[caption id="attachment_2128" align="alignleft" width="239"] Will there be a cowboy hat atop this head soon?[/caption] That’s right. The Aerosmith frontman and (up to now) lifelong rocker has been living, writing songs and recording in Nashville. His first country single, “Love Is

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