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.

Black Sabbath The End Takes a Break

The self-proclaimed “greatest metal band of all time” – who would disagree? – takes a well-deserved break from their final tour.

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Jon Bon Jovi Offers VIP Fan Weekend in Austin, TX

Escape for a weekend to “the live music capital of the world” and get a special up-close fan experience with one of classic rock’s biggest reigning stars.

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3-Volume Grateful Dead Tribute Coming

More than 60 artists including Bruce Hornsby, Jenny Lewis, Mumfords, Wilco, Courtney Barnett and more interpret the Dead legacy for a good cause.

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Robert Plant Flexes his R&B Muscles at SXSW

The onetime Led Zeppelin singer returned to the city where he briefly lived to honor a recently-passed roots music DJ with some rhythm and blues singing.

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Megadeth Picture Disc; Tour Expands

Thrash metal pioneers Megadeth have a new album, Dystopia, and a major tour beginning soon.

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Squeeze Releases New Video

Pop-rockers Squeeze have a new LP coming in October, U.K. and U.S. concert dates and a new (female) bass player

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Frank Sinatra Jr Dead at 72

The son of the legendary Chairman of the Board – and brother of Nancy Sinatra who enjoyed two #1 hits of her own – died Wednesday while on tour in Florida

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Avett Brothers Expand Tour; Announce New LP

The Avett Brothers will spend the summer crossing America as they release their ninth album.

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Paul McCartney Adds Dates to ‘One on One’ Tour

Like the Energizer bunny, Paul McCartney seemingly goes non-stop. He continues to add dates for his 2016 tour. More to come

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Springsteen, Fogerty Celebrate Dr. John’s Mojo

Stars and admirers of Dr. John gathered in New Orleans to perform his music and celebrate the Louisiana legend in a two-hour special on AXS-TV.

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