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.

Stephen Stills, Neil Young, Petty Band to Play Benefit

After skipping one year, Light Up The Blues–organized by Stills and his wife Kristen for Autism Speaks–returns with an all-star lineup

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Glenn Frey: Widow Sues Hospital for Wrongful Death

Cindy Frey’s lawsuit states that her late husband “was rendered sick, lame and disabled, suffered injuries, pain and mental anguish” by the hospital and doctor.

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Fagen, Cheap Trick, Gibbons +: Love Rocks NYC

This year’s edition of the benefit concert features Cheap Trick, Norah Jones, Ann Wilson, Patty Smyth, Mavis Staples, Donald Fagen, Emmylou Harris, Gary Clark Jr., Jimmie Vaughan, Robert Cray, Billy Gibbons, Lucinda Williams and more.

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U2 Set Europe, UK Leg For 2018 Tour

The band had previously announced dozens of North American dates. Their calendar is filling up for their eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE Tour

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Chris Squire’s ‘Fish Out of Water’ Getting Deluxe Box

The late Yes founder’s 1975 solo album is being reissued in a limited edition set with a 5.1 Surround Sound mix and plenty of extras

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David Byrne Adds Dozens of Dates for New Album

The former Talking Heads mastermind is releasing his first solo album in 14 years, accompanied by his “most ambitious” tour in decades.

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Recordings by Hendrix, Aerosmith to Grammy Hall

Classic rock favorites “Dream On,” “Space Oddity” and “Paint it Black” are among the 25 recordings in the 2018 inductions. See the complete list

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Jeff Lynne’s ELO Add Dates to Fast-Selling Tour

The 2017 Rock Hall inductee continues to add dates to his UK and European schedule plus his first US tour in over 30 years. Tickets are selling fast

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Jimi Hendrix New Studio LP: 10 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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Cranberries, U2 Lead Tributes to Dolores O’Riordan

Fellow musicians and entertainers mourned the loss of the Irish singer with the remarkable voice. “We feel very privileged to have been part of her life”

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