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.

Chuck Berry Hits Album Headed for Billboard Chart

A 30-song collection of the late rock ‘n’ roll founder’s biggest hits is selling briskly. Meanwhile, the last new music he recorded will be out in June.

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Scorpions and Megadeth Plan ‘Crazy World’ Tour

The two giants of metaldom will join forces for a 16-date North American tour this fall. The tour is named after Scorpions’ 1990 album.

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Paul McCartney Releases ‘Flowers in the Dirt’ Reissue

The 1989 album that included Macca’s duets with Elvis Costello has been reissued with plenty of bells and whistles in its deluxe edition

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Allman Bros. Band to Release 8-CD ‘Fox Box’

The band was the best it had sounded in years and they were coming home to Atlanta. Now the entire three-show run will be available.

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Boston Members Mourn Former Drummer Sib Hashian

It’s a small fraternity and once a member, always a member. We’ve got statements from several members + others on board the cruise ship he was performing on

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The Doors’ Robby Krieger Sets Spring Tour

The author of some of the band’s biggest hits will hit the road to support his own release as well as the deluxe 50th anniversary of the band’s debut

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Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers Add Festival Date

A 40th Anniversary tour will begin this spring and continue well into the summer. The band – with special guest Joe Walsh for many of the dates – will play at arenas, amphitheaters and stadiums. Details…

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Jimmy Webb Tribute Concert at Carnegie Hall

His songs have been hits by everyone from the Fifth Dimension to Johnny Rivers, Glen Campbell to Art Garfunkel. Some of them will gather to thank him.

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Pink Floyd ‘Early Years’ Volumes Arrive March 24

The six individual collections were first released by Legacy Recordings as part of ‘The Early Years 1965-1972’ boxed set. We have all of the details!

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Chuck Barris, Gong Show Host, Dead at 87

The man who not only hosted ‘The Gong Show’ but created ‘The Dating Game’ and ‘The Newlywed Game’ has died. But did he really work for the CIA?

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