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.

Listen: 2 Songs From Buckingham/McVie Album

News of the surprise album first arrived in January. Now, full details including a summer tour for the Fleetwood Mac vets

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Emerson, Lake & Palmer to Reissue ‘Works’

Full details of the next 3 titles in BMG’s comprehensive reissue program of the prog rock pioneers, including Works Volumes 1 and 2

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Foreigner Marks 40th with New Compilation, Tour

Celebrating their 40th anniversary, the band has a new compilation CD and a tour with Cheap Trick and Jason Bonham. We have the track lists and dates!

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Dylan, Crow Join Nelson’s Outlaw Music Festival

A powerhouse lineup has been set for the 2017 edition of Nelson’s festival. Dates have been announced for July and September

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Stax Records 60th Anniversary Reissues Due May 19

When the label that gave us Otis Redding, Sam and Dave, Albert King, Booker T. & the MG’s and so many others turns 60, it’s time to celebrate!

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Roger Waters Releases 3rd Song From New Album

The Pink Floyd co-founder perfected the art of the tease for his new album, Is This The Life We Really Want?, with a series of snippets on social media. It arrives June 2 and several songs have been released already

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The Who, G N’ R (+ Others) to Tour South America

The Who will tour South America for the first time. They’ll be paired with G N’ R for at least several dates, and possibly joined by Aerosmith and Def Leppard for others

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AC/DC Pinball Machine Returning

The original sold-out after it debuted in 2012. Fans were clamoring to order the machine, so Stern will bring it back. Hell’s Bells!

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Aerosmith Opens ‘Farewell Tour’ in Israel

It may or may not be their final tour, but whatever it is, it’s begun: the Boston legends played in Israel last night, pulling out several surprises.

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David Bowie is Most Popular UK Artist of 2016

The British Phonographic Industry tallied up everyone’s physical and digital sales and the Star Man was far and away the year’s top-selling act

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