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.

Gary Clark Jr. Releasing Album, Opening for Clapton

The great modern blues master has a new live set recorded on his 2016 North American tour. And he’ll be playing with an old friend in NYC and LA. Watch “The Healing”

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David Cassidy Revelation: ‘I Have Dementia’

Days after an incident that had fans concerned, the onetime Partridge Family star has announced that he is suffering from a debilitating illness

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Steely Dan Add SoCal Dates During Vegas Run

Fans have grown accustomed to their annual New York City residency. Perhaps “Reelin’ in the Chips” will be the start of a regular event, too

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Remembering Kurt Cobain on His 50th Birthday

The Nirvana frontman died at 27. Here is our review of the documentary ‘Montage of Heck,’ an in-depth look his life and work.

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Irwin Stambler, Rock Encyclopedia Author, Dead at 92

Before there was the Internet, we got our info from a few essential music books. The author of one of the first great rock reference volume has passed away.

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Legal Setback for The Turtles on Copyright Suit

The ’60s hitmakers and other oldies artists cannot collect royalty payments from SiriusXM, according to a new legal ruling.

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Clyde Stubblefield, James Brown Drummer, Dies at 73

He provided the backbeat on many of the Godfather of Soul’s hits and is one of the most sampled artists of all time. The “Funky Drummer” died today.

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Walter ‘Junie’ Morrison, Funk Great, Dead at 62

The keyboardist, songwriter, producer and all-around funky guy was a core member of both the Ohio Players and Parliament-Funkadelic.

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Alan Aldridge, Album Cover Designer for The Who and Elton John, Dies

The British pop art illustrator designed the cover for A Quick One at just 23. His other lasting works include the iconic Hard Rock Cafe logo. He was 73 when he died.

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Bob Dylan Releases 2nd Song From ‘Triplicate’

‘Triplicate,’ like the two albums preceding it, features new interpretations of classic American songs. We have the track list. Have a listen…

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