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.

Grateful Dead to Reissue Entire Album Catalog

The San Francisco icons continue their 50th anniversary celebration by reissuing their entire studio and live album catalog. Their 1967 debut is first up.

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Bronski Beat Member Larry Steinbachek Dies at 56

An original member of the group that scored with the dance-pop hit “Smalltown Boy” in 1984 is dead. He later went on to work in theater.

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Roy Orbison ‘Black & White Night 30’ Coming

A legendary concert featuring guests like Bruce Springsteen, Elvis Costello and Jackson Browne is getting the deluxe treatment for its 30th anniversary.

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Peter Frampton Acoustic TV Special, Tour Dates

Still supporting his 2016 “Acoustic Classics” release, the acclaimed singer-guitarist-songwriter is going back on the road sans band. Watch the TV special

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Weird Al Career-Spanning Box Coming in Fall

The man with the accordion and the hilarious song parodies is the subject of a new, comprehensive boxed set. We have the details.

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David Byrne Joan of Arc Musical Premieres in Feb.

We too wish the headline read ‘Talking Heads Reuniting’ but any new music from David Byrne is still a good thing. His new musical opens next month.

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John Wetton of Asia Battling Cancer

The lead singer and bassist for such classic rock acts as Uriah Heep, UK and King Crimson, was to open with Asia for Journey. Instead he will undergo chemotherapy

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Peter Sarstedt, ‘Where Do You Go To’ Singer, Dies

The singer behind the ‘Where Do You Go To (My Lovely),’ which reached #1 in England but only #70 in the U.S., has died. He was 75.

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Singer Buddy Greco Dies at 90

The singer, who joined Benny Goodman’s orchestra at age 16 and remained active in show business for seven decades, passed away in Las Vegas on Tuesday.

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Michael Schenker Releasing Live in Tokyo CD/DVD

The acclaimed guitarist, who turns 62 today, is releasing a live recording from Tokyo that reunites him several vocalists of his former bands.

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