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1975 Queen Concert Film/LP Out in November

A legendary Queen show at London’s Hammersmith Odeon on Christmas Eve 1975, broadcast on BBC TV, is coming out on Blu-ray, DVD, CD and vinyl.

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Judy Collins Posts Positive Joni Mitchell Update

Little has been heard about Joni Mitchell’s condition after she suffered an aneurysm on March 31st (see our news item here). But we’re pleased to report that Judy Collins posted this encouraging update yesterday on her Facebook page: “I have

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Jeff Lynne’s ELO Release 2nd Track From New LP (Update)

A second song from the upcoming Jeff Lynne’s ELO album has been released: the mid-tempo “When The Night Comes”

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‘School of Rock,’ Soon On B’way, Debuts 360° Music Vid

Andrew Lloyd Webber has debuted a 360° music video for his next project, School of Rock – The Musical, coming to Broadway this fall

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Skynyrd Guitarist Rossington Has Heart Attack

The last remaining original member of Lynyrd Skynyrd was hit with a heart attack last week. He has had ongoing heart problems but has still played on.

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Tyler Tells Trump to Stop Using ‘Dream On’ (Update)

Aerosmith frontman and budding solo country singer Steven Tyler has sent cease and desist letters asking Donald Trump to not use “Dream On” in his campaign.

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‘Roger Waters The Wall’ Soundtrack Out in November

The soundtrack to the most successful solo artist tour ever includes three songs not on the Pink Floyd version and is available on CD, vinyl and downloads.

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Billy Idol Joins L.A. Cancer Benefit

Idol is the latest rock star to sign on as a part of the Hellcat Saints – a one-night only band playing a Rhonda’s Kiss benefit concert in LA on 11/3.

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‘Mad Men’ LP Features Dylan, Orbison, Sinatras & More

A diverse collection of music from all seasons of the TV show “Mad Men” has just been released that also features tracks sung by two of the show’s stars.

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New Petty Bio Reveals Heroin Habit

The upcoming book “Petty: The Biography” (out on 11/10) reveals that the rocker was a heroin user in the 1990s, and much else about his life and career.

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