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.

Marty Roberts, of Legendary L.A. Lounge Act Seen in ‘Swingers,’ Dies

For 40 years and six nights a week, Marty & Elayne performed their old-school, show business set at the Dresden, as he sang “Stayin’ Alive” in an un-ironic style

Read More

Singer-Songwriter Robert Earl Keen, 66: ‘I’m Quitting the Road While I Still Love It’

Despite releasing over a dozen albums since 1984 and his years as a road warrior, he never had commercial success. But the Texan had the respect of his peers

Read More

‘Weird Al’ Yankovic Biopic to Star Daniel Radcliffe

The film will explore his rise to fame with early hits like “Eat It” and “Like a Surgeon” to his celebrity love affairs and depraved lifestyle

Read More

John Lodge Releases Live Album of Moody Blues Faves

The legendary bass player, songwriter and vocalist performs such classics as “I’m Just a Singer (in a Rock and Roll Band)” and “Ride My See-Saw”

Read More

Fred Parris, Who Led and Wrote the Five Satins’ ‘In the Still of the Night,’ Dies

“I started writing songs, which I really hadn’t planned on doing. I heard the other songs that groups were recording and I just tried my hand at it”

Read More

Scorpions Release Title Track From ‘Rock Believer’ Album

The group’s 19th studio effort is their first in seven years. “We simply wanted to reactivate the original Scorpions DNA — great riffs, strong melodies”

Read More

Eagles Announce More 2022 U.S. Concerts

Don Henley, Joe Walsh and Timothy B. Schmit will again be joined by Glenn Frey’s son, Deacon Frey, and Vince Gill for the Hotel California tour

Read More

R Dean Taylor, Singer and Songwriter of ‘Indiana Wants Me’ Fame, Dies

As a Motown in-house songwriter, he co-wrote 2 hits for The Supremes, including the #1 “Love Child.” He later became the label’s 1st white artist to record a #1 song

Read More

Country Legend Merle Haggard Gets New Biography

Author Marc Eliot’s research for The Hag: The Life, Times, and Music of Merle Haggard included more than 100 new interviews

Read More

Dixie Cups Member Rosa Lee Hawkins—of ‘Chapel of Love’ Fame—Dead at 76

The group, consisting of two sisters and a cousin, knocked the Beatles out of the #1 spot and returned to the charts with “People Say” and “Iko Iko.”

Read More