Tag "best classic bands"

Prominent Recording Engineer Bill Price Dies at 72

One of the top engineers in the U.K., he worked on classic recordings by everyone from Paul McCartney to the Sex Pistols to Guns N’ Roses.

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Elton John, Carey Perform at Wedding For Millions

Just two weeks after her “performance” on New Year’s Eve, Carey made millions to sing at a wedding for a Russian billionaire’s 19-year-old granddaughter

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Sex Pistols’ Johnny Rotten Publishes Songbook

Four decades after the Sex Pistols’ brief run, singer John Lydon has collected his songs and artwork into a limited-edition book. Plus: a Rotten Q&A!

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Dick Gautier, ‘Get Smart’ Robot, Dies at 85

Hymie the Robot would take his orders a little too literally on the TV sitcom. The actor earned a Tony nom for his portrayal of a rock star on Bye Bye Birdie

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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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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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