1. The Rolling Stones' Ronnie Wood Shares Byrds Lawsuit, Keith Moon Stories From New Book 'How Can It Be?'

    May 25, 2015 12:45 PM EDT Besides helping give Rolling Stones fans plenty to hear during the group's Zip Code tour -- which launched Sunday, May 24 -- the legendary rock band's guitarist Ronnie Wood is giving them something to read, too. Wood has just published How Can It Be? A Rock & Roll Diary , a…

  2. Paul McCartney Joins Alice Cooper, Joe Perry & Johnny Depp on Hollywood Vampires Sessions

    March 06, 2015 3:58 AM EST Paul McCartney only really does  "supergroups". The Beatles , Wings and… Hollywood Vampires ?! The leftie-bass player, singer and Hall of Famer is apparently joining forces with Alice Cooper , Aerosmith's Joe Perry and Johnny Depp for the Hollywood Vampires ' debut…

  3. Keith Moon Biopic In the Works

    November 11, 2013 1:16 AM EST A still-untitled biopic of legendary The Who drummer Keith Moon will be the first project to be developed under a new slate development and financing agreement announced today by Exclusive Media and Da Vinci Media Ventures. The new agreement between Exclusive and the New York based Da Vinci…

  4. Sandy Concert Rocks NYC With Stones, McCartney and a Reunited Nirvana

    December 13, 2012 2:30 AM EST Gotta give it up for the locals. Musicians closely associated with New Jersey and New York dominated the 12-12-12 concert to raise funds for Hurricane Sandy survivors, selecting songs that created a narrative of perseverance, rebirth and hope. CONCERT FOR SANDY RELIEF • Stones, The Who, Joel,…

  5. Van Dyke Parks, 'SMiLE' Collaborator, Aims to 'Agitate' With Solo Music

    May 08, 2012 4:45 PM EDT Van Dyke Parks' mantra these days is "My greatest victories are ahead of me, not behind." And that's saying something considering the musical track record the composer, arranger, producer and lyricist has amassed to this point. Roman Cho Probably best known as Brian Wilson…

  6. Train Makes Tracks in Wine World

    May 02, 2012 7:55 PM EDT Backstage with the rock band Train before a performance at San Francisco's hallowed Great American Music Hall may not be quite what you expect from a Grammy-winning, multiplatinum group. What's missing from the dressing room - groupies, bling and that we're-about-to-trash-this…

  7. Doyle Bramhall Sr., Texas Musician, Dies at 62

    November 14, 2011 5:40 PM EST Singer/musician Doyle Bramhall Sr., who collaborated with a number of notable Texas musicians, died at 62 at his home in Alpine, Texas on Sunday (Nov. 13). The cause of death was not immediately known. According to the Austin Chronicle , Bramhall began his career in the 1960s with the blues…

  8. Pete Townshend on 'Quadrophenia,' The Who's 'Last Great Album'

    November 11, 2011 10:15 AM EST With a recent theatrical production, a forthcoming orchestral version and movie sequel, a pair of upgraded reissues and a possible tour in 2012, Pete Townshend says he's understandably "had 'Quadrophenia' on the brain now for quite some time." And he doesn't mind…

  9. The Who's Daltrey on 2012 Tour: 'Nothing's For Sure Yet'

    October 04, 2011 10:25 AM EDT Though Pete Townshend has stated that he and Roger Daltrey plan to take the Who on the road next year to play their 1973 rock opera "Quadrophenia," Daltrey is choosing to remain cautiously optimistic. "Certainly we are hoping to," the singer, who's currently touring…

  10. Amy Winehouse Funeral Brings Family and Friends Together

    July 26, 2011 10:40 AM EDT Wearing dark suits, black dresses and the occasional beehive hairdo, friends and family said goodbye to Amy Winehouse Tuesday with prayers, tears, laughter and song at an emotional funeral ceremony. The singer's father, mother and brother were joined by Winehouse's close friends,…

  11. Phil Collins Talks Motown Covers Album, Genesis' Future

    September 14, 2010 2:00 PM EDT It's a rainy day in New York, and London-born, Switzerland-based Phil Collins is making the most of his time stateside. The 59-year-old singer/songwriter/drummer has brought his two youngest sons with him for a summer vacation. They've visited the Alamo in San Antonio-collecting…

  12. May 25, 2009

    May 25, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Reggae musician Desmond Dekker dies of a heart attack at his home in Croydon, England, at the age of 64. 2005 – Domenic Troiano of the Guess Who and Bush dies of prostate cancer in Toronto, Canada, at the age of 59. 2005 – Country singer Carrie Underwood wins Season Four of “American…

  13. May 2, 2009

    May 02, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Cream reunites for four shows in London’s Royal Albert Hall. 2001 – Jazz drummer Billy Higgins dies in L.A. of liver failure. He is 65. 1998 – Former X-Japan lead guitarist Hide dies in Tokyo in an apparent suicide. He is 33. 1986 – Country musician Dolly Parton opens Dollywood in…

  14. March 17, 2009

    March 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – A judge in London orders Paul McCartney to pay Heather Mills $48.6 million to settle their divorce. The court also orders McCartney to pay $70,000 annually in child support for the couple’s 4-year-old daughter, Beatrice. 2006 – Rapper Lumumba Carson, aka Professor X, dies of spinal…

  15. The Who's 'Kids' Buffed Up For DVD

    December 16, 2008 2:31 PM EST The Who's 1979 documentary "The Kids Are Alright" will be reissued in two different DVD forms Jan. 20 from UMe, both of which feature digital remastering and 5.1 surround sound. The single-disc version features commentary by director Jeff Stein, while the double-disc boasts…

  16. The Who Looks Back To '77 On Live DVD

    November 17, 2008 3:07 PM EST A December 1977 concert from Kilburn, London, considered a holy grail by Who fans, was a somewhat ambivalent experience for the band, according to frontman Roger Daltrey. "I just remember it was kind of a weird day," Daltrey tells Billboard.com about the Gaumont State Theatre show,…

  17. The Who Looks Back To '77 On Live DVD

    November 17, 2008 12:00 AM EST A December 1977 concert from Kilburn, London, considered a holy grail by Who fans, was a somewhat ambivalent experience for the band, according to frontman Roger Daltrey. A December 1977 concert from Kilburn, London, considered a holy grail by Who fans, was a somewhat ambivalent experience…

  18. The Who Puts Covers Album On Hold

    September 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT A planned covers album by the Who, to be produced by T-Bone Burnett, is on hold but still on the British duo's radar, according to frontman Roger Daltrey. "It still probably will happen, but I think t A planned covers album by the Who, to be produced by T-Bone Burnett, is on hold…

  19. This Day in Music

    August 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - David Schnaufer, who brought dulcimer to recordings of artists ranging from Chet Atkins to Cyndi Lauper, dies in Nashville of cancer. He is 53. A native of Texas, Schnaufer lifted dulcimer play 2006 - David Schnaufer, who brought dulcimer to recordings of artists ranging from Chet…

  20. Star-Studded Crew Leads VH1's Who Tribute

    July 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Some of the biggest names in rock saluted the Who last night (July 12) with performances during a taping for VH1's "Rock Honors" at Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles, but the biggest thrills were deliver Some of the biggest names in rock saluted the Who last night (July 12) with…

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