1. Q&A: Queensryche Talks Lawsuit, Plans 'Return to History' Tour

    August 14, 2012 6:00 PM EDT It's been a long, strange summer for rock that's heralded plenty of shocks. The news bulletins for 2012 include the overseas incarceration of Lamb of God's Randy Blythe; the deaths of such talents as Deep Purple keyboardist Jon Lord and engineer George Marino; Van Halen's…

  2. Deep Purple Keyboardist Jon Lord Dead at 71

    July 16, 2012 7:49 PM EDT Jon Lord, the keyboardist whose powerful, driving tones helped turn Deep Purple and Whitesnake into two of the most popular hard rock acts in a generation, died Monday. He was 71. A statement on Lord's official website says the Leicester, England-born musician suffered a fatal pulmonary…

  3. Billboard Bits: Bruno Mars Joins MTV VMAs Lineup, Kanye West Slips Onstage

    August 11, 2011 6:00 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Bruno Mars Added to MTV Video Music Awards Bruno Mars is the latest artist to join the lineup of performers at the MTV Video Music Awards, following previously announced artists Chris Brown , Adele , Lil Wayne and…

  4. Billboard Bits: Daft Punk, Faith No More, Smashing Pumpkins and More

    March 10, 2010 6:17 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip every afternoon. New Daft Punk music has surfaced, courtesy of the latest trailer for the forthcoming "Tron Legacy" film. According to Spinner , Daft Punk are also reportedly making a cameo in the film…

  5. Jack Bruce Hopeful For Fresh Cream Shows

    July 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The three members of Cream plan to gather again in October, but whether they'll play music together is up in the air. The three members of Cream plan to gather again in October, but whether they'll play music together is up in the air. Jack Bruce says that he and Eric Clapton plan…

  6. Various Artists -- A Celebration for Jim Capaldi / Jan. 21, 2007 / London (Roundhouse)

    February 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST Any unenlightened observer of this generously mounted tribute concert would have soon realized that Jim Capaldi meant a great deal to an awful lot of his fellow rock musicians. Any unenlightened observer of this generously mounted tribute concert would have soon realized that Jim Capaldi…

  7. Winwood, Townshend Set For Capaldi Charity Gig

    December 04, 2006 12:00 AM EST Steve Winwood, Pete Townshend, Paul Weller and Bill Wyman are among those taking part in an all-star celebration of the late former member of Traffic, Jim Capaldi. Steve Winwood, Pete Townshend, Paul Weller and Bill Wyman are among those taking part in an all-star celebration of the late Jim…

  8. Frida Admits Longing For ABBA Reunion

    December 05, 2005 12:00 AM EST Anni-Frid "Frida" Lyngstad has considered a reunion of the Swedish supergroup of which she was once part. Anni-Frid "Frida" Lyngstad has considered a reunion of the Swedish supergroup of which she was once part. "I've felt that it would be fun to do something…