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  1. Nirvana, Kiss, Brian Epstein, Andrew Loog Oldham Among Rock Hall of Fame Inductees

    December 17, 2013 12:15 AM EST First-time nominee Nirvana and some long-neglected icons -- KISS, Linda Ronstadt, Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band -- will be inducted as the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's class of 2014 on April 10 at Brooklyn's Barclays Center. ...

  2. Claude Nobs, Montreux Jazz Festival Founder, Dead at 76

    January 10, 2013 8:09 PM EST Claude Nobs, the founder and general manager of the Montreux Jazz Festival, whose passion for music and artistry introduced generations of legendary musicians to international audiences on the Swiss stage, has died. He was 76. The Jazz Festival ...

  3. Rush, Deep Purple, Public Enemy, Kraftwerk, NWA, The Meters Among Rock Hall Nominees

    October 04, 2012 6:12 AM EDT Rush and Deep Purple, long considered glaring oversights for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, are among the finalists on this year's ballot, joining several returning names and a pair of groundbreaking rap groups. Also among the first-time nom ...

  4. Rush, Deep Purple, Public Enemy, Kraftwerk, NWA, The Meters Among Rock Hall Nominees

    October 04, 2012 6:12 AM EDT Deep Purple and Rush, long considered glaring oversights for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, are among the finalists on this year's ballot, joining several returning names and a pair of groundbreaking rap groups. Also among the first-time nom ...

  5. Veteran Promoter Jose Muniz Joins Evenpro Group, XYZ Live

    October 03, 2012 6:04 PM EDT Latin American concert promoter Jose Muniz has joined Evenpro Group and XYZ Live, according to the companies. The Evenpro Group, which has equity in the Brazil-based XYZ Live, has offices in Miami; Caracas, Venezuela; Bogota, Colombia; San Jose; C ...

  6. Ed Kowalczyk, Ex-Live Singer, Sued By Original Members For Using Band Name

    July 18, 2012 12:27 PM EDT When a popular band breaks up, it's often similar to what happens when two celebrities get divorced -- a lot of quarreling over assets. Sometimes it's worse, as often a band dissolution doesn't have the benefit of any pre-nup provid ...

  7. Deep Purple Keyboardist Jon Lord Dead at 71

    July 16, 2012 2:38 PM EDT Jon Lord, whose keyboard riffs and solos helped define the pioneering sound of Deep Purple, died Monday of a pulmonary embolism at the London Clinic. He was 71. He had been battling pancreatic cancer. Lord founded the British quintet Deep Purple w ...

  8. Davy Kirkwood, Audio Engineer, Dead at 63

    October 11, 2011 1:30 PM EDT Davy Kirkwood, an audio engineer who worked with acts ranging from the Rolling Stones to Rihanna over the past 30 years, died last week, according to Hall & Oates manager Jonathan Wolfson. He was 63. Born David Perry Kirkwood in Glasgow, Scotl ...

  9. Deep Purple Helps Foster Diplomacy With Russia, President's a Huge Fan

    March 24, 2011 7:50 AM EDT Ardent British rock fan Dmitry Medvedev got his wish on Tuesday night when the Russian president hosted Deep Purple at his luxurious residence near Moscow, the Kremlin said. Medvedev, 45, dressed in jeans and a black jacket, drank tea with the roc ...

  10. AC/DC, Stones, Slash Win At Classic Rock Awards

    November 11, 2010 12:00 AM EST Classic Rock magazine held its annual awards ceremony at London's Roundhouse, with the big winners including AC/DC, the Rolling Stones, Cheap Trick and Led Zeppelin . The Nov. 10 Marshall Classic Rock Roll of Honour event kicked off with a pe ...

  11. Brandon Flowers, Mark Ronson To Play New U.K. Venue

    September 07, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Brandon Flowers, Mark Ronson, Kelis, Hurts, Tinie Tempah, Kele and Klaxons are among the acts booked to play the new HMV Institute venue in Birmingham. Following a long-term, multi-million pound refurbishment since its closure in 2008, the U.K. ve ...

  12. Metal Legend Ronnie James Dio Dead At 67

    May 16, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Ronnie James Dio, whose soaring vocals, poetic lyrics and mythic tales of a never-ending struggle between good and evil broke new ground in heavy metal, died Sunday, according to a statement from his wife and manager. He was 67. Dio revealed last ...

  13. Edel Launches earMUSIC Label

    June 03, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The Hamburg indie edel AG has launched the earMUSIC label for rock and pop releases, with its launch roster including artists ranging from Deep Purple, Status Quo and Chris Rea to UB40, Swing Out Sister and former Suede singer Brett Anderson. The ...

  14. Classic Rock Hits The Road With 'Flashback' Tour

    August 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Music by Jimi Hendrix, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, the Doors, Janis Joplin and Deep Purple, among others, will be performed live by the Mystic Orchestra as part of "Flashback -- the Classic Rock Experience." The nearly 50-date U.S. arena t ...

  15. Milan's Rock FM Leaves The Airwaves

    May 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Rock FM, the Milan-based radio station, will cease broadcasting at 6 p.m. local time on May 31, after 18 years on the air. Its last few days have witnessed guest appearances by many of the Italian acts whose music it has played over the years, suc ...

  16. 6 Questions With David Fishof

    February 04, 2008 12:00 AM EST Admit it. At one point or another, you’ve fantasized about jamming with your favorite rock'n'roll musician. David Fishof, a veteran of the live music biz who has worked with such acts as the Monkees and Ringo Starr, has made that dream c ...

  17. Zeppelin Takes Flight Once More

    September 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Hard rock giant Led Zeppelin is reforming, but for one night only. The British band will play a one-off show at London's 18,000-capacity O2 arena Nov. 26. Veteran concert promoter Harvey Goldsmith, who is organizing the show, promises a full ...

  18. Belgian Biz Welcomes Lotto Arena

    March 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Belgian market has a new mid-size entertainment venue. Antwerp's Lotto Arena, which opened alongside the Sportpaleis venue on Saturday, is the result of a unique public/private partnership between the City of Antwerp and the Sportpaleis N ...

  19. Iron Maiden Preps Trek To India

    February 13, 2007 12:00 AM EST Veteran British heavy metal band Iron Maiden is set to play a series of stadium and festival dates in March and June 2007, including an historic date in Bangalore, India. Even though heavy rock legends Deep Purple have been regular visitors to Ind ...

  20. Brit Broadcaster 'Fluff' Freeman Dies

    November 28, 2006 12:00 AM EST Fluff known for unique use of classical music. Alan Freeman, who died Nov. 27 at the age of 79, was one of the most genuinely and universally admired broadcasters in British radio history. Known among professionals and listeners as "Fluff,&qu ...

  21. Brit Broadcaster 'Fluff' Freeman Dies

    November 28, 2006 12:00 AM EST Alan Freeman, who died Nov. 27 at the age of 79, was one of the most genuinely and universally admired broadcasters in British radio history. Known among professionals and listeners as "Fluff," his vo Alan Freeman, who died Nov. 27 at th ...

  22. Brit Broadcaster 'Fluff' Freeman Dies

    November 28, 2006 12:00 AM EST Alan Freeman, who died Nov. 27 at the age of 79, was one of the most genuinely and universally admired broadcasters in British radio history. Known among professionals and listeners as "Fluff," his vo Alan Freeman, who died Nov. 27 at th ...

  23. Jazz Saxophonist Dick Heckstall-Smith Dies

    December 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST Legendary British saxophonist Dick Heckstall-Smith, who played with a list of musicians that reads like a who's who of the international jazz and rock music scene, died Friday (Dec. 17) of cancer. He Legendary British saxophonist Dick Hecksta ...

  24. Eagle Rock Clinches UMI License Deal

    November 26, 2004 12:00 AM EST British music and video specialist Eagle Rock Entertainment is extending the reach of its catalog through a licensing deal with Universal Mobile, the wireless division of Universal Music International British music and video specialist Eagle Rock ...

  25. Eagle Rock Clinches UMI License Deal

    November 26, 2004 12:00 AM EST British music and video specialist Eagle Rock Entertainment is extending the reach of its catalog through a licensing deal with Universal Mobile, the wireless division of Universal Music International British music and video specialist Eagle Rock ...

  26. Indie Publisher Bill Lowery Dead At 79

    June 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Atlanta company had numerous varied hits. Legendary indie music publisher Bill Lowery died Tuesday (June 8) of cancer at Atlanta's Haven House Hospice. He was 79. The former owner of the Lowery Music Co. in Atlanta and the first-ever inductee ...

  27. Indie Publisher Bill Lowery Dead At 79

    June 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Atlanta company had numerous varied hits. Legendary indie music publisher Bill Lowery died Tuesday (June 8) of cancer at Atlanta's Haven House Hospice. He was 79. The former owner of the Lowery Music Co. in Atlanta and the first-ever inductee ...

  28. Electronic Arts, Def Jam Link For 'Vendetta II'

    April 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Video-game manufacturer Electronic Arts has extended its music-licensing partnership with Def Jam, reteaming for "Def Jam Vendetta II," which will be released in autumn for the PlayStation 2, Game Cub Video-game manufacturer Electronic A ...